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78th Year, Vol.8 Thursday, June 21, 2007 Maccdenny, Florida 500
zoning bid is
BY ANDREW BARE the development would pollute
Press staff and bring crime to the area. On-
""County commissioners rare- Mondaytheir same arguments
ly receive standing ovations won over the county commis-- ... .-
upon making decisions. sioners.
So it was, perhaps, surpris- "I have a problem with the
ing Monday night when the primitive campsites," Com- Co(',,ni,, i,ewrs I tromt hl'lt Combs. GCt, ii. Hartle. RRobin n, anad Cre s listened t,, oppuonnsI o. St. Ilav', co.oi i0pI11dmm
Baker County Commission's missioner Alex Robinson said president of the organization, campers each day, this county be any trouble down there."
"l.l chambers resembled Carnegie before the vote arid after the presented an opposition peti- will create the potential for 400 The St. Mary's Cove Pres-
Hall after the board unani- public hearing portion closed. tion she said was signed by campers to literally use the rest- ervation non-profit paid for a
mously voted down a primitive "I have a problem with the over 1000 people, room on the shores of this his- court reporter to take verba-
camping site on the St. Mary's number of tents and trash." In her remarks, Ms. Brittain toric, pristine river." tim minutes of the meeting,
River. One resident, Dennis Hayes, primarily expressed- concern Mr. Rhoden spoke twice at though under state law the
Nearly 75 people packed the predicted environmental catas- over the dumping of "urine and the meeting, but could not con- commission was required to
chambers Monday night and trophe, saying that the camp's feces" into the river from por- vince the commissioners that record the meeting and hand
12 neighbors of the proposed location was in the middle of a table toilets. And as a whole, he would be able to adequately over the various accounts to
camp spoke in opposition. 15 flood plain, the residents were worried that police the facility. He asserted anyone requesting them. After
had signed up to address the "Common sense tells you the hundreds of people who that a 'structured, monitored the board's vote, Commission-
commissioners, but the final you should not place a campsite would utilize Mr. Rhoden's camping site would represent er Mike Griffis tried again to
three elected not to do so, as on a flood plain," Mr. Hayes camp would befoul the land an improvement over the cur- convince the residents that the
their points had already been said. "Don't vote for a disaster and river and engage in heavy rent situation. Residents say county had not attempted to,
addressed. in your own backyard." drug use. 'the current boat ramp and adja- enter into an illegal agreement
On May 24, Bryan Rhoden At one point Dan Hysler, "The long term environ- cent park owned by the county with Mr. Rhoden.
of Macclenny got the approval president of The St. Mary's mental effects this would have is overrun with crime, drug use "We live in a free country
of the Land Planning Agen- Cove Preser% ation, a non-prof- on our river, our land and our and loud music, where we're allowed to say
cy for his proposed camping it organization formed to fight surrounding environments "I'm going to do my best certain things-to a certain ex-
ground, which would include. Mr. Rhoden on the issue, corn- would be detrimental," Ms. to do what I said I'd do," Mr. tent," Mr. Griffis said. "We're
199 "primitive" camp sites. pared the proposed campsite Brittain said. "If the proposed Rhoden said. "Having a dirty not allowed to yell 'Fire!' in a
Among the speakers Monday (from But he did so over a roar of dis- to Uganda and said it would campground is granted with river is not conducive to hay- crowded theater if there's no
top): Mr. Rhoden, Mr. Hysler and Ms. approval from residents along look like a "refugee camp in approximately 200 camp sites, ing people come to it. You'll
Brittain on both sides. Steel Bridge Rd., who argued Darfur." Paula Brittain, vice- with an average of two to four have a clean park. There won't (See page 2)
sent to state
While the Baker County
Commission spent much of
Monday's meeting focused on
the St. Mary's River, they also
took the time to transmit four
large-scale land. proposals to
the state Department of Com--
None of the transmittals
represent approval by the com-
missioners. The DCA has 60
days to review the plans and
The most contentious dis-
cussion centered around the
"Baker 900" proposal to build
an industrial park on 723 acres
near Sanderson. The commis-
sioners unanimously agreed
to send the proposal to DCA,
which will provide developer
Amram Adar with areas of
concern. But the commission-
ers had already envisioned one,
(See page 2)
- -4 -
Whatever happened to td
They Greystone subdivision just east of the Glen
St. Mary town limits off US 90 is ready to go -
streets, curbs, water and sewer, electrical utilities and
All it needs is a builder.
The owner of the 123-acre tract east of Baker, i
County High School and north of US 90 is tidying up i
the final details with the county's planning and zon- ,
ing office before submission of a plat for the initial 50. .
lots. Greystone has already obtained zoning for the
single residential unit development; in fact, it was the
county's first residential PUD [planned unit develop-
ment] when submitted in 2005.
A few things happened since then, notably a slump
in the housing market here and nationwide.
KB Home, one of the giants of the home building
industry, got cold feet when the market collapsed last
year. It had hoped to be the builder of the 231 homes
in the initial Greystone package proposed by owner
Forte-Macaulay of Melbourne. Afire hydrant stands amid
KB went away. Forte-Macaulay scaled back the
project to a first phase of 50 quarter-acre lots on the south end of the property, then pro-
ceeded with the infrastructure. It's spent a pile of money on Greystone and is ready for
Ms. Barber and Mr. Register,- co-directors for chamber and development.
ie Greystone subdivision ?
someone to come in and start building homes.
"We're working diligently to find a buyer, and ide-
ally that would be a single builder," said Stacy Hale,
..... who handles property permitting for the builder from
her Jacksonville office. "We do that by selling lots,
50 or 150 at a time, to a local or national builder who
takes the project from there."
That may take longer now that the housing indus-
try has settled into a nervous holding pattern, watch-
ing an interest rate that, while still relatively low,
seems to be inching higher. The number of home
buyers bringing equity from previous houses has di-
minished greatly with the collapse of the market, and
they are not flocking to new homes the way they did
Ms. Hale believes those trends are temporary, and
Greystone will become attractive to a builder or build-
ers willing to balance the market with "price point,"
or melding of price to what the Baker County market
Idweeds by curb at Greystone. can sustain. And they expect the Baker County mar-
ket to come back strong.
"Everything's market-driven," she adds. (S 2)
Exactly when Greystone's houses will look like on their 50'X120' (See pag 2)
'Sharing chamber directorship
The executive director of the Baker County ing well."
Chamber of Commerce the past two decades will The two plan to work part time and split the
this week begin sharing her duties with her likely director's $64,000 annual salary.
successor over what is expected to be a two-year Mr. Register is assuming the executive director
transition period. title at both the chamber and development board.
Veteran chamber executive Ginger Barber will He will continue to function at that level for the
on Thursday be working in tandem with Dar- Baker County Hospital Authority, a public body
ryl Register, a Glen St. Mary dairy owner who that has contracted for years with Ms. Barber and
has for nine years been a member of the Baker the chamber for administrative purposes.
County Development Commission, six of them The chamber board approved the arrangement
as chairman. He is resigning from the develop- on June 14 by unanimous vote.
ment board. When Ms. Barber took over the reins of the
"Ginger and I can make this arrangement organization in 1987, Baker County had but two
work, and it's a golden opportunity for me," not- operating businesses that could be considered
ed Mr. Register, who plans on phasing out his re- industrial or manufacturing. It had virtually no
sponsibilities as owner of the D&D Dairy in the "ready to go" sites for businesses and companies
interim. "If I can learn a fraction of what Ginger looking around northeast Florida for suitable
knows about her job during that time, I'll be do- property. (See page 2)
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During the next decade, she
became one of Florida's lead-
Sing,, authorities, on, "enterprise
zones," set-aside tracts with in-
fi. itruture an andamenities to uie
prospects to the area. The local
zones, known as Enterprise West
near Sanderson and Enterprise
East at Trailridge east of Mac-
clenny, grew out of that concept.
The development commission
purchased land and was re-paid
via property taxes when the new
Chief among Ms. Barber's
accomplishments, beyond acco-
lades from state and regional de-
velopment agencies for her ex-
pertise, were the million-square
foot Wal-Mart Distribution Cen-
ter at Trailridge and both Sand-
erson Pipe and the Hanson Roof
Tile plant at Enterprise West.
Wal-Mart opened six years
ago shortly after Sanderson Pipe.
Hanson opened earlier this year.
Together, they account for 1000
private-sector jobs that weren't
here a decade ago. Both enter-
prise zones still have acreage to
sell for similar plants and ware-
housing, and recently three other
entities announced plans- for
industrial sites along the Inter-
state 10 corridor through Baker
Ms. Barber, in a prepared re-
lease announcing the share-job
arrangement, said property tax
revenues from Wal-Mart Dis-
tribution and Sanderson Pipe
bounced the local property tax
roll 10% in 2003.
"I believe this arrangement is a
good solution while still keeping
the chamber and development
commission viable," said Ms.
Barber. "I'm looking forward to
a productive two-year transition
while'allowing me to step back
Mr. Register's resume in-
cludes volunteer activities, many
of them related to local schools,
membership on the Northeast
Fl6ridf"'R6gional Couincil [to'
which Ms. Barber was recently
re-appointed], and president of
both the Baker County Farm Bu-
reau and a foundation connected
to the local school system.
He stepped in for Ms. Barber,
who was then in ill-health, on
many of the preliminaries lead-
ing up to the Hanson project.
(From page 1)
fire. And I want to defend [Ed
Preston, County Planning Direc-
tor] here. I know there has been
some accusations that there was
a deal already struck.
"I took personal offense to
that because, first of all, it's il-
legal for us to do that. And it's
against anything I've ever stood
for and I certainly don't like to
be accused of doing anything il-
Commissioner Griffis re-
ferred to inferences published
about the time of the LPA meet-
ing hinting that Baker County
had a side-deal with Mr. Rhoden
to take over the publicly-owned
portion of the Boy Scout Land-
ing off Steel Bridge, so named
because a scout camp once ex-
isted on the tract.
Mr. Rhoden's property is
adjacent to the county-owned
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Industrialtracts are sent to state...
(From page 1)
namely, traffic down nearby Ar-
nold Rhoden Rd, ...,
The proposed induStrial park,
would likely result tii an influx.
of trucks in an area that is al-
ready dealing with severe traffic
issues. One possible solution,
expanding Arnold Rhoden Rd.
to four lanes and routing much
of the traffic in that direction,
was deemed unacceptable by
commissioners and those resi-
dents in attendance. Many Ar-
nold Rhoden Rd. residents came
to the meeting to express their
firm disapproval of any increase
in truck traffic down their street.
Commissioner Julie Combs,
who represents that area on the
commission, told them what
they wanted to hear.
"My district will never, ever
go along with routing the traffic
down Arnold Rhoden Rd.," she
said. "That's just one vote you
won't have. We must find an al-
When Commissioner Alex
Robinson expressed similar
sentiments later in the meeting,
he was met with applause from
the assembled residents. (It was
the second time that evening the
commission received a round of
Hugh Fish, a Macclenny-
based attorney representing the
Adar firm, was conciliatory to-
ward the residents during the
meeting. He essentially ruled
out any expansion of Arnold
Rhoden Rd due to space and le-
gal concern,. He also expressed
a willingness to work with resi-
"What you have told us is
very clear," Mr. Fish said. "They
may be a few votes out there, but
every one of those people need
to be dealt with. And we are go-
ing to deal with them."
The commission unani-
mously agreed to transmit the
Jackson-Shaw Industrial Park
proposal to the DCA. Jackson-
Shaw would like to build a park
on 1,225 acres east of Macclen-
ny on 1-10.
John Metcalf, a Jacksonville-
based lawyer who represented
Jackson-Shaw at the meeting,
said the company was "excited"
about the chance to work with
Baker County. But despite the
transmittal, the proposal faces a
In order to adequately handle
traffic, Jackson-Shaw says it
-would need to construct a new
interchange off I-10, near Trail-
ridge. That could prove diffi-
cult, as the interchange project
requires the advice and approval
of both state and federal agen-
"If there's no interchange,
there's no development," Mr.
The proposed ,idpstrial park
would contain 12 light indus-
trial sites on six million square
feet. Also included would be
300,000 square feet of commer-
The board also sent to the
DCA developer David Burnsed's
proposal for a 90-home residen-
tial development located ap-
proximately two miles north of
Mr. Burnsed is asking for a
re-zoning to allow him to build
half-acre lots, but he told the
commission his master plan cen-
tered on 90 three-quarter acre
lots. He said the homes would
And commissioners unani-
mously transmitted Lake Butler
timber developer Avery Robert's
proposed re-zoning to the DCA.
Mr. Roberts has said the re-zon-
ing (to industrial from agricul-
tural) of the pie-shaped tract
south of I-10 and north US-90
west is not intended for a spe-
(From page 1)
lots is not certain now, but the
owner and the county's plan-
ning and zoning department -
has a lot to say about it. Many
of those details colors, style,
etc. will be ironed out when
builders step forward with pro-
posals. Ms. Hale indicated that
once the remaining plat detail
(landscaping) is cleared with the
county, the company will begin
an active search for builders.
Until then, it's a gently rolling
landscape with curving roads
that tempt the imagination of a
passer-by. One can only guess
what it will eventually look it
until the key element houses
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Italian driving, food different
MY SIDE OF
After a grueling 10 hour
flight, I am back from Italy. One
curious thing about traveling the
world is that it always makes you
appreciate coming home. I loved
Italy and Italians, but I'm happy
to be on home soil again.
There are some similarities
between Italy and the USA, but
more differences. Here are some
of the things I've noticed.
The last week of the trip, I
rented a car. Gulp. Like a total
idiot, I rented the car in Naples.
Little did I know at the time that
Naples is rated the worst city in
the world for driving.
If there are traffic regulations
- which I doubt Italians ig-
nore them within the city limits.
There are no such things as lanes.
There are no such things as turn
signals. If one car is a millimeter
in front of the other, the driver
feels free to change lanes at will.
There are such things as horns
and Italians love to lay down on
For poor dumb Americans
driving in Naples for the first
time, it is definitely an E ticket.
I've driven in NYC, Chicago and
Boston, but nothing prepared me
for this. My wife Kelley, who
hates big city driving and in Chi-
cago buried her head in my arm-
pit until we got to the hotel, knew
that we were in the big leagues
and if she didn't help out, we'd
never find the Autostrada and
would be lost, forever in Naples
until we ran out of gas.
The Autostrada is the Italian
interstate. It is fabulous and ex-
pensive to drive, privately owned
and costs about 10 cents a mile.
But it is a wonderful road all 3
lanes of it. The outside lane is for
speeders. There is no speed limit
that I could figure and Audis,
BMWs and Mercedes sedans zip
by at 140 mph. The middle lane
is for normal drivers. The right
lane is for trucks. They can pass
in the center lane, but never can
enter the speed lane. Ever.
Oddly enough, they don't.
Once on the Autostrada, Italian
drivers become very courteous.
The views along the route in
Tuscany and Umbria are breath-
taking. It's similar to driving in
the Blue Ridge, but even more
Italian food is not at all like
what you eat in Italian restau-
rants. They use very little garlic.
.The country is separated into re-
gions and each region has a dif-
ferent style of cooking.
In Venice I had the best fish
and seafood I've ever eaten. In
Tuscany, the food was heartier,
with beans and lentils. Rome and
Naples were more the way we
think of Italian food.
Italians eat healthy and drink a
lot of wine with dinner. The food
is always fresh and if it isn't, it
is noted on the menu. The fish I
ate in Tuscany was frozen, and
they told me so with an by the
In the USA so much of our
food is frozen that they would
have to tell you when it was fresh
with an *.
As a result, the food is really
wonderful and tastes very differ-
ent than what we expect. I loved
Italian beaches are a joke
compared to Florida. I went to
one in Venice on the Adriatic
sea that was the closest thing we
could find to a Florida beach. The
sand is gritty and rocky and there
is only a narrow strip of it. The
beaches are filled'with foreigners
from Eastern Europe.
In the so-called Italian Riv-
iera, the beaches are even worse.
In Amalfi, it consists of a tiny
stretch of dirty sand that you
have to pay to use. You also have
to pay for a lawn chair.
Italians are real entrepreneurs;
they charge for everything, even
the bathroom. You can't get into
a bathroom without paying an
attendant the equivalent of 75
cents. I'm surprised that they
also don't charge you to leave.
I must look American. Even
though I avoided shorts and,
sneakers, I still ,must have an
American look to me. I tried my
best Italian on them the moment
I entered a store or restaurant and
was immediately answered in
English. They speak much bet-
ter English than I do Italian so I
finally gave up.
For the most part, Italians are
stylish and slim. Even though
the typical meal consists of
four courses, you don't see a
lot of overweight Italians. They
are also very well dressed o
shorts and t-shirts for them. We
look sloppy by comparison.
Italians like Americans al-
though they don't approve of
our politics. They don't like
President Bush and there were
lots of demonstrations when he
was there. They do like ordinary
Americans, and I always felt the
people we met were very friend-
ly and helpful.
It's good to be back. I missed
home, sweet, home and was
ready to return' when the time
Father'sDay at the beach
brought back memories of
Dad atPawleys Island...
I stood knee-deep in the At-
lantic ocean on Sunday morn-
ing not long after sunrise and
let the incoming
surf pound gen-
tly against my H E
I no longer have PO
the finely toned,
girlish body I KELLEYI
possessed at age '- '
20, when I would pull on a bath-
ing suit and flit around without
a shred of self-consciousness, I
longed for a swim at the beach.
Early morning, when there were
few spectators, seemed the best
The surging waves of the gray
Atlantic just after sunrise are. a
beautiful sight. The surface of
the water is silvery with the pal-
est pearlescent orange reflection
from the rising sun. Sandpipers
zip along on the tidal flats, pok-
ing in the wet sand for tiny crea-
tures to eat. A formation of peli-
cans skims along over the water.
Suddenly, one bird plummets
down with a splash as it spots a
fish. Occasionally, the rounded
backs of porpoise break the sur-
face, puffing water from the tiny
blowhole in the top of their heads
as they exhale, then breathe
deeply to dive again.
Today is Father's Day and I am
feeling a bit guilty. I'm enjoying a
sublime morning on a gorgeous
Florida beach and my father is in
a hospital bed in South Carolina.
The Permacast implant which
allows him to undergo dialysis
three times a week has become
infected and had to be removed.
Each previous implant, and there
have been many, has failed be-
cause of the same thing. Results
from the most recent attempt
have been less than satisfactory.
I wonder how much more his
79-year-old body will be able to
Dad's way of dealing with the
situation is to joke about it as he
does with anything really seri-
"I'll live 'till I die," he pro-
claims with a laugh.
Dad instilled in me my love
of the ocean. He always took
our family to Pawleys Island for
a week in the summer. I looked
forward to that trip all year the
same way I looked forward to
Christmas. I memorized every
detail of the landscape: the dunes
with their graceful sea oats; the
Teaching teens abstinence via aJumboTron
Football is great. Massive TV
screens are great. Put them to-
gether and what do you get?
A $140,000 Baker County
It was announced recently
that the Baker County Health
Department would contribute
$50,000 to the purchase of a
massive JumboTron at Memo-
rial Stadium. Another $15,000
will come through the health
department in the form of a fed-
eral grant promoting teen absti-
nence. The telephone company
NEFCOM will chip in $70,000
over 10 years.
So, what's in it for the health
department? Free advertising,
mostly. They'll have a captive
audience during home football
games to advertise their servic-
es, many of which are of high
value to the community. But
mainly, the health department
will be able to use the Jumbo-
Tron to schill for its abstinence
There's clearly a disconnect
from reality when officials con-
vince themselves that flashing
up stern warnings against high
school sex between plays at a
high school football game is
going to have any impact. For
one, no one attends a sporting
event to watch a JumboTron.
They come to watch the sport
being played live. And perhaps
most obviously, no one attends a
sporting event out of an intense
desire 'to be scolded about their
But the proposed JumboTron
is really just the largest, loudest
and most unsightly manifesta-
tion of the health department and
school district's lengthy struggle
against underage sex. Baker
County's abstinence crusade
falls right in line with Prohibi-
tion in the tradition of noble un-
dertakings that are not so much
notable for being futile, but for
being so predictably futile.
Look, it's certainly not a great
idea for teenagers to have sex, if
for no other reason then the fact
they're bound to do it poorly.
And no one wants that.
Yes, there are a number'of
reasons why rational young peo-
ple should avoid having sex. But
those in middle school and high
school aren't terribly rational
about sex, which is understand-
able, considering most adults
aren't terribly rational about it
either. So until intercourse is
changed to involve more calcu-
lus and less sex, people are still
going to be fairly excited about
it. And that includes teenagers.
When faced with distressing
facts, there are two possible re-
actions. The first is to recognize
the futility of the status quo and
evolve. The second is to dig your
feet in and hold your breath un-
til things change in your favor.
The first response generally re-
sults in the improvement of the
organism. The second, the death
of the organism.
Teenagers aren't swayed
when adults tell them not to have
sex. The proper course for Baker
County is to institute a thorough
sexual education program, fo-
cused on disease and pregnancy
prevention. Doing so would ac-
knowledge the difficult fact that
teenagers will, at times, act in
ways we find to be unhealthy.
But at least we could minimize
the catastrophic effects of that
Why would students listen
to a lecture on condoms when
they've tuned out a lecture on
abstinence? Because the im-
age of teens skulking through
life, desperately searching for
a chance to rebel, is preposter-
ous. High schoolers aren't hav-
ing sex in a misguided example
of teenage rebellion. They're
having sex because they want
to have sex. Talk to teenagers in
a respectful, dignified manner,
and many, if not most, of them
, Idealism is wonderful, it re-
ally is. The day government
stops striving to achieve a per-
fect world is the day govern-
ment should be disbanded. But
we must not confuse idealism
with foolishness, and the health
department's belief that it can
persuade teens to abstain from
sex is the latter. And that's the
case even if the message is dis-
played on a massive TV screen.
geometric lines of the fishing
pier; the inlet at the north end
with its maritime forest and mud
flats where fid-
A C K dler crabs by the
1At K thousandswaved
I their heavy, pri-
C Hmary claws; the
NNIGAN creeks where
my father fished
to support himself as a young
teenager spending the summer at
We have a photo of Dad hold-
ing my brother and me on his
hips, with the surf churning
around us. The water only came
up to Dad's waist, but was over
our heads. Alone, we would have
been submerged and at the mercy
of the undertow, something we
had a healthy fear of.
But in Dad's presence we had
no fear. Our subconscious was
anchored by an iron-clad belief:
our Dad was a solid rock. We
were safe from the storming wa-
ters. He would never let go of us.
And so, with conviction, we
braced ourselves against the bil-
lowing swells as they approached.
We held our breath as Dad had
taught us, until the wave passed
over our heads, rolling onward to
break on the shore.
It was exciting and scary and
thrilling all at once. I have seldom
felt so fully alive as I did with my
father, facing and embracing the
Atlantic and all its glorious, gray
I take this opportunity to com-
mend fathers everywhere who
make the time to instill courage
in their children and create mem-
ories that sustain them through-
out the seasons of life. I hope it
was a happy Father's Day for my
It was a great day for me.
for drill bits
Police arrested a Macclenny
man at the Wal-Mart Super-
center on charges of shoplifting
several drill bits.
A Wal-Mart manager told
Deputy Gavin Sweat June 15
that she had caught John Hart II,
19, trying to leave the store with
three drill bits. Deputy Sweat
says that when he talked to Mr.
Hart at the store about the inci-
dent, the suspect confessed to
shoplifting and said he was plan-
ning on returning the drill bits in
an effort to get gas money.
In other reports, Joshua
Combs told police June 17 that
his iPod had been stolen from
his car on North 7th St. Mr.
Combs was visiting a friend at
the time of the theft.
Interlachen resident Michael
Dickins reported the license
plate was stolen from 1989
Chevy 1500 sometime between
June 11 and June 14. Mr. Dick-
ins noticed the theft on June 14.
And on June 15 Robert Wil-
liamson of Macclenny reported
the same crime to police. The
tag was taken from his 2000
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Jury says Sanderson man not guilty
in road rage shooting; self-defense
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Taylor School Class of 1947
re-unites for memory
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Members of the 1947 gradu-
ating class of Taylor School who
once sat together sharing lunch
on their school grounds were
again sitting together sharing a
seafood supper at Pier Six Res-
taurant June 15. The group was
celebrating their 60th class re-
Classmates brought their
spouses, friends and lots of pho-
tos and memory books from
their high school days. Sixty
years has passed. Where did the
time go, they all wondered?
The conversation was lively
and non-stop and lots of laugh-
ter and snatches of conversation,
mostly humorous memories,
filled the air:
... remember when Zade
Cowart and Stewart Taylor were
standing outside under the open
classroom window having a cuss-
ing contest? The teacher, Ms.
Bennett, was standing above.
them listening to the whole thing
and they both got in a heap of
... let's don't talk about hair.
Yours turned gray and mine
... oh, those Jamborees we
used to go to. At the stroke of
midnight everything came to a
dead stop because in those days
there was absolutely no dancing
on the sabbath.
... well, I thought they were
rich. They had the only painted
house in town.
... I used to listen to the Grand
Ole Opry on a radio powered off
a 6-volt battery that was run up
the side of the chimney.
... I couldn't wait to get older
so I could play Rummy with the
... she had two.beautiful
sisters and I dated all three of
... Ouija boards were all the
rage and us girls had one we
played'on at recess. It actually
told me the initials of the man I
ended up marrying.
... I hope I go out just like my
daddy. He died at age 96 fight-
ing over a woman.
Photos passed around showed
slender, well groomed young
men and women in forties-style
fashions engaged in a variety of
activities: playing basketball, a
Saturday swim at the river or
dolled up for a date or church
"I started the third grade
at Taylor school when it was
Return ofseasonal rainfall
prompts end to
Before discussing zoning and
campsites, the Baker County
Commission decided Monday
to repeal its May 1 burn ban.
With the Bugaboo Scrub Fire
contained and rainfall increasing
to levels'somewhat appropriate
to the state of Florida at this time
of year, the board unanimously
repealed the ban. But Baker
County residents anxious to re-
sume outdoor burning are still
restricted by a state ban which
prevents them from burning un-
less they have heavy equipment
In other business before the
board this week, commissioners
unanimously approved revisions
to their 2008 road improvement
wish list. The two revisions are:
a sidewalk from Cypress Street
and US 90 to the post office in
Sanderson and high-intensity
lighting at the SR-228/I-10 in-
The county will send the list
to the Florida Department of
Transportation, which will con-
sider the requests and announce
next year which are included in
its updated five-year plan.
The commissioners codified
rules for the county's eight waste
disposal facilities. Previously,
the rules had been informal and
subject to occasional bending.
Items not allowed at the facili-
ties include burn barrels, dead
animals and used motor oil.
In a related piece of business,
the commission decided by a 4-1
vote to give an exception to the
new rules to Anna Malone. The
rules prohibit commercial enter-
prises from dumping waste, and
Ms. Malone said the informal
code was inconsistently applied
to her earlier this year when she
paid a contractor to clear her
land. The commission voted to
give her a month to finish the
project. Commissioner Julie
And county manager Joe
Cone declared Mike Sweat of
the agricultural extension office
the county's employee of the
month. He was given a $100 gift
certificate to Wal-Mart.
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brand new," said Lucille Re-
wis. "Many years later after the
school closed it was bought by a
church. Unfortunately, it burned
down and is no longer there."
Voices became soft and
there were a few near-tearful
moments when the graduates
looked at photos and remem-
bered deceased classmates that
have "gone home".
One beautiful photo, black
and white with the scalloped
edges that were standard at the
time shows Faye Taylor and
Genevieve Harris fashionably
attired and leaning against a car,
smiling for the camera. The girls
could have rivaled film star Bet-
ty Grable with their full, tightly
curled '40s style hair-dos.
"This was just before Ginny
and I moved to Jacksonville to
go to work. That was such an
exciting time," said Ms. John-
son, the former Faye Taylor.
"It's wonderful that all of us
could get together to share a
meal and our memories."
BY ANDREW BARE,
A Sanderson man was found
not guilty Thursday on charges
of aggravated assault and aggra-
vated battery stemming from an
April, 2006 shooting incident.
A jury acquitted James Adam
Rewis, 25, having agreed with
defense attorney Ron Davis'
argument that Mr. Rewis shot.
Terry Waters in self-defense on
April 27. Mr. Rewis admitted to
shooting Mr. Waters twice in the
arm that day, but claimed he did
so out of fear for his life.
According to the defendant,
he was working on a car on
April 27 when Mr. Waters came
speeding down Memory Lane in
Sanderson. Both the prosecution
and the defense said that Mr.
Rewis parked his truck across
the middle of the road, prevent-
ing Mr. Waters from driving for-
ward. The two men had words,
and by his own admission Mr.
Rewis threatened to give Mr.
Waters "an ass-whooping." Mr.
Waters retreated to the home of
David Bryant, where he had ear-
lier dropped off his wife. (Mr.
Waters and his wife had been
fighting in the car)
It was here that the accounts
offered by public defender Da-
vis and state attorney Ralph
Yazdiya differed. According to
the defense, Mr. Waters acted
belligerently, slamming Mr. Re-
wis' leg in his truck's door and
attacking him with a large stick
that Mr. Davis repeatedly re-
ferred to as a deadly weapon.
"[Mr. Waters] is a bully, a
flat-out bully," Mr. Davis said
during closing arguments. "And
you know he's a bully by the
way he acted in [Mr. Bryant's]
Mr. Davis repeatedly said
his client acted as a "reason-
ably cautious and prudent indi-
vidual" would have acted in that
situation, and thus met the state
of Florida's definition of self-de-
fense when he shot Mr. Waters.
Mr. Rewis twice shot Mr. Waters
while the two struggled around
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the former's truck. The defense
claimed the shooting was the
first time Mr. Rewis brandished
his .45 caliber Glock.
According to Mr. Yazdiya,
however, it was Mr. Rewis who
was the aggressor. He claimed
the defendant brandished his
gun as soon as he arrived at Mr.
Bryant's residence. The pros-
ecution labeled Mr. Waters' ac-
tions as appropriate for the situ-
ation; at one point in his closing,
Mr. Yazdiya said the victim was
"The defendant made a bad
choice," Mr. Yazdiya said. "The
victim did not deserve to be shot
for speeding. It isn't self-de-
"[Mr. Rewis] took the law
into his own hands. This is what
happens when you try to do
Aggravated battery is a sec-
ond degree felony in Florida.
City hearingjune 26 on the
closing ofCollege St. crossing
The City of Macclenny wants property owners have complet-
to know what you think about ed. or are embarking on renova-
closing the railroad crossing tions, and others are waiting to
over College Ave. see what develops with railroad
. A hearing will be held the parking.
evening of June 26 in the com- The city's master plan for the
mission room at city hall to take core downtown contemplates
the pulse of the community on other areas opening up for park-
the proposal, a trade-off with ing, including angled south-
CSX to-allow for angled park- bound slots along College from
ing on both sides of the railroad US 90 south to the railroad if the
right-of-way. The meeting be- crossing is closed.
gins at 6:00. Traffic from College will be
The Downtown Development re-routed via existing streets.
Commission has for months The railroad lease runs from SR
haggled with railroad officials 121 east to about 200 yards east
over a lease of the right-of-way, of Fourth St.
which has for decades been used CSX is anxious to close cross-
for parking. The railroad in late ings where others exist nearby
May. agreed to 28-foot ease- as a means of lowering its liabil-
ments from the outer edges of ity and increasing safety. Space
its property for such use, and between the edge of the leased
made it and other details of the property and the tracks must
lease contingent on closing the remain open. The downtown
College crossing, one of four in group and city officials argued
the core downtown area. that the lease proposal offered
The decision will rest with the greater protection for the rail-
Macclenny Commission, which road than the existing parking
earlier indicated it will take the arrangements that have been in
matter up in July. The board is effect without a lease for a half-
expected at next week's hearing century or more.
as well. The city requested in April
The downtown group con- a concrete proposal from CSX
siders the parking element vital before it was willing to call for
to its efforts to ring the core a hearing on the College Ave.
downtown back. as a viable com- closing.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday June 21, 2007 Page 5
Monday through Friday, Bo and Mary Walker
can be found having lunch at the Council on Ag-
ing and socializing with local
senior citizens who frequent the
When not enjoying the cen-
ter's good food, the Walkers, Kelley
who are president and activities Lannigan
director of the Neighborly Se-
niors Club, are usually involved Press Staff
in a club-sponsored activity or
T h e
has been a
us and others
in the com-
ing up the
club for only
a short time.
Yet, it's hav-
ing a notice-
on the life of
"We try to have lunch and a shopping trip each
month," says Mrs. Walker. "Many seniors no lon-
ger drive or have anyone to take them shopping, so
we transport them to Wal-Mart and we eat lunch in
a restaurant in Macclenny."
The Neighborly Seniors Club sponsors fund
raisers such as yard sales to raise money for ac-
tivities. A recent three-day sale, which took place
at the Walker's home in north Macclenny, netted
$1,000 for the fund.
"We're planning a swap closet at the COA where
the extra clothing that didn't sell can be exchanged,"
says Mrs. Walker. "And the yard sales will be held
at our home from now own, since we have a better
set-up for storage and parking than the COA."
The Walkers plan to devote space in their home
on East Stansell to storage of yard sale items. They
will accept donations on an ongoing basis and store-
them until sale days.
"People can bring things by throughout the year
and we will be able to sort and tag them at our lei-
sure which will make the process less time con-
suming," says Mrs. Walker.
The club also hosts parties and celebrations. A
party or outing is usually planned for major holi-
days such as Christmas and Easter.
The seniors especially enjoyed their celebration
this past Easter. Antique cars took them to Her-
itage Park, where they had a picnic and a funny
Easter hat contest. The Walkers dressed up in turn-
of-the-century costumes for the occasion, looking
like characters from a Charles Dickens novel. The
rr at a yard sale.
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
hat contest was a fun and challenging activity in
which participants got to use their imagination and
design skills for a $10 prize.
The club's Father's Day celebration took place at
Golden Corral Restaurant on Normandy Blvd. The
men were presented with Father's Day gift bags.
Originally, the club was to pick up the tab for men
on this occasion and women pay their own way.
The Walkers are proud of the fact that because the
recent yard sale was so successful, the club could
afford to treat everyone this year.
"You should have been at our Valentine's Day
Dinner," says Ms. Walker. "We had a Foxy Lady
contest and Sonja Perkins was the winner. She was
magnificent in a scarlet dress and matching hat."
The members of the club surprised the Walk-
ers by selecting them to be the Valentine king and
queen of the event.
"I nearly started to cry," says Ms. Walker.
The club stays busy. Once a month they have
Couple brings seniors together
Gentlemen Josie Davis come in and entertain with
music. All seniors who have birthdays are recog-
nized. Periodically, they collect stuffed animals
and distribute them to residents in nursing facili-
ties. Homebound seniors are also visited and gifted
with a stuffed animal.
The Walkers have lots of ideas and encourage
the seniors to share their own ideas to improve ac-
tivities at the center and raise money for their club.
A "senior" prom is being planned with danc-
ing which will take place at the COA. The first
floor will be cleared and decorated for the dance.
Gentleman Josie will be on hand with Glen Miller
"We hope to even have a mirror ball on the ceil-
ing," says Mrs. Walker.
Mr. Walker recently purchased a limousine now
being refurbished, and he plans to use it to trans-
port seniors to the prom. His son will act as chauf-
A bingo tournament is also planned in the near
future and the public will be invited. The only
stipulation is that you must be age 60 or older to
Ms. Walker is also excited about the prospect of
establishing a "round table" reception for first time
visitors to the center.
"We want to design a nice area separate from
the main room with a small dining table," says Ms
Walker. "Bo and I would invite visitors to enjoy
their first meal with us in a private setting so we
could tell them all about the center and the Neigh-
borly Seniors club. We want their first experience
to be as positive as possible."
According to Mrs. Walker, she spends a lot of
time planning and coordinating while her husband
busies himself with troubleshooting and keeping
"Bo loves people and being involved," she says.
"He keeps us all on track. The club has been great
for him. It's hard to keep him away."
Neighborly Seniors Marie Wilkinson and Betty Youn, left, help Bo and Mary W
Neighborly Seniors Marie Wilkinson and Betty Young, left, help Bo and Mary Wc
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday June 21, 2007 Page 6
School district opts for plan to retain DROP employees
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
The Baker County School
Board approved on June 18 an
agreement between the district
and DES of Florida, LLC, for
the employment of qualified
contractors, effective July 1.
DES provides cost-efficient
professional services in the area
of temporary staffing and has
developed a process for retaining
employees with certain skills but
now in the Deferred Retirement
Option Plan (DROP). They have
already fulfilled state require-
ments to qualify for retirement,
but opt to continue working in
the school system.
Under the terms of the agree-
ment, BCSD will "piggyback"
on a previous bid awarded by
DES to Southwest Florida Water
Management District, resulting
in a better rate of payment for
According to Associate Su-
perintendent Glenn McKendree,
the Florida Retirement System
has put its stamp of approval
on the services offered by DES.
"Everything is above-board with
this process," said Mr. McKend-
ree. "It's a win/win situation for
both parties involved."
A primary example of the
benefit of the agreement is when
a school principal's retirement
date falls mid-year. The DES
process allows the retiree to fin-
ish the school year with no dis-
ruption to the school's admin-
istration by having the position
suddenly become vacant.
Major points of DES servic-
The DROP retiree's retire-
ment status and benefits will not
The school board is protect-
ed from the issue of co-employ-
ment with the State Retirement
Division and the Internal Rev-
Retirees will be paid an
hourly pay rate equal to their
rate of pay at retirement.
The overall contract will not
cost the school district more than
the loaded cost of the employee.
The agreement is in accordance
with state statues which man-
date the returning employee's
compensation will not exceed
what was made the year prior to
retirement and does not exceed
total cost to the agency.
According to documentation
by DES, the company's efforts
in designing the program for
DROP employees was initiated
over two years ago when the
state and school boards began to
experience the effects of the first
DROP employees leaving dis-
tricts and agencies. The passage
of the Class Size Initiative by the
citizens of Florida also occurred
at this time.
These two events plus contin-
ued growth throughout the state
served to create concern regard-
ing the retention of qualified ad-
In other business earlier this
month at the board's June 4
meeting, Sarajean McDaniel, a
program developer and trainer
with the Northeast Florida Edu-
cation Consortium (NEFEC)
presented a documentary film
entitled "Sums In Action."
SUMS (Students Using Math
Skillfully) is an initiative which
utilizes a hands-on approach to
teach students in grades K-5 ba-
sic mathematical skills verses
the standard teacher lecture/text-
book instruction approach.
Initiatives for teaching science
have been developed as well.
Several Baker County school
district teachers have already
undergone the training and
more teachers from the PreK
Center and Keller Intermediate
are scheduled for training in the
Teaching kits which contain
"manipulatives" or props such as
blocks and audio visual aids are
a major focus of the innovative
instruction technique. Students
use an investigative approach
and develop various ways of
solving the problems.
According to Ms. McDaniel,
one of the strengths of teaching
math and science skills this way
is that it encourages personal
initiative and problem solving
and presents a forum for mul-
tiple ways to arrive at the correct
"As opposed to paper and
pencil, children can more clear-
ly see why two plus three equals
five, for example," says Ms. Mc-
Daniel. "Using the manipula-
tives has a much stronger impact
on arriving at the answer."
Instructional kits are rotated
among the 14 participating dis-
tricts of NEFEC. When a seg-
ment of instruction has been
successfully completed the kits
are refurbished, then sent on to
the next district. Because the
kits are expensive, they are pur-
chased through a sharing plan
in place among the participating
Teaching math and science in
this way makes it fun. Students
actually become eager to learn,
according to Ms. McDaniel.
In other items this month, the
board approved the following
The Baker County Health
Department for basic school
health services in the amount of
The Baker County Health
Department to provide school
health services to full-ser-
vice schools in the amount of
Main contract and attach-
ments with Northeast Florida
Educational Consortium for July
1, 2007 June 30, 2008 regard-
ing instructional services, test-
ing comprehensive health, data
processing & goals, safe and
drug free schools, risk manage-
ment, building code inspection
and education recruitment.
Other contracts include Rock
Rhoden in the amount of $319.67
as assistant coach during spring
football practice; consultation
with Mary Brandenburg in the
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday June 21, 2007 Page 7
Two arrested for repeat
Police arrested two Baker
County men and charged them
with repeatedly harassing a
Deputy Michael Crews three
times responded to the Blair St.
home of Neil Green on June
16. The first time, Mr. Green
accused Rickey Frye, 29, of
Macclenny and Glen St. Mary
resident Benjamin Herrin, 34, of
coming to his home and threat-
ening to kill his son. According
to Mr. Green, Mr. Herrin forced
his way through a chain link
fence and hit him in the arm. Mr.
Green said he used a baseball
bat to chase off the two men.
Sgt. Crews was unable to lo-
cate the two man, but 15 min-
utes later he received another
call from Mr. Green. This time,
the caller said, the two men
threatened to kill him. Again,
Deputy Crews searched for the
men and again, Mr. Green called
him back to Blair St.
This time, however, the two
men allegedly ran away when
the officer arrived. He said he
was able to locate them driv-
ing on US 90. The officer pulled
them over and said in his report
that the two smelled strongly of
alcohol and had trouble main-
taining their balance.
In other incidents, the sher-
iff's department is investigating
the theft of a broken air-condi-
tioning unit at Macclenny Prod-
Russell Molder, an employee
of the company, told police June.
12 that someone'had vandalized
the company's roll-up door in
an attempt to enter the building.
Along with the missing AC unit,
another broken unit was vandal-
ized. A working unit was not sto-
len, though it had been moved a
Deputy Claude Hurley arrest-
ed Adam Swisher, 22, a Mac-
clenny resident, at Ivy Street on
June 15 and charged him with
resisting a law enforcement of-
ficer. According to Deputy Hur-
ley, Mr. Swisher twice drove by
the Quick And Handy on SR 121
with his radio playing very loud-
ly. The officer says that when he
stopped Mr. Swisher, he several
times attempted to get out of his
car despite repeated warnings.
Billy Williams, the owner of
Williams Meat Market in Sand-
erson, told police June 16 that
someone had broken the lock
to a storage facility he keeps on
Highway 90. Nothing was taken
from or damaged at the build-
Arrestedfor choking and
striking woman at her home
Police arrested a man for al-
legedly knocking a woman to
the floor and choking her.
Heather Starling told Deputy
Gary Bennett on June 16 that
Sean Johnson, 30, had visited
her West Minnesota Ave. home
that night. She said he stayed
in the house for 20 minutes be-
fore he left, only to come back
shortly thereafter and knock
on the door. He asked her for a
beer. According to Ms. Starling,
when she refused he forced the
front door open, knocking her to
She alleges Mr. Johnson
grabbed her arm and wrapped
one of his arms around her neck.
The complainant said she hit
him several times with her cell-
phone, which he allegedly took
when he left.
Deputy Bennett found Mr.
Johnson at the corner of MLK
Blvd. and McIver St. He de-
nied having visited Ms. Star-
ling's home and said he was at a
friend's home working out.
In other incidents, police ar-
rested Jacksonville resident
Shaun Sparks, 28, the same day
and charged him with posses-
sion of marijuana.
Deputy Ben Anderson says
- he saw Mr. Sparks traveling east
on 1-10 at 92 mph, and when
he pulled him over a computer
check revealed his license was
Mr. Sparks would not consent
to a search of his vehicle, so the
officer says he used a police dog
to sniff around the car. Accord-
ing to Deputy Anderson, the dog
smelled drugs. The officer says
he found a marijuana cigarette in
the car. Mr. Sparks was booked
for misdemeanor possession.
And police arrested two other
men for driving on a suspended
license. Deputy Thomas Dyal
arrested Sanderson resident Aar-
on Simmons, 32, on June 14 off
Friendship Place in Sanderson.
On June 16, Deputy Gavin
Sweat arrested Lewis Church-
ville, 47, of Macclenny in the
YMCA parking lot.
Monday 5:00 PM
A machine used to monitor
fetal heartbeats was stolen from
Fraser Hospital on June 14.
Jessica Thompson, an em-
ployee at the hospital, told Dep-
uty John Hardin that she noticed
the Doppler machine missing
from the emergency room while
she was cleaning equipment.
According to the sheriff's de-
partment, the machine is valued
at $586. Ms. Thompson gave
police the names of four patients
who had recently been seen near
In other reports, Macclenny
resident Misty Carter accused
Cody Fisher, 21, of stealing
$360 from her Eloise St. home.
On June 14, Ms. Carter told
police that she had left her home
at 7:00 am. When she returned
at noon, she found the $360 she
was storing under her mattress
was gone. Mr. Fisher had been
staying at her home for a few
Deputy Hardin says in his
report that he had earlier in the
day seen Mr. Fisher walking
on MLK Drive while drinking
something out of a can. When
asked, Mr. Fisher claimed it was
an energy drink. Deputy Hardin
said he smelled alcohol on the
man. The officer says Mr. Fisher
had a large amount of money on
According to Deputy Hardin,
a sworn complaint will be filed
against Mr. Fisher.
A dirt bike belonging to the
son ofAmandia Deyo was stolen
from her Red Bud Lane home in
Macclenny June 15. Ms. Deyo
told police the bike went miss-
ing sometime between 12:30
and 2:30 pm and was the only
item taken from from her home.
Police found several tire prints
at the scene.
And Gerraldo Williams told
police June 17 that someone had
stolen the radiators, CD player
and speakers from his car parked
on Lewis St. in west Macclenny.
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$5000 was taken from the home
of a Macclenny woman on SR
121 overnight on June 18.
Summer Rhoden told police
on June 18 that she had been
gone several hours the previous
evening. When she returned,
she found someone had stolen
several items of jewelry, cloth-
ing and electronics. All told, the
value of the items stolen is listed
Police were unable to lift any
fingerprints at the scene. How-
ever, Ms. Rhoden accused her.
ex-boyfriend Justin Pearce, 23,
of stealing the items. Police say
Ms. Rhoden took out a no-con-
tact order against Mr. Pearce
earlier in June.
According to. a report filed by
Deputy Randy Davis, "there was
no readily accessible evidence at
the scene that suggested Justin
had committed the burglary."
In other reports, two cars
were burglarized in the parking
lot of the Macclenny Nursing
and Rehab Clinic on South 5th
St. on June 15.
Shelley Daniels told police
that afternoon someone took her
wallet and digital camera from
her car. The driver's side win-
dow of her car was shattered.
The same was true of the car
belonging to Norma Harris. Ms.
Harris lost a purse with her debit
card, checkbook and driver's li-
Police were unable to lift any
fingerprints from the car, and
workers at the clinic couldn't
provide any other information.
Macclenny resident Paul Case
told police June 11 that someone
had taken a lawn mower from
the garage of his West Macclen-
ny Avenue home. Also stolen
were several packages of frozen
Rick Robinson, who regu-
larly helps Mr. Case with yard
work, told the victim that when
he arrived at his house, he no-
ticed a white Ford F-250 with
a lawn mower in the back. Ac-
cording to Mr. Robinson, a 300-
350 pound man in a tank top
asked what he was doing when
he saw Mr. Robinson mowing
Mr. Case's lawn. Mr. Robinson
said the truck had a magnet ad-
vertising for "Bushell's Home
A laptop was stolen from the
Glen St. Mary home of Wanrren
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JUNE 18, 2007 JUNE 23, 2007
Who: All registered voters
What: Voting prior to the
June 26, 2007 Special General Election
Why Avoid the Election Day rush;
vote at your convenience
Where: Supervisor of Elections Office, 32 N. 5th
Street, Suite A, Macclenny
When: June 18 23, 2007
Monday Friday, 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Saturday, June 23, 2007
9:00 am 5:00 pm '
For more information, call 259-6339 or visit www.bakerelections.com
Nita Crawford, Supervisor of Elections
2007 CITY OF MACCLENNY
Primary Election -
September 11, 2007
General Election September 25, 2007
Voter Registration Books Close -
August 13, 2007
Qualifying Starts at Noon July 23, 2007
Qualifying Ends at Noon July 27, 2007
Last day prior to noon to submit petitions to Supervisor of
Elections June 25, 2007. 29 certified petition cards needed to
qualify by alternative method plus 1% election assessment fee.
Offices up for Re-Election are:
City Mayor Group 5
City Commissioner Group 1
City Commissioner Group 3
Nita D. Crawford, Supervisor of Elections
2007 TOWN OF GLEN ST. MARY
Primary Election -
September 11, 2007
General Election September 25, 2007
Voter Registration Books Close -
August 13, 2007
Qualifying Starts at Noon July 23, 2007
Qualifying Ends at Noon July 27, 2007
Last day prior to noon to submit petitions to Supervisor of
Elections June 25, 2007. 3 certified petition cards needed to
qualify by alternative method plus 1% election assessment fee.
Offices up for Re-Election are:
Town Mayor Group 4
Council Memnber Group 5
Nita D. Crawford, Supervisor of Elections
'oman reports theft of more
vorth ofjewelry and clothing
Butler the evening of June 12. business pried open. He later
According to police, no signs of saw surveillance footage show-
forced entry were evident. ing a black male entering the
And according to police, Glen store and trying unsuccessfully
St. Mary resident David Kinley, to open the cash register. Police
27, admitted to stealing alcohol identified the man as David Kin-
from Mac's Liquors in Macclen- ley, and they say he admitted to
ny the night of June 11. breaking in when they brought
Deputy Claude Hurley says him to the sheriff's office for
he noticed the side door to the questioning.
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Collecting clothing for the needy
The Care Center is a cloth-
ing ministry that operates on
US 90 near the Macclenny city
hall. A minis-
try of Raiford
Road Baptist By
center opened Kelley
its doors last Lannigan
and has been Press Staff
ing since. The
slogan in their window just about
says it all: "Sharing the love of
Christ with Baker County and
"Our pastor, John Raulerson,
truly has a heart for missions,"
states volunteer Randall Crews,
who directs the center's coun-
seling activities. "Our church is
already involved in international
missions, but Pastor Raulerson
felt a strong need to develop an
outreach program and minister
on the home front."
The ministry grew out of a
"'Back to School" clothing give-
away hosted at the church at the
beginning of the last school year.
Soon, a clothing give-away was
taking place every three months.
It seemed to serve a genuine
need in the community, so the
church decided to establish an
independent site for the min-
istry. They found a downtown
location which they named The
Care Center. A team of volun-
teers built shelves, clothing racks
and erected petitions. In just one
weekend the center was ready to
begin serving the public.
The center is Christian-based,
staffed by volunteers and oper-
ates entirely through clothing
donations. Clothing for the body
is provided, but the ministry is
also earnest about sharing the
message of Jesus Christ and
making people understand that
they are part of God's family.
The center's focus is on Baker
County residents, but exceptions
can be made on a one-time ba-
sis for non-residents. Clients
are asked for basic personal in-
formation and a valid means of
identification. Clothing is given
Care Center volunteers sort and hang clothing.
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
on a per-person basis up to eight
items per month.
Other items are available in
limited quantities such as toilet-
ries and laundry detergent when
the need is determined. In ad-
dition to the monthly clothing
allotment, shoes, handbags and
other miscellaneous accessories
may be available as well.
The people served by the
center come from various situa-
tions. Many are disabled. Some
have lost their jobs and income.
Some are looking for work and
trying to make a new start and
have few resources.
Volunteers help sort clothing
and make sure all items are clean
and of good quality. Stained or
worn-out clothes are discarded.
"We wash the clothing our-
selves," says volunteer Paige Fer-
guson, who oversees the closet.
"Everything we distribute must
pass. our personal standard. We
don't give out anything that we
ourselves wouldn't wear."
Jim Little, who serves on the
security committee at Raiford
Road Church, helps insure a safe
environment for the volunteers
"There is always a man pres-
ent here just as a precaution,"
said Mr. Little. "We are diligent
about security because everyone
who visits and works here needs
to feel welcome and safe. Also,
no money is kept in this facility
because it isn't that type of insti-
The Care Center also has ju-
nior volunteers who assist with a
variety of tasks. It isn't unusual
to see youngsters helping sort
coat hangers or shoes or give a
warm smile to other children
who visit with their parents.
"We would welcome volun-
teers from other churches in the
area, if anyone is interested,"
says Mr. Crews.
Workers at The Care Center
say they get a lot of satisfac-
tion from volunteer work. Many
of the situations of people who
come there leave a lasting im-
pression. One woman who do-
nated a large amount of cloth-
ing was trying to move on with
her life after her grown daugh-
ter passed away. Giving all her
daughter's clothing to those less
fortunate helped the girl's mem-
ory live on.
The Care Center is open Tues-
day and Thursday from 9:00 am
until noon and on the. fourth Sat-
urday of each month, also from
9:00 am until noon. The address
is 162 E. Macclenny Avenue.
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Pursuant to Florida Statutes 101.5612 the Logic
and Accuracy Certification Board will conduct
the pre-logic and accuracy test of the automatic
counting equipment for early voting and for the
equipment going to the polls will be June 15,
2007 at 3:00 pm. The test will be conducted for
the June 26, 2007 special general election. The
test will be held at the Baker County Supervisor
of Elections office, 32 N. 5th Street, Macclenny,
Pursuant to Section 102.141 of the Florida Laws of
the State of Florida, the Baker County Canvassing
Board shall meet June 22, 2007 at 9:00 am in the
Supervisor of Elections office to start publicly
canvassing absentee ballots. The Canvassing
Board will meet on June 26, 2007 from 4:00 pm
until we finish canvassing absentee ballots.
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'Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End' a poor entry
in Hollywood's 'Summer of Sequels;' earns just one star
BY BOB GERARD
I love to go to movies. But
when I go to a sequel, it's always
with a little trepidation. As a gen-
eral rule, movie studios put out
sequels to make money. If the
movie is good, all the better. If it
isn't, well, it's a sequel.
Triple that convention when
you're talking about a three-
quel, of which we have many
this summer. Spiderman 3,
Oceans 13, Shrek 3 and Pirates
of the Caribbean at World's End
are all the third in a series. None
of them are getting particularly
I've seen all four of the sequels
and it's a mixed bag. Spiderman
and Shrek are good, Oceans and
a Pirates were awful. So when I
sat down in the theatre for Pirates
3, I was with reservations.
What I saw was a mess a
confusing jumbled mess that
tried to do everything and suc-
ceeded at nothing. It had a over-
done plot line, terrible story, and
its comedy was stretched.
Need I say more? Probably
not, but since this is a review, I'll
go into some detail. This was a
movie that shouldn't have been
made, but since the other two
made a heck of a lot of money,
was destined to be.
Here's the plot. Jack Sparrow
(Johnny Depp) is in Davy Jones
locker dead, but undead. He's
hallucinating, seeing dozens of
Jack Sparrows. Elizabeth Swann
(Kiera Knightly) has joined forc-
es with Captain Barbossa (Geof-
frey Rush) from the first movie to
save Sparrow. If you watched the
first movie, your natural question
here is, "I thought he was dead."
I'll get to that.
Will Turner (Orlando Bloom)
is also in the mix, but has an
agenda of his own. He wants to
rescue his father, who is also in
Davy Jones' locker. Jones (Bill
Nighy) has joined up with the
evil Lord Cutler Beckett (Tom
Hollander), who possesses his
heart in a box in his office.
Got all that? I didn't think so. I
didn't really realize how confus-
ing and ridiculous the plot was too seriously.
until I tried to explain it. Depp looks tired and direc-
It gets worse. tor Gore Verbin-
Remember dead ski (The Weather-
Barbossa? In or- man, Mouse Hunt)
der to defeat Davy -, made the mistake
Jones and Lord of thinking that this
Beckett, all nine pi- was great art and
rate captains must treated it that way.
be brought together ... He did his best
to release the im- Fredrico Fellini
prisoned goddess imitation, with
Calypso (Naomi a artsy white screens
Harris). and crabs carry-
Whew! That was ing pirate ships on
a lot of work. Captain Jack Sparrow their backs. Very
It's a lot of work
trying to figure out as this three-
hour monstrosity lumbers along.
The writing credits are a mile
long, which is never a good sign.
It usually means that the first'
writer couldn't figure it out, so a
second, then a third, then a fourth
was brought in to try and clean
up the mess.
They should have scrapped it
all and started over, but with big
stars you have to strike while the
contract is hot before they run off
to do a better movie.
What was fun about the first
Pirate movie was that Depp, do-.
ing his best Keith Richards imi-
tation, was so over the top that it
was fun. The movie was tongue-
in-cheek and didn't take itself
bizarre. I spent a
lot of time squinting at the screen
and attempting to figure out what
was going on. Not something
you want to do in a summer es-
The acting is okay, but every-
one is trapped in the story line
and behind makeup jobs that
make clarity impossible. Nighy's
squid makeup makes a third of
what he says unintelligible. The
same is true for Harris, whose
heavy Jamaican accent has the
Here's a film with a huge bud-
get, big stars, and a lot of hype
that just doesn't make the grade.
It's clear from watching it that
the stars realize what's going on.
That's not to say that there
aren't some good moments, but
they all come from the support-
ing players. The pirate with the
wooden eye and the two dippy
British soldiers are wonderful, as
But the good spots are too few
and far between. Even real fans
of Pirates of the Caribbean won't
see much to enjoy here.
It's rated PG-13. I give it 1 out
of 4 stars and that's being gener-
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Notice of Public Hearing
Due to safety concerns, representatives from CSX
Transportation and Florida Department of Trans-
portation have been discussing jointly, with the
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
feasibility of the closing, the pubic is
encouraged to attend this meeting.
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NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING ON ADOPTION OF
ORDINANCES RELATING TO ANNEXATION OF
CERTAIN LANDS CONTIGUOUS TO THE CITY OF
MACCLENNY; COMPANION SMALL SCALE FUTURE
LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT TO COMMERCIAL
MEDIUM DENSITY (CMI); AND REZONING TO
ENTERPRISE CORRIDOR (EC)
The City Commission of the City of Macclenny shall consider adoption of the
following ordinances providing for acceptance of voluntary requests of property owners
to annex land into the corporate limits of the city of Macclenny:
Ann Knabb Johnson
Ann Knabb Johnson
William & Kathy Yarborough
William & Kathy Yarborough
William & Kathleen Svagdis
GF Florida Lands, LLC
GF Florida Lands, LLC
David T. Yarborough
Minnie Lee Yarbrough
Thomas & Tina Rhoden
Gary & Kathleen Barber
Joe & Evelyn Barber
PARCEL I.D. NO.
A public hearing on the adoption of the proposed ordinances will be held on Tuesday,
July 10, 2007 in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 118 East Macclenny
Avenue, Macclenny, Florida. The City Commission meeting will begin at 6:00 pm and
the public hearing will be held shortly after the meeting is called to order. Interested
persons may appear at the hearing and be heard regarding the adoption of the proposed
Complete legal descriptions of the subject properties and the proposed ordinances are
available for review at the City Manager's Office, City Hall, on Monday through Friday
during regular business hours. Should any person decide to appeal any decision made
as a result of this hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of these proceedings is made. In accordance with
the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing accommodation or an interpreter
to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Manager at (904) 259-0971 at
least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing.
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8:00 pm 10:00 pm
Featured Singers 2nd Session
Arts and crafts and food vendors are welcome
Bring your tables
Make your plans now to be there and enjoy a day of food, fun
and entertainment. You will hear some very good old country,
new country, pop, blue-grass and gospel singers.
Bring Your Lawn Chairs
Donations will be accepted to help a local distressed family whose home
and personal belongings were destroyed by fire.
All firefighters and law enforcement officers will be recognized for their
loyal dedication to saving lives and property.
For more information call Josie Davis
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday June 21, 2007 Page 10
dies in Colorado
service June 15
Carolyn Faye Boyd, 77, died
June 13, 2007. She was born
December 27, 1929 in Wilcox
to the late
and Ethel 1 %
Mrs. Boyd Ms. Boyd
tologist. She was predeceased by
her husband of 29 years, Charles
Boyd, and her brothers Hoarse
and Harold Neumans.
Ms. Boyd is survived by chil-
dren Daniel (Shirley) Paige of
Macclenny, Terry Boyd of Dune-
din and Phyllis Brown of Rich-
mond Hill, Ga.; sisters Beverly
(Lloyd) McLean of Orange Park,
Bonnie Jordan of Mims, FL and
Dorothy Boster of Macclenny;
five grandchildren and three
A graveside .funeral service
was held June 15 at 1:00 pm in
Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens
Titusville, Florida. V. Todd Fer-
reira Funeral Services of Mac-
clenny was in charge of arrange-
Ray Brown, 45,
funeral June 22
Roy Brown, 45, of Macclenny
died June 16, 2007 at his home.
He was born in Anchorage, Alas-
ka and resided in Baker County
most of his life. He was prede-
ceased by his father Holland
Roan Brown, and was a member
of the First Baptist Church of
Mr. Brown is survived by
his mother, Sarah Wilkinson
Pritchett of Macclenny; daugh-
ters Christina Brown and Kelly
Brown Gato, both of Jackson-
ville; brothers Holland R. Brown
Jr. of Jacksonville, Steven Glen
Brown of Daytona Beach and
Robert Edward Brown of Mac-
clenny; one grandchild.
The funeral service for Mr.
Brown will be on Friday, June
22 at his church with Rev. Mike
Hamm officiating. The family
will receive friends from 6:00-
8:00 pm on Thursday, June 21 at
Guerry Funeral Home in Mac-
Rita C Branham,
a native ofMoniac
Rita Carol Branham, 58, of
Starke died Sunday, June 17 at
her residence following a long
illness. She was born in Moniac,
Ga. and resided in Taylor before
moving to Starke 28 years ago.
Mrs. Branham was a former
employee of Northeast Florida
State Hospital and also worked
as a correctional officer for 28
years, most of them at Baker
Correctional Institution. She was
a member of the First Baptist
Church of Starke.
She is survived by daughter
Tina C. Wheeler of Starke; son
Robbie (Vicky) Burnsed of Bax-
ter; parents Elmer Lee and Lois
Bennett of Glen; sister Lora Ben-
nett (K.C.) Waller of Maxville;
brother Mikell (Dale) Bennett of
Cuyler; five grandchildren.
The funeral service will be
held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday,
June 20 at Macclenny Church
of God. Interment will follow in
North Prong Cemetery. Guerry
Funeral Home of Macclenny is
in charge of arrangements.
Sheila Jacqueline "Jackie"
English Dowling, 51, of Lake
Butler died the evening of Fri-
day, June 15, 2007 at Shands
Lake Shore Medical Center in
Lake City after a sudden illness.
She was born in Gainesville and
had lived in Baker, Bradford,
Gilchist and Union counties.
Ms. Dowling was a nurse's aid
and was preceded in death by
her mother and step-father, Ma-
rie and John Harris, and a sister,
Martha Ann Harrington.
Ms. Dowling is survived by
daughter Danielle "Danni" Bryan
of Graham, son Jacob Honeyc-
utt of Lake Butler, stepson John
R. Honeycutt of Ford Leonard
Wood, Mo., brother Kelly Harris
of.Brooker; also five grandchil-
A memorial service was held
on Wednesday, June 20 at 5:00
pm in the chapel of Archer Fu-
neral Home in Lake Butler with
Bro. Arthur Peterson officiating.
Burial will be scheduled at a later
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Susan Hodges Downey, 51, of
Castle Rock, Col. died on May
27, 2007 after a lengthy illness.
She is survived by husband
Victor; sons Matthew and Ryan,
all of Castle Rock; parents Calvin
W. Hodges of Ochopee, Fla. and
Ruby-Hodges of Palm Bay, Fla.;
brothers Larry (Elaine) Hodges
of Scottsboro, Ala., Edward (Es-
telle) Hodges of Copeland, Fla.
and Thomas (Rosina) Hodgs of
Raiford; sister Gale (Wil) Wilk-
erson of Macclenny.
Interment was on May 31 at
Cedar Hill Cemetery in Castle
'Mr Harrington I,/
a native of ndiana
Thomas Wilson Harrington II,
52, of Macclenny died on June
14, 2007 at Memorial Medical
Center in Jacksonville. He was
born on September 30, 1954 in
Fort Wayne, Ind. and was em-
ployed as a security guard.
Mr. Harrington is survived
by his mother, Dixie Hodges of
A memorial service will be
held at 3:00 pm on Saturday,
June 23 at the First United Meth-
odist Church in Macclenny.
In Memory of
Willie James Harris
Well, Daddy, it's been a year
today and it seems like only yes-
terday. We never knew pain like
we learned that day. God decid-
ed to take you home with Him
WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU EVERY
AND, BY THE WAY, HAPPY FATHER'S
RONNIE (MARIE), JAMIE HARRIS
AND TOMMY STARLING
A special fund to help pay for
the funeral expenses of Holly
Smith of Macclenny has been
established in her name at Vystar
Ms. Smith, 29, died June 3 of
complications related to diabe-
tes. Donations can be made at the
Macclenny Vystar or any branch
in the Jacksonville area.
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 a-
95, dies June 13
Pencie Howard, 95, of Mac-
clenny died June 13, 2007 at
Heartland Nursing Home in
Jacksonville surrounded by her
ard was a
of Baker .
ter of the
She was Ms. Howard
member of the Primitive Bap-
tist Church, and was preceded
in death by husband Joseph C.
Howard, daughters June But-
ler, Dorothy Sutton and Joyce
Ann Howard, and son Joseph C.
Mrs. Howard is survived by
daughter Pearlie (Bill) Diesinger
of Wayne, Pa.; son Ronny' (Jo-
anna) Howard of Marianna, Fla.;
son-in-law John R. Butler of
Felton, Del. and daughter-in-law
Carolyn Howard of Jacksonville;
sisters Lorraine Harris of Jack-
sonville, Emily Click of Daytona
Beach and Blanche McManus of
St. Augustine; 12 grandchildren,
21 great-grandchildren and nine
The funeral service for Mrs.
Howard was on Monday, June
18 at 11:00 am at her church with
Elder David Crawford officiat-
ing. Interment followed at Oak
Grove Cemetery, Macclenny.
Guerry Funeral Home of Mac-
clenny was in charge of arrange-
In Memory of
Willie James (Papa)
.God saw they were their hap-
piest, and someone would not
let that be. So He put His arms
around you and whispered,
"Come with me."
With tear-filled eyes we
watched him suffer and fade
away. Although we loved him
deeply, we could not make him
A golden heart stopped beat-
ing and hard-working hands put
to rest. God only proved that He
takes the best
WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU PAPA,
TURTLE ASHLEY AND BUBBIE HARRIS,
We publish obituaries
& pictures FREE!
Children's Church 9:30 am
Sunday School 9:30 am
Sunday Worship 10:30 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night 7:00 pm
270 Nolth US Highway 301
Locally Owned & Operated
Barbara Rhoden, 77
Barbara Ann Rhoden, 77, of
Macclenny died on June 8, 2007
following a brief illness. She was
a resident of Macclenny for 49
by her de- '.
band of 47 -
H. Rhoden; -'
son Cecil -
Rhoden II; .
Carter and Ms. Rhoden
(Ryan) Fraser; special friend
Eric J. Harrison; grandchildren
Kimberly Cason, Gardner Fraser
and Taylor Fraser. Mrs. Rhoden
was predeceased by son Walker
(Buzzie) Mills Jr.
Barbara was known as a gra-
cious hostess, a fantastic cook
and a wonderful wife, mother
A memorial service was held
at 2:00 pm on June 12 at her
home with Rev. Ray McKendree
officiating, and it was followed
by a private graveside service at
Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers
were Gar Fraser, Nathan Thrift,
Garrett Bennett, Eric Harrison,
Mike Davis and Randy Rhoden.
Prestwood Funeral Home of
Baldwin was in charge of ar-
Although our mother was not
born in Baker County, her roots
had grown deeply into this com-
munity. After living here over
50 years, she had made many
Your expressions of love and
support to her family will always
The Mary Cushman Family
Elaine and Clyde Carey
Jack and Mary Cushman
Nelda and David Crews
Check t ou..
dies June 12th
A graveside service for Jason
Matthew Sanders, 29, of Mac-
clenny was held at 11:00 am on
Saturday, June 16, 2007 at River-
side Memorial Park in west Jack-
sonville, Florida with Rev. Eddie
Jason was bom February 2,
1978 in Jacksonville, the son
of Daniel Carthel Williams and
Rhonda Doreen Sanders, and.
died June 12, 2007 in Baker.
County. In addition to his par-
ents, Jason is survived by sons
Jacob, Damen and Daylon Sand-
ers; grandparents; Yetie and
Johnny Sanders, and Earlene,'
Williams; brother Calvin Josey;
several aunts, uncles, cousins-.
and friends. Prestwood Funeral
Home of Baldwin was in charge
Manuel Silva, 89,
born in Mexico
Manual Rodriguez Silva,
89, died June 18, 2007. He was
born on September 12, 1917
in Mexico to the late Sebastian
and Guadalupe Silva. Mr. Silva
was a Navy veteran who served
in WWII. He worked as a metal,
smith at the Naval Air Station
Jacksonville. He was a mem-
ber of the First Baptist Church
of Jacksonville and enjoyed
fishing, square dancing, eating
gardening, traveling and the dol
He is survived by his wife
of 20 years, Nollie Dugger
Silva; children Sharon (Larry)
Silva, Daphne (Charles) Bell,
Debra (Steve) Klein, Dana (Jim)
O'Brien, Kimberly (Andy)
Rogers, Rhonda (Kenneth)
Hilling, Darrel (Teresa) Carter,
Horace Tate (Kari) Carter, Karen
(Frank) Caplan; 18 grandchil-
dren and 10 great-grandchil-
The funeral service will be
held on Friday, June 22 at 2:00
pm. Interment will follow at
Riverside Memorial Park. The
family will receive friends on
Thursday, June 21, from 7:00 -
9:00 pm at the chapel of Ferreira
Funeral Services of Macclenny.
First Baptist Church
GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA
"' A Beacon to Sunday School 9:45 AM
Baker County" Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
S- '" Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM
Dr. Randy Williams, Senior Pastor
p-, Perry Hays, Associate Pastor
Pastor Mjtch Rhoden
28 W. Macclenny Ave.,
Located on Railroad Rd. in .
Midtowne Center behind WjXR
259-1199 or 305-2131
McKay Scholarships for
E.S.E. & I.E.P. Students
"Home of the Eagles"
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Celebrating the birth of
Ellie Renee Ferreira
born on March 28, 2007 weighing 8 Ibs. 9 oz.
One Family Serving Another
V Todd, Amber, Emma & Ellie Ferreira
250 North Lowder St., Macclenny 259-5700
L~nied Cristan hurc &Acdem
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Ms. McClellan & Mr. Loudermilk
August 25 vows
Morgan A. McClellan and
Donald K. Loudermilk Jr., both
of Macclenny, will be married
at 2:00 pm on August 25, 2007
at Celebration Park in Glen St.
Ms. McClellan is the daugh-
ter of Raymond and Stacie Hen-
dricks, and Mr. Loudermilk is
the son of Edward Zebooker, all
Following a honeymoon in
Orlando, the couple will live
in Macclenny. All family and
friends are invited to the cer-
Born May 20th
Jamie and Ashley Harrison
of Maxville are pleased to an-
nounce the arrival of daughter
Jayla Denise on May 20, 2007.
She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounc-
es and was 19.inches long.
Grandparents are Mark and
Kim rhoden of Maxville, Peter
and Ini Harrison of Freeport,
Maine, Jeff and Karren Moore of
Great-grandparents are Vince
Taylor and the late Evelyn Tay-
lor of Maxville, Janice Hanni-
gan of Glen St. Mary and Virgil
and JoAnne Rhoden of Glen St.
Jolton Oakley Knabb
June 1st arrival
Jag and Jett Knabb are pleased
to announce the birth of brother
Jolton Oakley Knabb on June
1, 2007 at St. Vincent's Medical
Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 14
ounces and was 20 inches long.
Proud parents are Jamie and
Jessica Knabb. Grandparents are
Tina and Mark Barbour, Wayne
and Wanda Parker, and Jim and
Connie Knabb, all of Macclen-
Crews family reunion
The descendants of Leigh-
ton and Zylphia (Babe) Thrift
Crews would like to invite fam-
ily and friends to their family re-
union Sunday, June 24, 2007 at
Please bring your favorite
dish and join us for lunch at 1:00
;I 55th anniversary
Mr. Sullivan & Ms,. Bell
Jason Sullivan of Sanderson
and Sheila Bell of Jasper, Fla.
are pleased to announce their
upcoming wedding on Saturday,
July 14 at 4:00 pm at the Gazebo
in.the Glen wedding chapel.
The chapel is located off Mud
Lake Rd. south of Sanderson.
A reception follows imme-
diately at the Sanderson civic
center. All friends are family are
St Peters Anglican Fellowship
Minnesota Ave. Macclenny, Fla.
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
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i \\ed. B ble Srud,
Sam F. Killing
Mt. Zion N.C.
121 North t 259-4461
Pastor Tim Cheshire
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11 00 ani
Sunday Evening Worship 6100 pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 7 00 pmn
Jesus answered, Verily, verily I
say unto Ihee, e.cepl a man be
born of waler and of Ihe Spirit,
he cannot enter into Ihe king-
domr of God "John 3 5
Cire Lee Johnson
Born on May 23rd
Eric Johnson and Jessica
White of Macclenny are pleased
to announce the birth of son Cire
Lee on May 23, 2007 at St. Vin-
cent's Medical Center in Jack-
sonville. He weighed 10 pounds,
11 ounces and was 21 inches
Walter and Vemadean (Rho-
den) Marker of Glen St. Mary
will celebrate their 55th wedding
anniversary with a dinner at their
residence the afternoon of June
The Markers were wed in
Folkston, Ga. on June 21, 1952.
Helping them celebrate will
be their children Pam '(David)
Chambers and Bobbie (Don)
Gaines, all of Glen, along with
the couple's grandchildren.
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
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Sunday. M,,rning \,r, hip l111:15 amn ThU d i i 1 l:I
Sunday, E. .ning Winrhip 1.i:11I pm
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Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Night Service
Radio WJXR 92.1 Sunday
Sunday School 10:00 am
Common Ground Sunday 11:00 am
Common Ground Wed. (Teens) 7:00 pm
God Kids Sunday 11:00 am
God Kids Wednesday 7:00 pm
Senior Pastor Independent Pentecostal Church
2594940 Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny
Descendants and friends are
invited to a reunion of the Robin-
son B. Dugger and Isham J. Rho-
den families this Sunday, June 24
from 10:00 am-3:00 pm.
The event will be at the Lake
,Butler Community Center with a
covered dish lunch at noon.
This year's country-western
theme includes horse rides,
games and much more. Please
bring a covered dish, photos and
family history to share.
Call Larry Rosenblatt at 430-
2639 for more details.
Garrett family reunion
The Garrett family reunion
will be held on Sunday, June 24
at the agriculture center on US
90 west in Macclenny. Please
bring a covered dish for the 1:00
pm lunch, and enjoy the food
Monday 5:00 PM
John Nathan Burnsed Jr.
Nathan and Heather Burnsed
of Baxter Florida are pleased
to announce the birth of their
son, John Nathan BurnsedJr.
He was born on May 15, 2007.
He weighed 8 lbs 7 oz and was
20 in long.
Grandparents are Hassie Jean
and Audrey Burnsed of Baxter,
and Bruce Crews and Robin
Jonassen of Jacksonville.
First Baptist Church
CR 229 S., Sanderson FL
Sunday School ....... 10:00 am
Sun. Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship .6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study. .7:00 pm
AWANA Wed. Night.. 7:00 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas
We are so proud of you for getting
your high school diploma.
We knew you could do it!
We all love you,
Momma, Maegan, Grandma, Grandpa &
Charity, Aaron & Christi
Fivegenerations ofRhodens after latestarrival
The recent birth of Jayla Harrison prompted this photo of five generations of the
same family taken recently at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab, where great-great
grandmother Alma Rhoden (front) resides. Also on hand were Jayla's mother Ashley
Harrison, her grandfather Mark Rhoden and her great-grandfather Virgil Rhoden.
Mark Rhoden, Ashley and Jayla live in Maxville, Virgil Rhoden in Glen St. Mary.
Photo courtesy of Ashley Harrison
Thanks for help
Thanks to all the city and
county officials for their help
when my kitchen ceiling recently
Special thanks to Ann Yarbor-
ough, Arlene Griffis, Brent Whit-
ney and Mike Griffis for their ex-
tra concern during this time.
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Siind,. Schoul 9:45 a.m.
Sund.n' Moming W\'ohiip 11:1)0 a.m.
SWed. Night Bihk Srud 7:1110 p.m
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Where Everyone is Somebody and
Jesus is the Leader
Pastor Rev. Ernie Terrell
93 N. 5th St., Macclenny ~ 259-3551
Sunday School: 10:00 am
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am
Sunday Youth: 6:00 pm
Wednesday Dinner: 5:45 pm
Wednesday Worship: 6:15 pm
K John L. Hay, Jr., Pastor>
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
Jr. Combs & Southern joy
Ist Anniversary Gospel Sing
Dinner 5:00 pm
Singing 6:30 pm
Griffis Red Barn, Sanderson
Jr. Combs & Soulhern joy
Dave & Sherrie
Direcilon. Sanderion to 127N, 4 miles io Wil c Griffis Road, follow mad to Red Barn
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the opinion of the publisher does not
meet standards of publication.
21' 1998 Fisher Freedom deck boat,
$7000; J-Bar 5' finishing mower. $650.
838-1230. 6/21 p
Kut-Kwick commercial mower, 24
HP Onan gasoline engine with 2193
engine hours, 60" deck, hydrostatic
transmission; Billy goat truck/trailer
mount, vacuum loader with 16 HP B&S
Vanguard engine. Rarely used. Contact
Macclenny Housing at 259-6881 during
normal business hours. 6/21 c
2001 Sea-Doo Bombardier, 2 seats,
blue and silver with cover. Looks new,
runs great. $3500. 259-4690, 861-
8008. 6/21 p
25 boxes ceramic 12x12 tiles. White
and,grey:marble design. $5 a box; four,
vinyl high-backed bar stools, pink. Oak
table and six chairs. Oak buffet and tea
cart. 275-2285 or 226-4850. 6/21 p
Boat and trailer, Stump Nocker II, 9.9
Mercury Kicker, motor guide, four 431
lb. thurst trolling motor, marine battery,
new tires and rims. Ready for day or
night fishing. Great condition. $1600.
259-7435. 6/21 p
2002 Coachman travel trailer, 26'
with one slide, very clean, completely
furnished, $9500. Have to see to appre-
ciate! Call 259-6371 after 5:00 pm or
leave message. 6/21 p
2002 Kawasaki Prarie 400, 2WD, au-
tomatic, low low hours, garage kept,
great shape, extra tires. $2900 obo.
322-6765. 6/21 p
Great news! This summer The Frank-
lin Mercantile will be open Saturdays
10:00 am-5:00 PM. Ya'll come. Railroad
crossing in Glen. 259-6040. 5/31tfc
Kenmore gas stove, ultra-bake, self-
cleaning, super capacity, $300; 2 Lake-
wood electric heaters, old thermostat
set, $20 each. 235-1754, 259-2669
after 4 pm. 6/21 p
Johnson guitar with case, microphone,
and amps, $200; drums $200. 259-
6734. 6/21 p
1995 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic.
Garage kept, 15,600 miles. $9500;
Fender telecaster. 1969 Thin-line re-
issue. $375; Fender acoustic/electric
mandolin. Like new. $275. 626-3573,
275-2586. 6/21 p
Joe Weider weight bench and weights,
$100. 904-993-6522. 5/31tfc
PC30 Komatsu track-hoe, new tracks,
sprockets and rollers, 20 inch bucket.
Works but needs final drive work.
$3000. Stan 259-5065. 6/21-28p
Four Pepsi 400 tickets for Jr
Front stretch at entrance o
$115 each. 259-7552.
il 7 'fnn7
Bed, beautiful temp-pedic memory
foam mattress & boxsprings, new in
plastic, with warranty, retail $950, must
sell $379, can deliver. 904-858-9350.
King pillowtop, new with warranty,
$289, can deliver. 904-391-0015.
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany, can
be seen at Southern Charm. 259-4140.
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half round
foyer console. All pieces are mahogany
wood. Southern Charm. 259-4140.
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
Solid wood cherry sleigh bed with mat-
tress & boxsprings, retail $950, sac-
rifice for $395, can deliver. 904-858-
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
1999 Nissan Frontier, low mile-
age 42,000 plus, excellent condition.
$6,500. Call 259-3224. 6/21-28p
2000 F-350 Firestroke diesel. Crew cab.
$15,900. 591-2916. 6/21 c
1998 Buick Lesabre, loaded, 28 mpg.
Cold A/C. $3900. 591-2916. 6/21c
2000 Silverado pick-up truck, 124K
miles, power, A/C, asking $6800 OBO.
Call 259-8281. 6/21 p
1994 Buick LaSabre, needs work, $400
OBO. 259-7523. 6/7tfc
1996 GMC Vandura, good condition,
runs great, wheelchair lift, $7000 OBO.
259-5877. 6/21 c
1999 Firebird, V6, loaded, 109k miles,
, asking $6000 OBO. 904-219-3210.
Will babysit in my home, Monday-Fri-
day. For more information, call 904-
334-7739 ask for Connie. 6/7-21 p
Louisiana Cajun and swamp-pop mu-
sic for your group or party. For info and
bookings call: 259-3268. 6/21-7/12p
Gwen's Handyman Service. Repairs,
painting, carpentry, general mainte-
nance. Free estimates. 259-9128.6/21 p
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-7968.
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
Free to good home. One year old or-
ange and white, neutered male cat.
Litter trained, all shots current. Very
sweet. Can't keep. 259-6456. 6/21 p
Free kittens to good home. Two gray
and black, two orange, 6 weeks old, lit-
ter trained. 259-6456. 6/21 p
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
f pit roa1. Tiny pampered puppies. New selec-
6/21tfc tion! L&L Kennels. Website: www.free-
webs.com/lbs24/; email: lnl_kennels@
in plastic, hotmail.com. 904-610-2868.
Overstocked! 20 trusses, 24 ft. long,
4/12 pitch, 14" overhang, $50 each.
Two mares, 16 years old, $2000 for the
pair. 904-275-2320. 6/14-21 p
Lost: $100 Reward. Long haired cat -
gray, peach & white, wearing pink color.
Lost on S. 5th Street. 275-2986 or 813-
5343, please leave message. 6/21 p
Lost: reward. Fawn and white Boxer
in Macclenny II area on June 10 or 11.
Please call 591-0440 or 259-5130.
Lost: Female beagle. Lost on Odis Yar-
borough Rd. Reward. 259-9565.6/21p
Lost: Boarder collie mixed Austrian
Sheppard black with white on his chest.
Please call 904-591-1367 if you have
seen him. 6/21 p
Lost: red and white pregnant walker/
beagle mix in area of 121 S. near NEFSH
and Macclenny II. May have had pups.
Please call 259-6873. REWARD. 6/21 p
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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
Drivers-CDL-A: A+ pay! A+ hometime!
A+ benefits! Haul cars, training avail-
able with 2 years T/T experience. 800-
Macclenny Nursing and Rehab -
immediate openings forCNAsFT 3,11
& 11-7. Must pass,,FDLE background
check and reliable. Apply in person at
755 South 5th St. 6/21 c
Higginbotham's Towing is now taking
applications for employment of Class A
& B CDL. Apply at 7611 W. Mt. Vernon
St., Glen St. Mary, FL. 6/21 c
Clinical Director for mental health
clinic in Baker County. Master's degree
required, licensed preferred. Fax resume
to (904) 259-5187. 6/21 c
Carpenters and helpers wanted! In the
Baldwin area. Tools and transportation
a must. Call 904-726-5661 for more
information. 6/21 p
Experienced A/C & duct installers,
must have good driving record. 259-
Pineview Chevrolet in Macclenny has
an opening for a sales associate. Full
time, experience not necessary but
considered a plus, will train if needed.
Great working hours, health, benefits,
paid vacation & automobile allowance.
Call Lance for an appointment. 259-
Framers & helpers needed. Good pay
& benefits, tools & transportation a
plus. Call 259-8548 or 352-235-2340.
Dental Assistant needed. Are you sin-
cere and caring? Would you like work-
ing in 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
A Touch of Grass Lawn Service needs
experienced full time lawn maintenance
worker with valid Florida drivers license.
259-7335. ; 3/23tfc
Full-time yard man, must be 18 or
older. Call 259-2900. 6/14-21c
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 7349 W.
Madison St., Glen St. Mary.
Friday and Saturday. 9:00 am until. 4331 Dogwood
Ave., Macclenny II. Adull clothing and some house-
Friday and Saturday. 8:00 am until, 1174 Copper
Creek Dr., Macclenny. 3 families Furniture, kids and
adull clothing, accessories, household items, 3 wheel-
er. building supplies, temporary power pole and much more
Saturday. 8:00 am noon, 9451 N CR 229. Sanderson. Small kids clothes,
loy. baby supplies, loo much to list.
Saturday only, 8:00 am until, 228 S to Deerfield Rd., turn left onto Deer-
held Cr follow around to back corner. 4177 Deerfield Cr 3 families. Men
Friday 7:30 am 2:00 pm. Saturday 7:30 am noon, corner of Suzanne
Dr &, River Cr. Lool- or signrs. Lucy & Ethel's e-cellent yard sale. Nice clean
clothes. mens. women & children, all sizes, household items. Earnhardt
collerhibles, color printer, some antiques, Web TV men's junk Lable, Too
much slurf to mention.
Local home care agency seeking PRN,
RN, OT and a full-time PT. Please call
259-3111 for more information.4/19tfc
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools, benefits after 90 days. 259-
Drivers: Lease purchase & Co. drivers
It's not just about driving "It's a life-
style!" Make money and have time to
spend it! 20 drivers needed Shelton
Trucking. Allison 800-877-3201.
Position available at Northeast Florida
State Hospital for Dietitian pay grade
86. Minimum qualifications: a licensed
LD and/or RD dietitian or a bachelor's
degree from an accredited college or
university with a major in dietitics or
food and nutrition or food service. Work
is no substitute for a bachelor's degree.
The salary range for this position is
$982.23 $1 905.32 bi-weekly. Access
.n applications through mvflorida com'
,,peoplefirst. EEO AA bilingual applicants,
encouraged to apply. 6/21-28c
Wal-Mart DC/Sam's Cafe now hiring
food service personnel, full-time/part-
time with 2 years experience, $8 and up.
904-653-4000 x5004. 6/14-21 p
Established business for sale. Great
opportunity. Good location. 616-0965.
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Brand new brick/vinyl modular home,
1100 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA, on 1/2 acre in
Glen. $149,900. 904-219-0480, 904-
Nice 4 BR, 2 BA home on 2.7 acres.
Fenced yard, many upgrades, all appli-
ances stay. 515 Eloise St., Macclenny.
$159,000. 904-229-7666. 6/21p
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Monterrey C Lot 46 3,010 5/3 w/loft $219,650
Chesapeake Lot 43 1,625 3/2 Ready NOW $155,700
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2 BR, 1 BA, CH/A, fenced on .41 corner
lot in Macclenny with Florida room, car-
port, sunscreen room, newly replaced
aluminum roof. $125,000. Please call
259-3593 or 563-7872. 6/21-28p
1999 Merit doublewide, 3 BR, 2 BA
on 1/2 acre in Glen. Needs some work.
$59,900. 904-219-0480, 904-525-
Jacksonville, 3/2. Completely remod-
eled. Northside, westside and Paxon
areas. Bad credit OK, $0 down, help with
financing. 742-1842. 6/21 p
FSBO. 3 BR, 2 BA on V2 acre in Glenfield
Oaks Subdivision, $212,000. 813-3091.
1997 doublewide, 2 BR, 2 BA on 1/2
acre in Glen. A steal at $59,900. 904-
219-0480, 904-525-8630. 6/21tfc
1/2 acre and 1 acre lots in Glen, mobile
homes o.k.. $34,900 and $44,900. 904-
219-0480, 904-525-8630. 6/21tfc
FSBO. 3 BR, 2 BA vinyl & brick home
on 5 acres with pool & large barn in the
country. 904-334-3817 or 904-610-
1/2 acre and 3/4 acre lots on paved
street in Glen, homes only. $34,900
and $39,900. 904-219-0480, 904-525-
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.
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. 6/7-28p
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-
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
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III, 2
large lot $65,000 each, 1 lot @ $55,000.
Please telephone 904-813-1580.
2.57 acres just off 185 right across
Georgia line, being cleared now, will have
well & septic, $58,000. 259-9151 or 476-
3015. .. : . 6/14-21p
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
3/4 acre lots, Estates St. at Macclenny
II. Homes only $59,900. 904-219-0480,
904-525-8630. 6/21 tfc
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on 4.96 beauti-
ful acres. Open floor plan with split bed-
rooms, walk-in closets, garden tub, nice
kitchen with plenty of cabinets/counter
space. Property is high & dry, stocked
fish pond, workshop/storage area, addi-
tional 10x12 storage shed, garden area
w/irrigation, 2 wells on property. Great
investment. Property can be divided for
two homes. Motivated sellers, $175,000.
275-3056. 6/14-21 p
9.39 acres w/well & septic, 1 mile of
Sanderson on CR 229. $96,500. Owner
financing available. 904-813-1580.
3 BR, 1 BA concrete block home, corner
lot, 110 East Boulevard N., $130,000.
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
Your plans or mine! 1.28 acre lot with
existing well, septic and electric at 8797
Dupree Road, $60,000. 813-3091.3/ltfc
FSBO. 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on V/2
acre, front & back porch, metal barn,
$85,000. 259-9776 or 904-302-1219.
4 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1876 SF
heated on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all
electric appliances, $249,000. 813-1580
3 BR, 2 BA, double cargarage, lots of
upgrades, new roof, good neighbor-
hood, $155,000. 259-9151 or 476-
3015. 6/14-21 p
3 BR, 2 BA vinyl siding/brick front
w/1 090 SF heated in Macclenny, all elec-
tric appliances, $155,600. Please call
813-1580 (6TL). 5/10tfc
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home in good neigh-
borhood, very clean, beautiful large
lot, $700/month plus deposit and last
month's rent. Call 859-3026. 5/1 Otfc
2 BR, 2 BA, $175 a week, no deposit.
910-5434, Nextel #160*132311*2.
3 BR, 2 BA, $750 month, first, last and
$300'securit deposit. 259-2563.6/21tfc
2 BR, 1 BA home, $700 month, first,
last and $300 security deposit. 259-
3 BR, 2 full BA, W/D hook-up, CH/A,
garbage, water, sewer and lawn care
included. NO PETS. $625 monthly, $625
deposit. 904-219-2690. 912-843-8165.
Jacksonville, 3/2. Completely remod-
eled. Northside, westside and Paxon
areas. Bad credit OK, $0 down, help with
financing. 742-1842. 6/21 p
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-860-
Cypress Pointe in Macclenny. 3 BR, 2
BA home, screened patio, $1195/month.,
Patricia Turner, Realty Executive. 556-
9586. 6/7-21 p
14 residential building lots
in city limits of Macclenny
1 lot 104' x 143' $71,500
2 lots 90' x 115' $65,000 each
4 lots 94' x 142' $69,900 each
7 lots 90' x 131'- $ 67,500 each
Call 616-9432 or 318-5206
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Class A or B CDL
Hazinal endorsement a must
Serious InU uiries only
Homes and Mobile Homes
Factory Certified Professional Installers
Many Styles and Colors to Choose From
Manufacturer's Warranties up to a LIFETIME!
State Certified Roofing Contractor CCC057887!
Visit us on the web at: www.lifetimemetalroofing.com
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2 BR, 1/2 BA, W/D hook-up, CH/A,
garbage, water, sewer and lawn care
included. NO PETS. $525 monthly, $525
deposit. 904-219-2690. 912-843-8165.
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
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
3 BR, 2 BA singlewide on fenced V acre
lot two miles from 1-10 & 121, $650/
month, 1st, last & $500 deposit, n6
pets. 259-2552 or 614-6111. 6/7-21 p
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
Room for rent/share in new home. $500
month includes cable, electric, water.
First and last. 904-735-3404. 6/21 p
1000 SF house within city limits, very
nice, 1 BR, fully furnished, $600/month,
$600 deposit. 259-2900. 6/14-21 c
2 BR, 2 BA ground floor condo, St.
Augustine, poolside, incredible ocean
view, $1000 week. 505-0083, www.
Oceanfront condo, Crescent Beach. 1
BR with queen size sleeper. $600/week.
Call for nightly rates. 904-483-7617.
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A MUST SEE! 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 bdrm
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
REDUCED MLS#344923 Open floor plan 3BR/
2BA in nice area of MacClenny approx 1.5 acres
w/over 1800 sq ft in good location, $235,000
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 home.
BRICK-MACCLENNY REDUCED MLS#346143
Brick 4BR/2BA on .27 acre w/privacy fence,
3 yr roof, storage building, & Irg backyard.
ANOTHER BEAUTY! MLS#359232 Full brick
3BR/2BA new construction, split plan, Irg fami
rm, Irg mstr ba that sits on 1.1 acre. Great area!
BEAUTIFUL LAND MLS#362238 28.54 acres
partially cleared in MacClenny Rural County but
close to town. $599,340
Encouraged to apply
for SBA disaster loans
Florida Emergency Manage-
ment officials are encouraging
business owners to apply for US
Small Business Administration
(SBA) economic injury disaster
loans available to small busi-
nesses in Baker and 20 other
north and central Florida coun-
ties due to the recent droughts.
Completed loan applications
must be returned to SBA no later
than July 2.
The Economic Injury Di-
saster Loan (EIDL) program is
available to farm-related and
nonfarm-related, small business
concerns and small agricultural
cooperatives that suffered eco-
nomic injury as a direct result of
Farmers and ranchers are not
eligible to apply to SBA, but
nurseries are eligible to apply
for economic injury caused by
Interested business owners
should contact SBA's customer
service center by calling 1-800-
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799 S. 6th St., Macclenny ** 259-6555
Reduced- ln high and dry acres zoned for horses. Located 3 miles west of Glen
St. Mary off of US 90. Good road frontage. Modular, manufactured and 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 Yarboroutgh Rd-$265,000. 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, I 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 Macdenny. Brand new 3
BR, 2 BA with 2 car garage. Double lavatories, garden tub and shower in master
bath. 'Iayed ceiling in master bedroom. Porch and utility room. Vinyl siding
with nice brick trim. 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
Will'.oII R ti~I I II i
NEEDS LOTS OF TLC MLS#356879 3BR/I BA, 1269 sq
ft, House being sold"as is; a great investment property
ready for you to use your skills! $110,000
GROWING WEST DUVAL MLS#292461 Many
possibilities in this 15 acres just 9 miles outside of the
Jacksonville city limits. Call to find out more! $575,000
"MOVE WESTYOUNG 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 V 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 '
3"BR, 2 BAi1248 SF oi
NW hAidy plank sidifig,
mile south of I-10 on SR
of ceramic tile. Icated ry
of ceramic tile. located 1
OWNER FINANCING- Investment opportunity! Restaurant building
and land across street from courthouse. The building is currently rented to
a barbecue restaurant. This is a prime location (300 East Macclenny Avenue
(US Hwy. 90). Near hospital, doctor offices, city/county offices and 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 V mile frontage on river. Estate sized home is
3200 SF heated & cooled. 4 BR, 2Vz 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 I 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.
COMMERCIAL- MLS#368711 1421 sq ft on .59 acres,
zoned residential/commercial, great location near 295
for small business. $230,000
MIDDLEBURG VICINITY MLS# 368943 This well
maintained home features 3BR/2BA & fam rm w/frplc,
spacious eat- in kit w/pantry closet and more! $140,000
PERFECT FOR DEVELOPMENT MLS# 336373 Corner
lot on .90 acres, vacant land in MacClenny is waiting for
your call to ownership. $125,000
CARPENTER'S DREAM MLS#371541 3BR/2BA
home features a two car attached garage plus two car
detached/workshop, covered RV parking on over acre
INVESTMENT MLS#360088, $75,000;
MLS#360062, $50,000; MLS#360031, $50,000;
MLS#360050, $50,000 4 mbl hms on / acre
lots in Sanderson, may be purchased according
to MLS or as a whole, currently rented @ 2,150
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
40 + ACRES BAKER MLS#374282 3BR/2BA,
brick front, 2486 sq ft, built 2000 builder. Home
office, family room, large kit all in Glen St. Mary.
COUNTRY LIVING MLS#329232 four acres in
Bryceville w/dbl wide hm, concrete block work
shop, Home sold As-Is! $165,500
RIVERFRONT MLS#372681 2.8 acres on St.
Mary's river in Baker Co. 1156 sq ft, granite
counter tops, large kitchen & living area.
3 VACANT MACCLENNY LOTS MLS#374272
Zoned residential-single family, 0.78 acres w/
special exception for zoning for duplexes. All this
for only $85,000
COZY HOME MLS#363976 3BR/2BA, 1438 sq
ft, heated fam rm/den w/frplc could be 4t" BR,
new kit cab & Berber carpet, scrnd bck porch
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
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday June 21, 2007 Page 14
Matthew Ryan Jordan gradu-
ated recently from the Univer-
sity of Florida with a bachelor
of science degree in computer
engineering. His minor areas of
study were business administra-
tion and sales engineering.
Mr. Jordan is the son of Gary
and Donna Jordan of Atlanta and
the grandson of Mattie and Mel-
vin Dowling of Taylor.
He was a member of the Sig
Ep Fraternity, the Phi Sigma
Theta national honor society and
president of Campus Crusade.
Mr. Jordan lives in Gaines-
ville and is employed with Sum
Total Systems, Inc. as a software
Every Monday 8:00 pm
Macclenny Church of Christ
5th and Minnesota
Open to friends &
family members of alcoholics.
from Florida State
Ashley Snipes of Tallahassee
graduated with a bachelor of sci-
ence degree from Florida State
University last month. She is
now employed as an RN in the
pediatrics -department at Talla-
hassee Memorial Hospital.
Ashley is the daughter and
one of triplet children of Dyke
and Karen (Covington) Snipes of
Tallahassee and the granddaugh-
ter of Tom and Joanne Coving-
ton of Macclenny.
Her brother Clegg is a senior
at Troy State University in Ala-
bama and was recently drafted
by the Kansas City Royals. He
reported last week to their Idaho
Falls farm team.
Her brother Cameron is a se-
nior at FSU, where he is presi-
dent of the school's engineering
club. He is employed by an engi-
neering firm in Tallahassee.
End of year BCHS honor rolls...
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Defee, Alexander Evdokimov, Alyssa Fernandez, Jennifer Nguyen, Timothy Odom, Meagan
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10th Grade: Ashley Barrett, Stephanie Bradley, Edwin Cavannaugh, Charles Corder,
William Gibbs, Corryn Medecke, Sarah Nichols, Gregory Smallwood, Danielle Waldron,
11th Grade: Bradley Burnsed, Jordan Combs, Keri Crain, Jessica Crews, Kallie Crummey,
Jacob Duncan, Ronnie Grimes, Kendall Hand, Charles Jackson, Kayla King, Courtney Lee,
Michelle Lopez, Deanna McKenzie, Sara Norris, Nicole Novaton, Ashlynn'Smallwood, Jesse
Smith, Ferrell Stewart, Sariah Swartz, Chelsea Walls, Ashton Watkins, Megan Williams
12th Grade: Cortney Clevenger, Kelly Davis, Jeremy Jackson, Robert Johns, Adam
Lewis, Curtis Lowery, Brandon Lucas, Kristin Lundquist, Rachel Magnan, Thomas McCall,
Kenneth Miller, Samantha Miller, Amber Morrison, Mahlon Oglesby, Brandi Rhoden, Justin
Ray Spence, Amy Stalnaker, Jeremiah Williams, Jqseph Yelko, Heather Yukna
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Gabriel Blackmon, Larissa Boyd, Ashley Bryant, Chelsey Bryant, Sara Buettgen, Stephanie
Campbell, Mendy Chisholm, Ashley Cole, Margaret Cook, Dillon Cornn, Gage Crawford,
Joshua Crews, Justin L. Davis, Justin R. Davis, Rachel Davis, Sarah Davis, Destiny De-La-
Pena, Brent Dennard, Cheyenne Dilbeck, Kelli Dinkins, Alyssa Donaldson, Dustin Donnelly,,
Richard Ferguson, Johnathan Ford, Cheyanna Fussell, Ryan Griffis, Jeffrey Higginbotham ,
Brittany Homitz Magan Howell, Jennifer Hunter, Dustin Jackson, Molly Johnson, Cameron
Kirkland, Evan Linton, Timothy Lumpkin, Amelia Lysaght-Younger, Maegan McDonald,
William Miller, Ethan Munson, Daniel O'Brien, Cara Overstreet, Claudell Paige, Zachary
Parsons, Coy Powless, Caroline Rambo, Jamison Raulerson, Cassandra.Register, Cortney
Rhoden, Michael Richmond, Lindsey Roberts, Brandon Robertson, Alfredia Robins, Shayne
Rollen, Shawn Sanders, Noura Tber, Samantha Thompson, Christopher Tran, Mariah Trosper,
Delaney Walker, Carissa Ward, Sean Ward, Alexis Washington, Stacy Weaver, Cody Wheeler,
Rebecca Wilds, Tiese Williams, Robert Yonn, Stephen Zawolik
10" Grade: Dustin Bare, Oedis Blanks, Bradley Blum, Mikesha Bowden, Lewyn Boyette,
Ashley Bradley, Dustin Brown, Jasmine Brown, Jennifer Brown, Samantha Buhler, Charlie
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Courson expresses love
of UF athletics on radio
D enny Cour-
son is a happy
man. As a fa-
natic Gator fan his en--
tire life, the Macclenny
native has the best of all
possible jobs. Courson
co-hosts a nightly talk ra-
dio show, Gators ... And
More on 1010 XL, North
Florida's most powerful
He has been hosting the
Gator call-in show for over
seven years, first on ESPN
radio 1460 and on 1010
since April. It airs nightly
from 8:00-9:00 pm and is
also streamed live on www.
gatorsandmore.com on the
Internet. It will expand to
a two-hour time slot at the
Joakim Noah, Corey Brewer, Al Horford with Denny Courson and son Brandon.
end of the month.
The show focuses on ,---.. By
Gator athletics and Bob
Courson has in- Bob
terviewed almost Gerard
every notable UF
football and bas- Press Staff
ketball player in the
process. Chris Leak,
Earl Everett, Chris Doer-
ing, Scott Brantley, Brandon Siler, Dallas Baker, Kerwin Bell, Joakim
Noah, Al Horford and Corey Brewer all have sat with Courson for
"I'd say that we interviewed almost every graduating senior this
year," said Courson. "I'm doing a 'Where are they now' series on
Tuesday and will have Bo Carroll, Ricky Natille and Jacques Green
on the show."
The enthusiasm rings in Courson's voice as he talks about Gators
... And More. "Our show mixes call-ins with interviews of Gators past
and present, 'insider' news, recruiting updates and anything else we
can find pertaining to the University of Florida."
Besides the back-to-back national basketball championships and
this year's football title, one of the most exciting shows has been the
controversy surrounding Billy Donovan's resignation and subsequent
re-hiring. The air %%a es were on fire ovr Dono.11 an1
Donovan, who coached the Gator basketball team to two consecu-
tive national championships committed recently to the NBA Orlando
Magic and a $5.5 million contract. Within two days, Donovan had
changed his mind and was back in Gainesville.
"Those were four of our busiest days," said Courson. "We didn't
have to prep for any of the shows, we knew the call-ins would cover
Courson heard talk that Donovan was reconsidering. "I started get-
ting text messages the day after he resigned and the next day it was
official that he was back."
Courson, who interviewed Donovan twice on his program, wasn't
surprised at all that the Gator faithful welcomed the coach back to the
"It doesn't surprise me in the least," he commented. "Gator fans are
just glad he's back. It was a shot out of the dark that he would leave.
We started hearing rumors a day or so before it happened and then he
it. But with
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Gator fans o Ee-
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production Denny and former Gator quarterback Kerwin Bell.
2007 SPECIAL ELECTION DATE
Election for Senate
June 26, 2007
Supervisor of Elections
student while at BCHS in the
1980s, is a natural for talk radio.
He's enthusiastic, articulate -and
interacts with ease with the fans
who call to talk about his favorite
He has a good rapport with
co-host Keith Kaczorowski. The
two have an excellent give-and-
take, and enjoy talking to the
fans. Courson can talk for hours
about Gator sports and can iden-
tify with the callers for whom
the Gators are a big part of their
He joins a strong lineup on
1010 XL that includes WJXT
sports reporter Sean Woodland
and former Jaguar Tom Mc-
Manus, Frank Frangie, Mike
Dempsey, Terry Norvell and Joe
Block. Sam Kouvaris, the dean
of television sports anchors, joins
Sthe sitalii later this summer,..
; Courson hasweven had BCHS
head football coach Bobby Johns
on the show.
Courson is excited about the
show because it's always some-
thing new. The ups and downs of
Gator athletics will fuel.his pro-
gram for years to come. If you
are a fan of the Florida Gators,
there's no better way to spend
the evening than with Gators ...
BB Q rib sale
The Kiwanis Club of Baker
County is selling cooked ribs
for $12.00 a slab on Saturday,
June 30. They will be cooked
by CoQter Bob Kerce, owner of
Sampson City BBQ, and can be
picked up between the 9:00 am
and 1:00 pm at the Wal-Mart Su-
percenter parking lot.
Order .in advance by calling
259-9333 or 259-7756, or by
contacting any club member.
Profits from the rib sale goes
for projects of the Baker County
club like the Terrific Kids Pro-
gram in Baker County elemen-
tary schools, providing bike hel-
mets to every first grade student
in the county, sponsoring swim-
ming lessons at the YMCA for
needy children and preparing
and serving a meal to the football
team before games.
Friends of the late Phillip
Middleton. of Macclenny are
sponsoring a memorial horse-
shoe tournament at the volley-
ball courts in north Macclenny
on Saturday, June 23 starting at
There is a $10 entry fee per
person in the double elimination
event (bring your own partner).
Trophies will be award-
ed for top places and refresh-
ments will be on sale.
Mr. Middleton, who died in an
auto accident last year, was fond
of the sport and friends hope to
make this an annual event. For
more details, call 259-5735 or
Coon hunt and
The Osceola Coon Hunters
Association will hold a benefit
hunt and bench show this Sat-
urday night, June 23 in Taylor at
the community center.
The group also plans a treeing
contest and drag race with the
night hunt starting at 8:00.
Proceeds go to the David
'Ul used leuikcini f.Tund. A chick-
en and rice dinner will be served
starting at 4:00 pm.
All tree dog enthusiasts and
the public are invited.' For more
details, contact Thomas Dyal at
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The Baker County Schools Exceptional Student
Education Department invites the public, includ-
ing parents, private schools, community agencies,
and other interested parties input into the design,
development, and implementation'of the applica-
tion for federal funds under the Individual Disabil-
ities Education Act as reauthorized by the ACT of
These funds will only be used to pay the excess
costs of providing special education and related
services to children with disabilities, ages 3-21,
and will be used to supplement state, local, and
Baker County School District will ensure that
funds do not reduce the level of expenditures for
the education of children with disabilities made
from local funds (general revenue) below the ex-
penditures made from the preceding fiscal year.
Your input is requested no later than June 28,
For further information, contact Debra R. Melvin,
Director of ESE/Student Services at (904) 259-
Columnist happy to return
from a sports deprivation
Coming back from Italy to the
United States is like coming out
of a sensory deprivation cham-
ber where sports is concerned.
Once you get past soccer, which
is almost important as religion in
the lives of Italians, you've got
nothing to cheer about.
The moment I turned on
ESPN, I was overwhelmed. The
Spurs winning the NBA title
- can you say dynasty?
The US Open golf tourna-
ment. The College World Series.
Donovan Darius being cut by the
"Pacman" Jones being ac-
cused of just about everything
short of the assassination of
President William McKinley.
Lavar Arrington getting hurt in
a 'car accident. Dale Jr. signing
with Hendricks Motorsports.
I didn't have a moment's hesi-
tation about which story galva-
nized me. Donovan Darius was
my favorite Jaguar and has been
for the seven years he's been in
Jacksonville. Darius was a col-
lege standout at Syracuse and
an immediate impact player as a
He has been one of the best
safeties in the NFL for years and
is one of the hardest hitters. His
cutting was a surprise not just to
me, but to Darius and just about
everyone else who is a football
There was no real reason
given, but he was plagued with
injuries this past year and carried
a $3.5 million base salary. Either
reason would be enough but to-
gether signed his waiver.
Darius handled the whole sit-
uation with a lot of class. He is
very religious and chose to take
the whole matter with optimism
rather that to blame the Jaguar
He wasn't bitter, didn't call
names or blast the Jaguars. In
fact, he praised the organization
and Coach Jack Del Rio. Darius
claims that he won't leave the
city. His family lives in Jackson-.
ville and is very happy there. '
One thing is for certain. Dari-
us will be snapped up by another
NFL team in no time flat. Fred
Taylor, one of his close friends,
said he was particularly sorry
to see him go because he didn't
want Darius tackling him.
I'm sorry to see him go and
I will root for him wherever he
IANTHECIR UI C EGT JDI CICI
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Proposed Base Flood Elevation Determination for,
the City of Macclenny, the Town of Glen St. Mary
and Baker County, Florida. The Federal Emergency
Management Agency solicits technical information
or comments on the proposed Base (1-percent-
annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) shown
in the Preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS)
and on the Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate, Map
(FIRM) for your community. These proposed BFEs
are the basis for the floodplain management mea-.
sures that your community is required to either
adopt or show evidence of having in effect in order
to qualify or remain qualified for participation in
the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
For a detailed listing of the proposed BFEs and
information on the statutory period provided for
appeals, please visit FEMAs website at http://www.
fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/bfe or call the FEMA
Map Assistance Center toll free at 1-877-FEMA
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR
BAKER COUNTY JAIL
MACCLENNY, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
Baker Correctional Development Corporation
is requesting .written proposals from qualified
construction firms to provide professional At-
Risk Construction Management Services for the
Budgeting and Construction Phase on the new
proposed Baker County Jail.
II. It is the Baker Correctional Development
Corporation's intention to employ the Construction
Firm at Risk to provide overall Project Construc-
tion Management, Cost Benefit Studies if needed,
Information Management, Construction of Scope
of Work and overall Project Management during
the Construction on a cost plus a fee basis, with a
guaranteed maximumrl price.
Ill. PROPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS AND GENERAL
Proposal Submissions: Submit five (5) copies
of a written proposal no later than 4:00 PM, July
Lee Ann Mullis
Clemons, Rutherford & Associates, Inc.
2027 Thomasville Road '
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Proposals must be responsive to the require-
ments and questions of the Request for Proposal.
Reservations: Baker Correctional Development
Corporation reserves the right to reject any and all
proposals, to negotiate changes In the new scope
of work or services tobe provided, and to other-
wise waive any technicalities or informalities.
Method of Selection: Proposals will be re-
viewed by Baker Correctional Development Cor-
poration which will recommend a ranking of firms.
Upon acceptance of the recommendation, negotia-
tions or bids will or may be entertained.
Please respond by including but not limiting
your response to the following:
1. Company name and length of time in busi-
2. Company location.
3. Availability of time to start and complete proj-
ect within Owner's requirements.
4. Insurance carrier and applicable coverage.
5. Qualifications of staff to be utilized on this
project with names, short resumes, length of
time with firm and previous clients served.
6. Names of five (5) previous jail clients with
phone numbers and contact person.
7. Description of previous experience, to include
budget, final cost, time schedule, change
8. Your company's past experience with Bond
funded projects and potential liquidated dam-
ages should substantial completion date not
A pro-proposal conference will be held on
June 26, 2007 at 10:00 AM at the Baker Qounty
EOC, 1190 Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida
Request for information shall be in writing.
No calls or visits to Baker Correctional Develop-
ment Corporation, Sheriff's Office/Staff or other
Baker County officials please. Refer all request to
Clemons, Rutherford & Associates, Inc., Attention: ,
Lee Ann Mullis, 850-385-6153. All requests will be
responded in writing to all interested firms.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 02-2007-CP-0007
IN RE: The Estate of:
GLENN LEE WILLIAMS,
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION.
The administration of the estate of GLENN LEE
WILLIAMS, deceased, File Number 02-2007-CP-
0007, 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 rep-
resentati\pe "d i i per :.,ial repi esentative's attor-
ney are s-i I,,ir .'lO'
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARENOTIFIED
All persons on whom this notice is served, who
have objections that challenge the validity of the will,
the qualifications of the personal representative,
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 persons
having claims or demands against the decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this notice is served,
within three months after the date of the first pub-
lication 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
All other creditors of the decedent, and per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate, must file their claims with this court WITHIN
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 isJune
FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., Esquire
Attorney for Personal Representative
445 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, Florida 32063
Florida Bar No.: 142990
NOTICE OF BID
The Baker County Board of Commissioners will
receive written bids until 12:00 PM on July 5, 2007
for the following:
Bid number: IS070507
Bids must be sealed with "Website/Email Hosting",
bid number and your name/company name clearly
marked on the outside of the envelope. Bids shall
be submitted at the Baker County Adminsitration
Office located at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny,
Bid package and requirements can be picked up at
the Baker County Administration Office at address
The Baker County Board of Commissioners re-
serves the right to reject any and all bids.
Have you checked
it out lately?
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