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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: 7/10/2008
Frequency: weekly
regular
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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 )
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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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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


Paid circulation leader Winner of1 4 sate awards or; journalism excellence in 2007

79th Year, Vol. 11 Thursday, July 10, 2008 Macclenny, Florida 500


BCMSis


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school; 'C


forBCHS

Baker County public schools
got some encouraging news on
July 8 when the state released
its annual school grades on
student performance, the high
point being that Baker County
High School pulled itself up
from a D rating to C.
Baker County Middle School
kept its A rating for the second
year, based on student perfdr-
mance on math, reading and
writing tests. The brightest spot
was the latter, with 90 percent
of middle school FCAT scores
meeting the highest standards
set by the Florida Department
of Education.
"We couldn't be more
pleased," commented BCMS
principal David Davis. "This
is a testimony to the effort and
dedication of the student body
and our teachers alike. Getting

(See page 6)


12 years


for 2 sex


offenses
A circuit judge sent a Mac-
clenny man to prison for a
dozen years this week after
he pleaded no contest to two
counts each of sexual battery
and lewd and lascivious assault
on two females less than 16
years old.
Rich-
ard J.
Youst, 49,
had origi-
nallybeen
charged
when he
was ar-
rested in
May of il
last year
with eight Mr. Youst
counts,
three of them involving a 14-
year-old and five involving a
12-year-old.
Judge Phyllis Rosier also or-
dered on July 7 that Mr. Youst
serve eight years on sex of-
fender probation once he is
released. She also adjudicated
him guilty.
The case was brought to
the attention of sheriff's de-
partment investigators when
the mother of one of the girls'
friends learned of the allega-
tions. The victims plus a 17-
year-old sister are the daughters
(See page 2)


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deadlines. Joel
By August 1 the Bak-
er County Commission Addington
must declare a property Press Staff
tax rate, also called a
millage rate, so the tax
collector can begin sending out this year's tax
estimates and the county can finalize its 2008-
2009 budget by September 22.
Commissioners could lower the rate but
not raise it said County Manager Joe Cone,
adding he doesn't expect the rate to change very
The county's current millage rate 7.43 n


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$829 million
Revenue generated by property taxes
$6.1 million

2008 Total taxable value of property
$764 million
Revenue generated by property taxes
$5.6 million
Note: Rei enues are 'P3sed ,,n u me rus.hn Sjhpr C,.'unrt i Cmmr"i,- tl
raie ot $7 .- per 43 IuII) I- 11 13ti [pro'.perr iajlue
much. the 2007-2008 fiscal year means f
nills for taxable property value, homeowners


Neil O 'Donnell displays a cluster of grapes.
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN


Prescription overdoses are killing


here at increased pace; 12 since 06


About two and half years ago, the body of a 36-
year-old Macclenny man was found dead, slumped
over a table. His roommate told police the night
before the man had been
drinking alcohol and taking
drugs until 4:00 am, includ- By
ing cocaine and at least five Joel
different prescription drugs.
Such deaths from Addington
what medical examiners call
"mixed-drug intoxication" Press Staff
- have become increasingly
common in Baker County in recent years.
Three persons died in 2006, five in 2007, and
in just the first half of 2008, four people have died
from prescription drug abuse.
"We're on track to beat 2007," said Baker Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office (BSCO) Investigator James
Nickles.
A study released in June from the Florida Medi-
cal Examiners Commission found that prescription
drugs contributed to three times as many deaths
statewide last year as all the deaths from illicit
drugs like cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin
combined.
The report looked at roughly 179,000 deaths
statewide, 989 caused by illicit drugs, but brand-


name prescription drugs like Vicodin and Oxy-
Contin caused 2,328.
Sgt. Steve Harvey, another BCSO investigator,
said widespread abuse of prescription
drugs began to emerge in 2006 and
has now become "routine."
"That's when we actually started
seeing it and saying, 'There's some-
thing going on here,'" he said. "Alco-
hol itself is not a toxic chemical, What
it does is make the other [prescription
drugs] toxic."
According to BCSO,
in 2006 local police f s -
took 1506 pills off the
streets worth more than
$30,000. The following
year, the department con-
fiscated 1010 pills val-
ued at $20,200. So far in
2008, 218 pills have been
seized worth $4,360.
Stiff sentences for
those trafficking in ille-
gal prescription drugs has
become just as normal.
(See page 2)


in county millage

home with a taxable value of $150,000,
for instance, would pay $1114 in property
taxes.
The value of all taxable property in the
County in 2007 totaled about $829 mil-
lion, giving county coffers roughly $6.1
million in property taxes.
The county's millage rate is also only a
portion of a resident's total tax bill. Other
taxing authorities such as the Baker
County Hospital Authority, the school
district, the health department and Fine
and Forfeitures that pay for the court sys-
tem, sheriff's office and dispatch levy
for every $1000 of the remaining taxes.


will pay $7.43. A


(See page 2)
(See page 2)


County's first



U-pick vineyard

Owners eye Labor Day opening
It's an early sumner evening and Neil O'Donnell is out in his vineyard. Wear-
ing a straw hat and leather work belt filled with small hand tools, he moves along
the rows of vines as he inspects developing clusters, snips off dead canes, adjusts
the drip-o-meter setting or secures a section of irrigation hose. He wipes a little
sweat from his forehead.
"There's always something to be done," he declares.
Varieties of scuppernong and muscadine grapes such as
By Cowart, Carlos and Fry trail along the numerous rows that
line the property. This is Grape Expectations Vineyard's
Kelley third year of existence. The U-pick vineyard is scheduled to
Officially open to the public on the 2008 Labor Day week-
Lannigan end.
Press Staff Mr. O'Donnell began growing grapes in his backyard in
Atlanta as a hobby in the early 1980s, because the aspiring
gardener had crummy luck with tomatoes.
"I couldn't get a tomato plant to grow no matter what I did," he said. "So, I
gave grapes a shot instead and things went great."
The O'Donnells moved to Jacksonville in 1990 and by 1998, there were 40
grapevines taking up a half acre of their property.
Kay O'Donnell supports her husband in his passion for grapes, but enough
was enough.
"Neil, I'm sorry," she told him one day, "But you can NOT have any more of
our yard for your grapes!"
That same year, the Florida Times-Union published a feature in its Lifestyles
section about Mr. O'Donnell's grape growing endeavors.
Looking toward an occupation for his retirement years, Mr. O'Donnell ac-
quired acreage in Baker County three years ago with some serious grape pro-
ducing intentions.
Now a resident of Glen St. Mary, the former terminator of tomatoes has be-
come a very able viticulturist. The first two acres of his planned five-acre vine-
yard are well established and producing beyond his expectations.
According to Mr. O'Dornell, during the first growing season the vines not
only reached the five-foot trellis wire, they produced ten-foot arms in both di-
rections.
"In all my 24 years of growing grapes, I'd never seen that the first year," he
declares. "And all 100 plants achieved it."
(See page 5)


Card will reduceprices...

BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff
Prescription medication bills stacking up?
County officials have a way to help.
By month's end, the public can pick up free prescription drug
discount cards at the health department on Lowder Street or at the
Baker County Commission office on North 3rd Street.
~' County Manager Joe Cone said any adult can pick up
the discount cards by registering with their name and
address, which will be added to a database network so
that card carriers can access discounts at pharmacies
throughout the country.
"It's really a great deal," remarked Mr. Cone.
There are several companies that offer
r discount pharmacy cards across the na-
tion, and a number have approached the
County to offer the service here.
"Although they do not need the coun-
ty's permission to offer the cards, they
would like to have the county's help in
the distribution of information," Mr, Cone
wrote in a memo to county commissioners
in May urging their approval in providing
that:assistance.
Mr. Cone recommended .the Coast-
2Coast pharmacy card offered by Ponde
Vedra-based Financial Marketing Con-
cepts, Inc., which advertises savings of


(See page 2)


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THURSDAY




Some sun with a
t-storm in the
afternoon
High: 94* Low: -7o

Tides--
Cedar Key Jul.10
First high 7:41 am.
First low 124am.
Second high 8:54 p.m.
Second low 239 p.m.

Jacksonville Beach Jul.10
First high 2:12 a.m.
First low 8:44a.m.
Second high 2:57 p.m.
Second low 931 p.m.

Mayport Jul.10
First high 2:53 a.m.
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826 am.
2.08 am.
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3:45a.m. 439a.m. 532am. 623a.m. 7:10a.m. 7:55a.m.
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934 am.
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Jul.12
3:57 am.
1021 a.m.
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4:49 a.m.
11:08 a.m.
537 p.m.


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5:41 am.
12:06 am.
625 p.m.
11:56 a.m.


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630am. 7:17a.m.
12:54 a.m. 1:39a.m.
7:11 p.m. 7:55 p.m.
12:42 p.m. 128 p.m.


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or two; mostly
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humid

High: 94* Low:


o Sun and Moon ,
Sunrise Thursday ........ 6:34 a.m.
Sunset Thursday .......... 8:33 p.m.
Moonrise Thursday ...... 2:14 p.m.
Moonset Thursday .... 12:48 a.m.


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WEDNESDAY




Cloudy and cooler
with thunderstorms

High: 850 Low:


Almanac
Jacksonville week ending Monday, Jul 7.
Temperature
High/Low for the week ........ 930/670
Normal high/low ................. 900/720
Average temperature .............. 79.10
Normal average temperature 81.00
Precipitation
Total for the week .................89"
Total for the month .............. 0.89"
Total for the year ............ 23.45"
Normal for the month ............ 1.33"
Normal for the year ........... 24.21"


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Flood stage Monday 24-hour change
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St. Marks at Newport ......... 7.0 ........ 6.50 ......... none
Aucilla at Lamont ............ 9.0 ........ 4.48 ......... -0.53
Santa Fe at Fort White ...... 24.0 ....... 21.13 ......... none
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Prescription overdoses killing at


(from page 1)
SJ1 a2007, John ,D McCoy;, 61, of ;
MNacclenn\. xecriied 40 years after.
being found guilty on four felony pre-
scription drug trafficking counts.
One way abusers and dealers obtain
the drugs, Investigator Nickles said, is
by "doctor shopping," or filling multi-
ple prescriptions for pain killers, anti-
depressants, and anti-anxiety drugs,
among others from physicians lo-
cally, in Jacksonville and even out of
state, who are more pliable when it
comes to writing, and re-filling, pre-
scriptions.
Mr. Nickles said it's also common
for pills to be traded for non-prescrip-


12years for childsex cases


(from page 1)
of the defendant's then-live-in
girlfriend, and the offenses took
place over a period of time at a
north Macclenny residence.
The court record indicates
all three girls moved with their
mother -to Baker County after
they were sexually assaulted by
their biological father in Jack-
sonville. He apparently was nev-
er charged.
In other sentencing this week,
Buddy D. Champion Jr. was sent
to prison for 52 months after en-
tering a no contest plea to violat-
ing probation on earlier charges
of attempted burglary and bur-
glary in 2007 cases.
Mr. Champion, 18, violated
the 15-year probation he received
last February by attempting to
steal a CD player froth a K-Mart
in Jacksonville one month later,
and by failure to comply with the
terms of a house arrest, accord-
ing to the report by his probation
officer.
He also was adjudicated
guilty, and will be given credit
for 105 days already served in
county jail.
Arnold M. Broughman III,
45, will serve a five-year prison
term in return for a no contest
plea of two twin counts of felony
battery on his ex-wife in March
of this year. The defendant, who
has a Jacksonville address, was
adjudicated guilty as a repeat of-
fender.
Mr. Broughman was original-
ly charged with sexual assault on
the ex-wife while they and others
were camping off L'il Dixie Trail


in the north county. The victim
claimed he held a knife to her
throat while he forced himself on
her.
Dale J. Lee was given a six-
month sentence in county jail,
followed by three years on drug
offender probation, in return for
a no contest plea to felony driv-
ing on a suspended license.
Annalisa McWilliams was
ordered on probation for 18
months after pleading no contest
to obtaining prescription drugs
by fraud.
Robert Thompson was sen-
tenced to time already served in
county jail in return for his plea
to a reduced charge of petty theft
and grand theft auto.
Judge Rosier gave Timothy
Blanchard a four-month county
jail sentence for failure to regis-
ter as a sexual offender.
Capias warrants were ordered
for two defendants who failed to
show up for Monday's regular
court date: Jody Griffis for grand
theft and Tosha Gabhart for sale
and possession of drugs.
Two defendants are expected
to be tried next week: Roderick
Haygood for drug trafficking,
sale of cocaine and unlawful use
of a two-way communication
device, and Joseph Tetreault for
sexual battery and lewd assault
on a child less than 16 years of
age.



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higher rate...

tion street drugs like marijuana and
i.pocaine. lhp investigator recalled a
recentase inr which popular prescrip-
'tion pilscalled. Loritabs were ex-
changed for crack.
"Loritab is a big money maker be-
cause they're selling on the street for
$5 [per pill]," he said.
And a typical prescription drug
abuser does not conform to a usual
criminal profile; they come from all
socio-economic backgrounds.
"These pain pills, it's a worse ad-
diction than crack," said Mr. Nickles.
"You see all kinds of people. There's
guys that go to work everyday and sell
half their [prescription]'"


New pharmacy cards


(from page 1)
10-50 percent on each filled pre-
scription.
"The card is accepted at all
Baker County pharmacies and
appears to have the highest
discount in a majority of drug
categories," reads Mr. Cone's
memo.
A price comparison per-
formed by the Ponte Vedra
company among eight differ-
ent discount cards in Jackson-
ville Beach and Ponte Vedra
- including Coast2Coast and
one offered through a National
Association of Counties pro-
gram showed the former to
have the lowest price on 41 of
47 commonly used medications
including Allegra, Boniva, Cell-
brex, Lipitor' Nexium, Plavix
and Zocor.
The cards are available to
persons 18 years or older, but
can be used to fill prescriptions
for younger patients as well.
Because the cards are free,
Financial Marketing Concepts
doesn't profit directly from the
cards themselves, but rather
receives a marketing fee from
drug companies when patients


use the cards.
"We don't make a penny un-
til people use the card," said
Edward Rahn, the company's
president.
The card is intended for those
without insurance or patients
whose insurance companies
don't cover specific medica-
tions. However, it's not meant to
replace insurance, and insurance
cards cannot be used in conjunc-
tion with the discount card.
"It even beats insurance cards
in some instances," Mr. Rahn
said of the Coast2Coast card.
"It's a good idea to compare
cards."
In cases where the discount
card is cheaper, it can be used
instead of the insurance card.
But, in those cases, a copy of
the receipt should be sent to the
insurance company so the pur-
chase can be applied to an an-
nual deductible.
Mr. Rahn also said the cards
will soon be available at the
counters of four local pharma-
cies. The cards are available
now online and can be printed
from www.coast2coastrx.com/
bakerfl.


Little, no change in village


(from page 1)
..,,Jn addition,., property owfi-
rs pay special assessment fees
for fire and solid waste collec-
tion that also add to county rev-
enues.
In all, Baker County's total
budget amounts to $26.6 million
this year. But what that figure
will be next year, for the 2008-
2009 fiscal year, is still relative-
ly unknown.
'However, the Property Ap-
praiser's Office reports the
county's total taxable property
value for the upcoming 2008-
2009 fiscal year at $764 million,
$55 million less than the previ-
ous year. That translates to just
over $400,000 in lost property
tax revenue if the village rate
remains the same.
"I don't think it will be too
bad, but regardless, it is some-
thing we will have to deal with,"
Mr. Cone said of the loss.
The voter-approved Amend-
ment 1 reforms which among


other things doubled the home-
stead exemption to $50,000 and
added a portability provision
tieing that exemption to the ho-
meowner, and not the property
- cost the county $118 million
in taxable property value that
would've brought ii roughly
$876,000 in revenue, said Nick
Frilling of Information Servic-
es.
And while Mr. Cone said all
his department budgets have
been submitted, state revenue
figures from sales and gas taxes
won't be available from the Flor-
ida Department of Revenue until
mid-July.
That's where the county
would likely be "hit harder,"
said Mr. Cone.
When the state figures be-
come known, county officials
will compare its revenues with
those budgeted for the 2008-
2009 fiscal year during upcom-
ing workshops yet to be sched-
uled.


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' DEATHS AND THE NUMBER OF PILLS
SEIZED IN BAK'R COUNTY '*

2006 -
three dead, 1506 pills seized
2007-
five dead, 1010 pills seized
2008 (6 months) -
four dead, 218 pills seized

In the last three years, 12 people have died from prescription
drugs in Baker County and police have seized more than 2734
pills with a street value of more than $50,000.
Source: Baker County Sheriff's Office/


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Sunflowers praised as


garden plants crazed


with the love flight
One of the delights of sum- Advent, which forbade the con-
mer is the sight of glorious yel- sumption of many foods rich in
low sunflowers in yards and gar- oil. Today, Russia is the world's


dens. Walking
into stores like
Publix and Fresh TH E
Market, one is
often greeted by
shiny tin buckets P
of these spec- KELLEY
tacularly bright,
happy looking
flowers. The sight of them never
fails to raise my mood.
I succeeded in growing some
one summer in a 10 by 10 foot
plot of yard beside the house I
was renting. The one and only
time I have ever seen a goldfinch
was in that little flower garden.
It was late summer and the bird
was perched in the middle of
what had been an amazingly
large sunflower, eating its fill of
the rich black seeds.
My love affair with this spe-
cial plant began as a child long
before I ever actually saw one.
For a number of years, a maga-
zine my mother subscribed to
consistently ran an advertise-
ment for color reproductions of
world famous works of art.
I always stared at the small
scale images, of which there
were perhaps 50, until I memo-
rized the names of all the works
and the artists who had'rendered
them. Among them was Sun-
flowers by Vincent Van Gogh,
which always, caught my eye in
particular.
' Afeir college, when I Was
pitifully"p)oi' arid. couldn't af-
ford good art for my living
space, I took advantage of a re-
ally neat service offered by my
local library. You could use your
library card to check out framed
reproductions of famous art, and
Sunflowers was one of them.
I recently found out a few
facts about this wonderful plant.
According to the Iowa State
University extension office, na-
tive Americans have been using
wild sunflowers for food and
medicine for at least 8000 years.
Archeological evidence suggests
they began cultivating and im-
proving the sunflower as early
as 2300 B.C.
Early explorers and colonists
sent sunflower seed back to Eu-
rope where it was adopted by
Orthodox Russians as a handy
food source during the ecclesias-
tical church seasons of Lent and


Mountain

As a Florida native, I've
always been around the water
-fighting jelly-
fish in the ocean, O
kayaking intra- 1.
coastal water-
ways, fishing the INP
boardwalks and
boating on the JOELAD
St. Johns River.
I even live two blocks from the
water in Jacksonville's historic
Riverside neighborhood.
Until recently, I wasn't sure
why I enjoy the water so much.
Sure, it's the best way to beat
the horrific heat and humidity of
Sunshine State summers. But I
thought there might be some-
thing deeper, something in my
genetic make-up, my family his-
tory, in essence, my heritage and
where my people come from.
And while I've never com-
pleted a family tree, I do know I
come from Anglo-Saxon stock.
Both my parents carry traditional
English surnames, Clayton and
Addington. So it's no mystery
that my forefathers, like many
others, eventually made the trip
across the Atlantic just like the
Founding Fathers many of
whom share the common T-O-
N suffix. George Washington
and Alexander Hamilton come


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leading grower
of sunflowers.
BACK The dense
seed head
CH produced by
the sunflower
ANNIGAN forms in one of
the most inter-
esting patterns
that occur in nature. The seeds
develop in alternating spiral
rows and follow a predictable
pattern which produces some-
thing called a Fibonacci number
sequence, named for the Italian
mathematician who first discov-
ered it. This number sequence
has to do with exacting proper-
ties of ratio and proportion and
is employed frequently in archi-
tecture. In nature, the sunflower
is one of the most spectacular
examples of this.
Bo Walker of Macclenny
plants sunflowers in his veg-
etable garden every summer and
has done so for years. Although
his wife Mary agrees the flow-
ers are beautiful, she sometimes
finds so many of them about the
place a little aggravating.
"Just once I'd like to stoop
over or stand up from picking
beans and not get whapped in
the face or back of the neck by a
sunflower!" she declares.
But Bo is not to be discour-
aged in his propagation of the
flowers. He grows them for
beauty andas 'as food source for
the many squirrels and birds that
visit his yard.
Italian poet and playwright
Eugenio Montale perhaps said it
best when he described the sun-
flower thus: Bring me then the
plant that points to those bright
Lucidites swirling up from the
earth, and life itself exhaling
that central breath! Bring me
the sunflower crazed with the
love of light."
Which brings me again to
my memory of the goldfinch in
my garden long ago. The birds
nest and raise their young late
in summer and the ripening of
sunflower seeds at that time sup-
ply a much needed food source.
For its value as a nutritious food
both for humans and animals
and as a source of remarkable
esthetic beauty, the sunflower is
unsurpassed.


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Why can't we give grades


aspects ofbehavior like we


MY SIDE OF

THE MATTER
ROBERT GERARD
In honor of the dreaded FCAT
grades being released this week,
we'll talk a little bit this week
about accountability.
On Tuesday at 9:02 am, I re-
ceived word from assistant prin-
cipal Denise Mann that Baker
High raised its grade from na-.P
last year to a C. My wife, who
' teaches 10th grade English, is
chirpy. It is a huge weight off
her shoulders. The FCAT al-
ways raises the anxiety level in
our house.
When writing or reading
scores come out, we're either
happy or sad depending on the
results., It puts a pall over our
summer.
I don't think it's quite fair that
only one element of society has
to suffer this kind of account-
ability. Let's share the wealth
and attach a grade to everything.
We don't have to make a big
deal of it. We could just carry
4X8" flash cards. Then, after
everything we do, we just raise
the cards the way they do when
judging a gymnastic event or
diving meet.
I can see sitting at a restaurant
and raising a C- to indicate the
quality of the meal or the level


of.service. It would be an excel-
lent socialization tool as well. If
someone raised an A+, I would
like to know what he or she was
eating and why it was better than
my C-.
That sort of instant response
might also make the restaurant
work a little harder.
Or, imagine the lights com-
ing up at the end of a movie and
everyone simultaneously raising
their score cards. Granted, some
arguments might break out be-
tween A's and D's, but so be it.
, $At ta sporting event instead of
the little cards, spectators qould
hold up big ones. In fact, people
who really bought in to the idea
could rate individual plays.
Let's see how our politicians
like it when they get up to give a
speech and are barraged by D's
and F's. Throw a little anxiety
their way, too.
This process might be a little
random. The randomness and
unreliability of the grading pro-
cess has never seemed to bother
the folks at the Department of
Education too much; why should
it bother me?
Of course, I can see draw-
backs. In. the most intimate mo-
ments of my family life, I would
not want to receive a D+. That
could be pretty intimidating.
There also would be vary-
ing ramifications depending
on how personally you took a
project. My yard work receiving


vacation brings new perspective

to mind. came to mind. I felt the same thing atop
There's actually a castle in He was a Pennsylvania laun- my mountain, and it's the same
England with dromat owner and devoted feeling I get looking out on the
OINTT my name on Christian. open water, hearing waves crash
0 1N A it: Addington Even in the summer, my against the shoreline, or admir-
Palace. mom said he would dress in his ing snarled driftwood that lines
RINT So, I began Sunday best slacks, coat, tie Bone Yard Beach of Big Talbot
to think it quite and hat just for a mountain Island State Park.
DINGTON convenient that picnic with the family. Now I know it's not the water
since all my Given that was the 1950s, I admire, it's Who made it.
people come from a place sur- but it's not a feat I would like to
rounded by water, it must be repeat. '
where I belong. Being the curious young boy I
Not so. was, I asked why on earth would LOGS AND PULPWOO
I recently returned from he hike a mountain in a suit.
a week-long vacation in the "My dad loved nature and the
mountains of northwestern New mountains," she said. "It made
Jersey. A beautiful lace. in the him feel closer to God."


Springtime at least.
We stayed in a log home my
girlfriend's parents just built.
We had our morning coffee on
the deck overlooking the back-
yard. The occasional deer or
bear would wander through to
my amazement, as I'm rarely so
close to such uncaged animals.
We also took an afternoon
hike up Mount Tammany, which
overlooks the Delaware Water
Gap. Talk about a view!.
It's the first mountain I can
literally say I conquered.
While up there, gazing on the
horizon, a story my mother once
told me about my grandfather


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Sdo schools?
a C- wouldn't be nearly as bad
as wife getting a solid C on her
coconut cake. I could see plenty
of trouble ahead on that one. In
fact, honesty in grading could be
an issue.
Home life might invite grade
inflation particularly if I want-
ed to stay out of the dog house.
I can foresee never pulling any-
thing lower than a B where my
wife was concerned.
The children are a different
story. ,Spencer's room might re-
ceive a failing grade depending
Son' the smelliness of his soccer
gear. Sara Beth's room grade
would depend solely on the per-
centage of the carpet that could
be viewed beneath its blanket of
dirty clothes.
I wonder if this would catch
on if I just started doing it on my
own. Hmm.
Where did I put those 4X8"
cards?
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Charge pends on

The state attorney's office will for battery or assault.
decide whether to prosecute a A 16-year-old girl
25-year-old inmate at county jail named in a complaint for a
for an alleged attack on another leged attack on her father, 4
inmate the afternoon of July 6. their Stoddard Ave. resident
Larry Gonzalez, 49, said he Glen St. Mary. A fight betw
was accosted by Dustin Waters the two started while they
about 2:45 and the incident re- igniting fireworks the evenii
suited in a laceration over his July 5.
right eye that was treated at Fra- Deputy Erik Deloach arr
ser Hospital's emergency room. the father on a misdemeanor
Mr. Gonzalez was found stand- tery count for slapping ano
ing near a cell gate, bleeding and daughter, age 10, during the
yelling at Mr. Waters. mestic fracas. He also sla
The accused, who has a the older daughter, but boti
Gainesville address, told Deputy father and mother told the of
Curtis Ruise that Mr. Gonzalez it was in self-defense.
earlier tried to jump him while Complaints for battery
he slept. filed the evening of July 4 ag
He could be charged with bat- two participants in a fighi
tery of a person in jail or prison, Pleasant Grove Church Rd.
a third-degree felony. Sanderson.
The incident was one of a Donald Rosier, 42, said
half-dozen on or near the July went after Brandon Davis,
4th weekend that resulted in an also of Sanderson, because
arrest and criminal complaints latter had been harassing'his


jail inmate for attack


was
n al-
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ce in
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son.


Both parties accused the other of
starting the fight, and Dwight Da-
vis, 22, may also be charged for
attacking his younger brother.
SA complaint will be filed
against William Winston, 30, of
Baldwin for attacking Lora Addi-
son, 40, at a home off Deerwood
Circle in northeast Macclenny
the evening of July 4.
Ms. Addison sustained a
bruised right eye in the incident,
according to Deputy Claude
Hurley.
He also filed a complaint for
obstructing police against Marie
Bullard, 33, and her 35-year-old
husband Reggie for falsely tell-
ing him they did not know Mr.
Winston's identity nor where he
went after the incident.
It turns out the accused is Ms.
Bullard's brother.
Kyra Oralls, 63, was named
in a complaint July 3 for alleged-
ly threatening to shoot the knee


caps of Kaylyn Adams, 22 at a
residence off J.C. Harvey Rd.
south of Sanderson.
Deputy Chris Walker said the
accused drove up to the address
while he was questioning Ms.
Adams after the 5:00 pm incident
and admitted threatening her, but
said she had only a BB gun at her
residence.
She was angry at the, young-
er woman for allegedly taking
prescription medicine from her
home nearby.
A 29-year-old patient at
Northeast Florida State Hospital
was named in a complaint for
choking employee Tracie Castle,
38, no address available, the eve-
ning of July 1.
Both Ms. Castle and another
employee said the patient, who
has been named in other recent
complaints, came around a nurs-
ing desk about 10:00 pm and at-
tacked her.


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Grandson

The grandson of an east Mac-
clenny woman was arrested July
4 for stealing from her residence
and that of a neighbor.
Jason Perry, 23, who lives
with grandmother Mary Sirmans
off Allen Acres Dr., confessed to
theft of her property, including
a chain saw he says he pawned,
collector coins and at least $300
cash from a bank envelope under
a bed.
He also admitted to taking
$65 from the purse of Roberta
Snyder, who lives next door,
along with a gold ring that was
later found in a jar inside a shed
belonging to his grandmother.


arrestedfor

Ms. Snyder called police
when she returned to her resi-
dence about 7:30 that evening
after an absence of several hours
while she was at the home of Ms.
Sirmans. She noticed an open
window on the side of her house
opposite that of her neighbor,
then noted the missing items.
Deputy Erik Deloach said the
grandmother approached him
while he was investigating the
Snyder theft, and advised him of
the items missing from her home.
The victims then located the ring
and other jewelry in a .glass jar
inside a drawer in the shed.
The suspect was on the prop-


Two vehicles stolen;


others are burlgarized

Two vehicles were reported parked overnight July 1 off Lis-
stolen overnight July 3 in the sie Ct. in Macclenny. He told po-
Macclenny and Sanderson areas: lice the vehicle was locked with
Diane Watson waited a day an alarm system, and there was
to tell police her .1999 Plymouth no sign of forced entry.
van was taken from the yard of
her residence off Turner Cem-
etery Rd. She wanted to make
sure someone known to her had
not taken it without her knowl-
edge.
A 1999 Oldsmobile belonging
to Amy Cannon was taken from
outside her residence off Bar-
ber Loop during the same early
morning hours.
The sheriff's department was
also notified of a trio of vehicle
burglaries the past week:
SAshley Hunter said $300ily T
cash was taken from a wallet in- Emily laber
side her unlocked 1995 Saturn
parked outside a residence off
Paradise Lane near Sanderson Sum m er Rea
overnight July 5.
She told police she suspects a with Ka
cousin, also of Sanderson, may
be responsible because he has
stolen from her before to support
a drug habit.
There was no sign of forced
entry into a 1998 GMC pickup
parked from 12:30-4:00 am in
the lot outside the Country Club
Lounge on SR 121 in south Mac-
clenny on July 3.
Owner Kathy Cohen of Mac-
clenny said a stereo, multiple
identification cards and a bank
card were taken.
Anthony Coleman reported
a radio receiver valued at $50
was taken from his 1999 Nissan


thefs at two residences

erty as well, and admitted tak- er to be there, but police learned
ing the cash and coins from his from Tommy Cole of Macclenny
grandmother, and cashing the no one was supposed to be on the
coins for "cigarettes and things."' property.
He denied knowledge of the Mr. Cole's daughter owns the
jar and jewelry in the shed, and house and he is the caretaker.
of the ring and cash taken next
door. Cruise-in Saturda
Mr. Perry was arrested for Saturday
grand theft, petty theft and bur- Our days are hot and so are
glary. our cars! Time to show off those
In other structure theft cases, beauties and that includes an-
nothing was taken from the for- tiques, collectibles and hot rods
mer Bill's Grocery building in at the Macclenny Hardee's lo-
downtown Sanderson during the cated on SR 121 just south of I-
early morning hours of July 7 10. See you there this Saturday,
after someone disconnected the July 12th at 6:00 pm. Public wel-
power and entered through a side come.

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me the opportunity to serve as your tax col- i
lector for another four (4) years. Your vote of
confidence is very inspiring. I pledge to con- ,
tinue the service that our office has provided
to you. As always, I am here to serve you.

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, July 10, 2008 Page 5


Study group still mulling how



to alter homestead division rules


BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff
After four months of meeting,
the Homestead Division Task
Force charged with fixing a
loophole that allows property
owners to divide and sell land
without paving roads or meeting
other requirements now has
some concrete recommendations
to consider putting its stamp on.
The task force made up of
county officials and property
owners began meeting last
March to draft changes to home-
stead division regulations that
permit property owners of less
than 320 acres to carve off two,
2.5 acre parcels per year provid-
ed the land is zoned Agriculture
7.5-acre.
The intent of the provision
was to allow farmers to supple-
ment their income during re-
tirement by selling off parcels
of land. However, Planning Di-
rector Ed Preston has said the
homestead division provision
is often used by landowners to
circumvent subdivision rules re-
quiring infrastructure like paved
roads and retention ponds.
The task force members have
discussed a number of changes to
the existing rules, often weigh-
ing what's best for the county as
a whole with desires of property
owners who have been using the
homestead division provision for
many years to sell off their land,
and want to continue doing so.
With latter interest in mind,
one recommendation aims to
change the definition of "non-
conforming lots," which are not
eligible for building permits un7
der existing land development
regulations.
Mr. Preston said by changing
the definition, the county "hopes
to help owners of such lots to
gain the right to build."
By doing so, officials could
grandfather in property owners
with unmapped and unrecorded
subdivisions that cannot meet
the new rules.
Exactly how non-conforming
lots may be redefined to ensure


the desired result, however, has
yet to be determined.
They will meet again July
17 to consider a list of changes
to the homestead division regu-
lations. The changes that task
force members eventually agree
upon will be recommended to
the Baker County Commission
for final adoption.
One of the most contentious
draft recommendations requires
that if two or more lots are creat-
ed through homestead division,
each must have direct access to
an existing county road or a new
private road built to a specific
standard.
"What we envision is an im-
provement similar to a limestone
road," Mr. Preston said, adding
that other new materials like
those used on Deerwood Circle
could be considered.
Also, unlike the existing


rules, the property from which
a divided parcel is carved must
have a current homestead tax
exemption and have been owned
and homesteaded for the previ-
ous four years.
The current rules permit us-
ing the homestead division pro-
vision on any land in the county,
provided the owner has home-
steaded property somewhere
else in the county as well. Yet
another draft recommendation
is to require filing of a special
exception application for home-
stead division that goes before
the Land Planning Agency for a
public hearing.
The application fee is $214.
Homestead divisions could'
also be restricted to a maximum
of two lots every three years with
the total number of divisions not
to exceed more than eight par-
cels in 24 years.


Dancing With Friends weekly...
Christine and Don Hicks of Glen St. Mary dance the Texas Sweetheart Promenade
during a recent Tuesday evening Dancing with Friends session at the Women's Club
in Macclenny. The weekly dance party has been drawing crowds averaging 45 peo-
ple. Attendees pay a fee at the door, receive instruction if desired and spend the
evening dancing to a variety of tunes played by a DJ. "This is definitely something
Baker County needs," said Ms. Hicks of the Macclenny dance scene. "We adults
need more good, fun, local entertainment."
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First U-pick

(fiom page 1)
Not only did the newly estab-
lished vines exceed growth ex-
pectations the first year, the sec-
ond year they easily produced
an average 30 pounds of fruit
per cane. The O'Donnells were
amazed.
"Traditionally, grapes need
from five to seven years to ma-
ture to the point that they reach
their maximum production
level which is 50-70 pounds of
grapes per cane (vine)," said Mr.
O'Donnell. "And I couldn't help
but remember the advice about
growing grapevines in the Old
Testament."
From a Biblical standpoint,
Mosaic Law directed farmers
not to gather fruit from their
vines for the first three years,
which meant pruning the young
clusters to prevent production of
grapes. This was to divert energy
into establishing strong root sys-
tem which would ultimately bet-
ter produce and sustain a large
grape crop.
However, Mosaic Law was
written for people without mod-
ern agricultural techniques.
"Basically, in Moses' time,
out there in the desert, you dug
a hole, poked in a piece of vine,
threw in a dead fish for fertilizer
and prayed to God for rain," said
Mr. O'Donnell.
After checking with other
vineyard owners in northeast
Florida, he understood the rea-
son. Florida is not the Middle
East. More nutrients in the soil
and more rain help plants get
established easier and quicker.
Still, the O'Donnells have never
seen the results they achieved
in Baker County and couldn't
be more delighted with the out-
come.
The current vineyard is two
acres with 200 vines per acre.
Plans are in place to expand to
five producing acres over the
next few years. The O'Donnells
are also in the planning stages
of building their permanent
residence at the vineyard. They
presently live in a double-wide
trailer, each holding down full-
time jobs in Jacksonville and
working during their spare hours
to get the vineyard established.


Mill rate to remain


The St. Johns River Water
Management District's govern-
ing board voted on July 8 to
retain the agency's tax rate at
0.4158 mills for the 2008-2009
fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.
The rate affects the great ma-
jority of local taxpayers since the
district encompasses all but ex-
treme west Baker County, which
is in the Suwannee River Man-
agement District. Baker is one
of 18 northeast and central east
Florida counties governed in the
St. Johns catchment area.
The tentative budget of $362.6
million represents an $82.8 mil-
lion decrease from the current
budget.The decrease is attributed
to reductions in ad valorem rev-
enues as well as a 68 percent re-


duction in new state revenues.
Under a 0.4158 millage rate,
41.58 cents for every $1000 of as-
sessed property value, the owner
of a $200,000 house who claims
homestead exemption would pay
$62.37 per year in property taxes
to the district.
Two public hearings will be
held prior to final budget adop-
tion in September. Both will take
place at 5:05 pm at the district's
headquarters in Palatka. The first
is scheduled for September 9 and
final budget approval will occur
on September 23.
The district is responsible for
regulating water use and protect-
ing wetlands, waterways and
drinking water supplies.


vineyard opening soon....

"Never say never," says Ms. automated watering system
O'Donnell. "I swore I'd never timer will take care of irrig;
live in a trailer, and even made should they want to travel i.
Neil promise me that when he spring and summer months.
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Disturbance call turns into a raid on


H teen party; ten arrested for drinking


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Steve Cobb, an employee with Wal-Mart Distribution in Alachua County, sports a patriotic hat and reads "Mouse Island" to kids
and parents at the Macclenny Starbucks off South 5th. Mr. Cobb's wife Dianna, seen in the background in red, white and blue
shirt, works for the nearby Wal-Mart Supercenter and assisted'her husband with the weekly Wednesday morning summer read-
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BCMS keeps A, BCHS gets C...


(from page 1)
the A grade two years in a row
is something we can point to and
we proud of."
To earn that top mark, middle
school students earned a total
of 539 points based on the state
standards, including the lower
fourth of students showing sig-
nificant improvement in scores
over last year. In 2007, the A
grade was based on a 525 score,
so the school bettered its perfor-
mance this year.
With a seven-point improve-
ment on the points system, the
high school pulled itself up to a
C despite a drop in the percent-
age of students meeting highest
standards in writing and science.
They dropped from 84 to 78 and
from 39 in science to 33 percent.
Most of the other skill areas post-
ed modest gains.
Keller Intermediate held onto
its C rating despite a nine-point
drop in the point tally. Scoring
slid in science, reading and the
percentage of ,low-performing
students posting higher grades
than last year. Keller students
rose in math, writing and read-
ing.
The district's two elemen-
tary schools are not graded, but
School Superintendent Paula
Barton said both advanced in the
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
quotients measured by the feder-
al government for the No Child
Left Behind Act.
"We know that 787 of 3299
schools in Florida achieved the
AYP rating, and Macclenny and
Westside elementaries are in that
category. That's very encourag-
ing."
Ms. Barton also noted the
Baker County district is up 138
points in the state scoring the
past two years, the highest level
since the state began grading
schools in 1999.
"At the district level, we're
now'at 501 points and that makes


us a 'B district,"' she observed.
"We've always been at the C lev-
el since they starting grading."
Ms. Barton said both BCHS
and Keller are positioned for a
run at a B rating next summer
when the 2008-09 grades are re-
leased. They both are in a "good,
solid position for a B," she be-
lieves.
"Overall, we're very proud,
especially of the middle school
which jumped 14 points from
last year. We're also proud of the
percentage of students who took
the tests."
S Ms. Barton said 98 percent of
Baker High students did so; 100
percent at Keller and 99 percent
at the middle school.
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A county deputy answering a
disturbance call off River Hills
Rd. near Glen St. Mary early
on July 1 arrested ten underage
revelers at the residence of one
of them whose parents were out
of town.
All of the party-goers, includ-
ing three juveniles, were charged
with possession of alcohol under
the age of 21.
Sgt. Darrin Whitaker said he
charged one of them, 18-year-old
Denym Greenwold of Callahan,
with resisting arrest when she
challenged him inside the resi-
dence and refused to be hand-
cuffed after told she was under
arrest.
Others charged includeAman-
da Reinhard, 20, who lives at the
residence, Dmitri Zarnitsky and
Andrea Hiler, both 18 and from
Jacksonville, Brent Craig, 18,
of Macclenny, Joseph Kidd and
Amber Ransom, both 18 and
from Callahan. Two of the 17-
year-olds are from Jacksonville
and are brothers; the third is also
17 and from Sanderson.
Sgt. Whitaker said he an-
swered a call just after midnight
of loud music, and found two of
the suspects seated in a car with
the sound system turned up out-
side the residence. All the revel-
ers smelled strongly of alcohol
and five of them were passed
out in a rear bedroom. Another
was on the front- porch vomiting


Driver turns himselfin

The driver of a four-wheel across the railroad crossing at
vehicle operating illegally on CR 127 in Sanderson the eve-
a paved public roadway turned ning of July 1.
himself ir to police and faces a Mr. Brinson initially gave
number of charges, including Deputy Ruise a false name and
giving a deputy a false name birth date, and claimed he did not
when he was first questioned, know his Social Security num-
Joey Brinson, 25, of Sander- ber before walking to a nearby
son was also ticketed for careless residence, ostensively to get his
driving and driving on a revoked wallet. Connie Robinson, 41,
license. Deputy Curtis Ruise also who was riding the 2004 Suzuki
learned Mr. Brinson is wanted ATV with Mr. Brinson, gave the
on a warrant from Hillsborough deputy a different, first name, and
County for theft. t ,. i, ihis- photo from the Department
'The officer stopped the sus- of Motor Vehicles data base
pect after seeing him speeding matched that of the suspect, who
did not return from the house but
was seen walking away through
*.?<"; *%, the rear yard.
He turned himself in about an
O Ul G i h our later and was held on the
.< Hillsborough warrant.'
In other arrests, Bradley Hard-
enbrook, 18, ofMacclenny was
charged with driving on a license
gallon for gas. It's'tiime to that had been suspended three
ng to work in Jacksonville times for failure to pay court
fines.
Deputy Chris Walker said
he stopped the suspect near the
network to find out who US 90 railroad overpass east of
wn and when they leave Sanderson just after 10:00 the
morning of July 2.
ly call us at 259-2400 The officer said he followed
kercountypress.com and the westbound 1993 Nissan from
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road several times before the
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Kelly Bolena, 36, of Mac-
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meone else in the same of July 1 for having a license tag
on her Jeep that was registered to
another vehicle and owner.
Ms. Bolena was involved in
an accident just after 9:00 at the
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South 6th in the south city.


when the officer arrived.
The incident report notes that
the parents of the juvenile broth-
ers refused to pick them up from
county jail, and a case worker
from the Department of Chil-
dren and Families did so the next
morning.
In another, unrelated arrest
two hours later, Kayla Holder,
18, was charged with disturbing
the peace after a county deputy
went to her mother's residence
on Jerry Circle in Macclenny
three times.
The first time, Deputy Curtis
Ruise said Ms. Holder had been


reported fighting with a boyfriend
in the front yard; the second and
third times she was allegedly ar-
guing with her mother.
Patrick Neal, 42, of Tampa
was arrested just before 11:00
am on July 4 when he began
taking his clothes off at the Star-
bucks store on South CR 228 in
Macclenny.
Deputy Ruise said earlier that
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Social


Born onJune 11
Jason and Amy Prescott of
Jacksonville are pleased to an-
nounce the birth of son James
Michael Prescott on June 11,
2008 at St. Vincent's Medical
Center.
He weighed 7 lbs. and was
19 inches long.
Grandparents are Butch and
Mary Prescott of Macclenny and
Michael and Tammy Mclnarnay
Sof Jacksonville.


Happy Birthday, Blane!
July 14, 2008
We all love and miss you.


Happy 36th Birthday,
Clark (a.k.a. Kevin Davis)!
July 12, 2008
We love you!
Love, Cousin Eddie
and the rest of the family


Jennifer Burnham and Ryan Bennett

To wedJuly 19th
Timmie and Cheryl Burnham
of Macclenny are pleased to an-
nounce the upcoming marriage
of their daughter Jennifer Ann
Burnham to Ryan Ashton Ben-
nett, the son of Danny and Con-
nie Bennett of Glen St. Mary.
The wedding will take place
on July 19 at 2:00 pm at St.
Mary's Catholic Church.
After honeymooning in
Georgia, the couple will reside
in Glen St. Mary.

July 19th wedding
Audrey Johns of Bryceville
and Leo "Pete" Lauramore of
Macclenny are pleased to an-
nounce their upcoming wed-
ding on July 19 at 1:00 pm at
St. George Church of God in St.
George, Ga. Family and friends
are invited to come and share
this special event.
Audrey is the daughter of
Lewis and Shirley Hicks of Bry-
ceville and Pete is the son of the
late R.W. Lauramore and Doris
Burnham.
After a honeymoon in Ten-
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BY KELLEY LANNIGAN chatting
Press Staff had a bre
Who is Ms. Elvie? It was
That is a question that has that prov
been on the minds of some Bak- a prime
er County residents lately. If you ample tc
drive by a certain newly refur- COA bc
bished building on north Third members
St. near Fraser Hospital, you see the need
a sign that says: respite
Ms. Elvie's Place service.
Baker County The d
Council on Aging sion to ei
Respite Center lish the f
The new respite center, oper- ity was n
ated by the Baker County Coun- last Dec
cil on Aging, opened last May ber, and
and is now in full operation. May of 2
"There was no existing facil- it had c
ity that offers this service in the to fruitio
county before and there was a building
very real need for it," said COA merely u
director Mary Baxla. "Fraser for stoi
Hospital has been wonderful was clef
in allowing us to use one of its out, pai.
buildings to establish it." and repa
The center offers, for a very It now h
Reasonable hourly fee, supervised dual purp
care during the day to seniors The maj,
whose family members need a of the sl
few free hours to go shopping is dedic
or take care of other personal to the ret
business. Seniors may stay at the center
center for as little as one hour or its Offi,
the entire day up until 5:00 pm the rem;
whatever length of time nec- ing space
essary. The COA hopes that in fice for t
the future the center can be open services.
evenings and weekend hours. The v
Back to the mystery lady. and exud
Who is Ms. Elvie and why someone
does her name grace the outside The obje
of the new respite center? vitonme
"Elvie Branigan played a ma- relaxing
jor role in convincing our board security
members of the need for respite one's ow:
center service for the commu- We I
nity," said Ms. Baxla. cal paper
Ms. Elvie, in the past, has tions an
been an active senior at the nice thin
COA, frequently participating desks," s
in the organization's many ac- "Ms.
tivities. Over time, her physi- a large s
cal condition became so frag- people
ile that although she continued provide
to attend, she could not longer and dona
participate as before. Nor could a washir
she be left alone at home in the refrigeral
afternoons. She spent most of Ms. B
the day upstairs in the COA ad- never be
o-ministrativeroffices oniUS 90jin liners.
Macclenny tapping in a large comfort
overstuffed easy chair or quietly can rela


daily fro
so that c
anced m


Ms. Elvie'" respite center


with staff when they
eak.
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and Ms. Elvie grei
ces;
ain-
Shouses the dispatch of-
he COA transportation
visiting area is spacious
Les a feeling of being in
e's den or family room.
:ct was to create an en-
Tnt that is welcoming,
and gives a feeling of
- much like being in
n home.
placed an ad in the lo-
ers for furniture dona-
d received some very
gs such as recliners and
aid Ms. Baxla.
Elvie's family donated
creen television. Other
and local businesses
l personal time, effort
itions of such items as
ng machine, dryer and
tor."
Baxla insists there will
more clients then re-
Everyone will have a
able chair in which they
x. Lunch is delivered
m the main COA office
clientss can enjoy a bal-
real. A menu featuring


each day's lunch is posted at the
respite center and can be refer-
enced when signing in.


place

Baker County
Council on Aging
Respite Center


There is a room set up for
games such as checkers or cards,
and a private bedroom is avail-
able if a client needs to lie down.
The floor plan is set up in a circle
around the main visiting room
making it easy for clients to
walk indoors if they feel restless
and allowing care-givers to eas-
ily keep track of them. Entrance
and exit doors all have alarms.
There are plans for picnic tables
on the grounds so clients can
be taken outside to eat lunch in
temperate weather.
"I think the service that the
respite center is offering will be
invaluable to many seniors and
their families. We look forward
to our client base growing in the
future," said Ms. Baxla.
It should be noted that Ms.
Elvie's Place is not a baby sitting
service or a health care facility.
No medication can be adminis-
tered by staff and persons with
extreme health disorders, dis-
abilities or behavioral problems
cannot be accommodated.
The respite center is open
Monday-Friday from 8:00 am
until 5:00 pm. Contact the
Council on Aging at 259-2223.


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Sbituaries


Simon Boyd, 83,

retired truck driver
Simon Boyd, 83, of Mac-
clenny died at the VA Medical
Center in Lake City on July 4,
2008. Mr. Boyd was born in
Odum, GA on April 1, 1925 and
was a resident of Baker County
the last 34 years after moving to
Macclenny from Jacksonville in
1974. Simon retired in 1986 from
Z Trucking Company after more
then 20 years as a truck driver.
He loved his grandchildren and
often said, "If I knew they were
this much fun, I would have had
them first".
He also enjoyed fishing and
was known as a hard worker.
Survivors include wife of 32
years, Betty Raulerson Boyd;
stepsons Thomas McDonald
(Kathy) of Macclenny, Dale Mc-
Donald (Heather) of St. George,
Ga.; sister Johnnie Blanton (DL)
of Hilliard and six wonderful
grandchildren.
The graveside service was
held July 9 at 2:00 pm at Mace-
donia Cemetery with Pastor
Albert Starling officiating. Ar-
rangements are under the direc-
tion of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral
Services.


Homecoming
The Old Time Way Baptist
homecoming will be this Sunday,
July 13th beginning at 10:30 am
at the Bryceville Civic Center,
7208 Motes Road. There will be
dinner on the grounds; bring a
covered dish. Service begins at
1:00 pm. For more information
please call 266-1188.







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Rather Combs, 94,

of Taylor diesJuly 2
Reather Combs, 94, of Taylor
died July 2, 2008 at her home.
Mrs. Combs was a lifelong resi-
dent of Baker County and was
the daughter of Lewallen and
Opal Rewis Williams. She was
preceded in death by husband
Orie Combs; sons Marcus H.
Combs, Lonnie Combs, an in-
fant son and daughter Joann
Thourot. Mrs. Combs was a lov-
ing mother and the longest liv-
ing member of Taylor Church.
Survivors include daughters
Gwen (Ed) DeWitt and Carolyn
(LE) Parish of Macclenny and
Debbie (Jerry) Griffis of Bald-
win; son William Ray (Alma)
Combs of Taylor; 16 grandchil-
dren, 41 great-grandchildren and
20 great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral service for Mrs.
Combs was held Sunday, July
6, at 3:00 pm at her church with
Revs. Mark Woods and Jim Cox
officiating. Interment followed
at the Taylor Cemetery. Guerry
Funeral Home was in charge of
the arrangements.

Hodges say thanks
The family of James (Dubby)
Hodges would like to thank ev-
eryone for the kindness shown
to us during the loss of our loved
one, for all the visits, calls,
flowers, cards, food and your
prayers.
Special thanks to Dale Hodg-
es for the beautiful service, Todd
Ferreira and Audrey Rewis.
OUR SINCERE THANKS,
FAYE HODGES (WIFE),
CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, SISTER

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GlendaJones,

60, dies July 4th
Glenda S. Jones of Orange
Park died on July 4, 2008. She
was born on July 6, 1947 to Os-
car and Gertrude Davis in Ha-
zlehurst, Ga. Glenda was prede-
ceased by her loving parents and
brother Randall Davis.
Cherishing her memory are
her devoted husband of 42 years,
David L. Jones; daughter Mi-
chelle Caruthers of Jacksonville
Beach; daughter Jennifer Jones;
son Christopher Jones of Orange
Park; grandsons Brandon, Tyler,
Zachary and Caleb Caruthers
of Jacksonville Beach; sisters
Wilma Dean (Bill) of Griffin,
Ga., Lavada Welch (Don) of
Macclenny, Faye Prussack of
Orange Park; brothers Charles
Davis (LouAnn) of Lake City,
Ronnie Davis of Dublin, Ga.;
special and devoted friend Bar-
bara A. Jones of Jacksonville;
numerous nieces and nephews.
Glenda had a gentle soul and
a warm loving heart, and she
will be missed by all of those
who knew and loved her. Sleep
well our darling.
The funeral service will be
held at Jacksonville Memory
Gardens, 111 Blanding Blvd in
Orange Park 1:00 pm on July
12th, with burial immediately
following.

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


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First Baptist Church
of Sanderson
CR 229 S., Sanderson FL
Sunday School ....... 10:00 am
Sun. Morning Worship. 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship .. 6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study .. 7:00 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas
http://www.fbcofsanderson.org


FAITH BIBL

CHURCH
New Hope for the Community
Five Churches Road
Hw.) 127 1 Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday MorningWorship 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
VidelUl Williams -Pastor


June Jordan, 76,
of Orange Park
Pearl Joan Rosier Jordan, 76,
of Orange Park died on June 30,
2008 in Lake City following a
brief illness. Mrs. Jordan was
born October 25, 1931 in Jack-
sonville to the late Sterling Ruf-
fin Rosier and the former Emma
Reiman. She was a retired LPN
whose memberships included
the Order of the Eastern Star,
Women's Auxiliary at Humana
Hospital, Orange Park Garden
Club and Island View Baptist
Church. She also donated her
time as a Scout den mother.
Mrs. Jordan is survived by
sons Jonathan (Susan) and Kelly
(Denise) Jordan; daughter Julie
Jordan; sisters Pauline Phipps
and Carolyn (Bob) Clemons;
grandsons Jared and Andrew
Jordan; granddaughters Brittany
and Emily Jordan; stepchildren
Jickie (Bob) Yokem, Johnny
(Darlene) and Jimmy (Peggy)
Jordan.
She was preceded in death by
husband Jack Ellerbee Jordan.
The funeral service was held
10:00 am on July 7 in the chapel
of Prestwood Funeral Home in
Baldwin with Revs. Sean Vick-
ers and Mark Shiver officiating.
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23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J. C. Lauramore Welcomes All

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


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SSunday School 9:30 am Sunday Worship 10:15 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 pm
SNursery providedfor all services.
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Saint Peter

Sin the Glen


ANGLICAN CHURCH


9:00 am
10:00 am


Sunday School 7:00pm
Sunday Worship &
Holy Communion


Wednesday Praise,
Prayer, Healing,
Holy Communion,
Dessert Fellowship


(904) 259-6689 ~ Glen St. Mary, Florida
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Calvary Baptit Church

Sunday School 10:0 am
Preaching Service 11: i am
Sunday Night Service 800 pm
Wednesday Service '00 pm


523 North Boulevard W.


Four blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclenny
Pastor Donnie E. Williams ** 259-4529


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David Th7omas Ti Timhomr
2594940 Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny 2594575

Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Service 7:00 pm
Radio WJXR 92.1 Sunday 9:15 am

Youth Programs
Sunday School 10:00 am
Common Ground Sunday 11:00 am
Common Ground Wed. (Teens) 7:00 pm
God Kids Sunday 11:00 am
God Kids Wednesday 7:00 pm uh Pai/0
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270 North US Highway 301
Baldwin, Fla.

Locally Owned & Operated


904-266-2337


One Family Serving Another
V Todd, Amber, Emma & Ellie Ferreira
Now offering the Provisional Design Pre-arrangement Program
Grief Support Group, 1 st Tuesday of the Month, 10:00 am
Mae White, Coordinator
250 North Lowder St., Macclenny 259-5700


Cornerstone CMC
South Blvd. & 7th St.
Macclenny
Pastor Keith Thomas
259-3678
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Morning 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night 7:00 pm


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CR 127 N. of Sanderson
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Sunday ,iorninj Service 11 :00 atfi
Sunday Nihtu Sevice 6:00 poid
Ved. Night Service 7:0.-p
Where Eveyonme I Smebody aMi'l
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EVERYONE WELCOME
Pastr Revhi,. n Tejuru *


Mt. Zion N.C.
Methodist Church
121 North t 259-4461
Mlacclennv, FL
Pastor Tim Cheshire
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 pm






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say unto thee, except a man be
born of water and of the Spirit,
he cannot enter into the king-
dom of God.' John 3 5


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

86, WWflveteran
Mr. Gladney Davis "G.D."
Lowery, 86, of Glen St. Mary
died Saturday, July 5, 2008 at
his home following a long ill-
ness. He was born in Louisville,
MS and resided in Macclenny
and Glen St. Mary for over 60
years. He retired as a correc-
tional officer after 29 years at
Florida State Prison in Raiford.
Mr. Lowery was a member.
of the Raiford Road Church in
Macclenny and a Navy veteran
of WWII. He was preceded in
death by wife Annie Mae Low-
ery, son Jimmy F Lowery and
son-in-law Frank Griffis.
Survivors include daughter
Bonnie Griffis of Macclenny;
son Mark D: Lowery of Glen St.
Mary; daughter-in-law Elizabeth
Ann Lowery of Macclenny, 12
grandchildren, 24 great-grand-
children and seven great-great-
grandchildren.
The funeral service was held
at 11:00 am Tuesday, July 8, at
Faith Baptist Church in Mac-
clenny with Rev. David Hodges
officiating, assisted by Rev. Da-
vid Griffis. Interment followed at
Oak Grove Cemetery. Arrange-
ments were under the direction
of Guerry Funeral Home.


EldridgeMcMahe

70, diesJune 16
Eldridge Eugene (Gene) Mc-
Mahel, 70, of St. George, Ga.
died Monday, June 16, 2008 at
Lake City Medical Center. He
was born June 2, 1938 to Jewel
Louise Nix and Eugene Douglas
McMahel in Jacksonville.
Gene is survived by brothers
Wallace McMahel of Fernan-
dina Beach, 'Wayne McMahel
of Taylor and Dale McMahel
of St. George; sisters Laverne
Goodman of St. George, An-
nette Hicks of Macclenny and
Sue Small of Whitehouse; sev-
eral nieces, nephews and other
relatives.
The funeral services was on
June 20, 2008 at 4:00 pm in
the Chapel of Shepard Funeral
Home in Folkston, Ga. with Rev.
Paul Hale officiating. Burial fol-
lowed at St. George Cemetery.

Clyde Newmans,

87,ofMacclenny
Mr. Clyde Newmans, 87, of
Macclenny died Friday July 4,
2008. He
was born
November
.21, 1920
in Glen St.
Mary to the
late John
and Pen-
cie Bryant
Newmans.
He loved to
garden and
fish, and
always put Mr. Newmans
others first
by providing food from his gar-
den or lending a helping hand.
Mr. Newmans attended
Christian Fellowship Temple
and retired after 24 years as a
gardener with the civil service at
Cecil Field. He was predeceased
by his parents; brother Claude
Newmans; sisters Myrtice Gal-
loway, Lizzie Warrens and Edna
Rhoden.
He is survived by children
Rachel (Robie) Robertson, Jan-
ice (Jerry) Davis, John New-
mans and James (Peggy) New-
mans; sisters Mable Pittman and
Edith Nipper; 16 grandchildren,
24 great-grandchildren and two
great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held
July 8 at 11:00 am at his church
with Pastor David Thomas of-
ficiating. Arrangements were by
V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Ser-
vices. Please visit www.vtodd-
ferreira.com to sign the guest
book.


In Memory
of
Bonnie Jean Payne
11/6/64-7/6/07
The light of a distant star con-
tinues to reach the earth long
after the star itself is gone. In
the same way, your light and
your love continue to shine in
our hearts. Thanking god for
your life and remembering you
with much love.
HUSBAND CHRIS PAYNE
BROTHERS STEVE AND ROBIN RAY
JEFF AND ELAINE RAY
DAVID AND PRISCILLA RAY
SISTER TINA RAY MURRAY


Joe Raulerson,

was a steamfitter.
Joe David Raulerson, 50,
of Jacksonville died on July 4,
2008. Mr. Raulerson was born to
Eueline Hardman Raulerson and
the late Elver Lamar Raulerson
on February
24, 1958.
He was a
resident of '
Jackson-
ville for
the last 30
years and
worked as a
steamfitter
for Local
Union 234.
Joe loved Mr. Raulerson
fishing, rac-
ing and golfing.
Mr. Raulerson is survived by
mother Eueline H. Raulerson;
brother Martin L. Raulerson;
sister Sharon Grubb, all of Jack-
sonville; three nephews.
A graveside service was held
on July 9 at 11:00 am at Mace-
donia Cemetery in Macclenny
with Elder David Crews offici-
ating. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral
Services was in charge of ar-
rangements. Visit www.vtodd-
ferreira.com to sign the family's
guest book.


Buddy Solomons,

38, ofMaxville dies
Buddy Solomons, 38, of
Maxville died on Friday, July 4,
2008 after a lengthy and coura-
geous battle with diabetes and
kidney disease. He was born
September 19, 1969 to the late
Sollie Solomons III and the for-
mer Dorothy Padgett.
Mr. Solomons is survived by
sisters Ellen (Donnie) Coleman
and Carolyn (JR) Higginbo-
tham, both of Maxville; brother
Sollie (Marsha) Solomons of
Maxville; numerous family
and friends who will miss him
greatly, but will rejoice again
with him one day in Heaven.
He served the Lord for 30 years
after receiving Christ as his per-
sonal savior at the age of eight.
As a member of the First Baptist
Church of Maxville, he loved to
play the piano, sing and serve
the Lord. Buddy's last song was
heard Sunday night, June 29. It
was his testimony, "Lord, I Want
To Be A Blessing To Someone
Today," and to all who knew
him he truly was a blessing and
inspiration.
The funeral service was
held at 2:00 pm on July 7 at his
church with Revs. Ricky Miracle
and Roscoe Thomas officiating.
Interment followed at Jackson-
ville Memory Gardens, Orange
Park. Pallbearers included Joey
Nolan, Dale Tinsley, Ed Mc-
Creary, Ben Crenshaw, Gerald
Taylor and Roger North. Prest-
wood Funeral Home, Baldwin,
was in charge of arrangements.
Sign the gdest book at www.
prestwoodfuneralhome.com.


In Memory
of
Brantley K. Johns
"Bubba"
1964-2005


Do not stand at my grave and
weep, I'am not there; I do not
sleep. I am a thousand winds
that blow, I am the diamond
glints on snow, I am the sun on
ripened grain, I am the gentle
autumn rain. When you awaken
in the morning's hush, I am
the swift uplifting rush of quiet
birds in circled flight. I am the
soft stars that shine at night. Do
not stand at my grave and cry, I
am not there; I did not die.
This is what we know Brant
would say to us. We want him to
know we will always love and
remember him.
LOVE,
HIS FAMILY


In Loving Memory
of
Raymond Dopson
3/14/35-7/11/06





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First Baptist Church

GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA
"A Beacon to Sunday School 9:45 AM
Baker County" Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM

259-6977
Dr. Randy Williams, Senior Pastor
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor









Since 1965, Bill Guerry has been assisting families in
their most difficult time. Guerry Funeral Home is proud
to serve the people of Baker County.


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GUERRY
FUNERAL HOME

420 E. Macclenny Ave.
U.S. 90 East, Macclenny
904.259.2211


Revival July 16-18
7:30 pm Nightly
Wednesday Rev. Bobby Griffin
Thursday Rev. James Croft
Friday Rev. Bobby McKenzie


Saturday, July 19
Fish Fry 5:00 pm Gospel Sing 7:00 pm
Featured Singers
Southern Joy and Back Woods Boys

Everyone Welcome
Rev. Wayne Williams, Pastor
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Legal Notices


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2008-0037-CA


IN RE: GENE HARVEY, as
TAX COLLECTOR OF
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA

NOTICE OF ACTION
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 Property 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
charges.
YOU WILL BE DISMISSED AS A PARTY TO
THIS ACTION WITHOUT ANY COURT APPEAR-
ANCE BY YOU IF YOU PAY SAID DELINQUENT
TAXES OWED BY YOU AND COSTS TO THE TAX
-COLLECTOR AT: 32 North 5th St., MACCLENNY,
FLORIDA, 32063,.PRIOR TO THE FINAL HEARING
SCHEDULED IN THIS MATTER.
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 10:10 a.m. before the Honor-
able Mark W. Moseley, Circuit Judge, at which time"
yo"u or your attorney niay resent 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.
LIST OF DEFENDANTS
1.06-5001805
FIBERSTEAM CARPET CLEANING
c/o Doug Law
6166 Adams Rd.
Macclenny, FL 32063
2.06-5005480
PERFERRED CAPITAL INC.
Attn: Tax Dept.
'6860 W. Snowville Rd.
Brecksville, OH 44141
3.06-5002003
FOREVER TAN CANDLES & GIFTS
c/o Forever Tan Inc.
795 South 6th St.
Macclenny, FL 32063
4.06-5002585
HI-TECH AUTOMOTIVE
480 West Macclenny Ave.
Macclenny, FL 32063
5.06-5003161
LEDFORD ENTERPRISES
c/o Tommy Ledford
10841 Mudlake Rd.
Glen St. Mary, FL 32040
6.06-5006944
G & B TIMBER, Inc.
c/o Barbara Griffis
P.O. Box 128
Olustee, FL 32072
7.06-5003285
MACCLENNY LIQUORS, Inc.
d/b/a TRU-DOR Liquors, Inc.
303 W. Macclenny Ave.
Macclenny, FL 32063
8.06-5007061
BUDDY & SUSAN MARTIN
570 Heritage Crossing
Macclenny, FL 32063
9.06-7005834
COMMERCIAL METALS CO.
Attn: Walter Knight
P.O. Box 1046
Dallas, TX 75221


R/1 Q-7/1


AL FRASER,
As CLERK OF THE COURT
BY: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
Notice is hereby given that the Board of County
Commissioners of Baker County, Florida, will con-
duct a public hearing and adoption of the proposed
Ordinance whose title herein after appears, to be
heard Monday, July 21, 2008 commencing at 6:00
pm, at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida
32063. A copy of the proposed Ordinance may
be inspected by any member of the public at the
office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the Baker
County Courthouse in Macclenny, Florida. On the
date above mentioned, all interested parties may
appear and be heard with respect to this proposed
Ordinance.
ORDINANCE NO. 2008-
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
AUTHORIZING THE CHARGING OF FEES FOR THE
COST OF PROVIDING'CERTAIN EMERGENCY AND
RESCUE SERVICES WITHIN BAKER COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AS AUTHORIZED BY SECTION 9 OF
CHAPTER 191, LAWS OF FLORIDA, PROVIDING
SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
7/10-7/17


State of Florida
Department of Environmental Protection
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
The Department announces receipt of an appli-
cation for a permit from Ms. Sharon Collins, autho-
rized agent, Biological Research Associates, 3905
Crescent Park Dr., Riverview, FL 33578, to create a
2082 acre mitigation bank known as the JC Marsh
Mitigation Bank. The mitigation plan includes the
restoration or enhancement and preservation of on-
site flatwoods, marsh, and swamp communities to
earn credits with the potential to offset impacts to
wetland resources within the service area. Restora-
tion and enhancement will be accomplished by the
removal of inappropriate vegetation, establishment
of prescribed fires, and enhancement of hydrologic
connections and patterns by removing portions of
roads and replacing culverts with low water cross-
ings. This project is located in Sections 28-30, 32
and 33 of Township 1 North, Range 17 East, Colum-
bia County, and has a proposed mitigation service
area incorporating portions of Baker, Columbia,
Hamilton and Suwannee Counties.
The application (#02888852-001) is being pro-
cessed and is available for public Inspection during
normal, business, hours at the Department's Office
of Submerged Lands and Environmental Resourc-
es, Twin Towers Building, 2600 Blair Stone Road,
MS 2500, Tallahassee, FL, 32399-2400.
7/10
HIGGINBOTHAM'S TOWING & RECOVERY
P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicles will be sold at public
auction at Higginbotham's Towing & Recovery, US
9f West, Glkt St. Mary, FL, 32040.

July 25, 2008 at 10:00 am:
2005 Susuki Forenza
VIN #KL5JD56Z15K103327
2001 Ford Ranger
VIN #1FTYR10D41PB27411

August 1,2008 at 10:00 am:
2000 Dodge Intrepid
VIN #2B3HD46R4YH177874
7/10
II/0- InBAKLI CUUNIT
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Public Notice
The Baker County Board of Commissioners
Grants Department will be holding an Affordable
Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) meeting on
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. This meet-
ing will be held in the Baker County Commission
Chambers located at 55 North Third Street, Mac-
clenny, Florida 32063. The Public is invited.
7/10
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2008-DR-0039
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF:
JAMES THOMAS WHEATON,
Husband,
And
DONNELL TISH WHEATON,
Wife,

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: DONNELL TISH WHEATON

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
2909 N.E. 57TH AVENUE, #36
VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON 98661
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition for Dis-
solution of Marriage has been filed against you.
You are required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to the action on the Husband's
attorney whose name and address is Hugh D. Fish,
Jr. at P.O. Box 531, Macclenny, Florida 32063, on
or before August 10, 2008, and file the original
with the Clerk of the Court, either before service on
the petitioner's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a Final Judgement of Dissolution of
Marriage will be entered to the relief demanded in
the petition.
WITNESS my hand and Seal of this Court on
this 7 day of July, 2008.
AIlFraser*
As Clerk of the Court
By: Katie Kennedy
Deputy Clerk
7/10-7/17
M & S MINI-STORAGE
127 Lowder Street South
Macclenny, Florida 32063
Phone: 259-6682
The following units containing such property
as furniture, household goods, etc., will be sold at
public auction on July 22, 2008 at 2:00 pm to pay
back rent. Tenant has up until the time of the sale
to satisfy back rent.
#44 Robin Ruise
#48 Tosha Coleman
#56 Dorthy Church
#68 Cassandra Gaskins
#73,46-75 James Forsyth
7/10-7/17
SECUR-STOR MINI-STORAGE
6909 South State Road 121
Macclenny, Florida 32063
Phone: 259-1947
The following unit containing such property
as furniture, household goods, etc., will be sold
at public auction on July 19, 2008 at noon to pay
back rent. Tenant has up until the time of the sale
to satisfy back rent.
#14 Sharon Bryant
7/10-7/17


NOTICE OF PROPOSED RESOLUTION
OF THE BAKER COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
CLOSING E.M. SPENCE ROAD
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the proposed
Resolution, whose title hereinafter appears, will be
brought up for reading on Monday, July 21, 2008,
at the meeting of the Baker County Board of County
Commissioners, commencing at 6:00 p.m., in the
County Administration Building located at 55 N 3rd
Street, Macclenny, Florida. A copy of said resolu-
tion may be inspected by any member of the pub-
lic at the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Baker County in the Baker County Courthouse in
Macclenny Florida. On the date above mentioned,
all interested parties may appear and be heard with
respect to this proposed resolution.
RESOLUTION NUMBER 2008-
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA,
PURSUANT TO SECTION 336.10 FLORIDA STAT-
UTES; DISCLAIMING OWNERSHIP INTEREST
AND CLOSING AN EXISTING ROAD KNOWN AS
E.M. SPENCE ROAD; RETURNING SAID ROAD
TO ACREAGE; AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF
A QUITCLAIM DEED WITH REGARDS TO THE RE-
LATED RIGHT OF WAY; PROVIDING DIRECTIONS
TO THE COUNTY MANAGER; AND PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
7/10-7/17


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
Notice is hereby given that the Board of County
Commissioners of Baker County, Florida, will con-
duct a public hearing and adoption of the proposed
Ordinance whose title herein after appears, to be
heard Monday, July 21, 2008 commencing at 6:00
pm, at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida
32063. A copy of the proposed Ordinance may
be inspected by any member of the public at the
office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the Baker
County Courthouse in Macclenny, Florida. On the
date above mentioned, all interested parties may
appear and be heardttfttreSpeit to thispeoposed
Ordinace. ,. .. ;.,
ORDINANCE NO. 2008-
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORI-
DA ADOPTING PERMITTING PROCEDURES FOR
ELECTRICAL SERVICE INSTALLATIONS, TO PRO-
TECT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, AND PROP-
ERTY FROM SUBSTANDARD ELECTRICAL SER-
VICE INSTALLATION, PROVIDING DEFINITIONS,
PROVIDING REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL
SERVICE PERMITS, PROVIDING EXEMPTIONS,
PROVIDING PENALTIES, PROVIDING SEVERABIL-
ITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
7/10-7/17
STATE OF .FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND
BAKER COUNTY
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT
IN COMPLIANCE
DOCKET NO. 08-D1-NOI-0201-(A)-(I)
The Department gives notice of its intent to
find the Amendment to the Comprehensive Plan
for Baker County, adopted by Ordinance No. 2008-
24 on May 19, 2008 IN COMPLIANCE, pursuant to
Sections 163.3184, 163.3187 and 163.3189, FS.
The adopted Baker County Comprehensive
Plan Amendment and the Department's Objections,
Recommendations and Comments Report, (if any),
are available for public inspection Monday through
Friday, except for legal holidays, during normal
business hours, at the Baker County Planning and
Zoning Department, 81 North 3rd Street, Macclen-
ny, Florida 32063.
Any affected person, as defined in Section
163.3184, F.S., has a right to petition for an admin-
istrative hearing to challenge the proposed agency
determination that the Amendment to the Baker
County Comprehensive Plan is In Compliance, as
defined in Subsection 163.3184(1), ES. The peti-
tion must be filed within twenty-one (21) days after
publication of this notice, and must include all of
the information and contents described in Uniform
Rule 28-106.201, FA.C. The petition must be filed
with the Agency Clerk, Department of Community
Affairs, 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-2100, and a copy mailed or delivered
to the local government. Failure to timely file a peti-
tion shall constitute a waiver of any right to request
an administrative proceeding as a petitioner under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, ES. If a petition is
filed, the purpose of the administrative hearing will
be to present evidence and testimony and forward a
recommended order to the Department. If no peti-
tion is filed, this Notice of Intent shall become final
agency action.
-If a petition is filed, other affected persons may
petition for leave to intervene in the proceeding. A
petition for intervention must be filed at least twenty
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participate in the administrative hearing.
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person who is made a party to the proceeding
by filing that request with the administrative law
judge assigned by the Division of Administrative
Hearings. The choice of mediation shall not af-
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Sports


Young ladies warm up at the new complex in front of the batting cages.
PHOTo BY CHUCK NICHOIS


Pictured from left are Coach Jason Knabb; Ashton Adkins, Kylie Holton, 'Tera Roddenberry, Branda Jarvis, Madison Knabb,
Mackenzie Wingard, Genie Taylor, Sydney Albino, Clara Harvey, Jennifer Hodges, and Coach Clay Adkins.
PHOTO BY CHUCK NICHOLS


Girl All-Stars roll to District 11


title; on to sectionals on


BY CHUCK NICHOLS
Press Staff
A well-coached and talented
group of young ladies won Baker
County's first Girls Little League
District 11 Championship July 3,
going undefeated throughout the
tournament and finishing with a
5-0 victory against St. Augus-
tine.
In the District title game, 8
of ten girls on the Major League
team got base hits at least once.
Coach Clay Adkins said that sta-
tistic and the wins "came from
the hard work, consistent prac-
tice and dedication the girls have
shown... If we continue with that
work ethic, I believe we'll see the
same result in the sectionals."
The effort advances the girls
into the SecfditiaF State Tottf-
nament, another first for Baker


County. Our District 11 Cham-
pions will square off against
District 19 July 12 at 10:00 am
in Debary, Fla.
S In other Little League girls
softball, the 9-10 year old team
lost its championship, the Junior
team, ages 13-14, lost their first
game 8-0 against a tough St. Au-
Sgustine team. They played July
8 against Callahan at the Baker
County Softball Complex, but
results were unavailable at press
time.
The Girls Senior team, age
14-16, was knocked out of the
Tournament by San Mateo on
July 7.
In boys Little League tourna-
ment action, the 9-10 year old
team played valiantly through
the loser's bracket but was-up-
ended by their nemesis, Navy


12


Ortega League (NOL).
Despite winning three of
their five tournament games, the
second loss to NOL ended their
dream of a district title.
The 11-year-old boys, coached
by Freddie Bell and Scott Noles,
won their first district tourna-
ment game 8-7 July 7 against
NOL. They played again July
8 against San Mateo in Arling-
ton. Those results were also not
available by press time.
The Major team, age 12, was
put out of their tournament after
dropping their first two games.
The 13- to 14-year-old team
lost their first game 8-0 to Saint
Augustine and played July 8
against San Mateo. Game results
werp,unavailablIp., 1
- The Senior team's quest end-
ed at the hands of San Mateo, 8-
5 on July 7.
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FAT LADY
Bob Gerard

What a week for Spain!
First, they win the European
soccer championships for the
first time in 44 years, and then
Rafael Nadal defeats Roger Fe-
derer for the Wimbledon title,
becoming the first Spaniard in 42
to hoist the gold trophy.
Nadal did so in a match al-
ready being called an epic. With
darkness settling over center
court, Nadal, who had Federer
on the ropes and was unable to
deliver the killing blow, finally
outlasted his Swiss opponent.
It was an amazing final. Nadal
won the first two sets 4-6, 4-6,
but a rain delay allowed Federer,
the best tennis player of this gen-
eration and one of the best of all
time, to rally. Federer came back
to win the next two sets 7-6, 7-
6 and push the fifth and decisive
set to 7-6.
But Nadal rallied back and
went ahead 8-7. At 9:15 with of-
ficials set to call the game at 9:30
due to darkness, he made two re-
markable passing shots to defeat
Federer. He collapsed in a heap
on the grass and then proceeded
to climb no, really climb, into
the stands to hug his father and
uqcle. He then made his way
across the awning to the royal
box where he hugged the Prince
and Princess of Spain.
Through it all, Federer was a
picture of class. This was a big
final for Federer, who has won
five straight men's finals. Sitting
in the royal box watching was the
only other man to achieve such a
feat, Bjorn Borg. Borg, who has
never been particularly happy
that Federer was closing in on
his title, sat stony-faced as the
elegant Swiss player came back
again and again. He retained his
serious demeanor after Nadal
won the match, but was probably


jumping up and down on the in-
side.
Nadal, who had watched the
Euro finals from the Wimbledon
clubhouse last weekend as his
compatriots defeated Germany
1-0, grabbed a Spanish flag from
the stands.
Certainly, this will be another
excuse for the Spaniards to party
all night in Madrid, Barcelona,
Sevilla, and throughout the Ibe-
rian Peninsula. For the time be-
ing Spain is the sporting capital
of the world.
When I wasn't watching ten-
nis, I've tuned into the Olym-
pic trials. Michael Phelps has
been ... well ... Michael Phelps.
He has qualified to compete in
eight events in Beijing and Ka-
tie Hoffs was just as impressive
on the women's side of the pool,
qualifying in five events.
But Dana Torres was the story
of the qualifying. Torres, who at
41 is trying to qualify to take part
in her fifth Olympics, not only
qualified in the 100 meters and
50 meter freestyle, she did so in
style by setting a new Ameri-
can record. Torres is swimming
against girls less than half her
age and blowing them out of the
water. I'm not a swimming fan,
but that can get me excited about
Beijing.
**S000* S0 aa* **a


BY CHUCK NICHOLS
Press Staff


While this may be the first
year that the District 11 Little
League Softball Tournament
has been held in Macclenny, it is
clear that the complex, field and
staff were more than prepared.
Over the past five months Da-
vid Crummey, Donald Combs,
Clay Adkins, Jr., Darrell Fin-
ley and Shane Baldwin have
taken the lead in transforming a
league and a softball facility to
handle the largest tournament in
the district with ease.
Special donations were given
by the Baker County Commis-
sion, City of Macclenny and
Country Federal Credit Union.
Mr. Crummy, who is vice
president of Little League and
heads up the girls' softball pro-
gram, is appreciative and proud
when he addresses the transfor-
mation.
!! "My first order ofi business
in January was to upgrade the
facilities," he said. "I wanted to
make sure that the girls had ev-
ery available tool to better them-
selves. I believe kids feel ap-
preciated when they see things
being done for their benefit."
That philosophy combined
with the funding, effort and
sweat of the aforementioned


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group and others resulted in 260
girls playing softball in the Mac-
clenny Little League this year.
Changes to the massive com-
plex included two new pitching
machines, new batting cages
and hitting stations, protective
netting over the stands, four new
bull pens for pitchers, air condi-
tioning in the concession stands,
new wireless scoreboards, new
signage and shelters, bathroom
upgrades and a series of field
improvements.
From a personal standpoint,
it is just a treat to watch a game
here.
The upgraded facilities are
immediately apparent. Games
are announced over the P.A. sys-
tems, a thrill for the players, and
the scoreboards are easy to see
and accurate. A sprinkler system


is used between games to keep
the fields true and the dust down.
The food is great and the netting
keeps spectators from dropping
everything to dodge a foul ball.
Shade can be found almost any-
where from the shade tents. More
importantly, the player facilities
are outstanding. From workout
to warm up to game play, every-
thing the players could want or
need is there.
This facility represents this
community well and gives the
children of Baker County a first
class place to play. The improve-
ments drew many compliments
from visiting teams from around
the area. Thanks to all involved
with the transformation of the
fields, the league and our youth.


AII-Star Grand S4m0
July 1, 2008"
Congratulations to Logan Kish on .
hitting his first home run, a grand
slam, while playing for the Baker
County 10 year old All-Star team.

Also, congratulations to the entire
team for a great run through the
tournament. They did an outstand-
ing job representing Baker County
athletics.



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Saturday, August 2nd Tuesday, August 5
Thursday, August 7
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Final Sign-Up on Saturday, August 9
8:00 am till??

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August 2,2008
8:30 am until
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Pickup applications from:
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party? Great specials in July! Contact record, dependable with good work
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Seven piece girls canopy bedroom set,
excellent condition, $800 OBO. 912-
843-8297. 7/10p
Green peanuts for sale Valencia $30 a
bushel, 386-752-3434. 7/3-7/31 p
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
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
Two unfinished entrtaipment towers,,
one is oak, one is pine, paid $350 for'
the oak, will sell for $200, paid $250
for pine will sell for $100. Tracie 545-
7576. 7/10p
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
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.
5/1tfc




1992 Nissan Stanza, low miles on fac-
tory 4 cylinder engine and transmis-
sion, cold air $1,800. 571-0913.7/10p
2001 CBR-RR 929, only 14,000 miles
$5,500. 251-5101. 7/10p
2008 Sliverado, four year lease $284/
month. 259-3067. 7/10p
1996 Chevy Caprice Classic 90,450
miles, V8, automatic with overdrive,
new brakes, power windows, power
door locks, power antenna, power
trunk, 'A/C, AM/FM cassette, towing
package never used, clean, 21 mpg.
$3950. Call (904) 707-6645. 7/10p




Affordable dental/medical benefits, save
30-80% on most services, no limits,
paperwork, or pre-existing conditions,
starting at $19.95/month. Includes vi-
sion, prescription and chiropractic.
www.mybenefitsplus.com/40608673
or 626-1324. 7/10p
Babysitting in my home, all ages 6:00
am until ? Monday-Friday near 125 &
127. 838-2287. 7/10-8/7p


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Property Manager, part-time, section
eight experience required, good pay
and benefits. Fax resume 259-8950 or
email ram380@comcast.net 5/22tfc


or a full-
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Charlton VNS has an opening f
time registered nurse for the
County area. Great benefit pack
Amanda Anderson to set up
view 1-800-446-9116.
Fuel desk cashiers, variable
competitive starting pay with
training provided. Contact Russ
266-4281 ext. 13 or email ta12
risholdings.com
Local home care agency seeki
RN, OT and a full-time PT. Pie
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Moving sale, vehicle, appliances, elec-
ronics, furniture, just a few, but nice
items, everything must sell. 259-3961.
7/10p
Looking for a responsible adult to baby
sit? I provide child care in my home on
week days, nights, or weekends. Call
Tracie at 545-7576. 7/10p
Do you have a junk car or truck to sell
or haul off. Call 259-7968. 1/10tfc
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. 2/13tfc
Avon independent sales representative,
call,for sales information, brochures,
fund raising, and business opportuni-
ties. Tracie A. Hodges, independent
sales representative. 545-7576. 7/10p
Roommate wanted, 4 BR, 2 BA, $350/
month. 904-408-1055. 7/10p




Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
Chihuahua puppy, 10 week old male,
rare brindle $250. 904-674-9729.
7/10Op
Blue Pitbull puppies, P.O.P. $300. 904-
408-1055. 7/10-7/17p




Please help! Missing Cairn Terrier,
looks like "ToTo", 11 years old, limps on.
left back leg. Last seen 7/4 in Glenwood
neighborhood. Our five year old daugh-
ter'misteSg d itn desperately. Please call
George With any information. 904-653-
2363 or 904-509-6012. $Reward$
7/10Op
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.
7/3-7/10p




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advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
'weight loss products, health products.
While the newspaper uses reasonable
discretion in deciding on publication of
such ads, it takes no responsibility as to
the truthfulness of claims. Respondents
should use caution and common sense
before sending any money or making other
commitments based on statements and/or
promises; demand specifics in writing. You
can also call the Federal Trade Commission
at 1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot
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edge of accounts payable and. pay-
roll. MS Office, Quickbooks and cash
handling experience preferred. Ability
to adapt, multi-task and be a team
player a must. Pay commensurate with
experience. $8.00-$10.00 hr. Please
mail resumes to 101 East Macclenny
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fax to 904-259-6394. 7/10-7/17c
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Just reduced, $118,000 to
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~ borough Lane '2 mile past James Britt Road, C.
23C.


Friday 8:00 am-noon, 121 N. before Steelbrid
Road on right. Clothes and a little bit of everything.


Friday 9:00 am-? Storage sale, Dixie Mini #170, 8th Street behi
Chevron. No early birds please.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 230 West Minnesota Avenu
Priced to sell, baby toys, clothes and bedding, books, toys, compi
er parts, holiday decorations, misc. home decor, small appliance
dishes and much more.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-? 125 N. 12 miles, left on Shepa
Lane, end of Lane. Dining set, cherry oval table, six chairs, buf
and china cabinet $500, boys clothes 2T-5T, 10-12, toys, womer
clothes medium-extra large.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-4:00 pm, 455 E. Mclver Avenue, Ma
clenny. Too much to mention, new and used items'.
Friday & Saturday. 7:00 am-1:00 pm, 7349 West Madison Street
Glen St. Mary. Big sale.
Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 211 W. Michigan Avenue. Toys to a
tiques. Multi family
Saturday 9:00 am-?, 576 Timber Lane, size 1, 2, 5 teen clothe
men's tools.
Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 1250 S. 5th Street. Three family
Saturday 8:00 am-3:00 pm, Nice indoor yard sale at the Council
Aging building. Come hungry because we will be selling breakfa
lunch and tea. If you have something nice to donate, please drop
off at 101 E. Macclenny Avenue.
Saturday 8:00 am-noon, 481 North Boulevard East. Former Bed
Breakfast items, microwave, bedding, glassware and more. Mu
family
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am-2:00 pm, 13821 Cedar Creek Driv
Sanderson. Lots of everything.


3 BR, 2,BAbrick home w/1576SFheat.
ed on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all electric
appliances, $190,000. Please call 813-
1580. (21GFO). 3/1Otfc
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
Reduced forquicksale, OtisYarborough
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
4/1 Otfc heated on acre in Macclenny, all elec-
tric appliances, $210,000. 813-1580
$98,500 (18GFO). 4/10tfc


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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
9.39 acres 1 mile north of Sanderson
on CR 229. $103,500. Owner financing
available. 904-813-1580. 1/10tfc

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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, V/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.
7/3-7/1O0p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, with front
and back porch on one acre in Glen.
$68,000. 259-4183. 7/10-7/17p


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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-
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140 acres, one mUe road frontage,
$6,000 per acre. 259-8028.6/26-7/17c

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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.
4 BR, 2 BA frame house "close' to
Keller Intermediate School on city lot,
$89,000. 904-697-7258. 7/10c
One acre on Steelbridge Road $20,000,
owner financing with 20% down. 904-
334-3361. 7/3-7/1 Op
All brick 2306 SF 4 BR, 2 BA,
$259,9,00 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


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, July 10, 2008 Page 12


3 BR, 2 BA brick home with 1721 SF
heated on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all elec-
tric appliances, $180,000. Call 813-1580
(8WE). 5/10tfc
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
F.S.B.O. Beautiful five acres off Otis
Yarborough Road, cleared and ready for
your home, $170,000. 259-9551.
7/10-7/17p
3/ acre on Estate Street at entrance
to Macclenny II, $49,900. Guaranteed
financing with 10% down. 904-219-
0480. 2/7tfc
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit II, 2 large
lot $65,000 each, 1 lot @ $55,000. Owner
financing available. 904-813-1580.
1/10tfc





2 BR, 1 BA mobile home in Glen St. Mary
area, $150 weekly, no deposit. 904-910-
5434 or Nextel beep 160*132311*2.
7/10c
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. 7/10Oc
3 BR, 1 BA home on 2 acre lot in
Sanderson, all electric appliances, vinyl
flooring, $750 security deposit, $750/
month. No indoor pets. 259-3343.
6/26tfc
3 BR, 11/2 BA brick house on large city
lot $900/month, no inside pets, first and
last months deposit required. Jason
259-8185 or 591-1910.
7/10-7/17p
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 BA singlewide on V2 acre pri-
vate lot. References required, no pets
or smoking, $650/month, $500 deposit.
259-5853. 7/10-7/17p
3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes, no pets,
garbage pickup, water & yard mowing
provided, $385-$585. 912-843-8118.
7/5tfc
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
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home in black bottom


area, $250/weekly, no deposit. 904-910-
5434 or Nextel beep 160*132311*2.
7/10c
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, central H/A,
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. 6/19-7/1O0p
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home, $400/month,
$200 deposit. 891-4053. 7/10-7/17p
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. 3/17tfc
2 BR, 1 BA house in Sanderson. All
appliances included, outside pets wel-
come. $750/month. 904-334-4860.
7/10-7/17p
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. 7/1 Op





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"2008" 28x56, 3 BR, 2 BA Fleetwood,
upgraded kitchen package, walk-in pantry,
crown molding, only $38,900. 259-8028.
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glass door, side by side refrigerator, dish-
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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! $775,000QUALITY &
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
ADVENTURES AWAIT MLS#'431975 Purchase
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
backyard, insulated windows & an excellent price!
$79,900
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. $180,000
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
LEAVE THE CITY BEHIND MLS# 398092 See your
new beginnings in this 7.50 acres, peace and quiet,
zoped for mobile homes or houses. $89,000


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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 3car garage, landscaped beautifully, 2
fireplaces, wet bar, covered front & back porches, Pecan trees
and stoked fish pond. $699,000
VACANT, VACANT, VACANT MLS# 436747 LAND Ho! Move
onto this 46.17acre piece in Glen St. Mary. $330,000
A GREAT PLACE TO WRITE YOUR STORY- MLS# 404397 A
place to make your own; great bungalow, 2/1 1,091sf, new
vinyl siding & porches, 2 story, corner lot, just over 1 acre &
more! $90,000
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- MIS# 397003 Ideal commercial property
in interstate, property can be purchased for the asking price
orfirst parcel at $2.75 sf. Sellerwill also consider build to site.
Call for more info $3,500,000
SIMPLY ADORABLE SIMPLYYOU MLS# 406637 2 Story
stucco home w/3br/2ba & 1,696sf, enjoy your own garden
tub w/Jacuzzi, dining room, Irg storage shed for projects &
mature Oak trees. $163,000
HOME ON THE RANGE? MLS# 400516 Property is
completely fenced w/wooden privacy & chain link; Home is
4/3 2,061sf, all brick & includes bonus room, in-ground pool
w/decking for summer fun! $255,900


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FORMER MODEL MLS# 421513 Upgrades architecturally;
take a look at this 3/2 w/1,744sf, crown molding, chair rail,
porcelain tile and floating wood floor. More to see! $257,000
MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE MLS# 395751 All
brick custom home featuring 3BR/2BA & 2,928sf, on .50acre,
perfectly manicured landscaping, solar heating, in-ground
pool, detached 1 car garage/wkshop; just too much to list
here. $320,000
FOLOW THE ROAD MLS# 435375 Make it "yellow"!
Established Ranch located on 61 of the most beautiful acres
this county has to offer, zoned agricultural, 6 chicken houses
40'X500; several different pastures. $1,062,000
5 ACRES W/COUNTRY ATMOSPHERE- MLS# 395644 Ready
to move in, 3BR/2BA & 1,512sf, 5.35acres, close to 1-10,1994
well maintained mobile home w/deck off back. $125,000
CLEARED PROPERTY MLS# 439504 28.54acres on paved
road frontage, cleared land for your home, horses & cows.
Zoned 1 home per 7.5acres, sellers willing to consider
splitting acreage. $399,900
COMPLETELY REMODELED MLS# 428225 Perfect for
you on over 2 acres, great covered front & back porches for
lounging away those hot summer days; 4BR/2BA & 1,782sf,
textured walls & ceilings, workshop & shed. $139,000
20 ACRE PARCEL MLS# 439547 Lots of trees, a natural
spring & creek that runs through the property, zoned for
horses, front porch, 2 car garage & a Bonus room on 2nd floor.
Call to see today. $499,900
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TIM E By Joey Shook


OUTDOORS)


Two new outdoorsmen entered the world the week of Independence Day 2008..
On July 1 Elijah Matthew Moore checked in at five pounds, fifteen ounces. On July
3 Bradley Oliver Cooper made his debut at seven pounds, six ounces. Readers
of Time Out(doors) will recognize these two guys from my last column. They are
my and my buddy Al Romeu's first grandsons. They already own Red Rider BB
guns. Alfred Romeu
My last column dealt with the bonds that we form with fellow sportsmen. I
had intended to segue that topic into a column delving into the way that our bonds with our children
are enriched when we introduce them to the outdoors. That is still the plan, but given my understandable preoccupation
for the past week or so, it will have to be done in the next installment.
AND I NEED YOUR HELP.
I want to address that subject using your and your children' stories; your neighbors' and their children' stories;
people who read The Baker County Press's stories. The photos printed here are examples, and I reiterate that hunting
and fishing are not the only activities of interest. Tell me about whatever you do outdoors with your kids: Hiking, RVing,
Camping, ATVing, pleasure boating...

Al and I have a history of experiencing similar life events at about the same time. In
S1993 Al's-son, Alfred, then ten years old, took his first buck at our club in South Caro-
lina. A few weeks later, my daughter, Maggie, thirteen, took her first deer, a doe near the
same spot. Alfred and Maggie both had lesser deer at closer ranges, but opted for two
hundred yard shots at bigger deer.

The last Time Out(doors) documented James Haley's 60 pound wahoo. (Note Al's son-
in-law Neil fighting a huge fish in the background.) I helped James' brother John, then
age 12, call this nice Rio Grande gobbler, his first, at their ranch at Canadian, Texas in
April, 2005.
Time and space will not allow in depth stories about these pictures, but if you have r
read this column the past, you get my drift. Contact me with your stories and pictures at
timeoutdoors@hotmail.com or 655 5073.
James Haiey


Late June


land sales


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, July 10, 2008 Page 13



RICH LAURAMORE

CONSTRUCTION, INC.
Custom Homes Additions Remodels
259-4893 ** 904-403-4781 cell.
5960 Lauramore Rd., Macclenny, FL 32063
RR License No. 282811470


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SThe following land trans-
actions were recorded in the
:Baker County courthouse in late
:June. Values are derived from
:documentary stamps. Many
:descriptions are by S(ection)
:T(ownship) R(ange). If acreage
:or price are not listed, none were
indicated in the documents.

Drees Homes Of Florida Inc
to Mt Zion New Congregational
;Methodist Church Inc in ROLL-
ING MEADOWS LOT 121,
':$173,900 .
Dyer, Billy W to Dyer, Tony W
-in 8-3S-21E, $10
Dyer, Cheryl to Dyer, Tony in
;6-7-3S-21E, $10
Saavedra, Ashleen to Dyer,
:Tony W in 8-3S-21E, $10
SFish, Benjamin Lee to Eckert,
:William R in 31-2S-22E, $0
Eckert, William R to Starling,
'Donnie M in 31-2S-22E, $38,000
SAltman, Claudia to Altman,
:Claudia June in 28-1S-21E, $0
SMaronda Homes Inc Of Flor-
:ida to Moore, Jambe M in CY-
'PRESS POINTE UNIT 2 LOT
:101, $190,525
FLTK Inc to Castleberry, Har-
-old Jr in RIDGE EST LOT 30,
$71,000
Robinson, Everidge Clarence
'to Robinson, Edward Franklin in
:21-3S-19,$0
Blanton, John Daniel III to
:Blanton, Marlene W in HUM-
:MINGBIRD TRAIL LOT 1, $10
Blanton, Marlene W to Ken-
.nedy, Phillip W in HUMMING-
:BIRD TRAIL LOT 1, $66,750
Griffis, Tony Dwight to Rai-
ford Road Church Inc in 8-3S-
:22E, $35,000
S Taylor, Glenn M to Padgett,
IKathy Juanice in TOWN OF
:GLEN ST MARY BK 68,
:$112,000
Raulerson, Lyma to Cristobal,
:Flavio in 29-3S-19E, $0
Hinson, Jessica L to Decause-
:maker Jon R, in 20-1S-21E, $10
SBaumwald, Juanita to Hicks,
Agnes in TOWN OF MACCLEN-
,NY LOT 8 BK 31, $150,000
Crawford, Michael A to Faulk,
Eric S in ALLEN LANDS LOT
:29,30, $35,000
Lee, Mark A to Gray, Chester
P in 31-2S-22, $1,700
FLTK Inc to Castleberry Har-
old Jr in RIDGE EST LOT 30,
$0
Brannen, Billy E to Brannen,
Billy E in 29-3S-19, $0
Norman, Leonard Lee Jr to
Norman, Margaret Aline in 17-
2S-22E, $0
Stewart, Wiliam J to Norman,
-Lonnie Andrew Jr in 12-3S-21E,
:$10
Crews, Jimmie A to Martin,
SAngelia D in E R RHDOEN ADD
:LOT 16,17 BK 8, $139,500
Dodd, Franklin to Floyd, Dav-
-ey Mark in 10-1S-20E, $10


Maggie Shook


John Haley







THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, July 10, 2008 Page 14


Wildcat summer conditioning is heating up


Younger crop ofplayers means more competition for key startingpositions
After a week's vacation it's back to the grind for the Wildcat .
football team as players get ready for the new system. :"
Coach Bobby Johns admitted that it would take a couple of days
to get back into the routine of workouts and practices. But so far, '
he's been happy with the effort that his players have put into their M -'- .
twice-a-day schedule., Fi ]
In comparison with last year, however; this year's team is a little I
behind at this point in summer. "On a scale of 1-10 last year was an '
8 and this year is a 7," estimated Coach Johns.
Despite the drop, he understands why that is happening. His "
team lost a lot of veterans and this year's squad is very young. ,
"We've had to do a lot of things we don't normally do in the
summer because they are so young. We've had to spend time on
conditioning and running," he said.
But, the young freshmen and sophomores are stepping up to the--
challenge. In fact, many of these players will be challenging for
starting spots in Coach
Johns' offense and de-
fense.
"I'll give you an ex-
ample," said Mr. Johns. .
"We've got two return-
ing linebackers who are
having to fight for their a .
positions with a pair of
freshmen. I may. wind
up with four or five re-
ally good kids compet- a n .
ing for those spots."
That level of compe- -
tition warms the heart of ope .-,' Tc ,. hee Givens and Clate Duval run drills during Wildcat summer conditioning. At
any coach. With that sort rtlu Dd,mintv Hogan runs drills.
any coach. With that sort PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON
of depth Coach Johns
can comfortably move play.'" he said. "I guarantee you I'll put my best 11 kids on the field."
people around to dif- Nlr. Johns has increased the difficulty factor of what prospective players are going through
ferent positions where on a daily basis
he has to fill a specific "I1 said that %\ e were down from last year," commented Johns. "One of the reasons is that
need. this a much tougher regimen. I'm having them go through a lot tougher routine this year than
"I can see putting last \ear."
somebody at defensive One thing hes sure of: the harder work will pay off during the season.
end rather than have him ... -..
sit on the bench and not '


Jax Suns


return to


Jacksonville

The Jacksonville Suns return
home with a tempting home
stand in the offing. The Suns are
currently in third place in the
Southern League's South Divi-
sion, just two games off leader
Birmingham and only one game
off second place Mississippi.
The Suns have an even bet-
ter chance of moving closer to
the lead this weekend when they
host Mississippi. The Suns are
currently riding a hot streak and
hope that it will propel them to
victory versus the Braves.
The past week, the Suns were
honored with seven players se-
lected to the Southern League
All Star game. The selection of
the seven Suns players was the
most of any team in the South
Division.
Thursday is Thirsty Thursday
with beers for a buck. There is
also a car show sponsored by
area Chevrolet dealers.
Friday is great fun for the kids.
The zany Zooperstars mascots
will be on the field and roaming
the stands. There will also be a
fireworks display after the game.
On Saturday the first 3000
fans will get a bobblehead of
Suns star Chin-Lung Hu. All
games start at 7:05 pm and tick--
ets can be purchased by calling
358-2846.


SI




Reece Crews, General Sales Manager


"I bought my daughter a
Cadillac $5000 under book value,
GREAT deal"
Joseph Crews from Macclenny


"Experience was GREAT!!
Rhonda was wonderful, we have
purchased numerous vehicles
from Reece"
Debbie Finley from Macclenny


"Good experience, I appreciate it,
they helped me out"
David Bryant from Macclenny


"They helped us out a lot with
our purchase, they were GREAT!"
Berry Register from Glen St. Mary


"Easiest car sell I ever done...
very pleased, they went out of
the way to help."
Stacie Parker from Macclenny


"Great deal, I got the car of my
dreams, great people,
no pressure"
Diana Pounds from Macclenny


Also a special thanks to the following people for their continued support


Wayne Yarborough of Macclenny
Billy & Tammy Miller of Mpccenny
Robert Taylor of Glen St. Mary
Herman Crews of Glen St. Mary
Lori Wiggins of Glen St. Mary
Will Jalbert of Macclenny
Jessica Keamp of Glen St. Mary
Noah Davis of Macclenny
Vincent & Lisa Davis of Macdenny
Virgil Davis of Sanderson
Patti Davis of Sanderson
Brandon Gonzalez of Macclenny
Scott Gonzalez of Macclenny
S Pine Thrift of Sanderson
Cayse Thrift of Sanderson
Pam & Jose Davis of Glen St. Mary


Mr & Mrs. Hendrick of Macclenny
Mr. & Mrs. Sanders of Sanderson
Wayne & Lisa Mobley of Macclenny
Cecil Home of Macclenny
Johnnie Crews of Macclenny
Jordan & Amber Baglin of Sanderson
Brittany & Bobby Barton of Glen St. Mary
Jimmy & Annette Barton of Macclenny
Brett Bennett of Sanderson
Mr. & Mrs. Reeves of Sanderson
Mr. & Mrs. Klotz of Macclenny
Mr. Giddehs of Sanderson
Ms. Hetzec of Sanderson
John Long of Glen St Mary
Mr. Wallace of Sanderson
James & Norma Robinson of Glen St. Mary


: Jaime Stokes of Macclenny
Mr. & Mrs. O'Steen of Glen St. Mary
Kirstie Burkhalter of Sanderson
Boston & Betty Dicks of Macclenny
Deedra & Ronny Dinkins of Glen St. Mary
Ms. McDuffie of Macclenny
SMs. Mester of Macclenny
Jimmy & Essie Thrift of Macclenny
Mr. & Mrs. Jewell of Sanderson
Gary & Christopher Bumsed of Maccenny
Mr. & Mrs. Malaney of Macclenny
Eddie & Joy Sirk of Glen St. Mary
Mr. & Mrs. Price of Macclenny
Jennifer Powless of Glen St. Mary
Amy & Shane Conner of Glen St Mary
Timmy & Rhonda Norman of Macclenny
Mr. & Mrs. Hall of Macdenny


Brandon & Alicia Hodges of Macclenny
Wendell Sigers of Macclenny
Matthew Sigers of Macdenny
Mr. & Mrs. Bowers of Sanderson
Mr. Cecil Raulerson of Glen St. Mary
Mr. Fred Stivender of Macclenny
Mr. Will Rodgers of Macclenny
G.W. Knabb of Glen St. Mary


Mr. & Mrs. Turrentine of Glen St. Mary
Mr. & Mrs. Steed of Glen St. Mary
Daniel Jacobs of Glen St. Mary
Bobbi & Shelley Ruise of Sanderson
Eric & Christine Crews of Macclenny
Joey Johnson of Sanderson
John Graves of Glen St. Mary
Marcus & Lisa Norman of Macclenny
Rebecca Hodges of Sanderson
Darren Hodges of Glen St. Mary


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