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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Creation Date: November 22, 2007
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Some keys to
BY BOB GERARD
Sports Editor
If, like most of Baker County, you plan to be in
Memorial Stadium this Friday night for the clash
between the Wildcats and the St. Augustine Yellow
Jackets, here are some of Bob's keys to the game.
V Offensive line vs defensive line: The Wildcats
have the most dominating offense in the area. The
Yellow Jackets have the stingiest defense. The two
lines had better gird their loins for trench warfare.


Friday's game
If you really want a show, skip watching the what's
happening in the backfield and concentrate instead
on the line play of both teams. You'll get more than
your money's worth. They'll be a lot of players in
the whirlpool baths on Saturday getting physical
therapy. Trust me, this is where the game will be
won or lost.
V"Pooh" Bear and the Buzzing Bees: This isn't
an A.A. Milne story, though it could be. Thousand-
yard rusher Lucious "Pooh" (See page 9)


Rallying around the coach: the Wildcats in a well-earned group cheer after win over Clay (Coach Johns is right center).
Rallying around the coach. the Wildcats in a well-earned group cheer after win over Clay (Coach Johns is right center).


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


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78th Year, Vol. 30 Thursday, November 22, 2007 Macclenny, Florida 500


County commits $400,000

to new senior center fi grant

ofequal amount is obtained


BY ANDREW BARE
Press staff
The Baker County Commis-
sion took the first step Monday
toward acquiring funding for a
new senior center to replace the
old Council on Aging building
in downtown Macclenny.
County manager Joe Cone
got the go-ahead by a unani-
mous commission vote to ap-
ply for $400,000 from the
Florida Department of Elder
Affairs (commissioners Mark
Hartley and Julie Combs were
absent). As part of the applica-
tion, the county will have to
provide $400,000 in matching
funds. Also, the county would
be obligated to give the Coun-
cil on Aging two acres of land
north of Macclenny for the
center.
The land is located on the
site of Baker County's future
sheriff's complex. Mr. Cone
said the county would retain
ownership of the building, but
sign a contract with the Coun-
cil on Aging.
In other business handled
Monday during the regular
meeting, the commission unan-
imously voted to give planning
director Ed Preston the okay
to spend more than $22,000
on a consultant to help with a
review of the county's compre-
hensive plan.
Mr. Preston is deeply in-
volved with the review, which
the state decrees must be com-
pleted every seven years. In
Mr. Preston's words, the evalu-
ation appraisal report, or EAR,
is essentially- a "report card"
for the county's comprehensive
land plan. During. the EAR,
the county's planning staff is
expected to ask itself several
tough questions and evaluate
how well the plan is handling
zoning and growth issues.
The planning director said
he needed the help of plan-
ning consultant Amanda Smith
to answer five of the 12 to 15
questions. Ms. Smith submit-,
ted a bid saying she would
do the work with 380 billable
hours at a total cost of $22,800.
The county's first appraisal
must be submitted to the state
by January.
"The time has passed for us
to do this and we're up against
the wall," Mr. Preston said.
"All 50 of my 40 hours a week
are occupied right now."
But while Commissioner
Alex Robinson seconded a mo-
tion to spend the money (which


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Mr. Preston said was already
included in his 2007-2008 bud-
get), he did so reluctantly. Mr.
Robinson said both during and
after the meeting that the coun-
ty had issues with Ms. Smith in
the past; according to Mr. Rob-
inson, Ms. Smith had worked
on the county's comprehensive
plan in the past, and frequently
was late in her work.
He approved Ms. Smith in
large part because the county
received only two bids, and
the other was for more than
$67,000.
"You couldn't very well vote
for a $67,000 guy," Mr. Robin-
son said after the meeting.
The commission also
agreed to a $26,808, one-year
contract with Trane to main-
tain the air conditioning at the
Baker County courthouse. The
board chose the contract over a
cheaper option because Trane
offered to include all mainte-
nance and repairs at no extra
cost.
The contract replaces an
agreement with W.W. Gay that
included both the courthouse
and the health department, and
will save the county approxi-
mately $10,000.
The board agreed to pay
A&R Construction $42,000
to supervise grant-funded im-
provements to a house in Glen
St. Mary belonging to Barbara
Taylor. It was the third time the
county had asked for bids for
the effort.
A&R was not the lowest
bidder. That designation be-
longed to Brent Whitney, who
came in with a bid of $38,400,
$3,600 less than the one ac-
cepted Monday. However, Mr.
Cone recommended 'A&R be-
cause of problems the county
was having with Mr. Whitney
in the rehabilitation effort of
another home.
The board also approved a
re-zoning request from Mac-
clenny residents Richard and
Gena Davis. The two had
asked that their 6.6 acres on
Tim Crews Rd. be re-zoned
to allow them to place another
home on a portion of the land.
The Local Planning Agency
had approved the request with-
out objection October 25, and
the county commission heard
no criticism Monday.
Perhaps the most notable
item on the agenda was de-
ferred until the next commis-
sion meeting December 17.
The board was set to consider
the Drees Homes Subdivision,
a 121-acre development south-
west of Glen St. Mary that the
LPA approved October 25.
Drees Homes has' been in
discussion with the county
since May. Early concerns
over drainage have largely
been worked out with the
town of Glen and the nearby
Glenwood subdivision.
The 121 acres would have
to be re-zoned to allow homes
on half-acre lots. It is currently
zoned agricultural with homes
on 7.5 acre lots.


An abuse case from hell'



was under everyone nose


S he article in last week's
newspaper about the exten-
sive physical abuse of a 7-
year-old Macclenny boy at the hands
of two female housemates was dis-
turbing enough.
Drugged
and ravaged'by By
bruises, burns im
and possible Jm
damage to in- McGauley
eternal organs Press Staff
from beatings
and kicking by Sean
the two women who should have been
looking out for his welfare, young Sean Gibson
was found late on November 8 wandering near the
Westgate Resorts in Kissimmee, Fla.
He weighed 37 pounds
and was begging for food.
When sheriff's investiga-
tors in Baker County found
out more about what actu-
ally had been going on in
that trailer at Trailridge east
of Macclenny since early
this year, they realized it was
more, much more, than a bad
case of abuse that had been
going on under everyone's .
nose.
It was a case from hell. Jamie Martin an
They learned that his
young and tortured life nearly ended this month.
They learned how he was born in California in
2000 to parents addicted to methamphetamines.
They learned how Suzette Stevenson, 45, one of
two women in jail this week charged with aggra-
vated child abuse, got custody of baby Sean outside
the court system. They learned how she bought a
fake birth certificate in San Bernadino County so
she could enroll him in school.
They learned how Ms. Stevenson hooked up
with Jamie Martin, 26, of Macclenny through an
Internet chat room, and how she brought Sean
cross-country to live with her new found "life,


companion."
cMs. Martin is in jail under $75,000
bond; Ms. Stevenson's bond was set
at double that because she was on
probation on a Jacksonville shoplift-
ing case.
Investigator Steve Harvey of the
sheriff's department knew both of
the women. He arrested them in July
of this year for scamming Vystar
Credit Union out of $10,000 by writ-
ing checks on a closed California ac-
count.
Both unemployed women, one in
the Baker County jail, the other con-
fined in Columbia County, are blam-
i ing each dther for Sean's condition.
b Ms. Stevenson said the abuse came
Gibson at the hands of her co-defendant after
the fraud arrest. Ms. Martin says it began when her
companion and the boy moved to Baker County.
Investigator Harvey said during an interview
this week he and others looking into the case didn't
grasp the seriousness of the abuse until they start-
ing hearing from Osceola
County detectives and doc-
S ^ tors at Celebration Hospital
where Sean was taken after
employees of Westgate Re-
sorts found him wandering
in a parking lot late that eve-
ning.
., "'One of the 'doctors ini-
tially said his condition was
critical and he wasn't sure if
the boy would survive," said
d Suzette Stevenson the investigator. "Sean told
them he'd been injured in a
bike accident, and he didn't spill the beans until
they told him his 'caretakers' had been arrested
here."
Ms. Stevenson and Ms. Martin must have known
then that they were headed for trouble.
They left Sean in their car drugged on adult-
dose sleeping pills that afternoon, and made $100
each sitting through sales presentations for resort
condos.
The boy awakened and, in a drugged and dazed
condition, wandered off to be found shortly after-
ward by Hilda Barrios, a Westgate employee. A re-
sort security guard (See page 2)


BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
Look, up in the tree. It's a plane, it's a bird, it's
... well, no one knows for sure exactly what it is.
A sighting three weeks ago of what appeared
to be a large,
orange colored '\ \ i
monkey in a ,
tree just north
of Glen St.
Mary still has
Baker County
residents and
many oth-
ers scratching
their heads
and speculat-
ing as to what
the creature
actually could .. :
be.
Suggestions
have run the
gamut from Mark Lyons observes trap
an orangutan
to a spider monkey to the more colorful imagin-
ings of a baby skunk ape (Bigfoot) and the Taylor
Wild Man, a feral human who has been reported
through the years to be seen in the woods near the
Taylor Church cemetery.


Even the sinister El Chupacabra, a mythical
nocturnal creature with a fondness for sucking the
blood of goats, has been suggested.
Local media coverage of the initial sighting
was picked up by Jacksonville television stations
and has since
been reported
"by news out-
Comisine, Mk:Gifi.sadlets world-
.wide.
The story
*has provided
great fodder
for web sites
_10-and is now
appearing on
The Bigfoot
..Forums, re-
ported as the
web's most
popular one-
S stop shop for
sasquatch
FWC in north Glen St. Mary. talk.
PHTo BY KELLEY LANNIGAN C o u n t y
Commissioner Mike Griffis said that he under-
stands the story has been reported by Yahoo
News, Fox News and even the British Broadcast-

(See page 12)


DUI arrest


fromwreck


in May,'06
A Macclenny man involved-
in a head-on collision that left
a Cuyler woman with life-scar-
ring injuries was arrested and
charged November 14 with
DUI resulting in a serious
bodily injury. The arrest came
a year and a half after the near-
fatal crash.
An official in the clerk of
courts office said Jack A. Bak-
er III, 21, voluntarily turned
himself in. State Attorney Bill
Cervone confirmed in a No-
vember 16 telephone interview
that the state would go forward
with the charges against Mr.
Baker, but did not elaborate on
the details.
Julie Michaud, 40, suffered
life-threatening injuries in
the crash that occurred early
on May 21, 2006 on SR-125
north of Glen St. Mary. Ms.
Michaud, who is dealing with
more than $700,000 in medical
bills, first came to The Press in
August with her story. At that
time, the state attorney's office
had yet to press charges and
had told Ms. Michaud that it
was unlikely it would.
According to.an accident re-
port filed by Florida Highway
Patrol trooper Charles Lee,
Mr. Baker had a blood alcohol
level of .066, just below the le-
gal limit. However, due to the
severity of Ms. Michaud's in-
juries, rescue workers were fo-
cused on treating her and Mr.
Baker's blood was not tested
until three hours after the ac-
cident. Trooper Lee said in his
report that Mr. Baker smelled
strongly of alcohol and had
bloodshot eyes at the scene. He
believed DUI charges should
be filed against Mr. Baker. Ms.
Michaud and her attorney, Ted
Pina, argued that should have
been enough for an arrest.

(See page 2)

'Guest house'

LPA option

BY ANDREW BARE
Press staff
Fear of setting a precedent
prevented the Land Planning
Agency from allowing a Glen
St. Mary woman to build a
small house on her land for her
parents displaced by a hurri-
cane.
Rhonda Hebert lives with
her husband Kevin on 10 acres
of land near King Ruise Rd. in
the West Glen Estates subdivi-
sion. The Heberts asked for a
special exception at the LPA
meeting November 16 so they
could build a 922 square foot
home for Ms. Hebert's parents,
who were displaced from the
Gulf Coast in 2005 by Rita. Ed
Preston, the county's planning
director, had recommended the
LPA vote against the exception,
as King Ruise Rd. is unpaved.
(See page 2)




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Mr. Preston said he. was afraid
approving tlie reqjdest would set
a precedent that could ultimate-
ly result in a doubling of homes
along the road.
But instead of explicitly re-
jecting the Heberts' request, the
board instead persuaded the two
to accept a deferral until the next
meeting. The. LPA asked the He-
berts to modify their proposal by
turning the house into a "guest
home."
Per county regulations, a
guest home can be no larger


than 750 feet, cannot operate
on a separate electrical system
from the main home and cannot
have a kitchen. The board said-
it would be willing to grant an
exception to allow the Heberts'
guest home to use a separate
electrical, system if the family
agreed to the smaller size.
The Heberts agreed to pitch
the proposal to the parents and
come back before the LPA De-
cember 20.
In other business during its
regular session last week, the
LPA said it had no jurisdiction to
rule on a draining dispute when


DUI arrest in '06 crash


(From page 1)
Ms. Michaud has filed a civil
suit against Mr. Baker, and the
case is scheduled for a hear-
ing next spring. At the time of
the August story, Mr. Pina said
damages for most cases of this
sort normally reach into "the
seven figures."
Ms. Michaud and Mr. Pina al-
leged that Mr. Baker, who was
20 at the time of the accident
and thus unable to legally drink
at all, was drinking at a birthday
birthday for Mitch Canaday at
the north Baker County resi-
dence of Dale Harvey. However,
while Mr. Pina obtained a dozen
affidavits from party-goers, they
all denied seeing Mr. Baker with
alcohol.
Until last week, the sole


charge against Mr. Baker was
for veering his southbound
pickup truck into the path of Ms.
Michaud's northbound van.
Ms. Michaud said in Septem-
ber that she believed Mr. Baker
was being protected for politi-
cal reasons. Mr. Baker's father,
Jack Baker Jr., is manager of
the local Florida Farm Bureau
insurance office and chairs the
county's Land Planning Agency.
His step-grandfather is assistant
state attorney Mel Bessinger,
who distanced himself from the
case shortly after the accident.
Spencer Mann, a spokesman
for the state attorney's office in
Gainesville, said in September
that the state had received new
information from Ms. Michaud
that had caused it to keep the
case open.


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it recommended the county
commission approve a request
from two Macclenny residents
S"to carve out a tamii\ ,loton their
5.5 acres off Woodlawn Rd.
Randall and Judy Rhoden
said they sought re-zoning to al-
low them to carve out a family
lot in the future for their daugh-
ter. But some nearby residents,
including Donald Yonn, said the
division would exacerbate a cur-
rent drainage problem.
Mr. Yonn accused the Rho-
dens of filling in a drainage ditch
that the county had placed on his
property. The Rhodens denied
the charges, but the LPA said the
discussion was irrelevant. By
statute, the board is obligated
to make decisions based on its
interpretation of the county's
comprehensive plan.
The board referred Mr. Yonn
and the other residents to their
county commissioner. Mr. Pres-
ton said he would work to try
and find a solution to the drain-
age issue, as a heavy rain often
renders parts of nearby roads
impassable.
And the board unanimously
granted a request from Robert
and Melissa Mayhall of Orange
Park to re-zone a 5.4 acre tract
in Sanderson. There was no
public objection to the, change,
which will allow the Mayhalls
to divide the land into two 2.6
-acre tracts and build houses on
both pieces.
The land is just north of the
intersection of CR-250 and CR-
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(From page 1)
called police.
An officer was stationed near
their aA \\hen trhlie.\ returned and
told the women where Sean had
been taken and that authori-
ties wanted to talk to them.
According to Investigator
Harvey, they asked directions to
Celebration Hospital, blaming
the obvious abuse on the boy's
father then promptly returned
to Macclenny where they were
arrested following a tip from
Osceola authorities tracing ve-
hicle registration.
The staff at Celebration was
appalled when the extent of
Sean's abuse became apparent.
They amputated the big toe of
his left foot, one of two that had
been broken by bending. Other
injuries include rope burns on
his wrists from where he was left
hanging by his arms from two
large wall lights at the trailer.
"He had burns on the sides of
his ears, and they believe those
came from being dragged across
carpets," said the investigator.
"The doctor initially called him
'walking death' and indicated he
may have damage to internal or-
gans from repeated kicking."
Sean's head was covered in
bruises and knots believed to
be from blows by fists, hands or
other objects.
Police also learned from au-
thorities in Riverside, Cal. that
Ms. Stevenson and Sean in ef-
fect dropped off the radar screen
of the state's Department of So-
cial Services after the death of
the boy's great aunt, who had
legal custody and was another
"companion."
The state has re-opened an
investigation in the aunt's death
in light of the Florida case, said
Investigator Harvey.
To cover her tracks, Ms. Ste-
venson obtained the fake birth
certificate listing her as the
child's mother and his birthdate
as September 20,2000. She used
it to enroll him at an elementary
school in Riverside last year.
After they moved to Baker


County, Sean was enrolled in
early 2007 at the Prek-Kinder-
garten Center in Macclenny,
where he attracted the attention
Sbf the staff'fof te iling food'as
far back as April. Those acts
now seem understandable in
light of what has been learned
about conditions at home.
Ms. Stevenson, in fact, told lo-
cal police they did not send Sean
back to school this fall because
they feared teachers would no-
tice the obvious signs of physical
deterioration, which by law they
must report to the Department
of Children and Families. The
school district reportedly was in
the process of preparing a truan-
cy case against Ms. Stevenson.
The sheriff's department and
state attorney's office are con-
sidering more charges against
the women, and DCF wasted
no time taking custody of Sean
Gibson. A local DCF investiga-
tor was assigned to the case after


the Osceola discovery, and the
state agency this week lauded
Ms. Barrios and two other West-
gate employees for their role in
snatching the bo\ from the stis-
pects' custody that night.
Meanwhile, well-wishers both
here and in the Orlando area are
busy trying to bring Sean's life
back to a semblance of normal.
, School children here are send-
ing care packages, Westgate
employees are collecting cloth-
ing and gifts for him, and if he
is released as expected later this
week from Central Hospital in
Orlando where he was trans-
ferred last week, Sean will be a
special guest of Disney World.
If anyone is overdue for a big
dose of uplifting child fantasies,
it's Sean Gibson.
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Opinion


'Sweet Sixteen' sugar donuts the ultimate bait


MYSIDEOF

THE MATTER
ROBERT GERARD
First it was Bigfoot, then the
Taylor Wildman and the Killer
Kangaroo. Now it's the Glen St.
Mary Ape making all the head-
lines.
If I were an orangutan escaped
from a zoo, the last place that I
would like to hide out would be
Baker County. Not me, Cheetah,
because my days would be num-
bered.
In case you've been living
under a rock for the last two
weeks, the biggest story around
the county is the sighting of a 3-
4 foot tall orangutan somewhere
near the outskirts of Glen. For a
couple of days the story was cir-
culating around Baker County,
and then the Jacksonville media
got hold of it.
The "ape" had been seen in
the tops of trees and animal con-
trol had tried to lure it out of hid-
ing with a box of donuts. Soon,
satellite trucks were blooming
around town like mushrooms
and there was live footage on all
the local news stations.
It took off from there, making
its way to The Drudge Report
on the Internet, and from there
all over the world. The Glen St.
Mary Ape was famous.
Now breaking news claims
that it's not an ape at all but in-
stead a large red squirrel. Right.
Who is going to mistake a squir-
rel for an orangutan? Give me a


break.
Smells like a cover-up to me.
Officials are worried that orang-
utan hunters from all over the
world have booked passage to
the exotic environs of Glen St.
Mary.
It's tempting to go out and
look for him. I was talking about
it at lunch with Mark Hartley,
who got this faraway look in his
eye and got quiet for a few min-
utes. Then his eyes narrowed and
he said, "I bet we could catch
him." i
"Then what would we do with


him?" I asked.
"I haven't thought that far
ahead. But it would be fun to
catch him."
He's not alone. Already there
have been dozens of sick days
taken as every Bubba in the coun-
ty has loaded the dogs in back of
the pickup and gone ape.
Bubba 1: You got your gun?
Bubba 2: Yeah, buddy. You
got yours?
Bubba 1: I got sumpin' bet-
ter?
Bubba 2:What's that?
Bubba 1: I got me a package


of them Sweet Sixteen donuts. I
hear apes love 'em some white
powdered sugar donuts.
Bubba 2: Good thinking' Bub-
ba. At way if we don't catch 'im
we got us sumpin' to eat.
Bubba 3: You fellas is dumber
than a sack of hammers. You
can't catch no monkey with do-
nuts.
Bubba 1: That's what them
animal control people are using.
Bubba 3: They caught 'im


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Bubba 2: Got
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Bubba 3: Sumpin' better. I got
them banana flavored marshmal-
low peanuts. He'll smell them
jokers from a mile off. He grabs
him one a them and Blam!, he's a
rug on my bathroom floor.
Bubba 2: I was gonna stuff
him and put him out on the lawn
next to that cowboy cutout that
leans against the tree.
Bubba 1: That's a nice piece
of art there.
Bubba 2: Yeah, buddy. I was
gonna decorate 'im for the holi-
days. Put a Santa hat on 'im.
He'd look right nice, don'tcha
think?
I Bubba 1: Heck yeah. But we'd
better get a move on. I hear the
woods are crawlin' with people.
Bubba 3:1 I hear there are folks
from countries like France and
Iowa looking' for that ape.
What these big game hunters
may not realize is that orang-
utans are very strong. They look
skinny and spindly, but they have
the strength of two or three men.
That's why Edgar Allen Poe
chose an orangutan as his mys-
terious villain in Murders in the
Rue Morgue. Bubba and his bud-
dies might have another thing
coming if they come face-to-face
with Glen St. Mary's version of
Clyde from Every Which Way
But Loose.
They might be the ones in the
tops of the trees and Clyde will
be eating their Sweet Sixteen do-
nuts and banana flavored marsh-
mallow peanuts.
Where's Tarzan or Clint East-
wood when you need him?
Un-Gahwah, Bwana Simba,
Cheetah.


Annual Farm-City Week reminds us of


partnerships that make country bountiful


Dear Editor:
This Thanksgiving Day as we
gather with family and friends
to count our blessings, let's give
thanks for the bounty we enjoy
not just on this holiday, but every
day.
The safe, plentiful food that
is available to us, and the prod-
ucts used to produce the cloth-
ing, housing, medicines, fuel
and other products we use on a
daily basis, didn't just appear in a
store. They got there thanks to a
tremendous partnership of farm-
ers and ranchers, processors, bro-
kers, truckers, shippers, advertis-
ers, wholesalers and retailers.
In appreciation of this farm-
city partnership, the week leading
up to and including Thanksgiving
Day is declared by presidential.
proclamation National Farm-City
Week. What are we celebrating?
The American economy is strong
thanks to the interdependence of
farms and cities.
I encourage local residents to
take a moment this holiday sea-
son to appreciate the partnership
that makes our food supply safe,
affordable and abundant.
Rural and urban residents are
"partners in progress" who pro-
duce the products, consume the
products, and make them'read-
ily available through an efficient
production and marketing chain.
Farmers and ranchers are just the
beginning of that chain. Farm
workers, researchers, proces-
sors, shippers, truck drivers, in-
spectors, wholesalers, agri-busi-
nesses, marketers, advertisers,
retailers and consumers all play
important roles in the incredible
productivity that has made our
nation's food and fiber system
the envy of the world.
Baker County, like most of
Florida, has deep roots in agri-
culture.
There are about 200 farms'
with about 18,000 acres in ag-
ricultural production. Baker
County ranks sixth in the state in
poultry production.
Total receipts from the sale
of crops and livestock in Baker
County amounted to $25 mil-


lion in 2002; based upon a report
released by the Bureau of Eco-
nomic Analysis at the U.S. De-
partment of Commerce.
This week let's remember the
vital farm-city partnerships that
have done so much to improve
the quality of our lives. Rural
and urban communities working
together have made the most of


our rich agricultural resources,
and have made significant con-
tributions to our health and well-
being and to the strength of our
nation's economy. For this, we
can give thanks.
Darryl Register, President
Baker County Farm Bureau
Glen St. Mary


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my brother and
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was on the spectator side of any
action that occurred.
On average, about six cars
an hour passed along the roads
near our house. I came up with
the idea of dressing up in a go-
rilla costume, dashing across the
road in front of an approaching
car, then disappearing into the
woods.
The idea was to pull this ca-
per, shed the costume in the
barn, then hop on my bike to
ride the two miles into town.
There I would sit at the picnic
table beside the country store,
drinking a Sprite and eating a
honey bun as the reports of the
monkey sighting quickly made
the rounds. I thought it would
be great fun to watch everyone
react and listen to all the talk, all
the while keeping my secret.
I never did pull the monkey
joke, but it was great fun to fan-
tasize about it.
My brother and his friends
however, came up with some-
thing that was more clever by
far, if ultimately disgusting, and
ended up gaining them a mea-
sure of fame in the community.
Or perhaps I should say infamy.
They got the best of a lot-of
folks who wanted to strangle
them on sight.
Here's the basic premise.
They took a woman's purse and
filled it with the grossest stuff
they could find, usually a fresh
cow pie or dog mess or some
particularly rotten garbage. Over
the offending substance they
placed crisp, green fake money.
The loaded purse was then set
in the road with the guys hiding


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A car would come along and
the driver would spot the purse
and stop to investigate. The
purse would be
opened and the
1A CK money quickly
grabbed. You
dIH can figure out
CH F the next part.
Grabbing the
LNNIGAN money assured
the driver of
getting his hand
covered in untold nastiness. The
purse was quickly dropped or
slung into the air amidst a lot of
cussing and hollering. This was
followed by flapping gyrations
as the driver attempted, usually
in vain, to rid his fingers from
unspeakable yuk.
All the while, my brothers
and his friends lay in the woods
on their bellies, out of sight and
laughing themselves silly.
This went on for weeks until
people finally began to get wise
to who might be instigating this
prank. That and women got up
in arms over the indignity that
their purses were disappearing
from closets and ending up on'
the public roadways as excre-
ment containers.
I wasn't wise to my brother's
involvement in these activities
until the day the purse in the
road belonged to me. I was fu-
rious, but I admired them, too.
They concocted a plan, saw it
through and had a lot of laughs
at the expense of many folks in
the community, some of whom
you wouldn't expect to go grab-
bing money from people's pock-
et books.
In all fairness, some were
checking for an I.D. to return
the purse if possible. But some
were not.
I briefly thought of the mon-
key joke again with the recent
appearance of a strange creature
in Baker County woods. I dis-
missed the prank this time for
different reasons: I'm too old,
I can't run that fast anymore,
somebody might shoot me. And
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday November 22, 2007 Page 4


Arrestfor having


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Semi loaded with coffee tips over on I-10 exit ramp atSR 121...
Sgt. Phil Duval of the Baker County Sheriff's Office talks with driver Billy Ray O'Neal of Broxton, Ga. shortly after his semi-truck
flipped onto its side while exiting the eastbound lane of Interstate 10 onto SR 121 the morning of November 20. There were no
injuries, and investigating FHP Trooper HJ. Cichoski Jr. said Mr. O'Neal attempted to negotiate the ramp at an unsafe speed.
He was ticketed for careless driving. Police at the scene said the trailer was loaded with coffee. The accident occurred at 10:00
and the estimated damage was $60,000.



'No dice, say officCrs to mans claim


that he, woman are covert informer s


Two occupants of a vehicle
stopped on South 6th in Mac-
clenny the evening of Novem-
ber 15 were arrested, one of
them for driving on a license
suspended seven times.
Adrienne Carlisle, 27, of
Jacksonville was at the wheel
of the car stopped in the park-
ing lot of McDonald's just after
10:00 when Deputy Matt Riegel
noticed it had no tail lights and
was improperly displaying a li-
cense tag.
While he was questioning
the driver, occupant Gregory
Andrews, 25, of Glen St. Mary
protested loudly that he and Ms.
Carlisle are undercover agents
for the sheriff's department,
a statement discounted when
Deputy Reigel contacted In-
vestigator James Nickles, who
works drug cases.
Mr. Andrews was charged
with-resisting arrest without vio-
lence and disturbing the peace.
A third occupant and the
vehicle's owner, 19-year-old
Wanda George of Middleburg,
appeared to be intoxicated and
was not allowed to move the ve-
hicle from the parking lot.
In other cases, Brian Patter-
son, 27, of Glen was charged
with reckless driving and pos-
sessing an open container of
beer in the pickup truck he was
driving backwards on Railroad
Ave. in Macclenny about 1:45



Boyfriend

A criminal complaint for do-
mestic battery was filed follow-
ing a November 12 argument
between a Macclenny man and
his girlfriend, who told police
he struck her and repeatedly
kicked her after shoving her to
the ground.
LaQuanta Smith, 21, of Rai-
ford accused Phillip Jackson,
20, of two separate attacks on
her that evening starting about
8:00. Both incidents took place
in the presence of the couple's
1-year-old son.
Ms. Smith sought assistance
at the sheriff's annex follow-
ing the second attack that took
place when she returned to the
boyfriend's residence on MLK
Dr. to get her child and leave
for Raiford. Deputy Patrick
McGauley said the victim bore
physical signs of a beating, and
telephoned Mr. Jackson, who
initially agreed to meet the of-
ficer at the annex then failed to
show up.
Ms. Smith accused the boy-
friend of striking her with a
closed fist on the forehead, then
kicking her several times on the
left side of her head. She was
treated and released from the
emergency room at Fraser Hos-
pital.
In other cases, Jason Smith,
24, of Macclenny was arrested
for battery following a physi-
cal confrontation with family
members late on November 17,
reportedly over use of a vehicle.
Marsha Johnson, 27, of Rai-
ford said Mr. Smith forced his
way through the front door of


am on November 17.
Deputy Patrick McGauley
said he was investigating a
slashed tire on a vehicle belong-
ing to Tanya Clemons outside
Calendar's restaurant where she
works. Ms. Clemons had named
Mr. Patterson as a suspect be-
cause of several earlier confron-
tations when she alleged she
was harassed.
The officer said Mr. Patterson
drove onto 4th St. from Rail-
road Ave. and was identified by
Ms. Clemons. He then backed
up his 2004 Chevrolet pickup
westbound on Railroad at high
speed, nearly colliding with a
patrol car occupied by Deputy
Mike Hauge.
Mr. Patterson denied involve-
ment in the tire slashing, and the
officers advised Ms. Clemons to
seek,iadomestic violence i.njunc-
tion against him.
Gary-Christmas, 32,-#fMae-
clenny was arrested for reckless
driving and misdemeanor mari-
juana possession after he was
seen by a county deputy speed-
ing on South 6th in his Toyota
pickup.
Deputy Gavin Sweat said the
suspect's truck struck a curb
about 1:12 am on November
.18 near Interstate 10 and near-
ly struck his patrol car. Deputy
Sweat chased the Toyota into
the parking lot of the Country
Club Lounge and Mr. Christmas



sought for

his residence on E. Ohio Ave.
and threw a set of keys at her,
striking her in the face. He then
shoved to the floor his grand-
father, 63-year-old Leo Smith
when he attempted to intervene.
The accused allegedly did the
same thing to his mother, 40-
year-old Twalla Wasdin. Both
reside at the same address.
A 15-year-old Baker County
Middle School student was ar-
rested for battery of a 14-year-


said he was "in a hurry to get to
the bar."
Two small plastic bags of pot
were found in the truck.
Christopher Starling, 22,
of Macclenny was booked for
resisting without violence after
he ran toward a passing freight
train passing MLK Dr. about
8:40 pm on November 14.
Sheriff's investigator Nickles
said Mr. Starling *appeared to
be intoxicated when questioned
moments earlier why he and Jer-
ry Wilkerson were standing near
King and McIver, a neighbor-
hood known for drug activity.
Mr. Starling ran north toward the
tracks as the train approached,
and Investigator Nickles caught
up with him and restrained him
when the suspect failed to heed
warnings to stay away from the
Stacks ,..
Charles Fox, 63,f scribedd
--as homeless-, was-arrested the af-
ternoon of November 14 for dis-
orderly conduct after he failed
to heed requests by another in-
vestigator to leave private prop-
erty near Lowder and South 5th
in Macclenny.
Investigator Jeff Dawson said
the man protested loudly, cursed
and refused to calm himself. He
told the officer he was "trying
to go to Mississippi so he could
get away from the electricity
poles."




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noon on November 13. The ac-
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class for emotionally disturbed
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An Olustee man is facing two
felony counts for possession of
drugs with the intent to sell.
Deputy Mike Hauge stopped
a 2000 Ford driven by Jordy
Smith, 22, about 10:00 pm on
November 13 after he saw it
speeding on South 6th St. in
Macclenny. He pulled the Ford
over in the parking lot of Burg-
er King south of Interstate 10,
and saw the suspect drop what
turned out to be a pill bottle on
the ground outside the passen-
ger door.
The suspect produced a cloth
bag from his jacket containing 24
small plastic bags of marijuana,
a common packaging method
for street sales. Deputy Hauge
retrieved the pill container from
the ground and identified the
eight pills inside as Oxycodone,
a prescription narcotic.
Mr. Smith was booked at
county jail for possession of
4.2 grams of pills, just over the
amount to make it a first-degree
felony, and for possession of
marijuana with intent to sell,, a
third-degree felony.
He also ticketed the suspect
for having no driver's license
and no tag light.

Pest control man

finds woman dead,
children in house
The body of a 25-year-old
Glen St. Mary woman was sent
to Gainesville for an autopsy
after she was found dead in her
trailer home off Reid Stafford
Rd. about noon on November
15.
Bridget McCauley was found
seated and slumped on a couch
in her living room, with her
hands in her lap. Her three small
children were at the residence
and told police they had been
unable to awaken their mother.
Shannon Monds, 37, of Gate-
way Pest Control called the
sheriff's department and rescue
after he went to the residence to
spray it and observed that Ms.
..'McCauley was not breathing',:


In another drug-related arrest,
Diane Michael, 30, of Macclen-
ny was charged the afternoon
of November 16 with obtaining
several prescription drugs using
forms belonging to a Jackson-
ville physician for whom she
'once worked.
Investigator James Nickles
said the suspect was arrested
shortly after she attempted to
obtain another prescription, but
the charges stem from activity at
the Wal-Mart Supercenter phar-
macy on November 9 and 12.
On the earlier date, Ms. Mi-
chael picked up two of three
prescriptions she presented ear-
lier in the day, all written on Dr.
Saul Weinstein of Jacksonville.
They were for Methadone and
Adderall; another one for Lorcet
was rejected because it was im-
properly written.
Pharmacist Terry Mundorf
contacted the sheriff's depart-
ment on November 13 after
becoming suspicious when Dr.
Weinstein indicated he did not
write the prescriptions and sus-
pected Ms. Michael had stolen
the forms from him. The phar-
macist also identified Ms. Mi-
chael from BCSO photos as the
person who submitted the bogus
orders written in the name of An-


gs to sell

drew Thornton of Macclenny.
The booking photo further
matched several taken by secu-
rity cameras in Wal-Mart, and
Ms. Michael was arrested after
she was seen at the Walgreens
drive-through.

'08 Relay for Life

schedule of events
The local American Cancer
Sociry planning committee met
and made plans for next year's
Relay for Life. The Relay will
be held April 5,2007 at the Bak-
er County Agriculture Center on
US 90 west.
A preview of the events are
a garage sale (20 spaces avail-
able call Geneva at 813-1916
for information), games, food,
entertainment, free local cancer
survivors dinner, silent auction,
Mr. Relay contest and the light-
ing of the luminaries.,
The relay is a day set aside
to celebrate cancer survivors, to
educate the public on the kinds
of cancer and where to seek fi-
nancial assistance.
If you would like to join the
fight and volunteer your time,
call Cheryl at 259-3666.


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Intoxicated man arrested for bat beating


Fireman slightly injured in city Monday
Macclenny fireman Chris Bonds is helped by rescue workers to a stretcher for trans-
port to Fraser Hospital just after noon November 19 at the scene of a house fire at
3rd St. and Minnesota. He was later released after treatment of bruised ribs suffered
when he entered the smoke-filled residence ofAlvin Clements and fell against a table.
Neighbors noticed smoke coming from the frame structure about noon and the owner
had been away about an hour, said city chief Buddy Dugger. The fire was quickly ex-
tinguished and confined to a living room, likely the result.of short in an electrical air
freshener near a sofa. Smoke and heat damage, however, were estimated at $70,000.
It marked the second house fire in Macclenny in as many weeks.


Couple defrauds man


of $3000 for property


A Macclenny man was
charged November 12 with ag-
gravated battery after he alleg-
edly struck another man repeat-
edly with a baseball bat.
Ventura Rodriguez, 47,
chased Kenneth Canaday, 47,
from a McIver St. residence
about 11:00 and struck him after
the victim fell against a fence. A
neighbor told Deputy Michael
Hauge he was watching televi-
sion and witnessed the attack
after hearing a female voice yell,
"stop fighting." He then saw
Mr. Canaday run from his house
ahead of the bat-wielding assail-
ant.
The witness identified Mr.
Rodriguez after the deputy ar-
rived, and saw Mr. Canaday flee
the area.
The accused denied the wit-


ness account when questioned
by the officer, who described
him as "extremely intoxicat-
ed." He said Mr. Canaday stole
money from him and was using
crack cocaine.
In other recent arrests, Rox-
ann Lloyd, 40, of Sanderson was
charged with aggravated assault
for allegedly threatening Shale-
na Williamson, 35, of Lake City
during an argument November
18 at the Crusaders for Christ
Church on Tony Givens Rd.
Ms. Lloyd denied waving a
pistol during the incident, con-
trary to what witnesses told
Deputy Jeremy Moran. The ar-
gument started about noon over
an allegation that Ms. Lloyd was
harassing Ms. Williamson's son.
The witnesses said the accused's
son Raylon entered the church


and gave his mother a brown
pouch containing a black re-
volver.
In another incident said to in-
volve a firearm, Katrina Roberts,
22, of Macclenny said she was
confronted at the intersection of
South 1st St. and S. Boulevard
by a black male wearing a hood
and waving a pistol in her direc-


tion.
Ms. Roberts told police she
was leaving for work about
10:30 the night of November
18 when the man exited a white
SUV and then apparently drove
off as she quickly backed up her
vehicle on 1st St. toward her
residence. A canvas of the area
turned up no suspects.


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A Sanderson man complained
to the sheriff's department that
he was bilked out of $3000 de-
posit by a man who claimed to
be the owner of a mobile home
and property off CW Webb Rd.
southwest of Macclenny.
Orman Keathley III said on
November 14, he was shown
the property by an individual he
knew as Todd Davis, no address
or age .available. They were ac-
companied by Glenda Watson,
23, also of Sanderson, who Mr.
Keathley identified as "his girl-
friend at the time."
The alleged victim said he
agreed to purchase the property
and gave Mr. Davis the check.
In return, Mr. Davis produced
a hand-written receipt for the
money that included a two-
month "probation period" dur-
ing which the purchaser could
get his money back if he decided
not to go through with the deal.
The complainant said he met
Mr. Davis on Edgar St. in west
Macclenny and was given a key
to the mobile home that did not
work. He reached Mr. Davis by
phone and was told he had the
wrong key, then Ms. Watson of-
fered to retrieve the correct key.
She also took Mr. Keathley's cell
phone and neither Ms. Watson
or Mr. Davis were seen again.
Deputy Jeremy Moran's re-


port notes that the female sus-
pect was last seen driving a
mid-1990s model two-tone gray
and brown Toyota Camry. She is
white and 5'5" tall. Mr. Davis is
described as a black male with
a birthmark on the front of his
head. He was last seen driving a
gold, 'older model Chrysler 300
four-door.
Deputy Moran said a criminal
complaint was filed against Ms.
Watson for theft of the phone
valued at $140.
In another case, a clerk at the
Exxon store on South 6th St.
was charged November 14 with
the theft of $506.50 in scratch-
off lottery tickets over a three-
day period.
Amie McCoy, 25, of Sparr,
Fla. allegedly admitted to Dep-
uty Curtis Ruise that she played
numerous tickets and paid for
some of them. She forgot to pay
for others, and insisted it was
not intentional.
Store manager Debbie Mil-
horn contacted police after not-
ing shortages in lottery ticket re-
ports, and produced surveillance
tapes showing the clerk scratch->
ing them and tossing them in the
trash.
Ms. McCoy was booked for
grand theft.


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday November 22, 2007 Page 6



Four arrested after attempting to buy



items at Wal-Mart with bogus checks


Four Jacksonville residents
were arrested the afternoon of
November 15 for allegedly pur-
chasing or attempting to pur-
phase merchandise from the
Wal-Mart Supercenter with bo-
gus checks.
Store security summoned the
sheriff's department just after
2:00 when they confronted the
suspects near their vehicle in the
parking lot.
One of them, Joshua Hous-
ton, 20, purchased four electric
razors with two checks, then re-
entered the store attempting to
get a cash refund, according to
Hugh Chewning of the loss pre-
vention staff.
About the same time, Roos-
evelt Chickel, 32, and Marva
Eunice, 33, purchased toy gui-
tars, a DVD recorder and other
electronic equipment using
forged checks. .
The fourth suspect, Cedric
Patrick, 32, meanwhile tried
to purchase several electronic
items using a check rejected
during the verification process.
He then allegedly walked out
of the store with the items, and
attempted to run away when he
was confronted by Mr. Chewn-
ing. He was apprehended and
held along with the other sus-


pects until police arrived.
Auxiliary deputy Steven
Jones said all the stolen items
were recovered from a 2000
Buick parked north of the store
and registered to Mr. Patrick.
The four were booked for grand
theft and forgery.
In another theft case, this
one at the Wal-Mart Distribu-
tion Center east of Macclenny,
someone removed $1200 worth
of CDs and an MP3 player from
the rear of a 1997 Chevrolet be-
longing to employee Chad Woj-
dat of Macclenny.
The theft occurred November
15 between 3:30 am and 1:00
pm and the items were stored in
a book bag on the rear floor of
the vehicle. The player was val-
ued at $200.
A utility trailer valued at
$2300 was taken from a resi-
dence off Orbey Rhoden Rd.


overnight, on November 14.
Owner Anthony Michaud said
the trailer was last seen in the
yard of his ex-wife's residence
the previous evening.
A rear door at the residence
of Marvin Roberts on Eagle Dr.
in Macclenny was forced open
during daylight hours on No-
vember 14, and a laptop valued
at $1600 plus prescription medi-
cations were taken.
Ashley Tamburn called po-
lice the evening of November
14 after someone, deposited
chicken manure through the
open passenger .window of her
2007 Ford. It was parked out-
side her mother's residence on
Westside Dr. in Glen St. Mary.
She told Deputy Bill Starling
she suspected an ex-boyfriend,
who denied involvement when
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PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
TO BE VOTED ON JANUARY 29, 2008
NOTICE OF ELECTION
I, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an election will be
held in each county in Florida, on January 29, 2008, for the ratification or rejection of a proposed revision to
the constitution of the State of Florida.
No.1 1
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3, 4, AND 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 27
(Legislative)
Ballot Title:
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS; LIMITATIONS ON PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENTS

Ballot Summary:
This revision proposes changes to the State Constitution relating to property taxation. With respect to home-
stead property, this revision: (1) increases the homestead exemption except for school district taxes and (2)
allows homestead property owners to transfer up to $500,000 of their Save-Our-Homes benefits to their next
homestead. With respect to nonhomestead property, this revision (3) provides a $25,000 exemption for tan-
gible personal property and (4) limits assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property except
for school district taxes.
In more detail, this revision:
(1) Increases the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed value between $50,000 and
$75,000. This exemption does not apply to school district taxes.
(2) Provides for the transfer of accumulated Save-Our-Homes benefits. Homestead property owners
will be able to transfer their Save-Our-Homes benefit to a new homestead within 1 year and not more than,
.2 years after relinquishing their previous homestead; except, if this revision is approved by the electors in
January of 2008 and if the new homestead is established on January 1, 2008,,the previous homestead must
have been relinquished in 2007.1f the new homestead has higher just valIe'than the previous one, the accu-
mulated benefit can be transferred; if the new homestead has a lower just value, the amount of benefit trans-
ferred will be reduced. The transferred benefit may not exceed $500,000: This provision applies to all taxes..
(3) Authorizes an exemption from property taxes of $25,000 of assessed value of tangible personal
property. This provision applies to all taxes.
(4) Limits the assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property to 10 percent each
year. Property will be assessed at just value following an improvement, as defined by general law, and may be
assessed at just value following a change of ownership or control if provided by general law. This limitation
does not apply to school district taxes. This limitation is repealed effective January 1, 2019, unless renewed
by a vote of the electors in the general election held in 2018.
Further, this revision:
a. Repeals obsolete language on the homestead exemption when it was less than $25,000 and did not
apply uniformly to property taxes levied by all local governments.
b. Provides for homestead exemptions to be repealed if a future constitutional amendment provides'for
assessment of homesteads "at less than just value" rather than as currently provided "at a specified percent-
age" of just value.
c. Schedules the changes to take effect upon approval by the electors and operate- retroactively to
January 1, 2008, if approved in a special election held on January 29, 2008, or to take effect January 1, 2009,
if approved in the general election held in November of 2008. The limitation on annual assessment increases
for specified real property shall first apply to the 2009 tax roll if this revision is approved in a special election
held on January 29, 2,008, or shall first apply to the 2010 tax roll if this revision is approved in the general
election held in November of 2008.



ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.--
(a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclusively by it for municipal or public purposes
shall be exempt from taxation. A municipality, owning property outside the municipality, may be required by
general law to make payment to the taxing unit in which the property is located. Such portions of property as
are used predominantly for educational, literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes may be exempted
by general law from taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family residing in this state,
household goods and personal effects to the value fixed by general law, not less than one thousand dollars,
and to every widow or widower or person who is blind or totally and permanently disabled, property to the
value fixed by general law not less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provi-
sions of this subsection and general law, grant community and economic development ad valorem tax exemp-
tions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses, as defined by general law. Such an exemption
may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality, and only after the electors of the county or
municipality voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county or municipality to adopt such
ordinances. An exemption so granted shall apply to improvements to real property made by or for the use of
a new business and improvements to real property related to the expansion of an existing business and shall
also apply to tangible personal property of such new business and tangible personal property related to the
expansion of an existing business. The amount or limits of the amount of such exemption shall be specified
by general law. The period of time for which such exemption may be granted to a new business or expansion
of an existing business shall be determined by general law. The authority to grant such exemption shall expire
ten years from the date of approval by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be renewable by
referendum as provided by general law.
(d) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, there may be granted an ad valorem
tax exemption to a renewable energy source device and to real property on which such device is installed and
operated, to the value fixed by.general law not to exceed the original cost of the device, and for the period of
time fixed by general law not to exceed ten years.
(e) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provi-
sions of this subsection and general law, grant historic preservation ad valorem tax exemptions to owners
of historic properties. This exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality. The
amount or limits of the amount of this exemption and the requirements for eligible properties must be speci-
fied by general law. The period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a property owner shall be
determined by general law.
(f) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, twenty-five thousand dollars of the
assessed value of property subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation.
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.--By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure
a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to Florida's aquifers, or land used exclusively
for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classified by general law and assessed solely on the basis'of
character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may
be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax purposes, or may be
exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their home-
stead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment. This
assessment shall change only as provided herein.
(1) Assessments subject to this provision shall be changed annually on January 1st of each year; but
those changes in assessments shall not exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all
items 1967=100, or successor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States
Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed
at just value as of January 1 of the following year Unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1st of the year following the
establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only
change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as
provided for by general law; provided, however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided herein.
(6), In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by
general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are severable. If any of the provisions of this amendment shall
be held unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court shall not affect or
impair any remaining provisions of this amendment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2009. or January 1 of any subse-
quent year and who has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of January 1
of either of the two years immediately preceding the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to have
the new homestead assessed at less than just value, If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a person
who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2008. is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at
less than just value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007. The assessed


Jury recommends death forformer resident

A Jacksonville jury, con- of south Charlton County just The case had other ties to
vinced that former Baker Coun- north of the Baker County line. Baker County, including the fact
ty resident Alan Wade played There they forced the Sumners that the Sumner's abandoned ve-
a key role in a plan to rob an to reveal bank card information hicle was found near Sanderson
infirm couple and bury them before burying them alive in a' by JSO officer Videll Williams,
alive in Charlton County in July,. grave that had been dug earlier, who lives near there.
2005, recommended he die for
the crime. '
The jury took less than one
hour on November 15 to make
its 11-1 decision. Circuit Judge
Michael Weatherby was expect- f ,
ed to decide this week on a sen- t/
tencing date.
So far, co-defendant Michael .. ..-,'.. .'- ..'. ,
J. Jackson, 25,.of Jacksonville SECUR-STOR M NI-STORAGE
has been sentenced to death, and IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 6909 S. SR 121
his girlfriend Tiffany Ann Cole, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR Macclenny, Florida 32063
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA: The following units containing such property
25, of Ladson, SC will learn lat- CASE NO.: 02-2007-0211-DR as furniture, household goods, etc., will be sold at
er this month whether she gets JULIE C. THOMAS, public auction on November 24, 2007,at 12:00 pm,
the same sentence or life impris- Petitioner, to pay back rent. Tenant has up until the time of
the same sentence or lie imps Petitionerthe sale to satisfy back rent.


onment.
Mr. Wade, who once lived in
Baker County and attended lo-
cal schools, was convicted ear-
lier this month.
Judge Weatherby will' decide
next month on the sentence for
Bruce Nixon, 20,'of Macclenny,
who pleaded earlier to second-
degree murder in a deal with
prosecutors that required his tes-
timony against the others.
The four planned and ex-
ecuted a plan to kidnap Reggie
and Carol Sumner from their
St. Nicholas neighborhood resi-
dence on Jacksonville's south-
side and bring them in the trunk
of their car to a remote area


value of the newly established homestead shall be determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or equal to the just value of the prior home-
.stead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new
homestead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000 or
the difference between the just value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the
year in which the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided
herein.
2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior homestead as of
January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead
shall be equal to the iust value of the new homestead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and
multiplied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just value
of the new homestead and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to this sub-sub-
paragraph is greater than $500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the
difference between the lust value and the assessed value equals $500,000. Thereafter the homestead shall be
assessed as provided herein.
b. By Qeneral law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Leoislature shall provide for applica-
tion of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person.
(d) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of this
subsection, allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic property may be assessed
solely on the basis of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction
adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law.
(e) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed
value of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that property which results
from the construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or
more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the owner's spouse if at
least one of the grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older.
Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved.
(f) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real property, as defined
by generallaw which contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject-to the assessment limitations set
forth'irtsubdectionsi(a) throuah (cYIhell' change only as provided in this subsection. "
(11 Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment pro-
vided tr, I', but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the
prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any. change of own-
ership of a leoal entity that owns the property, such property shall be assessed at iust value as of the next
assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Chanues, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided
for by General law: however, after the adjustment for any change addition, reduction, or improvement, the
property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.


(9) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that is not subjectto the
sessa smant timitations set forth in allhRecti s


subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be chanced annually on the date of assessment pro-
vided by law but those chances in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the 'assessment for the
orior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed iust value.
(3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next
assessment date after a qualifying improvement, as defined.by General law, is made to such property.
Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next
assessment date after a chance of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any chance of
ownership of the legal entity that owns the property. Thereafter such property shall be assessed as provided
in this subsection.
(5) Chances, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided
for by general law: however, after the adjustment for any change addition reduction or improvement, the
property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.--
(a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the perma-
nent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from
taxation thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-five five
thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than
fifty thousand dollars and up to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the
manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in
common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owner's or
member's proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in .,*:: ':.i ninety-eight
years. The'exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined to
be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption
is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of home-
stead property at less than just value.
(b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any
residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to'the owner or, in case of
ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the
corporation bears to the assessed value of the property.
{e)-y-generaHaw-and-subjeet to-eernditiens-speeifled thercin, the exemption shall be increased to a
total-ef-twenty fiyc thousand dollars of the assessed value of the real estate for each school district levy. By
general law and subject to conditions spccified thcrein, the exemption for all other levies may be incrcascd
up to an amount not exceeding ten thousand dollars of'thc assessed value of the real estate if the owner has
attained age.sixty-five or is totally and permanently-dlsabled-and if the-owner is not entitled to the exemption
provided in subsection (d). . :
(d) By gcncral law and subjcct to conditions specified thcrcin, the exemption-shall-be-inereased to
a total of the following amounts of assessed value of real estate for each levy other than those of school
districts: fifteen thousand deflre-with -fespect to 1080 assessments; twenty-thousand dollars wth respect
te-1981 assessments; twenty five thousand dollars with respect to assessments for 1982 and each year
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the-assessmcnt of homestead property at a specified percentage of its just valuc.
0(c(e) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature may provide to rent-
ers, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief
shall be in the form and amount established by general law.
(d)_f) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their
respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemp-
tion not exceeding fifty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and
maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-five and whose
household income, as defined by general law,. does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law
must.allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this
subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic
adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living.
{e(g-) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive
a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns
and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the.time of enter-
ing the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from
military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran's permanent, ser-
vice-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the
discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1,
proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an official letter from the United States Department
of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veteran's service-connected disability and such evidence that
reasonably identifies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veteran's honorable discharge. If the
property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the
reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual
application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-
executing, and does not require implementing legislation.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 27. Property tax exemptions and limitations on property tax assessments.--The amend-
ments to Sections 3, 4. and 6 of Article VII providing a $25 000 exemption for tangible personal property.
providing an additional $25.000 homestead exemption authorizing transfer of the accrued benefit from the
limitations on the assessment of homestead property, and this section, if submitted to'the electors of this
state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on January 29 2008, shall take
effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2008 or if submitted to the
electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next general election shall take effect January 1 of the
year following such Qeneral election. The amendments to Section 4 of Article VII creatine subsections (f) and
(0) of that section, creatine a limitation on annual assessment increases for specified real property, shall take
effect upon approval of the electors and shall first limit assessments beQinnino January 1 2009 if approved
at a special election held on January 29. 2008, or shall first limit assessments bdoinnino Januarv 1 2010 if
,approved at the general election held in November of 2008. Subsections (f) and (q) of Section 4 of Article VII
are repealed effective January 1, 2019; however, the legislature shall by joint resolution propose an amend-
ment abrogating the repeal of subsections (f) and (Q), which shall be submitted to the electors of this state for
annrnval nr rpipetinn at the nnn ral iecntinn nf 29018i and if annroved. shall take effect Janiuary 1 2019.


vs
CHRISTOPHER M. POSTEN,
Respondent.,

NOTICE OF ACTION
To: Christopher M. Posten
Address unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Petition
to Establish Paternity Unconnected with Dissolu-
tion of Marriage has.been filed against you, in the
above styled Court, and you are required to serve
a copy of your written response to Charles Daniel
Sikes, P.A., 817 MacMahon Street, Starke, Florida
32091, on or before November 22, 2007, and file
the original with the Clerk of Court, Macclenny,
Florida 32063, either before service on the above
named attorney or immediately thereafter, other-
wise a Default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Petition.
ORDERED at Macclenny, Baker County, Flori-
da, this 29th day of November,'2007.
Al Fraser
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: Sherri Dugger
As Deputy Clerk
Charles Daniel Sikes, P.A.
Florida Bar No.: 0886858
817 MacMahon Street
Starke, Florida 32091
Telephone No. 904-964-2020

11/1-22p
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO: 02-2007-CP-015
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ANGELA LYNN CALVERT,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Angela Lynn
Calvert, deceased, File Number 02-2007-CP-015,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which
is Baker County Courthouse, MacClenny, Florida
32063. The names and addresses of the personal
representative and that personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims with this court WITH-
IN THE.LATER.OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and persons
having claims or demands against the estate of the
decedent must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is November 15, 2007.
Personal Representative
Tanya Raulerson
707 N. 6th Street
MacClenny, FL 32063


'Attorney for Personal Representative
TIMOTHY P. KELLY, ESQUIRE
Florida Bar No. 0724475
TIMOTHY P. KELLY, P.A.
1016 LaSalle Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32207
Telephone: (904) 399-3705
Facsimile: (904) 399-3706
11/15-2?
HIGGINBOTHAM'S TOWING & RECOVERY
P.O. BOX1120, 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 December 7; 2007, at 10:00 am, at
Higginbotham's Towing & Recovery, US 90 West,
Ilen St. Mary, FL. 32040.
1999 Ford F-250
ID#1 FTNX20F7XEB98297
1999 Pontiac Sunfire
ID#1G2JB1249V7579707
Wells Fargo Trailer
ID#1W0200F27W3040193
11/99
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BAKER COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO: 02-2007-CP-051
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CYNTHIA LYNN BELOW,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Cynthia
Lynn Below, deceased, File Number 02-2007-CP-
051, is pending in the Circuit Courtfor Baker Coun-
ty, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which
is 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida
32063. The names and addresses of the personal
representative and that personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims. with this court WITH-
IN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is November 22, 2007.
Personal Representative

Debra M. Jones
9324 Brent Lane, #7
Macclenny, FL 32063

Attorney for Personal Representative
JEFFREY D. DUNN, ESQUIRE
Florida Bar No. 0118284
231 East Adams Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Telephone: (904) 353-6440
11/O9.9Q


Units 18 & 19, Samuel Baker
11/15-22
IN IHI: LIHbUII LUUHI, IN I HI:
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR BAKER COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2007-CA-0160
RAYMOND G. TEMS,
Plaintiff,


DAVID R. EBBRECHT, SUSAN
TURRENTINE AND PETER JAMES
EBBRECHT.

NOTICE OF ACTION


David R. Ebbrecht
Last known address: 331 Huntes Hollow,
Bossier City, Louisiana 711 1
Susan Turrentine
Last know address: 7366 Smooth Boar
Lane West, Glen St. Mary'
Peter James Ebbrecht
-Last know address: 4451 Barber Road,
Macclenny, FL 32063
Unknown heirs, if any, last known address
unknown.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title
has been filed against the real property described
below:
Begin at the Northeast corner of the NW4A of
SW' Section 4, Township 3 South, Range
22 East, Baker County, Florida, and run
thence S 89011'10" W, along the North line ,
of said SW4, 315.72 feet, thence S 126'17"
W, 256.8 feet; thence N 89011'10" E, 122.46
feet; thence S 49024'43" E, 208.00 feet .to
the Northerly right-of-way line of ROWE
BARBER ROAD; (a county maintained grad-
ed road); thence N 4014'55" E, along said
Northerly right-of-way line 53.65 feet to the
East line of said NW 14 of SW 1/4; thence N
110'30" E, along said East line 354,07 feet
to the Point of Beginning. Containing 2.21
acres more or less.
You are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any to Plaintiff's counsel, Jonathan
M. Smith of Ford, Bowlus, Duss, Morgan, Kenney,
Safer & Hampton, P.A. 10110 San Jose Boulevard,
Jacksonville, Florida 32257, on or before the 17th
day of December, 2007, and file the original with
the clerk: of this Court either before service on the
'l3inii ,an ,irpe, or f ijrlm eduij;, ir,"rer, er orin-
r 'ie n u l .ll i3i l-ri irr. j.1 uAi: .,rj u lj r he
'ele are',T,,di S n .5 Comin t Ir iT i P : '
Witness by hand in this seal in the court on
14th day of November, 2007.

Bonnie Palletchi
Al Fraser, Baker County Clerk

11/22-29
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
Notice is hereby. given that the Board of County
Commissioners of Baker County,, Florida, will con-
duct a public hearing and adoption of the proposed
Resolution whose title herein after appears, to be
heard Monday, December 17, 2007, commencing
at 6:00 pm, at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny,
Florida. A copy of the proposed Resolution may
be inspected by any member of the public at the
office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the Baker
County Courthouse in Macclenny, Florida. On the
date above mentioned all interested parties may
appear and be heard with respect to this proposed
Resolution.
Resolution 20,07-31
A Resolution of Baker County, Florida
electing to use the uniform method of
collecting EMS tax assessments levied
within the entire area of the county; stat-
ing a need for such levy; providing for
the mailing of this resolution; and pro-
viding for an effective date.

1.1/15-12/6
NOTICE OF AGENCY ACTION
TAKEN BY THE ST. JOHNS RIVER
WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Notice is given that the following permit was
issued on October 26, 2007:
HK Storage, 190 S. Lowder St., Macclenny,
Florida, permit # 42-003-31742-4. The project is
located in Baker County, Sections 31, Township 2 S,
Range 22 East. The permit authorizes A SURFACE
WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ON 3.86 ACRES
TO SERVE HK Storage, LLC known as All-Safe Mini
Storage.
The file(s) containing the application for the
above listed permit is available for 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.
Because the administrative hearing process is
designed to formulate final agency action, the filing
of a petition means that the District's final action
may be different from the position taken by it in
this notice of intent. Persons whose substantial
interests will be affected by any such final decision
of the District on the applicant have the right to
petition to become a party to the proceeding; in ac-
cordance with the requirements set forth above.
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obituaries
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ThomasEllis Gould,

70, dies Nov. 18th
Thomas Ellis Gould, 70, of
Macclenny died Sunday, No-
vember 18, 2007. He was born
in Seattle, WA, March 11, 1937
and has resided in Baker County
since 1972. He served in the
United States Navy for 21 years
before retiring and beginning
a new career as a state correc-
tional officer at the Reception
and Medical Center (RMC) in
Lake Butler, again retiring after
20 years of service. Mr. Gould
was a member of First Baptist
Church of Macclenny. He was
predeceased by his wife of 43
years, Martha Gould.
Mr. Gould is survived by
children Kathy Gould of Kiev,
Ukraine, Margie Griffis of
Folkston and Billy Gould (Bob-
bie) of Green Cove Springs;
brothers Gene Gould (Pat) of
McKeesport,PA,DellO'Connell
(Patti) of Avondale, AZ and
Dave O'Connell (Betty) of Hel-
ena, MT; sister Helen Neff of
Pottsville, Australia; four grand-
children and one great-grand-
daughter.
The funeral service was held
in the chapel of Ferreira Funeral
Services on Tuesday, November
20 with Pastor Edsel Bone of-
ficiating. Interment followed at
Macedonia Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, Tom Gould requested
donations be made to Christians
in Alliance, Kathy Gould Minis-
tries, PO Box 551229, Jackson-
ville, FL 32255-1229.

Gospel sing
Road to Calvary Church will
have a gospel sing Friday night,
November 23 beginning at 7:30
pm. The church is located at the
comer of Madison and Stoddard
in Glen St. Mary.
Snacks will be served after
the sing. Everyone is welcome.


FAITH BIBLE

CHURCH
New Hope fr the Conmmnnity
Five Churches Road
Hwy. 127 Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
l'idell If Williams -Pastor



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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


Mt. Zion N.C.
Methodist Church
121 North t 259-4461
Nlacclennv, FL
Pastor Tim Cheshire
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Servtce 7:00 pm






Jesus answered, "Verily, verily I


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


Ms. Hunsinger, 48,

dies November 15th
Karen Denise Hunsinger, 48,
of Starke died Friday, November
15, 2007 at her residence fol-
lowing an extended illness. She
was a native of Macclenny and
moved to Starke in 1967. She at-
tended Bradford County schools
and was employed with George
Roberts Insurance and Citifinan-
cial. Ms. Hunsinger was a mem-
ber of Heilbronn Springs Baptist
Church.
Survivors include son Al-
lan Hunsinger, mother Mildred
Howe, both of Starke; brothers
Mike Howe of North Carolina
and Kevin Howe of Starke.
The funeral service was con-
ducted Monday, November 19
at the First Baptist Church of
Starke with Dr. Rodney Coe of-
ficiating. Interment was at Oak
Grove Cemetery in Macclenny.
Archie Tanner Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.


Funeral Saturday

for Ms. McCauley
Bridget Lynn McCauley, 25,
died November 15, 2007. She
was born in Fort Pierce July 3,
1982 to Robert Lamar Nobles
and Maryann Harman. If you
needed a friend she was always
there. She loved her family
dearly.
Survivors include her hus-
band of 11 years, Michael Wade
McCauley; beautiful children
David, Wendy, Sierra and Aus-
tin; mother and step-father Mary
and Cecil Harman; sisters Patty
Denmark (Chris) and Sabrina
Wilson (Robert); brothers Tom-
my Nobles (Amber), Michael
Harman and Adam Harman
(Rebecca); a niece and eight
nephews; many more family
members that love and will miss
Bridget greatly.
The funeral service was held
Saturday, November 17 at Pine
Grove Congregational Method-
ist Church with Pastor Jimmy
Scott officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at Pine Grove Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the
care of V.' Todd Ferreira Funeral
Services.



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


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




Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 AM. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM.
Sunday Morning Worship11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 PM.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500


In culinary school
Rachel M. Duffey of Glen St.
Mary graduated from Army ba-
sic training at Fort Jackson, SC
on November 9. She is now at-
tending culinary school at Fort
Lee, Va.
The graduate of Hudson High
in Hudson, NY is the daughter
of John and Yvonne Duffey and
the sister of Stacee Duffey.


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

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
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MACCLENNY
CHURCH OF CHIRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 a
Fellowship 10:30 am -11:00 am
\ n Worship Services
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SERVICE TIMES
Sunday Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night 7:00 pm
Youth Service Sun. 6:00 pm
Youth Service Wed. 7:00 pm


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First Baptist Church
1tGLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA
'a "A Beacon to Sunday School 9:45 AM
Baker County" Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
S- Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM


259-6977
Dr. Randy Williams, Senior Pastor
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor


Senior Pastor
David Thomas
2594940


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Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny


Sunday School
Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Night Service
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Tim Thomas
2594575


10:00 am
11:00 am
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
9:15 am


Youth Proarams


Sunday School
Common Ground Sunday
Common Ground Wed. (Teens)
God Kids Sunday
God Kids Wednesday


10:00 am
11:00 am
7:00'pm
11:00 am
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Youth Pastor
Gay Crummy


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270 North US Highway 301
Baldwin, Fla.

Locally Owned & Operated


904-266-2337


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


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


SCavry Bapti.t Church


Sunday School


10:00 m


Preaching Service 11:00 am
Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm


Wednesday Service


523 North Boulevard W.
Four blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclenny
Pastor Donnie E. Williams ** 259-4529


7:00 pm


First Assembly .
of God -"-
Sunday School 9:30 am
Sunday Morning Worship 10:15 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 pm
Exalting Christ * Loving People
206 N. Fifth St., Macclenny
Special Blessings School Readiness Center 259-8466 Pastor: Pc


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Bartons celebrate 40th anniversary
John and Wanda Barton of Macclenny will celebrate their 40th
wedding anniversary on November 25. They were married in Ridge-
land, SC on November 25, 1967 by Rev. George W. Stafford.
Celebrating with them will be their children Stephanie Denmark
(Josh), Tina Carver (Eric), both of Macclenny and LaWanda Barton
of Yulee, along with grandchildren Jonathan and Erica.
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Mr. and Mrs. Conner
Married on beach
Randall and Dorinda Conner
of Glen St. Mary are pleased to
announce their marriage on No-
vember 10, 2007.
The couple was joined by
family in a private ceremony on
the beaches at Destin.


Married54 years
Bernard and Frankie Hurd of
Glen St. Mary are celebrating
54 years of marriage. They were
married November 19, 1954 in
Frederick, MD.
The Hurds have three sons,
Kenneth of Glen St. Mary and
Richard and David Wayne of
Jacksonville, 12 grandchildren
and nine great-grandchildren.


Ms. Mobley and Mr. Callen
Couple to Wed
Rhonda Mobley and Michael
Callen are pleased to announce
their upcoming marriage on
Thanksgiving Day at Horse
Gate Trail in Glen St. Mary.
Following a honeymoon to
Branson, Missoui, the couple
will reside in Macclenny.

Christmas parade
and festivities
The City of Macclenny's an-
nual lighted Christmas parade
and festivities will be Saturday,
December 1, 2007. Arts, crafts,
games and food booths will
open at 10:00 am downtown.
There will be live entertain-
ment throughout the day in
front of the fire station. At 6:00
pm, fireworks by Phantom Fire
Works will signal the start of the
lighted parade. After the parade,
Santa will light the community,
Christmas tree at City Hall. The
winners of the best store fronts
and the parade will be awarded.
Store fronts will be judged
Thursday night after 7:00 pm.
If you still need a booth or pa-
rade application, they can be
obtained, on line at www.cityof-
macclenny.com under the fire
link, then go to events or call the
fire department at 259-3331.


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In Observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday,
The City of Macclenny will have the
following waste collection schedule:

Regular pick up Monday and Tuesday,
November 19" and 20'

No solid waste pick up
Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd

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Special Exception Notice

Katrina Hollings is requesting a Special
Exception at 619 Quail Lane to the current
zoning of Residential Single Family (RS-2)
for the purpose of a Car Detailing Business.
Section 4-71(3)c allows for a home
occupation in Residential Single Family
(RS-2) zoning.
Any support or objections may be heard at
the Zoning Adjustment Board meeting to be,
held December 3, 2007, at 6:00, at City Hall,
118 E. Macclenny Avenue.

Roger Yarbrough
Building & Zoning Coordinator
City of Macclenny


Pastor Holbrooks invites you to a
revival with Dr. Daryl Petree at

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Holton 'Devilishly' good against Clay


Wildcats advance to face St. Augustine after Holton,


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Quarterback Carlos Holton evades a Blue Devils defender on one of his many
long runs Friday night. Photo courtesy of Bakercountysports.com



'07 Wildcats may be



one for history books


As I watched the Baker Coun-
ty Wildcats this past Friday night,
I couldn't help but think I may
be watching history. The passion
and enthusiasm the team is play-
ing with at this point in the sea-
son bodes well for their chances
of a deep run into the playoffs.
I have been amazed this sea-
son at the remarkable, state of this
program two
years removed
from an 0-10 FROM
season. The
Wildcats are C' Pi s
10-1. after-the R
first-roun -d
playoff win Mike C
over Clay
High this past
Friday night, and appear to be
hitting their stride.
Just how far the Wildcats can
go maybe determined this Friday
night. The St. Augustine Yellow
Jackets, widely considered the
class of 3A, will invade Memo-
rial Stadium and put the Wildcats
to the ultimate test. The Yellow
Jackets are feared for a stingy de-
fense and have been ranked near
the top of the state all year long.
In addition to that, the team is no
stranger to the limelight, winning
a state title just two years ago.
The Yellow Jackets are every-
thing the Wildcats hope to be.
Winning this game would put
the Wildcats on the map. Most
people don't think the Wildcats
have a chance to win, and the
very thought of having to play the
team from St. Augustine makes
me nervous, too, The thought of
what a win against them would
mean to the Wildcats makes me
giddy, though.
The Wildcats have not ad-
vanced further than the second
round of the playoffs ever.
The last time there was this much
excitement around the program
was back in 1989. The Wildcats
won the district title that year and
went on to win their first round
game against Zephyrhills. After
that, Baker High had to play the
eventual state champion Live
Oak Suwannee Bulldogs.
This year is remarkably simi-
lar to that 1989 season. The Cats
are riding high and have an ex-
plosive offense. The 1989 team
did also. The Cats have a true
leader at the quarterback posi-
tion in Carlos Holton, and the
1989 team had one of the most


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legendary quarterbacks in Buffy
Mallory. The parallels are cer-
tainly there. Danny Green was
the head coach, and Bobby Johns
is a Danny Green disciple. Coach
Johns played for Coach Green,
and also has coached with him
since then.
As you can see, the two teams,
though separated by nearly 20
years, are eerily
similar. When I
iHE told you earlier I
thought I might be
3OV _*-watching history
XOViL Wifbecause I see
the"sinfilarities To
WS. the '89 team, and I
see the chance that
the Wildcats have
if they can find a way to win
this game Friday. I also know
that winning this game will be a
tough task.
Will this be the year that the
Wildcats break through past the
second round of the playoffs,
or will this be the team that is
forever remembered as one that
made it all the way? Either way,
it's been fun to watch.
This week's Picks:
St. Augustine @ Baker Coun-
ty:. Everything is in place for the
Wildcats to make history. The
only problem is that they may
be playing the toughest team in
the state. The Wildcats are pretty
good themselves though, and this
should be a game to remember.
Wildcats 26, Yellow Jackets 23.
Florida State @ Florida: Bob-
by Bowden's team is playing a
little better these days than it was
at the beginning of the season.
Drew Weatherford has found
somewhat of a rhythm and the
Seminoles could be looking at a
nice bowl game with a win. On
the other hand, the Gators are out
of the SEC race, and really have
nothing to play for. Nothing, un-
less you think beatifig your big-
gest rival is a big deal. Gators, 38
FSU 26.
Buffalo Bills @ Jaguars: This
Jacksonville team is red hot, and
look like contenders. David Gar-
rard just may be good enough to
save Del Rio's job. If the Jags
give -the ball. to Frea Taylor a
little more, they will be tough
down the homestretch. Jags 35,
Bills 10.
Remember, if you have a
take on sports, email it to me at
mike@bakercountysports com.


BY ANDREW BARE
Press staff
In Baker County's first playoff game in
five years, the Wildcats leaned heavily on
senior quarterback Carlos Holton.
He came through with an extraordinary,
performance as Baker County beat the Clay
County Blue Devils, 44-14.
Holton carried the ball just 11 times, but
racked up 242 yards rushing. The bulk of his
yardage came on three runs of 50, 51' and
82 yards. Along with his two rushing touch-
downs, Holton also provided the Wildcats
with something of a passing attack, which
Baker County had lacked for most of the
season. Holton was four of six for 51 yards,
an aerial performance that was dramatically
superior to anything the Wildcats had posted
in weeks.
Head coach Bobby Johns was visibly an-
gry on the sidelines with the way the game
started, despite the Wildcats jumping out to
a 22-0 lead. Clay County was able to rush
for a first down with Quentin Battle, much to
Coach Johns' disgust. And while the Wild-
cats were able to force a purit, thanks in large
part to a sack, the Blue Devils gashed Baker
County for 15 yards on a 3rd and 28 run.
But Coach Johns' offense gave him a little
peace of mind. On the ensuing drive, Holton
broke a 50-yard run to the Clay County 31-
yard line. Four plays later, with the Wildcats
mired on the Blue Devil 25 and facing a 4th
and four, Holton again scampered for a first
down. Hank Farmer would punch the ball in
from the one-yard line, and Holton convert-
ed the two-point try to give Baker County an
8-0 lead.
The Wildcats' defense was stout again on
Clay County's next drive, and forced a three


and out. Holton electrified the crowd with a
51-yard touchdown run, and Baker County
led, 16-0.
Baker County's defense, which has :had
trouble stopping the pass all year, stepped
up on Clay's next possession. Darvin Ruise
intercepted a desperation pass that was only
thrown because the
Wildcats' defensive
line had put good pres-
sure on the QB. On the "
ensuing Baker County
possession, Holton ".-
showed off his arm.
Facing a 3rd and eight,
he completed a 23-yard
pass to Ike Parker. Sev- M
eral plays later, Lee '
Battles raced in from
15 yards out to give
Baker County a 22-0
lead..
That was the score h
at halftime, and Wild- Coach Johns
cat fans had visions of
a blowout dancing in
their heads. The Blue Devils, on the other
hand, put a scare into the Wildcats when
they started the second half by recovering
a pooch kick-off that Holton muffed. After
a long drive, Battle sliced into the end zone
and cut the Baker County lead to 22-7.
Baker County tried to respond when Har-
old Moore took the ensuing kick-off 69 yards
to the Clay County 16-yard line. But on 4th
and eight, the Wildcats were stopped a yard
short. Clay County would take the ball and
score on another touchdown run from Battle.
This time, he went in from 32 yards out on
4th and four.
With the lead down to 22-14 and a night-


Cats inconsistent early


So far, the season has been
an up-and-down affair for the
Lady Wildcat basketball team.
They were runners-up in the Pre-
Season Tip Off Classic at Union
County High. They've split in
their regular .
season games.
The Cats.
opened well
in Lake But- ..-
ler, defeating :'i' ).
the Fort White -
Indians 59-22 .} .- -
Nov. 5 behind .
a 21-point per-
formance from
-Destiny de la
Pena. Brittany :" '
Ruise and Cait- .. ,
lin Griffis were
both in double
figures, with 15 *'"3, "
and 11 points '
respectively. .
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tempo game, PHOTO
worked just
as drawn up by Coach Franklin
Griffis and BCHS had 17 steals.
The Cats also pulled down 43
rebounds with Meagan Osteen
leading the way with 10 rebounds
and 4 blocked shots.
Union County played a much
more deliberate pace in the title
game the Cats seemed to have
lost a little of the edge of the
opener. Lake Butler won 48-
44, despite Ruise tossing in 23
points.
The Cats committed 30 turn-
overs, which had a lot to do with
the loss in the finals. Caitlin
Griffis pulled down 10 boards


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and had 3 blocks defensively.
The Cats had a good regular
season opener against Yulee,
winning 63-43 on the road. Ruise
led the way with 27 points, in-
cluding 4 from outside the three
point arc. De la
.... Pena tossed in
-- 20. Griffis had
S -14 .rebounds
as the Cats
.. -- led whistle to
whistle.
-- The Cats
i struggled in
their home
opener against
5A First Coast,
which forced
44.' turnovers
and capital-
ized on the
miscues for
an overpower-
ing 70-26 rout.
attempts a basket. Very little that
3AKERCOUNTYSPORTS.COM the Cats tried
worked, and
without Ruise, who suffered a
concussion against Yulee, most
of the offensive punch was
gone.
"We had trouble handling the
ball and we made too many bad
passes," said Griffis. De la Pena
led the way with 13, but First
Coast controlled the boards and
BCHS didn't get many second
chance shots.
The Cats host Bradford on
Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7:30 pm and
travel to Callahan on Thursday
to take on the Lady Warriors of
West Nassau.


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marish series of events unfolding, the Wild-
cats pulled together and "finished the game."
They ended the third quarter with a one-yard
touchdown run from Lucious Lee and a 30-
14 lead. Lee, who was held to 74 yards on
13 carries, was limited most of the game by
both his hamstrings and the Clay defense.
Baker County bur-
the fourth quarter. Af-
l aied the Blue Devils in
ter the Wildcats forced
Fand his offense took
S [ over with a two touch-
.down lead and a perfect
o' opportunity to drain the
clock. Holton, howev-
Ser, wasn't looking, for
a long, grinding drive.
S He broke an 82-yard
. touchdown run and
gave the Wildcats a 38-
14 insurance policy.
ter the game IClay County had
one last shot, driving
down to the Wildcat
four-yard line on the ensuing drive. But a
4th and four became a 4th and 13 after two
delay-of-game penalties, and Baker County
forced a sack when the Blue Devils actually
were able to snap the ball in time. Harold
Moore would finish off the following drive
with a one-yard touchdown run, giving the
Wildcats their final score.
Baker County racked up 474 total yards,
with 423 coming on the ground. The Blue
Devils, on the other hand, could only muster
204 yards against the Wildcat defense. The
Cats will play host to the 9-1 St. Augustine
Yellow Jackets Friday night.


Some keys toFridaysgame..
(From page 1) could be a killing blow for either
team.
Lee wasn't really a factor in the V Home sweet home: Don't.
game against Clay High last underestimate the importance of
week, but he will be on Friday. the fans. Intelligent fans can be
Though the Cats have a stable a twelfth player on the field. It's
of good running backs, and quar- tough to play in stadiums with
terback Carlos Holton wracked fans that know the game and are
up 240 yards against the Blue committed to helping the team.
Devils, the Cats are going'to That's why it's so hard to win
need Lee at his best. With Lee in away at LSU, Clemson or the
the backfield, the Jackets can't Indiana Hoosier Dome. If you
afford to "spy" Carlos Holton don't know what I mean about
and assign a linebacker to watch being an intelligent, committed
just him. fan, here's a real quick primer.
They'll have to be aware of BE QUIET WHEN WE HAVE
the big Pooh Bear in the back- THE BALL AND YELL YOUR
field, which opens up both play- HEADS OFF EVERY PLAY
ers and helps Greg Williams, WHEN THEY HAVE IT!!
Hank Farmer, Harold Moore, V The Zen of football: It's
Lee Battles or whomever else is easy to get so jazzed about a big
in the backfield. game that you are afraid to win.
V No mistakes, please: In a You know what I mean. Often-
game like this, the team that times the games leading up to
plays error-free football usu- the Super Bowl are so exciting
ally wins. An early score like the and the big game is dull because
Cats had against Clay could set the teams and coaches are afraid
the tone and demoralize an oppo- to make mistakes and tighten
nent. All year long, Bobby Johns up. The cliches that when two
has preached error-free ball. He evenly matched teams face each
will have to get back in the pul- other, the team that wants it the
pit this week. Penalties in the red most usually wins.
zone, fumbles or interceptions It also helps to be bold.


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Washer & dryer, extra large capacity,
all cycles, $175 for set, will separate,
90 day warranty; refrigerators, start-
ing at $150, side-by-side, 90 day war-
ranty; stoves, starting at $100, 90 day
warranty. Can deliver. 904-238-5814 or
904-964-8222. 11/15-22p
Attention Scrapbookers. If you haven't
attended a Close to the Heart show,
you have missed out. Well, here's your
chance! Saturday, December 1 from
10:00-2:00 pm, corner of College &
Mclver,, enter through side gate. You
can see the items and do a project with
Close to the Heart. It's so fun!! 11/22p


Baby stroller. with carseat!trqvel, ys-,
tem,.green, plaid, great cono ition,, $4.0;,
DVD player, $20; Call 588-3628, leave
message. 11/22-29p.
Seasoned oak firewood. Cut and split
to fit modern heaters and fireplaces.
Can deliver $90 pickup truck load or
$50 V load or you can pickup for $15
discount. 653-1149. 11/22p
Great buy! Nice trailer. 2003, 16x7
Cargo Craft Explorer trailer, %" plywood
floor and doors, 4 wheel electric brakes
on tandem axle, like new, $3000. 613-
6001. 7/19tfc
Mobility electric wheel chair, trav-
els 25 miles on single charge, perfect
shape, brand new, $1600. 228-5063 or
521-5963. 11/22-29p
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany, can
be seen at Southern Charm. 259-4140.
12/9tfc
"Tafe" farm tractor, used 600 hours,
35 HP with mower, disk and box blade,
$5500. 904-289-9639. 11/22p
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
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
Proform XP treadmill, like new, incline,
multi settings and speed, fan, easy fold-
up, $300. 275-2748 or 945-2488 after
6:00 pm. 11/22-29p
Artists! Oils, acrylics, watpr colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. Tfc
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
20' flatbed trailer, double axle, electric
brakes, heavy duty ramps, tool box,
$1600. 259-2313. 11/15tfc
Browning Medallion 7mm Rem. Mag.,
bolt action, with scope, Leupold VXII,
3x9x50. $750; without scope $550.
904-303-4736. 11/22p


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Established business. Established
sandwich shop in Macclenny. 904-370-
0418 or 904-964-5017. 11/15-22p




4' used desk; local sports memorabilia
for "Baker County wall" in sports grill.
259-2222. 11/15-22p
23 people wanted to lose weight. We
pay you. Free samples. Limited time of-
fer. 1-888-203-0610 or 386-431-1008
www.pnherbal.com 11/15-12/6p




2006 Ford F150 pickup truck, 36,000
miles, excellent condition, $12,900.
259-9605. 11/22-29p
2006 Ford Explorer, 4x4, all power, CD
player, 3rd row seat. 275-2303 or 904-
408-9953. 11/15-22p
2006 Toyota Corolla S, must sacrifice,
$11,995. 463-1081. 11/22-29c


2000 Chevy 4x4, extended cab pickup,
white fold out back doors, looks and
runs great, $7600. 591-2640. 11/22c
2004 Chevrolet Z71, extended cab,
$16,500 OBO. 904-483-6409.11/22tfc
1992 Lincoln Continental, real good
condition, $1500 OBO. 259-5338.
11/22p
1994 Pontiac Grand Am, good gas
mileage, cold a/c, $1700 OBO; 2000 Kia
Sephia, automatic, gas saver, cold a/c,
$2000. 653-1656 leave message.
11/22c




Gwen's Handyman Service. Profes-
sional work. Free estimates. Mainte-
nance, carpentry work, painting. 259-
9128. 11/22c
Rajun Cajun & Tambourine Show.
Booking info 259-3268. 11/1-22p
Child care in my home, full-time, avail-
able day or night, openings available.
Infant to school age. Contact Vikki at
591-9083., 11/15-22p
FREE GIFT WRAPPING on all AVON or-
ders of $20 or more. First time custom-
ers receive 10% discount. Call Donna at
904-316-9060. 11/15-22p
Gwen Walls is at The Hair Mechanics.
Call for specials. 259-8945. 11/22c
Babysitting in my home, all ages, 6:00
am-until, Monday-Friday, near 125 &
127. 838-2287. 11/22-29p
Junk removal. Don't want the hassle?
We'll load and haul your unwanted met-
al junk. Free hauling. Old washers, dry-
ers, a/C, freezers, lawnmowers, tanks,
metal scrap, etc. Call local at 904-759-
4162. 11/22-29p
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. 2/13tfc


Shi-Poo, male, 3/2 months old with pa-
pers, large wire crate, $300, all shots
up-to-date. 259-1180. 11/22p
Free 8 month old chocolate Lab puppy.
Call Debra at 259-7538. 11/22p
Pigs for sale. 259-9984. 11/22-29p
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc


Lost puppy: Teacup male Yorkie, last
seen being picked up by a little girl in
van on Mudlake Road. Puppy was small
children's Christmas present. Please
call. if you have any information, 653-
2056. 11/22.p




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advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
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truthfulness of claims. Respondents should
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sending any money or making other com-
mitments based on statements and/or
promises; demand specifics in writing. You
can also call the Federal, Trade Commission
at 1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot
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Experienced A/C & duct installers,
must have valid drivers license. 259-
8038. 10/18-12/6p
Pier 6 Seafood now accepting appli-
cations for all positions servers,
cashiers, dishwashers and cook. 259-
6123. 11/1-12/6c
AVON. Do your holiday shopping for
50% off. Call Kaycee at 275-3215,
www.youravon.com/kheinz. 11/22-29p
Local home care agency seeking.PRN,
RN, OT and a full-time PT. Please call
259-3111 for more information.4/19tfc
Drivers. Top pay & excellent hometime.
We train car haulers. Superior benefits
package. CDL-A with 2 years OTR expe-
rience. 800-889-8139. 11/15-22p
Cooks and cashjers, waitresses and
dishwashers. ApatLyrpar. eens in
Macclen'ny. Must be over 18. No phone
calls. 11/22p
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
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools, benefits after 90 days. 259-
5877. 12/30tfc
Housing Inspector for Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency (NFCAA).
This position is located in Macclenny.
The Housing Inspector reports to'
the Family & Community Services
Manager. This position is responsible
for housing inspections before, dur-
ing and after work is completed based
on program guidelines. The Housing
Inspector is responsible for writing
specifications in construction industry
language for work to be performed,
assist approved contractors and the
Family Service Manager with approval
of contract estimates. The Inspector
will also assist with recruiting eligible
clients. Other duties include complete
job breakdown and paper work accord-
ing to funding source guidelines, con-
ducting weatherization & rehabilitation
demonstration workshops with con-
tractors, clients and the general public.
Taking photographs before and after
completed job and all other related job
duties as assigned. Applicant must be
high school graduate or equivalent. 3
or more years in making estimates and
costing out jobs. A valid Florida driver's
license is required and ability to pass
an MVR as required by the Agency for
the duration of employment. Must be
able to work and communicate with all
people, especially disadvantaged resi-
dents. Apps/resumes may be mailed or
faxed to NFCAA, Attn: HR Dept, 4070
Boulevard Center Drive, 4500 Building,
Suite 200, Jacksonville, Fl. 32207 or fax
(904).398-7480. Closing date for appli-
cations is December 3rd, 2007.
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Friday 8:00 am-3:00 pm, 6229 Miltondale Road.
Craft sale by the Hancocks Great gihs for Christ-
mas. Many items can be personalized while you
shop.
Friday 8:00 am-?, Behind Moodys Chevron,
Hwy 90 at Dixie Mini Storage in between storage
units.


Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm. 5918 Lauren Lane off Lowder.
Christmas sale. Beautiful upscale items at wholesale prices. Deco,
ornaments, giit baskets, Santa collectibles, snowman collectibles,
kid plates, so much more. Huge, huge, huge sale!!!! Need direc-
tions, call 259-1420.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-4:00 pm. CR 123, Smokey Road, follow
signs
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?. 204 W. Macclenny Avenue. Appli-
ances, couch, cosmetics, jewelry, much more. 259-8945. Porch sale.
Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, Lowder to Miltondale to River Circle,
deadend, follow signs. Outdoor and indoor Christmas decorations.
lewerly, collectables, trains, books, household items, plus size cloth-
ings and much much more. Come and shop. Huge 3 families.
Saturday 8:00 am-?. 481 Ivey Street. Golf cart, furniture, toys and
clothes.
Saturday 9:00 am-?, follow signs off Woodlawn Road to Adams.
Freezer, sewing machine, baskets, CD/DVD burner, toys, crocheted
tablecloth books always new stuff.


Drivers Owner Operators. Home.
every weekend and during the week!
Drop/hook! www.browntrucking.com
800-241-5624 x 106. 11/22-29p
Receptionist needed for busy con-
struction office. Must have good com-
munication skills, computer skills and
QuickBooks knowledge a plus. Fax
resume to 904-275-3292 or call 904-
275-4960. EOE. 11/22-29c
The Baker County Board of
Commissioners will be accepting
applications until 12:00 pm November
28',12007 lor rwo 'r2'Tem orarS" posi'
tions with trie Bake Count, 'R'oad
Department. Must have Class B CDL
license with a good driving record
and road construction experience is
a plus. You may pick up applications
at the County Administration offices
located at 55 N. Third St, Macclenny, Fl
32063. 11/15-22c
Coming soon! DD's Sports Grill will
be taking applications at 457 W.
Macclenny Avenue next to Moodys
Chevron on Wednesdays from 2:00-
4:00 pm for waitstaff, line cooks and
prep cooks. Must be at least 18 years
old. 11/15-12/6p
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
Landfill Spotter. The New River Solid
'Waste Association is seeking a qualified
person for the position of landfill spot-
ter. Responsibilities include screening
wastes for removal of unauthorized
materials. Landfill or recycling expe-
rience preferred. Employees will be
required to complete Landfill Operator
and Inmate Supervision courses.
Salary is negotiable and will be based
upon experience. Applications are
available at the New River Regional
Landfill, located on SR 121, 3 miles
north of Raiford. Apply between 8,:00
am-5:00 pm. Deadline for applications
if Friday, November 30, 2007 at 5:00
PM New River Solid Waste Association
is a drug Fe workplace, drug testing
will be required. For more information,
call 386-431-1000. EOE. 11/22-29c





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limitation or discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap, familiar status
or national origin, or an intention, to make


any such preference, limitation or discrimi-
nation." Familial status includes children
under the age of 18 living with parents or
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ple securing custody of children under 18.
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informed that all dwellings advertised in this
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i39 acres wi'welV & ic 1 mile hortn
6' Sanderson on' ~, 229, $96,50'0.
Owner financing available. 904-813-
1580. 5/17tfc
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III, 2
large lot $65,000 each, 1 lot @ $55,000.
Please telephone 904-813-1580.
S1/25tfc
Macclenny-land home package. New
1579 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA, upgraded .Satina
kitchen package & more on 1.5 shaded
acre on the St. Marys River..$135,000.
259-8028. 11/15-22c
3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1576 SF
heated on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all
electric appliances, $214,200. Please
call 813-1580. (21GFO). 5/l1tfc
3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash discount. 912-
843-8118. 2/22tfc
1000 SF commercial building on 121
S, $80,000. 259-8028. 11/8-22c
FSBO. 3 BR, 2 BA brick home with
1585 SF heated on V acre in Glenfield
Oaks Subdivision, many upgrades,
'$212,000. Call 904-813-3091. 7/19tfc
Glen St. Mary, close to high school and
tennis courts, 2 acres cleared, zoned
for mobile home or house, $64,900 or
any reasonable offer. 904-219-0480.
10/11 tfc
Your plans or mine! 1.28 acre lot with
existing well, septic and electric at 8797
Dupree Road, $60,000. 813-3091.
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heated on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all
electric appliances, $249,000. 813-1580
(18GFO). 5/10tfc
9.39 acres w/well & septic, 1 mile of
Sanderson on CR 229. $96,500. Owner
financing available. 904-813-1580.
5/3tfc
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
Option to lease.'References required. 3
BR, 2 BA DW on V acre, front and back
porch, metal barn, $79,000. 259-9776
or 904-302-1219. 11/8tfc
FSBO. Two 5 acres lots with mobile
homes 1 SW and 1 DW, possible
assistance with down payment. Must
have good credit. Leave message at
653-1656. 11/22c
2 acres includes all improvements, north
of Sanderson, $24,900. 259-8028.
11/15-22c
Macclenny area. Country living. 1.33
acres, high and dry, adorned by beautiful
trees, new wood fence and gate. Ready
for home or mobile home. 259-2900.
11/22c
4 BR, 2 BA, 2000 SF, 75% remodeled,
selling as is $135,000. 904-382-3753.
11/22-12/6p





3 BR, 2 BA DW, $700/month, 1st, last
and $500 deposit. 653-1656 leave mes-
sage. 11/22c
2 BR, 1 BA MH, $550/month, $550
deposit. 334-1902. 11/22p
2 BR, 1 BA SWMH, water, garbage
and lawn services included, no pets,
$550/month, $400 deposit required.
259-2880 leave message, we'll call you
back. 11/22p
Country charm with city comforts, 3
BR, 2 BA home, newly remodeled, white
picket fence. Only two minutes from I-
10, Sanderson. Security deposit, lease
required, $800/month. 465-3841.
11/15-22p
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
2 BR, 1 BA in Macclenny, $750/month,
$500 deposit. 904-483-6825.11/15-22p
Mobile,homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$575 plus deposit. 904-860-
4604. 3/17tfc
DWMH, 3 BR, 2 BA, $750/month, 1
month deposit, Macclenny area. No
pets, no smoking. 904-993-3121.
11/22-29p
2 BR, 1 BA MH, CH/A, Cozy Corners
Trailer Park, water, trash and lawn ser-
vices included, $565/month, 1st, last
and $300 deposit. 259-7335. 9/27tfc
Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 story brick
nouse, $1500/month, 1st & last months
rent plus security deposit. Must have
references. 904-545-6087. 11/22p
3 BR, 2 BA in Rolling Meadows. House
is one year old. Fireplace, very nice,
$199,000. 904-483-6409. 11/22tfc
3 BR & 2 BR. mobile homes, no pets,
garbage pickup, water & yard moving
Provided, $475-$625. 912-843-8118.
7/5tfc
2 BR and 3 BR new homes, 1 acre lot.


Call to see 954-263-7311 or 904-653-
1117. 11/22-29p
2 BR, 2 full bath MH, CH/A, W/D hook-
up, garbage, water, sewage, lawn care
included. No pets. $485 deposit, $485/
month. 904-219-2690 or 912-843-
8165. 11/22p
3 BR, 2 BA new brick home, $1200/
month, $1200 deposit. 408-9515.
10/18tfc
House or trailers. 259-3372. 11/22p
DWMH. 3 BR, 2 BA, CH/A, screen porch
on 1 acre close to 1-10. $625/month,
1st, last and security deposit. Good ref-
erences only. Available 12/1. 259-7794
before 8:00 pm. 11/22-29p
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home, $575/month,
$300 deposit, no pets. 259-2787.
11/15-22p
1800 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA new home on 1
acre, $1300/month, 1st, last and $600
security. 259-2563. 11/15tfc
Hwy 185 Moniac. 1800 SF DW, 3 BR,
2 BA, fireplace, range, refrigerator on 1
acre. $750/month to rent, Will sell with
owner financing. 904-879-2143.11/22p
Large 3 BR, 1 BA brick home in
Macclenny, 1900 SF, CH/A, shaded,
fenced % acre, $985/month, $400
deposit. 264-4053. 11/15-22p
2 BR, 1 BA MH, like new, $550/month,
first and last, no pets, references. 259-
2121. 11/22tfc
Macclenny. 703 N. 6th St. 3 BR, 2 BA,
nice, like new home, fenced yard, avail-
able now, $1100/month. Patricia Turner,
Florida Coastal Amelia Island Realty.,
904-548-0277 or 904-556-9586.
11/22-12/13p
2 BR, 11/ BA MH in country, no pets,
$650/month, $500 deposit. 275-2865 or
923-2191. 11/22-29c
3 BR, 1 BA home in Macclenny w/all
electric appliances. $850 security depos-
it, $850/month. Available December 1,
2007. Please call 813-1580. 11/22tfc
Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 story brick
house, $1500/month, 1st and last


?-14 LAKE CITY

INSTRUCTOR/COORDINATOR,
Teacher Preparation Academy
168 Day, Grant Funded Position
To Commence Spring 2008
Develop schedules, recruit instructors,
teach classes, and assist Executive
Director with budgeting and planning.
Must have master's degree with
minimum of 18 graduate credit hours
in an appropriate area. Pre K-12
teaching experience. Valid Florida
driver's license. Computer literate. POP
Observation Training desired.
Salary based on degree and
experience, plus benefits.
Application Deadline: 12/13/2007.
College application and copies of
transcripts required. All foreign
transcripts must be submitted with a
translation and evaluation. Position
details and application available on the'
,web at- www.lakecitycc-edu ,it
Inquiries: Human Resources
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools
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have references. 904-545-6087.11/22p
New 3 BR, 2 BA brick home in Maccleny
with all electric appliances, $1300 secu-
rity deposit, 1st and last month's rent of
$1300 each. Please call 904-813-1580.
11/1tfc
2 BR, 1 BA house with kitchen and din-
ing room, CH/A, porches, $750/month,
1st and last month's rent plus $700
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LAKE CITY

Associate Professor,
RN Program
228 Days Grant funded
Conduct the learning experience in the
classroom, laboratory, and/or clinical
areas. MSN or MN, w/minimum of 18
graduate hours in field. State of Florida
licensed RN or license eligible. Two
years experience in acute care nursing.
Teaching experience to include clinical,
classroom distant learning and online
course exp. desired. Salary based on
degree and experience, plus benefits.
Associate Professor,
RN Program
Temporary 1/2/08 to 7/30/08
Conduct the learning experience in the
classroom, laboratory, and/or' clinical
areas. MSN or MN, w/minimum of 18
graduate hours in field. State of Florida
licensed RN or license eligible. Two
years experience in acute care nursing.
Teaching and online course exp.
desired. Salary based on degree and
exp. Retirement benefits only.
Associate Professor,
Practical Nursing Program
228 Days Grant Funded
Conduct the learning experience in the
classroom, laboratory and /or clinical
area., BSN required; master's degree
in nursing preferred. State of Florida
licensed RN, or license eligible. Two
years experience in acute care nursing.
Teaching and online course exp. desired.
Salary based on degree and experience,
plus benefits.
Nursing Skills Lab Instructor
2-.. Da_-
Conduc1 tl'tie' ele1irning e ,perience r h
the skill and simulation laboratories.
BSN or MN w/minimum 18 hours
in field preferred. State of Florida
licensed RN, or license eligible. Two
years experience in acute care nursing.
Teaching experience. Salary based on
degree and experience, plus benefits.
Academic Advisor/Recruiter, Allied
Health
Grant Funded
Responsible for the academic
advisement and recruitment for students
enrolled in or seeking entrance into,
an Allied Health profession. Master's
degree in student development,
counseling, psychology, education, or
a health occupation. Salary: $37,500,
plus benefits.
All positions open until filled.
College application and copies of
transcripts required. Position details and
application available on the web at:
www,lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resources
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO
College in Education & Employment


FIND YOUR INSPIRATION MLS# 402301 When you
find your inspiration call to own this .28acre vacant land;
nice, cleared corner lot in newer neighborhood & ready
for your new home. $29,900
PLANNING, TIMING, EFFORT & MONEY MLS#
401627 Yes, the "Fantastic Four" is what it takes to
own this new construction home. Enjoy the small
neighborhood, priced low, fireplace, maple cabinets &
so much more! $159,900
TAKE CHANCE & MAKE THE CALL -MLS# 397003
Property can be purchased for the asking price of
first parcel at $2.75sf. Seller will also consider build
tosuit. Once anchor is in place parcels will see quickly!
$3,500,000
TAKE ACTION MLS# 394513 Attention First-Time
Home-Buyers this is a great place to start. A sweet home
that includes 3BR/1BA w/bonus RM, .5Sacre, two car
carport, LRG storage facility & more. $144,000
TO BIG FOR YOUR SHOPPING CART? MLS# 395748
That's ok because you can put a bow on the front door!
You've got to buy this 13 private & secluded acres zoned
for houses or MBL HMS; .4 acres cleared w/pump, well &
septic, power installed & partially fenced. $165,000
COUNTYOUR BLESSINGS MLS# 394871 Yes, you will
when you own this 3BR/2BA 2,016sfHM on 1 acre; front
porch extends length of house, 48' X 10; two car GAR,
open FLR plan, formal DNG RM & sep breakfast area.
$263,000
BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM LOG HOME MLS# 389681
Sitting on approx. 1.5acres you will enjoy w/a 30 X 40
garage/workshop, LRG open country kitchen w/custom
stove, wood floors & fireplace. Call for more info.
$299,900
GOT A"GREEN-THUMB"?- MLS# 395644They you will
take full advantage ofthe S acresw/country atmosphere,
MBL HM w/deck off back, double carport, small fenced
pond 7 all the space for your winter garden. $125,000
FORTUNECOOKIESAYS,"BUYNOW"-MLS#395732A
great purchase awaits in this 1.17acre zoned commercial
gen. w/198'of HWY frontage on 121; property h olds 2
BLDGS, one pre-fab metal BLDG w/3000sf, 2 BLD an
OFC w/additional warehouse space w/1800sf. $525,000


at 259-1100.


Recipient: City of'Macclenny
Address: 118 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063


11/15-22c


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models, sold at invoice, including fur-
niture and decor. Yarborough Mobile
Homes 259-8028. 11/15-22c


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folks who have helped play a part in our
success this past year. We feel truly
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Happy Thanksgiving!


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Realty


November 22, 2007
Phone Number: 904-259-0972


TO ALL IN E R E STED A( iE N C I E S, GROUPS AND PERSONS:

On or about December 10, 2007 the above-named City Commission of Macclenny (FL) will
:cluLi that the Florida Department of Clunii i Affairs, designated by the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development, remove the environmental conditions and release Federal funds
under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (PL 93-383) for the following
project:
Community Development Block Grant (Contract # 08DB-T3-04-12-02-N17 )Neighborhood
Revitalization
(Project Title) Name
Macclenny Connection of Elevated Water Storage Tanks Project
(Purpose or Nature of the Project)
City of Macclenny, City-Wide, Florida (32063)


(Location City, County, State of Project)
040101, 040102


[Census Tract(s)]


Enumeration Districts


$700,000


Estimated Cost


It has been determined that such request for removal of environmental conditions will not constitute
an action significanti. affecting the quality of the human environment,. Accordingly. the al-,\ e-named
recipient ill n1,t prepare an Environmental Impjac S:jlaitncint under the N.jinal Ent ii onimntal
Policy Act of 1969 (PL,91-190).

The reasons for such decision not to prepare such Statement are as follows: An environmental
assessment was performed which verified that the only impacts to the environment would be
minimal and beneficial.

An Environmental Review Record respecting the above project has been made by the above-named
recipient which documents the environmental review of the project and more fully sets forth the
reasons why such Statement is not required. The Envirofimental Review Record is on file at the above
address and is available for public examination and co'p. ing up'nM requCs:,t 118 E MacclennvyAvenue;
Mlaccleniny, FL a it Ie MNlaccleinnl Ci"rt HaltIbel. cAn tl'hotir~ ot 9'.)'.i. and 4 p.m. M. iday
through friday. c.xcepi lor ThualJ:\ lim'n btl-inl hItilr ar 8:-:30 .i m. to 12 noon. l

No further environmental review of the project is proposed to be conducted prior to the request for
removal of environmental conditions. All interested agencies, groups and persons Jisagrc n' u %i\h
this decision are invited to submit written comments for consideration by the recipient to the City of
Macclenny; 118 E Macclennv Avenue; Macclenny, FL 32063. Such written comments should be
received at the address specified on or before December 7, 2007. All such comments so rccci cd
will be considered and the recipient will not request the removal of environmental conditions or take
any administrative action on the above project until the date specified in the preceding sentence.

The recipient will undertake the project described above with Block Grant funds from the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under Title 1 of the Housing and Community
Development Act of 1974 through the State of Florida. The recipient is certifying to DCA that its
environmental certifying officer identified below, in the official capacity as Mayor, consents to accept
the jurisdiction of the federal courts if an action i, brliu:!2ht to entarce reponsibhilities in relation to
environmental reviews, decision making and action; and that thesc rcsporsitiliti-s have bcln 'aiis.ied.
The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval the recipient may use the CDBG funds
and HUD will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.
DCA will accept an ob.icclion to its .pprm .il onml if it is on one of the following bases: (a) that the
certification was not in fact executed h\\ he 1 Cer lying officer or other officer of applicant approved by
DCA; or (b) that applicant's environmental review record for the project indicates omission of a
required decision finding or step applicable to the project in the environmental review process.

Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedure (24 C.F.R. part
58) and may be addressed to DCA, Florida Department of Community Affairs, Bureau of
Community Development, 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100.
Obicctiio to the removal of environmental conditions on bases other than stated above will not be
considered by DCA.


Gary Dopson,
Mayor of Macelenny/
Environmental Certifying Officer


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BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME MLS# 395763 Beautiful 5.01
acres in a HM only subdivision located off of Bradford Hwy, on
cul-de-sac, located minutes from shopping, school & interstate.
$108,000
SHORT SALE MLS# 396586 Charming all 3,000sf all brick
HM w/walk-in closets & a glorious Master suite; backs up to a
preserve and all in a great neighborhood. $265,000
PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS MLS# 336373 Perfect land for new
development in this corner lot, .90acre, vacant land just walking
distance from Keller Intermediate school. $125,000
BRING YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS MLS# 36223BYou can have
more then one home on this piece of land; 28.54 acres on paved
road frontage, partially cleared for houses, horses & cows. Zoned
1 HM per 7.5acres. $556,530
ROOM FOR POOL & ANIMALS MLS# 396688 All brick new
construction on 1.1 acres, spacious fireplace, FML LVG/DNG RM,
sep BRKFST area. Just got to see! $273,900


118 E Macclenny Avenue Macclenny, FL 32063
Address


1395 Chaffee Road

South, Jacksonville

904.772.9800


TIRED OF LOOKING IN CLASSIFIEDS?- MLS# 396631 Stop here
and call to own this 3BR/3.5BA 2,359sf two story brick & wood
siding house. Includes large rooms, formal entrance, formal
dining room, living room w/sep family room. $235,000
GET YOUR CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING MLS# 380002 Take a
look at this nice private 7.5 acres, shady lot partially cleared T-
shape lot w/paved RD access from CR-130. $115,000
BEAUTIFUL 9.5 ACRES- MLS# 370994 Looking for land? Give us
a call for this 9.5 acres at this great price of $119,500
BUILDER'S PERSONAL HOME MLS# 385551 Concrete block
w/synthetic Stucco & stone in this absolutely breathtaking
3BR/2.5BA, ceramic tile and gas fireplace w/thermostat home.
Call to see! $375,000
DESIRABLE FIND MLS# 388358 Immaculate 4BR/3BA 2,480sf
heated HM sitting on 5.14acres, 4 stall barn, feed & tack RM,
entire property is fenced & cross fenced. $399,999


NOT JUST ANOTHER "SOUTHERN BELL" MLS#
401101 Enjoy country living & bring horses here. A
superb 5BR/3BA 2,418sf HM includes 11.5 X 37.2 FL
room overlooking stone patio, hot tub & all on 3 acres.
$329,000
FOLLOW THE ROAD TO HOME OWNERSHIP MLS#
400654 Here is a gorgeous home to make your own. Sits
on 2.5acres, tastefully landscaped, formal dining room,
family room, breakfast nook, large kitchen, MSTR BR
w/garden tub for spoiling yourself. $299,999
THE FISHING IS NICE- MLS # 371003 Your dreams can
come true in this 3BR/2BA 1,834sf brick HM on 1 acre;
Features pride of ownership, LRG open FLR plan, LRG kit
w/oak cabinets & appliances included. The Country Calls!
$245,900
CALL ALL DEVELOPERS! MLS# 394597 Prime 51.87
acres w/single-wide MBL/HM, 1232sf LVG space & above
ground pool w/decking; high & dry property, zoned AG
7.5 property is covered in LRG Oak, Magnolia & Pine
trees. $420,000
BRING ALL OFFERS/SELLERS MOTIVATED MLS#
394461 West Glen Estates, 10 acres, zoned for houses
only, high & dry property, adorned w/ Oak trees &
luscious greenery. $118,000
DON'T WAIT FOR THE COWS TO COME HOME MLS#
394430 Call to be the proud owner of this 3BR/2BA
1,584sf property; triple wide MBL/HM sits on 4.62 acres
under large mature Oak trees, partially cleared comer
lot. $139,000
CONVENIENT & PRIVATE MLS# 394478 Only $3,000
per acre, investors & developers must see; located in
beautiful Glen St. Mary, one of the fastest growing
counties of FL, endless possibilities! $295,000
SIMPLE IRRESISTIBLE! MLS# 395751 Folks are lining
up to see this beauty! 3BR/2BA 2,928sf, all brick custom
built on .50acre; perfectly manicured, solar heating, in-
ground pool and so much more! $330,000
PICTURE PERFECT & PRICED REDUCED MLS#
390299 Over 1,800sf heated in this beautiful country HM
w/3BR/2BA sitting on 1.2 acres. Home has appealing
foyer entrance w/LRG open floor plan, partially fenced
w/circular front DR. $249,900


Concurrent Notice
Notice to Public of No Significant Effect on the Environment And
Notice to Public for Removal of Environmental Conditions


(904)779-5786

RS 1-800-662-8897
) Toll Free


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday November 22, 2007 Page 12


What's out there in the woods ? ?


(From page 1)
ing Corporation.
Reports of sightings have
also appeared on The Drudge
Report, now giving the incident
worldwide Internet coverage.
An orangutan? Bigfoot? The
Taylor Wild Man? All this up-
roar over what the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Commission is
now saying was probably just
an "orange phase" fox squirrel,
the largest species of squirrel in
North America. Fox squirrels
can reach two feet in length, not
including the bushy, orange tail
and weigh up to two pounds.
Baker County animal control
officer Tina Thomas visited the
location of the sighting and used
binoculars to look at the animal
high in a tree. She suggested it
might be an orangutan.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission sent
investigator Ken Holmes to the
scene. No positive identification
of the animal was made at the
time. Mr. Holmes later stated
that he would "be astonished if
the animal were an orangutan"
since its reported nocturnal be-
havior was not like that of a pri-
mate.
"More than likely it's a large


fox squirrel," he said.
Tell that to Windy Tyson, who
lives in the Hills of Glen devel-
opment. She initially reported
being awakened during the ear-
ly morning hours to hear loud
screeching and howling outside
her home. To her, it sounded like
a monkey.
About-the same time, another
Baker County resident whose
property backs.up to the Little
St. Marys River reported hearing
something in the darkness out-
side her home about 12:30 am.
Startled and curious, she raised
her second-floor bedroom win-
dow, hoping to hear it again. The
creature shrieked once more.
"It was an ungodly sound,"
she said in a telephone inter-
view.
The Baker county resident
who first reported seeing the
creature and prefers to remain
anonymous, spotted the animal
on his property the morning af-
ter Ms. Tyson heard its noctur-
nal calls. While working out in
his barn, he saw it from about 20
yards away beside a dog pen.
He believes the animal may
have been attracted to the scent
of several boxes of donuts in
the back of his truck. He went
to investigate and watched as it


climbed to the top of a tall tree
nearby.
"I can tell you that it was not
a squirrel," he declared. "It abso-
lutely was a red spider monkey.
Some of them get really large. It
weighed between 40-50 pounds
and had a very long tail.
Obviously not an orangutan,
then. Orangutans are apes, not
monkeys and do not have tails.
Bo Canaday, among the group
of people called over to observe,
didn't see the animal himself
due to his cataracts.
"I can tell you from all the
comments I heard that whatever
it was, it was definitely 'monkey
looking,'" he said.
More reports of strange nois-
es in the night have followed,
as recent as November 14. One
resident, who doesn't want his
identity or location revealed to
discourage trespassers and curi-
osity seekers on his property, re-
ported something "calling" from
the tree behind his home. He
has heard similar sounds before
made by monkeys in the jungles


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of Central and South America
where he has spent time. To him,
what was up his tree was no ani-
mal native to the woods of Baker
county.
"My dogs were going crazy
in their pens. I could tell some-
thing was moving around in
the tree branches," he said. "It
jumped from the branches and
landed on the tin roof of a dog
pen directly underneath. Only
something large and heavy could
have made the noise it did when
it hit the roof."
Fish and Wildlife employees
have since set up a culvert trap
on the property and left fruit for
bait. As of late Sunday after-
noon, nothing had been caught.
There have been reports of
other odd activity. Several resi-
dents in the area have noticed
the fruit being stripped from
their Persimmon trees, virtually
overnight. Persimmons have
been added to the bait in the trap
in hopes of luring the animal
back and catching it.
All sightings and reports of
noise have taken place within a
1 mile radius area bisected by
the little St. Mary's River.
Sightings of unusual animals

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are not unheard of in Baker
County. Several years ago, nu-
merous Glen St. Mary residents
reported seeing a strange crea-
ture crossing Hwy 125 late at
night. One resident, Mark Lyons,
described the creature as having
reddish, orange fur, short fore-
arms and walking upright.
"I know I saw something out
of the ordinary," Mr. Lyons said.
"The next thing I knew there
were reports of a Killer Kanga-
roo on the loose. I can under-
stand why some people don't


want their identities revealed.
You can set yourself up for a lot
of ridicule."
The mystery animal was the
topic of conversation among
some patrons of Fraser's Cor-
ner Cafe in Glen St. Mary dur-
ing lunch November 19. When
asked what she would do if she
spotted the creature up in one
of her trees, Christine Potter de-
clared without hesitation: "Why
honey, I know exactly what I'd
do. I'd run like all hell.'


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Family health care provided

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FAST SERVICE BY DAVE TAYLOR MADE HOMES, INC. ANGEL AQUA, INC.
Inside: cabinets, finish trim General Contractor Water softeners Iron filters
Outside: siding, soffits, pool decks Specializing in custom homes, City or well systems
Licensed & Insured Commercial work, re-models, Chlorine Removal
259-6518 home inspections, repairs & roofing. Sales Rentals Service Repairs
11/22c No job to big or to small Salt delivery
C.F. WHITE SEPTIC 24 hour service Total water softeners supplies
TANK SERVICES Call Mark at 797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny
N se s 259-5880 259-6672
New systems & repairs 904-759-7094 7/15tfc
Field dirt Top soil
Bulldozer & backhoe work 11/1-12/6p JKS CUSTOM TRIM, INC.
u er ae ROGER RAULERSON Doors, Windows, crown molding,
Culverts installed WELL DRILLING Wood shelving, decks, etc.
275-2474 2" and 4" wells Licensed & Insured
509-0930 cell '259-5785
Call Roger or Roger Dale 259-5785.
12/7tfc 259-7531 321-624-1492
KC EARTHMOVERS 11/15-11/29p
Road construction Licensed d ADVANCED CUT & CLEAN
Clearing ~ Excavation Family owned & operated e c & C l
AnnFull service lawn care
Are Ca aa 4/3tfce


Equipment Hauling
Culvert pipe
Driveway installation
904-275-4960
10/26tfc


PERSONAL TOUCH
CLEANING SERVICE
Commercial ~ residential
Many references on request
30 years experience
259-5782 or 655-9219
8/23-2/14p


CREATIVE CABINETS
AND COUNTERTOPS
New construction or
Remodel your kitchen or bath
For the holidays
Free estimates
904-389-2800
11/22-29p


UAItWAY fI-l
CONTROL, INC.
259-3808
All types of pest control
Call Eston, Shannon, Bry
Bill or Philip
Beverly Monds, Owner


NETTLES TREE SERVICE
Tree removal stump grinding
.Firewood
Licensed & Insured
Free estimates
Call Thomas D. Nettles
386-496-3749
386-867-1506 cell
11/22-12/133p
FILL DIRT
Culverts installed
Tim Johnson
259-2536
5/1 1tfc


A & R TRUSS
Engineered trusses for your new
Home Barn Shed Etc.
Free estimates
259-3300
Lic.#RC0067003 12/23


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Heating* Air Electrical service
Il Licensed and Insured
'an 259-0893
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r Lic. #RA13067193,
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* Carpet cleaning by Carpet Butler"
Exterior pressure washing
904-219-0480
11/15tfc


PEACOCK PAINTING, INC.
Professional painting
Pressure washing
Interior exterior
Residential commercial
Fully insured Locally owned
25 years experience
259-5877
7/28tfc
SMR IMPROVEMENTS, INC
Commercial & residential
Design/build
Yours plans or our plans
George Bryan Rhoden
259-9250
904-813-3091
259-5640 fax


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WASHING
Houses Driveways Sidewalks
Kelly Dobson, owner
904-813-5526
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APPLIANCE DOCTOR
Air conditioners Heat pumps
Major appliances*
24 hour, 7 day emergency service!
Call Vince Farnesi,
Owner-Operator
259-2124
7/1tfc
BUG OUT SERVICE
Since 1963
Residential and Commercial
Pest control
Lawn and Shrub care
Termite protection
Damage repair guarantees
Free estimates Call today!
Sentricon Colony
Elimination System
259-8759
. 2/17tfc
MACGLEN
BUILDERS, INC.
Design / Build
Your plans or our plans
Bentley Rhoden -
904-259-2255
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We do roofing
New roofs ~ roof repairs
Roof replacement ~ roof inspections
Call Tim Combs, owner
259-2563


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New roofs Roof repairs
Roof replacement
Free estimates
259-7892
9/9tfc
CARPET CLEANING
2 rooms & hall $69.95
5 rooms & hall $129.95
www.lwantmycarpetscleaned:com
386-755-9200
9/20-12/13p


THE OFFICE MART
Oils, acrylics, watercolors,
canvases, drawing pads
& much more!
110 South Fifth Street
259-3737


CANADAY CONSTRUCTION/
CANADAY TRUCKING
Complete site & underground
utility contractor
We sell:
Fill dirt starting at $95 per.load
Slag rock
Land clearing ponds demolition
904-219-8094
904-275-3140
Lic.#CU-C057126 8/16-2/7/07
COGGIN HANDYMAN &
HOME IMPROVEMENTS
No job too large or small
Douglas M. Coggin
Licensed & insured
728-6163 cell
259-3272 home
11/8-12/27p
LARRY WESTFALL
CORPORATION
Roofing
Free estimates
259-8700
CCC046197 5/27tfc
SANDS TRUCKING & LAND
DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Fill dirt ~ Millings Slag
Land clearing Fish ponds
Cultivating Bush hog
Retotiller w/tractor
Roads built
Houses/buildings demo
Inground pools demo
904-445-8836 days
904-653-2493 evenings
6/29tfc


RONNIE SAPP
WELL DRILLING &
SEPTIC TANKS
Well drilling
Water softeners & iron filters
New septic systems
Drain field repairs
259-6934
.We're your water experts
Celebrating our 31st year
in business.
Credit cards gladly accepted
Fully licensed & insured
Florida & Georgia


KONNIE'S KLEAR POOLS
We build in-ground pools
We sell and install
DOUGHBOY above-ground pools
Service Renovations* Cleaning
Repairs Chemicals Parts
698-E West Macclenny Ave.
(next to Raynor's Pharmacy)
Fall & winter hours
Wednesday-Friday
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am 2:00 pm
259-5222


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WOODS TREE
SERVICE
Tree removal Light hauling
Stump removal
We haul or buy junk cars and trucks
We sell horses
Licensed Insured
Free estimates
24 hour service
Call Danny
1-904-222-5054
or
912-473-2469
Jesus is the Only Way
11/16/06-11/16/07


Public Hearing Announcement
The Baker County Board of Commissioners will
hold a regularly scheduled Commission meeting on
December 4, 2007 in Olustee, Florida at the Olustee
Fire Station, 5644 LuLu Road. The meeting will be
conducted as usual, however the Commissioners in-
vite public comments in regards to a request by Av-
ery Roberts of Roberts Land and Timber Investment
Corporation for potential closing of a public railroad
crossing (Ocean Street) in Olustee. The meeting will
begin at 5:00 pm. For further information contact the
Baker County Board of Commissioners office at 259-
3613.


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Lauren Maynard

Maynard named

a Top Fla. Scholar
The Florida Department of
Education has named Lauren
Michelle Maynard as a Bright
Futures Academic Top Scholar
for the 2007 graduating class.
To be selected, a student must
be the highest ranked Florida
Academic Scholar recipient in
the county they last attended
high school. Rank is based on
grade point average and com-
posite SAT/ACT scores. In ad-
dition to the Florida Academic
Scholars award, the top scholar
receives $1500 annually.
Lauren graduated as saluta-
torian with the BCHS class of
2007 and is currently attending
Florida State University major-
ing in applied and computation-
al mathematics.
She is the daughter of Paula
Hayes of Macclenny and Jerry
Maynard of Niceville, FL.




School Lunch
MENU
November 26-30
Offered everyday:
Cold lunch plhre. JchFsalad or
pasta salad-w/wheat roll or
crackers and dessert
(when offered)
1% lowfat white milk
1/2% lowfat flavored milk
Orange juice
Mon., November 26
Breakfast: Pancake and sausage
on a stick, fruit juice and milk.
Lunch: Beefy vegetable soup w/
grilled cheese sandwich or ham,
macaroni & cheese casserole w/
homemade wheat roll, turnip
greens, creamy cole slaw, chilled
fruit choice.
Tues., November 27
Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, fruit
juice and milk.
Lunch: BBQ Ribbette on bun
or baked lasagna w/slice of
homemade Italian bread, garden
tossed salad, steamed green peas,
chilled fresh fruit, slice of home-
made carrot cake.
Wed., November 28
Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit
juice & milk.
Lunch: BBQ chicken or beef
nuggets both served with maca-
roni & cheese rotini, seasoned
cabbage, chilled fruit choice,
slice of cornbread, lowfat ice
cream cup.
Thurs., November 29
Breakfast: Cereal w/slice of
multi grain toast, fruit juice &
milk.
Lunch: Roast pork w/home-
made wheat roll or pizza burger
on bun, mashed potatoes w/gra-
vy, seasoned pole beans, chilled
fruit choice, homemade rice
pudding.
Fri., November 30
Breakfast: Pancakes w/syrup,
peach slices & milk.
Lunch: Shepherd's pie w/home-
made wheat roll or cold turkey
& cheese sandwich on bun, Let-
tuce 7 tomato slices, steamed
broccoli, baked potato rounds.



ALCOHOLICS
ANONYMOUS

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


School


Scholarship in

principal's name
After the outpouring of grief
at the tragic death of Westside
Elementary principal Kim Bran-
nan, many people have asked if
there is something more that they
could do to help honor her mem-
ory and commitment to educa-
tion in Baker County.
A scholarship fund is being
set up in her name with the Baker
County Educational Foundation.
The scholarship will be given to
high school seniors interested in
making education a career.
All gifts are tax deductible.
Please contact Ann Burch
(259-0428) at the district office
for more information.


School Calendar
Week of November 26-30
* Monday, November 26
BCHS: Basketball vs Fernandina
Beach(H).
* Tuesday, November 27
BCHS: Boys basketball @ Paxon
6:00 pm.Hi-Q @ Palm Coast.
Girls basketball vs Bradford (H).
MES. Terrific kids assembly 9:30
am, Cafeteria. WES: Panther Pals
& Kiwanis Terrific Kids. School
advisory council mtg. 6:30 pm.
* Wednesday, November 28
WES: Merrie Melodies 7:50 am
* Thursday, November 29
BCHS: Girls basketball @ West
Nassau; North FloridaHi-Q Divisional
Tournament. BCMS: Book Fair.
Basketball @ Hilliard. WES: Project
REACH.
* Friday, November 30
BCHS: Boysbasketball (H);Wrestling
Tournament @ Teny Parker. BCMS:
Book Fair. Acceleerated reading test
'due. KIS; School advisory council
mtg. 8:00 am. WES: Drama club mtg.
8:00 am. PK/K: Christmas proofs
back/picture money due.




L aecutyrs~o


BCMS band in

holiday concert
The Baker County Middle
School Band will be performing
a holiday concert on Thursday,
December 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the
school auditorium. Please come
and share an evening of holi-
day music and fun; admission is
free.
Donations are accepted for
new instruments. Also, congrat-
ulations go to the following band
students for being accepted into
the Southeast United States Mid-
dle School Honor Band: Dalton
Combs, Colton Butcher, Cody
Lancaster, Megan Powell, Bran-
don Smith and Crysta Hilton.


-- 4i-,, OPEN RESTORATION
"" November 12-December 13
)/ '"2 8 a.m.-6:30 p1m.
Monday-Thursday
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday
(all fees due by 3 p.m. December 13)

CASE 1STAT ANUAR 7.20


Celebrating 60 Years of Excellence in
Education and Service! ,,A


For more information:

(386) 754-4287


LCCC is an Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Institution


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