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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS
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77th Yea, Vol. 33 Thursday, December 7, 2006 Macclenny, Florida 5o0
For NEFSH pact
After revising in the county's
fax or the "\ay the state calculates
local matching funds, the Baker
County Commission on Decem-
ber 5 voted to pay $66.820 as its
share this fiscal year of a men-
tal health ser ices contract \ ith
Northeast Florida State Hospital.
The four-vear-old Commu-
nity Behavioral Health Services
initially sought $126.694 as
Baker County's share of the net
annual contract, and that number
was whittled down to $98.494
after further deductions like third
party payments for clients and
the $16.200 already committed
by the commission last summer.
Agency representative Tonya
Branch appealed to the county
board this week to make up the
difference, which the Depart-
ment of Children and Families
said represents one-third of the
contract requiring a match.
County Manager Joe Cone
pointed out the state's formula of
a 75-25 match ratio dictates the
county's share is then a fourth of
the net applicable budget, not a
(See page 2)
Anybody seen a 33-inch long
It's \\hereabouts are a bit of
a mystery since the 20-year-old
Glen St. Mary man who admits
to stealing it doesn't remember
what he did with the reptile.
Christopher Woolf, in an in-
tevie%\ November 30 \with Lt.
Chuck Brannan and Investigator
Steve Harvey,. said he \\as drunk
and high on prescription medica-
tion when he took the snake from
Gregory Griffis' residence on
South 4th St. in Macclenny. The
theft occurred the previous day.
Mr. Griffis. w\ho is confined
to a wheelchair. told police the
accused came to his house about
7:20 and, after asking to hold the
snake, intentionallI knocked out
a light and plunged the room into
darkness. Mr. Woolf complied
with the ow ner's request to turn a
light back on. and realized when
Mr. Woolf left soon after that he
had taken the snake.
The accused., \ho lies at
7881 Narrow Trail in Glen St.
Mary. got in touch with Mr.
Griffs the follow ing day and ad-
mitted taking the python valued
at $350, and offered to pay for
it because he could not locate it.
Mr. Woolf's girlfriend Lindsey
Chase also telephoned the owner
to promise Mr. Woolf would sell
his ATV to raise the cash.
(See page 2)
.'.. land sale
Trains held up and the crowds turned
ota forthe 15th annual dov ntown lighed
Christmas Parade in -Macclenny the s i l e d
evening of December 2. Organizer and
Macclenny Fire ChiefBuddy Dugger Tlie Baker County Commis-
The Baker County, Conmms-
said 92 entries participated and an esti- sion this week expressed confi-
sion this -eek expressed confi-
mated 3000 people lined[US 90 to watch
andprocession offloats, organizations dence the sale of the old health
and vehicles parade eastbound. The department at the corner of South
arts and crafts festival downtown that 6th and Lo\ der in N.lacclemIl
afternoon drew respectable crowds after will go through, despite the fact
a soggy morning evolved into a miso' that Walgreens allowed a buy-
afternoon. The night before, a ribbon-cut-
ting was held at Macclenny's Heritagetract to expire.
Park on west Lowder, and the park is The discussion arose durinL
adorned with Christmas lighting at night the December 5 regular meet-
through the holidays. The Vineyard of ing after a representative of the
Love Ministries was judged best parade Baker County Council on Aging
float; the Dancin'Paws the best scu hol again pushed the board for a sale
e float, Boy Scouts the best civic and the date. The county earlier com-
-Christian Fellowship Temple and Soul's
Harbor Church tiedfor best religious -mitted proceeds from the sale to
float. Southern Charm won the award Walreens to" ard construction
fior.Best Storefront, and Touch of Spring of a ne\ CoA center.
florist, the Council on Aging and Countr "I think the deal can be
Clippers salon won first, second and saved," said county artorney Ter-
thdrdplaques. ry Brown, a sentiment echoed
by several commissioners and
County Manager Joe Cone in
response to a query by Barbara
Yarbrough. the aging council's
NMr. Bro%\n in a November 15
.. letter to Robert Heekin. a Jack-
sonvdille attorney representing
Southeastern Property Investors
,oithat is putting the Walgreens deal
together. upped the asking price
for the prime comer to $1.7 nil-
lion some $200.000 more than
the original sought in the expired
contract. He told the commission
J4, negotiations "were ongog.
,. drugWalgreens, the Chicago-based
drug store giant. announced in
Nlarch it would d go ahead with
plans to build a store here, one
of 475 in a planned expansion.
It would give Macclenny and
Baker County the two largest re-
tail chains in the country; CVS
.opened a store last year in down-
[ town Macclenny.
Commission Chairman Mark
Hartley, who took the gavel this
week in an annual reorganization
[Gordon Crews is vice-chair-
man], said the county has two
promising sites for the Council
on, Aging headquarters, but he
was not at liberty to re' eal them:
In response toMs.Yarbrough's
suggestion the county proceed
with land purchase and other
matters since the Walgreens deal
appears certain. Commissioner
Alex Robinson advised caution.
t;.-..."...."We need a deal in hand be-
fore we close on property." he
Ms. Yarbrough nonetheless
4" ,-." .suggested the county board be
POW more aggressive moving the
project along. Council members
-..and others are regularly want-
.- .... ing to know the status of the new
center plans, she noted, which so
far have been discussed on a lim-
ited basis by a committee.
In other business, Commis-
-sioner Robinson reported the
Florida Department of Trans-
portation continues, to slide back
beyond five years some projects
Awein Baker County, notably bridge
replacements on CR 229 and CR
He attended DOT's annual
planning meeting in Jacksonville
earlier this week, and said the
state may be willing to partici-
pate in the widening of Lowder
St. in west Macclenny.
The county and Macclenny
agreed recently to a 50-50 cost
., ..share for widening from SR 121
...north to CR 23D, but no funding
source is specified.
The board passed without
comment revised versions of the
resolution endorsing a bond issue
"... ..~;', (See page 2)
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US Hwv. 90 \Vest, Glen St. Mary 653-4401
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on Walreens deal
(From page 1)
'of up to $45 million to fin
-proposed 500-bed jail and
erty. The bonds will be so
a newly incorporated non-
"'board called the Baker C
S'tional Development Co:
The non-profit's articles
corporation were also app
-this week and will be subi
to the Florida secretary of
office for validation.
Both, documents have
discussed at length in :
Sheriff Joey Dobson
this week's approval "a
,step" in what he predicted
-be a lengthy process, ai
-surprised commission men
with an estimate of $200,0
start-up costs to get the p
off the ground.
Mr. Dobson promised
county will be re-paid from
proceeds, but needs seed r
for things like, preparing
hiring bond attorneys and a
He and Lt. Gerald' Gonzalez
dance a will visit Glades County later
prop- this week, where a similar proj-
)ld by ect is underway. Baker County
-profit modeled its initial documents af-
orrec- ter those used at Glades, which
rpora- is constructing a jail designed to
house mostly immigration de-
of in- tainees. ,
)roved Details on the source of the
emitted seed funds and other matters
state's pend a future'discussion.
In other business, the Baker
been County school district appoint-
recent ed Denn\ Wells to the county's
planning agency board and rec-
called ognized Cindy Tomas of the ex-
i first tension office as the Employee of
d will the Month. .
nd he Manager Cone suggested
mnbers commissioners indicate prefer-
)00 in ences for liaison positions. Tra-
iroject ditionally, board members are
assigned an informal supervisory
d the role over specific areas of county
bond government ranging from the
aoney building department to animal
on the loose...
(From page 2)
Bald pythons are generally considered good pets and don't pose a
danger to humans, unlike some of their close relatives like Burmese
pythons that grow to 30-feet in length. The bald species with its distinct
markings rarely gets over eight feet, according to Brian Higginbotham
of Callahan, an amateur snake expert who has several for pets.
"They (larger ones) can'be dangerous to smaller animals includ-
ing cats and small dogs," he said. Whether they seize prey depends
largely on their quirky appetites since they can go months without eat-
- ing, he explained. A snake the size of the missing one normally feeds
Bald pythons are easily recognizable with a black and brown pat-
4tern of striping with white stomachs.
As of Tuesday of this week, Investigator Harvey said the python is
still at large.
Custom Homes. Additions Remodels
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5960 Lauramore Rd., Macclenny, FL 32063
RR License No. 282811470
An Alternative School student
was arrested on a felony drug
possession charge the afternoon
of November 28 following a tip
passed onto Principal John Sta-
The student is an 11-year-old
male from the Macclenny area.
Campus Deputy Tracie Ben-
ton. assigned to Baker County
Middle School. said the youth
passed a note to an unknown fe-
male student reading, "Because
they are nice. Just one on the bus.
I will give you a whole bottle to-
morrow. (sic) And the one in my
Authorities checked with the
student's mother, who suggested
,the pill could be Zoloft, a pre-
scription medication for anxiety
and depression. Deputy Benton
later confirmed that.
The youth also produced.: a
can of smokeless tobacco, also
banned on public school cam-
puses, and from a front pocket
another pill matching half of one
he yielded earlier.
The case was turned over to
The Alternative School is lo-
cated near Keller Intermediate
in west Macclenny for students
whose disruptive behavior ex-
cludes them from regular class-
Antes up for mental
(From page 1)
"If it's 25%, then my math
.shows we divideit by four and'
-,not.three," he urged the board,.
- hiichuthen went along with ,the
lower figure on a motion by
Commissioner Julie Combs.
Ms. Combs also wants the
agency to justify by job descrip-
tion and other means the $90.000(
annual salary of the agency's lo-
cal director Todd Berchen.
The county entered its initial
agreement itnh NEFSH in 2001
and according to Ms. 'Branch,
subsequent annual audits have
pointed out that Baker County
fell short on its agreed-upon lo-
"This has been building up.
Baker is the only county in
[DCF's] District 4 that is not
matching funds," she explained.
Commissioner Alex Robinson
pointed out that Conmnunit\ Be-
havioral Health Services came
late to the table during budget
deliberations last summer, par-
tially resulting in the county's
penciling in the $16,200 as local
The contract covers short-
term housing, counseling, drugs
and other services for Baker
County residents determined to
be mentally ill, but'not sufficient-
ly so for confinement at NEFSH,
which serves a large footprint of
north and central Florida.
The services group utilizes
space on the NEFSH campus
south of Macclenny. Before
2002, local patients were han-
dled through a non-profit based
in Lake City and were, housed
SEASONS GREETING FROM
Rudolph's Christmas Tree Farm
there if needed.
ConmmissionerGordon Crew s.
who seconded Ms. Combs" mo-
tion. wanted clarification on the
count\ 's motie fior falling be-
hand on the local portion.
".Did %%e not paN this in the
past because they didn't ask us?
If we don't owe it, that's differ-
ent. I'll vote against it."
Assured it wasn't a matter of
owing more than the contract re-
quired, Mr. Crews joined fellow
commissioners in a unanimous
vote to pay the lower amount.
The sum will be drawn from the
county's contingency fund, and
the .funding re-visited in 2007
A spread sheet submitted'
by Ms. Branch shows contract
amounts since fiscal 2001 for the
service at $2.5 million, requiring
by the state's math formula a lo-
cal match of $775,506. Of that
the county paid $57,680, a rela-
tively low amount even .if Mr.
Cone's formula is used.
I am in need for auto tags beginning with prefix # 52 for the
years of 1938, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 50, 55, and 65.
FOR MUSEUM COLLECTION
Also want Baker County porcelain or metal auto tags dated 1911-
1917, paying $500 $1000 each depending on condition.
Also want Florida tags dated 1918-43
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A Community Christmas Celebration
Glen St. Mary
Sunday, December 10
There will be:
Christmas Carols by Candlelight, The Christmas
Story, Hot Apple Cider, Special Christmas
Goodies, Beautiful Lights, Papa's Train and Pictures
First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary
As our gift this Christmas to the people of
Be sure to bring your lawn chair
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The magic of Yule
lights, then and now
It's hard for modern Ameri-
cans to imagine Christmas with-
out thousands of electric, colored
lights. Before the ad ent of pub-
lic electricity in the late 1890s,
the holiday, from a visual stand-
point, looked very different.
Traditionally, Christmas trees
were lit by candles for a short
time on Christmas eve to cele-
brate the gathering of family and
friends a beautiful, but woeful-
ly messy and potential danger-
Three years after Thomas
Edison developed durable light
bulbs, his associate Edward
Johnson used them to electrical-
ly light a Christmas tree for the
first time. Johnson lived in the
first section 'of New\ York Cit\
to be wired for electricity and he
set up the display in the parlor of
his home. The electrically light-,
ed tree caused such a stir that a
visiting reporter from the Detroit
Post and Tribune %\ rote about it:
"...the eighty lights encased in
glass eggs. in colors of red, white
and blue, presented a most pic-
turesque and uncanny aspect all
In 1895 President Cleveland
presented the first electrically
lit Christmas tree in the White
House and the entire country
took notice. Grand Christmas
tree lighting parties, extrava-
gant and costly events, became
fashionable among high society.
Electric sockets had not yet been
introduced to provide easily ac-
cessible use of electricity. Elec-
tric generators and the services
of a wireman to hand wire each
light had to be contracted at the
average cost of $300, equivalent
to $2,000 in today's dollars.
Then came battery operated
lighting strings. Eventually the
first sets of pre-wired sockets,
called festoons, were introduced
by the General Electric Compa-
ny and the American Christmas
lighting industry was born.
It was a treat to see the Christ-
mas lights when I was grow-
ing up. Our family actually set
aside one evening before Christ-
mas to drive around the city.
Over the years, I memorized the
lighting displays of individual
I knew where the ten foot an-
gel Would be standing on the
roof, which yard the eight rein-
deer would be frolicking in and
which porch would feature a fam-
ily of snowmen. An entire tree,
outlined in white bulbs from the
bottom of its trunk to the high-
est point of its upward reaching
branches stood on the grounds
of the Lutheran Seminary and
looked like a giant, intergalactic
Now, everything concei -
able is lit. I've seen old junk cars
on blocks out in, a field lit with
racer lights and even a group of
tombstones outlined in lights that
I think of all this as I stand in
my back yard and look out over
the fence. It's late evening, it's
foggy and the reporters on Chan-.
nel 4 have been cautioning driv-
ers about the fog.
My neighbor has a string of
snowflake lights along his porch
and they have a timer some-
thing Thomas Edison would
have gotten a kick out of. The
evening fog softens the edges of
the snowflakes, and gives them a
ghostly appearance. They blink
frantically for about twenty sec-
onds then shift to a slower pace,
finally resting as if catching their
breath a moment before launch-
ing into the next. cycle of blink-
ing and winking.
I love all the lights and the
twinkling, but nostalgically, I
long to see an entire tree with
small candles on its many branch-
es, lit and blazing in the parlor as
happy family and friends sing
Christmas carols and sip wassail
and mulled wine and give kisses
under the mistletoe.
Wonders what happened
CAMP VICTORY, Iraq-This
was going to be a feel-good article
about the support we have here from
a majority of the Iraqi people and
how our presence here has made a
difference in their lives.
It didn't turmm out that way.
We did roll into a new month,
which is always good, but moreso
because November was one of the
deadliest months in Iraq since 2003
and the ouster of Saddam Hussein.
In November, 1,846 Iraqi civil-
ians were killed, according to a re-
port from the Interior Ministry office.
This is 43 percent higher than the
estimated toll in October. Of course,
the numbers you hear depend on who,
is reporting them. Some people argue
the death toll from violence in Iraq is
still less per capital than some major
U.S. cities, including our nation's
One problem here is I'm not sure
anybody knows what is happening to
I talked on a daily basis with an
Iraqi employee who worked in our
building. She had three lovely kids,
and always greeted us with a big hug
and brought dates or baked pastries
to us. We in turn gave her bags full of
goodies we received like candy, gum
I asked her one day if she thought
Iraq was better now than when Sad-
dam was in power. She said without
hesitation, "Yes." She went on to
explain that even though the infra-
structure is less reliable than before
and the neighborhoods including
hers which is one of the most danger-
ous in Baghdad were not safe, that
the ouster of Saddam at least offered
something she could only dream of
"Our lives are very hard," she
said, "but at least my children now
have hope for a better life in the fu-
That made me feel good. The
good feeling, like most of those here,
didn't last long.
Within a couple of days of one of
our longer talks when she told me
of her dream of one day moving her
children to the US, he didn't show up
for work. That was unusual, but we
didn't think too much about it at first
until another Iraqi employee, one of
our friend's neighbors, told us she
and her son had been kidnapped.
That has been a couple of weeks
ago. Each day her neighbor gave us
updates. The best news he could give
us was as he and other neighbors
scoured the morgues each day, she
and her son had not been found in
one of them.
Most of us at this point, includ-
ing many of us who had grown too
attached to her family, realize we
probably will never know of what
happened to her, her teenage son and
the two bright younger children with
whom we shared candy, gave stuffed
animals and mugged for dumb pic-
Most of the remainder of her fam-
ily has left Iraq for Syria, which she
told me was not safe but cheaper than
Jordan or Egypt. I found out today her
neighbor has also left the country.
So we all sit here, wait and won-
der. We wonder about whether the
fact she was probably observed com-
ing to work for us, despite her efforts
to cover the fact, led to her kidnap-
ping. We wonder if it was a bag of
candy or some other American prod-
uct we gave her that tipped off the
bad guys; or maybe even one of her
S I wonder if she would still tell me
today that she loved the American
soldiers and that the only time she
and her neighbors felt safe was when
they saw our guys patrolling their
Mainly I wonder about the thin
line of hope she talked about for her
children. Hope for a better future
in a country where, while writing
this column, I have written, deleted
and written again to' eliminate every
possible trace of identity that might
imperil her and her family further. A
country where we blur the faces of
Iraqis in photos we take to protect
That is the country of hope she
I can only hope and pray that she
and her kids still have that hope for a
better life, no matter where they are.
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Twenty years ago, the Baker
County Chamber of Commerce
. sponsored a visioning process for
community leaders. The cham-
ber,, development commission,
City of Macclenny, and county
commissioners identified Baker
County's strengths and weak-
.nesses and developed the Eco-
nomic Development Strategy for
The plan emphasized the need
for ready-to-go industrial sites.
The sitesAould entice prospects
to build manufacturing plants
and distribution centers in the
county. The development would
create high-wage jobs and widen
the county's ad valorem tax base.
The revenue generated from the
property taxes would fund coun-
The plan was simple but the
implementation was another
It took years for the Baker
County Development Commis-
sion, working with the gover-
nor's office and state legislators,
to create the Florida Rural Com-
munity Development Revolving
was a mess!
Last Saturday we had a won-
derful Christmas Parade, as al-
ways, and I was astounded by
the number of people who came
even though the weather was
I must say I'm appalled at the
way parade viewers treated prop-
erty. When the parade ended, all
I saw were empty cups, candy
wrappers and even a half-eaten
turkey leg all thrown on the
Some of the people who set
up lawn chairs earlier in the day
covered them with trash bags,
and after the parade they didn't
fill those bags with trash lying
at their very feet. Instead, they
threw the bags on the ground.
Myself, my 12-year-old son
and two gentlemen I never met
before cleared up the trash left on
the comer where we enjoyed the
It is a shame we think it's the
county jail inmates' job to clean
our messes. Come on, people,
we want our county to look nice,
be safe and grow. These things
can't be done without everyone's
Thanks to everyone who par-
ticipated in the parade; it was a
job well done. Thanks also to our
police officers for the great job
controlling traffic and keeping
Loan Fund. The devel
commission was the firs
cant to borrow money f
loan fund to purchase 12
at Enterprise East. The in
site, two miles east of Ma(
now houses the Wal-Mar
bution Center. Another
expand the industrial par]
for over a half million do
Enterprise West, an
industrial park in Sander
Enterprise East were de
by the Baker County D
ment Commission. The c
sion purchased the sites
Baker County Board o
missioners reimbursed th
opment board their expe
ing the increase in proper
generated from Sanders
Corporation and the V
Distribution Center. The
enue has completely pai(
debt to the state and the
The partnership betv
the county commission
erated over a million d
property tax revenue a
ated over 1000 high-wa
In 2003, property taxes :
two industries generate
10% of the county's tot
erty tax revenue.
Wal-Mart's average w
34% higher than Baker
average private sector
April of 2002 when G
Bush came to Baker C
distribution center's grar
raise for sticking
lopment ing. Currently the facility em-
st appli- ploys approximately 930. Han-
rom the son Roof Tile in Enterprise West
35 acres has recently created 97 jobs and
industrial will be hiring an additional 42
cclenny, employees. Their taxes will also
t Distri- enhance the county's tax base.,
loan to Recently the county commis-
k put the sion passed a, resolution requir-
n in debt ing large-scale developers, De-
llars. velopments of Regional Impact
80-acre (DRIs), to provide industrial sites
son, and either on their developments or
-veloped off-site. Cedar Creek approached
)evelop- the conmnission for a 3,054 acre
:ommis- land use change to the county's
and the comprehensive plan. None of the
Af Corn- acreage was reserved for indus-
te devel- trial, only rooftops and low-wage
nses us- retail jobs. A medical facility and
rty taxes a college campus have been pro-
3on Pipe posed so a handful of high-wage
Val-Mart doctors and educators may be
tax rev- employed.
d off the The developer ignored the
develop- county's resolution requiring an
industrial set aside or acreage off-
teen the site. The commission in response
on and denied the developer's applica-
has gen- tion November 21 to submit the
dollars in land use amendment to the state.
and ere- Submitting the document would
ige jobs. have implied the county agreed
from the in concept to the plan.
ed over The county commission .re-
tal prop- alizes the value of high-wage
jobs and the need to expand the
rage was county's tax base. It needs to be
County's commended for stepping up to
wage in the plate and taking a stand that
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Charged with taking $ 100
from woman in a parking lot
The sheriff's department ar- requested Ms. Rosamonda be the participants in an altercation
rested Daryl Tyson, 18, of Glen brought to the accident scene-off was apologetic for causing po-
St. Mary the afternoon of De- Bob Kirkland Road about 1:20 lice to respond.
cember 1 and charged him with am on December 1. Daniel Thomas, 18, of Glen
the strong arm theft of $100 from Ms. Rosamonda cursed Dep- was arrested the evening of De-
a patron of the E-Z Stop conve- uty Mark Hall as he drove her cember 1 for striking a vehicle
nience store north of Glen St. to the scene, cursed and was at the intersection of Woodlawn
Mary on CR 125. belligerent to officers once she Road and SR 121 and leaving the
Mr. Tyson surrendered to got there and elbowed Deputy scene.
Deputy Brad Dougherty about Bill Starling in the chest when He is accused of scraping the
4:30 after he allegedly sought he returned her to her residence side of a 1998 Ford pickup driven
refuge at the residence of Travis off Cardinal Lane. She blamed by Kim Yarbrough of Sanderson
Tyson just west of the store, police for her juvenile-age son's as she waited to turn at the inter-
Penny Miele, 36, of Glen told predicament. section just after 8:30 pm.
police Mr. Tyson reached into Tina May, 40, of ,Glen St. Deputy Garrett Bennett ques-
her vehicle and took the money Mary likewise lashed out at of- tioned MNr. Thomas after locating
while he argued with one of the ficers for revealing her name as his 1993 Ford Ranger at the Citgo
truck's occupants, Billy Wilker- the complainant on a domestic station' at CR 125 and Interstate
son Jr., over a girl. Also in the violence case off Madison St. 10 and noting damage consis-
vehicle was Mr. Wilkerson's fa- about 5:00 am on December 2. tent with the collision, including
their, who corroborated the story. Deputy Sgt. Michael Crews escapes and a front flat tire.
Deputy Dougherty, also learned said he threatened Ms. May with Mr. Thomas initially denied
the suspect has two outstanding a Taser gun after she engaged. in involvement, then admitted he
Baker County warrants for fail- a tugging match when he arrest- \\ as chasing another vehicle oc-
ure to appear in court. ed her for disnipting the peace. cupied by his estranged 17-.ear-
Youfig Mr. Tyson told the by cursing loudly and resisting old girlfriend.
officer. Ms. Miele arranged to without violence. .Ms. May ap- Damage to the vehicles was
meet him at the store to purchase parently summoned police to a estimated at $2000.
pills. nearby residence where one of
In other arrests, Karen Rosa-
monda, 47, of Macclenny was
charged with resisting an officer'
without violence and disorderly,
conduct after she became angry
at the scene of an accident in,
which her son was charged with
FHP Trooper Dan Myers
Vandals did $1000 in damage,
to property around a construction
site at Cypress.Pointe in northeast
Macclenny over the weekend.
A portable toilet owned by
Farmer John's of Callahan sus-
tained an estimated $500 dam-
age when it was turned over and
smashed between December 2-4
when construction by Maronda
Homes shut down for the week-
end. Nearby, someone severed,:
a power pole at ground level,
resulting in an equal .amount of,
Two vending machines be-
longing to Pepsi-Cola were van-
dalized the same night in Mac-
clenny and Glen St. Mary when
The one at Bennett's Feed on
US 90 west in Macclenny did not
have drinks or money in it; an-.
other at Higginbotham's Towing
in west Glen likely was looted of
-An undetermined amount of
damage was sustained at Baker
Con nt High School when some-
one shot at least three .30 caliber
bullets into the door and window
of Building 12, and into a win-
dow at Building 1. Police found
bullet fragments and shell cas-
ings to identify the caliber. The
vandalism occurred overnight
And even front-yard inflatable
snowmen aren't secure as one
was slashed with a sharp object
on the property of Elizabeth Fri-
go on US 90 in east Macclenny.
The owner said she was alert-
ed by noise about 10:00 pm on
December 3 and saw what ap-
peared to be teenagers fleeing in
a black Chevrolet pickup. Ms.
Frigo followed the vehicle west
before losing sight of it around
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A stepson admitted to a sher- All three firearms ere \ allied
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dence of Lee Cochran of Glen St. on December 3 the pistols were
Marn about two weeks ago. missing from a plastic case un-
Jeremy Creekmore. 22, also der a bed and the shotuin from a
told police his motive was to sell closet. The stepson said he took
or trade both pistols. .22 and .32 the items early one morning while
caliber, and a shotgun for crack Mr. Cochran \\as at work and oth-
cocaine. ers at the residence were asleep.
The suspect during an inter- In an unrelated case, Mark
view with Deputy Erick Deloach Doyle of Glen St. Mary reported
said one of the trades went awry November 28 the likely theft of a
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showing the pistols to took off at a turke\ shoot earlier in the
running with them. He did not month sponsored by the Twin
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but said it was in tie early morn- Mr. Doyle told Deputy Patrick
ing hours outside the Club 229 McGauley he initial]. believed
north of Sanderson. the gun valued at $225 was re-
Mr. Creekmore then went to moved from a table by mistake
Margaretta where he claims he during the November 18 event
traded the break-barrel shotgun off SR 121 north. When it was
to a black male named "Dubee" not returned he filed the com-
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An Olustee man faces charges fear of retribution. The couple drop off children.
of domestic violence battery and had been separated a year. Summer Rhoden, 20, of Mac-
aggravated assault after alleg- The sheriff's department also clenny filed a similar complaint
edly attacking his ex-wife at her responded last week to two bat- against Cynthia Pearce, 42, al-
residence off Clete Harvey Road tery calls, both of which resulted leging the latter .slapped her
near Sanderson the evening of in criminal complaints, when she went to.a residence off
December 3. Bernice Harris,35, of Jackson- Williamson Road in Macclenny
Kim Hodges, 46, told police ville told police she was struck to pick up a child.
that Charlie Hodges, 47, came in the face by Shachara Jackson, Ms. Pearce currently has a
to her residence uninvited and 27, of Sanderson while seated in pending criminal" complaint
slapped the rear of her head as she a vehicle off Tony Givens Road. against Ms. Rhoden, and Deputy
sat in a chair following an argu- Ms. Harris had gone there about James Parham III advised the
ment. He then allegedly choked 8:20 pm with boyfriend Joe Wil- two parties to avoid each other.
her after she stood up, picked her son Jr., also of Jacksonville, to,
up and dropped her body .onto a to
nearby couch before again chok- inin* F
ing her and beating her head into W IN I I.
Ms. Hodges, who has been 7 F 7
October, said he threatened to" -'
kill her and shoot himself, or -
burn down the residence with
her inside .
Deputy Sgt. Michael Crews- M -
said a shotgun and pistol were'
retrieved from Mr. Hodges' ve-
hicle when he x, as arrested. He7
also said the husband appeared 2
The couple's son and a female.
both 15. witnessed the attack and
fledito the rear of the residence J
for safety. The girl initially di- RAW ..
aled the 911 to call for help, butI "
hung up. \\When the emergency.
operator called back, she did not
ansWer it as demanded b- Mr. .. ,
Hodges and he threv a portable
phone. striking her in the head.
heroM ehbdgdles t igtCrews Baker County Health Department
her e-htc sand had a length his-
tory of domestic i jolence against
her but she did not report it for I 1111 11 ii E
will be activated V TL SHOTS
Get ready for a big change just F Ul
south of Interstate 10 and SR 228
(South 5th St.).
through the area withoutt inter- INALLY HERE
ference will soon be diminished
greatly as the signal light in front
of the new Wal-Mart Superstore 0
is activated next Monday, De- .
member 11. The signal, as many
are aware, has been on the Nel BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
A* lowN-caution flash mode for Se' -
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traffic in the area increases next Must have a.high risk factor at this time.
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The light controls traffic flow H t rk
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lot, north and south on SouthC
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traffic onto and off Spence Road (High blood pressure is not considered a high risk condition)
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Violates court order
by entering nail salon
Indian villa e
The~ Bak, r Comm Hiph ~lHis iorv Clubi
braiurht b,,zcl,i ntiadin~n atittr anl
absenice ~ oft .tour cars ,itNovernbe-i
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lad If~l LI l/aiee'titthe tieled berw-e lithei
highi ic/ihol '"id U', isidi t1/n,/i iaId
elonrearar,' indents f/vr itwart CdOld,
stdnsicic e tpostf[.- i dk lplavN C,' t
tIle on tedi, Gret Plaws aaid maulfuirif
co- ~minining op p/iotaJo uihReciii.ei
Aiorm,711i T/it' BCHS L liii) anbaisbei a
about I 5(1 ,na,,/titn. Maid Nr. Hart,.v
I-10 tailgater is a
A St. George, Ga. man who. pickup oer on US 9
alleged tadilgated another \est- Correctional Instimt
bound motorist on Interstate 10 The officer said
and at one point got close enough the eastbound picku
to tap his pickup with the vehicle just before 2:00 amn
in front of him was arrested for ber 2. and noted it ve
DUI after he parked it at Coun- eastboundd lane befo
try Club Lounge in south Mac- the road shoulder. N
clenny. failed field sobriet
Virgil Williams. 39. appeared breathal) zer tests re;
intoxicated and disoriented \hen and .209. just undei
questioned b\ Deput. Mark Hall what Florida consid
about 10:00 pm on No\ ember 30 toxicated.
after the officer found him asleep Deputy Anderso
in the driver's seat of a 1999 report notes he thr
Ford. The truck's engine was still McCloud with a Ta
running and the headlights on. him from walking
Deputy. Hall \%as sent to the scene and posing
scene south of 1-10 in response himself and nearby t
to a complaint by Aaron Frank In other arres
of Starke. The latter initially ad- Loonsfoot. 38. ofMNh
vised the Florida High\w ay Patrol charged w ith disorder
of Mr. Willians' reckless dri\ ing tion after she \%as fo
after Mr. Frank moved out of the in a van parked on I
fast lane to allowed the pickup in Macclenny.
to pass. The Ford turned into the Deputy Hall said
slow er lane and continued to tail- the scene the ever
gate as close as six inches. then 'ember 30 after a c
followed Mr. Frank off at SR Y\onne McDonald,
121. acquainted with Ms
His cellphone lost power and
Mr. Frank called police from
the Exxon Store adjacent to the 5
lounge, and pointed out Mr. Wil-
liams' vehicle to Deputy Hall.
The driver refused to sub- \\ell Dripin
mit to field sobriety testing or
the breathalyzer once at county Septic T
jail. He told the officer he had. a
few beers and some prescription
Deputy Ben Anderson
charged Jonathan McCloud, 44, WE'RE
of Femandina Beach with drunk
driving after he pulled the speed- -.
ing motorist's 1997 Chevrolet IS *
0 near Baket
p at 80 mph
eered into the
ore pulling to
y tests and
r three times
ers to be in-
n s incident
aser to keep
a danger to
North 5th St.
1 he went to
ling of No-
\\ho is not
She said the suspect knocked on
her door and w hen told to leave
went to the vehicle and got in-
side. She %\as charged also w ith
trespass and resisting police be-
cause she initially refused to gi\e
her name and Social Security
Similar charges were filed De-
cember I against Joseph Nlarek.
18, of NlacclennN after he failed
a to initially heed, Deputy Darrin
Whitaker's order to remain .'at..
the scene of an accident on Bob
Kirkland Road. Mr. Marek also
resisted being handcuffed before"
he was placed in a patrol car as-
signed to FHP Trooper Dan My-.
ers, who was investigating the
accident just before 2:00 am.
Deputy James Parham charged
Harold Beach. no age or address
listed, with being drunk and stag-
gering in traffic on Lo%%der St.
near 9th St. in south Macclenny.
The incident took place the after-
noon of December 1.
The suspect is said to be
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A Glen St. Mary man faces
a charge of violating a domes-
tic violence protection oider by
showing up ataMacclenn) salon
and arguing with his estranged
wife over a cell phone he had
Deputy Garrett Bennett ar-
rested Charles Ferguson. 25, at
his address on Hollie Road the
afternoon of November 27.
Earlier. Mr. Ferguson alleg-
edly entered Red Nails on South
6th and demanded he be given
back the phone so he could con-
tact their child. When Amber Fer-
guson, 18. of Maxville resisted.
he grabbed the phone out of her
lap and left the premises. A sa-
lon employee corroborated NMs.
Ferguson's version of events.
A criminal complaint for a
similar violation \\as filed the
follow ing da\. naming Cornelius
Ruise. 22, of Margaretta, \who al-
legedly forced his estranged girl-
friend Crostal Haygood. 23. of
Sanderson to give him a ride.
The woman said she was in
the parking lot of Cuz's One-Stop
in Sanderson that morning about
10:00 when Mr. Ruise jumped
into her vehicle demanding a
ride. He fled on foot when her
vehicle was stopped by Deputy
Brad Dougherty for a traffic vio-
$ 7K station
is said stolen
A 48-port s" itch relay station
valued at $7000 \%as reported
stolen from the nearly completed
Wal-Mart Supercenter at SR 228
and Interstate 10 late last month.
According to a spokesman for
Elkins Construction of Jackson-
ville, the general contractor, the
unit was scheduled to be installed
this week at the rear office por-
tion of the 150.000 square foot
store set to open in middle or late
The theft occurred between
,i November 22-28. said Mike
' Shelton, a sub-contractor for El-
In other thefts, an ATV % alued
at $4300 was taken from an open
shed on the property of Mark
Donley off CR 127 north. He
reported the theft on December
2 and said it occurred since No-
vember 29. It was a Polaris brand
and the \ vehicle number \"as en-
tered into a crime computer.
Mark Ta hlor reported the theft
of an FM power amplifier from
his residence off Cottontail Dr.
near Glen St. Mar\ sometime
betw een late September and No-
\ember 28. There is a suspect in
nation on CR 139 in Margaretta.
The officer said Ms. Haygood
did not advise him at that time
she had ah active restraining'or-
der against Mr. Ruise, the father
of her three children. .
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This winner is a 'big loser'
Jack Hinson kicked soft drink, other habits to ose 100-plus pounds
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Back in April, Jack Hinson
got some serious news from Dr.
"Your blood sugar count is
317, Jack. You have got to do
something to help yourself," the
Macclenny doctor told him.
By his own admission, Mr.
Hinson had seriously let himself
go. The Glen St.
Mary resident was
*tipping the scales
-'at 291 pounds. He
was addicted to
a 12-pack daily.
:It wasn't uncom-
mon for him to eat
supper three times
while he watched
television late into
"I didn't just
eat a few pieces of
chicken or a few
ribs. I ate an entire
plate of chicken or
ribs," he recalls.
Then more Coke." 'i
Mr. Hinson de- "
veloped high blood
,pressure and dia-
betes, which his
' /weight gain ag- ,
;gravated. 'I was a
mess," he admit
-as he looks at a
photo of his former
hefty self taken last
,spring. ..-.. H,,,f..-..
s Back in 1991,
'Mr. Hinson suf-
fered an accident that nearly.
:severed his right hand. Recon-
structive surgery, poorly per-
"formed, left him disabled. It was
:a struggle to find work, as em-
;ployers were reluctant to hire
'someone with his disability. He
spent years searching fruitlessly
for an opportunity and finally
:resolved himself to the fact that
,.no one would hire him.
: He hated the idea of not con-
tributing so he devoted himself
,,to the care of his three children.
which allowed his \ife Wendy
ito \\ ork full-time. He took care
,of the housework, running the
vacuum cleaner with his good
*.arm, got meals on the table
,,and made sure homework as-
signments were complete. He
gained a new respect for what
housewives and working moth-
ers handled in their lives.
SAlthough Mr. Hinson never
*,neglected helping his family, he
eventually neglected taking care
"When no one has the confi-
dence to give you a chance for
employment and you're at home
looking at those four walls all
the time, well, that can do some-
thing to a man's pride," he said.
"I just let myself go and gradu-
ally my weight ballooned up to
Dr. Scarborough had helped
Mr. Hinson get considerable re-
lief from a back problem and
managed the ongoing care of his
disabled hand. Now, the doctor
kindly but directly informed his
patient of the cold, hard outcome
of his situation if he continued to
gain weight and consume mas-
sive amounts of sugar.
"He told me if I kept on my
current path, I would end up in
a wheel chair, possibly suffer
a stroke or die from a heart at-
tack," says Mr. Hinsorn. "I heard
him loud and clear."
Mr. Hinson credits God with
opening his ears that day and let-
ting Dr. Scarborough's message
make a strong impact. That day
in the doctor's office, he reached
deep down inside himself and
made a commitment to change.
He decided not to resort to or-
ganizations like Weight Watch-
ers. He felt it more important to
lose the weight on his own. He.
quit drinking Coke and substi-
tuted Seven-Up Plus made with
fruit juice and Splenda, which
Dr. Scarborough recommended
to help manage his sugar levels.
He cut down on portion sizes
of meat and raised his intake of
Vegetables and fruit. He stopped
eating after 10:00 in the eve-
ning. It took thirty days to suc-
cessfully alter his eating habits
and get accustomed to his new
diet regime. Sometimes it was a
"Watching someone drink a
Coke man that was murder,",
Mr. Hinson laughs.
After 30 days he started in-
corporating exercise. The sup-
port of family helped him stick
to it. The entire family would go
to the middle school and hike
around the track. Mr. Hinson be-
gan using martial arts stretching
and kicking routines to burn the
calories. If he got to 25 repeti-
tions, he'd push on to 100. The
fact that it was summer helped,
too. He just pretended he was in
a sauna at the gym, sweating off
At home, he was eating
grapefruit and making fresh car-
rot and orange juice and enjoy-.
ing the special Sev-
en Up Plus drink
with no guilt. The
weight began to fall
off steadily, then
S His pant size
decreased by 1-2
inches weekly and
there were a some,
weeks hq lost as
much as 18 pounds.
Every week he had
to'buy a new pair
of pants in a small-
er size. His weekly
losses were doc-
umented by Dr.
Every time he
was tempted to go
off his routine he
would declare to
himself "My wife
and kids need me
n -., and my life is worth
more than a damn
plate of ribs!"
y. To date, Mr.
Hinson has lost
over 100 pounds
and is maintain-
al enoe ing his weight at
190. He no longer
has to take oral insulin for the
type II diabetes he was plagued
with and Dr. Scarborough re-
cently took him off the medicine
that was controlling high blood
When asked what she wanted
for her upcoming birthday, Mr.
Hinson's wife looked lovingly
at her husband wearing size 32
jeans and said, "This is my pres-
ent a new,, healthy husband."
Mr. Hinson says he has actu-
all\ enjo ed losing the N\eight
anld still ha SOmie \ork to do
on the "'love ha ndles'" around
his middle, but at this point he
is confident those will disappear
With his new, deep commit-
ment to health, his faith in God
and his attentive doctor, he feels
he can't go wrong.
"And I've got my trusty Sev-
en Up Plus," he smiles. They
must make this stuff in Heaven.
I couldn't have made it thisfar
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after pleas on
5 drug cases
A Margaretta man was sen-
tenced on December 4 to 30
months in prison after pleading
to five drug-related cases involv-
ing sale and possession with
intent to sell crack cocaine. All
involve buys made by confiden-
tial informants working for the
Cornelius Ruise 1II, 22, will
be on drug offender probation for
two years following his release.A
companion charge of driving on
a suspended license was dropped
in return for his plea this week,
but Circuit Judge David Glant
also suspended Mr. Ruise's driv-
er's license for two years during
his probationary period.
Mr. Ruise was named just last
week in a criminal complaint for
violating a domestic violence in-
junction when he forced his es-
tranged girlfriend and the mother
of their three children to give
him a ride November 27 from
Sanderson to Margaretta. That
complaiiint will be filed with the
state attorney's office and did not
figure into this week's sentenc-
Mr. Ruise has an arrest record
reaching back to juvenile age for
school-related offenses. He had
a string of arrests for offenses
ranging from burglary to kidnap-
ping in Columbia County but
was never prosecuted.
In other cases this week, Josh-
ua Hall drew a six-month county
jail sentence followed by a three-
year drug offender probation in
return for a plea to burglary and
Justin Harvey, pleaded no
contest to felony driving with a
suspended license and got a year
and one day in state custody, and
Tessa Lombardi will serve an
18-month probation sentence for
sale and possession of controlled
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday December 7, 2006 Page 7
Lucas Mattox Gibson
Brother born on
Jacob Gibson, along with
parents Darren and Linda Gibson
of Macclenny are pleased to
announce the birth of Lucas
Mattox Gibson. Lucas was
born at St. Vincents Hospital on
'November 7, 2006, weighed 8
pounds, 14 ounces and was 21
Maternal grandparents are
Robert Harvey of Salt Springs
.and the late Jeanine Harvey.
Paternal grandparents are
Barbara Gibson of Macclenny
and the late Danny Gibson.
Reagan and Emma Goff
Gofftwins Nov. 22
Lexi Goff is proud to
announce the birth of her twin
sisters, Reagan Elizabeth and
Emma Renee. They were born
at Shands Jacksonville on
November 22. Reagan weighed
5 pounds, 9 ounces and Emma
weighed 5 pounds, 6.4 ounces.
Their mother is April Goff of
Grandparents are Clyde and
.Kathy Goff of Moniac and great-
grandmother is Shirley Harvey
IH AWJPPY B)IRTH I$EA YC
Daddy, Missy, Rasheem, &Jared
Wyatt Montgomery Robbins
Son joins family
Belinda and Scott Robbins
of Jacksonville are pleased to
announce the birth of Wyatt
Montgomery Robbins. He was
born on November 21 at Baptist
Hospital and weighed 7 pounds,
11 ounces and was 21 inches
Proud grandparents are
Aubrey and June Johnson of
Glen St. Mary and Marvin and
Loraine Robbins of Florala,
Ms. Sprout and Mr. Staler
Staier Sprout to:
wed December 9
David Staier and Ashley
Sprout are happy to announce
their upcoming wedding on
Saturday, December 9, 2006 at
1:00 pm at the Club Continental
on the St. Johns River in Orange
Ashley is the daughter of
Diane Smith of Macclenny and
the late Hollis Sprout. David
is the son of Sonny and Renee
Staler of Sanderson.
The couple will reside in
Sanderson after their honeymoon
cruise to the Eastern Caribbean.
All family and friends are
cordially invited to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. Shealy
Married in Vegas
Suzanne Rhoden and Paul
Shealy are proud to announce
their recent marriage November
25, 2006, at the Belleza
Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Following their honeymoon
in Las Vegas, the couple now
resides in Jacksonville with
plans to relocate to Macclenny
in the near future.
/ Suzanne is the Marketing
Director for Neurology Assoc-
iates of North Florida, Inc. Paul
is the Superintendent of New
Home Building Construction
for Mattamy Homes, Inc.
Suzanne is the daughter of
Marcus and Gale Rhoden of
Macclenny. Paul is the son of
Anne Green and the late Whitey
Green of Macclenny and Marvin
and Ginger Shealy of Suwannee,
to be held Dec. 9
The 1st annual Festival of
Lights Holiday breakfast will be
Saturday, December 9 at Heri-
tage Park from 7:00 9:00 am.
All you can eat pancake
breakfast with coffee or milk
for $3.00. Fresh smoked sau-
sage, bacon or ham available for
additional charge. Fresh made
cane syrup at the Bennet Syrup
House. Visit with City Manag-
er Gerald Dopson, City Mayor
Gary Dopson, City Commis-
sioners and Bobby Steele ( Wal-
Mart Distribution Center)
Activities, entertainment and
other events from 10:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m. The park closes at
Democrats to meet
on December 7th
The Democratic Party of
Baker County will hold its
end of the year meeting on
Thursday, December 7 at 7:00
pm in the Baker County Board
of Commissioner's Chambers at
55 N. 3rd St. Anyone interested
in working with The Democratic
Party is encouraged to attend.
Monda at 500Ip
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The Baker County Chamber of Commerce would lik
tthank the following businesses for providing fruit,
f~V candy and their support for the children at the
1'" A Touch of Spring Florist
;4. Baker County Family YMCA
Loyal Order of the Moose
Macclenny Veterinary Clinic
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to small town
It's 24 hours before Christ-
mas and everything that could
go wrong in the town of Tuna,
Texas, is guaranteed to happen
as BCHS presents the hilarious
comedy, A Tuna Christmas this
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at
7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm
in the Baker High auditorium.
In addition to all the normal
traumas that afflict the wacky
citizens of Texas' third smallest
town, a Christmas Phantom is
wrecking the annual Christmas
yard display contest. The Phan-
tom puts boxer shorts on all the
sheep in the nativity scene and
the town is in a tizzy to find the
culprit. If that's not enough, the
power company is threatening
to turn the lights off on the Little
Theatre's production of A Christ-
mas Carol if they don't pay an
overdue light bill.
A Tuna Christmas is one of
the most popular holiday plays
each year for good reason. The
bizarre characters are memora-
ble and very familiar to anyone
who lives in a small town. There
are also some tender moments in
addition to the toy sack full of
Thomas Elledge and Garrett
Lucas are newscasters Thurston
Wheelis and Arles Struvie. Alex
Gotay,Alyssa Fernandez, Corryn
Medecke and Dylan Gerard are
the very dysfunctional Bumiller
family. Jamie Buford and Spen-
cer Norman-Gerard are Didi and
The Central Center is in need
of a gas commercial stove. If
you have one for sale or would
like to donate a stove, please
call Marva Williams at 275-
2770. The stove will be used for
preparing meals for our senior
citizens at the new senior center
Mom, Dad, Troy, Mama and Family
Table Linens & Chair Covers
Column Sets & Candelabras
S *Tables & Chairs
259-839? t 571-6620
CR 127 N., Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 10:00 am
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Evening Prayer Ser. 7:30 pm
Pastor: Oral E. Lyons r
Mt. Zion N.C.
121 North t 259-4461
Pastor Tim Cheshire
Sunday School 9:-15 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 adm
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 pm
Jesus answered, Verily, verily I
say unto thee, except a man be
born of water and of the Spirit,
he cannot enter into the king-
donm of God." John 3:5
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RR Snavely, of Didi's Used Guns
and Knives. Trey Orberg is Petey
Fisk, Richard Moore is Joe Bob
Lipsey the "flamboyant" director
of the community theatre, Eliza-
beth Russell is Pearl Burris and
Erika Kozier is her friend Dixie
Deberry. Daniel Wilbanks is
Sherrif Givens and TJ Wasburn
and Taylor Hartley are the midg-
ets Farley and Phoebe. Gentri
Billotte is Vera Carp, who has
won the yard display contest for
14 years running. Sarah Nichols
and Sally Huggins are Helen and
Inita, waitresses at the Tastee
A Tuna Christmas is a great
way to start the holiday season
off with a laugh.
Happy jst Birthday
Miracle Breanne Thornton
Thomas Elledge and Garrett Lucas broadcast the news on KTNA.
Thomas Elledge and Garrett Lucas broadcast the news on KTNA.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday December 7, 2006 P
dies Dec. 3rd
Mr. Edmond "Ed" Emilo
DeVevo, Sr., 84, of Macclenny
died Sunday, December 3, 2006
at his residence. He was born on
October 18, 1922 in Barnwell,
SC. He :.
31 years ago
He was a
business- '4 ."
ing and ,
stations and Mr. DeVevo
in the United States Army. He
was always prepared to lend
a helping hand, and enjoyed
fishing, traveling, and most of all
spending time with his family.
He was the son of the late Tony
and Kellar Hutto DeVevo and
was predeceased by his daughter
Survivors include his wife
of 60 years, Frances Lloyd
DeVevo of Macclenny; children
Edmond (Janice) DeVevo, Jr. of
Jacksonville, Knolan DeVevo
of West Palm Beach, Sharon
(Wayne) Holt of Orange Park,
Vivian (John) Smith, Selina
(Steve) Waddell and LaMonda
(Michael) Moseley all of Mac-
clenny; sisters Margaret Rogers
of Atlanta, Madonna Godwin
of Jacksonville; sisters-in-law
Wanda DeVevo of Jacksonville
and Jean Williams of Sylvania,
Ga; 15 grandchildren and 27
The funeral service will be
held in the chapel of Ferreira
Funeral Services in Macclenny
on Thursday, December 7, at
11:00 am with pastors James
Scott and Tommy Ledford
officiating. Interment will follow
in Riverside Memorial Park.-
Mattie Lou Ellis,
a Chipley native
Mattie Lou Ellis, 98, of
Jacksonville died on Sunday,
December 3, 2006 at Memorial
Hospital. Ms. Ellis was born in
Chipley, Fla on September 19,
1908. She worked as a registered
nurse for many years. She is pre-
deceased by her parents and her
husband John Wayne Parish.
Survivors include son Grady
"Dewey" (Judy) Ellis, Jr. of Mac-
clenny; grandchildren, Gregg
Parish of Jacksonville, Becky
Davis of Colorado and Richard
Ellis of Macclenny; great-
grandchildren Brittany, Chasity,
Kristi and Haley.
The graveside service was
held on Tuesday, December 5,
at Long Branch Cemetery with
Pastor Richard Fish officiating.
The arrangements were under
the direction of Fraser-Ferreira
Bryce T Finley
dies December 1
Bryce Taylor Finley, 3V2
months, of Macclenny died Fri-
day, December 1, 2006. He was
born in Jacksonville and resided
in Macclenny. He was a mem-
ber of the First United Method-
ist Church of Macclenny. He
was predeceased by his paternal
grandfather Dennis "Dub" Fin-
ley, and his maternal grandfather
Survivors include parents
John and Donna Finley; sis-
ter Blair Finley; brothers John
L. Finley, Jr, Blane Finley and
Brady Finley, all of Macclenny;
paternal grandmother Mildred
Finley of Macclenny and mater-
nal grandmother Gloria Taylor of
The funeral service was held
Tuesday, December 5 at 11:00
am at the First Baptist Church of
Macclenny with Rev. John Hay,
pastor of the First Methodist
Church of Macclenny, officiat-
ing. Interment followed at Wood-
lawn Cemetery in Macclenny.
Arrangements were under the di-
rection of Guerry Funeral Home
Joan Merritt dies
Joan Lynette Merritt, 42, of
Mount Dora, Fla. died Saturday,
November 25, 2006. She was a
native of Eustis and resided in
Mount Dora for one year.
She is survived by husband
Charles Merritt of Jacksonville;
father Charles E. Woods of
Jacksonville; mother Druzella
Warford of Pigeon Forge, Tenn;
sisters Angela James of Califor-
nia and Sheila Marie of Iowa;
grandmother Evelyn Woods of
The... funeral arrangements
were handled by Archie Tanner
Funeral Home of Starke.
In Memory of
From the tree of life, each leaf
must fall, the green, the gold, the
one in God's
love He gath-
ers all. h
ence we miss, FE
forgetting you !: t
YouR LOVING WIFE, IRENE
& YOUR CHILDREN,
RITA, BARBARA & MICHAEL
& pictures FREE!
TREE LIGHTING & REMEMBRANCE SERVICE
Saturday December 9, 2006 at 6:00 pmin
in the Fenreira Chapel
It P; 11 0 t111C Of It',t'llltt1',lC ibl ,d '/ .'fe t ittii Of tilt' li ite t 110111 0i,t',d Ofic"
A specifil nioinori'l tree will i'e lit dtiinug the ceremol. ,i.
We 'oili like CIcliach fi 'tihi to 1'l iIng tn oI 01 IhaIient
repi2'snthtl'c o doer Srilh meet, /r 5I9C seci7 t' 0111 he. ..:
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250 North Lowder Street ~ 259-5700
dies December 1
William Raleigh Knabb, 64,
of Lake City died Friday, De-
cember 1, 2006. He was born
in Macclenny and lived in Lake
City most of his life. Mr. Knabb
enjoyed spending time at the riv-
er, fishing, cooking and spending
time with his family and special
friend (Tippy). He is predeceased
by his father and mother Billy
and Fannye Knabb.
He is survived by his wife
Mary Knabb of Lake City; son
William (Sheila) Knabb; grand-
children Kyle and Lexie Knabb
of Macclenny; sister Lissie
(Mike) McCauley; sisters-in-law
Pat (Harry) Guerry and Cheryl
(Tommy) Whigham, all of Lake
City; many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held
Monday, December 4 at 3:00 pm
at Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral
Home and Chapel. Interment
followed at Memorial Cemetery.
/Arrangements were handled by
Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral
Home. In lieu of flowers dona-
tions may be made to Haven
Hospice Capital Campaign of
the Suwannee Valley, 618 SW
Florida Gateway Drive, Lake
City, FL, 32024. Please sign the
guest book at www.gatewayfor-
In Memory of
Tomorrow will be twenty years
since you were taken from me,
You were my only child and
I didn't understand how this
People kept telling me over and'
over, "It will get better with
time", but time moved on, and
you were still gone, and all that
hurt was stuck inside.
Then I let Jesus into my life, He
cleansed the anger and strife .
Now finally I feel good in his
As I rise to meet each day, I
don't pray to die, I pray to meet
you in the sweet bye and bye.
GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN
Monday 5:00 PM
eN Hop for the C oimnmitl,
Five Churtches Road
Hwy. 127 S.indt1rsi,,, FL
Sunday School q:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Wnrship l:0il a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Evern4* Sunday Night Service 7:00 p.m.
\. Iell l1: 'illiamn. -Pansor /
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Edna Dyal Smith
of Providence dies
Edna Dyal Smith, 80, of Pro-
vidence, Fla. died November 29,
2006 at North Florida Regional
Medical Center in Gainesville
after an extended illness. Mrs.
Smith was born in Patterson,
Ga. and moved to Florida in
1946. She had lived in the
Providence area for 50 years and
was a member of the Providence
Village Baptist Church. She was
a clerk at Karen's Kwik Stop in
Lake Butler for 20 years.
Ms. Smith was loved by
everyone for her good home
cooking, her friendly ways and
loving smile, her lemon pound
cake, her love of others and
her peacekeeping skills. She
was known to most as "Granny
Smith" or "Mama.' Mrs. Smith
was preceded in death by her
husband Henton Lee Smith; son
Jerry Smith; sisters Marion Cox
and Glenda Browning.
Survivors include daughters
Kathy Harris of Macclenny
and Karen Cossey of Lake
Butler; sons Dale, Timmy and
Bruce Smith of Lake Butler;
sisters Elma Carter and Molly
Aldridge, both of Waycross,
Ga.; brothers Lewis J. Dyal Jr
and Bennie Dyal of Waycross,
and Ronnie Dyal of Lake Butler;
17 grandchildren and 29 great-
The funeral service was
Saturday, December 2 at the
Providence Village Baptist
Church with Rev. Bo Hammock
officiating. Interment was in Old
Providence Cemetery. Archer
Funeral Home of Lake Butler
was in charge of arrangements.
CO)N .EGAT ION.A\ L
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mduv School -n i,.c 1 O1.1 am
S 'nda N ',i t iei ia ,, o :'. 1. i nI
\ed. Night Seivkc I)() pm
Where Everyone is Somebody and
Jesus is the Leader
Pastor Rev. Ernie Terrell
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St.,259-6059,
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
II 11:0 .if n
:'. ,;' "' : \\cd. Bible Sn.id
Saw F. Kitchiug
93 N. 5th St., Macclenny ~ 259-3551
Sunday School: 10:00 am
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am
Sunday Youth: 6:00 pm
Wednesday Dinner: 5:45 pm
Wednesday Worship: 6:15 pm
John L. Hay, Jr., Pastor
First Baptist Church
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
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
Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Night Service
Radio WJXR 92.1 Sunday
St Peters Anglican Fellowship
Minnesota Ave. Macclenny, Fla.
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am
23-A-to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J. C. Lauramore Welcomes All
Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us
Glen Friendship Tabernacle
Clinton Ave. Glen St. Mary
WJXR Radio Service Sunday.... 8:30 am
Morning Worship Service ...... 10:30 am
Children's Church ........... 11:30 am
Evangelistic .................. 6:00 pm
Bible Study (Wed.)............. 7:30 pm
Rev. Albert Starling Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521
Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 AM. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.M.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500
:. Fifth lSt. ':- &..9-05 31
*I. l M nln,, F rq T A S;' '\k mIB-1 PauIl HaleF
SSunIay Sthool 0:30 am Wednesday Bible Study :00 pm
? Sunday Morning Worship 10:15 am Thursday Youth 7:00 pm
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Nur,,,rv pr.o idd .i.r all ulRfl I-I
S "1 Loring Church with a Growing I ision of Excellence-"
Sptidal Blessings Stho," Rrjdiness centerr 2'150 iot,
First Baptist Church
AiGLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA
-4 Be.coi o Sunday School 9:45 AM
Baker Clv" Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM
Dr. Walter Bennett, Interim Sr. Pastor
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor
Senior Pastor Independent Pentecostal Church
David Thomast. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny
2594940 Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny
Common Ground Sunday
Common Ground Wed. (Teens)
God Kids Sunday
God Kids Wednesday
Guerry Funeral Home
We are a family owned company with two locations
serving our respective communities. If you have a question about
a funeral with burial or a funeral with cremation, call us.
Guerry Funeral Home's reputation was built on caring for your family.
420 E. Macclenny Ave. (U.S. 90 East)
2659 S.W. Main Blvd. (U.S. 41 South)
Bill Guerry and Bryan Guerry, Funeral Directors
Larry Williams, Office Administrator
'Buzzer basket'by Hinson powers Cats
overBroncs; losses to Raiders, 1st Coast
Thorne Crowley goes for the layup against Stanton. PHOTO BY SPENCER GERARD
Stanton beats Wildcats;
Lake City humbles them
This past week was one that
Baker High, basketball coach
Charles Ruise would like to for-
After last week's dramatic
last-second win over Baldwin,
the Cats came into the week mo-
tivated but apprehensive. They
were facing two good teams who
would answer a lot of questions
about the Cats' playing ability.
Stanton Prep gets consistent
scoring from its guards and Co-
lumbia High is loaded with tal-
ented athletes. The Columbia
game on Friday was one that
Coach Ruise was pointing to as
a yardstick for judging how his
team was progressing.
The answers \\ weren't the ones
They lost a tight game to Stan-
ton and were blown out by Co-
lumbia High in one of the worst
defeats in recent memory.
The 57-51 loss to Stanton on
Nov. 30 was a hard-fought affair.
Stanton held a ten-point phls lead
throughout most of the fourth
quarter, but some timely three-'
point shooting from Thorne
Crowley helped to trim the lead-
near the end.
The Cats and the Blue Devils
battled back and forth in the ear-
ly going. Crowley and Ike Parker
were shooting well in the first
period and it was knotted 10-10
at the end of the first.
Blue Devil guard Eric Yi got
the hot hand in the second, hit-
ting 7 of Stanton's 15 points. The'
Wildcats were struggling from
the field, however and Stanton
pulled out to a 25-19 lead. They
built on the lead in the third pe-
riod, going up 44-28.
Stanton held the Cats at arm's
length until near the end of the
fourth period. In the last three
minutes of the game Crowley
nailed three 3-point shots to
make it interesting at the end.
But despite the pickup in inten-,
sity, the Cats couldn't narrow the
gap any more and fell to defeat.
Crowley led thle way with 16
points. Parker had 14 points and
7 rebounds and Nate Strachen
12. Delano Paige added 7 points
and Jamal Lee a bucket.
The Cats traveled to Lake
City on Friday to take on Colum-
bia High in a much anticipated
matchup. There are a lot of fam-
ily connections between players
on the Tigers and the Wildcats
and it is always a talking point in
It was the Tigers who were do-
ing both the talking and the hot
shooting from the start on their
way to a 60-29 win. The athletic
Tigers opened the game red hot.
CHS jumped out to a 27-14
lead after the first period, with
12 of those points coming from
outside the three-point line. They
built on their lead by dumping in
'18 second quarter points while
completely huntingg down the
Wildcat offense to just 4 points
to take a 45-18 halftime lead.
The Tigers built on that lead
in the third period, outscoring the
Wildcats 11-5. Neither team did
much offensively in the fourth
period, but by then the damage
Crowley was the only Cat to
manage double figures with 11
points. Strachen had 5, Parker
4, Blake Rowan and Joe Reed 3
The Wildcats travel to Suwan-
nee on Friday and host Hilliard
on Saturday night. JV plays at 6
pm and varsity at 7:30 pm.
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Brittany Hinson sank a bas-
ket at the buzzer to power the
Baker High Wildcats past the
Middleburg Broncos 47-46.
The Cats trailed by a point with
time slipping away. Hinson got a
pass from Deanna Mckenzie and
took the jumpshot as the buzzer
sounded. The shot went in as the
team celebrated the big win.
The win over the Broncos No-
vember 27 was the highlight of a
week that saw the Lady Cats fall
to powerhouse Alachua Santa Fe
and First Coast. The Cats were in
both games but couldn't stop the
Raiders and First Coast's offen-
The Lady Cats battled back
against the Broncos, despite trail-
ing by 13 points at the half. The
game was nip and tuck in the first
period, with BCHS down by a
single point at the end of the first
period. But Middleburg domi-
nated the second period, outscor-
ing BCHS 19-7 and looked as if
they had the game in hand.
BCHS picked up the tempo
and started to chip a%% \a at the
Broncos in the third period. They
harassed Middleburg defensix ely
and closed to w within live points
at the period buzzer.
They continued to press in
the fourth period and came even
with the Broncos. When Middle-
burg scored to go up by one with
seconds to go, it looked as if they
might have sealed the game, but
McKenzie and Hinson's last sec-
ond heroics gave BCHS the win.
Brittany Ruise led the Lady
Cats with 21 points. Hinson had
12, Kara Dupree 5, Caitlin Griffis
4, Michelle Lopez and McKen-
zie 2 points. McKenzie was big
on the boards, pulling down 17
The game against Santa Fe
was not as satisfying. The Raid-
ers took an early lead and built
on it to defeat BCHS 54-34. At
halftime they led 21-13, and then
outscored the Cats by 8 points in
the third period to seal the win.
Hinson led the way with
15 points. Freshman Meagan
O'Steenhad 6 points and 4
blocked shots. Sarah Trawick
had 6, McKenzie 4 and Ruise 3
The Lady Cats started strong
against First Coast, leading 12-8
at the end of the first quarter. But
First Coast led by a 23-18 margin
at the half and steadily built on it
to take a 64-34 win.
Smother Fort White
The BCHS, x\restling team
s\\ ept b\ Fort White 83-0 on Fri-
day, peifonring extremely well
across all \eight classes.
Timmy Mason started off the
scoring by pinning Edward Al-
exander in 3:29 of the second pe-
riod to win the 103 weight class.
His brother Robert defeated
Richard Brown in the 112 class
with a technical pin in the third
period. Kristin Smith pinned
Marcus Nelson in the 1:18 first
period to win the 119 class.
Noah Davis and 'Justin Tran
won the 125 and 130 class in for-
feit. Chris Holland got a pin over
Soron Williams in a pin in 5:19
of the third period
' Raphael'Jackson won on for -
feit and Brandon Lucas defeated
Alex Watson in a pin at 3:23 of
the second period to win the 145
class. Joshua Trippett got a pin at
5:00 of the third period to defeat
Tyler Howard in the 152 class.
Josh Hodges won the 160 class
with a pin over Decoda Carpen-
ter in 4:15 of the third period.
Sarah Combs got the quickest
pin of the night, dropping Rober-
to Soto in .38 seconds of the first
period. David Corona defeated
Cody Jurczewsky with a pin at
4:26 of the third period to win
the 189 class.
Jarrett Hand won the 215 class
with a 5:37 pin over Matt Har-
rell. Blake Yarbrough defeated
Robert Hartley with a pin in 3:03
of the second period to win the
Brittany Dale and Michael
Willey won in the junior varisty
portion of the match.
Coach Jason Blair was partic-
ularly pleased by Gage Preston,
a seventh grader who trains with
the team. Since Fort White is a
6-12 school, they had an eighth
grader who could wrestle Pres-
ton. Preston won the match 12-
"He comes and works out with
us every day," said Coach Blair.
"I was really pleased that he got
to wrestle. I wish we could get
more middle school kids to come
out since this is the future of our
The Cats will get a big test
this weekend when they travel
to Camden County, Georgia for
a meet. The top wrestlers in Flor-
ida and Georgia will be there and
will be a real measuring stick for
Application Deadline December 22
Tiny Miss Baker County/ Tiny Miss Macclenny/ Tiny Miss Glen St. Mary
3-5 years of age
Little Miss Baker County/ Little Miss Macclenny/ Little Miss Glen St. Mary 6-8
years of age
Jr. Miss Baker County/ Jr. Miss Macclenny/ Jr. Miss Glen St. Mary
9-13 years of age
Miss Baker County Teen/ Miss Macclenny Teen / Miss Glen St. Mary Teen
14-16 years of age
Miss Baker County/ Miss Macclenny/ Miss Glen St. Mary
17-19 years of age
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Hinson scored 18 points to
lead the Lady Cats. Griffis had 5
points and 7 blocked shots. Ruise
had 4, Lopez 3 and Osteen and
McKenzie each had a basket.
"I was proud of the fact that the
girls didn't quit in either game,"
said Coach Franklin Griffis. "We
continue to work hard and im-
prove, and hopefully will be able
to finish the first half of the sea-
son with a couple of wins."
The girls will play on Thurs-
day and Friday at home versus
Suwannee and Middleburg. JV
plays at 6 and varsity at 7:30
It takes a degree in astro-phys-
ics to figure out the Bowl Cham-
pionship* Series. Physics people
understand Chaos Theory, and as
a college football fan, only Cha-
os Theory explains how teams
are chosen for the top bowls.
The Gator Nation is thrilled by
the way things shook out in the
final weekend of the regular sea-
son. With a 10-point win over the
Arkansas Razorbacks in the SEC
title game and a loss by USC to
cross-town rivals UCLA, the Ga-
tors edged theMichigan Wolver-
ines for the second spot.
T\\o weeks ago, Michigani
lost to #1 Ohio State by 3 points
in Columbus, and leaped Florida
in the polls. Then USC won big
and leaped Michigan and Flori-
da. That left the Gators the odd
USC only had to beat, UCLA
to go to its third straight title
game. Michigan had to wait and
see, and UF had to beat a very
good Arkansas team. UCLA;
wasn't given a chance to win.
But this is a rivalry game, what
the Brits call a local derby, and
you can't pick them. Look at UFI
FSU. FSU could easily have won
UCLA won. Florida won.
Michigan. the odds-on favorite
to move into the #2 spot should
the unthinkable happen and the
Bruins beat the Trojans, started
looking over their shoulders.
By mid-afternoon on Sunday,
it was clear that UF and not UM.
would get the nod. The Coaches
and Harris polls jumped Florida
over Michigan for one simple
reason. UF was a conference
champ and UM was the runner-,
up to Ohio State.
The chaos revolves around
the fact that college football is
the only major sport without a
It's simple money. The big
BCS schools don't want to share'
millions of dollars in bowl mon-
ey with the rest of the NCAA.
They would rather live with the
chaos and reap the profits. The
losers are the fans.
Even if they didn't have a
playoff, there would have been a
simple resolution to the UF/UM-
situation. In. soccer, if there is a
situation like UF/UM at the end
of the season, they hold a one
game playoff. Put UM and UF
, together at a neutral site, like
Papa John Stadium in Louisville,
and let them duke it out on the
field. The winner plays Ohio
State..But it's decided by playing
That's where things like this
should be decided. Not in a com-
Deanna McKenzie is this
week's Wildcat Player of the
Week. McKenzie is a junior for-
ward on Lady Wildcat varsity
basketball team and pulled down
17 rebounds in this week's dra-
matic win over the Middleburg
The 5'8" McKenzie was also
instrumental in securing the win
for the Cats. She was able to pick
out Brittany Hinson for the last,
second, game-winning shot that
beat the Broncos.
Coach Franklin Griffis had
only good things to say about
McKenzie. "She is active on the
court and very aggressive. She
has helped us to win the games
that we've won and kept us in the
McKenzie is one of Griffis'
impact players and he sees her
getting better as the season pro-
gresses. "She's a real good girl
and works very hard."
Congratulations to Deanna
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This month's cruise-in will be
at Heritage Park as part of its all-
'day celebration from 7:30 a.m.
to 9:00 p.m. Come join us with
your classic, antiques, or hot
rod cars and trucks. No special
time, just come and go all day,
or evening as your busy holiday
Blood drive Dec. 10
The Florida/Georgia, Blood
Alliance will have a mobile unit
at Ta) lor Church on Sunday, De-
cember 10 from 9:30 am-l:00
pm. For more information on
this blood drive, please call Tay-.
lor Church at 259-7324 ext. 221
or the FL/GA Blood Alliance at
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Josie Davis Mark Lancaster Juanice Padgett
Andrew P. Smith Teresa Yarborough
799 S 6th St, Macclenny
Fixer upper for hunter/fisherman. 1994 1296 SF 3
BR, 2 BAMH on 2.73 acres. Shed with camp kitch-
en 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. CH/A.
$100,000. Tony Givens Rd., Sanderson.
Luxurious Country Living!
4BR/2BA dream home on .5 acres.
This home is your dream home with
12', ceilings, real oak floors, heated
in-ground pool and Jacuzzi. Seller
will pay for a 1 year home warranty.
Gorgeous landscaped lawn with the
awesome floor plan to make this your
holfie for life Rooth for horses iffydfl"
want to live in luxury and have the
country life. This home has too many
items to mention, you MUST see it to
believe it!!! MAC-030
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This gorgeous 3BR/2BA 1939 SF
home has a 4th room that could
be a den or an office. Large eat in
kitchen with oak cabinets, fornimal
dining room, arches in 1talkw'i,
master bath has jet tub for relax-
ing evening baths and your yard is
easily maintained with the sprinkler
St. Mary's River Bluff on the river 3BR/2BA hdme. Asking $187,000
BRING ALL OFFERS MAC/WH-043
St. George, GA, 15.5 miles north of FL/GA border. 2/1 home with
loft on 2.37 gorgeous acres. Home is 950 SF with plenty of room
to grow and the added bonus of nature at its finest. Seller to pay
$2,000 towards closing and $750 bonus to selling agent!! $84,500
St. Mary's River Bluff, off river, brand new 2006 3BR/2BA DW/MH
on 1.25.acres, never been lived in. $132,500 MAC-017
Macclenny 3/2 home on 1 acre with great open floor plan.
.- Brick, 1632 SF. 3 BR,
2 BA, large modem
kitchen, large family
e r idential or
police L'e. This is a nice
Reduced- Ten high and dry acres zoned for horses. Located
3 miles west of Glen St. Mary off of US 90. Good road front-
age. Modular, manufactured and conventional homes wel-
come Reduced to $159,900
New Listing- Peaceful setting on private lane. High and dry
21/2 acres with 1404 SF 1999 doublewide in good condition.
3 BR, 2 BA split design. Nice screened porch. 2 miles north
of Glen St. Mary. Priced to sell $129,900
Commercial property- on US Hwy. 90 in
Macclenny. Older home may be converted to busi-
ness space. Established flower shop offering world
wide wire service. $445,000
Nearly new 2004 manufactured home. 1984 SF, 3
BR, 2 BA front deck on 10 acres zoned for horses.
Must see to appreciate. $209,000
Nice older MH completely renovated &
new additions. 3 BR, 1 BA, FP, screen &
open porch, abv. ground pool, privacy fence.
Large storage buildings. .88 acre corner lot.
Reasonably priced at $89,900 Owner will
consider financing with 20% down.
St. George, GA, 27.5 acr
chicken houses (egg layin
cooler, equipment barn
15Wb SF brick home with
garage. Barns not currently
duction, but have source f
10.01 acres just off paed LiS 9Li. Don't worry about
rainy days, you're just off the paved road. Owner wil
$2,000 towards closing and $750 bonus to selling a
PRICE REDUCED!! $142,900
Macclenny Convenience store, no gas pumps, but g
potential with added fuel system to serve large truck
Macclenny 1.18 acres with 3/2 DW/MH adjoining a
store to live in or use extra acreage to have a large f
a 2 car
l pay .
OWNER FINANCING- Investment opportunity!
Restaurant building and land across street from courthouse. The building is
currently rented to a barbecue restaurant. This is a prime location (300 East
Macclenny Avenue (US Hwy. 90). Near hospital, doctor offices, city/county
offices and downtown business district. Plenty of parking on .6 acre with 129
front feet on US Hwy. 90 and approximately 205' on Third St. Sale includes
building, land and equipment listed on original rental agreement.
AFFORDABLY PRICED AT $265,000.
Owner will finance with $65,000 down and balance at 7.75% for 15 years.
The business name "Lyman Green's Bar-B-Que" is not included in the sale.
C press Pointe (904) 653-1741
Cypress Pointe Community and Model: 1-10 west, north of SR 228.
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1,875 sq. ft.. 3/2
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Lot 17 Sunbury G
2,223 sq.ft., 3/2.5
Lot 49 Cumberland A
3,897 sq. ft.. 5/4 5 $278,750
Coach lights and Irrigation System
Lot 16 Chesapeake C
1,625 sq.ft.,3/2 $169,300
10),20 Aluminum Screened Porch
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Candlelight shopping. The following
businesses will be open this Friday for
'your Christmas shopping pleasure &
dining: The Franklin Mercantile, Mega-
cropolis, The Ivy Cottage, Calendars &
A-Muse. For hours, location or infor-
mation, call Kathleen at 904-994-5595.
"American" youth saddle, 14", dark
oil, great condition, $250. 912-843-
2098. 11/23-12/21 p
Now through Christmas, The Franklin
Mercantile will be open Thursday-Sat-
urday, Friday evenings until 8:00 pm.
259-6040. 11/30-12/21 c
Gateway 256 modem, 2.6 gig com'-
puter (hardly used) with 15" monitor,
equipped with windows, XP and much
more, has CD burner, floppy drive and
CD player, would be a great Christmas
gift for any student, $750. Please call
259-7313 between 4:00-9:00 pm.
"Chucar" $4/alive, $5.50/dressed. G&L
Partridge Farm 275-2603. 12/7-21 c
Washers/Dryers $150 set, will sepa-
rate; refrigerator & stove 90 day war-
ranty, free delivery and set up. 904
964-5266 anytime. 11/30-12/4p
Good used appliances. 90 day money
back guarantee. 266-4717. 7/13-3/29p
Luxury queen pillowtop, in plastic,
$199. 904-398-5200. 11/2tfc
50 gallon electric water heater, kitchen
sinks, faucets, all new still in box.
King pillowtop, new with warranty,
$289, can deliver. 904-391-0015.
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half round
foyer console. All pieces are mahogany
wood. Southern Charm. 259-4140.
3X24 ft., 29 gauge, metal roofing; 1994 Chevy, SWB truck,, 4x4, black/
2x6, 44 ft., load bearing, trusses. 334- silver, new engine, new a/c, new tires
6695. 12/7-28p & chrome wheels, excellent condition,
Bed, beautiful temp-pedic memory sprayed bedliner, documentation of
foam mattress & boxsprings, new work done (Moran's), $8900. 259-6488
in plastic, with warranty, retail $950, or 536-3827. Can be seen in Food Lion
must sell $379, can deliver. 904-858- parking lot. 12/7p
9350. 11/2tfc 1994 Cavalier, approximately 50,000
Black front, side-by-side refrigera- miles on 4 cylinder, automatic, air/
tor with ice & water in door, micro- heat, a nice little white car, $1800. 571-
wave, dishwasher and flat top stove, all 0913. 12/7p
matching GE appliances, $1500. Kevin 1997 Ford Escort, runs great, A/C,
Paige 259-6417. 12/7-14p $1200 080. 704-5043. 11/30-12/4p
Solid wood cherry sleigh bed with
mattress & boxsprings, retail $950,
sacrifice for $395, can deliver. 904-
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
Three tropical blend scooters. tan,
pink & green in color, must see to ,p-
preciate, $300 OBO. Kevin Paige 259-
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
,Street, 259-3737. tfc
Christmas gifts now available at
Country Corner located inside Glen
Cash Store. Place your orders now.
Buck Stove, cast iron, with blower,
used as fireplace insert, New, $1500,
sell !or $600, 259-3737 ask for Karin.
1997 Quantum boat. 18 ft., 120 Mer-
cury Force. excellent condition, $6800
OBO. 259-5296. 12/7-14p
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany,
can be seen at Southern Charm. 259-
Ashley twin captain's bedroom suite,
bed w/bookcase headboard & drawers
underneath, includes dresser w/mirror,
light oak color, barely used, $350. 904-
266-4575 12, 7-14p
Two Universal two-pack Power Pass
, tic.kdets;, 3..wonths ,free; bought,; not
used, $100 each. 259-4686. 12/7c,
1977 Chevrolet 350, 4x4, automatic
transmission, 16/37 swampers, ready
to hunt, $1500. 219-8016 or 259-
1989 Dodge Dakota, V6, automatic,
A/C, $1500; 2001 Ford Ranger 4x4, ex-
tended cab, V6, automatic, A/C, $6500;
1996 S10 4x4, extended cab, V6, auto-
matic, NA/C, $5000. 2002, 30 ft., 9 ton
equipment trailer, 3 axle, $4500. 904-
838-2648. 11/30-12/21 p
2001 Ford Ranger XLT, red, 4 cylin-
der, 5 speed, A/C, CD player, power
steering, new tires, runs great, 93,500
miles, $5795 OBO. 259-7856 after 5:00
Great Christmas gift. 2006 Honda
CRF250R motorcycle, good condition.
1975 Dodge motor home, 30 ft., about
30,000 miles on V8 engine, about 85%
restored, $5900. 571-0913. 12/7p
1986 Ford F150, low mileage, $1200
OBO. 259-9742. 11/20-12/4p,
Southern Gospel Group looking for a
professional piano player. Pracctices in
the Macclenny area. 904-451-6461.
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-7968.
Affordable & Dependable. Let me
take care of your cleaning needs. Also.
available evenings and weekends. 259-
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good*
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
19 month old quarter horse filly & 7
month old quarterhorse colt, AQHA
registration pending. 904-377-6348 or
Just in time for Christmas. Female,
English Bulldog puppy, 12 weeks, CKC,
shots & wormed, $1200 OBO. 695-
Happy Jack mange medicine pro-
i motes healing and hair growth to any
mange or bare spot on dogs and hors-
es without steroids. Glen Cash Store
Two free kittens, adorable, litter
trained. 259-7458 or 219-9033. 12/7p
Boxer pups, CKC papers, health certifi-
cate, $475 each. 904-422-4541.
Just in time for Christmas. Full blood-
ed Labrador puppies, 4 black and 5
yellow, 3 months, no papers, $250;
Full blooded blue heeler puppies, 6
months, no papers, $100. 259-2229.
Lost chocolate/ tan small
male chihuahua. Debarked.
Neutered. 7 yrs old. .
904-307-8146 or 251-5451
Missed dearly. Lost at
Normandy and Lane Ave.
Thursday. Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-5:00
: pm, 7598 S. Yellow Pine Circle off north end
SAGE .LE of Bob Burnsed Rd in Glen. More things each
S.clay. Farmall Club C farm tractor/belly mow-
~ rs, 1994 Nissan pickup, collectibles, antique
r furniture china cabinet, sofa, oak bureau/mir-
ra. ror, entry hall trees, cedar wardrobes, corner
table, end table, spinet piano, 4 bar stools, new
wood plant stands, desk, wrought iron com-
puter desk, old trunk. copper wash tub. crocks,
oak beveled wall mirror, 3500 watt new con-
struction grade generator, 4x8 sheathing, tent, guitar, sax, clarinet,
copier, sliding glass doors, lots of glassware & kitchen items, por-
table kerosene & electric heaters, many lamps, large oil paintings,
pictures, baskets, exerciser, air conditioner, 6 CF refrigerator, jewelry,
toys, tools, table saw, old sewing machine, Avon bottles. Christmas
decorations, books, salt & pepper shakers, roller blades/skates, new
electric starter, tool boxes, bedsheets. Many inexpensive gift items.
Too much to list. Huge sale.
Thursday 8:00 am-?. Smokey Road. follow signs. Big sale.
Friday 9:00 am-?, 525 North Blvd. Two 6': ft. revolving Christmas
trees, clothes, furniture, misc. Multi-family. 259-4384.
Friday only 8:00 am-noon. Azalea Dr. off Miltondale. Lots of clothes,
household items, pot wburner, lots more.
Friday 8:00 am-?. 125 N. to Sutton Trail, before Altman's Grocery
Store, on the right, follow signs. Clothes, new & namebrand, 0-32,
$2 each, worth the drive! Purses, including Coach. Nine West, much
more. I will buy clothes from 1:00 6:00 pm, new & used, name-
brand clothing, clean & unstained. .50-$1 per piece depending on
condition (sometimes more), purses, shoes & baskets. Any ques-
tions, call 259-5724.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 9528 William Barber Rd.
Something for everyone.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, US 90 W to 229, turn right on 229,
go over tracks, 2nd road to the left, follow signs. 4 families.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-?, 228 S.. left on William Barber Circle,
left on Barber Rd, right on Pete Johnson Rd.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?. 4275 Hickory St., Macclenny II. Bud-
weiser beer stems, lots of miscellaneous.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 8488 Pine Ave., corner of Pine & Birch. Mac-
clenny II. Rain cancels.
Saturday 8:00 am-?. Barber Road, turn by McDonalds, 2nd house
on the right. Mens, women & maternity clothes, household & baby
items, lamps, flower arrangements, Toys & much more. 3 families.
Saturday 7:00 am-noon, 5678 George Hodges Rd.
Saturday 8:00 am-?. 125 N. to Blair Circle on Ginny Lane. Lots of
stuff. 2 families.
Saturday 8:00 am-?. 4387 Birch St., Macclenny II. Items A-Z. 4
Saturday 7:00 am-?, 11161 Westside Loop, Glen, hwy 90 to Wildcat
Dr., turn right at Baker County High. right on 2nd Westside Loop,
brown doublewide mobile home with front porch, up on hill, look for
Saturday 8:00 am-?. 119885 Tom Wilkerson Rd. Clothes, videos.
Christmas items, drums, guitar, miscellaneous items. Selling cheap!
Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm, 719 Miltondale. DVD/VCR combo, new
& worn ladies clothes 14P, tools, miscellaneous. No early birds.
Saturday 7:00 am-noon, 7577 Mudlake Rd. Tons of clothing &
We have more!
More for sales, automobiles, help wanted,
rentals, FSBO and yard sales
3/2 HOME READY FOR YOUR FAMILY
Great neighborhood in Macclenny this handsome 3/2 1547 SF home
has a 2 car garage plus storage. Nice yards with fenced back yard
and sprinkler system. Wired for sound,
PERFECT FOR LARGE FAMILY!
Spacious 4 BR, 2 BA 2005 Fleetwood doublewide MH,
1917 SF on 1.2 acres. Large living area and kitchen.
walk to school. 1560 SF
CLASSIC WARM 3/2 BRICK HOME
tablished om. 2298 SF,
e screened I I Large kitchen
On 2 city lots with back yard fenced! $195,900
COUNTRY ESTATE IN CITY
2500 SF 4BR/3BA house. Completely remodeled and updated!
New Kitchen-Aid appliances. New wiring, plumbing and air
conditioning! Stone and wood flooring, vinyl board fence.
Two new electric fireplaces! REDUCED- $279,900
2 lots on US 90- in Glen St.
Mary with building. Excellent
business opportunity. Has water
& sewer. Currently rented at
Excellent Business Location!
1.25 acres with 320 feet high-
way frontage on busy 121
North. Zoned Commercial
Exc. commercial corner lot.
East Macclenny Avenue, .92
3/2 SW and 2 story home on
1.21 a = l in the
the house. REDUCED $99,500
3 lots in Glen St. Mary, 75x130.
1999 14x70 mobile home with
chainlink fenced yard. 2 BR, 2
BA with a garden tub and sepa-
rate shower in master bath.
Close to city. $79,900
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY- Brick home & two additional
lots to build on in excellent location for convenience to 1-10 and
shopping, Remodeled with new kitchen, stove & refrigerator,
All 3 for $189,900
CONVENIENCE STORE/ MEAT MARKET
Well established business in the fastest growing area of Macclenny,
Excellent corner lot location! Beverage License is available!
Richard's Grocery & Meat Market, 386 N. Lowder St., Macclenny
$389,oUU- owner will stay on to train you for 6 months.
Macclenny Realty Inc.
Wayne Combs, Licensed Real Estate Broker **oo We can show and sell all listings!
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Anne Kitching, Realtor, 962-8064 ** Wendy Smith, Realtor, 710-0528 ** Tina Melvin, Realtor, 233-2743 cell.
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20+ registered quarter horses. Brood- Cleaning/maintenance person, must Company
mares, Winglins, Palomino's, Buck- be able to operate floor machine, part- trol now h
skins, Sorrels, etc. Cowbred. Jodi @ time, 20-25 hours week, immediate Crew leai
904-266-4339. 11/9-12/28p opening, minimum wage. Macclenny laborers,
Christmas puppies! 8 weeks on 12/20, Moose Lodge, call 259-6305 or 259- driver's lic
Red/Blue Heelers, $250 each. 912-843- 2700, 9:00 am-1:00 pm. 11/30-12/7c 904-275-3
2098. 11/23-12/21p Subway now hiring for our new loca- Drug free
Horse for sale. Quarter & Arabian mix, tion inside the Supercenter, all shifts. Extension
gentle, easy keeper, $1000. 259-8727 Applications are only being accepted at Developm
or 259-6278. 12/7p WorkSource office. 11/30-12/7p required,
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Seeking the right person to handle job requi
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will front office duties at an established, online at
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc busy office in Macclenny. You must countyva
Feedppi 35 2 19.12/have above average business and Baker Cot
Feeder pigs, $35. 259-2419.12/7-14p organizational skills, a proven ability to 3520. Pos
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deal with the public, in an accurate and
pleasing manner. Salary commensu-
rate with experience. Send resumes to
c/o Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063.
for retail business in Macclenny.
Computer skills required. Experience
and accounting software a plus. Send
cover letter, resume, references and
salary requirements to Kennz14@hot-
mail.com or mail to P.O. Box 2014,
Valdosta, Ga. 31604. 12/7-14p
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools, benefits after 90 days. 259-
Dental Assistant needed. Experience
preferred, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-
5:00 pm, Lake City office; also needed
Sterilization Tech, will train. Please fax
resumes to 386-752-3122. 12/7-28p
WHITEHEAD BROS.,IJNC. LAKE CITY LOGISTICS
NEW RAISE IN PAY
Over the road drivers needed.
New trucks with ThermoKing APU's, 1800 watt inverters, top of the line
leather seats, walk-in condo sleepers, and new air-ride front suspension
for a smoother ride than you have ever experienced. Home several nights
most weeks as we have a good mixture of regional and over the road.
Home most weekends. Personalized dispatching that comes from only
dispatching 25 trucks locally. Earn up to 30% of revenue immediately.
NO WAITING!!! New increased layover \pay. Up to $100.00 per day.
2 weeks vacation. $1200.00 per year Safety Bonus. Driver of the Year
bonus. Driver recruitment bonus. Medical and dental insurance. Need 2
CALL JIM OR DEBBIE LAWRENCE
904-368-0777 or 888-919-8898
' specializing in erosion con-
hiring the following positions:
jdrs, equipment operators,
class A CDL drivers. Valid
tense a MUST. Fax resume to
3292 or call 275-4960. EOE.
on Agent 4-H Youth
ent, Baker County, BS degree
Masters preferred. Complete
irements may be obtained
canies.htm or by calling the
unty Extension Office at 259-
sition open until 12/12/06 or
BEAUTIFUL HOME- 3BR/2BA
w/hardwood floors, ceramic tile, new
kitchen. A rare find. Zoned CRO/RES.
Detached bldg. MLS#339848, $194,900
HISTORIC DISTRICT Home is a rare
find. Built in 1985, updated kitchen,
features new appliances + washer/
dryer. 3BR/2BA, MLS#340001, $169,900
STOP LOOKING Nice big corner
lot. 4BR/2BA w/den, tile, new carpet,
fireplace and open floor plan. Home
warranty. MLS#339705, $210.900"
LOTS OF ROOM 3BR/2BA home with
1344sf on 1/3 acre. Home features
large family room with wood burning
fireplace. MLS#336669, $109,900
FAMILY DELIGHT Country- 3.91
acres. 2 Master suites. 3065sf. Handicap
ready. Corian countertops. Prestigious
Chandler Oaks. MLS#337913, $490,000
CHIMNEY LAKES Cul-de-sac, open
floor plan, 3BR/2BA, family room,
dining room, breakfast area, large
pantry, vaulted ceiling, & garden tub.
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
Part time w/full time potential.
Looking for motivated, qualified per-
son in Baker and surrounding area.
Experience in sales helpful. Reply with
resume & references to P.O. Box 598,
Macclenny, FL 32063. 6/2tfc
Local home care agency looking for
full time/part time Physical Therapist
and Occupational Therapist. Contact
Linda at 259-3111. 5/25tfc
Drivers: Independent Contractors.
Home weekends & during the week.
Drop & Hook. CDL-A, 3 years expe-
rience. browntrucking.com 800-241-
5624 x 106. 12/7-14p
A Touch of Grass Lawn Service needs
A'Ai~on ReahyIr (iFALt 1 UtRS
BEAUTIFUL LOCATION -4.75
acres in beautiful Old Nursery
Plantation. Cleared &fenced
ready to build your home.
COUNTRY LIVING Four acres
in Bryceville w/doublewide
mobile home, concrete block
work shop. Home sold as is.
experienced full time lawn mainte-
nance worker with valid Florida drivers
license. 259-7335. 3/23tfc
Drivers: Local Shuttle. 800++/week.
BCBS, 401k, profit sharing, vacations
& holidays. CDL-A, 3 years experience.
Class "A" Maintenance Mechanic
needed for 3rd shift maintenance crew.
Must have minimum 5 years experi-
ence. Pay ranges from $17.43 plus a
26 cent shift differential pay. We are an
equal opportunity employer and a drug
free workplace. We offer 401k, health
insurance, paid holidays & vacation.
1395 Chaffee Road
READYTO BUILD-3 acres
ready for mobile home or build
to suit. MLS#333770, $60,000
MAKE A WISE BUY- Beautiful
home and an above ground
pool, DW mobile home,
fenced in rear.You will love
this location & convenience.
home on .31 acres. Open ,
floorplan, big backyard,
screen porch, privacy fence.
1.8 ACRES 3BR/2BA 1372sf
DW mobile home on cul-de-sac.
near Baldwin. Fish from your
backyard pond. MLS0 310618,
Apply at Gilman Building Products, CR
218, Maxville or fax resume to 904-
Car fanatics wanted. Learn to earn
$2000-$5000 per month using your
own car as a demo. Get started today.
Deadline Monday at 5:00 :
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VACANT LAND- 40 acres of land for
development. South of Sanderson
in Baker County. Great investment
property. MLS#329000, $600,000
53 ACRE FARM In Glen St. Mary.
Set up with Elec*Well*Septic
System*Fenced*2 ponds waiting for
your finishing touches. MLS#307155,
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY 3
duplexes-6 total units-2 units have 2BR/
2BA, 4 units have 2BR/1 BA. Excellent
location. MLS#294791, $480,000
HORSES WELCOME Gorgeous
4BR/3BA 2480 sf on 5.14 acres. 4 stall
barn w/feed & tack room. Fenced. In
desirable area. MLS#313581, $387,000
BAKER COUNTY 7.5 acres, private
shady lot. Partially cleared with paved
road frontage. Already split into 2
parcels. MLS#312559, $139,900
COUNTRY LIVING 28.54 acres on
paved road frontage. Can be split in
minimum 7.5 acres. MLS#317891,
VACANT LAND 12acres w/1 acre
cleared. Well, electric, telephone,
covered carport. 5th wheel included.
IW4yiC S^4^ /1J^5J:^CfLJ4J^Y1
Tree removal Light hauling
We haul or buy junk cars and trucks
We sell horses
24 hour service
Jesus is the Only Way
A & R ROOFING, INC.
New roofs Roof repairs
Design / Build
Your plans or our plans
Bentley Rhoden -
"One call cleans all"
We clean: windows, gutter,
mini-blinds (wash n' wax),
pressure washing & much more.
Janitorial office cleaning
JIM'S CATFISH FARM
& U FISH
Open Saturdays & Sundays
7:00 am until dark
Public fishing, no license required
Channel catfish, $20/per 100
Air conditioners Heat pumps
24 hour, 7 day emergency service!
Call Vince Farnesi,
Heating* Air Electrical service
Licensed and Insured
Lic. #RA13067194 4/21 tfc
THE OFFICE MART
Oils, acrylics, watercolors,
canvases, drawing pads
& much more!
110 South Fifth Street
Build on your lot or ours
Your plans or ours
Model home in Copper Creek
2" and 4" wells
Word processing Transcription
Brochures Booklets Flyers
20 years experience
24 hour emergency service
Emergency water removal
Dehumidification Mold prevention
Hardwood floor drying
Complete site & underground
utility contractor, Land clearing
We sell dirt & slag
Hourly rate available on:
grader, dozer & trackhoe work
Dirt starting at $85/load
Mitch Canaday, Jr.
All types of pest control
Call Eston, Shannon, Bryan,
Bill or Philip
Beverly Monds Owner
Home repairs Remodeling
Fill dirt -~ Slag ~ fishponds
Licensed & insured
BUG OUT SERVICE
Residential and Commercial
Lawn and Shrub care
Damage repair guarantees
Free estimates Call today!
ANGEL AQUA, INC.
Water softeners Iron filters
Sales Rentals Service
Total water softener supplies
~ Financing available ~
797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny
KONNIE'S KLEAR POOLS
We build in-ground pools
We sell and install
DOUGHBOY above-ground pools
Service Renovations* Cleaning
Repairs Chemicals Parts
698-E West Macclenny Ave.
(next to Raynor's Pharmacy)
Fall & winter hours
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
10:00 am-6:00 pm'
Saturday 10:00 am 2:00 pm
Clearing ~ Excavation
C.F. WHITE SEPTIC
New systems & repairs
Field dirt Top soil
Bulldozer & backhoe work
Roofing, Free estimates
2/17tfc CCC046197 5/27tfc
HOME IMPROVEMENT AND
Custom remodeling, electrical,
plumbing, tile, custom cabinets
painting, drywall, pressure washing
I came; I sawed, I fixed it!
Fill dirt-~ Millings ~ Slag
Land clearing Fish ponds
Inground pools demo
No job too big or too small
Houses Mobile homes Decks
Sidewalks Carports Sheds
Licensed References available
Call for free estimates
Locally owned & operated
Licensed & insured
Slab prep Driveways
Finish mowing ~ Boxblade work
Serving Baker &
After-hours computer repair
graphic design and writing
NHC, FHIA & NACHI Certified
Serving North Florida and
PEACOCK PAINTING, INC.
Fully insured Locally owned
25 years experience
Custom house plans
to your specifications
Qualified Good references
Water conditioning purification
New septic systems
Drain field repairs
We're your water experts
Celebrating our 29th year
Credit cards gladly accepted
Fully licensed & insured
Florida & Georgia
A & R TRUSS
Engineered trusses for your new
Home Barn Shed Etc.
See our catalogs at
9/1 6tfc The Office Mart, 110 South 5th Street,
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday December 7, 2006 Page 13
Notice to Readers
All real estate advertising in this newspaper,
is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which
makes it illegal to advertise "any preference,
limitation or discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap, familiar status
or national origin, or an intention, to make
any such preference, limitation or discrimi-
nation." Familial status includes children
under the age of 18 living with parents. or
legal custodians, pregnant women and peo-
ple securing custody of children under 18.
This newspaperwill not knowingly accept
any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on.an equal oppor-
tunity basis. To complain of discrimination,
call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The
toll free telephone number for the impaired
2.25 acres, high & dry, fish pond &
complete setup, ready to move on!
Homes & mobile homes. Georgia Bend,
15 minutes to 1-10, $50,000, owner
financing or 10% cash discount. 912-
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III; lot
for $55,000. Call 259-3343 weekdays
between 9:00 am-5:00 pm. 10/26tfc
FSBO. 10 acres, several miles outside
of Glen, 1/10 mile off Hwy 90, nice
property, prime location, restricted
to homes, horses allowed, $135,000.
75x125 lot in Glen St. Mary, $29,000.
Call 904-838-0035. 11/23tfc
4 acres with 3 mobile homes, low
$190,000s. Call Alma at 259-5968.
Elegant entrance brick home. 4 BR,
2 BA, 2400 SF nealed, 13' ceilings,
great room, living room, dining room,
breakfast area, kitchen 'w/white cabi-
nets, 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 effi-
ciency heat pump. Sprinkler system,
beautiful landscaping. 2 room detached
garage w/12' aluminum lean to and a
fenced area. All on.1 acre which has an
underground petsafe invisible fence.
Wonderful neighborhood. Great loca-
tion. Serious inquires only. $380,000.
259-4602 or 259-6546 or 219-2842.
FSBO. 1250 SF 3 BR, 2 BA house,
completely remodeled, new inside &.
out on 1+ beautiful acres. Great loca-
tion, $156.000 OBO. 334-4987.
New construction 1300+ SF, 4 BR,
2V2 BA, 9 ft. ceilings, crown molding
throughout, off grade foundation on 1
acre in N. Macclenny, $195,900. 904-
2 BR. 1' BA hr-ue on it:r' lot in cirv
limits with carport, laundry room and
detached garage.'workshop. $125,000.
i 259-1791 or 219-8669 cell. 12/7-14p
1/V2 acre, rare to find in Glen St. Mary,
high & dry, close to high school & ten-
nis courts, mobile homes OK, $42,900.
1.28 acre lot with well & septic off
Woodlawn Rd., $40,000. Please call
FSBO. 3 BR, 1V BA mobile home, sun
room, carport, garage, storage shed at
River Park East, south of Welaka with
deeded river access to St. Johns River
in River Park West Boat Club/Marina,
$58,000. 259-3457. 12/7c
1 acre lot, located in Macclenny Ill,
dry, $75,000. 259-7549. 11/30-12/4p
Ocala National Forest lots, $500
down, $199 month. Owner 352-624-
2215 or 352-236-4579 www.ocalafor-
FSBO. 3 acres +/- with well and, septic
tank in North Baker CoOnty, can set 2
mobile homes on property, $58,000.
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III,
1 large lot, $60,000. Please call 259-
3343 weekdays between 9:00 am-5:00
1 BR, 1 BA upstairs apartment, down-
town, $425,monin. 401-822-8925.
Mobile homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-
3 BR, 2 BA house, $1300/month plus
deposit. 275-2354. 12/7p
New 3 BR mobile homes, no pets, gar-
bage, water & mowing provided, $600'
month. 912-843-8118. 5/4tfc
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
calj 259-3343 weekdays between 9:00
am-5:00 pm. 8/31tfc
2 BR, 1 BA house in Glen. $650,
month $650 deposit. 874-3361 12/,Tp
2 BR. 2 BA mobile home in the coun-
try, no pets, $600'montri, $500 deposit.
3 BR, 1 BA house on 1 acre, no smok-
ing, no pets. 275-3221.
2002 Fleetwood 16x76 singlewide,
D/W. CH.A. 3 BR. 2 BA, huge walk'
through closet, $35,000, insured value
is $45,000. 321-609-0480.
Commercial building, 2500 SF, 90 W,
Macclenny. 259-7923 or 307-3818.
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