The Baker County press
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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Publication Date: 7/3/2008
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Macclenny (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Baker County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Baker -- Macclenny
Coordinates: 30.283333 x -82.116667 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 39 (Jan. 2, 1931).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Paid circulation leader Winner of] 4 fate awardsforjournalism excellence in 2007

79th Year, Vol. 10 Thursday, July 3, 2008 Macdenny, Florida 500

Says party

officer put

a write-in

up to run

Press Staff
The race for the Florida
House District 12 seat is heating
up here in Baker County with
a recent
tion that,
thanks to
some be-
from a
local Re-
publican Mr. Hart
tered as.
crats or M ar
will not
be able 4
to vote in

The accusation came from
Bobby Hart of Taylor, a Demo-
crat-turned-Republican since
2004 who recently qualified
to run for the District 12 seat
against Fernandina Beach Re-
publican Janet Adkins.
In a June 24 e-mail sent to
The Bak-
Who's er Coun-
ty Press,
leading in Mr. Hart
campaign said local
ca laig gun shop
funding owner
and GOP
see page 4 commit-
Bill Krall took candidate forms
to another Baker County resi-
dent, Damon Fernandez, to fa-
cilitate him running as a write-
in candidate for District 12.
Write-in candidates do not
pay a fee or submit petition
signatures to qualify for the
election, and their names do
not appear on the ballot. Voters
can only "write in" those can-
didates' names on the Novem-
ber ballot, not the Republican
primary to be held in August.
But, the presence of write-in
candidates in the race also bars
Democrats and Independents
from voting in the Republican
primary, which otherwise they
would be able to do under state
election laws.
Mr. Krall denied Mr..Hart's
accusation that he supplied the
write-in candidate's paper-
work, but said he spoke with
Mr. Fernandez, who is also a

(See page 4)


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court backslide rate is 20%

back in

trouble before years; less than

Nineteen percent.
That's the recidivism rate for Baker _k C
County's drug court program, or the BKki r C
number of people who completed the g
program, but during the two years af- D rug
terwards, were re- L
charged for drug-
related offenses. By
"As a general
rule, it seems to Joel
be effective," said Addington 40
County Judge Jo-
seph Williams, Press Staff 35
who handles all of
the county's drug 30
court cases.
Compared with the national drug 2 5
court recidivism rate of 27.5 percent
from a 2003 Department of Justice 20
study, Baker County's program seems
to be more effective than most. 1 5
"Our drug court in Baker County
seems to be making a lasting impres- 1 0
sion," said drug court coordinator Chris 5
Thomas of Community Counseling .l
Services, the non-profit contracted by
the Department of Children and Fami-
lies for treatment services here.
Since the local drug court's incep-
tion in September 2006, of the 39 par-
ticipants, 21 successfully completed the program, said Mr. Thomas.
Of those 21, only four have been charged again with a drug-related
He also believes drug court is significantly cheaper for taxpayers
than incarceration.




Local Drug Court
Statistics Number of
Defendants Entering
Drug Court in 2006
* Local Drug Court
Statistics Number
Completing Drug Court
* Local Drug Court
Statistics Number of
Graduates recharged
within 2 years

Mr. Thomas said the drug court program cost $91,000 in 2006-
2007, but had that year's participants been jailed, taxpayers would've
paid $438,000.
The first drug court program began in 1989 in Dade County, Fla.
and has since spread across the state and nation.
(See page 8)

Independence Day crochet: Man uses skillto createflag
The Baker County Council on Aging is observing the 4th of July by displaying the patriotic creation of one of the seniors the
organization serves. David Kurtz, familiar face at the COA, learned to crochet from the ladies who enjoy the craft at the center.
After he mastered the skill, he had a vision of creating an American Flag. It took him over six months to produce the red, white
and blue flag which he decorated with white felt stars and a gold border. The flag measures three by five feet and earned a blue
ribbon in a past Baker County Fair. It will be mounted inside the COA building for the center's Independence Day party and will
remain there indefinitely. Above, Mr. Kurtz proudly displays his American flag.

YMCA soccer players drilled by

summer camp coach

Nick Panayides (standing behind back row) with YMCA soccer campers.

from England
Young Baker County soccer players
got a tremendous treat last week when
a coach from England
visited Macclenny to
conduct a soccer camp By
sponsored by the Bak- Kelley
er Family YMCA. It
was his first trip to the Lannigan
United States.
A native of Bristol, Press Staff
Nick Panayides, re-
cently graduated from the University of
Cardiff in Wales with a degree in sports
management. He is a coach employed
with Challenger Sports, the largest con-
ductor of British soccer camps in North
America and Canada. The company cur-
rently conducts 1800 camps that draw in
over 90,000 children.
(See page 8)

Pot, theft



man, wife
A Macclenny couple is
now facing additional felony
counts for growing marijuana
in a wooded area behind their
house. Plants were discov-
ered as sheriff's investigators
searched for stolen cash that
one of them said was buried in
the same area.
David Lee Gibson, 39, and
Stevie Bell Gibson, 29, are
also charged with grand theft
for allegedly stealing $1000
from Rebecca Bledsoe, who
Ms. Gibson found dead in a
shed near her home off Willis
Hodges Rd. in Macclenny the
morning of June 27.
Investigator Steve Harvey
said he and colleague Brad
Dougherty went to the proper-
ty off Keith Griffis Circle north
of Mud Lake Rd. later that day
after Ms. Gibson said her hus-
band buried part of the cash
there. Police estimate the dead
(See page 2)

High-pressure LP

gas valve is triggered

Natural gas under high pres- noise caused by escaping gas,
sure shot into the air for an hour no ill-effects on surrounding
the morning of June 25 after a property.
sensor valve was tripped on an County fire chief Richard

station of the
main trans-
mission. line
at the inter-
section of
CRs 23A-23C
north of Mac-
The sound
of high-veloc-
ity gas dis-
sipating into
the air was
fire units re-
sponding to
the scene ten
minutes af-
ter the 10:19
alarm cleared
the immedi-
ate vicinity of
people and re-
routed traffic.
Because the
is sparsely
populated, no
were neces-
Lance Hor-
ton, a spokes-
man for Peo-
ple's Gas in
Tampa, said
this week the
sensing de-

,.o. .r fth

The roar of this escaping natural gas was deafening.

vice was triggered by a con-
tractor pressure cleaning the
equipment that morning.
"It reacted as it is designed
to do," said Mr. Horton. "The
system is supposed to be able
to relieve the pressure when it's
A crew from TECO (Tampa
Electric Co.) arrived about an
hour after the first alarm and
fixed the problem. There were
no injuries, and other than the

Dolan said the situation was
potentially dangerous if any-
thing sparked around the im-
mediate area. "It'd be like a big
torch," he said.
This was the first known
incident of its type since the
east-west natural gas line was
buried through Baker County
in 1991. The gas comes from
Texas and the 12-inch diam-
eter pipeline dead ends north
(See page 2)

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Baker County's drug court has
been in operation since Septem-
ber 2006 and takes only adults
charged with drug-related felonies.

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, July 3, 2008 Page 2

AccuWeather Forecast for Baker County

S7-Day Forecast


Some sun with a Clo
t-storm in the
High: 90 Low: Hig


Cedar Key
First high
First low
Second high
Second low

339 a.m.
827 a.m.
2:09 p.m.
9:40 p.m.

Jacksonville Beach Jul.3
First high 8:46 a.m.
First low 2:54a.m.
Second high 920 p.m.
Second low 2:57 p.m.

First high
First low
Second high
Second low

St Augustine
First high
First low
Second high
Second low

927 a.m.
3.04 a.m.
9:59 p.m.
304 p.m.

8:52 am.
2:56 a.m.
926 p.m.
2:59 p.m.


Some sun, a
t-storm possible in
the p.m.
High: 890 Low:


A morning t-storm;
mostly cloudy,
High: 90 Low:


L..-. ..,
Mostly cloudy and
humid; a p.m.
High: 910 Low:


Mostly cloudy, a
couple of t-storms;
High: 890 Low:

ouds and sun, a
t-storm in the
Ih: 90c Low:

Some sun, a
t-storm possible in
the p.m.
High: 89' Low:

. Sun and Moon Almanac

4:19 a.m.
9:16 a.m.
301 p.m.
1023 p.m.

9:43 am.
3:46 am.
10:14 p.m.
3:51 p.m.

1024 am.
3:56 am.
10:51 p.m.
3:59 p.m.

9:49 am.
3:48 a.m.
1020 p.m.
3:53 p.m.

Jul. 5 Jul.6 Jul.7 Jul.8 Jul. 9
4:54 am. 526 am. 5:57 am. 628am. 702 am.
10.94am. 10:52am. 11:42a.m. 12:14am.12:48am.
3:51 p.m. 4:41 p.m. 5:33 p.m. 629p.m. 7:35 p.m.
11903p.m. 1139p.m. .- 12:35p.m. 1:33p.m.

Jul. 5
1039 am.
436 am.
11.04 p.m.
4:44 p.m.

11:18 am.
4:47 am.
11:41 p.m.
4:54 p.m.

10:45 am.
4:46 p.m:

1133 am.
525 am.
11:53 p.m.
5:39 p.m.

12:11 p.m.
538 am:
5:51 p.m.

Jul. 6
1139 am.
527 a.m.
11:59 p.m.
5:41 p.m.

1225 p.m.
6:14 am.
635 p.m.

1229 a.m.
629 a.m.
1:03 p.m.
6:50 p.m.

1231 p.m.
6:16 a.m.
6:37 p.m.

12:40 am.
7.05 am.
1:16 p.m.
7:35 p.m.

721 am.
1:55 p.m.
7:52 p.m.

7:55 a.m.
2:06 p.m.
8:34 p.m.

204 a.m.
8:12 am.
2:48 p.m.
8:51 p.m.

Jul. 8 Jul. 9
12:46 am. 1:32a.m.
7:07a.m. 7:57 a.m.
122 p.m. 2:12 p.m.
737 p.m. 836 p.m.

Sunrise Thursday ........ 6:31 a.m.
Sunset Thursday .......... 8:34 p.m.
Moonrise Thursday ...... 6:53 a.m.
Moonset Thursday ........ 9:28 p.m.
New First Full Last

July 2 July 10 July18 July25
Forecasts and graphics provided by'
AccuWeather, Inc. 2008

AccuWeather UV Index"


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Jacksonville week ending Monday, Jun 30.
High/Low for the week ........ 94*/65*
Normal high/low ............... 900/710
Average temperature ............. 80.1
Normal average temperature 80.6
Total for the week ................. 4.11"
Total for the month ............... 8.21"
Total for the year .................. 22.56"
Normal for the month ........... 5.37"
Normal for the year ........... 22.88"

Values are the highs for the day.



Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
0-2, Low; 3-5, Moderate; 6-7, High; 8-10, Very High; 11+, Extreme


Temperature and Precipitation Outlook
July 3 July 9
Temperatures Precipitation

- -
Above Near Below Above Near Below
Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal

Solunar Table
SThe solunar period schedule allows you to plan days so you will be fishing in
good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin
at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter.

Jul 3
Jul 4
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11:37 a.m.
12:10 a.m.
1:14 a.m.
2:17 a.m.
3:16 a.m.
4:10 a.m.
4:59 a.m.

5:20 a.m.
6:25 a.m.
7:29 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
9:28 a.m.
10:21 a.m.
11:10 a.m.

1:12 p.m.
1:43 p.m.
2:44 p.m.
3:40 p.m.
4:32 p.m.
5:20 p.m.

River Levels-- ,
Statistics are for Jacksonville through 7 a.m. Monday
Flood stage Monday
St. John's at Jacksonville ..... ........... 8.85
St. Marks at Newport ........ 7.0 ........ 6.51
Aucilla at Lamont ............ 9.0 ........ 7.01
Santa Fe at Fort White ...... 24.0 .......21.14
Suwannee'at White Springs .. 77.0 ....... 50.45

5:53 p.m.
6:56 p.m.
7:58 p.m.
8:57 p.m.
9:52 p.m.
10:43 p.m.
11:31 p.m.

24-hour change
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July 4th celebration in St. George

Join us as we celebrate July 4th at First Baptist Church of Saint
George. Entertainment for.the children will be providedrooal tal-
ents from area clh rchs will perform. The celebration am and ends at 2:00 pm. Ever3 one is invited to come and bea part of
the fellowship, great singing and good food. The event is free.

Pickup, travel trailer with motorcycle overturn on Interstate 10...
About all that was left intact on this travel trailer the morning of June 25 was a strapped-on motorcycle as both the trailer and
a 2008 Fordpickup truck pulling it eastbound on Interstate 10 between Macclenny and Glen St. Mary overturned in the median.
Both the driver, Cynthia Wilisch, 56, and passenger Peter Wilisch, 52, both of Hampton, Fla., escaped serious injury. They were
using seat belts when the accident occurred just before 10:00 am. Trooper D.L. Myers of the Florida Highway Patrol said Ms.
Wilisch was passing a slower moving dump truck in the construction zone when the truck-trailer began fishtailing. She lost con-
trol and both vehicles overturned, scattering remnants of the trailer and its contents through the immediate area.

Pot and theft charges...

(from page 1)
woman may have had $1000 in
cash left over from an economic
stimulus check the night before
she died of a suspected drug
The investigator said about
$650 of the amount has been re-
covered, and the search for bur-
ied cash was unsuccessful.
What they did find in the
woods near the Gibson resi-
dence were nine small marijua-
na plants.
Mr. Gibson denied owner-
ship of the plants, telling police
they belonged, to an individual
he identified as Chris Wolfe,
who had been staying with the
Ms. Gibson discovered Ms.
Bledsoe's body after she awoke
to find the 31-year-old woman
wasn't home and checked across
the street at 5689 Willis Hodges
Rd., where Ms. Bledsoe said she
was going the night before to see
Michael Looby, who lives there.
Ms. Gibson told Deputy
Christopher Walker she found
Ms. Bledsoe lying on the floor

beside the bed in a shed in the
front yard of the residence.
The deputy's report also states
that according to the brother of
the deceased, Marcus Starling,
his sister was taking three types
of prescribed medication.
The cause of, death is being
determined by the Gainesville
medical examiner.

Gas valve...

(from page 1)
of Baldwin where it serves the
Jacksonville Electric Authority
and other customers.
The line traverses relatively
straight across 27 miles in Bak-
er County and was designed to
transport up to 40 million cubic
feet of gas daily.

JSO hound

goes missing..
Baker County residents are urged to
contact the Jacksonville Sheriffs Of-
fice with any information on the where-
abouts of the bloodhound "Thelma"
pictured above. The five-year-old, 85-
pound dog was let out into her handler's
fenced yard here in Baker County July
1. However, storm damage to the fence
was found and it's believed that's how
the animal escaped. Anyone with in-
formation is asked to call JSO at (904)




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I've been reading with inter-
est how the potential sale of beer
giant Ariheuser-Busch to InBev,
a Belgian corhpany, has people
up in arms.
A Chicago iM
Tribune article IMPRE
appearing in the
Florida Times- JIM Mc

Union early this
week chroni-
cled how the people of St. Lou-
is, where A-B is headquartered,
want nothing to do with it.
It's their brewery, it's their
town and the Busch family is
their equivalent of St. Louis roy-
S alty. Die-hard drinkers of Busch
products say they'll switch to
other brands if the hostile take-
over happens.
I've taken more than a pass-
ing interest since the story broke
weeks ago because I grew up in
St. Louis. But that's not what
S this column is about.
My guess is the push-back
Anheuser-Busch is getting in
the Gateway City is multi-fac-
eted: city pride, American-made
pride and, let's face it, a frustra-
tion that products traditionally
made in the USA by American
companies are slipping away.
That final element will be a
factor if, indeed, the company
that brews your Budweiser beer
(in Baker County, Natural Light
is the favorite) is owned in Bel-
I hate to bring in gasoline
prices, but yes, that figures into
this as well.
Behind every lament about
the price of fuel '- somewhere
back there is frustration that
we Americans see our control
over key elements of everyday
living slipping away. 1 -~
For.many, news that their, fa-
vorite beer brand (A-B brews
many) may be sold to a foreign
entity is, shall we say, the icing
on the cake.
We don't seem to be in charge
of the world anymore. We don't
make the best cars and trucks;
Wal-Mart is still American own-
ed (we hope!) but sells Chinese;
our presence around the world,

at least as it's popularly por-
trayed by media, is less than re-
spected. I could go on.
Now beer.


To be fair,
you fans of
Miller Lite (a
huge favorite in
Baker County)

might be inter-
ested to know
that it is foreign-owned.
Yes, all the Miller brands are
the product of SAB Miller (SAB
stands for South African Brew-
eries) headquartered in London,
England. It also happens to be
the world's largest brewing con-
But Anheuser-Busch?
The Tribune writer goes on
about the 150-year Busch tradi-.
tion in St. Louis, including its
rich German heritage and love
of beer. Much of it holds little

interest for readers outside that
city, but he landed squarely on
two images that bring the mes-
sage home to the rest of us who
don't live there.
It was, he said, like Honda
Motor Company taking over
Detroit (within the realm of pos-
sibility) or moving the Gateway
Arch to Disney World and us-
ing it for bungee jumping (bet
against it).
My imbibing tastes veered
away from beer years ago, so I'll
probably stick with Budweiser
regardless, but I understand oth-
ers who swear they'll turntheir
backs on A-B if it goes foreign.
Remember this: it's only part
of the picture. We're mourning
the loss of more than a domes-
tic brewer; we pine for a time
when, whether it was true or not,
we felt like we were on top.

Letter to the Editor..

Some drinks harmful...
Dear Editor:
Parents should be aware of the dangers of teens consuming energy
They are everywhere, marketed under names like Tilt, Rockstar,
Sparks and Joose, but they might contain a potent mix of alcohol and
These colorful cans are sold in grocery, convenience and liquor
stores, and are marketed to teens and young adults. It's illegal for
minors to buy them, but sometimes cashiers are confused because of
similar packaging of both the alcoholic and non-alcoholic products.
Drinking one of these products is virtually the same as drinking
a beer, which has 3-5 percent alcohol. Energy drinks can contain up
to 9.9 percent, which makes them equivalent to three beers and eight
cups of coffee.
Sheriff Joey Dobson
Baker County

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July 4th tribute to theAmerican fag,

cloaked in the words ofJohnny Cash



The flag of the United States
of America is perhaps the most
recognized flag in the world. Its
design has changed many times,
reflecting the conflicts, struggles
and celebrations of our nation to
independently establish itself. In
1959, when the star represent-
ing the 50th state of Hawaii was
added, the flag became the fa-
miliar emblem we recognize to-
day. With the Forth of July to be
celebrated this Friday; I wanted
to take this moment to reflect on
the flag and the precious free-
dom it represents for all US citi-
zens. The lyrics of Ragged Old
Flag by the late, great Johnny
Cash say it best:

I walked through a county
courthouse square,
On a park bench an old man
was sitting there.
I said, Your old courthouse is
kinda run down.
He said, Naw, it'll do for our
little town.

I said, Your flagpole has
leaned a little bit,
And that's a Ragged Old Flag
you got hanging on it.
He said, Have a seat, and I sat
Is this the first time you've
been to our little town?

I said, I think it is. He said, I

don't like to brag,
But we're kinda proud of that
Ragged Old Flag.
You see, we got a little hole in
that flagthere
When Washington took it
across the Delaware.

And it got a bad rip in New
With Packingham and Jack-
son tuggin' at its seams.
And it almost fell at the Al-
Beside the Texas flag, but she
waved on though.

She got cut with a sword at
And she got cut again at Shi-
loh Hill.
There was Robert E. Lee, Be-
auregard, and Bragg,
And the south wind blew hard
Son that Ragged Old Flag.

On Flanders Field in World
War I
She got a big hole from a Ber-
tha gun.
She turned blood red in World
War II
She hung limp and low a time
or two.

She was in Korea and Viet-
She went where she was sent
by her Uncle Sam.
She waved from our ships
upon the briny foam,
And now they've about quit
waving her back here at home.

In her own good land she's
been abused -
She's been burned, dishon-

ored, denied and refused.
And the government for
which she stands
Is scandalized throughout the

And she's getting threadbare
and wearing thin,
But she's in good shape for
the shape she's in.
'Cause she's been through the
fire before
And I believe she can take a
whole lot more.

So we raise her up every
morning, take her down every
We don't let her touch the
ground and we fold her up right.
On second thought I DO like
to brag,
'Cause I'm mighty proud of
that Ragged Old Flag.

with Friends

/^~,.Social Dance Club

Slow dance,
swing, bop, line
dance, shag,
two-step or cha-cha

7:00 10:30 pm
Macclenny Women's Club
Cover charge $8
Free dance instruction
S6:00-6:45 pm

For those of you who don't
know me outside of these col-

umns, my "real"
ian at the high
school. That
means as I write
this I'm on va-
Let me clari-
fy that. In theory
I'm on vacation.
Reality is some-

job is librar-

cleaning frenzy will involve ev-
eryone in the house attempting
to bite off large chunks of both



thing different altogether.
As all men know in their
bones, unless you are travel-
ing somewhere, vacations don't
mean sitting around with your
feet upRwatching a ball game.
There' sbine of that, but there's

Ah, the list. The list com-
prises every single solitary thing
that has to be done "around the
Men don't usually compile
the list; their wives do. If men
were to compile a list, it would
look something like this:
Sleep late.
Watch Sport Center and read
the paper.
Eat lunch.
Watch a ball game or go fish-
Grill out for dinner.
Go to sleep in the chair.
Repeat until vacation is over.
Unfortunately, this bears
no resemblance to a wife's list
which includes things like: paint
the porch, replace the living
room fan, trim the hedges, pow-
er wash the siding, etc.
The size of the list depends on
the length of the vacation. When
you have the whole summer off,
it can expand exponentially to
include all kinds of minutia like
replace the weather stripping
under the back door and clean
the attic.
Actually, my wife has been
very good about not reminding
me of the list too often. Kelley
has a list of her own that she is
working through.
Do not, I repeat, gentleman,
do not attempt to put anything
on your wife's list.
To quote from Ghostbusters,
"That would be bad, very bad!"
If, for example, you make the
awful mistake of asking, "Are
you going to get to the hall clos-
et anytime soon?" you run the
risk of having your list double
in size.
Worse than that, you also
run the risk of having her flip a
gasket and get into a cleaning
frenzy, which makes the Mon-
gol invasion of China in the 12th
century look like a skirmish. A

lists and leave
acrimony and
bad feelings
hanging like a
mist in the air.
Better to
keep your
mouth shut.
My wife and

I have come to an arrangement.
I have told her my philosophy
about the list and she has agreed
- in principle.
My philosophy is this: "The
journey of.a thodsnd miles be-
gins with a single step." In other
words, I will do at least one thing
from the list each day. Provided
I'm doing my one thing, the list
will not be mentioned and hap-
piness and peace reigns and a
cleaning frenzy is avoided.
Last week I mentioned my
home office otherwise known
as our personal landfill. That was
the first thing on my list.
It wasn't the first thing my
wife wanted me to do, but at
least I was up and moving.
My office is like a junk
tnagnet; it just seems to attract
things. When my children clean
their rooms, anything they don't
want goes to the office. When
we have to do a lightning clean-
ing because someone is coming
over, stuff goes in my office.
The problem is it never comes
out. It's like the Bermuda Tri-
angle things go in there and
disappear for years at a time.
What I like about cleaning
my office is I find stuff I forget
I had.
I started with my desk. I cut up
a stack of old credit cards. Does
the Maison Blanche department
store chain even exist anymore?
I wonder if this gift card from
1999 is still good? Hmm. A
roll of Fuji film. When was the
last time I used a film camera?
I wonder what's on this? A cell
phone the size of an ear of corn.
I doubt it still works.
By the time I'm done, I have
trashed enough stuff that I now
have a recognizable floor. It feels
pretty good to be able to come in
here and not have to climb over
stuff to get to the computer.
Tomorrow's portion includes
scraping windows and doors to
get ready for porch painting.
But for now I have taken my
"single step" for today and it's
time to watch a ball game on
Excuse me, I'm on vacation.




THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, July 3, 2008 Page 4

Says GOP officer coaxed write-in...

(from page
customer at his Mac
shop, about "the rami
running for office."
"[Mr. Fernandez]
in March and said h
of interested in ru
county commission;
to gain some experi
Mr. Krall, adding th
candidates receive a
political information
ably do more Reput
ness out of my store t
When contacted
ment, Mr. Fernandez
publican, said he d
the candidate forms
trict 12 race from t]
"Bill and I are gc
and he's been he
through this. He go
speed on that," Mr.
Fernandez said of
the online applica-
tion process.
When asked
what prompted him
to get in the race,
the Mud Lake Rd.
resident said, "I'm
utterly disgusted
with the political
process and I won-
dered if there was
anything I could do
besides vote."
Mr. Hart an-
nounced his candi-
dacy for the District
12 seat soon after
Bradford County
Sheriff Bob Milner,
another Democrat-
dropped out of the
race in early June
citing personal and
family-related rea-
Mr. Hart is a
Nassau County
teacher who lost
a bid for the Dis-
trict 12 seat against
Aaron Bean in
2000. He will face
sau County School
Board member, in
the Republican.pri-
mary August 26.
He is also a for-
mer Baker County
School Board mem-

:clenny gun
ifications of

called me
ie was kind
inning for
and wanted
ence," said
iat write-in
a wealth of
n. "I prob-
hlican busi-
han regular

I for com-
,also a Re-
for the Dis-
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ood friends
-lping me
It me up to

ber who lost to Paula Barton for
school superintendent in 1996.
Also in the race is another
write-in candidate from Baker
County, Robert Ziefel. Mr. Krall
said he advised both Mr. Fernan-
dez and Mr. Ziefel about getting
in the race and that both wanted
to gain experience in politics.
"He [Mr. Krall] didn't want
Democrats voting to pick Re-
publican candidates," Mr. Hart
said in the e-mail.
It's likely that Mr. Hart
would've gained some advan-
tage if registered Democrats
were able to vote in the primary
election given his support from
teachers unions in Nassau and
Clay counties, and his former
party affiliation.
When asked if he needed
Democrats to win the primary,
Mr. Hart said, "No. It would
be awfully nice. Politically, it

would be extremely helpful for
us. But, just the pure numbers of
Republicans breaks down in our
He said he expected Ms.
Adkins to win eastern Nassau
County, but that Baker, Brad-
ford, Union and Clay counties
were up for grabs and that's
where much of his support lies.
"We'll beat her on the west
side of Nassau County, sound-
ly," said Mr. Hart, who has been
a teacher at West Nassau High
in Callahan since he lost to Ms.
Mr. Krall, however, supports
Ms. Adkins and donated $100 to
her campaign fund along with
his wife in October 2007.
"I spoke with Mr. Krall and
expressed my disappointment
that he would manipulate the
democratic process in such a

Head start favors Adkins

Janet Adkins has a stranglehold on, the Florida House District
12 seat, at least when it comes to money in the bank.
That's likely because all her opponents, all from Baker County,
only recently qualified for the race in June and have yet to raise
much, or report any, campaign funding.
Ms. Adkins, a Nassau County School Board member long in-
volved in party politics, has been raising money since January
2007 and the Republican from Fernandina Beach has amassed a
campaign war chest of $108,210 as of March this year, $1200 of
which came from supporters in Baker County, according to the
Florida Division of Elections web site.
Her only non-write-in opponent. Baker County Republican
Bobby Hart, said he remains confident despite only having $8000
in his campaign fund.
He said he only began campaigning and raising money last
week after returning from annual training as an Army reservist.
"We have a wide logistical base," he said. "We will get the
The two write-in candidates, both from Baker County. Robert
Ziefel and Damon Fernandez, had not raised a single cent through
March, the most recent period for which campaign finance fig-
ures are available.
Also, Ms. Adkins gained the endorsement of the Baker County
Republican Executive Committee (REC) June 10. The REC also
voted to endorse Vincent Ferreira for superintendent of schools,
but withheld its,endorsement for the District 1 County Commis-
sion seat currently held by Julie Combs, citing the fact that there
are two.qualified Republican candidates running for that spot,
Ms. Combs and Michael Crews, who will face off in the primary
August 26.J e-f
" i'. t^ir t~~we ments. efat representative Jennifer ,
Carrbll' spoke to-more than 40 local Republicans at the Baker
County party ineeting June 24. She talked about being true to
Republican values and stressed lower taxes, more local control
and more self-reliance.
'Ms. Carroll represents District 13 that encompasses parts of
Duval and Clay counties.

blatant man-
ner," Mr.
Hart said in
the e-mail
sent follow-
ing a Repub-
lican Club
June 24.
The Dis-
trict 12 seat
is now held
by Mr. Bean
of Fernan-
dina Beach,
who has
termed out
after, eight
years in
the Florida
House. He
in February
he would
seek the
District 8
Florida Sen-
ate seat be-
ing vacated
by Jim King.
The House
seat includes
Baker, Brad-
ford, Union,
Nassau and
portions of
Clay and
Duval coun-

RepresentativeJennifer Carrollspeaks to Republicans
Representing District 13, state representative Jennifer Carroll presented her positive political message at the Baker County
Republican Headquarters in downtown Macclenny June 22. She is committed to working toward outreach to minorities and
passionate about reminding them of the vital past role the Republican party played in efforts to assist in granting them freedom,
citizenship and the right to vote. Ms. Carroll is the first black Republican woman to be elected to the Florida Legislature and
is the former executive director of the Florida Department of Veteran's Affairs. Above: Ms. Carroll (center) with Kay and Neil
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The Baker County Commis-
sion approved a new AvMed
health insurance plan for county
workers during its July 1 meet-
ing that increases deductibles,
co-payments and premiums for
both the county and employees;
however, the $500 deductible in-
crease will be covered through
a reimbursement account after
employees pay the initial $500
of care eachhyear.
"All of these out-of-pocket'
costs, most of that is being re-
imbursed," said Tim Owen of
*Owen & Associates in Jackson-
ville, the consultant hired by the
county to negotiate with AvMed
for terms of the new plan.
The roughly $66,000 reim-
bursement account is funded
through $20 monthly contribu-
tions from all employees in the
The increase is the result of
a 134 percent "loss ratio" for
Baker County, which Mr. Ow-
ens said means for every dollar
taken in, AvMed paid out $1.34
in claims.
That caused AvMed to ask
for a 28-percent increase in the
county's annual employer pre-
mium contribution, from $1.28
million under the current plan to
$1.56 million.
But under the new plan rec-
ommended by Mr. Owens and
approved by the board, the
county's employer contribution
only increased by 8.6 percent to
$1.41 million.
Employees' monthly premi-
ums will increase from $387 to
$420 under the new plan. The
new plan also increases the max-
imum reimbursement amount.
from $1500 to $2000 and adds
a $100 reimbursement for emer-
gency room visits, which were
not covered under the old plan.
Open enrollment for the new
plan is scheduled to begin the
second week in August.,
In other financial decisions,
commissioners approved a loan
agreement with Mercantile Bank
for $172,844 to purchase a new
motor grader from Ring Power.
The four-year loan carries an
interest rate of 3.75 percent with
$20,000 down.
The county has also received
$110,000 for its old grader from
Ring Power through a buy-back
Terms for the renewal of a
$2-million loan from Mercan-
tile for road improvements will
be considered at the board's next
meeting July 21. The renewal
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eight-year loan.
The commission also repealed
the county-wide burn ban, citing
recent rainfall and a significant
decrease in the drought index.
In-other business, the board
A memorandum of under-
standing with a regional group of
rural counties, the North Central
Florida Rural Area of Critical
Economic Concern (RACEC),
of which Baker County is a
member. It outlines how ad va-
lorem tax funds from increased
property values at two 500-plus-
acre commercial development
sites in Columbia and Suwan-
nee counties would be dispersed
among the group's member
counties, and those counties opt-
ing to give financial support for
the projects.
An increase in the Emergen-
cy Medical Services (EMS) fee
schedule that was originally ap-

proved in 2003, and establishing
a fee schedule for EMS at spe-
cial events. The base rate for ba-
sic life support rose to $350, ad-
vanced life support rose to $450,
ground transport increased to
$9.25 per mile and spinal immo-
bilization now costs $75.
For special events, high school
football games will be $100 plus
$40 per hour for the EMS crew,
and other events for which a
standby unit is requested will
cost $200 per day and $20 for
each member of the EMS crew.
Paying $2500 to the City of
Macclenny for rezoning six acres
conveyed by the Baker Correc-
tional Development Corporation
(BCDC) to Baker County as
repayment for $200,000 in the
corporation's seed money. The
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, July 3, 2008 Page 5

Two arrests result from probe into reports

of sexual, physical abuses at Camp Tracey

An allegation the past week
about sexual abuse at the Camp
Tracey home for troubled juve-
niles in north Baker County re-
sulted in the arrest of an 18-year-
old resident on that charge, and
the arrest of a 46-year-old male
staff member for physical abuse
of the 14-year-old male victim
and possibly five others.
John E. Wilson, 46, a "dorm
father" who resides in the male
quarters at the camp off Crews
Rd., was arrested June 30 after
turning himself in at county jail.
He was released on a recogni-
zance bond earlier this week,
and one of the conditions, is he
stay away from the camp.
Ben Lewis was booked for
lewd and lascivious acts on the
same young resident, a sec-
ond-degree felony. He remains
in county jail pending $3000
Sheriff's investigator Brad
Dougherty said he was inter-
viewing camp residents June
26 on the sexual abuse charge
when told by the boy and other
male residents about incidents of
physical abuse, some within the
past two weeks, at the hands of
Mr. Wilson.
The residents ages 14-17 also
revealed several engaged in sex-
ual acts with each other, but no
criminal charges will result be-
cause the acts were consensual,
said the investigator. He indicat-
ed Camp Tracey officials said

they would discipline the boys.
Investigator Dougherty said
Mr. Lewis had remained at
Camp Tracey past his 18th birth-
day because he had nowhere else
to go. The camp and school, lo-
cated on a 160-acre tract between
CRs 125-127 south of Taylor, is
for youth under 18 who are re-
ferred there by courts, families
and other agencies. The church-
based camp has been there since
Six boys accused Mr. Wilson
during interviews of physically
abusing them, acts ranging from
choking, slamming their heads
against a wall and throwing
them to the floor.
The investigator's report
quotes one of the boys as affirm-
ing, "John Wilson has an anger
problem that all of the juvenile
residents are aware of ... [and]
that when [he] gets angry with
his wife or one of the residents,
he will take it out on all of the
The child abuse count, a
third-degree felony, alleges that
on June 22, Mr. Wilson choked
the boy and slammed his head
against a wall.
The boy told Investigator
Dougherty that Mr. Wilson took'
a guitar away from him, and
when he asked the accused why
he did, Mr. Wilson said, "told
him to sit down and shut up."
The victim said he was then
punished for not responding

Burglars thwarted by


A pair of burglars found poss
themselves at the business end cati
of deputies' pistols June 27 after of th
attempting to escape a residence *
on Copper Field Circle that hap- and
opened to be occupied by the sis- ny A
ter of a Jacksonville Sheriff's aftet
Office investigator. 23 a
Teresa Sullivan told deputies kno'
she heard a noise at her home temr
about 1:00 am and thought it was opei
her son returning home from the *
movies. But after she called out lar i
and one of the suspects yelled per
back, Ms. Sullivan locked her- said
self in her bathroom and called long
her brother. wen
When Deputy Curtis Ruise fron
responded to the burglary in T
progress, he found a white male mar
dressed in black, with a black Mr.
cloth over his face, climbing out take
of the bedroom window.
When the deputy identified
himself, the suspect stooped be-
hind some bushes before fleeing.
About that time, a vehicle pulled
in and its driver directed police
to the suspects' location.
It wasn't long before Deputy
Ruise and Investigator Sullivan
had the suspects at gunpoint in a
red Dodge pickup truck as they
were attempting to leave the
A search of the driver, Adam
P. Ostasz, 19, of Jacksonville
turned up a small flashlight,
rope, a payroll check and a Visa
check card.
Mr. Ostasz and his passen-
ger, Joseph John Lennon, 19, of
Atlantic Beach face felony bur-
glary charges.
In other burglaries reported
this past week:
A home on CR 229 South
in Sanderson was ransacked the
afternoon of June 24.
Victim Joyce Griffis said she
left her house and returned about
5:30 pm to find her front door
apparently kicked open and two
bedrooms rummaged through.
A jewelry box was taken from /
a dresser drawer and it contents
strewn on the bed.
At the time, Ms. Griffis
couldn't determine if any of her
jewelry was missing, but said
that some prescription medica-
tion from the kitchen counter
was gone.
The case is still under inves-
The day before, Charles
Guernsey reported a burglary
of his 2001 Buick sedan that
occurred sometime between
5:30 pm and 8:30 pm June 22.
Mr. Guernsey told police his
cell phone for work was taken
from the unsecured vehicle, but
couldn't point investigators to a

;ible suspect or even the lo-
on of the vehicle at the time
ie burglary.
The owner of Baker Guns
Gold Pawn on W. Macclen-
Ave. reported that sometime
r the close of business June
ind 9:45 am June 24, an un-
wn suspect or suspects at-
pted unsuccessfully to pry
n a door.
Paul Dugan reported a simi-
ncident at his home on Cop-
Drive June 27. Mr. Dugan
I he and his wife work as
Distance truck drivers and
e absent from the residence
i May 30 to June 25.
'hey returned to find pry
ks on their back door, but
Dugan said nothing was

"Yes, sir."
Mr. Wilson denied the al-
legations during questioning at
county jail and asked to speak to
a lawyer.
"[He] also stated he did not
tell other staff members [about
the incident] because they would
tell him that John Wilson is al-
lowed to do that," continues the
investigator's report.
As for the alleged sexual of-
fense, it involved Mr. Lewis ap-
proaching the same 14-year-old
while working in a field and
enticing him to a wooded area
where they fondled each other.
Mr. Lewis told the inves-
tigator "[he] really didn't see
what the big problem was," and
claimed he was unaware it was
Camp Tracey is an arm of
Harvey Baptist Church based in
the Arlington section of Jack-
sonville. It is headed by Wilford
McCormick, a Baker County
native who named the camp af-
ter his late son.
The camp's web site says it is
"dedicated to the salvaging and
changing of the lives of at-risk
youth" and houses 40-50 at a

time boys and girls in segre-
gated dorms.
Camp Tracey has had a
troubled past, including alleged
abuse cases dating back to the
1980s that sparked a grand jury
investigation in 1987. No indict-
ments were forthcoming, but the
panel of Baker County residents
was highly critical of the opera-
tion. It chastised the camp ad-
ministration for its "clandestine
Rev. McCormick has long
argued that Camp Tracey is
church-operated and emphasizes
Bible-based discipline and aus-
tere country living as a means of
pulling youths out of destructive
At least five former residents
sued the church and camp, two
in 2003 and three more in 2005.
The allegations centered around
sexual abuse and at least two of
the actions were settled out of
One of the accused perpe-
trators was Rev. McCormick's
younger brother, who shortly af-
ter left the camp's employ.

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, July 3, 2008 Page 6

Battered afterstumbling onto pot plants

A Sanderson man was ar-
rested and booked at county jail
for battery after allegedly strik-
ing another man when the latter
stumbled onto marijuana plants
in the woods of north Baker
County on June 26.
Deputy William Hilliard re-
sponded to 10275 CR 120 and
met with the victim, Timothy
Harrison, 23, also of Sanderson
about 3:15 pm. According to the
deputy's report, Mr. Harrison
said that Michael Burnsed, 47,
of N. Carl Brown Rd. jumped
out of the bushes and attacked
him after he came upon the mar-
ijuana plants in the woods near
10399 CR 120.
Mr. Harrison said when he
tried to run away, Mr. Burnsed
hit him from behind on the ear.
Deputy Harrison noted a cut
behind the victim's right ear.
When interviewed, Mr.
Burnsed denied knowledge of
any marijuana plants on the
property or involvement in the
incident. However, the deputy
noticed multiple scratches on
Mr. Burnsed's ankles and feet
and said in his report the suspect
appeared "extremely nervous."
Due to what the deputy
called "conflicting evidence"
and "signs of deception," Mr.
Burnsed was arrested.
A search of the area where
the alleged battery took place
turned up no marijuana plants,
only multiple planting pots, bot-
Sties of water and evidence that
someone had been in the brush.
Mr. Harrison was taken to
Fraser Hospital for treatment.
In another Sanderson battery
case from the day before, com-
plaints were filed against a Clay-
ton Avenue man by his ex-girl-
friend, and by the ex-boyfriend
against her.
Deputy Tony Normnan re-
sponded to the address of Kharis

Clayton in reference to the bat-
tery about 8:45 pm June 26.
The 24-year-old man told the
deputy his ex-girlfriend, Jazma
Thompson, 22, no known ad-
dress, became upset when he re-
ceived a phone call from another
female while Ms. Thompson
was giving him a ride home. He
said she began hitting him with
a closed fist and tried to cut him
with some type of object, ac-
cording to the deputy's report.
Mr. Clayton said he jumped
from the moving vehicle and
walked home. The ex-boyfriend
showed Deputy Norman a small
scratch that he sustained from
the altercation.
When contacted by the depu-
ty, Ms. Thompson said she was
the one who received the phone
call and when she tried to an-
swer it, Mr. Clayton snatched
away the phone for no reason.
Ms. Thompson told the depu-
ty the two fought over the phone
after she stopped the vehicle,
and that during the altercation,
Mr. Clayton pulled her from
the vehicle, grabbed her by the
throat and slammed her on the
road before he fled the area with
the cell phone.
Much like Mr. Clayton, Ms.
Thompson showed Deputy Nor-
man a mark on her right thumb
that she claimed she received
when Mr. Clayton bit her.
However, the deputy noted
Ms. Thompson had no redness
around her neck area and the
mark on her thumb was not con-
sistent with a bite. "There were
no type of marks consistent with
being snatched out of the vehicle
and being slammed on asphalt,"
states the deputy's report.
Battery charges were filed
against both parties with the
state attorney.
In other similar incidents the.
past week:

Multiple felony arrests

for having pills without
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proof of a prescription

A St. George, Ga. man pulled The container contained the
over by a county deputy in south drugs Soma and Xanax, and Mr.
Macclenny the evening of June Leighton had a prescription for
27 for failure to heed a stop sign neither. He admitted to the dep-
was jailed for felony possession uty he had a "severe drug prob-
of five pills for which he did not lem" and asked several times to
have a prescription, be taken to jail to get help.
Deputy Michael Hauge said The suspect's step-mother
Timothy Leighton, 26, gave him called police after she saw him
permission to search his 1991 hide the container near the vehi-
Toyota pickup when he stopped cle. He also drew a misdemean-
it on West Lowder about 7:45. or charge for having a small
Moments earlier, the officer not- amount of marijuana in it.
ed Mr. Leighton failed to stop at Deputy Lagle said the suspect
the intersection of 9th and Min- had an odor of alcohol about
nesota, a neighborhood known him, and the step-mother told
for high drug activity, him that Mr. Leighton was on
Deputy Hauge said he found probation and was not supposed
three Oxycodone and two Lo- to be drinking.
ritab pills in the pickup, in ad- Daniel Bell, 30, of Glen was
edition to a medication for which arrested by Deputy Paul Chance
the suspect had a prescription. A the morning of June 24 on out-
small baggie of marijuana and a standing warrants from Hendry
cigarette were also found, result- County. He was wanted for mis-
ing in a misdemeanor count. demeanor marijuana possession,
Mr. Leighton was also tick- failure to appear in court on that
eted for running the stop sign. charge, and violation of proba-
In another felony possession tion for having drug parapher-
case, Robert Leighton, 31 (no nalia.
relation) of Glen St. Mary was A physician at the Fraser
arrested about 9:30 the same Hospital emergency room can-
evening on a similar felony of- celled a prescription for 16 Lo-
fense after Deputy Michael ritabs the morning of June 25
Lagle found a metal container after learning from a pharmacy
he stashed behind a three-wheel the same patient had picked up
ATV parked at his residence off 90 pills ten days earlier.
Southeast Ct.

A battery complaint was
filed June 28 against Doyle
Hardenbrook, 41, of E. Confed-
erate Dr. in Glen St. Mary by his
live-in girlfriend Renee Ross,
34, of Macclenny. The victim
told Deputy Michael Lagle that
she and Mr. Hardenbrook had
been arguing all day and the
suspect slapped her in the mouth
about 7:00 pm in front of their
children, one of whom stated,
"Daddy hit my mommy," ac-
cording to the deputy's report.
After leaving the victim to
search for Mr. Hardenbrook,
deputies were called back to
the residence on Kinghorn Rd.
where Ms. Ross said her boy-
friend returned, grabbed her by
the hair and pushed her to the
ground. Another search for the
suspect was conducted with no
A complaint for battery was
filed against Mr. Hardenbrook.
A patient at Northeast Flor-
ida State Hospital was the sub-
ject of two battery complaints on
June 23, only hours apart.
Johnny Davis, 37, allegedly

struck Taurus Cooley in the
mouth about 5:00 am and rough-
ly seven hours later, hit Ora
Ruise in the face for no apparent
reason. Injuries were apparent
on both victims and a complaint
alleging battery was filed.
A battery charge was also
filed against a 16-year-old male
of Cove St. in Sanderson in con-
nection with an incident June
25 between 10:00-11:00 pm on
Thomas Sweat Rd.
Joshua Brown told police he
was driving that road when he
spotted several people blocking
the roadway. According to Dep-
uty John Hardin's report, Mr.
Brown said when he stopped his
vehicle, the group began attack-
ing him, punching him in the
face, and that the only suspect
he could identify was the ac-
cused teen.
Mr. Brown also said the youth
had been harassing him for sev-
eral weeks concerning a dispute
about a girlfriend. The deputy
noted swelling on Mr. Brown's

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City of Macclenny / Enterprise East
2007Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
This report will be mailed to customers only upon request and is also available at City Waste WaterTreatment Plant and on the City's website
at www.cityofmacclenny.com

We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Quality Water Report, This report is designed to. inform you about the quality of water and services we deliver to you every day.
Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treat-
ment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water source is ground water from three wells. The wells draw from the
Floridan Aquifer. Our water is obtained from ground water sources and is aerated and chlorinated for disinfection purposes.
.In 2004 the Department of Environmental Protection has performed a Source Water Assessment on our system and a search of the data sources indicated no potential sources of
contamination near our wells. The assessment results are available on the DEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program website at www.dep.state.us/swapp.
This report shows our water quality results and what they mean.
If you have any questions about this report or concerning ypur water utility, please contact Richard Harris at 904-259-4491. We encourage our valued customers to be informed
about their water utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held on the second Tuesday of each month at City Hall at 7'pm.
The City of Macclenny routinely monitors for contaminants In your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this
report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2007. Data obtained before January 1, 2007, and presented in this report are from
the most recent testing done in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations.
In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we've provided the following definitions:
Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available
treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of
,w, Maximum .residual disinfectant levelior MRDL --The highest levelof-a disinfectant allowed in dr ing water. The4risconvincingevIdence that addition of a disinfetjants .necessaryr:n
for control of microbial contaminants. .. ,. u ., .,, ,,. ,',,- ,,
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the
benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/1) one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (g/A) one part by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the water sample.
Action Level (AL) The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.

Cit of Macclennv
**Results in the Level Detected column for radiological contaminants, inorganic contaminants, synthetic organic contaminants including pesticides and herbicides, and volatile organic contaminants are the highest average at any of the sampling pointsor
the highest detected level at any sampling point, depending on the sampling frequency.
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of sampling MCL Level Detected Range of MCLG MCL Likely Source of Contamination
Measurement (mo./yr.) Violation Y/N Detected Results
Radiological Contaminants
Alpha emitters (pCi/l) 10/03 N 2.1 NA I 0 15 I Erosion of natural deposits
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of sampling MCL Level Detected RangCLG MCL Likely Source of Contamination
Measurement (Moyr) oaon Y/N Level Detected ts MCLG MCL Likely Source of Contamination
Inorganic Contaminants
Barium (ppm) 08/07 N 0.013 NA 2 2 Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal refin-
eries; erosion of natural deposits
Discharge from metal refineries and coal-burning fac-
Beryllium (ppb) 08/07 N 1.3 NA 4 4 stories; discharge from electrical, aerospace and defense
.Erosion of natural deposits; discharge from fertilizer and
Flouride (ppm) 08/07 N 0.52 NA 4 4.0 aluminum factories. Water additive that promotes strong
teeth when at optimum levels between 0.7 and 1.2 ppm
Selenium (ppb) 08/07 N 1.3 NA 50 5 Discharge from petroleum and metal refineries; erosion
Selenium (ppb) 08/07 N 1.3 NA 50 50 of natural deposits; discharge from mines
Sodium (ppm) 08/07 N 33 NA NA 160 Salt water intrusion, leaching from soil
Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection By-Product
Disinfectant or Contaminant Dates of MCL Range of MCLG or
Disinfectant orContaminantMCL Level Detected Rgeof MCLGor MCL or MRDL Likely Source of Contamination
and Unit of Measurement ( ) Violation Y/N Results MRDLG
Chlorine (ppm) 01/07 to 12/07 N 0.93 0.47 to 1 MRDLG-4 MRDL=4.0 Water additive used to control microbes
Haloacetic Acids (five) 08/07 N 23.9 NA NA MCL =60 By-product of drinking water disinfection
(HAA5) (ppb)
tr HM (Total 08/07 N 38.1 NA NA MCL = 80 By-product of drinking water disinfection
trihalomethanes) (ppb)

Contamipant and Unit of Dates of sampling AL 90th Percentile No.o sampling sies MCLG AL (Action Likely Source of
Measurement (mo.yr.) Violation Y/N Result exceeding the AL MCLLevel) Contamination
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Copper (Tap Water) (ppm) 06/06 0.56 0 of 20 1.3 1.3 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of
Copper (Tap Water) (ppm) 06/06 N 0.56 of 20 1.3 1.3 natural deposits; leaching from wood preservatives

We failed to submit the required monthly sampling for total coliform bacteria on time and therefore were in violation of monitoring and reporting requirements. The monitoring period was
March of 2007. Samples were submitted to the FDEP after the required due date. We are working to ensure that all future samples are submitted to the Department on time.
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through
the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban
stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate
that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe.Drinking Water
Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemo-
therapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These
people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other
microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
We at City of Macclenny would like you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to insur-
ing the quality of your water. If you have any questions or concerns about the information provided, please feel free to call any of the numbers listed.

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, July 3. 2008 Page 7

Child in car during a high-speed pursuit

A Baldwin man was jailed
on multiple charges including
drunk driving and possession of
drugs the evening of June 26 af-
ter leading two county deputies
on a high-speed chase that end-
ed when his 1987 Toyota sedan
bogged down in a ditch off SR
228 south of Macclenny.
Mark Yarbrough, 26, had his
1-year-old daughter in an unfas-
tened child restraint seat in the
front passenger side of the ve-
Deputy John Hardin said he
saw the Toyota weave across the
lanes on South 6th St. about 9:00
after getting behind it due to
faulty tail and license lighting.
He-pulled the vehicle over in
the parking lot of the S&S Store,
and said Mr. Yarbrough sped
away as he approached it, going
south over the nearby Interstate
10 bridge, then east where the

officer said the Toyota weaved
around other interstate traffic.
At one point, Deputy Hardin
said Mr. Yarbrough sped past
two semi-trucks on the right
shoulder before exiting at CR
228 and heading south.
By that time, Sgt. Phil Duval
had joined the chase, and both
officers ordered Mr. Yarbrough
out of the car after it became
stuck. He was taken down force-
fully by Sgt. Duval after refus-
ing four commands to lie on the
ground to be handcuffed. Deputy
Hardin's report notes the driver
had a strong odor of alcohol.
Police found six pills identi-
fied as Hydrocodone in the con-
sole and Mr. Yarbrough had a
small bag of marijuana in a pock-
et. An opened beer and empty
beer can were inside the Toyota,
and Deputy Hardin noted a large
amount of beer had been spilled

Repeat suspendedlicense

suspectrecognized by deputy

County deputies made three morning of June 28. Deputy
arrests of motorists for driv- Randy Davis said he stopped the
ing on suspended licenses the vehicle because it had a faulty
past week, one of them a driver brake light, and learned that Mr.
known to the arresting officer. Alvarez's license was suspend-
Deputy Chris Walker said he ed four times for failure to pay
recognized Christopher Combs, fines.
36, of Glen St. Mary as the driv- Rodger Mena, 37, of Lake
er of a 1995 Chevrolet near the City was arrested for a similar
intersection of SR 228 and Inter- offense after his eastbound 2003
state 10 the morning of June 29. Ford pickup was stopped on
A computer check confirmed US 90 near Baker Correctional
what the officer suspected; Mr. about 7:00 the morning of June
Combs' license had been sus- 30.
pended four times for drunk Deputy Claude Hurley
driving and failure to pay fines, learned Mr. Mena's license had
Richard Alvarez, 43, of -a five-time suspension for fail-
Glen was at the wheel of a 2000 ure to appear in court. He was
Dodge stopped near the railroad also ticketed for failure to drive
on Smokey Rd. about 12:45 the in a single lane.

Deerfield Rd. open

A newly paved Deerfield
Road located just west of the
Baker-Clay county line off CR
228 is expected to be reopened
for public use by July 3, accord-
ing to officials from the county
and DuPont Florida.
DuPont paid the county
$400,000 to dredge under the
road and agreed to install a tem-
porary road of limerock before
repaving the county roadway
after dredging of that area was
complete. V
County Manager Joe Cone
said the money was used to pave
the rest of the Deerfield Estates




Paving contractor Anderson
Columbia Co. completed laying
the asphalt on Deerfield Road
last week and Robert Fletcher,
head of the county road depart-
ment, inspected the work this
week. He said DuPont may open
it up a day earlier than expect-
A similar relocation project
on a one-mile section of CR
228 just before its intersection
with Deerfield Road is expected
to reopen to the public August
15, however; that date could
change depending on the speed
of dredging.

on the front floorboard.
The child was uninjured and
turned over.to her grandfather,
also of Baldwin, who was sum-
moned to the scene.
Mr. Yarbrough refused to sub-
mit to sobriety testing or take a
breathalyzer once at county jail.
He was checked at Fraser Hospi-
tal because of his highly intoxi-
cated state before being placed
in a cell.
Charges against him include
the felony possession of con-
trolled drugs for which he did not
have a prescription, misdemean-
or possession of the marijuana,
reckless driving, high-speed
fleeing police, driving without
a license suspended nine times
as an habitual offender and child
Police notified the Depart-
ment of Children and Families
due to the baby's presence in the
In other cases, Donald Pat-
ton, 47, of Woodbine, Ga. was
booked at county jail for drunk
driving the evening of June 28
after he nearly collided head-on
with a deputy sheriff on US 90
east of Macclenny.
Deputy Mike Hauge said he

saw the suspect attempt to get
around other westbound traffic
near Enterprise Dr., a no-passing
zone because of the Wal-Mart
Distribution Center entrance.
Sgt. Greg Burnsed, respond-
ing from the west on US 90, said
the motorcycle swerved into his
lane before he pulled it over near
East Boulevard about 8:20. He
noted in his reportthat Mr. Pat-
ton continued to sip from a beer
can before he stopped.
Michael McNeil, 19, of Mac-
clenny was arrested for disorder-
ly conduct and resisting arrest
the afternoon of June 29 after
police were called to a residence
off US 90 in east Macclenny.
There, Deputy Chris Walker
said he found Mr. McNeil.seated
in a backyard chair. The offi-
cer noted that the suspect made
several threatening advances,
cursed him and appeared to use
"gang signs" when confronted.
He admitted to sniffing aero-
sol dust removal compound and
was checked at Fraser Hospital
before being taken to county
Police were tipped off to. Mr.
McNeil's activity by a caller who
lives at the residence.

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2007Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
This report will be mailed to customers only upon request and is also available at City Waste Water Treatment Plarit and on the City's website
at www.cityofmacclenny.com

We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Quality Water Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality of water and services we deliver to you every day.
Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treat-
ment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water source is ground water from two wells. The wells draw from the
Floridan Aquifer. Our water is obtained from ground water sources and is aerated and chlorinated for disinfection purposes.
In 2004 the Department of Environmental Protection has performed a Source Water Assessment on our system and a search of the data sources indicated no potential sources of
contamination near our wells. The assessment results are available on the DEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program website at www.dep.state.us/swapp.
This report shows our water quality results and what they mean.
If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Richard Harris or Walter Sloan at 904-259-4491. We encourage our valued customers to
be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held on the second Tuesday of each month at City
Hall at 7 pm.
Macclenny II Water Treatment Facility routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules and regulations. Except where indicated
otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2007. Data obtained before January 1, 2007, and presented in this
report are from the most recent testing done in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations.
In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we've provided the following definitions:
Action Level (AL) The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.
MaximumContaminant Levelor MCL -jlhi highest level .ofaentaminiant that's allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGsas asasible using the best available
treatment technology. .;1. ,1 ,,j.,,I , .. .. .
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary
for control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the
benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/) one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (itg/l) one part by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the water sample.
Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.
**Results in the Level Detected column for radiological contaminants, inorganic contaminants, synthetic organic contaminants including pesticides and herbicides, and volatile organic contaminants are the highest average at any of the sampling-points or
the highest detected level at any sampling point, depending on the sampling frequency.
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of sampling MCL N Level Detected Range of MCLG MCL Likely Soue of Contamination
Measurement (id./yr.) Violation Y/N Detected MCLG MCL Likely Source of Contamination
Measurement (mo.7yrm) Violation Y/N Results
Inorganic Contaminants
Barium(ppm) 03/06 N 0.015 NA 2 2 Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal refin-
Barium (ppm) 03/06 N 0.015 NA 2 2 cries; erosion of natural deposits
Cyanide ppb) 03/06 N 6 NA 200 200 Discharge from steel/metal factories; discharge from
Cyanide (ppb) 03/06 N 6 NA 200 200 plastic and fertilizer factories
Erosion of natural deposits; discharge from fertilizer and
Flouride (ppm) 03/06 N 0.49 NA 4 4.0 aluminum factories. Water additive that promotes strong
teeth when at optimum levels between 0.7 and 1.2 ppm
Nickle (ppb) 03/06 N 6 NA NA 100 Pollution from mining and refining operations. Natural
occurrence in soil.
Nitrate (as nitrogen) (ppm) 08/07 N 0.056 NA 10 10 Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks,
Nitrate (as nitrogen) (ppm) 08/07 N 0.056 NA 10sewage; erosion of natural deposits
Sodium (ppm) 03/06 N 14.0 NA NA 160 Salt water intrusion, leaching from soil
Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection By-Product
Dates of
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of MCL Range of MCLG or
Measurement sampling Viola Y/N Level Detected MRG MCL or MRDL Likely Source of Contamination
Chlorine (ppm) 01/07 to 12/07 N 0.79 0.50 to 1.0 MRDLG=4 MRDL=4.0 Water additive used to control microbes
HaloaceticAcid (five) 08/07 N 7.2 NA NA MCL = 60 By-product of drinking water disinfection
(HAA5) (ppb)
trihaomehanesppb) 08/07 N 45.4 NA NA MCL =80 By-product of drinking water disinfection

Contaminant and Unit of Dates of sampling AL 90th Percentile No.o fnmpilneslits MCLG AL (Action Likely Source of
Measurement (mo./yr.) Violation Y/N Result exceeding the AL ML Level) Contamination
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Copper (Tap Water) (ppm) 11/05 N 0.165 0 1.3 1.3 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of
Copper (Tap Water) (ppm) 11/05 N 0.165 0 1.3 1.3 natural deposits; leaching from wood preservatives
Lead (Tap Water) (ppb) 11/05 N 2.7 0 0 15 Corrosion of household plumbing systems, erosion of
natural deposits
We failed to submit the required monthly sampling for total coliform bacteria on time and therefore were in violation of monitoring and reporting requirements. The monitoring period was
March of 2007. Samples were submitted to the FDEP after the required due date. We are working to ensure that all future samples are submitted to the Department on time.
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through
the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas
production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from
gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate
that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water
Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemo-
therapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These
people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other
microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
We at Macclenny II Water Treatment Facility would like you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are
committed to insuring the quality of your water. If you have any questions or concerns about the information provided, please feel free to call any of the numbers listed.

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Baker drug court backslide is 20percent...

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According to Freddie Oca,
program director of the Baker
Family YMCA, the Y has been
fostering a soccer program for
the past eight years. There is a
spring and fall season with each
lasting ten weeks and 400 youths
are involved in a total of 21 dif-
ferent teams.
Mr. Panayides, one of 40
coaches assigned to Florida this
summer, came to Macclenny af-
ter a week of conducting camps
at two YMCA locations in Or-
lando. The camps took place
early in the morning and in the
"Playing soccer in this cli-
mate is certainly different from
Britain," he said. "But we moni-
tor the kids carefully and they
get long water breaks."
All Challenger Sports coach-
es are certified through the Foot-
ball Association of Great Britain
and receive training specific to
their work with the company. A
hallmark of the company is in-
sistence that coaches be of the
highest personal caliber to set
excellent examples.
Leadership, sportsmanship,
skills building and a genuine
love and respect for the game
of soccer passed on by example
of their coaches is Challenger
Sports' ultimate goal.
The coaches even teach im-
portant facts about nutrition in a
fun and interesting way.
"Obesity is a problem among
today's youth and we have what
is known as Wacky Wednesday
to help address the importance
of good nutrition," said Mr. Pan-


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A one-carat diamond ring
and a four-wheAlei were among..,
the items reported stolen this
past week.
Deanna Craig of Macclenny
reported to Deputy Matthew
Riegel that her $1000 wed-
ding ring and a book of checks
had been stolen during a recent
move. Ms. Craig said she discov-
ered the missing property while
unpacking at her new residence
and advised her boyfriend, Kris-
topher Bessent, her neighbor,
Nancy Moore, and Ms. Moore's
boyfriend, helped her move June
The case is still under inves-
The four-wheeler went miss-
ing from James Robinson's resi-
dence on S. CR 125 June 26.
The Suzuki of unknown value
was parked on Mr. Robinson's
back porch the day before and
was stolen sometime between
10:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
Tracks from the four-wheel-
er led behind the residence to
Southern States Nursery Rd.
Shoe prints were also found next
to the vehicle's tracks which
matched a pair of prints at the
front of Mr. Robinson's father's
house just down the road.
In other thefts this past week:
Rebecca Cone of Shelly
Lanie reported an unknown man
had made unauthorized charges
to her Wal-Mart credit card
June 26 totaling $203 while she
was out of town. Ms. Cone said
her credit card was locked in
her file cabinet .and its key was
in a dresser drawer. When she
checked the cabinet, the credit
card was right where she left it.
Surveillance video from Wal-
Mart showed an unidentifiable
white male making the purchas-
es. Ms. Cone said she believed
the suspect to be a friend of her
fiance, but wasn't sure.
Tora,HIaywood reported a
bicycle theft from her W. Min-

nesota Ave. residence in Mac-
clenny that occurred the after-
noon of June 23. Ms. Haywood
said she didn't have any idea who
could've taken the property.
Joyce Burger reported the
theft of her father's scrap metal,
valued at about $600, from his
property on CR 229 N. in Sand-
erson sometime between June
16 and June 27. The theft took
place while her father was in the

On Wednesday of the soccer
camp week, the campers made
and brought in sandwiches with
crazy ingredients. The coach
used them as examples of what
is good and not so good to eat,
and talked about the role of car-
bohydrates and fats in an ath-
lete's diet.
"The food breaks are also
when we talk about being a
team player and the importance
of sportsmanship," said Mr. Pan-
Camp sessions were targeted
toward different age groups and
skill levels. The shorter sessions
were the First Kicks camp for
children age three, and Mini
Soccer is for ages 4 and 5. The
longer camp sessions, which
lasted a half day, were for youth
6-18. Campers spent the last 20
minutes of sessions in free play
to test the skills they learned.
Scrimmage games were held at.
the end of the week.
"Our approach is through-fun
and games," said Mr. Panayides.
"We cover everything having to
do with soccer: team-building,
leadership, sportsmanship, scor-
ing and defending goals all in
as positive a way as possible."
When asked about his expe-
rience visiting Macclenny, Mr.
Panayides had good things to
He was delighted with The
Bouldins, his local host family
(Jim Bouldin is director of local
YMCA). Not knowing anything
about Macclenny, he found the
community a pleasant change


from the hustle and bustle of Or-
lando. He also visited St. Augus-
tine on Wednesday afternoon
and was impressed by the white,
sandy beaches.
"The people in Macclenny
are very friendly and the kids
really love the game of soccer,"
he said. "They think it's the best
thing since sliced bread!"
After a holiday break during
the July 4th week, Mr. Panayides
will head out west to conduct
camps in Colorado and New
Mexico for the remainder of the
summer. Then it's home to the
British Isles to earn some money
before he's off to work at a resort
in the French Alps during the ski
season. He will continue to work
with Challenger Sports in the
"The Macclenny camp has
been great and working with
Challenger is very rewarding,"
he said. "I hope to carry on with
the soccer camps for a while."

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Dear Residents of
Baker County,
It is with pleasure and a
sense of gratitude that I look
forward to continue serving
as your school board member
from District V.
The next four years will pres-
ent many challenges as we are
faced with budget shortfalls
and the election ofa new school
superintendent in November.
We will miss the guiding hand
of retiring Superintendent Paula Barton. However, there is a
strong commitment to the district making a seamless transi-
tion to the new leadership.
Please be reassured that we will continue to work toward.
the day when every student is performing at grade level and
state and federal accountability measures reflect the quality
education being offered in our schools. We celebrate the prog-
ress of the past year and look forward to the school grades
being posted in mid-July.
Community and parental involvement play a major role in
our success, as well as the hard work of every staff member,
teacher, and educational leader.
Thank you for your active participation in the education of
our young people. Congratulations for building on the solid
foundation of our faith and trust in each other and in a sov-
ereign God. Thank you for affording me a continuing role on
the Baker County School Board.

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(from page 1)
Today, 47 of Florida's 67
counties operate them, and more
than 1000 such courts operate in
all 50 states.
The concept developed in
Dade County stemmed from a
federal mandate to reduce the
inmate population or suffer the
loss of federal funding.
A judge assigned to study the
problem discovered that a large
majority of inmates had been in-
carcerated on drug charges and
were revolving back through the
court system due to drug addic-
It was then decided that drug
treatment services needed to be
coupled with the criminal jus-
tice system in specific cases,
and ultimately, a model for treat-
ment-based drug courts was es-
It wasn't until 2001, though,
that the Florida Legislature
mandated drug courts in each of
the state's 20 judicial circuits, a
move that was later reversed in
2003, leaving the decision up to
individual counties.
And while many places have
misdemeanor and juvenile drug
courts in addition to adult felony
drug court, Baker County only
operates the latter.
So, who is eligible for drug
treatment instead of incarcera-
Mel Bessinger, an assistant
state attorney for Baker Coun-
ty, said he chooses participants
on a case-by-case basis, but it's
typically for first-time felony of-
fenses, not necessarily for drug
possession, but any drug-related
crime such as theft.
"We look at them on an indi-
vidual basis to decide if they're
suitable for drug court," he said.
"But no crimes of violence and
no drug dealers. We're only go-
ing to deal with people who are
using ... most of them for first-
time felony drug-related of-
fenses. Hopefully you get people
turned around in the beginning
before they get in over their

One recent male defendant
enrolled in drug court was
charged with domestic violence
and his significant other actually
requested the program.
"He's been in no more trou-
ble since," said Mr. Bessinger.
"Clearly in the long-run, it saves
money for the system."
And while Judge Williams
favors the county's young pro-
gram, he also said it has limits.
"It's not a cure-all," he said.
"It's a very challenging task to
do anything with people who are
addicted. It's quite a struggle."
In recent years, addiction to

pharmaceutical drugs has risen
drastically, and that's something
apparent to the judge as well.
"That's becoming more and
more of a problem," he said.
The drug court treatment
program is designed to be a 12-
month long endeavor. However,
Mr. Thomas said it typically
takes participants closer to 18
months to successfully complete
the program.
"They could get to level two
and have a set back not show
up to a meeting or relapse and
then they have to start back at
the beginning," he said.

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, July 3, 2008 Page 9

Greystone plans scaled

back in light of sluggish

market for new homes

Press Staff
The county's Land Planning
Agency approved downsizing the
previously approved Greystone
subdivision, but that recommen-
dation to county commission-
ers had some strings attached,
-most notably that smaller homes
would be restricted to no more
than 25 percent of the project.
FM Florida Land Company
;LLC, the developer, requested a
'number of changes to the proj-
ect's 2005 development agree-
ment with the county, which
.spelled out various requirements
;for Greystone like a minimum
,size of 1200 square feet for the
;project's 231 homes, durable
-plastic fencing, two-car garages
,and a clubhouse and pool for
However, due to the down-
turn in the housing market, FM
'Florida experienced difficulty
;finding a builder to construct
;the homes, said the developer's
'attorney, Cecile Rider of Forte
!MacAulay Development Con-
sultants in Jacksonville.
"In general, the economy has
hindered our ability to move
,these houses," she told Land
:Planning Agency (LPA) board
'members during their June 26
:meeting. "We want the homes
built so we can sell our prop-
The property is located north
,of U.S. 90 just east of the high
Ms. Rider said Baker Coun-
;ty residents would be the tar-
;get market for the scaled-back
:Greystone subdivision, which
'was modified to require'a mini-
Smum home size of 1000 square
feet, one-car garages, a play-
ground and picnic area rather
'than a clubhouse and pool, side-
walks on one side of the street
'instead of both sides, and wood-
en fencing in lieu of plastic fenc-
ing, among other changes.
The amendments were
prompted by Jacksonville-based
-Collins Builders; which contract-
.ed with FM Florida to construct
,the project with those modifica-
:tions "to make the product mar-
.ketable and affordable," said Ms.
The goal was to build homes
in the $120,000 to $165,000
price range.
"That's the reason we're here,"
Ms. Rider said.
Furthermore, Collins has de-
signs for homes larger than 1000
square feet, including the two-
story model home with 1600
square feet. "The bigger home
he can build, the better for him.
:This [1000 square feet] is just a
,minimum," Ms. Rider said.
After her presentation on the
:amended development agree-
ment, a number of neighbors to,
the Greystone property that live


The Baker County Education
Foundation is again offering col-
'lege scholarships to prior high
school graduates, and applica-
.tions are available at the district
,office in Macclenny. July 7 is
the deadline for submitting ap-
To meet eligibility criteria
*:applicants must: plan to attend a
college or some other post;sec-
,ondary training institution, be
::a Baker County resident, have
graduated from high school (not
necessarily Baker County High
School) or have a GED diploma
for at least three years prior to
deadline application date, dem-
onstrate financial need and meet
other requirements.
The Norma Kirkland Schol-
arship ($500) was established
in memory of the former Baker
County High School teacher.
Preference for this scholarship
will be given to individuals pur-
suing a major in youth coun-
seling, social work or business

administration. The other one is
the Neil and Beatrice Kirkland
Scholarship ($500).
Contributions are tax deduct-
ible. For further information,
.please call Ann Burch or Glenn
McKendree at 259-0428.

on St. Mary's Circle spoke in
opposition to both the project in
general and the specific changes
desired by the developer.
Joan McIntyre said she feared
what 200-plus homes would do
to traffic "in our backyard."
Dan Dendauw, who retired
from the Navy and moved his
family to Baker County from
Jacksonville, worried that his
quiet neighborhood would soon
resemble the one he fled.
"If we build these homes at
that size," he said, "nothing but
riff-raff will move in."
Joan Trawick echoed those
comments, saying that lower in-
come residents buying smaller
homes may not be able to pay
homeowner association fees for
upkeep of the new subdivision.
In response, Ms. Rider said
that home sizes and price ranges
were designed to appeal to peo-
ple earning Baker County's me-
diari income, about $43,500 per
year, and that requested changes
were needed to lower homeown-
er association fees from $350 to
$250 annually.
"These homes were never go-
ing to be 2000 or 3500 square
feet. They've always been small,"
she said.
In the end, the LPA board vot-
ed unanimously for a favorable
recommendation to the changes,
but with two exceptions only
25 percent of the homes should
carry a minimum size of 1000
square feet and the original plas-
tic fencing requirement remain.
"It's a risky investment. It's
speculative," board chairman
C.J. Thompson said of the proj-
The exceptions, said Ms. Rid-
er, would necessitate renegotiat-
ing FM Florida's contract with
Collins Builders. She said that
would hopefully be complete by
July 14, when the county com-
mission considers the new de-
velopment agreement for final
In other business last week,
the LPA approved Phelps Mor-
gan's rezoning request for 15
acres north of Sanderson, just
east of CR 127 on the south side
of Hamp Register Rd., from ag-
riculture 10 acre to agriculture
7.5 acre, which allowed for divi-
sion of the lot into two, 7.5-acre
parcels, each eligible for one
dwelling unit.


Waylon Milton

Born onJune 1
Charlee Waddell and Bri-
an Milton of Macclenny are
pleased to announce the birth of
son Waylon Tucker on June 1 at
Orange Park Medical Center.
He weighed 6 lb., 14 oz. and
was 19% inches .long, and joins
sister Gracie Ann.
Grandparents are Shannon
Delee and Kyle Waddell and
Terri and Mark Milton, all of

Jacob, Audrey, and Nathan
Echols of Phoenix, Az. would
like to announce the birth of
Jaxon '
He was
born ,
May 2,
2008 at Paradise Valley Hos-
pital and weighed 7 lb, 12 oz
and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Proud parents are Garren
and Debra Echols. Grandpar-
ents are Bobbie and the late
Arturo Barrios of Macclenny
and Garren Sr. and Susan
Echols of Orem, Ut. Great-
grandparents are Malon and
Elna Echols of Mesa, Az. and
Franz and Sara Styrman of
Carmichael, Ca.

I would like to thank the
citizens of Baker County
for their continued support.
As your District 5 Com-
missioner, I will continue

to listen and serve the peo-'
ple of our county. I appre-
ciate your support and look
forward to continue serv-
ing the citizens of Baker


County Commissioner,
District 5
Political advertisement paid for
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Mattie and Jeremy Lee

Sunset wedding
Mattie Lucille Yarborough
and Jeremy Allen Lee, both of
Macclenny, were married in a
sunset ceremony on Hampton
Lake on June 20. The date is
also the birthday of the bride's
grandfather, Joe Griffis.
The bride is the daughter of
Glenn and Teresa Yarborough,
arid the groom is the son of
Mark and Holly Lee, all of Mac-
The bride wore her mother's
wedding dress in the ceremony
performed by her uncle Eddie
The couple will reside in

Classes closed
The Adult Basic Education
and GED classes offered by the
Baker County School District
will be closed at all sites during
the month of July. Classes will
resume the week of August 4.
Day and,night classes are
available at various sites located
in Baker County. For more in-
?formation, please call 259-0403.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, July 3, 2008 Page 10

Bennie Bagley,

54, ofMacclenny
Bennie Wren Bagley, 54, of
Macclenny died June 23, 2008.
Mr. Bagley was born to the
late Colonial Osteen Bagley
and Mary Edna Smith Bagley
on March
13, 1954.
He was a .
resident of
Macclenny '
since 1988,
here from H :
M r
Bagley I
worked at
the Gilman Mr. Bagley
Paper Com-
pany for 27 years before becom-
ing an employee of the City of
Jacksonville, where he worked
as a draftsman. He attended the
First Baptist Church in Mac-
clenny, and loved playing with
his grandchildren, riding motor-
cycles and traveling.
Survivors include wife of
36 years, Pam Bryan Bagley;
daughters Taffie (Scott) Mosley
of Glen St. Mary, Misty (Kevin)
Smith of Macclenny; broth-
ers Monroe Bagley, Elgrean
Bagley, Austin Bagley, Tony
Bagley, Teddy Bagley and Bib-
bie Bagley; sisters Bonnie Fear-
ington, Cloteen Osteen and Ka-
trina White; six grandchildren.
The funeral service was held
June 27 at 2:00,pm at Deberry
Baptist Church in Broxton, GA
with Pastor Larry Dean officiat-
ing. Interment followed at De-
berry Baptist Church Cemetery.
The arrangements were under
the direction of V. Todd Ferreira
Funeral Services.

Rceecca Bledsoei

31, of Macclenny
Rebecca Fawn Starling Bled-
soe, 31, of Macclenny died June
27, 2008. She was born in Jack-
sonville to Terry M. Bennett and
the late Roy E. Starling on April
4, 1977. She
was lifelong
of Baker
County and
a Baptist.
loved rais-
dren, mu-
if her chil- ga oh

sic, boating,
football and
she was an Ms. Bledsoe
avid Gator
She was predeceased by her
father; paternal grandmother
Ruth Starling; paternal grandfa-
ther Buck Starling and maternal
grandfather Everett Hodges.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 11 years, Stephen De-
wayne Bledsoe of Macclenny;
her mother: children Jagger
Dewayne Bledsoe, Jake Travis
Bledsoe, Chase Patrick Bledsoe
and Lily K. Bledsoe, all of Mac-
clenny; brother Marcus Hodges
(Terrijean) of Macclenny; sister
Krissy Dawn Starling of Mac-
clenny; maternal grandmother
Joyce S. Hodges of Orange
Park; nephew Paeyton Eugene
The funeral service for Ms.
Bledsoe was held on July 1,2008
at 11:00 am at the Christian Fel-
lowship Temple in Macclenny
with Pastor David Thomas of-
ficiating. Interment followed at
Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrange-
ments were by V. Todd Ferreira
Funeral Services. Visit 'www.
vtoddferreira.com to sign the
family's guest book.


65, dies June 27th
Daniel P. DeWeese, 65, of
Orange Park died June 27, 2008
at his home. Mr. DeWeese was
born February 5, 1943, the son
of the late Daniel Herman De-
Weese and the former Clara
Survivors include his wife of
43 years, Mary DeWeese; sons
Tony (Karen) DeWeese, Chris
(Christie) DeWeese and Matt
(Kelly) DeWeese; grandchildren
Kyle, Taylor and Grayson; many
family and friends.
The memorial service was
held July 2, at 3:00 pm in the
chapel of Prestwood Funeral

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Home in Baldwin with Dr. 1 T y
James Hoffman of Fairfax Bap- hirleyJ. Rowe,
tist Church officiating. A recep- 7, Iey. o ly 1
tion followed the service at The /', dles on ly 1
Mathis House in Glen St. Mary. Shi-ley J. Rowe, 74, of Mac-
In lieu of flowers please make clenny died on July 1, 2008.
donations to Community Con- She is survived by her hus-
nections of Jacksonville, 327 band and best friend of nearly
East Duval St., Jacksonville, 56 years, Alva J. Rowe of Mac-
FL, 32202. cenny; daughters Robin Bain
(Steve) of Versailles, KY; Kim
Dubby H dge, Yarbrough (Richard) of Baxter;
Dubby Hod eS, Cindy Wilburn (Fred) of Sand-
79 diesJune 3 th person; sons Jeffrey (Vickie)
of Sanderson, Steven (Jan) of
James "Dubby" Willard Jacksonville; Jonathan (Patty)
Hodges, 79, of Macclenny died of Kingsland, GA; 16 grand-
June 30, 2008. Mr. Hodges was children and 24 great-grandchil-
born in Glen St. Mary to the late dren.
Duff Hodges and Emma DeL- Ms. Rowe was born on Octo-
ilia Howard Hodges on May ber 20, 1933 to the late George
1, 1929. Dubby was a life long Thomas and Cora Bradley Blott
resident of Baker County and in Lowell, MA. She was also
was retired after 25 years of em- pre-deceased by grandson Tim-
ployment from Local 597 where othy and great-granddaughter
he worked as an ironworker. He Rory.
loved to fish, hunt and travel She was a beautiful person
to the mountains. He is.prede- involved in numerous activities
ceased by his brother George that brought, glory and honor
Elwood Hodges .and his sister to God,. and served the Lord on
Dorothy Marie Dugger. earth for 46 years. Mr. and
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children Ronald Hodges, and and considered Cdoach Dusry
James Hodges both of Jack- Rhodes their adopted son.
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(Mike) of Whitehouse; sister Iris held at 1100 am on July 7 at
Richardson of Macclenny; four the Gospel Lighthouse at 2435
grandchildren and one great- Picketville Rd. in Jacksonville.
grandson. In lieu of flowers, please send
SThe funeral service will be donations to the Lighthouse
held on Thursday, July 3, at Mission Outreach, P.O. Box
3:00 pm at V. Todd Ferreira 6082, Jacksonville, FL 32236 in.
Funeral Services Chapel with her memory.
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of Glen St. Mary
Gordon Melviht Roberts, 72,
of Glen St. Mary died on June
24, 2008. He was born in Lake
City and resided in Glen most of
his life. Mr. Roberts retired from
the State of Florida and attended
the Church of God.
The son of Reedie and Nita
Roberts, he was preceded in
death by his brother Elton Rob-
erts. Survivors include daugh-
ter Courtney Fiser (Michael)
of Glen; brothers Sherrell Rob-
erts (Barbara) of Bryceville
and Marcus Talmadge Roberts
(Ruth) of Jacksonville; sister
Juanita Jones (Harry) of Jack-
sonville; grandchildren Royce
Rhoden and Lauren Fiser.
The funeral service was held
at 11 am on June 27 at the First
Baptist Church of Macclenny
with Rev. Rick Voorhees of-
ficiating. Interment followed
in Bethlehem Baptist Church
Cemetery in Lake City. Arrange-
ments were by Giddens-Reed
Funeral Home, Baldwin.

Catherine Rhoden

diesJune 30th
Catherine Ethel. Rhoden, 62,
of Glen St. Mary died June 30,
2008. Ms. Rhoden was born in
Hanover, IL to the late August
Wiest and Lillian M. Jones Wi-
est on August 31, 1945. Cathy
was a life-long resident of
Baker County and attended the
Christian Fellowship Temple.
She loved spending time with
her family and was an amazing
cook. Her grandchildren were
her heart. She was predeceased
by her sons Michael Troy Rho-
den and Jamie Christopher Rho-
Survivors include her loving
husband of 47 years, David Rho-
den Sr.; children David Rhoden
Jr. (Sonja)' of Middleburg, Jeff
Rhoden (Shawn Roberts), Greg
Rhoden (Jennifer), Brenton Rho-
den, all of Macclenny; brothers
Fred Wiest (Shawn Gulley) of
Macclenny, John Wiest of Jack-
sonville, Richard Wiest (Irma)
of El Paso, TX, August Wiest
(Mary) of Sevierville, TN, Bill
Hartline, Glen St. Mary, Robert
Wiest ofAR; sisters Vickie Thick
(Gus) of Macclenny, Judy Parks
(Bobby) of MT, June Cheney of
El Paso, Marion Wiest (Dean) of
Lamotte, IA; 11 grandchildren
with one more due soon, and
one great-grandchild.
The funeral will be held
Thursday, July 3, at noon at V.
Todd Ferreira Funeral Service
Chapel with Pastor David Thom-
as officiating. Interment will
follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive friends
for visitation on Thursday, July
3 from 10:00 am noon at the
funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the fam-
ily requests that donations be
made to help with funeral costs.
An account has been set up in
the name of Cecilia Bennett
and David Rhoden at Mercan-
tile Bank located at 595 S. 6th
Street, Macclenny 32063 (904)

In Memory
Roy D. Brown
Only one year 'go today you
were called away. But in our
hearts and memories you will
always stay. When the memo-
ries aren't too much to bear,
we'll look in our hearts and you
will always be there.

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Macclenny, FL
Pastor Timr Cheshire
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Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
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Terrence Williams,

51, diesJune 28th
Terrence "Terry" Williams,
51, of Glen St. Mary died Satur-
day June 28, 2008. Mr. Williams
was born in Jacksonville on No-
vember 6, 1956 to Jerry A. Wil-
liams and the late Voncille Dop-
Son Melton.
He was a
of Baker
and a 1974
of Baker

ty High "i
School. He
was an avid Mr. Williams
Bulldog fan, loved the outdoors,
Nascar racing and attending the
Scottish Games in Morganton,
Mr. Williams worked for
W.W. Gay and owned and op-
erated his own handyman busi-
ness. He is predeceased by wife
Kimberly Raynor Williams and
his mother.
He is survived by father Jerry
A. (Barbara) Williams; daugh-
ter Jennifer (James) Manucy;
son Kyle R. Williams; grandson
Landen James Manucy; brothers
Stephen A. Williams and Mark
D. Williams; step-brother Mick-
ey (Carole) Gardner; step-sisters
Sandy McKinnon and Christy
(Steve) Booher; brother-in-law .
Bruce Raynor.
The funeral service was held
on July 1 at 7:00 pm in the cha-
pel of Ferreira Funeral Services
with Pastor Edsel Bone officiat-
ing. Memorials may be made to
the American Cancer Society or
Community Hospice of North-
east Florida. Arrangements were
under the direction of V. Todd
Ferreira Funeral Services.

Peggy Wiggins,
former resident
Peggy Melvine Wiggins, 63,
pf Adel, Ga. and formerly of
Macclenny, died Wednesday,
June 25, 2008 at South Georgia
Medical Center in Valdosta after
Lengthy illness.
Mrs. Wiggins was born Oc-
tober 15, 1944 to the late Leon
hnd Annie Lou Moore Baker.
She attended Mt. Zion Hope
Church and was a homemaker.
Survivors include daughter Pa-
mela Wiggins of Adel; brothers
Buddy, Mark, Darrell, Michael
Wayne and Keith Baker; sisters
Teresa Hierra, Martha Baker,
Louise (Charles) Baker, Eliza-
beth Baker, Marie Baker, Mary
JoAnn Baker, Sherry Baker,
Marcia Jane Baker, Mattie Mae
Moore, and Christine Moore;
granddaughter Christa Wiggins;
several nieces, nephews and
cousins; brother-in-law John
Williams of Macclenny.
Ms. Wiggins was preceded
in death by her husband Dan-
iel; brothers Carroll Baker and
Braxton Moore; sister Marzell
The funeral service was held
Saturday, June 28, 2008 at Pur-
vis Funeral Home in Adel with
Rev. Ted Graham officiating.
Interment .followed at Oakey
Grove Church Cemetery.

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The family of Johnny Dur-
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thank everyone for the love that
was shown to us during the loss
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Department, Baker County Fire
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of Macclenny Firefighters, and
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prayers that lifted our family.
And above all, thank you to our
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
and because of Him, in Johnny's
final hour, he gave his heart to
the Lord and we have the com-
fort of knowing that we will see
him again one day.


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In Loving Memory
Bonnie Payne

Even though a year has passed
since your death, each day and
every moment that goes by,
Dylan and I can't help but think
about you and the wonderful
memories we've made together.
Things happen in our everyday
life that we want to pick up the
phone to call, excited to tell
you, no matter how small, you
always wanted to hear about it.
It's hard for us to accept that
you were taken away from us
so soon, but we know thatit is
not our decision and Dylan is
happy that you are in Heaven
with Granny so she can see you
every day.
We both know you are in a bet-
ter place, but it still doesn't take
away the pain we feel every day
not having you here to talk to
and spend time with.
We realize only time and prayer
will get us through, but we miss
you dearly and love you with all
of our hearts.

In Memory of
Myron Paul Chiasson Sr.
July 5, 1940
September 15, 2005

You will be remembered when
the flowers bloom in spring,
and in the summertime remem-
bered in the fun that summer
You will be remembered when
fall brings leaves of gold.
In the wintertime remembered
in the stories that are told.
You will be remembered each
day right from the start.
For the memories thatwe all
once shared forever live within
our hearts.

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Week-long bible school mixes summer

activities with healthy dose of principles

BY KELLEY LANNIGAN girls competed in a fund-raiser expected and drenching storm
Press Staff by donating money to benefit suddenly canceled that plan. The
Kids and teachers at the First Samaritan House mission. The group settled for running the race
United Methodist Church of competition was designed with inside the building and hanging
Macclenny took a vi- out on the covered porch
carious trip to tropi- between the dining hall
cal Outrigger Island and sanctuary.
during their week of The covered porch of-
vacation Bible school fered a good view into
(VBS) June 22-27. the construction site
The week-long eve- where the church's new
ning program was sanctuary is currently be-
based on VBS teaching ing built. Because of the
resources that paral- ". amount of rain, one par-
leled the fictional Out- ; ent commented, "Maybe
rigger Island's ocean we should be building
imagery to Biblical an ark instead of a new
principles. sanctuary," which got a
A large volcano Silly hat girls from left: Gabbie Bunch, Bailee Turner, Shae Rob- big laugh from the other
complete with fog ma- inson and Blair Shadd. PHoo BY KELLEY LANNIGAN parents.

chine to create smoke
topk center stage in the church's
sanctuary. In the dining hall,
the stage was covered by a large
rock backdrop with a real wa-
terfall surrounded by boulders,
bamboo trees and tiki torches.
Monkeys swung from vines and
puffy cotton clouds hung over-
Wednesday evening's pro-
gram began with an hour of
songs such as "God is Real"
and "Wiki Wiki" (Hawaiian for
quickly, quickly). Songs were
sung with choreographed hand
gestures which kids and adults
enthusiastically performed.
After the evening meal, in
keeping with the program's
tropical theme, desert was a ba-
nana and cupcake with a paper
Wednesday was also silly
hat night and the variety of cre-
ations seemed to never end. Jest-
ers, cowboys, animals, birthday
cakes and balloons were just
some of the designs.
Bailee Turner's "skyscraper"
hats, which were stacked up on
her head and secured with one of
her dad's neckties, pretty much
stole the show. When asked if
it was heavy, she replied "Oh,
.During the week, boys and

a fun ulterior motive in mind. If
the boys out-gave the girls, Youth
Director Regina Chisholm was
to get whopped in the face with
a creme pie. If the girls out-gave
the boys, Pastor Tom Pope would
be the unlucky recipient.
The contest resulted in a tie:
Ms. Chisholm and Pastor Pope
had to smack each other in the
face with pie as the kids and par-
ents enjoyed the goofy spectacle;
$320 was raised for the mission
Among other activities tar-
geted toward VBS attendees was
dressing up in life vests, swim-
ming goggles and fins and run-
ning a relay race. Originally de-
signed to take place in the field
across from the church with
access to plastic pools of water
for splashing each other, an un-

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Sunday School 10:00 am
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pm
Pastor: Oral E. Lyons



CASE NO.: 02-2008-0037-CA
TO: Delinquent Taxpayer Receiving This Notice
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for
Validation of Tax Warrants issued for unpaid 2006,
Baker County Personal Proljerty Taxes has been
filed by Gene Harvey, Baker County Tax Collector,
in which you are named as a party for nonpay-
ment of 2006 Personal Property Taxes as assessed
against you. Upon ratification and confirmation of
the petition by the Court, the Tax Collector shall be
authorized to.issue a tax warrant against you, and
levy upon, seize and sell so much of your personal
property as necessary to satisfy the delinquent tax-
es, plus costs, interest, attorney's fees, and other
You are further notified that a Final Hearing will
be held in this matter on the 12th day of August, at
the Baker County Courthouse in Macclenny, Baker
County, Florida, at 1010 a.m. before the Honor-
able Mark W. Moseley, Circuit Judge, at which time
yoldoryour attorney r present your objections,
if any, to issuance of the Tax Warrant against you.
The amount,of the assessment or amount of taxes
levied have been paid or not.
A copy of the Petition filed herein may be ob-
tained at the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in
Macclenny, Baker County, Florida, upon request.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on
this 16th day of June, 2008.
c/o Doug Law
6166 Adams Rd.
Macclenny, FL 32063
Attn: Tax Dept.
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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that at the regular meet-
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Macclenny, Florida, the City of Macclenny will con-
sider the below ordinance for final reading:
Anyone having an interest in this ordinance is
invited to attend the meeting.

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Pitcher Jarrell Rodgers (seated) Also pictured, (standing from left) are Wildcat Head
Coach John Staples, Mr. Rodgers'father Darrell Rodgers, his mother Tammy Rodg-
ers and his brother Caleb Rogers.

Pitching ace signs to

Press Staff
Wildcat pitching stand,
Jarrell Rodgers signed with
Johns River Community Coll
last week at the home of BC
baseball coach John Staples.
Rodgers has led the Wilde
for four years with his strc
arm and good pitch control
will be joining three other 1
mer Baker County players on
Vikings roster.
Rodgers joins sophomore
infielders J.D. Milton, Ry
Powell and Matt Wilson on
SJRCC squad.
The former third team A
State pitcher holds the Wildc;
all-time pitching record a
should fit right into the sche
of coach Ross Jones.
Coach Jones, who will be

River CC

his second year coaching the Vi-
kings has an impressive resume,
one of the reasons Rodgers chose
SJRCC, according to Staples.
The coach spent six years.
playing in the minor leagues for
the Texas Rangers and Montreal
Expos. He's been an assistant
baseball coach for Vanderbilt
University, University of North
Florida and, most recently, the
University of.Florida.
Staples feels that St. Johns
will be a good fit for Rodgers,
who has been the Wildcat ace
for some time. The Vikings fin-
ished with a 28-25 season record
in 2008 and 9-15 in the Mid-
Florida Conference.
With some good fortune,
Rodgers could step right into the

Church league softball
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Press Staff
Taylor Church managed to hold off Souls Harbor Church in the
Macclenny Church Softball League Championship June 23.
This is the third straight year that the Taylor team has been pushed
to a final championship game and responded with a win. The eight-
team, double-elimination tournament provided outstanding competi-
tion and fellowship.
David Crews, president of the League, was pleased with anoth-
er great season. "It's a great opportunity for different churches and
members to fellowship with one another," said Mr. Crews.
Games are opened and closed with prayer by the team members
and teans have also selected all-stars for the first time.
Thirty-six all-stars will be divided into two teams for a game on
June 3 at 8:00 pm at the Macclenny field. The game will be nine
innings and will allow bunting and stealing every other inning.
Teams involved in this years season and tournament include:
Taylor Church, Souls Harbor Church of God, Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints, Christian Fellowship Temple, Maxville Baptist
Church, Sanderson Congregational Holiness Church, First Baptist
Church of Glen St. Mary and First Baptist Church of Macclenny.
Next years season begins in April. Come join the fun and fellow-

Troubled Jax school stays

on local football schedule

Press Staff
It's good to know that you can
count on some folks when you're
That's probably what Arling-
ton Country Day School is say-
ing right now about Baker Coun-
ty High School, as the Head
Football Coach Bobby Johns
has kept the Jacksonville team
on the schedule this year despite
pervasive fears of the school's
As the fall High School foot-
ball season approaches, the Ar-
lington Apaches are doing their
best to salvage their school, their
athletics and their season.
Coach Johns is betting they
make it and doing what he can
to help.
The coach has spoken with
Apaches Coach James Simms
and chosen to support his efforts
and assurances to keep the teams
scheduled game this season.
"Despite other coaching op-
portunities, Coach Simms has
decided to stay and move for-
ward with the Apache Football
program," said Coach Johns. "I
firmly believe they will play ball
this season."
While other teams have de-

cided to drop Arlington Day for
fear they may not make a game,
the Wildcats believe the Apach-
es are down but not out.
Bradford County Coach Steve
Hoard dropped the Apache's
from his schedule in the upcom-
ing season and replaced them
with Houston Christian Acad-
emy from Texas.
In other Wildcat football
notes, the booster club meeting
is set for July 9 at 6:30 pm in the
high school media center. The
public is welcome to attend.

Four youths selected to play

in national baseball tourney

Press Staff
Four Baker County youths
will be playing in a national
baseball tournament in Cooper-
stown, N.Y. during the week of
July 5th July 11th.
Dillon Crews, Trey Sapp and
Dalton Dyal, all members of the
local Baker Boyz Amateur Ath-
letic Union (AAU) team, will
join Grant Gregory on a dream
team originated in Jacksonville.
They will be playing for the
North Florida Hurricanes in a
winner-take-all, week-long tour-
nament in the 13-and-under di-
vision. Each team will be guar-
anteed to play in eight games.
Mr. Gregory is a player on the
Hurricanes and pointed team
coaches toward recruiting the
three other Baker County boys.
Mr. Crews, who plays short-
stop, says he is looking forward
to the trip and will play with no
expectations other than to try
and win.
Multi-position player Trey
Sapp believes in the importance
of playing as a team and said, "If
we keep our head straight, we
will do good."
Center fielder and second
baseman Mr. Dyal said the trip
is, "Going to be exciting," and is
hoping for the best.
The boys say their coach,
Mark Campbell, moves players
around to all positions at various

times during practice and they
believe he will have them ready
for the tournament.
Cooperstown is the home of
the National Baseball Hall of
Fame and Cooperstown Base-
ball World (CBW). CBW is the
only National Youth Tournament
Facility that is owned and oper-
ated by a Major League baseball
team, the Chicago White Sox.
The boys will compete
against teams from throughout
the nation as well as interna-
tional teams. They will take part
in a "Scouts Tryout," which con-
ducts the same skills tests used
in professional tryouts. A trip to

the Baseball Hall of Fame is also

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Press Staff
The Baker County Little
League Girls All-Stars won
their first
game in the
major divi-
sibn' "f 'the p" 1ttj
District 11
June 28 in
Macclenny. -
The team -.., ;~". :.-
of 11 and .~ .':-..
12 year
olds faced
a tough
in their
first test.
ruled early
in the con-
test and Baker County All-Sta
runs were guessing during the M
few. After
four innings
of play, the Baker County squad
had chiseled out a 4-0 lead. In
the fifth, the local girls showed
no mercy, exploding for a 10-0
The shut out pitching was
provided by Ashton Adkins and
Mackenzie Wingard.
Offensively, the team struck
two home runs from Genie
Taylor, a triple and a double by
Sidney Albino and two key hits
from Clara Harvey.
Both the major division team
(11 and 12 year olds) and the
minor division team (ages 9 and
10) were rained of their June 30
games, which were moved to
July 1.
That's when the 9- and
10-year-old girls lost to St.
Augustine in the final inning 9-
8, sending them to play July 2 in
the losers bracket.
The 11- and 12-year-old girls,
however; beat St. Augustine 12-

8 with Branda Jarvis hitting a
home run. They are finished
until the tournament champion-
ship July 3 at 7:00 pm.
On the boys side, two local'

rs pitcher Ashton Adkins keeps Callahan
major Team game June 28.
All-Star teams were pitted
against one another the evening
of June 24 in the boys 9- and
10-year-old division of the tour-
nament, with the older group
Coached by Andy Yeager secur-
ing victory.
Yeager's 10-year-old boys
beat Callahan 6-2 four days
before, but lost a heartbreaker to
Navy Ortega 3-2 the following
morning, June 21. That forced
the elimination game with the
younger Baker County all-star
team of 9 and 10 year olds.
The older team faced Yulee
July 1, but results were not
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Yamaha R6, 2007, blue, sliver and
black, 11,000 miles, medium and large
matching helmets, $7500 OBO. 904-
401-5976. 7/3p
2-3' rabbit eye blueberry plants $3.50-
$4 each, quantity discount. Fruit trees,
all types $15, pomegranate, persim-
mons, plum, peach, apple, grape vine
$5, and much more. 904-845-2686
Hilliard. 4/24-7/3p
Two Super Star CB's and two power
boosters. 275-2069. 7/3p
Green peanuts for sale Valencia $30 a
bushel, 386-752-3434. 7/3-7/31p p
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
2002 J16 Carolina Skiff 40 hp. Yama-
ha, center console, fish finder, 55 lb.
thrust Minn-kota trolling motor, live
well, bilge pump, barely used, garage
kept with cover, $5,000 OBO. 259-2900
or 591-2640. 7/3c
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs, very
ornate, fluted legs, rare; half round foyer
console. All pieces are mahogany wood.
Southern Charm. 259-4140. 2/3tfc
Ford 3600 diesel tractor $4700. Call
259-3611 leave message. 7/3p
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
Yanmar YM 2000 tractor, 3 point hitch,
24 horsepower, 2 cylinder diesel, 2
wheel drive, good condition $2,500.
Kubota L2320 tractor, 3 point hitch, 23
horsepower, 3 cylinder diesel, excellent
condition, 4 wheel drive, power steer-
ing $5,000. Isuzu NPR flat bed truck,
1 ton dual wheel, diesel, 1989 model,
120,000 miles, automatic transmission,
good condition except water pump
leaks and must be replaced $3,000.
Two axle equipment trailer, needs light
rewired $500, will haul the above trac-
tor. Farmall 656 for parts only. Old
model tractor, 6 cylinder diesel, does
not run $600. Turn plow $300, disc har-
rows $400, bush hog $400. Equipment
is located in Olustee. Please call my cell
at 904-318-7714. 6/26-7/24p
18,000 BTU A/C, runs good. Call 397-
0049. 7/3p
Fresh from Truluck farms acre peas,
unshelled bushel $17, shelled $20, pick
up in Macclenny. 259-2055. 7/3-7/17c

Want to save gas, share a ride. If you
work in Jacksonville or Lake City and
interested in carpooling, get in touch.

1992 Nissan Stanza, low miles on fac-
tory 4 cylinder engine and transmis-
sion, cold air $1,800. 571-0913. 7/3p
1997 Honda CRV one owner, runs
great, high mileage, 30 mpg, $2400.
524-2614. 6/5tfc
2000 Chevy 4x4, extended cab, four
door, looks good, runs good, well
maintained, high miles, $6,000 OBO.
259-2900 or 591-2640. 7/3c

Charlton VNS has an opening for a full-
time registered nurse for the Charlton
County area. Great benefit package. Call
Amanda Anderson to set up an inter-
view 1-800-446-9116. 12/6tfc
Heavy duty diesel mechanic needed,
3-11 pm and 11 pm -7 am Apply TA
Travelcenter in Baldwin, 1024 US 301
S., Baldwin or call Mark at 904-266-
4281 ext. 22.. 5/22tfc

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Local home care agency seeking PRN,
RN, OT and a full-time PT. Please call
259-3111 for more information.

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Pampered Chef Consultant. Interested
in hosting a cooking show or a catalog
party? Great specials in July! Contact
Jennifer Royal 838-7257, jen7893@
aol.com 7/3-7/17p
Older? Need help cleaning house,
shopping, running errands, or just need
a companion? CPR and first aid certi-
fied, pay negotiable. Ask for Lori 653-
2066 block 1234. 6/26-7/3p
Hunting lease, local still hunt club may
have openings for next season. Call
Mike 923-0033. 7/3p
Do you have a junk car or truck to sell
or haul off. Call 259-7968. 1/lOtfc
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. 2/13tfc

Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
Black lab with papers, four years old
$200, loves people, needs attention.
259-9548. 7/3p
Bulldog puppies, four months old $25.
653-1176. 7/3p
Beagle pups, tri-color, wormed and
shots $150. 289-9237. 6/26-7/3p
Border Collie puppies, all registered
and have health certificates $300. 259-
4117. 7/3p4
Feeder pigs, grain fed. York, Hamp,
Poland-China cross, $40. Crimson
sweet watermelons $4. 259-7071.7/3p
Chihuahua puppy, nine week old male,
rare brindle $250. 904-674-9729.7/3p

Reward! female cat, spayed, de-clawed,
brown/black tabby. Red collar with red
heart ID tag. Cat fled from 1-10 accident
near mile 334 on Wednesday, June 25,
10:00 am. Call 904-364-8885.

Local Sporting Goods store, fishing
and hunting equipment, guns and bow
pro-shop. Established 18 years. Call
Terry 904-327-3818. 7/3p

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Small plant nursery needs help pick-
ing, weeding, harvesting and weighing
vegetables and herbs. Knowledge of
herbs helpful, attention to detail neces-
sary. 259-3240. 7/3p
Accepting Applications The Baker
County Board of Commissioners will be
accepting applications until 12:00 pm
on July 9, 2008 for one (1) temporary
position with the Baker County Road
Department. Must have Class B-CDL
license with a good driving record and
road construction experience is a plus.
You may pick up applications at the
County Administration Offices located
at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny,
FL 32063. The Baker County Board of
Commissioners reserves the right to
reject any and all applications.
Hairstylist wanted at Cuts N' Stuff
Beauty Salon in Glen St. Mary. 259-
6735. 6/Stfc
Experienced A/C and duct installers
must be dependable and have drivers
license. 259-8038. 6/26-7/3p
Property Manager, part-time, section
eight experience required, good pay
and benefits. Fax resume 259-8950 or
email ram380@comcast.net 5/22tfc
Announcers, cashiers, host-sales. Full
and part-time positions available now at
WJXR 92.1 FM, the fun place to work!
Must be over 18 with car and we train.
Call now 259-92FM. EOE 7/3p

4/1 Otfc

Macclenny land home package, new
1579 SF 3 BR, 2 BA, deluxe kitchen
appliances, island, lots of cabinets,
formal dining and more on 1.5 shaded
acres on the St. Mary's River. Was
$135,000 reduced to $120,000. 259-
8028. 6/26-7/17c
3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1576 SF heat-
ed on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all electric
appliances, $190,000. Please call 813-
1580. (21GFO). 3/1 Otfc
Own land? Use the equity. Your land
equity can be your down payment when
building. Ask how. Call 1-800-879-
3132. License #FLCRC-057112.4/1 Otfc
S9.39 acres 1 mile north of Sanderson
on CR 229.'$103,500. Owner financing
available. 904-813-1580. 1/10tfc
SReducedforquicksale, Otis Yarborough
Rd. New 2080 SF 3 BR, 2 BA brick
home with one acre land. Appraised at
$203,000, will sell for $189,500. Call
Homes by Gray, day 259-6546, evening
259-4602 or 759-3818. 6/19tfc
4 BR, 2 BA brick home with 1876 SF
heated on acre in Macclenny, all elec-
tric appliances, $210,000. 813-1580
(18GFO). 4/1 Otfc
You wanted to sell, now you need to
sell. I buy Baker County houses any
condition, any price. Privacy guaran-
teed. 904-219-0480. 1/17tfc
4 BR, 2/2 BA, all brick home on one
acre 3000 + SF, detached'garage, hard-
wood floors throughout, built-in enter-
tainment center, separate, large dining
room, front and back porches, nicely
landscaped. 591-7418 or 259-6244.
7/3-7/1 Op
4/2/2 with huge great room 1682 sf
with designer kitchen, covered rear
porch, high ceilings. Must see master
bath. From $145,000 built on your lot.
Call 1-800-879-3132. License #FLCRC-
057112. 4/10tfc
3 BR, 2 BA brick home with 1721 SF
heated on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all
electric appliances, $180,000. Call 813-
1580 (8WE). 5/1 Otfc


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H Friday 9:00 am-? 121 S. /2 mile past Burger King on
left, Sylvester Manning Rd. 370-4457. Name brand.
AL/ LE clothes and shoes, adult and children, tools of all
kind, riding lawn mowers need minor work, weed
eater, camping equipment, bird cage, fish aquarium,
TV and DVD's, house deocr, too much too list. Four
families, rain cancels.

SFriday & Saturday 8:00-2:00 pm, Copper Creek Hills, 6110 Copper
Drive, in the back. Misc. household items and decor, mens, ladies,
teen girls and boys clothing.
SSaturday 7:30 am-?, 253 E. Minnesota Ave. Honda 400 four wheel-
Ser, restaurant style high chairs. fish tank, women/men/kid clothing,
household items.
Saturday 8:00 am-noon, Woodlawn Rd. to Dupree Rd. then turn left
on Larimer, follow signs. Girls clothes, toys, household items and
more. Several families
Saturday 7:30 am-?, 718 Long Drive. Multi family "
Saturday 8:00 am-?, Behind the store on Woodlawn.
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1/2 acre in Macclenny with mobile home,
as is, $1500 down payment. Owner
financing. 904-813-1580. 6/5tfc
3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash discount. 912-
843-8118. 2/22tfc
140 acres, one mile, road frontage,
$6,000 per acre. 259-8028. 6/26-7/17c
acre on Estate Street at entrance
to Maccleriny II, $49,900. Guaranteed
financing with 10% down. 904-219-
0480. 2/7tfc
FSBO. CopperCreek Hills, Unit I11,2 large
lot $65,000 each, 1 lot @ $55,000. Owner
financing available. 904-813-1580.
Macclenny sweet spacious 4 BR, 2 BA
house, best offer over $100,000. 259-
3961.. 6/26-7/3p .

3 BR, 2 BA double wide mobile home,
big yard, in good area, 1/4 mile to 1-10,
$750/month, $750 deposit. 259-2900
or 591-2640. 7/3c
14x70 in Macclenny with central H/A,
all appliances, all electric, clean and
new carpet, $600/month, $600 deposit
plus first and last month's rent. No pets.
259-6966. 7/3c
3 BR, 1 BA home on acre lot in
Sanderson, all electric appliances, vinyl
flooring, $750 security deposit, $750/
month. No indoor pets. 259-3343.
2 BR, 2 BA home on 1 1/3 acres, fenced
in yard $750/month, $750 deposit. Five
miles north of Macclenny. 912-312-
0016. 6/19-7/3p

4 BR, 2 BA double wide, one acre of
land near city limits, $650 deposit,
$850/month. 219-8089. 7/3p
3 BR, 2 BA Copper Creek, $1350/
month, first and last, and $500 deposit.
482-7709 ar 386-454-3456. 6/26-7/3p
Country charm with city comforts, 3
BR, 2 BA, fireplace, -close to schools,
$850/month with security: Call 465-
3841. 7/3-7/10p
Prices are low, build new and save
money over renting. Call 1-800-879-
3132. License #FLCRC-057112.4/1 Otfc
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, very nice and
clean, Glen area, $650/month, first and
last, $500 security deposit, no pets.
259-2121. 6/26tfc
3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes, no pets,
garbage pickup, water & yard mowing
provided, $385-$585. 912-843-8118.

Large 1 BR apartment eight miles
north of macclenny, $600/month, $600
deposit, utilities and yard maintenance
included. 259-6426. 7/3-7/1 Op
Lovely country home, 3,BR, 1 BA
with five acres, south of Sanderson,
outside pets welcome, no smoking
$975/month, $975 deposit. 904-626-
8359 or 275-2680. 6/26-7/3p
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home $550/month,
1 BR, 1 BA apartment $450/month.
904-334-1902 or 874-3361. 7/3p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, furnished
with fenced yard, near 228 and 1-10
$900 deposit, $900/month. 545-8316.
Fire your landlord, build new. Your
payments could be lower than rent.
Call 1-800-879-3132. License #FLCRC-
057112. 4/10tfc
, 2 BR,1 BA mobile home,.centralJllA,
no pets, $565/month, first, last plus
$300 deposit. Includes water, lawn ser-
vice and trash. 259-7335. 6/12tfc
3 BR, 1 BA house in the country. No
pets, $600/month, $500 deposit. 275-
2865 or 923-2191. .6/19-7/10p

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Position # 150942
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implementation of student database
information and updates; assumes
responsibilities of Registrar in the
absence of the Registrar; works with
Registrar to ensure daily operation of
office is effective in meeting needs of
the college and students; graduation
clearance; transcript evaluation and
transfer equivalencies; registering
students; preparation of reports; assists
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Notice to Readers
All real estate advertising ip this newspaper
is subject to the Fair Housing Act which
makes it illegal to advertise "any preference,
limitation or discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap, familiar status,
or national origin, or an intention, to make
any such preference, limitation or discrimi-
nation." Familial status includes children
..under the agerof 18 giving with parents or
legjl custodians, pregnant women and peo-
ple.securing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly accept
any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal oppor-
tunity basis. To complain of discrimination,
call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The
toll free telephone number for the impaired
is 1-800-927-9275.
One acre on Steelbridge Road $20,000,
owner financing with 20% down. 904-
334-3361. 7/3-7/1O0p
All brick 2306 SF 4 BR, 2 BA,
$2-59,900 in Copper Creek. Open floor
plan, 16' master closet, irrigation sys-
tem, huge attic storage, Olhausen pool
table, and much more. Call 904-860-
8881 for appointment. 6/26-7/24p
Designed for compact living, if you
want an open compact home, we can
build it on your lot. Call 1-800-879-
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2 BR, 1 BA duplex apartment with cen-
tral H/A, recently remodeled with large
back yard. Security deposit $650 and
$650/month. No inside pets. Please call
259-3343. 6/26tfc
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no pets,
$500-$575 plus deposit. 904-860-4604.
3 BR, 2 BA on four acres, $600/month
plus first and last month's rent. 275-
2416. 7/3p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, carpet and
vinyl flooring with garden tub, on .50
acre lot in Sanderson. All electric appli-
ances $800 security deposit, $800/
month. Please call 259-3343. 6/29tfc
Five acre lot with well, septic tank and
light pole in Georgia off Hwy. 185, 15
minutes from Macclenny, $300/month.
275-2416. 7/3p
3 BR,-1 BA brick house on large lot,
great country setting in Sanderson,
$775/month plus deposit and last
month's rent. Call 859-3026. 7/3tfc

Best location in town, 1300 SF prime
US 90 frontage, great parking, $850/
month. 904-540-4450. 7/3p

"2008" 28x56, 3 BR, 2 BA Fleetwood,
upgraded kitchen package, walk-in. pantry,
crown molding, only $38,900. 259-8028.
Must sell 16x80 3 BR, 2 BA, only $15,900.
783-4619. 6/26-7/3c
New "2009" 4 BR, 2 BA, 2280 SF, sliding
glass door, side by side refrigerator, dish-
washer, furniture and decor, $61,900. 259-
Must sacrifice 4 BR, 2 BA. Will move for
free, only $36,900. 783-4619. 6/26-7/3c
1999 32x80 Skyline, 4 BR, 2 BA $49,000.
Must be moved! 259-8000. Call anytime.

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1325 Cassat Avenue

COME ON DOWN MLS# 423992 If brick is what
you desire then you will meet those desires in this
lovely 5/3 brick, includes mother-in-law suite,
plenty of storage, partially fenced property, 1
horse per acre & more! $789,000
QUALITY & STYLE MLS# 418571 Seller will pay
up to $5,000 in Closing Costs, all brick 3/2 home;
1.1 acres, spacious floor plan, formal dining sep/
brkfst area, Brazilian wood floors, stainless steel
appliances & so much more! $267,500
SURE TO PLEASE MLS# 430342 Custom design
throughout; crown molding, Wayne's coding,
high ceilings, glamour master bath, 42"cabinets,
panoramic view of covered porch, 2-story & so
much more! $278,000
LET IT RAIN! MLS# 336373 All this rain is
excellent for this lush .90acres of Macclenny
vacant land, perfect for new development, corner
lot, and property can be subdivided. $115,000
Cleared 28.54acre vacant land, zoned 2 home per
7.5acres, enough for home, horses and cows. Call
office for more info. $415,000
MLS#434378 Betheproud ownersofoneofthese
vacant lands of .26acres, ready for your dream
home or gorgeous community. $59,900
renting and buy this vacant land of .30acres; great
new home site in Macclenny. $59,900
this great adventure of 4/3 2,286sf, sturdy pre-
stressed concrete construction home features:
Pergo floors, cozy fireplace, 2 master suites &
more! $209,900
A HOLE IN ONE MLS# 432958 What feeling
when you've found a great buy; 4/1.5ba 1,303sf,
cute brick home, pretty landscaping, large fenced
back yard, insulated windows & an excellent price!


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YOUR SEARCH HAS ENDED MLS# 426154 Do not miss
the time to buy this 3/2 1,769sf Baker home; features wood
floors, all brick, Jacuzzi, enclosed porch, open front porch,
fenced yard & more. $189,900
ANOTHER SUCCESS STORY MLS# 409742 That is how you
will feel when you buy this spectacular 2006 brand new brick
colonial home w/approx 2900sf; 4/3, additional detached
30X40 3-car garage & 2 acres. $475,000
COME ON DOWN! MLS# 427473 Overlooking a man made
preserve, enjoy this wonderful stucco home; 4/2 2,424sf,
open floor plan, kitchen upgraded cabinets, beveled edge
countertops & more. $229,000
GEE GOLLY MOLLY! MLS# 418999 Country Estate 25 min.
from Jax, 10 acres, pond, in-ground pool, separate Guest
Cottage, additional 3 car garage, landscaped beautifully, 2
fireplaces, wet bar, covered front & back porches, Pecan trees
and stoked fish pond. $745,000
onto this46.17acre piece in Glen St. Mary. $330,000
PAVED ROAD MLS# 436748 322' paved road frontage, 11
great acres w/tons of potential, build your house or put a
mobile home on it. Your choice. $150,000
place to make your own; great bungalow, 2/11,091sf, new
vinyl siding & porches, 2 story, corner lot, just over 1 acre &
more! $90,000
LEAVE THE CITY BEHIND MLS# 398092 See your new
beginnings in this 7.50 acres, peace and quiet, zoned for
mobile homes or houses. $89,700 need we say more?

1395 Chaffee Road

iouth, Jacksonville


YOU WANT ROOMS? MLS# 404867 How about this? 6
bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 acre and approx. 3,001sf. Used to
be a church, has commercial kitchen, indoor utility room &
storage sheds outside. $199,000
SANDERSON, FL MLS# 397003 Ideal commercial property
in interstate, property can be purchased for the-asking price
orfirst parcel at $2,75sf. Seller will also consider build to site.
Call for more info $3,500,000
13 PRIVATE & SECLUDED ACRES MLS# 395748 Gorgeous
area minutes from interstate & shopping, approx 4 acres
cleared w/pump, well & septic and power installed. Ready?
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, July 3, 2008 Page 15

about grounds...

BY KELLEY LANNIGAN in one day a sign that read
Press Staff Grounds for your Garden," he
Doug Wilds is "wild" about said. "It turned out to be the an-
Starbucks Coffee and partakes swer to my yard problems."
of their dark roast beverage ev- The Grounds for your Garden
ery day. Not only does he love program is just one of the many
'the taste, he especially loves community and conservation
what it does for his grass. projects the Starbucks Coffee
Grass? company is involved in. Envi-
SThat's right. It seems the nitro- ronmental responsibility has tak-
gen contained in coffee grounds en on an important role and has
provides an ingredient loved by become one of six guiding prin-
growing grass and other plants
as well.
Mr. Wilds, who moved into
the Cypress Point neighbor- f" "P
,hood in northeast Macclenny a
year and a half ago, soon found *
;himself faced with quite a chal-
lenge when it came to efforts to
landscape his yard.
S"This area was originally
swampland," he said. "There
,are three retention ponds in the
,development and that excavated
goil was used to cap off the land
before constructing houses."
SUnfortunately, that dirt was
poor of quality and consisted .
predominately of clay and lime
,rock. When conditions are dry, it "".
becomess like concrete. On rare
,occasions when it does get satu-
;ated, it turns to a slushy mush.
-Because of those extremes, the
ground doesn't perk well.
After laying down sod in such
Conditions, getting a lawn estab-
fished and other plants to pros-
;per has been an on-going battle.
SMr. Wilds went to great
lengths to get water into the soil
for his grass and even tried drill-
ing holes.
"Me and my kids would get
,out here with hand drills fitted '
With masonry bits and try to aer-
rate the soil so we could pour wa-
ter in the holes," he said.
' Certain areas of the lawn sim- Mr. Wilds, assisted by family pet
ply turned brown, no matter what
:he did. Drilling in those spots
brought up limerock and dirt so ciples
nutrient deficient it couldn't sus- of the company's mission state-
:liinuch of anything, ,- ent.
-. '.-was during one of his-mompn- .'-- A group of employees started
Oig visits to Starbucks in Mac- the grounds recycling program
elenny that Mr. Wilds stumbled nine years ago in response to
'pon a solution to his grass im- constant requests by garden-
'gasse. ers for the leftover grounds.
S"There it was when I walked Grounds for your Garden is now

iJune land transaction
F' The following land transac- CLUB ESTATES PB-2 PG-49 LOT 7
frons were recorded in the Baker BLOCK 3, $0
countyy courthouse in May and Barton, Dolphus E to Mcginnis,
Gary E Ii in,$170,000
earlyy June. Values are derived Stafford, Kathy Lto Staten, Fotch
1rrom documentary stamps. Many in 35-2S-21E, $10
descriptions are by S(ection) Thomas, Jerry W to Quick N
X(ownship) R(ange). If acreage Handy Inc in 30-2S-22E, $10
r price are not listed, Lee, Neil Inc to Quick N Handy
price are not listed, none were Inc in 30-2S-22E, $10
*dicated in the documents. Lee, Neil Inc to Quick N Handy
, .. ---Inc in 30-2S-22E, $10
Terrapointe LLC to G F Florida Yarbrough, John WtoYarbrough,
Sanctuary LLC in 31-1S-22E, John W in 33-1S-21E, $10
'738,500 Fletcher, James W to Fletcher,
:I Rayonier Inc to G F Florida James WintoWNOFMACCLENNY
,sanctuary LLC in 31-1S-22E, $10 LOT 4 BK 71, $0
: Shadd, John Allen to Harvey, Andrews, Clyde to Andrews,
lonald E in 33-1N-21E, $15,000 Deitra in 6-2S-22E, $10
: Staggers, Chris R to Staggers, Cypress Pointe Of Macclenny
'thristina L in RIVER OAKS EST LLC to Maronda Homes Inc Of
FLOT 36,37, $10 Florida in CYPRESS POINTE UNIT
'y Dedmon, R John to Anderson, 2 LOT 91,94,95 98, $126,000
"lanyaD intoWNOFMACCLENNY Sodek, Ryan S to Hathcox,
EOT 8,5 BK 56, $135,000 Michael A in CYPRESS POINTE
Mobley, Jerrell W Jr to Roberts, UNIT 1 LOT 68, $184,000
James C in MACCLENNYII UNIT Gordons Incorporated to Davis
;3LOT 21 BK B, $350,000 And David Enterprises Inc in 30-2S-
-g Foster, Robert D to Wilkinson, 22E, $330,000
ChapI in toWN OF GLEN ST Gordons Incorporated to
MARY LOT 9 BK 45,' $165,000 Davis And Davis Enterprises Inc
S, Rosenstone, Gary A to Combs, in OSTEEN SUB UNIT 2 LOT
)elores Virginia in COPPER 1,2,3,4,5,6,, $420,000
CREEK HILLS UNIT II LOT 12, Scott, Oliver Bruce to Hall, Larry
W92,500 A in 16-1S-21E, $144,000
S. Combs, Delores Virginia to Yellow Water Pines Inc to T S
:f(ombs, Delores Virginia in COPPER Funding Inc in DEERFIELD SUB
^REEK HILLS UNIT II LOT 12, LOT 21 BK 3, $36,000
0 Penrod, Virgil to Penrod, Marilyn
: Rhoden, George W to Rhoden, in 36-2S-21E, $10
.George Bryan in DEERWOOD EST Norton, John C to Norton, John
y Rhoden, George W to Rhoden, TWO LOT 7 BK 1, $10
george Bryan in 31-2S-22E, $10 Zong, Donald E to Hayes, Cecil
Rhoden, George E to Rhoden, in WHISPERING PINES LOT 6,
(.eorge Bryan in 7-3S-22E, $10 $215,000
y Tulley, Donna to G.F. Florida Roberts, Janice D to Fiser,
'Sanctuary in, $170,000 Courtney R in RIVER OAKS EST
.: Woodington, William E to LOT 6, $10
Phomas, Sylvester in, $10 Dugger, Sandra J to Hodges,
, Caracofe, Leonard L to Caracofe, Timothy W in $10
Eeonard Malcom in COUNTRY


offered in Starbucks locations
nationwide to customers on a
first come, first served basis.
Mr. Wilds has had great suc-
cess in using the free organic
fertilizer and stops by-nearly ev-
ery day to collect as many as 40
pounds of grounds. He pours it
on his grass and rakes it in. He
mixes it into the contents of the
compost heap he started early in

t Mdnight, adds grout( to ls iasm n

spring, then adds the grounds-
rich compost mixture into newly
tilled soil-to condition it. The
acid in the grounds helps to nat-
urally break down the soil.
"Everywhere I use it there
is great improvement," he says.
"I'm not saturating the environ-
ment with harsh chemical fertil-
izer, it's free and using it this way
keeps it out of the landfills."
The natural solution of coffee
grounds as grass fertilizer and

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soil conditioner has prompted
Mr. Wilds to adapt other more
environmentally-friendly solu-
tions to lawn and garden care.
He now follows the organi-
cally friendly advice of master
gardener and Public Television
show host Jerry Baker who
recommends "tonics" such as
tobacco tea and dish washing
liquid spray to naturally control
pests on garden plants.
"Many dish washing liquids,
such as Dawn, are biodegrad-
able. It doesn't harm the plants
or the ground and helps con-
trol many mildews and aphids
that are problematic," said Mr.
Using water laced with Dawn
also affects the surface tension
of soil, causing it to be more
conducive to absorbing water.
He has also become a paper
recycler and uses the shredded
material under his mulch to help
retain water and cut down on
"I shred all my bill's, my
phone books and newspapers.
The paper breaks down naturally
and helps supplement an already
poor quality soil," he said.
He advises against using
slick, printed paper like color
Inserts because of the chemicals
in the ink.
Rain water is also utilized. He
Places 20-gallon drums below
the eaves of his roof to capture
rainwater for his potted plants.
"I also bring in worms, like
red wigglers, which love coffee
grounds. Healthy soil always has
worms. Their burrowing aerates
the soil and their castings are
Natural fertilizer," he said.
S With five children at home
who run around barefoot, Mr.
3AN Wilds says the last thing he
wants is to load up his lawn with
chemicals that could potentially
pass through skin and cause un-
foreseen health problems down
the road.
T..he grass and the beautiful
flowers in his yard attest to the
success of his more natural ap-
proaches. And there is another
pleasant benefit the smell.
"You know what fertilizer
smells like," he says. "My yard
smells like freshly brewed cof-
fee. My neighbors seem to like
it, too."

By Renee' L. Gore
Baker County 4-H Agent
The Baker County Fair Asso-
ciation held its annual weigh-in
for Baker County 4-H and Baker
High School FFA youth live-
stock swine and steer projects
last weekend.
Saturday afternoon amid
thunder showers and afternoon
rains, volunteers weighed in 68
hogs ranging in weight from 50
to 94 pounds. The next after-
noon saw better weather as the
parents and volunteers weighed
in 22,steers with weights rang-
ing from 540 to 1100 pounds.
The youths are raising the
animals to show at the Baker
County Fair in October. Some
of the animals are home-bred,
others have been purchased.
The members will learn more
about handling, feeding, groom-
ing and showing their animals
at 4-H club meetings or their
FFA classes at school. At fair
time, animals will be weighed
in again as they arrive.
Entrants will show their ani-
mals in classes where they are
judged for their conformation
and quality as a finished mar-
ket animal. They will then par-
ticipate in showmanship classes
to demonstrate what they have
learned in handling their stock

and presenting the animal for
show to the judge. During the
year, members have the opportu-
nity to do demonstrations show-
ing what they are learning with
their projects, and some will
enter also in the Nassau County
Fair, Jacksonville Fair and the
Florida State Fair.
The market animals are then
auctioned off. The public is in-
vited to purchase an animal at
the auction to have farm-raised
beef or pork to stock in the
freezer. There are several ways
to go about getting involved in
purchasing at this auction: con-
tact a 4-H member in the project
for an invitation to the sale and
offer to bid on their animal, or
contact the FFA chapter at the
Baker High. .
Get in touch with Greg John-
son -there, or the 4-H" offic&.
Most youth save a portion of the
proceeds of their sale for future
education and use a portion to fi-
nance their livestock project for
the following year. Many par-
ticipate in the project year after
year through high school.
For more information contact
Baker County 4-H, Renee' L.
Gore 4-H Agent, Baker County
at 904,259-3520, email jrgore@
ufl.edu or on the web at http://

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Weighing complete for

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