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JITHURSDAY


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


80th Year, Vol. 16 Winner of 9 state awards for journalism excellence in 2008


Woman dies in flipping pickup


A Glen St. Mary woman be-
came the county's ninth traffic
fatality of 2009 when the pickup
truck she was driving the morn-
ing of August 8 overturned on
CR 127 north of Cuyler.
Tamara E. Marich, 43, was
dead at the scene after she was
partially thrown from the 2006
GMC pickup. Two passengers,
Autumn Retcho, 10, and Mary
Merkle, 7, both also of Glen, re-
ceived minor injuries. None of
the occupants had on seat belts,
according to FHP Trooper D.L.
Myers.
Ms. Marich was southbound
on 127 when she swerved to
avoid animals in the road. The
truck veered onto the west
shoulder of the two-lane stretch
then veered across both lanes
and onto the east shoulder.
It then rotated clockwise and
flipped over, landing on the
driver's side facing west.
The two young passengers
are related to a friend of Ms.
Marich, who resided in the Cuy-
ler area with them.
The accident occurred about
10:13.


PHOTO BY JIM MCGAULEY
Equipment from overturned construction truck driven by woman killed in crash littered CR 127 north of Cuyer.


County eyes more budget tightening


Shortfall still

$1 million-plus
JOEL ADDINGTON
NEWS EDITOR
reporter@bakercountypress.com
Desperate for savings to help to balance
its 2009-10 budget, county officials have be-
gun discussing controversial measures like
employee furloughs, expanding the use of
house arrest to keep prisoners out of jail and
reducing insurance benefits for retirees.
"Unprecedented times call for unprec-


edented measures," said Mike Griffis, chair-
man of the Baker County Commission, dur-
ing a budget workshop the evening of August
10.
About $4oo,ooo had been shaved from
the more than $33 million budget after the
board's decision last week to abandon plans
for building a new administration building
and eliminating about $70,000 for patrol
vehicles needed for new deputies whose
grant-funded salaries never materialized.
That still left the budget shortfall at more
than $1 million.
Much of the problem has been the coun-
ty's law enforcement fund, which pays for
the sheriffs department, the housing of lo-
cal inmates, dispatch and medical examiner


services.
The fund is expected to run a $2.7 million
deficit in the coming fiscal year, which will
be covered through the general fund and ul-
timately the county's roughly $8 million in
reserves.
The county's cost for housing local in-
mates at the new sheriffs complex has dou-
bled since the facility opened.
County Manager Joe Cone said he's talked
with Judge Joey Williams about expanding
the use of house arrest and associated elec-
tronic monitoring as a cheaper alternative to
incarceration.
Commissioner Michael Crews said he'd
See page 3)>


Mud bog permit


may end in court

Hearing August 25


JOEL ADDINGTON
NEWS EDITOR
reporter@bakercountypress.com
The conflict that began about
two months ago over a pro-
posed mud bogging site in the
south county may not end with
a ruling from the Baker County
Commission expected later this
month.
Both Troy McCullough, who
applied for a one-year permit to
operate the recreational venue
in a rural residential area of
Mud Lake
Road, and
neighbor-
ing resi-
dents have -1. "..
expressed
a will-
ingness
to seek
redress "
in court
should
commis-
sioners
not rule in
their fa- Green ribbons along MI
vor. to mug bogging
How-
ever, county officials say they've
only been in contact with coun-
sel representing the residents.
Mr. McCullough's plans to
operate the mud bogging pit
on the eastern side of 76 acres
south of Mud Lake Road just
west of Ira Starling Road were
denied by the Land Planning
Agency (LPA) June 25 when a
standing room only crowd of
mostly Mud Lake Road resi-
dents voiced their opposition,
citing traffic, noise and general
nuisance concerns.
He needed the permit be-


lud La
in the


cause the vacant tract is zoned
for agricultural use, which ex-
cludes mud bogs whether com-
mercial or not, said Planning
Director Ed Preston.
Mr. McCullough immedi-
ately appealed the LPA's deci-
sion to the Baker County Com-
mission, but said this week he's
also considering alternate mud
bogging locations.
"I've been looking at some
other areas," Mr. McCullough
said the morning of August 11,
declining to specify those loca-
tions. If no
alternate
sites prove
feasible,
he said the
Appeal will
likelymove
forward.
"I have
a piece
of prop-
erty and
I should
be able to
PHOTO BY JIM MCGAULEY do what I
ake signify opposition want with
neighborhood. it," said
Mr. Mc-
Cullough.
The hearing has been re-
scheduled twice and is now set
for August 25 at 6:oo00 pm in
the school board chambers on
South Boulevard next to the
pre-K and kindergarten center.
It could be cancelled if Mr. Mc-
Cullough withdraws his appeal
before then, though he said he
hasn't decided whether to do
so.
Since late June, however;
Mud Lake Road residents have
See page 2))


Country Federal


bandit gets 34 years


The second of two men
who robbed the Glen St. Mary
branch of Country Federal
Credit Union in April, 2005 was
sentenced in Jacksonville fed-
eral court August 6 to 34 years
and two months in prison.
Jabari Markeith Hird, 29,
of Orlando had pleaded guilty
to conspiring to commit armed
bank robbery and brandishing
a firearm on March 23 of this
year.
His co-defendant Rasheed
Silvera, 31, also of Orlando, was
earlier sentenced to 92 months
after pleading to armed rob-
bery.


Professor


researches


history of


Babytowne


community

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Because funds in the credit
union are federally insured, the
defendants were under federal
jurisdiction and they will serve
out their sentences in federal
prisons.
The morning of April 12, Mr.
Hird and Mr. Silvera initially
intended to rob the nearby Mer-
cantile Bank branch on US 90,
and instead targeted Country
Federal when they feared they
would be identified by an in-
dividual who briefly spoke to
them.
They took more than
$147,000 after forcing a terri-
fied employee to open the vault
after entering Country Federal
with shirts tied over their faces.
Mr. Hird was waving a firearm
when they ordered tellers to do
as they were told "if they ever
wanted to see their children
again."
Mr. Hird jumped a counter
and ran down one of the tellers
who broke for a rear door. He
See page 2))


ONLINE POLL RESULTS
Should county employees work
fewer days to reduce personnel
costs in next year's budget?


8th grade center


KELLEY LANNIGAN
FEATURES
features@bakercountypress.com
Baker County Middle
School's new two-story Eighth


Grade Center has been under
construction the last three
months.
According to middle school
principal David Davis, progress
is right on target and the facil-


nears completion
ity should be ready for visitors Denny Wells last Monday morn-
during an open house on Au- ing for a brief walk-through of
gust 20. the facility.
Mr. Davis joined School Su- The hum of power saws filled
perintendent Sherrie Raulerson the air and workers were busy
and Director of Maintenance at a variety of jobs, from plumb-
ing to electrical to operating
heavy equipment outside as
they cleared construction debris
from the grounds.
Inside the spacious halls,
men applied paint to the walls
of the stairwells that flank each
end of the building.
The three walked into one of
the new classrooms, a bright,
airy space where the walls are
now ready for the computerized
White and Smart boards. Each
classroom is approximately 9o00
square feet in size, an increase
of 250 square feet from most of
the previously used rooms.
"Staff will be putting in some
crunch time right up to the last
Minute before they move in,"
said Ms. Raulerson. "But I can
tell you, after going through
this same thing with the Pre-K
Center several years ago, every
one of those minutes is worth


PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Baker County School Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson inspects exterior work at the new Middle School Eighth Grade
Center with Denny Wells, Director of Facilities and middle school principal David Davis.


me effort."
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8th grade center will open on time


< Mr. Davis agrees.
"Putting good teachers in good
classrooms nothing is a better
morale booster than that," he
said.
Mr. Wells has monitored every
step of the project and explained
some of the features of the new
classrooms.
"Every pair of classrooms
shares two bathrooms. Those
classrooms also have a common
door between them," he said.
Students will not have to leave
their classroom to go to hall bath-
rooms. If instructors are team
teaching, the shared inside door
eliminates the disruption of stu-
dents moving out into the hall-
way to enter another classroom.
If in the future the building
is used for elementary students,
the bathrooms are designed so
that a wall can easily be installed.
This will bring the classrooms up
to code for elementary students,
which requires rest room facili-
ties in every room.
The new facility is the second
public school building in Baker
County to have a second story.
"There hasn't been one since
the old high school closed its
doors in the 196os," said Ms.
Raulerson.
She also points out that it will
be one of only three buildings in
the county to have an elevator
- the other two being the court-
house and the library when its


Mudbog

< been mobilizing against the ap-
peal, contacting county com-
missioners and displaying their
opposition with green mailbox
ribbons and signs containing
messages like, "No mud bog in
our back yard."
One such sign on Larry West-
fall's Serenity Lane property was
damaged overnight August 6-
7. The sign was torn down and
thrown in the driveway to Mr.
Westfall's home. He filed a van-
dalism report with the sheriffs
department, vowing to fix the
sign and erect it once again.
"I hate that it's gotten to this
extreme," said Commissioner
Gordon Crews, who along with
the county's four other commis-
sioners has fielded numerous
calls, letters and e-mail messages
from concerned citizens about
the mud bog.
Mr. Crews said the reactions
have been mostly negative; that
people aren't comfortable sup-
porting a venue that could en-
courage drinking and driving.
"That's their biggest concern,"
he said.
Commissioner Mike Griffis
said he's heard from roughly 20
different people that fall into
three camps Mud Lake Road
residents against the mud bog,
the applicant and his family in
favor of it, and another segment
that advocates bringing the activ-
ity to Baker County, regardless of
where it's located.
"It's a grave concern for that
community," said Commissioner
Alex Robinson, who expects the
matter to remain an issue regard-
less of the appeal's outcome.
"I'm sure it won't be over," he
said.

34 years...
< then dragged her back and de-
manded another teller open the
vault.
Baker County deputies got a
break in the case by finding cloth-
ing tossed out of a getaway car in
south Glen St. Mary in the min-
utes following the hold-up. The
items included jackets, gloves, a
hat, t-shirt and pillow case.
The FBI lab in Quantico, VA
linked Mr. Silvera's DNA to the
hat, T-shirt and gloves. Mr. Hird's
DNA was found on a jacket.
US District Judge Henry Lee
Adams also ordered Mr. Hird to
pay $147,111 restitution as part
of the sentence. The cases were
prosecuted by assistant US at-


new addition is soon completed.
The classroom floors are cov-
ered in vinyl composite tile, an
industry standard resistant to
wear, tear and staining. The tile
was chosen over carpet that can
be problematic because of the
tendency toward water damage
and mold.
"'This building has been a long
time coming and the teachers are
really excited, especially our sixth
grade teachers," said Mr. Davis.
Sixth grade classes will not
make use of the new facility,
but can now be housed in better
classroom space once occupied
by the higher grades.
"We milked the old sixth grade
building for all it was worth, but
it was finally time for it to go,"
said Mr. Davis.
According to Mr. Wells, a
state-required study has already
been done on the old sixth grade
building [former Macclenny El-
ementary] and it showed the cost
of repairs exceeds the structure's
value. If the building has no his-
torical merit warranting preser-
vation, salvageable materials are
removed and it's demolished.
"When the old building is
gone, that space can be utilized
for parking. It should also help
eliminate some traffic difficulties
that still remain on South Boule-


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vard," said Mr. Wells.
Another feature of the new
facility is an adjoining group
of new portables, which will be
state of the art, just like the new
classrooms. They will serve as the
seventh and eighth-grade read-
ing centers.
Mr. Davis is very pleased to
have a new section of classrooms
ready for the 2009-10o eighth
grade class.
"Our eighth graders are like the
seniors of the middle school and
it's great to be able to welcome
them back to a new facility," he
said. "We talk about school pride
and personal pride a lot, but this


is a way to actually show them we
are serious about them."




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Thursday, August 13, 2009
CODE ENFORCEMENT

Gets 90
The Baker County Code En-
forcement Board gave the owner
of a trailer park east of Mac-
clenny the 90 days he requested
to remove the remaining two
dilapidated mobile homes on his
property.
A third one had already been
taken away by the time of the
CEB's regular meeting the eve-
ning of August lo.
Owner Scott Mandel appeared
that evening to request the extra
time before the board entered
an enforcement order for non-
compliance. One of the units still
on the property does not belong
to Mr. Mandel and he is going
through legal channels to remove
it. The other one is his.
The board agreed that a back-
hoe, farm tractor, utility trailer
generator and two lawn mowers
parked near a concrete home on
the property did not constitute a
violation. Mr. Mandel said they
are in working order and needed
for maintenance at the trailer
park off US 90.
The defendant argued suc-
cessfully that the section of the
county's code law cited in the
complaint does not apply to mo-
bile home trailers. Building of-
ficial Robert Hathcox countered
that if the CEB opted to pursue
a revised complaint he would
file it immediately, citing the old
trailers as unlivable under the
county's building code. Instead,
the board agreed to the 90 days
Mr. Mandel requested.
The motion for extra time was
made by Scott Anderson and
passed unanimously.
Three other cases on the new
business portion of the board's
agenda this month came into
compliance by the meeting date,
though the defendants are sub-
ject to the $85 fee charged for
the building and zoning office to
process the complaints.
They include Ernest and Edna
Bryant for unauthorized animals,
unregistered vehicle and debris;
William and Burnice Farkas for
debris and Johnny and Juliette
Burnham for excessive mobile
homes.
Mr. Hathcox explained the
Burnhams have removed the mo-

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consider the idea as long as the
practice was used only for minor
crimes, not violent or sexual of-
fenses, child abuse cases or those
involving the use of weapons.
Another possibility discussed
was furloughing county person-
nel a handful of days during the
course of the year to save up to
$200,000.
"I'd take time off rather than
be laid off," said Commissioner
Alex Robinson.
Commissioners were reluctant
to consider such action though,
calling it a last resort and one
that must impact all county of-
fices equally.
"There has to be buy-in from
all the constitutional officers,"
said Commissioner Mark Hartley
in reference to the tax collector,
property appraiser and clerk of
courts.
Mr. Cone also suggested dock-
ing employees an hour's pay eight
times a year, the equivalent of ev-
eryone taking one day off.
"That's another scenario to
run the numbers on," he said.
Changing retiree insurance
benefits, which are expected
to cost the county more than
$100oo,ooo000 in the coming year,
may be an option as well.
"That's a benefit you may not
be able to offer anymore," Mr.
Hartley said.
Offering the roughly 20 retired
workers supplemental insurance
to combine with Medicare could
save the county thousands, sug-
gested local insurance agent Jack
Baker.


However, he cautioned that
retirees could experience prob-
lems when attempting to insure a
spouse, if pre-existing conditions
are involved or if prescription
drug costs fall into the so-called
"donut hole" in Medicare cover-
age.
"It's cheaper, there's no ques-
tion," added Mr. Cone.
Though no action was taken
during the workshop, county
staff is expected to present sav-
ings estimates from the various
proposals discussed during an-
other workshop set for August 20
at 5:30 pm in the county admin-
istration offices, 55 N. 3rd St.


days to
bile home from their property.
They avoided impact fees when
they built a permanent home on
the tract, and were in temporary
violation before they moved the
trailer.
In older cases, the complaint
against Fred Sanford for exces-


remove trailers


sive animals on his property went
away because the Land Planning
Agency recently granted a vari-
ance so he could keep a donkey.
The other animals have been re-
moved.
The CEB waived the $85 fee
from a complaint against the es-


tate of Glendel Shedd and Billie
McDonald for abandoned ve-
hicles and junk.
They lost their lives in a fire at
the residence, and the board ear-
lier granted sufficient time for the
estate settlement and removal.


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Seeks expansion of Internet


Griffis is

cautious

aboutplan
JOELADDINGTON
NEWS EDITOR
reporter@bakercountypress.com
The newly-formed North Flor-
ida Broadband Authority has no
money or assets yet, but its goal
of spreading Internet access to
remote areas of the region may
pose a threat to existing service
providers, warned County Com-
missioner Mike Griffis, who's
also a general manager with
NEFCOM of Macclenny, which is
in the same business.
"I think it needs to be a part-
nership between public and
private," he told the authority's
20o-member governing board of
mostly elected officials and mu-
nicipal staffers the afternoon of
August 7.
"We tread very dangerous
waters when government starts
competing with private entities,
and I think we need to remember
that," Mr. Griffis said.
He and Chamber of Commerce
Director Darryl Register traveled
to Lake City for the meeting,
which included the election of
officers and approval of admin-
istrative agreements for legal
services from the Tallahassee
law firm Nabors Giblin & Nick-
erson and general management
by Government Services Group,
another capitol firm.
The county commission ap-
pointed Mr. Register to the board
last week with Mr. Griffis to serve
in his absence.
The authority intends to build
the infrastructure needed to sell
wireless broadband capacity
on the open market, in hopes of
serving remote areas across 14
rural counties in north central
Florida.


That will mean tapping into
existing fiber-optic cables and
extending their capacity into out-
laying areas using a network of
towers representing the skeleton
of the system, explained Darrin
Mylet of Wireless Infrastructure
& Network Ser- (C
vices, the company
expected to design, We trec
build and operate
the new utility, when P
The second phase
of the project will compc
push capacity even m e
further into stra- and I thi
tegic areas where
the infrastructure rnmem
for broadband ac-
cess isn't available
today. Counl
Funding for the
endeavor is expect-
ed through the federal stimulus
package, and after start-up, from
the authority's customers.
Grant applications are due by
the end of the week for a slice of
the $7.2 billion included in the
American Recovery and Rein-
vestment Act for rural broad-
band development. Awards are
expected in December.
"At this point, we have no
money," said Crystalyn Carey,
the authority's attorney.
Mr. Mylet described the proj-
ect as "middle mile" broadband,
where the first mile is the fiber-
optic cables and the last mile
brings access to homes, busi-
nesses and other end users.
"We're not getting into the last
mile business," he said, which is
good news for last mile providers
like NEFCOM and Comcast.
"We're not going to be replicat-
ing what they've done or where
they're going," said Mr. Mylet.
"We're going to bring more ca-
pacity to the market place, but it
has to be open to everyone."
The grant requires that the au-
thority sell its capacity from the
newly-built system to any and all
customers willing to pay for it.
But, there's also nothing that
prohibits the authority from one


day becoming a last mile pro-
vider of broadband access if the
governing board so chooses.
"My concern is that NEFCOM
pays a lot in state and federal
taxes, and the stimulus money
comes from the government, so

ad very dangerous waters
government starts
ting with private entities,
iinkwe need to

ber that.
Mike Griffis
y Commissioner NEFCOM General Manaer

I'm paying somebody to come
back and compete against me,"
said Mr. Griffis.
However, he added that 95
percent of Baker County is al-
ready served with broadband, so
the potential for conflicts here is
minimal.
Mr. Griffis also said his fears


were eased by the possibility of
partnerships between NEFCOM
and the authority.
"I can see some opportuni-
ties; some ideas that came out of
this meeting that I think maybe
could help the incumbents. But
do remember those are private
companies that have major in-
vestments and there are returns
on those investments. We don't
want to cut all those private com-
panies out," he said.
Government Services Group
has been working under a
$250,000 contract since May
from the North Florida Econom-
ic Development Partnership, of
which Baker County is a member,
to apply for the stimulus funding,
and if successful, perform a fea-
sibility study. The authority has
also received a terms sheet for
a $500,000 line of credit from
Mercantile Bank.
Ms. Carey, the authority's at-
torney, said member counties
have no financial obligation or
legal liability regarding the au-
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4 was found three days later
near Savannah. He apparently
hopped a freight train in Bald-
win to get there.
Joseph Wilson, 31, was
taken into custody by security
agents for CSX Transporta-
tion the morning of August 7
and will likely be returned to
Baker County this week. He
was due to appear before a
judge in Chatham County on
Monday on a charge of giving
false information to police.
The sheriffs department
had entered the patient's
name into the national crime
computer system, and that is
how the railroad police deter-
mined his identity. Deputies
and hospital security offi-
cers scoured the area around
NEFSH off SR 121 south of
Macclenny late that evening.
The canine unit from Baker
Correctional was summoned
to the area shortly after Mr.
Wilson's disappearance about
9:45, and initially picked up
a track. The search was later
called off.


Hospital security began
looking for him after an em-
ployee checked Mr. Wilson's
room looking for a television
remote control.
The report by Deputy Brad
Dougherty mentions that Mr.
Wilson has outstanding war-
rants in the Lakeland, FL area
for battery and assault, and
that he once before walked
off from the hospital campus
and is believed to have broken
into a nearby residence before
being found behind the Mac-
clenny Food Lion store three
days later.
Officials were not sure of
the date of that previous es-
cape.
Mr. Wilson had been con-
fined at NEFSH as a forensic
(criminal) patient, but was no
longer. Instead, he had been
living on a regular ward. The
hospital has 150 of its 650
beds reserved for patients
who have committed crimes
but are not deemed capable of
standing trial.
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to Baldwin, which has a large
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OPINION


Page


5
AUGUST 13, 2009


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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Uphold LPA bogging decision Support is crucial


IMPRESSIONS
Jim McGauley
The zoning dispute sur-
rounding one man's plans to
bring mud bogging to a tract
of agriculturally zoned prop-
erty off Mud Lake Rd. is a
classic.
People who already live
in the immediate area are in
near unanimous opposition.
The noise, the drinking, the
added traffic to the mostly
residential area don't suit
them. They may not be op-
posed to the concept of mud
bogging (where four-wheel
trucks scream and slide their
way through a man-made,
water-filled ditch), but they
don't want it near them.
The county's Land Plan-
ning Agency, through which
such zoning changes and vari-
ances are first aired, agreed.
The majority voted to deny
the request.
Petitioner Troy Mc-
Cullough, who married into
the family that owns the tract
in question, is appealing the
LPA decision to the county
commission, as he is allowed
to do. A hearing is set for Au-
gust 25 and they're having it
at the school board meeting
room anticipating another
overflow crowd.
The stage is set.
However, Mr. McCullough
is quoted elsewhere in this
week's edition to the effect
that it's his [so to speak] prop-
erty and he should be able to
do what he wants with it.
Oh yea?
That sentiment was preva-
lent in Baker County in the
1970s [and in prior decades]
before the state forced zoning
on all 67 Florida counties. The
result? Non-compatibility and
a mish-mash of land uses that
still exists today, and continue
to be a drag on taxpayers.
In theory, your right to do
what you want with your land
is limited by the rights your
adjoining property owners
have to the highest and best
use of their investment. That
is the basis of zoning ordi-
nances everywhere.
Let's leave aside a discus-
sion about the relative merits
of mud bogging as a form of
entertainment. Opposition
that has arisen over locating
it off Mud Lake is largely con-
fined to the immediate area
- the people who would be
most adversely affected.
That's logical. People out
in the Taylor section of north
Baker County may be for or
against having a mud bogging
pit near their homes, but they
probably aren't too concerned
either way because this is a
"not in my backyard" issue.
To the Mud Lake people,


the concern is immediate.
They don't believe, nor should
anyone else, that Mr. Mc-
Cullough has a "right" to do
what he wants with the tract.
Zoning laws insure there is no
such right, and compatibility
with existing land use is the
governing principle.
The county commission
would be wise, both from the
equity and precedent stand-
points, to deny the appeal.
And in doing so, board


members should turn a deaf
ear to the argument that mud
bogging is vital to opening up
recreational opportunities
for youth and young adults in
Baker County.
Nonsense. Mud bogging
is no more tied to the status
of recreation here than skeet
shooting.
Sure, more such oppor-
tunities ideally should exist,
but drop the "savior" act by
pretending that mud bogging


is somehow a key element in
solving that problem.
Zoning battles like the one
looming later this month are
the way such issues should be
decided both sides heard.
And all boards charged with
hearing disputes like this, be
they zoning boards, the LPA,
code enforcement or the com-
mission, should adhere to that
one principle highest and
best use of property.


Dear Editor:
The profession of education is
both challenging and incredibly
rewarding. It is an honor to be
entrusted with the education of
your child.
With that honor, comes great
responsibility. The students and
staff of Baker County High School
face tremendous challenges
this year. While many strategies
and interventions will be imple-
mented to prepare our students
for success, parental support


Now cable TV is going to the dogs


Many televi-
sion viewers Il
might actually
enjoy reality TV
but I am not a P 0 I
fan. Hearing oth-
er people grouse Kelley
about reality TV
is becoming almost a daily occur-
rence, so I know I'm not alone.
The stuff is ridiculous. I can
see and hear people acting stu-
pid and rude and lewd in public
for free, thank you very much. I
don't want to pay for it.
There was a period of about
eight years that I rarely watched
the boob tube, as one of my pro-
fessors was fond of calling it, at
all. I had a VCR for movies I cared
about, then later replaced it with
a DVD player.
I don't watch sports, am not a
news or weather junkie, can't tol-
erate sitcoms because they are all
pretty dumb.
When I first learned my cur-
rent residence would include


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basic cable, I
^ACK& thought that
'-CK was fine. There
C were so many
L H channels. I
looked forward
nnigan to seeing good
programs I as-
sumed I had been missing since
my previous service had simply
been the local stations in my
area.
Not.
In the nearly four years since
I started watching cable TV, I've
seen the programming go from
tolerable to bad to just plain
junk.
Those who like shopping
channels, infomercials, sensa-
tional journalism and (yawn)
reality shows are no doubt unaf-
fected by the downward spiral of
quality and merit.
It bugs me that if I turn on
the set, particularly on Sunday
morning, I am assaulted with a
deluge of infomercials hawking
exercise equipment, girdles, hair
replacement systems, cookies
that help you loose weight along
with products guaranteed to en-
hance one's sex life and counter-
act erectile dysfunction.
And this stuff goes on and on.
How many cooking shows and
house repair shows and crime
shows can you watch before
your eyes start to glaze over? At
this point, if there was anything
original in this stuff it would be
cause for celebration, but its the
same themes regurgitated again
and again.
If cable airs a movie, it might
play for months. When it comes
around for the 176th time, you
skip right over it, which only lim-
its programming choices even
further.
And then there's the infamous
show that switches to adult pro-
gramming after eleven o'clock in
the evening. More than once, I've
fallen asleep in my living room
watching PG entertainment only
to wake up to The Cat House or
a documentary about people that
like to indulge in very weird be-
havior with farm animals. After


picking up my eyeballs off the
rug, I dive for the remote, cut the
TV off in disgust and go to bed.
Our cable service is still broad-
casting its lower tier (an industry
term) channels in analog. And
the few really good things like


The History Channel are be-
ing bumped to the higher tier to
make way for six high definition
news channels.
Now we have to get a con-
verter box and pay a monthly
fee to see those channels. I'll be


and involvement is crucial to our
school's success.
Student attendance is vital to
ensure academic achievement.
When school is in session, stu-
dents should be present in each
and every class. Skipping school
and being absent unnecessarily
inhibits a student's ability to de-
velop the self-discipline, respon-
sibility, and essential work skills
that are learned from classroom
instruction.
Students who attend school
regularly are much more likely
to pass the FCAT and earn col-
lege scholarships to further their
education.
If you want to check on your
child's attendance record, BCHS
staff will be glad to assist you.
Students are expected to per-
form at high levels in all classes.
This will require them to be en-
gaged during class time, com-
plete homework as assigned, and
study for course assessments.
I am asking for parents' help in
raising the expectations for their
student.
For years, many BCHS stu-
dents have participated in dual-
enrollment courses through
Lake City Community College.
They can earn both high school
and college credit. In an effort
to increase the academic rigor
for our students, the high school
will offer Advanced Placement
courses this coming school year.
While students must pass an end
of course exam to earn college
credit in an Advanced Placement
course, they are not required to
pre-qualify with a set grade point
average or test score.
Parental support of the teach-
ers and staff is essential. In-
structors truly want to see your
student succeed. Your input in
the educational process is both
welcomed and valued.
TOM HILL
PRINCIPAL
BAKER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL


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Government not always bad


On Point

In Print
Joel Addington

For two weeks running now,
fears about government com-
petition with the private sector
have made our headlines first
regarding health insurance re-
form and again this week over a
new public authority to expand
broadband Internet access to
remote areas of north central
Florida.
And in both cases, I think the
fear stems from ideology rather
than reality, but its still capable
of jeopardizing the expansion of
two endeavors that will promote
a more educated, healthier, and
thus more successful populace to
keep our capitalist system hum-
ming along.
It'd be nice if the private sector
could look beyond the next quar-
ter, take the long view for once,
and help foster a vibrant middle
class that will boost their bottom
lines for decades to come.
The heartburn is often the un-
even playing field the specter of
government can generate with its
tax exempt status, deep pockets
and lack of other constraints a
private company has when pro-
viding goods and services.
This is all true, but govern-
ment also doesn't factor profit
into prices, its books are open to
the public and "we the people"
have a say in how things are run.
I find it ironic that "we the peo-
ple" complain about government,
even though "we the people" are


responsible for said government,
in the sense that we elect those
who run the show.
In the matter of the broad-
band authority, which has no
taxing power unlike most gov-
ernment, it's providing a service
that the private sector cannot or
will not provide by itself. It's like
griping about your buddy's great
golf swing, even though you don't
play.
Then there's the most notable
example of public-private com-
petition FedEx versus the US
Postal Service. How come FedEx
isn't considering cutting Satur-
day delivery to save money? It's
because they innovated, merg-
ing originally with Kinko's and
re-branding themselves as a


one-stop packing, printing and
delivery powerhouse.
You won't find that in gov-
ernment. But competition with
it, may have spawned such "out
of the box" (pardon the package
pun) thinking.
With a public health insurance
plan, the logic is similar. The gov-
ernment plan isn't going to be the
best in the business, the most in-
novative or most comprehensive
in the market place.
No, you'll have to pay for top
quality coverage, and that will
keep private insurers in business,
albeit a less lucrative one since I
hear they might actually have to
start covering sick people. What
a concept.


INCREASE IN FEES ON
AUTO TAGS AND DRIVER LICENSE
EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2009

These increases range from 55% to 125% of
current prices. To avoid the additional fees,
birthdays thru November 30 can renew your
vehicle registrations early. Driver Licenses can
be renewed 18 months in advance.

These fees were approved by the 2009 Florida
Legislature and will be used to fund education,
transportation and the Department of Highway
Safety and Motor Vehicles.

Gene Harvey
Baker County Tax Collector






THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


Thursday, August 13,2009


Glen man arrested




in serious stabbing


A Glen St. Mary man who several times denied to police that he was
involved was arrested August 7 and charged with aggravated battery for
a stabbing that took place during a fight the evening of August 5.
Bradley Flick, 19, confessed to the crime during an interview with
Investigator John Hardin at county jail, just before he was to submit to
a voice stress analysis. The investigator said Mr. Flick informed him he
is left-handed and agreed to talk about the stabbing of Lewis Karnes,
42, of Glen St. Mary.
Mr. Karnes was stabbed on the lower right abdomen and the inves-
tigator's report notes he suggested that was an indication the assailant
was left-handed.
Mr. Karnes was treated at Fraser Hospital for a serious wound and
apparentlylost a good deal of blood before he was flown to Shands Jack-
sonville. The victim told Deputy Earl Lord that he had been stabbed by
a black male he knew only as "Junior."
Investigator Hardin initially interviewed Mr. Flick at his residence
on Pine Acres Ct., and he denied there was a stabbing there despite the
presence of blood on the floor.
Police also located Wilbert (Junior) Johnson, 40, at his mother's
house in Macclenny and he denied stabbing Mr. Karnes. He did, how-
ever, suggest that Mr. Flick had made a statement that was self-in-
criminating.
The suspect was booked following the jail interview for the second-
degree felony.
In other recent cases:
Heather Pringle, 20, of Sanderson, an employee at Northeast Flor-
ida State Hospital, was interviewed by Cpl. Ben Anderson at the Fraser
emergency room after she was attacked by a patient while trying to
break up a fight in Building 16 on August 4.
She named patient Gregory Reyna, 26, as the assailant, and a crimi-
nal complaint for battery was filed against him. Ms. Pringle, seven
months pregnant, told Deputy Anderson that Mr. Reyna has a history
of attacks on employees.
In another complaint from August 4, Diana Kipp, 19, accused Van-
na Hamilton, 26, of attacking her while she shopped about midday at
Winn Dixie on South 6th. Both women are from Macclenny.
She described Ms. Hamilton as the mother of her boyfriend's chil-
dren, who were with her at the time along with one of her own.
Thomas Akridge, 20, of Wellborn, FL filed a complaint August 7
against Aaron Salts, 24, of Macclenny for allegedly punching him and
holding him in a headlock outside the Amoco station downtown.
Mr. Akridge also said his assailant rammed his head into the side of
the complainant's Honda sedan, causing a dent. The complaints are for
battery and criminal mischief.



Felony possession


A Glen St. Mary man with a
criminal history that includes
drug offenses was jailed August
8 on multiple felony possession
charges.
Travis Tyson, 31, allegedly
tossed a T-shirt wrapped around
a bag of marijuana inside in the
rear seat of a 2002 Pontiac be-
longing to his fiance Celinda
Long while he was being ques-
tioned at the corner of MLK and
Minnesota Ave. that afternoon
just before 4:oo.
Deputy Patrick McGauley said
he stopped because Ms. Long's
vehicle was partially blocking the
northbound lane of MLK.
Mr. Tyson said his 2000 Chev-
rolet pickup was parked nearby
because he had a flat on a utility
trailer, and the deputy said he
saw the suspect toss the shirt into
a car seat in the Pontiac. A baggie
with 88 grams of pot was found
in the shirt, sufficient to warrant
a felony possession charge.
In a subsequent search before
the pickup was towed, Deputy


McGauley said he found a pill
bottle containing a small amount
of marijuana and a Xanax pill in-
side an open door compartment.
Additional charges of possessing
a controlled drug and narcotics
equipment were filed.
Mr. Tyson just last week was
sentenced in circuit court to a
year on drug-offender probation
for growing marijuana.
In another drug case, this one
a misdemeanor, two occupants of
a 2003 Chevrolet pickup stopped
the afternoon of August 7 for hav-
ing excessively loud music and a
cracked windshield were arrested
for marijuana possession.
Deputy McGauley said he
stopped the vehicle near North
Boulevard and 5th St. in Mac-
clenny and found two small
baggies in a cup holder. Joshua
Spires, 22, of Glen was booked on
the drug charge; driver Brandon
Staley, 21, of Macclenny was also
given tickets for the loud music
and windshield violation.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 02-2009-CA-0050

COUNTRY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION,
A Federal Credit Union,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JUSTIN GRAY,
Defendant.

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above
styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Baker County,
Florida, I will sell the property situate in Baker
County, Florida, described as follows:
Parcel ID# 20-2S-22-0160-0000-0440
Part of the South Y2 of the Southwest 1%
of Section 20, Township 2 South, Range
22 East, Baker County, Florida, more par-
ticularly described as follows: Commence
at the Southwest corner of said Section
20, thence South 89o54'14" East, on the
South line of said Section 20, a distance
of 604.62 feet to a point of the East right
of way line of Tom Wilkerson Road (a
59.75 foot right of way as now estab-
lished); thence North 00o39'44" East, on
said East right of way line, a distance of
327.39 feet to the Point of Beginning;
thence Continue North 00o39'44" East on
said East right of way line, a distance of
103.37 feet; thence North 89o40'30" East,
a distance of 437.62 feet; thence South
00o10'30" East, a distance of 103.36 feet;
thence South 89o40'30" West, a distance
of 439.13 feet to the Point of Beginning.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, at the front door of the Baker County
Courthouse, Macclenny, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
August 25, 2009.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
on this 31st day of July, 2009.


R/6-R/1


T.A. "AL" FRASER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: JAMIE CREWS
Deputy Clerk


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 02-2009-CP-0018
IN RE: The Estate of:
STERLING F. HOWELL,

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)
The administration of the estate of STERLING
F. HOWELL, deceased, File Number 02-2009-CP-
0018, 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 estate is testate and the date
of the decedent's Will and any Codicils are July 2,
2007. The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
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
qualifications of the personal representative, venue,
or jurisdiction of this Court, by filing a petition or
other pleading requesting relief with this Court, in
accordance with the Florida Probate Rules, WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
JOSEPH CHARLES MAY
Personal Representative
FRANK E. MALONEY,
JR., Esquire
Attorney for Personal Representative
445 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063
(904) 259-3155
Florida Bar No.: 142990
8/6-8/13
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-000161-CA
U.S. BANK, N.A.
Plaintiff,
v.
DANIEL L. DAVIS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DANIEL L. DAVIS; and all unknown
parties claiming by, through, under or against the
herein named Defendants, who are not known
to be dead or alive, whether said unknown par-
ties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other
claimants; TENANT #1 and/or TENANT #2, the
parties intended to account for the person or per-
sons in possession; FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE
CORPORATION
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Fi-
nal Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 28, 2009,
in this cause, I will sell the property situated in
BAKER County, Florida, described as:
LOT 4, BLOCK 52, OF THE TOWN OF
MACCLENNY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN DEED BOOK D,
PAGE 800, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
BAKER COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
a/k/a 423 E. MCIVER AVE., MACCLENNY,
FL 32063
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, at the front door of the Baker County
Courthouse, Florida, at 11:00 o'clock a.m., on
August 25, 2009.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property owner
as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
Dated at MACCLENNY, Florida, this 29th day
of July, 2009.

Al Fraser
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk

Douglas C. Zahm, PA.
18820 U.S. Hwy 19 N., #212
Clearwater, FL 33764
(727) 536-4911 phone / (727) 539-1094 fax
8/6-8/13


Registration of Fictitious
I the undersigned, being duly
by declare under oath that the nam
interested in the business or pro
on under the name of Quiet Moi
whose principle place of busine
335 Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 and
interest of each is as follows:
NAME EXTENT
Joan Secrest 100%


STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF BAKER
Sworn to and subscribed befo
day of August, 2009


Names
sworn, do here-
es of all persons
ofession carried


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-00221-CA
U.S. BANK, N.A.
Plaintiff,
v.

JESSICA L. TATUM A/K/A JESSICA TATUM A/K/A
JESSICA LEANN TATUM; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JESSICA L. TATUM A/K/A JESSICA
TATUM A/K/A JESSICA LEANN TATUM; and all
unknown parties claiming by, through, under or
against the herein named Defendants, who are not
known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown
parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other
claimants; TENANT #1 and/or TENANT #2, the
parties intended to account for the person or per-
sons in possession; FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE
CORPORATION
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Fi-
nal Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 28, 2009,
in this cause, I will sell the property situated in
BAKER County, Florida, described as:
A TRACT OF LAND, LYING IN
AND BEING A PART OF THE NW 1/4
OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH,
RANGE 22 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT
THE INTERSECTION OF THE EASTERLY
BOUNDARY OF SAID NW 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 7 AND THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. S-23-A,
RUN THENCE S 55o25'57" W, ALONG
SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE
A DISTANCE OF 253.60 FEET TO THE
BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT
HAVING A RADIUS OF 1105.92 FEET AND
BEING CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWEST-
ERLY, RUN THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF
SAID CURVE, BEING THE NORTHERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD
NO. S-23-A, AN ARC DISTANCE OF
66.40 FEET THRU A CENTRAL ANGLE
OF 3o26'25" TO AN INTERSECTION WITH
THE WESTERLY LINE OF A 50 FOOT
ROAD EASEMENT, THENCE N 0044'27"
E, ALONG SAID WESTERLY LINE A DIS-
TANCE OF 267.60 FEET TO AN ANGLE
POINT IN SAID WESTERLY LINE, THENCE
N 47015'33" W, ALONG SAID WESTERLY
LINE A DISTANCE OF 212.03 FEET TO AN
INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTHEAST-
ERLY LINE OF A 50 FOOT ROAD EASE-
MENT, THENCE S 42o44'27" W, ALONG
SAID SOUTHEASTERLY LINE A DISTANCE
OF 100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING OF THE PARCEL OF LAND
HEREIN DESCRIBED, CONTINUE THENCE
S 42o44'27" W, A DISTANCE OF 23.27
FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE
ARC OF A 40 FOOT RADIUS CUL-DE-
SAC, THENCE FROM A TANGENT BEAR-
ING OF S 32o46'54" E, RUN ALONG
THE ARC OF SAID CUL-DE-SAC, BEING
CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWESTERLY, AN
ARC DISTANCE OF 115.10 FEET THRU
A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 164o52'12",
THENCE S 0044'27" W, A DISTANCE OF
164.19 FEET, THENCE N 70o00'55" E,
A DISTANCE OF 213.72 FEET; THENCE
N 37030'43" W, A DISTANCE OF 201.16
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
a/k/a 8409 PENNY PLACE, MACCLENNY,
FL 32063
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, at the front door
of the Baker County Courthouse, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. o'clock a.m., on August 25, 2009.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property owner
as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
Dated at Macclenny, FL, Florida, this 29th day
of July, 2009.

AL FRASER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk
Douglas C. Zahm, PA.
18820 U.S. Hwy 19 N., #212
Clearwater, FL 33764
(727) 536-4911 phone / (727) 539-1094 fax

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION
TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD
CONTACT COURT ADMINISTRATION, AT BAKER
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 339 EAST MACCLENNY
AVE., MACCLENNY, FL 32063, TELEPHONE 904-
259-8113, NOT LATER THAN (7) DAYS PRIOR TO
THE PROCEEDING. IF HEARING IMPAIRED, TDD
1-800-955-8771, OR VOICE (V) 1-800-955-8770,
VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE.
8/6-8/13
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR BAKER
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 08-CA-252
DIVISION:
AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TONY DEVON ARNETTE, JR., et al.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to an
order or a final judgment of foreclosure entered in
the above-captioned action, I will sell the property
situated in Baker County, Florida, described as:

The land referred to in this exhibit is
located in the county of Baker and the
state of Florida, filed in Clerks instru-
ments No. 2005-00005046 and described
as follows:

Commence at the northeast corner of
section 8, township 3 south range 22
east, Baker County, Florida, as run S
89 degrees 14' 40" W, along the north
line of said section, 862.80 feet to the
point of beginning, and run thence S 1
degree 15'15" W, parallel to the east
line of said section, 403.52 feet, thence
S 89 degree 14'40" W, 131.40 feet to the
west line of the east 3/4 of the northeast
1/4 of the northeast 1/4 of said section 8,
thence 1 degree 15'15" E, 403.52 feet to
the north line of section 8, thence con-
tinue N1 degree 15'15" E, into section 5,
township 2 South range 22 east, 10.70
feet to a point 50 feet, perpendicular
from the south right of way line of inter-
state Road 10, thence easterly parallel
to said right of way line, 131.53 feet,
then s 01 degrees 15'15" W 16.48 feet
to the point of beginning. All being a
part of section 5 and a part of section 8,
township 3 south, range 22 east, Baker
County, Florida.


ments Massage at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for
ss is: P.O. Box cash, at the front door of the Baker County Court-
the extent of the house in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida
Statutes, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on the 15th day of
September, 2009.
OF INTEREST That any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the prop-
Joan E. Secrest erty owner as of the date of the lis pendens must
Signature file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on
July 29, 2009.


re me this 7th


Al Fraser
Clerk of Court
Baker County, Florida
By Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk


AL FRASER
CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT
By: JAMIE CREWS
Deputy Clerk
Sidney E. Lewis, PA.
Attorney for Plaintiff
300 W. Adams Street Suite 300
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
(904)-355-9003
8/6-R/13)


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR BAKER
COUNTY
Case #: 07-000119-CA
Division #:
UNC:
U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for the
C-BASS Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates,
Series 2006-MH1
Plaintiff,
-vs.-
Henry L. Ellis and Elizabeth L. Ellis, his wife; Baker
County Housing Rehabilitation Program; State of
Florida, Department of Revenue;
Defendantss.

AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated July
30, 2009 entered in Civil Case No. 07-000119-CA
of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in
and for Baker County, Florida, wherein U.S. Bank
National Association, as Trustee for the C-BASS
Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series
2006-MH1, Plaintiff and Henry L. Ellis and Eliza-
beth L. Ellis, his wife are defendantss, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE EAST
DOOR OF THE BAKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE LO-
CATED AT 339 EAST MACCLENNY AVENUE, MAC-
CLENNEY, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, BETWEEN
11:00 A.M. AND 2:00 P.M., September 1,2009, the
following described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to-wit:
PARCEL "A":
PART OF THE WEST HALF OF GOVERN-
MENT LOT 18 IN SECTION 36, TOWN-
SHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 20 EAST, BAKER
COUNTY FLORIDA MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE
AT NW CORNER OF SAID LOT 18 AND
THENCE N.87 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 48
SECONDS E., ALONG THE NORTH LINE
OF SAID LOT 18 A DISTANCE OF 330.00
FEET TO THE NW CORNER OF LANDS
PREVIOUSLY DEEDED TO PHILLIP M.
AND BLONZELLA K. RUISE; THENCE
CONTINUE N.87 DEGREES 13 MINUTES
48 SECONDS EAST, STILL ALONG SAID
NORTH LINE 330 FEET TO THE NE COR-
NER OF SAID RUISE LAND; THENCE S.00
DEGREES 24 MINUTES 51 SECONDS E.,
ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID RUISE
LAND, 647.11 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE
8.00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 51 SECONDS
E., 3.37 FEET; THENCE S.87 DEGREES 13
MINUTES 48 SECONDS W., PARALLEL
TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LANDS,
220.00 FEET; THENCE N.00 DEGREES 24
MINUTES 51 SECONDS E., PARALLEL TO
WEST LINE OF SAID RUISE LAND, 53.48
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE S.87 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 48
SECONDS W., PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH
LINE OF SAID RUISE LANDS, 110.00
FEET; THENCE N.00 DEGREES 24 MIN-
UTES 51 SECONDS W., 105.00 FEET TO
THE NW CORNER OF A 210 FEET BY 110
FEET PARCEL EXCEPTED FROM SAID
RUISE LANDS; THENCE N.87 DEGREES
13 MINUTES 48 SECONDS E., 110.00
FEET; THENCE S.00 DEGREES 24 MIN-
UTES 51 SECONDS E., 105.00 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING TOGETHER
WITH;.
PARCEL "C":
PART OF THE WEST HALF OF GOVERN-
MENT LOT 18 IN SECTION 36, TOWN-
SHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 20 EAST, BAKER
COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULAR-
LY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NW CORNER OF
SAID LOT 18 AND THENCE N 87 DEGREES
13 MINUTES 48 SECONDS E, ALONG THE
NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 18 A DIS-
TANCE OF 330.00 FEET TO THE NW COR-
NER OF LANDS PREVIOUSLY DEEDED TO
PHILLIP M. AND BLONZELLA K RUISE;
THENCE CONTINUE N 87 DEGREES 13
MINUTES 48 SECONDS E, STILL ALONG
SAID NORTH LINE 330.00 FEET TO THE
NE CORNER OF SAID RUISE LAND;
THENCE S 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 51
SECONDS E, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF
SAID RUISE LAND, 647.11 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREIN
DESCRIBED LAND; THENCE CONTINUE S
00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 51 SECONDS
E, 3.37 FEET; THENCE S.87 DEGREES 13
MINUTES 48 SECONDS W., PARALLEL
TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LANDS,
220.00 FEET; THENCE N.00 DEGREES 24
MINUTES 51 SECONDS E., PARALLEL TO
THE WEST LINE OF SAID RUISE LANDS,
53.48 FEET; THENCE S.87 DEGREES 13
MINUTES 48 SECONDS W., PARALLEL
TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID RUISE
LANDS, 110.00 FEET; THENCE N.00 DE-
GREES 24 MINUTES 51 SECONDS W.,
105.00 FEET TO THE NW CORNER OF A
110 FEET BY 210 FEET PARCEL OF LAND
EXCEPTED FROM SAID RUISE LANDS;
THENCE N. 87 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 48
SECONDS E., 60.00 FEET; THENCE N. 24
DEGREES 45 MINUTES 28 SECONDS E.,
99.88 FEET; THENCE S.85 DEGREES 44
MINUTES 22 SECONDS E., 28.54 FEET;
THENCE S.41 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 15
SECONDS E., 305.61 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE
HOME, YEAR: 2005, MAKE: FLEET-
WOOD, VIN#GAFL475A76055AV21, &
VIN#GAFL475B76055AV21, PERMA-
NENTLY AFFIXED THEREON.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
DATED at Macclenny, Florida, this 31st day of
July, 2009.
AL FRASER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: JAMIE CREWS
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 112
Tampa, Florida 33618
8/6-8/13
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Town of Baldwin will be accepting sealed
bids on reroofing the building located at 370 Oliver
Street. The work would consist of removal and
disposal of existing roofing materials, replacing
roofing with like or better materials and replacing
all rotten or damaged sheeting. Bids will be ac-
cepted until 12 noon, September 3, 2009 by the
Clerk's Office at Baldwin Town Hall, 10 U.S. 90
West, Baldwin, Florida. For more information or
directions to this building, please call 904-266-
5030.
8/6-8/20
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Baker County District School Board will hold
the following PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, Sep-
tember 8, 2009 in the Baker County School Board
Meeting Room located at 270 South Boulevard
East, Macclenny, Florida beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Approval of the 2009-10 Student Code
of Conduct
And
*2009-10 Student Progression Plan

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO
ATTEND.


The documents will be available for preview at
the Baker County School Board Office located at
392 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida
beginning Wednesday, August 5, 2009 (8:30 a.m.
- 3:00 p.m.)
Sherrie Raulerson
Superintendent of Schools
8/6-9/3
PUBLIC NOTICE

City of Macclenny request pricing for certain
plumbing and fitting supplies, including pipes,
valves, fittings, etc. to be used for a Water Conser-
vation project from qualified suppliers. Interested
suppliers may contact Ms. Melissa Thompson of
City of Macclenny @ 904-259-0972 for a complete
material list. The pricing list must be submitted in
a seal enveloped on or before August 28, 2009,
Bids must be received by 1:00 p.m. on August
28, 2009. Mail or deliver bids to City Hall, Attn.
Melissa Thompson, 118 East Macclenny Avenue,
Macclenny, FL 32063.
8/13-8/20


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR BAKER COUN-
TY
Case #: 2008-CA-000170
Division #:
UNC:
U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for the
C-BASS Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates,
Series 2006-CB2
Plaintiff,
-vs.-
Gerald Lightsey and Christy Lightsey. His Wife; Un-
known Parties in Possession #1; If living, and all
Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and
against the above named Defendant(s) who are not
known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown
Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs,
Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants
Defendantss.

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
July 28, 2009, entered in Civil Case No. 2008-
CA-000170 of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial
Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein
U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for the
C-BASS Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates,
Series 2006-CB2, Plaintiff and Gerald Lightsey
and Christy Lightsey, His Wife are defendantss, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT
THE EAST DOOR OF THE BAKER COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE LOCATED AT 339 EAST MACCLENNY AV-
ENUE, MACCLENNY, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA,
at 11:00 A.M. on August 25, 2009, the following
described property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
LOT 26, OF AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVI-
SION KNOWN AS JAMES DAVIS SUBDI-
VISION, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

A PART OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 2
SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST, BAKER COUN-
TY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE
AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE
SOUTH 1/2 OF THE EAST 3/4 OF SAID
SECTION 31; THENCE S 8927'10" W,
ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID
SOUTH. 1/2 OF THE EAST 3/4 OF SEC-
TION 31, 60.30 FEET TO AN INTERSEC-
TION WITH THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 23A; THENCE
S 00059'36" E, ALONG SAID WESTERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, 907.82 FEET;
THENCE N 8927'10" W, 536.34 FEET;
THENCE N 00031'36" W, 153.89 FEET;
THENCE N 89057'00" W, 208.77 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE N 89057'00" W, 208.77 FEET;
THENCE N 00031'36" W, 208.77 FEET;
THENCE S 89057'00" E, 208.77 FEET;
THENCE S 0031'36" E, 208.77 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR IN-
GRESS AND EGRESS BEING MORE PAR-
TICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NE CORNER OF THE
SOUTH 1/2 OF THE EAST 3/4 OF SAID
SECTION 31; THENCE RUN S 89027'10"
W, ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF
SAID SOUTH 1/2 OF THE EAST 3/4 OF
SECTION 31, 60.30 FEET TO AN INTER-
SECTION WITH THE WESTERLY RIGHT-
OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 23-
A; THENCE RUN S 0059'36" E, ALONG
SAID WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE,
907.82 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE RUN N 89027'10" W,
536.34 FEET; THENCE RUN N 031'36"
W, 123.89 FEET; THENCE RUN N
89057'00" W, 1993.08 FEET; THENCE
RUN N 0050'36" W, 30.00 FEET; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 89057'00" E. 2022.96
FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 031'36" E,
124.16 FEET; THENCE RUN S 89027'10"
E, 506.39 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE S
0059'36" E, 30.01 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
DATED at Macclenny, Florida, this 29 day of
July, 2009.

ALFRASER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: JAMIE CREWS
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 112
Tampa, Florida 33618
8/6-8/13
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 02-2009-CA-0058
AMERICAN ENTERPRISE BANK
OF FLORIDA, a banking corporation
Plaintiff,
v.
KIM F. MAHER, an individual, and
DANIEL RISPOLI, an individual,
d/b/a DANIEL RISPOLI, INC.
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Sum-
mary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 30th
day of July, 2009 and entered in Case No. 02-2009-
CA-0058, of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial
Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein
American Enterprise Bank of Florida, a Florida
banking corporation, is the Plaintiff, and Kim F.
Maher and Daniel Rispoli, d/b/a Daniel Rispoli,
Inc., are the Defendants. I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash on sales at the front
door of the Baker County Circuit Court, 339 E.
Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063, at
11:00 a.m. onthe 1st dayof September ,
2009, the following described property as set forth
in said Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure,
to wit:
Lot 26-A, RIVER COUNTRY ESTATES,
according to the plat thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 2, Pages 73 through 80,
inclusive, of the public records of Baker
County, Florida;
Together with that 1999 OAKH Double-
wide Mobile Home VIN# 8U620550LA
& 8U620550LB, located on the above
described real property.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
Individuals with disabilities needing a reason-
able accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact Tiffiny Douglas Safi, Esq. no
later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.
If notice to the individual of a deposition, court
date, subpoena, etc., is less than seven (7) days,
then the individual should contact Cooper, Ridge
& Safi, PA. at (904) 353-6555 as soon as possible
after receiving that notice. If hearing impaired,


please call telephone: 1+800+955-1339 (TTYAS-
CII), 1+800+955-8771 (TTY Baudot) or (800) 955-
8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service.
DATED this 31st day of July, 2009.
AL FRASER,
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: JAMIE CREWS
As Deputy Clerk
Cooper, Ridge & Safi, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
Baywater Square Building
136 East Bay Street- Suite 301
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Telephone: (904) 353-6555
Facsimile: (904) 353-7550
8/6-8/13


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Thursday, August 13, 2009


CITY COMMISSION


Utility charges could rise Oct. 1


JOEL ADDINGTON
NEWS EDITOR
reporter@bakercountypress.com
Macclenny residents and busi-
nesses could soon see increases
in their utility bills as part of a
new rate structure presented to
city commissioners the evening
of August 11.
The change was described by
the city's engineering consultant
Frank Darabi as a conserva-
tion measure required by the St.
Johns River Water Management
District before it will approve the
city's new 20-year consumptive
use permit, which governs how
much water the city can with-
draw from the aquifer.
"We're not increasing it that
much," he said. "We're just
spreading it out ... It's better to
increase a little each year instead
a lot once every few years."
The tiered rate structure en-
courages conservation by making
the first 5000 gallons a month
of water cheaper than the next
5000, which is less expensive
than all usage beyond lo,ooo
gallons.
For instance, 5000 gallons of
residential potable water use will
cost $4.95, up from $4.40. The
next 5000 gallons will be $6.60
and every 5000 gallons used af-
ter that will cost $7.70.
Similar rate increases are pro-
posed for sewer service and gar-
bage pickup. Base charges could
jump by about $1 and deposits
are all set to rise by $25.
"St. Johns [River Water Man-
agement District] has told us

Arrest for

choking

his wife

Police arrested a Macclenny
man for aggravated domestic
violence during the early morn-
ing hours of August 9 after he al-
legedly choked his wife during an
argument at their residence on
Shuey Ave.
A distraught Stacie Gober, 22,
met Deputy Matt Sigers at the
Kangaroo station on US 90 east
about 3:34 after she fled from her
25-year-old husband Jason. Ms.
Gober said he returned home in-
toxicated and choked her when
she told him she was leaving.
The wife is eight months preg-
nant, and Deputy Sigers said her
neck area bore signs of the at-
tack.
The officer accompanied by
Cpl. Ben Anderson arrested the
husband after they found him
asleep at the residence.
In other cases:
A criminal complaint for do-
mestic battery was filed August
3 by Rebecca Allen against es-
tranged husband Edward. Both
are 32 and from Jacksonville.
Ms. Allen accused the husband
of chasing her down in the Citgo
station at Interstate to10 and CR
125 that evening, pulling her to
the floor and kneeing her several
times in the head.
The wife moments before
snatched the keys to her hus-
band's 2008 Saturn after he
attempted to leave her, several
the station. They were all return-
ing from Atlanta when Mr. Allen
apparently became agitated and
decided to exit at Glen St. Mary
to rest and use the bathroom.
Ms. Allen told Deputy Randy
Davis her husband has drug and
anger problems and had ingested
pills on the way back from At-
lanta.
Complaints alleging bat-
tery were filed August 8 against
Leamon Crawford, 55, of Sand-
erson and Jeffrey McCalvin, 38,
of Glen following a disturbance
at the latter's residence on Crews
Rd.
Mr. McCalvin's live-in girl-
friend Tiffany Crawford, 26, tele-
phoned her father Mr. Crawford
just after midnight following an
argument with the boyfriend.
According to Mr. McCalvin


and several children who were
present, Mr. Crawford awakened
him, pulled him out of bed and
threatened to kill him.
The complaint against the boy-
friend resulted from statements
and bruising on Ms. Crawford to
police the following day. She ini-
tially said the boyfriend did not
physically harm her.


our rates are too cheap," said
City Manager Gerald Dopson.
'There's no incentive to conserve.
But I'm sure if you go out and talk
to people, they won't feel like the
rates are too low."
The board is expected to con-
sider adoption of the new rates
September 8 along with changes
to a city ordinance tieing auto-
matic yearly rate adjustments to
changes in the Consumer Price
Index (CPI).
The ordinance language also
allows the rates to be set via a
resolution adopted by city com-
missioners based on prior year
consumption, utility operating
expenses and other factors.
In other business, the board,
absent Commissioner Vernon
Bennett, got its first look at the
city's proposed budget for the
2009-10 fiscal year.
The $5.7 million spending
plan is about $270,000 smaller
that last year's and holds the line
on property taxes.
The budget includes a reduc-
tion from the tentative property
tax rate approved last month and
will only generate $382 more
than this year's rate.
Nonetheless, Manager Dop-
son said budget also has a three
percent raise for all employees
and maintains previous year
funding for community groups
like the Council on Aging and the
Community Action Agency.
The only new expenditures
proposed were about $50,000
for a new sludge hauling truck
and $250,000 to expand the Col-
lege Street improvements to oth-
er areas around core downtown
Macclenny, he said.
The street side work calls for
125 lights and electric wiring,


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


6000 feet of irrigation piping, 12
new garbage cans, stamped con-
crete borders and landscaping.
Though he called the project
and plans for more street festivals
downtown exciting, Commis-
sioner Phil Rhoden urged fellow
board members to wait and see
if the city's revenue projections
prove accurate.
"I'm just scared with the
economy," he said. "That's the
only thing that scares me, pulling
the trigger and starting this right
away."
In other business:
The commissioners de-
cided to install a speed bump on
Christie Court in the northeast
city at the request of resident
Dave Honea, who'd complained
about speeders on the residential
street.
"The cost is relatively insig-
nificant," Mr. Dopson said of
two, lo-foot wide obstructions
that raise about to-inches off the
ground.
Signs will also be needed on
either side of the speed bump,
which is not a permanent struc-
ture. It can be easily removed and
used at other locations.
Mr. Honea said all but one of
his neighbors on Christie Court
signed a petition in support of
the measure.
Mayor Gary Dopson said due
to complaints about speed bumps
installed in the past in other ar-
eas of the city, he wanted to limit
the devices to a trial period of one
year before considering others.
"I don't want it to turn into
a city of speed bumps around
here," he said.
The board passed on final
reading five annexation ordi-
nances as well.


Now within city limits are a
city-owned parcel behind Heri-
tage Park south of the railroad
tracks on Sandra Street, 63 acres
of the Baker Correctional Devel-
opment Corporation's property
where the new sheriffs complex
sits, the Murphy USA gas sta-
tion in front of the Macclenny
Walmart on CR 228, the neigh-
boring Starbucks coffee shop and
Chester and Kathryn Shouppe's
4.77 acres on Barber Road east of
SR 228.
The city commission also
approved on final reading an or-
dinance establishing procedures
for the declaration of dangerous
dogs and authorizing their eutha-
nization. The ordinance is identi-
cal to one on the books for Baker
County's animal control.
County Manager Joe Cone re-
ported last week he and the city
manager have been discussing
the county taking over respon-
sibility of animal control within
city limits.
City animal control already
uses the county's animal shelter
on Steel Bridge Road to house
animals confiscated with city
limits.
Bob Lambright was appoint-
ed to serve on the Macclenny
Zoning Adjustment Board and
member Bill Lisenby was reap-
pointed to serve another term.
Representatives from the Ki-
wanis Club requested from com-
missioners a $6,000 donation
to help pay for a $30,000 light-
ing prediction system for local
athletic facilities. The group also
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Driver says he's the son of mayor


Two occupants in a pickup truck reported for
driving recklessly in Glen St. Mary were arrest-
ed after their vehicle pulled into a driveway off
CR 125 north with a county deputy behind it.
Cpl. Ben Anderson said he followed a 1988
Ford pickup after seeing it leave the parking lot
of the EZ Stop convenience store off 125 about
4:30 the afternoon of August 7. The vehicle
matched the description of the one reported
earlier.
The deputy learned driver Jeffrey Thomas,
44, of Glen had two prior license suspensions
for drunk driving. Passenger Timothy Bennett,
43, of Sanderson became abusive and cursed
officers when they attempted to obtain a ride
for him from the scene. He was arrested for dis-
orderly intoxication.
Cpl. Anderson noted both suspects smelled
strongly of alcohol when he questioned them.
The officer noted in his report that Mr.
Thomas advised as he was arrested, "You don't


know who you are [expletive] with. My daddy is
the mayor of Glen."
Juanice Padgett, a female, is the current
mayor.
Ronald Carroll, 49, no address indicated,
was arrested late on August 7 for driving on a
license with five prior suspensions.
Lt. Scotty Rhoden said he stopped Mr. Car-
roll going west on US 90 near Lowder about
11:oo pm for driving without headlights.
In warrant cases, Jay Calvert, 42, of Macclen-
ny was arrested August 4 for a Duval County
burglary. Jamel Wescott, 20, of Jacksonville, a
suspect in last month's night burglary of Bad-
cock Furniture, is also wanted for violating pro-
bation in Duval County.
He was re-arrested at county jail on August
3. Michael Lee, 43, of Macclenny, was arrested
the same day because he is wanted in Baker
County for sale of cocaine near a school, and in
Union County for failure to appear in court.


Attacks mom, policeman


A 16-year-old female from
Sanderson is charged with
multiple offenses including
felony resisting police with
violence following a confron-
tation with her mother the
evening of August 6.
Deputy Chris Walker said
he responded to a complaint
of a runaway after the girl
left the home of her mother
off Richardson Rd. and went
to a neighbor's. The suspect
repeatedly kicked the interior
of a patrol car after she was
handcuffed and placed inside,
and also allegedly threatened
to kill Deputy Walker and her
family.
Once the officer returned


to the mother's home the girl
acted up once more, cursing
Deputy Walker and her moth-
er, and at one point kicking
both of them.
She was then placed back
in the patrol car and driven
to jail, where the girl allegedly
slapped Deputy Walker when
he was again putting hand-
cuffs on her.
She was booked also for
felony battery on an officer
and domestic battery of her
mother.
David Boda, 36, of Glen St.
Mary faces one count of resist-
ing a deputy without violence
following his arrest outside
his residence off Smokey Rd.


Drug fraud alleged
An arrest warrant is sought for a Sanderson man accused of
violating state law by obtaining prescription medication from
two different physicians during a 30-day period.
Benny Chandler Searcy, 36, visited both Dr. Charles Scarbor-
ough in Macclenny and Dr. George Restea in Starke between
January and August 9 of this year, obtaining monthly supplies of
controlled drugs including oxycodone, hydrocodone, propoxy-
phene and Xanax.
Sheriffs investigator Michael Hauge said he looked into the
alleged fraud after receiving a tip on August 6, and that both doc-
tors confirmed the suspect's identity via a driver's license photo.
Dr. Scarborough's records indicate Mr. Searcy, using the name
"Chad," obtained the drugs starting in November, 2006. He had
been seeing Dr. Restea since January.
The offense is a third-degree felony.

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because Mr. Boda is a suspect
in a Columbia County stab-
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Purse theft from a cart

Credit cards are quickly used


A Raiford woman reported
the theft of her purse and
contents from a shopping
cart at the Walmart Super-
center about noon on August
9, about the same time two
other women were arrested
for shoplifting.
In the first instance, Elsie
Carlton said the purse went
missing while she stepped
away from the cart in the girls'
clothing section. The purse
was found the next day un-
der clothing in the women's
department without most of
its contents, including $300
cash.
The victim learned later the
day of the theft that two credit
cards taken from her purse
were used at several locations
in Macclenny and Jackson-
ville.
About the same time, when
deputies asked to look at a


surveillance camera to assist
them in the purse theft, the
store security officer said she
was busy watching two female
shoppers repeatedly stuff
clothing and other items into
purses.
The women paid for sev-
eral small items before going
into the ladies' rest room,
where they were observed in
the same stall transferring
merchandise from purses to
a plastic Walmart bag. They
were stopped leaving the store
with $126 in unpaid items.
The suspects were identi-
fied as Stephanie Davis, 28,
and Sarah Parish, 24, both
of Sanderson. Deputy Matt
Sigers said he notified the
Department of Children and
Families because the women
were with children ages 10
and one at the time.
They were also charged


Six tires on two cars

slashed outside bar
Several cases of vehicle vandalism were reported to the sher-
iffs department the past week, including slashed tires on two
parked cars outside Gator Patrick's bar in east Macclenny.
Bar patrons Steve Branch of Baldwin and Marian Morgan of
Glen St. Mary told Deputy Earl Lord they went to their cars at
2:oo am on August 7 to find three tires damaged on each vehicle.
There is a possible suspect.
A criminal complaint for vandalism was filed against Ali-
cia Moore, 21, of Macclenny for allegedly damaging the side of
a vehicle belonging to Sharonda Keith, also of Macclenny. The
complainant said Ms. Moore kicked her vehicle during an argu-
ment the evening of August 8 outside Family Dollar on US 90 in
Macclenny.
Window frames on a 2001 Kia were damaged in an attempt-
ed burglary overnight on August 1 off St. Mary's Circle west of
Macclenny. The vehicle belongs to Frankie Beau.
Joseph Vianna told police someone damaged various parts
of his 1996 Ford while it was parked overnight August 3 at his
residence off Gold Club Rd. in Macclenny.


Garden workshops


Take advantage of these infor-
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All materials are provided for
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with contributing to the delin-
quency of minors in addition
to petty theft.
On August 4, Walmart
security summoned the same
deputy to arrest employee
Tammy Peterson, 26, of Glen
St. Mary for theft of cash from
a register.
Surveillance tapes alleg-
edly show Ms. Peterson tak-
ing small amounts of cash on
five occasions starting July 27.
The total amount stolen was
said to be $16o, though the
suspect insisted she took $20
on two occasions.
Christina Jordan of
Glen reported a cell phone
taken from her vehicle in the
Walmart parking lot the eve-
ning of August 6. She contact-
ed police two days later.




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of a pond
A sheriff's investigator
flying in a helicopter about
midday August 5 spotted a
submerged pickup truck in a
pond west of Sanderson. The
truck had been reported sto-
len last May.
Maj. Chuck Brannan said
he first noted an oil slick on
the surface of a borrow pit
between Interstate 10 and
US 90, then the 1998 Toyota
pickup in about five feet of
water and 20 yards from the
pond bank.
Other officers retrieved the
license number and identified
the vehicle as belonging to Mi-
chael Leonard of Macclenny.
Mr. Leonard notified police
May 25 that the truck was tak-
en from beside his residence
off Miltondale Rd. He had
been away for several days.

Club has coffee
All interested women of Baker
County are cordially invited to at-
tend this years opening coffee of
the GFWC Woman's club of Mac-
clenny August 20 from o10:00oo am
to noon. The clubhouse is located
at 144 S. Fifth Street, across from
the Emily Taber Library.
Please call Shirley Padgett at
259-3409 with any questions.


Breaks into store;


takes beer 12-pack


A lone burglar smashed a
glass door with rocks from the
nearby railroad tracks to en-
ter the Fastway Food Store in
Olustee about 11:30 the night
of August 7. The suspect left
after taking a 12-pack of beer
valued at $9.62 from a cooler.
Deputy Daniel Nichols
responded to a store alarm
and summoned owner Adam
Stringer of Lake Butler, who
furnished a surveillance tape
depicting a black male wear-
ing a hooded shirt and shorts
inside the store. Police have a
suspect and some leads in the
case.
In other theft reports, tele-
visions were taken in three
recent home burglaries, in-
cluding one at the residence of
Lumark Gaskins off Gaskins
Circle near Sanderson during
the late afternoon or evening
of August 9.
Mr. Gaskins told police he
returned about 10:3o after an
absence of several hours and
found the interior ransacked
and damaged. Entry was
through a side door that had
been forced open.
The only property initially


reported missing was a televi-
sion valued at $600.
A flat-screen TV worth
$1650 was taken from the
home of Herbert Caudel off
CR 229 south of Sanderson
between August 3-5 when he
was away.
There was no forced entry
and police have a suspect.
Lena Geiger reported
entry to her vacant trailer off
Mud Lake Rd. was through a
rear window between August
1-5. A television and inoper-
able computer were taken.
A 16-year-old male rela-
tive was named by victim
Anthony Jones as a suspect in
the theft of a $300 cell phone
from his residence off Circle G
Lane in Sanderson.
Mr. Jones told police the
phone went missing about
3:oo the afternoon of August
3, and that the suspect was in
the house at the time.
Brian Nunley said a rifle
was taken from his residence
off Persimmon Rd. near Mac-
clenny between June 1 and
August 3 when he reported it
to police.


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Smokey the Bear is turning 65
this year, and the US Forest Ser-
vice wants you to help celebrate
his birthday.
Bring the kids to a day of fam-
ily fun on August 15 and meet
Smokey in person. The event
will be held from 10:00 am-4:oo
pm at Ocean Pond in west Baker
County. Admission is free.
The party is sponsored by the
Suwannee Forestry Center and
Forest Service. Call 386-362-
5551 for more details.
Harvey reunion
The Harvey family reunion
will be Saturday, August 15 at
noon at the Ag Center. Please
note the change from Sunday to
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Rediscovering Professor researches old community


Babytowne


poor old pear to the ground be-
fore it could ever get ripe."
Her parents moved one mile
from Babytowne to Lewis Subdi-


KELLEY LANNIGAN She points to a location on the
FEATURES other side of the cleared field.
features@bakercountypress.com "Over there is where the De-
Grate property was," she said.
In 1896, Marion DeGrate, a "And just beyond it was where
black Civil War soldier who had Joseph Commander lived. He
served with the North Carolina also fought in the Battle of Olus-
35th Colored Infantry during the tee."
Battle of Olustee, paid $28 for She points to the immediate
three acres of property in a loca- north where a new house has
tion that would become known as been constructed.
Babytowne. "This was where Ms. Lott's
Babytowne was a community house stood. She was, at the time,
in the town that would eventu- the only white resident of Baby-
ally be named Macclenny. Today, towne. Next to her house was the
Badcock Furniture, Macclenny Knabb property and it was Ms.
Nursing and Rehab and several Lott's job to feed their livestock."
new houses across from Baker She locates a spot on the map,
County Middle School sit where then points to a group of
the community used be. But a trees.
trace of it still lingers.
Sonja Peterson-Lewis, kt -- .. W
great granddaughter of -
Marion DeGrate, grewupin *
Babytowne and still owns a A,--/-1** r- IO ,
small piece of it. In the near '. ~ "
future, she plans to establish
a memorial there to honor ,,7-7
the community's founding d i ,-
families, many of them her
relatives.
She has special plans for
the tiny slice of ground that .// ---
anchors her to her past and
wants to commemorate each of "
the original Babytowne families '
with a garden. Specific flowers ,
and plants will represent each '
family and there will be walk- \ \ \ '
ing paths and benches. If all goes ..
according to her plan, a histori-
cal marker will also stand on the .
site. --. -


'The people I knew and the ex-
periences I had during my youth
in Babytowne greatly impacted
my life in such a wonderfully
positive way," said Ms. Peterson-
Lewis. "I want to see some of the
history of the place and its people
preserved."
For the last twenty years, Ms.
Peterson-Lewis has resided in
Philadelphia where she is a pro-
fessor of African American Stud-
ies at Temple University and also
the director of her department's
undergraduate studies program.
She spends part of the year in
Macclenny, where she still main-
tains a home.
Since 1995, she has been work-
ing on two local history projects,
one of Babytowne, another of
the history of black education in
Baker County.
Her goal is to have a docu-
mentary DVD of her Babytowne
research produced by next year.
Much of that research has in-
volved recording the oral histo-
ries and personal accounts of the
remaining living individuals who
resided there or have memories
of Babytowne. Some research has
been inspired by journals kept by
her relatives.
According to Ms. Peterson-
Lewis, many people are curious
about how the area got its un-
usual name. She always thought
it was because the area was like
a small, fledgling town trying to
grow into a bigger one. Her re-
search tells a different story.
"I have heard the following
story from three independent
sources," she said.
A man from another county
began courting a woman who
lived in the area. In those days
it was unusual to see a stranger
and each time he visited, all the
children followed him out of cu-
riosity.
During one visit, the man
looked around and exclaimed
"There sure are a lot of kids
around here. They ought to call
this place Babytowne!"
Two of the people who told her
this were her aunts, one of whom
knew the woman the man was
courting.
Ms. Peterson-Lewis visited her
property recently. She brought
along a very special map, hand-
drawn from memory by her uncle
George Alexander Peterson, 84,
of Macclenny, who taught sci-
ence and mathematics for many
years at Keller School and Baker
County High School.
The map is covered with roads,
houses and details like the loca-
tion of a community water pump,
an outhouse, a certain sycamore
tree and a creek known then as
Brickyard Branch.
"Did you know that Jonathan
Street, where Baker County Mid-
dle School is, used to be called
Tin Can Street by the people that
lived here?" she asked.
Ms. Peterson-Lewis has been
checking the map against plats
filed at the county office and has
discovered her uncle's memory
of the area is very accurate."


tree there, that was in my
cousin Ruby's yard and over
there was where my great Aunt
Josephine had her garden. My
mom called it "the secret garden"
because it was so secluded and
private. Nothing much grew in
the garden. I think she mostly
went out there to relax."
Ms. Peterson-Lewis laughs
as she talks about the garden's
strange pear tree that only bore
one pear at a time.
"My great aunt was gone by
then, but we kids would always
get a stick and knock that one


vi-
sion, near today's Baker
County Health Department,
when she was six. She often rode
her bicycle back and forth to visit
family that remained in Baby-
towne.
In the summer she helped her
father, Edgar Latin Lewis, work
his land. He was patient with her
because she was so small, but he
challenged her also.
"Now feel free to sit down if
you get tired," he'd tease her,
when he caught her resting be-
tween the rows of corn.
"You can't tote that, it's too
big," he'd say, pointing to a heavy,
full bucket.


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Such experiences only made
her get up and try to work even
harder.
"My father only had me to help
him in the fields. I was such a lit-


fle thing, sometimes the bucket I
carried was bigger than I was."
Ms. Peterson-Lewis regards
that experience as one of the
most valuable lessons of her life.
'Those early experiences help-
ing him in the field taught me to
set a goal and challenge myself
to accomplish it," she said. "I am
grateful to him for that."
She grew up surrounded by
teachers, another thing that was
to influence the course her life
would ultimately take.
When she was only five, her
uncle George Peterson started
taking her to work with him. She
sat in the science lab at Keller
School where he taught. There
she saw lots of snakes in aquari-
ums.
"We'd be walking through Ba-
bytowne sometimes and he would
see a snake crawling through the
grass. He'd run snatch it up, an-
nouncing its scientific name.
Then he'd take it to back to school
with him."
Ms. Peterson-Lewis often
stayed in Babytowne with her
grandmother Mamie DeGrate Pe-
terson, a language arts and Latin
teacher at C.W. Brown Academy
located on what was then Church
Street, later renamed Martin Lu-
ther King Boulevard.
In later years after she retired,
her grandmother would take a
nap in the afternoon and some-


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times the young Sonja would
sneak out of the house and go
down to the oak trees where
the white students from Baker
County High School would come
at noon to eat their lunch.
"You couldn't smoke
on the grounds of the
high school (now Baker
County Middle School),
so the oak trees were a
popular spot. I loved to
go down there because
I thought the students
were very interesting.
They were always nice to
me."
When integration of
the schools began in the
late 196os, Ms. Peterson-
Lewis found herself as the
only black female student
in the ninth grade at Baker
County High School.
'There were some things
about being one of the only
black students at the school
that were tough, but I chose
to focus on what was good,"
said Ms. Peterson-Lewis."
"I had fabulous teach-
ers like Betty Sands. To Ms.
Sands, every student had in-
dividual worth and merited
encouragement and respect.
- She was amazing."
Overtime, many families in
Babytowne had to sell their land.
The property that had originally
belonged to Marion DeGrate and
was still in the Peterson-Lewis
family was lost in an ownership
dispute with another family
whose property was directly ad-
jacent.
Ms. Peterson-Lewis was at
Temple University by that time,
but came back for the court pro-
ceedings which the family ulti-
mately lost.
Thereafter, for about six years,


she flew back to Macclenny, vis-
ited her mother and then left. She
did not linger. It was too painful.
After her mother's death, she
happened to cross paths with the
last family to live in Babytowne.
Their house trailer had recently
burned to the ground and they
were living elsewhere.
"If you ever decide you want to
sell your property in Babytowne,
let me know, Ms. Peterson-Lewis
told them.
They shocked her by replying,
"We'll sell it to you right now!"
A few hours later, the paper-
work was prepared. Ms. Peter-
son-Lewis flew back to Philadel-
phia and scraped money out of
every source she had access to,
"even from between seat covers,"
she claims.
Shortly thereafter, a piece of
Babytowne was once again in-
timately linked with her family
history, and more significant, its
future.
"My little parcel is not much
bigger than some people's living
rooms," she joked. "The impor-
tant thing is that once again a
piece of 'home' is mine."
She realizes many people may
not understand how precious the
small corner of earth is to her.
"My family was lucky to own
their property in Babytowne and
Lewis Subdivision. Many of the
families did not and were sub-
ject to the needs of the property
owners. If needed to help harvest
the landowner's crops, many
students had to be absent from
school."
"Because we owned our land, I
never had to do that and was able
to stay in the classroom and go
about a child's business of learn-
ing. That was Babytowne's legacy
to me."


TOWN OF GLEN ST. MARY
FIRST PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Town of Glen St. Mary is considering applying to the Florida De-
partment of Community Affairs (DCA) for a Small Cities Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG) of up to $600,000. These funds must
be used for one of the following purposes:
1. To benefit low and moderate income persons; or
2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or
3. To meet other community development needs of recent origin having
a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and
immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where
other financial resources are not available to meet such needs.
The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are in the
areas of housing, neighborhood revitalization, commercial revitalization,
or economic development and include such improvement activities as ac-
quisition of real property, loans to private-for-profit business, purchase of
machinery and equipment, construction of infrastructure, rehabilitation
of houses and commercial buildings, and energy conservation. Addition-
al information regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken
will be provided at the public hearing.
For each activity that is proposed, at least 51% of the funds must benefit
low and moderate income persons.
In developing an application for submission to DCA, the Town of Glen
St. Mary must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of
planned CDBG activities. In addition, the Town of Glen St. Mary is re-
quired to develop a plan to assist displaced persons.
The public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the communi-
ty's economic and community development needs will be held at Town
Hall, 10046 N. Glen Avenue, Glen St. Mary, FL, on Tuesday, August 18,
2009 at 7:00 p.m. For information concerning the public hearing contact
Mayor Juanice Padgett, P.O. Box 519, Glen St. Mary, FL 32040, (904)
259-3777.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible lo-
cation. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing
impaired or the visually impaired should contact Juanice Padgett at least
five calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be pro-
vided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public
hearing should contact Juanice Padgett at least five calendar days prior
to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a
Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call (800)
955-8771. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at
this meeting should contact Juanice Padgett at least five calendar days
prior to the meeting.
A Fair Housing workshop will be conducted immediately after the public
hearing on the same date and at the same location.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT, HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE
AND FAIR HOUSING JURISDICTION.


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Kuyler Brogdon
Brother is here
Colton Gage Brogdon is
pleased to announce the birth
of brother Kuyler Joe Brogdon.
Kuyler was born July 25, 2009
at St. Vincent's Medical Center
weighing 8 lbs., 5 oz., and mea-
suring 201/4" long.
Proud parents are Tabitha
Daniels and Bobby Brogdon of
Glen St. Mary. Maternal grand-
parents are Larry and Linda
Daniels of Macclenny. Paternal
grandparents are Bobby and Pa-
tricia Brogdon of Glen.


Karter Koon
Daughter is born
Amy and Robert Koon of
Macclenny are pleased to an-
nounce the birth of daughter
Karter Alizabeth-Ann Koon. Kar-
ter was born July 17, 2009 at St.
Vincent's Medical Center weigh-
ing 8 lbs., 2 oz., and measuring
201/4" long.
Proud grandparents are Rob-
ert and Patricia Anderson of
Macclenny, Robert Koon Sr. of
Raiford, Gary and Leann Little of
Carson City, NV, Mildred Prevatt
of Macclenny and Harold Roquet
of Ottumwa. IA.


Rhoden- Mann
Summer vows
George and Janice Rhoden of
Glen St. Mary are pleased to an-
nounce the upcoming marriage of
daughter Traci Rhoden of Glen to
Chris Mann of Sanderson. Chris
is the son of Donald and Robin
Mann, also of Sanderson.
The couple will be wed August
22 at 4:00 pm at Sanderson Con-
gregational Holiness Church. All
friends and family are invited to
come and share in the joyous oc-
casion.
"And the two shall become
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Earns masters
Sus Belschner Austill of Mac-
clenny graduated August 8 from
Florida State University with a
master's degree in social work.
She had previously earned her
bachelor's in health science
education at University of North
Florida.
Sus is currently employed as
an emergency services evalua-
tor with Northeast Florida State
Hospital's Community Behav-
ioral Healthcare Services.
Heartfelt thanks
Sus sends heartfelt thanks to
all who helped her survive cancer
and finish her degree: Lisa and
Kristina Austill; Sandy and Bruce
Lyon; the Recovery Unit and the
First United Methodist Church.
"You can get old or get old with a
degree."
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The Baker County school dis-
trict will hold its annual drive
to collect school supplies for
students in need, this Saturday,
August 15, 2009, from 9:oo am
to noon.
Volunteers will be collecting
supplies at the following busi-
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Winn Dixie, Walgreens, Dollar
Tree, and the Dollar General in
Macclenny and in Glen. Thank
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their daughter, Stephanie to Todd Byron Wilson of Mobile, Alabama. The cou-
ple will be married on January 2, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Miss Rhoden graduated from Baker County High School in 2007 and is cur-
rently a senior in the Nursing Program at the University of West Florida in
Pensacola.
Stephanie is the granddaughter of Jean and Bobby Sapp and the great grand-
daughter of Daisy Douberly, all of Macclenny.
Mr. Todd Byron Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Wilson, graduated from
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Noah Caldwell,
74, of Bryceville
Noah Vernon Caldwell, 74,
died Thursday, August 6, 2009.
Mr. Caldwell was a native of
Baker County and resided most
of his life in Bryceville. He was
a member of Victory Baptist
Church.
Survivors include wife of 20
years, Myrtle Caldwell; sons
Mark (Betty) Caldwell, Ed-
die Caldwell, Teddy (Jackie)
Caldwell and Kevin (Jamie)
Stewart; daughters Lisa Stewart
and Melissa (David) Dunning;
sisters Shirley (Ronnie) Moore,
Faye (Earl) Mattox, Linda
(Melvin) Brunson, Joan (Rick)
Smothers and Delores (Johnny)
Clemson; seven grandchildren;
four great-grandchildren; other
loving family and dear friends.
The funeral service was held
at 11:oo am August 11 at his
church with Rev. Gary Wheeler
officiating. Interment followed
at Manntown Cemetery in Glen
St. Mary. Corey-Kerlin Funeral
Homes and Crematory of Jack-
sonville was in charge of ar-
rangements.

Kevin Griffis, 47,
of St. Augustine
Kevin Allen Griffis, 47, of St.
Augustine died peacefully at his
home Thursday evening, August
6, 2009 after a long illness. He
was born in Macclenny and lived
most of his life in Jacksonville.
He was the son of the late
Ronnie Kelbor Griffis and Lin-
da Hart Griffis. He was a 1980
graduate of Union County High
School in Lake Butler and a 1974
graduate of Florida State Uni-
versity, where he played foot-
ball.
Mr. Griffis was a branch man-
ager of GMAC Financial in Jack-
sonville for 23 years. He was
vice president of Bartram Trail
High School Athletic Booster
Club, where he coached football,
t-ball, baseball and basketball.
Survivors include his loving
wife of 22 years, Vickie West
Griffis; sons James Kyle Griffis
and Jared Allen Griffis, both
of St, Augustine; brother Kelly
(Kristen) Griffis of St. Peters-
burg; sister Kim (Charles) Myer
of Evansville, IN.
The funeral service was held
August 10 at 11:oo am at Fruit
Cove Baptist Church in St, Johns
County with Rev. Tim Maynard
officiating. Interment followed
at Woodlawn Cemetery in Mac-
clenny. The family requests in
lieu of flowers donations be
made to the Fellowship of Chris-
tian Athletes. 130302 Deerwood
Parkway Blvd., Jacksonville, FL
32256.
Ferreira Funeral Services was
in charge of arrangements.


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Pastor Tim Cheshire
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 pm


Charlotte Mills,
52, of Sanderson
Charlotte Kay Mills, 52, of
Sanderson died Saturday, Au-
gust 8, 2009 at Ed Fraser Me-
morial Hospital in Macclenny
following a
sudden ill-
ness. She
was born in
Sanderson
and lived
in Baker
County all
of her life.

Mills was j
an admis-
sions clerk ,
at the Flor- Charlotte Mills
ida State
Hospital for 21 years until her
death and attended the Chris-
tian Fellowship Temple. She
was preceded in death by father
Fred "Bunny" Combs Jr.
Survivors include husband
John D. Mills of Sanderson; son
Nicholas Alfred (Erin of U.S.
Army, Alaska) Engelage; moth-
er Faye Yarborough Combs of
Atmore, AL; sister Renee (Tom-
my) Wolfe of Atmore; brothers
Jerry (Emy) Combs of NC, Bruce

FL and Clayton (Penny) Combs
of Glen St. Mary; two grandchil-
dren; seven nephews, two nieces
and one great nephew.
The funeral service will be
held at 11:oo am August 14 at her
church with Rev. David Thomas
officiating. Interment will be at
Taylor Cemetery. Visitation will
be from 6-8:oo00 pm August 13 at
Guerry Funeral Home.

'Pop' White, 76,

of Bryceville dies
Hilton Leo "Pop" White, 76,
of Bryceville, died in Jackson-
ville August 6, 2009 following a
brief illness. Mr. White was born
September lo, 1932 in Way-
cross, Georgia, the son of Lewis
Vernon White and the former
Mamie Louise Brooker. He was
retired from Anheuser-Busch
and an active member of Brandy
Branch Baptist Church.
Survivors include wife of 56
years, Frances White; son Mar-
vin (Candy) White; daughters
Cindy (Tony) Perez, Bonnie
(Daryl) Price and June (Randy)
Braddock; five granddaugh-
ters; four grandsons; two great-
grandsons; one great-grand-
daughter; sister Helen (Ronnie)
Williams; brother Red (Evelyn)
White; numerous nieces and
nephews.
The funeral service was held
at 11:00oo am on August o10 at his
church with Pastor Rusty Bryan
and Rev. Ronnie Williams of-
ficiating. Interment followed at
Brandy Branch Cemetery with
Matt White, Morgan Stokes,
Connie White, Ned Lunn, Ron-
nie Lunn, Eugene White, Mitch-
ell Reeves and Trenton Brad-
dock serving as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers were
Harold Watts, David Hunt,
Clethan Johns, Virgil White,
Maitland Dampier, Roy Brad-
dock, Everette Davis and Mar-
vin Stokes. Prestwood Funeral
Home was in charge of arrange-
ments.


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In Loving Memory
of
Will Alexander
12/12/1976- 8/12/200 7

Well, today makes two years
since you left. I miss you more
today than you will ever know.
I need my best friend back.
There is so much I want to tell
you and to talk to you about.
I wish you were here so bad. I
can picture you now with that
silly grin on your face and you
sitting around the house in
those tore up jogging pants you
used to wear all the time. Those
are the days I wish I could get
back. But I know deep down
you are in a better place and
happy as can be. Well there is
not a day goes by that I don't
think about you. You are in my
heart forever and always.
I LOVE You BUDDY,
AMY


In Loving Memory
of
Tiffany Gail Christy
9/21/1987- 8/16/2008

If tears could build a stairway,
and memories a lane, I'd walk
right up to Heaven and bring
you home. But I know God has
a path for you, so you took His
hand so He could set you free.
But I wish He would have just
left you with me. I know you
are God's angel now, and you
are happier than you could ever
be.
WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU,
MOM, DAD, JAMES,
SISTERS AND CHILDREN



The Road

to Calvary
Corner of Madison & Stoddard
Glen St. Mary
Rev. Tommy & Doris Anderson
Phone: 904-259-2213
Sunday School:............ 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Service .... 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Service ..... 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night..........7:30 pm
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In Loving Memory In Loving Memory
of of
Effie (Granny) Perkins Mazie Prevatt
5/20/1945 8/13/2003 4/24/1914 8/8/2008


In my Rose Garden of memo-
ries I see you standing there,
an angel in disguise. I long to
hear your voice for real, not
in my dreams. I am missing
you so much these days, how
empty my world seems. People
say time heals all wounds, that
someday the pain will subside.
But Granny I can tell you I
think they must have lied. The
emptiness I am feeling now
is strong and I am weak. In
my Rose Garden of memories
I know you'll always be. For
though you're gone from this
mortal world, in my heart you'll
always be.
LOVE,
NIKESHA



Sanderson
Congregational
Holiness Church
CR 127 N., Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 10:00 am
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pm
Pastor: Oral E. Lyons f




First Baptist Church
of Sanderson
CR 229 S., Sanderson FL
Sunday School ....... 10:00 am
Sun. Morning Worship. 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship .. 6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study.. 7:00 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas
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One year ago the Lord called
you home. Our hearts were
broken, we felt so alone. Even
as time turns our tears to light,
we miss you daily from day to
night. Your love could warm an
entire room, your smile was as
cheering as flowers in bloom.
We carry in our hearts sweet
memories of days gone before
and long to see your face again
on heaven's golden shore. Never
doubt how much we loved you
-far more than words can say.
In time we will all be together;
we will meet again someday.
LOVE,
THE FAMILIES OF:
VERNON PREVATT. MAURICE
PREVATr, PEGGY REGISTER,
JUDY HARRIS


Cemetery workday
The Taylor Cemetery will have
its annual workday August 15 at
8:oo00 am. A board meeting and
election of officers will follow im-
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MACCLENNY
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573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
Worship Services
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In Loving Memory
of
Bobby Balkcom
1/10/1970 8/14/2006

My precious son, you will be
gone from us three years this
Friday. Mourning for you with
an ache deep in my soul is a
part of me and always will be.
Through the prayers of many
people, especially from Chris-
tian Fellowship Temple and
Pastors David and Timmy
Thomas, I have been brought
from devastating sorrow and
grief to an acceptance of how
to live with my loss. They have
shown me with kindness and
understanding that God is in
control, not us. Our family feels
your loss, Bobby, but we know
you are in an awesome place
to be.
MISSING & LOVING You ALWAYS,
MOM, DAD, (BILL & JANET
BOGGS), DAVID, KAREN & FAMILY


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20 Data Buster students

Summer program a 'stepping stone'


Twenty students completing
the Community Actions Agency's
first-ever Data Busters program
in Baker County were rewarded
the evening of August 3 with a
cake reception at Baker County
Middle School.
The program combines class-
room instruction on job and life
skills like goal setting, money
management, conflict resolution
and interview preparation, with
real-world work experience.
The students were paid to staff
offices at the school district, the
county and sheriffs department
after being trained in Microsoft


programs like Word, Excel and
Powerpoint.
Their duties included making
copies, data entry and answering
phones, said the agency's youth
programs director Sam Miller.
All students received tickets to
next month's Jaguars-Cardinals
game and the top four perform-
ers received computers.
Imari Clark and Megan Donely
were awarded Hewlett-Packard
computers and printers while
two others, Shayla Coleman and
Tihryn Mickens, took home Palm
Pilots.
"Our goal with this program


is to root out poverty and you are
the stepping stones to making
that happen," Mr. Miller told the
students.
Family and friends were on
hand for the celebration, which
included encouraging words
from the agency's director John
W. Edwards and School Superin-
tendent Sherrie Raulerson, who
helped conduct interviews for
participation in the program.
"We could tell from the start,
through your heart, sincerity and
dedication, that even though this
program is new, it would be suc-
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In Loving Memory
of my son
Pender Logan
Raulerson
8/16/1991 3/28/2007


If I had a dime for every time
I thought of you I'd be a mil-
lionaire. And I'll tell you what
I'd do, I'd find the world's best
engineers and have them draw
up some plans to build some
stairs to Heaven to be with my
little man.
LOVE,
MAMA FOREVER AND ALWAYS


In Loving Memory
of
Effie G. Perkins
5/20/1945 8/13/2003


Mama,
If we could bring you back
again for one more hour or
day, we will express all our
unspoken love; we will have
countless things to say. If we
could bring you back again,
we will say we treasured you
and that your presence in our
lives meant more than we ever
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I don't ordinarily do reviews of
local restaurants, reserving them
for out of town eateries. So these
aren't exactly reviews of the two
newest restaurants in town. In-
stead, they are just impressions
from my visits to The Swamp and
San Jose.
A couple of things impressed
me about The Swamp, located
where the old Woody's restau-
rant sat for years on South 6th St.
in Macclenny. The Swamp offers
an impressive menu and friendly
service.
You can get a lot of variety,
from burgers to steaks to spe-
cialty items. There is a lot on the
menu to keep you happy.
I had conch fritters and jam-
balaya and was a happy camper
with the results.
The service was very friendly
and owner Fred Rhoden made a
tour of the tables to be sure that
the clientele was happy. They all
seemed pretty pleased.
As you can tell from the name,
The Swamp is a sports bar with
televisions tuned to sports sta-
tions as well as 24-hour news
outlets.
I've been waiting patiently
for San Jose to open. Okay, not
patiently at all because I miss my
Mexican food. I don't like hav-
ing to drive to Jacksonville to get
Mexican and now I don't have
to.
San Jose is just off the inter-
state next door to the Travelo-
dge. There have been quite a
few restaurants at that address
and I was happy to see that the
new owners have done extensive
renovations.
Oddly enough, San Jose has
the same two things going for it
that recommended The Swamp.
The menu is strong and the staff
is very friendly.
This is authentic Mexican cui-
sine. You can get all your favorite


burritos, tacos and enchiladas or
an assortment of more unusual
dishes.
I'm a big fan of fajitas from
my time living in Texas and these
were terrific. I had fajitas Mexi-
cana that had most of the tradi-
tional ingredients as well as cho-
rizo spicy Mexican sausage.
There's nothing fancy about
San Jose, but it is clean, a good at-


mosphere and the service is very
good and very friendly. The food
came to the table quickly and the
waiters and owner checked back
often to see how we were enjoy-
ing our meal.
It's nice not having to drive to
Jacksonville on occasion.


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Town of Glen St. Mary
Notice of Public Hearing

ORDINANCE NO. 2009-03
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE
TOWN OF GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA, ESTABLISH-
ING AND INTERIM MORATORIUM ON THE ASSESS-
MENT OF TOWN IMPACT FEES PURSUANT TO OR-
DINANCE 2007-02; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTING
PROVISIONS; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND EFFECTIVE
DATE

Any support or objections may be heard at a public hear-
ing to be held at the Glen St. Mary Town Hall on Tuesday,
August 18, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

Any person with a disability requiring reasonable accom-
modation in order to participate in this meeting should call
(904) 259-3777 or fax a written request to (904) 259-5464.
If you are hearing impaired and require the services of an
interpreter, please call at least one week prior to the meeting
and the Town will arrange to provide that service for you.



PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Pursuant to an appeal of a denial by the Local Planning Agen-
cy of an application submitted by Troy and Trey McCullough
on behalf of the Estate of Barbara G. Dugger, to be granted
a Temporary Use Permit in reference to Section 3.05.51 on
property located on Mud Lake Road in Baker County Florida.
The applicant is requesting a Temporary Use Permit with an
expiration date of 12 months from the approval date of the
request. The purpose of the request is to operate a business
for motor sport recreational activities known as Mud Lake
Mud Bog LLC. The Baker County Board of County Com-
missioners will consider the request at a public hearing re-
scheduled for August 25, 2009, at 6:00p.m. or as soon there-
after as possible, in the Baker County School Board Meeting
Room, 270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, FL. On the
date above-mentioned, all interested parties may appear and
be heard with respect to the appeal of the determination of
the Temporary Use Permit request. Written comments for or
against the Temporary Use Permit request may be sent to the
Baker County Planning and Zoning Department, 81 North
Third Street, Macclenny FL. 32063. Faxed comments may be
sent to (904)259-5057. Copies of the Temporary Use request
may be inspected in the Planning and Zoning Department by
any member of the public. According to the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations or
an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact
the Administration Department at (904) 259-5123 at least 48
hours prior to the time of the hearing.


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than 4:00 pm the Monday preceding
publication, unless otherwise arranged
in advance. Ads can be mailed provided
they are accompanied by payment and
instructions. They should be mailed to:
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P.O. Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We
cannot assume responsibility for accuracy
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Liability for errors in all advertising will be
limited to the first publication only. If after
that time, the ad continues to run without
notification of error by the person oragen-
cy for whom it was published, then that
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( 2007 Kawasaki 250 Enduro, new con-
dition, garage kept, electric start, one
owner, 150 miles. 2006 Kawasaki 250
Enduro, new condition, garage kept,
electric start, one owner, 250 miles and
trailer for three motorcycles, new con-
dition. Asking $8200 for all OBO. 904-
298-5136. 8/13-8/27p
25'x36' garage trusses $1500 OBO.
259-3300. 3/12tfc
Snapper riding mower. Glenn Hart 259-
8125. 8/13p
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
Canvases, drawing pads and much
more! On sale now. The Office Mart, 110
S. Fifth Street, 259-3737. tfc
Hunting equipment, shotguns, rifles,
stands, etc. Curtis 303-4736.
8/13-8/20p
Sands Farm fresh vegetables, taking
orders for peas and okra. 259-6891 or
303-1501. 8/6-8/30c
2 infant car seats with bases, one blue
and beige, one black and tan, $35 each;
baby swing, back and forth or side to
side, $35. 588-3628. 7/23tfc
Antique table with four chairs $350
OBO. Side-by-side Whirlpool refrigera-
tor, 25.6 cubic feet with ice maker $500
OBO, Revo scooter with swivel seat with
charger $1200 OBO, less than four hours
of use. 10 hp 5200 watt generator $400
OBO. Grayco pressure washer $250, 6'
scaffolding $175 each. Two Kenmore
deep freezers $100 each not frost free.
Lots of other items available, too much
to list. Will have yard sale Saturday from
9:00 am to noon. Call David at 259-8013
or 874-7860 or Ralph at 228-1629, sell-
ing due to expenses for funeral. 8/13p
Green peanuts, washed, $30 bushel.
386-752-3434. 7/30-8/20p
2004 17' Triton bass boat and trailer like
new with 50 hp Johnson, less than 20
hours, front trolling motor, includes like
new trailer and new spare, $8499. Can
be seen at Pineview Chevrolet. Call 904-
259-6117. 8/13c
Industrial stand up air compressor, all
parts replaceable, will run entire garage
$800, runs great, runs off 110/220. 588-
5212. 8/13p
30-30 lever action, 30.006 bolt action,
870 12 gauge pump. 748-0018. 8/13p
Four swivel bar stools, 27" TV with DVD
player, little league football equipment.
Call for details. 904-397-0022 ask for
Tom. 8/13p
Clean baby boy clothing, sizes 3-18
months, many other baby items, three
piece chaffing pans, inflatable pool. 904-
259-3210. 8/13p
200 amp power pole $100. 588-5212.
8/13p





2001 Pontiac Grand Am four door, V6,
white, CD, cold AC, chrome rims, runs
great, very good gas mileage, $3200
OBO. 259-2316, 755-0826. 8/13p
Hunter's special, 1987 Ford F150 4x4,
300 six cylinder, $1000. Call 509-1927.
7/30-8/13p





Experienced in-home care giver for the
elderly; will also clean houses. Referenc-
es and resume on request. Call Glenna
294-6310. 8/13p
Christian childcare, my home Monday
Friday, 24-hour care, all ages, 22 years
experience, licensed, hot meals/snacks.
Cathy Thomas 259-3678. 8/13p
Babysitting, my home, your hours, my
discount, some over-nights. References,
licensed, CPR, first aid, back yard with
privacy fence. 904-233-7047.8/6-8/13p


Babysitting in my home near 125 and MacGlen Builders, Inc. Brick homes in
127, reasonable prices, hot meals, Macclenny from $145,000-$210,000.
snacks, all ages, any hours Monday 813-1580. 11/13tfc
- Friday. Will keep overnight if needed. Six acres in Macclenny $20,000 an
838-2287. 8/13-8/27p a.r n04-25Q-an02 7/Qn0-/20n.


Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
Happy Jack Mange Medicine promotes
healing and hair growth to any mange,
bare spot, on dogs and horses without
steroids. Glen Cash Store 259-2381.
7/23-8/13p





Notice to readers:
The newspaper often publishes clas-
sified advertising on subjects like
work-at-home, weight loss products,
health products. While the newspaper
uses reasonable discretion in deciding
on publication of such ads, it takes no
responsibility as to the truthfulness of
claims. Respondents should use caution
and common sense before sending any
money or making other commitments
based on statements and/or promises;
demand specifics in writing. You can also
call the Federal Trade Commission at 1-
877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot
fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it
sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
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CDA with 40 hours for Christian Learning
Center, located in Glen St. Mary. Position
is F/T, hours may vary between 6:00 am
- 6:00 pm, Monday Friday. Apply in per-
son at Carpenters' Kids Learning Center
at Glen Church. 904-259-3920.
8/13-8/27p
Shift leaders and hourly crew needed at
Arby's in Baldwin. Apply at 1024 US 301
South Baldwin, FL 32234; call 904-266-
4281, or email ta125@morrisholdings.
com 7/16tfc
Receptionist, full time, experienced
only, strong customer service skills,
phone etiquette, computer (Great Plains/
WebCare) experience. Apply in person at
Macclenny Nursing & Rehab 755 S. 5th
Street/Hwy. 228. 8/13c
RN Well established local home health-
care agency seeks experienced RN for
PRN position. Must have one year Med/
Surg. Flexible hours, competitive pay.
Call 259-3111 or fax resume to 259-
5176. 3/5 tfc
Hairstylist needed, chair rental, 704-
6671. 8/13-8/20p
Chimney sweep company looking for
someone to join our team. Construction
background a plus but not required. Hard
workers call 379-2185. 8/13p





Notice to Readers
All real estate advertising in this news-
paper is subject to the Fair Housing Act
which makes it illegal to advertise "any
preference, limitation or discrimina-
tion based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familiar status or national
origin, or an intention, to make any such
preference, limitation or discrimination."
Familial status includes children under
the age of 18 living with parents or legal
custodians, pregnant women and people
securing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly ac-
cept any advertising for real estate which
is in violation of the law. Our readers are
hereby informed that all dwellings adver-
tised in this newspaper are available on
an equal opportunity basis. To complain
of discrimination, call HUD toll free at
1-800-669-9777. The toll free telephone
number for the impaired is 1-800-927-
9275.
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on 1.73 acres,
two large decks, central H/A, nice prop-
erty and home in good condition. In-
vestors call, lets deal, seller motivated,
$64,000 OBO. 904-226-3064, 904-259-
5383. 8/13-8/20p
FSBO 3 BR, 1 BA house in Glen St.
Mary. Hardwood floors, beautiful lot,
$129,900. 525-9237. 8/6-8/13p
10 acres, high and dry, four miles west
of Glen $89,900. Phone 904-545-7688.
7/30-8/20p
Kingsley Lake, best opportunity to
purchase a home on this one-of-a-kind
lake in years. Four listings starting at
$649,000. Coldwell Banker, Smith &
Smith Realty. 904-964-9222.
7/23-8/13p
3 acres, high and dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included, owner
financing. 912-843-8118. 2/22tfc
3 BR, 2 BA home in Fox Ridge Subdivi-
sion, split floor plan, two car garage,
privacy fence $135,000. 904-338-6104.
8/13-8/20p


FSBO, 7 acres on quiet dead-end
road, mature oaks, zoned conventional
or mobile home, one acre per dwelling,
$112,500.259-5877. 6/18tfc
4 BR, 2 1/2 BA brick home on one acre,
3600 total SF, 2200 SF heated, two car
garage and detached garage, large front
and back porches, hardwood floors,
crown molding throughout, nicely land-
scaped, many extras, $280,000 OBO.
259-6244 or 568-0329. 8/13-8/20p
Two lots in Copper Creek, Unit III. Call
813-1580. 12/1ltfc
Estate sale, two mobile homes in eight
lots 1.4 +/- acres, 11218 E. Thomas
Drive, Macclenny, $56,000. 727-459-
3856. 7/30-8/20p
FSBO 4 BR, 2 BA brick home approxi-
mately 2100 SF on 2.82 Acres. Fire-
place, tile, plantation shutters, 20x20
workshop, many upgrades, very nice.
Neighborhood restricted to homes only.
$286,000. By appointment only. 237-
0060 or 259-3963. 5/14tfc
19+ acres with 3 BR, 2 BA brick home.
Home needs some remodeling, beautiful
homestead, zone agricultural, $250,000.
Call 259-3763 or 386-867-0256.
7/30-8/13p
40 acres to 120 acres starting at $4000
per acre. 904-259-8028. 7/30-8/20c
FSBO 4 BR, 2 BA, 4.82 acres, house
being sold "as is", no owner financing,
17598 CR 127, seen by appointment
only. Phone 904-306-6707, leave mes-
sage. 7/30-8/20p
3 BR, 2 BA yellow brick home, corner lot
close to schools, nice front porch, fenced
in backyard, newly renovated, $134,999.
Call 904-509-7645 or 904-222-1628.
8/6-8/27p
2 BR, 1 BA custom home, good neigh-
borhood, $79,000 OBO. 483-8742, 259-
3299. 8/13-8/20p





Great location doublewide 3/2, walk-in
closets, large kitchen, shower and garden
tub in master bath, deck overlooking nice
backyard, lawn maintenance included,
$800/month, $800 deposit. 904-259-
6555. 8/13p
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on one acre
1/8 mile south on 121 and Jeff Starling
Road, $900/month, $1250 deposit, lawn
maintenance included. 259-3010 or 259-
9066. 8/13tfc
Large 1 BR apartment, north Macclen-
ny, $600/month plus deposit, utilities in-
cluded, references required. 259-6426.
8/13p
House for rent in Macclenny city limits,
3 BR, 1 BA and office, $850/month, first
and last months rent, will accept Hud
voucher. For more information please
call 904-626-0408. 8/6-8/13p
3 BR, 2 BA house two miles inside Geor-
gia $700/month. 904-629-1779. 7/23tfc
2 and 3 BR mobile home for rent on 1
acre. Service animals only. Garbage
pickup, sewer, water and lawn mainte-
nance provided. 912-843-8118, 904-
699-8637. 8/6tfc
2 BR, 2 BA, 14x70, high and dry private
lot, large trees, new paint, screen enclo-
sure, deck, washer/dryer hook-up, gar-
bage, water, sewer, $600/month, $600
security deposit. Call 904-502-4766.
8/6-8/13p
2 and 3 BR mobile homes, central H/A,
service pets only, water, lawn, garbage
included. First, last and deposit required.
259-7335. 4/30tfc
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, one acre, cen-
tral H/A, close to 1-10 $625/month, first,
last and security deposit, good references
required. 259-7794. 8/13-8/20p
Homes and mobile homes for rent from
$750-850 monthly. 259-3343. 11/13tfc
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home $300 deposit,
$600/month. 259-2787. 8/6-8/13p
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service
animals only, $500-$575 plus deposit.
904-860-4604. 3/17tfc
2 BR, 2 BA duplex, dishwasher, washing
machine and dryer, water and sewage
included $800/month plus deposit. 472-
1241. 8/13p
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide near Cuyler on
2 acres $900/month plus deposit. 3
BR, 2 BAdoublewide in Macclenny$800/
month plus deposit. Service animals
only. Rent to own 477-8995. 8/6-8/13p
1 and 2 BR apartments available soon,
1 BR $545, 2 BR $595, includes local
utilities. Call for more information 259-
8444. 8/13tfc
2 BR, 1 BA house in Macclenny, $675/
month, $675 deposit. 483-8742, 259-
3299. 8/13-8/20p
2 BR, 1 BA all appliances including wash-
er/dryer and dishwasher, $675/month,
$675 deposit. 904-259-3300. 7/2tfc
2 BR, 1 BA in Glen, quiet, no electrical
deposit $450 deposit, $450/month. Call
Larry 237-6449. 8/13p


3 BR, 11/2 BA brick house, all electric,
$825/month, $600 security deposit, in
city limits, 715 Long Drive. 904-259-
9797. 8/6tfc
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide in Georgia bend,
large lot, $650/month, $600 deposit.
912-843-2093. 8/13-8/20p
2 BR, 1 BA apartment, washer/dryer
hook-up, $700/month, $600 security
deposit, one years lease. 351 N. Lowder.
259-9797. 7/9tfc
2 BR, 1 BA central H/A, fenced yard
located in Georgia bend, $550/month,
$300 security deposit. Call Rick 904-259-
6101. 8/13p
Room for rent, beautiful two-story home,
access to kitchen and laundry room, first
last and deposit, $75/week, must have
references. 588-5212. 8/13p
2 BR, 1 BA apartment $500/month, first
and last months rent. 904-485-0974.
8/13-8/20p
Country charm, city comforts, large
doublewide mobile home, Macclenny
city limits, fireplace, 2000 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA,
$850/month. Call Mike 904-465-3841.
8/13p
3 BR, 2 BA trailer in Glen St. Mary. 759-
2913. 8/13p


4 BR, 21/2 BA all brick home, in-ground
pool, large game room, $1500/month,
$1500 security deposit, will also lease
option to purchase. 334-9737. 8/13p
Sanderson 3 BR, 1 BA, 1/2 acre, $595/
month. Baldwin 3 BR, 1 BA $595/month.
Baldwin 4 BR, 2 BA $695/month. Nick
318-9019. 8/6-8/13c
3 BR, 2 BA singlewide on acre close to
1-10, garbage and lawn service provided,
$650/month, first, last and deposit. 259-
2552 or 614-6111. 8/13-8/20p





2006 Fleetwood doublewide mobile
home, 28'x48', like new, $22,000. 259-
8516. 8/13p
2009, 32x56 Fleetwood 4 BR, 2 BA
$59,900, 904-259-8028. 7/30-8/20c
Homes of Merit, 32x80 completely
loaded, 4 BR, 2 BA only $499/month,
904-783-4619. 8/13-8/20
1999 Fleetwood 16x80 2 BR, 2 BA
$22,900. Call Lewyn. 904-259-8028.
7/30-8/20c


I "Th Ke t al or ea EtteNeds


M YARD SALES

11 0Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-noon,
9925 Barber Loop, Macclenny.
Friday, 7:00 am-?, 125 N. to 122, Taylor. Gigantic
yard sale, four family
Friday, 8:00 am-?, 8478 Claude Harvey Road, off
139B in Glen. Lots of clothes and miscellaneous.
Friday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm, 121 south to Estates Street, follow signs.
Friday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am-3:00 pm, West Thomas
Circle. Two family
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 717 Chipshot Drive. Freezer, gun
cabinet, wagon wheels, bird cages, grill, game cube games, clothes.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am ?, Lucy and Ethel's yard sale. Corner
River Circle and Suzanne Drive. Hand crochet bedspread full,
Christmas comforter full, nice children clothes for school, nice
adult clothes, some larger men's sizes, new 22 calibur Dale Earnhardt
rifle and collectibles, craft supplies and fabrics, Dreamsicle collection,
men's junk table, books.
Friday and Saturday, 7:30 am-1:00 pm, Around from girls softball
field to Ivy Street. Moving sale. Baby items, maternity clothes, furni-
ture, etc. Two family
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, Corner of Cardinal and Ivy.
Lots of stuff, cheap prices. Everything must go.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 10746 Morningside Lane.
Hwy. 125, right on Madison, right on Morningside.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?, Ivy Street. Lots of stuff. Three fam-
ily
Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, 8400 Brown Road,
Macclenny. Furniture, window A/C, portable sewing machines, etc.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, 835 Miltondale Road. Multi
family
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am noon, 7698 Mud Lake Road. Exercise
equipment, pool table, clothes, collectibles, books. Everything must
go.
Friday and Saturday until noon, 6807 Glen Hills Lane at the end of
Park Street. Follow the signs. Furniture, decorating items, kids clothes
and much more.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am noon, 228 west mile past Wal-
mart, under over pass, 2nd drive on right. Name brands lots to
choose from, girls sizes 6,8,10, 12 nice church dresses, women
sizes 12-16, mens also.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am 1:00 pm, Glen 125 N. To 139B turn
left, go to the second road on the right, Warren Thompson Road, it
will be the second house on right. Name brand clothes, junior, boys
6-8, girls 12 months 3T, mens and women, home furnishings, pic-
tures, desk with chair, server table, toys and more.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am 3:00 pm, 110 and 120 E. Boulevard
North. Coner of Shuey Ave. Two family
Saturday, 9:00 am 3:00 pm, 6397 CR 23C, Macclenny. De-clutter-
ing sale, remodeling and almost everything must go.
Saturday, 8:00 am 2:00 pm, Behind Souls Harbour Church in Glen,
US 90 to Stasi Road. Household items, furniture, baby/adult clothing,
excellent condition. Everything must go.
Saturday, 9:00 am noon, 208 S. Third Street. Lots of items, clothes,
furniture, tools, etc. No early birds please
Saturday, 8:00 am ?, 252 S. Second Street. Clothes all sizes, baby
items, college books.
Saturday, 8:00 am ?, Corner of Bob Kirkland Road and 23 A.
Spacesaver treadmill, dining table with five chairs, tools, toys, clothes,
shoes, periwinkle bridesmaid dress, white flower girl dress and much
more.


lbursdaY, August 13,2009


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2008 28x52 Fleetwood 3 BR, 2 BA
$54,900. Call 904-259-8028.7/30-8/20c
2009 doublewide, 3 BR, 2 BA will move
and set up free, only $39,900. 904-783-
4619. 8/13-8/20c
2000 General 32x48 3 BR, 2 BA $24,900.
Call Lewyn 904-259-8028. 7/30-8/20c
Only three left, 2009 16x80 3 BR, 2 BA,
only $250/month. 904-783-4619.
8/13-8/20c
1995 Homes of Merit 28x52 3 BR, 2 BA,
$26,900. Call Lewyn 904-259-8028.
7/30-8/20c
Never before titled, will move for free,
doublewide 3 BR, 2BA, only $35,000.
904-783-4619. 8/13-8/20c




Small office space for rent inside well
established business in downtown Mac-
clenny, $350/month includes utilities ex-
cept phone. 904-629-5954. 8/6-8/13p
Office space for rent, prime location,
downtown Macclenny, $588.50 per month
plus deposit. Call 259-6546. 1/8tfc


ball, I'm talking about the league.
It is the ultimate huckster.
If it doesn't move like a run-
ning back, they'll stick an official
logo on it. And if it does run like a
running back, they'll license it.
The latest products with the
NFL seal of approval are toilet-
ries. That's right, the NFL now
has an official set of locker room
products. I don't know that that
makes a lot of sense, but who


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During the 2009 regular legislative session, the Florida
Homebuyer Opportunity Program was created. The
Florida Homebuyer Opportunity Program (FHOP) which
will be distributed through and operated under the
SHIP program and administrators. The FHOP program requires that the
funding be used up to $8,000.00 in purchase assistance to applicants
that are eligible to receive the federal first-time homebuyer tax credit.
This assistance is to be repaid by the applicant when they receive their
federal tax refund. Baker County will assist applicants "based on fund-
ing availability" for the fiscal year 2009-2010.
You must be a first time homeowner
You must be willing to amend your 2008 tax return
You must have employment
You must meet income requirements at the federal and state
level

For more information please contact Arlene Griffis at 904-259-6463
or pick up an application at the Baker County Board of Commissioners
Administration Building located at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny,
Florida 32063.


big boys smell. As a result, you
have Old Spice and Head and
Shoulders as official products.
The deal is said to be worth $1o
million for the league.
Not to be outdone, the NBA
has sanctioned Goldfish as the
official basketball snack cracker.
I hate to even imagine where this
is going. An official jock strap?
Rid as the official head lice treat-
ment kit?
The list of possible products is
endless.
I wish there was a way to li-
cense common sense, but unfor-
tunately that hasn't been discov-
ered yet.
Case in point is NHL star Pat-


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spacious home off dirt road & out in the country. Virtual
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back porch great for watching deer in your own back
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building time frames. 2400 SF, min. home, 1 horse per
acre allowed. $250,000


EXCEPTIONAL NEWER HOME! MLS#482867 This
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NEW HOME SITE!- MLS#416048 Heavilytreed lots, no
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acre allowed. $250,000
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Beyond the norm with product licensing
knows? rick Kane of the Chicago Black- ride that cost $13.80. Kane's cuz
A T L A r After all, why would anyone in hawks. Kane, a great skater and gave the driver $15 bucks. When
FA T L A D Y his right mind want to smell like scorer, seems to have an anger the driver said he couldn't give
a locker room? management problem which them their $1.20 in change, they
ROBERT GERARD But the NFL, always looking of course makes him a great asset punched him in the face, stran-
for a way to make money, figures in hockey. gled him and broke his glasses.
You've got to love the NFL. that there is a niche market out But not in a cab. Kane and For a buck and change.
No, I'm not talking about foot- there that wants to smell like the his cousin recently took a cab Buffalo police arrested the pair


'thursday, August 13, 2009


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on a slew of felonies and misde-
meanors. Kane, who is used to
doing a little time in the penalty
box, now might be doing time
somewhere rougher than that.

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Senior Staff Assistant
Allied Health Academy
This is a secretarial position located in the
Academy for Allied Health Programs,
assisting the Director of Nursing
Programs with secretarial tasks, varied
computer work, some administrative
duties, and interacting with staff and
students.
High School graduate or equivalency
plus four years secretarial or clerical
experience. Additional education may be
substituted on a year for year basis for
required experience in related area. Special
consideration will be given to applicants
with an associate degree or certificate in
a related area, bachelor's degree preferred.
Experience as an assistant to a manager;
self starter.
SALARY: $23,827.00 annually plus
benefits

Senior StaffAssistant
Olustee Center
This is a secretarial position located at
the Olustee Center and reports directly
to the Executive Director, Public Service
Programs. The Senior Staff Assistant
is responsible for assisting the Executive
Director in work with developing and
expanding programs in the Public
Service area, maintaining appropriate
documentation for customized training
programs, and maintaining staff and
room schedules for a growing area at
the college. Other duties vary widely in
both subject matter and complexity and
require the exercising of considerable
initiative and independent judgment.
High School graduate or equivalency
plus four years secretarial or clerical
experience. Additional education may
be substituted on a year for year basis
for required experience in related area.
Experience working with MS Word and
Excel. Special consideration will be given
to applicants with an associate degree
or certificate in Office Administration,
Business Administration or a closely
related area.
SALARY: $23,827.00 annually plus
benefits
Application deadline: August 24, 2009
Persons interested should provide a
C II. -. | 11h,,, I ,. eachvacancy
notice, vita, and photocopies of
transcripts. All foreign transcripts must
be submitted with official translation and
evaluation. Applications and full position
details are available on our website
www.lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resources
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: bests@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education &
Employment




THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS
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SPO RTS AUGUST 13, 2009
SPORTS NOTICE SUBMISSIONS CONTACT US
We welcome your sports submissions for youth league, traveling league or individual athletic achievements. The By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our office located at 104 S. Fifth Street,
paper reserves the right to publish submissions. It is requested that all news items be typed or emailed to insure Macclenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063.
accuracy in print. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.com


Donate Gatorade to teams
The Food Lion store in Macclenny this week launched a drive to collect
Gatorade for donation to athletic teams at both Baker County High School
and Baker County Middle School. Pictured here (from left) are Brittany
Barton, Travis Reed, district manager Nathan Welch and store manager
Matt Barfield. The store put Gatorade on sale this week, and asks patrons
to purchase the drink and place bottles in a bin near the front cash reg-
isters. The drinks will go to the school's athletic departments, mostly for
use at football practices now underway. The promotion is being run at
Food Lions in the Jacksonville district.

Hunter safety course
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
is offering three opportunities to take the free hunter safety course in
Baker County.
Online completion days will be September 5, October 3 and Novem-
ber 7.
Instruction will take place from 8:oo am-5:oo pm in Olustee. Stu-
dents who have taken the online course and want to complete the class-
room portion must bring the online-completion report with them.
The class location will be given to those who register in advance by
calling the regional office at 386-758-0525 or going online at MyFWC.
com/HunterSafety.
All firearms, ammunition and materials are furnished free of charge.
Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. Children under 16
must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
The hunter safety course is required for everyone born on or after
June 1, 1975, to purchase a Florida hunting license. The FWC course
satisfies hunter safety training requirements for all other states and
Canadian provinces.


Jaguar practices

open twice a day
Things are starting to heat up Maurice Jones-Drew is the
at the Jaguar training camp. The feature back this year since Fred
team had a full contact scrim- Taylor was traded to the Patriots
mage in preparations for a tough (otherwise known as the rich get-
week of training. The Jaguars ting richer). He's looked good as
open the pre-season with a game has Rashad Jennings. The rookie
against downstate rivals the scored a touchdown in practice,
Miami Dolphins next Monday but also got on Jack Del Rio's bad
in Miami and as the start of the list with a fumble in the scrim-
season approaches the intensity mage.
of practices increases. The Jaguars are on the prac-
Plenty of players have looked tice field twice a day, taking the
good. Rookie tight end Tyler field at 9:oo am and again at 4:oo
Lorenzen has been catching in the afternoon. Holt practices
the ball well. Free agent signing during the afternoon session.
Torry Holt is expected to lead the Around 1300 fans can fit into
receiving corps this season, but the bleachers by the practice field
they are limiting the veteran to and turnout has been good.
just one practice a day.

Thank You,

Loyal Readers!

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Suns back for five games


The Jacksonville Suns remain
red hot in the Southern League's
South Division, but you'll have to
wait until Monday to catch the
team at the Baseball Grounds.
The Suns, two games up on Bir-
mingham in a tight division race,
will return home for a five game
stand against the Carolina Mud-
cats the night of August 17.
The Suns have some fun pro-
motions this week. Monday is
a real bargain $20.00 gets a
homeplate box seat and all-you-


can-eat hot dogs, hamburgers,
popcorn, ice cream treats and
soft drinks.
Come hungry on Tuesday
because its 50-cent fun night.
Hotdogs, peanuts and ice cream
treats are all going for a half
buck. It's Christmas in August
on Wednesday as fans get a Suns
Christmas ornament and a visit
from Santa. Thursday's game
features Buds for a Buck and Fri-
day is fireworks and a used car
giveaway.


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