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78th Year, Vol. 17 Thursday, August 23, 2007 Macclenny, Florida 50O


Tighter


controls


on city


corridors'
BY ANDREW BARE
Press staff
The Macclenny City Com-
mission unanimously passed
on first reading four ordinances
onAugust 14 designed to more
closely regulate the appearance
of the city.
The lengthiest of the ordi-
nances regulated the appear-
ance of Macclenny's "enterprise
corridor," which is intended to
"discourage strip and other dis-
organized commercial devel-
opment patterns along major
highway corridors through the
city." Acceptable land uses in
the corridor include single fam-
ily houses, banks, child care
centers, hotels, shopping cen-
ters and more.
The new ordinance requires
anything built in the corridor
up to 35 feet high must have a
front setback of 50 feet, a side
setback of 20 feet and a rear set-
back of 25 feet. Buildings may
be no taller than 50 feet, and at
least 10 percent of the total lot
area must be landscaped.
Another measure passed
August 14 says restaurants in
Macclenny may apply for per-
mits allowing outdoor seating,
so long as the seating does not
obstruct pedestrians or handi-
capped access. The commission
also passed an ordinance regu-
lating temporary businesses,
including tent sales and the car
shows frequently held in park-
ing lots. Temporary businesses
will be permitted only one sign
no bigger than 16 square feet;
they will be allowed only one
tent not to exceed 350 square
feet; and be assessed a $300
permit fee.
And the commission passed
an ordinance effectively regu-
lating the appearance of build-
ings in its downtown central
business district. Owners of
buildings in the district will
not be allowed to use neon or
flourescent paint unless ex-
pressly granted permission by
the city's planning department.
Anyone looking to appeal a de-
cision regarding the appearance
of their buildings can now seek
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Contractor, land


sale pacts sealed by


jail board
BY ANDREW BARE
Press staff
Baker County's future jail
now has a construction man-
ager and a location, both deci-
sions made August 15 during
a productive meeting of the
Baker Correctional Develop-
ment Corporation.
The board voted 3-2 to hire
Ajax Construction, a Mid-
way, Fl.-based company. Peter
Brown Construction, based in
Clearwater, received the other
two votes cast via a secret bal-
lot. New York-based Turner
Construction was eliminated
at a meeting August 8, but re-
mained on the board's ballot
due to a procedural error in
casting Larry Payne's proxy
vote. No votes were cast for


lastweek
Turner.
Ajax has built jails in Co-
lumbia, Leon, Gulf, Pinel-
las and Union counties. Peter
Brown, for its part, billed itself
as "county jail builders" and
boasted it built more county
jails in north Florida than any
other company. Their resume
includes projects in Bradford,
Brooks, Broward,.Cook, Levy,
Jefferson, Nassau, Okaloosa
and Sarasota counties.
The board's architect, Clem-
mons, Rutherford and Associ-
ates, has worked with all three
companies and did not issue
any official recommendations.
In another significant de-
velopment last week, BCDC's
Attorney Terence Brown said
(See page 2)


Truckwreck kills one


Vehicle slams into trees ofl-10; driver serious y.injured
Fire and rescue workers labored nearly one hour amid high temperatures and humidity about midday August 21 before freeing
Chimadlyn Martinez, 26, of Sanford, Fla. from the wreckage of her 2006 PT Cruiser after it skidded off Interstate 10 west of
the Sanderson rest area and struck a bank of pine trees. The Florida Highway Patrol said the eastbound vehicle overcorrected
after veering off the inside lane into the median, then rotated clockwise across both lanes onto the grass shoulder and into the
trees and underbrush. Ms. Martinez was the only person in the vehicle, and was trapped by the firewall and engine that had been
pushed backward by the impact. She was'flownfrom the scene to Shands Jacksonville with serious injures. The accident occurred
about 11:00 am and Trooper J.M. Ford said charges are pending.



BCHS hopes to spark



careers with new CSI lab


BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
Ed Johnson, an instructor at Baker County
High School's criminal justice academy, spent
the last few weeks before the start of school year
2007 putting the final touches on the school's new
crime lab.
A crime lab at BCHS?
Yes, and it's nothing to sneeze at. According
to Mr. Johnson, a former military policeman, the
equipment is better than what is currently avail-
able to many established police crime scene in-
vestigative units.
Mr. Johnson credits Ann Watts for spearhead-
ing the lab project. Ms. Watts, the vocational pro-
gram assistant, initiated the project over a year
ago and secured the grant money.
The criminal justice academy has existed in
a partial format at BCHS for a decade, offering
levels one, two and part of the curriculum's third
level. Because the hands-on lab component was
missing, the academy could not offer the full third
level segment,
"All that has changed," said Mr. Johnson.
"With the addition of the lab, we are a full fledged
academy now."
Equipment for the lab was purchased with the
advice of consultant Michael LaForte, a Glen St.


The driver of a pickup truck
died when he was thrown from
the vehicle as it overturned on
Turner Cemetery Rd. in north
Baker County late on August
20.
Christopher McMahan, 32,
of Glen St. Mary was at the
wheel of a westbound Chevro-
let when it failed to negotiate a
left turn and skidded out of con-
trol onto a north shoulder about
11:35 pm. The truck overturned
onto its right side as it slid into
a roadside ditch, the rear wheel
striking a power pole and rotat-


Mary resident and (now retired) veteran crime
scene investigator and evidence technician trainer
with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
The lab's state-of-the-art equipment came from
Sirchie Fingerprint Laboratories in North Caro-
lina, which trains evidence technicians from all
yver the world. Mr Johnson spent part of this
summer at the Sirchie labs training on the new
equipment.
The lab will be set up in stations and students
will work in small groups. Mock crime scene sce-
narios will be re-created using a dummy human
body, synthetic blood, weapon props, shell cas-
ings and actual footprints. Students will learn the
technical procedures for securing a crime scene,
gathering evidence, placard placement (number
IDs for evidence) and diagramming, a technique
that helps create a blueprint of the crime scene
using specially designed templates.
They will also learn the basics of document-
ing crime scene evidence through photography.
Computers will be used for digital storage man-
agement of images.
"The crime scene and all evidence gathered
must be photographed from four different angles
and it's not unusual for a typical case to require
nearly 1000 photos," explains Mr. Johnson. "This
(See page 2)


ing it upright once more.
Trooper J. Barry said neither
Mr. McMaham nor passen-
gers Matthew McMahan, 28,
of Castleberry, Fla and Tiffany
B. Robinson, 19, of Macclenny
were wearing seat belts. The
victim's brother received minor
injuries; Miss Robinson serious
injuries, according to FHP
Mr. McMahan is the third
person to die on Baker County
roads in 2007; an equal number
of county residents have been
killed in mishaps elsewhere.


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Jail board secures land, contractor


(From page 1)
Wednesday the current owners
of 90 acres of land at the corner
of SR 121 and SR 228 agreed to
the corporation's $3,000,000 of-
fer for the plot. The price match-
es exactly the appraised value of
the land.
Gabriell Cain Halker et al,
listed on tax records as owners
of the. 90 acres, had previously
asked for $3,050,000, with the
extra $50,000 largely to cover
the closing costs associated
with such a large land purchase.


To tighten


city corridors'

(From page 1)
redress at the Macclenny Board
of Adjustment.
The four measures will be-
come effective upon second
reading at the regular commis-
sion meeting on September 11.
In other business before the
board, city code enforcement of-
ficer Joy Chapman indicated that
the stand-off with McDonald's
over the restaurant's Barber Rd.
entrance could be headed to a so-
lution. According to Ms. Chap-
man, McDonald's has agreed to
place flexible traffic cones along
the Barber Rd. entrance that will
block cars from entering the
drive-thru lane from Barber. In-
stead, they will be funnelled into
parking. Anyone who wants to
use the drive-thru would have to
utilize the restaurant's SR-121
entrance.
The commission unanimous-
ly agreed to city manager Ger-
ald Dopson's recommendation
to hire the Arcadis Planning
firm to represent the city's plan-
ning interests. Arcadis, whose
corporate headquarters is in the
Netherlands, will replace Tony
Robbins, who works for Prosser
Hallock. That firm represents
Adrian Development Group in
the Cedar Creek DRI, and Mr.
Robbins is the company's point
man on the issue. The city de-
cided this was a conflict of inter-
est and elected to go with a new
planning firm.
The board unanimously
agreed to appoint Dennis Collins
to the Zoning Adjustment Board
in place of Jimbo Fletcher, who
has moved out of Macclenny.


But the BCDC had offered to
pay those costs, and the own-
ers agreed to that proposal. The
owners are grandchildren of the
late Katherine and Eldred Jones
of Macclenny, from whom they
inherited it.
Much work still remains be-
fore any construction begins.
First, the corporation has to ob-
tain re-zoning from Baker Coun-
ty. Initially, the board intends to
request re-zoning on just 20 acres
of the land. Not coincidentally,
anything over 20 acres triggers
a large scale re-zoning, which is
a lengthy process requiring state
oversight and approval. Small
scale re-zoning, by contrast, can
conceivably be completed within
six weeks of the county advertis-
ing the request.
The small scale request is al-
most certain to draw comments
and criticism from nearby resi-
dents; the proposed site is near
the Timberlane and Foxridge
subdivisions. But if the corpora-
tion achieves its small scale re-
zoning, it can begin building on
the 20 acres while the rest of the
land goes through the more ex-
tensive large scale re-zoning.
Ed Preston, Baker County's
head of planning and zoning,
said Monday that no re-zoning
request had yet been received
from the BCDC. However, if the
corporation does submit such a
request, it would come before
the Land Planning Agency on
September 27 and the full county
commission on October 15.
All of that is contingent upon
the corporation successfully sell-


ing approximately $40 million in
bonds by January 31. If it can't,
the BCDC will be able to cancel
its contract to'buy the 90 acres.
;The corporation hbpes to be
able to offer rated bonds, which
should prove more attractive to
potential buyers than an unrated
issue.
If everything goes smoothly,
the corporation will not only
build a 512-bed jail, but also a
new sheriff's office. The non-.
profit hopes to fill the jail with
inmates from the federal Immi-
gration and. Customs Enforce-
ment agency. That would make
the facility a revenue generator
in a county that is searching for
every available dollar.
But while ICE officials have
repeatedly assured the county
that they could fill a Baker Coun-
ty jail, they have refused to offer
any hard and fast commitments.


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Hoping to spark

(From page 1)
is vitally important for court-
room presentation. It can make
or break a case." ,
. students will,learn techniques
involving alternate light sources,
in which lights in different color
spectrums are used in conjunc-
tion with filters and goggles to
hunt for evidence not easily vis-
ible to the human eye.
"Evidence such as hair, blood
or fibers may be totally invisible
in one light, but jump right out
under another type," said Mr.
Johnson.
Probably the most in-depth
segment will be the fundamen-
tals of finger printing. Tech-
niques are broad and involve an
array of methods utilizing spe-
cially formulated powders and
chemicals.
Students will learn to use a
fuming chamber, an enclosed
micro-environment which brings
prints on objects to high visibil-
ity when exposed to out-gassing
of certain substances.
"Remember Superglue? It's a
chemical called Cyanoacrylate
(CAE) and was developed by the
Japanese quite by accident," says
Mr. Johnson. "The technicians
discovered fingerprints became
highly visible when exposed to
the gas given off by CAE."
The textbook is Crime Scene
Processing, written by Mr. La-
Forte, who will periodically be
brought in to demonstrate tech-
niques or give presentations.
His manual will familiarize
students with using a crime scene
check list -which covers every-
thing from death scene descrip-
tion, temperature and weather
data, victim description, body
diagrams, scene search, firearm
information, entymological (in-
sect) collection and much more.
The textbook will familiarize
students with segments of crime
scene investigation that can't eas-
ily be recreated in the lab such
as the importance of insect pres-
ence and activity upon evidence.
"The importance of presence
of insects (or absence) regarding
evidence can't be emphasized
enough," said Mr. LaForte. "In-
sect evidence is the most reliable
means in establishing time inter-
vals of death after 72 hours."
Both Mr. Johnson and Mr.
LaForte share similar opinions
regarding the popular crime
investigation shows such as
CSI Miami that have soared in
popularity in the last couple of
years. The shows have created


careers with crime

an upsurge in interest in the field
of forensic science, but the two
men caution against the glam-
orized perspective in which the
'networks portray the subject. '
SAccording to them, the tele\ i-
sion show time lines are unreal-
istic. Answers don't just pop up.,
It can be a very long period from
the time evidence is gathered
and processed until an end result
is achieved. The work is me-
thodical, intense and can entail
long, long hours. It's important
to enter the field with the right
expectations.
"When that phone rings at
2:00 am, you don't question it,
you get up and go right then,"
said Mr. Johnson. "Evidence
doesn't wait. It degrades with ev-


e lab atBCHS...

ery passing hour. And it takes as
long as it takes. It might be two
or three days before your spouse
sees you again. That's just the
way it is."
There is a critical need for
highly-skilled evidence'techni-
cians and it is Mr. Johnson's goal
to adequately prepare students
who seek a career in forensic
investigation. After earning a
degree in science such as biol-
ogy or chemistry and then going
to work for the police force, the
on-the-job evidence technician
training should be a breeze.
"They will already have the
benefit of a solid background in
the basics and hands-on lab ex-
perience. The rest will just be
review"' he said.


Says hazing claim unfounded
The newly appointed prin- military base, beating them with
cipal of Baker County High loaded pillow cases. The youth's
School doesn't think much of a mother Shannon was quoted by
recent allegation by a 14-year- the station as saying she would
old junior varsity football player not let the matter drop, and other
who claimed last week he was players received similar treat-
hazed during a football camp at ment. Principal Jacobs said as
Camp Blanding two weeks ago. of this week, none have come
"We've looked into what was forward.
alleged and we can't find any ba- The boy's father told the sta-
sis for it," said principal Johnnie tion he was so angry he threat-
Jacobs on Tuesday of this week. ened coach Bobby Johns.
"First they were saying the boy The allegation emerged one
was struck by a pillow case with week before the Wildcats' pre-
helmets in it, then it had shoes in season Kickoff Classic this Fri-
it, then soap. It kept changing." day, and just days after the var-
The player identified by Fox sity's starting quarterback was
30 News in Jacksonville as Jer- named in a criminal complaint
emy Burke said varsity players as being one of three persons
hazed JV players who were stay- who beat another man north of
ing in separate quarters on the Sanderson two weeks ago.


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TV's 'Survivorman


BAKER COtNTi a show that he just

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There are occasions when I
absolutely regret watching or
listening to something because I
get hooked on it and don't want
to be hooked. It
might be a song
that I can't get M Y S
out of my head
or a television THE
program I can't
stop watching ROBERT
even though it's
mindless drivel.
I call songs that I can't stop
singing ear worms (I wish I'd
invented that term). Songs like
Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You
Out of My Head" (what a per-
fect name for an earworm) or the
Archies' "Sugar Sugar" are ear-
worms.
I have no name for television
programs; maybe they are eye-
worms. A lot of reality shows
are eyeworms. Up until this
weekend, the worst for me was
The Amazing Race, the program
where couples race around the
world for a million dollars. I try
never to watch it, because if I do
I will be hooked for the rest of
the season.
I secretly harbor the wish to
actually take part in this show
and race around the world. But
since I can't, I will watch it re-
ligiously.
I don't want to watch it reli-
giously. In fact, I don't want to
watch it at all, so I avoid it. I'm
that way with most reality tele-
vision. If I turn on Top Chef or
Project Runway, I might.as well
hang it up.
That's why this weekend I
was not a happy camper when I.
got accidentally addicted to the
Discovery Channel's Survivor-
man.
It was my wife's birthday and
we went to Diane and Denny
Wells' house for dinner. Denny
and I were watching the Jag-
uars and during commercials he
flipped to Survivorman. It wasn't
long until we were watching Sur-
*vivorman and flipping over to the
Jaguars during commercials.
Survivorman is one of those
guilty pleasures that you know
that you shouldn't be watching
but can't turn away from. At
least I can't.
Here's the premise: Survivor-
man is Les Stroud, a Canadian
who gets dumped without food,
water, shelter or anyway out into
some of the most desolate places
on the globe. He won't be recov-
ered for seven days.
In one episode he was deep in
the Amazon rain forest of Peru.
By the second day his tan shirt
was completely covered in black
flies. He was soaked to the skin
and desperately trying to build
some kind of shelter that would
raise him above the ground. He
listed the things that could bite
him if he had to sleep on the
ground. He was, worried about
army ants with a bite that felt
like being stabbed by a knife
and lasted for five hours, poi-
sonous spiders that left victims
paralyzed, scorpions the size of a.
softball, a dozen kind of poison-
ous snakes including the deadly
Fer de Lance. That didn't count
vampire bats and jaguars. Oh,
and if he strayed too far to the
east there were headhunters.
The first three days he doesn't
worry about eating. He concen-
trates on building a shelter, find-
ing water and making fire. On the
third day he thinks about eating.
This guy will eat anything -
bark, roots, flowers and bugs. In
the Kalahari Desert he captured
a half dozen scorpions, cut off
their poisonous tails and roasted
them on a stick. "You'd be sur-
prised how tasty they are," he
declared.
He stewed grubs, grasshop-
pers and worms. In the Sonoma
Desert he was unable to find wa-
ter and so he distilled and drank


his own urine.
I could take the worms, the
grasshoppers and the scorpions.
I drew the line at the distilled


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urine. At that
point I asked
myself why in
the world I was
watching this
program and
what possessed'
this guy to do
this job.


"You'd have to pay me a lot
of money to eat a scorpion," said
Denny Wells.
Why would you choose this
as a career? What kind of job de-
scription contains eating worms
and drinking your own urine?
I think I could probably find a
job at a fast food restaurant that
wouldn't include vampire bats
and headhunters.
Of course, I could do my own
version of Survivorman in some
parts of Baker County.
"Hello, my name is Bob Ge-
rard and on this episode of Sur-
vivorman Baker County I have
been dropped into the Pinhook
Swamp. I will have to survive
for seven days in this desolate
wilderness without food, water
or the chance of rescue.
Other than the usual stuff
- mosquitoes, poisonous snakes,
yellow flies and spiders I have
a few dangers that are particular
to this area. If I am particularly
unlucky, I could be discovered
by the deadly Killer Kangaroo.
Standing six feet tall, this half-
man, half-kangaroo has been
sighted many times along the
more desolate stretches of road
in northern Baker County.
If I survive the Killer Kanga-
roo, I must still fear the Taylor
Wildman. Standing seven feet
tall and covered in a thick fur,
the Taylor Wildman has been a
mysterious and nearly mythical
figure for over two decades.
Though there are no head-
hunters in Baker County, I must
be careful where I travel. I could
stumble on an illicit marijuana
field and be blown to kingdom
come by tripping a booby-trap.
In short, this could be my
most dangerous episode since
I was dropped into downtown
Newark, New Jersey."
Sounds like a career change
for me.


'Baker Commons'developer deserves


fair shake by city andtract neighbors


THE BARE

TRUTH
ANDREW BARE
Government meetings are
full of necessary, but ultimately
meaningless, words. There's
a lot of legalese that goes into
passing an ordinance to which
no one objects. But perhaps
the most ubiquitous and mean-
ingless words uttered at Baker
County hearings are these:
"I've lived in Baker County
for (x) years. I'm not opposed to
progress. I know change is com-
ing, and I welcome it."
On the surface, there's noth-
ing wrong with these sentences.
They're logical and straight-for-
ward' and have the added benefit
of being fairly true; change is
coming. There's only one prob-
lem: far more often than not,
those words are being mouthed
by somebody who's opposing
new development.
Such words were spoken re-
cently by neighbors of the pro-
posed 94-acre commercial park
across from the Wal-Mart Super-
center on SR-228 when the issue
came before the Macclenny City
Commission. Many of the resi-
dents have legitimate concerns.
But if Baker County lifers mean
what they say about welcoming
change, they should stand in fa-
vor of the development.


Before you go ballistic:


were human beings, too
Dear Editor:
Has anyone ever messed up your order at a fast-food drive thru?
When that happens, do you think "accident" or do you immediately
think they did it purposely? Many times, people think someone inside
has a vendetta against them without knowing what could be goirig on
inside that store.
They might be short-staffed, very busy or have some new people
working. We know, there are no excuses the customer is always
right. But there are times when the customer is not right, or they take
advantage of the situation.
Food service workers are paid to take your order and make the food.
We are not there to be yelled and cursed at, or to be belittled. That is
something we don't get paid for. We are told to be polite, apologize
and fix the problem. How does anyone like it when they are doing their
job the best they can, and someone is yelling in their face?
It's not pleasant, nor is it polite, but we deal with it every day. We
are human and make mistakes, so next time your order is messed up,
please stop and consider what might be happening inside. And remem-
ber, those are people inside, and people make mistakes.
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First, some background: War-
ren "Buzz" Tyre, of Jackson-
ville-based Florida Realty LLC,
is proposing a large commercial
development, the key ingredi-
ent of which is supposed to be a
big box retailer to compete with
Wal-Mart. Mr. Tyre has already
confirmed that his goal in that
regard is Target.
Filling out the shopping cen-
ter, tentatively called "Baker
County Commons," will be a
series of sit-down restaurants
and other, smaller retailers. A
gas station and convenience
store will also be included in the
planned unit development, or
PUD.
Those who live adjAcent to
the development are concerned
about a staggering array of is-
sues, from a change in the views
outside their windows to a po-
tential decline in their property
values. And while I share Mr.
Tyre's and Mayor Gary Dop-
son's belief that it's hard to
imagine property values plum-
meting because of a commercial
center, that's ultimately a small-
er issue.
The larger point is this: there is
no such thing a perfect develop-
ment. There will never be, there
can never be, a proposal of this
size and scope that doesn't alter
Baker County in some way. And
there will never be a new devel-
opment of any size that doesn't
affect adjacent residents.
That doesn't mean the Mac-
clenny Commission or Mr. Tyre
should ignore the neighbors'
issues. If at all possible, ad-
justments should be made, and
to Mr. Tyre's credit he has al-
ready made major concessions.
Neighbors on the north side of
the development concerned
about looking into a series of
harsh light towers should be as-
suaged by Mr. Tyre's promise
of an eight-foot tall masonry
fence hidden amidst a natural
vegetation barrier. This is with-
out mentioning the presence of
a substantial set-back from the
northern border of the develop-
ment, or the fact that light tow-
ers will not face north.
Mr. Tyre has not guaranteed
any Baker County Commons
retailers or restaurateurs, and
understandably so. He likely


doesn't want to raise expecta-
tions; a bar set too high can
cause only disappointment.
But names like Ruby Tues-
day and Longhorn Steakhouse
have been thrown around in
discussions, and Mr. Tyre has
not made any moves to quash
those rumors. It would be an un-
derstatement to say that Baker
County lacks dining options like
those; That's said as someone
who lives above Calendars res-
taurant in downtown Macclenny
and has nothing but admiration
for those running that restaurant.
Nevertheless, variety would be
nice.
''If the siate comes badckajnd
says Baker County Commons
will cause nightmarish traffic
snarls or negative environmen-
tal impacts, then by all means
the city should give the devel-
opment a thumbs-down. But if
the only serious complaints are
lodged by neighbors upset that
a way of life they have become
accustomed to is somewhat
threatened, then the scales of
government are over-weighted
in favor of Mr. Tyre.
It is not a politician's job to
ensure that everyone is molli-
fied. It is not a politician's job
to vote down any measure that
angers one of their constituents.
It's a politician's job to make
decisions in the best interests of
the entire citizenry. And based
on what we know now, Baker
County Commons would repre-
sent a welcome addition to the
community.


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Rare chain-reaction collision in Macclenny Sunday leavesseveral with minor injuries..
It doesn't happen in Baker County often, but these four vehicles were involved in a chain-reaction accident the afternoon of August 19 on South 6th near the intersection with
Lowder St. in front of the just-opened Walgreens store. Deputy Curtis Ruise said the 1991 Toyota (far left vehicle) driven by Robert B. Wilson, 29, of Hastings, Fla.failed to
stop as it approached the line of other vehicles halted for a traffic light. It in turn struck a 1994 Chevrolet van driven by Rebecca W. Davis, 36, of Glen St. Mary, a van con-
taining seven passengers, only one of whom had a minor injury. The van lurched forward and hit a 1999 Toyota driven by Taylor Warren, 16, of Glen, and it in turn lightly hit
a 2005 Jeep driven by Roma Brown, 64, of Jacksonville. Deputy Ruise said several occupants were taken to Fraser Hospital for observation, then released. He charged Mr.
Wilson with careless driving, and noted witnesses said he was on a cell phone at the time. PHOTO BY RUSTY HAYES



Drunken man threatens grandmother


A 40-year-old Macclenny
man is charged with assault for
allegedly making threats against,
his grandmother at a residence
off C.W. Webb Rd. on August
16.
Deputy Erik Deloach said he
responded to a disturbance com-
plaint about 2:00 that afternoon
to find Glenn Bryant in a state
of obvious intoxication. The
grandson denied. a confronta-
tion had taken place, a statement
contradicted when the officer
questioned Laura Tucker, no age
listed, who he found crying and
seated in a wheelchair in the liv-
ing room.
Ms. Tucker said her grandson
had been drinking all day, and
began threatening her and curs-
ing when she asked him to stop.
He returned to the residence
with another bottle of vodka and
tossed it onto a couch, where it
bounced and fell on the floor.
The grandmother told Deputy
Deloach she was fearful of Mr.
Bryant in that state, and he was
booked for assault.
In other cases:


Vernon Vines, 24, of Sand-
erson was jailed .the night of
August 14 after he yelled threats
to his estranged girlfriend in the
presence of officers at an address
on Ivy St. in north Macclenny.
Deputy William Hilliard re-
sponded to a disturbance call
about 9:00 and was told by Ash-
ley Crews, 20 and several others
at the residence that Mr. Vines
had been harassing her and
making numerous phone calls,
one of them offering to come
there and repair several holes he
punched in the walls.
Ms. Crews, the suspect's ex-
girlfriend, called the sheriff's
department again later that eve-
ning about repeated calls, and
when Deputy Hilliard arrived
Mr. Vines was at the address.
Sgt. Thomas Dyal also re-
sponded and presented Mr.
Vines with a court order that he
have no contact with Ms. Crews,
then he was told to leave the
premises. He was arrested when
he continued to yell profanities
at- the estranged girlfriend. She
and others at the house told the


officers Mr. Vines also walked
into the residence unannounced
before the officers returned the
second time.
Stanley Holland, 26, of Mac-
clenny was named in a criminal
complaint for battery of a 17-
year-old male at the Macclenny
Pizza Hut the evening of August
14.
The youth apparently inter-
vened after Mr. Holland pushed
his wife Selena during an argu-
ment, and the husband respond-
ed by attacking him, resulting in
a cut lip to the teen.
The sheriff's department has
no suspects in the case of a US
90 motorist who said she was at-
tacked by a passenger in a truck
that followed her west from
Glen St. Mary to Sanderson the
afternoon of August 13.
Deputy Tony Norman noted
scratches and tufts of hair pulled
from the scalp of Caraid West-
cott, 22, no address listed, after
the incident in the parking lot of
Cuz's One Stop.
Ms. Westcott said she passed a
red Mazda pickup after it turned
west onto US 90 in front of her
near:Margaretta,.and that the ve-
hicle tailgated'her:to, Sanderson.
At one point, a female passenger
tossed a glass bottle at her ve-
hicle, shattering it.
The same female exited the
Mazda when the complainant


arrived in Sanderson, and pum-
melled her until a male compan-
ion who had been driving the
pickup pulled her away. They
drove south on CR 229'.
A witness in the parking lot
corroborated Ms. Westcott's
story, and the assailant may have
been recognized. The male sus-
pect took the victim's cellphone
and broke it in half.
All three persons, a mother
and two daughters, involved in
an obscenity-filled fisticuff at a
residence off Orbey Rhoden Rd.
the afternoon of August 14 were
named in a criminal complaint
for battery of each other.
Deputy Norman was told
conflicting stories by Blanche
Riderour, 39, who lives at the
address, and by daughters Lo-
retta Savage, 19, of Jacksonville
and Lisa Weichman 20, of Glen
St. Mary.
A complaint alleging do-
mestic violence was filed the
evening of August 18 by Solo-
mon Burnsed, 71, charging wife
Sarah, 65, with striking him on
the head with a plastic broom
handle when he returned to
their residence off k, 125 north
about 9:3,0.
The husband said, he was
struck when he attempted to
leave, and that the wife was up-
set because he returned home
late.


Man hadburglary tools


AMacclenny man was booked
the evening of August 15 after
an off-duty investigator reported
he was acting suspiciously in a
northside neighborhood.
Alvin Wilcox, 55, rode.a bi-
cycle several times in front of
the North 6th St. residence of
Mike Combs, who is an inves-
tigator with the state attorney's
office in Gainesville. Mr. Combs
said he saw the suspect, whose
identity is known to him, under
the carport of a residence across
the street about 10:30, and when
he went out to confront him, the
suspect pedaled off southbound.
Deputy Jeremy Moran noted
Mr. Combs' description of the
suspect, and saw him riding the
bike near the power lines be-
tween Quail and Ninth St. in the
southwest city about 15 minutes
later. A subsequent search turned
up a screwdriver and flashlight
in a right rear pants pocket, and
the officer noted a strong smell
of alcohol on the suspect's per-
son.
Mr. Wilcox was charged with
loitering and prowling, and pos-
session of burglary tools.
Joshua Baldenegro, 18, of
Sanderson was arrested on a


loitering charge abdut 10:00 pm
on August 13 after he allegedly
went door-to-door in a nearby
neighborhood begging for mon-
ey.
Deputy Wayne Limbaugh
found the suspect behind Bren-
da's Place tavern on US 90,
and Mr. Baldenegro admitted
he needed cash because he had
been kicked out of his grand-
mother's residence earlier. He
reportedly had been to several
residences off Bay St. and CR
229 that evening..


The sheriff's department ar-
rested Jerry Wilkerson, 31, of
Glen St. Mary and charged him
with the theft of a purse from a
car trunk at the Boy Scout Camp
on the St. Marys River early on
August 14.
Deputy Sgt. Thomas Dyal
stopped a white S-10 Chevro-
let pickup that matched the de-
scription of one given by victim
Debra Johns of Macclenny, and
found her purse on the passen-
ger floorboard. The traffic stop
took place at SR 121 north and
Ivy St. in Macclenny about 1:00
am.
Shortly before, Ms. Johns
and another witness at the land-
ing said they saw Mr. Wilkerson
grab the purse from the trunk of
her 1993 Mercury and drive off
on Steel Bridge Rd.
Police recovered $34 from
the suspect's shoe, the amount
believed in the purse when it
was taken.
In other vehicle burglaries,
Britt Milton of Glen St. Mary
told police he found a plastic
baggie containing items taken
earlier from two trucks belonging
to him. The bag was left on the


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with a note apologizing for the
actions of a friend.
A co-worker likely thwart-
ed the theft of a 1993 Mercury
from the parking lot at the Wal-
Mart Distribution Center east
of Macclenny just after noon of
August 14.
David Thomas of Jackson-
ville said as he was leaving he
noticed broken glass from the
car that had been left there by
Randy Wallace of Sanderson,
who also works at the ware-
house.
When he stopped, a gray ve-
hicle pulled out in front of him
and .sped off with two black
males inside. He noted the li-
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The right passenger window
of the Mercury was broken out
and the ignition damaged in an
attempt to start the vehicle.
The vehicle is owned by San-
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A Lake City motorist stopped Richard Harrison, 27, a
for speeding in the early morn- spotted it speeding ontc
ing hours of August 15 was 6th from the Winn-Dixi
charged with drunk driving and ing lot about 10:35. The
failure to wear a seat belt. noted in his report that ot
Deputy Wayne Limbaugh hides in both directions
said he detected an odor of al- el took evasive action to
cohol when he approached the collision with the pickup
1995 Ford pickup on US 90 When Deputy Ruis
near CR 231 in Olustee, and Mr. Harrison he nearly
noted driver Lester Jenkins, 50, several collisions, the
had slurred speech. He stopped remarked," It's not like
the westbound truck about 3:00 anybody."
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mph zone. officer's initial request
Mr. Jenkins appeared un- driver's license by making
steady on his feet when he exited on his cellphone, then
the truck, and refused to submit aggressively when askec
to field sobriety testing, or later ond time. He was also t
at county jail, to take a breatha- for not wearing a seat be
lyzer test. He initially told the An Olustee man was
officer he had a firearm in the at county jail for disord
glove box, but a subsequent toxication after his father
search of the vehicle turned up police to their resides
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The driver was also ticketed morning.
for failure to wear a seat belt. Tommy Kent Jr., 21
In other cases, a Patterson, edly had been harass
Ga. man ended up charged with mother and tossing iten
reckless driving and resisting her car while not allow
arrest without violence after he to leave the residence. M
was stopped by a county deputy told police his son was
in the Vystar Credit Union park- and out of control."
ing lot off South 6th in Macclen- Deputy Tony Norm;
ny the morning of August 18. he confronted the suspect
Deputy Curtis Ruise chased bling on the road with a
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Bo Clayton is Rotary Scholarship recipient
The Baker County Rotary Club presented a $250 scholarship check to Bo Clayton during its weekly meeting August 15. Mr.
Clayton, a sophomore pursuing a business degree at Lake City Community College, is the club's first scholarship recipient and
is eligible to receive it annually until graduation. Mr. Clayton is pictured here receiving his award from Rotary president Anna
Williams. Past president Joel Barber (left), friend Cherie Robinson and mother Ila Farmer are also pictured. ,
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'Sticker shoplifter' among 2 arrested


for theft attempts at the Supercenter
Two persons were arrested in partial stickers were on the mer- Marker the suspect, driving an
separate incidents of attempted chandise. older Ford Ranger, attempted
theft at the Macclenny Wal-Mart Mr. Wilson was booked for to run him down when the for-
Supercenter last week. grand theft and possession of mer tried to block Mr. Wood's
Store security personnel were a prescribed medication he exit. He appeared to be attempt-
key to the arrest of William Wil- claimed belonged to his mother. ing to steal a lawn mower and
son, 45, of Lake City the evening He was also issued a trespass abandoned the effort when con-
of August 13 when he allegedly warrant, and his 1994 Nissan fronted.
applied portions of a return au- pickup was towed from the The employee got a partial li-
thorization sticker to three items parking lot. cense number and when Deputy
he was observed taking from the In a second case, an alert Bill Starling learned it and the
inventory: a vacuum cleaner, an deputy sheriff recognized a sus- suspect's description, he went
air mattress and television stand. pect and vehicle description the to Mr. Wood's residence off Jeff
Value of the merchandise was afternoon of August 14 that led Starling Rd., where he found an-
placed at $552. to the arrest of a Macclenny man other new mower under a shed.
A security camera showed Mr. for theft and attempted theft of The suspect was unable to ex-
Wilson, who Deputy Bill Hill- lawn mowers from the Super- plain how it got there, and it was
iard noted in his report had been center. missing a bolt from the frame
drinking, enter the store with a Employee Raymond Arenz handle where the display mow-
white bottle in a cart. Affixed to of Hawthorne, Fla. said he ob- ers are chained. The mower was
it was the sticker that Mr. Wil- served the suspect later identi- not the one he was tinkering with
son allegedly later removed and fled as Christopher Wood, 29, of when spotted by the employee.
placed on the other items before Macclenny acting suspiciously The property owners told
attempting to leave the store. He about 2:00 that afternoon in hie Deputy Starling the mower did
was stopped and "questioned by "5 stofe parking lot near where th6' not belong to them, and was not
the loss prevention employees, mowers are chained together on there earlier that day. It was re-
who called police when the sus- display. turned to Wal-Mart.
pect was unable to explain why Mr. Arenz told Deputy James Later, Mr. Arenz identified
Mr. Wood as the man in the
parking lot.


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Some experts believe that if
obesity among children contin-
ues to increase at the current rate,
their generation could become
the first in American history to
live shorter lives than their par-
ents.
Today about 25 million kids
ages 2-19 in the United States are
overweight or at risk of becom-
ing overweight. That's nearly
one of every three. Overweight
kids are more likely to become
overweight adults.
Helping your kids get and
stay healthy isn't always easy.
It's hard for them to resist the
unhealthy snacks, sodas and fast
food that seem to be all around
them. It's also tough to get them
away from the television and
computer screens and find places
for them to play and exercise.
. But we can't ignore the seri-
ous health consequences of kids
eating badly and not moving
enough. By empowering your
children to make better choices
now, you can have a huge impact
on their health and quality of life
in the future.
Here's some tips for parents to
reach that goal:
You Can Do It: the good news
is that small changes often make
a huge difference. Focus on a few
areas for improvement and you'll
run into less resistance from your
children, but still have a positive
impact on their health.
Help Children Make. the
Right Choices; the best way to
make your children healthier is
to help them take charge of their
own health. You can influence
what they eat, where they eat,
and encourage them to play and
exercise more. You may not be
able to control everything, but
by making healthy choices when
and where you can, you'll gradu-
ally see some positive changes.
Set a Good Example: you
can also help by setting a good


example. Have your child set a
goal that both of you can aim for
together. For example, if he or
she wants to try to eat more veg-
etables, make sure you're eating
'those veggies, too.
The Alliance for a Healthier
Generation has created a cool
sticker chart for you to help en-
courage and track healthy be-
haviors with your children. You
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GOP to meet
The monthly meeting of the
Baker County Republican Party
will begin at 7:00 pm on Thurs-
day, August 23rd at the GOP
headquarters, 24 South College
St. in Macclenny.
All local Republicans are
invited to attend. For more in-
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A Macclenny woman faces a
first-degree misdemeanor charge
of filing a false home burglary
report back in April so she could
pawn rented items and jewelry
to get the cash.
Suzette Sevenson, 45, was
arrested August 17' following
questioning by a sheriff's chief
investigator. She reportedly
confessed to selling the property
after informed that the sheriff's
department had checked pawn
shop records in Jacksonville.
Lt. Chuck Brannan said she
wanted to get out from under
rental payments on electronics
including two laptop comput-
ers, a television and jewelry.
When she initially reported the
burglary at her residence off US
90 east, Ms. Stevenson listed as
taken three televisions, two lap-
tops, five video games and jew-
elry valued at $2330. The initial
report from April 4 estimated
total worth at $4680, and noted
there was no sign of forced entry
into the residence.
In other arrests, a 16-year-
old male from Macclenny whose
mother told police he was "out
of control" was charged late on
August 16 with the daylight bur-
glary of a residence off Charlie
Rowe Dr.
Owner John Knight said he
returned about 10:30 pm after
being gone all day and found
a bathroom window shattered.
Three bottles of prescription
medicine were missing, and
several drinks taken from a re-
frigerator.
Deputy Garrett Bennett
found bloodstains near the bro-
ken window which he surmised
were from lacerations when the
intruder broke in.
Shortly after, Deputy Jeremy
Moran confronted the juvenile,
who had been reported a run-
away earlier, near West Blvd.
and Ohio, and noticed he had
several cuts on his arms. The
youth was evasive, but agreed to
take the officer to a storage area
near a residence off North Col-
lege, where he had stored a daily
medicine container that also had
been taken from the Knight resi-
dence.
He told Deputy Bennett he
tossed away all three medicine
bottles.
The teen ran off when in-
formed by the deputy he was
under arrest, and was taken into
custody when chased down on
US 90 in downtown Macclenny.
His mother said the suspect has
"violent tendencies" and had on


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The Juvenile Justice case-
worker told Deputy Bennett the
offenses of burglary, criminal
mischief, theft and resisting po-
lice were not sufficient to admit
him to juvenile detention.
He was released to the moth-
er.
Terry Reddel, 39, of Mac-
clenny was arrested August 13
and charged with stealing from
the bank account of Shirley
Mackey, 67, with whom he once
lived at her residence off South-
ern States Nursery Rd.
The victim told Deputy John
Hardin her account had been


overdrawn in recent months,
and a statement received August
10 showed four charges for Mr.
Reddel's cell phone bill totaling
$557.
The officer located the sus-
pect and in an interview at the
jail annex he gave several con-
flicting explanations, including
that Ms. Mackey was probably
confused. She told Deputy Har-
din in a subsequent phone con-
versation she never authorized
any such payments.
Mr. Reddel also fled on foot
when told he was being arrested,
and was caught shortly after on
the CSX tracks near Fourth St.
He was booked for felony grand
theft and fleeing police.


Rash ofhome burglaries reported

topolice the past week, some while

owners were awafo several days


A rash of home burglaries and
burglary attempts were reported
to the Baker County sheriff's
department this past week, some
of them through rear doors that
were either pried or kicked
open.
Among them:
The home of Carletta
Thrasher on US 90 near Sander-
son was entered, likely through
an open side window, while she
was away on vacation between
July 24 and August 15. The
missing property included a .44
magnum pistol, $300 in rolled
coins, three knives and alcohol
from the refrigerator. The loss
was valued at $980.
Ms. Thrasher also told po-
lice a neighbor telephoned her
August 12 to report the open
window, and said then nothing
appeared disturbed inside the
house.
Several items had been moved
from their usual location, and
Ms. Thrasher noted soIn one
apparently had slept in her bed.
A rear door was kicked in at
the residence of Scott McGar on
Copper Dr. in Macclenny while
he was away August 11-13.
Nothing was reported taken, and
a neighbor told police he saw
two males in black shirts who
appeared to be in their teens
near the residence.
A pried-open rear door was
the entry method at the residence
of Voncille Bristol on South
Boulevard in Macclenny during


daylight hours August 18. Some
clues were found at the scene,
and the owner reported elec-
tronic games and a game player
taken.
Another daytime break-in,
this one at the home of Judy
Barefoot on west US 90 in Mac-
clenny on August 14, was likely
through a pried rear door. Sever-
al video-related items along with
$200 cash were reported taken,
as was a television that was later
learned to be in the possession
of the victim's husband.
There was no sign of forced
entry at the residence of Amber
Prevatt on Southwood Dr. in
Macclenny the same day when
an amplifier, video game and
laptop computer were taken.
The property loss was put at
$1140 and entry could have been
through a"sliding glass door.
Eddie Wallace of Glen St.
Mary reported on August 16 that
tools and a tool box valuedat
S"'$0t10 were Kien fiomai'ialagge
at Dixie Mini-Storage in Mac-
clenny. A lock was cut to gain
entry and there is a suspect,
Marc Martinez, 19, of Bry-
ceville was arrested August
13 for a burglary last month at
a garage on US 90 east owned
by Bill Keves. Most of the tools
and equipment taken have been
recovered, and police decided
not to charge the suspect's juve-
nile-age brother.


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday August 32, 2007 Page 6


Says county will


BY ANDREW BARE
Press staff
The Baker County Commis-
sion approved Monday a mas-
ter plan intended to address the
county's growing space needs.
The plan, assembled by Jack-
sonville-based architect Erik
Kasper, at times resembles
nothing so much as a game of
governmental musical chairs.
The county has approximately
$800,000 in state grants to use
on the project.
The first step would be for the
building and zoning department
to find new space near its current
headquarters north of the county
courthouse. Once that move is
completed, the public defenders
in the courthouse would move
to the vacant offices. In turn, the
space vacated by the public de-
fenders would be converted into
general courtroom activity.
Within the next three to five
years, the county commission
also intends to find new of-
fice space, perhaps by building
a new structure or leasing an
existing building. The state at-
torney's office would then take
over the present commission
building, also behind the court-
house. At that point, the clerk
of courts would occupy the old
state attorney's area. Once all
of those machinations are com-
pleted, Mr. Kasper has proposed
a new, 30,000 square-foot facil-


ity behind the courthouse to dea
with court-related issues. Clerk
Al Fraser told the commission i
was important to move quickly.
"We haven't started drawing
down yet," Mr. Fraser said. "Bu
it's at the point where we've go
to do something, because wi
can't keep going back to the leg
islature and asking for this mon
ey without spending any of it."
The plan is likely to be keyec
by the potential move of the
sheriff's department to a new
facility at the corner of SR 12
and 228, a move that is still
tentative and potentially year
away. Mr. Kasper, for his part
projected the county to neec
51,168 square feet of space in
15 years. Currently, the county
administration has only 30,00(
square feet available.
In other business before thi
board, the commission unani
mously agreed to raise the coun
ty's communication service
tax to 1.60 percent, up front
the current level of .40 percent
The CST is a tax levied on com
munication services, the key
examples being telephone ser
vice, cable TV, satellite TV, cel
phones, faxes and pagers.
Before October 1,2001, con
sumers paid seven different tax
es on those services. By a state
law, that number was reduce
to two: the state CST and th
local CST. According to coun


need more space

.1 ty manager Joe Cone, Baker But Commissioner Gordon
k County's CST currently brings Crews asked that an opt-out
t in approximately $50,000 an- clause be included, and Com-
nually in revenue. Changing the missioner Julie Combs suggest-
g tax could, Mr. Cone said, bring ed that 20 years was too long.
t in an additional $100,000. With The board gave the Fair Asso-
t budget cuts possibly on the ho- ciation 30 days to discuss both
e rizon due to a potential loss in matters before coming back to
- property tax revenue, the com- the'commission in September.
- mission was anxious to add the The commission also agreed
additional money, unanimously, and with no public
d The commission tabled dis- dissent, to three different land
e cussion of a lease agreement use changes approved by the
S. with the Baker County Fair As- ue changes apy he
1 sociation for the Fairgrounds. lad planning agency. First, the
1 Initially, a contract drawn up by board granted approval to Bush-
s county attorney Terence Brown man Builders to re-zone a 1.91
:, called for a 20-year lease be- acre parcel of land off CR 23C
d tween the county and associa- to residential. It abuts one of
n tion, with the latter paying all Bushman's sub-divisions, and
y maintenance and utility costs at would provide for an additional
0 the ite north of Macclennv. lot.


The board had no problem
with a request to re-zone the
two-acre plot on which C&R
Grocery stands near Marga-
retta. The store is set to open
again in a few weeks after being
shut down with gas tank woes.
A zoning error was discovered
during the re-opening process,
and the land was zoned residen-
tial. It will now be considered
commercial.
And Shannon Monds was
granted a re-zoning on his five-
acre tract of land west of CR-
125. He had asked for residential


2.5 acres. Mr. Monds plans on
selling the land to a buyer who
will divide the tract into two, 2.5
acre pieces.
Also, the commission unani-
mously agreed to delay dis-
cussion of the Creekside Oaks
subdivision two miles north
of Macclenny. The developer,
Florida Land and Ranches LLC,
had asked for the delay. The LPA
had recommended to the com-
mission that the development be
rejected on grounds of lot size
and water availability.


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BY ANDREW BARE
Press staff
The Baker County Code En-
forcement Board told a hard-
luck Macclenny woman August
13 that it could not forgive her
fines that have been accruing for
failing to clean up trash on her
land..
Gail' Spivey originally came
before-the CEB on June 11 af-
ter neighbors complained about
excess trash on her property on
US 90 near Trailridge. At the
time, the board elected to give
her 60 days to clean up the vio-
lations, as Ms. Spivey had given
a lengthy rundown of a series of
misfortunes that had befallen her
and her family. Code Enforce-
ment Officer Phil Thomas said
last week the property had not
been cleaned up in the 60 days,
and as such, fines had started to
accrue.
The board elected to file an
intent to lien with the clerk of
courts, instead of the usual pro-
cedure; which is to simply file
the lien against the offender's
property. The move largely
takes Ms. Spivey's case out of
the CEB's hands; if she wants
to get the fines reduced or for-
given, she'll have to appeal to
the Baker County Commission.
However, by not filing the lien,
the board reserves the right to
hear the case again and issue
recommendations to the county
commission.
In other business before
the code board during its regu-
lar monthly meeting, it tabled
a decision on the case of Char-
lene Wright, whose property at
Clete Harvey Rd. in Glen St.
Mary was said to have excess
trash. More importantly, how-
ever, Ms. Wright was accused
of being in violation of the zon-
ing ordinance, which says she
could have only one house per
10 acres.
Ms. Wright, who had previ-
ously owned 14 acres, told the
board she had received permis-
sion from the planning and zon-
ing department to divide the land
into several smaller parcels. She
sold a few of those parcels.
The CEB ordered its staff to
investigate Ms. Wright's claims
and produce any documentation
of their accuracy.
The board gave Kevin Man-
ley 30 days to clean up his prop-
erty at Mae Paige Rd. In addi-
tion to trash, Mr. Thomas said
there was a broken down truck
on the land. Mr. Manley told the
CEB that he had a torn rotator
cuff and had found the work to
be difficult, but that he was at-
tempting to install a new trans-
mission. If Mr. Manley doesn't


on refuse

get the property in compliance
within 30 days, he will be fined
$75, with an additional fine of
$15 for each additional day.
The board gave absentee
respondent Joe Givens 15 days
to install skirting on a mobile
home on his Lane Ave. property
in Sanderson.
And the CEB elected Mlon-
day to retain Jim McGaule) as
its chair. It elected as vice-chair-
man Gerald Herndon, who will
take over for Danny Burger.


Senator Dean addresses Farm Bureau
State Senator Charlie Dean, who recently replaced Nancy Argenziano, was the key
speaker at the Baker County Farm Bureau's annual meeting Aug. 20 at the ag center.
Dean, a cattleman and retired Citrus County sheriff, addressed the need for tax and
insurance reform for the state of Florida. Senator Dean, in his first public appear-
ance since winning the second primary in late June, declared, "The elected fellows
don't have all the answers, but I know right from wrong." He commended the Farm
Bureau insurance company as a "fine example of a business institution because you
take care of your own." Also in attendance were Jackie Smith and.Nathan Risca,
representatives'from.iSenator Ander Crenshaw's office. Mr. Risca:read comments
from the absent'Seiator Crenshaw who is recovering from back surgery. Pictured
above are Charlie Dean, left, with Farm Bureau president Darryl Registe;r who pre-
sented the senator with a complimentary basket of local goodies.
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Florida Statute 1008.25(8)(b) mandates that the below data be provided to the public.
The promotion and retention policies for each school are referenced and available to
parents and students in the 2007-2008 Student Progression Plan.

District Results for BAKER COUNTY SCHOOLS

Students Scoring at Level 1 and Level 2 oi the Reading Portion of the
Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)
The following table shows FCAT Reading results for all students (all curriculum groups) tested during the
2007 administration of the FCAT in the district.

Number Percent
GrTotal Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Grade Scoring at Scoring at
GaLevel Number Scoring at Scoring at Scoring at Scoring at Leves
Level Tested Level 1 Level 1 Level 2 Level 2 Levels 1 Levels 1
and 2 and 2
3 357 38 10.64% 40 11.2% 78 21.85%
4 337 70 20.77% 43 12.76% 113 33.53%
5 356 58 16.29% 55 15.45% 113 31.74%
6 390 78 20% 77 19.74% 155 39.74%
7 373 57 15.28% 80 21.45% 137 36.73%
8 345 62 17.97% 110 31.88% 172 49.86%
9 376 130 34.57% 121 32.18% 251 66.76%
10 317 121 38.17% 96 30.28%, 217 68.45%

Students Retained (not Promoted) in Grades 3 through 10
The following table shows the number and percentage of students retained, by grade, for all students in
grades 3 through 10 within the district.

Grade 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Number
Nube16 6 9 19 30 4 37 25
Retained
End-of-Year 355 336 360 384 373 346 381 342
Membership*
Percent
Percent 4.51% 1.79% 2.5% 4.95% 8.04% 1.16% 9.71% 7.31%
Retained

End-of-year membership is the count of all students who are enrolled at the end of the year and for whom a
decision on promotion status is required and reported.

Number of Students Promoted for Good Cause, by Category of Exemption
This table shows the number of third-grade students who were exempted from the FCAT reading
requirement and promoted for good cause at the end of the 2006-2007 school year.
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BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
It wasn't how Brandi and Rik
Phillips expected to spend the
evening. A week ago as they ar-
rived home, the Macclenny cou-
ple and their five-year-old son
Colton were greeted by a terrible
cry coming from the hedges be-
side their home.
"That's definitely a distress
cry," said Mrs. Phillips. "Sounds
like an animal is in trouble."
Mr. Phillips pulled on some
gloves, grabbed a flashlight and
plunged into the underbrush
in search of the source of the
noise. He never expected what
he found.
The wisteria and honeysuckle
vines formed a densely tangled
barrier between two adjacent
houses
d
hidden
within
was an
old tree
stump.
A tiny
kitten
had got-
ten its
right
hind leg
caught
in the
vines e,
around
the stu- Brandi Phillips with three
legged kitten, Trip.
mp and PHro BY KELLEY LArtGAN
was
hanging helplessly, yowling.
"It was awful, said Mr. Phil-
lips. "The leg was wedged so
tightly the circulation had been
cut off. He must have been there
for a while, because the vines
had begun to grow around him."
Using pruning shears, Mr.
Phillips extracted the kitten. Its
leg, with a swollen foot three
times normal size, hung limply.
"Its leg had open;rioozing ar-
eas and flies had laid their larva
in the wounds. It looked gangre-
nous and was a horrible mess. I
thought I'd have to put the kitten
down," said Mr. Phillips.
His wife thought otherwise
because the kitten was eating
and drinking ravenously.
"It was obvious it wanted to
live and I wanted to help it do
that," she said.
The Phillips family piled
back into the car and headed for
an emergency animal clinic in
Jacksonville. The kitty was given
powerful antibiotics and its help-
less leg cleared and sterilized.
At the veterinarian's office the
next day they got the news: the
leg had to come off.
One amputation operation
and a few hefty vet bills later, the
kitten is back home and doing
well.
"Of course we named him Tri-
pod," said Mrs. Phillips. "We'll
call him Trip for short."
Little Trip's stitches came out
Tuesday afternoon. The kitten
doesn't seem to know he's miss-
ing a limb.
"He scoots around all over and
is even pulling himself up on the
furniture. He's really putting on
weight quickly, too," said Mrs.
Phillips. "He weighed barely a
pound when we found him."
According to.the Phillips,
animals do better if they lose a
back limb rather than a front one
because the front is used more
for balance.
"I've seen three legged dogs,
but not a cat, said son Colton. I
think it's pretty neat I have one."


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He's Back to 'FINISH THE GAME!'


By
Andrew
Bare
& Bob
Gerard
Press Staff


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Challenges ahead for uats in 07 season


Rushing pair return

for their final season
As the Wildcat varsity football team prepares to open its
season this Friday with the Kickoff Classic versus West Nas-
sau, it hopes to improve on last season's 5-5 record and
shoot towards a spot in the post-season playoffs.
For his sophomore season as head coach, Bobby Johns
has the luxury of a pair of 1000-yard rushers returning from
last year.
Quarterback Carlos Holton and running back Lucious
"Pooh" Lee both topped'the 1000 yard mark last season
and will hope to stay healthy and continue piling up the yards
this year.
For both Holton and Lee it took a big effort in the last
game of the season to pass that milestone. Holton gained
192 yards versus Fernandina Beach to give him 1015 yards
for the season. Lee ran for 112 yards against the Pirates to
finish with 1062 yards rushing.
The prolific running game was one of a number of suc-
cesses for the season. Coming off an 0-10 record in 2005,
the 5-5 season spoke of a lot of improvement as the year
progressed.
As usual the running game dominated the statistics. The
Wildcats ran the ball 418 times for 2790 yards for a 6.7
average per carry. They doubled their opponents' output on
the ground. The BCHS (See page 9)


This season should be an interesting one for fans
of Wildcat football. The fighting Cats will hope to
improve on.a 5-5 record and take a shot at the post
season playoffs. Whether the schedule will help
or hinder that goal is up for argument.
There are a lot of changes his year. Though.
the district lineup hasn't changed, the non-dis-
trict teams are very different this season.
There are a lot of old standbys. The Wildcats will
square off against the Union County Tigers in the
first game of the regular season on Aug. 31 in Lake
Butler. The Tigers are always difficult, especially at
home. They had a few down years after their run
of state championships in the 1990's, but are back
on track.
The Union County game is followed by the Cats'
traditional rivals, Bradford County on the road
in Starke. This is one of those games where you
can throw the records out the window. The history
between these two teams is such that it takes on the
character of a grudge match every year. Recently
the intensity has cooled a little, since the teams are
district rivals, but it is still a game that fans, par-
ticularly fans who have watched Wildcat football for
many years, anticipate with glee.
The Cats have picked up Arlington Country Day
and Ocala Vanguard this season. ACD is a private
school that stresses athletics and it would be unwise


"When we walked off the field after our last game," Mr. Johns
said. "We knew we wouldn't make the playoffs. As a team, we made
a commitment to finish the game. And these guys have worked hard
to make it happen."
It won't be easy to finish these games. Some of Baker County's
opponents will bring more talent to the field. The tallest players on
the Wildcats' roster check in at just 6'4. This in a state where the
size, speed and ferocity of high school football players are world re-
nowned.


F he words were simple, ambitious, admirable. Some outside of Bak-
er County might call them foolhardy. But last Friday night, in Baker
County High School's gymnasium, an assembled community did
not question or criticize when Bobby Johns laid out his goals for the upcoming
season.
SI was doing an interview this afternoon and the guy asked me what my
expectations were for the season, my goals," he said. "I told him, 'win
district and win state.'"
It is, after all, the beginning of a season. The moments before any passes
have been thrown or runners tackled do not belong to cynicism or
pessimism. Or even, if one is so inclined,
realism. Mr. Johns' stated goals
were met with the adulation and
applause called for at a high I
school football pep rally.'
Yes, it's time once again for the
light towers at Memorial Stadium to shine down on Friday nights
and illuminate a football season. Just two years removed from an .
0-10 season, the Wildcats will strive to complete an extraordinary Carlos Holton
re-building effort.
It's a terrible sports cliche, and often meaningless, but to even reach a point
where their coach's goals are within reach, Baker County will need to "learn how
to win." The Wildcats are coming off a season where they let g
several fourth quarter leads slip away. Hold on to those leads, I
and perhaps the 2006 Wildcats make the playoffs. And once
you're in the postseason, once the Etch-A-Sketch of the regular sea- '
son is shaken and erased, anything can happen.
Mr, Johns and his team are well aware of what too often hap-
pened in the fourth quarter last year.
In the bitterness of defeat, of a season where hopes were dashed Parvin Ruse
in the cruelest of ways, arose a saying, at once a motto, a theme
and a challenge.
"Finish the Game." It is a sentence that has become imbued with an almost reli-
gious devotion.
"Finish the Game: This is our destiny." That's what the sign said at the Friday pep
rally. Respectively, those are the foundational goals and beliefs of this Wildcat squad.


Over the years...

BCHS football in numbers
SEASON RECORDS
Best Record: 10-1-0 1974
Most Wins: 10 1974,1989,1994
TD's: 59 2001
Total Offense: 4,412 2001
Average Per Game: 402.0 Yds. 2002
Rushing: 4007 Yds. 1996
Passing: 2028 Yds. 1989
Least Turnovers: 14 1990
Consecutive Season Wins: 12 1988-89
Most Turnovers: 34 1974,1981
Least Yards Allowed Rushing: 643 1984
Least Yards Allowed: 1,222 1958
Least Points Allowed: 50 1958
Highest State Ranking: #2 11/18/91
TEAM RECORDS (SINGLE GAMES)
Points: 62 vs Stanton Prep 2002.
Total Offense: 705 Yds. vs. Bishop Kenny 1996
Rushing: 676 Yds. vs. Bishop Kenny 1996
Passing: 360 Yds. vs. Eastside 1989
Offensive Plays: 84 vs. North Marion 1976
Margin of Victory: 60 vs. Hilliard 19,77
Least yds allowed rushing: 54 vs. Jefferson Co. 1992
Longest Int. Return: 90 yds.. Lamont Williams VS. Union Co. -
1992
Longest Punt: 68 yds. Tim Marlow vs. Eastside-1992
Least yards by Opponent: 28 Yds. vs. Paxon 1989
SINGLE GAME (INDIVIDUAL)
Points: 34 Chad Donaldson vs. Atlantic-Port Orange 1996
Touchdowns: 5 Curtis Williams vs. Live Oak 1974 5 Chad
Donaldson vs. Atlantic-Port Orange 1996,5 Dontrey Stegall vs.
Paxon 2000 (See page 9)


to look past the Apaches. Ocala is something of
an unknown commodity and those can always be
tricky. The Cats face ACD on Sept. 14 at home and
Vanguard on Oct. 12 in Ocala. The only other non-
district game features Potter's House on Nov. 2nd.
This will be senior night and the graduating Wildcats
will want to leave on a good note.
Raines and Jackson remain the two district
teams to beat. Raines is traditionally a powerhouse
and should stay that way. Jackson is their traditional
rival and going into the season, most pundits would
put these two Jacksonville schools as favorites to
make the playoffs. It will be vital for the Cats to
get a result against at least one of these teams this
season. The Cats host the Raines Vikings on Sept.
21 and travel to the Tigers on Oct. 5.
Ridgeview travels to Macclenny for homecoming
on Sept. 28 and the Cats go on the road to Bishop
Kenny on Oct. 19. The final district game might be
a key to the season. The Cats. will host Suwannee
County on Oct. 26. The Bulldogs are a team that is
dangerous even in an off year. Like Union County,
they have a long tradition of gridiron success, and
if a berth in the post-season playoffs is in the cross
hairs for either or both of these teams, this game
could be what Keith Jackson would call "a barn-
burner."


2007 BAKER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

Wildcat ootbaill echeda/e


Augqst 24
August 31
September 7


West Nassau Classic
Union County
Bradford County


September 14 Arlington Country Day School
September21 Raines*
September 28 Ridgeview (Homecoming)
October 5 Jackson*


SOctober 12
October 19
October 26
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Ocala Vanguard
Bishop Kenny*
Suwannee County*
Potter's House (Sr. Night)
lames in red denote home games. District games


7:30 pm
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7:30 pm
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But in football, perhaps more than any other team sport, sheer willpower and deter-
mination can count for a lot. Sound coaching and clever strategies can, on a game-to-
game basis, overwhelm superior talent. In that regard, Mr. Johns is perhaps the most
important part of this team.
But Baker County is not entering a gun fight holding a butter knife. The Wildcats'
arsenal includes talented players like senior Carlos Holton, an exciting dual threat quar-
terback who has the potential to make defensive coordinators squirm.
If the quarterback is the most important player on the team, then
that makes his offensive line every bit as crucial. Mr. Holton.will take
A *. snaps from center Thomas Braddy. He will further be protected by
senior Brock Canaday, a load at 6-0, 275 pounds.
Mr. Holton's back-up, sophomore Darvin Ruise, spends most of his
time as a defensive back and will help the Wildcats' secondary with
Shis size and athleticism.
S But for Baker County to reach the highest levels of success, much
Brock Canaday of the offensive load will have to fall on senior running back Lucious
Lee. Mr. Lee, who moonlights as a defensive:end, will likely be the fo-
cal point of Mr. Johns' run-heavy offensive scheme. Of course, that means he's almost
certain to play games with a target painted on his back.
The off-season is essentially over. Baker County's exhibition game
against West Nassau takes place at Memorial Sta-
dium Friday night. The junior varsity team tiNISB
-j is scheduled to play the second half. j
The regular season starts August 31 in GAS
Union County. From that point on, the Wild- ,.'J
cats have 10 weeks to make their coach 1Mo
Lucious Lee look prophetic. nuloml1m1twMI.


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New face on the field for Wildcats Other Coaching Staff:
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There will be a feminine face on the sidelines at the
Wildcat football games this season. Ida Fish has returned
to her alma mater Baker High as the
new sports trainer. Fish, a physical
education teacher at the school, is
well qualified to keep the Wildcats in ..
tip-top shape.
She has a bachelor's degree in
training from Troy University and
a master's degree in exercise sci-
ence from Auburn, and has a wealth
of experience working with athletic
teams on the high school and col-
lege level.
Ms. Fish worked with every sport
at Troy. She iced arms and legs
for 20 intercollegiate sports at the
Alabama university. At ,uburn, she
worked with all the intramural and
club squads and was the trainer at i
Notasulga High School.
After graduation, she worked two Ida Fish checks on i


years as the assistant athletic trainer in women's sports at
Newberry College in South Carolina, but always wanted to
return to her roots.
"I wanted to bring my knowledge
S and experience back to Baker Coun-
ty," said Ms. Fish.
She started teaching physical
education at BCHS last year and was
named athletic trainer this year. With
S boundless energy and a tremendous
sense of humor, Ms. Fish has fit in
extremely well at the school.
S The lifelong Baker County resi-
dent will be in charge of first aide
and rehabilitation for the school's
j athletic department. Though she will
S be most evident on the sidelines of
Wildcat football games, Ms. Fish
will oe an integral part of keeping
all the athletes at Baker County High
Healthy and on the field or court.


Peyton Bennett, Troy McCullough, Gene Rollins, Junior Eugene, Manager


Football in numbers cont'd
Longest Pass: 90 Yds. Marcus Mallory to Vic Givens vs. East-
side -1989
Touchdown catches: 4 Steve Porterfield vs. Sante Fe 1966
4 Klate Yarbrough vs. West Nassau 1974 4 Danny Jones
vs. Hasting -1984 4 Kyle Crews vs. Fernandina Beach 1991
Longest Field Goal: 50 Yds. Daniel White vs. Stanton Prep
- 2003
Field Goals: 2 Jeff Platt vs. North Marion 19762 Sascha
Ackermann vs. Fernandina Beach 1998 2 Daniel White vs.
Bishop Kenny 2003
Attempts: 51 Riley Rhoden vs. P.K. Yonge 1968
Passing: 360 Marcus Mallory vs. Eastside 1989
Receptions: 10 Chris Rhoden vs. Bishop Kenny 2002
Receiving: 226 Yds. Vic Givens 1989
Rushing: 329 Yds. Lamar Jones vs. Gainesville -- 96
Carries: 36 Curtis Williams vs. Clay High 1974
Interceptions: 3 Vic Givens vs. Live Oak 1974; 3 Virgel
Lee vs. Fernandina 1981 3 Bobby Blue vs. Bishop Kenny
-1981
Longest Run from Scrimmage: 95 Kelly Williams vs Fort
White 2002
Longest Punt Return: 95 Yds. Marcus Rhoden vs. Bolles -
1960
Longest Kickoff Return: 99 Yds. Scott Jones vs. GHS -
1998
Tackles: 24 Rex Knight vs. Starke 1988
PATS: 8 Daniel White vs Stanton Prep 2002


SEASON RECORDS (INDIIDUAL)
Points: 185 Clifford Green 2001 (12 games); 152 Carl West
1977 (11 games);
Touchdowns: 25 Carl West 1977(11 games); Lemoyne Wil-
liams -1990 (11 games)
Total Offense: 2072 Yds. Carl West 1977
Touchdown catches: 9 Chris Rhoden 2002; 9 Gary.Dug-
ger 2002
Touchdown passes: 23 Marcus Mallory 1989 :
Carries: 1862 Yds. Carl West -1977;- 214 Curtis Williams
-1974
Receptions: 53 Chris Rhoden 2002
Receiving: 803 Yds. Henry Reed 1989
Interceptions: 9 Henry Reed 1989
Interceptions return yards: 210 Henry )eed 1989
Interceptions for touchdowns: 2 Kris Lbnster 2002
Punting average: 41 -6 Cory Green 1994
Average recoveries: 5 Anthony Givens 1974
Fumble recoveries: 6 Carl Rodgers 1980
Fumble recoveries for TD: 2 Milton Johnsoh 1983
Tackles: 179 Rock Rhoden 1989
PATs: 38 Daniel White 2002.
Field Goals: 10 Daniel White 2003
Sacks: 12 Rock Rhoden 1991; 12 Bo Clayton 2004
1000 yard passers: 1960 Marcus Mallory 1989; 1403
Bobby Hart 1970; 1039 Jon Mobley 1990; 1026 Klate
Yarbrough 1975
Tackles: 179 Rock Rhoden-1989


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Bobcats prepare for new season


"All you've got to do is work hard,"
George McDuffie, better known as
Coach Mac is overheard telling one
of his players. And as simple. as it
sounds, for the 2007 BCMS Bobcats
football team that slogan will be the
key to their success.
With a team of nearly forty, and
only six returning players this could
have been a rough season, but Coach
Mac beams with pride as he points
across the field to his team, "From
the first day they came in focused
and with a good attitude." BCMS
assistant coach Chris Chissum adds,
"They're smart, they are really smart,
you can tell them something once
and it just clicks, plus they're incred-
ibly strong."


"When we were looking at hit-
ters this year we went back over last
year's roster and we had maybe half
a dozen, this year we have fifteen
kids who can knock your block off,"
boasts Chissum.
Four of the players returning from
last year will be starting, Mardreakus
Ford at Quarter Back, Johasious
Green at running back, Terry
Givens Offensive Guard and Kenard
Singleton at Corner Back. Kevin Little
and Phillip Rogers round out the
returning players. But a new-comer
may be the biggest highlight on the
team according to Mac. DJ Simms,
Swho transferred from Lake City came
ready to play, and has been a posi-
tive force on both sides.


With their first game August 28th
at 6:00 pm at Richardson these
practices are crucial, but Mac and his
coaching staff seem to find a way to
make it fun for the players and each
other: Assisting this year are Rock
Rhoden, Mr. Chissum, Tim Holly and
David ,Manis. And all of them had
positive things to say about the team
and Mac.
"He can teach you so much about
coaching, not just coaching football,
but coaching in general," Chissum
says.
And when asked how the team
looks this year, the answer was a
fervent "Good, really good!"


Returning senior 1000 yd. rushers...


(From page 8)
rushing defense allowed only 1091
yards rushing and 33 of the Wildcats'
37 touchdowns came from rushing
the ball.
Holton will be a very important cog
in the offense this season as he was
last. He threw the ball 110 times for
40 completions and 475 yards. He


had a 36% accuracy rate and four
passing touchdowns.
One of the major focuses in Coach
Johns' off-season preparation has
been eliminating mental mistakes
and increasing conditioning. It will be
vital if the team is to reach its goal of
a spot in the post season playoffs.
The coach felt the team was ca-
pable of winning at least two of the


games they lost last season but were
unable to "finish" the game in the
fourth quarter.
That has become the team mantra
this season. Johns wants to eliminate
mental errors, poor clock manage-
ment and other intangibles that might
have cost them a playoff spot.
The Wildcats are determined not
to miss that opportunity this season.


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2003, 16x7 Cargo Craft Explorer
trailer, %" plywood floor and doors, 4
wheel electric brakes on tandem axle,
like new, $3000. 613-6001. 7/19tfc
Two 10 ton feed tanks, both for $500 or
$300 each, good condition. You move.
259-2872. 8/16-23p
1972, 17 ft. Cobia with 70 HP, runs
good, ready for water, needs some
work, $5000 OBO. 912-843-2055 or
904-382-4142.. 7/19-8/23p
Solid wood cherry sleigh bed with mat-
tress & boxsprings, retail $950, sac-
rifice for $395, can deliver. 904-858-
9350. 11/2tfc
Luxury queen pillowtop, in plastic,
'' $199. 904-398-5200. 11/2tfc
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
44 ft. load bearing trusses. 334-6695.
8/2-30c
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half round
foyer console. All pieces are mahogany
wood. Southern Charm. 259-4140.
2/3tfc
GE refrigerator, white, top freezer, ex-
cellent condition, $100. 275-3138.
8/23p
Bed, beautiful temp-pedic memory-
foam mattress & boxsprings, new in
plastic, with warranty, retail $950, must
sell $379, can deliver. 904-858-9350.
11/2tfc
Treasures & More. Go-kart, 6.5 HP,
Dingo, single seater, like new, $450
OBO. 259-8688. 8/23c
Brand new Sears water softener sys-
tem, $585. Free installation. Good used
appliances. 90 day money back guaran-
tee. 266-4717. 7/12-3/27p
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany, can
be seen at Southern Charm. 259-4140.
12/9tfc
Excellent, barely used treadmill, one
year old, self-propelled, child safety
key, weights, paid $650, asking $100.
Call Caren at 259-2433. 8/23-30p
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
Treasures & More. ATVs, new, in-
stock. Lay-away early for Christmas.
Weekly specials on ATVs & dirt bikes.
259-8688 or 536-2256. 8/23c
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
Washer & dryer, extra large capacity,
all cycles, $150 for.set, will separate;
refrigerator and A/C window unit. War-
ranty. Can deliver. 904-238-5814.
8/23-30p



Treasures & More. Used furniture -
sofas, dressers, TVs, tables, movies,
clothes, etc. 259-8688. 8/23c
King pillowtop, new with warranty,
$289, can deliver. 904-391-0015.
11/2tfc
1997 Crosley 10-ton equipment trailer,
dual tandem axle wheels, $2800. 904-
838-2648. 8/23-9/5p
Rough sawed lumber, cheap #3 cy-
press & pine, sell by piece or pile, will-
make deal. Call 259-2900. 8/23-30c


2005 GMC Envoy, power windows &
locks, AM/FM/CD, 40k miles, $15,500.
259-5788. 8/16-23p
1990 Chevy pickup, V8, too much to
list, $2200 OBO. 259-6073 leave mes-'
sage. 8/23p
1973 Nova, new 355 roller, two trans-
missions and wheely bars, $3800. 622-
7819 cell or 1-912-843-2716 home.
8/23p
2000 Ford Excursion, V8, automatic,
excellent condition, $8000; 1999 Ford
F150 supercab, V8, automatic, $5800.
904-838-2648. 8/23-9/5p
2005 extended cab Chevy Z-71, 4WD,
like new condition, loaded, 25k miles,
3" lift, includes programmer and seven
year/100,000 mile extended warranty,
$22,500. 259-3878. 8/2tfc
2006 Honda Rebel, black & chrome,
new, garage kept, $2100. 710-9767 or
710-9822. 8/23p
2002 Dodge pickup, full 4 door, V8, au-
tomatic, $8000. 904-838-2648.
8/23-9/5p
1995 CK1500 Silverado, 2WD, new
motor & transmission, excellent condi-
tion, very clean, custom stereo system,
102k miles, $5500 firm. 904-759-2897
or 275-3007. 8/2tfc
1998 Cadillac Deville, 4 door sedan,
excellent condition, needs engine re-
pair, $2000. 259-3117. -. 8/23p
1998 Buick LeSabre, loaded, 28 mpg,
$2900. 653-1656. 8/23p
1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport, 4WD,
loaded, 4.0 liter, V6, $4000. 403-7365
or 403-4735. 8/23-30p
1965 Ford F100 pickup, needs engine
but body in good shape, $2000 OBO.
Call 259-9027 leave message. 8/23p
Must sell. 2003 Honda CBR 600 RR
sports bike, black with accessories &
upgrades, $4500 firm. By appointment
259-5434. 8/23p




Louisiana Cajun Music. Rajun Cajun
and tambourine foryour group or party.
259-3268. 8/2-30p
Back-to-school special! Save! Foils,
hi-lights and hair cuts. Call Hair Factory
Salon at 259-7780 and ask for Gwen
(off on Wednesdays). 8/23c
Baby sitting in my home, all ages, from
6:00 am-?, Monday-Friday, near CR
125 and 127. 904-838-2287.8/16-23p
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. 2/13tfc
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-7968.
4/22tfc
Mother of three will keep children ages
6 months 5 years old after hours &
weekends. Call 710-9767,ask for Tina.
Will also consider older children. Tim-
berlane Subdivision. 8/23p
Gwen's Handyman Services. Repairs,
painting, carpentry, general mainte-
nance. Free estimates. 259-9128.8/23c
Babysitting in my home, day or night,
Christian environment, hot meals. 259-
5434. 8/23p

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English Bulldog, female, answers to
Albert, 12 weeks old, $600. She is red
with white markings. AKC registered,
pedigree, health records, health guaran-
tee after placement support. For more
information, e-mail susan toyin02@
yahoo.com. 8/9-30p
Dachshund puppy; AKC, male, $350.
912-843-2775. 8/23p
English Bulldog. Males and females,
AKC, NKC, etc. Current vaccination,
Health guarantee, Pedigree. For more
information, e-mail mdl_ryan@yahoo.
com. 7/26-8/23p
Female English Bulldog puppy, Timi is
so sweet and lovable. She loves to be
held and lay in your lap. She is pretty
small and is ready for a new home. AKC
registered. This puppy will get to your
heart. To know more about my baby:
danjainmy@yahoo.com. 8/16-10/18p


Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
Selling animals due to health. 3 Peep-
a-Poo puppies, 1 male, 3 females, $200
each; 1 Doper Gray, through breed
mare; 1 world class Paint stallion; 1
Paint mare, heavy in foal; game cock
chickens. 912-843-2093 or 904-477-
5561. 8/23p




Seeking employment as a caretaker. If
you or a family member are in need of
assistance in your day to day activities,
I can help. I have a medical background
as a respiratory therapist, nursing as-
sistant and private caretaker. Please call
904-477-3534. 8/23p





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Drivers: Top pay & excellent hometime.
We train car haulers. Superior benefits
package. CDL-A with 2 years OTR expe-
rience. 800-889-8139. 8/16-23p
Auto body collision technician needed
at Butch's Collision Center. 259-3785.
8/16tfc
R&E Waste Management, Inc. Is cur-
rently accepting applications for truck
drivers. Minimum 2 years driving expe-
rience, CDL required. EEO, drug free
workplace. Call 386-496-3867.8/16-23p
Pier 6 Seafood now accepting appli-
cations for all positions servers,
cashiers, dishwashers and cooks. 259-
6123. 8/9-30p
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
Company specializing in Erosion
Control now hiring the following posi-
tions: Class A CDL drivers, crew lead-
ers, equipment operators and labor-
ers. Valid driver's license a must. Fax
resume to 275-3292 or call 275-4960.
EOE, drug free workplace. .6/28tfc


YARD SALES
GRAGESALE Friday & Saturday 7:30 am-noon. 5587 N.
ma Tall Pine Road. Fishing rods, tools, camo, fur-
YARDALE niture, clothes, little bit of everything. Solid
A wood table with 6 chairs $250. 259-1715.
AGSALE Friday 8:00 am-2:00 PM. Saturday 8:00 am-
Snoon. Ray Phillips to Webb to Persimmon.
Wide variety of items. Too many to mention.
Selling Dale Jr. items. 259-8815.
Saturday morning, Old Nursery Plantation. 7765 Winder Road.
Furniture, electronics.
Saturday 8:00 am-?. 8869 Ben Rowe Circle. Lots of clothes, plus
sizes & more.
Saturday 7:00 am-?, 162 South Boulevard. School materials,
children's items. Free refreshments.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 582 North Boulevard. Dishes, flowers, baby
items, household goods, too much to list.


Avon. Career or pocket money? You
decide. Call Kaycee at 904-275-3215 or
1-866-665-2866. 8/23c


Northeast Florida State Hospital and
Baker County are in contract agreement
to recruit and select qualified appli-
cants for the following position: Food
Support Worker/Dietary Department.
Minimum qualifications: one year of
food preparation and kitchen experi-
ence. Selected applicants will be hired
as county employees, eligible for coun-
ty benefits. The physical location Of
employment will be on site at NEFSH.
Salary will be determined based upon
applicable position, experience and
education. Applications and position
information (class specifications and
position descriptions) are available to
pick up at NEFSH, Human Resources,
Administration Building, Room #10,
7487 S. SR 121, Macclenny, FL 32063,
telephone 904-259-6211 ext. 1175 and
fax 904-259-7104. The position will
post in accordance with Baker County
posting requirements for a period of
14 days. Posting will begin on Monday,
Auguse 20, 2007 'and, will losee .on.f
Monday, September 3, 2007. A faxed
resume can be. accepted. A county
application and the position information
mailed upon receipt of confirmed fax.
Note: Applications cannot be consid-
ered after the closing date of September
3, 2007. 8/23c
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. 7/5tfc
Local private organization accepting
applications for social quarters man-
ager. Computer, leadership and man-
agement skills a must. Resume and
references required, must be bondable.
Call 259-2700 for appointment 10:00
am-2:00 PM, Monday-Thursday.,
8/16-23c
Plumbers needed at Dickie's Plumbing,
commercial experience. Former employ-
ees need not apply. 904-653-1186.
8/16-23c


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-
5877. 12/30tfc
Nursery workers needed, experience in
transplanting trees preferred, will train,
must have own transportation. 904-
545-9435. 8/9-30p
Lawn care worker needed. ,Starting
at $7/hour, must have valid driver's
license. 424-4586. 8/23
Thrift Log Homes & Lumber accepting
applications, outside work. Call 259-
2900. 8/23-30c
Equipment operator/landfill spotter.
The New River Solid Waste Association
is seeking qualified applicants for the:
position of equipment operator/landfill
spotter. Responsibilities will include
operation of a variety of heavy equip-
ment in addition to screening wastes
for removal of unauthorized materials.
Experience in the operation and main-
tenance of heavy equipment and/or
landfill.operation experience is desired.
Employee will be required to complete a
landfill operator and an inmate supervi-
sion course within 6 months of employ-
ment. Graduation from high school or
GED needed. Valid commercial driver's
license with a minimum Class D pre-
ferred. Salary range will vary based
on experience. Applications can be
picked up at the administration office
at New River Regional Landfill located
on SR 121, 3 miles north of Raiford,
FL. Deadline for applications will be
Friday, September 7, 2007 at 4:00 PM.
For further information, call 386-431-
1000. New River Solid Waste is a drug
free workplace. Drug testing will be
required. EOE. 8/23c

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Notice to Readers
All real estate advertising in this newspaper is
subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes
it illegal to advertise "any preference, limita-
tion or discrimination based on race, color,
religion, sex, handicap, familiar status or
national origin, or an intention, to make any
such preference, limitation or discrimina-
tion." Familial status includes children under
the age of 18 living with parents or legal cus-
todians, pregnant women and people secur-
ing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly accept
any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal oppor-
tunity basis. To complain of discrimination,
call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll
free telephone number for the impaired is
1-800-927-9275.
Reduced! 3/4 acre lots, Estates St.
at Macclenny II. Homes only $49,900.
904-219-0480, 904-525-8630. 6/21tfc
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
Beautiful home for sale or rent. 4 BR,
2 BA in nice neighborhood on 1 acre in
city of Macclenny. $139,000 or $1000/
month to rent. Available October 1st.
Call 904-610-8749 for details. 8/23p
Macclenny land-home package. New
1579 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA, upgraded Satina
kitchen package, and more on 1.5
shaded acre on the St. Mary's River,
$135,000. 904-259-8028. 7/19-8/23c
One acre with.SW in need of repair, with
well, septic tank and power pole. Old
home can be moved out for your new
home. Cuyler area. $40,000. 259-5383
or 226-3064. 8/23-30p
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
(8WE). 5/10tfc
3 BR, 2 BA SWMH on .53 acre, $65,000.
Call 904-813-6825 please leave mes-
sage. 8/2-23p
8.39 acres w/well & septic, 1 mile north
of Sanderson on CR 229, $96,500.
Owner financing available. 904-813-
1580. 5/17tfc
Farm for sale in Glen St. Mary, approxi-
mately 12 acres with 3 barns and 2 BR
home, large oaks. 904-655-8470.
8/16-23p
3 BR, 2 BA DW on 1.89 acres in Cuyler
with two NW large decks, very nice
home, $89,500 negotiable; also one
acre with well, septic tank and power
pole adjoining property, $40,000. Can
be bought together or separately. 259-
5383 or 226-3064. 8/23-30p
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III, 2
large lot $65,000 each, 1 lot @ $55,000.
Please telephone 904-813-1580.
1. ./25tfc .
FSBO. 6.5 acres on corner of SR 121 &
CR 23C, 1 doublewide, 2 wells, 2 septics
and 1 fish pond, $230,000 negotiable.
Call 259-7000 leave message.8/16-23p
9.39 acres w/well & septic, 1 mile of
Sanderson on CR 229. $96,500. Owner
financing available. 904-813-1580.
5/3tfc
1 acre cleared lot in Glen, close to high
school and tennis courts. Mobile homes


OK. $45,900. 904-219-0480 or 904-
525-8630. 7/19tfc
FSBO. 3 BR, 2 BA brick home with 1585
SF heated on V2 acre in Glenfield Oaks
Subdivision, many upgrades, $212,000.
Call 904-813-3091. 7/1 9tfc
FSBO. 3 BR, 2 BA, 1994 doublewide in
excellent condition on 3 acre lot in great
neighborhood near 1-10. Sun room, cov-
ered patio, fenced yard, storage build-
ing, $125,000. 904-545-6087. 7/5tfc
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
1-3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash discount. 912-
843-8118. 2/22tfc
Owens Acres. 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, $179,900. Call today Exit Realty
Affiliates Network at 904-755-1699.
8/2-30p
4 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1876 SF
heated on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all
electric appliances, $249,000. 813-1580
(18GFO). 5/10tfc
3BR, 2 BA doublewide on /2 acre for
sale by owner. Front and back porch,
metal barn, $79,000. 259-9776 or 904-
302-1219. 8/23-30c
Investment property. One acre with
two 3 BR, 2 BA SWMH in Sanderson.
Homes in good condition. Great rentals.
$110,000. 259-5383 or 226-3064.
8/23-30p
Your plans or mine! 1.28 acre lot with
existing well, septic and electric at 8797
Dupree Road, $60,000. 813-3091.3/ltfc
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). 5/10ffc
3 BR, 2 BA vinyl siding/brick front
w/1090 SF heated in Macclenny, all elec-
tric appliances, $155,600. Please call
813-1580 (6TL). 5/10tfc
71/ acres with fish pond, Cowpen Road,
left on Tennessee, $95,000. 838-2818 or
259-6194. 8/2-23p
3 BR, 2 BA brick home on 1 acre in
Macclenny II. 1558 heated SF with fire-
place, screened back porch with hot tub,
fenced backyard. All electric appliances,
$220,000. Please call 904-536-3150
leave message. 8/23-30p
1.04 acres, well, septic and power pole,
off Woodlawn Road, $50,000. 235-
8732. 8/23p
Motivated sellers. 1998 doublewide,
3 BR, 2 BA on 5 acres, $155,000. 904-
200-6749. 8/23-9/13p
Copper Creek Hills like new, beautiful
all brick, 3 BR, 2.5 BA, many upgrades,
screen porch overlooks natural area,
2229 SF, $269,900. Barbara Mora
Realtor, The Prudential Network Realty,
independentlyowned & operated. 260-
4300 or 945-6719. 8/23p
High & dry, 800 ft., waterfront prop-
erty on St. Marys River. Enjoy very nice,
country living in Baker County, Florida
on this 10 acre tract with large trees
& 3 board fence. Property is zoned for
one house per 5 acres & agricultural,
$215,000. 259-2900. 8/23-30c


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Room for rent. 2 room suite plus pri-
vate bath in quiet Macclenny subdivi-
sion, utilities included, $225/week. No
minimum lease. 386-288-6053. 8/23p
3 BR, 1 BA on .5 acre approximately
1 mile north of Sanderson. All electric
appliances, $750 security deposit, $750/
month. Please call 259-3343 weekdays
between 9:00 am-5:00 pm. 7/19tfc
Rent or rent to own. 3 BR, 2 BA house
with pool; 4 BR, 2 BA house. 718-6764.
8/23p
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-860-
4604. 3/17tfc
Beautiful house for rent or sale. 4 BR,
2 BA in nice neighborhood on 1 acre in
city of Macclenny. $139,000 or $1000/
month,to rent. Available October 1st.
Call 904-610-8749 for details. 8/23p
3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes, no pets,
garbage pickup, water & yard moving
provided, $475-$625. 912-843-8118.
7/5tfc
Georgia Bend. 2 BR, 1 BA house, $500/
month plus $300 deposit. 912-843-
2093. 8/23p
Large 3 BR, 2 BA SWMH, new carpet,
fresh paint, quiet neighborhood, avail-
able now. $600/month, 1st, last & $300
security deposit. 259-5877. 8/9tfc
5 BR, 2 BA DWMH on 2 acres near
Sanderson Pipe on Louis Rhoden Road.
$800/month, $800 deposit. 626-0595 or
259-9066 after 5:00 PM. 8/16-23p
2 BR, 2 BA SWMH, no pets, no smok-
ing, $300 deposit, $575/month. 259-
2787. 8/23p
3 BR, 1 BA brick home on nice city lot,
$950/month, $950 deposit, no pets.
Contact John at 904-228-4568.
8/16-9/6p
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home on 2 acres,
$600 deposit, $500/month. 259-2242.
8/16-23p
Rental or sale. 3 BR, 2 BA MH on acre
on corner of Mudlake Road and 1-25, no
pets, $750 monthly, $1050 deposit. 1st
month plus deposit required. 259-9066
after 5:00 PM. 8/16-23p
2 BR, 1 BA house, CH/A, no pets, locat-
ed in Georgia Bend, $300 deposit, $600/
month. 259-6101. 8/23p
3 BR, 2 BA brick home with CH/A,
fenced back yard and utility shed, no
pets, $1000/month plus deposit. 259-
6849. 8/16-23p
3 BR, 1 full BA, 2 V2 BA doublewide,
CH/A, no pets in Georgia Bend, $350
deposit, $700/month. 259-6101.8/23p
New 3 BR, 2 BA vinyl home in the city
with all electric appliances. $3000 secu-
rity deposit, $1000/month. Please call
813-1580. 8/16tfc
2 BR, 2 BA SW with porches on 5 acres,
$600/month, 1st, last & $300 deposit.
Also will sell for $99,950. 904-653-
1656. 8/23p
3 BR, 2 BA home on 1 acre. All appli-
ances including dishwasher & washer/
dryer, $950/month, 1st and last month
plus $500 deposit. 904-964-5017.8/23c
2 BR, 1 BA with bonus room, W/D
hook-up, heat & air, $450/month, $450
deposit, garbage, water, sewer & lawn
car included. 904-219-2690 or 912-
843-8165. 8/23p

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A/C, 2 BR, 2 BA, $17,000. 259-5356.
8/23p


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REDUCED!! OVER 32005F TOTAL MLS#374282
Imagine all the possibilities in this 3BR/2BA brick front
hm; over 2,864sf heated per builder's plans, 7.5 acres.
$385,000
TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUY COMMERICAL
- MLS# 368711 1421 sq ft on .59 acres, zoned
residential/commercial, great location near 1295 for
small business. $199,999
PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT MLS# 376646 Call to
own this 2BR/1BA, 1408 sq ft mobile hm on 1 acre in
Macclenny. Sold As-Is. Beautiful landscaping awaits for
a mere $80,000.
EXCITED TO SHOW MLS# 371003 3BR/2BA
immaculate condition, 4 yr old, deluxe BA, split BR &
much more. $245,900
POSSIBILITIES ABOUND MLS# 329000 in 40 acres
off of Clarence Dobbs Rd. A great investment zoned
currently 1 home site per 7.5 acres. Call office today!
$600,000
COUNTRY LIFE IS IT! MLS#354909 1 Acre lot w/DB
& SW, fenced yard, covered back porch & so much more!
Dial 772-9800 to show you today! $132,000
PERFECT FOR DEVELOPMENT MLS# 336373 we
are eager to show you the perfect spot in this corner
lot, .90 acre, vacant land in downtown Macclenny.
$125,000
BEAUTIFUL LAND MLS# 362238 Summer is a great
time to catch the savings in this 28.54 acres on paved
road frontage. Partially cleared for hm, horses & cows.
You can have more then one hm on property, zoned 1
hm per 7.5 acres. $595,000
YES, WE KNOW IT'S HOT! MLS# 378683 so is this
new listing. Call office to see this hm on 1 acre, corner
lot, 3BR/2BA, 2229 sq ft, hardwd firs, frplc, enormous
kit, granite counter tops, baker pantry, Palladian
windows and more! $278,900
SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE MLS# 380027 $15,000
below appraisal! You JUST have to see this 3BR/2BA
gorgeous landscaped back yard and screened porch.
Make new memories in Bakertoday! $175,000
A MUST SEE MLS# 353752 Beautiful newer 2005
hm on.31 acres.The inside is immaculatewith 4BR/2BA
and over 2000 sq ft. Move in ready! $225,000
FLOURISH HERE MLS# 380002 7.5 acres, private
shady lot, partially cleared w/paved road frontage.
Already split in two parcels. $125,000


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REDUCED- Ten high and dry acres zoned for horses. Located 3 miles west of
Glen St. Mary off of US 90. Good road frontage. Modular, manufactured and
conventional homes welcome Reduced to $100,000
Pool & large workshop (large enough for 3 cars, boats, etc.) with second
floor loft that can be used as a teeager's retreat. Brick 3 BR, 2.5 BA, fireplace,
screened porch, garage & 2,carports. Nice wooded 2 acre lot on Bob Bunised Rd.
near Odis yarboroqgh Rd.-$265-O0. Reduced to $235,000
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 comer 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.
15 acres approximately 3 miles west of Glen St. Mary between.
Highway 90 and Interstate 10 on Sweetgum Rd. Mobile homes or site built
homes welcome. Zoned for horses. Affordably priced at $119,000.
Good location near elementary school in Macclenny. Brand new 3
BR, 2 BA with 2 car garage. Double lavatories, garden tub and shower in master
bath. Trayed ceiling in master bedroom. Porch and utility room. Vinyl siding
with nice brick trim. 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 suite. Brick trim with vinyl siding.
Priced to sell at $170,000
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
BRAND NEW HOME 1453 SF living space, 3 BR, 2 BAwith 2 car garage. Very
attractive hardy board with brick trim, granite counter tops, ceramic tile baths,
double vanities with tub & shower in master bath, wood floors in master suite
and living room. Formal dining & living room. Very nice home for $189,000.
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JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS MLS# 388433 let's get
the paperwork started so you can be in this great hm for the
holidays. Call Watson to preview this 4BR/2BA 1,839sf home
on the Southside of Jacksonville. What are you waiting for?
$305,000
BRING ALL OFFERS MLS# 350141 Take a lookie at this
cookie! 3BR/2BA 1,551sf brick hm on nice corner lot; hrdwd
flrs/carpet, knotty pine/tongue in groove/drywall inside & a
great wood deck for enjoying barbeques and watching fireflies.
$173,300
IMMENSE PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP MLS# 359494 See
yourself living comfortable in this excellent brick home; 4BR/
2BA 2,424sf, open Ivg/dng& kitchen, 2 car garage & a finished
deck w/privacy fenced for basking in the sun on weekends!
$229,900
BLUES SKIES AHEAD MLS# 383374 Start anew in this
Adams Home on the Westside of Jacksonville; 3BR/2BA 1,783sf
plus OFC w/split BR plan & Great rm, generous lot backs to
Preserve. $199,900


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Sales Associates
Josie Davis Mark Lancaster Juanice Padgett
Andrew P. Smith Shannon Jackson


OWNER FINANCING- Investment opportunity! Restaurant building'and
land across street from courthouse. The building is currently rented to a barbe-
cue restaurant. This is a prime location (300 Fast Macclenny Avenue (US Hwy
90). Near hospital, doctor offices, city/county offices and downtown business
district. Plenty of parking on .6 acre with 129 front feet on US Hwy. 90 and
approximately 205' on Third St. Sale includes bunding, land and equipment
listed on original rental agreement.
Estate 36.54 acres with N mile frontage on river Estate sized home is 3200'SF
heated & cooled. 4 BR, 2i BA, fireplace, formal dining room, breakfast nook,
game room, office and many other amenities. Two story good quality brickcon-
struction. Screened porch, patio/cook area, screened hot tub. 55x60 concrete
bam 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 siory
stucco home on 2 acres. 2336 +/- SF with former beauty shop building. Zoned
for two homes. Large stone fireplace, ceramic tile floors, paved driveway 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.
2.08 Acres with MH Nice 3 BR, 2 BA 2144 SF MH. Huge master bath
and large organized closet space, crown moulding, stone fireplace and nice
wood blinds, kitchen with island bar and pantry Nice shaded lot with fence.
Entertainment deck with storage building, water softener system. Glen St. Mary.
Convenient to 1-10. Must see to appreciate. $179,900
BEAUTIFUL brick 3 BR, 2% BA, only three years old. 1956 SF with 2 car
garage and bonus room situated on 1 full acre. Fireplace, front & back porch,
stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Located at 3026 Burkit Lane,
Jacksonville. Priced at $359,000.
NEW LISTING Very nice 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide with 1800 SF on 1 acre..
This home is only 2 years old and inr great condition. Many upgrades such as
conventional home type doors and windows. Stone fireplace and lots of cabinet
storage space. Island kitchen, laundry with cabinets, space for freezer, paved
road frontage, storage building and detached carport. Priced at $149,900.
NEW LISTING Convenient to I-10 and shopping centers. Nice home with
wood siding and stone trim. Over 2200 SF with 3 BR, 3 BA on 1 acre. 18'x26'
game room, wood and ceramic tile floors, walk-in pantry, paved road, circular
concrete drive, garage, carport and lots of extras. Priced at $255,900.


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904.772.9800


BROOKSHIRE HOME- MLS# 388151 A great place to put your
Christmas tree up this year; call to take the steps to owning this
3BR/2BA 1,983sfWestside listing. Sit by the fire and count your
blessings today! $219,000
THANKSGIVING IS AROUND THE CORNER MLS# 387808
Take the steps to owning this great listing by FALL; call OFC to
seethe 3BR/2BA 1,352sf remodeled hm, Ivg/dng/fam rm, eat-in
kit, new doors, vanities & lights. Priced at $167,500
PRIM & PROPER! MLS# 370043 Do you have discriminating
taste? This could be your new address. Call today to see this
tastefully decorated 2-story Ashford home; 4BR/2.SBA 3,060sf,
intercom, security dual A/C units, screened patio & too many
extras to mention! The opportunity is here today! $264,900
FIND PLEASURE IN PANTHER CREEK MLS# 332105 WOW!
I'd buy this one myself if I could. Absolutely stunning listing;
4BR/3BA 2,385sf upscale hm in 27 hole Golf Comm., niches
beside gas frplc & wd firs in Great rm. See to believe! $353,700


HIGH STANDARDS? MLS# 359232 If you do have
high standards call us to see this 3BR/2BA, 2340 sq ft,
all brick new construction op 1.1 acres, Brazilian wood
firs, garden tub, brick columns in Lanai & room for pool
& animals. $279,700
BEAUTIFUL9.5 ACRES-MLS#370994 Road is paved,
zoned agricultural, horses welcomed and you are too!
Call today to make this your new home. $143,000
INVESTMENT MLS#360088, $75,000;
MLS#360062, $50,000; MLS#360031, $50,000;
MLS# 360050, $50,000 4 MB hms on 1 acre lots in
Sanderson, may be purchasing according to MLS or as a
whole, currently rented @ 2,150 monthly.
BEST DEAL IN TOWN MLS# 376772 Nice private 5
acres, partially cleared, home or MB hm, you can have
horses or cows like Old McDonald! Call us today to make
this your own. $78,500
3-CITY LOTS MLS#374272 Macclenny area.78 acre
dwellings can be put on these lots, could be rezoned for
possible duplexes. Seller is willing to give 5,000 off if all
three lots are purchased. $85,000
WEST JACKSONVILLE MLS#370043 Refine your
search with this stunning two story hm in Ashford;
4BR/2 1/2BA wonderfully decorated and upgrades
galore! Must see the Grand staircase leading to loft.
$264,900
BUILDER'S HOME MLS#385551 3BR/2.5BA on
2.Sacres in Baker. Lots of upgrades & over 2,000sf
heated, surround sound, frplc, Irg kit w/breakfast area,
Formal dng/rm. Bldr has lots of upgrades in this very
desirable area. Built in 2006 w/man-made stocked fish
pond in rear of property. $375,000
SELLERS WILL HELP WITH CLOSING COSTS MLS#
380327 too cute! 3BR/2BA 1,199sf hm is ready for
you; features a huge Great rm w/stone frplc, smooth
top range, new appliances, new cabinets, new French
doors & more. $150,000
POPULAR OLD PLANK PLANTATION MLS# 388459
See yourself eating in the spacious kitchen, cooking out
on your very own patio and enjoying the Florida sun!
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Landsales recorded in lateJuly


The following land transac-
tions were recorded in the Baker
County courthouse July 16-31.
Values are derived from docu-
mentary stamps. Many descrip-
tions are by S(ection) T(own-
ship) R(ange). If acreage or
price are not listed, none were
indicated in the documents.

Rhue, Barbara to Rhue, James A
in S29-1S-21E, $10
Wallace, Steffani to Sturgis,
Dennis in SHAVES BLUFF LOT 14,
$199,900
Taylor, Robin to Sturgis, Dennis.
in SHAVES BLUFF LOT 14, $10
Mosley, Jason to Sturgis, Dennis
in SHAVES BLUFF LOT 14,$10
Mosley, Derek to Sturgis, Dennis
in SHAVES BLUFF LOT 14, $10
Mosley, Sean to Sturgis, Dennis in
SHAVES BLUFF LOT 14, $10
Woodham, Dorothy A to
Woodham, Benny Murle Jr in 14-4S-
20E, $10
Skinner Horizontal Utilities
Service Inc to Skinner, Frances in 33-
2S-22E, $10
Hand, Douglas A to Haspel,
Cynthia Ruth in 2-3S-21E, $270,000
Barton, Clifton Jr to Raulerson,
Lyma in 29-3S-19E, $36,900
Farris, Nellie Day to Farris, Nellie
Day in 33-2S-22E, $0
Burnsed, Tracie L to Werbi,
Brian K in TOWN OF OLUSTEE
LOT 3 BK 4,$0
Dietz, Donald A to Finton, Paul in
6-3S-22E, $0
Mchaffie, Jacquelyn to Romines,
Patrick A in MACCLENNY H LOT
11 BK 5,$10
Romines, John Jr to RomineS,
Patrick A in MACCLENNY I LOT
11 BK 5,$10
Romines, Michael to Romines,
Patrick A in MACCLENNY II LOT
11 BK 5,$10
Haspel, Cynthia R to Haspel,
Gregory A in 35-2S-21E, $10
Home, Kenneth to Horme Robert
M in TURKEY CREEK RET UNIT
2 LOT 5 BK 2, $10


Mixon, Clark W to Mixon, Clark
W in 30-2S-22,$0
Bass, Michael Wade to Mckenny,
Melanie Elizabeth in 7-3S-21E, $10
Gaines, Donnie to Cherry, Nancy
J in 5-2S-21E, $282,889
Johnson, Joseph C to Klipstein,
Michelle in MACCLENNY WOODS
LOT 5 BK B, $94,793
Fox, Lucille G to Fox, Edward S
Jr in 33-2S-22E, $10
Eason, Barbara Ann to Johnson,
Robert in YARBOROUGH LOTS
3,4 5, SECTION F BK C, $5,000
Crews, Floyd L to Higginbotham,
John Iii in JERRY W THOMAS SUB
LOT 1 BK 7, $94,139
Hutto, John T to Starling, Robert
in FAMILY OAKS EST LOT 13, $0
Wood, Robert Earl to Wood,
Debra Sue in 36-2S-21E, $10
Goodman, Barbara to Creach,
Patricia D in 7-3S-21E, $10
Davis, James E Iii to Dugard
Enterprises Inc in TOWN OF GLEN
ST MARY LOT 3 BK 32,$32,000
Ray, Cyndi G to Taylor, Glenn M
in TOWN OF GLEN ST MARY BK
68, $110,000
Johns, Terry R to Home, Philip R
in CYPRESS POINTE UNIT 1 LOT
24, $175,900
Wlw Enterprises Inc to Phillips,
Steven L in LANCASTER GLEN
LOT 1, $96,000


Mahaffey, Carl W to Dowling,
Tabitha Yvonne in 6-4S-21E, $10
Mahaffey, Carl W to Mahaffey,
Carl W in 6-4A-21E, $10
Bass, Michael Wade to Mckenney,
Melanie Elizabeth in 7-3S-21E, $0
Gray, James G to Gray, James G
in TOWN OF MACCLENNY LOT 1
BK 10, $10
Roberts, Sarah A to Roberts,
Sarah A in COUNTRY CLUB EST
UNIT 2 LOT 9 BK 1, $10
Dugger, Bessie L to Dugger,
Windell J in 35-2S-20E, $10
Watson Custom Home Builders
Inc to Julseth, Marc A in HERITAGE
OAKS LOT 83, $248,304
Watson Custom Home
Builders Inc to Strickland, David
in HERITAGE OAKS LOT 28,
$175,000
Blanton, Marlene W to Burnsed,
Lonnie M in 4-1S-21E, $10
Hutto, John T to Starling, Robert
in FAMILY OAKS EST LOT 13,
$89,500
SFish, Patricia L to Hutto, John T
in FAMILY OAKS EST LOT 13, $0
Stapleton, Keith to Hutto, John T
in FAMILY OAK EST LOT 13, $10
Stapleton ,patricia J to Hutto,
John T in FAMILY OAKS EST LOT
13,$10
Kirkland, Bruce W to Sadler,
Kevin W in 17-18-3S-21E, $0


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Rayonier Inc to Turkey Creek
Farms Lie in 12-4S-20E, $1
Addison, Katherine to Crews,
Walter K in COUNTRY EST LOT
23 BK 3, $10
Roberts, Marvin to Castleberry,
Randy L in COUNTRY CLUB EST
UNIT 2 LOT 3 BK 2, $80,000
Blanchard, Charles R Jr to
Blanchard, Tanna S in 26-2S-21E,
$10
Howard, William K to Monds,
Shannon G in 26-2S-21E, $295,000
Dice, Darrell to Dice, Darlene in
35-1N-20, $0
Deats, Emma Evelyn to Norman,
Marcus G in 7=3S-22E, $128,000
Yarbrough, David M to
Yarbrough, Thomas E in 36-1S-21E,
$10
Yarborough, Thomas E to Brewin,
David T in 36-1S-21E, $173,500


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday August 23, 2007 Page 13


iSchools


Players practice setting and spiking Monday afternoon.
PHOTO BY ANDREW BARE




Experience heads to




optimism for v-ball


This should be an exciting
year for BCHS Wildcats volley-
ball. With seven seniors leading
the way, there is renewed en-
thusiasm and optimism for the
upcoming season. The veteran
experience should make a big
difference on the court.
The team is lead by seniors
Brittany Gray, Tiffany Norman,
Cassie Kennedy, Jessi Nunn,
Mary Dugger, Kallie Crummey
and Tasha Battles. In addition,
juniors Whitney Coffell, Tina
Fraze, Morgan Harvey and Sar-
ah Trawick add a year's playing
experience. Sophomores Krista
Smith and Ashley Holton round
out the team.
This team has depth in ev-
ery position, with Coach Chris
Armoreda having the luxury of
being 2-4 players deep in every
position.
"We should be very competi-
tive out on the court and match
up against top teams in the re-
gion fairly evenly," said Armore-
da. "All I can say is that, if any
team takes us very lightly, they
are in for a big surprise. Our
passing, setting and hitting have
impro\ ed ten fuld." ,
During training sessions, Ar-
moreda has focused on the fun-
damentals of passing, setting and
hitting. He's stressed the impor-
tance of providing all position
players with the quality repeti-
tions they needed. So far that has
paid off.
"I am very confident that all
the sweat and dedication over
the arduous training sessions
will yield the results we want,"
said Armoreda. "That'is bring-
ing something back that no other
Wildcats volleyball team has
done since 1996, and that is to
win a district championship. We


have the talent and personnel to
get the job done. We will be host-
ing the district tournament this
year and it would be sweet to win
it in front of our home fans."
Armoreda hopes the ath-
leticism his team possesses will
help them overpower the teams
on this year's schedule. Brittany
Gray and Tiffany Norman should
provide a potent 1,2 punch. Ash-
ley Holton and Whitney Coffell
'have improved their frontline
play, Mary Dugger, Tasha Battles
and Sara Trawick'provide depth
and power hitting.
.The tandem of Cassie Ken-
nedy and Krista Smith will be
relied on to provide the pre-
cise sets they need to dominate
the opponent. Jessi Nunn, Tina
Fraze, Morgan Harvey and Kal-
lie Crummey are the team's de-
fensive specialists.
The Lady Cats open up the
.season at Eastside Gainesville
at a pre-season tournament this
Thursday. The regular season
starts on August 28 against First
Coast High School, then on Au-
gust 30 moves to rivals Bradford
County. All varsity games start
at 6:30 pm preceded by the JV
game at 5:30.
This year's JV will be coached
by Vanessa Roberts, and includes
juniors Taylor Fraser, Heather
Roberson, Erin Midyette, Lind-
sey Thompson, Heather High
and Ashley Curry; sophmores
Kari Harris and Brittany Alford;
freshmen -Chelsea Crews, Harli
Livingston, Jordan Hand, Ashley
Stuhr and Kari Crummey round
out the team.
The JV plans in the 16-team
Middleburg Junior Varsity Vol-
leyball Tournament in a few
weeks.


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teacherfoundation
Threeformer Baker County High School
students have been named recipients of
the 2006-07 Neil and Beatrice Kirkland
Scholarship and the Norma G. Kirkland
Scholarship. The recipients are Elisa
Reagan, pictured above, Lacy Ott and
Elonda James (not pictured) and were
recognized at the school board meeting
Aug. 20. The scholarship is awarded to
graduates who have been out of school
at least three years and have made the
decision to earn their college degree.
Ms. Reagan is currently completing a
degree in elementary education through
St. Leo University. Ms. Ott is planning
to become physical education instruc-
tor,and will attend FCCJ.
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN


BCSB offers a ID

badge to retirees
The Baker County School
District is pleased to offer com-
plimentary picture identification
and activities passes to 2007
school board retirees and retir-
ees who have not previously
received an ID badge. The ac-
tivities pass may be used at all
local, non-tournament, school
activities for free admission. Re-
tiree badges from previous years
do not need to be updated and
are still valid.
Photographs of school board
retirees will be taken Wednes-
day, September 5, 2007 from
8:00-10:00 am at Baker County
High School in the front office.
Questions regarding the ac-
tivities pass may be directed to
Garlon Webb at 259-0403 or
259-0406.


Benefit car wash
A benefit car wash will be held
this Saturday, August 25 at 9;00
am at Moody's Chevron on US
90 in west Macclenny to benefit
the Baker Blitz girls' fast pitch
softball team.
All proceeds go to uniforms,
tournament fees and equipment.


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IN THE CIRCUITCOURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL
in.imT IT lr1tL FOR 'e, ER COUNTY,
FLORIDIA '
CASE NO.: 02-2006-CA-0176
THOMAS R. RHODEN and
TINA M. RHODEN, his wife
Plaintiff,
vs
PHILLIP M. WILSON II a/k/a
PHILLIP M. WILSON, TAMMY M.
WILSON a/k/a TAMMY WILSON;
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PHILLIP M. WILSON II a/k/a PHILLIP M. WIL-
SON, TAMMY M. WILSON a/k/a TAMMY WILSON
YOU ARE NOTIFIED.that a Verified Mortgage
Foreclosure Complaint has been filed against you
on the below described property:
Lot 48, River County Estates, according to
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, page 73-80
in the public records of Baker County, Florida.
TOGETHER WITH a 1990 Chad Doublewide Mo-
bile Home, ID#GAFLK05A16172CW & GAFLK-
05B16172CW.
and you are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Frank E. Maloney Jr.,
P.A. Attorney, whose address is 445 East Macclen-
ny'Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063; (904)'259-
3155, within thirty (30) days after the first publica-
tion of the notice and on or before the 13th day of
August, 2007, and to file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service on Frank E. Ma-
loney Jr., P.A., attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on
this 30th day of July, 2007,
T.A. "AL" FRASER
CLERK OF COURT
BY: Bonnie M. Palleschi
AS DEPUTY CLERK
8/2-23
NOTICE OF AGENCY ACTION,
TAKEN BY THE ST. JOHNS RIVER
WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Notice is.given that the following permit was
issued on March 28, 2006:
Forte Macaulay Development Company, Inc.,
whose mailing address is 1682 W. Hibiscus Blvd.,
Melbourne, FL 32901, permit # 40-003-98667-1.
The project is located in Baker County, Sections 30,
31, Township 2 North, Range 21 East. The permit
authorized A SURFACE WATER MANAGEMENT
SYSTEM ON 60.32 ACRES TO SERVE a single fam-
ily residential project known as Greystone subdivi-
sion. The receiving water body is the South Prong
.of the St. Mary's River.'
The file(s) containing the application for the
above listed permit is available to inspection Mon-
day through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the St. Johns River Water Man-
agement District (District) Headquarters, 4049 Reid
Street, Palatka, FL 32178-1429. A person whose
substantial Interests are affected by'the District per-
mitting decision may petition for an administrative
hearing in accordance with sections 120.569 and
120.57, Florida Statutes, or may choose to pursue
mediation as an alternative remedy under section
120.573, Florida Statutes, before the deadline for
filing a petition. Choosing mediation will not ad-
versely affect the right to a hearing if mediation
does not result in a settlement: The procedures
for pursuing mediation are set forth in section
120.573, Florida Statutes, and rules 28-106.111
and 28-106.401-.404 Florida Administrative Code.
Petitions must comply with the requirements of
Florida Administrative Code Chapter 28-106 and be
filed with (received by) the District Clerk located at
District Headquarters, Highway 100 West, Palatka,
FL 32177. Petitions for administrative hearing
on the above applications(s) must be filed within
twenty-one (21) days of publication of this notice or
within twenty-six (26) days of the District deposit-
ing notice of this intent in the mail for those persons
to whom the District mails actual notice. Failure to
file a petition within this time period shall constitute
a waiver of any rights) such persons) may have to
request an administrative determination (hearing)
under sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., concern-
ing the subject permit. Petitions that are not filed
in accordance with the above provisions are subject
to dismissal.

8/23


PUBLIC NOTICE
S. pursuant tdFIlorid 3ijlauiles i- ii/ of Mac-
clenny queststi 'reipon.nse a Requesl for Pro-
posal for group sponsored/employer paid life in-
surance. All interested insurance carriers who
have not already responded to the electronic RFP
distributed by our insurance consultant during
the month of July'are requested to respond to this
invitation by August 24, 2007. Please direct all
requests to: Wendy Owen/O&A Insurance Services
via phone or email. 904-287-0848 x10 or Wendy@
Owenservices.com.
8/23
PUBLIC NOTICE
The quarterly meeting of the Baker County Local
Mitigation Strategy Committee will take place at
10:00 am on Wednesday, September 5, 2007,
at the Baker County Administration Building, 55
North 3rd Street, Macclenny, Florida. All interested
persons are invited to attend.
8/23
HIGGINBOTHAM'S TOWING & RECOVERY
P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicles will be sold at pub-
lic auction September 7, 2007 at 10:00 am, at
Higgihbotham's Towing & Recovery, US 90 West,
Glen St. Mary, FL. 32040.
1996 Chrysler Cirrus
ID#1C3EJ56X4TN140942
8/23
REQUEST FOR BIDS
The Baker County Board of Commissioners is
requesting.bids from licensed uniform rental, ser-
vices to provide rental uniforms for Baker County
employees.
Bid specifications are available at the County Ad-
ministration Office at 55 North Third Street, Mac-
clenny, Florida.
All bids must be delivered to the County Adminis-
tration Office by 4:00 pm on September 5, 2007.
Bid packages must be sealed and clearly marked
"Uniform Rental Service". Any questions should be
addressed to Sara Little at 904-259-3613 ext. 1.
The Baker County Board of Commissioners re-.
serves the right to reject any and all bids.
8/23-30

ADVERTISEMENT
Baker County School Board
Bid No. TRN 28-005
STransportation Gasoline and Diesel Fuel
Sealed bids for the purchase of Gasoline and
Diesel Fuel meeting the required specifications will
be received by the Baker County School Board at
392 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida,
32063 in the conference room of the Administra-
tion Building on Wednesday, September 5, 2007,
until 10:00 A.M., scheduled bid opening, at which
time all bids will be publicly opened.
All bids must be sealed and marked with la-
bel provided by the Baker County School Board.
Should you wish to mail bid prior to bid opening
time, please do so to the above address, attention
Cathy B. Golon, Director of Purchasing. Late bids
will not be opened. Faxed bids will not be consid-
ered a legal bid. ,
Baker County School Board reserves the right
to reject any and all bids received.
For questions concerning specific terms and
conditions, or to request a bid- package, contact
Cathy Golon, Purchasing Department, at (904) 259-
4330.
Bid Package Requirements
1. Total bid price
2. Florida Statutes section 287.133 (3) (A)
3. Drug Free Workplace Agreement
4. Signature sheet indicating that bidder has
read and understands the terms and conditions.
8/23-30


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH'
,." JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR"
p'y'. It" BAKER CO:urlr,, FLORJIDA

GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2007-CA-0049

COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.
Plaintiff,
vs
NATHAN P. TUCKER and CRYSTAL G. TUCKER,
His wife
Defendants.


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Sum-
mary Final Judgment of Foreclosure Including
Award of Attorney's Fees and Costs dated August
14, 2007, entered in Case No. 2007-CA-0049 of
the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and
for Baker County, Florida wherein COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS, INC. is the Plaintiff and NATHAN
P. TUCKER AND CRYSTAL G. TUCKER, his wife;
RIDGE ESTATES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC., a Florida corporation, JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE is/are Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash, at in front of the
Baker County Courthouse, 339 East Macclenny Av-
enue in the City of Macclenny, Florida, at 11:00 am
on Tuesday, the 18th day of September, 2007, the
following described property, as set forth in said
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure'lncluding
Award of Attorney's Fees and Costs, to wit:
Lot 3A, RIDGE ESTATES, according to the
Plat thereof as recorded in Plat book 3,
Page 14, of the Public Records of Baker
County, Florida.
Together with a 2005 Fleetwood Celebra-
tion Mobile Home, Model 0524C, Serial
#76707 and VIN #s GAFL575A767875C21
and GAFL575B767875C21. Said manu-
factured home is an Improvement to the
land and an immovable fixture.
DATED this 16th day of August, 2007.
SAl Fraser, Clerk
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk
Gregg S. Ahrens, Esquire
Adorno & Yoss LLP
2525 Ponce De Leon Boulevard
Suite 400
Miami, Florida 33134
Telephone: (305) 460-1100

Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable
accommodations to participate in this proceeding
should contact 352-374-3639 (voice and TDD) or
via Florida Relay Service at 800-955-8771.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE
SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
8/23-30


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Love. Mama, Daddy, Nana I.inda .
Papa Larry & Nana Tina and Papa


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICiAL
CIRCUiT 1 liArD FOR
i BAR ER COUNT, FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 02-2007-CA-0116

IN RE: GENE HARVEY, AS
TAX COLLECTOR OF
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
/
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Delinquent Taxpayer Receiving this Notice


YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for
Validation of Tax Warrants issued for unpaid 2004,
Baker County Personal Property Taxes has been
filed by Gene Harvey, Baker County Tax Collector,
in which you are named as a party for nbnpay-
ment of 2005 Personal Property Taxes.as assessed
against you. Upon ratification and confirmation of
the petition by the Court, the Tax Collector shall be
authorized to issue a tax warrant against you, and
levy upon, seize and sell so much of your personal
property as necessary to satisfy the delinquent
taxes, plus costs, interest, attorney's fees and
other charges.
YOU WILL BE DISMISSED AS A PARTY TO
THIS ACTION WITHOUT ANY COURT APPEAR-
ANCE BY YOU IF YOU PAY SAID DELINQUENT
TAXES OWED BY YOU AND COSTS TO THE TAX
COLLECTOR AT: 32 NORTH 5TH STREET, MAC-
CLENNY, FLORIDA 32063, PRIOR TO THE FINAL
HEARING SCHEDULED IN THIS MATTER.
You are notified that a Final Hearing will be
held in this matter on the 27th day of Septem'ber,
2007, at the Baker County Courthouse in Mac-
clenny, Baker County, Florida at 2:15 pm before
the Honorable Mark W. Moseley, Circuit Judge, at
which time you or your attorney may present your
objections, if any, to issuance of the Tax Warrant
against you. The amount of the assessment or
amount of taxes levied have been paid or not.
A copy of this Petition filed herein may be ob-
tained at the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court
in Macclenny, Baker County, Florida, upon request.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on
the 15th day of August, 2007.
LIST OF DEFENDANTS
1. Fibersteam Carpet Cleaning
05-5001805
% Doug Law
6166 Adams St.
Macclenny, Florida 32063
2. Preferred Capital Inc.
05-5005480
6860 W. Snowville Rd.
Suite 110, Attn: Tax Dept.
Brecksville, OH 44141-3214
3. Hi-Tech Automotive
05-5002585
480 W. Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, Florida 32063
4. Bridget Farmer Addington
05-5006717
11542 Cowpen Rd.
Sanderson, FL32087
5. Montgomery Adventures, Inc.
05-5003588
P.O. Box'217
Micanopy, FL 32667
6. Coleman & Sons Plumbing Inc.
05-5006727
7467 W. Smooth Ave,
Glen St. Mary, FL 32040
7. Norris Woodworks, Inc,
05-5003670
10499 Mudlake Rd.
Glen St. Mary, FL 32040
8. James J. Rowe
05-5004363
P.O. Box 522
Macclenny, FL 32063
9. Stig Ritchie
05-5004695
P.O. Box 341
Sanderson, FL 32087
AL FRASER
As CLERK OF COURT
BY: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk
8/23-9/13


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speech winner
Rising senior and current Future Farm-
ers of America president Austin Gibson
presents his winning speech to a crowd
of approximately 200 at the Baker
County Farm Bureau chapter's annual
meeting held at the ag center Aug. 20.
Mr. Gibson was the district winner dur-
ing the speech competition held earlier
in the day at the ag center and received
a check for $125 presented by local
Farm Bureau president Darryl Regis-
ter. This year's speech topic: "How will
the global market affect agriculture in
the next five years?" Mr. Gibson gave
credit to his FFA teachers whom he
says "deserve more recognition for the
job they do."
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN








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forIrisFBarton, 37
Iris Felicity Barton, 37, died
Saturday, August 18, 2007. She
was born in Macclenny August
21, 1969 to
Julian Hill
and Syl-
via Charles
Hill. Mrs. M
Barton was
a life long
resident
of Mac-
clenny and
graduated
from Baker
County
HighSchool Ms. Barton
with the
Class of 1987. She was a dedi-
cated homemaker and devoted
mother who loved her family
dearly. She enjoyed scrapbook-
ing, camping and the great out-
doors.
Surviving family members
include her husband of 13 years
Donald Ray Barton; children
Kimberly Burnsed (Damien) of
Glen St. Mary; Heather Brown,
Donald Ray Barton II, Foster
Brown and Desirea Barton, all
of Macclenny; brother Conrad
Hill (Kari) of Macclenny and
sister Angle Martin (Shaun) of
Macclenny.
The funeral service will be
held Wednesday, August 22 at
10:00 am at Ferreira Funeral
Services chapel with Pastor Jim
Cox officiating. Interment will
follow at Manntown Cemetery.


Jacquelyn Haas, 61,
dies August 18th
Jacquelyn Haas, 61, of Mac-
clenny died August 18, 2007.
She was married to the late
Bruce Haas and born to the late
William & Jessie Mathis. Jac-
quelyn was a homemaker and a
retired building contractor/own-
er.
She is survived by her loving
daughter and son-in-law Peter
and Gwendolyn Margretta of
Macclenny; grandchildren Mat-
thew Margretta (Denise), Jesse
Margretta (Margaret); great-
grandchildren Kaine, Kathryn,
and Lorna Margretta; brother
Carl Mathis of Conyers, GA;
mother-in-law Harriet Mott, fa-
ther-in-law Brooks Haas; sister-
in-law Elizabeth Haas; brother-
in-law Robert Haas and nieces
and nephews.
The funeral Mass will be on
Monday August 27 at 10:00 am
at St. Mary's Catholic Church
in Macclenny with Father Jose
Maniyangat as celebrant. Con-
tributions may be made in her
memory to Community Hos-
pice (Acosta-Rua) or St. Mary's
Catholic Church.

Gospel sing Sunday
The Keffers of Nashville, GA
will be at the First Assembly of
God, 206 N. 5th.Street on Sun-
day, August 26, 2007 at 10:15
am.
Pastor Hale invites everyone
to attend. For more information,
call the church office at 259-
6931.


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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


JohnJ. Suppa, 52,

dies August 14th
John Joseph Suppa, 52, died
Tuesday, August 14, 2007. He was
born in Roosevelt, NY on De-
cember 22, 1954 to Joseph Suppa
and Marjorie Mullins Suppa. Mr.
Suppa moved to Glen St. Mary in
1988 from Ocala. He served in the
United States Army as a SPC4 in
the 82nd Airborne. He was a self-
employed construction contractor
and retired in 2003. He enjoyed
researching and collecting histori-
cal artifacts and loved watching
Gator football.
Mr. Suppa is survived by his
parents; children Sandy George
(Cameron), Angela Callahan
(Troy) and Michael Suppa; broth-
ers Frank Suppa (Penny) and Joey
Suppa; sister Laura Kay (Bill); and
four grandchildren Reagan and
Alec George, Ben Callahan and
Alaina Suppa.
The memorial service was held
at the Ferreira Funeral Services
administration building Saturday,
August 18.

Grateful hearts
The family of James (Jim-
bo) Harris with grateful hearts
would like to extend its thanks
for the many calls, many cards
of encouragement, the visits,
food and especially the time of
prayers lifted to the Lord on our
behalf.
BARBARA & TERRY NORMAN & FAMILY
CAROL & ROY MALEY & FAMILY
.WANDA & GEORGE PRESCOTT & FAMILY

Community thanks
We say thank you to Sher-
iff Joey Dobson, Tim Sweat,
Nita Crawford and Julie Combs
for helping to make our yearly
back-to-school party a great and
enjoyable day for the kids.
THE OLUSTEE COMMUNITY


Sanderson
Congregational
Holiness Church
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
SPastor: Oral E. Lyons r


Pastor Mitch Rhoden
28 W. Macclenny Ave.,
Located on Railroad Rd. in
Midtowne Center behind WJXR
259-1199 or 305-2131


In Loving Memory
of
Bobby Balkcom
1/10/70-8/14/06
Dear Bobby:
A year ago we watched you slip
away. We miss you so much.
Bubba, you were my best friend,
oh how I miss talking to you so
many times a day, hugging you,
you making us laugh all the
time. The kids talk about you all
the time. They have learned to
adjust and to cope. I know you
are so proud of me. I moved out
of Baker County. I'm strong,
working again and raising my
children like you wanted me to
do. Bubba, the tears won't stop.
As time goes on I get stronger
-for several months I was not.
Keep sending me your strength.
You were beside us then and I
know you are now. Somewhere
between heaven and earth, I
willfind you again. Our dreams
were broken and our hearts
torn when you took your last
breath.
I LOVE YOU, YOUR SIS
KAREN BALKCOM CARTER

Sincere thanks
The family of Robert "Will"
Alexander would like to offer its
heartfelt thanks to the many peo-
ple who so graciously helped us
during our recent loss of Will.
To all our family and friends
who offered prayers, sent flow-
ers, food and words of encour-
agement, we are deeply grate-
ful.
Our friends at St. Mary's
Catholic Church and Raiford
Road Church are truly awe-
some. A special thanks to Todd
Ferreira, the Baker County sher-
iff's department, Baker County
rescue, Chief Richard Dolan and
Father Jose Maniyangat.
Please continue to pray for
us. God bless you all.
CURT & CAROL THARPE,
ISRAEL BROOKE ALEXANDER,
RICHIE, RICKIE & TOREY THARPE


NOW ENROLLING
Kindergarten-12th Grade
McKay Scholarships for
E.S.E. & I.E.P. Students
"Home of the Eagles"
Isaiah 40:31


Family thankful
The family of Maya Leigh'
Thompson wants to thank all
who demonstrated their sympa-
thy and condolences to us when
she flew into the arms of the an-
gels.
Maya was our "Pea Pie" who
always had a smile for everyone
and caused everyone to smile.
We serve an awesome God
who tells us this life is tempo-
rary and Maya's earthly life was
very short. But, this same God
also tells us we will be reunited
in Heaven for eternity; never to
be separated again. "
As you resume your busy
lives with school starting this
week and the hectic pace picks
up again; just remember to get
down on your knees and thank
your Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ for your children. They
are on loan to you and God ex-
pects you to bring them up in
the way they should go. That's
an awesome responsibility!
Devin & Reina would also
like to publicly thank Rev. Mark
and Kelly Woods, Rev. (Papa)
Carl Taylor, pallbearers Chaz
and Eric Yonn, Taylor Church,
Guerry Funeral Home, Baker
Co. Sheriff's Office, everyone
for financial support, prayers,
flowers, love, phone calls of
concern, etc.
Our wounds are deep but
"love conquers all"! Thank you.
DEVIN, REINA, EMILEE,
DRAKE & COOPER THOMPSON


St. Peters Anglican Fellowship
Minnesota Ave. Macclenny, Fla.
259-6256
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am


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Sund.o Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
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Videll II'. :illinms -Pastor /
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Methodist Church
121 North t 259-4461
Mlacclenny, FL
Pastor Tim Clheshire
Sunday School 9.45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 prr
Wednesday Prayer Service 7 00 pm





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say unto tnee, except a man be
born ol water and of the Spirit,
he cannot enter into the king-
dom oi God." John 3 5


MACCLENNY
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship. 10:30 am 11:00 am
Worship Services
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First Baptist Church
of Sanderson
CR 229 S., Sanderson FL.
Sunday School ....... 10:00 am
Sun. Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship .6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study 7:00 pm
AWANA Wed. Night.. 7:00 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas
http://www.fbcofsanderson.org


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93 N. 5th St., Macclenny ~ 259-3551
Sunday School: 10:00 am
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am
Sunday Youth: 6:00 pm
Bring your BIBLE
and worship with us!
Tom Pope, Pastor ,


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


Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us
Glen Friendship Tabernacle
Clinton Ave. Glen St. Mary
WJXR Radio Service Sunday.... 8:30 am
Morning Worship Service.... 10:30 am
Children's Church ............ 11:30 am
Evangelistic ................. .6:00 pm
Bible Study (Wed.)............. 7:30 pm
Rev. Albert Starling Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521.




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
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Senior Pastor
David Thomas
259-4940'


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Independent Pentecostal Church
Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny


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

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


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SSunday School 10:00 am
Preaching Service 11:00 am,

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Wednesday Service 7:00 pm


523 North Boulevard W.
Four blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclenny
Paslor lDonnie E. Williamnis * 25-152


One Family Serving Another
V Todd, Amber, Emma & Ellie Ferreira

250 North Lowder St., Macclenny 259-5700


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS. Thursday August 23, 2007 Page 15


:ocial


Genealogy pro

at seminar set

September 29
The Amelia Island Genealogi-
cal Society, in partnership with
the Nassau County public library
system, presents a genealogi-
cal seminar featuring nationally
recognized genealogist George
G. Morgan on Saturday, Septem-
ber 29th, 9:00 am 4:00 pm at
the LDS Church meeting room,
2800 S. 14th Street, in Fernan-
dina Beach, FL.
Seminar topics include: gene-
alogy orienteering: using maps to
find the right place; researching
US land records; genealogist as
CSI (crime scene investigator);
planning a successful genealogy
research trip.
Cost of seminar is $30. Mail
your name, address, phone/email,
and check to AIGS Seminar, PO
Box 6005, Femandina Beach, FL
32035. For further .information
call (904) 321-3460 or check the
AIGS website at www.aigensoc.
org.


Jesse Jay Christian Rehill (Thigpen)

Completes basic
Baker County. High School
senior PVE-2 Jesse Jay Chris-
tian Rehill (Thigpen) completed
basic training at Ft. Jackson,
SC. He will finish his last year
of high school and after gradua-
tion in 2008, he will be stationed
at Ft. Jackson for his advanced
individual training, and then go
on to paratrooper school.
Jesse is the son of Donald and
Wanda Thigpen of Macclenny.


Mattie Lee Givens

Celebrates 75 years
Mrs. Mattie Lee Givens cel-
ebrated her 75th birthday with
family and friends Saturday,
August 18 at the Central Center
in Sanderson.
Mrs. Givens was married to
the late Elijah "Slick" Givens
and has nine children, 18 grand-
children and 21 great-grandchil-
dren.

Baker Co. 4-H

needs volunteers
The Baker County 4-H pro-
gram is looking for some vol-
unteers for the coming year.
They are opportunities to meet
every volunteer interest and
schedule. Some key positions
that are needed are Marketing
and Recruiting Volunteer, Fund
Raising Volunteer Chairperson,
club leaders and project leaders,
Sas well as short term occasional
volunteers.
If you are interested in any of
these 4-H opportunities or would
like to discuss them, please call
Renee' Gore at the Extension
Office at 904-259-3520 or e-
mail Renee' atijrgore@ufl.edu or
stop by the Extension Office in
the Ag Center at 1025 W. Mac-
clenny Avenue.

Adveri singD i

Monda


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
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM
259-6977
Dr. Randy Williams, Senior Pastor
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor


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Press Staff


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If you are looking for the ulti-
mate end of summer action thrill
ride, look no farther than The
Bourne Ultimatum. It is a fast-
paced, edge-of-your-seat thriller
that rivals Live Free or Die Hard
in its excitement.
Like Die Hard, it is the third
in a series. The previous movie
treatments of Robert Ludlum's
novels about CIA assassin Ja-
son Bourne have been hugely
successful. The Bourne Identity
and The Bourne Supremacy were
blockbusters, and the latest edi-
tion is probably the most excit-
ing of the three.
The series follows Bourne
(Matt Damon), who has lost his
memory. For some reason, the
super-secret agency for which
Bourne committed his dirty
deeds wants him dead and he is
on the run.
That "for some reason" is what
makes the series work and is also
a drawback. Ludlum's books and
movies are essentially paranoid.
"Someone" is always out to get
the main character and we don't
always know who that someone
is or what they will do next. We
follow along with the hero and
are aware that people aren't al-
ways what they seem.
In the first movie, Jason is
fished out of the sea with a cou-
ple of bullets in his back. He has
completely lost his memory and
is trying to discover his identity.
The CIA is also trying to find
him to kill him.
In the second film, Jason is
framed for the murder of two
CIA agents. This puts him back
"in play" and he is again targeted
for elimination.
This film picks up right where'
The Bourne Supremacy left off,
with Jason Bourne limping out
of Moscow. The CIA gets a hit
on his passport and dispatches
assassins to kill him.
This time around, he refuses
to run and instead decides to dis-
*cover who in the CIA wants him
dead. He begins to backtrack in
an attempt to find his true iden-

Hodges reunion
The families of Katie and
Russell Hodges will gather for
a family reunion September 2
at 2:00 PM at 2269 S. CR 229,
Glen St. Mary.
Please bring a covered dish,
(the meat will be provided) your
musical instruments and swim-
ming attire.
For additional information or
questions, call Elaine Hodges at
445-8923 or Debbie Hodges at
275-2547.


I mentioned earlier that not
knowing what was going on and
who was after him was partially a
downfall. At no point is the view-
er really given the information on
why the CIA wants Bourne dead.
We know it's important to them,
but not exactly why it's so vital.
We piece together that they've
been doing a lot of really shady
things that are illegal and uncon-
stitutional but aren't told a very
much by the script.
Damon's career has been made
by these films. In much the same
way as Bruce Willis is associated
with his Die Hard character John
McClean, Damon will always be
Jason Bourne. He shoulders that


responsibility nicely and epito-
mizes the character.
One quick mention. There is a
lot of violence in this one, but it
is not a gory movie. The violence
is quick and clinical, like an as-
sassin's bullet. Somehow, that's
appropriate for these films.
The Bourne Ultimatum is rat-
ed R. I give it 3 out of 4 stars.

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


tity.
We discover that there are
two factions in the CIA. One, led
by Pamela Landy (Joan Allen)
thinks Boure is a pawn who is
just trying to stay alive and wants
to leave him alone.
The other, led by Deputy Di-
rector Noah Vosen (David Strai-
haim) and Director Ezra Kramer
(Scott Glenn), is trying to cover
up the existence of this special
branch of the CIA and desper-
ately wants Bourne dead.
We discover this information
in the first ten minutes and from
then on it becomes a hold onto
your seat roller coaster ride. Ev-
erywhere Bourne turns people
are trying to kill him.
He enlists the help of CIA ana-
lyst Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles),
who had a small part in the previ-
ous movies and becomes crucial
to his survival this time around.
The trail leads through Berlin,
North Africa, Italy and ultimate-
ly to New York.
Director Paul Greenglass did
a nice job shooting on location,
so viewers get a very authentic
feel to the movie. This is particu-
larly the case in the scenes that
take place in the claustrophobic
narrow streets of Tangiers when
Bourne and Nicky are on the run
from a CIA assassin.
The films very fast-paced,
at some times almost too much
so. one hand-to-hand combat is
so quickly edited that it is almost
impossible to follow what is go-
ing on. It certainly puts us in the
middle of the fight.
Greenglass also chooses to
use cinema-verite camera shots
with a bouncing camera running
along with Bourne. The camera
goes in and out of focus or out of
frame and back again to put the
view right in the action.
It works for the film but can
be distracting at the same time.
The acting is good, as usual
for this series, but it is the action
that drives the film. Don't look
for a lot of long speeches or soul-
searching from these characters.
That's a drawback. We know
Bourne desperately wants to
know about his past, but he's not
going to tell us a lot about what's
happening inside his head.


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AuGUST 26-29

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