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can a fire
BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Local fire chiefs agree that a
speedy'response to .-nterir gencr
calls is important, but not as
important as the lives of others
on the road.
That was the conclusion
reached by Baker County fire
chief Richard Dolan, City of
Mucd.nriny fire chief Buddy
Du:...i and Sh'-i1t fJoey Dob-
son after a .:i.et: ur last week to
review each department's poli-
cies :r-i'ji;r: emergency re-
sponse with personal vehicles.
All of the r-ui't;'.; 94 fire-
fi':rrnter are volunteers and re-
spond to the eight fire stations
using their own vehicles, many
equipped with fI. .hirnt red
lights. Only part-time firefight-
ers with the City of Macclenny
respond in personal vehicles.
Last week's meeting was
called after a Glen St. Mary
station firefighter was i.u-L.'
over iFitp r. :r!j, e." ,r an ac-
cident while re;i-'. ': to an
"It took ,orri.tl;;" like this
(the Glen St. Mary i;nt. kni'l to
vi! our attention," said Sher-
iff Dobson. "We had a very
pridu.Jtive meeting and made
progress in making the roads
safer when emergency vehicles
The participabt- looked at
ways to make ci r.rII ey re-
sponses safer for the public and
Mr. Dugger said he intends
to continue requiring annual
driver training for his firefight-
ers.' it you get sIli....l and get
a ticket don't come (. r int to
me," Mr. Du g-. said he told
his firefighters. "I c '.p.' them
to enforce the law."
Furthermore, Chief Dug-
ger said he tells his men that if
someone di"er.'~ -1i-:p or yield
to the fl;Liin red B;* simply
stay behind them.
"We all recir .'h we have
problems at times, and we
want to be informed of those
problems so we can rcspncnd
to them m:jed:: il, he said.
"If it means busting them, then
bust .,er:! I d.': want to see
County chief Dolan said he
is setting up a committee to re-
view his diepacr .i 'i i l.ic;
".- "i review our policy and
decide in what scenarios we
would run with lights and oth-
ers that we can just go with the
flow of traffic for the.sake of
public safety," said Mr. Dolan.
Under state law, he said,
personal, vehicles are consid-
ered emergency vehicles and
are permitted to speed and pass
tlIhuigh red lights, something
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'Dog'defenders Caleb .-: (27) and James Colbert (2) close in on Gerald (Gonzo) Gonzales of the : squad' Saturday.
PHOTO BY: DOUG WI.DS, BAKEIRCOUNTYSPOMrs.coM
It was all "Dogs and 3-;-,. the i',:.rr r:,i of
February 2 under a blue and mild winter sky as
members of the 'r*, I, county and Macclenny
fire n -,..' r:r :.- ..; bested a squad of sheriff's
department personnel in the rif ;-- -: 3 'i 5:i . at
Memorial Sr .. ..
The final score: Dogs up by 36-.0 in what
r rw r I., want to become ai annual S'.p;: Bowl
weekend flag-football charity event.
A*.L.-.rdilg to Tracie Benton, who put the pro-
gram v.t'.cie the several hundred n,r..:t. :.
-r isl.ej into a .''"l..'"l purse to be donated to t.h-
Baker M~.idc- School SADD CI, ni: that promotes
positive choices on matters, :-.- .. from drug and
alcohol abuse to seat '- :. use.
J.L. W'. was chosen M -- r' for the fire team
and Sc:.'. R-],, c! took i!-: honor for : law
Ms. Benton said ,re.:e.i- from next year's Pig
Bowl will be :, to several organizations.
BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Baker County commission-
ers decided February 5 that
closing a railroad :.'-.ss;:i. at
Ocean Street in Olustee was
a small price to .;-', for a free
j.ark and more industrial jobs
in Baker County.
In passing a resolution au-
i 'c..ri- nr the f ;.:_- of an ap-
i ..... i'. with the F .::c~. De-
partment of T-..... i-rat ,-'.:,
(FDOT) to request the closing,
commissioners showed their
support for developer Avery
Roberts' !"''- .. n.. industrial
Roberts said the closing and
S,. :i.Mn of the crossing to an-
other spol would provide better
access to his property.
"It's critical," he told the
However, CSX's manager
_1 :- 7 .: :.r,.1 d- ... .: n.-L-n' Au-
brey Brown said typically the
railroad requires the closing of
three crSSI.,i for every new
one opened. And since Mr.
Roberts crl. has one cross-
u.. under his control to close,
he asked the countyto -r.-ci
closing its crossing at Ocean
With b.'jrh ,; *-,..r.g:. closed
and the.economic benefit a new
industrial '!:-i would bring
to CSX, Mr. :-:; said he's
: ..r,,...; the railroad would
,in ,rr-. e his Lr.:l'. for relo-
C. .. : the crossing.
The new tir.-. !' will also
have to gain ., f.-. ;.. .:.
'->OT, said Janice B'.rl. .
the de:. : rr :::..
"Our desire is to always
look at safety as the number
one thing," she said. "And any-
time there'- an opportunity for
a train to meet a car, we want
to eliminate that *. .. .Lt..--. "
However, Ms. Bordelon also
said that FDOT supports trans-
portation by rail over roads be-
cause railroads are more fi.u-l
t:.:ell: and :...':,:c the envi-
The ,,L:.:.t-'l_ Ji would not
be rpp.r'i; c, without a "thor-
ough analysis," she said.
Th r. u, h his .l.. ,:;.: .jr.
SR.h FDOT, Mr. Roberts said
he's also .;: the *:! ..'.
ment would : his ";.-.
J- 'rite -..",.. no firm com-
mitment h .ri FDOT or CSX.
Darryl Register, executive
,r:-.;r s of the '.er C' .'.irJ
'.c, : ".; Commission,
.. -.. in favor of the :: :..
., .: ;:. '-.- : . .. the coun-
ty to provide ,:'.'.n r r;...I r '
In return for the "'nT'.'.
support, M r. .-.. ir, 3;.< ..,
to build a : r1 ,r -..: ). Ol .' .
(See : ,.- 5)
Plan seeks to confine
largest growth area
an I-10 centered loop
BY JOEL ADDINGTON who consulted with the City of
Press Staff Macclenny about where utili-
ties would likely be extended.
County planners have re- The result was the area gen-
cently b,- .n the dj.,tin;, rally located south of Tim
....:-i.-ir1:alI-)ear process of Crews Road, north of Mud
.sipdafitag ~.ke County's cor- Lake Road, east of Ocseola
prehensive plan, something the National Forest and west of
state requires evei y five years the Baker County line. The
m o s t
growth Loop (red line) bordered on west by Osceola; east by Nassau County.
aries ..:. which .':.r. "n..boundaries trace much a
ipct. : t.-. "-:. so r ibe av ",-'iae in f crt r ..- t re loop road
Srri years, around : 1.,,.
"Ve finally" : r .jl .* Glen St. Mary and S:n,-1:I ...,,
drew a line," said Mr. Preston, (Seepage4)
DCA: local impact fees
trump concurrency rules
BY JOEL .ADDINGTON
The Florida Dqp..rtirr,: re,, of Community Affairs was in Baker
C, t-.~last week and !".l-..:-:.1 a clear message: state-mandated
concurrency regulations .:h ]nr'r be the primary funding source for
..r. j, ,.: ,.-I ,T-.r r.. r,- for itself
"BE.::i.. you get to the .. '..-. test, .. have to have a
in place to project T.:- and fuund m. needed improvements," said
Mr. McDaniel stressed tat concurre.ncy shou d be used as a safe-
ty net for times when growth -,,r%: beyond projections and local
impact i...- a short in :.- .. ,new infrastructure more class-
rooms or wider streets
He said : :. is F thd -..':i Lx: soon the vol-
umne of 47. : -.-- could rT 'ti r 3-infr:c k,.: i.,
"You will never have the the k..:-. again you have .:'.,' Mr. Mc-
D..iil told the room of county commissioners, rr :. .. developers
and planners ,:. rd at the .: r of C- -..-. e January 31 to
discuss the ...: .._-:.I. of the - Creek :. of regional
,a (DRI, and i.-.. other 1 i :a-;r.ir (See page 2)
Knitting: not just for ladies anymore
BY KELLEY LAN N IG A N
"Knit one, purl two, pick up a ,'... that's
all you do ..."
Textile art, -:;c -. .the needle arts such
as ":.. 'tJ".r, :-.'.:. and lace making, is
.'q,- r iiii rng a re ilrTg.eL' .e of interest.
It's not just grandmothers making the
scarfs and afghans. Children, te-, ,iet- and
a ':i -. ing ;c ..... ': .. of men have .-.:_.. the
ranks and are actively pursuing the I1-..bi.
producing be:, 7-i: and I:i.: : ,io..
In the last decade, countless web sites, chat
rooms and blogs devoted to all the needle
arts have sprung up.
Knitters are members of societies and
s.. .s, and a large ...:i .: n .'- C:' has
,.e',,ed around ., craft. This ic' ;a-,inc
of interest has g :'. rise to .r.'-.;; or :'.
rings of kIiit rt:, enthusiasts. TU;> meet at
coffee and sandwich shops to prac ice their
craft, swap tips and advise and to share new
patterns and Je" -';
Joan Trawick, owner of The Local c..il.c,
a .'i't".r: shop in downtown Macclenny, at-
tributes the recent rise in popularity to the ac-
,. -:.,-.. I t1-. of the Internet and the new meth-
ods for i""- :'' r. g yarn.
'i ---. is a movement back to natural fi-
bres and '.:~, new materials and .r.ir ;.. :
: '.- those types of yarns are more
I-.'i i..: and 3-...i: ':.' to the public than ever
'-f:re.." she said.
Producing textiles for utility and beauty
has a long history. Traditionally crafted by
'-. :,. textiles were the result of many labori-
ous hours spent a:n:..I:.. and -.ir,: .- -..i.
then a : ".; or '.::"'-; the thread into
Many more hours could be spent enhanc-
ing cloth with design tl..:rO'h embroidery
and -- ;7.':-".1. patterns.
In .-r:".:. the industrial revolution
c.-. : .'e . : .,; ':-. of textiles from a
home-based, often :i :T --person creation to
mass -': 'Action on a huge scale. The prac-
tice of knitting and weaving passed from the
status of a vital, necessary skill to that of a
S- :- pass time.
The rise of the ;:, :h.;:-i I r. .: i
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DCA: impact fees'trump concurrency...
manaeir Jo6e Cine eaid maybe?
on the horizodii.1'V ,
"We've seen it in Clay Coun-
ty and St. Johns County and
Baker County's getting close
- and my concern is that you
will delay in doing this."
What Mr. McDaniel was
calling for, along with a devel-
opment attorney on hand from
Clay County, John Kopelousos,
was a hike .in Baker County's
impact fees. Mr. Kopelousos
was hired as a consultant by the
county commission last year to
advise on the DRI process.
The county began charging
$3000 per single-family home
in transportation and school dis-
trict impact fees in 2005. There
are no impact fees for parks, po-
lice or fire protection.
Clay County charges $7000
per single-family home strictly
for school impact, and is in the
process of approving a transpor-
tation impact fee. Developers
in St. Johns County pay at least
$7000 per residential unit, and
almost $10,000 if the home is
more than 1800 square feet.
Both Mr. McDaniel and
Mr. Kopelousos acknowledged
that raising impact fees is usu-
ally unpopular and could prove
harmful to officials running for
However, they said, it would
help maintain quality of life for
existing and future residents.
County commission chair-
man Gordon Crews said this
week he is generally against
raising impact fees because of
the increased financial burden
it would put on first-time home
"We're going to take it slow
on the impact fees," he said. "I'd
like to do it (raise impact fees)
for all the DRIs but they'll just
charge more for their homes."
However, Mr. Crews said if
there was a way, through a trust
fund or other vehicle, for first-
time home buyers to be reim-
bursed for impact fees, he might
consider raising them.
Commissioner Crews also
said he'd rather see concurrency
pay for growth than higher im-
pact fees, a view county plan-
ning director Ed Preston said is
After the meeting the direc-
tor said that "the general un-
derstanding" of the public and.
elected officials is that concur-
rency should be. the priniary
mechanism for ensuring growth
pays for itself.
"We try to pay for things on
of least re- What are impi
Mr. Pres- Impact fees are c
ton said, on new home and
explaining to offset costs fo
that let- Many counties ha
ting state- public safety (fireE
mandated schools, roads ar
currency Baker County c
regulations fees: $1500 per s
makedevel- transportation and
opers fund schools.
ture im- What is concu
provements Concurrency refer
is easiest. outlined by Florid,
"The hard- mandate municipp
er path is to tions by the end o
pass a tax a way for develop
and have portionate fair sha
them (de- schools and utility
velopers) growth. Any impa
carry their opers are credited
ownweight. share payments.
path." DCA: concurrency
Much of good planning
hour meeting's discussion also
looked at examples of good and
Mr. Kopelousos said Clay
County has examples of both.
"Go down Blanding Boule-
vard and you'll see that's how
you don't do development," he
said. That area of Clay County
was developed with poor plan-
ning and the result has become
a congested thoroughfare that he
called "a moving parking lot."
As an example of good devel-
opment, Mr. Kopelousos pointed
to work done on Highway 17 in
Orange Park with limited curb
cuts and landscaping buffers on
either side of the road.
"That's nice development," he
Brian Teeple, the CEO of
Northeast Florida Regional
Council, also attended the
meeting and suggested look-
ing closely at Seminole County
in Central Florida and how it's
managed growth as a bedroom
community for Orlando in Or-
Mr. Kopelousos said he rep-
resented the developer of a Clay
Count) DRI called Eagle Creek.
"We had schools (built) and
roads (widened) and we paid
for them," he said. "You can
but you can't
to pay their
make DRIs work,
one-time taxes levied
r municipal services.
ave separate fees for
and police protection),
id recreation Iparks).
charges two impact
single-family home for
i $1500 per home for
rs to the requirements
a senate bill 360 that
alities approve regula-
f this year to establish
pers to pay their "pro-
Ire" for the new roads,
ies needed to handle
ct fees paid by devel-
1 to proportionate fair-
i is not a substitute for
and future projects.
"Start now," advised Mr. Ko-
However, as Mr. Preston said
after the meeting, "It's gener-
ally accepted that development,
should pay for itself. The dis-
agreement comes in how much
that payment is."
County manager Joe Cone
shared the story of one property
owner who has applied to sub-
divide his property into 20 half-
acre lots but faces concurrency
costs of about $20,000 per lot if
homes are built.
"Can the market bear that?"
asked Mr. Cone. '
Developer Avery Roberts of
Lake Butler said: "No one ex-
pects a free ride, but you don't
want to end up with a bad prod-
uct. The numbers have to make
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that wasn't entirely clear follow-
i0g the Gleri St. Mar incident
il However, Sheriff Dobson,
said emergency vehicles are
still required to slow down at
signals and stop signs first to
make sure other traffic is aware
of their presence before moving
"These people (volunteers)
are doing a real service to this
community and we should be
grateful for that," said Mr. Dob-
son. "At the same time, all of us
agree that the safety of the pub-
lic is our first priority."
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ing themselves Republicans.
As of this week, 3932 local
voters opted for the GOP, 8129
the Democrat Party, 762 no party
affiliation and 172 the minor po-
Old habits die hard, except
when voting for conservative na-
The article pointed out that
Baker County Democrats went
69% for George Bush in 2000,
vs. 29% for their party nominee
Four years later, Democrats
supported Mr. Bush by a 78%
margin, vs. John Kerry's 22%.
Baker County Democrats
gave the Republican nominee a
greater share of their votes here
than in Duval, St. Johns, Nassau
or Clay counties. All of those
counties, notably, have a greater
percentage of registered Repub-
licans on the voting rolls.
Last week, when no party
cross-over voting was permitted,
Baker County Democrats said
John Edwards was their man
- by a margin of 49% vs. 29.4%
for Hilliary Clinton and 18% for
Well, Mr. Edwards wasn't
their man, said a majority of
Florida Democrats. In fact, he
dropped out of the race after last
Baker County Democrat vot-
ers seemed to be saying January
29 they're not willing to pull the
lever for either a woman or a
Wait a minute!
I thought the Democrats were
the party of "inclusion" and
greater rights for women and mi.-
norities. If my guess is correct,
maybe not our Democrats.
And, if my assessment is cor-
rect, they can't use Mrs. Clinton
and Mr. Obama's liberal plat-
forms as an excuse for not vot-
ing. Mr. Edwards was every bit
as liberal as they.
In that case, it could only
be bias against putting either a
woman or black into the White
Last week's primary election
results in Baker County affirmed
some trends that have been in the
works for years, and suggested
that other, more subtle, under-
currents of bias continue to flow
through our political veins.
Among the former is the fact
that we continue to call many
of us ourselves Democrat in
party registration, but we lean
Republican, as do voters in four
neighboring northeast Florida
Just prior to the January 29
primary that drew 41 percent of
the county's 13,000 registered
voters, an article in The Florida
Times-Union pointed out that,
while two of three Baker Coun-
ty voters of the two major par-
ties call themselves Democrats,
they vote in heavier percentages
for Republicans on the national
That's no surprise to anyone
who tracks presidential and con-
gressional races the past quarter
century. The national Republican
Party saw it coming in the late
1970s the lure of the Demo-
crat Party that existed since Re-
construction was unraveling.
It continues to do so.
The big difference in 2008 is
more Baker County voters -
new and established are call-
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thoughts on car washes: fom
fear of going through them to
using tmem to cleanseyour dogs
Over dinner at a local res- water slamming into the car as
taurant recently, I admitted to the spray jets moved from one
a friend that one of my favorite end to the other. Instinctively,
things is to go through the auto- I would cringe a little as they
mated car wash. passed by. I
He looked THEBACK knew that with-
at me sideways THEBACK out the protec-
over his food, tive steel cage of
his brow wrin- PO R C H the car's body,
kling as he tried the force of the
to decipher this KELLEY LANNIGAN jets would prob-
information. ably knock me
"I'm not en- off my feet.
tirely sure what you mean," he
It started when I was young
with my Dad taking us kids
through the car wash on Satur-
days. It actually unnerved me a
little at first, but trepidation soon
gave way to fascination and I
came to think of it as something
really cool, right up there with
Silly Putty, Seven-Up candy bars
and putt-putt golf (don't remem-
ber Seven-Up candy bars? More
about them another time).
I think it-was the pressure of
MLK column: did they read the same oneP...
It should cost
This is in response to the column in
the January 24 edition of The Press (on
No newspaper or media outlet should
be used as a platform to express racism.
No one wants to be called a racist in this
politically correct society we live in,
but there's no other term to express Jim
McGauley's views about Martin Luther
I am appalled that such venomous
commentary would grace the pages of
such a well-established newspaper. If
this was a more circulated paper, this
blatant and misguided outburst would
have cost Mr. McGauley his job. Public
outcry would relieve him from further
corruption of his journalistic platform.
Mr. McGauley, did you not see the
whole Don Imus mess unfold this past
year? As members of the media, we hold
you to a certain standard, because you
have the ability to influence large groups
of people. It is a tragedy that the words
or actions of one person can cause dis-
sension. People who read such ignorance
should be careful how they react.
I am a life-long resident of Baker
County, and I'm sure Mr. McGauley's
views are not a reflection of the white
citizens. I have many white friends, and
so many white people have had a posi-
tive influence on my life. I can't count
I don't know if this was a case of
small town sensationalism used to pro-
voke a reaction or debate. But it seems to
be a malicious and deliberate attack on a
great man and his cause. It is an absolute
lack of civility and humanity that would
compel anyone to question the relevance
of Martin Luther King Day.
Mr. McGauley, please use a measure
of discretion when dealing with such
sensitive issues in the future.
Marianna Federal Correctional Institution
(Editor: Perhaps you should re-read that column.
I don't think you could have missed the point by
a wider margin.)
A pointless' holiday?
I would like to respond to your column pub-
lished January 24 "Is it just another Columbus
You said you viewed Martin Luther King Day
as a rather pointless holiday, comparing it to Co-
lumbus Day, and questioning doing away with it.
In my opinion, disposing of that holiday would be
a horrible thing.
You said things like "This holiday doesn't bring
peace between races," but I believe you've failed
to recognize that Martin Luther King Day is what
immortalizes the dream for all races to live togeth-
er in peace, and I think that day keeps us reminded
of the way he changed the United States by mak-
ing us realize how all men are created equal.
What if over time (Martin Luther King Day was
taken away) his dream was forgotten, and initially
overshadowed by racism, hate and ignorance? Ask
yourself that and decide if you want to forget about
Martin Luther King Day!
Junior English student
Baker County High School
(Editor: Perhaps you should re-read that column. I don't think
you could have missed the point by a wider margin.)
It was a trip to see.cascades
of soapy bubbles flowing over
the windshield and hear the loud
pulsing of water as it coursed
across the windshield.
I've been caught in rain so
hard that I've had to pull my car
off onto the shoulder of the road
because of zero visibility. As
unnerving as that kind of rain
can be, there is something safe
and cozy about knowing that the
outside elements can't get past
your protective "shell." Going
through the car wash is like that,.
minus the wind, thunder and
"I just thought it was cool," I
told my friend.
"Kelley, you're weird."
I pointed to the five separate
bowls he'd had the server put his
"Well, you refuse to eat food
that touches any other food on
the same plate. I think you are
weird," I told him, laughing.
I also admitted that I love
driving through big puddles
of water left on the side of the
road after it rains. I used to try
and see how high I could make
the wake of water flow outward
from the side of the car. I also
figured it cleaned the underside
pretty well, sort of like a free car
The only really free car wash
is the rain and that doesn't re-
move the grime, fingerprints
and dried on bird poop. It just
doesn't'get those tires gleaming.
That level of service requires a
trip through a full service car
wash or doing it yourself the old
fashioned way elbow grease
- neither of which I'm inclined
to do. So, it's an occasional run
through the local automated
wash or nothing.
I once saw a guy pull into the
self-serve side of the car wash
with a bunch of dogs in the back
of his pick up truck. It was a hot
day and he took off his shirt.
Then he removed his pants to re-
veal a pair of bathing trunks. He
thoroughly washed every inch of
the truck, including the dogs.
Obviously, it was routine for
these canines. They patiently
endured being scrubbed down
and hosed off. Each dog in turn,
shook off massive rivulets of
water after being rinsed, soak-
ing their master in the process.
He'd learned the hard way to
wear swim trunks during this
The dogs would be blow-
dried when he arrived home,
compliments of the wind.
This guy was smart. He'd
practiced water conservation
and harnessed a free source of
energy from mother nature.
My friend and I got coffee
freezers from Eliano's after sup-
per and drank them, you guessed
it, while we went through the car
-? J c
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 7, 2008 Page 4
Equipment donated to league...
Lance Griffis (left) general sales manager of Pineview Chevrolet, in conjunction
with the Chevy Youth Baseball program, donated equipment kits consisting of bags,
baseballs, ball buckets and t-shirts to Baker County Little League this week. Also
pictured are (from left) Terry Crews, Donald Combs, and Billy Miller of the league,
who picked up the items on February 5. The sponsors will also help donate a Chevy
Tahoe raffled off by participating teams in the Southeast US. Tickets will be available
from players, family members and Little League volunteers.
Arrested motorist has
19 license suspensions
A Glen St. Mary man whose Crawford was at the wheel of the
driving record includes 19 li- stopped vehicle, and tire marks
cense suspensions was arrested indicated he traveled about 100
in the early morning hours of yards along the east shoulder bd-
January 31 in south Macclenny. fore becoming stuck.
Deputy Steven Jones Jr. said Deputy Patrick McGauley
he pulled over a 1989 Chevrolet said the driver appeared disori-
pickup driven by Samuel Lind- ented with slurred speech and
sey, 62, after spotting it going was unable to pass field sobriety
south about 1:30 on South 6th tests. At one point, he inserted
St. with a burned-out headlight, a filter cigarette into his mouth
A computer check turned up the backwards, then briskly rubbed
multiple suspensions and the fact his hands together, telling the
that Mr. Lindsey is designated an deputy he would "make it light."
habitual offender. The deputy's report indicated
Deputy Jones said he also Mr. Crawford admitted to taking
found three types of prescrip- several prescription drugs earlier
tion medication inside the ve- that day.
hide, and the driver could not Justin Sands, 21, of Sander-
produce proof they were legally son was arrested for disorderly
prescribed. He was charged with intoxication after he was found
felony drug possession, and also in a vehicle parked in the lot of
having the wrong license tag on McDonalds on South 6th about
the pickup. 3:00 am on February 1.
In other recent arrests, Timo- A restaurant employee called
thy Crawford, 48, of Sanderson police because Mr. Sands was
was charged the evening of Janu- disrupting customers pulling
ary 30 with drunk driving after through the all-night drive thru
bogging his 1991 Ford sedan in lanes. The suspect said he was
a ditch alongside SR 125 near not driving the vehicle, and in-
Aaron Fish Rd. stead was waiting for a ride
Deputy Gavin Sweat said he home.
came upon the vehicle after mo- Deputy: Jones said a loaded
tdrists' 'advised police dispat 1' .'12 gauge shotgun was found in
that a vehicle was weaving north-' vehicle, ahd'the liceisis tag be-
bound on 125. He noted that Mr. longed on another car.
Growth inside I-10 loop...
(from page 1)
The loop road will eventually be
connected to Dunn Avenue (SR
104) on the north and Normandy
Boulevard (SR 228) on the south
in Duval County.
Outside of this "urban growth
boundary" is where Mr. Preston
said the county would discour-
age more intense development
to retain the county's rural land-
"It's very high on their list to
retain the rural character," Mr.
Preston said of the Florida De-
partment of Community Affairs'
(DCA) priorities for the county.
Other guiding principles for
the comprehensive plan update
were gleaned from a "Alterna-
tive Futures" study performed
by the county in which plan-
ners interviewed stakeholders
and held public meetings to find
out what Baker County residents
wanted their community look
like in 20 years. The vision that
emerged was that of a self-sus-
"That's what Baker County
said they wanted," Mr. Preston
said during a county commis-
sion meeting last month.
To achieve this in light of up to
five new population centers ex-
pected along the proposed loop
road all of which will likely
be developments of regional
impact (DRIs) the county's
vision is for each of the centers
to be high-density, mixed-use
developments that provide resi-
dents with a place to live, work
More specifically Mr. Pres-
ton provided the following rec-
ommendations he hopes make
it into the comprehensive plan
during the updating process:
Construction of a developer-
funded centralized water and
sewer system that could eventu-
ally be turned over to the coun-
Establishing master plans
with rural design guidelines
for the areas outside the urban
Clustering development to
preserve environmentally sensi-
Encouraging more non-
residential land uses that would
support a local workforce and
working with other agencies like
the City of Macclenny or the
Chamber of Commerce to bring
in high-wage jobs.
Development of parks, gre-
enways and waterways master
plans to preserve the county's
natural resources and encourage
eco-tourism to stimulate eco-
Once updated, the new com-
prehensive plan must be adopted
by county commissioners. DCA
approval is also required.
Children and spouses both
were arrested and named in do-
mestic violence cases the past
week, including one involving
a step-son in a fight that started
over household chores.
Deputy John Hardin said the
injuries to the 47-year-old step-
father were consistent to his
version of events the afternoon
of February 2 when he and the
16-year-old boy fought at a resi-
dence off John Rowe Rd.
Both parties gave conflicting
stories about the series of events,
and the boy's mother told Deputy
Hardin the step-father had made
threats to kill her in the past. She
also accused her estranged hus-
band of inappropriate behavior
with a teen female living at the
Juvenile authorities in Gaines-
ville will also be taking a look
at accusations by a 41-year-old
mother who accused her son of
attacking her and threatening to
kill her the afternoon of January
The mother and two witnesses
told Sgt. Phil Duval the youth,
17, became enraged and pushed
her down stairs before grabbing
a knife and making the death
threat. He again tried to strike
her when she attempted to calm
him down, the mother alleged.
The son then fled on foot to a
In other reports:
Richard McCune, 27, was
arrested for domestic violence
the morning of February 3 af-
ter he allegedly slammed wife
Amie, 21, on the forehead and
threw her on a bed.
The wife said she bit Mr. Mc-
Cune on the hand when he tried
to prevent her from calling po-
lice, an accusation he denied.
The husband told Deputy Tony
Norman he tried to protect him-
self when the wife began throw-
ing objects at him at their resi-
dence off Carl Brown Rd.
Zackaria Jordan, 22, of Glen
was named in a criminal com-
plaint for domestic violence after
spouses in domestic
he allegedly forced his way into Mr. Yarbrough said he and
the residence of ex-wife Sarah his family were dining when
Smith, 21, the evening of Janu- Mr. McCullough asked to talk to
ary 30. him. They apparently then went
Ms. Smith told Deputy Harold into the rest room, where the ac-
Taylor that Mr. Jordan attacked caused locked the door and struck
both her and Derek Stone, 20, of
Jacksonville. The latter declined
to sign the complaint.
A complaint for violating
a domestic violence injunction
was filed January 29 against
Justin Pearce, 24, for allegedly
sending three text messages to
Summer Rhoden, 21, in the early
morning hours of January 25.
Both are from Macclenny. Valentine's Da
Ian Finchum, 27, of Calla- Candle Light Din
han was arrested January 30 for
making repeated telephone calls & Wine Tasting
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Greg Perich, owner of the
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the calls and threats to his staff
have continued several years.
The report by Investigator Steve
Harvey noted a trespass warrant Pu, &
was issued by Jacksonville police RESERVATI
earlier to keep the suspect from RES VAT
similar activities at the station's Call 259-504(
The suspect admitted the of-
fenses to local investigators and .
said he did not know why he
made the calls, but that he will
quit because "he's given his life Appearing Live
to the Lord."
An ex-Baker County School February 22 frro
Board member was named in an
information complaint January
18 following a fight at Calendar's
Deli that evening.
Todd McCullough, no age
available, of Macclenny alleg- i,
edly attacked his brother-in-law
Chuck (Lynn) Yarbrough, 45, in
the restaurant rest room about
Deputy Matt Riegel said he -
went to the McCullough resi-
dence off Raintree Dr. where the
two parties plus others were in a
verbal altercation following the
call to the restaurant. Police had
been told the fight was to con-
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Notice for Early Public Review of a
Proposal to Support Activity in
the 100-Year Floodplain and Wetland
To: All Interested Agencies, Groups, and Individuals
This is to give notice that the City Commission of
Macclenny has submitted an application for a Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG funds) to the Florida
Department of Community Affairs. The funding is provided
by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
(HUD) and will be used to (Florida DCA CDBG Contract
#08DB-T3-04-12-02-N17) to connect potable water
storage tanks located within the city limits of Macclenny
to eliminate water pressure and supply problems during
heavy usage periods.
This notice is required by Section 2(a)(4) of Executive Order
11988 for Floodplain Management, and by Section 2(b) of
Executive Order 11990 for the Protection of Wetlands, and is
implemented by HUD Regulations found at 24 CFR 55.20(b)
for the HUD action that is within and/or affects a floodplain
Construction will be undertaken in the 100-year floodplain
(and/or wetlands). The Macclenny City Commission is
interested in alternatives and public perceptions of possible
adverse impacts that could result from the project as well
as potential mitigation measures. Connection of the water
supply storage tanks is located within the floodplain area.
This project consist of connection one or more of the
three potable water storage tanks to eliminate water
pressure and/or supply problems during heavy usage
This notice with a request for comment was mailed to the
Regional Office of.the Federal Emergency Management
Agency and the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection. Additional information may be obtained by
contacting: Macclenny City Manager, Gerald Dopson,
at 118 E Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida, or by
Written comments must be received by the Macclenny.City
Commission at 188 E Macclenny Avenue; Macclenny, FL
32063 on or before February 25, 2008.
Date issued: February 7, 2008
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 7, 2008 Page 5
2 arrests the past week
ofsuspects in separate
alleged drug sale cases
County deputies and inves- the transaction with Mr. Hardin
tigators arrested two alleged at the intersection of CR 229 and
drug sellers the past week, one Stafford Rd. south of Sanderson
of them the result of a transac- later that evening.
tion that took place in the Dollar Mr. Hardin allegedly gave
General Store at Baker Square the informant $350 for the pot,
Shopping Center the evening of and indicated later he intended
January 31. to sell it in small plastic baggies
An employee alerted Deputy for $450. The deal had been ar-
Ben Anderson while he was on ranged several days earlier, the
routine patrol about 8:00 that suspect told investigators.
she witnessed the sale take place Arrested for misdemeanor
inside the store. The officer con- possession of pot found in a ve-
fronted Shomari Wilcox, 21, of hide was Amy Benton, 34, of
Macclenny because he matched Worthington Springs. She was
the earlier description and found with Mr. Hardin at the time. Po-
crack cocaine pieces in a cigar lice said they seized $492 in cash
cylinder that dropped out of the from Mr. Hardin.
suspect's rear pocket after he ex- A Sanderson man wanted in
ited the store. Duval and Putnam counties was
The second suspect, Timo- arrested for misdemeanor mari-
thy Johnson, 41, of Macclenny juana possession after a county
was questioned as he exited and, deputy went to investigate an
based on, the witness statements argument the afternoon of Janu-
to Deputy Patrick McGauley, ary 31 on South 2nd. St. in Mac-
was arrested for possession of clenny.
crack in a cigarette pack he al- Deputy Mike Hauge said Mi-
legedly tossed down after he saw chael Dickins, 26, and Nancy
the officers arrive at the store. Barton, 21, also of Sanderson,
Mr. Wilcox was charged with were arguing when he arrived.
possession with intent to sell be- A subsequent vehicle search
cause he had 3.8 grams of crack turned up a small amount of pot
(21 pieces) that are consistent in a bag, along with smaller bags
with peddling the drug. Deputy commonly used to sell the drug.
Anderson said he also confiscat- The deputy also found a weigh-
ed as evidence $136 found in Mr. ing scale. Mr. Dickins was also
Wilcox's pocket. charged with having drug para-
The charge against Mr. Wil- phernalia.
cox is a first-degree felony; the A 17-year-old male stopped
one against Mr. Johnson a sec- because a county deputy knew
ond-degree. he had only a learner's driving
In another felony drug case, permit ended up charged with
a motorist stopped by a county misdemeanor marijuana posses-
deputy the afternoon of January sion on February 2.
30 agreed to act as a confidential Deputy John Hardin said he
informant that led to the arrest of stopped the youth driving a 1995
Eric Hardin, 45, of Lake Butler Buick after spotting it eastbound
for purchasing a half-pound of on South Boulevard in Mac-
marijuana. clenny just before 4:00 pm. Po-
The unnamed informant was lice found a plastic baggie of the
first stopped by Deputy Mike drug in the vehicle.
Lagle about 5:45, and indicated Deputy Hardin used his Taser
he had arranged to sell the pot gun to subdue the young suspect
to the suspect at a pre-arranged when he resisted being hand-
location. cuffed by Investigator Jeff Daw-
IInvestigators Scotty Rhoden son and swung at him.
and James Nickles rigged the
first suspect so they could record
Burglary suspect 'tasered'
while /ying near butcher knife
Deputy William Hilliard de-
ployed his Taser gun on Febru-
ary 2 after a 43-year-old Mac-
clenny man refused commands
to "lie on the ground and spread
your hands" while within arm's
length of a butcher knife.
The deputy responded to a
prowler call on Ruise Rd. in
Sanderson and met with the vic-
tim's daughter, who said some-
one attempted to break into her
mother's home. Multiple screens
had been ripped at the resi-
Then neighbors called to
Deputy Hilliard, telling him
the suspect was under a porch.
The deputy found Deshonn Roy
Prevatt sitting in a chair next'to
the knife. When Deputy Hilliard
told Mr. Prevatt to lie down, the
man responded, "What for?"
The suspect continued to re-
fuse repeated orders and fell to
the ground when tasered. He
then complied with commands
to stay put until another deputy
A rescue unit treated Mr.
Prevatt at the scene and photo-
graphs were taken of shoe prints
at the burglarized home and the
matching tread on Mr. Prevatt's
shoe. He was taken to jail with-
out further incident and faces a
felony burglary charge in addi-
tion to resisting arrest, a misde-
In another property crime,
Amanda Odom's wallet was han-
dled by a number of emergency
workers following an accident
January 24 in which the 27-year-
old from Sanderson was taken to
Shands Gainesville. When her
father picked up the wallet from
the hospital, it didn't contain the
$1254 cash he claims was from
her tax return.
An investigation showed the
wallet was handled by respond-
ing corrections officers, a school
deputy, paramedics and hospi-
tal staff. No one could say what
happened to the money.
Also reported missing or sto-
len this week:
Estelle Williamson's .32-
caliber automatic pistol couldn't
be found January 28. The Mac-
clenny resident said she always
leaves the house unlocked and
didn't know who may have taken
Several Penn rods and reels
came up missing from the porch
of Avery Crawford of Macclen-
ny January 29.
Linda Jordan's platinum en-
gagement and wedding bands
were not in her jewelry box Jan-
Gene Steves reported a TV
set and miscellaneous food items
missing from his camper in Glen.
Deadline Monday at 5:00
oo0o .o ..ooooo 5 00
CSXo ered carrot
(from page 1) tween the county and Mr. 1
Two Olustee residents, Free-
man Dowling and Roy Couey,
opposed the closing because it
would lengthen routes to the
church and post office off Ocean
Mr. Dowling also asked
that, if the closing was granted,
could sidewalks be installed for
than a park. Mr.
Roberts said the
$50,000 he bud-
geted for the park
could be used for
sidewalks or split
between the park
"If sidewalks -
are better for the
fine," he said.
said he voted for
the closing be-
cause of the jobs
project is ex-
pected to bring to
Baker County. Top employ
not in favor of
closing crossings," said Mr. Rob-
inson, "but for what this means
for the future of Baker County, I
have to vote for this."
After the resolution was
unanimously approved, county
attorney Terence Brown said he
would draw up a contract be-
erts tor construction ot the parK.
In other business, the com-
mission awarded Gary Blue of
the road department Employee
of the Month honors, handed
Miss Baker County Chelsey
Davis a check for $250 and ap-
proved the following items un-
der the consent agenda:
Bid results for publishing of
,ee Gary Blue with manager Joe Cone.
the Tax Collector's Delinquent
Minutes from the last meet-
ing held January 22.
Scheduling of a public hear-
ing on school concurrency ele-
ments of the comprehensive plan
for February 18.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
TO THE MACCLENNY
The public is hereby notified that the Macclenny
City Council, acting as the Local Planning Agency
of Macclenny, Florida, will hold a public hearing
on Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at 6:00 pm, in the
City Council Chambers, 118 E. Macclenny Avenue,
Macclenny, Florida to consider and transmit
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE MACCLENNY
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN INCLUDING THE
ADDITION OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES
ELEMENT, REVISIONS TO THE CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENT AND REVISIONS TO
THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION
Drafts of the proposed amendments are available
for your review at Macclenny Building and Zoning
Department. The Building and Zoning Department
is located at 118 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny,
Florida and is open for business between the hours
of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Written comments on this proposed amendment
may be mailed to the attention of Janice Clark,
Building and Zoning Department at the above
address or emailed to email@example.com.
Interested parties may appear at the meeting and
be heard with respect to the proposed amend-
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, a per-
son deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting
or at any subsequent meeting to which the Board has
continued its deliberations is advised that such person
will need a record of all proceedings and may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of all proceedings is
made, which must include the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
a M - I
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 7, 2008 Page 6
Re-uvenating tourist board 18-month sentences to state prison
Two defendants were sen- drug stores all ingredients ond charge for driving on a su
at-t e plans to spend oteltax rceiptS tenced to 18 months in state used in the production of meth- pended license was dropped.
1 prison in separate and unrelated amphetamines. He was arrested John Randall Crews drew
BY JOEL ADDINGTON that an architect was.hired to broc
Press Staff do some preliminary drawings coo
of the center. "It was a real nice chit
The county's Tourism Devel- building but it was a million- pose
opment Council is back, almost. dollar building. At the time we .
The council responsible for didn't have any funds available." figu
spending tourism tax dollars That's changed, $1S
needs two more members to
complete the nine-mem- the
ber board. Once found, the Tourism tax receips se
council can resume regular r t7 wi
meetings and figure out 2001 to 2007
what to do with the nearly
$200,000 in taxes collected 2001 $30,318 c
during the last seven years. 2-$27,355
"We're starting from 2002- $2,3
scratch," said Sara Little, the 2003 $26,532 i
county administrator spear-3268 t
heading the effort. "We need 2004 $32,964
a motel owner residing in 2005 -$32,024
Baker County and we need a 2006 $32,557
rental property manager, but I $31,9507
think we might have that one 2007 $31,907
nailed down." d 32 657
The Tourism Development T tal: $232,657
Council (TDC) was originally Collector
formed in February, 2000 and Source: Baker County Tax Co
looked at building a civic cen-
ter for the area to boost local
tourism. That plan never gained
traction due to a lack of fund-
"We wanted to have a con-
vention center," explained coun-
ty clerk Al Fraser, explaining
Since 2001 the 2 percent tax
on motel rooms in Baker Coun-
ty has yielded at least $26,500
a year. The highest annual total
came in 2004 at $32,968. The
funds have been used to publish
A day's worth of events,
including a 5K walk/run,
are planned for Saturday, -
February 9 at the county
fairgrounds, with proceeds
going toward medical ex-
penses of Allison Surrency. :...
Allison is the six-month- .'' .
old daughter of Mr. and I .".
Mrs. Clete Surrency of St.
George, Ga. She suffers
from a rare liver disease and .
has received a transplant.
There is a $25 entry fee
for the walk/run that starts at
9:00 am. The fee includes a
t-shirt and entry to the Fam- .
ily Day that begins at 11:00.
It includes games, food, :-'
local talent gospel singing "
and pony rides, among other Allison Surrency
events. An auction begins at
3:00, and Clay Fire and Rescue will prepare barbeque chicken and
pork supper plates.
At 6:30, Dave and Sherrie will take to the stage for a half-hour
warm-up before the Crabb Revival gospel act.
For more information, telephone 259-1532.
Barbara Smith, Baker County
extension horticulture agent, is
offering a series of four Florida
Yards & Neighborhoods (FYN)
Programs for Baker County in
February and March. These pro-
grams will offer some new ideas
for gardening the Florida Friend-
ly way. You can have a beautiful
garden and protect our water re-
sources at the same time.
Thursday, February 7th
- 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm. FYN-
Ornamental Trees for Baker
County, Baker County Extension
office at the ag center. Cost is $2.
Register by 5:00 pm on Wednes-
day Feb. 6th.
Tuesday, February 26 6:00
pm until 7:30 pm. FYN- Plan-
ning a FL Friendly Landscape at
the ag center. Cost is $2. Register
by 5:00 pm Friday, Feb. 22nd.
Thursday, March 6th 6:00
pm until 7:30 pm. FYN Grow-
ing and Maintaining Lawns,
at the ag center at a cost of $2.
Register by 5:00 pm on Tuesday,
Tuesday, March 18 6:00
pm until 7:30 pm. FYN Drought
Tolerant Landscaping at the ag
center for a cost of $2. Register
by 5:00 pm on Friday, March
Please call 259-3520 for all
Soil board to meet
The Baker Soil and Water
Conservation District Board will
meet on Tuesday, February 19 at
Connie's Kitchen in Macclenny
starting at noon.
The public is invited. Please
call the conservation office at
259-2716 for more details.
chures, advertise an annual
n hunt and commission ar-
ectural drawings for the pro-
ed civic center.
according to county finance
res, the TDC fund now holds
"We're limited right now in
e tourism we have," Mr. Fra-
r said. "Most of it's historical
ith the old courthouse and
Mr. Fraser said a civic
enter could still be in Baker
"It's still an idea and an
ssue we want to throw out
there," he said. "We need a
place so people don't have to
go to Jacksonville."
Ms. Little said she hopes
to have the new TDC seat-
ed for its first meeting this
month. The agenda thus
far includes a request by
Cathy Mendolera to fund
more tourism brochures, a
request to install an eleva-
at the old jail museum and
tter of support from county
imissioners to appeal a deci-
by the US Forest Service to
e roads in the Osceola Na-
cases on February 4 during the
regular circuit court session.
Travis Clay Smith, 28, of
Macclenny pleaded no contest
to physically abusing his girl-
friend's five-year old son during
a period of several weeks starting
last November. He told a sheriff's
investigator at the time of his ar-
rest the child was "a problem"
and that he spanked him using a
plastic spatula and wood spoon.
Judge Phyllis Rosier ordered
Mr. Smith to stay away from the
girlfriend and the child upon his
release. He will be on probation
one year after that. lie was adju-
A similar sentence was given
to Randy Phillip Michaels, 32, of
Macclenny after he entered a no
contest plea to felony driving on
a suspended license and stealing
food from grocery stores. He is a
repeat offender and the sentence
runs concurrently with those of
four other suspended license of-
Mr. Michaels and several oth-
ers were arrested in May of last
year for the theft, and he was re-
arrested in September. He will be
on probation one year following
Curtis Snellgrove, 34, of Old
Town, Fl. was placed on proba-
tion five years after he pleaded
no contest to purchasing over-
the-counter items at three local
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front yard setback requirement. The property
is currently zoned Residential Single Family
Any support or objections may be heard at
the Zoning Adjustment Board meeting to be
held on February 11, 2008 at 6:00 pmz:at City
Hall, 118 E. Macclenny Ave.
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City of Macclenny
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Director: origins ofYMCA logos
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Jim Bouldin, newly hired
director of the Baker County
Family YMCA, presented a his-
tory of the development of the
YMCA organization during the
Baker County Rotary Club's
weekly meeting January 30.
In addition to the historical
background, Mr. Bouldin ex-
plained the origins and symbol-
ism of the YMCA's original logo.
He also discussed the signifi-
cance of the regional logo design
currently used by the First Coast
The YMCA was founded
by George Williams in 1866 in
London, England, as a response
to unhealthy social conditions
for young male workers in the
big cities that were a direct result
of the industrial revolution.
The organization focused on
Bible study, prayer and healthier
living as an alternative to life on
the streets. It was very success-
ful and over the years spread to
seven other nations, including
the United States.
The first logo was designed in
1878 when the eighth conference
of the World Alliance of YMCAs
met in Geneva, Switzerland. One
purpose of the conference was to
design an international badge to
represent all the associations.
Because it was founded on
strong Christian principles, the
design of the early logo was
based on Christian symbolism.
Baker County Family YMCA director Jim Bouldin poses with First Coast YMCA logo.
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Early logo designs were often
variations on a basic theme that
employed a double circle repre-
senting completeness and unity
of life, friendship and love. In-
side the circle was the greek Chi
Rho, the first two letters of the
Superimposed over the Chi
Rho was a triangle, symbol of
the Trinity and along its sides
were the words mind, body,
spirit. Within the triangle was
an open Bible with John 17:21
printed across the pages. The
referenced Bible verse contains
a famous prayer of Jesus: ... that
they all may be one ... as We
are one. The YMCA eventually
broadened its scope to include
all people men, women and
children of every race and
A national board met in 1967
and approved a modern symbol
for the organization, which is
universally recognized today.
"As I understand it, the logo
with the black capital Y letter
and the small triangle in red is
one of the most recognized lo-
gos in the world today, second
Knitting: not just for the ladies anymore
(from page 1)
; changed yarn production sig-
nificantly. The copious polyester
Syarns commonly seen in stores
today are made from petroleum.
Among knitting purists these
S"plastic" yarns are viewed with
A personal preference for nat-
ural fibres is one of the reasons
Kaycee Heinz of Glen St. Mary
began to knit several months ago..
She learned'the basic knit stitch
Sas a teenager' b~i t never pursued
it. Thirty five years later, she has
picked up the craft again and re-
cently took a sock making class.
"The new natural yarns are
wonderful," she said. "The plas-
tic, synthetic yarns don't breathe
at all. It makes me hot just to
Shave them laying across my lap
as I work."
Ms. Heinz is busy completing
a shawl for a family member and
- holds up the garment she is con-
Sstructing from a deep blue linen
yarn in a pattern called feather
"This is perfect for north
SFlorida's cooler evenings," she
And who says real men don't
Jeff Ward, who with his wife
Patty owns the Subway restau-
rants in Macclenny, has been
knitting for 43 years.
"My grandmother baby-sat
the kids in the family and she
gave us each a hook and yarn
ball to keep us busy," recalls Mr.
He also credits the influence
of his mother's Appalachian her-
itage with his knack for work-
ing with his hands. He grew up
learning to do everything nec-
essary to live from farming
and construction to canning and
"Mom always told us that
we'd never know when we'd be
on our own and need to pick up
a needle and thread," Mr. Ward
said. "We grew up with the phi-
losophy that you made and pro-
duced your own stuff, you didn't
Over the years, Mr. Ward
tried many textile arts and en-
dured a lot of teasing about his
"feminine" pass time, but has
taken it in stride.
He points out that knitting
is an ancient art and the first
to practice it were fishermen
making nets. When activity
on the open sea was slow, they
produced nets with elaborately
hooked designs to pass the time.
Such designs can still be seen
today in the famous sweaters
made on the Aran Islands in Ire-
land and have come to denote
identification of certain clans
"If you drowned at sea and
were unrecognizable when they
found you, the sweater would
identify what family you be-
longed to," he said.
At one time in history, ac-
cording to the online informa-
tion source Wikipedia, knitting
"Originally a male-only oc-
cupation,,the first knitting trade
guild was started in Paris in
1527. Knitting became a house-
hold occupation with the grow-
ing popularity of knitted stock-
ings and by tie end of the 1 O0s,
one to two million pairs of stock-
ings were exported from Britain
to other parts of Europe."
According to Mr. Ward, his
approach growing up was to try
everything that came down the
pike: sports, gymnastics, word
working, gardening, shell col-
lection, ceramics, music, paint-
ing and all the needle arts.
"I did it all because I didn't
want to limit myself in any way,"
said Mr. Ward.
Because he has a high energy
personality, he found knitting
and crocheting the perfect activ-
ity to occupy his hands, espe-
cially while watching television.
"I have to be always doing
something with my hands," he
said. "Interestingly enough,
when men finally understand
that. I knit and I'm serious about
it, many of them actually ask me
to show them how to do it too."
Today, he holds the rank of Mas-
ter Knitter, a designation earned
through testing by The Knitting
His round tablecloth cro-
cheted in multi-color yarn is a
virtual tour-de-force of crafts-
manship. Currently on display at
The Local Needle, the tablecloth
features patterns using chain,
shell and the elaborate Pineapple
design, his personal favorite.
According to Mr. Ward, the
hardest and most important
technique to master is tension.
Proper tension on the yarn must
be maintained during the entire
process or the piece can be lop-
sided and uneven.
"Tension is everything and
it comes with experience," he
Another Macclenny resident,
Carole Finley, is brand new to
"You could say I'm a ripper
instead of a knitter," she jokes.
S"I spend half the time rippingt-
out stitches and redoing them
For Ms. Finley, who recently
took her first knitting class, the
challenge is being left-handed.
Patterns are written for the ma-
jority of the population who are
right-handed, which makes it
tricky for a lefty. The intrepid
beginning knitter is determined.
"It's not going to beat me,"
Ms. Finley admits to having
at least three projects going at
once such as a hat, a dishrag and
lace. She's also looking forward
to attending a three-day knitting
exposition being held soon in
All three knitters agree on
one thing: knitting is a relaxing
and satisfying hobby.
"It actually lowers my blood
pressure," says Mr. Ward.
It's portability is appealing
and the social bonding that oc-
curs between knitters, especially
during classes and knit-ins, gives
the craft a special dimension.
There is humor among knitters,
too. The fiber inside a skein of
yarn often gets snarled and you
have to pull it out and de-tangle
"Knitters call it yarn vomit,"
says Ms. Trawick.
only to Coca Cola," said Mr.
A regional logo design has
been used by the Jacksonville-
based First Coast YMCA since
the late 1990s. It was designed
and adapted as part of an inter-
nal organization emphasis de-
voted to overall character devel-
opment and is meant to reflect
the YMCA's greater agendas
beyond physical fitness.
The capital letters YMCA
have a block design outlined in
a sketchy, broken line. Each let-
ter is depicted in a single color
being red, blue, yellow and
green, respectively. Each color
corresponds to a character trait:
red for caring, blue for honesty,
yellow for respect and green for
"It's a fun logo," said Mr.
The new director also spoke
briefly about the YMCA's S-
3 functional fitness program
which is gaining popularity. The
program caters to an individual's
needs and covers aspects of all
sports for all ages and all levels.
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SPECIAL EXCEPTION NOTICE
Lowe's Home Center, Inc. (Charles W.
Sturdivant) acting as agent for LaBuena
Farms, Inc. is requesting a special excep-
tion for retail sales, parking reduction and
increased signage. The property is located on
6th Street South. The property is currently
zoned Industrial Warehouse (IW) and Com-
mercial General (CG).
Any support or objections may be heard at
the Zoning Adjustment Board meeting to be
held on February 11, 2008 at 6:00 pm, at City
Hall, 118 E. Macclenny Ave.
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power equipment repair shop. The property is
located at 821-A South 6th Street. The prop-
erty is currently zoned Commercial General
Any support or objections may be heard at
the Zoning Adjustment Board meeting to be
held on February 11, 2008 at 6:00 pm, at City
Hall, 118 E. Macclenny Ave.
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City of Macclenny
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 7, 2008 Page 8
Bobby B. Collins
dies February 1
Bobby Bayne Collins, 65,
ary 1, 2008.
He was born
1942 to the
Mr. Collins o
was a resi-
dent of Macclenny and worked
for Zimmer Construction as a
project manager for ten years.
He was a member of First Bap-
tist Church of Glen. He enjoyed
spending time with his fam-
ily, children and grandchildren,
loved working outside, build-
iig, woodworking, fishing and
football. He also enjoyed the
mission trips to Honduras and
helping the elderly with home
Surviving family members
include his wife of 28 years,
Shirley Anne Aughtry Collins
of Macclenny; children Joy Mc-
Grogan (Bill) of Jacksonville,
Jennifer Collins (Chet Mancour)
of Raleigh, NC, Billy Collins
of Jacksonville, Traci Collins
(Chad Bell) of Tampa and Alicia
Cash (Lance) of Glen St. Mary;
brothers Jerry Collins of Greens-
boro, NC, Gary.Collins of Jack-
sonville; sister Toni Huffman of
Greensboro, NC; grandchildren
Seth Collins, Alli West, Zac
Collins, Hannah Cash, Elizabeth
Cash and Rachel Cash.
The funeral service was
held Tuesday, February 5 at his
church. Arrangements were un-
der the direction of V. Todd Fer-
reira Funeral Services.
James Darrow Newmans
When we remember your life we
When we remember our loss we
We share the funny things you
did and we laugh.
Atfamily gatherings there is an
But you, our dear loved one,
are always there.
In life and now in death, you
were and will remain a major
part of our lives.
TILL WE MEET AGAIN,
CR 127 N., Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 10:00 am
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pm
Pastor: Oral E. Lyons
First Baptist Church
CR 229 S., Sanderson FL
Sunday School ...... 10:00 am
Service Feb. 5th
Clarice Hodges Davis, 75,
died at her residence January 31,
was born in
1932 to the
She was a
life-long Mrs Davis
and worked as a certified nurs-
ing assistant. She enjoyed fish-
ing, gardening and flowers.
Mrs. Clark was predeceased
by five brothers and two sisters.
Surviving family members in-
clude sons Windell Davis (Mary
Lou) and James Davis (Nancy),
both of Taylor, Ronnie Davis
and Gerald Davis (Susan), both
of Baxter, Larry Davis (Tammy)
of Macclenny; daughters Kathy
Mette (Eugene), Regina Wheel-
er (Eddie), Robin Collins (Josh),
all of Macclenny, Wanda Black-
burn (Phillip) of Baxter, Carol
Simmons (Mack) of Sanderson,
Darlene Johnson (Tommy) of
Glen St. Mary; sisters Esther
Sumption of Macclenny and
Lucille Starling of Lake City; 44
grandchildren, 89 great-grand-
children and nine great- great-
The funeral service was held
Tuesday, February 5 at V. Todd
Ferreira Funeral Services. In-
terment followed at Macedonia
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am
Tammy Elizabeth Dixon
died January 24, 2008. She was
born March 6, 1965 in Alachua
County to Betty Mae Coleman
and Rufus Lavern Dixon. She
lived in Tallahassee for most
of her life. She was preceded in
death by her grandparents, her
step-mother Ida Maxwell Dixon
and step-father Henry Coleman.
Survivors include her father
of Olustee, her mother of Alach-
ua; uncle Levoy Dixon of Ala-
chua; brother Capeace Dixon of
Alachua; sisters Cheryl Dixon
and Letha Miller (Swanson),
both of Alachua, Connie Dixon
of Ocala and Erica Dixon of
Orange Park; a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins, friends and
the staff and residents of Mc-
A memorial service is planned
for Friday, February 8 at 1:00 pm
at McCauley Cluster in Talla-
hassee. In lieu of flowers, please
make donations to the March of
to Combs Funeral Home, Lake
The family of Norman Mabe
would like to thank the wonder-
ful people of Macclenny for all
the many kindnesses and sup-
port over the last two weeks. We
have never felt so loved and so
cared for. You are truly a part of
our family. In particular, thanks
to the members of the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, especially
the United Methodist Women,
for all the meals and comfort
they provided for the family.
Thanks also to Joey Dobson and
the Sheriff's Office for every-
thing they did for us. Finally,
thanks to the Garden Club, the
Guardian ad Litem office, Clay-
Baker Kids' Net and all of our
friends and neighbors who were
there to help us through this very
difficult time. We love each and
every one of you.
Mildred Laverne Elliott died
February 2, 2008. She was born
to the late
Geor g e.
on July -
1, 1936. .
had been a
MacclennN ilrd Ellure
She was a homemaker and a be-
loved and devoted wife to her
husband of 50 years, Mr. Glee
"Buck" Elliott. She was prede-
ceased by her children Jackie
Elliott and Marilyn Stembridge.
Survivors include her husband
of Macclenny; children Lucretia
McClean (Hartley) of Macclen-.
ny and Leslie Wills (Jeffrey ) of
Savannah; sister Emily Willis
(Jack) of Quitman, GA; grand-
children Kyla Taylor (James) of
Macclenny, Brooke Clark (John
Milton) of Macclenny, Allyson
Wills and Lizbeth Wills; great-
grandchild Breanna Taylor; nu-
merous nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held
Wednesday, February 6 at First
United Methodist Church in
Macclenny with pastors Tom
Pope and Kim Borders officiat-
ing. Interment followed at Oak
Grove Cemetery. Memorials
may be made to the American
Diabetes Foundation, P.O. Box
11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
Arrangements were under the
direction ofV. Todd Ferreira Fu-
South Blvd. & 7th St.
Pastor Keith Thomas
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Morning 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night 7:00 pm
Su y Sc
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
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Sunday Worship 11:00 am Kindergarten-12th Grade
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm McKay Scholarships for
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Wednesday Night 7:00 pm
Youth Service Sun. 6:00 pm
Youth Service Wed. 7:00 pm
Pastor Mitch Khoden
28 W. Macclenny Ave.,
On Railroad Rd. in Midtowne Center behind WJXR
259-1199 or 305-2131
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"Home of the Eagles"
I.a lvarypfist Church1U
Preaching Service 11:00 am
Sunday Night Service 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
Service with dignity & respect at affordable prices.
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Sundayy Night Scn ice ( o() pm
Wed Nithl c iuC 7:)0 pm
Where Everyone Is Somebody and
Jesus Is the Leader
Pastor Rev. Ernie Terrell
Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Night Service
Radio WJXR 92.1 Sunday
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
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23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.
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
First Baptist Church
GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA
S"A Beacon to Sunday School 9:45 AM
SBaker County" Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM
Dr. Randy Williams, Senior Pastor
S Perry Hays, Associate Pastor
St. Peters Anglican Fellowship
Deacon Mike Webb
All Ages Sunday School
6:30 PM. I
Meeting now at
the Mathis house
Glen St. Mary Nursery,
just south of 1-10
Independent Pentecostal Church
Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny
Common Ground Sunday
Common Ground Wed. (Teens)
God Kids Sunday
God Kids Wednesday
270 North US Highway 301
Locally Owned & Operated
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
Bryan Guerry L.ED.
Bill Guerry, Owner, L.D.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 7, 2008 Page 9
dies on January 9
Michael T. Fricke Jr., 34, of
Tampa died January 9, 2008.
He loved to I,
was an avid
Tampa Bay Mr. Fricke
and loved NASCAR races.
Survivors include his wife
Wendy Lynn; children Stephen
Michael, Nicholas Alexander
and Angelina Mae; other survi-
vors Debbie and Michael Fricke
Sr, brother Greg Fricke, Stephen
P. Wymer Sr., Janice Wymer,
Myrtle M. Wymer of Tampa,
Stephen P. Wymer Jr. of Avon
Park, Robert Lilly and Kath-
leen Wymer Lilly of Macclenny,
Dorothy Kuchar of Homosassa
Mike was laid to rest at Hill-
Tampa on January 16.
Marion Paige, 69,
Marion Ozell Paige died on
Thursday, January 31, 2008. He
was born in
on May 5,
1938 to the
Paige II and
survived by ;
daughters Mr. Paige
Padgett (Reuben), Vanessa Mar-
tinez (Robert), Muriel Paige, all
of Jacksonville; sons Timothy
(Mazy) of Macclenny and Emit
Fabion of Sanderson; sisters
Mattie Lee Givens, Eamestine
Givens (Collis), Mary Jefferson,
all of Sanderson; Florida Flossie
McGuire (Harwick) of Lake City,
Totsie Copeland (Sonny), Rita
Givens (Willie), both of Sand-
erson; brothers Morris (Ola),
Charles Jefferson (Linda), Henry
(Mary) and E.J. Paige (Bobbie)
and Wilbert Stewart, all of Mac-
clenny; grandsons Timothy Jr.,
Seth, Neon and Emit Paige and
Ryan Padgett, all of Macclenny;
granddaughter Alexandria Mar-
tinez; special friend Freddie Blue
and a host of other relatives and
The funeral service for Mr.
Paige will be held on Saturday,
February 9 at 11:00 am at the
New St. John Baptist Church in
Sanderson with Revs. Richard
Gaskins and Vern Donaldson of-
ficiating. Interment will follow in
Sanderson Cemetery. Arrange-
ments by Combs Funeral Home,
There will be an appreciation
dinner in honor of Deacon Theo-
tis Jefferson for 35 years of Gos-
pel teaching on Friday, February
8 at the old Central Elementary
School in Sanderson. All of his
former students are invited. For
more information, call Marva
Williams at 275-2770.
Mt. Zion N.C.
121 North 259-4461
Pastor Tim Cheshire
Sunday Schooil 9 45 :ir
Sunday Morning Worship 11.00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6 00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Servii:e 7 00 pm
Jesus answered, "Verily, verily I
say unto thee, except a man be
born of water and of the Spinit
he cannot enter into the king-
dom of God. Jonn 3: 5
Teresa Jordan dies,
Teresa Whitfield Jordan of
Cochran, Ga. died January 12,
2008 at her home. She was 47.
Ms. Jordan was born in Mac-
clenny on September 24, 1960
and is survived by parents Mr.
and Mr. B.B. Whitfield; brothers
Butler Jr. and Joseph; sisters Su-
san Debra and Melissa.
The family requests memori-
als in Teresa's name to the What-
ley Cemetery Fund, c/o Sue
Coleman, 104 East Cobb St.,
Grove Hill, Alabama 36451.
service February 4th
Ralph Franklin Sparkman Jr.
(Junior), 77, died February 4,
2008. He was born in Macclenny
1931 to the
resident of Mr. Sparkman
and worked as a wire drawer at
Florida Wire and Cable for many
years. He was a member of First
Baptist Church of Macclenny.
Mr. Sparkman loved his fam-
ily, children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. He enjoyed
gardening, tending to flowers,
fishing, cheering for the Geor-
gia Bulldogs and his pets. Mr.
Sparkman was predeceased by
his first wife, Laura Lou Mc
Survivors include his wife of
26 years, Gloria Beach Spark-
man of Macclenny; children
Danny Sparkman (Debbie) of
Cuyler, Terry Sparkman (Don-
na) of Lake City, Wanda Martin
(Jimmy) of Bryceville, Debbie
Crawford (Joey) of Macclenny,
Helen Griffis (Derrik) of Rai-
ford; step-children April Reddel
of Macclenny, Joseph Erwin of
Jacksonville, Dale Erwin (Tam-
my) of Lake City; brother J.W.
Sparkman (Jeanette) of Trenton;
sisters Annie Mae Barton.. of .
'Macclenny, Corrine Barton (Al-
brey) of Sanderson; 30 grand-
children and 32 great-grandchil-
The funeral service was
held February 6 at First Baptist
Church in Macclenny with Pas-
tor Edsel Bone officiating. In-
terment followed at Oak Grove
Cemetery. Arrangements were
under the direction of V. Todd
Ferreira Funeral Services.
Thanks fom family
Thank you for the calls,
cards, food, visits and especially
the prayers said for our family
during this difficult time. Thank
you Dr. Bone, Rev. John Mont-
gomery and Rev. Ray McKen-
dree for the words said during
our husband and father's funeral
service. A special thanks to Todd
and Amber Ferreira and staff for
their assistance and arranging
for the military honors.
LonnieJames Taylor Sr. family
Extension will host its
annual pesticide classes
By Mike Sweat
County Extension Director
The Baker, Bradford and Union
County extension offices will be
sponsoring the 18th Annual Tri-
County Pesticide Applicator's
Update on Monday, February
18th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
at the Raiford Fellowship Bap-
tist Church on Highway 121, 15
miles south of Macclenny.
The program will start with a
calibration demonstration at 5:30
pm, followed by a catered meal.
Workshop topics include CORE
updates (pesticide law, person-
al protective equipment, spill
cleanup), updates on pasture and
hayfield weed control, vegetable
virus and insect control through
variety selection, and updates on
pasture and hayfield insect con-
Current restricted pesticide
permit holders will receive
three continuing education units
(CEUs) toward re-certification
Monday & Thursday at 8:00 pm
Macclenny Church ofChrist
5th and Minnesota
275-3617 or 259-8257
New Hope for the Comnmunity
Five Churches Road
Hwv. 127 Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Videll1 f W'illiams -Pastor
of their pesticide applicators li-
Registration cost is $10 per
person. Reservations must be
made to the Baker County Ex-
tension Office by noon, Tuesday,
February 12, in order to plan
the handouts and meal. Walk-in
registrations and the $10/person
fee will be taken at the door on a
space available basis only.
Complete program informa-
tion for the update is available
at the Baker County Extension
Office website http://baker.ifas.
training atB CHS
A two-day training session for
volunteers will be held at Baker
County High School on February
23 and March 1, sponsored by
Community Hospice of North-
east Florida. Both sessions run
from 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
Hospice volunteers help im-
prove the quality of life for pa-
tients nearing the end of their
lives. They also assist families
of the dying. Tasks range from
administrative duties at inpatient
centers to visiting patients and
relieving care givers.
Register by calling 407-7064
by Monday, February 18.
93 N. 5th St., Macclenny ~ 259-3551
Sunday School: 10:00 am
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am
Sunday Youth: 6:00 pm
Wednesday Dinner: 5:45 pm
Wednesday Worship: 6:15 pm
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Pine Grove Congregational Methodist Church,
Raiford, is pleased to announce our new
pastor, Johnnie T. Hobbs, and his wile Rebecca
The Hobbs are from Altamonte, Tennessee. He has been
ministering and serving as a pastor for the past 35 years
We invite you to come and hear the annointed and inspiring
teaching and preaching of Bro. Hobbs. He is a man of God.
sharing the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ We know God
will bless you through him. We are very blessed to have Bro.
SJohnnie and Rebecca, and we welcome you to come worship
with us. We are a Bible believing and Bible teaching Church
Our services are Sunday 11:00 a.m.,
Wednesday and Sunday nights at 7:00 p.m.
We are located at: 15105 CR 199
just behind the State Prison at Raiford
Annual St Mar yclean-up
Registration is underway for the 2008 St. Marys River Celebration,
the annual spring cleaning of the river and its tributaries. The event
will be held on Saturday, March 15, in Nassau and Baker counties in
Florida and Camden and Charlton counties in Georgia.
The'celebration is a one-day volunteer event. Throughout the four-
hour event, volunteers from four counties will comb the shorelines of
the rivers, lakes and streams of the St. Marys River system.
The cleanup takes place from 8:00 am until noon, followed by a
celebration lunch for volunteers until 2:30 pm at White Oak Planta-
tion. Tickets will be distributed to cleanup volunteers and are required
to gain entry to White Oak. Volunteers also will receive the newly
designed St. Marys River Celebration T-shirt.
Approximately 525 volunteers participated in last year's celebra-
tion, removing more than 45,000 pounds of trash from the waterway
and its banks.
Over the past decade, about 6725 St. Marys River Celebration vol-
unteers have removed more than a half million pounds of trash from
the river and its tributaries.
For more information or to register as a group, family or individual,
contact St. Marys River Management Committee Co-Chairman Dean
Woehrle at (904) 879-3498 or Keep Nassau Beautiful at (904) 548-
Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.M.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500
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invites you to a Gospel Concert
Sunday Evening Feb 10th at 6 p.m.
Restoration of St. James Church
Rt. Reverend S. John Howard, Bishop of the
Episcopal Diocese of Florida has approved the
resumption of regular church services of St.
James Episcopal Church, Minnesota Avenue at
5th Street in Macclenny. The initial service will
be Sunday, February 10, 2008, the first Sun-
day in Lent. Come early and meet Vicar Lou
Towson and be part of re-establishing a
Reed M. Dearing
Missioner for the Diocese
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Happy Birthday, Josh
Welcomes baby boy
Justin and Sarah Anderson of
Macclenny welcome the birth of
Andrew Wilson Anderson. He
was born January 24, 2008 at
St. Vincents Medical Center. He
weighed six pounds four ounces
and was 18/ inches long.
Grandparents are Jimmy and
Charlotte Woodward of Maccle-
ny and Jeff and Melissa Ander-
son of St. George.
Mr. and Mrs. Combass
Bonnie Kiser of Macclenny
and Thomas Combass of Cuy-
ler are pleased to announce their
marriage. A private ceremony
was -held at Emmanuel Baptist
Church in Macclenny on Janu-
Bonnie is the daughter of Ron-
nie and Ellen Kiser of Macclen-
ny. Thomas is the son of Robert
and Denise Combass of Cuyler.
Bonnie and Thomas will be re-
siding in Warner Robins, GA.
Son bornJanuary 20
Landen Dwayne is proud to
announce the birth of his baby
brother Trenton Allen Colling-
wood. Trenton was born Janu-
ary 15, 2008 and weighed seven
pounds two ounces and 20/4
Proud parents are Tabby Tub-
berville and Eddie Collingwood.
Grandparents are Marit Tub-
berville and Thelma and Mark
Collingwood, all of Sanderson.
Harley Rhiannon Roddenber-
ry was born January 20, 2008 to'
Sandie McAlister and Bill Rod-
denberry, of St. George. She
weighed nine pounds five ounc-
es and was 20% inches long. She
joins brother Dylan.
Grandparents are Larry
McAlister of St. George, Don-
ald and Renette Waters of Hill-
iard, Larry and Larene Cross of
Folkston and the late Babe Rod-
Ritie Montalto ofJacksonville.
Monday & Thursday
Macdenny Church of Christ
5th and Minnesota
275-3617 or 259-8257
Mr. Craig and Ms. Higginbotham
Jeff and Darlene Higginbo-
tham of Macclenny and Andy
and Merri Craig of St. George
are proud to announce the en-
gagement of their children Lau-
ren D. Higginbotham and Mat-
thew E Craig.
Lauren will graduate from
the University of Florida in
April 2009, Matthew will grad-
uate from Florida Community
College in Jacksonville in June
2008 and is currently attending
Jacksonville Baptist Theologi-
A June wedding is planned.
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Mr. & Mrs. Gray
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Cynthia Ortega and David
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Cynthia is the daughter of
Josue and Marlene Ortega of
Jacksonville. David is the son of
Oscar and Susie Gray of Mac-
The couple will reside in
Jason Davis and Laura Rich-
ardson of Sanderson are proud
to announce the birth of their
daughter Breanna Leigh Davis.
She was born January 15, 2008
at St. Vincents. She weighed
seven pounds two ounces and
was 20 inches long.
The proud grandparents are
Jeff and Donna Davis and Gor-
don and Cathy Richardson, all of
Sanderson. Great grandparents
are Preston and Miriam Davis
and Doyle and Betty Sapp.
Week of February 11-15
* Monday, February 11
BCHS: Junior varsity baseball
DH (H), 3:30. BCMS: Softball @
* Tuesday, February 12
BCHS: Softball (H), 4:00 & 6:00.
Baseball @ Lake City, 6:00.10th
grade writing test. BCMS: Florida
Writes! KIS: FCAT Writing+, 4th
grade. WES: Family reading night,
4:00-8:00. Panther Pals.
* Wednesday, February 13
BCHS: 10th grade writing test.
BCMS: Florida writes! KIS: FCAT
writing + 4th grade. WES: Merie
Melodies Club mtg, 7:50 am.
* Thursday, February 14
BCHS: Baseball vs Fernandina Beach
(H), 4:15. BCMS: Florida writes!
Softball vs. Fernandina Beach (H),
4:15. WES; Good Morning Show,
* Friday, February 15
BCHS: Softball @ Middleburg, 5:00
& 7:00. 10th grad writing test. BCMS:
Accelerated reading test due.
Holman son born
Matt and Kelly Holman, of
Glen, along with Tyler and Lin-
dzey Gail are happy to announce
the birth of Trenton Bryce Hol-
man. Trenton was born Decem-
ber 11, 2007 at Baptist South
and weighed three pounds four
ounces and was 154 inches
Grandparents include Steve
and Gail Holman of Macclenny,
Phillip and Linda South of Hill-
iard and Tom Brandies of Cal-
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pasta salad w/wheat roll or
crackers and dessert
1% lowfat white milk
1/2% lowfat flavored milk
Monday, February 11
Breakfast: French toast sticks w/
syrup, sliced peaches.
Lunch: Shepherd's pie w/home-
made wheat roll or cold turkey &
cheese sandwich, lettuce & tomato
slice, steamed broccoli and potato
Tuesday, February 12
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs w/baked
potato rounds, fruit juice.
Lunch: Cheese'pizza slice or BBQ
pork on whole grain bun, baked po-
tato rounds, garden peas & carrots,
Wednesday, February 13
Breakfast: Egg & cheese bur-
rito, fruit juice.
Lunch: Pepperoni pizza hot pocket
or Salisbury steak w/rice & gravy,
raw veggies w/lowfat ranch dress-
ing, steamed green bean, fresh fruit
choice, homemade wheat roll, roast-
ed peanut cup (7-12).
Thursday, February 14
Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit
Lunch: Spaghetti w/meat sauce,.
slice of homemade wheat Italian
bread or fish crisp on whole grain
bun, baked potato rounds, creamy
coleslaw, steamed broccoli w/cau-
liflower, homemade chocolate chip
Friday, February 15
Breakfast: Cereal w/slice of multi
grain toast, fruit juice.
Lunch: Beef stroganoff w/egg
noodles and homemade wheat roll
or breaded chicken patty on bun,
golden corn, lettuce & tomato slice,
chilled fruit, slice of homemade
spice cake, trail mix (7-12)
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Nanny, Papa, Mama
Cats head into district
going 1-2 in last week
It was an up and down week on Friday and then saw it evapo-
for the Wildcat basketball team. rate in the second half as the War-
The Cats got a close win ver- riors came out of the locker room
sus Baldwin, and a tight loss to red hot. The Warriors capped it
Union before losing by 14 to with a 69-55 win.
West Nassau. The Wildcats kept the game
The Cats started the week close and led 25-23 in at the half,
with a squeaker, battling from only to see the Warriors take con-
behind to take a 57-54 win over trol of the game and go on a 20-
the Baldwin Indians on Thursday 10 run in.the third period. BCHS
at home. tried to rebound in the fourth, but
The Wildcats went up early in it was too little, too late.
a game that was see-saw all night Delano Paige was top Cat with
long. They led 14-10 at the end 22 points. Wiseman duplicated
of the first quarter, but Baldwin his 17-point effort of the night
then battled back to take a one before. Darvin Ruise had 13
point lead and David
into the Brown 10
T h e Wildcats
Indians had trouble
Main from the
tainedtheir free throw
lead and line on Sat-
extended ., urday night
it to a and lost a
slim three close game
points ,but to Union
BCHS bat- C o u nty
tled back 59-55. For
to tie the the second
score in night in a
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They went =* lowed a
ahead on lead to slip
the basis Forward David Brown moves down the court. away.
of some POO .O. U ~ ..,I S.. .ON. SORn.COM The Cats
side shooting to seal the win.
Josh Wiseman led scoring
with 17 points. He was particu-
larly effective outside the three-
point line, hitting three of the
long range bombs. Delano Paige
had 10 points and Ike Parker 9.
The Wildcats opened up a
four-point lead on West Nassau
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2007-CA-47
FIRST FRANKLIN FINANCIAL
CLINTON SPARKMAN AK/A
CLINTON G. SPARKMAN,
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Fi-
nal Judgement of Mortgage Foreclosure dated
January 29, 2008 and entered in Case No. 2007-
CA-47 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial
Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein
FIRST FRANKLIN FINANCIAL CORPORATION, is
the Plaintiff and CLINTON SPARKMAN A/K/A CLIN-
TON G. SPARKMAN; KIMBERLY SPARKMAN A/K/A
KIMBERLY N. SPARKMAN, TIMBERLANE HOM-
EOWNERS ASSOCIATION OF MACCLENNY, INC.,
are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the front door of the Baker'
County Courthouse at 11:00 am on the 4th day of
March, 2008, the following described property as
set forth in said Order of Final Judgment:
Lot 43, Timberlane Subdivision, Unit
Four, according to the plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 76, of the
public records of Baker County, Florida.
A/K/A 569 Pine Crest Court, Macclenny,
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property owner
as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court
on January 30, 2008.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jamie Crews
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622
CITIZENS OF MACCLENNY
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE at the regular meet-
ing of the City Council on Tuesday, February 12,
2008 at 6:00 pm at City Hall, 118 East Macclenny
Avenue, Macclenny, Florida, the City of Macclenny
will consider the below Ordinance for final reading:
A Bill to be entitled an Act amending Section
4-104 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of
Macclenny to add for permit application require-
ments; providing for an effective date.
Anyone having an interest in this Ordinance is
invited to attend the meeting.
Wayne Guin is looking for the unknown father/
fathers of John Aaron Guin and Brandon Kyle Guin.
Anyone having information regarding this matter,
please call 653-1866.
were up 35-
28 at halftime before the Tigers
turned the game around in the
second half. The Wildcats strug-
gled at the free throw stripe and
were unable to hold off the surg-
Paige led BCHS with 12
points. Wiseman and Ruise had
10 and Kyle Kennedy 9 points.
SBrown was hot from the outside
with three 3-point shot's.
The Cats will travel to Alach-
ua Santa Fe this weekend for the
year at USM
It's been a rough four years
athletically for former BCHS
Wildcat football standout Chris
Rhoden. He received a scholar-
ship to play football at the Uni-
versity of Southern Mississippi
after graduating BCHS in 2003,
and has battled
out his career.
.' Rhoden was
S \ a top receiver at
enough to play
either wide re-
ceiver or flank-
er, but saw little
I Ir, action because
of a series of in-
juries. He had a
serious knee in-
jury that kept him out of last sea-
son, and the senior was worried
he would be ruled ineligible to
play for the Golden Eagles next
However, in a decision that
has been described as rare, the
NCAA recently granted Rhoden
a sixth year of eligibility. Gener-
ally, the NCAA allows student/
athletes five years to complete a
four year program. But Rhoden,
who suffered a torn ACL in his
second year at USM, underwent
four knee surgeries to repair the
He is finally healthy and is en-
thusiastic about his chance to re-
sume his playing career at USM.
Rhoden recently completed his
undergraduate work in architec-
tural engineering with a minor
in construction management. He
recently was accepted into the
master's program in construction
management technology, and
will be taking graduate courses
while playing his final season for
Rhoden was a standout .at
BCHS and The Bolles School
before transferring here. He was
a Super 75 and Super 24 selec-
tion by the Times-Union and was
a first-team All State receiver.
He also' played on the First Coast
Shrine Bo I teamni and holds sev-
eral Wildcat receiving honors.
Rhoden is the son of Steve and
Sandra Rhoden of Macclenny.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 7, 2008 Page 11
Bradford dashes Lady Cats
The Lady Wildcat basketball
team's season came to an end on
the night of January 31 in Starke
when it fell to top-seeded Brad-
ford County High in the semi-fi-
nals of the district tournament.
The Wildcats had advanced
with a convincing first-round
victory over the Middleburg
Broncos on Tuesday night. The
Cats broke open the game in the
second quarter to win 39-22 over
Both teams started tight and
were unable to put many points
on the board. The game was tied
5-5 at the end of the first period.
It was just a matter of which team
would snap out of it first and find
That team was the Wildcats.
heads to OP;
Former Wildcat coach-
ing standout Danny Green has
moved to a new challenge for
the coming school year. The
winningest coach in BCHS his-
tory has been plying his trade at
Columbia High in Lake City for
over a decade.
Next season, Green will take
over the reins of Orange Park
High School, while Nease foot-
ball coach Craig Howard will re-
place him with the Tigers. Green
left Columbia for the Raiders
after several years without a dis-
In other post-season develop-
ments involving former BCHS
coaches, former BCHS Ath-
letic Director Bobby Harrison
and several coaches with ties to
Baker County will be staying at
Bishop Snyder High School in
Coach Harrison was consid-
ering an offer to move to West
Nassau, but decided to stay at
Snyder, where he has been for
They out scored the Broncos 13-
5 in the second period to take an
18-10 lead into the intermission.
Middleburg couldn't get back
on track as the Wildcats con-
trolled the boards throughout
the second half. After the second
period, they never trailed and
cruised easily into the semi-fi-
The Cats were led by Brit-
tany Ruise, who tossed in 22
points. Destiny de la Pena had 10
points. Caitlin Griffis and Mea-
gan Osteen controlled the boards
for BCHS with eight rebounds
Coach Franklin Griffis knew
the semis would not be an easy
task with the Lady Wildcats pit-
ted against a very talented and
quick team from Starke.
The Tornadoes started the
game running and gunning, and
never let up as they defeated
Bradford kept up the pres-
sure and led by 32-18 at the half.
Though the pace of the game
slackened a little in the second
half, the Wildcats couldn't make
up any ground on the high flying
De la Pena and Kara Dupree
led BCHS with 10 points. Ruise
had 8 and Griffis 6 points.
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Slate pool table, excellent condition,
$600, paid $1200. 259-6849.1/31-2/7p
Complete ceramic chess set, minor
damage to several pieces, unusual
brown/cream design; Mantua Tyco Co.
model train set, electric, variety of cars,
engines, transformers and tracks. Call
for more information 259-8178.
Traditional style dining table, pedestal
base, medium oak, 4 ft. round or 6 ft
oval with leaf, 6 chairs, $300 OBO. 275-
2005 Gulfstream Conquest travel trail-
er, 28 ft., 2 slides w/awnings, queen
bed and bunkbed, non-smoker, im-
maculate. Includes hitch, torsion bars
and sway bar, $18,000. 275-2229.
1994 Massey Ferguson 231 tractor,
38 HP with two row Ford planter and
plates, $6000. 275-2748 or 275-2637.
Vermeer Stump grinder 630B, pull be-
hind, hydraulic, $4000 OBO. 219-0112
or 259-6237. 1/31-2/7p
2003, 16x7 Cargo Craft Explorer
trailer, " plywood floor and doors, 4
wheel electric brakes on tandem axle,
like new, $3000. 613-6001. 7/19tfc
-Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany, can
be seen at Southern Charm. 259-4140.
Large blueberry plants. 275-2712.
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
Privacy fence, 14 sections, each piece
10 ft. high, 8 ft. wide, plus double sided
entry gate, good condition, $225 OBO.
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.
20' flatbed trailer, with ramps, $1500
firm. 275-2593 or 612-3584. 2/7p
Now open. The Franklin Mercantile will
be open Fridays and Saturdays for your
shopping pleasure. Come see what's
new! Railroad crossing in Glen. 259-
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
Six piece young girl's bedroom set,
1999 Harley Davidson Dyna Super-
glide Sport, TC88, 30k miles, good
condition, stage 1, many extras and
parts, $8700. 904-910-7411 or 904-
100 plus, 12 ft. 1x6s, $2 each. 339-
Introducing Glad Bags just in time
for Valentine's Day. Inspiring tote bags
with embroidered bible verses. Trendy
look meets timeless hope! Available at
Franklin Mercantile. 259-6040. 2/7c
1996 Honda Shadow, American Clas-
sic Edition, 17,000 miles, $4800. 912-
843-2135 or 904-677-6151. 2/7p
1991 Ford Ranger XLT, runs great, Wendy's of Macclenny is now hiring
$2000 OBO. 904-686-4697. 2/7p managers. Please call 904-259-5297. Y A D S A
2007 Chevrolet Z-71 pickup, 4x4, 1/31-2/20c A
regular cab, tinted windows, sprayed Part-time office position, 20 hours per e .'i--
on bedliner, bug shield, On-Star and week, must have good phone and com- ,.R E Friday 8:30-2:30, 460 Islamorado Driv
satellite, like new, 20k miles, diamond puter skills, knowledge of Microsoft --- press Pointe, corner ol North and Eas
plate tool box, $25,500. 339-1131 cell Access and Publisher a plus. $10 per csTA '. levards. Adult and boys' others toys,
or 275-2923. 1/31-2/7p hour to start. Fax resume to 259-2737. .
1993 Grand Marquis, runs excellent, 1/31-2/7c '. Coca Cola, peddle car, bike, scooter, house
n.) ;+la frnn nn onCl-An 9/7,7 r.sin.ntnl in.nn> ip a 7ht 'o l miscellaneous.
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4 WD,
green, looks great, needs motor, $600
OBO. 219-0112 or 259-6237. 2/7p
2004 Toyota Corolla CE, 65,000 miles,
great condition, 36 mpg, $8400. 904-
910-7411 or904-653-1060. 2/7-14p
1991 Ford F150, white, SWB, Reading
bed with tool boxes and pipe rack, 4x4,
good work truck, $2000 OBO. 259-
1989 Chevrolet S10 pickup, approxi-
mately 50,000 miles on engine and
transmission, new brakes, air and heat.
1983 GMC, 350 V8, automatic, pipe
rack, $1000 OBO. 259-9649. 2/7p
2000 Kia Sephia, 4 door, cold A/C,
excellent gas mileage, needs transmis-
sion work, $500 cash. 904-591-2916
leave message. 2/7p
1988 F350 dually, diesel, LWB, Read-
ing bed w/toolbox, towing package w/
trailer break wiring, pipe,rack, $2600.
280 Nissan, runs and drives good,
$300; V6 car, runs good, $900; V6 van,
runs good, $700. 912-266-1641. 2/7p
Junk removal. Don't want the hassle?
We'll load and haul your unwanted met-
al junk. Free hauling. Old washers, dry-
ers, A/C, freezers, lawn mowers, tanks,
metal scrap, etc. Call local at 904-759-
Babysitting in my home, all ages, 6:00
am-until, Monday-Friday, near 125 &
127. 838-2287. 2/7-14p
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
Do you have a junk car or truck to sell
or haul off. Call 259-7968. 1/10tfc
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
Horses for sale. 275-2923 or 904-339-
1131 cell. 1/31-2/7p
Found: Corkie female, 6-8 months old,
beige w/white nose and paws. Call and
identify. If not claimed, will give away
free. 259-5819 ask for Mary.
Local children's boutique for sale.
653-1891 or 361-8861. 1/31-2/7p
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advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
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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.
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Great opportunity for an energetic self-
starter in an established Macclenny
retail business. Includes general office
work, customer service, taking orders.
Sales experience preferred. Accuracy
and a pleasant personality a must. Full-
time or part-time to start. Send resume
to T.O.M., P.O. Box 598, Macclenny, FL
32063 or fac to 904-259-3060 or e-
mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 2/7tfc
Experienced wipe down person, must
be responsible, must have valid driver's
license. Drug test required. 904-334-
uuaaiG U InIuee e vleuw a aX Suy o
every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 pm. 11/29tfc
Dental assistant needed. Full-time
position in Lake City. Monday-Friday.
9:00 am-5:00 pm. Salary commensu-
rate with experience, benefit package
offered with bonus. Please fax resume
to 386-752-3122. 1/24-2/14p
PVC Manufacturing Facility seeking a
Multi-Craft Electrical/Mechanical. Ideal
candidate would have a positive attitude
and knowledge of relay and PLC logic;
read and understand wiring schematics
and diagrams; basic AC & DC motors;
fabrication with arc welder and cutting
torch; and a basic understanding of
pneumatics and hydraulics. Minimum
2 years experience in industrial main-
tenance. Salary based on experience
and knowledge, shift work, full ben-
efits. Submit resume to Baker County
Work Source or Local One-Stop Career
Local home care agency seeking PRN,
RN, OT and a full-time PT. Please call
259-3111 for more information.
Avon. Career or pocket money. You
decide. 904-275-3215 or 1-866-665-
2866 ISR. www.youravon.com/kheinz.
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools, benefits after 90 days. 259-
TA Travelcenter now hiring Arby's
team members and management for TA
Travelcenter in Baldwin, 1024 US 301
S., Jacksonville, FL 32234 or call Tom
at 904-266-4281 ext. 18. 4/26tfc
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
Baker County Animal Control will be
accepting applications for a permanent
part time position, 20 hours per week,
at a rate of $8 per hour. Applicants must
be 18 years of age or older, HS or GED
grad w/valid FL driver license. Must be
proficient in Word, Excel and data entry
w/excellent typing and telephone com-
munication skills. Daily kennel duties
included. Must be able to work flex-
ible hours and weekends. Applicants
can be acquired at the Administration
Office at 55 N. Third Street, Macclenny.
Deadline for return of applications
will be February 13, 2008 2:00 pm.
Baker County Commission is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free
Seeking self motivated people to join
a nationwide elite team with the poten-
tial to earn unlimited income. 904-316-
Certified American sign language
interpreter, 2-3 hours weekly morn-
ings, $22.90/hour. Call Garlon Webb,
Baker County Schools, 259-0406.2/7c
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.
Friday and Saturday 9:00 am-4:00 pm, 125 to Altman's, turn
right on 127, 1st dirt road on right, Orbie Rhoden Rd. 2st time
ever yard sale. 259-6140.
Friday and Saturday 8:00 am-?, 432 South Boulevard E.
Friday and Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, end of Woodlawn
Cemetery Road., follow signs. Huge sale.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 121 N. To 23C. 6994 CR 23C. Comforter
sets, antique mahogany buffet, table and chairs, tiger oak
secretary desk, home decor, tools, lots of wedding'items, iced
punch bowl, name brand clothes, etc. 259-3433.
Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm. 4114 Wolfe Drive.
Saturday only 8:00 am-1:00 pm. 228 to Wolfe Drive to Barber
Loop. Furniture, clothes, miscellaneous.
Saturday 7:00 am-3:00 pm, 162 South Boulevard. Children,
juniors and adult clothing and shoes, household items. Priced
to sell. 904-233-6742.
Saturday 8:00 am-4:00 pm. US 90, 2 blocks from the caution
light on right in Glen. Everything $1.00. Rain cancels.
Saturday 8:00 am-noon, 121 N. to Farm Lane just past weigh
station on left. Benefit sale. Huge.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 4131 Dogwood St., Macclenny II. Mov-
This newspaper'will not knowingly accept
any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal oppor-
tunity basis. To complain of discrimination,
call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The
toll free telephone number for the impaired
1.3 acre, cleared on Paul Hopkins
Road, Glen St. Mary, $39,000. 259-
1000 SF commercial building on 121
South, $80,000. 259-8028. 1/17-2/7c
2 acres includes all improvements,
north of Sanderson, $24,900. 259-
Acreage & farms, 140 acres, 1 mile
road frontage, $6000 per acre. 259-
Owner financing and lease to own.
Baker County do you have 5-10% for
your down payment and income to sup-
port the loan, but your credit has some
hiccups? Call 904-219-0480. 1/24tfc
3 BR, 2 BA on 1.75 acres, very good
condition, two new decks, on Anne
Road in Cuyler. $89,500 OBO. 259-
5383 or 904-226-3064. 2/7-14p
2002, 4 BR, 2 BA MH on 5 acres on
Mudlake Road, $179,000. 259-9066.
1.2 acres off Steelbridge Road, zoned
acre, partially cleared, power pole &
culvert, $33,000 owner financing with
10% down or $28,000 cash. 259-6237
or 219-0112. 1/24-2/14p
3 BR, 2 BA in Rolling Meadows.
House is one year old. Fireplace, very
nice, $199,000. 904-483-6409.
3 BR, 2 BA DW on 2.27 acres on St.
Mary's River Bluff, high & dry with
24x24 building. Easy access to river,
$115,000. Must see to appreciate. 912-
843-2135 or 904-677-6151. 2/7p
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. 1/17-2/7c
GREAT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY!!
IS NOW HIRING
FOR THEIR NEW LOCATION!
No previous experience necessary.
Training program available
Full Time & Part Time
All Positions ** Servers $$$$
Apply from 2:00 4:00 pm daily.
1478 South 6th Street, Macclenny
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Jim Smith, Broker
Teresa Yarborough; Broker Associate
Mark Lancaster Juanice Padgett
799 S. 6th St., Macclenny ** 259-6555
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 BAMH on 2.88 acres $179,900
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
Owner financing, commercial building across from court-
Prime location at 1-10 and SR 121 by Waffle House &
American Inn $140,000
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 7, 2008 Page 13
9.39 acres 1 mile north of Sanderson
on CR 229. $103,500. Owner financing
available. 904-813-1580. 1/10tfc
Macclenny II. 3 BR, 2 BA, 1100 SF
home on 1 acre, built 1995, $140,000.
259-1872. Appointment only. 2/7-14p
Bank Repo. 105 Owens Acres Drive, 3
BR, '2 BA, approximately 1457 SF liv-
ing area, $129,900. Call 386-752-6575,
Anita Tonnetti, Realtor-Associate, C2 1 ,
The Darby Rogers Co. 1/31-2/7p
3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1721 SF heat-
ed on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all electric
appliances, $180,000. Call 813-1580
3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash discount. 912-
3 BR, 3 BA, 2250 SF home in Macclenny
II. Living room with fireplace, large eat-
in kitchen and bonus room, $219,000.
259-4407 or 233-3262. 2/7-14p
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit II1, 2
large lot $65,000 each, 1 lot @ $55,000.
3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1576 SF heat-
ed on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all electric
appliances, $190,000. Please call 813-
1580. (21GFO). 5/10tfc
7.5 acres on Woodrow Raulerson Rd.,
restricted, $120,000 OBO. Call Josh @
4 BR, 2 BA brick home with 1876 SF
heated on Y acre in Macclenny, all elec-
tric appliances, $210,000. 813-1580
1 acre, 6101 CW Webb Rd. 259-6912.
1 acre lot in Macclenny II, cleared, high
and dry, $72,000. 259-4407 or 233-
Land & home packages. Singlewides
and doublewides. 1 acre to 10 acres.
Some owner financing available. 904-
653-1656 leave message. 2/7-28p
4 acre on Estate Street at entrance
to Macclenny II, $49,900. Guaranteed
financing with 10% down. 904-219-
5 acre homestead with home, $85,000.
653-1656 leave message. 2/7p
You wanted to sell, now you need to
sell. I buy Baker County houses any con-
dition, any price. Privacy guaranteed.
Want to sell my rental house on
city lot in Macclenny. Will sell below
the appraised price. Call and make
offer. 904-697-7258 -serious inquires
only. Located near Keller Intermediate
Efficiency apartment. $500/month, Ist,
last and $300 deposit, 1 person unit,
includes water, electric, lawn service
and garbage, very nice apartment. 259-
Cypress Point. 4 BR, 22 BA, lease with
option, pond view, $1500/month. 904-
755-4400 or 904-434-7200.1/31-2/7p
New3 BR, 2 BA brick home in Macclenny
with all electric appliances, $1300 secu-
rity deposit, 1st and last month's rent of
$1300 each. Please call 904-813-1580.
Small mobile home, rural area, no pets,
no smoking, $500/month, $500 deposit.
Call Nina at 259-3428. 2/7p
New 4 BR, 2 BA home in Cypress
Point on water, concrete block, 2000
SF, screen porch, eat-in kitchen, 2 car
garage, $1295/month. 904-860-5564
cell or 904-288-6497. 1/24-2/14p
2 BR, 2 BA MH in country, no pets,
$500 deposit, $600/month. 275-2865
or 923-2191. 1/31-2/14p
2 BR, 1 BA MH, CH/A, Cozy Corners
Trailer Park, water, trasit and lawn ser-
vices included, $565/month, 1st, last
and $300 deposit. 259-7335. 9/27tfc
2 BA, 1 BA, living room, dining room
& kitchen, front and back porch, CH/A,
in country, $700/month, $800 deposit.
2 BR, 1 BA SWMH, water, garbage
and lawn service included, no pets,
$550/month, $300 deposit required.
259-2880 leave message, we'll call you
3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes, no pets,
garbage pickup, water & yard moving
provided, $475-$625. 912-843-8118.
Brand new, river front home, 2 BR, 1
BA, 1200 SF, large back porch overlook-
ing river, pets negotiable, $950/month
plus deposit. Call Nikki at 434-0755.
3 BR, 1 BA house in Glen, front porch
and large yard, $800/month, 1st and last
plus $500 deposit. 259-6849.1/31-2/7p
New home, Glen city limits, 3 BR, 2 BA,
no pets, no smoking. 259-6128 or 588-
3 BR, 1 BA home in Macclenny wall
electric appliances. $850 security depos-
it, $850/month. Available December 1,
2007. Please call 813-1580. 11/22tfc
Large 2 BR brick apartment in Baldwin
area, CH/A, spacious front and back
yard, washer hook-up, quiet area, rent
income based, renter pays electric only.
Contact Jacksonville Housing Authority
at 904-786-6633 or 904-630-3877.
2 BR, 1 BA SWMH, water, garbage
and lawn service included, no pets,
$550/month, $300 deposit required.
259-2880 leave message, we'll call you
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Colt us forr 9our nwex~t rojeetf!
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$575 plus deposit. 904-860-
3 BR, 2 BA MH, $700 deposit, $700/
month. 259-7923. 2/7p
2 BR, 1 BA MH in town, CH/A, porch,
available February 15th, $300 deposit,
$600/month. 904-382-7905 after 7:00
2 BR refurbished MH,, $450/month,
$450 deposit, no pets. 259-8140.2/7tfc
4800 SF warehouse with three offices,
two 14' rollup doors, fenced storage
yard, 1-10 @ Marietta, $2500/month.
Office space for lease in Glen St. Mary.
Recently remodeled.'Call 275-2944.
2008 Fleetwood, 28x44, 3 BR, 2 BA,
$29,900. Call Larry at 259-1100.
BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM LOG HOME MLS#
389681 Home on 1.5acres, 30 X 40 garage/
workshop & LRG open country KIT w/custom
BRING YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS MLS#
362238 28.54 acres on paved road frontage,
partially cleared for houses, horses & cows.
Zoned 1 home per 7.5acres. $485,180
GETYOUR CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING MLS#
380002 Take a look at this nice private 7.56 acres,
shady lot partially cleared T-shape lot w/paved
RD access from CR-130. $105,000
RATES ARE GREAT SO WHY WAIT? MLS #
405424 approx 1.91acres, re-done exterior w/
new metal roof, covered porch for sipping lemon-
aid & a hugewood burning fireplace.$151,500
THIS WILL CATCH YOUR EYE AND HOLD IT
- MLS# 400654 Home on 2.5acres, landscaped
in perfection, 3BR/2.5BA, Formal dining room
and family room, breakfast nook, Irg kitchen & a
fireplace for those cozy nights. $299,999
PICTURE PERFECT & PRICED REDUCED
- MLS# 390299 Over 1,800sf heated in this
beautiful country home w/3BR/2BA sitting on
1.2 acres. $249,900
DESIRABLE FIND MLS# 388358 4BR/3BA
2,480sf heated home sitting on 5.14acres, 4 stall
barn, feed & tack room, entire property is fenced.
REMEMBER THE "GOOD OLE' DAYS"? MLS#
385551 Builder's spectacular Personal home;
concrete block w/synthetic stucco & stone,
3BR/2.5BA, wood blinds, crown molding, gas
fireplace, Jacuzzi tub, /4 acre stocked pond &
over 3,100sf. $375,000
REJUVENATE YOUR LIFE MLS# 411951 Brick
built in 2004, Irg open floor plan w/2300sf, 4BR/
2.5BA, wd/flog, upgraded kitchen cabinets w/
Corian countertops, apprx. H acre lot w/covered
1999 Skyline DW, 4 BR, 2 BA, 32x80,
$49,000 OBO. 259-8000. 2/7p
All 2007s must go! Selling lot models
at invoice, includes furniture and decor.
Must see to believe. Call Larry at 904-
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COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY MLS# 368711 Property
zoned Res/Commercial approx 1421sf on .59acre; great
location for business, selling"As-ls"and with loads of potential!
SUBSTANANCE AND VALUE MLS# 409742 approx 2900sf
heated, 4300sf total under roof, additional detached 30 X 40
threecar garage approx 2 acres, 4BR/3BA, gas fireplace, double
ovens and screened patio. $495,000
LOVE AT FIRST SITE MLS# 404867 6BR/3BA 3,001sf home
on 1 acre; used to be a church, hm has commercial kitchen &
plenty of room to roam, property is fenced w/chain link and
has 2 septic &4'well. $217,000
CALL ALL DEVELOPERS! MLS# 394597 Prime 51.87 acres
w/single-wide MBL/HM, 1232sf Ivg space & above ground
pool w/decking; high & dry property, zoned AG 7.5 property is
covered in Irg Oak, Magnolia & Pine trees. $420,000
BRING ALL OFFERS/SELLERS MOTIVATED MLS# 394461
West Glen Estates, 10 acres, zoned for houses only, high & dry
property, adorned w/Oak trees & luscious greenery. $118,000
ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT MLS# 395751 Be the proud owners
of this exquisite 3BR/2BA 2,928sf brick custom built home on.
.50acres. Includes manicured landscaping, solar heating,
in-ground pool, attached 2 car-garage/workshop & more!
YOU'VE DONE YOUR HOMEWORK NOW MAKE THE CHOICE
THIS MLS # 394871 Here is a 2,000sf & 3BR/2BA rancher;
open floor plan, formal DNG RM/ SEP breakfast area, food
prep-island & so much more you just have to see. $234,900
TAKE A GANDER AT THIS FOLKS! MLS# 394430 Come see
this 3BR/2BA triple wide mobile hm on 4.62, Irg mature oaks
trees, partially cleared an on corner lot, 1584sf living space.
395 Chaffee Road
MAKE A WISH MLS# 396631 3BR/3.5BA, two-story brick
& wood siding hm w/nearly 2,400sf! Attached 1 car carport,
Irg mature shade trees and you've got to see the fruit trees.
BE YOUR OWN BOSS MLS# 395732 1.17acre zoned
commercial gen. w/198' of HWY frontage on 121, currently
used for successful welding & fabrication business. $525,000
7.5 ACRES AT YOUR REACH MLS# 398092 Leave the city
behind and take hold of this property which hold countless
opportunities! Zoned for mobile homes or houses and only
minutes and the interstate. $101,000
YOU'VE GOT THE TOUCH MLS# 394478 Make your mark
investors and developers; only $3,000 per acre, located in one
of the fastest growing counties in FL, convenient and private
and all at a great price! $295,000
DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC? MLS# 396688 all brick new
construction on 1.1 acres; boasts spacious floor plan, formal
dining & separate breakfast area. $268,000
PRICED BELOW COMPETITION MLS# 394679 3BR/2BA
concrete block; ext features include full stucco, irrigation
system, fenced yard, separate sink/vanity in MSTR. $155,000
ARE YOU A NATURALIST AT HEART? MLS # 336373 Make
the move to this corner lot, .90 acre, vacant land in downtown
Macclenny; perfect for new development of a duplex, town-
homes or mobile homes. $125,000
3 ACRES OF GORGEOUS COUNTRY- MLS# 401101 Bring your
horses!; 5BR/3BA, 11.5 X 37.2 FL room overlooking stone patio, I
hot tub & horse pasture. $329,000
New vinyl siding with soffits & more RONNIE SAPP ROGER RAULERSON
New homes or remodels EXPERT WATER WELL DRILLING WELL DRILLING
R&C VINYL SIDING Residential commercial irrigation 2" and 4" wells
Free estimates New septic systems installation Call Roger or Roger Dale
1-866-205-4614 Existing septic system repair 259-7531
904-838-6960 cell Water conditioning iron removal Licensed & Insured
Licensed & Insured Water purification
1/10-2/14p Financing available 4/3tfc
ANGEL AQUA, INC. 259-6934 CANADAY CONSTRUCTION/
Water softeners Iron filters Providing quality work since 1976 CANADAY TRUCKING
City or well systems tfc TUKN
City or well systems Complete site & underground
Chlorine Removal FILL DIRT utility contractor
Sales Rentals Service Repairs Culverts installed We sell:
Salt delivery Tim Johnson Fill dirt starting at $95 per load
Total water softeners supplies 259-2536 Slag rock
797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny
797 S. 6th Street, Macenny5/11tfc Land clearing ponds demolition
259-6672SLAG DRIVEWAYS 904-219-8094
APPLIANCE DOCTOR Hauled & Spread 904-275-3140
259-6118 Lic.#CU-C057126 8/16-2/7/07
Air conditioners *Heat pumps 259-61
*Major appliances 2/7-28p A &R TRUSS
24 hour, 7 day emergency service! KC EARTHMOVERS Engineered trusses for your new
Call Vince Farnesi, Road construction Home Barn -Shed Etc.
Owner-Operator Clearing- Excavation Free estimates
259-2124 Aggregate 259-3300
7/lf Equipment Hauling Lic.#RC0067003 12/23tfc
McCrary Fence Company Culvert pipe SANDS TRUCKING & LAND
Wood chain link vinyl Driveway installation DEVELOPMENT, INC.
aluminum wood pool decks 904-275-4960 Fill dirt- Millings- Slag
653-1442 10/26tfc Land clearing Fish ponds
1/21-2/21p I do honey dos Cultivating Bush hog
WADE'S TRACTOR WORKS GARRETT HOME Retotiller w/tractor
Fine grading ~ Driveways IMPROVEMENTS Roads built
Culverts ~ Bush hog No job too small Houses/buildings demo
259-3691 Licensed & Insured Inground pools demo
2/7-7/24p 904-303-9829 904-445-8836 days
PEACOCK PAINTING, INC. 1/31-2/21p 904-653-2493 evenings
Professional painting STOP ALARMS 6/29tfc
Pressure washing We can install, service and monitor LAND CLEARING
Interior exterior all major brands of alarms Heavy brush & small trees
Residential commercial Home & business turned to mulch
Fully insured Locally owned Established in 1987 Instant roads Lot lines cleared
25 years experience 777-4141 Starting @ $950 per acre
259-5877 FL. license #EG0000025 904-265-7120
7/28tfc GA. license #LVA205330 12/27-6/19 1/17-2/7p
NETTLES TREE SERVICE
Tree removal stump grinding
Licensed & insured
Call Thomas D. Nettles
KONNIE'S KLEAR POOLS
We build in-ground pools
We sell and install
DOUGHBOY above-ground pools
Service Renovations* Cleaning
Repairs Chemicals Parts
698-E West Macclenny Ave.
(next to Raynor's Pharmacy)
Fall & winter hours
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am 2:00 pm-
(CPC 053903) 9/2tfc
Heating* Air Electrical service
Licensed and Insured
Lic. #RA13067194 4/21tfc
2" and 4" wells
Call Roger or Roger Dale
Licensed & Insured
Family owned & operated
S&M Home Repair
Doors windows painting
Wood rots, etc.
No job too small
COMBS BUILDERS, INC.
We do roofing
New roofs ~ roof repairs
Roof replacement ~ roof inspections
Call Tim Combs, owner
JACKSON TREE AND STUMP
Firewood stump grinding
A & R ROOFING, INC.
New roofs Roof repairs
B&W TREE SERVICE, INC.
Full line of tree services
Tree trimming & removal
Licensed & Insured
Toll free: 877-298-1134
Benny Joe Bennett
Jesus in the ONLY way
MORAN INSULATION, INC.
Insulation for new and
Garage doors fireplaces
Sales & service
Licensed & Insured
10058 Donnie Moran Road
Glen St. Mary, FL 32040
All types of pest control
Call Eston, Shannon, Bryan
Bill or Philip
Beverly Monds, Owner
Commercial ~ residential
Many references on request
30 years experience
259-5782 or 655-9219
Design / Build
Your plans or our plans
Bentley Rhoden -
S THE OFFICE MART
Oils, acrylics, watercolors,
canvases, drawing pads
& much more!
110 South Fifth Street
C.F. WHITE SEPTIC
New systems & repairs
Field dirt Top soil
Bulldozer & backhoe work
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 7, 2008 Page 14
Offers good until
February 13 only!
The all new 2008 Malibu-starting at $19,245
The car you just can't ignore!
2007 Silverado Crew Cab 2WD
Stock #7437, V8, Automatic, On-Star, PW, PL, CD, Remote Keyless Entry
YOUR PRICE $22,565*
2008 Avalanche 2WD
Stock #8040, V8, Auto, PL, PW, On-Star, CD, Remote Keyless Entry
Pineview Discount -$1,800
GM Rebate -$2,000
Additional Bonus* -$2,000
YOUR PRICE $27,810*
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119 S. Sixth St. Macclenny 259-5796 -Pre-Owned
273 E. Macclenny Ave. 259-6117 -New
Average bonus good thru February 13, 2008, Price doesn't include tax, tag, title fees.
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2008 Silverado 2500 Crew Cab 4WD
Stock #8049, Duramax Diesel, Z-71, PW, PL, CD, On-Star, Remote Keyless Entry
YOUR PRICE $36,944*
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