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The Macclenny City Com-
mission decided to table a
change in the rules for tem-
porary businesses like street
sales, proposed to protect local
retailers but possibly harming
local financial institutions.
The measure, which was
offered on first reading March
10, would limit any given loca-
tion to one permit per year for
each type of sale, like those for
cars, boats or other kinds mer-
Already in place are rules
restricting any person or entity
to one temporary business per-
mit each year.
City Manager Gerald Dop-
son said the amendment was
designed to protect the city's
permanent businesses from
competition with temporary
vendors that don't pay local
"At the same time, you need
to provide the consumer some
access," he said. "Not every-
body wants to buy a Chevrolet
... It's a difficult issue."
The revision was prompt-
ed by automobile "off site"
sales like the one being held
this week at Country Federal
Credit Union with vehicles
from Duval Honda.
Country Federal's President
Brian Yarbrough and one of
its board members Marvin
Godbold Jr. attended the hear-
ing and voiced opposition the
If the proposed change was
in place, the credit union could
only hold one auto sale per
year, unless it was with vehi-
cles from a local dealer.
"This limits us;" protested
"If they sell, say 20 vehi-
cles, there's obviously a need
in Baker County," added Mr.
At the suggestion of Com-
missioner Phil Rhoden, the
board, which was absent two of
its members, Richard Johnson
and Vernon Bennett, voted 3-
0 to table the matter and task
Chamber of Commerce direc-
tor Darryl Register to garer
further input from the busi-
ness community before taking
The city commission also
approved paying engineering
consultant Frank Darabi about
$87,000 for services related to
water conservation improve-
ments at the Macclenny II plant
and expansion of the wastewa-
ter treatment plant. Both expen-
ditures will be reimbursed
by the Florida Department of
A great day tofly a kite at Westside Elementary..
Jadea Baez sprints rapidly as she launches a kite last Friday during Westside Elementary's annual Kite Day event. The tempera-
ture climbed into the upper 70s allowing students to shed winter coats and sweaters. Clear blue skies and a good, steady breeze
provided a perfect backdropfor about 180 brightly colored kites. Excited kids zoomed along the school field followed by soaring
superheroes, floating flowers, bouncing butterflies and devilish dragons. Some of the airborne contraptions flew so high they were
barely visible. Kite Day is one of Westside's most popular events, even when the kites end up stuck in the top of the trees.
PHOTO BY JESSICA PREVATT
Janitor takes Haleigh cash
Police say a janitor with the
school district admitted to steal-
ing $670 collected at the bus
Garage to increase the reward
money for finding 5-year-old
Jeremy Leonard, 23, of Vio-
,let Lane in Macclenny directed
deputies to his home and vehicle
where the cash was located. It
was all returned to garage staff.
The missing Putnam County
girl's maternal grand-
mother is a Baker
County bus driver
and fellow employees
had been taking do-
The money was
locked in an office
cabinet with the key
garage manager Gary
Pelham. He added
the only persn with
access to the office
overnight March 3-4
was the night jani-
tor, later identified
as Mr. Leonard.
The suspect was
arrested and faces
a charge of grand
(See page 6)
Some changes as
FCAT tests begin
They re shorterfor one
BY JOEL ADDINGTON Voorhec
Press Staff the nev
When students began tak- Septemi
ing Florida Comprehensive She s
Assessment Tests (FCATs) this stressed
week, they may have noticed the barn
some changes, namely that it's ods and
getting shorter. comproi
For the last eight years, the "The
FCAT has included an NRT absolute
test) section. NRT's
are like the SAT col-
lege entrance exams
in that the testing
standard is a national
"This [the FCAT]
.is very state-specif-
ic," said the' school
district's director of
Voorhees, who over-
sees FCAT testing. "T
no longer being admi
due to budget cuts."
Fourth, eighth an
graders taking the FC
ing test caught another
The multiple choice si
that test was also scrap
Another change tl
but one that's not spe
attributed to the state'
financial forecast, is
apartment of Education
to see testing material
people to be green," s
es, who learned about
v FCAT protocols in
said state officials also
I existing policies like
ning of cell phones, iP-
like gadgets that could
mise test results.
y're very serious about
ely no cell phones or
e on the person of any
Swha test taker or their test
Its what the will be invalidated,"
tate as t she said. "It's been
State says they a test security issue
need to know." state-wide."
need to know The restriction
-SusanVoorhees applies to those ad-
Director ofAccountability ministering the tests
pare all year for the
rhis year FCAT through classroom in-
,d test is struction. They're tested on an
inistered FCAT-based curriculum using
methodologies similar to those
id tenth found on the FCAT.
AT writ- "It's what the state says they
er break. need to know," Ms. Voorhees
section of said.
>ped as a In the weeks leading up to
the FCAT, every school holds
his year, ,test prep events, tutoing and
cifically other activities designed to of-
s dismal fer students.the best chance to
the De- perform well, and hopefully
i's desire improve their scores from the
als recy- previous year.
Students are given tips for-
lraging studying and taking the test.
ed- i M c
(See page 4)
Transport ambulance is paying off
The transport ambulance the
county bought last May has proved
to be a sustaining success in its
first year, even helping keep down
ers' cost for
medical ser- oel
EMS' s Addington
$927,000 Press Staff
budget is be-
dized with about $527,000 from
the county's general fund which
receives its revenue from property
taxes. But that subsidy would be
some $108,000 higher this year -
if the ambulance wasn't turning a
$9,000 profit each month that gets
transferred into the general fund.
"It's doing pretty good," said
David Richardson, EMS director.
"We're picking up more calls every
month. Even with a short month
last month we were right up there
with some of our larger months. As
far as people using it, the need is
The ambulance is stationed at Fraser Memorial and
mainly transports patients to facilities in Jacksonville.
However, it also responds to 911 calls if the county's two
emergency units, posted in Macclenny and Sanderson,
are otherwise occupied.
The transport truck generates on average about
$26,000 a month, said Mr. Richardson, while its month-
ly operating expenses average $17,000.
"There's a big lag time though. We might get checks
in from four or five months ago," he said.
The unit had been operating on a 12-hour shift be-
ginning at 10:00 for most the year, but the hours were
recently extended to a 16-hour shift from 8:00 am to
midnight. Mr. Richardson said before the change, the
ambulance was consistently needed a few hours before it
went on duty or a few hours after it shut down.
$$$ counters 911 loses
As it nears the end of its first year in operation, the county's transport
lance is working longer hours and making more money, which
_--- help i to off-set costs for emergency medical services' 911 operations.
'.ii THE NUMBERS...
i26,000 Average monthly revenue. Has risen by 42 percent
since the unit began operating last May.
17,000 Average monthly operating costs. The excess revenue
L is transferred to the county's general fund.
30,000 The subsidy amount from the general fund expected
cover costs for 911 operations this year.
(I0 The average number of transport calls received each
A .." 16 The ambulance's daily operating hours were extended
by four hours in an effort to catch more calls. Before
the change shifts ran from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.
The transport unit typically gets about 60 calls a
month. It's also had 53 emergency calls since it began
more than 10 months ago.
"We're averaging about six 911 calls a month on top of
the transports," said Mr. Richardson.
In an effort to boost the number of calls even more, the
director has been in discussions with Northeast Florida
State Hospital, which he said uses private ambulance ser-
vices for its patients.
"They seem to be very much in favor of using our ser-
vice with the understanding we're not running 24 hours,"
said Mr. Richardson, who expects that one day the coun-
ty will offer the service around the clock.
"We're looking at some statistics from the hospitals,
for the after-hours calls, after we close down. We're
watching those numbers to see if cost-wise it would ben-
efit us to run it 24 hours," he said.
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But that call -revenue would have to cover additional
personnel costs as well as more fuel and supplies. Look-
ing at the figures, Mr. Richardson said at times there's
enough demand to warrant 24 hours of operation, but
other times there's not.
"Some months, if they were consistent, I would say
yes," he said. "But with the economy like it is now, it's
not a limb I want to step out on. But it's coming. I'm just
not going to do it as a losing proposition."
The county purchased the $150,000 ambulance using
a grant that covered about 75 percent of the cost, meaning
the county paid about $37,000 for the unit.
The transport truck had effectively paid for itself as
of last fall and is now expected to more than cover its
$271,000 yearly budget.
"It's actually subsidizing the 911 trucks," said Mr.
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Once we had the 'farmer' statesmen
1 recently had
the pleasure of
just south of the
nation's capitol that bears his
It's a fascinating place with
a majestic view of the wide Po-
tomac River (no way he threw
anything across that!) with an
array of exhibits, original fur-
niture and the like all man-
aged as a tourist attraction and
national historic site by a private
Several things struck me,
among them the fact that there's
no way a planter, farmer, gentle-
man, statesman, first president
and would-be king of this new
republic could have managed
that place without slaves. The
same is true of many of the land-
ed gentry among our Founding
Fathers, but that's the way it
The second thing I'll take
away from Mount Vernon and
more pertinent is that George
Washington was, in the words
of one of the plantation guides,
"scared to death" when he took
on the role of the nation's first
Third, and I'd read this be-
fore in literature, is that Mr.
Washington considered himself
first and foremost a farmer. Be-
cause he and many in the planter
class (he married his money, by
the way) became obsessed with
new ways of doing things, he
was somewhat of an inventor;
an innovator, if you will.
How different are things
Of course, we've come full
circle with agriculture. Highly
mechanized and scientific inno-
vation mean we can grow more
food than any other region of the
world, and do it with less human
manpower. That fact is no lon-
SSIONS What is re-
markable is that
GAULEY we no longer
who consider themselves fore-
most as belonging to another
profession. Public service is no
longer a "temporary" condition
borne of a sense of obligation to
a country or state that has given
us so much.
No, our presidents, members
of Congress, governors and to a
lesser extent our state represek-
tatives, are foremost politicians.
Many have spent their entire
adult lives seeking and holding
onto public office. And yes, for
many the prospect of returning
home as something other than a
lobbyist, and having to actually
eke out a living in the private
sector with payrolls, taxes
and having to generate the mon-
ey before they spend it -- is a
completely foreign concept.
How ironic that the same
week we were kicking around
Mount Vernon, up the Potomac
just a few miles a newly minted
president and a clueless Con-
gress were tinkering danger-
ously with the capitalist system,
committing money we don't
have to programs that will result
only in steeling the power of the
All this, of course, the handi-
work of people who likely
couldn't survive in the world of
private business and done in the
name of pulling us out of a re-
ceding economy. -
The same week we strolled
around George Washington's
old stomping grounds, the stock
market the private sector's
bellwether of confidence con-
tinued its nosedive and apparent-
ly Washington (the city, not the
first president) paid it littletnind.
Barack Obama is far from the
only chief executive the past
George Washington's view of the Potomac from the north breezeway.
century falling into the slot of
professional politician. They
spend their lives running for
some office, with the Oval Of-
fice as the grand prize.
Do they consider themselves
first and foremost to be farm-
ers or pharmacists on temporary
duty in service to their country?
When their terms of office
end, most presidents get right
to work making big money on
the lecture circuit apd devot-
ing their fund raising talents to
their libraries monuments
to themselves. Congress mem-
bers? Well, absent of term limits
(House members should be al-
lowed but eight years; senators
12 years) those clowns stick
around for much, much too
If one needed proof positive
that "permanent" fixtures in-
Washington need to be booted
home, look no further than the
George Washington: reluc-
tant but duty bound when asked
to lead the Continental Army,
reluctant but duty bound (and
frightened) when asked to be
the first president, reluctant but
duty bound when asked to re-
main for a second term, anxious
Goofy road sgn on US 17epitomizes
the essense o advertising draw them in
Time: Sunday TH E BK eys had payed a Dead 'peoples things fo
evening. 1TJH BiK trick on me. sale.
Place: Some- I approached I stared, not quite sure wh
where in Georgia PO RC H the bridge and to make of this statement. I ir
I was on High- slowed down. mediately noticed the conspic
way 17 heading KELLEYLANNIGAN Therewasabuild- ously absent apostrophe missile
south to Florida ing on my left from the word peoples. It shou
somewhere between the towns with a small parking lot. That's have been people's (It's an o
of White Oak and Woodbine. I where the sign stood, so I pulled cupational hazard of writing f
had just crossed a bridge when I over and stopped. The blunt dec- a living I edit everything
passed the sign. laration was now unmistakable. see.)
For a brief moment, lit by the Then I noticed I was in tl
headlights of my truck, it blazed A i parking lot of an antique sto
brightly. Then it disappeared, en- p,.r
veloped in the dusk of twilight. and the sign's cryptic mesa
"Oh, no way" I thought to became clear. No doubt, muc
"Oh, no way," I thought to of the store's merchandise can
myself. "I must have read it of the store's merchandise ca
wrong. It couldn't have said from estate sales, which cor
that. only take place after someone
I plowed on for about a fourth passes away.
of a mile. Then, curiosity got "Well," I thought. "Thai
the best of me. I pulled over and certainly one way to put it."
turned around, heading back to Of course, I had to get out
find the sign and to see if my my truck and take a photo. Yo
could tell someone about th
sort of thing, but the impact ci
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AS a gimmicK to uraw cus-
tomers into the store, I have no
doubt this clever little bit of ad-
vertising is extremely effective,
especially for antique collectors.
I'll bet plenty of folks who'd nor-
mally pass such a store without
a second glance are inclined to
drop in for a visit, too.
It's a perfect example of what
an advertising professor once ex-
plained to my media class: You
sell the sizzle, not the steak.
Believe me, if that store had
been open, I would have gone in.
The owner must have a warped
and goofy sense of humor and is
probably a hoot to talk to.
I'll definitely make another
road trip to check the place out,
because, if you'll pardon a very
bad pun, I'm just dying to go
back and visit that store.
to get back to his beloved Mount
A farmer first, he'd be fas-
cinated how two and one-half
centuries have changed agricul-
Does anyone believe he'd
feel the same way about how
his beloved republic is managed
This letter is addressed to all the
inconsiderate drivers in Baker
I have lived here for 30-plus years. Baker County drivers used to be
courteous, but I am sad to say those days are gone. The other night I
was on my motorcycle on the interstate headed home when a woman
got on at SR 228. Trying to be courteous, I moved into the left lane,
and as I did this the woman sped up and caught the vehicle in front of
I was beside her at this point. Without looking or signaling, she
came over on top of me, forcing me to lock up my brakes. She didn't
bother to look.
If this was an isolated incident, I most likely would think this wom-
an was an idiot driver, but in fact it happens to me all the time. Most
people are in such a hurry to get wherever they are'going that they
don't even think of the consequences of bad driving habits. I know
three people who lost their lives on motorcycles in a year, killed by
people who "didn't see them."
My wife and I were run off the road and almost killed by someone
in a hurry who didn't bother to look before she changed lanes on top of
us. So I ask those of you who don't ride motorcycles to try to be mind-
ful of your actions while you are in such a hurry to get where you are
going, otherwise you might kill me or someone like me.
I suspect it might be hard to live with killing someone just because
you were in a hurry, so please slow down or at least watch out for
'You're the man' is often unfair
Someone on a TV show the other
night complained that whatever M Y S
was happening to him wasn't fair.
Whoever the bad guy was in this THE
shoot 'em up cop show, he turned IT.
to the poor slob and said, "Face it ROBER]
buddy, life ain't fair."
Then he shot him.
It doesn't take us long to realize that life isn't
fair. The kid down the road has a pony and you
don't. Life isn't fair.
You get picked last for basketball and your best
friend is picked first and life isn't fair.
You graduate college just as the economy tanks.
"Face it buddy, life ain't fair."
As I write this column, I begin to catalog all the
ways life isn't fair. However, that's not a gripe on
my part; it's just one of those things that you learn
to accept as you get older like mortgage payments
and graying hair.
Here's an example.
My wife called me up the other day to tell me I
needed to go to the dump. At the time I was work-
ing on the set for my upcoming production on The
Wizard of Oz and was nowhere near either the trash
bags in our kitchen or the dump. So, I suggested the
"Why don't you take it?"
Silence on the other end of the line. This has long
been the proverbial bone of contention at our house.
My wife does not go to the dump. In her estima-
tion it would be a sure sign of the approach of the
apocalypse. In fact, I claim that she is not even sure
of its location.
Understand that 1 harbor no animus about this
situation. It is simply the way it is in our house. 1
was engaging in a. cardinal sin when I even sug-
Finally, she answered. "I don't do the dump.
That's your job. You're the man."
That is not said as in congratulation, as in, "Bob!!
You're the man!!" followed by a high-five. No,
this was a comment on society and social mores,
as in "You're the man, so it's your job to go to the
As 1 said earlier, this doesn't upset me. 1 accept it
as a basic truth. I go to the dump.
But here's the fundamental "it's not fair," in this
situation and it has nothing to do with the dump. It's
in the statement.
DE OF "You're the man."
Women know that using this
ATTER statement presents a guy with a no-
E'R- win situation. What are we supposed
AERARD to do, deny it? No guy that I know is
Going to say, "Uh, no I'm not."
So that means we're left having to tacitly accept
whatever that statement implies. "You're the man,
so there are jobs that you are going to have to do
that, however unpleasant, you are unable to argue
Like going to the dump or unclogging a stopped-
upped drain or burying a dead dog in the back
Okay. I got it.
But here's the unfair part that all married guys
inherently understand. It is impossible, completely,
utterly useless in this day and age to turn that state-
ment around. Unless you want to start World War 3
in your kitchen, do not try it.
For some unexplainable reason "You're the man"
works but "You're the woman" doesn't.
If you want to sleep on the couch or be so far
in the proverbial dog house that you can't see the
door, try it.
"Help with the dishes? Hah. You're the woman.
That's your job:"
A hell-storm will rain down on your head. You
are a dead man walking. You'd better enjoy a big
helping of cold shoulder.
I ran this inequity past my wife in a friendly
way. Kelley, who has a great sense of humor, just
laughed then put on her best Susan B. Anthony
voice and started talking about "a thousand years of
oppression." She was being funny, I think.
My 23-year-old-daughter, on the couch watch-
ing television, stormed in and immediately became
a reincarnated Elizabeth Cady Stanton. "I am even
more of an oppressed minority. I am an unmarried
woman!" She was being funny too, maybe. I'm not
really sure. There seemed to be an undercurrent
there that screamed dog house to me if I kept on
Self preservation set in and I changed the sub-
ject. But in the back of my mind I ticked off yet
another: This isn't fair.
Let me close now and go to the dump before it
Letter to the editor...
Watch out for bikes
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, March 12, 2009 Page 4
en 10:00 and 10:45 pm. casual.
The young woman's body was found in her
pink Honda sedan at the N. 6th St. Macclenny
residence of her grandparents. The victim's
grandmother, Nancy Kirkland, told police her
granddaughter said she was going out to the
car to get something. When she didn't return,
the grandparents began searching and made the
discovery. By morning, news of the tragedy had
spread to her friends, fellow students and faculty
at Baker County High School. Student Danielle
Hansen first heard about it when someone in her
first-period class mentioned Katherine's death.
"I didn't believe it," said the senior, who had
known Katherine the past three years. "I thought
they were kidding. Then I went out in the hall-
way and saw one of her best friends crying and
screaming. That's when I started crying. There
was just no indication."
Principal Johnnie Jacobs was struck by the re-
silience of his students and faculty that day, in
light of the heartbreak he said everyone was feel-
"The school has gone forward with teaching
and learning. For students who needed individual
attention, we've had counselors on hand our
director of student affairs Debbie Melvin, she did
a great job yesterday morning," said the second-
year principal two days after the suicide. "These
FCAT testing through
(from page 1) its. It makes them aware of what
S s hd r w s s the test is like and what they can
ScholsholdTreBtew sessions do to help their students suc-
called FCAT Blitzes on the ceed," said Ms. Voorhees.
weekends while tutoring is avail- Student performance on the
able after school. There's also FCAT is important to the district
an FCAT parents' night where for two reasons measuring
adults have the opportunity to individual progress and gaining
take the test themselves.
St supplementary revenue known
"We want parents to know as school recognition dollars.
that FCAT is testing what their FCAT results assign each
kids should know and that they school a grade and improve-
can encourage good study hab- ments are rewarded with money
Io -=- I
"She was very smart," said the 17-year-old.
"She always knew what she was doing. Personal-
ity wise she was always outgoing and adventur-
ous. You couldn't tell she had complications with
her family or anything. She was just your typical
outgoing person, definitely someone you'd want
to hang out with."
There were "family and guy problems" that
those close to the youth knew about, but nothing
that would suggest Katherine might take her life,
Ms. Hansen said.
When asked what she'd remember most about
her friend, Ms. Hansen pointed to Katherine's
heart and her positive outlook.
"When your world was falling apart she was
always there," she said.
Another friend and classmate, Jacob Harri-
son, also 17, often encountered Katherine in the
school parking lot. He described her as more than
an acquaintance but less than a best pal.
"We parked next to each other and almost ev-
ery day we would see each other and end up talk-
ing about God knows what and both of us laugh-
ing," he wrote in a recent e-mail to The Press.
"Another thing I'll remember was her smile,
whenever you could coax it out of her. She was
always a wonderfully talented person, and very,
from the state that can only be
spent at that particular school.
Maybe more important
though, is the information
gleaned about student progress.
"We take the data very seri-
ously," Ms. Voorhees said. "We
like improvement, but the big-
gest thing is looking at individ-
ual students; what did they grow
in and what areas do they need
to work on."
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We didn't want you to go.
Inside my head your voice echoes
The last words that you said,
I still remember your smiling face
It's hard to believe that now you are
For reasons I am oblivious to
You feltit necessary to leave
I do not know your situation
Your mindset, I cannot perceive.
There is one thing that I do know
One thing you did not lack
You were always smiling
When shown love, you showed itright
But undereath your happy mask
Something ugly resided there
Something you hid away from us
The thing that made you slowly tear.
It's saddening you had to leave
We'll miss you very much
But you'll always be in our hearts
Forever our lives you have touched.
MWC sets date
for fashion show
The Woman's Club of Mac-
clenny will hold its monthly
meeting on March 19 at 11:00
am at the Woman's Club. This
month's speaker will be JJ Sweet,
a the local domestic violence co-
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For more information on the
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studentss death stuns hi h school
'Smart, outgoing'senior takes own lie March 3rd
)EL ADDINGTON I students, they did fantastic. This was hor-
Staff rible for them, but they kept on." Jacob Harrison penned the following
ends described high school The teachers too, especially those of poem in Katherine's memory:
Katherine Irene Kirkland as Katherine's classes, have handled the cri-
Soutgoing and someone who sis as well as can be expected. "They con- We heard the news this moving
1 be there for people when tinued to fulfill their duties, they're just Of what's become of you
vorld was falling apart. having to do it with a broken heart," Mr. I look around at all the shocked faces
Sit was her world that fell apart Jacobs said. How can this be true?
ening of March 3, when she Katherine's classmate, Ms. Hansen, Somethingcannotexplain
a suicide note and took her .j said she'd been close with the girl until last Somehing an t to know
ife using a revolver sometime Katherine Kirkland year, when their relationship became more Something I don't want to know
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LARGE SCALE AMENDMENT TO THE
BAKER COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
The Baker County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, April 20, 2009 at
6:01 PM or as soon thereafter as possible to consider for adoption the proposed comprehensive plan map and
text amendments to the Baker County Comprehensive Plan. The Baker County Land Planning Agency will
hold a public hearing to review the amendments on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 7:01 PM or as soon thereafter
as possible. Both public hearings will be held at the County Administration Building, 55 North Third Street,
Macclenny, Florida. On the dates above-mentioned, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect
to these amendments which are titled as follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 91-1, AS AMENDED,
RELATING TO THE LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT
AMENDMENT PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED IN ,
SECTION 163, FLORIDA STATUTES, PROPOSING AN Bumsed/arborough
AMENDMENT TO THE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT Subdivision
AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE ADOPTED
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, WITH RESPECTTO PARCELS Jacksonv Shaw
OF LAND BEING APPROXIMATELY 1,515 ACRES IN
SIZE, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION SUBMITTED
BY ROBERTS LAND & TIMBER INVESTMENT S0
CORPORATION; PROVIDING FOR A CHANGE IN LAND
USE CLASSIFICATION FROM AGRICULTURE ZONES A
AND B TO INDUSTRIAL: PROVIDING SEVERABILITY:
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Woodstock aker900
Known as Woodstock Park (located on the northwest Park
corner of I-10 and US 90 west of Sanderson)
AN ORDINANCE OF BAKER COUNTY. FLORIDA AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 91-1, AS AMENDED, RELATING
TO THE LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT AMENDMENT PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED IN SECTION 163, FLORIDA
STATUTES, PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP
OF THE ADOPTED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, WITH RESPECT TO PARCELS OF LAND BEING APPROXIMATELY
72.2 ACRES IN SIZE, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY DAVID W. BURNSED; PROVIDING FOR A
CHANGE IN LAND USE CLASSIFICATION FROM AGRICULTURE ZONE B (AG 7.5) TO RESIDENTIAL ZONE E (RC
,5); PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Located north of Glen St. Mary on the east side of County Road 125 approximately % mile south of Bob
AN ORDINANCE OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 91-1, AS AMENDED, RELATING
TO THE LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT AMENDMENT PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED IN SECTION 163, FLORIDA
STATUTES, PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP
OF THE ADOPTED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, WITH RESPECT TO PARCELS OF LAND BEING APPROXIMATELY
1,225 ACRES IN SIZE, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY ENGLAND-THIMS & MILLER, INC.:
PROVIDING FOR A CHANGE IN LAND USE CLASSIFICATION FROM AGRICULTURE ZONES A & B (AG 10 & AG
7.5) TO INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND CONSERVATION; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN
Known as Jackson-Shaw (located between U.S. 90 and I-10 immediately west of the Nassau County line)
AN ORDINANCE OF BAKER COUNTY. FLORIDA AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 91-1. AS AMENDED, RELATING
TO THE LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT AMENDMENT PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED IN SECTION 163. FLORIDA
STATUTES, PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP
OF THE ADOPTED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, WITH RESPECT TO PARCELS OF LAND BEING APPROXIMATELY
723.70 ACRES IN SIZE. PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY BAKER 900 LLC.: PROVIDING FOR A
CHANGE IN LAND USE CLASSIFICATION FROM AGRICULTURE ZONES A & B (AG 10 & AG 7.5) TO INDUSTRIAL;
PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Known as Baker 900 (located between U.S. 90 and I-10 east of Arnold Rhoden Road)
A copy of said ordinances may be inspected by any member of the public in the Commissioner s office, address stated above.
In accordance with Section 286.0105, FS.. "If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the County Conmuission
with respect to an'y matter considered at this scheduled meeting or hearing, the person will need a record of the proceedings
and for such purposes the person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accomnmodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the Administration Department at (WH) 259-3613 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing.
Chased at high speed
County deputies arrested a to pick up a friend to take to the
motorist who led them on a high- doctor.
speed chase in a stolen vehicle Ms. Taylor was not charged,
on Interstate 10 in the early hours but the sheriff's department is
of March 7. requesting the Department of
Deputy Jerald Peterson said Motor Vehicles conduct a medi-
he clocked an eastbound 1998 cal review to determine if she
Ford SUV at 100 mph west of is capable of keeping a driver's
Sanderson about 3:25 am, and license.
was joined by Deputy Michael Lt. David Bryant stopped a
Hauge in the chase before the speeding Saturn late on March
vehicle exited at CR 125 south 7 and learned driver Lewis
of Glen St. Mary and came to a Churchville, 22, of Jacksonville,
stop. was driving with four prior
Driver Joshua Bradley, 21, license suspensions.
of Jacksonville had a suspend- Lt. Bryant said he first spotted
ed license and later said he the vehicle in east Macclenny and
"rented" the vehicle at his west it accelerated as it went through
Jacksonville home from an indi- the intersections at SRs 228 and
vidual he neither knew nor could 121 before the driver pulled into
describe, the parking lot at Mac's Liquors.
Mr. Bradley was jailed for Mr. Churchville was also ticket-
leading police on a high-speed ed for having an expired tag.
chase, a second-degree felony, Gail Branham, 41, of
and for driving on the suspended Gainesville was arrested the
license, afternoon of March 3 after a
In other cases, a Jacksonville computer, check revealed she is
woman who was driving a west- wanted in Kentucky for traffick-
bound 2007 Chevrolet on the ing in controlled drugs.
interstate the morning of March Deputy Paul Chance said he
7 was believed to be under the was called about 1:00 to a dis-
influence of prescription medi- turbance on US 90 at the Nassau
cation. County line involving the sus-
Deputy Patrick McGauley pect and John Branham. They
said Gloria Taylor, 58, was trav- were arguing over a wallet.
eling between 20-45 mph and County jail inmate David
weaving between lanes when he Crawford, 33, of Baldwin was
got behind her and in front of a charged with misdemeanor pos-
long line of stalled traffic head- session of contraband for alleg-
ing in the same direction. Ms. edly attempting to bring tobacco
Taylor appeared to ignore repeat- into the facility the afternoon of
ed orders to pull over, and finally March 6.
did so between the Glen St. Mary The trusty inmate had tobacco
and Sanderson exits: in plastic bags inside his boots
The driver was disoriented and when he re-entered the jail,
said she was going to Macclenny according to police.
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Drunk boyfriend arrested
An intoxicated boyfriend was
arrested the evening of March
8 and charged with beating and
pulling the hair of Kelly Bolena,
37, after he was warned ear-
lier by a deputy sheriff to cease
Deputy Randy Davis said he
first went to the residence off
Ivey Hodges Rd. about 6:30 pm
on a complaint by Ms. Bolena
that David Frazier, 42, was drunk
and argumentative. The officer
advised him to go to bed..
A half-hour later, Deputy
Davis was called back to the res-
idence and found the girlfriend
crying in the front yard. She said
Mr. Frazier had found her in the
living room, hit her several times
about the face and pulled her
hair. The officer noted her facial
area bore signs of the attack.
He found the boyfriend inside
the residence, where he had fall-
en over a coffee table and was
lying on the floor.
He was booked for domes-
tic violence battery, and the
Department of Children and
Families was notified due to the
presence of the couple's 4-year-
old child during the incident.
In another case where police
went to a domestic disturbance
call multiple times, Kyle Duncan,
21, faces multiple charges related
to property damage and threats
to a girlfriend.
Deputy Patrick McGauley
said Mr. Duncan had fled his
mother's residence off Red Bud
Lane in Macclenny when the
officer arrived the first time about
11:00 am on March 7. He noted
a slashed tire on Tony Duncan's
1985 Chevrolet truck and newly
purchased clothing that girl-
friend Hannah Sweeney, 18, of
Macclenny said was slashed by
Mr. Duncan wielding a razor
The boyfriend again fled
via a rear door when Deputy
McGauley returned about 12:30
pm..Three hours later the officer
came back with Deputy Matt
Sigers, who approached the front
door. Mr. Duncan was arrested
attempting to flee again through
the rear door.
Police learned that he was
violating a trespass order sought
earlier by the girlfriend, who
insisted to Deputy McGauley she
was about to call police when he
arrived to search for the suspect.
Mr. Duncan was booked for
domestic violence, criminal mis-
chief, resisting police and armed
A criminal complaint for
domestic violence was filed
March 2 against Samuel Sitz,
26, of Macclenny for allegedly
threatening wife Elizabeth, 26,
that morning at their residence
on McKinley St.
The wife told Deputy Paul
Chance her husband pushed,
threatened and dragged her dur-
ing an argument that began when
she asked that he help get their
5-year-old son ready for school.
She said he refused, insisting the
boy was old enough to do so, then
spanked the child with a belt.
Carolyn Curry, 51, of Glen
St. Mary filed a complaint
against her estranged husband
Thomas Curry, 66, of Baxley,
Ga. for allegedly violating a
domestic violence court order.
She told Deputy William Hilliard
on March 5 that Mr. Curry has
made numerous telephone threats
against her and her friends.
Carol Heskett, 53,.ofGlen St.
Mary was arrested late on March
5 for violating a court order ban-
ning her from the property of her
sister Linda Parker, 50, off CR
Ms. Parker called police about
10:45 alleging the sister struck
her several times. Lt. Billy Miller
said he had to use force to arrest
the suspect, who was staying in a
tent on the property.
David Newell, 63, was
arrested for domestic violence
against the 15-year-old son of
his girlfriend, who he allegedly
slammed to the ground while
the trio fished off L'il Dixie Trail
near Taylor the afternoon of
Mr. Newell had earlier warned
the boy not to disturb a pigeon
on the side of the pond. Deputy
Jerald Peterson filed a criminal
complaint against the boy for
striking Mr. Newell with a stick.
Woman alleges attack with
A criminal complaint for
aggravated battery was filed
March 2 against a Macclenny
woman for allegedly attacking
another woman with an alumi-
num walking cane.
Shannon Norman, 37, of Glen
St. Mary told Deputy Jerald
Peterson that she and her hus-
band Michael, 41, had brought
John Baxter home that afternoon
and she was attacked by Virginia
Ms. Burnham complained to
the couple because they brought
Mr. Baxter, 51, of Macclenny
home drunk and had done so
before, and she was tired of car-
ing for him in that condition. Mr.
Baxter is confined to a wheel-
chair, and the cane belongs to
Deputy Peterson noted in his
report that Ms. Norman bore
signs of the attack with blood on
her head and hand. Ms. Burnham
accused the couple of forcing her
to the bedroom of her residence
off Clinton Ave. in Glen and
attempting to hold her down on a
bed during the argument.
The deputy said he found
Mr. Baxter lying on the living
room floor where he had fallen,
and because of his intoxicated
state he was unable to furnish an
account of what happened.
In another case, Brandon Hall,
26, of Sanderson was arrested the
afternoon of March'7 for alleged-
ly threatening Richard McCune,
28, with a knife following an
auto accident on Carl Brown Rd.
in the north county.
Mr. McCune told Deputy
Chris Walker he approached the
accused following the accident,
and Mr. Hall exited his 1991
Ford pickup with an open knife.
He then drove from the scene.
The officer later questioned
Mr. Hall after spotting him on
Fish Place Rd., and he admitted
'to brandishing the knife. Deputy
Walker also learned that his driv-
er's license had been suspended
He was charged with the sus-
pension offense and aggravated
assault with the knife, a third-
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(from page 1) March 5 about 6:30 pm. The
mings disappeared from her items totaled $9.17. A shoplift-
home in the community of Satsu- ing charge was filed against Ms.
ma close to one month ago. Her Nobles with the state attorney's
mother, grandmother and grand- otice.rne
father are from Glen St. Mary. The state attorney also
Police charged four other sus- will review a fraud charge filed
pected thieves this past week: against a 42-year-old Texas man
Aclerk at the Quick-N-Han- accused of ripping off a Mac-
dy on N. 6th St. in Macclenny lenny resident .
was arrested after being caught Victim Earl Richards6n, 65,
on tape stealing about $429 from said a man identifying himself
the register in the days leading as Harry Harrison pulled up in a
up to March 6, when the store's truck while he worked n his yard
manager called police. March 5 and asked if wanted to
Deputy Matthew Sigers said buy milling for his driveway for
surveillance video showed Nich- $1000.
olas Boatwright, 29, no known Mr. Richardson agreed and
address, voiding sales after ring- the suspect returned with what he
ing up customers and giving them thought was milling. It turned out
change. Manager Mary Hunter to be a mixture of rock and sand
with no tar mixed in.
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the following day. The clerk de- near SR 121 and Jeff Starling Rd
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for toothpaste, a toothbrush and named Bubba and did not know it
deodorant she placed in her purse was stolen. He was charged with
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Owners ordered to clean up eyesore property offCR 23B...
The Baker County Code Enforcement Board on March 9 gave the owners of this property off CR 23B just west of SR 121 ten
days to remove junk and vehicles or face daily fines fjr up to 180 days. The eyesore property across from Macclenny Elementary
and a day care center had been at the center of complaints for several months, and in February the CEB declined to take ac-
tion against owners Michael and Amy Rayburn because ofa flaw in the notification process. It was corrected and the case was
re-scheduled for the hearing this week. The couple was cited fir old vehicles, a boat, motor home and various types of refuse
lying on the property surrounding the double-wide mobile home. The hoard b\y "Nunanimous vote set the first day fine at $75 and
$15-a-day after that for up to the 180 days. 7\vo other cases, against James and Latra Davis and David and Gimn Combs, had
come into compliance.
Police investigated a number
of cases involving stolen prop-
erty this week. Among the items
reported missing were a semi-
trailer, diamond ring, tools and
Stephen Sands of Sands
Trucking and Land Develop-
ment said someone stole his
trailer, valued at $5500, and a
diesel tank with 500 gallons of
fuel worth about $2000.
Mr. Sands said he parked the
black trailer off SR 121 Febru-
ary 24 and it was gone when he
returned March 4.
Roughly $380 worth of tools
were reported stolen the morn-
ing of March 3 from William
Stewart's shed at 8144 Robert
E. Lee Lane in Macclenny. Mr.
Stewart said the theft occurred
sometime after 6:00 pm the pre-
vious evening. The shed was not
*' Thomas A.-Hodges said an
unknown burglar broke into his
2000 Chevrolet truck while it
was parked at his business, 11837
N. CR 121, sometime between
February 27 and March 2.
On the latter day he reported,
that about $200 in cash as well
as pain and blood pressure med-
ications were taken. The vehicle
was found unlocked and there
were no signs of forced entry.
A Glen St. Mary women
told police a $150 diamond ring
was stolen from her residence at
9942 S. Jefferson Ave. and that
Cheryll Dodson of George Taber
Rd. was a possible suspect.
The victim, Barbara Wilkin-
son, was unaware of the theft
until she said her friend Melanie
Anderson told her she believed
Ms. Dodson had taken the jew-
Ms. Wilkinson advised
Deputy Matthew Riegel that
her friend had also pawned the
ring at Baker Guns & Gold on
behalf of Ms. Dodson, and that
she didn't believe Ms. Anderson
knew it was stolen at the time.
The pawn shop confirmed
Ms. Anderson pawned the ring
)gallons ofdiesel stolen
for $20 February 28. Attempts Dodson were unsuccessful, said
to reach Ms. Anderson and Ms.. Deputy Riegel.
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Trio ofarrests follow
Three arrests resulted from
a disturbance at a residence off
Jule Rd. involving two brothers
and an ex-boyfriend just before
midday on March 6.
Elick Griffis, 21, and Quentin
Griffis, 27, both of Macclenny,
are charged with battery of
Jeremy Lauramore, 26, of Glen
St. Mary, who went to the address
seeking ex-girlfriend Shirley
Harris, 23, of Sanderson.
An argument ensued when the
boyfriend suspected Ms. Harris
was involved with the younger
brother, and Mr. Lauramore told
Deputy Patrick McGauley he
was pushed to the ground and
punched and kicked before he
broke free and fled in his vehi-
Mr. Lauramore was treated
at Fraser Hospital's emergency
room for facial lacerations and a
The brothers when interviewed
denied kicking Mr. Lauramore,
and instead said they confronted
him after he appeared and pushed
Ms. Harris. The girlfriend's ver-
sion of events generally mirrored
that of Mr. Lauramore, who was
.charged with trespass.
In other cases, it took two
deputies to subdue a resisting
James Beaird, 39, of Lake City
shortly after a domestic incident
at a residence off Adams Rd. late
on March 6.
Girlfriend Julia Crews, 40,
of Macclenny said Mr. Beaird
beat and choked her during an
argument that started after they
returned home from a bar. James
Hawn, 25, of White Springs, who
was also at the address, pulled
Mr. Beaird off, the girlfriend and
the two of them fought briefly
before the boyfriend fled into the
Deputy Michael Hauge-said
Mr. Beaird fought efforts to be
handcuffed and he subdued the
suspect with the help of Deputy
Wayne Limbaugh. He was taken
to jail after being checked by
rescue workers for injuries he
received during the scuffle with
Mr. Beaird is charged with
battery, resisting arrest and mis-
demeanor marijuana possession.
Because of conflicting sto-
ries, Deputy Chris Walker filed
criminal complaints for battery.
against a couple who fought the
morning of March 8 in the pres-
ence of their children.
Marsha Wilkerson, 31, said
Vernon Goodwin, 36, attacked
her and kicked rocks in the
direction of their four-month-old
baby, then disabled her vehicle to
prevent her from taking the child
to Fraser Hospital for treatment
of a fever.
Mr. Goodwin told the officer
the girlfriend attacked him dur-
ing an argument over her addic-
tion of prescription pills and
often leaving the children, who
are age 14 and under, at the resi-
The Department of Children
and Families was notified
because of the presence of chil-
Three persons ended up in
jail following a disturbance the
evening of March 9 off L'il Dixie
Trail in the north county.
Darci Miller, 44, her hus-
band George Searcy, 62, of
Jacksonville and Debbie Carver,
46, of Sanderson were charged
with affray (fighting) and Deputy
Hauge heard conflicting accounts
of the incident.
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The Baker County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on
Monday, April 20, 2009 at 6:01 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible
for the consideration of amending "Exhibit A" of the Baker County Interlo-
cal Agreement for Public School Facility Planning. The Baker County Land
Planning Agency will review on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 7:01 p.m., or
as soon thereafter as possible at the Baker County Administration Building,
55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida. On the above mentioned dates,
all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the request
made by Baker County.
The Board of County Commissioners of Baker County, Florida along
with the Baker School District, Town of Glen St. Mary, and the City
of Macclenny hereby provide notice of an intent to amend Exhibit A
of the Baker County Interlocal Agreement for public school facility
planning to include Blair Nurseries as a project exempt from school
Number of Dwelling
Proec NamUnits Exempted
Keith Rhoden Creekwood 103
Barber Plantation 409
Creekside Townhouse 41
Broken Oak Multi-Family 23
Lee & Baker Wolfe Drive 14
Jonathan Street Development 7
Cypress Point Townhomes 115
Greystone Phase I 182
Lakes at Woodlawn 132
Southern State 291
Osceola Trails I 49
Creekside Townhouse 41
Blair Nurseries 577
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday March 12, 2009 Page 9
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Supported by their palms pressed
flat, seventeen senior citizens braced
themselves with their noses only a
couple inches from the wall. As the in-
structor counted out loud, they raised
and lowered their upper bodies over and
"Awesome! You look good and strong
.today. I'm proud of you," said Amanda
Pepitone who has lead the Silver Sneak-
er exercise program at the YMCA since
Silver Sneakers is the nation's lead-
ing exercise program exclusively de-
signed for older adults. It's available to
senior citizens in Baker County through
the YMCA and CURVES.
The class meets four mornings a
week and sessions revolve around phys-
ical activity, healthy lifestyle and posi-
tive social interaction.
Medicare patients covered by
Humana, Wellcare or Secure Hori-
zons can participate in the program
for free. Those not eligible through
insurance and for whom a regular
gym membership is too expensive,
can apply to the YMCA's financial
aid program. .
When the Silver Sneakers group
finishes their set of wall push-ups,
they go through a few more warm-
up exercises. There's a flurry of ac-
tivity as chairs are removed from a
closet and set up in rows across the
"Half cardio, half strength
building today! Get yourself a set
of balls and weights!" cries Ms.
Pepitone above the noisy activity.
The music cranks up and a fast-
paced arrangement of Let The
Sunshine In blasts away. The se-
niors go through a series of leg and
arm lifts while sitting or standing.
They use the back of the chair for
support. The minutes pass.
"O.K.! Drink of water!" cries
Everyone takes a 30 second
break and grabs their water bottles.
Then it's right back to the routine.
Ms. Pepitone shouts out another
'"Don't forget your breathing!"
Soon, the music changes to an-
other rousing melody: These Boots
Were Made For Walking. The
group clears a ring wide enough
for walking by pushing the chairs
to the center of the floor. Then,
they begin a steady march inter-
spersed with knee lunges.
"Remember, only go as far as
you can without straining," Ms.
Pepitone reminds them. She watch-
es silently for a couple minutes.
"Everybody looks good," calls
Ms. Pepitone. "Except for Ms. Eli-
ose who's cheating!"
Caught red-handed, Eliose
Posey lets go of the chair back she's
holding onto. She shakes her short
gray curls and playfully sticks out
the tip of her tongue in defiance.
Her face splits into a huge smile.
According to Ms. Pepitone,
Silver Sneakers can significantly
change the way older adults view
their personal health care respon-
"What I love most about the
program is that these folks actu-
ally want to be here," she said.
"They're actively going after im-
proving their health and they enjoy
Silver Sneakers is designed to
accommodate participants in three
major categories: Those already in
shape, those unfamiliar with exer-
cise and those entering post-rehab
after a stroke, heart attack, physi-
cal injury, etc.
"Most everyone coming to this
program starts out with high cho-
lesterol," said Ms. Pepitone. "Cho-
lesterol levels usually always come
down after they've been partici-
pating for a while. They get really
encouraged and keep going."
Participants in Silver Sneak-
ers don't have to be intimidated to
keep up with the rest of the group.
If standing up during a routine is
too taxing, participants may sit,
provided they .keep their arms
moving. Even marching is done in
a sitting position if necessary. Par-
ticipants are always encouraged to
use the back of their chair for bal-
The exercises help improve and
develop cardio vascular endurance,
muscular strength, flexibility,
speed, agility, balance and coor-
dination. Rubber balls, resistance
bands and weights may be used in
conjunction with the exercises.
"An added benefit of the pro-
gram is that it has a built in fall
prevention component," said Ms.
Pepitone. "Older adults who con-
dition themselves this way are
stronger and are much less likely
Seniors getting workout
tor admits she
is hooked on
ers. "I've seen
cal abilities. It's
teach this for-
ever," she said.
Testimonials I ,1 .
At 55, Mi- Silver Sneakers class led by Amanda Pepitone (far left).
S, OTO HY KEIIiu.Y LANNIGAN
chapoint he must sit, but hopes to improve -
is one of the younger Silver Sneakers enough to stand on his own for most of
members and is attending through ar- the one hour session.
rangements made by his doctor. At this
"I was embarrassed at first," he said.
"Some of these folks are twenty years
my senior and they're leaving me in
the dust. But even in the short time I've
been here, there has been noticeable im-
provement in the strength in my legs.
I hope to be standing through the rou-
Prior to joining Silver Sneakers, Bes-
sie Martin was having difficulty walk-
"When I first came here I'd had an
operation on my knee and could hardly
walk. I started the program and quickly
lost ten pounds. I've been coming now
for three years.
Sylvia Brown suffers from sciatica, a
nerve condition that causes numbness,
pain and weakness in the low back and
"Even though I've only been coming
a short while, it's helped tremendously
with the sciatica, she said. "I have more
energy and feel so much better. I've got
more upper arm strength, too."
Over a year ago, Helen Mabe was
diagnosed with diabetes. She has been
urging people in her church with the
same problem to join Silver Sneakers.
"There is a whole group of us in here
who have Diabetes. The exercise has
helped us lower our sugar levels which
really helps manage the problem."
Gerra Gatlin suffered a stroke three
years ago. She credits the progress she
has made through the Silver Sneakers
program with restoring her mobility and
even getting her driver's license back.
"After the stroke I went through re-
habilitation at a hospital in Jackson-
ville for a month and a half. When that
ended, I still couldn't move or open my
hand. If I sat down, I could hardly get
up by myself.
"Now, all that's changed. This pro-
gram is comparable to hospital physi-
cal therapy only better. It's also right
here in our backyard no more trips to
Socialization is a strong component
of Silver Sneakers. Once a month the
group hosts a pot luck lunch after class
or goes together to eat at a local fast
"Most of us grew up together. We
get to see people we've known our en-
tire lives almost daily. I feel so lucky for
that," said Ms. Gatlin.
Thursday, March 12,2009
Wi//iam Cooke fr,
73, of hickory, NC
William Lawrence (Cue)
Cooke Jr, 73, of Hickory, NC
died Sunday, February 15, 2009
at his home. Born September 9,
1935 in Taswell, VA, he was the
son of Wil-
liam L. f
Cooke Sr., (
Cooke was :
a member o
of God in
in Hickory Mr. Cooke
and the Oa-
sis Shrine. He was retired and
a former partner-owner of the
Howard Johnson hotel in Hick-
Mr. Cooke proudly served in
the 101st Airborne Division of
the Army. A loving husband, fa-
ther, grandfather and friend, he
will be missed by all who knew
In addition to his parents,
he is preceded in death by son
Michael Cooke; granddaughter
Michelle Cooke; brother Earl
Survivors include loving
wife of 57 years, Janice Cooke;
son Freddie Cooke and fiancee
Brenda Bryant; daughter Tamra
(Charlie) Wise of Vale; sisters
Judy Raulerson (Paul) of Glen
St. Mary, Lizzie Cooke and Su-
sie Cooke both of Fort Myers;
step-mother Janet Cooke of Fort
Myers; one granddaughter and
The funeral service was held
at 11:00 am February 18 at the
First Church of God in Hickory,
with Pastor Michael Hone offi-
ciating. Burial followed in Ca'-
tawba Memorial Park, NC.
In Loving Memory
Rosa L. Combs
It's been one year since God
called you home. God looked
around His garden, and He
found an empty place.' He then
looked down upon this earth and
saw your tired face. He put His
arms around you, and lifted you
to rest. God's garden must be
beautiful, He always takes the
best. He knew you were suffer-
ing, He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
get well on earth again. He saw
that the road was getting rough
and the hills were hard to climb,
so He closed your weary eye-
lids and whispered, "Peace be
thine." It broke our hearts to
lose you, but you didn't go alone.
For part of us went with you the
day God called you home.
THE COMBS FAMILY
CR 127 N., Sanderson,'FL
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Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pm
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Clifford Lee, 49,
owned local stores ofMacclnnydies
Clifford Neil Lee, 49, of At-
lanta died March 6, 2009. He
was born in Jacksonville to Clif-
ford Lee and Nettie Ruth Johns
Lee on November 11, 1959. He
was a 1977
stores in Macclenny for 12 years.
He moved to Atlanta in 1989
and loved spending time with
his nieces and nephews. He al-
ways thought of others first and
was a benefactor of St. Jude's
Children's Hospital. He often
checked with the cancer patients
at the hospital and brought them
small gifts to dheer them up.
Survivors include his parents
of Macclenny; sister Lisa Diane
(Mike) Jones of Glen St. Mary;
several aunts and uncles; a niece;
two nephews; several cousins.
The funeral service was held
March 11 at 2:00 pm at Chris-
tian Fellowship Temple in Mac-
clenny with pastors David and
Timmy Thomas officiating. The
family received friends and fam-
ily at the church one hour before
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests to St. Jude's Children's
Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place,
Memphis, TN 38105. Arrange-
ments were under the direction
of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Ser-
Charlie W. "Red" Mixon,
80, of Macclenny died Monday,
March 9, 2009. He was born in
Bruce, Florida and had resided
in Macclenny since 1951. He
was the son
of Matt Wil-
and Bessie -
on, and was
over 40 1
years. He Mr. Mixon
three years with Mixon Tire
& Lube until his retirement in
Mr. Mixon was a member of
the Christian Fellowship Tem-
ple, and was preceded in death
by brothers Clinzy and Hubert
He is survived by wife of 54
years, Christine Mixon of Mac-
clennl; daughters Linda Dickey
(Paul Maddox) of Freeport, FL,
Pat (Ray) Hodges of Macclenny
and Charlotte (Brent) Perry of
Baldwin: five grandchildren and
The funeral service will be
held at 11:00 am on March 12 at
Mr. Mixon's church with Revs.
David Thomas, Tim 'Thomas
and Tim Cheshire officiating.
Visitation was from 6:00-8:00
pm March 11 at the church. In-
terment will be at Woodlawn
Cemetery. Arrangements were
under the direction of Guerry
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Christy Lee Prescott, 39, of
Macclenny died March 7, 2009.
She was born in Orange Park to
Vivian Aline Davis Prescott and
the late Donnie Hugh Prescott
Christy was _
a life long
a member '
of Christian i
She loved to
to music, Ms. Prescott
with her friends and she had de-
voted her life to her children.
Survivors include mother
Vivian Aline Prescott of Mac-
clenny; children Devon Combs,
Dustin Martin and Madison
Combs, all of Macclenny; sis-
ter Laurie (Randy) Anderson
of Jacksonville and fiance Tal-
madge Combs of Macclenny.
The funeral service will be
held March 12 at 3:00 pm at her
church, with pastors David and
Timmy Thomas officiating. The
family received friends and fam-
ily March 11 from 2:00-3:00 pm
at the church. Arrangements are
under the direction of V. Todd
Ferreira Funeral Services.
The First Baptist Church of
Olustee will host evangelist
James Croft of Olustee in a spe-
cial service on Sunday, March
15 at 11:00 am. He will deliver a
challenge to the church as it pre-
pares for a revival meeting start-
ing April 5.
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A memorial service is planned
March 14 at 1:00 pm for Mike
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family and friends are invited to
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, March 12, 2009 Page 11
Some fruits suited for growth in Baker County,
some are not, extension service workshop learns
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
A workshop on growing fruit
in Baker County was held at the
Ag Center February 24. Nearly
twenty people from all over the
Baker County horticultural
extension agent Alicia Lamborn
reported that even more people
than those pre-registered showed
up for the event.
Among the attendees were
Sonya Barnhart who brought
along daughters Tessa, Shayna
and Sophia. Tessa and Shayna
attended the program to help sat-
isfy some requirements of their
home school curriculum.
Some of themajor topics cov-
ered were cold tolerance, chilling
requirements, pruning and fertil-
According to Ms. Lamborn,
quite a variety of fruit can be
grown in Baker County includ-
ing apples, peaches, nectarines,
pears, grapes, citrus, strawberries
and mulberries. Even raspber-
ries, which are normally associ-
ated with colder climates, can be
grown as annuals.
Choosing fruit trees and
plants suited to the growing con-
ditions in Baker County should
be a fundamental consideration.
One way to do this is by consult-
ing heat and cold-hardiness zone
maps such as those produced by
the United States Department of
Agriculture and the American
"Say you plant a variety of
fruit tree that does well in South
Carolina," said Ms. Lamborn. "It
might easily withstand the win-
ter temperatures here in Baker
County but it won't tolerate this
zone's summer heat.
"It's best, when possible, to get
your plants locally grown," said
Ms. Lamborn. "Because they
are already conditioned to the
According to Ms. Lamborn,
most of the questions she re-
ceives from the public in regard
to growing fruit involve citrus
trees. Since citrus is not native to
the state, and growing it in north
Florida can be a challenge. The
tendency for temperatures to dip
into the 30s and below is what ul-
timately drove the citrus industry
in this area further south.
Many varieties of citrus can
still be successfully grown in
Baker County, but proper cold
protection measures must be in
Choosing trees that have been
Emmanuel Church of God in
Christ will be having a musical
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Everyone is invited. For more
information call 259-4759.
First Baptist Church
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Sunday School ....... 10:00 am
Sun. Morning Worship. 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship .. 6:00 pm
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Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
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Sonya Barnhart with daughters Tessa and Shayna at the workshop.
PHoro BY KEI.I.EY LANNIGAN
grafted to a cold tolerant root
stock is important as well as
picking varieties that have de-
veloped an over-all tolerance to
cold. Satsuma Oranges, Nagami
and Meiwa Kumquats and Meyer
Lemons are varieties that do very
well in Baker County.
Trees become more resistant
to the cold as they mature and go
through several seasons of cold
weather. Protection is critical
during the first few years, how-
When possible, citrus should
be planted on the south side of a
house where it can get the most
benefit from the winter sun which
is lower in the sky at that time.
"Most folks don't think you
can grow apples in Florida, but
that's not true," said Ms. Lam-
born. "Again, choosing a vari-
ety suited to the climate is the
The popular Red and Golden
Delicious cannot be grown in
Florida because they need a long
period of chilling hours. Varieties
best suited to Baker County are
the Anna Apple, Golden Dorsett
and Tropic Sweet.
Apple trees need to be planted
from December to February with
one exception. Trees that come
from nurseries and have been
containerized can be planted any
time during the year.
Apple trees need a site with
well drained soil and more than
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Sunday, March 15
New Life Church of God
Sunday school begins at 9:45 am
Morning worship at 10:30 am
There will be no evening service.
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one variety should be
planted together because
they require cross pol-
lination in order to pro-
"Blueberries do well
in Baker County," said
Of the Rabbiteye va-
rieties, a gardener can
choose between Becky-
blue, Bonita and Climax,
which bear fruit early.
Rabbiteyes are easy to
grow, less susceptible to
root rot and are drought
tolerant. For bushes that
bear mid-late season
there are Brightwell,
Blueberries love acid-
ic soil, but are sensitive to excess
nitrogen. Cross pollination with
other varieties greatly increases
the yield of fruit. They also ben-
efit from heavy mulching.
Proper thinning and prun-
ing of fruit trees is important for
their overall health and to ensure
a good yield of fruit.
Some trees such as pear, peach
and plum require specific prun-
ing and training methods done
early in their growing period.
The limbs of pear trees must
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be pruned to a modified "leader"
system with 2-3 dominate lead-
ers. Several strong branches are
trained upward from the central
axis of the tree and competing
leaders are eliminated.
Plum bushes are topped out at
seven feet to facilitate fruit pick-
Many trees will often produce
more fruit that they can sustain,
which can result in small under-
developed fruit. Thinning the tree
during bloom will help prevent
this. When fruit begins to show,
it helps to thin again, leaving one
fruit every six inches.
Where you grow a fruit tree
or other fruit producing plant can
have benefits or detriments.
Fig trees normally have shal-
low root systems, so planting a
fig near a house or a wall will
cause its roots to go deeper unto
Pear trees should not be plant-
ed in proximity to apple trees be-
cause they tend to carry a bacteria
called Fireblight. Pears can live
for years with no adverse effects
from the bacteria, but any apple
trees nearby will be infected and
go into decline.
Fruit trees should not be plant-
ed too close together. Twenty five
feet apart is a good distance.
"Some people worry that cross
pollination won't occur unless the
trees are very close together, but
that isn't an issue. Believe me, the
bees will find the trees," said Ms.
Fertilization, mulching and
pest control were also discussed
during the program.
Guidelines to growing fruit in
Baker County are available to the
public from the Baker County
extension service. For more in-
formation on growing fruit and
other gardening topics, visit the
extension office, located at the
Ag Center or call 259-3520.
Calling all upcoming 2009-2010
Kindergartners and their parents.
There will be four classes, each one hour long,
with activities to help you and your child make a smooth
transition into Kindergarten.
We will meet at the Baker County Pre-K/
Kindergarten Center, 362 South Blvd. East.
Registration begins January 12, 2009
Please call the
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to sign your child up for our
Kindergarten Readiness classes.
SPates and Times
for the classes are:
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Tuesday, March 17 at 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m.
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Thursday, March 12,2009
Lady Cats softball
team moves to 9-1
The Lady Wildcat softball
team rolled to a trio of big dis-
trict wins and another against
Hilliard the past week to run
their record to an impressive 9-
1. The girls stopped Middleburg,
Bradford and Clay County to
put themselves atop the district
The Cats opened the week
with an 8-1 win on the road
March 3 in Middleburg. Tif-
fany Smith went the distance for
BCHS, striking out nine Broncos
in the process.
The Lady Wildcats got things
started with pair of runs from a
pair of Ashleys Ashley Curry
and Ashley Holton to put the
Cats on top in the first inning.
The Broncos pulled one back
before the Cats exploded for five
runs in the sixth inning. Holton,
Smith, Kristin Wilkinson, Krista
Smith and Cami Craig all scored
in the inning.
BCHS finished out its scoring
with a single run in the seventh.
Holton collected her third run of
the night in the inning.
Smith and Craig combined to
one hit rival Bradford County at
home on March 5 on the way to
an overwhelming 18-1 victory
over the Tornadoes. It was all
No loses for
The girls' tennis team re-
mained undefeated, defeat-
ing Baldwin 4-3 on March 3 at
home. The girls were trailing 3-1
going into the number five sin-
gles match. The Lady Wildcats
pulled off wins from the 5th seed
singles, 1st and 2nd seed doubles
to capture the win and keep their
The 2nd seed doubles match
was a back and forth affair that
went to an exciting 8-6 tie break
win for the Lady Wildcats. Post-
ing wins were Destiny De La
Pena (# 2 seed) 8-1, Logan Raul-
erson (#5 seed) 8-4, Destiny De
La Pena and Ale Camargo-Val-
buena (#1 seed doubles) 8-5 and
Carrisa Ward and Kari Crummey
(#2 seed doubles) 9-8 (8-6).
On March 5, the boys' and
girls' team' hosted and defeated
the West Nassau Warriors. The
boys ended up at 4-3 and the
Boy winners include Spencer
Wildcats as BCHS collected 14
hits on the night.
Holton continued to score,
getting a run to open scoring in
the first. Ashley Curry crossed
home for a single run in the sec-
Haley Crews ran for Smith
and scored in the third. Wilkin-
son reached on an error and
Cami Crews brought her in with
a two-run homer.
Bradford got a run back in
the fifth, but the floodgates were
opened for BCHS and the Wild-
cats exploded for nine runs that
inning. Curry and Ashley Tracy
reached and Smith brought them
in with a three-run homer. That
was followed by a second four-
bagger when Wilkinson hom-
Heather High, Cami Craig,
Jordan Hand, Curry and Tracy all
scored to round out the inning.
BCHS had a closer game on
Friday against Clay County at
home, but the result was the
same as the Cats beat the Blue
The Wildcats again opened
the scoring early with a solo
home run from Holton in the first
Holton, whose bat has been
Norman-Gerard (#2 seed) 8-2,
Spencer Brunnette (# seed) 8-5,
Thomas Swartz (#5 seed) 8-4,
Lew Boyette and Spencer Nor-
man-Gerard (#1 doubles) 8-5.
Girl include Ale Camargo-
Vabuetna (#1 seed) 8-4, Destiny
De La Pena (#2 seed) 8-1, Kari
Crummey (#4 seed) 8-1, Logan
Raulerson (#5 seed) 8-5, Ale
Camargo-Valbuena and Destiny
De La Pena (#1 seed doubles)
8-2 and Carissa Ward and Kari
Crummey (#2 doubles) 8-3.
Armoreda is philosophical
about his teams' early successes.
"As a team we have to keep
everything in perspective and
continue to work hard and pre-
pare for much tougher compe-
tition in the upcoming weeks
against the likes of Fernandina
Beach, Bishop Kenny and Su-
wannee," he said. "We have de-
feated the teams we're supposed
to and now we have to face the
Cami Craig pitches against Hilliard.
red hot, hit another solo home
run in the fourth inning to put the
Cats up 2-0.
Clay tied the game in the sixth
and the Lady Cats responded
with the winning two runs. They
came once more from Holton
and Crews, who was running for
pitcher Smith. Smith and Craig
again combined for the victory.
Non-district opponent Hilliard
came to Baker County March 9
-and left defeated 5-4. The girls
travel to Suwannee County on
Friday for a 6:30 game.
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* * *
There are rare occasions as a
coach where after a successful
season you get the opportunity to
"reload," to come back as strong
if not stronger than the year be-
Coach Bobby Johns is defend-
ing the state weightlifting crown
with a' "reloaded" team 'that has
opened in impressive fashion.
The Wildcats began their de-
fense of the title by defeating
Spruce Creek, Lake Brantley
and Winter Springs last weekend
in Lake Brantley. With 24 State
since the sport became sanc-
tioned by the FHSAA in 1975,
Spruce Creek is the team against
which all other programs are
The Wildcats came away with
a 47-43 victory over Spruce
Creek despite the fact that the
BCHS lifters "did not have a su-
per day," according to Johns.
By defeating the Hawks, the
Wildcats broke a 12-year record
during which time Spruce Creek
had not dropped a regular season
The Cats also defeated Lake
Brantley, the site of an official
Olympic training center for
weightlifting and a team that has
had many individual state cham-
pions over the years to go along
with a pair of team state champi-
onships. solid 360 total
The final results between the an attempt. Jol
four schools were BCHS 47 zel Mack coul
Spruce Creek 43, BCHS 61 Lake state if he ke
Brantley 28, and BCHS 74 Win- his total, and
ter Springs 9. the heavyweight
Top finishers were Ryan .key lifter for E
Young in the 119 class with a 425 Thomas B
total; Greg Williams in the 183 reach of som
class with an easy 625 total; Har- records this y
old Moore in the 199 class with at records in 1
a solid 595; Hank Farmer in the and total reco:
219 class at 640; Thomas Braddy and 820 pot
in the 238 class with a 770; Ethan and also the c
Munson in the heavyweight class of 830 pounds
with a 730. This week
Johns was also pleased with their first horn
the showing of Brandon Tuten at 3:30 on V
in the 119 class, who had a very Keystone Heig
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Baseball squad still undefeated
down a perfect bunt for a single
to load the bases. Chad Schroeer
then hit a two-strike curve ball
into the right center gap for a
bases clearing double.
Cameron Crews and Brad
Griffis combined for a one-hit
game against the Bulldogs.
"When you allow only one hit
in two games you are going to
have a pretty good week," said
Staples. "We are 7-0 and have
not gotten a lot of hits the last
couple weeks, but when your
Travis Tyson marked his first
start of the year with a no-hitter
as the BCHS Wildcat baseball
team continued its dominating
early season, moving to the 7-0
mark by defeating Ribault 10-0
and Suwannee 3-0.
Tyson, who has been used in
a relief role over the years by
Coach John Staples, walked out
to the mound as a starter for the
first time in his high school ca-
reer. It was an appearance he will
never forget as his debut turned
into the no-hitter.
The Cats had all aspects of
their game working, as they
completely shut down the Tro-
jans defensively and offensively
hit the ball almost at will.
Baker High had a closer game
on the road in Live Oak on Fri-
day. They blew open a tight game.
in the sixth inning to shut out the
The big inning was kicked
off by Johnny Elasik, who led
off with a single. Travis Tyson
walked and Chase Bennett put
for Gazdick award
Nominations are sought by
March 31 for the annual Michael
J. Gazdick Award for community
service, particularly in the areas
of youth recreation and sports.
The winner for this year will
be announced at a ceremony
April 25 at the Macclenny Park
west of Memorial Stadium.
Please submit nominations
'in care of Ms. Joy Chapman at
the City of Macclenny, 118 E.
Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, FL
32063 by the deadline.
St. Pattys dance
Come out to the Baker Coun-
ty fairgrounds March 14 from
7:00 pm 12:00 am and join
in for some good clean fun and
dance the night away. Entertain-
ment will be provided by Steve
Tickets are available at the
door with proceeds benefitting
pitchers throw tip goose eggs you
are going to win ball games. It's
time to start making life easier
on our pitchers and defense. We
hit some balls hard at Suwannee,
but they didn't find the hole."
The Cats have district games
this week on Friday and Satur-
day, a big rematch with Santa Fe
at home and then a rare Saturday
afternoon game against Bradford
County. First pitch on Friday is
at 6:00 pm and Saturday at 1:00
Baker Boyz win tournament...
The Baker Boyz clinched the Diamond Sports "Battle of the Bats" 12-year-old AAU
Travel baseball tournament March 7-8 in T7fton, Ga. Coaches Johnny Tyson and
Bruce,Sapp led the team to victory against a Macon, Ga. squad 11-1, putting their
two-day, nine-team tournament record at 5-0. Three wins came in the final innings.
Pictured left to right (bottom) Chase Drury, Jacob Milton, Willie Carter, Zack Ra-
fuse and Landon Boyette; (top) Mr. Tyson, Cameron Wilson, Jarrod Painter, Levy
Hollingsworth, Cason Colbert, assistant coach Trey Sapp, Jarred Crews, Brandon
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'69 class reunion
The Baker High senior class
of 1969 is planning its 40th anni-
versary and will hold a meeting
March 17 at the Glenhill Primi-
tive Baptist Church on US 90.
The time is 7:00 pm.
For more information, call
Sissie Crews at 259-7120 or 259-
3946 (after 6:00 pm).
Class of'84 reunion
Attention BCHS class of
1984. We are in the early stages
of planning our 25 year class re-
union. We need your contact in-
formation. Please email you ad-
dress, phone number and email
address to classofl984bchs@
yahoo.com or call David Crews
NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING
MARCH 17, 2009 7:00PM
ADOPTION OF THE PROPOSED EVALUATION AND
APPRAISAL REPORT OF THE GLEN ST. MARY
The Town of Glen St. Mary, Florida, by and through its Town Council, will
consider the adoption of the Evaluation and Appraisal Report on the Town's
Comprehensive Plan, for transmittal to the Florida Department of Community
Affairs (DCA) for its review of sufficiency pursuant to the requirements of
Chapter 163.3191, Florida Statutes.
Prior to its adoption, a public hearing on the report will be held at Town Hall,
10046 South Glen Avenue, Glen St. Mary, Florida 32040. The proposed
report may be inspected by the public at Town Hall weekdays between the
hours of 8:30 A.M. and 12:30 P.M.
Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the
Council at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may
be necessary. The Council assumes
HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
A. NOTICE TO BIDDERS:
A Pre-BId walkthrough for the New Construc-
tion/Rehabilitation of 5 homes in Baker County will
be conducted as part of the SHIP Housing Rehabili-
tation Project on Friday-March 13, 2009 starting at
10:00 a.m. outside the Baker County, Commission-
ers, Chambers, Macclenny, FL 32063. In order to
bid on a home, you must complete a walkthrough of
each home before a bid will be accepted. The dead-
line for sealed bids to be received is Wednesday,
March 18, 2009, at 10:05 a.m.
B. General Instructions to Bidders:
a. All prices shall include all labor, super-
vision, materials, equipment and services necessary
to perform a complete, thorough, workmanlike job.
b. Alternates to the specifications will
not be accepted unless the specifications call for
c. Bids prices must be itemized on the
submitted bid form or the bid will be rejected.
2. Insurance: Before any bid can be accepted,
a Certificate of Insurance must be attached to the
proposal. The Certificate of Insurance must list
Baker County as a party to be notified ten (10) days
before cancellation or expiration of the policy.
3. Legal Compliance: The bidder shall be famil-
iar with all federal, state and local laws, ordinances,
rules and regulations that affect the work. Igno-
rance on the part of the bidder will in no way relieve
him/her from responsibility for compliance with all
laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.
4. Right of Rejection: The owner, in coopera-
tion with Baker County reserves the right to reject
any or all bids; to waive any formality; to award
the bid in the best interest of Baker County and the
Owner. Bids that are more than 15% higher or low-
er than the Housing Rehabilitation Specialist's cost
estimate will not be accepted. (This rule does not
apply to NEW CONSTRUCTION)
5. Pre-Bid Conference: Bidders or their rep-
resentatives are required to attend an on-site visit
and inspection for each home they wish to submit
a proposal on. Failure to attend the meeting will
result in automatic bid rejection, unless a waiver
is approved by the Baker County Board of County
6. Bids Submitted: All bids and inquiries shall
be addressed to the Housing Rehabilitation Program
at 55 North 3rd Street Macclenny, Florida 32063.
Bid proposals shall be enclosed in a sealed envelope
bearing the markings "SHIP HOUSING SEALED
BIDS". The bids will not be opened until Wednes-
day, March 18, 2009, at 10:05 a.m. in the confer-
ence room Baker County Administration Building
55 North 3rd Street, Macclenny, FI 32063
Hand delivered bids should be addressed to:
Housing Rehabilitation/Ship Program Office Baker
County Administration Building 55 North Third
Street Macclenny, Florida 32063, Attn. Arlene
Mailed bids should be sent to Baker County
Commissioners, 55 North 3rd Street, Macclenny,
Florida 32063, Attn. Arlene Griffis
7. No contractor or subcontractor may par-
ticipate in this work if ineligible to receive federal or
state funded contracts.
8. No contractor will be awarded more than
three (3) rehabilitation or new construction con-
tracts simultaneously, unless substantial evidence
is submitted to justify same and the Baker County
Board of County Commissioners determines, at
their sole discretion, such an award will not jeopar-
dize the program or inconvenience the homeowner.
9. Federal equal opportunity, civil rights, lead
base paint and record retention requirements are
applicable to work performed on this job.
10. Financing of the work will be provided in
whole or in part by the Baker County Housing Re-
habilitation Program. Baker County will act as agent
for the owner in preparing contract documents, in-
specting, and issuing payments. The contract will
be between the owner and contractor. Bids, work
performed, and payments must be approved by the
owner and Baker County.
11. All projects financed in whole or in part by
the Baker County Housing Rehabilitation/SHIP Pro-
gram will be advertised in the Baker County Press
and the Baker County Standard Newspapers.
March 2, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pat Mobley
(CM REV TR) the holder of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property and the names
in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO: 02-00114
YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2002
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
CORRECTED LEGAL DESCRIPTION:
Lots Five (5) and Six (6) of Block Thirty
Three (33) of Lincoln Park, a subdivision of
a part of Section Thirty-Five (35) Township
Two (2) South Range Twenty (20) East, as
per map of plat of said Lincoln Park on file
in the Office of the County Clerk of said Bak-
er County, Florida being the same premises
conveyed to me by Deed of E.J. Calkin et
al. Recorded in Baker County, Book "V" of
Deeds page 537 May 16, 1927.
ALL OF SAID PROPERTY BEING LOCATED IN
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED: David Benton
Unless such certificate or certificates shall be
redeemed according to law, the property described
herein will be sold to the highest bidder at the East
door of the Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny,
Florida on April 14, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 13th day of February, 2009.
CLERK OF COURT
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: Bonnie M. Palleschi
NOTICE TO BID
.Notice is hereby given that the Baker County
Board, of Commissioners will receive written, sealed
bids at the Baker County Administration Office, 55
North Third Street, Macclenny, FL, 32063, until
March 30, 2009 at 11:00 am for the following:
Project Number 2009-03
Construction of entrance road and parking for
Shoals Park ATV area
A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on
March 16, 2009 at 10:00 am in the Baker County
Administration Office, 55 North Third Street, Mac-
clenny, FL 32063. Bids will not be accepted from
any bidder who is not represented at the pre-bid
conference. All contractors bidding this project
must be pre-qualified with FOOT. Contractors may
obtain specifications and bid documents only at the
pre-bid conference. All bids must be sealed with the
project number clearly marked on the outside of the
bid packet. Any bids received after March 30, 2009
at 11:00 am, will not be accepted. The Baker County
Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2007-CA-05
TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE COR-
MICHELLE R. MERRITT, ET AL,
.~TICEP F RESCHEDULED FQBECLPS,yRE. ALE
tNOTICEIS HEREBY GIVEN porsu6ant to an Or-
der Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated February
26, 2009 and entered in Case NO. 2007-CA-05 of
the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in
and for BAKER County, Florida Wherein TAYLOR,
BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
IS THE PLAINTIFF AND MICHELLE R. MERRITT;
BETTY A. MERRITT; PRIME ACCEPTANCE CORPO-
RATION; LVNV FUNDING, LLC, AS ASSIGNEE OF
PROVIDIAN FINANCIAL CORP.; TENANT #1 A/K/A
TERESA HARRIS are the Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT
DOOR OF THE BAKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE at
11:00 AM, on the 26th day of March, 2009, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in said Final
LOT 6,. OF DAVIS PARK SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, AT PAGE
38, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER
TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LO-
CATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND
APPURTENANCE THERETO BEING DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
2005 GENERAL MEGA, SERIES 28-15576.
A/K/A 10955 CR 125 North, Glen St Mary, FL
Any person claiming an Interest In the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court
on February 27, 2009.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Bonnie Palleschi
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-0197-CA
HOME AGAIN INVESTMENTS, LLC.
GREGORY WILLIAMS and PAMELA WILLIAMS, his
Wife and WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL ACCEPTANCE
FLORIDA, INC. A Corporation, Successor by
Merger to Auto-Refi Financial Services,
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to an Or-
der of Final Judgement of Foreclosure entered in the
above-captioned action, I will sell the property situ-
ate in Baker County, Florida, described as follows:
A lot beginning on the West line of the
right of way of State Road S-23A, a dis-
tance of 360 feet South of the North line
of the NW 1/ of the NE %/ of Section 19,
Township 2 South, Range 22 East, thence
run Westerly a distance of 140.0 feet,
thence Southerly a distance of 62 feet,
thence Easterly a distance of 140.0 feet,
thence North along State Road S-23-A a
distance of 62 feet to the Point of Begin-
Along with 1985 OmnI Doublewide mobile
home Title #44232116 and #44249369,
ID# OM7111A and #OM7111B
At public sale to the highest and best bidder for
cash, at the front door of the Baker County Court-
house, Macclenny, Florida, .at 11:00 a.m. on the
24th day of March, 2009.
THOMAS "AL" FRASER
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Jamie Crews
no responsibility for fumishing said
RIVER FRONT PROPERTY
The Baker County Board of County Commis-
sioners are currently accepting proposals from
interested parties regarding the purchase or lease
of County owned property consisting of approxi-
mately 10 acres located at the Northwest corner of
the CR121 bridge and the St. Mary's River. This
property is located in the State of Georgia and con-
sists of primarily of pine and hardwood forest and
is in the floodplain of the St. Mary's river. If sold
the minimum acceptable price will be the appraisal
value and subject to the provisions of Florida Stat-
ues Chapter 274 pertaining to the disposal of sur-
It is the desire of the County to lease or sell the
property to any responsible firm, corporation, com-
pany, individual or other entity that will propose to
utilize all or a portion of the property for public use
subject to any applicable rules and regulations of
Charlton County, Georgia. Because this property is
located in Georgia, interested parties should contact
The Charlton County Georgia Authority at 100 3rd
Street, Folkston Georgia 31537 or call (912) 496-
2549 for information on the rules, regulations, zon-
ing or building requirements for this property.
All proposals should be submitted to the Baker
County Board of County Commissioners at 55 N.
3rd Street, Macclenny Florida 32063. Any questions
regarding this request for proposals should be di-
rected to Joe Cone, County Manager at (904) 259-
3613 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All responses are due no later that Thursday
April 2, 2009 at 3:00pm. The Board of County Com-
missioners reserves the right to reject any or all
proposals and discontinue this solicitation for any
I PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
SThe Baker County District School Board will
hold the following PUBLIC HEARING on Monday,
April 6, 2009 in the Baxter Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment Station #60 located at 27310 CR 127, Baxter,
Florida beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Approval of Revised School Board Policy:
6.20 (Years of Service Defined for Ad-
ministrative and Instructional Personnel)
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED
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Tne documents will be available four preview at
the Baker County School Board Office located at 392
South Boulevard East, Maccenny, Florida beginning
Wedrlnesday, March4,S2009 6t3~..m.38:0 1iAfo -
Superintendent of Schools
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
CASE NO. 02-2008-CA-209
GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC.,
CLYDE H. CRAWLEY; CONNIE G. CRAWLEY; JOHN
DOE and JANE DOE, Unknown Tenant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Final
Judgement of Foreclosure, dated February 24,
2009, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash on the courthouse
steps of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Mac-
clenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on
the 24th day of March, 2009 the following described
real and personal property:
Lot 34, Hill of Glen, according to plat there-
of recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 51 and
52 of the Public Records of Baker County,
Together with that certain manufactured home more
specifically described as:
1995, Grand Manor (24 x 48) with Serial
Number GAGMTD0576 A&B
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property owner
as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
Dated this 26th day of February, 2009
Clerk of Court
By: Jamie Crews
The St. JohnsRiver Water Management District
has received the applications) for Environmental
Resource Permit(s) from:
Guerry Funeral Home, 420 E. Macclenny Ave.,
Macclenny, FL 32063, application #40-003-120040-
1. The project is located in Baker County, Section
32; Township 2 South; Range 22 East. The ERP
application Is fbr construction of a surface water
management system for a 1.31-acre commercial
development known as Guerry Funeral Home Site
The file(s) containing each of the above-listed
applications) are available for inspection Monday
through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. at the St. Johns River Water Manage-
ment District Headquarters or the appropriate ser-
vice center. Written objections to the application
may be n)ade, but should be filed with (received
by) the District Clerk, 4049 Reid St., Palatka, Florida
32177-1429, no later than 14 days from the date
Written objections should identify the objector
by name and address, and fully describe the objec-
tion to the application. Filing a written objection does
not entitle you to a Chapter 120, Florida Statutes,
Administrative Hearing. Only those persons whose
substantial interests are affected by the application
and who file a petition meeting the requirements of
Sections 120.596 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, and
Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative Code, may
obtain an Administrative hearing. All timely filed
written objections will be presented to the Board
for consideration in its deliberations on application
prior to the Board taking action on the application.
Gloria Lewis, Director, Division of Regulatory
St. Johns River Water Management District
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Classified ads and notices must be
paid in advance, and be in our office
no later than 4:00 pm the Monday
preceding publication, unless other-
wise arranged in advance. Ads can
be mailed provided they are accom-
panied by payment and instructions.
They should be mailed to: Classified
Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O.
Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We.
cannot.,assume responsibility for
accuracy of ads or notices given over
the telephone. Liability for.errors in all
advertising will be limited to the first
publication only. If after that time, the
ad continues to run-without notifica-
tion of error by the person or agency
for whom it was published, then that
party assumes full payment respon-
sibility. The Baker County Press
reserves the right to refuse advertis-
ing or any other material which in
the opinion of the publisher does not
meet standards of publication.
Floor mounted five speed drill press,
like new, $150; new Euro-Pro over-
lock serger $80; antique game well fires
alarm box $150; bamboo bar wth three
tall stools $200; Cypress hutch $125;
77 Ford Ranger with Lincoln 460 48
engine, factory original? 59,000 miles
$3000. All items OBO. 259-3087.3/12p
25'x36' garage trusses $1500 OBO.
2006 Suzuki 400 off-on road use, 1500
miles four months factory warranty,
$3800 or take over payments. 259-
8000 watt Northern Star,.generator,;
13hp Honda engine, 12" pneumatic
tires, $1200 used twice. Also 13" TV
like new, $30. Jacque Prevard ladies
diamond dress watch $100. 742-9399.
Farm equipment, double set of disc
$350; single row disc $250; 5' finish
mower $500. 904-251-5655. 3/12c
Artists Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
Septic tank sand or top grade field dirt
$150 spread. 653-1656.. 3/12c
Hay for sale, cow hay '$35, horse hay
$45. 259-7364. 2/19-3/12p
The Franklin Mercantile, will be closed
Saturday, March 7- Friday, March 13.
for Honduras mission work. We will
re-open Saturday, March 14. Please re-
member us in your prayers. 259-6040.
Stump grinder $3500. Older model
bucket truck 40' reach $7000, good
working condition. Also have an older
model roll back, good condition $4000.
Cell 904-251-5655. ..: 3/12c
1996 Honda Accord LX, very depend-
able, runs great, everything works,
235K miles, 4 cyl..automatic, 30mpg.
$2000. 275-3007 leave message.
1986 Red Corvette, new motor, loaded,
mag wheels, removable glass top, too
much to list $8500 firm. 588-5212.
2002 Chevy Silverado extended cab,
2500 HD, 350 vortec, A/C, tilt, cruise
control, runs great, $4500. 588-5212.'
1987 Toyota pickup, five speed, low
mileage motor, new tires, runs great
$1800. Call 571-0913. 3/12p
1994 Jeep Cherokee four wheel drive,
cold A/C, automatic, $2300 OBO. 1996
Ford Escort. 653-1656. 3/12c
2006 silver Chevy Trailblazer, $13,500,
one owner, 50,000 miles OnStar, run-
ning boards, tow package and.many
more extras. Call 477-3604.
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis, 80,000
miles, excellent condition $2500. 904-
1995 Dodge Avenger, teal green, four
cylinder, five speed, runs good, 95,000
on second engine $1500. Call 259-
1999 ChevyTahoe, loaded $4995. 1987
Bounder motor home $7500. 904-616-
Advrishi E L' "U 1hie1111
Do you have a junk car or truck to sell
or haul off. Call 259-7968. 1/10tfc
Drum lessons Learn to play the drums
for a reasonable price. Vz hour lesson'
each week just $50/month, or full hour
lesson each week for $75/month. Call
RJ 653-1794 or email jenksdrummer@
Trailrldge Hunting Club is accepting
Applications for the 09/10 season. 7853
acres, dog hunt four days/week, still
hunt seven days/week, $1800. Call 259-
3625 or 509-4658. 3/12p
Babysitting In my home, near 125
and 127, reasonable prices, hot meals,
snacks, all ages, any hours Monday-Fri-
day, will keep overnight if needed. 838-
Greatest shopping mall, shop at over
40 major stores; Radio Shack, Office
Depot, Macys, Toys-R-Us, Walmart, Za-
les. Jeremy Anderson, owner. Call 259-
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
AKC Lab puppies, $100. 912-614-
Five Boxer puppies, three females, two '
males, Jax/103rd Street, registered,
$350-each. 904-647-7777, 904-505-
AKC Blockhead Lab puppies, yellow,
black and chocolate. Parents on prem-
'ises, shots, wormed, health certificates.
Ready March 18, $350-$450. Call 904-
727-7882 or 904-635-4365. 3/5-3/19p
Large set of keys. Call to identify.
Wayne 259-1621., 3/12
Pointer? Whitewith brown, female in
heat? Tattoo #, by Cuyler airport. 259-
Notice to readers:
The newspaper often' publishes classified
advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
'weight loss products, health products. While
the newspaper uses reasonable discretion
in deciding on publication of such ads, it
takes no responsibility as to the truthful-
ness of claims. Respondents should use
caution and common sense before send-
ing any money or making other commit-
ments based on statements and/or prom-,
ises; demand specifics in writing. You can
also call the Federal Trade Commission at
1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot
fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it
sdunds too good to be true, it probably is.
- The Baker County Press ,
Passed up a few golden opportuni-
ties before? Don't miss this one. We're .
looking for stay-at-home moms, inac-
tive MLM distributors or anyone look-
ing to start a home-based business.
This company is in a pre-launch stage
with a solid financial opportunity at
absolute ground-floor level. Contact
SJeff 838-1150., 3/12-3/19p
Children's Elite is seeking a hard work-
ing, mature'person that likes to work
with children. 259-1373. 2/19-3/19p
Sales Associate, Job. Description:
Answers customer questions, and bill-
ing inquiries with the highest degree of
courtesy and professionalism. 1-landles
transactions in connection with acti-
vatron of new customer accounts
and service orders. Proficient in data
entry skills, spelling and grammar.
Qualifications: HS Diploma. Experience
and some college beneficial. Proficient
In Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
Possess good analytical and .organiza-
tional skills. Broad working knowledge,
of Business Office/Call Center practices
and operations. Comfortable at multi-
tasking. Benefits. Health, life, 401 (k),
Retirement plan, vacation, holidays. To
Apply: Mall, fax or e-mall resume on or
before March 25th to: Northeast Florida
Telephone Company, Sales Associate
Position, 130 N. 4th St., Macclenny,
FI 32063, Fax: 904-259-1200, e-mail:
email@example.com EOE M/F DV and
.Druo Free. 3/12-3/19c
RN Well established local home
healthcare agency seeks experienced'
RN for PRN position. Must have one
year Med/Surg. Flexible hours, compet-
itive pay. Call 259-3111 or fax resume
to 259-5176. 3/5 tfc
Tire and lube technicians, pay based on
experience. TA Travelcenter in Baldwin.
Apply to Mark Holmes 904-266-4281
ext. 22 or'email resume to ta125shop@
morrisholdings.com 9/1 ltfc
Keyboardist and/or Pianist needed for
Sunday and one night.during week.
for- Taylor Church; Heart for God and
people; great attitude; all types Gospel
Music; talented and in love with God;
Team focused only; work with choirs,
band, praise teams; Excellent part time
pay for right person. Call Donna Cox
259-7074 or 259-7324 Ext. 1 to discuss
your qualifications and availability.
Notice to Readers
AU real estate advertising in this newspaper is
subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes
it illegal to advertise "any preference, limita-
tion or discrimination based on race, color,
religion, sex, handicap, familiar status or
national origin, or an intention, to make any
such preference, limitation or discrimina-
tion." Familial staIus includes children under
the age of 18 living with parents or legal cus-
todiars, pregnant women and people secur-
ing custody of children under t8.
This newspaper will not knowingly accept
any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised'in this
newspaper are available on anequal oppor-
tunity basis. To complain of discrimination;
call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll
free telephone number for the impaired is
2003 4 BR, 2BA mobile-home, large
open floor plan with'split bedrooms,.
1612 SF sits on 1.70 acres of land all
for $110,000. 259-9022 3/12tfc
For sale or lease with option to buy,
house in Macclenny, 4 BR, 2 BA, remod-
eled brick home with fenced back yard
and porch, hardwood floors throughout
house, new roof, $130,000. Call for
Owner financing, 3 BR, 2 BA, brand
new, great location, $5000 down. 904-
Two lots In Copper Creek, Unit II1. Call
3 acres, high and dry, fish pond,
homes or mobile homes, set-up includ-
ed, owner financing or cash discount.
+r LARCE CITY
College Level Mathematics
Evening class, Summer B term. Must
have Master's degree in mathematics
or Master's degree with 18 graduate
Credit hours in mathematics. Contact
Paula Cifuentes at 386-754-4260 or
cifuentespDlakecitvcc.edu for details.
Must have Master's degree with 18
graduate credit hours in computer
science. Contact Paula Cifuentes
at 386-754-4260 or cifuentespo
Must have Master's degree with
AutoCAD experience. Day classes
will be held June-July 2009. Contact
Debbie King at (386)754-4442 or
College application and copies of transcripts
required. All foreign-transcripts must be submitted
with a translation and evaluation.
Application available at
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Thursday and Friday, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, 13488 E.
Tallpine Road. Clothes, girls, boys, women's, house-
hold items, exercise equipment, mirror hutch with
Friday, 8:00 am-3:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am -1:00
pm, 9536 SR 228 South, before Wal-mart on the
right. Huge sale. Multi family
Friday, 8:00 am-11:00 am, Saturday, 8:00 am-noon,,6331 W. River
Circle. Clothing girls 4T-8, boys 5-14, women, mens shoes, toys,
Books, movies, 78 records-and other things. Molly Johns 259-4750.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-? 9584 Glenwood Drive, Glen. Lots
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-? 541 Laverne Street, behind school
board. Toys, household items, furniture, baby items, etc.
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, 10372 N. Clinton Avenue,
Glen. Clothing, DVD and VCR tapes, misc. items. Three family
Friday and Saturday, 8:;0amn -?, 8732 Ben Rowe Circle, Macclenny.
SAll kinds of stuff.
Saturday, 8:00 am ?, Haleigh Cummings benefit yard/bake sale,
Glen City Park. Items and monetary donations accepted at park after
7:00 am. All proceeds go to local family of Haleigh. For information
call 904-486-0337. No early-birds please.
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, Arnold Rhoden Road. Crib, playpen, toddler
bed, high chair, single bed, children and adults clothes.
Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, 1208 Copper Creek Drive. Misc. household
items, toys, clothes, etc. Twofamily
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 21 Jule Road, Macclenny, off 228. Boy clothes
0-18, baby girl 0-3, women M-XXL, plate set, other baby items.
Saturday, 8:00 am-3:00 pm, 229 Magnolia Avenue, Baldwin. Hwy.
90, left on Orange Avenue, left on Mill. Street. Furniture, tools, house-
.72 acre homesite, houses only. At
entrance to Macclenny I1 subdivision,
$39,900; 904-219-0480. 1/29tfc
3 BR, 2 BA house on one acre, gas heat
plus fireplace, .,city.,water,_r$jl8,0.Q.
6765 East e.G10
appointment on'y -6-j
1985 60x28 doublewide, 3 BR, 2 BA,
family room and den, front and bock
porches on. one. acre near Macclenny
Elementary. Asking $72,500, .owner
financing available, excellent invest-
ment opportunity. 904-476-7136.
FSBO 3 BR, 2 BA home and garage
apartment, 3 BR, 1 BA package o.n .86
acre in established Macclenny ni6igh-
borhood. Block construction with hard-
wood $300, 000. 259-4455.2/26-3/19p
You wanted to sell, now you need to
sell. I buy Baker County houses. 904-
3 BR, 2 BA in Glen St. Mary, city lottwo
blocks from school, $82,000.334-3419
or 653-1136. 3/5-3/12p
FSBO, 4 BR, 2 BA 4.82 acres at 17598
* GR 127, Cuyler. Fixer-upper listed at
$85,000. No owner financing. Contact
904-306-6707; email .cuylerhomefor-
8:00 am -2:00 pm
364 N. Third St.
6 Families Plus
Reduced to $59,900, seller motivated.'
1997 40x24 doublewide Redmond,
mobile home, 2 BR, 2 BA, one acre, new
4" well, septic tank and drainfield, one-
mile north of Glen, shown by appoint-'
reit.bl,. $59,900airtn259-6546 dy
or.219-2842,evening t ,: 2/19tfe-.
S40 acres to 120 acres, starting at"
$4000 per acre. 904-259-8028.
FSBO,-3 BR, i BA block house with;
fireplace on five acres, 10-15% down,,
$99,000 653-1656 leave message.'
Brick 3. BR, 1 BA house in Sanderson.
on one acre, nice.open floor plan with:
attached covered carport,' offers an,
additional hook-up site for mobile
home at back of lot, $149,000. Call 859-.
Lot 23 Deerwood, $45,000. Owner'
financing available. 813-3091. 3/5tfc
MacGlen Builders, Inc. Brick homes in
Macclenny from $145,000-$210,000.'
For sale or lease with option to buy,-
Macclenny II, 3 BR, 3 BA house with '
large bonus room, stone fireplace and:
hardwood floors, $189,000. Call. for-
answers to Lily
Lost by the'park on 8th Street
REWARD for return
or Aaron at
Lc LAKE CITY
Registrar Assistant I
students, processing transcripts, etc.
Must be able to work under pressure,
multi-task, be detail oriented, and
meet deadlines. Must have high
school diploma or equivalent with 2
years clerical experience. Additional
education may substitute for
experience. Special consideration
will be given to applicants with an
Associate Degree or Certificate in a
related area. Must be proficient in
Word and Excel.
Salary $20,583 annually plus benefits.
Application deadline: March 25,2009.
College application required. Position
details and application available on
the web at:www.lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resource
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Fax: (386) 754-4594
LCCC Is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education &
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FSBO, 4 BR, 2 BA 4.82 acres at 17598
CR 127, Cuyler. Fixer-upper listed at
$85,000. No owner financing. Contact
904-306-6707, email cuylerhomefor-
Reduced to $59,900, seller motivated.
1997 40x24 doublewide Redmond
mobile home, 2 BR, 2 BA, one acre, new
4" well, septic tank and drainfield, one
mile north of Glen, shown by appoint-
ment only, $59,900 firm. 259-6546 day
or 219-2842 evening. 2/19tfc
40 acres to 120 acres, starting at $4000
per acre. 904-259-8028. 2/19-3/12p
FSBO, 3 BR, 1 BA block house with
fireplace on five acres, 10-15% down,
$99,000 653-1656 leave message.
Brick 3 BR, 1 BA house in Sanderson
on one acre, nice open floor plan with
attached covered carport, offers an addi-
tional hook-up site for mobile home at
back of lot, $149,000. Call 859-3026.
Lot 23 Deerwood, $45,000. Owner
financing available. 813-3091. 3/5tfc
For sale or lease with option to buy,
Macclenny II, 3 BR, 3 BA house with
large bonus room, stone fireplace and
hardwood floors, $189,000. Call for
Six acres in Macclenny $20,000 an acre.
FSBO 4 BR, 2/2 BA on 2 acres, all brick,
fish pond, fireplace, 2 car garage. Five
miles north of Glen. Selling at appraised
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on one acre lot.
Mature trees, back yard fenced, great
location. Re-modeling being done at this
time, new carpet going in. Great chance
to buy your own home, Charlie Rowe
Road. $78,000, call 334-4988 or 334-
Brick 3 BR, 1 BA central H/A, one car
garage, utility room, screened porch,
$850/month, $800 deposit. 266-2741.
3 BR, 2 BA home on large lot, two car
carport, $850/month, first, last, $500
deposit. 904-813-5558. 2/26-3/12p
$500/month and you own it! A 4/2 on
you lot, Zero down with land equity. Pets
OK, 866-956-2250. 3/12c
Studio apartment, washer, dryer, micro-
wave furnished, $650/month, $500
deposit, service animals only. 259-
2 BR, 1 BA central H/A, washer/dryer
hook-up, fenced yard, downtown
Sanderson, $650/month plus deposit.
Andy 923-6661, leave message.
Homes and mobile homes for rent from
$750-850 monthly. 259-3343..1.1/13tfc
N4'3 BR, 2 BA $850/mointl, first, last,
$300 security deposit. 259-2563.3/5tfc
4 BR, 2 BA off 90 in Glen St. Mary, $500
deposit, first and last month's rent. 904-
2 BR, 2 BA garden tub in master bed-
room, clean, good neighborhood, avail-
able March 1, $600/month, first, last
$300 security deposit. Service animals
only. 259-5877. 2/5tfc
Beautiful home, Macclenny II, 3 BR, 2 BA,
family room, fireplace, ceiling fans, sun
room, front/back porch, 2200 SF, two car
garage, excellent condition, $1275/month,
first and last months rent, security deposit,
six month lease, renewable. 259-5644.
3 BR, 1 BA walking distance from middle,
school, doll-house, $1000/month. 259-
3 BR, 2 BA home with many upgrades in
upscale neighborhood, 1875 SF, $1095
month, $1000 deposit. Call 408-9146
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home like new, $700/
month, first month plus $500 deposit.
Glen area, service animals only. 259-
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide in Macclenny on
1/ acre, $800/month plus deposit. 477-
Why pay rent? Invest it! Brand new 1,
2 and 3 bedrooms from $285/month.
New waterfront 4 BR, 2 BA block in
Cypress Point, 2000 SF, two-car garage,
screened porch, $1195. 904-860-5564.
2 BR, 1 BA, mobile htme $525 month,
$525 deposit. 904-334-1902.3/12-4/2c
1 BR brick cottage, furnished, quiet neigh-
borhood, with carport, service animals
only. $400/month, $300 deposit. Available
March 1, Macclenny North. 259-3959.
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, garb
up, water & lawn maintenance
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide mobi
$700/month rent and $700 dep
2 BR, 1 BA apartment in Glen, $600/month,
$600 deposit. 259-2645. 3/12c
3 BR, 2 BA on River Hills Road, $700
deposit, $700 first month's rent. 259-
3640 after 6:00 pm. 3/12p
2 BR, 1 BA .apartment for rent in down-
town Macclenny. Good, quiet neighbor-
hood, close to everything. No smoking,
service animals only, $575/month plus
deposit and last months rent. Call 904-
859-3026 or 259-2417. 3/5tfc
2002 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide mobile
home on private 2.27 acres in Georgia
two miles from state line. Access to the
river, above ground pool, fresh paint,
very clean. No smoking, references
required, $850/month, first and last
month's, rent, $500 deposit. Call 275-
0714 or 677-6151. 3/12p
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on '/ acre on cor-
ner of 125 South and Mudlake Road. $750/
month, $1050 deposit. Call 904-259-9066.
Available March 1st. 2/5tfc
Efficiency apartment, all utilities included
$525/month, first, last, $300 security. 259-
provided, Room for rent in beautiful two story home.
Must have references and first and deposit,
9/18tfc $350/month includes electric and washer
ii hnme and dryer. 588-5212. 3/12p
Mobile homes. 2 afd 3 BR, A/C, service
animals only, $500-$575 plus deposit.
1 BR mobile home, $300 deposit, $400/
month. Call 259-2787. 3/5-3/12p
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, central H/A,
$565/month, first,-last plus $300 depos-
it. Includes water, lawn service and trash.
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home in city, central
H/A, $475/month. 813-5949. 3/12p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, large yard, $750/
month, first and last plus $500 deposit.
2 BR, 1 BA central air with water soft-
ener, large kitchen on shady acreage in
Macclenny, $600/month, $250 deposit.
863-602-1264 after 5:00 pm, 259-7657
after 7:00 pm. 3/12-3/19p
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2009 32x64 24 BR, 2 BA, delivery, setup,
skirting, steps, A/C installed $56,900. 259-
New home, new year, new you Accepting
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2008 28x52 3 BR, 2 BA, "must go" deliv-
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$52,900. 259-8028. 2/19-3/12c
2009 32x80, 4 BR, 2 BA, living room,
den, delivery, setup, skirting, steps, A/C
installed $69,900. 259-8028. 2/19-3/12c
Short on money? You'll love our low down
payment and trade in options. We take any-
thing with a title on trade. Singles double,
modular. 866-956-2250. 3/12c
Smokey mountain cabin, trout stream,
near Cherokee, NC, Gatlinburg, TN, Pigeon
Forge and Dollywood, $350/week. 386-
Small office, utilities included, $400/
month. 259-9022. 3/12tfc
Office space for rent, prime location,
downtown Macclenny, $588.50 per month
plus deposit. Call 259-6546. 1/8ftc
1000 SF office space located on 121. 259-
Commercial building for lease with 4,000
SF available, on main Macclenny intersec-
tion with plenty of parking space, call 259-
ADORABLE! MLS#406637 This is a MUST
SEE! 3BR 2.5BA home offers 1,696 SF, wood
flooring throughout garden tub w/Jacuzzi
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MAKE AN OFFER! MLS#468881 Today's
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READY FOR YOU! MLS#395644 Cute 3/2
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very well maintained mobile home. Deck
NEW HOME SITES! MLS#462028
Beautiful new home site available for you
to build your dream home in this all brick
GREAT STARTER! MLS#461526 Move in
ready 3BR 2BA home with bonus /office
on almost 1 acre. All appliances induded.
COUNTRY LMNG! MLS#438836 Close to
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SPACIOUS HOME MLS# 443952 4BR/2BA
with pool. Concrete block home with brick
front. Offers over 1600 SF. Call for an appt
MOTIVATED SELLER! MLS#453352 Will
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REDUCED! Won't Last Long! MLS# 396631
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BRICK BEAUTY! MLS# 431773 Lovely 3BR/2BA
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, March 12, 2009 Page 16
Students celebrate reading, Dr. Seu
'Green eggs and har'served up instyleat PreK Center
The National Education Associ- 7 "" a devilish grin and making
ation's Read Across America Day girls squeal.
is celebrated each year on March While the eggs were
2, the birthday of children's author ing up in electric skillets
Dr., Seuss, of ham were thrown in an
whose rhym- By wonderful smell filled the
ing stories ( Although many ofthe i
and distinc- Kelley apprehensive about eati
tive cartoon annian green eggs, the family:
characters are Lannigan my smell quickly chang
known world- Press Staff minds. Tummies began to
wide. The entire class began cl
PreK and elementary students for some of the unusual ti
across the nation and in Baker "Wold you eat them i
County engaged in a full week Would you eat them witl
of programs and activities focus- asked Ms. St. John, quot
ing on his work. Some lucky PreK the book as she heaped
kids got to experience first hand a ture onto one girl's empty
culinary treat right out of the pag- "You can eat them in
es of one of the Dr. Seuss's best You can eat them with a
known books. the class quoted back.
Teacher Sophia St. John took Will Bennett and friend
her class to the center's multi-pur- Wright began campaign
pose room where she read them second helping.
the story Green Eggs and Ham. "Not until everyone
Afterwards, the kids got to help served," Ms. St. John to
her prepare and eat the garish The boys waited anxious
green concoction. when second helpings
Earlier that morning, many 4, '" nounced, they scramble
of the kids had told Ms. St. John head of the line.
there was no way they would eat "Man, this is soooo go
any green eggs. She asked them to cared Will.
promise they would at least try it "I could eat this stuf
before deciding they didn't like it. long!" said Adam.
Soon,. the kitchen was bus- Ms. St. John has made 1
tling with activity. Over and over, eggs and ham concoction
groups of kids gathered at the ..~ l ous times for her PreK
counter for a chance to crack open She says the children wl
and stir up dozens of eggs. they won't like it always
A dose of food coloring quick- eat more than anyone else
ly turned the yellow yolks bright Above Ms. St. John serves green eggs and ham. Below the children whisk up the "Green Eggs and Ha
green. Then whisks were used to eggs. PHOTO BY E LANNIAN favorite children's book,"
scramble it up. mits, "and probably why
"Can you say whisk?" asked Ms. St.. .l this project so much. It was
The kids practised wrapping their
lips and tongues around the unfamiliar
word. Using a whisk proved as challeng-
ing as trying to pronounce it. Not much
actual whisking went on, but there was
plenty of enthusiastic whapping and
slapping. Here and there small puddles
of slippery green goo spilled onto the
"Eew, gross! Looks like vomit!" said
one little boy, screwing up his face into
id soon a
n a box?
h a fox?"
ing for a
4d to the
f all day
2m is my
y I enjoy
book I could read entirely by myself
when I was little."
During the rest of the week, classes
at the PreK Center read many other
Dr. Seuss books such as Hop On Pop!
and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue
They made paper versions of the
large red and white striped hat made fa-
mous in the Cat In The Hat book. Ani-
mated Dr. Seuss features such as Horton
Hears A Who were shown and the kids
marched in a Dr. Seuss parade held on
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OF PUBLIC HEARING
Pursuant to an application submitted by Curtis and Carol Tharpe
to be granted a Special Exception/Limited Use Permit for a Home
Occupation on property located on Dupree Road in Macclenny
Florida, the Baker County Land Planning Agency will consider
the request at a public hearing scheduled for Thursday, March 26,
2009, at 7:01 p.m., in the County Commissioners' Chambers of the
Administration Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, FL. On
the date above mentioned, all interested parties may appear and be
heard with respect to the Special Exception request. The nature of the
Home Occupation is for a Trophy Shop and to assemble and make
plaques. Written comments for or against the Special Exception
may be sent to the Baker County Planning and Zoning Department,
81 North Third Street, Macclenny, FL 32063. Faxed comments may:
be sent to 904-259-5057. Copies of the Special Exception may be
inspected by any member of the public in the Planning and Zoning
Department, at address stated above. NOTE: This is a limited public
notice. If no objection to this request is received within five (5) days
of the public hearing, the hearing will be cancelled and the Special
Exception/Limited Use Permit shall be granted.
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in the proceeding
should contact the Administration Department at 904-259-3613 at least 48
hours prior to the time of the hearing.
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'06 Chevy Impala
Auto, V6, PW, PL
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Pineview Discount $2.010,
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Auto, PW, PL, CD, Low Miles
NADA Price $17,995
Pineview Discount $3.300
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NADA Price $15,5
Pineview Discount $5.0
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