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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: September 7, 2006
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Baker -- Macclenny
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
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3YONGE LIBRARY FLA. HISTORY
GANESVLLE FL 326OX 117007- UNIV FLA
GAINESVILLE FL 32611


ER COUNTY PRESS


Paid circulation leader Winner of22 state and national awards for journalism excellence in 2006


77th Year, Vol. 20


Thursday,


September


7, 2006


Macclenny, Florida 500


CAA director is


suspended in wake *


of fraud allegation


BYJIM McGAULEY in serve
Press Publisher MIs. Gr
The director of a non-profit County
agency that series lom -income NMr.
residents was suspended from he susp
her post on Au-
gust 31. a da\
after it was dis-
closed by The *
Baker Coinr'
Press that she
and three other
family members
have been sued
for alleged\
swindling an el- -':
derly relativeout
of $352.000.
F r a n c e s
(Claudettel
Gray. xho had
been at the helm
of the Northeast
Florida Comn-
munitN Action
Agenc) since
June, 2005, was
relieved without
pay pending the
outcome of the Als. Gray. stpended ,EFCAA.-
civil action and
possible criminal charges that donation
could come later. upcomi
The suspension was ordered "I w
by John W. Edwards Jr., ex- other c
ecutine director of the .Iacksoin- have ta
ville-based agency that operates unmedi
(Page 2 please)


en First Coast counties.
ay supervised the Baker
office onl\.
Edwards also revealed
ended Ms. Gray for twvo
%%eeks without
pay in the spring
of this year for
falsification of
records and neg-
ligence. They
were the only
adverse marks
on her job re-
S. cord, he stated.
In an Au-
gust 31 letter
to Chairnman
Alex Robinson
of the county
commission.
Mr. Ed%% ards
was anxious
to distance the
embezzlement
allegations in
the lawsuit from
the integrity of
the anti-pov-
DArc tor erty agency that
seeks a $25.000
n from the count\ in the
ng budget \ear.
ant to assure you and the
commissioners that we
aken s\\ift. decisive and
ate action to protect the


aid Rauilr" Miark Crews. candidate
School Board Dist'rici 4 County' Commnssion District 4


Low voter turnout caps


long day of campaigning


New Macclenny budget


generous to Police an re
BY MICHAEL RINKER case for increasing the city's
Press Staff contribution to the sheriff's of-
Christmas came early this fice by $90,562 to $681,922.
year for the county sheriff, fire The amount also includes raises
department and a pair of lo- for the seven deputies funded by
cal social service agencies as the city.
Macclenny officials approved At the request of Commis-
requests for funding under the sooner Phil Rhoden, the sheriff
2006-07 city budget submitted an alternative budget
Fire chief Buddy Dugger. got calling for just one new deputy.


more deputies under the $6.8 final request for two.
million spending plan that com- "Since I've been here, we
missionersgavepreliminaryap- haven't given him what he's
proval to Tuesday night. They asked for," Mr. Bennett said. "If
must adopt the tentative budget we could do it, maybe we should
by September 12. give him what he asked for this
The only item left hanging is year."
which health insurer the city will After the mayor's "Santa
choose, a decision thatcould af- Claus" remark, he mused that
fect the budget. perhaps the sheriff, as well as
Mayor Gary Dopson jokingly others, ask for more than they
referred to Commissioner Ver- need because they expect the
non Bennett as "Santa Claus" commission to give them less
after listening to him make the (Page 2 please)


Countypic.

The Baker County Commis-
sion chose AvMed over Humana
as the health insurance carrier
for county employees, due in
large part a decision by Fraser
Memorial Hospital not to accept
Humana's coverage for emer-
gency room visits.
Baker County Medical Ser-
vices, which runs the county's
hospital, is suing Humana and
Aetna over reimbursement for
emergency room services.
Beginning October 1, the
hospital will bill patients of the
two insurers directly for servic-




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AvMed


es. It would then be up to the in-
dividuals to get money from the
companies.
Humana has been the coun-
ty's health insurer.
The county commission
had been reluctant to go with
AvMed, despite lower rates and
access to the Fraser emergency
room, because of the potential
disruption and inconvenience of
switching insurers.
Tim Owen, the county's in-
surance consultant, said both
plans were good, but left it up
to the commission to make the
final choice.
At the previous commission
meeting, he said his instinct was
to stick with Humana, referring
to it as Renewal 101.
(Page 9 please)


Charlie 'Artie' Burnett 1,369 33.70%
Paul Raulerson 2,693 66.30%

Stan Griffis 2,039 52.54%
Lorraine Sherman 602 15.50%
Stephen Penitypacker 1.240 31.95%.


Election day iasi mairrdl by a 32.s5c niriout.
it o races were decided. but Mark Crews util
face Republican Mile Griffis in ,Vo etmbei.
The results for Baker Count)y nere siabinut-
ted-fourth in the state despite the use of newi
equipmnent. .
(Above) Betty Robinson, right, wife of Ale.\
Robinson and niece Karen Crews cam-
paigned Tuesday morning outside the poiiut
location at First Baptist Church.
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIG


Sanderson Central re-birth


Church converts former black school into a senior center


BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
Lenod Jefferson, a corrections
officer at Florida State Prison,
deftly flipped hamburgers and
hotdogs on a grill outside dur-
ing the grand opening celebra-
tion of the new Central Center
for Senior Citizens in Sanderson
September 5.
Children played or relaxed
on blankets under the shade of
a large tree. Groups of ladies
gathered, laughing and talking.
"All the food today was do-
nated," Mr. Jefferson said proud-
ly. "We have some wonderful
homemade cakes inside, too.
This is our celebration meal."
Inside the newly remodeled
Central Center, once the cafete-
ria of Central School for black
students before integration,
walls glow with fresh white
paint and pleasant blue and
white tiles gleam on the newly
refurbished floor. Seniors gather
at the tables, pleased to be to-
gether and waiting patiently for
a tasty lunch.
"I'm too excited to eat," said
Marva Williams, wife of Pastor
Videll Williams of Faith Bible
Church in Sanderson. As she
gave the opening greeting she
said, "I'm so proud of this beau-
tiful place. We've saved a part
of our history and I'm so grate-
ful for that."


Marva Williams, far right, shares a laugh during the grand opening celebration with Ethel Peterson, (middle), and her 83-year
old aunt, Rosa Neal, (seated). Seated at far left is Eloise Ruise, former forth grade teacher at Central School who once taught Ms.
Williams. PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN


Central Center is a ministry
of Faith Bible Church and Pas-
tor Williams credits Marva with
much of the groundwork it took
to make the center a reality.
The center will be staffed
entirely by volunteers and will


serve hot lunches to local se-
niors daily from noon until 1:00
pm. In the near future, the fa-
cility will also begin hosting
health-related programs for the
community and tutoring for stu-
dents.


Central is entirely a labor
of love and will be "donations
only" and will not operate on
any public money.
"Everything is donated," said
(Page 6 please)


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(From page 1)
integrity of the Community Ac-
tion Agency,; its nmnep program,
services .and investment you
have made in our organization
for many years," wrote the direc-
tor.
"...I want to assure you that
Ms. Gray's civil proceedings and
any criminal proceedings that
might result from these circum-
stances are not relevant to our
[operations] in Baker County."
The agency seeks the increase
from the county next year from
$15,000, and Ms. Gray appeared
before the Macclenny Commis-
sion last week seeking $5000,
a first-ever sum approved late
Tuesday.
A hearing before Judge Phyl-
lis Rosier is scheduled for 9:30
am on September 7 on a motion
to grant a permanent injunction
prohibiting Ms. Gray, her hus-
band Jimmy, son Jimmy and his
wife Janet from selling or trans-
ferring money and other assets
the August 24 lawsuit alleges
were ill-gotten.
Ronald J. Davis, a Jackson-
ville attorney who filed the suit
on behalf of Margaret M. Gray,
obtained an emergency injunc-
tion the next day pending this
week's hearing.
The plaintiff is the widow of
the elder Mr. Gray's late brother
and she is confined to Macclenny
Nursing and Rehab Center.
Two days after she was ad-
mitted with partial dementia on
May 26, 2006, the defendants al-
legedly coerced her into signing
over power of attorney, and on
May 29, she signed over assets
to Jimmy Gray Jr. Both transfers
are invalid because they were
obtained under duress, the law-
suit charges.
The next day, the Grays be-
gan a systematic looting of the


relative's several bank accounts
of a sum estimated by Attorney
Davis at*$250.000 -They did
that by s keeping cash from ac-
counts and selling certificates of
deposit.
Three weeks later, public re-
cords indicate the Grays sold the
relative's home in north Jack-
sonville for $93,000, and took
both those proceeds and some of
the cash to purchase two newly
constructed homes in west Mac-
clenny for $328,000.
Mr. Davis said last week he
seeks a complete inventory of
assets purchased during the sum-
mer, and so far can account for
only a portion of the proceeds.
Director Edwards said Ms.
Gray was hired last year to re-
place Dan Gibbs at the local of-
fice after he retired, and had been
assistant director before that, as
well as acting director. The job
pays about $30,000 annually
plus benefits, and Ms, Gray was
one of a half-dozen applicants.
The negligence suspension
was due to her failure to docu-
ment eligibility of free food re-
cipients even though she signed
off on the distribution.
The falsification of records
occurred when Ms. Gray signed
for several recipients instead of
the actual clients. A subsequent
investigation revealed the cor-
rect people received the food,
however.
"Her job performance as a
family development specialist
and supervising some of the other
activities for our clients has been
good in that regard," pointed out
Mr. Edwards.
The agency's local office has
a budget of about $600,000 an-
nually, he said, and assists people
below the government's poverty
levels in areas like completing
school, job placements, distribu-
tion of surplus USDA commod-


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The public perhaps is most
familiar with the agency because
it seeks donations arid distributes
food and toys during the holiday
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Mr. Edwards assigned person-
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ties to run the office pending the



Arrests for

Two young suspects with
criminalbackgroundswerecharg-
ed with loitering and possession
of burglary tools after a sheriff's
deputy on routine patrol spotted
them late on August 22 loitering
around the used car lot of Pine-
view Chevrolet at Mclver and
SR 121 in Macclenny.
Neither Dustin Love, 20, of
Baldwin nor Adam Rawahneh,
18, of Columbus, Ohio gave sat-
isfactory reasons to Sgt. Adam
Faircloth as to why they were on
foot in the area, or why they had
two pair of latex examination
gloves in their pants pockets.
Police also found a screw-
driver on the pavement of McIver
near where the two men crossed
after being spotted by Sgt. Fair-
cloth, who was heading north on
121 just after 11:00 pm.
When he turned around to
investigate, the officer said the
men headed south across McIver
where he questioned them.
Mr. Love said he had been
discharged from the emergency
room at Fraser Memorial several
hours earlier and was attempting
to get back to Baldwin. He said
he did not want to inconvenience


outcome of the lawsuit and any
criminal charges.
The sheriff's department said
its probe of the charges was de-
layed last month by a murder
investigation and it expects to
submit the results of interviews
and other evidence to the state at-
torney's office in the near future.


" loitering

his family by requesting he be
picked up in Macclenny, and later
claimed he tried to make contact
with his mother, who reportedly
was mad at him about an earlier
trespass arrest.
Sgt. Faircloth said staff at
Fraser confirmed Mr. Love was
discharged about 7:00 pm. The
older suspect also claimed he at-
tempted to fill a prescription at
nearby CVS, but failed because
Mr. Rawahneh could not get a
money order without identifica-
tion.
Mr. Love initially said he had
been given the gloves at Fraser,
and Mr. Rawahneh admitted un-
der questioning he took them.
A check of computer crime
records revealed Mr. Love had,
according to Sgt. Faircloth, "an
extensive criminal history for
burglary" and Mr. Rawahneh
had prior arrests for unspecified.
crimes.
Because the suspects were
around the car lot when first
spotted, the gloves and screw-
driver were considered burglary
tooks, and the possession count
is a third degree felony. Loitering
and prowling is a misdemeanor.


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(From page 1)
than they ask for.. '"
"Let's call his bluff one time." Mr. Bennett reasoned. "Maybe next ,.
year he'll ask for what he really needs."
The fire department will receive $513,850 under the proposed
budget, up from the $391,408 initially approved for the current fiscal
year.
City commissioners also approved an increase for the Baker Coun-
ty Council on Aging, which will get $47,424, which is $13,424 more
than the current year.
Most of that will go for raises to employees, most of whom have
gone a few years without a pay increase.
Commissioners also approved $5000 for the Northeast Florida -
Community Action Agency after Mr. Bennett questioned whether the
money would go to Claudette Gray, who has been suspended as di-
rector of the local office.
Ms. Gray is accused in a civil lawsuit of defrauding an elderly
relative.
"Everything there is subject to audit," said city manager Gerald
Dopson. "Her situation is something of a personal matter."
With all the additional spending, including a 3 percent across-the-
board raise for city employees, the city's contingency fund dwindled
to $177,787.
Commissioners at times seemed wary of such a small contingency, j
but the mayor found some wiggle room. 31
"We have some cushion in here that we don't have to spend," he ,
said, referring to resurfacing city streets ($550,000) and an addition
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BAKER COUNTY

PRESS


JAMES C. MCGAULEY
Publisher
EDITOR Michael Rinker
NEWS/FEATURES Kelley Lannigan
ADVERTISING/PRODUCTION
Jessica Prevatt
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Next week's observance of

far more relevant than re-li


SNext Monday marks the five year anniversary of the massive terror-
ist attacks on New York and Washington, and hopefully the anniver-
sary will serve to refresh the memories of American citizens as to what
We're up against in this War on Terroir, recently re-coined to the more
accurate War on Islamic Fascism.
* Terrorist acts, after all, are, tactics, and you don't
go, to war against tactics. You war against ideologies
S when they seek to destroy you and others of likened R
. beliefs. / 1. ,
ButI digress. JIIM C
The upcoming 9-11 observance will be much J l k
more palatable than the one-year anniversary last
* week of Hurricane Katrina. New papers and cable .
news shows were filled with endless recounting, video footage and
S. "what it all means" segments. There %were a %wide \ariet\ of choices for
anyone who wanted to refresh memories of the disaster that struck the:
. Gulf Coast that day.
It was an easy choice for me. I didn't watch any of it.
Nor did I read any of it.
For those few. days last week, it w\as a breeze getting through the
S morning papers because I skipped any thing w ith the name "Katrina"
a on it. Ditto the cable news shows (even my fa orite -'Fox Ne'w s).
Put side-by-side w ith September 11, Katrinais a minor e\ ent. I don't
mean to diminish the awful effect it had on families and communities
,* in the three states hardest hit -1 got that message in 2005
Repeating it last week wouldn't enhance m\ understanding of the
event.
The "politization" of Hurricane Katrina ,, as a huge turn-off. And by
that, I mean the efforts largely fueled b. people %\ho hate George Bush
to lay the New Orleans debacle at his feet.
Mind you, this is a city run by
a corrupt political establishment
in a state known for its corrup-
tion. It's been that w'as 200 years,
and the only reason, the rest of
the nation tolerates New Orleans
is because it's a fun place to visit.
Any ill effects of li ing under a
system like that, and most of us
shrugged, "You get what you de-
serve."
After all, how did it get the '
moniker "Big Easy?" It's be- "
cause, well, everything's "easy,"
or attainable because anything
goes. Sy
Until the perfect storm., *,
Add to it the fact that the city Available fron
lies below sea level and one con-
cludes rightly New Orleans has I
merely been lucky the past cen- I -
tury. In 2005, its time was up.
Nature intervened.
Its leadership we can assume .
!' they are corrupt or they wouldn't
have been elected abandoned 6
the city after ignoring warnings
from people who knew that it
was about to take a big hit. In
large part because it was (and
still is) a political cesspool, New


9-11 fifth anniversary is

ving the Katrina debacles
Orleans spawned a breed of lawless and marauding ingrates, many
of them lifetime welfare recipients and drug dealers, who either took
over the flooded streets or fled to other cities like Houston where they
poisoned the 'population and spiked violent crime rates.
Thank you, New Orleans.
In the minds of your fellow countrymen, your
'T Lbest-kno\\ n export for decades to come will be
SSSIO N S rampaging thugs and people who prey on govern-
ESJSJSO J ment largesse citizens in the narrowest sense of
*GAULET Y the ,%ord. '
On the other hand. 9-11 is an anniversary that ac-


tualHl means something.
That day we w ere drawn into a "world conflict that
most of us had but the \agtiest grasp of until we witnessed the destruc-
tion wrought by fanatics perfectly willing to die for their cause. It was
a genius event for sure, using our technology., our aircraft and our free
society to destroN bastions of the po% \er that America represents in the
civilized w orld.
Note the word "ci ilized.-
I'm not interested in seeing "video images of post-Katrinia New Or-
leans, but ll1 ne\ er become callous to those images of Manhattan and
Arlingtoni, \t. So profound was the destruction and the hatred that
fueled it that one finds the images hard to ignore, regardless of the
number of times they are re-pla ed. .
The conflict that began on that da\ has become very personal for
many of us: our sons. daughters, nephews, nieces and friends all
swept up in the \\ar winds that began blow ing on that crisp and clear
fall morning live years ago.
We'll get a chance to reli\e it in the next few\ days. I'll be watch-
ing.


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KELLEYLANNIGAN


The Emily Taber Library was
the first thing to really grab my
attention when I initially visited
Macclenny nearly one year ago.
I parked my car on Fifth Street
in the shade of two of the royal
palm trees on the property and
admired the library's architec-
ture for a few minutes before
walking up to the office of The
Baker County Press to nag Jim
McGauley about giving me
a job. As I entered The Press
office the library bell was strik-
ing three o'clock.
Early last December, I moved
into my apartment near down-
town Macclenny. The late after-
noon weather was temperate, so
during breaks from unpacking
boxes, I sat outside in the back
porch swing. As evening arrived
a crescent moon began to rise.
Beyond the backyard wall, the.
tops of trees, mostly bare of
leaves and draped with Spanish
moss, created a dramatic back-
drop. There in the midst of it all
was the silhouette of the dome
of the library, its hidden bell
clanging out the time over the
city streets.
I got used to the bell, as I did
the nearly constant trains that
thunder along just a block from
the house. Early mornings often
find me up just before daylight.
Usually, the first thing I do is let


the cats in for their breakfast.
It's now common for me to open
the back door and be greeted by
a pre-dawn chorus of a rooster
crowing somewhere nearby,
the distant train announcing its
presence before it blasts through
downtown and the library bell
sounding out the hour all at the
same time.
Bells have been used through-
out history for signaling, keep-
ing time and as alarms. First
cast during the Bronze Age, bell
making achieved a high level of
sophistication by the Chinese.
Christians in Medieval Europe
used bells to signal religious
services and special announce-
ments. In Catholicism, the
sound of a bell is considered to
represent God's voice, and is
also symbolic of paradise.
Bells were rung to celebrate
joyous occasions such as wed-
dings and births, anniversaries
of historical events, and to tell
people when it was time to stop
working and come in from the
fields.
They were rung in villages
to alert people to fire or impor-
tant announcements, or to sig-
nal invasion by an enemy. Bells
were once rung at the time of
death, to keep the devil away
from the soul of the departed.
Monasteries employed bell
ringing to regulate daily activity,
a timekeeping practice that was
later adopted by the US Navy. In
poor visibility and dangerously
heavy fog, a ship's bell became
a customary warning to other
vessels.
In 1676, Henry Teonage, serv-


ing as a chaplain of the British
Mediterranean Fleet, recorded,
"... So great a fog that we were
fain to ring our bells, beat drums
and fire muskets. often to keep
us from falling foul one upon
another."
Saint Peter's Anglican
Fellowship in Macclenny still
observes the practice of begin-
ning its Sunday service by ring-
ing the bell.
It occurred to me a number of
weeks ago the bell in the Emily
Taber Library had stopped ring-
ing. I found that I truly missed its
iron-throated voice resonating
in the air above Macclenny, so I
took a trip to the library to find
out the source of the silence.
"We think the poor thing
was struck by lightning," one
of the librarians told me. "Both
the clock and the bell stopped
working right after one of those
recent thunderstorms."
Once .a year, Frank Jackson
from the Clock Service Company
in Dunnellon, Florida, travels to
Macclenny to service the clock
and bell. Since his annual bell
maintenance visit is next month,
the bell will remain silent
until then. I tracked down Mr.
Jackson by phone and he told
me that the clock and bell were
originally weight, driven and
had to be wound by hand once
a week. Later, the system was
wired for electricity and a motor
added. The bell is dead-mount-
ed, meaning it doesn't swing
freely and rings by being struck
by a mechanical hammer.
That's a little less romantic,
perhaps, than those images of


for a time


brown-robed friars pulling ropes,
to ring huge bells housed in the
spires of ornate gothic towers in
Europe, but it's still a real bell,
not a recording.
I, for one, will be happy to
have our library bell back in ser-
vice. It is one of the more inter-
esting things about the neighbor-
hood. I will also be relieved, as I
have never been able to keep up
with a wrist watch and haven't
had a clue what time it is for two
months.












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Dear Editor:
By now the primary elections
are over and the votes have been
counted. Once again, the people
of Baker County have spoken.
I do not know the results, as I
write this before the September 5
primary, but it was written after
the City of Macclenny decided
to remove political signs on the
right-of-way as they probably de-
tract from the aesthetics of this
great city and the beautiful land-
scaping that has been done.
It's odd that only political
signs.were taken down, not those
that said "Vote Today" or the
ones urging people to sign up for
the Girl Scouts or football.
Again, we have lost another
piece of the small town that Mac-
clenny and Baker County are
known for, and loved by so many
people.
I sincerely hope that when it
comes time for the city to hold
elections, it will go by the same
rules and not allow signs for
anyone to be put on the rights-
of-way. Also, city employees
don't seem to know where right-
of-way ends and private property
begins.
As for the rule against signs
on. the roadway, I don't have a
problem with them if they are
enforced from the very first day.
Just don't decide to enforce them
with only one week left to go be-
Sfore an election.
I hope voters did so because
they believe in the person for
whom they voted, and not be-
cause they saw a sign. But if that
was the case, we would not have
advertisements on television, in
newspapers and on' billboards.
The only parties that win by hav-
ing signs taken down before an
election are usually the incum-
bents and the garbage collectors.
Please allow back the small
town atmosphere. Fast times are
coming quickly enough.
If you voted in the election
.this week, you exercised one of
your most important civil rights.
You helped decide the future of
Baker County, and I thank you
for so doing.
Don't forget to vote in the
next election.
Pat Shannon
Macclenny


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insensitive

Dear Editor:
The article published in the
August 23 newspaper about the
death of James McCoy was inap-
propriate.
What does his past have to do
with his death?
It was unprofessional and in-
considerate of his family and
friends who are grieving over his
death. I also believe The Press
violated his rights when it re-
vealed he had been treated at a
mental health facility.
When a man was murdered in
Glen St. Mary (Cuyler) recently,
the newspaper did not print a
prior history of the victim. Why
is it that people are so eager to
expose the bad, but less eager to
expose the good?
What James McCoy did was
accept Christ in his life. He be-
came an ordained minister and
he was a good friend some-
thing hard to come by. He was
very giving, loving and kind to-
ward everybody.
I am so glad that man cannot
judge him and determine where








THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday September 7, 2006 Page 4


Gets five additional years for

turning extinguisher on officer


A Baker Correctional inmate
who sprayed a prison guard with
a fire extinguisher was sentenced
to five years in prison August 28
after pleading no contest to bat-
tery on a law enforcement offi-
cer.
Ryan Hall, 20, of Tampa also
pled to aggravated assault with
a deadly weapon and assaulting
an officer.,
Circuit Judge David Glant
sentenced him to five years con-
current on the former and 194
days served on the latter.
OnAugust 24,2005, Mr. Hall
came running down the steps
inside a building at BCI while
spraying the fire extinguisher.
Corrections officer Myron Ja-
cobs approached, and Mr. Hall
squirted him in the face.
In turn, Mr. Jacobs pepper-
sprayed him, driving Mr. Hall
back up to his cell.
The guard followed him, and
Mr. Hall again tried to spray
him, but the extinguisher was
empty. He then tried to hit him
with it, but Mr. Jacobs blocked
it with the cell door.
Another guard responded and
they restrained Mr. Hall.
Judge Glant sentenced him
as a prison-release re-offender.
which allows for enhanced pen-
alties.
In another case from August
28, Jennifer Vuich was sen-
tenced to three years in prison
after pleading no contest to bur-
glary and theft.
Ms. Vuich, 24, stole \wallets
from two teachers at Keller In-
termediate School, as well as
one of their cars.
Ms. Vuich doesn't live in
Baker County but has fam-
ily here and sometimes passes
through.
She .used the stolen credit
cards at stores in Lake Park, Ga.
and White Springs, Fla.
Local police checked with the
clerk at a convenience store in
the latter to% n. and she provid-
ed them with a birth date on the


suspect. Ms. Vuich was asked to
produce identification because
she was buying cigarettes.
Investigators then ran the
birth date against Baker Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office records and
came up with a mug shot of Ms.
Vuich.
The teachers identified her
from the photo.
In other cases:
Jessie Twine Jr. was sen-
tenced to one year and one day
in prison for violating probation.
He received credit for 38 days
served.
Isaac Dixon was sentenced
to 364 days in jail for sale and
delivery of cocaine and posses-.
sion with intent to sell.
: Homer Blackburn was or-
dered to spend six months in jail:
for sale and possession of a con-
trolled substance. He gets credit
for 20 days served.
Lew"is McDonald was sen-
tenced to 180 days in jail for
felony DUI and felony driving
while his license was suspend-
ed.
Johnny Barton received
credit for 26 days served for vio-
lating probation.
Sandra Adams was sen-
tenced to three years of drug-of-
fender probation for possession
and trafficking in a controlled
substance.


Apartment

burglarized

onAugust31
Someone entered a residence at
Northwood Apartments in Mac-
clenny late on August 31 or early
the next day and took a DVD
player and a ceramic jar contain-
ing sugar.
Tenant Nikld Ross told police
she left the residence for about an
hour and a half and could have left
the door unlocked. She is in the
process of moving.
In another incident two days
earlier. Kimberly MatelskN told
police she returned home the af-
ternoon of August 29 to find that
someone vandalized the front door
of her residence off CR 122.
She had been away since 8:15
that morning and property damage
was estimated at $150.
There was no damage estimate
of spray-painted graffiti on the
walls and surface concrete of a
model home off Constitution Lane
in west Macclenny.
A representative of Watson
Custom Homes of St. Augustine
reported the incident that occurred
overnight September 2.
In a vandalism case involv-
ing vehicles, someone apparently
fired a round into the rear of a 2000
Ford Ranger belonging to Ronald
Canady outside his residence off
Fred Raulerson Road in the north
county.
NMr. Canady told police he heard
what sounded like gunfire about
1:30 the morning of September 2
and the bullet hole %was discovered
later that morning.


AMENDED BUDGET SUMMARY

FISCAL YEAR 2005 2006

Baker County Hospital Authority

GENERAL FUND


CASH BALANCE BROUGHT FORWARD

ESTIMATED REVENUES

Taxes:
Ad Valorem Taxes: Operating (Millage 1.54)
Special Act Revenue -
Interest Income
Interest Income on Capital Lease


TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES

EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES


Hospital/ Nursing Home Fees
Property Appraiser Fees
Tax Collector's Fees
Interest Expense
Administrative & Professional Fees

TOTAL EXPENDITURES /EXPENSES

Reserve for Contingency

TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES


$82,329


900,747
25,000
1,900
685,936


$1,695,912


$775,000:
41,687,
19,000
685,936
24.000,

$1,545,623

150,289

$1.695,912


THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS
ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED
TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.


AMENDED BUDGET SUMMARY

FISCAL YEAR 2006 2007

Baker County Hospital Authority

GENERAL FUND


CASH BALANCE BROUGHT FORWARD

ESTIMATED REVENUES

Taxes:
Ad Valorem Taxes: Operating (Millage 1.54)
Special Act Revenue -
Interest Income
Interest Income on Capital Lease

TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES


$140,000


804,087
25,000'
2,000
. 516,337

$1,487,424


EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES


Hospital/ Nursing Home Fees
Property Appraiser Fees
Tax Collector's Fees
Interest Expense
Administrative & Professional Fees

TOTAL EXPENDITURES /EXPENSES

Reserve for Contingency

TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES


THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL


$775,000
42,000
17,000
516,337
24,000

$1,374,337

113,087

$1,487,424


BUDGETS


ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED
TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.


Dr. Nancy E. Davie,
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

259-1758 -117 S. Fifth St.
" Child, Adolescent, Adult &f Marital Therapy *


NOTICE OF

BUDGET HEARING


The Baker County Hospital Author-



ity has tentatively adopted a budget



for 2006-2007. A public hearing to



make a FINAL DECISION on the



budget AND TAXES will be held



on



Monday, September 11, 2006



at 5:30 p.m.



at the

Commerce Center

20 E. Macclenny Ave.

Macclenny, FL 32063







THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday September 7, 2006 Page 5


Grand urvy takes minutes to return


first degree indictments
A Baker County grand jury elodge, but left three more times
returned first-degree murder in- to buy crack cocaine in Sander-
dictments August 31 against the soni. They spent $500 to $600 of
Sanderson couple suspected in the stolen money on drugs.
the stabbing death of 68-year- The next day they checked
old Dorsey Bennett. out of the motel and returned
State attorney Bill Cervone to their home on Beech Street
said he is unlikely to seek the where they hid the guns, stolen
death penalty for Steve Ar- property, clothing and shoes'
nold and Melinda Wilson, also worn during the murder, and Mr.
charged with robbery with a Bennett's knife.
deadly weapon. Investigators found all those
Mr. Arnold, 51, confessed items, but not the murder weap-
August 24 to viciously and re- on, which Mr. Arnold said he'd
peatedly stabbing Mr. Bennett thrown into a heavily overgrown
nearly two weeks earlier during are near his back yard.
an argument over some guns Within two days of the mur-
that Ms. Wilson and Mr. Arnold der, Ms. Wilson was being ques-
wanted to borrow. tioned and her car impounded.
A week earlier, Ms. Wilson The sheriff said she and Mr.
had accused him of killing Mr. Bennett had been long-time ac-
Bermett, but then recanted and quaintances, and that she had
confessed that she'd done it. been to his home on a number
After Mr. Arnold confessed, of occasions.
she corroborated his story. After, _being interrogated
The 15-member, grand jury throughout the week, Ms. Wil-
deliberated 15 to 20 minutes son told investigators August 17
before deciding on the indict- that Mr. Arnold had killed Mr.
ments. Bennett.
Together with Mr. Cervone's Meanwhile, during his se-
presentation which reportedly ries of interviews, Mr. Arnold
involved just three witnesses blamed Ms. Wilson
- the process took less than two Investigators, re-interviewed
hours. Ms. Wilson, who then confessed
Circuit Judge Phyllis Rosier, to the murder, little more than
until recently an attorney with. four hours after blaming Mr. Ar-
an office in Macclenny, presided nold.
over the proceedings. At first, she told the sheriff she
Mr. Bennett, who lived alone, stabbed Mr. Bennett once. Soon
was found dead August 13 by afterward, she told Chief Ger-
his son Marcus Bennett, who'd ald Gonzalez it was twice. Still
gone to visit him at his home later, she again said twice but
on Clarence Bennett Road. told- investigators she blacked
Mr. Bennett had several stab,
wounds in his back, sides, chest
and head and his throat had been .
slashed, but the cause of death u s b
was reportedly a stab wound to Oilds CCliV
the heart.
Mr. Arnold told police he with r oc
and Ms. Wilson went to Mr. with& C kC TOCk
Bennett a few days before the,
murder to borrow guns so they A 17-year-old Macclenny male
could threaten some individuals faces a felony, drug possession
in Jacksonville, but Mr. Bennett charge after police say he tossed
said no.' at least 35 pieces of crack co-
The couple decided to return caine from a container while he
later and take the guns by force was being arrested near the Club
if necessary .. 29 north of Sanderson early on
When Mr. Bennett answered September 3.
the door, she asked to use, the The youth ran from the park-
bathroom while Mr. Arnold ing lot of the bar after Deputy
again asked for the guns. Mark Hall drove up just before
Mr. Bennett became agitated 3:00 am after closing time.
and said, "I ain't going to give A Florida Highway Patrol
y'all no ... guns," then pulled out trooer headed off the outh
yellow pocket knife. trooper headed off the youth
Mr. Arnold said. he pushed when he ran for a nearby tree
him back and drew his own knife line, and during a subsequent pat-
that was tucked in his belt. down search the suspect broke
He then stabbed the, victim free briefly and tossed the con-
in the side and the two fell into tents of a container to the ground
the kitchen, where Mr. Bennett before he was handcuffed.
came after him again. He at first gave Deputy Hall
-He said he stabbed him sev- a false age and refused to. give
eral more times until the victim his name, then gave an incorrect
fell to the floor, pulling Mr. Ar- name before police identified
nold down with him. him. The report indicates he is a
He then stabbed him several student at Baker County Middle
more times in the chest and cut School.
his throat several times. Deputy Hall also noted a sec-
Meanwhile, Ms. Wilson en- ond suspect fled on foot from the
tered the room and stood in si- parking lot when he arrived, but
lence watching the struggle, was not caught. He was identi-
As Mr. Bennett lay dying, fled as a black male wearing a
she gathered two guns, shells, a red shirt.
scanner and a bottle of whiskey. Club 229 and the immedi-
Mr. Arnold grabbed Mr. Ben- ate neighborhood are known for
nett's wallet but couldn't find drug-related activity.
any cash. Ms. Wilson, however,
found $1000 in another com-
partment.
Mr. Arnold said he then wiped
down the wallet and stuck it be- [ l l I
tween cushions of Mr. Bennett's
recliner.
Ms. Wilson used the money
to buy gas and a drink from Alt- I
man's store in Cuyler.
Then, in an attempt to es-
tablish an alibi, she went to the
home of an acquaintance who [_
lived nearby.
After about 20 minutes, she [mlSs! \
returned to the murder scene,
got Mr. Arnold and drove to the
Travelodge in Macclenny where
they rented a room with the sto-
len money.
The couple lives together in
Sanderson.


Ms. Wilson then went shop-
ping at the Cato store in the Wal-
Mart shopping center where she M
bought a pair of shoes to replace
the ones she'd worn during the
murder, some clothes, and a sil-
ver cross necklace. 595 South Sixth Street,
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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
where.
Investigators then brought her
and Mr. Arnold into the same
room \\here the couple agreed
that she'd killed Mr. Bennett.
A week later. Mr. Arnold
asked to meet with Chief Chuck
Brannan, and then confessed.


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GOP meeting
The monthly meeting of the
Baker County Republican Party
will begin at 7:00 PM on Thurs-
day, September 14th at the Re-
publican Headquarters, 24 South
College St. in Macclenny.
All local Republicans are in-
vited to attend.' The meeting will
be followed by a social hour and
time to chat with our local candi-
dates. Formore information, call
Jolene Marshall at 259-9672.


v UTICE'OFTUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the proposed ordinances whose title
hereinafter will be presented for public hearing by the Baker Coun-'
ty Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, October 3, 2006, at 6:01
p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, and on Monday, October 16,
2006 at 6:01 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible for a possible
adoption. A review by Local/Land Planning Agency will be held on
October 12, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at the Baker County Administration
Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida. Copies of said
Ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public in the
Commissioners' office, address stated above. On the dates above-
mentioned, all interested parties may appear and be heard with
respect to the proposed ordinance which is titled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2006 -
An ordinance of the county of Baker, Florida, amending ordi-
nance no. 91-1, as amended, regarding the future land use map
of the adopted comprehensive plan, wA ith respect to a parcel of
land, being approximately 1 acre in size relating to the Small
Scale Development Amendment procedures established in
sections 163.3215, Florida Statutes, pursuant to an application
submitted by Thomas and Jody Dyal; providing for a change
in land use classification from Residential Zone C to a Resi-
dential Zone D; providing severability and an effective date.
ORDINANCE 2006 -
An ordinance of the county of Baker, Florida, rezoning, 1 acre
of real property owned by Thomas and Jody Dyal from RCMH
2.5 To RCMH 1; providing severability and an effective date.



Dyal property
S /located on CR 127
N. approximately
.50 mile past Rex
Fish Rd.





Persons interested in commenting on the proposed rezoning may
appear and shall be given the opportunity to speak at the public
hearing or may send written comments to: Baker County Planning
Department, 81 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida, 32063.
Copies of the ordinance are available for public inspection at the
Baker County Planning Department. For additional information,
please call (904) 259-3354
Note: Pursuant to section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if any mem-
ber of the public desires to appeal any decision made at this public
hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings and for that
purpose may need to ensure that he/she transcribe a verbatim
record of the proceedings, which record would include the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons need-
ing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this
proceeding should contact the Administration Department at (904)
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-' THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday September 7, 2006 Page 6


Pastor Videll Williams, center, stands with some of the volunteer work crew that
helped remodel the new Central Center. From left: Lennd Jffersown. Eddie Ruiie.
,?t Nelo Williamson, Steve McCray, William Green and Phillip Jeffers.on
(. PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN


e Sanderson Central




; re-born for seniors


Pt (From page 1),
Pastor Williams. "People and,
area businesses donated money,
their time, their labor, many of
the fixtures, appliances and fur-
" nature.'
The center \\as opened to
show the area seniors, many
of them life-long residents of
Sanderson. that they are loved
, and appreciated, according to
' Pastor Williams.
"You know, to give them their
o ver- o_\n place to come rela-x
and hang out.
' Central, School opened in
1 1957. Ms. Williams. who at-
ri tended the school, remembers,
, its six classrooms, office and
cafeteria well. After iritegra-
)i tion, when students w ere bused
into Macclenn3, the school \\as
closed.
In the years that followed the
school was utilized from time to
time for different purposes.
It was once the location of a
Head Start program. The Coun-
dil on Aging operated a senior
center there for a while. When
the COA began offering trans-
portat ion service for seniors to its
|Macclenny location, the branch
4. in Sandersort \\as closed.
" "Theears passed. The school
stood \ acant and \as a frequent
target of vandals as the property
disintegrated.
The section that had con-
tained the classrooms and office
was torn down.
"It was such a strange feel-
ing," said Ms. Williams. "Sud-
denly, one day, I realized it was
gone. I felt like-a hole had been
torn in my heart."
Eager to preserve the cafete-
ria section of the school and es-
tablish a new facility for senior
citizens, Ms. Williams went to
her husband.
h"WI) don't we (the church)
try to buy what's left?" she
asked him.
A church committee met
with county commissioners, and
the church placed a bid on the
property, but soon got the news
that another party had placed a
higher bid.
Over the next year and a half,
the high bidder asked for and
was granted an extension, but
ultimately didn't meet the pur-
chase price. Finally, Faith Bible
Church got the word that the
property was theirs.
Church members and enthu-
siastic community volunteers
went into action. They were so
anxious to get the center up and
running as quickly as possible,
the building of a new sanctuary
at Faith Bible Church was post-
poned.
"It just shows you how real
God is," said Ms. Williams.
"We wanted this place to be re-
ally nice and we decided to use
the best paint, which cost $25
per gallon. When people heard
about that, $25 donations started
coming in."


Well Drilling ~ Water Softeners
Septic Tanks ~ Drain Fields


A special dedication ceremo-
ny is planned for the future. The
building will be dedicated to all
former principals and teachers
who staffed the school. Their
photos \\ill be displayed on a
special honor w all.
One very special guest in at-
tendance at the grand opening
this week was former teacher
Eloise Ruise. w\ho taught Ms.
Williams in fourth grade.
When asked what theN
thought of their new\ center, se-
niors expressed such sentiments
as "'proud" and "delighted."
J. R. Smith. w ho has lived in
Sanderson his entire life. smiled
broadly and summed it up this
%way: "This is good. This is'
home."


Car is stolen

a ter rolled out


Am0 fildriveway
The sheriff's department is in-
vestigating the theft of a parked
1996 Honda from a drivewva off
Thomas Circle ini Miccleiny dur-
ing the night on August 30...
Owner Brandy Hartley told po-
lice when she prepared to leave for
work that morning about 7:30 she
noticed the car was gone.
Deputy Greg Burnsed said it
appeared someone rummaged
through a nearby parked pickup
and found the ke)s to the Honda.
Evidence at the scene suggests the
car was pushed out of the drive-
way, then started.
The victim said the car was
there about midnight.
In another theft, this one involv-
ing credit card fraud, the ex-wife
of a Macclenny man allegedly ob-
tained a card in his name recently
and ran up $178 in charges.
Phillip Thomas reported the
theft on August 31, and told Sgt.
Michael Crews his ex-wife Bev-
erly Thomas, 58, was responsible.
The card was obtained from
a bank in South Dakota, and Mr.
Thomas said he did not give Ms.
Thomas permission to do so.
Sgt. Crews contacted the sus-
pect, who has a Georgia address,
in California that day and noted
she '"proudly admitted" she ob-
tained it illegally.
"What are you going to do about
it," the officer said Ms. Thomas in-
quired.
He replied he's seeking a war-
rant for her arrest, which prompted
the suspect to propose that charges
be dropped if she closed the ac-
count. I
Sgt. Crews told her she's have
to take that up with the state attor-
ney's office.



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~ Culverts


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Jadcksonvi/les 'Class)y Red Ha Lassies' in town

The Classy Red Hat Lassies, a local chapter of the Red Hat Socienr based a Jac ksonville, recently spent the morning, touring
AMkhCletnt. ilitii ha. in linch iat Pier Si. restaurant. The Red Hat Socienr is a social organization with chapters across he coun-
try promong hmin after age. /v lor women roinn ail walks of life. Seated from le Alariorie AIcDiufie. Jov Rhodes and Christine
Davts. Back row from le/t: Dot AlcDurfie. Janice Parl.er, Doloris Brown, Naii,:y Alb.Dillfe I Queen Ati'ieur I, Carolt n Sharpe. Per-
rie Atetn Boone. I Mrpnia Ali\son, and Jiant Fant. No pictured: Carolin \Itgh/. p.i.T.:. l&. .... L. r,.: "


Runs stop sign, arrested for 4


time suspended drivers license

A deputy sheriff who chased custody case \\hen Mhs. Kelly,
down a motorist who ran a stop mother of the child in quest
sign in south NMacclennm learned drole up.
via a computer check that his driv- He learned from r\o others
her's license had been suspended hadbeen searching is. Kelly's
four times. longings for a contact number
Deputy Tony Nomian said he she was in possession of a wa
confronted Kenneth Degolyer Jr., that had been reported stolen
26. of Middleburg after the latter Jacksonville to weeks ago.
parked in the lot adjacent to Mix- The owner of the wallet, ide
on's Tire on South 6th the morning fied as Carrie Holton. 26. a Ba
of September 1. Count) resident, told the dep
In addition to arresting him for $130 was missing from it and
the %iolation, the warrant also or- case was referred to Jacksom
dered Mr. Degolyer's license tag authorities.
be seized.
Deputy Norman ticketed him 11 t
for failing to stop. before turning T lKs strasI,
onto South 6th from Minnesota .


* Ave.
In another case involving a Clay
County suspect, Tiffany Kelly, 28,
of Orange Park was arrested for
driving on a license that had been
suspended three times.
Deputy Erik Deloach was at
a residence off, Confederate Dr.
north of Glen St. Mary on a child

Antique bottle show
If you are a collector of an-
tique bottles, attend the North
Florida annual show and sale at
the FOP Lodge at 5530 Beach
Blvd. (three blocks west of Uni-
versity) on Saturday, September
23. It runs from 8:00 am-3:00
pm.
The 39th annual show features
bottles, glass, marbles, Civil War
items and more. Bring in your
antique bottles for free apprais-
als by experts.


piicks hght wit

16year old


County Judge Joey Williams
dismissed a disorderly intoxi-
cation charge against Robert
Home arrested June 22 after
allegedly trying to start a fight
in the parking lot of the Family
Dollar store.
Deputy Brad Dougherty ar-
rived at the parking lot just
past midnight and spoke with
a 16-year-old boy who said Mr.
Home wanted to fight him.
For his part, Mr. Home, 47,
told the officer, "I know I was
talking trash to them but I didn't

mean anything by it."
Because he was agitated and
had been drinking, he was ar-
rested for disorderly intoxica-
tion.


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T.A.B.E. test

The test for. Adult Basic
Education (T.A.B.E.) will be
given on Friday, September
15, 2006, at 9:00 am at the
Fanmil Service Center adjacent
to Keller Intermediate School.
Registration begins promptly
at 9:00 and there is a $15 fee.
Those arriving late will not be
admitted. For more information,
call 259-4110 or 259-0403.


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Snotices


th NOTICE OF ARREST AND SEIZURE
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.
9.
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.
THOMAS D. HURLBURT, JR.
UNITED STATES MARSHAL
Middle District of Florida
8/31-9/14

HIGGINBOTHAM'S TOWING & RECOVERY
P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
The following Vehicles will be sold at pub-
lic auction September 22, 2006 at 10:00 am,
at Higginbotham's Towing & Recovery, US 90
West, Glen St. Mary, FL. 32040.
2003 Daewood 4 door
ID#KLAJC52Z83K840208
2001 Chevy Cavalier
ID#IGIJE524417368621
9/7

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
The Baker County District School
Board will hold the following public hearing
on Monday, October 16, 2006, at 6:30 pm
in the School Board District School Board
Room of the Baker County School Board Ad-
ministration Building; 270 South Boulevard
East, Macclenny, Florida 32063:
APPROVAL OF:
Revision of Policy 3.060+ (Safe and Se-
cure Schools).
Adoption of Policy 3.061+ (Option 2) (Do-
mestic Security).
This document is available for review
at the Baker County School Board Office,
392 South Boulevard E., Macclenny, Florida
32063 between the hours of 8:30 am and
4:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.
The public is invited to attend.
PaulaT. Barton
Superintendent of Schools
9/7-10/12


LegalNotices

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR BAKER
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 02-2006-CA-0134
Margaret 0. McDaniel
Plaintiff, .
vs.
Billy Jo McDaniel & Shirley
Baker, deceased and her heirs,
assigns, widower, devisee, grantees,
creditors or other parties claiming
through, by, under or against her
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
To. Shirley Baver. deceased and her heirs, as-
signs, widower, devisee, grantees, creditors
or other parties clearing Inrougn by, under or
against her
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Peti-
tion to Set Aside a Quit Claim Deed recorded
at OR Book #2001-5851 of the Public Records
of Baker County has been filed on the follow-
ing described property:
A lot beginning on the West half of the North-
west 1/4 of Northwest 1/4 of Section 30, Town-
ship 3 South. Range 21 East, 8 Chains South
of the Nortnweisi corner of said West 1/2 of
the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1 /4 of said
Section 30, then run East 210 0 feet. then run
South 210.0 feet, then run WesI 210 0 leet to
said West line of said West 1/2 of the North-
west 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of said Section
30 and then run North along the West line of
said Section 30, a distance ol 210 0 leet to the
point of beginning.
You are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses. iI any to the aciton on Ihe
Petitioner s Attorney wnose name and address
is Hugh D Fish. Jr at P.O. Box 531, Mac-
clenny, Florida 32063. on or before October
5 2006 and mrie the original with the Clerk of
Court. either before service on the Petitioner's
Attorney or immediately thereafter. otherwise,
a Summary Final Judgement will be entered
for the relief demanded in tme petition
Witness my hand and seal of this Court on
this 51h day ol September, 2006.
T.A. 'Al" Fraser
Clerk of Court
By: Bonnie M. Palleshi
Deputy Clerk
9/7-28
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN tmal FRED-
DIE MAE BLUE, the holder of the iolloweng
certificate nas tiled said cenilicale tor a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The cerlihcate
number and year ol issuance, the descr.plion
of the property and inme names in which it was
assessed are as follows
Certificate Number 04-00168'
Year of issuance: 2004
Description ol property: 02-3S-20-0000-
0000-0311. Commencing on the South line
of Section 2, Township 3 South, Range 20
East at its inlerseciion with The West right
o01 way line o State Road No. 229. and run
North 12 degrees. 30 minutes West along
said West trght of way line, a distance of 695
teel, and then run South 89 degrees. 50 min-
utes West 200 feet to me Point of Beginning
of the parcel of land herein described, run
then North 12 degrees 30 minutes West 110
feet; run then South 89 degrees 50 minutes
West 200 feet; run then South 12 degrees
30 minutes East 110 feet; and then run North
89 degrees 50 minutes East 200 feet to the
Point of Beginning, all in the SE 1/4 of SE 1/4
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, Floroda *'
Nadmres-inr Which isses'ed: LINCE
JONES
Unless such certificate or certificates shall
be redeemed according to law, the property
-described herein will be sold to the highest
bidder at the front door of the Baker County
Courthouse, 339, E. Macclenny Ave., Mac-
clenny, FL. on October 19, 2006, at 11:00
am.
Dated this 7th day of August, 2006.
AI Fraser
Clerk of Court
Baker County, Florida
By Boninie M. Palleshi
As Deputy Clerk
8/17-9/7
Registration of Fictitious Names
I the undersigned, being duly sworn, do
hereby declare under oath that the names
of all persons interested in the business or
profession carried on under the" name of For-
ever Tan, 795 S. 6th Street, Macclenny, FL
32063 and the extent of the interest of each
is as follows:
NAME EXTENT OF INTER-
EST


Charles D. Spitzer-


100%
Charles D. Spitzer
Signature


STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF BAKER
Sworn to and subscribed before me this
31st day of August, 2006.
AI Fraser
Clerk of Court
Baker County, Florida
By Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
9/7
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 02-2006-CP-043
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT KARRY BALKCOM
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate Robert
Karry Balkcom, deceased, File No. 02-2006-
CP043, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 339 East Macclenny Av-
enue, Macclenny, Florida 32063. The names
and addresses of the Personal Representa-
tive and the Personal Representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, 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, including un-
matured, contingent or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this court within
three months after the date 'of the first publi-
cation of this notice.
All claims not filed will be forever barred.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is September 7, 2006.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
THOMAS M. DONAHOO, JR.
Donahoo, Ball & McMenamy, P.A.
50 N. Laura St., Suite 2925
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Telephone: 904-354-8080
Personal Representative:
Cindy K. Balkcom
54056 Parks Road
Callahan, Florida 32011
9/7-14


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday September 7, 2006 Page 7


Traffic pattern feedback positive so far
.... n

BY KELLEY LANNIGAN that she has not personally expe- and angled parking .spaces are lanes since the angled parking
Staff Writerrienced the previous traffic woes helping greatly, according to spaces were added. The angle
ti d ...;,i A th the Pre.K Ceonter parents parkingf has given them an wide


Twenty-three parents of Prek/
Kindergarten students attend-
ing the first 2006-07 PreK/
Kindergarten School Advisory.
Council meeting held August 31
said that they were impressed
with recent changes made in
managing school-related traffic
on South Boulevard.
The School Advisory Council
meets monthly to discuss issues
affecting parents, students,
faculty and staff of the PreK/
Kindergarten Center.
Regarding the newly imple-
mented traffic management
strategies put in place by PreK
Director Sherrie Raulerson and
staff, parent Amy Dunn said,
"It's been great so far. I haven't
experienced any hassle at all
picking up or dropping off my
child."
Other parents in attendance
voiced the same sentiments.
Ms. Dunn, whose child just
began attending classes admits

Attempts to

mow down

husband

The sheriff's department arrest-
ed a 47-year-old woman the eve-
ning of Septeniber 1 after she at-
tempted to run down her husband
with her car in the yard of their
- homeoff Hollow Ridge Road near
Glen St. Mary.
Melhin Givens, 66, told Dep-
uty James Marker his wife Hilda
Jackson had been drinking gin and
became "hostile" that afternoon,
driving her vehicle around the
property running over items.
At one point, she aimed the car
at both Mr. Givens and his parked
pickup truck. The husband was not
injured, but his version of events
was affirmed by three witnesses,
all sisters of the accused.
Ms. Jackson was b"or ed at
county jail for aggravated domes-
tic assault.
In an unrelated case, a crimi-
nal complaint was filed the eve-
ning of August 28 against Angela
Strickland for allegedly striking
Marci Crawford, 31, as the latter
attempted to break up a fight at her
residence off Crews Road.
Ms. Crawford said she was
struck twice on the head during
the scuffle. Deputy Tony Norman
was at the scene answering a dis-
turbance call but did not see the al-
leged attack.
He said Ms. Crawford was as-
sisting him at the time.


but had heard about them and
was dreading the prospect.
The immediate changes,
which have resulted from sug-
gestions made to the Baker
County School Board by The
Traffic Related Committee
formed this summer includes
designating one-way lanes sepa-
rating bus and through traffic
from PreK/Kindergaten drop-
off and pick up traffic. The lanes
are marked off by orange traffic
cones and signs.
Staggered arrival times,
trained crossing guards, newly
painted pedestrian cross alks


The entire situation seems
much safer than before, the
group agreed.
"The crossing guards are a
blessing," said parent Wilma
Meechum. "It really helps espe-
cially when children have a lot.
of things to carry. The guards-
stop the. traffic and ensures the
child gets safely across the road.
The changes that have been
made have been immediately
noticeable."
The parents, many of whom
drive large vehicles such as
Suburbans and Tahoes report
more ease in backing out into the


Paula Barton speaks


at Kiwanis meeting


g
d
er


visual area and reduced "blind
spots" they said. They feel there
is much less chance of acciden-
tally hitting a pedestrian or col-
liding with another vehicle.
"Even pulling into the lanes
is easier because N ou can see so
much better," said parent Tracy
Hartley.
Principal Raulerson reports
that the school is happy with
the results so far. "We're very:
encouraged by the current situ-
ation." she said. "ITve actually
had some members of the com-
munity walk over and compli-
ment us on the improvements."


T'rafit. part!erit have imptr.~ed sincesch~ool hb'ga'i.


Monthly cruise-in
Don't forget, this Saturday,
September 9, is the monthly
cruise-in at the Wal-Mart park-
ing lot on South 6th in Macclen-.
ny at 6:00 PM. See you there
for bragging about your classic,
antique, or hot rod. car. Visitors
welcome.

ON SALE NOW
ADVANCE TICKETS
At Radio Shack (Maccletmy)
for
Country Music
Showcase
Baker County Middle School
Auditorium -
October 14
Starring:
James Taylor Curtis
Stephanie Branch
Jason Rhoden
For more info contact:(904) 742-9399
Tickets: Advance $25.00 Door $31.50


ATTORNEY

David P. Dearing
former Baker County Pr(,,n'ti1rn


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DIAMOND TIMBER, INC.
A U CU" |

CALL 282-5552 KENT WILLIAMS

CITIZENS OF MACCLENNY


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE at the regular meeting of the
City Council on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 6:00
o'clock pm. at City Hall, 118 East Macclenny Avenue,
Macclenny, Florida, the City of Macclenny will consider
the below Ordinance for final reading:

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE
RELATING TO ANNEXATION; PROVIDING FOR
THE ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN LANDS
CONTIGUOUS TO THE CITY OF MACCLENNY;
PROVIDING FOR ACCEPTANCE OF A
VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION REQUEST FROM
ROCK CONTRACTORS, INC., OF PARCEL
05-3S-22-0000-0000-0160; PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.



A complete legal description by meets and bounds and
the Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City
Clerk.

Anyone having an interest in the first reading of this Or-
dinance is invited to attend the meeting


BY JUDY BECKER
Kiwanis Correspondent
When she was in the tenth
grade, Baker Countr School
Superintendent Paula Barton
believed the last thing she ever
wanted to do was to be in public
office.
Her father was sheriff and her
family was the last to live at the
old Baker County jail. She had
seen up close what it meant to be
a public official. But after dedi-
cating her life to the education
of students in Baker Count), she
ran for and was elected superin-
tendent in 1996.
On September 1 Superinten-
dent Barton met with the Ki-
wanis Club of Baker County to
discuss, the implementation of
Kiwanis programs in the schools
and to talk about the current state
and future of education in Baker'
County.
"We are experiencing grow-
ing pains. We are up 120 kids and
will not have a true count until
after Labor Day," said Barton.
"Schools cannot put out a 'No
Vacancy sign. We have to be
prepared," Barton stated.
Locating and obtaining prop-
erty that meets the Department
of Education standards is not
easy, she said. It took two years
to secure the property for Mac-
clenny Elementary. Portables are
not the optimal learning environ-
ment, according to Ms. Barton.
Although the voters of Baker
County did not favor the volun-
tary pre-k program, the amend-
ment passed statewide. Currently
Baker County is one of the few


school systems that offers volun-
tary pre-k during the school year
and during the summer.
"When I was a child, there was
no kindergarten. My first teacher
was my mama. She prepared me
well. She taught me my colors,
to count, and she certainly taught
me how to pray," declared Bar-
ton.
"Academics is our focus,"
Barton continued. "Parents send
us the best kids that they have."
"The school system has over
300 quality teachers, teachers
who have dedicated their hearts
and souls to making a difference
in the lives of children, teachers
who are in education for the right
reason.
"Decisions we are, making
today are not only affecting my
granddaughter but will also af-
fect her granddaughter," Ms.
Barton declared.
She foresees a lot of tough
decisions that are going to have
to be made. "I've learned that it
pays to be proactive and not re-
active."
Ms. Barton said she bases
decisions on what she perceives
is in the best interest of children
and that parents trust the school
district to act in that interest.
Ki\%anis wants to implement
their Terrific Kids program at the
elementary school level. Club
members will be working with
school officials and teachers to
bring this about. Superintendent
Barton indicated that she thought
the place to start w\ would be at the
Intermediate School with fourth
and fifth grade students.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the proposed ordinance
. whose title hereinafter appears for public hearing by the
Baker County Board of County Commissioners on Mon-
day, October 16, 2006, at 6:01 p.m., or as soon thereafter
aspossible, for a second reading and possible adoption
at the Baker County Administration Building, 55 North
Third Street, Macclenny, Florida. Copies of said ordi-
nance may be inspected by any member of the public in
the Commissioners' office, address stated above. On the
date above-mentioned, all interested parties may appear
and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance
which is titled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2005-51
An ordinance of the county of Baker, Florida re-
zoning approximately 108.27 acres of real property
owned by Gary Fraser/Southern States Nursery, from
AG 10 and AG 7.5 to PUD, Planned Unit Develop-
ment, providing severablility and an effective date.






Southern
States Nurs-
ery property
S'/ located West
S,.I-' of SR 121 S.,
S. approximately
S 2.5 miles
SSouth ofl-10.





If any member of the public desires to appeal any decision
made at this public hearing, he/she will need a record of
the proceedings and for that purpose may need to ensure
that he/she transcribe a verbatim record of the proceedings,
which record would include the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should contact the Administra-
tion Department at (904) 259-3613 at least 48 hours prior
to the time of the hearing.










Keller 'Terrific Tigers'
The following students were selected as Terrific Tigers
at Keller Intermediate School for August:
IDylan Clark, Tracey Combs, Ethen Jenkins, Kayla


Hancock, Elizabeth Mosely,
Kerce, Brandon Willis,
Maegan Gerace, Richard
Hughes, Clara Harvey,
Amber Welborn, Cason
Noles, Donelle Williams,
Sarah Strohmetz,
Savannah Karnes,
Jlonathan Campos,
A:pryl Harvey, Tyffany
1Nrausse, Jason Beasley,
Blrooke Moorman,
Stephanie Tvardos,
Sadie Sibley, Lexie
Sjlguero, Kelly Parker,
Zoe Johnson, Kimberly
S outenborough, Tanner
Crberg, Jay Westerwelle,
Amy Anderson, Dannielle
Wilkerson, Glenna
KIay Godwin, James
Coleman, Keltni Davis,
Lrandi Harrison, Joshua
Campbell


Surplus food
Surplus commodity food will
be distributed to qualified Baker
County residents on Tuesday,
September 12 from 9:00 am -
2100 pm at the ag center on US
90 west in Macclenny.
! Recipients must first qualify
for the USDA surplus through the
ldcal office of Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency. Call
259-4481. if you have not yet
been approved on the basis of in-
come and other factors.


, Dalton Alligood, Molly


SchoolActivities
SEPTEMBER 7:
Baker County High: Golf at Live Oak; Vol-
leyball vs. Nassau (H) 5:30/6:30 pm.; JV
Football vs, Middleburg (H) 7:00 pm. Bak-
er County Middle: Volleyball, Fernandina
Beach, 5:30/6:00 pm.
SEPTEMBER 8:
District Wide: Progress reports go home.
Baker County High: Football vs. Eastside
7:30 pm, Memorial Stadium. PreK/K Cen-
,ter: Fall pictures.
SEPTEMBER 11:
Baker County High: Slowpitch softball vs.
Yulee 4:00 & 6:00 pm., Football Booster
Club Meeting 7:00 pm Baker County Mid-
dle School: Volleyball vs. Hilliard 5:00 &
6:00 pm.
SEPTEMBER 12:
Baker County High: Slowpitch softball
4:00 & 6:00 pm., Volleyball @ Santa Fe
5:00 & 6:30.pm..Golf @ West Nassau.
Cross Country @ Lake City 4:30 pm. Baker
County Middle School: Football @ Callahan
4:00 pm. Keller Intermediate: Family read-
ing night 4-8:00 pm. Westside Elemen-
tary: Family reading night 4-8:00 pm; Third
grade -CAT, F',ir,, riiari i 6 00 pm
3EPTEMBER 13:.
Keller Intermediate & Macclenny Elemen-
tary: School Advisory Council Meeting 8:00
am.
SEPTEMBER 14:
Baker County High: Volleyball vs..Starke
5:00 & 6:30 pm. JV Football @ Starke;
Cross Country @ West Nassau 4:30 pm;
Slowpitch 4:00 & 6:00 pm. Baker County
Middle School: Volleyball @ Yulee 5:00 &
6:00 pm. Westside Elementary: 'Just Say
No' club meeting 8:00 8:35 am PreK/K
Center: Fall pictures.
SEPTEMBER 15:
Baker County High: Football @ Raines 7:30
pm.


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Sanderson school
reunion next month
All students of the former
Sanderson High School are in-
vited to the annual reunion on
the Olustee side of Ocean Pond
on Saturday, September 30. Plan
to meet at 10:00 am and eat at
noon.
Bring a picnic lunch, lawn
chairs and even musical instru-
ments to join in the music and
fun after lunch. Invite former
school pals to join the festivities.


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday September 7, 2006 Page 8


City officials have just
informed us that contributions
for the annual "Rocking Chair
Challenge" mush ball tourna-
ment have now topped $15,000.
This is marvelous and much
need news for the Council on
Aging staff and clients as well.
This City/County fundraiser and
the generous support of local
businesses and the community
at large will help off set sky-
rocketing fuel costs and a new
state mandated mileage reim-
bursement rate. This money
makes a noticeable difference
in the number of meals, baths
or rides available for Baker
County's seniors and disabled
population and it is,truly appre-
ciated.
September will get off to
a healthy start at the Senior
Center with a free Osteoporosis
Screening on Thursday,
September 7, from 9:30 until
noon. Bone density tests and the
entire screening will be com-
pleted free for any senior com-
ing into the Center. Screenings
will be conducted by the
Florida Center for Osteoporosis.
through a program funded
by the Florida Department of
Elder Affairs and ElderSource,
the Area Agency on Aging of
Northeast Florida. Those com-
ing for screenings are invited
to join us for lunch at 12:00.
Under this Older Americans
Act program we do not charge
a specific fee for lunch but
rather each participant is asked
to contribute as much as pos-
sible toward the funded cost per
meal, which is now just under
$4.00.
The Council still has some
EHEAEP funding left for
resolving emergency cooling
costs. The program will cover
up $400 to purchase new or
repair or replace malfunction-


for the week of
Sept. 11-15
BREAKFAST


MONDAY: Breakfast pizza, fruit
juice and milk.
/ TUESDAY: Sausage biscuit, friut
juice and milk.
WEDNESDAY: Cereal with
A% hole grain oast, fruit juice and milk.
THITRSDA): Breakfast hot pock-
ei, fruit juice and milk
FRIDAY: Waffles, fruit juice and
milk.
LUNCH .
Cold lunch plat( oi chef salad wiith
S'Ileal roll or crackers, and dessert
(when offered) OR
MONDAY: Deli-turkey &
cheese on whole grain bun or oven
baked chicken r ith corn bread shce.
whipped potatoes, steamed broccoli,
chilled fruit choice, milk. .
TUESDAY: Turkey Ham&
Cheese sandwich or BBQ Pork on
whole grain bun, lettuce and tomato
slices, baked frips, chilled fruit choice
and milk.
lWEDNESDAY: Hamburger or hot
dog on a whole grain bun, Ittuce and
tomato slices, baked potato rounds,
crispy slaw, chilled fruit choice, and a
homemade cookie and milk.
THURSDAY: Slice of cheese
pizza or sloppy Joe on a bun, green
beans, tossed salad, fruit choice, and
milk.
FRTDAY: Fish crisp on a whole
grain bun or spaghetrm w.' meat sauce
and a slice of Italian bread, baked
fries, crispy :slaw, sliced cucumbers
w/ dressing, fruit choice, and warm
apple crisp and milk,
A" -


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the proposed ordinance whose title herein-
after will be presented for public hearing by the Baker County Board.
of Commissioners on Tuesday, October 3, 2006, at 6:01 p.m., or as
soon thereafter as possible, and on Monday, October 16, 2006 at 6:01
p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible for a possible adoption. A review
by Local/Land Planning Agency will be held on September 14, 2006
at 7:00 p.m. at the Baker County Administration Building, 55 North
Third Street, Macclenny, Florida. Copies of said ordinance may be
inspected by any member of the public in the Commissioners' office,
address stated above. On the dates above-mentioned, all interested
parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordi-
nance which it titled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2006 -
An ordinance of the county of Baker, Florida, amending or-
dinance no. 91-1, as amended, regarding the future land use
map of the adopted comprehensive plan, with respect to a
parcel of land, being approximately 2.78 acres in size relat-
ing to the small scale development amendment procedures
established in sections 163.3215, Florida Statutes, pursu-
ant to an application submitted by Richard J. Jenkins/Tur-
key Creek Farms LLP; providing for a change in land
use classification from Agricultural Zone A; to Residen-
tial Zone C; providing severability and an effective date.

ORDINANCE 2006 -
An ordinance of the county of Baker, Florida, rezon-
ing 2.78 acres of real property owned by Richard J. Jen-
kins/Turkey Creek Farms LLP, from AG 10 to RCMH


2.5; providing


severability


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an electric deposit or shut off
notice, for low income fami-
lies with an elder living in the
household.
We're still looking for
a smiling face and a friendly
voice to say hello to seniors
once a week. Join our Meals on
Wheels T.E.A.M and enjoy the
feeling of being able to help a
friend. It takes two-three hours,
once a week, to make someone
else's life a little better. Call
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the proposed ordinance whose
title hereinafter appears, will be presented for first reading
for the Baker County Board of Commissioners on Tues-
day, October 3, 2006, at 6:01 p.m., or as soon thereafter as
possible, and on Monday, October 16, 2006 at 6:01 p.m.
or as soon thereafter as possible for, second reading for
Transmittal to the Department of Community Affairs. A
review by Local/Land Planning Agency will be on October
12, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at the Baker County Administra-
tion Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida.
Copies of said ordinance may be inspected by any member
of the public in the Commissioners' office, address stated
above. On the dates above-mentioned, all interested par-
ties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed
ordinance which it titled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2005-53
An ordinance of the county of Baker, Florida, re-
zoning approximately 982.3 acres of real prop-
erty owned by Glen Forest LLC, from AG.10 To
PUD; providing severability and an effective date.


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Turkey Creek Farms
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cated on the corner
of CR 229 S. and Wil
Elledge Rd.


Persons interested in comnienting on the proposed rezoning may
appear and shall be given the opportunity to speak at the public
hearing or may send written comments to: Baker County Plan-
ning Department, 81 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida,
32063. Copies of the ordinance are available for public inspection
at the Baker County Planning Department. For additional infor-
mation, please call (904) 259-3354
Note: Pursuant to section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if any
member of the public desires to appeal any decision made at this
public hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings and
for that purpose may need to ensure that he/she transcribe a ver-
batim record of the proceedings, which record would include the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons need-
ing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in
this proceeding should contact the Administration Department at
(904) 259-3613 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing.


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Glen Forest
LLC property
located North
of US 90 off
Braxton Road
and East of
Cowpen Road.


If any member of the public desires to appeal any deci-
sion made at this public hearing, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings and for that purpose may need
to ensure that he/she transcribe a verbatim record of the
proceedings, which record would include the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter
to participate in this proceeding should contact the Ad-
ministration Department at (904) 259-3613 at least 48
hours prior to the time of the hearing.


Canaday reunion
The annual Cahaday family
reunion will be held on Sunday,
September 24 starting at 1:00 pm
at North Prong Church. Please
bring a covered dish and a lawn
chair to enjoy the fellowship.


In just 71 days...
You can have the skills -
You need to get a job as a
Dental flssistant
10 week course, Saturday onlg
Tuition $1950 Payment Plans
Call Christi @
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School
For info packet:
904-398-3401
flext class starts:
November 4
Reg. by ft Commission for Independent
education


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday September 7, 2006 Page 9


cial


Matias Ezequiel Delellis
Born August 10
Nico and Kristen (Knabb)
Delellis of New York City are
pleased to announce the birth of
son Matias (Mati) Ezequiel on
August 10, 2006 in Gainesville.
Maternal grandparents are
George and Jeannie Knabb of
Macclenny and paternal are Jorge
and Mabel Delellis of Buenos
Aires, Argentina, who are pres-
ently enjoying an extended visit
with their first grandchild. Mati's
great-grandmother is Lorraine K.
Davis of Glen St. Mary.
The new arrival recently
moved with his parents to Man-
hattan where Mr. Delellis is em-
ployed with Price Waterhouse
Coopers. He recently graduated
from the University of Florida
with a master's degree in ac-
counting.


Mr. Burnsed and Ms. Conner
Vows next May
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Con-
ner of Glen St. Mary are pleased
to announce, the engagement
of daughter Amanda Renee to
Christopher Shane Burnsed,
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary
Burnsed of Macclenny. i
The couple plans a May, 2007
wedding.
To wed Saturday
The ceremony uniting Kaso-
nya S. Surrency of Macclenny
and Alvin (Luke) Mobley of
Olustee will take place at the
Baker County Agricultural Cen-,
ter in west Macclenny on Satur-
day, September 9 at 3:00 pm.,


Ms. and Mr. Raby
Wedon the beach
Jennifer Bell of Fernandina
Beach, Fla. and Jason Raby of
Sanderson were married August
19, 2006,on Fernandina Beach.
The bride is the daughter of
William and Kimmie Crumb-
ley of Amelia Island. Fla. and
the groor is the son of Jim and
Alicia Smith of Sanderson. The
couple will reside in Yulee. Fla.


Mr. D'igs aadi Alls C-recs
Vows Saturday
Randy and Louann Crews of'
Glen St. Mary are pleased to an-
nounce the upcoming marriage
of daughter Hannah to. Rick,
Diggs Jr., the son of Rick and
Cheryl Diggs of Jacksonville.
The couple will wed on Sep-
tember 9 at 6:30 pm at the Rai-
ford Road Church in Macclen-.
ny. Following a honeymoon in
Oahu, Hawaii, they will reside in
Sanderson.

Scrapbook wins
Ten members of the Woman's
Club of NMacclenny attended the
District 4 meeting in Orange Park
on August 18, the first meeting of
the 2006-08 administration.
Scrapbooks of last \ ear's pro-
jects were submitted, and the
local club came in third place in
the categories of organization.
layout and design and, content,
plus second place for creaci\ ity.
The book \\as the work of
Trilb\ Crew s and Peggy Arend.

Thanks for support
Thank you to all of our fanilyv
and friends \\ho were at the hos-
pital when Jinummie Ro\ e had sur-
gery. The love expressed by your
pray ers, cards, food and w ords of
encouragement \as om er helm-
ing. It has meant so much to us to
have this outpouring of love and
much needed support.


Jimmy and Bobbie Sue Rowe
Patricia and Julie
Qsiifentin h' ic- ctl i -a-s .
Born August 15th
" ,,. Qtientin'.and Lauren Can4da v.
of Macclenhy are pleased to an-
nounce the birth of son Quientin
Whalen on 'August 15, 2006 at
St. Vincent's Medical Center in
Jacksonville. Whalen weighed 9
pounds, 9 ounces and was 21 !',
inches long.
Grandparents include Brenda
and Ronnie Canaday of Moni-
ac, Ga. and Barbara and Frank
E. Maloney Jr. of Macclenny.
Great-grandparents are Mickie
Canaday of Moniac and Lucille -
and Virgil Conner of Cuyler.

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County opts

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(From page 1)
However, of his three criteria
for choosing a plan rates, net-
work and the inconvenience of
change AvMed met two bet-
ter rates and network while
Humana's benefit was that em-
ployees would be accustomed to
its methods and wouldn't have
to change health care providers.
Among county employees
there apparently was a feeling
that they should be able to use
the local hospital for emergency
services. ,
Commission members sym-
pathized with, that feeling, and
after a brief workshop to consid-
er the matter, they quickly and
unanimously voted for ArMed.
Meanwhile. Macclenny of-
ficials are faced with the same
decision, except city employ ees
are currently covered by Aetna.
In addition, AvMed rates are
higher.
They % ill try to have a deci-
sion by next "eek.

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WEDNESDAY: Meatballs ,,
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bread, mnlk
THURSDAY: Chicken and nee. l-
ma beans, carrots, banana. bread, milk
FRIDAY: Spaghetu vt.' meal sauce,
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oitruaries


Phamos Battles

dies August 27
Phamos Battles, 85, of Mac-
clenny died on August 27, 2006
at Shands Jacksonville. He was
a native of Tarver, Georgia, born
on December 10, 1920 toRev.
Meady and Earley Battles. After
the death of his mother, Mr. Bat-
tles' father married Eddis Battles,
who raised him.
Mr. Battles attended public
schools in Baker County and
became a member of Bethlehem
Baptist Church in Jacksonville.
He was a quiet, easy going per-
son with a wonderful sense of
humor. He retired from George
Auchter Construction Co. of Jack-
sonville after many years of
faithful service.
Other than his parents, Mr.
Battles was preceded in death
by brothers and sisters Agnes
Murray, Jessie L. Battles, Ruby
Heck, Albert, Johnnie, Willie
James and Walter Battles, Ber-
nice Brown, Annie Mae Rollins,
Louise Johnson and Cora Lee
Sowell; his son Lawrence John-
son. Mr. Battles was the last fam-
ily member of his generation.,
He is survived by son Timothy
Battles; daughter-in-law Dorothy
Johnson, three grandchildren:
aunt Eva Parker, sister-in-law
Minnie L. Battles; nephews,
nieces and other relatives and
friends.
The funeral service for Mr.
Battles will be held at 1:00 pm
on Saturday, September 9 at Em-
manuel Church of God in Christ
in Macclenny with Elder Joe
Ruise and Rev. Tommy Rollins
officiating.
Combs Funeral Home of Lake
City is in charge of arrange-
ments.
Paul W. Hurst Jr.
6/24 22 9/7 05
S IN OUR HEARTS
l i thoui ht of you with love today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday,
And the days before that, too.
We think of you in silence,
We always speak your names.
Now all we have are our memories,
And all your pictures in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake,
With which we'll never part.
God has you in His keeping,
We have you in our hearts!
We miss you!
Love, Your Family


Billy Crews, 68,

rites September 1
Julian (Billy) Crews, 68, of
Macclenny died Wednesday,
August 30, 2006 at Shands
Gainesville. He was born August
18, 1938 in
Macclenny
and was a
life-long
resident
of -Baker -.
County. Mr.
Crews was .
a US Army .
veteran and .
attended
Souls Har-
bor Church '
of God in fr. rew
Glen St. MrCrews
Mary. He loved drag racing and
country music.
Mr. Crews was the son of
the late Lewie and Marn Crews
Sr. and was predeceased by his
daughter. Julie Ann Crews.
SMr. Crews is survived by his
wife Lucille (Rewis) Crews; chil-
dren Timmy Crews (Lynnette)
and Marcus Crews (Wanda) of'
Macclenny, Emily Carrier (Moe)
of Green Cove Springs; step-
children: O.D. Rewis, (Audrey)
of Glen St. Mary, Karon Hardi-
gree of Femandina Beach, Sheila
Rewis and Terry Rewis (Cindy)
of Macclenny. Kevin Rewis
(June) of Jacksonville, Zelda Pa-
pale (John) and Clayton Rewis
(Teresa) of Macclenny; special
friend Mona Bray of Macclenny;
six grandchildren and numerous
nieces and nephews.
The funeral service for Mr.
Crews was held on Friday, Sep-
tember 1 at 11:00am at the Chris-
tian Fellowship Temple with pas-
tors David Thomas and Timmy
Thomas officiating. Interment
followed at Sellers Cemetery. V.
Todd Ferreira Funeral Services
of Macclenny wasin charge of
arrangements.
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Where Everyone is Somebody and
Jesus is the Leader
P';Yt"J))NF T ... I
Pastor Rev. Ernie Terrell

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


Hugh Harris

funeral Tuesday
Hugh (Shot) Harris, 64, of
Baxter died on September 2,
2006 after a spirited battle against
cancer. Mr. Harris retired in 1984
after 20 years with the City of
Jacksonville as a health inspec-
tor, and for the next 20 years
worked in a related private sector
field. He was preceded in death
by his father, Isaiah Harris.
Mr. Harris is survived by wife
Susie K. Harris; mother Bertha
Mae Harris; sons Brad (Cath-
ie) Harris, Dewayne and Brian
Thompson and their mother,
Corrine Harris, step-children
Kathleen (Dale) Bissette, Steve
(Gina) Schemerhom, David (Ly-
nette) Lang and Patricia (Patrick)
Harrison; brother Tommy (Bon-
nie) Harris and sisters Genevieve
(Joe) Ervolino, Della Jones, Bar-
bara Gazdick, Renee Johnson,
Ann (Tommy) Hunter and Carol
(Leon)Douglass:nine'step-grand-
children: nieces and nephew s.
The funeral service for Mr.
Harris \\as on Tuesday. Sep-
tember 5 at 11:00 am at the Pine
Level Methodist Church in Bax-
ter with the Revs. Fred Rauler-
son and Johnny Yarbrough of-
ficiating. Interment followed at
North Prong Cemetery.'
Pallbearers were nephew s
Mike Kalis. Bruce Gazdick, Dan-
nN Harris, Brett Johnson. Jason
Hunter and Bud Brown, a close.
friend of Mr. Harris since child-
hood.
The family requests donations
in Mr. Harris' name to Com-
munity Hospice of Northeast
Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road,
Jacksonville, Fla. 32257. Guerry
Funeral Home of Macclenny was
in charge of arrangements.


MACCLENNY
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Srumd 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30" am 11:00 am
Worship Services
1 1:01. amn
Wed. Bible Studv
7:31 pm
S"I inistlr
-, Sam F. Pitching


Family is grateful
The family of Darrie Mae
Douglas Douberly would like
to thank everyone for the kind-
ness shown during the loss of our
mother. Thanks so much for the
food, cards, flowers and for just
being there.
Special thanks to Pastor Jim
Cox and David and Tonya God-
win for the wonderful service
you gave our mother. Our family
was very touched by all of you,
and we will never forget your
love.
We would also like to thank
the staff at Wells Nursing Home.
You showed that your work is
more than just a job to you, and
your compassion and kindness
.will never be forgotten.
Bo, Kenneth, Anthony, Gary
,and Pat Douberly, Janice Combs
and Linda Walker

In memory of
James Michael (Turtle)
Blake Windell
12/20/1987- 9/1/2005
Thoughts lay awake in my head,
Every morning 'till I go bed.
You and I i ere brothers up to the end,,
Close like family, but we were just
friends.
I write these things in memory today,
'Cause I don't know what exactly to say.
I'm sorrv this happened and you were
lost,
But vou "re no ilti 'the in an who died
on the cross.
I miss you and there is nothing to say,
When I ask for forgiveness every time I
pray.
You and I got in some trouble every now
and then,
But we were just boys, just being friends.
Death is a stone that you just can't get
past,
And the strength of a per son is
unmasked.
Remember when I saw you there in the
bed lying,
And you started crying, but inside Ifelt
like dying
'Cause I didn't want you to see me cry-
ing,
Now, I'm here in tears trying not to.
I wanted you to know that everything
was alright,
That you were going to be out of there in
a couple of nights.
So try to ask God what are His plans
for me,
I.know He is right beside you.
Help me with this day and the coming
of others,
And I'll see you another time, my friend
and brother.
.. JackBeck


23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.


9:45 am
11:00 am


Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J. C. Lauramore Welcomes All


Mcl y Chuc of GodI

On Sunday,
September 3rd,
Pastor Shannon Conner
will begin a
series of messages on
the 'End Times'


Everyone is Welcome!







North 6th Street, Macclenny, Florida (904) 259-35007


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday September 7, 2006 Page 11


Earlis Edward
Austin
12/15/49-9/7/03
We miss you so much. You are
always in our hearts.
.Maruij. Case Nater, Aslinn.
Alayna and Ayden


In memory of
Philip (Petey)
Middleton,
2/26/85 1/17/05
Saying Good-bye
Sitting here thinking about you,
I hear you call my name:
"Mom, Mom, Morn."
As I turn to see who's cilhag Me'
Isee no one, ona li ea, \oar i',.,'i_.
I ctnice a.'ro,,. the room
T-, seue it o,%:,.n else hears it, too.
But no one seems to notice the look
/ ,,i 'i'. u 1o ,i/.' a. -
I i.vfp t' lllf ,.a 'i
Btti- ,".- d: rh .'.a i ti me. .
Sri l. a, it i. La-ih/i out my name,
ol li.iider.
A. Ih. l airs rolled down my face
I glance around the room,
And see you amongst my family and
friends.
. The look upon your face says you're
peaceful now.
I realized it was time to let you go,
-.Although I will always love and
miss you.
I turn my head to see if anyone
notices you,
Then I turn back and you're gone.
I hear you so very gently say,
"I love you good-bye!"
"Bye," I said.

Family grateful
We want to thank everyone
for their kindness, for the food,
the beautiful singing, the flowers
and the wonderful service at the
Christian Fellowship Temple by
Bros. Timmy and David Thom-
as, Bro. Stafford and the pas-
tor from Soul's Harbor Church.
Also, thanks to the pallbearers,
all of them Billy's racing friends.
He would have been so proud.
God bless everyone.
Wife Lucille,
sons Timmy and Marcus Crews,
daughter Emily Carrier;
step-children O.D., Terry, Kevin
and Clayton Rewis, Karon Hardi-
gree, Shelia Rewis and Zelda Papale
Sing this Saturday
Victory Revival Center of
Starkewill host a gospel sing on
Saturday, September 9 starting at
7:00 pm.
The groups will include Al-
vin Griffis and the Old and New
Gospel Sounds, plus Mama's
Angels of Sanderson. Proceeds
go toward a new sound system.
The church is located three miles
north of Starke on US 301.


First United
Methodist
Church
93 N. 5th St., Macclenny 259-3551


Sunday School: 10:00 ar
Sunday Worship: 11:00 ar
Sunday Youth: 6:00 pr
Wednesday Dinner: 5:45 pr
Wednesday Worship: 6:15 pr
i John L. Hay, Jr., Pastor


Wildlife

management

course to be

held Sept. 7
Mike Sweat
County Extension Director
A wildlife management work-
shop will be held on Thursday,
September 7 from 5:30 pm -8:00
pm at the Baker Count) Agri-
cultural Center. The program is
sponsored by the Baker Soil and
Water Conservation District and
the Baker County Extension Ser-
vice.
It is designed to give land-
owners an, update on the latest
recommendations for managing
wildlife e on their property. Infor-
mation on resources and sen ices
for wildlife habitat will also be
presented.
The program includes sessions
on establishing a wildlife 'food
plot, forage varieties, what foods
and habitats deer prefer, cost
share opportunities and a land-
owner's perspective on wildlife
management. Extension agents
and experts from the game com-
mission will be the speakers.
For more information ora copy
of the program brochure, call the
extensionoffice at 259-3520 or
visit or website at: http://baker.
ifas.ufl.edu The program is free
and includes refreshments and
snacks furnished by Farm Credit
of North Florida. Make your res-
ervations by September 5.


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

St. Peters Anglican Fellowship
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259-6256
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Sunday Service 10:00 am


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A new website touted as
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whose 4th District includes
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The site (http://crenshaw.
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work" section for answers .to
questions and a guide for con-
stituents needing assistance
dealing with federal or other
agencies.
Other features include a ser-
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grants. A youth section for in-
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family) a n i th nd-. You.i loe and prayers have-supported our family during our
father's ],-n'.ih\ .~ lln. d .
T. J. Ra.ni.-rson loIed Baker Count) and its families. You loved him in
riturn. Our lamil) ',. ,',a era helmed ,iih those of you who stood in line for
hour's t, pay resPe. r ..our father's memory and to the many who attended his
mti-mrial -r-,L. Daidd .ouild hai\e l:.e-.d to have been in bodily attendance to
hIt,- N>,u and sh,i.- re-er hand there We -an e..- him smiling in heaven waiting
lr tihe great homern.-:,mn2 in th-e sky.
Toa Norhe-.,., Flairda lH-rii e and it's most profe-ssiona] and caring staff,
youmad-. our fath. i'- lin.d a- s on .-arth as peae-eful a's iosible. Your kind-
ners during tlih; mo-t diltli ult ime "ill ali ysbe arpre-iated ib this family.
To Todd FE.rrrira, we say thank you. 1ou and your staff held our hands as we.
w.ilk.-il muriuh the linal l.da- in an utmost -aring and professional manner.
Our ihank- to thli Fia-t Barti-t Church ol Glen Sr. Maryfor preparation for
.the s-.r].::.- and tor ih.- lmiml dinn,.r, follodin2 the burial. To Raiford Road
Cliur,.h. tlank ,:.u for th, n-ieals. sour end],:s.- support and the beautiful choir
pres,-ntation at tih,i -ii-:e. To the .l- C. Lyons i(ildren for the beautiful music
provideil ait- e-e iean'.l t Kelle\ Norman or her dedication song to Daddy
an.d Mrhi-r. To Rev. Rayv M :K.ndre.- and Rev. Richard Fils, thank ,ou for
assisting our brother. JhAmr,n'. ,itt, the service. To Baker CountN Sheriff Joes
Dobson and lh- Shlrill Dp-r, rm-nr. tlihanira for \:ou6 i .ndless support. To Jim
MI.-au).,d. hank \ouu for the .-ndei fud artiI:l, you wrote regardirng our father
and his i #pait c.n B k-r .County. :
The flowers, cards, t1,nphone calls. visits and food meant so much to our
family. We never i I.idon ..- su '- ere th.-re to hold us up during out weakest
hours'.
In closing, our father, T. J. Raulerson, (am.e from the root- of hi- great
caring community. HI red. loe-d people and liit d Ldad by the Golden Rule,
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Through his life's
ct.ctim[rnr, we hope you can pass on to others his belief in helping and caring
for our flu,,,mjh. W.- ,i all our brother's keeper here on earth.
Thank you, again! .
Lyma Raulerson, Mar.. a4 & Gale Rhoden, Tommy &Arlene Raulerson, Michael &
W n, W. Uker.- ohnnyv &'W ed.Raulerson, Joe & Jrn Betros & Grand-hildr.-n
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Baker County 22


Bradford County 8


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'The ba/I pops loose fI~nn'RidLv& Sweti-L1 /t1W Jtlhe end olatc /Iandrim ddnrifig Me WIlihkais first


With packed stands as a backdrop, the Cats'offense trots back onto the field after a first-half time out.


Clutch defensive stands seal


home win versus Tornadoes


WOO 4'


BY MICHAEL RINKER
Press Sports
The defense finished what the offense started, and the result
was a 22-8 Wildcats' win in their home opener Friday against
Bradford County.
"After going winless last year, the Cats are now 2-0 after the
win, which was their home opener.
On its first possession, Baker High drove 70 yards -on 17
plays, the last of which was Lucious Lee's four-yard touch-
down run.
The drive, which took about eight and a half minutes, was,
exactly what the doctor meaning head coach Bobby Johns
- had ordered.
His philosophy in general is to keep the' ball away from
the. other team, and he emphasized the need forkball control
against the explosive Bradford runners.
Forcing them to play a lot of defense wears down players,
some of whom also play offense.
"Now that's the way I like to play football," he said. "That
was big for us."
After Lee's touchdown, quarterback Carlos Holton hooked
up with Jamar Farmer for the two-point conversion.
Lee, who rushed for 127 yards on 26 carries, would later


score another touchdown on a 16-yard run. That conversion
failed.
Lee also had a pair of touchdowns in the season opener at
Middleburg.
With the defense holding the Tornadoes scoreless,'the Cats
took at 14-0 lead into the locker room after
In the third quarter, Holton ran it in from 20 yards and B.J.
Rowe got the two-point conversion.
The 22-0 lead matched what the Cats did against Middleburg
the previous week.
"We found some things early in the game," Johns said. "We
used different formations, stuff they hadn't seen."
Unlike some coaches, who prefer to go deep into their play-
books early to give opponents more to prepare for, Johns said,
he prefers to "keep as much in the bag as I can."'
He'd planned to save his shotgun formation to use against
Bradford, but "probably used more in the West Nassau [pre-
season] game than I wanted."
Still, he gave the Tornadoes a different look by running the
shotgun with a single running back.
Baker's 22-point lead seemed comfortable as the third
quarter ticked down.
That changed, however, when junior defensive back/wide
receiver Tommy Moore was knocked unconscious and had to
(Page 13 please)


Quarterback Carlos Holton tries to slip a tackle as he runs left on a keeper.


Wildcats at home this week

to host Eastside High Rams
This Friday, the Wildcats will host Eastside High School beginning at 7:30
pm.
The Rams didn't play last week, but lost their opener 7-0 to Buchholz High
School after turning the ball over six times, including five on fumbles.Coach
Kent Johnson said his team is young, but that "we will get better."
Eastside beat Baker 14-9 in Gainesville last season.
"They're very big, very physical and we'll have our hands full trying'to
stop them, especially their quarterback' (Vince Brown). He runs around and
makes plays," Johns said.
"They're bigger on defense than Bradford, but not as attacking."
He said the Cats are working on their passing game, which has generated
just 34 yards (3 completions in 11 attempts) in the first two games.
Johns admits his team is weak against man coverage.
"We try to find holes in the zone, use play action... but we can't break man
when they lock up on us."


By the numbers


Chalk talk by Bobby Johns


Bradford County
Baker County


Scoring
1st quarter
Baker Lucious Lee, 4-yard run (Carlos Holton to Jamar Farmer)
2nd quarter
Baker Lee, 16-yard run (conversion failed)
3rd quarter
Baker Holton, 20-yard run (B.J. Rowe run)
Bradford 30-yard run (run)
Rushing
Lee 26-127; Holton 14-51; Chaz Johns 9-38, Greg Williams 1-(-6)


Holton 1-3-13, Rowe 1-1-9


Ridge Sweat 1-13, Hank Farmer 1-9


Brandon Harrell


Passing

Receiving


Interceptions


Tackles
Hank Farmer 10, Dylan Mann, 10, Rod Rentz 9, Chaz Johns 8, Brandon Lucas
8, Jared Sharman 8


The play of the game against Bradford County came early in the third quarter when we needed to
score to give us a more comfortable lead.
The play was from the shotgun and is called "15 counter," which means the quarterback is going to
be the ball carrier and we are going to pull the right guard and tackle to the left side. We run this play
from many different formations, but we decided to go from our "gunl-back" formation this time.
Quarterback Carlos Holton fakes to the lone running back, keeps the ball himself and follows the
pulling linemen. Against the Tornadoes, he ran it 20 yards for the touchdown that gave us a 22-0
lead.
It has been a good play for us thus far and we hope it continues to be successful. We really needed
that score more than we realized as it allowed us to be a little more conservative with our play-calling
late in the game and not give Bradford County a chance to come back and win.


35 Brandon Lucas
senior nose guard
one of our leading tacklers (eight against
Bradford, 14 for the season)
one of those kids that just gets after you...
when he gets blocked, he doesn't stay
blocked... goes 100 mph non-stop every
day...
when we're running timing drills on
offense, we have to take him off defense
because he goes fuull speed
makes himself better, makes us better...
tremendous effort, tremendous leader


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SNAPS!


Wildcats vs. Bradford
September 1 Memorial Stadium


Clockwise from above


Coach Jamie Rodgers exhorts his
players during a time out.

Ridge Sweat waits for the pass
from Carlos Holton.

Bobby Johns is interviewed after
the game by Channel 4.

BCHS principal David Crawford
chats with painted Cats'fans.

Holton pitches to his running back.

Tommy Moore is taken off the field,
but reportedly has recovered from
being knocked unconscious.


Panthers snap


Lady Wildcats


winning streak


BY BOB GERARD
Press Sports
The Lady Wildcat volleyball
team suffered its first loss of the
season as they traveled to Rid-
geview.
They defeated Suwannee
Tuesday in Live Oak.
The Bulldogs gave the Cats
all they could handle, pushing
them to four games.
Suwannee squeaked by in the
first game 26-24, but the Cats
came back in the second game
to win 25-23, then took the final
two by scores of 26-25 and 28-
25.
"It was a hard fought game,"
said coach Chris Armoreda. "The
girls tried to find their groove af-
ter a long bus ride and wait. We
dropped the first game, but the
girls managed to dig deep to win
three straight matches."
The second match was piv-
otal, as it would have been dif-
ficult to come back down 0-2 in
the match.
Brittany Gray and Mindy
Roberts led the way with 6 kills.
Cassie Kennedy had 10 assists
and Kristen Mathis 3 aces. Tif-
fany Norman and Tasha Battle
had 3 blocks apiece.
The Cats had a tougher time
on the road at Ridgeview.
The Panthers handily de-
feated the Cats in three straight
games by the score of 25-16, 25-
10 and 25-17.
"We could not match the en-
thusiasm, persistence and over-
all play of Ridgeview on this
night," Armoreda said. "We just
did not play our best volleyball
on this night. We just want to
forget it and move on."
Jessi Nunn had 7 digs and an
ace. Brittany Gray and Kennedy
had aces.
The previous week, the Lady
Cats beat long-time rival Brad-
ford County with a three game
sweep in the Tornadoes gym.
It was a big game for the la-
dies. Not only were they play-


ing a traditional rival, but it
was the first district game for
Armoreda's netters.
The 25-21, 25-18, and 25-16
win capped off a week that saw
the Cats defeat First Coast high
as well as the Tornadoes.
"Bradford county had some
very athletic players, but we
were able to neutralize their of-
fense from mounting any ral-
lies," said Armoreda.
Both the front and back-
court played well, with Tiffany
Norman notching 5 kills and 5
blocks and Cassie Kennedy get-
ting 10 assists.
"This was a great win for
us, since Bradford beat us both
times we faced them last year."
Earlier, the Lady Cats came
back after losing the first game
to First Coast to take the final
three 25-16, 25-14, and 25-7.
After the first game loss, the
Cats controlled the momentum
and play, particularly in the last
two games.
Tasha Battles and Mary Dug-
ger provided some key blocks
on First Coast's top scorer. Bat-
tles had 4 blocks, while Dugger
had 2 stops.
Cassie Kennedy had 12 as-
sists, Kristin Mathis had 10 de-
fensive digs and 2 aces.
Brittany Gray, Tiffany Nor-
man and Mindy Roberts each
had 6 kills.
The junior varsity defeated
First Coast 25-10, 25-15, but
lost to Bradford County.
The varsity's record stands
at 3-2 overall and 2-1 in dis-
trict play. They will host West
Nassau September 7 beginning
at 6:30 pm. The junior varsity
starts at 5:30 pm.
After the Bradford loss, the
JV defeated Suwannee in three
games by scores of 25-6, 21-
25 and 15-7 and defeated Rid-
geview in two matches 25-21
and 25-23.
Their record is 4-1.


Cat golfers BCHS defense comes up big


are still in victor/ over the Tornadoes


undefeated
BY BOB GERARD
Press Sports
The Wildcat golf team ran
its record to 3-0 with a 162-182
rout of West Nassau, and vic-
tories over Bishop Snyder and
Hilliard in tri-meet.
Despite the wins, coach John
Staples is convinced that the
best is yet to come.
"We really haven't played
that well yet," he said. "Once we
start getting some consistency
and we keep that one big num-
ber down in the scoring, we'll
be able to play with the best in
the area."
Trey Echols was the medalist
in the West Nassau win, shoot-
ing an even par 36 over nine
holes.
Lukas Crews shot a 37 and
JJ Finley a 39. Trevor Corbitt
rounded out the scoring with a
50.
The Cats shot a 167 to defeat
Bishop Snyder (176) and Hill-
iard (186).
Finley led the Cats with a 38.
Echols shot a 40, Crews a 42
and Corbitt a 47.
The Cat linksters will face a
tough matchup against a pow-
erful Columbia High team this
week.
CHS should be a good mea-
suring stick in determining how
strong the golf team is as it heads
into the meat of the season.


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be taken from the field by emer-
gency medical personnel.
He regained conscious-
ness and had movement in his
extremities by the time he was
put onto the stretcher.
He was flown to Shands
Jacksonville as a precaution, but
appears to be fine, head coach
Bobby Johns said Tuesday morn-


ing.
T h e
Tornadoes'
physical
play took
its toll on
the Cats.
In addition
to Moore's
injury,
running
back Greg


kilter.
"From the moments
hurt, the momentum
Johns said. "We lost
and our composure."
After the Tornadoes
run deep into Baker te
Cats were hit with pe
penalty, which led to
touchdown.
Also, Baker's offen


"From the moment
Tommy got hurt, the
momentum changed. We
lost our focus and our
composure."
Bobby Johns


Williams suffered a separat-
ed shoulder when a Bradford
defender slammed him to the
turf, and linebacker Josh Hodges
took a shot to his neck/shoulder
area.
Both Williams and Hodges
will be examined to determine
the extent of their injuries.
The heat and humidity also
affected the Cats, as a couple
of starters including Holton
- missed several plays because
of cramps.
When play resumed after the
long delay to attend to Moore,
Baker players seemed to be off-


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quarter," Johns said.
me to be conservative
hurt us."
The defense, howev
the occasion.
Bradford got the ba


in the third quarter and had a first
Tommy got and goal inside Baker's ten-yard
changed," line.
our focus It seemed that most people
inside Memorial Stadium sensed
s got a long a turning point, and the visitors
,rritory, the were about to take control of the
rsonal foul game.
a Bradford The Cats stopped them cold
and took over on downs as the
se began to fourth quarter began.
bog down, Then, despite the conservative
partly by play-calling, the offense turned
design. the ball over on a fumble, and
T h e again the Tornadoes were on the
w h o 1 e doorstep.
second But once more the defense
half was a dug in, stopping Bradford on a
field-posi- couple of plays before Brandon
tion game, Harrell intercepted a pass in the
e s p e end zone.
cially in "Our defense played an
the fourth exceptional game. They prob-
"It forced ably played over their heads,"
e and that Johns said.
"I wasn't sure going in that we
ver, rose to could contain them; they have
three of the best backs we'll see,
dl1 back late especially on one team."


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Thursday September


7, 2006


1 Tosc

By Jared Wilkerson
Real Estate Writer
The real estate markets approach-
ing that time of year again...
Many homeowners who are con-
sidering selling their homes right
now (or those \\ho have been trying
unsuccessfully to do so) are start-
ing to think about just hanging it up
until after the first
of the year.
The rationale
behind this year-
S ly ritual of "on
again, off again"
amongiost sell-
rs is ,born of an
idea that actually
Jared W iers.on, Realor makes a lot of
sense. Here's how
it goes:
The average time on market for
a home priced to obtain top-dol-
lar, yet still not at an unreasonable
asking price, is about two months.
That's two months before an offer
is actually accepted and the closing
process begins. Since it generally
takes about 30-45 days to close, that
means a home that goes on the mar-
-ket during the month of September
-oill (accordingito statistics) lost
'likely be closing t sometime between
ianksgiving and Christmas.
It pretty much goes without say-
ming when most folks have visions of
sugarplums dancing through their
eads, those sugarplums aren't car-
rying moving boxes or trying to
coordinate final inspections and
closing dates. With all the family
gatherings and end of the year has-
sles, people just don't want to move
during the holidays.
If this is how sellers feel about
moving, then it only makes sense
bunoers would feel the same way and
therefore won't be house shopping
"during this time, either.
If that's true, it could only mean
tone of two things; either there will
be so few buyers that the competi-
tion will be very low, prompting
lower and lower offers for the home
or buyers won't be coming around
to see the house at all, so there's
no real sense in going through the
bother of keeping it in perfect show-
ming condition for all that time when
o one is likely to end up buying it
'anyway.
As result, sellers start withdraw-
ing their homes from the market.
Less and less new listings go onto
he market every month leading
p to the big days of winter. Real
estate agents start taking time off.
Sellers sit in their homes and hope


nothing happens
between now%
and January 1
to hinder their
family\ 's abil-
ity to make the
move they %%ere
looking forward


And people
pretty much
think that's it.
,Well, for those of us who keep a
close eye on the market, that's not
it. In fact, a funny thing happens
to homes that stick it out and fight
the cold by staying on the market
through the holidays. They sell. Not
only do they sell, but they actually
do pretty well on all fronts of the
transaction. Here's why:
It is true buyers aren't all that,
thrilled about the thought of eating
Thanksgiving dinner on the floor or
snuggling up to the Christmas tree
with no ornaments because they all
got lost in a box marked "misc."
But if people don't like moving
during the holidays, why are they
still doing it? The answer is simple
- because they have to.
The people who buy houses dur-
ing this time are the ones who are
transferring to a new job and are in
town for a short time; during which
they must get to know a new city,
choose an area they like, find a
house which suits them, make an


offer, and get an accepted con-
tract all before boarding the plane
to go back home to pack.
They don't have time to play
around with low offers that might
not get accepted. They can't afford
to waste' time haggling over who
pays what closing costs. If some-
thing trivial comes up on an inspec-
tion and needs to be fixed, they can't
risk having the seller get mad and
decide not to go forward with the
closing. They are getting that house
no matter what it takes. 40 percent
of yearly home sales are actually
the result of relocation, making
these buyers a pretty good market-
ing source for this time period.
Another group who moves dur-
ing the holidays consists of the
folks who are tax smart. They know
that in order to get that $25,000
Homestead Exemption for all of
next year, they'll need wake up in
that house on the morning of January
1. They also know they can save
quite a bit of money on the rising


" assessed proper-
ty value follow-
ing the sale by
letting the seller
pay for the bulk
of the previous
Near's tax obliga-
tion at the lower
presale rate. That's
less mone) out
of their pocket on
November 15 bill.
The last and probably best group
is made up of those people who are
currently renting. Their financial
.situation is looking a whole lot bet-

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S'hree-car garage with a spacious one-bedroom apartment.
"...."" ... The living area has a great room and dining room with
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more details, log onto www.house-of-the-week.com, or call 866-685-7526.


Late


August


land


sales
The following land transac-
tions were recorded in the Baker
County courthouse August 16 -
September 1. Values are derived
from documentary stamps. Many
descriptions are by S(ection)
T(ownship) R(ange). If acreage or
price are not listed, none were
indicated in the documents.

Conner; Ruth Naomi to Dority,
Vivian Harvey in 25-2s-20e, $10
Mobley, Daryl W Jr to Fletch-
er, James W in 7-2s-22e,
$150,000
Moody, Eunice to Jones, Wil-
liam R in Jerry W Thomas Sub
Lot 7 Bk 3, $112,000
Stone, Brian C to Lewis, Heath-
er in Country Club Est Unit 2 Lot
3 Bk 1, $151,550
Roney, Linda D to Wilson, Ward
L in 4-3s-22e, $261,000
Thomas, Nathan L to Thomas,
Robert L in 25-2s-21e, $27,500
Fish, Patricia Lto Nowlen, Billy
J in 25-2s-21e, $10.
Williams, Lucious to Williams,
Livia in 33-2s-21e, $10
Gray, Jimmy A to Matthews,
Michael L in Macclenny Woods
Lot 16 Bk A, $0
Whelan, Madeline E to Whel-
an, Madeline E in Town Of Glen
St Mary Bk 80, $10
Maronda Homes Inc Of Flori-
da to Johns, Terry R in Cypress
Pointe Unit 1 Lot 24, $169,150
Harvey, Marcus Ray to John-
son, Jodie Leanne in Suburban
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, September 7. 2006 Page Two-B

Late August land sales cont'd


(From Page 1)
Heights Lot 6 Bk 4, $10
Maronda Homes Inc Of
Florida to Voytko, Timothy
B in Cypress Pointe Unit 1
Lot 15, $219,20Q0
Kittrell, Tommy to Johns,
:Auzzie in.Ocean Pond Lot
15, $135,000
Higginbotham, Brian K
to Thomas, Mark in 8-2s-
;21e, $90,000
Catoe, David W to Parks,
Timothy N in 18-3s-21e,
$455,000 .
Carter, Juanita to Cart-
jer, Juanita in Town Of Mac-
clenny Lot I Bk 32, $0
Mallett, Richard L Jr
.to Mallett, Richard L Sr
.in Allen Lands Lot 43,
$90,000
Federal, Home Loan
Mortgage Corporation to,
Kraszewski, _Philip P in
Finleyville Sub Lot 8,9,10,
$88,000
Richmond American
Homes Of Florida LP to
Jackson, Terrance in Roll-
i'ing Meadows Lot 107,
1 $207,500
Wells Fargo Bank\NA to
Secretary Of Housing And
Urban Development in 12-
3s-21e, $10 .
Jalbert, Wilfred to Mo-
bley, Rhonda J in Copper
Creek Hils Unit 2 Lot 23,,
$255,000
Anderson, Scott to An-
derson, Suzzane B in Cop-
per Creek Hills Unit 1 Lot
.,,24, $61,250
Ball, Barbara A to Eiser-
man, Cynthia Lynn in 35-
i, ln-20e, $10
Ball, Barbara A to Ball,
I Harvey A in 35-1n-20e,
$10
1 Ball, Barbara A tof Ball,
Shawn in 35-ln-20e, $10
Smith, Elver E to Smith,
- Elver E in Town Of Mac-
clenny Lot 2 Bk 21, $0
Cypress Pointe Of Mac-
clenny LLC to Maronda
Homes Inc Of Florida in
Cypress Pointe Unit 1 Lot
33,34, $63,000
McDonald, Dale to Ford,
Sylvester B in Lot 10 Block
2 Sanderson Terrance,
$20,000
Rolling Meadows, Of
Macclenny LLC to Drees
Homes Of Florida Inc
in Rolling Meadows Lot
25,26,27,, $122,223
Green Tree Servicing
LLC to Lee & Baker Prop-
erties Inc in 7-3s-22e,
$30,000
Harvey, Christina Rule
to Harvey, James Boyd Jr
in 21-ls-21e, $0
White, Richard K to
Combs, Wayne in 32.2s-
22e, $65,000
Keenan, Sidney P to
Morgan, Ralph H in 32-1s-
22e, $10
Bennett, Vince A to
Padgett, Harry L, $10
Padgett, Harry L to
Smith, James M in 12-3s-
20e, $22,000
Baker Investment Group
to Rewis, Christopher S in
Allen Lands Lot 3,14, $10
Long, Tambra to Regis-
ter, Lloyd A in 24-2s-20e,
$250,000
Yarborough, David M to


Watt, Brian in 12-2s-21e,
$0
S Maronda Homes Inc Of
Florida to Walton, Steven
J in Cypress Pointe Unit 1
Lot 23, $189,650
Dorman, Mona Ann to
Webb, Charles III in Town
Of Macclenny Lots 7,8 Bk


Macclenny 2 Unit 3 Lot 18
Bk B, $55,000
Richmond American
Homes Of Florida LP to
Hatch, Timothy in .Roll-
ing Meadows Lot 105,
$193,070 "
SWoodington, William E
to Boston, Donald in 31-
2s-21e, $10
Boston, Donald to


68, $150,000
Sodek, Charles Henry to
Sodek, Kimberli Renee in
12-2s-21e, $10
Wilkerson, Lavon ,to
Wilkerson, Wendell Ray in
2-2s-22e, $10.
Davis & Davis LLP to.
RGMS Inc, in 8-3s-22e,
$10
Wilkerson, Lavon to.
Wilkerson, Wendell Ray in
2-2s-22e, $10
Rhoden, George W to
Rhoden, Hugh Bentley in
Deerwood Estates PB-2
Pg-60 Lot 6, $11,000
Colburn, Russell E to
Horn, Julia Mae in Milton,
Addition To The Town Of,
Macclenny Lot 7 Bk 2, $0
Perry, Joshua Paul to
Perry, Joshua Paul in 35-
2s-21e, $22,500
Jordan, BonitatoStaggs,
Dean in Deerfield Sub Lots
11,12,13,14 Bk 7, $10
Shouppe, Chester Ste-
phen to Holbrooks, Elmer
A in 4-3s-22e, $17,500,
Glen Forest LLC to Gav-
linski, Daniel in 32-2s-21e,
$10
Gavlinski, Daniel to
Manss, John F- in 32-2s-
21e, $625,000
Waters, Jackie M to Wa-
ters, Charles W in Town Of
Macclenny Lot 6 Bk 63,,
$10
Lee, Jack S Sr to Jack
Lee Construction Inc in


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VACANT LAND -41 acres in
Nassau County. Zoned for horses,
livestock, agricultural. Cleared,
high and dry. MLS#323135;,
$689,900
BEAUTIFUL LAKE VIEW
-4BR/3.5BA, 2486 SF home on
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opportunity in growing
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MLS# 311404. $450,000
BRICK BEAUTY- 3BR/2BA.
1868 SF brick home has been
remodeled Ceramic tile in foyer
& knchen. Peigo in living room
Located on 1.32 acres, lovely
landscaping. Close to schools
and shopping MLS#317539,
$188,000


WILtsrr Rr'al:vlYirp. niT ~1'(il~~


Crews, Larry in 31-2s-21e,
$95,000
Sikes, Virginia B to
Wood, Carl in Ridge Es-
tates Phase One Lot 7,
$151,750
Young, Denise B to
Johnson, Mollie H in Cop-
per Creek Hills Unit 3 Lot
30, $65,000
Payton, Julie A to Kirk-
land, Nancy I in Forest Park
Sub Lot 19, $198,500


A & R Enterprises to
Blankenship, Michael W in
6-2s-22e, $65,000
Scott, Larita to Scott,
Larita in Deerfield Lots
1,15, Bk 6, $10
Ingram, Rex L to Green,
James M in Deerfield Sub
Lot 8, Bk 7, $10
Richmond American
Homes Of Florida LP to
Slade, Frank E in Roll-
ing Meadows Sub Lot 9,


$230,000
Simmons, Willie to El-
der, Tina D in 36-3s-20e,
$10
Mobley, Shannon to Mo-
bley, Shannon in 19-2s-
22e, $10
Bryant, Wade C to Wil-
liams, Dustin in 36-2s-21e
in $84,000
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VACANT LAND-28.54 acres
on paved road frontage. Can
be split into minimum of 7.5
acres. High and dry, bring your
. horses and cows. MLS#317891,
$642,150

3 DUPLEXES -6 total units,
: 2 units have 2BR/2BA, 4 units.
f have 2BR/1 BA. All units currently
rented. Great investment
opportunity. MLS#294791,
$485,000
INVESTMENT
OPPORTUNITY-3.3 acres
located in growing commercial
area. The value is in Ihe land.
Livable 3BR/2BA 2244 SF
house built in 1934 on land.
i MLS#292745, $951,777

DON'T MISS OUT-You can
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acre lot in an established area
La.t available vacant lot on a
dead end private cul-de-sac &
has a gravel drive. MLS#314433,
$82,500


139 Chffe Rad out, ackonvll


jNew Listing- Nor% egian
brick, 1632 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA,






Reduced- Ten high and dtn acres zoned for horses. Located 3 miles
west of Glen St. Nar off of US l9. Good road frontage Modular.
manufactured and conventional homes welcome Priced to sell at
$164.900
Investment Opportunity-.91 acre zoned for duplexes. Property. also
includes a nice 3 BR. 2 BA home w 'large modem kitchen, spacious
family room, fireplace and other amerunities Home & duplex lots
priced to sell at $250.000
New Listing- Nearl. neo\
... 2004 manufactured home.
1984 SF. 3 BR. 2 BA front
-- "I t deck on 10 acres %with fish
pond. Ver nice and zoned
for horses. hMm t see to
appreciate. $209,000


t .New' Listin'g- Good location
;,,., .. in, Macedonia. Nice older MH-I
completely renovated & new
additions. 3 BR, I BA, FP,
screen & open porch. abs. ground
pool, privacy fence. Large stor-
ae buildings. .RS acre comer lot.
; Reasonably priced at $89.900
OWNER WILL CONSIDER FINANCING ~iTH 20% DOWN.
New listing- Fixer upper for hruier,'fisherman. 1994 1296 SF 3 BR.
2 BA MH on 2.73 acres. Shed kith camp kitchen and sleeping area.
Fish pond. Dead end street near Ocean Pond in Olustee. Needs a
little v.ork $69.900
Commercial proper'y- on US H%,. 911 in NlacclennN. 99.5 feet
frontage on Qi1 & 215 feet on Ist St. Older home ma\ be converted
to business space. A separate concrete block bldg. on 1st St. is estab-
lished flower shop offering world w ide w ire service $445,000


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In established Macclenny neighborhood, 3/2 home has large bonus
room. It is 2298 sq. ft., has large screened back porch, plus screened
side porch. The kitchen is large with lots of cabinets, also large family
room. On 2 city lots with back yard fenced, this one'is a must see!!
$195,900

NEW HOME UNDER
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Many extras! 3 BR/2 BA on 1 acre..
Covered porch & patio, 2 car garage
& 295 sf bonus room. Laminate wood ..
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$129,900


2 lots on US 90- in Glen St. Mary with
building. Excellent business opportunity.
Has water & sewer. Currently rented at
$1100/month. $305,000
Excellent lot. East
Macclen WH)0,000.
Excellent Business Location! 1.25 acres
with 320 feet highway frontage on busy
121 North. Zoned Commercial neighbor-
hood. $419,000


COUNTRY ESTATE IN CITY
2500 SF 4BR/3BA house. Completely remodeled and
updated! New Kitchenaid appliances. New wiring,
plumbing and air conditioning! Stone and wood floor-
ing, vinyl board fence. Two new electric fireplaces!
$289,900


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NEIGHBORHOOD
Beautiful old neighborhood
in Macclenny. Your children
can walk to school. 1560 SF
$168,900


4 BR BRICK HOME ON 1.49 ACRES
Perfect for your garden with a 16x20 workshop,
just 5 minutes from town! $189,000


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CONVENIENCE STORE/ MEAT MARKET
Well established business in the fastest growing area of Macclenny.
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Tina Melvin, Realtor 233-2743 cell.


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To sell or not,..


(From Page 1)
ter this year than last when
they signed their lease. Now
the lease is about to expire
and they have a choice to
make either keep throwing
their surplus money away
on rent to help pay down the
landlord's mortgage or put
it toward a down payment
on a mortgage of their own.
When they see the financial
sense of moving, plus the
benefit of finally being hom-
eowners, they are willing to
pay market value for a house.
They, too, don't care a whole
lot for having a deal go sour
because, for them, a lost
house just might mean either
a new lease or two moves
within a month of each other,
instead of just one.
Those of you who follow
the column with some regu-
larity (who I think is prob-
ably just my parents) know
I'm a statistics guy. I keep
records of how my compa-
ny and other companies, are
doing in all sorts of ways,
one of which is the List-to-
sale ratio. It's basically just
a comparison between what
sellers were asking for a
home and what they actually
ended up getting for it.
About this time, last year,
while compiling my listing
stats, I noticed something I
hadn't seen before. Across
the board (that's the ,MLS
NortheastFloridaAssociation
of REALTORS board), the
list to sale ratios went up dur-
ing the holidays... even for
the companies that did hor-
ribly-duringg other-times. of
the year. It happened the year
before, too. I feel that proves
the pricing trend' by itself.
Now it is true many of the
buyers who would normally
be shopping for homes will


drop out of the race during
the holidays. However, these
are the people who would
most likely have come into
the home, browsed around
and then ended up not buying
anything anyway. By keeping
the home on the market dur-
ing the holidays, sellers can
assure themselves that the
buyers who do set appoint-
ments aren't just wasting
their time.
Ultimately, there's no need
for sellers to feel pressured
to behave one way or another
at the mercy of the seasons.
Summer will, always be a
great time to be in the thick
of it, but winter sales while
smaller on the numbers scale
- often prove to be the most
rewarding in terms of pricing
and convenience.


If your home,
or someones
you know,
has
exceptional
interior design,
unique
architecture or
special
features-

Contact Kelley Lannigan
at

THE BAKER

/ COUNTY
PRESS
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bcpress@nefcom.net


FOR SALE BY OWNER
3 BR, 3 BA brick/cedar
home. 2344 SF on 3.


-ROR O .


acres zoned for horses.
Nice 24x48 block barn
6083 Shelley Lane
Macclenny
(off Mudlake Rd.i
$319,000 $299,000
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Beautiful 3000+ SF pool home on over 5.5 acres
r$469,900
,L 4 BR/3BA. formal dining room. eat-in kitchen with island and
. a hickory cabinets, great room with brick fireplace, huge mas-
ter bath ,\ ith garden tub and walk-in closet. wood floors and
12-ftot ceilings throughout. All this, plus an attached 2-car
garage, detached 1-car garage, \wTap-around front porch, large
screened porch overlooking pool & spa. RV parking/hook-up
-and fenced/ 88-4re7r.
259-9500 / 889f-4197


SA GREAT OPPORTUNITY
for an energetic self-starter
in an established Macclenny retail business.
Includes: General Office Work, Customer Service,
Order Taking, Accuracy and a Pleasant Personiality a Must!

Full or Part time to start-
Send resume to:
THE OFFICE MART, PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063
Fax: 259-3060 or email: officemart@nefcom.net


TRUCK & TRAILER MECHANICS NEEDED


Q PRITCHETT TRUCKING

Pritchett Trucking is continuing to grow and is in need
of qualified people to work at our Lake Butler Facility.

Good benefits. Pay based on experience.

Apply in person at 1050 SE 6th St. in Lake Butler

or call 1-800-486-7504


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Baker County
Vacant Land
7.9 acres zoned for homes, mobile homes and horses!
Owner Motivated Make Offer $98,750 MAC-007


13 acres zoned for homes, mobile homes and horses!
Owner Motivated Make Offer! Frontage on paved
road, L-shaped lot with additional frontage on county
maintained.graded roads. $162,500 MAC-005
Commercial
Convenience store on .66 acres, Comes completely
stocked with inventory. Price reduced $350,000 MAC-
008
2052 SF doublewide on 1.18 acres adjoins above
store. Would make a great addition for fuel tank addi-
tion and deli-sandwich shop. Make Offer $224,900
MAC-009
15.08 acres with frontage on US 90 adjacent to future
road going into subdivision. $1.6M with additional
acreage available. Perfect location for strip mall. MAC-
018
.43 acres zoned CG. Previously permitted for mini
storage units. Owner financing available. $165,000
MAC-004
Development Potential
5.79 acres in Sanderson zoned RCMH .5, one unit per
half acre with well and septic. owner financing avail-
able $230,000. MAC-006


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Nassau County
3 BR, 2 BA on L06 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
Interlachen
.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-001


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Residential
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 1 car carport, $158,000 JAX-o04
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-O01
4 BR, 2 BA 2488 SF with 4th BR turned into an office.
Inground pool and security fence. Surround sound
systemnin family room. $380,500 JAX-008
3 BR, 2 BA 1708 SF recently updated with the third
bedroom and full bath. $297,000 JAX-010
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 new doublewide mobile home on
1.5 acres, off river in the SMRB area. $132,500 MAC-
017
Douglas, Georgia
3 BR, 1 BA brick home with large den. Estate owned.
Reasonable offers considered. $89,900 MAC-015


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2001 Keystone Hornet Lite,
sleeps 6, fully equipped, good con-,
dition. $10,000. 259-5026 or 622-
8945. 8/31-9/7p
Gehl feed grinder, $1500; John
Deere 1 row corn picker & wag-
on, 3 spares, $500; Hammer mill,
$300. 275-2683. 8/31tfc
5 piece oak bedroom set, queen
size with mattress, $750: Two den-
im crib sets, $10 each; 259-2746.
6/8tfc '
White/beige canopy, headboard,
footboard, chest, dresser & mirror,
excellent condition, $300. 259-
3550. 9/7c
Dell keyboard .& mouse, $10. 259-
2400. 6/15tfc
Mustang convertible,, Florida title,
runs, $750; trailer, 6x14, single
Sale, $450; Ford tractor, runs,
$1200. 912-226-1641. 9/7c
3X24 ft., 29 gauge, metal roofing;
2x6, 44 ft., load bearing, trusses.
334-6695. 9/7-28c
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
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.
8/31p
-6 piece bedroom set, queen mat-
tress & boxsprings, new in boxes,
$499, can deliver. 904-858-9350.
8/lOtfc
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.
8/24tfc
Good used appliances. 90 day
money back guarantee. 266-4717.
7/13-3/29p
2000 Yamaha Wave Runner, 3
seater with trailer, very low hours,
good condition, $5000. 259-4602.
7/13tfc
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, Let me take care of your clean-
$289, can deliver. 904-391-0015. Ing needs. Will clean your home
8/lOtfc Tuesday-Friday. I'm licensed, with 4
Hunter's special. 23' Holiday years professional cleaning experi-
camper, $1000. 259-4633 or 904- ence. I'm a Christian person, ded-
509-3925. 9/7p icated, honest, dependable, will
breakfront buffe, break- make your home look & smell like
Antique breakront buffe break- paradise. Good reasonable rates.
front china cabinet, buffet, all ma- Call Zelda a 259-5407 home or
hogany, can be seen at Southern 904-408-9305 cell. 8 31-9 7p
Charm. 259-4140. 12 /9tfc
Mahogany secretary, beautiful -- .-
oiece, 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
3 computer desk 2. $30 1, $15:
white bedroom furniture dresser,
mirror, chest, nightstand, $300;
glass front oak display cabinet,
great for trophies, $75. 904-509-
3925 or 259-4633. 9/7p
Artlstsl Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
American Saddlery youth saddle,
dark oil, very nice, $200. 912-843-
2098. 9/7-14p
Luxury queen pillowtop, in plastic,
$199. 904-398-5200. 8/lOtfc
Queen size mattress set, frame,
headboard, $200; matching dress-
er, $200. 912-843-2098. 9/7-14p
Nikon Scan Touch oversized flat-
bed scanner with SCSI connection,
$75. 259-2400. 6/15tfc
1998 New Holland 1725 tractor,
29 HP, 350 hours, with mower,
blade & boom, $10,000. 912-843-
2098. 9/7-14p
4 wheeler, 90cc, electric start, full
suspension, 2 years old, good con-
dition, $350. 259-5217. 9/7p
Trailer hitch -. Dodge Carava-.j. .
trailer hitch Dodge Dakota, set ,,
of steps for Dodge Dakota, boat
trailer, 14' boat. 259-2354. 9/7p
2006 Honda CRF250R motorcycle,
good condition. 904-591-3724..
9/7c





1991 Mercedes 190E, A/C, power
windows, 4 door, good condition..
259-3550. 9/7p
1999 Honda Coupe, leather, CD
player, sunroof, spoiler, good con-
dition, $7500. 904-588-2815.
9/7tfc
2002 Ford Explorer LS, 78,000
miles, w/extended warranty, V6,
automatic, CD, power steering, tilt
wheel, cruise control, tow package
rear air, aluminium wheels, new
tires, $11,500. 259-7574.8/31tfc
1995 Nissan Maxima, runs good,
sunroof, A/C, 200K miles, new
tires, $900. 904-343-6042. 9/7p
Cash for your Junk car or truck. I
haul. 904-509-0921. 5/4-10/26p





Afternoon tutoring available by
high school student. 259-7939.
8/31-9/7p
We do small job land clearing,
bush hog mowing, scatter dirt, root
rake, etc., also tree trimming & re-
moval. 259-7968. 6/29tfc
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in
good condition. Call Karin at South-
ern Charm 259-4140. 2/13tfc
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-
7968. 4/22tfc


WHITEHEAD BROS.,INC. LAKE CITY LOGISTICS

NEW RAISE IN PAY
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.
CALL JIM OR DEBBIE LAWRENCE
904-368-0777 or 888-919-8898


Beagle puppies, 15". purebred,
$75. 904-509-4633. 9 7p
Chihuahua puppies, 8 weeks old,
$150 each. Cash only. 653-1956.
8/31-9/7o
Dogs: all types from puppies to
adults. Animal Control, $50 beard-
ing fees will apply. 259-6786.'
11/20tfc
Happy Jack mange medicine pro-
motes healing & hairgrowth in
any mange or barespot on dogs &
horses without steroids. Glen Cash
Store 259-2381. www.e-stitch.
com. 8/17-9/'7p


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, lo-,
cated on S. 6th St. between Waffle
House & American Inn, 350 ft. to'
1-10 This "hot" location is avail-
abld for only $125,000. Call Florida
Crown Realty 259-6555. 8, 17tfc

Driver Jacksonville Terminal,



Dedicated Shorthaul
Avg. $683 $907 /week
NO TOUCH FREIGHT
85% preloaded/pretarped
CDL-A required
877-428-6527
www.ctdrivers.com


Thursday 7:00 am-2:00 pm, Wheeler
S., ........ Drive off Lowder.
cnSA-LE Thursday & Friday 8:00 am-2:00 pm,
-. 121 N. on left, cooler sale. More ,
A ^ c -!. good things.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, 704
: TG: Short Putt Drive. Clothes, toys,
housewares, miscellaneous.
SFriday & Saturday 8:30 am-1:00 pm,
Barber Rd behind McDonalds. Kitch-
en miscellaneous, clothes, house- -
hold items, wedding dress $100 OBO, etc.
Saturday 7:00 am-?, 713 Chipshot Dr. A little of everything.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 808 Foxridge Circle. Multi family.

For sale. Day's Pizza, owners are Great opportunity for an ener-
retiring. 259-4660 call after 2:30 getic self-starter in an established
pm. 9/7c 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@
Notice to readers: nefcom.net. 8/24-31c


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fied adierising or subjects like work-
at-home;,-weight loss products..health
products. While the revewspaper uses
reasonable discretion in deciding on
publication of such, ads, it takes no,
responsibility as to the truthfulness
of claims. Respondents should use
caution and common sense before
sending any money or making other
commitments based on statements
and/or promises; demand specifics' in
writing. You can also call the Federal
Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP
,to find out ',how to spot fraudulent
solicitations. Remember: if it sounds
,too good to be true, it probably is.
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2" & 4" Wells
Water & Iron Conditioners
Installed
Call Roger or Roger Dale

259-7531
Family Owned & Operated
Licensed & Insured


Baker County Chamber of
Commerce Assistant Administrator
position available. Computer expe-
rience 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.comr. Annual salary:
$25,000-$28,000 depending on
experience & qualifications.
8/31-9/14c


Wanted
Part-time Dispatcher
(Days. nights, & -;,
some weekends):
To work in our Lake
Butler Facility. Apply
in person at Pritchett .
Trucking, 1050 SE
6th St. (HWY 121),
Lake Butler, FL
Or call
Don Montgomery at
888-578-1842/ 386-496-2630


SPRITCHETT TRUCKING


Local $575 $675 Home Every Night

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

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



CALL 1-800-808-3052
www.pritchetttrucking.com

A GOOD COMPANY FOR GOOD DRIVERS!!









THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, September 7. 2006 Page Five-B


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
A Touch of Grass Lawn Service
needs experienced full time
licensed driver. 259-7335.3/23tfc
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools, benefits after 90 days.
259-5877. 12/30tfc
Experienced A/C service tech/
installer needed. Must have driver's
license & tools. 259-0893.
6/15tfc
,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.
8/31-9/7p
Northeast Florida State Hospital,
a Governor's Sterling award winner,
is currently seeking to fill the follow-
ing positions: Senior motor vehicle
operator & Mental health security
specialist. Selected applicants will
be hired as'county employees, eligi-
ble for county benefits. However, the
physical location of employment will
be on the site at Northeast Florida
State Hospital,: located 7487 S SR
121, Macclenny. 904-259-6211 and
fax. #904-259-7104. Salary will be
determined based upon applicable
position. Applications and position
information, class specifications
and position descriptions, are avail-
able to pick up at NEFSH Human
Resources, administration building
at the address listed above. The
positions will be posted. in accor-
dance with Baker County posting
requirements for a period of 14
days. Posting will begin on Monday,
September 4, 2006 and will close
on Monday, September 18, 200.6.


Part time w/full time potential.
Looking for motivated, qualified per-
son in Baker and surrounding area.
Experience in sales helpful. Reply
with resume & references to P.O.
Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063.
6/2tfc
Full time trim/punch out carpen-
ter for local construction company.
Benefits and paid vacation includ-
ed. Please call 813-1580 weekdays
between 9:00 am-5:00 pm. 9/7tfc
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. 9/7p
AdministrativeSecretary. The Baker
County Extension Office is accepting
applications for administrative sec-
retary. The position requires exten-
sive typing, accounting skills, tele-
phone skills and web page design
and maintenance. Experience with
Word and QuickBooks required.
High- school graduation .required.
Minimum 2 years secretarial .expe-
rience or degree in secretarial sci-
ence required. Salary range $10.00
- $12.56 per hour, 40 hours per
week. Complete job description
may be obtained'from the exten-
sion office located in the Agriculture
Center on Hwy 90 W, Macclenny.
Deadline for applications will be
September 20, 2006 at 5:00 pm.
9/7-14c
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
Two dump truck drivers w/asphalt
experience needed. Call 334-
8739. 8/31-9/21p
Truck drivers needed. Earn $800-


Local home care agency looking
for full time/part time Physical
Therapist and Occupational
Therapist. Contact Lacy of Linda at
259-3111. 5/25tfc
Dental 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."
8/31-9/7p
Security officers, all areas of
Jacksonville. Call Giddens Security
384-8071 or apply in person at 528
S. Edgewood Ave. 8/17-9/7c
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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paper is suoject to the Fair Housing Act
which makes it illegal to advertise "any
preference, limitation or discrimina-
tion nased on race. color, religion, sex,
handicap, familiar status or national ori-
gin, or an intention, to make any such.
preference, limitation or discrimina-
tion." Familial status includes children
under the age of 18 living with parents,
or legal custodians, pregnant women
and people securing custody of children
under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly
accept any advertising for real estate
which is in violation of the law. Our read-
ers are hereby informed that all 'dwell-
ings advertised in this newspaper are
available on an'equal opportunity basis.
To complain of discrimination, call HUD
toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll
free telephone number'for the impaired
is 1-800-927-9275.
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8/31tfc
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
3 BR, 2 BA house on .87 acre off
Park Street in Glen, $160,000.
259-7939. ,- 9/7-14p
Jack Lee Construction spec home
in Copper Creek, 3 BR, 2./2 full
baths. Call 781-5117 or 904-751-
6053. 6/22tfc
Old Nursery Plantation. Beautiful
brick home on 2.77 acres, 4 BR, 2
BA, 1907 SF, $330,000. 7582 Old
Nursery Rd. off CR 125. 259-4704
appointment only. 8/24-9/7p
5 acre tract off 185 towards
Moniac, $45,000. 904-651-3216
or 904-653-2046. 9/7-28p


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
owner realtorr 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.
8'31-9 7p
Macclenny II. Stone/stucco, 3 BR,
2 BA, 2300 SF, detached garage &
bonus room on 1 acre, $275,000.
904-673-2232. 9 7p
Large desirable lot in Copper Creek,
one of the largest & last in Phase II,
$70,000. 259-6199. 6/29tfc
FSBO. 10 acres Hwy 90 and
Cowpen Rd, 1st lot on right, restrict-'
ed to homes, zoned agriculture,
,$128,900. 259-3878. 9/7tfc


Acreage & timberland financing
available from Farm Credit of North
FloridaiContact Jeffrey Spencer
800-342-3795 for details.
8/31-9/21P


3 BR, 2 BA house with 2 car
garage, 10x15 attached workshop
& separate office. Master bath has
garden tub with jets, 2000 SF total,
1300 SF heat/air, 700 SF garage
and workshop. Spacious backyard.
Located in city limits close to every-
thing. Call 591-1632 or 838-6934.
9/7-14p
40 acre farm, CR 229 south of
Sanderson. 545-6961. '8/24-31c
New construction. 3 BR, 2 BA brick
house in Hunter's Ridge, 2307
total SF, great room, kitchen, back
porch, $239,000. 259-4602 or
259-6546. 7/27tfc
27 acres off US 301 near Bryceville,
$250K. 904-483-7617 or 449-
6184. 7/20tfc
Elegant entrance brick home. 4
BR, 2 BA, 2400 SF heated, 13' ceil-
ings, great room, living room, dining
room, breakfast area,, kitchen w/'
white cabinets, both bathrooms w/
jacuzzi, master BA/walk-in shower,
security system, surround sound
in great room, large sunroom next
to a screened inground pool. Brand
new 13 seer, high efficiency heat
pump. Sprinkler 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 invisi-
ble fence. Wonderful neighborhood.
Great location. Serious inquires
only. $380,000. 259-4602 or 259-
6546 or 219-2842. 8/24tfc
Copper Creek Hills. Unit III, last lot
available on cul-de-sac. $55,000.
Please call 259-2255. 8/24tfc
3 BR, 2 BA house with 2 rental
mobile homes on 13.2+- acres in
the Georgia Bend area, big work-
shop & 2nd kitchen, $190,000.
904-629-1779. 5 25tfc
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-


A faxed resume can be accepted. A $1000 ,per week. Company pro- res in i wcii, zoneu i
county application and the position vided CDL training for those who dental, water & sewer available, Public Notices repeted devel- 7037177. 8/24-9/14p
information mailed upon receipt qualify. School graduates welcome. walk to school & shopping. Call oper announces release of Phase *............ .
of confirmed fax. Applications can- Call AMG at 866-374-0764. John Swanson, Broker. 257-9033 sites in new, gated and upscale riv Advertising Deadline
not be considered after the closing 8/31-9/21p 8/31-9/7c erfront community near beaches on *
date of September 18, 2006.9/7c Driver needed. Good pay, local deliv- 3000+ SF, 2 story home on over Georgia coast. Free 24 hour record- Monday at 5:00 :
Shop maintenance help needed, series, CDL not required, 2 years 5.5 acres with pool, spa, 3 car ed information at 800-293-2511 :THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS
small engines. 259-7335. 8/24tfc driving experience. 259-7374.9/7p garage, $469,900. 259-9500. ext. 2001. 8/17-9/7p .. ................


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Mobile homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C,
no pets, $500-$550 plus deposit.
904-860-4604. 3/17tfc
3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes, no
pets, garbage, water & mowing
provided, $450-$600/month. 912-
843-8118. 5/4tfc;
2 BR, 1 BA apartment, CH/A, wash-,
er& dryer hookup, $500/month plus.:
security deposit. Senior discount. S.-
7th Street. 904-703-6306.
8/31-9/7p
Beautiful 1600 SF new home with
jacuzzi in MBR, all electric appli-
ances, beautiful neighborhood,
inside city, $2100 security deposit,
$1400/month. Please call 259-
3343 weekdays between 9:00 am-
5:00 pm. 8/lOtfc
3 BR, 2 BA, 14x70 singlewide on
2 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 week-
days between 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
8/31tfc
3 BR, 2 BA brick home, -carport,
utility shed, privacy fence, $950/
month plus deposit. 259-6849. 'r
8/31-9/7p
2 BR, 1 BA home on 11/3 acre, 5
miles north of Macclenny on SR 185,
$600/month, deposit required, pre-
fer no pets. Call 1-352-728-6412 or
352-267-4789. 8/31-9/7p
2 BR, 1 BA apartment Glen, tile
throughout$600/month. $600
deposit. 259-2645 or, 904-403-
0060. 9/7p
2 BR, 1 BA singlewide in Glen,
carport, screened back porch, no
smoking, no pets, $550/month,
$550.deposit. 904-813-5558.9/7p
Country charm. 3 BR, 2 BA double-
wide on 1.1 acres on St. Mary's
River, fish in the backyard! Above
ground pool, fenced yard, 8 minutes
from 1-10, $800/month plus securi-
ty deposit, lease required. 904-465-
3841. 9/7p


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CONSTRUCTION
CUSTOM BUILDER
Build on your lot or ours
Your plans or ours
Model home in Copper Creek
259-7359
783-9039
4/6tfc
GATEWAY PEST
CONTROL, INC.
259-3808
All types of pest control
Call Eston, Shannon, Bryan,
Bill or Philip
Beverly Monds Owner
11/16tfc
APPLIANCE DOCTOR
Air conditioners Heat pumps
Major appliances *
24 hour, 7 day emergency service!
Call Vince Farnesi,
Owner-Operator
259-2124
7/1TFC
CANADAY
CONSTRUCTION/
CANADAY TRUCKING
Complete site & underground
utility contractor, Land clearing
We sell dirt & slag
Hourly rate available on:
-grader, dozer & trackhoe work
Dirt starting at $85/load
Mitch Canaday, Jr.
259-1242
904-219-8094


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Custom house plans
to your specifications
Qualified Good references


STEPHEN'S TREE
SERVICE
Removal Trimming* Clean up
Affordable rates
Licensed & Insured
Free estimates
653-1314
8/31-9/7p
FILL DIRT
Bull dozer & backhoe
C.F. White
275-2474
4/6tfc
KONNIE'S KLEAR POOLS
We build in-ground pools
We sell and install
DOUGHBOY above-ground pools
Service Renovations Cleaning
Repairs Chemicals Parts
698-E West Macclenny Ave.
(next to' Raynor's Pharmacy)
Fall & winter hours
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am 2:00 pm
259-5222
(CPC 053903) 9/2tfc
SPIVEY ELECTRIC
COMPANY, INC.
Residential/commercial wiring
24 hour emergency service
Breakers, plugs, switches
Ceiling fans & light fixtures
installed
Free estimates
Licensed, bonded & insured
314-9362
R/17-Q/7n


Commercial Residential
New construction Service
904-260-2090


4/30tfc CAC1813701


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INSPECTIONS
NHC, FHIA & NACHI Certified
Serving North Florida and
South Georgia
259-5342
259-5416 fax
7/6-9/21p
FILL DIRT
Culverts Installed
259-2536
Tim Johnson
6/ltfc


Home repairs Remodeling
Mark Stevens
904-509-2397


Lic#RR0067433


6/29-12/28p


Roofing, Free estimates
259-8700


CCC046197


5/27tfc


HIGGINBOTHAM BROS.
Heating* Air Electrical service
Licensed and Insured


259-0893
Lic. #ET11000707
Lic. #RA13067193,
Lic. #RA13067194
WOODS TREE
SERVICE


4/21tfc


Tree removal Light hauling
I Stump removal
We haul or buy junk cars and trucks
We sell horses
Licensed Insured
Free estimates
24 hour service
Call Danny
904-222-5054
Jesus is the Only Way


4/6-9/28p


Design /,Build
Your plans or our plans
Bentley Rhoden -
904-259-2255


CBC060014


3/14tfc


SEPTIC TANKS
Well drilling
Water conditioning purification
New septic systems
Drain field repairs
259-6934
We're your water experts
Celebrating our 29th year
in business.
Credit cards gladly accepted
Fully licensed & insured
Florida & Georgia
tfc
GOD'S BUSINESS
After-hours computer repair
Networking, training,
graphic design and writing
Call Cheryl
904-885-1237
9/16tfc
A & R TRUSS
Engineered trusses for your new
Home Barn Shed Etc.


Free estimates
259-3300
Lic.#RCO067003


A & R ROOFING, INC.
New roofs Roof repairs
Roof replacement
Free estimates
259-7892


11/4-11/4/06p 9/9tfc


2" and 4" wVlls
Roger Raulerson
259-7531
4/3tfc
TWH CRANE
SERVICE, INC.
Free estimates
Licensed & Insured
275-2853
904-838-8449
Timmy Hodges, Owner
8/31-10/5p
BUG OUT SERVICE
Since 1963
Residential and Commercial
Pest control
Lawn and Shrub care
Termite protection
Damage repair guarantees
Free estimates Call today!
Sentricon Colony
Elimination System
259-8759
2/17tfc
SANDS TRUCKING
Fill dirt ~ Millings ~ Slag
Concrete washout
Land clearing ~ Fish ponds
Road built
Houses/buildings demo
Inground pools demo
904-445-8836 days
904-653-2493 evenings
6/29tfc


COUNTYWIDE
12/23tfc WASTE DISPOSAL, INC.


Residential/Commercial
Garbage pickup for Baker County
Roll off Dumpsters
259-5692
Kent Kirkland, Owner/Operator
4/6-10/5p


ANGEL AQUA, INC.
Water softeners Iron filters
Sales Rentals Service
WATER TESTING
Total water softener supplies
Salt delivery
~ Financing available ~
JOHN HOBBS
797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny
259-6672
7/15tfc
PEACOCK PAINTING, INC.
Professional painting
Pressure washing
Interior exterior
Residential commercial
Fully insured Locally owned
25 years experience
259-5877
7/28tfc
WEDDING


So many options!
See our catalogs at
The Office Mart,
110 South 5th Street
259-3737


FISH'S WELDING
& EXHAUST
Tires Rims Exhaust
Buckshot Goodyear Michelin
Nitto BOSS Eagle MSR
Custom exhaust Flowmaster
Turbo, Glaspaks
Call today for the best price!
259-1393
10/6tfc
THE OFFICE MART
Oils, acrylics, watercolors,
canvases, drawing pads
& much more!
110 South Fifth Street
259-3737


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday. September 7, 2006 Page Six-B


3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on Mudlake
Rd. Heat, air & yard work furnished.
$500/month, $300 deposit, 1st
and last month's rent required. 259-
4884 or 635-8160. 9/7p
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, lawn main-
tenance along with pickup of house-
hold trash included, 1st and last plus
$300 deposit, $500/month. 259-
7335. 9/7tfc
2 BR, 1 BA apartment in quiet
neighborhood, no smoking, no pets,
$550/month plus last month's rent
and deposit. 904-859-3026.9/7tfc
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home On 21/
acres, $500/month, $500 deposit.
259-2242. 9/7-14p
Very nice house in Raiford, 4 BR, 3
BA, CH/A on 2 acres, with shed and
small barn, $775/month, 1st and
last plus $750 deposit. No inside
pets, no smoking. 904-783-4757.
9/7-21p
14x60, 2 BR, I BA, heat & air,
$500/month, $700 deposit, 2 refer-
ences required, no pets. 259-6966.
9/7c
Nice home. Newer brick/vinyl home
in city, neutral colors, 3 BR, 2 BA,
fenced yard, $800/month, 260 East
Blvd. No pets. References required.
904-887-6363. 9/7p



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



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. 7/27tfc
Commercial building, 1100 SF of
office space divided in to, 3 offices
& 1 BA. 1 block from courthouse on
4th St., directly behind Dependable
Heating & Air. Just $650/month,
deposit required. 259-6546 or 259-
4602. 7/13tfc

PRESS CLASSIFIED
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$4.50
Deadline Monday at 5:00
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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
Pursuant to an application submitted by Raiford Road
Church, Inc., John A. Raulerson, Agent to be granted a Vari-
ance to the Minimum Yard Requirements in reference to
Side Setback Standards Section 3.04,13.04 C., in a RCMH 1
zoning, for the purpose of adding additional storage onto an
existing storage building, located on the comer of 121 South
and Wilson Road in Macclenny, Florida. The Baker County
Land/Local Planning Agency will consider the request at a
public hearing scheduled for Thursday, October 12, 2006,
at 7:01 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, Mac-
clenny, FL 32063. Faxed comments may be sent to (904)
259-5057. Copies of the Variance may be inspected in the
Building Department by any member of the public. Accord-
ing to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this,
proceeding should contact the Administration Department at
(904) 259-5123 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hear-
ing.

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BAKER COUNTY
PRESS

LAi, BAKE CITY
LIBRARY TECHNICIAN I
A paraprofessional position managing
serials, and newspapers, cataloging
and processing new books, and assist-
ing with acquisitions, reference and
circulation. MARC cataloging experi-
ence required. Associate degree in
appropriate area plus three years library
experience, or High School diploma, or
equivalent, with five years library experi-
ence. Working knowledge, of EX Libris
Aleph software and knowledge of Dewey
* Decimal System preferred.
Salary: $21,612 plus benefits
Application deadline:,
September.14, 2006
NURSING LAB INSTRUCTOR
168 Day -Full-time, Grant Funded
Position
Conduct the learning experience in the
laboratory preparing nursing students
for clinical experiences. Responsible
for lab preparation, organization, inven-
tory and maintenance. BS in Nursing,
State of Florida RN license (or license
eligible), and 3 years 'experience in
acute/skilled care facility.
Salary based on degree and experience.
Application review will begin immedi-
ately.
College application required. Position
details and application available on the
web at: www.lakecitycc.e.du.
Inquiries: Human Resource
,Development
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
S Lake City, FL 32025
Phpne: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools
VP/ADAIEA/EO College in Education & Employment


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September 8-9


8:00 am -1:00 pm



at Macclenny Nursing & Rehab

755 South 6th St., Macclenny


$5.00 a table and you keep your profits from your sold items.


Please call 259-4873 and ask for Tammy Raulerson or Brandi Hodges
to request the number of tables needed.


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