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YONGE LIBRARY FLA. HISTORY
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GAINESVILLE, FL 32611
SR COUNTY PRESS
76th Year, Vol. 13 Thursday July 14, 2005 Macclenny, Florida 50e
up to the
BY MICHAEL RINKER
Glen St. Mary officials were
caught off-guard July 12 when
Macclenny City Manager Gerald
Dobson told them the city reserves
the right to supply water and sewer
to any future development between
the Little St. Mary's River and
Wildcat Drive, a corridor Glen offi-
cials have targeted for future an-
Last week, the mayor and town
council had arranged to meet with
Mr. Dobson to ask for at least a
share of water and sewer revenue
from the. proposed Greystone de-
velopment to be located between
the high school and the river, al-
though the homes there would be
hooking up to Macclenny lines.
Glen officials and the developer
have tentatively agreed that the
property will be annexed into the
Councilman Larry Payne sug-
gested the town should receive the
revenue to help pay for the impact
of Greystone, which is expected to
double the town's population and
increase its area by more than half.
He said the utility lines Mac-
clenny installed 15 years ago to
serve the high school and Westside
Elementary likely have already
paid for themselves.
As a result, he said, Macclenny
can't claim it needs revenue from
the new homes to justify its invest-
ment in the lines.
Mr. Dobson, however, counter-
ed, "It's immaterial whether the
water and sewer lines are paid for,"
adding that Macclenny has always
planned to add customers in the
corridor. "It's not fair to ask the city
to give up that potential."
The discussion then took a unex-
pected turn twhen Mr. Payne asked
how far north the city was looking
"The city is in the process of set-
ting parameters for a water and
sewer service district," Mr. Dobson
replied. He later said those parame-
ters could extend south of U.S. 90
in the corridor between the river
and the east Glen St. Mary limits.
Glen officials were visibly taken
"You're saying you get the new
development and possibly more,
and we get nothing?" councilman
Lewis Crews asked.
"Right," Mr. Dobson responded.
Mr. Crews later said the arrange-
ment "doesn't seem quite right."
"It leaves us with a lot of water
lines we can't run."
Mr. Dobson said Macclenny
commissioners would likely be re-
ceptive to input from Glen offi-
The town recently began supply-
ing water service to some areas,
and installed sewer lines along US
90 and in some parts of town south
of the highway.
Because Glen doesn't have a,
sewer plant, however, it must lease
capacity from Macclenny.
Town officials are kicking around
the idea of building a plant as they
look to run lines in other parts of
Mr. Payne said he didn't want to
be locked into a long-term contract
with Macclenny if Glen has the op-
portunity to build its own plant.
Again, Mr. Dobson said city of-
ficials would be receptive to dis-
cussing possible alternatives, such
as revisiting the contract every two
(Page two please)
6 "89076 48819" 8
BY JIM McGAULEY
Ace Hardware for years successfully sold
the image of "The Helpful Hardware Man"
in its national television and print advertise-
The giant franchiser of hometown hard-
ware stores never realized it had the personi-
fication of its corporate campaign right here
in Baker County.
Gene Waters, as hundreds or maybe thou-
sands of customers already know, is the liv-
ing, breathing Helpful Hardware Man.
Not some model on a television sound
stage or a promotional ad. The real guy.
Thousands of products and thousands of customers; a familiar scene at Hagan .ce. In bottom left photo, one way of staying up
with product knowledge is to track inventory.
Maybe he isn't gregarious like the man on
TV, and he doesn't have the personality of a
pitchman. But he knows hardware, and he's
been solving people's problems, case by
case, nearly every day since he first walked
into Lonnie Thrift's store in downtown Mac-
clenny back in the fall of 1958.
He had recently turned 18.
"The only thing I knew -about hardware
back then was what I learned in N.B. Dor-
man's shop class in high school," Gene re-
called in a recent interview.
It was a different Macclenny in those days.
*.'.: store stood on
corner of Col-
lege and US 90
smack in the
middle of a
came in from
:,,. the country to
shop on Satur-
was still on the
boards, so the
trucks and tour-
in the traffic
flow with the
stopped at the
Store owner's son gets
The son of a Sanderson conve-
nience store owner was sentenced
July 11 to three years in state
prison for selling cocaine from be-
hind the counter of the store.
Eddie Bishara was arrested last
December after a confidential po-
lice informant bought about $50
worth of cocaine inside Cuz's One
Stop. The woman entered the store,
which is located on U.S. 90 and
County Road 229, around 4:30 pm
pot on a regular schedule.
When you went to Jacksonville, you often
took the Greyhound. It stopped downtown in
front of Powell's drug store.
"Back then you knew everybody," re-
members Gene, who will be 65 next month.
"We pretty much did everything by hand.
There were no fork lifts or even hand trucks.
"We used to unload-the lumber and build-
ing materials from box cars parked on the
siding out in back. You pretty much learned
by being there and waiting on the people -
helping them with their problems."
That's the secret of the hardware profes-
sion: helping people sort out what they need
before sending out the door.
The concept applies equally to the dwin-
dling number of "mom and pop" operations
and the giant box stores like Home Depot
and Lowes. You keep plenty of people
around to help customers figure out what
they need and showing them where they can
Gene Waters is not a man who cracks the
jokes one after another (though he has an ac-
tive, dry sense of humor). But he chuckles as
he works his way through his theory of wait-
ing on hardware customers:
"Most of 'em you can help. Some you
can't help; you know what they need, they
know what they need, but what they think
they need isn't really what they need. You
try to tell them that, but in the end you can't
tell them what it is they need."
When it reaches that point, you just have
to give up on them.
Gene Waters says when that happens, the
best thing to do is point them to the bin or
the shelf where what they really need is lo-
(Page two please)
3 years for coke sale
on December 7. She asked Mr. Bi-
shara if he had anything.
"I've got some powder, come
back in about ten minutes," he told
When she returned, she grabbed
NNA award to
Rusty Hayes of Macclenny won an
award from the National News-
paper Association for a photograph
S. he took of the aftermath of a mail
truck accident (left) on Interstate 10
in January, 2004. His placement
swill be announced at the NNA's
nation convention in late September
4140Nf ~in M ilwaukee.
S.- Rusty is a part time photograph-
er for the newspaper, and in real
life is a nurse at Northeast Florida
4F, State Hospital. It brings the total of
state and national journalism
awards won by The Press this year
a can of Coke from the cooler, and
handed him $50. He gave her a
folded lottery ticket containing co-
caine, and 25 cents change.
She took the cocaine back to of-
ficers who were monitoring the
Mr. Bishara was charged with
selling cocaine and possession with
intent to sell, both felonies.
He'd been on probation since his
arrest about two years earlier on
drug charges and possession of a
Mr. Bishara will receive credit
for 215 days already served, and
will be placed on two years of
drug-offender probation when he
gets out of prison.
Circuit Judge David Giant the
same day sentenced a Macclenny
man to 12 years in prison after a
string of arrests for selling drugs,
usually near a school.
Most recently, Roderick Reed
was arrested April 15 for selling
(Page seven please)
Ha~ aeiv 7< ~^
(Page two please)
to relieve burden on
its current inspedor
With at least four large residen-
tial subdivisions set to begin con-
struction, the Macclenny Commis-
sion agreed July 12 to draft new
regulations in which contractors
can hire independent inspectors to
speed the process of getting various
segments of their projects approv-
Macclenny has a single inspec-
tor, Claude Bagwell, on a contract
basis. Mr. Bagwell is retired from
the Jacksonville building depart-
ment, and also contracts with other
communities for inspections.
In a companion move, the board
agreed to consider purchasing a
computer data base program that
will track how well contractors and
Both proposals are expected to
be ready for commission action at
the August 9 meeting.
"When this growth comes, gov-
ernment can't staff up fast enough
to inspect 50 homes a day. So there
will be delays in inspections, be-
cause you can't staff up to satisfy a
developer's timetable on demand,"
explained engineer Frank Darabi,
who will help draft the regulations
to govern independent inspectors.
.Responding to questions from
the commission during an hour-
long workshop, inspector Bagwell
said four subdivisions building at
the same time would put him close
to being unable to keep up with in-
spections on a timely basis.
"But are they going to be inde-
pendent if the contractor pays?
What's going to prevent the inspec-
tor from being partial?" asked
Mayor Gary Dopson.
An inspector employed full time
by a contractor could be of con-
cern, Mr. Darabi agreed.
"But the city can accept or reject
a particular inspector. They are li-
censed by the state and their li-
cense is their livelihood," the engi-
neer said. Complaints can be filed
against errant inspectors with the
state licensing agency, he pointed
SThe city could set up a roster of
authorized inspectors from which
contractors must choose, the engi-
Also, the city will retain the
right to have its own inspector spot
check any job, and the city's offi-
cial inspector will review all re-
ports before signing the final certi-
ficate of occupancy.
Meanwhile, the computer data
base program will create files on
both contractors and inspectors, al-
lowing quick and easy checks on
which do good work and which
The program can link with other
counties to build larger and more
"It will build a data base of what
an inspector or contractor cuts cor-
ners on so we know to focus on
checking those items," Mr. Darabi
City Manager Gerald Dopson
said the public needs to be educat-
ed about issues that are not covered
by government inspections.
"There are misconceptions that
we're insuring workmanship. There
are accusations that we're not do-
ing enough or not doing proper in-
spections," Manager Dopson said.
Engineer Darabi agreed, noting
inspections only deal with safety is-
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Hardware': he'll get you what you need...
'Oiti- *' ~7 'i-t e -i 'Hard\\ are became Hagan's Ace '." ers an'dcbetter people-. va' i '. help.
-;'.',:. .: H:arId',.re tfic 'jears :'o '.hen it Brenda Thrift, wife of the for- Regardless of how the har
k away. was purchased by t. Jackson- mer owner, says she and husband industry creeps away from t
half-century, Gene ville-based, family-owned chain. Felton knew next to nothing about hometown concept to the .I
rift sell out to a rel- Today it remains in the US 90 the hardware business when they and Home Depots, that is no
Georgia Bend, Fel- building constructed by the first bought the store in the 1970s. ly to change.
e mid-1970s. Thrift Mr. Thrift back in 1960. That may "Gene literally was the key to. People are still going to
not last long as the Hagan's cast that business. He had the knowl- Gene Waters standing there:
around for a larger, more visible edge and we. like to have driven them ,, hat they need.
C IAY location and larger quarters. him crazy: 'Gene, where's this and
Gene Waters may not hang Gene, where's that!' -
So the "box store~'" come to Baker al employee, and I can't thinkof .
l Collun, but he's seen the clientele anybody I'd rather have work for (from page one)
.imct r:change drastically the past few me than Gene Waters," said Ms.nt The
.-Lt years as Baker County's popula- Thrift, who graduated with him ude electrical, plumbing
Sthiinened up'.arJ. from Baker High clude electrical, plumbin
itiu in,,:d upma.ard. from Baker High. sewer connections, proper
ippi man caught ..a.. : hc 50'' f the peo- Bill Eckert of Macclenny knows sewer connectn prope
local convenience f t peo Bill Eckert of Macclenny Knows protection tiedowns.
id the CIA had au- ple you see come in you know, Gene Waters from both perspec- But. slab or dri ew c
Stake C.hat c e even if you J dr; know their tives: former co-worker and now a leak, improper aul
o.r names," he ek-Iir;,rr.. customer .roof leaks, improper caulki
unamies," he 1 cirir' rcustomer.1 fall within contract concern
fiI 30 ofB i "About -v:. )u know the faces "I learned an enormous amount i t rso
ciLrk and out the and "il l; they've been your m him, not only about hard- buyer may have to resohe ir
i clerk and outo dttheyour from him, not only abouthard- if the contractor refuses to re
Clo Stlrrk rarrnd,0 g customers fo -.car,. The remaining ware, but about giving the type of themr.
sch bee, a pack of 10%, you don't know at all.. service people.want when they go
wo cans of Vienna So, hcre'. guy familiar with lit- into a hardware store," said Mr.
wo cans of Vienna rally thousands of items; he Eckert.
ny Lewis stopped knows them by product and he "He always makes time for cus-
king lot and asked knows what they're used for. tomers. The fact that he is so quiet.
ck into the store. He knows thousands of people deceives you about the wealth of
holding the items, by either face or name. They know knowledge that man has.",
8:89, when Deputy him by name; in fact, his co-n ork- Commenting on Gene Waters'
Arrived at the store ers sometimes greet customers wry sense of humor and taciturn
Street at 12:38 am. who inquire, "Where's Gene?" demeanor, the former co-worker
o Mr. Griffin, he'd When they're told it's Gene's concedes: "If you can make that
sed from the CIA's day off, or he'll be back after guy laugh out loud, you've done
lid the agency had lunch, the customer turns on his something.
actions and would heels and exits.. "And I'll tell you another thing.
chandise he took. What's kept him there all these If you don't recognize Gene in the
officer to call the years? hardware store, you haven't lived
is story. 'I like people. Hardware is a in Baker County very long." .
gave various false customer-oriented business, and A survey several years ago de-
including at one' you have to know people and termined that most people entering
was George Bush. know your product. a hardware store have a general
information from I always say if people had to idea what they need, but that num- i
ar to determine his work with pIeolpic' for a while like ber also contains a hefty portion
we do, they'd make better custom- who aren't quite sure. They need ... ..
City eyes annexing up to Glen
(from page one): Mayor Juanice Padgett said
T .he di.. ;ji t ink; ,-:vithey are -til interested, but that ,,..
The discussion then took anot- other, more immediate, matters re;
er unexpected turn when Mr. Dob- ceived higher priority.
son asked whether Glen officials Mr: Payne raised the issue of
were still interested in a potential whether. Macclenny officials still
merger with Macclenny. want to pursue discussion.
He noted that the council at last He said he got the impression
week's workshop placed consoli- during a meeting with them that
dation at the bottom of its priority they wre indifferent to the idea.
list, they were "indifferent" to the idea.
lst Mr. Crews agreed, saying he
S'. came away from the meeting with
ite inspectors "mixed feelings."
St Glen's officials agreed that at
"A crack doesn't mean it's this point town residents were utn-
structurally unsafe. More water likely to approve a merger, and it
does decrease the strength, but all would take a'lot of time and effort
the contractors do it to get-the job to make a case for consolidation.
done and finish the surface smooth- Mr. Dobson, however, assured
ly. The worst problem would be them the interest is still there on
termites coming through the Macclenn.'s end.
crack," Mir. Bagwell concluded.
What A Deal! Classified Ads $4.50 a week for 15 words
sted for petty theft
able to contact his
Id them he'd been
i paranoid schizo-
efuses to take his
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and socks similar:
no two the same
MY SIDE OF
My wife is hip deep in socks.
We have more socks than there are
feet to wear them. Meanwhile, I am
covered in grout.
It is home improvement month
at my house and everybody is do-
ing something-unpleasant. Dylan
and Spencer are power-washing
'and painting, I'm laying tile, and
Kelley is trying to make some
sense of 20 years worth of socks.
I hate socks. I try not to wear
them if I can help it. So it amazes
me that I have managed to have a
plastic tub full of nothing but black
socks? If I laid them end to end,
they would stretch to Jacksonville.
I guess I'm a simple man to buy
socks for because all I wear are
black socks. I'll wear white if I'm
wearing tennis shoes because I
can't bear to be that tourist in black
socks, Bermuda shorts and flip
flops. Knowing this, my wife has
assigned matching all the black
socks to me.
So now my grout-covered body
Sis sitting on the floor, watching the
Tour de France bike race go
Lancei and trying the impossible
to match all these socks. There is
a problem with black socks they
are all black, so how.do you match
To. the uninformed, that seems a
silly question. They're all black, so.
just pick up two and stick them to-
gether and that's that. Foolish mor-
tal. If only life were so easy. There
are more shades of black than there
are bootlegged \ ideos of Paris
Hiltohii Tfiere are gray-blacks, fuz-
Szy blacks, and blacks with holes in
That's a big bone of contention
with my wife. Being a simple man,
I will wear a sock with a hole in the
My wife's eyes narrow as I stick
two socks together.
"Wait a minute," she says.
"Is that a hole in the toe of that
"I don't know." I lie. I do know.
Yes, it is a hole.
"I don't believe you. I think you
do know. Yes, that is a hole. Why
are you keeping a sock with a hole
"Uh... waste not, want not?"
"You have an entire plastic tub
of black socks. You can afford to
waste a few."
"Uh, starving children in Afri-
"They don't eat socks."
"That phrase always worked for
my mother when she was trying to
get me to eat broccoli."
"I'm not your mother, pal.
Throw away all the socks with
holes in them."
"Do I have to? I mean, it's not
like you can see the holes. They're
hidden inside the shoes."
"I know they're there."' :
-She does know. It's as if she has.
a sixth sense about the fact that my
socks or my underwear have a hole
in them. So I throw away all the
socks that have holes in them. That
knocks it down to half a plastic tub.
"Look at that?" Kelley says.
"How in the world can you have
that many socks with holes? I don't
have any socks with holes."
"It's a mystery to me. I've been
waiting for elves to come and darn
them. But they must be busy else-
where making shoes."
"When you're done here, do the
same with your underwear."
"Are you kidding? That will on-
ly leave me with two pairs of un-
"I don't even want to think about
why you have a dozen pair of un-
derwear with holes."
I gp back to folding socks. Why
aren't socks universal in length,
that's what I want to know? Socks
are like remote controls. No two
pairs of socks are the same length
or the same material, just like no
two, remote controls are able to turn
on different brand televisions. I've
got remote controls to televisions
and VCRs I never remember own-
ing. But for some reason, I can't
manage to throw them a%\ay.
I try to lay them out in piles
from smallest to largest. Then I
match them by fabric. This is a
da\-long process. I somehow don't
think Albert Einstein, had this much
trouble coming up with the Theory
At the end of my sorting, I have
managed to match a grand total of
eight pairs of socks. Where are the
rest of the matches? I am in a quan-
dary. If I throw these away, I am
guaranteed to come across a bag of
socks somewhere in my closet that
has this exact number of matches.
But if I keep them, that bag will
never, ever turn up and I will be
stuck' with a hundred matchless,,
I make a command decision and
throw away the socks. That leaves
me with eight socks and two pair of
underwear. I hope I don't have to
go anywhere for a while.
I go back to grouting, The tile
doesn't seem to care if my socks
and underwear have holes in them.
It just seems content to cover me in
as much grime as humanly possi-
ble. I look like I've been rolling
around in limestone quarry.
More on that later.
As simple as an e-mail....
If you have any information you think we need
to know, send it to:
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Decries 'lack of professonalsm
On June 21, my wife Susan Kay
Starling passed away. My family
and I chose to use Ferreira Funeral
Services for.her arrangements.
One of those was that my wife be
buried at Woodlawn Cemetery
with the rest of the family.
I would like to comment on the
unprofessional ard disheartening
treatment that my family received
with regard to cemetery plots (at
Gary Puckett, the sexton at
Woodlawn, was out of town and
we were having difficulty.locating
vacant (burial) lots. My family and
I contacted R.L. Starling and other
members of the cemetery board
and they were very helpful.
Mr. Puckett told Mr. Starling
there was a book that (local funer-
I have waited and watched to see
if anyone in this county is as upset
as I am about the theft of almost
$25,000 of our taxpayer's money.
If Suzanne Rhoden took the
money from the school system,
what made the county commission-
ers think she would not do the
same thing? If.she took the money,
she is a thief and should have to re-
pay every penny of that money.
If I were to take even $20, I
would end up in jail It has become
obvious to me that someone must
be getting a cut of the money. Is
she still going to receive benefits
from the county -'more county
How many more county jobs will
she be given before she reaches her
quota? Unless she is cleared and/or
repays all the money, she will al-
ways have to face the people of
Baker County, the people she stole
from, with that big. invisible sign on
her that says, "' am a thief."
:.. Glen St. Mary
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al director and cemetery, board
member) Bill Guerry had, and that
he could help us.
Never did I imagine that:I would
come against such a lack of cooper-.
ation from Bill and Bryan Guerry.
Mr. Guerry was contacted by R.L.
Starling and others, and he would
not allow them to use the book.
What is ironic is that one or two
days earlier, Bill Guerry was able
to locate lots for a family he was
serving. We found someone who
had two lots they were willing to
sell us; however they were unsure
of the location, And again no one
would help us.
It was an embarrassment to my
family to have relatives in from
out-of-town and have no place to,
bury my wife.
Later, Mr. Puckett expressed his
sincere apology for the entire situa-
tion. He, said there were indeed
spaces available and that Bill
Guerry did ,have the book that
could have identified open spaces.
Fortunately, we were able to get:
lots at Macedonia Cemetery and
have a wonderful service.
I am truly disappointed in Mr.
Guerry and his lack of profession-
alism. I do not feel that the govern-
ment of the cemetery should be
under the care of someone who
cannot separate his contempt for
.his competition from the welfare of
the residents of this community.
(Family and friends)
(Editor's note: Both Mr. Guerry and Mr.
Puckett affirmed this week that no family
plots (two or more) are available at Wood-
lawn until a second phase is developed,
and that AMr. Starling's family was in-
formed ofthat. Mr. Guerr' affirmedfurther
that he did have possession of the book
referred to in the letter, but it does not pin-
point the location of available single plots;
they are shown on a map that was at Mr.
Puckett's residence and unavailable for
inspection while he was away. Mr. Guerry
also stated he never spoke .ith the letter
writer, only lith RTL. Starling, and their
discussion turned into an ugly shouting
match over the contents of the book in his
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Two issues this week, both in-
volving the Macclenny building
and zoning department, point up
the need for local officials to be
alert lest we be taken to the clean-
ers by developers viewing us as
We are already in the midst of.
strong development growth that
will only increase. And many of
the developers are coming from out
yonder and. may figure we aren't
sophisticated enough to make sure
they do things right.
The first item involved an over-
sight by several entities which al-
lowed developer Maronda Homes
to violate setback regulations at the
sides of two new homes in the new
Forest Park subdivision bordering
SRs 121 and 228 North.
Maronda attorney Terry Moore
of Jacksonville told the city's zon-
ing Board of Adjustments it might
have been the surveyor or a con-
tractor. He also noted the setback in
Jacksonville is often the 7.5 feet
mistakenly applied to the two
homes, rather than the 10 feet
required by Macclenny's regula-
However, the error was not caught
by city officials until the slabs had
been poured and framing done.
The board voted to allow vari-
ances on the two homes, acknowl-
edging wider setbacks on adjoining
homes will give more than the total
20 feet deemed necessary for fire
safety and aesthetics.
To its credit, the city is working
to avoid such errors. Department
coordinator Watson Goodwin has
already set new guidelines for sim-
pler site plan documents with fewer
i' numbers and clutter.
The second issue this week was
discussion of letting developers and
contractors hire independent in-
spectors if they don't want to wait.
.in line for the regular city inspector
to get to their projects.
The Macclenny Commission is
understandably cautious the con-
tractor gets to hire his own inspec-
But it could work with the prop-
er safeguards, such as a pre-ap-
proved roster from which the con-
tractor must choose rather than
bringing his own employee.
It would also be necessary to
come dqwn very hard on the first
caught sidestepping the rules.
The city is also pondering a
computer software data base pro-
gram to track the contractors and
inspectors. A major benefit could
be to show when someone routine-
ly fails a certain type inspection, or
racks up complaints, or is uncoop-
erative with officials.
Currently, that information re-
sides only in the memories of those
officials, or in notes buried in mas-
sive file collections.
Linking with other communi-
ties' similar computer data could
be a big benefit, to pool knowledge
about problem contractors. Com-
munication among officials may
bring concern about liability for
hurting someone's professional
reputation but raw data that it
routinely takes half a dozen inspec-
tions for a particular contractor to
meet building codes presents the
message loud and clear.
In a somewhat related item, city
officials are right to distance them-
selves from the public's perception
it should be enforcing construction
quality issues best settled in civil:
claims court, if necessary.
Government's role is to ensure a
safe dwelling. Shoddy workman-
ship that does not endanger the
buyer is another matter, one the
city does not want to get into en-
It's a short step from cracked
driveways, leaky roofs, sloppy
caulking that may also allow leaks
to pickier items such as the wrong
color paint, warped doors that don't
close properly, whether a tree is too
close to the fence.
Edging into that type enforce-
" ment would be more than the city
can handle, especially when it al-
ready has a full agenda of mandat-
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, July 14, 2005 Page Four
City adjustment board approves
variance on two home set-backs
A Glen St. Mary man was ar-
rested July 10 on four domestic vi-
olence-related charges, including
two for felony weapons violations.
Tommy Lauramore, 49, fired a
.38 caliber revolver outside his
home on Sylvester Manning Road
around 1:30 pm.
Jessica Cannon. Mr. Laura -
more's daughter, told police he
was angry because her mother
wanted to leave him, and fired the
gun to scare them.
Deputy David Morgan arrived
to find Mr. Lauramore belligerent
and apparently) under the influence!
of alcohol, although a breath test
conducted some time later showed *
his blood alcohol content to be
for attack with
a box cutter
A Nlargarettj girl \\as arrested
Jul\ 6 for.aggravated battery after
slicing open a.w'oman's .face while
fiehiin o\ er a man.
Kendra Lee. I". said the cut
w+as caused b\ her rings %when she
backhanded Annastacia Carter
during their argument.
Nis. Carter and her boyfriend,
Ra3 mond Larr\, said Ms. Lee used
a box cutter to open up a five-to-
six-inch gash on the left side of her
Mr. Larry said Ms. Lee, his ex-
girlfriend, followed him and Ms.
Carter to his home on Railroad
Avenue around 8:55 pm.
He told Deputy Randy Da is
that he sent Ms. Carter inside, then
confronted Ms. Lee. They began
arguing about Ms. Carter, \\ho
came out and tried to break it up.
Instead, she and Nis. Lee began
fighting, punching each other in
the face and body.
When Mr. Larry tried to break
them up. Ms. Lee slashed his shirt
several times with a box cutter.
then cut Ms. Carter's face.
Deputy Da\ is found Ms. Lee at
a friend's house and brought her to
the jail for questioning. She denied
having a box cutter, saying it was
her rungs that cut Ms. Carter's.
face and Mr. Larry's shirt.
She said she'd washed the
blood off her hands and rings.
The officer tried to aire
but Mr. Lauramore refu
When Deputy Morgan
would use his Taser, Jane
ramore asked him not to I
her husband "has metal in h
Eventually, two officers
cuffed Mr. Lauramore, and
Morgan asked Ms. Cannot
trieve the gun from the
which she did.
Afterward, however, s
Ms. Lauramore became
about the arrest and refused
operate any further.
Mr. Lauramore \as c
with batters, improperly exl
a firearm, using a firearm
the influence of alcohol, ri
an officer w without \ iolen
Maronda Homes got a variance Mark Bryant asked.
July 11 for smaller than required "I do as it applies to
setbacks on two homes in the For- Park," replied Maronda vici
est Park subdivision in north Mac- dent Paul Stem.
clenny. Mr. Stern was accompar
The side walls of the homes are attorney Terry Moore of Ja
supposed to be at least ten feet in- ville, who explained how tl
side the lot line; they are 7.5 feet, calculation was made on sic
violating both city codes and the setbacks.
subdi\ ision's covenants' *.:: "It could have been by t
SAs a solution, Maronda is build- veyor or the block contract
ing adjoining homes 17.5 to 25 feet once we found out it was t
from those lot edges. -to undo without a lot of cc
The developer also got a veiled inconvenience," he said.
warning not to let it happen again. Mr. Moore also noted ma
"Do you now have a clear view val County areas in which']
of the setbacks here?" Macclenny da builds have the 7.5 foot c
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ordinator Watson Goodman caught
Forest the error on the site plan during a
e presi- routine review before an inspec-
tion by the city's building official
nied by Claude Bagwell. However, that
ackson- was after the concrete slabs were
he mis- poured and- alls framed in.
de yard The homes on lots five and 22
are the biggest of 23 Maronda is
he sur- building along SRs 121 and 228
tor, but North. They were also the first
:oo late built. The homes vary in design
ost and and placement on the lot to look
more like a traditional community
ny Du- and less like a subdivision, attor-
Maron- ney Moore said.
offset Besides the expense of tearing
ode co- up the completed work, there
S. would have been adjustments in
the utility easements. Mr. Good-
win explained Tuesday, the day af-
ter the variance public hearing.
.' He acknowledged the error
'/ should have been caught earlier,
during site plan review.
"I'm now asking developers for
st him, simpler site plans with just the set-
sed to backs and how\ the house sits." he
said he Forest Park \will be the first sub-
et Lau- di% ision in NMacclenny with shared
becausee j; driveways. Mr. Stern said that \\as
im." at the request of the Florida De-
s hand- apartment of Transportation, for
Deputy fewer exit points onto the heavily
n to re- traveled streets.
house, 'Please notice there are turn-
arounds in front of each house, so
he and they can back out of the garage
upset and turn instead of backing into
Sto co- the street," Mr. Stern pointed out.
The July 11 hearing \was the
charged first adjustment board meeting for
hibiting new member James Fletcher. He
Sunder was appointed to replace Phil Rho-
esisting den, \ho was selected as interim
ce and city commissioner until a Septem-
in theft of $4050
A 17-year-old boy was arrested
for stealing $4050 in cash from an
Geneva Rhoden reported July 8
someone had taken the money,
which belonged to her sons Rick
and Jim Rhoden, owners of Rho-
den Cuitom Tile.
She said her sister Jeannie Hart
and her son were with her when
she cashed a check from the busi-
ness and placed the money beside
Sthe driver's seat in her car.
She then parked the car, un-
locked, outside her place of busi-
ness, Geneva's Slender You.
She told police the boy had tak-
Sen. money from the shop's cash
register in the past and that she
suspected he also took the.money
From the car.
S canine team later found him.
in the \woods of County Road 127,
where he admitted stealing the
He took police to Cedar Creek
Farms Road, where he'd hidden it.
SHe'd spent all but the $3660 left.
He \~as charged %with grand
for killing kitten
A St. George, Ga. man was ar-
Srested for animal cruelty\ Jul\ 6 af-
ter beating a kitten against a build-
ing then holding it between his
legs and breaking its neck.
Jason Morris. IS. then tossed
the kitten aside in the city park on
.*\ unidentified caller told po-
liceN Mr. Morris \was seen beating
Sthe kitten against a storage build-
ing at the park.
Mr. Morris. \\ho is six feet tall
: nd weighs 1I0 pounds, told
Deput. Benjamin Anderson the
kitten had scratched him and that
he \\ as defending himself
He said he beat the kitten
against the building about fi\e
tines, but \when that didn't kill it,
he held it-between his legs and
snapped its neck.
He \\as charged with causing a
cruel death \ith pain and suffer-
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including Larry Chestnut (not
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A Macclenny man was arrested
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Cyndi Harvey, however, had
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A Macclenny man who tried to
elude police via a high-speed
chase along Cow Pen Road July 9
was arrested on felony drug and
Steven Wisnewski, 41, said he
tried to flee because he was dri-
ving with a suspended license.
Deputy Thomas Dyal was pa-.
trolling in Margaretta at 7:47 pmt
when he saw two cars parked next:
to each other. As he approached,,
one of the cars sped off.
At speeds reaching 65 miles per
hour, he chased Mr. Wisnewski,
who was barely able to control his
car as it slid sideways through the
He slowed when he saw that
police had set up "stop sticks" on
Claude Harvey Road.
Prior to stopping, however, he
threw something from his window.
After arresting him, Deputy
Dyal retrieved four rocks of co-
caine from where Mr. Wisnewski
had thrown them.
He was charged with cocaine
possession, obstructing police by
high-speed fleeing when lights and
sirensare activated, both felonies,
as well as driving with a suspend-
Pried a safe
A Sanderson man who gave a
woman permission to be at his
home while he was on vacation
told police someone pried the door
off his safe and stole prescription
drugs and jewelry.
Salvatore Varvaro reported the
theft July 5 after he and his wife
returned from a weekend vacation.
Terri Dube told Mr. Varvaro she
was at his home when she saw
Heather Kelly, 18, and an un-
known man, take the safe outside
and pry open the door.
Mr. Varvaro had given permis-
sion only to Ms. Kelly to be at his
home while e he was away. Appar-
ently, Ms. Dube and several others
were also there.
Ms. Kelly was arrested July 6,
but denied being involved in the
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It you thought Baker County and its environs played no part in this week's
planned launch of a space shuttle, don't sell us short. According to DuPont,
its Trailridge mine near Maxville sent 225 tons of zircon, a specialty sand
used in high-pressure metal casting, to re-manufacture the steel treads for
the "creeper crane" shown above. The gigantic machine carries the shuttle,
side rockets and tanks three miles to the Cape Canaveral launch area. NASA
ordered the sand when it noticed dangerous cracks developing in the older
tracks. Zircon is a by-product on the ongoing mining at Trailridge of titanium
dioxide, an ore used in producing white pigment for paper, paint and plastics..
The mining has been ongoing several years, and includes corner portions of
Baker, Bradford and Clay counties.
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Threats to avenge his father's arrest
A Jacksonville man was arrest-
ed July 5 for disorderly intoxica-
tion after threatening to avenge his
David Miller, 28, was outside a
home on Deerfield Circle in Mac-
clenny yelling to the homeowner,
Samuel Miller, that he was "going
to beat your [buttocks] because
you talked about my dadd .'"
His father, Lenn Miller, had
been arrested 'se eral weeks earlier
for aggravated battery on Samuel
The police report does not say
whether Samuel Miller is related
to the other Millers.
Police arrived at 9:26 pm and
smelled a strong odor of alcohol
on David Miller.
DUIfor driving on his rim
A Macclenny man was arrested
July 7 for driving under the influ-
ence after police saw him heading
up South Sixth Street with flat tire.
James Wolfe, 54, was going
north past Barber Road about 1:00
pm when Deputy Charles Gold-
smith noticed he was, driving on'
the left front rim.
Mr. Wolfe began veering across
the center line, running several ve-
hicles off the road.
The officer pulled him bver at
Mr. Wolfe said he hadn't been
drinking, but was taking medica-
tion for lupus. He failed all road-
side sobriety tests.
He agreed to provide a urine
sample, but after he was unable to
do so, he was charged with refus-
ing to take a DUI test.
He also was charged with fail-
ure to use the designated lane,
damaging the highway by driving
on the rim, and driving with a sus-
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The Baker County Council on
Aging board of directors is set to
adopt new bylaws that will stream-
line its membership and allow it to
recruit outside expertise to help
with specific issues.
The board is scheduled to vote
on the new rules at its next meet-
ing on July 21. Based on board
members' comments at their last
meeting, the measure is likely to:
Executive Director Mary Baxla
said the key change to the bylaws
is the ability to appoint "ex-offi-
cio" committee members.
Those would be people from
outside the COA who would lend
For instance, with the agency
planning to build a new facility
sometime down the road, the
board could tap someone with a.
background in construction who
could serve on the board's build-
A man angry that his ex-wife
had another man at her home July
4 was arrested for aggravated as-
sault with a deadly weapon after
saying, "You are going to die
tonight," then pulling a rifle from
Scott Shannon, 30, also was
charged with criminal mischief af-
ter using a knife to puncture all
four tires on the other man's truck.
The police report did not list an
address for Mr. Shannon.
Deputy Benjamin. Anderson ar-
rived around 1:50 am at Meredith
Shannon's home on Edna Man-
ning Road in Macclenny.
after warning on
loitering in cty
A Baldwin man who'd been
warned about loitering on South
Boulevard July 8 was arrested for
disorderly intoxication after police
returned later to find him still'
: Christopher Thomas, 28. also
was charged \ ith resisting an offi-
cer without \ violence.
Deputy Erik Deloach approach-
ed Mr. Thomas at 12:49 am on the
corner of Quail Lane and South
Blvd., about 30 minutes after issu-
ing his loitering warning.
Mr. Thomas was loud, belliger-
ent, and unable to form coherent
sentences, except when he said, "I
am tired of ou crackers [messing]
The officer placed Mr. Thomas,
under arrest because his unruly
manner was causing passersby to
stop and take notice.
At the jail. Mr. Thomas tried to
pull aw\aya from officers, raising his
leg to fend them off.
After he failed to follow several
commands to stop resisting, he
was hit with a Taser.
He then cooperated for a short
time before resuming his belliger-
3 years for
coke sa ..
(from page one)
crack cocaine to a confidential po-
The informant paid $80 for
some "butt naked," a street term
for crack. The informant turned
over half a gram of crack to inves-
tigators and identified Mr. Reed by
In other cases:
:. Daniel Cooks received 30
months in prison for robbery. He
will receive credit for 172 days al-
Joseph Merkle was ordered to
spend one year in jail with credit
for 53 days already served for ag-
Charles Bailey got 180 days in
jail, with credit for 87 days already
served, after pleading no contest to
.grand theft, misdemeanor posses-
sion of marijuana and introducing
contraband into county jail.
*. Kyle Duncan was sentenced
to six months of community con-
trol followed by two years' proba-
tion for bringing forged bank bills
into the state.
Aging board aims at streamlining
ing committee. been times where it slipped into the board couldn't depend on re
Under the old bylaws, the the mid to upper teens. The prob- ular attendance by any director
agency could get that expertise on- lem during times like those is that outside a core group of stalwarts.
ly if the person was made a board
member to serve on the commit-
tee. The result could be a board
loaded with directors not necessar-
ily interested in other aspects of
Another of the new bylaws is
intended to avoid such a bloated "._____ .
and unresponsive board.
Under the proposed rules, there
will be between 7-13 board mem-
bers. Current guidelines call for a
minimum of 12, although there are
now just 11 active directors, ac-
cording to Ms. Baxla.
The main advantage to having a
smaller board is that fewer mem-
bers .are required to constitute a'
quorum at meetings. Without, a
quorum, no official business can
And although current board
membership is low, there have
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Jacksonville Power Sports
Ja,' Utilities Management,
CBRE Ri hard Ells.
Floors and More
Leggett ; Appli 'nce
TC's Backhoe and Land
Guerry Funeral Home
Taylor'd BBQ -
Fire & Iron Molorcycle Club
Century Ambulance Service
Purcell's Motorcycle. &
Marine World ,
Tiger Lily Gardens
Buffalo-, S.ouinwest Cali'
Northeast Florida Fence &
L V Hiers Inc
Vickers 6 Sons Uphuieslrv
Taylcr Station 40
Go'n 0ud, r, ,
Red JaJll:.. .
Publix Jacksonville Division
Cycle Accessories West,
.Hole in the Wall Gun &
R. J. Gators
The Baker County Press
Herndonr Bros: Cycle Works
NAPA Macclenny Motor
Willie Grimes Pest Control
'Joey Dobson, Sheriff
US Fore'slry Service
C onr ruli'i on
Terry's Huntin' & Fishin'
and the citizens of Baker County!!!
She told the officer her ex-hus-
band came there to start a fight
with Jeremy Noegel.
Mr. Noegel, ho\w ever, refused to
participate, so Mr. Shannon slash-
ed his tires and left.
Deputy Anderson found Mr.
Shannon at a party and told him
the incident could be settled if he
agreed to pay for the tires and not
go back to his ex- wife's house.
Mr. Shannon agreed, then later
% ent to her house and told Mr.
Noegel he'd pay for the tires,
adding, however, that he would
continue to cut his tires an) time
he saiw'his truck parked at Ms.
Mr. Noegel said he fled when
Mr. Shannon threatened him and
reached behind the seat of his
Ms. Shannon said she saw her
ex-husband pull out a long, 'cam-
ouflage-colored gun and start to go
after Mr. Noegel.
She stepped in front of him,
however, and he left.
Police later arrested him on
Barber Road. No gun was found
inside the vehicle he was driving.
REGISTRATION OF FICTITIOUS NAMES
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 Country Cabinets
whose principle place of business is: 10920
Westside St., Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 and the
extent of the interest of each is as follows:
NAME EXTENT OF INTEREST
Deborah Rerryman 100%
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF BAKER
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th
day of July, 2005.
Clerk of Courts
Baker County, Florida
By Bonnie M. Palleschi
As Deputy Clerk
Arrest following threat,
slashing of victim's tires
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Thomas
Sicignano, the holder of the following certificate,
has filed said certificate. for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate number and year of
isuani.:e rme descrr.pt.:n orl ire property anr the
,Tc ,, wr,,n n I ,as ases:d are as l i'J11lA,
Cen,Il:ale Numurer 00.0003 *
Year of issuance: 2000
Description of property: 16-1N-19-0000-0000-
0010. THOSE CERTAIN LOTS; pieces or parcels
of land lying and being in the County of Baker
and the State of Florida, more particularly de-
scribed as follows,' to wit Southwest Quarter
(SW1/4) of Southwest Quarter' (SW1/4) of North-
easi Ouarter tIEl 4) ot Sec,:c.n Sviceen 1161
Township One l1) Nornr Range Nineieen t19
East, cor.niairri Ten 110 acres more or less.
Name in which assessed: FRANK COL1ri.
All of said property being in the County of
Baker. Stale o FIcrnda
cUnles s.ujrc ce rln.:al ssail be redeemed ac-
cording to the.la ire p,'op Err, ,nes '.irijd in such
certificate will be -.srd oe ine ngn.:il c.tdSer at the
front door of the Baker County courthouse on
September 21, 2005; at 11:00-am.
Dated this 8th day of July, 2005.
SClerk of Courts
Ba ler Cunur,i Florida
By Bonnie M. Pallesphi
As Deputy Clerk
N THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
'BAKER COuNTY FLORIDA.
CASE NO 02 2005.CC-48
SUMMATYME, LLC, as assignee of UMLIC
VP LLC aS Isnr, o, Golidojme Credil Corjo-
rali..'n a. asr..qrie or C'nase Maananr, Bank.
iujccieSio, oy mercgr I.:, Cnem..:al Bank as
Iru-le lor GCC Hicme Equiry Trust 1990-1 as
35a'r,.ne l or lOroin', Crired Cc.rporaIorn a ais-
-',gne .:.1 Un.ersZl Budders SE Irnc
MAGGIE STEWART; UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTH-i-'!
ER CLAIMANTS j CARL STELART .
ceased BAt Moka't FLORIDA WA.
CHO. I.A BANtIN':'f. fKv a SouinTruBl Banrk I.'
Soui:liTru-I Bark ,,i Floria tNaiiorla Asi~acalor,,
f/k/a Citizens Bank of Macclenny; CITIFINAN-'
ClAL INC. 1, l a C.iTmm eri al C.reai Corp.:.raior
WELLS FARGO FInIANCIAL FLORIDA INC
I ki'5 rIJ",ra;r l Fninsr,,:ia Fior ii inc JULIA
PERKNSi JULIA HA''ES3a.k a JULIA STEWART
and JOCHN. JANE DOE i,'lljus names prepe
e.iing lenrnrii. in possession,
AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MAGGIE STEWART
.P.O. Box 55
Sanderson, FL 32087
JULIA HA'iE' S .a kaJULIA STEWART
S'nar.i -.,:,n FL 3208:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED rmai a', aci.on
Sto foreclose a mrongage an.r enior. c a deoi orng.
pursuant to a rrongage a itid lo record ojn De
member 14, 1989, in Cnc,:al Recoras BOOk' 192 al
Page 269 of the Putii: Rec:or.s ol Baker County,
Florida, for properryL des-ibed as follows
A part of Government Lot 19, Section
36. Township 2 South Range 20 East,
Baker County, Florida, more particular-
ly described as follows: Commence at
the Southwesterly corner of said Lot
19; thence North 00 degrees 27' 17"
West. along the Westerly line of said
Government Lot 19, 330 : hence North
87 degrees 52' 57 East, 322.67' to the
point of beginning; thence South 00
degrees 27 17" East 25', thence North
87 degrees 52' 57" East 161.33'; thence
North 00 degrees 27' 17 West 210.43
feel; thence South 87 degrees 52 57'
West 161.33': thence South 00 degrees
27' 17 East, 185.43' to the point of be-
ginning. Except part in official records
volume 170 page 126.
Except part in official records volume 170,
page 126 described as follows:
A part of Government Lol 19. Section 36,,
Township 2 South. Range 20 East, Baker
County, Florida and being more particularly
described as follows:
Commence at the Southwesterly cor-
ner of said Lot 19; thence North 00 de-
grees 27 minutes 17 seconds Wesi,
.along the Westerly line of said Lot 19,
330 feet; thence North 87 degrees 52
minutes 57 seconds East,'322.67 feet;
'thence North 00 degrees 27 minutes
17 seconds West 80.22 feet to the
point of beginning; thence North 87
degrees 52 minutes 57 seconds East
161.33 feet; Ihence North 00 degrees
27 minutes 17 seconds West 105.21
feet; thence South 87 degrees 52 min-
utes 57 seconds West 161.33 feet;
thence South00 degrees 27 minutes
17 seconds East, 105.21 feet to the
point of beginning and being in area
0.38 acres more or less.
Together with rights of ingress, egress,
drainage and utilities, less and except any
road right of way.
and a promissory note of even date has been fil-
ed agansl you You are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to it on Ronald B.
Cohn. Esquire of Arnstein & Lehr, LLP, whose ad
dress is 1110 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, Flori-
da 33602, on or before the 8th day of August,
2005 and file the original with tle clerk of this
court either before service on plaintiffs attorney or
immediately thereafter. Otherwise, a default will
be entered against you for the relief demanded in
DATED JulI 7, 2005.
,Clerk of Courts
by Jamie Crews
as Deputy Clerk
Ronald B. Cohn, Esquire
111.0 North Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
The Baker County D;isrict School Board and
the Board ol Counry Commissoners will hold the
following public hearing nn Tupsdny. July 19,'
2005, in the Distrctl School Board Meoting Room
located at 301 South Boulevard East; Macctlny,
Beginning at 7:00 pm
Impact fees-joint public hearing
with Board of County Commtssion ,
ers and School Board.
The public is Invited and en~\turtad t at-
tend. No official action will be taln i Liiir, er
6't23 '1.1( .. .
YOU-STORE MINI STORAGE
305 E. Fl. Avenue
Macclenny, Florida 32063
The following unit containing such property as
furniture, household goods, etc., will be sold at
public auction on July 15 at 9:00 am to pay back
rent. Tenant has up until the time of the sale to
satisfy back rent.
Floyd J. Proctor #90
Archie Crews #91
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2004-CA-0112
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY
AMERICAS, F/K/A BANKERS TRUST COMPA-
NY, AS TRUSTEE
MARY DOWLING, UNKNOWN TENANT I;
AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC.,
and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, cred-
itors, and other unknown persons or unknown
spouses claiming by, through and under any of
the above-named defendants,
AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS hereby given that the under-
signed Clerk of the Circuit Court of Baker County,.
Florida wilj on the 27th day'of July, 2005,at 11:00
o'clock am at the East.door of the Baker County
Courthouse in Macclenny, Florida, offer, for.sale
and sell at public outcry to the highest and best
bidder for cash, the following-described property
situate in Baker County, Florida:
Part of the Northeast 1/4 of the North-
east 1/4 of Section 18,,Township 1
South, Range 21 East, Baker County,
Florida, being more particularly de-
scribed 'as follows: For a point of refer-
ence commence at the Southwest cor-
ner of said Northeast 114 of the North-
east 1/4, thence run North 882 52 min-
utes, 25 seconds East along the South
line of said Northeast 1/4 of the North-
east 1/4, a distance of 979.73 feet to
the West right-of-way line of Raulerson
Road; thence run North 142 34 minutes
37 seconds West along said West
right-of-way line, a distance of 562.83
feet to the point of curve of a curve
concaved Southwesterly, having a ra-
dius of 2619.66 feet; thence run along
and around said curve, a chordbear-
ing and distance of North 159 38 min-
utes, 22 seconds West, 97.10 feet to
the point of beginning; thence run
South 88' 52 minutes, 25 seconds
West, a distance of 560.52 feel: thence
run Nortn 00+ 23 minutes, 33 seconds
East, a distance of 260.00 feet: thence
run North 88' 52 minutes 25 seconds
East, a distance of 466.29 feet to said
West right-of-way line and said curve:
thence run along and around said
curve, a chord bearing ana distance of
South 19 42 minutes, 08 seconds
East, 274.19 feet to the point of begin-
purSuaj3r I. Ire 3rnTri,-,ed inlai ludqejlTieit .inered
in a ci .- m ir inu r, sai,. 'l,-un. ine srjle 0Cl .hicn
;'.na..;5i- a .ooe
SWITN'ESS my hand and officialiseal of'said
.:cun irs :i3irlai .l .iune 20V0
II y':.u are a peECris' Mir, a drsal itry wri,
needs accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
,".u i.,' Ir e p. n'.:.'.' : 1 ir"' n ..e aii' arice
Pleas .:c-.nlal C.-.Lin 4drnr,,-iisrai,.:.r, 31 339' E
Ma:,:lerny A'.e nu. Macleriny Florid 32063.
Telephone 19gC0 259.3121 Airn,,r 2 workng days
... your recpil or InhI rj umenl II you are hear-
ng :or ...:ce r mpare,. c:3ll 1.800.9.55.8771
Clerk of Courts
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
Butler'& Hosch, P.A. :
3185 S. Conway Rd., Ste. E.
Orlando, Florida 32812
Telephone: (407) 381-5200
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY. FLORIDA
FILE NO.: 02-2005-CP-0034
IN.RE ESTATE OF
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The adm,nr,,irsir, of lre estate of Asuncion
Cruo,.. ae-ceaseo File Jurnb-er 02-2005-CP-0034,
is pending, n ire Pr'.-'aie Coun, Baker County,
Florda, I5e addires. i Ar.,1 r,~ l s 339 East Mac-
cierniy A.ei.ue &Maccienr,V Florida 32063.
The names and addresses of the personal
represeri lave aro ir e personal representative's
arorney are set lonrr, relovi
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are notified
All persons on whom this notice is served
who have. objections that challenge the validity of
:hre al. the qualifications of the personal repre-
senlative venue, or jurisdiction of this court are
required to file their objections with this court with-
,r. me later ol ir.ree mrins, ah-r the date of the
lirs pubri'aiion ol Inrs noti:e or thirty days after
the dale of service of a 3 'Opy Of this rniice on
All creditors of ihe de:edent ana .:.iner per
sons having claims or demands 3aga-l dece
denis estaie including unmatured coningeni or
unllqudaled claS,,T, on whom a copy of this no-
lice ,s served. ritnin three months after the date
o ire first publication of this notice must file their
clam with this court within the later of three
months after the date of the first publication of this
notice or thirty days after the date of service of a
copy of this notice on them.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this
court within three monthsafter the date of the first
publication of this notice.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
SThe date of the first publication of this notice
is July 14, 2005.
Attorney for personal representatives:
FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., ESQUIRE
Florida Bar No.: 142990
445 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063
Telephone: (904) 259-3155
Janis L. Crow
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT
OF ORDINANCES OF
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, August 2, 2005 at 6:01 p.m. the
Baker County Board of County Commissioners during regular meeting to be held
at the BaRer County Administration Building. 55 North Third Street, Macclenny,
FL will consider the following Ordinances on Second Reading:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-19
AN ORDINANCE OF BAKER COUNTY FLORIDA,,AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 91-21,
AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT AMENDMENT
PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED IN: SECTION 163, FLORIDA STATUTES, PROPOSING AN
AMENDM ENT TO THE FUTURE LAN D USE ELEMENT AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP.
OF THE ADOPTED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, WITH RESPECT TO A PARCEL OF LAND
BEING APPROXIMATELY 347.20 ACRES IN SIZE, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION
SUBMITTED.BY GLEN PLANTATION, LTD; PROVIDING FOR A CHANGE IN LAND USE
'CLASSIFICATION FROM AGRICIULTULRE ZONES A AND B TO RESIDENTIAL ZONE D;i
PROVIDING SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-20
AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY OF BAKER, FLORIDA, REZONING 347.20 ACRES OF
REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY GLEN PLANTATION,,LTD FROM AG 10 AND AG 7.5 TO
SRC 1; PROVIDING SEVERABILITYAND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-21
AN ORDINANCE OF BAKER COUrNTY. FLORIDA, AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 1-1,
AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT AMENDMENT
PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED IN SECTION 163, FLORIDA STATUTES, PROPOSING AN.
AMNENDMENT'TO THE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT.AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP
OF THE ADOPTED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, WITH RESPECT TO A PARCEL OF LAND
BEING APPROXIMATELY 28 ACRES IN. SIZE, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION SUB-
MITTED BY GLEN ST. MARY NURSERIES; PROVIDING FORA CHANGE IN LAND USE
CLASSIFICATION FROM AGRICULTURE ZONE B TO COMMERCIAL; PROVIDING SEV-
ERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-23
SAN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY OF BAKER, FLORIDA, AMENDING ORDINANCE
NO. 91-1, AS AMENDED, ADOPTING A LARGE SCALE TEXT AMENDMENT TO THE
FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT; AMENDING POLICY A.1.9.3 OF THE FUTURE LAND
USE ELEMENT; RELATING TO THE LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT AMENDMENT
PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED IN SECTION 163, FLORIDA STATUTES, PROVIDING SEV-
ERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Said proposed Ordinances may be inspected by the public at the Baker County Planning Department, 81'
North Third Street, Macclenny. Florida from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an inter-
preter to participate in this proceedifig should contact the Administration Department at (904) 259-3613
at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing.
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, July 14, 2005 Page Eight
Charles Daniel Goldsmith, 66,
of Glen St. Mary died July 9, 2005
at his residence. He was a native
of Georgia and made Glen St. Ma-
ry his home for the past 45 years.
He retired from the State of Flori-
da as an agricultural inspector with
25 years of service. He was a US
Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Mr. Goldsmith was predeceased
by parents John H. and Emma M.
Reynolds Goldsmith. Survivors in-
clude his wife of 40 years, Linda
Goldsmith; sons Charles Gold-
smith (Lea), Daniel Adam Gold-
smith and Brian Goldsmith of Glen
St. Mary; daughters Sharon Trous-
dale (James) and Tina Goldsmith
of Glen St. Mary; three brothers
and six sisters; 12 grandchildren
and one great grandchild.
A service was.held July 12 at
Glen Friendship Tabernacle with
Pastor Albert Starling officiating.
Interment followed at Macedonia
Cemetery in Macclenny. V. Todd
Ferreira Funeral Services of Mac-
clenny was in charge of arrange-
dies at age 70
Betty Jean Fletcher Hackett, 70,
of Glen St. Mary died July 11,
2005 at St. Vincent's Medical
Center. She was born January 24,
1935 in Fitzgerald, Ga., and lived
in Jacksonville prior to moving to
Glen St. Mary in 1993.
Mrs. Hackett was predeceased
by daughter Teresa Jean Gill; par-
ents James W. and Willowise
Jones Fletcher. Survivors include
grandchildren Ashley Crossland of
Glen St. Mary and Danyel Gill of
Macclenny; sister Linda Spagen of
Naples, Fla.; brother Ralph Fletch-
er (Doris) of Sanderson.
A graveside service was held
July 13 at 2:00 pm at Taylor Cem-
tierN v. ith Pastor,Jim Cox ofticiat.-
iig. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Ser-
vices of Macclenny was in charge
S uSun la) Ew
for Jack Mealor
Jack Edward Mealor, 55, of
Jacksonville died July 11, 2005.
He was born March 26, 1950.
Mr. Mealor was predeceased by
parents Gene and Erma Mealor.
Survivors include his wife of 23
years, Denese Mealor; son James;
daughters Megan Hall (Ronnie)
and Kaitlin; brother Ray Mealor;
sister Susan Gordon.
The family received friends on
July 13 from 6-8 pm at Prestwood
Funeral Home of Baldwin. A ser-
vice was held Thursday, July 14 at
the Westside Family Worship Cen-
ter in Jacksonville with Revs. Ed-
ward Sapp and Linda Sparks offi-
ciating. In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions may be made to World Vis-
ion in honor of Jack Edward Meal-
or, PO Box 9716, Department W,
Federal Way, WA 98063-9716.
of Baldwin dies
Jeffrey Clark Sessions, 48, of
Baldwin died.July 9, 2005 at his
home following a lengthy illness.
He was born February 1, 1957.
He was predeceased by parents
James and Mary Benery Sessions.
Survivors include sister Cheryl
Speiner; nephews Mathew and
Luke; aunt Barbara Benery.
A graveside service was held Ju-
ly 14 at 11:00 am at Long Branch
Cemetery with Bro. Dale Hodges
officiating. Prestwood Funeral
Home of Baldwin was in charge of
S Mt. Zion N.C.
I Hw. 121 N. 259-4461
Sunday\ School 10 0il
Sunday' morning service 11-00
Sunday\ night senice 6:00
VWed. service -:00 p.m. ,j-.
THE CHURCH TH.
RE .B' _', CR E : '
SE.. E!,fE ItVELCOMOt. ||
,as,t:'h Rca'. Bobl',bi Griffin i
F. IF' T A F % 1 FB I NI F CC
-1 C I F N N N
h i i
)rn in, %%ir~hip
lj:'I a Wdn,.-Am Bildll SSimb
111: 15 am rhurda I'juth
:lllI pm i
Star Tallant, 3,
funeral July 11th
Star MacKenzie Tallant, 3, of
Macclenny died July 5, 2005 at
her home in.Macclenny. She was
born February 3, 2002 in Benton-
She is survived by her father
Thomas Raymond Fleissner of
Macclenny; mother Kimberly Tal-
lant of Jacksonville; grandmother
Mary Tallant of Ark.; grandparents
Roger and Mary Bezona of Mac-
A service was held July 11 at V.
Todd Ferreira Funeral Home of
Macclenny with Pastor David
A benefit gospel concert for Ra-
mona Brazell of the Brazells will
be held Saturday, July 16 at 5:30
pm at Russell Baptist Church of
Green Cove Springs.
The sing will feature Vonnie
Woods, Jimmy Weeks, Brad Weeks,
The Basford Brothers Quartet,
Holy Ground Trio, Pure Heart and
The Harper Brothers. Refresh-
ments will be served. For informa-
tion, call (904) 945-5410 cell, or
The First United Methodist
Church of Macclenny Clothes
Closet will have a clothing drive
on Saturday, July 16 from 9-11
am. You may bring your unneeded
children's clothes. They should be
clean, folded and gently used.
Thank you for your donations. For
more information, call 259-7494.
The New Taylor Singers will.
perform on Sunday, July 17 at
6:00 pm at First Assembly of God
' of Macdlenny;
St. James Episcopal Church
Minnesi-ta Ave. Mac.tenny, Fla.
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am
McCray's Chapel Church will
have a special service titled Men
'Standing Up for God on July 16 at
For more information, call Ver-
dell Morgan at 755-9053.
For the past two weeks, the Mac-
clenny Senior Center, four Clay
County centers and Second Har-
vest food bank have been happy
recipients of thousands of eggs left
over as Billy and Peggy Kinghorn
retired from their poultry business.
The Council.on Aging obtains
USDA commodity foods on a quar-
terly basis for distribution to Baker
County seniors. Commodities will
be ready for pick up at the Senior
Center from 9:00 am-4:00 pin on
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 19-
20. Current CoA commodity cli-
ents will be contacted by phone.
The Council Advisory Council
and site participants are collecting
items for a giant August yard sale.
The sale will be held Friday and
Saturday, August 19-20, at the fair-
grounds. All proceeds will benefit
the center's Senior Activities group.
To donate, call 259-2223 for pick up.
for the week of July 18-22
MONDAY: Chicken & rice, Oriental
vegetables, cornbread, gelatin w/topping
TUESDAY: Beef stew & rice, stewed
vegetables, biscuit, banana pudding and
WEDNESDAY: Cheesburger on bun,
potato salad, tomatoes, pickles, fruit mix
THURSDAY: Battered fish, coleslaw,
roll, cake w/icing and milk,
FRIDAY: Smoked sausage, rice, stewed
tomatoes, cornbread, lemon pudding and
4 pm Monday
Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. WeJ. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.NM.
'Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
'; \\'Wed Bible StLidv\
u : ... :Sl.I pm ,
.:'' '. ,S, F. .IMini.,ur
-.S.y Night-....am P.. Kit'hing
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
Je us Is ihe Lejder
Pastor Rev. Ernie Terrell
CR 127 N., SANDERSON, FL
SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:00 AM
MORNING WORSHIP 11:OO AM
SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM
WED. EVENING PRAYER SERV. 7:30 PM
PASTOR: ORAL E.LYONS
i /FAITH BIBLE"
SFirst United FAITH BIBLE
Methodist CHURCH Cor n
Chulrch.l \ew Hop /for the C minmI'l
Fite Churche Road
93 N. 5th St., Macclenny- 259- i.1 H, 12 Srnder.rn, FL
Sunday School:' 10:00 am
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Youth: 6:00 pm Sunday Moning \orship 11:00a.m.
Wednesday Dinner: 5:45 pm ed.Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Dinner: 5:45 pmS
Wednesday Worship: 6:15 pmunNigh i 7:00p.m.
S.Inhn I Hnav .I Patnr \ Fidelfll: lia'ms-Pastor
I "The Spirit Fillina Church" I
Ix* ..;-- <
Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us
Glen Friendhip Tabernacle
Clinton Ave. Glen St. Mary
WJXR Radio Service Sunday 8:30 am
Morning Worship Service 10:30 am
Children's Church 11:30 am
Evangelistic 6:00 pm
Bible Study (Wed.) 7:30 pm
Rev. Albert Sjarling Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521
First Baptist Church
GLEN ST. MARY,, FLORIDA
iSunday School 9:45 AM Sunday Morning Worship 11 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6 PM
r B Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 PM
to Baker; Pastor Tim Patterson
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor
Michael D. Schatz, Associate Pastor
The Baker County Recreation Task Force
will hold a public meeting on Thursday, July
21, 2005 at 1:30 pm at the Baker County
Commission Chambers, located at 55 N.
Third Street, Macclenny, FL 32063, for the
sole purpose of discussing a grant application
to be submitted to thfe Department of
Environmental Protection, Florida
Recreational Development Assistance
Program for the development of St. Mary's
Shoals. The public or any interested persons
are invited to attend.
For further information, please contact Mr.
Bobby Hancock, Project Manager at (904)
Sunday, July 24-
Friday, July 29
7:00 pm nightly
ro. James Taylor, speaker
Moniiac Baptist Church
Pastor: Rev. Bill Joris
H.A. / 18 15 o. Mocniac.' Ga.
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59-4940 Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny
Sunday School 10:00
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00
Wednesday Night Service 7:00
Radio WJXR 92.1 Sunday 9:15
Sunday School 10:00 am
Common Ground Sunday 11:00 am
Common Ground Wed. (Teens) 7:00 pm
God Kids Sunday 11:00 am
God Kids Wednesday 7:00 pm
First Baptist Church
CR 229 S., Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 10:00 am
I Sun. Morning Worship 11:00 am
SSun. Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study 7:00 pm
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Nominee veterans for honor
Don and Billie Oliver of Mac-
clenny celebrated their 50th wed-
ding anniversary June 29th. They
marked the occasion with a family.
reunion of their four children and
their families: Jimmy and Nancy
Oliver of Taylor and their sons
Bobb% and Dusti of lacclenny;
Mike and Debbie Oliver of Sandia
Park, N.M. and daughter Katie: Jo-
ann Oliver of Auburn, Calif. and
daughter Cr.stal of Orange City.
Fla.; Rodney and Sharon Oliver of
Grand Rapids, Mich., and their
children Jenessa and Kevin. The
families met in Chattanooga, Tenn.,
and spent a week seeing all the
Don and Billie met and were
married in the Rochester. linn.,
area. Don got a job with IBM,
where he worked for 32 years,
transferring to Boca Raton, Fla., in
1972. There Billie worked for 20
years with FP&L. After Don's re-
tirement in 1987 and Billie's in
1992, they moves to Baker Count\
in 2001 to be near son Jimm).
Their family wishes all of God's
blessing on them and a prayer for
many more happy) )ears together.
The Toston-La Frans' Funeral
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gat _ring foat the B'aikr Countv
They invite you to join them at
499 9th St. in Macclenn\ on July
16 from 12:30-6:30 pm. There will
be barbeque, Christian entertain-
ment with games, fun and prizes.
For more information, call (904)
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July 16th vows
Mary and Cind. Conner of Tay-
lor and Jerry and Kim Jackson of
Macclenny are pleased to an-
nounce the upcoming marriage of
their children, Melissa Kay Con-
ner and Bradley Edwin Jackson.
They will wed on July 16 at 5:00
pm at First Baptist Church in Glen
Madison and Myles Morrison
and Gabby Starling are proud to
announce the birth of brother Aden
James Starling on July 7 at Baptist
Medical Center. He weighed eight
pounds one ounce and \was 21
Proud parents are Carrie Jesse-
man and Adam Starling of Mac-
clenny. Grandparents are Jimmy
and Renee Jesseman, George and
Ann Crawford, Escow\ and Glenda
Starling of Macclenn).
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Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Hartley of
Nlacclenny are pleased to an-
nounce the engagement of daughter
Brandi Ka e to James C. Hodges.
son of \janesaj Ta\ lor-Harrell of
Glen St. Mary and J.C. Hodges of
The couple plan to marry Au-
gust 27 at Christian Fellowship
Thanks so much
The senior citizens at the Coun-
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special thanks to Mr. and Mrs.
Kinghom for the eggs they are do-
nating to us. and Diane Williams
for delivering them.
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Congressman Ander Crenshaw
I will honor the contributions of all
World War II veterans during a fall
ceremony by presenting them with
certificates of Special Congres-
sional Recognition to commemo-
rate the 60th anniversary of the
end of World War II.
Congressman Crenshaw is call-
ing on all World War II veterans
who served on active duty at any
time between December 7, 1941
and December 31, 1946 and reside
within the Fourth Congressional
District of Florida to contact his
office or go to his website to ob-
tain an application.
To determine eligibility for the
certificate, veterans must complete
an application and submit a copy
of their service discharge docu-
The deadline for submitting an
application for this year's ceremo-
ny is September 30. Applications
may be obtained at Crenshaw.-
house.gov or by contacting his lo-
cal offices at (904) 598-0481 or
(386) 365-3316 or for those in the
850 area code, 888-755-5607.
Completed applications and
documentation should be mailed
to 1061 Riverside Avenue, Suite
100, Jacksonville, FL 32204.
NEF Agency on
The Northeast Florida Area
SAgency on Aging \\ill hold anad-
visory council meeting on July 21
at 1:00 pm at Wolfe Conference
Room of Flagler Hospital in St.
Augustine. The purpose of this
meeting is for general ad\isor\
There is also a Board of Direc-
tors meeting on July 27 at 1:00 pm
in the same place. The purpose of
this meeting is for general board
business and voting on committee
The public is welcome at both
meetings. Copies of agendas may
be obtained by contacting the
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON ADOPTION OF
LARGE SCALE AMENDMENTS TO THE BAKER
COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
The Baker County Commission will hold a Public Hearing to consider adoption of amendments to
the adopted Baker County Comprehensi\e Plan as required b\ the Florida Department of
Community Affairs, pursuant to Florida Statutes, Section 163.
THE PROPOSED LARGE SCALE AMENDMENT PACKAGE CPA-05-01 CONSISTS OF
CHANGES TO THE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP
CHiANGING THE LAND USE OF APPROXIMATELY 347.20 ACRES FROI AGRICULTURE
ZONES A AND B TO RESIDENTIAL ZONE D (GLEN PLANTATION, LTD. APPLICATION);
AND CHANGING THE LAND USE OF 28 ACRES FROM AGRICULTURE ZONE B TO
COMMERCIAL. (GLEN ST. ML-ARY NURSERIES): ANIENDING POLICY. 1.9.3 OF THE
FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT; RELATING TO THE LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT
AMENDMENT PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED IN SECTION 163, FLORIDA STATUTES
(BAKER COUNTY); THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, WHEN AMENDED, bMAY CHANGE
THE USE OF LAND AND MAY AFFECT THE PERMITTED USE OF REAL PROPERTY
WITHIN BAKER COUNTY.
THE BAKER COUNTY COMMISSION ACT-
ING AS THE LOCAL GOVERNING BODY,
4K. ': WILL HOLD AN ADOPTION PUBLIC HEAR-
ING ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2005 AT 6:01
''-PM AT THE BAKER COUNTY ,DMINISTRA-
S TION BUILDING, COMMISSION ROOM, 55
NORTH THIRD STREET, MACCLENNY,
FLORIDA. ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN
-- THIS MATTER MAY APPEAR AND BE
If any member of the public desires to appeal any decision made at this public hearing, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings and for that purpose may need to ensure that he/she transcribe a ver-
batim record of the proceedings, which record would include the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons) needing a spe-
cial accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the
Administration Department at (904) 259-3613 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing.
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League denies protest;
Yulee eliminates Baker
BY LAURA BETH BRINER
The Little League district tour-
nament game between the Baker
County and Yulee major division
teams was postponed last week
after a protest about the eligibility
of Yulee's pitcher.
The protest was lodged by
Highlands, which had lost to
Yulee July 7 in the tournament,
which was held at the Knabb
Yulee was forced to use its
backup pitcher when its starter
came down with appendicitis. Af-
ter its 7-1 victory, Yulee was slat-
ed to play Baker County in the
semifinals Friday afternoon.
Highlands, however, questioned
the pitcher's eligibility, claiming
he didn't play the required 50 per-
cent of league games.
Phil Duval, president of Baker
County Little League, said the
protest was sent to the regional
office, which couldn't make a de-
From there it went to the Na-
tional Little League offices in
Williamsport, Pa. Officials there
asked for more documentation
and by game time on Friday, a de-
cision still hadn't been reached,
so the Baker-Yulee game was
postponed until Saturday morn-
By then, officials had rejected-
the protest, ruling that the Yulee
pitcher was eligible.
Yulee went on to defeat Baker,
eliminating the hosts from the
Baker had lost to the Navy Ortega
League July 7.
Yulee was scheduled to play
NOL for the championship.
In other Little League tourna-
Baker County I beat Arlington
on July 8 in the 9- to 10-year-old
division, and lost to San Mateo
the next day. They were sched-
uiled to play the winner of the St.
Augustine vs. Highlands 2 on Ju-
.Baker Counts II ~%is climinat-
.ed from the tournament.
l'e .HJuTi: division; B'ks-r-
County beat -ighlands and San
Mateo last week and were sched-
uled to play Arlington July 11.
In the Senior division, Baker
County lost to Highlands July 6
after beating Yulee and losing to
San Mateo. The second loss elim-
The 11-year-olds were sched-
uled to begin their competition
against Arlington July 12.
The Knabb Sports Complex
will play host to the Section 3 Fi-
nals. Section 3 encompasses our
own District 11, and Districts 19
and 22, which means that teams
from as far away as Port St. John
will be playing here at the end of
There will football and cheer-
leader sign-ups every Saturday in
July from 8:00 am to noon. There
will be three opportunities in Au-
gust on August 2 and 4 from 5-8
pm, and final sign-up August 6
from 8:00 am to noon.
All sign-ups are at Memorial
Field behind the BP station on US
90. The fee for joining is $45, and a
copy of birth.certificate and proof
of insurance are required.
For anyone interested in coach-
ing little league football or cheer-
leading, there is a mandatory
coaches' meeting on Monday July
18 at 7:00 pm. There is a second
meeting on Monday, August 1 at
Until the Fat Lady Sings
OBSERVATIONS BY BOB GERARD
As anyone who knows me will
be quick to tell you, I am an abso-
lute fanatic about the Olympic
Games. One of my best times was
attending the 1996 Games in At-
lanta, and I follow them every four
The Olympics have been in the
news twice this week even though
they are still a couple of years off.
Early last week, London was nam-
ed as the site of the 2012 Games,
setting off celebrations in that city
that were unfortunately) dampened
the next day by the terrorist attack
in the city's subways and on a dou-
ble decker bus.
The other Olympic news was
certainly more American in nature.
The International Olympic Com-
mittee voted to remove baseball
and softball from the Games. The
two sports have been contested as
full Olympic events in Sydney and
*The IOC's reasoning was that
the sports are "too American." In
other words, they are not played
around the world. I was a little
baffled by this.
I suppose softball may be an
American sport. Certainly the
.American squad dominated in Sd-
ney and Athens. Oniv fh- -istrali-
n-,-4Uvh:.c been compe1iii\e a gaini-...
the American t.ajm led by Dot
But baseball? Granted, baseball
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August 2nd & 4th
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| Saturday, August 6
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Fee-$45 Copy of Birth Certificate & proof of insurance
isn't played throughout the world,
but it is played in enough places to
warrant its inclusion as an Olym-
pic sport. Baseball is huge in Cen-
tral America and the Caribbean. It
is also very big in the far east, with
Japan being a baseball superpow-
er. Taiwan also is a baseball power
and it is that country's most popu-
lar sport. All you have to do is
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I would say baseball is at least as
international as some full Olympic
Team handball is played pri-
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NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING
ON THE ADOPTION OF AN
ORDINANCE RELATING TO
ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN
LANDS CONTIGUOUS TO THE
TOWN OF GLEN ST. MARY
The Town Council of the Town of Glen St. Mary
proposes to adopt Ordinance No. 2005-05 providing
for acceptance of a voluntary annexation request
from Judge Ray Gatlin and Gerra Lee Gatlin to
annex approximately 148.3 acres of land into the
corporate limits of the Town of Glen St. Mary. The
subject property is undeveloped and lies east of
Wildcat Drive and north of US Highway 90 (see
map below). A complete legal description of the
subject property by metes and bounds may be
Obtained from the office of the Town Clerk.
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A public hearing on the adoption of the propose ordi-
nance, pursuant to Section 171.044, Florida Statutes,
\ill be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at Town Hall.
The Town Council meeting will begin at 7:00 pm and
the public hearing will be held shortly after the meet-
ing is called to order. Interested persons may appear
at the hearing and be heard regarding the adoption of
the proposed amendment.
SThe proposed ordinance is available for review at the Town
Clerk's Office, Town Hall, on Monday through Friday during
regular business hours. Should any person decide to appeal any
decision made as a result of this hearing, such person will need a
record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of theses proceedings is made. In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceed-
ing'should contact the Town Clerk at (904) 259-3777 at least 48
hours prior to the time of the hearing.
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BBQ? Check out Rhonda's
BY BOB GERARD
Features and Comment
I am always on the search for
good barbecue. Barbecue is such a
personal food aligned to personal
tastes, that what is good barbecue
for one person isn't good barbecue
for another. For some people,..bar-
becue should be smothered in
sauce. For others, the idea of sauce
corrupting the taste of good smok-
ed meat is scandalous.
I have found good barbecue
joints (they aren't restaurants to a
barbecue fan, they're joints) all
over the country. When I write
about them, I invariably have peo-
ple come back and tell me how
awful they were,.and if usually re-
volves around the sauce or no sauce
I've eaten at a hole-in-the-wall
barbecue joint in Dallas with an
hour-long wait where you don't
even get silverware. The barbecue
is stacked on a piece of white bread
and served on a sheet of wax pa-
per. Don't you dare ask for sauce
or somebody wearing a rodeo
buckle will look at you and say,
"You ain't from around here, are
Rhonda's Diner, just over the
state line in St. George, Ga., caters
to both tastes. You can get a big
basket of ribs or pork butt that is
completely naked of any sauce.
Then, if you so choose, you can
smother it with a tangy tomato-
based barbecue sauce.
Rhonda's Diner isn't a complete
mystery to Baker Countians.
When I was there for my sister-in-
law Debbie Norman's birthday,
there were a number of Baker
County barbecue fans at Rhonda's.,
Rhonda's Diner is all about the
food. It is a diner pure and simple.
Don't expect a lot of ambience or.
ferns or atmosphere. It's a barbe-
cue joint and that's the way I like
;it. There's no frills here, except
maybe for. the piano in the corer
that patrons have been known to
It's the barbecue that counts at
Rhonda's and you can taste why. I
went on a Friday, when patrons
were ordering one of the three spe-
cials. You could have fried catfish,
ribs or butt. I had the ribs and my
wife had the butt. I don't think you
could go wrong with any of the
The special came with potato
salad, baked beans, cole slaw and
bread. In short, all the barbecue fa-
vorites were there to be had. The
potato salad had a little more mus-
tard than I like and the cole slaw a
little less horseradish; but again
that's just a matter of taste. But the
beans oh, the beans.
The baked beans could have
been a meal in themselves. I judge
baked beans against Sonny's bak-
ed beans. Though I'm only so-so
on Sonny's barbecue, their beans
are heaven. Rhonda's aren't far be-
hind. Big yum!
As for the ribs, they were plen-
tiful and tasty. They were heavily
smoked, meaty and well-cooked.
These were tender and had a pretty
good amount of meat on each bone.
I fall somewhere in the middle
of the sauce no sauce fight. If I
like the sauce, I will put a little on
the ribs to enhance the taste, but I
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don't smother the ribs. I like a lot
of their original flavor to come
That was not a problem with
Rhonda's ribs. They were flavorful
and the sauce was tangy but not
too hot. It wasn't a heavy taste and
enhanced the flavor of the smoked
meat without taking away from it.
The service was very good and
friendly despite the fact that we
were a very large group. The wait-
ress was always around and ready
to refill our drink glasses.
Rhonda's Diner is only a 15
minute drive north on SR 121 and
well worth the effort. If you are a
barbecue fan like I am, this Diner
is definitely a place to go.
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t Slag driveways
Licensed & Insured
Complete site &
Underground utility contractor
We sell dirt & slag
Mitch Canaday, Jr.
-All types -
Decks & pool decks
Custom barn building-
Tree removal Light hauling
Stump removal ,
We haul or buy junk cars & trucks
We sell horses
24 hour ser ice
Jesus is the Only Way'
Mobile homes $50
2 week special
Light brush mowing
Driveways & Grade work
DESIGN ALT ERNATIVES MACGLEN BUILDERS.
E ,-IER ,
( u-ihm hoIuiI pl.,in
I* tir 'pc cfic.r tion s
Qualified Good references
BUG OUT SERVICE
Rcidni:dl & Commercial'
L.i'..n .& Shrub care
Damage rcpjir : iuarantiee
Free estimates Call today!
Konnie's Klear Pools
We sell & install
DOUGHBOY above-ground pools
Service Renoa ,tins Cleaning
Repairs Chemicals Parts
68S-E \\ e-i Macclenny Ave.
(next to Raynor's Pharmacy)
Spring & Summer hours:
Saturday 10 am 5 pm
After-hours computer repair
graphic'design & writing
Desin / Build
Your pl.jrns ,r our plans
Bi nile\ Rhoden -
Garbage pickup for Baker County
Roll off Dumpstecr "
Kent KirklJnd. Owner/Operator
So many options!
See our catalogs at
The Office Mart
110 South 5th Street
Heating & Air
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #RA13067193, RA#13067194
THE OFFICE MART
Oils, acrylics, watercolors, canvases,
drawing pads & much more!
110 South Fifth Street
Sz~~ati ls~~; ~$ P..~E`~ _1~~~"Pg~[l
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Paint for sale. Interior and interior/ex-
terior paint, latex and oil base. Call for
more information between 4:30-7:30
pm, 259-8013. 7/14p
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half
round foyer console. All pieces are ma-
hogany wood. Southern Charm. 259-
Cribs Forever converts from crib to
toddler to full size bed, matching
hutch,dresser, $500. 259-1180.
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany,
can be seen at Southern Charm. 259-
Trailer, well-built, 4x6, perfect for naul-
ing small ending lawn tractor, only $295.
Good used appliances, 90 day money
back guarantee. 266-4717.
Mahogany secretary, bea
excellent condition. Soutl
2002 Honda TRX500 4 wheeler, 4 1999 Buick LeSabre Limited, leather, Happy Jack mange medicine pro-
wheel drive, new front suspension and loaded, V6, great gas mileage, very motes healing and hair growth to any
brakes, transferable Honda warranty, clean, 73,300 miles, $8700. 259-4455. mange, bare spot on dogs and horses "
$4500. 259-4443 or 904-710-1317. 7/14-21p without steroids. Glen Cash Store 259- ', AGESALE
7/14p 2004 Chevrolet Trail Blazer LS, excel- 2381, www.happyjackinc.com. --,
Pedicure spa, refrigerator and water lent condition, sandstone metallic 6/30-7/21p YARpSAL
heater: Free water bed, you move. (beige), 36,000 miles, only $18,700; Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. .-
259-9128 or 259-3341. 7/14p 1994 Chevrolet 1500 extended cab, Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will AGi
1996 Pursuit by Georgie 31 ft. mo- black, $4000, both garage kept. Call a 259-6786. 11/20tfc .
torhome, 454 V8, 15,390 miles, new 259-0972 or 259-5049. 1 7/14p
fndge and vehicle air, excellent condi- 1997 Chevrolet Silverado, extended
tion. $27.995. 259-3227. 7/14tfc cab pickup, A/C, automatic, stereo, Lost: Brindle colored American Pit
GE Nautilis portable dishwasher, new
$100; antique turn-of-the-century
clothing closet, 7'x4'h', good condition,
$200; 4 new 15" tire and mag rims, fits
small Ford, cost $800 will sell for $400.
Call Mike at 259-5914 or 525-5326.
Green Virginia Premium peanuts, $34
bushel. Truluck Farms, O'Brien, FL.
Hand picked, graded and washed. Call
anytime for directions. Local pickup
available. 386-935-0545 or 386-647-
7968 or 386-647-7969 or 259-2055.
13x7 100 spoke, knockoff, chrome
wheels, perfect chrome, 155-80-R13,
white wall tires, like new, $280. 259-
1988 Chevrolet Celebrity station
wagon, runs but needs work, $450.
Call 275-4563. 7/14p
1998 Saturn SL2, 4 door, automatic,
power windows and door locks, A/C,
sun roof, AM/FM stereo, 83,000 miles,
equipped to use a tow vehicle with
5000 Stowmaster, asking $5000. Call
259-1940 or 588-4564. 7/7-14p
6/2-11/17p 1997 Toyota Camry LE, one owner,
lutiful'piece, very clean, $5000 OBO. 334-2811. ,,
hern Charm 7/1421V-
Bankruptcies, last chance, new laws
soon, divorce, adoptions, deeds, wills,
notary service, etc. Call anytime, John
Swanson, 266-9270. 7/14p
Oils, acrylics, water colors, canvases,
drawing pads and much more! The Of-
fice Mart, 110 S. Fifth Street, 259-
Solid oak corner computer desk, very
good.condition, $400. Call 259-1943
after 6:30 pm. 7/14-21p
The surplus sale for Baker County
School Board is postponed until further
Pea sheller, used once. 259-6494.
2000 Chevy Z71. extended cab, excel-
lent condition, 118,000 miles, $12,500.
259-4725 or 321-230-2459.
1993 Chevrolet Lumina Z34, garage
kept, V6, all power, $4500. 259-7740
after 6:30 pm. 7/14p
1991 Buick Regal GS, V8, white with
bucket seats, body good, runs well,
$1100 OBO. Call 386-266-9728.
1996 Toyota 4 Runner, 6 cylinder, au-
tomatic, leather, sunroof, towing pack-
age, tinted windows, luggage rack,
AM/FM, CD, power windows, excellent
condition, $8000. 259-4443 or 710-
$6500. 259-4573 leave message.
1999 Sebring convertible, cham-
pagne, V6, automatic, power windows
and door locks, cruise control, leather
interior, $6995. 259-4687. 7/14p
Piano lessons, fast, new, easy way.
Limited space. 259-3013. 7/14-21p
Announce the arrival of your "bundle
of joy", 6' stork daily rentals. 259-3803
or 904-571-3703. 7/14-28c
Tree work, trimming and clean up, li-
censed and insured. Call 509-0507 or
588-6687. 6/30-7/21 p
Needed: Four members for small still
hunt club near Glen. For more informa-
tion, call 259-3580. 1 7/14p
Tree trimming removal and clean up.
Licensed and insured. 259-7968.
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in
good condition. Call Karin at Southern
Charm 259-4140. 2/13tfc
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-7968.
Aiy of you gals out there that love to
have get-togethers or need to have a
fund raiser! Call me and have a
Stampin' Up! workshop. No charge -
just prepared to have fun and leave
with a completed card, gift box or
scrapbook page Call Richelle Starling
from Macclenny at 318-4993 or 259-
Miniature chihuhua puppies, short
haired, AKC registered, 8 weeks on
7/16, $425. 537-8542. 7/14-21p
White English Bulldog puppies, CKC,
shots and wormed, POP, 4 males, 3
females, $600, cash only. Call 275-
$100 SIGa N ONU
We have immediate positions for local Class A drivers. Day or night shift
available. Local or OTR. 401K, Health Insurance, Paid Vacation,
Performance and Safety Bonus.
Bull. Had him since a pup. Collar
should have been on him. We love and
miss him. Answers to "Gino." Missing
over July 4th holiday. $20 reward, no
questions when we pickup. Call any-
time 653-1230 or 318-4993 or 502-
Notice to readers:
The newspaper often publishes classified
advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
weight loss products, health products
While the newspaper uses reasonable dis-
cretion in deciding on publication of such
ads. it takes no responsibility as to the truth.
fulness of claims Respondents should use
caution and common sense before sending
any money or making other commitments
based on statements and/or promises, de.
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The Baker County Press
For a motivated, qualified person in
Baker and surrounding counties. Great
part time job with full time potential Ex-
perience in sales helpful. Reply with re-
sume and references to P.O. Box 598,
Macclenny, FL 32063. 6/2tfc
Experienced A/C and duct installers,
up tb $15-per hour Must'nave good-
driving record. 259-8038. 7!14-28p
Tractor mechanic with experience
needed at Maccienny Equipment and
Tractor Sales. Have your own tools.
Please call for an interview at 259-
4277, Monday thru Friday, 9 am to
5:30 pm. 6/30tfc
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools. 259-5877. 12/30tfc
Nail tech needed for a new tanning sa-
lon. 259-5804. 7/7-21p
Friday 8:00 am-2:00
pm, Woodlawn to
Ben Rowe Circle, fol-
low signs. Boy's
clothes size 4-10,
girl's size 16, adult
sizes, lots of house-
forters, sheets, cur-
tains and much more,
lots of good stuff. 2
Friday 7:00 am-?,
US 90 to Lowder St.,
south to Ray Phillips,
straight on Ray Phil-
lips to dirt road, 2nd
doublewide on right.
Large variety A-Z.
Friday 8:00 am-3:00
pm, 10565 St. Mary's
Circle N., Hwy 90 be-
and Glen. 904-759-
Friday & Saturday
7:00 am-?, 229 S.
Lots of baby stuff and
adult clothes, much
Friday & Saturday
8:00 am-2:00 pm,
Lowder St. to Tall
Pine Rd, see sign.
size 3 up to 16,
misc. furniture, girl's
clothes, size 4 to 5,
ladies' pant suits,
size 3, much more. 2
Friday & Saturday
8:00 am-2:00 pm, N.
Sherman Ave., Glen,
follow signs. Large
Local home health care agency seek-
ing PRN registered nurse for local and
surrounding areas. Call 259-3111 for
Now taking applications for desk
clerk Must be able to work all three
shifts. Apply in person at Travelodge,
1651 S. 6th St., Macclenny, from 9:00
am-3:00 pm. No phone calls. 7/14c
New pre-school looking for lull and
part time help. 259-1373 7/14-21p
Little Caesar's. We're growing! Com-
pany growth has created the need for
motivated, friendly people to join our
management team in Macclenny. As-
sistant managers may apply in person
at Little Caesars, 698 W. Macclenny
Ave. Manager trainees please send re-
sume to Little Caesars, 1606 NW 10th
St., Ocala, FL 34475. 7/7-14c
Saturday 8:00 am-
2:00 pm, River Oaks
Drive, Glen, follow
signs. Good stuff. 3
Saturday 8:00 am-?,
5752 George Hodges
Rd. Sale held under
barn. Washer and
dryer $50, tool box,
gang box, much
Saturday 8:00 am-
noon, 125 N. 1 mile,
look for signs.
clothes, more. 3 fami-
George Taber Blvd
across from First
Baptist Glen. Solid
wood computer table,
TV stand, dish-
washer, ceiling fans,
baby items, toys and
much more. Multi-
family. Rain or shine,
under covered area.
Experienced plumber's helper
needed. Must have driver's license and
be able to pass drug test. 275-2683.
Hair stylist/nail tech needed for down-
town salon. 259-2387 or 259-5400.
Get your Class B CDL for only
$250.00. We train. 904-777-5995.
-. -" '7/T-14pO ~
Cooks needed. Apply in person at
Ronie's Foods, US 90 in Glen St.
Hiring day shift and night shift bar-
tenders. Country Club Lounge 259-
5636 ask for Tabatha. 7/14c
Drivers and owner operators, South-
east runs only! Top earnings. Great
benefits. CDL-A, 1 year OTR experi-
Recruiting: 800-274-4110. 7/14c
WE SELL PROPERTY FAST!!
LET US SELL YOURS...
Land- Located in Lancaster Glen
4'/2 miles west of Macclenny. Easy
access to US Hwy. 90 and 1-10.
Lot #1- 11.74 acres $76,310
Lot #4- 12.11 acres $78,715
Lot #11- 14 acres $98,000-Pending
Lot #15- 10 acres $65,000
Lot #18- 15 acres $67,500-Pending
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 & MH or,
build your dream home. $125,000.
Nice Affordable Home 3 bed-
room, 2 bath doublewide with large
deck on city lot. CH/A, vinyl siding
with shingle roof. Close to every-
thing. Only $64,900.
10 Acres with 2400+ sq.ft. MH 4
BR, 2 BA, FPL, stainless steel
appliances, split floor plan, eat-in
kitchen, 2004 Homes of Merit in
very good condition. Greenhouse &
storage bldg. $165,000. Additional
10 acres available for $65,000.
Great starter home or rental.
Doublewide on 2.5 acres, 3 BR, 2
BA, 9 Ir ture
paved CR 125 north of Glen St.
Mary. Affordably priced at
$6~,00. Reduced to $65,000.
10 Acre Tract zoned for MH and
horses. Located in a newly devel-
and n -es.
County maintained road. No home
owner association $65,000.
Commercial Lot 14,000 sq. ft.
100 ft. frontage on SR 121. Located
between Waffle House and Day's
Inn, adjacent to i-10. $125,000.
2 Commercial Buildings Both
occupied and located in very busy
area across from Winn-Dixie
Shopping Center. Each unit has
1000 SF Priced at $129,000 each.
Lot on Little St. Mary's River,
conveniently located between
Glen St. Mary and Macclenny.
This heavily wooded lot is restrict-
ed to site built homes only. -'/ acre
+ priced at $34,000.
Nice Building Lot- 1.05 acre in
Oakridge (Off of Bob Burnsed Rd.)
North ~ y' yet ially
cleared l on.
Restricf f only.
High and dry with some trees.
Priced at $29,900
Country Living Oak Hill Road.
2.5 acres w/1999 doublewise. Over
2000 SF. 4 BR/2BA, CH/A. Come
live in the country for $99,000.
Serving ALL your real estate needs!
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
with its 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
Ten Acre Tract Nice ten acre
tract in Baker County. Approx-
imately ten year old planted pines.
Zoned for horses. Close to US
Hwy. 90 on Arnold Rhoden Rd.
Mobile homes welcome. 2.5
acres with several nice trees
including 2 ;agrei ne'can trees.
SmalIl 'fTJ perty.
Loi0a y td.
Two homes in Jax Very nice
area on Hecksher Drive in
Jacksonville. This area is known
as Jacksonville's Silver Lining-
North Florida's Keys. Two small
homes on approximately 1/2 acre
each. These homes could be
removed to build your dream
home. Reduced to $250,000.
Jsie ais aesAsoit
I ': IP~Li~
Log scaler/shipping coordinator. MiRi-
mum 2 year degree with Forestry or
IBusiness Management. Starting salary
$13.22-$14.25. We are an EEOC,
Drug free workplace. 401k, Apply at
Gilman Building Products, 6640 CR
'218, Maxville, FL or fax resume to 904-
289-7736. 7/14-21 c
New coffee house/deli opening very
soon. Top pay, all shifts. For.an inter-
view, call 904-885-1692. 7/14p
Be an Avon rep, earn 50%,, total in-
vestment $10. Retirement and medical
Plans available. 1-866-665-2866:.
Reliable person needed for-part-tini
grounds maintenance; mowing, trim
ming, some light repairs; mechanic
ability and experience very helpful
flexible hours; reply with personal ref
erences to: P.O. Box 598, Macclenny
FL 32063. 7/14-21p
Adjunct Instructors Needed Beginning
ANATOhM & PHYSIOLOGY Requires
laser's degree ith IS graduate hours in
discipline. Day and night mstruiors needed
Contact: Paula CLfuenles il' 3St-"54-4-_2l:1or
College LevelMath Instructors for College
Algebra & Math for Liberal'Arts Requires-.
Masters Degree with 18 graduate hours in
discipline. Day and night instructors needed.
Preparatiory' Leel Math Instructors
Requires Nlinrum of Bachelor's dcegee
Diy and night insrracors needed Coniatc
Paula Cifuentes i' 386-754--426) or e-mail.
TEACHER PREPARATION ACADE-
MY Requires Malsir's degree with I.S grad-
uate hours in Educaiion Must ha%- t cen
teaching m a school district within last ro
years. Nanonal Board Centfication preferred
Contact: Tracy Hickman t@3,6S-754-4324 or
PATIENT CARE ASSISTANT PRO-
GRM-" Pan-time instrncior for clinicallab
200) hours total. 9/6-10.210h5 Must hate FL
RN hLcense and 2 years recent e\penence in
3actil oorg leon rm care (I Posiiuon i Coniact
Robbie Carson at carsonri'lakeci rcc.edu. or
STAFF .-SSISTANT I: This is a par-time
lemporar. clerical position in the LibrarN
working at the circulation desk on etenings
and Srturdays High school diploma or
equivaleni wilh 2 years clerical experience
Computer. verbal and reading slkils neces-
sar.. $8 95 hrL Application deadline. Jtdy 21.
2i1.5 Applic-anions a\aulblk on ueb at:
-wv. .lakecir, cc.edu
Ptrirni, interested in adjunci pcoinons nnusi
stlbti u Colle' apphli.-:'jun a,J dshliuldJpr,.-
i :' /=l,. e."tt",i'f' i.'l trai s.:rH I Mll ./;".'V .-O
an otifcirdi-ransltanonana-evaluanon. .---
Gary Boencher, Humran Resources
Lake Cir' Community College
149 SE College Place. Lake City FL 320 25
Phone: 38b 754.4314 Fa\ 386 754 1594
LCCC iwscciedilcd by ihi Comm,,sion rin
Collc g,,s of h. Southem rn,.sciaiwaion fi Colctge,
and Schools VP,'AD,-\.E EO) Collge in
Education & Emrplo\metni
Dump truck driver and dozer opera-
tor. Buddy Franks Construction. 591-
Huddle House franchise opportunity.
Build-to-suit, available in Macclenny.
Everyone knows a House is a good in-
vestment! Put our 40 years of experi-
'ence and sales growth to.work for you!
Contact us at: www.huddlehouse.com
nr 800-868-5700nn 7/14n
CD returns not up to par? 12-15% re-
turns guaranteed and 100% secured
by real estate. Local investments.
George Knabb, Jr. 904-219-0480.
R l tate
By owner: 2200 sq. ft. CH/A, brick, 3
BR, 2.5 BA, tile, appliances, front and
rear porches, fireplace, 2 car Crews
.Road in Glen St. Mary, $185,000. 259-,
House in Glen St. Mary, located within
10 minutes of schools and shopping:
This 2500 sq. ft., 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 car
garage home on 1'/4 acre is a must see
with its family friendly neighborhood,
$199,000. 259-8075, please leave ,,
S3 BR, 2 BA house, open floor plan,
new roof, new vinyl siding, large front
porch, 1.89 acres with above ground
pool, storage sh.ed, $128,000. 259-
4770 or 653-1302. 6/30-7/14p
1927 sq. ft., 4 BR, 2 BA beautiful
styling, vaulted great room, high ceil-
ings, on .75 acre, natural setting, new
2004. 259-5992 or 334-5914. 7/7tfc
$84,000-New frame home. 3 BR,, 1 BA,
tile flooring, living room. kitcen/dining
room combo, on 1/2 acre lot in Kings
Manor. Sanderson. All electric appli-
ances. Owner willing to finance.
Please call 259-2255. 6/30tfc
Ready Aug./Sept. New home, 2400
sq. ft., 5 BR, 2 BA on quiet .67 acre lot.
Contract now pick color/trim options.
FSBO: 3 BR, 2 BA brick home within
city limits, $120,000. Call Tony at 860-
0861 or 259-3269 leave message.
2 BR, 1 BA on city lot in Glen St. Mary,
800 sq. ft., $49,000. 616-0965. 7/14p
2 years new, stucco and stone on 1
acre lot in beautiful Copper Creek, 3
BR, 3 BA, formal living/study, huge
great room. All the up-grades!! Granite
counter tops in kitchen, hardwood
floors, ceramic tile and marble counter
tops in bathrooms. 2390 sq. ft. living
soace. $265.000. Call 259-1318 or 904-
1 BR furnished house in city, available
August 1. $400 deposit. $425 rent.
1 BR, 1 BA apartment, $425 per
-month, $400 deposit. 334-1902 or 874-
:1 BR apartment. 259-3227. 7/7tfc.
3 BR, 2 BA buck house on 2.24 acres,
fenced barn, brick fireplace, $1300 per
,month, 1st, last and deposit. 259-5313.
Mobile homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-
860-4604 or 259-6156. 31 7tic
1 acre lot for mobile home in Macedo-
nia area off Odis Yarborough. Call
Brian at 759-5734 or 259-6735. 3/24tfc
3 BR mobile homes for rent, no pets.
lawn maintenance included. Rent from
$450-$575 per month. 10 minutes
north of Macclenny. 912-843-8118.
2 BR, 1 BA in Cozy Corners, Glen
St.Mary. lawn service trash and water
provided, CH/A, $500 per month, 1st,
last and $300 deposit 259-7335.
Lake Front at Ocean Pond
SWilling to pay top dollar!!
r" Practical Nursing Degree Program
LAKE CITY Full-time Tenured Track Position
crouN.. "il"Li 228 Duty Days
BSN in Nursing. State of Florida Licensed RN. or license eligible, and 3 ~earc epe-
rience in ajcue care jlulUi health nursing ..s a staff nurse. Ability to conduct the lerrn-
ing experience in the classroom, laboratory and /or clinical area. Prepare I-.i in r-ir
iul I I,, ltli. I a'.,ii. J ,pl- i U-1,_', rci'o i]-i id L uursI L ie u: -t c LII queni,'e. lju,.tli% J blll- i
eni ) Computer literate. .
Open until filled. Re% lew of applications to begin immediatelv
Persons interested should proxy ide applicanon, .ita. and photocopies of transcripts.
Position details and applications available on %\eb at- vww.lakecii cc edu
Inquiries- Human Resouices'De elopment
Lake Cily Communitly College
119 S E. College Place. Lake C'i\ Fl 32025-20! '
Phone t.(3S0 754-4314 -- Fa\ (3S6) 754--.594 ". E-mail. boentchergi@lakcciycc edu
LCCC t aCC r,:Jd t li -., nr n :, n CC. 01,: i C ii E .'..Ih rn I '. ,j...'. .:'(..a .: ,: n, j _d ho 1.
LP .4 '.0 'CA .E Coll, en EJu,:Ie.n J. Empr'.:. i,.nil
TRUCK AND TRAILER MECHANICS NEEDED
Pritchett Trucking is continuing to grow and is in need
of qualified people to work at our Lake.Butler Facility.
Good benefits. Pay based on experience.
Apply in person at 1050 SE 6th St. in Lake Butler
or call 1-800-486-7504
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, July 14, 2005 Page Thirteen
Libraries extolling summer reading
the effect of reading 4-5 books on
fall reading scores is, potentially
large enough to prevent summer
learning loss in reading achieve-
Your public library has programs
during the summer to encourage
children and their parents to come
to the library, participate in a pro-
gram and check out books to read.
Libraries are partners in education
and want to see children of all ages
reading during the summer.. and
So far this summer, many chil-
dren in Baker, Bradford and Union :
counties have read at least 30 min-
utes a day.
The New River Public Library:
Coop used a summer reading grant
for reading camps for third graders
in each school system. The grant
purchased books for each library.
A 30 minute read aloud program '
was presented each week at the
schools. Students were given:
bookmarks, pencils and informa-
tion about the library,'and encour-'
aged to ask their parents to bring
them to the library.
BY VIRGINIA BIRD
Public Library Cooperative
Reading during the summer
months when schools are not in
session helps children maintain
their reading skills. Children can
read books and still have a tradi-
tional summer vacation.
Reading books during summer
vacation can improve students'
reading proficiency. A study con-
ducted by Jimmy Kim at Harvard:
Lini\ersit\ 's Center for Evaluation
in% ol ing 1600 sixth graders found
for knife assault
The sheriff's department filed a
sworn complaint against a Mac-
clenny man Jul\ 5 after he chased
a father and son with a knife dur-
ing an argument.
The complaint alleges three
counts of aggravated assault
against Maurice Graham, 24, who
could not immediately be located.
SLeo Jefferson Jr. told Deput\
James Parham III that Mr. Graham
pulled the large kitchen knife
when he tried to end an argument
bet ween his 12-\ear-old son and
Mr. Graham. which took place on
Grissholm Street around 2:00 pm.
Mr. Graham then chased them
back to their house.
He also said Mr. Graham tried
to run them o\er with a car, an al-
legation confirmed bN a witness.
The witness, a 15-year-old girl.
said she also saw Mr. Graham go
after them w\ ith the knife.
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