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The Baker County press
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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Creation Date: August 17, 2006
Frequency: weekly
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Newspapers -- Baker County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Coordinates: 30.283333 x -82.116667 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
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    Section A: Main: Obituaries
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    Section A: Main: Social
        page A 10
    Section A: Main continued
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    Section B: Real Estate
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77th Year,Vol. 17

Thursday, August 17,2006

Macclenny, Florida 50o

Man, S-tabbed:t deathatCehm

The sheriff's department has fe%% clues The body was taken to the medical He called for a rescue unit after reaching noted the sheriff Tuesday everning
id continued questioning late Tuesday in examiner's office in Gaines% ille that af- through the glass and opening a locked He confined, ho%%ever, that at le-
iattempt to find out %% ho killed 68-year- ternoon, but conclusive results are not ex- door from the outside. one person %x as being questioned.
dDorsey Bennett in his mobile home in pected for several weeks. The Nounger Mr. Bennett said he could The neighborhood off CR 125 i-;
jvier o% er the weekendd An unconfirmed report indicated Mr. detect no pulse whie examining his fa- ral. and police so far haxe not been at
Sheriff Jne Dnhb o s;.id as ,et there Bennett. a retired truck driver, died ofa their. to find Lnyone %%ho may have -seen sL

rell3 Lll Jo U U.-,O1.l ,Jt U.o 'ol ln IVn,
are no suspects in what he termed "an ex-
tremely violent attack" that left Mr. Ben-
nett dead from a reported stab wound or
stab w ounds and 1y ing on the floor of his
Sheriff Dobson was reluctant to release
details of the condition of Mr. Bennett's
body when it was found by his son Mar-
cus. 42. just after noon on August 13.


us: mom,

cubs find

way to city

Press staff
At first glance, it was a typi-
cal Sunday morning in down-
town Macclenny. The streets
were quiet as most residents
attended church services with
their families. The temperature
was climbing towards the low
90s. nothing unusual for a Sun-
day morning in August.
Except, of course, for the
family of bears that decided to
climb high into a tree behind
the residence at 211 N. Fourth
A w wildlife rescue team, head-
ed by biologist Jim Garrison
from the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission,
%was called in to extract the bears
from the tree and transport them
out of the city.
The Macclenny Fire Depart-
ment and US Forest Service po-
lice "ere also on hand to lend a
The female black bear and
her two cubs had been recently
relocated from Appalachicola to
the Osceola National Forest, but
managed to find their way into
the Macclenny area after only a
% eek.
"We're familiar with this
bear already said Mr. Garrison.
"She's a 'fed bear.' meaning
humans have repeatedly been
feeding her and no%\ she's con-
ditioned to it. She isn't afraid
to come into urban areas look-

stab wound to the heart.
The victim apparently lived alone at
the residence off Clarence Bennett Road
and had not been seen by relatives for
several days.
Son Marcus told police he had not
heard from his father in several weeks.
and arrived at the mobile home to see
through a window his father on the floor.

This marked the first murder in Baker
County since 1999, according to the sher-
iff. A Sanderson man died from an appar-
ent hearing in 1988 and a distraught father
asphyxiated himself and his child in De-
cember. 2004.
"We've been talking to the family and
people who had regular contact with him.
but so far we've come up %with nothing."

Ehna Garrison. a widdlife research biologist with the Florida Fish and Hildife' Consena'non Conmission. e.tamines t1" gumii
ofa tranquili:ed male black bear round \iah rnio cubs in a trrte \ithinl Macclenny cir hiias tius pa.i Sunda'. Biologeiis deter-
mined that the bear 1 ho was recenml relocated Io the Oceola Forest /rom Apalacliucola made her wa. nah her cubs to AMacclennv
inl one week P. .', K- L. -: L.

ing for food, 'which is ho\\ she
ended up here."
The rescue team tranquilized
the mother bear, who. according
to one team member, weighed
about 175 pounds. When she
was unconscious and safelN
on the ground. members of the
team monitored and recorded
her vital signs, performed a cur-
sory health check and tagged
her ears.
One by one the cubs. who
%%ere estimated to be about nine
months old, were also tranquil-
ized. As thev fell from the tree.
they were safely caught in a tarp

furnished by the fire depart- vided a bucket of ice that was
ment. placed around the bear family
Mother and cubs were then to keep their body temperatures
placed into a specially designed cool inside the trap during trans-
metal culvert trap. port to the FFWCC headquar-
The fire department also pro- ters.

In Florida, the population of bedrs has dropped from
1i,000 to around .1.,50, and they.primarily occupy our na-
tional forests and surrounding private and state lands.
In 1974,. Florida listed the bear as threatened due to habi-
tat loss and over-hunting. .. .
Today, the bear is in decline due to fragmentation of Ihab-
itat by roads aind development, and an increasing number
of roadkills, .
-niverstyof.FloridFoodandAgricultural website.

T.J. Raulerson dies at 81; longtime political force

as tax collector, Macdclenny commissioner, mayor

T.J. Raulerson, a retired Baker County tax collector \ ho held office
three decades before resigning in 1983, died at his east Macclenn\
home on August 21 after a lengthy battle with re-
piratory illness.
He was 81.
Mr. Raulerson, long considered one of Baker .
County's premium political figures from the mid-
1950s on, was elected to the collector's office ..'
from among a four-candidate field in 1952.
He was opposed in three of his next seven elec-
tions before deciding to leave office for health
Mr. Raulerson jumped back into politics in
early 1989 when he ran successfully for a seat on
the Macclenny Commission. ,,
Late the following year, he was appointed
mayor upon the death of A.L. (Doc) Finley, and
stayed in that office until he retired a second time
in October, 1999.
A native of Baxter, Mr. Raulerson lived in
Baker County all his life, save for service in the
Navy during World War II.
He was buried at North Prong Cemetery, not
far from his birthplace, the afternoon of August
16 follow-
IIIn mi| | |ll 111 ng a funeral
tist Church
of Glen St.T.J.
6 890' 6 48819 8 Mary, where

he served for years as a deacon and trustee.
During and after his lengthy tenure as collector, Mr. Raulerson cred-
ited his political success to a love of people and
desire to help them when merited.
.. He reflected on his style during an interview
in The Press when he left the collector's office.
S. "A lot of people think to stay in politics this
4 long, you ha'e to be crooked," he said. "Well, I
know that's not true. What you have to do is like
.; people, and I've always liked people."
When he resigned, the political establishment
in Baker County pushed for Mr. Raulerson's wife
Lima, a longtime employee in the collector's of-
fice, to serve out the remaining 20 months of his
Then-Governor Bob Graham tossed his back-
S ers a curve ball when he instead named Tommy
Bennett of Macclenny as the interim tax collec-
Mr. Bennett, a Democrat who turned Repub-
lican, then back to Democrat again before put-
ting his name in the hat, was defeated in the 1984
The top finisher, and eventual runoff victor,
was Gene Harvey, who has held the office since.
Mr. Raulerson is survived by Lima, his wife
of 62 years, five children, 14 grandchildren and
Wlerson eight great grandchildren.



picious activity around the mobile home
last weekend.
A preliminary report from the medical
examiner suggests Mr. Bennett \\as likely
dead about 24 hours before he \\ as found.
Anyone with information that ma\ help
police is asked to call the sheriff's depart-
ment at 259-2231. If \ou want to remain
anon\ mout\s. call 1-866-845-TIPS.

Commission alters course

onfire equipmentpurchase

absent of budget allotment

Press Staff
Count\ Commissioner Gor-
don Crews shot down an idea
floating around Monda\'s bud-
get workshop that called for the
count\ to order ne\\ fire equip-
ment but not include payment in
its proposed $23.5 million bud-
get for the fiscal year that begins
October 1.
Commissioners had removed
the equipment a new fire sta-
tion in Sanderson, two new
pumpers and loose equipment
for the trucks from the budget
at thpir last workshop, .hoping
to wrangle them from incoming
The costs were spread
over various time frames 12
years for the trucks which cost
$531,190, including interest
- so the hit to 2006-07 budget is
just $143.400 (
The board was told that de-
lay ing the purchase %would result
in paying much higher prices.
and that there would be about
a nine-month lag between plac-
ing the order and receiving the
It's unclear who proposed
the idea to take advantage of
the lag time, but at one point,
newly hired County Manager
Joe Cone said, "We need to or-
der fire equipment. Can we issue
a purchase order without having
funds for it?"
Because budget workshops
are informal, sometimes there
may be two or three conversa-
tions going simultaneously. A
proposal raised at one end of
the table may not be heard by
commissioners at the other end.
And because there is no official

vote. proposals are sometimes
approved simply when nobody
voices an objection.
So the "lag time ploy" had
been offered, and was being dis-
cussed by some as a done deal
until Mr. Crews spoke up.
"Put it back in the budget if
you're going to order them."
Commissioner Julie Combs,
said, somewhat sheepishly, "I
think that's what Terry Brown
would like us to do."
Mr. Brown. who wIas not
present, is the county attorney.
Also at the \workshop were
Supervisor of Elections Nita
Crawford, road Superinten.dent
Robert Fletcher, and Extension
Agent Mike Sweat, who showed
up to answer questions about
their budget requests.
Mr. Fletcher made his case
for new equipment. including a-,
dump truck (565.000), an exca-
vator ($45.000 down payment).
a pick-up truck ($24,000) and
inmate van ($24.000). plus"
$165,000 for various pieces of
equipment to do "dirt road sta-
He also is seeking $30.000
for an addition to be built onto
the road department's facility.
NMs. Cra\wford is seeking gen-
erators to keep her office and
precinct locations running in
case electricity goes out. She
requested a large capacity one
to keep the air conditioning
running in part due to the main-
frame computer housed there.
Smaller generators at the
polls could be used throughout
the year by other departments.
Commission Chairman Alex
Robinson said he, Mr. Cone and
(Page 2 please)

Macclenny man dies as car hits

stalled truck on Fuller Warren
A Macclenny man who recently enrolled in a police academy with
a goal of becoming a Baker County deputy lost his life when his north-
bound vehicle slammed into the rear of a disabled tractor-trailer on the
Fuller Warren Bridge Sunday evening.
Robert K. (Bobby) Balkcom died early the next morning at Shands
Jacksonville, according to the Florida Highway
Patrol. He was 36.
A passenger in his 2006 Nissan 350ZX,
Shelly Moore, 26, also of Macclenny, escaped
serious injury.
Neither Mr. Balkcom nor Ms. Moore, his'
'girlfriend, were wearing seat belts, according
to Trooper R.L. Roberts.
The driver of the semi, Derrick R. Elloitt, 42,
of Daytona Beach, was not injured. He told po-
lice his rig lost power as it ascended the bridge
grade northbound, and FHP says the cause of:
the malfunction is not known.
Mr. Balkcom The victim was said to be returning to Bak-
er County from the San Marco area, and ap-
parently did -not see the stopped truck.
Mr. Balkcom was enrolled in the police academy at St. Johns Com-
munity College' and had recently completed training as an emergency
medical technician, according to his mother, Janet Boggs of Macclen-
He had been employed as a pipe fitter and welder in the Jackson-
ville area for about 13 years.
The funeral service for Mr. Balkcom will be held in Macclenny on

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SA Macclenny man \\as ,ar- In another reckless driving., ing fast through the residential
rested Augustl 13 for reckless case, Joy Nevels, 59, of Jack- area near Fred Harvey Road and
driving after police responded to sonville was arrested August CR127.
a report of a drunk driver in the 8 after driving her dump truck When he caught up to her,
parking lot of S&S Food Store erratically on CR127 at a high she said, "You are blind. You
on south Sixth Street, rate of speed, then making an need some glasses. I was driv-
Robert .Fisette,. 21, also was obscene gesture to Sheriff Joey ingjust fine."
cited for not wearing a seat belt Dobson as she drove by him. She was arrested and taken to
and for an illegal windshield. The sheriff .had responded to jail.
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hner car wnen ne wneeled into
the. parking lot.
At that point, he came out
of the store, got into his truck,
backed out rapidly without re-
gard to people in around him,
shouted at a person standing
nearby, then squealed his tires
as he took off at a high rate. of
The officer caught up to him
in the Winn-Dixie parking lot.
Mr. Fisette, who smelled of
alcohol, said he'd had four beers
and had gone to the store to get
He said he just wanted to
go home, and told the officer it
wasn't fair that he stopped him
because his baby had recently
Mr. Fisette continued to ar-
gue with the officer and refused
to explain why he was driving
recklessly, so he was arrested.

(From Page 1)
.Ms. Crawford will get together
to determine what is needed and
the best price.
Mr. Sweat, clothed in a tropi-
cal-style, short-sleeved shirt,
wanted the commission to raise
the salary for a %acai.' home
economics and 4-H position. His.
reasoning was that the employ-
ment market is such that quali-
fied candidates would not take
the job at its cunent pay scale.
He also lobbied for funding to.
bring an environmental horticul-
turist to Baker County. The po-.
sition has not been approved by
the state, which pays 60 percent
of the salary, but Mr. 'Sweat said.
the county could send a message
that it supports ]aii ing the posi-
tion by allocating about $13,000
for its share of the salary.
Mr. Robinson suggested a let-

ter from the county manager to
state officials encouraging them
to create the position.
After .agreeing to lower the
tax rate by half a mill at their Au-
gust 8 workshop, commission-
ers cut little spending at either
that workshop or Monday's..
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contingency fund to make up


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Ignoring epidemic of overweight

children in US is the height of folly

Two recent articles in The
Press have addressed the alarm-
ing trend of over eight children
in this country.
In the past week, even more
bleak news on this topic ap-
peared. This
time it's about
our babies. T H E
According .Ls
to a recent re-
port in USA PO
Today. more
women are go- KELLEY
ing into preg- KELLEY I
nancy over-
%%eight to begin with. Many are
gain in excssive weight during
theAl pregnancies.
nancy greatly increases the oc-
currence of gestational diabetes,
which has been shown to result
in the birth of a heavier baby.
, The article states that the
journal Obesity reported the
percentage of babies under six
months who were overweight
or on the brink of becoming so.
increased from 10.4 percent in
1980 to 17 percent in 2001.
Lead researcher Matthew
Gillman of Harvard Medical
School contends the percent-;
age of heavy toddlers and pre-
schoolers has also been increas-
ing substantially. The prevalence
of overweight is rising in our
very youngest children.
Numerous studies also con-
clude that overweight children
tend to' become overweight
adults susceptible to a lifetime
of health problems such as high'
blood pressure, heart disease,
gallbladder disease, stroke, dia-
betes and certain types of can-
Babies stop eating when they
are satisfied, but parents have
developed the habit of urging
too much food on their infants
and children. Parents also use
food as a comfort mechanism
and as a reward, both bad ideas,
the article states.
Those statistics are alarming.
I am no scientist, health expert
or nutritionist. I am, however, a
person who spends a lot of time
observing those around me and I
see the evidence myself, nearly
The majority of our children
are being raised on fast and con-
venience food. I know of chil-
dren who have no concept of
vegetables at all and don't even
recognize them as something to
More and more, I see parents
feeding small children who are
hardly old enough to ,sit up by
themselves in a highchair but
old enough for solid food a
steady diet of french fries and
fried chicken nuggets.
It's distressing to see people
fill a baby bottle with soda or
sweet tea to quiet a fussy infant.
Our standard American diet
is top heavy with processed and



convenience food. These are
high in simple carbohydrates,
low in beneficial fiber, loaded
with sugar and trans fatty acids,
loaded with coloring agents and
preservatives, high in calories
and low in
essential vi-
BACT tamins and
Lj CiL nutrients.
S Let's look
(C H at a typical
ANNIGAN food. Those
ANNIGAN wonderful
tasting, in-
nocent looking pastries on the
Ses 9 m p~ res
are nutrition minefelds. They
are filled with artificial flavor
enhancers, white sugar, white
processed flour that contains al-
most no nutritional value at all,'
heart-damaging trans fat, color-
ing agents and preservatives to
extend shelf life for months and
months. v
The human body did not
evolve to process any of these
foreign substances. It's literally
like giving yourself a dose of
poison. And the insidious thing
is ,that the damage accumulates
slowly over time, so the danger
doesn't seem real.
It's no wonder so much of
our population is experiencing
obesity and the pattern seems in
place to almost guarantee that
outcome for our children even
before they reach adulthood.
Life is different now than for
our grandparents. They stayed
close to home, grew and cooked
their own food and ate from the
land. People just didn't die from
heart disease and diabetes at the
rate they do now. They certainly
did become overweight some-
times, but usually in their later
years when they had slowed
down considerably.
America is a time-conscious,
mobile society that stays on the
road and eats at drive-throughs
or snacks on junk food in front
of the TV.
Women have to work and
have little time to cook balanced
meals. Even if parents desire to,
they must make extra effort to
obtain wholesome ingredients
for the nutritious diet necessary

for optimum health.
It's a problem that bears some
close evaluation and doesn't
have simple, easy solutions. To
look the other way and retreat
into denial would be grave folly.
Surely, setting our children on
the road, even unwittingly, to-
ward obesity and failed health,
is not the legacy most parents
desire to leave behind.
And that's food for thought.


state hospital
Dear Editor:
I would like to discuss a
couple of simple things like
common courtesy and common
My husband and I live' off
of CR125 south and come into
town on SR121 north. As far as I
know, the speed limit is 60 mph.
At the very least, it's 55 mph.
There are no signs to reduce
speed until well past NEFSH
going north. Semi-trucks com-
ing north, as well as regular
Invariably there will be some-
one pulling out of NEFSH turn-
ing north in front of everybody.
That's not so bad if they try
to match the speed of the traf-
fic they are entering. But most
of these people either can't, or
won't, speed up.
People, if you have a vehicle
that is not in the best of shape or
you are just not in a hurry, wait!
Two or even five more seconds
will not kill you, but it might
save your life.
Only by the grace of God has
there not been an accident by
now. If the city or county pow-
ers-that-be think it will help,
put a traffic light at NEFSH, or
reduce speed south of the hos-
pital. Please! There needs to be
a solution before there is an ac-'
cident or road rage occurs.
The county is growing too
fast to continue with the same
old habits.
Anita Rowe
Glen St. Mary

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Mr. Raulerson's death

brings 'personal touch'

political era to a close

" ,Most Baker County residents
who moved here the last two de-
cades, or who are under the age of
35, took little note this week as an
era quietly faded into the past.
The death over the weekend
of T.J. Raulerson of Macclenny,
longtime tax collector and politi-
cian extraordinaire, signaled the
close of the era when Baker
County office holders maintained
a tangible, everyday connection
to the citizens who put them in
Mr. Raulerson and his con-
temporaries held office during
the time when it wasnothing to
attend three funerals a week, to sit
up with families during the ardu-
ous hours of serious illness and
often before death, to lend money
to cash-strapped farmers.
These politicians courthouse
officers, county commissioners
and, to a lesser extent, school
board members presided over a
mostly rural constituency where
they knew nearly everyone by a
first name.
If they didn't immediately know
yourname, they knew your family
and your lineage.' Mr. Raulerson
was himself a 'walking encyclo-
pedia of who belonged to w horn,
how they got started. the location
of a homestead "here they were
born, etc.
When I located here 35 years
ago. T.J. RaulersatItjd Joe tIob-
son. clerk of the,, at father
of the present day sherif were
the two major courthouse horses.
They'd both been in office mul-
tiple terms and their system was
simple: service to the people who
elected you.
The difficulty was in the de-
That meant doing favors for
people. and as anm incumbent well
knows, one best be cautious about
how they are dispensed. Someone
was always in the wings waiting
to knock you off if embarrassing
or illegal activity surfaced.
And the public, well. the pub-
lic always appreciates favors that
benefit you or me, but not neces-
sarily favors done for someone
we don't like.
A tricky business.
What Mr. Raulerson brought to
the game was an uncanny knack
for reading people an invaluable
asset in many walks of life, but in-
dispensable in politics.
If he had something he wanted
you to know, he'd use that time-
honored technique of clasping
a hand around your arm, or on
your hand, moving his face close
into your space and speaking in a
subdued, almost clandestine tone.
Even if no one else was around.
T.J. was telling you something
he thought was important, a bit of
gossip or his opinion, and only to
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It was a technique that worked,
as did his style of making people
feel comfortable and at ease with
He also had a gruff side, as do
we all.
In the early 1970s, annual state
audits criticized the time-honored
practice in Baker County of hir-
ing one's wife to fill a key role in
a political office.
Mr. Raulerson did it, Mr. Dob-
son did it, Sheriff Paul Thrift did
it, as did others before them.
By that time it was forbidden
by the new constitution, except
for office holders grandfathered
in, as the local ones were. None-
theless, the state took a dim view
of the practice.
T.J, didn't so much like that
audit comment getting into the
newspaper, and let me know it in
blunt, 'somewhat profane terms.
"You're messini' with my poli-
tics. boy." he growled, throwing
in a fe%\ comments about "outsid-
ers" pblluting the atmosphere in
Baker County,. particularly long-
haired newspaper reporters whose
lineage was a big unknown.
When the audit came around
the next year, it was once more
reported but T.J. never brought it
up again in my presence. The next
three decades, we got along pretty
Most eras don't end with a
loud "thump" and this one is no
exception. Many of Baker Coun-
ty's older citizens who lived here
most of their life have been aware
of the transition for some time, as
\\as MNr. Raulerson.
After he left the Macclenny
Commission at the end of a de-
cade-long tenure, T. J. resigned
himself to the fact that he just
wasn't going to know everyone
he saw on the street.
He made a tidy sum in the land
, business that benefitted from the
area's growth, and in his final
years he saw better, than most
what was going to happen here.
If he had to time his death,
now was as good a time as any.
He slipped away with the Baker
County he knew all his life, and
in many ways mastered, and his
name will be remembered here
for the era when personal rela-
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday August 17, 2006 Page 4

Church caught in dispute between

Olustee man, county code board

The Baker County Code En- to remove the unsightly vehicles CR 229 south of Sanderson
torcement Board ruled ion six have gone unacknowledged. cited for excess refuse. He
Biases found to be in violation of According to the ladies, he also found to be in compliance
aaker County Land Develop- denies that the church actually Aug, 10.
nent Regulations at its meeting owns the property in question. Michael Rayburn of 5
August 14. They also claim the aban- CR 238 in Macclenny was
Building and Zoning Officer doned vehicles impede other for a fence in need of repair
Bob Hathcox stood in during cars from entering and exiting was found to be in compli,
hhe meeting in the capacity of the church property, make mail as of Aug. 4.
acting code enforcement officer delivery difficult and are a haven
nd will continue until i a new for rattlesnakes, posing a danger
replacement is found for Glen. to children who walk in the area L ousand
Fatten, who resigned recently to to catch the school bus.
ake another position. "You wouldn't believe all the o t in ai
In a case that took up the larg- snakes, big snakes, we kill that L1o bL 111 Lr
est block of time in the hour- live out under those cars. It's
j ong monthly meeting, the CEB a danger to the .children of the t g1i
)ave an Olustee area church one community," declared Ms. Mor- l L
month to negotiate removal of gan.
unk vehicles from its property. The board agreed to suspend Rear doors were used toI
The county determined sev- the 30 day compliance rule and entry to two Baker Countyo
eral months ago the vehicles penalty phase, of the citation, dences earlier this month du
belonging to Vein Arline are which should allow the church burglaries that resulted in t
bnproperty belonging to The time to again contact Mr. Arline sands of dollars in stolen p
Church Sanctified and Holiness about voluntary removal of the erty.
of God off Derek Arline Road. cars, and explore other options Both of the breaking
Mr. Arline, who was not pres- of legal action if necessary. reported to the sheriff's dep
;nt August 14 but has two orders The board was also in agree- ment on August 9, but there
)f enforcement on his property, ment that Mr. Hathcox work in indication the\ are related.
contendss the junk yard with over conjunction \ ith the church over Phillip Ruise was away
.00 vehicles is an auto parts the next 30 days to again contact work ,\hen his residence on
business, and twice has refused Mr. Arline and explore legal op- tie Brown Lane near Sande
o clear them from the property. tions to resolve the problem. If was entered and a safe contain
The code board has twice no resolution is found within $4350 in currency w\as taker
tned him and placed liens on that time. the church is required The safe \\as hidden u
Ihe 'property, thus preventing to present a plan of action at the folded clothing and between
Mr. Arline from selling or trans- next code enforcement meeting dressers, the victim told poli>
erring it. Sept. 11. coin collection inside was va
Two members of the church, The board also intends to pe- at $2000, and the remainder
Vrdell Morgan and Martha tition the county commission for of various denominations.
Wilco~, appeared before the an ordinance to allow clean-up Two guns valued at $950
1oard on behalf of the church to of code violations when own- jewelry worth $5000 were
contest the citation. ers are uncooperative or non-re- ported taken from the homr
Former code officer Mr.. Pat- sponsive to violation notices. Jillian and Ronald Long on
ten had previously produced The board voted to fine Wil- 121 South near Macclenny.
documentation from the. prop- liam Hoffman $75 initially plus The burglary also occi
erty appraiser's office identify- $10 a day for up to 180 days for during daylight, and police fi
ing the tract \\here Mr. Arline's failure to clean up excess refuse several latent fingerprints in,
abandoned cars are. located as on his property in Sportsman's Neighbor Charlie Denn
belonging to the church. Park off CR 250 in the north 41, was arrested August 1(
Until the citation, the rep- county. entering the residence of
resentatihes of the church said Mr. Hoffman has ten days gelan Glaze.
they were unaware the cars were from the meeting date to come Eric Callison, who live
on their property, but now agree into compliance and avoid the the same address, told police
they should be removed. fines. spotted the suspect leaving'
Ns, Morgan testified that the Other cases before the' board rear door when he returned
deed to the property\ does not in- \ ere as follows: afternoon.
dictate the inclusion of property M'ark Collingwood of 2109 Mr. Denmark ran' int
form~erh thought to belong to CR 229 in Glen St. Mary was wooded area off Dolphin St.
Mr. Arline. cited for abandoned vehicles Sanderson, and Mr. Callison
In learning the property ac-. 'and excessive refuse. His prop- er determined a DVD played
tually did. belong to the church,, ertycame into compliance as of discs were missing, all value
,Ms. Morgan queried, "Why Aug..10. $220.
should we be fined $250 for John Kennedy, who rents Ms. Glaze had left the
someone else's violation? Ours property at the comer of Lisa dence earlier to stay with a fr
is a small church. We don't have Drive in Glen St. Mary, was because of unspecified past
that kind of extra money.'? cited for excess dogs. He was dents involving the suspect.
Ms. Morgan and Ms. -ilcox found to be in compliance as of
claim that repeated requests 'to Aug. 8.
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A Sanderson man was arrest- Numerous bystanders told Shands Jacksonville by a rescue
ed August 11 for aggravated as- Deputy Brad Dougherty they unit.
sault after he became angry over didn't see what happened, but Deputy Dougherty found one
what his estranged wife was saw Mr. Osteen walking to the of the victim's cowboy boots near
wearing, and threatened to kill store from Mac's Liquors at Mac's. There were large amounts
her and other family members. about 2:30 am. of blood on the ground, the wall
William Davis, 36, also Rescue personnel called for of the bar, and a telephone pole.
trashedhis home and furniture an air trauma unit but bad weath- The bar was closed at the time
and fired several gunshots after er prevented the helicopter from that bystanders had called po-
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Mr. Davis left when Ms. Da-
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of which came about 4:30 am. 6:0Op.m.
He said he was going to "take .1
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the windows. He also saw that
all the couches had been slashed
with a knife and all appliances <
and ftiurniture destroyed.
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Man buys recorder to tape

wife's drunken behavior


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Bragged about animal theft;

then arrested following day

A Macclenny man and his ju-
venile age neighbor have been
charged with breaking into a
shed and cages at Bennett's Feed
Store during the night August 9
and stealing animals and feed.
Sheriff's investigator David
Morgan said one of the suspects,
a 15-year-old Baker High stu-
dent. \\as overheard bragging on
campus the follow ing da\ about
stealing animals from the store
on LUS 90 west of Macclenny,
and from the Macclenny Park
duck pond.
The youth was questioned the
next day and implicated Kevin
Wilkerson, 29, who lives nearby
on Clayhole Trail.
Investigator Morgan also found
evidence the animals were trans-
ported in the trunk of Mr. Wilk-
erson's vehicle.
",The pair is charged with steal-
ing four turkeys, two goats, two
peacocks, a goose, trash cans and
feed. One of the turkeys and one
peacock died, and the remain-
ing animals were returned to the
"The two are charged with bur-
glary and grand theft, and Mr.
Wilkerson with contributing to
the delinquency of a minor.
In another store theft, this one
a shoplifting case, Travis John-
ston, 18, of St. George, Ga. is
charged with stuffing $132 worth
of merchandise in his pockets
before he attempted to leave the
CVS store in Macclenny.
The store manager called

police the morning of August 8
after observing the youth remov-
ing price tags from the items and
stowing them in his pants.
Mr. Johnston, who was with
his grandmother at the time, pro-
duced eight pairs of sunglasses,
body spray and cologne when
confronted by manager Daniel
He signed an admnisiion state-
ment but was not taken to jail be-
cause of a medical condition.

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A Macclenny woman who
said she'd been drinking shots of
gin all day was arrested August
11 after she refused a deputy's
orders to calm down.
In addition to resisting an
officer without violence, Tina
Highsmith, 31, also was charged
with assault.
She told Deputy Brad Dough-
erty that her .husband, Russell
Highsmith, had pushed her in
the face during an argument at,
their home on Jule Road.
As she was telling her story,
Mr. Highsmith arrived after
having gone to the store to buy
a voice recorder.
He told the officer he wanted
to tape his wife so that she could
hear what she's like when she's
He had the recorder hidden in
his pants pocket.
Ms. Highsmith, who was
slurring her words and swaying
back and forth, said she had to
get drunk every day because she
has pain in her back.
Mr. Highsmith told the depu-
ty that the two had been arguing
when she came after him and he
pushed her away.
As he was giving his side of,
the story, his wife was standing
nearb\ screaming and cursing,
saying, "It won't be over until I
kill you, obscenityt i."
When Deputy Dougtiert in-
formed Ms. Highsmith was the
aggressor in this case, she began
to yell and curse at him.
When she refused to calm
down, he arrested her. ,
In another case of resisting
without violence, a Live Oak
man cursing loudly and pulling
on a tarp attached to a trailer
outside the Travelodge August
13 was arrested for loitering and
other charges after he refused to
tell a deputy whether the trailer
belonged to him.
Mitchell Haines, 45, also was
*charged with disorderly intoxi-
cation and resisting an officer
without violence.
Deputy William Hilliard ar-
rive at the motel near 2:00 am in,
response to a complaint that an
unidentified man was knocking
on a guest's door.
The officer asked three times
if the trailer was his, but Mr.
Haines, who smelled of alco-
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He then made an obscene
gesture and walked away.
Deputy Hilliard twice told
him to' stop. The second time
Mr. Haines spun around aggres-
sively, prompting the officer to
pull out pepper spray.
"Don't spray me man," he
As the deputy tried to hand-
cuff him, Mr. Haines pulled
away but was eventually re-
strained and taken to jail.

Arrested up on

returning to

scene of crime
Call it a case of bad timing
as a Macclenny man who was a
suspect in a forgery case returned
to the scene of the crime while a
deputy sheriff was questioning
the victim.
Bano Ali summoned police on
August 7 when he learned a $750(
check cashed two weeks earlier
at his Macclenny Amoco store
was forged, and he identified the
person who did it as 41-year-old
Darryl Manning.
The suspect himself showed
up at the store while Mr. Ali
spoke with Deputy William Hill-
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victimm back.
He was arrested following
questioning and the investigator
also interviewed Joyce Truluck
of Mac's Liquors, who said Mr.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday August 17, 2006 Page 6

Wife's actions rubbed

him the wr
Police filed a charge of bat-
tery against a Glen St. Mary man
August 12 after he jerked his
wife around by the hair when he
became jealous that she rubbed
medicine on the back of, one of
his co-workers.
Police were unable to. imme-
diately locate Jody McDowell,
Deputy Brad Dougherty not-
ed that April McDowell's hair
was falling out where it had
been pulled.
She said her husband threw
her around several times,
but was unsure whether he'd
punched her.
In .another domestic violence.
case, Chad Mallory, 27, of Mac-
clenny was arrested for beating
his girlfriend August 12.
Police found him lying in bed
biting himself.
His girlfriend, Joannie John-
son, said they were arguing
when he pimied her to the bed,
and began to punch her in the
Her eight-year-old daughter
heard the altercation. N\ent into
the bedroom and saw MIr. Mal-
lory hitting her mother.
-Deputy Sgt. Michael Crews
noted that Ms. Johnson was vis-
ibly upset and crying, and had
red marks on her face. "
He then found Mr. Mallory in
the bed biting himself on the left
He denied hitting her, lut was
taken to jail, despite MsW John-
son saying she didn't ,want him
arrested or prosecuted.
In a third case, accusations
of cheating triggered a fight be-
tween a Sanderson couple Au-

Awards given

in honor of

military service
Betty. Griffis of Glen St. Mary
recently accepted two NMilitary
Cross A irds in inemory of her
father, the late CWO2 Sydney P.
Andre% s.
The awards were presented by
the United Daughters of the Con-
fedetacy's chapter in Petersburg.
Va. The crosses commemorate
Mr. Andrews' heroic service dur-
ing World War II and the Korean
War. Among the many medals he
received were a Purple Heart and
Bronze Star.
The UDC also recognized the
fact that Mr. Andrews' grandfa-
ther Da\ id T. Andre% s served in
the Confederacy in a heavy artil-
lery unit 1861-65.
Sydney Andrews is the grand-
father of Laura Raulerson, Wanda
Parker and Julie Hines, all current
residents of Baker County.

Car wash Saturday
Girl Scout Troops 859 and 929
are having a car wash this coming
Saturday, August 19 from 7:30
am-noon in front of the Macclen-
ny Wal-Mart.

Glen presents new budget

Glen St. Mary officials will
on w ay dip into the town's ample re-
/ serves to balance their proposed
budget for 2006-07.
gust 9, and each had domestic The plan calls for $272,710
violence charges filed against in spending, but just $219,128
'them. in revenue.
Shelly Shumate, 27, said she Spending under the cur-
confronted her boyfriend Curtis rent year budget, as amended,
Myers, 43, around 9:30 pm, say- is $392,092, which included
ing she'd caught him cheating $70,000 related to utilities
on her earlier in the day. construction and payment of
She told Deputy John Hardin connection fees to the City of
that Mr. Myers threw her to the Macclenny, which leases sewer
ground, then went back inside space to Glen.
their home on Ivory Williams As part of the proposed bud-
Road, prompting her to throw get, a maintenance yard will be
an exercise weight through the built on town-owned property
front window., behind the post office on US
She had several bruises that 90. The cost: is anticipated to be
appeared to be a few days old. $25,000.
She denied drinking although The town will make its first
she smelled of alcohol. payment $57,000 on its utili-
Mr. Myers denied throwing'
her down, and said she'd been
drinking and taking drugs all
He said she came to the house
and immediately attacked him, .:*;. '-..
punching him several times in
the back and the back of his
He had a torn shirt and an old '
Ms. Shumate left to sta\ with .
friends to calm the situation." "
so Deputy Hardin filed charges
with the state attorney, which h
will make a decision on w whether -' .
to prosecute.

WW I vets' need to Someone who cares

ppl before Oct 2 ANDE
World War II veterans in
Baker County and surrounding County Com n
areas who have not yet recei\ ed .
a certificate of Special C ongres- o" ,. .. i_, o.,, ci: -, E a,
sional Recognition should apple\
for one before October 2.
The certificates % %ill be a%% ard- C O U N T R
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previous years. They are hosted
by Congressman Ander Cren- Coming October 14. 2006
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cent years.

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Aging, the Emily Taber Library
and the Chamber of Commerce.
At the town council's meeting
Tuesday night, officials turned
down a plea for more money
by Comprehensive Community
Services, which was asking for
$3000, double the amount it
received in the current budget
The approximately $53,000
needed to balance the budget
will come from a reserve fund
of nearly $500,000.
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for County Commissioner District 2

.ZGrowth How will we manage it? ASK JASON!

0 Jobs Clean industry Where will it all come from?


Z Schools New schools How can we afford them?


Change is coming to Baker County and Baker County needs a man
with a plan for dealing with the challenges
Shoo N ew s INh o HA I N AI T II

Sands Trucking &

Land Development


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday August 17, 2006 Page 7

Press Staff

The late Gerald Daus, once a reside
Macclenny Nursing and Rehab, was
ored during a special dedication cerer
August 14, 2006, held at the pond or
grounds of the facility.
Under a spreading oak tree near the
pond, Ctiy Manager Gerald Dopson
declared the site officially the Daus
Family, friends and residents were
present. Cheryl Lunn, Geneva Rho-
den and Jo-Ann Huk from the Wom-
an's Club of Macclenny of which Mrs.
Daus is a former member were also in
attendance to show their support.
During his brief stay at Macclenny
Rehab, the pond came to hold special
significance for Mr. Daus and Pat, his
wife of 19 years. The Daus's were na-
tives of Long Island, New York, and
relocated to Macclenny five years ago
to be near their daughter.
They visited the pond almost every
day and Mr. Daus, a great animal lover,
took tremendous pleasure in feeding
and watching the playful ducks, the
goose and turtles that live there:
Mrs. Daus cannot say enough good tl

Kiwanis Club
"The key is to be prepared,
even down to the individual lev-
el," said Rick Clark, the director
of Baker County's Department
of Emergency Services during a,
speech about hurricane prepared-
ness to the new ly formed Baker
County Kiwanis weekly meeting
on August 10.
After Hurricane Andre". Bak-
er along with other counties in
Florida opened emergency oper-
ation centers to help counties be
more prepared for hurricanes and
other disasters.
The county's emergence ser-
vices department works in coop-
eration with the road dep:ui.ment.
the sheriff, .fire and rescue, the
school system and other agen-
The counties of Northeast Flor-
ida regularly meet to coordinate
"Counties should expect to be
on their own for up to 72 hours.
The state and county are trying,
to shorten this time period," said
Mr. Clark. Our people are pretty
good about getting along for a
while on their own, but expect
services when they are needed."
The department has prepared
the booklet A Guide to Hurricane
Preparedness that contains con-
tact information, suggestions on
how to be prepared, what to do
if a storm approaches, what,to do
if you are allowed to stay home
or if you must evacuate, how, to
protect your pets, what to do after
the storm, and other information.
There is even a suggested grocery
Mr. Clark answered questions
about the shelters in the county.
Fraser Hospital is a special needs
shelter. Others are operated under
the Baker County School Board
and Red Cross.
Only one of the shelters on
school property actually meets
Red Cross standards. There is
no pet friendly-shelter, although
there may be a mandate from
the state requiring one in the near
future. The county is looking at
possible sites.
Kiwanis of Baker County
meets weekly at noon on Thurs-
day at the community meeting
room of the Baker County Health
Bobby Johns, newly hired head
coach of the Baker County Wild-
cat football team, is scheduled to
speak at the August 17 meeting.

GOP meeting
The regular monthly meeting
of the Baker County Republican
Party will begin at 7:00 pm on
Thursday, August 24 at the Re-
publican headquarters, 24 South
College St. in Macclenny.
All local Republicans are in-
vited to attend. The meeting will
be followed by a social hour and
time to chat with local candi-
dates. For more information, call
Jolene Marshall at 259-9672.

;nt at
n the

about Macclenny Nursing and Rehab.
"This place was a blessing for him and
for me," she declared. "My husband became
disabled due to complications following
heart surgery in 2005. He was in a coma at
one point. I was so discouraged with the care
he had received previously that his being at

After her husband's death on April 14th,
2005, Mrs. Daus brought roses, to the pond
and placed them one by one in the water.
They formed a long floral "chain" as they
floated away from the shore, a sight she will
never forget.
Since that time she has visited the pond

nearly every day and always brings
S something special for Percy the duck
*-.: and Geraldine the goose to eat..
.. "My husband loved the pond," said
S~M : rs. Daus. "The first time I was able to
S. get him out here, he grabbed the fence
..... .'.,... .' v:, and pulled himself up from the wheel
:. chair. He could hear the frogs and he
started to call and they called back. Back
and forth they went fortlhe longest time,
she said, laughing."
S.. Mrs. Daus sa) s the staff at Macclen-
S. y Rehab and the a ailability of on-site
hospice care made it possible for her
.. ,: husband, who eventually went on at res-
pirator, to die with the dignity a person
J2 .deserves.
~ 'T "I can't ever really express m nappre-
..... i..I :' 11 ciation for the'staff here and %what this
Flaiik I: i L ..n ,I .r/i.T ,,,;itI.'.,/itLd (i,/'' U .Nia. /c' DA.7i A 7 ri lS,.-ii means to me," said M rs. Daus. "Gerald
Oskar Daus, Pa, Dan i far left, bows in prayer. PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN would have loved the fact that the pond
has been dedicated to him. He loved ani-
Macclenny Rehab was an incredible relief mals and being outside. I know I can always
things for both of us: He was happy here." find his spirit here at Daus Pond."




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Cemetery Meeting

Cedar Creek Cemetery

Saturday, August 26

S, 10:00 AM

"',. > '.' Election of Officers
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County Commissioner District 2

Served as Chairman of the Small County Coalition 3 consecutive

Currently serves as Baker County's designated representative to the
Small County Coalition.

Currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Small County
Coalition and represents the Northeast Region.

Currently serves on the FACT (Florida Association of Counties Trust)
Board, our liability insurance carrier.

Served on New River Waste Board for 10 years.

Worked with the D.O.T and Game and Fish Commission to convert
the holding pond on US 90 to the little St. Mary's Riverso serio W

itiens co, uld en i
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Pond dedicated in honor o animal lover

of each is as follows:

Lois L. Bridges 50%
LaSondra L. Bridges Smythe 50%
Lois L. Bridges
LaSondra L. Bridges Smythe
Sworn to and subscribed before me this
11th day of August, 2006.

Al Fraser
Clerk of Court
Baker County, Florida
By: Bonnie M. Palleshi
As Deputy Clerk

& -
CASE NO. 02-2005-CC-48
SUMMATYME, LLC, as assignee
of UMLIC VP, LLC, as assignee of
Goidome Credit Corporation, as
assignee of Chase Mannattan Bank,
successor by merger to Chemical
Bank, as Trustee for GCC Home
Equity Trust 1990-1, as assignee
of Goldome Credit Corporation, as
assignee of Universal Builders, S.E.,
MAGGIE STEWART; Unknown Heirs,
Devisees, Grantees, Assignees,
Uenors, Creditors, Trustees or other
claimants of Carl Stewart, deceased;
Baker County Florida; Wachovia Bank,
N A I/k/a SouthTrust Bank t/k/a
SSoutrTrust 'Bank of Florida, National
Association, tlk.a Citizens Bank of
Macclenny; CitiFinancial, Inc., f/k/a
Commercial Credit Corporation.
Wells Fargo Financial Fionida. Inc ,
fik'a Norwest Financial Florida Inc.;
Julia Perkins, Julia Hayes a/K/a
Julia Stewart and Jonn/Jane Doe
Fictitious names representing
tenants in possession.
Notice is given that pursuant to 'a Final -
Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated
July 11 2006 entered in Case 02-2005-CC-
48 ol ine Circuit Court of the Judicial Circuit
in and for Baker County Florida,.in which
Summatyme. LLC, is the Plaintiff and Mag-
gie Stewart et al, are Ihe Defendants, I will
sell to the highest ana best bidder at the front
door ol the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E.
Macclenny Avenue, 32063. at 11 00 a m. on
tne 22nd day of August 2006. the following
described property as set orth in said Final
Summary Judgment otf Foreclosure:
A part of Government Lot 19. Section
36, Township 2 South, Range 20 East,
Baker County. Florida, more particular-
ly described as follows: Commence at
the Southwesterly corner of said Lot 19:
thence North 00 degrees 27'17" West,
along the westerly line of said Govern-
ment Lot 19. 330 feet; thence North 87
degrees 52'57" East, 322.67 feet to the
point of beginning; thence South 00 de-
grees 27'17" East 25 feet, thence North 87
'degrees 52'57" East 161.33 feet; thence
North 00 degrees 27'17" West 210.43 feet;
thence South 87 degrees 52'57" West
161.33 feet; thence South 00 degrees
27'17" East, 185.43 feet to the point of be-
ginning. Except part in Officials Records
Volume 170 page 126.
Except part in Official Records Volume
170 pager 126 described as follows.
A part of Government Lot 19 Section
36 Township 2 South Range 20 East Bak-
er County Florida and being more particu-
larly described as follow:
Commence al the Soumiwesteily corner
of said Lot'19: Thence North 00 degrees 27'
minutes 17 seconds West along the Westerly
line of said Lot 19 330 feet. Thence North 87
degrees 52 minutes 57 seconds East 322.67
feet; Thence North 00 degrees 27 minutes
17 seconds West 80.22 feet to the Point of
Beginning; Thence North 87 degrees 52 min-
utes 57 seconds East 161.33 feet: Thence
North 00 degrees 27 minutes 17 seconds
West 105 21 ifeeti, Thence Souin 87 degrees
52 minutes 57 seconds West 161 33 feet;
thence Souin 00 degrees 27 minutes 17
seconds East 105.21 feet to the Point of Be-
ginning and being' in area 0.38 acres more
or less.
Together with rights of ingress, egress,
drainage and utilities.
Less and except any road right of way.
Dated this 7th day of June, 2006.
Al Fraser
Clerk of the Court
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk
Ronald B. Cohn, Esq.
Arnstein & Lehr LLP
1110 North Florida Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33602
(813) 254-1400
Attorneys for Plaintiff

CASE NQ.: 02-2006-SC-0171


YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a complaint
for Money Damages has been filed against
you and you are required to serve ad copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on Frank E.
Maloney, Jr., P.A., Attorney, whose address
is 445 East Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, FL
32063; 904-259-3155, within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of the notice and on
or before the 5th day of September, 2006,.
and to file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Frank E. Malo-
ney, Jr., P.A., attorney or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the Complaint
or Petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court
on this 31st day of July, 2006.
BY Jamie Crews
Registration of Fictitious Names
We the undersigned, being duly sworn,
do hereby declare under oath that the names
of all persons interested in the business or
profession carried on under the name of L
& L KENNELL, 13760 Lois Lane, Glen St.
Mary, FL 32040 and the extent of the interest

TA. "Al" Fraser
Clerk of Court
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk


DIE MAE BLUE, tIn holder of the following
certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certiicate
number and year of issuance, the description
ol the property and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows
Certificate Number: 04-00168
Year of issuance 2004
Description ot property. 02-3S-20-0000-
0000-0311. Commencing on the South line
ol Section 2 Township 3 South Range 20
East at its intersection with the Wesi right
of way line of State Road No 229. and run
North 12 degrees, 30 minutes West along
said West right 01ol way line, a distance of 695
feet and then run Soulh 89 degrees. 50 m6m-
utes West 200 leet io the Point ot Beginning
ol the parcel ol land herein described run
Inthen Nortn 12 degrees 30 minutes West 110
feet. run then Sount 89 degrees 50 minutes
West 200 feet. run then Souln 12 degrees
30 minutes East 110 feel; and then run North
89 degrees 50 minutes East 200 teeth to the
Point ot Beginning, all in the SE 1,14 o SE 1/4
of Section 2 Townsnip 3 South. Range 20
East, containing 1/2 acre. more or less
All of said property being localed in Baker
County. Florida.
Names ,in which assessed: LINCE
Unless such cenrtiicate or cenificates shall
be redeemed according 1o law, rhe property
described nere-n will be sold to the nighest
bidder at the Iront door ol the Balker County
Courthouse. 339 E Macclenny Ave Mac-
clenny, FL on October 19 2006, at 11.00
am. .
Dated this 71h day ot August. 2006.

" Al Fraser
Clerk of Court
Baker County, Florida
By Bonnie M. Palleshi
As Deputy Clerk


P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicles will be sold at pub-
lic auction September 1, 2006 at 10:00 am,
at Higginbotham's Towing & Recovery, US 90
West, Glen St. Mary, FL. 32040.
J1995 Isuzu SUV
1996 Ford P/U
ID#1 FTEF15Y3TLB06180
2002 Toyota 4 door

The quarterly meeting of the Baker
County Transportation Disadvantaged Local
Coordinating Board will tatie place at 10:00
am, Thursday Augusl 24 2006 at the Baker
County Family Healtn Depanment 480 West
Lowder Street. Macclenny Florida. All in-
terested persons are invited to attend. The
Northeast Florida Regional Council adheres
to the Americans with Disabilities Act and will
make reasonable modifications for access to
this meeung upon request. Request should
be received al least 72 hours in advance of
the meeting in order to allow time to. provide
the requested service. For more information,
contact the Northeast Florida Regional Coun-
cil at 904-279-0880 between the hours of
8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

FILE NO.: 02-2006-CP-028
The administration of the estate of
DWIGHT L. GREEN, deceased, whose date
of death was April 3, 2006, File #02-2006-CP-
028, is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker
County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is Baker County Courthouse,
339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny,
Florida 32063. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file their claim with
the court within the later of 3 months after the
date of the first publication of this notice or 30
days after the date of service of a copy of this
notice on them.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file their claims
with this court within 3 months after the date
of the first publication of this notice.
All claims not so filed with be forever
Notwithstanding the time period set forth,
above, any claim filed 2 years or more after
the decedent's date of death is barred.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is August 17, 2006.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Florida Bar No.: 110207
Beauchamp & Koch, P.A.
19 NE Third Street
P.O. Box 10
Chiefland, FL. 32644
Telephone: 352-493-2525
Personal Representative:
8717 Dupree Road
Macclenny, FL 32063
8/17-24 ,

CASE NO: 02-2006-CA-0107
a Florida corporation,

To: Artura Jacksonand '
Nayoka Cohen
plaint for Money Damages has been filed
against you and you are required to serve a
copy of your Written defenses, if any,
to it on Frank E. Maloney, Jr., P.A., Attorney,
whose address is 445 East Macclenny Av-
enue, Macdenny, Florida 32063; (904)259-
.3155, within thirty (30) days after the first pub-
lication of the notice and on or before the 11 th
day of September, 2006, and to file the original
with the Clerk of this Court,either before ser-
vice on Frank E. Maloney, Jr., P.A., Attorney.
or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relieve de-
mandea in the Complaint or Petition
Witness my hand and seal ol Ir.is Coun on
the 71n day of August. 2006

Kiwanis members hear

from emergency guru


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday August 17, 2006 Page 8

lMigul Cossio,

SNEFSH doctor

Bobby Balkcom

dies in accident
Robert "Bobby" Karry Balk-
tcom, 36, of Macclenny died sud-
'denly on Monday, August 14,
|2006 in an automobile accident in
He was born January 10, 1970
in Jacksonville and lived in Bak-
er County most of his life. He
worked as a pipefitter %%elder for
Local Plumbers and Steam Fitters
Union #234. He was in training
at the St.
Johns River
college in
jhe police
academy ,
c M r .
Balkcom t
loved NAS-
CAR and
participated Bobby Balkcoin
in open-
wheeled modified racing. He
loved water sports, playing golf.
fishing and boating. He was a
family man who loved spending
time with his family. Bobby was a
wonderful father and uncle.
He is survived by his "ife Cin-
dy Kaye Balkcom of Callahan:
father Jimmy Karry Balkeom of
Callahan; mother and step-father
Janet B. and William C. Boggs
of Macclenny: daughter Brittnee
Nichole Balkcom of Macclenny;
brothers Randy Balkcom (Heath-
er) of Albany, Ga. and David Wil-
liam Boggs of Glen St. Mary:
sisters Terri Lee Vegter of Atlanta.
Karen Balkcom Carter of Mac-
clenny and Michelle Liane Balk-
com of Callahan: nieces Kristyn
Leigh Carter. Kimberly Balkcom
and Lauren Balkcom; nephews
Jarred Lee Carter, Kameron Lo-
gan Carter, Brandon Balkcom
and Matthew Balkcom.
A funeral service will be held
at 11:00 am on Friday, August 18.
2006 a( the Christian Feulo ship
Temple with Pastors David and
Timmy Thomas officiating. Inter-
ment will follow in Oak Grove
The family will receive
friends on Thursda), August 17,
2006 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at
the church. V. Todd Ferreira Fu-
neral Sen ices of Macclenny is in
charge of arrangements.

First United
Cr Methodist

93 N. 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
John L. Hay, Jr., Pastor


Dorsey Bennett,

a retired trucker
Dorsey D. Bennett. 68, of
Sanderson died Sunday, August
13 at his residence. He was born
in Taylor and resided in Baker
County all his life. Mr. Bennett
Ywas the son of the late Alex Ben-
nett and Ida Belle Re\\is Bennett.
He was a retired truck driver who
worked many years with Laura-
more Trucking in NMacclenny.
Mr. Bennett is survived by his
children Debbie (Danny) Spark-
man of Glen St. Mary, Scott
(Deloris) Bennett of Lake City,
Michael (Beth) Bennett of Mac-
clenny, Drew (Linda) Bennett of
Atlanta, Stanley (Loretta) Bennett
of Glen, Mark (Wanda) Bennett
of Macclenny and Roger (Lori)
Bennett of Atlanta; sisters Von-
cille Hand of Bowling Green, Ha.
and Lucille Crews of St. George,
Ga.; brothers Ray and Fred Ben-
nett.both ofGainesville: 23 grand-
The funeral service for Mr.
Bennet \Ull be at 11:00 am on
Thursday. August 17 in the cha-
pel of Guerry Funeral Home in
Macclenny with Rev. John W.
Yarbrough officiating. Interment
will be in Taylor Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6:00--
9:00 pm on Wednesday. August

SericeAugust 16

for at.than Byrd
Nathan Gordon Byrd, 73, of
Jacksonville died August 12,
2006 in Gainesville, Fla. He was
born February 4. 1933 in Mayo,
Fla., the son. of Warren Gordon
Byrd and the former Daisy Land.
Mr. Byrd served with the US
.Armnny's 25th Infantry Division
during the Korean War and retired.
from Central Truck Lines. ,
He is survived by Nan Byrd.
his wife of 26 years; daughter
Colete (John) Martin; sons Joey
(Lis.), Byrd and Timothy (An-
gela) Byrd; sisters Floride (Cleo)
Bailey. Nedra (Ellis) Warren and
Dale (Kenny) King; brothers.
Richard (Elizabeth) and Daniel
ByrTd: seven grandchildren and
five great-grandchildren.
The funeral service for Mr.
Byrd was held at the First Baptist
Church of Baldwin at 11:00 am
on Wednesday, August 16 with
Rev. Bobby Hires of Baptist Pur-
ity Church officiating. Interment
with military honors followed at
Riverside Memorial Park in Jack-
Pallbearers were Mark Hulsey,
Michael Kellam, Scott Lamb,
Justin and Jason Byrd, Kenneth
Downs, Robbie and Bobby Col-
lins. Prestwood Funeral Home
of Baldwin was in charge of ar-

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Pastor Rev. Ernie To well

Dr. Miguel A. Cossio, 80, died
in Athens, Ga. on August 6, 2006
while visiting one of his sons. A
native of Havana, Cuba, he came
to the United States with his fam-
ily in 1968, and worked for 20
years at Northeast Florida State
Hospital, where he held a number
of positions including clinical di-
Dr. Cossio and his wife Car-
men, a doctor of pharmacy, re-
tired from the hospital in 1995
and maintained homes in both
Macclenny and Miami. More re-
cently, they lived between Miami
and the homes of their four physi-
cian sons in Georgia. All of their
sons attended local schools and
graduated from Baker County
High School.
Other than his wife, Dr. Cossio
is survived by sons Drs. Miguel
/ and Eduardo Cossio of Madison,
Ga., Dr. Carlos Cossio of Athens,
Ga. and Dr. Roberto Cossio of
Savannah, Ga.; also mine grand-
Dr. Cossio came to this coun-
try with his young family nearly
penniless, fleeing Castro's Cuba,
and he did not live to see his
dream of returning to his beloved
Upon his retirement from
NEFSH, he talked fondly of his
time in the community. and re-
ferred to himself as a "Cuban
Baker County redneck."
The funeral service was held
on August 9 in Miami.

Arthur Lewis

dies August 11
Arthur Eugene (Skeeter) Lew-
is. 50, of Jacksonville diedAugust
Mr. Lewis was born Decem-
ber 31, 1955 in Jacksonville, the
son of Arthur William Lewis and
the former Irma Jean Goodwvyre.
both of whom survive him.
Other survivors include daugh-
ters Stacey, Tracey and Tiffany;
brother Marcus, sister Tina and
five grandchildren. Mr. Lewis
was predeceased by brothers
Glenn and Johnny.
The funeral service for Mr.
Lewis was at 11:00 am on August
15 in the chapel of Preswood Fu-
neral Home in Baldwin with Rev.
Chris Drum of the First Baptist
Church of Baldwin officiating.
Pallbearers were Marcus Lew-
is, Darrell Treadwell, Glen Ow-
ens, Will Turnbull, Kyle Newby,
Eddie Simonton, Ben Smith and
Justin Hager.

Belle Coleman,
89, ofGlen dies
Era Belle Bennett Coleman,
89, of Glen St. Mary died Tues-
day, August 15, 2006 at W. Frank
Wells Nursing Home. Mrs. Cole-
man was born January 18, 1917
in Taylor to the late Hardy and
Carrie Hogan Rhoden.
She was a life-long resident of,
Baker County and a Methodist
who attended Taylor Church. She
was predeceased by husbands
Floyd Bennett and Asa Coleman;
sons Jerrell Eugene Bennett and
Randall Roy Bennett; daughter
Barbara JoAnn Martin and grand-
son Mason Kenzie Bennett.
Mrs. Coleman is survived by
sons Floyd Vernon ( Linda) Ben-
nett and Tommy Paul (Juanelle)
Bennett of Macclenny, Charles
Gregory (Patricia) Bennett, Jef-
fery Dale (Shelley) Bennett and
Joseph Nicholas Bennett, all of
Glen St. Mary; daughters Doro-
thy Laveme (Don) Odehnal of
Orange Park, Carrie Sharon
Crews of Glen St. Mary and Con-
nie Diann (Jim) Knabb of Mac-
clenny; sister Ellie Lauramore
of Macclenny; 22 grandchildren.
31 great-grandchildren, 6 great-
greatgrandchildren: nieces. neph-
ews and a host of friends.
The funeral service for Mrs.
Coleman v ill be held at 10:00 am,
on Thursday. August 17. 21006 at
Taylor Church %\ith Pastors Jim
Cox and Mark Wboods officiating.
Interment \vill follow at Taylor
Cemetery. The family \\ ill receive
friends on Wednesday. August 16.
2006 from 6-9prm at the chapel of
V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services,

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First Baptist Church
of Sanderson
CR 229 S., Sanderson FL
Sunday School ......10:00 am
Sun. Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study. .7:00 pm
AWANA Wed., Aug. 16.7:00 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas

23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J. C. Lauramore Welcomes All

Fifth .St. & 2 25-631
Sian.4ll U ,';
S el .. Pa-tor:H'.-1 i
i ....... F'r" r fA rN, N AtD P,,,,I Ha-lv':

Sunday School 9:30 am
Sunday Morning Worship 10:15 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm

Wednesday Bible Stud
Thursday Youth

y 7:00 pmi

7:00 pm
7:00 pm

Nursery provided for all services.
,'A Loving Church with a Growing Vision of Excellence"
SpecialBlessings School Readiness Center 259-8466

Cemetery work day
Taylor Cemetery, Inc. will have
its annual workday on Saturday,
August 19 starting at 8:00 am.
A board of directors meeting
and election of officers follows
the work s ~sion.n

Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am

Glen Hill Primitive Baptist Church
Elder Arnold Johns
Sunday Services Starting 10:30 am
Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 pm
For information call: 259-9567


M-Nw Hopefor the Community
Five Chuirches Road
Hwi. 127 Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am.
Wed. Night Bible Study 7-00 p.m.
Eiry 4' Sunday Night Service 7:00 p.m.
Videll :it: ifiliamns -Pastor

Gospel concert
Edith Ruise and the New Je-
rusalem Mass Choir will be fea-
tured during a gospel concert on
Saturday, August 26 at the New
Jerusalem Church of God in
Christ in Margaretta.
The service begins at 7:30 pm
and even one is invited.

Mt Zion N. C.

$44"dSt Church
121 North t 259-4461
SMacclenny, Florida 32063
Interim Pastor: Tim Cheshire

Sunday School
Sunday Morning Worship
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Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macdenny 259-3500

First Baptist Church
"A Beacon to Sunday School 9:45 AM
i Baker County" Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM


Dr. Walter Bennett, Interim Sr. Pastor
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor

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Holiness Church
CR 127 N., Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 10:00 am
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pm
Pastor: Oral E. Lyons (

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Jean Harvey, 76,

dies on August 8
Jean Harvey, 76, of Macclen-
ny died Tuesday, August 8, 2006
at Orange Park Medial Center.
She was born in Clayburn, Ala.
on February 23, 1930 to the late
Dee Shef-
field and
Inez Alex-
ander, and
was raised
to adult-
hood by s

Ms. Har- Jean Har
vey was the Jean Harvey
widow of Sheldon Beasley and
Clifton Harvey, and was prede-
ceased by siblings Wilma Flow-
ers and D.D. Sheffield.
She is survived by daughters
Carol (Joe) Turner of Conroe,
Texas, Veronica (Darrell) Beasley
and Deborah (Don) Ellis of Mac-
clenny; sons John of Mobile, Ala.,
Sheldon (Terri) of Macclenny,
Kenneth of Jacksonville, Darrell
(Veronica) of Fort Walton Beach,
Douglas (John) of Rehobeth
Beach, Del. and Alan Beasley of
Jacksonville; also 10 grandchil-
dren, 23 great-grandchildren and
2 great-great-grandchilden; broth-
ers and sisters Harold and Don
Sheffield, Helen Schutz and Pat
Ms. Harvey was greatly loved
by family, friends and co-work-
ers, and as per her wish, a party
to celebrate her life was held on
Wednesday, August 9. Family
and friends attended, including
Marie O'Neal, one of her closest
Memorialization was by cre-
mation, and arrangements were
handled by Funeral Depot of Da-
vie, Fla.

Margie Moore

funeralAugust 16
Margaret (Margie) Emil. Moore,
54, of Macclenny died on August
13, 2006 at Baptist Medical Cen-
ter in Jacksonville.
Mrs. Moore was bom March
10, 1952 in --Darlington. Pennyl -
vania to the late Thomas Finley
and Mary Jane Jenkens Colling-
wood. 'She
was a mem-
betr of Glen
Tabernacle ,
and en-
joyed fish-
ing, shop -
*ping and
Mrs. Moore
enjoyed Margie Moore
time with her grandchildren.
She is predeceased by brothers
Charles Edwardk and Glen Haroldlin-

of Macclenny; children Eddie
Wayne Moore Jr. of Macclenny,
Jill Elizabeth Zimmerman and
Dawn Smith, both of Fernan-
dinaBeach, Carol Ann'Graves of

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Thomas Jefferson (T.J.) Raul-
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He was born on October 27,
of pioneer
families in
the area, and
lived his en-
tire 81 years
in Baker
From his
early years, T J. Ratierson
Mr. Rauler-
son lived the "Golden Rule."
He was a Navy veteran of
World War II and held public of-,
fices in Baker County for more
than 46 years. He was the countN
tax collector for 30 years until
March, 1983 and at one 'time was
president of the Florida Tax Col-s
lector's Association.
Mr. Raulerson was a Macclen-
ny city commissioner for two
years starting in 1989, and as-
sumed the position as mayor until
He was a member of theLions
Club, where he served as presi-
dent, and was a founding mem-
ber of the Baker County Farm
Bureau. Mr. Raulerson was also
a member of American Legion
Post 83 and the Baker Counbty
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
9713. He was past Worshipful
Master of the Sanderson NMasonic
Lodge 122 and a member of the
NMorocco Temple and Ancient Ac-
cepted Scottish Rite. He was also
a founding member of the Baker
County YMCA.
Mr. Raulerson \"as presented
the Service to Mankind Aard bN
the Baker County Sertoma Club
in 1991 in recognition for years of
volunteer and other service to the
Baker Count) conmnunity.
He was a member of the First
Baptist Church of Glen, Where he
served as both a deacon and trust-
ee for over 30 years. He was par-
ticularly proud of his role in the.
construction of two new worship
auditoriums and txvo educational
buildings ..
Survivors include Lyma Fish
Raulerson, his wife of 62 years;
children Gale (Marcus) Rhoden,
Tommy (Arlene) Raulerson, Wan-
da (Michael) Walker, Rev. Johnny
(Wanda Sue) Raulerson and Jan

Alice Robinson
memorial later
Alice Ruth Robinson., 55., of St.
George, Ga. died Friday, August
11, 2006 at Macclenny Nursing
and Rehab Center. She was born
October 9, 1950 in Bowman, Ar-
kansas to the late Houston and
Zepha Cobb Veteto. She moved
to St. George in 2005, and was
predeceased by her husband John
W. Robinson, Jr.
Survivors includechildren Shan-
non Cook, Tammy Garcia and
Lisa Armstrong of Jonesboro,
Ark.; brothers Houston (Brenda)
Veteto of Detroit, Mich. and Bruce
Guthrie of Jacksonville; sisters
Pearlena (Pato) Moreno of Jones-
boro, Darlene (Doug) Kersey
of Jacksonville, Pat Rhoden of
St. George, and Hazel Guthrie
of Jacksonville; grandchildren;
Selena Garcia, Sarah Houston
Combs, Hannah Armstrong and
Alainha Armstrong; a niece and
four nephews.
A memorial service will be
held at a later. In lieu of flowers
memorials may be made in her
name to Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam
Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257. V.
Todd Ferreira Funeral Services
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(Joe) Betros, all of whom reside
in Baker County; also 14 grand-'
children, great-grandchildren and
Mr. Raulerson often said his
children, grandchildren and great-
grandchildren were his proudest
accomplishments in life.
He is also survived by brother
Violice Raulerson and sisters Sara
Saucer and Gedone (Charles)
Prachar, along with numerous in-
laws, cousins, nieces, nephews
and a multitude of friends.
The funeral service for Mr.
Raulerson was held at 11:00 am
on Tuesday, August 15 at his
church and interment followed at
North Prong Cemetery in Baxter.
Pallbearers were nephews Ben-
ny, Dennis, Mike, Steve, Aaron,
Rex, Dale, Tim and Hugh Fish,
Buford, Thrift, David and Rhett
King, Larry Saucer, Rormie Raul-
erson, Paul Midkiff, Mark, Brett,
Aaron and Dr. Dwight Lee. Nu-
merous colleagues and friends
served as honorary pallbearers.
Funeral arrangements were
under the direction of V. Todd
Ferreira Funeral Senices, Mac-


/in loving nmenmoy of
Anita Mae Johnson
August 18, 1997
How we remember her with
her children, smiling so bright.
She was a Number One Momn
and she is so missed. But I know
she is in a safe place. One day we"
will meet again. After nine \ ears,.
I still miss Vour voice. our smile
and xour midnight snacks. I love
you and miss you.
Shelle. Lawler

Family grateful duringloss
Our family is indeed grateful for the love and support given us during
the loss of our precious mother. Gertrude Crew s. We deeply appreciate
every visit and phone call, the cards, flow ers. the food and, more impor-
tantly. your pray ers.
SWe extend a special thank .Nou to pastors Da\ id Hodges and David
Thomas for the inspiring service: to Debbie Perryman. Josie Davis,
Bruce Ruis and Virginia Combs the singing and music \\eie beautiful.
And to the Manntown Church fanlil1. words cannot express our appre-
ciation for the wonderful family meal and our man\ kindnesses to us.
We so love and appreciate our sons and grandsons 'who served as casket
May God richly bless each one who touched out lives during this
difficult time.
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Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny

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God Kids Sunday
God Kids Wednesday

11:00 am
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Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Night Service
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Mr. & Mrs. Dennard

Twilight ceremony
Wendy Olivia Thomas and Jo-
seph Walter Dennard were mar-
ried in a twilight ceremony in
Jacksonville July 14, 2006 attend-
ed by family and close friends.
The bride is the daughter of
Merry Alicia Thomas and the
late Herbert M. Thomas of Jack-
sonville. The groom is the son of
Rick and Linda Schmidt of Mac-
clenny and Edwin and Charlotte
Dennard of Lake City.
The couple will reside in Glen
St. Mary.

Mr. Hodges & Ms. Thornburg

August 19th vows
Amanda Thornburg of Glen
St. Mary and Kyle Hodges of
Sanderson will be wed on August
19,2006 at the Cornerstone Con-
gregational Methodist Church in
Macclenny. The ceremony is at
2:00 pm.
The bride is the daughter of
Gerald and Terri Thornmburg of
Glen, and the groom is the son of
Danny Hodges of Sanderson

Free passes for

school retirees
The Baker County school dis-
trict now offers complimentary
photo identification and activ-
ity passes to school retirees. The
passes can be used at all local,
non-tournament school activities
for free admission.
Photographs will be taken on
August 22 from 8:00-10:00 am at
Baker High, room 106 of Build-
ing One.
Any questions, contact Garlon
Webb, 259-0403 or 259-0406.

Lordy! Lordy!
Look who's not forty!
Friends and Iamily are irinviec c .i
birtfida, celebrations, i n honor ,t

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On Salurda, Augcust 19
frorm 2 0 p ,6 00 rG0 Cr l Fart,
at the "The Glen" Matihis House
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Sarah Marie Dopson
SBorn August 2nd
Brett and Cathy Dopson of
Glen St. Mary are pleased to an-
nounce the birth of daughter Sar-
I i -." ah Marie Dopson on Wednesday,
,,,^. .August 2, 2006 at St. Vincent's
:... "' a .L- Medical Center.
Sarah weighed 8 pounds, 12
: ounces and was 20V inches long.
'Her proud grandparents are
Larry and Sharon Davis of Glen
and Gerald and Brenda Dopson
of Macclenny.

Harvey reunion
Ms. Hamner & Mr. Skelton The annual Harn es family
At 19 reunion will be held on Sunda'.
AUgUSt 19 vows August 20 at the Ag Center in
Paul and Vera Hamner of Jack- Maeclenny. Sign-up starts at
sonville are proud to announce the noon.
upcoming marriage of daughter For more details, contact
Janice Katherine to James Mark Sheldon Beasley at 259-5468 or
Skelton ll. e-mail him at sbeasley@nefcom.
James is the son of Joann M. net.
Skelton and the late James (Jim)
Skelton of Macclenny, .
The wedding will be on Au-
gust 19 at the First Coast Baptist
Church in Jacksonville. Follow-
ing the honeymoon, the couple
will reside inl Nlacclenni.

An article published last week
incorrectly stated the university
from which Lauren Maloney Can-
aday obtained a master's degree.
The degree in rehabilitative
counseling was from the Univer-
sity of North Florida'.

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Mr. & Mrs. Paige
Cynthia Thomas of Glen St.
Mary is pleased to announce the
marriage of daughter Shelly Tab-
bot to Sean Paige of Jacksonville.
They were married on July
28 in Folkston, Ga. and honey-
mooned in the Tampa Bay area.
The couple will reside in Jack-
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We are looking forward to
our first "Meet the Candidate"
' event scheduled for August
16, 2006. We are expecting
all County Commission and
School Board candidates to
speak briefly before lunch this
County versus City in the
Second Annual rocking chair
challenge "Mushball" game
will be held on Saturday, Au-
gust 26, 2006. Seniors and
Staff will be selling admission
tickets for $10 each. Purchase
of a ticket also qualifies you
for door prize drawings and
a chicken dinner at the game.
Tickets are available at the
Council on Aging, City Hall,
and Count\ Offices. Tickets
for a 50-50 Raffle will also be
a\ ailable at ithe game.
The battle between the
County and the Cit\ for the
Rocking Chair Challenge Tro-
ph\ begins at 9:00 a.m. on Sat-
urday, August 26, 2006, but
this is a full-day of fun for a
good cause. Tournament pla.\
will continue into the afternoon
and all proceeds, from the event
will go to, the Council on Ag-
* ing. So grab your sun hat and
come on out to the ball field!
Disaster Plan training and
distribution of emergency
meal packs were completed
last week for senior center par-
ticipants., This week and next
we will be distributing disas-
ter preparedness information
and emergency meal packs to
COA registered clients, receiv-
ing home delivered meals or
in-home services. In response
to many questions from the
community, these emergency
meal packs are purchased with
specific program funds, for dis-
tribution to clients being served
under those programs. Each
pack contains an emergency
food supply that is intended
to "sustain" a person for three
days. The packets can be pur-

chased by the general public
for $14 at the Council on Ag-
Sometimes when a person
calls the COA for a particu-
lar service, they will be put on
a "waiting list" until funding
becomes available or we can
find an outside resource to pro-
vide the service. People then
ask, why do you advertise the
service? The "waiting list" in-
formation is essential because
that is the m uch-favored meth-
od for political distribution of
any extra funding identified at
the state or federal level ev-
ery year. For more information
on services available, call 259-
2223 ext. 222.

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Types of children in need of permanent homes:
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for the week of
August 21-25
MONDAY: Breakfast pizza, fruit
juice and milk.
TUESDAY: Sausage biscuit, fruit
juice and milk.
WEDNESDAY: Cereal with whole
wheat toast, fruit juice and milk.
THURSDAY: Pancakes and sau-
sage on a stick with syrup, fruit juice
and milk.
FRIDAY: 2 Slices of Cinnamon
toast (whole wheat) Fruit Juice and
Cold lunch plate or chef salad with wheat
roll or crackers, and dessert (when of-
fered) OR
MONDAY: Crispy chicken nug-
gets, beef and macaroni casserole,
seasoned green beanis, carrots and cel-
ery with dressing, chilled fruit sauce,
and a homemade wheat roll.
TUESDAY: Turkey Ham and
Cheese sandwich, BBQ Pork on %' hole
grain bun, lettuce and tomato slices,
baked fries, chilled fruit sauce, milk
offered with all meals.
WEDNESDAY: Hamburger or
Hot dog on a whole grain bun, let-
tuce and tomato slices, baked pota-
to rounds, crispy slaw, chilled fruit
choice and a peanut butter cookie,
milk offered with all meals.
THURSDAY: Slice of cheese piz-
za, sloppy Joe on a bun, green beans,
tossed salad, fruit salad, fruit choice,
milk offered with all meals.
FRIDAY: Fish on whole grain
bun, or ,pagheui w/ meat sauce, baked
fries, crispy slaw, sliced cucumbers w/
dressing, fruit choice, and warm apple


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday August 17, 2006 Page 11

Coming up at the

Pool Hours:
Monday Friday
7:00 10:00 am. 3 00 S-00 pni
Communitr Hours 3 00 pm
10:00 6:00 pm
Communmt) Hours 11 am 2 pm
1.00 5:00 pm
Conmmunitr Hours 3 5:00 pm

Private Parties
Yes. the YMCA pool is available to reserve
for pri~ ate parties. If .ou are interested in
renting the pool for pnmate socials, panics,
etc. stop in by the "Y" to get more informa-

Outspok'n DJ Party
7:00pm 10:00pm, Fnda August 18th.
we \ ill have a DJ part at the YMCA Teen
Center for students in grades 6-12. Cost is
FREE to OUTSPOK'N and $1 for guests and
friends! Giveaways, music, food. and fun for
teens to enjoy with a positive message

'Island hidea rvay 'is top garden...
Behind the pasture and home of Helen and Norm Mabe on SR 121 N lies one of
Baker County's island hiadeSa.i y. :.ih., Ias Garden of the Month for August. The
Mabes have transformed their backyard pool into a mini tropical paradise, complete
with tall palms and exotic flowers. To break the monotony of concrete are dozens
of potted flowering plants, including many hibiscus in a painter's pallet of colors.
A special treat are the dark pink to .d '.I.. a,' i/l a which thrive in the dappled
sunlight and survive Flor ida.'s ciLiii.ce by staying in pots. There are multiple areas
of interest all lushly lan'dsicape ui, eluding a bar-b-que deck, dining area, shaded
swing and a covered outdoor sitting room for orchids and over-wintering tender
plants. If you're interested in joining the Garden Club of Baker County, please con-
tact 259-6064 -first meeting will be Sept. 14th.
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Public Hearing Notice

The Baker County Local Planning Agency will
change their next regularly scheduled public
meeting from August 24, 2006 to August 17,
2006 at 7:00 pm in the Baker County Board of
Commissioners Chambers at 55 North Third
Street, lacclenny, FL. If you should have any
questions concerning these meetings you may
contact the Baker County Planning Depart-
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It's great to have you

back, Bobby...

Former Wildcat player and assistant
coach Bobby Johns turned little
Blountstown High into a state football
power. He has returned to his hometown
to do the same for his alma mater. It
won't be easy. He's taking over a pro-
gram that bottomed out last year,
failing to wina single game. On top of
that, many inl thisfootball-crazed com-
munity wanted to hire someone else.
How will he deal with the pressure?


Press Editor

The Baker County Middle School
Bobcats are previewed on page 14.

B obby Johns knows that expectations are
high for this season.
Probably higher than they should be for a team coming off an 0-10 season.
"There's a tremendous amount of pressure out there and I feel it... and I put
a lot of pressure on m self." he said during an interview last week in his office
at Baker Count\ High School. "There's a lot of skeptics that say that my way
is not going to make a ditference... but \ ou have to believe in something and
stand behind it."
What Johns' believes is that he will out-\\ork and out-prepare anybody,
and that "ever\ kid is held accountable to the team. coaches, school and
He also ackno\w ledges there ma\ be some residual hard feelings among
those \\ho supported the other finalist for the Wildcats' head coaching job.
former Uni ersit\ of Florida assistant coach Jinum Ra\ Stev ens. \ ho. when
S the job opened up. had just been let gzo b\ the Unimersit\ of Tennessee, where
he %\as offensive line coac.h.
'There \as ,a dixide A lot of folks were leaning toward Jimmy Ray,"
Johns said. "I don't ha\ e an\ problem w ith that On paper, you w\ would haxe
hued him. But like the\ sa\. \ou don't pla\ the games on paper. ,
S "But I'm here no%%. Support me. Let's get together."
* Baker High principal Da\ id Craw ford said of Johns. "Clearl\ he's a pro-
fessional. He knows the community has high expect ions."
Danny Green, theknear-legendar, former coach of Baker High, agrees that
Johns is facing ,a lot of pressure.
"There's two w a\ s to look at the situation there: The' :re looking at him as the
gu\x \ ho can lift them up to %\ here the\ 're competing for district championships:
on the other hand, the\\ \ere 0-10 so there's onl one \way to go, and that's up."
Johns. as a student intern, coached under Green at BCHS in 1994, then followed
him to Lake Cit) to coach at Columbia Count\ High School
Despite Johns' youth, Green had enough confidence in him to put him in charge
of the junior \arsit\ at Baker and make him assistant head coach for the Tigers.
"I knew e\en then that he possessed all the essentials to be an outstanding head
coach," Green said, emphasizing his protege's work ethic. "Nobod-'s going to out-
work him."
Green, who also returned to his hometown to coach,.said it's difficult
because you know so mani\ people.
"What he's going to rind is that \ou ha\e guys who played w% ith him and
k whose sons are now in the program.... You'\xe got to separate friendships,
Sbe your own person, Parents have to understand."
Johns addressed that issue in an earlier interview w ith The Press.
"'Tm sine there \ ill be more pressure than there would be on an outsider.
Ma\ be the\ think in some situations I'll do something different or treat some-
bod\ different because of their name. Well that's not mi\ xxa I do things the
(Page 14 please)

On this side it's possession

Coach Johns concedes he has no burners in
the backfield and a decent-sized but not huge
line, but he'll rely on depth and strength to drive
his offense.
Five runners will rotate between tailback and
fullback, in effect letting the Cats go three deep
at each spot.
The group includes sophomore Greg Wil-
liams, the starter at tailback, and Lucious Lee,

who Johns called a "weapon." The others are
sophomore Hank Farmer, freshman Darvin Ruise
and senior Chaz Johns, the coach's sqn.
Upfront the blocking "will be much more
physical," Johns said. "We'll knock people off
the ball."
The line is anchored by center Blake Yarbor-
ough, who tips the scales at 255, which is just
about the top end weight for Baker blockers,
who include Brock Canaday, Jarrett Hand, Tony
Nguyen and Jared Sharman.
Johns, a multiple state championship weight-
lifting coach, expects that his lifting regimen will
turn the advantage to the Cats.
"Our philosophy is to control the football, but

Over here, its

Coach Johns is counting on a couple of rookie
safeties to anchor his defense.
He said he is "putting a lot on the shoulders"
of freshman Darvin Ruise and first-year-senior
Rod Rentz. "We're taking a gamble on those two
The safeties are an important part of Johns'
defense. The. two he had last year at Blount-
stown High School are now playing at Division
1 schools.
And although Rentz is a rookie, Johns called
him "a natural leader."
The defense will be a 4-3, with four deep.
They'll play some man-to-man, but mostly it will
be "zone quarter coverage" (Imagine two inter-
secting lines over the secondary, dividing it into
four zones. The two corners and two safeties will
each be responsible for one of the quarters.)
The Cats's front four will play aggressively.
"We will stunt somebody on every play," Johns

it won't be 'three yards and a cloud of dust,'"
Johns said. "We'll try to average 50 plays a game
- 15 passes, 35 runs.... We have to keep the foot-
ball away from people."
The Cats' base formation will be the I, but
they also will run the Wing T, which is the same
offense they ran last year under coach Carl West.
Johns will use the I about half the time, along
with some spread formations.
The offense will feature a lot of one-back sets
with four receivers.
Quarterback. Carlos Holton will work from
under center, but also in the shotgun. The athletic'
junior will run the option a lot. "We got the right
kid there, another weapon they have to defend,"
Johns said.
Holton got significant playing time last sea-
son, but suffered from spotty blocking.
"We're working on one to three step drops,
and we have to protect him better."


said. "We're going to come after you, especially
in medium- to long-yardage situations.
"I don't like kids playing on their heels, they
play a lot better when they're on the move."
The biggest key to the defense is, well, keys.
Coaches will meet on Sundays this season to
put together a game plan, paying particular atten-
tion to keys for players to focus on in preparation
for their the next opponent. Last year, defensive
players .tended to react to the football instead of
anticipating the action.
"They're going to be very highly coached. We
will give them a packet in practice with every
formation we'll face that week, tell each kid who
his key is.
"We'll be putting kids in position to make
They've also worked with players on how the
fit within the defense, alleys and pursuit angles.
Again, much of the terminology is the same
as they used last season under coach West.
Other key defensive players will be corner-
back Tommy Moore and linebacker Lucious

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday August.17, 2006 Page 14

Bobby Johns returns ho

amid high expectations

(From page 13)
correct, way, the professional
way. No one person, including
me, is more important than the
Principal Crawford worked
closely with the search commit-
tee formed to find a replacement
for Carl West, who resigned
as coach October 31 with one
game left in the season. At the
time, West said he'd lost his
passion for coaching, but has
since accepted a position with
football power Maynard Evans
High School in
Crawford "I told our
said the divi-
sion that ex- your goal
isted within the the state ch
committee dis-
appeared after then resign
the decision
was made to by God i
choose Johns. we're h
Since then, he
added, "I have
not heard of
any divide,
whether great-
or small, in the community"
The deciding factor among
committee members was that
Johns said he had no desire
to coach anywhere but Baker
County whereas Stevens indi-
cated he would leave if his alma
mater offered him a job.
"It's my hometown," Johns
said. "I love this place.
"I'm not. coming back here
with any intention of leaving. I
plan on coaching ia lbng, long
time. I want to see us win. Not
just for me and the kids, but for
the people who've supported
Wildcat football."
One of the criticisms of West
- and a concern about Johns
- was getting players into col-
That was the big advantage
for Stevens.

me to coach Wildcats

for program's success
The team had a "tremendous Kenny, Ridgeview, B
off-season," with nearly a third County, Raines and
of the players making every Jackson in person; I
workout., Gainesville and Union
"We've got to get them to be- on film. The only two tea
lieve in the program and commit didn't get to see were Su
to it." County and Fernandina ]
There are about 76 players "I can't say we're su
are on the varsity/jv, which is to beat them, but we di(
below the 90 that the coaching anyone that we can't gel
staff had hoped for. Johns, how- field and compete with."
ever, thinks winning will change He said the keys to a s
that. ful season are to beat Su
"We have to win to create an and Bishop Kenny, the
environment that's exciting for a game from either Ra
them, exciting for them to be a Jackson, although Jack
part of." likely\ to be one of the top
In assessing the Wildcats' three teams in the state.
chances this year, Johns said But Johns is the type
that overall the players have \\ho sets his sights high.
"above average talent," and the "I told our coaches,
team has a chance to compete in goal isn't to win the stat
district., pionship. then resign n
Johns and his assistants have cause by God that's whi
scouted Middleburg. Bishop here for."

Johns, however, said he's al-
ways emphasized marketing his
kids to colleges.
"We work hard on highlight
videos on every, senior I think
can play in college after their ju-
nior year," he said, adding that
he was able to get a couple of
players from last year's Wild-
cats' team accepted as invited
walk-ons at college this year.
Several of his players from
Blountstown High School are
playing college football, includ-
ing two safeties from last year's
squad who are with Division 1
Johns took
coaches, 'If the Panhandle
isn't to win school to the
state semifi-
iampionship, nals last year,,
and, to the
now because state champi-
hat's what onship game
atthe season be-
'ere for." fore. Prior to
that, they won
a district title.
Bobby Johns He also led the
school to state
championships in weightlifting.
"Blountsitoi ni as very, very
down, and down for a long
time," Green said. "The facili-
ties %\ ere horrible. Bobby turned
that program around and made it
a consistent winner."
He's already started the pro-.
cess here in Baker County.
The biggest obstacle is "de-
feating the defeatist attitude."
Last season, between the var-
sity and middle school squad
which has sent several players
to the varsit\ and junior varsity
this year they had a record of
0-19. Last year's jv was 3-3.
He said the first step was
building the players' confidence,
which he tried to do through
competition in the weightroom
this summer. "I think it's work-
ing. They've started thinking,
'Maybe we belong here.'

August 31
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at Suwannee County'
at Bradford County
Union County
at \Vest Nassau
Femandina Beach
Bishop Kenny
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Middle school Bobcats ready for tough schedule

Press Sports
With its season opener August
17, the Baker Countl Middle
School Bobcats football team is
ready for anything.
Coach George NlcDuffie.
or Coach Mac, as he is better
known, has been hard at work
since July preparing his team for
the upcoming season.
And prepare they have, with
practices Monday through
Friday from 2:30 pin to 5:00
pm. So if nothing else these
teens have a lot ofstamina and
endurance -, ith summer temper-
atures being in the high 80s/low
90s for much of their practice
"We have a tough schedule,
but I'm excited," Coach Mac
said this week. "We've got a
team with a lot of speed and
very aggressive."
The team's opener is against
last year's champions, the Lake
City Middle School Falcons.
And the Falcons definitely

seem to be underestimating the
Bobcats. Falcons' coach Doug
David boasted to their local
paper that their biggest oppo-
nent was the heat, not the Baker
County' Middle School.
But Coach Mac isn't worried,
just a little confused, seeing as
how the Cats beat the Falcons in
their spring Jamboree.
Coach Mac's staff is an
extremely dedicated group of
guys, including Rock Rhoden,
Shaw n Mahon. Tim Holly,
Carlos Pluinmmer, Chris Chisum
and Bro. David.
These seven men are certain
that this is the year for Baker
Count\ Middle School football.
Mardeakus Ford, Tymechee
Givens, Cody Stafford, Ruben
Jackson, and Corey Mercer are
the players to watch out for.
, They're showing a little
something extra on and off the
field. But Coach Mac feels the
most important thing is, "The
team needs the community's
support. Come out and watch us
on Thursday nights."

Bobcats.head coach George McDuffie with some of his players after they were
introduced at the pep rally held at BCHS.

.As playve ter erthe pracin,. t field.M i t/ uch i /he it usid/t f /ic .theo /i ed outhe.

If winning isn't important,

why do they keep score?

The Press won four state and national awards
for sports journalism this year.
The other paper was shut out. Again.

Honored for our features, commentary, graphics
and game stories, we deliver professional writing,
lively photography and in-depth coverage.

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Thursday August 17,2006

Press Business

Adar Developers has announced
plans for Navona Creek, a mixed-
unit mega-deelopniment with
10.000 single-family and multi-
family homes, a "village center"'
with 330,000 square feet of retail,
services, offices and apartments.
a 18-hole public golf course and: a
business park.
The develop-
ment is planned
for 3654 acres
between CR125
to the north and
Claude Harvey
Road, a couple
of miles north of
Glen St. Mary.
The buildout is
expected to take
15 to 20 years.
B ec a u se .........
Navona Creek is
a development of ..
regional impact.
the approval
process is long.
- usually a mini- 'J'
mum of a year 'IAi
- and involves
multiple layers of I, i
government and -'
regulatory agen- "
cies. The first
step was presen-
tation of the pre-
application sum- I N
mary hfich
ran about 40
pages including
several full-color
maps which
was discussed
August 10 at '
the county com- 4 "
mission cham-
bers. Among the
agencies repre-
sented were the
county commis-
sion, the plan-'
ning and roads
departments, the
sheriff, the state
Department of
and the town of
Glen St. Mary.
Navona Creek
will be located
another recently
announced DRI.
they reportedly
will have more

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homes than are currently located in
the entire county.
Planner John Adams, one of
Adar's representatives at the meet-
ing. said residents, "will never-have
to leave the comnimtnit'" because
the business park will provide em-
ployment and the village center \\ ill
provide services ''similar to
a do townon area." such as
police, fire and libraries.
Plans also call for a hos-


pital and other medical facilities, as
well as a high school, middle school
and two elementary schools.
'The conunnitv \\ill be served by
a network of hiking and bike trails.
which \\ill feed into the village cen-
ter, creating a seamlesss, walkable


Pete Osgard has sold his coffee
house and pizza place at College
Street and Macclenny Avenue.
He is selling the businesses, but
holding. onto the property, which he
............ had extensively reno-
vated last \ear.
The buyers are Cal-
vin and Terry Work.

S*. .*

Karen Rhoden
is opening De-
sin2ers Daugh-
,* ters, which offers
picture franking,
digital imaging
and graphic arts,
"unique acces-
sories for the
Their of-
fice is on Rail--
road Street near
j They expect to
open soon.

S Macclenny's
zoning adjust-
ment board ap-
proved a vari-
ance for L.V
Hiers Inc., which
wants to replace
its old ware-
house with a new
combination at
Sits location on
_" 4 Florida Avenue.
S The variance,
Requested by
owner Les Stone,
allows him to put
the new building
in the same foot-
print and retain
the current set-
Mr. Stone said
he is building a
"real nice" facil-
ity and will land-
scape the area.
He must have a
landscape plan
when he sub-
mits his building
plans to the city
for approval.

An aerial view of the planned DRI between CR,125 and Claude Harvey Road.

Second DRI planned for Glen

(See Page 2)


energy woes

at the pump

By Jared Wilkerson
Real Estate iriitcr
Let's face it, people... every pig
in the county will have his pilot's
license by the time gas prices drop
back down to any thing even remote-
ly resembling reasonable levels. I'll
leave the rest of the gas .price jokes
for the talk show
comedians and tilhe
guys \ho come
on CNN to tell us
how gas is cheap-L.
er than it's ever
been, accounting
for inflation since .
1973 and the cost
of the multi-mil-
lion dollar sever- Jared Wi erorealtor
ance packages for
the CEO who's worked diligently
for the company since May of this
The second place \\ inner for the
saddest aspect of the fuel "crisis" in
America today is no doubt the eco-
nomical oddity that when the cost of
fuel at the pumps goes up, so does
the cost of pretty much everything
else thereby perpetuating the cy-
cle of self-justification of the infla-
tion comparison between fuel costs
and the costs of products, and ser-
vices upon which rises in fuel costs
impact transportation and supply
costs, making inflationary fuel costs
heretofore justified, by comparison.
Man, my head already hurts.
In 1993, the state of Floridd estab-
lished the "Florida Building Energy
-Efficiency Ratings Act" making it
mandatory we all adopt and abide by
certain energy efficiency standards
here in the state. I guess they were
trying to cut back onr energy wastes
from unsuspecting homeowners
by giving them ample opportunity
to better understand the amount of
money it would cost every year to
heat and cool their homes.
It was a good idea, but they went
astray when they based the ratings
on a number system that is only
understood by the guys who were
subsequently trained to do the in-
spections, leaving everyday folks
scratching their heads every month
when the utilities bill came in.
But there is hope. Just about ev-
ery home out there has a few (if not
several) ways in which some simple
adjustments, replacements, or cor-
rections in energy use can save hun-
dreds of dollars a year in the cost of
making the home more comfortable

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday. August 17, 2006 Page Two-B

(From Page 1)
for yourself, your family and
-your wallet.
For example, did you know
,according to a study done by
the American Council for
:Ian Energy-Efficient Econo-
n-my, twenty seven percent of
'homes in their focus group
-had HVAC (Heat, Vent, and
tAir Conditioning) systems
that were too -big for the
Too big might lead you.
to guess it does no harm be-
cause it gets the job done
:faster and easier. Well, the
-truth is it not only costs more
to run a larger system, but it
Wso takes less time to reach
. the desired roonrtemperature
(based on the thermostat set-
ting). This, in turn, means
4the system usually does not
run long enough to remove
excess moisture from the air
(which leads to higher humid-
ity in a home...which in turn,
makes it feel hotter or colder,
depending on the season, and
increases the chances of mold
growth and moisture conden-
Since homeowners often
purchase new heating or air
conditioning systems based
On the square footage of their
home, it seems like it would
be pretty simple to just go out
to the store and pick one...
but it's not. There's a lot more
that goes into system selec-
tion than just the size of the
area it will climate control.
Before we get into system
selection, it is important to go
ahead and mention what all
real estate agents are required
to disclose prior to their buy-
er's purchase of a new home.
Get an energy efficiency
rating performed on the house.
It may seem like it's not a big
deal to have the home tested
for energy efficiency; but ac-
tually, homeowners would
probably be amazed at the
amount of money that just
flies out of their homes every
month due to leaks and obso-
lescent fixtures and settings.
Step one, prior to purchas-
ing the proper system for a
home, is to find and seal all
air leaks. Here's what hap-
pens when you do actually
hire someone to come in and
give your home an energy rat-
The rater will bring all sorts
of neat gadgets to the inspec-
tion, such as (but not limited
to) infrared heat sensing cam-
eras and blower doors to help
spot exterior heat (or cool-
ing) loss. Most homeowners
would be amazed to actu-
ally see how much heating or
cooling they are contributing
to "the whole dam neighbor-
hood," as dad used to say.
These raters' services aren't
all that cheap, but they will
generally pay for themselves
(once corrections are made)
after a year or so on the aver-
age house.
The most, common prob-
lem areas discovered by en-

ergy raters are:
1. Plumbing penetrations
through floors and ceilings.
2. Chimney penetrations
through insulated ceilings
and exterior walls.
3. Fireplace dampers.
4. Attic access hatches.
5. Recessed lights and fans
in otherwise insulated ceil-

efficient homes

6. Believe it or not, even
electrical outlets are a con-
stant source of escaping en-
ergy through insulated walls.
7. And, of course, window,
door, and baseboard moldings
along interior walls that con-
nect rooms to outside, load-
bearing walls.
Most of these concerns
can be fixed by simple caulk-
ing or maybe the application
of alternate exterior flashing,
which is cheap and effective,
especially for homeowners
who elect to do this work
For windows and molding

- on average, one-third of a
home's heating or cooling is
lost through these areas alone.
Considering the cost of year-
ly energy payout, it may be
more economical to replace
older or obsolete windows
as soon as possible. There
have been some fantastic ad-
vances in thermal and storm
windows in the past several
years, ranging far beyond
the simple double-paned and
low-conductivity argon filled
models that changed the in-
dustry years ago.
They've even come up
with "Low-e coatings" which

allow visible light to pass
through, while bouncing in-
frared rays of sunlight back
outside. It's all based on the
wavelengths of the beams...
okay, so I had to read for two
hours to understand that, but
the windows are neat.
Obviously, this is not the
type of upgrade to purchase
just prior to selling your
home, but if you intend to
stay for a while, these addi-
tions will eventually pay for
themselves (most literature
allots for positive cost-ef-
fectiveness after three to five
If you're in the market
for some new windows, an
important energy-efficiency
number to look for on the



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labels is what's called a "U-
value." This is pretty much
a number that measures the
amount of heat that passes
through the window every
hour. The lower the U-value

the better in terms of keep-
ing the sun from turning your
home into a heating and cool-
ing money pit.

(See Page 3)


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lots to build on in excellent location for convenience to 1-10 and
shopping. Remodeled with new kitchen, stove & refrigerator.
All 3 for $189,900

Well established business in the fastest growing area of Macclenny.
Excellent corner lot location! Beverage License is available!
Richard's Grocery & Meat Market, 386 N, Lowder St., Macclenny
$389,00- Owner will stay on to train you for 6 months.

HOMES AND LAND of North Florida, Inc.
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-. 259-7709 338-4528 cell
We can show and sell all listings!

Anne Kitching, Realtor 962-8064 Wendy Smith, Realtor 710-0528
Tina Melvin, Realtor 233-2743 cell.

Free Options valued $12,500

plus $7,500 in closing costs

plus $5,000 in options of your choice

for a Total Savings of $25,000*

3 Homes ready for Immediate move in

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, August 17, 2006 Page Three-B

Energy efficient homes

(From Page 2)
Once all of the insula-
tion problems have been ad-
dressed, it's time to choose
the right AC system. You
may be thinking, "Well, I'm
sure they put the right one in
when they built it a few years
back." Not really. In all likeli-
hood, "they" put in whatever
model they had worked out a
good deal on back when they
were building a whole bunch
of various homes in the area.
For example, the system
I've got in my house runs
almost non-stop just to keep
the place at 72 degrees (it's a
newer home). It was built by
an extremely reputable com-
pany and it still doesn't have
the right system for my cool-
ing needs.
If you have the wrong sys-
tem in your home, it won't
take a whole lot of AC exper-
tise to figure that out. It will
probably either run' all the
time, or it will cut on and off
far too often to seem normal.
A word of caution: If you
are considering purchasing a
new AC unit sometime soon,
it is important to consider the
As of January, 2006, Con-
gress passed a law stating
AC manufacturers could no
longer produce units that did
not adhere to an energy ef-
ficiency rating of at least 13
SEER. SEER stands for Sea-
sonal Energy Efficiency Ratio
(again, I find myself flipping
pencils at the ceiling). What
this means is as of January
1st of this year, no parts could
be manufactured that did not
comply with the higher (13)

Therefore, stores can still
sell less than 13 ratings, but
companies can no longer
make them. In time, all of
the most common systems
(10 and lower) can still be in-
stalled, but replacement parts
will be scarce as of... well,
now. Meaning if your system
is lower than a 13 SEER and
something as simple as the
compressor breaks in it, you
may not be able to replace
that part if it can't adequately
communicate and interact
with the 13 SEER parts in the
rest of the system. That means
replacing the entire system
just to fix a simple problem.
So, what's the ans% er?
Well, the best advice, if you
have anything less than a 13
SEER (which can be deter-
mined by looking on the info
sticker on your system in the
hallway closet) is to purchase
a home warranty for your
own house. Then, wait for
something to go wrong with
the AC and let the insurer buy
you a whole new system.,
If you're selling a property,
this is a good time to elect to
have a home warranty provid-
ed at closing to entice buyers
to feel at ease about purchas-
ing the home..
If you plan on staying for
a while, the best plan is to
purchase an AC unit with a
SEER rating of at least 14.5
or higher (based on national
standards, regardless of cli-
, mate conditions). The sav-
ings on these higher ratings is
estimated to be about $100 a
year over the most common
10 SEER systems based on a
comparison citing the small-

3 Br. 3 BA brickicedar
home. 2344 SF on 3.2
.re, zoned for horses.
l mO .,., -..-.o. -. acres-es
S NiceN4e 2x4S block barn
6083 Shelley Lane
toff Mudlake Rd.i
$319.000 app,. aonl
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est homes and lowest energy
The point this week is: Your
home can only be viewed as
a liability, of sorts while you
live in it. The smartest inves-
tors recognize the advantages
of minimizing their costs re-
lated to maintaining a prop-
erty. Therefore, hiring an ef-
ficiency expert isn't just for
large companies. It can also
pay off big time for home-
owners looking to maximize
their energy dollars expended
not only in a new SUV at
the pumps, but also in a new
,HOME throughout the year.
If you have a question or
an idea you'd like Jared to
address in a column, please
submit all inquiries to jm-.
wilkerson @C\'alsourealty-

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Gorgeous starter home in St. George, GA
This isabrand
rrle I--i.S[ h irlr.,
with stainless
steel appliances,
Berber carpet in
the bedrooms,
vinyl wood floors,
vaulted ceilings-
Mith btanttl hlil
fturs SlL o:,n "q acre, Additional parcel behind home can be purchased.
o can1 brnd a bargQ.n like this arin here. $132,400MAC-013

An old friend is moving to your neighborhood...

Beautiful Brick Home
3BR/3BA, 3146 SF home in es-
tablished area. Features dramatic
stone entry formal living & din-
ing. Den with fireplace, exposed
beams, equipped kitchen
w/pamrry & eat-in area. inside
laundry, bonus room w/double
closets. Florida rooi looking over
tranquil backyard w/in-ground
pool & much more. MLS#296659
Big family welcome!
This 4BR/3BA home has separate
family room & den. 2 office/stud-
es & include. Moiher-in-law
;ueit wibonus room & 1knchen-
ette 1 aCe and fenced backyard.
A must see. MLS#313258
Gorgeous home
3BR/2.5BA 1680 SF home on
spectacular lot. Offers huge
family room, large updated
kitchen w/oversized cabinets
& eating area. Finished 2 car
garage w/ separate detached
garage in back. 2 covered patios
& beautiful landscaping. Mstr.
bath w/garden tub and his & her
closets. MLS#318595

53 picture perfect acres. Fenced/cross fenced,
2 ponds. Has electric, well, septic system &
phone lines. All upgraded/new in last 12
months. MLS#307155, $874,500

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10.50 acres. Zoned mobile or home. 1 home
per 10 acres. Located on a countymaintained
dirt road, waiting for yoir new home.
MLS#311939 $85,000

Back on the Market
Gorgeous p jee ,f prfperTy.
3BR,328A 1662 S hume-on 1i`2
acres, w/creek in bac.kof prop-
erty Laig. deitahed 2 (ar garage
and additional barn Home has
wood burning fireplace, family.
room, living room & dining room.
Historic Condos
New construction to be com-
pleted by end of 2006 2BR!2BA
on proposed plans 1BRI1BA
w/larger living area is available
Before construction begins.*
located n hiSToiC ,area, (unver-
sion of onginal 1947 building.
Cute Town Home
2BR/2BA 1381sf home. New
paint;, new carpet, and new roof
in progress. Spacious upstairs
master bedroom walk-in closets.
Master bath w/ceramic tile.
Vaulted ceilings, corner fireplace,
inside laundry, plenty,of storage
under stairs Enciosed pati and
much more MLS.290013

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Commercial property in
Hilliard- 105' frontage
-.....s on W. 3rd St. 1/2 acre with
8 older brick home that can be
V 2 converted to office space.
Zoned Commercial General
Ten acres- Arnold Rhoden Rd. between US 90 and I-10. High & dry
land. Good road frontage. $169,900
5 minutes to Gulf of Mexico- 1 acre near Keaton Beach. MH or
conventional homes welcome. Priced for quick sale. $65,000
Building lot- Glen St. Mary, Approximately % acre. Heavily wood-
ed. Restricted to homes only. Backs up to Little St. Marys River.

New Listing- Nearly new
2004 manufactured .home.
1984 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA front
: deck on 10 acres with fish
.. pond. Very nice and zoned
for horses. Must see to
appreciate. $209,000

New Listing- Good location
in Macedonia. Nice older MH
completely renovated & new
additions. 3 BR, 1'A BA, FP,
screen & open porch, abv. ground
pool, privacy fence. Large stor-
.--. age buildings. .88 acre comer lot.
Reasonably priced at $89,900
New listing- Fixer upper for hunter/fisherman. 1994 1296 SF 3 BR,
2 BA MH on 2.73 acres. Shed with camp kitchen and sleeping area.
Fish pond. Dead end street near Ocean Pond in Olustee. Needs a
little work. $69,900
Commercial property- on US Hwy. 90 in Macclenny. 99.5 feet
frontage on 90 & 215 feet on 1st St. Older home may be converted
to business space. A separate concrete block bldg. on 1st St. is estab-
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This Week's Featured Listings...

New Paint & Carpet Vacant Land Zoned for Home/MH in Sanderson!
A must see in Jacksonville! This 3 BR/2 BA brick home has been freshly This L shaped par-
painted with new cel contains two
carpet and tile in lots. First 1i, n ,
both bathrooms. 7.99acres,st,"rl ,
Plus a bons rrim lot is 5.01 acre .
that wuiuld rk a with paved road
greatotbuenrcelrai frontagee ont R
area. There i a rmu 125. Bring y ur
car detached .;rae horses!!' Mother
andana edcar. in-law u -. .. .
port. Very easy to show. Don't miss this one! $158,000 JAX004 allowed:$162, : ...
S. .MAC-009

south SK 1i1 In tacclenny,
Commercial property with enormous potential. Property sits directly behind
a convenience store -
thi i .Am .,listedfor
sale. Both parcels are
zoned Commercial
General. 500+ h,, 'is
are planned dir:cd'L
across the street tm,
this is a bargain It,'.
w.iunn fr ther Ihl
bufr Tlu iV a 2,02
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of publication.

Two 2005 Honda 4 wheelers, 350
Ranchers, low hours, $4500 each
OBO. 653-2222 or 813-9967.
1997 Prowler, 24', $6500. 259-
6695. 8/10-17p
5 piece oak bedroom set, queen
size with mattress, $750; Two den-
im crito sets. $10 each: 259 2746.
6 Stc
Epson Stylus color 600 printer,
$25. 259-2400. 4/20tfc
King pillowtop, new with warranty,
$2S9, can deliver. 904-391-0015.
6 piece bedroom set, queen mat-
tress & boxsprings, new in boxes,
$499, can deliver. 904-858-9350.
Fresh green peanuts, hand picked,
washed & graded. Truluck Farms,
.O'Brien, FL. 259-2055.
Good used appliances. 90 day
money back guarantee. 266-4717.
Bowflex Extreme, 210 lb. rating
with all attachments including in-
structional CD & .leg attachments,
retails for $1000, asking $800
firm. 502-5235. 8/17p
2000 Yamaha Wave Runner, 3
seater with trailer, very low hours,
good condition, $6500. 259-4602.
Solid wood cherry sleigh bed
with mattress & boxsprings, retail
$950, sacrifice for $395, can de-
liver. 904-858-9350. 8/lOtfc
Antique breakfront buffet, break-
front china cabinet, buffet, all ma-
hogany, can be seen at Southern
Charm. 259-4140. 12/9tfc
Mahogany secretary, beautiful
piece, excellent condition. South-
ern Charm 259-4140. 12/9tfc
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half
round foyer console. All pieces are
mahogany wood. Southern Charm.
259-4140. 2/3tfc
Dell keyboard & mouse, $10. 259-
2400. 6/15tfc

Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors, 1990 Ford F150 XLT, new tires,
canvases, drawing pads and much power steering & brakes, cruise Friday 8:00 am-l:00 pm, 121 N.
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth control, 5 speed, A/C, $3000. about 4 miles on left. More nice
Street, 259-3737. tfc 653-2222 or 813-9967. 8/10-31p jE stuff. Hope to see you.
Luxury queen pillowtop, in plastic, 1976 Chevrolet Scottsdale truck, Friday 8:00 am-?, US 90 to Sander-
$199. 904-398-5200. 8/lOtfc very good condition, 1 owner. Call
Solid wood coffee table, light col- Joe Rhoden at 259-3216. 8/3tfc sover railroad tracks, 2nd road on left,
ored with glass inserts, $75. 275- Cash for your junk car or truck. I over railrst house on ricks 2nd road oht
3007./ 3/16tfc haul. 904-509-0921. 5/4-10/26p Friday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 405 Linda
3X24 ft., 29 gauge, metal roofing; Moving must sell. 1994 Ford St
2x6, 44 ft., load bearing, trusses. F150, cold A/C, low miles, great S.
334-6695. 8 3-31o shape inside & out, drives better, Friday 8:00 am-noon, Copper Creek.

Bed, beautiful temp-pedic mem-
ory foam mattress & boxsprings.
new in plastic, with warranty, retail
$950, must sell $379, can deliver.
904-858-9350. 8/10tfc
Nikon Scan Touch oversized flat-
bed scanner with SCSI connection,
$75. 259-2400. 6/15tfc
Procraft boat, trolling motor, new
trailer, 1999 60 HP Johnson.-
$3000. 259-2474. 8/17p
1986 Regal Sebring boat, 18'6",
350 Mercruiser, new floor, runs
good, carburetor needs adjusting,
$2650. 275-2845. 8/17p
Sears Kenmore upright freezer,
15.1 CF, runs, $75; hard topper
for '98 Chevy S10, $150; miscella-
neous paint, 5 gallon buckets. $20
each. 259-8013 between 8:00 am.'
7:00 pm. 8 '17p
2000 Fleetwood 30 ft. 5th wheel,
2 slide outs, fully loaded; ready to
go, $17,000 OBO. 259-3763 leave
message. 8.'17p
1995 24 ft. Hornet travel trailer,
new tires, good condition, $4500
OBO. 677-6151 or 912-843-2135.
225 HP Mercury boat motor,
$1000: 17 ft. galvanized boat trail-
er, $600. 259-6865. 8,17p
25 ft. round above ground pool;
frame is 5 years old; liner, pump &
cover are new. automatic cleaner
included, $1000. 259-1743.
8, 17p
Chocolate leather couch in very
good condition; cherry dining table
with 4 side & 2 captain chairs &
leaf; walnut single pedestal desk,
47 yeas old, excellent condition.
Each item $50 firm. 259-4830.
Look! 22" tires & chrome rims,
great price, looks brand new, only
5000 miles, 6 lug, $1200; 5 Polk
speakers, 5x7, $100. 424-6768
anytime. 8/17p
Washer, $30; lots of books. Call
259-4362 after 5:00 pm. 8/17p
Three tracking collars for beagles,
219 frequency, used 3 times,
$300; 48" John Deere lawnmower,
good condition, $800. 904-237-
3721. 8/17p

1999 Honda Accord Coupe LX,
loaded, good condition, $8000.
904-588-2815. 8/17p

Driver Jacksonville Terminal

Dedicated Shorthaul
Avg. $683 $907 /week
85% preloaded/pretarped
CDL-A required

$3790 OBO. 465-3841. 8/10-17p
1993 Jeep Cherokee Sport, cold
a/c, runs good, $2500. 259-9563.
1974 International dump truck,
good dump bed, engine runs good,
transmission okay; $2800. 653-
1531. 81'17p
1994 Buick LeSabre, approximate-
ly 60,000 miles on engine & trans-
mission, new brakes, new tires,
new alternator, new battery & new
headliner, $3000. 571-0913.
2001 Kia Sephia, 4 door, runs
great, cold a/c, needs body work,
$1700. 275-4280 or 904-536-
0617. 8 17p
2005 Ford Explorer XLT, 4x4, black
in color, 20,000 -miles, $29,000.
259-3352. 8/17p
1991 Chevy S10, 2.8, V6, 5
speed, new clutch, cold a/c,
$2500. 275-4530. 8/17p
2005 Honda CR-V, automatic, cloth
seats, 47,000 miles, $16,500.
259-3352. 8/17p
2004 Nissan Frontier pickup truck,
6 cylinder, automatic w/overdrive,
electric windows, cruise control,
tilt wheel, CD & radio, 4 door, color
blue, locking tail gate. Like new,
still under warranty, only 11,750
miles.- 259-2354. 8/17p

Housecleaning service available.
Baker County area. Have own
transportation. Call Cindy at 259-
9563 until 9:00 pm. 8/17p
We do small job land clearing,
bush hog mowing, scatter dirt, root
rake, etc., also tree trimming & re-
moval. 259-7968. 1 6/29tfc
Affordable & dependable. Let me
take care of your cleaning needs.
Also available evenings & week-
ends. Call 259-8310. 8/17p

er, works good. $50;
men, boys & women's

Electric wheelchair, new, $600; freez-
fireplace, new, will take $250: lots of

Saturday 7:00 am-?, Glen Church. Aunt Mary Harvey Rd. Shop
in a 'c.
Saturday 7:00 am-?, 713 Chipshot Dr. Little bit of everything.
Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm, 121 Martha Dr. Jr. clothing, lots
of items.
Saturday 7:00 am-2:00 pm, Corner of 228 & South Blvd.
Electric organ w music, un-opened baby toiletries, namebrand
women's clothes, big men's clothes, computers & monitors.
small appliances, videos. glassware, kitchenware, adjustable
hospital bed, children's clothes, declining table, much more.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 1677 Boyd Rd., Bryceville. Take 90 E. to
Brandy Branch Rd. N. to Boyd Rd. W. Plus size clothes, fishing
tackle, new Christian t-shirts canvas bags, lots of extras.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, 5571 Woodlawn Cemetery Rd.
Look for pink signs. Lots of books, clothes, dishes and other
stuff. Cheap. Bring your loose change for bargains.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm, 716 Short Putt Dr. Lots
of good things, Chevy pickup hood & passenger door. Multi
family. 259-5740.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, Ray Phillips Rd. to Webb
Rd. to Persimmon. Wide variety of items, too numerous to list.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, 10255 N. Glen Ave.

Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in
good condition. Call Karirn at South-
ern Charm 259-4140. 2/13tfc,
Do you nave a junl car or truck youL
want hauled off or to sell? 259-
7968. 4/22tfc

Must sell. Pit bull pups,
red/redngse, 14 weeks old, were
$200, now $100, 3 left 2 choc-
olate, 1 red/red brindle (males).
Hurry! 259-8929. 8/17-31p
Dogs: all types from puppies to
adults. Animal Control, $50 board-
ing fees will apply. 259-6786.

Two Cockatiels 1 white, 1 peach
with cage, $160; 1 male Boston
Terrier, shots, 8 months, $300.
259-8863 leave message.- 8 '17p
Happy Jack mange medicine pro-
motes healing & hairgrowth in
any mange or barespot on dogs &
horses without steroids. Glen Cash
Store 259-2381. www.e-stitch.
com. 8/17p

Hunting club needs 3 members,
1200 acres, still hunt only. Call
259-3580 for more information.


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An excellent opportunity for a
bright, self-motivated person
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Apply to:
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, August 17, 2006 Page Five-B

Ride share from Macclenny to
downtown Jacksonville, Monday -
Friday. 384-2023. 8/17-24p

Best location in the county for the
new drive. thru convenience store
concept, drive through gourmet cof-
fee shop, carwash, dry/fold laun-
dromat, ice vending machine, drive
through produce, barber shop, hot
dog stand; office or retail space.
100 .ft. frontage by 140 ft. deep,.
located on S. 6th St. between Waf-
fle House & American Inn, 350
ft. to 1-10. This "hot" location is
available for only $125,000. Call
Florida Crown Realty 259-6555.

Notice to readers:
The newspaper often publishes classi-
fied advertising on subjects like work-
at-home,-weight loss products, health
products. While the newspaper uses
reasonable discretion in in deciding on
publication of such ads, it takes no
responsibility as to the trurhfulness of
clair:is. Respondents should use cau-
tion and common s ense before send-
ing *ar, none, or nipihrig otrier conr.
mirtnierts based on rarmerint arnd or
promises: demand specifics in writing.
iou ,ran also call the Federal Trade
Co:nmmissionr at 1 S77-FTC-HELP io find
out her. to s.pot fraudulent solicitations.
Penmember: if r. sounds too good to be
true. it probably' is. The Baker County

Baker County Sheriff's Office is
now accepting applications for LPN.
Please contact Chief John Finley at
259-2231. Baker County Sheriff's
Office is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. 8/17c
Company specializing in erosion
control now hiring the following
positions: crew leaders, equip-
ment operators, 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. 8/17p
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools, benefits after 90 days.
259-5877. 12/30tfc
Autocrafters Collision Repair
needs a porter/car wash/janitor.
Must have a clean driving record.-
Apply in person at 180 S. Lowder
St. 8/17-24p
A Touch of Grass Lawn Service
needs experienced full time
licensed driver. 259-7335. 3/23tfc
Local church looking for some-
one to work in the nursery on a
regular basis. Sunday evenings,
Wednesday evenings & other times
* When needed. If interested, please
call Perry or Beverly at 259-6977.
Reference & background checks
required. 8/17-24c
Experienced A/C service tech/
installer needed. Must have driver's
license & tools. 259-0893.
Part time w/full time potential.
Looking for motivated, qualified per-
son in Baker and surrounding area.
Experience in sales helpful. Reply
with resume & references to P.O.
Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063.
6 2ric

Experienced metal roofer need-
ed, dependable, driver's license
required,.good.pay. 904-251-5804,
after 7:00 pm, call 259-3757.
Northeast Florida State Hospital,
a Governor's Sterling Award
Winner is currently seeking to
fill the following positions: Sr.
Physician (Psychiatrist), Registered
Nurse Specialist, Mental Health
Program Analyst, Sr. Psychologist,
Rehabilitation Therapist, Custodial
Worker, Food Support Worker,
Support Service Aide, Senior Clerk,
Maintenance Mechanic, Mental
Health Security Specialist, Sr.
Motor Vehicle Operator and Fiscal
Assistant 11. Selected applicants will
be hired as County employees, eli-
gible for County benefits. However,
the physical location of employment
will be on site at Northeast Florida
State Hospital located at 7487 S.
SR 121, Macclenny. 904-259-6122,
fax #904-259-7104. Salary will be
'determined based upon applicable
position. Applications and posi-
tion information (class specifica-
tions and positions descriptions)
are available at Northeast Florida
/State Hospital, Human Resources,
Administration Building at the
address listed above. These posi-
tions will be posted in accordance
with Baker County posting require-
ments for a period of 14 days.
Posting will begin on Monday,
August 7, 2006 and close on
Monday, August 21, 2006. Faxed
resumes will be accepted and an
application and position informa-
tion mailed upon receipt of con-
firmed fax. Applications cannot be
considered after the closing date
referenced. 8 10-17c

A/C service tech/installer. New
construction & change outs.
Reference & good driving record a
must. Pay depending on experience.
Big sign on bonus. 259-8038.
Whitfield's Custom Landscaping
has an immediate opening. Call
259-3084. 8/17c
Local home care agency looking
for full time/part time' Physical
Therapist and Occupational
Therapist. Contact Lacy of Linda at
259-3111. 5/25tfc
Michael & Jonathan's is looking for
a person with commercial lawn ser-
vice experience and a person for our
landscape & irrigation crew. Need
not apply if you don't have a valid
driver's license. 1 week paid vaca-
tion, 5 paid holidays & insurance
benefits. 259-7388. 8/10-17c
The Town of Glen St. Mary has an
outstanding opportunity for a main-
tenance trainee. Applicants should
have knowledge of basic build-
ing maintenance, lawn equipment
maintenance, organizational skills
and be able to work with the public.
Applicants should also be able to
operate mowers, tractors and other
land power tools as well as perform
a variety of manual labor tasks in
the maintenance and repair of Town
grounds and facilities. Applications
can be obtained at Town Hall,
Monday Friday, 8:30 am-12:30
pm or mail your resume to P.O. Box
519, Glen St. Mary, FL. 32040.
Deadline is August 24, 2006. Equal
Opportunity Employer. 8/17c

Human Service Worker II. Northeast
Florida State Hospital, a Governor's
Sterling Award Winner, is currently
seekingto fill Human Service Worker
II positions.' Our location is 7487 S.'
SR 121, Macclenny, Starting salary
is $752.88 bi-weekly. Duties include
assisting individuals with activities
of daily living and personal hygiene,
maintaining a clean environment for
the individuals and recording data
in theclinical record. Qualifications
include: one year of experience in
a medical, psychiatric, nursing or
childcare setting or working with
developmentally- disable persons.
College or vocational/technical
training can substitute at the rate
of 30 semester, 45 quarter or 720
classroom hours for the required
experience. Applications are to be
completed at www.myflorida.com.
Pipe foreman, water, sewer &
storm. Insurance & benefits. Call
Allbright Contracting at 259-0792.
In-store demonstrators. New
Products Movers, a national staff-
ing agency, is looking for individuals
to execute in-store demonstrations.
Must be able to engage shoppers
to demonstrate products, promote
brands and distribute samples
and brochures. Excellent position
for those who want to work mostly
weekends part-time. To, apply, call
800-768-4650 ext. 18533 or visit

Northeast Florida State Hospital
is seeking a Senior Motor Vehicle
Operator #09563 as a backup
driver. Applicant must possess a
Class B CDL license with air brake
endorsement and have one experi-
ence in operating a motor vehicle.
Applicant will assist the grounds
crew on a regular basis. Apply
on-line at https://PeopleFirst.
MyFlorida.com. 8/17-24c
Security officers, all areas of
Jacksonville. Call Giddens Security
384-8071 or apply in person at 528
S. Edgewood Ave. 8/17-9/7c
Drivers: CDL-A, O/Ops or teams.
No forced dispatch. 44 offic-
es nationwide. 85% gtoss, paid
weekly. Insurance available. JRC
Transportation. 800-344-4029.

: Advertising Deadline
Monday at 5:00

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Serving North Florida and
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Breakers, plugs, switches
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Tree removal Light hauling
Stump removal
We haul or buy junk cars and trucks
We sell horses
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24 hour service
Call Danny
Jesus is the Only Way
2" and 4" wells
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Footers Foundations
Sidewalks Driveways
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Free estimates
Professional painting
Pressure washing
Interior exterior
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Lawn mowing ~ Tractor work
Clean-up ~ Hauling

Complete site & underground
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We sell dirt &,slag
Hourly rate available on:
grader, dozer & trackhoe work
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New construction remodeling
Free estimates
Custom Homes
Residential & Commercial
New construction Framing
Remodeling Additions
545-8316 cell
Keith Muse, owner
Design / Build
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;THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, August 17, 2006 Page Six-B

Notice to Readers
AlI real estate advertising in this news-
paper is subject to the Fair Housing Act
-which makes it illegal to advertise "any
preference, limitation or discrimina-
-tion based on race, color, religion, sex,
-handicap, familiar status or national ori-
-gin, or an intention, to make any such
preference, limitation or discrimination."
.Familial status includes children under
the age of 18 living with parents or legal
custodians, pregnant women and people
-securing custody of children under 18.
-This newspaper will not knowingly accept
:any advertising for real estate which is
i n violation of the law. Our readers are
thereby informed that all dwellings adver-
;tised in this newspaper are available on
:on equal opportunity basis. To complain
of discrimination, call HUD toll free at 1-
-800-669-9777. The toll free telephone
-number for the impaired'is 1-800-927-
2.10 acres on Shave's Bluff Rd.
Singlewide with pole barn, $65,000.
,220-8383 or 483-7501. 8/17-24p
.8.18 acres off Mudlake Rd & Mallie
;Davis Rd. Well, septic tank& pole.
Ready to move your mobile home
.n. Will deliver: & set-up home for
%uyer. $130,000. Call 259-3763'
leave message. S 8/3-24p
Beautiful i acre lot off Barber Bros.
;Circle, ready to build on, $50,000.
904-403-0060. 8/17c
*Jack Lee Construction spec home
S n Copper Creek, 3 BR, 21/2 full
baths. Call 781-5117 or 904-751-
S6053. 6/22tfc
Brick home on 3/4 acre in city. lim-
its, 3 BR plus office, 1 BA, close
So schools, iarge carport & patio,
$225,000. 259-3689 or 881-9517.
-Large desirable lot in Copper Creek,
-one of the largest & last in Phase II,
-$70,000. 259-6199. 6/29tfc
Public Notice: Respected devel-
bper announces1 release of Phase
1 ;marsh,- lake and wooded home
-sites in new, gated and upscale riv-
erfront community near beaches on
Gfeorgia coast. Free 24 hour record-
ed information at 800-293-2511
ext. 2001. 8/17-9/7p
27 acres off US 301 near Bryceville,
$250K. 904-483-7617 or 449-
6184. 7/20tfc
Beautiful cypress home on 1/2 acre,
1638 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA, $195,000.
904-838-3746. 8/10-17p

'75 25 acres cleared, with stream
located in Danridge, TN, min-
;utes from Dollywood, nice barn,
$15,000/acre, 904-334-8904.,

New construction. 3 BR, 2 BA brick
house in Hunter's Ridge, 2307 total
SF, great room, kitchen, back porch,
$239,000. 259-4602 or 259-6546.
3 BR, 2 BA house with 2 rental
mobile homes on 13.2+- acres in
the Georgia Bend area, big work-
shop & 2nd kitchen, $190,000.
904-629-1779. 5/25tfc
10 acres, restricted to homes,
nice property, good location, bring
your horses, $138,900. 259-3878.

3 BR, 1% BA brick home in city,
no smoking, no pets, $900/month,,
1st & last plus deposit. 259-8185
or 904-591-1910 ask for Jason.'
3 BR, 2 BA brick home, carport,
utility shed, privacy fence, $950/
month plus deposit. 259-6849.
3 BR, 1 BA house in town, 1st, last
& "security deposit, $750/month.
259-2495. .8/17p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on .50
acres in town, fenced, inside has.
been remodeled, 1st month plus
security deposit, $625/month. 904-
588-3896 between 10:00 am-3:00
pm. 8/17p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on large
lot, 3 miles from town, $600/month,
$600 deposit, no pets. 545-7688.
New 3 BR, 2 BA in Timberlane,
$800 plus security deposit, refer-
ences required. 904-864-6072.
2 BR house, living room, dining
room, kitchen, front & back porch-
es, appliances, CH/A, all electric,
$700/month, $800 deposit, no ani-.
mals, 2 references required. 259-
696q. 8/17c

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2" & 4" Wells
Water & Iron Conditioners
Call Roger or Roger Dale
Family Owned & Operated
Licensed & Insured 4~

2 BR house w/storage building
on 1/2 acre in Sanderson, CH/A,
water conditioner, ceramic tile &
carpet. Credit check & 1 year lease
required. No smoking. $600/month,
$600 security deposit. 259-4126.
Mobile homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-
860-4604. 3/17tfc
3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes, no pets,
garbage, water & mowing provided,
$450-$600/month. 912-843-8118.
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on 5 acres
with stocked fish pond, carport/
garage on Mudlake Rd., $900/
month, $1200 deposit. 259-9066.
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, carpet
& vinyl flooring, living room, kitch-
en, dining room on .50 acre lot in
Sanderson. All electric appliances,.
$700 security deposit, $700/month.,
Please call between the hours of
9:00 am-5:00 pm, weekdays ONLY.
259-3343 or 626-8424. 6/ltfc
Beautiful 1600 SF new home with
jacuzzi in' MBR, all electric applianc-
es, beautiful neighborhood, inside
city, $2100 security deposit, $1400/
month. Please call 259-3343 week-
days between 9:00 am-5:00 pm.,
14x60, 2 BR, 1 BA electric heat,
big window unit, $500/month, $700
deposit, 2 references required, no
pets. 259-6966. 8/17c
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on Mudlake
Rd. CH/A, yard work included, $550/
month. Call 259-4884 for more info.

September Special. St. Augustine,
I BR condo, sleeps 4, large heated
pool, $500/week, monthly rates
available. 904-483-7617. 7/20tfc

Office/retail space, 735 S. 6th St.,
Macclenny, 800 SF, $850/month.
259-3519'or 221-4592.

New office space, 480 SF on West
'US 90, Glen St. Mary. OD Rewis
259-6735. 7/27tfc

Commercial building, 1100 SF of
office space divided in to 3 offices
& 1 BA. 1 block from courthouse on
4th St., directly behind Dependable
Heating & Air. Just $650/month,
deposit required. 259-6546 or 259-
4602. 7/13tfc

1999 Doublewide, 3 BR, 2 BA,
new appliances, large master BA
with garden tub, excellent condition,
must be moved, $30,000. 259-
1461. 8/17p

S If your home, or

someones you know,

has exceptional

interior design,

unique architecture or

special features-.

Contact Kelley Lannigan at


259-2400 or


Coordinate and manage Take Stock
In Children Program at Lake City
Community College and five coun-
ties served. Bachelor's Degree and
two years management or superviso-
ry experience. Valid drivers license
and reliable transportation.
Salary $30,410.00 annually
plus benefits.
Position open until filled.
College application required. Position
details and application available on the
web at: www.lakecitycc.edu
Human Resource Development
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025

Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail:. boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association, of Colleges and Schools
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Must be computer literate and self motivated with a
take charge attitude.
Very good pay and benefits
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Apply at or send resume to:
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Lake Butler, FL 32054

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Welcome to-Rolling Meadows, our newest Baker County neighborhood, offering a quiet
countryside setting and plenty of space for a growing family. Choose from expansive homesites
up to 1-acre, many backing up to a scenic lake. Call or visit today for more information.


Plus, purchase by August 31" and receive our Deluxe Kitchen Package, including:
42" upper cabinets -Large crown molding Roll-outtrays for cookware storage- Cooktop, microwave and dishwasher

From the $100s
2-car garages
3 to 4 bedrooms, 2 to 3 bathrooms
Approx. 1,612 to 2,650 sq. ft.

Map nt drawn to scale.

DIRECTIONS: West on 1-10 to Exit 336. Right on SR 228 West. Go approx. 3 miles.
SR 228 will curve to left and become CR 23B. Community is approx. V2 mile on the right.

SALES CENTER HOURS: Tuesday Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday and Monday, 12 to 6 p.m.

Browse and chat with our professional design team!
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Offer valid for new buyers on new contracts signed between August 1, 2006 and August 31, 2006 which dose by September 30, 2006. Deluxe kitchen may vary by plan, collection, location and/or community and may include 42" cabinets with sizable crown.molding, microwave and dishwasher. Ask Sales Associate for details. Offers must be mentioned at time of contract and are not
valid on lot or community transfers, plan changes or in conjunction with any other offer. Richmond American Homes reserves the right to change or withdraw these offers at any time without notice. Prices, specifications. Incentives and availability are subject to change or withdrawal at any time without notice. CBC058803. 0 2006 Richmond American Homes of Florida, LP. RSLo

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