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Tim & Faith
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Hi h winds during storm topple tree into bed of pickup on May 24
that brought with it'high winds and'some hadil. Robert Manucy said he was ,i.'fh.ing ,.' the window about 6:30 and saw the tree fall across the bed of the 2005 truck his wife Deborah gave
him last year for Christmas. Another large water oak pariahllv visible in the upper right of this photo also fell over during the brief gupns of high wind. Power was knocked out in the
southeast city neighborhoodd for about three hours, biut no other major damage was reported. Storms have not been kind to the Manucys, who sustained a trio of roof holes during
Hurricane Charley in 2004. Mr. Manucy has yet to reciieie a drana.ge estimate on his Christmas present. The cuiple praised response by both the Cirt of tacclennv and power company
in the aftermath of the storm that was not as intense in nost parts cf'B BAer County. PHOTO COURTESY OF EDDIE N' 1E.,., '
tries to get
A Macclenny man is charged
with disorderly conduct after caus-
ing disturbances at two neighboring
Macclenny fast-food restaurants late
in the evening of May 27.
Lt. Billy Miller of the sheriff's
department responded to a distur-
bance call at the Pizza Hut on
South 6th about 11:00, shortly after
Hudson Bailey, 28, of Macclenny
left the store ranting 'about a pizza
his wife 'allegedly ordered by
phone five hours earlier.
Asst. manager Floyd Larry said
the suspect used the same tactic
several days earlier to wrangle a
free pizza from the restaurant, and
while discussing the situation with
the deputy, Mr. Larry spotted Mr.
Bailey standing at the drive-
through window of McDonald's
across ine street.
Lt. Miller, in an unmarked cruis-
er, watched nearby as the suspect
argued with a manager about the
lack of onions on a hamburger two
The officer noted an "astonished
look" on Mr. Bailey's face when he
exited the car to confront the sus-
pect. who Lt. Miller said appeared
high on drugs.
A trio of arrests for disorderly
intoxication took place over the
Memorial Day weekendd. including
that of Carl Miller, 32, of Mac-
When several officers responded
to a disturbance call at the Country
Club Lounge south of Macclenny,
Mr. Miller admonished them to "go
eat some more donuts" and moved
threatenly toward Sgt. Adam
The officer noted Mr. Miller
continuously cursed during the trip
to county jail and while being
Robert Cowart, 49, of Bunnell,
Fla. was arrested for being drunk
and having a small amount of mari-
juana just after 4:00 am on May 28
in the parking lot of the Fastway
convenience store in Olustee.
He told Deputy Darrin Whitaker
some friends dropped him off there
earlier and he was enroute to see a
Dustin Parker, 18, of Jacksonville
was arrested after he became loud
and belligerent while being ques-
tioned by Deputy James Parham
shortly after 1:00 am on May 29.
Mr. Parker was a passenger in a
truck stopped for speeding on 2nd
St. in Macclenny.
Richard Petty puts
his foot squarely in
his mouth on ladies
in the 'Indy 500'
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BY MICHAEL RINKER
Last week's release of FCAT
scores in reading and mathematics
revealed a mixed bag of results for
Baker County schools, but was
potentially troubling for parents
and teachers of fourth graders.
The percentage of fourth grade
students reading at grade level
dropped 15 points from last year's;
By comparison, the next biggest
drop was 4 percent among tenth
graders, while fifth and sixth grad-
ers each fell just one percent.
The remaining three grades saw
increases seventh (6 percent),
eighth (5 percent) and ninth (9 per-
(See accompanying chart for
reading and math scores.).
The FCATs Florida Compre-
'Re l ding
Fourth 68 53
Sixth 56 55
Eighth 37 42
holm= ar ='
hensive Assessment Test gauge
students on reading,, writing, math
and science, but not all grades are
tested on all subjects. The scores
are used to develop educational
strategies for individual students as
well as schools.
, The FCAT is also used to assess
schools and school districts, and
hold them accountable.
Within the next couple of weeks
the state will release its school
evaluations, which are letter grades
based on FCAT performance.
Typically, Baker County schools
tend to receive grades of C.
Susan Voorhees, director of ac-
countability and special programs
for the school district, said the large
Eighth 59 58
Tenth 63 59
drop in fourth grade scores might
be attributable in part to the state's
"good cause" promotion policy.
Students who were retained a
total of two years in kindergarten,
first, second or third grade cannot
be retained- again and must be pro-
moted to fourth grade, according to
Noting those students "don't
have a history of academic suc-.
cess," Ms. Voorhees says that state
education officials are pointing to
this "first year bubble" as a ppssi-
She added, however, that it's
possible there are other factors.
Baker County's data will be ana-
Bathtub drowning of 4-year-old
She was enthralled with the parently suffered a seizure in "The doc
adventures of "Dora the Ex- the bathtub of her mother's there 15 min
plorer" and learned all the Macclenny residence. She had long," said h
songs associated with the been kept alive on life support had a stomach
popular television and literary at Shands Gainesville's criti- unusual she
series that has captured the cal care unit after she was room."
hearts of pre-school age chil- flown there the evening of Ms. Dav
dren all over the US. .May 22. seizures sinr
Jondalynn Williams of Miss Williams, who would they had de
Macclenny touched the hearts have turned 5 on July 10th, several mon
of many with her beautiful had bathed with her step-sis- ly she suffer
smile and golden brown eyes, ters earlier that evening, and tub.
according to family members, told her mother she was going The motl
and had an uncanny ability at back to go to the bathroom. "quiet" and
age four to sense when others About 15 minutes later, one of sound while
were unhappy and troubled. her sisters found Jondalynn state.
Young Jondalynn, a student at Jondalynn Williams lying sideways with her face Ms. Davis
the Pre-K and Kindergarten Center in Mac- partially submerged in the remaining bath on cessation
'clenny, died May 25, three days after she ap- water. ter "slipped
lyzed to pinpoint the causess.
Associate superintendent Glenn
McKendree blamed the falling per-
centage in part on the large turn-
over in fourth grade teachers.
He said this year, seven of 17
were new, and less than half had
two or more years' experience.
Still, despite the decrease, more
than half of fourth graders were
reading at grade level. By compari-
son only a quarter of tenth graders
Math scores stayed pretty much
even with last year's, although sev-
enth and ninth graders showed sol-
id increases 8 percent and 6 per-
(Page four please)
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
The Da Vinci Code, a best sell-
ing book by author Dan Brown.
was published in April, 2003. The
story combines conspiracy, art, his-
tory. religion and murder to culmi-
nate in what the author's official
website is declaring to be one of
the most widely read books of our
The Reverend Tom Holohan, a
native New Yorker, is an evangeli-
cal minister, author, and former
television host currently residing in
Macclenny where he has family.
He believes the Bible today is
under a cultural attack as never be-
fore in its history, and one of the
root causes of the assault is the
publication of The Da Vinci Code.
The movie version of the book
opened last weekend to record
The story revolves around the
revelation of a mind bending code
hidden in the works of Renaissance
painter Leonardo Da Vinci. Fam-
ous paintings by Da Vinci, includ-
ing the Mona Lisa and The Last
Supper, figure prominently in the
solution to the mystery.
Seeking the truth behind the
code guarded by a secret society
results in a desperate race through
the cathedrals and castles of
Europe, and culminates with the
unveiling of an astonishing, shock-
ing truth concealed by the Catholic
Church for centuries.
"The canon (authority) of the 66
books that comprise the Bible is
currently under widespread, fla-
grant attack instigated by the pub-
lishing of this book," believes Rev.
He contends that a book such as
The Da Vinci Code, although pre-
sented and defended as a work of
fiction based on "fact," is an exam-
ple of extremely irresponsible jour-
According to Rev. Holohan, the
story mixes a small amount of fact
with a very large' amount of fiction.
Most people are not equipped to
accurately filter fact from fiction.
They will absorb as true whatever
someone presents to them as truth.
(Page two please)
likely due to a seizure
tor said she probably had been
rutes, but it didn't seem like that
her mother Natasha Davis. "She
ch virus so I didn't think it was
wanted to go back to the bath-
is said her daughter suffered
ce her first birthday, but lately
creased in frequency to one in
ths. Doctors told her it was like-
ed one and slipped back into the
her described her seizures as
said Jondalynn often made no
slipping into a semi-conscious
s was spared making a decision
of life support when her daugh-
away" on Thursday night.
The outcome was starkly different that
same evening when Michael J. Collett, 1,
survived being run over by a backing vehi-
cle on Blair St. in west Macclenny.
A witness told Deputy Alison Smith the
GEO Tracker ran over the infant in a drive-
way about 7:00 and she said the boy escaped
with non-life threatening injuries to his low-
Christopher Johns, 17, of Macclenny,
who was driving the Tracker, said stopped
when he heard a honking horn and did not
feel the vehicle hit or run over anything. He
did hear a crunching sound as a wheel
crushed a toy in the driveway. Passenger
Thomas Pickering, 19, also of Macclenny,
exited the vehicle and found young Collett
lying under the door.
No charges were filed.
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Evangelist Tom Holohan during one of this week's sessions on The Da Vinci Code.
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(From page two)
"There are assertion- in thi,
book-that are totally incorrect.,
Anyone can do a little,research,
and see for themselves that many
of the "facts" are'just % wrong' "
believes the minister. "The prob-
lem is, most people won't do that.
If the author gets:simple informa--
tion such as the well-documented
date of an established historical
event, incorrect, then how are we
to trust him with more serious, so-
Rev. Holohan's program on the
Da Vinci Code was one topic pre-
sented during a four evening series
of messages of his "Set For De-
fense of the Gospel" program that
started May 28 at New Life
Church of God in Macclenny.
"I'm not presenting this informa-
tion as 'This is what I believe,'"
said Rev. Holohan. "I'm presenting
it as 'This is what fact is."'
According to Rev. Holohan, The'
Da Vinci Code story contains many
assertions statements or ideas
declared or stated positively, often
with no support or attempt at
During his Monday night pre-
sentation, the minister identified
many of the main assertions made
in the book that he takes exception
Then, based on his personal
research, he took those assertions
apart, disecting them historically,
archeologically and biblically.
For instance, according to The
Da Vinci Code story, the divinity
of Christ was not preached until
: the 3rd Century. Prior to that no
one, including the disciples,
believed that Jesuts Christ was God
That idea was constructed by
Emporer Constantine at the Coun-
cil of Nicea'(ancient Turkey) in
325 A. D. This council was a two
month meeting, during which.
Catholic bishops from many lands
hammered out doctrinal statements
and _beliefs in an attempt to unify
all of Christiandom.
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"That assertion is laughable to
anyone with an\ knowledge of
history at all," says Rev. Holoman.
"There are many documented in-
stances by legilimiate, respected
historians lii ing during the era
after, Christ's resurrection that ref-
cred to Christ as tlie Sn of God
and as divine long before the 3rd
Ignatius in A.D. 105: "God
himself was manifest in human
Justin the Marty r in A.D. 160:
"Being the first begotten word of
God is even God; the father of the
universe has a son and he is even
Irenaeus in A.D. ISO9. "Our
Lord and God, the,;j\ io i and king:
He is God, .for the name
Emmanuel indicates- this.".
The Da Vinci Code also strong-
ly asserts that Christ was married.
to Mary Magdalene and there were
offspring from their union
"Listen to Brown's two reasons
'for supportingg this idea," said Rev.
1. Jewish society would have
looked down on men being unmar-
ried; so therefore Christ was prob-
2. We don't know for sure that
Christ wasn't married.
"What kind of scholarship is
that?" asks the minister. "What
about John the Baptist? He wasn't
married. Jeremiah wasn't married.
Isaiah wasn't married. Neither was
Paul. You don't hear anyone cast-
ing speculation on their marital
Rey. Holohan called attention to
the fact that in chapter 60 of The
Da Vinci Code, author Browvn
asserts that "scores" of historians
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the married Jesus.
After researching the sources
used by Mr. Brown. Rex. Holohan
has determined that the -scores of
historians' are in fact, onl) four
people, none of v. hom are.histopr.
an-, and only one of % hom has an\,
academic credentials at all, a
degree in psychology.
The four so-called historians are
x\ writers and researchers of the
occult, the paranormal and reli--
glous mysteries who have pub-
lilited such books as The Stargate
Conspit ace. The 11rth about extra-
terrestrial life andt thic mysteries of
Rev. Holohan also examined
the secret societies like the Prior)
of Sion that factor heavily in the
The Priory of Scion, which was
supposed to'protect the descen-
dants of Jesus and Mary Mag-
dalene, is a v, ell-documented hoa\
started in the 1950's by a man
named Planiard. who served jail
time for fraud
He fabricated "secret docu-
ments" and claimed to be one of
these "royal" descendants, hoping
his claim would help him ascend
to the throne of France.,
Plantard confessed under oath
in the 1990's that the entire thing
had been a deception.
Yet, Dan Brown portrays this
information differently. According
to a recent 60 Minutes CBS News
"As for Brown, he declined a
60 Minutes request for an inter-'
.iew%. But on his %web site, there:is
a page entitled 'Bizarre True Facts
from. The Da Vinci Code,' where
he continues to claim that the
Priory of Sion is a European secret
society\ that since 10199 has been
guarding 'a shocking historical
"The ideas portrayed in books
and mo\ ies are powerfully influ-,
ential," asserts Re\. Holohan. "NMy
deepest concern is for those teeter-
in, on the edge of making a faith-
based decision to become Christ-
ians. When they, read, this book,
they are lost."
The Macclenny minister finds it'
ironic that many people \\ill read
The Da Vinci Code and accept its
ideas without an\ examination
belowt the surface meaning, but re-
ject the Bible outright without e\er
having read it at all.
"I've already encountered many
people % ho, because of The Da,
Vinci Code, have rejected the
Christian faith and dismissed the
e\i,tence and divinity of Jesus as a
lie," Rev. Holohan claims.
"Again, the problem is people
not being equipped to separate the
fact from the fiction. It's the young
people \\ ho are most impression-
able that te are losing because of
this book that most breaks my
Dan Brown's official website
features the following statement
by the author:
This book is a novel and a w0ok
of fiction. Tins book is not anti-
anv.thin It s novel I tnIrote this
story in an fort to 10 explore certain
aspects of Christian history' thai
iniciest inc. The tast inaiori v' of
dei7IaI ChrisitaIIs idersUItand I'his
Lfaict and consider The Da \Vinci
Code an entertaining siory that
p1omotes spiritual discussion and
attention for only
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Public backlash is
quite possible over
Some predict incumbents will
get the message come the fall elec-
tions: the American public has had
it with illegal immigration into the
Congress has been scurrying
around the past month or so con-
cocting legislation aimed more at
having us believe it is doing some-
thing meaningful to head off back-
BabyE l in a duck? Lionel Ritchie
as a peace maker? We've gone nuts
MY SIDE OF
Real life is sometimes much
more bizarre than anything invent-
ed by art. In the fitful search for the
germ of a column idea, your intre-
pid yellow journalist will search the
ozone of c berspace looking for
inspiration. More often than not
what I find are companies claiming
to lower my mortgage payment or
grow hair wherever I want it.
But occasionally I run across lit-
tle gems that I feel compelled to
share with you. Here are a couple
nuggets for your entertainment.
VA duck comes into a hospital
with a broken wing. Sounds like
the start of a joke doesn't it (A man
comes into a bar with a duck on his
head.) Anyway, this duck gets an
X-ray for its broken wing.
Low and behold, the broken
wing is the least of the duck's wor-
ries. There's something growing in
the duck's stomach. No, not a baby
duck didn't you take high school
biology? Ducks lay eggs, remem-
With thoughts of the headline of
the supermarket tabloid News of
the World Duck Gives Birth to
Human Baby running through
their heads, the veterinarians exam-
ined the X-ray.
Insert creepy music here.
Instead of anything as mundane
as a human baby inside the belly of
the auck, what the vet seemed to
see staring back at her was the head
of ET. That's right, an alien.
And before you start wondering,
the vet was not Sigourney Weaver
and the alien didn't burst through
the lining of the duck's stomach
and eat everyone in the building.
Nothing so mundane.
The duck did, however, die,
whether from the effects of a bro-
ken wing or having a belly full of
alien was not clear. What also isn't
clear what happened to the duck
after that. If I were the vet; I might
just have taken a scalpel to see
what was going on inside its belly.
But no, instead, this intrepid sci-
entist did what any 21st century
intrepid scientist would do in this
situation. She decided to cash in on
it by calling in reporters and selling
the X-ray on Ebay.
ET phone home! You're stuck
like Jonah in the belly of Daffy
V The only thing the Iraqi
Sunnis, Shites and Kurds seem
capable of agreeing on these days
is the music playing on their IPods.
Sunnis might hate Shiites. Shiites
might hate Kurds. They all proba-
bly hate Americans, but there is
one American that keeps them
rocking "all night long, all night,
all night long."
That's right, the Iraqis love them
some Lionel Ritchie.
Germans love David Hasselhoff
and Iraqis can't get enough of the.
80s crooner. Even the most dedicat-
ed insurgent will stop oiling his
AK-47 and start breaking dancing
in the streets of Baghdad when
"Dancing on the Ceiling", comes
on the radio.
You think I'm kidding? Nope.
Ritchie is baffled by his fame in
delta of the Tigris and Euphrates.
Babylon loves Lionel Ritchie.
If I were President Bush, I'd
jump on this opportunity. The
Lionel Ritchie Unity Tour could do
what the US and Brits can't.
Ritchie's music could be the unit-
ing factor for this troubled nation.
Just think. Sunnis, Shiites and
Kurds break dancing together. It's a
V This just in from the Cheech
and Chong school of journalism.
When a teacher at a St. Paul,
Minnesota elementary school asked
a 6-year-old to turn in his home-
work, it wasn't multiplication
tables that fell out of his back pack.
Oh, no. Scooby Doo coughed up
25 small bags of marijuana.
The young student looked a little
confused. The teacher was
shocked. Scooby Doo on the front
of the backpack looked a little
cross-eyed and seemed to have. the
Before the police arrived, the
boy's rather flustered father show-
ed up, took the backpack and left at
They arrested 29-year-old Corey
Randle for drug possession. It
seems Randle hid the drugs in the
backpack and when he discovered
that the backpack was missing, ran
to school to get it.
V What can we expect next from
Pat Robertson? The 700 Club host,
who last year called for the assassi-
.nation of Venezuelan President
Hugo Chavez and claimed that the
9/11 attacks happened because God
lifted his protection from the USA,
now seems to claim that his physi-
cal prowess rivals that of Samson.
Robertson recently claimed to
have leg-pressed a ton.-That's right,
2000 pounds, and he has. a photo
showing the 76-year-old evangelist
in the gym to prove it.
I'm not saying I'm skeptical, but
I have an easier time believingthe
duck with the alien in its belly and
the Lionel Ritchie will unite Iraqis.
The fact that even the most buff
FSU football player can only man-
age half that total gives the effort
Herculean, if not Samson-like
Overtones. What's next, Robertson
pulling down the columns in front
of the Supreme Court? Worked for
V Bird flu worries aside, a
woman rescued her exotic chicken
from drowning by performing
mouth-to-beak resuscitation. Boo
Boo the chicken was found by her
owner floating face down in a
Jackie Calhoun, a retired nurse
from Arkadelphia, Arkansas, used
CPR on the bird, and it worked!
What's it like to give Boo Boo the
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lash at the polls come November.
If the public anger is there as
some suggest, 25 years of lack-
adaisical enforcement of this na-
tion's immigration laws will harm
both major political parties.,
And well it should.
Public opinion polls suggest
most Americans strongly favor
both enforcing existing laws on
immigration, while at the same
time they support letting others into
this country as long as they follow
the rules to become citizens.
The public also appears to have
no strong objection to allowing for-
eigners in on work or study visas,
this in spite of what most realize is
a continuing threat from radical
Islam and the host of other sects
and nations who wish us harm.
Americans like to believe their
culture abides in a sense of "fair
play," and that's what this is all
about. Amnesty for those already
here illegall, a requirement for
back taxes or other superficial
C"penalties" written into pending
legislation don't seem to do "much
to placate the average Joe.
Illegal means illegal; it doesn't
mean "undocumented"'or other
terms used to soften the context, of
what's really going on here.
Illegals come into the country
lacking the orientation into our cul-
ture, customs and governmental
institutions things necessary to
aspire to American citizenship.
You could make the case that
students go through many public
school systems today and don't get
that orientation, either, but that
misses the point.
People who want to come to the
United States like our ancestors did
must want also to assimilate into
this compelling and unique culture
that we have. We are many but we
are one. That's the reason people
got so incensed in early May when
the Mexican flag was defiantly.
waved during the demonstrations
for immigration amnesty.
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cape in front of a charging bull.
Were I a candidate to unseat a
member of Congress on the basis
of being soft on illegal immigra-
tioni, I'd play the "Mexican flag"
card at the drop of, shall we say, a
One, can get lost amid the rea-
sons given as to why we find our-
selves in this situation in 2006.
I believe our "head in the sand"
mentality meshed so well with the
politically correct dogma of multi-
culturism, thus making it "insensi-
tive" to come down hard on any
group of foreign newcomers, legal
That explains why we have store
signs and packaging in both Eng-
lish and Spanish;
A while back, an acquaintance
vowed to avoid purchasing any
product with bi-lingual packaging,
or support any retailer falling prey
to the "sensitive" side of foreign
When the Greeks, Italians, Ger-
mans, Japanese and Chinese im-
migrated to America, did we feel
the need to package cereal in their
language? In most cases, immi-
grants spoke native languages in
their homes and neighborhoods,
but realized if they wanted to make
it in American they had to speak,
The US became strong econonmi-
cally and politically because it wel-
comed others to its shores, and
even those who met prejudice stuck
it out and made it.
A big reason was because they
came in legally. Anyone see a les-
son in that?
With the exception of ho\\ we're e
going to put the cap back on the
toothpaste tube and send illegals
ba6k, this isn't complicated.;
It just takes a government with
the guts to say, "No more."
In the meantime, I don't think
I'm going to go along with the boy-
cott of products packaged in Eng-
lish and Spanish, or avoid doing
business with firms whose auto-
answering devices ask me which
language I prefer.
I noticed the other day one of
my favorite brands of toilet paper is
packaged with both languages side
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on the run
A suspect later identified as
Steven Keith, 22, of Macclenny is
being sought for possession of
crack cocaine he allegedly at-
.tempted to stash in a pipe while
being chased on foot by a county
deputy the afternoon of May 27.
Deputy John Hardin said the
suspect started running after spot-
ting his patrol car near Grissholm
St. in the west city. The officer
said he quit the chase after falling
while climbing a fence, but saw
Mr. Keith stuff a small bag into the
pipe at the rear of a residence off
.He later retrieved the bag and
its contents tested positive for
Deputy Hardin identified the
suspect after talking to neighbors
and looking at a mug shot. The
criminal complaint charges him
with felony possession.
Toni Gainey, 19, of Glen St.
Mary was booked on a similar
charge the evening of May 26 after
her 2004 Chevrolet was stopped
by Sgt. Thomas Dyal on Tony
Givens Road in north Sanderson.
A search of her vehicle turned
up a vial of 26 prescription pills of
varying description, pills she told
police she obtained from friends.
Sgt. Dyal said he stopped Ms.
Gainey in the neighborhood known
for drug activity because she was
following too closely behind the
patrol car of another deputy.
Two occupants of a vehicle that
failed to stop at the intersection of
Lowder and Griffin Ct. the eve-
ning of May 26 ended up charged
with several offenses.
Deputy John Hardin said he"
found a crack pipe and other drug
paraphernalia in the vehicle driven
by Lora Addison, 38, no address
Passenger Wendell Rhoden, 46,
of Macclenny was charged with
having four open bottles of whis-
key in the vehicle.
T dt- Ai a
A Sanderson woman is blaming
an ex-tenant in the disappearance
of a freezer valued at $600 from
her rental property off CR 229
Cynthia Davis reported the theft
on May 19, several days after the
suspect, a 30-year-old Macclenny
man, moved out. The ex-tenant
had been at the residence to re-
move a pool table, and his wife re-
portedly gave conflicting stories
,on whether the freezer was there.
(From page two)
The upper grades have solid
math scores at or near 60 percent
but their reading percentages
drop significantly each year from
eighth through tenth grades.
Ms. Voorhees, however, pointed
out 'that other FCAT scores show
Bak)er County students improving
as they move through the school
She was referring to the Mean
Developmental Scale Score
(DSS), which tracks students'
progress from grade to grade.
The "grade level" scores com-
pare separate groups of students -
this year's fourth graders aren't
reading as well as last year's.
"Just looking at one set of num-
bers doesn't give you the whole
picture," Ms. Voorhees said.
DSS scores show improvement
in reading and math in all grades
The DSS is intended to deter-
mine whether individuals are pro-
gressing as they should be as they,
rise through the grades.
The past year's eighth graders
showed significant progress in
reading, while fifth and seventh
graders made big~gains in math.
Crack-crazed man accosts girlfriend
One of four criminal complaints
filed the past week for domestic
violence involves at Macclenny
couple that has been feuding for,
weeks, according to the investigat-
Annetta Moore, 40, called po-
lice about 3:00 am on May 23 af-
ter boyfriend Leo Jefferson, 39,
allegedly attempted to stab her
with two kitchen knives at their
residence on Grissholm St.
Ms. Moore said her husband
had been high on crack cocaine
several days and accused her of
having an affair. She and Mr.
Jefferson are the parents of three
A criminal complaint for two
counts of forgery has been filed /
against a Jacksonville woman who
authorities believe cashed two bo-
gus payroll checks at the Mac-
clenny Winn-Dixie the past two
The individual furnished a dri-
ver's license identifying her as
Serena Edwards, 23, when she
presented checks from Suwannee
Medical Personnel in early April.
They totaled $840.24.
In other theft cases, two Mac-
clenny area restaurants reported
cash missing during the past week,
and named employees as suspects.
A manager at. the Waffle House
said the cash.drawer came up
$73.60 short from the morning
shift on May 24.
Roxann Buckminister told De-
puty William Hilliard it was the-
third such incident, and the suspect
employees denied taking money.
The following day, police were
called to Burger King, also on
South 6th, after a surveillance tape
allegedly showed a 21-year-old
male employee taking $40 from a
The worker denied taking the
cash, and said he went to the safe
only to get change.
n 1co m~n
She told Deputy Tony Norman
that her boyfriend thrust the knives
at her "in a violent rage" before
she fled the residence and called
A similar complaint resulted
from an incident involving a Glen
St. Mary couple the evening of
Toni Griffis, 44, accused hus-
band Tony Griffis, 47, of striking
,and choking her during an argu-
ment at their residence off Con-
federate Dr. She also said he threw
her around the yard, then left the
scene before police arrived.
Mr. Griffis, later contacted via
phone, denied the attack and said
his wife became agitated earlier
and is addicted to prescription
Johnny Harvey, 34, a correc-
tions officer from Starke, is ac-
cused of inflicting a laceration to
the head of Marcus Rowe, 33, of
Macclenny during an altercation
off SR 121 South the evening of
Mr. Rowe, who was treated at
Fraser Hospital for a deep cut over
his right eye, is married to Mr.
Harvey's ex-wife Daisey, 28, and
the trio agreed to meet that eve-
ning at the intersection of Sapp
Road to exchange the divorced
couple's 10-year-old son.
Mr. Harvey and the son gave
police conflicting versions of what
happened during that exchange,
but it also resulted in damage to
Mr. Harvey's truck, allegedly from
a baseball bat.
Several other minor children
also witnessed the confrontation.
Rosemary McDowell, 29, of
Macclenny filed a domestic vio-
lence complaint against husband
Edward, 34, after he allegedly put
her in a head lock and punched her
in the face during an argument af-
ter midnight on May 26.
SMr. McDowell fled the resi-
dence on North Boulevard after the
incident, and the victim told police
her ex-husband also took her wallet
and identification cards belonging
to her and their children.
, He is believed to be in the Jack-
sonville area and a warrant is to be
issued for his arrest.
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carport between May 18-25. His
residence is off George Hodges
Road southwest of Macclenny.
A 16-year-old male accused
several acquaintances in the theft
of a $200 play station from a resi-
dence off Clete Harvey Rd. on
May 24, then recanted his story
when Deputy Brad Dougherty
learned the person he accused was
The youth said he made up the
tale to avoid responsibility for ear-
lier giving the station to another
individual. The unit was a gift
from his grandmother.
Shillene McKowen reported the
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Estimated 450 attend annual fish fy for senior citizens
Preston Davis of Sanderson, a retired Baker County sheriff's deputy, serves fried fish to a table full of senior citizens at midday May 25
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Yet more drivers without licenses
The sheriff's department's chief
of patrol wondered aloud earlier
this week which number was
greater: those driving with or with-
"It seems like more of them out
there don't have a license and don't
care," observed Lt. Gerald Gonza-
lez after another string of arrests,
over the holiday weekend.
Early on May 29, Cheryl Man-
asco, 25;, of Baldwin was arrested
for driving on a twice-suspended
license after she was stopped for
reckless driving at McIver and 2nd
St. in Macclenny.
She was charged also with hav-
ing an e\pired license tag, having
an open container of alcohol in her
1996 Ford Mustang and contribut-
ing to the delinquency of'a 17-
year-old female passenger, who al-
so was drinking.
Deputies stopped Ms. Mlanasco
Luke Wiegand graduated with
honors May 4 from the University
of South Florida medical school
among the top 20 studefits of his
Dr. Wiegand is the son of Mel-
ody and Don Wiegand of Glen St.
Mary and a 1998 graduate of Bak-
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dergraduate degree is in biology
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members of alcoholics.
shortly after 1:00 am after receiv-
ing reports of squealing tires and
reckless driving in the neighbor-
Deputy Tony Norman learned
shortly after stopping James Ty-
son, 32, of Glen St. Mary that he is
designated an habitual offender
following ten license suspensions
dating back ten years.
Mr. Tyson was driving a speed-
ing Honda 4-wheeler east on US
90 from the Little St. Marys River
bridge the morning of May 27.'
The next day shortly after 10:00
am, Nathen Collett, 26, of Jack-
sonville was charged with the
same offense and resisting Deputy
John Hardin by initially, giving
him a false name.
Mr. Collett was slopped in
Macclenny after his 1994 Chrysler
ran a stop sign at SR 121 and
Also charged last week with
know ingli driving with a suspend-
ed license was Oren McDermitt,
48. of Glen St. Mary. He was stop-
ped in a 1986 Nissan pickup on
College St. in Macclenny.
One or more persons may be re-
sponsible for stealing a .22 caliber
rifle from a parked Ford pickup
truck in the parking lot of the
Macclenny Wal-Mart the after-
noon of May 28.
Kari Walker of Macclenny said
she responded to an announcement
inside the store that the truck
belonging to her boyfriend Travis
Crump was parked in the lot ith
an open door.
When she responded, she spot-
ted a balding white male in his
30's standing next to the passenger
side placing property back into the
vehicle. He told her a black male
was in the truck earlier and fled
across the parking lot.
When Ms. Walker bent down to
place an amplifier back into the
pickup, the white male fled. She'
described him as 5'8" weighing
In other \ehicle-related thefts, a
1988. Mazda pickup parked in a
yard off John Williams Road was
reported stolen May 21 by its own-
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Notice is hereby given that the proposed ordinances
whose title hereinafter appear will be brought up for
public hearing on Monday, June 19, 2006 at 6:01 pm
or as soon thereafter as possible for first reading and
July 17, 2006 at 6:01 pm for Transmittal to the
Department of Community Affairs at the Baker
County Administration B1uilding, 55 North Third
Street, Macclenny, Florida. Copies of said ordinance
may be inspected by any member of the public in the
Commissioners office, address stated above. On the,
date above-mentioned, all interested parties may
appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordi-
nance which are titled as follows:
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service May 27th
Sally Ruth Taylor Christopher,
84, of Macclenny died on Thurs-
day, May 25, 2006. She was born
July 24, 1921 in Dupont, Ga. to
the late Charles and Narsis Roach
Ms. Christopher moved to Jack-
sonville in 1992 from Fort White.
She was a member of Crown Point
Baptist Church in Jacksonville and
was active in Fort White Baptist
Church for many years. She is pre-
deceased by her husband of 53
years, John Clarke Christopher Sr.
Family members include daugh-
ter Karen Christopher-Smith (Don)
of Jacksonville; son John Clarke
Christopher Jr. (Jarie) of Macclenny,
and five grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Sat-
urday, May 27, at 11:00 am in the
Ferriera Chapel with Pastor Steve
Thompson officiating. Interment
will follow in Fort White Ceme-.
In lieu of flowers, memorials.,
may be made to Community Hos-
pice of Northeast Florida or Clarke
Jacksonville Auditors -Oral Center
for deaf children. .
dies at age 94
Joseph Arthur Jerrald Dubh. 9-4.
of Bryon. Ga. died on Tuesda ,
May 23, 2006 at Central Georgia
ter inI Macon
He was born
June 17. 1912 ,.
in Le%% iston, ".
Maine. -His -
grants to the
Mr. Dube %was
a WWII veteran
and served in the LIS Armd.
He was prdeceased b i his par-
ents Luger dnd Laura tFrechette)
Dub6 and his wife Hardie (Pum-
Family members include his sons,
Virgil (Sharon). Joseph (MaryJane)
of Jacksonville, Alfred (Joann) of
Abbeyville, Ga. and Clifford (Lin-
da) .of Bryon, Ga.; eight grandchil-
dren and eleven great-grandchil-
A funeral service was held May
27 at 2:00 pm at Peavy Funeral
Home Chapel in Blountstown, Fla.
Mr. Dub6's nephew, Reverend
Luther' Pumphery, officiated.
Speakers included his son Joseph,
grandson Joseph Jr, Alfred Pum-
phrey and Wally Pumphrey.
Pallbearers were grandsons
Adrian, Jeffery, Joseph, Jason, and
Stephen Dub6, and lifetime family
friend Terry White.
Interment was in Chipola Ceme-
tery, Altha, Fla.
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Ms. Mente, 60,
dies May 28th
Mary Lou Mente, 60, of Lake
City, died on Sunday, May 28,
2006 at her .residence. She was
born in Baxter on December 11,
1945 to the late Ressie and Mattie
Harvey Starling. She lived in Jack-
sonville until moving to Lake City
in 1995, and was employed as a
manager \ ith Morrison's caf6te-
rias for 25 years.
Mrs. Mente was a Baptist and
enjoyed reading, fishing, and
crafts. She is predeceased by her
daughter Andrea Michelle Mente
and sisters Iris Joan Starling and
Mattie Gail Starling.
Family members include son/
Tommy (Brenda) Bembry of Jack-
sonville; sister M. Marie Andre of
Lake Cit\: brother Harvey Ressie
Starling also of Lake City; three
grandchildren and one great-grand
A funeral ser\ ice was held on
V\'ednesda Ma \ 31 at 11:00 am
in the Ferriera Chapel with Pastor
Dean Starling and Elder Johnny
Yarbrough officiating Interment
followed in Pleasant Gro\e Ceme-.
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St. Peters Anglican Fellowship
Minnesota Ave. Macclenny, Fla.
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am
Vera Wells Rhoden, 89, of Glen
St. Mary died Friday, May 26,
2006 at W. Frank Wells Nursing
Home in Macclenny. Mrs. Rhoden
was born in Sanderson on October
28, 1916. She was the daughter of
the late Don and Lizzie Wells
She worked at the Northeast
Florida State Hospital as a food
service aide for many years. Mrs.
Rhoden lived in Baker County all
of her life and attended Taylor-
Church. She enjoyed fishing,
dancing, playing bingo and Sun-
day afternoon rides.
She is predeceased by her hus-
band William Rhoden; sons Eu-
stice "Buck" Rhoden and Eulice
Family members include chil-
dren Eunice Martin (Donald) of
Glen St. Mary, Helen Caudel (Her-
bert) of Sanderson, \Villiam Rho-
den Jr. (Annie Lou) of St. George,
Ga. and Patricia Diane Gray of
Macclenn\; her daughter-in-law
Pat Rhoden of St. George: 11
grandchildren, 25 great-grandchil-
dren and several great-great-,
A funeral service was held at
2:00 pm on Sunda.\ Ma\y 28 at
,Taylor Church with Pastor Mark
Woods and Elder Johnn\ Yar-
brough officiated. Interment fol-
low ed in Taj lor Cemet:ry.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
5.3 S. 5th St. 259-6059
cund.i) Bible StUdy 9:45 am,
Fellowship 10 IiI .im 11:00 am,
\\ -Bible [Ltid
w11t. ,i l -i il
S---" "'F Minister
.;:-7--' '.- tSnin F. Kitching
-~A to L m~rncae
Sunday AM Worship
Sunday PM Services
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
Pastor J.C Lauramore Welcomes All
Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us
Glen Friend hip Tabernacle
Clinton Ave. Glen St. Mary
WJXR Radio Service Sunday 8:30 am
Morning Worship Service 10:30 am
Children's Church 11:30 am
Evangelistic 6:00 pm
Bible Stiudy (Wed.) 7:30 pm
Rev. Albert Starling Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521
I//iii SI. .
Imli m M-wni ng WII Ii
su nda~ S%,-in2Wil s
In loving memory of
January, 8, 1938 -May 2,1997
Another year has come and
gone and the emptiness in my
heart is still as deep as it was the
first year you were called away to
your Heavenly home. They say it
gets easier in time, but, I guess
that time has not come for me as I
still miss you..very much today as
I have everyday for the last nine
years. Until we are reunited in
Heaven, I will still love you and
miss you daily.
All women are invited to attend
a "\\omen only" conference at
Faith Bible church on Frida\ night,
June 9 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
and on Saturday. June. 9, at noon.
Breakfast ill be served from
S.3U am until 9:30 am..There is no
registration fee and e(r\ one is in-
vited to attend. The church is locat-
ed on Five Churches Road in San-
First Baptist Church
CR 229 S., Sanderson FL
"Sunday School ..... .. .10 am
Sun. Mornuni worship p ...1l am
Sun. E',enini \\' rship ....6pm
Wed. Eve. Bibhe Stud .: .7 pmn,
I Pastor Bob Christmas
IUBi_ __ftifll I~iiillf^
First Baptist Church
GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA
Sunday School 9:45 AM Sunday Morning Worship 11 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6 PM
BWednesday Prayer Meeting 7 PM
H w ^ "A Beaconh
i CoCunty" 259-6977
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor
Michael D. Schatz, Associate Pastor
I _____ "^.d 'K* '
independent FPcltecotL Ci/ Church
Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclennv
Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Night Service
Radio WJXR 92.1 Sunday
Common Ground Sunday
Common Ground Wed. (Teens)
God Kids Sunday
God Kids Wednesday
h jir P i. I'
Mt. Zion N.C.
121 North 259-4461
Pastor Bobby Griffin
Sunday School 1C0 00 arr
Sunday Morning Worsr-hip 11 (0 am
Sunday Evening Worrhip 6 00 pri
Widnie:dav Prayer servicee 7 00 pni
For ,i, :j ,ive ti he v rld, thr al rie
gavee rhi rinly be lottten Sonr, ihjt
who'ioevPr believth in hrm should not
pe .rih. :,ul have verl.3 Jinln Ill1t
John 3 I16
I 1 ID
-ILoringt ( brrch arill a a roiring lIisimto~aEf I-ielaiaene"
close with Tim and Faith
Debbie Pelham of Glen
St. Mary snapped these
"up close" photos of
country superstars Tim
McGraw and wife Faith
Hill Monday evening at
their sellout Soul2Soul
concert at Jacksonville
Coliseum. In left photo,
McGraw waves to the
crowd during the show;
a right, Ms. Hill sings for
a backstage, before the
show group of about
100, including Ms.
Pelham. It isn't known if
paid couple spent the
night either Monday or
Tuesday (after a second
concert) in Glen St.
Mary at the home of his
mother Betty Trimble off
Pierce Rd., though
security officers stood
guard at the front
entrance. His sister
Sandi also lives in Glen.
s OU LsHARB O
I HU CHOFGO
Treva Michelle Surrency of
Moniac, Ga. graduated from the
nursing program at Lake City
Community College on Friday,
May 5. She plans to continue her
education -this fall and obtain her.
Treva is employed at Children's
Medical Center. Her proud parents
.Jrc Mr Jnd lMr Mitchell Craw-
ford', f Mlrnida5, and her husband is
-Clete Surrenc). Treva is a 2002
graduate of Baikcr Count% High
4 pm Monday
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 .
New Hope for the Community
Five Churches Road
Hwy. 127 Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Every 4 Sunday Night Service 7:00 p.m.
S Videll W Williants -Pastor /
N First United t
93 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
Open Hearts. Open Minds, Open doors.
V John L. Hay, Jr., Pastor
Exceptional Praise & Worship Come be a
(14 Warm, Friendly Folks ar of
A Sunday School- Your Children will love! is doing!
Sunday @ 9:45 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. / Wednesdays @ 7:00 p.m.
Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.M. .,
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500
Citizens of Macclenny
Please take notice at the regular meeting of the
City Council on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at
6:00 o'clock pm at City Hall,
Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida, the
City of Macclenny will consider the below
Ordinance for final reading:
A bill to be entitled an ordinance
relating to rezoning; providing for
the rezoning of certain lands in the
city of Macclenny; providing for
acceptance of a voluntary rezoning
request from Cypress Business Park,
LLC, under Parcel Number 33-2S-
22-0000-0000-0085; providing for an
A complete legal description by metes and bounds
and the Ordinance can be obtained from the office of
the City Clerk.
Anyone having an interest in the final reading of this
Ordinance is invited to attend the meeting.
HIGGINBOTHAM'S TOWING & RECOVERY
P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicle will be sold at public
auction June 16, 2006, at'10:00 am, at Higgin-
botham's Towing & Recovery, US 90 West, Glen
St. Mary, FL. 32040.
1991 Acura, 4 door
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENTTO FINDTHE BAKER,
COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
AMENDMENT AND REMEDIAL COMPREHEN-
SIVE PLAN AMENDMENT IN COMPLIANCE
DOCKET NO. 06R1-NOI-0201-(A)-(I)
The Department issues this cumulative notice
of intent to linad e Baker Counry Comprehensive
Plan Amendment adopted by Ordinance No.
2004-30 on December 7, 2004, and the remedial
amendment adopted; by Ordinance 2004-30 on
May 2, 2006 and Ordinance 2005-58 on April 4,
2006, IN COMPLIANCE, pursuant to Sections
163.3184,163.3187 and 163.3189, F.S. '
The adopted Baker Cournty Comprelhen'ni..e-
Plan Amendment and [he Deparnirenii.s Oolec.t
lions. Recornmendalons and Commenis Report.
it aryi. are a.alable for rpuCic in pcclionr Monday
Inrougr Fiia.a. e
nrg ana Zoning Deparnment. 1 Normnn 3rd Streel
Mad.clennv. Frrida. 32063
' An anrecred person, as defined irn Section.
163 3186. FS ras a igrii ,o pr6icion lor an ad..
minislralive ni.anari 0 ,:naiienge' ine proposed
a.gerncy detern.,nalior, rlat in Rermedial Arer.-l
T,'nrl5 are in .romlniar,: s .s delr,n's in Suri ec.
Innr, 163 31'-6JiI. FS Tn. e peiiln.., r.usi be tiled
wirrn [werniy-ore 121) days aher puDlicanon ol
ini. noiic.e and must includee all of [lhe irniormalor,
arnd cc'r. eni o escrid ,r,in Un,,.:.r. Rule 28
106 201 FA C The pli..|i,on mui :.e 'iled wi lh Ir.e
Agency Clerl Oeparimenr or Communiry Ahairs
2555 Srumard Oak Boulev.'ad Tallaha-see Flo-n.
la .32i99.210o and a c.:.W ma ..e.J a' der.ered ,:
Ir.- I.'." 31 ,.:..errmeni Fl ~3ijfe \t, iiTiel 'ila a pet.
tor, nasii c[:.nsirlule a aiver or any tgrhi I.-o re.
quesi an adri.nisIrainv procetoirig aS a peilnorier
unr.dr SecTn,-- 12i0 569,' .d 120c 5 F S II a pei
i.ion i. iled Irhe pulrp,'Si of Iri adrminm irai,e
hearing iii .I- .-o pre:erni e.aenr,.e an teii.mronr
and forward a recommended order to the Depart-
ment. If no pel.:.r, .' iiej ins Notice of Intent
,rai1 ,,: cn.",r h iri1 a.je3 n, ,He.,,',
11 a peinr, led, ,.,irer affected persons
may petition for leave to intervene in the.1proceed-
ing. A petition for intervention must be filed at
least twenty (20) days before the final hearing and
must include all of the information and contents
described in Uniform Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. A
petition for.leave to intervene shall be filed at the
Division of Administrative Hearings, Department
6f Administrative, 1230 Apalachee Parkway, Talla-
hassee, Florida 32399-3060. Failure to petition to
intervene within the allowed time frame consti-
tutes a waiver of any.right such a person has to
request a hearing under Sections 120.569 and
120.57, FS., or to participate in the administrative
After .an administrative hearing petition is
timely filed, mediation is available pursuant to
Subsection 163.3189(3)(a), ES., to any affected
person who is made a party to the proceedings
by filing that request with the administrative law
judge assigned by the Division of Administrative
Hearings. The choice of mediation shall not affect
a party's right to an administrative hearing.
-s. K. Marlene Conaway
Chief of Comprehensive Planning
Division of Community Planning
Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 3239.2t0<10i t-
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, June 1, 2006 Page Seven
Otis Church of God
presents our quarterly
Calvary's Voice &
Friday, June 9t
Otis Church of God
801 Otis Rd., Jacksonville
For more Information call 266-4911
Love Offering Come Early
* -Otis Rd.
May 28 June 1
Pastor Appreciation Sunday-June 4
May 28 at. 6:00 pm Rev. Dave Woody & Rev. Terrell Alexander
May 29 at. 7:301) pm Pastor Bobby (lrfil'Tin. Mt. Zion Church
May 311 at 7:3 Pastor Jinuny Suott. Ne% River C'hureli
May 31 at 7:30 )pm Past.or Joe Ruise, Enunanuel ('.0 G.I.C.
June 1 at 7:30 pin Pastor To)irn Ajiderson, Road to (Calvary
PASTOR APPRECIATION SUNDAY
June 4th at 10:30 am with Re. Robeirt Mayes
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, June 1, 2006 Page Eight
.l'tffn Lciioand and Crlirsm F :.k
Vows on June 3
Allen and Charlotte Fe\\ox of
Jackson\ ille are proud to announce
-the engagement of their daughter,
Christina to Jeffery Leonard.
Jeffery is the son of Jack and
Theresa Leonard. He graduated
from Baker County High School in
2003. Jeffery is current; employed
\ ith Johnson Batterv and also still
pursues his racing career.
Christina graduated from San-
dalwood High in 2003 and is cur-
rentlv employed at Zurich Insur-
ance Ser\ ices. She is no\% attending
the Llnilersit\ of North Florida.
The wedding is scheduled for
June 3, at the Macedonia Baptist
Church in Jacksonville at 2:30 pm.
All family and friends are in\ ited
to attend. A reception % ill follow.
June 3 wedding
Linda and Danny Hunter of
Macclenny are pleased to an-
nounce the wedding g of their
daughter. Anne Snoter, to Craig
Blackburn of Glen St. Mar\.
Craig is the son of Randy and
Sheri Blackburn of Glen St. Mary.
The wedding w%%ill be held at
7:1)01 pm on June 3 at Heritage
Park in Macclenny.
[ would like to thank e'er\ one
who had a part putting together the
beautiful party in honor of m\y 95th
birthday It was a \wondrous da\ for
me. I would also like to thank my.
family and friends for remembering
me on my special day. I lo\e all of
., NLLIIE F-.kRiS
The Prevail family reunion will,
be held at the Baker Count\ fair-1
grounds on Sunday, June -4, at
noon. Bring a covered dish lunch
and el'jo) the fellow ship. Paper
goods % ill be furnished.
Alison Grace BCHncn '
Born on May 6
Cody James Bennett is happy
to announce the birth of his baby
sister, Allison Grace Bennett. She
was born at St. Vincent's Medical
Center on May 6, 2006 to proud
parents Kathie and Dude Bennett,
lbeighing five Ilbs. six oz. and she
\\as 18 3 4 in. long.
Maternal grandparents are
George and Carol Jean Harris of
Raiford. Paternal grandparents are
Mikell and Dale Bennett of Cuyler.
DEADLINE 4 PM MONDAY
Call Locally 259-2313 or,
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Our family would like to take
this opportunity to publicly say
thank you to the many family
members, friends, church family
and total strangers who ha% e gener-
ousl\ given of their time, support
and resources in the loss of our
home. We would also like to thank
the Baker County volunteer fire-
fighters. who quickly and un-
selfishly responded to the call.
We are truly blessed to live in a
community% where people come to-
gether and help each other in times
of need. Words can never express
the gratitude and over\ helming
love that our family feels. \\e pray
God's blessing upon you all.
D.-\ ID TON'I'. (GLENNA K\ E
AND' GANNr'N Go- IN
The NMacclenn\ Nursing and
Rehab Center would like to thank
all the community groups -olun-
teers, schools restaurants, clubs
and organizations that sponsored
programs last week for the Nation-
al Nursing Home Week.
We had the greatest week e'er
% with all the programs and acti' i-
ties our friends anyl neighbors of
Baker County contributed.
Also, a big thanks to the Route
Ha, gs Motorcycle Club for the
beautiful Mother's Day gifts, tlov. -
ers and personal % isits to our
mothers in the facility .
. W S -.VIM
-liuinL: i Ltaulriinto ie and ri t Rlhod
Born April 25th
Alonzo Randall Lauramore
%would like to announce the birth of
his sister Kierstern Lacie Rhoden.
She kas born on April 25 at 12:11)
p.m. at St. Vincent's Medical Cen-
ter'to Amanda and Richard Rho-
den, % weighing 6 lbs. 8 oz. and was
19 in. long.
Maternal. grandparents are Ran-
dy and Libby Carter. Maternal.
great-grandparents are Allene and
the late Alonzo Griffis of Sander-
son and Maggie and the late
Claude Carter. both of Macclenny.,
.The monthly meeting of the
Baker Couni\ Cancer Support
Group % ill be on Tuesday, June 6'
at 7:00 pm in the meeting room of
the Baker County Health Depart-
S All cancer patient,., sur, ivors,
their faflilies and caregivers are
urged to attendthe meetings. If
you want to know more about the
group, please call Mag McGauley
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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
Pursuant, to an application submitted by Joe Mecca agent for Terry Clayton to be granted a variance
to the lot size in RC 1 zoning on one (1) lot in Creekside Oaks Subdivision from one (1) acre to .90
acres for the purpose of installing a school bus turn around, located west of SR 121 N. approximate-
ly 2 miles north of Macclenny, Florida. The Baker County Board of Commissioners, acting in its
capacity as the Board of Adjustments will consider the request at a public hearing scheduled for
June 19, 2006, at 6:01 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, in 'the County Commissioners'
Chambers of the Administration Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Fl. On the date above-
mentioned, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the variance request.
Written comments for or against the variance request may be sent to the Baker County Building
Department, 81 North Third Street, Macclenny, FL 32063. Faxed comments may be sent to (904)
259-5057. Copies of the variance may be inspected by any member of the public in the Building
Department. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommo-
dation or an interpreter to participate in this. proceeding should contact the Administration
Department at (904) 259-5123 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing.
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Richard wants no petty-coats in racing
BY MICHAEL RINKER
Press Sports Commentary
Danica Patrick may have fin-
ished a disappointing eighth in the
Indy 500 Sunday. but the real loser
in auto racing this weekend was
Richard Petty. ...
He was widely quoted as sao ing.
"I just don't think it's a sport -for
women. And so far, it's pro\ ed out.
It's really not."
Coincidentally, exactly 30 years
ago, he expressed the same senti-
ment when Janet Guthrie became
the only woman to race in the Co'ca
Cola 600. She also was the first
w oman to drive in the Daytona 500
and Indy 500.
"She's no lady," King Dick said.,
"If she was, she'd be at home.
There's a lot of differences in being,
a laUd and being a woman."
On the other hand, there's not a
lot of difference in being a seven-
time Winston Cup winner and an
ignoramus w ith a big, goofy hat.
Compare Petti's opinion to that
of NASCAR uber-legend Junior
"I thought of her as a race driv-
er. I didn't think of her as a woman
or a man. .-
Will there e\ er be a time where
that is the norm?
Who know s, but it certainly
Nearly every tine golfer
Michelle Wie gets a sponsor's
exemption to compete in a men's
tournament, there's, at least one
dork in ugly pants who complains.
that she doesn't belong.
Usually, the objection concerns
the poor fellow out there every'
week trying to make a living, but
can't get in the tournament because
Wie swoops in and takes a slot that
would have been his.
As if any tournament would suf-
fer because the 108th ranked male
player isn't on the course while one
of the most intriguing golfers in the'
world is. He ,she's not just a
female, but she', only 16, ears old!
Who wouldn't't want to watch, her
compete against grown men?,
(Other than the grown men she
"Here is my hypothesis on sports,
When was the'last time.you
heard any players from the NBA,
NFL, or Major, League Baseball
complain about a \'oman pla. ing
It's not a coincidence that the
whining comes from auto racing
and golf, %those participants are
always the usual suspects in the
."Ari they really athletes?" discus-
sions at bars.
Feeling a little inadequate,
In mni opinion, it doesn't require
classic athletic ability to drive.'a car.
or drive a golf ball.
The most basic human athletic
endeavor is running. Throwing is
right behind, then catching. Neither
golf nor racing has any of those
unless you count a driver running
out on the track and throwing his
helmet at the guy who spun him
out, then catching hell from
That's not to say it doesn't take
serious skills to do both. It also
doesn't mean that a golfer can't be .
a great athlete, it's just not neces-
sary to the sport.
But walking around Augusta or
driving around Talladega for a few ,
hours doesn't exact tax the car-
dio-vascular system. Try running
through the five boroughs in the
New York City Marathon.
Of course, if you're John Daly,
lugging that beer gut around the
'course while sucking down ciga-
rettes, you're probably working up
a pretty good sweat.
And I'm sorr\ NASCAR fans,
but the fact ihat some drivers feel it
necessary to urinate in their fire
suits doesn't mean they re pushing
themselves beyond their physical
limits. It probably means the\ for-
got to go before lea\ ing their RV.
But most golfers or drivers don't
\want to hear it
Darrell Waltrip and Larry
McReynolds were announcing
Sunday's Coca Cola 600. With-
about 100 miles to go DW started
talking dramatically about how dif-
ficult the race is because it's longer
than any other on the NASCAR
"This is when all that nutrition,
all that training pays off," the for-
mer Cup champion said.
McReynolds, a former crew
chief, jumped in with, "Can you
still focus? -Can you get up on that
One other thing he said, howev-
er, better sums up the situation:
"It's about driver comfort."
/sanahA Mill,I blasted- -ne* ci ow ofthc park
Thurldla i1n his Pi"ce' lied )ai'i-s'on 'i.ame
His par'Lit hatI ,.L' ii 'ld a I I /Ich r i/ih
fir>t ,-:r s,.', i7d t.c a Pee Wee hitter ho,
clh'-cd iic I/, 'IL The tijttCill\u-al*ld is
playing his first season in Litt'i LI .i1a ic
His ll/hac Sox pliit the Yanke' in thI i
ci'anmp;i. 'ilip laiL Sow urdU.\.
Until the Fat Lady Sings 1M alenny Amoc.9
OBSERVATIONS BY BOB GERARD .............
If you .\watched any of the
Southeast Conference champi-
onship game, you got to see
Macclenny nativeTyler Rhoden
pitch for the Vanderbilt
Rhoden is the son of Jamie and
Rhoden led the surprising
CommoJores.--inio the SEC cham-
pionshipN game against i the
Mississippi State Bulldogs, a
perennial NCAA College world d
Series team. Rhoden pitched four
innings and ga\ e up four runs on.
six hits in the 9-3 loss.
It was amazing to see the
Macclenny ace on the mound.
That the Commodores would
entrust the biggest game of the sea-
son to a sophomore is a testament
to the kind of confidence that
coach Tim Corbin puts 'in his
"He pitches well in tough situa-
tions," Corbin said.
There aren't many tougher than
the SEC Championship.
Prior to joining the
Commodores, Rhoden pitched for
Bolles and was an all First-Coast,
All District and second team All
State player. Rhoden played
through some injuries to star for
Ricky Williams, the Miami run-
ning back who tested positive for
drugs for a fourth time and was
suspended for a year by the NFL,
will ply his trade in Canada this
season. He will play ball for the
Toronito Argonauts of the CFL.
Those crazy Canadians must not
care that the\ are getting a gu. v- ho
is the ultimate loose cannon. Not
only does he love his marijuana,
but if you threaten to keep him
from smoking it, he'll just walk off
the team and disappear. He quit in
2004 to hang out on the beach and
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locker room have on the team.
Football is a team sport about
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Market forecast show downturn
By Jared Wilkerson
Real Estate writer
Sometimes I get the feel-
ing that my life would be so
Jared Wilkerson. Realtor t i
on the back of the TV din-
ners and I'm thankful for lit-
eracy again. Plus, this col-
umn's bad enough as it is
without it being a conglomer-
ation of nonsensical letters
and punctuation marks hap-
hazardly arranged at random
which only make sense to
At any rate, the point I'm
getting at is that, against my
better judgment, I've been
reading a lot of real estate
speculation reports again
and the news may spell trou-
ble in the coming years.
Let's start out with a cou-
ple of questions my recent
reading has brought up:
I Is the lending industry
responsible for a coming fall
of home values across the
1 Are weak real estate in-
vestors who are still reeling
from the 2005 boom about
to ruin land developer' prof-
1 Last but not least, why
aren't the subdivisions
around Baker County filling
According to an MBA
(Mortgage Bankers Associa-
tion) national delinquency
survey conducted in March,
2006, the number of foreclo-
sure proceedings in the U.S.
has been steadily increasing
over the past three years.
There are several factors be-
ing blamed for the increas-
es, ranging from rising ener-
gy costs to the rising inter-
est rates on home loans.
But there may be another
source of this evil which is
going somewhat overlooked.
First, let me say that fore-
closures are absolutely horri-
ble. Some investors may
love them because
it leads to opportu-
nities to purchase
homes at reduced
prices, but the truth
is that every time a
home goes into fore-
dreams have just
along with their
credit. It's some-
thing that will follow
and affect that fami-'
ly for years to come.
Contrary to popu-
lar belief. banks and
lenders hate the
foreclosures just as
much as anyone
else. For them, it
means huge profit
losses in the way of
not getting the inter-
est payments they
were hoping to col-
lect, as well as the
possibility of por-
tions of the principle
amount of the loan
never being fully
It is for this last"
reason that it may
surprise some read-
ers to learn that one t
of the major causes
for the increase in
ings is the maturing of a
number of creative financing,
methods that were offered
by lenders in the recent
In 2004, an unusual
amount of adjustable rate
mortgages (ARM programs)
and interest-only loans were
issued to buyers in the U.S.
housing market. These lower
payments were lovely during
the first year or so, but as
the interest rates rise along
with the LIBOR (London Inter
Bank Offered Rate) index
and balloon payments be-
come due forcing refinanc-
ing, these payments aren't
so low anymore. People who
bought homes under these
programs anticipating their
own income to rise during
those years to make up the
difference are finding that it
just didn't happen that way.
Whether the homes actu-
ally come to full foreclosure
and are sold at auction or
simply entice the owners to
The real estate market could falter in the next few years.
sell quickly with a real estate
agent for a lower price really
makes very little difference
when it comes to the affect
it has on the market.
With an influx of these
homes selling low, it drags
down the appraisal figures
for the homes selling in the
same neighborhoods., Add
that to the fact that the, ris-
ing rates make less money
available to the average buy-
er and that's how prices go
Don't .worry too much
about the foreclosure thing
here though. Right now,
there are a whopping three
bank-owned properties on
the Baker County market
and our county has support-
ed an annual average of only
about 70 letters of lis pen-
dens (notice of impending
foreclosure) issued over the
last several years. Taking in-
to account differences in
population, that's still noth-
ing compared to Duval and
Clay counties, whose actual
foreclosure numbers range
in the thousands. .
Regarding the investor im-
pact on land developments,
there are two prices that
need to be considered pre-
construction and post-con-
struction. A simple rule of
thumb is that preconstruc-
tion prices are almost al-
ways lower than post-con-
struction. That's why so
many investors take advan-
tage of new developments.
They buy the properties
cheaply, wait for the subdivi-
sion to fill up and become
established, then resell the
home when supply has di-
minished and demand has
However, so many in-
vestors did this in the 2005
boom that many speculators
today are wondering if those
same investors may still be
too tied in with their previous
properties to repeat this
practice in the coming years,
thanks to the slower housing
Without the demand for
new construction being
somewhat inflated by in-
vestors, it seems obvious
that these homes and con-
dos being built everywhere
will have to sell at a slightly
lower price than if the com-
(See Page 2)
The following land transac-
tions were recorded in the
Baker County courthouse May
16-30. Values are derived from
documentary stamps. Many
descriptions are by S(ection)
T(ownship) R(ange). If acreage
or price are not listed, none
were indicated in the docu-
Hays. James F to Rutland, Earl E
in 19-3s-21e, $10
Rulland, Earl E to Martin, Buddy
F in 19-3s-21e, $10
Romeo Builders Inc to Mcpherson,
Aaron S in Macclenny H Unit II Lol 9
Bk C, $178.154
Singh. June \ to Singh. June W in
Town Of Macclenny Lot 1 Bk 6. $0
Whisman. Fred to Hite. Jerem) in
Whisman. Fred to Hite. .manda in
Fish, Terry L to Raiford, Sidney C
LI in I-ls-21e, $70,000
Cox. Mary E to Cox, Donovan D in
Crawford, Bobby R to Crawford,
Brad Daniel in 4-2s-21e, $0
Thick, George E to Deisler, Roger
D in 20-20s-22e. $38,500
Smith, Joan Pto Mobley. Eric D in
Bombardier Capital Inc to
Gonzalez, Gerald D in $41,000
Honea, Daniel H to Coward.
Thomas C in 6-3s-22e. $50,000
Davis. Bonnie to Shumnate, Co3 M
Sr in 35-2s-22e, $10
Shumate, Co MN Sr to Davis,
Bonnie in 35-2s-20e. $3
Lovingood. Lamar L to Esterling,
Jaime A in Longbranch Lot 31,
Kennedy. Ste-e to Chambers,
David AJr in 36-2s-21e. $10
Smith. Joan P to Mobley, Eric D in
Givens. Lero to oGi'ens.. Leroy Jr
in S2-3s-20e. $0
Proctor, Michael E to Honea.
Daniel H in 29-2s-22e, $155,000
Gatlin, Janet M to Hanner, Todd
W Sr in The Hills Of Glen Tract A,
Crick, William F to Dodd,
Franklin L in Camp Osceola Lots
Edwards, Calvin G to Torres, Felix
(See Page 3)
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday. June 1. 2006 Page Two-B
Falling real estate values...
(From Page 1)
petition for them was higher.
Some developers are
even trying to enforce
"homestead- only"' guide-
lines in order to prevent in-
vestors from purchasing in
the early phases of con-
struction. The rationale for
this is that it's an attempt
to keep all th6se "For Rent"
signs out of their pretty new
subdivisions while they're
trying to get buyers to come
in and pay full price.
However, it-borders on
counterproductive to prevent
the sale of these homes if
the practice ultimately puts
a halt on construction until
a certain number of intend-
ed residents commission to
have the homes built in the
Basically, when some-
thing isn't selling, the price
goes down until it does.
Which scares me into ask-
ing the question: Why do so'
many of the developments
here in Baker County seem
to be coming along so slow-
Maybe I've just been
spoiled by the develop-
ments I'm more accus-
tomed to in Jacksonville,
where one day I drive by and
see a sign that some new
development is coming and
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then a few months later I go
back by and there's an en-
tire neighborhood where, the
woods used to be. Just the
same, I get the feeling that
some of these newer subdi-
visions aren't selling so
I could be wrong about
that, no doubt. After all,
these same home plans are
selling for $30,000-$40,-
000 more in Jacksonville,
so they're certainly attrac-
tive to new people in this
It's just that if these devel-
opers do start having to
come up with fierce competi-
tion programs involving re-
bates and paying buyer clos-
ing costs, it will seriously hin-
der the residential resale
market here in Baker County.
Baker County residents will
just have to keep an eye out
for these possible market de-
velopments in the coming
year and adjust their selling
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A Little Bit of History! This 2,445 sf house was built 'circa 1910 and
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in a Commercial General Zone. Lot size is 99' x 215' with lots of poten-
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frontage on First Street. REDUCED $445,000
Nice I acre lot in Keaton Beach. Five min-
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Bring the kids and their horses. 14.88 nice
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small creek and catfish pond. 3 BR/2 BA
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Commercial Lot 14,o000 sq. ft. 100 ft.
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Nice 3 BR/1 BA frame home with new vinyl
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May 16-30 land sales cont'd...
Rhoden, Thomas R to Wade, Amy
A in Town Of Macclenny Lot 2.Bk 55,
Wade, Amy to South Georgia
Builders Inc in Town Of Macclenny
Lot 2 Bk 55, $65,000
-Davis, Charles A to Thompson,,
Randy in E Dobson Sub Town Of
Olustee Lots 1.2.3,4.5,6. Bk 3. $62-5001
Rhoden, Tara to Clark. Michael S
Jr in 12-3s-21e. $74,000
Taylor, Gary Edward to Taylor,
Clayton. Edward in 3-Is-20e. $10
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0 in Macclenny II Lot 6 Bk 9,
Beiter, Brian to Keinath, Harold in
Rhoden, George W to Rhoden,.
George Bryan in St Marys Cove Add
Lot 62, $10
Rhoden, Gerald Bruce to Stone.
Leslie William in 12-2s-21e. $142.500
Sharpe. Michael to Sharpe Family
Investments Lid in Deerfield Sub Lots
20.21. Bk 1, $10
Walker. W B to Johns. Bobby G Jr
in S24 2s 21e. $10
Alartin. Josephine to Marlin.
James Baile) in 19-2s-22e. $0
Pierce Louise to Pierce Louise in
Town Of Macclennm Lot 7,8.Bk 80. $0
Keinath. Harold to Carver. David
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K & J Investment Properties Inc to
Crump, Trais NI in Ridge Est Lot 38.
Haddock, Gerald H to Haddock,
Gerald H in 29-2s-22e. $10
Mobles. Scott E to Walker. W B in
WValker. W B to Nlobley. Scott E in
Canlan LLC to Baker 900 LLC in
07-3s-21e & Et Al. $14.570.000
Raulerson. Donna Bolte to Bolte,
James H in 20-1s-21e.$0
Williams. Mar) MNelinda to
Crawford. Nlichael A in 35-2s-20e.
ONeil. Cash A to ONeil, Paul A in 7-
Garrett. Daisy to Matlox. Daisy in
Owen Acres Unit 2 Lot 2 Bk 1, $0
Norcia, Susan Y to Norcia. Michael
C Jr in. $0
Jackson. Curt A to Powell. Erika D
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Ireland. William B to Lamborn.
William A in Owens Acres Unit Two
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Williams. Mary Melinda to
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Carter. Aron W to Carter. Stephen
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Take your pick...buy dus as one 16 acre tract or pick up an additional 4 acres
and buy two 10 acre tracts. Zoned for site built homes already I unit per 10 acres.
Beautiful pond with loads of pated road fronuge Country settuig wiunder a dark
blanket of stars guaranteed Perfect for horses, f'amih and future plans. This
property sits high and dry and is a sigh to see in itself Come take a ride through
the pastures and hardwoods to see for voursell Only $1 -,500o per acre.
Pre-Selling Lots in St George, Georgia!!
New builder in town with three homes already sold!! Come
pick your lot today and watch your house come out of the
ground. Call us today for more details and your own pri-
Anne. Kitching, Realtor
Wendy Smith, Realtor
Tina Melvin, Realtor
Seventy Ac --. $ a ar acre. Moccasin
Creek. Like MW IIIIlUjIM all us about this
land in the country 75O
2 lots on US 90- in Glen St. Mary with building.
"Excellent business opportunity. Has water &
sewer. Currently rented at $1100/month.
Vacant city I d location, close
Excellent commercial corner lot. East
Macclenny Avenue, .92 acres. $200,000.
Excellent Business Location! 1.25 acres with
320 feet highway frontage on busy 121 North.
Zoned Commercial neighborhood. $419,000
New Home Under Construction! Many extras! 3
BR/2 BA on 1 acre. Has covered porch & patio,
2 car garage & 295 sf bonus room. Floor will be
laminate wood, carpet & tile, gas fp, central
vacuum, security system, pre-wired for home
Se'img mw cuoubam'I
We wiff get it dut
1.59 acres, perfect for
your garden with a
16x20 workshop, just
5 minutes from town
SWe established business in the fastest
growing area of Macctenny. Excellent corner
lot caton Beverage License is Avilable
Richard's ocery &
386 N. Lowder St, Macclenny
Owne wiE stey c a mkiou tIi or months.
' x a.... L-.
READY TO MOVE IN!
2006 Fleetwood DW on .5 acre,
3 BR/2 BA, open family room and
dining room. Master bath has gar-
den tub and separate shower.
IIiIUi. GnUIIy living atL tses tit a iv. iu ,uy rtnu
ConMercia a,.f441. in Glen St. Mary. E-Z STOP CONVENIENCE STORE
Excellent ci access to water with all stock & equipment
and sewer. $195,000 Also, a 4 BR house & mobile home lots (4) can be sold separately.
.98 Acres zoned Commercial on 121 South. Call for price & details!
3 bedroom, 2 bath home, back & side screened : "" h
rirga r lto iau 4 BR hot
porches, rge bonus mom, -
large fence refrigerator. Must .
see to appreci e. n acclenny city limits. .. .
Lic to Drees Homes Of Florida Inc in
Rolling Meadows Lots 115,116.117.
attention for only
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Daylilles are blooming @ Sands
Farm, 23A north to Bob Kirkland Rd..
left. '/: mile. 259-6891. 5/11-6/lc
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece.
excellent condition. Southern Charm
Day Illy sale, 501 each, in bloom.
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half
round foyer console. All pieces are
mahogany wood. Southern Charm.
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany,
can be seen at Southern Charm.
Solid wood coffee table, light col-
ored with glass inserts, $75. 275-
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street. 259-3737. tfc
Luxury queen pillowtop, in plastic,
$199. 904-398-5200. 5, 25-6/8p
Epson Stylus color 600 printer, $25.
Selling dirt & slag. Truck for hire.
622-7489 or 259-7452. 5 ,25-6 '15p
King pillowtop, new with warranty.
$289, can deliver. 904-391-0015.
Circle K oak entertainment center;
corner unit, approximately 8 ft. tall,
$300. 275-2497 or 610-8532.
Bed, beautiful temp-pedic memory
foam mattress & boxsprings, new in
plastic, with warranty, retail $950,
must sell $379, can deliver. 904-
858-9350. 5.'25-6 8p
13 HP Honda generator, 5500 watts,
on wheels, new. 266-4579. 5/25-
Tractor 4x4, 3 cylinder, diesel, al-
most new with canopy, Turf Master,
$6650. 904-860-4604. 5,,25tfc
Solid wood cherry sleigh oed with
mattress & boxsprings, retail $950.
sacrifice for $395, can deliver. 904-
7x12 Tandem utility trailer with lights
& brakes hookup, $950 OBO. 229-
King size pillowtop mattress &
boxsprings, 31/2 years old, $400.
Dresser & mirror $65: small dark
wood dinette. 4 chairs, $75; dresser
$50; Kenmore dryer $65; futon,
camel color, like new, $119; king
size mattress & boxsprings $100;
king size frame $25; Kenmore mi-
crowave $25; baby bed with mat-
tress $55. 422-1698. 6/lp
Prime PM-50, self contained PA sys- Dachshund pup, female. AKC. shots,
tern, 2 channel, high or low imped- wormed, health certificate, $350.
ance microphones, $150; Peavey 259-3611. 6'p .:
PA120 mixer amp, 4 channels, high Happy Jack Mange Medicine pro- :-''1
impedance microphones, $30: 2 motes healing & hair growth to any
Peavey monitor speakers, $25. 742- mange or barespot on dogs & horses &RA
9399. 6/lp without steriods. Glen Cash Store '
2000 Polaris 325, 2x4, automatic, 259-2381. www.e-stitch.com. .. .S,1
shed kept, $2500. 259-4889. 5.'25-6 '15p .
Tractor $1200; International truck, ,
Florida title, $1200. 912-266-1641.
Couch, 2 chairs, ottoman by Ashley
Avery. $300; other furniture also
available. Call Laura 653-1601.6/lp
Jennifer's This N'That, 255 US Hwy
90 W. Baldwin, formerly Honeysuckle
Hollow. New & gently used clothing
for entire family. Baby equipment &
furniture, office chairs, household
items & miscellaneous. Come & see
me at my new location. 422-1698.
Cash for your junk car or truck. I
haul. 904-509-0921. 5/4-10/26p
1990 Toyota Camry, excellent condi-
tion, a/c, power windows & locks,
power steering, moonroof, $2500.
1996 Toyota Camry LE, V6, 4 door.
automatic, 138K miles, silver tinted,
power windows, power locks, Hablo
Espanol, looks & runs great, radio,
CD, serious inquiries only! $5500
cash. 259-2253. 6/1-8p
1996 Dodge Caravan LE, loaded,
runs good, $2000. 275-2520 or
1989 Isuzu pickup, 4 cylinder, runs
. .good, great on gas, new oil pump, fu-
el filter, fuel pump & tires, $1500.
904-502-7443. 6, '1p
1992 Buick Custom Regal, runs like
a dream, very low mileage, good con-
dition, good on .gas, $2500. 904-
2000 Jeep Wrangler, 64K miles,
great condition, tow package, roof
rack, much more. $10,500. 904-,
Affordable & dependable. Let me
take care of your cleaning needs. Al-
so available evenings & weekends.
Call 259-8310. 5 '25-6 Ip
,Tractor work, bush hog, etc. Call
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in
good' condition. Call Karin at South-
ern Charm 259-4140. 2/13tfc
Boxer puppies available 6/12, can
choose your puppy & place deposit.
259-2419 or 591-2588. 6/lp
Dogs: all types from puppies to
adults. Animal: Control, $50 boarding
fees will apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
Feeder pigs, $40 each. 259-2419 or
Home Every Night &
Average $683 $907/wk
NO TOUCH FREIGHT
Construction Company Make-Over
From Foremen to Laborers
Drivers/Laborers & Equipment Operators
Asphalt & Manholes
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Notice to readers:
The newspaper often publishes classified
advertising on subjects like work-ai-nrome.
weight loss products., health products.
While the newspaper uses reasonable
discretion in in deciding on ulicaton of
such ads. it takes no responsibility as to
the truthfulness of claims. Respondents
should use caution and common sens.
before sending anry money or making otri
er commitments based on statements
and/or promises; demand specifics in
writing. You can also call the Federal
Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP to
find out how to spot fraudulent soicita.
tions. Remember: if it sounds too good to
be true. it probably is. The Baker County
Experienced sheet metal roofer, ref-
erences required & valid driver's li-
cense, top pay. 904-251-5804 or
904-305-3457. 5/25-6 '15p
Local home health agency looking for
full time RN & Physical Therapist. For
more information,-call 259-3111.
Journeyman Ironworkers needed, top
pay, full time. 707-8262.5 '25-6 '15p
Pipe welders needed, certified top
pay. Call 904-394-7249. 5,25-6 Ip
Truck drivers needed. Earn $800-
$1000 per week. Company provided
CDL training for those who qualify.
School graduates welcome. Call AMG
866-374-0764-: 5 18-6, 8p
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools. 259-5877. 12 30tfc
Saturday, June 3rd, Mid-Towne Day *
Flea Market. To make your reservation,
call Kathleen at 994-5595. $5 fee for
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, 4209
Hickory St., Macclenny II. Household,
men's clothing, much more.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm,
SecurStor Mini Storage, Hwy 121, Ap-
pliances, furniture, clothing, everything
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm,
5544 Richardson Rd. lx-2x size
clothes. Moving sale.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, 9469 Glenwood Dr. Adult & chil-
dren's clothing, much more.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, George Hodges Rd, right on Aspen.
right on Willow. 3rd house on left.
Saturday 7:00 am-2:00 pm, 8397 Claude Harvey Rd, Glen St.
Mary. follow signs.
Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 146 Rhoden Dr., take Barber Rd. at
McDonalds, follow signs.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 5 miles from Hwy 90 on 121 North. Assort-
Saturday 9:00 am-2:00 pm. 13271 Bob Burnsed Rd. Baby
clothes, dishes, Nintendo, ladies clothes, decorations, something
for everyone. No junk. Rain or shine. 3 families.
Saturday 8:00 am-?. Ohio St., Lot 5. Furniture, what-nots, dishes,
pots & pans. Inside sale.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 105 Eloise St. off 121. Clothes, miscella-
Saturday 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Woodlawn Cemetery Rd. Desk. dining
table, loveseat, headboard, clothes, flowers, etc.
Company specializing in erosion con-
trol now hiring the following posi
tions: crew leaders, equipment oper-
ators, laborers, class A CDL drivers.
Valid driver's license is a must. Fax
resume to 904-27,5.-3292 or cail
' 275-4960. EOE,- drug free workplace.
WHITEHEAD BROS., INC LAKE CITY LOGISTICS, INC
OTR DRIVERS NEEDED
Go through Home several times most weeks.
Home most weekends Personalized dispatching
that comes from only dispatching 25 trucks at
our location here in Starke Vacation pay. Safety
Bonus up to $1,200 per year. Driver of the Year
bonus, and driver recruitment bonuses. Blue
Cross Blue Shield medical and dental insurance.
Need 2 years of experience and a decent driving
CALL JIM OR DEBBIE LAWRENCE AT
904-368-0777 or 1-888-919-8898
A Touch of Grass Lawn Service
needs experienced"full time licensed
driver. 259 7335. 3 '23tfc
Tire Man Needed
SL\ months e\p. required m:iuning
and installing tires on Class A trucks.
Top Pay for Experience
401k and Health Insurance
Applications ailaHable at
1050 SE 61b St. (Hwj. 121)
L PRITCHETT TRUCKING
Local $575 $675- Home Every Night
OTR $650-$800+ Home 1-2 Nights Plus Weekends
Health/Life Insurance Available Paid Vacation
401K Weekly Bonus $500 Quarterly Safety/Performance Bonus
DOT Inspection Bonus Driver Referral Bonus
A GOOD COMPANY FOR GOOD DRIVERS!!
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday. fune 1. 2006 Page Five-B
Part time with full, time potential.
Looking for motivated, qualified per-
son in Baker and surrounding coun-
ties. Experience in sales helpful. Re-
ply with resume and references to
P.O. Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063.
Local Real Estate Office looking for
full time secretary to perform medi-
um duty office work, Monday Friday
8-5. Experience required. Pay start-
ing at $8.00 per hour. Please call
Southeast Realty Group to schedule
an interview. 259-9333 EOE 6/lp
Drivers. Owner operators with car
hauling trailer, plenty of freight, top
pay, benefits available, regional runs.
Centurion Auto Transport 800-889-
Truss builders needed. A&R Truss.
259-3300. 4 '6tfc
A/C and duct installers, must be de-
pendable. 259-.8038. 6/1-22p
Needed erection foreman & crew for
hollow-core & pre-stress concrete,
permanent positions with top pay &
benefits. Call 707-8262/or 259-
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preference, Imitation or discrimination
based or, race. color, religion, sex. nandi-
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an intention. to make any such prefer-
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of 18 living witr parents or legal custodi-
ans. pregnant worrern and people secur-
ing custody, of children under 18.
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violation of the law. Our readers are here-
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City Lot. South Boulevard, Macclen-
ny. Appraised at $19,000: asKling
$17,900. Financing available. 759-
4+ acres w,'beauuful trees in quiet
area north of Glen St. Mary. Won't
last long. $79,900. 859-3026.
FSBO. Macclenny II, 3 BR, 2 BA.
2227 SF, corner lot. $289,900. 904-
859-6914. 6 '1-80
Reduced to $195,000. Baker
County, 10 acres on St. Mary's River,
700 ft. on river with small white
sandy beach, secluded, high & dry,
.fenced, large oak & pine trees, pic-
ture perfect, beautiful property. 259-
3 BR, 1 BA, full brick home in
Sanderson on large lot, new roof,
A/C, flooring & windows, open floor
plan, $135,000. 859-3026. 5/18tfc
FSBO. 10.01 acres, Hwy 90 & Cow
Pen Rd., only '/s mile or right, look
for sign, $145,000 OBO. 259-3878.
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Secluded mini-estate on the Little St.
Mary's, 4 BR, 2.5 IA brick home on
11.3 acres in Taylor, mature oaks,
high & dry, substantial river frontage,
new paint & carpet. Ready to move in.
Serious inquires only. Call 904-355-
,8800 for appointment. 5/25-6 '8p
Land in Baldwin. 14 acres, cleared
on paved city road with water & sew-
er. 904-759-5179. 6/1-8p
, 3 BR, 2 BA house with 2 rental mo-
bile homes on 13.2+- acres in the
Georgia Bend area, big workshop &
2nd kitchen, $225,000. 904-629-
Country home in "Taylor", .99 acre,
4 BR, 1 BA, many extras, fruit trees
& sugar shelter. 259-7479. 6/1p
3 BR, 3 BA refurbished doublewide,
Deerfield Circle, new carpet, above
ground pool, fenced yard, (3) carport
building, screen porch attached to car-
port, 2 extra buildings,. $110,000; 1/2
acre with septic & electric pole for addi-
tional. 2594318 after 6:30 pm. 6 'lp
Need a hou
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3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes, no pets,
garbage, water & mowing provided,,
$450-$600. month. 912-843-8118.
Places to rent. 1 acre or more, trail-
l ers & houses, references needed.
ise? 259-3372 leave last name & mes-
I sage. 6/1p
TRUCK & TRAILER MECHANICS NEEDED
Q PRITCHETT TRUCKING
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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Mobile home, 3 BR, 2 BA, vinyl &
carpet flooring, living room,
kitchendining room combo, walk-in
closet & garden tub in master bath
on 1/2 acre lot in Sanderson. All elec-
tric appliances, $750 security de-
posit. $750,/month. Please call 259-
3343. 6 'ltfc
30 ft., 1 BR travel trailer in Glen St.
Mary, $125/week plus deposit. 259-
1706 or 674-3238 cell. 6/lc
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Qualified Good references
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drawing pads and much more!
110 South Fifth Street
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, June 1, 2006 Page Six-B
1800 SF home, spacious lot in Mac-
lenny, large backyard, beautifully
landscaped, 3 BR, 2 BA with office,
covered garage, laundry room,
$1150/month, $500 deposit, 1st &
last month's rent. 904-759-7094 or
Mobile homes, 2 and.3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-
2 BR, 1 BA home, new carpet, cabi-
nets & paint, non-smoker, no pets,
$575/month, 1st & last. 259-5286.
Smoky Mountain cabin, trout stream,
:near Cherokee, Gatlinburg & Dolly-
wood, $325 per week. 386-752-
2 BR, 2 BA condo, ground floor, pool-
side, incredible ocean view, St. Au-
gustine Beach. Call 476-8907 or
Oceanfront, 1 BR condo, sleeps 4,
large heated pool, in St. Augustine,
I Buy Pine and Hardwood
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able for lease. 859-3026. 3/2tfc
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