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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: 7/24/2008
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Baker -- Macclenny
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


Paid circulation leader Winner ofl 4 ttate awards forjournalism excellence in 2007


79th Year, Vol. 13 Thursday, July 24, 2008 Maclenny, Florida 50o


Jury convicts Glen man ofsexua


Six member juries convicted two
fendants in circuit court last week
lowing one-day trials. Sentencin
t both cases will be next month.
A jury of one male
and five females took
less than two hours
to return guilty ver- J
dicts against Joseph McGaul
E. Tetreault of Glen
St. Mary on two Press Publi
counts each of sexual
battery and lewd and
lascivious molestation on a victim
tween 12-16 years of age.
Included among witnesses who t


BCCgives


$750Kfor


new center

BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff
The Baker County Commis-
sionon July 21 unanimously ap-
proved handing over $750,000
to the Council on Aging for the
construction of a new senior
center.
The vote came after a work-
shop with the council's board
of directors that afternoon in
which the group hoped to get
a commitment from commis-
sioners for all or part of the
$1,5 million in proceeds from
the sale of the property on the
northeast corner of SR 121 and
Lowder St. to Walgreens sev-
eral years ago.
"That's a lot of money," said
the council's Bob Lambright.
"We may not need all of the
$1.5 million, but we need to
find a number."
However, where the new
senior will be built is still un-
known.
The county has committed
two of its six acres on the Bak-
er Correctional Development
Corporation's 90-plus-acre site
for the new jail and sheriff's
office complex just north of
Macclenny on N. 5th St. to the
Council on Aging for the proj-
ect.
But according to coun-
cil board members, that's not
enough.
"Two acres is not adequate
for what we need to do," said
board chair Barbara Yar-
brough.
More space is needed, she
said, to park the council's bus-
es used for transportation for
the elderly.
"We realize clients who
have dreamed and wished for
a more modern facility have
passed on and more will
continue to do so," said the
council's Cherill Mobley. "We
need to build not just for today,
but for the future."
Mr. Lambright said the.
council could look to site the
new senior center on some of
the 400 or so acres off East
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fied against Mr. Tetreault was the vic-
tim, who said he began molesting and
having sex with her about July, 2001 and
it continued until last year before his ar-
rest in July. She said he plied her with
money and gifts in return for her
silence, and at times threatened
her and her family if she told.
The victim, now 17, said the
defendant ceased the activity
when she told him last year to
stop.
The allegations came to the
attention of sheriff's investiga-
tors just over one year ago when Joe
a friend of the victim became


concerned about her behavior, and the
girl penned a descriptive letter outlining
what she had been through. The friend
gave the letter to her mother, who then
contacted police.
Both the mother and
friend also testified dur-
S ing the trial July 16.
S Mr. Tetreault, 55, re-
f" cently turned down a plea
offer of eight years, and
will now have to serve a
minimum of 25 years be-
hind bars, said prosecu-
Tetreault tor Ralph Yazdiya. Judge Roa
Phyllis Rosier set August


1 battery

25 for sentencing, and the defendant's
prison term could go well beyond the
minimum. He was represented by public
defender George Nelson.
Another case, this one for lewd and
lascivious molestation of a fe-
male under 21, still pends. The
victim in that case is related to
the first one, and alleges Mr.
Tetreault engaged in lewd acts
with her years ago.
The defendant had been in
-county jail under $350,000 bond
since shortly after his arrest on


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The walls of the new jail and sheriff's office complex north of Macclenny are going up using a technique known as tilt-wall construction, in which the cement walls are poured
on site and then raised up by a crane to form the structure's exterior.


New jail ahead of schedule despite rain

cilt-wa construction used to raisefacility's exterior walls


What was once just a plan to get a new
sheriff's office complex and jail just north
of Macclenny is becoming a reality.
Walls are being.
placed using a tech- By
nique known as "tilt-
wall construction," Joel
where cement walls
are poured at the site Addington
and then stood up to Press Staff
form the building's
exterior.
The first of the modular cells for the new


jail are set to arrive next month.
And despite recent rain delays, Baker
Correctional Development Corporation
(BCDC) officials said during their meeting
July 16 that Ajax Building Corp., the proj-
ect's builder, is still ahead of schedule.
"We just got permanent power and we're
getting a web cam," said Tim Nunn, facili-
ties director. He said Ajax will install the
camera at the property so the public can
follow the project's progress.
BCDC board member Larry Payne liked
the idea and suggested the board receive


Growing local swim team is back

in the water 20 years after the old

Baker Bullets hung up its goggles


Baker Bullet coach Andy Johnston high fives a team member prior
to practice. PHolo BY KEI-.EY LANNIGAN


The Baker Bullets are
back!
After more than 20 years,
Baker
County
again has By
a swim
team and Kelley
they are
already Lannigan
making Press Staff
waves
at lo-
cal swim meets. Co-coaches
Andy Johnston and Alice
Oswald and their volunteer
helpers Bryan Ray and Debo-
rah Clark couldn't be more
pleased at the level of inter-
est and commitment from the


community. The team started in May of 2007 with 12 members and now, in only its
second season, has increased to 36.
"Baker County had a very active swim team many years ago," said Mr. Johnston, a
former competitive swimmer and the owner of Badcock Furniture Store in Macclenny.
"We kept the name 'Baker Bullets' in honor of the original team."
(See page 14)


printouts of the camera's images during its
monthly meetings.
A staffing study for the new facility by
Southern Associates has also been submit-
ted to the sheriff's office for review.
Sheriff Joey Dobson said Southern's re-
port called for about 100 employees offi-
cers and civilian for the 512-bed facility
planned to house local prisoners and fed-
eral prisoners from Immigration and Cus-
toms Enforcement (ICE).
"We think we can do it with less," Mr.
(See page 4)


Ruckus


in court


Monday

A brief scuffle broke out in
the courtroom the morning of
July 21 between families of a
Macclenny man awaiting trial
for DUI manslaughter and the
girl he is accused of killing.
No one appeared to be in-
jured during the shoving match
that lasted a minute or so as
county bailiffs separated the
parties and calmed them, said
chief bailiff Charles' Ross the
next day.
The relatives of defendant
James Chadwick and Jessalyn
Combs were escorted separate-
ly to their vehicles in the court-
house parking lot and told to
leave the area peaceably.
"We're not sure exactly what
was said by one party to the
other to start it, but we moved
in as fast as we could to pre-
vent it from escalating," said
Deputy Ross. The mother of
Ms. Combs, who was 19 at the
time of her death, was on the
courtroom floor at one point
but it is believed she tripped.
Several loud verbal exchang-
es took place before order was
restored. Circuit Judge Phyllis
Rosier tripped an alarm and
more police rushed to the sec-
ond-floor courtroom where the
regular Monday motion and
docket session was underway.
Mr. Chadwick, jailed under
$550,000 bond since his arrest
January 18 after the Florida
Highway Patrol issued a war-
rant, was due Monday for a
pre-trial conference. He was
quickly led from the court-
room to an adjoining holding
cell and the hearing was post-
poned until August 4.
The defendant, with a record
of three prior DUIs, was at the
wheel of a westbound Oldsmo-
bile on SR 228 on June 2 of last
year when he crossed the cen-
ter line and slammed head-on
into the vehicle containing Ms.
Combs and two others who
were seriously injured.
He is also charged with two
counts of DUI with serious
bodily injury and driving on a
license that had been revoked.


A bull trots off after a livestock trailer overturned during gn accident on CR 23A July 21.


Trailer with bull overturns


A rowdy bull may be responsible
for the collision of two pick-up trucks
on CR 23A north of Macclenny about
12:30 pm on July 21 in an accident that
sent one driver to Shands Jacksonville
with a head injury.
Florida Highway Patrol Trooper
Chad Lawson said Timothy Combs,
53, of Macclenny was heading south
on 23A pulling a livestock trailer with


the bull inside when his vehicle crossed
the center line and struck the left front
end of an approaching pick-up driven by
Corey Griffis, 26, of Glen St. Mary.
"When I spoke with Mr. Combs, he
said the 1500-pound bull was agitated
and moving violently from side to side
and caused the vehicle to travel left of
the center line," said Trooper Lawson.
(See page 2)


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Average temperature ............. 81.0
Normal average temperature 82.0
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Total for the week ................. 3.15"
Total for the month ............... 4.53"
Total for the year .................. 27.09"
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Glen man convicted ofsex battery


(from page 1)
July 2, 2007.
Al so a aiti'ng sentence nexv "
month is Roderick Haygood of
Macclenny, found guilty on July
18 of sale and possession of co-
caine, trafficking in hydrocodo-
ne and illegal use of a two-way
radio. The jury took two hours
before delivering the verdict.
Mr. Haygood, 34,.was con-
victed in May by another jury
of possession of marijuana with
intent to sell and resisting arrest.
He is already under a five-year
sentence for those offenses, but
was in county jail awaiting last
week's trial. He will likely re-
main there until August, and
the trafficking charge calls for a
minimum 25-year sentence.
A number of other defendants
received lengthy prison sentenc-
es on Monday of this week dur-
ing the regular session of circuit
court. One of them was a sur-
prise plea.
Marion Tisdale, 29, of Mac-
clenny drew more than nine years
after pleading to aggravated bat-
tery with a deadly weapon and
burglary while armed. He ini-
tially appeared headed for trial,
but changed his mind and opted
for the plea after a conference
with his parents on Monday.
Mr. Tisdale had been in an ar-
gument over a game of dominos
at a west Macclenny residence
on March 25, 2007 when he re-
entered the house and stabbed
Kelvin Stoutamire twice in the
lower back. The force of the sec-
ond thrust broke the knife blade
off in the victim's body.
The lengthy sentence was due
in part to Mr. Tisdale's criminal)
record of offenses ranging from
sale and possession of drugs to
fleeing police and indecent ex-
posure.
Steven D. Thomas Jr. was
sent to prison for five years af-
ter he pleaded to multiple counts
of burglary and grand theft in a
case dating back to last fall. He
originally was charged with a
dozen counts.
Judge Rosier ordered him to
pay $9325 restitution stemming
from the thefts of firearms and
other property from two struc-
tures off Tim Rhoden Rd.
Mr. Thomas will also be on
probation two years following
release after entering a plea to
unrelated charges of aggravated
assault and contributing to the
delinquency of a minor. He was


allowed to plea down from the
original charge of having sex
Smith a minor because the partner
lied about her age, anid because
of his young age.
William Dean drew an' 18-
month state prison sentence for
violating a five-year probation
given to him for felony driving
without a license and DUI in
2003. Mr. Dean violated pro-
bation by leaving the county
and being arrested in Charlton
County, Ga. in May of this year
for possession of marijuana.
James Ellis will be in county
jail one year, followed by a year
on house arrest and eight years
on sexual-offender probation af-
ter pleading guilty to sexual bat-
tery on a child less than 12, and
two counts of lewd and lascivi-
ous acts on a person under 12 by
an offender less than 18.
Andrew Shaw will be on
drug-offender probation for
three years followed by consec-
utive one-year probation periods
in return for his plea to burglary
with assault or battery.
Judge Rosier also ordered
consecutive one-year probations
in the case of Kentrez Smith,
who has already spent 208
days in county jail on a similar
charge.
Crystal Thomas will serve


concurrent two-year sentences
on house arrest, followed by
three years on drug-offender
probatin, 'in returti for heri
guilty plea to possession, sale or
delivery of cocaine, possession
with intent to sell a controlled
substance and driving on a sus-
pended or revoked license.
SDominick Cappelli entered
a plea to felony driving on a
suspended license and was sen-
tenced to a year on probation
plus a $500 fine.


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General Election


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October 6, 2008


Trailer


(from page 1)
The impact sent Mr. Griffis'
truck north about 120 feet be-
fore it stopped and caused Mr.
Combs' trailer to overturn with
the bull inside.
Mr. Griffis was flown to
Shands with a non-life-threat-
ening head injury while Mr.
Combs was cited for failure to
maintain his vehicle in a single
lane and no valid registration or
tag on the livestock trailer.
As sheriff's deputies con-
trolled traffic immediately fol-
lowing the accident, the large
black bull wandered through
yards on the eastern side of the
street.


"He (the bull) was fine," said
the trooper. "They rounded him
up and took him back to Mr.
Combs' ranch."


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"It Feels Like Home"
372 S. Sixth Street at W. Minnesota Ave.


Dr. Edsel M. Bone
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Worship 10:45 am
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Awana for Children 6:45 pm
Youth Group 6:45 pm


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Getyourt


Bob's Onl

I was driving through Orange
Park the other day and ran across
these two colleges I'd never.
heard of before. They had just
sort of sprouted
in the middle of MT
a big business M YS1
area like mush-
rooms after a lot THE M
of rain. I'm con-
vinced that they ROBERT
weren't there the
last time I drove by.;
I mentioned it to my wife and
she said that they were probably
online colleges that just had a
few classrooms where students
would go to take exams or some-
thing like that. The phrase "di-
ploma mill" came to mind.
That got me thinking about
what it actually takes to make a
college, and as I am always look-
ing for get rich quick schemes, it
seemed like a pretty good idea
to pick up some extra cash.
I can see it now, Bob's Col-
lege Online (BCO).
First, we'll need college col-
ors red and gold are always
good.
Hmm, now an imposing look-
ing photo for the front page of
our website. Since we don't ac-
tually have a real campus here
at Bob's College and a picture
of the inside of my home office
probably wouldn't attract many
students, we'll have to think of
something else.
I could go with some ultra
sleek, ultra modern building
like they have in Denmark. Or
I could go with an ivy covered
wall with parapets like. at Cam-
bridge or Oxford. Since we're an
online college we'll go with ultra
modern.
Now we need a slogan:
BC.edu The Future is Now.
The problem with these on-
line colleges is that they don't
offer the full range of college
experiences. It's hard to get ex-
cited about college when there
aren't any frat parties with fat
guys throwing up in the bushes
or hot college girls dancing on
the table tops.
For that you need football.
That poses a problem. I have
no actual college so I have no
football team.
Easily remedied is today's
online world. Fantasy football.
Each Saturday the BC Badgers
will line up against the nation's
best. Week one we square off
against another college with a


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Tech. Of course (that movie with Colin Farre
[ATTER we will need a Must have World of Warcrafl
grudge match, enroll.
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obvious choice
would be the Badger Bowl. The'
BC Badgers vetsus the Wiscoi-
sin Badgers.
Since I'm no good at fantasy
football I'll have to draft a team
of real fantasy football experts.
That would mean fanatical men
in their late-20s-to mid-30s who
*have a lot of time on their hands.
I'll offer them college degrees
and promise them they'll not
have to spend a lot of time in real
classes. In other words, it would
be very similar to big-time col-
lege athletics.
The BC Badgers will need
good looking cheerleaders, and
since we can pick from the on-
line world, that won't too hard to
find.
In no time flat everyone will
want to come to Bob's College.
What have I forgotten? What
have I forgotten?
Oh, yeah. Classes.
They'll have to appeal to the
students in Bob's College.
We'll start with the core
courses: history, science, math
and English. And the course de-
scriptions will have to be written
in such a way that they'll attract
students.
/ World Civilizations 1-4
- The World of Warcraft Play
the online role playing game and
build new cities while conquer-

Corrections noted
It was incorrectly reported in
last week's edition of The Baker
County Press that calls to CSX
spokesman Gary Sease were not
returned. Mr. Sease did return
calls for comment but was un-
able to reach Joel Addington,
who wrote the article on Mac-
clenny's pending lease with.
CSX, as of press time.
SAnother article erroneously
reported that three acts of van-
dalism occurred at the Heritage
Oaks subdivision in north Mac-
clenny. The site was the Sands
Pointe subdivision.


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stuff is sooo cool." You'll learn
how to shoot Diet Coke 15 feet
in the air and maybe even why
it happens if you pay attention.
Rockin' class. Enrollment lim-
ited, so get it in gear.
V Plane Geometry. No dude,
it doesn't have anything to do
with airplanes. Like in this
class you'll like learn to make a
blow gun out of PVC pipe and
like learn about trajectories and
stuff. Final exam is a really cool
obstacle course where you like
shoot stuff with your blowgun
and paintballs.
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ting as literature OMG R U
Rdy Fr Ths? In this class you
will learn to like write cool sto-
ries with your Razr or iPhone.
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that before. Must have a cell
phone to enroll, but like who in
whole world doesn't, Dude?

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Letter to the Editor...



'Elitist' column stinks
Dear Editor:
When finding someone of questionable knowledge or lack of in-
sight, my Great Aunt Mattie would exclaim those people "don't know
twodum."
If you are wondering what Aunt Mattie meant by that simple, yet
powerful country cliche, all you have to do is read last week's edition
of "On Point In Print" by the young pup news editor Joel Addington.
Young Joel proclaims, "My knowledge of politics well surpasses
my 28 years." This statement alone screams of narcissism, arrogance
and elitism; the exact same qualities his candidate Barack Obama
espouses, not to mention inexperience and naivety.
If young Joel was just another Joe Citizen exercising his First
Amendment rights, then I would have flipped the page and not given
him the time of day. However, he is a news editor and a journalist,
which should be held accountable for his rather real or perceived bi-
ases.
There was a time in this country (before young Joel was born) when
being a journalist was an honorable profession. When you watched
Walter Cronkite, Roger Mudd or David Brinkley, you didn't know if
they were Republicans or Democrats because as Jack Webb would
say, "Just the facts ma'am," and then the folks would decide.
Today, journalists wear their party affiliation on their coat sleeve
like some badge of honor. Case in point: John McCain has made three
trips to Iraq in the past year and not one TV anchor has accompanied
him. Barack Obama (who hasn't been to Iraq in three years) will be
accompanied by Katie Curie, Brian Williams and Charles' Gibson,
the three mainstream TV anchors. If you can't smell a polecat there,
as Aunt Mattie would say, "You don't know twodum."
My point to the young Joel is report the facts. When you say Obama's
not a Muslim because he's been "attending a'Christian church for 20
years," then tell the whole story. Tell how his pastor of 20 years was
one of the most radical pastors in the United States.
Tell us how Obama's Christian church gave an award to Louis Far-
rakhan, the most radical of all American Muslims, or how Obama
attended Louis Farrakhan's Million Man March.
When you report the facts your readers will respect you. If you
don't, we'll flip the page and say "you don't know twodum."
David "Sub" Jackson
Macclenny

Observe posted limits
Dear Editor: ,
To the'driver who ran over our dog-on 5th St5inrMacelenny, we
don't blame you for hitting him after he ran into the street there was
no way you could have avoided him.
Even if you had been traveling at the posted speed of 30 mph, your
vehicle would have traveled at least 66 feet before you applied your
brakes and a total of 129 feet before coming to a stop. At a speed of 40
mph, those numbers increase to 88 feet and 164 feet. Many vehicles
exceed 50 mph where it takes 110 feet to react and a total of 229 feet
to stop.
What we do blame you for is not having the courtesy to at least
stop. We know that you knew you hit him because you made eye con-
tact as you drove pastand I ran into the street behind you. I'm not sure
if in Florida the law says you should stop, but a common courtesy
should tell you to do so.
College Street, 5th Street and 6th Street have posted speed limits of
25-30 mph, but these are frequently ignored. Several young children
as well as pets live in these neighborhoods. We also have day care and
pre-schools that are on these streets.
Still, the average speed is above the posted limits, and there is an
occasional drag race in the area.
We wonder if exceeding the speed limits is worth the risk of hitting
one of these children.or pets.
The dog survived with a few cuts and bruises, but he will be fine.
Forrest Wheeler, Carol Finley
Hawthorne, Fla.



Thanks for accident response
Dear Editor:
Many thanks to the Baker County EMS, the fire departments, sher-
iff's department and security personnel from Northeast Florida State
Hospital.
Joseph Vargas of Orange Park was pinned by a slab of concrete
eight feet in the air on July 14 at Building 32 on the NEFSH campus.
The quick response from these departments was diligent, and we are
blessed to have these professional and caring people in our commu-
nity. They deserve a round of applause.
I'm glad we have these highly competent people a phone call away.
Thanks again and God bless you.
Scott A. Gadsby
C.C. Borden Construction
Macclenny
[Editor's note: Mr. Vargas, who was working for a sub-contractor of the letter writer,
survived the accident and his doctors are attempting to save his leg after lengthy sur-
gery.]


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, July 24, 2008 Page 4


Commission hikes the renewal fee,


filing fee for

BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff
Being a registered contractor
in Baker County just got more
expensive $65 more expen-
sive to be exact.
The Baker County Commis-
sion voted 4-1 to increase the
renewal fee for "contractor com-
petency cards" from $35 to $100
and establish a $50 filing fee for
state-certified contractors work-
ing in the county.
"I think it's within reason,"
said Commissioner Alex Robin-
son, who also owns an electrical
contracting business. "Our Du-
val County license is $200."
The changes came at the rec-
ommendation of Bob Hathcox,
director of the building depart-
ment.
He said renewal of the com-
petency cards required for local
contractors working in Baker
County will occur in October,
and notices of the increase will
go out to the roughly 50 contrac-
tors at the beginning of August.
The county also keeps records
on about 300 state-certified con-
tractors to ensure they are prop-
erly insured and licensed.
"It's pretty time consuming,"
Mr. Hathcox said.
The state-certified contractors
can work anywhere in Florida as
long as they keep a current oc-
cupational license in the county
they're based.
The only commissioner to
vote against the measures was
Julie Combs.
"I don't think it's a good time
to more than double what we've
been charging," she said of the
increase for local contractors.
Commissioner Gordon Crews


contractor i

was absent from the meeting.
In another financial decision,
the board unanimously approved
billing insurance companies for
fire and rescue services provided
to their clients by the county in
an effort to recoup costs expend-
ed on maintenance of equip-
ment, materials and training for
county firefighters.
"This is a common practice,"
said the board's attorney Terry
Brown.
However, County Man-
ager Joe Cone said the billings
wouldn't start until policies and
procedures for enforcement were
worked out.
The county board also ap-
proved some savings for recon-
necting electrical service to
properties unconnected for less
than a year.
Before the change, each new
tenant of a residence or busi-
ness was paying a $17 electrical
service installation permit fee.
Now, new tenants only pay the
fee used for inspections by
county staff when the service
has been disconnected for a year
or more.
In other business, the county
commission approved:
Rezoning and land use
changes on Ronald and Patricia
Phelps' and Daron and Pamela
Morgan's 15 acres in Sander-
son at 13900 Hamp Register
Rd. from Agriculture A, 10-
acre to Agriculture B, 7.5-acre.
The change was needed to split
the property into two, 7.5-acre
tracts, each eligible for a build-
ing permit.
Downsizing no more than
25 percent of the homes in the
Greystone subdivision project


registration
on 133 acres just north of US
90 between Glen St. Mary and
Macclenny from a minimum of
1200 square feet to a minimum
of 1000 square feet.
Additional changes requested
by the developer, FM Florida
Land Company LLC, to scale
back the project and make it
more affordable for the builder
included replacing two-car ga-
rages with one-car garages, re-
placing the pool and clubhouse
with a tot lot and picnic pavilion,
and reducing sidewalks inside
the subdivision to one side of the
street, among others. Greystone
is expected to have 231 new
homes.
Reducing a code enforce-
ment lien on Willie Clayton's
Sanderson property from nearly
$5905 to $2952 after Mr. Clay-
ton's daughter brought the prop-
erty into compliance and testi-
fied to the code enforcement
board last week that her father is
on a limited disability income of
only $700 per month. The code
board recommended the reduc-
tion.
A request for the state to
waive a conflict of interest in
a case for housing assistance
grants for Donnie Griffis, whose
mobile home was damaged dur-
ing a recent storm. Mr. Griffis
is the father-in-law of Arlene
Griffis, who oversees the coun-
ty's Community Development
Block Grant (CBDG)/SHIP pro-
gram. The damage is estimated
at $96,000.
Closing E.M. Spence Road
off SR 228 on the future Baker
Commons site.


Newjail is sai d ahead of schedule..


(from page 1)
Dobson told the board.
The sheriff said with well-
. planned security mechanisms,
the new facility 4ould operate
with about 60 or so corrections
officers and another 19 civilian
workers.
At this point, though, there is
no final figure on staffing at the
jail.
Mr. Dobson said at the exist-
ing jail on N. 3rd St. he has 12 to
14 officers for 132 cells.
Much of last week's discus-
sion also included ongoing plans
for the remaining acreage on the
90-plus acre property, of which
only 20 acres is taken up by the
new jail.
The BCDC has committed
six acres to the Baker County
Commission in return for its
$200,000 in seed money to get
the corporation off the ground.
"Will the county want more
land in the future?" asked Mr.
Nunn.
The commission's sole repre-
sentative on the BCDC board is
Commissioner Alex Robinson,
who answered, "I think so."
And although no plans have
been finalized for divvying up
the surplus land, it's been deter-
mined that the county's six acres
will be on the south side of a
ditch straddling the property.
The southern portion includes
about 27 acres inside the city
limits while the northern portion
includes the 20-acre jail site, an-
other 20 acres of wetlands and
13 acres that BCDC officials
hope to sell for private develop-
ment and pay down some the


$45 million in bonds it's using to
construct the sheriff's complex.
Ricky Davis, another BCDC
board member, suggested the
entire site needed a master plan,
or something concrete on paper
that the corporation, county and
the City of Macclenny which
wants to buy land for retention
ponds to ease flooding can
all agree upon.
According to County Man-
ager Joe Cone, Jacksonville ar-
chitect Erik Kasper is designing
a 10,000-square-foot building
for part of the six acres. The
masonry building would include
the Baker County Commission
meeting chamber with seating
for 100 people, the grants de-
partment, county manager's of-
fices, planning and zoning, the
building department and envi-
ronmental health.
The county has secured about
$800,000 in grants from the
state for that project.
Even with parking, the build-
ing wouldonly take up about an
acre, said Mr. Cone, and plans
are in the works for the Council
on Aging to use two more acres
of the county's land.
"That's leaves four acres for
the county's needs in the future,"
he said.
Part of those needs could be
a water retention pond (also re-
ferred storm water retention)
required by the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protec-
tion for new construction.
However, Mr. Cone said he
hopes to cooperate with the city
to meet that requirement as it is
working on a storm water master
plan for Macclenny.


"We'd like to take advantage
of that for our storm water," he
said.
With regard to hiring a plan-
ner to give BCDC some alterna-
tives for the various portions of
the site, Sheriff Dobson said he
favored the idea.
"It wouldn't take much to sit
down with a planner to give us
three or four options," said Mr.
Dobson. "We're talking about a
huge amount of acreage."
Mr. Nunn said he would bring
back to the board quotes from
planners on putting together a
master plan.
A finalized 2008-2009 bud-
get will also be presented to the
board at its next meeting August
20. The meetings are typically
held at the Emergency Opera-
tions Center on east US 90 at
2:00 pm.
Mr. Nunn also reported that
70 percent of the project's man
hours so far have been complet-
ed by local contractors.

Pine beetleprogram
The Florida Department of
Forestry is sponsoring a South-
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starting July 30. Contact Baker
County Forester Andy Lamborn
at 259-5128.


Arrests for intoxication

A Glen St. Mary woman was on US 90 to the parking lot of
booked at county Jail for disor- the Exxon at CR 23A and that
derly intoxication after allegedly the suspect was angry because
attempting to hit another female Ms. Godwin was talking with
on W. Macclenny Ave. July 16. her boyfriend.
Deputy Christopher Walker The deputy said the suspect
was on routine patrol when he had a strong odor of alcohol and
saw Jennifer Harvey, 28, of CR would not stop yelling at Ms.
139B in an argument with a Godwin.
man. As the deputy approached, In a similar arrest July 19,
Ms. Harvey exited her vehicle Deputy Claude Hurley respond-
and ran up to another vehicle ed to an accident with injuries or
parked in front of her. When SR 121 south in front of North-
Deputy Walker told Ms. Harvey east Florida State Hospital aboul
to back away from the vehicle, 5:45 pm.
the suspect responded, "She was After he arrived, the deputy
not doing a (expletive) thing and said he was immediately ap-
that I could kiss her (expletive)," preached by Johnny Padgett, 28
according to the deputy's report. of CR 23A in Macclenny, whc
Ms. Harvey was brought to was a passenger in the wrecked
the rear of the deputy's patrol vehicle.
car, and while the officer spoke The s,
with subjects in the vehicle in The suspect stated, "It wat
front of Ms. Harvey's vehicle, me. It was my fault. I deserve tc
she ran back up to that vehicle in go to jail. I tried to kill them,
an attempt to hit another female according to Deputy Hurley's
in the passenger seat, Deputy report.
Walker said. The deputy also noted tha
The second female, Jamee Mr. Padgett smelled strongly ol
Godwin, said Ms. Harvey had alcohol and was very unsteady
followed her through Macclenny on his feet. When the deputy at


Walking on


roadway, had


pot and pills
In the only drug-related arrest
this week, Matthew Crews faces
two drug possession charges,
one for prescription medication
without a prescription, a felony,
and a second for marijuana, a
misdemeanor.
Deputy Claude Harvey re-
sponded to SR 121 where a
suspicious person was reported
walking down the middle of the
pavement July 20 about 12:30
am.
The officer spotted the sus-
pect, later identified as Mr,
Crews, 30, of E. Mclver St.,
walking north on SR 121 at the
old Wal-Mart parking lot. Dur-
ing a pat down of Mr. Crews, the
man stated he had a marijuana
cigarette in his right front pock-
et.
However, the deputy discov-
ered a small bag of the drug in
that pocket in addition to three
hydrocodone pills in a cigarette
box in the left front pocket.


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Mr. Padgett was arrested for
disorderly intoxication and re-
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Boardseeks to increaselocal school taxes Crafi mp .cam


BY ERIN PETRIE was another area where she
Press Staff budgeted for spending increases.
With revenues down and the Despite the district decreasing
required local effort up, the electricity costs last year, Flori-
Baker County School Board is da Power and Light (FPL) is re-
advertising an increased local quiring a 25 percent payback for
effort millage rate, despite a de- money lost last year.
crease in the proposed operating Ms. Richardson said repre-
budget. sentatives from the Florida De-
The board held a work ses- apartment of Education are try-
sion July 21 to go over the pro- ing to spread out the increase
posed budget. It will hold a pub- over several months, but in the
lic hearing on the matter July 28 meantime she budgeted for a 20
at 6:30 pm. percent increase.
Last year's local effort mill- Despite rising costs in elec-
age rate which represents a tricity, the school district did re-
portion of the school district's ceive money from FPL Monday
total millage or property tax rate night.
was 4.933, for a total millage The district hired Siemens to
of 7.69. This year it's 5.103, for install a new thermal energy stor-
a total proposed millage rate of age unit at Westside Elementary,
7.601. which does the air conditioning
That means property own- at night taking advantage of
ers would pay $7.60 for every off-peak rates. The unit makes
$1000 of taxable property value ice, which is then used during
for schools. A property valued at the day to cool the school.
$150,000, then, will pay about "It's helping the school dis-
$1140 in school taxes, trict become more green," said
However, revenue is down by Jeff Simmons, an account man-
almost $2 million, from $37.1 ager with FPL.
million last year to an expected Mr. Simmons presented the
$35.2 million this year, a five
percent reduction. The projected
revenue of the 2006-2007 school
year was $35.95 million.
"We're $550,000 less than
that budget," said Marcelle
Richardson, the district's direc-
tor of support services. "We're
not even at the rate we were two
years ago."
The proposed operating bud-
get is .03 percent less than last
year's total operating expendi-
tures.
"This is the first time I've
ever put that phrase up there," -
Ms. Richardson said of the de- f. .
crease in spending.
She said the areas where she
budgeted for spending increases
were transportation and energy. 11
"For the most part, I've cut Baker middle sJ,
everybody else's budget," Ms. Assistant Principal Sherry Barr
Richardson said. sistant Principal Gail Griffis h
She increased the trans- School District logo and letters
portation budget by 8 percent State Representative Aaron Bea
$204,000 to keep up with an "A" school grade from the
record high fuel prices. From School grades are awarded base
January to June, she said the dis- one pointfor each percent of stu
trict spent over $100,000 more and/or make annual learning goc
in diesel costs than originally district to receive an A grade, a
projected. year in a row. The school district
- "I believe our diesel costs will
a "solid 'B'" this year, according
just keep rising," said Ms. Rich- which is one step closer to achi
ardson.
Energy mainly electricity


Accidental shooting in city
A Macclenny woman was ac- her boyfriend placed the gun to
cidentally shot in the buttocks her left buttocks, and assuming
by her boyfriend on July 17 af- the weapon was unloaded, dis-
;ter what Deputy Steven Jones Jr. charged a round that exited the
called horseplay with a handgun left thigh area.
on W. Michigan Avenue about Photos were taken of the inju-
S11:30 pm. ry at the emergency room while
Deputy Jones met with Depu- deputies made contact with Mr.
ty Patrick McGauley and victim Belford, no address. Mr. Bel-
SSafiya Holland, 24, at Ed Fra- ford's statement coincided with
ser Memorial where the victim that of Ms. Holland's that the
stated that she and 24-year-old shooting was an accident.
Westley Belford were looking at The .40-caliber handgun was
photographs in a bedroom when seized and Mr. Belford was ar-
rested on a warrant for nonpay-
B C ( gives 0ment of child support.
** Another local man was also
arrested on a similar warrant
(from page 1) July 15.
Boulevard south of the railroad. George Roberts, 50, of W.
"[Land] prices have come South Blvd. was identified dur-
down considerably," he said, ing a traffic stop as wanted in
adding that while the council Duval County.
may need 7000 square feet to-
day, it could need 15,000 square
feet in the future. o H AV E
"You have a lot of elderly
people that are going to move
into the county," Mr. Lambright
said.
Commissioner Mike Griffis,
the board's liaison to the Coun- W lant t
cil on Aging, suggested splitting
the $1.5 million in half, calling it
the "right thing to do." The deadline to rei
"That will give you all a great
start," he said.
The $750,00 will used in ad-
dition to $466,000 in land and
cash the county has amassed (for party
for the new center as matching
funds to apply for a state grant
to get more funding for the proj-


district with a $100,420 incen-
tive check for its efforts, but said
the savings will continue. He
estimated a two-and-a-half-year
payback on the installation.
"It should provide you with
plenty of savings over the years,"
Mr. Simmons said, approximat-
ing savings of $62,000 per year.
But energy costs in the school
district account for only 4.8
percent of the budget's general
fund.
Ms. Richardson said that ap-
proximately 85 percent of the
general fund budget goes to sal-
aries, benefits and substitutes.
"That's where the majority
of our money is going to," she
said.
Over the past five years, the
number of employees in the
district increased from 524 in
2003-04 to 623 in 2007-08.
"We had a rapid rise," Ms.
Richardson said, "and the larg-
est portion of that has gone into
teaching units.
"That's what we wanted to do
because of class size. I think our
class sizes have gone down dras-


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ett, Principal David Davis and As-
old up their framed Baker County
from Governor Charlie Crist and
n congratulating them on receiving
Florida Department of Education.
ed on a point system, which awards
dents who score high on the FCAT
als. BCMS was the first school in the
nd has received one for the second
:t as a whole jumped from a "C" to
ng to Superihtendent Paula Barton,
eving that 'A."'


tically over the years."
In terms of capital outlay
projects, the proposed 1.75 mill-
age rate will generate about
$1.48 million for a variety of
projects around the district, in-
cluding purchasing new vehicles
and equipment, new classrooms
and remodeling.
The largest capital cost is
new middle school classrooms,
although Ms. Richardson said
she doesn't know how much the
total cost will be.
The tax levy the district is
required to raise locally is pro-
posed at $6.766 million, an in-
crease from the $6.442 million
raised last year.
The state requires school dis-
tricts raise a certain portion lo-
cally, or they will not be eligible
for state funding, in the case of
Baker County $21.1 million.
The required portion increased
by 6.36 percent and represents
more than two-thirds of total
proposed taxes.
In other school board news,
the board voted Monday night to
impose a $250 vendor fee for the
annual employee health fair and
move it from the Family Service
Center to the Keller cafeteria
next door.
In the past, the district has had
to turn away vendors for lack of
room, but the move to the cafete-
ria allows more, and the money
will offset some of the costs of
the health fair, such as payment
to a nurse to plan the event, pay-
ing for shipping tested blood to
the department of health and the
food.
"Two hundred and fifty dol-
lars for the amount of people that
come through there is a small
fee," Ms. Richardson said.
But if businesses were part of
a new partnership initiative, also
passed on Monday, they would
have access to the health fair for
free.
Superintendent Paula Barton
said that the district has always
enjoyed the support of local busi-
nesses. The partnership levels
would allow businesses to pay
a fee that varies depending on
whether they're on the diamond,
platinum or gold level, and at-
tend various school functions to
promote themselves.


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County Attorney Terry Brown .
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August 4-8

Baker County 4-H is spon-
soring the very popular Crafty
Campers Day Camp for youth
ages 8 to 18. The camp will be
August 4-8 from 9:00 am-3:00
pm at the Baker County Agricul-
tural Center. Campers will have
the opportunity to learn sewing
and handicrafts in a variety of me-
diums including tie dying, leather,
beading, paper bag scrapbooking
and more.
The cost is $50.00 for the
week. Campers bring their own
lunch and snacks are provided.
The registration deadline has been
extended to Monday, July 28th.
For more information contact
Baker County 4-H, Renee' L.
Gore 4-H Agent, Baker County
at 904-259-3520, email jrgore@
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Movie store robbed ofloaned


television despite active alarm


An $800 television was taken
in a smash-and-grab burglary at
the Movie Gallery overnight be-
tween 9:00 pm July 18 and 7:00
am the next day.
Cathy Rhoden, the manager
of the S. 6th St. movie rental
business, arrived in the morning
to find the 37-inch Toshiba LCD
television, loaned to the Movie
Gallery by Gibson-McDonald
furniture, missing and the front
window broken.
Ms. Rhoden told police that
the alarm was activated the pre-
vious evening after closing but
no alarm calls were received
during the night.
Another theft, this one of
$400 in batteries, was reported
the morning of July 15 when Er-
ick Lloyd flagged down Deputy
Harold Taylor in Sanderson at
the intersection of CR 122 and
Thannie Harvey Rd.
Mr. Lloyd stated several bat-
teries were taken from two semi-
trucks used to move logging
trailers out of rough terrain. He
said the vehicles were located on
Forest Road 7, where they were
left unsecured about 2:00 pm
July 14.
The same day, Margaret Kirk-
land reported two gas-powered
chain saws had been stolen from
the garage of her residence off
Cidney Lane in Glen St. Mary.
She last saw the chain saws July
13 about 5:30 pm and discovered


them missing about 1:00 am July
14.
Ms. Kirkland said the garage
door had been left open and she
provided police with serial num-
bers on the missing property
July 17. The equipment is valued
at $650.
The Town of Glen St. Mary
reported the theft of about 1600
gallons of water July 15 by util-
ity customer Amanda McCune,
20, who rented a residence on E.
Franklin St.
The former tenant closed the
account June 25, and two days
later, Ms. McCune requested the
water be turned back on when
she moved in.
However, the suspect was
only able to put down $25 of the
$100 deposit, the remainder of
which was to be paid by July 1
or the water would be shut off.
The deadline came and went
without payment and the water
was turned off July 2 when a
lock was placed on the valve.
When a code enforcement of-
ficer checked the water meter
July 15, the valve was broken off
and water was in use.
And although Ms. McCune
said she had no knowledge of the
damaged valve or that the water
was turned back on, charges of
property damage and theft were
filed against her with the state
attorney.
In other stolen property re-


Arrestsfor vandalism, thef

Charges were filed against a her mailbox in retaliation for an
patient at the Northeast Florida ongoing dispute. She also said
State Hospital July 20 after hos- the suspect drives a white Chev-
pital staff witnessed the destruc- rolet sedan and Deputy Riegel
tion of a vending machine and noted what appeared to be white
the theft of its contents about paint marks on the damaged
2:15 pm. property.
Security Director Michael Two days earlier,a Macclenny
Crews told police 42-year-old man reported someone had flat-
Chris Smith broke the glass on tened the rear tires on the work
a vending machine in Build- van parked in front of his Key
ing 2and damaged the dooQtP. Largo Lane residence.
steal about $63, w.rth of items. Jimmie Keen said the vandal-_
Mr. Crews also said this was not ism occurred sometime between
the first incident that has been 10:00 pm July 13 and 6:30 am
reported to his staff about Mr. July 14 and that the tires were
Smith breaking into vending cut beyond repair, making re-
machines. placement necessary.
Damage to the machine was Mr. Keen said he initially be-
estimated at $435 by the vending lived it was a random case and
company. didn't report the crime until July
Property damage and theft 18, when he observed tire tracks
charges against the accused were in his front yard for the second
filed with the state attorney, time in the past few weeks.
In another property case this The victim said he believed
week, Calmin Tanner of Mac- that the ex-boyfriend of the girl
clenny reported her mailbox was he had been dating may have
damaged about 4:30 am July 16. knowledge of the incidents at his
The victim heard a loud noise residence. The suspect often vis-
outside her residence. its a friend living in the area and
Ms. Tanner told Deputy Mat- yelled to Mr. Keen while driving
thew Riegel she believed a Sand- past the residence, saying, "I'll
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Cassandra Bush of Jack-
sonville reported her purse was
stolen in Duval County a few
months before she received a
call from Telacheck July 9 that
a fraudulent check was passed
at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in
Macclenny.
Ms. Bush reported the fraud
July 14 and advised some-
one may have created a check
through Vystar Credit Union
and redeemed it for $650.
Deputy Curtis Ruise contact-
ed Vystar, who said the check's
account belonged to Antoine
Knot Febles of Jacksonville.
The case is still under inves-
tigation.
More than $1700 was fraud-
ulently charged to Kevin Shell's
credit card beginning in August
2007 through to June 23 of this
year. Mr. Shell, who reported
the theft July 14, could not point
to a possible suspect.
Michael Gray of Macclen-
ny reported July 15 that a 1998
Chevrolet truck belonging to his
father Doug was stolen some-
time after the evening of July 9
from a residence off Hickory St.
in Macclenny II.


Parkig, code ordinancesproposed

The Glen St. Mary Town Code Enforcement Board on The law also deals on a lim-
Council will have a relatively July 14, and Mr. Guernsey was ited basis with noise: no external
busy August as it considers first given 30 days to correct them or refrigeration units can be on and
reading of two new ordinances face fines, no back-up noise alarms during
and mulls over the budget for Glen has for years maintained night hours (10:00 pm to 7:00
fiscal 2008-09 that takes effect an agreement with the county am).
October 1. board to hear cases, and will In a provision directly related
Mayor Juanice Padgett asked likely continue to do so even to the town's code enforcement,
council members (Dicky Foster after the new ordinance takes ef- the law bans inoperable vehicles
was absent) toward the end of a fect. In the future, however, Ms. without current license and vali-
brief monthly meeting the eve- Loadholtz will be presenting the dation sticker unless stored in an
ning of July 15 to review the text cases herself instead of having enclosed structure.
of the two ordinance proposals the county staff do so. The town will also have au-
before the first reading scheduled The ordinance codifies Glen's thority to tow violations at the
for August 19. enforcement and fine procedures, owner's expense to an impound
One spells out procedures for authorizes the inter-local hearing lot, which can charge for stor-
Glen's enforcement of zoning pact and deals with other details age.
codes; the other bans large ve- like appeals. The council will meet an
hide parking on public rights-of- Ms. Loadholtz reported last hour early (6:00 pm) on Au-
way. week she has nine new code gust 14 for a budget workshop.
Town attorney Joel Foreman violation cases and eight cur- Mayor Padgett predicted next
of Lake City prepared both pro- rent ones, half of which appear year's spending will be similar
posed ordinances based on others headed for action by the county to the current year at just under
currently in existence elsewhere, board. $225,000.
and after discussions in meetings The parking ban applies to ..
the past several months, larger vehicles (10,000 lbs. or -, '
Glen St. Mary earlier appoint- more) and those designed to "
ed town clerk Donna Loadholtz carry 16 or more passenger or .O Itt '
as its code enforcement officer, vehicles requiring a commercial
and she has for several months driver's license operator. j. ">-:
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which consisted of junk vehicles roads and can't be stored in a yard ,. '
and refuse. Most also were cor- forward of the front of a building. .Tb n
reacted before the town took ac- They can't block access to doors -
tion. or windows of buildings. ..
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Task force finalizing recommendations


BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff
The Homestead Division
Task Force convened by County
Commissioner Mike Griffis to
tweak the county's homestead
division exception in the land
development regulations doesn't
have long before it finalizes rec-
ommendations.
The exception allows proper-
ty owners to sell off two 2.5-acre
parcels per year from their land
without meeting subdivision
regulations that require paving
roads and submitting plans to
the county.
And while the County Man-
ager Joe Cone said the exception
hasn't been used all that often,
some owners have used it to
establish sub-standard subdivi-
sions during the last decade.
The seven-member task force
- minus three of its members
- met July 17 with county staff
to review eight recommendations
that have evolved from meetings
during the last five months.
"These are by no means writ-
ten in stone," Mr. Griffis said to
kick-off the discussion, which
included questioning whether
changes to the exception were
even needed and how to grand-
father existing subdivisions cre-
ated through the exception.
The recommendation gar-
nering the most support among
lask force members has been to
require that the property from


which a parcel is carved must
have a current homestead tax
exception and have been owned
and homesteaded for the previ-
ous four years.
This stipulation, members
say, would keep stealth develop-
ers from using the exception be-
cause most would be unwilling
to wait so long to see a return on
their investment.
However, there were a num-
ber of recommendations on
which task force members dis-
agreed with county staffers and
with one another.
For instance, a potential re-
quirement that property owners
file a special exception and sur-
vey with the county before being
eligible to use the homestead di-
vision provision may not be nec-
essary, said Jack Baker Jr., who
also serves as an Land Planning
Agency (LPA) board member.
Special exceptions must gain
approval from the LPA before
they become valid.
Property Appraiser Tim
Sweat agreed with Mr. Baker
saying, "If you meet all the crite-
ria, it ought to be a slam dunk."
In other words, if a property
owner meets all the eventual
requirements for homestead di-
vision, then county staff should
approve the division without a
public hearing before the LPA.
But as county staff pointed
out, such hearings offer neigh-
bors of the divided property


the opportunity to speak for or
against the action, and permit
the LPA board to place reason-
able conditions on its approval
of the special exception.
There was also opposition
from Mr. Sweat in restricting
homestead division to a maxi-
mum of two lots every three
years and capping it after eight
lots in 24 years.
"Sixteen lots over 24 years
is not a lot, in my opinion," he
said.
Manager Cone, on the other
hand, believes eight lots are too
many.
Another part of the land de-
velopment regulations, which
require property owners pave
roads after more than two divi-
sions of property, has also been
the subject of much discussion.
The reason property owners
have used the homestead divi-
sion provision in the past, said
Mr. Baker, was so they wouldn't
have to pave roads or make them
wide enough for emergency ve-
hicles like fire trucks and am-
bulances, both of which cut into
the profit margin of the seller.
If the Baker County Commis-
sion simply scrapped the road
paving requirement in existing
subdivision regulations, then
Mr. Baker said there would be
no need for a homestead divi-
sion provision and a task force
to fix it.


Display ofgun lands man in handcuff


A Sanderson man was arrest-
ed for domestic violence assault
after allegedly ordering his ex-
wife to leave their home while
displaying a pistol in its case
July 15.
Chana Himle, 30, advised
Deputy Claude Hurley that Da-
vid Himle, also 30, arrived at
their Johnny Harvey Rd. home
from work about 7:00 pm intoxi-
cated and "causing problems."
She said her ex-husband made
several statements he was going
5o take their child out of Florida,
at which time Ms. Himle took
the child to a neighbor's house
for safety. When she returned,
she said Mr. Himle exited the
house with a gun case in his
hand, and while showing it to
her, stated "you have until 9:15
to get out of the house."
The victim stated she knew
the weapon to be a .40-caliber
handgun and she retreated to the
neighbor's house. Upon return-
ing home, Ms. Himle discovered
her ex-husband had locked her
out.
Later, deputies spoke to Mr.
Himle at the residence where
the suspect stated he locked
the door because he didn't want
Ms. Himle to return. Mr. Himle
voluntarily showed deputies the
location of the gun and stated,
"I walked out of the house and
showed her what I had and told
her she had until 9:15 to get out
of the house," states Deputy
Hurley's report.
Mr. Chimle was arrested and
taken to county jail. The hand-
gun was seized from a vehicle's
truck in the front yard and placed
into evidence.
The following evening,
Charles Guernsey, 29, of Glen
St. Mary was arrested for ag-
gravated battery after a witness
said he knocked down room-
mate Claude "Wendall" Mann,
55, about 8:30 pm.
Deputy Benjamin Anderson
arrived at the S. Clinton Ave.


residence to find Mr. Mann lay-
ing on the ground with what ap-
peared to be a cut to his right
wrist and swelling on the face.
Mr. Guernsey was on the front
porch saying, "The knife is right
here."
When Deputy Anderson
asked Mr. Guernsey what hap-
pened, the suspect replied he
and Mr. Mann had gotten into
an argument and that Mr. Mann
was moving out. The deputy's
report also states Mr. Guernsey
admitted to pushing the victim
to the ground but not cutting or
hitting him.
Mr. Mann's injuries were
treated at the scene and the dep-
uty said the victim's statements
were not consistent with his in-
juries.
The fixed-blade knife was
removed from a wooden board
on the porch and placed into evi-
dence before Mr. Guernsey was
arrested.


Earlier that afternoon, bat-
tery charges were filed against
Harold Moore, 41, of S. 9th St.
in Macclenny for allegedly grab-
bing a woman on S. 9th St. by
the throat.
Melissa Johnson, 29, told re-
sponding Deputy Jerald Peterson
she was arguing with Mr. Moore
July 16 around noon when he
grabbed her by the throat with
both hands. The deputy noted a
scratch to the victim's throat.
When Deputy Peterson first
arrived at 505 S. 9th St. he saw
a black male run from the Ms.
Johnson's backyard, hop a fence
and run towards Quail Lane.
Witnesses identified the man as
Mr. Moore. A search of the area
was conducted for the suspect
without success.
Charges were filed against
Mr. Moore for battery with the
state attorney's office.


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"There's moral value for
the county to get fire and res-
cue down to these people," Mr.
Griffis said of those living on
property with limited access.
Another contentious recom-
mendation would require where
more than two lots are created
through homestead division,
each lot must have direct access
to either an existing county-
maintained road or a new pri-
vate road that's more stable than
a dirt road.
"Right-of-way (road width) is
a lot more important than road
material," said Mr. Sweat, add-
ing that paving adds a large ex-
pense to property owners.
In Mr. Cone's view, though,
that extra expense should be
passed along to the buyer of the
property as they would benefit
from the improved infrastruc-
ture for county services.
Landowner and task force
member Sonny Register said
simply that buyers know what
they're getting when they buy
the property and shouldn't ex-
pect the county, to pick up the
tab for paving.
"It doesn't matter if it's a pig
trail, they bought it and they
have to live with it," he said.


GraduatesJuly 31
Jennifer Drawdy of Baker
County will be one of a handful
of students participating in com-
mencement exercises on July 31
at the Lake City Medical Center
Auditoruim at 6:00 pm.
She completed the 13-week
course for patient care assistant
at Lake City Community Col-
lege, and is now eligible to take
the Florida certified nursing as-
sistant examination.


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Deacon Givens,

63, dies on July 18
Deacon Ernest Givens, 63, of
Sanderson, affectionately known
as "Chock," died on Friday, July
18, 2008 at Shands Jacksonville.
He was the son of the late Mr.
and Mrs. Ernest Givens Sr. and
Mrs. Gertie Mae Robinson. He
attended Baker County public
schools and wa a faithful mem-
ber of Faith Temple Church of
God in Christ, where he served
on the deacon board.
Mr. Givens' survivors include
Betty, his wife of 44 years; chil-
dren Ernest III (Denise) of Fred-
ericksburg, VA, Glenda Givens,
Earnestine Gaskins (Jeffrey),
Carlos and Derrick Givens, all
of Sanderson, LaShawn Jacobs
(Jermaine) of Gainesville; ten
grandchildren, six great-grand-
children; sisters-in-law Reatha
Williams and Ida Mae Smith;
brothers-in-law Allen and J.R.
Smith; a host of special friends.
The funeral service for Mr.
Givens will be at noon on July
26 at his church with Elders
Richard Farmer and Donald
Pressley officiating. Intement
will follow at Quitman Cem-
etery, Sanderson.
The family will receive
friends on Friday, July 25 from
5:00-8:00 pm at the church. Ar-
rangements were by Cooper Fu-
neral Home of Lake City.

Louise Villaire,

84, of Melbourne
Louise H. Villaire died at
Holmes Regional Medical Cen-
ter in. Melbourne, FL on July
17, 2008, Mrs. Villaire was
born in Ft. Meade on February
26, 1924 to John Hurst and Ella
MikeIl.. She.wasaitired beautir
cian and waszalsoqa membergof
St. Joseph's Catholic Catholic
Church. Mrs. Villaire moved
to Melbourne from Ft. Walton
Beach in 1998.
Survivors include son Na-
thaniel (Sonja) Villaire; sisters
Johnnolee and Katie Joe; broth-
er-in-law Fulton Mobley; four
grandchildren and eight great-
grandchildren. The Hurst and
Fulton Mobley families have
roots here in the Baker County
area.
The funeral service was held
Monday, July 21, at 2:00 pm at
her church, and interment fol-
lowed on Wednesday, July 23,
at 1:15 pm at Ft. Barrancas Na-
tional Cemetery.
The family requests in lieu of
flowers donations can be made
in the form of a scholarship fund
at Florida Tech, 150 West Uni-
versity Blvd., Melbourne, FL
32901.


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Edith Smith, 39,

Lawtey resident
Edith Christine Waters Smith,
39, of Lawtey died July 22,2008.
Edith was born to J. D. Waters
and the late
Rebecca
"Meme"
Rosier
Waters on
November
6, 1968 in
Macclenny.
She was
raised in
Fernandina
Beach and
then moved
to Lawtey.
She en- Ms. Smith
joyed sit-
ting under the oak tree with her
grandfather Edmond Rosier, and
'spending time with her family
and friends.
Survivors include husband of
15 years, Alvin Jackson "Jack"
Smith; father James Dewey
"J.D." Waters; son, Jackson
Dewey "J.D." Smith, daughters
Maryann, Kellie, A.J. and Delin-
da Smith; grandfather Edmond
Rosier; brother Donald Waters;
four grandchildren.
The funeral service will be
held Friday, July 25, at 10:00 am
at the V. Todd Ferreira Funeral
Services Chapel in Macclenny.
Interment will follow at Oak
Grove Cemetery in Macclenny.
The family will receive friends
for visitation on Thursday, July
24, from 6:00-8:00 pm at the fu-
neral home.


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Kathleen 7homas,

86, diesJuly 18th
Kathleen Wall Thomas, 86,
died Friday, July 18, 2008, at the
Life Care Center at Wells Cross-
ing where she lived for the past
3 years as
an Alzheim-
er's patient.
This world
was not her
home.
Kathleen
was born to
LillieMizell
and Benja-
min Frank-
lin Wall on
January 20,
1922. She Ms. Thomas
was mar-
ried for 59 years to Rev. Carlton
Parker Thomas until his death in
August, 2004. She was also pre-
deceased by sons James Dan-
iel "Dan" Thomas and Philip
Mitchell Thomas; one grandson,
three brothers and one sister.
Survivors include children
Sherry Helen (Tommy) What-
ley, John Paul Thomas, Esther
Elizabeth Thomas; brothers Fel-
ton and Quentin Wall; sisters
Oreva Mae "Candy" Gilbert, Ei-
leen Fegte, Jessie Gayle Shute;
12 grandchildren and six great-
grandchildren.
During World War II, Kath-
leen worked at the Jacksonville
Shipyards as a welder. It was
during this time that she met
her husband, with whom she
worked. Together they were
saved and spread the gospel to
whomever they met, eventually
founding four churches that are
still growing in the grace and
knowledge of Christ. Kathleen
will be remembered for her
sweet Godly nature. She truly
met the criteria laid out in Prov-
erbs 31:10-31.
The funeral service was held
Monday, July 21, at 7:00 pm at
Midnight Cry Ministry Church
in Jacksonville. Interment fol-
lowed at the Bible Tabernacle
Church Cemetery in Southern
Pines, NC. Arrangements are
the direction of V. Todd Ferreira
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Ellen Stokes, 57,

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Ellen Erleen Conner Stokes,
57, of Blackshear, GA died
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at Satilla
Regional Medical in Waycross
following an extended illness.
She was a native of Charlton
County before moving to Pierce
County in 1986. She was pre-
ceded by father Lacy Conner,
mother Eula Mae Crews Conner
and brother Kenny Conner. Mrs.
Stokes was a homemaker and
a member of the First Baptist
Church in St. George, GA.
Survivors include husband
Warnie Stokes of Blackshear;
daughter Stacie (Avery) Doran
of Blackshear; son Daryle (Tam-
my) Stokes of Blackshear; sis-
ters Evelyn (Kelly) Crawford of
Glen St. Mary, Michelle (Robb)
of St. George, Teresa (Rick)
Register of Folkston; brothers
James (Billie Sue) Conner of St.
George, Dobie (Diane) Conner
of Folkston, Randall (Vivian)
Conner of Hilliard; four grand-
children; several nieces, neph-
ews and other relatives.
The funeral service was held
at 11:00 am Friday, July 18, at
the chapel of Smith Funeral
Home, with Revs. James Con-
ner and Herman Moore of-
ficiating. Burial took place in
the Alabaha Free Will Baptist
Church Cemetery. Pallbear-
ers were Dustin Stokes, Tyler
Stokes, Shane Taylor, Eric Con-
ner, Kevin Crawford, Stephen
Conner, Dwayne Conner, Les
Galway III and Clint Conner.


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In Loving Memory
of Jake
1/25/84-7/21/07


You were full of life, smiling and
carefree. Life loved you being a
part of it, and I loved you being a
part of me. You could make anyone
laugh if they were having a bad day.
No matter how sad we were, you
could take the hurt away. Nothing
could stop you, or even make you
fall. Ready to take on the world,
ready to do it all. God decided He
needed you, so from this world
you left. You took a piece of us,
our hearts are what you kept. Your
seat is empty and all I see is your
face. Know this, no one will ever
take your place. You left without
a warning, not even saying good-
bye, and we can't stop asking why.
Nothing will be the same, our home
is empty without your laughter. I
know you're in Heaven watching
over and looking after us. We didn't
see it coming, it hit us by surprise.
When you left this world, a part of
us died. Your memory brightens our
day and helps us make it through,
and I know everyday I'll be miss-
ing you.
DEEPLY MISSED AND LOVED SO MUCH,
MICHAEL AND MELISSA


In Loving Memory
of my Best Friend
Jake

Have you ever lost a best friend
who was very dear to you? One
you loved so very much and miss
him like I do? Have you ever had
a heartache or ever felt the pain, or
shed those bitter tears that drop like
falling rain? Have you ever felt lost
or felt so alone, to realize your best
friend is really gone? If you've nev-
er had that feeling I pray you never
do, for when God takes your best
friend, He takes a part of you.


FLY HIGH MY FRIEND,
JAMIE, ASHTON, KENAN


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Hwy. 127 Sanderson, FL


Sunday School


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


In Loving Me
of Jake


Jesus needed you, Jake. He would 't
let you stay. 'He needed a special
angel, so he took you away. You're
the brightest star in Heaven up
above and all we can do is send you
all our love. It's been twelve months
since you left all of us that day, and
the pain doesn't go away. But your
memories will always stay.
LOVE,
JOY, JIMMY, KYMBERLY, NICKI, LEXI
In Loving Memory
of Jason L. Hodges
(Jake)
1/25/84-7/21/07

Jake, you were a true friend, I knew
you would be there for me until
the end. I still remember that very
night, it was rainy and moon so
bright. I got my truck stuck look-
ing for you. But God has something
else for you to do. You and Jessalyn
are together forever. No one could
replace you, never... It's hard to be-
lieve it's been a year and the empti-
ness is still here. I think it lasts a
lifetime for me. I move on each day
waiting to see. I miss you so much
still. It just doesn't seem real.

MY BROTHER FROM ANOTHER MOTHER,
LOVED AND MISSED ALWAYS LIKE NO OTHER
LIL KENNY BARRON AND FAMILY


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and hold him very tight. Tell
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way I used to do. Tell him that
I miss him and will my whole
life through. So take his lov-
ing hand, Lord, and walk with
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The angels came and sang
Amazing Grace. The Lord came
down and kissed your face.
Then he whispered sweet and
low, "Come on Jason, it's time
to go". Precious memories are
all that's left of a friend that
was truly the best. A wonderful
nature and a heart of gold. So
Jake know we miss you and our
thoughts are with you still. You
haven't been forgotten, and you
never will.
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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-DR-0039
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF:
JAMES THOMAS WHEATON,
Husband,
And
DONNELLTISH 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.


7/1 n-7/n1


Al Fraser
As Clerk of the Court
By: Katie Kennedy
Deputy Clerk


CHRISTIAN


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Baker County District School Board will
hold the following Public Hearing on Monday, Au-
gust 18, 2008 in the District School Board Room
located at 270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny,
Florida, beginning at 6:30 pm.
Approval of 2008-2009 Student Progression
Plan and 2008-2009 Code of Student Conduct
The documents will be available for preview
at the Baker County School Board Office located
at 392 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida
beginning Tuesday, July 22, 2008, 8:30 am 3:00
pm.
7/17-8/13
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2007-CA-0144
JUDGE: MARK MOSELY-

IN RE: FORFEITURE OF: $42,505.00 U.S.
CURRENCY


NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS

ALL PERSONS who claim an interest in the
following property: $42,505.00, which was seized
because said property is alleged to be contraband
as defined by Sections 932.701 (2)(a)(1-6), Florida
Statutes (2007), by the Department of Highway
Safety and Motor Vehicles, Division of Florida
Highway Patrol, on or about August 5, 2007, in
Baker County, Florida. Any owner, entity, bona
fide lienholder, or person in possession of the
property when seized has the right to request
an adversarial preliminary hearing for a probable
cause determination within fifteen (15) days of ini-
tial receipt of notice, by providing such request to
Sandra Coulter, Assistant General-Counsel, Depart-
ment of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, 2900
Apalachee Parkway, Neil Kirkman Building A-432,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0504, by certified mail
return receipt requested. A complaint for forfeiture
has been filed in the above styled court.
7/17-7/24
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2008-CA-000092
GMAC MORTGAGE,LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RANDY LEINO A/K/A/ RANDALL W. LEINO,
et al,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: RANDY LEINO A/K/A/ RANDALL W.
LEINO
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
12854 OLD PLANK ROAD
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32220
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
LORI LEINO A/K/A/ LORI L. LEINO
12854 OLD PLANK ROAD
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32220
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM
AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose
a mortgage on the following property in BAKER
County, Florida:
LOT 106, ROLLING MEADOWS, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES
96-101, PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses within 30
days after the first publication, if any, on Florida
Default Law Group, P.L., Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 9119 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 300,
Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the original with this
Court.either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each week
for two consecutive weeks in The Baker County
Press.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court
on this 11th day of July, 2008.
Al Fraser
Clerk of the Court
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
7/17-7/24


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


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Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Services


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2008-CA-000060
U.S. BANK, N.A.
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHEILA M. MORTON A/K/A/ SHEILA MOR-
TON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHEILA M.
MORTON AK/A SHEILA MORTON; EFFIE GEORGE;
__ UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EFFIE GEORGE;
and all unknown parties claiming by, through,
under or against the herein named Defendants,
who are not known to be dead or alive, whether
said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees,
spouses, or other claimants; TENANT #1 and/or
TENANT #2, the parties intended to account for the
person or persons in possession; FLORIDA HOUS-
ING FINANCE CORPORATION
Defendants

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: EFFIE GEORGE AND UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF EFFIE GEORGE, and
all unknown parties claiming by, through,
under or against the above named Defen-
dants, who are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said unknown parties claim
as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,
lierors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or
other claimants
Current Residence Unknown, but whose
last known address was:
426 Barbara Circle, Macclenny, Florida
32063
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose
a mortgage on the following property in BAKER
County, Florida, to-wit:
LOT TWO (2), BLOCK TWO (2), JERRY
W. THOMAS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 42 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it
on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A., Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 18830 U.S. Highway 19 North,
Suite 300, Clearwater, Florida 33764, on or before
August 15, 2008, or within thirty (30) days after
the first publication of this Notice of Action, and
file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 339
East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063,
either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court
on this 15th day of July, 2008.
Al Fraser
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk
7/24-7/31
STATE OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL JUSTICE STAN-
DARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION,
Petitioner
vs.
MARCUS D. HODGES, Case #21547
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative
Complaint has been filed against you seeking to
revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in accor-
dance with Section 943.1395, FS., and any rules
promulgated thereunder.
You are required to serve a written copy of
your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Sec-
tion 120.57, F.S. upon Michael Crews, PROGRAM
,DiRECTOR, CriminidlJustide Ptofessionallsmr-n ''
program Florida Depj)ntept.oJ Law Enforcenent,
P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489,
on or before September 15, 2008. Failure to do so
will result in a default being entered against you
to Revoke said certification pursuant to Section
120.60, F.s., and Rule 11B-27, EA.C.
Dated July 15, 2008
DIRECTOR William J. Romine
CHAIRMAN-CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS
AND TRAINING COMMISSION
By: -s- Maurice Austin, Division Representa-
tive
7/24-8/14
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 vehicle will be sold at public
auction August 8, 2008 at 10:00 am, at Higginbo-
tham's Towing & Recovery, US 90 West, Glen St.
Mary, FL. 32040.
1998 Freightliner Tractor
VIN # 1FUYDZYB7WP886988
7/24
A R&R, INC.
10525 DUVAL LANE
MACCLENNY, FL 32063
Phone (904) 259-4774
The following vehicle will be sold at public
auction August 8, 2008 at 8:00 am, at A R&R, INC.
10525 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063
1995 Jeep
VIN # 1J4GZ78S7SC543523
7/24
Registration of Fictitious Names
I the undersigned, being duly sworn, do here-
by declare under oath that the names of all persons
interested in the business or profession carried on
under the name of Coastal Flooring whose prin-
ciple place of business is: 5422-A Long Branch
Road, Maxville, FL 32234 and the extent of the
interest of each is as follows:
NAME EXTENT OF INTEREST
Jason Mills 100%
Signature
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF BAKER
Sworn to-and subscribed before me this 21st
day of July, 2008.
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
7/24
Registration of Fictitious Names
I the undersigned, being duly sworn, do here-
by declare under oath that the names of all persons
interested in the business or profession carried on
under the name of Black Lotus, Inc. whose prin-
ciple place of business is: 520 Martin Luther King
Drive, Macclenny, FL 32063/4207 Hickory Street,
Macclenny, FL 32063 and the extent of the interest
of each is as follows:
NAME EXTENT OF INTEREST
Joseph Brown 50%
Sterling West 50%
Joseph Brown
Sterling West
Signature
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF BAKER
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 21st
day of July, 2008.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Court
Baker County, Florida
By Bonnie Palleschi
As Deputy Clerk


Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm

Pastor J. C. Lauramore Welcomes All


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Brooklyn Nicole
Born on uly 9th
Jason and Stephanie Combs
of Macclenny are proud to
announce the birth of their
daughter Brooklyn Nicole on
July 9, 2008 at Baptist Medical
Center.
Brooklyn weighed 7 lbs. 11
oz. and was 19 inches long.
She joins brothers Logan and
Caleb. Grandparents are Donald
and Kay Combs of Macclenny
and Donnie and Teri Allen of
Glen St. Mary.


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50th anniversary
The four children of Richard
and Ruby Payne of Sanford, FL
are inviting friends and family to
the couple's renewal of wedding
vows on the occasion of their
50th wedding anniversary.
The ceremony will take place
on Saturday, August 2 at the
Grace Pointe Church of the Naz-
arene in Sanford at 2:00 pm. The
church is located at 2581 South
Sanford Ave. A reception follows
the ceremony.
Mrs. Payne is the former Ruby
Lauramore and a native of Baker
County.

Claim lost items
The Baker County Middle
School's lost and found has an
abundance of clothing and vari-
ous items that have not been
claimed during this previous
school year. These items will
be available to be claimed at the
middle school auditorium until
Thursday, July 31. After that
date, the items will be donated
to a charitable organization.

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Claire Josephine Nickles
New sister arrives
Michael and Rosie Nickles
of Macelenny are pleased to
announce the birth of daughter
Claire Josephine on June 27,
2008 at Baptist South Medical
Center. She weighed 6 pounds,
14 ounces and was 20 inches
long.
Claire joins brother William.
Maternal grandparents are James
and Margaret McGauley and
paternal grandparents are James
and Sandra Nickles, all of Glen
St. Mary. Paternal great-grand-
mother is Jeanette Combs.

Family grateful
The family of the late Elder
Lucious Williams would like
to thank you for all the acts of
kindness, telephone calls, tele-
grams, cards and flowers, food
and to all who came to sit with
us, and for the love and prayers
shown to us during our bereave-
ment. Your love and strength
have been a comfort to us all.
'Mayr Godcontinue to bless you
all.
THANK YOU,
ELDER LUSCIOUS WILLIAMS FAMILY
Fishfamily reunion
The annual Fish family reunion
will be held on Saturday, August 2
at the Baker County Fairgrounds
north of Macclenny.
It begins at 11:00 am, and
lunch will be served at 12:30.
Please bring a covered dish.
This runs July 24, 31- paid


Ashton Rylee and Madison Brooke

Twin girls are born on July 14th
Andy and Amanda Coop of Orange Park are pleased to announce
the birth of twin girls, Ashton Rylee and Madison Brooke, on July
14, 2008.
Ashton weighed 6 lbs. 3 oz. and Madison weighed 6 lbs. 1 oz.
Paternal grandparents are Johnnie and Marilyn Smith of Pulaski,
TN. Maternal grandparents are Mike and Monica Carlton of Mac-
clenny.


July 4th arrival
Sean Boggs and Amanda
Doyle of Atlantic Beach are
pleased to announce the birth of
daughter Alyssa Jean Boggs on
July 4th, 2008 at Beaches Baptist
Medical Center in Jacksonville.
She was 8 lbs. 13 oz.
Proud grandparents are Terri
and Mike Hooper of Atlantic
Beach, Herb and Shirley Boggs
of Glen St. Mary and Joe and
Sandra Grumwald of St. Louis,
MO.


50th anniversary
Gloria and B.J. Jones of Sand-
erson celebrate their 50th an-
niversary on Friday, July 25th.
They have three children and
seven grandchildren. Due to ill-
ness their wedding gift of a trip
to Los Vegas had to be put off to
a later date.


Nita D. Crawford, Supervisor of Elections,
will be registering new voters and accepting
voter registration changes at


Winn/Dixa'e
Baker Square Shopping Center, Macclenny

Friday, July 25 &
Saturday, July 26, 2008
10:00 am to 6:00 pm


Special Exception Notice

Macclenny Bar-B-Q Inc., d/b/a
Woody's Bar-B-Q, is requesting a
Special Exception at 1482 S. 6th
Street for the purpose of selling
alcoholic beverages for on-site
consumption.

Any support or objections may be
heard at the Zoning Adjustment
Board meeting to be held on
August 4, 2008, at 6:00 pm, at
City Hall, 118 E. Macclenny Ave.


Lawtey VBS
Highland First Baptist Church
of Lawtey will be holding its
annual vacation Bible school
from August 4 through August
8, 2008 for ages Pre-K to 12th
grade.
Dinner will be served at 5:30
pm; Bible school starts at 6:00
pm. For more information call
Dana Pendarvis at (904) 782-
3792.

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and Celinda Smith) is requesting
a Special Exception at 5418 CR
23B for an addition to the cur-
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Sports


Volleyball teams from the Sanderson Christian Revival Center and Christian Fellowship Temple pray prior to their game the
evening of July 18.
PHOlO BY CHUCK NICHOLS


Church volleyball underway

Competitive, leisure leagues oferfellowship


BY CHUCK NICHOLS
Press Staff
Baker County volleyball en-
thusiasts have begun the 2008
church volleyball season at the
Macclenny volleyball courts at
the Knabb Sports Complex on
8th Street.
More than 200 members rep-
resent their various churches to
play in the Church Coed Volley-
ball Ministry of Baker County.
The ministry uses funds from
the $75 per team entry fee to
help families in need in the Bak-
er County area.
SJered Bearden, a committee
member of the ministry, says the
,league "shows the community
,ihat Christiansmcancome togethi
er and have fun."
Bearden said that he enjoys
the league because it provides
* exercise and ftin for him and
his wife while they spend time
together.


The leagues include youth
and adult leisure or competitive
teams. The leisure leagues are
more for fun and do not allow
spiking or overhead serves.
The largest of the leagues is
the adult leisure league with 20
teams.
The adult competitive league
has 14 teams, while the youth
leagues have 10 leisure and five
competitive teams. The league is
coed and a female is required to
hit a return shot if not returned
on the first volley.
The leisure leagues are just
great fun and fellowship. Good
shots or poor bring laughter
and praise from teammates and
: spectators., -
The competitive league
games show the talent, skill and
athleticism of the players while
offering a supportive backdrop.
The competition is fierce, but an
attitude of respect for others pre-


vails. This is high level compe-
tition rated G, without the trash
talk and egos.
The result is a fun, family-safe
environment that teaches kids of
all ages they can compete with-
out having to loose dignity or
respect.
Players open and close each
game with prayer and league
rules require each player attend
one church service per week in
order to be eligible to play. How-
ever, players do not have to be a
member of any church.
Rules indicate that this is a
Christian league and that players
should conduct themselves in a
way that is "pleasing in the eyes
of our Lord."
For more information, or to
get involved in next year's play,
the league has a great web site
at www.churchcoedvolleyball.
com.


Club ramps up for a new season


BY CHUCK NICHOLS
.Press Staff
The Baker County Touch-
down Cldb football program is
getting ready for another season.
Their Mission: "To provide the
children of Baker County a safe,
fun learning environment to de-
velop their skills for football and
cheerleading and to teach good
sportsmanship in all we do."
The league enables more than
250 boys and girls, ages 6-13, to
play football or cheer each year.
This year the entry fee is $55 for
football or cheerleading.
The football league is divided
into three divisions: Pee Wee
(age 6-8), Middle (age 9-10) and
Senior (age 11-13). Peggy Par-
rish will head up the cheerlead-
ers this year.
The league requires a physi-
cal from each of the participants
and will offer them a free physi-
cal at the Family Medical Cen-
ter in Macclenny August 6 from
4:00-5:30 pm. Games begin
September 13 at 9:00 am with
opening ceremonies starting an
hour earlier.
The league hopes to have an
equipment swap and sale, a day
of instruction from Baker the
County High School Wildcats
with Coach Bobby Johns, and
the certified Punt, Pass and Kick
Competition for all participants
this year.
Sign up is held at Municipal
Stadium and will close August
9.
The two younger leagues will
play their games on Saturday
mornings at the stadium, while
the senior league will play Mon-
day nights under the lights.
League director Richie Thar-
pe held his first coaches' meet-
ing on July 19.
And while Mr. Tharpe was
concerned with the number of
volunteers at the initial turn out,
he felt confident that more foot-


League director
coaches July 19.


ball and cheerleading coaches
would be volunteering soon. He
handed out the coaching and
league rules to the group. In
bold letters at the top of the page
it read, Remember: It's all about
the children! -
Mr. Tharpe informed attend-
ees that background checks are
done on every volunteer who ap-
plies. Coaches will draft players
August 11. The draft is done by


PHOTO BY CHUCK NICHOIS
pulling names from a hat. Play-
ers are allowed to return to their
previous team only at a parent's
request. Mr. Tharpe hopes to
have at least six teams in each
division. Coaches were encour-
aged to begin looking for spon-
sors immediately.
Businesses are urged to sup-
port this program by sponsoring
a team.


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, July 24, 2008 Page 11


Old athletes;racing girl spat


It certainly has been the year of the older athlete in
sports, particularly the PGA.
Not only did Rocco Mediate make it all the way
to a playoff with Tiger Woods in the Masters, but 53-
year-old Greg Norman led the Brit-
ish Open last week going into the
final day of play. FAT L
Norman faded a little in the fi-
nal day, but wound up finishing Bob G
third. What made The Shark's per- B
formance even more amazing was
that he has not really competed on
a week-to-week basis for some time.
Norman was playing at a level unlike any other
athlete even close to his age going into the final
round. Arnold Palmer didn't win a- major after the
age of 35.' Jack Nicklaus was 46 when he won his
last major tournament.
"Fading" has been a knock on The Shark through-
out his career, but what he has accomplished is none-
theless amazing. It certainly gives people of Nor-
man's age like me pleasure, but that doesn't
mean I could run a mile in under five minutes like I
could at 18. In fact I'd probably drop over like a tree
if I tried.
As remarkable as Norman's feat was, it still falls
behind that of Dara Torres, who at 43 made the
Olympic swimming team for the fifth time. Torres
isn't swimming a relay or long distance race; she
qualified for the 50 and 100 meter sprints.
Amazing.


Jags camp


is open to


the public

For Jacksonville Jaguar fans,
this is one of the best times of the
year. It's a chance to get up close
and personal with the players
at training camp that begins this
Saturday.
For players, it's an opportu-
nity to shake off the rust, work on
skills and learn the ins and outs of
the offense and defense. For fans,
it's a chance to meet the new play-
ers, get autographs and get much
closer to the game than you can in
the cheap seats at the stadium.
Players take training camp se-
riously,
For those on the fringes, it's
a time tgowork their way, into a
start ng 6ibackup slot. For.others
on the bubble, it's an opportunity
to try and make the team. For the
veterans it's a time to show that
they've still got it, and for rookies
to demonstrate what the hype was
all about.
About 80 players will report
on Friday and the roster will have
to be trimmed to 53 by the end of
the pre-season.
Most of the players will report
in good condition. But the Jag-
uars top off-season trade, wide
receiver Jerry Porter, recently
underwent knee surgery and will
miss the pre-season. Tight end
George Wrightster is also recov-
ering from surgery.
The first practice is 10:15 am
on July 26. Training camp is free
and there are bleachers set up
for about 2500 fans at the train-
ing facility outside the stadium.
Concessions are available. Still
cameras are allowed, but no video
equipment.
Here's a look at the practice
schedule for training camp. Au-
tograph seekers can wait after
each practice session, outside the
practice-field fence as the players
return to the locker, room.
Practice schedule (Times are
subject to change):
July 26: 10:15 am and 7 pm
July 27: 10:15 am and 7 pm
July 28: 11 am (special teams
only) and 7 pm
July 29: 10:15 am and 7 pm
July 30: 1:30 pm
July 31: 11 am (special teams
only) and 7:15 pm
Aug: 1: 10:15 am, scrimmage
at 7:30 pm inside stadium.
Aug. 2: mock game at 10:30
am inside stadium.


WIN OR GO HOME

on 3 Basketball Tournamela
August 2,2008
; 8:30 am- until
.. at the Baker County High School Gym
Registration: $100 fee per team, deadline is July ,
S Late registration: $125 July 28 August 2 by 8:30 am
S a Pickup applications from:
.''.A istian Affair, Crusaders for Christ Church, Fashion Cove in
o': r. o contact Leonard Lewis (904) 868-1939 or Anthony James (904) 31
ADMISSION: $3


Danica Patrick reminds me of a Chihuahua. No,
I'm not calling the Indy Racing League driver and
Maxim photo-girl a dog. Far from it. It's just that
Chihuahuas don't realize that they are tiny little ca-


ADY
erard


nines.
They think that they are just as
big as the Labradors and German
Shepherds and won't hesitate going
toe-to-toe with the big dogs.
Patrick seems to have the same


attitude. She is just a nudge over
five-feet tall and stalked into the
pits and told off fellow driver Ryan Briscoe in last
month's Indy 500 for cutting her off.
Briscoe didn't quite know what to do, so he stood
there and took it. She did it again this weekend dur-
ing qualifying.
While Briscoe wasn't sure how to handle Patrick,
not so from this week's target. Patrick went after the
tour's only other woman driver, Venezuelan Duno
Milka, who also allegedly cut her off.
Milka told her to go away and when Patrick re-
fused and became more heated, Milka beaned her
with a towel. That sent Patrick off the deep end and
she let the foul language fly. .Milka, who wasn't go-
ing to stand there and take it, hit her with a second
towel. At that point Patrick stormed off.
The IRL, instead of trying to hush it up, posted
the video on its web site. I guess they figure that any
publicity is good publicity.


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Everyone is invited to attend.
For information contact Marva Williams at 275-2770
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Sign-Ups



Every Saturday in July, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Saturday, August 2nd Tuesday, August 5
Thursday, August 7
from 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

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8:00 am till??

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John Deere Tractor, 5303 model, 65 Do you have a junk car or truck to sell
horse, canopy top, one reer hydraulic, or haul off. Call 259-7968. 1/1Otfc
250 hours on tractor, $12,500. Attach- Elderly daycare, Lake City. Do you need
ments available. 238-7519.7/24-7/31p care far vnuiir ldrlv Inuovi nn whilo nn


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paid in advance, and be in our office
no later than 4:00 pm the Monday
preceding publication, unless other-
wise arranged in advance. Ads can
be mailed provided they are accom-
panied by payment and instructions.
They should be mailed to: Classified
Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O.
Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We
cannot assume responsibility for
accuracy of ads or notices given over
the telephone. Liability for errors in all
advertising will be limited to the first
publication only. If after that time, the
ad continues to run without notifica-
tion of error by the person or agency
for whom it was published, then that
party assumes full payment respon-
sibility. The Baker County Press
reserves the right to refuse advertis-
ing or any other material which in
the opinion of the publisher does not
meet standards of publication.





2001 Keystone Cougar 5th wheel,
29' double slide, excellent condition,
$13,900. 838-0035. 7/24tfc
Frigid Aire electric range, self cleaning
oven, two years old $300. 259-7949. .
7/24p
Green peanuts for sale Valencia $30 a
bushel, 386-752-3434. 7/3-7/31 p
Electric stove, flat top, self cleaning,
great condition $200. Sectional sofa,
great condition, $100. 904-322-6729.
7/24p
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
e.celleni condition. Solithini" Chrm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
Washer, dryer, living room items, bed-
room suite, china cabinet, dining room
table, and much more. 275-2680.
7/24p
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
Junior saddle, horse blanket, saddle
stand, feed barrel, bridle and halter, all
for $150. 259-0820. 7/24p
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
Free, regulation basketball net, you
move. 210-6543. 7/24tfc
1997 Crosley 10 ton dual tandem axle
equipment trailer $2500, new 10 foot
bush hog mower $1800, new 6 foot
bush hog mower $600. 904-838-2648.
7/17-7/24p
Honda Scooter, 70 mph, 55 mpg, reli-
able transportation. 259-5468. 7/24p
2001 18'-0185 Procraft bass boat with
trailer, 150 Mercury, trolling motor, two
new trolling batteries, new tires on trail-
er, dual windshield, many extras, new
upholstery, high dollar rod and reels,
tackle boxes, many fishing lures, power
tilt, runs perfect, clean and beautiful,
sacrifice for $11,500. Call Gene 259-
2298 or 904-497-8144 cell.
7/24-8/14p
1971 Winnebego, 318 motor, rebuilt
transmission, runs good, new paint
job, self-contained. Will sell or trade for
16-19' box trailer. 674-9219. 7/24p
2006 125 Yamaha Grizzly, automatic,
kept very well, 100 hours, $4100. 84
North Fourth Street. 408-1129. 7/24p
Used restaurant equipment, One Fat
Frog, new and used, 1137 W. Airport,
Sanford, FL 32773. 407-936-2733.
7/17-8/7p
Steel buildings, 20x20, 30x40, 50x100,
100x100, up to 50% off on erected
completed projects, www.scg-grp.com
Source#112, phone 904-813-1728.
7/24-7/31 p
12' Jon boat, clear title $400 OBO. 259-
9182. Leave message if no answer.
7/24-7/31p


vacation? Call'the house of love assist-
ed living and elderly day care, respite
welcome, 24 hour care by profession-
als, weekly and monthly rates available.
386-466-0054. 7/24-7/31p





Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
American Bulldogs, CKC registered,
$500 OBO. 476-5960. 7/24p
Dachshund, one year old blue dapple
with papers, $400 OBO. 259-8285.
7/24p
Chihuahua puppy, 11 week old male,
rare brindle. 904-674-9729. 7/24p
Pigs for sale. 259-7071. 7/24p






Notice to readers:


Mobility Express Scooter, model
#HS120, great shape, never used out-
side, nraybe used two years if that,
just around the house. Red in color,
adjustable padded seat and flip up
arms, steering wheel with thumb level
control, one piece battery pack. Paid
$1,050 cash for it, will take $500. Call
Annette Barton 259-3932 or 626-3173.
Also have a light tan colored rocker re-
cliner, regular size, new, $100, I paid
$250 for it. 7/24p





Want to save gas, share a ride. If you
work in Jacksonville or Lake City and
interested in carpooling, get in touch.
5/1tfc
Looking for a fourth rider to Jackson-
ville. Must be able to leave Macclenny
by 6:15 am. Hours are from 7:00 am-
4:00 pm. Call Robert at 259-2423 or
553-4294 or Tammy at 545-0426.
7/17-7/24





1988 F350 dually, tool bins and pipe
rack, $3000 OBO. 259-9649. 7/24c
2003 Chevy Silverado extended cab,
Z71 4x4, 146,000 miles $10,500 OBO.
904-219-0480. 7/24tfc
1989 C4 Corvette, runs good, 350
carburated motor, C4B body kit, wing,
viper blue with white racing stripe,
two-tone interior, new tires and wheels,
comes with C5 speedster hatch, needs
painting, have to let go, $9,500 OBO.
904-237-7371 Allen. 7/24-7/31 p
1997 Ford F150 4x4, $5500 OBO. 259-
S9649. '. '"''~ *" 7/24c
2007 Yamaha R6, blue, silver and
black, 1100 miles, medium and large
matching helmets, $7500 OBO. 904-
401-5976. 7/17-8/7p
1998 Chevy 1500, 4x4, $2500 OBO.
259-9649. 7/24c
2005 Chevrolet Impala, great condi-
tion $9995. 275-2480. 7/17-7/24p
1979 Pontiac Trans Am Firebird, V8,
301 automatic, needs lots of love,
$1500. 275-3095. 7/24-7/31 p
Pair 1976 Fiat 124 convertibles, tops
and body great, both run, one title, lot
spares, eight wheels plus four mags,
asking $2700 both. 259-8188. 7/24p
1967 Chevy C10, new paint, sprayed
bedliner, 350 engine, turbo 350 trans-
mission, good shape, $5000. Call for
more details. 259-5296. 7/17-7/24p
1983 GMC 1500 V8, $1000 firm. 259-
9649. 7/24c
1991 Ford F150 4x4, tool bed and pipe
rack, $2500 OBO. 259-9649. 7/24c
1992 Lincoln $1200, 1999 Taurus Sta-
tion wagon $1400, 1999 Monte Carlo
$1700, 2000 Saturn, leather interior
$1700, 1988 Ford F150 4x4, $4000.
904-838-2648. 7/17-7/24p





Babysitting in my home, all ages 6:00
am until ? Monday-Friday near 125 &
127. 838-2287. 7/10-8/7p
Lawn care, reasonable rates, senior
discount, free estimates. Call 371-0209
or 275-2450. 7/17-7/24p
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. 2/13tfc


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,s Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 9:00 am-? 34 N.
T4l -AGj College Street. Ladies 3x clothes, stylist coats, tools,
baby high chair and stroller, 50 gallon fish tank and
more.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm,
Wiremill Road. Four family
SFriday and Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, 711 Shortputt Drive. Antique
piano, lap-top computer, clothes, home decor, much more. 923-
S6985. Four family
SFriday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 4075 Birch Street, Macclenny II.
SLike new double stroller with infant seat, nice female teen clothes,
Slot of misc. Multi family
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 121 north to 185, left on St.
,' Mary's Bluff. Lots of everything.
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6337. Large, cheap yard sale.
SFriday and Saturday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 6075 South River Circle oh
So Miltondale. Furniture, clothes, and miscellaneous items.
SSaturday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, Corner of Bob Kirkland Road and 23A.
" Clothes, toys, lazy boy recliner and much more.
Saturday, 7:00 am-noon, 6087 Copper Drive, Copper Creek. Kids
Clothes, toys and misc. items. Two family
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, items, clothes, household items. Giant yard sale
" Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 6143 Michele Road. Whispering Pines subdi-
Svision off Miltondale Road. Lots of goodies.
Saturday, 7:00 am-?, 587 Fox Run Circle. Moving sale.
Saturday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm, Hwy. 90 W. approximately 2!' miles
past Glen to Cow Pen Road on right lirst house on right. Large
ij moving sale, pictures, mirrors, sheets, furniture, total gym, gift sets,,
Planters, home decor, clothes, handbags, lots of nice stuff.
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 4632 Dogwood Street, Macclenny II subdivi-
Ssion.
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Experienced sales person, full time,
apply in person with Mike Dees at
PinBview Chevy or call 904-259-6117.
7/24p
Fuel desk cashiers, variable shifts,
competitive starting pay with benefits,
training provided. Contact Russell 904-
266-4281 ext. 13 or email ta125@mor-
risholdings.com 7/3tfc


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BReal Estae


Notice to Readers
All real estate advertising in this newspaper
is subject to the Fair Housing Act which
makes it illegal to advertise "any preference,
limitation or discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap, familiar status
or national origin, or an intention, to make
any such preference, limitation or discrimi-
nation." Familial status Includes children
under the age of 18 living with parents or
legal custodians, pregnant women and peo-
ple securing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly accept
any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are hereby


informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal oppor-
tunity basis. To complain of discrimination,
call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The
toll free telephone number for the impaired
is 1-800-927-9275.
Just reduced, $118,000 to $98,500
firm, 10.01 acres of land, West Glen
Estates, homes only. Cow Pen Road,
first lot on right off Hwy. 90. 334-
8581. 7/1Otfc


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. 4 BR, 2/i BA on one acre 3000+ SF,
4/19tfc detached garage,, large separated din-
ing room, built in entertainment center,
*hardwood' floors throughout, nicely
landscaped. 591-7418 or 259-6244.
7/24-7/31 p


3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1576 SF heat-
ed on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all electric
appliances, $190,000. Please call 813-
1580. (21GFO). 3/10tfc
Hunting land, deer, turkey, and hogs,
10-90 acre parcels, owner financing
available. Starting price $4,000 per
acre, 15 minutes from Macclenny. 912-
843-2562. 7/17-7/24p
Beautiful home on 3.8 acres, 3 BR,
2 BA, 1996 SF on gorgeous piece of
property, $259,000. 6147 Tim Crews
Road. Call Brian at 710-7477 for more
information. 7/24-7/31 p
3 BR, 2 BA all brick, one acre, many
upgrades, built in 2005, in Glen,.
$199,000. 904-735-9198. 7/24-8/14p


The newspaper often publishes classified
advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
weight loss products, health products.
While the newspaper uses reasonable
discretion in deciding on publication of
such ads, it takes no responsibility as to
the truthfulness of claims. Respondents
should use caution and common sense
before sending any money or making other
commitments based on statements and/or
promises; demand specifics in writing. You
can also call the Federal Trade Commission
at 1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot
fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it
sounds too good to be true,'it probably is.
- The Baker County Press
Smiling faces and positive attitudes
New retail hardware store opening
in Macclenny. Positions available are
cashiers, clerical, floor sales, and cus-
tomer service. Part time and full time
positions, benefits. Fax resume to 904-
272-1939 or email human resources @
HAH.FDN.com 7/24-7/31 p
Maintenance personnel, experience
preferred but not necessary. Travel
required, must have valid driver's
license. 904-759-3647. 7/17tfc
Need Class A Florida driver for semi
with flatbed. Hiring immediately, runs
in Florida, home every weekend. Great
pay. Call Mike 904-545-0548.
7/24-7/31 p
Lawn crew leader wanted, must
have at least two years professional
experience, must have a valid driver's
license. Benefits, paid holidays and
vacation. Contact Michael & Jonathan's
Landscaping at (904)259-7388.
7/17-7/24p
Experienced service technician, must
have clean driving record. 259-8038.
7/24-7/31 p
Enthusiastic dental hygienist needed
for busy practice. Full time position-
4 days per week. Fax resume to Dr.
Romeo at 259-8978. Last week's num-
ber was listed incorrectly. No phone
calls please. 7/17-7/24c
Drivers: great pay/benefits, home-
time. Regional routes, paid vacation
and bonuses, CDL-A, 18 months OTR
required. Willie 904-354-5586.
7/24-7/31p
Property Manager, part-time, section
eight experience required, good pay
and benefits. Fax resume 259-8950 or
email ram380@comcast.net 5/22tfc
Charlton VNS has an opening for a full-
time registered nurse for the Charlton
County area. Great benefit package. Call
Amanda Anderson to set up an inter-
view 1-800-446-9116. 12/6tfc


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05 Nissan Altima AC/AT 30 mpg.................................... $9,995
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, July 24, 2008 Page 13


All brick 2306 SF 4 BR, 2V2 BA, $259,900
in Copper Creek. Open floor plan, 16'
master closet, irrigation system, huge
attic storage, Olhausen pool table, and
much more. Call 904-860-8881 for
appointment. 6/26-7/24p
1997 40x24 doublewide Redmond
mobile home, 2 BR, 2 BA, one acre, new
4" well, septic tank and drainfield, one
mile north of Glen, shown by appoint-
ment only, $79,000 firm. 259-6546 day
or 219-2842 evening. 7/24tfc
Designed for compact living, if you
want an open compact home, we can
build it on your lot. Call 1-800-879-
3132. License #FLCRC-057112.
4/10tfc
9.39 acres 1 mile north of Sanderson
on CR 229. $103,500. Owner financing
available. 904-813-1580. 1/10tfc
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. 4/10tfc
Reduced for quick sale, Otis Yarborough
Rd. New 2080 SF 3 BR, 2 BA brick
home with one acre land. Appraised at
$203,000, will sell for $189,500. Call
Homes by Gray, day 259-6546, evening
259-4602 or 759-3818. 6/19tfc
4 BR, 2 BA brick home with 1876 SF
heated on acre in Macclenny, all elec-
tric appliances, $210,000. 813-1580
(18GFO). 4/10tfc
Residential lot 108'x290' on Estate
Street at entrance to Macclenny II,
$59,900. 904-219-0480. 7/24tfc
Three 1% acre lots on Big St. Mary's
River. Two have late model doublewides,
one has older singlewide. 904-838-
2648. 7/17-7/24p
2.18 acres in heart of Glen St. Mary,
close to schools and tennis courts,
mobile homes O.K. $69,900. 904-219-
0480. 7/24tfc
4/2/2 with huge great room 1682 sf
with designer kitchen, covered rear
porch, high ceilings. Must see master
bath. From $145,000 built on your lot.
Call 1-800-879-3132. License #FLCRC-
057112. 4/10tfc
3 BR, 2 BA brick home with 1721 SF
heated on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all elec-
tric appliances, $180,000. Call 813-1580
(8WE). 5/10tfc
George buys houses you wanted to sell,
now you need to sell. Cash offers or
terms. 904-219-0480. 7/24tfc
/2 acre in Macclenny with mobile home,
as is, $1500 down payment. Owner
financing. 904-813-1580. 6/5tfc
3 BR, 2 BA home, 2300 SF on one acre,
two-car garage, separate building for
workshop/craftshop, heated and A/C,
$230,000. 259-7997. 7/24-7/31 p
3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash discount. 912-
843-8118. 2/22tfc
FSBO Beautiful five acres off Otis
Yarborough Road, cleared and ready for
your home, $170,000. 259-9551.


FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III, 2
large lots $65,000 each, 1 lot @ $55,000.
Ownerfinancingavailable.904-813-1580.
1/10tfc
10 acre tract, lot 21, at the Farms at Glen
Plantation $15,000 below market value,
$185,000 neg. Call Mike 904-338-1722.
7/17-7/24p
4 BR, 2 BA triplewide with living room,
family room, dining room, fireplace, eat-
in kitchen with pantry, on one acre for
$85,000 or best offer. Contact 904-662-
2650. 7/24p





Lovely county home, 3 BR, 11/2 BA with
five acres, south of Sanderson, outside
pets welcome, no smoking, $975/month,
$975 deposit. 904-626-8359 or 275-
2680. 7/24p
4 BR, 2 BA all appliances included,
home water filter, 1800 SF, over acre
lot, $1100/month, $1100 deposit. 652-
3951. 8751 Dupree Road. 7/24-7/31p
Country charm with city comforts, 3 BR,
2 BA, fireplace, close to schools, $850/
month with security. Call 465-3841.
7/24-7/31 p
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
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home in Glen St. Mary
area, $150 weekly, no deposit. 904-910-
5434 or Ne)tel beep 160*132311*2.
7/24p
3 BR, 2 BA on /2 acre private lot, ref-
erences, no smoking, no pets, $650/
month, $500 deposit. 259-5853.
7/24-7/31 p
Prices are low, build new and save
money over renting. Call 1-800-879-
3132. License #FLCRC-057112.4/1 Otfc
Small 12x40 mobile home, North 121,
no pets, no smoking, $500 deposit,
$500/month. 259-3428. 7/17-7/24p
3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes, no pets,
garbage pickup, water & yard mowing
provided, $385-$585. 912-843-8118.
7/5tfc
3 BR, 2 BA home with all electric appli-
ances on large lot in Copper Creek,
$1800 security deposit, $1800/month.
Please call 626-8428. 7/24tfc
3 BR, 1 BA upscale downtown Macclenny
apartment, $800 deposit, $800/month,
no pets. Must see, call for appointment
904-509-7246. 7/17-7/24p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home in black bottom
area, $225/weekly, no deposit. 904-910-
5434 or Nextel beep 160*132311*2.
7/24p
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home for rent,
Georgia bend area, $425/month plus
deposit. Please call 535-2050. 7/24p
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C,. no
pets, $500,$575. plus'deposit. 904-860-
4604. 3/17tfc


Fire your landlord, build new. Your
payments could be lower than rent.
Call 1-800-879-3132. License #FLCRC-
057112. 4/10tfc
3 BR, 1 BA house in the country, no
pets, $600/month, $500 deposit. 275-
2865 or 923-2191. 7/24-8/14c
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, 2 BA mobile home like new, $700/
month, first and last, $500 deposit. Glen
area, no pets. 259-2121. 7/24tfc
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
2 BR, 1 BA central H/A, washer/dryer
hook-up, $450/month, $450 deposit,
garbage, water, sewage and lawn care
included, no pets. 904-219-2690 or
912-843-8165. 7/24c
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
2 BR, 1 BA brick home on large fenced
city lot, washer and dryer included,
$800/month, first and last, $500 depos-
it. 813-5558. 7/24p
3 BR, 2 BA double wide mobile home,
big yard, in good area, 1/4 mile to 1-10,
$750/month, $750 deposit. 259-2900 or
591-2640. 7/17tfc




c?^j, LAIKE CITY
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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
MATHEMATICS
168 Duty Days Tenured Track
To Commence August 2008
Teach college-level and preparatory
mathematics courses; work with
colleagues for the advancement of
departmental goals. Master's degree in
appropriate area related to mathematics;
or Master's degree with minimum of 18
graduate credit hours in course work
centered on mathematics.
Salary: Based on degree and experience,
plus benefits.
Review of applications will begin
July 25, 2008
Persons interested should provide
College application, visa, and
photocopies of transcripts. All foreign
transcripts must be submitted with
official translation and evaluation.
Position details and applications
available on web at:
www.lakecitvcc.edu
Human Resources
Lake City Community College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City F 32025-2007
Phone (386) 754-4314
Fax (386) 754-4594
E-Mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Commission n Colleges
S of He"S'ithidrBAssociation of Collges'ahd :
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1990 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide mobile home,
you move, new vinyl siding and central H/A
unit, $10,000. 868-5078. 7/24-7/31 p





Oceanview condo for rent, Fernandina
Beach, beautifully furnished 2 BR, 2 BA, pri-
vate beach and pool access, $1200/week,
$550/week-end. Please call 904-868-5029.
7/24-8/7p


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STOP, YOU'VE FOUNDYOUR NEW HOME 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! $775,000
QUALITY & STYLE MLS# 418571 Seller will pay
*up to $5,000 in Closing Costs, all brick 3/2 home;
1.1 acres, spacious floor plan, formal dining sep/
brkfst area, Brazilian wood floors, stainless steel
appliances & so much more! $267,500
SURE TO PLEASE MLS# 430342 Custom design
throughout; crown molding, wainscoting, 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, comer 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
WELCOME HOME! 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
WHAT A LOOKER! 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
stocked fish pond. $699,000
HIGH & DRY IS WHY! MLS# 428488 5.63acres
waiting for you to build your dream home,
surrounded by gorgeous homes & country setting.
$159,000
LOOK SEE BUY MLS# 441220 1.70Acres,
4BR/2BA Macdenny home just itching for you to
buy and own today. $119,000


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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
SPACIOUS DOUBLEWIDE MLS# 395542 6 bedrooms & 2
bath w/2,024sf of space to live and grow; huge above ground
pool, 2 car detached garage, two pastures completely fenced
ready for horses! $160,000
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 MLS# 397003 Ideal commercial property
by interstate, property can be purchased for the asking price or
first parcel at $2,75sf. Seller will also consider build to site. Call
for more info $3,500,000
SIMPLY ADORABLE SIMPLY YOU MLS# 406637 2 Story
stucco home w/3br/2ba & 1,696sf enjoy your own garden tub
w/Jacuzi, dining room, Irg storage shed for projects & mature
Oaktrees. $163,000
HOMEONTHE RANGE?-MLS# 400516Propertyiscompletely
fenced w/wooden privacy & chain link; Home is 4/3 2,061sf, all
brick & indudes bonus room, in-ground pool w/decking for
summerfun! $255,900
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 cargarage/wkshop; just too much to.list here.
$320,000 ..


FOLLOW 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
SEEYOUR FUTURE HERE-MLS# 396631 Reduced 3BR/3.5BA
two story brick & wood siding house w/nearly 2,400sf, room
to roam! Lrg rooms, formal entrance, formal dining rm w/sep
family room & more. $200,000
CLEARED PROPERTY MLS# 439504 28.54acres on paved
road frontage, feared 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
VACANT LAND MLS#441543 Great investment opportunity
that will not last long. Home on property is condemned, value
is in the land, 0.13acre at $69,900
ALL BRICK BEAUTY MLS# 441380 Just under 4 yrs new,
huge estate size lot, over 1 acre, 4BR/2BA and 2,137SF, formal
living room & dining room, eat-in kitchen, large master suite
w/private bath & more. $299,900
COUNTRY LIVING MLS# 440263 Its best, 4BR/2BA 1,444sf
lacre property has 2 out buildings for lots of storage, a cedar 1
car garage/workshop & more. $219,900
WEST GLEN ESTATES MLS# 440833 2,300sf doublewide
home on 10 acres, 4BR/2BA & 2,296sf, several upgrades from
built-in book shelves marble window sills, garden tub & sep
shower, 2 large fish ponds on property. $187,000 ,.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, July 24, 2008 Page 14


Bullets are back after


(from page 1)
Mr. Johnston has been in-
volved with the YMCA for eight
years and has sat on its board
of directors for over three. He
pushed hard to get the facility's
new pool built.
"Football and soccer are well
established in the community,
but I felt strongly that swimming
needed to be here too," he said.
There are many benefits that
Mr. Johnston believes are as-
sociated with being part of the
team. The competition element
promotes working toward goals
and gives first hand experience
in the importance of coopera-
tion and teamwork. The youth
also learn to strive to do the best
they can. The health benefits
from exercise are obvious, while
participating in swim meets in
cooperation with other YMCA
organizations brings team mem-
bers into social contact with
people outside of Baker County.
"I can promise parents three
things," says Mr. Johnston.
"Their kids will be safe, they'll
be tired and they'll be hungry.
We do burn some calories out
there!"
The success of the new team
is owed in great part to the sup-
port of the parents of the mem-
bers.
"Swim parents are the best
sports parents, if you ask me,"
said Coach Johnston. "Swim
season may be short, but prac-
tice is four days a week. Parents
are involved in every aspect of
making the team and the meets
run smoothly and put in count-
less volunteer hours all with
a smile on their face."
The seeds of the coach's love
for swimming were planted ear-
ly in life.
"I always swam in some way,
shape or form," he says.
He grew up swimming, fish-
ing and boating on a lake near
Tallahassee.'At age 13 he attend-
ed an overnight outing at the In-
dian Springs YMCA Camp and
"fell in love" as he puts it. From
that experience he trained with
t h~atMCAwSag-futiior con'"-iw
sezPiit-eftual ly became' a "
full counselor. He worked with
Y summer camp programs (lots
of swimming and,canoeing) and
from 1986-88 was a member
of the Leon High school swim
team. He swam competitively at
FSU and worked as a lifeguard
and swim coach for the Tal-
lahassee Parks and Recreation
Commission for a year after
graduating.
Ms. Oswald, also a member
of the YMCA board, has been a
dedicated swim mom for the past
ten years. Sports were impor-
tant in her family, but her sons
wanted to explore something
other than football. Because no
swim program was offered in
Baker County, her sons joined
the Baldwin swim team.
According to Ms. Oswald,
when she and Mr. Johnston got
involved with helping organize
a new Baker Bullets team, they
suddenly found themselves ap-
pointed as the new coaches.
"That's how it sometimes
goes," she said.
As far as how the Bullets have
been fairing in competitions,
the coaches are happy. During
a typical meet they compete
against at least two other teams.
Their very first season, the Bul-
lets won a Team Spirit award.
This year they placed 1st in the
first swim meet of the season
and have placed 2nd in the last
two meets. Individual swimmers
receive points which are added
together for a team score.
"They are competing against
teams with a larger number of
members and doing really well
to score as high as they are,"
said Mr. Johnston. "If the team
size increases next season, their
scores should go up even high-
er."
The swim team is open to
ages 5-18. It practices each eve-
ning, Monday through Thursday


from 5:30 until 7:00. Monday
and Thursday practices focus
on developing technique and the
different swimming strokes such
as back, breast and butterfly.
Tuesday and Wednesday
practices are devoted to condi-
tioning and strength building.
Team members complete laps
using a float board and concen-
trate all their energy into kick-
ing. They also do exercises such
as "pulling."


"The swimmer uses only
arms to swim and has two team
members holding on to his/her
feet to create resistance," says
Mr. Johnston.
A point of pride with the
Baker Bullet swim coaches is
the inclusive nature of the swim
team. Even youth with physical
challenges are accommodated.
For some, swimming is the one
sport they can participate in.
"If you can only dog paddle
but can confidently swim one
25-yard lap across the pool
unassisted, you can be on the
team," said Mr. Johnston. "We
can teach you everything else."
The Baker Bullets work hard
because the coaches expect it
from them, but the hard work
results in lots of encouragement
and affirmation.
It isn't all work, work, work,
however. A practical joke gets
thrown into the routine from
time to time.
"One day a team member,
Jacob, got ready to do his pull-
ing exercise. When he dove in I
told the entire team to jump in
and grab a hold of his legs. So
there was this long ladder of
kids holding onto each other's
feet and Jacob pulling as hard as
he could.
"Poor old Jacob just went
down, down, down. He came up
looking really confused. Every-
one was standing on the sides


20 years...
laughing like crazy."
Mr. Johnston says he loves
teaching and coaching swim-
ming. He loves working with
kids. He gives a lot of credit to
his co-coach, Ms. Oswald.
"She's out there four days a
week busting her tail and takes


care of a lot of organizational
and logistical things associated
with the team," he said.
For the next few weeks the
Baker Bullets will be prepar-
ing for the YMCA Swimming
Championships held in August,
which wraps up the summer
swim season for the team. The
Bullets will be competing with
YMCA swim teams from all
over the First Coast.


Lady Cats hold weekend car wash...
Members of the Baker County High School Lady Cat softball team sneak up on their
unsuspecting coach Chris Armoreda during a car wash fund raiser held July 19. The
girls braved temperatures that soared into the 90s to wash cars to raise money for
uniforms, equipment and other team expenses. A steady line of cars kept them busy
most of the morning. Coach Armoreda had issued a challenge to his team: to wash
and rinse each car in under five minutes. Of his surprise bath, wife Tiffany, also a
teacher at the high school said, "Chris is a good sport."
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pects the team to grow even
larger. He's also excited about
the prospect of a swim team be-
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High School in the near future.
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BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
Lori Richards, a member of
Rotary Club of Orange Park
Sunrise and chief operating of-
ficer of the Girl Scouts of Gate-
way Council, Inc., was the guest
speaker at the July 9 meeting of
the Baker County Rotary Club.
Her topic was the launching
of a capital campaign to build
a new Girl Scout camp in north
Florida that will serve the 16
counties of the Gateway Council,
which includes Baker County.
The Rotary Clubs in north
Florida District 6970, of which
the Baker County Rotary Club is
a member, will have an oppor-
tunity to partner with The Gate-
way Council to help generate
proceeds toward the project.
The new camp, to be called
North Fork Ranch, will be lo-
cated on a 250-acre property
outside of Middleburg in Clay
County, and will feature nearly
one mile of water frontage on the
north fork of Black Creek. The
acreage has been purchased and
construction of the new camp
could begin sometime in 2009.
"This will be the first Girl
Scout camp built from the
ground up in 50 years and I'm
excited that it will be here in
north Florida," said Ms. Rich-
ards.
Linda Ward, who co-leads
troops 576 and 959 that encom-
pass Maccclenny, Sanderson,
Glen St. Mary and Baldwin,
couldn't be more pleased at the
prospect of a new camp and
what it will mean for area Girl
Scouts.
"They can't get it built quick
enough for me!" she declared.
The Gateway Council cur-
rently operates two camps -
Orange Springs and Seminole
Springs southeast of Gainesville.
They are often booked to capac-
ity, which excludes thousands of
girls from outdoor activities for
lack of appropriate space.
In the past, the camping and
other outdoor activities of the
Baker County and Baldwin
troops ha\e taken place on pri-
vate propertr.'The location of
North Fork Camp, only a 45-
minute drive from Macclenny,
makes it very accessible to local
scouts and is especially appeal-
ing with the recent increases in
fuel costs.
"Everything we do now comes
down to three things how far,
how much and how long to get
there," said Ms. Ward. "It will be
easy and cost effective for us to
transport girls to the new camp
and the opportunities there for
them will be so great."
Baker Rotary Club member


Joel Barber found Ms. Richard's
presentation enlightening, espe-
cially regarding the many levels
on which the Girl Scout organi-
zation serves its members. He
pointed out that a lot of folks
only remember the Scouts at
cookie time.
"I think the public tends to
think a lot about ways to benefit
boys by teaching them skills,
keeping them occupied and out
of trouble, but we forget girls
need it just as much. This new
camp will be wonderful in that.
way."
According to Ms. Richards,
the first phase of the camp will
be designed in a series of vil-
lages, each devoted to a different
aspect of the camp experience.
Themes focus on nature, sci-
ence, arts and fishing. Each vil-
lage will have an activity room,
sleeping cabins, and a leader's
cabin. A comprehensive health
and aquatics center, featuring a
large pool with a specially de-
signed handicap access, will
also be built.
"A girl in a waterproof wheel-
chair can literally wheel herself
right into the pool with everyone
else," said Ms. Richards.
The planning and design
committees asked 100 scouts
for input even on how they
wanted their camp buildings to
look. One girl envisioned the
camp buildings looking like
the tree house dwellings of the
Ewok characters in the Star
Wars movie.
"They incorporated that idea
into the design," she said.
The second phase will in-
clude a 300 seating capacity din-
ing hall with a garden, a trading
post and a first aid station.
Ms. Richards also explained
how the role that scouting plays
in serving young women has
changed and expanded with
modern times. Leadership, life
skills, critical thinking and as-
sessment skills and even the
teaching of literacy have be-
come a large part of the scouting
experience. From an education
perspective, even the Sunshine
State Standards have been'in-
corporated into the content of
scouting activities. Providing
an accepting, safe and nurturing
environment for these empower-
ing experiences is the purpose
behind Girls Scouts and facili-
ties such as North Fork Camp.
"I expect this type of camp
experience will have a hugely
positive impact on young ladies
that will be community leaders
of the future, said Rotary mem-
ber Harvey Baxter.
For more information about
the North Fork Camp call 904-
388-4653.


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Lori Richards with map of North Fork Camp.
PHOTO BY KELLFY LANNIGAN


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