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Title: The Baker County press
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Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny, Fla
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THE8 BKER COU1 PRESS





79th Year, Vol. 22 Thursday, September 25, 2008 Macclenny, Florida soe


Career (

A career criminal with a history of drug-relat-
ed offenses was sentenced on September 22 to 25
years in state prison after pleading guilty in .
circuit court to drug trafficking,
Roderick V. Haygood, 34, of Macclenny .
is already in prison serving a ten-year sen-
tence for a similar charge following his con-.
viction by a jury in December of last year.
He was out on bond awaiting trial in Sep-
tember, 2007 when he was re-arrested for
trading crack cocaine for prescription medi- ,
cation and cash in an undercover buy.
Mr. Haygood also pleaded guilty to sale or li~ ::
delivery of cocaine, a second-degree felony :
that carried a 15-year sentence concurrent to R,
the longer one. He got five years for unlawful
use bf a Nextel two-way phone to set up the con-
trolled buy and trade that took place off Bluewater


Two children,


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BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Styf '
Two children and more than a dozen ani-
mals were taken from a Sanderson home the
evening of September 16 due to unhealthy and
possibly dangerous conditions including
s~ix-i chfedeeepadelED t
ine onec edroomdandl a
rhes parents of the
children, ages 11 and 12,
are William Graham,
:I146, and his wife Dena,
38, of 21111 Seminole
Ln. Both face charges
of misdemeanor animal
William Graham cuelty land child ne-
The incident marks the second time in the
last year that the county's animal control de- B
apartment has confiscated animals from the P
property.
Officer Georgia Monfort said a group of a1
malnourished purebred collies were taken n,
from the property last September. sr
"I feel guilty that the first time around I li
left the livestock out there and told [Mr. Gra-
ham] what he needed to do and how to care a,
for them," she said. "Unfortunately it didn't li
work out."p
Last week, a passerby noticed a horse on p,
the property lying down and thrashing, and


rug pusher
Ct. in Macclenny just over one year agoO. lowing release
The defendant and a confidential informant ar- His co-defend
rangedforthe transaction monitored similar sentence
by several sheriff's investigators. controlled buy in
Mr. Haygood's conviction record 9.5 grams of hydr
also includes possession of cocaine, Macclenny car w;
marijuana and prescription drugs, Charlie Den
and tampering with evidence. term in county jai
In other cases before Circulit felony driving wi:
Judge Phyllis Rosier this week, Dana Carter
.I-Melburn B. Bailey, .37, of Glen St. sion of cocaine a
~: 'IMary was sent off to prison for a 18 months of drug
[h, / / mandatory three years after plead- withheld adjudica
"'" ing no contest to trafficking in pre- Felicity Crav
odlerick Haygoodl scriptionl medication and un~law- duced charge of d
ful ulse of a two-way phone. Judge will be on probal
Rosier also levied a $50,000 fine and the defendant guilty.
will be on drug-offender probation three years fol- The state dro

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turn for a no contest plea by Michael Hamilton to
grand theft. Judge Rosier placed him on a two-year
probation and withheld adjudication of guilt.
* Timothy Leighton pleaded no contest to mis-
demeanor marijuana possession and will be on pro-
bation one year. The state dropped a felony count
of sale and possession of drugs and the judge with-
held adjudication.
.*Dan Wilkins admitted to violating probation
from two drug cases in 2006, and was sentenced to
14 months in state prison to be served concurrently
with a sentence from a Duval County case.
*Christopher Rodgers admitted violating proba-
tion for DUI and will spend 180 days in county jail,
less 54 days already served.


Spkchfc
costs having


dealt


lant Judy Bailey, 30, received a
last week. His case stems from a
March of this year during which
ocodone changed hands at a west
ash.
Mark will serve a seven-month
il in return for a no contest plea to
th a suspended license.
entered a similar plea to posses-
nd marijuana, and was placed on
:-offender probation. Judge Rosier
Ition of guilt. *
ford pleaded no contest to a re-
.riving on a suspended license and
tion one year. She was adjudged
,pped a charge of burglary in re-


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unpact on

school budget
BY ERIN PETRIE
Pre"sS'af
Rising fuel prices and re-
duced state revenues made an
impact on the Baker County
School District's finances for:
the 2007-08 fiscal year.
Marcelle Richardson, the
district's chief finance admin-
istrator, discussed the rising
go ts ando Uelninnuaund awhil
report whthi heu ichair gour
shess district's fulnd balance.
money left over after expenses
are paid for a school year, is
continuing to shrink.
Last year it started at $4.3
million, but restrictions and re-
served money have limited it to
$27s mi hge amount of mon-
ey to reduce," Ms. Richardson
said.
One piece of reserved mon-
ey in the fund balance~is a
"hold-back" of 4 percent of the
budget, requested by the state.
Last year the state reduced the
district's budget by 4 percent,
but returned the money at the
end -of the year. This year's
requested hold-back signifies
that the state may take that

(See page 5)


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%ityr CVCTS S Itself on
1Y JOEL; ADDINGTON vie $.-ilin
'ress Staff commissioners, w
1 After identifying somIe last-minute savings from lowered l'i- s..ing. ~
ability insurance preniiums and a bond refinancing measure The city's new 1
ow ini the works, Macclenny City Manager Gerald Dopson able property val~
ays he~ was -able to rework the proposed budget and hold the ` taxes, the same tot
zie on bity, property taxes. ''We're still on
During the upcoming 2008-09 fiscal year, the city will have 1 Dopson said in rel
n extra 571,000j to work with due to a 50 percent decrease in left in the~ operation
ability insurance and save another $53,000 in debt service have unexpected sl
aq'ments from a bond refinancing measure expected for ap- T wlo weeks prio
roval September 30. .property tax rate b
"'We didn't get th6 figures nailed down until todayy" Mr.
,opson said September 22, shortly before presenting the re-


a taX IIikC
budget and new property tax rate to city
rho approved both unanimously that eve-
proplerty taix rate is $3.57 per $1,000 of tax-
ue, whichi will generate about $750,000 in
:al as last year. I
a mighty small contingency," Mayor Gary
f~erence to the roughly $185,000 in revenue
Ig budget after subtracting expenses. "If we
tuff, we're: going to be in trouble."
r, the board tentatively approved raising the
,y 26 percent, while at the same time agree-
(See page 2)


(See page 2)


State may allow hgher tra
BY JOEL ADDINGTON service on I-10 in Baker County, but it's some-
Press Staff thing officials say they canl live with.
It's not a done deal yet, but county officials "fAll the parties left the meeting a little dis-
say they've reached a tentative agreement with gusted, so we must be making progress," Coun-
the Florida Department of Transportation that ty manager Joe Cone told county commission-
would pave the way for about 7 million square ers during their meeting September 16.
feet of industrial space in Baker County, which Lowering I-10's level of service here would
could also lead to roughly 9000 new jobs. allow more traffic on the interstate before cost-
The understanding comes on the heels of a ly mitigation is required of developers.
meeting with transportation officials in Talla- Last January the county applied for an
hassee on September 13. FDOT variance on the existing levels of ser-
It means far less industrial space thari hoped vice to make the area more attractive for mndus-
for when local officials and developers began trial projects, two of which are already on the
lobbying Tallahassee to decrease the levels of horizon.


A traffic variance on I-10 being sought by the county and industrial devel~
oer heul mke sights like this much more common along Baker Coluntys


(See page 2)


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BY KCELLEY-LANNIGAN
Press Staff
Billy Raulerson started making wine
;back in 1997 after his son.gave him a
wine-making kit for Christmas.
"I made niy very first~ batch with
Welch's grape juice," he said, laugh-
ing at the memory. "Nowv, I grow my
own grapes and I've learned a lot since
then."
Indeed he has. The once-amateur has
become something of a wine entrepre-


neur, producing as many as 165 gallons
in a single year.
"I had to back off of that much pro-
duction," he said. "I was doing it for
fun, but it about worked me to death."
.A barn with an adjacent covered,
open air shed behind his home north of
Macclenny is the location of Mr. Raul-
erson's wine producing enterprise. He
keeps one room in the barn air condi-
tioned to create an environment similar
to a wine cellar, which is usually main


tained at 55 degrees.
The vineyard is directly behind the
barn. The aisles between the long rows
of grapes are wide enough to accom-
modate the golf cart he uses to zip
around the property checking his vmnes
and fruit.
"He spends most of the day out
there," said Mr. Raulerson's wife Mari-
lyn. "It's not a bad thing. I pretty much
(See page 14)


SBi~lly Rauclerson tests his~ wcine with~ a hydrometer.
PIoTo av KEI lEY~ LASNNMAN\


.07-'08 Taxable Vralue: 'bt'08-'09 Taxa~ble VPalue with
$100,000* Amendment E xemrption:
T L i d$323 $7,00*


1Zaxes; eiBve1rl : ~Bb~s
*Home pictured above Is for IIlnstration purposes only.


Tales LeVied: $e


levelonl-10

Roberts Land & Timber Investment Corp. of
Lake Butler is eager to build a project around
the I-10 interchange at US 90, and another ven-
ture is being pursued by Texas-based Jackson-
Shaw Co. just east of Macclenny and south of
US 90.
However, these two projects alone aim to
add 16 million square feet of industrial space,
more than twice the amount the FDOT vari-
ance will permit before mitigation is required.
And more developers are knocking at the door,


P~loTo B JOEL Arnx)NC oN

'Piddlin retiree tau ht himself wine making








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which equates to about $107,000 in lost tax revenues.
Overall, spending in the city budget was cut by roughly $900,000
while revenues declined by close to $921,000.
In other business September 22, the city commission also ap-
proved:
*Applying for a $200,000 Florida Recreation Development Assis-
tance (FRDAP) grant from the state to add a playground, basketball
court, picnic tables, grills, bathrooms and a parking lot at Heritage
Park on S. Lowder St. The new amenities would be located on two
acres immediately west of the exiSting park, which the city purchased
using a $101.708 FRDAP grant received last August. To take advan-
tage of those funds, the city must develop the park within the nex~t
three years.
*Rezoning six acres off N. 6th Street just north of North Blvd. from
residential for government use. Baker County intends to construct its
new~ ad~minlistrationt bulild~in~ on the six acres, which is a small part of
the Baker Cor~rectional Development Corporation's 90-phis-acre site
that will include the new jail ahid sheriff's administration complex
currently under construction.



WIAN NTHE NEWS ?

C H EC I CUS OU-TOCNLI N E.


Odors overpowering at

house raided September 16

reported it to animal control saitng n at the address didn't seem
too worried about the problem.
"When I went up to the home I was standing in front of an AC unit
emitting exhaust that was pure ammonia and feces," said Ms. Mon-
fort. "That alerted me to a problem inside."
After getting a search warrant, the officer returned to the home
with Sheniff's Investigator Brad Dougherty.
His report notes that inside the three-bedroom residence were four
small dogs, a cat and three birds.


"Due to the odor and debris floating in the room, it made it almost
impossible to breath," Deputy Dougherty stated.
A "very large" exotic bird was found in another room being held
under similar conditions and none of the cages had water.
There was also so much trash on the back porch, the home'S ri-
mary entrance way, that the deputy says he had difficulty walking
into the residence. He also said it appeared that the occupants threw
their trash out the back door instead of discarding it.
Outside the officers found a starving horse, sheep that had never
be na hales itkhee ead calf, rabbit carcass s, dead chickens and other
Many of the animals didn't have access to clean water, either.
"The water there was so black and filthy these animals won't drink
it," said Ms. Monfort. "The first day out there, for a solid hour I pro-
vided fresh water to these animals.
New homes wdre found for many of the confiscated animals in-
cluding the ducks, sheep, goats, a turkey and a quail. The under weight
and unvaccinated horse is still under the care of animal control along
wiTth res stil antred ao ttt .premises that we can't catch," said
Ms. Monfort. "We haven't been able to get our hands on him yet. He
can fly."
The De artment of Children and Families (DCF) was Ilotified of
the case and the two children were placed' the Ms. Graham's mother,
who lives in Jacksonville.
DCF was expected to assess the condition of the. grandmother's
home and send an investigator to the residence in Sanderson.


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said Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Darryl Register.
A sense of urgency
"'There's quite a bit of interest," he said. "I've personally talked
to four different developers over the last six months that are looking
[herei. ,,
That's likely due to Baker County's close proximity to the Jack-
sonville port, which is undergoing an expansion to serve two Asian
shipping lines expected to bring two million more containers to the
region annually.
tiDevlpr h rtto bidb tec daeos et t store those con-
Mr. Register said the existing levels of service on I-10 allow de-
velopers to build 7 million square feet of industrial space today with-
out incurring mitigation costs to widen the interstate or build parallel
roads to take traffic off it. '.
But, he said, that would use up all the available capacity on I-10
and leave nothing for residential growth in the future.
The deal for the FDOT variance though, would allow for the 7 mil-
lion square of industrial space without eliminating capacity for other
t pes of develop ment
"1With no change, the developer comes in, buys a property and de-
velops it with four or five million square feet; but then he has to stop
because there's no more available capacity," said Mr. Register. "Thest
they have to' go through this 10-month [variance] process or pay some
serious, serious mitigation money.


''What's the deal mean?
Final figures are still being negotiated, but if the variance is grant-
ed, Planning Director Ed Preston said the area would gain several
thou and ad iionla cail~y "tri s" of capacity bon lesle before mt gatio
growth.
Mr. Register put additional capacity from the variance at 12,600
trips, adding that 75 percent of those could be reserved for job cre-
ation industrial, office and retail space with the remainder go-
ing to residential development.
"[Industrial developers] are more comfortable they can go further
fore they ruIints lijd dblok' "mr1 oeis f ai dot cth pdea' t

pro { change for the variance, Mr. Preston said FDOT wants the
county to adopt a number of planning measures aimed at relieving
traffic on the interstate through developer-funded roads that run par-
allel to I-10.
Those transportation improvements are outlined in the county's
Thoroughfare Master Plan, which the Baker County Commission
will need to add to the Comprehensive Plan, a document that governs
development in the county.
InI addition, the board must include the road projects identified inl
the thoroughfare plan, land how they will be funded, in the county's
Caq don' ti he're Tnreasonable," Mr. Preston said of the vari-
ance conditions. "We can live with them."
The county should be able to meet all of FDOT's conditions and
Irave the variance become effective by January 2009, said Mr. Cone.


(fromz page 1)
ing to a tentative budget that was close to a million dollars smaller
than last year. .
Before finding out about the extra revenue uncovered by Mr. Dop-
son, Commissioner Dick Johnson defended the roughly $133,000 tax
increase by saying the only thing left to cut in the budget was about
$26,000 in donations to community organizations like the Council on
Aging and the Emily Taber Library.
"We felt we cut about as far as we could," he sa~id. "The groups
we've donated to were given about as much as we could, which isn't
really enough, but we're trying to help as much as we can."
Commissioner Phil Rhoden was also unwilling to axe those dona-
tions
"Those are essential services provided to residents that count on us
for funding," he said. "I feel like we've trimmed as much as we can."
Fortunately for commercial and rental property owners, the board
eventually moved to take a more conservative position on property
taxes.
Those groups would've shouldered most of any tax increase be-
cause neither are eligible for the extra $25,000 tax exenipition ap-
proved by voters last Januuary as part of a property tax reform atmend-
'ment to the Florida constitution.
The exemption, combined with the lack of a tax increase, means
most residential property owners will see t-heir city taxes fall this
ye home with a taxable value of' $100,000 last year paid about $323
in city taxes. But with the exemption aIt the new tax rate, the saime
home would pay about $55 less this yea~r provided the property's mur-
ket value remained the same.
According to figures furnished by Melissa Thompson. Mlna~ger
Dopson's administrative assistant, th~e new property tax exemption
eliminated about $30 million in taxable property value city-wide.


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, September 25, 2008 Page 3


thNow.thlat thedtropies seem d
and places that have been hit
by the hurricanes and tropical
storms are drying out, we can
perhaps smile a little at our pre-
.dicament. Here are some ways
that you know you're living in
Florida or the Gulf Coast. My
sister sent me some and I have
added plenty of others.
*You have FEMA's number
on your speed dialer.
*You have more than 300 'C
and 'D' batteries in your kitchen
drawer.
*Your pan- M
trycotns MS
more than 20
cnsdof Spa-get T'. H E
*You
search your ROBER
local hard-
ware store to
see if they have a color of paint
called "plywood."
*Your house has a "skylight"
that wasn't in the original design
plan.
*You cringe whenever you
meet someone named Ike, Rita
or Katrina.
*FEMA is on your list of
four-letter curse words.
*You are delighted to pay
$4.50 for a gallon for regular
unleaded.
*The road leading to your
house has been declared a No-
Wake Zone.
*You decide your patio furni-
ture looks better on the bottom
of the pool.
You own more than three
large coolers,
*You can wish that other peo-
ple get hit by a hurricane and not
feel the least bit guilty about it.
*Your living room carpet
doubles as a slip and slide.
*You have 2-liter soft drink
bottles and milk jugs filled with
water in your freezer.
*Three months ago you
couldn't program your VCR; to-
day you can assemble a portable
generator by candlelight.
*You catch a 13-pound red
fish in your house.
*You can recite from memo-
ry whole portions of your home-
owner's insurance policy.
*Your house might be tane
mile from the St. Mary's River
but you still consider it riverfront
property.
*Your sister considers that
guy with three teeth, no hair and
a lisp sexy because he has a big


chai .e eaten tuna fish more
than five days inl a row.
*There is a roll of tar paper in
your dining room.
*You can rattle off the names
of three or more meteorologists
who work at the Weather Chan-
nel.
*Someone comes to your
door to tell you they found your
roof.
*Ice is a valid topic of con-
versation.
*Your drive-thru meal con-
sists of
MREs
DE OF and bot-
tied wa-

.ATTER re, Re-
locating
GERARD to South
Dakota
does not
seem like such a crazy idea.
*You spend more time on
your roof then in your living
room.
*A battery powered-TV is
considered a home entertain-
ment center.
*A pack of cheese crackers
and a bottle of water by candle-
light is a romantic meal.
*You have to take a boat
to your house from the "hard
road."
*Having a tree in your living
room does not necessarily mean
it's Christmas.
*If you have more than two
roles of toilet paper you consider
yourself rich.
*You know the difference be-
tween the good side of a storm
and the bad side.
*Your kids start school in
August and finish in July.
*You go to work early and
stay late just to enjoy the air con-
ditioning.
*Your garage smells like gas-
oline.
S*You're more concerned
about someone stealing your
generator then your car.
*You get excited when you
see a Clay or FPL truck< in your
neighborhood.
*You get really excited when
you see the cable guy.
*You can create memorable
meals with a canl of SPAM and
one gas burner.
*You are starting to enjoy the
smell of mildew.


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'Scoundrel' pilfers


scrap aluminum cans
Dear Editor:
The seniors at the Baker County Council on Aging are victims of
theft. After months of saving aluminum cans to cash in to get funds
for their activities, some uncaring person helped themselves to all of
them.
our seniors are living on a limited income, but they do things to earn
money for their activities. They have yard sales every few months,
which are a lot of work. They have been working on craft projects to
sell at the big Christmas Bazaar and Craft Show that is held on the first
Saturday of December. They sell sausage, rice and lima bean dinners
at the Baker County Faiir and other big events.
They have also been victimized in another way by thieves. Even
though the Council on Aging put locking gas caps on their vehicles,
two of those cars had the gas cap pried off and the gas was stolen from
them.
Because of the rising gas prices, our transportation department
has had to cut back on services. Transportation to and from the se-
nior center is provided daily, and transportation to doctors visits are a
necessity. The only way to cut back is on the trips the seniors take for
enjoyment and they are down to once a month.
No doubt the dirty rotten scoundrel who stole the stash of aluminum
cans and the gasoline is able to get around pretty well, and should
be out working for what he wants instead of taking from those who
have so little and already lost so much, such as their spouse and their
health.
You know who you are! Shame on You!
Darlene Rockefeller
Activities Director
SBaker Co. Council on Aging


becoming storm-savoy











nlext assessmlentl date afler a qluallfyinlg imlprovemnent, as defined by general 1aw, is mlade to such property.
Thereafter, such property shlall be assessedl as provided inl thlis subsection.
(4) Thle legislature may provide thatl surch property shall be assessed at just value as of the next
assessment dlate after al change of ownership or control, as dlefinedt by general law, inchlldinlg anly change of
ownership of thle legal entlity thant owns theu properly. Thlereafter, such property shanll be assessed as provided
in this surbsction,.
proide for g es C diis rlclto ls, orsilmprovements thoac apdipieorl dlalicb as pssd e-
nient,1 thle property shall be assessedl as providled inl this subsection.
(II) Thle legislature, bygenleral law andt subject to condaitions spSqrecifi~ed therin, n1Erobtte
cq(1sidleraltionl of thle following in the dletermnilationl of tile assessed( v~alle of real paperty used !orrmsidenlial
@i S (1) Anly chlange of mpllrovemlel nat mae for tile pulrpose of im?,4,~1~~provin.1e roperts esistanc e
o inimg Thle ilsnstalltionl of a renewable enargJy source dIevice.

ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE

Limitation on theas~sessed(evlue of ralr~operty used for residential purposes...
(al Tle epeal ofthe renewable energy source prooerty tax exemotion in Section 3 of Article VIl
shall I a, .-fi .. I u!pon agpprova~Lby thle voers
LD) ThLe am!dd 11ent t Section 4 of Article Vll authorizingtthe legislature to gorobi an increase
in thle assessed value of real proDerty se orrsienil uooe as the result of imFvn the Doevs
resistance to wind damage or installing a renewable energy source device shall take effect January i. 209_
No.4
AR STT UVIOSNE E AMENDEDN4
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 28
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)
Ballot Title:
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION OF PERPETUALLY CONSERVED LAND; CLASSIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT
OF LAND USED FOR CONSERVATION




aeuie Lgsu aue oh poieaua popen e ta rnrmp in for rea pdoebrty eenceuibered by prpeta cnsrer-
to provide for classification and assessment of land used for conservation purposes, and not perpetually
encumbered, solely on the basis of character or use. Subjects assessment benefit to conditions, Ilmitations'
and reasonable definitions established by general law. Applies to property taxes beginning in 2010.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION

SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.--
(a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclusively by it for municipal or public
pur (sesbsh Il be exmtm fomo taxation Atom ni 1piy,u hwi pret p outietmumicipait, pma obnesf
property as are used predominantly for educational, literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes may
be exempted by general law from taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family residing in this
state, household goods and personal effects to the value fixed by general law, not less than one thousand
dollars, and to every widow or widower or person who is blind or totally and permanently disabled, property
to the value fixed by general law not less than five hundred dollars,
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the
provisions of this subsection and general law, grant community and economic development ad valorem tax
exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses, as defined by general law. Such an
exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality, and only after the electors of the
county or municipality voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county or municipality to adopt
such ordinances. An exemption so granted shall apply to improvements to real property made by or for the
use of a new business and improvements to real property related to the expansion of an existing business
and shall also apply to tangible personal property of such new business and tangible personal property
related to the expansion of an existing business. The amount or limits of the amount of such exemption shall
be specified by general law. The period of time for which such exemption may be granted to a new business
or expansion of an existing business shall be determined by general law. The authority to grant such exemp-
tion shall. expire ten years from the date of approval by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be
renewable by referendum as provided by general law.
(d) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, there may be granted an ad
valorem tax exemption to a renewable energy source device and to real property on which such device is
mnstalle anod operad tot th value fixed bytogen raldlaw not to exceed the original cost of the device, and for
(e) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to
the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant historic preservation ad valorem tax exemptions to
owners of historic properties. This exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipal-
ity. The amount or limits of the amount of this exemption and the requirements for eligible properties must
be specified by general law. The period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a property owner
shall be determined by general law.
(f) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, twenty-five thousand dollars of
the assessed value of property subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from ad valorem
taxation.
(a) There shall bqahgPvateg an ad valore a xmto for real property dedicated in perpetu-
it orcnn rtiona prunes incluinto real onaro t ncumbered Iwnpernatual conservation easements or


THE BAKER COUNTYPRESS, Thursday, September 25, 2008 Pr
PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 4, 2008
NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an~ election will be
hleld inl eachl county inl Florida, onl Novemlber 4. 2008, for the ratification or rejectionl of proposed amend-
mlents to the Conlstitution of thle State of Florida.
No.1
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 2
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:
DECLARATION OFRIGHTS

Ballot Summary:
Pr~oposing al n aenldmlent to thle State Conlstitutioon to delete provisions authorizing the Legislature to regur-
late or prohlibit thle owynership, inhleritanlce, disposition, anld possession of real property by aliens ineligible
for citizenship.

Full Text-
ARTICLE I
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS

SECTION 2. Basic rights.--All natural persons, female and male alike, are equal before the law and have
inalienable rights, among which are the right to enjoy and defend life and liberty, to pursue happiness, to be
rewarded for industry, and to acquire, possess and protect propertyw-xeepttthaHhe-owiteship-iRheritne-
dispoesition-andtpossession oef eal-properttyb Byen-in ligbteReiftiensitip-m-e-regte d-rpeiie
by-law. No person shall be deprived of any right because of race, religion, national origin, or physical dis-
ability
No. 2-
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, NEW SECTION
(Initiative Petition)

BLOR DA MRRIAGE PROTECTION AMENDMENT




Thisamendment protects marriage as the legal union of only one man and one woman as husband and wife
and provides that no other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall
be valid or recognized.

Financial Impact Statement:
The direct financial impact this amendment will have on state and local government revenues and expendi-
tures cannot be determined, but is expected to be minor.
Full Text:
ARTICLE I, NEW SECTION
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS

Inasmuch as marriage is the legal union of only one man and one woman as husband and wife, no other
legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized,
No.3
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 AND 4
ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)
Ballot Title:
CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS NOT AFFECTING THE ASSESSED VALUE OF RESIDENTIAL REAL
PROPERTY

Ballot Summary:
Authorizes the Legislature, by general Cw, to prohibit consideration of changes or improvements to resi-
dential real property which increase resistance to wind damage and installation of renewable energy source
tep ics as fars in aes~sing te peroprer ys va ed for cad valorem taxation peur os s. Effective upon adop-

Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION

SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.-
(a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclusively by it for municipal or public
purposes shall be exempt from taxation. A municipality, owning property outside the municipality, may be
required by general law to make payment to the taxing unit in which the property is located. Such portions of
popxerty dsarbe used prdom noantl for educational, literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes may
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family residing in this

tote au fxdby Ieea rs natl ss h fv hnIre dlb al ot Iupa
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the
provisions of this subsection and general law, grant community and economic development ad valorem tax
exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses, as defined by general law. Such an
e doptornnmay ca irante onlonbu odnuanensof ithe eou dm o pr euiiaiy has onl atyo uhn lcaor 0 t e
such ordinances. An exemption so granted shall apply to improvements to real property made by or for the
use of a new business and improvements to real property related to the expansion of an existing business
and skill a~im 3pi1; to tan ib~e.personal property of such new business and tangible personal property
reljred 10 tree += pF.jinnon of ani existing business. The amount or limits of the amount of such exemption shall
be spe~cified bygeneral law. The period of time for which such exemption may be granted to a new business
or explihsiofi of ari existin])1)isid'iess shall be determined by general law. The authority to grant such exemp-
tion shall expire ten years from the date of approval by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be
renewable by referendum as provided general law.



~tefAnycouty o muicialit ma, fr the prose of its res ective tax lev and subject to
the provision o tiA sb euct n an g eneal law g ant historic preservation apd valorem tax exemptions to
owners of historic pro erties. This exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or rmunicipal-
ity. The amount or limits of the amount of this exemption and toe requirements for eligible properties must
be specified by general law. The period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a property owner
shall be determined by general law.
lel(1) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, twenty-five thousand dollars
of the assessed value of property subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from ad valorem
taxation-
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.--By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shall
secure a just valuation of all property for ad vatorem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to Florida's aquifers, or land used
exclusively for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classified by general law and assessed solely
ontebssb)c narN uan to neral law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and live.
stockbma be valued for tax ton at a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax purposes, or
ay(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have
their homestead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of this amend-
ment. This assessment shall change' only as provided in this subsection hereit.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection prevtrston shall be changed annually on January 1st
of each year; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urball consumers, U.S. City Average,
all items 1967=100, or successor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United
States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2 No assessment shall exceed just value.
assessed at just v lue8 csfJaur lown re fo0ain pere ru lesg s t p ovsonrof pargrrap (8) Ibe
Treftr thew ho~me edm a rp rt dha11 br insessd jsus v~au as ofJnuary 1st of the year fol-
lowing the establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment
shall only change as provided in this subsection htereit.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed
as provided for by general law; provided, however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction,
or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection hereit.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as pro-
vided by general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are severable. If any of the provisions of this amend-
ment shall be held unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court shall
not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this'amendment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any
subsequent year and who has received a homestead exem tion pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as
etite ta lav re n hmeteead asmeed at lss ta just vauestabthi mevsiof tihsea prov dnsteanduary
of 2008, a person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new
homestead assessed at less than just value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January
1, 2007. The assessed value of the newly established homestead shall be determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or e ualto the jutY value of the prior
homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was a andoned, assessed value
of the new homestead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser
of $500,000 or the difference between the just value and the assessed valug of the prior homestead as of
January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be
assessed as provided in this subsection hereiR.
2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior homestead as
of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new home"
stead shall be equal to the just value of the new homestead divided by the just value of the prior homestead
and multiplied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just
value of the new homestead and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to this sub-
shue dfeec etwe nhe justvalu ad te asesd v ue Iqal $w 00,0. Tahde aftebeth~echoeota d ht

p btssb. By gnra w and r be t ob radtio shpencifie herein, the Legislature shall provide for
(d) The legislature may, by general lawu, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions
of this subsection, allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic property may be
assessed solely on the basis of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the
j risdiction adopting the ordinance. The req uirements ~for eligible properties must be specified by general


(e) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the
assessed value of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that property
which results from the construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing living
quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the
owner's spouse if at least one of the grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62
years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of the prop-
erty.
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved.
(f) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real property, as
defined by general law, which contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limita-
tions set forth in subsections (a) through (c) shall change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assess-
ment provided by law; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assess-
ment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any change
of ownership of a legal entity that owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value as of the
next assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as
provided for by general law; however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improve-
ment, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that is not
subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (c) and (f) shall change only as
provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assess-
ment provided by law; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assess-
ment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the


nv on areu clsralr le~lle ulll v rltlaw.
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments. -By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shall

leure i utvae l o ato n al proer fora valoe tain, p bo Iqwu ele lly
on the basis of character or use
(b) As provided by general law and subject to conditions, limitations, and reasonable le defini-
tions specified therein, land used for conservation Durooses shail be classified by general law and assessed
solely onth orhuaur tro ge Ir law tangible personal properly held for sale as stock in trade and
livestock may be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax purposes,
or may be exempted from taxation.
(41(e) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have
their homestead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of this amend-
ment. This assessment shall change only as provided herein,
(1) Assessments subject to this provision shall be changed annually on January 1st of each
year; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year
al tms16 1Th0 psrcuenc ae n the Cronhsumer Pnice Icodexdfor anl urban t Isumrs, Ud.S. Cihty average,
States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be
assessed at just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless the provisions of, paragraph (8) apply.
Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1st of the year fol-
lowing the establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment
shall only change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed
as provided for by general law; provided, however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction,
or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as pro-
vided by general law.
S (7) The provisions of this amendment are severable. If any of the provisions of this amend-
ment shall be held unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court shall
no fec ri)pairAa rrseon I e talis nteh hao ensta s of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any
Subsequent year and who has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as
of January 1 of either of the two years immediately preceding the establishment of the new homestead is
entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revision is approved in January
of 2008, a person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new
homestead assessed at less than just value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January
1, 2007. The assessed value of the newly established homestead shall be determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or equal to the just value of the prior
homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value
of the new homestead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser
of $500,000 or the difference between the just value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of
January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be
asese as po e hurt vlue of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior homestead as
of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new home-
stead shall be equal to the just value of the new homestead divided by the just value of the prior homestead
and multiplied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just
value of the new homestead and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to this sub-
subparag raph is greater than $500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so that
the difference between the just value' and the assessed value equals $500,000. Thereafter, the homestead
shall be assessed as provided herein.
b. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature shall provide for
application of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person.
(alftl The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provi-
sions of this subsection, allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic property
may be assessed solely on the basis of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply only
to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible properties mist be specified by gen-
eral law.
flfe) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the
assessed value of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that property
which results from the construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing living
quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the
owner's spouse if at least one of the grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62
years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of the prop-
erty
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved.
(ghtf For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real property, as.
defined by general law, which contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limita-
tions set forth in subsections (a) through gil(e) shall change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assess-
ment prov ded by law; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assess-
ment for e toI) ejhsm t shal exe lotist valuerl, as defined by general law, including any change
of ownership of a legal entity that owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value as of tle
next assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as
pmrovidtehdef bpyedenea Illaw;a ews dr, afe o idaddj set bosr 1ll change, addition, reduction, or improve-
U1(g For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that is not
subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (dl~e) and (ghtY shall change only
as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assess-
ment provided by law; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assess-
ment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the
next assessment date after a qualifying improvement, as defined by general law, is made to such property.
Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the nex
assessment date after a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any change of
ownership of the legal entity that owns the property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided
in this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as
provided for by general law; however, after thle adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or imlprove-
ment, the property shall be assessed as provided in thlis subsection.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE

SECT10N 28. Properly tax exemption and classilicati~oua~adasegamuentoutild usad1
conservation pupops~es. Tle amen~ndmn toletion 3 of Article jLt~!ietliiig9 1~~*Planlesaio tanv acLertll
tax exerittion fpr reall.property dedicated in pe~rpetuity for co!!servatiollpurpgosetaliddile amerldixiit~to
Section 4of Atcle V1l requiringl~and used fo~rconservation! purposno besiassifiasl~ed~ general low and
assessedy_ooeton the basis of charatoru~epD ueorursLoltd_valo~tei!llLyholall t ake_efl ectUPort
appCoVl~,Ly th ~ ~L~e lectradll shl eIpemnelh uary~l, 2()1D Thts ectiotn ldlikd~efit~ilQun.
agg~roval of theelectors


.
b. Land that is accessible to the Dublic and used for vessel launches into waters that are navi-
Marinas nd drystacks that are o en to the public
Water-deaoendent marine manufacturing facilities, commercial fishing facilities, and marine
n oitcur and repair facilities and their support acti s


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and reasonable definitions as specified by the legislature by general law.


ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE

ssessA ment of working waterfront property.--The amendment to Section 4 of Article Vll provid-


No. 8
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 9
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)
Ballot Title:
LOCAL OPTION COMMUNITY COLLEGE FUNDING.

Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to require that the Legislature authorize counties to levy
a local option sales tax to supplement community college funding; requiring voter approval to levy the tax;
providing that approved taxes will sunset after 5 years and may be reauthorized by the voters.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 9. Local taxes.--
(a) Counties, school districts, and municipalities shall, and special districts may, be authorized.
by law to levy ad valorem taxes and may be authorized by general law to levy other taxes, for their respective:
purposes, except ad valorem taxes on intangible personal property and taxes prohibited by this constitution..
(b) Ad valorem taxes, exclusive of taxes levied for the payment of bonds and taxes levied for
periods not longer than two years when authorized by vote of the electors who are the owners of freeholds
therein not wholly exempt from taxation, shall not be levied in excess of the following millages upon the
assessed value of real estate and tangible personal property: for all county purposes, ten mills; for all
municipal purposes, ten mills; for all school purposes, ten mills; for water management purposes for the
northwesteportion ofth ostathe lyiang oe o t oe i es b t Tn aagstoandd tohre at r0.05 mill ifo water i

lag puhr t ead bylawc apovd by note cp t e elctswh naae ,Tneer o fre t ld to rei no ddll
tional taxes within the limits fixed for municipal purposes.
(c) Coun~tIes served by an open-access public institution whose Drimary mission ;
and re consibility i clides orovidina lower level undergraduate instruction and awarding associate degrees.
shill he a thorizb ri toelsa ao loca o ton Iae ia~oc suets dthbe tuhndn ofTshe in cuto. oTDh na


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CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 4
ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)

SEoStST .T OF WORKING WATERFRONT PROPERTY BASED UPON CURRENT USE


Br vdtes fo amsaersment based upon use of land used predominantly for Commercial fishing purposes; land
used for vessel launches into waters that are navigable and accessible to the public; marinas and drystacks
that are open to the public; and water-dependent marine manufacturing facilities, commercial fishing facill-
ties, and marine vessel construction and repair facilities and their support activities, subject to conditions,
limitations, and reasonable definitions specified by general law.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION

SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.--By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shall
secure a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation, provided.
exclusively for nomeca u e reaat onad pnrose ma bee lacs ife boy gnra I wu san laeddsse soel
on the basis of character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and live-
stock may be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax purposes, or
may be exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have
their homestead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date o; this amend-
ment. This assessment shall change only as provided herein.
(1) Assessments subject to this provision shall be changed annually on January 1st of each
year; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average.
all items 1967=100, or successor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United
States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
No assessment shall exceed just value.

absese at jush dau sof au aly o hdes Ipo l g yde r, uls he pvs on of pargrrp (8)s aplb
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January Ist of the year fol- '
lowing the esta lishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment
shall only change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed
as provided for by general law; provided, however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction,
or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as pro-
vided by general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are severable. If any of the provisions of this amend-
ment shall be held unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court shall
not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this amendment.
subsequent year and pwh0hnas riej db hmasnt d exm tio npusu nntuto Seto 96 ofrt~h Artcl~eofsa
ofa hay1~ ofthehreof te tw yaelar mm diatel yssp ding ttha estab 8shen ofnth enpew hodm steandu asr
of 2008, a person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new
homestead assessed at less than just value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January
1, 2007. The assessed value of the newly established horriestead shall be determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or equal to the just value of the prior
homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value
of the new homestead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser
of $500,000 or the difference between the just value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of
January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned.. Thereafter, the homestead shall be
assessed as provided herein.
2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior homestead as
of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new home-
stead shall be equal to the just value of the new homestead divided by the just value of the prior homestead
and multiplied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just
value of the new homestead and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to this sub-
subparagraph is greater than $500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so that
the difference between the just value and the assessed value equals $500,000. Thereafter, the homestead
shall be assessed as provided herein.
b. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature shall provide for
application of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person.
(d) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions
of shs sbs ctonn allwc nt es and mrunicupalities hocahuthaoriz byuojedinansae that h stoi pmopet myh be
jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general
law.
(e) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the
assessed value of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that properly
which results from the construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing living
quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the
owner's spouse if at least one of the grandparents or parents for whom the Irving quarters are provided is 62
year of e agees ol u aucs ses value reeruetn fom c tuecto nor construction of the prop-
erty.
() For anl lves eo h tha coldrct cofe easrosm t sof rms dn ial real property, as
defined by general law, which contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limita-

ment erto ded y lw ub chs chnen a su ub nts sallnt ex dten ecseut s1% fth se
ment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
of ownership ofa lea ecttythan own et e pr pect 2suc brprthal leb as e at jt vauec cso'he
next assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as
provided for by general law; however, after the adjustment for any change, addition. reduction, or improve-
ment, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
S(g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that is not
slibject to the assessment limitations selforth in solsections (a) through' (c) and (f) hall change only as'
provided in this subsection,
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shatI be changed annually on the date of assess-
ment provided by law; but those changes in assessments shali not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assess-
ment fo h Noe asessment shall exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the
next assessment date after a qualifying improvement, as defined by general law, is made to such property.
Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. ft
(4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of te next
assessment date after a change of ownership or control, as de ined by general law, including any change of
ownership of the legal entity that owns the property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided
in this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as
provided for by general law; however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improve-
ment, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(h)(1) The assessment of the following working waterfront properties shall be based upon the
current use of the property:
a. Land used predominantly for commercial fishing purposes.


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TO the VOterS Of Baker County:



111 my firSt year as sheriff I will reduce crime by no
leSS than 10% above that which has already been es-
tabhished..

In my second year as sheriff I will again reduce crime
by no less than 10% above that which has already
been established.

FOr the first four years I will put SO% of my paycheck
back into the infrastructure of the sheriff's de artment
RS an investment to make a profit, to reduce the bud-

get,

'I will utilize my programs to help reduce the land tax
on Baker County taxpayers.



There will be 2 options to use as a
direct food bill redlc~tion.

There mill be 3 furel bill reduction

planS.

There mill be 4 crime redurction plans.

There will be 5 energy reduction




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An 18-year-old Glen St. Mary -the school's north side. A
man was arrested September student, age 15, allegedly bro
20 and charged with harboring the bag to school and stash
an underage girl at his patents' in the mulch.
home, apparently without their
knowledge.
b eo r oa Mdso wico cwas n C
tributing to the delinquency of Ca g
the 15-year-old girl, who had A Macclenny woman
been reported missing by her claims she was struck
grandm'other. The girl alleg- pushed to the concrete floi
edly said she was sick, and left a carport on September 15
the Wildcatidgamn' t Memonial day later asked police not te
Stdim riay nigh wihM. a domestic battery comp
Modestowicz after being in the against her ex-husband.
company of a friend, who then Karen Lipnick, 42, told D
informed her parents. ty Chris Walker she fell ont
Deputy Patrick McGauley floor and that ~Edward Lipl
said he made multiple attempts 45, had nothing to do with ;
to contact the suspect, who was sions the officer noted earlil
identified by the girl's friend, her left side and hip area.
and went to his residence on exlidshmaetea
Glenwood Dr. where no one an- copinthteacse
swere the oor.because she was upset he
The officer received a tip her property at his residence
shortly after hat rlr. Mo esso North 40 Circle off CR 23AP
wi~c an thegir wer inide Deputy Walker intervi~
the house, allohie ag ind cad the accused shortly after
t sspet w italy deid imtial complaint, and he sa.
knowing her whereabouts. When pse e u ftehu
advised of the penalties for har- ter she struck him several ti
bornestao nawa njuen l, c rl After first refusing to talk tl
officer, he was interview
phone to the girl. phone and denied the ex-w
She told the officer she had
version of events.
not contacted family or friends Deputy Walker also got
because she did not want to get flicting stories frt~m ano
into troeo.etassadhsp- couple involved in an.alt~
Th sspctalo ai hs r tion, this one iri the early m
en seere ta rdstneed ing hours of September 20.
Shirley Barton, 41, said
false. When interviewed, they badGog,2 srch
said they were unaware the girl the face and pushed her du~
spent the night there. an argument at the resident
The teen was returned to her tehsadsmte f
grandmother, who has custody Rd. south of Sanderson. Th
of er.. ficer noted Ms. Barton smn
In another case involving ju-
vnls hrte m~al os u na a
clenny were charged with mis-
demeanor marijuana possession
on Sp em er 1. 6924 esdSnlt
John Staples, principal of the CLlnrrYafR2Q

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ton he was tipped off by another SEI VEf
student, who said she was shown WJEDDINGS GRADUATIONS RUB
a plastic bag with pot seeds. ^NNOUNCEMENTS I
Mr. Staples said he observed
that student and another one,
both 14 years old, pull the bag
from under a mulch layer near I


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strongly of alcohol when inter-
viewed late that morning.
Mr. Barton countered that his
wife fell several times while try-
ing to get at him about 3:00 am,
and that she had been living inl a
tent in the back yard of the resi-
dence. Deputy Walker also noted
Mr. Barton had a black eye, and
explained he ran into a door.
*Mark Julseth, 42, of Mac-
clenny was arrested for domes-
tic assault and battery follow-
ing a violent confrontation with
a step-daughter, age 16, at his
residence off Independence Dr.
about midnight on September
16.
Mr. Julseth wits accused by
his wife Candy, 38, and another
step-daughter of striking the girl
and pushing her to the floor dur-
ing an argument over the youth
failing to do household chores.
The accused had just returned
from a night of drinking and
playing pool, the wife told Dep-
uty Wayne Lirmbaugh.
The step-daughter injured her
hand striking Mr. Julseth in an'
attempt to push him away.
*In another complaint for bat-
tery, a 50-year-old female patient
at Northeast Florida State Hos-
pital is accused of attempting
to strike and pushing employee
Rebecca Hilley of Glen St. Mary
during an interview the morning
of September 16.


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money ba d-back totals
$510,000.
Ms. Richardson said she ex-
pects the fund balance to go
down even more this year, due
to reduced revenues.
"If you have a rainy day fund,
it's for times just like this," she
sai .d
One area of rising costs is en-
eg Thos codstsst tve dt 611d
eight years.
But despite a continued rise in
gas and diesel prices, overall en-
ergy prices only went up $80,000
from the 2006-07 school year to
the 2007-08 school year.
"That's not a huge increase
over the past year," said Ms.
Richardson
With record high oil prices
gas costs more than doubled,
bringing total costs to $48,000,
and diesel spiked by $155,000.
"Transportation is very ex-
pensive," Ms. Richardson said.
Despite an increase of
$180,000 in fuel costs, a larger
increase was mitigated by de-
clining electrical costs.
Richardson attributes the al-
most $100,000 saved in electri-
cal costs to two things. The dis-
trict makes an effort to turn off
all electrical equipment and air
conditioning in the afternoon.
But a new system installed at
Westside Elementary may brino
the most savings.
The district hired Siemens
to install a new thermal energy
storage unit at the school, which
does the air conditioning at night
- taking advantage of off-peak
rates. The unit makes ice, which
is then used during the day to
cool the school.
_sa ing6 %0ry at are approxi-
Still, energy costs are up
significantly from the 2001-02
school year, when they totaled
$725,000. Last year they shot up
to $1,481.599.


DUI charge after near

CraSh in front of offcer
A Jacksonville woman was arrestedl for drunk driving after nearly
crashing into another vehicle in a school zone being monitored by
Sgt. Thomas Dyall the morning of September 18.
The deputy was standing beside his patrol car at CR 125 and Madi-
son St. when he saw a speeding silver vehicle being driven by the
suspect, later identified as Misty Smith, 25. -
Usinlg a radar device, Sgt. Dyal determined the vehicle was mov-
ing at 84 mph as it approached another one entering the active school
zone.
According to the deputy's report, the speeding driver had to slam
onl the brakes and veer to the right to avoid rear-ending the other ve-
hicle
Ms. Smith was pulled over and as Sgt. Dyal approached, he noted
a strong odor of alcohol on the suspect, who was crying and said she
didn't have a driver's license.
The deputy then attempted to have Ms. Smith perform field sobri-
ety exercises, which were delayed by more crying and cursing about
her shoes. The suspect also interrupted the deputy several times as he
recited her Miranda rights.
When asked to perform the exercises, Sgt. Dyal said Ms. Smith
became angry and advised that she'd stolen her mother's car the day
before and had been smoking crack and drinking beer all night.
After failing to complete a "walk and turn" exercise properly and
refusing to continue the exercises, Ms. Smith was arrested. She faces
a DUI charge and received citations for reckless driving and driving
while license suspended. She also had an outstanding contempt of
court warrant from Clay County.
*Adam Christmas of Hassie Johns Rd. in Taylor was arrested on
an outstanding warrant and cited for driving on a license suspended
four times September 15.
Deputy Michael Lagle observed Mr. Christmas get into a truck
about 9:40 pm at the Amoco gas station at US 90 and 6th St. The
officer knew the suspect didn't have a valid license due to previous
contact with him.
Mr. Christmas was pulled over on 6th St. and a check with dispatch
confirmed his license was suspended and he had a warrant from Wal
ton County for worthless checks.
*Charles "Chuck" Gurnsey, 29, of S. Clinton St. in Glen was ar-
rested September 20 for violating his license suspension, which only
permitted driving for work-related purposes. He was pulled over on
North Blvd. for speeding about 9:00 am.
*Thaddus Walker, 18, of Mississippi was arrested for driving with-
out a Florida license on W. Lowder St. September 21 after a deputy
spotted him speeding about 3:30 pm. Mr. Walker presented the offi-
cer with an expired Mississippi license that was suspended for failure
to appear mn court.


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Arrest madde i robbery at


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A Macclenny man was jailed during the early morning hours of
September 16 after a victim identified him as the person who took her
purse at knife point during a robbery on MLK Dr.
Sherrie Padgett, 31, of Glen St. Mary told police she was confront-
ed by an Hispanic male about 2:30 while walking along the street.
She declined his offer to purchase crack, and instead asked to use his
cell phone before he took off with her purse.
She later identified the robber as Joshua Cuervas, 21.
The suspect was collared by Deputy Wayne Limbaugh at the cor-'
ner of Minnesota and 7th St. n the same southwest section of the city
based on a description by Ms. Padgett. She was brought to the scene
and identified the suspect in person and via a driver's license photo.
He was booked for robbery with a weapon, a first-degree felony,
and possession of a screwdriver thought to be a burglary tool. The
second count is a third-degree felony.
Ms. Padgett told Deputy Jerald Peterson that just prior to the rob-
bery, the suspect was joined by a black female who claimed to be his
wife and called him by his first name. The victim said Mr. Cuervas
slapped the woman in the face "and told her not to worry about it."
She said her assailant took her wallet out of the purse~as he ran
away, then threw it to the ground along with the knife that was re-
covered.
Deputy Peterson said he personally knew Mr. Cuervas and went to
his house on MLK, where he was given permission to search. Shortly
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BUDG-ET HEAR(If -

The Baker County Board of County Commis-
sioners has tentatively adopted a budget for
200,8-2009.


A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION
On the budget AND TAXES will be held on:



Septm 29 200

at 5:01 p.m.

at the

COunty Admninistration Building

55 N. Third St.

Macclenny, FL 32063


BUDGET SUMMARY
~BAKER COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009

THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE BAKER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ARE 19.7% MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S OPERATING EXPENDITURES


MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE $2,315,783.00 $1,043,106.00 $430,100.00 ,$3,788,989.00
TOTAL SOURCES $11,167,063.00 $6,747,109.00 .$6,860,756.00 $61,1371.00 $24,836,065.00
-5% -$472,557.00 -$221,126.00 -$119,366.00 -$813,049.00
TRANSFERS IN $72,085.00 $2,118,411.00 $921,265.00 $3,111,761.00
FUND BALANCES/RESERVES $1,353,449.00 $1,793,345.00 $1,697,915.00 $4,844,709.00
TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS & BALANCE! $12,120,040.00 $10,437,739.00 $9,360,570.00 $61,137.00 $31,979,486.00
EXPENDITURES:
GENERAL GOVERNMENT $4,254,646.00 $126,430.00 $4,381,076.00
PUBLIC SAFETY $1,448,767.00 $6,763,247.00 $8,212,014.00
PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT $592,741.00 $971,173.00 $1,563,914.00
COURT RELATED $306,645.00 $1,527,268.00 $1,833,913.00
TRANSPORTATION $9,360,570.00 $9,360,570.00
ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT $55,655.00 $700,500.00 $756,155.00
HUMAN SERVICES $2,446,849.00 $61,137.00 $2,507,986.00
CULTURE/RECREATION $528,215.00 $277,036.00 $805,251.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURES $9,633,518.00 $10,365,654.00 $9,360,570.00 $61,137.00 $29,420,879.00
TRANSFERS OUT $2,486,522.00 $72,085.00
TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES/RESERVE $12,120,040.00 $10,437,739.00 $9,360,570.00 $61,137.00 $31,979,486.00

THE TENTATIVE ADOPTED ANDIOR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, September 25, 2008 Page 6




Librasrysesup sction on Florida

CON~SOliddte vlr~res *0/& N the Sunsh~IneI1 S~tate inl the SeonldJIIY Yf2~loor reerne oo


and a place called Hongry Land,
an area where Seminole Indians
practically starved while being
detained before their forced.re-
location to Arkansas.
One wonderful resource
is the collected essays of Jeff
Klinkenberg, called Seasons of
Real Florida. Mr. Klinkenberg
is a long-time award winning
features writer for the St.
dI Petersburg Times and has
devoted much of his ca-
reer to writing about his
beloved Florida culture.
His essays preserve a re-
cord of the memorable
people, places, traditions
and events unique to
south Florida which no
longer exist or are rapidly
disappearing because of
modern development.
"If you have a desire
to know about the state,
there is something here
fris eatbou ever ea
man. "New additions will
be added on an on-going
basis to expand the col-
lection."
For more information
on the nw Eloriydaa ser

....Library, visit the reference
room on the second floor
NNIGAN Or call the library at 259-
6464. Listen to the menu
and choose option #5.


BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
;Press Sta~ff
When librarian Judy Pittman
was faced with the task of cre
ating some much needed sace
on the second floor of the Em-
ily Taber Library, she came up
with a solution that was both
simple and beneficial-to library
patrons
"It started out
Primarily as a way
to clear some space
9n the shelves for

hewsaid u th it
b gan to evolve "
:eMs. Pittman
decided to consoli-
date all the library r
holdings dealing
Specifically with
the state of Florida 1
into a centralized
area.
Librarian Di-
anek dhitiln also
Pittman on the
project. She be-
gan searching the .
library's data base 44
for books with
Fi enrdta lated ~I
piling a list of the
books and their
locations.
"Most of the
books were al-
leady in the library, but scat-
tered throughout the holdings,"
said Ms. Pittman.
Between helping patrons and
students and performing her
other duties, Ms. Pittman began
pulling books from the shelves.
There was a surprising number
of volumes and it took about a
peek to search, locate and pull
them all. A large number had to
be re-labeled with an FL (Flori-
da) designation-
SNext came the decision of
where the collection would go.
it was decided that it would be
ho::sedi h lbar's :':??:::
be~devoted to thes-iew Florida -
section-
Typically, reference books
don't circulate, which means
i(hey cannot be checked out. Al-
though the reference room al-
i-eady contained a small collec-
tion of Florida reference books,
the new Florida section will still
Circulate.
The books are strictly non-
fiction and feature categories on
B variety of subjects. According
~to Ms. Pittman, some of the most
igccessed are those on the flora
and fauna of Florida, including
birds, animals, trees, flowers
dnd insects.
:-The travel section is also
popular and contains books on
different regions and specific lo-
cations such as the Keys, St. Au
gustine and The Everglades.
"If you want to become famil-
iar with Florida's hiking trails or
plan stops along the way between
inajor tourist destinations during
a vacation, there are books here

adeon ng, lnMcapn nmad
cooking are also popular. The
collection contains a copy of
That Special Taste of Florida,
the best selling cookbook in
the state. Inside are 400 recipes
from Florida's premiere restau-
i-ants and hotels, adapted for
the average person to prepare in
their own kitchen.
'There are also more practi-
cal resources. If patrons need to
know the divorce laws specific
to Florida, want to see practice
guides to the FCAT or under-
stand the state's water manage~
inent plan for the next five years'
the Florida section can help you
get started.
Of course, there are books
COn historical topics. The state
has a rich history, from prehis-
toric times to the present, and
these resources are some of the
most commonly consulted by
patrons.


1geS InCOTec~t...
The ages of Jack Baker III
land Julie Michaud at the time
of an accident involving DUI
appeared were incorrect in last
yveek's edition of The Batker
County Press. Mr. Baker was 19
at the time of the accident and
Ms. Michaud was 378.


According to Ms. Pit-tman, a
middle school teacher assigned
her class a project to research
the small towns and commu-
nities that dot the vast Florida
landscape.
"I thought that was a great way
to teach students about Florida's
diverse regions, to show that the
state is so much more than Dis-


Wild Man. .
There are books on the con-
stellations seen just in the Flori-
da night sky, on cracker culture
and how current towns got their
names.
Florida Place Names lists
current towns, cities and related
areas in the state alphabetically
and gives explanations of the


A patron browses in the new Floridla section of the Emily Taber Library.
PHOnro BY KELLEY IA


ney World and Miami," said Ms.
Pittman.
One of the most unusual
books in the collection and the
most popular single book is
Weird Flor~ida by Charlie Car-
son
It showcases many of the
state's oddities and best kept se-
crets, such as Castle Otttis (the
spelling is correct), an authentic
castle inspired by those built in
Ireland 1000 years ago located
just off highway A1A above
St. Auoustine. There is also the
mysterious Miami Circle, which
is thousands of years old. Some
:e:iev it isbe he rmin s: o
(othiers:diffiniss it as a daefuricitl
septic tank). And then there is
the monument sanctioned by the
Florida Legislature and dedi-
cated to the invaluable contribu-
'tions of the opossum to the de-
velopment of the state.
Weird Florida lists loca-
tions where you can see build
ings shaped like alligators and
ice cream cones. It also gives a
run-down on haunted houses,
schools and hospitals or places
that simply have unusual names
such as Bloody Bucket Road.
It even tells you where you
can visit a grave that contains
only the head of Lewis Powell,
a man who conspired with John
Wilkes Booth in the assassina-
tion of President Abraham Lin-
coln.
Baker County gets a plug in
this fun book because of its most
infamous resident, the Taylor


origins of such places as Pull
And Be Damned Creek, the
twin towns of Romeo and Juliet


TRANSPORTATION FUND


HEALTH DEPT.


TOTL


$5,685,823.00
$715,000.00
$2,601,947.00
$206,500.00
$10,855,848.00
$718,928.00
$2,500.00
$260,530.00


GENERAL REVENUE FUND


SPECIAL REVENUE FUND


$3,566,916.00

$13,038.00

$1,779,121.00
$130,328.00


REVENUE:
TAXES MILLAGE PER
AD VALOREM 1 7.4397
FRANCHISE FEES
SALES AND USE TAXES
LICENSE AND PERMITS
INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVENUE
CHARGES FOR SERVICES
FINES AND FORFEITS
COURT RELATED REVENUE


:1000


$61,137.00


$2,057,770.00
$715,000.00
$1,561,329.00
$106,500.00
$3,775,651.00
$586,600.00
$2,500.00
$45,930.00


$1,027,580.00
$100,000.00
$5,301,076.00
$2,000.00


$214,600.00







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early on September 2,1.
The fight broke out about
4:00 am at a birthday party at-
tended by the two off C.W. Webb
Rd. in Macclenny. Both women
have a history of animosity, ac-
cording to the report by Deputy
Wayne Limnbaugh. Ms. Zeigler is
charged with grabbing Ms. Rob-
erts by the hair and ramming her
head on a vehicle, striking her
repeatedly with a closed fist and
kneeing her in the face.
Ms. Roberts, admitted biting
her assailant on the finger, but
said it was in self-defense.
She was named in a criminal
complaint fo~r striking Phoebe
Nipper, 27, in the face with a
beer bottle, and a second com-
plaint cited Ms. Nipper for fight-
ing with Ms. Roberts, who was
later released from the hospital.




,ith ued


Baker County's
Social Dance
Club
Final dance

Tuesday, Se0pt mber 30,

Macclenny Women's Club
Cover charge $8
Manyi thanks to our dancingg
friends" andt to thle Woman's Club
for therir assistance and~ support.


*III


Stolen T Vs found

While recovering a number items stolen in Balker County, shezriffs
investigator Steve Harvey also recovered two televisions reported sto-
len in Georgia, which led to the arrlest September 16 of a Macclenay
man for dealing inl stolen property.
Twelve days before the arrest, Investigator Har~vey recovered the :
televisions from the Taylor home of William Daniel on Pleasant
Grove Church Rd. Mr. Daniel said about six months earlier, Matthew
Hunter, 23, of Cardinal Lane in Macclenlny and Brandon Johnson,
27, of Hilltop Rd. in Sanderson brought over the TVs and wanted
to sell them for $800. He said Mr. Hunter claimed ownership of the
property.
According to the deputy's report, Mr. Daniel paid $600 to Mr.
Hunter for the televisions with the promise to pay $200 more at a
later date.
When interviewed, Mr. Johnson said Mr. Hunter stole them from a
friend's house in Georgia and wanted help selling them. And while he
said he rode with Mr. Hunter to Mr. Daniel's residence, Mr. Johnson
said he was not involved in the sale.
A check of the serial number on one television matched that of one
reported stolen in a residential burglary in Charlton County, Ga. Both
units found here matched descriptions given to the Charlton County
Sheriff's Office.
Mr. Hunter was located at his parents' house and taken to the sher-
iff's office annex, where he denied any knowledge of the stolen prop-
erty and submitted to a truth verification examine.
Results of the examine showed deception whenI Mr. Hunter was
asked if he sold the televisions to Mr. Daniel, and if he knew who sold
the televisions to Mr. Daniel.
He faces a felony dealing in stolen property charge.
In another out-of-state theft case, Macclenny resident Bobby Cornn
Jr. reported his green 1999 Honda sedan stolen from the Wal-Mart
Supercenter parking lot while he was in Jacksonville.
The victim said he left the vehicle about 6:15 am on September 16
and discovered it gone at 3:45 pm.
The surveillance video from the parking lot showed an unidenti-
fied male in a white shirt pulling up behind the vehicle in a white
1995 Honda sedan about 9:30 that morning. The suspect lifted his
hiood and occasionally approached the green Honda before entering it
and driving away about 10:00 am.
r The white Honda left at the scene was registered to an owner in
Michigan. It was processed for evidence, inventoried and towed.
I In other thefts reported this week:
9 Police are also investigating the theft of a moonshine still from
Heritage Park valued at $1500.
SA park employee reported the theft to the sheriff's department Sep-
~ember 19 about 3:00 pm after coming to work and discovering the
0O-pound copper still missing. *
SIt was last seen three days before.
*~ James Doss of 8239 Thomas Sweat Rd. in Sanderson returned
home from work the afternoon of September 17 to find the padlock
ni his back door cut. Once inside he noticed a large bucket of change
exissmng from a bedroom. Mr. Doss suspected a female house guest
fiay have taken the roughly $400 in coins, but when contacted she
denied committing the crime.
& Linda Gibson of 10623 W. St. Mary's Circle in Macclenny report-
qdsomeone took her purse from her unlocked car overnight Septem-
er16-17. Among the items in the purse were credit and debit cards,
~river's license and Social Security card.
* Jimmie Frederick of 708 Chipshot Drive in Macclenny said a
$300 I-Pod ~was, taken~from his unlock~edvehicle the~ same night.


2008 BAKER COUNTY FAIR ASS~OC
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OCTOBER 3- 11
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~~ FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3 Sunlight/Midnight n
.4' Gate Admission $5 Doors Open at 6:00 p
4 ErlyBir Manes frm6 p.m. to 8 p .m. Disoun Ticket
Early Bir Madness from 80 p.m. to 1 a.m. $20 Armb
Q United States Championship Wrestling 7:30
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4 FAMILY DAY ON TI
Gate Admission $5 Doors Open at 1 p.m. Close a
1 p.m. to 5p.m. Kids of All Ages Pay $10 Armban
i 46 p.m. to Midnight $20 Armband all Ride
United States Championship Wrestling 7:30
Singer Stephanie Rene

SUND~AYd, O~,:~~CTOER5- HRC
~Doors Open at 2 p.m.
$15 Armband all Rides

/ ~MONDAY, OCTOBER 6 DISCOUNT RIDE TI
Gate Admission $5 Doors Open at 6 p.m. Close
i 46 p.m. to 11 p.m. Discount Ride Ticket~
f Beauty Contest 7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7 YOUTH DA
t ~Gate Admission $5 Doors Open at 6j p.m. Close
i 6 p.m. to close $15 Armband all Rides or $13 with $2
HYPNOTIST Kevin Stone Rowdy Rooster Pu]
i Horses, Horses, Horses Show

C ~WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8 BAKER COUNTY S'
Gate Admission $5 Doors Open at 6 p.m. Close
i 6 p.m. to close Discount Ride Tickets or $15 Armband
i ~HYPNOTIST Kevin Stone Rowdy Rooster Pu]
i Horses, Horses, Horses Show
i ~THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9 DISCOUNT RIDE T
Gate Admission $5 Doors Open at 6 p.m. Close
() 6 p.m. to Close Discount Ride Tickets or $15 A
HYPNOTIST Kevin Stone Rowdy Rooster Pu]
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A criminal complaint f~or
battery was filed September 16
against a 15i-year-old girl for
beating her younger sister while
several relatives stood by and
egged her on.
The allegation came to light
when a counselor at Baker
County Middle School noted
scratches and bruising near the
right eye of the 12-year-old vic-
tim, who reportedly was arguing
with her older sister over sweep-
ing the floor in their home off
Steel Bridge Rd. the previous
evening.
The sisters then came outside
where their step-mother, step-
brother andr unc~~le were drinking
beer, and the mother told them
if they wepre going to fight, they
would have to do so outside.
"[The step-motherl told them
that they could not fight in the
house but they could hit, bite,
pull hair, pinch and whatever
else they wanted to do while
in the yard," reads the report
by Deputy Tracie Benton, the
BCMS campus officer who in-
terviewed the girls.
It was then that both sisters
said the older one pulled her
sister to the ground repeatedly,
then struck her about the face to
show her she was badderr" than
the younger one. She also placed
a knee on the victim's chest, re-
stricting her ability to breathe.
Both girls affirmed the oth-
ers stood nearby "laughing and
cussing" while goading the older
sister on. The girls' father was in
the home asleep at the time.
Deputy Benton notified the
Department of Children and
Families about the incident, and
the state attorney's office will
determine if the older girl merits
criminal charges.
In another battery case,
Tabitha Zei'gler, 35, of Macclen-
ny was charged with causing in-
juries to Selena Roberts, 35, of .
Glen St. Mary serious enough
that she was taken to the emer-
gency room at Fraser Hospital








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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10 -MIDNIGHT MADNESS
Gate Admission $8 Includes Rodeo Doors Open at 6 p.m. Close at 1 a.m.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Discounzt Tickets
Early Bird Madness from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. $20 Armband all Rides
Midnight Madness from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. $15 Armband all Rides
HYPNOTIST Kevin Stone Rowdy Rooster Puppet Show
Horses, Horses, Horses Show
RODEO RODEO RODEO at 7:30 p.m.
Gate Admission $8 Includes Rodeo Doors Open at 1 y.m. Close at Midnight
1 p.m. to 5p.m. Kids of All Ages Pay $10O Arm and all Rides
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Gospe/s~ing~p Se 26
The Roadl to Ca~lvary Church
in Glen st. Mary will hold a
gospel sing: September 26, at
7:30 pml. The public is invited
to, shareL a~n evening of goodl old
gospel singing andc snacks a~fter-
ward.

Rev/iva~lzrin Maxvill
The First Baptist Church
of Maxville invites everyone
to attend its revival September
28-October 1. Sunday 's ser-
vices will be at 11:00 am and
6:00 pm, with the services on
Monday through Wednesday
beginning at 7:30 pm.




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COng reg GEORGI
Holiness Church
CR 127 N., Sanderson, FL
Sunday School l0:00 am
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Evening Prayer Sery. 7.30 pm
Pastor: Oral LyonS

D)INKINS NEb'
CONGR~EC'ATIONAL

CQK 127 N. of Sanlderson
Stniday Schoolr 10:00I am
Sunday rgomin Seivic~e I 1:00 an\
Sunday Night~ Sencr~e 6:00( gun
Ved.l Nighlt Service 0 m
Where Everyone is Somnebody and
Jesus iis the Leader

Pastor Rev. Emie Terrell


In Loving Memory
Of
Jimmie Osteen
8/25/54-9/28/06

Yont lived ylour l~ife one dav at
ar tim~e. Th1e w~ordls your shared ~
Wer~e alwavN\S ki~ld. Your loved
IIS all W'ith Voltr Wh'lOle Ilenr~t. It
saddlrens urs to be apart, anld for-
ever w'e hold you in2 our1 heartS.
Today~ your stand inz God's bright
lig~ht, watching over urs day anzd
light. Inl our hearts you will
remain, until the dlay we meet
again ... forever your love wdl
live in our hearts and the hearts
of those your touched. We are
grateful to God for blessing our
lives with the beautiful gift of
you. We miss you, more than
you can imagine.
LOVE,
YOUR FAMILY
In Loving Memory
Of
Jimmie Osteen
1954-2006

I thou ht of you with2 love
today, but that is nothing ne,.
I thought about you yesterday
and days before that, too. I
think of you in silence, I often
Speak your name. All I have
are memories and your picture
in a frame. Your memory is my
keepsake with which I'll never
part. God has you in His keep-
ing, I have you in my heart.LV,

TERRI AND DON OSTEEN
AND FAMILY


Mt. Zion N.C.

Methodist Church
121 North t 259-4461
Macclenny, FL
Pastor Tim Ch~esh~ire
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 pm


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Morning Worship Service. .. .. 10:30 am
Children's Church . ... .. .. .. 11:30 am
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MACCLENN Y


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this Sunday, September 28
at 10: 15am & 6pm
Join us in celebrating 40 years

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the morning ser~vice.

First Assembly is located at 206 Nor~th 5th Street in Macc~lenrny
904-259-69)31
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday. September 25, 2008 Page 8


N THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
BAKPERRCO TY,VFLO)RNDA.
FILE NO.: 2008 CP O45
SHROENS K MAS
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of SHARON
b.THrMA2S, dece ed, w osebdate2o de th was
is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida
32063. The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sona haing olanms0 o mand against dece yet's
to be served, must file their claims with this court
TWEH OFTTHHE LFI PB3LIMA0TIN SOA THI NO
TICE 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 the
decedent's estate must file their claims with this
For WTI PP BCMAONTN FATIERN THDATE OF
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this notice
is September 18, 2008.
ELSBETH G. WASKOM
Attorney for Personal Representative
Ro i BarG~a lo~r& Stes, LLP
91 Rid ewoo 5Avenue
Vice, F 48
Telephone: 941-484-3000
Person~al prs naMie
4515 Deerfield Circle
Baldwin, FL32234


In Loving Memory
Of
Amanda Martin
11/4/77-9/24/07

It's been a year since you 've
been gone and our memory of
your keeps going on. We miss
the times we had together, the
mlemories of youI we'll cherish
forever. Event though it 's been a
year, we still picture your were
here
WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU,
MOM AND DAD,
JAMIlE, KATHY, CA4SEY, ASHLEY, JODIE

In Loving Memory
Of
Amanda Marie Martin
11/4/77-9/24/07

It 's been one year ago since
God looked down on earth and
saw your beautifitdface. He
knewu right then it was time to
take you to His special place.
Since the day you left, all I
do is think about all the great
times we had together. They
will always stay with me in my
heart forever and ever. I'm glad
to know that now you fnally get
to Ies acsacksetweall know that

YOUR SISTER,
CASEY CREws

In Loving Memory
Of our Mother
Amanda Marie Martin
11/4/77-9/24/07

We will always:>Frnember I
you. You were a wonderful
"notheo< elobee yus meuchy.

LOE YOUR ,3 Y E


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Persona 11 rsetti
Baldwin, FL 32234


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 02-2008-CP-0040
IN RE: The Estate of:
BILLY R. CHAPMAN,

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)
The administration of the estate of BILLY R
CAPsAN d icna edth FieN m r 0 -200r0B -
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny,
Florida 32063. The estate is testate and the date
ofthe de~c~edenfbsWill and an CdiC lesd a br
t"ersnal r pr sena~tiet and ht personal represent
All interested persons on whom a copy of
the Notice of Administration is served must file
objections that challenge the validity of the will, the
qaii can nofhthi personal rbep esentative ve e
other pleading requesting relief with this Court, in
ac oance0 wt he lo~r da ro ate Rules,SW TI
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
DONALD BURNSED
Personal Representative

A 44 Eas M dleny yveE uee
Macclenny, FL 32063
(904) 259-3155
Florida Bar No.: 142990
9/11n10


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Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 P.M-
Sunday Momning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.M.
PaStOr Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500





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M~elvin Raulerson,

former clytoalator
Reverend Melvin L. Rauler-
son, 76, died in Forest City, NC
on September 19, 2008. Born in
Baker County, he was the son
of Andrew
and Min-
nie Crews .
Raulerson
and a for- ,
mer pastor
of Christian
Fellowship
Temple in
Macclenny.
He pastored
in the Con-
gregational
Holiness
churchesMr. Raulerson
for many
years.
Survivors include wife Laura
Raulerson of Forest City; son
Andy Raulerson (Kathy) of Hi--
ram, GA; daughters Elaine Dun-
can (Norris) of Gallatin, TN,
Pat McNeal (Curtis) of Glen
St. Mary, Sandy Lauramore
(J.C.) of Macclenny and Angel
Radford (Brian) of Forest Ci~ty;
brothers Aaron Raulerson of
Jacksonville, Cecil Raulerson
of Sanderson and Virgil Rauler-
son of Lake City; sisters Sylvia
Spires of Lady Lake, Ophelia
Nelon of Forest City and Naomi
Higginbotham of Jacksonville;
11 grandchildren and 15 great-
grandchildren.
The funeral service was held
at 3:00 pm on September 23, in
the Christian Fellowship Tem-
ple with Pastor David Thomas
officiating. Interment followed
in Manntown Cemetery. Me-
morials may be made to Chris-
tian Fellowship Temple (praise
team). Arrangements by Gid-
dens-Reed Funeral Home, Bald-
win.


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IM//iamm Bulrgin, 59,

dies September 20tly
William Ray "Billy" Bur-
gin, 59, of Raiford died peace~
fully after a sudden illness at
the Shands at Starke Hospital.
He was born in Nicholisville,
KY, was raised in Baker County
and moved to Raiford 14 years
ago. William was the son of the
late William P. Burgin and Do-
ris Manning Burgin. He was a
maintenance vocational instruc-
tor at Reception Medical Center
in Lake Butler and a member of
the Victory Revival Center in
Starke. .
Survivors include loving wife
of 14 years, Brenda Wenzel
Burgoin; sons William Christo-
pher Burgin of Graham, Shaun
Thomas Burgoin of Starke and
Edward Maddox Burgin of Pal-
atka; step-son Michael Blas-
ingham of Bullhead City, AZ;
step-daughters Danielle Fields
of Raiford and Michaell Blas
ingoham of Bullhead City; sister
Joan Burgin Magyari of Starke;
brother Ronnie Lee Burgin of
Manning; six grandchildren.
The funeral service was held
Wednesday at 11:00 am in the
chapel of Archer Funeral Home
of Lake Butler with Rev. Ran-
dall Griffis officiating. Burial
followed at South Prong Cem-
etery.

Doris Fisher 79

dieS September 5
Doris Keen Anderson Fish.
er of Snellville, t;A, 79, died
September 5, 2008 after a long
battle with cancer. Doris was the
daughter of Raymond Keen and
Swatie ~Fish Keen and gorand-
daughter of Baker County pio-
neers Ben and Kissie Fish. Do-
ris was preceded in death by her
parents, brother..Doyle Keen of
Punta Gorta and husbands Andy
Anderson and Walter Fisher.
Survivors include daughter
Vycky Anderson of Snellville;
son Ric (Pam) Anderson of
Marietta, GA: and two grand-
children.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests ~a donation be made in
Mrs. Fisher's honor to Greene-
baum Cancer Center at the Uni-
versity of Maryland School of
Med cne Gerr Fun ra Hmne
tion to make donations.


MACCL;ENNY
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am -11:00 am
Worship Services
11:00 am
.'.; H"Jibki Studi
? 3 pm
0'I Minister



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Five Churches Road
Hwy. 127 Sanderson,'FL
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bile Study 6:30 p.m.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS. Thursday. September 25, 2008 Page 9


Howard Mullinls,

79,. ofhnacclenny
H-owardc Lee Mullins, 79), of
Mac~cnlenny dlied Septemnber 18,
2008X inl JaIckSOnIv~Il. Howard
wals born in Midlway, FL, on
November
11, I928-
He worked .


US Postal 3
Service N ;
until his -
retiremnent
in 1981.
He was a
resident of
Macclenny
for the last
two years rMlns
after mov-
ing from Midway, where he was
a life-long: resident.
Mr-. Mullins loved to tish
and falrml. He was predeceased
by his loving wife of 31 years,
Betty Mullins; step-son Ronald
Jloyner; brothers Herbert Mul-
lins, Hoyt Mullins; sister Inez
Garner.
Survivors include children
David (Noy) Joyner of Panama
City, Daniel Joyner of Byron,
GA, Jeff` (Stephanie) Joyner of
Odessa, FL and Gail (Steve)
Holman of' Macclenny.
The graveside service was
held Monday September 22, at
1:00 pm at Tallahassee Memo-
ry Gardens with Pastor Donnie
Williams officiating. Arrange-
ments were under the direction
of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Ser-
vices.


Gid Giddens
L.F.D.



270 North US Higohway 301
Baldwin, Fla.

Locally Ownced & Operated


904-266-2337


dies~ ^'P Serrb~ ~

Billy W. Camp of Bryceville
died September 19, 2008 follow-
ing a lengthy battle with cancer.
A veteran of the US Army, he
received the National Defense
Service Medal for sharpshoot-

inurvivors include his wife of
40 years, Rose M. Camp; sons
Chris and Jani~ie Camp; daugh-
ter-in-law Kelly Camp; two
brothers; four sisters; numer-
ous nieces and nephews; three
gadchildren
The funeral service was held
7:00 pm, September 23 in the
chapel of Prestwood Funeral
Home with Brother Jed Carnes
officiating. In lieu of flowers
please make donations to Com'
munity Hospice of Northeast
Fori a.


Beryl Conant, 93
dies September 13
Beryl Conant, 93, of Little
Creek WV died September 13.
2008, at the Acosta-Rua Cen-
ter for Caring in Jacksonville.
She was born October 7, 1914
in Spencer,
WV, to .., ..
Reuben and
Nellie Sparr
Pickens.
Ber yI
graduated 4..*
from Rip-
ley High
School. She
and Delbert
Conant wed
on Septem-
ber 7, 1932 Ms. Conant
and were
married nearly 60 years when
he died on July 2, 1992. She was
a faithful member of Mill Creek
Batptist Churcitlat Frozencamp,
WV and also attended Joe's Run
Memorial Church in Jackson
County. She was a member of
Little Creek Methodist Church
for 56 years before it closed in
1992. Ms. Conant taught Sun-
day School, played the piano
and had various other duties
there.
Ms. Conant was a "snow-
bird" and lived with her daugh-
ter Linda Bennett mn Macclenny

dirhg he awint r mo ths. S

while living th~ere. She enjoyed
going to church, quilting, cro-
cheting, reading, watching Fox
News, and loved her family
ad he toulnthry Se loved the
a fervent prayer warrior for her
family and friends. She will be
greatly missed.
In addition to her parents
and husband, she was prede-
ceased by eldest son Robert Lee
Conant;.sisters Beulah Reynolds
and Elizabeth Johnson; brothers
Andy and Amos Pickens.
Survivors include daughter
Linda Bennett and her husband
Floyd Vemnon of Macclenny;
sons Amold B. (Pam) of Leroy,
WV; and Larry R. (Nancy) of
Belleville, WV; daughter-in-law
bBreo eConane ofML bc, ;
ens of Seven Lakes, NC; sisters
Fannie Boone and Leona Moore
of Parkersburg, WV, Madolyn
Anderson of Marietta, OH and
Irene Jenkins of Lawrenceville,
GA; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-
grandchildren, and one great-
great-grandson.
The funeral service was held
at 1:00 pm on Friday, Septem-
ber 19, at the Mill Creek Bap-
tist; Church at Frozencamp, WV,
with Pastor Bob Keen officiat-
ing. Burial followed at Baptist
Grove Cemetery at Frozen-

caM morial contributions may
be sent to the Fort Faith Youth
Camp, clo Arnold Conant, Rt. 1,
Box 75, Leroy, WV 25252; or to
Community Hospice, 4266 Sun-
beam Road, Jacksonville, FL.


32257; or to Kanawha Hospice
Care, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dun-
bar, WV 25064. Local arrange-
ments w ee under rth direction 1

vices.


MS. Mc(;lashan

funeral Tucsday
Patricia A. Mc(;lash~nn ,65, of
Macclenny dlied Septemlberr 1),
20083 at Acosta~-Run Centerc for
Caring in Jacksonlville. P'atricia
was b~orn to the late Clifo~rdl '.
Allen and
Maebrooks
Allen on
Fe bruar y
18, 1943. '
She was -*
president -
of Baker
County all .
her life and
a member -
of First
Un it e d
Methodist
Church in Mv.' M~clashan
Macclenny.
Patricia loved making dolls aund
working on puzzles. She was
predeceased by her parents and
son Robert Royal.
Survivors include children
John A. Royal, Tommy D.
(Lounell) Royal, both of Mac-
clenny; stepchildren Anne
(Mike) Yarbrough, Al Mc-
Glashan, Jane (Frank) Napoli;
sister Mary Ida Barton; four
grandchildren; two great-grand-
children; several aunts, uncles,
nieces and nephews; extended
family.
The funeral service was held
Tuesday, September 23 at 11:00
am at her church, and interment
followed at Woodlawn Cem-
etery. The arrangements were
under the direction of V. Todd
Ferreira Funeral Services.


Mr. Stombock,

Wal-Mart retiree
Douglas W. Stombock 69,
died at his home Thursday, Sep-
tember 18, 2008. He was born
June 10, 1939 in Washington,
DC to the late Lawrence S. and '
Elizabeth Bradshaw Stombock..
Douglas lived in Femnandina
Beach for 27 years before relo-
cating to Macclenny in 2006. He
retired from Wal-Mart where he
worked in management.
Mr. Stombock enjoyed read-
ing, studying the heritage of the
Marine Corps and spending time
with his grandchildren.
SSurvivors include wife of 50
years, Mary Anne Stombock;
children Susanne Elizabeth Cox
of Jacksonville and D. Michael
(Carolyn) Stombock of South
Riding, VA; brother Lawrence
B. (Brenda) Stombock of Fer-
nandina Beach; five grandsons.
The funeral service was held
on Wednesday, September 24
at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of.
Murphy Funeral Home in Falls
Church, VA. Interment followed
in National Memorial Park, Falls
Church. Local arrangements
were under the direction of V..
Todd Ferreira Funeral Services.


Inant Aurstin Walls
service September 19
Austin Nathanal Walls, in-
fant son of SPC Kevin and SPC
Christy Walls, stationed at Ft.
Leonard Wood, Missouri, was
delivered on Wednesday, Sep-
tember 10, 2008 at the General
Leonard Wood Army Commu-
nity Hospital.
Survivors include paternal.
grandfather Tim Walls and wife
Roxranne, and paternal grand-~
mother Theresa Noel and hus-
band Greg, all of Hanover, PA;
maternal grandfather Gene Hig-
ginbotham (Fawn) of Jackson-
ville and maternal grandmother;
Regina Johnson (Jack) of Calla-
han; maternal grandfather Ricky
Conner of Bryceville; paternal
great-grandmother Ileen Walls
of Hanover; paternal' great-
grandmother Ger~aldine Peavy
of Jacksonville; maternal great-
grandfather Erwin McDaniel
(Jeanie) of Vero Beach; ma-
ternal great-gl~andmother Judy
Vinson of Hilliard; maternal
great-grandfather Frank Conner
of Bryceville; numerous other
family members and friends.
The graveside service was
held at 11:00 am September 19
at the Emmuis Cemetery at St.
George, GA under the direction
of Guerry Funeral Home, Mac-
clenny.





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day Morning Worship 11:00 AM
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State tightens rules for

identification at DMV

T'he idlentif~ication proof process for obtaining a driver's license ini
Florida wyill tighten up some after October 1.
One of the principal changes will be types of identification re-
qu~ired. For instance:
J Proof of a Social Security number (a card or tax documents
showing the number, a pay check or school record.)
1/Valid and current passports, permanent resident cards and em-
ployment authorization cards. Expired documents will be rejected.
zThe state will no longer accept driver licenses or ID cards issued
by other states as primary identification.
Other changes will allow drivers to elect safety schools to avoid
points against a license five times during a decade, instead of five
times for a lifetime.
The state also toughened rules on commercial license holders con-
victed of drunk driving after October 1. Even if they are driving a
personal vehicle, they will be barred from operating a commercial
vehicle for one year on first offense and permanently for a second
offense.
The Class E licenses will be valid for eight years, except for drivers
80 and older, and the same is true for commercial licenses for classes
A, B or C. Licenses with a hazardous materials endorsement are valid
for four years, and all licenses for persons 80 and older are valid six
years.
Florida identification cards for children 5-14 will be valid four
years; for 15 and older eight years.


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Scoutl Pa;ck 555 ennl ca~ll Deb
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Bry S~couts Trloop 150, call
Rich Christopherson at 275-
09)09 or 955-8 112
Venturing Crew call Greg
Sheppard at 275-2701 or 229-
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no part ofierzre
Corneilus Ruise was mnisiden
tified as the suspect in a drug
paraphernalia case in last week's
edlition of Th~e Press. The Baker
County Sheriff's Office con-
firmedl this week that the man
stopped by police September 8
and found to have a crack smnok-
ing pipe was another Maccle~nny
resident, Charles Stewart, who
icenti ep netl islf as Mr. Ru se

Stewart was charged with pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday,September 25,2008 Page 10


Ite'rns needed r J;,



It's fai r ti me again n!
The Baker County Council on
Aging will have another "Har
vest Scene" at the county fair in
early October. We would like to
thank everyone who donated to
our display last year. It turned
out so beautiful and hopefully
this year's will be, too.
The display is made up of do
nated items such as vegetables,
fruits (fresh, canned or dried),
gourds, pumpkins or any oth-er
kind of farm or garden produce
mixed with a little creativity. We
appreciate whatever you can
spare along these lines to go in
our Harvest Scene for this year.
yAlso, twe nt dnic Iann hat
Raffle tickets will be sold
during the fair and the winning
ticket will be drawn on the last
night. Proceeds will again go
into our buildings fund and every
dollar earned will be one nail,
shingle, board or brick nearer to
a much-needed, larger service
and recreation building for our
seniors.
For further information,
please call Darlene at the CoA at
259-2223.


The Manning family reunion
will be held on October 12, at
Ocean Pond. Gathering begins
at noon.

21stannua2z ltruniono~ ?
The 21st annual reunion and
picnic of former students of
Sanderson anld Olustee schools
will be held September ,7
beginning at 11:00 am at the
Olustee side of Ocean Pond.
Follow the signs. Bring your
picnic items and come enjoy
the afternoon with fr~iends.
Please call Johnnie Croft at
386 752 7352 for more infor-


-A brother arrives
Jonshayla Williamns and
Beyoncee Lawrence are proud
to announce the birth of broth-
er Willie Lawrence Jr. on
September 16, 2008. He was 5
lbs. 1 oz. and 18 inches long.
Willie was born at Shands
Jacksonville.
Proud parents are Willie and
Brianlna Lawrence of Baldwin.
Grandparents are the late Mr.
and Mrs. Lonnie Wilcox Sr. of
Macclenny, Charles West Jr.
of Jacksonville, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Lawrence of Mayport
and Mrt. Beverly Champagne
of Jacksonville.



Tf~ell0T CTrS10tt le
hon~oredatPozwdol#
The.military, veterans and
public safety workers [police,
fire and rescue] will all be hon-
ored during the finale at the
Cherokee of Georgia annual
Pow-Wow near St. George, Ga.
the weekend of October 2-4.
The event held at the cere-
monial campgrounds just west
of St. George on Highway 94
features primitive camps, muse-
um relics, entertainers, crafts
and story tellers all in the
Cherokee tradition. The public
is.invited to this unique cultural
experience that begins with a
grand entry on Friday at 7:00
pm. Sunday's grand entry starts
at 6:00.
For more details, contact the
Cherokee tribal office at 912-
843-2230.

Benef7' raf

SMoody's Chevron and Sports
Shak will be holding a raffle to
benefit injured Wildcats player
Milton "Oshay" Johnson. Tick-
ets are $5 each and are available
at Moody's Chevron and Sports
Shak. The drawing will be held
Homecornien n ght, O tob r

receive two Florida/Georgia
tickets, twho shrts and t ha s

All proceeds go to the Johnson


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We must "Raise the Bar" on our educational system in
order to stretch the minds of our children.
As youR Superintendent, I will . .
Focus on providing the best education possible for our
children by .. .
Advancing the curriculum in Reading, Science,
Math and Agriculture.
Creating a CHAMPs program, a proactive and
pro-social approach to classroom management.
Working with industries for job training.
Establishing a strong PTA (Parent, Teacher
Association) that gives all parents a voice in the
education of their children. Communication at all
levels is KEY!


A VOTE FOR DR. VINNIE FERREIRA FOR
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Lear-n about

Fla. daffodils

rhe Bake~lhcr ( ountlly ExtenISIon I
SServicec will b~e hocsting~ a pro
gramn onI growing~ daffodtils the

Gu Iest speaker Lindan Varn Beck
of' the Florida Dnffodlil Society
will teach homeowners how to
select, grow, and maintalin dlaf-
fodils for North Floridia. The
Baker County master gardeners
will also be selling 14 different
var-ieties of daffodil bulbs to help
fund future community projects.
If you want to pre-order daf-
fodil bulbs, stop by the agricul-
ture center or visit http://batker.
ifas.ufl.edu to print out an order
form. There is no charge for this
program, and pre-registration is
requ~estedl by calling, the: Baker
County Extension office at 9)04-
259-j350 no later thani Thursdfay,
October 9.



N.N y Semnrcruit Ashl
Navy basic training at Recruit
Trai ni ng Command, G reat
Lakes, L1.
Seamen C'rowe is a 2006
oradu~ate of Baker County High
School .



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0-3 Raines squad not


taken lightly by Cats
"Raines is an extremely dangerous team. We will have our hands
full from the start."
That was Coach Bobby Johns' assessment of next Friday night's
match up with the Raines Vikings at "The Graveyard" at 7:00. Raines
will be the first district test for the 3-0 Wildcats and don't be mis-
lead when learning the Vikings are 0-3 on the season. They are a well
coached and powerful team capable of giving BCHS' a very hard
time.
Opposing coaches seem to agree with Johns. "That's the best 0-3
team I've ever seen," said Ed White coach Terry billiam.
The Cats go into the game healthy and sporting an undefeated re-
cord. They are also coming off a 41-0 shutout of Arlington Country
Day. But the difference between the Apaches and the Vikings is day
and night.
The Vikings have speed and power at all the skill positions. They
run the ball effectively and throw with accuracy. They are also big
- very big particularly on the defensive side of the ball.
Raines will play four down lineman and four linebackers on de-
fense and look to stop the inside game of the Wildcats. The Vikings
sport two 6'5" players and a 6'6" player on the line. Louis Nix, a Divi-
sion 1 prospect at defensive tackle, leads the defense.
"Our offensive line will have to play the game of their lives if we
are to win," said Johns on his weekly radio show.
Johns is encouraged by Cat practice early this week. His team real-
izes that they are in for a tough game and have risen to the challenge.
"It may be the best practice I've had since I've been here," he said.
Quarterback Cedric McCloud operates out of an I-formation. He
also is a Division 1 prospect and can run and throw. He passed for
173 yards versus Ed White on Friday. McCloud can also slip away
and dash down the sideline, so expect to see middle linebacker Hank
Farmer shadowing his every move.
If the Vikings fall behind, Raines may move into the shotgun. When
that happens, the succesS of the team rests squarely oz\ McCloud's
broad shoulders.
Coach Johns knows that how McCloud goes, so goes thie Raines
Vikings and states his concern as simply and concisely as possible.
"If we don't get pressure on the quarterback, we lose," he said.
Note that the game on Friday starts at 7:00 pm, not 7:30 pm like
Wildcat home games,



0101717ol Gator evictor se


LA

T GERARD


Volleyball



Smuggling

to hnd win
The Baker County Wildcat
vlebe s tameacentnu es t
es, mired in a three-game losing

eO September 16, they were
defeated on the road by Fernan-
dina Beach 11-25, 16-25 and
20-25. Columbia High School
stopped the Cats 12-25, 18-25,
25-11 and 15-25 in Lake City
on September 18 and they lost to
Hilliard at home in a heartbreak
er 15-25, 10-25, 26-24, 25-18
and 11-15.
Coach Chris Armoreda is
Irlstate sbthethe team'swhpla .
takes but it is the "mental aspect
of the game that we need to work
on. Once something goes wrong
on the court, we press the panic
button and the wheels fall off the
,bus."
The Cats have a rough three-
game road trip, including a tour-
nament this weekend in Keystone
Heights. They then face Baldwin
and Santa Fe away Monday and
Tuesday of next week before
hosting Middleburg on Oct. 2.



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Defensive back Jarvis Simlmons nrushes against thre Apalche derfense last we~ek. He hadl onre tourc/ulown inl the 40-0 w'in while the rteam racn for 300 y'ardso 30 car N HOS



WCdct rlidit tSI0 CA or


Ruise hit Greg Williams with a touchdown pass in the end zone,
only to see it waved off for a penalty. Undaunted, Ruise just turned
around and did it again from 23 yards out for the fourth score of the
half.
After halftime, BCHS continued from where it left off. Williams
cracked a 28-yard gainer and Ruise ran to the 30 on the next play.
From there he went to the air and found Williamns in the end zone for
the score and a 35-0 lead.
With the running gamee stymied, Boyd continued to throw the ball
effectively for Arlington. His main target was Payne slipping out of the
backfield where he could use his speed to pick up some yardage. The
Cat defense bent a bit, but refused to break.
With the game essentially in the bag, Coach Bobby Johns exper-
imented some with fresh running backs. On the next series, Milton
Baker showed good speed, running around the left side of the defense
all the way to the three-yard line. From there, Tymechee Givens ran
the ball in for the score.
To their credit, the Apaches never gave up and with the game wind-
ing down in the fourth quarter and plenty of reserves on the field for
BCHS, they began to enjoy somne progress. Boyd completed two long
pass plays to threaten deep in Wildcat territory.
The defense, however, did not want a repeat of the Bradford game,
a potential shutout ruined by two late scores. When Boyd rolled out on
fourth down and lofted the ball into the end zone, Harold Moore rose
to the occasion and batted it away to preserve the win.
BCHS finished the game with impressive stats. The offense rushed
30 times for right at 300 yards. The big numbers on the ground are to
be expected from a dominating running gamue. But even more impres-
sive were Ruise's stats through the air. He went 4 of 4 for 141 yards.
The Wildcats face a big test on Friday when they open their district
campaign against the Raines Vikings in Jacksonville.


The BCHS Wildcat football team turned in a fine performance on
both offense and defense as it handed Arlington Country Day a 40-0
shutout on Friday at Memorial Stadium. The win leaves the Cats with
plenty of momentum going into a key road trip this Friday to Raines
High for the first district match-up of the year.
The Wildcats amassed close to 450 yards in total offense, dominat-
ing all aspects of the game from start' to finish. It wasn't pretty if you
were one of the few ACD fans in attendance. For the multitude of
Wildcat fans, on the other hand, it was a party atmosphere.
~'The Cats started strong and stayed strong. They got a good opening
return close to midfield and then took the ball down to Apache terri-
tory in just four plays. Rueben Jackson capped the drive with a 21-yard
touchdown run. The sophomore fullback has looked good so far this
season and continued to impress on Friday.
The second Wildcat score came on one of the most exciting plays of
the young season. If you are a fan of a pretty pass play, Darvin Ruise's
strike to Harold Moore made you happy. Moore took the ball in style
and then used his speed to race down the sideline for a 73-yard strike.
Brendan Dono\an added his second PAT of the night to give BCHS a
~BBscore leadld:.i
The defense, meanwhile, was giving ACD's running backs fits. Last
season Dietrick Payne gained over a 1000 yards for the Apaches, but
he was a shadow of himself when faced with a swarming Wildcat de-
fensive unit. After Moore's touchdown, Maurice Baker sniffed out a
trick play on the kickoff and pinned the Apaches deep. Quarterback
Brendan Boyd had some progress through the air, but the Cats defense
stiffened and they got the ball back near midfield and scored in two
plays as Jarvis Simmons ran the ball in for a 21-0 lead.
The defense continued to harass t'he Apaches and control the line of
scrimmage. They forced a fumble on the next offensive series for ACD
and Errol Carter recovered for the Wildcats. -.


kirid of numbers he' has. Re-
member that fellow Chris Leak,
the guy all the Gator fans loved
to dump on? All he did was win
them. a national title.
With that game in the bag, I
tuned into the Seminoles and got
mo r.e


And the rich just keep getting
richer.
I had a miserable Saturday in
front of the television set. The
day started pretty well with my
sons' soccer game where Spencer
score a pair of goals. Then I came
home and
watched the

Gaosbe clear onE. F

do'hGell ROBEI
tors but

tiuanl p slike them either.I was
in fact rooting for them against
the Tennessee Volunteers.
But then, later in the evening
when I was forced to compare
their performance in Knoxville

wl winmo inSTalla a ee aansat
Wake Forest, it .just gave me a

soe 1trs looked pretty good,
after all. They dominated the Vols
in all facets of the game. Though
Tim Tebow didn't have the kind
of Heisman game his multitude
of supporters would have liked,
he won the game. He didn't have
the big passing numbers or the
big running numbers, but he did
exactly what he needed to win.
I get a little irritated with peo-
sle't p tisl njpplth kd of nm
bers that won him the Heisman
in his sophomore year. My re-
sponse is that the Gators are un-
defeated and if they continue to
stay that way, Tebow and Coach
Urban Meyer won't care what


and
more
mi ser-
able
asa the


progressed. The 2-0 Seminoles
were facing the 18th ranked and
undefeated Wake Forest Demon
Deacons, a team that humiliated
them with a 30-0 win two years
agThneT Amn ol had looked
so good in their o enngadn'o

paed anyone lil e Wake. It was
clear Ithat Christian Ponder was
comp eey s akn p~ by h
speed oabtle tleacon defensedand
"has unll oget mn any i o
On th whe
Ontose rare occasions we
FSU did make a od play, ia
was invari by n olfie th

FSnUd d tri de dlthree e gamte,
backs with tn any suckcess.l a

much behtter FSU's defense
th ndathe only sores were all
Sield gals.
An I had taken to chewing
on antacids.


lor ts


atnningstd~frea or Bocars

standsadtl0 with 2-0stdtat

BY CHUCK NICHOLS
Prss Sta
With wins against Lake City and Middleburg to open the season,
the middle school's Bobcats football squad extended its undefeated

srTahke Bomc tss lea ed ilkins n Junior High 46-0 September 18
at8 hmedwith four touchdowns and two conversions by halftime for a
Dueing the first two quarters of play, Fallen. Lee and Mike Boone
found the end zone on a pair of sweeps, Logan Fox caught a five-yard
slant and Shawn Thomas ran 64 yards on a sweep for the touchdown.
Quarterback Corey Lawler scored two on a conversion sneak and the
defense got two more points on a safety. .
Boone scored again on a sweep mn the third and Trey Mosley logged
another conversion to put the Bobcats up 36-0.
Lee got the last touchdown on an 80-yard quarterback bootleg and
Josh Griffis converted the final two points. *
The competition was much stiffer the week before against Rich-
ardson Middle when the Bobcats claimed a quadruple-overtimne vic-

torTh2 were bigger than us and very talented, but our boys just
kept working and refused to lose," said defensive coordinator Rock
Roen.
The Bobcats scored first in the second quarter when Boone picked
up a fumble and hustled into the end zone for a touchdown. Mosley
bulled in for the two-point conversion and the Bobcats led 8-0.
The lead held until the fourth quarter, when Richardson matched
the Bobcat effort. At the end of regulation, the game was tied.
In the first overtime, both teams scored and the game remained
knotted. In the second overtime, neither team was able to put points
on the board. In the third overtime, however, Mosley scored the touch-
down and Lee followed with the conversion.
Mr. Rhoden's stingy defense held on, giving the Bobcats a very
hard fought victory. He was extremely proud of the team~'s effort and
praised~ Dillon7 Mills, who played
i` Renals jr on both sides of the ball.
Tables/Chairs "Mills had a great game on
Linen/Chair Covers the kine," said Mr. Rhoden.
ryChocolate Fountains McDuffie took the helm of the
Also Bobcats three years ago, the
Weddng laning ervcesBobcats have not lost a home
Custom Floral Arrangement game.
SSympathy Flowers & The team will play Lake As-
Much More bury at home September 23 at
6:00 pm.


Boys' cross

country

takes meet

The Wildcat girls' and boys'
cross country teamsest aelede t

tember 16, for their first match of
tle sea old a aist sthe Warri rse

bor o the qd et wth
49 poil s, ane qteagirl fnished
third with 73 points.
Luke Kennedy was the top
runner with a time of 20:29
Noah Davis finished fourth for
the bo s in 22:03. Alexan~dria
Rohde was the top runner for the
girls with a fifth place finish in
28:40.
for tis oh see'sts start c e
Charles Ruise, who noted suc-
cesses both individually and as
a team during the past three sea-
sons
The Cats traveled to Fernan-
dina Beach Tuesday, September
23, but results were not available
as of press time.


Sign up now for the Baker
Family YMCA's basic condition-
ing Survival Camp that begins on
October 13 and runs six weeks.
The camp, with classes at
6:00, 8:00 and 10:00 am Mon-
day through Thursday, concen-
tr~ates on buildings muscles, los
ing: weight and self-discipline.
Stop by the YMCA on Lowder
St. during regular hours to sign
up. Member cost is $25i; non-
memnbers $50.































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neeou nelper, uouy mlail, IInlininsualll.
Part-time for project car. 610-18892.25

Tire and lube technicians, pay based on
experience. TA Travelcenter in Baldwin.
Apply to Mark Holmes 904-266-4281
ext. 22 or email resume to tal 25shop@
morrisholdings.com 9/11tfc
Baker County Board of Commissioners
will be accepting applications until 5:00
PMI on October 9, 2008 for two (2) tem-
porary positions with the Baker County
CR dliceensae wteh g~oo ddr ieg rB or
and road construction experience is a
plus. You may pick up applications at
the County Administration Offices locat-
ed at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny,
FI 32063. The Baker County Board of
Commissioners reserves the right to
reject any and all applications.
9/25-1 0/2
Chariton VNS has an opening for a full-
time registered nurse for the Charlton
County area. Great benefit package. Call
Amanda Anderson to set up an inter-
view 1-800-446-9116. 12/6tfc
Drivers: Attention! Make some great

c gitics 80-e25-4 01w GDeL-AM 1
months experience. EE0E www. mealo-
gistics.com 9/25p
Experienced HVAC service technician,
must have clean driving record. 259-
8038. .9/18-10/2p
Local home care agency seeking PRN,
RN, OT and a full-time PT. Please call
259-3111 for more information.4/19tfc
Tax preparer needed with bookkeeping
experience. Fax resume to 259-3223 or
email to rjcrawford~nefcom.net
9/25-10/2p
FIlII/Part-time graphic designer need-
ed. Must have previous experience. Fax
qualifications and resumes to 904-259-
9779. 9/11tfc .


oF Frd Expedition, Eddie Baue edi
tion 4x4, leather, sunroof, six-disk CD,
$128,000 miles $5000. 259-2552 or
614-6111. 9/25p
1994 Infiniti J30, V6 runs good, needs





body work, $400. Call 259-2994. 9/25p

Haunted house at 738 N. Fifth Street
beginning September 27 and running
every Friday and Saturday night until
Halloween. Admission $2. 536-2256.
9/25p
Babysitng onmda home, alleaares2 & 0

127. 838-2287. 9/4-9/25p
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. 2/13tfc
Tutoring: writing skills, Spanish/Eng-
lish. Reasonable rates for individuals
and groups. Call Carmen at 259-3961.
9/25p
Do you have a junk car or truck to sell
or haul off. Call 259-7968. 1/10tfc




I

Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal'Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
Horses and hay for sale. Jodi 904-266-
4339. 9/25-10/16p
'hihuahu se pure hbreehd, cse i cah r,

259-8188. 9/25p
Free to good home, adorable small
breed puppies, two females, nine weeks
old. Mom is a dachshund, dad ? 259-
2259. 9/25p
Female Beagle, three years old $150.
251-4296. 9/25-10/2p
Pit Bull puppies, nine weeks old, three
male, three female. Call 904-514-6587
or 904-962-5547. 9/25p






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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
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-The Baker County Press


FLEET MECHANICS
For Truck & Trailer

Towork at our Lake ButlerFaity
Must have welding experience
and tools*

Competitive pay and
benefits package.
Interested applicants should
apply in person at
PRITCHET TRUCKING
1050 S.E. 6th St.
Lake Butler


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preceding publication, unless other-
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They should be mailed to: Classified
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the telephone. Liability for errors in aill
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publication only. If after that time, the
ad continues to run without notifica-
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for whom it was published, then that
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Whirlpool dryer $50, three-wheel bike,
$75, 2006 cargo van trailer 7x16 ramp
door $3000. 259-8188. 9/25p
2002 Honda 400 EX yellow four wheel-
er, $2800. 259-1651. 9/11-10/2p
Andy bush mower with 6' swipe. Needs
new blade and some deck reinforce-
ment, $250. 259-3476. 9/,25p
Whooo-hoool The Franklin Mercantile
is now open for your business. Frildays
and Saturdays 10:00-5:00. R.R. Cross-
ing in Glen. 259-6040. 9/25-10/2c
Suzuki Eiger quad runner 4x4 400,
2006, 324 miles $3800, includes gun
rack on front. 237-9879. 9/25-10/2p
Z Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece'
ecelent condition. Southern 1Ch~a

Dry shavings for horse bedding. 259
2900. 9/18-9/25c
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
5 very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half round
foyer console. All pieces are mahogany
wood. Southern Charm. 259-4140.
2/3tfc
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors'
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
Portable building, 12x24, siding 6'
roll-up door, 36 side door, $1500. 904-
239-0100. 9/25-10/2p
Fresh green peanuts, $37 per bushel,
hand picked, washed and graded. Tru-
luck Farms, pick up in Macclenny. 259-
2055. 8/7-9/25p
1930's bedroom suit, perfect condition,
dining room suit, needs refurbished,
treadmill. 259-3534. 9/1 8-1 0/2p
07 Stentura Protege steno machine
with case catalyst software, Phoenix
theory books and tapes $1295. 742-
d 6508. 9/11-1i0/9p
Robert Carriages and Sons Inc. Mead-
owbrook cart, all oak, horse size $1000,
forecart, training cart $400, draft size
urethane driving harness $300. 259-
3732. 9/18-9/25p
1993 and 1995 Sea Doo's with trailer,
$3000 firm. New motor, carbs, etc.
966-1 568. 9/25-1 0/2p





1996 Ford Mustang, convertible, green
with tan top, good condition, $2900
080. 259-3295. 9/25p ,
1993 Ford F-250 XLT extended cab 4x4,
five speed, very nice condition, 460 fac-
tory new with 25,000 miles, clean mid-
west truck, rust free. Set up for welding
truck, with or without welding equip-
ment, too much to list. Call for details.
Dan 912-552-1685, 912-552-1933.
'9/25-1 0/2p
1991 Toyota Camry, 4 cylinder four
door, A/C, automatic, 35 mpg. runs ex-
cellent, $1700. Also Ford F350 dually
904-591-2916. 9/25p
2007 Suzuki Boulevard, 7000
miles, excellent condition, $8000.

ec~e71en Ionnd tio $32 ,0. mia l
Jason 259-6215 or 971087-75210.

1992 Chevy S-10, 4x4, runs good but
body needs work $1200. 251-4296.
9/25-10/2p
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 4 wheel drive
tended cab. Daerakthray, excel entbcon-

$15,500 080. 259-5265 or 386-623-
4376. 9/25p


ru~osLL : Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8:00 amn-?, 610 N.
c .. Fifth Street. 365-2515. Furniture, toys, clothes, and
"GS E much more.



Friday 9:00 am- 2:00 pm, Hwy. 121 N. Off Rogers Trail, brick house
at end. Furniture, clothes, household items and much more. Three-
family
IIFriday and Saturday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm, 568 Fox Run Circle. Baby
i.galore, tons of preemie-toddler clothes, shoes, accessories, baby
iilswing, bassinet, baby bathtubs, exersaucer, bouncers, carseat and
stroller, bobby, bumbo and tray, adult clothes, household items, Hal-
loween costumes, much more. Four-family
I Friday and Saturday 8:00 am-5:00 pm, 10372 N. Clihton Avenue,
SGlen. Lots of different stuff including laptop. 259-9747. Two-family
j Friday and Satilrday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 5987 Bill Davis Rd. off of
CR 130/Mud Lake Rd. Furniture, kitchenwear, children books, women
clothes, VHS tapes, John Deer pocket knives, knick-knacks, Barbie
dolls, Hot Wheels, Match box, Star Wars toys, too much to list, ev-
i erything must go. Rain cancels.
:iFriday and Saturday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 500 Timberland Drive, Mac-
I clenny. Indoor and outdoor sale. Furniture, clothing, electronics and
miscellaneous. Three-family
Saturday 7:00 am-3:00 pm, 8587 Brown Rd. behind old Sheps.
Household items, Halloween things, shoes, clothing, 14" Dell laptop
freshly cleaned, asking $250, dryer $100, big men clothing and more.
Saturday 9:00 am-noon, corner of E. Mclver and S. First Street.
SSaturday 8:00 am-?, 10620 Suzanne Drive, Macclenny. Guitar, fall
Sites, paint ball gun, misc. items, etc.


3 BR, 2 BA home in Fox Ridge subdivi-
sion. Tile kitchen and bathrooms, laminate
flooring in living room, lots of upgrades
$144,900. 904-612-8555. 9/25-1 0/2p
One acre located outside city limits
on paved road. 6110 CW Webb Road,
$40,000. 259-6912. 9/18-9/25p


3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on one acre
$750/month, $750 deposit. 259-3519,
703-3027. 9/25p
2 BR, 1 BA central H/A, washer, dryer
hook-up, $500O/month, $500 deposit,
garbage, water, sewer and lawn care
included. 912-843-8165 or 904-219-
2690. 9/25c
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home like new, $700/
month, first month plus $500 deposit.
Glen area, service animals only. 259-
2121. 7/24tfc
2 BR, 1 BA apartment, carport, central
H/A, W/D hook-ups, clean, new carpet.
North Fifth Street. Perfect for single
or couple, $500/month, $500 deposit.
259-6488. 9/25p
3 BR, 1 BA frame home in country
$600/month $500 deposit. 923-2191.-
9/25-10-16p
2 BR, 1 BA $385/month, $385 deposit,
garbage, water, sewage and lawn care
included. 912-843-8165 or 904-219-
2690. 9/25c
Immaculate new 3 BR, 2 BA double-
wide, fireplace, front and back porch,
big yard, %/ mile to 1-10, $900 deposit,
$900/month. 476-0402. 9/1 8-9/25c


3 BR, 2 BA all ceramic tile except bed-
rooms, garage, pool, large barn on five
acres in country. Call 904-334-3817 or
"904 275-3200. : ` ` 9/25-10/16p


1997 40x24 doublewide Redmond
mobile home, 2 BR, 2 BA, one acre, new
4" well, septic tank and dramnfield, one
mile north of Glen, shown by appoint-
ment only, $69,000 firm. 259-6546 day
or 219-2842 evening. 7/24tfc
3 BR, 2%/ BA brick home 2300 SF, heat-
ed, with all electric appliances on large
lot in Copper Creek $255,900. Please
call 626-8428. 9/25tfc
One, acre lot on Hillcrest Dr. off
Wood lawn Road, partially cleared,
$37,900. 259-5972, 904-304-6294.
9/25-10/16p
Single- wide mobile home, 3 BR, 2
BA on 1.3 acres, high and dry. Owner
financing, other properties available.
904-653-1656, leave message. 9/25c
Designed for compact living, if you
want an open compact home, we can
build it on your lot. Call 1-800-879-


313 2. License #FLCRC-057112t

Own land? Use the equity. Ye
equity can be your down payme
building. Ask how. Call 1-8
3132. License #FLCRC-057112


2 BR, 2 BA mobile home central air, gas
heat, pond, huge oak trees, secluded ,
private, located in Taylor $500/month.
259-9599. .9/25-1 0/2p
Prices are low, build new and save
money over renting. Call 1-800-879-
3132. License #FLCRC-057112.4/10Otfc
3 BR, 2 BA singlewide available October
1, $650/month, first, last plus $300
security. 259-9592. 9/25p
2 BR, 1% BA central H/A, washer, dryer
hook-up, $550/month, $550 deposit,
garbage, water, sewer and lawn care
included, service animals only, 912-
843-8165 or 904-219-2690. 9/25c
Share rent in a four bedroom unfur-
nished home in Macclenny, everything
included, security'required. 259-3961.
9/25p
3 BR 2 BA mobile home, garbage pick-
up, water & lawn maintenance provided,
$450-$585. 912-843-8118. 9/18tfc
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide 1800 SF, $825
deposit, $825/month,' utility shed
included. 653-2157, 314-4762.
9/18-9/25p
3 BR, 1 BA house, central H/A, W/D
hook-ups, fenced back yard. 170 W.
Shuey. $795/month, $795 deposit. 259-
6488. 9/25p
2 BR, 1 BA duplex apartment with cen-
tral H/A, recently remodeled with large
back yard. Security deposit $550 and
$50month. No inside pets. Please call

3 BR, 1 BA house, front porch and large
yard $800/month plus deposit. 259-
6849. 9/18-10/2p
2 BR, 1 BA home on one acre, like new,
$700/month, first, last plus $300 secu-
rity. 259-2563. 9/1 8tfc
Moble homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service
animals only, $500-$575 plus deposit.
904-860-4604. 3/17tfc


9.39 acres 1 mile north of Sanderson
on CR 229. $103,500. Owner financing
available. 904-813-1580. 1 /10tfc
4 BR, 2 BA brick home with 1876 SF
heated on 1/ acre in Macclenny, all elec-
tric appliances, $210,000. 813-1580
(18GFO). 4/10Otfc
4 BR, 2 BA, brick home with pool on M
acre lot in city limits of Macclenny. 393
Jery48Cirdlel8$11285000 6Any 9qu4 20 n
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). 5/10Otfc
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-
057112. 4/10tfc
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-
843-8118. 2/22tfc
Brick 3 BR, 1 BA house in Sanderson
on one acre, nice open floor plan with
attached covered carport, offers an
additional hook-up site for mobile
2ome at back of lot, $159,000. C 12 85 9c
FSBD. Copper Creek Hills. Unit ill'
2 large lots $65,000 each, 1 lot @
$55,000. Owner financing available.
904-813-1580. 1/10tfc

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Local private organization accepting
applications for social quarters man-
ager. Self motivated, leadership and
management skills a must. Resume
and references required, must be bond-

aM ndaya- h~u5a 0100:000ramp-p n0tmen.
9/25-10/2p
Hairstylist wanted at Cuts-N-Stuff
Beauty Salon in Glen St. Mary. 259-
6735. 7/31tfc
Resolutions Health Alliance has an
opening for FT lead counselor in Baker
02unty Masters Dpeiree reqE red n$b6e
efits. Email resume to: employment@
rhapa.net or fax 386-7541-9017.
9/1 8-9/25p


I


Sylist needed, for local salon. Friendly,
Christian atmosphere. Call 904-626-
2407. 9/18p


Yorkie, black and brown, answers to
Rosco. Lost on the 18th around 8:00
pm at 738 N. Fifth Street. He has an
underbite. Please call 904-536-2256.
9/25p






Notice to ReaderS
AII real estate advertising in this newspapers
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
si n" F nila t tus nl ts childr udisri

ing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly accept
any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this
'newspaper are available on an equal oppor-
tunity basis. To complain of discrimination,
call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll
free telephone number for the impaired is
1-800-927-9275.
FSB0, quality custom-built 3 BR, 2 BA
i.0aaccrleatque eo rerloat onndnead e d
street. Very energy efficient with ECO
block steel reinforced 9' concrete exte-
rior walls, vinyl siding, stone accents,
some copper roofing. Built in 2002 with
13' ceilings throughout with contempo-
rary split layout with massive columns.
Large master suite with dual walk-in
closets, bay windows. Oversized mas-
ter bath with double vanities, spa tub,
separate shower, custom tray ceilings,
moulding, recessed lighting through-
'out, stone gas fireplace, custom ceram-
ic tile, large inside laundry room with
custom-built shelving. Eat-in kitchen
with bay windows, cooking island,
granite countertops 42' cabinets, bak-
er's pantry, ceiling fans throughout. Add
one office or sitting room, oversized
two-car garage with additional sorage'
circular driveway, fenced backyard.
Modern appliances, window treatments
included with purchase, $340,000. Call
for appointment to see. 259-5984.


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3 BR, 1 BA home on M acre lot in
4/10tfc Sanderson, all electric appliances, vinyl
our land flooring, $750 security deposit, $750/
int when month. No indoor pets. 259-3343.
00-879- 6/26tfc


.4/10tfc


4 BR,h2'/2 BAa3000 + SF,sal brick home

appliances, hardwood floors, large
front and back porches $285,000 080.
259-6244 or 591-0261. 9/18-10/2p -
3 BR, 2 BA with garden tub, all vinyl
home with 1200 + SF heated, one car
garage on city ltin Macclenny. All
electric appliances. $145,000. Please
call 813-1580.
9/4tfc


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Call Tim Combs at 259-2563


Two beautiful homes with many
upgrades, 3 BR, 2 BA, $1250-$1300/
month, $1000 deposit. Call Webb,
Monarch Realty, cell 408-9146. 9/25p
Fire your landlord, build new. Your
payments could be lower than r'ent.


1 BR Awt l lctiiccapspelinces n
large lot in Copper Creek, $1700 security
deposit, $1700/month. Please call 626-
8428. 8/21tic
2 BR, 172 BA mobile home, $350 depos-
it, $580/month. 259-2787.
9/18-9/25p
1 BR unfurnished apartment. 259-9590.
9/25p
Looking for roommate, five minutes
from Hwy. 16, very close to prisons. Half
of rent and half of utilities. Call 904-838-
6068. 9/18-9/25p
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
2 BR, 1 BA apartment in good neighbor-
hood close to everything, no smoking.
service animals only, $600/month plus
dpsit and last months rent. Call 85c9-

3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, carpet and
vinyl flooring with garden tub on '/2 acre
lot in Sanderson. All electric appliances,
P8e50e s cu2it deposit, $850/8month.
3 BR, 2 BA house in city limits. Ivy Street
~and Susie Court. $750/month $750
deposit. Call 259-6546 day and 259-

1032 Est od Road, 3 BR, 2 B o oe
acre, $850 deposit, $850/month. 813-
3091. 9/1 8tfC
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with all electric appliances, $850 secu-
rity deposit, $850/month. Please call 259-
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$59,000 minus $5,000 for moving expens-
es, will sell for $44,000. 259-8000.
8/28-9/18p
2005 Fleetwood 28x60, 3 BR, 2 BA, extra
large kitchen. $36,000. 904-334-8904.
9/25-102p






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BR .-- # r~Rs f43 73 ft f3 V 6SF
offers marble fireplace, eat in kitchen, butlers pantry &
in ground pool. $289,000 (14300 Janice Lane-Tammie
Gray)
WOWI MLS# 395751 Brick pool home has.50 acre
lot, great landscaping, large master suite, fireplace and
so much more! $320,000 (6073 Michele Road-Tammie
Gray)

loatd on F Lt e ot b a~ut fu acre tis c ty has
to offer, zoned agricultural, 6 chicken houses 40'X 500,
completely operational & income producing, several
different pastures & more! $1,062,000 (10167 King horn
RD -Tammie Gray)
JUST REDUCED!!! This great.90 acre lot in down-
town Macclenny would be perfect for new duplex/town-
home development! Walking distance to schools & more!
Property can be subdivided! $115,000 (00 Minnesota
Avenue-Victoria St. Clair)
A TASTE OF COUNTRY MLS# 400516 AII brick
4 bedroom & 3 bathrooms with 2,061sf on 1 acre.
In-ground pool with decking, detached game room and

(5826 Irvin ST Tammie Gray)
REACH AND GRAB THIS GREAT BUY MLS# 417797
Only $3,000 per acre, located in beautiful Glen St. Mary
in one of the fastest growing counties. Endless possibili-
ties with convenience and privacy. $278,000 (0000 Creek
RD Tammie Gray)
YOU'LL BE ALL SMILES WITH THIS MLS# 394430
Large mature trees, great 3BR/2BA triple wide on 4.62
acres, partially cleared on corner lot, walk-in closets'
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Oils, acrylics, watercolors.
canvases, drawing pads
& much more!
110 South Fifth Street
259-3737

GATEWAY PEST CONTROL,

259-3808
All types of pest control
Call Eston, Shannon or Bill|
Ask about our fire ant control
6/26tfc
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We sell and install
DQUGHBOY above-ground pools
Service* Renovations* Cleaning
Repairs* Chemicals* Parts
698-E West Macclenny Ave.
(next to Raynor's Pharmacy)
Fall & Winter hours
Wednesday-Friday
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm
259-5222


ROGER RAULERSON
WELL DRILLING
2" and 4" wells
Call Roger or Roger Dale
259-7531

cail dwed & prdted
S4/3tfc
MACGLEN BUILDERS, INC.
Design /Build
Your plans or our plans
Bentley Rhoden -
904-259-2255


WILLIAMS AUTO REPAIR
CENTER
Specializing in the locating and
installing of low mileage engines
and transmissions.
Foreign and domestic cars & trucks
All major and minor repairs
259-5149
6/26-)2/180
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LANDSCAPING
Mowing, edging, mulching,
clean-ups, sodding, removal
and replacement.
Sprinkler repairs
Free estimates
210-7512
4/10tfc
ENERGY BUSTER, INC
*We can lower your electric bill
*Makes home cooler in the summer
and warmer in the winter
*You'll feel the difference immediately
*Free estimate and demonstration
259-2543
7/24th
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*Sprinkler Systems
Residential and Commercial
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*Free Estimates
*Family Owned and Operated
250-0774
9/25-10/16p


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Professional painting
Pressure washing
Interior exterior
Residential commercial
Fully insured Locally owned
25 years experience
259-5877 72tc

DON BURNSED
CONSTRUCTION
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Call for free estimates and references

Lic. #CCC132 846 88289/18-9/25p
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Heating* Air Electrical service


ANGEL AQUA, INC.
Water softeners Iron filters
City or well systems
Chlorine Removal
Sales Rentals Service Repairs
Salt delivery
Total water softeners supplies
797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny
259-6672
7/15tfc
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COliPORATION
Roofing
Free estimates
259-8700
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New systems & repairs
Field dirt Top soil
Bulldozer & backhoe work
Culverts installed
275-2474
509-0930 cell
12/7tte
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Air conditioners* Heat pumps
*Major appliances *
24 hour, 7 day emergency service!
call vince Farnesi,
Owner-Operator
259-2124
7/1 tfc
FILL DIRT
Culverts installed
Tim Johnson
259-2536
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Mst se!$ 155,000(~0000 Bill Davis Road-Tam-


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Property reaches to the little St. Marys River.
$750,000 (6294 Burnsed Lane-Margie Walker)
NEW(0ONSTRUCTION -MLS# 444732 This
3 BR/ 2BA charmer sits on a good size lot w/
mature oa re~es inin t~he pr~o ere zol34,900
ADORABLE MLS# 443952 4 BR/2 BA spacious
home with an in-ground pool. This will make a
wonderful home!! $145,000 (6096 Checkmake
Lane Rose Stokes)
20 ACRE PARCEL! MLS# 439547 Beautiful
20 acre parcel with lots of trees & creek that
runs through the property! $499,900 (1653 Big
Branch Road -Dee Parker &Deirdre Wells)
NEW HOME SITES! ML5 # 434371,434378
,434377,434374 Beautiful new homes sites!
4 Available! Build your dream home in this
all brick community! $59,900 (Copper Drive
- Susan Krawczyk)
BUYER NEEDED! MLS# 440263 & 440270
This4 BR/2BAhome has newer roofworkshop
& more.5Surrounding 1.5 acre lot for sale as well.
5219",00(14 36 USN301-usan Krawcy0)ar
of land ready to build on.0Owner will divide
into smaller parcels from 2.5 acres & up! Don't
miss this! $880,000 (0000 Crews Road Susan
Krawczyk)
ALL BRICK BEAUTY! MLS# 445781 Lovely
home on 11.72 acres with in ground pool, up-
grades galore and more! $374,900 (13415 Deer
Track Drive- Kim Allen & Michael Myers)
READY TO MOVE? MLS# 395644 Cute 3BR/2
hAs beh ueywl ant%# i ned D n th back
$125,000 (9518 Hopkins Rload Tammidnle Gray)


DOUBLE TAKE THIS! MLS# 404867 Your head will
spin to own this 6BR/3BA 3,001sf on 1 acre; paved road
frontage, home was previously church, Commercial
kitchen, indoor utility room & storage shed outside..
$199,000 (8188 County RD 139B-Tammie Gray)
SUPER DEAL MLS# 444050 Adorable 2 bedroom/1
bath home that has been completely remodel & ready,
Stucco home with new metal loof, new chain link fent-
ing, gorgeous landscaping, covered front porch & more!
$104,900 (519 South 9th ST -Tammie Gray)
GORGEOUS MLS#448594 4 bedroom &2.5 baths.
Offers 3,200 sf, on 37 acre estate, breath taking
views. Hardwood floors, granite counters and more!
$1,350,000 (9608 River Bend Rd -Susan Krawczk)
GREAT STARTEli HOME MLS# 446670 Welcome
home to this well maintained 3BR/2BA 1,300sf with a
great floor plan. You've found a place to park your two
cars! $163,500 (431 3rd ST North Cindy Lee)
PRIME COMMERCIAL GROWTH LOCATION MLS#
448655 36.27 acres of wooded land ready to develop.
Owner will sell as two parcels, but prefers to sell
together. $600,0
RIVEeRFRh0NT L# 44859 Gr cous rs erkron w
from every angle! Custom hm w/ granite counters,
hardwood firs & more!$51,350,000. (9608 River Bend
Road Susan Krawczyk)
ALL BRICK BEAUTY! MLS# 441380 Just uilder 4
years new, this 4/2 home in Settlers Ridge offers huge
estate lot, 3 car side entry garage, formal LR & DR, eat
in kitchen and more!$5294,900 (32238 Settlers Ridge
Drive-Susan Krawczyk)
PERFECT LAND! ML5# 408378 45.63 acres!! Great
fo horses &Magricu ture. Hs5 oler hme & two rent is.
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Land Clearing Ponds* Demolition
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Cultivating ~ Bush hog
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Roads built
Houses/buildings demo
Inground pools demo
904-445-8836 dayS
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BACKHOE WORK
Top soil Fill Dirt Slag
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545-7688
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Free estimates
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New roofs Roof repairs
Roof replacement
Free estimates
259-7892


PRINTING & FAXING

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Existing septic system repair
Water conditioning iron removal
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Financing available
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Pavers* Landscape Curbing Cool
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NOTICE OF

BUDGET HEARING



The Baker County Hospital Authority

has tentatively

adopted a budget for 2008-09.

A public hearing to make

FINAL DECISION

On the budget AND TAXES

will be held on

MOnday. September 29, 2008

5:01 pm
at the

Commerce Center

20 East Macclenny Ave.

Macclenny, Florida 32063




BUDGET SUMMARY
FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009
Baker County Hospital Authority

GENERAL FUND
CASH BALANCE BROUGHT FORWARD $110,000
ESTIMATED REVENUES
Taxes:
Ad Valorem Taxes: Operating (Millage 1.10) 848,661
Special Act Revenue 25,000
Interest Income 3,000
Interest Income on Capital Lease .' 46i.(i,95


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Future Medical Needs of Baker County Residents 25,000
Internal Administration Fitmd 103,461

TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES $1,453,856

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


AMENDED BUDGET SUMMARY
FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008
Baker County Hospital Authority

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

TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES $1,483,017
EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES
Hospital/Nursing Home Fees $775,000
Property Appraiser Fees 35,000
Tax Collector's Fees 18,500
.Interest Expense 484,211
Administrative & Professional Fees 29.500

TOTAL EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES $ 1,342,211

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

TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES $1,483,017

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


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PUBLIC HEARING
Pursuant to an application submitted by John and
Penny Sirmmons to be granted a Special Exception
on property located in Section 19, Township 3S,
Range 21, lying north of Mudlake Road and east
of Bill Davis Road containing approximately 8.18
acres in Baker County, FL., the Baker County Land
Planning Agency, will consider the request at a
public hearing scheduled for Thursday, October
9, 2008 at 7:01 p.m. in thze County Commissioners
chambers of the Administration Building, 55
North Third St.,. MIacclenny, FL. On the date
above. mentioned, all interested parties may
appear and be heard with respect to the Special
Exception request. The purpose of the Special
Exception is to allow for a Family Lot Division
within a subdivision. Written comments for or
against the Special Exception may be sent to Baker
County Planning Department, 81 North Third
St., Macclenny, FL 32063. Faxed comments may
be sent to (904)259-5057. Copies of the Special
Exception may be inspected by anly member of
the public in the Planning Department, dddress
stated above. According to thne Americans 'with
Disabilities Act, per-sons needing a special
accommodation or an interpreter to participate in
thzis proceeding should contact the Administration
Department at (904) 259-5123 at least 48 hourS
prior to the time of the hearing.


PUBLIC NOTICE


2008 ELECTION DATES


EARLY VOTING DATES


General Election
October 20, 2008 November 1, 2008
Monday Satulrday 9:00AM 5:00PM


Early Voting will be conducted in the
Supervisor of Election Office at 32 N 5 1
Street, Suite A.



Nita D. Cr~awforld
Supervisor of E~lections


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, September 25, 2008 Page 14


tr~nsf~ers it to five gallon glass jugs made
especially for the purpose. Transparent air
locks are then attached to the openings. The
jugs crowd the work area, their contents bub-
bling away like a science lab on a movie set.
Along one side of the barn, is a wide shelf
under anl extended eave builtt~o store the five-
gallon jugs made in Mexico.
Mastering the techniques of home-made
wine making, like anything else, is some-
times trial and error. Mr. Raulerson was once
rinsing out the sulfite solution from some of
his five-gallon jugs. He hauled a bucket of
hot tap water into the work area and poured
it into one of the jugs.
"The hot water busted the bottom clean
out of that jug," he said.
He recycles commercial wine bottles of all
shapes and sizes. These rest on round racks,
waiting to be filled.
"I usually get mly grand young'uns in-
volved whenl it's time to. bottle," he said.
."One will fill and one will cork. Works out
pretty good." '
He grabs a few empty bottles and demon-
strates his corking machine.
"This gadget really speeds things up, much
faster and better than doing it by hand," he
says. "I use these synthetic corks now instead
of real cork because it's easier to store the
wine after it's bottled."
Authentic cork must be constantly hy-
drated by the wine to keep from drying out,
which requires wine bottles to rest on their
sides. Synthetic corks do not dry out, so bot-
tles can stand vertically.
A variety of corkscrews and openers lie
around the work area. The most striking is
made from a large section of grapevine in
which a corkscrew has been embedded. The
unusual opener was made in Germany and
was a gift from a friend.
Grapes are not the only fruit Mr. Rauler-
son transforms into wine. Strawberries and
blueberries are favorites, too.
"Blueberries are the hardest fruit to make
wine from," he says.
Blueberries contain a natural yeast inhibi-
tor and must be "helped" to ferment. This is


done by adding some grape juice or other
ingredients to the blueberry mixture. Mr.
Raulerson likes to use a little raisin pulp.
For years he has kept a log with notations
on every batch of wine he has ever vinted.
It contains notes about production, success
es, mishaps and comments of friends who
helped or were present to taste the wine.
"I like to look back and know what I did
with each batch," he says. "My daughter
used to be my number one wine taster, but
she quit."
Daughter Debra is quick to respond to this
statement,
"Now Daddy," she said, "I just couldn't be
doing that every single day!"
Between monitoring and producing his
wine, Mr. Raulerson has a number of other
"cottage industries" in progress at the same
time. Even as he checks his wine, he has a
huge cooker going in the shed and the aroma
of boiling peanuts fills the air.
He also cures his own beef jerky' and
makes sausage from the bear, venison and
wild boar he hunts. On top of that, he grows
peppers and makes some of the hottest pep-
per sauce to be found in Baker County. This
he puts up in recycled ketchup bottles.
His daughter points to a tall bush loaded
with small, brilliant red tabasco peppers
standing beside the shed. This is the source
of the infamous hot sauce.
"That stuff is so hot it will darn near kill a
person," she declares.
She turns from the pepper bush and checks
the peanuts.
"Still a bit green, Daddy," she announces.
"Then add some water and just let them
suckers boil," he calls, from inside the barn.
Wine, hot sauce, jerky, peanuts, sausage
- isn't retirement supposed to be about re-
laxing? So why all the projects? Simple. He
just likes to keep busy.
Mr. Raulerson says he was never interest-
ed in trying to sell or profit from his wine or
any of the other "piddlings."
"I just enjoy making all this for my fam-
ily, friends and other folks to enjoy," he says.
"Nothing makes me happier than to share it
all."


always know wh~eret he is."
Growing grapes and making wine takes
up a good portion of the day for this innova-
tive Baker County man, who retired in 1993
from the Lawtey Correctional Institute where
he worked in security. When it comes to his
wine making, Mr. Raulerson is entirely self-
taught and learned most of the techniques
from books.
"He was out here piddling around so much,
my daughter and other people started buying
him books," said Mrs. Raulerson. "We fig
ured if he was going to be spending so much
time piddling, he might as well learn to do
it right."
Mr. Raulerson recommends the title
"Winemaking: Recipes, Equipment and
Techniques for Making Wine at Home" by
the husband and wife team of Stanley F. and
Dorothy Anderson. He orders most of his
equipment from The Grape and Granary
Homebrew Shoppe in Ohio.
The "Master Piddler"' says he canl get so
absorbed in working with the wine that~he's
not aware of much else. -
"See this vintage here?" he says, holding
up a bottle and pointing to the label. "It was
bottled on 9/11 and '01. It was the afternoon
before I knew anything had happened to the
World Trade Center."
Inside his workshop, Mr. Raulerson checks
the progress of wine he started the day be-
fore. He hoists an open plastic bag filled with
grape pulp and skins from a heavy duty white
plastic bucket. The wine was only started the
day before but bubbling can already be de-
tected in the liquid.
"This is going to be a dry white wine," he
says. "Not much happening yet, I only added
the yeast yesterday."
At the right times, certain substances such
as ascorbic acid, yeast nutrient and pepcid
enzyme may also be added.
After sterilizing an instrument called a
hydrometer in a sulfite solution, Mr. Rauler-
son tests the sugar level daily.
When the sugar level reaches 9.9, appro-
priate for a dry wine, he filters the juice and


TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES
EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES
Hospital/Nursing Home Fees
Property Appraiser Fees
Tax Collector's Fees
Interest Expense
Administrative & Professional Fees -

TOTAL EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES


$1,453,856

$775,000
35,500
18,000
466,795
30,000

, $1,325,395


General Election


November 4, 2008


General Election


October 6, 2008


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S ch oEINLunch


Sept. 29-Sept. 30

O~ffred everyday:
Cold lunch plate, or chef salad w\ith
w'heat roll or crackers and desserc
(w~hen o~ffred) or choose one main
d an~ud r\on sides nir kjs rt (iwh~n
011 ~re ). 1 oice of mikored wit
al comp cre men s.

Mio~ndy, Septclember29
Breakfast: Chicken biscuit, peach slices'
milk
Lunch:, Chee~seburger or hot dog on a
bun, choice of 2 sides: baked french firs'
letence and tomato slices, creamy coleslaw,

o~ranMday, September 30
Breakfast: Pancake and sausage on a
stick, fruit juice, milk
Lunch: Tasty chili with beans and a
homemade wheat roll or cold ham and
cheese sandwich on a whole grain bun,

gavy tesoame 1l sqnsph, fri hic0,
oran e juice


GED test

Registration for the October
GED tests will be held at 6:30
pm on September 30 at the Baker
County Middle School cafeteria.
The tests will be given October
6, 7 and 8 for a fee of $50. For
more information, contact Ton-
nie Blakely 259-0403.


National recording artist
'David Cool er .live !

September 26 & 27


Message from Sherrie...
I believe a dedicated, experienced educational leader is required
to serve as Superintendent of Schools in Baker County. We need a
proven leader who knows what must be done beginning the first
day in office. I am a leader prepared to make difficult decisions that
are in the best interest of our children I have twenty-two years of
continuous educational experience, eighteen years as a classroom
teacher and four .years as an educational leader in Baker County.
These experiences have prepared me to effectively lead the Baker
County School System.

I will keep my "Eyes on the Future and my hand on the present!"

Thank you and God Bless.

Political advertisement paid for and approved by Sherrie Raulerson, Dernoqrat, for Superintendent of Schoaols


MACCLENNY'S ONLY TRUE LADIES' NIGHT
WHERE LADIES DRINK FREE!


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L{eline helps pread the word about telephone assistance


School Calendar

*Mondayv, September 29
a3C'1s: volcybah;ll cr srssn
I3CM:VolleyballII v Frnmlna
KIlS: Schlolalstic H~ook Fa;ir MES: ;
A~c~ccl~;l~lrae readl~ing~ atern~loonl 3:i0-
6:30) pm,' Medlial or
* Th~esday, September 30
B('llS: Volleyba~ll @ Sanltal Fe. D)CT
fieldtrtip to Sa~lly's, Cross Count~y
(I-l) :00 pm" BMS: Football @ Greten
Cov KlSt: Scholastic ato :ar f~m
fourth grade acaldemic recital 6i:30,
fourth gradle F;CAT parent night 7:370.
MES: Terrific Kidl assembly 9:30
am cafeteria, 1st &e 3rd grade vision/
bearing screenings
* Wednesday, October 1
BCHS: Students Against Drunk
Driving" spirit tag sale begins KIS:
Scholastic book fair WES: Merrie
Melodies club mtg. 8:00 am
* Thursday, October 2
BCHS: Band booster mtg. 7:00 pm,
FFA district forestry contest, DCT
fieldtrip to Sally's, JV football vs.
Suwannee (H) 7:00 pm, Volleyball (H)

book fair, 5th g~rule tacdemnic retcita
turd FCAT parent night, 6:30 pm MES:
Visilon/h ringF so enlng for Ist/3 t
10-8:00 pm, Good monin >hw
8:00 am
* Friday, October 3
BCHS: Wildcat Hae "Wildcat
Wings", football @ 1 review 7:30
pm KIS: Scholastic book fair MES:
Cookie dough fulndraiser kickoff WES:
Third grade "Just Say No" assembly
1:00 pm
* Saturday, Oc'tober 4
BCHS: SAT test, audlitorium 7:30 am,
wrestling car wash @ Calendars


but he would like to see more.
"There are 167,000 people
signed up in the state. That's
about 14% of those eligible.
I want to see 100%, said Mr.
Carter.
For further information call
1-800-342-3552. Questions can
be faxed to 1-800-511-0809. T~he


low-income families and seniors
with a $13.50 credit per month
on local phone bills, a savings of
up to $162 a year,
The Link-Up Florida program
gives a 50 percent rebate on tele-
phone hook-up charges.
Participants typically qualify
if they receive state or federal
help through certain
programssuchasMed-
icaid, food stamps and
Low Income Home
Energy Assistance, or ,~
meet the US poverty .
income guidelines.
"In times like this
when the economy
is in the tank and the
price of food, gas,
taxes and insurance is
sky high, thisis some- l~o~a 1
th ng concrete we can
do to help our needy
neighbors," said Mr. Carter. "In-
stead of giving them megawatts
and kilowatts and BITUs and
parts per gallon we're talking
about people here that $13.50-
savings a month is very sigmifi-
cant to some.
According to Mr. Griffis'
Baker County has a good rate
of participation in the programs,


HY KELLIEY LANNIG;AN

Matthew~ Carter II, chairman
of the Florida~ Public Service
Commission, was in Macclen
n~y Septemnber 14l, the last stop
on a journey across the state to
wra u the first annual Lifeline
Aware ess Week.
The event's purpose was to
promote the Link-Up Florida
alid L~ifeline. Assistance pro
grams which offer discounted
basic local telephone service to
qualified residents.
Northeast Florida Telephone
Company, as well as its parent
company Towns Telecommuni-
cations, helped sponsor an infor
Nation booth outside Wal-Mart
Sue Cent r
LIWe've ben planning for this
for a while," said Mike Griffis,
NEFCOM's general manager.
"We specifically reqluestedl Mr.
Carter to be present. He's such
a busy man, we're really pleased
he could make it." Also present
helping to meet and greet the
public were Sheriff Joey Dob-
son, Commissioner Alex Robin-
son, Wal-Mart manager Brandon
Beckenbauoh and Vice-president
of Towns Telecommunications


B3ill Trhomas.
"It's about people help-
ing: people," satid Mr.. Thomas.
"We're the local parent company
to NEFCOM aund we want to do
what we can."
Lifeline Awareness Week
kicked off` in Tallahassee Sep-
tember 8. FPSC was joined by
the Office of Public Counsel and
Florida's telephon~ecompanies to
reach as may eligible consumers
as possible.
"We have been all over the
state this week, from one end to
the other and we're finishing up
in the great town of Macclenny,
said Mr. Carter. .
Mr. Carter explained that in
the larger counties of Florida,
people usually have more access
to assistance programs. People
in smaller counties, however,
can get overlooked.
"Our purpose this week has
been to try to reach those par-
ticular people and let them know
they are important to us," he
said,
Acc~ording~ to the FPSC, more
than 6 percent of Florida house-
holds do not have telephone ser-
vice in their home.
Lifeline Assistance can help


PHOTOB8Y KELLEY LANNIGAN
e-mail address is contact@psc.
state.fl.us
You can also write to the
Florida Public Service Com-
mission's Division of Regula-
tory Compliance and Consumer
Assistance, 2540 Shumard Oak
]Boulevard, Tallahassee, F~lorida
32'399-0858. The FPSC Web site
is www.floridapsc.com.


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