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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 31, 2006
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Macclenny (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Baker County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Baker -- Macclenny
Coordinates: 30.283333 x -82.116667 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
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    Section A: Main: Social
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    Section A: Main continued
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    Section A: Main: Obituaries
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    Section A: Main continued
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    Section A: Main: Sports
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    Section A: Main continued
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    Section B: Real Estate
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    Section B: Classifieds
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Paid circulation leader Winner of22 state and nationalawards for jour nalism excellence m 2006

77th Year, Vol. 19 Thursday, August 31, 2006 Macclenny, Florida 50

SNo litot ID- vour vote is provisional and counted by the canvassing board after election day.

Four accused of defrauding elderly aunt of $352,000

Press Publisher
Four members of a Macclen-
ny family are accused in a civil
lawsuit filed last week of bilking
an elderly and infirm relative out
of an estimated $352.000. most
of it looted from bank accounts
and certificates of deposits.
The Jacksonville attorney rep-
resenting Margaret NI. Gray. 73,
also sought and got an emergency

injunction preventing defendants
Jimmy and Frances iClaudettel
Gray, their son Jimmy A. Gra\
and his \\ ife Janet NI. Linn from
selling any assets or transferring
private funds from bank account-s
until the matter is resol-ed.
The injunction also freezes all
of theirbank accounts., and blocks
transfers by other defendants in
the suit. including Watson Cus-
tom Home Builders. Mountain

Boyfriend now

murder suspect

View Mortgage Co. and Branch
Banking and Trust Co.
The Grays also could face
criminal fraud and embezzle-
ment charges in a parallel action.
though the state attorney's office
has \et to complete a review\ of
the allegations. Sheriff's investi-
gators have been looking into the
case for several weeks.
Ronald A. Davis. the attor-
ney hired b\ plaintiff Mrs. Gray,

w ho is the sister-in-law of the
elder Jimmy Gray. contends the
time-line of actions taken by the
defendants reflects a clear intent
to grab power of attorney from
her shortly after she was admit-
ted seni-comotose to NMacclenny
Nursing and Rehab Center on
May 26 of this year.
Their actions in subsequent
days included coercing LMrs.
Gray into signing a notarized let-

ier giving her assets over to the
younger Jimmy Gray on May 29.
and on May 30. sweeping sev-
eral bank accounts clean of cash
and CDs to the tune of about
$250.000. Mr. Davis alleges.
On June 21. the defendants
sold Mrs. GraY's home in north
Jacksonville for $93.000 to the
boyfriend of a city inspector w\ho
investigated the property on a
complaint involving unsanitary

criminal changes

conditions due to a proliferation
of cats.
They also allegedly\ took pos-
session of je\elrn and possibly
more cash \\orth $12,000 stored
in a safe box at the residence.
said Mr. Da\ is.
"'The defendants used the
plaintiff's temporary mental in-
competency to their advantage
(Page 2 please)

-.Press Staff
When NMelinda Wilson was
in court last w eek facing a first
degree murder charge in the bru-
tal killing of a Sanderson man.
she pleaded with her boyfriend,
"Stevie. tell them the truth."
On Monday, he apparently
took her advice.
Steve Arnold reportedly con-
fessed that he was the one who
viciously and repeatedly stabbed
68-year-old Dorsey Bennett the
evening of August 12.
SHe said, however, that Mr.
Bennett was the first to pull a
knife during an argument over
some guns that Ms. Wilson and
Mr. Arnold wanted to borrow.
Mr. Arnold. 51. was in jail for
grand theft in connection with
the murder whenthe sent word
that he wanted to speak with
Chief Chuck Brannan of the'
Baker County Sheriff's Office.
They met at 10:30 am, spoke
for several minutes, when the of-
ficer confronted him with incon-
sistencies in his previous story,
which had Ms. Wilson, 4stab-
bing and killing Mr. Bennett.
Mr. Arnold, of Sanderson,
did not have an attorney but
was read his Miranda rights be-
fore the interview began, police
On Tuesday afternoon during
his first appearance in court on
the murder charge, assistant pub-
lic defender John Maguire said
Mr. Arnold had been assigned
a lawyer from Gainesville. The
lawyer was not present and Mr.
Arnold said he did not know his
name or phone number.
County Judge Joey Williams
ordered him held without bond.
A grand jury will decide fol-
lowing a Thursday afternoon
hearing whether to indict Ms.
Wilson and Mr. Arnold on first
degree murder.
Mr. Bennett, who lived alone,
was found dead August 13 by
his son Marcus Bennett, who'd
gone to visit him at his home on
Clarence Bennett Road.
The vicim had several stab
wounds in his back, sides, chest
and head, and, according to the
incident report, his throat was

6 89076 4,8819 8

The cause of death, hopweyr,
was reportedly a stab w found to
the heart.
Sheriff Joey Dobson said
tips from the community helped
investigators identify the sus-
. According to Mr. Arnold,
he and Ms. Wilson went to Mr.
Bennett a few days before the
murder to borrow guns so they
could threaten some individuals
in Jacksonville. but Mr. Bennett
said no.
The couple decided to return
later and take the guns by force
if necessary.
When Mr. Bennett answered
the door, Ms. Wilson asked to
use the bathroom while Mr. Ar-
nold again asked for the guns.
Mr. Bennett became agitated
and said, "I ain't going to give
y'all no... guns," then pulled out
a yellow pocket knife.
(Page 6 please)



Sparse gathering last Saturday evening for political rally in Glen
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.,0,_ racii. OI gubernatorial candidate,'. CCarol Ca.,akgier, ,tOrl Olaudo. dr,,ve iot Giii lhdii t = miia r a briet bhr spirited address PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN

Full House: The Heftys of Gln St Mary

Y KELLEY LANNIGAN important thing. Their strong Christian faith acts as the date their large brood of children who range in age from
'ess Staff mortar that holds the large family together and infuses two to 19.
When Andrew and Mary Hefty were dating and con- their daily life with a spirit of sharing and cooperation. Four of the children are adopted. Some of the children
during marriage, she asked him how many children he They even live in the former Blessed Advent Christian also have: special needs for challenges such as physical
anted. His answer: one at a time. Church, which they bought and reno\ ated.to accommo- and de\ elopmental disabilities, Do\\ n's s) ndrome and au-

These days, and twelve children
later, the philosophy of the Glen St.
Mary family is grounded in the mes-
sage of Psalm 127: ..."Like arrows in
the hand of a warrior are the sons of
one's youth. Happy is the, man who
has his quiver full of them."
"We didn't exactly plan any of
this," says Mrs. Hefty, laughing. "It
just seems to be what the Lord had
planned for us."
Andrew and Mary both grew up
in the Orange Park area. After mar-
rying, they lived for a while in Mary-
land where their first three children
were born. Mary worked nights and
Andrew days. They both came to
believe, based on their faith, that the
mother should be in the home with
the children. They moved back to
Florida, their goal for Mary to be
able to stay home.
"In order to do that we had to be
able to get by on one income, said Mr.
Hefty, a computer technician for Sun
Guard Company. "Settling in Baker
County, where the cost of living was
lower, allowed us to do that."
For the Heftys, family is the most

Mealtime is definitely a family affair as the entire Hefty clan gathers for supper. From left: Mother Mary Hefty, Carly, 3,
Abigale, 8, Catherine, 5, Benjamin, 15, Stephen, 8, Jessie, 4, Father Andrew Hefty, Rebecca, 7, Rachel, 3, Elizabeth, 19,
Joshua, 17, Gabriel, 6 and Daniel, 2. PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN

The house's utilitarian interior
would probably ne\ er show up in the
pages of Veranda magazine, but that
was never the intended purpose. One
enters a central dining room dominat-
ed by a long picnic table and benches.
To one side is a modem kitchen filled
with stainless steel restaurant grade
appliances. The other side opens
into a room lined with desks whert.
the Hefty children, who are hom@r
schooled, spend time on their lessons.
and other activities.
The entire family shares every as;-
pect of the evening meal, from prepay
ration and setting the table, to serv-
ing, clearing and cleaning up. The
smell of Shepherd's Pie baking in th6
oven lures 10-year-old Stephen, clad
in a brown Star Wars Jedi robe, intQi
the busy kitchen.
"I'm hungry," he declares as he
brandishes his plastic light saber. ;
Soon, the food is blessed and eat.-
en, with the older siblings helping'the
younger as needed. Any medications
the children need are administered at
(Page 4 please)

One ojdefendants in lan uit is di "ector of Community Action Agency; state to consider flings

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday August 31, 2006 Page 2

Accused of defrauding elderly aunt...

(From page 1)
to induce her to sign a power of
attorney," reads the complaint.
"They went on a massive spend-
ing spree which included new
vehicles and real property."
Real estate records reflect the
purchase of two homes by the
couple in the west Macclenny
subdivision Leaning Oaks in
July one for $160,000 and the
other for $168,000. The injunc-
tion bans the Grays from trans-
ferring or selling them.
The lawsuit alleges further that
the defendants falsely told Mrs.
Gray, who was married to the
elder Jimmy Gray's late brother,
that her home in San Mateo was
going to be condemned by the
city and she would end up with
nothing. When several of the el-
derly woman's friends expressed
misgivings about signing over
attorney power, they were alleg-
edly told they could be held cul-
pable if the residence ended up
condemned and worthless.
Employees of the south Mac-
clenny nursing home also were
skeptical of the relatives' at-
tempts to force the ill Mrs. Gray
into signing away assets, the
lawsuit says. When she signed
over the house, outside notaries
were brought in to attest that
Mrs. Gray did so freely.
"They apparently did talk to
her and were satisfied my client
knew what she was doing, but
how can a notary make that de-
termination? That's something
professionals do," argued Attor-
ney Davis during a telephone in-
terview the afternoon of August
An attempt was made that
same evening to elicit comment
from the defendants, but they did
not respond to request on their
home answering recorder.
The older Mrs. Gray, director
of the Northeast Florida, Com-
munity Action Agency's office
in Baker County, appeared at the
Macclenny Commission Tues-
day evening with a budget re-
quest (see related article page
nine).. : .:, -- ,,

The defendants hired Brian
Kelley, a Jacksonville defense at-
torney and former local prosecu-
tor, who Mr. Davis said contends
the power of attorney affidavit
and letter allowing Jimmy Gray,
Jr. essentially free-rein over his
aunt's assets are valid.
The Grays also say they had
a prior arrangement with their
relative to manage her assets and
furnish her a place to live follow-
ing the sale of her house.
"Even if she gave them the
power of attorney, they are still
bound to act in her behalf, 'and
their actions certainly don't re-
flect that'," contends Mr. Davis.,
"The truth is, they thought this
(confinement to the nursing
home in a state of dementia) was
it, that she was gone,"
Mr. Davis says he can account
for only a fraction of what he be-
lieves the Grays took: $10,000
down payment for each new

$7500 in stolen
Two sheriff's deputies ar-
rested a neighbor in the theft of
more than $7500 in automotive
tools from a parked truck over-
night on August 24.
James Pifer said he found a
door. ajar on his Mac Tools route
truck about midday, and called
police when he realized it had
been burglarized overnight out-
side his residence off Herbert
Harris Road.
Deputy Sgt. Thomas Dyal
tracked footprints from the
scene to a neighboring double
wide off the same road, and
shortly thereafter he and Deputy
Darrin Whitaker questioned the
occupants of a Jeep that pulled
up to the address:
Brandon Johnson, 25, of
Sanderson admitted upon ques-
tioning that he took the tools
and stashed them in the rear of
the Jeep and under the residence
belonging to the other occupant
of the vehicle, identified as 25-

home, $10,000 in real estate clos-
ing fees and $5000 to the nursing
"We don't know where the
rest of it is, frankly, and the in-
junction is meant to stop all ac-
tivity until we can sort this out,"
said the attorney, noting that his
client's overall condition has
improved since May and she re-
mains in the nursing home.
He also indicated he intends
to seek damages well in excess
of the alleged missing funds if
he succeeds in the civil action.
They would likely take the form
of judgements against the Gray
couples; they already have at
least five judgements outstand-
ing, according to public records
researched by Mr. Davis.
Defendant Janet Linn is now
'Janet Gray; the couple wed in
July just days after they closed
on the house in Leaning Oaks.

tools recovered
year-old Misty Daniels. She was
not charged,
Mr. Johnson was booked for
grand theft and burglary, and
the tools were recovered. They
ranged in value from $29 to

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EDITOR Michael Rinker
NEWS 'FEATURES Kelley Lannigan
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COMMENT Cheryl R. Pingel
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he appreciated send-off

Bangor; MV1aine ai ;port

August 27. 2006
BANGOR. Maine-By the
dateline on this article, you can
tell we're moving and have in.,
fact, arrived safely in Kuwait
for a few days awaiting our next
I was fullU intending to \\rite
this week about my first im-
pressions upon returning to the
Iraqi theater after a 2-plus year
absence. That -changed quickly
- -when-we stepped off the plane
'in Bangor and I decided to write"
about my last impressions before
leaving the United States.
Many times when you're go-
ing through some airports like
Atlanta or Baltimore, someone
will make an announcement that
a certain unit from here or there
has just returned from military
service overseas in support of the
Global War on Terrorism.
Moments later, a bunch of
grinning, blushing young men
and women walk around the cor-
ner and are usually greeted with
a standing ovation, chants of
"USA!" and thumbs-up from the
travelers in the airport.
I've never seen it happen when
I didn't get pretty emotional.
When we got off the plane in
Bangor. we walked into the small
terminal and were immediately
greeted by bout 40 people wav-
ing flags and giving out hugs.
The group included many veter-

ans and their families and ranged
from a 91-year-old \woman to
eight- ear-old Janmie Pullen, \ho
%went from soldier to soldier col-
lecting autographs.
The group %%as a part of the
Maine Troop Greeters. an all-
volunteer bunch of locals who
have greeted as of FridaN. Au-'
gust 23, 2006-1,745 planes.
329,074 troops and 35 dogs who
have passed through the airport
since May, 2003 as part of Oper-
ation Iraqi Freedom and Opera-
tion Enduring Freedom.
Headed up by Bill Knight,
%\ ho said his greeters meet up to
.ten'.aircraft a day a't times xx itli as
little as two hours notice, the pro-
gram started after Desert -Storm
because of what happened to sol-
diers returning from Vietnam.
"Our soldiers, Marines, sail-
ors and airmen came back from
Vietnam and couldn't be soldiers
anymore," Knight said. "They
couldn't wear their uniforms
in public, couldn't be proud of
their service to our country. We
can't do anything about that, but
we can sure as hell make sure it
doesn't happen again."
The thing that made our lay-'
over even more meaningful was
as we landed we saw an Ameri-
can Airlines jet that had a televi-
sion news truck outside with a
reporter interviewing passengers
as they disembarked.
That flight from London to
Chicago had been diverted to
Bangor because intelligence had
revealed a possible "bad guy"
on board, according, to the FBI.
Authorities arrested a terrorist

'Rest ofMcCoy story
Dear Editor:
We would like to say something about the side of Minister James
McCoy's life that was not mentioned in last week's article about him
being Jacksonville's 100th homicide of the year.
We grieve for a man who showed us all what God was able to do
with a life that had been cast down and forsaken. James reminded us
that the Bible is not a fairy tale if you have faith in the words written
We are not contesting what was written, only finishing the article.
Minister James McCoy served faithfully at, Emmanuel Church of
God in Christ where Elder Jonathan Ruise was both his pastor and a
father figure. In the last six years, he served in the ministry of the Lord
going out to feed the homeless, visiting the sick and taking care of the
elderly. He gave clothing to those who could not afford it.
Minister McCoy's life exemplified love, joy, happiness and peace.
He remembered what is was like not to feel loved, and decided to al-
ways show love. He remembered what it was like to not have a friend,
so he was always friendly.
His life was like the rays of the sun touching someone near and far.
We are honored that God allowed us to know Minister James and his
memory will never be forgotten.
Cora L. Ruie
The Lee and Ruise families

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suspect % hen the plane landed. It
put things in perspective for us.
So. w\e were welcomed to
Bangor by the Maine Troop
Greeters w\ho offered us cand\.
cookies and other goodies for
our trip. They also handed us cell
phones to use for a last call home
before leaving the States.
All of the services are provided
without funds from any outside
sources like the USO- which by
the way continues to do a great
job of supporting our troops.
The airport provided a room
and everything else is provided
by the fine people of that tow% n.-
In return, the soldiers hand over
pictures, patches, plaques .and
other mementoes that now fill
the room and they leave with,
fond memories of a small airport,
in Maine.
After spending a couple of
wonderful hours with these folks
and the stranded passengers from
the diverted American flight,
we re-boarded our flight and
moved on, but not before passing
through the gauntlet one more
time to receive more hugs and
good wishes for our journey.
I went through trying to main-
tain my composure. One woman
gave me a, hug and said, "Ma-
jor, God Speed to you and be
safe. We'll be here when you get
All I could say was, "Thanks...
Can't wait."

McCoy worked to

turn life around
Dear Editor:
Regarding your article on
James McCoy last week, I'd like
to note that he was a murder vic-
tim, the 100th Jacksonville ho-
micide for 2006. This is a shock-
ing statistic we should all take
note of.
As for James, he was a former
employee here and I understand
he had worked very hard in the
past year to get his life together.
With the help and guidance of a
local pastor and his wife, James
had come to know the Lord.
I am sure he struggled on a
daily basis with life situations
and challenges, just like we all
do. At his funeral there was an
outpouring of compassion from
friends and family.
In the end, it doesn't matter
what you did in your past, as
long as you ask forgiveness in
the present. My deepest sympa-
thy to James' family and friends
during this time.
Stacey Waltman Conner
Human Resources
Macclenny Nursing and Rehab

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I'm confused. I'm so con-
fused. I ordinarily enjoy watch-
ing negative political ads for
the entertainment value, but this
batch of political ads just has me
scratching my head.
Yesterday I \ as w watching tel-
evision and saxw a spate of Re-
publican ads for governor. If you
believe e these ads and of course
I believe even word because
who would lie in a political ad,
both Tom Gallagher and Charlie
Crist are pro-choice. gun-hating.
gaP marriage-loving liberals. At

It's kind of strange. since I had
ne\er heard that about either of
them. I always thought the\ were
consern active. If it is true that the\
are gun-hating liberals, \ou'd
think that makes them political
allies instead of opponents.
But what doI know.
The same ads claim they
are walking hand-in-hand with
Governor Jeb Bush and plan to
further his policies. Hmm...wait
a minute! Does that mean that
Governor Bush is a pro-choice,
gun-hating, gay marriage-loving
liberal? I never knew&that either.
Isn't it surprising what you can
learn from political ads?
If y.ou believe these ads, Go\.
Bush is doing a lot of hand hold-
ing with members of his party.
Crist, Gallagher, secretary of
state and senate candidate Kath-
erine Harris, some guy running
for comptroller, and state Senator
Jim King of Jacksonville have all
been walking hand-in-hand with
Gov. Bush.
In fact, I told my friend Lil
Smith, who is a big fan of the
governor, that she seems to be
the only conservative in the state.
who hasn't been walking hand-
in-hand with Jeb. I think that
she should feel slighted. Maybe
she knows something about that
whole gun-hating, pro-choice
thing. I'll have to ask.
Speaking of Katherine Har-
ris, have you seen her commer-
cials and those of her opponent,
Will McBride? Harris is bill-
ing herself as gutsy. I think her:
campaign staff might have other
names for her. Two complete
staffs have quit during the course
of her campaign and there's talk
that she might be planning on
sending a third into the eye of
Hurricane Ernesto just to dem-
onstrate her gustinesss."
She is best known for having
been Florida's secretary of state
during the 2000 "hanging chad"
presidential brouhaha between

George Bush and Al Gore.
She probablI hoped that the ,
president's brother would have ...
gi\x en her a lot more support i.n
this campaign, but he has been b
strangely silent. I wonder whhy?
Perhaps her opponent has an idea ;
as to \ hy.
Her opponent is literally beg-7
ging Republicans not to gie up.
the campaign as a lost cause and
to \ote for him as a Republican *
."'ho can \\in." \ Will cBride ,-
is a kind of roly-pol\. rumpled .
looking young gu. \ ho comes ii
across looking more like the pro- 4
duce manager of a grocery stoie a
than a politician He is basically -,
telling everyone \\who % ill listen 4
that Harris is a loser. What kind
of message does that send to .
Florida Republicans? To me. it.
reeks of lost cause. d
I haven't even seen a corn-
mnercial for Democrat Senator .
Bill Nelson, so he must be pretty ,
confidant. What's he going to -3
say, "I'm Bill Nelson and l'm not
going anyw here?"
With the exception of Nelson,
the Democrats aren't much better }
off. Rod Smith. \\ho \\as a state ,
attorney here in Baker County ,
for a time, is accused by oppo-
nent Jim Davis of taking $1 mil- 0
lion in campaign contributions .
from a sugar company. Smith ,i
denies it roundly. ,
Roundly is right. Looking at .
Smith and Davis it is clear that p
Smith is eating a lot of sugarpf,
while the rail-thin Davis is sup-
ported-by Splenda.
For his part, Smith claims that
Davis has missed more days in
the US House of Representatives
than any other member. I don't
know if it's true he's missed 433
votes, but I think I might have a <
solution if Davis loses the gover-
nor's race and has to go back to
Washington. Maybe the House
should do like we do at the high
school and have a tardy tank.
Davis would have to write, "I
will not be tardy to the House"
433 times, and pick up cigarette
butts outside the Capitol on Tues-
.days and Thursdays. If he misses
tardy tank he has to spend a week
fetching coffee in the Senate. No ",;
sugar, please.
No matter who is running, Jeb
Bush is casting a huge shadow.
You'd think this guy is running
for a third term. I keep expecting
to see a commercial where Crist
and Gallagher are split-screen
and at the crucial moment when ,
the announcer says, "Vote for
..." the candidates reach up and
rip off latex masks and Jeb is un-
demeath. 4"Surprise"' he says.
At Which point, Rod Smith
jumps into a vat of sugar and
Jim Davis, who was tardy from a
Congressional vote, runs for the

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this time.
After supper, Mr. Hefty reads
a passage from the Bible and
then treats the entire family to a
. nightly chapter from The Lion,
the Witch, and The Wardrobe,
one of the books in the popu-
lar Chronicles of Narnia series.
Some family conversation fol-
lows, along with a bit of good
natured joking and teasing. Then
it's time to clean up and every-
one pitches in.
"We bought the appliances
off eBay," said Mr. Hefty. "They
came from the kitchen of a Shon-
ey's restaurant that closed. We
brought them down here from
Atlanta in a rented trailer."
The two oldest sons, Joshua,'
17 and Benjamin, 15, wear black
aprons and load glasses and
plates in the industrial dishwash-
er, which looks like something
you'd expect to find in a boiler
room. When it's full, they pull
down the hatch, lock it and press
the ON switch. Aloud WHOOSH
sound fills the room.
"What's really neat about this
dishwasher," they agree, "is that
it does an entire load of dishes in
just a matter of minutes. You can
get things done really quick."
Already having so many of
their own children didn't dis-
courage the Hefty's from consid-
ering adoption of others. They
had in mind to adopt an entire
sibling group, but the expensive
adoption fees proved too much

for their income level. After par-
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by the Quiver Full organization,
which promotes instate adop-
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with special needs, often with
low or no fees, the Hefty family
became intrigued.
"We always included the teen-
agers in the decision to adopt a
child," says Mrs. Hefty. "They
are expected to help a lot and
adoption increases the workload.
Their input was important. Each
time they said yes."
Nineteen year old Elizabeth,
the eldest Hefty child, has cho-
sen to stay at home with her fam-
ily until she decides to marry.
In addition to her many family
responsibilities, she is teaching
sign language, in which she is
trained, to the rest of the Hefty
children. She explains that it was
suggested by therapists that sign-
ing might help six-year-old Ga-
briel, who is autistic, desire to
communicate. So far the children
have learned about fifty signs.
Ms. Hefty minces no words
when asked about the challenges
of managing her large house-
"Laundry! She says rolling
her eyes. "Just keeping up with
the laundry."
The family manages their
food bills by shopping in bulk
and participating in several food
co-op groups. According to the
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When asked about the most
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Arrested for attack on

x-girlriens husband
Police filed an aggravated,' The two had an earlier con-
pattery charge August 21 against frontation at Mr. Willis' mother-
a Macclenny man who attacked in-law's home. He said Mr. Cur-
tis former girlfriend's husband. ran threatened him with a pocket
Savoy Jefferson, 28, was at knife.
he Fraser Memorial Hospital A few minutes later, he saw
emergency room when Deputy him at the shed.
3rad Dougherty arrived at 10:06 Mr. Willis chased Mr. Curran,
-m. Hospital staff called police who turned, slashed at him, with
becausee Mr. Jefferson had said the knife, then stabbed him in
3is hand was cut in a fight. the left forearm.
He told the officer he'd taken Mr.. Curran then ran into the
tis children from football prac- woods, where he was found
ice to Tora Haywood's home. and arrested by Deputy William
She is his ex-girlfriend. S. tarling.
Mr. Jefferson said he was sit- The previous day, Nora
ing in his car when her husband, Keller, Mr. Curran's mother,
saac Haywood, came after him was arrested for aggravated as-
with a knife. He was getting out sault after she pulled a gun on
of the car when Mr. Haywood her son.
cut him. Both had been drinking most
Ms. Haywood, however, said of the day when Ms. Keller, 63,
Mr. Jefferson followed she arid became angry after Mr. Curran
ier husband home after they'd told her he was having a friend
Picked up the children. He then over that night.
Went after Mr. Haywood, dislo- She went to his home on
eating his shoulder. Saddle Lane and threatened him
The football coach confirmed with a .25 caliber pistol..
hat the Haywoods, not Mr. Jef- When Deputy Starling ar-
-erson, had picked up the chil- rived at 7:43 pm, Ms. Keller
dren. surrendered the weapon, which
Ms. Haywood said her hus- was not loaded.
band didn't have a knife, that
$Ir. Jefferson probably cut him- 'Press
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In another case, William Cur-
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Arrested August 24 for aggravat- Monday 5:00 PM
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.rested August 24 for battery/do-
mestic violence after pushing
his mother to the ground.
The boy was angry because
his mother wouldn't let him
stay with friends because he'd
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throwing a chair across a class-
As they were driving along
US 90 around 3:00 pm, he
threatened to jump out of the
van, so' the mother stopped in
the middle lane.
The son jumped out and
pushed her out of the van onto
the road. She suffered a twisted
Deputy Curtis Ruise later
fund the boy at a friend's
In addition to being charged
with battery, he was charged
with resisting an officer without
violence because he was hiding
in the house.
In other cases:
Bernavin Torres, 23, of Glen
St. Mary was arrested August 27
on a pair of domestic violence
charges. including a felony, after
he grabbed his wife by the throat
as she was holding their baby.
The woman said Mr. Torres
had been drinking all day and
became angry earlier when she
wouldn't allow him to play the
car radio.
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for County Commissioner District2
I'd like o tbegin by leling you a litle bil abuum myel I am Jason Knabb, a candidate lor County Commissioner District 2.1 am the son of Jimmy and Connie
Knabb. I am a life long resident of Baker County and a member of First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary. I attended school in Baker County where I am proud to
say I received an honorable education and participated in both football and baseball for the fighting Wildcats. I have been married to Amy Knabb for fourteen
years. We reside in south Macclenny with our three beautiful children- Savannah, Madison & Jase. My children attend public schools in Baker County. Both my
family and I are involved in out community. I have coached girls softball for the past 6 years. By being out in the community, I am aware Baker County is facing
some new challenges.
I want to share some of these issues with you and let you know I am ready and willing to work Hand in Hand with you,
the citizens of Baker County to lead our community into the right direction for the future of our hometown!

The Council on Aging needs a new facility or at least some major repair must be done to bring it
up to standards. It's that simple-- We are talking about the elderly people in our community, the roots
of Baker County. They are the mothers and fathers who raised and provided fo r generation. Now
it's time for our generation to give back to them the respect they have earned and deserve.
Planned growth- Let's be proactive. We've tried being reactive and that hasn't worked out for
Baker County. What I am saying is,"Let's look into the future of our county and stop living in the past."
Here are just a few of the things planned growth will bring to Baker County:
/ Chamber of Commerce
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help provide the revenue for Baker County. Helping to reduce the millage rate and lower taxes for the people.
/ Clean Industry & Jobs
for the people of Baker County. Can you only imagine what gas prices are going to be by 2008. I would guess
around $5.00 per gallon. For someone who works in Jacksonville that could cost you up to $856.00 a month.
It's time we do the right thing! Let's bring in good paying jobs and clean industry to the people of Baker County.
There should be no reason for the hard working people of Baker County to have to leave our county for employ-
ment. When our citizens are working outside our county, they are working and building revenue for those other
counties. Wouldn't it be nice if Baker Countians were working in and for Baker County.
/ Public Safety- Fire, Rescue, Sheriff's & Road Departments
Let's make sure these departments have the equipment they need to serve the public and perform the duties that
lay before them on a daily basis. Let's feel secure in knowing the public safety personnel we depend upon each day
are equipped with the proper supplies and training needed to provide our community with the best of care.
V County Recreation Department
Let's help see the youth get the facilities they need to develop athletic skills, which in return build self esteem,
self confidence and grow ethics. Remember a strong youth means a strong future for Baker County.

* I promise to stand strong for what is right for the people of Baker County.
* I promise to make educated decisions by working hand in hand with the people of Baker
County on the issues before the commission.
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Boyfriend a murder suspect

(From page 1)
Mr..Arnold said he pushed
him back and drew his own knife
that was tucked in his belt.
He then stabbed the victim
in the side and the two fell into
the kitchen, where Mr. Bennett
came after him again.
He said he stabbed him sev-
eral more times until the victim
fell to the floor, pulling Mr. Ar-
nold down with him.
He then stabbed him several
more times in the chest and cut
his throat several times.
Meanwhile, Ms. Wilson had,
come into the room and stood in
silence watching the struggle.
As Mr. Bennett lay dying,
she gathered two guns, shells.
a scanner and a bottle of Lord
Calvert whiskey.
Mr. Arnold grabbed Mr. Ben-
nett's wallet but couldn't find
any cash. NMs. Wilson. however,
found $1000 in another com-
Mr. Arnold said he then wiped
down the wallet and stuck it be-
tween cushions of Mr. Bennett's
Ms. Wilson used the money
to buy gas and a drink from Alt-
man's store in Cuvier.
Then. in an attempt to es-
tablish an alibi, she went to the
home of an acquaintance w\ho
lived nearby.
After about 20 minutes, she
returned to the murder scene,
got Mr. Arnold and drove to the
Travelodge in NMacclenny where
they rented a room with the sto-
len mone).
The couple lives together in
Ms. Wilson then went shop-
ping at the Cato store in Comer-
stone Shopping Center where
she bought a pair of shoes to re-
place the ones she'd worn dur-
ing the murder, some clothing,
and a silver cross necklace.
Mr. Arnold went to Discount
Auto to buy freon for his truck.
After a trip to Wal-Mart to
buy t-shirts. jeans and a ball cap,
the cOuplet returnied.tp the. Trav-
elodge, but left three more times
to buy crack cocaine in Sander-
son. The) spent $500 to $600 of

the stolen money on drugs.
The next day they checked
out of the motel and returned
to their home on Beech Street
where they hid the guns, stolen
property, clothing and: shoes
worn during the murder, and Mr.
Bennett's knife.
Investigators found all those
items, but not the murder weap-
on, which Mr. Arnold said, he
tossed into a heavily overgrown
are near his back yard.
Within two days of the mur-
der, Mis. Wilson was being ques-
tioned and her car impounded.
The sheriff said she and Mr.
Bennett had been long-time "ac-
quaintances," and that she had
been to his home on a number
of occasions.
After being interrogated
throughout the week, Ms. Wil-
son told investigators August 17,.
that Mr. Arnold killed Mr. Ben-
Meanwhile, during his se-
ries of interviews, Mr. Arnold
blamed Ms. Wilson.
Investigators re-interviewed
the woman, who then confessed
to the murder slightly more than
four hours after blaming Mr. Ar-
At first, she told the sheriff she,
stabbed Mr. Bennett once. Soon
afterward, she told Chief Ger-
ald Gonzalez it %%as twice. Still
later, she again said twice but
told investigators she blacked
out and could have stabbed him
more times.
She also told them she dis-
posed of the murder weapon
. and her shoes, but wouldn't say
Investigators then brought her
and Mr. Arnold into the same
room where the couple agreed
that she'd killed Mr. Bennett.
They were arrested around: 9
Ms. Wilson and Mr. Arnold
were brought to court the fol-
lowing day, August 18, for their
first appearance. They stood a
few feet apart, both shackled.
SHe stepped .forward and
Judge William s readthe charge.
appointed a public defender and
granted him bond of $100,000
on the condition he not contact

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Y For County Commissioner Dist. 4

"For a positive change
in Baker County"

SWith growth comes change.

rlt1zenr: of Baker Count,-
fM, name is Lero,' Torn, Greene I have resided in Glen St. Mary
since October 1, 2003 .lith mrn wife, Lil/ and m, son, Daniel We
ha.'e ben blessed and honored to make Baker County our home.
In the nearly three years we have lived here, we have seen
tremendouLs ':roith The count-/ is changing on a daily basis with
ne.-. residents, homes arid businesses. This brings an increasing
need for additional amnernities to accommodate the citizens of
Baker Cc.unrt, .,ivth the growth '.ve are experiencing

As your Commissioner in District 4 I promise to:
Treat all people in Baker County with equality & fairness
Ensure we plan properly for development
Ensure our seniors and youth are well taken care of
Ensure our roads are paved
Ensure we have enough police, fire & EMTs and they are paid better
Encourage more industry in Baker County with better paying jobs
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his co-defendant or the victim's friend
family. Aga
Ms. Wilson moved forward nold,
as her boyfriend stepped back. was es
Judge Williams turned to Ms. would
Wilsoni and told her she was be- Chief ]
ing charged with first degree
murder, prompting her to break San
She began to wail, saying she reau
didn't do it.
She turned toward Mr. Ar- All
nold and pleaded, "Stevie, tell Sander
them the truth." vited t
Turning back toward the the Ohl
judge, she said, "I was there but on San
I didn't do it!" to mee
At that point she began to noon.
swoon, and Sheriff Joey Dobson B rir
stepped forward to catch her. chairs
He held her there as Judge ments
Williams waited until she'd re- fun af
gained her composure. school
He then appointed her a pub-
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fender and ordered her
without bond.
rly a week later, on Au-
4, she requested to speak
chieff Brannan, as her boy-
would do four days later.
din she blamed Mr. Ar-
and the story she told
sentially the same one he
tell when he confessed to

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Associates Degree Lake City Community College
Graduated Magna Cum Laude %% ith 4.0 GPA

Bachelors Degree Florida State University
Majored in Finance & Banking "ith a
Minor in Public Administration & Accounting

Lived in Baker County for 30 years

Worked for Florida Dept. of Corrections for 24 years
in several positions- i.e. Correctional Officer,
Probation Officer. Accountant.

Married for 20 years to Martha with two children,
Maranda age 2 and Charlie a sophomore at BCHS.

I have worked for and served the citizens of Florida for o% er 24
years in Corrections. I have had a lifelong ambition to directly
serve the people of Baker County (especially the children). I
feel being a member of the Baker County School Board would
be a great way to do that. I will do a good job if elected by the

Vote Charlie Burnett for School Board!
Paid political ad ernsing paid for and approved tON Charlie Bumern ior School B.:..d,. Dit -
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, improved county roads
* Updated equipment for our fire
& rescue departments
County parks & recreatio
Adult facilities, i.e. softball

* Reduced property taxes
* Reassement of timber & railroad taxes

Pay increases for all county employees

* Diversity county-wide for all citizens
of Baker County
SWorkinilgwith all county officials to better

our services and factilites


%sdpdidcaladvwrtsemwtrolpaid tor and approved by Mark COaem, Democrast. mqCturlCivnisskmxirUsoCicl 4

CASE NO: 02-2006-CA-0107
a Florida corporation,
vs. ,
To: Artura Jackson and
Nayoka Cohen
plaint or Money Damages has been tied
against you and you are required to serve a
copy ol your written defenses. if any, to i on
Frank E Maloney, Jr. PA.. Attorney, whose
address is 445 East Macclenny Avenue. Mac-
clenny Florida 32063 1904)259-3155. wihinm
thirtv 130) days after the iursi publication o0
the notice and on or before the 11 h day of
September. 2006, and o10 Ie the original with
Ine Clerk or this Coun either before service
on Frank E. Maloney, Jr. PA.. Attorney or
immediately thereafter: otherwise a delaull
will be entered againmsl you for the relieve
demanded in the Complaint or Petition
Witness my nana and seal of this Coun on
the 71h day of August, 2006
T.A. "A' Fraser
Clerk of Court
S By. Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk
DIE MAE BLUE, ine holder ol rhe following
certificate, has tiled said ceniticate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon The certificate
number and year ol issuance, Ihe description
Sof the property and Ihe names in wnich it was
assessed are as follows
Cenihcate Number 04-00168
Year of issuance 2004
Description of property 02-3S-20-0000-
0000-0311 Commencing on the South line
of Section 2, Township 3 South, Range 20
Easi at is intersection with the WesI right
or way line of Stale Road No. 229. and run
Nonh 12 degrees. 30 minutes West along
said West right ol way line a distance of 695
leet and then run South 89 degrees. 50 rrmin-
ueWes t 200 eei 10 Ste Point of Beginning
ol ithe parcel of land herein described, run
mInen Nonh 12 degrees 30 minutes West I10
feet, run then South 89 degrees 50 minutes
Wesi 200 feet, run then South 12 degrees
30 minutes East 110 ieet and then run Nonh
89 degrees 50 minutes East 200 teeth to the
Point ot Beginning, all r, me SE 1/4 o SE 114
of Section 2, Township 3 South, Range 20
East, containing 1/2 acre, more or less
All of said property being located in Baker
County, Florida '"
Narries in which assessed:'lI NCE
Unless such certificate or cernticates shall
be redeemed according To law, the property
descriDed herein will be sold to the nignesi
bidder at the front door ol the Baker Counry
Courthouse. 339 E Macclenny Ave Mac-
clenny, FL. on October 19, 2006, at 11:00
am. ,
Dated this 7th day of August, 2006.
SAl Fraser
Clerk of Court
'Baker County, Florida
By Bonnie M. Palleshi
As Deputy Clerk

305 E. Fl. Avenue
Macclenny, Florida 32063
The following units containing such prop-
erty as furniture, household goods; etc., will
be sold at public auction on Saturday, Sep-
tember 2, 2006j at 10:00 am to pay back
rent. Tenant has up until the time of the sale
to satisfy back rent. The Company reserves
the right to reject any bid and withdraw any
items from the sale.
Unit #81 Aaron and/or Rosemary Trostler
Unit #75 Mary Foreman
Unit #85 & #90 Katina Allen
FILE NO.: 02-2006-CP-037
The administration of the estate Lillian
Phagan DuBose a/k/a Lillian McCormick Du-
Bose, deceased, whose date of death was
June 10, 2006, and whose Social Security
Number is 261-32-4094, is pending in.thb Cir-
cuit Court for Baker County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 339 East
Macclenny Avenue, Suite 126, 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 ior demands against
decedent's estate -on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served must file their
claim with this court within the later of three
months after the date of the first publication
of this notice or thirty days after the date of
service of a copy of this notice on them.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file their
claims with .this court within three months
after the date of the first publication of this
All claims not filed within the time periods
set forth in Section 733.702 of the Florida
Statutes probate code will be forever barred.
Notwithstanding the time periods set forth
above, any claim filed two (2) years or more
after the decedent's date of death is barred.
The date of the first publication'of this
notice is September 24, 2006.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Cooke & Meux, P.A.
.Florida Bar'No.: 110757
1301 Riverplace Blvd, Suite 2254
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Telephone: 904-396-5101
Personal Representative:
Martha DuBose Hill
370 E. Michigan Ave.
Macclenny, FL 32063



The City of Macclenny is requesting
written proposals Irom qualified
construction trims to provide professional
Construction Management Services for
the Construction Phase on the Burnsed
Block House.
i1. It is the City's intention to employ the
Construction Firm to provide overall
Project Con'Tucrion MIangement, Cost
Benefit Siudiei ,f needed, Infomiation
NMaesgemenlt. C.ontru ctio of Scope
of 'Work uUlozng tlm5rreu. Technical
Inspection during the Co.nDuciiloni 'n n
Cost plis;a fee basis, r'i a guaranteed
namiiumT pri:
Proposal Submissions. Submil five (5) cop-
ies ol a *ihen proposal no later than
5-00 PM un We'3nesoav September 6
2006 to
Roger Yarbrough. Code Enlorcement Officer
City of Macclenn/
118 Easi Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny FI 32063
Proposals music te responsive to10 he require-
ments and questions ol me Requesi for
Reservations City or Macclenny reserves
the right to reject any and all proposals, to
negotiate changes in the new scope ot work
or services to be provide and to otherwise
waive any lecrhnicaliiies or informalilies
SMeihod ol Selection. Proposals will ne
reviewed y a Selection Committee The
Selection Committee will then select ana
recommend a ranking of lirms Upon accep-
tance ol the recommendation bv the City.
negot;aiior.s or bids will or may be enter-
Please respond by including oItJ not limiting
your response o10 the following

I Compani name and
lengtLh of lime in
2 business:,
2. Cornp.v i iixjnor.
3.. A. IA bilip .:f time to
S .n d r mplete
projr i
4 irj '.ranc c c -rrler Mid
r .-,..,, : applc.,ble c.,% erig e.-
'' o e ui'r' d it oftff
prcoitC "- (%ilh rimnes,
ch''ort reiuLime, length
r ..iiUiic [ n r nid
S. pre% ih, .u licri -,ned
S6. Namr, o ,eeral
pre, i; clernt %i lthmn
t he pi' rufie () reaI
with phone numbers
'; sand conWa, l per.or.
7. De nripiiorin of pre%.ous,
bodd r. Inal cc.l.
IurrLe "he d'Ie, change
orders, etc. Part of
the experience should
reference projects
worked on of similar
8. Any past experience
with historical
preservation funded by
Division of State, Bureau
Request for information shall be in writing.
United States District Court
Middle District of Florida
Jacksonville Division
Parties: United States v. $12,600.00 in
U.S. Currency,
Case Number: 3:05-cv-787-J-25MMH
Notice is hereby given that on September
16, 2005, the defendant currency was
arrested pursuant to a Summons and Warrant
of Arrest In Rem issued by the Clerk of the
Court Upon the filing of an Amended Verified
Complaint for Forfeiture In Rem on August
31, 2005 in the above action. All persons
claiming an interest in the defendant currency
are hereby notified to file a Verified Statement
of Interest asserting such person's interest
in the property in a manner set forth in the
Supplemental Rules for Certain Admiralty and
Maritime Claims of the Federal Rules of Civil
Procedure within, thirty (30) days after: (1)
service of the complaint; or (2) the final date of
publication; or pursuant to Rule C(6)(a)(i)(B) of
the Supplemental Rules for Certain Admiralty
and Maritime Claims, within such additional
time as the Court may allow, and shall file an
Answer within twenty (20) days after the filing
of the Verified Statement of Interest with the
Office of the Clerk, United States District Court,
United States Courthouse, 300 N. Hogan
Street, Suite 9-150, Jacksonville, Florida
32202-4270, or suffer entry of judgment by
default. All persons and entities who have
an interest in the defendant currency may,
in addition to filing a Verified Statement of
Interest or in lieu of filing a Verified Statement
of Interest, submit a Petition for Remission or
Mitigation of Forfeiture pursuant to 28 C.F.R.
A copy of any Verified Statement of
Interest, Answer, or Petition filed is to be
served on Paul I. Perez, United States
Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, Attn:
Bonnie A. Glober, Assistant United States
Attorney, 300 N. Hogan Street, Suite 700,
Jacksonville, Florida 32202-4270.
Middle District of Florida
305 E. Fl. Avenue
Macclenny, Florida 32063
The following units containing such prop-
erty as furniture, household goods, etc., will
be sold at public auction on Saturday, Sep-
tember 2, 2006, at 10:00 am to pay back
rent. Tenant has up until the time of the sale
to satisfy back rent. The Company reserves
the right to reject any bid and withdraw any
items from the sale.
Unit #81 Aaron and/or Rosemary Trostler
Unit #75 Mary Foreman
Unit #85 & #90 Katina Allen

Adetsing Deadln



for County Comnmissioner, District 4

4 :




* Managing growth in a po.

for all of Baker County.
*A new jail facility
The Council on Aging
State of the art schools.


I,,~ ~


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday August 31, 2006 Page 7



I, Sue M. Cobb, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an elec-
tion will be held in each county in Florida, on November 7, 2006, for the ratification or rejection of
proposed constitutional amendments of the State of Florida.


Ballot Title:

Ballot Summary:
Proposing amendments to the State Constitution to limit the amount of nonrecurring general revenue
which may be appropriated for recurring purposes in any fiscal year to 3 percent of the total general
revenue funds estimated to be available, unless otherwise approved by a three-fifths vote of the
Legislature; to establish a Joint Legislative Budget Commission, which shall issue long-range finan-
cial outlooks; to provide for limited adjustments in the state budget without the concurrence of the full
Legislature, as provided by general law; to reduce the number of times trust funds are automatically
terminated; to require the preparation and biennial revision of a long-range state planning document;
and to establish a Government Efficiency Task Force and specify its duties.

Full Texte

SECTION 19. State Budgeting, Planning and Appropriations Processes. -
W1} Effective July 1, 1994, General law shall prescribe the adoption of annual state budgetary and
planning processes and require that detail reflecting the annualized costs of the state budget and
reflecting the nonrecurring costs of the budget requests shall accompany state department and
agency legislative budget requests, the governor's recommended budget, and appropriation bills.
(2) Unless approved by a three-fifths vote of the membership of each house appropriations made
for recurring purposes from nonrecurring general revenue funds for any fiscal year shall not exceed
three percent of the total general revenue funds estimated to be available at the time such appro-
priation is made
(3) As prescnbed by general law each stare deDanrment and agphcy shall be rouir,.d to submit
a legislative budget request thal is based upon and that retleci mie long-range firrarircral outlooK
adopted by the joint legislative budgal commiEsson or inat SDe'if'ically e-olains any vari ane ram T

long-range financial outlook contained in me reque t
l4) For purposes ol this motion stubsection. the terms depanmenril arid agency srall rn':lude the
judicial branch.
(b) APPROPRIATION BILLS FORMAT. Separate sections within the general appropriation bill shall
be used for each major program area of the state budget; major program areas shall include: edu-
cation enhancement "lottery" trust fund items; education (all other funds); human services; criminal
justice and corrections. natural resources. environment, growth management and transportation.
general government, and judicial Dranch. Each major program area shall include an itemization
of expenditures for, state operations; slate capital outlay, aid to local governmerils and nonprolil
organizations operations; aid to local governments ano nonprofit organizations capital outlay federal
funds and the associated state matching funds; spending authorizations for operations; and spend-,
ing authorizations for capital outlay Additionally, appropriation bills passed by the legislature shall
include an itemization of specific appropriations :hat exceed one million dollars ($1,000,000.00)
in 1992 dollars. For purposes of this subsection, "specific appropriation," "itemization," and "major
program area" shall be defined by law. This itemization threshold shall be adjusted by general law
every four years to reflect the rale of inflation or deflation as indicated in the Consumer Price Index
for All Urban Consumers U.S. City Average. All Items, or successor reports as reported by the
United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics or its successor. Substantive bills
containing appropriations shall aiso ne suojecl to the itemization requirement mandated under this
provision and shall be subject to the govemor's specific appropriation veto power described in Article
III, Section 8. This subsection shall be effective July 1, 1994.
(1) No later than September 15 of each year the joint legislative budget commission shall issue a
long-range financial outlook setting out recommended fiscal strategies for the state and its depart-
mants and aaencnies, in nrder to assist the lenilati ire in making h budget decisions The Iono-range

financial outlook must include major workload and revenue
paragraph the joint legislative budget commission shall use r
.MR r*ni ut t. av emonlmmenn i oadditional o'fficial aetimatesC

s estimates In order to implement this
current official consensus estimates and

(2) The joint legislative budget commission shall seek input from the public and from the executive
and judicial branches when developing and recommending the long-range financial outlook
(3) The legislature shall prescribe by general law conditions under which limited adjustments to
the budget as recommended by the governor or the chief justice of the supreme court may be
approved without the concurrence of the full legislature Effective July 1, 1993, general law shall pre
ar.he ran :ra e ani a .ir a, a. .h ..anrnm nr and o8.nr of 311 vermirier, t ir, su-.ril a oilarn;na doc-

tne hi


'~g rJgwl-vqu "El lofre C. -I9tepu~~iul
revew a4 rts ,ncudea acNrr~rper..;oncorMthe rn,.1, r d, -"

and budget requests to those major issues included in the governor's recommended budget. For
purposes of this subsection, the terms department and agency shall include the judicial branch.
(d) SEVENTY-TWO HOUR PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD. All general appropriation bills shall be fur-
nished to each member of the legislature, each member of the cabinet, the governor, and the chief
justice of the supreme court at least seventy-two hours before final passage by either house of the
legislature of the bill in the form that will be presented to the governor.
(e) FINAL BUDGET REPORT. Effective November 4, 1992, A final budget report shall be prepared
as prescribed by general law. The final budget report shall be produced no later than the 120th 90th
day after the beginning of the fiscal year, and copies of the report shall be furnished to each member
of the legislature, the head of each department and agency of the, state, the auditor general, and the
chief justice of the supreme court.
(1) No trust fund of the State of Florida or other public body may be created or re-created by law
without a three-fifths 38/5) vote of the,membership of each house of the legislature in a separate bill
for that purpose only.
(2) State trust funds in existence before the effective date of this subsection shall terminate not
mote than four years after the effective date of this subsection. State trust funds created after the
effective date of this subsection shall terminate not more than four years after the effective date of
the act authorizing the initial creation of the trust fund. By law the legislature may set a shorter time
period for which any trust fund is authorized.
(3) Trust funds required by federal programs or mandates; trust funds established for bond cov-
enants, indentures, or resolutions, whose revenues are legally pledged by the state or public body
to meet debt service or other financial requirements of any debt obligations of the state or any public
body; the state transportation trust fund; tile trust fund containing the net annual proceeds from the
Florida Education Lotteries; the Florida retirement trust fund; trust funds for institutions under the
management of the Board of Governors regents, where such trust funds are for auxiliary enterpris-
es and contracts, grants, and donations, as those terms are defined by general law; trust funds that
serve as clearing funds or accounts for the-chief financial officer or state agencies; trust funds that
account for assets held by the state in a trustee capacity as an agent or fiduciary for individuals, pri-
vate organizations, or other governmental units; and other trust funds authorized by this Constitution,
are not subject to the requirements set forth in paragraph (2) of this subsection.
(4) All cash balances and income of any trust funds abolished under this subsection shall be
deposited into the general revenue fund.
(5) The provisions of this subsection shall be effective November 4, 1992.
(g) BUDGET STABILIZATION FUND. Beginning with the 1994 1995 fiscal year, at least 1% of an
amount eneaml to the iat nmnltei' fiscal veur's nt revenue nllections for the nenarlI revenue fund

shall be nri
leastt 2%a

to at

36 fiscal yet

fiscal year, at least 4% of said amount for the 1997 1998 fiscal year, and at least 5% of said amount
for the 1998 1999 fiscal year. Subject to the provisions of this subsection, the budget stabilization
fund shall be maintained at an amount equal to at least 5% of the last completed fiscal year's net
revenue collections for the general revenue fund shall be retained in the budget stabilization fund.
The budget stabilization fund's principal balance shall not exceed an amount equal to 10% of the
last completed fiscal year's net revenue collections for the general revenue fund. The legislature
shall provide criteria for withdrawing funds from the budget stabilization fund in a separate bill for that
purpose only and only for the purpose of. covering revenue shortfalls of the general revenue fund or
for the purpose of providing funding for an emergency, as defined by general law. General law shall
provide for the restoration of this fund. The budget stabilization fund shall be comprised of funds not
otherwise obligated or committed for any purpose.
PLANNING DOCUMENT PROCESSES: General law shall provide for a long-range state plan-
ning document The governor shall recommend to the legislature biennially any revisions to the
long-range state planning document, as defined by law. General law shall require a biennial review
and revision of the long-range state planning document, shall require the governor to report to the
legislature on the progress in achieving the state planning document's goals, and shall require all
departments and agencies of state government to develop planning documents that identify state-
wide strategic goals and objectives consistent with the long-range state planning document. The
long-range state planning document and department and agency planning documents shall remain
- subject to review and revision by the legislature. The long-range state planning document must
include projections of future needs and resources of the state which are consistent with the long-
range financial outlook The department and agency planning documents shall include a prioritized
listing of planned expenditures for review and possible reduction in the event of revenue shortfalls,
as defined by general law. To ensure productivity and efficiency in the executive, legislative, and judi
clal branches, a quality management and accountability program shall be implemented by general
law. For the purposes of this subsection, the terms department and agency shall include the judicial
branch. This subsection shall be effective July 1, 1993.
(i) GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY TASK FORCE No later than January of 2007 and each fourth
year thereafter the president of the senate the speaker of the house of representatives and the
governor shall appoint a government efficiency task force the membership of which shall be estab-
lished by general law The task force shall be composed of members of the legislature and repre-
sentatives from the private and public sectors who shall develop recommendations for improving
governmental operations and reducing costs Staff to assist the task force in performing its duties
shall be assigned by general law and the task force may obtain assistance from the private sector
The task force shall complete its work within one year and shall submit its recommendations to the
joint legislative budget commission the governor and the chief justice of the supreme court,
(j) JOINT LEGISLATIVE BUDGET COMMISSION There is created within the legislature the joint
leniclative hidnot rnommissinn nomrnnnoed nf nuial nmhers nf enate mmhbers annnppointed hby the

house of representa-

tives Each member shall serve at the pleasure of the officer who appointed the member A vacancy
on the commission shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment From November
of each odd-numbered year through October of each even-numbered year the chairperson of the
joint legislative budget commission shall be appointed by the president of the senate and the vice
chairperson of the commission shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives
From November of each even-numbered year through October of each odd-numbered year the
chairperson of the joint legislative budget commission shall be appointed by the speaker of the
house of representatives and the vice chairperson of the commission shall be appointed by the pres-
ident of the senate The joint legislative budget commission shall be governed by the joint rules of
the-senate-andtif house of reoresentatives.jwhich_shall remainjn-eJfect-untilj:eDea[ed-oriamended

quorum Ac
each house
In addition t

ltion l

e commission snall

'resident of the senate and the speak
i members of each house plus one
tion by the commission requires a m
SThe nnmmrifior' mn av nrl cnt hf is r

o the nowe.r

and duties sp,,
and duties spa

; all other powers and perfo
I hu naneral laiw nr point n rule

convene at least quarterly and shall convene at the'
:er of the house of representatives A majority of the
additional member from either house constitutes a
majority vote of the commission members present of
meetings through teleconfentnbes or similar mrnns
this subsection the joint legislative budget commis-
any other duties not in conflict with naragranh (c)(3)

diu as pin-oriuu uy .genera aw ja n o


Ballot Title:

Removed from the ballot by the Florida Leqislature.


Ballot Title:

Ballot Summary:
Proposes an amendment to Section 5 of Article XI of the State Constitution to require that anypro-
posed amendment to or revision of the State Constitution, whether proposed by the Legislature.
by initiative, or by any other method, must be approved by at :east 60 percent of the voters of the
state voting on the measure, ratherpthan by a simple majority. This proposed amendment would not
change the current requirement that a proposed constitutional amendment imposing;a riew state tax
or fee be approved by at least 2/3 of the voters of the state voting in the election in which such an
amendment is considered.


SECTION 5. Amenadment or revision election -
la) A proposed amendment to or revision of this constitution, or any part of it, shall be submitted to
the electors at the next general election held more than ninety days after the joint resolution or repon
ol revision commission, constitutional convention or taxation and budget reform commission propos-
ing 11 is filed with the custodian ol stare records, unless, pursuant to law enacted by the affirmative
%oie of three-fourtns or the membership of each house of the legislature and limited to a single
amendment or revision. ii .s submitted at an earlier special election held more than ninety days after
such riling

IDI A proposed amendment or revision or this constitution, or any part of it. by initiative snail be
sutimitied lo Ihe eieciors at Ihe general election provided the initiative petition is filed with the custo-
dian o01 sate records no laler Ihan February I ol the year in which the general election Is held.
c)i The legislature shall provide by general law, prior to the holding of an election pursuant to mis
section lor the provision of a statement to the public regarding the probable financial Impact of any
amendment proposed by initiative pursuant to section 3
(di Once in the tenth week. and once in the sixtm week immediately preceding the week in which
the election is held the proposed amendment or revision, with notice of the date of election at which
it will be submitted to the electors, snail be published in one newspaper of general circulation in each
county in which a newspaper is published.
(e) Unless otherwise specifically provided for elsewhere in this constitution if the proposed amend-
ment or revision is approved by vote of at least sixty percent of the electors voting on the measure it
shall be effective as an amendment to or revision of the constitution of the state on the first Tuesday
after the list Monday in January following the election, or on such other date as may be specified in
the amendment or revision

(Citizen Initiative)

Ballot Title:

Ballot Summary:
To protect people, especially youth, from addiction, disease, and other health hazards of using
tobacco, the Legislature shall use some Tobacco Settlement money annually for a comprehensive
statewide tobacco education and prevention program using Centers for Disease Control best prac-
tices. Specifies some program components,, emphasizing youth, requiring one-third of total annual
funding for advertising. Annual funding is 15% of 2005 Tobacco Settlement payments to Florida,
adjusted annually for inflation. Provides definitions. Effective immediately.

Full Text:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OFFLORIDA TIIATAricle X, Florida Constitution, is amended
to add the following:
Section 27. Comprehensive Statewide Tobacco Education And Prevention Program. In order to pro-
tect people especialii youth ..from health hazards of using tIbacco, including.aoddtive disorders,
cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and lung diseases, aid to dasdouiire use of to-c- particularly
among youth, a portion of the money that tobacco companies pay to the State of Florida under the
Tobacco Settlement each year shall be used to fund a comprehensive statewide tobacco education
and prevention program consistent with recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC), as follows:
(a) Program. The money appropriated pursuant to this section shall be used to fund a compre-
hensive statewide tobacco education and prevention program consistent with the recommendations
for effective program components in the. 1999 Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control
Programs of the CDC, as such Best Practices may be amended by the CDC. This program shall
include, at a minimum, the following components, ana may include additional components that are
also contained within the CDC Best Practices, as periodically amended, and that are effective at
accomplishing the purpose of this section, and that do not undermine the effectiveness of these
required, minimum components:
(1) an advertising campaign to discourage the use of tobacco and to educate people, especially
youth, about the heahh nazards of tobacco whicn shall be designed to be effective at achieving
these goals and shall include, but need not be limited to, television, radio, and print advertising, with
no limitations on any individual advertising medium utilized; and which shall be funded at a level
equivalent to one-third of each total annual appropriation required by this section;.
(2) evidence-based curricula and programs to educate youth about tobacco and to discourage
their use of it, including, but not limited to, programs that involve youth, educate youth about the
health hazards of tobacco, help youth develop skills to refuse tobacco, and demonstrate to youth
how to stop using tobacco;
(3) programs of local community-based partnerships that discourage the use of tobacco and work
to educate people, especially youth, about the health hazards of tobacco, with an emphasis on pro-
grams that involve youth and emphasize the prevention and cessation of tobacco use;
(4) enforcement of laws, regulations, and policies against the sale or other provision of tobacco to
minors, and the possession of tobacco by minors; and .' ,
(5) publicly-reported annual evaluations to ensure that moneys appropriated pursuant to ;this sec-
tion are spent properly, which shall include evaluation of the program's effectiveness in reducing and
preventing tobacco use, and annual recommendations for improvements to enhance the program's
effectiveness, which are to include comparisons to similar programs proven to be .effective in other
states, as well as comparisons to CDC Best Practces, including amendments thereto.
(b) Funding. In every year beginning with the calendar year after voters approve this amendment,
the Florida Legislature shall appropriate, for the purpose expressed herein, from the total gross
funds that tobacco companies pay to the State of Florida under the Tobacco.Settiement, artamount
equal to fifteen percent of such funds paid to the State in 2005; and the appropriation required by
this section shall be adjusted annually for inflation, using the Consumer Price Index as published by
the United States Department of Labor.
(c) Definitions. "Tobacco" includes, without limitation, tobacco itself and tobacco products that
include tobacco and are intended or expected for human use or consumption, including, but not lim-
ited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and smokeless tobacco. The "Tobacco Settlement" means
that certain Settlement Agreement dated August 25, 1997, entered Into In settlement of the case
styled as State of Florida, et al. v. American Tobacco Company, et al., Case No. 95-1466 AH (Fla.
15" Cir. Ct.), as amended by Stipulation of Amendment dated September 11, 1998; and Includes any
subsequent amendments and successor agreements. "Youth" includes minors and young adults..
(d) Effective Date. This amendment shall become effective immediately upon approval by the ,vot-
ers. .

Financial Impact Statement: .
This amendment requires state government to appropriate approximately $57 million in 2007 for the
Comprehensive Statewide Tobacco Education and Prevention Program. Thereafter, this amount
will increase annually with inflation. This spending is expected to reduce tobacco consumption. As
a result, some long-term savings to state and local government health and insurance programs are
probable, but indeterminate. Also, minor revenue loss to state government is probable, but indeter-

(Citizen Initiative)

Ballot Title:

Removed from the ballot by the Florida Supreme Court.


Ballot Title:

Ballot Summary:
Proposing amendment of the State Constitution to Increase the maximum additional homestead
exemption for low-income seniors from $25,000 to $50,000 and to schedule the amendment to take
effect January 1, 2007, if adopted.

Full Text:


SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.-
(a) Every person who has-the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the per-

ably disc
to the pi
United S

an applic
of enter
anttina th

a at the time of entering the military service of the United States and the veteran was honor-
oharged upon separation from military service The discount shall be in a percentage equal
percentage of the veteran's permanent service-connected disability as determined by the
states Department of Veterans Affairs To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection
cant must submit to the county property appraiser by March 1 proof of residency at the time
ng military service an official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
he percentage of the veteran's service-connected disability and such evidence that reason-
itffin +th disability, as nmbat r ,iated and a .rnn,, nof the u teran's hnnrablhe discnhrne If

writing of the reasons
law waive the annual
December 7 2006 is s

denies the request for a discount the appraiser must notify the applicant in
for the denial and the veteran may reapply The Legislature may by general
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r n su sequel years i i usco ni K IW
s not require implementing legislation


Ballot Title:

Ballot Siunary:
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to prohibit the transfer of private property taken
by eminent .domain to a natural person or private entity; providing that the Legislature may by gen-
eral law passed by a three-fifths vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature permit
exceptions allowing the transfer of such private property; and providing that this prohibition on the
transfer of private property taken by eminent domain is applicable if the petition of taking that initi-
ated the condemnation proceeding was filed on or after January 2, 2007.

Foll Ibt:


SECTION 6. Eminent domain.-
(a) No private property shall be taken except for a public purpose and with full compensation there-
for paid to each owner or secured by deposit in the registry 6f the court and available to the owner.
(b) Provision may be made by law for the taking of easements, by like proceedings, for the drain-
age of the land of one person over or through the land of another.
(c) Private property taken by eminent domain pursuant to a petition to initiate condemnation pro-
ceedings filed on or after January-2 2007 may not be conveyed to a natural person or private entity
except as provided by general law passed by a three-fifths vote of the membership of each house of
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manent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be
exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation
of five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The
real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condo-
minium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owner's or member's pro-
prietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years.
(b) Not more than one.exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to
any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner
or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion
which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property.
(c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the exemption shall be increased to
a total of twenty-five thousand dollars of the assessed value of the real estate for each school district
levy. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the exemption for all other levies
may be increased up to an amount not exceeding ten thousand dollars of the assessed value of the
real estate if the owner has attained age sixty-five or is totally and permanently disabled and if the
owner is not entitled to the exemption provided in subsection (d).
(d) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the exemption shall be increased
to a total of the following amounts of assessed value of real estate for each levy other than those of
school districts: fifteen thousand dollars with respect to 1980 assessments; twenty thousand dollars
with respect to 1981 assessments; twenty-five thousand dollars with respect to assessments for
1982 and each year thereafter. However, such increase shall rot apply with respect to any assess-
ment roll until such roll is first determined to be iii compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a
state agency designated by general law. This subsection shall stand repealed on the effective date
of any amendment to section 4 which provides .for the assessment of homestead property at a speci-
fied percentage of its just value.
(e) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature may provide to
renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad
valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law.
(f) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their
respective lax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead
tax exemption not exceeding fifty twenty-five thousand dollars to any person who has the legal
or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and
who has attained age sixty-five and whose household income, as defined by general law, does not
exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant
this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the
manner prescribed oy general law and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limi-
tation prescrioed in hirs subsecution or changes in the cost of living

SECTION 26 Increased homestead exemption -The amendment to Section 6 of Article VII
increasing the maximum additional amount of the homestead exemption for low-income seniors
shall take effect January 1 2007


Ballot Title:

Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to provide a discount from the amount of ad
valorem tax on the homestead of a partially or totally permanently disabled veteran who is age 65 or
older who was a Flonda resident at the time of entering military service, whose disability was com-
bat-related, and who was honorably discharged to specify the percentage of the discount as equal
to the percentage of the veteran's permanent service-connected disability; to specify qualification
requirements for the discount; to authorize the Legislature to waive the annual application require-
ment in subsequent years by general law. and to specify that the provision takes effect December 7,
2006., is self-executing, and does nor require implementing legislation.

Full Text

SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.-
(a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the per-
manent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be
exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation
of five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The
real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condo-
minium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owner's or member's pro-
prietary interest in a corporation owning afee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years.
(b),Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to
any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner
or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion
which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property.
(c) Bygeneral law and subject to conditions specified therein, the exemption shall be increased to
a total oftwenrty-five thousand dollars of the assessed value of the real estate for each school district
levy By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the exemption for all other levies
may be increased up to an amount not exceeding ten thousand dollars of the assessed value of the
real estate if the owner has attained age sixty-five or is totally and permanently disabled and if the
owner is noi entitled to tre exemption provided in subsection idl
(d) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the exemption shall be increased
lo a total of the following amounts ot assessed value of real estate for each levy other than mose of
school districts fifteen rTiodssnd dollars w.th respect to 1980 assessments, twenty thousand dollars
"fithrespeit'lit, 181i agsi'l0reridn IWenty-live rnousand dollars with respect to assessments for
.1982,and.eacn year thereafter .
However, such increase snall nol apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is first
determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by
general law. This subsection shall stand repealed on the effective date of any amendment to sec-
tion 4 which provides for the assessment of homestead property at a specified percentage of its just
(e) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature may provide to
renters who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies Such ad
valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount estaDiished Dy general law
(f) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their
respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law,'to grant an additional homestead
tax exemption not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars toany person who has the legal or equi-
table title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has
attained age Sixty-five and whose household income, as defined by general law, does not exceed
twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this addi-
tional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner
prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation
prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living.
(g) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall
receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property
the ete=ran owns and resides in if the disahilitvwas co nmhat related the veteran was a resident of

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday August 31, 2006 Page 8

Bryceville suspects pot pipe

hid in inconspicuous place
After being arrested August He also was charged w
27 on drug charges and for con- possession of cocaine, a felor
tributing to the delinquency of and marijuana, as well as t
a minor, and as he was. being once-hidden pipe. The latter tv
placed in a patrol car, a Bry- charges are misdemeanors.
ceville man told police he had She was charged with pc
a marijuana pipe hidden in his session of cocaine and no va
rectum. driver's license, and cited f
Officers removed one of his having faulty equipment (t
handcuffs to allow James Dev- headlight).
ane, 23, to extricate it. She was booked and release
They also added a charge of to her father.
possession of drug equipment. In another drug case, Ange
Deputy Adam Faircloth Wilson, 37, of Macclenny w
stopped the car around 2:30 am arrested August 25 for misd
when he saw it driving on South meanor possession of marijua
Seventh Street with a malfunc- and drug equipment.
tioning headlight. Ms. Wilson. an employee
The driver, a 17-year-old the \VWal-Mart Distribution Ce
Macclenny girl, admitted she'd ter, reported that night that she
been drinking vodka and orange lost a purple bag.
juice, and said she'd been with Earlier, another employee h
Mr. Devane at a party. turned it in after finding it on t
Mr. Devane, when asked by floor.
the officer about drugs in the car, Inside the bag was marijua
said there were three roaches in and a pipe.
the ashtray. She told Deputy Janmes P
The officer then handcuffed ham III that she doesn't smo
Mr. Devane. pot and doesn't know it got ir
Deputy Glen Gnann then her bag.
found a partially torn plastic bag /
containing cocaine residue.
Mr. Devane said the bag did Ba'sic ed testing
not belong to him, but it was near The Adult Basic Educati
where he was sitting. (ABE) test vwill be given on F
Because the girl v\ as under the day. September 15 at 9:00 a
influence of alcohol in his pres- at the Family Service Ceni
ence, he was charged with con- adjacent to Keller Intermedia
tributing to the delinquency of a School in Nlacclenny.
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Arrested after accident;

had pistol in waistband
h **p

A Margaretta man involved
in an accident at US 90 and CR
139 the evening of August 27
ended up with two felony counts
added to others related to the ac-
Police say Leon Paige, 61,
produced an unloaded small cal-
iber pistol from his waistband
while being booked into county
jail later that evening. Other
charges include careless driving
and having an open container of
alcohol in the vehicle.
Deputy William Hilliard said
Mr. Paige was uninjured when
his Ford pickup flipped onto its
side as he attempted to turn onto
139 about 7:35. When the offi-
cer got to the scene, he detected
an odor of alcohol coming from
Mr. Paige, who admitted to
drinking that day.'
The officer found an open
beer inside the vehicle, and also
learned Mr. Paige was driving
on a suspended license and his
vehicle was to be impounded by
order of the Jacksonville Port
.In addition to the concealed
weapon felony, he is charged
with attempting to bring contra-
band into the jail.
In a case about 1:00 am on the
same date. Dwight Davis, 20, of
Sanderson was arrested for run-
ning on foot from Deputy Erik
Deloach off Maze Road near
Reid Stafford Road.
The officer said he got behind
a tan 4-door driven by Mr. Davis
after noting it had no tag. The
vehicle speeded up and turned
onto Maze, w here the deputy lo-
cated it by following tire tracks.
Two 19-year-old females were
in the rear seat, but Mr. Davis
was hiding in a nearby tree line.
Passenger Charles Midyette,
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complaint was filed against him
for resisting. The girls were not
The four were stopped the
previous evening by Deputy
Brad Dougherty, who ordered
them not to drive the vehicle
because they were intoxicated.
The report does not address why
the driver was not arrested for
DUI or a related charge.,
Andin a third case, Floyd Bar-
ron Jr., 18, no.address indicated.
was charged with possession of
alcohol .underage after his 1991
Ford SUV %\as stopped near the
entrance to Cypress Pointe about
12:30 am on August 26.
Deputy Hilliard said he also
found a small amount of mari-
juana, rolling papers and a pre-
scription pill in the vehicle.

City '07spending up 2Z7%

The City of Macclenny will could change if city officials
spend about 27 percent more grant the sheriff a $90,000 in-
in 2006-07 than it did this year, crease for two additional offi-
according to the proposed $6.6 cers and agree to give the Baker
million budget submitted Tues- County Council on Aging its re-
day night to city commission- quested amount of $47,424.
The tax rate will not change. ,.
General fund expenses are l
projected to be $4.2 million,
with utilities coming in at $2.4 for the week of
The amended budget for September 4-8
2005-06 stands at $5.2 million, BREAKFAST
although the original "final" TUESDAY. Sausage biscuit, fruit
budget was $4.8 million. juice and milk.
Among the big ticket items WEDNESDAY: Cereal with whole
for the coming year are a new wheat toast, fruit juice and milk.
wing onto city hall, which is pro- THLiRSDAY: Pancake and sau-
jected to cost $370,000, resur- sage on a stick, fruiuiice and rrulk.
facing a number of city streets FRIDAY: Waffles, fruit juice and
($550,000) and a new lift station milk.
at Turkey Creek ($150,000). LUNCH
The budget includes an TUESDAY: Pepperoni Pizza Slice
across-the-board 3 percent raise or Chunky Chicken Soup %ith ahome-
for cit. employees. made wheat roll. seasoned mixed %eg-
On the revenue side. how- tables, tossed salad. chilled fruit choice
ever, the budget anticipates $7 and milk.
million. WEDNESDAY: Rib Part on a bun
or turke% pot pie wish a biscuin. sea-

Utilities will account for soned cabbage., carrot coins, w /dressing,
$2.8 million, up from $1.9 mil- chilled Iruit choice, and milk.
lion. while general fund income THURSDAY: Turke) and rice cas-
is counted at $4.2 million, a serole sith homemade heat roll or
$600,000 increase over the cur- breaded chicken patr on a bun, hash
brown parry., letruce and tomato slices.
rent year. chilled fruit choice, and milk.
Even without a rate hike. FRIDAY: Baked Hot Pocket, gold-
ad valorem taxes will bring in en corn dog, baked fries. creamy slaw,
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we have consistently seen the county accumulate our tax dollars and not put them to use. Many of us have patiently waited for those
funds to be used on much needed projects such as the paving of Charlie Rowe Road.

Mr. Jemigan, I understand your frustrations with the current administration and their failure to use our funds for services many times
promised. My opponent stated in an ad he had'acquired'funding for paving Bob Burnsed Rd, Reid Stafford Rd., Crews Rd. and others.
Where is the list of his accomplishments that actually put the money to use? The application of tax dollars will not be an issue if I am
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0 Under my watch'we'will create new jobs and bring in industry. We will create a larger tax base and a better economic
environment to help support the needs of the community. Our next generation will not be forced to commute to Duval
County for employment, higher education or entertainment.,

0 Under my watch'we'will reinstitute pride in our community. We have an abundance of resources we should be proud of.
We should not be satisfied with the state viewing us as under privileged, economically depressed or fiscally constrained. I
will work hard to see we become a county with political clout, economic strength and a vibrant business community. I will
see that we move forward into the future and not remain dependant on Tallahassee for our needs.

0 Under my watch I will take the oath of the office of county commissioner seriously. I will work for the people. There will
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public. The promotion and retention policies for each school are referenced and
available to parents and students in the 2006-2007 Student Progression Plan.

District Results for BAKER COUNTY SCHOOLS

Students Scoring at Level 1 and Level 2 on the Reading Portion of the
Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)
The following table shows FCAT Reading results for all students (all curriculum groups) tested during
the 2006 administration of the FCAT in the district.
Number Percent
Total Number Percent Number Percent Scoring at Scoring at
Grade Number Scoring at Scoring at Scoring at Scoring at Levels 1 Levels 1 and
Level Tested Level 1 Level 1 Level 2 Level 2 and 2 2
3 341 43 12.61% 34 9.97% 77 22.58%
4 346 90 26.01% 74 21.39% 164 47.4%
5 359 74 20.61% 69 19.22% 143 39.83%
6 365 77 21.1% 86 23.56% 163 44.66%
7 359 65 18.11% 95 26.46% 160 44.57%
8 347 86 24.78% 115 33.14% 201 57.93%
9 381 115 .30.18% 130 34.12% 245 64.3%
10 310 148 47.74% 85 27.42%, 233 75.16%

Students Retained (not Promoted) in Grades 3 through 10
The following table shows the number and percentage of students retained, by grade, for all students
in grades 3 through 10 within the district.

Grade 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Number 24 6 5 12 25 28 63 36
End-of-Year 347 347 361 370 364 358 392 338
Percent 6.92% 1.73% 1.39% 3.24% 6.87% 7.82% 16.07% 10.65%

End-of-year membership is the count of all students who are enrolled at the end of the year and for whom a
decision on promotion status is required and reported.

Number of Students Promoted for Good Cause, by Category of Exemption
This table shows the number of third-grade students who were exempted from the FCAT reading
requirement and promoted for good cause at the end of the 2005-06 school year.

Students with SWD Students
ELL/LEP Students with Students Students SWD Retained
Students with Disabilities Passing Demonstrating Retained Twicewith
Less than 2 (SWD) not Alternative Proficiency Once with 2 or More
Years in ESOL e EP Assessment through Portfolio Years of
FCAT per IEP Remediation Remediation
2 4 4 0 12 1

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4.aisi'e Lpm Carter

New baby sister
Ashton. Mason and Rylee
Carter are pleased to announce
the birth of sister Anslee Lkvnn on
Jul 25. 2006 at Memorial Medi-
cal Center in Jacksonville.She
weighed 8 pounds and \\as 20 5
inches long.
Her parents are Wil and Lisa
:Carter of Cu) le. Proud grandpar-
jents are Shelley Taylor of Mac-
dclenny, Earl and Jean Taylor of
'Glen St. Mary. and Bill and Pa-
,tricia Cartet of Bo\\ ling Green.

Aidin Justin Hobby
Jornm in Augusta
Calmin Tanner and Victor Hob-
by of Nlacclenny are pleased to
announce the birth of son Aiden
Justin on August 2, 2006 at Doc-
tor's Hospital in Augusta, Ga.
He weighed 6 pounds. 12
ounces and was 19 inches long,
and joins brothers and sisters
Lisa, Shannon. Miranda, Bran-
don and Heather.
Proud grandparents are Luis and
Margaret N larrero of Gro% townn,
Ga. and Margaret McDougal of
St. Joseph, Michigan.

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YarKer AIIISOn rrevat is
excited to announce the
arrival of her baby brother
Cole Ryder Prevatt. Cole Ryder
was born June ,9. 2Q06,qt.

weighed 7 Ibs 14 oz and Was
19 1/2 inches long.
Proud parents are Casey and
Pelinah Prevatt.
Grandparents are Hower and
Wanda Guess of Glen St. Mary
S and Timmy and Alease Lee of
: Macclenny.



1 James Caleb Richardson

A son arrives
David and Marcelle Richard-
son of Glen St. Mary are pleased
to announce the birth of son
James Caleb on August 16, 2006
at St. Vincent's Medical Center
in Jacksonville.
James weighed 8 pounds, 1
ounce and was 21 inches long.
He joins sisters Shiloh and Beth-
Paternal grandparents are Herb
and Helen Caudel and the late
Harry Richardson of Sanderson;
maternal are Eleanor Lyons and
the late J.C. Lyons of Macclen-

Gain &A Jentri Nicole Rhoden

Born August 9th
Gavin Crews is proud to an-
nounce the birth of sister Jen-
tri Nicole Rhoden on August 9,
2006 at Baptist Medical Center,
in Jacksonville.
Jentri is the daughter of Marc
and Ashley Rhoden of Macclen-
ny. Maternal grandparents are
Cathy Atkinson of Macclenny
and Jimmy Sasser of Cham-
pagne, MI.; paternal are Marcus
and Gale Rhoden of Macclenny;
great-grandparents are C.W. and
Hazel Lohr. Lyma and the late
T.J. Raulerson, Otis and the late
Fairley Rhoden, all of Macclen-
n., and James and Ida Sasser of

Thanks so much
The Baker County Council
on Aging and organizers of last
weekend's Rocking Chair Chal-
lenge mush ball games appreci-
ate very much the generosity of
33 individuals and businesses
that contributed to help make the
event possible.
Funds received from gold.
silver and bronze donors, along
with proceeds from admission,
concessions and the raffle totaled
$12.473.61. Another 15 sponsors
pitched in with door prizes and
food for concessions.

Born August 14th
Lt. Robert and Anna Stock-
ton of Monterey. California are
pleased tro announce the birth of
daughter NMargaret Rose (Miag-
gie) on August 14 at Community
Hospital. She joins sister Lily
Maggie weighed 7 pounds, 5
ounces and 21 inches long.
Grandparents include Mary
Stockton of Roseville, Califor-
nia, and M[ ag and Jim McGauley
of Glen St. Mary. Great-grand-
mothers are Rose Leon of Ros-
eville and Margaret McGauley'
of St. Louis.


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Misty Canaday of Moniac,
Ga. and Jimmy Duncan of Mac-
clenny were married August 19,
2006 in a private ceremony in
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John Canaday of
Moniac and the groom is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Duncan of
The couple honeymooned
in Ponte Vedra and will live in
Macqlenny. A reception will be
held at a later date.



September 9 vows
Allen and Diane Hartin of
Baldwin, and Susan and Bruce
Travis of Bryceville are pleased
to announce the engagement
and upcoming marriage of their
daughter Stephanie Lynn Hartin
to James Dustin Brantley.
Mr. Brantley is the son of Wil-
lie and Beverly Brantley of Mac-
clenny. The couple plans a wed-
ding in May, 2007.

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday August 31, 2006 Page 11

Ms. Freeman & Jason Lyons
October vows
Ronnie and Dana Freeman
of Macclenny are pleased to
announce the engagement of
daughter Tina Marie 'to Jason
David Lyons, the son of Mike
and Velinda Lyons, also of Mac-
The couple plans an October

Mr. Powdenr& Ms. Pritchard
September 9 vows
Barbara Pritchard and Joshua
Powden, both of Jacksonville,
will be wed on September 9,
2006. .
The bride is the daughter of
Art and Marie Pritchard of Mac-
clenny, and the groom is the son
of Rob and Raylin Powden of"
Jacksonville. The couple plans
to live in Jacksonville.

Rocking Chair
c rer

Last Saturday's Rocking
Chair Challenge "Mushball
Game" got off to an early morn-
ing start and quickly turned into
a first class "heated" contest. But
as the temperature increased, so
did the desire to win and the
games continued into the late
afternoon. The Baker County
Shakers team held onto the
Rocking Chair Challenge tro-
phy for another year but the City
Slickers put up a good fight. The
overall tournament trophy went
to the Little League Coaches
team amidst a lot of cheering
from some Little League play-
ers. Proceeds from ticket sales,
concession and sponsorships
totaled more than $12,000.
That will go to help provide
in-home and community based
services for Baker County
seniors and disabled residents.
On Wednesday there will
be a Vestibular Balance, clinic
conducted at the senior center.
with balance testing, evaluation
and information on fall preven-
tion. All seniors are in\ ited and
welcome to participate in this
and an) senior center activi-
ties. Lunch is served every day
at 12:00 noon and on the last
Friday of even month we'like
to celebrate all seniors and staff
with birthdays in ;that month.
Join us this coming Friday.
September 1. for a late August
birthdays celebration.
Did you know that you don't
have to pay for 411 information
calls? There is a toll free infor-
mation service available. Just
diall 800 FREE 411.
The Council on Aging now

Reunion Labor Day
The annual Cra%%ford-Do\wl-
ing family reunion will be held
on Labor Day, September 4 at
the home of Auzzie and Bertha
Crawford in Taylor beginning at
1:00 pm. All family members are
invited to join the fun.

has limited funding available for
intermittent weekend and eve-
ning respite service, to allow full
time caregivers an opportunity
for extended relief from daily
responsibilities of care giving.
Funds are also still available to
assist with air conditioning, fans
and cooling bills, on a first come
basis. For more information call
the Council on Aging at 259-

2223, extension 231 or 222.
The COA Meals on Wheels
service has a real need for vol-
unteers to deliver meals on the
Macclenny North Macclenny
South or the Sanderson route.
Please give us a call if you have
about three hours a week you
can spare to stop in and say
hello to some of our seniors. A
smiling face and a friendly voice
often mean even more than the
meal. Come on in and join our
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Buddy Sirmans,

Funeral Friday

for Flora Allen
Flora Mae Rhoden Allen, 73,
of Baldwin, Fla. died on August
22, 2006 in Jacksonville follow-
jng a brief illness. She was born
on March 2, 1933 in Macclenny,
the daughter of the late James
eltdie Rhoden and the former
Nellie Ellen Garrett..
i Mrs. Allen is survived by
Artis Allen. her husband of 43
years; children Darlene (Phil-
lip) Chessman. David (Sherry)
iThompson, Darrell Roberts, Deb-
bie (Tim) Brown. B6 (Athena)
jllen, Daxid (GeorgeAnne)
Allen and H.L. (MulNl Shef-
field: sisters Katherine Hicks
and Malinda (Harold) Wilson:
38 grandchildren and 10 great-
grandchildren. She was prede-
ceased bN infant brother Law-
rence Rhoden; sisters Ernestine
Sangster. Rosenell Burnsed and
infant Marigold Rhoden:
: The funeral service for Mrs.
Alien %as held at 11:00 am on
Friday, August 25 at the First
Assembly of God Church in
Baldwin with Rev. Burt Hut-
son officiating. Pallbearers w ere
Chris, Kyle and Clint Thomp-
on, John Roberts, T.J. Brown
and Brandon Allen.
Interment at Macedonia Cem-
eter\ in NMacclennN immediately
Followed the service. Prestwood
Funeral Home of Bald win was
in charge of arrangements.

SukeJohns, 21,

Hies in accident
Luke Cassidy Johns. 21, of
Mliddleburg, Fla. died August
o3. 2006 from injuries sustained
In a motorcycle accident.
Mr. Johns was born April 27,
1985 in Jacksonville, and is sur-
-vived b\ parents Rick (Cath-
erine'- Johns and Vivian Ward
iohns; brothers John Thompson
and Rand\ Nimeth: sister Kris-
lina (Quintoni Ford; grandpar-
ents Louise and Floyd Johns,
sunt Belinda (Terry) Johnson,
-uncle Wayne iBrendal Johns:
,even cousins and close friend
Bob Turner.
- The funeral for Mr. Johns
-\\as held on Sunday, August 27
-t 2:00 pm at Highland Baptist
lChurch in Highland, Fla. with
kRev. Bill Clayton officiating.
Jnterment follow" ed. at Long
Branch Cemetery in NMaxville.
.Prestwood Funeral Home in
jBaldw in \\as in charge of ar-

St Peters AnglicanFellowship
Minnesota Ate. Macicenmy, Fla. "
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service -10:00 am

HH, e,

Mrs. Douberly

dies August 27
S Darrie Mae Douglas Douber-
t ly, 93. of Sanderson died Sun-
day, August 27, 2006. She was
i born May 1, 1913 in Lulu, Flor-
ida to the "
late Arley
S and Susan

D o u g 1.As.
She lived,
in Baker

the past 45
years. Dar-D '
ne was a '
member :7'$
of Moniac -.. ..
p Ipist Douberl/
Ch u rc h Doberl
and was predeceased by daugh-
ter Susan Douberly Witt.
Mrs. Douberly is. survived bN
sons William Bo (Dorothy) of
Trenton. Fla.; Kenneth (Betty i
of Bartow%, Marvn in (Becky of
Haines City and Gary (Crissy)
Douberly of Keystone Heights:
daughters Gladys Pat Douberly
of Lake City. Janice (Wendell)
Combs and Linda Walker, both
of Glen St. Mary; 41 grandchil-
dren and 15 great-grandchil-
The funeral for Mrs. Dou-
berly was held at 3:00 p.m. on
Tuesday. August 29 in the .cha'-
pel of Ferreira Funeral Services
of Macclenny with Pastor Jim
Cox officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Douglas Cemetery.

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was meat cutter
Robert "Buddy" Lewis Sir-'
mans, 70, of Macclenny died
on Friday, August 25, 2006 at
Shands Jacksonville. Buddy
was born in Tifton, Georgia on
October 12,
1935 to the --
late W. B.
and Rebec-
ca Roberts ;
Sirm ans .
He moved
to Baker
CountN in
1979 from ,
Jackson -
ville, Flori-
da. MIr. Sir-
mans was
a member Ar. Sir,,la,
of Corner-
stone Congregational Methodist
/ Church.
Mr. Sirmans worked for 45
years as a meat cutter for Pantry
Pride and Winn-Dixie supermar-
kets. He was a handyman and
mechanic who always helped
those in need. Buddy enjoyed
woodworking and was a member
of the Alliance of Food Workers
Lodge. He was predeceased by
his daughter, Linda "Angel" Sir-
mans Perry.
Survivors include Edith Sir-,
mans of Macclenny. his losing
\\ife of 50 \ears: children Debbie
(Rusty) Williams. Robin Snyder
and William Bill iDebbiel Sir-
nians, all of Nacclenn\: sisters
Dorothy Godwin of Valdosta,.
Ga.. Ruth Godw\in iMosesi of
Augusta. Ga., Evelyn Barden
of Polk City and Nell Hartle\y
of Baldwin: grandchildren Staff
Sgt. Randall Richards, Rebecca
Richards. Tonya E. Williams, Ja-.
son Perry, Sandra Crawford, K.
Shiney Danko.JenniferAldridge.
Justin Spence. Brooke Potts, Ra-,
chael Potts and Terrence Potts:
seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held
at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August
29 at Cornerstone Congregation-
al Methodist Church %\ ith Pastor
Mae White officiating. Intermnent
followed in Oak Grove Cem-
etery. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral
Ser\ ices: of N Macolenny" was in
charge of arrangements.

Many thanks
The children of Dorsey Ben-
nett would like to say how much
we appreciated the support we
received during the week of
our father's untimely death. We
can never express in words how
much the many phone calls,
cards, food, flowers and prayers
meant to us.
Special thanks to Sheriff Joey
Dobson for the support from his
office and the many hours put inl
by the officers..Thanks to inves-
ngators Steve Harvey and Chuck
Brannan and their families for
the many hours of involvement
in this case
Thanks to the ladies of Cuy-
ler Baptist Church and all others
in the community who brought
food to the church for our big
family and all of our friends on
the day of the funeral.
Thanks to Mr. Bill Guerry and
his staff for all they did to help
easeour burdens during such a
stressful time.
We ask that you continue to
keep us in your prayers as we
learn to live past the tragedy that
-has befallen our family and, we
put our lives back together.
Debri'. S,.'n. -.fichael. Drew,
Sraaiii. Alart. and Rogt r

In loving memory of
Tom (Vernon) Davis
3,24' 8,30/04
Two years iago toidaliy ou icie
tallhd anai.
He took 3 ou home to stay.
Life is short and sweet,
But now 3 our lif is complete."
You are up in Heaven's gates,
So we will have to wait.
So rest, my poor man,
We will see you again.
Your wife, daughters and sons

573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am- 11:00 am
S\\,rship Services
S1 1l:00 am .
.. <. Wed. Bible Study
: .- 7., i pm
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Sunday School 10:00 am
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Evening Prayer-Serv. 7:30 pm
' Pastor: Oral E. Liyons f

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Sunday) School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.M.
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North 6th Street Macdlenhy 259-3500

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11:00 am

Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
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Sunday School .'.. 10:00 am
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday August 31, 2006 Page 13

With our gratitude
God gave us a wonderful
mother, full of love and grace.
We have experienced that same
love as you shared our loss.
. We are so grateful for the love
shown to our family during the
loss of our wonderful Mama.
We send a heartfelt thank you to
all who prayed for us, prepared
food, sent flowers, cards and
Bibles in her honor. Thanks also
for the comfort of your visits and
phone calls..A special thankyou
to pastors Jim Cox, Walter Ben-
nett. Perry Hays and Mark Woods.
for their constant support.-To the
staff at Wells Nursing Home,
you are truly unbelievable; thank
you for the tenderness and care
that you shared with our Mama,
and for the security that you pro-
vided to us in knowing she was
receiving the best care possible.
Also. thanks to the Baker County
Sheriff's Office and V. Todd Fer-
reira Funeral Senices.

The Fanily "
Era Belle (Bennert I Colenman

:-" .

Terry M. Raulerson
Seventeen years are gone, yet the memo-
ries are clear.
A'femonries of a man we hild so dear.
'.4 o ,,ius S -n *ii i .i .\a upln to all, "
4 Cirr ,nFian S'.Iin Oio a'st erc'1 Cwt.' call
He ansi ered the call bel'ore his nine,
An ohedent seni 'ru i i ll hi prine
IT/h,ie hea. I,. r hie wais a hnline_ i, /
His wing smi/:' ar ., ia'( "'7nj,
.An extrao -rdiur Son thlrotii niho t Isls am.ys
-- __ Th he is eoin'. jih reudlis in our
And in our memories forever a part.
So join us today to remember our Son,
A hard-fought battle, but his journey is
A journey long, but now complete,
For-we know he is okay asleep at God's
Mom and Dad andFamily
Written by Scott Woods, nephew

Labor Day BBQ
to benefit youth
A BBQ and Bluegrass music
event will be held on Labor Day,
September 4 with proceeds to
benefit 7-year-old Ethan Arnold
of Glen St. Mary, currently in re-
hab in Jacksonville after surgery
to remove a brain tumor.
The event will be held in the
Wal-Mart parking lot off South
6th Street \\ ith food prepared by
Lyman Green's BBQ of Mac-
Ethan. a second .grade stu-
dent at Westside Elementary,
is the son of Brooke Arnold of
Glen and Daniel Day of Union
County. This is the second time
he has been stricken with a brain-
Tickets can be purchased in
advance from Mercantile Bank,
or at the event. The family is also
accepting donations.
Mosley speaks to
Kiwanis members
The Kiwanis Club of Baker
County heard from mediator
Johnnie Mosley of the Starke
club during its regular meeting
,on August 24 at the Baker County
Health Department board room.
The. speaker explained the
purpose of the Aktion Club spon-
sored by Kiwanis in Starke. The
club is for mentally and physi-
cally handicapped adults, and
concentrates on teaching leader-
ship skills and on service activi-
ties. An effort may be made in
the future to start an Aktion Club
in Baker County.
The newly formed club sched-
uled its Charter Night for Sep-
tember 25, and seeks donations
of valuable items for its silent
Speaker for the August 31
meeting is Paula Barton, Baker
County school superintendent.

Don't go it alone
The Baker County
Cancer Support Group
First Thursday of month
7:00 pm
Baker County Health

Aaron Bean speaks to Rotary mem-
bers about Legislature matters
By Harvey Baxter County Schools based on pupil
Rotary Correspondent enrollment and other factors,
State Representative Aaron plus $656,822 in revenue sharing
Bean spoke to the Baker County for the county.
Rotary Club August 23,2006. The representative said he
Rep. Bean, a four-term mem- was disappointed two budget
ber of the Florida House from items did not sunrve the gpver-
Fernandina Beach; nor's veto: theo
is returning to Tal YMCA poothl
cand the Youth
lahassee without Hope Center,
opposition this both in Mac-
election cycle.both clenn. How-
He believes the ever th.e ool
2006 Florida Leg- everinthePol
islature was kinddue to ta reality
to. Baker County, d e ha
and more specifi- C work of the
call to North- pYICA and its
east Florida State papers.
Hospital, which reported that
he said got the first reported that
added appropria- tax revenues
Ition in 17 years. for (he slate
Seenty new beds %%ere up. in
were authorized, spite of the re-
were authorizedpeal of the in-
with funding for peal of the in-
about 70 new em- tangible prop-
ployees.e Rep.arnBat er tax and
Aplo R,-.,4aron B K the state tax hol-
tii.llUy hv

AddUitionaUly, Ce
state hospital was granted au-
Sthority to select its v endors rather
than having central selection in
Tallahassee. Rep. Bean praised
the efforts of existing employees
and hospital administrators \\ho
help push for the added funding.
Additionally the state autho-
rized $31,861,000 for Baker

days. He noted
that almost a third of state sales
tax revenue comes ..from pur-
chases by visitors to our state.
Joining Mr. Bean \vas his leg-
islative assistant Larry Myers,
who like the representative, is a
past president of the Femandina
Beach Rotary Club.

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Pursuant to an application submitted by Frank Chism and
Steven Carlson to be granted a Variance to the Minimum
Lot Requirements Section 3,04.13.04 A., in a RCMH
1 zoning, for the purpose of deeding each of the above
property owners a 1.5 acre lot, located off CR 127 N on
Cedar Creek Drive Sanderson, Florida. The Baker County
Land/Local Planning Agency will consider the request at
a public hearing scheduled for Thursday, September 14,
2006, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the
County Commissioner's Chambers of the Administration
Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, FL. On the
date above-mentioned, all interested parties may appear
to be heard with respect to the Variance Request. Written
comments for or against the Variance request may be; sent
to the Baker County Building Department, 81 North Third
Street, Macclenny, FL 32063. Faxed comments may be
sent to (904) 259-5057. Copies of the Variance may be in-
spected in the Building Department by any member of the
public. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter
to participate in this proceeding should contact the Admin-
istration Department at (904) 259-5123 at least 48 hours
prior to the time of the hearing.

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2nd quarter
BC Chaz Johns, 1 yard run: (Carlos Holton to Ridge Sweat)
BC Johns, 4 yard run; (Lucious Lee run) .
BC Holton, 35 yard run; (conversion failed) ::
M 49 yard pass; (conversion run) .
3rd quarter
BC Lee, 41 yard run; (conversion failed)
4th quarter
BC Lee, 18 yard run: (conversion failed)
. Lee 17-149; Johns 13-97. Holton 7-87; Greg Williamns'5-37;'Darvin Ruise
2-8; Hank Farmer 1-6: B J. Rowe 1-(1-2). Team totals: 46-382.

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Film star

Dylan Mann
senior linebacker
seven tackles
was in great position all night, and made
the plays... was the hardest worker we
had in the off-season... he has earned the
respect of his teammates

Each week after breaking down game film, Cats coaches will select a player
who didn't necessarily have big statistics, but played a key role for the team.

Chalk talk

Against Middleburg, we ran the 56 Boot Pass Left for our third touchdown of
the second quarter. It was the turning point because it appeared to seal the game.
Although it was far from over, a three-touchdown cushion let us be more conserva-
tive and not endanger our quarterback any further.
The 56 Boot Pass Left is a play-action pass set up by one of our base run plays.
Also called a "waggle" pass, it's a staple of the Wing-T, but we adapted it to our I
package. It's a good change of pace from our power run game.
It is a fake of our 56 Out play and we boot our quarterback opposite of the fake.
It is a "flood pass" that calls for four-pass routes at different levels throughout the
outside third of the field. The fullback fakes, then runs a flat route five yards deep.
The second read for the quarterback is the wing back who runs a comer route with
a break at 10 yards, then angles to 25 yards. The third read is the tight end on a
drag from the back side at 15 yards. The final read is the receiver on a vertical route
down the sideline.
The quarterback has a run-pass option and Friday night Carlos Holton broke
contain for a 35-yard touchdown run that gave us a 22-0 lead.
The play is important to of our game plan and will be big for us this year.
Coach Bobby Johns picks each game's key play,
then draws it up and breaks it down.

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Press Spotils
With a little backfield shuffle, the Wildcats extinguished the memory of a lackluster
preseason game and bulled their way to a dominating performance in their regular season
opener at liddleburg last Friday.
Behind a ground game that rolled up 382 yards, the Cats busted the Broncos 34-8 to
win their first game since late 2004.
Head Coach Bobby Johns said he reassigned his running backs to different positions
after the team's August 181loss to West Nassau in the Kickoff Classic.
He moved Lucious Lee from fullback to tailback and inserted Chaz Johns into the full-
back slot. Hank Farmer started at wingback.
"'It \\as a much more physical backfield," Johns said Monday morning. "We ran the ball
harder, and that allowed us to control the game."
Two coaches' sons led the way.
Lee, whose father Ron is special assistat coach for running.backs. gained 149 yards.on
17 rushes, an average of 8.8 \ ards pe carry. He also scored a pair of touchdowns on runs
of 41 yards and 18 yards and a two-point conversion.
Johns, who scored the Cats' first r\t o touchdown ns, ran for 97 yards on 13 carries, an aver-
age of 7.5 yards. He transferred to Baker High this year when his father accepted the head
coaching job.
Quarterback Carlos Holton also had a big game on the ground. The athletic junior ran
seven times for 84 yards, including a 35-yard touch-
down. In addition, he punted twice for an average of 38
As a team, the Cats averaged 8.3 yards per rushing
attempt. :'
"We blocked well up front," coach Johns said. "We
were extremely) ph\ 'ical... but they weren't as big as we .
thought they were." '
The strong ground game enabled Baker's offense to .
maintain possession and control the game. The Cats ran
53 plays to Middleburg's 39.
"That's kind of t. pical of teams I've coached," said '
Johns, whose goal is to average 50 offensive pla\ s per N -
game. "We want to wear folks down."
As well as the Cats ran the ball, that's how poorly they "
threw it. Holton completed 1 of 7 passes for 12 yards. "
Chaz Johns made the only catch.
"We called a couple of more passes, but he decided to ..
run. His touchdown run was on a pass play."
Johns said that because the running game was so suc-
cessful, there was no pressure to complete passes, which
enabled the team to go for the occasional long pass to try .
to catch the Broncos off guard.
Two other down notes for the Cats eight penalties
for 58 yards, and five fumbles, although they lost just
Johns, however, said Holton's hands were sweating
profusely in the oppressive humidity, and that he can live
with penalties that come from aggressive play "going
after folks with reckless abandon."
The Cats' defense was a mirror image of the offense as
Baker shut down the Broncos' running game, but slipped
a bit against the pass.
Middleburg gained just 78 yards on 23 carries, but
completed 11 of 16 passes for 112 yards.
The Broncos only score came late in the first half
when one of their receivers got behind coverage, grabbed
a tipped ball and turned it into a 49-yard touchdown.
"We've got to get better pass coverage," Johns said,
adding that other teams have more than one quality .,
receiver. "We've got to keep people in front of us and _..
pressure the quarterback."
Looking ahead to Friday's home opener against
Bradford County, he called the Tornadoes "fast, fast,
"They don't do a lot of things on offense, but what
they do, they do well," he said. "They are very soundly
On offense, the keys to beating Bradford is to grind
out sustained drives and try to wear down the defense.
Johns thinks his team will need to run 60 to 65 plays.
On defense, the Cats must not give up the big play.
"They don't want four, five, six yards at a time," Johns ..p
said. "We have to force them to be patient. '
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By Jared Wilkerson

I'm seeing and hearing a lot of references
on news and radio broadcasts to the booming
buyer's market that is currently sweeping the
nation. It's even starting to bleed over into my
business; where it seems like more and more
often initial contract offers on property are
coming in either:really low, or with requests
to have all closing costs paid
by the sellers, or some com-
bination of both.
When these low offers
come in, I always end up
having to call the buyer's
agent to ask the inevitable
question- "Did your buyers
really want this place or is
J'red WIiker or. Realtoar putting in offers on property
sort of like a weekend hobby
of theirs?" Okay, so I don't say it like that, but
the truth is that if it really is a buyer's mar-
ket right no%\, sellers sure don't seem to think
so...and. ultimately, it does take two to tango.
Really, that's basically what the real estate
market is; a dance floor, of sorts. Sometimes
the buyers lead, sometimes the sellers are in
control, and the Federal Reserve sets the tempo
for a band of mortgage lenders by raising or
lowering the interest rate wand. Wow...Il
haven't been that poetic since Ms. Norman's
11 th grade English class...
A-ny way, it's a slow process to shift from one
extreme to the other and it certainly doesn't
happen overnight. But has it happened now?
Last year was one of the most popping real
estate years in recent history. National home
sale volumes reached levels that were uAheard '
of in terms of the number of units sold as well
as average median home prices. No one with
any knowledge of the real estate market would
call 2005 anything but a true seller's market
Probably the biggest two contributing fac-
tors to how that happened were the low interest
rates, making it possible for buyers to borrow
more money than they were used to having
access to, and the skyrocketing cost of build-
ing materials, which forced people to ponder
the financial sense of trying to construct a new
home when they could buy a perfectly good
resale and move in immediately while rates
were low.
Homes flew off the imaginary shelf and
the only buyers who asked for closing costs
paid were the ones who had a thing for being
disappointed just long enough to see someone
else come in and scoop up the house they had
I can say that the summer market this year
has been quite a change from last year. Homes
are staying on the market for longer periods of
time. Even the ones that are priced properly
and being marketed effectively are having a
tough time finding a qualified buyer quickly.
The average days on market (before an accept-
ed contract) for median-priced homes around
this time last year was at a MLS-wide average
of 16 days. Nowadays we're hovering at just

in a bu

over two months. To find out why that is, let's
take a look at the traits that make up the two
extremes of both buyer's and seller's markets.
They both run on the basic principles of sup-
ply and demand, with a couple minor twists
brought on by inflation and the mortgage mar-

years m
Sellers may even be forced to buy down the
buyer's interest rate by paying what's called
"points," or a percentage of the loan amount.
One point pretty much equates to 1,8 to 1/4 of
a percentage point for the APR on the mort-
That last section certainly does not describe

Buyers have more choices in today's market sinte demand has fallen behind supply.

Seller's markets are characterized as time
periods w ith low interest rates, low competi-
tion from other sellers (or low inventory of
homes), and short market periods. These fac-
tors all come together and often lead to a dras-
tic increase in home values for this period.
Buyer's markets are pretty much just the
opposite. Higher interest rates knock more
-buyers out of the market .(especially since
home prices are probably still nearly untouch-
able following rises from the preceding sell-:
er's market), making demand go down due.
to fewer people who can afford the average
Also, a buyer's market generally rides in on-
the heels of a steep climb in available homes
for sale. Basically, homeowners who are
watching the market during the heavily sell-
er-friendly period see how much money their
neighbors are making by selling and decide
they'd like to get in on it. Unfortunately, it's a
little late once everyone gets the same idea all
at once. Supply now exceeds demand; never
good for getting top dollar.
Once there are too many homes and not
enough buyers to purchase them all, the
homes just sit on the market while buyers take
their time looking at several more homes than
they'd normally have time for. By the time
someone does put in an offer on the house, the
sellers are sick of waiting and are willing to
make all kinds of concessions such as lower-
ing the price and paying the buyer's closing

the situation with the current market. Interest
rates are up over last year. but anyone can tell
you that 6.42% (the current average) is a great
rate at which to lock in a 30 year fixed. So, the
slightly higher.rates are not a real problem.
It is true that there are more homes on the
market which are staying there for longer time
periods than last year, but die national average
on what is considered normal is three to four
months (from the first day on market to the
day of closing). So, w we're actually still ahead
of the curve.
Consider last
year's year-to-
date sales. from
January 1st to
August 27":
There were 108
homes sold in
that time right
here in Baker
County. This
year, during that
same time peri-
od, there were
97 homes that
closedwithin the
county limits. This magnificent one-and
That is a drop of and rear porches and a th
about 10 percent,. includes a large walk-in
However, keep area, soaking tub and sepa
in mind that's a overlooks the spacious liv
10 percent drop onto www.house-of-the-w
as compared to a


record year. Also, the median home price for
this year has continued to rise almost 9 percent
over last year's for the area. That is not a mar-
ket lull. That does not paint a picture of sellers
having to accept lower offers for their homes.
It simply shows that the majority of sellers
are willing to wait another month for the right
buyer to come along.
Before giving my final
assessment of the current
market, I want to mention
a very.smiall experiment I
ran in my office last week.
I asked several other real
estate professionals, some
new to the business anid
some with decades of
experience, whether it was
a buyer's or seller's mar-
ket right now. Regardless
of their experience levels,
the answers were striking-
ly similar. Almost every-
one immediately said it
was a buyer's market;
almost without thinking, it
seemed. Then I asked the
real kicker "Wh\?"
That's when just about
all of them paused and had
to think for a bit. They
could all explain the dif-
nces between the two;
but many of them admit-
ted that they hadn't seen.
the true signs of a predominate buyer's market
in any of their personal files and dealings on
which they were working.
The absolute best answer I got to my first
question came from an older lady who's been
in the business long enough to have seen it all.
She crossed her arms, looked up at the ceiling
and then back at me, then she sighed, raised
an eyebrow and said, "Well, young man, now
that depends on who I'm talking to."
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(From Page 1)
; That response perfectly
,-describes the current market.
The reason for it is that we're
not in a lull or a boom right
now. We're just in a nor-
mal market. People who are
anxious to buy will pay what
:sellers are asking. Sellers
; -who are in a hurry to move
will entertain all offers. No
one really has the upper hand
right now. That's the way
that it should be, and that's
the way that it is.
: CNN and NPR may bring
: out some specialist every
other night who tells every-
body that the nation's real
: estate market is in trouble,
and maybe it is. But we don't
: just live in the nation; we live
: here in Florida, where some
:1000 people a day are mov-
ing into our state. That's a lot
of folks who'll need a place
Sto stay and many of them will
b want to buy that place.
: Ultimately, sellers can
breathe a sigh of relief. The
:only major change from the
:-plan from last year's tech-
mnique is to be certain to price
the home right on the money.
,There's not a lot of promise
.on the horizon in trying to
test the market at this point.


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garage. detached I-car garage. wrTap-around front porch. large
screened porch overlooking pool & spa. RV parking/hook-up
and fenced rear.
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3 BR, 2 BA on 1.06 acres with large den, gorgeous
stone fireplace and hearth, 3 car garage, 1 car car-
port, screened back porch, covered front porch.
Additions added to 1975 singlewide MH. Cash only.
Make offer $169,900. MAC-014
Putnam County
3 BR, 2 BA 2700 SF with 300 feet on Cedar Creek, just
off St. Johns River with deep water access. Boathouse/
lift, workshop, fenced and all on 4.2 beautiful acres.
$745,000 JAX-005
.22 acres close to large Lake Grandin $15,000 L-034
Duval County
Commercial Potential
1.39 acres on Chaffee Road. Mobile home does not
convey. Great commercial potential in exploding area.
$500,000 MAC-002
3004 SF of commercial office space with potential for
3 tenants, 144 SF of road frontage on Blanding Blvd.
$450,000 JAX-002
3153 SF just off Blanding Blvd. This 2 story building
could accommodate 3 tenants. Upstairs needs remod-'
eling. $350,000 JAX-003
Vacant Land
2 acres with a possible brick 3 BR, 2 BA home to be
completed to your likes. Rough plumbed with electric
meter connected to house. Deep well and septic on
property. $189,950 JAX-00i


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3 BR, 2 BA 1532 SF updated with garage turned into
an office. Screen porch off family room overlooking
pool. $243,000 JAX-007
3 BR, 2 BA 1400 SF perfect starter home. Freshly
painted, new carpet and tile. Large detached garage
wand I car carport. $158,000 JAX-004
3 BR, 1 BA 1317 SF home being sold in as-is condition
$75,000 JAX-006
. 4 BR, 2 BA all brick home on 5.6 acres, 2 BR, 1 BA
located at each end of home. $399,900 JAX-01l
4 BR, 2 BA 2488 SF with 4th BR turned into an office.
Inground pool and security fence. Surround sound
system in family room. $380,500 JAX-008
3 BR, 2N BA 1708 SF recently updated with the third
bedroom and full bath. $297,000 JAX-010O
Georgia Listings
Property offered as one 16 acre parcel, one 10 acre
parcel or 2 ten acre parcels. Front lot has paved road
frontage on CR 185 with well and small pond. Owner
financing available with large down payment $14,500
per acre MAC-001
3 BR, 2 BA on 1.31 acres in the SMRB area on the
river. Price reduced $187,000 MAC/WH-043
3 BR, 2 BA brand newdoublewide mobile home on
1.5 acres, off river in the SMRB area. $132,500 MAC-
Douglas, Georgia
3 BR, 1 BA brick home with large den. Estate owned.
Reasonable offers considered. $89,900 MAC-015

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5 piece oak bedroom set, queen
size with mattress, $750; Two den-
im crib sets, ,$10 each; 259-2746.
1992 Chapparral 1800 Limited
Sport boat, 19', new upholstery,
Volvo 4 cylinder inboard/outboard
motor, 6 person ski boat, $4500.
Call 275-2748 or 275-2442 after
5:OC om.' .. S 31p
3X24 ft.. 29 gauge, metal roofing;
2x6,,44 ft., load bearing, trusses.
334-6695. 8/3-31p
Florida/Southern Miss game, Sat-
urday, September 2 @ 6:00, 2 tick-
ets, $70. Call 259-2183 before
9:00 pm. 8/31p
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/lOtfc
2001 Keystone Hornet Lite,
sleeps 6, fully equipped, good con-
dition, $10,000., 259-5026 or 622-
8945. 8/31-9/7p
Two 2005 Honda 4 wheelers, 350
Ranchers, low hours, $4500 each
OBO. 653-2222 or 813-9967.
1995 Coachman pull behind camp-
er, like new, extras, asking $6500.
259-9055 or 598-4935 for more
information. 8/31p
Gehl feed grinder, $1500; John
Deere 1 row corn picker & wag-
on, 3 spares, $500; Hammer mill,
$300. 275-2683. 8/31tfc
Epson Stylus color 600 printer,
$25. 259-2400. 4/20tfc
Couch & loveseat, $150; GE wash-
er & dryer, 2 years old, $350; Bull-
dog & Lab puppies, free to good
home. 497-6419 or 653-2289.
6 piece bedroom set, queen mat-
tress & boxsprings, new in boxes,
$499, can deliver. 904-858-9350.
Refrigerator, works good, $50;
2 domestic rats w/bi-level cage
& stand, $25; 55 gallon aquari-
um complete set w/stand and 2
10 gallon aquariums, $100. 235-
7705. 8/31p
Fresh green peanuts, hand picked,
washed & graded. Truluck Farms,
O'Brien, FL. 259-2055.

2006 Honda CRF250R motorcycle,
good condition. 904-591-3724. Friday 8:30 am-3:00 pm Saturday
8/31p 8:30 am-4:00 pm, 5454 Woodlawn
Good used appliances. 90 day ri. Rd. Rain cancel until next week.
money back guarantee. 266-4717. Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-?, 26543
7/13-3/29p 2002 Ford Explorer LS, 78,000 CR 250, Taylor. Clothes all sizes,
1999 Harley Davidson FXDL Dyna miles, w/extended warranty, V6, cookwares. odds & ends, etc.
Lowrider, Vance & Hines exhaust, automatic, CD, power steering, tilt rAG6V Saturday 8:00 am-?, 44 N. 1st St.
forward controls, lots of exras, wheel, cruise control, tow package Wiggles toddler bed w bedding ac-
garage kept, looks brand new, rear air, aluminium wheels, new cessones to match: high chair that
$10,500. Call Doug @ 259-3272 tires, $11,500. 259-7574. 8/31c converts to table & chair; tv stand,
or 728-6163. 8/31p convestTo...table&ch air:.. .standc
ru~~u maui u~~~~, V d ', "'" e iI IId liieU I Iuu L-y3

White/beige canopy, headboard,
footboard, chest, dresser & mirror,
excellent condition, $300. 259-
3550. 8/31p
2000 Yamaha Wave Runner, 3
seater with trailer, very low hours,
good condition, $5000. 259-4602.
Solid wood cherry sleigh bed
with mattress & boxsprings, retail
.$950, sacrifice for $395, can de-
liver. 904-858-9350. 8/lOtfc
King pillowtop, new with warranty,
$289, can deliver. 904-391-0015.
8/, l0fc
6W work topper, tool box driver
side, tail gate doors, ladder rack,
$150. See at 6285 Bob. Kirkland
Rd, Macc. Must see to appreciate.
Dinette set, tan/white wood table
& 6 white chairs, good condition,
$200. 259-0558. 8/31p
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
Cub Farmall. runs great, with-
implements, $2000; Isuzu truck.,
runs good, $600; single axle trail-
er, 6x14, $450. 912-266-1641.
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
Luxury queen pillowtop, in plastic,
$199. 904-398-5200. 8/lOtfc
2001 Kawasaki Bayou 300, 4
wheeler, runs good, $2250; Craft-
man's tiller $325; riding lawnmow-
er $450. 259-5193. 8/31p
Newgen DesignXpress 12 laser
printer, ethernet, parallel, serial,
appletalk, SCSI connectivity. Prints
up to 11x17, uses HP toner &
drum. PC or MAC, has one tray &
power cord, $250. 259-2400.
Ready to go flshin'- 15 ft. Gheeneu
w/trailer, 5 HP Honda motor, troll-
ing motor, vest, livewell, $1900,
like new. 259-1303. 8/31c
Nikon Scan Touch oversized flat-
bed scanner with SCSI connection,
$75. 259-2400. 6/15tfc
Dell keyboard & mouse, $10. 259-
2400. 6/15tfc
2003 Honda Recon 250 & 1994
Kawasaki Bayou 220, $2500 for
both. 904-309-1508. 8/31p
Miller welder w/trailer, plus acces-
sories, $1500. 259-1303. 8/31c

Driver Jacksonville Terminal

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


Over the road drivers needed.
New trucks with ThermoKing APU's, 1800 watt inverters, top of the line
leather seats, walk-in condo sleepers, and new air-ride front suspension
for a smoother ride than you have ever experienced. Home several nights
most weeks as we have a good mixture of regional and over the road.
Home most weekends. Personalized dispatching that comes from only
dispatching 25 trucks locally. Earn up to 30% of revenue immediately.
NO WAITING!!! New increased layover pay. Up to $100.00 per day.
2 weeks vacation. $1200.00 per year Safety Bonus. Driver of the Year
bonus. Driver recruitment bonus. Medical and dental insurance. Need 2
years experience.
904-368-0777 or 888-919-8898

JL991. rdT laurus, v, goouuu on
gas, loaded, $1500 OBO. 653-
1656 leave message. 8/3115
2005 Tritan TR196, full factory
warranty, many extras, $28,000.
Call Jimmy at 904-588-3754 or
259-4420. 8/24-31p
2000 Kla Sepha,loaded, cold a/c,-
excellent condition, $2900. 904-
591-2916. 8/31p
1990 Ford FI50 XLT, new tires,
power steering & brakes, cruise
control, 5 speed, A/C, $3000.
653-2222 or 813-9967. 8/10-31p
1998 Chevrolet 4i4, extend-
ed cab, fully loaded, valued at
$13,500, asking $11,000. Must
see! 259-5072. 8/31p
1982 Ford F150, 4 WD, 251 Wind-
sor, Granny 4 speed, 33 Buckshot
mudders, $1800 OBO. 259-4709
or 813-6040. 8/24-31p
1991 Mercedes 190E, A/C, power
windows, 4 door, good condition.
259-3550. 8/31p
1997 Ford Aerostar van, runs &
looks great, $1600 OBO. 704-
5043 or 259-5697. 8/24-31p
2001 Dodge King cab pickup
truck, V8, 2 WD with topper, AM/
FM/cassette,,A/C, tilt wheel,
cruise control, power windows &
door lock, dual airbags, towing
package & bedliner, only 81,500
miles, excellent condition, $7800.
For more information, all 904-566-
7720 or 904-566-7739. After 5:00
pm, call 275-2571. 8/31p.
Cash for your junk car or truck. I
haul. 904-509-0921. 5/4-10/26p

Affordable & dependable. Let me
take care of your cleaning needs.
Also available evenings & week-
ends. Call 259-8310. 8/31p
Afternoon tutoring available by
high school student. 259-7939.

sewing machlineLt, UoUii oilUUse, louys,
men, women & children's clothing &
shoes; also selling large couch, loveseat & area rug to match.
Call 904-874-3712. 3 families.

Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 858 Jacqueline Circle.

Saturday 8:00 am-noon, Hwy 121 North off of Roger's Trail.
Lots of everything. 4 families. Rain cancels.

Free to good home. Male Dachs-
hund mix, approximately 6 years
old, lives indoors w/fenced yard,
doggy dog trained. Is very protec-
tive of elderly, female owner. Owner
in nursing home. Call for adoption
259-6514 or 904-226-4163.
Happy Jack mange medicine pro-
motes healing & hairgrowth in
gny mange or barespot on dogs &
horses without steroids. Glen Cash
Store 259-2381. www.e-stitch.
com. 8/17-9/7p

For sale. Day's Pizza, owners are
retiring. 259-4660 call after 2:30
pm. 8/24-31c

RZA lerosoiv


2" & 4" Wells
Water & Iron Conditioners
Call Roger or Roger Dale

Family Owned & Operated
Licensed & Insured /

We do small job land clearing,
bush hog mowing, scatter dirt, root
rake, etc., also tree trimming & re-
moval. 259-7968. 6/29tfc
Housecleaning, Macclenny area,
very reliable. 259-9563 ask for
Cindy. 8/31p
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in
good condition. Call Karin at South-
ern Charm 259-4140. 2/13tfc
Let me take care of your clean-
ing needs. Will clean your home
Tuesday-Friday. I'm licensed, with 4
years professional cleaning experi-
ence. I'm a Christian person, ded-
icated, honest, dependable, will
make your home look & smell like
paradise. Good reasonable rates.
Call Zelda at 259-5407 home or
904-408-9305 cell. 8/31-9/7p
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-
7968. 4/22tfc

Chihuahua puppies, 6 weeks old,
$200 each. Cash only. 653-1956.
AKC Chihuahua puppies, 8 weeks,
$400. 904-537-8542. 8/24-31p
Must sell. Pit bull pups, red/red-
nose, 14 weeks old, were $200,
now $100, 3 left 2 chocolate,
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.


Local $575 $675 Home Every Night

OTR $650-$800+ Home 1-2 Nights Plus Weekends
Health/Life Insurance Available Paid Vacation

401 K Weekly Bonus $500 Quarterly Safety/Performance Bonus
DOT Inspection Bonus Driver Referral Bonus

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, August 31, 2006 Page Five-B

Farm/ranch established business
income. 8 stall barn has current
horse boarding. Large screen party
facility for corporation, business,
schools, reunions, birthday par-
ties (parties currently booked). In-
cludes livestock, commercial party
inflatables, farm equipment, 2/3
BR house w/den, fireplace, large
oaks, pond. Board fence frontage.
I Approximately 13 acres. Glen St.
Mary. $750,000. 259-2465.
Best location in the county for the
new drive thru convenience store
concept, drive through gourmet cof-
fee shop, car wash, 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.

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The Baker County Press
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools, benefits after 90 days.
259-5877. 12/30tfc
Now hiring. Experienced concrete
foreman, valid driver's license a
MUST. Fax resume to 904-275-
3292 or call 275-4960. EOE. Drug
free workplace. 8/24-31c

Baker County Chamber of
Commerce Assistant Administrator
position available. Computer expe-
rienpe required, QuickBooks Pro
99 & Microsoft Office Word 2003 -
Outlook, Access, Excel & Publisher.
Qualifications include: experience
as receptionist, secretary & office
manager. Apply at 20 E. Macclenny
Ave., or online at gbarber@bak-
erchamberfl.com. Annual salary:
$25,000-$28,000 depending on
experience & qualifications.
Wal-mart DC/Sam's Cafe now hir-
ing food service personnel. FT/PT
with 2 years experience, $8 and up..
904-653-4000 x 5004. 8/24-31c
Great opportunity for an ener-
getic self-starter in an established
Macclenny retail business. Includes
general office work, customer ser-
vice, order taking. Accuracy & a
pleasant personality a must. Full
time or part time to start. Send
resume to The Office Mart, P.O. Box,
598, Macclenny, FL 32063 or fax to
904-259-3060, e-mail: officemart@
nefcom.net. 8/24-31c
RN's part time, every weekend;
Dietary aide/cook full time & /
part time, various hours includ-
ing evenings & weekends; speech
therapist -PRN- hours vary; COTA -
full time/part time, pleasant work
environment, flexible hours. Apply
in person at Macclenny Nursing 7
Rehab, 755 S. 5th St./Hwy 228.
We are looking for a few highly
motivated, positive & dependable
people. All positions require back-
ground clearance. 8/31-9/7c
The Division of Forestry is now
accepting applications for the posi-
tion of Park Naturalist. Applicants
must pass a background screening
process. Either 1'year of work expe-
rience in forest inventory or a 1
year certificate: in Forestry from an
accredited college or university is
required. The position is the John
M. Bethea State Forest in Northern
Baker County at the Baxter Florida
office with a starting salary of
$23, 181.60 and associated ben-
efits. Apply online at jobs.myflorida.
com Call Lee at 904-2599-2122
or Darline at 386-758-5716.
Applications will be accepted until
9/5/06. The Division of Forestry is
an AA/EEO employer. 8/24-31c

We are looking for skilled structur-
al steel craftsmen who are able to
work in a team environment. Hours
of operation are from 7:00 am-3:30
pm with the possibility of overtime
when required. Benefits include
paid holidays, personal days and
vacation, apply in person at 710
Griffin Court, Macclenny. Apex is an
EOE and drug free workplace.
A Touch of Grass Lawn Service
needs experienced full time
licensed driver. 259-7335.3/23tfc
Activities assistant. Part -time,
various hours including evenings
& weekend. Must be dependable
& able to work independently.'
Background screening required.
Apply in person at Macclenny
Nursing & Rehab, 755 S. 5th St./
Hwy 228. No phone.calls please.
Clerical help needed. for busy
construction office. Good com-
munication skills, computer skills,
MS office, quickbooks & human
resource experience a plus. Fax
resume to 904-275-3292 or call
275-4960. EOE. Drug free work-
place. 8/24-31c
Experienced A/C service tech/
installer needed. Must have driver's
license & tools. 259-0893.
Drivers: Excellent benefits & pay.
Stable & successful company. CDL-
A w/Hazmat, 10 years work history
required. See Dave at 3440 W.,
20th St., Jacksonville, FL 32254.
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.
Company specializing in erosion
control now hiring the following
positions: Crew leaders, equip-
ment operators, laborers, class A
CDL drivers. Valid driver's license
a MUST. Fax resume to 904-275-
3292 or call 275-4960. EOE. Drug.
free workplace. 8/31p
Avon helpers needed. Sell to your
co-workers, friends & family. I d the
paperwork, you earn the money.
Call Kaycee at 275-3215. ISR.

Experienced painters needed.
Contact 534-5133. 8/24-31p
Earthmoving. Heavy equipment
operators, dozers, track hoes, off
road dump trucks. Local work &
extensive travel required. Health
benefits. EOE. Drug free work-
place. E-mail resume to radkins@
comanco.com. Application can be
completed at www.comanco.com or
call Application 813-988-8829 ext.
117. Current locations: Folkston,
GA. 8/17-9/7p
Experienced metal roofer need-
ed, dependable, driver's license
required, good pay. 904-251-5804,
after 7:00 pm, call 259-3757.
Two dump truck drivers w/asphalt
experience needed. Call 334-
8739. 8/31-9/21p,
Local home care agency looking
for full time/part time Physical
Therapist and Occupational
Therapist. Contact Lacy of Linda at
259-3111. 5/25tfc
Dpntal Assistant, 5 years experi-
ence required. Fax resume to 904-
396-4924. Don't have experience
yet? See the ad for Jacksonville
Dental Assistant School on the
school page of this paper. It begins,
with the headline: "In Just 71 Days
you can have the skills you need to
get a job as a Dental Assistant."
Shop maintenance help needed,
small engines. 259-7335. 8/24tfc
Truck drivers needed. Earn $800-
$10.00 per week. Company pro-
videb CDL training for those who
qualify. School graduates welcome.
Call AMG at 866-374-0764.
Mechanics. Great pay & benefits!
All shifts available. E.:perience truck
& trailer. Centurion Auto Transport
800-889-8139. 8/24-31p
Driver needed. Must have clean,
Florida, class A CDL license, must
be willing to work nights & week-
ends. Job entails driving a 2002
Freightliner, hauling groceries out
of Wal-mart Distribution Center
located in Macclenny. Destinations
would include Florida, Georgia,
Alabama & South Carolina. Only
experience drivers need apply. Call
Mike at 386-590-0861 or 386-209-
0116. ,8/31p

Security officers, all areas of
Jacksonville. Call Giddens Security
384-8071 or apply in person at 528
S. Edgewood Ave. 8/17-9/7c
Now taking applications for desk
clerk. Must be able to work all 3
shifts, Monday-Friday. No phone
calls. Apply in person at Travelodge,
161 S. 6th St. 8/31c

Driver/warehouse worker needed.
CDL & good driving record required.
,pay $10-$15 an hour. Please call
904-673-1674 or fax resume to
352-379-7749. 8/31-9/14p
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3000+ SF, 2 story home on over
5.5 acres with pool, spa, 3 car
garage. $469,900. 259-9500.
Baker County new home. 3 BR,
2 BA brick/vinyl house, 2240 SF
on 1 acre, Bob Kirkland Rd. 2 car
garage, front & back porch, large
bedrooms, great room, custom
cabinets, lots of extras. Located
minutes from schools, just outside
city limits, close to 1-10, $219,000.
259-7574. 8/31tfc
Jack Lee Construction spec home
in Copper Creek, 3 BR, 21/2 full
baths. Call 781-5117 or 904-751-
6053. 6/22tfc

7.5 acres in Baldwin, zoned resi-
dential, water & sewer available,
walk to school & shopping. fCall
John Swanson, Broker. 257-90t3.
3 BR, 2 BA triplewide mobile home
on 2.2 acres, fenced yard, deck
overlooking pond, huge kitchen &
master bath, 1800 SF, $129,000.
Glen St. Mary. 904-626-6201.
Old Nursery Plantation. Beautiful
brick home on 2.77 acres, 4 BRI, 2
BA, 1907 SF, $330,000. 75821 ld
Nursery Rd. off CR 125. 259-4704
appointment only. 8/24-9/7p
Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA, 1644 SF
brick rancher on 2.18 acres.
Completely renovated & ready to
move in. Zoned RC.5 with room
for additional homes. Located on a
paved road with extra large garage
& additional storage. New cen-
tral H/A. Conveniently located in
Glen St. Mary. Affordably priced at
$250,000. Please call 476-8907
for more info. 8/24-9/14c
2005, 3 BR, 2 BA home in Fox
Ridge, 1300+ SF, brick/vinyl, 2 car
garage, fenced backyard, vaulted
ceilings, ceiling fans throughout,
$160,000. 904-463-2439.
Large desirable lot in Copper Creek,
one of the largest & last in Phase II,
$70,000. 259-6199. 6/29tfc
Public Notice: Respected devel-
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40 acre farm, CR 229 south of
Sanderson. 545-6961. 8/24-31c
10 acres, restricted to homes,
nice property, good location, bring
your horses, $138,900. 259-3878.
8/17-9 '7p
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brick house ,in Hunter's ,Ridge,
2307 total SF, great room, kitchen,
back porch, $239,000. 259-4602
or 259-6546. 7/27tfc

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday. August 31, 2006 Page Six-B

27 acres off US 301 near Bryceville,
$250K. 90C4-4,337617 or 449-
6184. 7 20tfc
Elegant entrance brick home. 4
BR. 2 BA. 2400 SF heated, 13' ceil-
ings, great room Iiung room, din-
ing room. breakfast area, kitchen
w wrine cabinets, ooth bathrooms
w jacuzzi. master BA walk-in snow-
er, security _,,s.tem. surround sound
in great room. large sunroom next
to a screened inground pool. Brand
new 13 s.eer, high efficiency heat
pump. Sprinnler system, beauti-
ful landscaping. 2 room detached
garage w 12' aluminum lean to and
a fenced area. All on 1 acre which
has an underground petsafe invis-
idle tence. Wonderful neighborhood.
Grear location. Serious inquires
oniv. $380,000. 259-4602 or 259-
6546 or 219-2842. 8 24rfc
Copper Creek Hills. Unit III, last lot
available on cul-dle-sac. $55,000.
Please call 259-2255. 8 '24tfc
3 BR. 2 BA house with 2 rental
mobile homes or, 13.2+- acres in
the Georgia Bend area, big work-
shop & 2nd kitchen, $190,000.
904-629-1779. 5 '25tfc
3 BR, 2 BA on 1 acre, constructed
November 1998. 11 miles south of
1-10 on 121, asking $98,500. Home
in excellent condition. 904-703-
7177. 8 24-9 14p

2 BR, 1% BA mobile home, no pets,
$500 month. $450 deposit. 275-
2865. 8, 31c
Beautiful river front home, 2.1
acres, St. Mary;'s. 1500 SF, 3 BR.
2 BA, $595 month. $595 deposit.
220-1565. 8 24-31p
1 BR, 1 BA apartment, upstairs,
downtown, could be used as office,
$425 month. 404-822-8925.
8 '31p
Mobile homes, 2 and 3 BR. A C. no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-
860-4604. 3 17tfc
3 BR, 1 BA brick, fenced backyard.
cir\ lot, $750 month, $750 deposit,
no pets, no smoking. 813-5558.
8 31p
Mobile home. River Heights Mobile
Home Park. 259-3148. 8 '31p
3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes, no pets,
garbage, water mowing provided,
$450 $600 month. 912-843-8118.
5 4tfc
3 BR, 2 BA house in country w, high-
way frontage, $S00 month. 1st and
last and $600 deposit. References
required. 653-1656 leave mes-
sage. 8. 31p

2 BR, 1 BA apartment. CH A, washn.
er & dryer hookup, $500 month plus
security deposit. Senior discount. S.
7th Street. 904-703-6306.
8 31-9 7p
2 BR apartment in Sanderson,
$600 month. 275-2136.8 24-31c
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.
8 'lOtfc
Trailer on Mudlake Rd.. 3 BR. 2 BA.
CH.'A, yard work included, $500
month, 1st and last plus $300
deposit; trailer on Woodlawn Rd., 2
BR. 1 BA, CH A, fireplace, \ardwork
included, $500. month, 1st and last
plus $300 deposit. 259-4884.
S 31p
3 BR, 2 BA. 14x70 singlewide on
1., acre, two miles from 1-10, front
& back porches, $650 month. 1st.
last & deposit. 259-2552.
8.24-9 7p
New home, 3 BR, 1 BA. tile floor-
ing throughout on 1.28 acre lot in
Macclenny. All electric appliances,
$850 security deposit, $850.'month.
Please call 259-3343 weekdays
between 9:00 am-5:00 pmr.8 31tfc
3 BR, 2 BA brick home, carport, util-
ity shed, privacy fence, $950 month
plus deposit. 259-6849.8, 31-9 7p
2 BR, 1 BA home on 1 1 3 acre,
5 miles north of Macclenny on SR
185, $600 'month, deposit required,
prefer no pets. Call 1-352-728-6412
or 352-267-4789. 8 '31-9 7p
14x60, 2 BR, 1 BA, heat & air.
$500 month, $700 deposit, 2 refer
ences required, no pets. 259-6966.
8 31c
2 BR. 1 BA apartment, $500.'
month. $400 security deposit, no
pets. 12 month lease. 229 N. 3rd
St. 259-9797. 8/,31c

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

Coming soon to Glen. Office space,
from 600 SF, newly remodeled. Call
275-2944 for details. 8, 31-9 4p
New office space, 480 SF on West
US 90, Glen St. Mary. OD Rewis
259-6735. 7 27cfc

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. 13rfc
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FSBO. 1996 Homes of Merit 28x68,
3 BR, 2 BA, cathedral ceiling, open
floor plan, stone fireplace, very large
kitchen with lots of cabinets, side-
b.-side refrigerator, overhead air
vents, spacious master with large
walk-in closet, garden tub, separate
shower, lots more. Must see. Very
motivated seller, $41,000 or make
offer. Must be moved to your prop-
erty. 259-5895 or 654-6998.8 31p

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Heritage Oaks and Old Town Crossing both offer homebuyers se.'eral of our

surrounding's with all the conveniences of nearby metropolitan Jacksonville

We currently have several inventory homes available within Baker Countyl

Community Lot Model Sq.Ft. BRIBA Price W ',l
Heritage Oaks 5 Danbury 1842 3/2 $203,580 .
Henlage Oaks 17 Richmond 1431 3/2 5199,250 "
Heritage Oaks 19 BelmonI Bonus 2063 4i3 $244.092 '
Heritage Oaks 31 Danbury Bonus 2335 5/3 $264,036
Heritage Oaks 69 Wilmington II 1661 3/2 $195.247
Old Town Crossing 4 Foxwood 1615A 3/2 $175,660 ,
Old Town Crossing 9 Chelsea 1258A 3/2 Sold
Old Town Crossing 12 Avon 1558A 3/2 $ 176.380

For more information on these Inventory homes as well as future
availabilities within Heritage Oaks and Old Town Crossing, please -.
contact Watson Custom Home Builders' Site Agent at:

(904) 259-3834 a


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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 '3-acre, many backing up to a scenic lake. Call or visit today for more information.



Plus, purchase by September 30t' and receive our Deluxe Kitchen Package, including:
42"upper cabinets Large crown molding Roll-out trays for cookware storage Cooktop, into owa.,,venui di ',asler


From the $100s
2-car garages
3 to 4 bedrooms, 2 to 31' bathrooms
Approx. 1,612 to 2,650 sq. ft.


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DIRECTIONS: West on 1-10 to E.it 336. Right on SR 228 il'est. Go appio.. 3 ntile/
SR 228 will curve to left and become CR 23B. Community is appro\. '. mile on tihe iig l.

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


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Offer valid for new buyers on new contracts signed between September 1, 2006 and September 30, 2006 which close by October 31, 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 a e
Snot 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, 2006 Richmond American Homes ofi oriki, LP. i L,"


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