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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


Paid circulation leader Winner of 14 s7ate awards orjournalism excellence in 2007


78th Year, Vol. 36 Thursday, January 3, 2008 Macdenny, Florida 500


Growth plans



keying to 1-10


Effect on tragic load vital


GROWTH.
That was the big l
story of 2007.
More accurately,
the plans for large-
scale residential and
commercial projects
announced last year
grabbed the spotlight
of 2007's top stories.

Thanks mostly to the hous-
ing slump and the arduous ap-
proval process now required by
myriad state agencies, no actual
ground was broken by year's
end. However, 2008 could be a
different story.
Ed Preston, the county's
planning director, said the
county commission will get


to vote in 2008
for "thumbs-up
or thumbs down"
on the proposed
Cedar Creek de-
velopment west of
Glen St. Mary. The.
deadlines are set
for the DRI (devel-
dpment of regional
impact) are in
place and once the
county and other
agencies negotiate
the development
order, it goes to the
Regional Planning
Council and the
local board.
The Adrian
Group of Coral
Gables propos-
ing Cedar Creek
recently indicated


it was scaling it down to 6000
dwellings marketed for the "55
and over" market, down 1000
from the original plan for the
3012 acres north of US 90 and
west of Claude Harvey Rd.
That will avoid "concur-
rency" woes with the school
element of the plan since older
residents are not likely to flood
the Baker County district with
students.
"From a planner's set of
eyes, 2007 was fantastic," com-
mented Mr. Preston. "We work
on paper, and all the big proj-
ects [that have been proposed
for the area] are that just on
paper. It's real, but for the peo-
ple who get up and go to work
everyday, there's nothing there
yet to look at."
2007 brought news of other
major projects:
Dallas-based Jackson-
Shaw in late March proposed


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an industrial-com-
By mercial complex on
1225 acres at Trail-
lim ridge north of Inter-
state 10.
McGauley The Adar group
'ress Publisher announced a simi-
lar project east of
Sanderson, also
bordering the interstate.
A third multi-use develop-
ment near the US 90-1-10 inter-
change west of Sanderson was
proposed by developer Avery
Roberts of Lake Butler.
And it's Interstate 10, the
same artery that many believed
the key to future growth in Bak-
er County, that is turning out to
be a major hindrance getting all
four projects approved.
The Florida Department of
Transportation, which has now
.a major say in what goes where,
is taking the position. that four-
lanes of I-10 simply cannot ac-
commodate increased traffic
from a Cedar Creek or a major
industrial park.


The state balks
at new interchang-
es above the five
that currently ex-
ists between the
Nassau and Co-
lumbia .: county
lines, and the per-
son in charge of
planning for the
DOT district be-
lieves the county
has to plan for
other major con-
nectors besides.
the interstate and
parallel US 90.
"The biggest
areas of challeng-
es are the impacts
on Interstate 10,"
states James G.
Bennett, a civil


engineer in charge of urban
transportation development
and himself a Baker County
resident.
"It's not in anybody's fi-
nancial feasibility plan to add
capacity. Development has im-
pact, and we have to deal with
it. We don't have the funding
to six-lane [1-10] from US 301
west."
The Baker County strand
of the interstate is, at least for
now, designated by the state.for
a "rural level of service," which
means a diminished traffic load
than closer in to Jacksonville.
Unless that can be changed to
an "urban level," DOT isn't
likely to sign off on major de-
velopment.
"Sometimes its a Catch-22;
you have to get the develop-
ment in before they can pay
their share of new infrastruc-
ture, or you get the infrastruc-
ture before the development,"
explained Mr. Bennett. Strin-
gent new laws mandating de-
velopers pay a large part of road
and other improvements have
DOT's hands tied, he added.
Sometime this year, Mac-
clenny should find out if the
lack of alternate routes off and
on I-10 will stifle approval of
the proposed Baker County
Commons commercial center
at the northeast corner of the
interstate and SR 228.
The new Wal-Mart Super-
center opened early this year,
(See page 2)


Temperatures plummet

The local emergency management office is urging Baker County
residents to prepare for sharply colder temperatures and subfreezing
Wind chills this week. An arctic air mass plunged southward from
Canada on New Year's Day.
Freeze watches have been issued for the mid-week period across
much of the state. Wind chill readings plummeted on Tuesday night
and Wednesday as a high pressure center over the Great Plains fun-
neled strong northwesterly winds into Florida. Subfreezing tempera-
tures were expected in Baker County and other portions of north and
central Florida by Wednesday morning.
As winds gradually subsided on Wednesday evening, the coldest.
weather of the winter season thus far is expected statewide. A hard
freeze is likely across north Florida with subfreezing temperatures
possibly extending into central and interior south Florida by Thurs-
day morning.
"This arctic blast is going to feel even colder because of the recent
near record warmth in north Florida during the past weekend," said
Adam Faircloth of the county's OEM. "Residents need to be prepared
for this freeze, keeping in mind that tender vegetation may be extra
sensitive to the forecast rapid temperature drop."
"Residents need to remember the 'Five P's' of cold weather safety,"
said Mr. Faircloth. "They are: protecting people, protecting plants,
protecting pets, protect exposed pipes and practice fire safety.
He also recommended the following important safety measures:
Stay indoors and use safe heating sources.
VBe aware of the fire danger from space heaters and candles, keep
such devices away from all flammable materials such as curtains and
furniture, and install recommended smoke and carbon-monoxide de-
tectors
V Do not use charcoal or other fuel-burning devices, such as grills
that produce carbon monoxide, indoors. Install at least one carbon
monoxide detector per floor in your home.
For more information concerning cold weather preparedness, visit
the emergency management website at: www.bakerfl.org/eoc
Walmart employee Charles Carroll of Sanderson bundled up against frigid wind
January 2. PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN



'07crime: was it more like everywhere else?'


-One .of several sheriff's-department;irin
vestigators and deputies milling about the
scene last April verbalized what everyone
else was thinking.
"It's getting to be like everywhere else
around here."
"Everywhere else" meant a higher rate
of violent crime, and "around here" meant
- Baker County.
The "scene" was outside the double-
wide mobile home off SR 121 the night of
April 10, 2007 shortly after Thomas Wilk-
erson, 33, killed his pregnant wife Jennifer,
25, and their unborn child before killing


himself. - *
It's a familiar scenario in other, larger
counties, including the fact that Mrs. Wilk-
erson had earlier obtained a protection order
after months of confrontations and threats.
The wife told the court her husband
turned violent when drunk, and feared he
would carry out his verbal threats.
She was right.
Before 2007 went into the history books,
two more violent murders occurred in Bak-
er County.
A Yulee teen visiting the area June 1
was brutally raped and murdered west of


Glen St. Mary by.Brock Morris-,32-,auigh,
school dropout said to be of "diminished
mental capacity" but crazed by drugs and
alcohol.
He led police to the shallow grave of
Hope Norman, 16, who had been left alone
at the trailer home of Mr. Morris by her
mother and another acquaintance. The de-
fendant received two life sentences after
pleading guilty to both crimes in August.
Bryan Cranford, 15, of Sanderson was
in custody at year's-end, charged with kill-
ing his 56-year-old father the night of De-
(See page 2)


'Got Art? Got Music?' is couple's way of


giving something back to the community


BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
Marlene and Gary Murch
of Macclenny daily experience
the four important passions in
their life: music, art, children
and animals. The Murches are
natives of Massachusetts and
relocated to Florida almost
four years ago.
Ms. Murch is a former pro-
fessional singer, a vocal iistruc-
tor, and until recently; taught
art in Duval County schools.
She has worked in art therapy
with children cancer patients
and taught decorative furniture
painting to adults.
Husband Gary, a graduate
of the Berkeley School of Mu-
sic in Boston, is a music teach-
er at W. E. Cherry Elementary
School in Clay County. He also
performs as a member of the
Jacksonville University orches-
.tra for which he plays double
bass.
Both the Murches performed
for many years in the band Saf-
fire, entertaining at wedding
and corporate functions.
The couple recently com-
pleted a project at their home
which allows them to nurture
all their passions simultane-
ously. Their garage has been
converted into a music and art
studio, and a regular stream


Creating wonderful mixed media flower studies with teacher Marlene Murch are Lauren Kellel; Lauren Steinmeyer and Christie
Keller.
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN


of students now flows in and
out. Ms. Murch handles the
art classes as well as vocal les-
sons, and husband Gary is at
the helm of the music instruc-
tion classes.
Brochures inspired by the
popular Got Milk? magazine


advertisement campaign de-
scribe the programs they offer
at their studio. It's called Got
Art? Got Music? and features
an eye-catching illustration
of a cow happily grazing in a
setting of flowers, birds and a
shining sun.


According to Ms. Murch,
their studio project is their way
of giving back to the commu-
nity they have come to love
by making art and music in-
struction available locally and
eliminating long commutes to
(See page 2)


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"From a planner's
set of eyes, 2007
was fantastic. We
work on paper, and
all the big projects
are that just on
paper. It's real, but for
the people who get
up and go to work
everyday, there's
nothing there yet to
look at."
Planning Director
Ed Preston


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Top crimes in 2007 Bugaboo'
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(frompage l)
cember 2 with a crossbow.
'IAuthorities, believe David J.
Cranford bled to..death on the
living room floor of an unoc-
cupied double-wide beside their
residence off Sanderson Circle.
The son and father had a trou-
bled past, and there arose fol-
lowing the arrest suspicions of
abuse and violence. The son in
recent months had been charged,
with a number of theft-related
crimes.
Just before Thanksgiving,
two Macclenny housemates
were charged with felony child
abuse after 7-year-old Sean
Gibson was found starving and
wandering around the parking
lot of a Kissimmee, Fla. resort.
He weighed but 37 pounds and
bore physical signs of sustained
abuse at the hands of Suzette
Stevenson, 45, and Jamie Mar-
tin, 26, both of whom implicated
the other following their arrests.
They remain in jail charged


Interstate

load crucial

(frompage 1)
resulting in a significantly in-
creased traffic load in the vicin-
ity.
DOT will have something to
say about development of an-
other large parcel, this one at the
northeast corer of the I-10 and
SR 121 interchange. The Knabb
family owns it, and is shopping
it for a "big box" store like a
Lowe's.
Meanwhile, the housing
slump that has choked the indus-
try nationwide in 2007 slowed
down planned subdivisions of a
smaller scale or, as in the case of
Greystone in east Glen St. Mary,
brought the project to a halt after
a builder opted out.
"We've been lucky with the
downturn," said planner Mr.
Preston. "It's given us some time,
and we've laid down some really
good plans that will help us grow
the way the county commission
and the people of Baker County
want us to grow."
His department in 2007 com-
pleted master utility, transporta-
tion and storm water plans to be
incorporated into the county's
Comprehensive Plan.


with aggravated abuse, and the / i; JLV r LIJIA4
boy is said to be doing well in J
the custody of the Department '
of Children and Families' "' a r
Authorities believe Ms:.Ste. .. ,
venson obtained custody of It'll be a long time bef
Sean by fraudulent means in
St m we forget that afternoon in M
California, then moved him to t s
Macclenny when she met Ms. w t s from the Bu
Macclenny wen he e met Ms. boo Scrub Fire of 2007 blank
Martin over the Internet. ed southeast Baker County in
Baker County residents dur- eerie brown-grey haze that i
ing 2007 got a greater dose of 15 or so minutes reduced v
what it feels like to have their ability to near-zero.
identities, stolen, either via pur- On the other hand, we'd li
loined credit cards or on-line to forget that an event as sign
to forget that an event as signi
Police learned of several such
cant as a wildfire that destroy
cases each month, usually when 5 r
victims received monthly state- near 125,000 acres of pub
victims received monthly state- land had the ridiculous name
ments or attempted to purchase "Bugaboo."
something on credit.
Property crimes along with It got its name from a swa
Property crimes, along with in south Georgia where the fi
crimes of violence, did not abate started early that moth wi
during 2007 the majority of lightning strike
them fueled by the drug trade or Lack of rain and a south wi
alcohol abuse. The number of
alcohol abuse. The number of drove the fire head into Bak
people found dead or in critical County on May 8, and the wi
condition from drug overdoses ended up mercifully turning
increased during the year, most southwestward from the Tayl
of them ingesting legally pre- and Baxter communities into
scribed drugs or from mixing le- vast forest owned by both t
thal "cocktails" of prescription state and federal governments
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'GotArt? GotMusiccouple gives back...
(frompage 1) youngsters to finish with their were unaware of."
Jacksonville for similar oppor- lessons. The French doors al- Mr. Murch developed his
tunities. low an occasional glimpse at the program, Musical Choices 101
Last year, Ms. Murch was classroom activities. Think/Create, based on the
moved by the comments of According to Ms. Much, this way he believes children best
Johnathan Lohr, who gradu- arrangement works well.,Parents learn music .-in. groups. For
ated from BCHS in 2006 and can see what is going on in the instance, the five weeks of les-
has gone on to attend Savan- classroom without their pres- sons are divided into categories:
'nah College of Art and Design. ence being a distraction. getting started, naming sounds,
Johnathan, who. formerly lived "I am working with a group thinking music and learning
in Jacksonville and had enjoyed of home-schooled children cur- new songs. Singing and speak-
art classes at the Cummer Mu- rently," said Ms. Murch. "And I ing patterns are taught and stu-
seum, had found himself with no also take individual students for dents try different instruments
opportunity for art activities for private instruction." until they find one that suits
a number of years after his fam- Ms. Murch also travels to them. The final lesson is a group
ily moved to Baker County. It other locations to teach art. She jam session.
was not until he began attending hopes to soon be able to conduct Musical Choice 102 introduc-
high school that art was regu- some classes for seniors at the es students to the skill of learn-
larly offered in the public school Council on Aging's headquar- ing to read music, which accord-
curriculum. ters in Macclenny. ing to Mr. Murch, is not being
"I thought it so unfortunate On this day she is working taught in many public schools.
that the younger children in the with her home-schooled students Ms. Murch is excited about her
area had no art opportunities," who are completing a mixed me- beginning singers, too. The four
said Ms. Murch. "That's when dia art project involving oil pas- young girls in the vocal group
my husband and I started con- tels and tempera paints. Several recently gave a small Christmas
sidering offering art and music young girls at one table work in- concert at Wells Nursing Home.
instruction at our home." tently on a study of potted flow- As a child, Ms. Murch lived
The Murches got to work con- ers and each drawing is a small briefly in Florida near St. Au-
verting their garage into a studio masterpiece of color and texture. gustine, and through the years
off Woodlawn Rd., and after a The bright, happy images liter- returned to visit. She always
couple months work they laid ally jump off the paper. Parents knew she would wanted to live
the new floor together and put of locally home-schooled chil- in the Sunshine State again
on the finishing touches. They dren have found the classes, to some day.
installed windows and French be beneficial. Art instruction is "A place to ride and keep
doors to allow lots of natural sometimes not covered in the horses and some space for our
light to infiltrate the space. This home-school curriculum be- dogs to run was a big draw to
is a great asset for the budding cause parents don't feel qualified the area," said Ms. Murch. "We
artists who busily draw and paint or have any idea how to teach it. are great animal lovers. And this
at the studio work tables. It pro- "Today I'm excited about the area gets the least impact from
vides an uplifting atmosphere fact that two of my students, hurricanes. And most important,
when children are participating Johnathan Jordan and Lee Doyle we love making the art and mu-
in the music instruction, are being promoted to the inter- sic opportunities available to the
During temperate weather, mediate level," she said. "This children."
parents can visit with each other introductory level instruction To contact Marlene or Gary
as they wait at picnic table in a obviously stimulated some natu- Murch about art or music in-
pleasant outdoor setting for their ral talent the two boys had, but struction, call 904-653-1737.


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IMPRESSIONS
JIMMcGAULEY

Looking back over the past
twelve months, as many forms
of media are wont to do in late
December or early January, I
chose "growth" as the hot topic
of 2007.
Well, not exactly growth, but
lots of talk about growth.
We entered the year talking
about what Baker County would
be like if someone really did
develop 7000 new residences
west of Glen St. Mary.
We were a bit flattered some
of us anyway that this area was
being seriously considered as
having growth potential.
Some, of course, cringed at the
idea of 20,000 or so more residents
in the Glen St. Mary-Macclenny
corridor. Many of them are from
other, more crowded environs,
and came to Baker County to get
away from the buzz.
There were comments along
that line during the Cedar Creek
public hearing when the county
commission sent the developer
back to the table to do more
homework. But not that many,
compared to what it could have
been.
Most people, the writer in-
cluded, were more concerned
that the county do it right, rather
than not do it at all.
This year will bring anoth-
er, more crucial chapter in the
Cedar Creek saga. As the coun-
ty's planning director noted this
week, the county commission
will sometime this year have
the opportunity to vote it "up or
down."
Many of us feel [hopefully
rightly] that the county's lead-
ership corps, from the commis-
sion to the administration, is in
the best shape it's ever been to
tackle an issue as complex and


Holton's


portrayal


is negative
Dear Editor:
The media is trying to portray
of Carlos Holton in a negative
image. Carlos was the same on
the field as he was off the field.
Just because he made one bad
decision doesn't make him a bad
person.
My mother raised my brother
and I the same, and I wouldn't
change her teaching if I could. So
Mom, don't hang your head low,
because you did an outstanding
job in raising us and this could
have happened to anyone's fam-
ily.
There is no need to feel bad
because this is the Lord's way of
showing Carlos how easy.it is to
get caught up in trouble. It also
shows him that if he wants some-
thing, he has to work hard to get
it and just as hard to keep it.
To all the children who looked
up to Carlos, don't take this as a
negative thing. You should con-
tinue to pursue your dreams and
realize when you achieve them,
don't take it for granted because
you may not have another shot at
them.
Don't worry about Carlos be-
cause he is going to be okay. Take
this as a lesson and learn from it.
To the family of the other al-
leged suspects: Keep your faith.
This incident goes to show you
how you can work your whole
life trying to be something and in
a blink of an eye, it's gone.
Latoya Holton
Carlos Holton's sister-Sanderson


E----l.


new as the Cedar Creek DRI.
We'll see.
The complexity of a DRI
[development of regional im-
pact] application, coupled with
the slowdown of the housing
market, may turn out to be a
blessing to Baker County in the
long run.
As the planning director Mr.
Preston pointed out in an inter-
view this week, the past year
gave the county time to flesh out
key growth planning in areas
like waste water, transportation
and utilities.
These are not "sexy" top-
ics, and leave -most people with
glazing eyes and wide yawns,
but this is the stuff of growth.
If it isn't done, or done poorly,
Baker County will be far from
a "sexy" place to call home in
2025.
What becomes clear at year's
end is the role Interstate 10 is
already playing on determining


what growth comes here, and
how big it is.
The Department of Trans-
portation, said its chief area
planner James Bennett, doesn't
want to appear "anti-growth"
but has its hands statutorily tied
when it says I-10 cannot go past
a certain traffic load.
Throw a Cedar Creek or two
new and large industrial parks
in the mix, and that's what will
happen. The same holds true to
a lesser extent with large com-
mercial development at or near
the interchanges at SRs 228 and
121, and CR 125 at Glen St.
Mary.
The law since 2005 says
developers have to front a "pro-
portionate share" of the esti-
mated added traffic load. That's
expensive stuff.
So it's probably safe to say
that "growth" was not 2007's
biggest story, but what's leading
up to it certainly was.


Sunday alcoholsale ban


reflects county h eritage


Dear Editor:
Recently a staff writer of The
Baker County Press offered an
opinion which was boldly head-
lined "No legitimate reasons for
ban on alcohol sales." I have
a strong opinion that there are
many legitimate reasons for
keeping our Sundays free of al-
cohol sales,
First, let me begin with the
practical/pragmatic reasons: Al-
cohol is dangerous and
destructive. Alcohol is by far the
most abused drug in American
society and the most costly to our
society. As a pastor, I deal almost
weekly with the pains of broken
lives and broken families due
to alcohol-related issues. How
widespread is the problem?
The National Institute of Drug
Abuse, a government agency, re-


Hurricanes over snowstorms


The weather predictions
Tuesday night had temperatures
plunging into the upper teens and
that got me to thinking about the
one time in my
life I had to se- TH E
riously face the T L
possibility that P
I could freeze PO
to death.
It was in Feb- KELLEY L
ruary during -
a trip to Colo-
rado, my one and perhaps only
visit to the Centennial State.
I flew out to visit my boy-
friend who was spending the
week there on a work assign-
ment. On a day when he was free
we decided to leave Denver and
drive up to the ski resort in Vail.
We departed one morning in a
small, red rental car with cups of
coffee and a map. I was bundled
up against the cold as best as my
civilian clothing would allow.
I'm from the south and snow,
on the rare occasions it appears,
might be a half-inch of fluffy
powder that lingers for a day and
starts to disappear the moment
the sun comes out. I was cold
and I couldn't get warm. Trying
to be pleasant when your feet are
blue is not an easy task.
We drove through increasing-
ly twisting roads in the Rocky
Mountains that were brown and
devoid of life, under skies that
were growing steadily darker.
The snow began to come down
so thick that visibility dropped
to about ten feet. For two hours
we pushed along the narrow,


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twisting roads, ascending higher
and higher. I never saw a single
gas station, or anything else for
that matter, and the snow was
coming down
A C so hard I began
to imagine the
worst.
CH I could just
see the headlines
NNIGAN in bold type:
Young couple
lost in the bliz-
zard, found frozen to death in
each other's arms.
Roberto seemed unnaturally
cheerful, given the potential
gravity of the situation. Perhaps
he realized that if he showed any
doubts, I would panic. The ten-
sion began to get to me.
Then suddenly we rounded a
bend and saw fuzzy red lights
glowing through the blur of
wind-driven snow like an emer-
gency flare.
The lights came into focus,
and to my astonishment they
formed the word PIZZA..
We had reached the only vis-
ibly inhabited place in a vast
landscape which appeared to be
decidedly uninhabited.
There were three cars in the
parking lot of the two-room
clapboard restaurant attached at
a precarious angle to the side of
the mountain. On the one hand
it looked like it could break free
and pitch its contents down into
the ravine at the next strong blast
of wind.
On the other hand, it looked
warm inside and at that mo-


ment not freezing to death in a
blizzard was paramount on my
agenda.
The waitress greeted us
sweetly and settled us at a table.
Several other patrons who ap-
peared to be regulars at the diner
were watching a wall-mounted
television and contentedly hav-
ing lunch. They seemed uncon-
cerned that the beginnings of a
second Ice Age were going on
outside the rickety walls.
The pizza was wonderful,
the coffee was hot and it was
warm and toasty inside. I began
to relax. From our waitress, we
learned that we didn't have much
farther to go to reach Vail and
that the weather was supposed to
break shortly.
I began to relax and actually
enjoy myself. An hour and a half
later the storm broke and the sky
began to clear. We went on our
way.
We later drove home and
the snow-covered scenery glit-
tered like the images on a fancy
Christmas card. The next day the
blizzard-like conditions returned
and there was a 76 (this is not a
typo) car wreck on the highway.
It dominated the local television'
news for two days. I wasn't un-
happy to leave Colorado.
I'll take my chances in the
hurricane-prone Sunshine State.
I don't care how hard the wind
blows, just as long as it's warm.


ports 39.5% of all traffic fatalities
in 2004 are alcohol related. The
institute also reveals that ac-
cording to an annual survey of
US youth, three-fourths of 12th
graders, more than two-thirds of
10th graders and about two in
every five 8th graders have con-
sumed alcohol, and when ado-
lescents drink they tend to drink
excessively. Finally, the institute
states that the total national pub-
lic costs of alcohol abuse to our
society in 1995 was $167 billion
as compared to $110 billion for
all other drugs.
Any parent with concern for
his/her'children makes a practice
of removing potentially harmful
items from children for their pro-
tection such placing medicines
and cleaning materials beyond
their reach and locking guns in
cabinets. Therefore, it seems
quite legitimate to making alco-
hol more difficult to obtain on at
least one day a week.
Next, let us examine the cul-
tural reasons. Baker County
has a rich culture of traditional
conservative values. The blue
law of alcohol-free Sundays is
a part of our heritage in respect
to the overwhelming majority's
faith. The law does not restrict a
person from consuming alcohol
on Sunday, but simply restricts
its purchase within the county.
This is part of a proud culture
of our county and the current
residents must be very care-
ful about disrupting this culture
by outside forces. We must not
fool ourselves that the alco-
hol lobby wants what's best for
Baker Countyn.dn:. eality,i; they
could care less. This entire issue
is money-driven by restaurant
chains refusing to locate here be-
cause of the inability to sell alco-
hol on Sundays without regard to
our culture.
So be it. It is very legitimate
to carefully protect the com-
munity's culture from outside
forces. Once it is lost, it will not
be regained and it will become
an open door for more social and
cultural changes in the future.
Finally, as a pastor I must ad-
dress the spiritual issues. Over
the years God has blessed and
shown fvor on this county. Our
county has its problems and is-
sues (I deal with them daily), but
when examining the communi-
ties and counties around us we
have been blessed. We have a
strong cultural identity of the
Christian faith. We have liberties
and a pleasantness of life in this
county -that other areas have lost
and now can only hope for. We
have the privilege to pray over
our schools and public places. I
have lived in large metropolitan
areas and even smaller rural ar-
eas, but realized there is no other
place I would rather raise my
family than Baker County.
I believe without hesitation
these blessings come from the fa-
vor of our Lord who has honored
our county because we have hon-
ored Him. One of the ways we
have honored Him is,by showing
reverence to the Lord's day, Sun-
day, by keeping it alcohol-free.
Let us protect our community
and culture. Let us keep the faith
and seek God's favor.
John Raulerson, Pastor
Raiford Road Church
Macclenny


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, January 3, 2007 Page 4


Boyfriend assaults fiancee while


attempting to recover her ring

The sheriff's department ar- ter his girlfriend alleged he had began throwing things inside
rested a Macclenny man after beaten her with a fishing pole. the house, including a stroller,
his fiance accused him of grab- Leslie Starling said she and nearly hitting their son.
bing her by the neck and throw- Mr. Moore were arguing over Ms. Watson alleged that when
ing her onto a bed. the title to her vehicle. When she she tried to leave, her boyfriend
Margaret O'Neill told police couldn't find it, Ms. Starling al- grabbed her by the hair. The
December 28 that she was at the leged, Mr. Moore grabbed a fish- woman ran to CVS and called
Moose Lodge with boyfriend ing rod and used it.to hit her on her sister Glenda, and they then
Charles Long, 57, when the two her back several times. Deputy returned to their home to retrieve
began arguing and after they re- Thomas Dyal said Ms. Starling Lela's son.
turned home off SR 121 south, had several welts on her back. According to the girlfriend,
Mr. Long demanded she return Mr. Moore denied hitting his Mr. Sanders tried to take the boy
her engagement ring. girlfriend and accused her of from her and grabbed her sister
After she refused, Ms.O'Neill striking him first. There were by her hair.
said, her fiance grabbed her by two children present at the time Mr. Sanders told Deputy
the throat, pushed her onto a bed of the incident. Limbaugh that he had not hit his
and grabbed her arms in an ef- -Police arrested Macclenny girlfriend. The officer said in his
fort to take the ring from her. resident Steven Haller, 36, after report that Mr. Sanders smelled
Ms. O'Neill was able to break his wife accused him of severely of alcohol and had trouble main-
away, but when she tried to beating her. taining balance.
call police, Mr. Long allegedly Rebecca Haller told Deputy Deputies arrested a Bald-
broke her cell phone to prevent Matthew Riegel January 1 that win resident and a Macclenny
her from calling police, she was giving her husband a resident after they were found
When Deputy Wayne Lim- ride home when they began ar- fighting outside Mac's Liquors
baugh spoke with Mr. Long, he guing. After arriving home and December 28.
admitted to grabbing his fian- arguing some more, Ms. Haller Deputy Sgt. Phil Duval said
c6e by the neck. Mr. Long had told her husband that she was he found David Crawford, 32, of
scratches on his arm from Ms. leaving him. Baldwin and Christopher Mann,
O'Neill, but she claimed she At that point, she alleged, Mr. 23, of Macclenny shirtless and
scratched him in self-defense. Haller began throwing things in fighting.
In other incidents, police the house. When she called her Sgt. Duval separated the two
said December 29 that domestic mother to come to the house, she and began speaking with Mr.
violence charges would be filed said, Mr. Haller took the phone, Crawford. According to the offi-
against two Macclenny residents broke it and threw her to the cer, while speaking with the first
who made conflicting claims of ground. It was then, she alleged, suspect, Mr. Mann ran away.
assault. that her husband slapped her. The officer said Mr. Mann
Monica Shuler, 33, told Dep- He then allegedly dragged her ran behind a nearby BP sta-
uty Steven Jones at the state to the bedroom. She ran away, tion. While searching for him,
hospital that her husband, Kel- being pursued by Mr. Haller, 4Sgt. Duval returned to the front
vin Lee, 33, had hit her in the who punched several holes in of the building and found Mr.
face. Ms. Shuler was initially the walls. She was able to es- Crawford missing as well.
reluctant to reveal her husband's cape- the home, but her husband The officer found Mr. Craw-
name out of fear that he would dragged her back inside and ford inside Mac's, wearing a t-
be sent to jail, but acquiesced slapped her again, shirt and a hat pulled down low,
when the officer told her that Mr. Haller left when Ms. trying to sneak out. Sgt. Duval
wouldn't happen. Haller's mom arrived. Police arrested Mr. Crawford and said
Mr. Lee told Deputy Jones later found him and arrested in his report that Mr. Mann was
that he was in bed with his wife him. later apprehended by other of-
when, at 3:00 am, Ms. Shuler A Macclenny man was ar- ficers.
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advising her that Mr. Lee was him of attacking her and almost ALCOHOLICS
cheating on her. At that point, striking her newborn son. ANONYMOUS
Mr. Lee alleged, Ms. Shuler Lela Watson told Deputy AN NU
repeatedly slapped him in the Limbaugh December 29 that Monday &Thursday at 8:00 pm
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children abandoned


A shoplifting investigation
turned into a child abandon-
ment case December 27 after a
woman left her three nieces and
nephews in Wal-Mart.
Deputy William Hilliard was
called to Wal-Mart after em-
ployees caught three children,
ages 14, 12 and 8 shoplifting.
The three were locked in a car
when the officer spoke with
them; they said their aunt, later
identified as Douglas, Ga. resi-
dent Tynesa Williams, 30, was
inside shopping.
The 14 and 12-year-olds, both
girls, said the eight-year-old, a
boy, had taken multiple items
from the store over their objec-
tions. However, the 12-year-old
later implicated her older sister,
who in turn said all three were
involved. A search of the boy
turned up 11 silver bracelets, a
Christmas tree ornament and a
lighter.
A Wal-Mart employee later
showed Deputy Hilliard a shop-
ping cart that the three had filled
with stolen merchandise. All to-
gether, there was $600 worth of
items in the cart.
During Deputy Hilliard's in-
vestigation, Ms. Williams left
the store, saw the officer and
went back inside. Ms. Williams
was later found in a check-out
lane, paying for items. When
she left the store, she walked
straight past two officers, even
though they had the three chil-
dren in the backseat of their pa-
trol car.

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Deputy Hilliard spoke with
her, and gave her permission to
put her items in her nearby car.
At that point, she drove away,
leaving the children with Dep-
uty Hilliard. The officer spoke
,with the Department of Children
and Families, who revealed the
woman's name and residence.
DCF said they would investi-
gate.
In other incidents, police are
investigating the theft of $305
from the cash register at the
Macclenny Waffle House.
Deputy Steven Jones was
called to the scene on December
28 by William Thigpen, a Waf-
fle House employee. Mr. Thig-
pen said his co-worker, William
Collins, 36, had complained of
a headache and left for a nearby
gas station to buy aspirin. Be-
fore Mr. Collins left, he cashed
out a customer.
Once he left, however, he did


not return, and Mr. Thigpen did
not know how to work the regis-
ter. When a manager arrived and
opened the register, she found
$305 missing.
Police were unable to locate
Mr. Collins and said they would
seek a warrant for him.
Kenneth Washington of
Macclenny said December 25
that his girlfriend's jewelry had
been stolen from their residence
off Minnesota Ave.
Mr. Washington told police
that $865 in rings were taken,
including a wedding ring.
*Macclenny resident Robert
Derosier said December 31 that
a radio and tool kit were stolen
from his home on Sandra St.
Another man, Robert Col-
bert, said several tools of his
were also stolen. Mr. Derosier
said the back door of his home
was open at the time.


Man's license suspended;


wanted on same charge
A Lawtey, Fla. motorist was offense. Deputy Burnsed took
arrested late on December 29 the statement as an admission
for driving on a suspended li- that he knew he was driving
cense, an offense which police without a license and arrested
later learned he is wanted for in him.
Georgia. In similar incidents, Deputy
Deputy Sgt. Greg Burnsed Patrick McGauley arrested Glen
stopped Brandon Bass, 21, for St. Mary resident Jarred Carter
driving at 78 mph in a 60 mph on an identical charge. The of-
zone on SR 121 south. Mr. Bass ficer, who said in his report he
initially said he didn't have his knew Mr. Carter personally, saw
driver's license with him. The the man driving his car on SR-
officer said a computer check 228. Deputy McGauley knew
revealed Mr. Bass' license had Mr. Carter's license was sus-
been suspended for excessive pended, and arrested him on that
violations. It was then revealed charge.
that he had an arrest warrant for Deputy Curtis Ruise arrest-
failing to appear in court on a ed Frederick Marshall, 21, of
driving with a suspended license Glen St. Mary after seeing him
charge in Warner Robins, Ga. driving a motorbike on North
Mr. Bass said he was aware 7th St. in Macclenny. Mr. Mar-
of the warrant and had made ar- shall was found to be driving on
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, January 3, 2007 Page 5


Volunteers bring oy to NEFSH patients

Over 700 fi boxes prepared or Christmas morning by employees, volunteers


hospital's living quarters asking
residents for their first, second
and third gift choices, something
in the $5-$10 range.
The hospital uses donated
money to buy the gifts ordered
from catalogues and bought dur-
ing employee shopping trips.
The volunteers estimate that


BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Prss Staff
Amid tables piled high with
folded sweaters and shirts, socks,
hats, watches, dolls, wallets, ra-
dios and sunglasses, a group of
dedicated ladies sorts the items
and checks the wish lists.
Then they check them twice.
Nearby, amid more tables filled
with combs, cologne, cosmetics,
jewelry and handbags, other la-
dies are gift wrapping the boxes
with shiny green and red paper
and decorating them with a thin,
gold string tie.
Hundreds of open cardboard
boxes line the floor in a ware-
house-type setting, waiting to
be filled with goodies, wrapped,
loaded on hand carts and placed
in the proper area for pick-up
and delivery.
To these good elves, it doesn't
matter if the gift recipients
have been naughty or nice. The
Christmas holidays have arrived
and everyone will get some gifts
on the morning of December
25.
"Everyone" being the people
served by the Northeast Florida
State Hospital. Each year during
the holiday season, volunteers
including hospital employees
;and people from the community,
gather just the right combination
of items to make up a holiday
gift box for each patient.
"This is so important, be-
cause this is the only way many
of these folks are remembered
during the holiday season," said
volunteer Alice Richerson.
For some, this is their first ex-


BCDC takes action in 2007 to layfoundations for


newjailamid


BY ANDREW BARE
Press staff
Baker County officials had
long discussed the need for a
iiew jail to serve the expanding'
inmate population. But in 2007,
'talk became action as the county,
government laid the foundation
'for the new jail. However, it was
their tactics in doing so that ig-
Inited a firestorm of controversy.
After months of discussion,
:the non-profit Baker Correction-
,al Development Corporation an-
Inounced in May that it would
like to build the jail on 90 acres
of land north of Macclenny near
;the intersection of SR-121 and
ISR-228. The BCDC, a non-
|profit corporation established
.iby the county commission in
:'December of 2006, had been
targeting the land for some time.
'At the board's request, local me-
'dia, including The Press, with-
,held publishing the information
Sfor approximately one month as
negotiations continued with the
land owner.
That decision prompted howls
of protest from nearby residents
i,


concernsfrom

who were adamantly opposed
to building a 512-bed jail "in
their backyard." The Press first
chronicled that anger in June,
"and the residents: never stopped"'
fighting.
In August, the BCDC elected
to go with Ajax Construction, a
Midway, Fl.-based company to
oversee the building of the jail.
On October 4, the Land Planning
Agency recommended by a 3-1
vote that the county commission
approve the zoning changes re-
quested by the corporation.
The last act of the drama
played out on October 16, when
the neighbors opposed to the
location of the jail spent hours
pleading with the commission-
ers to reject the BCDC's re-
quests. When the commission
unanimously voted to approve
siting it on the 90 acrres, sev-
eral of the residents, angry, dis-
appointed and feeling an acute
sense of betrayal, shouted furi-
ous remarks at the commission-
ers. The whole scene was caught
by the cameras of a Jacksonville


SSays Playstation lent

S A Macclenny woman told police December 26 that her son had
stolen a Playstation he had previously given her.
Judy Alvarez told Deputy Jeffrey Dawson that her son, Samuel
,Dawson, 25, had given her the Playstation to pay off a debt he owed
hdr a few years ago. A 17-year-old boy, who was at the residence at
the time, said Mr. Dawson entered the Macclenny Ave.. home and
took the game console.
The officer spoke with Mr. Dawson by phone, and he claimed he
lent the system to the 17-year-old a few years ago but did not give
away the console. Mr. Dawson said he had receipts proving the Play-
station was his.
In other incidents, two Macclenny residents reported bikes being
'stolen.
On December 26, a 15-year-old on 7th. St. told Deputy Claude
'.Hurley that his $180 Mongoose bike had been taken off his patio.
On December 29, David Kurtz said a $250 Raleigh bike had been
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on the 10 o'clock news.
Since then, the BCDC has
moved inexorably toward be-
ginning construction. "So-e
$45,000,000 in bonds will be
sold this month. If the bond is-
sue is successful, construction
could begin as early as February
1.
County officials hope to fill
most of the 500+ beds with
federal prisoners, mainly ille-
gal immigrants being held by


the Immigrations and Customs
Enforcement Agency. Over
decades, Baker County made
millions of dollars by housing
federal inmates. But that rev-
enue store, Mn drecd up ,with the
construction of a larger jail in
southern Georgia.
While ICE officials have as-
sured Baker County that they
would have a consistent stream
of inmates, they have been un-
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THE PREVIOUS NOTICE PLACED BY THE
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perience with the gift box proj-
ect. Others like Marie Cox are
seasoned veterans of the project.
After 22 years, she can practi-
cally recall the clothing sizes
and personal tastes of the recipi-
ents of the gifts from memory.
The process starts in October.
Wish lists are passed around the


the shopping and packing and
wrapping of more than 700 gift
boxes requires 50-60 hours of
work.
NEFSH employee Marti
Farnesi and his crew deliver the
boxes to the hospital's 24 living
areas where they are kept under
wraps until the morning of the
25th. At that time, an
area supervisor hands
them out to the anx-
ious residents who
have been looking for-
ward to the occasion
for weeks.
"We try to make
each gift box as in-
dividual as possible,"
said Cathy Dopson,
who works in com-
munity relations at
NEFSH. "And we pay
close attention to an
individual's medical
needs. You can't put a
candy cane in the box
of someone who is di-
abetic."
Sam Kitching, di-
rector of volunteer ser-
vices, believes strongly
in the project and ap-
plauds the volunteers
who serve year after
year.
"These folks genu-
inely care about the
people the hospital
serves," he said. "Be-
cause of them, no one
here is left out during
the holiday."


Kicksgir friend

Police arrested a Macclenny The of
man after his girlfriend accused ing arres
him of repeatedly kicking her gan shou
car. the plexig
Janis McFadden told police It was th
December 27 that she was stand- subdued
ing in the kitchen of her Hicko- sure poin
ry St. home with her boyfriend San
Theron Parker, 33, when he told ence Rui
her a girl was going to come pick one had
him up. Ms. McFadden said she and quid
tried to grab Mr. Parker's phone Mr. R
and the phone broke. nephews
She alleged that her boy- on Faith
friend went outside and kicked ews saic
her passenger side door several man as s
times and then ran away down "Wiggy"
nearby Pine Ave. She said the them, the
boyfriend had been drinking, door, saw
Mr. Parker was later located Dou
on Pine Ave., and admitted to clenny s
kicking his girlfriend's car. He his car hi
was charged with criminal mis- was worn
chief. SR-228.
Deputy John Hardin used a
pressure point technique to sub- Out of
due a suspect who was repeat-
edly head-butting the plexiglass loc
divider in his patrol car.
Deputy Hardin was called to
Wal-Mart in Macclenny in ref-
erence to Ryan Giordano, 22, of
Macclenny January 1. The store
manager claimed Mr. Giorda-
no was knocking items off the c
shelves and disrupting custom-
ers.
Deputy Hardin said Mr.
Giordano smelled strongly of
alcohol, could not maintain his
balance and had bloodshot eyes.
Mr. Giordano denied the accusa- www.bk
tions, using several profanities.


vehicle


officer said that, after be-
ted, Mr. Giordano be-
lting and head-butting
glass divider in his car.
en that Deputy Hardin
the man using his pres-
its.
derson resident Clar-
se, 30, said that some-
broken into his home
ky fled December 26.
Luise told police two
were staying with him
Temple Rd. The neph-
1 they recognized the
someone they knew as
Holton. According to
Sman broke. in the back
i them and fled.
uglas Wilds of Mac-
aid December 19 that
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Pursuant to Florida-Statutes 1,0'5612 the)Leogic and Ae-
'~ ciacCertificdti" Bbafd will' ohduct tfI Pi~e-Logicdind
Accuracy test of the automatic counting equipment for
early voting and for the equipment going to the polls will
be January 9, 2008 at 1:00 pm. The test will be conducted
for the January 29, 2008 Presidential Preference Primary
Election. The test will be held at the Baker County Su-
pervisor of Elections Office, 32 N. 5th Street, Macclenny,
Florida.
Pursuant to Section 102.141 of the Florida Laws of the
State of Florida, the Baker County Canvassing Board
shall meet January 24, 2008 at 2:00 pm and again on Janu-
ary 28, 2008 at 2:00 pm in the Supervisor of Elections
Office to start publicly canvassing absentee ballots. The
Canvassing Board will meet on January 29, 2008 from
4:00 pm until we finish canvassing absentee ballots.

Nita D. Crawford,
Supervisor of Elections


BUDGET SUMMARY
FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008
Baker County Hospital Authority

GENERAL FUND
CASH BALANCE BROUGHT FORWARD $103,000
ESTIMATED REVENUES
Taxes:
Ad Valorem Taxes: Operating (Millage 1.05) 868,806
Special Act Revenue 25,000
Interest Income 2,000
Interest Income on Capital Lease 484.211

TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES $1,483,017
EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES
Hospital/Nursing Home Fees $775,000
Property Appraiser Fees 35,000
Tax Collector's Fees 18,000
Interest Expense 484,21.1
Administrative & Professional Fees 30.000

TOTAL EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES $1,342,211

Future Medical Needs of Baker County Residents 25,000
Internal Administration Fund 115,806

TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES $1,483,017

THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE
ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAX-
ING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, January 3, 2007 Page 6


Obituaries


VgilRhoden, 68,

dies December 27th


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


Cole Y Combs

dies December 24


Cole Y. Combs Jr., 81, son of Virgil Rhoden, 68, a lifelong
the late Effie and Cole Combs, resident of Baker County, died
died December 24, 2007. Born Thursday, December 27,,2007,
in Sanderson, he lived in Baker after an extended illness. Vir-
County all. of his life. He was gil was a member of Christian
a barber in Fellowship
Macclen- Temple and
ny for 15 spent more
years and than 40
later went years as a
to work for truck driver.
the state of He began
Florida. Mr. his career
Combs was along side
a deacon at his father in
Mannitown the logging
Congre- business
gation al andto went Virgil Rhoden
Holiness MrCombson to drive
Church, a for Ray's Nursery and Parrish
US Marine Pulpwood until his retirement.
Corps veteran of World War II, He was an avid deer hunter,
avid outdoor sportsman, farmer, loved NASCAR racing and was
master chef, sharpshooter and a a Dale Earnhardt fan.
black belt karate instructor. Virgil played his last season
Survivors include his wife of football for the Baker County
Virginia C. Combs; son David Wildcats in 1957 for Coach Tom
Combs (Gail) of Macclenny; Covington, who stated that Vir-
daughters Carol Brown (Bob) gil Rhoden was the oldest living
of Lake City and Donna Miller football player he had coached.
(Howard) of Switzerland, Flor- Virgil was preceded in death
ida; brothers Angus (Cora Lee) by his father Arnold Rhoden,
and Maxie (Norma) Combs; brother Elton Rhoden and sister-
seven grandchildren and seven in-law Carolyn Rhoden.
great-grandchildren. Survivors include his wife
The funeral service was held of 30 years, Jo Anne (Long)
at 2 pm Friday, December 28 at Rhoden; mother Alma (Carter)
Taylor Church with Revs. David Rhoden; brothers Ronnie Rho-
Hodges and Jerry Dale Milton den (Cindy) and Lewis Rhoden
officiating, assisted by Rev. Jim (Stacey); sister Laverne Rich-
Cox. Interment followed at Tay- ardson (Murray); step-mother
lor Cemetery. Arrangements by Clo Rhoden; mother-in-law
Giddens-Reed Funeral Home, Blanche Long and the late Jack
Baldwin. Long; very special uncle John-
nie Long; children Mark Rhoden
Friday service for (Kim), Brian Rhoden (Debbie),
Terry Long (Melonie), Joey Mi-
Lena T. Miller, 9 en (Crystal), Mitch-
S' T dler,'6 ell Rhoden (Amanda), Matthew
Lena Tomlinson Miller, 96, Rhodeh, Robin Dupree .Larry)
died Sunday December 30, and Rondia Spencer (Ken);
2007. She was a native of Cook grandchildren Kellen, Ricky,
County, GA, and lived in Jack- Abby, Ashley, Loghn, Olivia,
sonville since 1959 before-mov- Donnie, Zachary, Hunter, Brit-
ing to Macclenny in 1998. She tany, Tyler, Mason, Lil' Bubba,
was a member of the Shannon Kaylee, Cally and Gracelyn;
Baptist Church of west Jackson- great-grandchildren Gracie, Jay-
ville for many years. Her hus- la, Mylie and Kylr; hs beloved
band Walter, son Burney Ham- dog service was held"Brownie".
The funeral service was held
ner and grandson Billy Miller December 30 at the Christian
precede her in death. Fellowship Temple with Revs.
Survivors include sons Ray- David Thomas and Timmy
mond Miller (Evelyn) of Mac- Thomas officiating. Interment
clenny and Lee Miller (Doris) followed at Oak Grove Cem-
of Ponte Vedra Beach; daugh- etery. Arrangements were under
ter-in-law Carolyn Hamner of the direction of V. Todd Ferreira
Macclenny; ten grandchildren, Funeral Services.
17 .great-grandchildren, seven
great-great-grandchildren and
several nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends. Sanderson
The family will receive
friends on Thursday evening Congregational
from 6:00-8:00 at the Christian Holiness Church
Fellowship Temple of Mac- CR 127 N. Sanderson, FL
clenny. The funeral service C12n .1San
will be held Friday January 4 at Sunday chool 0:00 am
1:00 pm at Spring Head Baptist Morning Worship 11:00 am
Church, Adel, GA with Revs. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Robert Vickers and Bob Christ- Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pm
mas officiating. Interment will Pastor: Oral E. Lyons
follow in the church cemetery.
Arrangements by Jack A. Black- .
bur, Cedar Bay Funeral Home,
Jacksonville. u I Mrll i


Laura Tucker, 87,

Suwannee native
Laura Etta Tucker, 87, died
Monday, December 24, 2007.
She was born on October 11,
1920 in Suwannee County to the
Turner and
late Wriley

Turner.
Mrs. Tuck-
er moved
to Baker
County
from Jack-
sonville
and had
been a resi-
dent since
1976. She
worked as a Laura Tucker
seamstress
and enjoyed gardening, fishing,
taking care of her chickens and
spending time with her grand-
children.
Mrs. Tucker was predeceased
by her children Laura Martha
Green, William Mirvin Tucker,
Margaret Ann Cardinale and
Bobby Joseph Tucker.
Surviving family members
include children Brinkley La-
mar "Bud" Tucker (Mamie) of
Brooker, Diane Bryant (Glenn)
of. Bryceville, Joanne Parker
(Jimmy) of Jacksonville, Bar-
bara Sue Brown (Ben) of St.
Simons Island, Laura Margaret
White (Mike) of Deland and Jo-
seph Tucker of Jacksonville; sis-
ter Irma Blankinship of Tampa;
12 grandchildren and 19 great-
grandchildren.
The funeral service was held
Friday, December 28 at Friend-
ship Baptist Church with Pastor
James Countryman officiating.
Interment followed at Friend-
ship Baptist Church Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the
direction of V. Todd Ferreira Fu-
neral Services.


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


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

Youth Programs


Sunday School 10:00 am
Common Ground Sunday 11:00 am
Common Ground Wed. (Teens) 7:00 pm
God Kids Sunday 11:00 am
God Kids Wednesday 7:00 pm


Service.


Associate Pastor
Tim Thomas
2594575


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


Youth Pastor
Gary Crummy


www.christianfellowshiptemple.com


Pastor Mitch Rhoden
28 W. Macclenny Ave.,
On Railroad Rd. in Midtowne Center behind WJXR
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


10:00 am
11:00 am


Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm
Wednesday Service 7:00 pm


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


D INKINM NENWV
CONJGRLxTNI0NAL
n-mETHODIT cHURICI
1 27 N. of Sandelson
SundaySchool, 10:00 mO
Sunday Morning Service ,1 1:00 am
Sunday Nilct Service 6:00 pi
Wed, Night. Serkice. c :O" pin
Where Everyone is Somebody and
Jesus is the Leader
IWL Z YENE Wm&COPE
Pastor lRev.Ernie Terrell

MACCLENNY
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
Worship Services
11:00 am
Wed. Bible Study
.. 7:30pm
Si j') Minister
, "Sam F. Kitching


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




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


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





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


In Memory
of my husband,
Dwight D. Parker, Sr.
(Duke)
2/25/49-12/30/04
Its been three years since you
left me (us), yet you are not for-
gotten. Although we are apart,
you will always be a part of my
heart. Until we meet again, may
God hold you in the hollow of
His hand.
YOUR WIFE,
PHYLLIS MARIE & CHILDREN

Heartfelt thanks
The family of Candice Taylor
Blanks expresses its heartfelt
gratitude for the love and kind-
ness shown by our community
during the recent loss of our
daughter and sister.
A very special thanks to all
who brought food, for. your.
prayers, the many donations
and to our pastor Brother Jim
Cox for the message that has
sustained us during this time of
deep sadness.
It is said it takes a village to
raise a child. We can't think of
a better place to live and raise
our family. The schools, our
colleagues, friends and family,
the outpouring of love has been
phenomenal from everyone. We
thank you all and may God bless
you.


AderisnDe'in

Monda


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


stor:


Liz Hale


First Baptist Church
GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA.
"A Beacon to Sunday School 9:45 AM
Baker County" Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM
259-6977
Dr. Randy Williams, Senior Pastor
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor


Gid Giddens
LED.



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Baldwin, Fla.

Locally Owned & Operated


904-266-2337


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


CHRISTIAN

FELLOWSHIP


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






Jesus answered, "Verily, verily I
say unto thee, except a man be
born of water and of the Spirit,
he cannot enter into the king-
dom of God." John 3:5


I Calvary Baptist Church


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Senior Pastor
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259-4940





THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, January 3, 2007 Page 7


Hearelt thanks
to prayer ministry
As director of the Lord's
Prayer Ministry, I would like to
express my deepest gratitude to
my counselors Lorie Williams
and Lisa Burnsed, and my co-
director Jenny Craven, for a vic-
torious year in 2007.
Your dedication, prayers and
counseling with those in need
gave us the opportunity to ex-
perience salvation, healing and
deliverance through the Lord's
Prayer.
After seven years of prayer, I
thank God for the Lord's Prayer
Ministry and that He is "teach-
ing us how to pray." As a result,
the' Lord's Prayer has changed
our lives' as Vwell as many others
around us.
Each of our husbands -
Steve, Buck, Jimmy and Travis
- deserve a special thank you
as well. They have generously
supported us and we couldn't
have completed God's work
without them.
As 2007 has come to a close,
we look forward to new begin-
nings in 2008. Jesus said, "This
then, is how you should pray."
Matthew 6: 9-13. We must im-
plement the Lord's Prayer in our
lives in order to have His perfect
will come to fruition.
HAPPY NEW YEAR,
KATHY GARDNER

Soil board to meet
The Baker Soil and Water
Conservation District Board
will meet Tuesday, January 15,
2008 at Taylor's Barbeque from
noon 1:00 pm. The public is
invited to attend.
For questions about the
board's activities or other mat-
ters, please contact the Baker
Soil and Water Conservation
Office at 259-2716.


AITH BIBLE
CHURCH
New Hopefor the Community
Five Churches Road -
H-wy.--t,,2gs ,,7Sa^n'ie iis'on 11 FL
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00a.m.
Wed.Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Videll W Williams -Pastor


Anglicans to build new church at Glen Nursery...
Michael Webb, deacon of St. Peter's Anglican Fellowship, calls his congregation to "consecrate yourselves" and leads a dedi-
cation ceremony January I at the Glen St. Mary Nursery. The Taber family, long-standing members and owners of the nursery,
donated a portion of the nursery property where a new sanctuary will be built in the future. The 65-member congregation was
recently issued a notice to evacuate their church building on Fifth Street in Macclenny. Formerly St. James Episcopal, St. Peter's
seceded two years ago from the Episcopal Church USA, citing the decision not support that denomination's recent trends toward
the ordination of gay clergy and fundamental reinterpretations of scripture. "God has called us to be the body ofChrist," said
Deacon Webb in his dedication sermon. "The building is important, but most significant is that the Holy Spirit be in charge of
our lives and our church."


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Cancer support
The monthly meeting of the
Baker County Cancer Support
Group will be held on Thursday,
January 3 starting at 7:00 PM at
the Baker County Health Depart-
ment. The group discusses topics
of interest to persons undergoing
treatment for cancer, their care-
takers and others who have suc-
cessfully been treated.
For more information, call
Mag McGauley at 259-3476.


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Regan, Nannie, Papa,
Aunt Tracy, Uncle LaRue & Kellen


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, January 3, 2007 Page 8








Social


Woman' Club arts, crafts competition...
Pictured above [l-r] are judges San Beckam, Diane Wells and Debbie Charko dur-
ing last month's meeting of the Macclenny Woman's Club where they judged arts and
crafts entries presented as part of the Christmas program. Winners included JoAnn
Huk, Linda Green, Veta Mrus, Mary Finley, Peg Arend, Marilyn Hodges and Trilby
Crews. The group entry was a scrapbook card commemorating Ms. Finley's 80th
birthday. The club sang Christmas carols under the direction of Marlene Murch, a
voice andfine arts instructor.
Photo courtesy of Peg Arend


Driver has minor injuries as pulpwood truck spills its load on SR 229...
Capt. Mark Renninger and Jeremy Hodges (right) watch as a county-owned Grade-all machine clears logs from the pavement the morning of January 2 just north of the Baker-
Union county line. Driver Joseph Tillis, 70, of Alachua told Trooper A. Cummings of the Florida Highway Patrol he swerved his southbound rig off the west shoulder to avoid an
oncoming vehicle and lost control about 8:30. The rig owned by a Worthington Springs logging company skidded on the pavement on its left side after the load shift caused it to
overturn. Mr. Tillis was taken to Fraser Hospitalfor treatment of a head laceration. He was not immediately charged pending an investigation. The oncoming car did not stop.


What happens to debt upon death?


Mir. ana ivirs. Canaaay

60th anniversary

for the Cand ys
Eddie Jr. and Alma Canady of
Macclenny celebrated their 60th
wedding anniversary with fam-
ily and friends on December 31.
They were 'married in Jackson-
ville on December 31, 1947.
Mrs. Canady is the former
Alma Garrett. They have four
children: Linda Canady of Jack-
sonville, Elaine Haines of Mc-
Donough, GA, Marvin Altman
of Orange Park and Gerald Alt-
man of Macclenny.



AL-ANON

MEETINGS

Every Monday at
8:00 pm
Macclenny Church of Christ
5th and Minnesota
Open to all friends and
family members ofalcoholics.


There has been much atten-
tion given lately on our nation's
current "credit crisis." As a coun-.
try and as individual citizens, we
are experiencing overwhelming
debt.
At Three Rivers Legal Ser-
vices (TRLS), we receive many
questions from concerned.citi-
zens regarding debt, debt col-
lection practices and other such
issues. This article will address
the topic of what happens to per-
sonal debt when a person dies?
;,4hen money is borrowed
the..ands,.either secured-orun-
secured. Classic examples of a-
secured debt are for a car and
a home. Everyone knows that
if you don't make your car pay-
ments the creditor will likely
repossess the car. If you don't
make a mortgage payment, the
mortgage holder will likely fore-
close on the property.
An unsecured loan is one
where there is no security. The
classic example of an unsecured
loan is a credit card debt like Visa
and MasterCard, but it could
also include debts to department
stores, gasoline cards and other
such things. This article will fo-
cus on situations where there is
no collateral securing the loan.

For unsecured debts, since
there is no specific item for
creditors to repossess or take
from the debtors, the only source
for collecting the money owed is
from the borrower's estate after
he or she is deceased. That is,
the estate after burial expenses,


taxes and other fees are paid.
Some frequently asked ques-
tions include the following:
Does the surviving spouse
owe the debts of the deceased?
Reportedly, creditors are tell-
ing widows and widowers that
they are responsible for their
spouse's debts. We at TRLS are
of the opinion that unless that
surviving spouse signed a con-
tract or otherwise made him or
herself responsible for a debt in
some other fashion, the surviv-
ing spouse is not responsible for
debts of the deceased
What happens if the person
dies while the lawsuit is pend-
ing? When a party to an action
dies, unless a person is substitut-
ed in the lawsuit into his or her
place, within 90 days after the
court is informed of the death,
the case should be dismissed as
to the deceased party.
What if the person dies be-
fore a judgment has been ob-
tained and before a lawsuit has
been instituted upon a unsecured
debt and no probate estate has
"been opened? The answer is that


a creditor must sue the deceased
debtor by serving a "personal
representative" of the debtor.
Florida Statute 733.710, entitled
"Limitations on claims against
estates," provides that an ac-
tion cannot be instituted against
a deceased person or his estate
more than two years after death.
Generally speaking, the col-
lection of unsecured debts from
a deceased person is problem-
atic for creditors, but it can be
done. A surviving spouse is not
responsible for the .eb ,,9,the
deceased spouse, and no claims
can be made against a deceased
person or his estate two years af-
ter death.
[The foregoing is produced by the law-
yers at Three Rivers Legal Services,
Inc., a non-profit corporation which
receives funds from various local
agencies and individuals, as well as
from the federal government through
Legal Services Corporation (LSC). For
specific advice on your particular situ-
ation, we suggest that you consult with
a lawyer of your choosing. If you can-
not afford a lawyer, you may call your
local legal services office to find out if
you qualifyforfree legal assistance.]


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BAKER COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 02-2007-CP-0051

IN RE: THE 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 ih the Circuit Court of 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
representatives and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons, who have claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, and who have been served a
copy of this notice, must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditor's of the decedent and other
persons who have claims or demands against
decedent'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 FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
December 27, 2007.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Jeffrey D. Dunn, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 0118284
231 East Adams Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
904-353-6440
Personal Representative
Debra M. Johns
9324 Brent Lane, #7
Macclenny, FL 32063
12/27-1/3
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Baker County District School Board will
hold the following public hearing on Tuesday, Jan-
uary 22, 2008, in the School Board Room located
at 270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida
beginning at 6:30 pm.
Approval of Revised School Board Policy
7.020 (Procedures for Administering the District
Budget).
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED
TO ATTEND.
This document is available for preview at the
Baker County School Board Office located at 392
South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida, begin-
ning Friday, December 14, 2007 (8:30.am-3:00
pm).
Paula T. Barton
Superintendent of Schools
12/20-1/17


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P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6145
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1/3
MEETING NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Baker County Hos-
pital Authority and Baker County Medical Ser-
vices will hold a joint board meeting at 5:30 PM
on Wednesday, January 16, 2008. The meeting
will be held at the Commerce Center, 20 East Mac-
clenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063.

The public is invited to attend.
Glenn McKendree, Chairman
Baker County Hospital Authority
1/3
NOTICE OF AGENCY ACTION
TAKEN BY THE ST. JOHNS RIVER
WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
The St. Johns River Water Management District
has received the application for Environmental Re-
source Permit from:
Golf View Properties, LLC, P. 0. Box 830, Lake
City, FL 32056, application #4-003-114589-1.
The project is located in Baker County, Section 30,
Township 2 South, Range 22 East. The ERP applica-
tion is for construction of a surface water manage-
ment system for a 137.4 acre residential develop-
ment known as Barber Plantation.
The file(s) containing each of the above-listed
application(s) are available for inspection Monday
through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. at the St. Johns River Water Manage-
ment District Headquarters or the appropriate ser-
vice center. Written objections to the application
may be made, but should be filed with (received
by) the District Clerk, 4049 Reid St., Palatka, Florida
32177-1429, no later than 14 days from the date of
publication. Written objections should identify the
objector by name and address, and fully describe
the objection to the application. Filing a written ob-
jection does not entitle you to a Chapter 120, Florida
Statutes, Administrative Hearing. Only those per-
sons whose substantial interests are affected by the
application and who file a petition meeting the re-
quirements of Sections 120.596 and 120.57, Florida
Statutes, and Chapter 28-106, Florida Administra-
tive Code, may obtain an Administrative hearing. All
timely filed written objections will be presented to
the Board for consideration in its deliberations on
application prior to the Board taking action on the
application.
Gloria Lewis, Director,
Division of Permit Data Services
St. Johns River Water Management District
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SOorts


Jaguars look to upset playoff


apple cart with running game


story of rooting for another team
FROM THE from another city. To this day, I
follow the Eagles more passion-
(PR ss Box ately than the Jaguars since they
PRESS BOX have had my allegiance longer.
Oddly, though, this Jaguar team
Mike Crews has caught my attention. Are
others starting to fall in love
The focus for most sports fans with this team like me?
in these parts is centered solely Last Sunday, the Jaguars
on the Jacksonville Jaguars and learned they would be head-
their potential playoff run to- ing to Pittsburgh to take on the
wards a Super Bowl. How could Steelers in the first round of the
you not be a Jaguar fan living in playoffs on Sunday. You may re-
the Baker County area? member that it was just a couple
It makes perfect sense that of weeks ago that the Jaguars
:we are all watching this team went on the road and beat this
with hopes of a championship, same Steeler team in a second
though I'm guessing some of half snowstorm. The Jaguars
you are laughing by now. The have been impressive over the
Jaguars don't seem to be nearly second half of the season, and
the team of choice in this area, many of the "national experts"
so does anyone really care about claim that the Jags may be the
,the playoff run? There are some team no one wants to face in the
holdovers from the days of the playoffs. With this said, head-
Jacksonville Bulls, and even ing to the northeast in the winter
some newer fans who have been will not be an easy task, espe-
Iwith the Jags since day one, cially against a team that will be
!but for the casual football fan looking for revenge.
His there any sense of ownership If the Jags win this game they
with this team? would head most likely to New
I have followed the Philadel- England to face the undefeated
phia Eagles since I was a kid. Patriots, and ultimately would
Growing up in Macclenny back have to face the Colts assum-
in the late 70's and early 80's, ing they get past the Pats. This
the closest team to root for was indeed is a tall order, but I am
t`he Tampa Bay Bucs. You didn't planning on giving my full at-
ereally get any other team on tention to following this year's
television except the Dolphins. playoffs with a renewed interest
'Becoming an Eagles fan made in watching the Jaguars.
perfect sense, though,. because So, has Jaguar fever caught
my little league baseball team on in Baker County?
was the Phillies, and since I was It is still a lot easier to find
already: rooting for a Philadel- other teams dominating the
phia baseball team, I might as landscape. Most people I talk to
well root for the football version are more into the bowl games
as well. o e t 'a t for the Gator~ and, Semii oles
'I'm giues~ligy ii' y ft8 ifrjjrfim han the Jagua playoff changes.
Baker County have a similar By the way, have you heard that
4,. ^::: ::


Cats go 1-2 at home tourney


Tim Tebow won the Heisman
trophy?
The teams that Baker .Coun-
ty people follow have been
entrenched in their minds for
much longer than the Jaguars,
although the Jaguars have now
been around for over a decade
and seem to be catching on. I see
more kids wearing Jaguar mer-
chandise than ever before, and
many are engaging in conversa-
tion about the team.
Does anyone out there care
that the Jaguars of Jackson-
ville are heading to the playoffs
again? Or are you more inter-
ested in teams that you have fol-
lowed even before the Jaguars
became front-page news? Send
an email to me at crews99@nef-
com.net. I will be gauging the
Response and sharing it with you
all next week.
This Week's Pick
Jacksonville at Pittsburgh
[Round 1 AFC playoffs] -
Don't look for the Jaguars to
have an easy go in this one. It
looks like the weather will be
in the 30's and blustery for the
game, and the Steelers will be
looking for revenge from the
Jags' win in week 15. I have a
feeling, though, that the Jaguar
running attack can still have its
way with the injury-plagued de-
fensive line of the Steelers. Fred
Taylor will cap a great season
with a fine first round perfor-
mance and the Jaguars will ad-
vance 24-21.
Remember, even if you don't
care about the Jaguars or Gators,
send me an email anyway with
your take on sports at crews99@
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oir if,


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Bringing ChristmasJOY to the nursing homes

Collects enough donations to fillninety boxes with slippers, blankets, sweets and more


Above: Klara Fletcher (left), 9, passes out gifts to residents of the Frank Wells Nurs-
ing Home in Macclenny, FL, as part of the James Croft Evangelistic Association's
new JOY box ministry. At left evangelist James Croft (left) visits with residents of the
Frank Wells Nursing Home in Macclenny.


School Calendar
Week of January 7-11
* Monday, January 7
District-wide: Teacher's planning
day. School board meeting 6:30,
Macclenny.
* Tuesday, January 8
District-wide: Students return.
BCHS: Girls basketball vs Suwannee
(H). Boys basketball @
Middleburg 6:00 pm.
* Wednesday, January 9
WES: Merrie Melodies club
meeting 7:50 am. MES: School
advisory council meeting 8:00 pm,
Media Center.
* Thursday, January 10
BCHS: Girls basketball vs
Newberry (H). Boys basketball
@ Baldwin 6:00 pm. BCMS:
Basketball vs Lake
City (H), 5:00/6:15. WES: Good
morning show 8:00,am. MES: Limo
ride for fundraisers.
* Friday, January 11
District-wide: Report cards. BCHS:
Girls basketball @ Femandina 6:00
PM. Boys basketball vs Sante Fe (H).
Wrestling tournament @Suwannee.
KIS: No referrals winter dance 6:00-
8:00 pm.
* Saturday, January 12
BCHS: Wrestling tournament @
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preceding publication, unless other-
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the telephone. Liability for errors in all
advertising will be limited to the first
publication only. If after that time, the
ad continues to run without notifica-
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reserves the right to refuse advertis-
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the opinion of the publisher does not
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15 ft. Geneau, 9.9 Evinrude, galva-
nized trailer, $1750; 17 ft. Ranger bass
boat, 150 HP Mercury, $5500; Onan
generator, 5000 watt, $400; Troy tiller,
$50; cement mixer, electric, $225; util-
ity trailers, 4x8s, 4x5s, $250; 17 ft. gal-
vanized toat trailer, $950. 259-1303.
1/3p
First Baptist mission group earning
money for foreign mission trip: fire-
wood, 2'x6'x8' trailer load $100; M2
load -$50; /4 load -$25. 259-7629.
12/6tfc
.Metal -shed--for- boat, RV, hay -
25'x50'x13', $3000, U-move. 259-
0908. 12/20-1/3p
16 ft. horse/stock trailer, double
axle, separating gate, front escape
door, bumper pull, newly sandblasted,
primed and painted, $3300. 259-2900.
1/3tfc
Cheap, but not yard sale prices. Win-
ter career clothes, size 10, always dry-
cleaned, call to see. 259-2183. 12/6tfc
Factory Direct, twin over twin, solid
pine bunk beds, $195; other furniture
available. 904-237-9392. 1/3-17p
Washer and dryer, extra large capacity,
all cycles, $175 for set, will separate,
90 days warranty; refrigerators, start-
ing at $150, side-by-side, 90 day war-
ranty; stoves, starting at $100, 30 day
warranty. Can deliver. 904-964-8222.
12/27-1/3p
Farmall 656 diesel tractor, 6 cylinder,
parts only, $700 firm. 904-318-7714.
1/3-24p
DVD player, $15; Call 588-3628 or
275-3007, leave message. 12/6tfc
Special steel buildings. Breakthrough
show building discounts. 24x24,
48x93, others available. Up to 50% off.
Can erect, www.scg-grp.com'Source
#05N. 904-246-5045. 1/3-10p
Baby bedding, blue, cow jumped over
the moon theme, curtain, wall hang-
ing, sheets, comforter, mobile, diaper
holder, border, bumper pads, $40. 588-
3628 or 275-3007, leave message.
12/6tfc
2003, 16x7 Cargo Craft Explorer
trailer, 34" plywood floor and doors, 4
wheel electric brakes on tandem axle,
like new, $3000. 613-6001. 7/19tfc
1987 Winner bass boat, 1987 Mercury
150 XR2, 70 lb. thrust trolling motor,
jackplate, two Optima trolling batteries,
depth finder, $5700. Call Justin at 904-
424-8792. 1/3p
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany, can
be seen at Southern Charm. 259-4140.
12/9tfc
Mini Ruger 30, 4x12x40 scope, 20 ft.
,ladder stand, lots of bass tackle and
tackle boxes. 266-2042. 1/3-10p
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
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water 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
State quarters. Almost mint. Call Dan
Hart at 259-3340. 1/3-10p
Solid wood entertainment center, $75;
couch & loveseat, neutral colors, good


condition, $100; solid wood TV stand ers, equipment operators and labor- s -aa
with drawers, $35. 259-4633. 1/3p ers. Valid driver's license a must. Fax A
resume to 275-3292 or call 275-4960.
EOE, drug free workplace. 6/28tfc 0 Y A R SA
Avon. Career or pocket money. Youth Friday 8:00 am-?, Margaretta, Mom's
decide. 904-275-3215 or 1-866-665- Clothes, sofas, TVs, etc.
2866 ISR. 1/3-1 Oc TSaturda 8:00 am-:00 pm,
2004 Chevrolet Z71, extended cab, TA Travelcenter now hiring Arby's Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm,
$16,500 OBO. 904-483-6409.11/22tfc team members and managementforTA Wells Road, Whispering Pines. Tools, g
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zuu4 u;anlac uevule, i~ornsiar,
V8, loaded, electric windows, 4 door,
electric doors, mirrors & seats, 60k
miles,, clean & garage kept, good tires,
A-1 shape, built-in phone, assume pay-
ments. 259-2354. If no answer, please
leave message, name and telephone
number. 1/3-10p
1996 Mustang convertible, new belts,
new radiator, new tires, new brakes,
new motor, 91k miles, $3900 OBO.
275-3294 or 259-3259 leave message.
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Concealed weapons class. Tuesday,
January 15, 2008, 6:00-8:00 pm, $45.
ID photography available $12. Please
pre-register at Hole in the Wall. 259-
6568. 1/3-10p
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. 2/13tfc


Happy Jack mange medicine pro-
motes healing and hair growth to any
mange or bare spot on dogs and hors-
es without steroids. Glen Cash Store.
259-2381 www.happyjackinc.com.
12/20-1/10p
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will






Found: 7 month-1 year old Bulldog
with big ears, brindle color, found in
Sanderson. 653-1118.
Missing: 2 miles north of Sanderson
on CR 127. Young wolf/husky hybrid,
neutered male, looks very much like
a grey wolf. Long legs, very shy. An-
swers to Storm (or Trey, just adopted).
Call 275-3459 or 904-553-1786, day or
night. BC Animal Control has also been
notified 259-6786. 1/3p


Notice to readers:
The newspaper often publishes classified
advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
weight loss products, health products.
While the newspaper uses reasonable
discretion in deciding on publication of
such ads, it takes no responsibility as to
the truthfulness of claims. Respondents
should use caution and common sense
before sending any money or making other
commitments based on statements and/or
promises; demand specifics in-writing. You
can also call the Federal Trade Commission
at 1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot
fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it
sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- The Baker County Press
Part time help needed, must be able
to respond to emergency water dam-
age calls, 24 hrs/7 days-a week. No
pre-set hours. $20/hour to start plus
food allowance on jobs. 259-8929 for
interviews. 12/13-1/3p
Wal-Mart D.C./Sam's Cafe' now Hiring
Food Service Personnel. FT/PT w/2
years experience. $8 and up. (904)
653-4000 x 5018. 12/27-1/3c
EmploymentOpportunitiesatNortheast
Florida State Hospital partnering with
Baker County. Registered nurses &
LPNs. Anticipated vacancies, all shifts.
Applicants selected for these positions
will be county employees, eligible for
county benefits but will be assigned to
a physical location of employment at
Northeast Florida State Hospital, 77487
S. SR 121, Macclenny, Florida 32063,
phone 904-2599-6211, fax, 904-259-
7104. Contact Gale Wilkerson 904-
259-6211 ext. 1756 or Jenelle Holt ext.
1157. Applications must be received on
or before COB January 7, 2008. Salary
range for RNs if $21.78-$32.59 per
hour based on experience and shift.
LPNs from $15.59-$25.59 per hour
based on shift. Registered nurses must
possess at least three years of profes-
sional nursing experience or BSN and
two years of professional nursing expe-
rience. EEO/AA. 12/27-1/3p
Company specializing in Erosion
Control now hiring the following posi-
tions: Class A CDL drivers, crew lead-


S., Jacksonville, FL 32234 or call Tom
at 904-266-4281 ext. 18. 4/26tfc
Self directed Administrative Assistant
with Microsoft Word, Excel and data
entry experience. Excellent verbal
and written communication skills are
required. Fax resume to 904-259-
9707. 12/6tfc
Charlton VNS has an opening for a full-
time registered nurse for the Charlton
County area. Great benefit package. Call
Amanda Anderson to set up an inter-
view 1-800-446-9116. 12/6tfc
Handyman, experience preferred. A
Touch of Grass. 259-7335. 12/13tfc
Guaranteed interviews at Zaxby's
every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 pm. 11/29tfc
Local home care agency seeking PRN,
RN, OT and a full-time PT.,Please call
259-3111 for more information.
4/19tfc
Plumber's helper. Commercial and
industrial. Background check and drug
testing required. Clean driving record a
must, Call Gateway Contracting at 904-
388-4799. 12/13-1/3p
Dental assistant needed. Full time
position, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00
pm, salary commensurate with expe-
rience, benefit package offered with
bonuses. Please fax resume to 386-
752-3122. 12-20-1/10p
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools, benefits after 90 days. 259-
5877. 12/30tfc
Dickie's Plumbing needs plumbers.
Apply in person at 10174 Hilliard Ave.
S., Glen St. Mary. 653-1136. 12/20tfc






Notice to Readers
All real estate advertising in this newspaper
is subject to the Fair Housing Act which
makes it illegal to advertise "any preference,
limitation or discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex; handicap, familiar status
or national origin, or an intention, to make
any such preference, limitation or discrimi-
nation:" Familial status includes children
under the age of 18 living with parents or
legal custodians, pregnant women and peo-
ple securing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly accept
any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that allidwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal oppor-
tunity basis. To complain of discrimination,
call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The
toll free telephone number for the impaired
is 1-800-927-9275.
3 BR, 2 BA new home on /2 acre behind
BCHS on Madison, owner financing.
954-263-7311. 12/27-1/3p
2 acres, includes all. improvements,
north of Sanderson, $24,900. 259-
8028. 12/20-1/10c
3 BR, 2 BA in Rolling Meadows.
House is one year old. Fireplace, very
nice, $199,000. 904-483-6409.
11/22tfc
Macclenny. Land and home packages.
New 1579 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA upgraded
Satina kitchen package and more on
1.5 shaded acres on the St. Mary's
River, $135,000. 259-8028.
12/20-1/10c
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
heated on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all
electric appliances, $209,000. Call 813-
1580 (8WE). 5/10tfc
Land & home packages. Singlewides
and doublewides. 1 acre to 10 acres:
904-653-1656 leave message.
12/13-1/3c
8.39 acres w/well & septic, 1 mile north
of Sanderson on CR 229, $96,500.
Owner financing available. 904-813-
1580. 5/17tfc
Priced to sell. 1555 SF brick/vinyl
home, 3 BR, 2 BA, sprinkler system.
566 Pine Crest Court, Macclenny,
$154,000. 259-3392 or 904-556-2497.
12/20-1/3p
One acre residential lot on 139B, Glen
St. Mary, quiet neighborhood, $45,900.
259-8448. 1/3-24p
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III, 2
large lot $65,000 each, 1 lot @ $55,000.
Please telephone 904-813-1580.
1/25tfc
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). 5/10tfc


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Saturday 8:00-noon, 1143 Copperfield Circle. After Christmas
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Saturday 9:00 am-3:00 pm, 503 E. Michigan. Some furniture,
toys, etc.
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3 BR, 3 BA, 2250 SF home in Macclenny
II. Living room with fireplace, large eat-
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259-4407 or 233-3262. 1/3p
3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash discount. 912-
843-8118. 2/22tfc
FSBO. 3 BR, 2 BA brick home with
1585 SF heated on Y2 acre in Glenfield
Oaks Subdivision, many upgrades,
$200,000. Call 904-813-3091. 7/19tfc
Baldwin area.. 3.75 acres, two stall
barn with concrete tack room, fenced &
cross-fenced, 2 BR, 1 BA house, 1224
SF, completely remodeled from roof to
floors, new kitchen, heart pine floors,
new A/C, fresh paint inside & out, hard-
wood & fruit trees, owner moving &
motivated to sell, $189,000. 904-266-
2546 or 655-8974. Pictures'available at
elwood848@msn.com. 1/3-10p
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.
10/11tfc
4 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1876 SF
heated on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all
e ect ic appliances, $249,000. 813-
i'Y(80 (18GFO). 5/10tfc
For sale or rent. 2002, 4 BR, 2 BA MH
on 5 acres on Mudlake Road. Sale price
$179,000. Rent for $1150/month, 1st
and last month's rent. $2300 to move
in. Absolutely no pets! 259-9066.
1/3-10p


Completely remodeled. 2 BR mobile
home. Call 259-6314. 1/3p
3 BR, 2 BA brick house in city, no pets
or smoking. $950/month, $950 depos-
it. 813-5558. 1/3-10p
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
3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes, no pets,
garbage pickup, water & yard moving
provided, $475-$625. 912-843-8118.
7/5tfc
Brand new home, just built, never lived
in, 3 BR,' 2 BA in Macclenny, $975/
month, $1200 deposit. 904-838-0035.
11/29tfc
Inside city limits with nice covered
front porch, 1100 SF home, 1 BR, 1 BA,
nice home and neighborhood, $500
deposit, $550/month. 259-2900. 1/3c
3 BR, 1 BA home in Macclenny w/
all electric appliances. $850 secu-
rity deposit, $850/month. Available
December 1, 2007. Please call 813-
1580. 11/22tfc
Country charm with city comforts, 3
BR, 2 BA home, newly renovated, white
picket fence. Only two miles from 1-10
in Sanderson. Security deposit, lease
required. $750/month. 465-3841.


12/27-1/3p
3 BR house on 1 acre in Macclenny,
1st, last and security required. Please
call to see 954-263-7311. 12/27-1/3p
3 BR, 1 BA on .5 acre approximately
1 mile north of Sanderson. All elec-
tric appliances, $750 security deposit,
$750/month. Please call 259-3343
weekdays between 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
7/19tfc
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$575 plus deposit. 904-
860-4604. 3/17tfc
2 BR MH atTrailridge Park. Background
check and references required. $500/
month plus deposit. 912-843-2093 or
904-477-5561. 1/3c
2 BR, 2 full baths MH, CH/A, W/D
hook-up, garbage/water, sewer, lawn
care included,, $485/month, $485
deposit, no pets. 904-219-2690 or 912-
843-8165. 1/3p
For rent or sale. 2002 4 BR, 2 BA MH
on 5 acres on Mudlake Road. Sale price
$179,000. Rent $1150/month, 1st and
last month's rent. $2300 to move in.
Absolutely no pets. 259-9066.1/3-10p
2 BR, 1 BA MH, $150/week, no depos-
it. Cell phone 910-5434-or Nextelebeep
.160'1132311*2 .. .. ,,13p
2 BR, 1 BA house in Sanderson on
acre lot, all electric, no pets. $700/
month, $500 deposit. 838-5459 or
259-3838. 1/3p
2 BR, 11/2 BA MH, no pets, $400 deposit,
$500/month. 275-2865 or 923-2191.
1/3-10c
2001 3 BR, 2 BA DWMH in Georgia
Bend, CH/A, dishwasher, open floor
plan, WD hook-up, $850/month. 912-
843-8154. -.1/3p
New 3 BR, 2 BA brick home in
Macclenny with all electric appliances,
$1300 security deposit, 1st and last
month's rent of $1300 each. Please call
904-813-1580. 11/1tfc
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home, close to
Macclenny, lots of privacy, $600/
month, 1st and last month's rent plus
$300 deposit. No pets. 710-5246.1/3p





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Must see to believe. Call Larry at 904-
259-1100. 12/20-1/10c
2008 Fleetwood, 28x44, 3 BR, 2 BA,
$29,900. Call Larry at 259-1100.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, January 3, 2007 Page 12




Final land transactions for 2007 4


The following land transac-
tions were recorded in the Baker
County courthouse December
1-15. Values are derived from
documentary stamps. Many
descriptions are by S(ection)
T(ownship) R(ange). If acreage
or price are not listed, none were
indicated in the documents.

K & J Investment Properties Inc to
Stuhr, Dale A in 25-2S-21E, $125,000
Yarborough, James M to Turkey
Creek Branch LLC in 32-2S-22E,
$10
Turkey Creek Branch LLC to S in
,$654,000
Dion, William D to Brown, Chris-
topher C in HUMMINGBIRD TRAIL
LOT 10, $138,000
Woodington, William E to Hopper,
John in 36-2S-20E, $116,000
Tall Pine Trust to First Liberty in
18-3S-21E, $0
Manuel, Pamela to Manuel, Pa-
mela in 32-2S-22, $0
Thrift, David Joel to Thrift, Jody
Paul in S17-2S-22E, $0
Wilson, Stanley D to Wilson, Har-
old V in 10-4S-21E, $0
Rhoden, Thomas R to Rhoden,
Thomas R in 02-3S-21-0000-0000-
0021,$10
Rhoden, Tina M to Rhoden,
Thomas R in 02-32S-21-0000-0000-
0022, $10
Rhoden, Thomas R to Glen Prop-


erty LLC in 02-3S-21-0000-0000-0021
02-3S-0000-0000-0022, $10
Rhoden, thomas R to Glen Prop-
erty LLC in 3S-2S-22-0000-0000-
1435, $10
Rhoden, Thomas R to Glen Prop-
erty LLC in 02-3S-21-0000-0000-
0023, $10
Murphy, Everett A to Murphy
Everett A Trustee Of Murphy Family
Lying Trust in 3-3S-21E, $10
Plum Creek Timberlands Lp to
Plum Creek Land Company in 24-3S-
19, $559,300
Williams, William L to Williams,
William J in 26-2S-20E, $10
Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota Na
to Secretary Of Housing And Urban
Development in BARBER SUB LOT
5,$10
Finkelstein, Dorothy L to Finkel-
stein, Arthur B Family Trust in 35-
1S-21E, $10
Gould, Kathryn L to Gould, Kath-
ryn L Trustee Of The Gould Family
Homestead Trust in 35-3S-22E, $10
Phillips, Sheila to Phillips, John
Lott in RIVER COUNTRY EST LOT
9,$10
Crews, Denise to Forbes, Freder-
ick F Jr in 31-2S-21E, $116,000
Phillips, Betty L to Abdulla,
Farouk K in MILTONS ADD LOT 2
BK 4, $0
Whg Macclenny LLC toAutozone
Stores Inc in 5-3S-22E, $525,000
Turner, Barbara Lynn to Snell,
Jimmie L in PINE GROVE EST LOT
26, $126,500


PRESIDENTIAL: IAND:


3 BR, 2 BA 2200SF $255,900
4 BR,2 BA$135,000
4 BR, 2/2 BA, 36.54 acres river front estate
New 3 BR, 2 BA (2 to choose from) $164,900
3 BR, 22 BA, pool & workshop $235,000
3 BR, 2 BA 4.88 acres joining park $359,000
3 BR, 2 BA 1800SF MH.on 1 acre $149,900.
New 3 BR, 2 BA in Glen $179,900
2144SF 3 BR, 2 BA MH on 2.88 acres $179,900


Davis, Josie L Jr to Norman, Rob-
ert Carl in 10-4S-21E, $84,000
Keinath, Harold to Stokes, Charles
A in 20-3S-21E, $10
Richmond American Homes
Of Florida Lp to Callahan, Troy in
ROLLING MEADOWS LOT 62,
$237,500
Callahan, Troy L to Bryant, Rita
M in TIMBER LANE SUBDIVI-
SION UNIT 3 PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE
64 LOT 15, $155,000
Combs, Tommy to Neal, Fredrick
C Iii in 36-2S-21E, $10
Rhoden, Gerald R Sr to Stuhr,
Dale in S12-3S-20E2, $45,000
Mae Lillies LLC to Gaines, Billy J
in 29-2S-22E, $11,300
Hicks, Robert to Porterfield,
Stephanie in 32-2S-22, $1
.Walker, Gregory James to Walker,
Billy J in S19-21E-, $10
Combs, Timothy L to Downing,
Alvin L in FOREST GLEN LOT 5,
$182,500
Jacksonville LLC to Crows Nest
LLC in TOWN OF MACCLENNY
REPLAT BLOCK 45 DB-D PG-799
LOT 6 & 7, $300,000
Trwjx ( G) to Williams, Jennifer E
in 26-2S-20E, $10
Dodd, Franklin Trustee to Char-
tiable Land Trust in 27-2N-19E, $10
Beasley, George T to Harvey, John
in 25-2S-20E, $10
Charitable Land Trust to Dodd,
Franklin Trustee For Land Trust in
26-2S-20E, $10


10 acres near Glen $92,000
15 acres near Glen $119,000
10 acres near Glen $89,900
87.95 acre ranch $1,300,000
1.24 acres on Pine Loop $38,900
COMMERCIAL:
Owner financing, commercial building across from court-
house
Prime location at 1-10 and SR 121 by Waffle House &
American Inn $140,000


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Rhoden, Russell B Jr to Mixon,
Timothy D Jr in TOWN OF MAC-
CLENNY LOT 1 BK 12, $144,000
Baker Power Equipment Inc to
Northeast Florida Power Equipment
Inc in 31-2S-22E, $375,000
Frazier, Ronald R to Volz, Thomas
in 13-2S-21E, $94,000
Craven, Lorie J to Baum, Andrew
in 29-2S-21E, $172,000
Hodges, Michelle to Peters, Joseph
W in 2-3S-20E, $82,000
Spivack, Phillip to Curtis, Peggy
W in TIMBER LANE SUBDIVI-
SION UNIT 3 PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE
64 LOT 34, $114,000
Rayonier Forest Resources Lp to
Rayonier Timberland Acquisitions
Six LLC in 31-2S-22E, $10
Drees Homes Of Florida Inc to
Kiper, Ronald L Jr in ROLLING
MEADOWS LOT 25, $228,700
Bcpd LLC to Macclenny Town
Center LLC in 31-2S-22E, $1,000,000
Baker C & D Inc to Yarborough,
James M in 12-4S-20E, $252,993
Countrywide Home Loans Inc to
Secretary Of Housing And Urban De-
velopment in RIDGE EST LOT 3A,
$0


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