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THURSDAY


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


81st Year, Vol. 12 Winner of 10 state awards for journalism excellence in 2009


Launches effort


to lift the total ban


on Sunday booze


JOEL ADDINGTON
NEWS EDITOR
reporter@bakercountypress.com
Kate Svagdis wants the abil-
ity to order an alcoholic bever-
age at a family restaurant, on a
Sunday, without leaving Baker
County. And she's willing to
mount a petition drive to make
it happen.
The retired
Macclenny resi-
dent and fervent
anti-tax activist
discounted sup-
port on religious
grounds of the
county's ban on
Sunday alcohol
sales, citing the
use of wine in
certain Christian
rites and Jesus' I T
miracle at the ll
Cana wedding ajl
feast. d
Her motiva- P
tion in calling for Kate Svagdis
the law's repeal, misssioners Ju
and the City of proving a refer
Macclenny's ban the county sh
hibition on Su
too, is the hope the drink.
that sit-down
chain restaurants like Chili's,
Applebees or Longhorn Steak-
house will open new locations
here.
"I'm not looking to go to
hell, I'm trying to figure out
how to increase our tax base,"
Ms. Svagdis said.
To that end, she appeared
before the Baker County Com-
mission July 6 to request the
board approve a referendum so
the county's 13,000 registered
voters can decide whether to
uphold the ban.
"We're spending money and
this is one way to broaden our
tax base," she told the board.
She also presented them
with e-mail from Arcane Prop-
erties, the real estate company
that seeks out suitable real es-
tate for new Longhorn Steak-
house locations. The sender
wrote that due to the number
of residents in Macclenny and
Baker County, as well as the
bans on Sunday alcohol sales,
the area didn't meet the criteria
for a new restaurant.
Though commissioners
didn't immediately make any
decision, county attorney Terry
Brown said the board could
approve either a binding ref-
erendum, in which the will of
voters would become law, or a
non-binding one. In latter in-
stance, the results could be used
to gauge public opinion, but
would not change the county's


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ordinance unless the commis-
sion voted to do so.
"Overwhelmingly, the folks
who have talked to me want it
on a referendum, not wanting
the commission to decide," said
Commissioner Michael Crews.
"And that's on both sides. Some
say, on the theological side, let's
finally put it to rest."
He and board
chairman, Com-
missioner Alex
Robinson, sup-
ported the ref-
erendum idea.
Commissioners
Mark Hartley
and Mike Griffis
said they were
undecided. Com-
missioner Gor-
don Crews said
he would support
the referendum,
1 but not until the
2012 election.
BY JOEL ADDINGTON "It will prob-
county corn- ably be the most
o consider ap- contentious issue
m onwhether the county has
uphold its pro- Mr.
liquor sales by aced," Mr. Griffis
said. "You won't
have to worry
about turnout either. You'll
know what the people think."
Changing what people think
may be the easy part. Harder
will be getting the referendum
on the 2010 ballot.
The deadline for the county
commission to approve the ref-
erendum language and adopt
an ordinance placing it on the
ballot is August 17, County
Manager Joe Cone said.
The county is in the midst
of preparing next year's budget
and the commission has only
two regular meetings before
See page 2)


No to 'sweepstakes cafes'


County wants to eliminate gambling aspect


JOEL ADDINGTON I NEWS EDITOR
reporter@bakercountypress.com
Baker County Commission chairman Alex
Robinson directed the board's legal coun-
sel last week to draft an ordinance that
would, in effect, prohibit so-called In-
ternet cafes that feature electronic
sweepstakes games resembling
those found in casinos.
"We're going to scru-
tinize Internet cafes."
he said during the /
commission's July o
workshop prior to
its regular meet-
ing. "They better ,
be legit or they
won't get in
here."
About
18 months
ago, county
planning. -
staff began
receiving
inquires
about plans
to open what
planning
department
secretary
Patricia Bass
called "electron-
ic game rooms."
"I started
checking the LDRs
[land development
regulations] and \e
had nothing on computer
game rooms," she .said.
The establishments do not
accept cash or sen\e alcohol like
most gambling venues, but the3 can
be just as problematic, Ms. Bass said.
Internet cafes like those on Blanding Bou-
levard and other Jacksonville locations take
electronic credit or debit card payments from
customers, who receive a Internet time card
with pre-programmed sweepstakes results.
Patrons insert the cards into computer
terminals that reveal the sweepstakes results
on the screen that graphically resemble slot


machines or other casino games.
But the computers also allow users to
browse the Internet,


check
e-mail and the like, said Brian Kongsvik, di-
rector of the Florida Council on Compulsive
Gambling in Orlando, which has operated a
support hotline for gambling addicts for 20
years.
"It's a grey area of gambling, but it's gam-


bling nonetheless," he told the commission.
Mr. Kongsvik said it's the convenience of
Internet sweepstakes cafes that make them so
dangerous.
"It attracts people who probably wouldn't
travel to a casino or other gambling lo-
cation," he said, adding that typical
patrons are low-income, elderly
usually women and some-
times disabled.
Last year the compul-
sive gambling hotline
received about 60o
calls from people
who had frequent-
ed the cafes. Mr.
Kongsvik said
54 percent of
the callers
were women,
35 percent
black, 25 per-
cent unem-
ployed, and
75 percent
described
themselves
as in finan-
cial trouble.'
"They're
spending hun-
dreds of dol-
lars a day ... We
know this," he
said.
County attor-
ney Terry Brown
also represents the
Bradford County Com-
mission, which recently
appro\ ed an ordinance pro-
lubitinz ne\, Internet sweep-
sta kes ca fes. The new law, he said,
grandfathered In tw o existing cafes.
Mr. Brown advised the board that if
it wanted to prohibit the cafes, an ordinance
should be drafted.
"Otherwise you're libel to have one and
I'm not sure you could shut it down," he said.
Florida KidCare needs enrollees
During the commission's regular meet-
ing, Jack Johnson, an outreach coordina-
See page 2)


Six years for rape of


Margaretta woman


Early Sunday head-on kills 15-year-old
A head-on collision on US 90 between Sanderson and Olustee early on July 11 took the life of the 15-year-old driver of
this 2000 Chevrolet and seriously injured the vehicle's four other occupants. Trooper M.D. Childress of the Florida High-
way Patrol said Travis Suggs of Lake City was at the wheel when the westbound car was struck head-on by a 2000 Chev-
rolet pickup driven byWilliam C. Hardin, 22, of Live Oak. He also was seriously injured.The teen, Baker County's fifth traf-
fic fatality of 2010, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the 3:20 am accident 1.5 miles east of CR 250A. Also
injured in the car were Lydia Little, 18, of Macclenny, Todd Gainer, 18, Dustin Bailey, 16, and Elizabeth Stolling, 14. FHP
did not have the hometowns of the latter three occupants, though one of them was also believed to be from Columbia
County.There was no indication as to why the eastbound pickup crossed the center line, and lab tests will determine if
alcohol was a factor. Neither driver was wearing a seat belt, and the fatality did not have a driver's license.
PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHAEL BUCHANAN, BAKER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT


bakercountypress.com

ONLINE POLL RESULTS
Would you support a referendum to 73.1% Yes
repeal the county's Sunday alcohol 26.9% No
ban in sit-down restaurants?
Visit our website and vote each week in our online poll.


A Sanderson man entered a
plea on July 12 before his trial
was scheduled to begin and was
sentenced to six years in prison
for the rape of a Marga-
retta woman in Decem-
ber, 2009.
Hosea K. (Porkchop)
Belford, 55, who has a
lengthy criminal record
and has been in prison
before, pleaded no con-
test to sexual battery by
use of force not likely to
cause serious injury, a
second-degree felony.
Circuit Judge Phyllis
Rosier adjudicated him Hose
guilty and allowed cred-
it for the 204 days he has been
in county jail since his arrest.
Court records show that
Mr. Belford overpowered the
woman on a dirt road not far
from her residence early that
morning while giving her a ride
home from Brenda's Place in


ea Bel


Sanderson. He had the previous
evening driven her to the bar
where she believed her fiance
had gone.
The 30-year-old
victim, who called po-
lice after running to
her residence, said she
physically resisted Mr.
Belford's advances af-
ter he stopped his Ford
pickup on the road and
dimmed the headlights.
During her struggle to
get out from under him,
they both fell out the
passenger side door and
ford onto the ground, where
he then raped her.
The victim was examined
that morning at the Rape Crisis
Center in Jacksonville while po-
lice searched for Mr. Belford.
Assistant State Attorney Greg
Edwards said the defendant will
not be allowed gain time while
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No to 'sweepstakes cafes'


(From page 1
tor for the state's low or no-cost
child health insurance program
Florida KidCare, asked that com-
missioners and others at the
meeting encourage families with
uninsured children to apply for
the program.
As KidCare's sole full-time
outreach worker for all of North-
east Florida, he said getting in-
formation about the program to
the region's outlaying areas can
be difficult without help from
people living in those communi-
ties.
Though it began in the late
1990s, problems in recent years
with the company contracted by
the state to manage and admin-
ister enrollment in the program
N CMS ... N has hurt enrollment,
and put KidCare's funding in
jeopardy.
Mr. Johnson said the com-
pany lost information on roughly
10,ooo children statewide and
mistakenly cancelled their insur-
ance.
Families kicked off the pro-
gram could reapply, but many
may have purchased more ex-
pensive private insurance and
not realized they could return to
KidCare, he said.
The once rather burdensome
application process for the pro-
gram has also been simplified in
recent years.
"I've done applications at
Walmart, the health department,
at the Burger King and even on
the side of the road," he said. "If
they call me, I can meet them
anywhere and do an application
with my laptop."
The program is funded joint-
ed by the federal government
and the state, though 79 percent
comes from Congress through
the State Children's Health In-
surance Program, or SCHIP.
"Do we eat or continue to pay
for health insurance? That's the
decision people are having to
make," said Mr. Johnson.
With the number of unin-
sured children in Florida grow-
ing and SCHIP funding allocated
through 2014, it's important for
the public to know about the pro-
gram, Mr. Johnson said. He fears
that if more children aren't en-
rolled in KidCare, the state may
lose the money to another part of
the country.
He estimated there's about
600 uninsured children in Baker
County that could benefit from
the program.
"That's still too high. We need
to reach these kids," he said.
KidCare insurance is designed
for families who earn too much
to qualify for Medicaid, but not
enough to afford private insur-
ance.
Mr. Johnson said coverage is
comparable to private insurance
and includes dental and vision
coverage, but can cost as little as
$20 per month per family.
"Some families will pay noth-
ing," he said.
In other business
County Manager Joe Cone
announced the results of a week-
long traffic study at the Baker
County Sheriff's Complex. It
showed 735 trips on average per
day.
The Baker Correctional De-
velopment Corporation owns the
5oo-plus bed jail and adminis-
tration space used by the sheriffs


department, dispatch and emer-
gency management; and is re-
sponsible for paying the county's
transportation impact fee. Using
the results from the study, the
county placed the impact fee at
$15,322.
County staff was hesitant to
bill BCDC for the fee until the
facility began functioning at full
capacity. The fee is supposed to
offset increases in the county's
road maintenance costs caused
by traffic from new develop-
ment.
About 150 cells at the facility
remain empty, however.
The board awarded bids
for the resurfacing and widen-
ing of CR 23A (Woodlawn Road)
and CR 130 (Mud Lake Road) to
APAC Southeast, the low bidder
on both projects. They're being
funded through grants from the
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection.
The Woodlawn Road bid to-
taled less than the $3-plus-mil-
lion grant at $2,363,303. But
the grant for Mud Lake Road fell
short of APAC's $2,097,906 bid.
The scope of the project was
revised to lower costs, but com-
missioners insisted on restoring
about $124,000 of culvert work.
"If we don't get to them all,
I'm sorry, but we'll get as many


as we can," Mr. Robinson said.
"As much as APAC is getting
from Baker County, they can
make it work," added Commis-
sioner Michael Crews.
Also approved was a timber
sales contract with Callahan Tim-
ber Co. for the harvesting of pine
trees at St. Mary's Shoals Park.
The county received a
$50,000 advance payment from
the company, which agreed to
pay between $15.50-$31.o8 per
ton for timber with diameter
breast heights [DBH] of 4.5 inch-
es to 11.6 inches or greater. DBH
is the diameter of the tree at 4.5
feet from the ground.'
Commissioners scheduled
their first workshop on the 2010-
11 budget for July 19 at noon.

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(From page 1
that deadline.
The charter for the City of
Macclenny the only part of
the county with water and sewer
utilities likely to be desired by sit-
down chain restaurants doesn't
allow voter referendums.
That means, to remove the
ban on Sunday sales within city
limits, at least three city com-
missioners would have agree to


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repeal the ordinance. The com-
mission voted to uphold the ban
in late 2007.
Ms. Svagdis said she doesn't
advocate a complete repeal of
the ban, but altering it to permit
Sunday sales in sit-down chain
restaurants.
"I don't want it at bars or strip
clubs and that sort of thing," she
said. "Just family-style restau-
rants."


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(From page 1
in prison. Had he been convicted,
he could have been sentenced
from between 15-30 years. A
rape with bodily harm or use of a
weapon carries a life sentence.
Mr. Belford was represented
at public expense by Ray Cauthon
of Gainesville.
The jury had not been chosen
Monday morning when the plea
was entered, though prospective
jurors were assembled. The state
proceeded afterward to select a
new grand jury from the venire.
Mr. Belford was released from
prison in January, 2008 after
serving a two-year sentence for
sale and delivery of cocaine. His
arrest record also includes bat-
tery, possession of drug para-
phernalia, criminal mischief and
driving on a suspended license.
He will be required to register
as a sex offender upon release.


Thursday, luly 15, 2010


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


OPINION


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Letters are welcome, but must contain the signature of the writer, a telephone number and city of residence.
Letters must reflect opinions and statements on issues of current interest to the general public.
The newspaper reserves the right to reject any material which in the newspaper's judgement does not meet standards of publication.



Ahhh, Italian gelato...


Page


3
JULY 15, 2010


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THE BACK

PORCH
Kelley Lannigan
This week's newspaper fea-
tures an article about homemade
ice cream that was available at
the local farmer's market last
Saturday.
Since I had not had any for a
long time it was a treat to get to
try the different flavors. And it
got me to thinking.
Remembering actually, a long-
ago trip to Rome, Italy to spend a
week with my boyfriend Roberto
and his parents at their home.
Roberto was between jobs at
the time and we had the leisure
to do whatever we wanted during
the day. Each morning started
with a short drive to the Appian
Way, an ancient Roman highway
along the aqueduct still in use,
mostly by pedestrians. It's a fa-
vorite spot for joggers.
After some exercise we would
stop at a small cafe for a cappuc-
cino and watch the people getting
off and catching the bus people
from all over Europe.
Our days were filled with
such activities and no pressing
schedule, which is the best way
to spend a holiday in Italy.
We drove one evening to one
of the oldest ice cream parlors
in Rome. The proper name of
the place is Palazzo Del Freddo


LETTER TO THE

EDITOR


Thanks for


kindness

Dear Editor:
Most stories we read today
are about the ugly or sick things
people do to others.
We at W. Frank Wells Nursing
Home have a different story to
tell and three people we'd like to
thank for their kindness to both
our residents and staff.
First on our list is Barbara of
Elegance in Bloom, who gave us
many buckets full of beautiful
sunflowers enough that each
resident got a vase full to brighten
their rooms. The common areas
looked like gardens!
Second, Amy at A Bushel and
a Peck, who so graciously helped
me at the last minute with a great
gift from our staff that greatly
pleased the recipient.
And last, thanks to the Happy
Days Club, whoever you are, for
the many smiles you brought to
our staff with gifts, cards and
candies.
God bless all these sweet peo-
ple.
Phyllis G. Rhoden,
Director of Nursing
W. Frank Wells Nursing Home


Kelley at Fassi in Rome, Italy.


Giovanni Fassi. Its fame is wide-
spread and to locals and tourists
its simply known as Fassi.
Italian ice cream is called ge-
lato and it's different from the
stuff in our American grocery
stores. It has a lower butterfat
content, actually contains less
sugar and is soft frozen. Only the
highest quality ingredients are
used, which include lots of fresh
fruit.
It's typically made continu-
ously on the premises because
it doesn't keep more than a few
days. Freshness is a hallmark and
the flavor is more rich and intense
than ice cream in America.
It's served on cones, usually at
least two flavors, and on plates,
often in the shape of a square.


Italians love to top off their gela-
to with a generous dollop of real
whipped cream.
If you're on a diet and walk
into a gelatoria, you're in the
wrong place.
Fassi was established in the
late 18oos. Before it became fa-
mous for gelato it was a place to
have a beer. Ultimatelyit changed
locations a couple times and has
been in its current locale, about
3.5 miles from the Vatican (as the
crow flies) for over 6o years. The
late Pope John Paul was a regular
customer.
Fassi is in a large open space
with high ceilings and tall arched
windows in the back. It's filled
with lots of small marble topped
tables and if you sit at one you're
surrounded by people from many
different countries. It seems that
no matter where you are from,
everyone loves gelato.
The selection is dizzying ev-
ery flavor you can think of and as
beautiful to look at as it is good
to eat. Italians take their gelato
seriously and expect a lot from
it. It isn't just something good to
consume, gelato is an entire ex-
perience.
Roberto took this picture of
me at Fassi sitting at one of the
famed marble tables, about to
dig in to my third flavor of ge-
lato. Like I said, you don't go to
Fassi if you're on a diet. Actually,
you don't go to Rome, period, if
you're on a diet.
I think I must be Italian at
heart. When it comes to food, my
stomach certainly is!


Cleaning his office akin to an archaeological 'dig'


MY SIDE OF

THE MATTER
ROBERT GERARD
I am spending the weekend on
an archaeological dig.
No, I'm not digging up dino-
saur bones or discovering the
burial place of some ancient pre-
Colombian civilization. It's much
more exotic than that.
I am cleaning out my office.
I'd venture to say that in ev-
ery home there is a "junk room"
where stuff goes that no one re-
ally wants anyplace else. I'd bet
that even in those Architectural
Digest homes that there's some-
place that the photographers
aren't allowed, and if you opened
the door an avalanche might oc-
cur.
That's my office.
My office used to be my sons'
bedroom until they outgrew
the superheroes I painted on
the walls and wanted separate
rooms. Dylan got the old bed-
room but wanted a new look. I
shrugged and said I'd repaint the
room whatever color he wanted.
"Green," he said.
"Okay," I replied.
"No!!" That was wife Kelley


who was almost in tears at the
thought of repainting the "super-
hero room." So we compromised
and I moved my office in here.
That was seven years ago and
it hasn't really had a good thor-
ough excavation since.
The problem with this kind of
archaeological dig is that even
though you're "cleaning" there
are some things that still have no
home. I found a plastic tub full of
cords. Computer cords, audio ca-
bles, extension cords and power
cords all piled together. Most of
them I could identify and either
keep or throw out.
Not power cords. I have about
six power sources for ... some-
thing. It might be a printer or a
camera or an electric drill. I just
don't know and will never know
until I need that item and it is
dead as a dinosaur. But then, I
figure if I haven't needed it in
seven years I probably never will.
Into the trash with the power
cords.
Then there are pictures. Of
course, I can't trash those but
still I have no idea what to do
with them.
We take a lot of pictures. We
have a lot of frames and photo
albums those pictures are sup-
posed to go into.
Ah... the great "supposed to."
"Supposed to" means that
unless someone in our family
breaks a leg and is in traction and
rendered unable to move at the
same time that lightning strikes
the television so that there is
absolutely nothing to do but put
pictures in frames and photo al-
bums, then it isn't going to get
done. Ever. And we are left with
box upon box and tub upon tub
of priceless photos that have no-
where to go.
Those items get shuffled from
room to room.
Right now my office is "clean,"
but daughter Sara Beth's room
is filled with photos. When it
gets cleaned those photos will
go somewhere else like Balkan
refugees.
I found a lot of cool stuff. When
you find cool stuff you haven't
seen in years you are faced with a
dilemma. What do I do with this
big metal vase that my wife hates
but I think is really sharp.
"Throw that thing out," is Kel-
ley's suggestion. "It's ugly."


I can't bear to do that so I have
come up with a creative solution.
"It looks like a prop to me."
Since I do plays, stuff I can't think
of where to put but can't bear to
throw out gets donated to the
prop closet at the school. There
are two boxes of those items sit-
ting by the door.
The soccer gear, footballs and
toys find a new home. Some of
the toys those that I had as a
kid and couldn't bear to throw
out, stay on shelves and book-
cases for me to look at from time
to time.
Lots of books litter the floor,
chairs and furniture. Some go to
the high school library and some
stay.


Like a good archaeologist I
find a petrified forest. Under the
desk is an old French fry box one
of my children left in here from
bygone times. They appear fresh.
Ah, but appearances can be de-
ceiving. I take one out and tap it
against the desk.
The French fries are as hard as
a pencil. That leads me to wonder
what kind of preservatives are in
them that they maintain their
shape and color for who knows
how long. What are we putting in
our bodies? After we die will we
too petrify from all the preserva-
tives we've ingested?
Finally the job is done. The
furniture is polished, the win-
dows clean and the floor vacu-


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Here's whatyou had to say...

Angela Callahan:
"Yes people are going to buy it if
they want it regardless. They will just
drive a few miles to the next county
and spend their money there. By be-
ing a 'dry Sunday' county we are only
hurting ourselves:'

JayCannaday:
"YES! It is not 1958 any longer:'

Katie Rhoden:
"Yes, people do not have to pur-
chase it if they do not want to drink.
Why not bring in extra revenue to our
county rather than people driving out
of town and giving it to other cities?
People should be able to make their
own decisions if they want to spend
money on alcohol or not, instead of
others doing it for them:'

Ralph Nelson:
"It's time for Baker County to wake
up and smell the roses. It is not the
Dark Ages anymore. Good luck on get-
ting that passed."


DonYonn:
"Yes but it has been that way so
long some may not want to let it hap-
pen but this county needs the income
and the local merchants would also
benefit, as yes, it's not 1958 any lon-
ger."

Mike Davis:
"I think that this county needs to
catch up with father time and come
into 2010 not 1970!"

Susie Starling:
"Why not? All the other counties
are reaping the benefits of restaurants
serving alcohol to Baker Countians.
Also, if they drive a long distance to
drink, isn't that hazardous? It's not
like the question was allowing liquor
stores to open, only restaurants. Baker
County used to sell alcohol on Sundays
and I think they should do it again. If
the churches are worried about their
flocks, they need to worry about them
Mondaythru Saturdaytoo."

David Harrell:
"They need to go ahead and make it
legal. Everyone in Baker County knows
where to go, put your alcohol in a bag
and carry itto the counter. If you're not
going to enforce the law then why not
make it legal:'


umed to a fare thee well.
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Michael Buchanan:
"Yes Katie and Angela are right.
The world is about $$$ and you can't
change that, so let it grow and make
jobs for the population here and not
drive 30 miles for jobs."

Christa Figgins:
"YES. It would be nice to not have
to spend an hour and a half in the car
round trip to go out to eat:'

Lisa Krauss:
"Don't you think it's time to keep
our money in our town?? Couldn't we
use the extra revenue to maybe say
repave Hwy. 90? People are going to
drink on Sunday...it's time to get over
it:'

Adam Tomlin:
"Yes. It's well past time to start
letting people do what they want in-
stead of trying to control the county in
the way the Bible thumpers think you
should. Let the majority speak:'


Carol Barrington:
"Yes, I agree, we need to keep the
$$ in our county. Also, I don't like to
drive a long way to eat at a decent
restaurant:'

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Holding the
The Macclenny City Commis-
sion gave every indication this
week it is resolved to stay next
fiscal year with the 3.6 mill local
tax rate it has had for more than
two decades.
Like other local entities that
base taxes on assessed value of
property, Macclenny will witness
a drop in the tax roll next budget
year because of declining real es-
tate prices.
The gross value of taxable
property in Macclenny on which
ad valorem revenues are raised
is $224,580,610. Last year it was
$227,388,054.
City Manager Gerald Dopson
told the board during its regular
meeting the evening of July 13
keeping millage the same will
drop revenues from $777,667 to
$768,066, a modest 1.2 percent,
based on the projected tax roll.
Board members appeared
to believe that number is small
enough to warrant safely retain-
ing the mill rate as is. Manager
Dopson indicated the fiscal 2010-
11 budget is being assembled this
month, and barring an emergen-
cy Macclenny should be able to
stay within the present spending
level.
This fiscal year the total city
budget was $6.2 million, and that
was a modest $18,000 higher
than the year before.
"In fact, the budget [actual
spending] this year may come
in below what we projected. You
never know," commented the
manager.
Board secretary Melissa
Thompson prepared a millage-
to-revenue graph indicating that
Macclenny could raise millage
.045 percent to get the same rev-
enue as this year.
If the board decided to adopt
the rollback rate at 3.6994, re-
sulting revenues would come in
at $789,273.
Next year's budget still awaits
estimates on some big ticket
items like health insurance, said
Mr. Dopson, who agreed it was
likely safe for Macclenny to stay
with the current tax rate.
In other business during the
July meeting:
The commission passed on
first reading an ordinance requir-


ame 3.6 millage

line on taxes, spending


ing a special zoning exception to
place outdoor patios at eating
and drinking establishments.
The measure arose from
complaints about noise emanat-
ing from a patio outside Mac's
Liquors, the lounge on US 90 at
West Boulevard.
Frank Maloney, the city's at-
torney, said he would have an
opinion next month whether ex-
isting patios are grandfathered.
He also does not believe such
zoning conflicts with the city's
open container law governing
alcohol.
Approved an agreement with
the Florida Department of Trans-
portation for the city's "enterprise
corridor" design on SR 228 from
Lowder to Interstate to.
The corridor plan, encapsu-
lated in a PUD [planned urban
development] zone, calls for off-
street parking strips, landscaping


and other amenities. SR 228 is a
state road.
The board authorized con-
sultant Dick Edwards to make
application for a CDBG grant of
$700,000 for improvements to
the city's aging central sewer net-
work.
Mr. Edwards told the commis-
sion that Macclenny's chances of
landing the grant this fall are slim,
barring strategies that boost its
point score. Among them would
be a $125,000 commitment from
Macclenny.
Approved a $250 donation to
Camp STYLE this summer. Eigh-
teen local students will attend the
week-long session in Melrose in
August. The camp stresses per-
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CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD


Move excess home


The Baker County Code En-
forcement Board on July 12
advised a north county man to
remove an excess mobile home
from his property before ap-
proaching the county commis-
sion on a fine reduction or abate-
ment.
Phillip Lane of Taylor testified
during a re-hearing of his case
that he never signed for a certi-
fied letter informing him of the
June 12 meeting during which
the board found him in violation
and set penalties for non-compli-
ance.
A roommate he identified as
Russell Smith and his girlfriend
were living at his residence on
Jack Dowling Circle at the time,
and Mr. Lane speculated one of
them might have signed for the
letter.
At the June meeting, the CEB
decided Mr. Lane was in viola-
tion for the second mobile home
on his 6.5 acres. Its zoning des-
ignation allows for only one unit
per 7.5 acres.


The defendant was also cited
for failure to obtain a permit
when the unit was moved onto
the property.
The property owner also tes-
tified that Mr. Smith moved the
second trailer onto the rear of the
property several years ago, and
he has been unsuccessful get-
ting him to move it off since last
month's meeting.
As of the meeting date, he
owes $455 in fines including $85
in administrative costs to bring
the case to the board, plus $75 for
the inth day in non-compliance
and $15 daily to the present.
The CEB does not have the
authority to alter enforcement
orders still in effect, but peti-
tioners can approach the county
commission to plead special cir-
cumstances. The code board can
reduce fine levies, however.
CEB members advised Mr.
Lane to correct the violation be-
fore seeking a hearing before the
county board.


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CIRCUIT COURT


Probation for child neglect

Woman pulled out feeding tubes


A Georgia woman arrested last March after her
infant twins were found malnourished at a Glen St.
Mary residence was placed on probation five years
after pleading no contest July 6 to one count of child
neglect.
The state dropped a companion charge against
Tonya Mixon, 22, as part of the plea agreement, and
Circuit Judge Phyllis Rosier attached a number of
conditions to the probation order.
The defendant is allowed contact with her chil-
dren only under supervision of the Department of
Children and Family Services, she must undergo
a mental health evaluation, submit to substance
abuse counseling, complete parenting classes and
get a GED high school degree.
Ms. Mixon was charged last spring after the
twins, six months old at the time, were admitted in
critical condition to Wolfson Children's Hospital in
Jacksonville. A DCF worker described them as "skin
and bones" when the went to the Baker County resi-
dence where they were living with the mother and
an older brother and sister, ages 3 and 4.
Social workers said they had some difficulty lo-
cating Ms. Mixon because she moved several times
after relocating here several weeks earlier from
Cook County, GA, where her husband was jailed for
spouse abuse.
The DCF report said feeding tubes that had been
inserted into the twins, a boy and girl, because of
complications resulting from premature birth, ap-
peared to be unsanitary during one visit. At the time
the children were taken from the home and exam-
ined by the Child Protection Team in Jacksonville,
the mother said she had removed the tubes because
she did not think they were needed anymore.
Once hospitalized, the children were soon out of
critical care and stabilized.
In other sentencing from that session of court
and one on June 28:
Eddie Lee Fields received a 24-month drug of-
fender probation after pleading no contest to twin
counts of sale and possession of a controlled sub-
stance. The state as part of the plea pact dropped
a more serious category of felony for selling near a
school.
Mr. Fields also owes the court $240 in investiga-
tive costs.
Judge Rosier ordered Angie Burroughs onto a
five-year probation after she pleaded no contest to
aggravated battery and resisting arrest without vio-
lence.


Mr. Burroughs also was ordered to avoid contact
with the victim and complete an anger management
course.
Bradley Flick will be on probation three years
for aggravated battery and was also ordered to stay
away from the victim in the case. He must enroll in
money management and parenting classes, and un-
dergo evaluation for substance abuse.
Jimmie Collier pleaded guilty to grand theft and
will be on probation three years. He is to avoid con-
tact with his victim and owes $375 restitution.
Judge Rosier withheld adjudication of guilt.
The state agreed to reduce the charge from
grand theft auto to petty theft in the case of Gerald
Starling, who then was placed on probation one
year. He also owes $2500 restitution and must avoid
contact with the victim.
Barbara Jeffries pleaded guilty to credit card
theft and two counts of fraudulent use of it, and will
be on probation two years.
The judge withheld adjudication of guilt after
accepting a plea from Cameron Herring to aggra-
vated assault with intent to commit a felony. A four-
year probation term was ordered.
Brandon Staley drew a six-month county jail
term minus 68 days already served in return for a
no contest plea to grand theft.
Douglas Rutherford got a similar sentence after
pleading no contest to a reduced charge of misde-
meanor petty theft. He had been charged with felony
grand theft.
Tommy Lee Bryant will spend an additional
nine months in county jail after pleading no contest
to introduction of contraband into the facility.
Timonty Hakes admitted to violating an earlier
probation when he was arrested in May for posses-
sion of stolen property. Judge Rosier terminated
the probation for burglary and theft, and sent him
to county jail for a year.
Antonio Shapiro violated probation on multiple
theft counts in 2009 and will be in county jail nine
months less 81 days already served since his arrest
in April for burglary. He also left Duval County with-
out permission from a probation officer.
Capias warrants were ordered for the arrest of
several defendants who failed to appear: Lorne
Woodward for having a concealed firearm, posses-
sion of controlled substance and disorderly conduct;
Timothy Martin for having prescription drugs; Terry
Lee Smith, who is in jail in Jacksonville, for burglary,
grand theft and felony vandalism.


Slams husband with metal bowl


An east Macclenny woman
was charged early July 7 with
domestic battery on her husband
during an argument over money
that had been used to bond him
out ofjail.
Karen Barron, 41, allegedly
struck husband Kenneth, 49 in
the face with a metal fruit dish
during the fracas at their resi-
dence on Deerwood Circle about
midnight.
Deputy Shawn Bishara said
when he arrived at the address,
the husband and his son Ken-
neth Barron III, 20, were on a
front porch and the victim had
bruised and lacerated skin above
his right eye. They advised Mrs.
Barron was in a bedroom armed
with a baseball bat.
The wife admitted to strik-
ing her husband with the dish,
but said it was in self-defense
because he had struck her while
the son held her down. Deputy
Bishara noted the wife bore no
physical marks that backed up
her version.
The Barrons were both ar-
rested June 26 for harboring an
escaped state prisoner at their
residence.
In other battery cases recent-
ly:
Andrew Hahn, 24, was ar-
rested the afternoon of July 11for
battery on his live-in girlfriend
Jennifer Thomas, 28, at their
residence on South 2nd St. in
Macclenny.
Ms. Thomas told Deputy Ben
Anderson the boyfriend choked
her, threw her to the ground and
spit on her during an argument
about 1:3o. Mr. Hahn is on pre-


trial release for a similar offense
several weeks ago.
Two daughters were arrested
the morning of July 5 for attack-
ing their mother during a physi-
cal altercation that resulted from
an argument over one of them
cutting the hair of her 17-month-
old son.
Christine Grimes, 36, told
Deputy Kevin Jenkins she was
slapped by daughter Daniyille,
18, and a second daughter, age
18, bit her during the struggle at
their residence off Dollie Lane
north of Glen St. Mary.
A criminal complaint filed
July 8 alleges that Timothy
Grantham, 46, attacked his half-
brother Paul Grainger, 30, at a
residence off Sweet Gum Rd.
near Glen.
The victim told Deputy Wil-
liam Hilliard the assailant had
been drinking heavily and also
threatened to stab him. Mr.
Grainger was gone when the of-
ficer arrived.
A similar complaint alleges
that Delaney Crawford, 39, at-
tacked ex-roommate Sandra
Mobley, 30, on July 7 when she
returned to a residence off CR
127 north of Sanderson.
Complaints were filed against
Phillip Jackson, 22, and Chazatee
Moore, 21, both of Macclenny,
for fighting near MLK and South
Boulevard the evening of July 8.
A battery complaint resulted
from alleged attacks by a 55-year-
old female patient at Northeast
Florida State Hospital on another
female, age 58.
The incidents took place on
July 8 when the alleged assailant


became angry after asking for
money.


Arrest for burglary,

vandalism at YMCA

Jonesville building


A 17-year-old male was ar-
rested the evening of July 5 and
charged with breaking into the
portable building at the Jones-
ville Park off CR 127 in north
Sanderson and stealing property
valued at $950.
Police say the youth, and pos-
sibly a young relative from the
Lake City area, also ransacked
the building that served as the
YMCA center sometime after
June 26 and put several holes in
the walls.
Deputy Rodney Driggers
was called to the scene by Edith
Paige, who cleans the building
and found evidence of the bur-
glary earlier the same day.
Initially another boy, age 14,
was questioned as a suspect and
he implicated the older youth,
who he said was carrying a flat
screen TV stolen from the build-
ing out of the woods near his resi-
dence several days later.
The suspect allegedly told the
witness he intended to sell the
television and a Wii game. Also
taken were a small refrigerator
and a computer. The report did
not indicate that any of the stolen
property was recovered.
Investigator Tracie Benton in-
terviewed the suspect at county
jail and he denied knowledge of
the burglary. He also admitted to
being in the company of the sec-
ond youth said to be his cousin.
The youth was also charged
with misdemeanor possession
of three small bags of marijuana
found in his pants pocket when
he was picked up by Deputy Drig-
gers for questioning.
He acknowledged the boy's
first name was Faye, as indicated
by the earlier witness, but said he
did not know his last name.
Evidence at the scene and a
witness account indicated entry
into the building was via a pried


front door.
In other burglaries reported
to the sheriffs department re-
cently:
Scott Johnson, 19, of Mac-
clenny was named as the person
who took a PS3 game valued at
$400 from the residence of Da-
vid Edkin on Jimmy Lane the
afternoon of July 6.
The victim told police Mr.
Johnson, who he described as
homeless, had been playing the
game earlier that day and left
via a rear door through nearby
woods.
Jonathan Harris said gold
earrings worth $250 and a $60
cooler were taken from his resi-
dence off CR 122 between July
6-8.
A rear door was pried to gain
entry, and Mr. Harris told Dep-
uty Brandon Kiser his house has
been entered several times in the
past two months.
DVDs valued at $300, a Play-
station console, games and $20
were removed from the residence
of Christopher Touchton on Hid
Dugger Rd. north of Sanderson
while he was away between July
2-5.
He told Deputy Shawn Bishara
other entries have occurred there
recently but nothing was missing.
Property loss was placed at $484,
including the cash taken from a
bedroom safe.
It appears someone made an
attempt to hoist a television set
through a window in Building 20
on the grounds of Baker County
Middle School the weekend be-
fore last.
One window in Room 201 was
found lying on the ground the
morning of July 5, and another
had been opened in the same
room from the inside, with signs
that the TV had been pushed up
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Drug charges against two


Passengers in speeding taxi cab


Two occupants of a taxi cab stopped for speeding
on Interstate 10 near Glen St. Mary the morning of
July 7 ended up jailed for possession of marijuana
and drug paraphernalia.
Deputy Patrick McGauley said he clocked the
eastbound 1998 Ford with a North Carolina license
plate at 92 mph just before 7:00 am.
While questioning the driver, Lamonte Whitaker,
30, of Hope Mills, N.C., the officer noted the vehi-
cle's three passengers were behaving suspiciously
- avoiding eye contact and fidgeting with their
hands.
They told him they were thrown off a Greyhound
bus in North Carolina after a dispute with the driver,
and had paid Mr. Whitaker in advance to drive them
to Miami.
They consented to a search of their luggage, and
Deputy McGauley said a bag claimed by Michael
Gipe, 20, of Marysville, PA contained a tobacco
grinder with marijuana residue. He also had a small
amount of pot in a container in his pants pocket.
A bag belonging to Gilberto Merced, 21, of Harris-
burg, PA contained a gas mask that had been rigged
with two smoking pipes, which also had residue in
them.
A third passenger, also a male from Pennsylva-
nia, was not charged. The cab driver was ticketed for
speeding.
In another arrest on the same stretch of inter-
state, this one in the late morning of July 11, Deputy
Kevin Jenkins arrested a truck driver for having a
suspended California driver's license.
The officer said he stopped an eastbound semi-


truck driven by Lawrence Weldon, 39, of Bakers-
field, CA for going 81 mph and weaving between
lanes. A computer check revealed the license status
and the fact that Mr. Weldon was also wanted in
New Mexico for an unspecified offense.
Deputy Jenkins' report also noted the driver's log
book was not in order. The truck was transporting
strawberries from Louisiana.
In other license-related arrests:
The driver another speeding vehicle on I-io near
Glen, Thomas Akridge, 21, of Wellborn, FL, was tak-
en tojail when a computer check revealed his license
had been suspended as an habitual offender.
Deputy Jenkins stopped Mr. Akridge driving a
Ford pickup going 85 mph the afternoon of July lo.
He also had the wrong license tag on the vehicle.
Robert Porterfield, 32, of Glen St. Mary was
arrested about 1:3o am on July 11 for driving on a
license with three prior suspensions.
Deputy Daryl Mobley said he saw the suspect's
1998 Oldsmobile leave Mac's Liquors in downtown
Macclenny and roll past a stop sign before heading
west on US 90. Mr. Porterfield was also ticketed for
the traffic violation.
A criminal complaint names Lee Battles, 20,
of Macclenny as the driver who fled on foot from
Deputy Chris Walker the evening of July 8.
The officer said he saw Mr. Battles speeding in a
2004 Jeep on MLK Dr. near South Boulevard about
6:00 and was aware that his license had three prior
suspensions.
Mr. Battles will also be charged with resisting ar-
rest.


Multiple theft charges


Police think they may have
caught the person responsible for
more than two dozen burglaries
in neighborhoods off Woodlawn
Rd. the past several months.
For the time being, Elick
Griffis, 23, of Macclenny is
charged with burglary of four
vehicles the evening of July 9
and shortly after midnight the
following morning, plus five oth-
ers since last October. Mr. Griffis
lives on Ben Rowe Circle in the
same vicinity and also the loca-
tion of many of the crimes dating
back several months.
Deputy Shawn Bishara said
the suspect was first identified in
a photo lineup by a witness who
saw him run from the Fastway
Food Store on Woodlawn about
9:40 pm Friday.
The witness moments before
heard a noise on the west side of
the store and saw the man he be-
lieved to be Mr. Griffis standing
next to a 1992 Ford belonging to
Rubina Ali, the store owner.
The vehicle's driver side win-
dow had been smashed with an
object.
An acquaintance of the sus-
pect, identified as Mason Bryant,
21, of Macclenny, was inside the
store at the time and appeared
to be extremely intoxicated. He
then ran outside and cursed at
Mr. Griffis as he fled, then picked
the suspect up in a pickup that
sped away east on Woodlawn.
Police about 6:00 that eve-


ning were called to the scene of
another vehicle burglary, this
one involving a 2007 Chevrolet
belonging to Edna Wallace. It
was parked outside her residence
on Adams Rd. and the contents
of its center console and glove
box were scattered about the in-
terior.
Neither Ms. Wallace nor Ms.
Ali reported any property miss-
ing.
Mr. Griffis was the object of a
manhunt early the next morning
when Deputy Bishara saw a red
pickup that appeared to be chas-
ing a man near Grant and Wood-
lawn.
The man, who was running
with a backpack, stopped and
abruptly got into the pickup as
officers surrounded it and arrest-
ed Mr. Griffis, who surrendered
without incident. He apparently
jumped into the vehicle driven by
Kendra Russell, who told police
she was chasing him because he
shortly before had broken into a
1997 Ford Explorer belonging to
her mother.
Ms. Russell told Cpl. Randy
Davis she and several others were
at their Grant Ave. address when
they heard noise outside and saw
the suspect running away. She
jumped into the pickup and gave
chase, and soon ran up on Deputy
Bishara nearby.
Mr. Griffis is also charged with
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The suspect told police he
ingested ten Xanax pills that
evening, and he was medically
checked at the scene by a res-
cue team. He also had to be re-
strained when seated in the rear
of a patrol car because he several
times struck his head on a parti-
tion screen.
Mr. Griffis appeared to be dis-
oriented, and told Deputy Bishara
on the way to jail he broke into a
black pickup truck that night as
well and stole cigarettes though
he said he does not smoke.
At the time of his arrest, his
pockets and backpack contained
cigarettes, a knife, three pairs of
sunglasses and women's under-
wear.
Chief sheriffs investigator
Chuck Brannan said Mr. Griffis
likely was responsible for 25
burglaries since last fall. Other
items recovered from the bed-
room at his residence this week
include a GPS system and more
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Work began this week on what
is expected to be an eight-month
project repaving and making im-
provements to US 90 from Sand-
erson east to the Baker-Nassau
county line.
The two-ply resurfacing in-
cludes the four-lane section be-
tween Macclenny and Glen St.
Mary that has deteriorated sig-
nificantly in the past five years.
The Florida Department of
Transportation said last week the
work will commence in Sander-
son and move eastward 13 miles
before it is completed in the early
spring of next year. APAC South-
east of Gainesville won the $5.5
million bid.
In addition to milling [re-
moving] the top three inches of
asphalt, FDOT says eight curves
along the stretch will have addi-
tional asphalt applied to improve
traction.
Other improvement include:
Adding three feet of pave-
ment on each side to make five-
foot paved shoulders.
Replacing the railing at the
CSX overpass east of Sanderson
with a solid concrete barrier.
Repair of broken sidewalks
and adding handicap-accessible
ramps at intersections in Mac-
clenny.
Relocating the traffic signal
pole at the southeast corer of US
90 and SR 121 in Macclenny to
move it clear of turning trucks.
Some modification and re-
placement of draining pipes, in-
cluding three along driveways or
cross roads, and two sections of
pipe that run underneath US 90.
The contract calls for the bulk
of the work during daytime hours
on weekdays and no lane closures
between 6:00-8:30 am.
Repaving through Macclenny
from Lowder east to East Bou-
levard will take place at night to
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A Macclenny man told police
he was beaten at an intersection
two blocks from his residence
on Wheeler Dr. after he chased
a white male suspect who at-
tempted to steal a stereo speaker
from the cab of his 1992 Chevro-
let pickup.
Timothy Lumpkin told Sgt.
Phil Duval he saw the suspect flee
from the residence after he went
outside to investigate suspicious
noise about midnight on July 9.
He said he followed the man
east to the intersection of Blair
and Ohio, where he was jumped
by three males who kicked and
beat him to the ground before
they fled on foot.
He said two of them were
white, one black.
In other incidents involving
vehicles:
John Jones of Glen St. Mary
called police early on July 4 after
a road rage incident at the corer
of US 90 and SR 121.
He said Dustin Heppner, 22,
of Macclenny chased him north
to the intersection about 2:45 am
and attempted to get him into a
physical confrontation. When
Mr. Jones refused, he said the al-
leged assailant struck the tailgate
of his 2009 Chevrolet pickup, re-


suiting in minor damage.
Deputy Daryl Mobley later
questioned Mr. Heppner, who
denied involvement. A complaint
for criminal mischief was for-
warded to the state attorney.
Mitchell Conner called police
when he found his 2000 Chevro-
let pickup had been ransacked
during the night July 11. It was
parked off Anne Rd. near Glen
St. Mary.
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Homemade ice cream at market


KELLEY LANNIGAN
FEATURES
features@bakercountypress.com
Summer is definitely the best
time for a frosty cold dish of
homemade ice cream and the
Baker County Farmer's Market
was the place on July 10 to find
some excellent examples of this
cold treat.
An ice cream churn-off was
planned for that day as a benefit
for The Samaritan House, a lo-
cal food bank that helps people
supplement their food supplies
in time of need. For a donation
of a canned good or other non-
perishable food item, supporters
were able to sample the ice cream
churned by participants.
Churn-off participants signed
up for the event ahead of time,
but a fluke of fate caused each
one to cancel at the last moment.
"We'd already announced it
in the paper, so we knew people
would come expecting to taste
samples of all the ice cream," said
Helene Guest, who oversees the
market.
Not wanting to disappoint
anyone, the enterprising Ms.
Guest went shopping for ingredi-
ents and spent the Friday evening
before the market making up
batches of homemade ice cream.
Folks were able to get their
sweet fix and the BCFM saved
face. The churn-off competition
will be rescheduled for a future
date.
Even though the churn-off was
canceled, Ms. Guest's homemade
ice cream was received enthusi-
astically. After stocking up on
wonderful produce and fun craft
items from the market, shoppers
dropped by the ice cream tent,


waiting with antici-
pation for a bowl of
peach, strawberry or
chocolate ice cream.
Alice and Ed Ma-
lin of Macclenny
enjoyed the home-
churned treat so
much they were eat-
ing from each other's
bowls.
"Ed, you have to
taste this chocolate,
it is so good," said
Ms. Malin.
He took a large
mouthful, savor-
ing the texture and
sweetness. Then it
was on to another
selection.
"The peach is defi-
nitely my favorite,"
Ed told her, after
sampling all three
flavors.
"Ice cream is such
a happy food," said
Ms. Malin. "Just the
mention of it makes
you think of parties
and kids and fun."
Ms. Guest gener-
ously shared recipes
with those who were
interested in making
the frozen fare for themselves at
home.
"It's become the exception for
people to make ice cream from
scratch," said Ms. Guest, "which
is why I think people are enjoying
this so much today."
Churning homemade ice
cream carries a strong nostalgic
yearning for a bygone era. It was
an activity that brought families
and neighborhoods together. No


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Shoplifters were wt
Two persons questioned by for disorderly conduct when he The
police for shoplifting and sus- cursed and pushed Deputy Matt about
picion of shoplifting turned up Sigers during questioning. North
wanted on warrants, one of them Aaron Yox, 38, of Hobo- faulty
from New Jersey. ken, GA was arrested early on lV
A manager at the Macclenny July 7 when Deputy Daryl Mo- rested
Walgreens on South 6th called bley learned he was wanted for addre:
police the morning of July 9 violation of probation in Volusia a warr
when she became wary of two County. GA foi
customers roaming the aisles
placing items in a cart and sip-
ping on soft drinks that had not
been paid for. P t a
Deputy Matt Sigers questioned
Daniel Booth, 26, and Kaylyn I
Adams, 24, of the same Glen St. I
Mary address and they told him
they did not intend to purchase
the items and forgot to pay for Saturdc
the drinks. 3:00 -
The officer soon learned Mr.
Booth was sought in Columbia at W
County for passing a worthless 1436 SR 1 2
check and he was arrested.
Deputy Sigers also noted the ST I
suspect had in his possession P I T
several prescription bottles, two
ofthemforthesame medication. Rabies $10 5in1 $15
He turned the pills over to an in- Free brief physical
vestigator on the suspicion that Other vaccinations available and administ
Mr. Booth was "doctor shopping" by a licensed Florida veterinarian
- acquiring the same drugs from 904-5-9
several physicians.
In another case, a woman ar- petshots@bellsouth.net
rested at the Walmart in Mac-
clenny about noon on July 10 was
found to be wanted in Atlantic /
County, N.J. for failing to appear F t lec
in court.
Deputy Brandon Kiser ques-
tioned Jennifer Bailey, 30, of Cas-
tleberry, FL after she attempted
to leave the store with four knives
and a bottle of dog wormer. The
merchandise was valued at $84,
and she told the officer she stole O BL
the knives to get money for gas.
In other arrests: I I :,I,
Two juvenile males were
charged after one of them was EXPERIENCED
caught on surveillance tape steal-
ing candy and an alcohol drink I worked with a local law firm for 5
from the BP station in downtown edge of the legal system.
Macclenny the afternoon of July ---


Store owner Amir Ali gave
police a description of the black
Chevrolet Tahoe driven from the
scene after the older youth, age 16
and from Jacksonville, resisted
him and drove off.
Mr. Ali said the youth when
confronted several times threat-
ened to return to the store and
kill him.
The vehicle was located by Sgt.
James Marker on W. Minnesota
shortly after, and the mother of
the other suspect, age 12, brought
both of them back to the store
where they were identified.
The older boy was arrested for
retail theft, and his accomplice


h picnic or summer holiday
ration was complete with-
bucket of hand-churned ice
n. Making it at home was
ery popular even after the
auction of electric churns.
ually, however, the practice
f.
. Malin, a preschool teacher
val County, still makes ice
I as an end-of-year school
t for her students.
ie kids love it and are fas-




inted
e officer stopped Mr. Yox
3:00 am near Ohio and
S6th in Macclenny for a
tail light.
lelissa Green, 40, was ar-
t at her W. Minnesota Ave.
ss the morning of July 9 on
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on August 3
Baker County will join com-
munities in all 50 states the eve-
ning of Tuesday, August 3 for
National Night Out to heighten
crime prevention awareness.
The sheriffs department and
both Macclenny and county fire
departments are putting the pro-
gram together. It will be held at
the Macclenny Park from 5:oo-
9:oo pm.
"National Night Out is de-
signed to generate support for
local anti-crime programs and
strengthen neighborhood spirit
and police-community partner-
ships," said Lt. Adam Faircloth
of the sheriffs department.
This is the first time Baker
County has been involved in the
event, he added. Police and fire
equipment and personnel will
be at the part to interact with the
public, and free refreshments in-
cluding hot dogs and drinks will
be served.
For more details, contact Lt.
Faircloth at 259-6111.


Thanks to all
The Baker County Historical
Society thanks all who celebrated
the Independence Day/Centen-
nial Celebration of the Old His-
toric Jail on July 3 with us.
Special thanks to Sheriff Joey
Dobson and former School Su-
perintendent Paula Barton for
sharing their memories with us
and Jack Baker and the Farm
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cinated by the process because
most of them have only seen ice
cream come out of a box from the
grocery store."
Ms. Malin has ice cream mak-
ing cans that are rolled across the
floor. The action causes the ice
and salt in the outer can to move
around and freeze the cream in
the inner can.
She sits her kids in small
circles and they roll the can back
and forth to each other.
"We sometimes have six cans
rolling around at once," she said.
Vanilla is the flavor because
all children like it. Even the oc-
casional child with lactose intol-
erance still likes to participate in
the project.
"I always have a treat for them,
too, like a popsicle," said Ms. Ma-
lin.


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


WHO'S RUNNING ANDWHY-


The Baker County Press recent-
ly solicited information from
the 11 men and women vying
to represent you on the Baker
County Commission and Baker
County School Board.
Candidates were asked about
their experience, qualifications
and views on the most pressing
issues facing the county today.
What follows are their respons-
es, brief profiles of each candi-
date and information about the
offices they hope to hold.
The Press is also organizing
a candidate forum at the fair
grounds August 16.The 6:00 pm
event will be an opportunity for
candidates to meet with voters
and answer questions from the
public. E-mail your questions
to reporter@bakercountypress.
com, fax them to 259-6502 or
snail mail to P.O. Box 598, Mac-
clenny, FL 32063.
Each candidate will be asked
three anonymous questions,
two from readers and a third
from the newspaper staff. The
candidates will have no prior
knowledge of the questions.

County Commissioner Dist. 4
The August 24 primary election
will decide which two candidates
will face off to replace sitting Com-
missioner Mike Griffis in the general
election. Democrats Chris Rhoden,
Donnie Starling and Michael Con-
ner will meet on the primary ballot
along with Republicans Jeana Du-
val and Adam Giddens.

Jeana Walker Duval (R)
* Age49
SMarried,
one child
* School
teacher
* Lives in
Macclenny
and at-
tends First
Baptist of
Glen St.
Mary. Jeana Duval
Leadership roles includedd: Awana
Leader, past teachers union trea-
surer, Wildcat Football Booster Club
member, BCHS Wildcat Baseball
Dugout treasurer.

Why should voters elect you
to the county commission? "As
a public educator, small business
owner and lifelong resident of
Baker County I have a vested inter-
est in the growth and development
of this county:.

What are three changes you
hope to make once in office? "En-
courage community involvement
and keep citizens well informed.
Workon keeping our county afford-
able. Research to find ways to bring
more industries into the county"

What's the most important is-
sue/problem/challenge you see
facing Baker County today? "The
growth in the county"

How would you go about ad-
dressing that issue/problem/
challenge? "By working closely
with the resources we have avail-
able in this county"'

In closing: "I am a candidate
who is a lifelong resident and will-
ing to serve and listen to the citi-
zens. I feel as a woman I see things
in a different perspective, and will
use my education and work experi-
ence to bring new and innovative
ideas to the county:'


Adam Giddens (R)
* Age 26
* Engaged,
no chil-
dren
* Director of
Business
Devel-
opment
and Chief
Financial
Officer of
Giddens
Giddens Adam Giddens
Security
Corporation of Jacksonville.
* Lives in Macclenny and attends
Macclenny First Assembly.
Leadership roles includedd: in-
volvement in extracurricular ac-
tivities while in college, managing
over 250 employees for a Jackson-
ville business.
"In this role I am responsible for
the fiscal management of [Giddens
Security], business development
and strategy, employee relations
and issues, as well as client rela-
tions. I have extensive experience
with county government contracts,
the bidding process and purchas-
ing departments throughout the
state'"

Why should voters elect you
to the county commission? "As
voters assess the candidates, they
should consider who is the most
qualified to deal with the serious
fiscal issues facing our community.
lam equipped to deal with those is-
sues. I bring to the forefront a sub-
stantial educational background,
including a master's degree in
taxation, as well as being a certified
public accountant. Also, I have se-
nior level management experience
in a large company with a record
of building critical business and
personal relationships to achieve
success."

What are three changes you
hope to make once in office?"Key
changes that must be made are
aboutfiscal management and how
we allocate funding. I would first
push for a defined priority-item sys-
tem for allocating monies. Second-
ly, I would like to develop stronger
relationships with state and federal
entities to acquire funding. Thirdly,
I would work with the Chamber of
Commerce and others to attract
business to our community in or-
der to acquire jobs and strengthen
our tax base."

What's the most important is-
sue/problem/challenge you see
facing Baker County today? "Fis-
cal Management. We do not have
enough tax revenue, both public
and private, to support the future
needs of the county. We do not
have enough growth from a busi-
ness perspective to support the
needs of the community.Therefore,
we have a serious fiscal problem
facing us."

How would you go about ad-
dressing that issue/problem/
challenge? "Growth of business.
Growth leads to sources of revenue
for the county's spending. We have
to figure out how to bring more
businesses to our community. I
want to work with the Chamber
of Commerce, public officials and

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local business leaders to help busi-
ness development in this county. I
want growth in the private sector,
but we need both private and pub-
lic sector sources of revenuefor the
county. I also want to workwith our
current county commissioners to
secure appropriate funding at the
state and federal level."

In closing: "I am proud to be
from Baker County and Iam deeply
rooted in this community. I am vy-
ing for county commissioner be-
cause I want to make Baker County
an even better place to live for us
all. I want our government to be
effective, efficient, and proactive. I
want to make a difference for the
future of Baker County:'

Chris Rhoden, (D)
* Age 39
E Married
with two
children
* Self em-
ployed
with the
land clear-
ing and fill
dirt com-
pany Chris
Rhoden
p rt Chris Rhoden
Enterpris- Cris hoen
es, Inc.
SLives in Glen St. Mary and attends
Raiford Road Church.
Leadership role includedd: Raiford
Road Church Council.

Why should voters elect you
to the county commission? "I am
an independent thinker. I am not
obligated to any party, person or
group of people. I own a small busi-
ness and understand the difficulty
of balancing a budget, high taxes,
property rights and the freemarket
system. If elected I will not be afraid
to make tough decisions, based on
facts, required to run a county gov-
ernment. I am a hard worker and
will continue my work ethic for the
people of Baker County":

What are three changes you
hope to make once in office?
"Make the budget and public fi-
nances more citizen friendly, make
our local government more trans-
parent and invite citizen participa-
tion through panels and advisory
groups. I will solicit ideas from the
public on job creation and how to
address budget shortfalls. We can
achieve more working together."

What is the most important
issue/problem/challenge you
see facing Baker County today?
"Bringing and keeping quality em-
ployment to the citizens of Baker
County'"

How would you go about ad-
dressing that issue/problem/
challenge? "By creating an envi-
ronment that will attract business-
es to Baker County to support the
needs of the people who live here.
We must have leaders who have
and convey the virtues of hope,
entrepreneurship and self reliance.
We need leaders in government
who look outside of government
for solutions to the problems we
face:'


In closing: "Voter of Baker
County, I would appreciate your
support and in good faith I will
work hard to meet the challenges
that face us. Working together as
neighbors, there is no problem we
cannot face."

Michael Conner (D)
* Age 53
* Married for
32 years
* Mainte-
nance su-
pervisor of
First Bap-
tist Church
of Glen
. Lives in
Cuyler and
attends Michael Conner
First Bap-
tist Church of Glen
Leadership roles include Baker
County volunteer fireman, serv-
ing as captain of Station 30, coach
and umpire for Baker County Little
League and past member of West-
side Elementary advisory board.

Why should voters elect you
to the county commission? "I
believe that I have the experience,
knowledge and maturity to lead
Baker County into the future. I
know that I have a strong desire for
Baker County to be one of the best
in the state for now and the future.
My promise to each person of this
county is that I will give 100 percent
to make this happen."

What are the most important
issue/challenge/problem facing
Baker County today, and how
would you address it? "The two
biggest issues that I see now for
Baker County are taxes and jobs.
My promise is that I will see that
for each dollar that Baker County
spends, we get the best possible re-
turn for that dollar and use all funds
wisely. I will aggressively pursue,
with the help of all local and state
agencies, to see that Baker County
is always in position to compete for
any that are available."

In closing: "My position on any
issue to come before the county
commission would befrom a strong
conservative Christian background,
a strong desireto hear all the voices
of Baker County and a strong desire
to always do what is best for Baker
County. A vote for Michael Conner
is a vote for the future."

Donnie Starling (D)
Age 55
Married with four children
Owner and operator of Donnie's
Nursery, Inc.
Lives in Cuyler and attends Mt.
Zion Church
Leadership roles includedd: Lo-
cal #13 apprenticeship member
Church affiliation: Mt. Zion
Church

Why should voters elect you
to the county commission? "I am
a proven leader and a successful
business man and family oriented'"

What are three changes you
hope to make once in office?"Im-
prove youth programs, improve
services to senior citizens and make


Baker County a better place to live."

What's the most important is-
sue/problem/challenge you see
facing Baker County today? "The
strain the economy is placing on
the people of Baker County."

How would you go about ad-
dressing that issue/problem/
challenge? "Work with the Cham-
ber of Commerce to attract new
businesses and try to get more
grant money'"

In closing: "I am a man who
started his own business and made
it a success. This was done by hard
work and monitoring how every
penny was spent. If elected, I in-
tend to do the same thing for the
county'"

County Commissioner Dist. 2
District 2 county commissioner
candidates will meet on the gen-
eral election ballot November 2.

Alex Robinson, (D)
SAge 63
Married
with three
children
and three
grandchil-
dren
Owner of
P&R Elec-
tric
Lives in
Macclenny Alex Robinson
and at-
tends First Baptist Church of
Glen.
Leadership roles includedd: Viet-
nam War veteran serving in United
States Army and Gideons member.

Describe any previous ex-
perience in elected office? "I'm
currently serving as your commis-
sioner in District 2, elected in 1992.
To better serve you I completed a
certified commissioner course as
well as advanced commissioners
certification. I served as chairman
of the Small County Coalition for
three years and have also served
as chairman of the county commis-
sion.'

Why should voters elect you
to the county commission? "The
experience I bring to the board and
the strong desire to continue to
serve our community with enthusi-
asm and excitement for our future'.

What are three changes you
hope to make once in office?
"Serving as your commissioner
these past years, this to me is a
tough question to put into per-
spective. Since I've been on the
board we have continued to lower
the millage rate from 9.44 to 7.14.
I have been instrumental in help-
ing bring in over $33 million to
our community for roads, EMS,
fire, library renovations, recreation
and parks, and courthouse reno-
vations. We are currently work-
ing with a group to develop the
Woodstock Industrial Park at 1-10


and US 90 West at Sanderson, and
at East Macclenny across from the
Walmart Distribution Center we are
working with a group to develop
the Jackson-Shaw industrial park
project. These two facilities would
include approximately 12.5 million
square feet of industrial space that
will bring jobs to our community
and help keep our workers within
ourcounty.
"Also, we have been successful
in negotiating with FDOT for a traf-
fic variance on I-10 at no cost to the
citizens of Baker County. This will
allow more trips-per-day (from ap-
proximately 35,000 to 48,000 trips)
that will allow for future growth
and the interstate will be able to
accept this new traffic.
'"One of the fiercest battles I've
been involved with was with the
2008-09 state legislators and GEO
on the privatization of the North-
east Florida State Hospital. We
formed a coalition of county com-
missioners, city commissioners, the
Town of Glen, members of NEFSH,
the school board, our lobbyist Chris
Doolin, and others. At times, sav-
ing our hospital from privatization
looked rather bleak. After all, we're
talking some 1300jobsforour local
community and surrounding coun-
ties. We'loaded the bus'on many
occasions and the legislators were
overwhelmed by the following
and support for the hospital. In the
end, the hard work of our coalition
prevailed and we saved the NEFSH
from privatization. Looking back I
am very pleased with the direction
and accomplishments that have
improved the quality of life for all
of Baker County. I will continue
with my commitment to the very
best for Baker county":

What's the most important is-
sue/problem/challenge you see
facing Baker County today? "In
these times of economic distress,
growth is stymied. But the future
of Baker County is dependent on
how we plan for the growth we an-
ticipate. In negotiations with FDOT
for the variance on 1-10, we were to
provide corridor roads. That plan
is in place, in part, with the by-
pass corridor (that incidentally we
received recognition for from the
Regional Planning Council). To put
growth in place along this corridor
we have planned a water plant to
furnish the needs in these sections
and have been working with engi-
neers and our US Congressmen to
assist us with these projects."

How would go about address-
ing that issue/problem/chal-
lenge? "As one of your leaders, I'm
going to see that we tighten our
belts, work with our department
heads, and keep the relationship
with our state and federal legisla-
tors."

In closing: "Vote for and sup-
port the commissioner dedicated
to serving Baker County to make
it a better place to live. Thank You
and may God Bless!"


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-THE CANDIDATES OF 2010


Jimmy Anderson, (R)
* Age46
* Married
with six
children
and four
grandchil-
dren.
* Roofing
and build-
ing con-
tractor for
mo e than Jimmy Anderson
15 years.
* Lives in Macclenny and attends
Christian Fellowship Temple.
Leadership roles includedd: mem-
ber of the Baker County Tourism
Development Council and Baker
County Construction Trades &
Qualifying Board.

Why should voters elect you
to the county commission?"l feel
it is time we change the direction
that our county is heading."

What are three changes you
hope to make once in office?
"Maintain and eventually lower tax-
es, make BCDC profitable and bring
new business to Baker County"

What's the most important is-
sue/problem/challenge you see
facing Baker County today? "The
general economy of Baker County
has become stagnant."

How would go about address-
ing that issue/problem/chal-
lenge? "Create jobs by bringing in
new business and supporting our
current businesses. Reduce county
spending by applying better bid
practices and employee involve-
ment"

In closing: "My promise to you
is I'll work hard for the citizens of
Baker County. I love our county and
would love to leave it to our chil-
dren strong and vibrant. Together,
we can make a difference."

School board member Dist. 4

School board seats for both Dis-
trict 3 and 4 will be decided during
the primary election August 24.

Charlie"Artie" Burnett
* Age 52
* Married
with two
children
* Correc-
tions of-
ficer at
New River
Correction
Institute
* Lives in
Glen St. Artie Burnett
Mary and
attends Taylor Church
Leadership roles includedd: mem-
ber of the Baker County High
School FFA Alumni organization
and on the Baker County Fair Live-
stock Committee. "I have previously
been a member of the Baker Coun-
ty Little League Association and
helped coach my son's teams. At
Lake City Community College I was
a member of the Phi Theta Kappa
Honor Fraternity. In high school I
was a captain on the varsity foot-
ball team, president of the High
School Key Club, Vice-president of
the Honor Society, and sports col-
umnist on the high school newspa-
per."

Why should voters elect you
to the school board?"l have been
with the Florida Department of
Corrections for over 28 years; hav-
ing worked as a correctional officer,
classification officer, probation offi-
cer and accountant. My education:
associate degree from Lake City
Community College where I gradu-
ated magna cum laude with a 4.0
GPA, bachelor's degree from Flori-


da State University with a major in
finance and banking and minor in
public administration and account-
ing I have had a desire to directly
serve the people of Baker County,
especially the children. I feel be-
ing a member of the Baker County
School Board would allow me to
use my education, experience and
fiscally conservative values to posi-
tively and effectively serve my com-
munity. If elected by the people of
Baker County, they can be assured
I will do my very best. I believe it is
time for some new blood and fresh
ideas on the board to face the chal-
lenges we face today."

What are three changes you
hope to make once in office?
"I am proud that we have an "A"
school at the middle school and
I would like to help in any way I
could as a school board member to
bring the other schools up to this
level. As a school board member
I would like to take an active role
in the long range planning for our
school district for five and 10 years
down the road by taking a proac-
tive rather than reactive approach.
I believe we have a good school
district with some very dedicated
staff members who give greatly of
themselves to serve our children
in their quest for an education. As
a school board member I would do
everything I could to give them the
tools they need to do their job ef-
fectively and efficiently."

What's the most important is-
sue/problem/challenge you see
facing Baker County today? "Cur-
rently I see the tough fiscal deci-
sions that have to be made in these
dismal economic times as one of
the greatest challenges facing the
school board and school adminis-
trators today. I would like to be a
part of the board and administra-
tors working together to review
our policies and practices to see
where there may be areas we can
get a bigger bang for our limited
bucks.
"Secondly, we still have to plan
for growth. Even with the bad eco-
nomic times and bursting of the
housing boom, the enrollments at
Baker County schools have grown
and new portable classrooms are
being ordered. I still believe in
America and expect the economy
to recover in spite of the greed dis-
played by members of thefinancial
community and banking industry
that put us in our current tail spin.
Thus, we have to plan for our school
district's future, so we can continue
to provide a quality education to
our children and grandchildren
by having a long range five and
10-year plan that anticipates our
needs in the future."

In closing: "I would like the
people and voters of Baker County
to know I am very passionate about
the growth, development and
education of our children and their
children. I do not profess to be the
smartest. I am not the richest, nor
am I the best looking. But if elected
by the people of Baker County, I
believe I have positive ideas to offer
this community and will do my best
to be one of most dedicated public
servants you have. I thank you for
consideration and any support you
can give me.



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Paul Raulerson
* Age 71
* Married
with four
children,
nine
grandchil-
dren and
one great
grand-
child.
* Retired
from Flor-
ida Power Paul Raulerson
& Light
. Lives in Glen St. Mary and attends
First Baptist of Glen
Leadership roles included) Lions
Club member, Farm Bureau Asso-
ciation member, and many years
as president of the Band Parents
Association PTA.

Describe any experience in
elected office? I was elected to
the school board in 1996. While in
office I have provided leadership
while working through difficult fi-
nancial times, I have helped in the
planning process of building and
opening two new schools, and I
have served as a liaison at the state
level representing the Baker Coun-
ty School Board on important is-
sues facing schools districts across
Florida. Also, as a result of strong
leadership and good financial de-
cisions, our district has been able
to prevent any layoffs or negative
impacts on teaching and learning
in the classroom.

Why should voters elect you
to the school board? "I have 14
years of experience on the board
and have gone through extensive
training to become a state certified
school board member and state
master board member. This expe-
rience is vital at this time with the
challenges school districts are faced
with. I will use this training and my
expertise to guide and make deci-
sions to help move our schools
forward."

What are three changes you
hope to make once in office? "I
will continue to provide leadership
that ensures a safe environment for
all students and the best educa-
tion possible. I will also continue to
monitor school improvement plans
that provide the framework for the
vision and goals of each school site.
I will also continue to analyze poli-
cies and procedures that govern the
operation of our school district."

What's the most important is-
sue/problem/challenge you see
facing Baker County today and
how would you go about ad-
dressing that issue? "The budget
is a very critical issue. We are in the
most difficult financial times we
have been in for many years. It is
very important to continue moni-
toring and making decisions that
will keep our district financially
solvent, but also provide a quality
education for our children."
"The Class Size Amendment is
another challenge. Each district
needs to have the flexibility to work
with each school providing ade-
quate class sizes, while keeping the
cost of the amendment under con-
trol and manageableforourdistrict.
I will continue to serve at the state
level to communicate the needs of
our district as it is impacted bydeci-
sions made by the state!'

In closing: "Thank you for the
confidence you have placed in
me as I have served as your school
board member. It is an honor and
privilege to serve you and the chil-
dren of Baker County. Please allow
me to continue to use my training
and expertise to continue serving
our children for the next four years."


School board member Dist. 3

Tina Fish Mobley
* Age42
* Married
with two
children
* Assists in
managing
husband's
sporting
goods
store and
property
manage-
ment and Tina Mobley
bookkeeping for parents' invest-
ments.
* Lives in Macclenny and attends
Taylor Church
Leadership roles includedd: the
youth ministry atTaylor Church.

Why should voters elect you
to the school board? "I believe
that the voters should elect me to
the school board because I have
been actively involved as a parent
of school age children as being
a graduate of this school system.
While I would be new to the posi-
tion, I would bring a fresh and new
perspective as a board member to
look at the programs in place for
possible opportunities."

What are three changes you
hope to make once in office?
"Once in office I would hope to
work cooperatively with the super-
intendent, school board members,
educational leaders and staff in
identifying and meeting the educa-
tional needs of all children; partici-
pate in development programs in
order to become a certified school
board member and remain open-
minded about issues that could
increase academic focus of our
children at all grade levels'.

What's the most important is-
sue/problem/challenge you see
facing Baker County today? "The
most important issue that I see fac-
ing ourcounty, as in all households,
is financial stability. Our school
system is no exception with the fi-
nancial challenges that are evident
today. Funding is the biggest chal-
lenge to advancing our education
for the benefit of our children."

How would you go about ad-
dressing that issue/problem/
challenge? "I would work closely
with the superintendent and other
board members to ensure that we
look for every opportunity to save
money and focus on getting the
most out of every dollar invested
toward our children and employ-
ees."

In closing: "It would be an
honor and privilege for me serve
as a school board member of our
county. As in all areas of this coun-
try, I feel that we are no exception
to challenges but we do not need
to lose focus on how blessed we
are to live in Baker County."

Jesse Davis
* Age 34
* Married
with three
children
* Insurance
wholesaler
* Lives in
Macclenny
and at-
tends Rai-
ford Road
Church Jesse Davis
Leadership roles includedd: "After
graduating from the University of
Central Florida, I worked my way up
the career ladder in the insurance
industry, working for a Fortune 100
insurance company and serving as


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two other insurance companies
with assets well over $500 million.
Outside of my management posi-
tions in the insurance world I have
been an active member of the com-
munity, involved in many aspects
of leadership including being an
appointed member of the Baker
County Local Planning Agency,
chairman of the Baker County Pre-
K/Kindergarten School Advisory
Committee for the 2009-10 school
year, volunteer soccer coach for the
Baker County YMCA, board mem-
ber for the Jacksonville Society of
Human Resource Management,
founder of MyPurpose Ministries
and was recently nominated to
serve on the board for the Baker
County Council on Aging.
"Prior to moving to Baker County
I was involved in many groups with
varied roles including the National
Association of Health Underwrit-
ers, Florida Association of Health
Underwriters, Central Florida Step-
Family Association of America,
Christian Chamber of Commerce,
Orlando Chamber of Commerce,
Orlando Chamber of Commerce
Small Business board member,
Leadership Orlando, MyRegion.org,
BusinessForce, Seminole County
Chamber of Commerce, board
member of the Central Florida Hu-
man Resource Association, Break-
fast Club America advisory board
member, UCF Alumni Association,
Heart of Florida United Way and
founder of the Central Florida Exec-
utive Seminar Series, which brings
education and business opportuni-
ties to the small and mid-size busi-
ness community in Central Florida.
Co-Founder of the Central Florida
Economic Cooperative (www.eco-
nomiccooperative.com) designed
to bring business development, ex-
ternal and internal business educa-
tion and community involvement
to small and mid-size companies in
the Central Florida business com-
munity.
"In 2007 and 2008 I was nomi-
nated as one of the top 40 "Most
Influential Men" by the Orlando
Business Journal and was a finalist
for the Beacon Award recognizing
business leaders who champion
diversity in the workplace."

Why should voters elect you
to the school board? "Because
I am the best and most qualified
candidate for the District 3 school
board seat. My experience in deci-
sion making and serving on boards
will allow me to focus on research-
ing issues and making the right
decisions for the children of Baker
County. Keep in mind thatthe Baker


County school district has a budget
of almost $40 million. If you had to
choose one person to help make
safe decisions for your $40 million
- who would you choose?"

What's the most important
issue/problem/challenge you
see facing Baker County today?
"Baker County finds itself at an
interesting crossroads where the
harmony and comfort of yester-
day are beginning to meet up with
the uncertainty and transition of
tomorrow. Baker County needs
representatives with experience to
meet the challenges of tomorrow
and this is especially important at
the school board. The children of
Baker County deserve the same
opportunity as anyone else to be
successful in their education and in
the development of the men and
women they will grow up to be. I
certainly feel that I am more than
qualified to help our school board
do this."

In closing:"Change is inevitable
but often determinable. Which
means although our county is
changing we can also decide as
a community how we want that
change to look. However, we have
to be careful not to discriminate
against those who hope to bring
positive transformation to our
area. In addition we must be care-
ful not to exclude those who have
made the decision to relocate to
our county and wish to contribute.
We must not send the message to
new taxpayers and businesses that
seek to come to Baker County that
we thank them for their tax dollars
and jobs, but that there is no place
for their voice here.
Baker County stands at the edge
of drastic change and we need to
welcome qualified and experi-
enced leaders in our county who
know how to navigate the sea of
growth that is coming our way. It
is time to stand up as a people and
have our voice heard. On August 24
make your voice heard by voting
for Jesse Davis for school board."







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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Baker County Sheriff's Office has received a JAG
Discretionary Grant in the amount of$ 11,815.00. These funds
will be used to purchase surveillance equipment for covert
operations and laptop computers for our patrol vehicles. A
hearing will be held at the Baker County Sheriff's Office new
location of 1 Sheriff's Office Dr. in Macclenny to allow input
from interested local citizens.

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Ruth Gregg: lesson



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After a serious accident in
2007 left her unable to work,
Ruth Gregg, who has lived in
Baker County for twenty years,
decided it was finally time to fol-
low her lifelong dream of study-
ing criminal justice.
In January 2008, she enrolled
in Everest College in Jackson-
ville and two years later on July
1, 2010, she earned an associate
degree in criminal justice.
"I always wanted to be a cop
when I was little," she said. "I
couldn't stand playing house or
dolls. I always played cops and
robbers with the boys and I was
always the good guy a cop or
a judge."
Graduation was a proud mo-
ment for the 57-year-old grand-
mother, who as a teenager was
told by a school counselor that
she was "too dumb" to be a cop.
"Can you believe a counselor
would say such a thing to a teen-
ager?" asked Ms. Gregg. "She
knew my family and told me I'd
be just like my mother, with a
slew of kids and on welfare."
That was in the late 1970s. The
hurtful words caused Ms. Gregg
to walk around "with my head
down," even after she managed
to get into college, do well and
become a nurse.
That experience, in part, is
now motivating her to move to-
ward her ultimate goal of working
in the school system as a counsel-
or. She wants to focus on the kids
with behavioral problems and
unstable family situations the
ones who are likely to head for a
life of crime and time in jail.
"All that will come after I get
my bachelors in criminal justice,"
she said.
At the moment Ms. Gregg can-
not work full time and has been
undergoing surgery to help cor-
rect damage she suffered as the
result of a fall on 2007. A few
more procedures remain.
But the feisty, active grand-
mother who has a black belt in
martial arts isn't deterred for
a moment. She knows the day
will soon come when she will be
physically ready.
"I fractured my skull and broke
some vertebrae in my neck in an
accident," she said. "Recovery
has been very tough, but I have
never been the kind of person to
just go lie on the sofa and whine.
You work through things and you
keep going forward."
Ms. Gregg has used the re-
covery time since the accident to
earn the criminal justice degree
and continues to prepare for the
day she will re-enter the work
force in the field she has dreamed
about her entire life.
She has loved being in the
classroom for the criminology
courses and Spanish that's be-
coming necessary for criminal
justice associates.
"Being a former psych nurse, I


Ruth Gregg
wasjust fascinated with the work-
ings of the criminal mind, which
is pretty different from regular
folks," observed Ms. Gregg. "In
the prisons today there are a lot
of Spanish speaking inmates.
"Law enforcement people now
have to be able to read people
they arrest their Miranda rights
in Spanish if necessary."
Although she has known great
adversity, especially early in life,
she claims she has never been bit-
ter toward God about it, or about
the tragic accident that nearly
rendered her helpless.
"My birth family came from
the wrong side of the tracks,
but I have come to believe God
doesn't put anything on you that
you can't learn from," she said. "I
actually believe my accident was
God saying,'Okay, you've walked
the nursing path long enough
- now its time you follow your
dream.'"
Ms. Gregg came to Macclenny
20 years ago to work at North-
east State Hospital where she
remained for 12 years. She then
went to the Department of Cor-
rections, working at Florida State
Prison, Union Correctional Insti-
tution and the Pretrial Detention
Facility in Jacksonville. She has
also cared for children in hospice
centers.
In the prison system, she has
seen as many as three genera-
tions of the same family end up
incarcerated.
It made her understand the
importance of some type of early
intervention with kids likely to
go down that path. The most im-
portant thing in her new career
will be to mentor young folks in
choosing a path different from a
life of crime.
"I grew up in an abusive fam-
ily atmosphere that easily could
have led me down the criminal
path, but somehow, even at 17, I
saw the folly of that," she said. "It
made me determined to go the
other way.
"Education is what can pull
you out of the mud and help you
make something of your life. If I
can keep even a couple kids from
making a mistake it will be worth
it."


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CDBG PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
2nd Public Hearing (Rescheduled) Notice

The Baker County Board of Commissioners is apply-
ing to the Florida Department of Community Affairs
(DCA) fora grant under the Housing category in the
amount of $750,000 under the Small Cities Com-
munity Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.
For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of
the funds must benefit low and moderate income
persons. The activities, dollar amounts, estimated
percentage benefit to low and moderate income per-
sons and locations) for which Baker County Board
of Commissioners is applying are:
Housing rehab/demolition/replacement:
$622,500;
Temporary relocation $15,000;
CDBG administrative funds $112,500;
Estimated 100% benefit to low and mod-
erate income persons;
Location of beneficiaries: multiple loca-
tions in unincorporated Baker County.
The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Prop-
erty Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 does not apply
to displacement under Baker County Housing Assis-
tance Program, since Baker County does not acquire
the vacated (demolished or rehabilitated) property
and residents participate voluntarily. Therefore, re-
location services will be provided as described in
the Baker County Anti-Displacement and Relocation
Policy that covers situations in great detail. The Bak-
er County Anti-Displacement and Relocation Policy
may be obtained by contacting Arlene Griffis, Baker
County Housing Assistance Program, 55 N. Third
Street, Macclenny, FL 32063, (904) 259-6463.
A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity
to comment on the application will be held at the
Baker County Administration Office on Friday, July
16, 2010 at 10:00 am. A draft copy of the applica-
tion will be available for review at that time. A final
copy of the application will be made available at the
Baker County Grants Department, 360 E. Shuey
Ave., Macclenny, FL 32063 on Monday through Fri-
day between the hours of 8:30 am 5:00 pm after
the public hearing on July 16, 2010. The application
will be submitted to DCA on or before July 21,2010.
To obtain additional information concerning the ap-
plication and the public hearing, contact Maurice
Postal, Baker County Grants Department, 320 E.
Shuey Ave., Macclenny, FL 32063, (904) 259-9825.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handi-
capped accessible location. Any handicapped per-
son requiring an interpreter forthe hearing impaired
or the visually impaired should contact Ann Yarbor-
ough, Secretary to the Board, 55 N. Third Street,
Macclenny, FL 32063, (904) 259-3613, at least two
(2) calendar days prior to the meeting and an inter-
preter will be provided. Any non-English speaking
person wishing to attend the public hearing should
contact Ms. Yarborough at least two (2) calendar
days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter
will be provided. Any handicapped person requiring
special accommodation at this meeting should con-
tact Ms. Yarborough at least two (2) calendar days
prior to the meeting.
Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of
1989, the following disclosures will be submitted
to DCA with the application. The disclosures will
be made available by the Baker County Board of
Commissioners and DCA for public inspection upon
request. These disclosures will be available on and
after the date of submission of the application and
shall continue to be available for a minimum period
of five years.
1. Other government (federal, state and local) as-
sistance to the project in the form of a gift, grant,
loan, guarantee, insurance payment, rebate, sub-
sidy, credit, tax benefit, or any other form of direct
or indirect benefit by source and amount;
2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all de-
velopers, contractors, or consultants involved in
the application for assistance or in the planning or
development of the project or activity;
3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any oth-
er persons with a pecuniary interest in the project
that can reasonably be expected to exceed $50,000
or 10% of the grant request (whichever is lower);
4. For those developers, contractors, consultants,
property owners, or others listed in two (2) or three
(3) above which are corporations, or other entities,
the identification and pecuniary interests by corpo-
ration or entity of each officer, director, principal
stockholder, or other official of the entity;
5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided
to the project by each of the providers of those
funds and the amount provided; and
6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and
amount.
7/8-7/15
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Baker County District School Board will hold the
following PUBLIC HEARING on Monday, August 2,
2010, in the Baker County School Board Meeting
Room located at 270 South Boulevard East, Mac-
clenny, Florida, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Approval of the following New and Revised School
Board Policies
2.050 Board Meeting (revised)
3.401 Animals on Campus (new)
6.780 Social Security Numbers (revised)

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, June 30, 2010 (8:30 a.m.
-3:00 p.m.).
Sherrie Raulerson
Superintendent of Schools
7/1-7/29
Notice is hereby given:
Traci L. Crabtree
Last known address of:
433 Azalea Dr.
Macclenny, FL 32063
You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote
is in question. You are required to contact the Su-
pervisor of Elections, in Macclenny, Florida, no later
than thirty (30) days after the date of this publish-
ing. Failure to respond will result in a determination
of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will
be removed from the statewide voter registration
system. If further assistance is needed, contact the
Supervisor of Elections at the below listed address
or call 904-259-6339.
Nita D. Crawford
Baker County Supervisor of Elections
P.O. BOX 505
Macclenny, Florida, 32063
7/15
Notice is hereby given:
Maria D. Hamblin
Last known address of:
55 Barber Rd Lot # 5
Macclenny, FL 32063
You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote
is in question. You are required to contact the Su-
pervisor of Elections, in Macclenny, Florida, no later
than thirty (30) days after the date of this publish-
ing. Failure to respond will result in a determination
of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will
be removed from the statewide voter registration
system. If further assistance is needed, contact the
Supervisor of Elections at the below listed address
or call 904-259-6339.


Nita D. Crawford
Baker County Supervisor of Elections
PO. BOX 505
Macclenny, Florida, 32063
7/15


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BAKER COUNTY,
FLORIDA
File No. 2010 CP 028
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BARBARA ANN MANSMANN,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of BARBARA ANN
MANSMANN, deceased, whose date of death was
May 3, 2010; File Number 2010 CP 028, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Baker County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is Clerk of Cir-
cuit Court, 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny,
FL 32063. The names and addresses of the person-
al representative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against decedent's estate, on
whom a copy of this notice is required to be served,
must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OFTHE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PE-
RIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDINGTHETIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.

The date of first publication of this notice is: July
1,2010.
WILLIAM 0. BOYD
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 217506
WILLIAM 0. BOYD, P.A.
Post Office Box 895
Mount Dora, Florida 32756-0895
Telephone: 888.416.2468
DONALD J. MANSMANN
Personal Representative
1863 Union Place
The Villages, FL 32162
7/8-7/15
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR BAKER
COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 02 2010 CA 000126
Division
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL R. COCHRAN, etal,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MICHAEL R. COCHRAN
CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
1063 CHERBOURG AVE E
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32205
You are notified that an action to foreclose a mort-
gage on the following property in Baker County,
Florida:
THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND SIT-
UATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY
OF BAKER, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
PARCEL:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST COR-
NER OF GOVERNMENT LOT NO. 1, SEC-
TION 3, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE
19 EAST BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA AND
RUN THENCE S1 DEGREE 01 MINUTE 23
SECONDS E ALONG THE WEST LINE OF
SAID GOVERNMENT LOT NO. 1, 581.99
FEET TO THE WESTERLY LINE OF A 30
FOOT ROAD EASEMENT AND TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE
CONTINUE S 1 DEGREE 01 MINUTE 23
SECOND E ALONG SAID WEST LINE,
540.40 FEET THENCE N 88 DEGREE 58
MINUTES 37 SECONDS E, 302.31 FEETTO
THE WESTERLY LINE OF A 30 FEET ROAD
EASEMENT, THENCE N 14 DEGREES 49
MINUTES 53 SECONDS W ALONG SAID
WESTERLY LINE, 245.75 FEET, THENCE
N 37 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 23 SECONDS
W, STILL ALONG SAID WESTERLY LINE,
299.77 FEET, THENCE N 49 DEGREES 40
MINUTES 38 SECONDS W, STILL ALONG
SAID WESTERLY LINE, 90.05 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING
2.41 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. PARCEL 2:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST COR-
NER OF GOVERNMENT LOT 1, SECTION 3
TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 19 EAST,
THENCE RUN S 1 DEGREE 01 MINUTE 23
SECONDS E, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF
SAID GOVERNMENT LOT 1, 577.05 FEET,
MORE OR LESS, TO THE SOUTHERLY
RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF EASEMENT 'A'
AS DESCRIBED IN O/R BOOK 101 PAGE
194 PUBLIC RECORDS BAKER COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AND THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING, THENCE RUN S 49 DEGREES 40
MINUTES 38 SECONDS E, 104.91 FEET;
THENCE S 37 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 23
SECONDS E, 304.38 FEET; THENCE AS 14
DEGREES 49 MINUTES 53 SECONDS E,
252.23 FEET; THENCE RUN S 88 DEGREES
59 MINUTES 08 SECONDS W, 4.90 FEET,
MORE OR LESS, TO LANDS DESCRIBED
IN O/R BOOK 101 PAGE 194 SAID PUBLIC
RECORDS; THENCE N 14 DEGREES 49
MINUTES 53 SECONDS W, 245.55 FEET;
THENCE N 37 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 23
SECONDS W, 299.78 FEET, THENCE N 49
DEGREES 40 MINUTES 38 SECONDS W,
80.05 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT
ON THE WEST LINE OF SAID GOVERN-
MENT LOT 1 SAID POINT BEING 581.99
FEET FROM SAID NORTHWEST CORNER
OF GOVERNMENT LOT 1 THENCE RUN N
1 DEGREE 01 MINUTE 23 SECONDS W,
ALONG SAID WEST LINE A DISTANCE OF
4.90 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE PONT
OF BEGINNING. THE ABOVE DESCRIBED
IS LANDS THAT LIES BETWEEN CAP-
TION PROPERTY AND EASEMENT 'A' AS
DESCRIBED IN O/R BOOK 101, PAGE 194
PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

commonly known as 3400 BOBBIE RHODEN RD,
SANDERSON, FL 32087 has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Ashley L. Simon of Kass,
Shuler, Solomon, Spector, Foyle & Singer, PA.,
plaintiff's attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 800,
Tampa, Florida 33601, (813) 229-0900, on or before
August 9, 2010, (or 30 days from the first date of
publication, whichever is later) and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before service on
the Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise, a default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint.
Dated:July 7, 2010.


Honorable Al Fraser


CLERK OF THE COURT
339 E. MacClenny Avenue
MacClenny, Florida 32063
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk


If you are a person with a disability who needs any
accommodation in order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance. Please contact
Jan Phillips at (352) 374 374 3648 within 2 work-
ing days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 1 800 955 8771.
7/15-7/99


Thursday, luly 15, 2010


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS







Legal Notices


Robert Presley, Director, Division of Regulatory
Information Management
St. Johns River Water Management District
7/15
A, R&R, INC
10525 DUVAL LANE
MACCLENNY, FL 32063
Phone (904) 259-4774
The following vehicle will be sold at public auction
July 30, 2010 at 8:00 am at A, R&R INC, 10525
Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063.


7/15


2001 Chev Tahoe
VIN#1GNEC13T91J279847
1997 Volkswagon Jetta
VIN#3VWSA81H3VM074099
1999 Suzuki Motorcycle
VIN#JS1GR7DA7X2100346
1998 Ford F150
VIN#1FTDX1727WNA04343


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR BAKER
COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 02-2009-CA-000086
Division

MIDFIRST BANK
Plaintiff,
vs.

TAMMY STARLING aka TAMMY L STARLING,
CHRISTOPHER E STARLING; CITIFINANCIAL EQ-
UITY SERVICES, INC; CACH,
LLC, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment
of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on
July 7, 2010, in the
Circuit Court of Baker County, Florida, I will sell the
property situated in Baker County, Florida described
as:
LOT 5, RIDGE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 14, OF THE CUR-
RENT PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER
COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH
THAT CERTAIN 2003 FLEETWOOD EN-
TERPRISES MOBILE HOME BEARING
VIN NUMBER GAFL275A73937BP21 AND
TITLE NUMBER 86096451 AND VIN NUM-
BER GAFL275B73937BP21 AND TITLE
NUMBER 86096712.
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2003
FLEETWOOD ENTERPRISES MO-
BILE HOME BEARING VIN NUMBER
GAFL275A73937BP21, TITLE NUMBER
86096451, RP NUMBER 12332326 AND
VIN NUMBER GAFL275B73937BP21,
TITLE NUMBER 86096712, RP NUMBER
12332327 Mobile VIN and commonly
known as: 7914 W RIDGE ESTATES DRIVE,
GLEN SAINT MARY, FL 32040-5258; in-
cluding the building,
appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at pub-
lic sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at
the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, on
August 9, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.
Any persons 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 this 8th day of July, 2010.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk
Edward B. Pritchard
(813) 229-0900x1309
Kass, Shuler, Solomon, Spector, Foyle & Singer,
PA.
PO. Box 800
Tampa, FL 33601-0800
7/15
The St. Johns River Water Management District
(District) gives notice of receipt of the following
permit applicationss:

Standard General and Standard CUP Permit Appli-
cations E. I. DuPont De Nemours & Co., Inc., P. 0.
Box 753, Starke, FL 32091, application #50079-5.
The applicant proposes to add an additional well on
newly acquired acreage for commercial/industrial
and domestic use. There is no overall requested
change in existing allocation or permit duration.
The withdrawals used by this proposed project will
consist of groundwater from the Intermediate and
Upper & Lower Floridan Aquifers via 1 proposed
well and 3 active wells; in Bradford, Baker, Clay,
Duval Counties, located in Sections: 31, 32, 6 and
7, Township: 3 South, Range: 23 East; Sections: 1,
12, 13, 14, 23, 24, 25 and 36, Township: 4 South,
Range: 22 East; Sections: 17, 18, 19, 30, 31, 5, 6, 7
and 8, Township: 4 South, Range: 23 East; Sections:
35 and 36, Township: 2 South, Range: 22 East; Sec-
tions: 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2, 23, 24, 25, 26 and
36, Township: 3 South, Range: 22 East, known as
Florida Plant, Maxville Mine.
The file(s) containing the permit applications) are
available for inspection Monday through Friday,
except for District holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
at the Districtis Headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Pal-
atka, Florida, 32177-2529. You may also view files
at one of the District's Service Centers, but you
should call Service Center staff in advance to make
sure that the files are at a specific Service Center.
Service Center contact information is available
online at https://permitting.sjrwmd.com/epermit-
ting/jsp/contact.jsp. Additionally, most permit ap-
plication file documents can be viewed online at
http://floridaswater.com/permitting/index.html. To
obtain information on how to find and view permit
application file documents, go to the HELP tab in E-
Permitting and click on Support and FAQs and then
follow the directions provided under "How to find
a Technical Staff Report (TSR) or other application
file documents."
The decision on Standard General and Standard
permit applications will be made at the Districtis
Service Center where the application is processed,
unless the application is upgraded to an Individual
permit as explained below. A substantial objection
to a Standard General or Standard permit applica-
tion must be made in writing and filed with (received
by) the Director of Regulatory Information Manage-
ment, PO Box 1429, Palatka, Florida, 32178-1429,
or by e-mail at applicationsupport@sjrwmd.com,
within 14 days of notification of the application.
Please include either the Permit Application number
or the Project Name in the objection. Notification of
the application is either the fifth day after the date
on which the written notice is deposited in the U.S.
mail (forthose persons who receive actual notice by
U.S. mail), the day the notice is emailed (for those
persons who receive actual notice by email), orthe
date the notice is published in the newspaper (if ac-
tual notice is not provided by U.S. mail or email). A
"substantial objection" means a written statement
directed to the District that identifies the objector,
concerns hydrologic or environmental impacts of
the proposed consumptive use, and relates to ap-
plicable rule criteria. A timely substantial objection
will cause the Standard General or Standard permit
application to be considered an application for an
Individual permit. If the District receives a timely
substantial objection from you, then you will receive
written notice of the Districtis intended decision on
the permit application.
Please note that decisions on Individual permit
applications will be made either by the Districtis
Executive Director or designee (for those applica-
tions which are recommended for approval) or by
the Districtis Governing Board (for those applica-
tions which are recommended for denial). For
Individual permit applications, you are advised to
notify the District within 14 days of notification of
the applications) if you have questions, objections,
comments, or information regarding the consump-
tive use proposed in the permit application. If you
make a written request to the District for additional
information regarding a specific permit application,
you will be provided an opportunity to obtain the
available information. Please note that filing a writ-
ten objection does not entitle you to a Chapter 120,
Florida Statutes, administrative hearing.
Notice of intended (proposed) District Decision
will be provided to persons who have requested
individual notice. A request for individual notice of
intended (proposed) District Decision on the appli-
cation must be received by the District's Director of
the Division of Regulatory Information Management
prior to the date the notice of intended (proposed)
District Decision is generated.


Settlement and Petition to Deposit Funds into Court
Registry have been filed in this court. You are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any, on petitioner's attorney, whose name and ad-
dress are:
Robert D. Hines, Esq.
1312 W. Fletcher Avenue, Ste. B
Tampa, Florida 33612
on or before July 25, 2010, and to file the original
of the written defenses with the clerk of this court
either before service or immediately thereafter. Fail-
ure to serve and file written defenses as required
may result in a judgment or order for the relief de-
manded, without further notice.
Signed on June 24, 2010.
As Clerk of the Court
By:Sherri Dugger
As Deputy Clerk
7/15-8/5


ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT
DISTRICT GIVES NOTICE OF INTENDED DISTRICT
DECISION
The District gives notice of its intent to approve of
applications) for the following applicants) :
E I DuPont De Nemours & Co Inc, PO Box 753,
Starke, FL 32091, application #50079. The District
proposes to recommend the continued use of 159.7
million gallons per year of groundwater from the
upper and lower Floridan aquifer for the mining and
processing of heavy mineral sands and the use of
15 million gallons per year of groundwater from the
upper and lower Floridan aquifer for back-up pur-
poses only, for a quartz separation process through
March 4, 2013. The District also authorizes the con-
tinued use of 0.4 million gallons peryear of ground-
water from the intermediate aquifer for the mining
and processing of heavy mineral sands and 25,000
gpm of recycled surface water from one on-site
dredge lake for commercial/industrial use through
March 4, 2013. The withdrawals used by this pro-
posed project will consist of Ground Water from
Upper & Lower Floridan Aquifer via 1 proposed well
and 1 active well; Ground Water from Intermediate
Aquifervia 2 active wells in Baker, Clay, Duval, Brad-
ford Counties, located in Sections: 31, 32, 6 and 7,
Township: 3 South, Range: 23 East; Sections: 1,
12, 13,14, 23, 24, 25 and 36, Township: 4 South,
Range: 22 East; Sections: 17, 18, 19, 30,31, 5, 6, 7
and 8, Township: 4 South, Range: 23 East; Sections:
35 and 36, Township: 2 South, Range: 22 East; Sec-
tions: 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2, 23, 24, 25, 26and
36, Township: 3 South, Range: 22 East, known as
Florida Plant, Maxville Mine.
If you wish to receive a copy of a Technical Staff Re-
port (TSR) that provides the District staffs analysis
of a permit application, please submit your request
to: Director of Regulatory Information Management,
PO Box 1429, Palatka, Florida, 32178-1429, tele.
no. (386)3294268. Once a TSR becomes available,
you may also review it by going to the District's E-
Permitting Web site at http://floridaswater.com/per-
mitting/index.html. To obtain information on how to
find and view a TSR, click on the HELP FAQ in E-
Permitting and then follow the directions provided
under "How to find a Technical Staff Report (TSR)
or other application file documents."
A person whose substantial interests are or may be
affected has the right to request an administrative
hearing by filing a written petition with the St. Johns
River Water Management District (District). Pursu-
antto Chapter 28-106 and Rule 40C-1.1007, Florida
Administrative Code (F.A.C.), the petition must be
filed (received) either by delivery at the office of the
District Clerk at District Headquarters, P. 0. Box
1429, Palatka Florida 32178-1429 (4049 Reid St.,
Palatka, FL 32177) or by e-mail with the District
Clerk at Clerk@sjrwmd.com, within twenty-six (26)
days of the District depositing the notice of intend-
ed District decision in the mail (for those persons
to whom the District mails actual notice), within
twenty-one (21) days of the District mailing notice
of intended District decision (for those persons to
whom the District emails actual notice), or within
twenty-one (21) days of newspaper publication of
the notice of intended District decision (for those
persons to whom the District does not mail or email
actual notice). A petition must comply with Sections
120.54(5)(b)4. and 120.569(2)(c), Florida Statutes
(F.S.), and Chapter 28-106, F.A.C. The District will
not accept a petition sent by facsimile (fax). Media-
tion pursuant to Section 120.573, FS., is not avail-
able.

A petition for an administrative hearing is deemed
filed upon receipt of the complete petition by the
District Clerk at the District Headquarters in Palatka,
Florida during the Districtis regular business hours.
The District's regular business hours are 8:00
a.m. n 5:00 p.m., excluding weekends and District
holidays. Petitions received by the District Clerk
after the District's regular business hours shall be
deemed filed as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular Dis-
trict business day. The District's acceptance of peti-
tions filed by e-mail is subject to certain conditions
set forth in the Districtis Statement of Agency Or-
ganization and Operation (issued pursuant to Rule
28-101.001, Florida Administrative Code), which
is available for viewing at floridaswatercom. These
conditions include, but are not limited to, the peti-
tion being in the form of a PDF orTIFF file and being
capable of being stored and printed by the District.
Further, pursuant to the Districtis Statement of
Agency Organization and Operation, attempting to
file a petition by facsimile (fax) is prohibited and
shall not constitute filing.
Because the administrative hearing process is de-
signed to formulate final agency action, the filing of
a petition means the District's final action may be
different from the position taken by it in this notice.
Failure to file a petition for an administrative hear-
ing within the requisite time frame shall constitute
a waiver of the right to an administrative hearing.
(Rule 28106.111, F.A.C.).
To determine any legal rights you may have, you
can review the complete Notice of Rights at http://
floridaswater.com/noticeofrights/ or submit your
request to receive the Notice of Rights to the Direc-
tor of Regulatory Information Management (RIM),
4049 Reid Street, Palatka, Florida, 32177-2529,
tele. no. (386)329-4268.
Robert Presley, Director, Division of Regulatory
Information Management
St. Johns River Water Management District
7/1 5
HIGGINBOTHAM'S TOWING & RECOVERY
7611 WEST MT. VERNON
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicle will be sold at public auc-
tion 10:00 am at July 30, 2010, at Higginbotham's
Towing & Recovery, 7611 West Mt. Vernon, Glen
St. Mary, FL. 32040.
2002 Dodge Van
VIN #1B4GP15B12B563119
7/15
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Baker County District School Board will hold the
following PUBLIC HEARING on Monday, August
16, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, September
7, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. in the Baker County School
Board Meeting Room located at 270 South Boule-
vard East, Macclenny, Florida.
TOPIC: Discussion of "District's Strate-
gies on How to Meet Class Size Amend-
ment"
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO
ATTEND.
Sherrie Raulerson
Superintendent of Schools
7/1 5-9/1
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BAKER COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 02-2009-CP-19
Division
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JEROME THOMAS WOOD
Deceased.

NOTICE OF ACTION
(formal notice by publication)
TO: Joyce Wood, address unknown
David Wood, address unknown
Pam Wood, address unknown
Jeffrey Wood, address unknown
Jerome Wood, address unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition to Approve





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SOCIAL&SCHOOLS


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SOCIAL NOTICE SUBMISSION INFORMATION CONTACT US
Birth announcements, wedding notices and social events (military service notes and school graduations) must 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,
be submitted within four weeks of the event. All news and advertising must be submitted to the newspaper
office prior to 5:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to publication, unless otherwise noted or arranged. It is requested Macclenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063.
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Bentley Wray Davis

A son to Davises
Brandon and Candace Davis
of Sanderson are pleased to an-
nounce the birth of son Bentley
Wray Davis on June 5, 2010 at
4:20 am.
He weighed 7 lbs., 15 oz. and
was 211/2 inches long.
Proud grandparents are Dwight
and Cindy Davis of Sanderson,
Billy Curran of Sanderson and
Betty Clark of St. Augustine.


Shawn Murray

Son born June 20
Tabatha Lauramore and Dus-
tin Murray of Taylor are proud
to announce the arrival of son
Shawn Wesley Murray at 12:28
am on June 20, 2010 at Orange
Park Medical Center in Jackson-
ville. Shawn weighed 5 lbs. 15 oz.
and was 181/2" long.
Grandparents are Ronnie and
Dana Dugger of Glen St. Mary,
Micheal Lauramore of Mac-
clenny and Joe and Latrell Mur-
ray of Folkston. Great-grand-
father is Fred Gross of Taylor.
Great-grandmother is Myrtie
Lee Crews of Folkston. Uncles
include Kyle Lauramore of Glen
St. Mary and Joshua Murray of
Folkston.

Wed July 12th
Brandi Knight and Leroy Jay
Combs, both of Taylor, were
joined in marriage at 1:30 pm
July 12,2010 at the Baker County
courthouse.
Brandi is the daughter of Bob-
by and Marcy Knight of Bryceville
and Leroy is the son of Craig and
Lovice Combs of Taylor.


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Engagement told
David Lee Prosch and Jeanie
Teel Prosch of Glen St. Mary
are pleased to announce the en-
gagement of daughter Katy He-
laine of Jacksonville to Shane
Everette McClellan of Ridgefield,
Washington.
The prospective groom is the
son of Sheri and Victor Bottrel
of Ridgefield.
Mr. McClellan proposed to
Ms. Prosch in front of the Dis-
ney World castle and presented
her with a princess diamond.
The couple plans an Octo-
ber, 2011 wedding and following
Mr. McClellan's deployment to
Afghanistan and Ms. Prosch's
deployment to Africa, they will
reside in Jacksonville.

Benefit yard sale
The Baker County High School
Air Force Junior ROTC and its
Booster Club will be hosting a
yard sale Saturday, July 17 from
6:30 am 2:00 pm.
The yard sale will be at South-
east Propane on US 90 across
from Mercantile Bank in Glen St.
Mary. Please stop by and show
your support.


Welcomes daughter
Shaelyn and Makenna are pleased
to welcome sister Abigail Delaney Eft.
Abigail was born March 2 in Colorado.
She weighed 5 Ibs. 6 oz. and was 16Y2
inches long.
Parents are Neil and Celeste Eft of
Centennial, Co. Grandparents are Pat
(Granny Pat) and Joe (PaPa Joe) Raul-
erson of Glen St. Mary.




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PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
With the help of a puppet, dental hygienist Whitney Taylor, left, helps three year old Jadon Alexander and mom Dawnu-
nique learn the proper way to brush teeth.


Head Start screenings

Parents key to program's success


KELLEY LANNIGAN
FEATURES
features@bakercountypress.com
Baker County Middle School
was the site July to for annual
Head Start screenings for eligible
Baker County children 3-5 years
of age.
Head Start provides compre-
hensive health, education and
social services to income-eligible
families with the goal of ensur-
ing children enrolled are ready to
start school.
Autumn Tomas is director of
Head Start Comprehensive Ser-
vices in the Jacksonville office.
She was on hand to assist the
Baker County Head Start staff
working with the screenings.
"Parental support is an impor-
tant factor in how much the pro-
grams can benefit the children,"
said Ms. Tomas. "Parents get
education on things as basic as
the importance of good nutrition
and how it effects a child's ability
to learn."
The screenings help access
children based on national stan-
dards in a variety of areas such
as dental, hearing, vision, speech
and other areas of basic develop-
ment. The screenings are a useful
tool to identify areas in which a
child needs improvement.
Representatives from North-
east Florida Community Action
Council, Northeast Florida State
Hospital and the Baker County
Health Department were also
present at the screenings.
NFCAA, NEFSH and the
BCHD provided information on
additional supplemental services
to help educate parents and as-
sist them in utilizing commu-
nity resources. The availability
of such services underscores the
idea that helping the families at
all levels naturally benefits the
children.


An example of such services
is the Family Self-Sufficiency
Program administered through
NFCAA.
The program helps make
members of income eligible fam-
ilies aware of job development
training, tuition assistance for
vocational and post secondary
education, childcare and trans-
portation services, saving and in-
vestment opportunities and even
advice on starting a business.
NEFSH employee Cindy
Strickland works with the fa-
cilities outpatient Behavioral
Healthcare Services Drop-In
Center. The center provides pro-
fessional mental health counsel-
ing on a sliding scale to make
it accessible to everyone in the
community, especially lower in-
come families.
"It's hard to help your kids if
you need some help yourself,"
she said. "The overall benefits to
the entire family is very evident
if parents can get counseling and
therapy for mental health issues.
I've seen people come in who
were at rock bottom and turn
their lives completely around be-
cause they can get the right kind
of help."
Three-year-old Jadon Alex-
ander of Macclenny was at the
screening with mom Dawnu-
nique.
During his visit, Young Jadon
grew quite enamored of Fran-
nie, the pink dinosaur puppet
that Whitney Taylor, a hygienist
with the BCHD, used to help him
learn about the importance of
dental care.
Ms. Taylor invited Jadon to
help practice good dental hygiene
by using a toothbrush to vigor-
ously polish the dinosaur's teeth.
He was rewarded with a booklet
on dental care and his own new


toothbrush and a tube of tooth-
paste.
Frannie's message to Jadon
was, "Brush twice a day, get your
parents to help you and don't eat
too many sugary snacks. Even
fruit juice has too much sugar if
you don't brush your teeth after-
wards."


We like to thank Moody's Chevron and the community for
supporting the Little League 10 year old boys with their fund
raising car wash. The boy's are headed to Titusville July 17
for their regional tournament. Our boys took the district 11
undefeated around the region. The boys have two of the best
coaches in Baker County Little League All-Star. Coach Jason
Combs and Craig Johnson.
Team Players names, Regain, Trad, Dillon, Wade, Jared, Logan, Tyler.
Boys not in picture Josh, Jordan, Austin, Caleb


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Summer Ending League
is now forming for more information call
Joel Burnett at 259-1525 or 571-2943
$400 league fee for 2 tournaments and 12 regular games
First 6 game balls included.
Money must be in by Wednesday, July 28
Opening tournament starts Saturday, July 31
Also a Women's League has asked to be started-
if we have enough teams enter we will start one Aug. 7

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OBITUARIES


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12
JULY 15, 2010


CHURCH AND OBITUARY NOTICE INFORMATION CONTACT US
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David Chambers,
59, loved outdoors
David Alan Chambers Sr.,
59, of Glen St. Mary died July 8,
2010. He was born in Mansfield,
Ohio to Ar-
thur John
Chambers
Jr. and
Sandra Ei-
leen Mack
on June 16,
1951. Mr. a
Chambers
was a resi-
dent of Bak-
er County
for 29 years
and a mem-
eand a mthe David Chambers
ber of the
First Christian Church of Mac-
clenny.
David graduated from En-
glewood High School in Jack-
sonville in 1969. He enjoyed
hunting, fishing, scalloping, lob-
stering, playing horseshoes and
flying model airplanes. He was
preceded in death by father Ar-
thur John Chambers Jr.
Survivors include his wife of
37 years, Pamela Chambers of
Glen; mother Sandra Chambers
Bergeron of Macclenny; children
Alan (Jenny) Chambers of Glen
and Heather (Wesley) Canaday
of Baxter; sister Debbie Greene
of Jacksonville; grandchildren
Hunter, Brooklyn and Kelton
Chambers and Clayton Cana-
day; several nieces, nephews
and cousins.
The funeral service was held
July 13 at 1:oo pm at Emman-
uel Baptist Church with pastors
Doug Allen and Michael B. Ra-
mondetta officiating. Interment
followed at Taylor Cemetery in
Taylor. Ferreira Funeral Ser-
vices was in charge of arrange-
ments.

Emily Click, 81,

a native of Glen
Emily Thomas Click, 81, of
Daytona Beach passed away on
July 6th, 2010 in the company of
her loving
son after a ..1*
lengthy ill-
ness.
Emily
was born in
Glen St. Ji '
Mary on
December
29, 1928,
the lith
of 13 chil-
dren born
to Arthur
and Pearl Emily Click
Thomas.
She moved to Jacksonville as a
child and graduated from An-
drew Jackson High School in
1946. She married Harold Click
and lived the life of a Navy wife
traveling to many places dur-
ing her husband's 22 years of
service, including tours in New-
foundland and Spain.
She came to Daytona in 1963,
worked for Publix and was a
proud member of First Baptist
Church. Her parents, 12 sib-
lings, and her beloved husband
Harold preceded her in death.
She leaves behind to cherish
her memory son Phillip "Scott"
Click; granddaughter Nicole and
her mother Beverly Mroz; sister
Lorraine Harris; sisters- in-law
Jocile Click Thwang and Eunice
Thomas; many loving nieces
and nephews.
The funeral service for Mrs.
Clock was held Friday, July 9 at
the Daytona Chapel of Lohman
Funeral Home with Pastor Ron-
nie Barton officiating. Interment
was at Daytona Memorial Park.


MACCLENNY
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am -11:00 am
Worship Services


Herbert Floyd Sr.,
72, of Macclenny
Herbert Eugene Floyd Sr., 72,
of Macclenny died July 6, 2010.
He was born in Bonifay, FL on
January 31,
1938. He
honorably
served in
the Navy
and was a
member of
the IUOE
Local 25.

was a resi-
dent of Bak-
er County
since 199o
aftsnce 10 Herbert Floyd
after mov-
ing from
Jacksonville and was a Baptist.
He enjoyed fishing and spend-
ing time with his family.
Survivors include his wife
of 50 years, Mrs. H.E. Floyd of
Macclenny; children Herbert
Eugene Floyd Jr. and Steven
Dale (Wanda) Floyd, both of
Glen St. Mary, Wayne Floyd of
Bryceville, Davey Mark Floyd of
Taylor and Allen Floyd of Mac-
clenny; sister Shirley Cornejo
of Miramar, FL; grandchildren
Steven (Lara Leigh) Floyd, April
(Billy) Herron, Matthew Floyd,
Jessica Floyd and Jennifer
Floyd; seven great-grandchil-
dren; one cousin.
The funeral service was held
July to at 11:oo am at V. Todd
Ferreira Funeral Services Chapel
with Pastor John A. Raulerson
officiating. Interment followed
at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Lewis Hicks, 76,
ofBryceville dies
Lewis Eddie Hicks, 76, of Bry-
ceville died at his residence fol-
lowing an extended illness. He
was born in Bryceville to Eddie
Lee Hicks and Hazel Jane Green
Hicks. He retired from Terminal
Bag Company and was preceded
in death by wife Shirley Crews
Hicks.
Survivors include his son
Wade Hicks of Bryceville; daugh-
ters Audrey (Pete) Lauramore
of Macclenney, Latrelle (Mose)
Jewell of Sanderson and De-
nise (Buddy) Hill of Bryceville;
brother Kelly (Geraldine) Hicks;
sister Doris Evelyn (Douglas)
Hodges; eight grandchildren;
20 great-grandchildren; three
great-great-grandchildren; nu-
merous nieces, nephews and
other relatives.
The funeral service was held
July 12 at 11:oo am at the St.
George Church of God with Rev.
Grady Albritton and Rev. James
Conner officiating. Interment
followed at Boone's Creek Cem-
etery. Pallbearers were Robbie
Jewell, Jody Jewell, Michael
Hicks, Travis Hill, Timmy Johns
and David Chisholm. Shepard
Funeral Home of Folkston, GA.
was in charge of arrangements.

THE LORD'S

CHURCH
Intersection of CR 125 & 250 in
Taylor.. 259-8353
Sunday school: 10:00 am
Sunday service: 11:00 am
Wednesday Night Bible
Study: 6:30 pm
Family style dinner ~ 1st Sunday of
the month following service
'A church alive is worth the drive!'


Marvin Sigers,
84, dies July 12
Marvin J. Sigers, 84, of Glen
St. Mary died Monday, July 12,
2010. He was a native and life-
long resi-
dent of Bak-
er County.
He was the
son of John
and Serena
Sigers and
was preced-
ed in death
by brother
Elzy Sigers.
Survi-
vors include
his wife of
Mhis ie o arvin Sigers
30 years,
Linda Gail
Sigers of Glen St. Mary; brother
Ralph Sigers of Macclenny; sis-
ter Nancy Braddock of Jackson-
ville; son Ronnie (Dixie) Sigers;
daughters Deborah (Richard)
Hodges, Carol (Jimmy) Taylor,
Kim (Gary) Mercer; son-in-law
Randy Acklin; 14 grandchildren;
29 great-grandchildren; a great-
great-grandchild; many nieces
and nephews.
The viewing will be held
Thursday, July 15 from 6:00-
8:00 pm. The funeral service
will be July 16 at 11:oo am at
Macclenny First Assembly of
God where he attended, with
Revs. Joshua Potts and Linda
Adkins officiating. Internment
will follow at South Prong Cem-
etery in Sanderson. Cedar Bay
Funeral Home is in charge of ar-
rangements.
Infant daughter
Jullian Williams
Jullian Beth Williams, infant
daughter of Derrick and Sarah
Williams of Folkston, GA, died
July 5, 2010 at Southeast Geor-
gia Health System in Brunswick.
Jullian was born July 5.
Along with her parents she
is survived by sister Eden Wil-
liams; grandparents Mary Inez
Maxwell Dowling, Mary Beth
Williams, and Lawrence Doug-
las Spencer; numerous aunts,
uncles, cousins and other rela-
tives.
The funeral service was held
at 7:30 pm on July 12 at Shepard
Funeral Home in Folkston. Me-
morialization was by cremation.




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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The Road
to Calvary
Corner of Madison & Stoddard
Glen St. Mary
Rev. Tommy & Doris Anderson
Youth Director Margie Howard
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


John Metts Jr.,
34, of Baldwin
John Darrell Metts Jr., 34,
died Saturday, July 3, 2010. He
was born November 24, 1975 in
Alexandria, Louisiana. John was
a lifelong resident of Baldwin, a
Protestant and loved hunting
and fishing.
Survivors include father
and mother Darrell and Susan
Metts; brother Justin Metts; sis-
ter Jessica Metts; a host of other
relatives and friends.
The funeral service was held
July 9 at noon at the First Bap-
tist Church of Baldwin with
Rev. Tim Rigdon officiating. In-
terment followed at Riverside
Memorial Park in Jacksonville.
Cedar Bay Funeral Home of
Jacksonville was in charge of ar-
rangements.

Heartfelt thanks
The family of Mrs. Dorothy
Burnsed would like to thank fam-
ily and friends for all of the calls,
cards, food and beautiful flowers.
Also we would like to thank Pas-
tor Gene Burnsed, Pastor Randy
Williams and Pastor Perry Hayes,
and First Baptist Church of Glen
St. Mary. A special thank you to
Sheriff Joey Dobson and staff
and Bill Guerry Funeral Home.
Most of all we want to thank
everyone for their thoughts and
prayers that were so deeply ap-
preciated.
GARY AND KAREN BURNSED
AND FAMILY


DINKINS NEW
CONGREGATIONAL
METHODIST CHURCH
CR 127 N. of Sanderson
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday morningg Service 11:00 am
Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm
Wed. Night Service 7:30 pm
Pastor Allen Crews
Assistant Pastor Timothy Alford
Youth Pastor Brian Poole

Sanderson Chrst
Revved Center
Pastor: Harold Finley
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Service 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Service 7:30 pm
Come see the exating things
the Lord is doing.
\Corner of Sapp Rd. and CR 229

Mt. Zion N.C.

Methodist Church
121 North t 259-4461
Macclenny, FL
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


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


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523 North Boulevard W.
Four blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclenny
Pastor Dome E. WiWns lm 259-4529


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


St. James Episcopal Church

Minnesota Ave. & 5th Street
Macclenny

: / Sunday Worship

5:30 pm
.I/ Paul Smith, Vicar **259-9198





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




23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Children's Church 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J. C. Lauramore welcomes all






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270 US Highway 301 N. Baldwin FL 32234
www.giddensreedfh.com
904-266-2337 904-387-0055
Baldwin Jacksonville
Arrangements made in your home or our facility
Fair & Reasonable Prices
Funeral & Cremation Services
Locally Owned & Family Operated
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CHRISTIAN

FELLOWSHIP

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


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

Youth Programs


Sunday School
Common Ground Sunday
Common Ground Wed. (Teens)
God Kids Sunday
God Kids Wednesday


Associate Pastor
Tim Thomas
2594575


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


10:00 am
11:00 am
7:00 pm
11:00 am
7:00 pm


Youth Pastor
Gary Crummy


www.christianfellowshiptemple.com


PmnlmI 81SWo.


I;11:00 am
I | ., Wed. Bible Study
' 2' 7:30 pm
S s"^ Minister
Sam F. Pitching





THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


In Loving Memory
of our Daddy
Earnie Davis
7/14/1946 3/08/2010
Out of all the daddys that God
picked through,
We thank Him everyday that
He picked you.
You were always there to lend
a hand,
To pick us up when we could
not stand.
To guide, love and show us the
way,
We know you watch over us
each and every day.
You always knew when some-
thing was not quite right,
And you would always find
a way tofix it before the day
turned night.
Thank you, Daddy, for always
believing and having faith in us,
We just can't believe that you
had to leave.
We know you are with us every
day,
We know we will make it, you
will lead the way.
So we'll try not to be sad,
Daddy, for we know that you
Are standing with the Lord, no
goodbye.
Until the day we are walking in
Heaven together,
That day, Daddy, will be re-
membered forever.
Happy Birthday, Daddy, You
are always in our hearts.
LOVING AND MISSING YOU,
LIrrTLE BIT, SAM, MAN, SCOOTER
AND SKEETER

In Loving Memory
of
Earnie Davis
7/14/1946 3/08/2010
Miss you so
Today I gave you roses.
I gave you forty-four,
One red rose for every year
that you shared with me.
As Placed them on your grave
my tears fell silently
for the man I truly loved
who is nowjust a memory.
I know that those roses
will slowly whither away.
But a memory so precious
with me will always stay.
It will never ease the sadness
or the pain I've come to know
For no matter how much time
goes by,
I will always miss you so.
YOUR LOVING WIFE, HELEN

Holy Ghost revival
The tabernacle Of The Enlight-
ened Church of God, Inc. in Mar-
garetta is having a Holy Ghost
revival July 16-17 beginning at
7:30 pm on July 18 starting at
11:00 am. Everyone is invited to
attend.

Gospel sing
Vineyard of Love Ministry
Church in Olustee invites every-
one to join them July 17 at 7:30
pm for a gospel sing.


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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


Arlington's Tree Hill Nature Preserve


A Day

Away

KELLEY LANNIGAN

Established in 1971, Tree Hill
Nature Preserve is an undevel-
oped 50-acre oasis located just
minutes off the Arlington Ex-
pressway in Jacksonville. Allow-
ing for traffic, it's about a 50-min-
ute drive from Baker County.
Tree Hill offers such amenities
as a natural history museum with
magnificent murals, picnic areas
and hiking in a beautiful wood-
land setting. Flowers are planted
on the grounds to specifically
attract butterflies and humming-
birds.
Goats, owls, turtles and some
pampered resident chickens
are among the animals that find
sanctuary at the center, which
also hosts numerous educational
programs and public events, like
its annual butterfly festival, on a
regular basis. Master naturalists
are on staff for optional guided
tours by appointment.
The glass and metal structure
of the center's tall pyramid atri-
um, although visually impressive,
at first seems oddly juxtaposed
with the land and the trees. Yet, it
is skillfully designed so the lower
half of the structure blends subtly
into the environment.
The building, like the lovingly
tended grounds and hiking trails,
underscores the message that is
the heart of Tree Hill's philoso-
phy. Technology must function
in harmony with the natural
environment and the preserva-
tion of the past depends on the
responsible stewardship of the
future.
Walking though the museum
is a journey along a time line
starting with prehistoric Florida
and moving to the present day.
It's hard to imagine, but 1o,ooo
years ago woolly mammoths
roamed around the state of Flor-


when you are immersed in its
depths. It's easy to completely
forget you are in the middle of
a major metropolitan area filled
with honking car horns, traffic
and engine exhaust. Even as you
walk away from the parking lot,
the noise and traffic of city streets
fall away, muffled by the thick
stands of hardwood trees. By the
time you pass the gopher tortoise
habitat and the butterfly gardens
adjacent to the nature center,
the silence has totally enveloped
you.
On the trails, among towering
oak and pines, the rush of wind
through the leaves is the back-
ground music. It's the same on
the boardwalks and dock; all you
hear is the bubbling of the sandy-
bottomed stream.
Tree Hill's entry fees $4 for
adults and $2 for children far
less than the cost of a movie or a
sandwich in a restaurant, are re-
markable considering what you
get in return. You can also buy
a membership or opt to visit the
center on designated Saturdays
when families get a special rate


PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Above, Tree Hill Nature
Center.
At right are the Tree
Hill goats.


ida. Kids will love the
massive model skull
of a woolly mam-
moth (the original is
in storage) that dom-
inates the atrium just
inside the museum
entrance. Other fos-
sils, including pre-
historic giant shark
teeth are on display
also.
After touring the
history museum, vis-
itors can hike at their
leisure along the pre-
serve's numerous walking trails
that wind through thickly for-
ested terrain and meander past
swamps and over streams. Items
of interest are marked along the


at Macclenny Revival Center
217 N. Lowder St., Macclenny
July 19 23 at 7:30 pm nightly



Saturday, July 24 at 11:00 am
Dinner following worship service
Come and bring a friend.
Pastor: Rev. Larry Graham ~ Moderator: Rev. Robert 'Cricket' Watson

Glen Congregational Holiness

Campground


CAMPMEETING

July 18-23


Sunday, July 18 at 6:00 pm

July 19-23 at 7:30 pm nightly

July 20-23 at 10:30 am nightly


Rev. Justin Griffis

Rev. Robert Luke

Rev. Justin Griffis


& Rev. Jonathan Church




SEast Andrews St. in Glen St. Mary


trails and wildlife sightings are
common, especially birds.
Tree Hill is rich in a single
commodity that is becoming in-
creasingly rare in today's society
- quiet.
The preserve's intimate prox-
imity to a heavily populated
urban area is hard to imagine


of $5.
Tree Hill is located at 7125
Lone Star Road and open Mon-
day through Saturday from 8 am
- 4:30 pm. It's closed Sundays
and holidays. Visit the website at
www.treehill.org or call 904-724-
2626.


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The Baker County Health Department
CHILD AND BABYSITTING SAFETY COURSE
provides training on:
* Handling Emergencies Proper hand washin
* Basic choking and first aid care Proper method for c
* Supervising children Professional leaders
* Indoor and outdoor safety skills skills


Call for information and registration: 259-6291 ext. 3000
Cost of class is $20 (includes textbook and certification card)
Working Toward Wellness
Baker County Health Department -
480 West Lowder Street
Macclenny, FL 32063 I L


WORSHIP ENCOUNTER
AN EVENING OF INTENSE, INTIMATE WORSHIP WITH
FATHER/SON DUO
MARSHALL AND JOE COMBS.
THEY WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY A STAGE FULL OF SKILLFUL,
ANOINTED MUSICIANS AND SINGERS.

Thursday, July 15 7 pm River of Life, Hilliard

Friday, July 16 7 pm Destiny People Worship Center

Saturday, July 17 6 pm Integrity Ministries, St. Augustine

Sunday, July 18 10 am Journey Fellowship, Lake City


6 pm First Assembly of God,
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Macclenny


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V. Todd Ferreira, L.F.D.


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Fresh vegetables, taking orders now.
New patch of Sliver Queen corn,
bushel $6, one bushel $12, new patch
of Okra picked fresh daily bushel
$16, one bushel $30. We also have new
patches of peas, pink-eye, white acre and
zipper. Sands Farm. 904-259-6891, 904-
303-1501. 7/15-7/22c
Green peanuts, Valenbia, washed and
graded, $30 a bushel. 386-752-3434.
7/8-8/26p
2006 Honda 450R, 2004 Kawasaki 700
KSX, low hours, garage kept, $3500
each or $6000 for both. 289-7784 or
591-1763. 7/15p
1 gallon blueberry plants $2 up. Mus-
cadine grapes $1.50 up. Pomegranates,
fruit trees apple, pear, plum, pecan, fig.
Thornless black berries at low prices. Del
available 904-845-2686 Hilliard.
5/20-7/29p
Got roaches? Buy Harris Famous Roach
Tablets or Powder. Eliminates roaches or
your money back, guaranteed. Available
at Bennett's Feed. 10/15tfc
Furniture, four piece white kids bed-
room suite, nightstand, armoire, chang-
ing table, three-way bed/crib, toddler bed
and full $350. Oak armoire with pewter
knobs $125. Computer desk, 53" long,
topshelf and cabinet, filing drawers
$125.226-4164. 7/15p
Bankruptcies, divorce, wills and any
other court documents prepared, no-
tary service. Call John Swanson at 257-
9033. 6/17tfc
Beautiful dark green leather sofa and
love seat, vary rarely used, paid $1500,
asking $750. 904-303-7002. 7/15p
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
Canvases, drawing pads and much
more! On sale now. The Office Mart, 110
S. Fifth Street, 259-3737. tfc
Taking orders, fresh vegetables, peas,
corn, okra. Sands Farm 259-6891, 303-
1501. 7/15-7/22p
Sony 30" high definition wide scree TV,
works great $150. Norther Star 800 watt
generator, 13 hp. Honda Engine, 8" Nu-
matic tires, $800. 904-742-9399. 7/15p
2009 Polaris Ranger 700 XP, special
edition, 4x4, black, 120 hours, looks
brand new, windshield, top, back, bum-
pers, many extras $10,500. 591-2640.
7/8-7/15p
Gravely commercial mower, walk be-
hind with Sulky, 175 hours, looks new,
runs great, $1000, 591-2640. 7/15tfc
2008 Wells Cargo 4x6 enclosed MPT
utility trailer G.V.W. 1100 pounds, $2000
for travel. 259-6902. 7/15p





2009 Chevrolet Impala LT, power win-
dows, locks, seat. AC, AM/FM CD, key-
less remote start, reduced $14,895. Call
today 904-422-3633. 7/15c
2009 chevrolet Cobalt 2 LT, automatic,
power windows/lock, AM/FM CD, key-
less remote, allow wheels. As low as
$10,990. 904-422-3633. 7/15c
2009 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ 4x4,
low miles, loaded, full power, naviga-
tion, DVD, sunroof, alloy wheels, save
$15,000. Call today 904-422-3633.
7/15c
2006 Buick Lucerne CXL, extra clean
with low miles only $14,990. Call today
904-422-3633. 7/15c
2005-2008 Trailblazers, 2wd, and 4wd,
four to choose from. As low as $15,954.
Call today 904-422-3633. 7/15c
2008 Chevrolet Silverado extended cab,
4x5, 45,000 miles, XM radio, Onstar, DC,
5.3L V8, bedliner for only $21,590. 904-
422-3633. 7/15c
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 SXT regular cab,
red, low miles, power windows/locks,
CD, cruise, bedliner, chrome wheels,
$13,500. Call today 904-422-3633.
7/15c


2010 Chevy Camaro SS, less than 2000
miles, fully loaded and ready for the
summer. Save thousands over new, Call
today 904-422-3633. 7/15c
2008 Toyota Highlander V6, low miles,
pearl white, power windows/locks/mir-
rors, CD, AC, cruise, keyless remote, only
19,590. Call today 904-422-3633.7/15c
2007 Ford Escape XLT low mileage gas
saver power windows/locks/mirrors,
sunroof, Audiophile 6-disc CD, like new
only $14,995. Call today 904-422-3633.
7/15c
1990 Suzuki Katana 750 street bike,
asking 1500 OBO. 259-7920. 7/15p
1987 Ford F150, 302 motor, new com-
puter, new tires, needs transmission
work, $1500 OBO. 904-616-3911.7/15p


1988 Chevy LWB, automatic, 305, fuel
injection, new exhaust, towing package,
cold A/C, $1600, 591-2640. 7/15tfc





Christian babysitting in my Glen St.
Mary home. Certified pre-school teacher.
364-7315. 7/15p
Local fundraising, 50% of all sales ben-
efit your organization. Do you know of or
are you a part of a school, church, sports
team, club, day care, youth group or
any other organization needing to raise
money? Celebrating Home fundraising
program may be just what you are look-
ing for. Contact Barbara Belleville 904-
622-8200 or belleville48@comast.net
7/8-7/15p
Painting? 10x10 room, approximately
$200. 259-0545. 7/15-7/22p
Painting? 10x10 room, approximately
$200. 259-0545. 7/15-7/22p
Babysitting in my home, Monday Fri-
day, 6:00 am 6:00 pm, hot meals and
snacks included, all ages. Call Becky
759-0288. 7/15p





CKC registered Chihuahua puppies,
eight weeks old, all females, have
health certificates, weigh between 12-2
pounds each, $350 each. 259-3794 or
591-2636. 7/15p
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc





375 acres in Dublin, Georgia, food plots
established and camp house that sleeps
10, shower and skinning shed, $850.
222-1628. 7/8-7/15p
Trail Ridge Hunting Club, located near
Macclenny, Florida, is accepting new
members. There are 7,853 acres avail-
able for hunting. Primarily dog-hunting,
with some areas for still-hunting. For
more information call 904-608-3281 or
904-259-4368. 7/8-7/15p





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claims. Respondents should use caution
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Relief staff, Live-in weekend position
providing support and supervision to
adults with disabilities in a residential
setting. Hours are from Friday 1:30
pm to Sunday 10:00 pm, every other
weekend. Sleep time provided. High
school diploma or GED and two years
minimum experience in education, child
care, medical, psychiatric, nursing fields
or working with people with develop-
mental disabilities are required. Apply
in person at Comprehensive Community
Services, Inc. 678 West Macclenny Av-
enue. ADA/EOE/Drug free workplace.
7/15-7/22c
Chuck Satterwhite State Farm Insurance
seeking insurance customer service
representative and sales. Experience
preferred, but not required. Salary plus
commission. Please provide resume
904-259-6271. 521 S. 6th Street, Mac-
clenny. 6/24-7/15p
Drivers, CRST needs you! Immediate
opportunities. no CDL, no problem.
CDL training available. Great benefits
and start earning $750-$800/week. Call
today 1-866-457-6236. 7/15-8/5p
Heavy duty diesel mechanic needed,
Travel Centers of America, Baldwin loca-
tion, 1024 US 301 South. Driver's license
required. Please apply to Mark Holmes,
Shop Manager. 904-266-4281, ext. 22.
10/ltfc



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Main Street Market is for sale. The price
is $15,000. Well established for almost
two years. Great location with ample
parking. Only serious inquiries please.
Call Carla, she's ready to retire and pur-
sue her in-home businesses, Mary Kay
and Qivana and spend more time with
the grandbaby. 259-1111 or 477-4107.
7/15-7/22p





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Macclenny Realty, Inc.
WE HAVE THE HOME FOR YOU
533 S. 6th St. Macclenny 259-7709
Wayne Combs, Lic. Real Estate Broker ~ Cell. 338-4528
Anne Kitching, Realtor ~ Cell. 892-8064
Gary Taylor, Realtor Cell. 568-4800


River front cabin. Private dedvery
Country home with beautiful pasture land quiet and overlooking the beautiful St.
and hugepecan shade trees all on 5.50 acres. Marys River A must see for a vacation
$159,000 home, close to home on 2 acres! $129,900


REAL ESTATE
3 BR, 2BA 2286 SFhouse
built in 1976 with many
upgrades. Beautifully main-
tained with some tile. Large
yard with workshop, garage,
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potting shed. New roof a/c
and pump. See to appreciate.
$198,000
VACANT LAND
1 acre lot with trees. High
& Dry! In Hunters Ridge.
$34,900
Beautiful 7.33 acre lot with
mature oaks and nice pasture.


Seller willdivide. $120,000
High and dry 7.5 acres for
youtobuildyourdreamhome
on or put a mobile home.
Worth the ride! $64,900
COMMERCIAL
GENERAL
Great location for future
development. 5 acres zoned
c i. .. ..1. i- U D.
$235,000
Excellent corner for busi
ness..92 acre located on US
Hwy 90 zoned commercial
general. $219,900


Great location for retail
business 1404 SF build-
ing currently used as a car
lot No sign on property
Zoned commercial general"
$250,000
Updated old style house
with new wiring and panel
box, tile with 5 rooms
plus bath. Perfect for of-
fces Zoned commercial.
$119,900
Excellent business location.
Four lots total 1.20 acres with
approx. 320 Ft. Hwy 121
frontage. $419,000


call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777.
The toll free telephone number for the
impaired is 1-800-927-9275.
FSBO, 1/5 acre +/-, 308 N. 5th Street,
Macclenny. $22,000. 904-487-1184.
7/15p
3 BR, 2 BA singlewide mobile home on
2.6 acres, fully landscaped with pond,
25x30 concrete bock garage, two car
carport, new hardwood flooring, new
refrigerator and stove. Central H/A, nice
quiet neighborhood. $79,900. Call 259-
5149 Monday Friday. 7/15-8/5p
3 acres, high and dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included, owner
financing. 912-843-8118. 2/22tfc
2 BR, 1 BA house and singlewide with
central H/A on 1/2 acres, $40,000 OBO. 3
BR, 3 BA doublwide with central H/A on
3/ acres, pond, front and back porch,
barn $62,000. Located in Georgia bend.
Call Rick 904-259-6101. 7/15p
FSBO, 3 BR, 2 BA completely remodeled
1989 doublewide on 2/ acres cleared,
$85,000. 275-4534. 7/8-7/15p
2005 Fleetwood doublewide, 2100 SF, 4
BR, 2 BA, fireplace, two decks, very nice,
ready to move in. On city lot in Mac-
clenny, $79,500 OBO. 904-226-3064,
904-259-5383. 7/15-7/22p
House problems? Need help selling or
buying, we may have a solution. Call
904-230-3017. 7/15-7/22p





5 BR, 2 BA doublewide, big fenced yard,
$800/month. 904-626-0595. 7/15p
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service
animals only, $500-$575 plus deposit.
904-860-4604. 3/17tfc
3 BR, 2 BA singlewide 11 miles south
of 1-10 on Hwy. 121 $550/month, $550
deposit. References and credit check
required. 904-545-2275. 7/15-7/22p


1 BR mobile home, $200 deposit, $400/
month. 259-2787. 7/8-7/15p
2 BR, 2 BA new H/A, new appliances,
extra clean, service animals only, $650
deposit, $650/month. 259-2121. 7/1tfc
2 BR, 1 BA house in south Sanderson
$600/month plus $300 deposit. 904-
838-0598. 7/15-7/22p
3 BR, 2 BA new brick home on 1/2 acre,
7579 Madison, $995/month, first last
and security required. 954-263-7311.
6/24-7/15p


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WIDE OPEN SPACES! MLS#497407 This 3BR 2BA
home sits on almost 1 acre. Just minutes away from
the railsto trails. Perfect for the horse lover. $69,900
WELL MAINTAINED! MLS#533379 3BR 2BA SWMH
on .5 acre in quiet neighborhood. Front & back decks.
New chain linkfencing. Two storage sheds. $64,900
THISISA FIXERUPPER! MLS#529124Large3BR3BA
hm situated on 3.5 acres. Largeopenformal living rm,
sep. dining rm, kitchen w/breakfast bar. Two rooms
have been painted. Twofireplaces. $211,000
EXCEPTIONAL HOME! MLS#539188 This 3BR 2BA
hm is located in Sands Point Subdivision on cul-de-
sac lot. 42" cabinets, cathedral ceilings, garden tub
w/ separate shower, security system and much more!
$180,000
REMARKABLE HOME! MLS#529356 This 3BR 2BA
hm sits on 2 acres. Bright & open floor plan with
many extras. Eat-in kitchen w breakfast bar. Lots of
upgrades. Seller can close quickly! $199,999
GREAT PRICE! MLS#531346 This 4BR 2BA 2,452
SF home sits on 1 acre. Located in Settlers Ridge.
Formal living rm & dining rm. 1 Year home warranty.
$229,900
JAXRANCH CLUB- MLS#452129 Get away from city
by owning this spectacular vacant lot of 2.53 acres.
Come canoe and ride horses. $65,000
GREAT DEAL!- MLS#541234 Enjoythisquiet country
neighborhood. Brick front/vinyl siding 4BR 2BA hm
sits on huge .90 acre lot. Large family rm, eat in
kitchen& more. $210,000


A MUST SEE! MLS#514241 Beautiful corner lot,
former Richmond model. 4BR 2.5 BA, tile fir, Ig
family rm w built-in bookcases. Crown molding,
corain countertops, work desk off kitchen. Covered &
screened back porch. $232,000
WHAT A DEAL! MLS#496329 Great home for the
price. 4BR 2BA concrete block home. Currently rents
for $925 month. $94,900
NOW IS THE TIME! MLS#473281 Invest in river
property. Gorgeous and well built Destiny MH.
New septic, power & AC unit. All new upgrades
and completely remodeled. New wooden decks.
$134,000
COUNTRYHOME!- MLS#530336This4BR2BA 1,949
SF hm isfull of charm &sits on almost 5 acres. Features
spring fed fully stocked pond. Hm has lifetime metal
roof, 2 brand new AC units, water softener. Over sized
detached garage would hold 5 + cars, attached 2 car
garage. $334,900
LOTS OF CHARM! MLS#496310 Looking for wide
open spaces? This is it! Great 1.5 acre parcel of land
with adorable 3BR 1BA home. $168,500
HANDY-MAN SPECIAL! MLS#534326 The repairs
are estimated at $5,000. Needs new carpet, paint,
some drywall patches, glass for broken windows,
countertopsand refrigerator. $22,900
BRING ALL OFFERS! MLS#532870 Short sale. 3BR
1BA home on nice corner lot across the street from
YMCA complex in the heart of MacClenny. $69,000


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Homes and mobile homes for rent from
$750-850 monthly. 259-2255 or 813-
1580. 11/13tfc
2 BR, 1 BA large living room, very open
floor plan, recently built, $650/month.
259-4690 please leave message. 7/15p
Near Glen St. Mary, 3 BR, 3 BA living
room, dining room, fireplace, 2000 SF
block home, carpet on one acre, fenced
yard, five minutes from 1-10 and shop-
ping, $1050/month, small security and
light deposit. 904-327-7124, leave mes-
sage. 6/24-7/15p
6 BR, 41 BA, new construction, 3000 SF,
two story in city limits, no smoking, ser-
vice animals only, $1500. 904-233-0980.
7/15p
2 BR, 1 BA apartment, 229 S. Third
Street, $595/month, $500 deposit, 12
month lease, 351 N. Lowder. 259-9797.
7/15tfc
3 BR, 2 BA house in the city, approxi-
mately 1000 SF, $750/month plus equal
security deposit. Ready to move in. 259-
6546, 259-4602 after 5:00 pm. 7/15tfc
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on 1 acre, 125
S. and Mudlake Road. Lawn maintenance
and water softener included, $750/month,
$1050 deposit. 904-259-9066.7/8-7/15p
Northwood Apartments, 307 E. Ohio
Avenue, now accepting applications for 2
and 3 BR units only. Must qualify, based
on tenant selection plan. Section 8. Appli-
cations accepted Wednesday only, equal
housing opportunity. 7/8-7/15c
2 BR, 1 BA house, central H/A, washer/
dryer hookup, ceiling fans, nice back
yard, $695 deposit, $695/month, 41 W.
Ohio Avenue, 259-6488. 7/15p
2 or 3 BR mobile home for rent on acre.
Service animals only, garbage pickup,
sewer, water and lawn maintenance
provided, rent $385-$550, family neigh-
borhood. 912-843-8118; 904-699-8637.
10/29tfc
3 BR, 1/ BA two story house 1661 SF,
fenced yard, new floors, 121 Morris Av-
enue behind fire station. Small pets OK.
Too see inside call 904-226-1869 for ap-
pointment $850/month, $400 deposit.
7/15-7/22p
3 BR, 1 BA home in the country, service
animals only $600/month, $500 deposit.
923-2191. 7/1-7/29c
2 BR, 1 BA apartment, quiet neighbor-
hood, $550/month, no smoking, service
animals only. 259-8444. 6/10tfc
Mobile homes for rent from $475 to
$525, garbage, water, sewage and lawn
care included. 904-219-2690, 912-843-
8165. 1/14tfc
Two story, 3300SF big beautiful house on
beautiful quiet lot, two miles out of town,
formal living room, formal dining room,
family room, eat-in kitchen, game room
with pool table, 4 BR. Very very elegant.
First, last and deposit with references.
588-5212. 7/15p
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide with garage,
fenced property in Macclenny, 5313
Seward, $750/month first, last and secu-
rity. 954-263-7311. 7/1-7/15p
2 BR, 2 BA, Macedonia area, service
animals only $600/month, first, last and
$300 security deposit. Available August 1.
259-5877. 7/15p
2 BR, 1 BA house with central H/A,
fenced yard, located in Georgia bend,
$550/month with $300 deposit. Call Rick.
904-259-6101. 7/15p


Small mobile home on private property
$500/month, $500 deposit. 259-3428 ask
for Nina. 7/15-7/22 p





Commercial space available, SR 121,
900-2700 SF, $10-$12 per square foot.
Call 259-9022. 6/24tfc
Commercial space for lease with office,
lobby and outside display area at Coun-
try Federal Credit Union Glen Branch on
US-90 in Glen St. Mary. Contact Brian
Yarbrough at 759-5734 for details.4/29tfc
Office space, 500 SF, Macclenny Av-
enue, $450 rent, $450 deposit. 259-6546.
4/15tfc





Land home package, in the country, 4 BR,
2 BA 2000 SF ready to move in $69,900.
Won't last. Call 772-8031. 7/8-7/29c
Brand new, 3 BR, 2 BA set up with new
AC, $34,995, three left. Call Jared at 904-
259-4663. jmmartin23@Yahoo.com
7/15-8/5c
Drive a little, save a lot, 2010 4 BR, 2 2
BA 32x76 with appliances, air, skirting,
steps, completely set up with five year fac-
tory warranty only $599 per month WAC.
Call 904-504-3986. 7/15-8/5c
1800 SF3 BR, 2 BA with bonus room, will
set up for free, only $450/month. 904-
783-4619. 7/15-7/22c
Foreclosure, must sell, 3 BR, 2 BA on
great corner lot, $39,900. Call Jared at
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Cat coach, wife add


a new 'team' member


After taking the July 4th week
off, the Wildcats are back to the
grindstone as they prepare for
the upcoming football season. It
was a break with plenty of excite-
ment for the Sulkowski family.
Coach Ryan Sulkowski and his
wife, Heather, welcomed Doxie
Brynne Sulkowski to the team.
The baby arrived right on time
on July 2 just as the team took its
mid-summer break.
"You could tell she's a coach's
daughter," said Sulkowski.
The Wildcats are back in gear
and Sulkowski is pleased with
their progress. "I'm impressed
by the way they come to work,"
said Sulkowski. "Some of them
were telling me today that they're
ready for the season to start.
There's some excitement there."
Sulkowski and Scott McDon-
ald got some much needed help
as the head coach's brother Joey
joined the staff as offensive co-
ordinator. They also got a new
defensive coordinator with the
hiring of Bryce Cox.
Cox has worked at Trinity and
Eagle's View high schools and
was a member of the 1999 FSU
Seminole team that won the na-
tional championship. Sulkowski
is happy to have him with the
program.
"He knows the area teams and
how to prepare for them."
Cox is expected to add some
new wrinkles to the already solid
Wildcat defense. The Cats will
also add former Wildcat running
back Kelly Williams to the staff as
running backs coach and JV of-
fensive coordinator.
One of the new coaching staffs
main goals is to try to eliminate
single platoon football. "We want
11 guys on offense and 11 on de-
fense. We reallywant to eliminate
guys going both ways. We prob-
ably won't be able to completely
eliminate it but we want to find
some depth to give some people
a rest during the game," said the
newly hired head coach.
Sulkowski is also working
closely with the Wildcat Boost-
ers. "They've been very helpful.
We're all working for the kids,

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that's what it's all about."
The boosters are in the midst
of a membership drive and any-
one interested in joining the
club and being a part of Wildcat
football should contact Booster
president Trek McCullough at
838-9116.
The Cats have also started a
new website, www.bakercounty-
football.com where you can keep
up with the latest Wildcat news.
Sulkowski has a training camp
blog with photos and profiles of
the coaches as well as a Wildcat
Store. Purchase gear online simi-
lar to what the coaches and play-
ers wear.
With the Kickoff Classic
against West Nassau just six
weeks away there is still plenty of
work in store for the Cats.


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Bullets finish strong


Likely 3rd place at Ponte Vedra


The YMCA's Baker Bullets swim
team had a strong showing at the
Winston Family YMCA in Ponte
Vedra July 10. Due to a lack of re-
sponse from the Winston Aquat-
ics director, the Bullets aren't sure
where they finished in the running,
but Coach Andy Johnston seems
confident that it was second.
The Bullets were outnumbered
by the Winston Waves almost 3 to 1
but finished well. The Brooks Fam-
ily Y of Jacksonville also participat-
ed in the three-way meet.
Cory Campbell finished first in
the 100-yard IM and the 200-yard
boys freestle relay team consisting
of Jonathan Mobley, Deryk Clark,
Cory Campbell and Travis Oswald
also finished on top. Braeden
Knight continued his string on first
places with a win in the freestyle
and the backstroke. Daniel Boehm
placed first in the 50-yard back-
stroke and Travis Oswald topped
his group in the 100-yard back-
stroke. Hannah Johnston was the


Softball


teams


clinch


districts

The 9-10year old and 12 and un-
der all-star teams will compete
in Debary this Saturday in the
sectional tournament. Pictured
above are: (front, I-r) Mallory
Godwin, Mason Filosi, Kelsey
Strickland, Lake Lewis, Taylor
Dyal, Tori Richardson, (middle)
Madison Kennedy, Anna Bowen,
Mallory Mobley, Allie Crummey,
Macy Jackson, Madison Mor-
rison, (back) coaches Robert
Davis, David Crummey and Riley
Strickland. Cheyenne Ball is not
pictured. Major league all-stars
pictured below are: (front) Angel
Jackson, Kelly Lawler, Haleigh
Crawford, Ashton Alford (middle)
Melanie Sweat, Karly Richardson,
Kaylon Golden, Kasey Weber,
Delicia Washington, Corley Sweat,
Summer McCray (back) Payton
Parker, Coaches: Ashley Norman,
Kylee Canaday, Tim Sweat
PHOTOS COURTESY OF DAVID CRUMMY AND ROBIN WEBER


sole girl to place first in a race. She
finished first out of six in the 25-
yard butterfly event.
Other top 8 results from Bullets
swimmers by stroke:
Individual Medley
* Girls 10 and under- 6th Kyrie Holman, 8th Karlee
Nelson.
*Boys 10 and under 100-yard 3rd Ethan Knight,
8th ScottyWillis.
*Girls 11 and 12100-yard 5th Andrea Clark, 8th
Ashton Ray.
* Girls 13 and 14100-yard -5th Mallory O'Donnell,
6th Kim Nelson, 7th Miranda Barker.
*Boys 13 and 14100-yard- 2nd Jonathan Mobley,
4th Paul Home.
*Girls 100-yard 3rd Alexis O'Donnell.
* Boys 100-yard 1st Cory Campbell, 2nd Deryk
Clark, 4th TylerTompkins.
Freestyle relay
* Girls 8 and under 100-yard- 6th Harper Archam-
bault, Julia Archambault, Lily Stockton, and Bri-
annaThorton.
* Boys 8 and under 100-yard 2nd Landon Prevatt,
Trent Mobley, Landen Hickman, Braeden Knight.
* Girls 10 and under 200-yard 4th Loriann Bliss,
Kyrie Holman, Danielle Hardin, Elizabeth Rea-
gan, 9th Emily Willis, Hannah Peterson, Jesse
Standridge, Hannah Johnston.


* Boys 10 and under 200-yard 2nd Scotty Willis,
Dillon Ray, Ethan Knight, Joseph Boehm.
* Girls 200-yard 4th Mallory O'Donnell, Andrea
Clark, Alexis O'Donnell, Kim Nelson, 5th Lauren
Steinmeyer, Karlee Nelson, Miranda Barker, Ash-
ton Ray.
SBoys 200-yard 1stTravis Oswald, Cory Campbell,
Deryk Clark, Jonathan Mobley, 4th Tim Padgett,
TylerTompkins, Daniel Boehm and Paul Home.
Freestyle
* Girls6and under 25-yard -7th Hannah Johnston,
8th Lily Stockton.
* Boys 6 and under 25-yard -4th Landen Hickman,
8th Daniel Westinghouse.
* Girls 8 and under 25-yard 3rd Hannah Peter-
son.
* Boys 8 and under 25-yard 1st Braeden Knight.
* Boys 10 and under 50-yard 2nd Ethan Knight,
7th Joseph Boehm.
* Boys 11 and 12 50-yard 2nd Daniel Boehm
* Girls 13 and 1450-yard 8th Mallory O'Donnell.
* Boys 13 and 14 50-yard 5th Jonathan Mobley,
6th Paul Home, 8th Tim Padgett.
* Boys 50-yard 3rd Travis Oswald, 4th Cory Camp-
bell, 5th Deryk Clark, 8th TylerTompkins.
Backstroke
*Girls 6 and under 25-yard 5th Lily Stockton.
*Boys 6 and under 25-yard 2nd Daniel Westing-
house.
*Boys 8 and under 25-yard 1st Braeden Knight,


PHOTO BY JESSICA PREVATT
Above from left to right Derryk Clark, Travis Oswald(white cap) and Corey Campbell dive off the blocks.


7th Tyler Hardin, 8th Landon Prevatt.
* Girls 10 and under 50-yard 4th Loriann Bliss,
8th Danielle Hardin
* Boys 10 and under 50-yard 2nd Ethan Knight,
4th ScottyWillis, 6th Joseph Boehm.
* Girls 11 and 12 50-yard 6th Lauren Steinmeyer.
* Girls 13 and 1450-yard 5th Mallory O'Donnell,
7th Kim Nelson.
* Boys 100-yard 1st Travis Oswald, 4th Tyler
Tompkins.
Breaststroke
* Girls 6 and under 25-yard 2nd Hannah John-
ston, 3rd Lily Stockton.


* Boys 6 and under 25-yard 4th Daniel Westing-
house, 5th Landen Hickman.
* Boys 8 and under 25-yard 3rd Trent Mobley, 6th
Landon Prevatt.
* Girls 10 and under 50-yard 4th Karlee Nelson.
* Boys 10 and under 50-yard 5th Kent Bowles,
6th Joseph Boehm, 8th ScottyWillis.
* Girls11 and 12 50-yard th Lauren Steinmeyer,
6th Ashton Ray.
* Boys11 and 12 50-yard -3rd Daniel Boehm.
* Boys 13 and 14 50-yard 2nd Paul Home, 3rd
Jonathan Mobley, 5th Tim Padgett.
* Girls 100-yard 4th Alexis O'Donnell.


* Boys 100-yard 3rd Travis Oswald, 4th Cory
Campbell, 5th Deryk Clark.
Butterfly
* Girls 6 and under 25-yard 1st Hannah Johnston,
6th Harper Archambault.
* Boys 8 and under 25-yard 2nd Braeden Knight,
6th Trent Mobley.
* Girls 10 and under 50-yard 6th Karlee Nelson.
* Boys 10 and under 50-yard 4th Dillon Ray
* Girls 11 and 12 50-yard 2nd Andrea Clark.
* Boys 13 and 1450-yard 3rdTim Padgett.
* Girls 50-yard- 3rd AlexisO'Donnell


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