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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Creation Date: September 1, 2005
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 39 (Jan. 2, 1931).
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    Main: Schools
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Not one, but two coach-player combos on 2005 Wildcats

Press Sports
Wildcat head football coach Carl West is in animated conversa-
tion with his quarterback. He points out onto the field and you can
see the intensity in both his and his quarterback's eyes.
Farther down the line of helmeted players, assistant football
coach Ron Lee is having the same sort of talk with a husky running
back. Even from the stands you can read the concentration on their
The players run back on the field and the coaches turn their aten-
tion back to the overall progress of the game.
If you were just casually watching, you wouldn't pay much at-
tention to the scene that played out on the sidelines. But those more

informed about Wildcats football would know they had witnessed a
little drama you don't see very often on the gridiron. Not only were
they watching coaches talking to star players, they were also seeing
fathers talking to their sons.
Wildcat quarterback Sterling West is the son of Carl West and
running back Lucious "Pooh" Lee is Ronald Lee's son.
It's unusual that a team has a father!son combination, but two on
the same team is particularly rare.
"I would never have imagined when he started playing football
that I'd be coaching my son in high school," said Ron Lee. "It's
been a blessing."
For Carl West, this is the second time around. His son Brooks
(Page 11 please)

Paid circulation leader Winner of 18 state and national awards for journalism excellence this year



9 Thursday September 1, 2005 Macclenny, Florida 500


collect tion


is held up
County to mull
budgets first

News Editor
County-wide curbside garbage
collection was temporarily put on
hold August 25 after the Baker
County Commission learned it
will cost $7500 to prepare bid spe-
cifications and evaluate responses.
That is the fee quoted by engi-
neer Frank Darabi, who also told
the board there are a lot of deci-
sions to make before a bid call can
be advertised. He estimated the
service will cost about $1.2 mil-
lion per year some of which can
be offset by closing all or most of
the nine collection centers.
The contract for site attendants
is $159,340, but there are:other as-
sociated costs in the $696,941 gar-
bage department budget including
hauling from the sites to Ellerbee
Curve Landfill that would be elim-
inated with contracted collection
The $24,per ton landfill tipping
fee will remain the same, as it is
based on per ton rates; the budget
for tipping fees in fiscal 05-06 is
$231,750 about a third of the to-
tal garbage budget.
"I suggest we balance the bud-
get first, to see if we have the mon-
ey available," said Commissioner
Fred Raulerson. He has been the
most avid proponent of collection,
but backed off a bit after learning
Mr. Darabi's fee and the estimated
annual cost of the service.
Mr. Raulerson said later he now
expects the proposal will have to
wait until the next budget year.
But it is a necessary service, he be-
"As the county grows, we won't
be able to keep up with collection
at the sites. Already there is trash
overflowing after the weekends,
and it takes the crews two or three
days to catch up."
Only two county employees are
included in the garbage depart-
ment budget. However, a supervi-
sor for the inmate clean-up crew is
carried as a road department em-
ployee, as are any extra workers
who have to fill in after weekend
or holiday dumping overloads at
the sites.
Mr. Raulerson noted the sites
are currently over maximum capa-
city with an estimated 2500 house-
"If he county grows as expect-
ed, we could be looking at 5000
households and we'd have to
make the sites bigger or get more
(Page two please)

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Writing checks on you!!

ATM rejection-a first hint that her ID had been stolen

Stacia Norman displays a copy of one of the forged checks written in Miami on her account last month.

Press Publisher
Somebody in Miami went on a shopping spree
August 11, writing checks on Stacia Norman
worth $1853.19 for everything from toys to school
supplies and clothing.
Problem was, the person wasn't Stacia Norman.
And the checks weren't even hers. They were
forged, probably via a computer printer, with her
name, her bank routing and account number, and
her driver's license number.
Identity theft, the fastest growing crime category
in the world, is becoming more common here in
Baker County, not with the passing years, but with
the passing months.
Cases like Stacia's pop up in weekly sheriff's
department reports more frequently, and most of
them have a common thread: Whoever's doing
them is able to pull off the scam fairly easily.
And the victims never know it.
By the time Stacia, who lives in Glen St. Mary,
figured out something had gone greatly amiss with
her checkbook, two of the bogus ones had already
cleared her Wachovia account: the first for $444.49
to Circuit City and the second for $431.01 to Ba-
bies R Us.
"Three more, presented at a Wal-Mart, Office De-
pot and JC Penny in the Miami-Dade area, bounced
after the first two cleared.,
Her first hint?
"I tried to use my ATM in Jacksonville on the

19th and it was rejected. I tried a credit card and it
was kicked back," she recounted. "I figured the
bank had made a mistake because I balanced my
checkbook the previous Wednesday when my state-
ment came in."
She called up a computer printout of her account
activity and there they were, checks all written in
one day to stores she recognized, but stores she had
not been in on August 11.
"That's when it sank in; I thought 'How can this
happen to me?'"
She quickly set about trying to set things straight
with Wachovia. The bank charged more than $400
in bank fees from the bounced checks, including
three of hers for a truck payment and two credit
cards (the bank eventually waived all fees).
Stacia requested copies of the bogus checks.
They displayed her name and routing numbers all
right, but with a Miami address and her correct dri-
ver's license number. On the memo line were bo-
gus telephone numbers, and the bank name is First
Union (it doesn't exist anymore).
"We traced that address for a phone number and
called it," notes Stacia. "It was what sounded like
an older woman on a recording. I doubt she knew
anything about it anyway; they just used her ad-
dress like they used my name."
How did they get her name and numbers?
"The bank told me it could have been anyone
working at any of the places I pay with checks,
probably the ones I mail inr. It would have been

(Page six please)

Death penalty in Nixon case?
*~ ~~i Nixo / '!

State Attorney Harry Shorstein
of Jacksonville has yet to decide
whether to seek the death penalty
against a Macclenny man and three
others for the murder of a Jackson-
ville couple buried alive just across
the Georgia line from Baker Coun-
Bruce Nixon Jr., 18, is scheduled
to be arraigned September 7 in,
A Jacksonville grand jury indict-
ed him August 18 along with for-

mer Macclenny resident Alani
Wade, 19, Michael Jackson, 23,
and Tiffany Cole, 23, both of South
Nixon is being held in Duval
County; the other three are in South
Carolina pending extradition..
A spokeswoman for Mr. Shor-
stein said as of August 30 he hadn't
decided on the death penalty. Pros-
ecutors have 45 days after a defen-
dant is arraigned to make the call.
The four defendants are accused

of kidnapping, robbing and killing
James and Carol Sumner, both 61,
who were reported missing from
their Jacksonville home July 10.
Their. car was found abandoned
in Sanderson a couple of days later,
but a search by Jacksonville and
Baker County sheriff's deputies
failed to find anything.
Soon afterward, Mr. Wade, Mr.
Jackson, and Ms. Cole were arrest-
(Page six please)

ity board raises

its pay and money

to SO in'6 budget

Macclenny city commissioners
agreed on a tentative budget Mon-
day night that calls for a 3 percent
across-the-board raise for city
workers, a new deputy and patrol
car for the sheriff, and a new gar-
bage truck.
The commissioners also doubled
their salary to $300 per month, the
first increase in more than 20 years,
they said.
Those were the notable changes
to the preliminary budget the board
tinkered with August 23.
To compensate for the added
spending, coinmissioneis eliminat-
ed some items in an effort to avoid
Sdepleting the contingency fund.
The city's auditors have cautioned
about the fund's shrinkage.
Nonetheless the fund, which
was at $273,488 entering Monday's
workshop, was reduced by about a
With the added expenditures, the
tentative budget calls for spending
about $4.75 million while taking in
$4.93 million.
The city will tax property own-
ers at 3.65 mills, same as the cur-
rent millage rate, but it will gener-

ate more money because of in-
creased property value, largely due
to growth.
Commissioners will vote on the
tentative budget at a public hearing
September 12 at 5:00 pm. Between
now and then, citizens who want to
peruse the spending plan can do so
at city hall.
Final approval is scheduled for a
vote September 26.
Sheriff Joey Dobson was at the
workshop to discuss his budget re-
quest of $695,567, a 31.7 percent
increase over the current year. In-
cluded was the addition of three
deputies and three patrol cars. His
request hadn't been integrated into
the initial draft of the budget.
Law enforcement is the biggest
general fund expense for the city.
Water and sewer services ac-
count for the largest chunk of
spending, but they generate income
that more than offsets their costs.
The sheriff acknowledged that
"it is a large increase," but noted
the area's growth will require more'
(Page five please)

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Carlos Ibarra escorted to arraignment last week between DEA agents Matt Bowen (I)
and Randy Crews (r); in background is SheriffJoey Dobson.

Meth ring kingp n

arrested in California

The alleged kingpin of an area-
wide methamphetamine import car-
tel was arrested in a sting operation
in Log Angeles on August 22 and
brought back to Baker County later
last week.
Carlos Ibarra, 31, of Los Aiigel-
es was arraigned August 25 and re-
mains in county jail under $1 mil-
lion bond. If he is indicted by a fed-
eral grand jury later this month as
expected, Mr. Ibarra will be the
14th person charged with involve-
ment in what federal authorities
dubbed "Operation Sawmill."
He waived extradition to Florida
following the arrest and alleged de-
livery of a half-pound of metham-
phetamine to a federal agent posing

as a truck driver.
Randy Crews, a Baker County
deputy on temporary duty with the
federal DEA, and another Jackson-
ville agent had gone to California
with the local warrant the previous
Mr. Ibarra's involvement with
the local ring centered just over the
Georgia line in Charlton County
along the St. Marys River is said
that of a conduit for the drug from
Mexican and California sources.
Thirteen persons were indicted
last spring by a federal grand jury
.in Jacksonville for various stages of
involvement in the ring. Most of
their cases are working their way
through the federal system.





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Garbage collection proposal...

(From page one)
of them."
The commissioner, who repre-
sents the north county Baxter-Tay-
lor area, said he first got interested
in curbside collection after a visit-
ing friend commented on the vol-
ume of roadside trash..
Other friends have made similar
comments, Mr. Raulerson said,
and constituents call when their
yards catch trash blown from bags
that fall from pickup trucks.
He feels the money can be as-
sured by the fall of 2006.
"We've got the $185,000 're-
bate' from New River Solid Waste,
we can increase the special assess-
ments, the savings we get from
closing the collection sites, we can
look to free up money from the
regular budget."
This is the county's second for-
ay into considering curbside col-
lection. In early 2004, two com-
mercial haulers were interviewed
about the possibility of a single or
split franchise.
The idea stalled because some
commissioners felt it would be a
financial or political problem.
"I believe there is more com-
mission support now, plus Robert
Fletcher," said Mr. Raulefson, re-
ferring to the road superintendent
who also supervises the garbage
During the August 25 budget
workshop, Engineer Darabi enu-
merated the main decision points:

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Length.of the contract, recom-
mending five years and renewable
for a similar time.
"Under five years is not advised
because the contractor is going to
have to spend money for start-up,"
Mr. Darabi explained.
Area of service, which is like-
ly to include all of the county ex-
cept Macclenny including incor-
porated Glen St. Mary if the Town
Council agrees.
Curbside pickup only, or re-
quire the contractor to enter the
yard. The commission opted for
the former, reasoning that even el-
derly and handicapped citizens
now manage to dri e their garbage
to collection centers. There is also
concern over damage to driveways
if the garbage trucks enter private
Yard waste, recycling, appli-
ance and furniture collection. The
request for proposals will include
them as separate line items to com-
pare prices.
Closing all the current'sites or
retaining one or two for the above
Starting by January 1 or wait-
ing a year until the special assess-

ment can be raised on the 2006 tax
bills. The current $50 per house-
hold (commercial rates are $50 -
$1000 based on square footage) is
expected to bring $320,863 for the
coming fiscal year.
Forbidding the low bidder from
selling the contract. "You don't
Want someone to low-ball the bid,
and then you get suckered into re-
negotiating with someone else,"
Mr. Darabi warned.
Including businesses as part of
the franchise pact or allowing them
to negotiate their own contracts.
Those who already have contracts
with a hauler are entitled to at least
three years notice. If businesses
are not included, the special assess-
ments on them can not be raised
based on the franchise plan. How-
ever, they can be raised if other
factors in the garbage budget are
How to handle the private haul-
ers who have accounts. Commis-
sioner Raulerson asked for a list of
the current vendors and the num-
ber of homes they serve.

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Abuse complaint
Workers from the Department
of Children and Families were
called into investigate a complaint
of physical abuse on 5-year-old
Macclenny boy.
A teacher at the school district's
Therapeutic Day Center where the
boy attends \\as tipped off August
24 that the child received a fourth
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This year's fiscal ruminations of
the Baker County Commission
.may be the least focused ever but
in a good way.
In three workshops so far, the
board has yet to home in on actual
.spending requests. Instead, there
have been discussions of expensive
new projects like curbside garbage
collection and road paving bal-
anced by a proposal to raise special
assessments and create impact fees
on new construction.
There has also been considerable
debate over special pay raises and
bonuses balanced by a suggestion
forf a structured pay plan to equa-
lize starting pay.
In fact, "balance" may be the
key word coming from this year's
budget deliberations.
Of course, balancing the budget
is always the goal. But for at least
the last three years, the commission
has been in the position of crying
wolf, balancing on paper with
about $1 million from reserves
each time only to find nearly a
year later from the audit that the
county is actually adding to those
reserves when all, the income and
outgo are tallied.
It would take more than the con-
ventional audit to find out whether
this is because the projections are
off or whether everyone is being
extra frugal in response to-the bud-
get preparation poor-mouthing.
But instead of trying to crunch
the numbers, this year board mem-
bers and staffers so'far are discuss-
irig cot'cepts. r
Instead of the merits of a partic-
ular employee's salary, there is em-
phasis on the fairness of overall
pay. for similar jobs with an eye to
prodding or forcing elected offi-
cials to conform.
Instead of panicking over a per-
ceived deficit, the discussion is
over how to generate, increase or
free up revenue for a desirable ser-
The latter focus may be the most
beneficial since the special as-
sessments were established in 1989
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credit cards, we pay our bills.
That's right, pay our bills. As in
the case of Ms. Norman, it was
probably a personal check sent to
some creditor that was used by a
crooked employee to glean the in-
formation he or she needed to pro-
duce bogus bank checks, complete
with account and routing numbers,
and in her case, a driver's license
number she included on her printed
checks just to save time and be a
good citizen.
Some may have read recently
about credit card scams,pulled off
during one of our more routine
transactions paying for a meal in
a restaurant.
A waiter or waitress (they're
called "servers" today) takes your
card while you're gabbing away
With friends. He or she literally dis-
appears, only to return minutes lat-
er with your card and the check.
You sign it, take a copy and leave a
copy, then you leave the restaurant.
Has anything happened to your
card? Increasingly, diners are find-
ing out the answer isyes much to
their dismay.
Though there's a limit to your li-
ability when someone steals your
credit card information, still it's a

huge hassle, and the costs absorbed
by your credit card company rou-
tinely.get passed onto you in the
form of annual fees,-etc.
The newest trick is for waiters to
take a picture of your card with
their cell phone (yes, their cell
phone) and e-mail it to their com-
puters or to a co-conspirator.
Some restaurants have begun us-
ing portable scanning devices that
allow your card to be swiped right
in front of you at the table. Your
card never leaves your sight.
That'll work until some enter-
prising scam artist figures out a
way around it.
SWhat happened to Ms. Norman
of Glen St. Mary is probably a
good argument for on-line banking
and bill paying, which a surprising

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday September 1, 2005 Page Three


County board is

more focused on

'balance' this year


This week's page one article on
identity theft is worth reading be-
cause the crime in all its present
forms has evolved from something
that happens to other people rarely
to something that already has hap-
pened to someone you know.
Or happened to you.
We chose Ms. Norman for the
subject of the article not because
this is the first time it's happened in
.Baker County, but because she
seemed like the typicall" victim of
an identity seam. And indeed she
She's typical in that she has the
perfect tools for the identity thief: a
checking account or two, a debit
card and maybe a few credit cards.
SThat's all they need.
Most of us are a bit careless with
our identity, though we're loathe to
admit it. We leave receipts and old
checks lying around in our vehi-
cles, we don't watch clerks closely
during the brief time they have our.

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defeat of commissioners who voted
for them.
Politicians since then have been
spooked at the mere suggestion of
increasing taxes or fees, although
expenses in both the garbage and
fire departments have far outstrip-
ped income.
Perhaps the county commission
should take a lesson from Macclen-
ny's utility fees ordinance, which
allows an automatic annual in-
crease if the city board chooses to
invoke it. No public hearings, no
special notices the monthly bill
just goes up a bit. Customers prob-
ably don't even notice, figuring
they're just using a bit more water.
A modest 3% annual increase
since 1989 in the $75 combined
garbage disposal and fire protection
assessments would have them now
at $123.97. And instead of bringing
in $482,500, the annual revenue
would now be $797,573.
As with Macclenny's utility
fees, the special assessment in-
creases would be barely noticed
among the changing figures on the
annual ad valorem tax bill. Taxpay-
ers already know to expect a bit
higher bill each year on their prop-
erty levies, even if the taxing au-
thorities lower their millage, be-
cause the taxable value of each
home can increase up to 3% annu-
Similar automatic cost-of-living
increases could be built into other
fees like building permits.
It's likely the commission will
soon have to settle down to the job
of balancing the coming budget. It
is, after all, due for enactment by
September 30.
In the meantime, some very pro-
ductive discussion is taking place.
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Thank 'Ron'for all that's worthwhile



I don't feel funny. I have no en-
ergy. I need some help. I need
something that will make my life
When I am in this kind of mood,
there is only one person I can turn
to who can help pull me out of this
blue funk and put me on the right
path. That's right I am talking
about the Mahatma of Machines,
the Guru of Get it Done: Ron Pop-
"Why isn't it your wife?" my
wife asked looking over my shoul-
der as I write. "Why don't you say
bubble bath and champagne?"
Ron Popeil. His name might not
ring a bell, but I am absolutely cer-

tain his company and products will.
Ron Popeil, the CEO of Ronco
Products, those great gadgets that
can stop men from going bald, slice
and dice potatoes, firm your abs
and tie the perfect bow.
"Change that to candlelight,
bubble bath and champagne!" my
wife said.
Ron Popeil's entire life has been
dedicated to making life easier for
people like me. There should be
some kind of Nobel Prize for Ron
Popeil. I mean really who has
helped helpless human beings like
me more than Ron Popeil?
"Your wife. The answer.to that
question is your wife."
So I'm driving along a country
road and there in amongst the trees
is a swiftly moving creek. I am ov-
ercome with the urge to stop the car
and get out and fish. But do I have
the time to drive all the way home
and get my fishing pole, worms

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and a Styrofoam cooler?
Of course not. Never fear. Ron
Popeil is there to help. Out of the
trunk I pull my trusty Popeil pocket
fisherman, complete with every-
thing I need. In no time flat, I am
sitting on a log, humming happily
and pretending to be Huckleberry
"Me pocket fisherman. Me -
pocket fisherman. Which one can
give you greater pleasure and satis-
I look in the'mirror and see I am
losing my hair near the back.
Should I panic? Should I run out
and get hair replacement surgery?
Or should I attempt the dreaded
comb-over? All I have to do is rely
on Ron Popeil and his line of Ron-
co products and I'm back looking
like a 20 year old again.
I pull out my can of Ronco hair
magic and spray in the offending.


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board takes look

at Sanderson plat

The county's newly organized
Development Review Committee
met for the first time August 24 to
review two site plans.
The committee replaces what
has for years been called the plat
review board. It has representa-
tives of half a dozen departments
plus the school district that will be
impacted by development.
The first review was of the
229.6 acre Sanderson Farms tract
near the Interstate 10 and US 90
interchange. It is planned for 125
home lots and a 12 acre commer-
cial area.
The latter was dictated by the
Florida Department of C6mmunity
*Affairs, which wants outlying resi-
dential areas to have their own
support business districts.
"There are lots of cul de sacs in
this plan, so we need to be sure
there is adequate turn room for
emergency vehicles," noted Emer-
gency Services Director Rick
"And it would be good to have
a second exit in case there's a fire
at the first house that would leave
the rest of the people trapped,"
said Road Superintendent Robert
S Special Projects Manager Bob-
by Hancock noted the subdivision
will likely trigger a new school
bus route. Mr. Hancock retired
from the school district, for which
he was the transportation director.
The county and school district
are discussing impact fees that
could cover some of such costs,
but a new clause could be added to
the comprehensive land use plan
to assess a separate "fair share" fee
from developers.
Mr. Clark also suggested the
Sanderson development is a good
reason for the county to consider
,water and sewer plants. "This is
the w\ay it starts for most commu-

Palatka trail to

Lake Butler
The Florida Department of En-
\ironmental Protection's Office of
Green% a\ s and Trails has begun
\ or k on the Palatka to Lake Butler
State Trail. Clearing and mowing
of the trail corridor commenced
last week in Palatka near State:
Road 100 and will continue west
to Lake Butler..
Purchased from Norfolk South-
ern and Florida Railroad Company
with Preservation 2000 funds, the
trail corridor will be approximate-
ly 47 miles in length and traverse
Putnam, Union, Clay and Bradford
counties. It will be the longest con-
tiguous trail in Florida to date and
will contribute to the Florida Na-
tional Scenic Trail, a 1400-mile
project that will one day stretch
across some of the state's most
picturesque areas from the Pan-
handle through South Florida.
The Palatka to Lake Butler Trail
tra erses flatwoods, sandhills and
wetlands and passes through sev-
eral small Central Florida towns. It
crosses eight creeks and comes
within one mile of 11 lakes, mak-
ing it an ideal "peddle and paddle"
trail for biking and kayaking or ca-
The Office of Greenways and
Trails manages eight state,trails.
DEP also maintains five rail-trails,
or railroad tracks restored and con-
verted to recreational trails for hik-
ing, biking and skating.
For further information on Flor-
ida trails, visit www.FloridaGreen-

nities, and the county is losing out
by letting Macclenny spread out
and get those customers," he said.
Macclenny is unlikely to spread
as far west as Sanderson, but has
been annexing in all directions
around its city limits.
Planning and Zoning Director
Cathy Rhoden said the county is
considering utility plants at the St.
Mary's Shoals Park north of Mac-
clenny. New development there in-
cludes a 650 acre project by Adar
Developers of Miami, and another
2200 acre proposal for which the
developers are due later this week
for an initial review. Several other
parcels have already been under-
way for several years.
The committee also briefly dis-
cussed the Greystone development
near Glen St. Mary. The 123'/2
acre project was originally slated
to annex into Glen, but land own-
ers J. Ray and Gerra Gatlin pulled
the request after Macclenny
claimed jurisdiction over utility
line connections.
"They didn't want to get caught
up in a two-to three-year squab-
ble," Ms. Rhoden explained.
Greystone will include .a com-
mercial section along Wildcat Drive,
possibly including some homes
above commercial space. That
would concur with the Envision
Glen Plan written in 2001, a plan
that calls for mixed uses rather
than segregating residential and
Road Superintendent Fletcher
suggested the developer should
pave all of Westside Loop rather
than just along the subdivision.
"Residents are going to go north
from there to CR 125. We can re-
quest it and also check if we can
make them do it," he reasoned.
Sidewalks should also be a re-
quirement, Mr. Fletcher said, be-
cause there will be so many chil-
:dr.en \. walking to.,nearby-.schools
and a swimming pool at the front
of the project..
EMS Director Clark said fire
hydrants should be included in the
Greystone project.
Ms. Rhoden asked for written
responses from each department
within 10 days after data on each
project is sent to them.
"You will decide whether a par-
ticular project is going to impact
your department and how
much," she explained.


Off-duty officer tips police to

man wanted in two counties

A Starke, Florida man wanted
on warrants in both Bradford and
Alachua counties was corralled
following a brief foot chase in
south Macclenny the afternoon of
August 28.
Local deputies were advised by
an off-duty Starke policeman that
Malcolm J. Newby, 20, was in the
neighborhood around Grissholm
St., and the suspect fled when ap-
proached by Deputy Brad Dough-
With the help of several other
officers, Mr. Newby was captured
Sin a private yard when again ap-
proached by the officer, who
threatened to down him with a
Taser electric jolt.
Mr. Newby is wanted in Brad-
ford County for battery and in
Alachua for violation of probation.
In another arrest for resisting,
Christopher J. Combs, 28, of Mac-
clenny was cited after he four times
ignored requests by Deputy Adam
Faircloth to leave the parking lot of
the Country Club Lounge.
Mr. Combs was standing in a
crowd holding a beer when offi-
cers arrived at the lounge in the
early morning hours of August 28
to assist a woman who had passed
Jerry Wilkerson, 29, of Glen St.
Mary was arrested the same morn-
ing when he returned to Mac's Li-
quors in Macclenny after being
warned the pre\ ious evening to
stay away.
Mr. Wilkerson, who has been
arrested twice on other offenses
the past two weeks, was creating a
disturbance at the downtown bar

2 potcharges

after traffic stops
Traffic stops by county deputies
resulted in misdemeanor drug pos-
session counts against two persons
the past week, one a driver and the
other a passenger.
Deputy Darrin Whitaker said he
chased a 1994 Ford pickup west on
'Nursery Road and Reid Stafford
Road the evening of August 24 after;
it sped by him in a congested area.
SDriver Jacob Himmelhaver, ,22 ,'
of Macclenny produced a marijuana
cigarette while being questioned by
the officer.
Late on August 27, Deputy Ad-
am Faircloth arrested Gary W.
Crews, 18, of Macclenny on a simi-.
lar charge after stopping a vehicle in
which Mr. Crews was a passenger.
The officer followed the vehicle
with a defective taillight in an un-
marked, car north on 121 to just
south of the Georgia state line. Mr.
Crews had a small amount of pot
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and initially complied when or-
dered to leave by Deputy Erik De-
Police made two other arrests,
both for disorderly intoxication, at
the same lounges the past week.
Edward Lipnick, 42, of Mac-
clenny attempted to flee on foot
from Mac's the evening of August
25 after police were called for a
Gregory S. Barton, 21, also of
Macclenny, was arrested the morn-
ing of August 26 at the Country
Club Lounge after a disturbance.

Wife arrested

for attack on

her husband
A wife and mother faces a
count of domestic violence battery
following her arrest in north Baker
County the evening of August 27.
Sheilah J. Knapp, 52, allegedly
struck husband Raymond M.
Knapp, 49, several times and pull-
ed his hair during an argument at
their residence off Shadd Lane
near Taylor about 7:00.
Deputy Ben Anderson made the
arrest after he found Ms. Knapp
walking along CR 122 and ques-
tioned the couple. He also sum-
moned a social worker from the
Department of Children and Fam-
ilies to look into allegations of
abusive behavior on the part of the
mother toward a 14-year-old son.
Two days earlier, deputies re-
sponded to a domestic violence
call north of Glen St. Mary involv-
ing a gunshot and arrested Glenn
Villabroza, 32, of Jacksonville.
The suspect went to the resi-
dence of estranged wife Tina, 23,
just after midnight and forced his
way inside. He was armed with a
.40 caliber automatic pistol which
he surrendered to officers when
they arrived on the scene.
Minutes earlier, Mr. Villabroza
apparently dodged a bullet fired
from another pistol in the hands of
Wilfredo Huertas, 25, of Jackson-
ville, who was hiding in a bed-
room of the residence off Jr. Burn-
sed Road..
In another arrest involving a
firearm, Nicholas D. Williams, 19,
of Glen St. Mary was charged Aug-
ust 23 carrying a .22 magnum pistol
concealed in his pants pocket.
Deputy Erik Deloach said Mr.
Williams. and two others were
standing near the intersection of
CR 139B and Carver Loop that
evening with an open beet.
Mr. Williams behaved suspi-
ciously and nervously when ques-
tioned, and consented to a body
search that yielded the firearm. He
was also charged with loitering.

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Two taken to hospital after chain reaction accident on Lowder Street
A Glen St. Mary man was charged with careless drivingAugust 29 after his northbound truck slid into the back of a car stopped on Lowder Street in west Macclenny, pushing it into the back of another
car, which was behind a vehicle waiting to turn left onto Charlie Rowe Drive. Joshua Lovingood, 18, told police he slammed on his brakes when he saw the cars stopped in front of him, but his truck slid
on the wet road He rear-ended a 1998 Honda driven by Regina Starling of Macclenny, who was pushed into 1992 Chevrolet driven by Patricia Terry, also ofMacclenny.

City board raises pay,money to SO

(From page one)
He said he requested two depu-
ties a few years ago, but got only
one with the understanding the,
other would be added in the future.
It wasn't, which is why he ask-
ed for three now.
However, he offered a compro-
mise budget figure, telling the
commissioners he could get by
with a 12 percent to 15 percent in-
Mayor Gary Dopson said, "I'm
'looking at 12 percent, but that's
stretching more than I wanted to."
Commissioner Phil Rhoden said
two offiMlS" dget priorities are fire-
and police protection.
"There's no point in having a
sidewalk if it's not safe to walk
down," he said; adding that the
commissioners should "do as much
as we can."
They ended up doing 12 per-
cent, which is enough to pay for
one new deputy and one new pa-

Hit, run

at county

EOC drive
A motorist who drove into a
guard rail at the Emergency Oper-
ations Center early on August 28
then fled the scene was driving
without a license that had been
suspended a dozen times.
Christopher D. Gay, 29, of Mac-
clenny had been declared an habit-
ual offender because of past dri-
ving violations.
A dispatcher inside the EOC
reported seeing Mr. Gay's full-size
Chevrolet strike the guard rail in
front of the building on US 90 just
before 4:00 am.
Deputy Erik Deloach was in the
neighborhood and pulled over the
motorist shortly after he drove
back onto US 90 and headed east
into Macclenny. He was charged
with driving without a license and.
leaving the scene.
In another case, Lee N. Wooten,
31, of Macclenny was charged the
morning of August 23 with driving
without a license that had been
suspended four times.
He was stopped at SR 121 and
North Boulevard just before 8:00
am by Deputy Brad Dougherty be-
cause the license plate on his 1984
BMW was assigned to another ve-
He was also charged with mis,
demeanor possession of marijua-
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trol vehicle.
The sheriff's budget also in-
cludes raises of nearly 3 percent
for the nine employees currently
funded by the city, and a few thou-
sand dollars for operating expens-
es, he said.
City workers also got their
raise, which is 3 percent across the
board, the same as last year.
Commissioners bumped their
own pay and the mayor's. During
the discussion, it was estimated it's
been about 24 years since the ci-
ty's governors got a raise.
"We're making all the decisions
and taking all the flak," said Com-
missioner Vernon Bennett. "We
ought to at least get enough money
to pay for gas."
Commissioner Rhoden said,
"When I applied for this job I did-
n't know what the salary was.... I
know why I wanted the job. None
of us is here to make money."
The vote to approve the raise
was unanimous.

Although the initial budget pro-
posal called for the purchase of a
garbage truck, city manager Ger-
ald Dopson said the department
could get by maybe another year
or two.
But after cutting $30,000 for im-
provements and a new maintenance
building, commissioners decided
to pick up the garbage truck, ap-
proving $40,095 for the first of
four payments.
In a low-money, long-discus-
sion issue, the board rejected a re-
quest for $25,000 from the North-
east Florida Community Action
Agency, but conditionally approv-
ed $20,000 for the Baker County
Youth Hope Center.
The center, which needs about
$60,000 to pay off a mortgage
note on its land, asked for an equal
amount from the city, county and
Glen St. Mary.
Glen officials said no, but the
center's president, Carl West, has
asked them to reconsider.

City commissioners agreed to
pay their share if the other entities
do also, but said they won't fund
the entire amount alone.
The $20,000 would be paid
over three years.
The commissioners viewed the
contribution as a one-shot deal to
help get the center going.
However, they were wary of
funding the Community Action
Agency for fear it would become a
recurring request.
Commissioner Bennett also
wondered why the agency, under
former director Dan Gibbs, was
able to provide services for years
without asking the city for money,
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accused of

a burglary

The sheriff's department says it
will file a criminal complaint for
grand theft against Justin T. Payne
for allegedly stealing $5720 in
jewelry from the home of Maggie
Brooks off Yarbrough Road near
Ms. Brooks told police she
returned home that evening after a
brief absence to find a bracelet and
four wedding rings missing from a
master bedroom.
The suspect and his wife were
at the residence earlier that day to
repair an air conditioner, and ac-
cording to Deputy Adam Fair-
cloth, Mr. Payne later confessed to
taking the property. He was not
immediately arrested, but police
said a criminal complaint was for-
warded to the state attorney's
In another home burglary, this
one between August 22-28, some-
one removed nearly $1600 in
property from the residence of
Richard Kidd off Cow Pen Road
west of Glen St. Mary.
The owner said he returned
after the weeklong absence to find
two televisions, photos, DVDs and
a VCR missing. Entry was through
a bathroom window.
Another night theft was report-
ed at the school district's new pre-
K and kindergarten center which is
not yet completed.
A nail gun, power drill and pow-
er saw were taken from an un-
locked tool box behind the district
office on South Boulevard. The
tools belonged to Rhodes Brothers
Construction of Lake City and
were valued at $1200.
A vehicle burglary occurred
during daylight hours on August
26 in the north parking lot of the
Wal-Mart Distribution Center.
A stereo amplifier and speakers
were taken from a vehicle belong-
ing to employee David Moody.
They were valued at $570.
A CD player and radio were
taken from a 1990 Buick belonging
to Nicole Winston and parked in
the lot of the Travelodge motel near
1-10 and SR 121 on August 20.

Battery on

A complaint alleging felony
battery on a pregnant girlfriend
was filed August 27 against Mel-
vin L. Ostrander, 24, of north
Chrisi\ Perez, 19, of Sanderson
told police the boyfriend struck
her and pinned her down during an
argument at a North Boulevard
residence early that morning.
The incident took place in the
presence of the couple's 1-year-old
son, and a subsequent search that
morning turned up no sign of Mr.
Ostrander, who was gone when
Deputy James Nickles arrived.
A criminal complaint was filed
the same day charging Timothy
Griffis, 32, of Macclenny with ac-
costing ex-girlfriend Angela
Howard, 36, while she was work-
ing at the Country Club Lounge.
The girlfriend told police, a
judge earlier banned Mr. Griffis
from seeing her, and it was later
learned that at least one warrant
had been issued because of domes-
tic violence.
Another battery complaint was
filed August 20 against 19-year-
old Jordan Satterwhite of Mac-
clenny for allegedly attacking Am-
ber Harvey, 20, of Glen St. Mary
during an argument.
Ms. Harvey and several wit-
nesses said she was pushed, chok-
ed and slapped during the con-
frontation off Lauren Lane.
Linda Lewis, 24, of Sanderson
filed a domestic violence com-
plaint against her estranged hus-
band Charlie Lewis, 27, following
a fight at their residence off Light-
er Road early on August 25. ,
Ms. Lewis said the husband
was drunk when he returned home
after an earlier confrontation and
they again fought. She said she
was pushed to the ground and
struck several times.
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Writing checks on you: Fraud

(From page one)
easy for them to copy the informa-
tion my driver's license number
is even printed below the ad-
Stacia says new checks from
Wachovia (they opened a new ac-
count for her) don't have the dri-
ver's license, and the bank says it
advises customers to avoid putting
it on checks.
"I always thought I was doing
people a favor by putting it on
checks. No more!" she vowed.
It's also likely that the thief or
thieves produced some form of bo-
gus identification at the stores,

something they fabricated to match
the information on the checks.
Even though Wachovia replac-
ed the filched funds after about a
week, Stacia says the whole ordeal
has cost her hours of telephone
calls and several letters to prove to
her creditors she'd been fleeced by
ID fraud.
"I've got everything straighten-
ed out, but believe me, it takes a lot
of time out of your schedule," said
Stacia, who cominutes daily to a
San Marco pharmacy and works
part time for a Southside physi-
Her lesson? She's switching
over to on-line banking for credit

card and installment payments,
and since account activity is readi-
ly accessible online or via ATM
machines, she's going to keep a
closer watch on the inflow and
outgo of money.
"Trouble is, everything moves
so fast, by the time you figure out
what's happened it's too late.
These people work fast in my
case they cashed all those checks
in one day.
"Once it's happened to you, you
see how easy it is to happen to
anybody They even got my signa-
ture nearly down."

Death penalty in Nixon case?...

(From page one)
ed in Charleston, S.C. after they
were caught using the Sumners'
ATM card.
The three reportedly fingered
Mr. Nixon, who was arrested July
15 for murder, kidnapping and
After confessing to Jacksonville
police, he led JSO homicide inves-
tigator Dennis Sullivan, Baker
County Sheriff Joey Dobson and
Chief Chuck Brannan to the cou-
pie's bodies, which were buried
near a hunting camp off Stokes
Road in Georgia, a few miles
north of Baker County.
Mr. Nixon said he and his ac-
complices had dug the graves a
couple of days before they kidnap-
ped the Sumners. The plan was to
scare them into.giving up the PIN
to their ATM card.
Investigators said the couple,
both in poor health, were forced
into the trunk of their car at gun-
point, driven to Charlton County
and buried alive.

Shorstein said that under Flori-
da law, the heinous nature of the
crime and the apparent "cold, cal-
culated premeditation" with which
it was conducted allow prosecutors
to seek the death penalty.
He also said Florida law pro-

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vides for mitigating factors against
the death penalty, including a sus-
pect's age.
He noted two of the defendants
- Mr. Nixon and Mr. Wade are
very young, 18 and 19, respective-
ly. The other two are 23.

Unruly customer arrested

A Florida Highway Patrol troop-
er responded to a 911 call for help
and disarmed a Lake City man act-
ing bizarrely and in a threatening
manner in the Macclenny Burger
King on August 27.
Trooper David Myers took a
strand of 12 inch wire cable from
James M. Sims, 32, just before
2:30 that afternoon. Mr. Sims ap-
parently had gone to his vehicle in
the parking lot minutes before and
brought the cable back into the
According to witnesses, he sev-
eral times reached for the rear
waistband of his pants and cursed
at restaurant employees yelling he
had "something for you." He also

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swept empty cups from a counter.
The suspect entered the restau-
rant seeking a refund for a ham-
burger he claimed he purchased
the week before. The burger, he
told store manager Charity Givens,
had a piece of plastic in it.
The manager denied the refund
because the bag contained only a
wrapper. Mr. Sims then became
Richard and Karin Rewis, a lo-
cal couple dining in the restaurant
at the time, said they summoned
police via 911 from a cell phone
because Mr. Sims acted like he
had a handgun in his waistband.
After his arrest, the suspect told
police he retrieved the cable for
"protection" because he felt threat-
ened by Burger King employees
after demanding the refund.
He was booked for aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon, a
third degree felony. and breach of
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I've always heard that The Tree
Steakhouse is one of the places to
go in Jacksonville if you want
great steak in a nice atmosphere,
but before last weekend I had nev-
er been to the venerable area land-
mark. It's everything it's cracked
up to be.
The Tree has loads of atmos-
phere and the waiters treat you
very well. You can tell when you
enter the door that it's a cut above
most eateries. One clue is that the
patrons are dressed a little better.
The Tree is more pricey than many

restaurants and is a place people
go to celebrate special occasions
like birthdays and anniversaries.
It is dimly lit with the look of
an English hunt club. There are
hunting prints on the ivy green
walls, deer and game birds on the
walls. If it weren't a restaurant, it
would have an "old boy's club"
feel to it.
This is a place that encourages
conversation. The tables are roomy
and there are no televisions on the
walls beaming baseball and pre-
season football.
The Tree has a dim piano bar if
you want to stop in for a drink or
are waiting for a table to come

Bananas by the bunch in Nellie's yard
Nellie Farris of Macclenny poses with this hearty bunch of hybrid bananas growing on a
tree aside her residenceeast of town off US 90. With her is caretaker Carson Brooks who
lives on the property. Ms. Farris said the banana tree has been there at least 20 years, and
she doesn't recall a fruit yield quite like the one in this photo. Past harvests have been made
into banana pudding, she noted, adding she is not sure why the bunch this summer grew to
the impressive size that it did. It is the only bunch produced by the tree.

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available. It's a nice toucn and
gives the restaurant a more formal
But what really makes The Tree
stand out is the food. From the loaf
of puffy, freshly baked bread to the
choice of salads, the place is first
rate, I visited the large salad bar,
though I could have chosen from
among three other salads. I'm not
really a salad eater, but I enjoyed
the variety of choices on the-salad
If your name is The Tree Steak-
house, naturally you specialize in.
steaks. I usually don't order steak,
but it seemed a bit ridiculous not
to try the specialty of the house.
The Tree has a large variety of cuts
of meat and I ordered an 11-ounce
prime rib, while my wife had a
nine-ounce rib eye. The rib eye is
the restaurant's prime cut, the
steak that has earned its reputation,
so I definitely wanted a bite of my
wife's meal.
The kitchen is open. to view, so
Sou can watch your steaks being
grilled. My prime rib was large
and succulent and was swimming
in au jus. I also had a side of garlic
nlashed potatoes, so I settled in to
some serious comfort food.
I was not disappointed. The
prime rib was delicious, very thick
and juicy. I'm usually only so-so
about prime rib. There's some-
thing about the texture that I don't
really enjoy. But the taste out-
weighed that.
The garlic mashed potatoes were
also very good and the service ex-
cellent. The waiter had a good
sense of humor and kept our tea
glasses filled.
To top off the meal, I had coffee
and a terrific slice of bread pud-
ding in a white chocolate glaze. It
was the highlight of a good meal.
I enjoyed The Tree Steakhouse
and it is definitely somewhere I
will want to go again for a special
occasion. It's is located on San Jo-
s6 just over the Buckman Bridge.

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Urging less
power usage
after hurricane
Floridians are being urged to re-
duce their electricity usage follow-
ing a state-wide generating capaci-
ty advisory from the Florida Relia-
bility Coordinating Council.
Natural gas production facilities
in the Gulf of Mexico were shut
down because of Hurricane Katri-
na, creating uncertainty in the de-
livery of natural gas to generating
facilities in Florida.
Seminole Electric Co-op, which
supplies wholesale power to Clay
Electric and nine other electric co-
ops in the state, reports experienc-
ing natural gas supply cuts. Semi-
nole is currently using No. 2 fuel
oil at its generation facilities that
normally use natural gas. Semi-
nole officials say they have ade-
quate supplies of oil on hand to
meet short-term generation needs.
Up to 35% percent of the elec-
tricity generation in Florida de-
pends upon natural gas as a prima-
ry fuel. Assessments to determine
the extent of damage to the natural
gas production facilities in the
Gulf of Mexico are underway.
Air conditioning is one of the
largest users of electricity around
the home. The easiest way to re-
duce air conditioning run times is
to adjust the thermostat up a few
degrees (for example, from 75 to
78). Users can maintain higher
thermostat settings until the call
for energy conservation has ended.
Some other conservation tips
that can help lower energy con-
If no one is home during the
day, raise the A/C thermostat to 82
degrees or warmer. Change the
unit's filter to help the unit operate
more efficiently.
Close blinds and curtains to
keep sunlight-out. Turn off room
air conditioners and fans when you
leave the room.
Reduce the use of non-essen-
tial appliances like dish washers
and clothes dryers, and limit their
use to periods other than during
the late afternoons and early eve-
nings. Turn off non-essential light-
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At Florida livestock auctions the past
week, receipts totaled $9786, compared
to $11,367 last week and $10,437 a year
ago. The Florida Federal-State Livestock
Market News Service reports slaughter
cows and bulls steady to $2 lower, feed-
er steers and heifers firm to $1 higher.
Feeder steers:
Medium and large frame No. 1-2
'200-300 lbs. $ 155 -210
300-400 lbs. $ 125 165
400-500 lbs. $ 111 138
Feeder heifers:
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200-300 lbs. $ 135 -190
300-400 lbs. $ 115 -144
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Norma Haley,

Arkansas native
Norma Haley, 75, of Macclenny
died August 25, 2005 at Memorial
Hospital. She was born January
28, 1930 in Little Rock, Ark., and
lived in Jacksonville before mov-
ing to Macclenny 26 years ago.
She was predeceased by parents
James and Flora Horton Nichols.
Survivors include husband Hans
D. Haley Sr. of Macclenny; chil-
dren Steve Poole (Mary Lou) of
Greenville, S.C., Vicki Mitchell
(Bobby) of Middleburg, Terry Joe
Young (Lisa) of Jacksonville, Hans
D. Haley Jr. (Susan) of Jackson-
ville, Christina Monds (Philip) of
Glen St. Mary, Kora Gray (Gene)
and Michelle Rader (James) of
Jacksonville; 16 grandchildren and
two great grandchildren.
A graveside service was held
August 29 at Riverside Memorial
Park in Jacksonville with Pastor
Albert Byrd officiating. Fraser-
Ferreira Funeral, Services of Mac-
clenny was in charge of arrange-
ments. In lieu of flowers, memori-
als may be made to American
Cancer Sdciety, 1536 Kingsley
Ave., Suite 123, Orange Park, FL
32073 or to the Salvation Army,
Attn: Donations, 10900 Beach
Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32246.

TL. 'Manning

dies at residence
Talmadge Lake (T.L) Manning,
71, of Maxville died August 27,
2005 at his residence. He was born
December 19, 1933 in Manning,
Fla. and.lived in Maxville for the
past 51 years. Mr. Manning was a
US Army veteran and a con-
Sstruction superintendent.
He was predeceased by parents
John W. and Edna Hargroves Man-
ning; sister Inez Tyson; bother
J.W. NManning: aunt and uncle Dan
and Beatrice Hargro\es. Surxi ors
Share sister Mar\ Griffis of Glen St.
'Mary; brothers Eugene, Vernon,
Robert and Lawrence Manning of
Glen St. Mary, Ferrell Manning of
Lawtey; cousin Minnie Hargroves
of Maxville.
A ser ice \\ as held August 30 at
V: Todd Ferreira Funeral Services
of Macclenny. Pastors Robert Al-
len and Neil Griffis officiated. In-
terment followed at South Prong.

Thanks so much
Our family would like to take
this opportunity to express our
thankfulness to everyone during
our time of deep sorrow. All of the
food, flowers. phone calls, cards
and hugs were comforting and
meant so much.
A few special thank yous to
Pastor Tim Patterson, Elder David
Crawford, Pastor David Thomas
and Pastor Mike Norman for a
touching service, to the pallbearers
and honorary pallbearers, and fi-
nally to Glen Bapiit :ind the Mac-
clennyPrimitive Bapri't Church
for the wonderful food they pro-
vided before the k viewing and after
the service.
God bless all of you and thank

David Thomas

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Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Night Service
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Youth Programs
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Billy Monroe

dies August 25
Billy U. Monroe died August
25, 2005 in Jacksonville, where he
was a longtime resident. He .was
born May 4, 1932 in Cresent, Mo.
Survivors include daughters Pat
Curtner (Bob) of Glen St. Mary
and Sue Withouse (John) of Or-
ange Park; son Billy U. Monroe Jr.
(Debbie) of Jacksonville; brothers
Dave Monroe of Pacific, Mo. and
Johnny of Union, Mo.; sister Jane
Lefer of Nixa, Mo.
A funeral was held August 27 at
George H. Hewell and Son Funer-
al Home of Jacksonville with Rev.
David Spaulding officiating. Bur-
ial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.

Ms. Nidy rites

are in Arkansas
Jessie Viola Nidy, 88, of Glen St.
Mary died August 30, 2005. Mrs.
Nidy was born January 30, 1917 in
Bismark, Ark., was a 30 year resi-
S dent of Baker
County and a
member of 01-
ustee Baptist
She was pre-
deceased by
parents Phoe-
Sbe (Vaughn)
and Gabe Lew-
S is and husband
S 'Harry Nidy.
Survivors in-
JessieNidy clude daugh-
ters Jennie Richardson of San-
derson and Ola Faye Schroder of
Alburn, Calif.; sons Johnny C.
Massey of Glen St. Mary and Ray-
mond T. Massey of Pittsburg, Cal-
if.; brothers Bill Lewis of Tex. and
Edward Lewis of Ark.; 16 grand-
children including, Baker County
residents Gina Tanner, (Alan),
Lena Griffin, Billy Simmons and
SLisa Da is (Ernesti. 23 great-
erandchildren including Baket
(COjunt) re-id nt-l Jminic Pitterson
(Aaron), Alan Tanner Jr., Leslie
Tanner, Cristy Griffin, Jason Grif-
fin, Jonathan Dinkins, Jennifer Da-
vis and Justin Davis; 10 great-
Sgreat grandchildren.
The familyn ill receive friends.
on September 1 from 6-8 at V.
;Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of
Macclenny.y The funeral service,
will be held at Ruggles-Wilcox
Funeral Home of Arkansas on
September 4. A graveside service
will be held at Philippi Church
Cemetery in Arkansas.

Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am

Mt. Zion N.C.
Methodist Church
Hwy., 121 N. 259-4461
Sunday School 10:00
Sunday morning service .11:00 ,
Sunday night service 6:00
Wed. service 7:00 p.m.
,Pas1tor Rev. Bobby Griffii

Associate Pastor,
Tim Thomas


Youth Pastor
Gary Crummey


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Kenneth Padgett

of Bryceville dies
Kenneth Wayne Padgett died
August 24, 2005 at his home in
Bryceville. He was born May 12,
1958. He was a drywall hanger for
32 years.
He was predeceased by brothers
Richard and Danny Padgett. Survi-
vors include his wife of 22 years,
Patricia Padgett; daughters Stacy
Marie Nabinger (Richie) and Ali-
cia Renee Padgett (Brian); grand-
son Lance Carter Nabinger; moth-
er Shirley Baisden (Wallace); fath-
er Raymond Padgett; sisters Sher-
ry Lawson (Tim) and Kathy An-
drews (Donny); brothers Ray, Jer-
Sry and Randy Padgett.
A funeral was held August 27 at
Macedonia Baptist Church with
Rev. J. W. Wynn officiating. In-
terment was in Gethsemane Me-
morial Gardens. Fraser Funeral
Home of Jacksonville was in charge
of arrangements.

Jack Stoops, 69,

Vietnam veteran
Jack Stoops, 69, of Macclenny
died August 28, 2005 at a Jackson-
ville hospital. Mr. Stoops was
born in Wildwood, Fla and retired
in 1973 from the U.S. Air Force,
serving in Vietnam with search
and rescue. He also retired in
1998 from the US Post Office after
25 years as a mail carrier/special
delivery man.
He was predeceased by an in-
fant daughter in 1959. Survivors
include his wife of 47 years, Em-
mie Faye Crews Stoops; daughter
Donna Lynne Harris (Ronnie); son
David Lee Stoops (Beverly);
brothers Michael "Mickey" Stoops
(Linda) and Lawrence A. "Dutch"
Stoops Jr. (Magie); sisters Mary
Ellen Lee and Sharon Forrester
(Mose); granddaughter Emmie La-
faye Harris.
The funeral was held at 11:00
am on August 31 at Peeples Fam-
Sily Funeral Home in north Jack-
sonville with Revs. Shannon Con-
ner and William Crews officiating.
Burial followed at Taylor Cemete-
ry, Baker County.

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'Bud' Smith dies

at the age of 81
Belmont (Bud) Purdy Smith,
Sr., 81, of Sanderson died August
28, 2005. He resided in Sanderson
for 42 years
and for the last
two years in
Jacksonville. '.
He was born in

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Ogden, Utahe

was an aircraft "Bud" Smith

machine gun instructor at Cecil
Field. He had previously worked
in the quality control field for the
United Statof Jes Titan missile devel-
us Christ of
Latter Day

opment program in White Sands,
was an aircraft "Bud" Smith
machine gun instructor at Cecil
Field. He had previously worked
in the quality, control field for the
United States Titan missile devel-
opment program in White Sands,
N.M. and later worked at Cape
Canaveral, where he was launch
pad foreman. He was the owner of
Smith's Trading Post, a hardware
and machinist shop in Macclenny
and was a member of Sheet Metali
Workers Local Union # 435. Mr.
Smith and his family also farmed
their 80-acre plot in Sanderson.
Survivors include his wife of 62
years, Vertie Virginia Smith; chil-
dren Norma Owens (Jim), Jimmy
Smith Sr. (Doralee), Paula Smith,
Roma Solberg (Craig), Belmont
Smith Jr. (Jeanie), Randy Smith Sr.
(Vikki), Yvonna Hopper (Tom)
and Rebecca Larson Wells (Da-
vid); 34 grandchildren, 43 great
grandchildren and six great great
grandchildren; brother Michael
Smith (Jeanie); sisters-in-law Jes-
sie Mae Douglas, Elizabeth Goare
(Buddy) and Ellen Smith.
A service was held at The Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
of Jacksonville at 11:00 am on Au-
gust 31 with Bishop Kenneth
Brockett officiating. There was al-
so a graveside service at Smith
Cemetery in Jacksonville. Pall-
bearers were Harold Sharp, John
Walton, Randy Smith Jr., Belmont
Smith, Anthony Gray, Aaron Smith
arid Daniel Larson. In lieu of flow-
ers, please send donations to Com-
munity Hospice Foundation, 4114
Sunbeam Rd., Suite 101. Jackson-
ville. FL 32257 in honor of Bel-
mont P Smith Sr. Fraser Ferreira
I-unLc-ilI Holnm of'Macclenny was
in charge of arrangements.

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Sunday School: 10:00 am
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Sunday Youth: 6:00 pm
Wednesday Dinner: 5:45 pm
Wednesday Worship: 6:15 pm
John L. Hay, Jr., Pastor

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First Baptist Church
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In Loving Memory
Russell 0. Hodges
Although it has been a year since you
went to be with our Lord, I still see your
loving and smiling face. I dearly cher-
ish and remember all the days you lived
with us, and when we went fishing
(even though you caught most of the
fish) Well, Jesus is a fisher of men and
chose to call you home. I just look for-
ward to the day we meet in heaven again
to sing praises to God together.

In Memory
Vernon (Tom) Davis
3/24/1929 8/30/2004
A year has come and gone.
God took your spirit home.
It's so lonely around the old place.
We miss your smiling face.
Jesus knew you were going home.
So He took your spirit to the throne.
All we have to do is get right,
And then we all can see the light.
So rest our, dear dad,
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Council on Aging staff distribut-
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day to all home-delivered meals
clients in preparation for any flood-
ing that might occur from the broad
band of rain accompanying hurri-
cane Katrina. Disaster rations were
also given to all congregate meal
participants at the Senior Center.
Although we still have a way to
go, caring people of Baker County
are beginning to volunteer to help
the Council on Aging deliver meals
to the elderly and disabled. Long
time volunteer Mary Covin, (re-
cently recognized by Channel 12's
Twelve Who Care), has been joined
by volunteers now fully .,manning
two of bur six meal routes and par-
tially filling in on others. Mother
and daughter team Diane Williams
and Melonie Long have adopted
one route. Other volunteers doing a
great job delivering meals are Lori
Dugan and David Dorman. Denise
lelona organizing a team from
the- Frs i'td Methodist Church
of Macclenny to adopt a five day
route, has no\\ been joined by fel-
low\ church members Barbara Cro%%-
ser and Nelson Mock. The COA is
appealing to other churches, par-
ticularly in the Taylor and Sander-
son areas, to follow the examples
being set to adopt a route.
The COA is also blessed by ded-
icated volunteer help in other areas,
Mary Snow routinely provides val-
uable administrative assistance for
service staff, and the kitchen counts
on the daily help of volunteers-Su-
sie Fralick and Ethel Canterbury.
During their August 25 meet-
ing,.Board of Director members got
to inspect a 20 passenger van like
that being purchased by the COA
with funding recently granted by.
the Florida Commission for Trans-'
portation Disadvantaged. Rivers
Bus Sales of Jacksonville brought'
the bqs and answered questions
from the board and staff.
S Last week's article erroneously
listed Mary Rouse as helping with
the Senior Activities'yard sale.
The senior who so generously gave
her time for this event was instead
Mary Recknor.
for the week of September 5-9
MONDAY: BBQ ribbette, potato salad,
baked beans, bread, peaches and milk.
TUESDAY: ~ et bj lls w/gravy, rice,
mixed vegetables, wheat bread, iced cake
and milk.
WEDNESDAY: Turkey ala king, noo-
dles, green beans, biscuit, banana and milk.
THURSDAY: BBQ beef on bun, maca-
roni salad, cole slaw, gelatin w/topping and
FRIDAY: Chicken and rice, tomatoes
and cucumbers, green peas, biscuit, orange.
and milk.

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Sun. Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study 7:00 pm
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Evelyn Woods

90th birthday
Evelyn Woods of Macclenny
celebrated her 90th birthday with a
party at her home attended by fam-
ily and friends on August 28.
Ms. Woods was born in Rai-
ford, Fla. on that day in 1915. She
has ten children, 25 grandchildren,
34 great-grandchildren and one
great, great-grandchild.

Deep appreciation
Our heavy hearts were lifted by
the kindness shown to us by Guer-
ry's Funeral Home. Words cannot
tell. how pleased we all were with
their services during our time of
Special appreciation to Mac-
clenny Nursing Home, Stacey, Jo-
Ann, Tatum, Mandy, Adam, Don-
na, Cherri, Jenny, Yvonne and so
many more for the love and care
given to our loved one and family,
you all were a blessing to us.
Our'gratitude to Souls Harbor
Church of God, Pastor James Scott
for a wonderful service and also
love and support to our family. To
the ladies for the delicious meal
provided for us. To Bro. Charles
(B.B.) Barrick for a beautiful ser-
mon and show of lo\ e to our fami- i
ly. Our thanks to Macclenny Revi-
val Center for food, usage of tables
and show of love to us.
We are so appreciative for sup-
port and love shown by friends
with food, flowers, calls and visits.
To Oscar-and Susie Gray, along
with George and Jean Stafford for
the beautiful songs and music;
what a blessing.

Cancer group ,
The monthlI meeting of the
Baker County Cancer Support
Group will be on Tuesday, Sep-
tember 6 at 7:00 pm in the meeting
room of the Baker County Health
All cancer patients, survivors,
their families and caregivers are
urged to attend the meetings. If
you want to know more about the
group, please call Mag McGauley
at 259-3476.

Labor day reunion
There will be a Labor Day re-
union for the Crawford-Dowling
family at the home of Ozzie and
Bertha Crawford at'1:00 pm.
Come and join the family for the

New LPN bridge

program at LCCC
Lake City Community College
has partnered with Lake City Med-
ical Center to design a new fast
track bridge program that allows
licensed practical nurses to keep
their day jobs while achieving an
associate in science nursing de-
gree. The new program is designed
to be completed in 12 months by
attending classes two evenings a
week and clinical rotations one
day per week.
For a complete packet of infor-
mation detailing the necessary re-
quirements, call Jan Ferris at (386)
754-4404 or e-mail ferrisj@lakeci-
tycc.edu.The deadline for applica-
tion is September 15.

for September 1-9
THURSDAY: Super bun with milk and juice.
FRIDAY: Pancake and sausage on a stick
with milk and juice.
MONDAY: No school.
TUESDAY: Sausage biscuit with milk and,
WEDNESDAY: Cereal and toast with milk
and juice.
THURSDAY: Super bun with milkand juice.
FRIDAY: Cheese toast with milk and juice.
THURSDAY: Chicken and roll or slaw dog,
choice of two: whipped potatoes, veggies and
dip, peaches with milk..
FRIDAY: Fish sandwich, chicken nuggets
with roll, choice of two: French fries, slaw, fruit
"and milk.
MONDAY: No'schbol.
TUESDAY: Pizza or chicken and dump-
lings with roll, choice of two: green beans, salad,
pineapple and milk.
WEDNESDAY: Corn dog or turkey with
roll, choice of two: sweet potatoes, cucumbers
with dip, gelatin and milk.
'THURSDAY: Pork and rice casserole or la-
sagna, choice of two: broccoli, salad, fruit with
Sroll and milk.
FRIDAY: Pork sandwich or chicken sand-
wich, choice of two: French fries, claw, fruit with

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A The following activities are
scheduled in Baker County
schools for September 1-10. This
C listing may be incomplete and
subject to change without notice.

1 'Septemberl : BCHS- Dance
2 drill practice at 2-4:30 pm in the
cafeteria. Herff Jones delivers
S class rings during lunch in the
*September 2: Pre K/K-
A School Advisory council meet-
B ing at 8:00 am. BCHS- Herff
Jones delivers class rings during
lunch in the cafeteria.
*September 5: District
1 Wide- Labor Day holiday.
2 .September 6: District
3 Wide- School board meeting at
6:30 pm. BCHS- Dance drill
team practice from 2-4:30 pm in
A cafeteria.-
B September 8: WE- Family
C reading night from 4-8 pm.
BCHS-.Dance drill team prac-
tice from 2-4:30 pm in the cafe-
1 teria.
2 *September 9: District Wide-
Progress reports go home. Pre
3 K/K:.Kinder-Kitten club mem-
S ber recognition.

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Public Hearing Notice
The Baker County District School Board will
hold the following public hearings on Tuesday,
September 6, 2005; in the District School Board
Meeting Room located at 270 South Boulevard
East, Macclenny, Florida.
Beginning at 6:30 pm (will be held consecu-
2005-2006 Student Progression Plan
and Student Code of Conduct
2004-05 and 2006-07 Special Programs
and Procedures (SP & P)
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7/28-9/1 c
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 L.W. Dump Trucking
whose principle place oflbusiness is: 19049
Crews Rd., Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 and the ex-
tent of the interest of each is as follows:
LW Dump Trucking 100%
Lee Waddell
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 24th
day of August, 2005.
AI Fraser
Clerk of Courts
Baker County, Florida
By Sherrie Dugger
As Deputy Clerk

If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assistance. Please con-
tact Baker County Courthouse, 339 East Mac-
clenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063 within two
working days of your receipt of this notice of sale:
If you are hearing impaired call: 1-800-955-8771;
if you are voice impaired call: 1-800-955-8770.
DATED at Macclenny, Florida this 25th day of
August, 2005.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Courts
By: Bonnie Palleschi
As Deputy Clerk
Woodland Corporate Center
4505 Woodland Corp. Blvd.
Suite 100
Tampa, Florida 33614
Telephone: (813) 880-8888

In compliance with O.C.G.A. Section 44-12-
236 The Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act of
Georgia, Okefenoke Rural Electric Membership
Corporation is attempting to locate former mem-
bers whose capital credit checks were issued in
prior years, but which have been returned by the
US Post Office as "undeliverable" or have other-
wise been unclaimed.
A current list of these members, with their last
known addresses and instructions for claiming these
funds, is posted on our website at oremc.com and
at our corporate office located at Nahunta, Geor-
gia and at each of our district offices located at
Kingsland, Georgia and Hilliard, Florida. Office
hours at all locations are Monday through Friday
from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.
The last possible date to claim these funds is
February 23, 2006. If these funds are not claimed
by this date, they will be donated for charitable
uses, as permitted by O.C.G.A. Section 44-12-236.
To claim a refund, you may download the ap-
plication form from our website or contact Custo-
mer Service at 800-262-5131 to request an appli-
cation form.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to
a Writ of Execution issued in the circuit court of
Hillsborough County, Florida on the 7th day of Ju-'
ly, 2005 in the cause wherein Case Credit Corpo-
ration was plaintiff and D&M Utilities, Inc., a cor-
poration and Douglas 0. Mobley, an individual
were defendants, being Case No. 04-10617 in
said Court, I, Joey B. Dobson, as Sheriff of Baker
County, Florida have levied upon all the right, title
and interest of the defendant, Douglas O. Mobley,
in and to the following described real property, to-
Lots 1 & 2 of Block 45 of the Town of
Glen St. Mary, Florida, as per plat
thereof on file in the Office of the Clerk
of Circuit Court, Baker County, Florida.
Parcel I.D. No.: 36-2S-21-0051-0045-
I shall offer this property for.sale, at the front
entrance of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E.
Macclenny Avenue in Macclenny, County of Bak-
er, State of Florida, on September 20, 2005 at the
hour of 11:00 am or as soon thereafter, as possi-.
ble. I will offer for sale all of the said defendant
Douglas O. Mobley's right, title and interest in the
aforesaid real property at public auction and will
sell the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, en-
Scumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest
Sand best bidder for CASH IN HAND. The. pro-
ceeds to be applied as far as may be to the pay-
ment of costs and the satisfaction of the above
described execution.
(Note: In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing
special accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the Baker County Sher-
iff's Office (904) 259-0245 prior to the date of the
Joey B. Dobson, Sheriff
Baker County, Florida
By: Pamela L. Davis
Civil Process Deputy

CASE NO.: 05-CA-0069
'NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
order of final judgement of foreclosure dated Au-
gust 25, 2005, entered in civil case no. 05-CA-
0069 of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in
and for Baker County, Florida, wherein Washington
Mutual Bank, F,A., successor in interest to Home-
side Lending Inc., plaintiff and Lance C. Johnson
and Delora D. Johnson; his wife are defendantss,
I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at
the east door of the Baker County courthouse, lo-
cated at 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny,
Baker County, Florida, between 11:00 am and
2:00 pm on October 18, 2005 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
A portion of Section 36, Township 2 *
South, Range 21 East, Baker County,
Florida, and being more particularly
described as follows: Commence at
the intersection of the North line of
Madison Street, a 66 foot right of way,
also common with the North city limits
line of the Towp of Glen St. Mary, with
the Easterly line of Clinton Avenue, a
66 foot right of way and thence run
North 1 degree 59 minutes 00 seconds
West, along the said Easterly line, a
distance of 150.00 feet to the point of
beginning; thence continue along said
Easterly line North 1 degree 59 min-
utes 00 seconds West, a distance of
150.00 feet; thence run North 88 de-
grees 03 minutes 05 seconds East,
now departing said Easterly line, a dis-
tance of 125.00 feet; thence run South
1 degree 59 minutes 00 seconds East, *
a distance of 150.00 feet; thence run
S South 88 degrees 03 minutes 05 sec-
onds West, a distance of 125.00 feet to
the point of beginning. The lands de-
scribed are the same lands Intended to
be described in Official Records Book
264, page 71 of the public records of
Baker County, Florida and is the same
property described as: Lots 3 and 4,
block 79, in the Town of Glen St. Mary,
Florida, as per plat of said Town on file
in the office of the Clerk of Circuit
Court of Baker County, Florida.

Dr. Nancy E. Davie

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

259-1758 117 S. Fifth St.

SChild, Adolescent, Adult & Marital Therapy *


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday. September 1. 2005 Paxe Ten

West shoulders blame for loss

Says fake punt was wrong decision in 10-9 loss to Middleburg

Press Sports
It was an odd game Friday night
when the Wildcats hosted Middle-
Neither team completed a pass.
Each scored all its points in a
single quarter Baker in the third,
the Broncos in the second.
And the coach blamed himself
for the loss.
It all added up to the Wildcats
losing 10-9 -in their season opener,
with a missed extra point account-
ing for the difference.
Coach Carl West, however, said
the turning point was when he call-
ed a fake punt with about six min-
utes left in the game and the Cats at
S The Broncos stopped the play
cold and took over on downs.
Baker got the ball back with less
than two minutes to go, but was in
poor field position and unable to get
within field goal range. The last-
ditch effort ended with an in-
"I told the kids it was a bad call,"
West said. "We should have punted,
played for good field position and
maybe got a field goal.
"I told them,'I'll take the
West said he noticed that Mid-
dleburg lined up strong to the right
side, so he thought the left side
would be open.
He thinks the defense may have
been tipped off after one of the Cats
lined up %% wrong and West had to yell
out to reposition him.
Prior to the failed fake punt,
Baker's offense had shaken off a
sluggish first half to twice push the
ball deep into Broncos territory for
The first drive resulted in a
touchdown run by Dontay Johnson,
who rushed for 67 yards on nine
carries in the second half.
Johnson, along \N ith fellow .run-
ning back Eugene Murriell. sat out
the first half because of missed
practice time.
Jonathan Trippeit gained 38
vards-on six icafri es. -

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Overall, the Cats had 124 yards
on the ground, but none through the
air. Holton threw three passes, in-
cluding an interception. West pass-
ed twice, one of which resulted in a
pass interference call against Mid-
The Broncos gained 219 yards,-.
all of which came from the running
\ Baker's defense recovered three
Middleburg coach Rob Justino
said his team played well overall,
_..tt.wyould be working this week to
cut do\ n on the fumbles.

Jonathan Trippeti, /iho ran or 38 Yards against Middlcbury Fridav, is cut down.

"We were inside the 20 two oth-
er times, we should have put up
more than 10 points," the first-year
coach said. "I'm proud of our de-
fense, but the offense has got to fin-
ish drives."
He said the Broncos defense
held First Coast High School to 32
total yards in the two quarters they)
played in their preseason game.
After neither team scored in the
first quarter, Middleburg got a.
touchdown on a long run from
Another long run.and a key pen-
alty at the end of the half enabled
them to kick a field goal to take a
10-0 lead.
After the Broncos' back punched
through the line of scrimmage:
around midfield, a Wildcats' defen-
der dove toward him and caught
him by the face mask.
The runner was able to break:
free and take the ball down near the
goal line as the Memorial Stadium
clocked showed all zeros.
The penalty, however, gave the
visitors another play, which they
converted into three points.
"Our defense played hard, but
the offense got off to a slow start,"
West said. "I challenged them at
half time."
It worked, as the offensive line
fueled an impressive third quarter
for the running game.
Unfortunately, the old football
adage about missed extra points
coming back to bite you, came back
and bit the Cats.
After Johnson scored to make it
10-6, the kick was wide.
The snap was good, and al-
though the field was a little wet, the
kicker didn't slip. West said it \\as
just one of those things. "Even the
pros miss those once in a while."
West said he was more frustrated
later in the quarter on the Cats' sec-

Lady Bobcats undefeated

Press Sports .. ., .. .

The Baker County NMliddle School olleyball .
teams have been playing well so far this year.
In their Preseason Classic August 23 against
Lake City and Richardson, the A and B teams
both won.
"Our teams have show n improvement alrea-
dy," said head coach Allen Murphy.
The Bobcats also went up against Suwannee
and came out on top.
The stat book \wasn't kept at the games, so
scores and statistics are unavailable.
The Lady Bobcats on Team A this year are l
Jordan Yarborough,, Kari Crummey, Krista
Smith, Brittney Alford, Keri Pifer, Destiny De-
lapena, Lindsey Thompson, Megan Osteen, Kari
Harris and Ashley Holton.
,Team B is made up of Harli Livingston, Lau-
ren Nevil, Tori Paulson, Delaney Gaine.. Ashley
Stuhr, Lacey Alford, Ann Marie Byrd, Kristen *-
Bell, Laura Shuemate and Ta'kenya Ruise.
S Their next match is September 8 at home
against Fernandina Beach at 5 pm. It will be the
first conference game for the Bobcats. Destiny Delapena watches Jordan Yarbrough return serve vs. Suwannee

ond deep dri\e, vhich ended % ith a
field goal.
"The key was a bobbled snap...
we had to settle for a field goal in-
stead of a touchdown n."
That made the score 10-9.
Neither team threatened in the
fourth quarter, although on the last
dri e a good run by Holton put the
Cats near midfield needing only a'
field goal to win.
However, with the seconds tick-
ing do% n, Holton's desperation
fourth-do% n pass was intercepted.
West said -the passing game was
hurt by the weather and his quarter-
backs' inexperience.
"It was a wet game and these
were two young kids. They got hap-
py feet in the pocket. We had some
bobbled snaps and a busted play.
We tried screen passes that didn't
"That's youth, that's inexperi-
With that in mind, West said he's
decided to go with senior Chris
Crews in the Cats' game at Brad-
ford County on Friday.
Justino also said inexperience at
quarterback crippled his passing
"He's an Ilth grader, but hasn't
played quarterback since maybe
Pop Warner.." he said. "We called
about 10 pass plays, but he tucked
it and ran when he got even a little
Asked for his opinion about the
Wildcats. Justino said he expects
them to "get things rolling."
"They've got the right coach....
The beginning of the season is
)tough, but there were two good
teams out there Friday."

I1ith tile BCHS football and vol-
leyball seasons underway, look foibr
the opening match.'game/race for
golf (September I at Hilliard), slow-
pitch softball (September 6 at Fer-
nandina Beachl, and cross country
(September 13 at home against Co-
John Staples will take over as
coach of the golf team ihis year,
while veteran coaches Chern'l Nunn
and Charles Raise are back with
their respective teams.

September 1
Junior yarsit) football hosts to
Suwannee County, 7 pm
Volleyball at Bradford County,
5/6 pm
Golf at Hilliard at 4 pm
September 2
Football at Bradford County,
7:30 pm
September 6
Volleyball at Orange Park, 5 pm,
September 7
Golf at Bradford County, 3:30

New QB against Bradford

Press Sports i
It's only about two weeks into the season and the Wildcats will
see their fourth different quarterback under center this Friday against
Bradford County High SchooL. .
Senior Chris Crews, who had been converted from quarterback to
wide receiver this season, will be reconverted this week and is sched-
Suled to start against the Tornadoes, according to Coach Carl West
The change comes in the wake of the Wildcats not completing a
pass in their 10-9 loss to Middleburg last Friday.
Underclassmen Sterling West and Carlos Holton shared the pass-
ing duties, but were unable to get anything going.
They played because senior Craig Yarborough was hurt in the pre-
season Kickoff Classic. West replaced him, but didn't get a lot of
playing time because the varsity squad played just one half.
Coach West said Yarborough. who is on crutches, will be out 2-4
In the meantime, Crews will step in.
"Coming into the season, we had a senior quarterback and I want-
ed to develop the younger guys," West said. "So Chris and I reached
a mutual decision to move him to wide receiver."
"Unfortunately, they haven't developed as fast as I'd have liked.
We need experience, and Chris can do the job."
Last year, Crews played behind Yarborough, who played behind
Kris Linster and Jonathan Woods.
West said, however, that Crews ran the scout team last year, as
well as this season. Scout teams run the opponent's offense for the
defense to practice against.

Volleyball teams face

mixed results so far

Press Sports
The Wildcats varsity volleyball
team lost to the Middleburg
Broncos August 30, dropping its
record to 1-2.
The junior varsity lost its first
match of the season as well, bring-
ing its record to 2-1.
The varsity squad was swept in
three games, losing 25-11, 25-17
and 25-12.
"Our mental mistakes killed us,"
said head coach Karla Amburgey,
"the footwork
Wasn't there."
Amburgey N-
cited the play of
lead server Mere-
dith Haves, as well
as Brittany Gray,
w ho had the most
kills. Brooke Ar-
zie had the most
assists, and Min-
dy Roberts also
had a good game.
"I have to com-
mend (them), they
are exceptional
.' won its first
game 25-17 but
lost the next two.,
25-23 and 15-10. '
Kallie Crum- ., ,
mey was lead ser-
ver in the match.
Mary Dugger had
the most kills and
Cassie Kennedy
had the most as-
"The girls work
well as a team and
they know it
takes six to play, : .
but it takes a
but it takes a Tiffany Norman can
team effort to
succeed,' said JV coach Chris Ar-
Last week, the Cats hosted the
Ridgeview Panthers, with the junior
varsity taking the best-of-three
match in straight sets, 25-12 and 25-
The varsity didn't fare as well,
losing 3 games to 1 in the best-of-
five match.
Tn the JV match, the Wildcats
stumbled out of the gate and were
down, but came back to win.
They dominated early in the sec-

ond game, holding their opponents
to low numbers. At match point, the
girls allowed a slight comeback, but
regrouped to take the win.
Armoreda credits Dugger and
Samantha Briggs as strong hitters
along with setters Kennedy and
Kallie Crummey.
Kendra Russell and Kayla Harris -
have been "superb" on their serves.
Newcomers Morgan Harvey,
Sarah Tra\%ick, Stephanie Greene
and Heather High have "filled in
admirably and will continue to gain

't reach a shot down the line vs. Ridge iew.
important game experience."
In the varsity match against
Ridgeview. Tiffany Norman had a
good game, coming out as top serv-
er and matching Gray for the most
kills. Laura Richardson led with 32
Senior Kassie Crews will be out
a few more weeks. with a ankle
The teams will visit the Bradford
County Tornados Thursday. The
junior varsity starts at 5:00 pm, the
varsity game at 6 pm.

Bobcats lose in regular season opener
The Baker County Middle School Bobcats lost 34-0 at Lake Butler August 30 in their first
regular season game. Coach Jon Mobley said the Cats were down just 8-0 at the half; but
lost their focus after Lake Butler returned the second half kickoff for a touchdown. "We just
couldn't sustain a drive, "he said. The Bobcats opened with a 0-0 tie in their preseason game
against Lake Asbury on Augustt 23. Mobl is shown above practice August 29. Their next
game will be against Starke at 6:30 pm at Memorial Stadium in Macclenny.


No gator hunts
in Okefenokee
Permit holders selected for the
upcoming Georgia State Alligator
Quota Hunt should be aware that
both the Okefenokee National
Wildlife Refuge in Charlton, Ware
and Clinch counties, and Banks
~ 1 r ~Lake National Wildlife Refuge, in
--i Lakeland, GA, are closed to. alliga-
tor hunting.
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hunting seasons and regulations,
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tained by calling (912) 496-7836,
or by visiting the Refuge Web site
at http://okefenokee.fws.gov or by
writing to Refuge Manager, Oke-
S. fenokee NWR, Route 2, Box
3330, Folkston, GA 31537.
Coach West with QB Sterling and RB Lucious with father; Ron Lee


(From page one)
came through the program, but that
doesn't make it a piece of cake.
"It doesn't get any easier," West
laughed. "I learned some things
coaching Brooks, but it doesn't get
any easier."
Having a father as head football
coach isn't always rosy. Coach
West's biggest worry is that he
doesn't want to give anyone the
impression there is any favoritism
"People are always going to.
think that, so I have to lean a little
to the hard side. I told him, 'You'll
always be my son, but on the field
I'm your coach."'
Sterling West had the benefit of
being able to see how 'his father
dealt with his big brother, but it's
still tough. '
"He's talked to me about it,"
said the younger West. "He let me
know he had to be harder on me so
it doesn't look like he's playing fa-
vorites. He gets on to me just about
every day."
Pooh Lee feels the same way.
"When I mess up, I get yelled at
a lot, '-he said. "But he's been do-
ing that since I started plaN ing. I'm
used to it. I like it, though. I can
talk to him about things when I
need to."
As unusual as it may be for fa-
thers to be coaching their sons on
a ,high school football team, Ron
Lee has been coaching his son for
many years, but for Sterling West
it's a new experience.

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This bike ride is for riders
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it or for the serious bike rid-
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fid scenery, and very little
traffic during this bike ride. If
you register by September 30,
the entry fee is onl' $30. This
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West started playing football in
the fourth grade and went through
youth league and middle school
ball without having his dad as a
coach. That didn't mean he didn't
get a lot of advice.
"He would tell me to run this
way or that way," said West, who
only recently made the change
from running back to quarterback.
"It really helped."
Lee has been coached by his
dad since he was 6 years old.
."I've been coaching him since
he was on the Little League Gat-
ors," said the elder Lee. "It's ironic
because even then he wanted to
play for the Florida Gators."
Sterling West also would like to
be a Gator and grins when remind-
ed that his Dad started for, the
South Carolina Gamecocks.
"That's kind of funny," says
Carl West. "That's where I wanted
to go when I was in high school,
but I was down on Coach Doug
Dickey's depth chart and South
Carolina was persistent."
The two households deal with
football differently on the home-
front. In the Lee household there is
a lot of extra football talk.
".'We watch a lot of films at
home," said Ron Lee. "He watches
film of (ex-Wildcat standouts)
Cliff Green, Walter McCrary and
Kelly Williams, trying to learn their
"We're always talking foot-
ball," added Pooh Lee.
In the West house, they don't
talk much football.
"We'hardly talk about it at all at.
home," said Carl West. "When he
was younger and I wasn't his coach,
I'd try to teach him things, but
now that I'm his coach I want him
to know at home I'm his father,
and I don't want to give the im-
pression that it's all about football.
Football is way down the list. First
it's about faith, then family, then

academics and then football."
On the football field, both coach-
es have seen big improvements in
their sons' play.
Pooh Lee has made tremendous
strides since middle school. "His
size and strength as a sophomore
are unbelievable," his father said.
"He is up to 350 pounds in the
bench press and 500 pounds in the
Pooh added, "The weights make
me run harder. My dad wants me
to run over people."
Coach Lee can see the results.
"These last two years he's been
able to stiff-arm people or just
lower his shoulder and run them
over. At 5'10" and 212 pounds,
pretty soon defenders aren't going
to want to get in his \vaN and will
try to arm tackle him."
Sterling Westhas had a rougher
transition into high school ball. He
was a running back all through
youth league and middle school,
but was changed to quarterback
this season. Jt has been a difficult
transition for both father and son.
"He's still young and learning
his position. He needs to have a
-veteran iinfront of'him to teach'
him and show leadership."
At the start of the season, that
veteran was thought to be senior
Craig Yarborough. But Yarbor-
ough injured his knee playing de-
fense in the Kickoff Classic and
West had a sticky decision to make
as a father and coach. For the
opening game against Middleburg,
he played both of his young back-
ups, Carlos Holton and Sterling
But then...
"I had to make a tough decision.
I moved Chris Crews, who was
our scout team quarterback last
year and was a receiver this sea-
son, into the starting role," said
West. "They'll both rotate in and
play quarterback, but they'll have

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to compete for playing time like
everybody else."
One of the problems with hav-
ing a coach for a father is that you
have to be careful what you say at
home. Pooh Lee is pretty closed-
mouthed about injuries because he
doesn't want his father to take him
off the field.
"He doesn't tell me, he tells his
mom and sometimes he doesn't
tell her," Coach Lee said. "This
summer he hurt his shoulder and I
had to find out about it from his
Both sets of fathers and sons are
quick to praise the role of the boys'
"His mother gets all the credit
for raising Sterling," West said. "I
try to be the best father I can, but
this job takes me away a lot and
his mother has done a great job."
Said Pooh Lee, "My momma has
never missed one of my games."
Win or lose, both fathers are
bursting with pride seeing their
sons perform on the football field.
"It's just such a blessing for me
to see him out there," said Lee.
"I'm so proud of him because
of the kid he is," said West.













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7 Happy 74th Birthday <

Mr. and Mrs. Pettis
Wed Saturday
Rebekah Delaine Bass of Jas-
per, Fla., formerly of Glen St. Ma-
ry, and Jesse Franklin Pettis of
Bonifay, Fla. were married August
27 at Lake City Church of God.

Lilian Hartwig
Sister arrives
Myra Kronz is proud to an-
nounce the birth of sister Lilian
Rose Hartwig on August 7 at St.
Vincent's Medical Center. She
weighed nine pounds, one ounce
and was 22 inches long.
Proud parents are Chris and
Melinda Hartwig of MaNcclenny.
Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Lykins of Chattanooga, Tenn.

Seeks art entries
The Art League of North Flori-
da seeks entries for its first Annual
Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibi-
tion. The exhibition will be held at
the Alfonso Levy Performing Arts
Center at Lake City Community
College from September 30 until
November 18. $1000 in prizes will
be awarded.
Entry deadline is September 9.
For a prospectus, call 386-754-
4340. The reception will be on Fri-
day, October 7 at 7:00 pm.

Scout round-up
Cub Scout Pack #555 will have.
its annual round up on September
8 at 7:00 pm in Macclenny Ele-
mentary's cafeteria. If you have a
7-10 year old son with an interest
in camping. hiking and having fun,
then join us for an informative
For more information, call Todd
Coker at 25GC-:.t2.

Sofia Jones
Daughter is bom
Myrna B. Rivera-Jones and Da-
vid H. Jones III of Macclenny are
pleased to announce the birth of
daughter Sofia Erin Jones on Au-
gust 4 at Ashford Hospital in San
Juan, Puerto Rico.
Proud grandparents are Margar-
ita Vega-Rivera and Ramon Rivera
of Puerto Rico, Debora Lauramore
and David H. Jones Jr. of Mac-
clenny. Great grandparents are Da-
vid H. Jones Sr. of Glen St. Mary
and Pauline Byrd of Macclenny.

The Earnests
Wed 50 years
Shirley and Glyn Earnest will
celebrate their 50th anniversary on
September 3 with a renewal of
vows. The ceremony will-be at
Calvary Baptist Church on North
Blvd. A reception will follow at
the church in the Emily Room.
Their children are Terry Earnest
and Glyn Earnest Jr. of Jackson-
ville, Pat and Allen Perkins of
Lakeland, Diana and Terry Goss of
Waycross, Ga. Their grandchildren
are Amber Earnest of Jacksonville,
Pvt. Chris Earnest of Ft. Sill, Ok-
la., KC Marler of Lakeland, Scot-
tie and Jamie of Waycross.

Reunion dance
The class of 1961 will host a re-
union and dance, and invites the
classes of 1960 and 1962 to the
event on September 10 from 7 pm
to midnight at the Moose Lodge.
For reservations, call 275-2234 or

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Richard Jackson Dugger
Windell J. and Tabitha
Dugger would like to
announce the birth of their
son, Richard Jackson Dugger.
Jackson was born July 12,
2005 at St. Vincent's. He
weighed 8 ltbs. 2 oz. and was
21 inches long.
Proud grandparents are
Richard and Sharon Crews of
Macclenny, Windell and Bess
Dugger of Sanderson

New Baker County GAL volunteers
Ten volunteers were recently trained in Baker County to become child advocates with
the Guardian ad Litem program. The GAL program recruits and trains volunteers to be
the voice for a child who has been abused and/or neglected and is involved in the
Dependency Court system. Front row (l-r): Jessica Rawlins, Eleanor Cumpston, Helen
Mabe. Back row (i-r): Dorothy Slappey, Danny Fouraker, Kristi Lynn, Walker Jolly, Ti-
na Ashley, Bernice Moring. Not pictured are Lisa Rodgers and Mitch Holloway. If you
are interested in training for this worthwhile work, telephone 259-2992.

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It's a boy!
Kevin and Ruth (Bay) L
Cumming, Ga. are prouc
nounce the birth of soi
Carlton Lykins on July 25,
Northside Hospital in Atlai
He is the grandson of D
Karla Bay of Cumming a
grandson of Ellie Laura:
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recovering and rebuilding from
Hurricane Katrina, Volunteer Flor-
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tribute wisely toward recovery ef-
forts. Consider the following be-
fore you donate goods, money, or
your time.
Financial contributions are
preferred: Cash donations help to
avoid the labor and expense of
sorting, packing, transporting and
distributing donated goods, and
voluntary relief agencies can use
cash to meet hurricane victims'
specific needs more quickly.
Donate through an experienc-
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d to an- lie f agencies prefer the versatility
n Adam of cash donations; however, some
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nta, Ga. store and distribute donated goods.
)ave and To prevent waste, donations of
nd great goods should be made only to
more of agencies that have requested spe-
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Confirm the need Before col-
lecting: Donors should be wary of
ING anyone who claims "everything is
)NDAY needed." Many groups have been
disappointed that their efforts and
Sthe good. they collected were not
appreciated. A community hit by
ay disaster, however, does not have
the time, manpower or money to
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Get precise information and con-
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more difficult. Before traveling to
the disaster area to help, learn
where, and when your skills will be
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Bedroom suite double bed (no mat-
tress), dresser and mirror, chest, night-
stand, $200. 259-2183 after 6:00 pm.
Bankruptcies, last chance, new laws
soon! Divorce, adoptions, deeds, wills,
notary service, etc. Call anytime, John
Swanson, 266-9270. 9/1c
Green Virginia premium peanuts, $32
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.
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
1997 Sunbird boat and trailer, 16'5",
90 HP Evinrude, major tune-up, new
tires and rims and wiring harness on
trailer, $4300 will consider trade; also
Honda 450 motorcycle, runs great,
S$2000 or trade. 259-6902. 9/1 p
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, raie.; half
round foyer console All pieces are ma-
-. hogany wood. Soutnern Cnarm. 259-
'4140. 2/3tfc
White frame twin beds, mattresses
and bedclothes included, brass vanity,
$600. 259-4627. 9/1 p
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany,
can be seen at Southern Charm. 259-
4140. 12/9tfc
17' Hydra Sport bass boat, 225 Mer-
cury motor, aluminum trailer, $2500.,
259-6865. 9/1 p
Louis Vuitton purse, $75. 259-5779.


Air hockey table, full size, brand new, 1988 LaSalle 28' motorhome, 43,000
$300; office furniture metal desk with miles, new tires, $10,000; 1996 Cadil-
chair, wood desk with chair, $75 per lac Deville, great gas mileage, excel-
set. 653-1530. 9/1-8p lent condition, $5000. 259-3519 or
onnrId ,edn nnliance.s 90 rdav mnnev 635-6590. 9/1p

back guarantee. 266-4717.
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
Diesel generator, industrial, 5500
watt, $3700; portable gas air compres-
sor, 5.5 HP, $700; pressure washer,
5.5 HP, $500; 46 piece air tool kit,
$100. 259-8565 or 251-4641. 9/1-8p
2004 Honda VTX 1300 Retro, 980
original miles, $8000. 259-8288 or
904-742-8835. 8/25-9/1 p
Golf cart, battery operated, spare tire,
runs well, $600 or make offer. Call Lori
at 746-9769. 9/1 p
New, never used, Shure handheld mi-
crophone system, "PG58 Wireless
VHF Diversity Receiver", carrying case
included, cost $300, sell for $265. 259-
6868. 9/1 p
At long last! The Franklin Mercantile
is now re-open for your business! Be-
ginning Friday, September 2nd at the
railroad crossing in Glen. 259-6040.
Viking pop-up camper, $950, new
A/C, sleeps 6, stove, sink, refrigerator.
275-4525 dr 233-6633. 9/1p
Cross Bow home gym, paid $700,
selling $200 OBO. 912-843-2450 or
904-955-2394. 9/1

Need to carpool to work or school?
Call The Press for a free ad. 259-2400
or fax 259-6502.
S1999 Ford E.-ploer XLT, 4..4, -1 door,
leather. $8500. 259-9301 9/1p
1996 Pontiac Grand Am, V6, 2 door,
$3000. 259-9301. 9/1 p
1990 Toyota Corolla, one owner, 4
cylinder, automatic, cold air, new $400
CD player, $3200. 571-0913. 9/1p
1988 Volvo 240 GL, white, 4 cylinder,
economic on gas, real beauty, auto-
matic, A/C, tinted windows, power win-
dows, power remote control locks, ra-
dio, CD, sunroof, $1995 cash OBO.
259-2253. 8/25-9/1 p
1988 Mazda pickup truck, 4 cylinder, 5
speed, runs good, very dependable,
$1250 OBO. 259-5567. 9/1p

Need to carpool to school or work?
Call the Press for a free ad. 259-2400
1991 Toyota Camry, light blue, auto-
matic, A/C, tinted and power windows,
remote control power locks and alarm,
radio, CD, 4 cylinder, economic on
gas, $1995 cash OBO. 259-2253.
8/25-9/1 p
1997 Chevrolet Silverado extended
cab pickup, A/C, automatic, stereo,
$6000. 259-4573 leave message. 9/1 p
1995 Ford Aerostar XLT van, good
condition, ice cold air, automatic trans-
mission, $1800. 904-226-5260 or 904-
759-5452. 9/1 p
1977 Ford pickup for parts, $100; 1979
Ford pickup, good work truck,.$600;
1988 Pontiac Firebird for parts, $125;
1985 Pontiac Firebird, engine needs
work, $375; sellboth Firebirds for
$425; good title on all. 614-2383 or
259-4374; 9/1 p

Glen St. Mary to Lake City Community
College, Monday Thursday mornings.
653-2289. 9/1p

Music lessons in Macclenny! Guitar,
piano, singing and band instruments.
All ages welcome. 904-653-1737.
Affordable and dependable. Let me
take care of your cleaning needs. Also
available evenings and weekends. Call
259-8310. 9/1 p
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in
good condition. Call Karin at Southern
Charm 259-4140. '2/13tfc
The Baker County.High School Con-
struction Technology students build
pump houses, tool sheds, storage
buildings, picnic tables, dog houses,
etc. at very reasonable prices. Please
'contact Mr. Clardy at 259-6286 x
10322. 8/18-9/1 p
E&S Lawn Service, same day, free
estimates, guaranteed to save dollars
for you. 465-3841. 9/1-10/6p
Need to carpool to work or school?
Call the Press for a free ad. 259-2400.
Tree trimming removal and clean up.
Licensed and insured. 259-7968.
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-7968.
Lawn mower and equipment serviced
or repaired. Honest,dependable, guar-
anteed. Pickups and delivery available.
Dwight Rhoden at 904-588-3169 or
275-2047. 9/1 c

Dogs: all types from puppies to adults,
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
Guineas, mallard ducks for sale. 653-
1863 leave message. 8/25-9/1 p
Registered red bone puppies, 8
weeks old. 904-964-2793. 9/1-8p
AKC Lab pups, chocolate/yellow, male
and female, health certificate, shots,
POP, $300. 275-4525 or 233-6633.
9/1 p

Friday 7:30 am-?, 719
Millondale Rd Books,
PS2 games, DVDs,
tocls and clothes.
Friday 8:30 am-1i 00
pm, 405 Linda St. Men,
women and lots of chil-
dren clothes. 2 families.
Rain or shine.
Friday 8:30 am-1:00
pm, 902 Miitondale Rd.
Toddler car oed, kid's
clothes, lots of women's
clothes size 18W-22W,
lots of everything
Friday and Saturday
8:00 am-?, 9589 Glen-
wood Drive, Glen. Furni-
ture. ciolnes, toys.
books dishes, so much
more Huge sale.
Friday and Saturday
9:00 am-2:00 pm, Dixie
Mini Slorage, 8th St.
Rain cancels.
Saturday and Sunday
8:00 am-2:00 pm, 5930
CW Webb Rd. Clothing.
books, shoes, Christ-
mas items computer
ac.:ess:reCs odds and
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Saturday 9/1 and 9/8
8:00 am-?, 1168 Cop-
per Gate Place. Baby
items, furniture, clothing.
household items. Bring
Friday and Saturday
7:00 ar-3:00 pm, 125
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Mudlake, to end of
Glynn Allyn. 94 Cougar,
washer, dryer, baby
items and clothes to 4T.
Too much to Iist. Rain or
shine 259-1789.
Friday 8:00 am-3:00
pm, Saturday 8:00 -
11:00 am, 6881 Milton-
dale Rd. Multi-families.
Friday and Saturday
8:00 am-?, 525 N. Blvd
W. Men and women's
clothing. baby girl 12
mos 2 yrs, baby boy 0 -
6 yrs.
Friday and Saturday
8:00 am-?, 5926 Wood-
lawn Cemetery Rd. Lots
of miscellaneous items.
2 families..
Friday and Saturday
8:00 am-?, 7349 W.
Madison St.. Glen. 3
Friday and Saturday
only, 6126 George
Hodges Rd. 259-6865.
Friday and Saturday
9:00 am-1:00 pm, US
90, Glen across from
Country Boy's. House-
hold Items, namebrano
children clothing. Becky
McDurie 2 farrmies

Lost: Bible burgundy leather cover,
name written inside. The Open Bible
by Thomas Nelson Publishers. Lost
between Westside St., Glen St. Mary
and the garbage dump station on road
125. Small reward if returned i; good
condition. Please call 259-3693. 9/1 p
Found: Air compressor. Call and iden-
tify 728-8483. 9/1 p


We have immediate positions for local Class A drivers. Day or night shift
available. Local or OTR. 401K, Health Insurance, Paid Vacation,

North State Road.121, Macclenny, FL 32063

(904) 653-2800


Saturday 8:00 am-?,
121 S. to Mudlake RO to
6098 Shelly Lane.
Household items,
clothes, furniture. Multi
Saturday 8:00 am-
noon, 121 N. past
weigh station on the left,
follow signs. Nice
dresses, lots of stuff.
Saturday 7:00 am-?,
540 Linda St. Stereo,
TV, wall decorations,
clothes, toys, miscella-
Saturday 8:00 am-?,
Woodlawn to Ben
Rowe, follow signs.
Treadmill, car top car-
rier, tupperware, auto
manuals, furniture 4
Saturday 8:00 am-2:00
pm, 23A to 6016 Harry
Rewis Rd. Baby clothes,
baby items, women's
clothing, household,
kids bikes, couches.
Saturday 8:00 am-?,
1'/; miles north of US 90
on 121, pass the red
light at 228 and 121.
Women's and children's
clothes, namebrands,
good stuff.
Saturday 8:00 am-
noon, off Miltondale on
Magnolia. Dishwasher,
rocker, toddler bed, tri-
cycles, clothes of all
sizes 3 families.

Notice to readers:
The newspaper publishes classified adver-
tising on subjects like work-at-home, weight
loss products, health products. While the
newspaper uses reasonable discretion in
deciding on publication of such ads, it takes
no responsibilityas to the truthfulness of
claims. Respondents should use caution
and common sense before sending any
money or making other commitments based
on statements and/or promises; demand
specifics in writing. You can also call the
Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-
HELP to find out how to spot fraudulent so-
licitations. If it sounds too good to be true, it
probably is. The Baker County Press



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

has immediate openings for the following:

Apply in person at

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Part time with full time potential. Look-
ing for motivated, qualified person in
Baker and surrounding counties. Expe-
rience in sales helpful. Reply with re-
sume and references to P.O. Box 598,
Macclenny, FL 32063. 6/2tfc
Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.
has the following positions open: coun-
selor IV/senior clinician full time out-
patient adults, full time/PRN special-
ized therapeutic foster care
Gainesville, full time family crisis treat-
ment, Gainesville, full time addictions,
Gainesville and Lake City, full time ad-
dictions prevention, Gainesville, OTP,
Gainesville;.counselor III full time -
Lake City Adolescent Therapeutic
Group Home; acute care program di-
rector full time Gainesville; add spe-
cialist full time/part time, Gainesville
and PRN Lake City MIST and adult
programs; child welfare case manager
trainee full time Gainesville, Lake
City, Trenton, Starke; adult case man-
ager full time Gainesville and Tren-
ton; emergency services intake evalua-
tor full time Gainesville, Lake City;
comprehensive assessor PRN -
Gainesville, Lake City; psychology
technician full time/PRN Gainesville
and Lake City; child case manager full
time Gainesville and Starke; emer-
gency services driver PRN Lake
City; RN full time and PRN -
Gainesville, Lake City; medical records
technician full time Gainesville; dri-
ver full time Gainesville; certified be-
havior analyst full time Gainesville;
director of business development full
time Gainesville; LPN PRN -
Gainesville; senior client relations spe-
cialist full time Gainesville and Lake
City; director of fiscal full time -
Gainesville; administrative assistant -
full time Starke; executive administra-
tive assistant full time- Gainesville;
staff assistant full time Gainesville;
account clerk II full time- Gainesville.
Excellent benefits. For details visit,
www.meridian-healthcare.org. Send
resumes to Meridian'Behavorial
Healthcare, Inc., Human Resources,
4300 SW 13th St., Gainesville, FL,
32608, fax 352-374-5608, Attn: refer to:
The Baker County Press Ad. EOE,
DFWP. 9/1 c
Dump truck driver, clean MVR, 2
years experience, benefits, insurance,
Maxville. DFWP. Call 289-7000.
8/25-9/1 c
Part -time carpenter. 259-7892. 8/4tfc
Plumbers and helpers for new con-
struction, top pay and full benefits,
need valid driver's license. DFWP.
Crockett Plumbing Company 387-
0176. 9/1-29p

Construction personnel immediate
openings. Pipelayers, excavator opera-
tors, loader operators. Drug screen re-
quired. Jensen Civil Construction, 9100
Phillips Hwy. EOE m/f/dv. 8/25-9/15c
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools. 259-5877. 12/30tfc
Correctional nursing. Vacancies for
RNs and LPNs at various state prisons
in North-Central Florida. Bradford, Mar-
ion and Union Counties recently ap-
proved for agency unique salary addi-
tive. exceptional health care insurance,
vested retirement after six years, com-
prehensive State of Florida benefit
package. Call for details regarding this
special salary. If you prefer per diem,
rather than career service, we also
have OPS (non benefit positions). RNs
$29-31, LPNs $19-21. Contact Kathyrn
Reed, LPN at 904-368-3310, or
reed.kathyrn@mail.dc.state.fl.us or
Sharon McKinnie, RN at 850-922-6645
or mckinnie.sharon@mail-
.dc.state.fl.us. 8/18-9/8c
Get your Class B CDL for $250. We
train. 777-5995. 8/18-9/8p
Truck drivers needed. Class A and
Class B, dump trailer experience and
roll off experience required. Top pay
and benefits. Fax resume to 904-378-
9747 or apply in person at 6507 W.
Beaver St., Jacksonville, FL.8/25-9/1p
Site prep and underground utility con-
tractor seeking experienced heavy
equipment operators dozers, loaders,
rollers, off road dumps. Call 904-641 -
2055 between the hours of 8:00 am-
11:00 am or apply in person Monday -
Friday 8:00 am-11:00 am at AJ Johns,
Inc., 3225 Anniston Road, JacKsonville,
FL. 32246. Paid vacations and holi-
days, health, life and short term disabil-
ity, profit sharing and 401(k) plan. EOE,
Drug Free Work Place. 8/25-9/15c




Wel Drilling

2" & 4" WellsI

Call Roger or Roger Dale

Family Owned & Operated
Licensed & Insured

Experienced A/C and duct installers,
up to $15 per hour, must have a good
driving record. 259-8038. 8/18-9/8p
Lowboy driver. Clean MVR, 2 years
experience, benefits, insurance,
Maxville. DFWP. 289-7000. 8/25-9/1c
Local home health care agency seek-
ing PRN registered nurse for local and
surrounding areas. Call 259-3111 for
details. 2/24tfc
Drivers needed. Class.A with experi-
ence, Monday Friday, 7:00 am 5:00
pm, starting salary $660 weekly, bene-
fits after 90 days, 401 (k) after 1 year.
Call 904-353-3694 or 904-923-1789.
9/1 p
Distributors needed. Try the Perri-
cone Promise, Monavie. Drink to your:
health. Make the income you deserve.
For more details, call Target Health.
904-716-9769. 9/1 p

Truck drivers needed. Earn $800-
$1000 per week, company provided
CDL training for those who qualify.
School graduates welcome. Call AMG
866-374-0764. 9/1-22p
Cook wanted. Apply at Lyman
Green's. No phone calls. 9/1c
After school care. Experienced in
keeping school age children. Keep
them happy and busy! Must be 21
years of age. Call Special Blessings at
259-8466. 9/1 p
Tired of.making someone else's truck
payment? We finance. No credit check,
2 years OTR experience, Class A CDL.
800-252-3182.. 9/1p
Dental assistant needed, full time po-
sition. Monday Friday in Lake City,
must have dental experience, competi-
tive pay plus benefits. Please fax re-
sume to 386-752-3122. 9/1-8p

Driver/Dedicated Reg. Lane



65% Preloaded/Pretarped
Average $818 $896/wk
Part-time opening available
Jacksonville, FL Terminal
CDL-A required.,


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Macclenny, FL

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Since 1963
Residential, and Commercial
Pest control
Lawn and Shrub care
Termite protection
Damage repair guarantees
Free estimates Call today!
Sentricon Colony
Elimination System
Design /Build
Your plans or our plans
Bentley Rhoden -
CBC060014 3/14tfe
Math Chemistry Other Sciences
College *'High School Middle
Public Schools 25 years experience
College 7 years experience
Chemistry Major
Math and Physics Minor


Free estimates


S 5/27tfc

Lawn Maintenance Sod Bush
Box Blade Debris Removal
Free Estimates
9ll4-509fl1 347

Garbage pickup for Baker C
Roll off Dumpsters
Kent Kirkland, Owner/Ope

Konnie's Klear Pools
We sell and install
DOUGHBOY above-ground pools
Service Reno aliens Cleaning
Repairs* Chemicals Parts
698-E West Macclenn) A e.
(next to Raynor's Pharmacy)
Fall and Winter hours:
Closed on Monday and Tuesday
Wednesday Friday
10 am 6 pm .
Saturday 10 am 2 pm
(CPC 053903) 9/2tfe
Sand Field dirt Slag hauled
904-445-8836 days
904-653-2493 evenings

Custom house plans
to your specifications
Qualified Good references
Residential ~ light commercial
Reasonable rates
$25 minimum'
Day or night

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L, Heating/Air and
al Heating and Air
Electrical service
Licensed and Insured
r Lie. #ET11000707
rat0or Lic. #RA13067193, RA#13067194
14-10/6p 4/21tfc

Polysteel Wall Systems
FENLA Appro\ ed Safe Rooms,
General and Specialty Concrete
Slabs *'Driveways Sidewalks *
Troy Vonk,,President
George Knabb, Jr.
All types of pest control
Call Eston, Shannon, Bryan,
SBill or Philip
Beverly Monds Owner

*Affidavits *Jurats (oaths)
*Acknowledgements *Closings
*Marriage ceremonies
*Will come to,you
259-4277 days
275-4280 evenings
Bush Hog Box Blade *Finish
Mowing ,
Free estimates
Contact Mike

SAir conditioners Heat pumps
SMajor appliances *
24 hour, 7 day emergency service!
9/15p Call Vince Famesi, Owner-Operator
Specializing in all types of
Stucco and Stone
Local and Out-pf-Town
17 years in business

Tractor Work Box Blade
SFinish Mowing Bush Hog
Land Clearing Tractor Services
Excavation Fill Dirt Ponds
Brush Mowing Seeding Grading.
SSo many options!
See our catalogs at
The Office Mart
11p South 5thStreet
S. tfc
Engineered trusses for your new
Home Barn Shed Etc.
Free estimates
Septic Tanks, Tractor Work,
New Systems, Repairs,
Sump Pumps, Culverts,
Slag Hauled and Spread
Stay on top of all your tree trimming
and removal needs with,
Licensed and Insured
Culverts Installed
Tim Johnson

2" and 4" wells
Roger Raulerson

Hurricane season is here!'
Are you ready?
Trim limbs or remove entire tree
Courteous service
Licensed and Insured
Free estimates
Affordable tree experts
or 710-1294
We now accept
Mastercard, Visa, Discover,
American Express
Siding Soffets General repairs
259-6518 :
For all your stucco needs
Commercial and Residential
Licensed and Insured
Kevin 904-759-3907
Geni 904-626-5084
Danny 904-424-6568
Charlie 904-226-3233
Hiring crews daily
Driveways Patios -.Sidewalks
Porches Homes Mobile Homes
Frpe Estimates
Jared Satterwhite
Finish grading Dirt leveling
Mowing Culverts
Slag driveways
Licensed and Insured

Complete site and
Underground utility contractor
Land clearing
We sell dirt and slag
Mitch Canaday, Jr.
CU-C057126 6/23-12/29p
New roofs Roof repairs
Roof replacement
Free estimates
Same day free.estimates
Guaranteed to save dollars for you!
Building a house?
Need an energy report for your per-
State Certified Energy Rater
Water softeners Iron filters
Sales Rentals Service
Total water softener supplies
Salt delivery
Financing available -
797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny
Utility, Equipment and Livestock
Brake Electrical Tractor Work
Bush Hog Mowing Box Blade
Reasonable rates
653-1863 or 904-334-3659

New to Baker County
24 hour 7 days'week
toll free 888-627-8677
.Residential irrigation
Box blade Sod
Free estimates
904-338-7657 cell
Ask for John or Chuck
Oils, acrylics, watercolors, canvases,
drawing pads and much more!
110 South Fifth Street
I tfc
Professional painting
Pressure washing
Interior exterior
Residential commercial
Fully insured Locally owned
25 years experience
Tree removal,* Light hauling
Stump removal
We haul or buy junk cars and trucks
We sell horses
Licensed Insured
Free estimates
24 hour service
Jesus is the Only Way
After-hours computer repair
Networking, training,
graphic design and writing
Call Cheryl

2003 Homes of Merit
28x60 Doublewide

on.78 acres
Ready to live In


259-3187 or


Experience necessary.

Apply in person at

WOOnTShi (LBar3
Located in Winn-Dixie Shopping Center, Macclenny



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Now hiring. Mechanics, foremen,
equipment operators and laborers for
company specializing ir erosion con-
trol. Valid driver's license a MUST. Fax
resume to 275-3292 or call 275-4960.,
EOE. 9/1-15p
Needed two structural steel erectors.
Pay based on experience. Call Durelle
at 259-5163 if no answer, leave mes-
saqe. 9/1 p
Lead guitarist or keyboardist. Must be
able to sing. Serious inquires only. 912-
843-2450 or 904-955-2394. -9/1 p

Completely setup and ready to move
in! New 24x52, 3 BR, 2 BA Fleetwood
mobile home on '/2 acre with 4" well,
septic tank and power pole, 121 South,
$105,000. 904-838-0035. 8/25tfc
FSBO. 3 BR, 2 BA, 1600 sq. ft. off
paved road in Taylor on 7 acres, with
garden area, large trees and fish pond,
$120,000, owner financing available.
259-7925 or 476-7136. 9/1 c
One acre with well and.septic tank on
George Hodges Road, $40,000 OBO..
all Anita Mette.at 259-6063. 9/1

3 BR, 2 BA mobile homes, no pets,
lawn maintenance included, rent $600
per month, 10 minutes north of Mac-
clenny. 912-843-8118. 8/18tfc
3 BR, 2 BA brick home, 714 Chipshot,
$775 per month, $600 deposit, no pets,
18 month lease. 259-9797.
Mobile homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-860-
4604 or 259-6156. 3/1 7tfc
1 acre lot for mobile home in Macedo-
nia area off Odis Yarborough. Call
Brian at 759-5734 or 259-6735. 3/24tfc
Macclenny. 4 BR, 2 BA, large master
suite, all brick with 2 car garage and in-
ground pool, no smoking, no pets, re-
sponsible adults only. 259-2417.
New home for rent, 3 BR, 1 BA, tile
flooring, living room, kitchen/dining
room combo, on 1.28 acre lot in Mac-
clenny. All electric appliances. $750 se-
curity deposit, $750 per month. Please
call 259-3343 or 626-8424. 9/1tfc
4 BR, 1 BA newly remodeled with new
carpet, cabinets, .appliances and tile,
large city lots with extra large backyard.
No pets or smoking. $850 per month,
$850 deposit. 813-5558. -9/1 p
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, Glen St.
Mary, $425 per month, $200 deposit.
259-5383 or 226-3064. 9/1 p
3 BR mobile home, 2 BA, living room,
den, kitchen, dining room on acre lot.
No pets! Turkey Creek, $600 deposit,
$600 per month. 259-3519 or 904-635-
6590. References required. 9/1 p
Small mobile home, 2 BR, 1 BA, Hwy
90. $400per month plu. deposil "--
8880 *-.. 9/1-8p
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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.
Investment opportunity. Land mort-
gage for sale, offered at 10% discount
on one acre lot in Jacksonville. Terms
of note: principal amount $14,785.37
offered at 10% discount, new principal
amount is $13,306.83, original interest
rate 7.5%, with discounted principal in-
terest rate is 11.20%, monthly pay-
ments $247.54, 75 months remaining.
.Buyer is current with payments. Ap-
praisal on property is $23,300, pre-
pared October 2002. Interested? Con-
tact Robin at 904-923-8123. 8/18-9/8

1993 Skyline 24x40 doublewide, new
vinyl siding, new skirting, inside needs
to be finished, plywood floors, $10,000
OBO. Delivered and set-up in Baker
County plus permit. 275-3063. 9/1 p


Great Business Opportunity!
Do you want to stop driving to Jacksonville every
day? A great business opportunity awaits you right
here in beautiful Glen St. Mary.
The E-Z Stop Convenience Store
with all stock & equipment plus
a 1622 SF 4BR/2BA house and
4 mobile home rental lots at $140.00 each per
month. All in one of the fastest
growing areas in Baker County.
Total land size is approximately 2.17 acres.
Some owner financing may be available.

Seventy Acres- $2,500 per acre. Moccasin
Creek. Like to hunt and fish, call us about
this land in the country $175,000
House & 2.18 Acres- Zoned light industrial.
Home can be used for office or moved. High
traffic area at intersection of 121-228 & 23-B.
Owner will rezone to meet your needs.
Two a Zoned
C action for

offices on 2.12 acres: $495,000

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Serving ALL your real estate needs!

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-Pending
Lot #4- 12.11 acres $78,715-SOLD
Lot #11- 14 acres $98,000-Pending
Lot #15- 10 acres $65,000-Pending
Lot #18- 15 acres $67,500-SOLD
Lot #21- 25.42 acres $101,680

Nice Affordable Home 3 bed- 2 Co.
room, 2 bath doublewide with large occup
deck on city lot CH/A. vinyl hiding :re i
with shingle roof. Close to every- Shopp
thing. Onl3 $64,900. SF. Pr

HOMES AND LAND of North Florida, Inc.

7W c "# 6 #'U L Licensed Real Estate Broker

259-7709 338-4528 cell
We can show and sell all llstingsl

Great opportunity in well established business in the fastest growing area of
i Macclenny. With approximately 1000 new homes coming to this area.
t ...... ... How can you MISS?? Richard's Grocery & Meat Market

an $389,000
Owner will stay on to train you for 6 months.

Commercial- 2 lots on US 90 in Glen St.
Mary. Excellent commercial use. Has access
to water and sewer. $165,000
Vacant 2 Acre Parcel- on CR 121 South of
I-10, multi-use property. Owner will apply for
zoning to fit your needs. $149,900
2 Lots on US 90- iin Glen St. Mary with
building. Excellent business opportunity.
Has water & sewer. $275,000
Nice Dojkyard,
new stov I I close
to city $6 --. .

Doublewide mobile home on 2.5 acres. 3
bedrooms, 2 bath, split floor plan, master
bath with garden tub and separate
shower, 2 closets in master bedroom.
Open den with corer fireplace. Large
eat-in kitchen. Open metal pole barn
18x28. Just waiting for family.

SELLER MOTIVATED!!! $85,900- was $89,900

J -B eDsAsoa

Great starter home or rental.
Doublewide on 2.5 acres, 3 BR, 2
BA, 9 .rB.' Ilture
(bring CotaPed d on
paved norT o len St.,
Mary. Reduced to $65,000.
Commercial Lot 14,000 sq. ft.
100 ft. frontage on SR 121. Located
between Waffle House and Day's
Inn, adjacent to 1-10. $125,000.

mmercial Buildings


iced at $129,000 each.



10 Acre Tract zoned for MH and
horses. Located in a newly develop-
ing art~ j homes
and n mes.
County maintained road. No home
owner association $65,000.
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-hbuild \our dream
home. Reduced to $200,000.

Deep Water- 60 beautiful acres
on the St. Mary's River. Many
native palm trees. This unique prop-
erty 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 bN appt.
only. Priced at $3,500,000
Mobile homes welcome. 2.5

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Nice Building Lot- 1.05 acre in
Oakridge (Off of Bob Bumsed Rd.)
North lr tially
clear dc on.
RestricuLu srhli lffu only.
High and dry with some trees.
Priced at $29,900
Lot on Little St. Mary's River,
convenient\ located between Glen
St. Mary and Macclenny. This
heavily wooded lot is restricted to
site built homes only. 3/4 acre +
. priced at $34,000.
, ,

Har ey Rd. $30,000.

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