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78th Year, Val. 6 Thursday, June 7, 2007 Macdenny, Florida 504
Murdered after being left with stranger
Glen suspect confesses to raping, killing teen
BY ANDREW BARE
A girl named Hope was found raped and strangled near a pond in
a Glen St. Mary cow pasture on June 2.
Police found the body of Hope Norman, 16, of Yulee buried in
a shallow grave on the property of D&D Dairy during the early
morning hours of June 1. They were led to the location
by Brock Morris, 31, who lives in a trailer on nearby
Okey Dr. Police say that Mr. Morris, who has a lengthy
criminal record (see accompanying list), confessed to
raping and killing the young girl.
A supplemental report filed by Chief Chuck Bran-
nan relates that Mr. Morris initially denied any in-
volvement in Ms. Norman's disappearance. But after
Mr. Morris failed a voice stress analysis test, police
say he claimed that his wife Amanda Morris, 31, killed.
the teen in anger after learning the victim and her hus-
band had consensual sex. According to Lt. Brannan,
however, Mr. Morris quickly retracted the claim that
his wife was involved and admitted to killing the 16-
After he showed police the location of the body, Mr.
Morris reportedly changed his story for the final time.
According to this last version, he asked the girl after
her mother, Mr. Morris' friend Carlin Mobley, 48, and Ho
his wife Amanda Morris left the residence whether
she had ever had sex with an older man. When she
told him yes, Mr. Morris asked her to do so with him.
After she refused, the accused allegedly dragged her out to a
pond behind the trailer and raped her. Police say he confessed to
strangling her after the attack.
The Baker County Sheriff's Office was initially investigating the
BY ANDREW BARE
Baker County is scheduled
for a number of road improve-
ments over the next five years,
a representative of the .state
Department of Transportation
told the Baker County Com-
mission Monday night.
James Bennett, a DOGT
district representative and
himself a Baker County resi-
dent, outlined the department's
five-year plan for road work in
Baker County. In 2007, resi-
dents should expect the state
to begin examining the two
bridges over the south prong
of St. Marys River on CRs 125
and 229, plus resurfacing CR-
250A from US-90 east of Olus-
tee to the I-10 viaduct. The de-
partment also plans to pour a.
sidewalk at CR-139 from US-
90 to Margaretta. I-10 is also
scheduled to receive a number
Mr. Bennett said the sched-
ule isn't official yet, but should
be on July 1. Once it becomes
official, the state will begin
work on next year's five-year
plan, and for that it will need
input from Baker County. The
county has assembled a.prelim-
inary wish list of road projects
for 2008; currently, it includes
10 requests, foremost among
them a bridge replacement on
(See page 2)
incident as a missing person case; the girl is labeled on the June 1
police report as a "runaway." Betty Norman, Hope's 36-year-old
mother, told police that she and her daughter were staying with her
mother and father at their residence off North Lowder in Macclenny
the previous night. The elder Ms. Norman initially told Deputy Erik
Deloach that when she woke up at midnight, Hope was gone from
But according to police, Betty Norman changed
her story when contacted the next day. She told Dep-
uty Greg Burnsed that she and Hope were picked
up by Mr. Mobley of Sanderson, who drove them
from the North Lowder residence to the Okey Dr.
Address. Sometime later that night, Mr. Mobley and
the elder Ms. Norman went to the store, leaving the
teen with Mr. Morris and his wife, Amanda. When
Betty Norman returned to the trailer, no one was
there. The last time she saw her daughter alive was
11:30 pm on May 31.
Both the' accused and his wife told investigators
Ms. Norman, her daughter and Mr. Mobley had been
drinking when they came to the Morris trailer. The
couple had been drinking that evening as well.
"i Mr. Morris told police he and his wife argued
_. about midnight because she believed he was flirt-
ing with Hope Norman and Amanda left the house
orman with their two children and drove to the residence of
her mother off Confederate Dr. in Glen. During that
time, Mr. Morris was alone with Hope. When she returned, Betty
Norman and Carlin Mobley were in a rear bedroom, but Hope and
her husband were missing.
The two visitors said they were unaware of the whereabouts of
the husband and teen, and they and
Ms. Morris then searched the area (See page 2)
AB CLiquor s abrupt closing last week
adds to retailgap on 121; Hardee' is idle
a criminal past
with 18 arrests
The mother of a young boy burned with a cigarette by Brock Morris
nearly a dozen years ago says it's "heart wrenching" that 1.6-year-old. -
Hope Norman had to die before authorities realized he is "a rnonster,7-.
Those were the words used by Melissa Suggs, who now liveS ifli;
Jacksonville, during an interview earlier this week with First Coast,
Mr. Morris, then 20, Was initially charged with aggravated child
abuse and resisting arrest in that case. He ended qp pleading to. -'..
glected abuse of a child, a misdemeanor, and got only six. iontiths-o- p6
The case is among the more serious lodged against the murder siu'-
pect since 1993 for crimes and probation violations that twice sent him
to prison, only to find him released and on probation.again. Records at.--
the court clerk's office show at least 18 arrests before last weekend:
when the nursery'laborer was charged with the rape and strangulationh.
of Ms. Norman.
The suspect and his girlfriend were babysitting Ms. Suggs' son at
Baker Manor Apartments on October 20 of that year when he burnprid.:
the boy on the buttocks and leg with a cigarette. The .victim's .older
brother told police Mr. Morris did so after the boy bit him;. -
Here's a rundown of his criminal history:
* August8, 1993:Contributing to delinquency of a minor -
charges dropped ,
* September27, 1993: Grand theft auto sentenced to 6 months.
* April28, 1994: Drug possession marijuana under 20 grams -'no
* April 7, 1995'Sale.or delivery of marijuana, drg possession:. .
marijuana under 20 grams sentenced'to 61 days (tipe served),
dropped, one count
:: April20,1995: Battery (simple or domestic) sentenced to 26
days (time served), 1 year probation
:, September 1, 1995:Violation of probation -sentenced to 4
* August 10, 1995:.Burglary while armed, grand theft (3 counts)
S"- sentenced to 60 days (time served), one charge dropped
November 3, 1995: Aggravated child abuse (dropped to..
Neglected abuse of a child), resisting arrest without violence -
sentenced to 180 days served, 6 months community control -
December, 1996: Petit theft sentenced to 42 days (time
March 29, 1997: Drinking in public fined $155
July, 1997: Failure to show for court and pay fine sentenced
to 30 days (time served)
* July 5, 1997: Burglary of dwelling (2 counts), grand theft (2 .
counts), dealing in stolen property charges dropped-
* July 5, 1997: Burglary of a dwelling, petit theft, dealing in stolen
property sentenced to 2 months county jail (time served),
PRISON 2 years and 6 months, credit for 101 days served .
An empty 12-pack Bud Light package litters the ground near the boarded-up entrance to the ABC Liquor store (right) on 121 south
in Macclenny that closed its doors with no advanced notice on May 30, adding to blight on the busy commercial strip in the wake of
the Wal-Mart Supercenter opening earlier this year ABC's home office in Orlando did not respond to several requests for comment,
but an employee who did not want to be named said the store already experienced slumping sales before Wal-Mart opened with its
liquor store. ABC and its predecessor Jax Liquors had a presence here more than three decades. Directly to the south, the Hardee 's
restaurant due for either a face-lift or replacement stands unused (left photo), and several requests for comment by its parent group
in St. Louis also went unanswered. The big black hole on 121 is the former Wal-Mart store to the north, and Frost Weaver, president
of the Jacksonville company that manages Cornerstone Square, said this week a lease on part of the property may be imminent.
New director takes over at Y
P O -BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
X Tim Cameron, a native of Ala-
L bama, was recently chosen from
37 applicants as the new director of
F the Baker Family YMCA, replacing
Sean Eastman. Mr. Cameron has
been at his new job two weeks.
"I'm extremely impressed with
the community support of this fa-
cility"' said Mr. Cameron, a former
lobbyist who earned a senior direc-
tor certificate with the Alabama
YMCA corporate office and pe-
riodically works for YMCA USA
as a faculty trainer. He earned his
undergraduate degree in public ad-
"' ministration at La Salle University
--- "I and my family have always
New YMCA Director, Tim CameronPHoToByKELLEYLANNIGAN (See page 2)
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN (e ae2
* November 17,2002: Resisting or obstruction without.violence '.
charges dropped given credit for 2 days served
SFebruary 3, 203: Grand Theft sentenced to 1 year county jal
(to start 4/26), 3 years probation
July 13,2004: Introduction contraband county detention facility
sentenced to 1 month to be served consecutive with previous
September 23, 2005:Violation of probation on February 3, 2003
grand theft charge PRISON -sentenced to 366 days credit for
48 days served 11/10/05 7/28/06
228 head-on kills teen
During a weekend al-
ready rife with tragedy
due to the strangulation
death of a Yulee teen, a
two-vehicle accident on
SR 228 just west of the
Duval County line took
the life of a 19-year-old.
Jessalyn M. Combs of
Macclenny, a passenger
in a southbound 1997
Saturn, died the evening
of June 2 after she was Jes
transported to Shands
Jacksonville from the scene
of the head-on collision near
Driver Angelica Nobles,
18, of Glen St. Mary
was critically injured
and another passenger,
Heirs of Glen, received
The Florida High-
way Patrol said the
driver of a northbound
car, James Chadwick,
31, of Jacksonville
veered into the on-
'orbs coming lane. Charges
Ms. Combs was the first
road fatality of 2007 in Baker
County. Three others from
here have died elsewhere.
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(From page 1) In other business before the city of Starke bought one of the
CR-125. .board at its first regular session homes for $2,500, well below
But the requests won't be of the month, the commission its market value. If the county
considered official until the unanimously gave final ap- works out a deal, one would be
end. of June, and there are sev- proval on a six-year, $384,822 placed at the Emergency Opera-
eral possible additions, chief loan with Mercantile Bank. The tions Center for storage and the
among them stop lights at the I- loan will pay for two new fire other would be used by the ani-
10 interchange outside the Wal- trucks scheduled to be delivered mal control facility as a home
Mart. And Commissioner Julie shortly. for stray cats. Currently, the cats
Combs wants a sidewalk project The loan has a 4.5 percent are housed in the same building
in Sanderson. interest rate and is scheduled to where the facility's staff works.
"For several years now after be paid off in six yearly install- The commission also agreed
the Sanderson post office has ments. The first payment will be to enter into a contract with
been built, there has been in my made at this time next year. Kasper Architecture Develop-
district a lot of people request- The commission, instructed ment, a company assisting the
ing sidewalks from downtown county manager Joe Cone to county in its attempt to expand
Sanderson out to the post office, look into buying two or three available space for county em-
because a lot of those seniors mobile homes used by Hurri- ployees. According to a memo
would like to walk to the post cane Katrina refugees the federal written by Mr. Cone, the con-
office." Commissioner Combs government is currently putting tract with Kasper will not ex-
said." up for sale. According to county ceed $10,000.
attorney Terrance Brown, the The county is currently in the
process of evaluating its current
C A space situation and future space
needs. A committee is working
1wI Yf on drafting a master plan which
would establish where various
that." entities, including the county
m paMr. Cameron hopes to put his commissioners, state attorney's
been involved with the YMCA, grant writing experience to use office and others would move.
says Mr. Cameron. "Growing and is considering preparing a The linchpin of the plan will
up, I swam there, did volunteer grant to benefit the YMCA's fast likely be the sheriff's office's
work and worked as a lifeguard, growing teen center, proposed jail complex.
My wife still does a great deal of The new director enjoys fish- And the commission granted
volunteer work for the organiza- ing, hunting and oil painting to a $250 donation to Camp Style,
tion." reduce stress. On his office wall a week-long gathering of local
Mr. Cameron plans to capital- is a framed poster from the 1967 teenagers aimed at promoting
ize on current YMCA programs movie "The Heart Is A Lonely anti-drug messages. The dona-
already in place by striving to Hunter" in which he appeared as tion will fund two scholarships.
increase membership and par-
ticipation numbers. He's anx-
ious respond to the desires of
the community and those of the
YMCA board of directors for
developing strategies for the or-
ganization's future growth.
"Since I've only been here
two weeks, I'm still on the out-
side looking in," he commented.
"I know members and the board
want to build a new facility,
so we will be working. toward
an extra when he was a child. It
includes his W2 form.
For four weeks of work, Mr.
Cameron was paid $110. His
scenes included riding a bike,
eating in a restaurant and attend-
ing a carnival.
,Mr. Cameron is looking for-
ward to his future in Baker
"I already feel like I'm at
home," he said.
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around the trailer. The wife not-
ed a blanket used by the victim
when she was lying on a couch
earlier was on the floor near a
rear door, along with one of her
husband's sandals. The other
was found outside.
Ms. Morris said she along
with the teen's mother and Mr.
Mobley left the trailer by about
5:00 am, and she next saw her
husband the following morning
at the residence of his brother in
the same neighborhood. Later
in the morning, Mr. Morris re-
turned to the Okey Rd. address
and joined his wife and the vic-
tim's mother in another search
of the area.
Mr. Morris initially told police
that he had walked to the nearby
pond after his wife stormed out
and then spent the rest of the
night in a nearby, vacant trailer.
It was this statement that police
doubted and led them to subject
Mr. Morris to a voice stress test
.designed to detect signs that
someone is lying.
Police returned to the scene of
the killing on June 3 and found
a belt strung through the loops
of a pair of blue jeans. They be-
longed to Hope Norman.
The accused also described
for investigators Brannan and
Randy Crews how he carried
and dragged Ms. Norman's
body from the scene over two
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fences to a boggy spot on the wha
dairy about 300 yards from the T
pond and just north of Interstate Bak
Mr. Morris also said his vic-
tim appeared to be struggling
for breath after the rape, and that
he strangled her "until he could
tell there was no life left in her
body," The career criminal told
investigators he did so "so that
there would be no witnesses to
It had occurred."
'his marks the third killing in
er County so far in 2007. On
il 10, Matthew Wilkerson,
killed his estranged wife Je n-
r, 25, and her unborn seven-
ith-old child before turning
gun on himself. That crime
Irred in the living room of
r trailer home south of Mac-
Senate election ignored
Baker County voters responded to Tuesday's special election for
nominees to the Florida Senate District 3 seat with a huge yawn.
In what's likely to go down as the poorest turnout in county history
(except maybe the runoff election June 26), only 5.5% of 12,284 reg-
istered voters cast ballots at nine precincts during a 12-hour voting
period. That translates into 673 ballots.
Charles Dean, the Republican nominee over the 13 counties that
make up the district Florida's largest geographically will face
off later this month against Suzan Franks, who clinched the Demo-
crat ring. Mr. Dean, a former Citrus County sheriff and Florida House
member, came in second in Baker County to Dennis Baxley, but beat
Ms. Franks, also of Citrus County and a former New Hampshire
House member, won here over Mark Ravenscraft.
Baker County's turnout was the third lowest among the other coun-
ties or portions of counties. Columbia turned in 5.3%; Dixie 4.9%.
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Stop it, already!
Local interest in the special
election for the District 3 Florida
Senate seat here in Baker County
was weak enough anyway since
none of the can-
didates have any IMPR
true link with the I l
far north border JIM Mc
of the 13-coun- JIMM
ty district, the
state's largest geographically.
As it turns out, only 5.5 per-
cent of local voters did so. Piti-
In this case, however, they
can be excused for ignoring the
election. The candidates who
want to replace Sen. Nancy Ar-
genziano are in general colorless
and mostly unknown to Baker
But if faithful voters, those
who consider it a privilege and
obligation regardless of who is
running, needed any further ex-
cuse to stay away from the polls
this week, they found it in the
shameless negative and both-
ersome mail pieces that keep
showing up at our doorsteps.
Some come directly from the
candidates, either touting their
qualifications (the old way) and
telling us why we shouldn't vote
for their opponents (increasingly
the new way). Still other mail
comes from organizations well-
known to us (the Republican
Party of Florida) or not so well-
known (Conservative Citizens
for Justice, to name one).
Who are they? You're entitled
to ask, but I'm not sure if an In-
ternet search under the organiza-
tion name will tell you much of
anything. Ditto if you check with
their registration via the Division
Most of them are "hit piec-
es" designed to make you think
a candidate is a baby-killer or
loves new taxes, or on the posi-
tive side, make you think he
spends all his spare time in the
woods hunting. That, of course,
is to make you think Candidate
X heartily embraces principles
so dear to the hearts of conserva-
tive north Floridians.
Most of it is insulting,
Then there's the ever-in-
creasingly popular technique of
auto-calling. You're at home -
which to most
Lof us means
SIONS you don't want
AULEY to be bothered
by anyone you
don't actually know. You answer,
and after a brief pause on comes
the recorded voice of Candidate
Y, who must actually believe you
are going to listen to the entire
message and it to make your vot-
If a candidate truly thinks an-
noyances like this will help a
campaign, he or she doesn't have
the intelligence to hold public of-
fice, much less be allowed out af-
I thought telemarketing was
virtually outlawed in Florida,
and someone's going to.have to
explain how this is not too con-
It's understandable that candi-
dates for an area as large as Sen-
ate District 3 (13 counties) can
barely get around to campaign
prior to regular elections much
less the abbreviated special elec-
tion like this one. They have to
resort to gimmicky techniques
like mass mailing and tele-solic-
iting instead, we can assume, and
that means presentation of the is-
sues is turned over to consultants
and phantom strategists.
Tuesday's poor turnout is
likely more due to the vastness
&f the district and resulting dis-
connect with the voters of Baker
County, who don't know any of
the candidates and feel politi-
cally removed from them.
But the candidates them-
selves have to shoulder whatever
portion of the blame is due to
smarmy and irritating campaign
Next time, just tell us why we
should vote for you. If you.don't
have anything positive to say,
you probably shouldn't be run-
10 reasons to choose UF
The recent Baker County
graduation ceremony got me to
thinking: if you're a high school
junior who will be a senior come
August, you're probably begin-
ning the college selection pro-
cess. Have fun with that. Might I
suggest boning up on your back-
I recognize the magnitude of
the choice you are about to make.
Choosing a college isn't easy.
In service to those high school
juniors and their parents, and
as a graduate of the University
of Florida, I have a very simple
piece of advice: if you can, go to
UF. What follows are the Top 10
reasons why any high schooler
should choose UF over FSU.
10. US News & World Report
lists Florida as the 47th-best uni-
versity in the country, tied with
Penn State, Texas and two mem-
bers of the California university
system. UF is thus the 13th-best
public university in the coun-
try. Florida State, meanwhile, is
ranked 521st nationally, just be-
hind Western Idaho Tech A&M
and barely in front of the La Pe-
tit Daycare Center.
9. The women. When Itoured
UF, it was a hot, muggy day, and
every one of Florida's 24,000
female students dressed in the
appropriately skimpy summer
apparel. The very next day when
I toured FSU, the temperature
dropped 30 degrees and the Sem-
inole Nation responded by bun-
dling up like Napoleon's troops
retreating from Moscow. Very
8. Florida football coach Ur-
ban Meyer equips every mem-
ber of his coaching staff with a
Blackberry and texts hundreds
of times a day. FSU football
coach Bobby Bowden blamed
eBay when his son was fired last
7. FSU has. a circus school.
The only circus at Florida is the
one surrounding Billy Dono-
6. Florida's distinguished
alumni include Bob Vila, Carl
Hiaasen, Faye Dunaway and
5. FSU's alumni include Pol
Pot, the Marquis de Sade and
Borlog The Cruel, the as-yet un-
born destroyer of humanity.
4. Florida's lovely academic
halls are built with brick and
covered by lush ivy; 19 UF
buildings are included in the
National Register of Historic
Places. FSU built its campus us-
ing slave labor and constructed
its buildings out,of puppy ears.
3. UF grads understood num-
ber nine. FSU grads do not.
2. Florida's motto is, "Civium
im moribus rei publicae salus,"
which means, "The welfare of
the state depends upon the mor-
als of its citizens." FSU's motto
is, "Biteimus our assimus."
And the number one reason
Florida is preferable to Florida
1. Everyone knows UF re-
searchers invented Gatorade.
Less well-known is that UF re-
searchers also invented Nuclear
Gatorade, giving Florida an in-
exhaustible supply of weapons
of mass destruction.
down rom mothers to daughters
Mom took a lot of the furniture I also have her wedding china,
TH E BA C K and decorative items with her white plates decorated with a
S- to her new residence. A lot of green and white magnolia pat-
PO H what remained was cleared out tern and lots of odds and ends
PO RC Hlater by my Dad. I was able to dishes, platters and vases she
KELLEY LANNIGAN regain some of her possessions collected and loved.
ELLEY LAN GAN after she passed away, but much Poking and junking have be-
My habit of haunting antique of what she had acquired by then come a way of life for me and
and collectible shops is one that was kept by her second husband are as natural as breathing.
was instilled in me by my Mom. and later liquidated or passed on Second-hand stores are places
My sister suffers from the same to his family members. where there is always potentially
ailment. Neither of us can pass I am lucky to have again a buried treasure, and I have to
by one of these stores without beautiful hand-painted mirror make myself sometimes pass by
experiencing the magnetic pull we found together in an antique without going in because I could
to slip inside and start browsing, shop in North Carolina before easily go bankrupt.
Time takes on a different di- cancer made her too ill to shop I did recently discover an oak
mension inside such places and anymore. dresser buried under a pile of
seems suspended. It isn't unusu- On my dresser are two ginger bric-a-brac in Southern Cross-
al for me to finally emerge with jar lamps I picked out for her ings, a store:in Riverside. It was
a treasure or two and find that Christmas gift one year. I have a badly ini need of drawer pulls
several hours have passed. green and red paisley patterned and a bit dusty, but sound other-
Mom referred to this pastime hooked rug that she was fond of. wise. I'm picking it up this week.
(no pun intended) by several Heaven knows where she found What fun it will be searching for
amusing terms. "Let's go pok- the hand-painted credenza that just the right hardware to refit it
ing," she'd say, or "Let's go junk- now rests in my living room, but and I'm sure I will enjoy it for
ing and see what we can find." I'm glad she did. It's something years to come. It was also a bar-
In this way our house was I adore. A delicate table with gain.
eventually filled with beautiful Queen Ann legs she discovered Mom would be pleased.
things. She had an eye for es-
thetics and a knack for finding
a bargain. Hanging around in
antique and second-hand stores
is not the typical activity for a
10-year-old, but I was with my
Mom and had no choice. During
the hours of these forays, there
wasn't anything else for us kids
to do but actually look at the
merchandise, and so that is what
we did. It wasn't long before I
could look at a sofa and tell you
if the design was Camelback or
Mom rearranged the furniture
constantly, a habit I did-thank-
fully-not pick up. She would
also mix her new purchases in
with the rearranged furniture.
It drove my father crazy. Many
times I've seen him walk in
from a long day at work then
stop suddenly in the middle of
the den, looking confused. He'd
turn around a few times then say,
"Am I in the right house?"
After my parents divorced,
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in a barn stands beside my bed.
position to camp is
iaht to Bov Scouts
Thank you for your coverage on the rezoning of the land located
beside the Boy Scout Camp.
However, I would like to set the record straight on one issue. This is
not really a "boy scout" camp; that is just the local name for the boat
landing. Many years ago there was a boy scout camp there that burned
down. The boy scouts do not utilize this land nor have they in many
years. I don't want the citizens of Baker County to think our commu-
nity would be giving the local boy scouts such a fight over rezoning.
This community is fighting to preserve the beauty of the St. Mary's
River and our prestige river front property. Opening this up to seven
acres of primitive campsites will only lead to pollution in and along
the river bed.
Baker County has plenty of places where families can camp, and
the county has a beautiful national forest open to the public all year
for camping, hiking, and bicycling. Why would the county need seven
more acres of privately owned and maintained wilderness campsites?
Also, how can this be deemed wilderness when it's located in a
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inspiration drawn from
her persona experiences
W .IF- a --IF
The events leading to the mind and her health improved.
publishing of Macclenny Author In 1995, Ms. Cochran and her
Shirley Cochran's books are sto- husband moved to Macclenny to
ries of trag-
The loss of
her health and the long, night-
marish struggle to regain it set
the stage for her two books: "The
Cottage" and its .; ~
sequel, "Legacy ; .
of a Magical ;
Cottage." Both .
books are self- '. .
published by an
that helps first-
time authors get
their writing into
of 1981, Ms. Co-
chran, who was
living in North
Carolina, was di- _
agnosed with Fi-
She underwent a
double mastecto- '-
my trying to pre-
vent the cancer
that her doctor
assured her the
from the begin-
ning and a long
series of difficul-
ties began. Her
body would not
from the implants used for the
recon'.structi e procedure leaked.
Scarring caused mobility prob-
lems for her arms. Infection be-
came a constant worry and a to-
tal of 13 surgeries, many of them
performed in the doctor's office
instead of a hospital.
She said the ordeal affect-
ed her personal relationships
and left her in a fragile state of
mind. She beganpsychological
counseling and consulted a plas-
tic surgeon. The plastic surgeon
referred her to a specialist.in
Greenville, SC who had worked
with the developers of the "tram
flap" procedure and worked
specifically with patients whose
surgery had not been success-
Tram flap involves remov-
ing a portion of muscle from the
abdominal wall to reconstruct a
breast. She began preparing for
Unfortunately, the ongoing
infections and exposure to sili-
cone resulted in a form of arthri-
tis and severe allergic reactions.
Blood work revealed an autoim-
mune disorder, very much like
Lupus. The joint and,muscle
pain became unbearable and
walking nearly impossible with-
out a cane.
Then Ms. Cochran's mother
died and she lost her two be-
loved dogs. She felt close to the
A friend took Ms. Cochran on
a three-day Caribbean cruise for
a change of scenery. A psychic
was on the ship entertaining
guests, and for fun Ms. Cochran,
who had always been interested
in metaphysical subjects, let the
psychic do a reading.
"I told her nothing, so when
she looked at me and said,
"There is a serious issue with
your health, I was stunned," Ms.
"You are going to live a long
time, but to get better you must
do it yourself," the psychic told
her. "The problem is within you,
but the answer is also."
She went home and be-
gan reading books on healing',
meditation and the power of the
mind. She meditated daily and
began to get better, regaining
enough strength and mobility
for yoga and mild physical work-
outs. Over the next five years
she slowly changed her frame of
be near her brother.
Once again tragedy struck.
This time, it was Mr. Cochran
who became seriously ill. He
grew weak, hardly able to even
turn a doorknob, and was diag-
nosed with a debilitating neuro-
logical disorder that destroys the
peripheral nervous system.
For the next ten years until
his death, Ms. Cochran took
care of her husband. As his con-
The amount of available
work, however, was a crap shoot.
More and more, she had to spend
most of her time monitoring her
computer, checking for available
work, often up until 11:00 pm.
She lived in constant fear of los-
ing her benefits.
Confined to the house, her
time in constant demand from
a critically-ill husband and with
no social outlet and no plea-
sures, she lost touch with the
positive outlook that had rescued
her from despair and ill health
so many years
Author Shirley Cochran with her two books.
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
edition worsened each year, Ms.
Cochran's life narrowed a little
more. Her husband required in-
travenous immunotherapy, and
couldn't be left alone and she was
virtually confined to the house.
She worked on a home computer
as a medical transcriptionist and
her health benefits were tied di-
rectly to the amount of work she
when it be-
came too un-
had always be-
lieved in God,
asked for de-
"I lay in
into the dark
and asked God
to let me die.
I just couldn't
when she woke
at 2:30 am, a
story was run-
"It was just
says. "I don't
it came from,
but it didn't
a dream does.
It stayed in my
This was the beginning of
"The Magical Stone Cottage," a
project that would mentally sus-
tain her through the ordeal.
Ms. Cochran did not consider
herself a writer and had never
written anything before. That
evening, waiting for work to ap-
pear online, she filled her time
trying to write the story that had
been pressing at her thoughts all
"With the first line, it just
rolled out of me and wouldn't
stop," recalls Ms. Cochran. "I
still get amazed when I think
back on it. I produced the first
chapter in one sitting."
A pattern fell into place, she
worked at medical transcription
and then cared for her husband.
When no work was available she
wrote more chapters of the story
including elements of the spiri-
tual and holistic healing subjects
that had helped her regain her
Inspiration for what she wrote
during the day continued to come
in the wee hours of the morning,
just as the original chapter had.
"It gave me something to. look
forward to," she explained. "I ac-
tually got to the point where I
couldn't wait for work to run out
so I could write. I started to re-
lax and not worry so much."
The basic message of "A
Magical Stone Cottage," a fic-
tional work, is that death is
merely a change, not an ending;
that angels are real messengers
from God; that life, even in the
face of extreme hardship can be
filled with love and happiness
and it's largely a matter of per-
When the book was finished
at the end of 2004, Ms. Cochran
began looking for a way to pub-
lish it. She wasn't seeking fame
or recognition, but believed the
story could inspire others facing
"It helped me re-visit things I
already knew, but had lost touch
with," she says.
According to Ms. Cochran,
the story doesn't preach and is
not specifically faith-based, but
does carry a spiritual message.
"I have come to believe that
when you get too far off the right
path, you'll get hit with a "spiri-
tual 2 by 4" like disease or some
tragedy which will help you be-
come re-oriented," she says.
The book's sequel was writ-
ten during the last six months of
her husband's life before he died
in November of 2005. The sec-
ond story continues to develop
the ideas from the first book. A
beautiful illustration of a stone
cottage, done by Ms. Cochran's
sister-in-law, graces the cover of
These days, Ms. Cochran is at
peace with her past and positive:
about the future. She is active
in her church and enjoys relax-
ing on her front porch in the late
afternoon when she can listen to
the birds singing.
"I even have a new fella," she
Ideas for a third book have be-
gun taking form. When asked if
she is looking forward to another,
session of writing she says: "You
bet. I can't wait to get started.".
Ms. Cochran's books are
available online at Xlibris.comi.
Search by author name. Book
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Rain, rain, please don 'tgo away ...
After months of no rainfall, the ever-receding level of Daus Pond at the Macclenny
Nursing and Rehab Center left ducks and geese with only a few inches of mucky
water to swim in. With so little water in the pond, the fountain pump apparatus was
exposed and ceased working. Minutes after the photo above was taken on Friday af-
ternoon, May 29, it began to rain. The photo below was taken 24 hours later. Several
inches of rainfall and runoff water from surrounding areas quickly refilled the pond
and activated the fountain, much to the pleasure of the waterfowl that have come to
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A Macclenny resident is over-
drawn at his local bank because
of a forged check deposited into
his account by a stranger.
Lewis Churchville told police
on June 1 that someone had de-
posited a $2300 check into his
account; Mr. Churchville didn't
know from where the check
came, but figured it was a bonus
from work. As a result, he wrote
a $2000 check to pay a bill.
He was later told by Wachovia
Bank that he was-overdrawn by
The bank told Mr. Church-
ville that a man named Korry
Moody had deposited a $4250
check in his account at their
branch in Orlando on May 29.
That deposit check bounced, and
Mr. Churchville says he doesn't
know Mr. Moody.
In other incidents, police
found the decomposing body of
a:beagle at the Macclenny prop-
erty of a Sanderson resident.
In other cases, Deputy Greg
Burnsed says he found sev-
eral malnourished dogs living
in cages at a North 40 Circle
property owned by Brian Keith
Griffis. According to the officer,
none of the cages had food, and
the water dishes were dirty.
Responding to a report by the
county's animal control officer
Georgia Monfort on May 29,
Deputy Burnsed also found the
body of another dog a few feet
away. Mr. Griffis told police he
was trying to find new owners
for the dogs and was aware of
A criminal complaint for vio-
lation of the state law banning
cruelty to animals was filed with
the state attorney's office.
A Macclenny resident is miss-
ing a bicycle and believes that it
was stolen. Mark Charron told
police that the bike, a maroon
beach cruiser valued at $110.00,
was taken from his Christie
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Police are looking for a Pan-
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may be involved in the theft of a
dirt bike at the Wal-Mart Super-
center south of Macclenny.
Matthew Latchman of Da-
vie, Fl. called police on May 31
from the store parking lot. He
told Deputy John Hardin that
his blue and white Yamaha bike
had been stolen. Witnesses told
Deputy Hardin they saw a man
with short hair and baggy pants
put the bike into his blue pick-
Surveillance footage supplied
to police allegedly shows the
unidentified man walking into
the store, closely followed by a
woman later identified as Domi-
nique Jackson, 21. Ms. Jackson
is seen on the video returning
an item to customer service; po-
lice were able to get a driver's
license number from the cus-
tomer service counter. The tape
then shows Ms. Jackson and the
unidentified man placing Mr.
Latchman's bike in their truck.
Police found a Panama City
address for Ms. Jackson, but
when the Bay County sheriff's
department investigated on June
1, the man living at the listed ad-
dress said he hadn't seen her in
Witnesses describe the man
who took the motorcycle as be-
ing of medium build with short
black hair and a dark ball cap.
In other incidents, Joey John-
son of Gateway Automotive
told police that someone had
taken three transmissions val-
ued at $700 from the north side
of the building on South 6th St.
According to Mr. Johnson,
he placed the transmissions next
to the building on May 21 and
noticed them missing on June 1.
Witness Sean Brown told police
he noticed an early 90's green
truck speeding out of the park-
ing lot on May 25 with the trans-
Driver never had license
Sanderson resident Darnell
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May 31 and charged with driv-
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Arrest for shovin dad;
using ax handle on brother
Police arrested a Sanderson Mrs. Bain was taken to Fraser
man and accused him of shov- Hospital. According to Deputy
ing his father and striking his Moran, charges will be filed
brother with an ax handle, against her through the state
Deputy Greg Burnsed says attorney's office.
that when he arrived at a resi- In other reports, police ar-
dence off CR 229 south late on rested a Macclenny resident,
the morning of May 28, he found Gregory Andrews Jr., 24, at the
Glenn Collingwood, 21, stand- Exxon store in west Macclenny
ing in his front yard and yelling, and accused him of shattering
According to the officer, he tried a car window with a bottle of
several times to calm down Mr. Mountain Dew.
Collingwood, then handcuffed Jennifer Fraser told police
him and asked him to sit on the she and Mr. Andrews were argu-
ground. ing in a car late on May 29 when
Thelma Collingwood, Mr. she pulled into the station. Po-
Collingwood's mother, told po- lice say Mr. Andrews admitted
lice her son had a drug problem to buying a bottle of Mountain
and had been hospitalized for it. Dew from the store and throw-
She said her son became angry ing it at the car.
when she refused to give him The bottle broke the driver's
his medication. According to side window, allegedly spraying
the mother, her son tried to pick Ms. Fraser with glass. Accord-
a fight with his cancer-stricken, ing to Deputy Greg Burnsed,
42-year-old father Mark. Ms. Fraser said she was afraid
In Mrs. Collingwood's ac- of what would happen if Mr.
count, her other son Marshall, Andrews was arrested and re-
19, tried to defend his father and leased. The officer also says that
chased Glenn out of the house, when he arrested Mr. Andrews,
But according to the mother, he he said, "You cannot arrest me,
returned and hit Marshall across I know everybody," and, "Don't
the back with an axe handle. you know who I am?"
Glenn Collingwood was arrest- Ms. Fraser told the officer she
ed and charged with aggravated would seek a domestic violence
battery and two counts of do- order against Mr. Andrews be-
mestic violence, cause she fears he will harm her
In other reports, two Sander- and their child.
son residents were involved in a And the Sheriff's Office is
dispute that ended with.one in looking for Shelly Shumate,
jail and the other in Fraser Hos- 28, of Sanderson in connection
pital with an alleged violation of a
Mary Bain, 61, told police restraining order. Lace Conti,
that she was arguing with her .23, told police that Ms. Shumate
husband Royle, 60, over money had driven by her house off off
the afternoon of June 1 when Cypress St. in Sanderson and
she put her hands in his pockets shouted obscenities on May 30,
and got them stuck there. She al- despite a restraining order Ms.
leged that Mr. Bain then dragged Conti had filed.
her around their home off Bertha Ms. Conti said that Ms. Shu-
Harris Rd., at one point punch- mate also followed her while she
ing her on the chin. shopped at Williams Meat Mar-
Mr. Bain denied punching ket in Sanderson. Ms. Shumate
his wife and said she had kicked denied the allegations to Deputy
him three times in the leg and Burnsed.
threw a glass candle holder at Ms. Conti called the deputy
him. Deputy Jeremy Moran said again on May 31 and said Ms.
Mrs. Bain was bleeding from Shumate had again driven by
her wrists. her house. Deputy Burnsed was
Mr. Bain was arrested and unable to find the suspect after
taken to.the .Baker.County jail. the alleged incident
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Four arrests for fighting in street
Charges were filed against all four women. that Mr. Gibson smelled stron
four Macclenny woman on May In other incidents, police ar- ly of alcohol. According to t
28 stemming from a violent in- rested Michael Paschen, 36, officer, Mr. Gibson repeated
cident on Quail Lane. of Glen St. Mary after he was yelled profanities and refus
Deputy Gavin Sweat found released from Fraser Hospital to cooperate. As a result, he w
several locks of black hair and a where he was treated for wounds arrested.
utility knife lying on Quail Lane stemming from a June 1 incident According to Deputy Dav
when he responded to the scene on Sherman Ave. Mr. Gibson tripped and fell
that evening. He says a 17- Terry Dinkins, Mr. Paschen's the way into county jail. He si
year-old girl was shouting ob- brother-in-law, told police fered a cut to his right eye.
scenities at several other woman that Mr. Paschen began to hit
who were leaving the area. She him during an argument in the
claimed that two of the women, backyard. Mr. Paschen alleg-
Chazatee Moore, 18, and Tiara edly swung at Mr. Dinkins and R.K. M use C
Roberson, also 18, came to the missed, then hit the latter's wife.
home to pick a fight. Mr. Dinkins said that he grabbed
Ricci Gaskins, 19, a friend a hammer and swung it at his CUSTC
of the 17-year-old's, said that brother-in-law in self-defense.
Ms. Moore and Ms. Roberson Mr. Paschen was treated for a Residenti
continued to try and pick a fight head laceration. New Construction Fral
after they attempted to leave the Deputy Randy Davis arrested 259-2006
area. A local witness said he saw David Gibson, 38, of Maccleny259-
Ms. Moore repeatedly hit the and charged him with disorderly Keith Muse, Owner
17-year-old. intoxication. The officer says
Ms. Roberson and Ms. that when he arrived at Quail
Moore claimed that Ms. Gas- and Lowder Streets, he was Mike Shad Nissa
kins jumped out of a car and hit flagged down by a driver who proudly
Ms. Moore with a baseball bat told him that he had almost hit a proud
while the 17-year-old wielded man who was staggering on and .
a knife. Due to the conflicting off the road.
statement, Deputy Sweat says The deputy found Mr. Gibson
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday June 7, 2007 Page 7
Zoning for church
BY ANDREW BARE into slanted parking; that'll help.
Press Staff But 35 cars, or 10 extra cars, on
Calendar's Restaurant is set a Wednesday night, on a Sun-
to share parking on College day?"
St. in Macclenny with a new While Calendar's currently
church, and the Zoning Adjust- closes on Sundays, Mr. Osgard
ment Board gave that arrange- said the restaurant intends to
ment a thumbs-up Monday. open on Sunday during the NFL
Bill Schwartz, the pastor for season. But Mr. Schwartz again
Life Church of Baker County, contended that the church mem-
sought the special exception. bership was small and would not
The board unanimously granted affect local business, adding that
it to Mr. Schwartz the exception his members would park in the
was required to operate a church city hall lot on Sundays if there
in the central business district of was no street parking available.
Macclenny. Donald Burnsed, who owns
"We're asking for the excep- the building in which Mr.
tion to do the work that we do," Schwartz's church is leasing
Mr Schwartz said. "We feel like space, told the zoning board that
we can be a benefit to the com- leasing the building out to sev-
munity and also to the city." eral local businesses would cre-
The only voice of opposition ate more parking woes.
at the meeting belonged to Pete Mr. Osgard also said the
Osgard, a Jacksonville business- church would run against the
man who owns the building in grain of downtown revitaliza-
which Calendar's is located, tion, claiming that "people don't
along with adjoining property. like to play where they pray."
Mr. Osgard expressed concern The city is attempting to turn
over parking availability on downtown Macclenny into a
College Street, and he was not shopping and business hub. "We
persuaded by Mr. Schwartz's want to encourage [business]
contention that the 35 members in downtown Macclenny," Mr.
of his church would not put a Osgard said. "We want to turn
strain on the street, downtown Macclenny into a
S"There is not room for park- business district. And to do that,
ing," Mr. Osgard said. "Park- we need to have viable retail.
ing is a real issue. And I know We need to have professional
that there's plans to turn College offices downtown."
Five years in state prison
for selling coke near church
BY ANDREW BARE This time, it was $60 worth.
Press staff The defendant was given
Two men were sentenced to credit for 106 days he had al-
state prison terms during the ready served in prison.
regular session of criminal cir- The other man, Jeffrey Thom-
cuit court on Monday. as, 42, was sentenced to 18'
One of them, Macclenny months with the state for steal-
resident Daniel Churchville, ing a truck and resisting arrest.
18, was given five years in state But he is being given credit for
prison after he pleaded no con- 361 days served in local jail.
test to charges of selling cocaine Mr. Thomas was arrested on
within 1000 feet.of achurch.Mr. February 19, 2005 after he was
Churchville was originally also seen driving a truck that didn't
charged with selling cocaine belong to him. The truck's own-
within 1000 feet of a business, er pointed out Mr. Thomas to a
but that was dropped as part of sheriff's deputy. When the dep-
the plea agreement. uty attempted to handcuff him,
Mr. Churchville was arrested he resisted and ran away.
after two incidents in which he The deputy tasered him three
sold cocaine to undercover po- times, once while Mr. Thomas
lice officers. On January 8, he was attempting to climb a fence
sold $150 in cocaine to an un- and escape. But he still needed
dercover deputy at his home on the help of a passerby to hold
North Blvd. Three days later, he Mr. Thomas on the ground and
again sold cocaine to an officer. handcuff him.
2 death senate,
A Jacksonville jury took less
than two hours on May 31. to
recommend two death sentences
to one of four defendants for the
July, 2005 murder of a Jack-
sonville couple who was buried
alive in Georgia just north of the
Baker County line.
Michael J. Jackson, 24, was
convicted on two counts of first-
degree murder earlier in May.
The 12-member jury agreed
with prosecutors who argued Mr.
Jackson cooked up the plan to
rob Reggie and Carol Sumner,
both 61, and kidnap them from
their home in the St. Nicholas
neighborhood of south Jackson-
One of the co-defendants, 19-
year-old Bruce Nixon of Mac-
clenny, pleaded guilty in March
of this year two twin counts of
second-degree murder. He agreed
to testify against Mr. Jackson and
two others, and will be sentenced
The Baker High School drop-
out also pleaded to two counts of
armed robbery and armed kid-
Defense counsel for Mr. Jack-
son argued early in his trial last
To Stacey Boyle and her fam-
ily, I would like to set the record
straight. She did not steal any-
thing from my house,nor was she
accused. I sincerely apologize for
the misunderstanding and for any
grief that this may have caused. I
also want Stacey to know I love
her and would never do anything
to hurt her. I will always be here
for you, baby, through the good
and bad times. I love you.
ices, says jury
month that Mr. Nixon was the
ringleader and not his client. The
local defendant made the plea
agreement to save himself from
the death penalty, according to
the Jackson defense.
The vote for the death penal-
ties was 8-4, and Mr. Jackson
will be sentenced later this sum-
Yet to be tried are his girlfriend
Tiffany Ann Cole, 25, of South
Carolina and Alan L. Wade Jr.,
19, of Jacksonville.
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Macclenny resident Lori Du-
gan, a volunteer counselor with
First Coast Women's Services
in Jacksonville, has been named
the first executive director of the
future Baker County Pregnancy
The center will be a faith-
based organization affiliated
with the First Coast Women's
Services and will offer a full
range of free services to women
such as pregnancy testing, ultra-
sound confirmation, doctor re-
ferral and counseling. Informa-
tion on pregnancy options such
as adoption will be available.
Plans to establish a pregnancy
resource center in Baker County
were announced in January 2007
and $100,000 has been collected
so far. Additional fund-raising
efforts continue. A search for
a location has been underway
since that time and the target
date to open is around Septem-
ber or October 2007.
"The steering committee has
identified several possible loca-
tions and we hope to make an
announcement very soon," says
Ms. Dugan, "but we are still
open to any suggestions from
The steering committee de-
sires a central location in Baker
County with high visibility, high
traffic and access to parking.
According to Ms. Dugan,
there is some on-going confu-
sion about the purpose of the
"There is some misconcep-
tion that the center will be a
shelter for battered women, but
we will not be offering those
types of services," she said.
The center will be staffed by
professionals and trained volun-
teers. Ultrasound services will
initially be conducted in Jack-
sonville until $30,000 for an on-
site sonogram machine can be
"The ultra-sound service will
be free, but clients will need to
make the trip to the Mandarin
area to have it conducted until the
center can purchase its own piece
of equipment," said Ms. Dugan.
According to Ms. Dugan,
support for the center has been
extremely positive in the com-
"We conducted a yard sale at
Walmart Supercenter last April
and people were very generous.
Many donated money without
even buying anything," she said.
"[Manager] Branden Becken-
baugh of Walmart coordinated
with the Pepsi Company and
got soft drinks and food donated
which we also sold. We raised
$5,400 in one day with all of the
proceeds going to the center."
Volunteers will be needed to
help staff the center and a train-
ing program will be held July
13-14 at First Methodist Church
in Macclenny for anyone inter-
"Volunteers will need to be
committed Christians," says Ms.
Dugan. "Our services and mes-
sages are faith-based."
Ms. Dugan is excited and sur-
prised at her future role of direc-
"It's not what I expected
when I began volunteering one
and a half years ago, but I'm
excited about it." she said. "An
unplanned pregnancy can raise
many unanswered questions for
women, as well as men. The
center will help people make in-
formed choices in an atmosphere
To inquire about volunteer
training, to make a donation, or
for more information call 904-
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Weekend downpour brings
down ceiling in rehab house
The four inches of welcome
rainfall that blew in last Satur-
day with Tropical Storm Barry
also brought down a portion of
the kitchen ceiling in a north
Macclenny home renovated
nearly two years using funds
from a federal SHIP grant.
Carolyn Gainey, 61, who lives
in the West Ohio St. residence,
said the cave-in took her by sur-
prise since she had never noticed
a leak in the ceiling tiles.
"Saturday afternoon I was on
th, phone during, that driving
rainstgnm a.d heard this loud
noise, then I checked and there.
was all this insulation and mess
lying on the kitchen floor," she
recalls. "I looked up and their
was the hole with water pouring
The weight of the wet insula-
tion caused another cascade of
soggy material on Monday af-
Betty Jordan, president of the
Orange Park consulting firm that
administered SHIP-rehab grants
for the county in 2005, agreed
on Tuesday of this week the
abundance qf rainfall last week-
end likely caused the cave-in.
"We just haven't had enough
rain in the past year to make
something like a roof leak ap-
parent," said Ms. Jordan, who
said arrangements were being
made with the original contrac-
tor Brent Whitney for repairs. A
new roof was part of the $39,000
rehab project at the Gainey resi-
dence begun in July of that year
and completed in September.
Ms. Gainey, who is disabled,
said she made contact with coun-
ty commissioners, and Arlene
Griffis, who supervises the grant
program for the county. She was
anxious to line up a roof repair,
and also fears the incoming wa-
ter damaged the kitchen floor.
Though the warranty on re-
hab work is one year, Ms. Jor-
dan said the contractor is willing
to fix the roof. Most re-roofings
come with 10-20-30 year war-
ranties depending on the type
"Mr. Whitney will stand be-
hind his work," declared the
consultant. "He has always done
a good job for us in the past."
The county for years has ob-
tained the federal money for
both new housing and rehab for
low income residents.
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Land transactions recorded in late May
The following land transac-
tions were recorded in the Bak-
er County courthouse from May
16-31. Values are derived from
documentary stamps. Many
descriptions are by S(ection)
T(ownship) R(ange). If acre-
age or price are not listed, none
were indicated in the docu-
Shadd, John to Morgan, Larry E
in 5-1S-21E, $10
Berger, Joyce Regina to Berger,
Joyce Regina in 35-2S-20E, $10
Gainey, Thomas Lee to Gainey,
Tommy E in 7-3S-22E, $10
Richmond American Homes Of
Florida LP to Venturelli, Joseph P
in ROLLING MEADOWS LOT 66,
Martin, Buddy F to Bradshaw,
David in, $530,000
Magnone, Joseph Edward to
Martin, Wendell Trout in EAST
MACCLENNY HEIGHTS LOTS
7,8, BK 3, $25,000
Mullis, Brian T to Morris, Connie
E in 31-2S-22E, $146,000
Addison, Katherine to Crews,
Walter K in COUNTRY EST LOT
23 BK 3, $60,000
Yarborough, James M to Paulson,
Richrd T in 7-2S-22E, $10
Paulson, Richard T to Brantley,
Rodney L in 7-2S-22E, $148,000
Cooley, Claire S to Gator
Investors LLC in 32-2S-22E, $10
Lott, William W to Gator
Investors LLC in 32-2S-22E, $10
Gator Investors LLC to Mccabe,
Eric L in 32-2S-22E, $164,400
Keinath, Harold to Cales, Seth M
in 2-2S-21E, $10
Wombles, Evie T to Huston,
Dawn A in WILLIAM KNABB ADD
LOT 17 BK B, $65,000
Long Branch Farms LLP to
Rhoden, Thomas R in 28-1S-21E,
Morris Dowling Revocable
Living Trust to Fish, Lena M in 4-
Berger, Richard Dean to Berger,
Richard Dean in 11-3S-20E, $10
Drees Homes Of Florida Inc
to Sartain, Paul in ROLLINGS
MEADOW LOT 111, $244,739
Mccrary, Billy Joe Ii to Mccrary,
Billy Joe Jr in 6-3S-22E, $10
Yarborough, Roger D Jr to
Yarborough, Ryan in'20-2S-22E,
Fisher, Lisa A to Fisher, Lisa A in
Rhoden, Randall S to Rhoden.
Randall S in 7-3S-22E. 10 l:
Smith, Malachi to Smith, Malachi
in 36-2S-20E, $10
Lyons, George W to Treadwell,
Warren E Sr in MACCLENNY II
UNIT III LOT 11 BK B, $75,000
Baker County to Napoli, Shirley
E in 1-2S-21E, $10
Home, Donna N'to Walker,
Matthew in 1-2S-21E, $10
Walker, Matthew to G F Florida
Sanctuary LLC in 1-2S-21E,
Napoli, Shirley Edith to G F
Florida Sanctuary LLC in 1-2S-21E,
Morgan, Larry M Sr to Morgan,
Larry M Sr in DOE RUN AT GLEN
PLANTATION LOT 3, $10
SKujala, Charles John to Kujala,
Charles Jason in 31-3S-21E, $10
Kujala, Charles Jason to Clark,
Kyle in 31-3S-21E, $505,000
King, Michael Nathan to Romo,
Christopher M in OWENS ACRES
UNIT II LOT 10 BK 5, $169,000
Rhoden, Wayne Martin to
popson, Brett in 12-2S-21E, $75,000
Davis, R H to Forbes, Henry M
Jr in MACCLENNY SOUTH SUB,
Beckum, William K Sr to Porter,
Rory in 4-3S-22E, $10
Rhoden, Gerald Ray Sr to Stuhr,
Dale in 8-3S-22E, $53,000
Mitchell, Timothy William to
Mitchell, Merry Noel in 4-3S-22E,
Clerk Of Court to Franklin Dodd
Trustee Osceola Land Trust #12 A D
in YARBOROUGH SPORTSMEN
PARK LOT 12 SEC A BLK D,
Anderson, Thomas J to Bullard,
Tommy Royce in 30-2S-22E,
Stafford, Steve to Blanchard,
James E in 29-3S-19, $10
Wachovia Bank NA to Duncan,
Alma Howard in 33-3S-21E, $10
Cain, Gabriell Halker to Allen,
Joshua Klein in 33-2S-22E; $10
Clarke, Mary Stull to The
Labeuna Farms Inc in MOUNT
HOLLY SUB LOT 22 BK 57, $667
Stull, Dee to The Labeuna Farms
Inc in MOUNT HOLLY SUB LOT
22 LOT 57, $667
Stull, Melvin to The Labeuna
Farms Inc in MOUNT HOLLY SUB
LOT 22 BK 57, $667
Manning, Teresa to Hobbs, Floyd
in 4-3S-22E, $0
Anderson, Joanna L to Anderson,
Mikell Larue in OSTEENS SUB
LOTS 4,5 6 BK 18, $170,000
Mcmahan, James F Jr to
Fontalvo, Hugo Jr in 3-1S-20E, $10
Fontalvo, Hugo Jr to Mcmahan,
James F Jr in 2-1S-20E, $10
Mcmahan, James F Jr to Price,
Gerald D in 2-1S-20E, $295,000
Lauramore, Mitchell David to
Rhoden, Floyd W in 36-2S-21E,
Stivender, Fred B to Moore, Colin
in ALLEN ACRES LOT 4, $145,500
Walker, James Michael to Foster,
Robert in 2-1S-20E, $48,000
Mcinarnay, Letricia B to
Jaworsky, Fred in OLD NURSERY
PLANTATION LOT 119, $88,000
Porter, Rory to Wallace
Enterprises LLC in 4-3S-22E, $10
Staler, Timothy D to Staier,
Timothy D in COUNTRY CLUB
EST LOT 6 BK 2, $38,316
Chapman, Justin R to Chapman,
Justin R in SMOKERISE LOT 3
BK 3, $51,070
* Ramsey, Nancy to Kilgore,
William L Jr in 8-2S-21E, $167,000
Hall,.William H to Macclenny
Partners LLC in 5-3S-22E,
Urbanek Realty Holdings Ltd to
Macclenny Partners LLC in 5-3S-
Hall, William H to Macclenny
Partners LLC in 5-3S-22E, $0
SYork And Mccauley Land
Development Inc to Walton
Enterprises Inc in 33-2S-22E,
Michaud, David W to Michaud,
David W in 7-3S-22E, $10
Urbanek Realty Holdings Ltd to
Macclenny Partners LLC in 5-3S-
Urbanek, August to Urbanek
Realty Holdings Ltd in 5-3S-22E, $0
Blume, RaLPh to Peacock,
Michelle in 12-2S-21E, $0
Kennedy, Albert L to Carter, Ray
B in 12-2S-21E, $200,000
Blume, RaLPh to Kennedy,
Albert L in 12-2S-21E, $0
Deese, Michael T to Dixon, Eddie
D in OWENS ACRES UNIT 1 LOT
9 BK 1, $160,000
Goodwin, Mary C to Goodwin,
Richard F in 29-2S-22E, $0
Perret, Nathan to Perret, Nathan
E Trustee in 31-2S-21E, $10
Burnsed, R Dewey to Burnsed, R
Dewey Trustee in 24-25-2S-21E, $10
Glen Plantation Ltd to Lavelle,
Jerome in FARMS AT GLEN
PLANTATION LOT 16, $191,705
Im, Sophina Jasmine to Volz,
Thomas C in QUAIL HOLLOW
AT GLEN PLANTATION LOT 11,
Lancaster, Mark to Wilkerson,
Hugh F in 7-2S-22E, $10
Rhoden, Rock to Knabb, Todd L
in 12-3S-21E, $64,500
Powless, Richard W to Nelson,
James Harley in FRANK COMBS
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City of Macclenny the possibility of closing the
Railroad crossing at College Street.
A public hearing will be held at City Hall, 118
East Macclenny Ave., in the Commissioners's
Chambers at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, June 26, 2007.
In order to receive a better insight as to the
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the proposed ordinances whose title hereinafter appears,
will be presented in a public hearing to the Baker County Commissioner's for pos-
sible adoption on Monday, July, 16, 2007, at 6:01 pm or as soon thereafter as possible,
and the Baker County Land/Local Planning Agency will review on Thursday, June 21,
2007 at 7:01 pm or as soon thereafter as possible, at the Baker County Administration
Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida. Copies of said ordinances may
be inspected by any member of the public in the Commissioner's office, address stated
above. On the date above-mentioned all interested parties may appear an be hears with
respect to the proposed ordinance which is titled as follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY OF BAKER, FLORIDA, AMENDING ORDI-
NANCE NO. 91-1, AS AMENDED, REGARDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP
OF THE ADOPTED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, WITH RESPECT TO A PARCEL
OF LAND, BEING APPROXIMATELY 1.91 ACRES IN SIZE, RELATING TO THE
SMALL SCALE DEVELOPMENT AMENDMENT PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED
IN SECTIONS 163.3215, FLORIDA STATUES, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION
SUBMITTED BY BUSHMAN BUILDERS, INC; PROVIDING FOR A CHANGE IN
LAND USE CLASSIFICATION FROM AGRICULTURAL ZONE B TO RESIDEN-
TIAL ZONE D; PROVIDING SEVERABILTY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY OF BAKER, FLORIDA, REZONING 1.91
ACRES OF REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY BUSHMAN BUILDERS, INC; FROM
AGRICULTURAL (AG 7.5) TO RESIDENTIAL (RC 1); PROVIDING SEVERABIL-
ITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The subject probert is located on
CR 23C, SEC 08- TWP 2S- RGE 22
Persons interested in commenting on the proposed rezoning may appear and shall be
given an opportunity to speak at the public hearing or may send written comments to:
Baker County Planning Department, 81 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida, 32063.
Copies of the ordinance are available for public inspection at the Baker County Plan-
ning Department. For additional information, please call (904) 259-3354
NOTE: Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if any member of the public
desires to appeal any decision made at this public hearing, he/she will need a record of
the proceedings and for that purpose may need to ensure that he/she transcribe a verba-
tim record of the proceedings, which record would include the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accom-
modation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Adminis-
tration Department at (904) 259-3613 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing.
Health Department presented with flagfom Iraq...
Two soldiers from the the 202nd Redhorse Unit in Iraq. present an American flag to the Baker County Health Department's
dentistry staff. Staff Sergeant Harold Taylor (left) and Technical Sergeant Don Pettyjohn (right) gave the flag, which flew over
Sather Airbase in Baghdad on April 6, to honor the staff's efforts to raise care packagesfor the Redhorse Unit. Also included in
the photo are BCHD staffers Patty Lyons, Nancy Pettyjohn, Ruthia Crews, Whitney Taylor, David Ferguson, Janna Johnson and
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4r for Miss Norman
4, dies May28
Janies Samuel "Sammy"
Blackwell, 44, died Monday
May 28, 2007 at his home. He
was born on September 3, 1962
in Jacksonville to the late James
D. and Wilma Sweat Blackwell.
Sammy was a life-long resident
of Macclenny. He worked in
construction as a pipe layer and
loved to fish. He enjoyed help-'
ing his friends and family in any
way possible. He will be greatly
Survivors include his brother
Claude Wayne Blackwell of
Glen St. Mary; sister Loretta
Rowe (Butch) of Macclenny;
nephew B.J. Rowe, and niece
Mandi Canaday (Mitch), great-
nephews Avery and William
Canaday all of Macclenny; aunts
Toria, Higginbotham (E.D.) of
Maxville, Bernice Raulerson,
Shirley Rhoden, and Sally Cool-
ey (Jerry), all of St. Augustine,
and uncle Johnny Sweat (Alene)
The graveside service was
held Wednesday, May 30 at
South Prong Cemetery with
Pastor Johnny Wayne Ander-
son officiating. Pallbearers were
Ronald, Henry, Donald and Bill
Thigpen, Reed Kline, Stanley
Perry, Victor Brand, and Rob-
bie Morris. Arrangements were
under the direction of V. Todd
Ferreira Funeral Services.
W. Harry Johnson
Another year has passed,
now they number ten, since you
left me all alone. }
True, I have our daughters,
the grandchildren and the great-
grandchihren. lbur no one can
take your place.
I still miss and love you just
as much today as I did on June
2, 1997, when you went to your
heavenly home. Until I see you
again, kisses by the millions.
Yardsae, chicken dinners
The Glen Church will host its
Spring Fling on Saturday, June 2
from 9:00 am-3:00 pm.,
The event includes a yard
sale, games and a "GlenIdol"
talent competition. All proceeds
from the yard sale and chicken
dinners will be used. for play-
Glen Church is located off
Aunt Mary Harvey Rd.
victim ofan acci
19, died tragically June 2
She was born January 2z
in Jacksonville to Randa
She lived A.
of her life.
a teacher at
and loved Ms. Con
time with her brothers,
in the woods and mus:
was predeceased by her p
grandfather Willie E. Cor
Surviving family m
include her father Randa
Combs, mother Meliss
Tucker (Derrall), both o
clenny; brothers Wayl
Combs, Dewayne Comn
Michael Combs, all of M
ny, Derrall Tucker Jr. of
and Derrick Tucker of Ma
sister Brandy Mills of Ca
maternal grandparents Je
Nell Bullard of Baxley,C
eternal grandmother El
Combs of Taylor; step-p
grandmother Sylvia McC
Orange Park; numerous
uncles and cousins.
The funeral service w
in the chapel of Ferrei
neral Services in Maccle
Wednesday, June 6 with
Clifton Barton officiating
ment followed at Taylo:
St. Peters Anglican Fello
Minnesota Ave. Macclenny,
Sunday School 9:00
Sunday Service -10:0(
93 N. 5th St., Macclenny ~ 25
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
SJohn L. Hay, Jr., Pastor
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
Since 1965, Bill Guerry has been assisting families in
their most difficult time. Guerry Funeral Home is proud
to serve the people of Baker County.
Guerry Funeral Home....
New Hopt,' L the Community
Fi\ churchess Road
Hww. 127 Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Stud 7:00 p.m.
Ever 4" Sunday Night Service 7:00p.m.
Videll W IW'illiams -Pastor
Hope Denise Norman, 16,
died on June 1, 2007. She was
S born May 17, 1991 in Jackson-
ville and was a life-long resi-
Sdent of Yulee, Fla. Hope was an
outgoing, lovable young woman
-.' who was especially close to her
9 family with a special bond to
97, her brother and sister. She loved
/t singing, dancing, fishing, boat-
det ing, swimming, traveling and
Combs, the Florida State Seminoles.
oZ, 207. Miss Norman is survived by
2, 1988 parents Wayne and Betty Nor-
11 Scott man; brother Tony Jackson and
sister Ashley Norman, all of
Yulee; grandparents Aurbie and
Sally Hires of Macclenny; nu-
merous aunts, uncles, cousins
The funeral service will be at
11:00 am on Thursday, June 7 in
the Stephens Family Chapel of
Green Pine Funeral Home, Yu-
lee, with Rev. Larry Osburn offi-
ciating. Interment will follow in
the Green Pine Cemetery.
The family will receive
friends from 6:00-8:00 pm on
ibs Wednesday. In lieu of flowers,
riding the family suggests donations to
ic. She the Hope Norman funeral fund
eternall through any Mercantile Bank.
embers Mary Osteen, 53,
Ja Jane service onjune 2nd
f Mac- Mary Lee Osteen, 53, died
on M. Sunday, May 27, 2007 at her
bs and residence. She was bor Au-
acclen- gust 5, 1953 in Jacksonville to
f Jasper Rayford Rayburn and Barbara
axville; Lee Yonn Johnson. She worked
illahan; in the health care industry as a
sse and caregiver in Jacksonville. She
3A; pa- enjoyed cooking, gardening,
izabeth sewing and reading. Mary loved
)aternal being a grandmother and caring
3hee of for others.
aunts, Survivors include her hus-
band of 27 years, Benjamin
'as held Osteen; daughter Barbara "Micky"
ira Fu- Boyer of Jacksonville; father
;nny on Rayford Rayburn of Plant City;
Pastor mother Barbara Lee Yonn John-
. Inter- son; brother Thomas Rayburn;
r Cem- sisters Patricia Ann Crews, Jan-
ice Harvey, Joni Rigdon, Juanita
Rogers, all of Baker County, Ar-
lene Breeden and Darlene La-
tona of Marion County;, grand-
wship daughter Naomi Love Boyer of
, Fla. Jacksonville.
The funeral service was held
am Saturday, June 2 in 'the chapel of
0 am Ferreira Funeral Services with
Bishop Bowen officiating. Inter-
ment followed in North Prong
Grady Rewis was a
Golden Glove boxer
Grady L. Rewis, 81, died June
4,2007. He was born August 29,
1925 in West Palm Beach to the
taurants in G,..., -
ing to Bak-
where he Mr. Rewis
the last 30 years. Mr. Rewis was
an Army veteran of the Korean
War. He was a Golden Glove
boxer and a member of the Elks
Lodge of Jacksonville. He en-
joyed playing cards, football,
Survivors include daugh-
ters Kay Davis of Ponte Vedra
Beach, Sherri Cheshire (Don)
and Susan Johnson (Gary), both
of Jacksonville, Cindy Rivers
(Wayne) of Middleburg; four
grandchildren, two great-grand-
children. Other relatives include
Benny Joe, Patricia and Monica
Bennett of Sanderson and many
family members from Baker
The funeral service will be
held at the Ferreira Chapel on
Thursday, June 7 at 2:00 p.m.
with Pastor David Thomas of-
ficiating. Interment will follow
at North Prong Cemetery. The
family will receive friends on
Wednesday, June 6 from 6-9
The families of William Law-
ton Watson would like to thank
all those who have been so gra-
ciously reaching out to our fam-
ilies the past few months. The
calls, prayers, visits, concern,
flowers, food and gospel sing
have touched our hearts. All
the love of Jesus that has been
shown to us is appreciated.
LARRY & CHARLES WATSON
First Baptist Church
CR 229 S., Sanderson FL
Sunday School .......10:00 am
Sun. Moving 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
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am- 11:00 am
I'.; \, .,:.J BiLbk S ,id',
..'. -. 'p
'!, ,' MiniHter
S. Sam. Kilching
I uidSco l e' 10:00lam
BHE~I U$mlwo OlOi
Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 AM. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 PM.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500
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
lhi/b ilI. & 2.5-9. 1
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,1,.- ,, i ,,' F[ T NCD Paul IHaleN
Sunda l larnin dh. r hi Ill:15 an dns Bible Stud 7:111 pm
S Sun. ,,-rn i V p. 5 a] Thursdan 'u ulh :lll pm
lsund ii E ening \\irship ::I:lll pn
N-1 0 l 1 1 ,,,I n ,I Ir all ,.w '.,
Loritg Church trillt a Growing vision of Excellence"
i,, ". ,.Il l i s uis i S 14'linl H.d t ..II (i l, r 2-' H flia.
'EriSE ~iinis:::. FFl rP %lf1iU
First Baptist Church
GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA
"A Beacon to Sunday School 9:45 AM
Baker County" Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
O Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
S "/ Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM
Dr. Randy Williams, Senior Pastor
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor
SERVICE TIMES Pastor Mitch Rhoden NOW ENROLLING
Children's Church 9:30 am Kindergarten-12th Grade
Sunday School 9:30 am 28 W McclennyAve., McKay Scholarships for
Located on Railroad Rd.-in E.S.E. & I.E.P. Students
Sunday Worship 10:30 am Midtowne Center behind WJXR oe of te Ea s
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Home of the Eagles
Wednesday Night 7:00 pm 259-1199 or 305-2131 Isaiah 40:31
uii, ,, i n c. pt.erience to help you.
420 E. Macclenny Ave.
U.S. 90 East, Macclenny
270 North US Highway 301
Locally Owned & Operated
L. I /I N oil 5ndeisn
%LIIdAll S Ioi 1 .0):( 0l- dam
ilndji1A Mo\rrinin .S'etice 1 1 oil am
Sirdrldv NYltqh Scr' I e 6 (-10 poi
Ld-l "Nuh I crCI'o: 7-3)U pm
Where Everyone is Somebody and
Jesus is the Leader
1: Ei~'-rON.E WELCOE1 L
Pastor Rev. Ernie Terrell
CR 127 N., Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 10:00 am
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pm
Pastor: Oral E. Lyons
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday June 7, 2007 Page 11
John Sikes, 65,
funeral on June 6
John Daniel Sikes Sr., 65,
died Sunday, June 3, 2007 at
Community Hospice Center,
Jacksonville. He was born in
Sikes and .
as the "Boss
Mary. He Mr. Sikes
was a su-
perintendent at Tim Prep Con-
struction Company. John loved
NASCAR, fishing, playing the
guitar and keyboard and sing-
ing. He was predeceased by his
Mr. Sikes is survived by his
loving wife of 43 years, Elaine
Goodson Sikes; children John
D. Sikes Jr (Sandy), Jimmy D.
Sikes (Susie) and Patty Sikes
Rosier (John); grandchildren
Thomas Bubba Dyal, Ash-
ley Dyal, J.D. Sikes, Justin R.
Sikes, and Melissa Branch;
Branch; mother Bernice Sikes;
brother Larry Sikes (Vivian);
sister and brother Ronny and
Annie Cooner, cousin Roy Mc-
Brayer; several nieces, neph-
ews and many loving and caring
friends at Tim-Prep Construc-
The funeral service was held
in the chapel of Ferreira Funeral
Services on Wednesday, June 6
with Pastor Johnny Griffin of-
ficiating. Interment followed at
Holly Smith, 27,
Holly Michelle Smith, 27,
died Sunday, June 3, 2007 at her
residence. She was born in Jack-
sonvitle on April 19, 1980 to
ems. Holl\ I
from Jack- 11
sonville. Ms. Smith
vors include her parents David
and Brenda Smith of Macclen-
ny; brother Steven Joseph Smith
and sister Lori Brenda Smith,
both. of Macclenny; paternal
grandfather Glenwood Smith
of Jacksonville; uncle Mark
Nobles of Jacksonville; nieces
Josey Norris, Brenda Norris, Is-
belle Evans and Hollie Smith.
Arrangements were under the
direction of V. Todd Ferreira Fu-
Thank you to all who showed
their love and support upon the
passing of Jon Allen Peterson.
Special thanks to the Raiford
Road Church and Pastor Eddie
Griffis, and to Daniels Funeral
Home of Live Oak.
He will be missed.
PETE, CATHRYN, BETH, JERRY,
DEBRA, DUSTIN, JORDAN,
NORMA, OPLL & MARK
Mt. Zion N.C.
121 North t 259--1-hl
Pastor Tint C(heshire
Sunday School 9:45 amn
Sunday Morning Worilnp 11 00 j
Suriday Evening Worship 6 00 pm
Wednesday Prjver Servie 7 00 pnmi
Jesus answered. "Verily, verily I
say unto thee, except a man be
born of water and ol the Spirit,
he cannot enter into the king-
dorm of God." John 5
dies atfour months
Infant Carissa Paige Wiggins,
four months old, died Monday,
May 28, 2007. She was born
in Orange Park on January 12,
S u r v i -
ents Don Ms. Wiggins
da Duran of Glen St. Mary; pa-
ternal grandmother Mona Lisa
Wiggins of Brunswick, GA; ma-
ternal great-grandparents John-
ny and Shirley King of Hahira,
GA; paternal great-grandmother
Betty Jean Wiggins of Glen St.
Mary; brothers Brayden Barn-
well, Issac Jade Wiggins, Caleb
Wiggins; .sister Jesslyn Barn-
well; aunts Ashley Del-Llano,
and Shirley Duran; uncles D.J.
Iuran, Matt Manucy, Christo-
pher Wiggins, Shane Meadows,
Sky Tyler Walker; and cousin
The funeral service was held
June 1 in the chapel of Ferreira
Funeral Services with Pastor Ed-
sel Bone of First Baptist Church
of Macclenny officiating. Inter-
ment followed at Macedonia
In Loving Memory
Lois Irene Yarbrough
I lived for those who loved me,
For those who knew me true,
For the Heaven that smiled
above me and awaited my spirit
For the cause that needs assis-
tance, for the wrong that needs
resistance, for the future in the
distance, and the good that I
Kydalin Jade Kiser
welcomee baby girl
Stephanie Jacobs .and Bran-
don Kiser of Macclenny would
like to announce the arrival of
their daughter Kydalin Jade
Kiser. She was born May 12,
2007 and weighed 8 pounds, 4
Grandparents are Mary and
Kent Jacobs of Glen St. Mary,
and Ron and Ellen Kiser of
I would like to thank my
friends and family for hosting a
wonderful party at Heritage Park
in honor of my 80th birthday.
Thank you for the many cards,
flowers, gifts and plaques. To all
the ones who spoke at the pro-
gram, you brought back many
good memories and your kind
words will be long remembered.
I would also like to th;
one who came and i
May God bless eac
Gods way to he
There will be a lad
ing on the topic of C
to Health,, at.,ineyar:
Ministries in Olustee
beginning at 7:00 p
to eat healthy and lo
For more informal
E ising De.
Lake City Community Col-
lege summer musical theatre
production Cinderella by Rid-
hard Rodgers and Oscar Ham-
merestein II will be performed
in the Levy Performing Arts
Center June 21-23 beginning at
7:30 pm and June 23-24 at 3:00
pm. Tickets will be available at
the door one hour before each
The performance consists of
over 50 actors and musicians in-
cluding children, middle school
and high school age actors,
LCCC students and adult actors
from Baker, Columbia, Union,
Suwannee and Alachua Coun-
Soil and Water
The Baker Soil & Water Con-
servation Board will meet Tues-
day, June 19 at Taylor's Bar-
beque from noon until 1:00 pm.
The public is invited to attend.
For individuals with disabili-
ties requiring special accom-
modations, please -contact the
Baker Soil & Water Conversa-
tion office at 2599-2716 at least
5 working days prior to.the pro-
gram in order for proper con-
sideration to be given to the re-
quest. For TDD service, call the
Florida Relay Service Center at
ank every- Firewise workshop
The Baker County extension
h of you. office and the Florida Division of
Forestry are sponsoring a Fire-
MARYFINLEY wise workshop this Thursday,
alth... June 7 from from 6:00-8:00 pm
at the ag center.
lies' meet- Attend and learn how to have a
jod's Way firewise home and how to protect
-d,of, Loe, your home and community from
e June 11 wildfire. Topics will include why
>m. Learn homes burn, firewise construc-
)se weight tion and landscaping, the role of
fire in Florida ecosystems and
nation, call wildfire risk assessment.
Pre-registered participants get
a free BBQ dinner and a Fire-
wise t-shirt. Sign up by 9:30 am
Thursday by calling Barbara
Smith, 259-3520 or Andy Lam-
To my baby and best friend
I am so lucky to have this
anniversary on June 9, 2007
with you, Rick!
The man I gave my heart,
soul, love, and life to!!!
You've made it a glorious 4
Don't forget how lucky you
are!! HA! HA!
With all my love!
Your wife Rachel
senior Pastor 'Independent Pentecostal Church
avid Thoma. & Oo Ae., Macc
2594940 Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny
Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Night Service
Radio WJXR 92.1 Sunday
Sunday School 10:00
Common Ground Sunday 11:00
Common Ground Wed. (Teens) 7:00
God Kids Sunday 11:00
God Kids Wednesday 7:00
Monday & Thursday 8:00 pm
Macdenny Church of Christ
275-3617 or 259-8257
*/ #uiam& da*
a9eh~s Y. 4 Wt/aigda aas
The annual Independence
Day celebration on the grounds
of Northeast Florida State Hos-
pital will be on Thursday, June
28 from 5:30-9:30 pm. Admis-
sion is free.
Sponsors have lined up live
entertainment, rides and conces-
sions. No coolers are allowed,
and NEFSH is both a tobacco
and. alcohol free campus. For
more details, contact Sam Kitch-
ing at 259-6211, ext. 1248.
There will be a benefit dinner
for David Burnsed Jr. at Moody's
Chevron on US 90 in Macclenny
Saturday, June 9 beginning at
David is 19 years old and was
recently diagnosed with leuke-
Table Linens & Chair Covers
Column Sets & Candelabras
'. Tables & Chairs
259-839 7 of 51-6620
Contact Jamey Hodges
for all your lending needs
Loan Production Office
692 W. Macclenny Ave.
Macclenny, Florida .
Every Monday 8:00 pm
Macclenny Church of Christ
5th and Minnesota
family members ofalcoholics.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday June 7, 2007 Page 12
Two Baker Qouny officers get Heros'awards
Lt. Kevin Grodi of Station 50 in Glen St. Mary (left) and assistant county chiefJohn
Motherwell were among 18 persons in north Florida and southeast Georgia des-
ignated last month as "Heroes of the First Coast" by the Jacksonville chapter of
ASIS, an international organization for security professionals. They were among
three firefighters so honored; the other was from Jacksonville Fire and Rescue: Mr.
Motherwell was nominated by county chief Richard Dolan in the exemplary service
category for three decades of service. Chief Motherwell for the last 11 years has
volunteered in Baker County, first as a member of the Baxter station, then working
his way up to assistant chief. Among his certifications are firefighter one, life safety
inspector, hazardous materials technician and fire instructor. Lt. Grodi was recog-
nized for his efforts to save the life of a fellow firefighters who fell through the floor
of a burning mobile home earlier this year. Photo courtesy of Nancy Oliver
Bugaboo 100% contained
thanks to recent heavy rains
The Bugaboo Scrub Fire of
2007, billed as the most destruc-
tive forest fire in the continen-
tal United States since 1918, is
pretty much history thanks to
the four inches of rain that fell on
northeast Florida last weekend.
The Florida Division of For-
estry reported early this week
that Bugaboo is 100% contained,
which means bothersome spot
fires and what was left of the fire
head northeast of Lake City are
now out. The rainfall was cour-
tesy of tropical storm Barry that
blew in from the Atlantic over
Bugaboo started by lightning
in the Okefenokee Refuge in
Georgia and swept south into
Baker County the morning of
May 8 west of Baxter. It threat-
ened residential areas around
Taylor for several days before
shifting winds tilted it west and
When you finance or lease a car,
truck or other vehicle, your credi-
tor or lessor holds important rights
on the vehicle until you've made
the last loan payment or fully paid
off your leasing obligation. These
rights are established by the signed
contract and by state law.
In many .states, including Florida,
creditors or lessors can do this legal-
ly without going to court or warning
you in advance, as long as they do
not breach the peace. In addition,
your creditor or lessor may be able
to sell your contract to a third party,
called an assignee, who may have
the same rights and responsibilities
as the original creditor or lessor.
However, some state laws, in-
cluding Florida's, limit the ways a
creditor or lessor can repossess and
sell a vehicle. If any rules are vio-
lated, the creditor or lessor may be
required to pay you monetary dam-
Seizing the Car
In many states, including Florida,
your creditor or lessor has legal au-
thority to seize your vehicle as soon
as you default on your loan or lease,
which could be a matter of days or
weeks. Because state laws differ,
consumers must read their contract
to find out what constitutes a default
in their specific situation.
If your creditor or lessor has
agreed to change your payment date
or any other contractual obligations,
it's possible the terms of your origi-
nal contract may no longer apply.
Such a change may be made orally
or in writing.
Creditors or lessors who breach
the peace in seizing your car may be
required to compensate you if they
harm you or your property. Threat-
ening to do harm, committing an as-
sault, committing a battery, or a bur-
glary or virtually any crime in the
process of repossessing a vehicle is
a breach of the peace.
Selling the Car
After a vehicle is repossessed,
assuming it is repossessed properly,
a creditor may dispose of the ve-
hicle in a "commercially reasonable
fashion," which usually means at an
(This. article was submitted unsolicited by the
Three Rivers Legal Services program that serves a
17-county area in North Florida. It offers free legal
assistance to income-eligible individuals, or other
qualified individuals, in civil matters.)
south toward Columbia Coun-
ty. Most of the 124,584 acres
.burned in both Florida counties
were national and state forest.
This week brought higher hu-
midity and temperatures, along
with afternoon showers more
typical of June that also are
bringing some relief for parched
gardens and lawns throughout
the county. Rainfall in April and
May was in some areas less than
one inch, and the dry conditions
plus low humidity prompted a
county-wide burn ban that re-
mains in effect.
The ban covers all outdoor
burning, and could be lifted later
in June if the afternoon showers
DOF will continue to moni-
tor the the remnants of.Bugaboo
from its command center at the
Dowling Center off US 90 be-
tween Sanderson and Olustee.
Cami Boyette of Macclenny
graduated from Lake City Com-
munity College on May 4, 2007
with an associate degreein nurs-
ing. Cami is currently a regis-
tered nurse at Baptist Medical
Center in Jacksonville.
Cami is the daughter of Joe B.
and Bettie Crews of Macclenny.
Lee Sands graduated Friday,
April 27, 2007 from Brigham
Young University in Provo, UT
with a bachelor's degree in Eng-
lish. He plans to attend graduate
school, study creative writing,
and seek a career as a professor.
Lee is the son of Ronnie and
Debbie Kelly of Macclenny and
Ken and Teri Sands of Cleve-
land, Tenn. His grandparents .
are Bill & Carol MacManus of
Jacksonville and Beulah Wil-
ford and the.late Bill Wilford of
Glen St. Mary.
Graduates fom UNF
Gessyca Eddy of Macclenny
graduated May 4, 2007 from the
University of North Florida with,
a bachelor of science in nursing.
She is currently employed with
Orange Park Medical Center.
Gessyca is the daughter of
Gynan Combs and Tommy &
Gina Eddy, all of Macclenny.
Master's level courses in
education will be offered soon
through Lake City Community
College's campus of St. Leo Un-
Students can earn the ad-
vanced degrees in both educa-
tional and instructional lead-
ership with a combination of
on-site and on-line courses over
a two-year period. There are 12
courses required, and the on-site
,ones meet one evening every
other week at the LCCC campus.
Instructors are John Smith and
For more information on costs
and other admission require-
ments, call Chuck Oden, 386-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH
IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 02-2007-CA-0060
DAVID J. CREWS and BONNIE Y.
CREWS, his wife as Trustees of the
DAVID J. CREWS REVOCABLE TRUST,
FRED E. GROSS, JR, AND BRENDA F. GROSS,
his wife and WENDOLYN LEE GROSS,
Deceased, CHASE MANHATTAN BANK, USA,
DISCOVER BANK, CAPITAL ONE BANK,
COUNTRY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION and
GREEN TREE FINANCIAL SERVICING COR.,
and all unknown grantees; creditors, and all
other parties claiming by, through, under or
against them, and'if dead, their unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other parties claiming by,
through, under or against them; and all
unknown grantees, creditors, and all other
parties claiming by, through, under or
against them, and, if dead, or not known to
be dead or alive, their several and respective
estates, unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees and creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against those
unknown natural persons, and the several and
respective unknown assigns, successors
in interest, trustees, creditors, lienors or any
other party claiming by, through, under, or
against any corporation, existing or dissolved,
or other legal entity named as defendant,
and all claimants, persons or parties,.natural
or corporate, or whose exact legal status is
unknown, claiming under any of the above
named or described defendants or parties,
or claiming to have any right, title, or
interest in and to the lands hereafter described,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: FRED E. GROSS, JR., BRENDA F. GROSS, not
known to be dead or alive; WENDOLYN GROSS,
not known to be dead or alive; CAPITAL ONE BANK
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Action to Quiet
Title on the following property in Baker County,
Starting at the Northwest corner of Section
7, Township 1 South, Range 21 East, Thence
running South along Section line 660 feet or
to center line of Northwest 1/4 of Northwest
14; thence running East 730 feetto POINT
OF BEGINNING. Thence running South 660
feet or to the South line of Northwest /4 of
Northwest /4; thence running West 200 feet
along '/ line; thence running North parallel
with /4 liens 660 feet or to center line of %;
thencerunning East 200 feet to the Point
of Beginning, Containing 3 acres more or
less, with a 30 foot road easement along
has been filed against you and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any,
to it on FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., PA., Attorney,
whose address is 445 East Macclenny Avenue,
Macclenny, Florida 32063; (904) 259-3155, within
thirty (30) days after the first publication of the no-
tice and on or before the 18th day of June, 2007,
and to file the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on FRANK E. MALONEY, JR.,
PA., attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against you for the relieve
demanded in the Complaint or Petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on
this 16 day of May, 2007.
T. A. "AL" FRASER
CLERK OF COURT
By: Jamie Crews
Frank E. Maloney, Jr., P.A.
445 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny Florida 32063
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 02-2007-CP-0009
IN RE: The Estate of:
FREDDIE LAMAR LAMBERT,
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of FREDDIE
LAMAR LAMBERT, deceased, File Number 02-
2007-CP-0009, is pending in the Probate Court,
Baker County, Florida, the address of which is: 339
East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063.
The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
All persons on whom this notice is served,
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative,venue, or jurisdiction of this court, are
required to file their objections with this court,
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent, and other per,
sons having claims or demands against the de-
cpdent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice
is served, within three months after the date of
the first publication of this notice, must file their
claims with this court, WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent, and per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate, must file their claims with this court WITH-
IN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
The date of the first publication of this notice
is May 31,2007.
REBECCA DOYLE WEBB LAMBERT
FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., Esquire
Attorney for Personal Representative
445 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063
Florida Bar No.: 142990
HIGGINBOTHAM'S TOWING & RECOVERY
P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicle will be sold at public
auction June 22, 2007 at 10:00 am, at Higginbo-
tham's Towing & Recovery, US 90 West, Glen St.
Mary, FL. 32040.
1993 Honda 4 door
2001 Hyundai 2 door
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY,
J.P. MORGAN CHASE BANK, AS
TRUSTEE, BY AND THROUGH,.ITS
DULY AUTHORIZED SERVICING
AGENT VANDERBILT MORTGAGE
AND FINANCE, INC., SUCCESSOR
IN INTEREST TO OAKWOOD
CASE NO. 2007-CA-0053
KENNETH T. ROZENBOOM AND
TRINA M. POLKEY,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: KENNETH T. ROZENBOOM AND
TRINA M. POLKEY AND ALL PARTIES HAVING OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT,,TITLE OR INTER-
EST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following property in
Baker, Flbrida: 2000 Oakwood manufactured home
serial number HOGA20K00089 ABC, and Lot 1
of Glen Wood Acres, as per plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 2, Page 113 of the Public Records
of Baker County, Florida, and also a part of Lot 2,
of Glen Wood Acres as per plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 2, Page 113 of the Public Records
of Baker County, Florida, being more particularly
described as follows, Begin at the Northeast
Corner of said Lot 2 and run South along the East
line of said Lot 2, 298.97 feet to the North right
of way line of Glen Wood 8421'51" W, along the
said North right of way line 66.50 feet; Thence N
0605'16"W, 304.94 feet to the North line of said
Lot 2 Thence N 88"37'49" along the North line of
Lot 2 95.00 feet to the point of beginning of the
Public Records of Baker County, Florida has been
filed against you and you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on
Jeremy R. Wilson, the plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is: The Corea Firm, P.L.L.C., 325 N. St.
Paul, Suite 4150, Dallas, Texas 75201, telephone:
(214) 953-3900, facsimile: (214) 953-3901 on or
before 30 days after the first publication of this no-
tice and file the original with the clerk of this court
either before service on the plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be
Entered against you for the relief demanded in the
DATED on MAY 15, 2007.
As Clerk of the Court
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
Baker County School Board
Bid No. FAC 28-002
Purchase and Installation of Rubber Floor Tile
Sealed bids for the purchase and installation of rub-
ber floor tile meeting the required specifications will
be received by the Baker County School Board at 392
South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida 32063 in
the conference room of the Administration Building
on Thursday, June 21, 2007 until 10:00 am, sched-
uled bid opening, at which time all bids will be pub-
All bids must be sealed and marked with label pro-
vided by the Baker County School Board. Should you
Swish to mail bid prior to bid opening time, please do
so to the above address, attention Cathy B. Golon,
Director of Purchasing. Late bids will not be opened.
Faxed bids will not be considered a legal bid.
Baker County School Board reserves the right to re-
ject any and all bids received.
For questions concerning specific terms and condi-
tions, or to request a bid package, contact Cathy Go-
Ion, Purchasing Department at 904-259-4330.
Bid Package Requirements
1. Total bid price
2. Florida Statutes section 287.133(3)(A)
3. Drug Free Workplace Agreement
4. Signature sheet indicating that bidder has read
and understand the terms and conditions of the bid.
The Baker County Board of Commission has
declared a parcel of land on US 90 West more spe-
cifically described as portion of the Northeast 4 of
Section 4, Township 3 South, Range 21 East, con-
taining 20 acres more or less as surplus property.
The Board will accept offers to purchase this
vacant land until 4:00 pm June 8, 2007. All propos-
als shall be submitted to Joseph L. Cone, County
Manager, 55 North 3rd Street, Macclenny, Florida
32063. All bids should be in a sealed envelope
marked "US 90 West Property" and state the name
of the potential buyers, the proposed amount,
suggested closing date, method of payment and
any special terms and conditions if applicable, and
a minimum deposit of $100. The deposit on all
unaccepted proposals will be returned. The County
reserves the right to accept or reject any and all
proposals. More specific information regarding the
property can be obtained at 55 North 3rd Street,
Macclenny, Florida, anytime Monday through Fri-
day 9 am-5 pm.
Don't go it alone
The Baker County
Cancer Support Group
First Thursday of month
Baker County Health
S Classified ads and 'notices must be
paid in advance, and be in our office
no later than 4:00 pm the Monday
preceding publication, unless other-
wise arranged in advance. Ads can
be mailed provided they are accom-
panied by payment and instructions.
They should be mailed to: Classified
Ads, The Baker.County Press, P.O.
Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We
cannot assume responsibility for
accuracy of ads or notices given over
the telephone. Liability for errors in all
advertising will be limited to the first
publication only. If after that time;the
ad continues to run without notifica-
tion of error by the person or agency.
for whom it was published, then that
party assumes full payment respon-
sibility. The Baker County Press
reserves the right to refuse advertis-
ing or any other material which in
the opinion of the publisher does not
* meet standards of publication.
2004 Kubota L2800, 4WD, 65 hours,
top, turf tires, 5 ft. bush hog, 5 ft. box
blade, $9500 OBO; 2004 5x8 covered
trailer, like new, $1350 OBO. 904-327-
Joe Weider weight bench and weights,
Captains bed, nightstand, dresser with
hutch and computer desk, all for $150
OBO. 259-1662. 5/31-6/7p
Daylilies are blooming at Sands Farm.
North 23A to Bob Kirkland Road, left 1/2
mile. 259-6891. 5/17-31p
Great news! This summer The Frank-
lin Mer.rantile"v.'ill be open Siturdij- c
10.00 rjn5 00 P "a'll come Railroad
crossing in Glen. 259-6040. 5/31tfc
3X24 ft., 29 gauge, metal roofing; 2x6,
44 ft., load bearing, trusses. 334-6695.
Luxury queen pillowtop, in plastic,
$199. 904-398-5200. 11/2tfc
Center console, 132 ft. boat, 55 HP
Evinrude, new power tilt & trim trailer,
new tires, $1295 OBO. 234-8595.6/7p
Bed, beautiful temp-pedic memory
foam mattress & boxsprings, new in
plastic, with warranty, retail $950, must
sell $379, can deliver. 904-858-9350.
2002 Coachman travel trailer, 26 ft.
with one slide, very lean. completely
furnished, $9500. Have to see to appre-
ciate! Call 259-6371 after 5:00 pm or
leave message. 6/7p
Ladies 18k gold, two tone diamond
ring with wrap center marquise 0.77 ct
tw with 4 round diamonds @ .08 ct tw
and 4 baguette @ .16'ct tw, wrap con-
sists of round/baguettes, paid $4500,
asking $1600 OBO. Ladies 1 CT tw
diamond cocktail ring, $500 OBO. 259-
8676 or 904-497-8121 leave message.
King pillowtop, new with warranty,
$289. can deliver. 904-391-0015.
Motor home. 1989 Chevy Wini
class A, 33 ft., only 30,000 mil
A/C units, generator, new tires,
fully self contained, $11,500 firr
see! 234-8595 or 259-2776.
Approximately 100 ft. of 6 foot chain
link fence with hardware; approximately
*150 ft. of 5 foot chain link fence with
hardware, $175 OBO. 234-8595. 6/7p
Entertainment center, $50; 10k gold,
1/2 carat diamond man's wedding
band, size 13, paid $450, sacrifice for
$300 OBO; 14k gold, /2 carat woman's
-diamond engagement ring & wedding
bank, size 7, sacrifice.for $400 OBO.
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany, can
be seen at Southern Charm. 259-4140.
36" round x 42" high, solid oak pub Private caregiver position wanted.
table with 4 oak swivel chairs, $100 Monday-Friday (days), 15 years experi- ,..
OBO; 30 gallon hot water heater, $30. ence. References. Call Rhonda at 259- ; "."
259-4384 or 259-8000. 6/7p 0870 or 307-6184. 6/7p ESA.
Two horse, bumper pulled, slant load Senior homeowners age 62 & older. GA' A
trailer, $1600 OBO. 904-408-9558 or Need cash or payoff mortgage. Con- ti
904-389-4378. 6/7-14p side a Reverse Mortgage. Call Roy at .. .i:
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs, 904-302-6441 for full details.5/17-6/7p TAG L
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half round To the people or person that stole my .
foyer console. All pieces are mahogany Rednose Pit Bulldog from the Blackbot-
wood. Southern Charm. 259-4140. tom area on Wednesday night 5/23/07.
9/ 3ff Thisc on is a nart of my family and it
1989 Ranger bass boat, $5500; Hobart
meat warmer, $250; two utility trailers,
$200 each; Coke drink box, $375; large,
upright, glass front freezer, $500. 259-
1303 or cell 545-8588. 6/7p'
Mahogany. secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
Radial arm saw, router table and rout-
er, chop saw: 259-4264. 6/7p
Cookware. We stopped doing dinner
parties! Have some fabulous 17 piece
sets left. Heavy, 7 ply, brilliant surgical
stainless steel. Waterless and grease-
less. Keep in flavor, color and nutrition.
Brand new. Were $2000, first 7 callers
buy for only $299. vaposeal.com. 1-
Solid wood cherry sleigh bed with mat-
tress & boxsprings, retail $950, sac-
rifice for $395, can deliver. 904-858-
2000 model, 18 ft Fiesta pontoon boat,
40 HP Mercury, good shape, $3500.
2002 Bayliner, 135 HSP inboard, excel-
lent condition, skis and vests included,
$8500 OBO. 259-4209 or 334-0767.
Overstocked! 20 trusses, 24 ft. long,
4/12 pitch, 14" overhang, $50 each.
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
Bedroom suite. Double bed, dresser,
mattress, $250. 912-843-2098.
Solid cherry entertainment center with
slide out doors to cover TV set, 3 draw-
ers at bottom for storage, glass door
with shelves for components, shelf be-
low TV for VCR, $650 OBO. 259-8053.
1987 Nissan Sentra, 2 door, runs great,
no air, $550 OBO. 904-327-7124.
2003 Sebring Coupe, red with black
interior, 4 cylinder, automatic, power
windows & locks, AM/FM with CD play-
er, new tires & brakes, 48,800 miles,
excellent condition, great gas mileage,
$8750 OBO. 904-259-6035. 6/7-14c
14 ft. car trailer, $550; 1980 Citroen
Dyane, convertible, 4 door, imported
from UK, 50 mpg, asking $4400. 259-
1994 Buick LaSabre, needs work, $400
OBO. 259-7523. 6/7tfc
Hydraulic, like new, 3 ton chain horse
to pull engines, $100. 571-0913. 6/7p
11/2tfc 1990 Chevy Silverado 4x4, power win-
nebago, dows, A/C, cruise, dual exhaust, lift kit,
les, two 315 Pro-Comps, $4000 OBO. 259-7910
awninn. or424-9831. 6/7p
Need a little extra cash? Low cost
business opportunity with residual in-
come. 904-899-3000. 5/24-6/14p
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-7968.
Gwen's Handyman Service. Repairs,
painting, carpentry, general mainte-
nance. Free estimates. 259-9128. 6/7c
Will babysit in my home, Monday-Fri-
day. For more information, call 904-
334-7739 ask for Connie. 6/7-21 p
hurts when you lose a family member.
She's no good to you. She has been
fixed. Please bring her back or call me
and I'll go get her. Please don't hurt her.
D. Higginbotham 259-4326. 6/7p
Now accepting antique furniture'on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
AKC English Bulldog puppies, very
playful and active, big-head; beautiful
and loveable, email@example.com.
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
Sheltie puppy, male, AKC, sable &
white, giveaway price of $200 to good
home only. 259-7794. 6/7p
Tiny pampered puppies. New selec-
tion! L&L Kennels. Website: www.free-
webs.com/lbs24/; email: Inl_kennels@
AKC registered, White American Bull-
dog puppies, shots & wormed. Just in
time for Father's Day. $500. 904-653-
Lost: Reward. 3 month old Black Lab
puppy, last seen between Macclenny
Post Office and Church of Latter Day
Saints. 386-623-2491. 6/7p
Lost: $100 Reward. Long haired cat
- gray, peach & white, wearing pink
color. Lost on S. 5th Street. 259-4400
or 838-3907 please leave message.
Notice to readers:
The ,newspaper often publishes classified
advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
weight loss products, health products.
While the newspaper uses reasonable dis-
cretion in deciding on publication of such
ads, it takes no responsibility as to the
truthfulness of claims. Respondents should
use caution and common sense before
sending any money or making other com-
mitments based on statements and/or
promises; demand specifics in writing. You
can also call the Federal Trade Commission
at 1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot
fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it
sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- The Baker County Press
Two dump truck drivers needed with
asphalt experience, $13 per hour. 904-
Experienced A/C & duct installers,
must have good driving record. 259-
Dental Assistant needed. Are you sin-
cere and caring? Would you like work-
ing irl a positive, enjoyable atmosphere
where you can feel proud of the work
you do? If so, look no further. We'd
love to have you join us in Lake City.
Monday-Friday position, 9:00 am-5:00
PM. We offer competitive pay and ben-
efit package. Experience is preferred.
Please fax resume to 386-752-3122.
TA Travelcenter now hiring Arby's
team members and management for TA
Travelcenter in Baldwin, 1024 US 301
S., Jacksonville, FL 32234 or call Tom
at 904-266-4281 ext. 18. 4/26tfc
Ironi:s, furniture. !
Thursday & Friday 9:00 am-4:30 PM, 26438 CR 250
T,aylor. All tools, lurnilure lots of stuh. Moving sale.
Friday 9:00 am-3:00 PM. 136 W. Ohio Avenue Mac-
clenny Girls bo','s and ladies clothes Rains caricn.ls
Friday 8:00 am-?. Willis Hodges Road Goll bag. turf
& net. desk. tools.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, 465 Islamorada Dive.
Cypress Ponile. corner ol iNortr & Easi Blvds. Elec-
snmall refrigerator. keyboard
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, 592 N[. 5th Street. Macclennv Mulli-family
Friday & Saturday 7:30 am-?, 6769 Hamilton Crews Road of E. Andrews
Street Glen St. Mary Furniture. dog cage cornluter. variety of item:.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-noon. 226 E. Minnesota Avenue Linens home
decor, clothes, household items, an supplies.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-?. 121 S, '. mile past Burger King. 1st dirt
road on leh past Volunteer Fire Dept. on Sylvester Manring Road Wahirnin
machine e ..cellen condition, $100: 42' cut riding mower. $300 Lots of
Friday & Saturday 7:00 am-noon. 598; S-elly Lane. 121 S o .CR 130
IMudlake Road), Iollow signs. Scinwin Rec. Exercise bike. 6 HP sell pro-
pelled lawn mower 10 HP chipper shredder RV miscellaneous, bi'e car-
ner, hitch cargo carrier plus: etc household Ilems, labric-. craft supplies,
clothes 259-7615. Rain or shine.
Friday & Saturday 8:30 am-?, Dead end ol Woodlawn Cemetery Road. Kids
clothes, toys more.
Friday & Saturday. 425 S College Street near Middle School [lame brand
children. women & means cloning. lurniture, baby itemr
Saturday 8:00 am-?, E. Stansell Avenue Lois of clothes Mulii-family.
Saturday 8:00 am-?. 13966 US 90 W. Sanderson. Furniture bookcases,
desk. dining room table & china huicr, kitchen table with huich coffee
able end table otler miscellaneous' tools mostly Crattsman tires &
rims. paperback books miscellaneous books many sewing patterns a lot
uncul, conee maker children's books, knrick knac's dishes, china, e'.ercise
machines, many more items. too numerous to list. Something for everyone.
31 years accumulation'
Saturday 8:00 am-?. 718 Long Drive. DVDs, slove. iarjoke machine with
CDs. Star Wars rnuch more
Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 PM. -1626 Barber Road. Household clothing, too
rmu h 0o list 3 families
Saturday 9:00 am-?, Georgia Bend on Steelwaier Road oh 185. Furniture
hOusiiold iteilS ,loihini 2 tarm ilie5 .
Saturday 8:00 am-?, George Hodges Road Ic' Aspeh Boat home decor
baby items. computer desk, lots more. 41 families. Rain or shine.
Saturday 8:00 am-?. 566 Pine Crest Circle of Timberlane. Baby & miscel-
laneous items 2 families
Saturday 7:00 am-3:00 PM, 540 rI Lowder Street Macclenn!. Baby.iod-
dier clothes for boys &-girls women & mens clothes.shoes AC gauges
wedding dress appro:..imate e e 4-6, home decor & lurriture, plus fireplace
insert, much much more.
Saturday 8:00 am-noon. 1210 S. 5th Streel Furniture, nousehOld items
lois to choose from.
Saturday 8:00 am-3:00 PM, Glen Church Aunt Mary Harvey Road Chicken
dinners will also be sold. Proceeds to purchase playground equipment lor
Saturday 8:00 am-?. 9704 CR 12;. Sanderson Power cicil; men women
and children clothes lots ol other stuff.
Saturday 7:30 am-?, 4250 Dogwood Street, Macclenny II. Furniture elec-
tronics household Ilems.
Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 PM. 6900 Odis Yarborough Road 3 families
Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 PM. 445 E. Macclenny Avenue Car trailer. lawn
mowers household goods. clolhing, odds & ends Multi-lamily.
A Touch of Grass Lawn Service needs
experienced full time lawn maintenance
worker with valid Florida drivers license.
Cashier needed at Moodys Chevron.
Apply in person at 453 W. Macclenny
Pier 6 Seafood now accepting applica-
tions for all positions servers, cashiers,
dishwashers and cooks. 259-6123.
Local home care agency seeking PRN,
RN, .OT and a full-time PT. Please call
259-3111 formore information.4/19tfc
Friday & Saturday
8:00 am 3:00 pm
121 N. past old Twin Bridges
store, turn left on 185, go
to 5 mile marker.
End tables, clothes, toys,
some VBS items, misc.
Experienced pipe/track hoe operator
needed, minimum five 'years experi-
ence. Apply in person at Earthworks of
N.E. Florida. 904-653-2800. 5/24tfc
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools, benefits after 90 days. 259-
Class 'D' license required
Full time & part time
sfi.appone.com or call
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CALL FOR JUNE SPECIALS ON INVENTORY HOMES!
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Some frrint elevations may difer slightly, Prices subject to change without notification.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday June 7, 2007 Page 14
Huddle House franchise available.
Own your own business just $80,000
up front capital with build-to-suit pro-
gram. 770-367-9623. 5/31-6/14p
Looking for a new career? Welding and
heating/air conditioning program may
be for you! Classes begin August 20,
Monday-Thursday 5:00-11:00 pm and
Wednesday-Thursday 5:00-9:45 pm.
Financial aid may be available. Contact
Lake City Community College at 386-
754-4324 for assistance. 5/3-6/28c
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, limita-
tion or discrimination based on race, color,
religion, sex, handicap, familiar status or
national origin, or an intention, to make any
such preference, limitation or discrimina-
tion." Familial status includes children under
the age of 18 living with parents or legal cus-
todians, pregnant women and people secur-
ing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will 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 is
3 BR, 1 BA CB home, corner lot, 110
North Boulevard E., $130,000. 904-613-
5 BR, 2 BA doublewide and 3 BR, 2
BA doublewide on 5 acres located by
Sanderson Pipe on Lewis Rhoden Trail
& Arnold Rhoden Road. Both are cur-
rently rented. Use as investment or.live
in one and rent the other, $145,000.
10 acres off Dinkins Church Road in
Sanderson, covered with pines, $95,000.
904-275-3015 or 904-237-6490.
Ready to purchase that dream home or
refinance your house? Call Holly Oliver
for all of your mortgaging needs. www.
hollyolivermortgages.com or call 904-
994-2764 cell. 6/7-21c
3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1721 SF heat-
ed on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all electric
appliances, $209,000. Call 813-1580
8.39 acres w/well & septic, 1 mile north
of Sanderson on CR 229, $96,500.
Owner financing available. 904-813-
Macclenny Land-Home package. New
1579 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA upgraded Satina
kitchen package & more on 1.5 shaded
acre on the St. Mary's River. $135,000.
3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1675 SF heat-
ed on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all electric
appliances, $219,300. Please call 813-
1580 (2WE). 5/10tfc
2000 SF brick & vinyl home, built in
1994 on 1.6 acres in Glen. Large kitch-
en, brick fireplace in living room,_500+
SF unfinished 2 car garage, many out
buildings including double RV shed,
greenhouse & workshop. Hobby room
or office adjacent to master BR, can be
Used as a 3rd BR, 200' paved driveway
to paved CR 125 N. Must sell $199,000.
904-219-0480 or 904-525-8630.5/3tfc
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III, 2
large lot $65,000 each, 1 lot @ $55,000.
Please telephone 904-813-1580.
Vacation home on river in Baker County
at deadend of Webb Haven Road, 3+
acres, big screened breakfast nook over-
looking the river, new kitchen, 1 BR, 1
BA, $199,000. 759-5734. 5/17tfc
3 BR, 2 BA on 4.96 beautiful acres.
Open floor plan with split bedrooms,
walk-in closets, garden tub, nice kitchen
with plenty of cabinets/counter space.
Property is high & dry, stocked fish
pond, workshop/storage area, additional
10x12 storage shed, garden area w/irri-
gation, 2 wells on property. Great invest-
ment. Property can be divided for two
homes. Motivated sellers, $175,000.
New home under construction. Will be
ready approximately end of May. Buy
now pick your colors. 1431 SF liv-
ing; 1980 total SF, $189,000. 904-653-
FSBO. 3 BR, 2 BA on 1V acre in Glenfield
Oaks Subdivision, $212,000. 813-3091.
FSBO. 3 BR, 2 BA vinyl & brick home
on 5 acres with pool & large barn in the
country. 904-334-3817 or 904-610-
1-3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash discount. 912-
Macclenny. 3 BR, 2 BA beautifully
kept, move-in ready, brick front home
in a nice quiet neighborhood. Features
include Italian tile, hardwood floors,
new stainless appliances including
refrigerator, fireplace, fenced yard with
pool, $184,900. Call today Exit Realty
Affiliates Network at 904-755-1699.
1 acre cleared lot in Glen, close to high
school and tennis courts. Mobile homes
OK, $49,900. 904-219-0480 or 904-
FSBO. 3 BR, 2 B 2 A doublewide on Y
acre, front & back porch, metal barn,
$85,000. 259-9776 or 904-302-1219.
Your plans or mine! 1.28 acre lot with
existing well, septic and electric at 8797
Dupree Road, $60,000.813-3091.3/ltfc
4 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1876 SF
heated on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all
electric appliances, $249,000. 813-1580
Pending. 3 lots for sale. 1.02 acres; 1.02
acres; 1.45 acres, on Steel Bridge Road
near public boat ramp, $8000 $12,000.
Call 904-813-3091. 5/1 Otfc
3 BR, 2 BA vinyl siding/brick front
w/1090 SF heated in Macclenny, all elec-
tric appliances, $155,600. Please call
813-1580 (6TL). 5/10tfc
9.39 acres w/well & septic, 1 mile of
Sanderson on CR 229. $96,500. Owner
financing available. 904-813-1580.
3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1576 SF heat-
ed on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all electric
appliances, $214,200. Please call 813-
1580. (21GFO). 5/10tfc
New 3 BR, 2 BA brick home on .5 acre
in Macclenny, all electric appliances,
$2250 security deposit, $1500/month.
Please call 259-3343 weekdays between
9:00 am-5:00 PM. 5/17tfc
4 BR, 2 BA mobile home on 2 acres,
south of Sanderson, $750, no smoking,
no pets. 904-813-4052 or 239-695-
3 BR, 2 BA brick home in nice neighbor-
hood, beautiful house with large fenced
backyard. No pets or smoking. $1100/
month plus deposit and last month. Call
Cypress Pointe in Macclenny. 3 BR, 2
BA home, screened patio, $1195/month.
Patricia Turner, Realty Executive. 556-
9586. 6/7-21 p
3 BR, 1 BA home on .5 acre in Macclenny.
All electric appliances, $850 security
deposit, $850/month. Please call 259-
3343 weekdays between 9:00 am-5:00
2 BR, 1 BA singlewide, $300 deposit,
$350/month, Smokey Road. 226-4780.
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, carpet &
vinyl flooring, living room, kitchen, din-
ing room on .50 acre lot in Sanderson.
All electric appliances, $1600 secu-
rity deposit, $800/month.. Please call
between the hours of 9:00 am-5:00 pm,
weekdays 259-3343. 2/22tfc
2 BR, 2 BA, $700/month plus security
deposit. 275-2354. 6/7c
2 BR, 1 BA house, no pets, $600/
month, $600 deposit, two references.
Mobile homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-860-
Maxville. 2 BR, 1 BA on a fenced acre,
2 car garage, porch, $700/month. 289-
3 BR, 2 BA singlewide on fenced V2 acre
lot two miles from 1-10 & 121, $650/
month, 1st, last & $500 deposit, no
pets. 259-2552 or614-6111. 6/7-21p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, no pets, gar-
bage pickup, sewer, water & lawn main-
tenance provided, $600/month, $600
deposit. 912-843-8118. 2/15tfc
2 BR, 1 BA house, CH/A, fenced yard
in Georgia Bend, $600/month, $300
deposit. Call 259-6101. 6/7p
2 BR, 1 BA, $450/month, CH/A, 1st, last
& $300 deposit, fenced yard. 259-7335.
Maxville. 3 BR, 1 BA on 1 fenced acre,
front & back decks, $650/month. 289-
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home in good neigh-
borhood, very clean, beautiful large
lot, $750/month plus deposit and last
month's rent. Call 859-3026. 5/10fc
5 BR, 2 BA on Arnold Rhoden & Lewis
Rhoden Trail, $800/month, $1100
deposit, no pets. 259-9066. 6/7-14p
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Commercial building, 65 W. Mclver St.,
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2001 doublewide mobile home,
approximately 2100 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA with
large garden tub, living room/family
room with fireplace, large kitchen with
work island. Open floor plan with split
levels. Inside laundry room, excellent
condition, $45,000. 259-8363 or 509-
2007 Entertainer, 32x80, 4 BR, 2 BA @
$71,900 including delivery, setup, fire-
place, smooth top, built in microwave,
dishwasher, side-by-side w/ice maker,
upgraded carpet, TV, surround & more.
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Responsible for planning, organizing,
budgeting and directing the operations
and management of the Performing
Arts Center (PAC). Bachelor's degree
and three years experience in college/
university cultural services. Salary:
$37,500, plus benefits. Application
deadline: June 28, 2007
Assistant Baseball Coach/
Student Services Support
Assist the head Baseball Coach with
all duties required for intercollegiate
baseball team. Work half time in
Student Services areas. Must have
minimum of High School diploma
plus high school or college playing
and/or coaching experience. Bachelor's
degree preferred. Valid Florida driver's
Salary: $21,612.00 annually plus
benefits. Review of applications will
begin immediately. Position open until
Persons interested must provide
application, vita, and photocopies
of transcripts. Position details and
applications available on web at:
Inquiries: Human Resources
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025-2007'
Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594 '
Accredited by the Commission On Colleges
of the Southern Association ofColleges
and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in
Education & Employment
AMUSTSEE!-MLS#353752 Beautiful newer
hm (2005) on.31 acres. Inside is immaculate.
4BR/2BA, over 2000 sq ft. Move in ready!
HUNTER'S PARADISE! MLS#353074 Nice
3BR/2BA dblewide on 5 acres. Split bdrmn
arrangement; master suite w/garden tub. Fully
equipped kit 12 X 9 detached shed $135,000
3-CITY LOTS MLS#353112 Well maintained
brick hm on 3 city lots, 2,700 sq ft, 4BR/2BA,
pecan trees, detached gar &wood firs, $394,000
ALL BRICK- MLS#350781 3BR/1 BA on Irg city
lot, newer roof, fresh paint inside, central heat/
ac, fncd back yard & workshop, $160,000
VACANT LAND MLS#329000 40 acres of land
for development South of Sanderson. A great
investment property, $600,000
WELL MAINTAINED MLS#344923 Open floor
plan 3BR/2BA in nice area of MacClenny approx
1.5 acres w/over 1800 sq ft in good location,
IMMACULATE 2005 MLS#333101 3BR/2BA
home on .31 acres, open fir plan, big back yard,
scrnd porch, & privacy fncd, $199,999
BAKER COUNTY MLS#312559 5 acres private
and partially cleared. Ready for your hotrte.
BRICK-MACCLENNY- MLS#346143 Brick
4BR/2BA on .27 acre w/privacy fence, 3 yr roof,
storage building, & Irg backyard. Immaculate!
INVESTMENT MLS#360088, $75,000;
MLS#360062, $50,000; MLS#360031, $50,000;
MLS#360050, $50,000 4 mbl hms on Vz acre
lots in Sanderson, may be purchased according
to MLS or as a whole, currently rented @ 2,150
Need to look up the
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275-3617 or 259-8257
r Cj LAUCE CITY
Associate Professor, Associate in
Science Nursing Program
198 duty day Tenure Track position
Must have 2 years experience acute care
nursing. Minimum ofMaster's degree in
Nursing, with 18 graduate hours in the field;
have FL RN license or be FL license eligible.
Computer skills. Teaching experience
Associate Professor, Practical
228 duty day Tenure Track position
Must have 3 years experience as a staff
nurse (preferably in acute care). Associate
of Science degree in Nursing (BS preferred)
and be State of Florida licensed RN (or
license eligible). Computer skills. Teaching
Salary for both positions based on degree
and experience, plus benefits.
Application deadline: Open until filled
College application and copies of
transcripts required. Position details and
application available on the web at:
Inquiries: Human Resources
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314 Fax: (386) 754-4594
Accredited by the Southern Association
ofColleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Educaion & Employment
Reduced-Ten high and dry acres zoned forhorses. Located 3 miles west of Glen
St. Mary off of US 90. Good road frontage. Modular, manufactured and conven-
tional homes welcome Reduced to $100,000
Nice older MH completely renovated & new additions. 3 BR, 1'V 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.
Pool & large workshop (large enough for 3 cars, boats, etc.) with second
floor loft that can be used as a teenager's retreat. Brick 3 BR, 2.5 BA, fireplace,
screened porch, garage & 2 carports. Nice wooded 2 acre lot on Bob Burnsed Rd.
near Odis Yarborough Rd.-$265,00. Reduced to $249,000
4.88 acres joining Baker County's St. Mary's Shoals park on two sides.
4 year old 3 BR, 2 BA brick home, 1938 SF with fireplace, two porches and two
car garage. Very nice home in good area on paved CR 125 north of Glen. Horses
are allowed. Must see. $359,900
Amelia Island condo with ocean view. 3 BR, 2 BA with large corner bal-
cony located on 2nd floor of Ocean Park Condominiums. 1675 SF living space
with nice floor plan. Elevator, pool, garage space and easy access to the beach.'
This attractive unit is priced to sell at $659,700.
Convenient to Orange Park Mall Fixer upper for beginners or retirees-
2BR, 1 BA with garage and completely fenced yard. Located on Clud Duclay Rd.
just off of Blanding Blvd. Priced to sell at $115,000
Good location near elementary school in Macclenny. Brand new 3
BR, 2 BA with 2 car garage. Double lavatories, garden tub and shower in master
bath. 'Rayed ceiling in master bedroom. Porch and utility room. Vinyl siding
with nice brick frim. Scheduled for completion in July Priced to sell at $170,000
Jonathan Street in Macclenny. New home under construction. 3 BR, 2
BA with porch and 2 car garage. Completion expected in mid-July Mast bath
equipped with double lavatories, corner garden tub and separate shower. Large
walk in closet and trayed ceiling in master sutie. Brick trim with vinyl siding.
Priced to sell'at $170,000
NEEDS LOTS OF TLC- MLS#356879 3BR/1BA, 1269 sq
ft, House being sold "as is' a great investment property
ready for you to use your skills! $110,000
REDUCED-QUICK SALE MLS#320233 03' DW hm w/
almost 1 acre Baldwin. Enjoy Irg shed w/elec & garden
tub to relax in after work. $109,000
"MOVE WEST YOUNG MAN!"- MLS# 367846 Come hm
to this 3BR/2BA Fleetwood DW on .98 acres. Enjoy Irg
canal in back w/ bass! Nice area for $129,500
YOUR KEY IN KEYSTONE HEIGHTS! MLS# 368995
Enjoy Mother Nature in this Vacant Land of 2.11 acres
w/200 road frontage. Seller owns /2 pond. $42,000
BRICK HOME ON 1 ACRE MLS#371003 3BR/2BA
immaculate condition, 4 yrs old, deluxe BA, split BR &
much more. $254,900
Check it out...
2600 square ft retail space available.
Excellent location for restaurant, etc.
Next door to
Moody's Chevron and
Terry's Hunting and Fishing
Plenty of parking and plenty of traffic.
$2500 a month
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Jim Smith, Real Estate Broker
Josie Davis Mark Lancaster
Juanice Padgett Andrew P. Smith
Teresa Yarborough Shannon Jackson
3 BR, 2 BA 1248 SF o j-o eejmodeleddwith personality
New hardy plank siding, 1 ,Jl j of ceramic tile. Located 1
mile south of 1-10 on SR st. p,/uu.
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 MacclennyAvenue
(US Hwy 90). Near hospital, doctor offices, city/county offices and down-
town 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.
Estate 36.54 acres with /4 mile frontage on river. Estate sized home is
3200 SF heated &.cooled. 4 BR, 2V2 BA, fireplace, formal dining room,
breakfast nook, game room, office and many other amenities. 'Io story
good quality brick construction. Screened porch, patio/cook area, screened
hot tub. 55x60 concrete barn and 30x60 hay barn. Fenced and cross fenced.
Home is at the top of hill with panoramic views. The nicest property in Baker
County Shown to qualified buyers by appointment only This estate can be
yours for $1.5 million.
Home with detached Office/Beauty Shop Nice 3 BR, 2 BA 2 story
stucco home on 2 acres. 2336 +/- SF with former beauty shop building.
Zoned for two homes. Large stone fireplace, ceramic tile floors, paved drive-
way and parking, above ground pool with pool house, chain link fencing,
carport and detached garage. Nice for someone who needs a home with an
office, beauty shop, barber shop, etc. Affordably priced at $249,700. Will sell
home with one acre lot for $215,000.
Horse/Cattle Ranch 87,95 acres of beautiful pasture. Fenced and cross
fenced. Panoramic view. Build your dream home on this exceptionally nice
acreage. Shown to qualified buyers by appointment only. Own this ranch
land for $1.3 million
2 BR, 1 BA approximately 1064 SF brick home with 1 car garage.
Located in Marietta. Priced to sell at $124,900.
1395 Chaffee Road
BEAUTIFUL 9.5 ACRES MLS#370994 9.5 acres on
paved rd, zoned agricultural, horses welcomed and
you are too! Call today to make this your new home.
A GREAT GET-A-WAY MLS#358159 Need
a haven for you and your family? This is it!
A second home or your primary. Must see
ANOTHER BEAUTY! MLS#359232 Full brick
3BR/2BA new construction, split plan, Irg fam
rm, Irg mstr ba that sits on 1.1 acre. Great area!
ACREAGE MLS#341513 3.5 acres located just
35 miles fm Jacksonville, mobile home allowed,
COUNTRY LIVING MLS#329232 four acres in
Bryceville w/dbl wide hm, concrete block work
shop, Home sold As-Is! $165,500
MACCLENNYJEWEL MLS#354909 3BR/2BA
mbl hm built in 1994, second mbl hm currently
has renters & pays $125 per wk, built in 1990,
fncd yrd, $145,000
COMMERCIAL FOR SALE MLS#360641 13-14
acre parcel has railroad access, Irg parcel cleared
and ready to build, existing 2400 sq ft metal bldg
W/2 bays & more! $3,200,000
BEAUTIFUL LAND- MLS#362238 28.54 acres
partially cleared in MacClenny Rural County but
close to town. $599,340
COMMERCIAL -MLS#368711 1421 sq ft on.59 acres, COZY HOME- MLS#363976 3BR/2BA, 1438 sq
zoned residential/commercial, great location near 295 for ft, heated fam rm/den w/frplc could be 411 BR,
small business. $230,000 new kit cab & Berber carpet, scrnd bck porch
MIDDLEBURG VICINITY MLS# 368943 This well
maintained home features 3BR/2BA & fai rm w/frplc,
spacious eat- in kit w/pantry closet and more! $140,000
ROOM TO ROOM! MLS# 368943 This hm features
3BR/2BA, Ir/frplc, Irg M BA/garden tub & shower stall,
barn, 2-car carporton 1.19acre. $140,000
CARPENTER'S DREAM MLS#371541 3BR/2BA
home features a two car attached garage plus two car
detached/workshop, covered RV parking on over %2 acre
w/fncd yrd. $159,999
COMMERCIAL FOR SALE MLS#351956
.15 acres, 870 sq ft, located in the heart of
downtown Callahan. It's a Great investment
FAMILY DELIGHT- MLS#337913 3.9 acres in
the country, 3 mast suites, 3065 sq ft, handicap
ready, Corian ctrtops & located in prestigious
Chandler Oaks. $429,900
799 S. 6th St., Macclenny ** 259-6555
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday June 7, 2007 Page 15
A different kind of sport in Italy
Buon Giorno from Bella Ita-
This is' your intrepid sports
reporter combing the globe for
the hottest in sporting news. This
week I am in Venice for the An-
tica Reggata and a Serie C soccer
match between Venice and Pisa
(of leaning tower fame).
This is not something you're
going to run across on ESPN
Sports Center, I can guarantee
I'm here with my wife Kel-
ley celebrating our 25th wedding
anniversary. As Kelley brags, it's
been the best three years of her
As you probably know if
you've been reading my column,
I'm a fanatical soccer fan (a ti-
foso di calico, as they say here).
I was very excited about seeing a
match in the home of the World
Unfortunately, it's the last
week of the regular season (the
scudeto) here and the match
between Venice and Pisa was
a huge deal. In soccer there are
various levels of proficiency. Se-
rie C is as far distant from Serie
A, the top league, as AA baseball
is from the New York Yankees.
However, by being success-
ful, you can move up a division
Having a high degree of
An antique boat race held in Venice, Italy.
and Pisa and Venice were play-
ing for a shot in the playoffs. The
game was sold out and Venice
fans were nuts. The trailed up
and down the streets with big
team flags. I was very disap-
pointed not to see it. The game
finished 1-1 and will be replayed
next week in Pisa.
But this morning was one of
the coolest sporting events I've
ever run across. Venice is an is-
land and every year there is a
race between antique boats from
all the ancient Italian city states.
Venice, Pisa, Amalfi and Genoa
compete in original costume.
Teams of 16 rowers race these
galleys up and down the lagoon.
There is also a races between
gondolas and all sorts' of water
craft up and down the grand ca-
nal. It's a party atmosphere and
teams from all over the world
We saw Germans and Scots
with bagpipes, the crew from
Emory University, Brits and
Dutch. plus rowing clubs from
all over Italy. Tourists cheered
for their home countries as they
came under the fainous Rialto
Some were serious racers,
but they were mixed in with just
about anyone entered a boat or
kayak or canoe. No power boats
were allowed. It was all rowed. It
was a show unlike anything I've
I could see doing that in Baker
County with teams from Cuyler,
Taylor, Glen St. Mary, Moniac,
Macclenny and Maxville. Enter
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I'll keep you updated as
we travel through Italy on my
worldwide hunt for sporting ex-
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Speaks to Fair Tax supporters...
Mark Gupman ofJacksonville spoke to a crowd of about 60people during a luncheon
at the Baker County agricultural center in west Macclenny May 31 on the virtues of
the Fair Tax. The controversial proposal would replace the current income tax system
with a national sales tax. The Fair Tax proposal has been introduced in Congress for
several years, but is yet to gain sufficient support to push it beyond consideration by
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