The Baker County press
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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
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Language: English
Publisher: Tate Powell
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
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77th Year, Vol. 45 Thursday, March 8, 2007 Macclenny, Florida 50O



is due


Baker County's newly hired
counsel for growth matters in-
formed the county commission
on March 6 in diplomatic terms
that its handling of a proposed
DRI for Cedar Creek northwest
of Glen St. Mary has been a bit
confusing and must be clari-
To do that, suggested at-
torney John Kopelousos of
Orange Park, he be allowed
direct contact with at least the
professional planner working
for Adrian Development Group
proposing the 7000-unit Cedar
Creek far and away the larg-
est single project ever in Baker
The board promptly voted
to do just that in advance of a
hearing scheduled for March
19 during which the initial pro-
cess of applying to the state for
permitting is to begin anew.
"You're wasting your time
unless you file a comp plan
amendment," advised the attor-
ney who has represented both
government and development
in Clay County for decades.
He recommended Baker
County "marry" the amend-
ment to the DRI (development
of regional impact) and PUD
(planned urban development)
amendment so state agen-
cies can get an organized look
at what the developer has in
"It's excruciatingly clear that
when you submit them to the
state, you are choosing to look
at it [the development plan] and
you are also letting state agen-
cies look at it."
He reminded the commis-
sion what others have said in
recent months: even after the
DRI process comes back to
the county and impact prob-
lems are resolved, the county
still has the authority to call the
whole thing off.
"You don't have the people
with the expertise to look at all
these areas and do a thorough
review. Let the state do it,"
urged Mr. Kopelousos.
He pointed out unique as-
pects of Cedar Creek that he
intends to discuss with Tony
Robbins, a professional planner
with a Jacksonville firm and
chief consultant to Adrian.
Because most of Cedar
Creek will be "age restricted to
55 and over residents, the attor-
ney said matters like the impact
on health care, hospitals and
rescue take on greater impor-
Later this month, the Adrian
project will come back up for a
second hearing before the com-
(See page 2)

The doctor is 'out'

A lot of people want to know what happened to Dr.
Alison Lex.
Dr. Lex, an internal medicine specialist on the job
in Baker County but 130 days, was abruptly fired Feb-

ruary 23 by the administra-
tor of the non-profit Baker
County Medical Services
that manages Fraser Hos-
pital and the adjoining
doctors' offices where she
Patients showing up at
her office for appointments
early last week were told

By Jim McGauley
Press Publisher

only that .she didn't work there anymore, or that Dr.
Lex "wasn't affiliated" with the hospital.
Many of them suspected the physician who resigned
from the Navy as a Lt. Commander last summer to
replace Dr. Gary Dopson may have stepped over the
line when she sounded an alarm of potential arsenic
contamination in local water supplies.
Tests performed on 14 water sources both public
and private in late January confirmed they were not
the source in fact, the local water was well under ac-
ceptable particulate levels.

3 Year Age Adjusted Death Rate


Heart Diseas



*Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease

Rates based per 100,000 population

Source: Fla. Of

Dr. Lex worked under contract with the non-profit
and not as an independent as some other physicians
in the complex recently named after Dr. Dopson, who
took a job at Northeast Florida State Hospital. She was
told to pack her bags by Dennis Markos, the Baker
Medical Services administrator known for an abrasive
style and for maintaining tight control over employees
at both Fraser Hospital and Wells Nursing Home.
Mr. Markos does not speak to The Baker County
Press, which sued.the non-profit unsuccessfully to
gain access to its meetings and records because both
the hospital and nursing home are partially supported
by public funds.
Dr. Lex is not anxious to go on the record with
specific comments either, but admitted the firing was
abrupt and unexpected. She hinted strongly that her
curiosity about suspiciously high levels of heavy met-
als turning up in the bloodstreams and elsewhere in
patients may have not been viewed in the best light by
the administration.
Though water supplies check out okay, she suggests
arsenic and other contaminants may lurk elsewhere in
Baker County's environment, particularly because of
the number of plant nurseries that dotted the map the
past century.
Internal medicine doctors, or
internists, tend to take a broader
view of a patient's overall health
Picture, often ordering more de-
S 2003-05 tailed work-ups when seeing
someone for the first time or re-
sponding to new health complaints
194.8 in existing patients. They are more
19 8 thoroughly trained to recognize
173.1 the inter-relationships between in-
17.1 eternal chemistries and secondary
37.9 causes where they exist.
Dr. Lex and other physicians
"39.6 practicing in Baker County also
have ready access, as does every-
21.2 one, to some dismal statistics de-
picting higher, sometimes much
higher, incidences of deadly dis-
fice of Vital Statistics eases among the local population

Critically injured when truck wraps around tree
The driver of this 2006 Chevrolet pickup remains in critical condition at Shands Jacksonville early this week with head and other
injuries after he lost control of the eastbound vehicle on Mud Lake Road last Saturday and careened off the south shoulder and
into a large water oak. Nicholas D. Byram, 24, of Macclenny was not wearing a seat belt at the time, according to Tooper Jeremy
Peck (shown here in background watching as the pickup was pulled back to the pavement by a wrecker truck). Mr. Byram was
alone in the vehicle at the time, and FHP is investigating whether alcohol was a contributing factor. The accident occurred just
before noon.

Dr. Alison Lex

(see accompanying graph).
According to the Florida Office of Vital Statistics,
during the period 2003-2005 [the most recent], cancer
falls in second behind heart disease as the leading cause
of death here, and the mortality rates exceed state aver-
ages by 17%. For heart disease make that 23% and for
diabetes Baker County has a mortality rate more than
double that of Florida as a whole.
Among the theories floating about last week as
news of the Lex firing.spread was she was forced from
(See page 2)

Alleged meth cook is

arrested for buying pills
A tip from an employee at a chasing over-the-counter cold
local pharmacy led March 1 to medication containing pseudo-
the arrest of an Old Town, Fla. ephedrine, the main ingredient
-man for purchasing and having used in the meth lab cooking

ingredients to manufacture the
drug methamphet-
Sheriff's investi-
gators,including one
who as a member of
a multi-county task
force is certified in
such investigations,
learned suspect -- ''
Curtis Snellgrove,
33, is out on bond
in Dixie County for .
manufacturing the .
drug. He also has
been arrested in
neighboring Lafay- Mr.,
ette County for theft
of anhydrous ammonia, another
Police received a tip late that
afternoon from Kelly Crews, an
employee at Raynor Pharmacy
in Macclenny, that Mr. Snell-
grove had been in the store pur-


Mr. Crews also
had been told by
another employee
that the suspect
was purchasing
the same product
at the Macclenny
CVS, and investi-
gators Scotty Rho-
den, David Bryant
and Randy Crews
staked out the
parking lot.
A female com-
panion identified
as Melanie Smith,
32, was seated in a

grey vehicle matching an earlier
description and when Mr. Snell-
grove exited CVS the investiga-
tors followed the car on US 90
to east Macclenny where they
stopped it.
(See page 2)

School board sweetens pot on teacher bonuses

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The Baker County School
Board voted February 28 in fa-
vor of a revised version of the
controversial state mandated
Special Teachers Are Reward-
ed (STAR) plan. The plan in its
previous format was designed
to award merit pay to eligible
teachers in a one-time end of
year bonus on the basis of eval-
uations of student performance.
The top 25% of instructional
personnel were to receive the
bonus based on 5% of their an-

nual salary.
Even with revisions, which
have expanded the plan to make
eligible 75% of teachers, the
current STAR plan is far from
desirable to the school board
and Baker County's teachers.
During the nine months the
plan has been under negotia-
tion, it has fared poorly in terms
of reception by teachers and ad-
ministration alike. The general
consensus is that it is a flawed
instrument in terms of measur-

ing the worth of a teachers' abil-
ity to teach and does not take
into account the variables that
influence student performance
on FCAT and non-FCAT test
scores, the sole evaluation cri-
Expanding the plan from
25% to 75% will increase by
50% the number of deserving
teachers who otherwise may go
"To my knowledge this is un-
precedented," said assistant su-

perintendent Glen McKendree.
"I know of no other district that
has expanded their merit plan
in such a way as to increase the
ability of the district to award
as many deserving teachers as
The revised plan still must
be approved by the Department
of Education later in the month,
which the school board is con-
fident will happen.
Time constraints imposed by
the legislative mandate required

that a STAR plan or compara-
ble merit pay plan be in place in
each district by March 1. Risk
of this district being ineligible
for its share of the total $147.5
million allocated to the state
motivated the board's decision
to approve the revised plan the
final day of February.
"We are imposing the STAR
plan not because we want to,"
said board member Dwight
(See page 5)

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(From page 1)

the job in the wake of pressure
by'deVelope'i fijiappy that fifets
about arsenic poisoning and
other woes might stunt expected
growth in Baker County.
Were that the case, Ginger
Barber, who has triple roles as
executive director of both the
Chamber of Commerce, the

Baker County Development
Commission and secretary to the
Baker County Hospital Author-
ity she'd know\ about it. '
Ms. Barber, contacted Mon-
day of this week, had been out of
town and wasn't aware Dr. Lex
was gone.
She has other theories as to
why the physician may have been
shooed away, but they don't have

anything to do with disgruntled
The firing doesn't appear to,
be something that was discussed'
widely outside ihe hospital ad-
ministration. Several members
of both the public and non-profit
hospital boards knew either noth-
ing about the firing or only what
they heard on the street.
Dr. Dopson, chairman of the
medical services board, did not
respond late Tuesday to a tele-
phoned request for comment.
The newspaper was contacted
by a half dozen of'Dr. Lex's pa-
tients seeking information on her
dismissal. They were referred to
the hospital administration or her
office on north 2nd St.
One patient who asked not
to be identified because she has
family employed at the local
hospital, said Dr. Lex had done
more to relieve her condition in
two months than years of visits
to other physicians.
"I think it's a shame we get
someone who took more time
with me than anyone ever did,
and found out more about my
condition than anyone else and
she gets run off," said the pa-
"What we need is more doc-
tors like her out here, especially
in light of the number of people
who get cancer."
A telephoned request to Dr.
Lex, who lives in Orange Park,
seeking more data on what she
discovered in patients during
her brief time here went unan-

(From page 1)

mission, which turned down the
initial DRI transmittal in No-
vember. Since then, the south
Florida-based developer and
county have addressed the con-
cerns voiced by commissioners
over job creation, health care and
other impacts likely by a devel-
opment this size in effect a new
city in itself.
This week, Adrian and Mr.
Prosser sponsored the second
"community meeting" outlin-
ing the Cedar Creek project (see
photo, this edition). The initial
one focused on residents of Mar-
garetta and off Cow Pen Road to
the west of the proposed devel-
In other business before the
board this week, a hearing date
was set for a special zoning ex-
ception to allow an additional
660 acres in the southeast county
to be mined by Dupont for tita-
nium and other minerals. The
dredge mining has been going
on for years in Baker, Clay and
Bradford counties over a min-
eral-rich lode running over the
Trailridge line.

Earthworks of Macclenny will
pave Bob Burnsed Road north of
Glen St. Mary, a long-awaited
project that drew four other bids.
Earthworks' price is $887,890,
far below the others that ranged
upward to $1.553 million.
Robert Fletcher, the county's
road chief, assured the board the
low bid was adequate and that
both Earthworks and subcon-
tractor Duval Asphalt are on the
DOT-certified list.
The commission agreed to
spend $5000 to join in the Code
Red emergency telephone con-
tact network already in place in
Macclenny and most other coun-
ties in this part of the state.
The system makes possible
auto-dial notification to all or a
portion of Baker County with
emergency messages like ap-
proaching storms or forest fires.
The county will attempt to se-
cure a $200,000 grant for.equip-
ment and facilities like a parking
lot and rest rooms at St. Marys
Shoals Park off Yarbrough Road.
The board also agreed to spend
$25,000 in the fiscal '08 budget
to join DOT in a regional plan-
ning model for transportation.
The state kicks in $75,000.

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Meth cook is arrested

(From page 1)

During a consent search In-
vestigator Crews, a local deputy
on.-loan to the task force, found
184 cold tablets, four packs of
lithium batteries and fire starter
fluid all manufacturing ingre-
Ms. Smith in a written state-
ment admitted she and her boy-
friend purchased cold pills at
several locations between here
and Cross City, Fla., including
the two Macclenny stores where
they obtained the legal limit. She
stated she assumed Mr. Snell-
grove would cook methamphet-
amine later that evening after she
went to work.
Retailers are required to main-
tain logs of pseudoephedrine
product sales, and Investiga-
tor Crews found that Raynor's
showed Mr. Snellgrove did so
on October 30, November 6 of
2006, and the day of his arrest.
Employee Crews informed the
officers the suspect was told by
pharmacy owner Valerie Hick-
man during the November visit

not to return, but when he did
last week he was waited on by an
employee unaware of that ban.
He also purchased pills at
Winn-Dixie in October of last
-' The Dixie'County investiga-
tor confirmed the pair often trav-
eled in northeast Florida buying
ingredients, and Ms. Smith in her
statement said the code words for
doing so "going for a ride to see
Mr. Snellgrove was booked
for possession of the ingredients,
a second-degree felony, and for
driving on a suspended license.
A sworn complaint was filed on
.the girlfriend for misdemeanor
possession of a marijuana ciga-
The male suspect told inves-
tigators he had legitimate uses
for the items found in the car:
he had a cold, needed the batter-
ies for a flashlight and the starter
fluid for equipment. Investigator
Crews noted in his report Mr.
Snellgrove evidenced no symp-
toms of a cold and did not have a
flashlight in the car.

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Old store where the road forks


I can't walk through the front
screen door at Franklin Mercan-
tile in Glen St. Mary without a
trip down memory lane. That
same door with its Merita Bread
advertisement painted directly
on the screen graced the front
entrance of a small, white clap-
board country store in rural Wil-
liamsburg County, SC, where I
used to go visit my grandmother
Sara in the summer.
The little store sat on a wide
bend in a fork in the road. The
left fork was paved and led to
my great-grandmother's house;
the right fork was a narrow dirt
road that disappeared into fields
of soybeans and never-end-
ing rows of corn taller than my
head. I never really knew where
it went, but I always wondered.
Someday I'm going to find out.
At great-grandma's, I'd play
with cousin's, whom I rarely saw,
among the barns and outbuild-
ings, fascinated by the many
feral cats that seemed to hide
in every nook around the foun-
dation of the old farm house.
I'd poke for hours in the water
of the ditch near the road with
a stick, watching little minnows
dart around and lulled nearly
into sleep by the breeze blow-
ing through the rushes and cat
tails that grew there. Sometimes
a bullfrog would suddenly leap
from a secluded place among the
foliage and make a huge splash,
causing us kids to screech and
scramble around in a panic.



Somebody always fell in and got
into trouble for getting wet and
We'd play under the huge
grape arbor, spooky and dark
from ancient vines that nearly
reached the ground on all sides,
and pretend we were explorers
in a cave where treasure was
hidden in some secret recess.
One of the few things that could
get us out was a grown-up call-
ing from the porch, wanting to
know if we wanted to go up the
road to the store.
Going to the store was an ad-
venture. We'd be given quarters
and then permission to walk,
unchaperoned, the eighth of a
mile to the store for ice cream,
a grape Nehi drink or a Moon
Pie. The whole way there, I'd be
furiously trying to decide what
my daily treat was going to be.
I loved banana Popsicles and the

coconut macaroon candy that
came in colored stripes. I also
loved Orange Crush and ginger
ale. We'd rush barefoot along the
hot asphalt that literally steamed
in the intense summer sun while
insects buzzed and hummed
in the fields. After we got our
treats, we'd fiddle around in the
dirt fork of the road behind the
store playing hopscotch or pitch-
ing pebbles through the open
window of an abandoned car
nearly covered over with bram-
It was a gentler, carefree time.
Left to our own devices, no one
worried that we'd be harmed.
That idea never crossed anyone's
mind. Although there weren't
many, we knew instinctively to
watch for cars; that had been
drilled into our heads since we
were old enough to. cross the
road at all. The worst thing that

could happen was we'd lose track
of time, get sidetracked playing
and be scolded for coming back
late for supper. By then we'd be
starving again, the sustainance
of our mid-afternoon Popsicles
or Nutty Buddy having long
since worn off.
I miss old country stores with
all my heart. The rare one is
still operating here and there,
but they exist now mostly as the
fond memories of those of us
still lucky enough to remember
them. That old store from my
childhood had been closed for
decades, but I miss its hot inte-
'rior cooled only by a fan and the
popping sound from the bottle
opener on the cooler as I opened
my Orange Crush. Gazing
through the screen door across
the fields, I could see in the dis-
tance, my great-grandmother
feeding her chickens.



are nothing

Dear Editor:
I have always believed love
makes the world go round, also
being true, faithful and laughing
I am tired of hearing about
how people need money to be
happy in life. Also, where did
manners go?
Many people act like love is
not there anymore, that money
runs their life. This has made
them bitter and rude. This is
where manners,respect, thought-
fulness, truthfulness and com-
passion come in.
We need to stop the lying,
cheating, pointing fingers and
manipulating others for our own
gain. If you are talking to some-
one you supposedly love, don't
be two-faced. If you don't love
or like them, let them know;
don't let money do the talking.
Act with love, because what goes
around comes around and that's
a sad way to see how someone
else's shoe fits.
Christine L. Adams

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V NASCAR racer Michael
Waltrip and his team have struck
a ground breaking deal with air-
line JetBlue. Waltrip will adver-
tise the beleaguered airline on
the hood of his car. In return
for the sponsorship, Waltrip re-
ceives, not cash, but jet fuel.
As you may remember, Wal-
trip's crew was suspended in-
definitely for trying to add an
intriguing mixture of gas and jet
fuel to give him the edge at the
Daytona 500. Officials at Jet-
Blue suggested the remedy that
Waltrip skip the exotic mixture

altogether and "go straight for
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According to JetBlue spokes-
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company doesn't need the extra
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us anyway," after a winter snow-
storm left JetBlue customers
stranded on the tarmac in NYC
for over 10 hours.
Some members of Waltrip's
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thinking that any edge that he
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as he is left sitting on the start-
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check list before takeoff.
V The burial of model Anna
Nicole Smith in the Bahamas
was held up yet again on Tues-
day as a request for her body
came in from an unlikely source.
John Henry Williams, the son
of deceased baseball superstar
Ted Williams, requested that the
model's body be freeze-dried
and stored with his father.
Instead of burying the slugger,
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ther cryogenically frozen. The
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medical science is advanced

to the point that it can cure his
various ailments. A glitch in this
plan occurred when Williams'
head was stored in a different
spot than the rest of his body. .
"My dad thought that Anna
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said the younger Williams. "I
think he'd be pretty pleased to
wake up and find her there with
When asked if she would be
stored with his head or his body,
Williams claimed it didn't mat-
ter. "Heck, he liked her from
head to toe. We'll take what we
can get."
Last Sunday, Vice President
Al Gore was awarded an Acad-
emy Award for his global warm-
ing documentary An Inconve-
nient Truth. The Veep's award
marked the first time a politician
won an Oscar.
"That's not to say that most
politicians aren't acting," said
Gore's publicist Luton Mifflin
III. "It's just the first time that
one of them admitted it." When
asked about Ronald Reagan,
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Back just before World War I, a
naturalized American named Ed-
gar Guest wrote a poem called
"The Things That Make A Sol-
dier Great."
Among the lines:
'Tis not the pomp of presi-
that make a soldier brave;
'Tis not allegiance to the flag
that over him may wave;
For soldiers never fight so
on land or on the foam
As when behind the cause they
see the little place called home.
It is a simple poem-which
has become one of my favor-
ites-but one that sums up the
feelings of Soldiers everywhere.
That little place called home is
the common denominator for
everyone here and, I'm certain,
every troop who has ever fought
a war in a foreign land. It doesn't
matter if home is California or
Florida, Minnesota or Texas, a
conversation doesn't last long be-
fore the topic turns to that topic.
Even when you first meet some-
one, one of the first questions is
"Where do you call home?"
This should be my last week
in Iraq. I should be moving back
into Kuwait next week for a cou-
ple of days and then going home.
Everyone has been commenting
the last few days about me be-
ing "short." I tell them if I was
any shorter, I would need a hole
in my sock to brush my teeth.
And when the joking subsides,
they always say, "We're going to
miss you, but at least you're go-
ing home."
It is almost magical.
A young soldier whose leg
was blown off was in one of
our hospitals and the staff there
let him use a cell phone to call
his mother. She was obviously
distraught and he kept trying to
tell her not to cry. He said, "I'm
doing fine, Mama, it's just my
leg. Everything is going to be all
right I'm coming home." That,
as much as anything, seemed to
calm her down.
Here was a young man show-
ing remarkable bravery in the
face of a life-altering experi-
ence-reassuring his mother that
everything was going to be all
right. Again, Guest said it much
better than I ever could:
The golden thread of courage
isn't linked to castle dome
But to the spot, where'er it be
the humblest spot called
As much as I want to go home,
I know the magic wears offquick-
ly. The grass I long to sit on will
soon be growing like crazy and
need mowing. The house I miss
so much will need things done to
it. The pool will need cleaning,
the hedges trimmed and the deck
But everything is going to be
all right. I'm coming home.


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday March 8, 2007 Page 4

Gerard: you heard it first here...

(From page 3)

Mifflin III said, "He wasn't re-
ally an actor and he wasn't really
a politician so he doesn't count."
When asked what Gore
planned to do with the Oscar,
the Veep hesitated and then said
that he would put it in a special
"lock box." He then admitted
that he was worried the Supreme
Court would try to take his Os-
car and give it to President Bush.
"It's happened before," claimed
Gore. "Who's to say it won't
happen again. The only good
thing is that the awards ceremo-
ny was held in Hollywood and
not Florida."
V In a strange bit of role re-
versal, President Bill Clinton is
considering throwing his hat in
the ring for another run at the
presidency. Such a thing is not
unheard of historically. President
Grover Cleveland was elected to
two non-consecutive terms in

the late 1800's.
The announcement shocked
Washington, which had no idea
that the former president was
considering another run at the
country's top office. However,
aides close to the former presi-
dent were not surprised.
"Well, he's been looking at
the polls," said top aide Clay-
ton Luflin II. "I think he sees
the Republicans don't have a
credible candidate. Sen. Barak
Obama is slipping a little in the
Democratic polls and that leaves
only Senator Hilary Clinton as
the front runner for the Demo-
cratic nomination."
Luflin II shook his head and
said, "I think the former presi-
dent would be willing to do just
about anything to keep Mrs.
Clinton out of the Oval Office.
With her as president there's no
telling how much trouble that
she could cause him."
V In entertainment news, an

overweight, chain-smoking Brit-
tany Spears checked herself into
rehab last week. Spears recog-
nized she had a problem with
her life when she unexpectedly
took a pair of garden shears and
cut off all her hair. "Up until that
point she had no- idea that her
life was in free fall," says publi-
cist Dexter Poplin I. "When she
pruned her hair instead of the
hedges it was a cry for help."
Spears checked herself into
the Rodeo Drive Clinic for Ce-
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The Glen St. Mary Town Coun-
cil is poised later this month to
formally adopt the long-awaited
ordinance setting its impact fees
at higher levels than either the
county or Macclenny.
The board will host a public
hearing March 20 at 7:00 pm.
If adopted, the town will
charge $4250 for new residences,
mobile homes and for multi-unit
and commercial buildings in
most cases.
Compare that to $3000 in
Macclenny and a base of $1500
in the county.
The new law divides impact
fee income thusly: $1000 for
transportation needs, $500 each
for fire and rescue services, $700
for law enforcement, $1500 for
schools and a $50 administrative
fee to the town for processing.
Funds have to be spend on
those categories, and each year
the mayor is required to present a
capital improvement plan based
on Glen's comprehensive plan
- a detailed summary of where
money should be spent.
The town council every two
years will take another look at
the fee division, and there is an
annual inflationary clause tied to
the Consumer Price Index.
Fearing political retribution,
the council decided during its
special meeting workshop the
evening of March 5 to keep
churches and non-profits exempt
from fees.
The ordinance mirrors Mac-
clenny's on fees for multi-unit
and commercial fees: $590 per
bedroom, $735 for motel and
hotel beds and $1.25 per square
foot for five or more units.
Duplexes and quadplexes will
be assessed at the per-bedroom
Additions and renovations are
not assessed impact fees before
building permits are authorized,
as long as they don't have greater
impact as to number of persons

Changes mind on suspect

A 24-year-old Glen St. Mary
woman changed her mind after
first telling police she knew the
identity of a black male who
took her purse out of a vehicle
in the parking lot of the Fastway
Food Store on Woodlawn Road
the afternoon of March 2.
Nickia Cahoon first identi-
fied the robber who threatened
to kill her as a 36-year-old man
from Sanderson, then said she
could not be certain. "She further
stated a lot of black people look
the same to her and she could not
definitely state if it was [the sus-
pect's name] or not," reads the
report by Deputy John Hardin.
Ms. Cahoon was not able to
offer further description of the
suspect's appearance and cloth-
ing. She did say he and another
black male followed her in a
light blue older car after the 4:45
robbery, and turned around when
she reached River Hills Circle.

The victim said she purchased
cigarettes at Fastway, then was
confronted by the suspect who
said, "Don't you remember me?
I was the one you tried to have
locked up. I will catch you by
yourself and then I will kill you,"
he threatened, adding he was
armed with a knife in his pocket
and a gun in the car. He also al-
legedly threatened to kill her if
she called police.
After the initial remark, Ms.
Cahoon said the man reached
into her vehicle and snatched
her black purse that contained an
ATM card, identification includ-
ing a driver's license and several
prescription medications.
Deputy Harden did not file a
complaint against the robber first
identified by Ms. Cahoon, and
the owner of Fastway said a sur-
veillance camera is not function-

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Board sweetens pot on teacher bonus

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Crews, "but because we have to.
It is still an imperfect plan."
Of the $147 million previous-
ly allocated to the STAR plan by
former Governor Jeb Bush, Bak-
er County's share is $249,500,
based on a district's total student
enrollment. Baker County has
approximately 5,000 students
enrolled in its schools.
Districts that have rejected
the STAR plan outright forfeit
their share of the monies allo-
cated by the state. Those funds
go back into the
state coffer and
increase the to-
tal amount al-
located to the
Under Baker
County's re- '; .
vised STAR -
plan, district
office calcula-
tions project
that bonuses to
the top 25% of
teachers would
amount to
$171,331.25; the
next top 25% of 'I'. ";r
teachers would
be awarded at
2% of salary,
or $68,532.50;
the remain-
ing 25% would
be awarded
at 1% of sal-
ary, equalling
To add the Baker County Edu
additional bo- pennies as a prop
nuses the board
agreed last
week to kick in an additional
At a board meeting Febru-
ary 20, Sandi Harvey, president
of the Baker County Educa-
tion Association teacher union
and Tammy Whitaker, another
union official, reported teachers
unanimously rejected the origi-
nal STAR plan, citing numerous
problems. The board then tabled
approval of the plan until further
discussion and the special meet-
ing on the eve.of the deadline.
Superintendent Paula Barton
commented at the earlier meet-
ing, "If we make a decision to-
night, knowing how teachers
feel, there may be adversarial
results and we absolutely do not
want that."
According to Ms. Harvey
and Ms. Whitaker, local teach-
ers felt the plan set unrealistic
and short-sighted guidelines
for identifying "top" teachers.
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was the high probability of the our teaching. In the long run,
plan sowing discord and dissen- both students and staff will suf-
tion among teachers made to fer."
feel they must compete directly Asserting that the Florida
against colleagues to merit bo- Legislature is attempting to mi-
nus pay. There was also the ob- cro-manage policy from Talla-
jection to a teacher's worth being hassee, Ms. Whitaker proposed
determined solely on the basis of the question "What happened
results of one test. to local control?" and called for
Ms. Whitaker repeated those teachers and the board to stand
sentiments when she addressed united.
the board at the February 20 "This is not about teachers
meeting: "Human service can- against the board, but it is the
not be evaluated using one teachers against the legislators
"magic formula" because there who are trying to impose this
are too many factors involved, bad law on us."
Students may be hungry, have She also stated that teachers
were infuriated
over the plan
and were will-
ing to take the
I consequences of
their decision.
":"LA 'been contro-
..* versial from
its origins and
g. '& challenged in
I /* many districts
across Florida.
The plan does
S.. have its advo-
cates, however,
S' such as Florida
.- Education Com-
: *. missioner John.
Si L. Winn, who
, claims imple-
a .. meeting it will
move schools
beyond a "one
S/. size fits all"
teacher salary
S-. schedule toward
-. ., -- a more dynamic
tion Association president Sandi Harvey used a baggie with system of com-
ing the February 28 meeting on teacher bonuses. pensation. He
contends it will
make students
emotional and physical disabili- and teachers the end beneficia-
ties, may have just transferred ries and go a long way in attract-
into the school and come from ing and keeping top teachers.
different socio-economic back- Some of the state's more pow-
grounds. There are different erful teacher unions like Miami-
levels of parental involvement. Dade sued their district over
There may be drug use, violence STAR. The plan has also come
and administrative issues to deal under criticism from the Florida
with. How can one formula ac- Education Association, the state-
curately take all of these factors wide teacher's union.
into account?" Superintendent Paula Bar-
Ms. Harvey'used a plastic bag ton, who sat on the STAR plan
containing pennies to illustrate revision team, highly com-
the small monetary benefit to mended the work of the team's
teachers compared to the larger other members: Ms. Harvey, Ms.
implications of division and dis- Whitaker, Mr. McKendree. Pam
cord the STAR plan could gen- Stewart, deputy chancellor with
erate. the Florida Department of Edu-
"It will pit teacher against cation, was also recognized for
teacher. This type of program advising the district on negotia-
will cause negative feelings, low tions and revisions.
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Ex-boyfriend arrestedfor threats against woman,

boyfriend: had to be tasered beforeplaced in custody
A deputy sergeant resorted to Macclenny was taken to jail the caused of punching his live-in
using a taser gun on a Macclen- afternoon of March 4 after he al- girlfriend Mahrie Chitty, 30, the
ny man who officers confronted legedly attacked Brandy Jones, evening of February 26 at their
the evening of March 3 after he 21, of Macclenny following a residence off Earnie Mae Griffis
telephoned an ex-girlfriend and confrontation near Lowder and Road.
threatened to kill her current 9th Sts. in the west city. Ms. Chitty told police her
boyfriend. Ms. Jones said she was south- husband became angry when
Dominick Cappelli, 25, bound on 9th about 3:30 when he returned home more than
showed up at the parking lot of several pedestrians blocked the three hours late and complained
the Exxon Store on SR 121 south roadway. When she drove past of cold food. She told Deputy
of Interstate 10 five minutes after them, Christina Jones, 18, of Wayne Limbaugh she attempted
making the threat against Thom- Jacksonville, allegedly reached to kiss him after Mr. Parker told
as Whitehead, 34, of Macclenny, inside her vehicle and struck her her he had been seeing another
who was at the nearby China while pulling her hair. She accel- woman, and the boyfriend struck
Buffet restaurant with girlfriend erated and apparently dragged her with a closed fist.
Heather Norman, 20, also of Ms. Jones a short distance. He also took the couple's son
Macclenny. A criminal complaint was from the residence before police
Ms. Norman has a current filed against Ms. Jones, who was arrived.
restraining order forbidding Mr. taken to Fraser Hospital for treat- Pamela Lipnick, 40 was
Cappelli from having contact ment of injuries, named in a sworn complaint
with her due to past domes- A number of similar com- for battery by neighbor Karen
tic violence incidents. Deputy plaints were made following oth- Lipnick, 41, following an alter-
Claude Hurley went to the res- er incidents recently, including cation that began over fighting
taurant on a complaint by Ms. one against a 35-year-old male dogs the evening of February 26
Norman, who said Mr. Cappelli mental patient who attacked a on North 40 Circle. The com-
had several times telephoned her 49-year-old fellow male patient plainant said she was struck with
and threatened to kill her and the in the day room of Building 31 a flashlight, an allegation denied
boyfriend. Mr. Cappelli made at Northeast Florida State Hospi- by the accused.
another such call in the presence tal the afternoon of March 4. The Deputy Bill Starling said the
of Deputy Hurley and said he accused has a history of similar parties are not related, though
was enroute to the Exxon add- behavior, they have the same last name.
ing, "I'll put a bullet in his [Mr. Malcolm Parker, 35, is ac-
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Ms. Gerson has Marchs YardoftheMonth..
As the first touches of spring begin to dot the landscape in Baker County, the Garden
Club awarded Anita Gerson of Macclenny with March's Yard of the Month prize.
Azaleas are sprinkled throughout the many vignettes, and early spring bulbs includ-
ing daffodils and paperwhites are peeking up each day. Ms. Gerson's yard offMcIver
between College and Fifth St. has something to offerfor every season, including bird
feeders and houses, plus a small pond made from a re-cycled satellite dish. For more
information on the Garden Club of Baker County, and to nominate a yard or garden
for the monthly award, call 259-6064.

Two arrests in two days

A Macclenny woman believed
to be on prescription drugs and
in an agitated state was arrested
twice within two days last week
at her residence on W. Ohio in
Kimberly McQuien, 39, was
taken to jail the evening of March
2 following an argument with
her husband Mitchell, report-
edly over drugs. Deputy Claude
Hurley said Ms. McQuien was
belligerent and refused to calm
herself. She was charged with
resisting an officer without vio-
The following morning after
she was released, police were
called to Ms. McQuien's resi-
dence once again and she ac-
cused her husband of striking
her. By the time Deputy John
Hardin arrived, she had gone to a
neighbor's and taken their child.
She first insisted Mr. McQuien
leave the premises, then became
upset once again when told that
he would. This time, she was
charged with disorderly conduct.
A similar charge was filed later
that night against Ricco Coates,
22, of Callahan, who was seated
on a vehicle, in a wooded area
off Eloise St. When told he was
trespassing, Mr. Coates refused
several requests by Deputy Bill
Starling to leave, to get off his
cell phone and respond to ques-
Timothy Martin, 27, of Mac-
clenny was arrested early on
March 3 for disorderly intoxica-
tion after he refused to leave the
parking lot of the Country Club

Lounge. Sgt. Thomas Dyal said
Mr. Martin and another man were
fighting when he arrived about
2:00 when the lounge closed.
Robert Flint, 23, was charged
with making a disturbance and
resisting arrest without violence
when he attempted to block girl-
friend Regina Purdy, also 23,
from leaving his residence on
Woodlawn Park P1. Sgt. Dyal
said Mr. Flint appeared to have
been drinking, and several times
interfered with the girlfriend's
efforts to move out.
A 15-year-old male student
at Baker County Middle School
was taken to jail the morning of
March 2 on a charge of disorder-
ly conduct. Campus deputy Tra-
cie Benton said the youth made
threats against a 13-year-old
student before classes began and
earlier had threatened others.
Two others were arrested on
outstanding warrants the past
Deputy Wayne Limbaugh
pulled over a Saturn swerving in
the westbound lanes of Interstate
10 just after 1:00 am on March 4.
A computer check revealed driv-
er Michael Maddox, 34, of Do-
than, Ala. was wanted in Hous-
ton County, Ala. for violation of
probation. He was ticketed for
reckless driving.
Russell Wiesmeyer, 19, of
Glen St. Mary was stopped for
speeding on .US 90 just before
noon on March 2 and-Deputy
Tony Norman learned he was
wanted in Clay County for fail-
ing to appear in court.

Claims pickup taken

The sheriff's department will In other theft reports, a 16-
look further into the circum- year-old son on house arrest was'
stances surrounding a report back in custody early on March
early March 3 by a Jacksonville 2 after he was found parked on
man who said his pickup was Mud Lake Road in a 1987 Mit-
stolen from the lot outside the subishi belonging to his father.
Country Club Lounge south of Sgt. Michael Crews said he
Macclenny. questioned the youth about 12:30
Deputy John Hardin reported and previously knew a judge had
he later learned the 1987 Ford be- ordered him to remain home ex-
longing to David Crawford was cept while in the company of his
involved in an accident on Ellis parents. The father said he was
Rd. on Jacksonville's westside not aware the youth had taken
and the driver fled on foot. He his vehicle, and sought to have
further noted that Jacksonville him held in custody until he ap-
police said the wrecker service pears again before Judge Mark
that had towed Mr. Crawford's Mosley.
truck from the scene received a A damaged 2003 Ford pickup
call from the owner, found the afternoon of March 3
The deputy also said he was on property leased by the Broken
unable to notify the victim by Gate Hunting Club was found to
phone of the truck's where- have been stolen from Roy Pow-
abouts, and will continue to do ers of Hilliard the previous day.
so, while leaving open the inves- It had been reported stolen in
tigation into whether a false re- Jacksonville.
port had been filed on the theft. The vehicle was found off
Mr. Crawford said he left the Sapp Road by three individuals
keys in the vehicle and was in who then called police. All the
the lounge from 11:00 pm the windows, tail lights and the front
previous night until the 2:00 am grill were damaged.
, closing on Saturday.

Laptops are


Surveillance videos will be
studied further in an attempt to
learn the identities of two sus-
pects who made off with a half-
dozen laptop computers about
midnight March 2 at the Wal-
Mart Supercenter in Macclenny.
Both the videos and still
frames depict a black male dis-
tracting a clerk in the electronics
department while a second black
male leans over the rear of the
display case and lifts out six of
the units. He placed them in a
shopping cart, then strolled over
to the baby and infant section of
the new store, emptied a car seat
box and placed the computers
The suspect then checked the
baby seat box through a cashier,
and he and the second man were
filmed leaving the store.
The theft was not discovered
until 7:00 that morning, and
Deputy Tony Norman said the
initial video suggests the sec-
ond suspect may have had a key
to unlock the display case. The
officer's report did not note the
value of the computers.
In another shoplifting case,
this one the afternoon of March
4, two females with the same
Jacksonville address were
named in a sworn complaint for
leaving the Dollar General store
on South 6th in Macclenny with
$97 in merchandise.
Store employee Cindy Bru-
ton told Deputy John Hardin a
credit card presented by one of
the suspects was rejected as her
acquaintance started out the door
with the scanned merchandise.
When subsequent attempts to
swipe the card failed, the other
suspect said she would go out to
the parking lot and get the cash.
Instead, she and the accomplice
who was waiting sped off in a
2000 Pontiac registered to Lind-
sey Barnes, 19, who was later
identified via a driver's license
photo on file in a state computer
Also named in the complaint
was 22-year-old Ashley Barnes.
The vehicle was described as
green with possible damage to
the right side and dragging its
muffler. The complaint alleges
petty theft, a second-degree mis-
demeanor because of the amount


A rear window was pried open
to gain entry to the residence of
Cheryl Lewis of Big Blvd. in
Macclenny on March 4 during a
burglary that resulted in the loss
of $3400 in property.
Included in the missing items
was a $3000 diamond ring from
a jewelry box on a dresser in the
master bedroom. Several other
rooms were rifled through, in-
cluding a second bedroom where
$300 in baby clothing and other
items were taken. The burglary
was reported that evening about
In other theft reports, someone
made off with $310 in a bank bag
left in a vehicle in the parking lot
of Winn-Dixie in Macclenny the
morning of March 2.
Renee Hopson of Macclenny
said she rushed from the vehicle
in rainy weather about 9:15 and
did not lock it. When she re-
turned the bag was gone. It con-
tained proceeds from her son's
pizza parlor in Lake Butler.
Russell Rhoden of Macclenny
reported two pieces of mail left
in the box outside his residence
on E. Ohio' Ave. were taken
March 1, and two other pieces
belonging to someone else were
left in his box opened. One of the
pieces left in the box by his wife
contained a gift card.


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A Macclenny man was sen-
tenced to 15 years in state prison
on March 5, the mandatory mini-
mum for trafficking in the pre-
scription pain killer oxycodone.
Edward Hodges, 31, pleaded
no contest to that charge and
additional ones of sale and pos-
session of Xanax, a widely used
tranquilizing drug, and posses-
sion of a firearm during felony.
Circuit Judge Phyllis Rosier
imposed five-year sentences
for those crimes, and ordered
they run concurrent to the larger
Mr. Hodges, who is disabled
due to a bi-polar disorder, sold the
drugs to an individual in several
set-up buys arranged by sheriff's
investigators in the spring of last
year. He was arrested in August.
His prior record includes arrests
for lewd acts on a minor female
and worthless checks.
An additional count of firearm
possession by a convicted felon
was dropped in favor of the plea
Another drug dealer snared
with undercover buys got five
years this week on six cases of
sale of cocaine, an offense for
which the penalty under state
law is much less harsh.
Christopher Jones, 28, of
Glen St. Mary made the sales in

drug sales

early 2006. The state dropped a
companion charge of possess-
ing cocaine in return for the plea
agreement. Both the defendants
pleaded no contest and were ad-
judged guilty.
In other sentencing on Mon-
day, Angel Rhoden will serve a
year on house arrest followed by
ten years on drug offender pro-
bation in return for her plea to
trafficking in prescription drugs.
She was also fined $1000.
Floyd Bacon was given a six-
month county jail sentence fol-
lowed by three years of probation
in return for a plea to robbery.
Judge Rosier also ordered anger
management counseling and a
curfew once he is released.
Amy Calvert will be on drug
offender probation two years and
perform 100 hours of communi-
ty service in return for her plea to
obtaining prescription medicine
by fraud.
Jeremy Creekmore was sent
to prison for 16 months for three
counts of firearm theft, and Bran-
don Johnson a year in county jail
followed by three years on drug
offender probation. He pleaded
to burglary and theft.
A six-month county jail sen-
tence was ordered for Eric John-
son, who pleaded to sale and
possession of prescription drugs.

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Judged habitual

and still driving

on local roads
Three motorists stopped the
past week for varied traffic of-
fenses turned up driving on li-
censes that had been suspended
multiple times, and two of them
were adjudged habitual offend-
Deputy Curtis Ruise stopped
Timothy Byrnes, 41, of Glen St.
Mary the morning of February
27 driving a 1994 Ford pickup
northbound on SR 228 in Mac-
clenny on a flat tire. Mr. Bymes
said he was attempting to drive
to a tire store downtown.
A computer check revealed his
license invalid because of sever-
al drunk driving convictions and
failure to pay traffic fines.
A similar result came back
when Deputy Wayne Limbaugh
stopped James Evans, 35, of
Lake City about 12:30 the morn-
ing of February 28 on US 90 near
Baker Correctional Institution.
The officer pulled over the
1996 Pontiac when Mr. Evans
kept bright headlights on after
being passed, and the computer
.check revealed an eight-time li-
cense suspension plus the fact
that his license had also been
taken away in Pennsylvania for
drunk driving.
Mr. Evans was also ticketed
for failure to dim lights.
Dwight Bacon, 43, of Mac-
clenny was at the wheel of a
slow-moving and swerving
northbound 1985 Chevrolet van
when it was stopped on CR 127
near John Williams Rd. about
10:00 on March 2.
Deputy William Hilliard
learned Mr. Bacon also is an ha-
bitual offender and had a stolen
tag on the van.

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Monday- Friday

7:00 pm

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A daisy-adorned 'Feminar' at church

Press Staff
"Sail With The Wind" was
the theme of the 2007 Feminar
at the First Baptist Church Fam-
ily Life Center March 3. Feminar
is an annual event honoring the
special role and contributions of
women to the life of the church.
The theme was inspired by Isa-
iah 43:2 which states, "When
you pass through the waters ...
they will not overflow you" and
is about faith and perseverance
in the face of adversity.
Forty-seven banquet tables
were decorated in themes in-
spired by Biblical verses and la-
dies were treated to dinner and
a special evening of fun, laugh-
ter and spiritual refreshment.
Male members of the congrega-
tion dressed in white shirts and
black neckties served tea and
coffee, bussed tables between
courses, served dessert and ca-
tered to the ladies' every wish.
The dinner menu featured roast
pork and baked chicken with
scalloped potatoes and broccoli
salad. Dessert was a variety of
cheesecakes served with mari-
nated strawberries and whipped
Many ladies came dressed to
compliment the theme of their
tables. Heads sporting garlands
of white daisy flowers, baseball
caps and rhinestone princess
crowns could been seen through-
out the crowd of approximately
Gail Fowler, a member of the
decorating committee, got lots
of chuckles as she moved among
the tables, proudly displaying a
head full of multi-colored foam
"Our table's Bible verse is
from Genesis 2:2 which says
God rested on the seventh day'"
she said. "We decided to have
a girls' slumber party theme to
portray that idea so here I am,
curlers and all!"
Some of the other themes por-
trayed at the tables were "Pure
and fresh as a daisy" inspired
by the book of Ecclesiastes; "I
will make you fishers of men"
from the gospel of Mark and "A
daughter of the king" taken from
a verse in Galatians.
Attendees cast their votes for
favorite tables and this year's
winner was "Friends" hosted by
Amanda Hite and inspired by
Proverbs 17:17: "A friend loveth
at all times."
The winning table was artful-
ly coordinated in different pat-
terns, from stripes to polka dots,
rendered in soft tones of pink and
brown. The centerpiece featured
framed photographs of friends
during special moments of their
lives. Wooden alphabet let-
ters which spelled out the word
"FRIENDS" floated on vertical
dowels scattered around the cen-
terpiece. The overall effect was
pleasing and harmonious. It was
easy to see why this was the fa-
vorite table of the.evening.
The Feminar decorating
committee did an outstanding
job designing a nautical-inspired
stage to reflect the event's theme
and erected a pier with a life
preserver and hauled in a real
boat with a bright red sail. The
name of the boat was "Lord O'
Billie Corley, the founder of
Billie Corley Ministries based in
Callahan, FL. which is targeted
specifically toward women, was
the featured speaker. Ms. Corley
used a healthy dose of humor in
her message entitled "We're just
passing' through" and had the
crowd rolling with laughter as

she used countless props, from
laundry detergent to cereal box-
es to rabbit ears to illustrate the
many roles women are expected
to play in their busy, sometimes
frantic lives. Her bottom line
message was that God's word
is life-changing and a "rope of
hope" to hang on to in times of
The Sisters, a singing trio af-
filiated with Billie Corley Min-
istries, performed such inspi-
rational songs as "I've got Joy"
and "His eye is on the sparrow."
Singer Linda Miller stated from

the stage, "This is a lovely event.
When I walked in here tonight
and saw all these beautiful ta-
bles, it lit up my world."
Contributors to the event,
many of whom supplied gener-
ous door prizes, were Mercan-
tile Bank, A Touch of Spring
Florist, American Enterprise
Bank, L&L Country Clippers,
Mary Kay representative Jessica
McHenry, County Commission-
er Mike Griffis, Cuts 'N Stuff
Hair Salon, Walmart Supercent-
er and NEFCOM.

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travel above
These are
found along
the foun-
dation, in basements or crawl
In some cases, firmly tapping
wood within the home will pro-
duce a hollow sound, a clear in-
dication of damaged wood. The
most obvious sign of a termite
infestation is the presence of fly-
ing termites.
Termite colonies contain
winged members that take to
the skies each spring to find a
mate and establish new colonies.
Warm, sunny days following a
rain provide ideal conditions for
a swarm.
"During a swarm, homeown-
ers can be inundated with thou-
sands of swarmers," says John
Chapman, Terminix entomolo-
gist and manager of technical
services '"'I cii be a' very sur-.

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A termite infested stud in a home.

damage, leaving homeowners to
pay an average out-of-pocket ex-
pense of close to $3,000 for re-
pairs, according to Terminix.
Early detection is important
.when battling termites. "If left.
alone, they can cause significant
problems," says Chapman.
Experts agree that homeown-
ers should not try to control ter-
mites with do-it-yourself prod-
ucts. If termites are suspected,
contact a trained professional.
Use these five steps to help
tackle the problem of termites:

Step 1:
Clean and repair gutters, and
ensure that downspouts direct
moisture away from the home.
Clogs and drainage problems
cadf alldw'vater to 'tic6iiilate'

the home.
'- When stor-
.. ing fire-
wood near
,.- ;. the home,
keep it off
the ground
and covered
with a tarp.

Step 4:
away from
the home's foundation. Mulch
beds are generally areas of high
moisture, and some organic
mulches can serve as a primary
food source for termite colonies.
If using mulch, it's best to keep a
barrier of several inches around
the home.

Step 5:
Have your home inspected
by a trained professional at least
once a year. Prompt treatment
and regular inspections can save
thousands of dollars in damage
To see where termites are
swarming, visit www.terminix.
cor, and check out the termite
swarm map.

Courtesy ot ARA'dntent

Notice of Public Hearing on
Proposed Large Scale
Amendment to the Baker County
Comprehensive Plan
The Baker County Commission, will hold a Public Hearing on April 16,2007 at 6:01 p.m., to consider a
proposed semi-annual amendment to the Baker County Comprehensive Plan. The Baker County Com-
mission, acting in its capacity as the Local Governing Body, will consider possible adoption the above-
mentioned amendment to the Baker County Comprehensive Plan to the Florida Department of Community
Affairs. The Baker County Land/ Local Planning Agency will hold a public hearing to review the request
ordinance on March 22, 2007 at 7:01 p.m.. Both public hearings will be held at the County Administration
Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida. On the dates above-mentioned, all interested parties
may appear and be heard with respect to these proposed ordinances which are titled as follows:
Osceola Trails Comprehensive Plan Large Scale Amendment

Olustee Interstate Development Node Amendment 1-10 and Hwy. 90
Sanderson Interstate Development Node Amendment I-10 and CR 229

Property Location
Olustee Development Node.- Intersection of I-10 & Hwy. 90
P Sanderson Development Node Intersection of I-10 & CR 229
eOsceola Trails North 125, West of CR 127, & both sides of Noah Raulerson Road

A copy of said ordinances may be inspected by any member of the public in the Commissioners' Office, address
stated above. In accordance with section 286.0105, F.S.,"If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the
County Commission with respect to any matter considered at this scheduled meeting or hearing, the person will
need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes the person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon the appeal is to be based."
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, any persons needing special accommodation or an interpreter to
participate in this proceeding should contact the Administration Department at (904) 259-3613 at least 48 hours prior
to the time of the hearing.

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday March 8, 2007 Page 7

Chew on this: some practical suggestions on

keeping your home free of destructive termites
Your home may have some- prising and troubling experi- near the home's foundation,
thing that it has been hiding ence." which can serve as a source of
from you, but it cannot keep se- After swarming, termites moisture for termites.
crets forever. Each year almost break off their wings because
4 million homes are invaded by they will never fly again. Find- Step 2:
termites. The wood-destroying ing their papery appendages near Fix roof or plumbing leaks.
insects silently devour homes windows and doors is an indica- Even small water problems can
and can sometimes take years to tion that termites have recently be enough to support a termite
be discovered, swarmed within the home. colony. A leaky spigot, sink or
"Termites and the damage Termites live in every state roof can allow termites to live
they cause are typically hidden except Alaska and cause more above ground and in your home.
from view, but they will yield than $5 billion in damage in the
clues that homeowners should United States annually. Most in- Step 3:
heed," says Dr. Rudolf Schef- surance policies do not cover the Eliminate all wood-to-soil
frahn, apro- contact
fessor of around the

Florida. firewood
Sub- .u can serve
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Another 'info'session held on the Cedar Creek DRL..
Tony Robbins, senior planner for Prosser Hallock Planners & Engineers and Genevieve Houston of Adrian Development conduct a question and answer session after an
informational overview of the proposed plan of development for the 3,132 acre Cedar Creek DRI north of US 90 and one mile west of Glen St. Mary. The meeting took place
March 6 at the Ag Center, and marked the second one in a week prior to the scheduled March 9 hearing before the Baker County Commission. Project maps and materials
were displayed for examination and the project team was available to answer questions during a one and one half hour session. Residents were updated regarding such con-
cerns as a target date for the beginning of construction. "There is a ton of permitting that needs to be approved, as well as other requirements such as the design of roadways,"
said Mr. Robbins. "If approved this year, it will be 2-3 years before development actually begins." Approximately 60 people attended the session. PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN


small farm

County Horticulture Agent
The Baker County extension
service is offering back-to-back
programs on gardening aimed
at both the backyard and small
The workshops are scheduled
for next Monday, March 12 and
the following evening; both be-
gin with suppers at 6:00 pm fol-
lowed by a program from 6:30-
9:00 pm.
The first evening deals x ith
grow ing vegetable and fruit
crops in Baker Coiunty and the
second looks at alternative crops,
alternative methods and market-
ing directly to the pubic.
Experts from the North Flor-
ida Research Extension Center
in Live Oak will team with local
extension personnel.
Topics the first night: basics
of vegetable gardening, pest
management, fruit crops for both
home and farm growing and an
introduction to alternative crops.
The second night: floating hy-
drophonic gardens, container and
other non-traditional gardening,
alternative crops for small farms
and marketing what you grow.
Pre-registration is required by
this Friday, March 9. Call the ex-
tension office on US 90 west in
Macclenny, 259-3520.

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

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Trophiesfor best in sciencefair
Derica Harvey and Caden Gore were the best over-all winners in the Baker County
Middle School 2007 science fair. Ms. Harvey won for the Biological Science Divi-
sion with a project on the influence of microorganisms on plant growth. Her project
determined if mustard plants benefittedfrom the presence or absence of microorgan-
isms during their growth cycle. Mr. Gore's Phycial Science Division project docu-
mented the movement of an object through different fluids to determine viscosity.
He measured the movement of a marble through shampoo, corn syrup and water
at different temperatures and recorded the results. Both students are enthusiastic
about science and say there is a good chance they will chose a science field as a
future career.


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Diabetes classes

startMarch 8
Diabetes self-management
classes will be held at the Baker

County Health Department on
Thursday from March 8 through
March 29 from 5:00-7:00 pm.
Topics will include diet, cook-
ing demonstrations, what to do
about high and low blood sugar,
medications, exercise, foot, skin
and dental care, etc.
Classes are free and product
samples, door prizes, child care
and a cholesterol and blood sug-
ar test are provided.
To register, call 259-3152 ext.

Garden Club
The Garden Club of Baker
County will hold its& monthly
meeting this Thursday, March 8
at 10:00 am at the Mathis House
on the Glen St. Mary Nursery.
This month's program includes
ponds and water gardens.
For more information on the
meeting or joining the club, call

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Serving Baker County for over 15 years.
Monday Friday
10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Other hours by appointment

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March 15 is the deadline for corporate tax returns
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Fun at the Fair More Rides, Games and Food
Discount Tickets All Day Every Day

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Midway Specials
Both Fridays March 16 and 23
Early Bird Midnight Madness 8:00 pm -1:00 am $20 armband
Midnight Madness from 9:30 pm -1:00 am $15 armband
Ride all rides all night from 5:00 pm 1:00 am $20 armband
4-H Day and Family Day Matinees
Both Saturdays March 17 and 24
Ride all rides from 12:00 pm 5:00 pm $10 armband
Free Admission with purchase of an armband
Both Sundays March 18 and 25
Ride all rides from 1:00 pm 10:50 pm $15 armband
Buddy Night
Monday, March 19
You pay and your buddy rides for free
Ride all rides from 5:00 pm 10:30 pm $15 armband
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Both Tuesday and Wednesday March 20 and 21
Union County and Bradford County School Nights
Ride all rides from 5:00 pm -10:30 pm $15 armband with coupon
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For more information call the Bradford Count\ Fair Office at 1904-p 964-5252
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Jada Marie Leighton

Jada Leighton was

born February 17
Jada Marie Leighton was
born on February 17, 2007 at
Shands Jacksonville. She was
seven pounds 4 ounces and 19
inches long. Jada's parents are
Maranda Merrett of St. George
and Timothy Leighton of Mac-
Grandparents are Tina and
Chuck Merrett of St. George,
Rose May of Macclenny and
Timothy Leighton, Sr. of Indi-

for the week of
March 12-16
MONDAY: Breakfast pizza, fruit
juice and milk.
TUESDAY: Sausage biscuit, fruit
juice and milk.
WEDNESDAY: Cereal with
whole wheat toast, fruit juice and
THURSDAY: Pancake and sau-
sage, fruit juice and milk.
FRIDAY: Scrambled egg w/
whole wheat toast, fruit juice and
Cold lunch plate or chef salad with
wheat roll or crackers, and dessert
(when offered) OR
MONDAY: Shepherd's pie w/
homemade wheat toll or turkey ham
and cheese on bun, whipped pota-
toes, green peas, chilled fruit choice
and milk.
TUESDAY: Oven baked chicken
or beef nuggets, both with steamed
rice, tossed salad, steamed cabbage,
chilled fruit juice and milk.
WEDNESDAY: BBQ ribbette on
bun or lasagna, garden toss salad,
seasoned mixed vegetables, cinna-
mon apple slices w/homemade wheat
roll, cookie and milk.
THURSDAY: Tuna w/noodles
or pizza burger on bun, steamed
pole beans, carrot & pineapple slaw,
chilled fruit and milk.
FRIDAY: Beefy vegetable soup
w/grilled cheese sandwich or glazed
ham slice w/macaroni & cheese &
wheat rool, turnip greens, potato
rounds, chilled fruit choice and milk.


BCHS: Mandatory. Rbythmette par-
ent meeting, Aud. Drama rehearsal
2:00 pm. WES: fundraiser kickoff.
PK/K: Spring pictures.
BCHS: Fastpitch @ First Coast
6:00 pm. JV baseball (H) 6:00 pm.
Drama rehearsal 2:00 pm. PK/K:
Kindergarten Readiness 6:00 pm
(please pre-register).
BCHS: Drama rehearsal 2:00 pm.
KIS: School Advisory Council mtg
8:00 am. MES: School Advisory
Council mtg 8:00 am. PK/K: Sum-
mer VPK and Kindergarten Regis-
BCHS: Baseball @ Ridgeview 3:00
pm. Personality portraits. Fast-
pitch @ Live Oak 5:00 pm. Tennis
@ Lake Butler 3:30 pm. Weight-
lifting (H). WES: Class/staff group
pictures. PK/K: Summer VPK and
Kindergarten Registration. Kinder-
garten on Broadway Play at BCMS.
"Jump Rope for Heart".
DISTRICT WIDE: Report cards.
BCHS: Tennis (H) 3:30 pm. Base-
ball @ Bradford 6:00 pm. Special
Olympics, Gym, 8:00 am. Fastpitch
(H) 6:00 pm. Drama rehearsal 2:00
pm. KIS: Spring pictures. MES:
1st grade kite day. PK/K: Summer
VPK and Kindergarten Registration.
"Jump Rope for Heart".

Georgia Lynn Crews

Sister born Feb. 9
Brody and Chase Crews
would like to announce the birth
of their sister, Georgia Lynn
Crews. She was born on Febru-
ary 9, 2007 weighing 8 pounds
1 ounce and 201 inches long.
Proud parents are Kelly and
Lynn Crews of Macclenny.
Paternal grandparents are
Ronnie and Nina Crews of Mac-
clenny. Maternal grandparents
are Helen Taylor, also of Mac-
clenny and the late Bobby Tay-
LCCC inductees for
Xi Phi honor society
The Lake City Community
College 2007 Spring Induction
Ceremony for the Xi Phi Chap-
ter of Phi Theta Kappa-Interna-
tional Honor Society was held
Wednesday, March 7, 2007. To
be eligible to join PTK a student
must have completed a mini-
mum of 12 associate degree lev-
el hours, have a overall GPA of
3.0 and must have earned a 3.5.
GPA during the Fall 2006 term.
Baker County students ac-
cepting membership were For-
rest Bolling-Cothron, Waleska
Gutierrez, April Michelle Honea
and Karen Mallard. The keynote
speaker for the ceremony was
Brian Dopson, Dean of Liberal
Arts and Sciences.

GED graduation
The 2007 .GED graduation
will be held on April 6, 2007
at 7:30 pm at the Baker County
Middle School Auditorium.
The guest speaker will be
Leigh Ann Hays, Baker County
District Teacher of the Year.
GED graduates from May
2006 through February 2007
are invited to celebrate their ac-
complishments by participating
in the ceremony. It is requested
that you contact 259-0407 to
participate in the ceremony.
Monthly cruise-in
Attention all car enthusiasts
- classic, hot rod or antique: the
monthly cruise-in will be held on
Saturday, March 10 at 4:00 pm at
the south parking lot of the new
Wal-Mart Supercenter.

Bear collection

for cancer patients
Baker County EMS, Baker
County Fire Department, City of
Macclenny Fire Department and
the Sheriff's office would like
your help in bringing a smile
to local cancer patients. We are
assisting Jeannie Blaylock and
First Coast News in collecting
bears to give to cancer patients
across the First Coast. The bears
have to be new and unscented..
If you would like to help, the
bears can be dropped off be-
tween 8:00 am-5:00 pm at Fire
Station 1 in Macclenny or Sta-
tion 50 in Glen St. Mary and
Emergency Operations Center
on US 90.
If you have any questions,
please contact Tim Kirkland at

Stage Aurora to
present musical
Stage Aurora Theatical Com-
pany will present a stage ver-
sion of "Disney's High School
Musical" at the Ezekiel Bryant
Auditorium at FCCJ's North
Campus. The musical is sched-
uled for two weekends. Satur-
days, March 10 and 17 at-8:00
pm and Sundays, March 11 and
18 at 2:00 and 8:00 pm.
Tickets are available at the
Stage Aurora office, 5161A Nor-
wood Ave., from 9:00 am-5:00
pm, Monday-Friday or call 904-
765-7373 for additional loca-
tions or go to www.stageaurora.
org for additional information.

Couple is grateful
We wanted to take this time
to thank everyone who attended
and helped make our wedding
the special and beautiful day
that it was for us.
An extra special thank you
goes to Johnny Bacon, Lynn
Sweeny, Anna J and Shawna,
Susan and Walker Green, Wan-
da Baxter, Ms. Ruth of Silk Cre-
ations Bridal in Jacksonville,
Azie and Jack Ajlart and Tina
for all the help with the wedding
We look forward to sharing
the memories we have made
with all of you for years to come
and making new ones each day.

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Kindergarten Readiness
To all incoming 2007-2008 kindergarteners and their
parents, there will be 2 more hour long sessions with
activities planned to help you and your child make a
smooth transition into kindergarten.
At the Baker County Pre-K/ K Center.
Please register for each session by calling
Velinda at 259-0405.

Tuesday, March 13
6:00 pm

6:00 pm

Kindergarten here we come!

Adult education

classes registering
The Baker County Adult
Education department is cur-
rently registering students for
the Microsoft Excel 2003 class
and a basic Floral Design class.
Microsoft Excel 2003 is one
of the most versatile and popu-
lar spreadsheet programs avail-
able for both the business office
and home use.
Adult participants in the basic
Floral Design class will learn to
identify mechanics, principles,
and styles of design and will
have the opportunity to create
basic symmetrical and asym-
-metrical fresh and silk floral
These six weeks, 30 hour
classes, taught by Gail Fowler,
Baker County High School
Business Education. Teacher,
and Selina Waddell, former
owner of Always Spring Flower
and Gift Shop, will be offered
on Tuesday and Thursday eve-
nings, 6:30 to 9:00 P.M., begin-
ning April 10 and continuing
until May 24, 2007. Enrollment
is limited. The cost of the Excel
class is $89.49, which includes
the cost of the book and a lab
The cost of the Floral Design
class is $32.49 plus the cost of
supplies which will be approxi-
mately $510.00. A prerequisite
for the Excel class is a work-
ing knowledge of Windows 98
or XP and the ability to type at
least 35 wpm. For more infor-
mation, please call 259-0407.

Six blue ribbons
The Macclenny Woman's
Club recently won 6 blue rib-
bons at the 2007 Arts & Crafts
Show in Crescent City on Febru-
ary 23. Individual awards were
won by Olga Carr, Trilby Crews
and Peg Arend. The Woman's
Club also won the group award
for a banner the club created and
designed for the Practical Nurs-
ing Program at LCCC.
Speaker for their district
meeting, held at the same time
as the Arts & Crafts Show was
Marietta Birdsell, who will be
the May speaker at the local
meeting. Ms. Birdslll is a repre-
sentative of Canine Companions
for Independence, which the lo-
cal Woman's Club supports.

Save the Date

For the union of

Invitations to Follow

Mayday 'meeting
The Mayday meeting for ac-
tivities & functions regarding
the Emancipation Proclamation
celebration is scheduled for Sat-
urday, March 10 at 11:00 am at
St. James Baptist Church. All
interested parties are invited to
Committee chairpersons will
be chosen at the meeting.

Every Monday 8:00 pm
Macclenny Church of Christ
5th and Minnesota
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family members ofalcoholics.



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Heather is lead teacher of our PreK depart-
ment. She has been with Special Blessings
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday March 8, 2007 Page 10

Cheryl Brantley leading rehearsal and encouraging choir members to "lift up" their voices.

Brantley forms multi-cultural choir of

employees at Northeast Fla State Hospital

Press Staff
One year ago, Northeast
Florida State Hospital's assistant
administrator Cheryl Brantley
decided to start a choir.
Ms. Brantley, beautifully
adorned in a chartreuse caftan
embroidered in gold thread, lugs
a keyboard from her office down
to the conference room and re-
calls how the hospital choir got
"I grew up in Miami, in a
home with a musically gifted
mother," said Ms. Brantley. "My
brother inherited a talent for pi-
ano. My knack was for singing
and directing. Music has always
been a big part of my life."
Ms. Brantley currently serves
as a praise team leader for her
church, Pentecostal Revival,
Center in Ft. Lauderdale, where
her husband is a bishop.
As a past administrator at the
maximum security South Flor-
ida Evaluation and Treatment
Facility, she was instrumental
in starting and developing an in-
house choir for that institution.
When she came on board at
NEFSH in 2005 she wondered,
"Why not do the same thing
here?" Ultimately, a memo was
circulated inviting anyone inter-
ested in singing in a choir. There
were no auditions and reading
music was not necessary. Re-
sponse was enthusiastic.
The NEFSH choir is formed
of employees and individual
served by the hospital. The only
criteria for participating is a love
of music and a desire to share it
with others.
"I wanted to create a multi-
cultural singing group where ev-
eryone, regardless of skill level,
would be welcome," said Ms.
The current NEFSH choir is
made up of approximately 25
people representing black, white,
Hispanic and Creole ethnic
groups. Most members partici-
pate in their own church choirs
and are no strangers to perform-
ing. Member Henry Barton has
become an assistant director and
Felix McCullough, a talented
pianist whose style seems influ-
enced by jazz, accompanies the
group on electronic keyboard.
According to Ms. Brantley, Mr.

McCullough has written and ar-
ranged music for professional
On this day, the choir mem-
bers are rehearsing two songs
to be performed as part of the
hospital's observation of Black
History Month.
"Black history is American
history. We want everyone to
participate," said Ms. Brantley.
Choir members gather in a
circle around the large confer-
ence table and happily spend
their lunch hour singing. After
warming up, the group begins a
lively rendition of the freedom
song "We Shall Overcome" by
Charles Tindley.
Ms. Brantley walks among
the singers, stopping here and
there to encourage and give sug-
gestions. She stands close, sing-
ing with the choir, making direct
eye contact and pointing heaven-
ward with both hands.
"Let's bring those voices up,
raise them up and out," Ms.
Brantley instructs.
The choir members step up
to the plate and deliver, sending
their voices soaring upward.
Deep in my heart
I do believe
that we shall overcome
some day ...
She listens carefully, dis-
cerningly, then smiles, nods
and moves on to the altos, then
the basses, then the tenors. The
choir has performed mainly at
in-house hospital functions in
holiday observances like Veter-
an's Day and Christmas, and has
been enthusiastically received.
The choir is now a regular fea-
ture at the hospital's monthly
employee award ceremony.
The choir has also traveled
to Gainesville and performed as
part of an arts event sponsored
by the Friends of NEFSH.
Choir members have input in
suggesting and selecting what
they want to perform. They try
to have a well-rounded selection
and represent many styles.
Ms. Brantley recalls one par-
ticularly humorous incident dur-
ing their staff holiday party last
Christmas. Everyone was en-
couraged to sing Felice Navidad
wishing a Merry Christmas in
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those Macclenny folks trying to
roll their Rs the way you do in
Spanish," says Ms. Brantley. "
People were laughing like crazy.
It was a really fun time."
The choir's favorite piece of
music is "I need you to survive"
by Hezekiah Walker. Ms. Brant-
ley believes the choir particu-
larly likes this piece because it
speaks about including all peo-
ple as part of God's family.
I need you, you need me
we're all part of God's body
Stand with me
agree with me, we're all
part of God's body
That is what this choir is truly
all about," says Ms. Brantley.
"That the experience of music is
for sharing. It's for everyone and
everyone is welcome."

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


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Charles Edward Grimes, 76,
of Glen St. Mary, died Thursday
March 1, 2007 at Baptist Medi-
cal Center, Jacksonville. He was
born on April 10, 1930 in Co-
lumbus, Ohio to the late Clyde
and Goldie Vorhees Grimes.
He was a United States Army
veteran. His passion was stay-
ing fit through running and his
involvement in athletics. Mr.
Grimes was always the hardest
working and committed individ-
ual with any task given to him.
You always wanted him on your
team. He retired after 30 years
with 'Kaiser Aluminum and
worked for the Baker County
school system ten years in the
custodial department. He made
Baker County his home in 1971.
He is predeceased by his broth-
ers Robert and Richard Grimes
and sister Nancy Grimes.
Survivors include his wife of
50 years, Rose Ann Ours Grimes
of Glen St. Mary; children
Kymberley (Richard) Townsend
of Mandarin, Douglas Grimes of
Jacksonville Beach, and Kevyn
(Tara) Grimes of Ogden, Utah;
brotherMarshall (Becky) Grimes
of Ohio; sister Donna Halfhill of
Penn; seven grandchildren Mi-
chael (Sabrina) Townsend, Kyle
and Kellyn Townsend, Meagan
Grimes, Phallon (Rick) Justino,
Kanyon Grimes and Madyson
Grimes; great grandchildren
Riley Townsend, Mckencie and
Zachary Morgan, Jordyn, Madi-
lyn and Emma Justino.
The funeral service will be
held on Thursday March 8, 2007
at 2:00 pm at Calvary Baptist
Church with Pastor Donnie Wil-
liams Sr. officiating. Interment

St. Peters Anglican Fellowship
Minnesota Ave. Macclenny, Fla.
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am

First Baptist Church
of Sanderson
CR 229 S., Sanderson FL
Sunday School'...... 10:00 am
Sun. Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship ..6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study 7:00 pm
AWANA Wed. Night.. 7:00 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas

Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.M.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500
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Senior Pastor
David Tbomas



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

Associate Pastor
Tim Thomas

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

Youth Programs
Sunday School 10:00 am
Common Ground Sunday 11:00 am
Common Ground Wed. (Teens) 7:00 pm
God Kids Sunday 11:00 am
God Kids Wednesday 7:00 pm

Youth Pastor
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tery, Macclenny. Arrangements
are under the direction of V.
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Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us
Glen Friendship Tabernacle
Clinton Ave. Glen St. Mary
WJXR Radio Service Sunday.... 8:30 am
Morning Worship Service...... 10:30 am
Children's Church ........... 11:30 am
R v Evangelistic .................. 6:00 pm
Bible Study (Wed.)............. 7:30 pm
Rev. Albert Starling Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521

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First Baptist Church
"A Beacon to Sunday School 9:45 AM
Baker County" Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
1B Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM
Dr. Walter Bennett, Interim Sr. Pastor
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor

omecomlng ayg

Sunday, March 11
Everyone is cordially invited to our Homecoming
Day! Feel free to bring your family members and
We will have dinner on the grounds immediately
following the morning service.

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7:00 pm Nightly
Special speaker will be
Bishop Alton Stokes of Alabama.

New Life Church of God
14271 N. State Road 121
Macclenny, Florida
Sunday School 9:45 pm
Morning Worship 10:30 am
Sunday Night 6:30 pm
"L Week Nights 7:00 pm r


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday March 8, 2007 Page 11

Old photographs of Baker County buildings, landmarks & residents prior to 1960 for completion
of Gene Barber's book on the history of Baker County. PHOTOS WILL BE RETURNED ASAP
Also photos of military veterans and families from Baker County
Call 259-2400 or 259-9154 for more information.

573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am- 11:00'am
Worship Services
1 11:00 am
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Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J. C. Lauramore Welcomes All

Notice of Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given that the proposed ordinance whose title
hereinafter appears will be brought up for public hearing on Tues-
day, March 20,2007 at 7:00 pm, at the Town Hall of Glen St. Mary,
10046 North Glen Avenue, Glen St. Mary, Florida 32040. Copies
of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public at
the Town Hall, address stated above. On the date above mentioned,
all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to this
proposed ordinance, which is titled as follows:
Ordinance No. 2007-02
An ordinance of the Town of Glen St. Mary estab-
lishing Impact Fees.
Persons are advised if they decide to appeal any decision made in
this meeting/hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings,
and for such purpose, they may need to ensure a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Any person with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation
in order to participate in this meeting should call (904) 259-3777
or fax a written request to (904) 259-5464. If you are hearing
impaired and require the services of an interpreter, please call at
least one week prior to the meeting and the Town will arrange to
provide that service for you.

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Pastor Rev. Ernie Terrell

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

Tirst Baptist Church of
glen St. 'Mary
would like to invite you and your family to meet our
new Senior Pastor, Dr. Randy Williams. We will be
having a Breakfast Brunch in the Christian Life Center

Sunday, March 18
9:00 am

Dr. Williams comes from First Baptist Church in Valley,
Alabama where he served as Senior Pastor. He gradu-
ated from Miami Christian College, Miami, Florida and
received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Church History
from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.
He is married to Anna Sanchez and they have four
children; Alexis, Charissa, Timothy and Autumn.
Please join us as we welcome
Pastor Randy and his family to Baker County


First Baptist Church of Sanderson

March 11,2007
Singing after dinner...
Bluegrass Band,

along with Eddy Croft from Olustee ._,
Nina Christmas, Debby Hodges & :
Jennie Richardson,
Sunday School: 10:00 am
Worship: 11:00 am
Dinner: 12:00 pm
Everyone invited!
Pastor: Rev. Bobby Christmas Music Director: Rev. Rick Voorhees
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BCHS girls eke out

win over Tornadoes

The Lady Wildcat softball
team overcame a late Bradford
County lead to take an excit-
ing 2-1 win over the Tornadoes
on Friday at BCHS. The win
capped a good week that saw the
Cats defeat Suwannee County on
It was a week of tight con-
tests, with the Wildcats hanging
on to scratch out a 3-2 win over
the Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday at
BCHS. The girls held off a late
Live Oak rally to secure the win.
BCHS cruised to a quick 2-
0 lead in the first inning. Jessi
Nunn's lead-off single and subse-
quent run to second on a passed
ball put the girls in good posi-
tion early. Nunn capitalized on
a Tiffany Smith double to cross
home plate standing up for the
first run.
Smith, who has been hitting
the ball well all season, took one
deep for the RBI double. Leslie
Tanner came in to run for Smith
and when Ashley Holton reached
on a two-base error, Tanner raced
to home for the second run.
Live Oak added a single run
in the third to narrow the score,
but Smith was throwing the ball
well for BCHS and held Suwan-
nee scoreless for the fourth and
fifth innings.
BCHS got its third run in the
bottom of the fifth with a Bridgett
Williams score. She reached
on an error and advanced when
Nunn bunted and beat the throw
to first. Tiffany Smith singled
and brought Williams across the
plate. Nunn was forced out try-
ing to get home.
Live Oak rallied in the seventh
when a !luee base error put the
leadoff hitter in scoring position.
She scored on a ground out, but
Smith shut down the remainder
of the side to preserve the win.
Smith was dominating from
the mound, striking out seven in a

six hit effort. Live Oak had plen-
ty of chances, but left 9 on base.
Nunn went 2-4 that evening, and
Smith and Caitlin Griffis doubled
and Holton tripled.
The Lady Cats took on the
Bradford Tornadoes in a wild
and wooly game on Friday. Bak-
er High trailed most of the game
before prevailing in a thrilling 2-
1 game.
The Tornadoes got off to a
bright start, scoring on an un-
earned run in the first. Bradford
capitalized on three errors and a
wild pitch to bring home a run-
ner. From there on, the Lady Cats
settled down and played strong
defensive ball but couldn't get
on the scoreboard.
Tiffany Smith settled down
to four hit balls after the rocky
patch and struck out 8 in the pro-
cess. The Cats had chances but
left 5 runners on base.
Going into the seventh in-
ning it looked as if the one run
might be enough as both pitchers
were throwing the ball well. But
Starke blinked in the stare-down
contest, committing two errors.
Holton advanced all the way
to third as two Bradford errors set
up the rally. Cami Craig brought
her home with a sacrifice fly.
Kristen Wilkinson singled and
Krista Smith took over as pinch
runner. Smith used her speed to
advance to third on an error.
With the game tied, nerves
were tense on both benches.
Heather High stepped to the base
for the Cats and cracked a single
that brought Wilkinson in for the
win. The Wildcat fans erupted
and the bench went crazy in cel-
Smith, Craig, Wilkinson, High
and Brittany Hanson had the 5
Wildcat hits. Smith had collected
her second double of the week.
The Lady Cats will host Mid-
dleburg on Thursday at 6:00 pm.

Hinson earns MVP

at basketball awards

Brittany Hinson was named
varsity MVP and Christina Fraze
won for the junior varsity bas-
ketball team during the annual
award ceremony Saturday for
the girls' Wildcat basketball team
that showed substantial improve-
ment this season under Coach
Franklin Griffis.
Hinson was the team's lead-
ing scorer as well as one of the
top three point shooters in the na-
tion. She averaged 14.0 points a
game for the Lady Cats. She was
also named to the First Coast All
Star and was the state 4-A run-
ner up in three point shooting at
the state championships in Lake-
Hinson hit 68 three point at-
tempts this season for a .351 av-
erage. She also had 30 defensive
steals and was the team's Offen-
sive Player of the Year.
Defensive Player of the Year
was Deanna McKenzie, with
184 rebounds over the course of
the season for a game average
of 8.4. She was the The Baker
County Press Player of the Week
for a double double in scoring
and rebounding. McKenzie av-
erage 6.2 points per game.
Destiny de la Pena was the
Rookie of the Year, averaging
three points and two rebounds a
Michelle Lopez was Most Im-
proved with a two point and three
rebound average per game.
De la Pena, Caitlin Griffis,
Hinson, Lopez, McKenzie, Jessi
Nunn, Meagan Osteen, Brittany

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Ruise and Sarah Trawick were
given scholar-athlete status for
having a GPA of 3.0 or better.
Wendy Chisholm, Chirstina
Fraze, Heather Roberson and
Wynesha Wallace won the schol-
ar-athlete award for the junior

Girls, boys

teams upset

Wa rriors

in matches
The BCHS boys tennis team
traveled to Callahan on February
27 and came away with a win,
defeating the Warriors 5-2 while
losing only one of their singles
The boys lost their opening
singles match as Micah Cranford
fell 3-8. Dylan Gerard got things
on the winning track with an 8-4
victory in the number 2 slot.
Lew Boyette won his number
three slot 8-6 and Spencer Nor-
man-Gerard won his match 8-3.
Matt Davis won 8-2 and Bobby
Cornn also got a victory with an
8-3 decision.
In doubles, Cranford and Ja-
son Roberts fell 5-8. Gerard and
Boyette won in easy fashion with
an 8-1 score.
The girls went 5-1 that after-
noon. Shea Raulerson won her
number one slot 8-1, followed
by an 8-4 win by Alex Gotay.
Bethany Belleville blanked her
opponent for an 8-0 win. Carissa
Ward fell 1-8.
Raulerson and Gotay won the
number one doubles match 8-1,
and Belleville and Ward won by
Coach Chris Armoreda is
very pleased with the team's run
of form and skill progress. "It is
very exciting and fun to watch
the teams play," said Armoreda.
"One skill that the team has been
working on is hitting the ball to
the deep covers of the court.
They did this today and it kept
their opponent off balance. A
great example is Lew Boyette.
In his singles match, he was
down 6-2, and after making a
minor adjustment to the velocity
and placements of his shots, he
stormed back winning 8-6. It is
awesome to see that the team is
just not hitting the ball back and
forth with no purpose."
Armoreda has been working
hard on the team's conditioning
during practice. The first half
hour of practice includes tough
conditioning drills. "This helps
with the mental aspect of their
game because your mind plays
tricks on you when you are fa-
tigued. Our philosophy is that
a strong and conditioned body
equals a strong and conditioned
mind. The players know that
their hard work in practice will
only enhance their game. The
boy's and girl's teams know only
one way to play tennis, and that
'all out.'"
The team will travel to Bishop
Kenny on Thursday to take on
one of the top teams in the state
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'Doogy' pitches no-hitter in short

6 inning game against Englewood
Bobby Dugard pitched a no- batting on offense. Adam Lewis Tornadoes and the long layoff
hit game February 27 as the had 3 hits for BCHS, including concerns the coach. "I hope the
Baker High Wildcats defeated his first homer of the season, seven day rain layoff doesn't
the storied Englewood Rams Kelly Davis had a double and a hurt us because we were just
in easy fashion. The 11-1 game single, and Jamarr Farmer and starting to come around. We are
was shortened by the 10 run rule Rob Kirkland each had a pair of starting to swing the bats like we
to just six innings as the Cats hits. are capable and with our pitching
cruised to the easy win behind "Davis is starting to find his and defense being our strength it
Dugard's strong showing. swing and Lewis continues to should lead to a lot of wins if we
The only Ram run was an be the big man at the plate," said continue."
unearned one and didn't count Staples. The Wildcats will host Su-
against Dugard's no hitter. Du- The Cats were rained out wannee County on Friday at
gard went the distance, striking on Friday against the Bradford 6:00 pm.
out 9 and walking 3 in the best
pitching performance of the sea-
son for the Cats.
The win came after Coach
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his pitchers to improve their
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Ready to fish! 15 ft. boat with
Evinrude and trailer, runs good,
OBO. 259-2927.

2002 Gulfstream Conquest Lite travel
trailer, 26 ft., great condition, $7900
OBO. 904-334-5790. 3/8p
Solid wood cherry sleigh bed with mat-
tress & boxsprings, retail $950, sac-
rifice for $395, can deliver. 904-858-
9350. 11/2tfc
Baha 49cc 4-wheeler $400; stacked
washer dryer, like new, $300; Craftsman
295 amp arc welder $75; Poulan 24"
chain saw, needs carburetor cleared,
$55; queen size mattress & box springs
$125. 259-0768. 3/8p
Good used appliances. 90 day money
back guarantee. 266-4717.7/13-3/29p
Prom dresses, worn once, Tiffany de-
signs, small sizes. 864-6959. 3/8p
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
2005 Toyhauler travel trailer, excellent
condition, $16,000; 24ft. above ground
pool, pump, filter, needs liner, $250.
259-3143. 3/8p
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany, can
be seen at Southern Charm. 259-4140.

S 14 ft. Jon boat, 9.9 Johnson motor,
trolling motor and trailer, $1200. 259-
S 6556. 3/8p
White wedding gown, size 10, 6 ft.
train, beautiful, $200; royal blue, tight
70 HP fit, spaghetti strap prom dress, $75.
209nn 259-9066. 3/8p


GE washer and dryer, $250 for both;
dishwasher $100; twin bed and mat-
tress, storage underneath, $100; full
mattress and box, $50; youth bed and
mattress, $50; large dresser $100.259-
3794. 3/8p
Sunquest by Wolff tanning bed, 8
bulbs on top, 8 bulbs on bottom, ex-
cellent condition, 'less than 40 hours,
automatic timer, bought from factory,
includes brand new case of bulbs and
extra balancer, personal use only. Paid
$2500, asking $1500. Call Susie Perry
at 904-626-2903. 3/1-8p
Visit The Franklin Mercantile, we have
an amazing array of antiques, collect-
ibles and home accessories in a charm-
ing, historic landmark. Call 259-6040.
3/1 tfc
Utility building, X10, shingles, vinyl
siding, green on cream, wired, lighted,
window, U move, $900. 321-609-
0480. 2/15-3/14p
2 cemetery lots in Woodlawn Cemetery,
both for $1700; GE gas stove, $100;
single bed frame, $10.259-4695.
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent ,condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
1 day only Spring liquidation sale at
Thrift Shoppe in Glen. Everything 50%
off. One day only, Thursday, March 8th.
Mystery boxes $3.50 each 1 week
only. 259-5773. 3/8c
Bed, beautiful temp-pedic memory
foam mattress & boxsprings, new in
plastic, with warranty, retail $950, must
sell $379, can deliver. 904-858-9350.
Dining room set, formal living room
set, dinette set, tanning bed, all in ex-
cellent condition. Call for appointment
904-591-2672. 3/8p
Luxury queen pillowtop, in plastic,
$199. 904-398-5200. 11/2tfc
'1999 Monaco Lapalma Class A motor
coach, 34 ft. with super slide, excellent
condition, fully loaded, $42,000 OBO.
904-334-5790. 3/8p
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half round
foyer console. All pieces are mahogany
wood. Southern Charm. 259-4140.
Seven piece dining room set plus hutch
$700; futon, white $85; small dresser/
chest $20; 2 wood rockers; glass what-
not shelves $40; brass dressing table
$15; wood coffee table $15. 259-5337.
3X24 ft., 29 gauge, metal roofing; 2x6,
44 ft., load bearing, trusses. 334-6695.

Piano $175; Nautilus AB machine $150
OBO; Royce Union bicycle, $50 OBO;
large woman's clothes, sizes 14-18. Call
Christine at 259-1495 or 923-6985.
King pillowtop, new with warranty,
$289, can deliver. 904-391-0015.

2004 Ford F250 4x4 Super D
tended cab, gas, loaded with
thing, 20" tires & rims, 62,50(
$20,500. 259-2900. 1
1995 Chevrolet Lumina, V6,
silver, around 49,000 miles on
and transmission, clean, $220
1991 Buick Regal Grand Sport,
50,000 miles on engine and tr
sion, blue, $1800. 904-571-091
1997 Saturn SL2, 4 door, cc
standard, adult owned, extra
$2500 OBO. 259-9621. 3
1995 Toyota Camry LE, 4 cylind
A/C, automatic, electrics, nev
C/ axles, fluids, filters, 117,20
$4000. 259-4935.

2005 Toyota Tacoma SR5, 4 door,
4 wheel drive, V6, 4.0L, automatic,
39,000 miles, cruise/tilt, power win-
dow, power locks, AM/FM/CD, bedliner,
towing package, $23,500. 289-7928.
1997 Tahoe 4x4, 114K miles, 4 door,
leather, power everything, new A/C,
tires & brakes, runs perfect, $6200
OBO. 259-2917 or 497-0618. 3/8p

Professional cleaning, Tuesday-Friday.
Leave your cleaning to me. I'm a Chris-
tian person, honest & dependable. 5
years experience and licensed in Baker
County, will use my cleaning supplies
or yours. Reasonable rates, references
available. Call Zelda 259-5407 or 904-
408-9305. 3/8p
Childcare in my home, Monday-Fri-
day, 6:00 am-6:00 pm, close to schools,
positive environment. 259-2917.
3/1-15p Have 5-ton hydraulic
trailer,'will haul off yard and construc-
tion debris or garbage. 424-4586.3/8p
Concealed weapons class, Tuesday,
March 13th, 6:00-8:00 pm. You must
pre-register. Hole in the Wall 259-
6568. 3/1-8p

Childcare in my home. 5 years experi-
ence. CPR and first aid certified. Loving
Christian atmosphere. For more infor-
mation, call Denese Cain at 275-2411.
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. 2/13tfc
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-7968.

Happy Jack Mange Medicine promotes
healing and hair growth to any mange
or bare spot on any dogs and horses
without steroids. Glen Cash Store 259-
2381 www.e-stitch.com. 2/15-3/8p
16 year old hunter/jumper, large Pony
mare, 14.2 hands, extensive show ex-
perience, has done lessons, has gone
to 4H state for 3 years and won Pony
mare two years, $3000; 9 year Buck-
skin mare, loads, clips, bathes, good
on trail, $2000. 904-819-9346 kilken-
nydale@earthlink.net. 3/8p
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
12 year old Grulla mare, used in 4H
and parades, up-to-date on shots, cog-
gins & teeth, 14 hands, great with kids
and bomb proof, $2500. 259-3794.
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11/2tfc Lost Dog: $200 Reward. Male Yorkshire
Terrier, black w/brown patches around
his feet and neck, answers to Rosco.
i* i: He has been missing since March 3rd
-between 11:30 am-12:30 pm. If found,
please call ,6-26:6,p. ,8,4-405 .or
ut1 236-4793 or 259-0533. We niis him.
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S799 S. 6th St., Ma
New home on Jonathan St. Nice frame home with vinyl siding. 3 BR, 2 BA,
master suite with tray ceiling. Master bath has 2 lavatories, tub and shower.
Central heat and air. On the market for $159,900


New Listing 4 BR, 2 BA 1440 SF doublewide on one city lot. Fresh paint
and new carpet. Nice wood deck. Fenced yard. Located near US 90 and 1-10
in Glen St. Mary $109,000
Reduced- 'In high and dry acres zoned for horses. Located 3 miles west of
Glen St. Mary off of US 90. Good road frontage. Modular, manufactured and
conventional homes welcome Reduced to $100,000
Nice older MH completely renovated & new additions. 3 BR, V1 BA, FPf
screen & open porch, abv ground pool, privacy fence. Large storage'build-
ings. .88 acre corner lot. Reasonably priced at $89,900 Owner will consider
financing with 20% down.
Fixer npper for hunter/fisherman. 1994 1296 SF 3 BR, 2 BA MH on
2.73 acres. Shed with camp kitchen and sleeping area. Near Ocean Pond in
Olustee. Needs a little work. $69,900
New Listing Pool & large workshop (large enough for 3 cars, boats,
etc.) with second floor loft that can be used as a teenager's retreat. Brick 3
BR, 2:5 BA, fireplace, screened porch, garage & 2 carports. Nice wooded 2
acre lot on Bob Burnsed Rd. near Odis Yarborough Rd. Reasonably priced
at $265,000.

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day 9:00 am-3:00 pm, 121 N on left.
Sale on nice clothes 25 cents each.
ce daily.
r 8:00 am-?, 6375 E. Thomas Circle. Take
dale to River Circle, turn left on Suzanne
ft on Thomas Circle. Something for ev-

Jim Smith, Real Estate Broker
Sales Associates
Josie Davis Mark Lancaster
Juanice Padgett Andrew P. Smith
Teresa Yarborough Shannon Jackson
:clenny ** 259-6555

***Featured Listing***
OWNER FINANCING- Investment opportunity!
Restaurant building and land across street from courthouse.
The building is currently rented to a barbecue restaurant.
This is a prime location (300 East Macclenny Avenue (US
Hwy 90). Near hospital, doctor offices, city/county offices
and downtown business district. Plenty of parking on .6 acre
with 129 front feet on US Hwy. 90 and approximately 205'
on Third St. Sale includes building, land and equipment
listed on original rental agreement.
New vinyl siding home. 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 car garage and porch. Master
suite with walk-in closet. Master bath has 2 lavatories, tub and shower.
Central heat and air. Affordably priced at $159,900
New Listing 3 BR, 2 ,. Totally remodeled with
personality. New hardy pl~f and lots of ceramic tile.
Located 1 mile south of I- on .
New Listing 2 BR, 1 BA approximately 1064 SF brick home with 1 car
garage. Located in Marietta. Priced to sell at $124.900.


Friday 9:00 am-?, 9924 Barber Loop, Macclenny.
Friday 9:00 am-2:30 pm, Glynn Allyn to the end to Trips. Two 5
shelf cabinets $75 each, two high chairs $15 & $10, swing $15,
girls clothes to 24 months, boys to 6 years, lots of everything.
Rain or shine. 259-1789.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm, next door to Big Barn Auc-
tion in Glen. Miscellaneous items, clothes, etc.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 121 N, turn left on 23C, 3rd place on right.
Lots of miscellaneous, boys clothes. 2 families.
Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm, 555 N. Lowder Street, between Ivy &
Linda St. Lots of items, clothes, baby stuff, gifts, much more. Rain
or shine.
Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm, 161 W. Ohio Ave. Toys, household
items, lots of miscellaneous items.

Bryan & Becky McDuffie
530 Linda St., Macclenny
Friday & Saturday
9:00 am 1:00 pm
Furniture Household items
Tools Lots ofNamebrand Childrens Clothing

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can also call the Federal Trade Commission
at 1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot
fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it
sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- The Baker County Press
Pest control/lawn technician needed,
opportunity to learn a trade with great
career potential for hard worker, $10/
hour to train. Medical, dental, retire-
ment, life, $26k plus. Must have a valid
Florida driver's license. 904-726-9332.
Company specializing in erosion con-
trol now hiring the following positions:
Class A CDL drivers, crew leaders,
equipment operators, laborers. Valid
driver's license a MUST. Fax resume to
904-275-3292 or call 275-4960. EOE.
Drug free workplace. 3/8p
Emergency Services Coordinator.
Attention mental health service pro-
viders. Looking for advancement and
i'Fppon'r~ ii for growth? Master's degree
in a human service field with training in
mental health disorders, evaluations,
intervention techniques, crisis counsel-
ing and psychopharmacology. Licensed
Mental Health Professional preferred.
Fax resume to 904-259-5187. 3/8c
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA).
Northeast Florida State Hospital
(NEFSH), a Governor's Sterling Award
Recipient, in conjunction with Baker
County, is recruiting Certified Nursing
Assistants to staff a 20 bed, forensic
unit for individuals requiring skilled
care. These are county positions with
county benefits and salary will com-
mensurate with experience. You may
apply in person at NEFSH in Human
Resources, Administration Building #1,
7487 S. SR 121, Macclenny, FL 32063.
Contact Teresa Brown at 904-259-6211
ext. 1128. 2/22-3/28c
Experienced cooks, cashier and dish-
washers needed. Apply in person at
Ronie's Food, US 90, Glen St. Mary.
Adult case manager, work with mentally
ill adults in Baker County. BA in a human
service field required. Fax resume to
259-5187. 3/8c
Travelodge now hiring for housekeep-
ing. Apply in person at 1651 S. 6th St.
from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. No phone calls
please. 3/1-8c
A Touch of Grass Lawn Service needs
experienced full time lawn maintenance
worker with valid Florida drivers license.
259-7335. 3/23tfc
Local home care agency looking for full
time/part time Physical Therapist and
Occupational Therapist. Contact Linda
at 259-3111. 5/25tfc
Full-time salesperson. Resume
required. Apply in person at Badcock
Furniture, 701 S. 5th St. 3/1-8c
Immediate openings for the follow-
ing positions: track hoe, loader, dozer
operator, tailman, hillman, pipelayers,
laborers, experience required. Apply in
person at Earthworks, 11932 N State
Road 121, Macclenny. 3/1tfc .--.
Cosmetologist.. position at Nina's
Hairstyling & Day Spa, 3:00 -8:00 pm.
Apply in person at 589 S. 6th Street,
Northeast Florida State Hospital and
Baker County are in contract agreement
to recruit and select qualified appli-
cants for the following position: Fiscal
Assistant II/Accounting Dept. Selected
applicants will be hired as a county
employees, eligible for county benefits.
The physical location of employment
will be on site at Northeast Florida State
Hospitals. Preference will be given to
applicants with experience in running
a cash drawer, balancing and recon-
ciling accounts. Salary will be deter-
mined based upon applicable position,
experience and education. Applications
and position information, class speci-
fications and position descriptions are
available to pick up at NEFSH, Human
Resources, Administration Building
Room #10, 7487 S. SR 121, Macclenny,
FL 32063, 904-259-6211 ext. 1175 and
fax 904-259-7104. The position will
post in accordance with Baker County
posting requirements for a period of
14 days. Posting will begin on Monday,
March 5, 2007 and will close on Monday,
March 19, 2007. A faxed resume can be
accepted. A county applications and
the position information mailed upon
receipt or confirmed fax. Applications
cannot be considered after the closing
date of March 19, 2007. 3/8c
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools, benefits after 90 days. 259-
5877. 12/30tfc

American Inn is hiring for front desk.
Call 259-5100. 3/1tfc
Parttime office assistant, flexible hours.
Call and leave message 653-1656.3/8p
The Baker County Board of
Commissioners will be accepting appli-
cations until 3:00 pm on March 14, 2007
for full time/part time Paramedics/EMT
positions. Must be a Florida Certified
Paramedic or EMT with current AHA
Certification Health Care Provider and
ACLS certified (Paramedic). Florida
Firefighter I and II preferred but not
required. Additional training or certifica-
tion will be a plus. Full benefits provid-
ed. You may pick up applications at the
Emergency Operations Center located
1190 W. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny,
FL. 32063. The Baker County Board of
Commissioners reserves the right to
reject any and all applications. 3/8c
Northeast Florida State Hospital and
Baker County are in contract agreement
to recruit and select qualified applicants
for the following position: Support
Service Aide/Laundry Dept. Selected
applicants will be hired as a county
employees, eligible for county benefits.
The physical location of employment
will be on site at Northeast Florida State
Hospitals. Preference will be given to
applicants with experience in running
a cash drawer, balancing and recon-
ciling accounts. Salary will be deter-
mined based upon applicable position,
experience and education. Applications
and position information, class speci-
fications and position descriptions are
available to pick up at NEFSH, Human
Resources, Administration Building
Room #10, 7487 S.,SR 121, Macclenny,
FL 32063, 904-259-6211 ext. 1175 and
fax 904-259-7104. The position will
post in accordance with Baker County
posting requirements for a period of
14 days. Posting will begin on Monday,
March 5, 2007 and will close on Monday,
March 19, 2007. A faxed resume can be
accepted. A county applications and
the position information mailed upon
receipt or confirmed fax. Applications
cannot be considered after the closing
date of March 19, 2007. 3/8c

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, limita-
tion or discrimination based on race, color,
religion, sex, handicap, familiar status or
national origin, or an intention, to make any
such preference, limitation or discrimina-
tion." Familial status includes children under
the age of 18 living with parents or legal cus-
todians, pregnant women and people secur-
ing 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
newspaper are available on an equal oppor-
tunity basis. To complain of discrimination,
call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll
free telephone number for the impaired is
4 BR, 2 BA, 80x30 doublewide on 1
acre, $85,000. 904-662-2650. 3/1-8p
Three city lots in Macclenny, $75,000.
545-8316 or 259-2006. 3/1-8p
1-3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash discount. 912-
843-8118. 2/22tfc
5 acres by Sanderson Pipe with 2
mobile homes, excellent investment,
asking $145,000. 259-9066. 3/8p
Bryceville. 28+/- acres, zoned build-
able for 2 lots, $300,000. 904-483-7617
or 509-7269. 2/22-3/21 p
Your plans or mine! 1.28 acre lot with
existing well, septic and electric at 8797
Dupree Road; 1.02 acre near St. Marys
River with public boat ramp access,
$8000. Call 904-813-3091. 3/1tfc
Drastically reduced. Builders' spec
home, 4 BR, 2.5 BA, full brick at Copper
Creeks Hills. Jack Lee Construction, Inc.
904-259-7359 or 904-751-6053. 3/8c
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III, 2
large lot $65,000 each, 1 lot @ $55,000.
Please telephone 904-813-1580.1/25tfc
1-10 acres in the country, high & dry,
singlewide & doublewide on property,
large oaks, highway frontage, hayfield,
$199,900. 904-591-2916. 3/8p
acre lot, houses only, corner of
Westside and Madison in Glen St. Mary,
$45,900. 219-0480. 3/1tfc

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Elegant entrance brick home. 4 BR, 2
BA, 2400 SF heated, 13' ceilings, great
room, living room, dining room, break-
fast area, kitchen w/white cabinets, both
bathrooms w/jacuzzi, master BA/walk-
in shower, security system, surround
sound in great room, large sunroom
next to a screened inground pool. Brand
new 13 seer, high efficiency heat pump.
Sprinkler system, beautiful landscaping.
2 room detached garage w/12' alumi-
num lean to and a fenced area. All on 1
acre which has an underground petsafe
invisible fence. Wonderful neighbor-
hood. Great location. Serious inquires
only. $380,000. 259-4602 or 259-6546
or 219-2842. 8/24tfc
FSBO. 10 acres, several miles outside of
Glen, 1/10 mile off Hwy 90, nice prop-
erty, prime location, restricted to homes,
horses allowed, $128,000. 259-3878.
1/2 acre on 121 South, zoned mobile
or conventional home, $49,500. 838-
0035. 3/8tfc
By owner. 3 BR, 2 BA brick home,
1700 sf on 10 acres in Taylor (Baker
County). More land available. Very
secluded, house remodeled December
2006.18x27 ft. vinyl room, beautiful live
oaks, property high & dry, shed, barn,
many extras. Community surrounded by
national forest, $295,000. 259-9599.
FSBO. 2 BR, 2 BA on 5 acres with
porches, hayfield, pond, large oaks,
highway frontage, $104,000. 904-653-
0656 leave message. 3/8c
Peace & quiet. Brand new 3 BR 2 BA
Destiny doublewide mobile home on
4.36 acres, high quality home, $145,000.
838-3130. 1/25-3/15p
Country charmer just off Crews Road,
brand new 3 BR, 2 BA Destiny double-
wide mobile home on 2.87 acres, super
nice, $135,000. 838-3130. 1/25-3/15p
FSBO. 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on 2 acres,
zoned for 2 in Macclenny, $109,000.
904-653-1656 leave message. 3/8c
/4 acre lot, houses only, corner of
Westside and Madison in Glen St. Mary,
$45,900. 219-0480. 3/1tfc
1998 Fleetwood doublewide, 28x60 on
5 acres with pond, barn, shed, 2 wells,
many extras, $180,000. 904-339-2557.

3 BR, I1 BA brick home, CH/A, fenced
back yard, no inside pets, nice street off
Miltondale, $795/month, $750 deposit.
259-6488 or 536-3827. 3/8p
Cypress Pointe, 3 BR, 2 BA, $1150/
month, 496 Islemoreda Drive S. Patricia
Turner, Realty Executives, 556-9586.
Mobile homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-860-
4604. 3/17tfdc
New 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide, $800/
month. 838-0035. 3/8tfc
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on private lot,
CH/A, large yard, screen porch, no pets,
$700/month, 1st and last plus $500
deposit. 259-6849. 3/1-8p
Available March 1st. 3 BR, 2 BA mobile
home, carpet & vinyl flooring, living
room, kitchen, dining room on .50 acre
lot in Sanderson. All electric appliances,
$1600 security deposit, $800/month.
Please call between the hours of 9:00
am-5:00 pm, weekdays 259-3343.
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide, CH/A, non-
smokers, no pets, $800/month, $600
deposit. References required. 904-631-
8831 or 259-2686. 3/8p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, no pets, gar-
bage pickup, sewer, water & lawn main-
tenance provided, $600/month, $600
deposit. 912-843-8118. 2/15tfc
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home on nice lot in
Glen St. Mary, no pets inside or outside,
$300 deposit, $450/monthly. 259-6846.
2 BR, 1 BA apartment in Macclenny,
great neighborhood, no smoking, no
pets, $550/month, security deposit and
last month's rent. 859-3026.
3/1 tfc

A MUST SEE! Beautiful newer home
(2005) on .31 acres. Inside is immaculate.
4BR/2BA, over 2,000 sq ft. Move in ready!
MLS#353752, $238,987

doublewide on 5 acres. Split bedroom
arrangement; master suite w/garden tub.
Fully equipped kitchen, 12 X 9 detached
shed. MLS#353074, $135,000

2006 BRICK- Colonial 4BR/3BA home
w/approx 2900 sq ft heated-4300 sq ft
total w/additional detached 30 X 40,
3-car garage on approximately 2 acres.

IRREGULAR LOT! Wooded Riverview,
sloping, approximately Vz to 1 acre. Patio-
covered; deck wood; outside lighting.
MLS# 353536, $475,000

3 CITY LOTS-Well maintained brick
home on 3 city lots, 2,700 sq ft, 4BR/2BA,
pecan trees, detached garage & wood
floors. MLS#353112, $399,000

ALL BRICK 3BR/1 BA on large city lot,
newer roof, fresh paint inside, central
heat/ac, fenced back yard & workshop.
MLS#350781, $165,000

53 PICTURE PERFECT! Fenced, cross
fences, 2 ponds, elec. Well, septic system
& phone lines. MLS#307155, $680,000

Executive home, 4 BR, 2V2 BA in
Macclenny, double car garage, formal
dining and living room, screen porch,
$1600/month plus deposit. 904-705-
5453 or 772-643-1475 or 772-567-
4894. 3/1-8p

Smokey Mountain cabin with front
stream, near Cherokee, NC, Gatlinburg,
TN, Dollywood and Pigeon Forge, $325/
week. 386-752-0013. 2/1-4/19p
Winter Special. $99/night, 3 night mini-
mum, 1 BR, sleeps 4, oceanfront, St.
Augustine. 904-483-7617. 2/22-3/21p
2 BR, 2 BA ground floor condo, St.
Augustine, poolside, incredible ocean
view, $1000/week. 505-0083, www.

Come by, look at it and make me an
offer, 1981 Crown Point by Fleetwood,
singlewide, 60 ft., must sell, cheap, you
move. Call after 5:30 pm 259-4714.
2002 Fleetwood 16x72 singlewide, 3
BR, 2 BA, CH/A, DW, $25,000. Call 321-



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CFC certified, certificate in HVAC
area, 4-6 years experience, in industry.
Knowledge of refrigeration, heating
and electricity. Ability to teach &
manage classroom. Computer literate.
Contact: Tracy Hickman
Phone: 386-754-4324
Fax: 386-754-4824
Email: hickmant@lakecitycc.edu
Manual labor and grounds keeping
duties involving the general
maintenance and upkeep of College
grounds. Knowledge of tools and
machinery to perform the general
maintenance of grounds and buildings.
Salary $17,780.00
Annually plus benefits.
Application Deadline: March 14,2007
Phone: (386) 754-4314;
FAX (386) 754-4594
College application required. Position
details and application available on the
web at: www.lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resources
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ACREAGE 3.5 acres located just 35 miles
from Jacksonville. Mobile homes allowed.
MLS#341513, $49,900

acre w/privacy fence, 3 yr roof, storage building,
& large backyard. Immaculate! MLS#346143,

acre lot has two mobile homes. Fenced yard call
for more details! MLS# 354909, $150,000

609-0480, buymytrailerhome@yahoo.
com. 2/15-3/14p
1996 singlewide, 3BR, 2 BA, very nice,
newly remodeled, $8500. 251-5655.

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Public Auction
Wal-'Mart Fixtures
1160 South Sixth Street, Macclenny, FL

Saturday, March 10
10:00 am
Forklift, cardboard baler, compactor, flex conveyor, pallet rack-
ing, gondola shelving, peg board, jewelry cases, wall standards,
safe, bike rack, gun display, lockers, desks, benches, ladders,
dressing rooms, check outs, clothes racks, floor equipment, fabric
cutting tables, file cabinets, fire extinguishers, cigarette displays,
assorted displays...Too much to list!
Wal-Mart reserves the right to withdraw items prior to auction.
FL lic.#AU3425
Bonnette Auction Co.
318-443-6614 www.bonnetteauctions.com


Over the road drivers needed.
New trucks with ThermoKing APU's, 1800 watt inverters, top of the line
leather seats, walk-in condo sleepers, and new air-ride front suspension
for a smoother ride than you have ever experienced. Home several nights
most weeks as we have a good mixture of regional and over the road.
Home most weekends. Personalized dispatching that comes from only
dispatching 25 trucks locally.. Earn up to 30% of revenue immediately.
NO WAITING!!! New increased layover pay. Up to. $100.00 per day.
2 weeks vacation. $1200.00 per year Safety Bonus. Driver of the Year
bonus. Driver recruitment bonus. Medical and dental insurance. Need 2
years experience.
904-368-0777 or 888-919-8898

1395 Chaffee Road

South, Jacksonville


2,646 sq ft Colonial home on 10 acres, 3BR/2.5
BA w/ additional bonus room, playground for
children and so much more! MLS#325474,

JUST RE-DONE! Remodeled 3BR/1.5BA
w/formal dining, big fruit trees in yard, & large
workshop out back. Must see! MLS#354711,

VACANT LAND -40 acres of land for
development south of Sanderson. A
great investment property. MLS#329000,

WELL MAINTAINED Open floor plan
3BR/2BA in nice area of Macclenny
approx 1.5 acres w/over 1,800 sq ft in
good location. MLS#344923, $265,000

COUNTRY LIVING 28 plus acres of
vacant high and dry land in Macclenny.
MLS#317891, $630,000

IMMACULATE 2005 3BR/2BA home on
.31 acres, open floor plan, big backyard,
screened porch, & privacy fenced.
MLS#333101, $215,000

home w/ custom fence, crown molding,
large screen lanai, &jetted tub. Many
possibilities! MLS#315252, $379,900

BAKER COUNTY- 7.5 acres private
shady lot, partially cleared w/paved road
frontage. Already split in two parcels.
MLS#312559, $131,100

Bryceville w/double wide mobile home,
& concrete block workshop. Home sold as
is! MLS#329232, $168,500

BAKER COUNTY 3 acres for mobile
home or build to suit in Sanderson.
MLS#333770, $60,000


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday March 8, 2007 Page 15

_egali notices

Notice is given that the following permit was
issued on February 9, 2007:
Baker County 55 North Third Street Mac-
clenny, FL 32063, permit #42-003-108325-1. The
project is located in Baker County; Section 1,12,
13 Township 2 South, Range 21 East. The permit,
authorizes A Surface Water Management System
on 11.64 acres to serve a public road known as
Bob Burnsed Road. The receiving water body is
Saint Mary's River.
The files) containing the application for the
above listed permit is available for inspection Mon-
day through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the St. Johns River Water
Management District (District) Headquarters, 4049
Reid Street, Palatka, FL 32178-1429. A person
whose substantial interests are affected by the
District permitting decision may petition for ad-
ministrative hearing in accordance with sections
120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, or may
choose to pursue mediation as an alternative rem-
edy under section 120.573, Florida statutes, before
the deadline for filing a petition. Choosing media-
tion will not adversely affect the right to a hearing
if mediation does not result in a settlement. The
procedures for pursuing mediation are set forth
in section 120.573, Florida Statutes, and rules
28-106.111 and 28-106.401-404 Florida Admin-
istrative Code. Petitions must comply with the re-
quirements of Florida Administrative code Chapter
28-106 and be filed with (received by) the District
Clerk located at District Headquarters, Highway
100 West, Palatka, FL 32177. Petitions for admin-
istrative hearing on the above applications) must
be filed within twenty-one (21) days of publication
of this notice or within twenty-six (26) days of
the District depositing notice of this intent in the
mail for those persons to whom the District mails
actual notice. Failure to file a petition within this
time period shall constitute a waiver of any rights)
such person may have to request an administrative
determination (hearing) under sections 120.569
and 120.57, F.S., concerning the subject permit.
Petitions which are not filed in accordance with the
above provisions are subject to dismissal.
Because the administrative hearing process is
designed to formulate final agency action, the filing
of a petition means that the District's final action
may be different from the position taken by it in
this notice of intent. Persons whose substantial
interests will be affected by any such final decision
of the District on the application have the right to
petition to become a party to the proceeding, in ac-
cordance with the requirements set forth above.


America's Best Storage will conduct a public
sale to the highest bidder for cash only on their
premises at 305 East Florida Avenue, Macclenny,
FL 32063, on Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 10:00
am on the following units:
# 82 Tina Watkins, household items
#30 Cornal Thornton, household items
#43 J.W. Binion, household items
#104 Sharon Yarbrough, household items
#89 Timmy & Crystal Long, household items
#36 Trudy Sarman, household items
The company reserves the right to reject any bid
and withdraw any items from the sale.

Notice is given that the following
issued on February 16, 2007:
Baker County 55 North Third S
ny, FL 32063, permit #400-003-10
project is located in Baker County, Se
Township 2 South, Range 21 East.
thorizes A Surface Water Manageme
0.22 acres to serve a North culvert c
as Bob Burnsed Road. The receiving
Saint Mary's River.
The file(s) containing the appli
above listed permit is available for in
day through Friday except for legal
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the St. John
Management District (District) Head
Reid Street, Palatka, FL 32178-14
whose substantial interests are al
District permitting decision may p
ministrative hearing in accordance
120.569 and 120.57, Florida Stat
choose to pursue mediation as an a
edy under section 120.573, Florida s
the deadline for filing a petition. Ch
tion will not adversely affect the rigl
if mediation does not result in a s
procedures for pursuing mediation
in section 120.573, Florida Statul
28-106.111 and 28-106.401-404 F
istrative Code. Petitions must comp
quirements of Florida Administrative
28-106 and be filed with (received I
Clerk located at District Headquar
100 West, Palatka, FL 32177. Petitic
Sistrative hearing on the above appli
be filed within twenty-one (21) days
of this notice or within twenty-six
the District depositing notice of thi
mail for those persons to whom thi
actual notice. Failure to file a petit
time period shall constitute a waiver
such person may have to request an
determination (hearing) under sec
and 120.57, F.S., concerning the s
Petitions which are not filed in accord
above provisions are subject to dism
Because the administrative heal
designed to formulate final agency a
of a petition means that the Distric
may be different from the position
this notice of intent. Persons who
interests will be affected by any suci
of the District on the application ha
petition to become a party to the pro
cordance with the requirements set f

Notice is given that the following permit was
issued on February 20, 2007:
Baker County 55 North Third Street Macclen-
ny, FL 32063, permit #400-003-108325-3. The
project is located in Baker County, Section 1,12, 13
Township 2 South, Range 21 East. The permit au-
thorizes A Surface Water Management System on
0.016 acres to serve South culvert crossing known
as Bob Burnsed Road. The receiving water body is
EN BY THE Saint Mary's River.
ER The file(s) containing the application for the
CT above listed permit is available for inspection Mon-
ng permit was day through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the St. Johns River Water
street Macclen- Management District (District) Headquarters, 4049
252 The Reid Street, Palatka, FL 32178-1429. A person
8325-2.. The 1 whose substantial interests are affected by the
ct ion 1,12, 13 District permitting decision may petition for ad-
The permit au- ministrative hearing in accordance with sections
ent System on 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, or may
crossing known choose to pursue mediation as an alternative rem-
water body is edy under section 120.573, Florida statutes, before
the deadline for filing a petition. Choosing media-
ication for the tion will not adversely affect the right to a hearing
section Mon- if mediation does not result in a settlement. The
holidays, 8:00 procedures for pursuing mediation are set forth
s River Water in section 120.573, Florida Statutes, and rules
quarters, 4049 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-404 Florida Admin-
129. A person istrative Code. Petitions must comply with the re-
ffected by the quirements of Florida Administrative code Chapter
petition for ad- 28-106 and be filed with (received by) the District
with sections Clerk located at District Headquarters, Highway
tutes, or may 100 West, Palatka, FL 32177. Petitions for admin-
Iternative rem- istrative hearing on the above applications) must
statutes, before be filed within twenty-one (21) days of publication
oosing media- of this notice or within twenty-six (26) days of
ht to a hearing the District depositing notice of this intent in the
settlement. The mail for those persons to whom the District mails
Share set forth actual notice. Failure to file a petition within this
tes, and rules time period shall constitute a waiver of any rights)
lorida Admin- such person may have to request an administrative
ily with the re- determination (hearing) under sections 120.569
e code Chapter and 120.57, F.S., concerning the subject permit.
by) the District Petitions which are not filed in accordance with the
ters, Highway above provisions are subject to dismissal.
ons for admin- Because the administrative hearing process is
cation(s) must designed to formulate final agency action, the filing
of ( dicatio of a petition means that the District's final action
Intent in the may be different from the position taken by it in
is ntet in te this notice of intent. Persons whose substantial
SDistrict mails interests will be affected by any such final decision
ion within this of the District on the application have the right to
oadfnistrative petition to become a party to the proceeding, in ac-
ainn 1isrn ati cordance with the requirements set forth above.
s noit 120.569

subject permit.
dance with the
ring process is
action, the filing
act's final action
taken by it in
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ave the right to
iceeding, in ac-
forth above.



County Board of Commissioners will be holding
a workshop on Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 6:00
pm in the Commission Chambers at 55 North Third
Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063. This meeting
will be in conjunction with the Representatives of
DuPont Mining to discuss mining operations in the
Deerfield Area. The public is invited to attend.


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CASE NO: 02-2007CP-0010

IN RE: The Estate of:
Randolph Carson Rhoden
(One PR)

The administration of the estate of Randolph
Carson Rhoden, deceased, File Number 02-2007-
CP-0010, is pending in the Probate Court, Baker
County, Florida, the address of which is: 339 East
Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063
The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.

All interested persons are notified that:

All persons on whom this notice is served,
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative, venue, or jurisdiction of this court, are
required to file their objections with this court,
Within the later of three months after the date of
the first publication of this notice or thirty days
after the date of service of a copy of this notice
on them.
All creditors of the decedent, and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice
is served, within three months after the date of
the first publication of this notice, must file their
claims with this court, within the later of three
months after the date of the first publication of this
notice or thirty days after the date of service of a
copy of this notice on them.
All other creditors of the decedent, and per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate, must file their claims with this court within
three months after the date of the first publication
of this notice.

All claims and objections not so filed will be for-.
ever barred..

The date of the first publication of this notice is
March 8, 2007.
Kathy Box
Personal Representative

Frank E. Maloney, Jr. Esquire
Attorney for Personal Representative
445 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063
(904) 259-3155
Florida Bar No.: 142990


Please take notice at the regular meeting of
the City Council on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at
6:00 o'clock P.M. at City Hall, 118 East Macclenny
Avenue, Macclenny, Florida, the City of Macclenny
will consider the below Ordinanceo forfinal reading:
A bill to be entitled an ordinance creating the
Macclenny water and sewer line capacity charge
for all future connection to the city water and sewer
system; renumbering Chapter 21 Articles V and VI
to become Chapter 21 Articles VI and VII; creating
a new Chapter 21 Article V water and sewer line
capacity charge; making findings of fact; providing
for system line capacity charge to be imposed; pro-
viding for service zones for the city of Macclenny;
providing for system line capacity charge on new
and existing units; providing for the assessment
and re-evaluation of fee from time to time; provid-
ing fop use of proceeds of fee; providing for saving
clause; providing for an effective date.

Anyone having an interest in the final reading of this
Ordinance is invited to attend the meeting.


bakIercountypresI i

CASE NO.: 02-2007-CP-0012

IN RE: The Estate of:
(One PR)

The administration of the estate of Noah
Romines, Jr., deceased, File Number 02-2007-
CP-0012, is pending in the Probate Court, Baker
County, Florida, the address of which is: 339 East
Macclenny Avenue, Macclenhy, FL 32063
The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth'below.

All interested persons are notified that:

All persons on whom this notice is served,
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative, venue, or jurisdiction of this court, are
required to file their objections with this court,
within the later of three months after the date of
the first publication of this notice or thirty days
after the date of service of a copy of this notice
on them.
All creditors of the decedent, and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice
is served, within three months after the date of
the first publication of this notice, must file their
claims with this court, within the later of three
months after the date of the first publication of this
notice or thirty days after the date of service of a
copy of this notice on them.
All other creditors of the decedent, and per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate, must file their claims with this court within
three months after the date of the first publication
of this notice.

All claims and objections not so filed will be for-
ever barred..
The date of the first publication of this notice
is March 8, 2007.
Jacquelyn McHaffie
Personal Representative

Frank E. Maloney, Jr., Esquire,
Attorney for Personal Representative
445 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063
(904) 259-3155
Florida Bar No.: 142990




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The Department of Community Affairs announces
a public meeting to which all interested parties are

DATE AND TIME: March 13, 2007 at 1:00 pm

PLACE: Baker County Administration Building,
Commission Chambers, 55 North Third Street
MacClenny, Florida 32063

PURPOSE: The Department of Community Affairs
(DCA) is seeking a public or nonprofit entity to
administer the Weatherization Assistance Program
(WAP) and the Weatherization-Low Income Home
Energy Assistance Program (WAP-LIHEAP) in Baker
County. Entities interested in contracting with DCA
to provide these services should be present at this
public meeting in order to be informed of the quali-
fications and application requirements. Selection
of an entity will be based on the entity's experi-
ence and performance in weatherization or housing
renovation activities, and in assisting low-income
persons in the area to be served, and the entity's
capacity to undertake a timely and effective weath-
erization program. Preference will be given to any
Community Action Agency or other public or non-
profit entity which has, or is currently administering
an effective DCA funded Weatherization Assistance
Program. The following qualities will be reviewed:
(1) the extent to which the past or current program
achieved or is achieving weatherization goals in a
timely fashion; (2) the quality of work performed by
the entity; (3) the number, qualifications, and expe-
rience of the staff members of the entity; (4) the
ability of the entity to secure volunteers, train par-
ticipants and public service employment workers;
and (5) maintain compliance'with administration
and financial management requirements.

ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN: The DCA will review
all submitted applications, and make a deci-
sion regarding each entity's eligibility to provide
Weatherization Assistance Program services to
SBaker County. Recommendations will then be
prepared by the Department staff for the selected
entity for subsequent consideration and approval or
disapproval by the Department's Secretary.

tional information or questions may be addressed
to Norm Gempel, Manager, Florida Department
of Community Affairs, Sadowski Building, 2555
Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-2100, (850) 488-7541, or FAX (850) 488-

APPEALS INFORMATION: If a person decides
to appeal any decision of the Department of
Community Affairs with respect to any matter con-
sidered at this public meeting, he or she will need a
formal record of the proceeding, and for such pur-
poses he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceeding is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be made.

Anyone who wants a copy of the agenda or addi-
tional information on this meeting may write or
call: Mr. Norm Gempel, Manager, Department
of Community Affairs, Sadowski Building, 2555
Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-2100, (850) 488-7541, or FAX (850) 488-

Any person requiring a special accommodation
at this meeting because of a disability or physi-
cal impairment should contact the Department of
Community Affairs at (850) 488-7541 at least five
(5) calendar days prior to the meeting. If you are
hearing or speech impaired, please contact the
Department of Community Affairs using the Florida
Dual Party Relay System which can be reached at
1 (800) 955-8770 (voice) and 1 (800) 955-8771

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