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BY MICHAEL RINKER
Macclenny's downtown revital-
ization effort, which already ap-
peared to be languishing, is now
faced with persuading CSX to al-
low improvements on the railroad's
The centerpiece of revitalization
plans is the landscaping and light-
ing of parking areas on Railroad
Avenue, which runs along the north
side of the tracks.
Tentative plans also call for the
street to be converted to two-way
The Core Downtown Macclenny
Group has been working with city
officials to make improvements to
Macclenny's core district bounded
by Fifth Street and College Street
between US 90 and the railroad
They hope to stimulate business
activity in the area to stem the pos-
sible migration of customers to the
Wal-Mart Supercenter and inevit-
ably, other businesses being built
at SR 228 and Interstate 10.
At a meeting Ma\ 8 \with the
Core Group, city planning and zon-
ing officer Roger Yarborough said
he'd spoken with a CSX represen-
tative in a discussion he character-
ized as "negative."
"He was basically saying no
more leasing, they just want to use
[railroad rights of way] for loading.
The city currently leases the
right-of-way on the south side of
City manager Gerald Dopson
noted that years ago one of CSX's
corporate ancestors granted the city
an easement to pave Railroad Street,
which sits on the right of way.
Attendees at Monday's meeting
agreed the proposed improvements
to the street would not extend any
farther onto CSX property.
Mr. Dopson said city officials
would'be reluctant to lease the north
side because of the cost, which he
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1 Year, Vol. 4 Thursday May 11, 2006 Macclenny, Florida 504
Morning is given
... 20 year sentence
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Cooling off at the annual 'Ride with Fire'fund-raiser...
Four youngsters attending the annual Ride With Fire festivities in Glen St. Manr last Saturday take a refreshing dip in the Celebration
Park fountain. From left.: Chevanne Reddel, Sierra Peppers, Lillian Reddel and Katey Peppers Earlier that morning, a field of 77 motor-
cycles and 100 participants tooA off for a 75-inle ride by all of the county's eight volunteer fire stations in the third annual event that
raised an estimated S4500 after e.penses. Participants enjoyed a BBQ and games after the ride, and entertainment by the band Thermal
Image. made up of Clay Counn' fire fighters. Nancy Oliver, spokeswoman for the county fire department and one of the organizer, said
funds will be used to purchase equipment lor trtcki. Pnooi b. Kellcy Lannigan
BY MICHAEL RINKER
James Edward Moring, who
received nothing more than a slap
on the wrist after violating proba-
tion four times in less than three
years, violated once too often.
Circuit Judge David Giant on
May 8 sentenced him to 20 years in
Mr. Moring, 31, from Mac-
cleno) but living in the Baldwin
area when last free, was sentenced
to five years' probation in Nov-
ember 2000 after pleading no con-
test to battery on a police officer.
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon, aggravated attempt to
elude police, and resisting arrest
w ith violence.
Three months later, he was
charged with violating probation
Feds re-indict Sanderson man
Arnoild Cla vion escorted b ,vS herif Dobjonu futerilMay 2 adrrest
Prol, ul ihe Baker C-oni% 5hi I I I', 11,
Remains of local relic rise up
out of 50 years of underbrush
at site of new Wal-Mart
BY JIM McGAULEY
As the giant machinery cleared out a half-century of under-
brush and noisily ground it up into a brownish-red mulch at the
site of the new Wal-Mart Supercenter recently, the skeleton of a
block structure rose on the west end of the 20 acres at the corner
of SR 228 and Interstate 10.
It was, to those who knew it back in the 1940s and 50s, the old
The land prep contractor finished pushing down what remained
of the landmark last week, but for Joe Barber, a retired chief
deputy sheriff whose family owned much of the property pur-
chased for the new mega-store, seeing it sitting in the back of the
field brought back memories.
Slaughterhouses aren't exactly the optimum workplace for
reasons that needn't be clarified.
But for the better part of two decades, the Baker slaughterhouse
was an economic outpost of sorts in a Baker County that didn't
have much in the way of commerce.
Several of Mr. Barber's older brothers Ed and William (Dub)
were much more involved in the operation than Joe, a teenager in
the mid-1940s in the heyday.
World War II created a demand for everything, and meat was
no exception. It wasrationed, and what didn't go for the war effort
A Sanderson man with a
record of large-volume Mr.. Clayt
drug sales is back in federal sentence
custody this week follow- 1999 to 5
ing his arrest by agents of a
multi-agency task force on in federal
May 2. conspiracy
When the investigators, tribute co
three of whom are from
Baker County, knocked on released i
the door to arrest Arnold Septembe
Clayton at his residence off serve a fti
Clayton Ave. that after-
noon, they ended up seiz- probation
ing a sizable amount of
drugs and cash. Mr. Clayton was indicted
by a federal grand jury in Jacksonville on
April 27, charged with distribution of
The officers, Randy Crews and Matt
Bowen of the federal task force, along with
local investigators David Bryant and
Scott\ Rhoden, found 17 ounces of pow-
der cocaine in shoes underneath a bed and
on a shef; 30 pieces of crack cocaine and a
box containing plastic baggies commonly
used in drug sales.
The officers also confiscated $1651 in
cash, most of it from the pocket of a pair of
pants belonging to the accused.
The indictment and warrant stem from
two alleged drug buys back in October of
d in July,
y to dis-
er, 2003 to
last )ear. On the 13th and
21st, a confidential source
bought $500 worth of crack
from the accused.
A federal magistrate on
May 5 agreed with the US
Attorney's Office that Mr.
Clayton be detained in cus-
tody, in part because he has
a past record of federal drug
violations He was sen-
tenced in July, 1999 to 57
month for conspiracy to dis-
tribute cocaine, and released
in late September, 2003 to
begin a five year probationary period.
The government will seek to re-sentence
him for violating probation with the
alleged drug sales.
He is the latest of defendants whose
activities have drawn the scrutiny of the
federal task force based on the suspected
large amount of trafficking they engage in.
Sheriff Joe) Dobson described Mr.
Clayton as a "big-time" drug dealer who
based his operation mostly in the
"From what we can itll. he went right
back in business after getting out of the
prison, and we've been wanting to get him
back out of circulation for a while." said
after his arrest for assault on a law
enforcement officer, disorderly
conduct, and resisting arrest with-
out violence. His probation was
"modified," but he remained out of
In February 2002 he violated
again by failing to take his medica-
tion and continue mental health
Two months later, he violated by
failing to report to his probation
officer. He was re-sentenced to two
In September 2003 an arrest for
disorderly conduct violated his pro-
bation once more. Again, his pro-
bation ,was modified to include 90
days of community control.
Then, two years ago, he was ar-
rested in connection with an arson
at a Macclenny home.
After that came an arrest for
domestic violence (in September
2005) and a contempt of court charge
(November 2005) % hen he became
loud and belligerent during a court
appearance and had to be restrained
"With Moring's history of vio-
lence and violations of probation by
violence, he is viewed as an active
threat to open society," probation
officer Charles Rogers w rote to the
court prior to Monday's sentencing.
Judge Giant ordered Mr. NMoring
to serve five years for each of the
four counts he'd pled to in
November 2000. And he ordered
the terms served consecutively.
Mr. Moring will be credited for
1119 days already served.
Still charged with the arson, he
has until May 12 to accept a plea
offer with prosecutors or go to trial
May 15. The deal reportedly calls
for a 20-year sentence to be served
concurrently w ith his sentence
In other recent cases before
Devin Alan Sisler was sen-
tenced to 99 months in prison for
Mr. Sisler, 24, had been placed
on ten years' probation in March
2005 after pleading no contest to
lewd behavior w ith a girl under the
age of 16.
He'd had sex three times with a
14-year-old Glen St. Mary girl. In
May 2003, she would sneak out of
her home to meet him. A friend of
hers, however, told her parents who
discovered her diary, which told of
Prior to probation, Mr. Sisler
had been sentenced to two;years in
prison, although he apparently was
released before his term was up.
A string of three violations of
probation began March 31 of this
year when he was fired after one
month on the job at the Baldwin
Waffle House. Prior to that he
worked in Macclenny with A
Touch of Grass landscaping (one
month), Taco Bell (four months)
and Burger King (one month).
His probation required him to
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Joe Barber points to the remains of the family's slaughterhouse before it was pushed over to make way for the Supercenter.
was quickly bought up by the private sector using
The late Ed Barber first came up with the idea of a
processing plant in Macclenny sometime during the
1930s, says his son of the same name.
"He built it to slaughter cattle that belonged to his
uncle Charles (Roe) Barber and my grandfather
James (Ed) Barber," said the namesake, who like
many descendants of the Barber clan resides just
across Turkey Creek.
The elder brothers owned an estimated 5000 head
of cattle that grazed across several northeast Florida
The next ten years brought a number of contracts
outside the family, most notably with Benny Setzer of
Jacksonville, who owned a chain of neighborhood
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estimated at $10,000, and that
"there is no assurance they would
allow us to do the project en-
hancements we want to do there."
He said there is a "feeling of.
Another CSX official, however,
offered clarification when contact-
ed by The Press.
"We don't have a blanket.poli-
cy," Gary Sease said Monday
afternoon. "Usually the railroad's
right --of-way is maintained for
the support of railroad operations,
but we do entertain requests and
proposals.... We then determine
whether the proposed modifica-
tions would have a negative
impact on the safety of opera-
To reach that stage, however, he
said CSX would need more spe-
cifics on the project.,
The city has already agreed to
spend $20,000 to make improve-
ments to public space in the core
Officials would then extend the
landscaping and lighting motif to
the planned expansion of city hall.
A "for fun" bowling tourna-
ment is being hosted by Cassat's
Bat Bowl in Jacksonville on Satur-
day'May, 20 at 10:00 am.
It is a fund raiser for the Ameri-
can Cancer Society's Relay for
Life and is hosted by the GFWC
Women's Club of Macclenny. If
interested, please call Jo-Ann at
259-6942 or (904)-318-0452.
Everyone gets a T-shirt! There
will be door prizes and a trophy
for the winner of each of three
games. Please come and "Have A
Animals. Feeder pigs for sale,
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r. Dopson said that Earth-
works of Macclenny is prepared to .
begin work on Railroad Street, but
"would probably like assurances
that [it's OK]."
Core Group chairman Jim Mc-
Gauley cautioned against the pro-
ject losing momentum.
"This has been languishing, and
this CSX thing is irritating," he
The group had hoped the city
would apply for a Community De-
velopment Block Grant to help
fund the project, but city officials
have yet to be presented with pre-
lirninary engineering work needed
to move forward with the process.
Macclenny Commissioner Phil
Rhoden said at Monday's meeting
tri bbard als'd would need a gener'-
al tfimb frame and costs estimates.
Dick Edwards, the city's grant,
coordinator, said there's probably.
not enough time to meet the dead-
line for the upcoming CDBG ap-
"It's best to skip this cycle," hel
advised, adding that the next cycle
starts February 1, 2007.
Mr. McGauley said the group is
aiming to have the basic informa-
tion for city commissioners at their
"I'm concerned that if we don't
get the engineering done in '06, if
will drag on and on."
He also said he'd like to have'
the CSX situation resolved by then.
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When something is sad,
ha does it 'a' mean
I've noticed one or two things of time before F-15s start arriving. is drilling to the center. of the
listening to people talk on televi- It would be a good idea to learn Earth. There is no way to tell.
sion and in real life. They use a,lot the phrase Sqmper F ibbecause ,,,-There-'s a good chance that thej
of.phrasca haL.donl -al.was--say -.Maines-are right around .the cor-_ .._.DQT doesn't .even.know. ...-. .. ;)
%what they mean. These phrases are.
meant to describe events in a way.
that everyone understands, but
somewhere along the line, we're
missing some important compo-
nents of the truth.
In fact. they often don't tell the
whole truth and nothing but the
truth. I suppose that's wh) they are
so popular with politicians. Here
are some that I've compiled with
the help of my pal, Cathy Bales.
v' When a doctor tells you that
something he or she is about to do
might cause "a little discomfort,"
you'd best stand by for the kind of
pain inflicted in a Turkish prison.
A few years back, when my
dentist could not remove a tempo-
rary crown, he and I swear this is
true brought out a blowtorch and
told me it might cause "a little dis-
comfort." If he hadn't have been
leaning over me with that thing I'd
have run for the hills.
V When my wife bought our
daughter Sara Beth a Barbie RV
and it came with the phrase "some
assembly required" emblazoned
on the box, .Ishould have realized
that to put thistlhing together I
would have to go back to school
and get a degree in mechanical
It took me half the night to
assemble a Barbie RV. The Winn-
ebago people can probably assem-
ble a real RV in half the time it
took me to put together Barbie's. I
hope she and Ken and Midge and
Skipper had a good time at the
V If a television weatherperson
tells you that there is a "significant.
indication" that a hurricane is like-
ly to come ashore nearby, you'd
better hide in the bathtub with a
couple of tins of Vienna sausage
and Yoo Hoo. You might be there
for a while.
/ If Alan Greenspan's replace-
ment at the Federal Reserve tells
you that there may be a "slight ten-
dency" for the stock exchange to
"fluctuate," there's a good chance
that people are going to be jump-
ing out of windows at the New
York Stock Exchange. Batten
down the hatches for rough weath-
er ahead. ;
/ If the president claims that he
is "genuinely concerned" about the
situation in some third world coun-
try, that means that people in that
country better start ducking and
covering because it's only a matter
V If you are in the airport and
hear an announcement that there
will be a "slight delay," then start
MY SIDE OF
walking. You'll probably get to
Cleveland faster riding your thumb
than: you will waiting for Fly By
Night Airlines to arrive.
V A "slight delay" can also
apply to other things. If %ou want-
ed the latest video game or action
figure for your kid for Christmas
and are told that there will be a
"slight delay" in filling your order,
you probably shouldn't expect it
before Arbor Day. As a matter of
fact, I think that I'm still waiting
for that 12-inch red Power Ranger
that I ordered in 1993 for my son
, V If a salesman tells you that
there is a "negligible difference"
between the car that you want at a
lower price and the high priced car
that he wants to sell you, it really'
means that one of them has an
engine and one of them has a
squirrel on a conveyer belt.
If he goes on to tell you that
there is a "negligible difference"
between the gas mileage of one as
opposed to the other, that means
you'd better put a second mort-
gage on the house or befriend a
V If someone tells you that hav-
ing that bass boat is "a mixed
blessing," it means that you are in
for a heap of trouble. "Mixed
blessing" means that the 5 percent
of the time you are actually out on
the water is great and that the
remaining 95 percent of the time it
is a black hole that money falls
into, never to appear again.
V I was driving in downtown
Jacksonville the other day and
when I had finished what I was
doing I tried to find the interstate. I
'got to the junction of 1-95, only to
find that there was a "temporary
When you are dealing with the
Department of Transportation,
"temporary" could mean two days
or two years, depending on
whether that big drilling rig is just
putting in a light pole or whether it
One other thing about "tempo-
rary detours." They never take you
through scenic places like San
Marco. They always take you
through parts of town that resem-
ble Baghdad on a bad day. The last
"temporary detour" I took had
signs for Podunk, One Horse
Town, No-Man's Land and The
End of the World.
E If you have the misfortune of
seeing a sign that says "Speed
Limit Strictly Enforced," it means
that behind every billboard is a'
local officer ready to remind you
that 45 mph really means 45 mph
anid riot 46 nmph. These signs are
.usually half the size of the one
right in frobii 'of'you that says
"temporary detour" which is lead-
ing you into that speed trap.
SIf someone claims that what
you've just heard is a "slight
understatement,",what it really
means is an' outright, bold-faced
V If someone is'described as
having "questionable moral char-
acter" then you'd better hold on to
your wallet, it's about to take a
major hit. That person is probably
on the criminal justice track and
will wind up in jail or high politi-
cal office one day.
V If someone tells you a child in
your Sunday school class might be
"a little difficult" you can read into
it he is actually Damian from The
Omen. Don't be surprised when he
sets fire to the Nativity scene and
turns his head around in a com-
V If something is described as
"a challenge," it means that you'd
better be a comic book superhero
with an IQ: to equal Einstein's or
you aren't going to have much
I've gotten to the point where I
wish that people would just say
what they mean. But, I guess
there's not much chance of that.
Pere a 'klutz'
scores 1id mthe
biker road games
I was standing along the road-
beside Celebration Park in Glen St.
MarN last Saturday when I received
an unexpected proposal.
The post-event festivities for the
county volunteer fire department's
third annual Ride With Fire benefit
ride were underway and I'd stop-
ped by to see what was happening.
Members of the Route Hawgs
motorcycle organization take part
in the e\ent and bikes were every-
Since, I carry a camera with me
most of the time and the bike rodeo
games were about to start, I was
also scouting for a photo opportu-
nity .'' .
Suddenly, one of the bikers-.
cam.p ,jo,to m.e nd asked "I'v. ost
my partner, can you help me out?"
This guy wants me? I thought in
The event called.for teams of
two people, but I certainly wasn't
experienced in anything having to
do with operating a motorcycle. In
fact, until recently, it had been over
20 years since I last rode on one. I
was thrown off on that fateful ride
long ago and never had the desire
to ride again.
I could see he was really anxious
to compete, so I swallowed any
trepidation I momentarily felt,
handed off my camera to someone
I knew I could trust to watch it,
then climbed.aboard the big Harley
Our e\ ent w as the ring toss.
."Oh no!" I thought td myself.
This was bad. I; don't do games or
competitions or athletic events. I
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don't do anything that involves a
stick or a bat or ball or ring or rack-
et or board. Nada.
I can't play backgammon or
Clue or card games of any kind. I
don't understand strategy or scor-
ing or the rules of games and 1I
can't seem to learn them. I have
tried and failed miserable ,
\When I was seven, it only took
one neighborhood game of baseball
in which I was jeered off the field
for ineptitude to make me shy away
from team sports for good. And in
the sixth grade, I got my toe broken
so badhl in a basketball game that I
walked on crutches for two weeks.
P.E. class in school was miser-.
able. No one chose me for their
team. It' was assumed I would be
the last one standing on the.court or
field after everyone chose their
teammates. It wasn't a 'pleasant
feeling. And the look on the faces
of the team that ended up with me
by default' wasn't pleasant either.
It's hard to muster up the gumption
to ven try when you know that
nobody wants you.
So I became better at other
things. I read books. I became
something of an! artist. I developed,
my singing voice. I danced. Maybe
I had no coordination on the
. field,but I had more than my fair
share on the stage.
My "sport" became working out
at the gym. There was a time I was
in considerably better shape than
many folks who had outshined me
physically when we were younger.
From time to time I tried things
like dribbling a basketball or catch-
ing a baseball, and even golfing.
But.it just wasn't there. The one
time I managed to actually hit a
golfball at a driving.range, I hit the
ball up over my head and it landed
in the street behind me.
I greatly envied people who
were good at things like lacrosse,
Associated Training Services
and pole vaulting and polo and
racketball. They seemed so far be-
yond my reach.
Back to the biker rodeo. As we
got into position I noticed four
orange caution cones had been set
up along the shoulder of the road.
When it was our turn I was handed
four hula hoops.
The object of the competition
was this: The driver of the motor-
cycle had to keep the bike on the
outside of the double yellow line in
the middle of the road. As we rode
past, I was to .try to throw the hula
hoops across the lane and over
I watched how the riders ahead
of me were throwing the hoops. It
didn't seem to be % working too well.
I tried to mentally corripensate.
When it was my turn, I missed the
first t wo cones, but somehow read-
justed the angle and force of my
throw and got the hoop over the
What a surprise! And what. a
On our second pass, I fas more
than ready. As we approached and
passed the four cones, it worked
like choreography. All four hoops
sailed across and circled all four
cones. I was about as amazed as
S'\e ever been in my life. When
they handed me my prize a gift
certificate for dinner at a great
restaurant out of to\\ n I almost
Remember, I was the kid who
couldn't even play Red Rover and
get it right and became too discour-
aged in later life to even try.
I once saw an 80-year-old
woman drive up to the beach in a
small truck and unload a surfboard.
She was a bit bent over and a little
shaky. It, took her a while to negoti-
ate the stairs and boardwalk and get
the board do\\ n to the beach. She
never took her eyes off the water.
There were stares and snickering
along the way by the surfer.dudes
who ruled the beach and the waves.
When that little old woman got
that board in the surf however, it
was a different story. She blew
those guys out of the water. The
snickering and the laughing ceased
and stares of amazement took their
Before I left, I noticed that a
group of the guys had gone over to
talk to her and look at her board.
On the bumper of her truck was a
sticker that read: Just do It.
Maybe in 30 years, when I'm
close to eighty, I'll be that little old
lady. In the meantime, where's that
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house on lot
(From page one)
(Mr. Setzer's retail interests
later evolved into the Pic N Save
chain, now defunct.)
"They also cut meat for a lot of
the 'mom and pop' grocery stores
over in Jacksonville and Winn-
Dixie," said Ed Barber.-
Joe Barber remembers working
at the slaughterhouse as a teen,
and the hundreds of animals
shipped in by truck and at a rail-
head behind the present day office
of The Baker County Press.
"They're sometimes be hun-
dreds of head penned up on the
property and most of them .who
got here by train came from big
ranches out in Texas."
Slaughter operations come with
their own nomenclature: the hold-
ing pens, the killing floor, the guts
buckets, the chilling room, the
"You can imagine it wasn't the
cleanest place in the world when
they'd get/started during the day,
but every night that place had to
be scrubbed down and cleaned,"
recalls Joe Barber.
"There was a USDA man there
all the time to enforce the rules
and inspect the meat."
Every part of a carcass ended
up used for something: the hides
were salted down and hauled off
daily by a processor; entrails and
non-edible parts were boiled and
rendered down for use in soap and
The blood that was' a different
story. It flowed out through con-
crete chutes pushed forward with a
water rinse right in to Turkey
Creek, a disposal method consid-
ered primitive and illegal today.
The Barbers processed meat for
local farmers as well, and at its
peak Joe Barber estimates a dozen
or two were employed at any time.
During the 1930's the plant burned
but it was quickly rebuilt.
The demise of Barber's slaugh-
terhouse coincided with the emer-
gence of large regional meat pack-
ing plants that served both grow-
ing grocery chains and privately
The Barbers aren't sure exactly
when it ceased to operate, proba-
bly the late 1950's, but the trees,
vines and foliage gradually: began
to envelope the site, hiding it from
view on both the interstate and CR
Until three weeks ago, when the
huge bulldozers pushed past, and
then finally pushed over, the relic
of a bygone era.
(From page one)
"work diligently at a lawful occu-.
He also refused to participate in
his sex offender treatment.
Finally, he was caught posting.
sexually-explicit statements on his
website on myspace.com.
*William Hudson was sen-
tenced to 364 days in jail after
pleading no contest to criminal
mischief, grand theft, possession
of cocaine and battery. He
received credit for 364 days
Kyle Cannon Jr. was sen-
tenced to 180 days in jail after
pleading no contest to violating
probation for felony driving with a
suspended license. He gets credit
for 16 days served.
,Anthony Juliana got 12 days
in jail for'violating probation.
Also, his drug-offender sanctions
were extended. He gets credit for
eight days served.
Kraylon Givens was placed on
three years' drug-offender proba-
tion after pleading no contest to
possession of cocaine with intent
to sell and possession with intent
to sell a controlled substance.
Marcus Norton also was sen-
tenced to three years' drug-offend-
er probation after pleading no con-
test to sale/possession of a con-
trolled substance and use/posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.
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* Control understory
* Minimize tree wounds
Code board members'
appointment rule eased
National Prayer Day celebrated in Glen St. Maly May 5
Major Joseph Chiofolo (far left) and members of the Baker County High School ROTC (John Crawford, Brice Gibson, James Harmon,
Audra Longworth and Michael Smyth) bow their heads as they participate. in the National Prayer Day observance held last week at
Celebration Park in Glen St. Mary. The event has been held here at lunchtime for .several years, and dre" an estiinaied 60 people for
prayer and uplifting messages. The event is sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Glen. Ph..ic. Kiio Le,rng.ng
'Explion of mnalithere
involving juvenileage partiants
Sheriff's deputies found them-
selves faced recently with an
explosion of crimes by juvenile-
age suspects, some acting alone
and some acting in collusion with
The most serious of the inci-
dents involved burglaries, one
where, a front door was knocked
down to steal prescription drugs,
the other involving the theft of an
estimated $3000 in jewelry.
A witness to a breaking at Baker
Manor Apartments in south Mac-
clenny called police attention to a
passing Ford Probe the evening of
March 6 while the officers were
processing the scene.
Deputies Jimmy Stalnaker and
James Parham III stopped the
vehicle near SR 22S and ended up
arresting two 16-veTar-bld male
and two 17--year-old females"
along with Angel Rhoden, 21, of
Subsequent questioning led to
burglary and grand theft counts
against Ms. Rhoden and the two
males, who witnesses at the apart-
ments said entered the residence of
41-year-old Troy Mort.
Ms. Rhoden is charged with
acting as a lookout while one of
the males kicked, open a front
door. She initially told the youths,
the occupant owed her money.
One of the females is charged
with driving the getaway Ford, and
police say one of the males
attempted to bring some of the
stolen pills into county jail in a
shoe. .. ,
Two of four suspects in a grand
theft and burglary at the residence
of Kathryn Ross near Taylor on
May 6 are juveniles.
The 16-)ear-old males, who
live in the vicinity of God's Acre
Lane, are charged along with
Michael Burnette, 23, and William
Rigdon, 19, with stealing watches,
rings and bracelets from the mas-
Some of the items were sold for
drugs and some were recovered.
In other juvenile crimes:
V A 15-year-old Baker High
School student is charged with
theft of an estimated $160 from
teacher Marlys Thomas, all pro-
ceeds from the sale of snacks.
Other students reported seeing
him take money on two days in
late April, and the youth told his
mother he was being paid $5 a day
to help the teacher.
',\ A 16-) ear-old female'.isr"sus-
petted of fleeing the Cato clothing
store on South 6th about midday
on May 6 when a store employee
saw her stuff eight pairs of under-
wear in a purse. .
She was with another young
female who also ran from the store
when confronted. Deputy Matt
Hilliard contacted the girl's moth-
er, who said she hadn't been home
for several days.
VA 15-year-old male is charged
with the theft of two bicycles from
the residence of Carol Finkle on
Stoddard St. in Macclenny ov-
ernight on May 5.
Both bikes were recovered, one
in a nearby field and the other next
to the suspect's house.
V Campus deputy Tracie Ben-
ton arrested a 12-year-old male
student at Baker Cbunty Middle
School for battery on two other
students the morning of May 4.
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BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
A change to an ordinance of the
Baker County Land Development
Regulations will impact the length
of terms that .appointed members
of the Code Enforcement Board
are allowed to serve.
The new ordinance was approv-
ed by the Baker County Com-
mission last month, and means
members of the Code Enforcement
Board whose terms are near expira-
tion may be appointed to an addi-
tional three-year term.
When the initial reappointment
of three years is concluded, the
new amendment allows members
to continue to serve additional
three-year terms indefinitely with
Current members of the Code
Enforcement Board, by unanimous
vote of the county commissioners,
were recently reappointed to serve
a three year term and were official-
ly notified of the appointments by
The code board in its May, 8
meeting ruled on four cases involv-
ing citations for violations.
James Wright of Deerfield Cir-
cle was cited for excessive refuse,
which included five apparently
Mr. Wright, pleading extenuat-
ing circumstances, asked for and
was granted a 30-day extension
from May 8 to bring his property
Failure to comply will result in a
$75 fine for the first day beyond
the extension and $15 per day
Samuel Miller, of a different ad-
dress on Deerfield Circle, was
cited for excessive refuse and mo-
bile home skirting violations.
Samuel Miller's sister Georgia
Miller appeared before the board
on behalf of her brother who is
Ms. Miller, pleading extenuat-
ing circumstances, was also grant-
ed a 30-day extension with the
same fine structure if the property
is not brought into compliance.
Ricky Taylor of Lila Harvey
Road was cited for a mobile home
Notice of violation was issued
January 17, 2006 and again on
February 27. Multiple attempts to
contact Mr. Taylor by certified mail
and in person have been ignored.
Mr. Taylor did not appear at the
May 8 meeting.
The board agreed to designate
the Taylor case as a "no response"
non-compliance case. It agreed to a
ten day extension, but failure to
comply will result in the fine of
$250 the first day beyond the end
of the extension and $100.00 for
each day there after for a maximum
of up to 180 days.
Michael Wilcox of Fred Harvey
Road was cited for a non-skirting
violation. As of May 8, as reported
by code enforcement officer Glen
Patten, Mr. Wilcox was found to be
in compliance and the case was
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Division of Forestry, the University of
Florida/IFAS, and the USDA Forest Service.
Help prevent damage from bark beetles,
diseases, and wildfire through practices
that promote healthy pines.
City approves further
for Macdenny offices
BY MICHAEL RINKER
Macclenny commissioners told
their planning consultant Tuesday
night to develop more detailed
plans, for a proposed expansion of
,Marvin Hill presented commis-
sioners with a "conservative" pre-
liminary concept drawing of a new
wing running perpendicular from
the back of the current building
into the parking lot.
The new space. which Mr. Hill
estimated would be 1800 2000
square feet, would house the fin-
ance/utilities operations currently
located just inside the Macclenny
Avenue entrance to city hall.
STe move would clear the way
for a drive-through window where
ccustomers pay utility bills.
The building and zoning depart-
ment, which is now located farther
inside city hall, would slide to the
space vacated by finance.
,The resulting space could be
used to help accommodate expect-
ed growth in staff.
Meanwhile, in the back of the
building, the city manager's office
w would ,be combined with the city
secretary\ 's office to form a confer-
ence room, which would be con-
rinected to the commission cham-
'Those two would move into
offices in the new wing.
Mr. Hill said he had no firm cost
.'figures, bit with the board's green
light he can "...go further to get,
Two key aesthetic aspects of the
plan are landscaping/green space
and lighting that matches plans
already in motion for the revitaliza-
tion of thedowntown area just to
the west of city hall.
Hill said he envisions a kind of
miniature park, "a garden-type
thing," perhaps with benches, nes-
tled between the wings of the pro-
That ideal, hoveTers depend-
ent upon how much parking will be
The preliminary concept draw-
ing allows for just 19 spaces.
"I can get more in there, but
,wanted to leave green space," Mr.
He added that more spaces may
open up along the railroad tracks as
part of the revitalization effort.
The city is also looking into
expanding to the east if it can ac-
quire the land.
In other action at Tuesday's
Granted a three-month grace
period for Geneva Rhoden, owner
of The Glass Menagerie on Mac-
clenny Avenue, to comply with a
city ordinance prohibiting mer-
chants from placing their wares on
public rights of way.
City- manager Gerald Dopson
said the move to revitalize the
downtown area has prompted the
'city to be more vigilant in enforc-
ing its code there.
"We've been a little relaxed on
some of these ordinances because,
quite honestly, we... had trouble
getting businesses to come there,"
Ms. Rhoden argued that her
merchandise does not block the
* Someone made off with cabi-
nets valued at $1265 from a con-
struction site the weekend before
The assembled cabinets were
inside a yet-to-be-completed home
on Islamorada Dr. in the Cypress
Pointe subdivision. They were the
property of Maronda Homes.
The annual St. George, Ga.
school homecoming will be on
Saturday, May 27 beginning at
noon at the family life building of
the First Baptist Church of St.
The special honoree this year is
Irene Parish, whose teaching ca-
reer in the St. George community
spanned 27 years.
Please bring your favorite cov-
ered dish and join us for lunch and
an afternoon of renewing aquaint-
ences, sharing old school memo-
ries and honoring Ms. Parish, who
contributed so much to so many
Greg Griffis, who is wheelchair-
bound, attended the meeting to
support Ms. Rhoden. He said he
had no problems traversing the
area in front of her store, and that
even when he's sitting there pedes-
trians can still walk through.
Ms. Rhoden also argued it's not
fair for the city to force her to
change the way she's been doing
business for 14 years.
City attorney Frank Maloney,
however, said she couldn't be
grandfathered in because the ordi-
nance was in place before she set
Finally, she pointed to other
business who she believed were in
violation, including a store across
the street displaying tires outside.
Mr. Dobson, however, said the
tires are on private property, not the
sidewalk, which is a public right-
Commissioners discussed a spe-
cial exception for her or voiding
the law, but expressed concern it
w would "open Pandora's Box."
"Geneva is not the only issue
here." said Mayor Gary Dopson.
"It must apply to every one else...
and %we're just asking for trouble if
we do atwa% with the ordinance."
Commissioner Phil Rhoden of-
fered a compromise under which
Ms. Rhoden would be given a
grace period to notify her cus-
tomers of the pending change.
Earlier, she said she was worried
that people would drive by and
think she x% ere closed if they didn't
see items out front.
Appro ed the second reading
of a rezoning request b\ American
Enterprise Bank. which h clears the
way for its Turkey Creek Branch to
be built on a tract on the eastside of
Fifth Street just south of Lowder
Approved a $59,800 contract
with Gainesville' engineer Frank
Darabi to study the impact that
doubling capacity of the sewer.
treatment plant would. have on'
Turkey Creek. The study is
required by the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection.
Authorized the city manager to
look into the feasibility of a
stormwater drainage project in the
southeast quadrant of Macclenny.
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'Bloody fight participant is
taken to Shands on Sunday
A fight that began between two
Jackson% ille men as .they rode
around "--in the forest" on Nla\ 7
and resumed in the parking lot of a
Maccklnn) realtor ended with one
of them in Shands Jackson\ ille
with a serious head injurN.
Herman Solano, 50. was lying
in the bed of an eastbound pickup
truck pleading for help after it was
stopped shortly after it merged
onto Interstate 10 from the SR 121
Deputy James Parham III said
he saw the 1998. Ford Ranger
moments before and followed it
onto the interstate.
A witness to a fight in the park-
ing lot of the Thomas Rhoden real -
ty office at South 6th and Bou-
levard alerted the sheriff's de-
partment with a description of the
The caller said he witnessed the
fight between Mr, Solano and the
driver of the pickup, 37-year-old
Mitchell Lewis, and that the for-
me %sAiead asTco\, r m b---.W '
The officer said both men ad-
mited to drinking heavily that af-
,ternoon, and Mr. Lewis said he
struck Mr. Solano in the head with
a beer bottle. The initial argument
started when they, along with Mar-
ia Olson, 51,. also of Jacksonville,
were riding in the Osceola Nation-
SThe two men were fighting and
arguing in the Macclenny parking
lot when spotted by witnesses who
became alarmed at the amount of
blood on Mr. Solano's head.
Deputy Adam Faircloth said he
had to threaten Mr. Lewis with a
Taser gun to get him to cooperate
He was treated at the scene for
injuries received in the fight, and
Mr. Solano was taken by rescue
unit to Shands when inclement
weather, prevented a helicopter
t His injuries apparently were not
as serious as first believed, and he
was released the following day.
Mr. Lewis was. booked into
county jail for aggravated battery,
driving with a -license suspended
six times and having an improper
,A- criminal complaint was filed
charging Mr. ,Solano with aggra-
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A 'boozeless' DUI charge
A Macclenny woman whose
2007 Honda was doing nearly 100
mph just before she was stopped
on SR 121 south the morning of
-May 2 was arrested for DUI after
failing several field sobriety tests.
Ashlei Gibson, 26, did not reg-
ister any alcohol content %hen she
was. administered an intoxilizer
test at county jail follow ing the
3:30 am arrest. Deputy Ben An-
derson said a urine sample \\ ill be
analyzed for the presence of drugs.
The officer said he spotted the
speeding \e hicle heading north on
121 near Mud Lake, and clocked it
at 96 mph. The speed limit there is
In another arrest about the same
time, Anthony Hakes. 38. of Jack-
son\ille \was charged with disor-
4 derly intoxication after he was
found walking on the shoulder of
m- SR 121 north.
n Deput\ Darrin Whitaker re-
sponded to the area on a suspici-
ous person report called in by Of-
f ficer Addison Stegall at the state
line agriculture inspection station.
An unidentified woman with a
bloody nose and mouth stopped
there minutes earlier and told Of-
ficer Stegall she had been in a
fight with her boyfriend and left
him on the roadside.
The \%oman gave a bogus name
and left heading north into Geor-
gia, and Deputy, Whitaker found
Mr. Hakes wearing only shorts and
Thomas Alford, 27, of Glen St.
Mary was arrested for driving with
a license suspended four times. He
was stopped for speeding the eve-
ning of May 2 on Crews Road
north of Glen.
. Deputy James Stalnaker clock-
ed his vehicle at 45 mph in a 25
A 17-year-old male driver was
charged with having the wrong tag
on the Ford truck he was driving
early the afternoon of May 7 near
Deputy Brad Dougherty re-
sponded to a report of reckless dri-
vingin the area. The youth also
had no insurance.
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Town of Glen St. Mary
Notice of Public Hearing
Tommy Driskell and Larry Robinson, as agents for
Noel and Frances Wood, are requesting a zoning vari-
ance for their property at the comer of Mount Vernon
Street and Jefferson Avenue. The purpose for this
variance is to allow a forty (40) foot front setback
rather than the fifty (50) foot and also a ten (10) foot
westerly side setback rather than the twenty-five (25)
Any support or objections may be heard at a public
hearing to be held at the Glen St. Mary Town Hall on
Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 7:00 pm
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, May 11, 2006 Page Six
Several arrests the past week for theft of
vehicles and for stealingfrom vehicles
fj 'cingf* '. *
Hart, 'i liohueer ,iaid w Lrnei Lot use if in (left) at NEFSH Iincheon itidi friends (clockisei MAloabel Bra:il. E neii,sn Hick) and Linda
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Former nurse, longtime volunteer
Ms. Whitt, 90, wins Harvey award
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
At age 90, Louise Whint is still
going strong. This vibrant senior
citizen is busier than man\ folks
half her age.
Ms. \\hin \\as honored recently
at the Northeast Florida State Hos-
pital's 2006 volunteerr appreciation
da\ on April 26. Out of six nomi-
nees, she \\ as chosen to receix e the
Jeanine L. Harley Award.
"This award \\as created in
rnemor\ of Macclenny resident
Jeanine Har\e\, \\ho gav. 31 'ears
to the state. man\ of them at this
INEFSHi hospital." said Samrf
Kitching. director of volunteer ser\ -
ices. "-It %was she and the late Don
\Walsh, our director of community\
relations \\ho started our volunteer
ser\ ices department."
The Har\e, award is given
through NEFSH. but the recipient
does not have to be a volunteerr
there. The award is given in recog-
nition of a Baker County resident
h\ho has made significant \olun-
ter ser\ ice contributions to their
Mr. Kitching. along with school
superintendent Paula Barton and
members of Jeanne Har\ey's fami-
Il. developed the award three \years
ago as a *"thank you" to the com-
"Louise is really something,"
sa.s Mr. Kitchine. "She still \olun-
teers two days a week at St.
Vincent's in Jackson\ ille as a "Pink
Lady' attendant in the surgical
waiting room. She deliers mes-
sages and checks up on family
members waiting for someone to
come out of recover.'"
Mr. Kitching recalls that after
Ms. Whiti received her award and
wajs gien an opportunity to speak
her response \w as this: "I don't real-
l1 want to givLe a speech. but I do
think everyone should be involved
A raduailnon cet't'oni is an
Ct'i 'i/ hei't'/ the. commence-
ment speaker tells thousands of
sntudetlnc dressed in identical
CLiap and .,:m'ins that "incdividl-
aliitv"is iiL cd\' iv (success.
You did it!I
Love, Your Whole Family
To be nobody but yourself in
a world which is doing its
best, night and day, to make
you everybody else means to
fight the hardest battle which
any human being can fight;
and never stop fighting.
~e.e. cummings, 1955
in what I'm involved in."
Ms. WVhitt xwas also recently rec-
ognized with a lifetime achie e-
ment award from the Macclenni
Women's Club for decades of serx -
ice. She has been \ery involved in
the Women's Club entertainment
group Dow\ n Nlemor\ Lane, w\ which
takes programs into local nursing
Alison Evans, x ice-president of
donor relations for Florida Youth
Ranches, Inc., ga\e the keynote
address at the volunteerr apprecia-
tion dax luncheon and award cere-
mon\ She recognized volunteerss
as "those w ho sow\ seeds of hope
and go about their task with a sense
Other highlights included poetr\
written and read for the occasion
bh Juanita Carter. Special music
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'Quit smoking' clinics being offered
The Florida Department of
Health and the Smoke-Free Jack-
sonville Coalition, Inc., in conjunc-
tion with Baker Count\ Health
Department, are offering smoking
cessation classes on an on-going
basis. Instructors for the class are
Robert Woods, supervisor of
health education, and Elizabeth
The sessions begin w% hen you
sign up. The sessions are once a
xweek tor four weeks for a one-
time fee of S3i i and \ ill be held at
the B.ker Counti Health Depart-
nient on 480( W. Loxder Street in
For more information call 904-
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Sheriff's deputies made several
arrests the past week for both vehi-
cle theft and thefts of property
Jonathan Parish, 29, of Jack-
sonville is charged with possession
of a 1990 Toyota on May 6 that
had been reported stolen earlier in
Deputy Brad Dougherty said he
checked the license on the vehicle
after following it to the parking lot
of Cuz's Store in downtown San-
derson that afternoon.
Moments earlier, the deputy
said Mr. Parish and trwo occupants
acted suspiciously after turning
around on US 90. The occupants,
a 26-year-old male from Sander-
son and a female. 29. of NMacclen-
n\, were not charged.
They said Mr. Parish told them
he purchased the Toyota in Jack-
sonville for $1700 and had been
staying in Baker County for sever-
A woman who had spent the
night at the residence of Sherman
Yonn of MNlacclennx on MaN 6 is
believed responsible for the theft
of his 2000 GMC pickup.
The theft %\as reported by Mr.
Yonn's mother the following da\
after the woman, identified only as
Nina Brown, failed to return the
truck as promised.
She w\as believed to be in the
Springfield area of Jacksonville.
Pamela Howell, 33, of NMac-
clenny is charged with looting a
vehicle belonging to Sandra Coop-
er of Ke.stone Heights while it
was parked in the east lot of the
.Baker County courthouse the mor-
ning ofNl Ma 4.
Both w%%omen had court dates.
and Ms. Cooper told police the
suspect said she was returning to
her car to retrieve documents.
The \ victim later claimed $500
and a prescription bottle contain-
ing oxycodine were missing.
Sgt. Thomas Dyal said the sus-
pect, inter% iexwed later, first denied
in olvement, then produced 22
pills of the 56 Ms. Cooper said
were in the vehicle.
Ms. Howell denied taking the
cash, but according to Sgt."Dyal
gave conflicting versionss of the
She is charged with burglary
and grand theft. : ;
Maria Reckner of Live Oak.
-reported someone took her keys
off a desk to enter her vehicle dur-.
ing the day May 4 and stole a
The vehicle was parked on US
90 in east Macclenn. outside Bak-
er County Community Serv ices
%where Ms. Reckner is employ ed.
The purse contained $20. pre-.
scription medication, ID's, checks
and credit cards.
A dual-axle utility trailer ,alued
at $3000 was reported stolen from
the parking lot of the Macclenny
Moose Lodge the afternoon of
, Owner Robert Davis said he
last saw the trailer about noon and
it was unlocked. It had an expired
Dade County license tag.
Jessica King of Sanderson
reported vandalism to her 199o
GMC pickup after she lent it to a
17-year-old male and he parked it
at the residence of an ex-girlfriend.
Someone removed the batterN
and poured dirt and pine cones
over the engine area.
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Baker Count Jud.ge Joe lUilliams., isucars Li new assistant stac awnorney Gregnore' Eiards ino IecC's ago. a the Baker Couanm Cou rthoius".
AMr Edwards'wife Donna is holding tie bible. He graduated oinm ithe Universui of Florida Lei t' C(-.llgq of La t tn Deceuiber 2005 ,anid
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stage actor, including a suni in Ghostbustcrs.' at Lniversal Studios in Florida.
Club donates 400 trees
Claudine Rhoden. Conservation
Chairman for the Woman's Club
*of Macclenn., along with club
members Mary Finley, Linda
Green and. Trilb. Crews recently\
donated 400 maple seedlings to
Keller Intermediate School in con-
, section with Earth Day. Each
fourth grade student at seller re-
ceived a potted seedling.
Accepting the seedlings from
Mrs. Rhoden were fourth grade
students from Mrs. Kicks class,
Kaden Orender, Alexis Thomas,
and Jacob Folsom along with
Keller Intermediate principal
The club's conservation depart-
ment was recently awarded first
place among the 16 clubs in this
district for their continuing work
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, May 11, 2006 Page Seven
Hits wife with screwdriver
A criminal complaint for do-
mestic battery was filed May 4
against James Gibson, 27, of Mac-
clenny, alleging he kicked and ver-
bally abused girlfriend Virginia
Poturich, 25, of Sanderson at his
Joan St. address.
Mr. Gibson, who could not be
located after the mid-afternoon
incident, also allegedly pointed a
pistol at Ms. Poturich and her sis-
ter Misty Lee of Macclenny when
the latter showed up to pick her up
from the residence.
According to the statement
given to police by the girlfriend.
Mr. Gibson became abusive after
she complained about nude photos
on a wall.
Another criminal complaint,
this one made on May 7, alleges a
legal guardian attacked a 16-year-
old male and struck him in the
face with a closed fist.
The youth told police his 36-
Near-old female guardian had been
drinking heavily before the inci-
dent around 11:00 pm. The attack
took place at their residence off
North 2nd St. in NMacclenny. and
the youth moved to the home of a
sister in NMa, tille.
Deputy Erik Deloach also con-
tacted the child abuse hotline.
4 pm Monday
Baker County courthouse, denied
her husband's claim she threatened
suicide. She also obtained a re-
straining order to keep him away
Later that evening, Christopher
Jenkins, 25, was arrested for bat-
tery on a pregnant girlfriend iden-
tified as Rose Marie Burnsed, 20,
who has the same address on Riv-
er Heights Dr.
The girlfriend told Deputy Ben
Anderson an argument turned phy-
sical just before 8:00 that evening.
The charge against Mr. Jenkins
is more serious because of the
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A Sanderson man was arrested
the afternoon of May 1 on a charge
of domestic battery for allegedly
striking his wife on the forehead
with a screwdriver.
. Police said Wade Harvey,.36,
and his 32-year-old wife Kelli
were arguing at the time, and Ms:
Harvey was in the process of mov-
ing out of their residence off Pee
Wee Harvey Rd. ,
The husband was using the
screwdriver to change locks at the
residence, and deputies had earlier
that day responded twice to distur-
bance calls there.
Ms. Har\ec, later located at the'
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, May 11, 2006 Page Eight
Gerard captures '06 Thesis Award
Dylan Gerard walked away with
the Thespis Award for Best
Performance at the annual drama
awards .held Wednesday at the,'
Dylan is the son of Bob Gerard,
longtime drama sponsor and pro-
ducer-director at the high school.
Gerard took the award for his
role as Sky Masterson in Guys and
Dolls and the Old Man in Wanda
Hickey',s Night of Golden Mem-
A number of other awards were
given out at the mock Oscar cere-:
mony, now in its 22nd year at
BCHS. This year's theme was
Hollywood Nights and many of
the actors and actresses came
dressed as Hollyw"ood stars.
, Garrett Lucas won the Best
Actor award for Nathan Detroit in
Guys and Dolls and the narrator in
Lyndsie Sweeney won Best
Actress for Adelaide in Guys and
Best Supporting Actor went to
Thomas Elledge for Wanda Hick-
ey, while Addie Recinella won
Best Supporting Actress for Guys
Recinella and Jacob Cranford
also won Best Song for the title
song in Guys and Dolls.
Spencer Norman-Gerard and
Siasia Moore won Best Comic
Richard Moore was named
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also recognized for their years of.
service to the drama program.
The Florida.'Georgia Blood Al-
liance will have a mobile unit at
Taylor Church on Saturday, May
14th, from 9:30 am-1:00 pm.
Taylor Church offers this ser-
vice to the community for those
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Talk To Your Son!
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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!
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A PuDlic Hearing lor tire Baker Cournt Trans-
K ,riaiir, Disadc'ai'raged Local Coordinating
Board to .o.ce concerns regarding irthe public
Trarnsporitaion system will ake place in conlunc-
S ori in the BcarO's quarterly meeting at 10 arrm.
Thursday. May 18, 2006, at tre Baker County
Health Department, 480 Wvest Loader Street.
Macclenry. FLorida. All interested persons are
invited to arend The Norheast Fionda Region-
al Council adhere- lo ihe Americans with Ds.
.aOliles Act an.d ill rraie reasona iee rrIT.dilca.
lions Icr acce; [u, irns rneed.in upnr request
Requesis should De received a least 72 hours
in e the ng n orde to allow ime
Io pro.,ide the requested service. I-For rnmore ,nlor-
marion contact ihe Nornheasi Florida Regional
Council al 904 -279.0880 Detween the hours o01 8
am 5 pm. Monday inrougr Friday
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN & FAMILIES
NORTHEAST FLORIDA STATE HOSPITAL
Trie Communry Benavorral HeailhCare Ad-
Sir Board announces a meeting
Tuesday. May 16, 2006 @ 11:30 am
Northeast Florida State Hospital
Building 1, Conference Room
Organizaiornal meeting and general provi-
o.ion of sero.,ce Cy the Commun;iy Behavorial
Heal nCare Ordce Please call 90-1 259.6211
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OFTHE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CiRCUIT IN AND FOR-
SeKER COuNT'r FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2006-CA-46
BAKER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
TIMOTHY MICHAEL MARTIN, JR.
"COUNTRY FEDERAL CREDItJt.ItijQ
FAspondent, lien holder.
> NOTICE OF ACTION
TO ifMiTHM'r MiCtIAEL .MARTIri j,.
COC'IJNTY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, and
UrjKri'.'.ri P-RTIES iNj POSSESSION.
YOU ARE HE'REBY NOTIFIED that a com-
plaint to Forfeiturt has been filed by the Baker
County Sheriff's O ice in Baker County, Florida;
In Re: One 2002 MC Truck, white in
color, with =lorida Tag #A3521LH
and VIN #1 HITEK14V127179188
you are required tolserve a copy of your an-
swer or other pleading oln the petitioner's attor-
ney, RAY E. THOMAS, JR. OF RAY E. THOMAS,
JR., P.A., at the Post Offic' Box 39, Bell, Florida
32619, and file the original answer or pleading in
the office of the clerk of the kibove named Court
on or before the 26th day of Miry, 2006.
IFYOU FAILTO DO SO, judlg.ent by default
will be taken against you for the relididemanded
in the complaint.
S.WITNESS my hand and official s.al, this
19th day of April, 2006. \
CLERK OF COURT
BY JAMIE CREWS L.
AS DEPUTY CLERK
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
John W. Johnson,
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-
tel, Sr. and the 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
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, May 11, 2006 Page Nine
Amber Craig graduated from
the nursing program at LCCC on
Friday, May 5. She plans to con-
tinue her education and obtain her
Heir proud parents are Vicky
Morris of Glen St. Mary and
Wayne Craig of Callahan. She is a
2002 graduate of Baker County
AA in education.
Ashley Trimm graduated May 6
from Lake City Community Col-
lege with an Associate of Arts
degree in education. She will seek
her bachelor's degree through St.
Leo University's-extension pro- "
Ashley is the daughter .of Phil-
lip and Cheryl Trimm of Sander-
The Baker County Class of
1996 planning committee is hold-
ing a meeting Thursday, May 18th
at 6:30 pm at Dr. George Weeks
office on 60 W. Blvd N., Macclen-
ny. For more information please
call Christie Hayes (904)-566-
A The following activities are
scheduled in Baker County
schools for the week of May
C 15-19. This listing may be in-
Scomplete and subject to change
2 *May 15: School Board
3 mtg, Margaretta, 6:30 pm.
WES- 3rd grade sock hop, 1:30
pm. MES- 3rd grade FCAT re-
ward bowling trip.
A *May 16: BCMS- 8th grade
P,. awards ceremony, Aud., 8:30
c 'am. KIS- Accelerated reader
,^ awards banquet, 6:30-7:30 pm.
WES- 3rd grade breakfast, 9:30
S -May 17: KIS- 5th grade
awards ceremony, Gym, 9:15
Sam. WES- 3rd grade talent
show, 9:15 am. MES- 1st grade
water play, 10:00-11:30 am. Ms
p. Wignall's class play.
,. -*May 18: BCHS- 1st & 2nd
period semester exams. KIS-
5th grade awards ceremony,
Gym, 9:15 am. WES- 3rd grade
spelling bee, 12:30 pm. MES-
2 3rd grade promotion, Cafeteria,
3 9:30 am. ,
*May 19: Last. day of
school/report cards/early dis-
A missal. BCHS- 3rd & 4th peri-
od semester exams. Red &
White football game, 7:00 am.
Every Monday at 8:00 pm
at the Macclenny Church of Christ
5th St. & Minnesota.
Open to all friends and family
members of alcoholics.
Ms. Jacobs and Ms. Moore
Cousins complete nursing program
The families of cousins Ashley Jacobs and April Moore of Sanderson are
proud,. to announce their graduation upon completion of an Associate
Degree of Science in Nursing from Lake City Community College. The
graduation ceremony took place on May 5, 2006.
During a nursing pinning ceremony, April, who graduated magna cumn
laude, received The Leadership Award. Ashley, who graduated cum laude,
received the Collaborative Award.
Beginning next fall. Ashley plans to continue her education by complet-
ing a B.S degree in Nursing. April will be employed at Shands at Lake
Shore Hospital in Lake City.
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New Construction Framing. Remodeling
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Keith Muse, Owner CBC#1250391
Contact Jamey Hodges
for all your lending needs
Loan Production Office
692 W.Macclenny Ave.
is now taking
June 26 July 1
Open to students in grades 5th 8th
Cost: $125, Scholarships available
Deadline to register: June, 1, 2006
For an application contact Anne Lewis 259-7822
Applications are available at the front offices of Keller and BCMS.
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Program is voluntary
Program is open to all four year olds
(must be 4 by Sept. 1, 2006)
Parents can choose the provider (public, pri-
vate, faith based)
Special Blessings is a V.PK. Provider!!
At Special Blessings your 4 year old can attend Pre-K4 (9:00 am -
12:00 pm) at no cost to you as provided for by state law. We also offer
extended care for the convenience of working parents. You have the
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We provide full day care or half-day programs, nutritious meals,
extended care, field trips, weekly chapel service, formal cap and gown
graduation, and qualified teachers. Most important of all, we prepare our
students for kindergarten.
Special Blessings Readiness Center
Attend VPK Round-Up at Special Blessings,
June 8th, 5:30-7:30 pm at 590 N. 7th St., Macclenny
Monday at 4:30 pm .
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, May 11, 2006 Page Tei
Bill Cook, 65
dies April 22
William M. (Bill) Cook Jr., 65,
of Chiefland, Fla. died April 22,
2006 after a brief battle with lung
cancer. He was born November
14, 1940 and lived in Macclenn\
until moving to Chiefland several
years ago. '
Mr. Cook was an Army veteran
and retired from the state of Flor-
ida where he worked in several
capacities, including at Northeast
Florida State Hospital, Union Cor-
rectional and as a parole and pro-
bation officer.-He was also a vol-
unteer Guardian ad Litem, a foster
parent and worked with disabled
He was known for his special
smile, a caring heart and his warm
Mr. Cook is survived by Helen
Cook, his wife of 23 years; son
William III of Washington state;
daughters Mary Malott of Wash-
ington state, Leslie Starling (Gary)*
ofChiefland, Martha Edge (Dav-
id) of Jacksonville and Schell Ben-
nett of Sanderson: also 12 grand-
The funeral service for Mr.
Cook was held at Hardage-Gid-
dens Funeral Home on Edgewood,
Ave. in Jacksonville, followed by
internment at Riverside Memorial
Park in Jacksonville.
Funeral May 9
for Ms. Everett
Leara Mae Everett, 58, a life-
long resident of Jacksonville,
passed away on May 6. She was a
member of Whitehouse Full
Gospel Church and cnjIo ed arts,
crafts, gardening, and her church.
Ms. Everett is survived by her
husband Joseph Everett; her son
Robert Shipes; her brothers John-
nN Stratton and Ed Mosley; her
sisters Eudell G u.e -and.-Mary.,
A graveside funeral service was
held on Tuesday, May 9 at 11:00
am at Riverside Memorial Park,
with Rev. Gerald Thompson offi-
dies of injuries
Herbert Ray Justice Jr., 38, of
Bryce% ille died April 30 of injuries
sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Mr. Justice was born October 5,
1967 in Jacksonville to Hubert Ray
Justice Sr. and the former Cheri
DeWesse. He was a member of the
Fruit Cove Baptist Church."
He is survived by his wife An-
gela, children James Kay, Jonathan
and Anna Elizabeth; sisters Sharon:
King (Bill) and Lisa Justice; neph-
ew William King and niece Mik-
ayla Justice. Fellow co-workers
from Crossw inds will serve as pall-
A service was held May 5, 2006
in the chapel of Prestwood Funeral
Home with Pastor Tim Maynard
dies at age 83
Pearl Nancy Nolan, 83, of Mac-
clenny died May 3, 2006 at Life
Care Center in Hilliard. Fla.
'She was a resident of Folkston,
Ga., for 12 ears before moving to:
Macclenny last year. She was a
member of Peoples Baptist Church
Ms. Nolan is sur- ived by daugh-:
ters Nettie Herrin of Folkston and
Sylvia Polk of Nlacclenn); son
George "Buddy" Starling of La\\-
tey; eight grandchildren and 23
A ser ice \ as held May 6 at her
church and interment followed at'
Homeland Cemetery. The Rev. Ger-
ald Johns officiated. Pallbearers
were Larry, Craig and Troy Jackson,
J. J. Herrin, Timmy Harris. Randall
Moss, Billy and Bobby Starling.
-Shepard Funeral Home in Folks-.
ton %\ as in charge of arrangements.
dies at age 74
Frances E. Owens. 74, died
Maa 4. 2006 at the Morris Center
Hospice in Jackson% ille. She was a
resident of Sanderson.
Nis. O\vens is survived and will
be great) missed bN sons Steve
and Frank Ow ens; daughters
C nthia Hill, Emily Johnson and
Teresa Dalager. all of Baker Coun-
ty; also 13 grandchildren and 21,
Her funeral service will be held
on Thursday, May 11 at 11:00 am
at Garden View Baptist Church,
3139 Armsdale Road in Jack-
sonville. Arrangements by Green-
lawn Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
dies May 5th
M Clifford Ruise Jr.. 64, died.;on
May 5, 2006 at Shands of Starke.
He was the son of the late Clifford
and Arrie Ruise Sr.
He is survived by daughters
Elaine Coleman (Norris), Ila
Farmer (Len), both of Sanderson,
and Livette Paulk (Ernest) of Jack-
sonville; son Jerry Ruise of
Sanderson; .14 grandchildren;
brother Philip Ruise (Bolonzella);
four sisters, Vivian Lenoir (John)
of Niceville, Fla., Jeanette Holton
of Sanderson, Array Ruise and
Cellastean Thompson, both ol
Margaretta; also other sorrowing
family and friends.
Visitation will be held Friday:
May 12 from 6:00-8:00 pm at
Combs Funeral Home of Lake
City. A funeral service will be held
Saturday, May 13 at noon at New
Jerusalem Church of God in Christ
in Margaretta with Pastor Japan H.
St. Peters Anglican Fellowship
Minnesota Ave. Macclenny, Fla.
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am
Offering services in a quiet,
thoughful and professional
Guerry Funeral Home
...a tradition of excellence continues.
Bryan Guerry LED.
420 E. Macclenny Ave. (U.S. 90 East)
n Bill Shutters, a
retiree of CSX
Solomon J. "Bill" Shutters Jr,
68, of Glen St. Mary, died Wednes-
day, May 3, 2006 at Fraser Mem-
orial Hospital in Macclenny.
Born and raised in Richmond,
Va., he moved to Glen St. Mary in
1981. He was employed with CSX
Railroad for 40 years before retir--
ing and worked as a support clerk
in the engineering department. He
was a member of Ronnie's Dinner
He is survived by his wife
Harriet Shutters of Glen St. Mary;
son William Robert Shutters (Da-
na) of Orlando; daughter Melirida
K. Parsons (Scott) .of Pittstown,
N.J.; sister Allyne Holland (Rob-
ert) of Blue Ridge, Va. and three
A service was held Saturday,
May -6 at the First Baptist Church
of Glen St. Mary with the Rev.
Perry Ha\s officiating. Interment
\was at \\oodlu\\n Cemeter\. Ar-
rangements were handled by Arch-
ie Tanner Funeral Home of Starke.
The family\ of Nancy Callender
is grateful to all the friends and
family for the food. flowers,
thoughts, and prayers. Everyone ,
sho" ing the\ cared made dealing
viith our loss uch easier. Also, a
special thank \ou to Uncle J.
(Great Jbb!), Bill Guerry and staff,,
and the Baker Count\ Sheriff's
Office. Please keep us in ,Nour
DAVE. JERRY, BONNIE & JIMMY,
CR 127 N., Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 10:00 am .
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pm
S Pastor: Oral E. Lyons a
Samuel Steve Silver Sr., 49, of
St. George, Ga., died Saturday,
May .6, 2006. Mr Silver was born
December 31, 1956 in Jack-
sonville. He moved to St. George
three years ago from Alaska and
retired from the United States
Army after 20 years. He enjoyed
working on computers, snowmo-
biling, halibut fishing and camp-
Mr. Silver was predeceased by
his father, Samuel Riley Silver, his
sister Betty Jean and a brother
Family members include his
loving wife of 11 Nears. Edna Sil-
ver. his mother Mary Shepherd,
both of St. George; children
Samuel Ste e Jr. of St. George;
Stewart Silver of Camben, Tenn.,
Patience Silver of Baldw in, Lind-
say Silver of Knoxville, Tenn.,
Nichole Yeomans of St. George;:
brothers Michael Silver of St.
George and Buddy Silver of Indi-
ana: sister Beverly Silver of Jesup,
Ga. and one grandchild.
The funeral ser ice will be held
at 11:00 am on Thursday. Mna\ 11,
at the Christian Fellowship Temple
with Pastor David Thomas offici-
ating. Interment will follow in
Gravel Hill Cemetery in Jack-
The family, of Betty June Raul-
erson Dukes would like to thank
et erN one for the flowers, food,
and phone calls during the sick-
ness and death of our mother. A
special thanks to the First Baptist
Church of Glen St. Mary.
DEBORAH GAY, JANICE RAULERSON
DWYANE RAULERSON AND J.R. DUKEs
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CR 127 N. of Sanderson
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Poming Service 11:00 am
Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm
Wed. Nikjht Service 7:)0 pm
Where Everyone is Somebody and
Jesus is the Leader
Pastor Rev. Ernie Terrell
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Estus Rhoden Stone, 95, of Yu-'
lee, Fla., died May 7, 2006.
She was born December 21,
1910 in Olustee to the late Walter
and Birdie Sweat Rhoden. She was
a first grade teacher in Olustee in
the 1920s. Ms. Stone earned a B.A.
degree in education from the Uni-
versity of North Florida in the earl)
1970s and taught in Glen St. Mary'
in the 1970s-1980s. Ms. Stone was
a Baptist and enjoyed fishing.
She was predeceased by. her
husband William Henr\ Stone and
her son William "'Bill"" Stone.
Sur\ i\ ing are six grandchildren:
William H. Stone of Tampa, Robert
R. Stone of Fernandina. Cindy
NMcClure (Michael) of Yulee, Gail
Combs (David) of MNacclenn\. Ter-
esa Nladdox of L\ons. Ga., Da\id
W. Stone of Santa Claus, Ga., ten
great grandchildren and four great
A funeral serx ice \\ as held Tues-
day. Ma\ 9 in the Ferreira Chapel
\ ith Pastor David Ragan officiat-
ing. Interment followed in South
Get the better ne s. experience ,.with
The Baker County Press
Ne-w Hopt for be CommunitIy
Five Churche. Road
Hw). 127 Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11 -00a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Every 4" Sunday Night Service 7:00 pm.t
\', VidellI i: 'illianms -Pastor /
Sunday AM Worship
Sunday PM Services
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
Classified ads must be in by
Monday at 4:30 pm
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS
Mt. Zion N.C.
121 North 259-4461
Pastor Bobby Griffin
SurndavScrcl'.I 10.00 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11 00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6 00 pm
WednerieIdav Prayver service 7 00 pm
F' i Goi so Iov'd tile world. that rie
gaive hris only begonen Son that
whosoever believeth in him should not
perish but nave everlasting life.
Pastor J.C. Lauramore Welcomes All
First Baptist Church
A GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA
Sunday School 9:45 AM Sunday Morning Worship 11 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6 PM
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 PM
n W^ "A Beacon
_^^ i^to Baker
t toBaker "Perry Hays, Associate Pastor
Michael D. Schatz, Associate Pastor
"1 Lo.ings Churrch wilh a Growing I vision of Excellence"
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Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Night Service
Radio WJXR 92.1 Sunday
Sunday School 10:00 am
Common Ground Sunday 11:00 am
Common Ground Wed. (Teens). 7:00 pm
God Kids Sunday 11:00 am
God Kids Wednesday 7:00 pm
Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:010 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Be. Worship 7:30 P.M.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street,- Macclenny 259-350O :
2 ;-A 10 Lauramore Rd & Fairgrounds Rp
Independent Pentecostal Ch(,rcCh
Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny-
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, May 11, 2006 Page Eleven
A unit director who has spent
most of his 20-plus years at
Northeast Florida State Hospital
was selected last month as Em-
ployee of the Year 20051.
Bernard Bradley, a resident
of Orange Park, is currently .the
"director of Waldron Village
with 96 beds. He has filled a
similar role in several other
units of the 450-patient mental'
Mr. Bradley, who attended
Florida Memorial Unik ersitV
and has taken graduate school
courses at North Carolina State,
came to NEFSH the same time
as now-retired Administrator
He also has worked in the
rehab and therapy fields while
at the state hospital. Mr. Btadc-
ley was the Employee of the
Cruise-in May 13
Calling all custom, hot rod, col-
lectible and antique cars and car
lovers to the monthly. cruise-in this
Saturday, May 13, at 6:00. PMN in
parking lot at Wal-Mart.
Please note different location
and later summer time. For more
information, call 259-6064.
In loving memory of
Happy Birthday Son!
Duane, your memory is our keep-
sake with which we'll never part.
God has you in his keeping, we
have you in our hearts.
We love and miss you,
DADDY, BETTY & FAMILY
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
S" 5 \ 11:00 am
.. ed Bible .SLud
,- 3-i pm
,, T ., ministerr
-. Sam F. Kitching
S First United
93 h. 5th St., Macclenny 259-3551
Sunday School: 10:00, am
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am
Sunday Youth: 6:00 pm
Wednesday Dinner: 5:45 pm
Wednesday Worship: 6:15 pm
Open Hearts. Open Minds, Open doors.
Y._ John L. Hay, Jr., Pastor
First Baptist Church
ClR 229 5., Sanderson FL
meeting goals of his department.
The choice was made from among the monthly nominees, and the
winner gets a check and gift certificates.
Anna Steele-Hankerson, a 10-year veteran at NEFSH, was named
Employee of the Month for February. She is a unit supervisor at
Shady Oaks Village and was credited with increasing the number of
patients involved in evening activities from three a month to 155.
Katrina Bussey was the March Employee of the Month for over-
all job performance on the ward staff at Moss Grove. Her upbeat
personality and generosity, in addition to the ability to communicate
in Spanish, were touted by the supervisor in submitting her nomina-
Recent NEFSH retirees include Elizabeth Davis, Martha Gentry,
Mary Quinn, Patricia Raulerson, Gail Holman and Ola Mae Sweat.
Recognized for 25 years of service was Blond Risby; for 20 years
Marsha Griffin; 15 years Martha Byrd, Tina Mobley and Loretta
Ellison; 10 years William Jesseman; 5 years Connie Avera, April
Henry, Peggy Parrish, Barbara Stewart and Michelle Neal.
Mr. Bradley-top NEFSH employee
Month back in December and was
chosen forthe top honor by an
He was praised 'for promoting
teamwork, communication and
J3 Chair Corner
Senior Center participants and Baker County. 'Help Yourself to a
staff included in April's "Happy Better Life" Information and
Birthday" greetings list include Resource Extravaganza. This
Daisy Johnson, Tad Dickson, Ada event, for young and old. alike, is
Sigers, Ethel Canterbury, Mary being coordinated by the Baker
Foreman, Buck Nelson, Irene County Council on Aging and is tar-
Prevatl. Lois Terrill, Ann Canonaco geted particularly to adult children
and Don Willis.. Very happy birth- with elder parents, to folks getting
day wishes to each and every one of ready to retire soon, and to anyone
these April honorees. who is now taking care of someone
Safe Driving for Seniors classes else or is likely to be doing so in the
will begin next Monday at the 'future. The location isthe Family
Senior Center and will continue all Life Center' of the First Baptist
week. The class will begin daily at Church of Macclenny, and the time,
11:15 and will include a brief ques- 6:00 pm, was chosen especially for
lion and aswer- follow up before those \\ho \\ork. during. the ,da3\.
lunch is served'at 12:00. 'The "Help Yourself to a Better Life"'
Local elder advocate, Sue Birks, Extrataganza \\ ill offer, a broad
has organized a Caregiver Support range of local, state and national
Group that be meeting on the first information and resources to assist
Thursday of every month, at with advance directives, and many
10:00am, at the Baker County other financial, caregiver and indi-
Health Department. Mrs. Birks, vidual long term care planning
who is a long time Baker County issues. Set the evening aside to
representative on the Nortltast come out and discover resources for
Florida Area Agency on Aging coping with or even avoiding some
Advisory Council, will be assisted of the major challenges to healthy
at the meeting by staff of the North aging. Watch this column for more
Florida Alzheimer's Association. information.,
Caregivers are welcome to bring
their careers with them to the sup- SENIORS' MENU
port group meetings, as long as the for the week of Mayl5-19
career is mobile and will not require
on-site personal care or medical MONDAY: BBQ Ribettes, augratin
attention. The council on Aging potatoes, green beans, pears, white bread
hopes to be able to coordinate in- and milk.
home respite services for future TUESDAY: Ham, yams, collard greens,
S r tomatoes & cukes, roll and milk.
support group meetings, as WEDNESDAY: Cheeseburger maca-
resources allow. roni, peas, carrots, mixed fruit, roll and
Want to "Help Yourself to a milk.
Better Life", refreshments and a THURSDAY: Sweet & sour chicken,
chance to win good door prizes? rice, steamed broccoli, yellow squash,
Just mark your calendar now for plusmFRIDAY: Chili, creamed corn, stewed
Tuesday, June 13th, to attend the apples, saltine crackers and milk.
Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us.
Glen Friendship Tabernacle
Clinton Ave. Glen St. Mary
SWJXR Radio Service Sunday 8:30 am
Morning Worship Service 10:30 am
Children's Church 11:30 am
Evangelistic 6:00 pm
Bible Study (Wed.) 7:30 pm
/ Rev. Albert Starling Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521
Complete Electri:Al Sign Company
Face Replacmeni &
Call i_-1. ForAll ',iJr Sign,.gL Netd-'
April Anderson '06 All-Star winner
Baker County High School junior April Andersonposes with her award seated next to prin-
cipal David Cr.." n 'ft. Tile ,/l j.I,,.h.'r ,'Ii. scti:,::.l junior in each of Florida's 67school
districts. Winnc-, ar,' s ,J t il t s s .v.f ,,'cadi L-',: performance, behavior, leadership
and comiiimAnt s I,. ic Ms. Anderson will also serve as Baker County'High School's stu-
dent government presflio l;.,i the 2006-07 school year Photo by Kelley Lannigan
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Cedar Creek Church
CR 124, Sanderson
7:00 pm nightly
Speaker: Rev. J.C. Lauramore
Billy Williams, Pastor Every one Welcome
o o o o .o o o o o o o o o o o o o .o o o o o o o o o o o .o .o . .o o .o.o o .o.oo o
Sun. Morning Worship
Sun. Evening Worship
Wed. Eve. Bible Study
Pastor Bob Christmas
tlls uts_ t'v
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, May 11, 2006 Page Twelve
Wed April 14th
'Shellie Hiers and Jonathan
(Dane) Lundquist were married
April 14 in Virginia.'
The bride is the granddaughter
of Norma Menges and the groom
is the son of Tammy Lundquist,
all of Macclenny.
'The couple will host a recep-
tion on April 14 of next year in
Baker County and in the mean7
time will live in Virginia where
Mr. Lundquist is serving in the
lado..; Br..-ke Filet
Danielle Farnesi & Dylan Fin-
ley are pleased to announce the
*birth of daughter Madison Brooke
Finley. She was born on April 19th
weighing 7 lbs. and was 19 inches
The proud grandparents are
Marty & Rosemary Farnesi and
Brian & Theresa Finley, all of
The Hart/Brownfield Family
Reunion will be held Sunday, May
21 at 1:00 pm at the Horse, Gate,
Trails, 8900 Smokey Road. We
will also be celebrating Nellie
(Hart) Farris' 95th birthday. Bring
your family and your favorite
Mr. Hite and Ms. Snell
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Snell
and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hite' of
MacclennN in\ ite friends and fam-
ily to share in the joy of the mar-
riage uniting their children, Jen-
nifer Lynne Snell and Jeremy Hite.
The celebration of love will be
held on Saturday, May'13th, at
5:00 pm at,the First Baptist
Church in Macclenn\. A reception .
\ ill be held follo%\ ino the ceremo-
ny in the family life center.
The family of the late Henry
Lawton "Ll.'% and Dawsie
"GrannY" invite friends and family
to the old homestead on Da~sie
Cre\s Road in St. George, Ga. for
a reunion on SaturdaN, NMa\ 27ih.
Lunch \\ ill begin at 1:00 pm.
For more information contact:
Brenda Connor (9i4 t)-.'9-20 l)I.
85 attendees at
The 56th annual Gus Rhoden
family reunion was held May 7 at
the home of Gerald and Brenda
Dopson in Macclenny. Eighty-five
family members and guests attend-
Betty and Joe Forham .of West
Palm Beach traveled the greatest
distance, followed by Pat and Al
Dudden and Bobby, Janet, Zack
and Megan Shunk of Palm Bay.
Special guests representing the
Tim Rhoden family were Bonnie,
Orv ill and Mark Elliot of Mid-
This \ear's officers are Wayne
Rhoden,.president, Amy Griffis,
secretary and Gary Rhoden, family
Mr. Wheaton arid Ms. Stepp
Diana and Ron McHale of Mid-
dleburg and, Steve Stepp of Jaek-
son\ ille, are proud to announce the
engagement of their daughter
Maria Kay Stepp to Christopher
Ross Wheaton of Macclenny.
Mr. Wheaton is the son of San-
dra and James Wheaton, alsoof
'lacclennm. The wedding g date will
be announced at a future time.
Don't go it alone
The Baker County
Cancer Support Group
First Tuesday of month
Baker County Health Department
Limn L.iimpkiii i Jach e rishi
Vows May 20th
Lenn\ Lumpkin of Jacksonville
and Jackie Irish of Macclenny are.
pleased to announce they will be
married on May 20th at Stockton
Park in Jacksonville.
4 pm Monday
9qppy Is 9lother's. Day
1o a very special 9Volber!
Cha ,- ode
Hope your 13th Birthday
is the coolest you're seen
and the year ahead is
PERFECT, because your
FINALLY a teen-
We love you so much!
Love, Your Whole Family
Taught by Fla. Certified Teachers
First steps in music -Ages 4-6, Guitar classes for
Ages 7- Adult, and private singing instruction
8 week session beginning June 1st
The New Lea
1350 S. 6th St., Macclenny 259-4101
Located between Food Lion & Day's Pizza
in Cornerstone Shopping Center
J,:ll ,\ L h. '.,tilt
Born April 27
Jeffre\ and Melissa Comb;s of
Green Co\e Springs are pleased to
announce the birth of daughter
Jennj Nicole on April 2". She
\weighed 7 Ibs.. 6 oz. and '
Jennd joins brother Jordan.
Proud grandparents arc Donald
and Ka) Combs of Mlacclennv.
and Ed and Susie Murraj of Grcen
G :rfl.~e ew
Bring your Mom to Calendar's
Sunday, May 14
and treat her to the very best!
As a treat for Mom from
Calendar's she will receive
a rose and gift certificate
for one medium pizza on her next visit. N,
' Olffit ogood May 14, 2.A006 Gift certiicate prevenicd on orders of$15 or more.
Calendar's Deli & Pizzeria
Comer of College St. & Hwy. 90 259- 1912, 259-5040
Earn more. Sa~rve more.
Mr. McIntosh and Ms. Fulgham
Alicia Fulgham and Jason Jos-
eph McIntosh of Macclenny, are
happy to announce their engage-
Alicia is the daughter of Helen
Padgett of Macclenny and Robert
Fulgham Sr. of Hampton, Fla.. She
is a graduate of the University of
Florida, where she recieved a
bachelor's degree in nursing.
Jason is the son of Patsy and Joe
McIntosh of Glen St. Mary. He is a
recent graduate of Florida Interna-
tional University, where he re-
ceived his master's degree in nurse
anesthesia. He is currently practic-
ing at Shands Jacksonville.
Their wedding is planned for
September 16 at Calvary Baptist
Now serving all residents of Northeast Florida.
'Annual Percenlatgo Yields (APY's) shown are effective as of Aprl 26th 2000, and are subject to change, There is a
substantial tjnafly for early wfltdraw.al fror cerlifcates, VySlar is insured by the National Credit Union ;
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 of the meal 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.
Kayla Brooke Barton
S-.. + '- 4Al
Hours: Monday' Friday open until
* Slag Fill Dirt Sand Milling Clay *
Fish Ponds, Land Clearing,
Culverts & Roads Built
S THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, May 11, 2006 Page Thirteen
Gator meeting I..,-OT -R,, -SB
The North Florida Gator Club
invites you to the annual Gator
Gathering to welcome University
of Florida offensive line coach
John Hevesy, Gator Boosters, the
UF Athletic Association and repre-
sentatives from the UF Alumni
The event will be held at South-
ern Oaks Golf Club in Lake City
on Thursday, May 11. Dinner is at
6 pm following an hour long social
hour. An autograph session will
also be held.
Proceeds will go toward activi-
ties of the North Florida Gator
Club Scholar.hip Fund and Club
Annual Chamber golf tournament held last week
Lahaiti Grant, plane for the Ita/-elail Distribution Ce.r:r. It li is aplpr.ach slot piomr de .iirn. during the 16th annual Baker County
Chamber of Commerce Golfl Townament played May 5 at Painihe Creek Goij Club. Ster' Rinmehardi won /I. longest drite award, it/i a
hole in one. His ioam. Prciter Pa,e,t Pit,..ec.,'s Ic to..'k firs, place a nict ~core Other team ,inembtrs uere Thicmas oleiz, Bryan
McDuffie and Trait s Spangler. Fir5t place r:ss was the L.I Hiers itClea of Kylc Ligliu. Robb Aberle aind Brian Stone. Closest to the pin
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The Baker County Press ay 4
By Jared Wilkerson :
I have a confession to make. I'm 'one lazy'
I have a website I pay someone else to
update with the latest and
greatest real estate-related
news articles from all
across North America.
That way, I can keep up .
with all of that stuff in one 1 .
handy-dandy source and I
don't actually have to copy
and paste it all to the site
Maybe in time, I'll be
able to get away with call- Jared Wilkerson. Realtor
ing that "good time management skills"
instead of just lazy, but for right now, it
sounds like a good opener for an article.
I was browsing my own site links the other
day when I came across an article regarding
what many real estate experts are calling
"the year of the apartment."
The theory is something I've seen and
heard about for a few months now, and I think
I'm just about ready to hop on board with it.
in order to understand the thinking behind the
projected rise in apartment occupancy for
2006, it is important to note the recent activ-
ity here in our own market area.
In the summer of 2005, homes in the
Northeast Florida area were selling like hot-
cakes...really, really expensive .hotcakes.
Sellers were getting pretty much whatever
they were asking for their homes and real
estate agents knew if their buyers liked a
house, there was no "think it over for a day or
so" lines that could be offered.
In fact, there weren't even any "taking the
time to drive back to the office to draw up the
contract" options. I'd wager that 90 percent
of the contracts on successfully obtained
home sales last summer were written right
there on the kitchen tables of the homes
being purchased, before the buyers ever left.
the showing appointment.
:.The competition was indeed fierce.
Probably the most r,
significant factor that 75.L "t
brought about this mar- ".,
ket anomaly was the
outstandingly low inter-
est rates for home
loans at the time. -
Buyers could afford to
borrow more money
than they were accus-
tomed to having access
to and sellers wanted
all of it. That was okay,
though, because the
lower interest rate
meant that it cost less
money to borrow those
higher amounts and
thus, the payments
were still low.
As a result, many of
the people who were
a home at the time
decided to go for it.
Real estate agents saw
a huge increase in the
total sales volume as
opposed to the previ-
ous few years and
house listings were tough to come by.
Sadly for the realtors, homeowners who
knew a little about selling a home themselves
didn't need us quite as much as normal in
order to find people fighting over their homes.
We're loving it now, though. Interest rates
are up (although they're still pretty good) and
most of the buyers are now sellers and fewer
people are lining up to become buyers again.
Homes, on the market are already taking
longer to sell and For Sale By Owners now get
fewer calls than an asbestos insulation com-
However, even though sales appear to be
slowing down a bit and rising interest rates
are slowly but surely starting to knock more
and more potential buyers out of the market
across the nation, home prices are still con-
As the number of renters increase more apartment buildings will be built.
tinuing to rise. This makes it even tougher for
folks to find homes that truly suit the needs
of both their families and their wallets.
The would-be buyers who cannot' qualify for
these high-priced homes at the current inter-
est rate still need to relocate. Young people
still need to move away from home. Lower
income families still need a place to stay.
One answer to their problems is renting
instead of buying.
My office is co-located with a property man-
agement office run by my company that han-
dles rental properties in the greater
I see more and more people walking
through those office doors daily. More often,
I speak with agents who ultimately had to
refer homeowner hopefuls: to that office for:
the time being.
There's a huge problem with this situation,
though. The number of available rental units
in an area is kept prettymuch in check
according to the population because land-
lords don't like vacancy rates in their units.
They want to make sure that there are just
enough rentals available to cover the likely
number of people that will rent in the area.
That narrows their profit and loss margins to
steady and predictable income levels.
Here's what happens a-little farther down
the road in this scenario:
The number of renters begins to exceed the
number of available rental units. Supply and
demand dictate the prices of these units will
rise in order to reflect the higher demand.
(See Page 2)
Bealls, restaurant planned for new strip mall
BY MICHAEL DRINKER
If you've driven on Sixth
Street just south of Lowder
in the past couple of weeks,
you probably noticed site
preparation work being done
on the vacant lot on the west
It probably comes as no,
surprise that it's going to be
a shopping center, which will
be anchored by a Bealls
department store, according
to tentative plans filed with
the city of Macclenny.
The tenants aren't written
in stone, but for now include
Dick's Wings restaurant,
Aaron's rental store, a check
cashing store, and St. Johns
The parking lot will front
Sixth Street the length of the
shopping center, with the
businesses set toward the
back of the property.
There has been some
that changed and may fur-
ther change how the center
looks when it's completed..
Reportedly, Fred Rhoden,
owner of Woody's restau-
rant, had planned a unique
eatery for the far south end
of the parcel. It was to have
a "swamp" theme with a
large dining area facing the
The idea must have been
tabled because it's not
included on the site plans.
Pizza is on the plans but
apparently is staying in its
space in' the Winn-Dixie
Bill Gross, of W.H. Gross
Construction, which is build-
ing the center, did not return
a phone call.
The Blue Haven: restau-
rant, well remembered by
long-time residents, has
been purchased after years
of sitting unused and deteri-
orating at the southeast cor-
ner of Fourth Street and
(See Page 3)
The columned portico leads into a majestic entry in this
contemporary one-story home with 10- to 14-foot ceilings.
A highlight of this home is the master wing, with its
study/bedroom combination, tray ceiling, large sitting area,
and pool/patio bath access. For more details, log onto
www.house-of-the-week.com, or call 866-685-7526.
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, May 11, 2006 Section B Page Two
2006: A space oddity
(From Page 1)
Landlords will begin build-
ing new apartment units and
renting out more houses in
order to maximize their prof-
its by competing on price
with other landlords. As soon
as the rise in rent charges
reaches a level at which
renters realize that at these
payments, they may as well
just buy a house, then that's
what they'll begin to do
Meanwhile, however, the
homeowners will all be get-
ting hair replacement
surgery to replenish all the
roots they pulled out trying
to find someone to purchase
their homes so they could
The prices of homes will
have most likely come down
just a bit in order to steer
people away from renting
when they could own. It
meets there in the middle
somewhere and for a time,
neither sellers nor landlords
will be very happy with the
Those of you who read my.
articles with some regularity
are now wondering how I
could write this article after
recently telling people who
are worrying about their
future property values to
stop doing so.
Well again, don't worry.
This won't happen overnight.
It'll take years of struggle
between homeowners and
landlords before .it tips one
way or the other. The main
point. to takeA.Q hisartice .-
i'tiolecide dn which side of .
the equation you'd like to be
when it happens. I'm also
trying to get people ready to
make some money by know-
ing what to expect.
Baker County is currently
terribly low on available
rental properties. When was
Convenient to Everything! Close tc
:school;, shopping L ballparks! Great 3 2
rome on corner lot with nearly 1400 SF, 2
car garage and privacy fenced backyarc
with large deck. REDUCED FOR QUICK
Cute & Quaint- This 1275 -.1t Oen Acres
rirnc charmer offers 3 bed. 1'.. bath, eat-
in tch: en, sunken den w. bay window and
,Ocy living room htc:hen nic s,"'lI wood
cabin f r i ll I 11 i 3 '. r det.
garage N/ ". IL- ..jp, SOidge shed &
a beautiful homemade gazebo adorn the
lenced bac' vard $136,000b
What a cutie!! Remodeled .3 2 SW MH
located on .53 acre Thli; super cute home
is comolelpi, rc '-l ". h- I t, I Litil you
see th t. :r', ( r L t price!!
Investment Opportunity Two lots total-
ing 1 5 3cres. All buildingOS on property
being sold as-i' Ho-rrne i no, t livable 1801
..F concrete block building $65,000
Peaceful Setting Adoratile 3.2 W built
in 199) This hormrre is so cute!! Located on
2.5 lenced acres at there end of a dead end
roadl. it has the n -i. -;(. ." ,hp en.
w..alI r ) ', ." ( ', ld .
beaulit. '. 1 t, ... ,iii e living room
Thi won't 1 last lonl $137,500
Dollhouse for sale This 4 3 rwo story
country cnarrner has a wrap around porch,
crrarnic tile, formal dining room. master
bedroom has bLilcony overlooIing living
rouon Localed on 1 34 beautifully land-
rcapled corner lot in private Glenwoodl
PRIME LOCATION Incredible location for
virtually any rvpe of business.. 17.60 acres
with 1-10 frontage and easy interstate
ac:e;: iCurrently beini u:ed as a nursery
and :one one n:nome per acre Owner will
re:one to commern al us e afer con[rac:t is
accepted. $2.6 m
Brick home on 5 acres Gorgeous 3/2
brict home will over 2000 SF Recently
upgraded with new :cerafic tile through-
ou1 Trhi rome reatuies normal DR, tbrnic
F'P :pJacious I-tcherr wirth breaiHast bar
.,Crelened porih i 2 i-ir garage.. ecuri-'
systen, split lloor plan Lo,: ated rn 5 acre.
with pond and delt.riledl shed. Partially
the last time you saw a For
Rent sign that stayed up
longer than a week.?
Meanwhile, new homes
being built here by develop-
ers are selling for no lower
than the $180s for the
smallest house plans on the
least desirable lots.
There are several For Sale
By Owners I spoke with
months ago who still have
not sold and have yet to
decide to list with an agent.
My advice is to get into
holding a few rental proper-
ties if you can afford to you
won't be sorry over the com-
Be prepared for some
fierce competition with the
new subdivisions if you
might be moving soon. They
can afford to offer monetary'
incentives to their buyers to
carry them through the low
sales periods which you
Attempt to sell your home
yourself if you must, but set
a timeline for, achieving
some measurable results
and then turn it over to a
marketing professional if you
don't achieve them.
They're calling 2006 "the
year of the apartment." All
we can do is wait is see.
City building permits
The following building permits were recorded at the City of
Macclenny Building and Permit Office during March and April.
These permits are for new dwellings only. They are listed as
shown on city documents.
Maronda Homes serving as its own contractor, 415 Islamorada Dr.
Maronda Homes serving as its own contractor, 411 Islamorada Dr.
Maronda Homes serving as its own contractor, 416 Islamorada Dr.,
Maronda Homes serving as its own contractor, 412 Islamorada Dr.
Richmond American serving as its
Trl #9, $5308.34
Richmond American serving as its
Trl #7,' $5161.18
Richmond. American serving as its
TrI #8, $5227.18,
Richmond American serving as its
own contractor, 5536 Huckleberry
own contractor, 5532 Huckleberry
own contractor, 5534 Huckleberry
own contractor, 5527 Huckleberry
Dykes & Associates serving as its own contractor, 6079 Copper Drive,
Maronda Homes serving as its own contractor, 450 Islamorada #18,
(See Page 3)
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many extras, is open, sunny & inviting.
JUST REDUCED!! $259,900
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3/2 open floor plan, tile throughout, Berber carpet in
bedrooms, wrap around front porch and back porch
overlooking spring fed fish pond. On private lot at end of
cul-de-sac. Approx. 1907 SE Many extras! $259,900
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Seventy Acres- $2,500 per acre. Moccasin
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2 lots on US 90- in Glen Sl Mary witnr building.
Excellent Ousiness opportunity Has water &
sewer Currently rented at S$ilOrtimonin.
Vacant city I a iocalion. close
Excellent commercial corner lot. East
Macclenny Avenue, .92 acres. $200,000
Excellent Business Location' 1.25 acres with
320 leet highway fronlage on busy 121 North
Zoned Commercial neighborhood. 5419,000
.-New Home Under ConstructionI Mariy.,iras' 3
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laminate wood, carpet & lie. gas ip,. cenirai
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theatre Country living at its oDesli S269,900
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Excellent c access to water
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.98 Acres I on121 South.
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Currently rented for $700/month. 2350 heated SF Ponderosa Pine walls &.ceilings
$109,000 brought in from Montana. Detached garage
-w/apartment, oversized in-ground pool, & large
barn. Additional land w/pond also available.
CONVENIENCE STORE/ $429,900-
Well established business in the fastest
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Nursery Plantation acreage Beaulilul 4.75
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home Just mirnulri I 1-10. $40Q00
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almost acres o0 property Located at the
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located on 1 acre. Thi;: home haps a ni:e
open lloor plan huge bedroo'l, vvall,-in
closet in MB covered front porch and for-
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New gated community coming
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Bealls included in mall plans
(From Page 1)
Oscar Gray, owner of
Dependable Heating and Air,
is the buyer and reportedly is
considering a few options for
the property, although resur-
recting the diner is not one
The city's zoning adjust-
ment board on May 8 ap-
proved a variance for Les
Stone, owner of LV Hiers Oil,
to build new office/ware-
house facilities to replace
the existing one.
He had considered asking
for the property to be, desig-
nated light industrial, but
was advised to seek the
variance rather than a blan-
"The neighbors might feel
more comfortable that it's
not industrial," city manager
Gerald Dopson said at a
meeting last month.
The site has been a long-
time eyesore amid the sur-
rounding residential neigh-
Mr. Stone, who said he
worked for the company 30
years and has owned it for
about two, said he is "trying,
to do the best I can for the
metal building will sit on a
flat concrete slab and will
have sloped roof that peaks
at 20 feet.
Mr. Stone said more than,
half the building will be of-
fice space, and added, "I
will do a good job on land-
scaping," which will include
a barrier hedgerow.
Walgreens' move into the
county hit an unlikely snag
recently when company offi-
cials were told they can't
erect a sign near the inter-
section of Fifth and Lowder
The sign would violate
Macclenny's sign ordinance.
The store is planned for
the old health department
property at the corner of
Sixth and Lowder, which the
company bought from the
However, the sign,
planned for the east side of
Fifth, is on city property.
One alternative is to place
the sign on the west side of
the street on the post office
property, which is owned by
A spokesman for the de-
veloper, however, said Wal-
greens will not pay for addi-
tional land on which to place
County officials are work-
ing on a solution.
Contact Michael Rinker if
you have any information (and
yes, that includes rumors)
about new businesses coming
to Baker County, changes
planned for existing business-
es, or any real estate news. He
can be reached by phone
259.2400 or by email at bc-
Call me for homes with no $$ down
Don't forget Mother's Day
May 14, 2006-
A new home could be the perfect
Mother's Day gift!!
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, May 11,
City building permits
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Maronda Homes serving as its own contractor, 454 Islamorada #17,
Maronda Homes serving as its own contractor, 466 Islamorada #19,
Maronda Homes serving as its own contractor, 457 Islamorada '#52,
Homes serving as its own contractor, 430 Islamorada Dr.,
Homes serving as its own contractor, 442 Islamorada Dr.,
Homes serving as its own contractor, 453 Islamorada Dr.,
Homes serving as its own contractor, 440 Islamorada Dr.,
Homes serving as its own contractor, 449 Islamorada Dr.,
Homes serving as its own contractor, 434 Islamorada #22,
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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 m this oortuni A pristine river lot with a 2/2 all Cypress home sit-
ting on 2.5gs3woods of the earth.
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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 corner 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.
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will do owner financing with 20% down or bring a cash offer and we can nego-
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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 roob hen with lots of room
to roam. The bNj | i| IBJ l[ atio thatlooks out to
a beautifully lan cked pond, nice trees
and even more space to grow. Only $106900 Pricedto sell fast and easy! This
piece also has some commercial prospect to it, but you have to see it to appre-
WOW! Can't beat this beauty!
Brand new home, 1400 SF, 3/2 on large
city lot in St. George, GA. Just completed
with new everything! Nice high vaulted
ceilings, beautiful light fixtures, brand new
stainless steel kitchen appliances, wood cabinets, inside laundry,/huge open liv-
ing room with vinyl wood floors. WWC throughout, dose to schools and Florida
border. This home is immaculate and is priced to show once and sell! $137,400
Don't sit and think you're reading wrong...you're not...it just won't be here next
week when you do call. ONLY $137,4000
St. Mary's River Bluff
'Gorgeous 4BR/2BA Fleetwood on 2.56
acres of beautifully landscaped prop-
erty. Large open floor plan with vaulted
cathedral ceilings, formal DR & LR
plus a great room. Jacuzzi tub with
separate shower in enormous master
bath. New privacy fencing in a home
that looks & feels brand new. Just north of the FL/GA line in walking distance of
the St. Mary's River. Don't miss all this value for only $139,900.
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Josie Davis, Sales Associate
Mark Lancaster, Sales Associate
Juanice Padgett, Sales Associate
Andrew P. Smith, Sales Associate
Teresa Yarborough, Sales Associate
799 S. 6th St., Macclenny
3BR/2BA on .77
1995 14x66 sin-
glewide mobile home has been
cleaned & freshly painted.
Located on a paved road and
ready to move
in. Nice area on
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. REDUCED $445,000
Nice 1 acre lot in Keaton Beach. Five
minutes to Gulf of Mexico. This lot can
be used for mobile homes or site built
homes. Priced for quick sale $69,900.
Bring the kids and their horses. 14.88
nice acres. Part hay field and part wood-
ed with small creek and catfish pond. 3
BR/2 BA doublewide MH with extra
hookup for a second MH and two extra
wells. Convenient to Jacksonville.
Located on NW 216th Street in Lawtey.
Priced at $179,000.
Commercial Lot 14,000 sq. ft. 100 ft.
frontage on SR 121. Located between
Waffle House and Day's Inn, adjacent to
Building Lot, conveniently located
between Glen St. Mary and Macclenny.
This heavily wooded lot is restricted to
site built homes only. /4 acre + priced at
Nice 3 BR/1 BA frame home with new
vinylar. s$3 0 Rd e y remod-
eled an lcated on
Tony ivens oa in anderson on 1
acre. $136,500 Reduced to $125,000.
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Selling dirt & slag. Truck for hire.
622-7489 or 259-7452.4/20-5 '11p
Brand new set Pro Comp \terrain.
35/12.50R15, $650; 1990 Jeep
Wrangler, excellent condition, $6500.
904-482-2653 cell, call anytime.
Day Illy sale, 50; each, in bloom.
259-3803. 5 4-6 '8c
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-
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
S259-4140. 12 9tfc
Good used appliances. 90 day mon--
ey back guarantee. 266-4717.
2 9-5 4p
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs.
very ornate, fluted legs, rare: halt
round foyer console. All pieces are
mahogany wood. Southern Charm.
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany,
can be seen at Southern Charm.
Solid wood coffee table, light col-
ored with glass inserts, $75. 275-
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
Epson Stylus color 600 printer, $25.
3x24 ft., 29 gauge, metal roofing;
2x6, 44 ft., load bearing trusses.
Get the Wildcat Paw! Baker County 1993 Cadillac Deville, 124,600
Wildcats, clip your key onto the miles, second owner of this car, vey ,
hottest key ring in town! FindersKey- good condition, clean inside & out.
PurseJewelry.com or call Nancy at Come take a look, you will be glad
759-4162. 5/11p you did! Only $2500, 23 mpg. 275- AV
Daylilies are blooming @ Sands .2671. 5/11p ,, aGESA'
Farm, 23A north to Bob Kirkland Rd., 1988 GMC Sierra king cab work :
'left, '/2 mile. 259-6891. 5/11-6/lc truck, looks rough, runs OK. needs '" S5,
Gas stove, very good condition, al- power steering pump $750; 1992 ... -
mond, $125. 259-7724 please leave Ford Bronco II, 2 WD, looks good,
phone number on machine. 5.I1p runs good, bad transmission, auto-, SA LE
12 ft. Jon boat with- trailer. 6 HP, miatic, $600; 1967 Pontiac Lemans. .,
runs great, needs restoration, $800. : ?
$900. 904-591-5300 or 259-5573. 912-843 2759 leave message.
11p : 5/11p
Mother s uay baskets, all kinds, call
to order or stop by. Glen Cash's
Country Corner, 259-2381 ask for
Misty. 5 11c
15 ft. ProCraft, fiberglass. 88 HP
Evinrude, trailer, trolling motor, must
sell for college, $500 OBO. 904-422-
2763. 5 11p
Sofa, matching recliner & pair of
lamps, $300: two upholstered
chairs, $25 each. 259-8168 or 904-
Kenmore 17.3 cf chest freezer. $75.
259-6514. 5 lip
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, $15,950. 707-
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
2005 Ford Explorer XLT, 4x4, V8,
leather seats, sun roof, running
boards. 19,800 miles. $29,900.
259-3352 or 304-640-4888. 5 11p
2005 Ford F-550, 4x4, crew cab, 11
ft. aluminum, flatoed dump, automat-
ic, air, tilt, cruise, gooseneck & tag
along hitch, $41,500., 11,000 miles.
259-3352 or 304-640-4888, 5/11p
1998 Escort Sport, 5 speed, great
car, 30+ 'mpg, 98,000 miles, $3000
OBO. 259-9684. 5/11p
1996 Dodge Neon. 2 door. $1400;
1996 Dodge Neon, 4 door, $1200;
1995 Saturn, 2 door, $1200; 1994
Mercury Topaz, $1000. 904-838-
2" & 4" Wells
Water & Iron
Call Roger or Roger Dale
Family Owned & Operated
Licensed & Insured _
1995 Mazda Miata. 130K. $4200
OBO. 626-4030. 5 11p
1995 Ford F150 pickup, 6 cylinder, 4
speed, a c, $2500. 607-0559 or
259-9245. 5 '11p
1997 Chevy Tahoe, loaded, leather.
CD 'tape. 4 WD, $4500 OBO. 307-
9204. 5 lip
Housecleaning. Dependable, has ref-
erences. Call Alice at 259-5500.
Local retired man will mow your
grass reasonable. 904-304-0130.
BakerCountyToday.com A communi-
ty website serving Baker County.
I buy tractors running or not. 912-
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-
7968. 4 '22tfd
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
Free dirt for ponds or miscellaneous.
478-997-1199. 5 '11p
Tree trimming removal and clean up.
Licensed and insured. 259-7968.
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Friday 7:30 am-1:00 pm, 121 S. to
Southern States Nursery Rd., 1 mile to
TG Farms Lane, turn left. '/: mile to
barn. Sold property, items must go!
Furniture, tools, concrete blocks, heavy
gauge tin, fluorescent lights & other
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm.
Wildcat Drive & US 90. Plant sale.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, West on
90 to 139B, Glen. follow signs. Large
dress sizes 16-20. small 10" TV, too
much to mention.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-?, 5'.,:
miles north on 121. Old trunk, oak table, etc.
Saturday 7:00 am-4:00 pm, 229 S. across from Ray's Nursery
Rd. Lots of baby stuff, boy & girl. adult clothing, housewares.
Saturday 9:00 am-?, 121 S. to Buck Rowe Rd.. follow signs.
Home decor, clothes, baby items, etc.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 73 Ohio St. Furniture. Home Interior pic-
tures, lots of everything. Gaint moving sale.
Saturday 8:30 am-?. 8694 Pine St., Macclenny II. Abercrombie,
Hollister, American Eagle & other name brand clothes, baby boy &
girl clothes newborn 4 years, antiques, household items, furni-
ture. to much to list! 4 families.
Saturday 7:00 am-2:00 pm. in front of United Country Realty on
5th St. Appliances, large selection of golf clubs & bags, clothes,
miscellaneous. All proceeds benefit The Rotary Club of Baker
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 649 N. 6th St. Lots of everything.
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in.
good condition. Call Karin at South-
ern Charm 259-4140. 2/13tfc.
Shiz-tzu puppies, 3 females left,
beautiful puppies, 10 weeks old.
$250 each. 259-9438. 5 -4-lip
Boston Terrier, male, 12 weeks,
H/C, 1st shots, $350. 759-9751.
Free kittens to good home, 6 weeks
old, very cute. 266-4013. '. 5/11p
Beagle puppies $100. born February
5th Super Bowl Sunday, shots &
wormed. Call 259-6065 or 904-591-
Dachshund pups, AKC. 9 weeks old,
shots, wormed, health certificate,
$400. 259-3611. 5/11p
Chihuahua puppies, UTD on shots &
worming, 7 weeks old, tan in color,
$150 'each. 259-1775. 5.-lip
Horses boarded $225 -month. Heel.
er pups for sale, -$200 each. 912
Dogs: all types from puppies to
adults. Animal Control, $50 boarding
fees will apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
OLD NURSERY PLANTATION
ANNUAL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE
May 19 & 20 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Rain or Shine
CR 125 South, turn right onto Old Nursery Road.
1st right onto Red Top Road, follow signs
COME' SHOP! WIDE VARIETY OF ITEMS!
Local $575 $675 Home Every Night
OTR $650-$800+ Home 1-2 Nights Plus Weekends
Health/Life Insurance Available Paid Vacation
401K Weekly Bonus $500 Quarterly Safety/Performance Bonus
DOT Inspection Bonus Driver Referral Bonus
A GOOD COMPANY FOR GOOD DRIVERS!!
The Baker County Press May 11, 2006 Section B Page Five
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h Notice to readers:
. The newspaper often publishes classified
advertising on subjects like worK.at-home,
weight loss products, health products.
While the newspaper uses reasonable
,- discretion in deciding on publication of
such ads. it lakes no responsibility as to
the truthfulness of claims. Respondents
should use caution and common sense
before sending any money or making otn-
er commitments based on statements
and/or promises; demand specifics in
writing. You can also call the Federal
Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HEL'' to
find out now to spot fraudulent soiic ta-
tions. Remember: if it sounds too good to
be true, it probably is. The Baker County
The Baker County Clerk of Courts of-
fice has an opening for an entry level
staff accountant. Responsibilities
will include A/P, A,'R, credit card pro-
cessing, data entry, inventory, assist
with monthly G./L entries and finan-
cial statement preparation & project
analysis. Degree required, experi-
ence preferred. Excellent benefits.
Apply in person at the Clerk's Office
or mail resume to 339 E. Macclenny
Ave., Macclenny, FL 32063. 5/11c
Calendar's Dell, Pizzeria & Coffee
House is looking for kitchen help.
Set schedules, employee discounts
on food & the best work atmosphere
inn Macclenny. Apply in person or
call 259-4050. 5/11c
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.
Excellent opportunity in the graphic
arts field right here in Macclenny at
Baker County's award-winning, pre-
mier newspaper; must nave 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
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
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 online at https:,'/people-
first.myflorida. com. For more infor-
mation, contact Kaila Givens at 904-
259-6211 ext. 1144. 5/4-11c
Part time with full time potential.
Looking for motivated, qualified per-
son in Baker and surrounding coun-
ties. Experience in sales helpful. Re.
ply with resume and references to
P.O. Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063.
A Touch of Grass Lawn Service
needs experienced full time licensed
driver. 259-7335. 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
Reliable person with transportation
needed for light delivery route, 4-6
hours per week; must be insured &
have valid Florida driver's license,
bondable-with a clean work record.
Send resume & references c/o Box.
598, Macclenny, FL 32063. 3/23tfc
Truss builders needed. A&R Truss.
Experienced roofers needed. Built up,
roofing a plus, pay based on experi-
ence, $11-$15 per hour. 259-8633.
Full-time experienced con
secretary for local construct
pany. Must have a minim
,years experience & knowled,
Microsoft Word & Excel. PI
your resume to 904-259-635
Finish dozer & backhoe op
yrs. experience, benefits, insurance.
Maxville. DFWP. Call 289-7000.
Director of Social Services. Educa-
tion requirements are Bachelor's de-
gree in Social Work, Psychology, Soci-
ology, Health Care Administration,
LPN, RN or BSN. Responsibilities in-
clude: Care planning, MDS, risk man-
agement, clinical assessments and
resident family interaction. Salary
range is $31,000-$34,500 per year.
SPlease fax resume and cover letter to .
Administrator, Macclenny Nursing &v
Rehab Center at 904-259-5381. No.
Phone Calls Please. EQE. Back-
ground check required. Drug Free
Workplace. 5, 11c
Railroad track foreman trainee.
Need clean driving record & valid li-'
cense, Baldwin area. 904-266-4630.
Maintenance man for 50 unit comr
plex, must be able to paint, fix small
holes, light plumbing & general main-
tenance. 259-6008. 5/11c
Dump truck driver needed, must'
have class B-CDL & clean driving.
record. 259-6172 or 334-9329.
tion corn- Michael & Jonathan's Landscaping'.
um of 3
um in has positions open for experienced
geable in lawn service person & experienced
ease fax landscape irrigation person. Salary
4,'27tfc negotiable, paid vacations & 5 paid
holidays, insurance benefits avail-
erator, 3 able. 259-7388. 5/4-11c
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which makes it illegal to advertise any
preference, limitation or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex, hanod-
cap, familiar status or national origin, or
an itentio'n, to make any such prefer-
ence, limitation or discrimination. Family
ial status includes children unaer me age
of 18 living wain parents or legal custodi-
ans, pregnant women and people secur-
ing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly accept
Thrift Log Homes. 259-2900.
WHITEHEAD BROS., INCJLAKE CITY LOGISTICS, INC.
ulm.al. OTR DRIVERS NEEDED
.nm.. Go through Home several times most weeks
;. Home most weekends. Personalized dispatching
^that comes from only dispatching 25 trucks at
'. ,'l our location here in Starke. Vacation pay, Safety
Bonus up to $1,200 per year. Driver of the Year
S: bonus, and driver recruitment bonuses. Blue
^ "'*'I^, -Cross Blue Shield medical and dental insurance.
Need 2 years of experience and a decent driving
.' CALL JIM OR DEBBIE LAWRENCE AT
904-368-0777 or 1-888-919-8898
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Mo\e & set up
Where the customer comes tirsi!
Fully insured Locally owned
25 years experience
ALAN'S TREE SERVICE
*Back from Katrina*
Specializing in storm work
Can't afford to have the tree re-
moved? Have a trim-out done!,
We now have a man lift no spike
marks on most trees and can take
down dead trees.
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
BUG OUT SERVICE
Residential and Commercial
La%%n and Shrub care
Damage repair guarantees
Free estimates Call iodaN!
Light tractor %\ork Brush cle
FISH'S WELDING &
Tircs Rims Exhausi
Buckshoi Good\ear Michelin
Nino BOSS Eagle MSR
Custom e\hausi Flow master
Call today for the best pric
2 'ic CORPORATION
S ree estimates,
Bush hog mowing
Construction site clean-up
Licensed & Insured
Your plans or our plans
Bentley Rhoden -
Pad work ~ mowing ~ plowing
Food plots ~ driveways
4/27-5/17p Home repairs Remodeling
JIMMY MARTIN WELL
DRILLING & PUMP
Heating' Air. Electrical ser' ice
Licensed and Insured
622-7489 or 259-7452
Garbage pickup for Baker County
Roll off Dumpsters
Kent Kirkland, Owner/Operator
Screen rooms ~ Patio covers
All types of pest control
Call Eston, Shannon, Bryan,
Water softeners- Iron filters
. Sales Rentals Service
Total aimer softener supplies
Salt deli er.
Financing available -
10,61iie 797, S. 61h Sum~n. MacclennN
We build in-ground pools
\\e sell and install
DOUGHBOY above-ground pools
Service Renovations Cleaning
Repairs'* Chemicals Parts
698-E West Macclenny Ave.
(next to Raynor's Pharmacy)
Spring & Summer hours:
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am 5:00 pm
CUSTOM AIR, INC.
New construction Service
Just back from doing
Willing, able & ready to help with all
your crane needs
TWH CRANE SERVICE, INC.
Timmy Hodges, owner
Licensed & Insured
So many options!
See our catalogs at
The Office Mart
110 Sout h Street
La, n maintenance Landscaping
"Dedicated quality service
at a fair price"
208-1929 or 259-6531
,c SANDS TRUCKING
Sand ~ Field dirt ~ Slag hauled
Build on your lot or ours
Your plans or ours
Model home in Copper Creek
9/2tfc CAMPBELL'S PAINTING
15 years experience
Licensed & insured
866-7998 or 259-0509
Complete site & underground
We sell dirt & slag
Hourly rate available on:
grader, dozer & trackhoe
Mitch Canaday, Jr.
Lawn mowing Tractor
NHC, FHIA & NACHI Certified
Serving Nonh Florida and
Water conditioning purification
New septic systems
Drain field repairs
We're your water experts
Celebrating our 29th year in business
Credit cards gladly accepted
Fully licensed & insured
Florida & Georgia
A & R TRUSS
Engineered trusses for. your hew
Home Barn Shed Etc.
Many references on request
30 years experience
3/16-9/7p APPLIANCE DOCTOR,
kWN *Air conditioners Heat pumps *
PING Major appliances*
work 24 hour, 7 day emergency service!
Call Vince Farnesi, Owner-Operator
Bush hog Dirt work
Land clearing Tree service
:2" and 4" wells
Bull dozer & backhoe
A&R ROOFING, INC.
New roofs Roof repairs
Hauled & Spread
Custom house plans
ell to your specifications
4/27-5/4p Qualified Good references
THE OFFICE MART
Oils, acrylics, watercolors, canvases,
drawing pads and much more!
110 South Fifth Street
After-hours computer repair
Networking, training ,
graphic design and ridingng '
From th e lo' $200 v
The Baker County Press May 11, 2006 Section B Page Six
any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are here-
by informed that all dwellings advertised
in this newspaper are available on an
equal opportunity basis. To compjlan of
discrimination, call HUD toll free at 1-800-
669-9777. The toll free telephone number ,
for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927 -
Country home In "Taylor", .99 acre,
4 BR, 1 BA, many extras, fruit trees
& sugar shelter. 259-7479. 5/11p
'/2 acre in Glen, no mobile homes,
$39,900. 904-525-8630. 4,'20ric
City Lot, South Boulevard, Macclen-
ny. Appraised at $19,000; asking
$17,900. Financing available. 759-
Land & home package, 4+ acres
w/beautiful trees for a private estate.
We have a variety of home designs to
choose from or use your own plan.
This won't last long. Call today.
Georgia Bend area, 3+ acres, well.
septic, power, fenced, $65,000. 912-
843-2098. 5 '11p
Reduced to $195,000. Baker
County, 10 acres on St. Mary's Riv-.
er, 700 ft. on river with small white
sandy beach, secluded, hign & dry,"
fenced, large oak & pine trees, pic-
ture perfect, beautiful property. 259-
4 BR, 2 BA full brick home with ap-
pro',imateiy 2200 'SF in Maccienny
aitr fireplace, large family room &
master suite, inground pool & double
car garage on huge cit 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..
cenitly constructed 24'x24' building,
$42,000: 24 ft travel trailer option-
al. 904.221-9540. 5 4-11p
Home in the country, 3 BR, 2 BA,
28\64 doublewide on 1.67 acres
%vith 8x20 screen room on back.
24Y24 garage. $120,000 OBO. 237
0538. 5 A*4.1 lc
3 BR, 2 BA home, 1500 SF living,
1' : car garage, 1 car detached
garage with office, fenced backward,
abo.e ground pool on 1 acre in Mac-.
clenny li, $249.000: Call 904-259-
1242 for more information or ap-.
1800 SF home, spacious lot r, Mac-.
clenny, large backyard, beautifully
landscaped, 3 BR, 2 BA ,,ith office.
covered garage, laundry room,
$159,000. 904-759-7094 or 259.,
3 BR, 2 BA home, 2 car garage in
Mlaccenny, attic storage, side-by-side
refrigerator dishwasher, smooth top
stove, 10x16 shed on '/2 acre, good
neighborhood, close to 1-10 & shop.
ping. $159,900. 259-9151. 5 4-11p
FSBO. 1995 doublewide mobile
home, 1750 SF, 3/2 on 2.68 acres,
fireplace, upgraded master bath, new
carpet, in den, cathedral ceilings,
walk-in closets, water system, deck,
pool, fountain with waterfall, stocked
pond with.RB-S circulator pump &
bridge to island with 12.12 dock.
34x30 barn with electric & loft, com.
pietely fenced,. play fort 's'.'-ingset,
backs up to 22,000 acre game re-
serve, on cul-de-sac, much more,
must see! Asking $175,000. 904-
653-2220 or 904-710-7358. E-mail
request for pics to: callihan@nef-
Call 259-2400 to place iour ad.
Baker County area, 2 BR, 1 BA with
washer & dryer, front & back porch,
2 car garage/storage, 11/4 acre,
. country living, $600/month, $600
deposit. 259-7574. 5/11tfc
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on '/2 acre,
*'11st, last & $400 deposit, CH/A.
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, CH/A,
$150/week, no deposit. 904-910-
5434 o-r Nextel beeper
3 BR, 2 BA.home, 1625 SF, 2 car
garage, screen porch, irrigation &
alarm system, $1195/month plus
security deposit. 352-867-3981.
New 3 BR, 2, BA. brick home with
bonus room, 2 ca, garage on beauty.
ful 5 acres :n south Sanderson, no
smoking or pets, $1500 month plus
deposit and last month's rent. 859-
3 BR & 2 BR mobile nomes, no pets.
garbage, water & mowing provided,
1 acre lot for rnoble rnome 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-.
S860-4604: or' 259-6156. 3/i7tfc
Mobile home. 3 BR. 2 BA on 1 acre
on Woodla..n Rd, Macclenni. All elec
c tr appliances. $750 security de-
posit. $750 month, available lunee 1.
Please call 259-3343 between tine
hours of 9:00 am-5:00 pm weeda-,s.
only. 5 '4tfc
3 BR, 1 BA home in Sanderson.
$725 month, last month & deposit,
no pets, no smoking. 859-3026.
Macclenny. Beauttiul, brand new, 4
BR. 2 BA home, family room, formal
living & dining room. $1550 'nonth,
1st month & deposit. 904.714-23,7
or 772-643-1475. 5/4-11p
Oceanfront, 1 BR condo, sleeps 4,
large heated pool, in St. Augustine.
$65,) wee[-. 5l04.483-7617.5 4-25p
Smoky Mountain cabin, trout
stream, near Cherokee, Gatlinburg &
Dollywood, $325 per week. 386-752-
0013. : 3/16-6/lp
1994, 14x70 singlewide, with
room addition, $8500. Seller.
will help with move & re-set.
1989 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide
mobile home, $15,000 OBO.
Must.be .moved by 5/31/06.
807-3841 or 813-5273. 5/11p
Classified ads must' be in by
Monday at 5:00 pm
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS
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.,
Office space in downtown Macclen-
ny, 2 rooms, kitchen & bath. 259-
Large commercial office space avail-
able for lease. 859-3026. 3/2tfc
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Must hae master's degree \\ith minimum of 18 graduate
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'the classroom. ESOL.'Reading endorsement and National
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Salary based on degree and experience, plus benefits
Application & materials must arrive by May 26, 2006 for
College application and copies of transcripts required. All
foreign transcripts must be submitted with a translation and
'evaluation. Position details and application available on the
web at: www.lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resource Development
Lake City Community College
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Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314 Fax: (386), 754-4594
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THE TO%\N OF GLEN ST. M1ARI
SECOND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The To' n of Glen Si MNar i appl ing to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a grant under the Neighb.orhood
Re% ualizanion Caiegory in the amount of $61.i,000 under the FY 2006 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant iCDBGi
Program For each actti .i thai is proposed. ai least 51'., of rhe funds must benefit l.:.% and moderaie-income persons The acnihiei. dollar
amounts and estimated percentages benelli to lot and moderaie-income personn0 lkr shich Glen St. Mary is applying are:
Acin.t No. Activity Name CDBG Estimated
Funds LMI Benefit'
.'' 1 3 : administration $48,000
'.016 ,: :.. Engineermi i '-in '
: 0' 3J .' ,jiter Line New Potable $452,000 O., 5 F
iiJ Water Hookup .2 ). 000 Over51% ,
E a, i budget figure Aill be a'ailabhi no laicr than Jul', 21. 2io.i. h,'-eer. at no time ill in[he CDBG budget exceed $600 000
The proposed project till mnl-e ',aier ma n e\Lensionns and water r hookupa. al._ng Andres Street..i flerson Aenue and Parmalee
Sireet. all soulh of LS 9 .. ..
Glen ST. Mar, plan io mnmmize displacement ul persons as a result of planned CDBG funded aciitites in the follow mng manner
No displacemen i anticipated
I' ans persons are displaced a, a ret-ult of ihese planned acn\ iies. Glen Si Mar r. Ill aisis such perons in the follo,.\ ng manner In
jacordance ',ilh the tlo \n'i tli-Di.plaemeni and Relocation K'lic',
Spubhi.. hearing i pro ide citizen. an cppurlunirt to comment :.n the aprplcarl.n %. ill be held at Glen ST Mar. To'n Hall. 10i'i46 ,'.
Glen Ae Glen St Mars on luesdaN. Ma. 16. 2006 at 7 00 pm A\drat cop.. oi parts o ihe application %illb t'e satlable for reie ,at that
iume .-\ final cop,, oi ihi- applicatOri ill be mb ade available a, To',.n Hall M,.,andJ, thr,,u.h Frida:, hi-.c en the hours of 8 00 a m. and 12 10
p min no more than tihe das after .lul 15, 200ti The appl.caiion %ill be submilled to DCA on or before .ul. 2 I. 2U(16 To obtain additional
informaui.n m,ncerning The application and ihe pubic hearing. contactt Ma.o :r .luanice Paden
The public hearing i being Criinducied in a handicapped a,cc-sible location \n handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the
hearing impaired or the %' iuall impaired sh,-.uld contact Ma or Juaice Padgn at leatl I' .e calendar daN' prior to the meettin and an inter-
prcier ill be pr.-. dJed An:, non-English speaking pers ...- rushing iv airind ihe public hc ring should contact Ma,.:r Juance Padgett at least
Iite calendar da. s prior to Ihe meeting and a langua. e interpreter v. ill be pror ided To access a Telecommunicailon De\ ice for Deaf Per'ons
I IDDi please .all i.iu0i 955-S"71 An:, handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact Mla.or Juanice
,Padgett at lea.it iti calendar da', s prior to the meeting
Pur'uani c10 Seciion 1r2 of the HIlUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will be ;.ubmined t. DC.\ 'ith the application The
disclosure ill be made available by the Town of Glen St. Mar)' and DCA for public inspection upon request The disclosures "ill be avail-
able or and after the date of submission of the application and shall continue to be available for a minimum 6f fi'.e '\ar.
1. Other Go,:\ernment federal. staie and louali assistance to the project in the fIormn of a gift. giant. loan. guarantee. in urance pay.ment.
rebate, subsidy, credit. ta, benefit. or any other form of direct or indirect benefit by source and amount;
2. The idenmiles and pecuniar, interests bf all developers, contractors, or consultants inioled in the application for assistance or in the
planning or development of the project or acihit),
3. The ide&hies and pecni.run interests of any other persons with a pecuniary interest in the project that can reasonable% be expected to
exceed'$50,000 or 10% of the grant request (whichever.is lower);
4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others listed in two (2 1 or ihree (3) above which are corporations, or
oiher enirie,. the identification and pecuniary interests by corporation or entity of each officer, director, principal stockholder, or other offi-
cial of the entity;.
5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the providers of those funds and the amount provided; and
6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount.
A Fair o.:,uslin Workshop will be conrducid minied,.uel. loll.:',ing the Secund Public Hearing .on the same date at the same locaii,.n
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT, FAIR HOUSING JURISDICTION AND Ha NDICAP ACC ES-.,iBLE