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Title: The Baker County press
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News Editor
By apparently unanimous deci-
sion of the six members present
March 15, the Baker County Coun-
cil on Aging chose Mary Baxla as
the new director.
Council Chairman Barbara Yar-
brough announced only that Ms.
Baxia was the choice, but did not
reveal individual or total vote tal-
lies for the five applicants.
Ms. Baxla is, in effect, returning
"home." She was the council's sec-
ond employee, hired shortly after
Kay Hedge began the agency in
"I started my aging career here
30 years ago. We were then in the
Old Jail until Kay found this build-
ing," Ms Baxla recalled.
She stayed four years until her.
husband's Navy career moved them
from Baker County. Returning to
the area in 1986, she worked for
the Northeast Area Agency on Ag-
ing until last December.
The agency supervises programs
for senior citizens in seven area
counties. It is headquartered in Jack-
"You just know when it's time. I
stayed for a year with the new di-
rector. Then I realized she has the
same skills as I, so I felt I didn't
need to stay," Ms. Baxla told the
Area Agency director Linda Lev-
in supports her application to head
up the Baker County Council, she
When asked when she could
start, Ms. Baxla said, "I'll be here
in the morning anyway. Even if
you don't choose me, I'll continue
to help your staff at least through
the end of April."
She has been volunteering alrea-
dy several weeks, helping with job
specifications, interviews, and train-
ing for several vacant positions.
She had postponed seeking a new
job until after she helps celebrate
her mother's birthday with a visit
to'West Virginia but then learned
interim director Tonnie Blakely's
position was coming available.
As a staff member at the Area
Agency, Ms. Baxla is familiar with
the grants that fuel the council's
programs. One key, she said, is
"writing into the grants what they're
looking for."
As for the difficulties the council
has faced in the past year, especial-
ly the financial crisis, Ms. Baxla
said, "I know there was difficulty
with the past regime, but they were-
n't crooks they were just in over
their heads."
Board member Bob Lambright
agreed, adding, "But we're left
with the problems. We need to be
aware we've got to mend our repu-
The board will get "clear infor-
mation on where you stand all the
time, with routine status reports,"
Ms. Baxla promised.
Ms. Baxla will start with a
$36,000 base salary plus $100 for
each year' of in-field experience.
She will also be eligible for a bonus
'of up to 10% based on the board's
performance evaluation of both her
and the council through the end of

(Page two please)

No evidence of

foul play in death

of infant last year

Judge Giant during evidence suppression hearing in court here Monday afternoon.

Newly a ned Circuit Jude Giant

believes in prison time a probation

Press Staff
They've starting calling him
"Father Time," and it's not because
he wanders around the second floor
of the courthouse in robes and a
long, white beard.
Actually, he does wear a robe, a
black one, and he confines himself
mostly to the courthouse second
floor. But he doesn't have a beard.
"He" is Circuit Judge David
Giant, assigned to the criminal
bench in Baker County two months
ago. And he's come by that nick-
name because he's doing some-,
thing court employees, prosecutors
and police have been eager to note
- and to praise.
He's giving guilty defendants
time prison time.
Some of the more remarkable
examples since he took over in Jan-
V Ten years to 18-year-old Bran-
don Wilkerson for two stabbings.
The defendant had an extensive
criminal record dating back to the
age of 12.
V Ten years to Michael Moring
for selling crack near Keller Inter-

mediate School in Macclenny. The
24-year-old defendant had been ar-
rested four times over six months
for similar crimes and released on
probation or bond.
V A dozen years to Travis Mil-
ler, 22, for violating probation after
release from prison for armed bur-
glary. He violated by stealing gas
from a station in Lake City.
V Forty months in prison to
James Diaz, Sr. for violating proba-
tion when he stole tools and other\
property from a neighbor. He was
on probation for grand theft.
V A dozen years to William Da-
vis, III, 20, earlier this month for
raping a teenager and getting her
pregnant after plying her with
booze and pot.
V Three years to Samuel Roach,
a 73-year-old for lewd assault on
two 10-year-old girls. He was a
convicted felon at the time.
V Seven years to Terry Addison,
Jr. last week for sale of drugs while
on probation for a number of other
felonies. :
And so on.
Judge David Giant, elected to
the bench amid a crowded field in
2002, has been both a prosecutor
and defense lawyer. He believes in

fairness, and to the chagrin of local
defendants, that means giving
someone a chance if they haven't
already been given one or more.
"I take violations of probation
very seriously," stated Judge Giant
in an interview this week. "I have a
general philosophy [about sentenc-
ing] but I don't have a set policy.
"Felonies, for the most part, de-
serve some prison or incarceration.
If a defendant clearly shows the
need for leniency, I'll do what I
can. But if he fails to meet the
terms of probation, most likely he's
-getting time."
Most of the sentences noted
above are at or near the recommend-
ed under state guidelines. Most de-
fendants got what the law says they
should get, based on their past rec-
ord of offenses and probation viola-
The guidelines are further based
on points earned or deducted, and
judges are allowed to go to the max-
imum, say, five years for a third de-
gree felony.
Some do and some don't.
Judge Giant believes the levels
of supervised, non-prison sentenc-
(Page two please)

A medical examiner found no
evidence of foul play in the death
last November of a fi e day old
boy who had been returned to his
mother only the evening before.
Dr. William Hamilton of Gaines-
ville was unable to determine the
cause of death, although he noted
there was some internal head hem-
orrhage consistent with vacuum-as-
sisted delivery, plus "non-specific"
lung congestion.
Nicholas Troy Williams had been
taken away from his mother, Cath-
erine Louise Wright of Glen St.
Mary, shortly after his birth 'on Oc-
tober 31. The baby was placed in
foster care with a woman who al-
ready was caring for another of Ms.
Wright's children, a two year old
At the time, Ms. Wright had four
pending criminal cases encompas-
sing nine,felony counts including
use of cocaine. However, both she
and the baby tested negative for co-
caine after delivery, and Ms. Wright
again tested negative the day Nich-
olas was found dead.
Dr. Hamilton found no trace of
drugs in the baby's system during
the autopsy.
Ms. Wright regained custody of

Nicholas at a hearing before Circuit
Judge Elzie Sanders the afternoon
of November 4. She and the baby
then visited a relative and the foster
care mother, who allowed the two
year old to return home with Ms.
That night, the two children slept
in the same bed with Ms. Wright
and the baby's father, Paul McRob- _
erts. Ms. Wright said she nursed
Nicholas about 3 am, and he then
slept on her chest until about 5 am,
when she got up to make coffee
and wake her adult son. She placed
Nicholas at the top of the bed near
the pillows.
When she returned about 15
minutes later, the baby did not ap-
pear to be breathing, so she called
rescue while Mr. McRoberts at-
tempted CPR.
Both Ms. Wright and the foster
care mother had noticed a soft spot
on the top of Nicholas' head. The
foster mother told Investigator
Steve Havey the nurses at Shands
Hospital in Gainesville and a doc-
tor she consulted a day later told
her the soft spot is ;normal in many
babies and was consistent with the
vacuum-assisted delivery.

One month and one day after he
was last seen by family and friends,
John W. Walker, Jr. re-emerged to
keep a court date in Baker County
stemming from a DUI arrest back
in January.
Mr. Walker, of Sanderson, van-
ished in early February after cash-
ing a check in Glen St. Mary for
$3300, and had not been heard
from until March 1 when his father,
a former sheriff of Taylor County,
made contact with him in Valdosta.
That was the same day police
learned Mr. Walker had cashed two
checks in the Valdosta, Ga. area,
both at grocery stores. They never,
had to pursue the case further, be-
cause the missing man turned up for
a pre-arranged arraignment hearing
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Collision at downtown intersection injures two Monday
Rescue workers and police arrived at the scene in minutes on March 14, checking out injuries to drivers and a passenger in these two cars.that collided at the intersection of US 90
and 4th St. in Macclenny. The 2000 Nissan at left was eastbound on 90 when the 1993 Buick at.left pulled into its path heading south on 4th St. Driver Doris Fraser, 82, ofMacclen-
ny told police she stopped at the sign and did not see the Nissan until she pulled onto 90. Her passenger, Frances Barber of Macclenny, was not injured. The Nissan was driven by
Angela L. Cathey, 40, ofBaldwin, who like Ms. Fraser received injuries serious enough to merit transport to nearby Fraser Hospital. Deputy James Stalnaker determined Ms. Fraser
was at fault, but did not issue her a citation. The accident occurred at 4:30.

at the Baker County courthouse the
morning of March 2.
He had been out on a $3500;
bond since the DUI arrest January
11, and did not show up at his job
in Jacksonville on February 2.
He pleaded not guilty and, de-
spite the fact that his job with the
Florida Department of Transporta-
tion reportedly pays in the mid-
$30,000 range, he was appointed a
public defender. ,
His next court date is for case
management on April 17.
No mention was made when he
appeared before County Judge Jo-
seph Williams of of his month-long
absence from his job and residence,
off Reid Stafford Road. Nor was.
any mention made of the fact that
the Baker County Sheriff's Office
and his father had been looking for
him since February 2.
He was dressed in a coat and tie,
and according to one court official,
his face was flushed that morning.
Investigator Mike Combs said
the elder Walker, who now lives.
near Tallahassee but had been stay-
ing at his son's trailer off and on,
located his 45-year-old son at a
Lowndes County truck stop but
knew few other details.
"We had a feeling he'd been lay-
ing his head down in that area for
several weeks, and I guess his dad
knew where to find him," speculat-
ed Investigator Combs, who had
planned last week to seek surveil-
lance videotape from the grocery
"My guess is he went there be-
cause he knew someone there and
just wanted to get his head straight,"'
said the investigator.
Mr. Walker was arrested by Dep-
uty Ben Anderson, who came upon
(Page two please)

Missing man returns

- to face a DUI charge

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ing are often misinterpreted by
"They think it's a continuum,
that defendants should go from
one to the next before they get pri-
son time," he explains.
"In reality, it's more like a set-
up, like the defendant is being pre-
disposed to fail."
He also opposes lengthy post-
release probation, favoring instead
appropriate incarceration followed
by relatively short supervision.
Judges who insist on revolving
probation periods, even the so-call-
ed "community control" [house ar-
rest] are nearly assured they'll see
defendants back in front of them
for violating its terms, he believes.
It also sends the wrong message
to probation supervisors, who of-
ten throw up their hands in frustra-
tion at the prospect of re-instating
a defendant back into their custody.
He calls the officers "unsung
heroes" of criminal court.
"You have to back them and do
the appropriate thing'when some-
one violates," he reasons. "If you
don't, neither they nor you will be
effective in the process."
Judge Glant, after two years on
the family court and domestic vio-
lence bench in Gainesville, sought
the criminal duty in Baker County,
fulfilling a campaign promise.
"I love it up there in Baker
County and so far I love the crimi-
nal bench," he declares.
Acknowledging he has heard
about the "Father Time" moniker,
Judge Glant insists he isn't trying
to make a name for himself by
"going tough" on defendants.
Nor is he anxious to criticize
some of his predecessors who ap-
peared to share little'of his philoso-
phy of treatment for repeat felons.

No one at the -courthouse, offi-
cials or clerks, is taking credit for
the nickname, but all appear to
share in the collective sigh of re-
lief that someone is finally on the
bench with a serious attitude.
His predecessor Judge Peter
Sieg also got high marks for mov-
ing cases along and keeping the
docket relatively uncluttered.
Judge Glant is a big fan of
smoothly advancing dockets and
being stingy with delays, but still
admits the process often bogs
down in the mire of endless mo-
tions and continuances.
"He's cleaned up a lot of the
mess, a lot of the old cases," notes
Deputy Clerk Stacie Parker, the
sole court official willing to be
quoted directly for this story.
"Defendants are starting to get
wind of how tough he is. He's
scared them and he's put the fear
in them. But he's fair," she added,
echoing sentiments of those who
did not want their names used.
Others commented on Judge
Glant's manners and respect for
the court, the officials and even
He also sits on the criminal
bench in Bradford and Alachua
counties, and unlike some prede-
cessors says he unwinds on the
long drive from his home near
Alachua west of Gainesville.
When you've got the nicknanie
"Father Time," you're entitled to a
bit of leisure.

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(from page one)
the year.
The four other candidates inter-
viewed were:
Claudette Gray, an employee
of the Community Action Agency
since 1994. She was previously a
deputy clerk handling felony and
juvenile files.
Carol Fraser, whose last job
was a trainer with Metris Compa-
nies of Jacksonville. The credit
card firm laid off more than 500
people in 2002. Prior to that, Ms.
Fraser was director of training for
the Mental Health Center of Jack-
sonville and earlier worked for
Volunteer Jacksonville.
Naomi Jones, also a Commu-
nity Action Agency employee,
since 2001. Previously, she was a
teacher with Episcopal Children's
Services, worked for Blue Cross
Blue Shield about a year, and was
a service representative for the IRS
for four years.
Cherill Mobley, a board mem-
ber who stepped in to run the coun-
cil's transportation department for
about a month in February. He has
managed a hunting preserve and
family owned timber and farm
land in recent years. From 1974-88,
he %worked for former Citizens
Bank of Macclenny, finishing his
career as vice president and senior
loan officer.

Arrest for

attack on


Police filed battery charges
against a Glen St. Mary woman
March 8 after she gave her ex-hus-
band a concussion and a hairline
fracture around his eye.
Jessica Looby, 28, became an-
gry because her former husband
brought his girlfriend along when
he went to Ms. Looby's house to
drop offtheir children.
She went after the girlfriend,
who was still in the car, but her ex-
husband got in and tried to drive
Ms. Looby, however, began
punching him in the face, then
grabbed the steering wheel.
He was able to pry her hands
off the wheel and drive away.
He told police, he was diagnos-
ed with the fracture near his left
eye, then he went to St. Vincent's
Medical Center where he was told
he had a concussion.
In another battery case, a wo-
man told police that an unidenti-
fied man backhanded her across
the face March 7.
The woman, 28, said she'd re-
ceived an anonymous call at 6:30
pm during which a man told her
she'd been causing too much trou-
ble. She thought it was a prank
Then at 9:00 pm, she was walk-
ing out of her bathroom when a
man stepped inside her rear door
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No Pain,

No Brain...


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What is the world coming to,
that's what I want to know.
Last week, when I read that
Bono, the lead singer for the Irish
rock band U2, is being considered
for the presidency of the World
Bank, I thought it was some kind
of a joke.
Then when I heard the rocker
was also on the short list of people
being considered for the Nobel
Peace Prize, I was even more flab-
Okay, granted Bono is political-
ly active and outspoken, but some-
how I don't put him in the same
category as Mother Teresa or Nel-
son Mandela. You scoff and say.
that anyone who can pen a great
song like Vertigo deserves to win
the Peace Prize. Jimmy Carter and
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have
won the Peace Prize. Somehow,
Bono doesn't quite fit.
Of course, if Bono is elected
president of the World Bank, with
no more fiscal experience than
staging a great tour with lots of
special effects and pyrotechnics, it
could start a whole new trend.
There are plenty of other celebri-
ties who would jump at the chance
to take over big companies or step
into the realm of public service.
Michael Jackson would proba-
bly love to be head of UNICEF.
Sorry that was a cheap shot.
Sylvestor Stallone would be a
great choice to head 'up defense
contractor McDonald-Douglas.
Nobody has used more high tech
weapons than the star of all those
Rambo movies. Can't you see him
in a promotional film for some
new weapons system, rappelling

out of a helicopter while buildings
explode in the background. Some
foreign government would-jump at
the chance to snap up a weapons
system endorsed by Rambo.
I think Adam Sandler would be
a good choice for head of the En-
vironmental Protection Agency.
After all, nobody knows "high
quality H20" like the star of Wa-
I personally would love to see
Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchey
head up the newly restructured So-
cial. Security Administration. With
all the tinkering the government is
doing with Social Security, the two
playgirls couldn't do any worse.
After all, Paris and Nicole would
just think it was another episode of
The Simple Life.
"Like, Paris, are they serious?"
"I, like, don't know, Nicole.
They expect us to live for a whole
month on $865. They must be kid-
ding. My dry cleaning bill is twice
"Like, ye-ah! I paid ten times
that much for this kicky little cell

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It was truly ironic.
One member of the Baker
County Council on Aging tried
repeatedly March 15 to bypass
Florida Sunshine Law even as
other members times repeatedly
stressed the need to be kept in-
formed by the newly hired direc-
The issue from their point of
view, of course, is to recover from
financial difficulties caused when
a former director and finance offi-
cer for about six months willfully
withheld data from an audit show-
ing cash reserves had melted
It was stressed to all five candi-
dates for the position being vacat-
ed by interim director Tonnie
Blakely that a key duty will be to

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keep the board informed.
So it was quite ridicu
board member Bob Lam
continually challenge thi
er's presence and try to
what should be reported c
meeting held Tuesday eve
Starting off, Mr. La
said it was "improper" fo
have copies of r6sum6s, s
was concerned over the pi
the applicants. I suggest
a legal opinion citing th
ic Florida Statute exempt
documents from public ac
He then stated his
shouldn't be present for t
views because personnel
were "privileged" and no
to news coverage. I count
only union negotiating
meetings come under that
tion-and woe to any boa:
to discuss other matters
such sessions.
Once the interviews we
plete, board members sco
applicant and passed their

phone holster."
"Is that Louis Vuitton?"
"No, it's Hugo Boss."
"I should have known, Nicole.
Let's go to Wolfgang Puck's and
have lunch and figure out how to
privatize Social Security."
"Right. But after that I have an
appointment for a bikini wax."
Leonardo Di Caprio would be a
perfect fit as CEO at Boeing. After
all, he was so awesomely good as
airline whiz kid Howard Hughes,
he certainly be able to turn around
the financially strapped aviation
giant. Besides, wouldn't it be great
to see Leonardo standing on the
wing of a Boeing 787 yelling, "I'm
king of the world!" Or at least the
Queen Elizabeth the Second
should dump Prince Charles as her
heir apparent. After*al, 'he's en'-"-
gaged to that Camilla Something-
or-Other nobody likes. We certain-
ly don't want Queen Camilla. It
sounds like a'type of orchid, for
heaven sakes.
No, QE 2 needs to just by-pass

all her relatives. But since she has
to pick royalty of some kind as the
new king, she' should instead
choose Prince. Right, the purple
clad R&B superstar would be a
perfect monarch. The theme of his
coronation would be wait for it -
the.Purple Reign.
Fresh out of prison, Martha
Stewart would be perfect as the
government's coordinator for re-
building Iraq. Paul Bremer and
company made a hash of it, and
most homes in Baghdad still don't
have a day without the electricity
failing. Stewart wouldn't put up
with that.
She's. tougher than any insur-
gent. They might not be afraid of
the US Army, but they wouldn't
come within 10 miles of Martha
Stewart. In no time flat, she'd have
all the Humvees color-coordinated
and the buildings done in restful '
shades of magenta and verm i lion.
Forget Arab dishes like humus, the
locals would be dining on squab in
a nice b6arnaise sauce with some
raspberry sourbet for dessert.
Sounds like a plan.

member should resign

sheets to Chairman Barbara Yar- In a final salvo, Mr. Lambright
ilous for brought except Mr. Lambright, demanded everyone pass in their
bright to who said he "might not be copies of the r6sum6s, with the
s report- through with them." He wanted stated reason of protecting data
manage. me to agree not to publish the like Social Security numbers.
>ut of the board's decision this week, giving "The Press, also," he said.
tning. time to notify the candidates by I declined, saying I'd done so
bright letter. As an alternate, he suggest- once before and regretted it. That
or me to ed I step outside while the tally was when the board-found out
aying he was done meaning the board about the dismal 2002-03 audit in a
rivacy of members would know the deci- hastily called special meeting last
:d he get sion, but riotthe public via my ar- May at Mr.Lambright's house.
e specif- tide. It is time for Mr. Lambright to
)ting the Failing those tactics, he then get the chip off his shoulder at
cesss: wanted to have the.scores held having to do council business in
belief I until until later in the week. the open or get off the council
he inter- nBoard mPmhPr Sam Kitrhino' 'board.

t subject
ered that
rd found
s during

ere com-
red each

came up with a solution accept-
able to the others: call the appli-
cants that evening, starting with
Mary Baxla, the one chosen by a
wide margin.
How wide I don't know I
conceded that point by not chal-
lenging Chairman Yarbrough's
announcement of Ms. Baxla as
the clear choice of all six mem-
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A greatjob!

Dear Editor:
Sunday was a bright, sunny day
with the wind blowing briskly as I
prepared for an outdoor birthday
At about 1:00 pm, We noticed a
heavy concentration of smoke in
the forest a quarter mile from the
end of Cedar Creek Farms' Road.
Heavy orange concentrations of
flames rose from the smoke about
600 yards wide. The fire was mov-
ing toward our homes.
Within ten minutes county fire
volunteer crews showed up, usher-
ing neighbors and spectators away
from the area. Their quick re-
sponse made short work of the fire
in one area, only to have it spring
up in another one.
A fire spotter plane circled
overhead for what seemed to be an
hour as bulldozer crews and fire-
men got the blaze under control.
As we watched the parade of
fire trucks leave and the plane fly
off into the sunset, our birthday,
party went off right on time, and
we were most grateful for the peo-
ple who made that possible!

No Pain, No Brain
By Michael Graham
Press Opinion
According to testimony before
the U.S. Supreme Court, there are
American citizens who live in con-
stant fear of sentences.
Not the "20-to-life with a large,
sweaty and overly friendly cell-
mate" kind, but rather the
"noun/verb" type. Specifically, the
10 sentences reportedly brought
down from the mount by Moses
those many years ago are so intim-
idating, so disturbing, so fearsome
that otherwise healthy adults can-
not walk past them in a public
park without feeling threatened.
So the Ten Commandments
have to go.
For evangelical Christians, this
story is about religious freedom.
But for me, this is just another
story of life in our wussy nation.
As Supreme Court Justice An-
thony Kennedy asked the ACLU
attorney in this case, why. can't a
citizen offended by the Ten
SCommandments meibely avert his
eyes? Too late, came the reply.
The damage has already been
done. -
What damage? Well, if you
were harboring graven images or
coveting your neighbor's ox, you
wouldn't be asking that question.
I'm prepared to accept the premise
that the Ten Commandments actu-
ally, do, for whatever reason, make
some people feel uncomfortable.
The key question is: So what?
In Kentucky last week, a high
school senior was arrested and (as
of this writing) remains in jail for
writing in his personal journal, at
home, in his own bedroom, a scary
story involving zombies overrun-
ning a high school. His grandpar-
ents found it and felt "disturbed"
by it. So they gave it to the police,
Swho were also "disturbed." So 18-
Syear-old William Poole sits in jail,
having committed the crime of
"disturbing" people.
Could it be that Poole wxas right,
that mindless zombies have taken
over his small, Kentucky town?
Well, the "mindless" part seems to
be pn point.
I'm no fan of Jada Pinkett
Smith, and I have no idea why
Harvard University would be hon-
oring her (didn't they see Matrix:
Reloaded?) When she appeared on
campus, Smith told the students:
"Women, you can have it all a
loving man, devoted husband, lov-
ing children, a fabulous career ...
You can do whatever it is you
I know what you're thinking.
Pretty strong words, right?
Too strong for Harvard, where
some students with the Bisexual,
Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and
Supporters Alliance found the
comments hurtful. Why? "Some of
the content was extremely hetero-
normative, and made BGLTSA
members feel uncomfortable," a
spokesman said.

So much for straight talk at
Harvard U.
There are a thousand stories
like these from every corner of
America. As I write, there are two
public schools near my home shut
down after school officials discov-
ered a few drops of mercury on the
floor. In one case, naughty chem-
istry students intentionally
dumped two ounces of the stuff as
a prank. In the other, a kid acci-
dentally broke a thermometer dur-
ing class. One thermometer.
Today, the entire school is on
Not to play the Grandpa
Simpson "back in my day" card,
but when I was a kid, we used to
play with mercury, rolling it
around in our hands. Is there such
a thing as mercury poisoning? Of
course. Should kids be taking
baths in the stuff or sprinkling it
on their nachos? Of course not.
But the idea that the miniscule
amount of risk that comes with a
few drops of mercury should stop
.the entire education system in its
tracks is idiotic. Why shut down
the school?
"Some parents felt uncomfort-
able," said school spokesperson.
Uncomfortable? What lives of
utter comfort these people must
enjoy to be discomfited so by the
minor travails of life. I don't know
about you, but from the time I
stump my toe on the way to my
morning shower until I finally help
my son finish his last, indecipher-
able homework problem and
shove him into bed, my day is a
constant diet of the uncomfortable,
difficult, and annoying.
I assume you do what I do. You
deal with it. You solve your prpb-
lem's, you pay your bills, you
shrug off the inevitable inequities
and injustices and try to enjoy
your life. And when you run into
that insufferable jerk with the
offensive T-shirt or the loud-
mouthed lady at the cash register,
that you cannot avoid, you take
Justice Kennedy's advice and, avert
your eyes.
But here in our wussy nation -
where the mere presence of a con-
trary opinion is an unbearable
affront -- we can no longer toler-
ate tolerance. Overreaction and
utter panic is the order of the day.
People who fight the "oppres-
sion" of a courtroom plaque or the
"bigotry" of heteronormative dis-
course often couch their efforts in
the language of the profound. In
fact, these are the actions of chil-
dren. Children whine about the
minor pains and scrapes of life.
Grown-ups understand that dis-
comfort and suffering are an
inescapable part of the deal.
It's way past time to grow up.

(Mr Graham is the author of REDNECK
NATION: How The South Really Won The
War; contact him at www.michaelgra-
ham. com)



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Will approve new

Spurred by two developers
who said the current regulations
were impractical, Macclenny is in
the process of revising its subdivi-
sion plat ordinance.
The initial reading of the new
law was held March 8, the same
date two projects were also ac-
cepted. The law will take effect at
second reading April 12, but,
representatives of both Sands
Pointe in the northwest city and
Cypress Pointe in the northeast
agreed to abide by the new re-
The old ordinance called for a
subdivision to be complete before
the plat was recorded. But Diane
Mountain for Sands Pointe and
Russell Wilson for Cypress Pointe
argued they have difficulty getting
financing without some type of
formal approval from the local
government agency.
The new law will allow accep-
tance of the plat, but the develop-
er must post a bond, cash or letter
of credit to ensure infrastructure
will meet city requirements. As
things like roads, utility connec-
tions, street-lights and other
amenities are complete, the devel-
oper can decrease or "draw
down" the bond or cash surety.
The city will also look at in-
creasing fees, since it takes more
time for the engineer and building
department to periodically check
on the projects rather than just for
an inspection when the subdivi-
sion is complete.
"If we find deficiencies in the
plan, we'll bring it to their atten-
tion and if they're doing some-
thing wrong, we'll stop it," engi-
neer Frank Darabi assured the
commission during last week's
In another development issue,
several citizens lamented Mayor
Gary Dopson's decision to sell
Pineview Golf Course off for resi-
dential development.
While suggesting the. issue is
S"not really city business," Mayor
Dopson said if the prospective
buyers do not act on the 120-day
purchase option that expires in
May, he would welcome other of-
fers. The mayor owns Pine iew
A four member group which
owns the Broken Oaks subdivi-
sion next to the 139 acre golf
course holds the purchase con-
tract. Wayne Combs, Tommy
Rhoden, Mitch Canaday and
Rock Rhoden in turn plan to sell
both properties to another devel-
Broken Oaks recently got re-
zoning for two 18 unit townhous-
es on the 32.5 acre parcel. How-
ever, most of the subdivision will
be single family homes on small
"It was a hard decision on a
sentimental issue. I know this is

Man arrested for
disorderly conduct
A Macclenny man was arrested
March 13 for disorderly conduct
after repeatedly yelling and curs-
ing at a neighbor.
Jay Hysler, 34, went to the home
where a woman told him he could-
n't stay because her boyfriend was
in jail and might become jealous.
Mr. Hysler became enraged and
cursed her, then walked to his fa-
ther's home nearby.
He returned 15 minutes later
and began yelling at her, before
abruptly stopping and walking
back to his father's.
Deputy James Nickles arrived
at 11:22 pm and was talking to the
woman when he heard yelling
coming from the nearby house.
He found Mr. Hysler, smelling
strongly of alcohol, leaning against
a truck to maintain his balance.
The officer arrested him after
determining that the incident
would likely escalate if he left.

You're stiltg reat at 48!

not best for the community, but
I've got to consider my family
and my retirement," Mayor Dop-
son explained during the commis-
sion meeting. He noted the golf
course has not made a profit any
of the 25 years he's owned it.
Donna King said she bought
her home in Copper Creek Hills
subdivision specifically because it
overlooks the golf course. "I've
even come across the fence and
cut your weeds and I have seen
it going down hill," she said.
"I'm a golf pro and I know
some people who might be inter-
ested in buying it. I've already
been contacted by three people,"
said Bill Gaines.
"I can tell you they aren't, but
if you know someone willing to
pay money to keep it a golf
course, I'd be tickled to death,"
Mayor Dopson retorted.
In other business, the commis-
sion agreed to donate an extra
$22,000 to the Baker County
Council on Aging, atop the $34,-
000 approved in this year's bud-
Director Tonnie Blakely out-
lined a number of measures the
council has taken in recent
months to counter fiscal problems
created by the past director and fi-
nance manager.
"If you'd come here six
months ago, I wouldn't have vot-
ed for this. I was disappointed in
how it was being run," said Com-
missioner Vernon Bennett. "But
Tonnie set the finest example I've
ever seen working for no pay,
and I now have the same respect
for all who are on the board now."
Ms. Blakely worked her first
three months as director last sum-
mer without pay, then was hired as
a contract employee at $7500 less


plats conditionally

then her predecessor, mission said earlier this year it will
Ms. Blakely has submitted her have to deduct at least part of the
resignation, to be effective when a cash bailout given to the CoA. The
replacement is hired and trained, county is on at least the third round
Similarly, Cherill Mobley filled of advertising to sell the property
in temporarily as transportation su- along SR 121 South after two ear-
pervisor at no pay in February un- lerdeals fell through.
til Ida Raulerson was promoted to The city commission agreed to
the position. donate $125 for Camp STYLE, a
S"What bothers me is your facili- summer youth program teaching
ty. We have a better dog pound abstinence from tobacco, drugs and
44 .- All-. -11 sex.

than we ao a senior center. we all
need to get involved," said Com-
missioner B.J. Cannon.
"If we get the paint, will you
help?" asked Ms. Blakely.
"You bet although I'd rather
bum it," Mr. Cannon said.
But the aging council must first
regain financial stability before
embarking on constructing a new
building, Mayor Dopson caution-
ed. "Then we all need to be sure
they can maintain a new center."
The Baker County Commission
has in the past promised to build a
new center with the proceeds from
sale of the former health depart-
ment is sold. However, the com-

In a final item, the board sug-
gested the Emmanuel Homeless
and Outreach Ministry Inc. can use
part of the road department barn
off Lowder St. South as a distribu-
tion point for donated foods. How-
ever, the group headed by Steven
Jones was told any donations to-
ward rental of a building will have
to await budget discussions next
Meanwhile, it was suggested Mr.
Jones coordinate with other similar
groups like the Comprehensive
Outreach Ministry which operates
Samaritan Food Ministry on US
90 West, the Hope Center, or Com-
munity Action Agency.

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now seeks commercial zoning

The first test of Glen St. Mary
officials' commitment to the
town's Envision Glen plan ap-
pears to have ended peacefully
March 15 when a property owner
backed off his request to rezone
the former ice plant property from
residential to industrial.
Instead, Sam Holmes amended
his rezoning application, asking
the town council to approve the
property for a general commercial
The property, a little over two
acres, is located on US 90 at the
western edge of the town.
Council members approved the
first reading of the revised re-
quest. A public hearing will be
held March 28.

The commercial zoning ex-
cludes a number of uses that would
have been allowed under industri-
Mr. Holmes is part owner of
Tropical Equipment Sales and
Leasing, which wants to operate a
showroom and storage area for
restaurant equipment.
His plan would not be out-of-
line with Envision Glen, the long-
range planning document intend-
ed to guide growth in the town.
Most officials, however, were
concerned that if the property
were rezoned industrial, and
somebody else bought it, the new
owner could use it for anything
allowed under zoning, which in-
cludes warehousing, light manu-
facturing, fabrication, contractor

storage facilities and outdoor
parking of big trucks, among oth-
er uses.
Another, more immediate, is-
sue was that Tropical Equip-
ment's rezoning application stated
it also wanted to use the property
for storing construction dump-
Mr. Holmes has been allowing
former property owner Kent Kirk-
land to store dumpsters there, and
wanted to continue to do so.
He told council members he
was just helping out a friend, Mr.
Kirkland, until he could find other
property on which to keep the
If the rezoning to commercial is
approved, the dumpsters would be
in violation and would have to be
The council declined to set a
time frame for their removal be-
cause it would set a precedent for
other property owners to put off
compliance measures.
At Tuesday's meeting, Mr.
Holmes attorney, Gary Baker, did
most of the talking.
There had been some tension at
earlier meetings between Mr.
.Holmes and council members.
In fact, Mr. Baker apologized
for his client before addressing
the rezoning, saying Mr. Holmes-
"was blindsided by the opposition
[from the council]... he reacted

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A Glen St. Mary man was ar-
rested March 8 for beating his
nine-year-old son with a coat hang-
er because the boy had splashed
bath water on the floor.
Johnny Barton, 34, was charged
with child abuse and battery, as
well as attempting to elude police
and driving with a suspended li-
Mr. Barton's wife told police
the boy was taking a bath some-
time before 6:00 pm when he
splashed water onto the floor.
His father hit him several times
in the head, then-retrieved the coat
hanger from another room and
beat the boy in the buttocks. Police
photographs show about a dozen
red welts on the boy.
Mr. Barton's wife was able to
wrest the boy away from her hus-
band, who in turn hit her in the
head several times.
At that point, she picked up a
boot and hit him in the head,
prompting him to run away.
Deputy James Nickles was un-
able to immediately locate Mr.
Barton, but police received a call
at 1:45 am saying he'd returned to

his home, which is on CR 139B.
He drove away in a white Ford
truck that was spotted by Deputy
Randy Davis leaving the Citgo at
CR 125 and Interstate 10.
The officer followed him south
on CR 125 and east onto Wood-
lawn Road.
Mr. Barton refused to stop even
though the deputy had activated
his emergency lights and siren.
He then turned south on Mytris
Road and came to a stop.
Dep. Davis ordered him out of
the car and onto the ground. .
While he was being restrained,
Mr. Barton made an aggressive
move to get off the ground, but the
" officer forced him back down and
handcuffed him.

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Teen arrests

for stealing
Police arrested a 17-year-old
Glen St. Mary boy March 10 and
filed charges against his 16-year-
old Sanderson accomplice for felo-
ny burglary and grand theft charges.
Jimmy Wilkerson told police he
saw the two boys standing near his
truck at his home on CR 127 in
Sanderson around 6:00 am.
He then saw them running away
with his tool box, jumping in their
truck and driving away.
The Glen St. Mary boy told po-
lice they were outside Mr. Wilker-
son's at the time, but did not steal
In other crimes against proper-
Jason Naif, 30, was arrested
March 12 for shoplifting after try-
ing to steal $31.64 worth of steaks
from Winn Dixie.
Mr. Naif tried to leave the store
around 11:41 am after paying for a
box of diapers, but tripped the
alarm while walking out the door.
Store manager Tom Debrutte
told him to stop, but Mr. Naif took
off running.
Mr. Debrutte and bystanders
were able to catch Mr. Naif in the
Citgo parking lot across the street.
' When arrested, he was holding
$69 and a black hat, which were
placed into evidence.
Brandon Heppner, 20, of Glen
St. Mary, reported March 9 that
someone broke into his home and
stole $300 worth of jewelry, a 20
gauge shotgun, a .22 caliber rifle,
and Playstation2.

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Over 1 Million Pounds of Food
has been distributed to the need of Baker County

with the help of over

50 Volunteers and 14 Churches

Baker County
Ministers Association
P. 0. Box 1254
Macdcenny, FL 32063

Exec. Director: Mitch Rhoden, Pastor
259-1199 United Christian Church & Academy
President: Jim Cox, Asociate Pastor
259-7324 Taylor Church
Vice President: Gene Burnsed, Chaplain
259-6211 Northeast Florida State Hospital
Sec./Treasurer: Edsel M. Bone, Sr. Pastor
259-2933 First Baptist Church of Macclenny
The BCMA is a non-profit 501/[c]/3 ministry corporation. Your financial
contributionss enable the Baker County Ministers Association to meet
I/' I't'(eds o'Baker County. We welcome the support of any churches.
bines se or il//dividi'als with a heart for the needy f others.

Thanks to our supporting churches:

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Dinknhs NBew ConigregationalMethbdit Church
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Special thanks to our
Hospital Chaplain

Bro. Sam Anger
and those who have assisted him at the
local hospital and nursing homes.

We are accepting applications for
BCMA Chaplain of the Baker County
Sheriff's Department & Correction
Applications available at
First Baptist Macclenny & the Sheriff's Office.

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3rd suspect sentenced

for gas station robbery

'Purple' theme to cancer benefit...
Jo-Ann Huk, representing the American Cancer Society and Macclenny Women's Club,
was busy the past week passing out posters and purple bows announcing the April 2
Carnival of Life at the county fairgrounds. Here she is handing one of the "Paint the Town
Purple" bows to Jane Moore of Radio Shack on South 6th. Businesses are being asked to
display the ribbon and poster as reminders of the annual event. Teams of cancer survivors
and supporters raise money by walking a makeshift track starting at noon that day. They
are busy in the area securing pledges from family, friends and businesses. The Carnival
goes through the night until 6:00 am on Sunday.

Ellerbee may establish

haz-mat dump zones

Lower prices for all sorts.of
electronics may please consumers,
but are creating a headache for the
tri-county Ellerbee Curve Landfill.
"One large television (in the
landfill mix) could make us fail a
toxicity test for heavy metals. It's
becoming an increasing problem
for us now because TVs and com-
puters are cheaper and are now
throwaways," landfill director
Darrell O'Neal told the governing
board March 10.
Landfill workers are already
pulling enough electronics items
from dumped trash to overwhelm
the existing recycling area, and
Mr. O'Neal said it is time to set up
a hazardous material collection and
recycling area at the landfill north
of Raiford.
"We have people coming in,
trying to be good citizens by turn-
ing in paint cans. We can't accept
them, but we believe it then gets
sneaked in anyway in regular gar-
bage," Mr. O'Neal explained.
Currently, only Bradford Coun-
ty has a hazardous material recy-
cling grant. The board approved
lobbying the Florida Legislature
for regional grant, feeling it will
be receptive in hopes of getting
Baker, Union and Nassau counties,
the last three in the state, to cull
hazardous items out of disposed
Besides paint cans and used oil,
items which should not be includ-
ed with regular household wastes
are telephones, including cellular,
all forms of computer equipment
including monitors, scanners and
Assaults woman
Police filed charges against a
Sanderson man March 12 for bat-
tery after he intervened in a scuffle
between two women, pulled one
back by the hand and kicked her
twice in the head.
Shawn Thomas, 23, and the vic-
tim have a child together, but do
not live together.
She told police she was walking
on Tony Givens Road around 7:30
pm when she began fighting with
another woman.
A witness confirmed her ac-
count of Mr. Thomas' assault.
The victim had lacerations and
swelling on her forehead.

printers, copy machines, micro-
wave ovens.
At the landfill site, workers dis-
mantle the electronics items, re-
moving hazardous portions for dis-
posal with a certified company.
The counties could operate their.
own collection sites, but would
then have to hold at least one an-
nual "amnesty day" where fees are
not charged, and then arrange for
disposal. Each would also need a
certified operator.
A cooperative site at Ellerbee
Curve would serve Baker and Un-
ion and probably Bradford when
its current grant expires at the end
of the year. There are currently no
plans to include Nassau County,
which does not have a contract to
dump garbage at Ellerbee Curve;
however, that may be an option the
board has to consider to get a state
In other business, the board ap-
proved beginning the process of
replacing asphalt areas along the
entrance road and scales, possibly
with concrete.
"The landfill was not designed
to have the heavy transfer trailers,
and we were on a limited budget.
We just never imagined this traffic
load," explained engineer Frank
The landfill was planned in 1991
for only the relatively small collec-
tion trucks owned by the member
counties. However, a 1997 con-
tract for Alachua County's transfer
station brings large semi-trailers.
Mr. Darabi said he will do a
core boring to see if the limerock
bed is holding up, and bring a rec-
ommendation on whether to re-
pave or use concrete.

A Glen St. Mary man became
the third of three sentenced for
last year's armed robbery of the
Raceway store on Woodlawn
Circuit Judge David Glant on
March 14 ordered Carl
Yarbrough, Jr. to serve 10 years in
The time will be served con-
currently with a similar sentence
he was given in Duval County for
armed robbery.
Mr. Yarbrough, 20, along with
Darrick Rhoden of Jacksonville
and Thomas Braddock Jr. of
Baldwin, robbed the Raceway
January 20 in addition to pulling a
few more stickups in Jacksonville
within the same week.
Mr. Rhoden was sentenced in
September to ten years; Mr. Brad-
dock was given 18 months in De-
Mr. Yarbrough, who lived on
George Taber Boulevard prior to
the robbery, and Mr. Rhoden en-
tered the Raceway just before
5:00 pm.
Mr. Braddock acted as a look-
The two men brandished pis-
tols at clerk Kokila Patel and or-
dered her to hand over cash.
They chose Raceway because
they knew the store often cashed
checks for customers, and thus
would have a lot of cash on hand.
Ms. Patel gave them the money
- reportedly $800 although court
documents require the men to pay
restitution of $1200.
The pair had masks on, but did
not pull them down over their
Mr. Yarbrough and Mr. Rhoden
left the store and drove off as Ms.
Patel rushed out of the store.
She told a customer she'd just
been robbed and he was able to
get the license number from the
car, and noticed the name of J&R
Auto Sales on it.
Police were able to track the
car back to Mr. Rhoden's father,
who had bought it for him.
His family identified him from
photographs pulled from the sur-
veillance tape.

Mr. Rhoden turned himself in
to police January 27 and told in-
vestigators details of the robbery.
Mr. Yarbrough and Mr. Brad-
dock surrendered a short time later.
In addition to the Raceway
money, which the men reportedly
spent on crack cocaine, they
grabbed $3500 from robberies on
Jones Road, Normandy Boule-
vard and Blair Road in the days
surrounding the local heist.

Forged Rx

A Macclenny man was arrested
March 11 for trying to obtain meth-
odone with a forged prescription.
Dewey McCoy, 50, went to
Raynor's Pharmacy around noon
trying to get 150 tablets of metho-
done, a controlled substance.
S Pharmacist Valerie Hickman
suspected the prescription was forg-
ed and called Dr. Charles Scarbor-
ough, who confirmed her suspi-
Investigator Mike Combs ar-
rested Mr. McCoy inside the drug
Mr. McCoy said a woman gave
him the prescription, promising to
pay him with 50 methodone pills if
he went to the pharmacy to get
SHe'd done it for her about a
month earlier at a Jacksonville
pharmacy, which filled the pre-
scription after being unable to con-
tact Dr. Scarborough.
Police withheld the name of the
woman pending further investiga-
Forging a prescription is a felony.

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A clerk at the Exxon on Lowder
Street said she used her key to en-
ter the store after hours to steal
$200 because a crack dealer was
threatening to kill her and her boy-
friend for non-payment.
Police arrested Diane Bodden,
32, and her boyfriend, Bradley
Howard, 35, both of Macclenny,
charging them with burglary,
grand theft and property damage.
Police suspected it was an in-
side job after arriving at the store
March 7 at 4:14 am and finding no
forced entry.
Ms. Bodden had reported the
burglary, saying the door was un-
locked and the alarm turned off
when she came to work that morn-

Several cartons of cigarettes
and packs of cigars were scattered
on the floor, and the office door
had been kicked in. A number of
cartons also were missing.
Ms. Bodden said the hidden
money drawer had been pulled out
from under the counter and that
$200 was missing.
Another clerk later told police
he'd noticed a suspicious car in the
parking lot when he was driving
by the store around 2:30 am. He
said he checked both outside doors
and found them locked.
During questioning, Ms. Bod-
den said Mr. Howard would have
been. the only one with access to
her key, but that he'd been at home
sleeping all night.

Eventually she began to discuss
the possibility he may have done it.
She started to sob and said she
would tell police everything if she
could go somewhere and smoke a
Deputy Michael Crews took her
to the parking lot of the sheriff's
office, where she copped to the
The couple had smoked some
crack the previous evening and fall-
en asleep.
Just before 11:00 pm, Mr. How-
ard started "having a fit and flip-
ping out," saying he'd gotten the
crack from a dealer without paying.
He said the dealer would kill
them if they didn't take him some

Early February land transactions

The following land transactions
were recorded in the Baker County.
courthouse February 1-15. Values
are derived from documentary
stamps. Many descriptions are by
S(ection) T(ownship) R(ange). If
acreage or price are not listed,
none were indicated in the docu-
Oscar & Susie Gray to Paul Le-
Grande, in Yarbrough & Rewis Subdi-
vision, $35,450.
C&O Land Partnership/Martin Ow-
ens & Darrell Crews to Paul Chance II,
in S9 T1S R21E, $40,000.
Federal Home Development Corp.to
Raevondalyn Givens, in Kings Manor II,
Eric Raulerson to David & Dana Yar-
borough, in Turkey Creek II, $12,000.
R.L. & Katherine Starling to Adbul
& Barbara Raoufi, in S29 T2S R22E,
Edria Pitts to Edna Pitts, Fannie
Peace, Janet Chesser & F. Erald Pitts, in
S5 T3S R22E.
Rock Contractors to Kevin & Cyn-
thia Smith, in Hunters Ridge, $220,000.
Linda & George Dooley to Carl &
Marie Hodges, in Riverview Acres,
Thomas Rhoden to Robert Jr. & Sa-
mantha Sweat, in S25 T1S R21E.
Thomas Barton to Thomas & Mary
Barton, in Macclenny & Osteen Subdivi-
Gary & Kathleen Barber to Todd &
Jennifer Barber. in S29"'T3SR21E.
S Baker County Commission to LaBeu-
na Farms, in Mount Holly, $300.
Anderson & Conner Inc. to Michael
& Rhonda Mustillo, in Cannon Heights

Coke invehide
A Tallahassee man was arrested
for cocaine possession March 10
S after his car was stopped on Inter-
state 10 for having a broken wind-
Ruben El-Amin, 20, was a pas-
senger in his car when Deputy Mi-
chael Lagle stopped it at 12:43 pm
near CR 229.
Mr. El-Amin began acting ner-
vous when the officer asked if he
had any drugs in the car.
A police dog alerted to the pres-
ence of drugs.
Dep. Lagle found marijuana
residue in the seats and floor, and
several plastic baggies with green
"smiley faces" on them, which are
commonly used for cocaine.
He then pulled a wad of cash
from Mr. El-Amin's front pocket
and found a clear plastic baggie
containing cocaine folded up in
the bills.
Cocaine possession is a felony.

II, $165,000.
Gene Jr. & Betty Combs to Elizabeth
Rolph, in S7 T2S R21E, $102,000.
Shelby & Cornelia Stephans to Linda
Gant, in River Country Estates.
Joan & Donald Smithy to Bushman
Builders Inc., in S8 T2S R22E, $90,000.
Country Federal Credit Union to
Kristi & Marcus Combs, in Macclenny,
Robert & Martha Thomas to Diane
Manning, in Allen Lands.
Rock Contractors Inc. to William &
Meshelle Rhoden, in S18 T2S R22E.
James Davis to Teresa & Larry Smi-
ley, in Allen Lands, $15,000.
Amy Davis to James Davis, in Allen
Ronny & Deedra Dinkins to Richard
Jr. & Lilly Hotard, in S32 T2S R21E,
Otto & Alisa Campos to William &
Ana Tracer (Sotomayer), in S5 T3S
R22E, $335,000.
Glen St. Mary to Irving & Barbara
Wilkinson, in Glen St. Mary.
Patricia Fish to April Brock, in S25
T2S R21E, $21,000.
Debra Crews to Judy & Roger Har-
ris, in S9 T3S R21E.
Lonnie & Penny Starling to Dennis &
Cynthia Chapman, in 7th Street Subdi-
vision, $75,000.
Oscar Gray to David Gray, in Mac-
clenny, $68,000.
Gwendolyn McCauley, Earl Knabb
Jr., George Knabb, Jane Rhoden & Wil-
liam Knabb Trust to Brian & Misty Le-
gan; in S9 T3S R22E;$13,000:."
Gwendolyn McCauley, Earl Knabb
Jr., George Knabb, Jane Rhoden & Wil-
liam Knabb Trust to Susan Norica, in S9
T3S R22E, $11,900.
Gwendolyn McCauley, Earl Knabb
Jr., George Knabb, Jane Rhoden & Wil-
liam Knabb Trust to Tina Yarborough,
in S9 T3S R22E, $11,500.
Frank & Tammy Theophile to Tam-

my Theophile, in Deer Run Estates.
Baker Investment Group to O.D. &
Audrey Rewis, in S1 T2S R21E.
Baker Investment Group to W. Brian
& Loretta Yarbrough, 2 parcels in ,1
T2S R21E.
Baker Investment Group to Kevin
Powers, in S1 T2S R21E, $21,000.
Elizabeth Yarborough to David
Hughes, in Yarborough Sportsman Park,
Karen Barker to V. Todd & Amber
Ferreira, in Macclenny, $80,500.
Edward Crawford to Lore Hines, in
S30 T2S R22E.
Glen Plantation LTD to Michael
Kight, in The Farms at Cuyler, $40,565.
Maudie & John Maloy to Richard &
Teresa Taylor, in S29 T2S R22E,
CDD Investments to Homes by Gray
Inc., 7 lots in Copper Creek Hills III,
James & Deborah Frailey to Nathan
& Sherry Harris, in S29 T1S R21E.
Charles Johns to Charles Johns, By-.
ron & Sherree Brinkley, in S31 T1S
Virgil Johns to Virgil Johns, Lewis &
Charlotte Crews, in Glen St. Mary.
David Hughes to James Antiga, 2 lots
in Yarborough Sportsman Park.
Gloria Taylor to William Johnson, in
S5 T3S R22E, $108,000.

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Mr. Howard suggested Ms. Bod-
den go to the store and get some
cash, which she did.
Unfortunately, the couple was
unable to get in touch with the
About that time another dealer
dropped by their home on Blair
Street. They used the $200 to buy
crack from him.
Ms. Bodden then began to wor-
ry about the stolen money, so the
couple returned to the store to
make it look like a burglary.
Mr. Howard kicked in the office
door and took the surveillance
Police found the stolen ciga-
rettes in the couple's home.


acquired for

9400 more

at Pinhook
Governor Jeb Bush and the Flor-
ida Cabinet have voted to acquire
more than 9400 acres of the Pin-
hook Swamp through perpetual
conservation easements. Six own-
ers sold the development rights to
the state, providing permanent
protection to the land and water
that flows into the Suwannee and
St. Mary's Rivers.
The acquisition is to ensure that
the quality of the water flowing
from the Okeefenokee Swamp and
into two north Florida rivers stays
healthy. It also protects habitats of
Florida wildlife, including the
Florida black bear sandhill cranes,
bobcat and red-cockaded wood-
Linking the Osceola National
Forest to the Okeefenokee Nation-
al Wildlife Refuge in Georgia, the
215,216-acre Pinhook Swamp cre-
ates the largest wildlife corridor
east of the Mississippi River.
Fifty-nine percent of the Pinhook
Swamp Florida Forever project is
now protected through public own-
ership or conservation easements.
Conservation easements allow
property,.owners toicontinue to use-T
the land while protecting it from
The six parcels, varying in size
from 1000 to 2300 acres, were
purchased for $1.9 million-98% of
their appraised value.

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Baker High in meet at West Nassau

The Baker County track team faced off against West Nassau and Paxon at a meet in Callahan. Above, Wildcat sprinters Quentin Paige,
Lucious Lee and Tommy Moore face off at the start of the 100 meter dash. Lee came in second. At left, Simon Levine places third in the
long jump. Below, Matti Yarborough and 'Cookie'Belford compete in the girls' 100 meter dash. Yarborough placed secondi The follow-
ing members took first: Riley Yarborough in the 400 meter dash, Lee Lamb in the high jump, Will Fletcher in the 800 meter, Sharhonda
Dinkins in shot put, Belford in the high jump, and Jenny Johnson in the 400 and 800 meter runs.

The boys'"weightlifting team
brought home some glory with two
lifters placing at last week's Suwan-
nee Invitational.
Matt Craig placed second over-:
all in the 154 weight class and Bo
Clayton placed sixth atl99.
Congratulations to the guys' ten-
nis team for winning against West
Nassau 6-1. Unfortunately, the girls
lost their match 2-4.
The Wildcats volleyball team will
host a fundraiser 9:00 am March 19
in the high school gym. There are two
divisions you can enter in with cash
prizes awarded to the winners. 7bTo
preregister, call (904) 233-8970 or
email ukmu5@comcast.net. You can
also register from 8:00-9:00 am the
day of the event.


March 17
Special Olympics BCHS
JV baseball at Bradford, 6 pm
Baseball vs. Bolles, 6 pm
March 18
Softball at Live Oak, 5 pm
Track at Ridgeview Invitational
March 21
Baseball at Union, 7 pm
JV baseball at Union, 4 pm
Softball at Middleburg, pm
March 22
Track at Forrest
Baseball at Ribault, 5 pm
March 23
Boys weightlifting sectional qual-
ifiers at Bolles, 4 pm

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Jeremy Sharp dives back into first ahead of the tag.

The Baker County High School baseball team
responded to a three-game losing streak the way
a good team should with a three-game winning
The Wildcats fought back from a 5-0 deficit
March 9 at Hilliard, to take the game 14-5 and
stop their losing streak.
After subsequent wins at home against Brad-
ford County March 9 and at Clay County March
14, the Cats improved their record to 6-4.
Against Hilliard, Dusty Combs, in his first
pitching appearance of the season, came on in
relief in the fourth inning and stopped Hilliard
cold, holding them hitless for the rest of the
Meanwhile, the offense came to
life, scoring in each of the last four in- ..s..
nings, including nine runs in the sixth.
The team's 14 runs and 17 hits was
its biggest offensive show of the sea-
son, according to coach Sherman

The Cats also played errorless ball.
Matt Wilson led the way with five RBIs, rip-
ping a triple and home run in the same inning.
He has three triples for the year.
Jeremy Sharp had four hits and drove in two
runs, while Adam Lewis had three hits and an
Kris Linster and Garrett Milton each had a
pair of hits.
After the Bradford win, the Cats traveled to
Clay to take on the Blue Devils, whom they'd
beaten in a close contest two weeks before. That
game came down to a successful bases-loaded
suicide squeeze in the bottom of the last inning.,
This time, however, the Wildcats jumped to

an early lead, scoring three in the first, followed,
by single runs in the second and third. They add-
ed another in the sixth, while cruising to a 6-2:
Kris Linster threw a five-hitter, holding the
Blue Devils scoreless until they rang up two runs
in the bottom of the seventh.
Sharp had a home run, as Linster, Milton and
Kellow each chipped in with a double.
The Cats had eight hits and committed no er-
The team's next game is March 17 at home
against Bolles. It is scheduled to begin at 6:00
pm. After that they play March 21 and 22 at Un-
ion County and Ribault.

Ladies respond well to loss of star players

A resilient Lady Wildcats soft-
ball team overcame the loss of its
ace March 15 to grind out a tough
3-2 win on the road in Hilliard.
Faced with what might have been
a turning point in the season, the
Cats rebounded from a brutal 18-3
home loss to a mediocre Episcopal
They played both games without
pitcher Ashley Norman, who was
out with a back injury
Against Episcopal, the Cats also
were missing Kylee Canaday, who
was tied for the team lead in RBIs
and had the third highest batting av-
erage. Coincidentally, she also suf-
fered a back injury.
Canaday made an appearance in
the Hilliard game, and Coach Cher-
yl Nunn said she hopes to have Nor-
man back in time for a big district
game March 17 against The Bolles
Schbol. The game was originally
scheduled for March 3 but was
rained out.
Norman, who Nunn said might
be the best pitcher ever to play for
Baker County, has had problems
with her lower back dating to last
year. She re-aggravated the injury
swinging at a pitch against Baldwin
March 7.
Pitcher Mindy Roberts, however,
shook off a bad outing against Epis-
copal to shut dowh Hilliard after
surrendering two runs in the first in-
The Cats had scored a pair in the

top of the inning when Kassie Crews
ripped a one-out triple, then scored
one out later when Shannon Nick-
els hit a triple. Nickels then scored
on an error.
The Cats pushed across the
eventual winning run in the third on
another triple by Crews. She scored
on a single by Sarah Bradley,
She gave up six hits and just one
earned run over seven innings.
Crews, Bradley and Nickels each
had two hits.
Against Episcopal the Cats were
not only without Norman and Can-
aday, but the team's two other se-
niors who were away at a school

The game was close until the last
inning when the Eagles put 14 runs
on the board.
Roberts didn't pitch badly, giv-
ing up just four runs through four
innings leading up the Eagles' big
fifth inning. She surrendered four
in the fifth before being lifted for a
Only two of the runs scored
against her were earned.
Nunn said it was the first time
Roberts had pitched in a game at
that level of competition.
After the Bolles make-up game
March 17, the Cats play the next
day at Live Oak, then travel to Mid-
dleburg March 21.

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Coming up at the

Programs and
iOutspok'n -Are YOU with
us? Meetings are every other
Thursday from 7-8 pm.
Leaders Club Train, travel,
and learn YMCA leadership,
working with children and
1al'eding weekend workshops.
TGI.F for teens Every
Friday night our teen center
L,7trs afitmz time for teens
,i..c, a a ,,,,g. hard week of I;
school. The teen center pro-
vides food, games, music, and i
tons offun for only $5.
For any further questions, call
Chris Stitsinger at 259-0898.
YMCA Spring Day
Registration has started for
YMCA Spring Day Camp. The
program fees are $80 for
members and $85 for program
participants. There are only
20 spots available, so sign up
ASAP Spring Day Camp will
be full of swimming, field
trips, outside games, and fun.
For any questions, call James
For more information,
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Season-opening pitch for girls softball league...
Cheryl Nunn, coach of the Baker High Wildcat softball team, throws out the first pitch March 11 opening night of the Baker County Girls
Softball League at Macclenny's Minger Field. "The teams are balanced and it looks like it will be a competitive season, said league pres-
ident Doug Hand. A record 260 girls signed lip, he said. There are 20 teams divided into four leagues: T-ball for the 5-7 year olds; Pitch-
ing Machine for ages 8-10; Junior League for 10-11 year olds and the Senior League for ages 12 and up.


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Mr. Saul and Ms. Teska

August wedding
SHelen Farrell Saul of Bridgton,
.J.. Kenneth Hunter of Macclen-
iny, Thomas and Peggy Whitton of
Lix% ille are pleased to announce
he upcoming marriage of their
children, Edward Saul and Melody
hunter Teska of Glen St. Mary.
Mr. Saul is also the son of the late
eonard Saul.
The ceremony and reception
i ill take place August 13 at the
couple's home in Glen St. Mary.


Daughter bo
Paul and Rebecca Myers of Glen
St. Mary and their children Ray-
Smond. Corey and Paul Jr., of Glen
St. Mary are proud to announce
the birth of their daughter and sis-
i ter, Amber Louise Myers. She was
born March 7 at St. Vincent's
Medical Center of Jacksonville.
SAmber weighed seven pounds, one
ounce and was 19'/2 inches long.

Thanks for support
I would like to thank my family
and friends for all they have done
for me during my recovery from
hip surgery.
The prayers, flowers, gifts, vis-
its and food were appreciated.
A special thank you to Wells
Nursing and Rehab for the care I
received. I could not have been
treated any kinder or more profes-
:-.ionally. Our cornullnit:, is so
bles-ed to have such a place.
I am so very blessed to have
SUtch a wonderful circle of family
iand friends.
Thank you all for the answered
pr;i c.is for my daughter, Jana
Weeks, and the birth of her miracle
health baby girl, Jara Faith.
L.sit. but not least, thank you
for the prayers and the recovery of
nrm brother and .2!er-in-l.L\, Tom
anrd Tina Rhoden after their awful
Swreck. God is so good and answers
pr.\ r.; B ile'., it!

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Mr and Mrs. Davis

60th anniversary
Everett and Lydia Ann Davis of
Bryceville celebrated their 60th
wedding anniversary on March 15.
They were married in Folkston,
Ga. in 1945 and lived in Baker Coun-
ty before moving to the Bryceville
The couple has three children:
Sheron Davis, Joan Braddock and
Duwayne Davis; grandchildren
Randy Braddock, LeAnn Davis
and Alysia Prestwood; great-
grandchildren Trenton, Faith,
Isabelle and Logan.

Thanks so much
The Women's Club of Mac-
clenny expresses its thanks to the
men and women of the Moose for
the fabulous night of bingo and
other fund raisers for the upcom-
ing Carnival of Life sponsored by
the American Cancer Society.
The Carnival will be April 2 at
the fairgrounds, and runs from
noon that day until dawn on Sun-
day. Please support it with partici-
pation or donations.


Styles by Gwen
Sunmner Lord
36 E. Macclenny Ave.
Walk-Ins Welcome

9:30 am 6:00 pm
Tuesday Saturday
1:30 8:00 pm Saturday

Child Haircut $6.00
(up to 10 years old)
Women's Haircut $9.00

Mr. and Mrs. Simons

To celebrate 50th
The children of Darwin and Pan-
sy Simons, formerly of Glen Saint
Mary, would like you to join us in
celebration of their 50th wedding
anniversary to be held at the Glen
Hill Primitive Baptist Church on
US 90 at 6:00 pm on March 19.
No gifts please.

Club enjoys zoo,
The Garden Club went to the
Jacksonville Zoo for the March
meeting. A botanical tour of the
zoo and gardens was conducted by
Chuck Hubbuch, curator of horti-
culture. Lunch was enjoyed at the
Palm Garden Caf6 in the jaguar
The Garden Club meets the sec-
ond Thursday of each month from
September to May. For more infor-
mation, call 259-9590.

Soil meeting
The Baker Soil and WaterCon-
servation District Board will meet
Tuesday; March 22 at Taylor'd
BBQ from noon to 1:00 pm. The
public is invited to attend.

The Raulersons

Wed 61 years
T.J. and Lyma Raulerson of
Macclenny are celebrating their
61st wedding anniversary. They
were married March 17, 1944 in
Jacksonville. She is the former Ly-
ma Fish.
Their children are Gale Rhoden,
Wanda Walker, Johnny Raulerson
and Jan Betros of Macclenny and
Tommy Raulerson of Sanderson.
The couple have 13 grandchildren
and four great grandchildren.

Bloodmobiles here
The Florida Georgia Blood
Alliance will have a mobile unit at
Taylor Church on March 20 from
9:30 am-1:00 pm. This service is
provided for those who wish to do-
nate, but cannot travel to Jackson-
For more information, call 259-
7324 ext. 221 or 353-8263.

Happy Birthday, Paul!

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Joshua Barnes
dies March 12
Joshua CO'rt: Birnics, 23, died
March 1. C205. at his home. He
was born.il iL30. 1981.
i \ i;\ 'i include father David
Corter 1.t.rne&. mother Shari Lee
Y,. -. Coll n (Ralph); sisters
;.,, Barnes, Anita Collins, Sa-
Rtantha C1llins; brother Josh Col-
lins; I:.i]ndmtrher Amelia Yarbor-
ough; great aunt Florrie Roberts.
\ itiition is slated for March 17
fani 6-8 pm at Prestwood Funeral
Home of Baldwin. The funeral ser-
vice will be held March 18 at Bran-
dy Branch Baptist Church with
Revs. Larry Applebee and Ken
Barney officiating. Pallbearers are
Ralph Collins, Robert Mitchell,
Cody Hall, Daniel Crews, Tony Jer-
all, Steffan Rafnsson and Joseph
Grimes. Honorary pallbearers are
Chris Kicklighter, Sonny Aman,
Richard Aman, Mack Peeples and
Gary Crews.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the memorial fund
at Country Federal Credit Union in
his name.

Ray Bill Charles

dies on March 11
Ray Bill Charles, 42, of Sander-
son died March 11, 2005. He was
born in Jacksonville and moved to
Baker County in 1986.
Mr. Charles was predeceased by
parents M.B. and Gloria Charles.
Survivors are sons Christopher, Jer-
emy, Austin, M.B., Ray Jr., and
Tony Charles, all of Sanderson;
sisters Wanda Sue Bailey and Syl-
via Hill of Macclenny, Diane Mas-
sengill of Middleburg, Susan Wain-
wright of Jacksonville; brothers
William David Charles of Satsu-
ma, Arthur Charles of Jackson-
ville, Robert Weiland of Bryceville
and Roy Weiland of Middleburg.
The funeral service will be
Thursday, March 17, at 3:00 pm in
the chapel of V. Todd Ferreira Fu-
neral Home, Macclenny, with Pas-
tor Jim Cox officiating. Visitation
will be at 2:00 pm.
A fund to benefit Mr. Charles'
children has been established at
Vystar Credit Union. Telephone
612-1770 for details.

Revival services
Pine Grove Congregational
IMethodist Church will host a re-
vival March 23-25 at 7:00 pm
nightly. Featured speaker will be
Daniel Prevatt, who will be the
special speaker for Easter Sunday
at 11:00 am March 27. Lunch and
an Easter egg hunt will follow the
Sunday service.
Easter Sunday is also home-
coming for the church. A business
meeting will be at 2:30 pm, March
27, at which time cemetery fees
will be accepted. Everyone is in-

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St. James Episcopal Church
Minnesota Ave.- Maeclenny, Fla.
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am

"The Spirit Filling Church"

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93 N. 5th St., Macclenny 259-3551
Sunday School: 10:00 am
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am
Sunday Youth: 6:00 pm
Wednesday Dinner: 5:45 pm
Wednesday Worship: 6:15 pm
\ John L. Hay, Jr, Pastor

Harry A. Jewell

dies at age 81
Harry Avon Jewell, 81, of Bax-
ter died March 13, 2005 at St. Vin-
cent's Medical Center following an
extended illness. Mr. Jewell was a
native of Pearson, Ga., and resided
in Baxter for over 30 years. He at-
tended the Baxter Church of God
and was a farmer.
He was predeceased by parents
Mose and Louannie Flanders Jew-
ell. Survivors include daughter Lin-
da Schneider of Ft. Myers, Fla.;
brother Henry Yonn of Macclenny;
sisters Mary Reifsnider (Don) of
Jacksonville, Sara Furlong of Hom-
erville, Ga.; niece Mary Crews
(James) of Baxter; one great grand-
daughter and one great grandson.
A service was held March 16 at
2:00 pm at Guerry Funeral Home
of Macclenny with Rev. Edward
Anderson officiating. Interment
followed at North Prong Cemetery
in Baxter.

William Pounds

dies Saturday
William Jerry Pounds, 77, died
March 12, 2005. He was born on
January 18, 1928 in Jacksonville,
where he remained a lifelong resi-
dent. After serving in the United
States Navy during World War II,
he began a 47-year career with
Seaboard Coastline Railroad and
retired in 1993. He was listed in
Who's Who in Technology as an in-
ventor. He was a member of West-
side Baptist Church of Jackson-
He is survived by his wife of 56
years, Thelma Myers Pounds;
daughter Linda Dobson (Joey) of
Macclenny; sons David Pounds
(Jackie) and Gregory Pounds of
Jacksonville; granddaughters Jes-
sica and Heather Pounds of Jack-
sonville; step-grandchildren Tracy
Phelps of Tallahassee, Kelly Dob-
son of Jacksonville, Shelly Craw-
Sford and Ashley Williams of Mac-
clenny; three great-grandchildren;
brothers Jack Pounds (Gloria), Har-
ry Pounds (Barbara), Ronnie
Pounds (Priscilla); sisters Cleone
Dodd (Hugh) of Jacksonville and
Patsy Fautt (Doug) of Dallas, Tex.
A funeral service was held
March 15 at Westside Baptist
Church with pastors Keith Russell
and Sean Vickers officiating. Bur-
ial followed in Riverside Memori-
al Park. Hardage-Giddens Funeral
Home of Jacksonville was in charge
of arrangements.

Mr. Lauramore

Buried Sunday
Mitchell Lee "Simon" Laura-
more, 62, of Glen St. Mary died
March 9, 2005. He was born in
Macclenny and was a life long res-
ident of Baker
County. He
was an iron
worker with
T&G Steel Er-
ectors for 27
years. He at-
tended Chris-
tian Fellowship
s He was pre-
deceased by-
father R.L.
Mr. Lauramore Lauramore.
Survivors include wife Ruby Lee
Lauramore of Glen St. Mary; moth-
er Lucinda Davis Lauramore of
Macclenny; daughter Angie Den-
ise Sellers (Cliff) of Taylor; 'step-
daughters Penny Dunn (Michael)
of Jacksonville and Kellie Jo Foun-
tain (Gary) of Taylor; sons Mitch-
ell David Lauramore (Shelia) of
Glen St. Mary and Ray Lauramore
(Buffy) of Taylor; step-son Aaron
J. Johnson of Macclenny; sisters
Christine Thompson (Bill), Jean-
ette Robinson (Tiny) and Josie
Martin (J.B.) of Macclenny, Ruby
Payne (Richard) of Sanford, and
Juanita Lancaster (Hershell) of In-
terlachen; brothers Marvin Laura-
more (Rachel) of Sanderson, Bo
Lauramore (Darlene) of Gaines-
ville, A.C. Lauramore, Richard Lau-
ramore (Liz), Tommy Lauramore
(Janet) and Riley Lauramore (Bev-
erly) of Macclenny; 10 grandchil-
dren and five step-grandchildren.
A service was held March 13 at
his church with pastors David and
Timmy Thomas officiating. Inter-
ment followed at Turner Cemetery.
V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services
of Macclenny was in charge of ar-

Fish fry and sing
New River New Congrega-
tional Methodist Church will host
a fried fish dinner and gospel sing
on March 19. Dinner will be
served at 5:30 pm and singing will
begin at 7:00 pm.
The featured singers will be the
Blue Grass Prophets along with lo-
cal church singers.

First Baptist Church
of Sanderson
CR 229 S., Sanderson, FL

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Holiness Church
Located on CR 125 S. in Glen St. Mary,
1/2 mile South of I-10

Sunday Evening, March 20
at 6:00 pm
We cordially invite you to attend and be blessed by this dynamic group.
Pastor: David Hodges
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Ms. Romansik is

buried at Taylor
Ruby Lee Anderson Sikes Ro-
mansik died March 9, 2005. She
was a native of Sanderson.
Survivors include daughters
Debbie Brailey (Bill), Glenda Ray
(Stuart), Gail Farmer (Jack), Den-
ise Martin (Francis Olano); sons
Duncan Sikes and Ricky Roman-
sik (Billie); sister Faye Pilcher;
brother Ellis Morgan; 20 grand-
children and 29 great grandchil-
A service was held March 12 at
Marietta Church of God with pas-
tors William Wooten and Charles
Harper officiating. Interment was
at Taylor Cemetery. Broadus Raines
and Pons Family Funeral Home of
Jacksonville was in charge of ar-

Thanks so much
I would like to express my
thanks for all prayers, cards, mon-
ey and flowers. My husband Mitch-
ell is now in Heaven with Jesus.
We were married on March 15,
1985. Mitchell and I enjoyed fish-
ing. I'd pull him in a wagon be-
cause he couldn't walk that far. We
would make dumplings together.
He had three children: David, Ray
and Angie, stepchildren Aaron,
Penny and Kellie. The stepchil-
dren would like to say thank you
to David, Ray and Angie for shar-
ing their Dad.
He will be missed by everyone,
but mostly by his old fishing part-
ner, friend and love of his life,

Deep appreciation
The family of Mitchell Laura-
more would like to thank all friends
and family for their prayers, food,
flowers and support during the
loss of our loved one.

CR 127 N. of Sanderson
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Service 11:00 am
Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm
Wed. Night Service 7:30 pm
Where Everyone is Somebody and
Jesus is the Leader
Pastor Rev. Ernie Terrell

573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
Worship Services
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Fve Churches Road
H\y. 127 Sander'.on, FL
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Every 4 Sunday Night Serice 7:00 p.m.
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Methodist Church
Hw. 121 N. 259-4461
Sunday School 10:00
Sunday morning service 11:00
Sunday night service 6:00

Pastor Rev. Bobby Griffin

Emmanuel r
Church of God in Christ
"Crossing your Jordan and
Possessing the Promise"
Sun. Morning SundaySchool 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Service 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Service 7:00 pm
Every 2nd & 4th Sunday
Tuesday Evening Bible Study 7:00 pm
Pastoral Teaching Thursday 7:00 pm
Pastor: Elder Joe N. Cruise
450 S. 8th St., iPacclenny

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Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.M.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street- Macclenny- 259-3500

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Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us
Glen Friendship Tabernacle
Clinton Ave. Glen St. Mary
WJXR Radio Service Sunday 8:3
Morning Worship Service 10:3
Children's Church 11:3
Evangelistic 6:0
Bible Study (Wed.) 7:3
Rev. Albert Starling Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521

10:00 am

Sunday School

Sun. Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study 7:00 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, March 17, 2005 Page Five-B

S$4.50 for 15 words? What a Deal!
The Baker County Press

In Memory
Charles Ruise Jr.
3/7/1948 3/10/2002
Your family will always love and
cherish your sweet memories.
Sadly missed by your most gracious
and loving family:
Charles (Lisa), Gerald (Felicia),
Reginald (Jackie), Leslie (Joseph),
Olivia (Lamont), grandchildren, father,
sisters and brother, uncles and aunts,
Marie Mitchell (god-daughter).

Homecoming at
Lawtey church
The Highland First Baptist
Church at 1409 U.S. 301 N. in
Lawtey will hold its 95th annual
homecoming celebration on Sun-
day, April 3.
Sunday school begins at 9:45
am, morning worship with Rev.
Bill Clayton preaching will be at
11:00 am, followed by dinner.
Appearing live will be Fishers
of Men. There will be no evening

Holy Week services
St. Paul Missionary Baptist
Church of Baldwin will host a Ho-
ly Week service from March 21-25
at 7:00 pm nightly. Holy Week
will close with a celebration of Je-
sus' resurrection with the choir pre-
senting a concert March 27. The
church is located on 730 Clark

Speak Up for a Child
and Make a Difference
'Become a
(904) 966-6237

In Memory
Hattie Lou English
3/15/1915 1/16/2005
Happy birthday.
Gone but not forgotten. Love from
your family, Lonnie, Charlene, Telv,
Christopher, Crystal, Tellyboy, Max,
Also the family would like to thank
everyone who was there for us in our
time of need

Retired educators
lunch with official
Members of the Baker County
Retired Educators Association
were guests of School Superinten-
dent Paula Barton at their regular
meeting March 9. Mrs. Barton en-
tertained the group at her home
with a meal cooked by her and her
staff. Gifts were distributed.
In the absence of president Pete
Harvey, who is battling cancer at
Shands Hospital in Gainesville,
Mary Linda Green presided as
vice president., BzzI C'lu[li, who.
died reenitly, \ as remembered as
a member andtlong time educator.
Superintendent Barton updated
club members on the latest plans
for intense growth in the county.
The district will be affected be-
cause state money is based on stu-
dents actually enrolled, not predic-
tions on growth, she said.

Encourages biweekly

The St. Johns River Water Man-
agement District and 19 water sup-
ply partners recently launched a
campaign to encourage lawn wa-
tering only twice a week, up to 3/4
Sinch each time.
Current regulations through
most of the district allows lawn ir-
rigation only between 4 pm and 10
am. However, the twice weekly
rule currently applies to Marion,
Lake, Orange, Brevard, Seminole
and Volusia counties. The district
is considering extending it to the


remainder of communities under
its jurisdiction.
District officials say lawns are
actually better off with watering
only twice a week, even in.very
dry weather. Overwatering results
in shallow root systems, meaning
the lawn is less tolerant of drought
and stress, less able to resist
weeds, fungus and disease.
For more information, contact
Theresa Monson at 904-730-6258
or by e-mail at tmonson@sjr-

Sat., March 19 at 9am.

Glen Friendship Tabernacle
10042 N..Clinton Ave., Glen St. Mary
Sponsored by: The Ladies Auxiliary

Michael Combs will be in concert at
evening service
Westside Baptist Church
7775 Herlong Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32210
904*781-0618 "
Service Sunday 10:30 am
Night 6:30 pm

23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.

Sunday School
Sunday AM Worship
Sunday PM Services
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting

9:45 am
11:00 am
6:00 pm
7:00 pm

Pastor J.C. Lauramore Welcomes All

First Baptist Church
Sunday School 9:45 AM Sunday Morning Worship 11 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6 PM
"A B Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 PM
SA Beacon ,/1 I
to Baker Pastor Tim Patterson
County" 259-6977
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor
Michael D. Schatz, Associate Pastor

The Council on Aging
is seeking'volunteers for a
variety of jobs, including:
Home Meal Delivery i
and more...
Training provided
Call 259-2223
for more information. '

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lacclenny Holiness Revival Center

at Celebration Park in Glen

Search 19 11:00 am
Singing & Preaching
Plus a Bake Sale for our ministry!

Tell a friend, bring a friend and get a blessing!

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From economical to elegant, Doughboy will always have the
perfect pool We have the products to satisfy any need no
matter the backyard size or terrain, your budget or dreams. A
Doughboy pool will become the "Centerpiece of Your Backyard."
A Doughboy pool offers a great way to entertain your friends and
S family and also keep your children cool, safe and happy at
home! You and your family deserve a Doughboy pool!

Visit us today to see hoiv we
can create the "Centeipiece
of Your Backyard!"

"the original portable poor
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698-E W. Macclenny Avenue (next to Raynor's Pharmacy) 259-5222
Hrs: Mon-Fri 10 am 6 pm Saturday 10 am 5 pm

Christian Fellowship Temple's

Puppet Ministry
proudly presents


March 20th 6:00 pm
March 21st 7:00 pm

This is a must see program just in time for Easter!

The message is for all ages
..,,so come and be blessed.
For more information'please call 259-6849.
Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny



Notice is hereby given that the proposed ordinance
whose title hereinafter appears will be brought up for public
hearing on Monday, March 28, 2005 at 6:00 pm, at Town
Hall of Glen St. Mary, 10046 South Glen Avenue, Glen St.
Mary Florida; 32040. Copies of said ordinance may be in-
spected by any member of the public at Town Hall, address
stated above. On the date above, mentioned, all interested
parties may appear and be heard with respect to this pro-
posed ordinance, which is titled as follows:

An ordinance of the Town of Glen St.
Mary providing for a rezoning request by
Tropical Equipment for the following prop-
erties: Block 3 lots 1, 3 through 12 from
Low Density Residential to General Com-
mercial and Lot 2 from Medium Density to
General Commercial.

Persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any de-
cision made at this meeting/hearing, they will need a record
of the proceedings, and for such purpose, they may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.

Any person with a disability requiring reasonable accom-
modation in order to participate in this meeting should call
(904) 259-3777 or fax a written request to (904) 259-
5464. If you are hearing impaired and require the services
of an interpreter, please call at least one week prior to. the
meeting and the Town will arrange to provide that service
for you.

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2500+students have used LCCC's Maccenny center
Lake City Community College announced on March 7 the five-year anniversary of its Baker Center on US 90 next to Hagan Ace
Hardware, and that it renewed a lease to remain here another five years. The college also said more than 2500 local students have taken
251 credit and non-credit courses there since the center opened, most of them after work hours. The students in this photo are taking an
English II course in the "distance learning" format, which means the instructor is brought in "real time" from another campus, usually
LCCC just east of Lake City. Other classes have teachers in the traditional format. For more information on how to enroll at the communi-
ty college, and which classes are available at the Macclenny location, call 259-9982 during working hours.

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday. March 17. 2005 PAGE SIX-B


To place, correct or cancel an ad by phone,
call 904-259-2400

DEADLINE: Placement, correction or cancellation of ads may be phoned
in anytime before Monday at 4 p.m. for publication on Thursday.


Line Ads:
/ 15 words for $4.50
e *Bb 25c each add'l word

SService Ads:
15 words for $6.00
25c each add'l word

Classified ads and notices must be paid in
advance, and be in our office no later than 4:30 pm
the Monday preceding publication, unless other-
wise arranged in advance. Ads can be mailed pro-
vided they are accompanied by payment and
instructions. They should be mailed to: Classified
Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O. Box 598, Mac-
clenny, FL 32063. We cannot assume responsibility
for accuracy of ads or notices given over the tele-
phone. Liability for errors in all advertising will be
limited to the first publication only. If after that
time, the ad continues to run without notification of
error by the person or agency for whom it was pub-
lished, then that party assumes full payment re-
sponsibility. The Baker County Press reserves the
right to refuse advertising or any other material
which in the opinion of the publisher does not meet
standards of publication.

Good used appliances, 90 day money
back guarantee. 266-4717.
The Franklin Mercantile is now open
for winter, Friday and Saturdays, 10:00
am-5:00 pm, at the railroad track in
Glen. 259-6040. Ya'll come!

Oils, acrylics, water colors, ca
drawing pads and much more!
fice Mart, 110 S. Fifth StreE

Antique bookcases, stack of 4 with
glass doors, walnut. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
Plants. azaleas 1 gal., $1.50, 3 gal.,
$3.50; pompas grass 3 gal., $4.50;
border grass 1 gal., $1.25; daylillies 1
gal., $2; Schillings 1 gal., $2; crepe
myrtle 3 gal., $6; dogwood trees 3 gal.,
3'-5' high, $5; bridal wreath, $4; climb-
ing roses, thornless, 3 gal., $6. 275-
3221. 3/17c
Beautiful mahogany twin headboard,
footboard and rails, $295; pair of twin
headboards, footboards and rails,
$295. Mahogany chest. Southern
Charm 259-4140. 12/9tfc
Diesel generator, 7500 watt; diesel
generator, 5500 watt; dual tank air
compressor, 5.5 HP, 8 gal. tank; pres-
sure washer, 2200 psi; all new. 259-
3183 or cell 904-923-2888. 3/17p


Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; small
china cabinet with fluted legs, beautiful
piece; half round foyer console. All
pieces are mahogany wood. Southern
Charm. 259-4140. 2/3tfc
Dial and sew sewing machine in cabi-
net, $100. 275-2748; 8 piece Pearl
drum set, like new, $850. 275-2442 af-
ter 5:00 pm. 3/17p
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
1993 Jayco by Skyline 26' travel
trailer, good condition, awning, $5200.
259-3457 or 509-7649. 3/17p
Early 1920 camel back sofa, excellent
condition, $895.Southern Charm 259-
4140. 12/9tfc
Two prom dresses. 259-5965. 3/17p
Mahogany fold down table, unique,
$595; side tables and much more.
Southern Charm 259-4140. 12/9tfc
Washer and dryer, $75 each, good
condition. 904-509-9815. 3/17p

2/17tfc Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
canvases, china cabinet, buffet, large table with 4
The Of- chairs, all mahogany, can be seen at
at 259- Southern Charm. 259-4140. 12/9tfc

Large chest freezer $200; brand new
electric wheelchair and scooter $600
for both. 259-4843. 3/17p
16' aluminum MirroCraft boat, 20 HP
Evinrude motor, aluminum trailer and
stuff, $2500. Call Billy at 259-8257.
Twin bed with bookcase headboard
$60; 6 drawer wood dresser with large
mirror $75; sage and cream couch with
stripes $75. 653-1061 or cell 370-
0736. 3/17c
If you are interested in staying home
and making money and getting all these
free dental, vision, prescriptions and
chiropractic or if you just want to save
money, up to 80% on the dental plan,
you can pay $11.95 single, $19.95 fam-
ily, per month and get the other 3 plans
free. Either way you save up to 80% on
all your dental needs. If interested,
please call Betty Ann at 275-4202. 3/17p

2003 Ford F150 King Ranch, ex-
tended cab, SWB, -black with tan
leather, 4x4, 36,000 miles, factory ex-
tended warranty to 75,000 miles,
loaded, $21,950. 707-8649. 2/1 Otfc
2002 Ford F150 XLT, 4x4, excellent
condition, low miles, new tires. 259-
4580 work or 259-3844 home, ask for
Cliff. 3/10-17p
1997 Mercury Cougar XR7, power
windows and locks, automatic, white,
A/C, radio and CD, extra clean, $3695
cash OBO. 259-2253. 3/10-17p
1990 Chevy K-5 Blazer 4x4, fully
loaded, low miles, new engine, lots
more, $4800. 259-4727. 3/17p
1996 Chevy S10 extended cab pickup,
2WD, all power, 5 speed manual trans-
mission, asking $4500. 813-3405.
1999 Toyota Tacoma Xtracab, 4x4,
V6, high miles, good condition, $8500.
259-6077 or 334-4987. 3/17p
2000 Z71 Silverado, maroon, 116,000
miles, loaded, $9000. 259-4690. 3/17p
1990 Ford Festiva, needs alternator,
$500 OBO. 226-3589 or 259-6714.
1991 Nissan Pathfinder, $4000 OBO
or trade for ATV of equal value. 275-
2708. 3/17p

1996 Dodge Intrepid, good t
tion, $1500 OBO. 259-636
342-0524 cell.
1986 Toyota, very clean, lo
runs, $600. 921-266-1641.
2002 Silverado 2500 HD
cab, 2x4, 36,000 miles, $18,
Fleetwood Mallard'5th whee
slide, $11,000. 259-2636.
2000 Cavalier, 2 door, a n
one with factory, mags and C
only $4500. 571-0913.
1992 Lumina Z34 coupe, ne
work, automatic, air, power v
cylinder, 3.4L, runs great, $;
OBO, fast car. 259-2253.

1993 Chevy Beretta, 1990 Toyota
Corolla. Call Terry at 653-1656 or 591-
2916 cell. 3/17p
1998 Chevrolet, 4.3, V6, 139,000
miles, $3500. 591-5300 or 259-6711.

Whoever gave Bob Burnsed $1000
retainer on property, please call 259-
3747. 3/17c
Horse Gate Trail boarding stables..
pony-moonwalk parties. Birthdays,
teams, clubs, daycares, churches,
special events. Glen St. Mary. 259-
2465. 2/24-4/28p
12% paid on your money secured by
real estate. 904-214-9804. 3/10-17p
A'Donna Jackson's Income Tax Ser-
vice, low prices for quality work, elec-
tronic filing receive payment in less
than 10 days. Call 759-0884 (Glen St.
Mary). 2/24-3/31 p
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-7968.
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in
good condition. Call Karin at Southern
Charm 259-4140. 2/13tfc
Tree trimming removal and clean up.
Licensed and insured. 259-7968.

34 or 352-
3/17-24c Notice to readers:
)oks good, The newspaper often publishes classified
3/17c advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
weight loss products, health products.
extended While the newspaper uses reasonable dis-
000; 2000 creation in deciding on publication of such
al, 23' with ads, it takes no responsibility as to the truth-
3/17p fulness of claims. Respondents should use
ice sporty caution and common sense before sending
cD'player, any mo6ihfor rrnia'iibt6her' commlmenis
3/17p i based on statements and/or promises; de-
mand specifics in writing. You can also call
teds some the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-
/indows, 6 FTC-HELP to find out how to spot fraudu-
2695 cash lent solicitations. Remember: if it sounds
too good to be true, it probably is.
3/17-24p The Baker County Press

Friday 8:00 am-3:00 pm, 121

Saturday 8:00 am-?,

N. at cooler, 5 miles on left. 8743 S. Ben Rowe Cir-
Lots of things, gas stove, I cle off Woodlawn Rd.
table. g AsGE' Floral couch, loveseat
Friday only 8:00 am- and chair, like new, $250;
?, 582 N. Blvd E., YItOSA microwave, women and
Macclenny. Furniture, A men's clothing, baby
decor, clothes, TAS boy clothes sizes 0-6
shoes, kitchen acces- months, a little of
series, lawn mower, everything.
outside table with 6 Saturday 8:00 am-:
chairs, sports equipment. 1:00 pm, 3/2 miles from 90
SFriday & Saturday 9:00 am-2:00 on 23A, Macclenny. Baby clothes,
pm, Tom Wilkerson to 5222 Violet stroller/car.seat, swing, home
Lane. decor.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, St. Saturday 8:00 am-?, Hwy 90 As-
Mary's River Circle W. off Hwy 90. sembly of God, Baldwin. Prom
Prom dresses, wedding dress, dress, baby clothes, dishes. Multi
clothes, toys, some baby items, family.
much more. Multi family. Saturday 7:00 am-?, 4250 Dog-
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, wood St. Prom dresses, clothes,
121 S. before state hospital. Huge furniture, washing machine,
3 families, dishes, freezer.
Saturday 9:00 am-2:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 1294
13334 N CR 23A (Lowder). Copper Creek Dr. 3 families. Rain
Women's clothes 12-14, men's cancels.
coats 46R, decorations, china Saturday 8:00 am-?, 125 N. just
cabinet, bar stools, TVs, table and before Bob Burnsed Rd., 2/2 miles
chairs, electric wheelchair, books, off Hwy. 90.
paintings. 259-9742. Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 5174 :
Moving/garage sale. Violet Lane off Fay Rd. across
Saturday 7:00 am-?, 8222 from new elementary school. Lots
Robert E. Lee Lane off Woodlawn of everything. Gaint sale.
Rd. Ladies' dresses, jeans, shoes, Saturday 8:00 am-noon, 4120
men's clothes, bric-a-brac, bed- Live Oak Lane, Macclenny II.
ding, furniture, misc.

Excellent opportunity for a motivat- Lumber graders needed. Pay $12.74
ed, qualified person in Baker and sur- to $14.52. An EEO and drug free es-
rounding counties. Experience in sales tablished company. We offer.401 K,,,
helpful, good PT job with full !tme po-.; health dental insurance, pq hQidays
tental. Reply with resume anadr-ei-- and vacation. Apply in person at
erences to P.O. Box 598, Macclenny, Gilman Building Products, CR 218 in
FL 32063. 2/10tfc Maxville, FL. or fax resume to Tamara
Needed experienced sheet metal at 904-289-7736. 3/3-24c

roofers with driver's license. Call Darryl
904-251-5804 or after 7:00 pm 259-
3757. 3/10-4/7p

Experienced A/C and duct installers
and helpers, must have transportation.
259-8038. 2/24-3/17p

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We service:
Refrigerators washers dryers
Ranges microwaves dishwashers
Window A/Cs
Finish grading ~ Dirt leveling
Mowing Culverts
Slag driveways
Licensed & Insured
Tree removal Light hauling
Stump removal
We haul or buy junk
cars & trucks
We sell horses
Licensed Insured
Free estimates
24 hour service
Call Danny
Jesus is the Only Way
Looking for new clients
Affordable rates
Lawn care & light tree work
Dale Hodges, Jr.

Water softeners Iron filters
Sales Rentals Service
Total water softener supplies
Salt delivery
Financing available -
797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny
Through March 31, 10%discount
for retirees & senior citizens
Pressure washing
Businesses & Residentials
Walks Drives Parking lots
Exterior structures
Residential irrigation
Box blade Sod
Free estimates
904-338-7657 cell
Ask for John or Chuck
So many options!
See our catalogs at
The Office Mart
110 South 5th Street

Custom house plans
to your specifications
Qualified Good references

Free estimates
Work guaranteed
571-9433 cell
Ask for Bernice or Larry
Lawn Tractor Backhoe
Tom Rhoden

Breakdown, move & se
Licensed, bonded & ins

No mobile work
259-3706 or 219-9



Specializing in residential homes
Licensed & Insured
904-838-2389 cell
259-5706 evenings

Since 1963
Residential & Commercial
Pest control
Lawn & Shrub care
Termite protection
31p Damage repair guarantees
Free estimates Call today!
Sentricon Colony
Elimination System

We do Barb wire
Field fence
Board fence

Trim limbs or remove entire tree
3/1-31p Fast & courteous service
E Licensed & insured
RK. Free estimates
259-9018 or710-5011
)515 3/10-17p


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Your plans or our plans
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I can do all...
including tractor work
Call for fast, free estimates

Sand ~ Field dirt ~ Slag hauled
904-445-8836 days
904-653-2493 evenings

In-ground pools available
We sell & install
DOUGHBOY above-gtound pools
Service Renovations Cleaning
Repairs Chemicals Parts
698-E West Macclenny Ave.
(next to Raynor's Pharmacy)
Spring & Summer hours:
Monday Friday
10 am 6 pm
Saturday 10 am 5 pm
(CPC 053903) 9/2tfc
Haul anything Clean up anything
.Reasonable & courteous service
Free estimates
Move & set up
Licensed, insured & bonded
Dozer work
2" & 4" wells
Roger Raulerson

Engineered trusses for your new
Home Barn Shed Etc.
Free estimates

Free estimates
CCC046197 5/27tfc
All types of pest control
Call Eston, Shannon, Bryan,
Bill or Philip
Beverly Monds Owner

*Great quality work*
*Local references*
Josh Parsons
Air conditioners Heat pumps *
Major appliances *
24 hour, 7 day emergency service!
Call Vince Farnesi, Owner-Operator
New roofs Roof repairs
Roof replacement
Free estimates

Septic tanks, tractor work.
New systems, Repairs,
Sump pumps, Culverts,
Slag hauled & spread

PC repair Upgrades ~ Websites
Tutoring & more
Housecalls available

Culverts Installed
Tim Johnson
Garbage pickup for Baker County
Kent Kirkland, Owner/Olierator
After-hours computer repair
Networking, training,
graphic design & writing
Call Cheryl
Oils, acrylics, watercolors, canvases,
drawing pads & much more!
110 South Fifth Street


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Meridian Behavorial Healthcare, Inc. Window replacement specialist/car-
is seeking applications for the following penter and roofer. 591-2791. 2/3tfc
positions: counselor II FT Lake City; Now Hiring! Drivers, class A-CDL re-
counselor III FT Lake City; counselor quired, laborers and foremen for com-
IV/senior clinician outpatient pany specializing in erosion control.
adults/children, FT Gainesville, Lake Please fax resume to 275-3292 or call
City, Jasper, Lake City and Starke; add 904-275-4960. EOE. 2/24-3/17p
specialist MIST and adult programs,
FT/PT Gainesville and PRN Lake City; Truck drivers needed. No experience
children's welfare supervisor FT necessary. Company provided CDL
Starke; adult case manager FT training. Earn $600+ per week. Great
Starke; adult case manager FT 866-374-0764.
Gainesville; emergency services in- benefits. Call AMG 866-374-0764.
take evaluator FT Gainesville, Lake 2/24-3/17p
City; program director, acute care FT Truck mechanic, 5 years experience,
Gainesville; senior client relations spe- must have own tools, clean driving
cialist PT.Lake City; comp assessor record, benefits offered, Maxville. 289-
PRN Gainesville and Lake City; staff 7000. Drug free workplace. 3/17-24c
psychiatrist FT Gainesville, RN FT Two hairdressers needed. Top Notch
Gainesville and Lake City; LPN Salon. 259-2805. 3/17-24p
FT/PRN Gainesville and Lake City; Full time medical assistant, front and
psych tech PRN Gainesville and Lake back assistance, Microsoft experience
City; family support worker FT a plus. 904-294-1017 or fax resume to
Gainesville; driver FT Gainesville. Ex- 259-7890. 3/17-4/7c
cellent benefits. For details visit
www,meridian-healthcare.org or call Looking for lawn maintenance
352-374-5600 ext. 8277. Send re- helpers, must have class D license.
sumes to Meridian Behavorial Health- Apply if serious, by appointment. 259-
care, Inc., Human Resources, 4300 1926. 3/17p
SW 13th St., Gainesville, FL 32608, Experienced cooks needed. Apply in
fax 352-374-5608, e-mail jobs@mb- person at Ronie's Food, US 90, Glen
hci.org, Attn: refer to Sun Ad. EOE, St. Mary. 3/17c
DFWP. 3/17c Full time press helper, some experi-

Whitfield's Custom Landscapes
needs two dependable.lawn mainte-
nance-employees. Need to have own
transportation, starts $7 per hour. 259-
3084. 3/10-31 c
Utility/laborers needed. Pay $9.29 to
$10.26 after 6 months. An EEO and
drug free established company. We of-
fer 401K, health/dental insurance, paid
holidays and vacations. Apply in per-
son at Gilman Building Products, CR
218 in Maxville, FL. or fax resume to
Tamara at 904-289-7736. 3/3-24c
Forklift operator needed. Pay
$11.18/hour. An EEO and drug free
established company. We offer 401K,
health/dental insurance, paid holidays
and vacations. Apply in person at
Gilman Building Products, CR 218 in
Maxville, FL. or fax resume to Tamara
at 904-289-7736. 3/3-24c
Drive: short haul. Three immediate
openings. Home every night and
weekend guaranteed. Average $700-
$1000 week, CDL-A required, Jack-
sonville, FL terminal. 1-877-428-5627
www.ctdrivers.com. 3/17c
New River Solid Waste Association is
seeking qualified applicants for a per-
manent part-time scale operator. Will
be responsible for operating computer-
ized scale system, collecting fees and
keeping accurate records of all trans-
actions. Must be a high school gradu-
ate with two years qf experience in
similar work. Must be willing to work a
flexible schedule with some weekends
and holidays. Starting salary will be $9
per hour for 20-30 hours per week. Ap-
plications can be picked up at the New
River Regional Landfill on SR 121, just
north of Raiford, FL. Deadline for appli-
cations will be March 25, 2005. For fur-
ther information, call 386-431-1000.
New River Solid Waste is a drug free.
workplace; drug testing will be re-
quired. EOE. 3/10-17c
Ray's Nursery, Inc. is now taking ap-
plications for truck drivers- Must have
Class A-CDL. Apply in person at the
office, Monday-Friday, 8:30-9:00 am.
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools. 259-5877. 12/30tfc
Ray's Nursery has openings for 2
weedeaters. Call 259-3740. 1/20tfc
Hair stylist and nail technician
needed, booth rent or commissions.
Call Malissa at Artisan's 259-8169.
Local home health care agency seek-
ing PRN registered nurse for local and
surrounding areas. Call 259-3111 for
details. 2/24tfc
Pier 6 Seafood now accepting appli-
cations for all positions. 259-6123.
2/24-3/31 c

Human Resources
Rt. 19 Box 1030
Lake City, FL

Secretarial work within the Allied Health
Programs performing typing, filing, and
assisting Chairperson of Allied Health
Programs and. Coordinator of Nursing
Programs with administrative details.
Proficient in Word, ixcel and Microsoft
Outlook. Requires high school diploma or
its equivalent plus three years secretarial
or clerical experience. Special considera-
tion will be' given to applicants with an
Associate Degree or certificate in a relat-
ed area.
Salary $21,612.00 annually
plus benefits.
Review of applications will begin
Human Resources Development
Lake City Community College
149 S.E. College Place
Information: (386) 754-4314;
Fax (386) 754-4594
e-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
Application available on Web:
w lw lakeClty cc.fl.us.
VP'ADA/EA/FO College in Education and Employment

ence helpful. Apply in person at Florida
Crown Printing, 646 US 301 S,
Maxville, or fax resume to 289-9102.
Physical therapist needed for rehabil-
itation department at Macclenny Nurs-
ing and Rehab. Facility specializes in
neuro recovery, orthopedic rehab and
other extensive rehab programs. Rate
of pay range $35-$37 per hour based
on experience, great benefits and work
environment. Fax resume to 259-5381
Attn: Rebecca Matheny, administrator.
Two truck operators needed, clean
DMV, 21 years of age. Must apply in
person at Higginbotham's Towing and
Recovery, Inc., 7611 W. Mt. Vernon
St., Glen St. Mary. 3/17c
Billing clerk/scheduler. The Baker
County Council on Aging has the posi-
tion of Billing Clerk/Scheduler open in
the Transportation Dept. Some duties
include invoicing for trips provided and
preparing trip manifest. Please submit
applications to Tonnie Blakely,BC-
COA, 101 E. Macclenny Ave., Mac-
clenn FL32063., 3/17c

Dogs; all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
Chihuahua puppies, $75, ready in
three weeks. Call 259-3555 ask for
Mary. 3/17p
6 year old gelding horse, all tack in-
cluded, excellent pleasure horse, 15
hands high. 259-2563. 3/17tfc

Underpriced! 3 BR, 1'/2 BA, great
neighborhood, very large fenced back
yard, attached 1 car garage, $90,000.
904-725-4814. 3/17c

John William'
Plumbing, Inc.,
is looking for experienced
plumbers and helpers. Must
have experience in the
plumbing field. Need to have
valid driver's licenseand be
dependable. Competitive
salary. Benefits available. All
applicants subject to
background check and drug
testing. Previous employees
need not apply.
Apply in penon a
109 S. Colles SJ.

Kingsley Lake home, 2 story, 2032 sq.
ft., 1.6 acres, dock, boathouse and lift,
$595,000. 904-533-2615. 3/10-17p
5 BR, 3 BA, 3400 sq. ft. on 1 acre,
brick, $295,000. 591-2791. 2/3tfc
3 BR, 2'/2 BA brick home, formal living
room and dining room, formal foyer
with marble floors, large master BR
with huge bath and walk-in closet, fam-
ily room with fireplace (antique mantle)
and built-in book shelves, eat-in, fully
equipped kitchen, extra room for office
or 4th BR, bi-level deck with hot tub, 2
car garage, extra basement storage, '/2
acre lot in Whispering Pines Subdivi-
sion. For sale by owner. Price Re-
duced!! Contact 259-7088 for appoint-
ment. 3/3-24p
3 BR, 2 BA brick home in Macclenny,
1614 sq. ft. heated, large living room
with vaulted ceiling, large master BR,
22x20 screen porch with brick knee
walls, tongue and groove inside,
$154,000. 259-5296 by appointment
please. 3/10-17p
New 3 BR, 2 BA house, bonus room,
2300 sq. ft. livable, many extras, will be
show piece, natural wooded lot in city,
completed in May. 259-8128.
10 acre wooded tract, Leon Dopson
Rd with road frontage, Sanderson.
$60,000. 904-260-3801. 3/17-3/24p
Like new, 3 BR, 2 BA small dou-
blewide on '/2 acre lot, Barber Subdivi-
sion, near site of new Wal-Mart, many
extras, $85,000. 219-0480. 3/17p

Smoky Mountain cabin with trout
stream near Cherokee, NC, Dollywood
and Maggie Valley, $325 per week.
386-752-0013. 2/10-3/31

16x80 singlewide, 2 BR, 2 BA, 2'/2
acres on Hwy 185 toward Moniac,
$650 per month plus deposit. 904-338-
1508. 3/17p
Furnished, 1 BR upstairs apartment
with private downtown parking, $400
per month, 1st and last month, $50 util-
ity deposit and $50 cleanup deposit,
pre-payment, references required.
259-6518. 2/1 7tfc
2 BR mobile Iome, $300 per month,
S$300 deposit, no pets, references. Call
after 7:00 pm 259-0569. 3/17-4/7p
2 BA, 1 BA apartment in Glen, tile
throughout, $550 per month, $550 de-
posit. 259-2645. 3/17p
3 BR, 2 BA house, large fenced back
yard, $850 per month, $500 deposit,
no pets or smoking. 813-5558. 3/17p
2 BR mobile home inside city limits, no
pets, $400 per month. 259-6008 or af-
ter 3:00 pm 259-3671. 3/17c
3 BR, 1'/2 BA, great neighborhood,
very large fenced back yard, attached
1 car garage, $700 per month, 1st and
last. month's rent plus $700 security.
904-725-4814. 3/17c
Office for rent with warehouse space
'if needed, just remodeled;,all new, in
Glen, $750 per month includes water
and sewer. Call for appointment. 259-
5327. 3/17p

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, March 17, 2005 Page Seven-B

Tumbling All-Stars capture national title in Orlando
The Baker County All-Stars competed with four other teams in Orlando last weekend and emerged with the title of National Youth
Champions in the large intermediate division. The team impressed judges with six stunt pyramids, old-school hip-hop dancing and a tum-
bling routine with full-squad handsprings and other difficult maneuvers. Other local teams coached by Melinda Lewis also competed at the
event, including the juniors who placed 2nd, minis with a third place and Pee-Wee with fifth place. Pictured above from the championship
team are (back row) Baylee Barber, Haley Taylor, Katie Lewis, Savannah Knabb, Brooklyn Bennett, Chelsea Crews, Rebecca Rhynehardt,
Kasey Yarborough, Niki James, (middle) Ashleigh Rafuse, Amber Boney, Myriah Lane, Anthony Shoeman, Morissa Taylor, Ashlyn Kerce,
Chris Apromollo, Brooke Roberts, Alicia Combs, Erin Franks, Brittani Sapp, Chelsea Higginbotham, Jena Gross, Hannah Schaper and

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Glen. 259-6735. 9/23tfc
Mobile homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-
860-4604 or 259-6156. 3/17tfc
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Save $8K. 2004 Merit, 3 BR, 2 BA,
1500 sq. ft., all upgrades, appliances,
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Great starter home or rental.
Doublewide on 2.5 acres, 3 BR, 2
BA, 960 sq. ft., zoned agriculture
(bring your horses). Located on
paved CR 125 north of Glen St.
Mary. Affordably priced at
Deep Water- 60 beautiful acres
on the St. Mary's River. Many native
palm trees. This unique property was
once a deep water port for sailing
ships. Secluded withsits own private
road. Located next to the world
famous White Oak Plantation in
Nassau County. If you are looking
for a private estate site, this is it.
Shown to qualified buyers by appt.
only. Priced at $3,500,000
Nice Building Lot- 1.05 acre in
Oakridge (Off of Bob Burnsed Rd.)
No s ~~ l rartially
clel, Contract Pendingild on.
Re only.
High and dry with some trees.
Priced at $29,900

Convenient to Gainesville or Lake
City- Immaculate 1489 sq. ft., 3
BR, 2 BA doublewide recently
refurbished. hardwood floors, dry-
wall .early
new dLS L ., new
roof J deck.
Nice 3 acre lot with creek on the
back. Located on SW 57th Trail in
Union County. $92,500 Reduced
to $88,900
Land- Located in Lancaster Glen
4'/2 miles west of Macclenny. Easy
access to US Hwy: 90 and L-10.
Lot #1- 11.74 acres $76,310
Lot #6- 10.01 acres $65,000
Lot #13- 10 acres $45,000
Lot #15- 10 acres $65,000
Lot #21- 25.42 acres $101,680
13.5 Acres Located on paved road
in Glen St. Mary, zoned agricultural
7.5. Bring your horses and mobile
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Mobile Home Park- 5 sin-
glewide mobile homes, each on a
75x125 lot plus one 75x125 rental
lot. P g per
month Conrat *dn sed.
100% occupied. All lots have nice
shade trees. Located near schools in
Hilliard (Nassau Cty.) Priced to sell
at $150,000 No owner financing.
2 Bedroom Home on US 90
in Baldwin. Good investment
property or starter home. priced
for quick sale $42,000.
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath doublewide
mobile home. Lot is over 1 acre.
Located on Yellow Water Rd. in
Duval County. Must see to appreci-
ate. $82,000 Reduced to $77,500
Lot on Little St. Mary's River,
conveniently located between
Glen St. Mary and Macclenny.
This heavenly wooded lot is
restricted to site built homes only.
3/4 acre + priced at $34,000.

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, March 17, 2005 Page Eight-B

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S. nd i':,: Ladies...some of the students who will appear in Grease: (front) Gil Ravan and Jacob Cranford, (middle) Dylan
era, .., '.;.: .n, Jessica Crews, Lyndsie Sweeney,\ Chris Davis, (back) Gentri Billotle and Paul Talbert.

Entertainment Editor
Grease is the word! It has been
over a decade since BCHS last
produced Grease, but it remains
one of the most popular shows
ever presented at the high school.
The drama department's new
production of Grease opens this
Thursday and runs for two week-
ends. This week, times are Thurs-
day, Friday and Saturday at 7:30
pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Next
week, the show runs Thursday and
Friday at 7:30 pm with a dinner
theatre by reservation only on Sat-
Grease is the most popular
movie musical of all time, and the
drama department's production
has all the fun songs as dances to
take you back to.the era of the fab-
ulous fifties.
Danny, Sandy, the Greasers and
Pink Ladies are all on hand with
songs like Summer Lovin',
Greased Lightning, Look at Me
I'm Sandra Dee, You're the One
That I Want, Sandy, and Born to
Hand Jive.

Sophomore Dylan Gerard is
Danny Zuko and junior Whitney
Johnson is the prim and proper
Sandy. Gentri Billotte and Paul
Talbert are Rizzo and Kenicke,
while Gil Raven, Chris Davis and
Jacob Cranford are the Greasers.
Addie Recinella, Jessica Crews
and Lyndsie Sweeney are the Pink
Ladies. Sarah Griffis is Miss
Lynch, April Anderson is cheer-
leader Patty Simcox, Stephanie
Rhoden is Cha Cha, and Josey
Crews is Eugene. Daniel Wilbanks
and Errick Fryer play radio disc
jockey Vince Fontaine and rocker
Johnny Casino.
Other cast members include
Spencer Norman-Gerard, Chelsea
Davis, Erika Kosier, Jamie Brook-
ens, Jessica Combs, Melanee
Boyd, Haley Thorn, Bryan Mur-
phy, Cassie Adams, Cyler Craig
and Alex Gotay.
Tickets are $5 and are on sale at
the door. There-will be a dinner
theatre on Saturday, March 26 at 2
pm and 7:30 pm. Dinner theatre is
$20 per person and reservations
must be made be calling 259-

for the week of
March 21-25
MONDAY: Super bun with milk and juice.
TUESDAY: Sausage biscuit with milk and
SWEDNESDAY: Cereal and toast with milk
and juice.
THURSDAY: Cinnamon toast with milk and
FRIDAY: No school.
MONDAY: Chicken patty sandwich or slop-
py joe, choice of two: potato rounds, lettuce and
tomato slice, pineapple and milk.
TUESDAY: Cheese pizza or roast pork slice
with rice, gravy and cornbread, choice of two:
green beans, salad, fruit and milk.
WEDNESDAY: Veggie beef soup or peanut
butter and jelly sandwich or pork nibblers, choice
of two: corn, greens, fruit and milk.
THURSDAY: BBQ pork sandwich or turkey
pot pie with biscuit, choiceof two: broccoli, cu-
cumbers, pineapple with cookie and milk.
FRIDAY: No school.


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Oriental Rug, ; Corrective
S Cleaning Cleaning at 22-
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Program for those
whofailed FCATS
Now is the time for BCHS sen-
iors from 2003-2004 who did not
pass the FCAT to take advantage
of the 12th grade Options Student
Incentive Program.
The program ends June 29.
Classes will be held at BCHS
Monday and Wednesday nights
from 6:30-9:00 pm.
The program will be open dur-
ing spring break, March 28 and 30.
Individuals may enter the program
and prepare for a special GED
testing with half of the fee paid by
grant money. For more infor-
mation, call Garlon Webb at 259-

The following activities are
A scheduled in Baker County
schools for the weeks of March
21-April 1. This listing may be
C incomplete and subject to
change without notice.
I -March.21: District Wide-
2 School board meeting at Olustee
3 Volunteer Fire Dept. at 6:30 pm.
BCHS- Family Career and Com-
munity Leaders of America (FC-
SCLA) trip to Savannah. Dance
drill tryout, mandatory parent
8 meeting in the auditorium at
C 7:00 pm. CPT testing in the ca-
S feteria at 7:45 am.
1 March 23: BCHS- Blue
Cross awards luncheon, Moroc-
2 co Temple. WE- Spring pic-
3 tures. .
*March 24: BCHS- Drama
presents Grease in the auditori-
S um at 7:30 pm. KIS- Student
8 talent show. WE- Spring pic-
C tures.
*March 25: District Wide-
School holiday. BCHS- Drama
1 presents Grease in the auditori-
S um at 2:00 and 7:30 pm.
3 -March 26: BCHS- Drama
presents Grease in the auditori-
um at 2:00 and 7:30 pm
A *March 28-April 1: District
S Wide- Spring Break.

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, March 17, 2005 Page Nine-B

Kids cancer scholarships

Children and adolescents diag-
nosed with cancer are often forced
to put their hopes of attending col-
lege on hold because of depleted
family resources and hardship.
Through the American Cancer So-
ciety Reach Out to Cancer Kids
(ROCK) College Scholarship Pro-
gram, the dream of college can be-
come a reality.
To be eligible, applicants must
have had a cancer diagnosis before
age 21; be a legal resident of Flori-
da; be under the age of 21 at the
time of application; and plan to at-
tend a college or university in
Florida (consideration will be giv-
en to students pursing an educa-
tion in regionally accredited voca-
tional technical schools). The
scholarships provide $2000 per
year in tuition assistance and may
provide an additional $300 text-
book allowance. Awards are based
on financial need, academic schol-
arship, leadership and community
Information can be found on
www.cancer.org under the "This
Month" section. Eligible high
school seniors or high school grad-


Don't go it alone
The Baker County
Cancer Support Group
First Tuesday of month
7:00 pm
Baker County Health Department

uates can request an application by
contacting Marilyn Westley at
800-444-1410 ext. 405. Students
must submit completed applica-
tions by April 11.

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The Baker County District School Board will
hold the following public hearing on Monday,
March 21, 2005, at 6:30 pm in theOlustee Volun-
teer Fire Department located at Highway 90,
Olustee, Florida:
Approval of these changes/deletions/addi-
tions to School Board policies:
Delete 8.280 (Change Orders)
Replace 8.280 with 8/271 (Change Orders)
Delete 6.310 (Terminal Sick Leave)
Replace 6.310 with 6.32 (Terminal Sick
These documents are available for review in
the office of the superintendent between the
hours of 8:00 am and 3:30 pm, Monday through
The public is invited and encouraged to at-
Paula T. Barton
Superintendent of Schools

Ed Lester gives this, his notice of disposition
of abandoned property pursuant to 705.103,
Florida Statutes and does intend to keep the
property for private use and seeks title from the
Department of Motor Vehicles.
The owner of the vehicle is Michael Travis
Reed, last known address 6423 South County
Road 229, Glen St. Mary, Florida 32040.
The lien holder is Union Planters Bank, locat-
ed at P.O. Box 2200, Paducah, KY 42002.
The vehicle is a 1996 travel trailer/recreational
vehicle bearing identification number 1TC2B-
Ed Lester has a claim for $4,000.00 for stor-
age charges at $2,000.00 per year.
This vehicle may be obtained by paying di-
rectly to Ed Lester the total amount of $4,000 or
alternatively proceeding in County Court of the
Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County,
We the undersigned, being duly sworn, do
hereby declare under oath that the names of all
persons interested in the business or profession
carried on under the name of Royal Palms
whose principle place of business is: PO Box 7,
Sanderson, FL 32087 rnd inr- ,l,-r,l :1f ine river
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I the undersigned, being duly sworn, do here-
by declare under oath that the names of all per-
sons interested in the business or profession car-
ried on under the name of Nuts & Bolts Con-
struction Services whose principle place of busi-
ness is: 8173 Hunter's Ridge S., Glen St. Mary,
FL 32040 and the extent of the interest of each is
as follows:
Johnnie L. Paulus owner
Johnnie L. Paulus
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 17th
day of February, 2005.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Courts
Baker County, Florida
By Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk

Project: Baker County FEMA Bridge and Ero-
sion Repairs. Project #: 04100-667-01
Owner: Baker County Board of Commissioners,
55 North Third Street, Macclenny, FL 32063
Engineer: Darabi and Associates, Inc., 730 NE
Waldo Road, Building A, Gainesville, FL
32641. Telephone: (352) 376-6533.
1.0 Work Description
The projects are located in Baker County,
Florida, and consist of bridge erosion repairs,
channel debris removal, embankment restoration
and protection. Refer to FEMA Project Work-
sheets, and details at the end of the technical
specifications for the proposed improvements, lo-
cations and additional agency information.
All work shall be in accordance with the spec-.
ifications and contract documents. A contract will
be awarded based on Lump Sum prices.
2.0 Receipt df Bids
All Bidders shall be roadway contractors pre-
qualified with the Florida Department of Transpor-
tation in Tallahassee, Fla.
Bidding and contract documents may be ex-
amined at the Baker County Board of Commis-
sioners Office.
Copies of the documents may be obtained at
Engineer's office for $100.00 dollars per set;
which constitutes the cost for reproduction and
handling. Checks shall be payable to Engineer.
Payment i? non-refundable
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CASE NO.: 02-2005-DR-81
Notice of Action
TO: Todd C. Register
Last Known Address: 328 Cedar Creek
Farms Road
Glen St. Mary, FL 32040
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a petition for disso-
lution of marriage has been filed. You are requir-
ed to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any,
to the action on the wife's attorney, whose name
and address are Hugh D. Fish, Jr., at P.O. Box
531, Macclenny, FL 32063 on or before April 11,
2005, and file the original with the clerk of court
either before service on the petitioner's attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise a final judge-
ment of dissolution of marriage will be entered to
the relief demanded in the petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this court on
this 8th day of March, 2005.
Al Fraser
As Clerk, Circuit Courts
By: Sherri Dugger
As Deputy Clerk
Hugh D. Fish Jr.
PO Box 531
Macclenny, FL 32063

CASE NO.: 02-05-0030-CA
PATRICIA L. FISH, trustee of the Benjamin F
Fish Revocable Living Trust U/A dated August 9,
2001 and PATRICIA L. FISH, trustee of the Patri-
cia L. Fish Trust Revocable Living Trust U/A dated
August 9, 2001,
and any UNKNOWN TENANTS living at the
rental property located at 17866 John Allen Rd.,
Glen St. Mary, FL 32040.
complaint of foreclosure has been filed on the fol-
lowing described property:
Lot 16, Alien Lands a subdivision as
recorded in Plat Book 2, pages 58-58A of the
public records of Baker County. Florida.
Together with: 1984 SWMH
Together with- 1983 SWMH
i.Du are' require-d Ito serve a -copy ol your writ
ien deilere. ii arq,. lo he c'lion orn ine Petition-
ers Ani-,rnev rio.e name arnd addreSs is Hugh
D. Fish, Jr., at PO Box 531. Macclenny, FL
32063, on ,or CDfci.re Ap.'i 11 20'i and while Ine
ori..lr l Ailr Ine clerk .I Cjoun either detcre seir
vice orn il,[itoner i an,:rny .c.r ,iTdiT. alCel mere.
ah-r cilh-ere.ae .a ummary lin3i luogerrmeni Wll
be enierEd aqagr.si you lor Ine rell demanrded ,n
ire peiihi,:r,
WITNESS iTy rnid anrd a5l ilt Ir.is Court r.n
ir..is Iln da' o Mkir.:h 2005
Al Fraser
Clerki o Courns
bi Jamle Crevs
as Depury Clerk
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I the undersigned, being duly sworn, do here-
by declare Under oath that the names of all per-
sons interested in the business or profession car-
ried on under the name of Taste and See whose
principle place of business is: 8173 Hunter's
Ridge S., Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 and the ex-
tent of the interest of each is as follows:
Angela L. Paulus owner
Angela L Paulus
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 17th
day of February, 2005.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Courts
Baker County, Florida
By Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
DOCKET NO. 04-2 PART 2-NOI-0201-(A)-(N)
The Department gives notice of its intent to
find the Comprehensive Plan for Baker County,
adopted by Ordinance No(s). 2004-30 on Decem-
ber 7, 2004, NOT IN COMPLIANCE, pursuant to
Sections 163.3184, 163.3187 and 163.3189, F.S.
The adopted Baker County Comprehensive
Plan, the Department's Objections, Recommen-
dations, and Comments Report, (if any), and the
Department's Statement of Intent to Find the
Comprehensive Plan Not in Compliance will be
available for public inspection Monday through
Friday, except for legal holidays, during normal
business hours, at the County Administration
Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Flori-
da 32063.
This Notice of Intent and the Statement of In-
tent for the Comprehensive Plan found Not In
Compliance will be forwarded by petition to the
Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) of the
Department of Management Services for the
scheduling of an Administrative Hearing pursuant
to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The pur-
pose of the administrative hearing will be to pre-
sent evidence and testimony on the noncompli-
ance issues alleged by the'Department in its Ob-
jections, Recommendations, and Comments Re-
port and Statement of Intent in order to secure a
recommended order for forwarding to Administra-
tion Commission.
Affected persons may petition to intervene in
this proceeding. A petition for intervention must
be filed at least twenty (20) 'days before the final
hearing and must include all of the information
and contents described in Uniform Rule 28-
106.205, F.A.C. Pursuant to 163.3184(10), F.S.,
no new issues may be alleged as a reason to find
a plan not in compliance in a petition to intervene
filed more than twenty one (21) days after publi-
caion ol this norce unless Im petilloner eslaoD
dishes goo900 ause lor not alleging sucn new ,is
sues iin,n ire Iwenry one 121i day time percoa
Tre petition or inler,.eniion srail De iiled at
DOAH 1230 Apaiacnee Pailway. Tallahassee.
Florida 32399 3060 ana a copy mailed or delver.
ed 10 Ine local government and ine Deparnmeni
Failure to petition ic, intervene wilhr, ne allowed
I~me trame cornstlutes a waiver ol any rignl sucn
a person nha to request a nearing pursuanl to
Secltons 120 569 and 120 57. F S or to pan.c,-
pale in ihe5 admnisnratve hearing
Arler an adminisiraiive hearing petition is
Iimely filed mediation is available pursuant to
163 3189(3lial. F S to any astecied person who
i, made a party to mei proceeding by filing Trhi re-
questi *ln tie adminisraiive la ludge assigned
oy ine D,..isin of Adminislralive Hearings The
cnoice of mediation snhall not anecl a party s r;ght
tlo an adrnintrrative nearing
.s- Valerie J HuDbard. AICP
Divisc,.rio Commurnty Planning
Depanmern .at Communri Ar/tairs
2555 SriuITiara Oa 1kulevardi
Tailanassee Floidaa 32399-2100
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