Group Title: Baker County Press (Macclenny, Fla. : 1929).
Title: The Baker County press
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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Baker County Press
Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Publication Date: February 14, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Macclenny (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Baker County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Baker -- Macclenny
Coordinates: 30.283333 x -82.116667 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 39 (Jan. 2, 1931).
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Volume ID: VID00160
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Paid circulation leader Winner of I4 tate awards forjournalism excellence in 2007

78th Year, Vol. 42 Thursday, February 14, 2008 Macclenny, Florida 50O

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Friday, February 15
8:00 pm Artillery night firing
Saturday, February 16
8:00 am Presentation of Colors
9:00 am 6:15 (Open to public) -
Reenactment Camp & Sutlers Row
1:00 pm Medical Demonstration

1:30 pm Ladies Tea at the Ball Tent
2:30 pm Period Music Concert
3:15 pm Introduction to the Battle of
3:30 pm Battle reenactment
Sunday, February 17
8:30 am Presentation of Colors

9:00 am Union Monument Ceremony
9:00 am Medical demonstration
12:30 pm Period music concert
9:00 am 3:00 pm (Open to public)
Reenactment of Camp & Sutlers Row
1:30 pm 32nd Annual Olustee Battle
Reenactment, 144th anniversary of the
original battle.

New home permittin is still in tank
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The slow pace of new home construction
in Baker County since the housing market I
turned south last Spring has continued into .I -
2008 with only nine permits issued so far
this year. -
But that hasn't stopped KB Home from Greystonei
testing the waters at the Greystone subdivi-
The national home builder recently re- -.So Coming
turned its sign to the 123-acre property south S Soon!
of Baker County High School and north of
US 90. .
"We put the sign up with our 800 num- -
ber and web site to help us gauge interest in the 2
the development," said Cara Kane, a spokes-
woman for KB Home in Jacksonville. How-
ever, no contracts have been signed yet with .-.
Greystone's owner Forte-Macaulay of Mel-
bourne. KB Home decided to re-g
At this time last year, the City of Mac-
clenny was on pace to reach the previous
year's new home permit total of 120 for 2006. The city began the
first five months of 2007 averaging 11.8 new homes each month.


But that average began to fall significantly
by late spring. From June to December 2007,
only an average of four new homes were per-
mitted each month.
In the unincorporated areas of Baker
County, which averages about 100 new
homes a year, a similar trend emerged. Last
year saw only 73 new home permits versus
107 in 2006. The county averaged about six
per month for 2007.
The county's top building official Bob
...-' -. 1 Hathcox has been in the business for more
:..-=..-+." -.. than 30 years and said Baker County's num-
S- ". ,-'. ,- bers dropped by 29 percent in 2007.
'"-.- "The !..,'.i,4 market iluilc n.i : .1 every-
-,". one knows," he said. "But a building official
A- I spoke with in Nassau County was say-
ing they're still booming over there. It has
slowed a little bit in Baker County and we'll
just have to wait and see where it goes. Is
29 percent significant? It's worth keeping an
the market at Greystone, eye on,"
Mr. Hathcox added he's confident the
housing market will rebound, "The problem
is whether it's going to be sooner or later."

B CSO declines owners' request tofile theft charge

against employeefor theft ofthe Standards e-fies
The sheriff's department on February 6 he took the ac- president Laviece Smallwood other owners R.H. (Dic
will' not be filing theft or other tion because he was about to be dismissed Mr. Carr, editor Ruth Davis and Ron Vonk, took
charges against a former em- fired. Worthington and office man- action in retaliation for the
ployee of The Baker County The report notes that on Jan- ager Sondra Miller. moval of computers and v
Standard for removing com- uary 31, the newspaper's board Ms. Smallwood, along with (See page 4)
puters from the newspaper's
Macclenny office the weekend
of January 25-27.
Several of the 19 owners
of the newspaper sought toear exactly wh
have criminal charges brought w
against Wayne Carr, 65, the for-
mer ng o t incientre- Tami Harvey left hygienistjob
port dated February 8, Mr. Carr lassro;
cleared out three computers and for the see her
six operating systems from the
newspaper office that weekend, b
along with furniture that had tudentslea is the big payoff
been loaned, lea n he
The three computers and Volunteering at Westside stood how important that was,"
software belonged to Mr. Carr, Elementary School when her said Ms. Harvey,
said chief sheriff's investiga- daughters were enrolled there The Macclenny Elementary
tor Chuck Brannan, and the led Tami Harvey to pursue her teacher credits her family with
accused said in an interview dream of hpeomin na tpeachr snnnrtino her anl sacrificino 4

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The former
dental hygien-
ist and re-
cently named
Baker County
Teacher of the
Year worked
14 years with
Oak Hill Den-

Press Staff

tal Group in Lake City, then
.decided to follow her heart and
make a change.
"My husband Derek encour-
aged me. As a farmer, he got
up each day and went to work
loving what he did. He under-

so she could earn her degree.
According to Ms. Harvey, her
husband understood making
the sacrifice to pay for her
degree from the University of
North Florida would pay off in
the end, both financially and
emotionally. He took on the
role of both father and mother
to the couple's two daughters.
"He could see the big pie-
ture and he was my number
one supporter through the three
years it took." said Ms. Harvey.
"I couldn't have done it without


Today, Ms. Harvey is exact-
ly where she wants to be, in a
classroom, surrounded by chil-

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lere she wants to be'
in her third year
of teaching at
Macclenny El-
She loves the
children and es-

dren, helping young minds be-
come eager to learn. Certified
through the sixth grade, she is

pecially enjoys
seeing their re-
actions when
they get excited
about learning
S "It makes
the cost of my
education, every
penny, worth it,"
she says.
The 2007
honoree recalls
S an especially
moving experi-
ence that hap-
pened during her
first year. One
boy had extreme
difficulty grasp-
Y KE.Iu LAX\\I,i\\ ing the basics of
the subjects, es-
pecially reading. It was heart-
(See page 4)

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Press Staff

City budget soared

45% from 2002-07;

county's was up 30%

Press Staff
Spending by local governments has steadily increased the past
five years as surging home valuations poured more and more prop-
erty tax dollars into municipal coffers.
But with the passage of the property tax amendment last month,
more than 60 percent of Floridians seemed to agree that local bud-
gets needed trimming and a tax cut was just the way to do it.
So how much did the budgets of Baker County and the City of
Macclenny grow?
From 2002 to 2007, the city's budget grew by 45 percent from
$4.1 million to $7.9 million while the population grew an esti-
mated 2 percent each year or 10 percent during those five years.
City Manager Gerald Dopson pointed to new firemen and sher-
iff's deputies as part of the increase as well as a number of "one-time
budget increases."
"Most of that would be attributed to the law enforcement and fire
and safety programs," he said. "We continued to expand those ser-
vices. Last year we got two additional deputies and several addi-
tional firemen to ensure we had coverage around the clock. We used
to be a strictly volunteer fire department."
In addition, he said last year $600,000 was budgeted for a road
resurfacing program, another $1.8 million was allocated for water
and sewer infrastructure improvements and the city's contract with
the Baker County Sheriff's Office rose by about $90,000.
But that's the city's overall budget, which includes impact fees,
grants and other revenue sources. The city's financial records show
a steady increase in property tax dollars as well.
A little more than $400,000 was taken in during the 2002-2003
fiscal year at a rate of $3.65 per $1,000 of taxable property value.
Five years later that figure was $682,000.
And while the tax rate remained the same into the 2006-2007
fiscal year, in legal terms, the city commission was raising property
taxes each year by not adopting the rollback rate, or rate needed to
generate the same amount in taxes as the previous year.
The highest property tax increase came last year at almost 17
percent above the rollback rate.
Baker County's financial records reveal a slightly different pat-
Although the total budget dropped by $5 million from 2003 to
2004, it rose roughly $4 million during the next three years to $21.8
million and now stands at $25.8 million.
The percentage increase from fiscal year 2003-2004 to today is
30 percent.
With respect to property taxes, the county took in $2.5 million
more in fiscal year 2006-2007 than it did in the 2003-2004 fiscal
year. And like the city, Baker County was technically raising taxes
during the last five years by keeping the same rate $8.96 per
$1,000 of taxable property value while the value of property be-
ing taxed skyrocketed.
It was only this year that the state legislature mandated a 3-per-
cent reduction in the tax rate.
The county's highest property tax increase came last year too,
at almost 15 percent above the rollback rate. But with voters state-
wide mandating cuts by way of the tax amendment, both the city and
county are looking at ways to stay in ihe black.
The county's information services director Nick Frilling said the
county estimates its losses from the amendment at $656,000, which
is far less than the $1.4 million ex- (See page 4)

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 14, 2008 Page 2

ames Beattie has been vol-
unteering with the Baker
County Family YMCA since
he was 12. Last week, Mr. Be-
attie, now 19, was honored for
those years of selfless service
when he became a subject of The
Power of One, a weekly feature
of Jacksonville's Channel Twelve
The fea-
ture high- By
lights the
contributions Kelley
of individu- Lannigan
als who give
their time Press Staff
and talent
back to a
The recognition surprised the
unassuming Mr. Beattie, who
says he simply enjoys thq work
and likes being around the teen-
agers. He thinks of the YMCA
as his home away from home.
YMCA staff members Sara
Gerard and Freddie Oca nomi-
nated Mr. Beattie for The Power
of One accolade. Channel 12
news anchor Joy Purdy came to
Macclenny to interview Mr. Be-
attie at the YMCA teen center.
During the interview, he gave
Ms. Purdy a spirited pool les-
son, a game he often plays with
the teens.
"I've basically been at the
YMCA since day one, when it
first opened its doors seven years
ago," said Mr. Beattie.
Back then, the staff was still
trying to get the facility up and
running, which meant pitching
in to help do everything, includ-
ing interior painting.
"I can paint," declared the de-
termined youth then. "I'll help."
He's been volunteering at the
YMCA in some capacity ever
since. Because he was home-
schooled, the activity helped fill
the social and1recreational voids
the curriculum didn't supply.
And'hejust.liked being helpful.,
Mr. Beattie participates in the
camp programs each summer,
helps stripe the athletic fields
and serves as a monitor at the
Northeast Florida State Hospital
gym the YMCA uses for its bas-
ketball program. He's involved
in the football and soccer pro-
grams as well, and even helps
teens with their homework after

"I've done it all around here,"
he says. "Reception, concessions
at games, cleaning the place up
- I just love to work and be
around the people."
A major way Mr. Beattie
contributes his time is through
his involvement with the teen
outreach program Triple T, as
well as Outspoken, a program
that encourages abstinence from
drugs, alcohol and irresponsible
sexual activity. He says he gets a
lot of personal gratification from
the time spent at the YMCA.
"Parents do sometimes thank
me for being involved with their
kids," acknowledges Mr. Beat-
tie. "I think they (the teens) just
like having a bond with some-
one, an older person they can
hang with and feel comfortable
talking to."
This dedicated volunteer is
looking forward to continuing
his own education. He starts
Lake City Community College
in the fall and plans to focus on
"I like writing and film," he

said, "Maybe something in jour-
nalism or media arts."
He isn't completely sure of
the career direction he will go

in, but one thing is for certain.
"I'll always volunteer," he

YMCA volunteer James Beattie with Channel 12 anchor Joy Purdy.Below YMCA
volunteer James Beattie gives Channel 12 anchor Joy Purdy a pool lesson.

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THE Tragic explosion is proof

BAKERCOUthat all is not sweet' when


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Post Office Bo\ 598 ** 101 South 5" St.
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(904) 259-2400
Tie Baker County Press is published each
Thursday by Baker County Press, Inc.
Periodicals postage paid under permit
issued April 12, 1929 at the post office in
Macclenny, Florida.

$23.C'0e a ar ride Baker County; $35.00
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FEATURES Kelley Lannigan
NEWS EDITOR- Joel Addington
Jessica Prevatt
23Ri hLCS- Jessica Alford
Robert Gerard
Karin Thomas
Barbara Blackshear

Phone 904/259-2400 ,
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Mail PO Box 598
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prior to 5:00 p.m: on the Monday
prior to publication, unless otherwise
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after this time will not be guaranteed
for publication. It is requested that all i
news items be typed to insure accu-
racy in print.

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es and social events must be submit-
Sted within four weeks of the event. It is
your responsibility to ensure photogra-
phers, etc. are aware of this policy.

Letters to the editor are
welcome, but must con-
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writer, a telephone num-
ber where the writer may
be contacted and city of
residence. Letters must
reflect opinions and
statements on issues of
current interest to the
general public. The news-
paper reserves the right
to reject any material
which in the newspaper's
judgement does not meet
standards of publication.

it comes to making sugar

I overheard part of a conver-
sation last week regarding the
tragic explosion at the Imperial
Sugar Company refinery near
Port Wentworth, Ga.
"I don't get it, really," said

the man at the
table next to me.
"How can sugar
explode, any-
His confu-
sion was un-
I was once as
uninformed on



the subject as he. Most of us pay
little mind to where our food re-
ally comes from or what it takes
to get it to our tables. When I
stumbled a while back across an
article about the process of mak-
ing sugar, I was surprised.
Sugar is made in a 'refinery.'
So is gasoline and, even laymen
have some concept of the com-
plexity of that type of facility.
The entire process is too in-
volved and lengthy to elaborate
on in this space, but here are a
few highlights.
Huge, complex machines
chop, boil, spin, bleach and filter
raw beets or sugar cane. Lime,
phosphorous and diatomaceous
earth are added during certain
stages of the refining process.
So is calcium carbide and car-
bon dioxide.
The resulting substance is
clarified by being passed through
charcoal (made with, unbeliev-
ably, charred cow bones) and
boiled under pressure. Crystal-
ization is induced.
The sugar product goes into
a centrifuge, is separated, then
blasted with hot air in a granu-
lator and finally run through a
A bit taken aback at the pro-
cess? So was I. In other words,
it's a dangerous practice involv-
ing some questionable substanc-
es. That innocent looking sweet,
white powder seems to be pro-

duced at considerable risk to the
workers who labor to get it to
your kitchen table.
But did the Imperial accident
involve the actual sugar, at some
stage of refinement, technically
exploding? Or
was explosion
AC K I the result of
) faulty equip-
Cment or human
-CH error operating
the complicated
NNIGAN machinery of
industry? Or
some combina-

tion of all three?
Since the Imperial accident
I've browsed the Internet for
info on the subject and learned
that. not the sugar, but the huge
amounts of dust generated by
the sugar, is the real culprit. And
given the right conditions, sugar
dust is highly volatile.
According the US Occupa-
tional Safety & Health Admin-
istration's web site, the presence
of static electricity, sparks from
metal tools or a cigarette can ig-
nite sugar dust explosions.
Who would have thought?
Just not something that occurs to
us as we scarf down that sinfully
sweet Snickers Bar or carton of
Ben & Jerry's.
Sugar is, after all, an ener-
gy source for the human body
(plants, too) Sugar is a fuel. The
nature of fuels is a tendency, un-
der the right conditions, to com-
bust. You can run an automobile
on ethanol, which is madefr-om.;
cori;- A-id-'v`-h ea rd-rc-aTi in
of getting a car back to Baker
County after.running out of gas
on a remote section of Hwy 228
using the only thing available at
the time moonshine (hey, it's
made from sugar).
I think I'll switch to honey.
At least the "refining" process is
natural. A bee sting hurts, but it
doesn't blow up the whole build-

Insurance riders required

of all 'red light' responders
Dear Editor:
Here are more thoughts regarding volunteer firefighters responding
in their personal vehicles with red lights:
V They are required to notify their auto insurance carrier of their
use of red lights. I would be willing to say that none of them have it
would raise their insurance rates.
If they were to get into a wreck while responding in their personal
vehicle (with light on) and no proper insurance coverage, do you think
their insurance carrier would cover them?
Probably not. This is a huge liability issue for the county and city.
V Why run red lights at all in personal vehicles? Having worked
for rescue in this county, I can with confidence say that a lot of people
won't even yield for an ambulance with red lights and a siren. What
makes you believe they would do it for someone driving their personal
vehicle with red lights?
Driving lights and sirens is extremely dangerous. Ask anyone who
has done it for a living and they will tell you how bad it is.


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DOOR 6:00 p.m.

PRIZES at Agricultural Center
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No charges in fie erasure

i| i; (from page 1) a'"'' He also believes he,was. e
impany records includingap- c, _, eluded from meetings as a men
counts receivable. iber of the executive board. Unt
The three dismissed employ- December, he was treasurer. Ott
ees constituted the newspaper's er owners besides Mr. Carr an
full time staff. Other part time Mr. Starling who left the boar
workers including news report- then were Rbnnie Kirkland, an
ers quit after learning of the fir- other retired school administn
ings. tor, and David Crawford, wh

Mr. Carr and Ms. Worthington
told investigators Brannan and
Steve Harvey they believed their
jobs were in jeopardy after the
December resignation of former
school superintendent Tim Star-
ling as board chairman.
Mr. Starling, along with Ms.
Smallwood and other school dis-
trict administrators, is among the
Standard's stockholders.
According to the ex-employ-
ees, Ms. Smallwood had long
sought to fire them, but Mr. Star-
ling resisted. Mr. Vonk, a retired
school principal, did the actual
firing, the owners told police.
Ms. Smallwood and Mr. Da-
vis told Investigator Brannan
they never fired the trio, but
"they fired themselves by their
Ms. Worthington and Ms.
Miller told police they were un-
aware that equipment had been
taken from the newspaper office
on US 90 until they went to work
on January 28.
The two said they produced
that week's edition using "demo
downloads" of computer pro-
grams. They denied accusations
by the owners that they knew
about Mr. Carr's actions in ad-
Mr. Carr insisted during his
interview that he acted aldne and
his "breaking point"' was when
Ms. Smallwood came through
the newspaper office and told
him he could not drink coffee in
the work area.
He also said he was tipped off
by "a secret source on the board"
on January 25 of the impend-
ing firings and began remov-
ing property after regular office
hours that evening.

'Exactly where she wants to be...


was removed last year as prin-
cipal of Baker High shortly after
it received a "D" rating by the
state. He is currently the district's
maintenance chief.
Mr. Carr is the son of the late
Ray Carr, one of the original
owners who started the news-
paper in 1992. His mother Olga
was a frequent and vocal critic of
the board in past years, and Mr.
Davis has since purchased her

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How should local governments
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Democrats to meet
The Baker County Democrat
Committee will hold its monthly
meeting at 7:00 pm on Tuesday,
February 19 at 152 College St.
All party members are welcome
to attend.
For more details, phone 259-

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S(from pagge 1) ,
breaking to watch his struggle.
One day, nearly halfway through
the school year, he looked up
from his book, and said almost
in wonderment, 'Ms. Harvey, I
know what this is ... I can read
this word.'
"He had tears in his eyes be-
cause he was finally getting it,"
she said. "I will never forget
A typical school day for Ms.
Harvey begins with a 90-minute
reading block. Part of the time
is spent one on one with each
After lunch there's phonics,
science, social studies and math.
Reading instruction is integrated
with science and social studies.
Because the Martin Luther King
holiday fell during January, Ms.
Harvey chose the civil rights
advocate as a recent topic for
integrated reading in her social
studies unit.
"Life skills are part of what
we teach and so we talked about
conflict resolution in relation to
Dr. King," said Ms. Harvey.
She likes to put forth such ex-
amples as:
How would you feel if some-
one refused to play with you or
took your pencil? How would
you feel to see someone else
hurt or mistreated you?
Ms. Harvey feels it important
to teach the Golden Rule, to do
unto others as you would have
them do unto you. She points out
that with so many broken and
problematic homes in today's
society, the classroom may be
the only place some children get
such instruction. She tries to in-

still in them the idea that in her
classroom they are all "family."
At the beginning of the year,
she asks her students what they
want to get out of school, what
they want when they come each
"If you read between the
lines, what they want is to feel
safe," she says. "And that's part
of being a family."
Ms. Harvey practices a per-
sonal policy in her classroom
by not posting graded projects
visibly on bulletin boards. She
instead confers with and encour-
ages students individually.
"You won't see any papers or
projects graded 100 displayed
here. For some children a 70 is
their 100. I know it is the best
they can do," she says.
She implements a lot of ag-
ricultural themes into the chil-
dren's instruction. For the ac-
celerated reading project, each
child has a "farm." As AR
books are completed, a student
earns points represented by dif-
ferent animals, which then go to
"live" on the farm. With each 25
points, another animal goes to
live on the farm and the barn-
yard starts to fill up.
"It's sort of like a deposit in
their own reading bank," she
A project proving to be very
popular with the children in-
volves astronauts, part of the sci-
ence earth and space unit.
"They had an assignment
to make an astronaut at home,
says Ms. Harvey. "They came
up with some wonderful designs
which are now displayed in the

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when the paperwork starts and
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state requires proof of teaching
and also what is done to improve
performance if the initial strat-
egy isn't getting the desired re-
"So there is a lot of account-
ability and documentation re-
quired. It can be challenging,"
she says.
Even with the copious paper-
work, Ms. Harvey considers her
job a dream come true. She says
she feels lucky to have had the
opportunity to change careers
and pursue something she dearly
loves. She also sees her work as
an investment for the future on a
bigger scale than just her com-
"We owe it to the children to
prepare them as much as pos-
sible to function positively and
productively in society and in
life," she said. "If we don't, we
can't then criticise them if they
end up doing a poor job of run-
ning the country."

Budges soar

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pected'before the-amendment-
"It's not-as bad as it was but
we're still losing more than half-,
a-million dollars," he said.
County manager Joe Cone,
was unavailable for comment,
this week, .but said in January,
the county would do whatever
it had to with regard to budget
Mr. Dopson said he expects
that Macclenny will have to find.
about $150,000 to cut from his.
budget, which is far less than the
$300,000 to $400,000 he antici-,
pated losing originally.
He also said that first on the
cutting block 'would be grants
to community groups like the-
Council on Aging and the li-
"Nothing's off the table," he,
said, adding that layoffs would.
be avoided if possible.
Had it been up to Baker Coun-
ty voters, the homestead amend-,
ment would not have passed in:
the January 29 primary. It drew,
the support of 51 percent of vot-
ers here, and 64 percent state-
wide. At least 60 percent had tp.
affirm it to pass.

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Rentals, FSBO and yard sales

First Baptist Church
jof Macclenny
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r 372 S. Sixth Street at W. Minnesota Ave.

School board hosts receivefive stadium seats...
Each year in mid January, members of Taylor Church host one of several off-site meetings of the Baker County School Board. The
church is known for its gracious reception after the meeting, always providing a large array of sandwiches, finger foods, cakes,
cookies, iced tea and coffee. "We know not to eat supper when the meeting is hosted by Taylor church," one attendee stated. To
recognize the volunteers who put on such a gracious spread, the board presented them with complimentary portable stadium
seats. The hosts pictured here (l-r) include Tracy Holland, Pam Norman, Carolyn Linster, Pastor Jim Cox and Roger Godwin.

Committee formed to explore

loophole in homestead division

Press Staff
A loophole in Baker County's
land development regulations
used to circumvent subdivision
rules will remain open a little

longer thanks to
a new task force
charged with
finding a new
way to handle
the matter,
Last week,
the county com-
mission agreed
tb defer voting
on changes to
the homestead
division provi-
sion of the code
that, according
to planning di-!
re'tor Ed Pres-
ton, has allowed
landowners to
carve out as
many as a doz-
en lots without
having to pave
roads, meet set-
backs rules or
provide storm
water retention.
The provi-
sion permits

Task force n
Mike Griff
County Comm
Ed Preston, I
ty planning dir

Jack Baker,
ning Agency c
Tim Sweat,
John Kenned

Tina Smith,

Sonny Regi
erty owner
Derek Harve

property owners of less than 320
acres to sell two, 2.5-acre tracts
each year. The change deferred
during the February 5 commis-
sion meeting and recom-
mended by the Local Planning
Agency (LPA) two weeks before
- would have allowed owners
with no more than 40 acres to
sell one, 2.5-acre parcel every
five years.
Instead, Commissioner Mike
Griffis suggested convening a
task force to recommend a new
way of closing the loophole
while safeguarding homestead-
ed property owners who may
want to sell off land to supple-
ment retirement or send a child
or grandchild to college.
The revisions recommended
by the LPA represent the third
attempt at closing the loophole
since the commission first heard
about the problem during a
workshop last December.
Mr. Griffis said his decision
to form a task force came after
hearing from residents who op-
posed the changes. "I don't think

anybody was really sure of what
to do or pleased with the latest
revision," he said. "I was hear-
ing from some folks that didn't
really like it and they've told me
they had plans with their prop-
erty for years
and this would
change their
members: whole plan. I
want to make
iS, Baker sure every av-
lission enue has been
looked at be-
3aker Coun- fore we do any-
rector thing."
And al-
Local Plan- though Mr.
Preston has
chairman advocated for
closing the
property ap- loophole, he
said he was not
Jy, banker by the commis-
sion's decision
title/insur- to'form the task
"They set the
ster, prop- policy," he said
of the commis-
sion. "If they're
y, property not happy with
,y, property it then some-
thing needs to
The eight-
member task force will consist
(see box) of Mr. Griffis as chair-
man, planning staff, business
owners, banking and title offi-

cials, an LPA board member and
affected property owners.
"I wanted it to come from the
community; not just a staff rec-
ommendation or an LPA recom-
mendation," said Commissioner
Griffis. "It's that important. I
know it won't be anything that's
perfect but it will be the best
this diverse group can come up
He added that other county
commissioners or planners in
rural communities outside Bak-
er County could be brought in
for ideas.
"We're going to think outside
the box," said Mr. Griffis.
The task force is expected to
hold its first meeting this month
with a final recommendation
coming within a few months.

Garden Club
With love and spring in the
air, join the Baker County Gar-
den Club for an interesting Val-
entine's Day program on gardens
of Italy and France. We'll meet
at the Mathis House on the Glen
St. Mary Nursery at 10:00 am,
Thursday, February 14.
For more information on this
meeting or the Garden Club,
please contact 259-6064.

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School Calendar
Week of February 18-22

* Monday, February 18
District-wide: School
BCHS: New York trip.


* Tuesday, February 19
District-wide: School Board
meeting 6:30 pm, Taylor Church.
BCHS: Varsity baseball (H) 4:00 pm.
Softball @ Santa Fe, 6:00 pm. JV
Baseball (H), 6:00. New York trip.
BCMS: Track @ Yulee 4:15 pm.
PK/K: Spring pictures.
* Wednesday, February 20
WES: Merrie Melodies Club mtg,
7:50 am.
* Thursday, February 21
BCHS: Baseball vs Hilliard (H), 6:00
pm. Softball (H) 5:00 & 7:00 pm.
BCMS: Softball vs. Hilliard
(H), 4:15. MES: "By George" play,
cafeteria, 6:00 pm Harvey/Sullivan
classes. WES; Good Morning
Show, 8:00 am. Just Say No Club,
8:00 am. PK/k: Spring pictures,
Volunteer and community
partnership banquet.
* Friday, February 22
BCHS: Baseball @ Santa Fe, 6:00
pm. Softball (H), 4:00 & 6:00 pm.
PK/K: Spring pictures.
* Saturday, February 23
BCHS: JV Baseball''@ Santa Fe,
(DH), 11:00 am.

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Stopped for minor violations,

two end up with felony arrests

Pre-closing documents signedMonday for newjail..
Baker Correctional Development Corporation (BCDC) president Todd Knabb (left) looks over preclosing documentsfor the new
county jail property and bond issuance.before.signing on February 11. Also pictured is attorney Chix Miller, who supervised the
signing. "This is the last milestone before construction begins," said project manager Danny Thomas. He expects construction of
the 512-bed facility near the intersection of SRs 121 and 228 north of Macclenny to begin in two weeks. The county anticipates
revenues from inmates in the custody of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency will repay the $45 million
bond issue to purchase the land and build the new jail.

Glen Town Council swiftly approves

Two motorists stopped for
minor traffic violations the past
week ended up in county jail
charged with felony possession
of prescription medicine and
small amounts of marijuana.
Randy Grob, 41, of Jackson-
ville was pulled over at the east-
bound entrance ramp to Inter-
state 10 at SR 121 the morning
of February 4 for failure to use
a turn signal. Deputy Michael
Lagle said he detected an odor of
marijuana when he approached
the vehicle, and a subsequent
search turned up a half pill of hy-
drocodone for which Mr. Grob
did not have a prescription.
The officer found a small
amount of pot, rolling papers and
a partially smoked marijuana
cigarette in the 2006 Ford truck.
In the second case, Deputy
Claude Hurley said he stopped a
1995 Chevrolet driven by Carlin
Mobley, 49, of Glen St. Mary just
after 2:00 am on February 7. The
officer said the 1995 Chevrolet
had no tag light when he spotted
it near South Blvd. and 9th St. in
Deputy Hurley said the driver
emitted a strong odor of alcohol
and he noted an open beer can in
the vehicle. A search turned up
four prescription tablets, a plastic
bag of marijuana, seven partially
smoked joints and a .22 caliber
In other cases:
Richard Best, 33, of
Kempner, Texas was arrested for
misdemeanor marijuana posses-
sion after his vehicle was stopped
near SR 228 and Lowder St.
in Macclenny the afternoon of
February 9. The officer said the
northbound 2004 Ford pickup
swerved to avoid rear-ending
two other vehicles waiting to
turn onto Lowder St., then went
into a ditch.
Deputy Hauge said he detect-
ed a marijuana odor in the ve-
hicle and found several partially
sroked cigarettes inside. He later
charged Mr. Best, withiltroduc-
.ing contraband into county jail

told her she received a tip about
the pot wrapped in tissue paper
inside a cloth under the student's
desk. A computer check turned
up a report the youth ran away
earlier this month, but had been
staying with a grandmother at a
local address.
Joseph Ungaro, 51, of Lake
City was arrested for disorderly
intoxication the evening of Feb-
ruary 10 following a complaint
by residents along Hoss Keller
Rd. at US 90 west of Sanderson.
Deputy Gavin Sweat said he
found the suspect passed out
at the wheel of a 1999 Hyun-
dai parked in the middle of the
roadway about 8:30. Mr. Ungaro
loudly cursed at the officer when
Eilene Lee, 28, of Macclen-
ny was booked for disorderly
conduct after patrons said she
was causing a disturbance at the
Country Club Lounge early on
February 9.

by attempting to conceal a small
bag of pot inside his pants.
Caleb Ruise, 43, of Sander-
son was arrested for misdemean-
or possession and disorderly
intoxication after he was found
disturbing a residence off Joyce
Lane north of town the evening
of February 6.
Mr. Ruise was questioned af-
ter a complaint by a resident, and
resisted when Deputy William
Hilliard conducted a pat-down
search. He had a small bag of pot
in a pants pocket. He was also
issued a trespass warrant to stay
away from the residence.
A 14-year-old female run-
away from Jacksonville was ar-
rested at Baker County Middle
School the afternoon of February
8 after a campus deputy found a
small amount of marijuana and
a partially smoked cigar in her
Deputy Tracie Benton said she
went to a classroom for an unre-
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BY JOEL ADDINGTON Fish of Macclenny, said his cli-
Press Staff ent intends to sell the property to
The Town of Glen St. Mary a developer who can then negoti-
approved the rezoning of a four- ate a planned unit development
acre strip of commercial proper- agreement with the town to de-
ty on the northwest corner of US termine what will eventually be
90 and Wildcat Drive last week built on the property.
from residential to commercial.
The strip is a portion of the .
larger 20-acre tract under the
ownership of Ray Gatlin's Flori-
da Green Partners LLC. The rest
of the property is also zoned for
commercial use.
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one unit," Mr. Fish said of the 20
The town council took the
action in a special meeting the
evening of February 7.


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Argument over $5 results in

a facial fracture
Sheriff's deputies made arrests or filed criminal
complaints in five domestic abuse calls the past
week, including one felony battery against a boy-
friend whose blow caused a facial bone fracture.
Jennifer McClure, 28, was treated at Fraser Hos-
pital during the early morning hours of February 6
following a fight with Robert Fetty, 32, at their resi-
dence off Jimmy Lane in Macclenny.
Ms. McClure told Deputy Steven Jones Jr. the
boyfriend was irate because she refused to give him
$5, and during the ensuing argument he shoved her,
bit her on the elbow and punched her in the left eye.
Imaging that morning at the hospital revealed the
Deputy Jones said he and other officers went to
the address following the 2:00 am interview and ar-
rested Mr. Fetty. The accused initially said Ms. Mc-
Clure struck her eye while falling off his truck.
The Department of Children and Families (DCF)
was notified because a 9-year-old boy belonging to
Mr. Fetty and a 4-year-old daughter of the girlfriend
were at the residence during the incident.
Deputy Matt Riegel was called to Fraser Hos-
gital the evening of February 2 to interview Judy
Langford, 61, who was being treated for a broken
She said the injury resulted when husband Ron-
ald, 63, pushed her during an argument about 8:00
over grandchildren spending the night at their resi-
dence off Shaves Bluff Rd. Ms. Langford said she
fell backwards in her kitchen and her arm struck an
A criminal complaint for domestic violence bat-
tery was filed against the husband.
Ryan Moore, 24, was arrested during the early
morning hours of February 5 after pushing wife
Sarah, 27, during an argument, then taking a knife
from the kitchen of their residence off Tim Rhoden
Rd. and threatening to harm himself.
Deputy Patrick McGauley said he found Mr.
Moore about 3:00 am seated in his vehicle in the
back yard. The front bumper was wedged against
a tree, and it appeared the driver had spun the rear

to a girlfriend
tires into the sand. The deputy said Mr. Moore ad-
mitted to having eight beers.
Ms. Moore said she was poked in the forehead
before her husband pushed'her while she held their
six-month-old child. DCF was notified about the
A criminal complaint was filed on February 9
against Randall Barton, 18, of Macclenny for strik-
ing his 17-year-old sister during an argument as
they returned from a party.
Deputy Gavin Sweat said Mr. Barton was treat-
ed for a self-inflicted knife wound to the neck, a
wound he initially said he received during a fight
at the party. The sister said Mr. Barton had fought
with several acquaintances at the same event before
they left.
The sister sustained a laceration above the eye.
Amie McCune, 21, of Sanderson was named
in a criminal complaint for violating a domestic
violence injunction by leaving five voice mail mes-
sages on a phone belonging to her estranged 27-
year-old husband Richard. The messages were left
February 5-6.
Deputy McGauley arrested Lindsay Chace,
21, of Macclenny for leaving a sleeping 1-year-old
daughter in her vehicle the evening of February 9
while she shopped at Dollar General on South 6th
A witness called police when she noticed the
baby asleep in an unlocked vehicle with the motor
running. The officer said the child was in an unse-
cured seat, and the witness said she waited 10-15
minutes before calling police.
When Ms. Chace exited the store, she protested
during questioning that she had not been away long,
and did not want to awaken the baby. She insisted
several times she did nothing wrong, and an ac-
quaintance told Deputy McGauley that Ms. Chace
left the child unattended several times in the past.
The suspect, on probation for a drug offense, was
booked at county jail for child endangerment. Both
the baby and vehicle were released to family mem-
bers, and DCF was notified.

Eight exceptionsfor Lowes store

Press Staff
At the end of this week's
Zoning Adjustment Board meet-
ing in Macclenny, there was no
question about what it takes to
bring a national retailer to the
City: exceptions, exceptions and
more exceptions.
The adjustment board granted
a total of eight special exceptions
or variances to regulations gov-
erning things like parking, zon-
ing and signage for the proposed
Lowe's Home Center. It was the
first time the board granted that
many exceptions for one project,
said assistant city manager Rog-
er Yarbrough.
"We've never had anything
quite as big as this," said Mr.
Yarbrough. "We didn't want to
leave anything out."
The approvals brought the

company one step closer to
building a new home center on a
35-acre tract off South 6th Street
just north of Interstate 10 owned
by the Knabb family's LaBeuna
Farms. The project still needs
approval from state regulators.
The exceptions and vari-
ances will permit the roughly
123,000-square-foot Lowe'S to
have 128 fewer parking spaces
than the required 556, and they
will be one foot thinner than the
10-foot width called for in the
city's code.
Jeffrey Satfield, the project's
engineer from Fort Myers-based
CPH, said the loosened park-
ing restrictions will allow for a
smaller building footprint and
greater protection of wetlands.
The board also granted the
home improvement retailer an
80-foot-high monument sign to
be visible from the interstate,

Blue morning haze on M

reminder that fire season

Many Baker County residents
awakened the morning of Febru-
ary 11 to a light blue haze drift-
ing eastward over the landscape,
and when they walked outside
they whiffed the unmistakable
smell of a forest fire.
Welcome to 2008's version of
fire season.
Most of what blew over the
county that day was likely from
two large wildfires in Dixie
County to the southwest. The
Florida Division of Forestry says
another that consumed 40 or so
acres was active in Hamilton
County to the northwest, and an-
other scorched several swampy
acres of the Osceola National
Forest northeast of Lake City.
DOF says as of this Monday,
Florida has had 206 wildfires so
far in 2008. They have damaged
or destroyed 16 residences and
County fire chief Richard
Dolan said 20 acres were burned

in three fires he believes were
deliberately set off CR 127 near
Pine Level on February 6.
Fire danger levels (deter-
mined by factors like recent rain-
fall, humidity and daytime high
temperatures) are not close to the
level they reached during recent
arid summers. They could soon
approach that if spring rainfall is

79 additional square feet on the
building's sign and an all-in-one
sign for the three out-parcels on
State Road 121.
Furthermore, exceptions were
granted for outside sidewalk
storage and sales and retail use
of industrially zone portions of
the property.
In'other agenda item;,'the
board granted the following:
A special exception for
landowner Theron Helms to al-
low a lawn mower sales and ser-
vice shop at 821-A S. 6th St. and
keep a storage unit on site. The
business is expected to open in
A variance to reduce the
front-yard setback requirements
by seven feet for a home at 721
Liberty Circle in Watson Cus-
tom Home Builder's Heritage
Oaks subdivision.

monday is a

is beginning

Overall, DOF says Florida
is still experiencing "very dry
conditions" and cautions that
outdoor burning should be done
with extreme caution.
Authorization is required by
DOF and certain basic precau-
tions should be taken when the
permits are issued. Call the DOF
office in Lake City (386-758-
5700) to obtain permits.

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Gainesville recycler wants to charge

man for removing aluminum cans

A Gainesville-based recycling
company said it wants to pursue
a petty theft charge against Mi-
chael Myers, 55, of Macclenny
for removing aluminum cans
from a public recycling bin in
north Macclenny.
Deputy Sgt. Greg Bursed
said he contacted SP Recycling
after catching Mr. Myers in the
act at the corer of North Blvd.
and 6th St. on two consecutive
The officer said a female com-
plained February 4 when Mr.
Myers removed cans after she
deposited them in the bin. The
suspect said he had permission
from the City of Macclenny to
do so, and produced a letter on
the city's official stationary that
authorized him to dispose of old
street signs.
Sgt. Burnsed noted the letter
made no mention of aluminum
cans, and advised Mr. Myers to
cease the activity.
The next day, he. came upon
the suspect removing cans from
the same bin, and Mr. Myers said
he was awaiting a call from the
city authorizing him to do so.
Sgt. Bumsed then phoned the re-
cycling company, and a spokes-
man Gary Hill said that looting
the receptacles has become a
problem as scrap prices rise.
SP Recycling is under con-
tract with the New River landfill
to collect from the site, and does
not grant permission for anyone

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In other cases, a surveillance
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quors the afternoon of February
6. The suspect was driving a red
Dodge pickup.
Angie Burroughs, 41, of
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Aubree and Tyler Hines

Hires adopt brother and sisteranuary 28
Kincaid and Alice Hires of Baldwin are happy to announce the
adoption of Tyler Michael Hires, 4 years old and Aubree Ann Hires,
19 months old, on January 28, 2008.
They join sisters Shanna Rhoden, Kimberly Rafuse and Lori Con-
ner. Their brothers are Kenny Hires, Robert Carter Jr., Jason Carter,
Ryan Carter and David Hires.
Maternal grandparents are June Kraus and the late Mathew Kraus,
and paternal grandparents are Aurbie and Sally Hires, and the late An-
nie Hires.

Madalyn Leigh

Announces birth
Daniel and Laura Sparkman
of Jacksonville are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their daugh-
ter, Madalyn Leigh. She was
born January 23, 2008 at St.
Vincent's Medical Center. Ma-
dalyn weighed seven pounds and
was 19 inches long. She proudly
joins brothers James and Garrett,
and sister Sadie.
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Mr. Craig and Ms. Higginbotham

Winter engagement
Jeff and Darlene Higginbo-
tham of Macclenny and Andy
and Merri Craig of St. George,
Ga. are proud to announce the
engagement of their children
Lauren D. Higginbotham and
Matthew F. Craig.
Lauren will graduate from
the University of Florida in
April 2009. Matthew will grad-
uate from Florida Community
College in Jacksonville in June
2008, and is currently attending
Jacksonville Baptist Theologi-
cal Seminary.
A June 2009 wedding is

Mr. Page and Ms. Bennett

To wed Feb. 23rd
Tyler Page and Monica Ben-
nett are proud to announce that
they will become husband: and
wife on Saturday, February 23;
2008 at 4:30 pm at the Mathis
House in Glen.
Proud parents are Rodney and
Rhonda Page of Glen St. Mary,
and Benny Joe and Patricia Ben-
nett ofTaylor.
All family and friends are in-
vited to attend the wedding.
The couple will reside in Glen
St. Mary.

25th class reunion
The BCHS class of 1983 will
have its 25th class reunion and
casual BBQ dinner Saturday,
June 21,2008 at the Baker Coun-
ty Fairgrounds at 6:00 pm. The
cost is $15 per person in advance
and $20 at the door.
RSVP with your name, ad-
dress and payment made payable
to Class of 1983 Reunion, (no
cash) and mail c/o Faith Harvey
Fly, 6258 W. River Circle, Mac-
clenny, FL 32063. E-mail BCH- with any

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4-H class for kids

left at homes alone

By Renee' L. Gore
Baker County 4-H Agent
"Today more single parents
and families with two working
parents have to leave their chil-
dren at home alone during some
part of the day. Child care ex-
perts estimate that 5-10 million
children between the ages of 5-
13 are home alone for some pe-
riod of time every day...
"Research suggests that when
children are left in a self-care
situation, often they are faced
with loneliness, boredom and ac-
cidents." (Source: Kids: Taking
Charge, University of Maryland,
Maryland Cooperative Exten-
As a parent, I cringe when I
read the statistics for children in
self-care situations. I know that
children unsupervised are more
likely to be victimized and in-
volved in delinquent behavior, in
part because of the boredom and
Children are often in a situa-
tion of self-care because of the
lack of after school programs
or financial strain to pay for af-
ter school activities and formal
child care. It is especially hard
to know what to do to keep them
occupied during spring break.
In most families now, both
parents work. What can the chil-
dren do so they aren't running
loose while parents are at work?
What age can children be left
alone and safe?
The Florida Department of
Children and Families recom-
mends not leaving children home

Infantry training
Army National Guard Pvt.
Michael S. Pritchard has gradu-
ated from nine weeks of basic in-
fantry training at Fort Benning,
He is the son ofMarie Pritchard
of Macclenny and the nephew
of Vicky Vallance of Keystone
Heights. Pvt. Pritchard is a 2005
graduate of Baker County Se-
nior High School, Glen St. Mary,

SCongratulations, L
Brittany Homitz
for winning
First Place in National
Dance Competition with
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alone until 12 years or older. But
what skills do children need to
help them be safe home alone
even at 12 years old?
Years ago when my children
first started being on their own,
I often worried. Had I told them
all they needed to know to be
safe? Had they listened and un-
derstood all the things I had told
them they needed to know to be
safe? Had I thought of all the
things they needed to know to be
safe? What if there was an emer-
The kids would drive me cra-
zy at work calling every couple
of hours with anything from how
to do something to'having me
referee their arguments. When
I didn't hear from them I was
even crazier, worrying if every-
thing was alright. It is a constant
concern for parents with those
children beginning to leave them
alone after school and on school
If you find yourself nodding
and saying "that's just how I
feel," I have help for you! March
24th through 28th during spring
break, 4-H will be offering "Kids
Taking Charge: On My Own and
OK" day camp for children 10
through 14 years old from 8:30
through 4:30.
The camp will cover various
safety topics: personal safety,
home safety, and kitchen safety
and nutrition. There will also
be workshops on leisure time,
getting along with siblings and
how to cope with staying home
Students will learn through
fun hands on activities that are
designed to engage thepl in
learning, creative thinking and
problem solving to help prepare
them for the independence of be-
ing able to be safe when it is nec-
essary for them to be home alone
For more details call Baker
-County 4-H at 904-259-3520.
,Registration closes March 1.

Basic skills testing
The adult basic education test
will be given on Tuesday, Febru-
ary 26 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm at
the Family Service Center next
to Keller Intermediate School in
The test fee is $15 payment
in cash only. You must register
two days prior to the test date;
walk-ins will not be allowed to
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Speeding motorists are

chased down, chargedin

unrelated cases last week

County deputies had to chase
down three motorists in sepa-
rate incidents the past week, two
of them speeding recklessly on
Macclenny streets and the third
chasing and bumping another
vehicle on US 90.
Deputy BenAnderson arrested
Steven Croft, 26, of Sanderson
and charged him with aggravat-
ed battery and reckless driving
about 2:20 am on February 10.
The officer chased a vehicle
driven by Mr. Croft eastbound
on US 90 and stopped it in down-
town Macclenny. He had earlier
been advised by dispatch that the
suspect was following closely a
2000 Pontiac driven by Thomas
Gucker, 23, of Macclenny and
ramming it from the rear.
Both Mr. Gucker and wit-
nesses said Mr. Croft chased
their vehicle because an ex-girl-
friend was an occupant, and the
suspect told Deputy Anderson he
argued with Tessa Lombardi, 25,
of Macclenny earlier at his resi-
dence. He denied striking the ve-
hicle, and said he was following
it to get back some belongings.
The officer said both vehicles
bore damage from the collisions,
some of them at high speed.
John Fisher, 43, of Mac-
clenny was jailed on a reckless
driving charge the afternoon of
February 5 after Deputy Mike
Hauge said he chased the speed-
ing suspect through several
neighborhoods in the west city

* before stopping him at Moody's
Chevron on US 90.
The officer said he received
a report just after 1:00 pm that
a vehicle matching the descrip-
tion was driving erratically. He
then spotted Mr. Fisher making
a sharp turn onto Mclver from
South 6th, and gave chase to
MLK Dr., where the driver sped
over the railroad tracks and made
another sharp turn west on US
Deputy Hauge said he reached
speeds of 70 mph.
Mr. Fisher told the officer he
was not aware he was driving
recklessly. The chase route along
King included a section where
- small children were playing in, a
Deputy Michael Lagle
chased a speeding 1995 Ford
pickup along several blocks in
east Macclenny later that after-
noon and arrested Tarus Wilson,
20, of Macclenny for driving on
a license that had been suspend-
ed three times. The officer also
noted that Mr. Wilson earlier that
day had been cited for the same
Jacob Chessman, 25, of
Macclenny was jailed the eve-
ning of February 10 after Deputy
Patrick McGauley learned his li-
cense had been suspended as an
habitual offender. Mr. Chessman
was stopped on CR 125 north be-
cause a tail light was out on his
1990 Infinity.

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The public is hearby notified that the Glen St.
Mary Town Council, acting as the local plan-
ning agency of Glen St. Mary, Florida, will
hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 19,
2008, at 7:00 p.m., in the Town Council Cham-
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Drafts of proposed amendments are available
for your review at Glen St. Mary Town Hall.
The Town Hall is located at 10046 North Glen
Avenue, Glen St. Mary, Florida, and is open for
business between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and
12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Written
comments on this proposed amendment may be
mailed to the above address or e-mailed to
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Interested parties may appear at the meeting
and heard with respect to the proposed amend-

Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, a
Person deciding to appeal any decision made by
the Board with respect to any matter considered
at the meeting or at any subsequent meeting to
which the Board has continued its deliberations
is advised that such person will need a record
of all proceedings and may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of all proceedings is made,
which must include the testimony and evidence
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Arson charge filed

for setting

A Glen St. Mary man is
charged with torching his pickup
truck in a wooded area off CR
125 north on February 5, and
fraudulently reporting to his in-
surance company that it had been
James Strickland, 33, was
arrested February 8 after he ad-
mitted the crimes during a voice
stress test at the sheriff's de-
partment annex. He agreed the
previous day to submit to the
analysis as investigators became
suspicious when they learned
Mr. Strickland was behind on
payments on the 2003 Dodge
pickup and that he reported the
bogus theft to his insurance com-
pany hours before the burnt ve-
hicle was found.
Mr. Strickland called police
the evening of February 5 and
reported the pickup parked in
the yard of his residence off
Mud Lake Rd. was gone when
he returned about 7:30. He told
Deputy Patrick McGauley it was
there when he left that morning,
but had neither a battery or li-
cense tag.
SShortly after the officer com-
pleted a report, he was called to
the scene of the burning truck
east of 125 in a wooded area. It
was identified via a partial iden-
tification plate to be Mr. Strick-
land's vehicle.
The suspect later told inves-
tigators he drove the vehicle to
that location and soaked it with
diesel fuel before igniting it. He
said his brother drove him back
to his residence.
Police also learned that Mr.
Strickland was two months de-
linquent on the vehicle loan, and
his insurance was due to lapse on
February 6.
He is charged with arson,
arson to defraud and making a
false report. The first charge is a
second-degree felony, the second
a third-degree and the remaining

truck afire

one a misdemeanor.
In a second vehicle theft case,
Melvin (Rusty) Mann, 25, of
Sanderson is charged with steal-
ing a 1995 Chevrolet pickup
from aside the residence of own-
er Malcolm Johns on Brent Lane
in Macclenny during the night on
February 9.
Mr. Mann was arrested in
west Jacksonville the afternoon
of February 10 after witnesses
reported seeing the pickup in the
Whitehouse-Marietta section.
Duval County police are expect-
ed to charge him with grand theft
as well for pawning tools that
were in the truck.
Tools and a bicycle were
taken from an unlocked shed at
the residence of Daniel Gallo on
West Ohio in Macclenny some-
time before 5:00 pm on Febru-
ary 6. Value of the property was
placed at $260.
Five iPods valued at $750
were taken from an office at
Baker County Middle School
overnight on February 6. Police
said several offices were either
entered or attempts were made to
enter them both at the school
and a nearby maintenance build-

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Press Staff
Thanks to a deal struck be-
tween First Coast YMCA and
Macclenny city commissioners
this week, a new YMCA build-
ing next to the existing facility
on Lowder Street is much more
financially feasible.
First Coast YMCA president
Paul McEntire hoped to use the
neighboring property which
was donated by the city as
collateral to fund construction
of a new building so operations
could move out of the exist-
ing facility being leased by the
However, Mr. McEntire said
a clause in the donation agree-
ment that stipulates ownership
revert back to the city should
the YMCA not use the prop-
erty caused problems in secur-
ing a construction loan from the
Initially Mr. McEntire re-
quested the clause be removed
from the agreement, which the
city board was unwilling to do.
"Land owned by the city is at
a premium," said Mayor Gary
Dopson. "This particular land,
deep down, we didn't want to
give." However, Dr. Dopson
said the city overlooked that de-
sire because of the benefits the
YMCA offers its residents.
"I feel pretty strongly we need
some protection," he said, refer-
ring to the reverter clause.
As a compromise, the mayor
suggested amending the agree-
ment to say the clause would ex-
pire in 25 years, as long as the
new YMCA building was con-
structed sometime within the
next five years.
"I could go along with that,"
said commissioner Floyd Ben-

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The commission also unani-
mously approved spending
$220,373 in fire protection im-
pact fees to buy a new fire en-
gine from Ocala-based Emer-
gency One and build a four-bay
garage to house two fire trucks
and trailers off Hartline Drive
on the city's south side.
Fire Chief Buddy Dugger said
the new garage would shorten
response times in southern
Macclenny because the engines
won't be delayed by trains com-
ing through town.
The new fire engine will re-
place a 35-year-old engine that
was refurbished in 1984.
Macclenny received a
$288,800 grant from the Federal
Emergency Management Agen-
cy (FEMA) for the new engine
and the city pledged the remain-
ing $71,000 for the $359,000 ve-
However the city is funding
the entire cost of the new metal-
fabricated garage, which costs
about $72,000, in addition to
about $78,000 to equip the new
engine and replace 20-year-old
extrication equipment com-
monly referred to as the Jaws of,
After these purchases, Mac-
clenny will have a $78,627 bal-
ance remaining from fire pro-
tection impact fees.
In other business from the
February 12 regular meeting,
the commission unanimously
approved the following:
Changes to the city's fenc-
ing ordinance to specifywhat
fencing materials are permitted
under the code. The changes
were prompted after a resident
used railroad ties to construct a
Changes to the city's com-

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Bettie G. Smith

dies February 10

L bituar i

Friday service for

Aline P. Rhoden
Mrs. Aline Pellum Rhoden,
77, of Macclenny died Monday,
12, 2008
at St. Vin-
cent's Med-
ical Center
in Jackson-
ville from
a sudden
heart at-
tack. Mrs.
was born in

the late George H. Pellum Sr.
and Ida Mae Nipper Pellum. She
was a lifelong resident of Mac-
lenny and attended the Mac-
clenny Church of God for the
last 58 years. She was employed
for over 30 years and retired as
a switchboard operator at North-
east Florida State Hospital.
Survivors include husband
Joseph "Joe" Rhoden of Mac-
clenny; daughter Angie Griffis
(Harold) of Macclenny; sons
Riley Rhoden (Kathy) of Mac-
clenny, Daniel Boone Rhoden
(Kathy) of Leesburg, FL and
Jody Rhoden (Lisa) of Tampa;
sister Jeanne Brooks (Bobby)
of Baldwin; half-brothers Ray
Pellum and Nathan "Sonny"
Pellum of Florida; half-sister
Joyce Dukes of Florahome,
FL; seven grandchildren, eight
great-grandchildren and numer-
ous nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be
conducted at 11:00 am Fri-
day, February 15 at her church
with Rev. Shannon Conner of-
ficiating. Interment will be at
Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation
will be at the church Thursday,
February -14 from 6:00-8:00
pm. Guerry Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.

St. Peters Anglican Fellowship
Budder Mathis House a Glen St. Mary
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am

Holiness Church
CR 127 N., Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 10:00 am
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30pm
Pastor: Oral E. Lyons


NeL" H"p'e fo'r the Comnmnnitv
Fi, e Churches Road
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Sunday School
Sunday Morning Worship
Wed. Night Bible Study

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

VideIIf: 'llliams -Pastor

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

Geraldine L.

funeralon Sat
Mrs. Geraldine Le
died Thursday, Februar
at Macclenny Nursing
Surviving family
include daughter A
(Bryce); sons Herman
verta) of Jacksonville,
(Cynthia) of Montgon
Lindell (Mary) of Orl
Felix (Carol) of M;
brothers Warren Lee J
cia), Bill Lee (Peggy ;
er Lee (Evelyn); sister
Parker (Otis), Mary Ar
(Willie) Charlie Mae
Martha Lee and Marily
The funeral service
Ruise will be held
February 16 at 1:00 pi
manuel Church of (

Mrs. Bettie Gene Smith, 74, of
Macclenny died Sunday, Febru-
9 ary 10, 2008 at the Kindred Hos-
pital of North Florida in Green
Cove Springs following an ex-
tended illness. She was a native of
Chiefland, FL and resided in Bak-
er County for the past 53 years.
!uise She was
the daugh-

Kight, and
members the widowed
lta Irby of Sylves
Jr. (Lu- ter "Red"
Vincent Smith. Mrs.
ery, 2008AL, andSmith was
ando and f ry Mrs. Smith
memb e employers

7 argaretta formerly Mrs. Smith
T P ti-

jr. (ratn-
and Rog-
ers Betty
n Paytee
'n Dixon.
for Mrs.
n at Em-
Christ in

Cornerstone CMC
South Blvd. & 7th St.
Pastor Keith Thomas
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Morning 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night 7:00 pm

Mt. Zion N.C.

Methodist Church
121 North t 259-44tl
MIacclenn\, FL
Pastor Tim Chteshire
Sundiav School 9 45 an,
Sunday Morning Worship 11.00 an,m
Sunday Evening Worship 6.00 pn
Wednesday Prayer Service 7.00 prn

Jesus answered, "Verily, verily I
say unto thee, except a man be
born of water and of the Spirit,
he cannot enter into the king-
dom ol God." John 3:5

with the Blue Haven Restaurant
of Macclenny and the Florida
Division of Forestry for many
years until ill health forced her
retirement. She had attended the
Macedonia Independent Method-
ist Church of Baker County.
Survivors include daughter
Barbara Waters (James) of Mac-
clenny; sons Rodger Smith (Hei-
di) of Hampton, FL., Larry Smith
of Orange Park and Mickey
Smith of Macclenny; step-father
Robert Snelling of Macclenny;
six grandchildren and four great-
The funeral service will be con-
ducted at 1:00 pm Thursday, Feb-
ruary 14 at the chapel of Guerry
Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby
Hires of Cross City officiating.
Interment will be at Macedonia

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Annette Taylor 71,

funeralon Tuesday
Mrs. Annette Jacobs Lloyd
Taylor, 71, of Glen St. Mary, died
Friday, February 8, 2008 in Lake
City. She was born January 18,
1937 in Blackshear, Ga. to the
late Tilford and Martha "Mattie"
Herrin Jacobs. Mrs. Taylor has
been a resident of Baker County
the past 30 years, moving from
She was a

member of
Church ,
and she
loved to
spend t
time with
her grand-
cook and0
read. She Mrs. Taylor
worked for
Northeast Florida State Hospital
as a registered nurse.
Surviving family members
include children Leaborn Lloyd
(Lizzie), Arthur Lloyd, Clif-
ford Lloyd and Martha Burnett
(Artie); brother Jack Jacobs
(Sandra); grandchildren Cole,
Ashley and Evelyn Lloyd, Char-
lie Burnett and Maranda Bur-
The funeral service was held
Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 10:00 am
at her church with Pastor Dan
Powers officiating. A A grave-
side service followed at 3:00 pm
at Kettle Creek Cemetery, Way-
cross. Arrangements were under
the direction of V. Todd Ferreira
Funeral Services. Visit www. to sign the
family's guest book.

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Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.M.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
SNorth 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500

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
Evangelistic ................ 6:00 pm
Bible Study (Wed.)............. 7:30 pm
Rev Albert Starling Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521

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Sunday \\Vorship 11:00 am
Sunlda[ Evening 6:00 pm
\Vednesda) Night 7:00 pm
Youth Service Sun. 6:00 pm
Youth Service Wed. 7:00 pm

Pastor Mitch Rhoden
28 W. Macclenny Ave.,
On Railroad Rd. in Midtowne Center behind WJXR
259-1199 or 305-2131

Kindergarten- 12th Grade
McKa. Scholarships for
E.S.E. & I.E.P. Students
Financial Aid CTC Scholarships
"Home of the Eagles"
Isaiah 40:31

Restoration of St. James Church

Rt. Reverend S. John Howard, Bishop of the
Episcopal Diocese of Florida has approved the
resumption of regular church services of St.
James Episcopal Church, Minnesota Avenue at
51 Street in Macclenny. The initial service will
be Sunday, February 10, 2008, the first Sun-
day in Lent. Come early and meet Vicar Lou
Towson and be part of re-establishing a
mission church!


Reed M. Dearing
Missioner for the Diocese

523 North Boulevard W.
Four blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclenny
Pastor Donnie E. Williams ** 259-4529

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573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am-11:00 am
Worship Services
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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

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St. Peters Anglican Fellowship
Deacon Mike Webb

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Senior Pastor
Daiid Thomas

Meeting now at
the Mathis house

Located at
Glen St. Mary Nursery,
Highway 125,
just south of 1-10



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

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

Youth Proqrams

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

Associate Pastor
Tim Thomas

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

Youth Pastor
Gary Cummey

First Baptist Church
"A Beacon to Sunday School 9:45 AM
5 Baker County" Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
S..Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM

Dr. Randy Williams, Senior Pastor
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor

One Family Serving Another
V Todd, Amber, Emma & Ellie Ferreira
Now offering the Provisional Design Pre-arrangement Program
Grief Support Group, 1st Tuesday of the Month, 10:00 am
Mae White, Coordinator
250 North Lowder St., Macclenny 259-5700




THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 14, 2008 Page 11

Happy Birthday
Shaina Dee Buffington
Dear precious Shaina,
Today would have been your
27th birthday and we know
you are spending it with Jesus.
We are so thankful that God
blessed us with you. Your
memory will live on in our
hearts forever. Loved by all that
knew you with your beautiful
smile and generous heart.
Until we see you in heaven.

Thanks to all
The family of Jimmy Lyons
would like to thank everyone for
being there for us in our time of
sorrow. A special thanks to our
pastors David and Timmy Thom-
as for visiting Jimmy's hospital
room many times during all his
sickness. When you entered his
room it always brought a smile
to his face. He loved his pastors.
Thanks for the cards, food,
flowers and prayer; without
them we could not have made
it. Thanks to Sheriff Joey Dob-
son and his-staff for everything,
all the singers and the gentlemen
who freely gave their time to be
a pallbearer.
Keep us in your prayers.

Rhythmettes capture istplace at theJamfest..
The Baker County High School Rhythmettes dance team came away with first place
in both the kick dance and pom dance categories February 9 at the-Jamfest Dance
Competition held at Jacksonville Memorial Arena. The team consists of (front row, I-
r) Sara Davis, Amanda Finley, Morgan Tubbs, Staci Allen, Jessica Rhoden, Melissa
Staggers, Kellie Dopson, Jennifer Nguyen, (back) Emily Ann Gibbs, Hailie White,
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Happy Valentine's Day
Garrett Harris
No words could ever be said to
express the pain we feel without
you here. Your death has left
our lives in shattered pieces.
We miss your witty humor, smile
and laughter. Most of all, we
miss your touch.

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In Memory of
Garrett Harris

Happy Valentine's Day, Daddy.


Chcr iwut.

In Loving Memory
Matt-Matt Wilkerson
on his birthday
We love and miss you more and
more every day. You are always
in our hearts and memories.

We love you always son,
brother, uncle, daddy and a
friend to so many.

In Loving Memory
of our Daddy,
Matt-Matt Wilkerson
We love you always and miss
you, daddy.

In Loving Memory'

Of our two sons on their birth-
days, our February angels. Dell
Wayne Wilkerson 2-9-73 and
Thomas Mathew (Matt-Matt)
Wilkerson 2-10-74. Gone but
not'forgotten. You are always
in our hearts, thoughts and

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
Tom Pope, Pastor

Gid Giddens

270 North US Highway 301
Baldwin, Fla.

Locally Owned & Operated

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Kent York with Ignite Ministries
Emmanuel Baptist Church
February 17 at 11:00 am & 6:00 pm
His wife Juhe isa an accomplished soloist and prepares the hearts for an in-
piring message. They have traveled the world speaking in revivals, camps,
conferences and crusades
You are limited to come hear Kent York and his wife with us at E
Baptist Church. .
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12286 N. Lowder St., Macclenny ,
Dan Powers, Pastor 259-167G6 '

Christian Fellowship Temple

Youth Revival

W, li- : U F eFebruary 25 & 26 at 7 p.m.

Specit guest speaker Tim Staier

251 W. Ohio Ave Macldenny, FL 32063:



I remember it like it was yesterday. She came
walking down the aisle of the church on her father's
arm. She was wearing a white wedding dress with a
veil. She was smiling. She was the most beautiful sight
I had ever seen. As we stood together through the
ceremony, she laughed and smiled. I remember looking
at her as she stood there and thinking to myself, "I can't
believe that this beautiful girl standing right here in front
of me said yes and she is about to become my wife."
Just a short time and a few words later, the vows were
spoken, the ceremony was past, and we
had completely made the transition from
being boyfriend and girlfriend, then to
falling in love, engaged to be married, and
now husband and wife. It was a wonderful
journey to the altar. It all happened just
like it was supposed to. That's been
twenty years ago. When this Valentine's
Day comes around, we will be able to
say that we have spent most of our lives .
together. She was only 18 years old when
we were engaged and we were married
at 19. For the life of me, I don't know
why James and Nancy Dugger agreed Pastor Sha,
to let the girl that they had invested 18
years of their lives in, marry me. I was a
young upstart evangelist who's only plan to financially
support and provide for my wife to be, was to quit my
job by faith and go into full time ministry with the hopes
that enough pastors would ask me to come preach for
them that I could both fulfill the call of God for my life
and provide for a family. If I had been the father, and
a young man came to talk to me about marrying my
daughter with those kind of plans, I believe I would
have put one hand on his shoulder, slapped him on the
back with the other hand, spun him around to where he
was facing the door and said "Son, I admire your faith,
but you just go on now and get established in whatever
it is you've got to do.....then..... You come on back later
and we'll talk about my daughter." But, they agreed to
let'us get married and I certainly thank them for that.
For twenty years now, she's not only been my
sweetheart....she's been my heart. She's been the
perfect balance to my life in every way. One day, we


were driving down the road when we saw a big sales
promotion in a parking lot with signs and balloons and
flags waving. I said to her, "Do you see that balloon up
there blowing around in the wind?" She said, "Yes." I
said, "that's me." Then I said, "Do you see that rope with
all the flags on it that's tied to the ground?" She said
"Yes." I said, "That's you." She keeps me anchored.
She keeps me real. She'll tell me if I'm right and she'll
let me know if she thinks I'm wrong. She's stood beside
me in tough times. She supported me when I've made
hard calls. She prays for me and she
prays with me. She has a sweet smile
and a humble disposition that conceals
a backbone of steel. She's propped me
up when I would not have stood on my
own. She's been my encouragement and
my strength. She loves The Lord. She
loves her family. She loves her church.
She loves the ministry. She accepts and
fulfills her calling and responsibilities and
as a pastor's wife, sometimes that's not
an easy task. She's kissed me goodbye
at the front door or at the airport more
times than we can count and she's taken
ion Conper
care of our family over the years on too
many occasions when I've had to"be
away and she's always been there when I've returned.
I don't travel much by myself anymore. She's too hard
to leave now and I'm miserable when I'm away from
her for more than a very short time. She truly is the
greatest blessing that God has put in my life and the
longer we're married, the more I see the importance of
letting her know that.
If you're out and about taking care of business and
you see an elegant, graceful, beautiful young lady with
long brown hair and brown eyes, there's a good chance
it's my sweetheart. Take a good look at her and if you
have the chance, take a moment and speak with her.
Your day will be brightened and better for it.
God bless you all and may you have a Happy
Valentine's day!
Pastor Shannon Conner
Macclenny Church of God

Macclenny Church of God
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500
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CASE NO.: 2007-CA-47
, NOTICE IS '4EF EP', G'I EN pu.iruj-i l ,, Fi-
"'ia J ilu,-,jgrr,.'i ,':, r..1:,,-Tj],F, F,,,-I ,., ur.: ,,'ted
" January 29, 2008'tidhitered'in Case Nd:'2007-
CA-47 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial
Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein
the Plaintiff and CLINTON SPARKMAN A/K/A CLIN-
are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the front door of the Baker
County Courthouse at 11:00 am on the 4th day of
March, 2008, the following described property as
set forth in said Order of Final Judgment:
Lot 43, Timberlane Subdivision, Unit
Four, according to the plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 76, of the
public records of Baker County, Florida.
A/K/A 569 Pine Crest Court, Macclenny,
FL 32063.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property owner
as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court
on January 30, 2008.
AI Fraser
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622
Public Notice
Wayne Guin is looking for the unknown father/
fathers of John Aaron Guin and Brandon Kyle Guin.
Anyone having information regarding this matter,
please call 653-1866.
P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicle will be sold at public
auction February 29, 2008 at 10:00 am, at Higgin-
botham's Towing & Recovery, US 90 West, Glen
St. Mary, FL. 32040.
1991 Pontiac 4 door
1994 Pontiac 4 door
The Baker County District School Board will
hold the following public hearing on Monday,
March 17, 2008, at 6:30 pm in the Baker County
School Board Room located at the Baxter Volun-
teer Fire Department, Station 60, located at 27310
CR 127, Baxter, Florida.
Approval of new and revised School Board
This document is available for review at the
Baker County School Board Office, located at 392
South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida begin-
ning Thursday, February 13, 2008 between the
hours of 8:30 am and 3:00 pm.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
Paula T. Barton
Superintendent of Schools
The quarterly meeting of the Baker County Trans-
portation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board
will take place at 10:00 am, Thursday, February 21,
2008, at the Baker County Family Health Depart-
ment, 480 West Lowder Street, Macclenny, Florida.
All interested persons are invited to attend. The
Northeast Florida Regional Council adheres to
the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make
reasonable modifications for access to this meet-
ing upon request. Requests should be received at
least 72 hours in advance of the meeting in order
to allow time to provide the requested service. For
more information, contact the Northeast Florida
Regional Council at 904-279-0880 between the
hours of 7 am-4 pm, Monday through Friday.



Champ Santa Fe

knocks out BCHS

in district semi-final

The BCHS Wildcat basketball the game.
team wrapped up its season on Paige led the Cats with 18
February 7, losing in the semi-fi- points and a pair of three point-
nals of the district tournament to ers. Darvin Ruise had 16, Josh
the eventual champions, Alachua Wiseman 14, Ike Parker 12 and
Santa Fe. The Wildcats finished Kyle Kennedy 9 points. Ruise
with a 15-13 season record. and Wiseman hit a pair of three
The Cats started off brightly, pointers and Kennedy hit one.
avenging an earlier home loss to The Wildcats put a scare into
the Middleburg Broncos in the top-seeded Alachua two nights
opening round. Baker High got later, leading at the end of the
an 18-point effort from Delano first quarter. The district champi-
Paige to defeat Middleburg 71- ons proved their mettle and came
63 in Alachua on Tuesday. back to win in a low-scoring 56-
The key to the game was the 46 semi-final.
lightning quick start by the Wild- BCHS went out in front early
cats. They came out running and and led going into the second pe-
gunning, and rocked the Bron- riod 17-13. But then the Raiders
cos back on their heels. Though turned on the jets and outscored
Middleburg came back later in the Wildcats 17-6,to take a 30-23
the game to close the gap, the 25- lead into the dressing room.
11 first period run set the stage The game slowed down a lit-
for the Wildcat win. tle after that, but the Cats could
The Cats kept the pressure never make up the distance.
on all half, keeping up a blister- "The kids came out and
ing pace and scoring from both worked hard, but we were ham-
inside and outside. BCHS went pered by what bothered us all
into the intermission with a 41- season long the inability to ex-
24 lead. ecute when we needed down the
The lead looked insurmount- stretch," said Ruise.
able, but Middleburg threw a Coach Ruise said the Cats
scare into the Wildcat fans when didn't get the "consistent pro-
in the third period it duplicated duction from key people," and
the kind of run BCHS had in weren't able to battle their way
the first period. Middleburg out- back into the game.
scored the Cats 23-12 in that Paige and Kennedy led BCHS
half. With the game in jeopardy, with 12 points. Parker had 8 and
BCHS tightened up defensive. Wiseman 5. Kennedy had one of
This was something that Coach his best outside shooting games
Charles Ruise had preached all of the season. All four of his bas-
season long with only limited kets were from outside the three-
success. But on this night the point arc.
Wildcats were able to finish off

Veterans, transfers light

up Cat baseball line-up

The Wildcat baseball season is starting rotation. Ridge Sweat
getting underway this week and and Matt Peebles are the reliev-
Coach John Staples has a good ers.
group of veteran players and Travis Tyson is a two-year
some new transfer students who starter who Staples believes
should step right into the lineup, is one of the best defensive in-
Staples is enthusiastic about the fielders in the state. Tyson has
start of the season. steadily increased his offensive
"We lost seven starters off last production and will be a threat at
year's team," said Staples, "but the plate. Staple calls Tyson the
this one will be fine once we get "straw that stirs the drink" and
going. We will be right in the mix could start at a number of posi-
once it's district time." tions.
Along with the nucleus of re- Chad Schroeer returns to play
turning starters, Staples gained third base and designated hit-
a pair of transfers from Fleming ter. He has a .380 average over
Island, Corey and Johnny Elasik, the last two years and provides
along with James Owens from "punch in the lineup."
Bradford County. The trio looks Chase Bennett is the starter
very promising. at third and a solid defensive
"These three are high quality player who has improved of-
kids with tremendous character fensively. Dalton Raulerson and
and provide good chemistry." Scooter Gross will split time at
Owens will share the catching first base.
duties with Brandon Wilson. The outfield consists of Jona-
Johnny Elasik plays center field than Nix, Kendall Hand, Klate
and Corey Elasik is an infielder. Duval, BJ Rowe and Johnny Ela-
The pitching staff returns ace sik. Staples will depend on Du-
Jarrell Rodgers who was 19-4 val and Nix to hit the ball consis-
over two years and a member of tently. Rowe has a lot of strength
the Times-Union All Area team. and Hand is a consistent player.
Kyle Kennedy joins from the Baseball has a home match
basketball team and Josh Griffis Friday at 6:00 pm against Fer-
and Cameron Crew round out the nandina Beach.

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 14, 2008 Page 12

Fred Taylors inclusion as an

alternate at annualPro Bowl

was sufficient reason to watch it

Bob Gerard
I did something last Sunday
that I rarely ever do. I sat down
and watched the Pro Bowl.
I ordinarily don't watch All
Star games because they are
rarely good. This one was. The
NFC battled back from a 27-14
deficit to winl by a 42-30 score.
My reason for tuning in was
Fred Taylor. I wanted to see
Fred in his first-ever Pro-Bowl
appearance. He was the lead-
ing rusher for the AFC, but was
overshadowed by the incredible
129 rushing effort by the game's
MVPAdrian Peterson.
Peterson ran over, around and
through the AFC defenses. He
also got what Fred didn't car-
ries. Peterson carried the ball 16
times to Fred's 3.
Taylor, who was an alternate
and got the Pro Bowl nod after
Willie Parker of Pittsburgh broke
his foot, nevertheless had a
great time. He brought 38 of his
friends and family to Hawaii for
the game. After all, Taylor holds
no illusions about coming back
for another Pro Bowl. He's been
passed over so many times that
this might be his only shot.
It was great to see him there
representing the Jaguars.
It's pretty amazing how the
players can pick up the compli-
cated offenses in a week of prac-
tice. Starters Peyton Manning
and Tony Romo executed them

flawlessly, and Manning picked
apart the NFC's defense with
passes to Tony Gonzales and TJ
Houshmandzadeh, who caught a
pair of touchdown passes to out-
shine his Bengal receiving part-
ner Chad Johnson.
Terrell Owens dropped his first
two passes but redeemed himself
with a pair of touchdowns of his
own. Never known for his hu-
mility, Owens told commenta-
tors that he thought Houshman-
dzadeh was the early contender
for the MVP, but that he believed
he'd taken it away from him with
a late surge.
Wrong. Owens underestimat-
ed Peterson, something defenses
have done all season long. The
Viking running back was out-
standing on the big stage and
was all but unstoppable.
Though all is fun and games
on the sidelines, on the field it
is very competitive. These are
the best of the best and they do
not want to lose. They are a very
competitive lot and though there
were lots of laughter and smiles,
you could see the way Ray Lew-
is was watching the game while
a commentator tried to interview
him that he was very into what
was happening on the field. At
one point the commentator ad-
monished him. "Ray, stop watch-
ing the game and talk to me."
Lewis still kept one eye on what
was happening on the field.
I was happy for Fred Taylor,
but quite a few more Jaguars
should have been on that field.

Boys girls'tennis teams outplayed

Ashley Brownlee poised to leave third base during Tuesday's JV contest against Lake

Lady Cat softball team

clinches first two games

The Lady Wildcat softball team has gotten off to a 2-0 start this sea-
son with wins over First Coast and Fernandina Beach last week. The
wins confirmed a bright start in the pre-season when they won their
own Diamond Classic over Hilliard and Lake City.
The ladies beat First Coast 7-2 on February 5 in Jacksonville. They
broke open a 2-2 game in the fifth inning with four runs, and added
another insurance run in the sixth.
Jessi Nunn and Ashley Holton scored a pair of runs, and Ashley
Curry, Bridget Williams and Jordan Hand also scored for the Lady
The girls had an even easier time on Thursday in Fernandina Beach
when they swept the Pirates 12-0. The game was close in the early in-
nings, but the kicker came in the sixth wheri BCHS exploded for eight
Caitlin Griffis opened the scoring in the first inning with a single
run. The Cats added three more in the fourth inning when Brittany
Hansen, Griffis and Krista Smith all scored.
They blew the game open in the sixth with Hand, Ashley Tracy,
Curry, Holton, Tiffany Smith, Hansen and Krista Smith all scoring.
Tracy got a pair of scores as a pinch runner.

by Columbia

infirst matches ofthe season;face Fernandina

The BCHS got off
to a rough start in its first match
of the season at Columbia High.
The Tigers swept the girls and
boys' singles matches and the
girls doubles. Only, :the boys'
doubles teams notched a win.
"Columbia is a tough oppo-
nent and the players hung tough
with them," said Coach Chris
Armoreda. "Don't let the scores
fool you because the games were
decided by close deuce points,
mental and technical errors. and
some questionable in and out
calls by the opponents. We bat-
tied tough and we know what we
have to work on at practice to get
better and improve."
In boys' singles, Micah Cran-
ford, Lou Boyette, Mattias Has-
selgren and Jason Roberts all lost

by identical 0-6, 1-6 scores. Matt
Davis fell 0-6, 6-8.
The number one doubles team
of Jason Roberts and Micah
Cranford won in three sets, 6-2,
2-,6,6-2 ,The second seed team
of Boyette and Hasselgren won
6-2, 6-2.
All five of the girls' singles
players lost by identical 0-6, 1-
6 scores. Shae Raulerson, Ca-
rissa Ward, Krystql Langeberg,
Destiny de la Pena and Brittany
Ruise all fell to Tiger opponents.
The doubles team of Raulerson
and Langberg lost 0-6, 1-6, while
Ward and de la Pena lost 0-6, 0-
Armoreda was philosophical
about the loss. "Even though we
are anchored by a great group of
senior players, we have plenty of

young and first time tennis play-
ers. I think the team was nervous
and it showed on the court. Ev-
ery year this happens. The play-
ers try to do too much and they
forget the fundamentis.,and let,
their jitters take over."
The team travels to Fernandi-
na Beach on Thursday for a 3:30
Monday & Thursday 8:00 pm
Macdenny Church of Christ
275-3617 or 259-8257

8 lady lifters

went to state

Eight Lady Wildcat weight-
lifters qualified for the state
tournament this past weekend in
Lakeland at the Lakeland Cen-
ter. Though none finished in the
numbers, it was a fine showing
for Coach Scott McDonald's
girls. Making the trip were: Tay-
tum McCullough, Leslie Tanner,
Heather North, Delany Walker,
Savannah Norman, Jordan Hand,
Kendra Russell and Cassie Reg-

Chc i ut.

Basic Law Enforcement
Officer Course
(approximate cost $2,168.37
due first day of class)
Money order or cashier checks are accepted
Lake City Community College does
offer financial aid and V.A. assistance
to those who are qualified.
Beginning April 7, 2008
at Lake City Community College,
Criminal Justice Training Center
7 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday
with some weekend training dates.

There will be a MANDATORY meeting
at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 25, 2008
for anyone requesting acceptance to this class.

Be prepared to pay for
uniforms (approximate cost is $80)

For information call Michelle Lee
Law Enforcement Program at (386) 754-4383, or
contact the Law Enforcement Program by e-mail at or through the Lake City
Community College Web site,

Criminal Justice Training Center
25030 U.S. Highway 90
Olustee, Florida 32072

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Five BCHS Wildcat grapplers
qualified for the state wrestling
tournament this weekend at the
Lakeland Center in Lakeland.
Wrestlers Timmy and- Robert
Mason, Joshua Trippett, Joshua
Hodges and David Corona will
be traveling to Lakeland to take
part in the competition.
The Wildcats had an excellent
finish at regionals this past week-
end at Matanzas High School in
St. Augustine. BCHS took an
overall fifth place finish behind
winner Clay County, Suwannee,
Wakulla and Matanzas.

The Cats did even better last
weekend at the district tourna-
ment where they placed third
behind winner Suwannee and
Wakulla. Three Wildcat wres-
tlers walked away with district
championships and eight quali-
fied for the regionals.
Robert Mason, Joshua Trip-
pett and Joshua Hodges were
all winners in their weight class.
Matt Stuhr, Raphael Jackson,
Timmy and Robert Mason and
Daniel King all moved on to the
regional tournament.

Five BCHS wrestlers will

go this weekend to Lakeland

Town of Glen St. Mary
Notice of Public Hearing- Rezoning
Florida Green Partners, LLC has requested to re-
zone approximately 4.3 acres west of Wildcat Drive
between Highway 90 and Madison Street to Gen-
eral Commercial.

Any support or objections may be heard at a public
hearing to be held at the Glen St. Mary Town Hall
on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.

Any person with a disability requiring reasonable ac-
commodation 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 that service for you.



259-1231. 2/14-21 p Baker Community Counseling Services
1989 Chevrolet S10 pickup, around now seeking to hire a part-time drug A R A
50,000 miles on V6 motor and trans- court counselor. 32 days per week a I mSA LEl
mission, new brakes, $1800. 571- (24-30 hours PRN) as needed. Salary IAR4G6.FLE
0913. 2/14p commensurate with experience. AAonday-Saturday 9:00 a-2:00 p, 121
or BA degree considered. Preference ,ARl Monday-Saturday 9:00 am-2:00 pm, 121
gr995 Jeep n,looksgreat,need motor, $600 to Masters incounseling related field, A LE 5 miles on left. Little of everything,
green, looks great, needs motor, $600 CAP and/or LMHC/LCSW. Experience in I Open everyday bt Sunday.
'OBO. 219-0112 or 259-6237.2/14-21p substance abuse counseling preferred. Friday 8:00 an -1:00 p n 748 N. 5th
2003 Ranger, 60,000 miles, $5300. Interested applicants, call Mr. Chris Fday 8:00 am-1:00 pm, 48 N 5th
259-4552. 2/14p Thomas at 259-0264. 2/14-21p Baby items, furniture, lots of everything. R

Classified ads and notices must be
paid in advance, and be in our office
no later than 4:00 pm the Monday
preceding publication, unless other-,
wise arranged in advance. Ads can
be mailed provided they are accom-
panied by payment and instructions.
They should be mailed to: Classified
Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O.
Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We
cannot assume responsibility for
accuracy of ads or notices given over
the telephone. Liability for errors in all
advertising will be limited to the first
publication only. If after that time, the
ad continues to run without notifica-
tion of error by the person or agency
for whom it was published, then that
party assumes full payment respon-
sibility. The Baker County Press
reserves the right to refuse advertis-
ing or any other material which in
the opinion of the publisher does not
meet standards of publication.

Complete ceramic chess set, minor
damage to several pieces, unusual
brown/cream design; Mantua Tyco Co.
model train set, electric, variety of cars,
engines, transformers and tracks. Call
for more information 259-8178.
Four black chrome rims on four tires,
1500 miles, fits 2005 Dodge Ram,
$600. 259-6653. 2/14p
2003, 16x7 Cargo Craft Explorer
trailer, 3" plywood floor and doors, 4
wheel electric brakes on tandem axle,'
like'new, $300b.'6i13L6001. 7/19tfc'
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany, can
be seen at Southern Charm. 259-4140.
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
Brand new Sears water softener sys-
tem, $585. Free installation. Good used
appliances. 90 day money back guaran-
tee. 266-4717. 7/12-3/27p
Butterfly dining table with 6.chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half round
foyer console. All pieces are mahogany
wood. Southern Charm. 259-4140.
Traditional style sofa and loveseat,
like new condition, $400; East Lake
mirrored wardrobe, $300; Chevy 16"
aluminum, 6 lug rims, look good, $125.
904-210-4838. 2/14p
Now open. The Franklin Mercantile will
be open Fridays and Saturdays for your
shopping pleasure. Come see what's
new! Railroad crossing in Glen. 259-
6040. 1/31tfc
Vermeer stump grinder 630B, pull be-
hind, hydraulic, $4000 OBO. 219-0112
or 259-6237. 2/14-21
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
Tanning bed, like new; 2005 Honda
Rancher, 2 WD, $3000 OBO; 1970 Ford
Bronco, 4 WD, $3800. 904-651-8383.
1979 Winnebago, runs good, 26' long,
refrigerator,, hot water heater, Onan
generator, everything works, sleeps 3
or 4, $3200. 259-6426. 2/14p
AstroGlass bass boat, 172 ft., 115
Johnson, brand new 72 Ib. thrust troll-
ing motor, trailer. Ready to fish. $5000
OBO. Call Jimmy at 259-2927. 2/14p
Deutz 6600 tractor, needs injection
work, $1200 OBO. 259-4384 or 259-
8000. 2/14p
R-10 I-Con Telemetrx receiver antenna
with super amplifier, 6 tracking collars,
like new, $600. 259-6426. 2/14p
Please come buy the rest of this junk.
Buy one, get one free vehicles and
trailers. 912-266-1641. 2/14c

2003 Chevrolet Z71, 4x4, fully loaded,
leather interior, On-star, 6 CD changer,
Boise stereo, tool box, $11,500. 219-
0112. 2/14-21 p
2004 Toyota Corolla CE, 65,000 miles,
great condition, 36 mpg, $8400. 904-
910-7411 or 904-653-1060. 2/7-14p
1994 Pontiac Formula Trans Am,
Black/gray, LT1 engine, 370 HP, all
1994 corvette options, 43k miles, new
GM replaced engine, new A/C system.
Must sell due to illness. $4800 firm.

2000 Ford F350, 7.3 diesel, 19 mpg,
dually, loaded, lots of extras, $13,900.
653-1656 leave message. 2/14c
1991 Ford Ranger, runs great, $1800.
686-4697. 2/14p

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 to sell
or haul off. Call 259-7968. 1/l0tfc
Junk removal. Don't want the hassle?
We'll load and haul your unwanted met-
al junk. Free hauling. Old washers, dry-
ers, A/C, freezers, lawn mowers, tanks,
metal scrap, etc. Call local at 904-759-
4162. 1/31-2/14p
Babysitting in my home, all ages, 6:00
am-until, Monday-Friday, near 125 &
127. 838-2287. 2/7-14p

One female Miniature Pincher, black
and brown, $150 each. 259-3866.
Shetland pony, all tack included, game
pony, $800. 275-2676. 2/14p
Registered Paint, Overo, profession-
ally trained, anyone can ride, $1200;
registered Quarter horse, profession-
ally;trfained, $1200; 259-5941 leave
message. 2/14p
Dogs:.all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc

Notice to readers:
The newspaper often publishes classified
advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
weight loss products, health products.
While the newspaper uses reasonable
discretion in deciding on publication of
such ads, it takes no responsibility as to
the truthfulness of claims. Respondents
should use caution and common sense
before sending any money or making other
commitments based on statements and/or
promises; demand specifics in.writing. You
can 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
TA Travelcenter now hiring Arby's
team members and management for TA
Travelcenter in Baldwin, 1024 US 301
S., Jacksonville, FL 32234 or call Tom
at 904-266-4281 ext. 18. 4/26tfc
Seeking self motivated people to join
a nationwide elite team with the poten-
tial to earn unlimited income. 904-316-
9060. 2/7-14p
Pier 6 Seafood now accepting appli-
cations for all positions servers,
cashiers, dishwashers and cooks. 259-
6123. 2/14-3/5c
Great opportunity for an energetic self-
starter in an established Macclenny
retail business. Includes general office
work, customer service, taking orders.
Sales experience preferred. Accuracy
and a pleasant personality a must. Full-
time or part-time to start. Send resume
to T.O.M., P.O. Box 598, Macclenny, FL
32063 or fax to 904-259-3060 or e-
mail: 2/7tfc

Sherwin-Williams, a leader in the
paint and coatings industry, has an
opening at our Macclenny store for
a Part-Time Sales Associate. In this
position, you will assist customers,
stock and price products, maintain
store displays, tint and mix paint and
make deliveries.
Here's what you get: Daytime
hours, competitive pay, vacation pay
and growth opportunities.
Here's what you need: Ability to
work all scheduled hours, valid driv-
er's license.
Apply in person at the following
The Sherwin-Williams Co.
721 W. Macclenny Ave.
Macclenny, FL 32063
An equal i
opportunity S, HERWIN-WILLIAMS.
employer MIF//V

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sale. 4 families.
Friday 8:00 am-noon. 288 Lloyd Street, 5 blocks east of
courthouse off US 90. Wedding dresses, women & mens
clothes including plus sizes, toys, car seats, much more.
Friday only. 8:00 am-?, 14257 Leonard Norman Road. Furni-
ture, antiques, miscellaneous items.
Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm. 121 North 4 miles to Eva Jones
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm. 5918 Lauren Lane off
Lowder. Spring has sprung! Barn sale. Everything spring
- new items, quilts, decorator plants, gift items @ wholesale
prices, this n' that. For information/directions, call 259-1420.
Friday & Saturday 8:30 am-?. 125 N., 1st paved road past
Altmans Store. Horse tack, tools, household items, clothes, to

Much too list. Rain or shine.

3/ acre on Estate Street at entrance
to Macclenny II, $49,900. Guaranteed
financing with 10% down. 904-219-
0480. 2/7tfc
5 acre homestead with home, $85,000.
653-1656 leave message. 2/14c
Reduced. 3 BR, 2 BA in Rolling
Meadows. House is one year old.
Fireplace, very nice, $184,900. 904-
483-6409. 11/22tfc
Macclenny. Land and home packages.
New 1579 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA upgraded
Satina kitchen package and more on
1.5 shaded acres on the St. Mary's
River, $120,000. 259-8028. 2/14-3/5c
Macclenny II. 3 BR, 2 BA, 1100 SF
home on 1 acre, built 1995, $140,000.
259-1872. Appointment only. 2/7-14p
3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1721 SF
heated on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all
electric appliances, $180,000. Call 813-
1580 (8WE). 5/1Otfc
3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash discount. 912-
843-8118. 2/22tfc
Own your land? Land/home packages.
"No down payment" WAC. 259-8028.
3 BR, 3 BA, 2250 SF home in Macclenny
II. Living room with fireplace, large eat-
in kitchen and bonus room, $219,000.
259-4407 or 233-3262. 2/7-14p
2 acres including all improvements;
North of Sanderson. $24,900. 259-
8028. 2/14-3/5c

Experienced wipe down person, must
be responsible, must have valid driver's
license. Drug test required.. 904-334-
7890. 2/7-21 p
Wendy's of Macclenny is now hiring
managers. Please call 904-259-5297.
Dental assistant needed. New office in
Lake City needing to expand. Full-time
position, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00
pm, salary commensurate with experi-
ence, benefits plus bonus'. Also need
part-time hygienist. Please fax resume
to 386-752-3122. 2/14-3/12p
Guaranteed interviews at Zaxby's
every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 pm. 11/29tfc
Local home care agency seeking PRN,
RN, OT and a full-time PT. Please call
259-3111 for more information.
Avon. Career or pocket money. You
decide. 904-275-3215 or' 1-866-665-
2866 ISR.
Experienced painters needed. Must.
have tools, benefits after 90 days. 259-
5877. 12/30tfc
Charlton VNS has an opening for a full-
time registered nurse for the Charlton
County area. Great benefit package. Call
Amanda Anderson to set up an inter-
view 1-800-446-9116. 12/6tfc

Notice to Readers
All real estate advertising in this newspaper
is subject to the Fair Housing Act which
makes it illegal to advertise "any preference,
limitation or discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap, familiar status
or national origin, or an intention, to make
any such preference, limitation or discrimi-
nation." Familial status includes children
under the age of 18 living with parents or
legal custodians, pregnant women and peo-
ple securing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly accept
any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal oppor-
tunity basis. To complain of dic:riTrinaiion,
call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The
toll free telephone number for the impaired
is 1-800-927-9275.
Acreage & farms, 140 acres, 1 mile
road frontage, $6000 per acre. 259-
8028. 1/24-2/14c
Owner financing and lease to own.
Baker County do you have 5-10% for
your down payment and income to sup-
port the loan, but your credit has some
hiccups? Call 904-219-0480. 1/24tfc
3 BR, 2 BA on 1.75 acres, very good
condition, two new decks, on Anne
Road in Cuyler. $89,500 OBO. 259-
5383 or 904-226-3064. 2/7-14p
2002, 4 BR, 2 BA MH on 5 acres on
Mudlake Road, $179,000. 259-9066.
1.2 acres off Steelbridge Road, zoned
acre, partially cleared, power pole &
culvert, $33,000 owner financing with
10% down or $28,000 cash. 259-6237
or 219-0112. 1/24-2/14p
Land & home packages. Singlewides
and doublewides. 1 acre to 10 acres.
Some owner financing available. 904-
653-1656 leave message. 2/7-28p
9.39 acres 1 mile north of Sanderson
on CR 229. $103,500. Owner financing
available. 904-813-1580. 1/10tfc

Jim Smith, Broker
Teresa Yarborough, Broker Associate
Sales Associates
Mark Lancaster Juanice Padgett
Shannon Jackson

799 S. 6th St., Macclenny ** 259-6555

4 BR, 2 BA $135,000
4 BR, 2V2 BA, 36.54 acres river front estate
New 3 BR, 2 BA (2 to choose from) $154,900
3 BR, 2 BA 4.88 acres joining park $359,000
New 3 BR, 2 BA in Glen $179,900

10 acres near Glen $92,000
15 acres near Glen $119,000
10 acres near Glen $89,900
87.95 acre ranch $1,300,000
1.24 acres on Pine Loop $38,900
Owner financing, commercial building across from




No previous experience necessary.

Training program available

Full Time & Part Time

All Positions ** Servers $$$$

Apply from 2:00 4:00 pm daily.
1478 South 6th Street, Macclenny

FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit
III, 2 large lot $65,000 each, 1
lot @ $55,000. Owner financ-
ing available. 904-813-1580.
3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1576 SF
heated on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all
electric appliances, $190,000. Please
call 813-1580. (21GFO). 5/1Otfc
4 BR, 2 BA brick home with 1876 SF
heated on acre in Macclenny, all elec-
tric appliances, $210,000. 813-1580
(18GFO). 5/10tfc
1 acre lot in Macclenny II, cleared,
high and dry, $72,000. 259-4407 or
233-3262. 2/7-14p
4'BR, 2 BA home on So.uth Boulevard
and Martin Luther. Selling below
appraised value. $102,000. Serious
inquires only. 904-697-7258. 2/14tfc
Acreage & farms. 140 acres, 1 mile
road frontage, $6000 per acre. 259-
8028. 2/14-3/5c


Saturday, 8 a.m. 1 p.m.

Bob Kirkland Road

Clothing: Jr. Girl's 0-3/4,
boy's 4-5, misc. men &
women's; toys, misc. house-
hold items

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 14, 2008 Page 14

3 BR, 2 BA DWMH on approximately 1
acre. Only $82,500. 904-591-0881.
2 BR, 1 BA block home on large city
lot, $90,000. Owner financing. 904-334-
1902. 2/14p

You wanted to sell, now you need to
sell. I buy Baker County houses any con-
dition, any price. Privacy guaranteed.
904-219-0480. 1/17tfc

New 4 BR, 2 BA home in Cypress
Point on water, concrete block, 2000
SF, screen porch, eat-in kitchen, 2 car
garage, $1295/month. 904-860-5564
cell or 904-288-6497. 1/24-2/14p
Trailer. 259-6314. 2/14c
2 BR, 2 BA MH in country, no pets,
$500 deposit, $600/month. 275-2865
or 923-2191. 1/31-2/14p
3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes, no pets,
garbage pickup, water & yard moving
provided, $475-$625. 912-843-8118.
Brand new, river front home, 2 BR, 1
BA, 1200 SF, large back porch overlook-
ing river, pets negotiable, $950/month
plus deposit. Call Nikki at 434-0755.
New home, Glen city limits, 3 BR, 2 BA,
no pets, no smoking. 259-6128 or 588-
3876. 2/7tfc
Large 2 BR brick apartment in Baldwin
area, CH/A, spacious front and back
yard, washer hook-up, quiet area, rent
income based, renter pays electric only.
Contact Jacksonville Housing Authority
at 904-786-6633 or 904-630-3877.
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$575 plus deposit. 904-860-
4604. 3/17tfc
3 BR. 2 BA DW in Georgia Bend, $650/
month. 912-843-2093. 2/14-21 p
2 BR mobile home in Claude's Trailer
Park on Hwy 90, clean, quiet and safe,
no pets. 904-210-5022 or 386-365-
4508. 2/14p
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home in Glen, $500/
deposit, $500/month, no pets. 259-2634
or 588-2589. 2/14-21 p
2 BR, 1 BA MH on YV acre lot' near
Burger King, new appliances, free water
and sewer, $480/month, $300 deposit.
259-3268. 2/14-21 p
House. 259-3372. 2/14p
3 BR, 2 BA SWMH in good location, no
pets, $600/month. Call 259-9022.
Suitable for apartment or office. Living
room, dining room, 1 BR, 1 BA, full

kitchen, downtown Macclenny. 259-
9590. 2/14p

Nice apartment, 1 BR, 1 BA, kitchen in
downtown Macclenny, $495/month plus
deposit. 904-540-4450. 2/14c
4 BR, 2 BA DW in Glen, newly refur-
bished, $800/month with $800 deposit.
259-2645. 2/14c
4 BR, 2 BA SW on Big River, $850/
month, 1st, last and deposit. 904-813-
3091. 2/14tfc
2 BR, 1 BA apartment in Glen, $600/
month, $600 deposit. 259-2645.2/14c
2 BR, 1 BA SWMH in the city, no pets,
$450/month. Call 259-9022. 2/14tfc
1 BR apartment in country, available
March 1, 2008, $600/month, $600
deposit, includes electric and yard work.
No pets. 259-6426. 2/14p

Special on Oceanfront condo in St.
Augustine. $75 off reservations made
before March 10th. 1 BR, sleeps 4 or
5, kitchen equipped, heated pool, beach
access. $785/week. Call for pictures.
904-483-7617. 2/14-3/5p

2 to choose from. 1700 SF of office
space @ $10 per sq. ft with a one year
lease, OR 1000 SF of office space. Both
offices located in prime location on
South 6th Street, Macclenny. For more
information, call 259-9022. 2/14tfc

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Custom Homes

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Restaurant in Baldwin. Contact Mike at
318-7131. 2/14-21p

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2008 Fleetwood, 28x44, 3 BR, 2 BA,
$29,900. Call Larry at 259-1100.
All 2007s must go! Selling lot models
at invoice, includes furniture and decor.
Must see to believe. Call Larry at 904-
259-1100. 2/14-3/5c
1999 Skyline DW, 4 BR, 2 BA, 32x80,
$49,000 OBO. 259-8000. 2/14-28p

Monday & Thursday 8:00 pm
Macclenny Church of Christ
275-3617 or 259-8257

Licensed, Bonded & Insured

,.Xason Reali Op rl iRF'iTOR.

zoned Res/Commercial approx 1421sf on .59 acre; great
location for business, selling "As-ls" and with loads of
potential! $190,000
SUBSTANANCE AND VALUE MLS# 409742 approx 2900sf
heated, 4300sf total under roof, additional detached 30 X
10 three car garage approx 2 acres, 4BR/3BA, gas fireplace,
double ovens and screened patio. $495,000
.OVE AT FIRST SITE- MLS# 404867 6BR/3BA3,001sfhome
on 1 acre; used to be a church; hm has commercial kitchen &
plenty of room to roam, property is fenced w/chain link and
has 2 septic & 4'well. $217,000
CALL ALL DEVELOPERS! MLS# 394597 Prime 51.87 acres
w/single-wide MBL/HM, 1232sf Ivg space & above ground
pool w/decking; high & dry property, zoned AG 7.5 property
s covered in Irg Oak, Magnolia & Pine trees. $420,000
West Glen Estates, 10 acres, zoned for houses only, high &
dry property, adorned w/ Oak trees & luscious greenery.
brick custom built home on .50acres. Includes manicured
landscaping, solar heating, in-ground pool, attached 2 car-
garage/workshop & more! $330,000
concretee block; ext features include full stucco, irrigation
system, fenced yard, separate sink/vanity in MSTR. $155,000
:HOICE THIS MLS # 394871 Here is a 2,000sf & 3BR/2BA
ancher; open floor plan, formal DNG RM/SEP breakfastarea,
ood prep-island & more! $234,900


1395 Chaffee Road

iouth, Jacksonville


this 3BR/2BA triple wide mobile hm on 4.62, Irg mature oaks
trees, partially cleared an on corner lot, 1584sf living space.
MAKE A WISH MLS# 396631 3BR/3.5BA, two-story brick
& wood siding hm w/nearly 2,400sfl Attached 1 car carport,
Irg mature shade trees and you've got to see the fruit trees.
BE YOUR OWN BOSS MLS# 395732 1.17acre zoned
commercial gen. w/198' of HWY frontage on 121, currently
used for successful welding & fabrication business. $525,000
7.5 ACRES AT YOUR REACH MLS# 398092 Leave the city
behind and take hold of this property which hold countless
opportunities! Zoned for mobile homes or houses and only
minutes and the interstate. $101,000
YOU'VE GOT THE TOUCH MLS# 394478 Make your mark
investors and developers; only $3,000 peracre, located in one
of the fastest growing counties in FL, convenient and private
and all ata great price! $295,000
DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC? MLS# 396688 all brick new
construction on 1.1 acres; boasts spacious floor plan, formal
dining & separate breakfast area. $268,000
the moveto this comer lot,.90acre, vacantland in downtown
MacClenny; perfect for new development of a duplex, town
homes or mobile homes. $125,000
your horses!; 5BR/3BA, 11.5 X 37.2 FL room overlooking
stone patio, hot tub & horse pasture. $329,000

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New systems & repairs
Field dirt Top soil
Bulldozer & backhoe work
Culverts installed
509-0930 cell
New vinyl siding with soffits & more
New homes or remodels
Free estimates
904-838-6960 cell
Licensed & Insured
Water softeners Iron filters
City or well systems
Chlorine Removal
Sales Rentals Service Repairs
Salt delivery
Total water softeners supplies
797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny
We can install, service and monitor
all major brands of alarms
Home & business
Established in 1987
FL. license #EG000025
GA. license.#LVA205330 12/27-6/19
Air conditioners Heat pumps
Major appliances .
24 hour, 7 day emergency service!
Call Vince Farnesi,
7/1 tfc

McCrary Fence Company
Wood chain link vinyl
aluminum wood pool decks
Fine grading Driveways
Culverts Bush hog
Professional painting
Pressure washing
Interior exterior
Residential commercial
Fully insured Locally owned
25 years experience

Residential commercial irrigation
New septic systems installation
Existing septic system repair
Water conditioning iron removal
Water purification
Financing available
Providing quality work since 1976

Fill dirt ~ Millings Slag
Land clearing Fish ponds
Cultivating ~ Bush hog
Retotiller w/tractor
Roads built
Houses/buildings demo
Inground pools demo
904-445-8836 days
904-653-2493 evenings



Culverts installed
Tim Johnson
Hauled & Spread
Road construction
Clearing Excavation
Equipment Hauling
Culvert pipe
Driveway installation
S I do honey dos
No job too small
Licensed & Insured
1/31-2/21 p

Complete site & underground
utility contractor
We sell:
Fill dirt starting at $95 per load
Slag rock
Land clearing ponds demolition
Lic.#CU-C057126 2/14/01

Engineered trusses for your new
Home Barn Shed Etc.
Free estimates

Tree removal stump grinding
Licensed & insured
Free estimates
Call Tihonms D. Nettles,
386-867-1506 cell
1/3-2/21 p
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2" and 4" wells
Call Roger or Roger Dale
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S&M Home Repair
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Doors windows painting
Wood rots, etc.
No job too small
Free estimates
Locally owned
Shane Baughman



Firewood stump grinding
Trimming -topping
Free estimates
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New roofs Roof repairs
Roof replacement
Free estimates
Full line of tree services
Tree trimming & removal
Stump grinding
Free estimates
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Toll free: 877-298-1134
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Insulation for new and
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10058 Donnie Moran Road
Glen St. Mary, FL 32040
We do roofing
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Call Tim Combs, owner


All types of pest control
Call Eston, Shannon, Bryan
Bill or Philip
Beverly Monds, Owner
Design / Build
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Oils, acrylics, watercolors,
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110 South Fifth Street

389681 Home on 1.5acres, 30 X 40 garage/
workshop & LRG open country KIT w/custom
stove. $299,900
362238 28.54 acres on paved road frontage,
partially cleared for houses, horses & cows.
Zoned 1 home per 7.5acres. $485,180
- MLS# 380002 Take a look at this nice private z
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# 405424 approx 1.91acres, re-done exterior
w/new metal roof, covered porch for sipping
lemon-aid & a huge wood burning fireplace.
IT MLS# 400654 2.5acres, landscaped in
perfection, 3BR/2.5BA, Formal DMG/FAM RM,
breakfast nook, Irg kitchen & a frplc for those
cozy nights. $299,999
- MLS# 390299 Over 1,800sf heated in this i
beautiful country home w/3BR/2BA sitting on
1.2 acres. $249,900
2,480sf heated home sitting on 5.14acres, 4 $
stall barn, feed & tack room, entire property is
fenced. $390,000
385551 Builder's spectacular Personal home;
3BR/2.5BA, wood blinds, crown molding, gas
frplc, Jacuzzi tub, 'A acre stocked pond & over
3,100sf. $375,000
built in 2004, Irg open floor plan w/2300sf,
4BR/2.5BA, wd/flog, apprx. Yz acre lot w/
covered Lanai. $294,999

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 14, 2008 Page 15

FBLA gets

majority of

first places in

district meet
Baker County High Future
Business Leaders of America
club members swept the dis-
trict competition on February 8
in Jacksonville. The almost two
dozen BCHS students compet-
ing at the yearly tournament at
the north campus of FCCJ out-
paced the competition and took
most of the top spots.
District IV FBLA winners
from the Career Academy of
Business Administration: first
places in accounting, business
communications and business
ethics to Nicole Ruise, Tiffany
Smith, Amber Chiasson and the
team of Guadalupe Campos,
Emilee Pass and Rebecca Wilds.
First places in business law
for Wynesha Wallace, in busi-
ness math Emily Ann Gibbs
(2nd place Danielle Cole), first
places to Tyler Oglesby in busi-
ness procedures, Kendra Jones in
client service, Kriston Ziegler in
computer applications, Amanda
Tyson in data design, Nicole No-
vaton in economics and the team
of Corey Cavannaugh, Ashley
Barrett and Kyle Smallwood for
More first place finishes for
Niki James in introduction to
business communication, Jor-
dan Cauley introduction to par-
liamentary procedure, Joseph
Dolby introduction to technical
concepts, Jessica Morrison in
job interviewing, Devon Paige in
marketing, Brandy Crews in per-


FBLA. contestants and teachers: (from left) Kiarra Cooks, teacher Betty Taylor, Leah Wheeler, Kriston Zeigler, Cameron Kirk-
land, Amanda Tyson, Nicole Novaton, Emily Ann Gibbs, Kyle Smallwood, Guadalupe Campos, Emilee Pass, Corey Cavannaugh,
Danielle Cole, Diandra Wright, Amber Chiasson, Nicole Ruise, Devon Paige, Rebecca Wilds, teacher Tammy Gibbs, Wunesha
Wallace and teacher Georganne Gearen.

sonal finance. In public speak-
ing, Leah Wheeler took first,
Cameron Kirkland second.
Kaley McDonald took first in
spreadsheet, Rebecca Wilds and
Megan Williams second in word
processing, and Kierra Brown
third -place. Joshua Rivers won
first in technology concepts.
In the FBLA-business class
competition, Diandra Wright
took first and Kiara Cooks third
FBLA sponsors include Betty
Taylor, Tammi Gibbs, Leigh Ann
Hays, Allen Murphy, Gall Fowl-
er and Georganne Gearen.
The students competed against
FBLA chapters from Hilliard,
Yulee and Callahan. Some of the
BCHS winners will compete in
the state contest April 27-29 in

.hy4re .NE

Pursuant to an application submitted by Lloyd Alan Adcock
to be granted a Special Use Permit in reference to Section
3.05.44.A, C & D, on property located on J.B. Hines Road,
south of Macclenny FL., off of Woodlawn Road, for the
purpose of allowing a maximum of ten (10) hunting dogs
on a one (1) acre parcel and the set back requirements.
The Baker County Land Planning Agency will consider
the request at a public hearing scheduled for February 28,
2008, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, in the
County Commissioners Chambers of the Administration
Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, FL. On the
date above-mentioned, all interested parties may appear
and be heard with respect to the Special Use Permit request.
Written comments for or against the Special Use Permit
request may be sent to the Baker County Planning and
Zoning Department, 81 North Third Street, Macclenny
FL. 32063. Faxed comments may be sent to (904)259-
5057. Copies of the Special Use request may be inspected
in the Planning and Zoning Department by any member of
the public. According to the Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing a special accommodations or an
interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact
the Administration Department at (904) 259-5123 at least
48 hours prior to the time of the hearing.

Basic Law Enforcement
Officer. Course
(approximate cost $2,168.37
due first day of class)
Money order, or cashier checks are accepted
Lake City Community College does
offer financial aid and V.A. assistance
to those who are qualified.
Beginning April 14, 2008
at Lake City Community College,
Criminal Justice Training Center
6 p.m.- 10 p.m., Monday through Friday
with some weekend training dates.
There will be a MANDATORY meeting
at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 25, 2008
for anyone requesting acceptance to this class.
Be prepared to pay for
uniforms (approximate cost is $80)

For information call Michelle Lee
Law Enforcement Program at (386) 754-4383, or
contact the Law Enforcement Program by e-mail at or through the Lake City
Community College Web site,

Criminal Justice Training Center
25030 U.S. Highway 90
Olustee, Florida 32072

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Sales Consultant

Dan Hooks George Britto West Malone Joshua Garner
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Rhonda Crews Tony Johnson
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,, Finance Director Finance M Inaeir


Several Banks have
allocated millions in
loans available for
immediate disbursement

CHEVROLET For big savings check out prices on vehicles at our new website

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 14, 2008 Page 16

*Payment $299 per month at 0% x 60 months = $17,940 with $2,000 down payment,

'98 Chevy Cavalier
Automatic, 4 Dr., CD

'05 Chevy Silverado SS X-Cab
Automatic, V8 (6.0L)

'95 Ford Windstar
Automatic, V6, A/C, 7 Passenger

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'06 Dodge Caravan
V6, Automatic, 24K Miles, 7 Passenger

'00 GMC Jimmy
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119 S. Sixth St. Macclenny 259-5796 -Pre-Owned
273 E. Macclenny Ave. 259-6117 -New


Lance Griffis Marvin Nelson Clayton Blackshear Morris Silas Mike Dees Wil Carter
Sales Manager Used Car Mgr. Finance Manager Sales Associate Sales Associate Sales Associate

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