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The Baker County press
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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: November 17, 2005
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Macclenny (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Baker County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Baker -- Macclenny
Coordinates: 30.283333 x -82.116667 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 39 (Jan. 2, 1931).
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Will et

tough on

trash and

junk, says

The Glen St Mary Town Council
decided in regular session the eve-
ning of November 15 to get tough
with violators of laws banning trash
and junk on private property.
The four members of the board
present that evening spent consid-
erable time debating how best to
approach what all agreed was a
problem of increasing numbers of
violators in town limits.
"Enough is enough," declared
Councilman Larry Payne, who led
off the discussion during the hour-
long session.
'There are many older citizens
and longtime residents of Glen who
keep their property up and it's not
fair to them that neighbors don't
want to keep up theirs," observed
Mr. Payne.
He cited cases of both commer-
cial and residential violations with-
out naming specific locations or
owners, and suggested either refer-
ring them to the Baker County
Code Enforcement Board or hiring
someone to scout the town for vio-
lations and report them.
Glen St. Mary several years ago
agreed to let the county code board
act as a hearing and enforcement
agency. but has referred few cases.
"I'm all for cleaning up, but 1
just don't want to get nit-picky,"
declared Councilman Woody
Crews, a position he reiterated sev-
eral times during the discussion.
Mr. Crews favors a more lenient
interpretation of refuse ordinances,
allowing broader use of private
"If I bring an old lawn mower
out in the yard and tinker with it for
a few weeks, am I in violation? he
Several council members appear-
ed hesitant to use two existing em-
ployees to survey both sides of US
90 noting potential and obvious
Mayor Juanice Padgett will this
week contact Robert Hancock, the
county's code enforcement officer,
to see if he might fill the roll.
"I have no problem standing up
to these people and saying 'you're
in violation,'" said Mr. Payne.
We're paid to take a stand on mat-
ters like this that's what we're up
here for."
The councilman cited common
violations: non-working or non-ser-
viceable cars and boats, scrap metal
and garbage bags in plain site on
private lots in Glen. On the com-
mercial side, he appeared to refer to
a scrap metal business on the
town's east side that has several
times been found in violation by
the county board.
In other business; "the council
authorized Mayor Padgett to seek
out a consultant to advise the town
on implementing its pending $1500
impact fee.
Councilman Payne said he still
harbors doubts about approving the
fees as part of the county ordi-
nance. Mayor Padgett favors them
and Councilman Crews said he has
"mixed feelings."
"You take a $3500 fee to move a
mobile home in and that's going to
be hard on the poor people, and
there's a lot of people here who are
poor," reasoned Mr. Crews;
He. was referring to the $2000
fee being considered by the school
board atop that of Glen,
The council set the evening of
November 29 for a workshop on
extending sewer aind water utilities
south on CR 125 to the Interstate
10 interchange.
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Macclenny, Florida 50

The Tuesday afternoon run from Baker High over to the middle school backed up around the corner at Lowder and US 90 as, one by one, buses stopped to cross the CSX tracks with-
out the benefit of a crossing guard to wave them on.

School buses now, stacked at

It all started as a letter writing
and e-mail campaign by a Mac-
clenny employee of the Depart-
ment of Transportation, and in the
end the state decided he was right.
Only uniformed law enforce-
ment officers can waive school
buses through railroad crossings.
As a result, the sheriff's depart-
ment has taken three guards off
gated crossings at Lowder St., 6th
and 5th Sts. in Macclenny, and the
move added to traffic headaches in
the city about 2:00 pm when 44
buses move from Baker High east
over to the middle school.

They all have to cross at Lowder
and the 15 second delay as each
bus comes to a complete halt and
the driver opens the door than
scans to the left for trains translates
into about 12 minutes onto the trip.
In the mornings it's not so bad
because there are fewer buses.
.John Hires, who now works for
DOT's Road Ranger roadside as-
sistance program, says he first
approached the sheriff's depart-
ment about the apparent violation
last year.
SHe'd noticed the crossing guards
and remembered from past law

enforcement training the rule about
waving vehicles through crossings.
"I contacted Chief [Gerald]
Gonzalez and Lt. [Billy] Miller and
they told me we had our own rules
and had gotten approval to have the
guards. I knew that wasn't right."
He wrote a letter to the editor
that was published in The Press in
Early September. He also kept up a,
campaign to DOT and the office of
Governor Jeb Bush.
The effort paid off.
"An official with-DOT was com-
ing through to Jacksonville and
stopped in Macclenny. He left a

message on my voice mail saying
he.observed buses going right
through the crossings without a law
officer there, and he said they can't
do that," recalls Mr. Hires.
"The state basically told us our
training program for the guards
Swas no good," said Chief Gonzalez
on Tuesday of this week, the same
day he and Sheriff Joey Dobson
met with school bus drivers.
"We told them we believed what
we weie doing was okay and I'd
say the drivers were extremely

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about rescue

at train wrecks
That wrecked passenger train in the fore-
ground may be a to', but a safety official
from Amtrak wasn't toying around the
night of November 8 conducting a four
hour class for local fire and rescue x workers
on what to expect if one of the high-speed
trains wrecks while going through Baker
County. Frank Gerrard, who is also a con-
ductor on an Amtrak route, familiarized the
42 member class with construction of the
cars and engines on the trains and talked
extensively about extracting injured riders
through the large car windows. He also
diagramed the high voltage (and highly
dangerous) electrical system that supplies
internalpower to the trains. County Chief
Richard Dolan said the class was made up
of both Macclenny and county depart-
ments, and eligible firefighters received
continuing ed credits for attending. Amtrak
has reduced the number of trains on the
east-west line through Baker County in
recent months. Captain Jinmmy Simmons of
Station 10 is in the immediate foreground
of the photo.

Six imp icated in 'thfta safe om BCMS
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Six persons, two of them juve-
nile age students, have been charg-
ed with varying degrees of in-
volvement in the October 30 week-
end burglary at the main office of
Baker County Middle School in
The sheriff's department also
recovered a hefty office safe
weighing several hundred pounds.
It was stashed in a wooded area
near Margaretta west of Glen St-.
Mary and all the cash inside had
been taken.
A tip from a confidential source
led a sheriff's investigator to ques-
tion several key figures in the bur-
glary, one of whom is yet to be ar-
He is a 15-year-old male believ-
ed to be in Bradford County.
Based on statements collected
by Investigator Gerald Rhoden,
Rushad Lee, 18, acted as a lookout
as the male student and a female
student, 15 years of age, entered
the school by scaling a fence that

One of the students recalled the
safe in a bookkeeper's office and
using a steel bar, the pair broke into
a main double glass door of the
school's office building. They used
the same method to enter metal
office doors, breaking glass and
reaching through to unlock doors.
The trio enlisted the help of

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Dominque Lee, 18, and Walter Mc-
Crary, 20,'both of Macclenny, to
lift the safe into a vehicle and the
latter suspect succeeded in opening
it with a hatchet after it was taken
to a wooded area near Ray Givens
The conspirators rented: a room
at the Econolodge in Macclenny
and later that night divided up an

estimated $800 they retrieved from
the safe.
Police also established that the
next morning, the juveniles had a
relative drive them to Orange Park
Mall where they spent several hun-
dred dollars on clothing and other
The safe contained money to be
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fee past

1st vote

by city
Board wants
cross-check on
low income waiver

The Macclenny City Com-
mission approved without dissent
the first reading of its ordinance
establishing a $3000 impact fee for.
new construction to help with the
cost of added services brought on
by growth.
The vote came during a special
meeting the evening of November
14, and final passage pends a sec-
ond hearing on November 13.
No one from the public showed
up Tuesday to speak for or against
the fees, the second enacted by a
local government in a month.
Prior to the second reading,
however, the commission instruct-
ed its counsel to determine if sever-
al provisions parallel state statute in
the relatively new laws governing
the fees.
Attorney Frank Maloney ac-
knowledged during the hearing he
culled wording from several exist-
ing ordinances recommended by
the Florida League of Cities, and
was uncertain as to the provisions
raised by Commissioner Vernon
Other than a minor wording
change dealing with the portion of
fees that go toward law enforce-
ment, Mr. Bennett was concerned
about provisions for loaning all or
part of the fee costs on housing for
low, very low and moderate income
As proposed, the ordinance
allows Macclenny to loan low
income persons up to 100% of the
fees, repayable on sale or transfer
of the property. The city can also
refinance fees after 15 years under
certain provisions.
For moderate income as defined
in the city's comprehensive plan,
Macclenny is allowed to loan half
of the fee for up to ten years with a
refinance clause.
The commission agreed with
Mr. Bennett it's wise to check those
provisions agaisnt what is allowed
by state law.
The $3000 fee is divided by or-
dinance.among several city depart-
ments, the greatest portion of
$1142 for fire and emergency ser-
vices and the least at $59 for ad-
ministrative costs.
The commission approved im-
pact fees at that level on October
25, just over what had earlier been
recommended by consultant Frank
Darabi of Gainesville, who also is
the city and county engineer on
For multi-room or apartment
projects, the fee will be $588 each;
the fee per bed on hospitals, nurs-
ing homes and motels is $735.
SFee schedules for both the Town
of Glen St. Mary and the Baker
County school district pend.
In other business during the spe-
cial meeting, Macclenny opted to
apply for and spend a $10,000
grant from the Department of Com-
munity Affairs on the concurrency
portion of planning now required
by law.
Tony Prosser of the Prosser
Hallock planning firm in Jackson-
ville indicated many communities
are choosing to spend the grants
thusly. He defined concurrency as a
relatively new term that means
communities must have infrastruc-
ture in place before permitting for
new growth.
The Baker County Commission
recently chose the same area to
spend a $15,000 DCA grant, ac-
cording to County Manager Jason
Griffis, who was at the city meet-

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After a long journey from lob-
bying for funding and commit-
ments from local government bod-
ies, and a setback earlier this year
involving the site, groundbreaking
for the YMCA pool is set for Janu-
ary 1, 2006.

Buses are

stacked up

(From page one)
unhappy," he added.
"We don't have the personnel to
man the crossings twice a day, and
we can't obligate ourselves."
SGary Pelham, who heads up the
school district's transportation de-
partment, attended the same meet-
ing and is equally resigried that
there is little anyone can do about
"Technically, we have to stop at.
each crossing, and we'll do what
we have to do," said Mr. Pelham.
"It adds about 10-12 minutes to
the run over to the middle school
in the afternoons, but they're arriv-
ing about the time the kids are get-
ting out now instead of several
minutes before, so I guess it's not
so bad."
The sheriff's department re-
sponded to Mr. Hires' initial com-
plaint by instituting a training
course for railroad guards, who
essentially do nothing other than
watch for trains.
"We were convinced and we
still are convinced that we've
never put those buses in any, kind
of jeopardy; their safety was never
compromised," said Lt. Gonzalez.
"Faced with a violation of state
law, we didn't have a lot of choice
other than cut it out of the pro-




"We are currently taking bids
and it's down to two companies,"
said YMCA executive director
Shawn Eastman, "but part of the
agreement will be to start January
1, 2006."
The pool was first proposed in
2003 and received pledges of
funding and acreage from Glen St.
Mary, Wal-Man Distribution Cen-
ter, Macclenny and the County
Commission. Construction was
scheduled to start in the summer of
2005; but hit a snag when the soil
samples came back with problems.
"They told us we had too much
clay in the soil. Heat would make
the concrete expand. and the cold
would make it contract which
!would make the bottom of the
pool crack and we would have ma-
jor problems," said Eastman.
The soil problem is resolved,
says Eastmari. "What we will do is
dig the hole bigger and basically
line the concrete with the right
type of soil."
He would not name the con-
struction companies, but both are
proposing 90 eight-hour "con-
'struction days" to complete the
pool. Construction days are differ-
ent from regular days they mean
eight hours of fair weather.
Upon completion, the pool will
beeight lanes wide and 25 meters
for competition swimming..
"The swim team is our vision,"
said Eastman. He refers to one of
the selling points during the lobby-
ing period of a swim team for the


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middle and high schools, thus
granting access to more athletic
The YMCA is not working with
anyone in the school system as of
yet. Melody Coggin, athletic direc-
tor at Baker County High School
seemed cool to the idea.
"A swim team is not a realistic
goal for BCHS," said Coggin.
If a swim team is not immediate-
ly organized, competition swim-
ming through the Y will be of-
fered, as will swimming lessons to
children as young as second grade.
"After FCATs, we'll have them
come and introduce them to the
afterr, said Eastman.
Children who aren't Y mem-
bers will pay a $1 entrance fee to
the pool for children under 18.
Children 12 and older will be
admitted without an adult, but
younger children will need super-
The cost of the pool stands at
$987,000. The funding for the
pool also remains intact.
The pledges total $220,000 and
will be donated over a period of 10
Macclenny also chipped in the
land for the project and sponsored
a reimbursable state recreation.
grant of $200,000. The money has
to be spent first in order to receive
the grant.
There is a May 31, 2006 dead-
line for the money to be spent
before the grant expires.

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Other options also covered by
the growth legislation and grant
include capital improvements and
a vision plan for expansion of city
The commission authorized City
Manager Gerald Dopson and At-
torney Maloney to comb through
an architectcon'tract and make,
"reasonable changes" to protect
the city's interest.
The proposed bulky pact with
the Clemons Rutherford firm of
Tallahassee contains mostly boiler-
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went unanswered. Macclenny has
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used, as awards for high perfor-
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club-related money and several
checks. Gift certificate, cards from
Winn-Dixie and Wal-Mart were
also in the safe, and had been can-
celled after the burglary.
M'r. McCrary is accused of set-
ting the remaining contents on fire
in an attempt to destroy evidence.
The safe was valued at $500.
Investigator Rhoden noted that
two classrooms in the 200 Build-
ing at BCHS were also entered
that night, probably because one of
the students suspected that collect-
ed money from a candy-gram fund
,raiser the previous week was in
one of them. It was not.
Also. arrested as part of the
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday November 17, 2005 Page Three

No stranger to

once 'hick towns'

in throes of growth


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I think it was the fact that
Spent much of my life in a
southern town that helped cc
The Baker County Press I
be part of the staff.
Funny, I never gave
thought to the idea that being
a small town might be a disti
vantage. For a long time I vii
as being the exact opposite.
in a place that was remote
the end of civilization, accor
many of my classmate at tl
school I attended. My p
owned land in the upper I
Richland County in South
When a large, modern
school was built in the disi
the early 1970s, other school
solidated so that lots of st
could benefit from this new
of-the-art facility. But there
one major drawback.
Blythewood, the small
where we lived, was almost
next county. That meant tl
hour-long bus ride in them
would now extend to an hou
half. We were the first to bo;
bus in the morning at 7:15 i
last to get off late in the after
Getting to the new school
riding the regular route
changing buses for the la
minute leg of the trip. I rode
school bus for three hours
Notfun. There were many,
days I loathed being stuck'o
the sticks."
My classmates from the
metropoli tn areas closer
school viewed Byvthe\oo
backwards place and anyone
there as a hick. They refterr
as "co\ town" or the "boonc
They couldn't imagine liv
such a place.
We were the butt of en
jokes and putdowns. I never
date throughout my high.
years because-nobody
was willing to drive out
as far as I lived. I went
alone to the prom. I still.
have that photo some-
where me standing ina
long aqua colored dress,
my hair fancily upswept,
holding a single carnation
in front of a painted back-
drop of a Grecian garden.
And very much alone
because no boy was will-
ing to inake the drive to
the small town where I
lived to pick me up.
It's funny how things
change. Blythewood is
now bustling with
growth. Exclusive gated
communities and rep-
utable equestrian farms
dot the landscape of some
of the most desirable real
estate in the county. A
phenomenal new high
school has been built, fea-
turing, among other
things, a culinary training
institute and a fabulous
performing arts center. A
great branch library now
sits next to the ballfield. The
three hotels. Business and in
al parks are springing up
where. Blythewood is getting
to hire a marketing and tc
"Cow town" is now the a
to have.
I've been there to witne
transition of this small,, s
backwoods community. Th
gress and changes have not
everyone happy. Many of th(
time residents whose parent
grandparents lived there and
ed the land hate the new le'
noise and traffic and the disa
ance of so much of the rural
tryside and the landmark
defined it: farmhouses, barn
tors, fields of corn and ha
beans, stands of pine and
woods and the once.abu
As a writer for The Cc

Chronicle, Blythewood's local
paper, I used my weekly column as
a way to try to preserve some ves-
tige of this way of life that is so
quickly disappearing. I've written
about my great-grandmother's
farmhouse and the amazing meals
of home-grown vegetables and bis-
cuits made from scratch shared in
the kitchen whose windows over-
looked endless rows of tobacco
growing in the surrounding fields.
I've taken readers back to the
time when summer days were
wiled away at the old swimming
hole and nights were spent at the
local skating .rink where girls in
their mid-calf poodle skirts ignored
the flirtations of "bad" boys with
pompadore hairdoos and Lucky
Strike cigarettes rolled up in their
shirt sleeves.
And I've had the privilege to
talk with and write about the per-
sonal recollections of so many
interesting people, like Dan Stev-
ens, Sr., who grew up in his grand-
mother's boarding house and who,
as a little boy, watched from the
front porch as the train bearing the
body President Franklin Roosevelt
made its slow. procession through
the town.
I'll soon .be writing for The
Baker County Press and I consider
it a privilege. I've already gotten an
ample dose of hospitality from the
many folks I've met at places like
Woody's Bar-B-Q and the Emily
Taber Library. While I was here.for
my job inter iew, I attended the
Baker County Fair and met even
more folks as they stopped by to
chat at the newspaper's booth.
And I found a great place to live
where my two cats, Isabel and,
Jenny, are welcome. I won't be
homesick at all because it doesn't
feel like moving away. It feels,like
coming home '
I hope you will enjoy my col-
umn' in the future. The topics \ ill
be various and broad. There will be
humor and seriousness and some-
times just plain old down to earth
stuff. I truly look forward to getting
to know Baker County and its citi-



of the


Kelley Lannigan has joined the staff of The Press as a
general assignment and features writer, taking the place of.
Nancy Szanto, who retired in September after 30 years with
the newspaper
Kelley is a native of South Carolina and graduated from
Columbia College in 1981 with a degree in art history Her
journalism experience includes most recently staff writer and
photographer at The Country Chronicle newspaper in
Blythewood, S.C. : -
She was an editorial assilant and photographer in the
publications department of the National Association for
Campus Activities, and a production manager for The
Methodist Advocate Newspaper, bolh in Columbia, S C.
For seven years until 2002, elley was curatorial assistant
at the Columbia Museum of Art. ,

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the damage and then run outside to
the garage.
Dad's gigantic Hummer the size
of a small building is there. The
mom's slightly smaller H2 is there.
But baby bear's H3 has been boost-
ed. Who's the culprit?
Goldilocks of course.
There she is, speeding down a
country road on the way to a chop
shop in Georgia. This is the fourth

H3 that she has stolen this week.
What the bear family hasn't discov-
ered yet is that in the back seat is
Mama bear's jewelry and Papa
bear's gun collection. Under the
seat is the bear family silver. As I
always suspected, Goldilocks is a
cat burglar.
I've always hated Goldilocks
and sympathized with the bears,
even when I first heard my mother
read this fairy tale to me as a child.
I remember asking whether Gold-
ilocks got in trouble for breaking
into the three bears' home and my
mom looked at me a little strangely
and said that she didn't know.
I was no genius, but I knew that
if I broke into my nextdoor neigh-
bor's house and ate all their por-
ridge while they were away at Lit-
tle League, there were going to be
more consequences than just some-
one writing a fairy tale about me.
There were a lot of fairy tales

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that I was a little bit suspicious of
when I was a kid. I remember my
parents used fairy tales as cautions.
There were things you weren't sup-
posed to do or you were going to
get in all kinds of trouble.
My mom was a worrier and so
she was very overprotective of my
sister and me. Now that I'm a par-
ent I understand that a little better
but it was very frustrating as a 10
year-old and ever more frustrating
when I was 16.
When I was a little kid, she sup-
ported her over protectiveness by
using fairy tales. In other words,
she' would trot out these fairy tales
to show me how much trouble I
could get into if I didn't toe the
line. It didn't always have the ef-
fect she wanted.
One of the ones I heard a lot was
the Boy Who Cried Wolf, You
know the story. This kid loves to,
see how people jump when he tells

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I guessthe state of Florida is'
If you aren't a uniformed law
enforcement officer, you can't
\%aive school buses' through a rail-
road crossing.
No matter if it's signalled and
gated: no matter if you have an offi-'
cial (crossing guard) uniform on; no
matter, if you can.Spot a train and
hear the warning bells as well as the
next guy you can't do it.
,Well, I suppose you could do it,
.but the law says school bus dri\ ers'
who come up to your crossing still
Shave to come to, a complete stop,
open the right side dopr and peer
down the tracks in that direction,
sweep their heads and scan the
other direction, close the door and
move on.
Is the 10-12 seconds it takes to
do that too much to double-insure
.: the safety of children on the bus in
light of the possibility that the elec-

tric signals have failed. Probably
Does the presence of a person
outside the bus watching the tracks
decrease the danger of the bus get-
ting smacked by a train about as
much? Probably \es.
The man who started all this
ruckus says any vehicle carrying
persons for hire cabs and Grey-
hounds included is supposed to
observe the same law. I don't ride
in cabs a lot, but it's doubtful the
ones I've been in would do so.
In fact, they'd be more likely to
try to outrun an oncoming train
than stop and look both ways, all
the time with terrified passengers in"'
a rear seat.
I can see how the state wants to
strictly limit the people allowed to
wave school buses'through railroad
crossings. I can't see how law en-
forcement training further enhances
one's ability to spot a train coming
down the line.
The eyes, the ears.and their sen-
sory avenues to the brain take care
of that. If you are an otherwise nor-
mial person with a little bit of train-
ing from your local police depart-
ment, you should qualify as some-

one who stands by the crossing and
waves school buses through when
no trains are coming, while stop-
ping them when a train approaches.
They let trained crossing guards
tell little kids when to step out onto
a roadway and potential danger.
You wouldn't want an.idiot doing
that, but then neither would you
want one on a railroad crossing.
The traffic in and around Mac-
clenny will worsen with the pace of
buses crossing without the assis-
tance of guards, but the district has
little choice. Nor does the sheriff's
The law may be such, but the
law can and should be changed to
allow properly trained lay people to
make, the judgement on whether
school buses can cross railroad

them wolves are coming. They ring
the town bell, jump up and grab
their weapons to protect against the
wolves at the door.
However, the kid does it so
many times that no one believes
him when it is finally true and the
wolves eat him. Now, my mother
would tell me this cautionary tale
to keep me from "crying wolf."
Usually that meant I shouldn't
blame my sister for stuff she hadn't
done, as I was bad about doing on a
regular basis. My sister, of course,
loudly professed she was innocent
of holding me down and smearing
library paste on my mouth because
I talked too much and drove her
crazy. ,
You'd think this story would
have worked and I would have
learned the lesson so many kids my
age already knew. Not me. I'm a
pretty literal guy and took it that
way. Instead of not blaming my sis-
ter, I was convinced there were
wolves living in the backyard and
any day'I would be eaten by one or
two or three. I still can't hear a
wolf howl without an involuntary
I was a pretty practical child
and so fairy tales only. made me
question my own survival. Since I
had that thing with wolves and we
lived in a wooden house, didn't my
parents think it might'be safer to
move up to brick?
After all, you see what happens
to the three pigs when they don't
go along with the local building
codes. I didn't want to risk some
big, bad wolf huffing and puffing
outside out back door.
At eight years old, I also spent a
lot ,oftime wondering what the id-
iots who were the main characters
in these fairy tales were thinking.
Hadn't anyone ever told Hansel
and Gretel those wolves from the
other fairy tale were living in the
woods? They must have been a
couple of nuts with a death wish
for setting off alone into the deep.
dark forest. Bread crumbs. Who
cares about bread crumbs? They
needed a GPS and a Taser.
And what about respect for per-
sonal property? Weie they best
friends with that Goldilocks hood-
lumf who convinced.them it was
okay' to walk up to someone's
house and start eating it?
If I ever.tried to eat my neighbor
Mrs. Bedenbaugh's shutter, I
wouldn't have been allowed out of
the house for a week. At least I'd
have been safe from wolves. In my
8-year-old brain, Hansel and Gretel
deserved what they got.
You know who gets a bad rap in
fairy tales? Stepmothers. Can you
name one fairy tale that has a
"good" stepmother?
Nope. They're always making
their stepkids scrub the fireplace or
sending them off in the forest
where the wolves eat them or try-
ing to get them to chomp on poi-
soned apples.
If I were a kid who listened to
fairy tales I'd be more worried
about a divorce and remarriage
than a wolf blowing down my back
door. At least I could hit that wolf
with a pot of boiling water like that
resourceful pig.
I hope a judge gives Goldilocks
5-10 years for grand theft auto.



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Keller student claims assault with a knife

The sheriff's office is conduct-
ing further interviews following a
report that a 10-year-old male stu-
dent pulled a knife on a female
neighbor ",\ ilt riding a school bus
the morning of November 10.
The mother of the illegecd vic-
tim, 14, .niiuncIJ police after her
daughter returned from school that
afternoon. The girl said she pushed
her ,.:i:.W:L away when he at-
tempted to place his hands on her


with coke

and pills in

his pickup
A Glen St. Mary man, passed
out at the wheel of his vehicle in
the p:u'ling lot of the Countiy
Club Lounge in the early morning
hours of November 8, ended up in
jail ch.lrged with multiple counts
of felon) drug possession, one
with intent to sell.
Deputy Mike Lagle said he
spotted Christopher McMahan, 32,
in his white Chevrolet truck about
3:00 am, an hour after the lounge
After several attempts, he aw-
akened the driver, who quickly
stowed what appeared to be a pre-
scription bottle in the pocket of his
Mr. McMahan consented to a
search, and the officer found a
plastic bag containing powdered
cocaine in a pants pocke; along
with $539 in cash.
A subsequent search of the
truck yielded several controlled
medications for which the suspect
did not have prescriptions. They
included Hydrocodone, Xanax and
Deputy Lagle also confiscated
two rifles, a shotgun and a pistol
inside the truck.
Mr. McMahan is charged with
possession of controlled sub-
stances without a prescription and
with intent to sell, possession of
cocaine .and having narcotics
equipment, including n unused
The police report lists him as
the owner of Southeastern Geo-
Tech Surveyors of Glen St. Mary.
Small amounts of marijuana
were found on two other persons
while they were being arrested on
other charges the past week. Both
were charged with misdemeanors.
William Sondrini, 32, of Mac-
clenny was a passenger in a vehi-
cle being driven by his wife when
it was poppedd for a defective
headlight in Macclenny the eve-
ning of November 8.
Virgil L.oc -o;r:t, 35, of'Bald-
win' had a partially smoked mari-
juana cigarette in a shirt pocket
when he was arrested at Mac's
Liquors in downtown Macclenny
t evening of November 12.
A...; ,. Limbaugh, police were called
beawe Mr. Loonsfoot was drunk
and :r..r i to leave the lounge
asiut 9:48, He was also charged

DUI youth
nearly ran into

an investigator .
A ,lli,. iifIM ( ;.iwS:ig;lur turned
around and tracked a 17-year-old
male who was driving erratically
on US 90 in downtown Macclenny
die morning of1November 10.
Dewy David Bryant caught up
wrip: r.i:.:, l,. s.:it driving a white
truck as he pulled back out on
Lowder St, north of US 90,
watched as the truck nearly struck
oncoming traffic j ut west of SR
12L The .. .':" said he narrowly
avoided colliding head-on with the
truck as it headed south on Low-
The youth, who is from Well-
born, Fla,, was charged by the
Florida Highway Patrol with DUI
and reckless driving.

The previous morning about
,1:00, Deputy James Marker arrest-
ed Elwood Thompson, 19, of Pen-
sacola and a 15-year-old male pas-
senger after their 1988 Acura ran
off into a ditch on Taber Blvd. in
Glen St. Mary.
They were both charged with
disorderly intoxication, and Mr.
Thompson with not having a dri-
ver's license nor proper license tag
on the vehicle.

shortly after a verbal tussle.
About five minutes later, the
girl alleges the assailant bran-
dished a small knife in front of
other students,, then pointed it
close to her face and said, "I'll kill
The incident was reported to the
driver as the bus arrived at Keller,
and school officials suspended the
youngster for ten days.
Both students live in the area of
Bluewater Court in Macclenny.
Investigation of the incident by the
campus deputy was delayed due to
the school holiday on Friday.
The young boy could be charg-
ed by juvenile authorities with ag-
gravated assault.
In another complaint involving
an underage victim, 40 year-old Ir-
is Alvarez of Glen St. Mary could
end up charged with battery fol-
lowing an incident the evening of
November 8 off Okey Lane.
According to the mother of the
12-year-old female victim, Ms.
Alvarez shoved her while outside
the victim's- residence. Ms. Alva-

rez reportedly had become upset
while confronting her husband,
who was visiting the girl's mother.
Deputy Darrin Whitaker ended
up arresting both husband and
wife for domestic violence follow-
ing an incident off Tim Rhoden
Road about midnight on Novem-
ber 12.

Angela Pickett, 29,.said she
went to the residence of acquain-
tances to confront her husband
Kenneth, 31, who had been drink-
ing and had the keys to their vehi-
cle and house in Macclenny.
The couple argued, then fell to
the ground scuffling, resulting.in
bruises and torn clothing to both.

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is principal

speaker at

Tree Festival
Press Staff
Philanthropist Catherine B.
Reynolds was the featured speaker
at the fourth annual Festival of
Trees Gala Banquet held Novem-
ber 12, 2005, at the Baker County
Fairground Exhibition Center. The
gala banquet and program was
supported in part by a matching
fund program from the Modern
Woodman of America, Camp
A native of Jacksonville now
living in Virginia near Washington
and with strong family ties to Bak-
er'County, Ms. Reynolds is the
first self-made business woman to
be selected by Business Week
Magazine's list of the top 50 most
philanthropic living Americans.
During her address, Ms. Rey-
nolds credited her family, especial-
ly examples set by her mother and
uncles as providing inspiration that
led to her successes in the corpo-
rate world.
"My mother told me repeatedly
as I grew up that I could accom-
plish anything I set my mind to
and to not fear failure," she said.
Ms. Reynolds recounted a vivid
childhood memory of being with
one of her uncles who stopped his
car to pick up a destitute family
walking along Highway 90. All of
the children were barefoot.
"He took them into town and
bought them all shoes. That was
my first real lesson in philanthro-
py," the speaker recalled.
The crowd was surprised and
pleased when Reynolds announced
her intention to donate $10,000 to-
ward the building of a chapel at
the Baker County Heritage Park in'
Macclenny, the beneficiary of the
During her career, Ms. Rey-
nolds designed an affordable way
for American students to finance
college education by developing
pri'Uitln, funded aliernaii\ e to
go'venmenta.ffianprogrms. It re&-"
olutionized the student loan pro-
gram, and outgrowth was the es-
tablishment of the Catherine B.
Reynolds Foundation.
The education of young people
and moti\ eating them to reach their
greatest potential as citizens and
productive members of society is
the foundation's primary mission.
During the program. Dr. Gary
Dopson, NMa.or of Macclenn\.
recognized decendents of the orig-
inal McClenny families who were
in attendance. The program also
featured a holiday cake auction
and musical entertainment by Lisa
Underhill and the Tomlinson Sis-
The Festival Of Trees exhibition
features more than 100 decorated
Christmas trees and elaborate holi-
da. table settings. each with a dif-
ferent theme.
The trees and tables and other
exhibits are sponsored by individ-
uals and businesses.in the commu-
nity.. Al proceeds from the Festi-
val of Trees support the future
growth and development of Baker
County Heritage Park.

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Deadline December 2nd.
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Logging trailer is stolen

A Lawtey, Florida timber com-
pany owner reported the theft of a
trailer valued at $17,000 from a
storage lot near Interstate 10 and
US 90 west of Sanderson.
Steven Hardee told the sheriff's
department the trailer was left on
the lot just off US 90 on Nov-
ember 4 and stolen between then
and November 7.
The trailer identification num-

bers were entered into a national
crime computer.
In other thefts involving vehi-
cles, Juan Bals of Sanderson re-
ported November 10 his 1991
Chevrolet S-10 pickup had appar-
ently been stolen by a man who
was supposed to repair it.
He described the mechanic as a
black male he knows only as
"Mike" and told police he gave the

Passed out, block dior

Two occupants of a blue Honda
parked in gear in front of the.en-
trance to the Exxon Store on CR
125 south of Glen St. Mary in the
early morning hours of November
13 ended up in county jail charged
with disorderly conduct.
Police said driver Colsen Wil-
kerson, 23, of Macclenny and pas-
senger Christopher Anderson, 32,
of Glen were lying unresponsive
in various positions in the front
seat of the car.
The car was blocking ingress
into the convenience store and gas
station near Interstate 10, accord-
ing to Deputy Jeff Dawson. Mr.
Anderson never awoke when
transferred from the Honda to a
waiting patrol car.
SIn otherarrests, Jason Smith,
22, of Macclenny was charged
with driving on a suspended li-
cense after he was spotted in the
parking lot of a downtownconve-
nience store the evening of Nov-
ember 7.
Deputy Bill Starling:said he
was aware Mr. Smith's license had
been twice suspended when he
saw the suspect driving a 20055
Ford pickup that evening. ..
Amanda Smith, 19, of Sander-
son was charged with disorderly
conduct the same evening for de-
manding her mother's paycheck at
Calendar's deli in downtown Mac-
Thomas Slattery, 46, of Jack-
sonville was arrested by Deputy
Brad Dougherty on a child support
violation warrant the evening of
NoV ember 9.

The officer said he stopped- the
Vehicle in which Mr. Slattery. was
riding after noting it at three con-
venience store-gas stations min-
utes apart. The suspect explained
that he was attempting to cash a
A computer check turned up the
outstanding warrant. Mr. Slattery's
girlfriend, also of Jacksonville,
was ticketed for an improper li-
cense plate.

truck to him on November 7. Mr.
Bals believes it may be in Hamil-
ton or Columbia counties.
A criminal complaint alleging
vehicle theft was made against
Shanon Zilch,,29, of Sanderson for
allegedly driving off from the
Country Club Lounge in Mac-
clenny with a 2000 Chevrolet be-
longing to a patron.
The car was returned by a
friend of the accused later in the
S,e\ ening of November 12, and Mr.
Zilch fled when told'police had
been calledro thie lounge.
Owner Crystal Allen'of Mac-
clenny told policeI:she left the
vehicle keys on a table about 9:00
Ppmi. Mr. Zilch drov e it to'the
friend's residence and.said he was
too drunk to return it.
In another complaint from the
Same lounge, Helen Roberson of
Lake City accused Lance Johnson,
38, of Glen St. Mary of damaging
her Dodge truck by tossing a beer
bottle at it the evening of Nov-
ember 8.



The public is invited to attend a

Public Hearing being held by

the Baker County Board of




November 21, 2005 at 6:00

p.m. in the Commission Cham-

bers of the County Adminis-

tration Building,


N. Third

Street, Macclenny, FL, at which

time the Board will hear public

comments and adopt Budget

Amendments for the Fiscal

Year 2004-2005.

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Bogus bills

are passed
The sheriff's department re-
ceived complaints the past week of
counterfeit bills in circulation and
a "quick change" artist at work at a
local restaurant.
On November 11, a customer at
the Macclenny Winn-Dixie unwit-
tingly passed a bogus $50. bill
detected by a cashier. Two days
later, a pharmacy customer at-
tempted to pay with a fake $20.
Both bills were confiscated and
the customers were unable to say
where they obtained them.
On November 12, an employee
at Lyman Green's Barbeque in
Macclenny ended up $48 short in
her change drawer, apparently the
result of a successful "quick
change" con.
Cashier Sarah Sheffield, 18,
said the suspect, a black male 40-
45 years old, asked her to make
change for several larger bills in
quick succession.
She described him as about 6
feet tall, 190 pounds with pro-
Snounced facial acne scars.

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Drug offender is re-arrested
A Macclenny man with a record mower was his, but the next morn- of the pickup.
of criminal drug offenses was ar- ing Dorothy Hall reported it stolen In another theft arrest, Johnn)
rested for burglary and theft of a from a shed in the yard of her resi- Lee Belford, 42, of Glen was
lawn mower in Sanderson. late on dence on Cypress St. in Sander- charged with taking a 12-pack ol
November 8. son. beer from the Exxon Store on US
Colby Sigers, 34, was brought The sheriff's department the 90 in west Macclenny the after-
to county jail about midnight for previous evening received two noon of November 11.
loitering north of Sanderson near complaints that Mr. Sigers was Deputy James Parham III saic
the Club 229, a neighborhood going door-to-door in a neighbor- he spotted the suspect with beer ir
known for frequent drug activity, hood off CR 229 harassing resi- hand standing at a nearby corner
He was driving a red Ford dents. about the time the store clerk cal
Ranger belonging to a relative By the time he was spotted near led police.
who had not authorized him to use the club, police were also aware of The store clerk subsequently
it, and in the rear bed was a power the complaint for unauthorized use identified Mr. Belford.
lawn mower.
Mr. Sigers initially said the I

Stolen from

A nail gun .and air compressor
were reported stolen from rental
property in Glen St. Mary some-
time between November 7-9,
Owner Alan Tanner said he left
the equipment at a remodeling
project, and that entry was made at
the Glen Ave. address through a
sliding glass door. The equipment
is valued at $660.
An estimated $700 damage was
sustained at the food pantry oper-
ated by the Baker County Min-
isterial Alliance on US 90 just
west of the St. Marys River.
Damage was confined to the
front door, which was forced open
between November 9-11. It is not
known if anything was taken.


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NOAA Grant/Land Purchase 22,510.00
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'. 406.00
"" ', 604.00
$ 33.862.00



ORIGINAL BUDGET $7,372,526.00
AMENDMENT 72,023.00
AMENDED BUDGET $7,444,549.00


103-365000 Sales. Surplus Property



$ 610,000.00

$ 610,000.00

ORIGINAL BUDGET $4,151,136.00
AMENDMENT 610,000.00
AMENDED BUDGET $4,761,136.00




Local Law Enforcement Block Grant
Byrne Grant
Transfer from City of Macclenny

Local Law Enforcement Block Grant
Byrne Grant Expenses
City Law Enforcement

$ 4,'

$ 72,6

$ 4,'
S 67,

$ 72,i

.. 381-54630
702.00 381-58100
462.00 382-54640
526.00 382-54910
590.00 382-56400
270nn 382-54910


ORIGINAL BUDGET $4,500,601.00
AMENDMENT 72690.00
AMENDED BUDGET $4,573,291.00

105-331501. FEMAFunds

54-58100 ,

Transfer to General Revenue

AMENDMENT 33,862.00
AMENDED BUDGET $ 33,862.00


$ 2,051.00 136-361100
$ 2,051.00 136-381000

AMENDMENT 2.051.00
AMENDED BUDGET $404,345.00




Federal FEMA Funds
State FEMA Funds'

Transfer Out

$ 842,377.00
$ 883,838.00

$ 883,838.00

ORIGINAL BUDGET $202,849.00 -
AMENDMENT 883,838.00
AMENDED BUDGET $1,086,687.00




EMS Grant
Rural EMS Grant

EMS Grant Expense
EMS Operating Supplies
Rural EMS Grant Expense

$ 11,973.00
$ 44,906.00
$ 57,181.00

$ 11,119.00
$ 57,181.00

AMENDMENT 57,181.00
AMENDED BUDGET $ 167,181.00
. ......................... .....................*


Grant Funds
Miscellaneous Refunds
Transfer from SHIP
Cash Forward

Admin. Services

$ 398,213.00
$ 404,938.00

S 75,000.00
S 324,832.00
$ 404,938.00

AMENDMENT 404,938.00
AMENDED BUDGET ,404,938.00
1)****** ****. *..;..... *......... **.... .. ..............






Transferred Out to Court Facility Fund$ 520


Traffic Court Improvement Funds $ 47,277.00
Cash Forward 5,127.00
S $ 52,404.00


AMENDMENT 52.404.00
AMENDED BUDGET $240,826.00
............... .............. ..o......................

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, November 17, 2005 Page Seven

One arrest at Women's Club party




Sheriff's deputies again this
weekend were called to the Mac-
clenny Women's Club on South
5th on loud music and fighting
complaints and ended up closing
down an early morning party and
arresting one person.
Anthony Holmes, 22, of Mac-
clenny was handcuffed after he
resisted and taken to jail charged
with disorderly conduct.
Two deputies said Mr. Holmes
cursed police and Sheriff Joey
Dobson when they arrived about

1:00 am at the club the fourth
time during a two hour period.
Similar incidents have occurred
during recent months, most'the
result of complaints fr6m a nearby
residential area on Mclver and
south on 5th St. The complaints
center on loud music, yelling and
occasional fights outside the build-
The Women's Club is a land-
mark site near downtown that for
years has been rented on weekends
for private parties and receptions.




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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, November 17, 2005 Page Eight.

'Kat' Bryant, 57,

of Raiford dies
Catherine "Kat" Bryant, 57, of
R.iiford. Fla. died November 14,
2005 at Lake thfl.r Hospital. She
was born in T.i. 'i 1 and lived there
all her life, NMs, T, \ .,i was a sales
clerk at Fast Track Foods in Lake
Butter, and a member of the First
Bvtist Chu.eh of R.,11i,1d.
She iS survived by companion
WVdloit 'i,:;i Thnner of Raiford;
daughteC rhamin Mizell of Lake
Buiear; sons K,. i and Clayton
Ram e of :<..''.. Dallas R.incr.
k, .. : : V',-e..-J and Ri:'hii R.'imcr of
t-'.,;: sister Sheila t-n'i: or Rai-
i .-'., ti' ;,', 13,i, ''' and .Tern
ro .".;.. James \i L.:. Joey and
Kenny Richard, all of Raiiiord; 14
grandchildren and a great-grand-
The funeral service will be held
on Thursday, November 17 at
11:00 am at her her church with
Pastor Ricky Dyal ,ifficiaiim. Bur-
ial will follow at Sapp C inc'iiri in
Raiford. The family will receive
friends at Archer Funeral Horme in
Lake Butler on W\cdneic.,n eve-
ning from 6:00-8:001 pim.

Virginia Pulka,

china painter
Virginia Dean Pulka of Clay
Hill, Florida 'died suddenly on
October 31, 2005. She wad a na-
tive of Huntington, West Virginia,
where she was born on May 4,
Mrs. Pulka was a master artist
of fine china, porcelain and raised
enamel back in her native state,
and owned a studio with her hus-
band in Ohio. She was a past
member of The China Painters of
Tampa and a charter member of
the Heritage Park Museum in
Macclenny. She was a member of'
the First Baptist Church of Max-
Mrs. Pulka is. sur\ i\ed by her
husY-and of 55 years, Henry-
(Hank) Pulka and daughter Mar-
iann.T. (Tom) Filosi of Mac-
clenny; grandchildren T. Ronnie
(Dee) Thornton of Jacksonville,
Troy M. Thornton and Tommy P.
Filosi of Baker County and Mel-
issa A. (David) Minacci ofTal-
lahassee: -also eight great-grand-
children and numinrou'S nieces and
A graa esid'e ser\ ic- \, as held at
Rik eriide Memoriia Park in Jack-
sonville on Thursd a\. November 3
with Rev. Mike Hammr officiating.

Spedal thanks
A special thank you to Bill'
Guerry and his. staff for their com-
petence, to Sheriff Joey Dobson
and his deputies for their help and
respect, to Pastor Edsel Bone at.
First Baptist Macclenny and Pastor
Tim Patterson at Glen Baptist for
the beautiful service they provid-
ed. To all our friends, family and
church family for all the good
food, their condolences and their
love. We will forever remember
your kindness and concern for our
beloved mother. Yours in Christ,

Louise Rhoden

dies November 9
Louise Burnsed Rhoden, 82, of
Macclenny died November 9,
2005, at St. Vincent's Medical
Center in Jacksonville following a
brief illness. She was born in Glen
St. Mary and lived most of her life
in Macclenny. She worked as a
bookkeeper at Ryder Truck Rent-
als for 23 years until her retirement
in 1981. She was a member of
First Baptist of Macclenny, Bald-
win Order of the Eastern Star and
a former board member of the Ba-
ker County Farm Bureau.
She,was predeceased by parents
Clifford Pinkney and Zillie Verda
Coleman Burnsed, husband Wood-
row Wilson Rhoden, brothers L.D.
Burnsed and Albert Burnsed. Sur-
vivors include daughters Dale Yar-
borough (Jimmy) and Fay Rauler-
son (Jackie), of Macclenny and
Betty Forham (Joe) of West Palm
Beach; sister Bonnie Burnsed of
Glen St, Marir sister-in-law Juan-
ita Crci'.x of Maccleiln); grand-
children MldL 0) Combs. Ivie Raul-
erson, Jo. I klns. Wade Rauler-
son, Tcni \\jlllksdt, Lisa Braddy
and Wood\ Knibb: 17 great-

A service was held November
12 at her church with Dr. Edsel M.
Bone and Rev. Tim Patterson offi-
ciating. Burial was at Oak Grove
Cemetery in Baker County. Guerry
Funeral Home of Macclenny was
in charge of arrangements..

Mrs. Rutherford,

Suwannee native
Martha Ann Rutherford, 70, of
Macclenny died November 9,
2005, at St. Vincent's Medical
, Center. She was born March 24,
1935 in Suwannee County. She
loved to sew and was an accom-
plished poet with some published
work.. ,' '
She as predeceased b\ parents
.Ma-rtha BenintL .and Si,,dnr
Smith, and husband Marvin Ruth-
erford. Survivors include son Ed-
ward CarlGray; daughters Joann
Evans, Elizabeth Libby Thompson
(Murph) and Marvene Lavette
Tale (Douglas) of. Macclenny;
brother Billy Smith of south Flor-
ida; 11 grandchildren and seven
V. Todd Ferreirj Funeral Ser-
vices of 1\jcclenn) was in charge
of arrangements.

Selling dniers
New Life Church of God in
Macclenny will sell dinners of
sausage dogs, funnel cakes, beef
jerky, potato salad, baked' beans
and ,a drink at Wal-Mart on
November 18-19 all day. All pro-
ceeds-.'. ill benefit the youth group,
SFriday Night Kids Explosion.

Alan Spring, II

dies at age 22
Alan Spring II, 22, of Mac-
clenny died October 17, 2005, in
Ocean Springs, Miss. He was born
April 15, 1983. Mr. Spring owned
Alan's Tree Service.
Survivors include parents Alan
and Mary Spring Sr. of Baker
County; brothers Andrew of Jack-
sonville and Brian Spring of
Abilene, Tex.; grandparents Mari-
lyn and Fred Nichols of Baker
County, Mary Marciano of Jack-
sonville; uncle Gary Spring of
The Ocean Springs Chapel of
Bradford O Keefe Funeral. Home
in Mississippi was in charge of
arrangements. Memorials may be
made to Mary Spring, PO Box
1271, Glen St. Mary, FL 32040.

Free fish fry
Baxter Church of God will have
a fish fry Friday night, November
18 at 7:00 pm with rainbow trout
to welcome Bro. Rick Bender of
Seed Sowers Food Ministry. Ev-
,eryone is welcome.
SBro. Bender will be with us,
during the Sunday morning ser-
vice. The church is located on
highway 127 in Baxter.

Thanks so much
The family of Homer Farris:
would like to thank those who
came to show their love. and
respect for him and his family. A'
special- thanks to everyone that
brought food, especially the ladies
of Sanderson Congregation Holi-
ness Church, Evangelist Justin
Griffis, and Todd Ferreira Funeral

St. James Episcopal Church
Minnesota Ave, Macclenny, Fla.
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am
Holiness Church
CR 127 N., Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 10:00 am
Morning Worship 11.00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pm
Pastor: Oral E. Lyons ,

First Baptist Church
of Sanderson
S1C 229 3.: 5,oriJrer'o. r FL
Sunday School 10 am
I Sun. Morning Worship 11 am
Sun. Evening Worship 6 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study 7 pm
SPastor Bob Christmas

In Loving Memory
of our son
Alan M. Spring II
4/15/1983 10/17/2005

& ;

CR 127 N. of Sanderson
Sunday School 10'00 am
Sunday Moming Senice 11:00 am
Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm
Wed. Night Service 7:)0 pm
Where Everyone is Somebody and
Jesus is the Leader
Pastor Rev. Ernie Terrel

573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study. 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
Worship Services
S. 11.:00 am
':ed Bible MBLud
-' 1 = Minister
r- .., Sam F. Kitching

SWANTED: Imperfect People

-i Baxter Church ofGod
Hwy. 127, Baxter- 259-6020
Sunday School 10:00 am
I1 Morning Worship 11:00 am
-". Sunday Evening 6:30 pm
Wednesday Evening 7:00'pmr

Alan was a professional tree sur-
geon and a gymnist in the trees.
With deep sorrow we announce that
Alan passed away unexpectedly in his
sleep. He will be deeply missed by his
family, friends and customers. Alan, as
,well as his mom and dad were in Ocean
Springs, Miss. working on relief efforts
after Hurricane Katrina. While helping
others in need, Alan also did free tree
workfor people who could not afford it.
Alan was our falling hero!
Alan made friends wherever he
went. Literally, people just fell in love
with his personality. It was said he
could make a sadperson glad.
Alan's mom financed everything for'
the business and there was no life in-
surance on him. Now his Mom and Dad
have to face a tremendous loss as well
as a fin,,~ i,,l hardship. Any help from
the community to help them get re-es-
tablished and get back on their feet will
be greatly appreciated.
In lieu of flowers or sentiments,
please send memorial donations to
Mary Spring, PO Box 1271, Glen St.
Mary, FL 32040.
God Bless You!


Nezw Hope for the Community
Five Churches Road
Hwy. 127 Sanderson, FL

Sunday School
Sunday Morning Worship
Wed. Night Bible Snrid
Ewen 4" Sund.ls Night Senice

9:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.

V ide/lI.11 'illiams -Pastor /

'lir l niR r A A 5SF T.1 M IB 1. Fi NC' 1 C-

Sund1a) S'ml Q:-I 0am n' ih* Siuii 7 pm
Sunday Morning Wirshiip 11i: 15 imBi
Sunday) Everning Wor~hip woo1pam Thuriam ltiuthli 1:111 pni

A:l Lorin,- Church writ aCGrowing I ision of Lxfelltence4

Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening br2hipo 6:00 P.M.
Sunday Morning Worship l:00oA.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.M.

Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street- Macclenny 259-3500
en ienhip Tabernacle

Clinton Ave. Glen St Mary
SWJXR Radio Service Sunday 8:30 am

Morning Worship Service 10:30 am
Children's Church 11:30 am
North 6th Street Maceniny 259-3500

Evangelistic 6:00 pm
de 1r1en's *nhurc 11:30am

Bible Study (Wed.) 7:30 pm
Ret. Albert Starling Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521
MI a M N M

Otis Church of God

Presents our quarterly

Gospel Music Sing I
I featuring

I Pureheart
, Rhonda Ellis i

Nov. 18th
7:00 pm
Otis Church of God E
801 Otis Rd., Jacksonville W K
For more information N
call 266-4911
Love Offering -Come Early Baldwin' .

.., A 10 Liur.3more Rd .S FaljrlI .urid Rd
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday AM Worship 11:00 am
Sunday PM Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J.C. Lauramore Welcomes All

First Baptist Church
Sunday School 9:45 AM Sunday Morning Worship 11 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6 PM
A Beacoi Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 PM
to Baker Pastor Tim Patterson
'County" 259-6977
S Perry Hays, Associate Pastor
Michael D. Schatz, Associate Pastor
^ -".cT i- *

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Independent Pentecostal Church
Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny

Sunday School
Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Night Service
Radio WJXR 92.1 Sunday

Youth Programs

Sunday School -
Common Ground,- Sunday
Common Ground Wed. (Teens)
God Kids- Sunday
God Kids Wednesday

10:00 am
11:00 am
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
9:15 am

10:00 am
11:00 am
7:00 pm
11:00 am
7:00 pm


Associate Pastor
Tim Thomas

Youth Pastor
Gary Crummey


Wed 50 years
Vernon and Shirley Prevatt of'
Glen St. Mary will celebrate their
50th wedding anniversary on
Saturday, November 19 at 5:00 pm
at the ag center in Macclenny.
SFamily and friends are invited.
They were married on November
28, 1955 in Pineville, La.
They have three children: Gary
and Darla Durrence of Macclenny,
Donald and Nancy Prevatt of Or-
lando, Dwana Prevatt of Macclen-
Sny. They have nine grandchildren
and nine great-grandchildren. -

Senior dinner
The Macclenny TMolosc Lodge
will have its annual Thanksgiving
dinner on November 19 from 4-8
pm. All seniors are invited to eat a
free dinner served by Boy Scouts.
There will be guests from Moose-
Vicky Lee will perform for after
dinner entertainment. Other local
talent will stop in to sing for the
special guests.

Press Advertising
4 pm Monday

First United
< Methodist
% Church
93 I. 5th St., Macclenny ~ 259-3551
Sunday School: 10:00 am
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am
Sunday Youth: 6:00 pm
Wednesday Dinner: 5:45 pm
Wednesday Worship:6:15 pm
K John L. Hay, Jr., Pastor

Mt. Zion N.C.
Methodist Church
121 North 259-4461
Pastor Bobby Griffin

Surnav School 10-00 am
Sunday Mornmin Worship 11 00 am
Sunday Evening W:rirsihip 00 pmn
Wedne-siay Prdaver S:rvice 7 0L 0 pr

For I.od ;.o loved th WOrId I hjat rie
gave his onlr, bloatnen r rn nat
whoisoever behleveth in ni rri should not
perish. but have everldalrig llle
John 3.16

Kirsten Alyssa
Daughter born
Julie Thomas and Mike Posten
of Glen St. Mary are pleased to
announce the arrival of Kirsten
SAlyssa on November 2. She weigh-
ed seven pounds, three ounces.
S Grandparents are Mary Thomas
and Lamar Crews of Macclenny,
Brenda and Andy Barns, Gary and
STrisha Posten of Ala.

To wed next week
Linda Burnham and Gerald
Altman request the honor of your
presence on November 23 at 7:00
pm as they wed. The ceremony
will take place at the Mathis
House on Glen St. Mary Nursery.
All family and friends are invited.
Reception and entertainment will
follow the wedding.

Wednesday vows
Jimmy Barton and Annette
Duim would like to invite all fami-
ly and friends to their wedding
ceremony on November 23 at 7:00
pm at the Mathis House on the
Glen St. Mary Nursery. Reception
and music will follow.


5 generations gather for birthday
Hazel Rhoden ofMacclenny recently celebrated her 88th birthday with five generations
of her family. They included son Gerald Ray (Jerry) Rhoden Sr., grandson Gerald Ray
Rhoden Jr. (left), great-grandson Jerrod Rhoden holding great-great grandson Silas



1 Corner
The Baker County Council on
Aging is in need of volunteer dri-
vers to run meal routes in the Macc-
lenny area. The council currently
have volunteers who take turns run-
ning the route everyday, but the
number of seniors on the route is
creating problems in maintaining
required food temperatures. The
COA need to split the route or
decrease the number of seniors who
receive a meal each day on that
The Council is appealing to the
local churches and businesses to
adopt a new Macclenny meals on,
wheels route by providing a driver
one morning a week.

r(hristms -s

special -


Set of Nails &
Pedicure .... .$50

Nails b\ Lindse' rAVlonds) Leonard,
Njil Technician
Now at: L&L Country Clippers
43 W. Macclenny Ave.

Please. call 259-2223 ext.222 to
help continue a wonderful service.
of volunteering.

for the week of November 21-25
MONDAY: Salisbury steak, carrots,
mashed potatoes, fruit, bread and milk.
TUESDAY: Sweet and sour chicken.
with rice, Oriental veggies, pineapple tid-
bits, bread and milk.
. WEDNESDAY: Turkey with grj'.
green beans, corn, cranberry sauce, corn-
bread and milk.
THURSDAY: Closed for ThankseLi -
FRIDAY: Closed for Thanksgiving

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, November 17, 2005 Page Nine

Janet Teague's,
Grannie Jannie,
will be open this
Sunday, November 20th
for lunch from
11:30 am until 1:30 pm.
Located in front of Moody's Chevron and Terry's on US 90 West.
Call ahead to reserve your meals. 910-7273


'10027 Glen Ave., Glen St. Mar 251-5421

30% Off
November January

We will replace any dead plant
F within 3 months of job.

Call 251-5421
fP 88:30 am- 8:30 pm, Mon.-Fri. ,
Li -, ^

Just a few months left.
Make them count.

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, November 17, 2005 Page Ten

on our tag is the price you pay. Not a penny moi

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Marvin Nelson
Used Car Mgr.

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Ladies split Classic

THE BAKER COIINTY PRESS Thursday, November 17, 2005 Page Eleven

Lady lifters begin practice on Monday

and lose f
Sports Editor
The Lady Wildcats basketball
team opened its season with a 42-
38 loss to the Hilliard Flashes
Tuesday at the Baker County High
School gym.
Brittany Hinson led the Cats in
scoring with 17 points. Brittany
Ruise scored 7.
"It was a close ball game all the
way through," coach Franklin
Griffis said.
"We had a few more turnovers
and not enough opportunities to
score." -
Griffis cited Jesse Nunn for her
stealing ability. "Ophellia Belford
also did will with rebounding and
Caitlin Griffis did well on
Last week, Baker split two
physical games at the Tip-Off
Classic in Lake Butler, defeating
Trenton 42-38 on Thursday, two
days after overcoming a 20-point
deficit but losing 70-61 to Fort
White when five Cats fouled out,
leaving just four to finish the
At the beginning of the Trenton
game, one of the Tigers cut her
neck crashing into the bleachers
while fighting one of the Cats'
players for a loose ball. As a pre,
caution she was taken from the
gym by stretcher to be checked
out. There has been no update on
her condition.
The Cats held the lead through

most of the first half until the
Tigers took a slight lead late in the
second quarter and into halftime.
With a little less than six min-
utes to go in the gahie, the Cats led
33-24 when Kara Dupree got into
a scuffle with a Tiger while fight-
ing for a loose ball. She received a
technical. Her mother, apparently
upset over the situation, was asked
to leave the gym after she had to
be restrained by assistant coach
Cheryl Nunn from confronting
Trenton's coach.
It could have been a turning
point, as the Tiger player was
awarded four free throws two for
physical foul, two for a technical
foul but missed .three of them.
Also, the Tigers had possession of
the ball after the free throws, but
failed to score.
Instead, Brittany Ruise hit a
layup on a fast break to put the
.Cats up 35-25.
Trenton countered with a three-
point play to draw within seven,
but Ruise hit a three-point shot
with about four minutes to go.
Over the next couple of minutes
she also blocked a shot and picked
up a steal to short circuit a poten-
tial comeback.
The Cats' next game is
November,21 at home against
Lake Butler. The varsity begins at
7:30 pm, the junior varsity at 6:00

Coali 1Griffs ei~ c.iA'razs7,t'.d Ai.i ot nto die teinki aoa '1 Trenicoi


to get your
newspaper on
mornings? They
are usually on sale
at the Press office
by 10:30 am.

Both Baker fall baseball teams had
successful seasons as the Black team
Sent 8-1 and the Red team went 6-3.
Coach John Staples said, "Kirk
High and Darrell Rodgers have done
.an outstanding job of getting done
what I wanted to get accomplished out
of this fall league."
There will be a fall championship
tournament from Wednesday,. Novem-
ber 16 running through November 22.
All of the'tourney games will be played
at Baker County. Baker Red opens up
Wednesday at 5:000 pm and Baker
black opens up Frida' at "'-i0 pm.

November 21
Girls' basketball vs. Lake Butler
at home at 6/7:30 pm.
November 22
Girls' basketball at Middleburg
at 6/7:30 pi,.

WO W, .,. I

Deangelo Thomas of the Eagles tries to pick up a bad snap, but Bucs player Logan Kish
beats him to it.

Bucs beat Eagles in

last game of season

The Bucs took an early, 14-0
lead in the first quarter on Satur-
day, November 12 against the Ea-
gles in the 20-6 win.
For the Bucs' offense, Chase
Drury had 8 carries for 61 yards
rushing, scored a touchdown on a
10 yard dash and scored an extra
point. Jacob Milton had 12 carries
for 44 yards, punched in one yard'
effort for a touchdown and scored
an extra point. Logan Kish had 7
possessions for 44 yards and
scored a touchdown on a 5 yard
scamper and an extra point.
Colton Yeager touched the ball
lt ice for 6 yards and Ruger Raul-
erson gained 4 yards of real estate
on his-carry.
The .Bucs defense amassed 28
tackles with the help of Tyler
Townsand with 6, Na'Eem Bat-
t'es and,Drury with 4 a piece,
Tvler Mash and Milton had 3 take
downs a piece, Hayden Gaines,
Terrell Allen and Kish had a pair
and Jesse Hall and Raulerson
n-tched one tackle a piece. Kish
ailsN rccL cicJd 1 umIilbl .
The youngg Eagles team put up
a tough'fight against the Bucs
with Shaquan Griffin carrying the
ball 9 times for 66 yards and scor-
ed a touchdown on a break-away
run of 52 yards. Deangelo Tho-
mas had 5 carries for 27 yards
Th6 Eagles' 28 tackles were
made possible by Griffin with 11,
Isaiah Miller with 6, Chase'Parker
with 5, Thomas with 3, Landon
Nevill, Brian -VWst and Rodrick

Haygood with one a piece. Dean
Murray and Griffin each recov-
ered a fumble.
In other games on Saturday,
the Jaguars jacked the Vikings
19-8. In the middle division, the
Jets rocked the Rams 40-14 and
the Broncos shut out the Steelers
After nine weeks of play, the
final standings for the Pee-Wee
division are Titans.at 6-0, Cow-
boys at 5-1, Vikings breaking
even at 3-3, Jaguars and the Bucs
at 2-4 and the Eagles at 0-6.
For the middle division, the
Jets are 9-0, Broncos at 6-3, the
Rams at 3-6 and the Steelers at 0-
For the senior division, the
49ers and Patriots are at 6-0, Fal-
cons break even at 3-3, the Colts
are 2-4, the Redskins are 1-5 and
the Dolphins are 0-6.
The Championship match up
on November 15 wil; be between
the Titans and the Cow boys for
the Pee-Wee championship. The
Senior championship is between
the 49ers and the Patriots. The
games will start at '600 and 7:30


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By Laura Beth Briner
Press Sports
The Baker High weightlifting
team practice started November 14
and Coach Scott McDonald is fo-
cused on the basics.
"We weighed in and benched
our max," said McDonald. "We
lost a lot with our seniors graduat-
The Cats will be defending a re-
gional title this year, and only one
of the four state contenders from
last year, Brooke Arzie, will re-
turn. The other three, Taylor Nix,
Sabrina Tuttle and Alison Carter,
graduated. The trip was the second

for Arzie to regionals.
Baker County came in second
at sectionals last year and sent nine
ladies total to regionals.
"We're looking at an exciting
season," said McDonald, "and we
have a regional title to uphold."
The girls' first match will be
December 7 at Middleburg against
the Lady Broncos with weigh-in at
3:30 pm.



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"French Titles for $1000, Alex!"
The 2005 ,'.,'-Q vrsity team (above l-r back row) Thomas Elledge, Clayton Andrews,
~aad M ','"."':*:. I'* ': row) Lisa Austill, Logan Wright, and Tivis Andrus. Not pictured
is . *'. Moore. The Junior Varsity team (below l-r) Wayne Chiasson, Spencer
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Alex Goty, Sriah Siwartz. Seated are Brooke Hodgson and Amber Chiasson.

Hi-Q teams fair well in districts

By Laura Beth Briner
Press Staff
The Baker County High School'
Hi-Q team wrapped a successful
season on November 8 with the
varsity winning second and the ju-
nior varsity placing first in the
First Coast Academic Conference
The varsity team missed first
place by one loss to *Fernandina
Beach and unfortunately, will not
compete in state competition.
The varsity team is compiis'd
of Thomas"Elledge, Clayton An-
drews, Tivis Andrus, Lisa Austill,
Sarah Beth Moore, Logan Wright
and Matt Trimm.
The junior varsity team is made
up of Sariah Swartz, Brad Burn-
sed, Alex Gotay, Nicole Novaton,


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and the team that buzzes in and an-
swers correctly gets 5 points and
an opportunity to answer a bonus
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go%\emment, science and art.
The team pr'ciriced once a week
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Nassau County high schools Fer-
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Nassau and Hilliard high schools.
Each school is played twice. Next
year Yulee will add a new high
school to the schedule.
The team is sponsored by Tom
Elledge and Cathy Bales and is
open to all students. The season
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year through mid-November.
A fundraiser alumni match is in
the works for December 6 for new
buzzers. It will feature the current
Hi-Q team against past members.


A The following activities are
scheduled in Baker County
schools for the week of Novem-
C ber 21-25. This, listing may be in-
^ compJete and subject to change
without notice.
'November 22: District
S Wide- Board meeting at 6:30
Spm. ME- Gators vs. Seminoles
shirt day.
-November 23-25: District
A Wide- Thanksgiving holiday -
B no school.

Grinding cancelled
The annual post-Thanksgiving
cane grinding at the home of Paula
and Judy Raulerson north.of'Glen
St. Mary has been cancelled this
year. The family hopes to resume
it again in 2006.


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THURSDAY: Thanksgiving Holiday.
FRIDAY: Thanksgiving Holiday.
MONDAY: Sloppy joe or grilled chicken
sandwich, choice of two: corn, lettuce and toma-
to slice, pears and milk.
TUESDAY: Roast pork slice with roll or hot
dog or choice of two: baked beans, greens, fruit
and milk.
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CASE NO.: 02-2005-CA-0126
SYOU ARE. NOTIFIED that verified mortgage,
foreclosure complaint on the following property in
Baker County, Florida:
Lot 4, Hollow Ridge Heights, a platted sub-
division according to Plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 2, Page 102 of the public records of
Baker County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Frank E. Maloney, Jr., P.A., attorney,
whose address is 445 East MaCclenny Avenue,
Macclenny, Florida 32063; (904) 259-3155, with-
in thirty (30)-days after the first publication of the
notice and on or before the 28th day of Novem-
ber, 2005, and to file the original with the clerk of
this court either before service on Frank E. Mal-
oney, Jr., PA., attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint or petition:
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on
this 25th day of October, 2005. .
Al Fraser
Clerk of Courts
by Jamie Crews
as Deputy Clerk

Notice is hereby given that the proposed ordi-
nance whose title hereinafter appears will be
brought up for-public hearing and possible adop-
tion on December 6, 2005 at 6:00 pm at the Bak-
er County Administration Building, 55 North Third
Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063. Copy of said
ordinance may be inspected by any member of
the public in the Commissioners' office, address
stated above. On the above-mentioned date, all
interested parties may appear and be heard with
respect to this proposed ordinance which is titled
as follows:
Ordinance 2005-
An ordinance of the Board of County
Commissioners of Baker County, Flori-
da amending Section 3.04(a) of ordi-
nance number 95-01to repeal certain
limitations on maximum utility fees
collected; and providing an effective
If any member of the public desires to appeal
any decision made at this public hearing, he will
need a record of the proceedings and for that pur-
pose he may need to ensure that he transcribes a
verbatim record of tie proceedings, which record
would include the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based. According to the
Americans'with Disabilities Act, persons needing
a special accommodation or an interpreter to par-
ticipate in'this proceeding should contact the Bak-
er County Board of Commissioners at (904) 259-
3613 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the

Notice is hereby given that the ordinance
whose title hereinafter appears will be brought up
for first reading on December 12, 2005 at 6:00 pm
at the Baker County Administration Building, 55
North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063.
Copy of said ordinance may be inspected by any
Member of the, public in the Commissioners' of-
fice, address stated above. On the above-men-
tioned date, all interested parties may appear and
be heard with respect to this ordinance which is ti-
tled as follows:
An ordinance of the Board of County
Commissioners of Baker County, Florl-
da amending Article X, Section 10-03-
01 of the Baker County Land Develop-
ment Regulations, to require that ap-
peals of Land Planning Agency rulings
be heard in the Circuit Court of Baker
County; providing for severability; and
providing an effective date.
If any member of the public desires to appeal
any decision made at this public hearing, he will
need a record of the proceedings and for that pur-
pose he may need to ensure that he transcribes a
verbatim record of the proceedings, which record
would include the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based. According to the
Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing
a special accommodation or an interpreter to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should contact the Bak-
er County Board of Commissioners at (904) 259-
3613 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the


An Ordinance of the Board of County
Commissioners of Baker County,
Florida amending Article X, Section
10-03-01 of the Baker County Land
Development regulations,, to require
that appeals of land planning agency
rulings be heard in the circuit court
of Baker County; providing,for sever-
ability; and providing an effective
If any member of the public desires to ap-
peal any decision made at this public hearing,
he will need a record of the proceedings and for
that purpose he may need to ensure that he
transcribes a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings, which record would include the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. According to the Americans with Dis-
abilities Act, persons needing a special accom-
modation or an interpreter to participate in this
proceeding should contact the Baker County
Board of Commissioners at (904) 259-3613 at
least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing.

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The St. Johns River Water Management Dis-
trict has received the applications(s) for Environ-
mental Resource Permit(s) from:
Hanson Roof Tile, 10650 Poplar Ave.,
Fontana, CA 92337,.application #40-003-102186-
1. The project is located in Baker County, Section
12, Township 03 South, Range 20 East. The ERP
application is for construction of a surface water
management system for a 15.47 acre, residential
development known as the Hanson Roof Tile Fa-
The file(s) containing each of the above-listed
applications) are available for inspection Monday
through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00 am
to 5:00 pm at the St. Johns River Water Manage-
ment District Headquarters or the appropriate
service center. Written objections to the applica-
tion may be made, but should be fled with (re-
ceived by) the District Clerk, 4049 Reid St., Palat-
ka, Florida 32177-1429, no later than 14 days
from the date of the publication. Written objec-
tions should identify the objector by name and ad-
dress, and fully describe the objection to the ap-
plication. Filing a written objection does not entitle
you to a Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, Adminis-
trative Hearing. Only thosepersons whose sub-
stantial interests are affected by the application
and who file a petition meeting the requirements
of Sections 120.598 and 120.57, Florida Statutes,
and Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative Code,
may obtain an Administrative hearing. All timely
filed written objections will be presented to the
Board for consideration in its deliberations on ap-
plication prior to the Board taking action on the
305 E. Florida Avenue
Macclenny, Florida 32063
The following unit containing such property as
furniture, household goods, etc., will be sold at
public auction on November 25, 2005, to pay
back rent. Tenant has up until the time of the sale
to satisfy back rent.
#18 Barbara Johnson
#56/57 Heather Crews

Notice is hereby given that the Baker County
Hospital Authority/Baker County Medical Services
will hold a combined meeting on Wednesday, No-
vember 30, 2005, at 5:30 pm.
The meeting will be held at the Commerce
Center, 20 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny,
Florida 32063.
The public is invited to attend.
11/17c .

Notice is hereby given that the Baker County
Development Commission will hold a meeting at
7:00 pm on Monday, November 21, 2005 at the
Commerce Center, 20 East 3 ,'Jiv:lii'y Aenue,
Macclenny, Florida 32063.
The Commission will discuss updates on the
industrial parks.
The public is invited to attend.

CASE NO.: 02-2005-CC-0250
A Florida corporation
MAT ROLAND, individually and d/b/a MAT
Corporation, HAL DAWSON, individually and
DAVID LUTGENS, individually and d/b/a HD17,
INC., a Florida corporation, Florida Corporation,
TO: Hal Dawson
You are notified that a compli;int of'Tnoney .
damages has been filed against'you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on Frank E. Maloney, Jr, P.A., Attorney,
whose address is 445 East Macclenny Avenue,
Macclenny, Florida 32063; (904) 259-3155, within
thirty (30) days after the first publication, of the no-
tice and on or before the 16th day of December,
2005, and to file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Frank E. Maloney,
SJr, PA., attorney or immediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will.be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint or petition.
Witness my hand and seal of this Court on
this 14th day of November, 2005.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Courts
by Jamie Crews
as Deputy Clerk

Notice is hereby given that the proposed or-
dinance whose title hereinafter appears will be
brought up for public hearing and possible
,adoption on December 6, 2005 at 6:00 pm at
the Baker County Administration Building, 55
North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063.
Copy of said ordinance may be inspected by
any member of the public in the Commission-
ers' office, address stated above. On the
above-mentioned date, all interested parties
may appear and be heard with respect to this
proposed ordinance which is titled as follows:
Ordinance 2005
An Ordinance of the Board of County
Commissioners of Baker County,
Florida amending Section 3.04(a) of
ordinance number 95-01 to repeal
certain limitations on maximum utili-
ty fees collected; and providing an
effective date.
If any member of the public desires to ap-
peal any decision made at this public hearing,
he will need a record of the proceedings and for
that purpose he may need to ensure that he
transcribes a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings, which record would include the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. According to the Americans with Dis-
abilities Act, persons needing a special accom-
modation or an interpreter to participate in this
proceeding should contact the'Baker County
Board of Commissioners at (904) 259-3613 at
least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing.
Notice is hereby given that the proposed or-
dinance whose title hereinafter appears will be
brought up for first' reading on December 6,
2005 at 6:00 pm at the Baker County Adminis-
tration Building, 55 North Third Street, Mac-
clenny, Florida 32063. Copy of said ordinance
may be inspected by any member of the public
in the Commissioners' office, address stated
above. On the above-mentioned date, all inter-
ested parties may appear and be heard with re-
spect to this proposed ordinance which is titled
as follows:
Ordinance 2005

Where have all the cowboys gone?
A lone Cowboy is supported by the referee while half of the Titan team is hot on his heels.
The November 15 championship game between the two yielded the Titans as winners in a
32-6 victory. The senior division champions Patriots defeated the 49ers 34-7for the honor.

Win ribbons at
Jacksonville Fair
Four local FFA students ex-
celled at the Greater Jacksonville
Fair. They are Ashton Norman,
Joshua Rivers, Katelyn Lankford,
Jason Cantrell and Crystal Iverson.
Ashton Norman received a
$1000 Fair Scholarship through
Coca-Cola. FFA and 4-H members
from five other counties all ap-
plied for the six scholarships
awarded during the fair.
Norman also received awards
for Reserve Division Champion
cow/calf pair, Grand Champion
cow/calf pair, first place cow/calf
pair, third place heifer and sixth
place heifer.
Joshua Rivers had a Grand
Champion bull, Reserve Grand.
Champion, Reserve Grand Champ-
ion cow/calf pair and Reserve
Grand Champion female.
Katelyn Lankford had a Grand
Champion female, Reserve Divi-
sion Champion bull and Reserve
Division Champion female.
Jason Cantrell had a second
place and third place in commer-
cial heifers and a second place in
registered angus:
"It takes a lot of work to get the
cows ready for a show," said
Norman. "You have to wash, blow
dry, and spray them with Show
Sheen to give them a clean shine
for the show. Everyday FFA mep-
bers went to the fair to feed, water
and clean out the cows'.beds."
Norman and Crystal Iverson'
also won awards as outstanding
FFA members for the hard work
and dedication that they put into
their local FFA. The high school
FFA chapter sponsors are Erin
Elixson and Greg Johnson.

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during the November 10 YMCA Boot Camp
Challenge. The morning class, first platoon,
took on the evening class, second platoon,
which was double its size. The first platoon ..~~
arrived in uniform complete with theme M.
song. After stretching, the classes did two- 4.~ A'-0 .
minute crunches, push-ups and pull-ups (the r.
ladies did hanging lifts). A relay followed, -,
involving jumping the wall. When the dust
settled, the second platoon reigned supreme. a
(Right) Drill Instructor Patrick McGauley ,
counts offpush-upsfrom a member of sec- i
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Classified ads and notices must be paid in
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the Monday preceding publication, unless other-
wise arranged in advance. Ads can be mailed pro-
vided they are accompanied by payment and'
instructions. They should be mailed to: Classified
Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O. Box 598, Mac-
clenny, FL 32063. We cannot assume responsibility
for accuracy of ads or notices given over the tele-
phone. Liability for errors in all advertising will be
limited to the first publication only. If after that
time, the ad continues to run without notification of
error by the person or agency for whom it was pub-
lished, then that party assumes full payment re-
sponsibility. The Baker County Press reserves the
right to refuse advertising or any other material
which in the Opinion of the obhil! bar does not meet
standards of publication.
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Mark your calendar now for The
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Fruit cakes. Homemade fruit cakes
have been freshly baked for your holi-.
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$22, 1 lb. muffins $8. New Life Church
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Can deliver. 904-398-5200.11/10-12/1p
Firewood $50 for swb or $60 for Iwb,
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653-1149. 11/10-17p
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany, can
be seen at Southern Charm. 259-4140.
1998 Murray ridihn mower, runs good.
needs a little work, $200. Call 259-3293
or see at 7467 Blair Circle, Glen St.
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Firewood. Great deals on oak..Call
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Two tanning beds, Pro 28LE 2F, Wolff.
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Country Boys Kwik Stop has fruitcake
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All your fishing & hunting needs -
ammo, license, bait & deer corn. Also,
available pay at pump gas. 259-2022.
Mattress mattress New, wholesale
pricing. Full $99, queen $119, king
$145 can deliver. 904-398-5200.
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs, very
ornate, fluted legs, rare; half round foyer
console. All pieces are mahogany
wood. Southern Charm. 259-4140.
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
carivases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
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Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
Good used appliances, 90 day money
back guarantee. 266-4717.
S 6/2-11/17
Pillowtop queen bed in plastic, $199,
must sell. 989-391-0015. 11/10-12/lp
Connex 3300 CB, high, low, double
low, triple low, brand new in box, $275
QBO. Call 275-2720. 11/17p

Kenmore dryer $50, good shape. 571-
0913. 11/17p
Polaris 50 4 wheeler, 5 years old,
$700 OBO, both garage kept. 259-5967
or 904-226-5608. 11/17p
250cc ATV, electric start, water cooled,
4 stroke engine, 3 months old, $1850.
904-378-5140. 11/17p.
Cardio Glide & Bow Flex fitness equip-
ment, $400 OBO. Call 259-6526.11/17p
Dark green, 111/2 ft. sofa & love seat,
$500.259-4904, 11/17p
Split oak firewood, $50 truck load.
259-2104. 11/17-14p
Used restaurant equipment, including'
sandwich unit, sinks, conveyor pizza
oven, stand-up freezer. Equipment is lo-
cal. 404-822-8925. 11/17c
Sectional sofa sleeper, double reclin-
ers, plus rocking recliner, off white with
light colors, good condition, $300 OBO.
653-2220 or 710-7916. 11/17p
Bedroom suite with mattress, couch,
tables & other miscellaneous items.
537-1639 Wednesday & Thursday.
Boy toys, ages 2-5, Fisher Price jeeps,
remote control, Rescue Heroes,
Aquatic Center, vehicles & action fig-
ures. 653-1555. 11/17p
100 metal fence post, 12" wood fence
post, 12' & 16' gates, water trough with
automatic shut off, Athens off set heavy
duty harrows, used tin 24' long, pull
road grader, concrete blocks 150 gal.
diesel fuel tank with electric pump, also
have battery operating pump. Call 537-
1639 Wednesday & Thursday. 11/17c
Cleveland TA-5 irons, Cleveland tour
bag, driver, woods & odyssey putter,
$450 OBO. 904-251-4362 11/17p.

1989 Terry Resort camper. 24', a/c.
overhead stereo.microwave, stove re-
fngerator. freezer, gas hear, hot water,
bath, good condition, $3800. 275-2272.
Large air hockey table, 1 year old,
$300. 259-3578. 11/17p
Aluminum dog box, 4x4x2; 20 ft. flag-
pole. 266-2042. 11, 17p
Visit the historic Franklin Mercantile -
the antique store with a whole lot more!
For information, call 259-6040. 11.17c

1991 Chevrolet Cavalier RS, 4 door,
a/c, power steering, power brakes,
158,000.miles, 18 mpg around town,
$900 OBO. 259-5768 or 259-8885.
1999 Cavalier, low miles on 4 cylinder
engine, automatic, air and heat, $2800.
571-0913. 11/17p
2003 Chevy. 1500, stepside, 2WD, au-
tomatic, power Windows, lock and mir-
rors, a/c, CD, 37K miles, $14,500. 259-
0893 or 334-5167. 11/17tfc
Parts for sale 1996 Nissan Altima, lim-
ited time, good windshield, engine in
tact, will sell as is. Brittany 259-6811 .
2000 Mazda 626, great condition, bur-
gundy exterior, tan interior, power steer-
ing, door locks and windows, A/C,
cruise and so much more, low mileage
al 69,875. $5900 OBO, Baldwin'area.
266-4575. 11/17p

2004 Sllverado 1500 Z-71, 4WD, ex-
tended cab, only 5,800 miles, like new;
$25,000 OBO. 259-7862 or 509-5399.

Avon free/no fee signup. Limited time
offer, expires 12/4. Do holiday shop-
ping, earn holiday cash. Call Kaycee at
275-3215 or 1-866-665-2866 ISR.
11/10-1 7p
Considering international adoption?
Children's Hope International is a won-
derful place to start this journey.
http://www.childrenshope.net or e-mail
locally for information kawligal3@-
aol.com. 11/10-12/29p
Jason's Quality Tile. The first choice in
quality bath & kitchen remodels as well
as tile floors, back splashes & counter-
tops. For quality work at competitive
prices. Call today for a free estimate!
904-707-7510 cell or 912-843-2720 of-
fice. 11/17-24p
Satellite TV Service. We do Direct TV
& Dish Network; monthly payments
starting at $29:99. 386-867-1488 or 1-
888-521-5693. 10/27-12/29p
Tree trimming removal and clean up.
Licensed and insured. 259-7968.
10/21 tfc
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. 2/13tfc
Housecleaning honest, dependable;
reasonable rates, weekly or biweekly.
Call Wendy Miller at 259-7369 home or
904-477-1096 cell.. 10/20-12/8p
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-7968.
Affordable & dependable Let me
take care of your cleaning needs. Also
available evenings & weekends. Call
\n moo n /<'1117n-"

uogs: all types irrm puppies tu auuiLs.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
Mini Schnauzer/Chihuahua puppies,
2 females, 6 weeks old, $125 each.
OBO. Please call 259-2371. 11/17p
Free to good home. 7 month old mixed
pups, females, fixed & shots. 653-2220
or 710-7916. .. 11/17p
Purebred Beagle puppies, $100 each.

275-3221. 11/17p
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Lost: 12 gauge Remington pump shot-
gun, lost on'River Road (Doyle Williams
Rd). If found, please-call Tomboy Jewell
at 259-5164. Reward offered. 11/17p


Driver- CDL-A req'd

Home Every

Night & Weekend


SAverage $888- 7$1018/wk

No Touch Freight

8 85% Preloaded/Pretarped

Sunday calls welcome

Jacksonville, FL Terminal




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

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Notice to readers:
The newspaper often publishes classified
advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
weight loss products, health products. While
the newspaper uses reasonable discretion in
deciding on publication of such ads, it takes
no responsibility as to the truthfulness of
claims. Respondents should use caution and
common sense before sending any money
or making other commitments, based on
statements and/or promises; demand,
specifics.in writing.' You can alsc call me
Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-
HELP to find out how to spot fraudulent solic-
itations. Remember: if it sounds too good
to be true, it probably is.-
The Baker County Press
CDL Class B.driver for local route, 25-
30 hours weekly, 4 days per week,
clean driving record a must, 25 years of
age or older only. Call 259-5692.
Car salesman & secretary in car sales
needed, computer proficient, Mac-
clenny area. 382-7086 ask for Floyd.
Wendy's of Macclenny now hiding for
all crew &.management positions. 259-
1221. 1'1/3-24c
Office manager/dental assistant
.needed for our growing dental practice.
Position requires a mature, positive, en-
ergetic person with strong computer
skills & 2 years of dental experience.
653-3333. 11/10tfc
Custom Woodwork & Trim now hiring!
Finish carpenters $11-$15 per hour,
must have tools, transportation & one
year minimum experience; piece work-
ers & carpenters' helpers, $8.50 -$10
per hour. Call 904-449-5504. 11/17p
Supervisor trainee needed. Building
products industry seeks an ambitious,
enerei, neime:.rnanrcally Inclined person
for a management trainee position. Pre-
fer 2 year degree. We are an EECC,
drug free workplace. 401 (k), health/den-
tal/life insurance, paid holidays/vaca-
tions. Apply at Gilman Building Prod-
ucts, 6640 CR 218, Maxville, FL or fax
resume to 904-289-7736. 11/17-24c
Drivers. Company'& owner/operators.
Top earnings! Guaranteed home time.
CDL-A with Hazmat. 800-362-
FloridaTimes Union early morning
newspaper route in Taylor & Sanderson
area, must have dependable trans-
portation, cash bond & telephone.
Please call 904-964-5165 or 1-888-810-
4524. 11/17c






Thursday & Friday
8:00 am-2:00 pm, 7349
W Madison St., Glen.
Friday 8:00 am-6:00
pm & Saturday 8:00
am-noon, 121 George
Hodges Rd .across from
Wendy's restaurant, 2nd
maiioox on right, follow
signs. Some furniture,
boy's & men s clothes
junior miss & women's
clothes, household,
some baby items, all
must go Lots, lots of
stuff. Moving sale.
Saturday 9:00 am-1:00
pm, 121 N to Ag Sta
tion, turn rignt & follow
signs Metali unk beds
$50, Dall python with
cage & light $150 OBO.
boys' clothes, toys.
books. 259-9085

Friday & Saturday 8:00
am-4:00 pm, Mudlake
Rd to LE Harvey Rd.,
right on Clet Harvey Rd.
10368 Clei Harvey Rd.
Everything from furni-
ture to truck toppers.
Friday & Saturday 6:00
am-?, 707 Shonrputt Dr.,
off Lowder St. N. 1951
Ford car, shopsmiin,
woodwork center
Friday & Saturday 7:00
am-?, Lowder to Ray
Phillips Rd. continue on
dirl road, 2nd drive on
Friday & Saturday 8:00
am-?, 121 S. in front of
Railord Road Church, 2
story house. Lots of
boy's & girl's clothes, 2-
3T, little girl's 4s,
household items.
Saturday 8:00 am-1:00
pm, Hickory St Mac-
clenny II Furniture,
toys.variety of things.
Saturday 8:00 am-2:00
pm, Parking lot of Dr.
Weeks office across
from football stadium
Saturday 9:00 am-4:00
pm, Georgia Bed, 121 &
185. HjusePold TV,
computer lurniture, lawn
equipment, clothes &

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Well Drilling

2" & 4" Wells:

CallRoger or Roger Dale

Family Owned & Operated
SLicensed & Insured

Saturday 8:00 am-?,
4272 Birch St., Mac-
clenny II, behind Trav-
elodge. Household,
crahs, Singer Feather-
weight sewing machine.
Saturday 8:00 am-
noon, 150 W Ohio Ave.,
Macclenny. Miscella-
neous treasures. Janet
Saturday 8:00 am -?,
City Mobile Home Park,
US Hwy 301, Baldwin.
Computer, games, din-
ing room set, display
cabinets, lots of other
stuff. 266-0263.
Saturday 9:00 am-?,
Hwy 90 past Wal-mart
DC to Alien Acres Rd to
DE Long Rd., on left.
Saturday 8:00 am-1:00
pm, SR 228 past Mor-
mon Church toward I-
10, turn left on Jule Rd.
Good buys.
Saturday 8:00 am-?,
125 N. across from
Cuyler Air Field. 4 fami-
Saturday 8:00 am-3:00
pm, Sunday 8:00 am-
1:00 pm, Old Nursery
Plantation, 8097 Tripps
Way. Huge sale.


New Valdosta Terminal
Owner Operators
85c/mile ALL MILES
PLUS Fuel Sun:riarge 24c= Sl.09/mile all
mile;1lait week"
Sr' i C or Canada Paid Fuel Taxes, Base
Plates & Permits ~ Medical & Disability Ben.

Tralisport System, Inc.
Call Doug today at:

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

CALL 1-800-808-3052



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A/C & duct installers, must be experi-
enced & dependable. 259-8038.
Domino's is now hiring for manage-
ment position. Management experience
required. Apply in person at 1474 S. 6th
St. 11/17-12/8c
New pizzaria/sports bar seeking expe-
rience waitresses, pizza makers & shift
leaders. Excellent pay, excellent oppor-
tunity. Call 885-1692. 11/17c
Immediate openings for pipe foreman,
hoe, dozer & loader operators, hillman,
tailman & laborer. Apply in person at
Earthworks, 11932 N. SR 121, Mac-
clenny, FL 32063. 904-653-2800.
Now hiring for upcoming tax season.
Flexible hours, computer skills helpful,
will train. Apply in person at Jackson He-
witt Tax Service beside Woody's BBQ.
Applications accepted November 14th -
November 25, 11:00 am-7:00 pm.
Wipe down man needed, good pay &
benefits, health insurance. Drug free
workplace. 904-334-7890. 11/17-12/1 p
NEFSH Is seeking a Refrigeration Me-
chanic #09583. Applicant must have 2
years experience plus possess a Uni-
versal EPA approved Certificate for Re-
frigerant Transition & Recovery. Access
applications through MyFlorida.com/
People First. 11/17-24c
Part time with full time potential. Look-
ing for motivated, qualified person in
Baker and surrounding counties. Experi-
ence in sales helpful. Reply with resume
and references to P.O. Box 598, Mac-
clenny, FL 32063. ,6/2tfc
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools. 259-5877. 12/30tfc
Full time laborer, $6.25 an hour. 259-
2900. 11/17c
Seeking reliable person for part time
general groundskeeping (mowing, some
landscaping & tree trimming,e tc.) near
Glen St. Mary; mechanical abilities a
plus. An ideal position 20-40 hours per
month. Resume & personal references
c/o: Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063.
Local home health care agency seek -
ing PRN registered nurse for local and
surrounding areas. Call 259-3111 for
details. 2/24tfc

Auto body technicians needed at Au-
tocrafters Collision. Experienced & I-Car
certified. Full benefit package. Apply in
person at 180 S. Lowder St. or call
Randy at 259-3001. 11/17-24c
Carpenters needed. 259-3300.9/15tfc


Painting & pressure washing busi-
ness for sale, enclosed trailer included,
$5000 firm. 912-843-2759 or 904-571-
2630. 11/10-17p

Florida license plates. Collector paying
$1000 each for porcelain Baker County
auto tags dated 1911-17 in nice condi-
tion. Paying $50 each for Baker County
auto tags with 52 prefix from 1938-51 in
nice condition. Also want pre 1938 Fla
tags. Jeff Francis at 727-345-6627 or
PO Box 41381, St. Petersburg, FL Southern Charm
33743-1381. Website: www.floridali- Moi. Fri. 9 am 5 pm
censeplates.com. 11/17-12/8p

Perry Sheet Metal Inc.

Commercial/Residential Roofing Contractor

** Metal Roofing Sales & Installation **
12 Colors
26 & 29 gauge panels
Classic rib or standing seam panels
25 to 30 year warranty

** Architectural Shingles **

** Roof & Gutter Maintenance & Inspection *

*-Vinyl Siding, Soffit & Fascia **

** Sheet Metal Fabrication **

Darrel G. Perry, Jr.
7061 Fred Perry Rd., Glen St. Mary

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. 7/14tfc

Notice to Readers
All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the
Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise "any
preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color,
religion, sex, handicap, familiar status or national origin, or
an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or dis-
crimination." Familial status includes children under the age
of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant
women and people securing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for
real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are
hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspa-
per are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain
of discrimination, call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The
toll free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-

3 BR, 2 BA brick house, la
& bedrooms, french doo
screened porch, new tile, r
backyard, boat/carport, 165
limits, $173,000. 259-5296.

New 4 BR, 2 BA, 3100 total
3/4 acre lot, all wood cabinets
Stephen Shouppe Enterp
8128. 1

large kitchen
r to 19x24
new fenced

3/2 acres waterfront, Little St. Mary's
River, Florida side, $59,500 firm. 259-
2242. 11/17-24p

0 SF in city
3 BR, 2 BA with bonus room, 1500+
11/17-24p SF, new carpet, fresh paint, '/4 acre cor-
il SF home, ner lot, $85,000. 412 South Blvd. 626-
s $274.900. 9886. 11/17p

irises 259-

Buying timberland! Any size, location
or condition. Will consider all. Call Jeff at
904-278-1177, fax 278-1070.
8.18 acres, zoned agricultural, off Mud-
lake & Mallie Davis Rds. Wonderful
neighbor, ready to move your mobile
home on, with well, septic & light pole,
$120,000. 259-3763. 11/3-11/17p

3 BR, 2 BA on 1 acre corner lot, fenced
with electric gate, 2 car garage & sepa-
rate 2 car carport, hardy board lap sid-
ing, garden tub, walk-in tile shower, fire-
place (never used), screened back
porch, deck above ground pool, shed,
too much to list must see, emaculate
home, 1762 SF living, 2300 total SF,
$227,000. 259-6538. 11/17p

Is your water misbehaving? If so, call us...

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We will bring the Water Wagon to your house & fix it!
For more Information about products and services see our ad in the '95-06 Macclenny phone book on page 100.
Our Water Conditioning Units WilI Bring Quality Water Into Your Home!

904.608.5669 or 904.613.1898



New carpet & new kitchen in this 2 BA,
1 BA block house, fenced back yard,
$900 per month, $900 deposit. 613-
6001. 11/17p
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide in Georgia
Bend, $550 per month plus $400 de-
posit. 777-8880. 11/17-24p
4 BR, 1 BA brick home in city limits,
new appliances, no smoking, no pets,
$850 per month, $850 deposit. 813-
5558. 11/17
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home, no pets, no
smoking, $550 per month, 1st, last &
$300 deposit. Call after 5:00 pm 259-
3578. 11/17p
2-3 BR mobile homes, no pets, lawn
maintenance & water included. Rent
from $425-$600 per month. 10 minutes
north of Macclenny. 912-843-8118.
10/1 3tfc

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SAnatomy & Physiology I and II
College level Math
Computer Science,
Must have master's degree with mini-
mum 18 graduate hours in field.
Contact Paula Cifuentes (386) 754-
4260 or cifuentesp@lakecitycc.edu
Business Communications and
Business Math at Lancaster
Correctional Inst.
Bachelor's degree and teaching expe-
rience required.
Nail Tech Instructor (night).
Licensed nail technician with 2 yrs
experience in nails and pedicures or
licensed cosmetologist w/ 3 years exp.
in nails & pedicures.
Esthetics Instructor (night)
Licensed esthetician/facial specialist/
2 yrs-experience in esthetics/facial
care or licensed cosmetologist with 3
yrs exp in esthetics/facial care
Welding Substitute Instructor
Certified w/2 yrs exp or 5 yrs total exp
pipe joint welding
HVAC Substitute Instructor (night)
Certified HVAC technician w/2 yrs exp
or completion of HVAC training & 4 yrs
.Contact Dennis Tarkington
S 386 7541-4230 or-
:3-.inglondJ':3lF e, if):; edu
College application and
transcripts required.
Position details and application available
on the web at www iakecirycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools
VP'A0Dk.EA'E .College in Education&

New home for rert. 3 BR, 1 BA, tile
flooring, living room, kitchen/dining room
combo, on .50 acre lot in Sanderson. All
electric appliances. $700 security de-
posit, $700 per month. Please call 259-
3343 or 626-8424. 9/15tfc
1 acre lot for mobile home in Macedo-
nia area off Odis Yarborough. Call Brian
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Serving ALL your real estate needs! O


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Mobile home's, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-860-
4604 or 259-6156. 3/17tfc






Jim Smith, Real Estate Broker
Josle Davis, Sales Associate
Mark Lancaster, Sales Associate

Juanice Padgett, Sales Associate

799 S. 6th St., Macclenny

S259-6555 _

1985 Edgewood 14x52, newly remod-
eled inside, all vinyl flooring, mobiles
home must be moved, $9000. Also,
10'x20' Robins storage shed, $2000; will
sell both together for $10,000. Please
call 259-8506. 11/17p

"" Land- Located in Lancaster Glen
41/2 miles west of Macclenny. Easy

access to US Hwy. 90 and 1-10.
Lot #1- 11.74 acres $76,310-SOLD
Lot #4- 12.11 acres $78,715-SOLD
Lot #11- 14 acres $98,000-SOLD
Lot #15- 10 acres $65,000-SOLD
Lot#18- 15 acres $67,500-SOLD
Lot #21- 25.42 acres $101,680-PENDING

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You're n.....

one a
3/2 wi ,rden tub
and fireplace. This home has 1264 SF.
Conveniently located in Glen St. Mary near
1-10. $89,000.

HOMES AND LAND of North Florida, Inc.

: C 9^t, ULicensed Real Estate Broker

-^ 259-7709 338-4528 cell
We can show and sell all listings!
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Jacksonville every day?
A great business opportunity awaits
you right here in beautiful
1ten 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 approx-
imately 2.17 acres.

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Doublewide mobile home on 2.
acres. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, split floor
plan, rraster bath vir.h garden tub
-.and separate r, i'..'e:.. 2' closs inr
master bedroom 'Open' ennwith cor-
ner fireplace. Large eat-in kitchen.
Open metal pole barn 18x28. Just,
waiting for family.
Owner slashes price!

$79,900 FIRM
Was $89,900

Great opporturuly in well established
business in.the fastest growing area of
Macclenny With approximately 1000.
ne.w homes .c'dmi rig this arev
How can you MISS??
Richard's Grocery
& Meat Market
386 N. Lowder St., Macclenny
Owner wid 'll n rij trau ,I
Io 6 ir,,rths

1996 Homes of Merit 28x68, 3 BR, 2
BA, vaulted ceilings, stone fireplace, all
electric, country kitchen with lots of cabi-
nets & counter space, garden tub with
separate shower in MBR-, walk-in clos-
ets, much more. Moving, must sell. You
move to your lot, $49,400 price is nego-
tiable. 259-5895. 11/10-17p

Two homes in Jax. Very nice area on
Hecksher Drive in Jacksonville, This
area is known as Jacksonville's Silver
Lining-, North Florida's Keys. Two
small homes on approximately 1/2
acre each. These homes could be
removed to build your dream home.
Reduced to $159,000 each.
Nice Affordable Home 3 bedroom, 2
bath d" deck on
city lotl lith shin-
gle roof. Close to everything. Only
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.
Lot on Little St. Mary's River, conve-
niently located between Glen St.
Mary and Macclenny. This heavily
wooded lot is restricted to site built
homes only. 3/4 acre + priced at

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Deep Water
60 beautiful acres on the St. Mary's
River. Many native palm trees. This
unique property was once a deep
water port for sailing ships.
Secluded with its own private road.
Located next to the world famous
White Oak Plantation in Nassau
County. If you are looking for a pri-
vate estate site, this is it. Shown to
qualified buyers by appt. only.
Priced at $3,500,000

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'Like to hunt
country S175

Anne Kitching,
Sales Associate
962-8064 cell.

3 bedroom, 2 bath home, back &
side screened.porches, large family
room. large bonus room, large
fenced back yard, stove& .'.
refrigeratr.'r Must see to appreciate
In M''asolenny city limits..

land in the

New Listing- 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, single car
garage. Cute a lide. Close to
schools and sho
Commercial- 2 lots, on US 90 in Glen St. Mary.
Exrc:l:ckt ,-rri.u-T' ir'.- a u.e. Has access to water and
z..,er S165,000
Vacant 2 Acre Parcel- :,rn ICR 11' S louh :!I 1-Al,
multi-use proper ND N :for zoning to
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2 Lots on US -i.rv' budjill-l
Ev.eUenni buLn. 'l111 3Bier a -e,.et
Got Horses? 4 Bedr'orim. 2 BPath doiblei.'.ide on
:3 hr.: l a;-| a h ils,
1 Tule Irforn, Ilam 1se0 t criciIOls
andirt i.hppLril. $89,900

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Home can t rYed. High
craffic area r I I & 23.B
.l.f.re l.rd anrJd sr .op available r..Tier '.*.
rezone'to'meet yourineeds.

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