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77th Year, Vol. 23 Thursday, September 28, 2006 Macclenny, Florida 50.

./ Neighbors slam Woodlawn plan

iCount) Commission adppovLes land use amendment for planned 130-lot subdivision

'Stand with Israel' rall4 here...
A4fer ihe" march, parricipatts hien ito the blowing of the ram's horn signaling i/i
begiing ,.q the Stvid tIt Isi rael rally which was held Suairday Sept. 23 at Her,.
tae'c Park. Tihl ral!,. ip.:.'i scored bv Daughters For Zion to promoore awareness o't
Clhristia,ni 's5 Jdaic ot)gins..featured speakers. music, dance and dramamr per/or-
iance. an d lood. Ch'Lck iese Jron!i Ie-/: Gi, en Halls. Edward Walls, Garrett Griffis
and Breui,,a Johniotn. See page 6. PH:---T:. O Kf_,._-E' LANNIGAN

Press publisher
Buffeted by protests from a half dozen
nearby residents fearing overcrowded neigh-
borhoods and roads. plus allegations they
were not properly\ notified, the Baker County
Commission on Monday approved a land use
change amendment for the 54-acre Lakes of
Woodlaw\n subdivision off \oodlawn Road.
Commissioners and county planner Ed
Preston assured the worried neighbors the
vote merely sends the development plan back
to the Department of Communitx Affairs in
Tallahassee for another re\ iew.
The "nuts and bolts" details of the 130-
lot subdivision, including the type of hous-
ing, lot size and improvements to the narrow
Woodla\ n Road, will come later \hen the
zoning status and subdivision regulations are
At the same September 25 meeting, the
board unanimously approved a land use
change for the 1631-acre. St. Mars Shoals
Park the county plans to develop for recre-
ation and conservation.
A land use change similar to that sought
for Woodlawn for another residential devel-
opment called LongBranch Farms west of
Glen St. Mary \\as withdrawn. Its principals

are John D. Kennedy and RickN Davis of
The Lakes of Woodla\\ n is proposed by an
entity named North Florida Heritage Group
and the principal is JeffreN Cook of Earth-
\orks of Northeast Florida in Nlacclenny.
The Woodla\% n master plan was submitted
to DCA in Ma\, and sent back \ith concerns
that certain preliminaries are met before final
approval. They include an inter-local agree-
ment \ith Macclennv for afterr and sew\er,
and assurances the developer "ill pony up
money to help pay for improvements on
Woodlawn. often called "Snake Road" be-
cause of its finding g course.
The re-submitted plan also addresses pay-
ment for extra burdens on schools.
Mr. Preston recommended the county
adopt the ordinance for the land use change,
and Commissioner Mark Hartley \ as the sole
"I lived off Woodlawn Road for 15 years
and I know what it's like." he said. echoing
some of the early speakers. "I ha\ e problems
with the density [four houses per acre] and
with only one entrance."
He predicted traffic snarls with a single
turnoff from Woodla" n, particularly at peak
rush hours. North Florida Heritage has al-
ready agreed to basic infrastructure like paved

roads., curbs and gutters., and a turnaround for
school buses.
Mr. Preston's remark that a DOT traffic
study showed no significant adverse impact
with the addition of Lakes of Woodlaw% n w as
met with laughter from audience members
\ ho decried the "urbanization" of the area off
Woodlaw\n and intersecting Dupree Road.
Nonetheless, traffic on the east-west artery
between CR 125 south of Glen St. NlarN and
SR 121 at Interstate 10 is expected to be a
key issue once the county gets the plan back
from the state and the actual zoning changes
are proposed.
Other speakers predicted large increases in
the amount of roadside trash accompanying
a heavier traffic load. noise levels and disap-
pearance of a rural atmosphere.
In a public hearing that preceded the land
use votes. no one spoke for or against final
adoption of the reduction of the county's tax
mill rate to 8.46 or the $25.8 million budget it
will help fund in 2007.
With the exception of routine departmen-
tal comments accompanying requests for
funding, there was virtually no input from
the public during budget deliberations in July
and August.
The board votes on both were unanimous.

Jury acquits

in DUI trial

A six-member jury deliberat-
ed nearly three hours the evening
of September 20 before deciding
John J. Dugger Jr. of Sanderson
is not guilty of a drunk driving
charge that dated back one year.
Mr. Dugger that evening re-
fused to take either a field so-
briety test or submit to a breath
test, and testified his erratic driv-
ing that evening was due to poor
road conditions on CR 127 north
of Sanderson. The trial before
Circuit Judge David Giant lasted
all day, and the jury was out from
shortly after 5:00 pm to just be-
fore 8:00.
The jury at one point appeared
deadlocked, and asked Judge
:Giant if its decision had to be
unanimous. It returned the ver-
dict shortly thereafter.
"This kind of case can some-
times be more difficult [to get a
conviction] because you don't
have any scientific evidence that
someone was intoxicated and
you have to rely on other testi-
mony." said Assistant State At-
torney Greg Edw ards. Mr. Dug-
ger was represented by Duke
Fagan of Jackson% ille.
Mr. Dugger was tried in felony
court because the last of his two
prior DUI con ictions occurred
within ten years of the one in
September, 2005.
In other felony court cases the
past week, Caleb Kaeck of Mac-
S-clenny drew a five year prison
term for violating probation for
his role in the traffic death of
Phillip Middleton, 20, of Mac-
clenny in January 17, 2006.
Mr. Kaeck at the time of the
accident was on probation for
DUI causing personal injury. Mr.
Middleton was a passenger in a
car driven by the defendant that
night when it collided head-on
with another vehicle on CR 23A
north of Macclenny.
He still faces a charge of DUI
In other sentencing by Cir-
cuit Judge David Giant on Sep-
tember 25; Carey Dolison drew
a three-year prison term in return
for a plea to aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon and felo-
(See page 2)

6 89076 48819 8

Manpaidfor house guests to visit doctors,

getpresuptionsfor re-sale, say investigators

Sheriff's investigators on the serving of a search warrant and the cost of prescriptions as ed on drug-related charges
September 22 raided the north that morning, part of the deal. eral times earlier this year, i
Macclenn) home of a man now The search yielded 532 doses In addition to the pill cache. an additional felony posses
charged with multiple counts of of the drugs Xanax. Soma, Lar- officers that moving found count because police f(
possession and sale of prescrip- cet and Methadone. all stored in $350 cash, $80 of %which %\as marijuana stashed in a ciga
tion medication. prescription bottles in a file cab- identified as money paid by an pack in his pocket the mor
Arrested inet unlocked undercover buyer on Septem- of the raid.
along withJohn .... by Mr. McCoy ber 19 and 21. The investigators During a premises sea
David Mc- in the presence set up the deals both officers also f(
Coy, 59, w' as of the officers. evenings at the Linda hunting bows
a couple who The prescription St. address, and were .. other related p
lived with him labels bore the aware of the file cabi- erty in a shed,
at the Linda St. names of both net storage. C harged Mr. DC
address, and Mr. Dotson and hInboth earlier bus., and Kenneth Bro
who he used as NMs. Harding. Mr. McCoy sold the 32, of Maccli
"mules" to ob- Ms. Hard- pills for $5 each. and with stealing 1
tain drugs from ing in a later threw in a handful in from a garage a
an estimated A interview told the bargain, according ': ,residence of
half-dozen lo- investigators to statements by the Crews.'
cal physicians. Da\ id Bryant confidential source. That burglary
Brett Dot- and Scotty Rho- A fourth person at curred Septe
son, 36, and den Mr. McCoy the residence that day 19 off CR 23 i
KathyHarding, enticed them to faces felony drug pos- Mr. Dotson and involved prop
37, are charged li\l e %ith him if session counts after 123 worth $1575, in&
also with ille- theN would pro- prescription pills were found in ing a $700 bow. Mr. Br
gal, possession Mir. cCoy cure prescrip- the trunk of her leased automo- told police Mr. Dotson gav
of controlled tions and split the bile. equipment to Mr. McCoy
drugs, and Mr. Dotson was sub- contents with him. Christina Hall, 27, of Wash- cause he owed him money.
sequently arrested for unrelated Mr. McCoy used his por- ington, N.C. told police she was Mr. McCoy remains in c
drug possession and grand theft tion to sell to others, including in the area visiting a daughter ty jail pending a $30,000 b
counts. the undercover buyer, and the and denied knowledge of the Mr. Dotson's release pen
The arrests follow several couple either consumed theirs pills stashed in a canvas bag. bond of $191,000.
undercover purchases at the ad- or sold pills back to Mr. McCoy. She admitted the bag was hers.
dress that immediately preceded He also paid for doctor visits Mr. Dotson, who was arrest- (See page 4)


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A Glen St. larN man died
early on September 23 .when
his Ford Ranger pickup truck
slammed into the rear of a trac-
tor-trailer parked in the emer-
gency lane of an on-ramp to In-
terstate 10.
Jason R. Palleschi, 36, was
dead at the scene after the 2:10
am accident. He was the seventh
person to die on Baker County
roads in 2006. and was alone in
the vehicle at the time.
The mruck driven by Robert S.
Tay lor, 28, of Corinth, Miss. was
parked legally at the entrance
from SR 121, said Trooper D.R.
Bazinet. Mr. Ta ]lor stopped there
to clean his windshield of love-
bugs that have been swarming in
northeast Florida in recent days.
Neither Mr. Taylor nor pas-
senger Michael S. Cox, 31, also
of Corinth, were injured. The
passenger was. in the sleeper
compartment of the truck cab.
Mr. Palleschi was not wear-
ing a seat belt. A determination
of other contributing factors in
the accident pends a toxicology

Legacy of friendship ..

90th birthday occasion .,,.....

to renew bonds, memories

Press Staff
Four ladies with ties to Baker
County and a long legacy of
friendship met recently for a
celebration lunch and an after-
noon of reminiscing.
Lucy Dinkins, 87, Luda Kilgo,
83, Peggy Nagle Humprey,
90 and Louise Whitt, 90, have
been friends for decades. Ms.
Humprey, who now resides
in Moultrie, Ga., traveled to
Macclenny last week to cel-
ebrate her 90th birthday at the
home of Luda Kilgo and reunite
with some of her best buddies.
They sat chatting in the liv-
ing room, admiring the beauti-
ful paintings of fruit and flowers
and a majestic stag on mountain
done long ago by Ms. Kilgo's

Again and again, they thanked
each other for the .many thought-
ful gestures, kind deeds and
wonderful friendships shared
over the decades.
Afterwards, the ladies retired
to the dining room, enjoyed a
catered lunch of chicken salad,
fruit salad, pimiento cheese on
whole wheat and New York
Lunch was a time to catch
up on the lives of other friends,
remember ,loved ones and
friends now deceased and hear
about children, grandchildren
and great-grandchildren. It was
also a time to remark on all the
changes in Macclenny, remem-
ber interesting facts and tell
funny stories.
Ms. Whitt made sure the
atmosphere remained jovial

Getting together to celebrate friendship and the old times; (l-r) Ms. Whitt, Ms. Humprey, Ms. Kilgo and Ms. Dinkins

with a hilarious joke:
"A preacher told his congre-
gation he would say a word and
they were to tell him a song it
reminded them of.
"Love," he said.

"Love Lifted Me," one lady
"Rock," said the preacher.
"Rock of Ages," shouted a
"Sex," said the preacher.

The congregation was silent,
but finally an elderly lady on the
front pew raised her hand.
"I know that one," she said.
"Precious Memories."
(See page 2)


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday September 28, 2006 Page 2

Legacy of friendship...

(From page 1) who spent her professional career
Ms. Dinkins remembered as a nurse, was called to a hos-
being able to get an extremely pital emergency that night. She
being ablll-made pairto get an extremeflew past officers out patrolling
well-made pair of shoes for $5 a w s f d
and bread could be bought for and was stopped for driving so
and bread couldfast on a back road in dangerous
10 cents a loaf in Macclenny. conditions.
"That was a long time ago," she "I just told them they'd bet-
laughed."I just told them they'd bet-
She also talked about walking ter let me go, I had to get to that
She ao talked about walking"And they
from school to eat a good lunch emergency," she said. "And they
at the boarding house for teach- did, they let me go."
After lunch there was more
ers that Ms. Kilgo's mother ran. visiting until time for Ms
"That cost 25 cents," she said. visiting until time for Ms.
"We thought we were important, Humphrey's daughter to dri
eating at the boarding house back to Georgia.
eating at the boarding house To cap off their extra special
instead of a sack lunch brought
from home." visit, the four friends had their
Ms. Humphrey recalled how photo made with their arms
she and her friends often went to around each other, adding yet
the Glen St. Marn Nursery to go one more precious miemorv to
.O their alreadN rich collection.
for a %\ alk %\ ith her friends.
"1 loied going to the nursery
to %\atch Luda's daughter Kell A| A l Oi
put her horse through a jumping Ai *lllwll
routine. MEETINGS
That brines the conversation
to Ms. Kilgo's family\ and the Every Monday at
fact that her daughter Kell is 8:00 pm
now a missionary\ working on
Bible translation in a remote NMaccleumi Church ofChrist
\illage in Nepal, something the 5tLmnd N tinrneso
ladies find remarkable. Op:nri[.. il ntn&. indJ
"I've visited Nepal," said Limdmmehmbers.takcohol,.
Ms. Kilgo. It's about as differ-
ent from NMacclenn\ as you can
Talk turns to the man\ coun- ( O rco
tries these ladies have \ visited
during their lives: China. Italy. le'' ,: erN-.' New lc.k
Germany. France. Nepal and
Ireland. MNis. Dinkins ,as able to
take each of her grandchildren FALL
on a trip to a different country. SPECIAL
"I \as lucky," she says. "I got
to go most ever where I wanted CALL PC
to go." 795 S. 6
NMs. Whitt pipes up at that
point. "Do \ou girls remem-
ber this place before Interstate Lf O A
10) \%as here and most of these -- ----... -
roads were dirt?" ( osa na
She remembers co\\ pastures '
on Jonathan Street and getting
stopped b\ the cops in a pouring .HIAf. (
rain on the road from Raiford C IE Nt-WHMM
to the hospital in Macclenn\ at
2:110 am in the morning. 904-2
All the ladies laugh at this ,' i,. S' w i
stor\. It seems that MsI. Whitt.

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Jury acquits
(From page 1)
ny driving with a suspended li-
Jeffery Crawford got two
years after pleading to four drug-
related charges and grand theft.
Hosea Belford drew a simi-
lar sentence after admitting he
violated probation on four earlier
drug-related cases.
Christopher Jenkins will
serve 32 months in state prison
for failing to register as a sex of-
fender. His earlier offense was
for having sexual relations with
an underage female. '
Judge Glant ordered a two-
year probation for Donnie Con-
nolly on a child abuse charge
stemming from batter on a mni-
nor ho had been in a light % ith
his child.
Dann Jackson \ill serne
a half-\ear in count) jail after
pleading to a charge of felons
dri ing with a suspended li-
Laura Sparkman and Karen
Woolf were gixen two-year drug
offender probations for posses-
sion of controlled substances
% ith the intent to sell.

Fair Schedule & Midway Promotions

Friday, Oct. 6th Fair Opening Day
Gate Admission: $5.00 Adults, S3 Students
6-8:30 pm Discount Tickets
Midnight Madness 10 pm 1 am
$15 Armbands for all rides
Early Bird Madness 8:30 pm 1 am
$20 Armbands for all rides
Beauty Contest 7:30 pm

Saturday, Oct. 7th
Bluegrass Show/Family Day on the Midway
Gate Admission: $5.00 Adults, S3 Students
Kids pay $10 1-5:00 pm
6 pm Midnight $15 Armband for all rides
Robinson's Racing Pigs, Disconnect K-9s
Sunday, Oct. 8th
Church Day
Buy a $15 Annband and get a second one for 1/2 Price
AND FREE Admission with your Sunday Church BulItin OR
$3.00 "Walk Around" fee
Ipm to close
Robinson's Racing Pigs, Disconnect K-9s

Monday, Oct. 9th
Discount Ride Ticket Day
Gate Admission: S5.00 Adults, S3 Students
Discount Ride Tickets OR $15 Armband
from 6 pm closing
Robinson's Racing Pigs, Disconnect K-9s
Tuesday, Oct 10th
Discount Ride Ticket Day
Gate Admission: $5.00 Adults, S3 Students
Discount Ride Tickets or $15 Armband
from 6 pm closing
Disconnect K-9s Hypnosis Company
Wednesday, Oct 11th
Baker County Student Day
FREE gate admission for Students
Gate Admission: $5.00 Adults, $3 Students
Thursday, Oct 12th
Discount Ride Ticket Day
Gate Admission: S5.00 Adults, S3 Students
Friday, Oct 13th -
Rodeo Day at the Fair
Gate Admission: $5.00 Adults, S3 Students
Rodeo 7:30 pm
Saturday, Oct 14th -
Family Day on the Midway
Pet Show 6:00 pm
Star Search 7:00 pm
Rodeo 7:30 pm
Tues Sat Robinson Racing Pigs, Disconnect K-9s

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well, a little more violence


As you know, one of the many
hats I wear is that of crusading
investigative journalist. The hat
resembles a lamp shade with
Press written on it, and enables
me into the very recesses of the
news industry where I am able
to ferret out (or hamster out) tid-
bits of news that most reporters
Here are some items that
crossed my table and were
missed by other yellow journal-
ists. Just remember, you read it
here first.
The Pope has gotten into a
lot of trouble lately using some-
what insulting remarks against
Islam during a recent meeting.
Benedict quoted a text from the
Middle Ages that criticized the
religion for gaining converts via
the sword. The Pope's spin doc-
tors quickly got him to apolo-
Moslems. who the Pope criti-
cized for using violence as a tool of
conversion, demonstrated, there\ a
firebomb or tN\o at some church-
es and killed a couple of nuns in
protest against the ridiculous as-
Cat Stevens. a former pop
singer \who is also a devout Mos-
lem. also joined the criticism. He
claimed that he used to believe
Sthe .-P.neb..i^. a 4bl .:po.w-
does not:
The Pope apologized yet again
and added that "Ooo. baby. baby
it's a Wild World ..." and then
suggested "...eeryone jump up
on the Peace Train."
President Bush has wisely
stayed out of the argument be-
tween the head of the Catholic
Church and Islam except to say
that now that the Pope has prov-
en that he isn't infallible, he's
[Mr. Bush] the only \world leader
left ho is.
European golfers won their
third straight Ryder Cup victory
at the K Club in Ireland this past
week. The Europeans dominated
such top American golfers as Ti-
ger Woods, Phil Mickelson and
Jim Funk.
When asked about the loss,
US captain Tom Lehman com-
mented he thought the odd rules
imposed by the Europeans could
have had a hand in the loss.
"The fact that they made us
play in kilts could have had
something to do with it." Tiger
Woods agreed. "I kept feeling a

draft and couldn't concentrate on
my putting."
Scientists are still baffled as
to why cut spinach continues to
produce illness or even death.
Over 250 cases of E-coli have
been linked to bag spinach over
the past month. One death has
been attributed to the bacteria:
Though the Center for Dis-,
ease Control and Prevention
(CDC) is actively investigating
the source of the outbreak, there
is one group not at all surprised
by the situation.
Eight year old Lucinda Mat-
lock, spokesperson forth CAYV,
[Children Against Yucky Vegeta-
bles] claims to have known it all
"All adults had to do %was lis-
ten to their kids." says Matlock.
"We could have told them all
along that spinach was yucky
and shouldn't be eaten." Mat-
lock warns that people who eat
broccoli, cauliflower. Brussels
sprouts, cooked cabbage and
beets face the same danger.
"We ,feel strongly that these
dangerous vegetables should be
replaced at the dinner table by
macaroni and cheese and Cap-
tain Crunch cereal."
I am convinced it won't be
long until deviled ham and choc-
olate covered cherries are added
to the spinach list.
The Army recently withheld
its new budget request from Con-
gress in protest. The senior ser-
vice claims that it is bearing the
brunt of the load in Iraq. and as a
Result should get a big-ger s-hare
ot deen. buget:..Mor
General Booth Harrington said
in an interview that the Army
should either be "paid more or
have less to do." ,
I have made that same asser-
tion for years with a subtle twist.
I have been attempting to con-
vince Press publisher Jim Mc-
Gauley I should be paid more
and be given less to do. Like the
Army's protest, mine falls on
deaf ears.
Almost everyone has heard
that Venezuelan President Hugo
Chavez rocked the United Na-
tions last week with claims that
President Bush was "the devil."
A day after, the president had
spoken at the UN, Chavez said
he "could still smell the sulfur."
What \\ as not widely reported
was Chavez's comments that
Vice President Dick Cheney is
Casper the Unfriendly Ghost,'
and Secretary of Defense Donald
Rumsfeld and Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice are Fred and
Wilma Flintstone.

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Sunday School 9:30 am
Worship 10:45 am
& 6:00 pm

Prayer & Bible Sludy 6 45 pm
Awana tor Children 6 45 pm
'routh Group 6.-15 pn

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(The following letter was sent to Superintendent Barton
earlier this month. Dr. Heddle early this week confirmed Ms.
Barton replied that the matter had been addressed.)

Dear Superintendent:
My wife and I recently visited our daughter, son-
in-law and grandchildren in Macclenny. Since our
daughter and her husband are avid supporters of
the community, we attended the Friday night Baker
County High School football game with them on
September 8.
Our son-in-law purchased good seats so that we
could see the total field. Our seats were in close
proximity to the coaches who videotaped the game
and relayed information to the coaches on the field.
I feel compelled to write to you because of the
cursing and foul language these coaches used during
the game. It is a tragedy when God and prayer have
been removed from our schools, but it is even more
reprehensible when the coaches used the name of
Jesus Christ as a curse word. When a Wildcat player
missed a tackle, a block, or even failed to catch a
pass, these coaches frequently used the "F" word or
the name of the Lord in vain.
Coaches andl teachers should be Dositive role

oils game night

models for the children of America. What are we
teaching our children with this type of language we
At one point in the game my granddaughter
turned to me and said, "Grand-dad, did you hear the
dirty words that man used?"
There were small children sitting within hearing
distance of the coaches who were verbalizing their
displeasure with the football players. These small
children heard the coaches and looked at them as
they cursed in a very loud voice.
Since the coaches of Baker County High School
use this type of language in public. I can only imag-
ine what they say to the players when no one is
around. Again I ask, what are we teaching our chil-
I have known many good coaches who do not
use this type of language. The language of your
coaches as they performed their official duties at a
public gathering is inexcusable. They spoiled the at-
mosphere at the game [that] Friday night for us.
Sincerely yours,
Dr. Ron Heddle
Santee, South Carolina

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The dog days of summer just officially ended.
Evenings have been blissfully cooler, but the heat
during the day can still climb into the 90s.
Our great grandparents, most of whom were
farmers and lived without air conditioning, were
more'directly affected by the season then we are
today. occur, .
Dog days, whichonly occur in
the northern hemisphere, begin in TH E
late July and last through the early
part of September. Characterized PO
by the hottest, most humid tem- P I
peratures of the year, they were KELLEY L
traditionally' considered period of KELLEYL
inacti'ity and stagnation.
Plants went to seed in the fields, creeks and
streams ran dry and certain diseases like rabies
seemed to occur more frequently.
Most people assume this time of year came to
be called "dog days" due to the rise in cases of
rabies that caused infected dogs to go mad.
In the early' part of the 20th Century, the mere
sight of a rabid dog acting crazed and wandering
through the town streets incited panicked shouts of
"Mad Dog!"
You might remember the scene in the movie To
Kill A Mockingbird when lawyer Atticus Finch has
to do just that.
The term "dog days" has yet another origin,
however one rooted in the stars. Most people are
familiar with the constellation Orion the Hunter.
His belt of three stars in a row is one of the most
identifiable images in the night sky.
Less familiar to most people are the two dog
constellations accompanying the giant in his pur-
suit across the heavens of Lepus, the rabbit star.
The brightest star in the night sky is part of
Canus Major, or the big dog. That bright star is
called Sirius, commonly known as the dog star. .
In late July, Sirius becomes very visible on the

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Sirius, which they called Sihor. rose in conjunction
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of the new year.
There is a reference in the 1557 Book of Common
Prayer to "Dog Dales" of sunmier and many refer-
ences were made to Sirius in the Old Testament,
notably the Book of Job. The Hebrews referred to
the star'as Mazzaroth. Job 38:31-32 says: ...Canst
thou loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring
forth Mazzaroth (Sirius) in his season?
Although looked upon favorably in ancient
times as the harbinger of soon-to-appear life-giv-
ing waters in Egypt, the appearance of the dog
star came to be associated with intolerable heat,
lethargy, disease and of course, mad dogs. James
Owens, writing for National Geographic, cites that
Pliny, a Roman historian living and writing in the
24th century A.D., made notations in his Natural
History of the increased risk of being attacked by
rabid dogs in the months of July and August.
Whether you believe the dog star brings life giv-
ing water or madness or is just one of the infinite
wonders that exist beyond this world depends upon
your perspective.
So, next summer when it feels like everything's
"gone to the dogs," you might want to look up into
the night sky. August heat and humidity aside, it's
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County approves new position to

alleviate load in the planning office
At the urging of both Countr Robinson suggested &'idy Pitt- southeast cpuilty. line, and the
Manager Joe Cone and Ed Pres- man, a former department efi- relocation of a short stretch of
ton, who heads'up the planning ployee currently at Taber Library, 228. Both alterations are due to
andzoning department, the Coun- be considered for the post. ongoing titanium mining in the
ty Commission approved adding In a related item, Manager region..
a "planning technician" position Cone advised the board of a meet- DuPont will pay Baker Coun-
to alleviate some of the work- ing at the Ag center on October 5 ty $200,000 for the land involved
load. to solicit public input on growth in the 228 diversion, plus donate
The job will be advertised in and the direction it should take in 20 acres of unimproved land.
the $25,000-30,000 range and Baker County. Commissioners Julie Combs,
the money drawn from large fees He urged commissioners to Mark Hartley and Chairman Alex.
paid by developers for DRI [De- be present as well, and said the Robinson will sit on the value
velopments of Regional Impact] session will not include presenta- adjustment board that meets on
applications. tions by any development group. two appeals October 5.
Mr. Cone told the board dur- The meeting begins at 5:00 David Crawford, a veteran
ing its meeting on September 25 and is scheduled for two hours. heavy equipment operator at the,
the newly hired Mr. Preston is The manager briefed the board road department, was recognized
getting "wrapped up" in routine on a recent meeting with a group as the county's Employee of the
matters that can be handled by' of developers during which Month.
the new employee, the third in he urged them to adhere to the Kathy Barber was appointed
that department. "thoroughfare" concept of feed- to the Health Planning Council.
He needs more time for larg- ing their connecting roads into
er matters, particularly in light major arteries. I CL
of the pending DRIs and other In other routine business, the ALCOHOLICS
commercial and residential proj- commission approved certifica- AN N MO S
ects that have to pass through tions for tax deed applications on
the planning and zoning depart- parcels with delinquent property Monday & Thursday
ment. taxes from the year 2000.
Commission Chairman Alex The owners of record are Clar- 800 PM
ence D. McDaniel, Clay and Man- Macdenny Church of Christ
-- dy Davis, James D. and Sharon Y. 5th and Minnesota
) LIVING FAITH Jackson and Ryan and Patricia A.
-A ASSEMBLY OF GOD Williamson. 275-3617 or 259-8257
12664 Mudlake Rd. The board approved the agree-
ment with DuPont for temporary
Glen St. Mary relocation of the Deerfield Es- Aers inDed i
275-2949 states Road off CR 228 near the M n 5 0

'Mystery truck' at Wal-Mart

Authorities early this week
have few leads as to who left a
stolen 2006 Dodge pickup par-
tially hidden in a wooded area
just north of the Wal-Mart Distri-
bution Center east of Macclenny
over the weekend.
The vehicle, believed involved
in an attempted theft in Nassau
County, was found the morning

Paid couple

to visit doctors
(From page 4)
The sheriff's department also
released the names of four others
arrested the past week in unrelat-
ed drug cases. All involve earlier
undercover buys and are from
Macdlenny unless otherwise in-
Lois Johnston, 38, two
counts of trafficking in hydroco-
done and possession with intent
to sell.
Albert Sweat, 44, sale and
possession of marijuana.
Erit Jerome Myers, 32, five
counts of sale and possession of
crack cocaine.
Chance Mallory, 17, three
counts of sale and possession of
a controlled substance and mis-
demeanor marijuana possession.
Jamie Journey, 34, of Sand-
erson, sale of a controlled sub-
stance and possession with intent
to sell.

of September 24 and bore sus-
picious markings including pel-
let damage from a shotgun and
a bullet hole in a rear tire rim
thought caused by a high-pow-
ered rifle.
Deputy Erik Deloach said
there appeared to be blood in
the area of a rear tool box, in the
truck bed and near the rear right
side tire. What were described as
burglary tools were found in the
truck bed.
A K-9 search team from Baker
Correctional trailed scents from

the scene southward to near the I
rear parking lot of the property "
where police believe as many as
four persons may have waited for -
another vehicle to pick them up.
A Macclenny woman who
works at the distribution center i
told Deputy Deloach she saw. a
white male in his 30s standing in )
the roadway near an older model )
brown and white Ford pickup
about 10:30 that morning.
The man was wearing blue.,
jeans and a blue t-shirt and had ,
shaggy hair, said the woman.

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Cuts man

in bar fight

A brother-in-law is charged
with cutting 46-year-old Paul
Harvey of Sanderson with a
knife during an argument at
Pop's Place east of Macclenny
the night of September 22.
Police were called to the emer-
,.-geency room at Fraser Hospital
about 11:30 where Mr. Harvey
was treated for a large laceration
on his leg and three smaller cuts
near his abdomen.
He told Deputy Ben Anderson
he was stabbed by Clifford Bell,'
39, of Glen St. Mary, and during
a subsequent interview with Mr.
Bell, he admitted to the attack in
response to being slapped by Mr.
Mr. Bell was booked for ag-
gravated battery.
In other incidents, a Mac-
clenny man named in a criminal
complaint recently for an attack
on his 14-year-old son was ar-
rested for disorderly conduct
early on September 24 when he
attempted to visit the boy.
Roney Davis, 48, had been
drinking when he showed up
at the residence of his daughter
and son-in-law about 2:00 am,
asking to see his son, who was
asleep inside. They refused to al-
low him in and called police.
Deputy Greg Bumsed inter-.
viewed the parties and left when
Mr. Davis agreed to be civil,
then was called back shortly
after when the father allegedly
threatened the daughter and son-
in-law and became unruly again.
He was then arrested.
Blake Iverson, 22, of Sander-
son was arrested for battery of a
co-worker at a construction site
off Glen Farms Road the after-
noon of September 19.
Mr. Iverson told Deputy
Gavin Sweat he struck Lynwood
Griffis, 47, of Glen twice about
the head and took him to the
ground when the latter reached
in his tool box and the accused
took it as a threatening gesture.
The rho quarreled frequently
over the past several \\eeks, the
deputy was told.
Two parties to another ongo-
ing dispute, this one over a road
right-of-way, were charged the
evening of September 24 with
disturbing the peace.
Stephen Keeton, 42, and
neighbor Martin Roman, 48, had
come to near-blows on several
occasions and the sheriff's de-
partment responded, said Sgt.
Michael Crews.
Mr. Keeton has accused Mr.
Roman of wrongfully blocking
'access to his residence, and both
family and neighbors said they
fear the dispute will escalate into
serious bodily harm or death.
The propefn in question is on
Sunshine Lane in Sanderson.

May have set the record

for driving without license,

A motorist arrested or running a stop sign in Sanderson the
early morning of September 24 may hold the record for the great-
est number of driver's license suspensions.
Shortly after he stopped Tommy
Smith, 38, of Maxville on US 90 about
12:45, Deputy Randy Davis learned via a
computer check that Mr. Smith was driv-
ing with 21 suspensions, and had,been
declared a felony habitual offender.
Deputy Davis stopped the 1992 Ford
van being driven by Mr. Smith after it
turned east onto US 90 from CR 229.
The deputy said Mr. Smith had been
drinking, but he did not charge him with
an alcohol-related offense.
"I'd never seen that many prior sus-
pensions before so we looked it up and
found out 17 of them wvere for failure to Mr. Smith
pay, two were for failure to appear arid the
other two for refusing to submit [to breathalyzer tests] DUIs,"
said Deputy Davis.
Mr. Smith remains in county jail this week pending a $5000
In another weekend arrest involving alcohol, Michael Larry,
.45, no address listed, was charged with disorderly intoxication
the evening of September 22 for refusing to leave the BP station
in downtown Macclenny.
Deputy Ben Anderson said-he twice requested Mr. Larry cease
pestering store customers.

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Legal Notices

CASE NO: 02-2006-CA-0134
Margaret 0. McDaniel
Billy Jo McDaniel & Shirley
Baker, deceased and her heirs,
assigns, widower, devisee, grantees,
creditors or other parties claiming
through, by, under or against her
To: Shirley Baker, deceased and her heirs, as-
signs, widower, devisee, grantees, creditors
or other parties claiming through, by, under or
against her
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 Northwest 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 West 210.0 feet 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 of 210.0 feet to the
point of beginning.
You are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to the action on the
Petitioner's Attorney whose name and address
is Hugh D. Fish, Jr. at P.O. Box 531, Mac-
clenny, Florida 32063, on or before October
5, 2006 and file 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 the petition.
Witness my hand and seal of this Court on
this 5th day of September, 2006.
T.A. "AI" Fraser
Clerk of Court
By: Bonnie M. Palleschi
Deputy Clerk


CASE NO: 02-2006-CA-0135
Sara Frances Ingram,
Rachel Howard Lane and
Clara Sue Reimer,
Plaintiffs '
A.A. Geitgey and Lucy Geitgey,
his wife, not known to be dead
or alive; presumed to be dead;
And all unknown grantees,
creditors and all other parties
claiming by, through, under or
against them, and if dead, their
unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and ail other
panics claiming by. through.
under or against them. and, if
dead. or not known to be dead
or alive ineir several and
respective estates, unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees
ana creditors.or other parties
claiming by, through, under
or against hose unknown
natural persons, and the several
and respective unknown assigns.
succeso:,rs in interest, Irus'lees,
credao s, ienors or an ,trier party
claimirng by, through, under or
against any corporation, existing
or dissolved, or other legal entity
named as defendant, arid all
claimants, persons or parties,
natural or corporate or whose
exact legal status is unknown,
claiming under any o the above
named or described defendants or
parties, or claiming to have any
right, lille or interest ;n and to the
lands hereafter described.
To: A.A. Geitgey, not known to be dead or
Lucy Geitgey, not known to be dead or alive
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Action to
Quiet Title on the following property in Baker
County, Florida;

A part of Section 36, Township 2
South, Range 21 East, Baker County,
Florida, being more particularly de-
scribed as follows: Commence at the
Northwest corner of U.S. 90 West and
North Clinton Avenue, (a 60 foot right
of way as now established); Thence
North along the Westerly Right of Way
line of North Clinton Avenue a distance
of 1229.74 feet to the Point of Begin-
ning; thence continue North along said
Westerly Right of Way line a distance
of 157.50 feet; thence West a dis-
tance of 260.00 feet; thence South a
distance of 157.50 feet; thence East a
distance of 260.00 feet to the Point of
SAlso known as:
!: -1 A lot beginning 157 5 feet South ol
the NE corner ol Block 80 of the Town
of Glen St. Mary, on the East line of
said block, then run Westerly, along
the South line of a lot owned by Josie
Lee Davis, as described in Deed Book
18, page 95-96, a distance of 260 feet,
to the West line of said Block 80, then
Southerly along the West line of said
Block 80, a distance of 157.5 feet,
then run East parallel with the North
line of said Block 80, a distance of
260 feet, to the East line of said Block
80, then run North along the East line
of said Block 80, a distance of 157.5
feet to the place of beginning.

has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on Frank E. Maloney, Jr., P.A.
Attorney, whose address is 445 East Mac-
clenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063;
(904)259-3155, within thirty (30) days after
the first publication of this notice, and on or be-
fore the 16th day of October, 2006, and to file
the original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Frank E. Maloney, Jr., P.A.,
Attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise,
a default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint or petition.
Witness my hand and seal of this Court on
the 8th day of September, '2006.
T.A. "Al" Fraser
Clerk of Court
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk

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:
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, Mohday through Thursday.
The public is invited to attend. -
Paula T. Barton
9/7-10/12 Superintendent of Schools
Crews, the holder of the following certificate,
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of the prop-
erty and the names in which it was assessed
are as follows:
Certificate Number: 04-00283
Year of issuance: 2004
Description of property: 28-1S-21-0143-
0002-0030, Lot 3, Block 2, Timberland Es-
tates, as recorded in plat book 3, pages 3
and 4 of the public records of Baker County,
Names in which assessed: Philip Joseph
Lefebvre, III.
All of said property being in the County of
Baker, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed
according to the 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., Macclenny, Florida
on November 29, 2006 at 11:00 am.
Dated this 20th day of September, 2006.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Court
Baker County, Florida
By Bonnie M. Palleschi
As Deputy Clerk
/or-10 n/1

Crews, the holder of the following certificate,
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of the prop-
erty and the names in which it was assessed
are as follows:
Certificate Number: 04-00240
Year of issuance: 2004
Description of property: 04-1 S-21-0144-
0002-0010, Lot 1, Block 11, Seminole Ridge,
a subdivision, located in Baker County, Flor-
ida, as recorded in plat book 3, page 5, of
the public records of Baker County, Florida.
Containing 7.5 acres more or less.
Names' in which assessed: William and
Dena Graham.
All of said property being in the County of
Baker, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed
according the law, th 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., Macclenny, Florida
on November 30, 2006, at 11:00 am.
Dated this 20th day of September, 2006.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Court
Baker County, Florida
By: Bonnie M. Palleschi
As Deputy Clerk
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 pro-
fession carried on under the name of Big D's
Custom Fencing, P.O. Box 1029, Glen St.
Mary, Florida 32040, and the extent of the
interest of each is as follows:

David A. Stearns

David Stearns

Sworn to and subscrread etore me this
22nd day of September 2006
AI Fraser
Clerk of Court
Baker County, Florida
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
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 pro-
-fession carried on under Ine name of Arch-
Lite, 5551 Cherry Tree Ave., Macclenny,
Florida 32063 and the extent ol Ine interest
of each is as follows:

Brett D. Cloer

Brett D. Cloer

Swom to and subscribed before me this
21 st day of September, 2006.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Court
Baker County, Florida,
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk


CASE NO.: 02-2006-CA-0150
Plaintiff, ,
vs. .
JOE JONES, JR., if alive,
and if dead, his unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees and all
other persons claiming by,
through, under or against
him, and all other unknown
persons, if alive, and if dead,
or not known to be dead or
alive, their unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustee or other persons
claiming by, through, under
or against the unknown
TO: Joe Jones, Jr, if alive, and if dead,
his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees
and all other persons claiming by, through,
under or against him, and all other unknown
persons, if alive, and if deed, or not known
to be dead or alive, their unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees or other persons claiming
by, through, under or against the unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a lawsuit has
been filed to quiet title and for title by adverse
possession concerning the following real
property located in Baker County, Florida:
Lot 9 of Block 45, Town of Glen St.
Mary, according to the plat thereof,
as recorded In plat book 1 of the
public records of Baker County,
You are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on Michael S.
Drews, Esq., Plaintiff's Attorney, whose ad-
dress is Law Offices of Michael S. Drews,
P.A., 8823 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 211,
Jacksonville, Florida 32217 on or before
October 27, 2006 and file the original with
.the clerk of this court either before service on
'Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the complaint.
DATED this 25 day of September, 2006.
BY: Jamie Crews
Board of County Commissioners of Baker
County, Florida, will conduct a public hear-
ing and adoption of the proposed Ordinance
whose title herein after appears, on heard
Tuesday, October 3, 2006 commencing at
6:00 pm, at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny,
Florida. A copy of the proposed Ordinance
may be inspected by any member of thd
public at the office of the Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court in the Baker County Courthouse
in Macclenny, Florida. On the date above
mentioned, all interested parties may appear
and be heard with respect to this proposed
Ordinance 2006-
An Ordinance of the Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners of Baker County,
Florida, amending Ordinance number
98-15 to require violators of said Or-
dinance to pay a fine not to exceed
$500.00; providing for the issuance
and contents of civil infractions; pro-
viding for repeal of Ordinances in
conflict; providing for severance; and
providing an effective date.

Baker County Board of Commis-
55 N. 3rd Street
Macclenny, Florida 32063
Request for Qualifications
Transportation Master Plan/
Thoroughfare Plan Consultant
The County Commission of Baker Coun-
ty, Florida is seeking a qualified consulting
team to provide professional engineering
and related services to assist in the planning,
development and implementation of a Trans-
portation Plan/Thoroughfare Plan for Baker
County. All submittals must be received by
Baker County Managers office, N.Third St,
Macclenny, FL 32063, Attention: Sara Little,
no later than 1:00 pm local time on October
Due Date/Time: 10/13/2006, 1:00 pm Eastern
Baker County Board of Commissioners Par-
ties desiring to provide these services should
submit eight (8) copies of Statement of Qual-
ifications to Baker County, Attention: Sara Lit-
tle, Baker County Administration, 55 N. Third
St., Macclenny, FL 32063. 904-259-3613, no
later than 1:00 pm on October 13, 2006.
All submittals shall include at a minimum the
following information: 1) One or two page
Letter of Interest. 2) Four references with
names and telephone numbers of contact
persons for completed projects of a similar
nature in the State of Florida. 3) Resumes of'
individual team members including years of
service with current firm as well as previous
experience. 4) A general outline of planned
steps and procedures to compile the neces-
sary data including, a tentative time table for
implementing a Transportation Master Plan/
Thoroughfare Plan for Baker County. Please
download attachments for a detailed Public
Announcement. NOTE: Interested parties
are advised that lobbying of Evaluator Com-
mittee members, Baker County Government
employees, or elected officials regarding Re-
quest for Qualifications is strongly discour-
aged.The County reserves the right to cancel
this project at any time. M/WBE's are encour-
aged to participate in the bid process.

THE DISTRICT gives notice of its intent
to issue a permit to the following applicant on
September 22, 2006:
Town of Glen St. Mary, Ms. Juanice
Padgett, P.O. Box 519, Glen St. Mary, FL
32040. application #24. The District pro-
poses to allocate 0.124 million gallons
per day of ground water for public supply
use and 1.440 million gallons per day off
ground waler for fire protection. The with-
drawals used by this proposed project will
consist of ground water from the Upper
Floridan Aquifer via 1 active well and 1
proposed well in Baker County, located in
Section 36, Township 2 South, Range 21
East, known as City of Glen St. Mary.
The file(s) containing each of the above-
listed applications) are available for inspec-
tion Monday through Friday except for le-
gal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.-at the
St. Johns River Water Management District
Headquarters or the appropriate Service
Center. The District will take action on each
permit application listed above unless a peti-
tion for an administrative proceeding (hear-
ing) is filea pursuant to the provisions of Sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes
Chapter 28-106 and 40C-1.1007, Florida
Administrative Code (F.A.C.),
A person whose substantial interests are
or may be affected has the right to request an
administrative hearing by .filing a written peti-
tion with the St. Johns River Water Manage-
ment District (District). Pursuant to Chapter
28-106 and. Rule 40C-1.1007, Administrative
Code (F.A.C.)i ithe petition must be filed (re-
ceived) either by delivery at the office of the
District Clerk of District Headquarters, P.O.
Box 1429, Palatka, Florida 32178-1429 (4049
Reid St., Palatka, FL 32177) or by email
with.the District Clerk at Clerk@sjrwmd.com
within twenty six (26) days of the District de-
positing notice of District decision in the mail
(for those persons to whom the District mails
actual notice), within twenty one (21) days of
the District mailing notice of District deci-
sion (for those person to whom the District
emails actual notice), or within twenty one
(21) days of newspaper publication of the
notice of District decision (for those persons
to whom the District does not mail or email
actual notice). A petition must comply with
Sections 120.54(5)(b)4 and 120.569(2)(c),
Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapter 28-106,
F.A.C. The District will not accept a petition
sent by facsimile (fax), as explained below.
Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S.
is not available.'
A person whose substantial interests are
or may be affected has the right to a formal
administrative hearing pursuant to Sections
120.569 and 120.57(1), F.S., where there is
a dispute between the District and the party
regarding an issue of material fact. A petition
for formal hearing must also comply with the
requirements set forth in Rule 28-106.201,
F.A.C. A person whose substantial interests
are or may be affected has the right to an
informal administrative hearing pursuant to
Sections 120.569 and 120.57(2),'F.S., where
no material facts are in dispute. A petition
for an informal hearing must also comply
with the requirements set forth in Rule 28-
106.301, F.A.C.
A petition for an administrative hearing
is deemed filed upon receipt of the complete
petition by the District Clerk at the District
Headquarters in Palatka, Florida. Petitions
received by the District Clerk after 5:00 pm,
or on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday,
shall be deemed filed as of 8:00 am on the
next regular District business day. The Dis-
trict's acceptance of petitions filed by email
is subject to certain conditions set forth in the
District's Statement of Agency Organization
and Operation (issued pursuant to Rule 28-
101.001, Florida Administrative Code), which
is available for viewing at www.sjrwmd.com.
These conditions include, but are not limited
to, the petition being in the form of a PDF
file and being capable of being stored and
printed by the District. Further, pursuant to
the District's Statement of Agency Organiza-
tion and Operation, attempting to file a peti-
tion by facsimile is prohibited and shall not
constitute filing.
Failure to file a petition for an administra-
tive hearing within the requisite time frame
shall constitute a wavier of the right to an
administrative hearing. (Rule 28-106.111,
The right to an administrative hearing
and the relevant procedures to be followed
are governed by Chapter 120, Florida Stat-
utes, Chapter 28-106, F.A.C. and Rule 40C-
1.1007, F.A.C. Because the administrative
hearing process is designed to formulate final
agency action, the filing of a petition means
the District's final action may be different
from the position taken by it in this notice.
A person whose substantial interests are or
may be affected by the District's final action
has the right to become a party to the pro-
ceeding, in accordance with the requirements
set forth above.

Gloria Lewis, Director
Division of Permit Data Services
St. Johns River Water Management District

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Press Staff
It was a surprising sight for
many folks the morning of
September 23 as they traveled
along Macclenny Avenue. From
their cars, passing motorists
caught sight of a procession of
130 women, men and children
carrying bright blue and white
At the head of the parade the
two largest flags flew side by
side. One bore the familiar stars
and stripes of the United States;
the other featured the stripes and
large blue Mogen David, known
to many as the Star of David.
The "Stand with Israel"
march was coordinated and
sponsored by Daughters For
Zion, a local woman's organi-
zation formed by Macclenny
resident Kitty Waddell .to help'
inspire a greater awareness
among Baker County's citizens
of Christianity's deep Judaic
The march began at the Baker
County courthouse and culmi-
nated in a rally celebration held
at Heritage Park %which featured
speakers, music, dance and dra-
matic performances and food.
The opening of the rally began
with organization supporter
Charlie Lance blowing the sho-
far (ram's horn), the traditional,
Jewish way of calling an assem-
"Daughters, For Zion is not:
a political organization in the
least," says Ms. Waddell. "Our,
main goal is to foster education
about Christianity's significant
Judaic connections and to pro-
mote humanitarian aid to the,
state of Israel.".
Ms. Waddell has held a life-
long passion for. the culture of
Israel which began when she
was a 10-year-old girl grow-
ing up in the 1950s in White
Springs, Fla.
At the time, the young Kitty
didn't make any connections
between the Israel of the 20th
Century, founded in 1948, to the
ancient country described in the
Old Testament.
"I'm sure I had heard about
Israel in the news but didn't
really pay attention," said Ms.
She describes how the word
Israel suddenly took on new
meaning for her when she was
called upon to read out loud
from the Bible during a young
people's service at her church.
"I suddenly realized this isn't
just ancient history I'm read-
ing about. The Bible is talking
about a place that still exists
today," she said. "That experi-
ence brought heaven and earth
together for me."
She began reading and
studying everything she could
about Israel and over the years,
amassed a personal library of
more than 300 volumes on the

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passion r Israel

SDaughters forZion support Christianit'5s Jewish roots

After a lifetime of study, the
desire to visit Israel became so
strong that Ms. Waddell con-
quered her fear of flying and in
2000 boarded her first plane to
embark on a tour of the Holy
"For Christians, this is where
it all began, with the Israelites,"
she says. When I first arrived
in Israel, I felt I had somehow
come home."
Since. then, she has visited
the country twice more. Feeling
what she believes to be a divine
inspiration. ("I heard this voice
in my heart") she went on to
found Daughters For Zion and
began speaking in public about
the organization's mission.
Thus far, Daughters For Zion
has been instrumental in rais-
ing funds to donate to Operation
Northern Renewal, a charitable
organization under the National
Jewish Fund which plants trees
in sections of Northern Israel
where forests have been devas-
tated by. bombing.
The group has also raised
money to help provide winter
fuel to heat a school in the small.
remote village of Aboud, where
an American missionary, is at
"We have a core of about 15
women in the group no\\ and we
hope that will increase." says
Ms. Waddell.
In the meantime, Daughters
for Zion is planning a series of
education talks open to the pub-
lic about the culture of Israel,
and wants to plan a tour to the
country in the near future.
"I hope the tour can expose
people to such highlights as the
Dead Sea, the City of Jerusalem,
Calvary, The Holocaust Museum
and maybe some actual excava-
tion projects of ancient sites."

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Daughters For Zion will also
continue to pursue new humani-
tarian projects to benefit Israel.
"My ultimate wish is to help
Christians reconnect with their
Judaic roots," says Ms. Waddell.
"Genesis Chapter 12, Verse 3
says it best: 'I will, bless those
who bless you ... all the com-
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For more information about.
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400 gallons

ofdiesel are

carted away
Burglars helped themselves to
an estimated 400 gallons of die-
sel fuel and other items from log-
ging equipment parked overnight
September 21 on a dirt road near
the US 90 and Interstate 10 inter-
change %\est of Sanderson.
The fuel, a pump attached to a
fuel tank and a tire w ere the prop-
erty of Lew is Timber of Starke.
The pump was valued at $300,
No value was attached to the tire
and diesel fuel is selling retail for
about $2.7() a gallon. A company
employee told police 250 gallons
were taken from a holding tank
and another 150 from a parked
In other thefts involving ve-
hicles that same night, just over
$1000 in property was taken
from two vehicless parked at a
residence on Stoddard Ave. in
Glen St. Marn.
Kevin Barton and Timothy
Sparkman said the items includ-
ed a saw, leaf blower and stereo
components. They were taken
from a .1998 Pontiac and a 2000
Chevrolet pickup.
On nearby 'Taber Boulevard.
a 1986 Chevrolet pickup belong-
ing to Evan Rhoden %\as looted
of a tool box and tools and a
weed trimming machine. They
were valued at just over $400.
An attempt was made to take
.a CD player from the truck's in-

Monday & Thursday
8:00 pm
Macclenny Church of Christ
5th and Minnesota
275-3617 or 259-8257,

The sheriff's department ar-
rested a 14-year-old the morning
of September 19 after he struck
his mother, who was awakening
him to go to school.
The boy, who has a history
of conflict with his 41-year-old
mother, told Deputy William
Hilliard he hit her on the head
and arm because he was tired and
didn't feel like going to school.
Because' of ongoing problems
that the Department of Children
and Families have been inves-
tigating, and the likelihood of
continued violence, the youth
was transferred to the custody of
juvenile authorities.
The incident occurred at a
residence on US 90 west in Mac-
In another case involving a
juvenile-age student, a 14-year-
old male is charged %with battery
for attacking another student on
a school bus near his home in
Margaretta the afternoon of Sep-
tember 19.
According to witnessess, the

Firewise class

is this Saturday
A program on protecting your
home during wildfires %\ill be
held this Saturday, September
30 in the fellowship hall of the
TaN lor Church in north Baker
The presentation will include
the Taylor community wildfire
protection plan. risk assessments
and other topics that are part of
the Fire\ ise prevention system.
The program is jointly spon-
sored by the Baker County Fire
Department and the Florida Di-
vision of Forestry. It is free.
Participants will get Firewise
materials, a t-shirt and lunch.
The program runs from 10:00
am to. noon. For more informa-
tion, contact Fire Chief Richard
Dolan, 259-6111.

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when the 17-year-old attempted
to exit at his stop, then attacked
The accused exited the' bus
through a rear door and was ar-
rested at his home off CR 139B
after he was interviewed by po-
Lois Johnston, 38, of St.,
George, Ga. was charged with
battery of jail deputy Rodney
Driggers the morning of Septem-
ber 21.
Officer Driggers and several
others were placing Ms. Johnston
in a restraining chair because of
unruly behavior when she alleg-
edly struck him in the face.
A criminal complaint for do-
mestic violence battery was filed
against Keith Barton, 40, for an
alleged attack on his wife Rhon-

da, 36, at their residence in Mac-
clenny during the night of Sep-
tember 17.
Ms. Barton showed up for a
medical appointment with swol-
len eyes, and the incident was
reported to the sheriff's depart-
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September 23 at The Glen. Pris-
cilla is the daughter of Buba &
Lisa Barton of Macclenny. An-
drew is the son of Bruce & Betty
Johnson, also of Macclenny. The
couple will reside in Macclenny.

Cancer support
The Baker County Cancer
Support Group will meet on
Thursday, October 5 at theBaker
County Health Department meet-
ing room starting at 7:00 pm.
-The group meets on the first
ThursdaN of each month to assist.
cancer patients and their care-
giveirs. For more information,
please contact Mag McGauley,

Manning reunion
The Manning family reunion.
will be held at Ocean Pond (Olus-
tee Beach 'entrance) on Sunday,
October i9l'Hope to see you there.

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50th anniversary
party October 1st
The 50th wedding anniversary
celebration of Barbara and Ran-
dolph Chisholm of Macclenny
will be held on Sunday, Octo-
ber 1 from 2:00-5:00 pm at First
United Methodist fellowship hall.
The Chisholms were married on
August 11, 1956. Their children
are Joanna Anderson, Chris and
David Chisholm of Macclenny.
All friends and relatives are
invited to join them for this cel-
Raulerson reunion
The Raulerson reunion will
be Saturday. October 7, 2006, at
the Pine Level Church fellow-
ship hall in Baxter. All family &
friends are welcome. Bring your
favorite covered dish or beverage.
Visitation will begin at 10:00 am
and lunch at 1:00 pm. Please join

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Preston & Kristy Huckeby are
proud to announce the birth
of their daughter Kallen Kole
Huckeby. She was bom August
11, 2006 at St. Vincent's Medi-
cal Center. She weighed 5 lbs
12 oz and was 18 1/2 inches
long. Proud Grandparents are
Ernie & L\ nn Gaine'. Gary
& Nancy HuckebS. Ge'eit
Grandparents include Carolyn
& Ronald Plymel, Carolyn
Gainey, Skeeter Gainey, Walt
and Virginia Wagner, & Pricilla
Jackson. Great-Great Grandpa
Paul Plymel. Aunts Delaney
Gainey & Ashley Huckeby.

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The Baker County Council
on Aging Board of Directors
will meet September 28, at 5:00
PM at the Senior Center.
Almost all Council on Aging
operations depends greatly on
volunteers who play vital roles
in agency administrative func-
tions and are the backbone of
many COA services. Two of
the- service areas that benefit
most from the time contributed
by volunteers are Telephone
Reassurance and Meals on
Meals on Wheels or home
delivered meals is heavily,
dependent on a cadre of volun-
teers who deliver the service;
usually in a team of two, one to
drive and one to deliver. The cur-
rent Meals team is led by Mary
Covin, with the longest time on a
route and some of the other team
stars include the First Methodist
Church of Macclenny, whose
members fully staff the largest
meal route five days a week; the
Macclenny Nursing and Rehab
Center meals team that runs the
second largest route three days a
week: and our individual volun-
teers %\ ho generously give their
time one or two days a week.
Our hats go off to these dedi-
cated volunteers. They are truly
"Elder Angels"..To get on board.
call 259-2223, extension 222.
Telephone Reassurance, is a
service in which these "Angels"
communicate on a mutually
agreed upon schedule with
assigned homebound clients, to
check on the client's safety and
well being and satisfaction with
the services they are receiv-
ing. Reassurance teams also
help survey client satisfaction
with services. The Telephone
Reassurance volunteer has the
opportunity to provide a much
needed service and the client or
caregiver has a new friend, or in
some cases renews a friendship
with someone they have kno'% n
for \ears. The Council is no%
in need of three volunteers to
do Telephone Reassurance calls
and another to act as coordina-
tor of the Reassurance TEAM.
Volunteer candidates should call
259-2223, extension 231 for
more information.
The Council on Aging will


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hold an evening workshop
event, from 6:30 PM until 8:00
PM, on Thursday, October 24t' at
the Macclenny Women's Club.
This community program, "Day
of Decision Put Your Wishes
in Writing" is presented at no
charge and open to the public.
Elder law attorneys and psycho-
social professionals will answer
questions related to legal and
emotional aspects of advanced
care. All ages are encouraged
to take advantage of this great
learning and planning .opportu-
BCCOA had some very good
news this week, when an in-
home service client called to say
she had found some valuable
jewelry reported missing. The
client's call was much appre-
ciated. The COA is, also very
glad to have this circumstan-
tial cloud of suspicion removed
from over the Council on Aging.
The Agency runs background
checks on every new hire, rou-
tinely monitors service staff
activities and -investigates all
complaints or allegations. Our
sincere thanks to this client for
her call and an apology for any
discomfort that perceived suspi-
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Graveside services

for David Barnes,
David Cortez Barnes, 51, of
Bryceville died September 24,
2006 at his home in Bryceville.
He was born November 18,
1955 to the late Jasper Barnes
.and Leila Johnson Barnes. Mr.
Barnes was preceded in death
by his son, Josh Barnes. He is
survived by his daughter, Becky
* The : family will receive
friends from 6:00-8:00 pm
September 28 in the chapel
of Prestwood Funeral .Home,
Baldwin. Graveside services
will be held at 11:00 am on
September 29 at Brandy Branch
Cemetery in Bryceville with
Pastor Ken Barney' officiat-
ing. In lieu of flowers, please
make donations to the Barnes
Memorial Fund with Bank of
America, A/C #46305.

MitziBunn, 47,

dies September 22
Mitzi Gail (Smith) Bunn, 47,
of Lake City died September 22
at Lake City Medical Center.
She' was born in Reidsville, Ga.,
on June 21, 1959. She was a
homemaker and enjoyed spend-
ing time with her family, espe-
cially her grandchildren, play-
ing bingo at the Moose Lodge
and backgammon. She was
preceded in death by her father,
Thomas Wesley Bunn.
Ms. Bunn is survived by her
former husband of 28 years,
Leroy Smith of Sanderson;
fiance Joseph Smith Sr. of Lake
City; mother Nezzie Baker Bunn
of Baldwin; children Trishia
"T.R." R. Tedesco and Charleen
Nicole Thompson (Michael) of
Macclenny, Thomas Lee Smith
ofILake City; brothers Thomas
W Bnih(fiGwen), Jr. of Baldw in
and Jerry Wayne Bunn (Susan)
of Ridge Manor, Fla.; sister
Deborah Whitty (Michael)
of Baldwin; grandchildren
Julia Lorraine and. Emily
Elaine Tedesco, and Joseph
Bartholomew Tedesco mI; niec-
es, nephews and cousins.
The funeral service for Ms.
Bunn was held on September
26 at 11:00 A.M. at Calvary
Baptist Church with Pastor
Donnie E.Williams Sr. officiat-
ing, and special music selec-
tions by Stephanie Branch.
Pallbearers were Thomas Smith,
Richard Bunn, Michael Whitty,
Jr., Randall, Brince and Richard
Smith, Darrel Davis and Gary
V. Todd Ferreira Funeral
Services of Macclenny was in
charge of arrangements.

First United>


93 N. 5t St., Macclenny 259-3551
Sunday Schooli 10:00 am
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am
Sunday Youth: 6:00 pm
Wednesday Dinner: 5:45 pm
Wednesday Worship: 6:15 pm

John L. Hay, Jr., Pastor)

John M. Johns, 60,

ofBrandon dies
JohnM. Johns, 60, ofBrandon,
Fla. died on September 20 sur-
rounded by his loving family '
Mr. Johns is survived by
wife Linda Weaver Johns:
mother Lorayne Rhoden of
Macclenny; sons John NM. Johns
Jr. (Jennifer) of Brandon and
Kenneth NM. Johns (Sara) of.
Ridgeview, Fla.; sisters Mamie
Cole (Martin) and Joan Johns
of Macclenny; brothers Porter
Johns (Barbara) of Waycross,
Ga. and James "Butch" Johns
(Ann) of Macclenny; grandchil-
dren Ashley and Jacob Johns:
several nieces and nephews.
Services and visitation
were held on September 22
at Serenity Meadows Funeral
Home in Riverview, Fla. The
family requests donations to the
American Cancer Society, 1462
Oakfield Dr., Brandon, Fla.

Donald Martin,

Air Force veteran
Donald Gene Martin. 73. of
Glen St. NMar died September
19, 2006 in ,. .

Saginay. .
'to the late ''" "
Floyd andi .
Violet Wil-
son ] lar-
tin. He w %as
Force vet-b
eran and of Mr. Martin
Methodist faith. Mr. Martin en-

Alice Descho Martin and son
Donald d Martin.
Mr. Martin is survived by
his loving wife Eunice of Glen;
children Vicki Blake (Steve),
Christine Taylor, (Darwin) and
Rebecca Williams (Steve); 13
grandchildren and 7 great-grand-
The funeral service was held
September 22 in the chapel of
Ferreira Funeral Services in.
Macclenny with Reverend John
W. Yarbrough officiating. Inter-
ment was September 25, 2006 in
Frankenmuth, Michigan.

124th Homecoming
Brandy Branch Baptist Church
will have their 124th Homecom-
ing on Sunday, October 1, begin-
ning at 10:00 am. The speaker
for the event will be Rev. Tom
Turner. Ever. Everyone is welcome.


Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.M.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500

Guerry Funeral Home

Is your favorite fimuneral direct(ir a salcsman1 or a caireg air? C.a oi.h ~.rs
are not concerned with selling expensive c;.sk c t, and c p,. ,-ivc' burial
vaults. Caregivers make suggcstuins to kccp funeral costs reasonable.

Guerry Funeral Home's reputation was biilt on caring for vomr ithnil.

Katie Johns Long,

91, ofMacclenny
Katie Johns Long, 91, of
Macclenny died September 24,
2006 at St. Vincent's Medical
Center in Jacksonville.
Ms. Long was born in Charlton
County, Ga. on February 21,
1915 to the late Colonel Hardy
and Lola Prevatt Johns. She
moved to Macclenny and mar-
ried Reed Thomas Long. They
moved to Worthington Springs,
Fla. for several years and start-
ed a family, then returned to
Macclenny to run a small gro-
cery store on Highway 90 for
a short time during the war
years. The Longs then moved to
Sanderson to farm. The Longs
lived in Miami for 25 years and
also in Valdosta, Ga. Ms. Long
has lived in Macclenny for the
/ past 33 years.
She was an active member
of Jehovah's Witnesses and
worshipped at the Macclenny
Kingdom Hall. Ms. Long is pre-
ceded in death by her husband;
sons Roger Albert and John
. David; brothers Arthur, Frank,
Johnny, William and C. H.; sis-
ters Mattie, Ethel, Myrtis, Ruby
and Velvie.
Ms., Long is survived by son.
Eugene (Ina Faye) and daugh-
ter Gracie Lee Joyce (Michael);
surviving sister Betty Johns
of Macclenny; grandchildren:
Michelle Wilson (Jerry), Debra
Lynn Odom (Eskel), David
Eugene Long (Lisa), Linda
Gay Sirmons (Darrell), James
Michael Long (Adia), Lori
Ann Lasseter (Steve),- John
Christopher Joyce and Frances
Lorraine Blocker (Fred); 15
The funeral service will be
held at 1:00 p.m. September
28 in the chapel of Ferreira
Funeral Services in Macclenny
with Elder Robert E. Methvin
Jr. officiating. Pallbearers will
be her great-grandsons' Zane
Corder, Joseph Blocker, Travis
Long, Brandon Odom, Joshua
Sirmons and Blake Lowery.
Interment will follow in Elzie
Chapel Cemetery south of Lake
Butler.iNisitation will be .in the
Ferreira Chapel from 6:00-8:00
p.m. September 27.

We would like to thank ev-
eryone for the food, prayers
and flowers received during
our time of sorrow. Thanks to.
Dale Bennett and Mark Crews
for the songs at the funeral and
gravesite. Also, thanks to Rich-
ard Yarbrough for his wonderful
eulogy of his Uncle Windell.

Jason Palleschi

dies September 23
Jason Robert Palleschi, 36,
of Macclenny died suddenly
September 23 in an automobile
accident. He
18, 1970 in
and lived in
the past 26
M r
from Baker
C o u n t y Mr. Palleschi
High School
in 1988 and was a member of
St. Mary's Catholic Church.
He enjoyed football, wrestling,
music and playing guitar, play-
ing video games and working
with computers. He was an avid
Green Bay Packers fan.
Mr. Palleschi is survived
by parents Jim and Bonnie Pal-
leschi of Macclenny; sisters
Lisa Palleschi of Glen St. Mary
and Kimberly Delaney (Jeff)
of Lake City; uncles Charles
Palleschi (Arlene) of Lynn,
Mass., Carl Palleschi (Linda) of
Salem, Mass., Robert Palleschi
of Epping, NH; Charles Kon-
owalski (Patti) of Green Bay,
Wis. and Michael Baeb (Mary)
of Oneida, Wis.; niece Jennifer
Wallace of Lake City and
numerous cousins.
A funeral Mass was held at
10:00 a.m. September 27.at his
church with Father Caesar Russo
and Father Jose Maniyangat as
celebrants. In lieu of flowers,
the family requests donations to
Catholic Charities or the charity
of your choice.
Fundraiserfor new

Central Center
Everyone is invited to a fund-
raiser for the new Central Cen-
ter in Sanderson. The fundraiser
is a Home Interior Party on
Thursday, September 28 at 7:00
pm. There will be food, fun and
games,. ,Please comr e o,,,4ve
some fun and.support this fund-
raiser for the new senior citizens
center. For more information,
please contact Marva Williams
at 275-2770.

In Loving Memory of
Alice Thompson
9/27/14 7/17/01
Not a day has gone by without a
thought of you.
How we long to see you and say
"I love you".
We know you are in your Heav-
enly Home watching us.
Wonderful one you are not gone.
With you in our Hearts we will
never be alone.

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

Mt. Zion N.C.

Methodist Church
121 North 1 259-4461
f\lacclennv, FL
Pastor Ti,,, Cheshire
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worshp 11'00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 pm

St. Peters Anglican Fellowship
Minnesota Ave Macclenny, Fla.
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am

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

573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
Worship Services
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Sam F. Pitching

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Glen Friendship Taberna
Clinton Ave. Glen St. Mary
WJXR Radio Service Sunday...
Morning Woorship Service......
Children's Church ............
Evangelistic ......... ..... .
Bible Study (Wed.)...........
Rev Albert Starling Home: 259-3982* Church: 259-6,

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

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Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny

Sunday School
Sunday Morning Worship,
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Night Service
Radio WJXR 92.1 Sunday


Holiness (
CR 127 N., Sand
Sunday School 1
Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Wor
Wed. Evening PrayerS
Pastor: Oral



Youth Programs
Sunday School 10:00 am
Common Ground Sunday 11:00 am
Common Ground Wed. (Teens) 7:00 pm
God Kids Sunday 11:00 am
God Kids Wednesday 7:00 pm


420 E. Macdenny Ave. (U.S. 90 East)

'n; S.W. Main Blvd. (U.S. 41 South)
Lake City
752-_' 11

Bill Guerry and Br3 ain Guerry Funeral Dir,,. ,,.-
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say unto thee, e-cept a man be
born of water and of the Spirit,
he cannot enter into Ihe king-
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS. Thursday September 28, 2006 Page 9

Lillian Ruise

rites Saturday
Lillian "Susie" Ruise; 64, of
Sanderson died September 22,
2006 at St. Vincent's Medical
Center in Jacksonville.
She is 'survived by her hus-
band of 46 years, Rudolph
Ruise; chis-
dren Cynthdia
an), Gwen
SCa r t e r ,
Lillian Will -
(Patrick)., .
Marie Ruise,
Curtis Ruise
Bro w n ,. Ms.Ruise
Rodric k
Ruise; two sisters Mary Lee
Ruise (Norman) and Betty
Mays (Sammy); three brothers
Charles Perkins (Harriett), Les--
ter Perkins (Sonjay) and Robert
The funeral service and. cel-
ebration of her life will be held
September 30 at 1:00 pm at the
Faith Temple Church of God In
Christ in Sanderson. Visitation
for family and friends will be
on Saturday at the church from
noon until the hour of service.
Interment will be in the Quitman
Cemetery. Arrangementsby Sar-,
ah L. Carter Funeral Home.

Arthur Dwayne Raulerson
9/29/60 10/28/03
Don't think of him as gone awav
his journey's just begun, life
holds so many facets this earth is
only one.
Just think of him as resting, from
the sorrows and the tears, in a place
of warmth and sadness where there
are no days and years.
Think how he must be wish-
ing that we could know today how
nothing but our sadness can really
pass away.
And think of him as living, in the
hearts of those he touched for noth-
"ing loved is ever 'lost and he was
loved so iimch.

Thanksfor the prayers
For all the calls, cards, food
and kind words, but most impor-
tant, I thank you for your prayers
and friendship which means the
world to me.

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r i ,' tu il "i{. 7 (- 1(t l1am
.2Siidri', Xorningq i'. ic e1 1 (t) ial
eid Nikht S' c.rre J.j(. jm.
Where Everyone is Somebody and
Jesus is the Leader
Pastor Rev. Erie Terrell


Blowing the sax at age 86...
At age 86, Bert Canova ofLeesburg, Fla., can still blow a lively rendition of "She 'll
be coming around the mountain." The talented ortagenarlna amended the Canova
janmil reunion on September 17. Decenidents of George Paul Canova, >i'lo origi-
nally settled in Sanderson in the 1800s, traveled from as tar away as Utah to gather
at Ocean Pond Camnpgrouid near Olustee. Weil-k-nown 1940s. 50s ,omeidian Judy
Caot, a. ii ht was born in Starke, was descended froni the Sanderson Canovas.

John Rush at LCCC

The Student Activities
Association at Lake City
Community College will host a
free concert by nationally recog-
nized musician/performer John
Rush.,The concert is scheduled
for noon on Pine Square (Lake
City campus), October 4. The
community is invited to come
out to the campus and hear "the
guitar virtuoso that can real
Singing and playing gui-
ophone/banjo/keyboard and
percussion, Rush plays his
own original music and songs
you know. He has been named
"Entertainer of the Year" by
Campus Activities Magazine
and "Musician of the Year" by
Campus Awards (campusaward.


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Five Churches Road
Hw-. 127 Sandcr mn. FL
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bibl Study 7:00 p.m.
Evenry4 Sunday Night Service 7.i p.m.
7denllW. Wildianmus -Pastor i
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Custom Homes Additions Remodels
259-4893 ** 904-403-4781 cell.
5960 Lauramore Rd., Macclenny, FL 32063
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Averaging more than 200
dates a year, Rush is making a
name for himself in the college
campus and club circuit. With.
a set list that cover more than
600 songs and over 150 differ-
ent groups, Rush plays original
and/or cover depending upon
what the audience requests. He
has beqn called a "human iPod"
because he can play more tha
55 hours of music upon request!
Rush has a powerfully
dynamic voice that makes you
feel he's lived every song he
sings. His guitar style is. a cross
between Stevie Ray Vaughan
and Mark Knopfler. To date, he
has also released three CDs of
his own music.
For more information, con-
tact Amy Dekle in LCCC's
StudentActitvies Office at (386)
754-4317. Visit John Rush's
Web site at www.johnrush.com
for complete information about
him and his biography.

BBQ on South 6th in Macclenny
was entered via a south window
overnight on September 25 and
an estimated $880 in property
Police say windows on both
sides of the structure were tam-
pered with, and the property may
have been removed through the
north window. A table saw val-
ued at $300, meat worth an es-
timated $500, a cooler and beer
were among the items missing
when owners Frank and Linda
Taylor opened the next morning.
In other incidents, someone
entered a shed outside the resi-
dence of Tim Hughes off Tom
Wilkerson Road between Sep-
tember 17-19 and took a pressure
washer valued at $150.
An attempt to break into a
storage trailer on the Phantom
Fireworks property at Interstate
10 and SR 228 was unsuccess-
ful overnight on September 19.
A chain securing a lock on the
doors was cut, but the lock held,
police said.
This was the second recent in-

Irish stores

and dinner
Return to the days before the
motor car, the television and the
telephone, to gentler times and
simpler places with native Irish
storyteller Tomaseen Foley's
Irish Times on October 24 at
7:30 p.m. at the Levy Performing
Arts Center.
Enjoy dinner before the per-
formance at 6 p.m. at the Lobo
Caf6. Dinner will include baked
chicken or corned beef and cab-
bage, rice pilaf, yeast rolls, salad
bar, cherry pie, choice drink.
Reservations must be made for
the dinner.
More information regard-
ing tickets may be obtained'and
reservations for dinner may be
made by calling the box office
at 386-754-4340.

Family thankful
Earth has no sorrow that
heaven cannot heal. The family
Sof Mis-sionary Dr. Wilhelmenia
T. Farmer would like to thank
the Baker County sheriff's de-
partment, FHP motorcycle unit,
Elder Joe N. Ruise for his words
of comfort, the ladies on the
food committee at Faith Temple
Church of God in Christ and each
one of you for the food, cards
and the many, many flowers that
were given to us in our time of
bereavement. Our prayer is that
God will continually bless each
and every one of you.

First Baptist Church
"A Beacon to Sunday School 9:45 AM
BakerO C ,ni" Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
S~ Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM
f 259-6977
Dr. Walter Bennett, Interim Sr. Pastor
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor

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Fish Ponds, Land Clearing,
Culverts & Roads Built

cident at Phantom; the first net-
ted over $300 in merchandise. A
video surveillance camera at the
scene was not working the night
of the latest attempt. ,
Someone attempted unsuc-

cessfully to.enter the residence
of Mellony Shepherd through a
front windotW between Septem-
ber 23-24. Damage to a window
frame at the Steel Bridge Road .
address was $185.

Checking out ears at the health faii:..
Bonnie Jones, a teacher at the PreKIKindergarten Center, gets her ears examined
with a video otoscope by Sharn Senea, a BellTone hearing technician present at a,
community health fiir Sept. 23 at Neun Beginnings Church in Alacclenny. The fair
was organized in conjuncnon with Baker County Health Department. Other organi-
Sarioins offering .services and infrntration at tiie event included John Goetze Physical
Therapy. Curves, Northeast Florida State Hospital. the Fla.-Ga. Blood Alliance, the
Baker County school district and the Just Say No Club. The tair also featured per-
firmniances hb the Noble Knights cheerleaders. P-:,.. KEi..n LV.N L .AN

Call Locally 259-2313 or
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meeting of the City Council on Tuesday,
October 10, 2006 at 6:00 o'clock p.m. at City
Hall, 118 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny,
Florida, the City of Macclenny will consider
the below ordinance for first reading:

30-2S-22-0000-0000-0570; PROVIDING


--- -- -----

I A complete legal description by metes 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
ordinance is invited to attend the meeting.


Taylor'd BBQ burgled

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday September 28, 2006 Page 10



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

: .,..(Legislative '


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

Full Text:


by concurrent resolution The commission shall convene at least quarterly and shall convene at the
call of the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives A majority of the
commission members of each house plus one additional member from either house constitutes a
quorum Action by the commission requires a majority vote of the commission members present of
each house The commission may conduct its meetings through teleconferences or similar means.
In addition to the powers and duties specified in this subsection the joint legislative budget commis-
sion shall exercise all other powers and perform any other duties not in conflict with paragraph (c)(3)
and as prescribed by general law or joint rule



Removed from the ballot by the Florida Legislature.

NO. 3

Ballot Tide:

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

Ful Text:


manent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be
exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation
of five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The
real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condo-
minium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owner's or member's pro-
prietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years.
(b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to
any residential unit. .No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner
or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion
which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property.
(c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the exemption shall be increased to
a total of twenty-five thousand dollars of the assessed value of the real estate for each school district
levy. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the exemption for all other levies
may be increased up to an amount not exceeding ten thousand dollars of the assessed value of the
real estate if the. owner has attained age sixty-five or is totally and permanently disabled and if the
owner is not entitled to the exemption provide in subsection (d).
td) By general law ana subject to conditions specified therein, the exemption shall be increased
to a total of the following amounts of assessed value of real estate for each levy other than those ol
school districts' fifteen thousand dollars with respect to 1980 assessments; twenty thousand dollars
with respect to 1981 assessments; twenty-five thousand dollars with respect to assessments for
1982 and each year thereafter. However, such increase shall not apply with respect to any assess-
ment roll until such roll is first determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a
state agency designated by general law This subsection snail stand repealed on the effective daMe
of any amendment to section 4 which provides for the assessment 01 homestead property at a speci-
fied percentage ofl is just value.
(e) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein the Legislature may provide to
renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad
valorem tax relief shall De in the form and amount established by general law.
(f) The legislature may, by general law. allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of Itneir
respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead
tax exemption not exceeding fty twenty-five thousand dollars to any person wno has thne legal
or equnaDle title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and
who has attained age sixty-five and whose riousehold income, as defined by general law. does not
exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant
this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the
manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limi-
tation prescnDed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living


SECTION 19. Stare Budgeting. Planning and Appropriations Processes.-
LI) Effective July 1, 1994, General law snall prescribe the adoption of annual state budgetary and
planning processes and require that derait reflecting the annualized cosis of ihe state budget and
reflecting the nonrecurring costs or Ihe Duaget requests shall accompany state department and
agency legislative budget requests, the governor's recommended budget, and appropriation bills.
(2) Unless aooroved by a three-fifths vote of the membership of each house appropriations made
for recumng purposes trom nonrecurring general revenue lunds tor any fiscal year shall not exceed
*tr p ,an.nnnt f the total nanaral t.u..ls.desllr t,. =r.mli =n he uavaiablhl at h he time ,,uch annrn-

Doiation is made
(3) As prescribed by general law each state deranment and agency snall be required to submit
a legislative budget request that is based uoon and that rellects the long-range financial outlook
adopted by the joint legislative budget commission or that specifically explains any variance from the
long-range financial outlook contained in the reauesi
(4) For purposes of this section subsee'on., ire terms department and agency shall include the
judicial branch
(b) APPROPRIATION BILLS FORMAT Separate sections within the general appropriation bill shall
be used for each maior program area of the state budget, major program areas shall include: edu-
cation enhancement 'lottery' trusi fund items; educaiion (all other funasi; numan services, cnminal
justice and corrections; natural resources, environment, growth management, and transportation;
general government, and judicial branch Each major program area shall include an itemization
of expenditures lor state operations state capital outlay; aid to local govemmems and nonprofit
organizations operations, aia to local govemmenis and nonprofit organizations capital outlay federal
funds and the associated state matching runds spending authorizations lor operations, and spend-
ing authonzations for capital outlay Addionally appropriation Dills passed by the legislature shall
include an itemization of specific appropriations that exceed one million dollars ($1,000,000.00)
in 1992 dollars. For purposes of this subsection specificc appropnation.' itemzation.' and -major
program area" shall be defined by law. This nitemization threshold shall De adjusted by general law
every four years to reflect the rate of inflation or deflation as indicated in the Consumer Price Index
for All Urban Consumers U S. City Average All Items. or successor reports as reported by the
United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labdr Statistics or its successor Substantive bills
containing appropriations shall also be subject to me itemizartion requirement mandated under this
provision and shall be subject to the governor's specific appropriation velo power described in Article
III, Section 8 Th.s subsection snaill be elective J liyot 1994.
(11 No later than September 15 of each year tne joint legislative budget commission shall issue a
long-range financial outlook setting out recommended fiscal strategies for the state and its depart-
ments and agencies in ordpr to assist the legislature in making budget decisions The long-range
financial outlook must include major workload and revenue estimate" In order to implement this
paragraph the joint legislative budget commissionn shall use current official consensus estimates and
may request the development of additional official estimates
1i2 The joint legislative budget commission shall seek input irom the public and from the executive
and judicial branches when developing and recommending thne long-range financial outlook
13) The legislature shall prescribe by general law conditions under which limited adjustments to
the budget as recommended by the governor or the chief lustico 01 the supreme court may be
anproved without the concurrence of the lull legilratur- Etleeiive-lJuly 1 1993. general law shall pre
scr.be requir.menta lor cach eparnmen ar.n ari :ger..y i i atAte ooverr.,r.rii to10 ubT planning doc
ument ana supprting budget request for review Dy ire appr6piatrns ,ommine..s of both hou'3es of
the legislature Tr.e review ;nail includee a comparison or the major issues ,n the planning document
and budget raqucsi 10 tr,.,se major tlsues includedd in Ir. governor's recommended budget For
purposes of this subsection th. lerms department and agencyy hall include the judicial branch.
id) SEVENTY-TWO HOUR PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD All general appropriation bills shall be fur-
nished to each member ol me legislature, each member ol tne cabinet tne governor, and the chief
justice of the supreme court at least seventy-two hours before final passage by either house of the
legislature of the Dill in the rorm thai will be presented to the governor.
(el FINAL BUDGET REPORT. Efeetive November4- 992- A final budget report shall be prepared
as prescribed by general law Tne final budget repon shall be produced no later than the _10th 99th
day after the beginning of ire fiscal year and copies of ine report shal be furnished to each member
of the legislature, the head of each department and agency of the state, the auditor general, and the
chief justice ol the supreme court. ,
(1) No trust fund of the State of Florida or other public body may be created or re-created by law
without a three-fifths (t35) vote or tre membe sn.p or each house l tine legislature in a separate bill
for that purpose only.
(2) State trust funds in existence before the effective date of this subsection shall terminate not
more than four years after the effect;.e doi.' of thi. s.bsech:,n State trust funds created after the
effective date of ti-.s subsection snail terminate not more than four years after the effective date of
the act authorizing me iriial creation of rie trusi lund By law me legislature may set a shorter time
period for which any trust fund is authorized
(3) Trust funds required by federal programs or mandates; trust funds established for bond cov-
enants, indentures, or resolutions, whose revenues are legally pledged by the state or public body
to meet debt service or other financial requirements of any debt obligations of the state or any public
body; the state transportation trust fund; the trust fund containing the net annual proceeds from the
Florida Education Lotteries; the Florida retirement trust fund; trust funds for institutions under the
management of the Board of Governors Regents, where such trust funds are for auxiliary enterpris-
es and contracts, grants, and donations, as those terms are defined by general law; trust funds that
serve as clearing funds or accounts for the chief financial officer or state agencies; trust funds that
account for assets held by the state irf a trustee capacity as an agent or fiduciary for individuals, pri-
vate organizations, or other governmental units; and other trust funds authorized by this Constitution,
are not subject to the requirements set forth in paragraph (2) of this subsection.
(4) All cash balances and income of any trust funds abolished under this subsection shall be
deposited into the general revenue fund.
(5) The provisions of this subsection shall be effective November 4,1992.
(g) BUDGET STABILIZATION FUND. Beginning with the 1994 1995 fiscal year, at least 1% of an
amount equal to the last completed fiscal year's net revenue collections for the general revenue fund
shall be retained in a budget stabilization fund. The budget stabilization fund shall be increased to at
least 2% of said amount for the 1995 1996 fiscal year, at least 3% of said amount for the 1996 1997
fiscal year, at least 4% of said amount for the 1997 1998 fiscal year, and.at least 5% of said amount
for the 1998 1999 fiscal year. Subject to the provisions of this subsection, the budget stabilization
fund shall be maintained at an amount equal to at least 5% of the last completed fiscal year's net
revenue collections for the general revenue fund shall be retained in the budget stabilization fund
The budget stabilization fund's principal balance shall not exceed an amount equal to 10% of the
last completed fiscal year's net revenue collections for the general revenue fund. The legislature
shall provide criteria for withdrawing funds from the budget stabilization fund in a separate bill for that
purpose only and only for the purpose of covering revenue shortfalls of the general revenue fund or
for the purpose of providing funding for an emergency, as defined by general law. General law shall
provide for the restoration of this fund. The budget stabilization fund shall be comprised of funds not
otherwise obligated or committed for any purpose.
PLANNING DOCUMENT PROCESSES. General law shall provide for a long-range state plan-
ning document. The governor shall recommend to the legislature biennially any revisions to the
long-range state planning document, as defined by law. General law shall require a biennial review
and revision of the long-rang state planning document, shall require the governor to report to the
legislature on the progress in achieving the state planning document's goals, and shall require all
departments and agencies of -tale government to develop planning documents that identify state-
wide strategic goals and objectives consistent with the long-range state planning document. The
long-range state planning document and department and agency planning documents shall remain
subject to review and revision by the legislature. The long-range state planning document must
Include projections of future-needs and resources of the state which are consistent with the long-
range financial outlook The department and agency planning documents shall include a prioritized
listing of planned expenditures for review and possible reduction in the event of revenue shortfalls,
as defined by general law. To ensure productivity and efficiency in the executive, legislative, and judi
cial branches, a quality management and accountability program shall be implemented by general
law. For the purposes of this subsection, the terms department and agency shall include the judicial
branch. This subsection shall be effective July 1, 1993.
(i) GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY TASK FORCE No later than January of 2007 and each fourth
year thereafter the president of the senate the speaker of the house of representatives and the
governor shall appoint a government efficiency task force the membership of which shall be estab-
lished by general law The task force shall be composed of members of the legislature and repre-
sentatives from the private and public sectors who shall develop recommendations for improving
governmental operations and reducing costs Staff to assist the task force in performing its duties
shall be assigned by general law and the task force may obtain assistance from the private sector
The task force shall complete its work within one year and shall submit its recommendations to the
joint legislative budget commission the governor and the chief justice of the supreme court
(j) JOINT LEGISLATIVE BUDGET COMMISSION There is created within the legislature the joint
legislative budget commission composed of equal numbers of senate members appointed by the
president of the senate and house members appointed by the speaker of the -house of representa-
tives Each member shall serve at the pleasure of the officer who appointed the member A vacancy
on the commission shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment From November
of each odd-numbered year through October of each even-numbered year the chairperson of the
joint legislative budget commission shall be appointed by the president of the senate and the vice
chairperson of the commission shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives
From November of each even-numbered year through October of each odd-numbered year the
chairperson of the joint legislative budget commission shall be appointed by the speaker of the
house of representatives and the vice chairperson of the commission shall be appointed by the pres-
ident of the senate The joint legislative budget commission shall be governed by the joint rules of
thie-asenate.and the house.of representatives, which shall remain in effect untiLreoealed or amended

er e percent o g

SECTION 26 Increased homestead exemption
increasing the maximum additional amount of the
e katl lahs effect January 1 2007

-The amendment to Spction 6 ot Article VII
h.-.maentea dvomnnnl inr It,.o.incnme .niors,

iLegis' latia el -' -

Ballot Title:

Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to provide a discount from the amount of ad
valorem tax on the homestead of a partially or totally permanently disabled veteran who is age 65 or'
older who was a Florida resident at the time of emenng military service wnose disability was corn-,.
bat-related, and who was nonorably discharged: to specify the percentage of the discount as equal .
to the percentage of the veteran's permanent service-connected disability; to specify qualificatiohl'
requirements for the discount, to authonze the Legislature to waive the annual application require-,,!
ment in subsequent years by general law; and to specify that the provision takes effect Decemoer 7,
2006. is setl-executng and does not require implemennng legislation.

Fu Text-


1 10 LJV zlvclllzvW CIL 111tv 11111W buglil iwplv-

- nomesteao exerrwtion ior iow-income 5eniors

SECTION 5 Amendment or revision election. -
(a) A proposed amendment to or revision of this constitution, or any part of it, shall be submitted to
the electors at the next general election held more than ninety days after the joint resolution or report
ot revision commission, constitutional convention or taxation and budget reform commission propos-
ing it is filed with the custodian of state records, unless, pursuant to law enacted by the affirmative
vote of three-fourtns of the membership of each house of the legislature and limited to a single
amendment or revision, it is submitted at an earlier special election held more than ninety days after
such filing.
(b) A proposed amendment or revision of this constitution, or any part of it, by initiative snail be
submitted to me electors at the general election provided the initiative petition is filed with the custo-
dian of state records no later than February 1 of the year in which the general election is held.
(c) The legislature shall provide by general law. prior to the holding of an election pursuant to this
section, for the provision of a statement to the public regarding the probable financial impact of any
amendment proposed by initiative pursuant to section 3
Id) Once In the tenth week, and once in the sixth week immediately preceding the week in which
the election is held. the proposed amendment or revision, with note of the date of election at which
it will be submitted to the electors, shall be published in one newspaper of general circulation in each
county in which a newspaper is published.
(e) Unless otherwise specifically provided for elsewhere in this constitution dt the proposed amend-
ment or revision Is approved by vote of at least sixty percent of the electors voting on the measure it
shall be effective as an amendment to or revision of the constitution of the state on the first Tuesday
after the first Monday in January following the election, or on such other date as may be specified in
the amendment or revision

(Citizen Initiathive


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

Fll Text:

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

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

(Citizen Initiative) i


Removed from the ballot by the Florida Supreme Court.


Ballot Title:

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

Fll Text:


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

SECTION 6 Homestead exemptions -
(a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the pert-'
manent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally depended upon the owner. snail b,-.
exempt from taxation thereon. except assessments tor special benefits, up to the assessed valuation.
of five thousand dollars, upon establishment of nght thereto in the manner prescribed by law The ':
real estate may be held by legal or equitable title by the entireties. lointy. in common as a condo-
minium. or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owner's or member's pro-.
prietary interest in a corporation owning a lee or a leasehold initially in excess ot ninety-eignt years.
(b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to
any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner,
or. in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporaTon, the value of the proportion
which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property ,
(c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein. the exemption shall be increased Id','
a total of twenty-five thousand dollars of the assessed value of the real estate for each school district.
levy. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the exemption for all other levies.
may be increased up to an amount not exceeding ten thousand dollars of the assessed value of the
real estate it the owner has attained age sixty-five or is totally and permanently disabled and if the.
owner is not entitled to the exemption provided in subsection (0).
(d) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein the exemption shall be increased
to a total of the following amounts or assessed value or real estate for each levy other than those of
tscleienhv tiLg wn rea inigg~q tweoty .t@oysand dollar&
withespec to 1981 asses-,idfts: tenty-.e thousand dollars with respect to assessments 1oic
1982 and each year thereafter. -.. .
However, such increase shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is firs.,
determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated bp,
general law This subsection shall stand repealed on the effective date of any amendment to seci-i
tion 4 which provides for the assessment ol homestead property at a specified percentage oi ;is lu ;
(e) By general law and subject to conditions specified thnrein, the Legislature may provide to
renters, who are permanent residents. ad valorem tax r'plief on all ad 'valorem tax levies Such ad
valorem lax relief shall be in the form and am'nount established by general law. "*
(f) The legislature may, by general law allow counties or municipalities, lor the purpose of their-i
respective lax levies and subject to the provisions of general law. to grant an additional homestead,.
tax exemption not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars to any person who nas the legal or equ l
table title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who nsf I
attained age sixty-five and whose household income, as defined by general law, does not exceed ,
twenty thousand dollars The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this add6
tional exemption, witnin the limits prescribed in this subsection, by orOinance adopted in the mannerI
prescribed by general law. and must provide fort e periodic adjustment of the income limitation
prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living
(g) Each veteran who is age 65 or older wno is partially or totally permanently disabled shall
receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem lax otherwise owed on homestead property
the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related the veteran was a resident i
this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States and the veteran was nonor&
ably discharged upon separation from military service The discount shall be in a percentage equal.
to the percentage of the veteran's permanent service-connected disability as determined by thWiJ
United States Department of Veterans Affairs To duality for the discount granted by this subsectiori
an applicant must submit to the county property aopraiser by March 1 proof of residency at the time'
of entering military service an official letter from the Unsted States Department of Veterans Aftairs,
stating the percentage of the veteran s service-connected disability and such evidence that reason-
ably identifies the disability as combat related and a copy of the veteran's honorable discharge j(f
the Droperty aDDraiser denies the request for a discount the appraiser must notify the applicant iV.
writing of the reasons for the denial and the veteran may reasoly The Legislature may by generl..
law waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years This subsection shall take ehe^
December 7 2006 is self-executing and does not reouire implementing legislation

NO. 8
iLegislatiei .

Ballol Title:

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


SECTION 6. Eminent domain.-
(a) No private property shall be taken except for a public purpose and with full compensation there-
for paid to each owner or secured by deposit in the registry of the court and available to the owner.
(b) Provision may be made by law for the taking of easements, by like proceedings, for the drain-
age of the land of one person over or through the land of another.
(c) Private property taken by eminent domain pursuant to a petition to initiate condemnation pro-
ceedings filed on or after January 2 2007 may not be conveyed to a natural person or private entity
except as provided by general law passed by a three-fifths vote of the membership of each house of
the Legislature

Woodlawn Kennels\

Quality Pro ssional Care


Private Spacious Indoor/Outdoor Runs

Complete Bath, De-flea & Groom ........ $20-$25

Bath, De-flea & Nails Clip .......... $10-$15

Boarding (per actual day) ................ . $5-$7

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday September 28, 2006 Page 11

Baker County 30


Ridgeview 0






.Wildcats shut down Panthers

to halt two-game losing streak

Press Sports

It might be a means
Wildcats' improvement
son that they were ab
il& defeat an opponent
lack of intensity.
'The Cats (3-2, 0
put Ridge\iew 30-0
what was a classic "tr
scenario that is. t
coming off a frustr
to Raines and perhaps
ahead to a crucial g
"We came out une
head coach Bobby Jo
"We were unemotional
tice Thursday and I
ried about that. It cai
We didn't dominate
t1ie way we should hav
. Still, the Cats' at
allowed them to take
unlike earlier this sea

KER they came out flat against
Gainesville Eastside and lost at:
home. That game fell between
sure of the an emotional home-opening %\in
nt thissea- over rival Bradford County and
nt this a- S.e
ble to eas- the Cats first district game.
et tsioeae "Games like this. you always
hope you're good enough to
0-1) shut overcome your lack of emotion.
Friday in This time we were."
rap gam'e" Especiall the defense and
he5 were the running game.
Sloss Baker defenders held the
s looking Panthers' runners to just 31
ame with yards on 29 carries.
Ridgevie% 's passing game-
motional," fared somewhat better, with
ohrs said. quarterback Derek Hatcher
al at prac- completing 10-22 for 113 yards,
was wor- although he was sacked four
ried over. times and intercepted once.
the game The Panthers fumbled sev-
ve" eral times, but didn't lose any.
hleticism "Their no-huddle was no big
the game, deal; we were prepared." Johns
ison when said. "[Defensive coaches] sig-
; ,..naled plays into o~ rin_ packers
. 1 -1 .. .. ... a. .. J L ,- ^

and secondary."'
Despite picking up 16 first
downs and running more plays
than Baker's offense (50-48),
the Panthers' offense was unable
to penetrate the red zone.
"They kind of nickled and
dimed us. They moved the
chains, but never really threat-
ened to score."
Some of that yardage came
in the first half, when the.Cats
came out a little soft in cover-
age, giving up short passes.
"I got tired of looking at that
and told our coaches to tighten
up, tighten up the cornerbacks."
Johns also was unhappy with
linebackers' play, his team's
tackling and the defensive line's
inability to dominate the line of
However, he did single out
the play of freshman safety
Darvin Ruise (see Film Star
Despite the shutout, he'
lamented the.lack of emotion oni
defense. '"I like us to fly around,
pound people and chase the
On offense, the Cats did
pound people, rolling up 335
yards on the ground.;

Lee ran for
151 yards on
15 carries,
scoring three
and a pair of

Quarterback Carlos Holton had
110 yards on six carries, while
Chaz Johns ran 11 times for 69
yards, a touchdown and conver-
"I'm pleased with our
offense line; we're getting bet-
ter," coach Johns said. "We
were able to run our basic plays
and still have 335 yards'without
doing anything fancy.'"
He also said the backfield
blocking was good.
What wasn't so good was the
passing game, which, other than

a good showing at Raines, has
been a sore spot all season.
Holton completed one pass
in 10 attempts, a 41-yard strike
to Jamar Farmer.
"Sometimes we can't pass
side of a barn, and sometimes
we just can't catch the ball," the
coach said.
The Cats scored one touch-
down in each quarter as Lee got
the party started w it h a five-yard

burst. The con-
version failed..
In the sec-
ond quarter, he
ran it in from
three yards,
then made the
Johns scored
from the five

in the third quarter, then got the
Lee finished the scoring with
a 36-yard bolt and conversion.
Asked. whether the Panthers.
- who easily defeated the Cats
last season offered any kind
of 'test for his team, coach Johns
said, "not enough of one."
"They're not as athletic as
the teams we've played or will
be playing, but they are very,
very well coached."

(abo.v.) illamHughes /hc's
though Ridget ieu blockers atid
tackle's ithe rumter for a Ios
(nem B .1 Ro.- e ezoes airborne in
the Panthers 'backfield, a fnorue
gathering spot i,6 Cat defenders
Fruin' Taanate Jad Sarnan
takt: the lanid oue
(below lep) DDans. linemann Lee
Tav/or was a line too qmick o0j
the ball and was flagged. /r being

: cksnameides
Jons*JakOn game

is keto Cats'
Press Sports Baker
Before the season start- 0-1, while
ed, Cats' coach Bobby Johns yet to pla
knew his team's playoff Lthe Wdse
hopes hinged on stealing a lhe W elc
game from either Raines or' l y en
Andrew Jackson. ward spir
that would
Two weeks ago, it was the tion of l
Vikings who stole one, win- thonos
ning in overtime despite being are a
dominated by the Cats. al e,
That leaves Andrew Jackson. I like
"They are the best football "They ha'
team we'll play all year, but "We've
they're definitely beatable,"
Johns said Monday. on a missi
"This is our statement game.
We can't afford any more losses a running
in district. There is no forgive- a third
in action.
ness." '

The Tigers come to Memorial
Stadium Friday with a record of
4-0, including three blow-out
Their other victory was a dis-
trict game in which they edged
Bishop Kenrny 15-14.
That leaves Jackson and
Raines with 1-0 records at the

Pollard t
he'll return
ing time c
son again
two touch
yards on 1
The go
begin 7:3(

ss 3A-District 3.
and Bishop Kenny are
e Suwannee County has
y a district game.
ason, Jackson stomped
ats 48-6 in a game that
sured the Cats down-
al to a winless season
d lead to the resigna-
ad coach Carl West.
year's Cats, however,
rent team.
our chances," he said.
ven't played any teams
hat we do on offense.
e got to play as if we're
d Jackson is primarily
team, but passes about
f the time using play
running back Troy
old the Times-Union
n this week after miss-
lue to injury. Last sea-
st the Cats he scored
downs and ran for 133
1 carries.
ame is scheduled to
) pm Friday.

By the numbers


by Bobby Johns

Film star

Baker County

1st quarter
-< 2nd quarter
3rd quarter
4th quarter

Lucious Lee, 5-yard run (conversion run failed)

Lee, 3-yard run (Lee run)

Chaz Johns, 5-yard run (Johns run)

Lee, 36-yard run (Lee run)

Lee 15-151, Carlos Holton 6-110, Johns 11-69, Harold Moore 4-3, Jamar Farmer 1-2

Holton 1-10-41, Johns 0-1-0

Farmer 1-41

Hank Farmer




Darvin Ruise 12, Rod Rentz 11, Dylan Mann 10, Curtis Bennett 9, Hank Farmer 9,
Jared Sharman 8, Tommy Moore 7, Johns 6, Brandon Lucas 6

Against Ridgeview, we tried,to keep it simple with our power running game and run the football
straight at the Panthers' defense.
The draw play for us is nothing more than an "old fashioned" off-tackle power play. Not many
high schools use this type of play anymore, but it is still one bf our favorites. The idea is to block
everyone on the line of scrimmage down and use the fullback to "kick out" the first defender outside
of our widest player. We then pull the backside guard to fill for any linebacker that is unaccounted
Throughout the game this past week, we used this play with Chaz Johns blocking for Lucious
Lee to run off tackle.
This play, along with our isolation play, was the staple of our offensive output this past week.
We hope it will continue to be a solid play for us over the remainder of the season.

1 Darvin Ruise
freshman safety
playing a day after a death in his family,
he led the team in tackles with 12
"he has really improved... he played his
best game," coach Johns said
"his grandmother passed away
Thursday, so he had that to deal with...
for him to have played that well shows a
lot of character"

"We didn't dominate
the game the way we
should have."
Bobby Johns

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday September 28, 2006 Page 12

Bronco Anth .on),JamnesIslips a tackle during cone of h~is sWILel carr.ieskir 14.?7 ardS. including an &38- ard toticluloti n run.

" James high rusher in Broncos win

In the Youth Football League feature game, the Middle Division Broncos came away with a hard-
of the end zone. ..
The Broncos were led by Anthony James, who gained 147 yards on seven carries, including an 88-yard-
touchdown run.
Vvshawn Akins scored the other touchdown on a one-yard plunge.
Offensive players of the game for the Broncos were Hunter Chambers, who carried the ball four times
for 35 yards and an extra point.
Victor Givens gained 22 yards on two carries, D.J. Griffis 18 on 4. and Terrall Allen. 13 on two.
Defensive players of the game for the Broncos were D.J. Griffis. who had 11 tackles. Hunter Chambers
had nine, Caleb Parker 8. Allen 7 and Mitchell Hartely 6. Kyle Fennell. Awsten Yonn and Wyatt Griffith
each had three, and Travis Hall, Givens, Wyatt Reeves and Collyn Green each had one.
For the Panthers on offense, Jacob Milton ran nine times for 32 yards. while Kyle Brron also carried'
the ball nine times, gaining 30 yards. Brandon Harvey got four carries for 16 yards. Ridge Home four for
10 and Jacob Stalvey two for nine.
On defense, Home and Michael Ahrens led the way with five tackles each. Milton. Harvey, Tyler Mo-:
ran, Tristen Griffin and Brandon Parker all had three, while Antwon Major and Tyquand Major each had
a pair.
In the other Middle Division game Saturday, the Steelers rolled over the Jets 20-0.
In the Pee Wee Division, the Bucs shivered the Titans' timbers 19-14. and the Vikings pillaged the"
Cowboys 42-7.
Monday night in the Senior Division. the Falcons swooped down on the Dolphins 39-6 and the 49ers(
panned the Bears 27-6.
i The division leaders after two weeks are the Pee Wee Vikings (2-0), Middle Division Broncos (2-0) and-
Senior Division Patriots (2-0).
Scores and statistics courtesy of Dwight Harris.

BCHS team competes with

best of the best Saturday

Press Sports
The Wildcat cross country
team competed in a huge invi-
tational at Ridgeview Saturday.
Some of the top runners in the
state were among the 180 boys
and 160 girls competing in the
prestigious meet.
The Wildcat runners had a
good showing, finishing in the
top third.
Luke Kennedy was the top
BCHS runner, finishing 48th
overall with a time of 18:52.
Blake Rowan was the second
Cat to finish, crossing the line in
Timmy Mason finished in
19:37. Evan Ward in 20:24,

Robert Mason in 21:07 and TJ
Mosely in 22:12.
Shae Raulerson was the top
girl for BCHS. finishing in
25:35. Sylvia Sotomavor fin-
ished in 33:37. Brittany Dale
and Guadalope Campos also
"The Ridgeview Invitational
gae our athletes an opportunity
to compete against some qual-
ity competition." coach Charles
Ruise said. "Even though \%e
didn't have any of our athletes
to finish ver high, they ran well
and gained valuable experi-
The Cats race Thursday
against West Nassau. Yulee and
Hilliard at 4:30 pm.

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Lady Cats split in net action,

play wellin Wolfson Classic

Press Sports
The Lady Wildcat varsity vol-
ley ball team had a busy week.
They split in individual
matches with Union County and
Middleburg. and competed well
at the Wolfson Classic in Jack-
The Cats defeated Union
County Monday in three straight
matches. 25-11, 26-24, and 25-
17. Tiffany Norman and Ashley
Holton led the way for BCHS
with eight kills apiece. Norman
also had four aces and Cassie
Kennedy had 11 assists.
The Cats had a tougher time
with Middleburg, losing to the
Broncos in four games Thurs-
daN. They \\on the first game in
a 26-24 squeaker, but lost 25-14,
25-23, and 25-22. Norman and
Holton had three kills, while
Kallie Crumnmey had three as-

sists and Brittany Gray added
two aces.
"Even though the result was
not what we wanted, this was the
best game the team has played
since the beginning of the sea-
son," coach Chris Armoreda
The Cats played well in the
Wolfson Classic over the week-
They started slow, losing
to Bartram Trail, Lake Ho"\-
ell and Yulee. but came back
to beat University Christian in
two games, 25-23 and 25-20.
Norman, Holton and Gray were
the kill leaders with six apiece.
Crummy collected 13 assists
and Gray and Kennedy had
three aces.
The Cats will face Hilliard
Thursday in the BCHS gym at
5:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
The junior varsity dropped
its games to Union County and
Morgan Harvey and Chris-

tina Fraze had' three kills against
UCHS. Kari Harris and Krista
Smith had four assists. Harvey,
Heather High and Fraze had two

Harvey and High led the way
against Middleburg with two
kills. High also had four aces
and Krista Smith had four as-

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September 28, 2006

Discount or full service brokers?

By Jared Wilkerson
Real Estate Writer
In today's market, it is becom-
ing increasingly difficult for sellers
working on their own to find a buyer
for their property.
At this point, it
doesn't even nec-
essarily have to
"be a problem with
the price at which
the home is mar-
keted. There are
just fever buyers,
nImaking the need
for professional
marketing and exposure higher than
As a result, the sellers who were
hoping to accomplish their moves
without turning to a professional are
now deciding it is best to do so in
record numbers. Real estate profes-
sionals are now loving it. Listings
are so easy to come by that pros-
pecting for them has now become a
secondary part of business planning
for an agent.
That's .all fine and good for the
agents, but what about the hom-
eowners? Since they had initially
hoped to save on the commission
paid for an agent's services, many
sellers are" hoping to slowly edge
their way up the ladder to the next
step, which usually involves hiring
a discount broker, rather than a full
service one. Let me jump ahead
a bit and say that, unfortunately.
homeowners who list with discount
brokers usually end up having these
listings expire without a sale, then
having to hire a full service broker
afterward to clean up whatever hap-
pened with the discounter.
I want to make one thing clear
before moving on: This is not an
article designed solely to usurp the
discount broker. I don't intend to
name companies or point out indi-
vidual bad records. That's just mean
spirited and I don't consider it to be
very professional. However, there
are some general statistics and com-
mon scenarios which homeowners
may want to consider before select-
ing a company with which to list
their home.
I would also like tq point out that
I do, in fact, work for a full service
broker. On whatever merit it war-
rants me, the information I will
relay in this article is fact only. List
with me or some other full service
broker, if you will, but this is not an
attempt to solicit business. These
are simply the facts, as far as real
estate trends go.

is required to sell your home at top
dollar in the current market, then, if
I were a discount broker marketing
your home at a lower percentage
rate, which of these 1 percent would
I be most likely to take money away
from if I didn't take it from you as a
seller at the listing appointment?
It's a loaded question. But the
obvious answer is that my office's
bills still have to be paid. Also, I,
personally, am not in this business
to work for free. Therefore. if I
have to lower my commission, then
I'm taking it out of the areas of mar-
keting which I know good and well
are absolutely necessary to sell your
home at top dollar.
That is the same business
model that discounters run on.
Unfortunately, we don't see a high
number of the marketing tools we
know work being used by discount
brokers. For them, it is more or less
a game of using their license to put
a listing in the MLS and then hop-
ing for the best.
Secondly, the companies that
claim to market and sell properties
at a flat fee. and I hate to say it like
this but it is the truth, are mislead-
ing sellers from the start. This flat
fee applies only if one of their own
agents (most likely the listing agent,
themselves) sells the property on
their own. As an agent, selling
your own listing happens so rarely
that we call it "having a birthday,"
because it might happen once a year
out of twenty or thirty listings.
In order to get full asking price,
these flat fee companies will con-
vince sellers to put the home on the
MLS in order to have other agents
show it, as well. But in order to
(See Page 2)

When I first got my real estate
license., I, too, had to choose \\ heth-
er to work with a discount or full
service broker. I had several offers
for positions with numerous com-
panies with whom I interviewed.
I made that choice based on the
market trends which laid out suc-
cess and failure for both agents and
homeowners alike. Here they are.
Again, they are just the trends and
statistical facts.
For example, did you know that
regardless of whether a company is
considered discount or full service,
their electric, heating and cool-
ing bills for their offices are pretty
much the same? They also pay
similar amounts for their mortgage
on their office locations. It costs
the same dollar amount for me, as
a full service agent, as it does for

a discounter to order a virtual tour
on one of my properties arid to have
that % irttual tour uploaded to all of
the major internet home-search
engines. The cost of running the
business is all the same, no matter
what commission we charge.
As agents, .we are also, equally,
people; people with bills of our
own.. People with families and
households to keep running. Which
means that we are all in business to
make a profit. That profit is what
we use to make our living. So, if
one percent of my commission to
sell a home goes directly to the bro-
ker to pay the bills at my office and
another percent goes directly to the
money that translates into my profit
on a sale (in other words, to me) and
another percent is directed solely
. toward the marketing which I know

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Full service or discount broker?

(From Page 1)
have other agents show the
home, you (as the seller) will
have to offer a compensation
(it's the MLS rules to do so)
to agents who bring buyers
around. Once you add the
buyer's agent's commission
onto the price, it is almost
like listing with a full service
company anyway.
Then we have to take a look
at one of my favorite stats; the
List-to-Sale ratio. Discount
brokers are renowned for
convincing sellers to ask too
high a price for their homes.
It just looks that much bet-
ter when they're discussing
a seller's bottom line at the
listing appointment. "I know.
the other agents told you to
expect this much for your
home, but we feel that with
the proper marketing, we can
get this..."
That seals the deal for
most sellers. In reality, what
the sellers have just done is
made their home an active
billboard for the discount-
er's buyer lead call genera-
tor. Buyers call based on the
sign in your yard, but when
they hear the price, they say
it's too high and the discount
agent tells them something
along the lines of, "Well,
there are many other homes,
being offered at market value
in the neighborhood... why
don't we set an appointment
to look at those?"
In essence, your home is
now working to sell other
properly priced homes in the
neighborhood. And think
I about it,- why would that
agent sell your home for no
extra money than the flat fee
they are charging when they
can just as easily take that
qualified buyer over to one
of the full service broker's
homes and receive a full com-
mission for the sale. Weigh it
out...no extra money, verses
a few thousand dollars extra
on a full service listing's
sale. Which would you, as
real estate agent and business
person, choose to show and
Therefore, the amount
that discounters tell sellers
to expect for their homes is
rarely what they get. Sellers
will be convinced to con-
tinually lower prices until
their homes are priced below
market value, just to force a
So, how bad is it? Well,
the largest discounter in the
Northeast Florida area is rid-
ing at just 94% of the origi-
nal asking price for closed
sales. That means that it
costs an extra $6,000.00 per
$100,000.00 of asking price
just to sell with a discount
broker. They also have the
highest number of expired
listings, i.e., homes that
didn't sell at all. These are
the stats. I run them myself
every month.. They are cor-
rect. Any seller or discounter
who would like me to prove
it is welcome to find my ad
'in this paper and call me for
the numbers.

Basically, not only did it
just take several extra months
to sell with a discount bro-
ker, but the seller also had to
accept less than they would
have gotten for their home
had they listed it with a full

service broker who would
have been upfront with them
from the beginning. That flat
fee doesn't sound so good
now, does it?
I hear this every month
from the countless sellers
who list with me and the other
agents in my office following
a nasty bout with a discount
broker following the expira-
tion of their listings.
One of the worst possible
scenarios involves a particu-
lar company that is totally
based online. All I can say
is that if someone did, by
chance, come to your home
to see it based on the online
ad provided by this conm-
pany, who would make the
time to show it? Well, you
would. And who would help
to negotiate the price 'at
arm's length,' as suggested
by every real estate school
of thought? No one would.
Sellers basically pay these
sen'ices to send them buy-

ers who will probably never
even show up, then if they
do, have,no education what-.
soever as to whether or not
your price is good; meaning
that they will undercut you
at every turn, just to feel like
they are getting a good deal.
In closing, are discount
brokers good for certain
markets? You bet. But not
this one. When sellers could
probably do just as well to
sell on their own with a sign
in the front yard and an ad
or two in the local papers,
discounters can make sell-
ing a home pretty easy. But
it's pretty easy during that
time anyway. In a market
like the one in which we
find ourselves now, discount
brokers aren't doing sellers
any favors. It takes a certain
number of marketing tech-
niques to get a home sold
nowadays, and the discount-
ers just don't offer them.
Basically, you end up pay-

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Fall is a great time to prune

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday. September 28, 2006 Page Three-B

You may think that the
approach of the end of the
growing season means you
can stop worrying about
the trees in your landscape.
Think again!
Fall is one of the best
times to examine the safety
and health of your trees, say
experts in tree care. Why?
With the leaves off, cracks,
defects and deadwood are
easier to see. Also, with win-
ter storms approaching, haz-
ards should be removed now
before they damage prop-
Some homeowners worry
that arborists will not be able
to determine deadwood on
a tree when the leaves are
off. "On the contrary," says
Gerstenberger, "This is the
best time for an arborist to
locate deadwood by looking
for changes in color, fungus
growth, cracks, and other
symptoms that can help
them make this determina-
tion. Since the leaves are off,
the view of the entire tree's
architecture is clear and a
thorough check can be per-
Pruning is much more than
the simple act of sawing off
limbs. Proper pruning is an
art-based on scientific prin-
ciples of plant physiology.
At its most basic level, prun-
ing trees involves removing
damaged, dead or structur-
ally weak limbs, which will
C improve a tree's health and
reduce the chances of per-
sonal or property damage
caused by falling limbs.
Professional arborists have
the capability to make the tree
safer and more attractive by
pruning live growth as well.
Proper pruning encourages
growth, increases flower and
fruit production, improves
plant health, repairs dam-
age and helps add aesthetic
appeal to a tree. Pruning at
the right time and in the right
way is critical, since it is pos-
sible to kill a tree through
neglect or over-pruning.
How can a homeowner
know if an arborist will prune
a tree correctly?
"Ask the arborist if
they prune according to
the American National

Standards Institute standard
for tree pruning, which is
called ANSI A300," says
This standard requires that
the recommended use of cer-
tain tools, cutting techniques,
and pruning methods be fol-
lowed, and sets the standard
definitions for terms the
arborist will use in your esti-
mate. Properly written work
estimates for tree pruning
should be written in accor-
dance to ANSI A300 stan-
In addition to the informa-
tion given on the work esti-
mate, ANSI A300 sets some
guidelines for basic prun-
ing practices that arborists
should follow. If an arborist
is adhering to the ANSI A300
pruning standard they:
will not leave branch
will make few or no head-
ing cuts
will not cut off the branch
collar (not make a flush
will not top or lion's tail
will not remove more than
25 percent of the foliage
of a single branch
will not remove more than
25 percent of the total tree
foliage in a single year
will not damage other
parts of the tree during
will not use wound paint
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field and Paramedic certification at
state or national level.
Salary: Based on degree
& experience plus benefits.
Complete application packet must be
received by October 13, 2006 for guar-
anteed consideration.
College application and copies of
transcripts required. Position details
and application available on the web at:
Inquiries: Human Resource Devel-
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake Cir. FL 32025
Phone: (386)754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools
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INVESTMENT Won't last long. Priced to
sell. A must see, located offof HWY 90 in
Glen. A little over 3.3 acres. MLS#292745,
- 3 duplexes- 6 total units- 2/2 &
2/1. Excellent location. MLS#294791,
2480 sf on 5.14 acres. 4-stall barn w/feed
room, tack room, fenced, in desirable area.
MLS#313581, $390,000
1868 sf brick home on 1.32 acres. Pergo
floors & ceramictile. MLS#317539,
VACANT LAND- .43 commercial property
located near a church & main Post Office in
Jacksonville. MLS#231117, $45,000
53 ACRE FARM In Glen St. Mary set up
with elec*well*septic*fenced*2 ponds.
LIVE IT UP Home on large cul-de-sac.
Fresh paint, split bedrooms, large game
room & fenced yard. MLS#318701,;
OFFICE/HOME Ideal for professional
office & attached living quarters.
MLS#318312, $185,000
sf, wheel chair accessible. Built in
bookshelves. Nice screened in patio.
MLS#319147, $181,000
READY TO BUILD Approx. 2.5 acre
lot. Spring Lake Estates. Private w/pond.
MLS#319935, $83,000

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Andrew P. Smith Teresa Yarborough
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New listing- Fixer upper for hunter/fisherman. 1994
1296 SF 3 BR, 2 BA MH on 2.73 acres. Shed with
camp kitchen and sleeping area. Near Ocean Pond
in Olustee: Needs a little work. $69,900
3 BR, 1 BA, vinyl siding, new roof on 1 acre. CHIA.
$100,000. Tony Givens Rd., Sanderson.

Brick, 1632 SF, 3 BR,
2 BA, large modem
kitchen, large family
room with fireplace.
Convenient location.
Zoned for residential or
office use. This is a nice
home for only.

Reduced- Ten high and dry acres zoned for horses.
Located 3 miles west of Glen St. Mary off of US 90.
Good road frontage. Modular, manufactured and con-
ventional homes welcome Reduced to $159,900
Investment Opportunity- .91 acre zoned for duplexes.
Property also includes a nice 3 BR, 2 BA home w/large mod-
em kitchen, spacious family room, fireplace and other ame-
nities. Home & duplex lots priced to sell at $250,000

Commercial property- on US Hwy. 90 in
Macceknny Older home ma. be corenied to busi-
ness pace. Establshed flower shop offenrng world
- .de ,Le ser, ice $44l5,000
NewL tring-Nejrl rnew 20ir4 manuf3ac ridhome.
14 SF. BR. 2 B\ fi.'r deck on II.i acre. zoned
Ilr hores e Mu%' ,ee to appreciate i$209.000 '

Nice older MH completely renovated &
new additions. 3 BR, !V2 BA, FP, screen &
open porch, aby. ground pool, privacy fence.
Large storage buildings. .88 acre comer lot.
Reasonably priced at $89,900 Owner will
consider financing with 20% down.

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Gorgeous 10.01 acre parcel
perfect to build your dream home.
Owners have left property "as is"
so you can clear it-as much or as
little as you prefer. Restricted to
site built homes only but you can
have a horse or cow per acre. Just
off US 90 and close to 1-10. Be in
Jacksonville or Lake City and have
the benefits of the country life.
Call for price!'

Picture perfect home
in Macclenny II. This home of-
fers beautiful tray ceilings, open
floor plan with large family room,
formal dining room, nice sized
kitchen with loads of oak wood
cabinets, WWC, tile floors, wood
floors in the office or 4th bed-
room. Covered front porch and
back patio perfect for anytime of
the day. Don't miss this one!

Too cute to believe!
Perfect if you want to escape from
the city for the peace and quiet
of the country. Adorable 2 BR, 1
BA on 2.3" acres. You will have
privacy and the benefit of wildlife
right out your door. You have to
come see this bargain to believe.
All the room in the world to grow!
Call for price!
S,259-4828 .-

3/2 almost all brick on 1 acre, 1800+ SE Feels brand new. $274,000

3/2 2229 SF completely remodeled with 1000 SF beautiful addition. A must see! $291,000

16 acres in St. George, Georgia. Paved road frontage with a pond. Quiet country living!
$14,5000 per acre.

1395 Chaffee Road

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SPACIOUS HOME 2004 stucco
home 4BR/3BA, tile foyer, kitchen
& bath. 1 acre with pond. Back yard
very private. MLS#303587, $270,500
BEAUTIFUL HOME- 2646 sf on 10
acres. Built in 2003.3BR/2.5BA with
bonus room, pond, playground, lots
of upgrades. MLS#325474, $425,000
RENTALS-ACREAGE 3 rental units,
all currently rented on 2.5 acres. Great
opportunity for investment income.
MLS#327752, $259,900

1634 sf, mostly brick home w/fenced
rear. MLS#327291, $94,900
BRICK BEAUTY 3BR/2.5BA in great
area w/2 car garage + detached
workshop. Close to 1-10 & has tons of
extras. MLS#318595, $229,000
beautiful 4+ acre lot. Large front
porch with columns. Fireplace,
2 car garage, and much more.
MLS#326811, $395,000

private shady lot, partially cleared,
with paved road frontage. Already
split in 2 parcels. MLS#312559,
ready to move in. MLS#320602,
2 STORY HOME Spacious 4BR/
2.5BA home built in 2004. Ready for
move in. MLS#319429, $209,900

1.8 ACRES Fish from your backyard.
3BR/2BA DW on cul-de-sac near Baldwin.
Great buy, close in but in the country.
MLS#310618, $110,000
Appliances stay. Fireplace, screened porch,
very clean, nice floor plan. MLS#300527,
1196sf, on large lot. Tile floors & fresh
paint. MLS#320218, $156,900
VALUE PACKED- 2BR/2BA one owner
condo. Gate secured. Lots of extras.
Walking trails, pool, clubhouse,
playground, 1 car garage. MLS#321766,
office, atrium, in-ground pool w/water
fall. 4.23 acres, zoned for horses. 3-
car detached garage. MLS#290659,
VACANT LAND -12 acres, 1 acre cleared,
well, electric, telephone, covered carport,
5t" wheel included. MLS#320255,
DON'T MISS OUT Here's your chance
to own this beautiful 1.82 acre lot in
established Glenwood. Gravel drive.
MLS#314433, $82,500
COUNTRY LIVING 28+ acres of vacant
land in the country. MLS#317891,
LIKE NEW Must see 4BR/3BA, 2380sf,
2004 Cavalier DW mobile home, on 1 acre.
MLS#326135, $160,000

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Dresser w/matching twin head-.
board and twin motorized bed,
$300 for the set; sofa bed, full
size, floral print w/pillow, only
used a few times, $500; lift chair,
doesn't work, make offer; 19" TV
w/ DVD player, $100, microwave,
new, $30. 904-563-3029.

2002, 17%' Nitro bass boat,
$11,000; Connex 3300 CB w/250
Texas Star Linear, $250; aluminum
dog box, $75. 653-1713.9/21-28p
Power sport, 2 seat go-kart. 6
HP, new clutch & belt, carburetor
rebuilt, full roll cage w/seatbelt,
spare parts & 5 HP engine, $650.
266-4575. 9/28-10/5p
44" Grasshopper, zero radius
mower w/23 HP Kawasaki engine,
$1600; 61'x12' dual axle trailer
w/weedeater rack & tailgate, both
for $800. 904-251-4451 or 912-
843-2648. 9/28-10/5p
26x30 hip set of trusses, 412
pitch, 16" overhang, $1500. A&R
Truss 259-3300. 9/14tfc
Gehl feed grinder, $1500; John
Deere 1 row corn picker & wag-
on, 3 spares, $500; Hammer mill,
$300. 275-2683. 8/31tfc
Futon bunkbed, $100, white, nice.
408-9143. 9/28c
Looks greatly 5. piece oak bedroom
set, queen size with mattress,
$750; Two denim crib sets, $10
each; 259-2746. 6/8tfc
Dell keyboard & mouse, $10. 259-
2400. 6/15tfc
2000 Polaris Ranger 2x4, glass
windshield, roof, 150 hours,
$4500; 2001 Mallard 33 ft. trav-
el trailer, slide out, bunkbeds,
$14,500. 259-4143. 9/28p
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
The Franklin Mercantile now re-
open for your business! Friday &
Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm. CR
125, at the railroad crossing in
Glen. 259-6015. 9/28tfc
Epson Stylus color 600 printer,
$25. 259-2400. 4/20tfc
6 piece bedroom set, queen mat-
tress & boxsprings, new in boxes,
$499, can deliver. 904-858-9350.

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.
Good used appliances. 90 day
money back guarantee. 266-4717.
Solid wood cherry sleigh bed
with mattress & boxsprings, retail
$950, sacrifice for $395, can de-
liver. 904-858-9350. 8/lOtfc
King plllowtop, new with warranty,
$289, can deliver. 904-391-0015.

Great selection of Fenton Glass Cash for, your junk car or truck. I
now at The Franklin 'Mercantile. haul. 904-509-0921. 5/4-10/26p
Open Fridays & Saturdays 10-5 at Now accepting antique furniture on
the railroad crossing in Glen. 9/28 consignment. Pieces have to be in SALE
Antique breakfront buffet, break- good condition. Call Karin at South-
,front china cabinet, buffet, all ma- ern Charm 259-4140. 2/13tfc .-K. ; -
hogany, can be seen at Southern .-,
Charm. 259-4140. 12/9tfc Do you have a junk car or truck you ..... '
Mahogany secretary; beautiful want hauled off or to sell? 259- r: '4s..- ..
Mahogany secretary, beautiful
piece, excellent condition. South- 7968. 4/22tfc .
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
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
Moonlight wedding gown designed
by Carole Hai, new worn, beaded,
size 10, paid $635, sacrifice for
$300. 259-9097. 9/28p
Nikon Scan Touch oversized flat-
bed scanner with SCSI connection,
$75. 259-2400. 6/15tfc
Thrift Shoppe, Glen St. Mary.
Weekly specials! This week clothes
are on sale, 9/27/06 10/3/06.
259-5773. 9/28p
Thrift Shoppe. ATVs and trailers on
sale. Come check out the DEALS.
259-5773. 9/28p
Thrfit Shoppe. Bring us your un-
wanted items. We are looking for
lawn equipment, tools, furniture.
Clean out your shed and receive
some extra cash for Christmas.
259-5773. 9/28p

Luxury queen pillowtop,.in plastic,
$199. 904-398-5200. 8/lOtfc
1969 Alrstream travel trailer, ex-
cellent hunting trailer, good condi-
tion, $750. 904-612-0571. 9/28p
2003 Coachman travel trailer, 25
ft., 1 slide out, great condition.
new tires, $17,000. 259-6844.
Large entertainment center with
35" Sony TV, like new, $475 or
make offer. 259-4264. 9/28p
Dodge caravan trailer hitch, Dodge
Dakota trailer hitch, Dodge Dakota
steps. 259-2354. 9/28p
Washer/dryer $300 for both; car-
pet, medium blue, saxony, 12x17,
$75; blue/white Berber, 13x13,
10x16, both for $200; Ioveseat &
couch, $250. 259-3794. 9/28p

1999 Honda Coupe, leather, CD
player, sunroof, spoiler, good condi-
tion, $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, $10,950. 259-7574.8/31tfc
2006 Chevrolet Tahoe, cruise
control, power windows & door
locks, 3rd row seat, 8100 miles,
excellent condition, $25,500. 259-
5895. 9/28p
1989 Ford Ranger, runs good,
clean, $1200; 5x18, 2 axle flatbed
trailer, $500. 259-4347. 9/21p
1995 PontIac Transport SE van,
approximately 60,000 miles on en-
gine, V6, $2100. 571-0913.9/28p
1982 Ford FI50, 4x4, 351 Wind-
sor, 4 speed granny, 33 buckshot
mudders, $1500 OBO. 259-4709
or 813-6040. 9/28-10/5p
1991 Honda Prelude, great condi-
tion, $2500 OBO; 1996 Nissan
Ultima for selling parts. 314-4661.

As of this date, September 18,
2006, I, Michael Shedd, will no
longer be responsible for any debts
made by Paula Shedd or anyone
else. 9/21-10/12p

Housecleaning. Reasonable, de-
pendable, references. Call Alice at
259-5500. 9/28-10/19p
We do small job land clearing,
bush hog mowing, scatter dirt, root
rake, etc., also tree trimming & re-
moval. 259-7968. 6/29tfc
Affordable & dependable. Let me
take care of your cleaning needs.
Also available evenings & week-
ends. Call 259-8310. 9/28p

Bulldog puppies, $100 each. 370-
4114 or 259-7021. 9. 21-28p
Quarter horse, good with kids w.
tack, $1400. 259-2465.9/'21-28p
Dogs: all types from puppies to,
adults. Animal Control. $50 board-
ing fees will apply. 259-6786.
Free to good home. Bulldog, 8
months old, friendly, needs to be
outdoors. 259-8698. 9,28p
Jack Russell Terriers. 771-5962.
English/White English pups, CKC,
shots/wormed, POP, $700. 904-
275-3079. 9/28p
Registered Pit Bull puppies, pick
yours today. Ready November 1st,
$275. 259-8589. 9/28-10/5p

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-
able for only $125,000. Call Florida
Crown Realty 259-6555. 8/17tfc

Are you looking for a good location .
to have your next yard sale? Well,
look no further. We are offering FREE
limited space on Saturday only. Call
the Thrift Shoppe at 904-259-5773
for more information.
Friday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 901 Red ~
Fox Way, Fox Ridge subdivision. "
Household & children's furniture,
baby clothes. Multi-family.
Friday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 121 N. on
left. Good stuff. Hope to see you.

Friday 8:00 am-1:00 pm, 121 N. to 185, 4th driveway. Every-
thing goes.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, 541 Timberlane Dr. Boys -
newborn to 2T. women & mens clothes, girls clothes 6-6x.
knick Knacks. Huge sale. 5 families.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, 368 S. 2nd St. Changing table,
' cradle, children & baby clothes, toys and more.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, 125 N. approximately 3 miles '
from Hwy 90. 13117 Dellrosa Lane, look for signs. Heater, -
oak loveseat. handicap golf cart. few tools, lamp, some
clothes. Ford tractor, new mower. Too much to list.
Saturday 8:00 am-noon, 11807 Confederate Dr. E., Hills of -
Glen. Baby clothes, 50% off Premier Jewelry, adult clothes,
60% off Mary Kaye products.
Saturday 8:00 am-noon, 783 Fox Run Circle. Clothes, twin
bed, bedding, books, tea sets, teddy bears, angels, country
decor, arts & crafts, miscellaneous items. 4 families.
Saturday 7:00 am-?, Blair Circle across from E-Z stop, Glen. ;
Yard sale prices.
Saturday 8:00 am-noon, 108 N. 5th St.. across from Meth-
odist Church. Furniture, clothes, Christmas decorations and ;
much more.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, N. Lowder. 3 miles to Harry Rewis Rd.
Furniture, tools, bikes, hunting, toys, speakers.
Saturday 9:00 am-2:00 pm, 8601 S. Ben Rowe, look for
signs. 2 papasan chairs. 2 19" TVs, 13" TV, hamster condo,
video cabinet, CD rack, video chair. Christmas presents,
street sled. Too much to list. Empty nest sale. Rain cancels.
Saturday 8:00 am-noon, 602 M.L. King Dr. Women & boys
clothes all sizes, a little bit of everything.
Saturday, Shop in a/c at Glen Church on Aunt Mary Harvey .
Rd. Multi-family.
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am-?, 416 W. 8th Ave., behind
Moody's Chevron.
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am-?, 6843 Miltondale Rd. Moving
sale. No early birds please.
Saturday, Hwy 228 to Jule Rd. to 121 Martha Dr. 2 families.


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Notice to readers- .
The newspaper often publishes classi-
fied advertising on subjects like work-
at-home, weight loss products, health
products. While the newspaper uses
reasonable discretion in deciding on
publication of such ads, it takes no
responsibility as to the truthfulness
of claims. Respondents should "use
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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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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. 9/28p
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. 9/14-10/7p
Dental assistant needed for busy
Lake City practice. Must be EDA
certified & experienced in crown
& bridge; team oriented. Monday
- Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, salary
commensurate with experience. Fax
resume to 386-752-3122.
9, 28-10,/5p
Security officers, all areas of
Jacksonville. Call Giddens Security
384-8071 or apply in person at 528
S. Edgewood Ave. 9/14-10/7c
Experienced A/C service tech/
installer needed. Must have driver's
license & tools. 259-0893.

Northeast Florida State Hospital, a
Governor's Sterling Award Winner,
is currently seeking to fill the follow-
ing position: Food Support Worker.
Selected applicants will be hired
as county employees, eligible for
county benefits.. However, the phys-
ical location of employment will be
on site at NEFSH, located at 7487
S. SR 121, Macclenny, FL 32063.
Telephone 904-259-6211 and
fax-904-259-7104. Salary will be
determined based upon applicable
position. Applications and position
information, class specifications
& position descriptions, are avail-
able to pick up at Northeast Florida
State Hospital, Human Resources,
Administration Building 'at the,
address listed above. The position
will be posted in accordance with
Baker County position requirements .
for a period of 14 days. Posting will,
begin on Monday, September 25,
2006 and will close on Monday,
October 9, 2006. A faxed resume
can be accepted. A county applica-
tion and the position information
mailed upon receipt of confirmed
fax. Applications cannot be con-
sidered after the closing date of
October 9, 2006. 9/28c
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.

Apex Fabrication, Inc. is looking
for skilled structural steel crafts-
men who are able to work in a team
environment. Hours of operation
are from 7:00 am-3:30 pm with
the possibility of overtime when
required. Benefits include paid
holidays, personal days and vaca-
tion. Apply in person at 710 Griffin
Court, Macclenny. Apex is an EOE
and drug free workplace.
Retail store now hiring assistant
store managers. Competitive pay,
401(k), health plan, paid vacations.
Fax resumes to 266-3381.
Shop maintenance help needed,
small engines. 259-7335. 8/24tfc
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
Pier 6. Seafood now accepting
applications for all positions. 259-
6123. 9/14-10/19c
Dental Assistant, 5 years experi-
6nce 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."

Local home care agency looking
for full time/part time Physical
Therapist and Occupational
Therapist. Contact Linda at 259-
3111. 5/25tfc

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preference, 'limitation or discrimina-
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handicap, familiar status or national ori-
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Preference, limitation or, discrimina-.
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under the age of 18 living with parents"
or legal custodians. pregnant women
and people securing customd of children
under 18.
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which is in violation of the law. Our read-
ers are hereby informed that all dwell-
ings aderutsed 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
;s 1-800-927-9275.
10 acres on Fred Harvey Rd.,
wooded, $140,000 OBO. Call Lisa
or Donnie Simmons at 904-573-
9798 or 904-568-0635 or 904-
568-1123. 9/28-10/.5c

: '. Beautiful 3000+ SF pool home

4. 4 BR/3BA. formal dining room. eat-in 1

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, oeauti-
ful lahdsdapitg. .2 room'detached
garage w/12' aluminum lean to and
a fenced area.: All on 1: acre whidh
has an underground petsafe invisi-
ble fence. Wonderful neignoorhood.
Great location. Serious inquires
only. $380,000. 259-4602 or 259-
6546 or 219-2842. 8/24tfc
2.25 acres, nigh & dry, fish pond &
complete setup, ready to move on!
Homes & rnobile homes. Georgia
Bend, 15 minutes to 1-10, $50,000,
owner financing or 10% cash dis.
count. 912-843-8118. 9/i28tfc
FSBO. Beautiful 2 acres in Glen St.
Mary, located behind high school. 2
electrical services. 2 wells. 2 sep-.
tic systems, nice 3 BR, 2 BA single-
wide mobile home on 1st acre, leav-
ing the 2nd acre for a new home or
development. $135,000 as is. Call
904-910-5583. 9/21-28c
New construction. 1800+ SF, 4
BR, 22. BA, 9 ft. ceilings, crown
molding throughout, off grade foun-
dation on 1 acre in N. Macclenny,
$195.900. 904-219-0480.9/21tfc

on over 5.5 acres

kitchen with island and

hickory cabinets, great room with brick fireplace, huge mas-
ter bath with garden tub and walk-in closet, wood floors and
S 12-foot ceilings throughout. All this, plus an attached 2-car
garage, detached 1-car garage, wrap-around front porch, large
screened porch overlooking pool & spa, RV parking/hook-up
and fenced rear.

259-9500 / 881-4197

Custom 1997 doublewide, 4 BR, 3
BA, family room w/fireplace, formal
living room & dining area, secu-
rity system, 2 car carport, storage
building on 1/2 acre fenced corner
lot, $136,000. 259-6417.
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide, fenced
yard on .70 acre, Glen St. Mary,
$95,000. 259-2465. 9/21-28p
Auction: 853 Acres, Nassau
County, FI. Tuesday October 10,
7:00 pm, 102 Acres: Divided, com-
binations or as a whole, 89.30 acres
of 1993 planted pines, cypress
bottom, paved road frontage, CR
121. 50 Acres: Ideal hunting land,
great recreational potential. 7.40
Acres: Commercial potential, Hwy
1 frontage, Hilliard area. 11 Acres:
Planted pines, cypress bays. 11
Acres: Planted pines, cypress bays.
671.31 Acres Divided into 3 Tracts:
or in combination or as a whole,
paved road frontage, ideal hunt-
ing tracts. Photos, plants & details
Free brochure 800-841-9400.
H&M# AB110; CQ220129, Ben G.
Hudson, Jr. AU230; BK3006464.
3000+ SF, 2 story home on pver
5.5 acres with pool, spa, 3 car
garage. $469,900. 259-9500.
8.. 31tfc
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on .50
acre, den, fireplace, fenced yard,
above ground pool. Glen St. Mary,
$110,000. 259-5295. 9,21-28p



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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday. September 28. 2006 Page Six-B

Ranch in Glen St, Mary, 2 barns,
ponds, oaks, cross fenced, board
fence frontage, 3 BR, fireplace,
porches, party & boarding income
includes equipment & livestock.:
$750,000. 259-2465. 9/21-28p
2005 Brick/vinyl home in.
Macclenny, 1800 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA,
whirlpool tub, 2 car garage, large
family room w/10' ceilings, many
upgrades, $180,000. 424-7981.
9/28-10/50. '

5 acre tract off 185 towards
Moniac, $45,000. 904-651-3216 or
904-653-2046. 9/7-28p
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. -
27 acres off US 301 near Bryceville,
$250K. 904-483-7617 or 449-
6184. 7/20tfc

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
annu m rJ _

2 BR, 2 BA mobile home. fi
vated, new paint, CH/A,
Bend off 121, no pets, $25
t. $550,month. 259-5317,

3 BR, 2 BA mobile home
month, $200 deposit. River
Mobile Home Park 259-314

fully reno-

3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, corner of
125 & US 90, all new inside. 259-
2035. 9/28-10/5c
2 BR, 1 BA apartment in quiet
-heighborhood, no smoking, no pets,
$550/month, last month's rent and'
deposit. 904-859-3026. 9/7tfc

3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on 1 acre
in Macclenny. All electric appliances,
$750 security deposit, $750/month.
Please call 259-3343 weekdays
between 9:00 am-5:00 pm.

SM4obile homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
. pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-:
860-4604. 3/17tfc
3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes, no pets,:
garbage, water & mowing provided,
$450-$600/month. 912-843-8118.
3 BR, 2 BA pool home at the end
of Miltondale Rd. 1875 SF heated,
$1500/month. 813-1580.
9/28-10/19p ,

Beautiful 1600 SF new home with
Sjacuzzi in MBR, all electric appli-
ances, beautiful neighborhood,
inside city, $2100 security deposit,
S$1400/month. Please call 259-
3343 weekdays between 9:00 arIm-
5:00 pm. 8/lOtfc
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.

ueorgia 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, lawn main-
0 depos- tenance along with pickup of house-
hold trash included, 1st and last.
9/28p plus $300 deposit. $500/month.
$525/ 259-7335. 9/7tfc

* Heights

3 BR, 2 BA singlewide on Mudlake
Rd, CH/A, yard work included, $300
deposit, $450,.'month, 1st & last .
month's rent. For more information,
call 259-4884 or 635-8160.9/28p

3 BR, 2 BA brick home, carport,
utility shed, privacy fence, $950/
month plus deposit. 259-6849.
Rent to own or purchase. Nice 3
BR, 2 BA doubiewide on 2.71 acres
with pond, no pets. 904-477-8995.
4 BR, 2 BA spacious home in
Bryceville, $750/month, 1st. last &
$500 deposit. Call 904-392-9344
for appointment. 9 '28-10/5P

3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, close to
city. no pets, $500/month, $500
deposit. 545-7688. 9/28p

lTimeshare week available, October
^15-October 22,' doubleshare A&B
sides, sleeps 8. $1200 for both, "A"
side $700, "B" side $600. Saffire
Valley, N.C. near Smoky Mountains,
east side. 9/28-10/5p

Monday at 5:00

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. 8/31-9/14p

Commerclel 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/morith,
deposit required. 259-6546 or 259-
4602. 7/13tfc

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SFSBO. 1996 Homes of Merit, 28x68,
3 BR, 2 BA, cathedral ceilings, open
floor plan, stone fireplace, very large
kitchen with lots of cabinets, side-
by-side refrigerator, overhead air
vents, spacious master with large
walk-in closet, garden tub, separate
shower, lots, more. Must see. Very
motivated seller, $41,000 or make
offer. Must be moved to your prop-
' erty. 259-5895 or 654-6998.9/28p



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The City of Macclenny has tentatively adopted a measure to
increase its property tax levy.

Last year's property tax levy:

A. Initially proposed tax levy


B. Additional tax due to new construction, additions,

annexations and other assessment changes

C. Actual property tax levy

This years's proposed tax levy


$ 563,744.00


All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax
increase to be held on:

Saturday, September 30, 2006

10:00 A.M.

at the


118 East Macclenny Ave

Macclenny, Florida

A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the
budget will be made at this hearing.



Ad Valorem Taxes (3.65 millage rate)
Sales and Use Taxes
Franchise Fees
Utility Service Taxes
License & Permits
Intergovernmental Revenue
Charges For Services
Fines and Forfeitures
Special Assessments/Impact Fees
Interest Revenue
Other Miscellaneous Revenues
Debt Proceeds


General Government
Financial & Administrative

Public Safety
Physical Environment
Human Services






546,686 593.958




$4,216,716 $982,458

$154,815 $-
982,7751 ..
514,362. 596,458
1,046;5', ., -




$-- $682,724
5,000 712,752
90,000 2,321,700
4,000 950,000
,000 93,276





$- $154,815
982,775 :
1,977,407 3,088,227

Debt Services 185,841 433,417 619,258
TOTAL EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES 4,461,238 596,458 2,410,824 7,468,520

Reserve For Contingencies (244.52,) 386.000 35,626 177,104
Reserve For Utility Development 338,400 338,400


(244,522) 386,000

AND RESERVES $4,216,716


374,026 515,504



The tentative, adopted, and/or final budgets are on file in the office of the above mentioned
taxing authority as a public record.
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