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79th Year, Vol. 17 Thursday, August 21, 2008 Macdenny, Florida 500
Sheriff Dobson tops
candidate war chests
BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Fund raising is a necessary
part of any political campaign,
big or small, and can be a mea-
sure of a candidates potential
for success. After all, convinc-
ing people to hand over hard-
earned cash is usually more dif-
ficult than getting their vote.
So, who leads in Baker
County when it comes to money
in the bank?
According to elections office
records, it's incumbent Sheriff
Joey Dobson, by far.
The Democrat has raised
more than $23,000 since April 1,
mostly from donors in Jackson-
ville, including private citizens,
attorneys, business owners, la-
bor unions, and jail builders to
name a few.
Mr. Dobson's contributions
from Baker County residents
and businesses only amount to
$6350, or 27 percent of all mon-
ey raised by his campaign.
Challenging the sheriff in the
general election November 4
are Timothy Smith and Gregory
Mr. Smith has raised a mea-
ger $1600 through August 1, the
latest reporting deadline, while
Mr. Bohannon has matched that
total with $1600 in contribu-
tions of his own.
The Republican primary
race between incumbent Coun-
ty Commissioner Julie Combs
and hopeful Michael Crews for
Sanderson's District 1 seat also
features a lopsided funding dis-
Ms. Combs has raised $1680
as of the last reporting deadline
and Mr. Crews, who started
raising money more than six
months before his opponent, has
$4500 in his campaign fund.
The winner of the August
A sophomore Wildcat foot-
ball player was critically injured
during a practice drill at Baker
High Tuesday evening.
Milton Johnson, 15, of San-
derson was flown from the
practice field behind the school
to Shands Jacksonville follow-
ing the 6:00 pm accident.
Although the report -was not
confirmed, it is believed he was
struck in the neck region by
another player's shoulder.
When rescue personnel
arrived, the player was not
breathing, but he was stabilized
for the helicopter flight.
Melody Coggin, the BCHS
.athletic director,, said young
Johnson was on a ventilator
and two hours later was under-
going diagnostics. He is the son
ofAdriun Jefferson and Milton
Johnson Sr. of Sanderson.
He reportedly was slotted as
a running back for the upcom-
ing season, and last year was
moved up to the varsity as a
ninth grader toward the end of
26 primary will face Democrat
Phillip Jefferson in the general
election November 4. Mr. Jef-
ferson had not reported any
contributions to his campaign
as of August 1. He will have un-
til October 30 to receive contri-
Vincent Ferfeira and Sher-
rie Raulerson are running to
replace retiring Superintendent
of Schools Paula Barton. Ms.
Raulerson has a $2430 lead in
campaign funding in that race.
A number of other unop-
posed candidates up for re-elec-
tion did not file any.campaign
funding statements. Such was
the case with county commis-
sioners Mark Hartley and Gor-
don Crews, Clerk of Court AlI
Fraser, Supervisor of Elections
Nita Crawford and Tax Collec-
tor Al Fraser.
In the money race for the
state-house seat in District 12,
Republican Bobby Hart trails
his primary Republican oppo-
nent Janet Adkins by $136,000
as of August 1.
Joey Dobson p .. \ .' *. i.;'~Jb'I'"- .-; ... I
Net worth $381,000
Jacks I0yu Is wind damage last week precursor to Fay?
Donors: Ajax Building Corp,,.
Jacksonville $500, Pauly Jail Building W 7 W a rSOr 0o
Co., Nobles, Tenn $500; C.E. Parish, 1 J
Bushnell. Fla. $500; Robert Burton, Remnants ofthis large water oak blown over during a thunderstorm the afternoon of August 13 damaged the
roof of Laura Roberts' home in Whispering Pines in northwest Macclenny. Baker County emergency agen-
(See page 7) cies met earlier this week (page 5) as Hurricane Fay came ashore in southwest Florida. One projection by
Ia the National Hurricane Center late Tuesday showed Fay's path coming right over Baker County Thursday
evening after gaining strength as it swerves into the Atlantic and back northwest over the coast.
Teacher choice advantage T o airlifec a
geTwo airlift ed a
for the district's employees
Clayton Griffis put the school district's teacher preference policy
in terms of baseball since he's been a Little League coach for
"All I wanted was a level playing field," said the parent during the
public comment portion of the August 18 regular school board meet-
ing: He recalled waiting in line on a cold spring day, starting at 3:00
am to get his son's first choice of third grade teacher at Westside
So he was upset when he found out that he didn't get his first, or
even second choice, but rather his third choice because of a dis-
trict policy that allows the children of school employees to get their
"I don't think working at the school board is different than work-
ing at the prison or the mental hospital or in construction," Mr.
His complaint didn't fall on deaf ears.
"We didn't fill any class with all requests," replied assistant
(See page 2)
Mr. Wyrick and Jennifer, ready to ride.
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
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The sight of Jennifer,
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domestic feline, riding i
in her owner's car, never
turn a few heads. Jennife
is ten-months-old, belongs
Wyrick of Glen St. Mary. S
along when Mr. Wyrick r
rands and waits patiently in
while he shops at Walmar
the drug store or.eats in a r
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curls up for a nap on the fl
she likes to rest by the re:
people come and go.
"I often come out of a
Optsfor bylaw loophole
BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Since the Baker County Commission
decided last month to give $750,000 to the
Council on Aging for development of a new
senior center to replace the existing center
downtown, the county drafted an agreement
for the transfer of that money one that
would ensure it goes toward the new center
and nothing else.
Before voting to approve the donation,
Commissioner Mark Hartley cautioned the
board that any agreement on the transfer
should also protect the county in the event
that, either the Baker County Council on Ag-
ing (COA) ceases to exist or another organi-
zation takes over services to Baker County's
"If you're using taxpayer's money, you
got to make sure it's protected," he said last
However, County Manager Joe Cone said
the COA's board of directors had expressed
reservations about a reverter clause in the
Specifically, the agreement as originally
drafted contained a clause stating the COA,
"agrees and consents to-a lien and or reverter
clause being placed on any land bought or
building constructed using the [$750,000]."
That means, in essence, if the COA dis-
(See page 2)
Two occupants of a compact
car were airlifted to Shands
Jacksonville the morning of
August 19 after their vehicle .....
went out of control on a curve .,
and was struck by an oncoming .
Driver Bradley Meister and ., ;
passenger Ashley Curry were 4'.
seriously injured in the 7:20 am '
accident onWoodlawn Rd. Both : i
are 17 and from Macclenny.
SThe driver of the second :.,'
car, a 2008 Nissan compact, [ I
was Kathy McDonals, 40, of Rescue workers remove the injured from Thesday's accidei
Macclenny. She had minor inju- The driver of the vehicle in foreground had minor injuries.
Trooper D.L. Myers of the
Florida Highway Patrol said
Meister's 1998 Chevrolet over-
corrected after running off the
right shoulder, then spun into
the opposite lane where the
car's right rear collided with the
Nissan's right front.
Mr. Meister was charged with
careless driving. All occupants
were wearing seat belts.
the cat is h there, too
ie sight of a dog riding crowd of people standing around observing," said
beside its master, but a Mr. Wyrick.
By his best estimate, Jennifer was about six-
a beau- weeks-old when she was found in an Orange Park
)rt hair neighborhood by some children. Mr. Wyrick's
n style wife Suzanne, who knew the children's mother,
fails to was asked to take the cat.
-r, who Kelley Ms. Wyrick called her husband and told him
to Ted she understood they probably couldn't keep the
he goes Lannigan cat, but asked if he would just help out for the time
uns er- Press Staff being, until a home could be found.
the car "My wife is an magnet for strays and animals
t, visits in need," said Mr. Wyrick. "Suzanne's name is the
restaurant. one that comes up when someone finds an animal
y, Jennifer sometimes that needs a home."
loor board, but mostly According to Mr. Wyrick, when he picked up
ar window and watch the cat, who was resting in a cardboard box behind
the desk in his wife's office, he was surprised to
store to find a small find it was covered with a unidentifiable sticky,
(See page 5)
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splyes or a future, board of direc,-
tors of the COA, or any other
entity providing senior services
here, decides to sell any future
senior center property, the coun-
ty gets its cash back.
The lien language could also
hinder the COA's ability to use
the new senior center as collater-
al to fund its needs in the future,
Mr. Cone said.
The original agreement also
included a concession from the
county to forgive $253,677
in loans and grants given by the
county to the COA from Decem-
ber 2004 to February 2006.
In an effort to reach a reso-
lution and hand over the funds
to the agency, county officials
drafted a second agreement for
the money transfer.that elimi-
nated the lien clause language,
which county commissioners
unanimously approved August
The lien clause was replaced
by another clause calling for the
COA to affirm that its bylaws -
which read if for whatever rea-
son the COA no longer provides
services to local seniors, then
all COA property reverts to the
county will never be changed
by the COA.
Before the board approved
the agreement, Commissioner
Mike Griffis asked board at-
torney Terry Brown what the
difference was between placing
a $750,000 lien on the property
and the reverter clause in the
"It's not the same thing,"
Mr. Brown said, explaining the
$750,000 lien would be attached
to real property and create a
public record at the courthouse
that any person or entity could
access, whether it be a bank re-
viewing a loan application or a
potential buyer of the land.
The bylaws, on the other hand,
don't include a dollar amount at-
tached to real property and are
not public records; but rather
rules written and approved by
the COA to govern itself.
And as Mr. Brown pointed
out, "Bylaws can be changed."
"It's a compromise," said Mr.
Griffis. "I can live with that."
"I'm happy about it," said
Barbara Yarbrough, chair of the
COA's board of directors the fol-
lowing day. 'It gives us access
to the money so we can actually
buy land, get a plan and build a
new center: This is a very good
However, Mr. Brown said the
compromise could potentially
leave the county vulnerable to
losing its $750,000 investment
in the new senior center, should
at anytime in the future, a third
party not governed by COA by-
laws gain title to the property.
"The county would not be able
to enforce its rights against the
third party," said Mr. Brown.
Currrently, COA funds its
services through a contract with
ElderSource, which contracts
with the State of Florida to man-
age services for the aging popu-
lations of northeast Florida.
Ms. Yarbrough said the coun-
cil recently submitted the only
bid for the Baker County Elder-
Source contract and is confident
it will continue to be the local
resource for seniors here.
She said she could only re-
member one instance in the
1990s in which the COA didn't
get the ElderSource contract,
"but the people who got it
couldn't do the job and it was
turned back over to the COA."
"We feel the county is very
Teacher choice preference
(from page 1)
TWestidei principal Tonya Tart,
who poitlted to state and federal.
mandates that require schools
balance classes by skill level and
This ensures a classroom has
both students who excel and stu-
dents who need help excelling.
It also means that the 25 to 30
percent of parents who request
a specific teacher have a small
chance of actually getting that
She said not even all of the
school employees got their first
or second choice.
Superintendent Paula Barton
said the board starting allow-
ing school employees to choose
their preference over non-school
employees to give them recogni-
tion for their roles.
She said she receives numer-
ous complaints from parents
each year about not getting their
Board Chair Patricia Weeks
suggested allowing the school
administrators to place the stu-
dents rather than continuing the
policy of letting parents make
"I think the way to level it,
is no one gets preferential treat-
ment," Ms. Weeks said.
Following this discussion at
this week's meeting, the board
took up regular business.
It approved a policy that any-
one that retires after June 30,
2012 will not receive a contri-
bution to their health insurance
premium. Currently, when an
employee retires, the board con-
tributes an amount depending
on how many years that specific
employee spent in the district.
Because of rising health in-
surance costs, the district was
paying $40,000 towards retirees'
insurance in 2003, but that fig-
ure jumped almost 300 percent
to $116,000 in 2008. By 2012,
the board is projected to spend
approximately $225,000 on their
While the district can afford
this cost now, shrinking rev-
enues and growing costs may
make it unfeasible several years
-down the road.:
The board decided, however,
to review this policy on a yearly
basis to assess the financial fea-
The board also honored Aar-
on Reed Cline, a maintenance
employee from July 1986 to July
2008. He died August 1, a day
after his retirement.
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The last-minute attempt by
Baker County Medical.Services
to block the state's approval of
the proposed Cedar Creek devel-
opment west of Glen St. Mary
received a bit of a setback last
week when the Department of
Community Affairs declared its
amended petition "deficient."
That means BCMS has 30
days from August 14 to file with
the District Court of Appeals
for judicial review. In the mean-
time, DCA essentially is saying
the hospital non-profit failed to
show cause why the state's earlier
decision in July that Cedar Creek
passed muster was incorrect.
DCA ruled, among, other
things, that BCMS's amended
petition contained "no statement
of disputed issues" and the peti-
tion was in error requesting the
state agency disapprove a com-
prehensive plan amendment.
DCA, charged with review of
DRIs (development of regional
impact) required for projects the
scope of Cedar Creek, is rejecting
the petition for a number of pro-
The petition, in the opinion of
more than a handful of people in
Baker County, should be tossed
out as trivial.
It smacks of whining, rather
than any true concern that Cedar
Creek with its planned 5500 age-
restricted units will be a detriment
to Baker County.
Instead, the non-profit that
manages Fraser Hospital and
Wells Nursing Home is asking the
state to quash the project because
it fears the hospital could go broke
under the tide of added Medicare
Y .::patients for which..it claims ii is
not fairly reimbursed.
No one wants to see Fraser
Hospital go away, but the fact is
that it is not now a hospital in the
strict sense. Fraser's main assets
to Baker County at present are
objection to Cedar Creek Letters to the Editor...
hining short on substance Shooting her dog not the
that afford the public a chance Truth is, asCedar Creek moves handle roaming
for specialty medicine right here
at home. Few inpatient beds at
Fraser are actually used.
The assumption that reim-
bursement woes should be suf-
ficient to halt the Cedar Creek
development smacks of self-flat-
tery. The hospital is important,
but not to the extent that manage-
Irked by new stratec
rising prices: reduce
This is one of those columns
that don't have a single topic. In
fact, it has a couple of sub-
jects that have been rolling
around in my brain looking
V I hate it when I get
scammed, and I felt scammed
the other day when I got a.
craving for ice cream. Lately,
my ice cream of choice has
been mint chocolate chip.
I went to the grocery store
for the half-gallon size. I picked
out Breyers and as I was about to
put it into my cart, it occurred to
me that something wasn't right
I looked at the Breyers in my
hand. I looked at the store brand
still in the freezer case. The
Breyers was substantially small-
er. I put it back and went to the
case with the Edys. It too was
smaller. I looked at the ounces.
Wait a minute! A half-gallon
of ice cream is no longer a half-
gallon. Somewhere along the
line, ice cream companies have
pulled a fast one on consum-
ers and taken as much as a pint
out of our expected half-gallons
without telling us.
That hacked me off to the
point that I settled for store brand
and was perfectly happy with it.
It may take similar actions by
other consumers to replace our
I'm not upset with the fact that
they made the package smaller.
I'm upset with the sneaky way
that they did it. They should
have informed us rather than
I probably shouldn't complain
and sound holier than thou con-
sidering the next portion of this
V Arrggghhhh. That was me
making a pirate noise in case
you didn't recognize it in print.
A few weeks ago I was stay-
ing at a friend's condo in Cres-
MY SIDE OF
cent Beach. My niece Ashton
Norman stayed for a couple
of days. She had an online hu-
manities class at LCCC and had
brought her laptop to write a pa-
per and some responses to the
class discussion board. She was
under the gun to e-mail the as-
signments by midnight.
To her chagrin, Ashton dis-
covered that we didn't have In-
ternet access. Oh no, what shall
What happened next looked
like a Three Stooges movie. My
whole family piled into the van
at 9 o'clock at night on the hunt
for WiFi. Her Apple laptop auto-
matically detects a WiFi signal
and connects to it, providing it
isn't password protected.
On the road we go. We went
to the Starbucks and bought
overpriced coffee in hopes that
we could leech on to their sig-
nal. No way, you have to pay for
the service. The same was true
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toward build-out a tew years.
from now, it's very likely big
players like Baptist Health and St.
Vincent's will give Baker County
. a good, hard look.
It's in their best interest to
establish a feeder system for the
new demographics that will be
moving out here. Fraser Hospital
might then be an attractive acqui-
Better yet, maybe a newer,
larger facility will locate here,
and Baker County can then exit
the hospital business altogether.
at Barnes & Noble.
We passed condos but they
were password protected.
We passed businesses that
were passworded. Then we
got a sniff around the Burger
King parking lot.
"Turn in here," said my
son Dylan. "I've got two
"I've got nothing."
"Pull over by that dump-
ster. Nope. Gone."
"Pull over by that fence. I've
got one bar."
No luck. We continued down
"Stop. I've got five bars."
"I can't stop in the middle of
the highway," my wife yelled.
"Pull in there."
There turned out to be the
Adam and Eve sensual gift store
that was thank goodness
- closed for the night. I don't
know what we must have looked
like to people passing by a
van full of people pulled up in
a wash of pink and purple neon
staring into the unearthly glow
of laptops at 10 o'clock at night.
I thought we resembled the CIA
on a stakeout.
Anyway, the WiFi pirates ac-
complished their mission and
Ashton sent her assignments and
got an A in the class, thanks in
part to Adam and Eve sensual
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When you live on a large
piece of land out in the country
and you have a dog, sometimes
it's hard to always keep them on
I know this first-hand. I have
a dog that visits neighbors, and
their dogs visit me. If you are
fortunate, you have neighbors
who understand this, and they ei-
ther don't mind the dog being on
their property, or they call for me
to come get him.
However, I want to say to the
person in the- south Sanderson
area who shot my dog (evidently
at close range judging by injuries
that put him in the hospital he
may not survive), you hurt him.
And you hurt my children.
Pete, our dog of two-and-a-
half years, had been wandering
to our neighbor's at night. My
boys would go over in the morn-
ing and bring him home. This
went on for a few days, so when
Pete wasn't riding on the four-
wheeler with the boys, we had
him on a cable during the day
and in the garage at night.
Saturday morning when we
went to let him out, he was gone;
he had jumped through the win-
dow. The boys went to the neigh-
bor's but didn't find him. They
then searched our property and
found him badly hurt on the back
fence line. We initially thought
he had been in a fight with an-
We didn't realize he'd been
shot until x-rays revealed bird
shot pellets all over his body. I
realize not all people care deep-
ly for animals, and I know that
some people shoot into the air to
run animals off their property.
This was not the case and his
injuries speak for themselves.
I only hope the person respon-
sible for shooting Pete has a con-
science and the common courte-
sy to contact the owner (Pete had
tags) or animal control should
another animal wander onto their
I'm offering a reward for in-
formation regarding this inci-
dent, and hope this letter will
somehow prevent another ani-
mal from being shot.
Warns vaccine can be deadly
I have never written to a news-
paper before, but after seeing a
report of Channel 4 a short time
ago on the vaccine Gardasil, I
felt I should do so.
"'On February 22, 2008, my '1T-
year-old granddaughter Jessica
was found dead at her home. She
was one of those "all-American
teenagers" involved in sports and
other school activities. She was
looking forward to spending a
week with her senior classmates
in Orlando on a class trip. After
college, Jessie's dream was to be
a state trooper.
Jessie received the first shot
of Gardasil in July, 2007 on ad-
vice of her family doctor. Short-
ly thereafter, she complained of
pain in the back of her head. Af-
ter a second shot in September,
she again complained of the head
pain, and then fatigue and -sore-
ness in some joints.
On February 20, she had a
third and final injection. The next
night she complained of the pain
in her head, and the following
day she was dead.
Please research this drug be-
fore your 9 to 26-year-old daugh-
ters receive the, vaccine Gardasil.
Merck (the manufacturer) and
the 'Food and'Drug Administra-
tion say it's safe, but more is
coming out on the side effects of
this drug. There have been other
deaths, paralysis, seizures and
other complaints attributed to
Remember how long it took to
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of Vioxx, also made by Merck
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Kitchen stove blamed or fre at mobile home...
An unidentified neighbor attempted to douse afire with a garden hose awaiting the arrival of the Macclenny Fire
Department the morning of August 15 offE.M. Spence Rd. in the south city. Owner James Green told city Fire Chief
Daniel Dugger he had been cooking on a kitchen stove and left the residence briefly to go to his father's residence
nearby and left the burner on. The fire was reported about 9:30 and the kitchen was heavily damaged. Heavy smoke
and heat damage occurred in the remainder of the single-wide. Chief Dugger said the trailer sustained $10,000
damage; the contents $5000.
Commission tables adoption
Two stores hit in the same night
Two convenience stores were hit by vandals and US 90 and Gilford Davis Rd.
burglars during the early morning hours of August Ms. Combs called police after hearing a loud crash
18. about 3:00 and finding suspicious signs that someone
An alarm alerted police to the Fastway Store on had been in the garage attached to her house.
Woodlawn Rd. southwest of Macclenny about 12:30 Deputies recovered two lawn blowers, a mower
that morning, and they arrived to find a front win- and chainsaw valued at $470 stashed in a wooded
dow broken out with a brick. Owner Rubina Ali of area across US 90 from the residence, and also found
Middleburg said two cases of beer were taken. neighbors' mail that had been stolen along with a
The loss was considerably greater at the EZ Stop small amount of cash.
store north of Glen St. Mary on CR 125. Mr. Dixon initially said an acquaintance from
A newspaper delivery man called police when Lake City named Eugene went into the garage while
he found the front door glass broken out, and owner he stood watch. He told police he stole the property
Sejal Patel said a cash register valued at $500 plus to get money for drugs.
$350 cash were missing. A rear door was pried open at the residence of
The sheriff's department is looking into a possible Andrew Mater on South 7th St. in Macclenny dur-
connection in the crimes. ing his absence August 6-11. He reported electronic
In other burglaries, a Glen St. Mary man faces mul- games, jewelry and other property taken, with a total
tiple felony and misdemeanor charges for burglariz- value of $1850.
ing the garage of a home on US 90 in Margaretta A neighbor said he was awakened about 2:00 am
during the night on August 13. on August 10 by a loud banging noise, and spot-
Jermaine Dixon, 32, initially denied entering the ted two black males walking by his residence. He
property of Jewell Combs early that morning, then described one of them as having long dreadlocks and
confessed to it after police determined that a prison wearing a white tank top shirt.
K-9 tracking team followed his scent from the scene He could not tell whether the pedestrians were
to where he was captured by Deputy Matt Riegel at carrying anything.
Deputies recognize and arrest Just
two men for suspended licenses can't get
ofa school concurrency plan t
BY JOEL ADDINGTON county has set the bar too high." scribing the estimated losses in d
Press Staff County Manager Joe Cone various tax and revenue funds, .
Already a month'behind the suggested altering the final plat They included $482,000 less in v
deadline to adopt state-man- references in the concurrency property taxes, $228,000 less in t
dated school concurrency legis- documents under consideration sales taxes, and a $657,000 defi- y
lation, the Baker County Com- by the commission to some- cit in the road and bridge fund, g
mission decided after a lengthy thing lower than the county's among others.
discussion among school district regulations, but enough to pro- The board discussed a num- t
officials, local developers and vide needed information by the ber of ways to reduce the deficit, f
county staff to table the issue school district to estimate how getting it under a million dollars
and scheduled a workshop on it many students a project will at one point. However, county h
September 16. bring in, and therefore, how commissioners will hold two
School concurrency is a part much a developer must pay. hearings to garner public input
of the Florida Legislature's Sen- And although after the meet- before adopting a final budget,
ate Bill 360, passed in 2005, that ing, board chairman Gordon first on September 16 with final
requires residential developers Crews said he felt like the corn- adoption expected September
pay for their impact on local mission needed onl\ a fe% more 3 ?,
schoqlsbefore-new homes' get \ minutes to nail down th r fevid The board also approved the
built. language, the board unanimous- following measures:
The costs to expand and ly voted to table the matter and Giving the Historical Soci-
maintain public school capacity discuss it further at the work- ety $40,000 for restoration of the
has traditionally been borne by shop next month, old jail. Society President Kevin
the state and local governments, The school concurrency doc- Shell said construction estimates
said Janis Fleet, a planner con- uments have been adopted by for the work were $173,000 more
traced by the school district to the school board and the City than the grant it received for the
implement concurrency. of Macclenny so far. Approval project.
What concurrency does, she from those agencies, the County A $125,000 engineering
said, is make development pay Commission and the Town of services contract with King En-
for its impact up front, rather Glen St. Mary are required to gineering Associates of Jack-
than waiting until homes are comply with the state's concur- sonville for completion of the
built, sold, and begin generating rency mandate. second phase of ihe county's
property tax revenue. In light of the commission ac- storm water management plan.
Ms. Fleet said in the past, the tion Monday, the Glen Council The work will be funded using
taxpayers have been financing tabled discussion of school con- a $100,000 grant from the St.
impacts of growth, but with con- currency at its regular meeting Johns River Water Management
currency, "the legislature is say- the following evening. District.
ing let the developer finance it, Prior to commission's regular Applying, on behalf of Em-
not the county." meeting, a budget workshop was ily Taber Public Library, for a
However, implementing con- held in which officials discussed $500,000 grant from the state's
currency is very complex and how to reduce a $2.25 million Division of Library and Infor-
involves determining how much deficit in the county's projected mation Services for a single-sto-
it costs to house each student. $29.7 million budget for the ry addition to the library.
accurately measuring how many
students each project will gener-
ate, and finding an equitable way
to charge developers who are in
varying stages of development.
Planning Director Ed Pres-
ton broke down three groups to
the board during its August 18
meeting: developers who have
already have approved plans and
are exempted from concurrency
payments; those who apply for
development after concurrency
is adopted and will have to pay;
and those in the "grey area," or
at some point in the develop-
ment approval process.
To address the latter category,
the district had negotiated to ex-
empt 15 projects with 1600 resi-
dential units from concurrency
as long as each respective devel-
oper gets plans approved within
"Everyone in the pipeline has
two years to plat," said Mr. Pres-
County regulations require
projects gain approval of "final
plats," or sets of plans signed-off
on by engineers, surveyors, at-
torneys, and a long list of gov-
ernmental agencies at the state
and local levels, before develop-
ment can commence.
Local developer Jimmy Yar-
brough said he agreed with the
two-year deadline, but that the
cost and time required to meet
county platting standards were
"As a developer," he said, "the
2008-09 fiscal year.
Finance Director Debbie Per-
ryman presented a report de-
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Two motorists recognized
by county deputies who were
.ware their driver's licenses are
suspended multiple times were
arrested in separate incidents the
Deputy Matt Riegel was
investigating an accident in
he parking lot of the Wal-Mart
Supercenter the afternoon of
August 17 when he spotted a van
Driven by Christopher Lay, 24,
of Macclenny. He stopped the.
vehicle and asked for a license,
o which Mr. Lay replied, "Man,
'ou know my license isn't
It had been suspended seven
imes for failure to pay fines and
failure to appear in court.
Deputy Chris Walker said
he was aware that Louis Barton,
23, of Sanderson did not have a
license when he stopped him at
the wheel of a 1999 Ford pickup
on MLK Dr. in Macclenny short-
ly after 1:00 am on August 14.
Mr. Barton's license had been
suspended five times and he was
designated an habitual offender,
said the deputy.
Johnny Brown, 20, of
Sanderson was jailed for loiter-
ing and prowling in a neighbor-
hood off Mud Lake Rd. the eve-
ning of August 14.
Deputy Ben Anderson said he
recognized the suspect riding a
bicycle on Keith Griffis Circle
about 6:30 and was aware Mr.
Barton had "a history of larceny."
He was arrested after he could
not tell the deputy where he lived
or why he was in the area.
* JULIE SPONSORED THE 4 DAY WORK WEEK FOR THE ROAD
DEPARTMENT 2 YEARS AGO TO DECREASE FUEL COSTS.
* JULIE PLANTED THE SEED TO CREATE ATV TRAILS AT ST
MARY'S SHOALS PARK TO DATETHEPARKHAS BEENAWARDED
IN EXCESS OF $1.6 MILLION IN GRANTS TO DEVELOP THOSE
* JULIE ASKED FORA LAND DONATION IN SOUTH SANDERSON
TO BUILD A NEW FIRE STATION. THE DEED FOR 2 ACRES WILL
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* JULIE FORFEITED HER TRAVEL PAY IN 2007/08 BUDGET
* JULIE VOTED NO TO DOUBLING LOCAL CONTRACTOR FEES
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* JULIE VOTED NO TO SPECIAL ASSESSMENT INCREASES IN 08.
* JULIE VOTED NO TO COUNTY IMPACT FEES.
* JULIE SUCCESSFULLY SPONSORED AN ORDINANCE TO
EXEMPT INDUSTRIAL LAND FROM IMPACT FEES SO
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Two arrested for theft of
air jack and semi-truck tires
Two Macclenny men were
arrested for stealing truck tires
from the Baldwin Truck Stop and
parking lot of the Econolodge in
Macclenny overnight on August
Police say John Bijeaux, 33,
and Larry Rhoden, 22, also took
an air jack from the Econolodge
lot to aid in removing the tires
from semi trailers. In all, they al-
legedly stole 14 tires with a value
of $5400. They and the air jack
valued at $1200 were recovered.
Mr. Bijeaux is also charged
with battery of girlfriend Tina
Hance, 26, of the same address
on Woodlawn Rd. She told of-
ficers the boyfriend grabbed her
by the neck, then punched her in
the face and stomach when she
asked him to cease the tire thefts.
Ms. Hance, along with a 13-year-
old female, said they and the two
men took pills and drank beer on
the way to Baldwin that morning,
then went to the Econolodge.
The adults are charged with
contributing to the delinquency
of the minor, and the two men
with grand theft.
In other arrests, a 17-year-old
male is charged with theft of a
$1500 riding mower from out-
side the residence of Lyle Young
in Owens Acres northwest of
The owner said the mower
was taken during the night Au-
gust 17, and Deputy Gerald Rho-
den received a tip later the same
day that it was parked outside the
residence of Edward Silguero on
The suspect, who appeared
to be high on drugs, was located
inside the residence and ques-
tioned. He said he purchased both
the mower and a bicycle from a
friend he knew only as Chris.
Beneva Lopez reported the
theft of a $700 gold chain and
charm while she was sleeping at
residence off MLK Dr. in Mac-
clenny overnight on August 16.
The victim said she had the
necklace on when she went to
bed intoxicated, and suspects it
was taken by an acquaintance
who was at the address.
Two boat motors valued at
$700 were taken off a parked
boat at the residence of Robert
Carter on Irvin St. in Macclenny
overnight on August 13.
Dwight Lyons reported
clothing and shoes stolen from
his unlocked and parked Chev-"
rolet pickup truck overnight on
Two outside air conditioning
units valued at $1500 were taken
from a residence on Flintlock Dr.
near Sanderson between July 31
and August 18. Diane Wicker of
Macclenny reported the theft,
and told police the property be-
longs to a finance company. She
and an estranged ex-husband
once lived there.
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orange substance. It took some
work to get the animal cleaned
"Well, long story short, I fell
in love with her and we did keep
her," said Mr. Wyrick.
They named the cat Jenni-
fer and one morning about two
weeks after her arrival, he de-
cided to take her for a ride in
the car. The kitten tried to stand
up tall enough to see out of the
passenger window but was too
little. Mr. Wyrick scooped her
up and she settled in the crook
of his right arm which he kept
bent across his chest.
"She was fine after that," he
said. "She was up high enough
to see and that's what she want-
But driving with only one arm
wasn't going to work, ultimate-
ly. Mr. Wyrick knew he had to
come up with another solution.
He went to pet stores to check on
car seats for pets, but didn't find
anything that he thought would
solve the problem.
When he came across a child's
folding beach chair, he knew he
had found just the right thing.
Further searching yielded a pil-
low with ties that'fit the chair
perfectly. He secured the chair
in the front seat, popped Jenni-
fer in for a test ride and off they
"She took to it immediately
and she's been.riding in it ever
since," he said.
All that needs to be done for
Jennifer is to open the car door.
She hops up and settles in by
herself. Her customary position
is horizontal across the cushion
facing Mr. Wyrick, with her chin
resting on the arm of the chair.
On those occasions when an-
other passenger is in the front
and Jennifer must ride else-
where, she gets slightly indig-
nant, giving Mr. Wyrick a look
that says: What's the big idea?
Where is my seat?
SMr. Wyrick often takes Jen-
nifer with him to the drive-thru
window of local restaurants
when picking up a meal for his
wife who can't always get away
from her desk at lunch time. He
says he gets grilled by the res-
taurant employees if Jennifer is
not in her seat.
"They could care less about
me," he said. "They want to
know where the cat is."
This car-loving kitty's owner
is always mindful of the weather
and temperature. If it's extremely
hot out, Jennifer is left at home.
If the climate is mild enough,
Son arrested for credit fraud,
chargedgrand to moms card
A juvenile-age son was arrested August 14 for defrauding his moth-
er by stealing her credit card and running up just over $1000 in charges
during a two-week period.
The 40-year-old mother told Deputy Jerarld Peteson she learned of
the bogus charges when she checked her account, and the son admit-
ted using the card. Records show it was used at least ten times in both
Baker and Duval counties.
The youth is charged with fraud, a third-degree felony, and petty
theft, a misdemeanor.
In other cases, two Jacksonville women were named in a criminal
complaint for shoplifting at the Macclenny Wal-Mart the afternoon of
A security employee said Laterrel Harris, 37, and Siboumey Jen-
kins, 18, stuffed several items in a large purse, then attempted to leave
the store after paying for other items. The merchandise amounted to
just over $21.
Eddie Fields, 34, of Macclenny was arrested for criminal mischief
the morning of August 16 for allegedly damaging a Harley-Davidson
motorcycle and Chevrolet Tahoe belonging to Billy Lee. Both are resi-
dents of Railroad Ave. and had been involved in an argument earlier
William Johnson, 20, of Macclenny faces a similar charge for al-
legedly breaking the front door window of Danny Mathis' residence
on Morris Ave. The incident took place about midnight August 11 fol-
lowing an argument.
Sanderson man dies on rain-slick US 90
A Sanderson man died August
14 when his eastbound car hydro-
planed out of control on rain-
slick pavement, veered into an
oncoming lane on US 90 in east
Columbia County, then onto the
road shoulder where it struck a
James Heard, 59, died at the
scene when his body slammed
into the left interior side of the
2004 Chevrolet that collided
with the tree at the pillar between
the driver and passenger doors.
He was not wearing a seat belt,,
according to Cpl. Joseph Sumner
of the Florida Highway Patrol.
The accident happened about
11:15 during a heavy rain that
had pooled standing water on
the edges of the pavement, said
the trooper. The location was
nearly six miles east of Lake City
near the Columbia Corrections
A second vehicle driven
by Robert E. Noble Jr., 48, of
Wellborn, Fla. had just turned
onto US 90 in a westward direc-
tion before the accident. Trooper
Sumner said Mr. Heard was driv-
ing too fast for road conditions
when it began to hydroplane and
rotated out of control, side-swip-
ing Mr. Noble's 2006 Ford truck
before sliding off the north shoul-
der and into the tree. The second
driver was not charged.
A three-vehicle accident
shortly after noon of August 18
in the Interstate 10 construction
zone near Macclenny resulted in
minor injuries to all the drivers.
Trooper Dan Myers of FHP
said a semi-truck driven by
Joseph Himes, 20, of Tyrone, Ga.
struck the rear of another semi
that had slowed for a construction
vehicle in the westbound lane.
The impact sent the second semi
driven by Martin Gregerson, 30,
of Lawrenceville, Ga. into a near-
by ditch, and the truck driven by
Mr. Himes then struck the rear of
the construction vehicle.
It was driven by Michael
Intemann, 45, of Jacksonville,
who was in the Ford truck with a
rear-mounted arrow board advis-
ing westbound traffic to move
into the left lane due to work
being done in the emergency lane
as part of the ongoing I-10 resur-
Trooper Myerssaid third semi
not involved in the accident had
slowed to change lanes, as had the
truck driven by Mr. Gregerson.
Mr. Himes did not react in time to
the slowing vehicles, and he was
charged with careless driving.
to Glen man
"People say to me, 'I've never
seen that before,' and I say to
them, Guess what? Neither have
I," Mr. Wyrick says, laughing.
Jennifer, has not yet traveled
overnight with her chauffeur,
but he expects she will do so at
He admits that Jennifer is
pretty much his cat. She sleeps
right beside him every night. If
he's gone for a few days, all he
has to do is open the front door
and say "Where's my kitty?" and
Jennifer comes running.
"My wife just shakes her
head," he said.
she goes along.
"In cooler months I've left
her as long as six hours in the
car and she is perfectly fine," he
The Wyricks agree their cat
is unusual. She has never reacted
with any of the typical panicked
behavior most cats display when
confined to a car.
When he takes Jennifer to
visit friends, they are always
amazed when he opens the car
door and says, "OK Jennifer, it's
time to go" and the cat comes
running out of the bushes and
jumps up into the car.
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leads to drunk driving arrest
A Jacksonville driver stopped
on Interstate 10 in the early
morning hours of August 13 was
arrested for drunk driving.
Paul Wurmser, 58, was at the
wheel of an eastbound 1994 Ford
.SUV swerving across lanes and
onto the road shoulder, accord-
ing to the incident report by
Deputy Claude Hurley. He first
spotted the vehicle near CR 229
in Sanderson shortly after 1:00
Mr. Wurmser failed several
field sobriety tests, and his blood
alcohol level measured later at
county jail was .20 more than
twice the minimum for determin-
ing intoxication. Deputy Hurley
also ticketed him for failure to
wear a seat belt, failing to main-
tain a single lane and driving
with a license restricted to busi-
In other cases, Tiffany Strait,
19, of Macclenny was charged
with disorderly intoxication early
on August 17 after she became
unruly while being questioned
by Deputy Darrin Whitaker.
The officer responded to a dis-
turbance call on Claude Harvey
Rd. about 1:30 and found Ms.
Strait seated on the tailgate of a
vehicle belonging to Jason Nunn,
20, of Macclenny. Mr. Nunn had
scratches on his neck and a torn
shirt from an earlier confronta-
tion with the suspect, who he
said struck him with a shoe.
Mr. Nunn said he picked up
Ms. Strait from a party, and she
attempted to put the truck in
park while they drove on Claude
Harvey, then twice tossed items
from the truck onto the road. She
also tossed a cup of beer on him.
Four persons involved in
a fight in the parking lot of the
Country Club Lounge about 2:00
am on August 15 were taken to
jail and charged with disorderly
Deputy Steven Jones said the
suspects refused to calm them-
selves when he questioned them
and other lounge patrons about
They were identified as
Alberto Hernandez, 22, and
Fernando Morales, 36, both of
Bronson, Fla., Jorge Morales, 36,
no address, and David Synrex,
25, of Ocala. Deputy Jones
described the first three suspects
as "very intoxicated."
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It's never too late; Sanderson
couple in their 70's earn GEDs
Mr Gazdick honored by cit...
The city of Macclenny on August 16 dedicated a wall plaque at the recent-
ly renovated park off West Boulevard to the late coach and teacher Mike
Gazdick. Here Mr. Gazdick's widow Liz and daughter Mary Jean look on
with'amusement as often humorous comments were made by several speakers
at the hour-long event. The honoree moved here in 1947 and made a career of
coaching in local schools and working with recreational sports leagues.
Felony charges against
Three persons, one of them a 14-year-old female, are charged with
felony battery for their roles in an ambush-style attack on another
female in a remote area near the intersections of CRs 125-122 in
Victim Kayle Bell, 18, of Glen St. Mary told police she was enticed
by Michael Seth Hodges, 18, also of Glen, to go with him in the early
morning hours of August 14 "to drink a beer on a dirt road," accord-
ing to the report by Deputy Chris Walker.
Once they arrived at a location near Altman's Store, Ms. Bell said
Melinda Sue Davis, 20, and the juvenile girl, both from Sanderson,
jumped her and repeatedly struck her about the face and head at
times she believes with a metal object.
Ms. Bell said Mr. Hodges also participated in the attack before she
broke free and fled running to CR 125 about three miles back to her
residence off Aaron Fish Rd. The victim told Deputy Walker she was
pursued by her attackers, but managed to evade them by hiding in the
woods. The incident happened about 2:00 am.
The victim was treated by rescue personnel after she arrived home,
and her mother later took her to a Jacksonville hospital for treatment
of head injuries, said Deputy Walker.
The officer interviewed the three suspects later at a residence off
Bertie Davis Rd. and the two females admitted to participating in the
atltak,lMr-iaHodgesodenied doing so. ". . .
"The suspectswere askedif they kne_ hoy_,Jad they jat,~j la
Bell up," Deputy Walker's report reads. "All three suspects stated
that they.did not care."
Mr. Hodges and Ms. Davis face additional counts of contributing
to the delinquency of a minor, because of the juvenile's involvement.
The battery counts are third-degree felonies.
In another case of an alleged attack by several assailants, crimi-
nal complaints for misdemeanor battery were filedAugust 12 against
two sisters, ages 14 and 16, along with a 16-year-old male.
The three are accused of attacking Patricia End, 18, of Glen St.
Mary at a residence off Bob Burnsed Rd. early that afternoon. The
victim said she went there to retrieve property from the male suspect,
her ex-boyfriend, and when she got there she was attacked by the
sisters, one of whom is the new girlfriend.
The suspects gave conflicting versions to Deputy Paul Chance,
and the decision on criminal charges will be made by the state attor-
In other battery complaints:
Maria Hamblin, 51, of Macclenny accused Christopher Lay, 24,
of Jacksonville of shoving her and threatening to shoot her the morn-
ing of August 17 over $60 he accused her of taking from his wife.
Both Ravon Williams, 22, and witness Dalone Hughes, 19, said
Kelly Givens, 20, drove up to where they were talking outside Blue's
Juke north of Sanderson the evening of August 13 and struck Mr.
Williams. The alleged assailant then drove away in a silver Ford
Taurus. All are from the Sanderson area.
A 35-year-old female patient at Northeast Florida State Hospital
said she was struck in the face by another female patient, age 24, the
evening of August 13.
tep-father calls head-lock,
choking ofson accidental'
Police arrested a Macclenny
man the evening of August 16
and charged him with domestic
battery on his 14-year-old step-
The victim, along with
his mother and sister, told
Deputy John Hardin that Jamie
McKowen, 30, placed the boy
in a head lock, threw him to the
ground and choked him during
an argument at their home off
North College in Macclenny
about 6:20. The officer noted the
boy's neck had several scratches
and redness consistent with the
mother's version of events.
Interviewed later, Mr.
McKowen said he "accidental-
ly" choked the boy and pushed
him because he was angry. The
charge is a first-degree misde-
In another case, a criminal
complaint was filed August 14
alleging that Scott Spivey, 41, of
Mandarin violated a court order
by showing up at the residence
of ex-wife Jennifer Johnson, 27,
at Big Oaks Ct. in Macclenny.
The complainant and a wit-
ness told Deputy Steven Jones
that Mr. Spivey parked a Toyota
pickup in her driveway about
8:15 that evening. He drove
away after noticing that Ms.
Johnson was looking at him
through a window.
Deputy Sgt. Thomas Dyal said
Mr. Spivey telephoned him later
and cursed at him while accus-
ing the sheriff's department of
bias in the case. He denied vio-
lating the restraining order.
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Larry Sluder is 76. His wife Jacqueline
is 78. Besides being married for 46 years,
these two active senior citizens have some-
thing else in common.
They both recently earned
their high school diplo-
mas through the Graduate
Residents of Sanderson,
the Sluders participated in
the GED program offered
at the Sanderson Revival
Center. The program, di-
rected by Reverend De-
Wayne Bridges, is one of
the church's ministries to
"When Brother De-
Wayne found out neither
of us had been able to earn
our diplomas, he really
encouraged us to go for
it. Jacqueline and I talked
it over then thought, why
not?" said Mr. Sluder.
The Sluders, took their
equivalency tests and en-
rolled in the program in
2007. The students in such
programs are at different
levels and work at their
own pace with individual
instruction as needed.
Some progress through
the course work quickly,
others take longer.
Attending the 2 1/2
hour classes twice a week,
it only took Mr. Sluder
three months to complete
enough course work in reading, language,
math, writing skills and social studies to get
himself ready to take his final exams. He
earned his diploma and his scores ranked
him in the top ten percent of his class.
The annual graduation ceremony was
some months off, so Mr. Sluder stuck around
.and continued going to class with his wife,
w ho finished hft cdtWew6rk and testing for.
- her-diploma in lune.2008. Duitng that time,
he helped tutor her and the other students as
Mrs. Sluder admits she had a tough time
with the math requirements of the curricu-
"That new math is something else," she
declared. "Back in the 1940s when I left
school, there wasn't any algebra. All we did
was add, subtract, multiply and divide. No-
body ever heard of X equals so and so!"
Mrs. Sluder struggled with the math and
often felt like giving up on it, but she perse-
"I prayed a lot," she said.
Mr. Sluder had to quit school at age 15 to
go to work to help support his family after
his father was injured in the coal mines of
West Virginia. He worked in a meat packing
plant and then enlisted in the Army. After
Glad to be graduates Larry and Jacqueline Sluder of Sanderson.
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
When asked if they regretted not getting
their GED diplomas sooner, they both say
they don't because things were different than
they are today.
"I had good jobs over the years and made
good money," said Ms. Sluder. "Back then,
you didn't need a high school diploma to
work anywhere. I first went to work at age 13
as, a. produce clerk at the-A&P grocery store
in Jacks6nville.'" .
Mrs. Sluder left school in the ninth grade to
marry her sweetheart when he returned from
WWII. Over the years she had a family and
worked in a variety of trades. She worked in
factories making cigars and boxes, ran a fish
market, worked for Cook Chemical making
REAL KILL pesticide and as a mail carrier.
She retired from Terminal Bag Company af-
ter 38V2 years.
I would like to express my profound thanks and appreciation for the hospitality, kind words and
advice you have shared with me over the past several months of my campaign. The invitations in
to your homes, the conversations on the phone and in the grocery stores have been an uplifting
When one watches the tragic events on the evening news and the never ending underhanded poli-
tics unfold throughout our country it can be disheartening and leave one uncertain of our country's
future. However, as I visited and conversed with you I was pleasantly surprised at the in-depth
questions and the attention given to my responses. The questions posed to me ranged from my
thoughts on imminent domain, home schooled children, growth impact and the unresolved issue
of the railroad crossing in Sanderson. With citizens asking these types of questions it left me with
a sense of relief that folks do care about our community and country as a whole. My representa-
tion will be as vast as the questions asked of me and not limited to just one or two issues. I will
aggressively fight for government lands to be accessible to all hunters and I will be just as aggres-
sive to insure that we as a community are well prepared, should a natural disaster occur.
In closing, I would like to say if you the citizens elect me as your County Commissioner, I will
represent you to the best of my ability. It is only reasonable for me to respond to your needs
regardless of the district in which we live.
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the service he
worked in a yeast
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in 1956. He also
worked at Ter-
minal Bag Com-
pany, racking up
41 years before
I started GED
classes, but got
before I could
Mr, Sluder. "I
was busy work-
ing and raising
a family when I
returned, but I
always wanted to
go back and get
met and married
in 1962. They of-
ten came out to
the Osceola For-
est to go hunting
and fishing, as
both loved being
the years helped
decide to move to Baker County. When they
both retired, they had the time and finally
made the decision to complete their educa-
"Now, I'm qualified to get a job, I guess,"
said Mrs. Sluder, with a laugh.
"I suppose I can go on to college now,"
adds Mr. Sluder.
The Sluders say they are very glad they
earned their diplomas and hope their exam-
ple is an incentive to younger people in the
community to finish their high school edu-
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Agencies meet twicefor hurricane preparation
Representatives from public service and emergency agencies met at the Emergency perattons Center in Macclenny
the afternoons of August 18-19 to coordinate efforts in the event Hurricane Fay dumps water and high winds as it
passes over northeast Florida, possibly on Thursday. One computer model had it over the area late Thursday as it
makes its way north and east up the Florida peninsula.
The donors: who isgivingwhatto whom?
(from page 1)
Miami Lakes, Fla. $250; Osceola Supply,
Midway, Fla. $500; Shortstein & Kelley,
Jacksonville $500; Christopher Gazes,
Glen $500; Gordon Morgan, Jackson-
ville $100; Wayne Dolittle, Jacksonville
$100;; Janet Smith, Jacksonville $500;
Robert S. Willis, Jacksonville $500;
Iron Workers union, Jacksonville $500;'
Anthony Berry P.A., Jacksonville $500;
Dale Yarbrough, Macclenny $500; J.
Ray Gatlin, Macclenny $500; Gerra
Gatlin, Macclenny $500; Blair Gatlin,
Macclenny $250; Avery Roberts, Lake
Butler $500; William Boughton, Mac-
clenny $500; Larry Payne Jr., Glen $500;
Diane Payne, Glen $500; Ray Odom,
Macclenny $500; Leon Connor, Mac-
clenny $500; Earthworks, Macclc.my
$500; Kimberly Flower, Atlantic Beach
$100; Jeffrey Cook, Jacksonville, $500;
Marcus Young, Macclenny, $500; Allen
West, Jacksonville $500; D.R. Justice
Investigations, Jacksonville $250; Fred
P. Connor, Glen $500; Alex Robinson,
Macclenny $250; P&R Electric, Mac-
clenny $250; Adrian Development,
Coral Gables, Fla. $500; John Kennedy,
Glen $500; Iron Workers union politi-
cal action committee, Washington D.C.
$500; Ziadeh Farhat, Jacksonville $500;
Kathryn Bishara, Jacksonville $500;
Law Offices of John S. Kalil, Jackson-
ville $500; N.S. Elias, Jacksonville $250;
Samaan Investments, Jacksonville $200;
Jubran Investments, Jacksonville $150;
Bbifie Slameh, JdckbnvillB $200; John
Rukab, Jacksonville $200; N.P. Rukab,
Jacksonville $100;.John Barry II1, Jack-
sonville $100; Helen Essa, Jacksonville
$100; Shooters of Jacksonville $100;
Omar Farah, Jacksonville $100; Buddy
Gasaleh Jacksonville $60; Eric Smith,
Jacksonville $100;Atel's Deli, Jackson-
ville $100; Ted R. Bateh, Jacksonville
$50; Issa Odeh, Jacksonville $75; Ed
Elias, Jacksonville $500; George Essa
Jacksonville $500; Plumbers union
Jacksonville $500; Iron Workers union
$500; Williams Communications, Tal-
lahassee $500; Duval Ford, Jacksonville \
$500; All American Bail Bonds, Jack-
sonville $500; Terry Yon & Associates,
Tallahassee $500; Miller Electric, Jack-
sonville $500; David Dearing, Orange
Park $500; Rahain, Watson, Dearing,
Moore P.A. $500;Accurate Control Inc.,
Ripon, Wise. $250; Dian Bruiinig, In-
diannapolis, Ind.; Corey Paterson, Tal-
Net worth: $150,000
Net worth $0
County Commission candi-
dates (Dist 1-Sanderson):
Republicans Michael Crews will
face-off in the August 26 primary to de-
termine who will run against Democrat
Phillip Jefferson in the general election
Net worth $116,000
Donors: Alex Robinson, Macclenny
$250; P&R Electric, Macclenny $250;
Larry and Diane Payne, Glen $500;
Charles and Gedone Prachar, Macclenny
$100; Raymond and Vivian Crews Sr.,
Macclenny $500; Neal O'Donnell, Glen
$50; Brittinie Crews, Glen $150; Eddie
Canady, Jr. $100; Republican Women of
Baker County, $100; Gina Gatlin, Mac-
Net worth $72,500
Donors: Danese Piping LLC, Jack-
sonville $300; Brinson Solutions Inc.,
Orange Park $500; Chalker Branch
Construction Inc., Sanderson $200.
Net worth $13,176
Net worth $380,000
Donors: Bill Krall, Macclenny $100;
Don Marshall, Macclenny $100; James
Wilkk, Macclenny $500; Ed Canady Jr.,
Macclenny $100; RickAtlinson, Orange
Pak $300; Sylvia Ferreira, Jacksonville
$50; Charles Pracher, Macclenny $100;
Republican Women of Baker County
Net worth $384,000
Donors: Nancy Watts, Land O
Lakes, Fla. $100; Frances Baker, Glen
$100; Melba Redmon, Macclenny $100;
Larraine Davis, Macclenny $100; Don-
na Yarbrough, Macclenny, $100; Janice
Bessinger, Glen $500; Lynne Fort, Jack-
sonville $300; David Davis, Macclenny
$250; Gerra Gatlin, Macclenny $500;
Ray Gatlin, Macclenny $500; Dale Yar-
brough, Macclenny $500.
Candidates running unopposed:
School board-Patricia Weeks
Net worth: $530,000
Clerk of Court Al Fraser
Net worth $1.31 million
Tax Collector Gene Harvey
Net worth $1.18 million
Elections Superv. Nita Crawford
Net worth $251,000
School board-Dwight Crews
Net worth $160,000
Property Appraiser Tim Sweat
Net worth $239,000
Co. Commissioner Mark Hartley
Net worth $189,000
Co. Commissioner Gordon Crews
Net worth $214,609
Bobby Hart of Baker County will
face Janet Adkins of Nassau County
in the Republican primary August 26.
Donors below are from Baker County
Donors: Old Nursery Plantation,
Macclenny $500; Landwood Devel-
opment Co., Macclenny $500; Long
-Branch Farms LLP, Macclenny $500;
Kathy Crews, Macclenny $50; Joey
Crews, Macclenny $50; Caitlin Crews,
Macclenny $50; Caleb Crews, Macclen-
ny $50; Helen Thrift, Glen $50; Faye
and Mike Wood, Glen $100; Yvonne
Hart, Macclenny $50; Brenda and Adam
Swisher, Macclenny $100; William A.
Harvey Jr., Sanderson $50; Francis Har-
vey, Sanderson $50; Bob Gerard, Mac-
clenny $50; Kelley Norman, Macclenny
$150; Sara Beth Gerard, Macclenny $50;
Dylan Gerard, Macclenny $50; Spencer
Gerard, Macclenny $50; Cheryl Hart,
Sanderson $50; Jonathan Hart, Sander-
son $50; Audrey Kennedy, Macclenny
$160; John D. Kennedy, Glen $500; Jana
L. Kennedy, Glen $100; Cassie Ken-
nedy, Glen $100; Brandi K. Jenks, Glen
$100; R.J. Jenks, Glen $100; Richard D.
Harvey, Macclenny $100; Polly Gore,
Macclenny $100; P&R Electric, Mac-
clenny $100; Gene Harvey, Sanderson
$500; Al Fraser, Glen $500; Jimmy Yar-
brough, Macclenny $500; Ray Odom,
Macclenny $200; Gerald Dopson, Mac-
clenny $300; Lue Bertha Harvey, Sand-
erson $100; David Long, Macclenny
$500; Barbara Cooper, Macclenny $50;'
Murray Richardson, Macclenny $250;
Eddie B. Canady, Macclenny $100;
.Thomas L. Barton, Glen $150; Herbert
0. Hicks, Glen $100.
Donors: William Krall, Macclenny
$ 100; Sue Leger-Krall, Macclenny
$100; Theresa Ferry, Macclenny $450;
Karen McCollum, Macclenny $150;
Magi Taber, Glen $500; Teresa S. Bec-
kum, Macclenny $50; Jolene Marshall,
Macclenny $50; Thomas Haddock,
Macclenny $50; Lane Alton, Macclenny
$50; Karen Doughert, Glen $50; Grover
Clardy, Macclenny $40; Billy J. Can-
non, Macclenny $100.
A complete list of donors for Ms.
Adkins and Mr. Hart along with any
other candidate for state office can be
found ,at http://election.dos.state.fl.us/
Creative crafs occupy 20
By Renee L. Gore
Baker County 4-H Agent
The 4-H Crafty Camper Day Camp was held at the Baker County
Agricultural Center the week of August 4-8. Twenty youths attending
the camp experienced a fun week of crafts, sewing, and gardening
The completed crafts included friendship bracelets, paper bag
scrapbooks, leather stamping, tie-dyed t-shirts, decorative birdhous-
es, and making silly putty and slime. Kathy Wymer-Lilly volunteered
teaching paper bag scrap booking, and Carol Nelson gave a lesson in
Sewing was a high- '.p *, ,...?
light of the week. Gail
for many years teach-
ing 4-H youth how to iR
sew. This year, Crafty
Campers chose their
material, cut out their V
patterns and sewed
shorts and pillows. Sa-
bre Gore showed how
to make fleece pillows
Baker County master
a container gardening
workshop for campers
and other youngsters.
They learned the ba- J
sics of planting and j
gardens to prepare for
entry into the county
fair horticulttyre exhibit
'to win ribbons and cash Camper Karly Richardson Making Slime!
prizes. Master gardener Photo by Cindy Tomas
volunteers included Pat
Collier, Cindy Jenkins,
Denise Melton, Debbie Clark and Mary Pregler.
For more information regarding Baker County 4-H contact Renee'
L. Gore, 4-H Agent at 904-259-3520, email firstname.lastname@example.org or on the
web at http://baker.ifas.ufl.edu
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THE OFFICE MART
110 South Fifth St. 259-3737
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2008-CP-0025
IN RE: The Estate of:
MARIE ANTOINETTE MERCEDES MILTON,
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of MARIE
ANTOINETTE MERCEDES MILTON, deceased, File
Number 02-2008-CP-0025, is pending in the Pro-
bate Court, Baker County, Florida, the address of
which is: 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny,
The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
All persons on whom this notice is served,
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative, venue, or jurisdiction of this court, are
required to file their objections with this court,
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF F T FIRST PUBLICATIONOFHIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OFA COPY OFTHIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent, and other per-
sons having claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice
is served, within three months after the date of
the first publication of this notice, must file their
claims with this court, WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
;* 1All other creditortsof- the decedent, and;per-
sons having claimsqrdeqrnandAs,igainstoecedent's
" estate must file their claims with-this codrf WITH-
IN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
The date of the first publication of this notice
is August 14, 2008.
FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., Esquire
Attorney for Personal Representative
445 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063
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CASE NO: 02-2008-CP-046
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PATEL a/k/a NARENDRA A. PATEL,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of NARENDRA-
KUMAR AMBALALBHAI PATEL, deceased, whose
date of death was.May 6, 2007, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Baker County, Rlorida, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which is 339 E. Macclenny
Ave., MacClenny, Florida 32063. The names and
addresses of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set forth be-
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims wi this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
Attorney for Personal Representative:
ROBERT N. MILLER, ESQ.
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LISTENING & COMMUNICATING- I will treat people with dignity and
respect. If it is important enough to be spoken, it is just as important for me to listen.
I will be the "people's commissioner," accessible, open and informative to the com-
munity with issues that directly affect the citizens and their property. I pledge that
will not make decisions based on personal emotions, I will not be divisive and I will
be open minded and fair.
FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE- I pledge to be a good steward of taxpayer dollars when
dispensing public funds, priorities should be in order and make certain not to misplace
the confidence of the citizens being served. With every dollar spent, there must be an
equal dollar's worth of service or goods
LEADERSHIP- Having the necessary leadership skills to lead people and get things
done in an efficient, legal and moral way.
VISION- Having the ability to plan for the future of this community and having the foresight
and judgement to make the right short term and long term decisions
COMMITMENT- First and foremost being there for the people of this county and
ensuring I'm devoted and willing to work for the best in our community.
TENACITY- Willing to stay focused and devoted to working until completion of the
many issues facing this county. Never giving up.
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James Heard, 59,
of Sanderson dies
James Heard Sr., 59, of Sand-
erson died Thursday, August 14,
2008. James was born in Sand-
erson to the late Peter and Clara
Heard on August 3, 1949. James
and his family moved to Roch-
ester, NY where he received his
formal education. He later grad-
uated from West High School
in Rochester. James believed in
working, he would often say to
his children, "Read and work
because when you get my age
you will be just fine."
Mr. Heard was employed for
23 years by Eastman Kodak in
Rochester, 14 years at Union
Correctional Institution and
Jacksonville International Air-
port for two years. He enjoyed
fishing, reading and watching
anything educational, especially
Jeopardy and Law and Order.
Survivors include loving and
devoted wife Tonya; children
James Heard Jr., Martin Heard
and Jason Heard, both of Roch-
ester; George (Santricia) Hill,'
Talia Hill, and India Hill, all of
Sanderson; brother Peter Heard
Jr.; two granddaughters; 13
nieces and nephews.
The funeral service for Mr.
Heard will be August 23 at noon
at Faith Bible Church in Sander-
son with Paster Videll Williams
Sr. officiating. Visitation will be
August 22 from 5:00-6:00 pin at
Combs Funeral Home in Lake
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Annie Hiers, 95,
dies August 14th
Annie Laurie Robinson Hiers,
95, of Jacksonville died Thurs-
day, August 14, 2008 at the Earl
B. Hadlow Hospice Community
Center in Jacksonville after a
brief illness. Mrs. Hiers worked
for the City of Jacksonville and
retired after 25 years of service.
She was a member of Wood-
lawn Baptist Church for many
years. Annie was preceded in
death by husband of 52 years,
Vernon Hiers, parents Thomas
and Mary Berta Robinson of
Jacksonville, brother Harrell
and his wife Elizabeth Robin-
son, brother James and his wife
Katherine Robinson, and niece
Foy Ann Robinson Blair.
Survivors include son 'Tmi
(Jennie) of Jacksonville; sisters-
in-law Ruth Hiers of Sandford,
Jimmie Hiers of Macclenny,
Rachel Hiers of Ormond Beach
and Bess Lux of Dowling Park;
two grandchildren; 13 nieces
and nephews; a number of great-
nieces and nephews.
The graveside service took
place on August 19 at 11:00 am
at Woodlawn Cemetery, with
Rev. John Buchheimer officiat-
ing. Arrangements were under
the direction of Guerry Funeral
The singles' ministry at the
Crusaders or Christ Church in
Sanderson will be having a yard
sale Saturday, August 23 from
8:00 am until 12:30 pm across
the street from Country Boy's
store in Glen St. Mary.
Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 PM.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500
-23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J. C. Lauramore Welcomes All
. First Assembly of God
Pastor Joshua, Ashley, Cohen
and Claire Potts
Sunday School 9:30 am. Sunday Worship 10:15 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 pm
Nursery providedfor all services.
Visit us online at www.macclennyag.com
th if'fth Street in Macclenny
Daryl Mobley, 55,.
Daryl Wayne Mobley Sr.,
55, of Macclenny died August
17, 2008. Mr. Mobley was born
in Macclenny to the late Wil-
liam and Anna Lois Davis Mo-
bley on June 26, 1953. He was
a life-long resident of Baker
County and graduated from
Baker County High School in
1972. Daryl loved to fish, hunt,
hang out with friends and fam-
ily, build things, cook out on the
BBQ and Florida State football.
He was predeceased by his wife
of 16 years, Theresa Diane New-
mans Mobley and his brother
Survivors include children
Daryl Wayne (Doree) Mob-
ley Jr., Eric Dewayne Mobley,
Gregory Shawn (Sanita) Mob-
ley; brother Leon Mobley; sis-
ters Joan Smith and Karen Mob-
ley; five grandchildren.
The funeral service will be
held on Friday, August 22, at
11:00 am at Christian Fellow-
ship Temple with pastors David
Thomas and Timmy Thomas of-
ficiating. Interment will follow
at Macedonia Cemetery. The
family will receive friends for
visitation on August 21, from
6:00-8:00 pm at V. Todd Fer-
reira Funeral Services. Memo-
rials may be made in his name
to American Enterprise Bank in
Tapley thank you
The family of Judy Tapley
expresses its heartfelt thanks
and gratitude for all of your
support, prayers and kindness
during the loss of our beloved
mother and grandmother. All
the flowers, cards, food and
encouraging words were very
appreciated. Our deepest appre-
ciation to Taylor Church, Pastor
Mark Woods and Jim Cox for a
beautiful service and sister Sha-
ron for the wonderful music. To
sister Angela Hollomon and The
Red Hat Ladies, thank you. for
everything. She loved you all,
and as she said, she loved her
church and "Yaw" were so good
You're invited to
Mt. Zion N C
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Guest Speaker: James Croft
Pastor Tim Cheshire
"I was glad when they said to
me, "Let us go into the house of
the Lord". Psalm 122:1
dies on August 8
Mazie E. Prevatt, 94, of Glen
St. Mary died on August 8, 2008
at Memorial Medical Center,
She was a life-long resident
of Glen and
ter of the
in death by
Prevatt and Ms. Prevatt
Betty Joan Prevatt.
She was a homemaker and
farmer who enjoyed cooking
and sewing. Mrs. Prevatt was'a
member of the Macclenny Prim-
itive Baptist Church.
She is survived by daugh-
ters Peggy (Sonny) Register of
Sanderson and Judy (Roger De-
witt) Harris of Glen; son Vernon
(Shirley) Prevatt of Glen and
daughter-in-law Ovedia Pre-
vatt of Sanderson; sister Allene
Griffis of Sanderson; ten grand-
children, 26 great-grandchildren
and 18 great-great-grandchil-
The funeral service for Mrs.
Prevatt was held on August 11
at 11:00 am at her church with
elders Mark Nunley and David
Crawford officiating. Interment
followed at Woodlawn Cem-
etery. Guerry Funeral Home of
Macclenny was in charge of ar-
Moniac Baptist Church in-
vites everyone to join in cel-
ebrating its Homecoming on
August 24. Guest speaker is
Herman Rios. There will be din-
ner on the grounds after the ser-
N ,Hope forthe' Comun'i y;
Five Churches Road
Hwy. 127 Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study 6:30 p.m.'
Videll W Williams -Pastor
121 North t 259-4461
Macclenny, FL 32063
250 North Lowder St., Macclenny 259-5700
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dies on August 17
Ronald L. Sweat, 61, of Mac-
clenny died August 17, 2008 at
home surrounded by his loving
family. Mr. Sweat loved God,
Sweat Mr. Sweat
the 146th Signal Battalion of the
Florida National Guard and was
a member of the Masons, Scot-
tish Rite and Shriners. He at-
tended the First Baptist Church
of Glen St. Mary, and was pre-
deceased by parents Joe L. and
Elizabeth Tapley Sweat and
brother Mac Sweat.
Survivors include his lov-
ing wife of 40 years, Vicki; son
Jason (Jennifer) Sweat; daugh-
ters Allison (Will) Elledge and
Amanda (Wesley) Nowlen; sis-
ter Virginia (Dave) Pettigrew;
mother-in-law Bonnie Shea
Kenyon; sister-in-law Donna
H. Sweat; uncle Rev. J. Marvin
Sweat; 12 grandchildren; many
relatives and friends.
The funeral service was held
Wednesday, August 20, at 11:00
am at his church with Pastor
Randy Williams officiating. In
lieu of flowers, memorials can be
made to the First Baptist Church
of Glen St. Mary building fund.
The arrangements were under
the direction of V. Todd Ferreira
Tiffany Gail Christy, 20, died
unexpectedly on Saturday, Au-
gust 16, 2008. She was born
in Lake City and lived in Mac-
of her life.
in death by
vors in- Ms. Christy
er and step-father Rene Jordan
and Brent Davis; father Steven
Christy; son Hunter Robinson;
daughter Payton Robinson; sis-
ters Katlin and Casey Sigers;
grandmothers Judy Hulett and
The funeral service was held
at 11:00 am Tuesday, August 19
at the Sanderson Congregational
Holiness Church with burial in
Turner Cemetery. Pastor Oral
Lyons officiated. Arrangements
were under the direction of Gid-
dens-Reed Funeral Home, Bald-
First Baptist Church
CR 229 S., Sanderson FL
Sunday School ....... 10:00 am
Sun. Morning Worship. 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship .. 6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study.. 7:00 pni
Pastor Bob Christmas
C vary Baptist Church
Sunday School 1 a'
Preaching Service o.i:
Sunday Niht Service Oopmi
523 North Boulevard W.
Four blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclenny
Pastor Donnie E. Williams ** 259-4529
270 North US Highway 301
Locally Owned & Operated
in the Glen
S ANGLICAN CHURCH
.9:00 am Sunday School 7: p
10:00 am Sunday Worship & I .y "^
Holy Communion o iy
(904) 259-6689 ~ Glen St. Mary, Florida
/I mrle Solait Ii I- ii ( Cn CR /25. r.ght on NiVurscr o Road i the
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Senior Pastor Independent Pentecostal Church Assodate P"
David Thomas Tim Thorm
2594940 Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny 259-457
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Service 7:00 pm
Radio WJXR 92.1 Sunday 9:15 am
Sunday School 10:00 am
Common Ground Sunday 11:00 am
Common Ground Wed. (Teens) 7:00 pm
God Kids Sunday 11:00 am
God Kids Wednesday 7:00 pm Youth Past,
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, August 21, 2008 Page 9
Alta Venhaus, 79,
dies August 15th
Mrs. Alta Mae Griffis Ven-
haus, 79, of Jacksonville died
peacefully on August 15 at Bap-
tist Medical Center after an ex-
tended illness. She was born in
Raiford, to James and Frances
Griffis, and retired from North-
east Florida State Hospital in
Macclenny. She attended Union
County High School.
Mrs. Venhaus was preceded
in death by husband Herbert
Venhaus; sisters Edith Griffis,
Estelle Griffis and Betty Griffis
Cannady; brothers Lonzie
Griffis, R.L. Griffis and Billy
Survivors include daughters
Diane Ferraiolo, Joan (Allan)
Travis, Peggy (Paul) Cook; son
Charles Lee; sisters Geneva
Whitehead, Jeanette Green and
Dixie (Bill) Lyons; brothers
Doyle and Bobby Griffis; be-
loved daughter-in-law Marivic
Orcino; eight grandchildren and
The funeral service was held
August 17 at 2:00 PM in the
chapel of Archer Funeral Home
of Lake Butler with Rev. Ran-
dall Griffis officiating. Burial
followed at Sapp Cemetery.
George William Whritenour,
73, of Glen St. Mary diedAugust
11, 2008 at Ed Fraser Memorial
. Hospital. George was a resident
of Baker County since 2004 af-
ter moving from New Jersey. He
was known as a very kind.and
Good person, he loved animals,
especially cats and dogs, and
enjoyed walking. George will
be deeply missed by his loving
Friend of 14 years, Barbara Rev-
ell of Glen St. Mary.
There will be a private me-
Smorial service at a later date in
:,New Jersey. Arrangements are
under the direction of V. Todd
Ferreira Funeral Services.
In Loving Memory
Robert Karry "Bobby"
"I was in my early forties, with
a lot of life before me."
When God called my Bubba
home, two years of the sad-
dest, heartbreaking years have
come and gone. I know the tear
room in Heaven is overflowing.
Words can't say how much your
beautiful smile, loving and car-
ing son, brother, uncle and fa-
ther are missed. Our hearts say
it all as we are trying to cope,
accept, heal and stay strong. I
lost my best friend, as no one
could ever replace you. I know
you sent me Jason, the fabulous
man I married. He didn't know
you personally but he knew
of you, that mentor you are.
Always a winner. No farewell
words were spoken, no time to
say good bye. You were gone
before we knew it and only God
knows why. Terrific memories I
will always have. I love you.
KAREN BALKCOM JAGER
In Loving Memory
Retha Mae Moates
It's been a year since the day
you went home, each one of
us felt so sad and alone. We
knew it was time we had to say
good-bye. Your soft, sweet voice
saying, "Please don't cry."
Our hearts were breaking as
we held your hand, and you
climbed those stairs to the
Promised Land. It was so hard
to say our last good-byes, but
it eased our pain to see God
through your eyes.
It's been really tough at times
through this year. Looking back
on that day still brings a tear.
Then, as if sent as a gift from
above, precious memories re-
mind us of your special love.
The love you gave to us and to
so many more, the ways you
showed us how to love and trust
our Lord. The way it made you
so happy and made you smile
for your loved ones to stay and
You taught us that it's the little
things that count, Jesus, your
family, friends and helping each
other out. We miss you and your
laughter so much everyday,
there are so many things we
still want to say.
In our hearts is a love that will
never go away. We know that
we'll be together again one day.
As you always said to us when
,jit was time to go, "I love you, Ii
more than you know"., i
YOUR LOVING FAMILY
Youth fund raiser
SThe Dinkins Youth group
will be selling chicken and rice
dinners on Saturday, August 23
from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the
Masonic Lodge in Sanderson
on US 90. Call 566-7739 to
place an order. We will deliver
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
The family of Mazie Prevatt
would like to thank everyone
who said a prayer, came to visit,
sent flowers and prepared food
in this time of sorrow.
A special thank you to all the
family members who stayed
with our loved one at the hos-
pital and nursing home, never
leaving her alone. To the nurses
who cared for her at the hospital
and Macclenny Nursing and Re-
hab, to the Macclenny Fire and
Rescue for the numerous times
she had to be transferred to the
hospital and nursing home.
A very special thank you
to Elder David Crawford, El-
der Mark Nunley, Elder Gor-
den Smith, and the Macclenny
Primitive Baptist Church for the
beautiful service and the won-
derful meal provided after the
service. To Brian Guerry at Bill
Guerry Funeral Home who was
so kind, considerate and helpful
and to Sheriff Joey Dobson and
his staff. May God Bless you
VERNON PREVATT AND FAMILY
PEGGY REGISTER AND FAMILY
JUDY HARRIS AND FAMILY
OVEDIA PREVATT AND FAMILY
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Sunday School 10:00 am
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Evening Prayer Ser. 7:30 pm
Pastor: Oral E. Lyons
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
Sam F. Kitching
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
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First Baptist Church
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"A Beacon to Sunday School 9:45 AM
Baker County" Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
S Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM
Dr. Randy Williams, Senior Pastor
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, August 21, 2008 Page 10
Mental health clinic accreditation
BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Northeast Florida State
Hospital's Community Be-
havioral Healthcare Services
division recently achieved
something it has sought for
the last seven years a
stamp of approval from the
Commission on Accreditation
for Rehabilitation Facilities or
had theirs for
a very long
they are an
cy," said To- KosomaM
manager of Community Be-
havioral Healthcare Services
(CBHS) here in Baker Coun-
CBHS received CARF's
three-year accreditation the
longest term offered by the or-
ganization June 1 follow-
ing.what Ms. Branch called "a
rigorous peer-review process
on site to evaluate quality of
Although a division of
the state mental hospital in
Macclenny, CBHS does not
provide long-term, residen-
tial psychiatric treatment to
patients originating outside
Rather, the facility head-
quartered just east of the
health,department at 84. W,
Lowder St. offers short-term,
out-patient crisis manage-
ment or stabilization care
specifically to local residents,
or those who happen tb be in
Baker County when in need
of mental health services.
Its crisis intervention pro-
gram offers services 24 hours
a day, 356 days a year and is
only one of five programs ac-
credited by CARF at CBHS.
Crisis intervention patients,
for example, can be those tak-
Ms. Branch said of the new
status for her agency. "It de-
notes a high-level of care... It
was a lot of work and prep
that went into it, and that will
continue to keep it."
Preparation for the accredi-
tation took years and included
developing operating stan-
dards and practices that were
constantly revised along with
fice, are surveyed or inter-
"We had to meet, if not ex-
ceed, most of the standards in
the manual to become accred-
ited," Ms. Branch said.
The process also cost about
$7800 to pay for the survey-
ors, plus another much smaller
fee to simply sumbit an appli-
cation seeking accreditation,
Ms. Branch said.
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PHOTO JOEL ADDINGTON
en into custody involuntarily
under the state's Baker Act
after being deemed harmful
to themselves or others.
"We help manage their
symptoms so they don't need
long-term care," said Ms.
Branch. "We help decrease
their impairment so they can
function in the community, at
school and at work."
CBHS's nine employees
served about 400 patients
during the last year and ex-
pect the need to increase as
the county grows.
Since the facility opened in
March 2001, CERF accredita-
tion has been a major goal.
Ms. Branch said CBHS's
contract with the state re-
quires the division to either
have the accreditation 6r be
"It's a quality standard,"
"We have more than 75
different performance mea-
sures every month on all our
programs to monitor the type
of care we're giving, and our
patient and staff satisfac-
tion," explained Ms. Branch.
"Essentially you're creating
a dashboard for your agency.
We've been tweaking that pro-
cess for many, many years."
And once policies and pro-
cedures are finalized, they're
practiced for six months be-
fore CERF surveyors conduct
the accreditation evaluation.
Surveyors from other
visit the site with a 300-page
manual of standards. Patients,
staff, and others from refer-
ring agencies like Ed Frijser
Memorial Hospital and the
Baker County"Sheriff's Of-
CBHS is ac-
credited, it must
status by sub-
with CARF stan-
has also applied
for the ability to
its services are
to Medicaid pa-
tients and the in-
next month we
hope to be a
vider for men-
tal care," Ms.
Branch said, adding the next
goal will be to provide care
for patients with private insur-
Also on the horizon is fill-
ing two vacancies at the CBHS
office for mental health coun-
selors, one of which will be
what's known -as a "forensic
Last April, CBHS contract-
ed with the state for forensic
services, which typically en-
tails working with criminal
defendants not competent to
stand trail, or even understand
the legal system itself.
"It's competency restora-
tion and educating them on
the court process and under-
standing their charges," said
Ms. Branch. "But we haven't
been able to provide that yet."
active August 12, 2008,
office of 4/7
Dr. Robert L. Phillips,
is at a new location
The new Macclenny location
is 534 S. 5th Street
(next to Dr. MIeg Romeo's office)
Call 259-6797 for an appointment
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More vigilance on sex offenders
The Baker County Sheriff's Office earlier this month stepped up
its vigilance on the 43 convicted sex offenders and five sexual preda-
tors currently residing in the county.
The policy in effect August 5 increases the number of "face-to-
face" visits that will be made on an annual basis to the residences of
the offenders who live in nearly all areas of the county..
Police are required to check up on sex offenders already, a pro-
vision of the Jessica Lunsford Act
passed in 2005. Predators, those
convicted of more serious crimes
like having sex with children under
12, are required to report four times
a year for fingerprinting. Police
also re-take their mug shots twice
annually to keep up with changes in
Sex offenders convicted of less
serious offenses are required to
report twice annually.
Under the new policy, county
deputies will drop by the homes
of both predators and offenders' an
additional six times a year.
"We want to look them in the
face and see for ourselves that they
haven't changed their appearance
and make sure they're living at the
addresses where they are supposed
to be," said Sheriff Joey Dobson this week.
The new policy follows by several months the arrest of Melvin L.
Ostrander, 27, of Sanderson for multiple molestation of a 15-year-
old Glen St. Mary girl starting in January of this year. Mr. Ostrander,
a sex offender stemming from a Michigan case, was arrested in May
and remains in custody.
He, along with all others living in Baker County, is listed on the
Florida Department of Law Enforcement website. The victim's par-
ents, acquaintances of Mr. Ostrander, told police they were unaware.
of his offender status.
Both classes of offenders must report any change of residence or
risk being sent back to prison,
and terms of their release rou-
tinely require them to be closely
tracked. Some are under house
Sheriff Dobson said the depart-
ment's sex crimes investigator
Brad Dougherty was charged
with making occasional visits to
addresses to insure compliance.
Now the main burden will shift to
"We think it's smart to stay
ahead 'of potential problems and
the best way is to step up the veri-
fication process," said the sheriff.
"After the Ostrander case, we see
how these people can re-offend."
The Lunsford Act, also known
as Jessica's Law, was passed in
the wake of her brutal rape and
murder by a convicted sex offender in 2005 in central Florida.
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Landan Isaac Baxter
Madison and Loghan are
proud to announce the birth
of their brother Landan Isaac
Baxter July 27, 2008. Landan
was born, at Baptist Medical
Center and weighed 5 lbs. 15
oz. and was 1834 inches long.
Parents are Justin and
Tasha Baxter of Macclenny.
Grandparents are Tina and
Harold Sharp of Macclenny and
Doff and Mary Lyons of Glen
McKinley Judd Rewis
Chuck and Callie Rewis
of Moniac, Ga. are pleased
to announce the birth of son
McKinley Judd Rewis. He was
born July 25, 2008 at Baptist
Medical Center. He was 8 lbs. 2
oz. and 201 inches long.
McKinley joins siblings
Lane and Ty. Grandparents are
Calvin and Jeannie Edwards
and Lawson and Cookie Rewis
of Moniac. Great-grandfather is
Charles McCook of Taylor.
Reunion September l
The annual Bart and Emma
Dowling Crawford reunion will
be September 1 at the home of
J.L. and Annie Ruth Burnsed.
The address is 10846 Burnsed-
Crawford Rd.,'Glen St. Mary.
Lunch will be at 1:00 pm. Bring
a picnic lunch and join us.
All family and friends are
invited. Call 904-259-6684 for
Mr. and Mrs. E.W (Jr.) Crockett
Mr. and Mrs. E.W. (Jr.)
Crockett of Valdosta, Ga. will
celebrate their 70th wedding
anniversary August 21, 2008.
They were married in 1938 in
Mr. Crockett's father was Dr.
E.W. Crockett of Macclenny
and Mrs. Crockett's parents
were Mr. and Mrs. L. Keen
of Jacksonville. Their two
deceased sons are Ed Wray
Crockettt III and David Keen
Crockett. They have two grand-
Trey and Amaretta Sollicito
of Macclenny are proud to
announce the birth of daughter
Jessica Erin Sollicito on July 28,
2008 at Shands in Jacksonville.
She was 7 lbs. 15.3 oz. and 21
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Donald Ray Raulerson
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Raulerson of Jacksonville are
proud to announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Vicki
Lynn Raulerson to Justin Ray
Bullard of Callahan. Justin
is the son of Ray Bullard of
Callahan and Joy LaWarre of
Vicki is a 2003 Baker County
High School graduate and 2008
FCCJ nursing program gradu-
ate. She recently received her
state certification as a regis-
tered nurse and plans a career at
Baptist Medical Center.
Justin is a 2002 West Nassau
High School graduate and a
2004 FCCJ fire academy gradu-
ate. He is employed with Clay
County Fire and Rescue as a
The wedding is planned for
The O'Neal family expresses
its gratitude to the businesses
and individuals who donated
items to benefit their son, Wayne
Our thanks to the following
for their gracious gifts: Winn-
Dixie, DD Sports Grill, Woody's
BBQ, Gentleman Josie Davis
(CDs), Wal-Mart, Tire Kingdom
of Orange Park, Taylor'd BBQ,
Ellianos Coffee, Pier 6, Dol-
lar Tree, June's Diner of Mari-
etta, Toots Restaurant (Bald-
win), Bonnie Cooper (massage
therapist), Papa Sean's Pizza
(Baldwin), Sandy Still (baked
goods), Still Bell (oil change),
Ralph Kinser (bluegrass CDs),
JHarey: Repee Branqh,3 B.al
win Chief of Police (Coconut
pies),. Everybody's Restaurant
(Baldwin), Hillbilly Woodshop,
Rendell Comer and to the in-
dividuals who worked to make
this possible. Thank you to all
who contributed at the gate, pur-
chased raffle tickets and worked
so hard. God bless each and ev-
eryone for your generosity.
We would like to thank
everyone in the community,
friends and family, for all of
your thoughts, prayers, cards
and flowers through my recent
stay in the hospital. I am recov-
ering at home and getting
stronger every day. I am liv-
ing proof that God is still alive
and answering prayers. Thanks
TRICIA CREWS AND FAMILY
Alternative School Director John Staples serves Westside Elementa-
ry's third-grade teacher Scott Wendel at this year's teacher apprecia-
tion luncheon sponsored by Baker County Schools Superintendent
Paula Barton August 15. The annual event has become a tradition
under Ms. Barton's leadership for the last 12 years. School district
employees served lunch to a long line of teachers that circled through
the entire Baker County High School cafeteria, out the door and into
-the parking lot. The teacher appreciation luncheon is typically held
on the last weekday before students arrive for the new school year.
Teachers reported back to work a week earlier on August 11.
Daniel B. Barrington
Finishes AF basic
Air Force Airman Daniel B.
Barrington graduated recently
from six weeks of basic military
training at Lackland Air Force
Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Airman Barrington is the son
of Tim Barrington of Macclenny
and a 2007 graduate of Baker
County High School,
Christopher Miles Hodges
celebrates his 1st birthday
August 24, 2008.
Christopher is the son of
Lacey Walker & Justin Hodges
and the grandson of Connie Walker
and Gary & Debbie Hodges
A Mother holds her children's hand
awhile, then encourages them to
spread their wings and fly, but holds
their love close to her heart forever.
We all love you very much. We thank
God for you.
Love, Your family
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Center Thomas Braddy hikes to quarterback Darvin Ruise during the August 15 scrimmage.
PHOTO CHUCK NICHOLS
Offense still has some catching
up to do after scrimmage game
BY BOB GERARD "We have a ton of new players on offense," said
Press Staff Coach Johns. "Three of our backs and three on our
The Wildcats had their first public scrimmage offensive line are new."
August 15 under tough conditions. The team Johns could tell from watching the scrimmage
was coming off a bad bout of stomach virus that that this was one of those rare years where a spring
had forced them to return early from camp and it jamboree might have helped the team by exposing
showed on the field. them to game speed and if nothing more than giv-
"I really admire our kids for fighting through ing them someone else to hit.
that," said Head Coach Bobby Johns. "We didn't He's pleased with the progress the defense has
have a great practice Friday night, and some of the been making and hopes that will be enough to get
kids were still sick on Monday." them through the first few games until the offense
SThey were weakened by a virus that struck down is able to catch up.
both-playersand coaches (see related story). The "I thinkour defense is good enough to hold us in
condition of the players made it a little more dif- theseearly games,'7rsaid Mr Johns: "Butit's always
ficult for Mr. Johns and his coaches to accurately a dog fight when you're playing Union and Brad-
evaluate individual progress. Some things were ford. The Bradford game is a rivalry where you
clear, however, can throw record and everything out the window.
The offense is trailing the defense in being ready Luckily it's at home."
for the start of the season. This is a change from The Cats did get the luck of the draw with three
last year, when the senior-led offense was in better of the first four games being at home.
shape than the defensive unit. Mr. Johns is convinced that with a couple of
Part of the reason is that players are still learn- games under their belts the Cats will find their of-
ing a new offensive package that they've instituted fensive punch.
this year, and part is simply trying to fill all the Just so long as they aren't attacked by any more
holes left by graduation. mystery germs.
Volleyball team expects
The Wildcat volleyball team
has been hard at work these past
few weeks getting ready for the
start of their season Aug. 30 in
Fernandina Beach. Coach Chris
Armoreda is excited about the
team's prospects, but knows that
he has a lot of holes to fill.
Armoreda has three return-
ing starters on the team and has
moved up a half dozen players
from last year's junior varsity
BCHS will look for offense
from senior Ashley Holton.
Holton is a strong spiker of the
ball with plenty of experience
and game toughness.
Armoreda will also be rely-
ing on returners Ashley Curry
and Tina Fraze to help power the
offense and steady the defense.
Armoreda has some tough
competition in the district but is
confident that his team can per-
"The teams to beat in our dis-
trict are Santa Fe, Middleburg,
Ridgeview and Clay," said Ar-
moreda. "All of these teams are
beatable. We want a district title
and none of the teams in our dis-
trict will push us over."
The junior varsity also has a
lot of rebuilding to do with so
many of Coach Vanessa Rob-
erts' team moving up to the var-
sity. But Roberts is pleased with
the players she has on the court.
"We've got some good set-
ters and spikers and finally are
starting to get some height," said
The JV had an influx of good
young freshman coming over
from the BCMS Bobcat pro-
Look out next week for an
in depth preview of this year's
Lady Wildcat Volleyball team.
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for a classified ad
and don't have
the paper handy?
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, August 21, 2008 Page 12
SJTIMEr ByJoey Shook
As August fades away, outdoor enthusiasts enter a phase of transition. The
new school year has started, so family time outdoors is limited to week-
ends and progressively shorter evenings. September brings the promise
of more moderate weather conditions. Tropical activity notwithstanding
(I.E.: Fay and her yet unborn siblings), it's a great time of year to enjoy the
There are still fish to be caught, camping and RV trips to take, trails to ride and hike and waters to
So why is it that so many of us can only think about deer hunting?
Why is there air?
The answers are equally obvious as well as abstract.
When many of our fellow hunters left for South Carolina last week, those of us who didn't go were a
little envious. The anticipation of our chosen seasons was piqued. We're thinking about venison reci-
pes. We are paying more attention to food plots and feeders. We pass up a chance to go fishing in order
to go set out game cameras and do some scouting. Our inventories of camouflage and gear are being
Archers have long been honing their skills.
Bow hunting season begins in Georgia on September 13 and
starts locally on September 20. That's right around the comer.
The advent of that season is significant to non-archers as well
because we know that dog training, crossbow, muzzleloading
and the general gun seasons are soon to follow.
Even as many area hunters await the opening of Florida's
and nearby states' deer seasons, some are planning trips to
distant northern destinations to hunt the much heavier and
bigger racked whitetail deer found in colder climates.
Local bow hunters Marcus "Buffy" Mallory, Billy "Deuc-
ey" Chauncey, John Clark and Mike Walker are planning a
trip to a lodge near Peoria, Illinois the first week in Novem-
ber. Buffy, Billy and John, along with John Milton Claik,
hunted the same property last year and everyone killed
deer. John took an eight point and John Milton harvested a
big doe. Billy and Buffy shared bragging rights by collect-
ing the trophy bucks pictured here.
Buffy tagged his massive 275-pound eight-point from a
ground blind on the second evening there. But for a bro-
Bly Chau'-i) ken-off tine, it would have been a nine-point. The deer
stepped out at a spot that Buffy had already ranged,at 50 yards. His
70-pound draw weight Bowtech Guardian placed a Trophy Ridge Rocket Sidewinder broadhead-tipped
arrow right behind the deer's shoulder. He had shot through a barbed wire fence that he didn't realize
was there. Luckily the arrow passed between strands and was not deflected.
Billy had to wait four days for the opportunity to skewer his 210-pound
ten-point. The rack featured an impressive 21-
inch inside spread. He andBuffy were sitting -
opposite ends of an 80-acre field. Three goose
hunters were in pits with their dog in the mid-
dle of the field and had shot several geese, one
of which was wounded and had to be chased
past Billy's stand before being shot again. At
best, the prospect of seeing deer was less than
But amazingly, right after the goose hunters
packed up and left the field, the big buck ap-
peared about 70-yards from Buffy. He turned
and headed toward Billy, who due to the ter-
rain couldn't seethe deer' until h&e'topped
and made a scrape. He then walked to within
range of Billy's Matthews' Switchback bow
and presented a perfect broadside shot for the
Wasp Jackhammer broadhead that awaited
As always, Time Out(doors) welcomes reader Buffy Mallory
input. Tell me about any interesting outdoor
related activities at (904) 655-5073 or email@example.com.
S gWoman HighJumps 3'11" at
Local High School Track
BEXAR COUNTY-After using Thera-Gesic' on
her aching thighs, 49 year old Mary Ann W. says
she caught olympic fever and easily soared o-ver the
bar. When asked who witnessed the feat, she
'-I e 'painlessly replied, "None of your dang
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1997 Volkswagon Jetta, 4 cylinder au- Looking for a qualified trailer/chas-
tomatic, 32-35 mpg, $1700 OBO. 653- sis mechanic with minimum one year
1656. 8/21c experience. Please contact Chris 904-
S 219-6329, or Mark 219-2242.
Professional resume writing and .re-
sume distribution services now only
$49.95. Call today for your new resume.
Babysitting in my home, all ages 6:00
am until ? Monday-Friday near 125 &
127. 838-2287. 8/14-8/28p
Need hunting club members, still hunt.
Call 259-3580 cell 327-6433. 8/21p
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/lOtfc
Art and music lessons in Macclenny
for elementary through middle school
students. Instruction in piano, guitar,
violin, cello and bass. 904-653-1737.
Christian childcare, my home Monday
Friday, 6 am-6 pm, 22 years experi-
ence, registered, hot meals/snacks.
Hills of Glen. Cathy Thomas 259-3678.
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
Male and female AKC Yorkies, $650,
parents on premises. 259-6545. 8/21p
STaco Bell Chihuahuas, short hair, small,
four males, parents present, health cer-
tificates, $200-$275.. 259-8188. 8/21p
Miniature male dachshunds, two red
S$250, one piebald $350, health certifi-:
',/.ates. 803-8535. "' '. l :' 8'1p,
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paid in advance, and be in our office
no later than 4:00 pm the Monday
preceding publication, unless other-
wise arranged in advance. Ads can
be mailed provided they are accom-
panied by payment and instructions.
They should be mailed to: Classified
Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O.
Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We
cannot assume responsibility for
accuracy of ads or notices given over
the telephone. Liability for errors in all
advertising will be limited to the first
publication only. If after that time, the
ad continues to run without notifica-
tion of error by the person or agency
for whom it was published, then that
party assumes full payment respon-
sibility. The Baker County Press
reserves the right to refuse advertis-
ing or any other material which in
the opinion of the publisher does not
meet standards of publication.
Memory foam mattress and foundation
$200: Call 259-2927. 8/21 p
Bunk beds, heavy duty $35 set, mat-
tresses and springs $25 set, two com-
puter tables $10 each. Andy 904-923-
16" styled 5 bolt alloy wheels with
P275/60 Cobra GT radial tires with hubs
and locks, $300 OBO. 266-0058.
2001 Keystone Cougar 5th wheel,
29' double slide, excellent condition,
$13,900. 838-0035 .. 7/24tfc
....Mahogany secretary, 'beautiful piece,,.&
"excellent. condition. Southern Chiarm
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half round
foyer console. All pieces are mahogany
wood. Southern Charm. 259-4140.
TV's, Sanyo 20", Sears 19" $35 each,
stainless steel rangehood $45, white
Magic Chef cooktop and built in oven,
JenAir downdraft cooktop with grill
$100, white pedestal sink with faucets
$45. 259-1947 or 571-2636. 8/21p
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
GE Spectra, electric, ceramic top stove
$250, assorted washers and dryers $99
and up, all in excellent condition. Baker
Guns and Gold Pawn. 259-7800 8/21 p
1972 Space Craft fiberglass 24' out-
board motor boat and trailer for sale as
is for $750. Please call 904-626-8424.
Hospital bed $250, five P225/60/R16
tires for $100. Call 904-371-0584.
Fresh green peanuts, $37 per bushel,
hand picked, washed and graded. Tru-
luck Farms, pick up in Macclenny. 259-
Fruhauf semi storage trailer, barn type
doors, 40' long, 8 wide, 13'6" high. In-
terior 92" wide, 8'10" high. Dry interior,
$900. 945-3626. 8/14-8/21p
Impex Multi-Station home gym for sale,
two weight stations with cable weights
on each side. A full body workout for
$300. Call 370-0766. 8/21-8/28p
1984 Stryker fiberglass bass boat, 89',
90 horsepower Yamaha motor. New
items include: 55 lb. thrust MinnKota,
carpet, tail lights, live well aerator, bilge
pump, prop, jack coupler, gas tank and
line. Just spent over $450 on a new en-
gine brain-box. This boat is an absolute
steal, $2500 OBO. 259-8929 anytime.
15,000 BTU window AC, 2'years old,
excellent condition $200 OBO. 248-
1194 or 259-4494. 8/21 p,
1991 Toyota Camry, 4 cylinder auto-
matic, A/C, 35 mpg, $1700 OBO. 904-
591-2916. 8/21 c
2003 Chevy Silverado extended cab,
Z71 4x4, 146,000 miles $10,500 OBO.
1998 Chevy Lumina, four door, around
50,000 on engine and transmission,
cold air. 571-0913. 8/21p
1997 Toyota T100 4-wheel drive SR5,
V6, loaded, $7900 OBO. 904-591-
2916. 8/21 c
2000 Honda Shadow motorcycle, black
and silver $2500. Call 352-258-9485.
VPK teacher needed for four year old
class. Must have CDA. Apply in person
to Westside Nursery Preschool, or call
RN needed 7:00 am-7:00 pm day
shift, every other weekend. Must pass
FDLE background. Apply in person at
Macclenny Nursing and Rehab. Ask for
Notice to Readers
All real estate advertising in this newspaper is
subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes
it illegal to advertise "any preference, limita-
tion or discrimination based on race, color,
religion, sex, handicap, familiar status or
national origin, or an intention, to make any
such preference, limitation 6r discrimina-
tion." Familial.status includes children under
the age of 18 living with parents or legal cus-
todians, pregnant women and people secur-
ing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly accept
any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal oppor-
tunity basis. To complain of discrimination,
call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll
free telephone number for the impaired is
Must sell 4 BR, 2 BA brick home with
pool on i acre lot in city limits of
Macclenny. $118,000. 259-8662 or
Baldwin, 4 BR 2 BA 1876 SF, .33 acres.
Nice location, close to park and schools.
Call 904-553-5996. 8/7-8/28p
New 1578 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA, deluxe kitchen
appliances, island, lots of cabinets, for-
'mal dining and rlo'reon .5 shaded acr-s !
on the St. ,lMarys' River! was $135,000
reduced to $120,000. 904-259-8028.
3 BR, 2 BA owner financing, large front
porch, hardwood floors, tile and carpet.
Septic tank and well; double garage on
acre lot with trees, close to shopping,
schools, interstate. Phone 607-0559 or
237-6902. 8/21 p
1997 40x24 doublewide Redmond
mobile home, 2 BR, 2 BA, one acre, new,
4" well, septic tank and drainfield, one
mile north of Glen, shown by appoint-
ment only, $79,000 firm. 259-6546 day
or 219-2842 evening. 7/24tfc
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). 3/10tfc
Need cash? Have land? Sell your land
to me for cash, I will lease back to you,
you can buy back when ready. 904-219-
, if you
Designed for compact living
want an open compact home,
build it on your lot. Call 1-8
3132. License #FLCRC-057112
Own land? Use the equity. Y
equity can be your down payme
building. Ask how. Call 1-8
3132. License #FLCRC-057112
2.89 acres in Macclenny II subdivision,
Unit III, on cul-de-sac, partially cleared
$130,000. 613-7759 or 610-9974.
9.39 acres 1 mile north of Sanderson
on CR 229. $103,500. Owner financing
available. 904-813-1580. 1/10tfc
Residential lot 108'x290' on Estate
Street at entrance to Macclenny II,
$59,900. 904-219-0480. 7/24tfc
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A YARD SALES
Thursday and Friday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm, 405 Linda
"TAG 1 Street. Lots of stuff.
i Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 8:00 am-?,
S 13591 E. Tallpine Road off Lowder. Tools, generator,
furniture, etc. Moving sale, all must go.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00,am-?, 11427 CR 127, three miles north
of CR 127 in Sanderson on right. Clothing, patio furniture, tires and
more. Weather permitting.
Friday and Saturday, passed Badcock's toward 1-10, Jule Road, first
road on left, Covington house. Antiques, unusual items, fishing gear,
Saturday, 9:00 am-2:00 pm, 23A North, approximately four miles on
Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, old Sanderson Post Office, 9163 CR 229.
Clothing, toys, bedding, furniture and lots more.
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, Macclenny II, 4704 Dogwood. Junior, girls
and boys name brand clothes, furniture, king waterbed with drawers,
household, lots more.
Saturday, 9:00 am-? 10824 St. Mary's Circle West. 259-7028. Toys,
mattresses, baby items, girls bedroom set, wooden swing set with
swings, trampoline, micro-suede love seat, Dodge pick up, free small
male dog, plus much more. Biggest yard sale of the summer. No
Saturday 8:00 am ? 49 E. Stansell beside Macclenny Church of
God. Girls clothes 6 months 3T, lots of other stuff. Three family
Saturday 8:00 am-noon, Macclenny II subdivision, 4556 Raintree
Drive. Lots of men's, ladies, teen girl clothing, computer monitor,
scanner, king size pillow-top mattress, golf clubs, fishing rods, and
lots of misc. items.
140 acres, one mile road frontage
$6000 per acre. 904-259-8028.
4 BR, 2 BA brick home with 1876 SF
heated on /2 acre in Macclenny, all elec-
tric appliances, $210,000. 813-1580
2.18 acres in heart of Glen St. Mary,,
S.,lqse,,t s schools and,tennis.,lortpA .,.
b:nji pbi4e homes O.K. $69 900,904-21?,,,
S0480. K ...6 7024tfc
4 BR, 2V2 BA, all brick home on one
acre, large detached garage, over 3000
SF, hardwood floors throughout. Large
separate dining room, built-in enter-
tainment center, large front and back
porches. Nicely landscaped. 591-0261
or 259-6244. 8/21-8/28p
4/2/2 with huge great room 1682 sf
with designer kitchen, covered rear
porch, high ceilings. Must see master
bath. From $145,000 built on your lot.
Call 1-800-879-3132. License #FLCRC-
3 BR, 2 BA brick home with 1721 SF
heated on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all
electric appliances, $180,000. Call 813-
1580 (8WE). 5/1Otfc
George buys houses you wanted to
sell, now you need to sell. Cash offers
or terms. 904-219-0480. .7/24tfc
3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash discount. 912-
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III,
4/10tfc 2 large lots $65,000 each, 1 lot @
our land $55,000. Owner financing available.
ntr when 904-813-1580. 1/10tfc
int when -
19 W. Macclenny Ave.
Office space available
Off street parking
$250 per month, one year lease.
Full building access
including conference room.
House for sale, 3 BR, 2 BA in Cannon
Heights subdivision on two acres with a
pond. House has been recently painted,
new ceiling fans, new water softener,
front and back porch to relax on, back
porch overlooks the pond. Call 259-
9715 to schedule an appointment. Must
see to appreciate. 7/31-8/21p
,n"ne acre 1 e 'plridge,. W,
2 B,R 1 BA, central H/A, washer/dryer
hook-up, no pets. 179 Ivy Street,
Macclenny. $650/month, $500 deposit.
259-6488. 8/21 p
2 BR, 1 BA in Claudes Trailer Park on
Hwy. 90 in Macclenny. New 8x20 front
porch, peaceful neighborhood. 386-
365-4508 leave message. 8/14-8/21p
1 BR, 1 BA mobile home $300 deposit,
$400/month.. 259-2787. 8/21p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home like new, $700/
month, first and last, $500 deposit:Glen
area, no pets. 259-2121. 7/24tfc
19 W. Macclenny Ave.
Very nice conference room
rental by the hour,
half day or day.
Based on availability,
book ahead with deposit
The 2008 Baker County Value Adjustment Board (VAB)
is seeking resumes from private legal counsel for appoint-
ment to represent the VAB as its legal counsel. Compen-
sation for the appointed VAB private legal counsel shall
be on an hourly basis to be established by the VAB. Appli-
cants must have practiced law for over five (5) years and
may not represent the Baker County Property Appraiser,
the Baker County Tax Collector, any taxing authority, or
any property owner in any administrative or judicial re-
view of property taxes. The attorney appointed to advise
the.value adjustment board must attend training provided
by the Department of Revenue.
To apply for appointment as VAB Legal Counsel, resumes
along with a cover letter, including suggested hourly com-
pensation, must be submitted to the Office of the Clerk of
Courts, 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida
by 5:00 pm August 25, 2008.
Notice to readers:
The newspaper often publishes classified
advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
weight loss products, health products. While
the newspaper uses reasonable discretion
in deciding on publication of such ads, it
takes no responsibility as to the truthful-
ness of claims. Respondents should use
caution and common sense before send-
ing any money or making other commit-
ments based on statements and/or prom-
ises; demand specifics in writing. You can
also call the Federal Trade Commission at
1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot
fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it
sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
The Baker County Press
Full time auto//light truck techni-
cian needed. Must have own tools.
Experience with GM products a plus.
ASE certification and dealership expe-
rience a plus. Vacation, health insur-
ance and benefits. Apply in person at
Pineview Chevrolet on US 90.8/21-9/4c
Hairstylist wanted at Cuts-N-Stuff
Beauty Salon in Glen St. Mary. 259-
Charlton VNS has an opening for a full-
time registered nurse for the Charlton
County area. Great benefit package. Call
SAmanda Anderson to set up an inter-
view 1-800-446-91161 12/6tfc
Experienced HVAC service technician,
must have clean driving record. 259-
8038. 8/7-8/21 p
West Fraser is currently seeking mill-
wrights and electricians with previous
industrial maintenance experience.
Previous sawmill experience a plus.
Must be able to pass skills assess-
ment, background check and drug test.
Apply in person 109 Halsema Road S.
Jacksonville, Fl 32220. EEO/V/DV
CNA/HHA needed in Baker and Union
County area to assist the elderly. We
enhance the quality of life for senior
clients through personal care, compan-
ionship and home helper services. Must
have a vaild driver's license and reliable
transportation. All interested applicants
apply in person @ 165 Wells Road Suite
301 Orange Park, FL 32073, Monday or
Thursday 11-3. 8/14-8/21 p
Property Manager, part-time, section
eight experience required, good pay
and benefits. Fax resume 259-8950 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org 5/22tfc
Class A trailer mechanic, must have
tools and valid driver's license. 904-
Telemarketers needed to work from
home, must have computer. Dependable
hard workers only. Please email tnt@
tnttelemarketing.com or call 877-876-
2460 toll-free. 8/14-8/21 p
Local home care agency seeking PRN,
RN, OT and a full-time PT. Please call
259-3111 for more information. 4/19tfc
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, August 21, 2008 Page 14
3 BR, 1 BA home on acre lot in
Sanderson, all electric appliances, vinyl
flooring, $750 security deposit, $750/
month. No indoor pets. 259-3343.
2 BR, 1 BA central H/A, washer/dryer
hookup, $525/month, $525 deposit,
garbage, water, sewage and lawn care
included, no pets. 904-219-2690, 912-
843-8165. 8/21 c
3 BR, 1 BA home on acre in Macclenny
with all electric appliances, $750 securi-
ty deposit, $750/month. Please call 259-
Prices are low, build new and save
money over renting. Call 1-800-879-
3132. License #FLCRC-057112.4/1 Otfc
2 BR, 1 BA with bonus room, $450
month, $450 deposit, washer/dryer
hookup, garbage, water, sewage and
lawn care included, no pets. 904-219-
2690, 912-843-8165. 8/21 c
Small 12x40 mobile home, North 121,
no pets, no smoking, $500 deposit,
$500/month. 259-3428. 8/14-8/21 p
Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA house in Rolling
Meadows, $1150/month, $1000 depos-
it. Monarch Reality., 408-9146 or 259-
3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes, no pets,
garbage pickup, water & yard mowing
provided, $385-$585. 912-843-8118.
3 BR, 2 BA on one acre, 9013 Eastwood
Road, $850 deposit, $850/month. 813-
2 BR, 1 BA duplex apartment with cen-
tral H/A, recently remodeled with large.
back yard. Security deposit $550 and
$550/month. No insidepets. Please call
3 BR house 2 miles north of Glen on
125, $575/month, plus $200 deposit.,
no pets. Call 259-2872. 8/14-8/21p
2 BR, 1 BA, $650/month plus deposit,
fenced yard, central H/A, 9171 North CR.
229, Sanderson. Andy 904-923-6661.
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no pets,
$500-$575 plus deposit. 904-860-4604.
Fire your landlord, build new. Your
payments could be lower than rent.
Call 1-800-879-3132. License #FLCRC-
3 BR, 2 BA with all electric appliances on
large lot in Copper Creek, $1800 security
deposit, $1800/month. Please call 626-
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, central H/A,
no pets, $565/month, first, last plus
$300 deposit. Includes water, lawn ser-
vice and trash. 259-7335. 6/12tfc
Large 3 BR, 2 BA country home, avail-
able September 1, $850 deposit, $850/
month. 6285 Bob Kirkland Road. 259-
3519. 8/21 p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, carpet and
vinyl flooring with garden tub on acre
Jot in Sanderson. All electric appliances,
$850 security deposit, $850/month.
Please call 259-3343. / 8/7tfc
2 BR, 1 BA apartment $575/month, $500
security deposit, no pets, 12 month
lease. 229 S. 3rd Street. 259-9797.
House for rent in Copper Creek 2300 SF,
3 BR, 2 Y BA, dining room and office,
very nice house in great location, lots of
upgrades $1600/month. 904-994-6552.
2 BR, 1/2 BA, mobile home, $350
deposit, $580/month. 259-2787. 8/21 p
3 BR, 2 BA, no pets, lease required,
$900/month, $700 security deposit. 718
Chipshot or 715 Long Drive for $825/
month. 259-9797. 8/21tfc
14x70 in Macclenny with central H/A, all
appliances, all electric, clean and new car-
pet, $600/month, $600 deposit plus first
month's rent, no pets. 259-6966. 8/21c
3 BR, 1 BA home in city, fenced yard,
$750/month, first and last months rent,
$500 deposit, no smoking, no pets. 904-
Roommate share new house $300 month-
ly includes cable and utilities, first and last.
735-4304. 8/21 c
Must see 2006 triplewide like new Homes
of Merit sheetrock/tape and textured walls
throughout, 3 BR, 2 BA, large kitchen with
stainless steel appliances, stepdown den
with fireplace, foyer and large formal liv-
ing room and dining. Furnishings can be
included and owner is willing to pay a por-
tion of moving expense. Home 912-843-
2727 or cell 904-200-6280. 8/21-9/11 p
Brand new 1369 SF 3 BR, 2 BA delivered,
setup, A/N, skirting and steps installed
Brand new 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide,
delivered, setup, A/C, skirting and steps
installed $346/month. 904-259-8028.
Oceanfront condo, Beachers Lodge, 1 BR,
sleeps 4-5, kitchen equipped, pool, imme-
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STUCCO HOME OVERLOOKING PRESERVE
- MLS# 427473 Beautiful 4BR/2BA overlooking
man-made lake and preserve, kitchen has
upgraded cabinets. Covered patio. $229,000)
NEW CONSTRUCTION MLS# 444732 This
3BR/2BA charmer sits on good size lot w/mature
oak trees lining the property. $134,900
BRICK HOME ON 10 ACRES MLS# 418999
Home features guest cottage, in-ground .pool,
add'l 3 car garage landscaped beautifully, 2
fireplaces, wet bar and much more. $699,000
20 ACRE PARCEL -MLS# 439547 Beautiful 20
acre parcel w/lots of trees, a natural spring and a
creek tat runs through the property.
SO MANY USES FOR THIS PROPERTY
- MLS# 408378 Large brick home w/palm trees
overlooking pond, use existing mobile homes as
extra income, 45.63acres. $750,000
28 + ACRES MLS# 439504 Beautiful cleared
Property on paved road frontage,waiting foryou
and your horses. Call today! $399,900
BRING EVERYONE! MLS# 423992 Bring
family pets and all the neighbors! This property
will take care of all. Bring all offers. $775,000
TALK ABOUT THIS GREAT CHANCE TO OWN-
MLS# 445781 All brickhome on 11.72 acres with
in-ground pool, upgrades throughout $415,000
IT'S NOT A RUMOR MLS# 438950 You
can own this great buy of 13 acres, private &
secluded, zoned for horses or mobile home,
approx 4 acres cleared w/pump well & septic and
power installed. Ready to go 40 X 24 pole bam.
IT'SNOJOKE- MLS436747Vacant land can be
found, here is 46.17acres with all the possibilities
you can imagine. Be the owner today! $330,000
IDEAL COMMERCIAL IDEAL FOR YOU! MLS
# 397003 Property can be purchased for the
asking price of first parcel at $2.75sf Seller will
also consider build to suit. $3,500,000
'*' '' .
1395 Chaffee Road
Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS' 904.772.9800
DON'T GET CAUGHT MLS# 440833 Don't get caught
missing this great opportunity to buy 4BR/2BA on 10 acres
w/2,296sf, build-in book shelves, marble window sills,
garden tub & shower, wood burning fireplace w/mantle &
YOU'LL BE SEEING RED MLS# 436748 When you miss
the change to own this 322' paved road frontage on 11
great acres w/tons of potential, build your house or put a
mobile home on it $150,000
THE SKY IS THE LIMIT MLS# 396631Take a peek at this
lovely 3BR/3BA 2,359sf home on 3.67acres, new flooring,
paint & roof, plenty of storage to meet your needs. Call
today to make yours! $200,000
waiting for you to build your dream home, surrounded by
gorgeous homes & country setting, large pole bam located
on property is40'X 72'x14'tall. $159,000
EXCITED TO SHOW YOU THIS GREAT HOME MLS#
395751 Wow! 2928sf all brick custom build home on
.50acre, perfectly manicured landscaping, solar heating,
in-ground pool, attached 2 car garage, detached 1 car
YOUR NO FOOL- MLS# 435375 Established Ranch located
on 61 of the most beautiful acres this county has to offer,
zoned agricultural, 6 chicken houses 40'X 500' completely
operational & income producing, several different pastures
& more! $1,062,000
CATCH THE WAVE MLS# 428225 Great covered front &
back porches for lounging and enjoying your surroundings,
textured walls & ceiling, shed, 1 workshop w/storage
space. $139,000 ;
WOW FACTOR IN THIS GREAT HOME MLS# 431773
Brick house with 3BR/ 2.5BA w/office and bonus room,
formal living room w/marble fireplace, sep family room w/
brick fireplace, large screened room overlooking in-ground
pool & more. $289,000.
ATASTEOFCOUNTRY-MLS# 400516All brick4bedroom
&3 bathrooms with 2,061sf on 1 acre. In-ground pool with
decking, detached game room and storage shed. Sits on
gorgeous piece of land with fenced property w/wooden
privacy & chain link. $255,900
REACH AND GRABTHISGREAT BUY MLS# 417797 Only
$3,000 per acre, located in beautiful Glen St,Mary in one
of the fastest growing counties. Endless possibilities with
convenience and privacy. $278,000
YOU'LL BE ALL SMILES WITH THIS MLS# 394430
Large mature trees, great 3BR/2BA triple wide on 4.62
acres, partially cleared on comer lot, walk-in closets, wood
burning fireplace w/mantle,.breakfast nook & island.
DOUBLE TAKETHIS!- MLS#404867Yourhead will spin to
own this 6BR/3BA 3,001sf on 1 acre; paved road frontage,
home was previously a church, Commercial kitchen, indoor
utility room & storage shed outside. $199,000
SUPER DEAL MLS# 444050 Adorable 2 bedroom/1
bath home that has been completely remodel & ready,
Stucco home with new metal roof, new chain link fencing,
gorgeous landscaping, covered front porch & more!
SURE TO CATCH & HOLD YOUR EYE MLS# 421513 This
former model ome boasts architectural upgrade, shingled
roof, knockdown ceilings, kitchen appliance package, 5.5
.bi boards, 3BR/2BA approx. 1,744sf and 2.01 acres. Sure
to please call office to see to appreciate! $257,000
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clean-ups, sodding, remov
InnerG Fitness, LLC.
Offering the area's finest training
*Boot Camp Classes
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*One-on-one & Group Training
*Post Rehab Training
STEPHEN'S TREE SERVICE
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Licensed and insured
MACGLEN BUILDERS, INC.
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Your plans or our plans
2" and 4" wells
Call Roger or Roger Dale
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Family owned & operated
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Fill dirt ~ Millings ~
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New roofs Roof repairs
ANGEL AQUA, INC.
Water softeners -Iron filters
City or well systems
Sales Rentals Service Repairs
Total water softeners supplies
797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny
COMBS BUILDERS, INC.
We do roofing
New roofs ~ roof repairs
Roof replacement roof inspections
Call Tim Combs, owner
PRINTING & FAXING
Black and White & Color
Copies, Custom Business Forms,
Business Cards, Signs, Stickers
and so much more!!!
The Office Mart
110 South Fifth Street
EXPERT WATER WELL DRILLING
Residential commercial irrigation
New septic systems installation
Existing septic system repair
Water conditioning iron removal
Providing quality work since 1976
No job too small
Home phone 259-6954
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Commercial and Residential
Professionallnstallation or Do It
Over 30 years experience
GATEWAY PEST CONTROL,
All types of pest control
Call Eston, Shannon or Bill
Ask about our fire ant control
C.F. WHITE SEPTIC
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Field dirt Top soil
Bulldozer & backhoe work
All types of roofing
Licensed and Insured
A & R TRUSS
Engineered trusses for your new
Home Barn Shed Etc.
B & N TRACTOR SERVICE,
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Brush cutting Land clearing
Debris removal Ponds and more
Licensed and Insured
RK MUSE CONSTRUCTION,
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Remodeling Concrete Decks
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New Septic Systems
Drain Field Repairs
Residential & Commer
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Heating* Air Electrical service
Licensed and Insured
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WILLIAMS AUTO REPAIR
Specializing in the locating and
installing of low mileage engines
Foreign and domestic cars & trucks
All major and minor repairs
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, August 21, 2008 Page 15
Coaches, players fall victim
to stomach illness at camp
BY BOB GERARD
It was a rough week at camp for the BCHS Wildcats.
The Cats always know that a trip to camp can be a difficult, stress-
ful activity, with three practices a day in the August heat. But none of
them, including the coaching staff, had a clue what would face them
last week at Camp Blanding.
Not long after arriving at Camp Blanding for the intensive work-
outs and training sessions, many of the players and coaches began
By the next day the majority of the players and some of the staff
had fallen victim to a virus with the same symptoms as food poison-
Players were so ill that they were unable to function and the virus
landed Coach Ron Lee in the hospital in Starke with chest pains.
It got so bad that Head Coach Bobby Johns eventually had to load
.the players back on the bus for a seemingly endless bus trip back to
While Lee remained behind in the hospital in Starke, much of the
team remained too ill to practice on August 14 and weakened for the
:scrimmage on Friday.
By Monday, Lee was out of the hospital and at home and the team
had recovered from a memorable trip to Camp Blanding. It was cer-
*tainly not the way Coach Johns wanted to spend the lead up to next
.week's Kickoff Classic in Callahan.
The odds change when the
competition is globalized
I love the Olympics for this reason unpredictable.
You can crunch numbers and statistics and say who "should" win,
-but until you run the race or play the game you can't tell for sure.
STake the remarkable finish to the 4-by-100 relay Sunday night. All
:the numbers said that the smack-talking French team should win over
.Michael Phelps and company. For a while it looked as if the numbers
:would play out. --- But nobody
told anchor leg AT Jason Lezak
Lezak came from a body
length behind Bob Gerard with 50 yards
to go to out touch French world
'record holder Alain Bernard. Bernard promised the French would
:"smash" the Americans. At the end, the cocky Frenchman stood in
the water with his head resting disconsolately against the side of the
:pool while the Americans went crazy.
It was one of the most amazing races I've ever seen and demon-
.strated why the Olympics are so unpredictable. Lezak should not
,have been able to catch Bernard. Nothing in his history as a swimmer
.would have predicted the finish. But numbers can't quantify heart and
determination. He literally charged through the water in the final 25
yards, his body almost lifting out of the pool with each stroke.
There also should have been no way that the Latvian beach volley-
,ball team could have defeated Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser. The
'Americans were the prohibitive favorites for the gold and the Latvians
:had barely qualified.
SBut the Lativian pair did the unthinkable, they served to the gigan-
tic 6' 8" Dalhausser, something no one ever did. It threw the US off
'its game and opened the door for the upset.
There was no earthly way that the US men's soccer team should
.have drawn with the Netherlands 2-2. The Netherlands were gold
medal contenders and the three time under-21 winners.
S Whlrn they went up 1-0 after 18 minutes it looked as if the game
-was in the books. But the Dutch seemed to think the same thing and
the US stormed back. Only a late equalizer with 23 seconds left kept
-the Dutch from losing.
You just never know. Sure favorites can lose and sure losers can
You gotta love that.
IF YOU LIVE IN BAKER COUNTY
through Tuesday, August 26
Bring a copy of this ad to Reece Crews and we will take $2000 off
any listed sale price in this ad.
A SHORT DRIVE TO LAKE CITY
CAN SAVE YOU THOUSANDS!!!
2007 Chevy Tahoe LT was $26,995
Loaded, GM Off-Lease, 0 .
Very Clean $22,750
2008 Chevy HHR was $19,995
GM Certified, Low Miles,
100k Warranty $16,550
2003 Chevy Suburban was $18,995
Loaded, Local Trade-in,
A Must See! $14,950
2007 Chevy Monte Carlo was $15,995
GM Certified, $1
Local Trade-in! $13,250
2007 Chevy Aveo
GM Certified, 35 MPG,
Automatic, CD 9
2003 Dodge Ram 1500
Only 64,000 Miles!
2007 Cadillac CTS was $27,995
One Owner, Locally Owned,
Will Not Last Long! $22,350
2008 Pontiac Grand Prix was $18,995
Only 18,000 Miles $15 ,950
2005 Chevy Tahoe LS was $17,995
Loaded, Local Trade-In,55
Low Mileage $14,550
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee was $16,195
Low Mileage $12,750
2001 GMC Sonoma SLS was$10,995
X-Cab, Loaded, Very Clean,
Locally Owned $8,150
was $16,995 2006 Ford F-150 was $13.995
,4 4 4 i Automatic, Very Clean Truck, 4 11,
$11,250 Locally Owned $1 I 1U
4316 West US Hwy. 90,
Lake City, FL
Art/pictures for illustration only, may not be actual pictures.
$2000 not valid with any other offers.
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, August 21, 2008 Page 16
Announcing the Chevy Employee Discount for Everyone.
Available on all 2008 models and 2009 Cobalt & HHR.
2008 Silverado 1500 2IWD L
Crew Cab #8105
5,000 CASH BACK
EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT PRICE
AFTER ALL OFFERS
Crew Cab #8049
$39,465 EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT PRICE
$5,000 CASH BACK
34 465 EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT PRICE
f3 AFTER ALL OFFERS
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05,000 CASH BACK
$31,666 EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT PRICE
AFTER ALL OFFERS
$25,816EMPLO EE DISCOUNT PRICE
- 6,000 CASH BACK
$21,167 EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT PRICE
- 1,750 CASH BACK
1 9,816 EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT PRICE 19,417 EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT PRICE
I19,81VAFTER ALL OFFERS D P 1 9 7 AFTER ALL OFFERS
'97 Nissan Maxima SE
Automatic, V6; PW, PL
NADA Price $7,995
Pineview Discount $3,407
TODAY'S PRICE $4,588
'07 Ford Taurus
Automatic, V6, PW, PL
NADA Price $13,995
Pineview Discount $4,000
TODAY'S PRICE $9,995
'03 Chevy Silverado .'05 Chevy Silverado '03 Chevy Silverado 2500
X-Cab, 4WD Stk #7336AA Crew Cab, 4WD Stk #8078A Crew Cab, 4WD, Stk #8015B
NADA Price $17,925 NADA Price $19,800 NADA Price $19,625
Pineview Discount $5,070 Pineview Discount $6,805 Pineview Discount $6,630
TODAY'S PRICE $12,925 TODAY'S PRICE $12,995 TODAY'S PRICE $12,995
'07 Chevy Cobalt '07 Chevy HHR '03 Ford Escape '04 Chevy Monte Carlo
Automatic, 4 Cyl. Automatic, Sunroof, Leather ,Aul':,.ii:, V6, Stk #P8101 Stk #P3641
%DA Price $12,987 NADA Price $16,987 NADA Price $10,525 NADA Price $9,275
review Discount $3,001 Pineview Discount $3.017 Pineview Discount $2,530 Pineview Discount $1.28(
TODAY'S PRICE $9,986 TODAY'S PRICE $13,970 TODAY'S PRICE $7,995 TODAY'S PRICE $7,995
'07 Chevy Impala
'07 Chevy Aveo
Hatchback, 4 Cyl.
NADA Price $12,975
Pineview Discount $2,980
TODAY'S PRICE $9,995
119 S. Sixth St. Macclenny 259-5796 -Pre-Owned
273 E. Macclenny Ave. 259-6117 -New
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