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Title: The Baker County press
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Paid circulation leader Winner ofl4 state awards forjournalism excellence in 2007

79th Year, Vol. 16 Thursday, August 14, 2008 Macclenny, Florida 50O

One year after closing:

Macclenny Products

BCHS drop-out rate declines

property still

* Slightly more than one year
after Macclenny Products, the
men's clothing importer, folded
up shop at its south Macclen-
ny plant, more than 100,000
square feet of manufacturing
space on 31 acres that was
once an industrial park sits idle
amid growing weeds and rust-
ing shipping docks.
It marks
the second
time since
the early
1980s the
has been on
the market,
by owners
due to for-
eign mar-
ket compe-
Both the
owner, the A battered mailbox leans to
Pennsylva- .building once occupied by
Clothing Group, and the bro-
ker listing the property for $5.3
million, are guardedly opti-
mistic it will be attractive to
buyers once the economy turns
upward and expansion of the
Jacksonville Port takes hold.
"We've had a couple of
bites, but nothing real solid,"
said Terry Quarterman of bro-
ker CB Richard Ellis of Jack-
sonville. "We feel it will have a
greater appeal to a local [Jack-
sonville area] company and
we're looking for possibilities
with the Mitsui contract at the
The China-based import-ex-
port firm selected Jacksonville
one year ago as an East Coast
terminal, arid the port expan-
sion is expected to boost the
demand for warehousing and
distribution space in the First
Coast. In fact, two developers
are proposing commercial-in-
dustrial parks in east and west
Baker County [see The Press,
August 7].
Macclenny Products oper-
ated out of the main building
for more than two decades,
and quietly ceased operation in
June, 2007 when the last of its
120 employees closed down the
sewing and fabric sizing plant
that supplied men's suits, sport
coats and tailored pants to JC
Penny and other retailers.
Owner Bob Bayer said this
week during a telephone inter-
view that Macclenny Product's
import business from the Do-
minican Republic fell victim
to competition from the Pa-
cific Rim. Earlier the company
closed a sewing plant in Lake
Mr. Quarterman said the
property bordered by Barber
Rd. to the north and South 6th
St. (SR 121) to the west is being

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on market

marketed as a single package.
Despite the overgrown sur-
roundings and signs of exterior
neglect, he said the buildings
were in "excellent shape."
The then-infant Baker
County Development Com-
mission brought utilities and
paved roads to the tract in 1970
to attract industrial develop-

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'ward rusting loading docks at the plant
GE, then Macclenny Products.

ment to an area that had virtu-
ally none. Public employment
dominated the local market,
mostly employees at Northeast
Florida State Hospital and area
General Electric purchased
all the acreage in 1980 and
constructed a panel board plant
the following year. At one time
it employed 60 and the fact that
a Fortune 500 company turned
its eyes toward Baker County
was both an economic and psy-
chological boost to the local
economic picture.
Then came November, 1984
when GE stunned Baker Coun-
ty with the news that it was
closing shop. Its electric panel
board business was consolidat-
ed with another plant due to a
declining market. The culprit,
according to GE, was foreign
Darryl Register, director of
the Chamber of Commerce,
said this week he's been spread-
ing the word regionally about
the available property and
buildings and like Mr. Quar-
terman, believes the proximity
to Interstate 10 will ultimately
result in a sale possibility
related to port expansion.
"A big problem with the
main building is the low ceil-
ings [they were dropped to suit
Macclenny Product's needs],"
said Mr. Register. "Most of
our prospects are looking for
25-30 foot ceilings. But I feel
sure somewhere down the road
we'll find somebody it suits.
just fine."


decrease in

past decade

Press Staff
Parents of incoming fresh-
man at Baker County High
School this fall can rest reas-
sured that, statistically speak-
ing, close to 80 percent of their
will likely graduate in the tra-
ditional manner or through a
GED program.
That hasn't always been the
Ten years ago, only 56 per-
cent of students finished high
school, according to Florida
Department of Education fig-
ures. By the 2002-03 school

year, that amount increased to
67 percent, and reached 78 per-
cent in 2006-07.
And according to Tom Hill,
vice principal at BCHS, that
trend is not coincidental.
"We have implemented
several things to increase that
rate," he said.

First, he said, it's come from
an emphasis on academics by
teachers, students and parents.
"We've made a commit-
ment to seeing kids through
to graduation and making sure
they don't need to take reme-
dial courses when they go into
college," said Mr. Hill.

Whiling awayfinal days ofsummer at poo
Nathan Green piggy-backs behind Miranda Tubbs in a bit of pool frolicking at the YMCA pool on August 12, one of the last days
the summer day camp will be open this year. The camp closes Friday, the last day of summer for most Baker County children,
who will be returning to the classroom on August 18. The Ycamp drew an average of 100 children a day throughout the summer
for daylong activities that included time at the pool, crafts and activities at the middle school and weekly field trips.

Co-defendant in rash of burglaries

in late 2007
An accomplice in a series
of vehicle and residential thefts
that took place in December of

Classroom cave-in as demolition underway
No worries: the collapsed roof on this classroom is part of the demolition of older
buildings on the Baker Middle School campus that began last week. CCS Cross
Construction Services of Panama City has the contract to tear down the original
auditorium building, the latest remaining brick structure of the old Macclenny-
Glen High School constructed in 1939. The classroom above was in one of the
newer volcation education buildings to the west of the main BCMS building on
Jonathan St.

offto prison
last year received five years in
state prison following her no
contest plea in circuit court on
August 4.
Kristy Deal, 36, of Jackson-
ville was given five years of
the sentence for burglaries and
grand theft, and a concurrent
three years for grand thefts.
All involved incidents that oc-
curred during night hours in
the neighborhoods of Ray Phil-
lips and George Hodges Rds.
in southwest Macclenny.
Ms. Deal's co-defendant
Cheryl Waltrip of Glen St.
Mary was sentenced the week
before to a three-year prison
term. Part of her agreement
was to testify against Ms. Deal
if she went to trial.
She was also ordered by
Judge Phyllis Rosier to pay
from $250 to $11,632 in resti-
tution to victims.
The judge handed down
a number of lesser sentences
during the regular court ses-
sion that day, and to many of

for 5 years
them she attached drug-offend-
er probation that entails stricter
supervision and enforcement
Brandon Johnson pleaded
guilty to burglary and grand
theft, and was placed on house
arrest for three months, fol-
lowed by two years on drug
probation. Judge Rosier re-
voked an earlier probation.
Cortney Benton entered a
guilty plea to sale of crack and
will be on drug probation two
A three-year drug proba-
tion was ordered for Jamie
Sigers after her guilty plea to
grand theft auto.
A similar sentence plus 50
hours community service was
given Joshua Foerman in re-
turn for his plea to triple counts
of grand theft.
A three-year drug pro-
bation follows one-half year
on house arrest in the case of

(See page 2)

Also, ten years ago, they
weren't taking the FCAT
- what students must pass to
graduate but rather another
standardized test known as the
High School Competency Test
that was much less rigorous
(See page 2)


increase in

assets, funds

Press Staff
An audit of Baker County's
financial records for 2006-07
was recently completed and
showed considerable gains in
a number of areas, as well as
some minor record keeping
For instance, County Man-
ager Joe Cone said the county
has a computer program for
tracking its capital assets that
is not being used.
The program comes in
handy, for example, when one
department transfers a piece of
equipment to another depart-
ment, and the asset is moved
automatically so records match
what each department actually
"But we're doing it by hand,"
said Mr. Cone, adding there's a
need to train county staff to use
the computer program. Today,
when an asset is moved, a form
is filled out and taken to the
finance office where the asset
gets reassigned to the proper
But to the county's auditors
- the accounting team of Ly-
ons & Lyons of Macclenny and
Davis Monk & Co. of Gaines-
ville paper records can lead
to errors and are less efficient
than more modern record-
keeping methods.
Another deficiency identi-
fied in the audit relates to the
fact that many times the same
employee who receives a bill,
pays that bill.
"They like checks and bal-
ances," said Mr. Cone of the
In effort to address the issue,
Mr. Cone said a department
head, himself and Finance Di-
rector Debbie Perryman will
all see a bill before a fourth
employee actually writes the
"But I'm not sure that hap-
pens in all cases," he said.
The comment has been in-
cluded on the county's audits
for years.
"The response is we don't
have enough people," said Mr.
Cone, adding that it has never
(See page 2)

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Baker Highs drop-outrate down

(from page)
than today's FCAT.
Mr. Hill said that makes the
increased graduation rate "even
more incredible considering that
10 years ago it was a much easier
BCHS's graduation rate in
2006-07, the most recent year
figures were available, was
higher than the state's average,
72 percent, and surpassed most
other neighboring rural coun-
Bradford County posted a 71
percent graduation rate while
Columbia had 74 percent, Ham-
ilton 68 percent and Union 81
Similarly, the local dropout
rate has steadily declined since
the 1998-99 school year, when
the state began to more accu-
rately track students, following
every student from ninth grade
to graduation.
Ten years ago Baker County's
dropout rate stood at 10 percent,
and since then has hovered close
to three or four percent. Today it
stands at 2.8 percent.
Statewide, the average drop-
out rate is 3.3 percent.
And although a 2.8 percent
dropout rate is a small number,
Mr. Hill said it's important to
meet the needs of all students,
and the high school's graduation
initiative has worked to do that.
"It targets students two years
behind," he explained. "They're
on grade level, but actually [per-
forming] behind. Those are a
big group of students we've been
Students can fall behind for a
number of different reasons; ab-
senteeism, health-related issues
or problems within the home.
"This program gives them the
opportunity to get caught up and
graduate with their class," Mr.
Hill said.
There's also another program,
the Baker County Opportunity
School, that allows students to
recover credits they've lost at an
accelerated pace.
"The program has truly im-
pacted the dropout rate," said
Mr. Hill. "They can earn eight to


10 credits instead of the normal
seven during the school year."
The local dropout rate is also
lower than in Bradford and Ham-
ilton counties by 2.3 percent, but
higher than Columbia and Union
counties' by 0.5 percent and 1
percent, respectively.
The Florida Department of
Education also tracks dropout
rates by race and gender, and
statistics show that Baker Coun-
ty's white students, with a 2.9
percent dropout rate, are more
likely to leave the school system
than black students, who have a
rate of 2.2 percent.
The opposite is true at the
statewide level, where 2.4 per-
cent of whites dropped out and
4.7 percent.of blacks did so in

Males were also more likely .
to dropout than females, by. ,
about one percent.
But while blacks and His-
panics continue to make gains
in their graduation rates, both
groups still lag behind their
white counterparts locally and
across Florida when it comes to
obtaining a diploma.
Here, only 62 percent of blacks
graduated in 2006-07 compared
with 84 percent of whites.
Statewide, 22.3 percent more
white students graduated than
black students.
However, blacks and Hispan-
ics also showed the largest an-
nual increase in graduation, by
1.8 and 2.3 percent, respectively,
from 2005-06 to 2006-07.


: (from page 1)-: .-*' reducedd the, seriousness of,the
second charge from burglary of
Grace Gaskins, who pleaded to a structure. Judge Rosier with-
sale of cocaine within 1000 feet held adjudication providing Mr.
of a school. Holton successfully completes
Nicky Dial entered a guilty probation.
plea to drug trafficking, sale of Kenneth Newton was or-
drugs and possession with intent dered onto house arrest for three
to sell. Judge Rosier ordered a months after his guilty plea to
six-month house arrest followed felony driving while his license
by three years on drug-offender was suspended.
probation. An arrest warrant with a
The judge withheld adju- $60,000 bond was ordered for
dication in the grand theft case Westley Belford who failed to
against Dustin Crews provided appear in court that day for a
he abides by terms of a two-year change of plea to felony driving
drug probation sentence. chang of plea to felony driving
Carlos Holton, a stand- without a license, resisting ar-
out Wildcat football player last rest, plus possession and sale of
year, will be on probation one drugs near a school.
year after his plea to battery and
trespass of a structure. The state ___ _________

Park dedication...
The City of Macclenny,, in-
vites the public. to attend the
dedication ceremony of Memo-
rial Park honoring the' late Mike
Gazdick as the first recipient of
a "Service to the Community"
award. The ceremony will take
place August 16th at 10:00 am at
the park just west of Memorial

We publish
wedding & birth.
i: ,announcements-

: $6 with pictiur

County's unrestricted assets increase...

(from page 1)
presented a problem for the
In a positive development
delivered to the Baker County
Commission August 5, the coun-
ty's net assets increased, as did
its unrestricted assets, which are
essentially funds the county can
use at its discretion.
Net assets are what's left-
over after any liabilities (debts)
are subtracted from total assets
(money, property, equipment,
and infrastructure).
At the end of the auditing pe-
riod, Baker County had about
$57 million in net assets, which
is up $2.8 million from the 2005-
06 fiscal year.
However, about $42 million
of the net assets can't be spent
because the funds are tied up in
Then there's special revenue
funds, which include money that
is restricted in its use. For in-
stance, gas tax dollars can only
be spent on transportation im-
What's left are called unre-
stricted assets, which amount
to $10 million for the county.
"That's an important number
to focus on," said accountant
Alan Nast, with Davis Monk &
Co. "It's what you can spend on
whatever you wish."
Unrestricted assets went from
$6.8 million in 2005-06 to $10.3
million in the next year, an in-

crease of $3.5 million or 51 per-
cent. In 2004-05, it was $7 mil-
Mr. Nast also pointed out that
this was the first audit that re-
quired reporting the value of all
county's infrastructure assets,
like roads and bridges.
"It's never been on the books
before 2007," he.said, adding the
new standard tallied up another
$27 million in net assets. "So the
numbers look a lot bigger this
Furthermore, a number of


county departments came in be-
low their 2006-07 budgets, leav-
ing surplus dollars that rolled
over into this year's budget.
Tax Collector Gene Har-
vey ended the fiscal year with
$104,000 and Clerk of Court Al
Fraser had an extra $207,000, to
name a few.
"We didn't find any non-com-
pliance ... with the laws, rules
and regulations," commented
Mr. Nast. "There was no non-
compliance at all, a very positive

fective August 12, 2008,

office of '

Dr. Robert L. Phillips,
is at a new location

The new Macclenny location
is 534 S. 5th Street
(next to Dr. Meg Romeo's office)

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mer. Those things matter.
So with gas prices dominat-
ing the economic news in the
summer of 2008, you know it's
going to be on the minds of vot-
ers in this fall's elections. The
Democrats are staving off and
"up-down" vote in Congress on
drilling for domestic oil, I sus-
pect because they don't want to
force Mr. Obama to show his
hand in a Senate tally. One can't
equivocate or obfuscate on a
"yes-no" vote. and that ain't
his style.
On a related matter, isn't it in-
teresting how government agen-
cies complain they'll have to live
with reduced revenues because
Americans are driving less?
Guess what? We've had to cut
back, and they do, too.
Anyone who pays attention to
the newspaper industry knows
we're going through a rough
transition resulting from the col-
lision of the Internet-centered
information business and a sour-
ing economy. The result mas-

sive.layoffs at larger newspapers
with declining circulation and ad
revenues, and serious belt-tight-
ening for smaller publications
like us. We have to cope; we
have to emerge as leaner, more
customer-centered information
And for many of us, that
means cutting back on expenses.
Government has to do the same.
Politicians, particularly Dem-
ocrats, will be anxious this fall
to remind potential voters how
bad things are out there, and pro-
mote themselves as the solution.
What they are saying is "govern-
ment is the solution."
Government in all too many
instances is the problem, and
such is the case when it comes
to going after existing and new
sources of energy. Until Presi-
dent Bush came out of his slum-
ber and put some muscle in the
effort to drill offshore and in
Alaska, that price at the pump
was holding steady at just over
$4 a gallon.


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I've got chills, they're multiplying, and I'm los-
ing control.
It's true.
No, it's not a scene from
Grease or even a bout of
the Bird Flu. Instead, what's
struck me down for the next M Y S
two weeks is you guessed
it, Olympics fever. TH E A
I worried due to the in- H E V
crease in adrenalin and the
general jittery feeling I've ROBERT
had since Friday that I just
might be coming down with.
the dreaded malady that seems to strike me every
four years like clockwork.
Yep. Olympics fever.
It's a pandemic breaking out around the world
and affecting men and women alike from Malawi
to Dubai, from Detroit to Dortmund. Though I have
come down with the worst bout of Olympics fever,
leaving me absolutely useless for hours at a time,
my entire family seems to have caught the disease.
When I am not working, my day goes like this:
Get up at 7:00 am and watch the men's or women's
soccer that was taped at 5:00 am. After that, catch
a little archery, trap shooting, dressage, single scull
rowing or team handball live on USA or MSNBC.
Lunch. Over a tuna fish sandwich, I switch be-
tween water polo, preliminary rounds of swim-
ming, women's weightlifting, beach volleyball,
fencing and badminton.
Dinner and then prime time. This is guaranteed
to be the Michael Phelps or Katie Hoff show, as
NBC focuses on swimming. When they are not
covering swimming, they are showing hours of
women's gymnastics.
I use the phrase women's gymnastics very loose-
ly. These girls, who are supposed to be a minimum
of 16 years old, look like they are still in elemen-
tary school. Have you seen the Chinese gymnasts?
Who are the Chinese trying to fool? These girls
aren't 16 or 15 or 14. They are lucky if they are 11
or 12 or the grand old age of 13. They look like
they should be playing Barbies instead of flipping
through the air.



Be that as it may, I still watch and yell an
on the edge of my seat. Conversation stops in i
sentence. Phrases like "Did you see ..." "Are

'Real life' economic lesson


The recent spike in gasoline
prices, followed by a steady
drop the past week, is probably
the best lesson in the laws of
economics that we have been
exposed to in decades.
Surveys and voting pat-
terns suggest that Americans,
we who benefit from the world's
mightiest economic engine, are
pitifully ignorant when it comes
to the counteracting forces of
supply and demand. The mantra
we learned back in high school
[when economics was an actual
subject] was this: supply up,
price down; supply down, price
Of course, the rules as applied
to the price of gasoline since the
start of summer are a bit more
complex than that, but not overly
so. What started the downward
slide from $4.05 a gallon to the
present $3.79 and dropping was
the world market's reaction to
the likelihood that the United
States will turn on the spigot for
some of its domestic supply of
oil in the near future.
That caused the futures mar-
ket what speculators are will-
ing to bet the price of a barrel
will be down the road to re-
adjust downward. They are sim-
ply not going to bet on a high
price per barrel when they have
solid indications that supplies
will loosen.
That's not to say the trend
can't reverse. A jittery world
supply interrupted or curtailed
by Russia invading its former
aligned state of Georgia could
do it; increased driving ovet La-
bor Day will have some effect.
Just the simple decision by in-
dividual drivers the you's and
me's to now start driving a bit
more could ratchet up the retail
price. Remember, Americans
drove about 9 billion miles less
per month when the cost started
its quick ascent earlier this sum-

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kidding me ..." "Where did
that come from?" seem to
SOF dot my speech.
DE O FSome symptoms of Olym-
pics fever: yelling, yelping,
groaning, random slapping
ATTER of hands with people near-
by, fist pumping, chanting
;ERARD "USA, USA!", increased
sappiness. choking up and
getting misty-eyed over
schmaltzy player profiles or the playing of national
anthems (any national anthem).
I choked up when the tears ran down the face
of an American fencer and a Chinese badminton
player. I'm a multi-national sap.
Some other random Olympic jottings:
V Ordinarily I'm very respectful about presi-
dents, whether I like them or not. Then why do I
find myself laughing out loud when I see President
Bush yawning and looking at his watch when he's
watching some Olympic event? I can't answer that.
Maybe he just resembles Will Ferrell's portrayals
on Saturday Night Live a little too mudh.
VI'm not quite sure how I feel about Beijing as
an Olympic site. They hustled all of the poor people
out of their homes so they wouldn't be an eyesore.
They stopped farmers from growing rice for a year
so that they could divert huge quantities of water
to the dozens of fountains around the capital. They
shut down factories and wouldn't allow a million
cars on the streets so they won't be embarrassed by
the absolutely awful air pollution rivaled only by
former Olympic site Mexico City.
V Sure they can turn out one of the most amaz-
ing feats of live entertainment anyone has ever
witnessed like they did at the opening ceremonies,
even if some of the fireworks proved to be com-
puter-generated. But the downside is that they spent
$300 million to do it. They might have spent a few
yen on the hovels the poor people lived in so that
they wouldn't have had to move them.
There's an Olympic moment.

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Letters to theEditor...

A lack ofunderstanding
Dear Editor:
I read with great interest your article regarding BCMS's lawsuit to
halt the Cedar Creek development. As an executive in the health care
field for over 35 years I found the article demonstrated a total lack
of research in the subject at hand. Obviously the writer has a lack of
understanding of the reimbursement received by hospitals from Medi-
Your writer quotes a report commissioned by Cedar Creek's de-
veloper which is obviously biased by just the nature of who paid for
the study. The consultant hired by the Cedar Creek developers, Knapp
& Associates, states that Cedar Creek will generate more outpatient
revenues, which today account for 94 percent of net revenues (for
Knapp & Associates leaves out the fact that the increase will be
predominately Medicare revenue, which pays less than cost for the
services rendered to its enrollees.
Increasing revenue that pays less than cost obviously will have a
tremendous negative impact on BCMS. It would most likely result in
the closure of BCMS as indicated by Gary Dobson, M.D...
Drew Snyder
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Jacksonville Beach
(The writer's consulting firm has done business with Fraser Hospital
in the past.)

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House north of Glen far from finished after four years termed an eyesore and a safety hazard.

Complaints of Glen eyesore

Owner has 10 days toix it orfines start running
BY JOEL ADDINGTON She said it wasn't until 2007 the foundation was
Press Staff poured and the plumbing was completed by anoth-
The Baker County Code Enforcement Board er neighbor.
levied one of its heaviest fines August 11 against a "It's appalling," she said. "These guys don't need
Glen St. Mary property owner whose home is sub- an extension; they need to tear it down."
stantially uncompleted after four years. Neighbors Another neighbor, Jeremy Cain, said he's had to
and a building department official called the struc- tell his children to stay away from the property for
ture unsightly, appalling and a safety hazard. fear they could be injured. "By them leaving [the
The property at 7493 W. Smooth Bore Ave. hearing], it shows they don't care," he said.
owned by Vicki Bisquera of Jacksonville has been Code board members voted unanimously to find
an ongoing problem 2004 when the building per- the property in violation and approved giving Ms.
mit was issued, said Building Department Director Bisquera 10 days to either submit a complete set of
Bob Hathcox. plans to the building department or tear the struc-
The property and the partially constructed home ture down.
on it were brought before the board for continuing If that doesn't happen, the board approved a
building permit violations. $150 fine plus $75 per day, for up to 180 days, until
Mr. Hathcox explained Ms. Bisquera has made the property comes into compliance. The property
little progress, causing a number of stop work or- owner was also assessed the board's mandatory
ders to be placed on the project due to faulty con- $85 administrative fee.
struction and failed inspections. In other code enforcement cases heard this
"I've been in the house and there's serious issues week:
with its structural integrity," Mr. Hathcox told the The board found Samuel and Elizabeth Bur-
board, adding that a push against the walls causes ridge's property at 4067 Deerfield Circle in viola-
them to move. "The building, in my opinion, is un- tion for junk and debris and gave the owners 10
safe." days to clean up the property or face a $100 fine
Some safety concerns arise from the fact that plus $15 per day the violation exists for up to 180
moisture has absorbed into portions of the wood days, and the $85 administrative fee.
frame, making the structure itself unstable. The board found Donald and Elizabeth Thomp-
More recently, a third building permit was void- son's property at 6461 CW Webb Rd. in Macclenny
ed by the building department in March of this in violation for junk and debris and gave the own-
year and building officials have found tents erected ers 10 days to come into compliance or face a $50
inside the structure. fine plus $15 per day for up to 180 days and the
Since construction began on the home, Mr. Ha- administrative fee.
thcox said he has yet to receive a complete set of The board found Philip Lane's property at
plans including engineering, architectural, elec- 15222 Jack Dowling Circle in Sanderson in viola-
trical and HVAC plans for the project. tion for failing to obtain a building permit and hav-
He recommended the board give Ms. Bisquera ing two mobile homes on the property zoned for
30 days to either tear down the home, or submit just one. The board gave Mr. Lane 10 days to cor-
a complete set of plans to receive a new building rect the violations or face a $50 fine plus $15 per
permit. day for up to 180 days and the administrative fee.
"'We can dothat by Wednesday [August 13]." The board found Richard Johnson's property
Ms. Bisquera told the board, shortly before.leav- at 8930 East\ood Rd. in Glen in compliance and,
ing the hearing, and before neighboring property levied only the $85 administrative fee.
owners spoke or the board made any decisions on The board found Felix and Tina Torres' prop-
the case. erty at 4635 Maple St. in Macclenny in violation
"They were trying to build on their own," said for unregistered vehicles and gave the couple 10
neighboring Cannon Heights resident Pam Robin- days to come into compliance or face an $50 fine
son. "We've had this monstrous, grotesque home plus $10 per day until the violation is corrected for
for four years. We watched for two years and noth- a maximum of 180 days, plus the administrative
ing was going on." fee.

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Arrests resulted from two un-
related domestic violence cases
last week involving subjects us-
ing vehicles as weapons.
Jared Griffis, 25, was ar-
rested for aggravated battery the
evening of August 8 after he al-
legedly rammed a vehicle con-
taining estranged wife Lindsay,
22, and their 2-year-old son.
Ms. Griffis met police at the
S&S store on South 6th in Mac-
clenny shortly after the incident
about 5:30, and told Deputy Paul
Chance she was leaving her
residence off Woodlawn Cem-
etery Rd. following an argument
with Mr. Griffis when he pulled
alongside her in a 2006 Hyundai
and sideswiped her 1996 Chev-
rolet. No one was injured.
Police located the accused a
short time later, and Mr. Griffis
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SJoette Moore-Spencer, 47, of
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on August 10 for aggravated as-
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run down Woodrow Joyner, 38,
at his address off Brent Lane in
Ms. Spencer and her es-
tranged husband Kenneth, 40,
also of Jacksonville, began ar-
guing after they had gone to Mr.
Joyner's residence to retrieve a
wallet. He asked the couple to
leave, and Mr. Joyner said that
was when the accused attempted
to run him over with her 1999
Ford pickup.
Mr. Joyner was charged with
criminal mischief for striking
the pickup with a pipe, breaking
two windows and resulting in
other damage. Ms. Moore-Spen-
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battery for striking her husband
just as Deputy Chance arrived at
the address about 1:00 am.
Matthew Murdaugh,. 26,
was booked at county jail the
evening of August 10 for alleg-
edly threatening wife Carolyn,
26, during an argument at their
residence off Largo Lane.
A visibly shaken Ms.
Murdaugh told Deputy James
Marker her husband threatened
to strike her and burn her clothes
if she did not leave the residence.
He was charged with domestic

Two inmates

attempting t(
Two county jail inmates face
additional felony counts for at-
tempting to smuggle smokeless
tobacco into the facility the af-
ternoon of August 8.
Michael Deangelis, 35, of St.
Augustine and Robert Thomp-
son, 19, of Macclenny are both
outside trustys and were being
searched after returning from a
work detail that day. Jail officer
Thomas Dyal said he observed
Mr. Deangelis remove the to-
bacco bound in tape from a body
cavity and place it atop a moni-
tor screen in a holding cell.
The inmate upon question-
ing told jail officers that Mr.
Thompson had also stashed the
substance, one of many consid-
ered contraband inside the jail.
The second inmate was inter-
viewed and produced the item.
Smuggling forbidden items
into the jail is a third-degree

Suspects bust

3 windows in

separate cases

A 22-year-old Macclenny
man whose wife said has a
drinking problem was booked
at county jail shortly after mid-
night August 11 for allegedly
breaking the front-door window
at another man's home.
The victim, Danny Mathis
was at the Macclenny fire sta-
Stion when he heard a loud noise
coming from his house at 151
Morris Ave.
He went home to find the win-
dow smashed and told Deputy
Christopher Walker he'd argued
with William Johnson of Blair
Street the previous evening.
The deputy spoke with the
suspect, who had a strong odor
of alcohol, and Mr. Johnson ad-
mitted to breaking the window
because he was "mad" at Mr.
SMr. Johnson faces a charge of
criminal mischief.
Another broken window was
reported by Olustee resident
Verdell Morgan on August 8.
While away in Lake City,
Ms. Morgan said someone had
thrown a small piece of metal
through her front window on
Leonard Ford Road.
Police questioned several
children at a nearby park, but re-
ceived no leads.
However, authorities did get a
list of suspects August 7 ina case
involving an unknown person
throwing a bag of potting soil
through Elizabeth Drummond's
sliding glass door on Woodlawn
Road sometime after July 21.
The victim was out of town
during that time but reported
no items missing from the resi-
dence. On several walls though,
the name "Levi Dakota" had
been spray painted.
An unidentified neighbor re-
ported witnessing three white
juveniles leaving the property
the week prior and provided
their names to police.

d with felonies

tobacco into jail

In other cases, four persons
were jailed the past week on
misdemeanor drug posses-
sion counts after vehicles were
stopped along Interstate 10.
William Mango, 22, of Jack-
sonville was at the wheel of a
westbound 2008 Dodge stopped
for lane, weaving near the CR
229 overpass at Sanderson the
morning of August 9.
Deputy Chris Walker said
passenger James Ponder, 25, of
Jacksonville tossed out a small
amount of marijuana as the ve-
hicle was coming to a stop. A
container of pot belonging to Mr.
Mango was confiscated, as were
two Glock automatic pistols, one
in his waistband and the other in
a locked glove box.
He was also ticketed for fail-

ure to maintain a single lane.'
The traffic stop took place about
4:30 am.
-* Anthony Blair, 18, of Cor-
tez, Ohio and Andrew Wilson,,
18, of Wooster, Ohio were ar-,
rested.the evening of August 5
after their eastbound 1999 Ford
was stopped on the interstate'
near Macclenny.
Deputy Patrick McGauley
said a baggie of marijuana was
found on the driver side floor-'
board, a "blunt" pot cigar in the
right door and a smoking pipe.
The officer said he chased the'
vehicle after it failed to move
into the passing lane at the scene
of another traffic stop.
He also said the occupants of
the Mustang yelled an obscenity
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development, has not been "ful-
ly implemented," according to
the EAR.
While the county has always
had procedures for review and
approval of development and
more recently hired a planning
director and established the local
planning board, the report states
that historically, county com-
missioners have leaned heavily
toward allowing landowners to
do what they want with their
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of past and future develop
issues facing the county.
Mr. Preston also told
county commission last mr
that although the compare
sive plan has sufficed for th
seven years, with the amou
growth expected during the
decade, it will not do so for
en more.

Mixed bag on comp plan follow-ups

BY JOEL ADDINGTON The report continues, "This "The County Commission money for such facilities
Press Staff attitude has circumvented im- passed a transportation impact continues to be reliant on
It's one thing to have a plan, plementation of more formal fee ordinance to collect funds vidual wells and septic sys
and another thing to execute it. procedures as well as obstruct- at the time building permits are rather than a centralized
Baker County has had some ing adherence to the regulations, issued to be spent toward trans- and sewer system.
trouble with the latter, specifi- With the clear need to improve portation improvements," he However, Mr. Preston
cally in following certain objec- county infrastructure, such as said. "Some of those monies will that it wasn't until this year
tives in its comprehensive plan, paving existing roads and not al- be spent, and have been spent, growth has begun to neces&
a document aimed at guiding fu- lowing new subdivisions on dirt to pave some of the niajor dirt centralized water and sewer
ture development in the unincor- roads, the commission must take roads like Reid Stafford, Crews "On a half-acre lot with
porated areas of the county, a more consistent regulatory Road, and Claude Harvey." tic it's alright," Mr. Preston
And every seven years, the tone through formal procedure. But due to the high cost of "But we're on the edge oi
planning and zoning depart- The board continues to have dif- paving, a number of proper- eras. We've had large lots i
ment is required by the state's ficulty with this objective." ties have been divided and sold past, but going forward
Department of Community Af- The EAR will also serve as without following subdivision need smaller lots that re(
fairs (DCA) to produce a report a basis to re-write the compre- regulations and without the central water and sewer."
on how well the county has done hensive plan during the next two county's knowledge. County of- Also, the county has ga
in meeting the goals, policies years via EAR-based compre- ficials typically discover illegal a commitment from C
and objectives spelled out in the hensive plan amendments that divisions when the new owners Creek's developer for it to
plan. will be drafted by staff, dis- request building permits and struct a centralized watei
This report, known as the cussed by the county commis- can't obtain them because their sewer system for the 6000
Evaluation and Appraisal Report sion, and possibly approved by lots don't conform with subdivi- project that could be turned
(EAR), is intended to function the board. sion regulations. to the county in the future a
as a report card on adherence to "New policies have not been Such a pattern of develop- beginning of a county-wide
the plan. developed yet," said Mr Pres- ment, and historical patterns tem.
Planning Director Ed Preston ton. here, have made it difficult for Getting away from the u
said he'd grade the county with a Today the county has about the county to achieve another septic systems, which is a p
"solid B" in that regard. 400 miles of dirt roads that, objective in the comprehensive preferred by state environ.
"For the most part the county while never recognized as defi- plan: to maintain quality resi- tal officials, particularly ar
has followed the comprehensive cient, are assumed to function dential communities, natural resources like th
plan," he said. very poorly, the report states. "The county has had ongoing Mary's River, will likely b
However, there are also a Another objective in the com- difficulties with the prolifera- dressed during comprehei
number of areas identified in the prehensive plan is to correct all tion of unrecorded subdivisions plan's rewrite.
EAR report where the county roadway deficiencies. consisting of large-lot devel- "It's definitely a strategy 1
has fallen short. However, as the EAR points opments on dirt roads as new been followed for private
For instance, the comprehen- out, the county lacks the funds regulations have been passed to velopment to provide wate:
sive plan calls for updating the to pave the more than 400 miles stem this flow," the report reads. sewer that eventually the cc
capital improvements plan each of dirt roads that, "suffer com- "The county is striving for a bal- will take over and expand,'
year. plete loss of access from sum- ance between personal property Preston said.
"We've never done it," Mr. mer rains and flooding...several rights and quality residential "It also goes hand-in-
Preston said. times each year." community planning. This daily with [encouraging higher] d
And since the county has had This circumstance has led struggle is exacerbated by large- ties," he said, referring to sr
ample infrastructure capacity the county to mandate that sub- ly rural tracts of family-owned lots clustered together to
for development and no need for divisions, defined as property land that is ... not in a traditional water and sewer more feasi
capital improvements, DCA has divided more than two times, community design." The EAR was finished
never raised the issue. have paved roads, and approve a Success with ensuring the January, but it had to be twe
"They've ignored it," he said. transportation impact fee. availability of land for utility and resubmitted to DCA
Another objective in the com- As such, Mr. Preston said the facilities necessary to support a second time last month
prehensive plan to establish and process of paving dirt roads, al- proposed development has also Preston said the state had a
implement formal procedures though slow going, has already been mixed. for additional data, a heavi
for the review and approval of begun. The county has not had the cus on the past and a compa

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and deceit. You need to know the facts...
Fiction: Bobby Hart does not support the Second Amendment.
FACT: Bobby Hart has an "A" rating from the NRA, a pro-gun rating from the Unified Sportsman of
Florida, preferred listing in the Unified Sportsman of Florida 2008 Candidate Ratings AND is the
only candidate in this race who has gone to war to support all of the freedoms you and your
family enjoy.
Fiction: This campaign will be a clean, issue-driven race.
FACT: Expect a barrage of negative ads and attacks in the last weeks of the election. This is a
violation of the Florida Republican Code of Conduct signed by all Republican candidates. The code
prohibits any "misrepresentations, distortions, malicious untruths, half-truths or innuendos" and
"last minute attacks or charges." Bobby Hart WILL NOT violate his pledge to voters.
Fiction: Bobby Hart will have trouble winning his own county.
FACT: Bobby Hart is endorsed or supported by nearly all of the elected officials in Baker County
including Sheriff Joey Dobson, Superintendent of Schools Paula Barton, Tax Collector Gene Harvey,
Clerk of Courts Al Fraser, and all or a majority of the remaining constitutional officers, county
commissioners, school board members, and town councils of the city of Macclenny and Glen St.
Fiction: Nassau County voters will not let the representative seat leave Nassau County.
FACT: Bobby Hart has taught in Nassau County for nine years, broadcast West Nassau football
in the mid-80's, has the support of a majority of the Nassau County School Board, has been
endorsed by Nassau County teachers, was the grand marshal of the Greater Nassau County
Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade and honored throughout Nassau County for his service
to his country, his school and Nassau County. Bobby Hart has the support in Nassau County
necessary to win.
Fiction: Bobby Hart does not have enough money to win the election.
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and tears including nine years each in Nassau and Union counties, a lifetime of service in Baker
County and years of service in Bradford and Clay counties with the Florida National Guard and
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A IlI HEL : Surviving World War II as a young

A LIVIN HELL" boyin German-occupied Holland

Press Staff
The year was 1943. It was a very cold winter
day in Rotterdam, Holland and the snow was fall-
ing heavily. Without warning, a group of Nazi sol-
diers strong-armed their way into the apartment of
the Alart family and took the 18-year old son Arie
into custody.
Another son, Dirk, managed to escape detection
by slipping out the window. He climbed onto the
roof and hid by lying in the rain gutter and cover-
ing himself with snow.
The youngest son, seven-year-old Jack, escaped
the attention of the Nazis, too, thanks to the quick
action of one of his sisters. Standing behind her par-
ents, the lower half of her body was blocked from
the soldiers' view. Little Jack was beside her. She
discretely lifted her long, heavy skirts and draped
them over the boy, who crouched motionless at her
The soldiers searched the house, demanding to
know the whereabouts of any other young males.
"You already have my son. Please, there are no
more," implored the elder Alart.
Dirk escaped that night and made his way by
bicycle through southern Holland to a friend of the
family who sheltered him until the country was lib-
"I was little, but I remember it all very clearly,"
said Jack Alart, who for the last ten years has lived
and worked in Macclenny. He is now 78.
The Nazis also confiscated every scrap of the
bread, meat, beans and potatoes in the kitchen
cupboard. For the next 30 days the family lived on
"Everyone lost a lot of weight. Sometimes we
were allowed to visit a soup kitchen, but there was
hardly any food in the soup. All we had at home
was water. Then the Americans began air dropping
food outside the city.
No one went to work because they weren't al-
lowed. People stayed inside their apartments, afraid
to even go near the windows because they might be
shot. They gathered in groups and prayed a lot.
Across the street was a train track. Along it stood
a long row of box cars. One.of the worst things Mr.
Alart remembers was that soldiers often came from
the'box cars into the apartment building and took
young girls away from their families.
"They didn't go after grown women, like my sis-
ters, only the younger girls,usually those that were


"None of the parents wanted any of us outside
that building, but we'd slip out anyway and play on
the sidewalks," said Mr. Alart. "We developed an
instinct for when a Nazi patrol was about to show
up and could disappear in a flash, only to be back
out on the street again as soon as the soldiers were
out of sight."
The Americans liberated the country in 1945.
By that time, nearly all of Rotterdam had been
bombed. The three-story apartment building where
the Alarts lived was in one of the only sections of
the city not destroyed.

They never saw their son Aire again, He died in
the work camp.
The citizens of Rotterdam began cleaning up
and rebuilding their city. Children went back to
school. Since they went year round and the subjects
were concentrated, Mr. Alart got the equivalent of
a high school education by the time he was twelve
and could speak four languages: Dutch, English,
German and French. He then went to work in the
shipyard where he stayed for a number of years.
Some of the Alart children immigrated to the'
United States. One night in 1957, Mr. Alart got a
phone call from his brother Dirk, who had settled
in Salt Lake City, Utah.
"Why don't you come?" he asked. "In this coun-
try, you can be anything you want to be if you just
apply yourself."
Mr. Alart asked his parents for permission.
"My mother went into her bedroom, shut the
door and cried," said Mr. Alart.
Like so many immigrants, Mr. Alart vividly
remembers sailing into the New York City harbor
and seeing the promising sight of "Lady Liberty"
against the skyline.
Even so, work was hard to find in Salt Lake City,
so he enlisted in the Army and in 1961 found him-
self back in Europe, stationed in Lyon, France, dur-
ing the Berlin Crisis.
"I begged for a three-day pass to go see my par-
ents," said Mr. Alart. "That was the last time I was
ever in Holland."
After his discharge, Mr. Alart came to Florida,
encouraged by one of his military buddies who was
from Jacksonville. He settled there, got married
and raised a family.
"I thought Jacksonville was too crowded," Mr.
Alart. "I still think so. Macclenny is better."
He still has two keepsakes his parents sent over
from Holland in 1970.
"I think my mother was concerned I would for-
get my heritage," said Mr. Alart. "She and my fa-
ther didn't have a lot of money, but they traveled to
Delft where beautiful dishes are made and bought
a tile and a plate and sent them over to me.
The tile is glazed in the characteristic blue, hand-
painted designs the Delft region is famous for. The
dish features a detailed image of a windmill, a
symbol synonymous with the country of Holland.
"My sister Nellie is still in Holland and her
health is frail. It's my dream to get back to my na-
tive country and see her one more time. I pray that
can happen," said Mr. Alart.

age 13-15.
"They'd drag them out of the apartments across
to the box cars where they'd rape them. You could
hear the girls screaming. Then you could hear the
soldiers laughing and bragging about it. It was aw-
Mr. Alart's curiosity often got the better of him
and he would sneak to the forbidden window and
look outside. He remembers the sight of the huge
tanks as they rumbled along, patrolling the streets.
Even in such extreme circumstances, kids will
still be kids and somehow find a way to play.

Vehicle parked at Moose Lodge is looted

Agust 8 oflaptop, accessories

A television, purse, wallet, Tammy Combs of Glen St.
cell phone and laptop computer Mary reported her purse miss-
were among the items reported ing from a cleaning cart at the
stolen this week. Travel Lodge on S. Sixth St.
Troy Thornton's Dell laptop in Macclenny while she was
computer and accessories, val- cleaning a room sometime be-
ued at $1000, were taken from fore 1130 am on August 9. Ms.
his 1998 Ford Explorer while it Combs couldn't point to a pos-
was parked at the Moose Lodge sible suspect other than guests
on S. Lowder St. late in the eve- on the motel's second floor.
ning of August 8. Jonathan Harvey told police
The victim said his passenger one of the people he had over to
door lock was damaged, and that his house at 8477 Lewis Rhoden
he thought the perpetrator could Rd. August 9 to watch a fight on
be a middle-aged white man that television may have stolen his
often rides his bike around Mac- wallet containing $41, identi-
clenny. fiction, debit and credit cards.
Based on that description, Names and phone numbers of
Deputy Jerald Peterson spoke his guests were given to depu-
with Ralph Taylor at his camp- ties, but no arrests have been
site in the woods off the railroad made.
tracks west of Lowder St. Mr. Mardy Daniels was riding
Taylor pointed the deputy to Ter- in a white van with a woman
ry Shunk, 49, of Glen St. Mary, known only to him as "Glenda"
saying the man camped with him when she left him stranded at
the previous evening and had a the Exxon on S. SR 121 August
computer matching the descrip- 1 about 11:00 pm., He said he
tion of the stolen one. went into the station to pay for
Deputy Mike Lagle made gas.and the woman in her early
contact with the suspect, who 20s drove off with his cell phone
freely admitted stealing the still in the vehicle.
computer and assisted in recov- Bonita Crews of Glen St.
ering the items from off Ham-
bone Trail and the north side of ET INSTANT (
the railroad tracks. The property
was returned to Mr. Thorton. WITH THE YAZO
Mr. Shunk faces a mis- Commercialde
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Mary reported the fraudulent
use of her credit.card at a Kan-
garoo station in Middleburg Au-
gust 4. A surveillance tape from
the store is being forwarded to
the sheriff's office. Ms. Crews
said she lost her credit card
while at Wal-Mart on August 2
and didn't realize it was missing
until the next day.
Carolyn Turner of Macclen-
ny reported the caretaker of her
grandson, Cleveland Collins, 55,
of Steelbridge Rd. had written
14 bad checks from her grand-
son's empty bank account be-
tween July 22 and August 1. The
loss totaled more than $1000
in checks written and overdraft
fees. The grandson said Mr. Col-
lins had him sign blank checks
and threatened to harm him if he
told anyone.
The case is ongoing.
Petit theft charges were filed
with the state attorney against
Dustin Irish, 21, of E. Yellow
Pine Circle in Glen St. Mary
after he allegedly stole make-up
and toys'from the Wal-Mart Su-
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Woman sought after running from deputy
A Macclenny woman is want- sped away at a high speed.and repeatedly knocked on the do,
ed ion multiple charges for run- turned abruptly onto Grissholm. of-Brandy Hoffman on Tall Pin
nfnig'on foot from a deputy sher- After she exited, she went be- Rd:olboking~f6o`raii acquaii
iff the evening of August 4 after hind a crowd of bystanders and tance.
t he chased her several blocks in fled. Deputy Chris Walker said 1
a vehicle. Warrants were issued for her found Ms. Young hiding behii
Deputy Steven Jones said he arrest on charges of reckless a tree in the neighborhood fc
identified Chazatee Moore, 20, driving, fleeing police, having lowing the 10:45 pm incider
of Macclenny when she exited no valid license and violating and she was disoriented ar
the 1997 Buick after it came to the statute on excessive noise. covered with mud. She said st
a stop on Grissholm St. about Neither of the passengers, in- fell off a bike.
11:00. The officer said he gave cluding Whitney Brihm, 20, of Terry Slunk, 49 of Gl
chase after noting the suspect Jacksonville, the owner of the S Mary was taken to jail
and several passengers near the Buick, was charged. S. ar was taen to a
a similar charge after he wa
intersection of MLK and South In other recent cases, Judy i ar he
r Boulevard and high-volume Young, 50, of Macclenny was found intoxicated and lying
speaker noise coming from the arrested for disorderly intoxica- the pavement of East Bouleval
vehicle. tion late on August 4 after she in Macclenny about 2:00 am
Deputy Jones said Ms. Moore August 7. -

I have dedicated most of my adult hfe to serving the cities of this county in a number of capacities: workingfor the Sheriffs
Office, leading various community activities, leading and helping our citiens against a destructive move for our community and
most recently working for the state in providing security at Northeast Florida State Hospital In all of these capacities I have
served with integrity, loyalty and always done the job to the best of my abilities. If you have any questions or comments, feel
free to contact me anytime at home 27543.70 or cellphone 627-6142. The following are some comments related to my work
and community service: .---

"I heard recently of your line of duty shoot-
ing. Your courage and dedication to the
safety of your community is so very com-
mendable. In the face of what was surely
one of the most hazardous calls of your
career, you not only survived the dangerous
situation, you prevailed."
Sheriff William Cameron,

/The Medal of Valor is the highest national award
that can be bestowed upon a public safety officer.
It is awarded to those officers who have demon-
strated extraordinary courage, dedication to'duty,
and selfless commitment to the safety of their
fellow citizens. Your nomination for the Medal
of Valor distinguishes you as someone who is,
willing to go above and beyond the call of duty,
and for that I extend to you my appreciation."

Charlotte Couny, Flonda Ash1raf,
S John Asheroft,
United Sas Attorney General

"On behalf of the Pmellas County Sheriff's
Office members thank you for your uncompro- "I'll never forget your help. It takes a re-
mised service to the citizens of Baker County ally special person in life to help others the
and best wishes for a speedy recovery." way you did for me. If you need help with
Everett S. Rice, Sher, your campaign or anything else, I'll help in
Pinelas Counr, Floridda a heartbeat."
May Byrd

"Had it not been tor the efforts of Mr.
Crews and other concerned citizens, Baker
County would now be the home of yet an-
other pollution*site. A previously proposed
construction landfill, initially supported by
Julie Combs, was almost quietly slipped by
the citizens of Baker County."
Ray & Delores Rogers

Policulodersementpoidfo and o roedbyMichoel Roy Crew, Republon, fe, County Commissioer, Ditit.

l Michael Crews seems to find himself in the news on
Memorial Day weekends.
In 2004, he and another county deputy .were wounded
in a gun battle with a robbery suspect in Glen St. Mary.
They killed the suspect and the shooting retained high-
profile status for several weeks.
This year, Mr. Crexw was once again front and center
during the summer's first hohday weekend. This time, he
was firing shots again, figuratively, and his target was a
proposed landfill off SR 229 south of Sanderson."
Jim rACGau., The Baker County C iwss Publisher,
Rtprntcd &om The Baka Coun-" Press, June 9, 2005
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Rebel Cats'celebrate 50th highschool reunion at the Womans Club onAug 2
The Baker County High School Class of 1958 celebrated its 50th class reunion August 2 at the Macclenny Woman's Club. The reunion program featured the design of the 1958
annual which was dark red with a silver panther and the words '58 Rebel Four teachers were present as special guests: Mary Finley, Elizabeth Gazdick and Tomn and Joann
Covington. Attendees remembered classmates now deceased and told many funny stories from the past. A turkey dinner was catered by the Woman's Club and the evening was
topped of with a surprise performance by a belly dancer who performed a Turkish sword dance. Attendees (not in photo order) were Marvin and Jackie Canady, Clyde Crews,
Delores Hardin, Larry Combs, Pat Crews, Margie Dice, Doris Griffis, Peggy Harvey, Ronnie Kirkland, Eva Willis, Earl Coleman, Peggy Gayle Crawford, Trilby Crews, Mor-
ris Davis, Ella Mae Edwards, Johnnie Groves, Patsy Hunter, Ann Lauramore, Carolyn Linster, Phillip Norman, Faye Raulerson, Barbara Ann Stansell, Faye Mattox, Ronnie
Pittman, Gracie Raulerson, Nettle Ruth Lee, Leonard and Margie Norman, Marilyn Raulerson, Brenda Thrift, D.L. Vining and Eugene Waters. Attending but not pictured
were Earl Coleman, Lonnie Pittman, Eugene Waters and Morris Davis.

City approves College St. enhancements

lWll proceed with study on underground utilities on 228

Press Staff
The Macclenny City Com-
mission gave unanimous approv-
al August 12 to begin planning
more improvements to the one
block of College Street between
US 90 and the railroad tracks
that would eliminate four park-
ing spaces but improve safety
and aesthetics of the very visible
downtown block.
"It seems like College Street
is an attractive location that
could attract even more busi-
n.sses downtown n,"' said. City
Manager GeraldDopson, adding
that further improvements could
spur even more re-development
downtown. "We've been talking
about what we can do to try and
enhance College Street and what
it has to offer."
The city's downtown redevel-
opment fund has about $19,000
left after recently completed
angled parking on the now one-
way street.
However, that improvement
narrowed the road, said Assis-
tant City Manager Roger Yar-
borough, making it difficult for
two vehicles to back out at the
same time.
SFurthermore, the proposed
improvements would add five
more feet of width by angling
parking at 60 degrees rather
than 45 degrees, curb-side light-
ing and landscaping between
parking spaces.
"We could really set the area
off... really dress it up," said Mr.
SThe city manager said con-
tractor estimates put the proj-
'ct's cost at $27,000, but if the
pity does, some of the work itself,
he thought it could be done for
the $19,000 left in the downtown
redevelopment fund.
The lighting itself is estimat-
dd to cost $1600 for each of the
eight light fixtures, or a total of
"Us doing it ourselves is sig-
niificantly cheaper than using
IFPL [Florida Power and Light],"
said city Fire Chief Buddy Dug-





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But, if the city undertakes
the project using its own staff, it
could take longer to complete as
city workers have other respon-
"We have the money in the
budget and thought what a better
location," said Mr. Dopson.
Commissioner Floyd Bennett
motioned to go ahead with the
plan, but only if city can do it for
under $30,000.
"The price will come down
depending on how much work
we can do," Mr. Dugger said.
In other business the board
approved movngg forward wi't i;

a roughly $6000 study by FPL
to determine the cost of placing
a main feeder line underground
along certain portions of CR
228 from 1-10 to Lowder Street,
an area known as the "228 En-
terprise Corridor."
A letter to the city from FPL
offered a preliminary estimate
on the cost of doing so at about
$710,000. But the letter said the
utility needs a roughly $6000
study to determine more accu-
rately the cost of the project.
Once a figure is reached, Mr.
Dopson said, "As development
takes place, we could gt de' el~

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opers to pay to replace that line
and underground service."
The project may take ten
years to complete, he said, "but
it needs to happen sooner or
later, and we need to start some-
However, Mayor Gary Dop-
son cautioned the board that,
depending on how long it takes
for work to start, the $710,000
estimate could balloon consider-
Nonetheless, commission-
ers approved funding the study
The citycomnmssinn also ap-
An ordinance on first read-
ing for school concurrency and a
companion agreement on public
school facility planning between
the city, Baker County, Town of
Glen and the school district,
A resolution to install new
city limit signs to reflect newly
annexed property.
An ordinance on first read-
ing to rezone the county's six
areas planned for a new admin-
istration building on its tract off
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Deputies work a trio of

vehicle theft cases; one

ofthem involving drugs

Police made arrests in three grand theft auto, a felony, and
auto theft cases this week that Mr. Morgan faces a misdemean-
also included additional drug- or charge for possession of drug
related charges for three out-of- paraphernalia.
town suspects. James Smith also reported
Jacksonville surveyor Dan- the theft of his 2003 Ford Taurus
iel Dinkins, 24, allegedly left from a residence on Gum Road
the Country Club Lounge on S. overnight August 4-5.
Sixth St. August 8 in the 2004 The victim said someone en-
Toyota Matrix belonging to Brit- tered his home through an un-
tany Hoatlin of Sanderson, about locked back door and took his
12:30 pm. wallet, keys and car while he
Ms. Hoatlin stated Mr. Din- .
Ms. stad Mr. Di was asleep. Mr. Smith advised
kins took her keys off a table in te v w leep. Mr. Smith a .dvi
the bar without her permission the vehicle also contained a .22-
and was not sure if he'd bring caliber pistol, and the wallet had
and was not sure if'he'd bring
back the car, which also con- a driver's license, real estate li-
tained her purse and cell phone. 'cense, concealed weapons per-
The Toyota was located at a mit, cash and a credit card.
residence on Ivey St. in Mac- The next day, the Orange
clenny, where Mr. Daniels was County Sheriff's Department
sleeping on a couch. A search of recovered the car in good condi-
the suspect turned up a marijua- tion in Orlando. Deputies there
na pipe and a partially-smoked advised its driver, Bobby Hyatt,
marijuana cigarette. 27, of Jacksonville had been ar-
Mr. Daniels was arrested rested for drug possession. An
for grand-theft auto and misde- Orange County deputy also said
meanor drug possession. Mr. Hyatt admitted to the Mac-
The following day, a witness clenny thefts and said he was a
put two men in possession of a former roommate of Mr. Smith.
2004 Mitsubishi Galant that was Two other stolen vehicles
reported stolen in Valdosta, Ga. were recovered here this past
Deputy Wayne Limbaugh and week as well.
forestry officer Chris Carson A 1999 GMC truck was
arrested Roosevelt Kitchen, 45, towed from the Crocodile Bar
of Valdosta and Anthony Mor- on east US 90 in Macclenny Au-
gan, 48', of Lake City at Ocean gust 1. The vehicle, owned by
Pond about 10:00 am. The sto- Nicholas Zemba of Lake Wales,
len vehicle was flagged by the Fla., was reported stolen in Polk
forestry officer for failure .to pay County.
the admission fee to the recre- A 1999 Jeep reported sto-
ation area. len in Arkansas, and with a tag
When asked about the car, reported in Arizona, was recov-
Mr. Kitchen said it was borrowed ered in the Wal-Mart parking lot
from his daughter, but that he August 5.
never returned it, rior intended The apparent driver of the ve-
to, and that he knew she would hide, Jonathan Dickinson, 38,
eventually report it stolen. of Oklahoma was arrested on an
Mr. Morgan said he didn't Arkansas warrant for violation
know the vehicle was stolen. of probation. He said the vehicle
Deputies found a glass pipe that belonged to his deceased ex-wife
the suspect admitted he used to and he didn't know it or the tag
smoke crack cocaine. was stole.
Mr Kitchen was arrested for

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, August 14, 2008 Page 8


Parents, students clog halls atB CMS open house
The county's public school teachers returned to work this week, and a series of open houses for parents and students were sched-
uled on Tuesday and Thursday, starting with this one at the middle school on August 12. Here, incoming 7th grader Danielle
Mathis and her father Danny (right) sign up for planning books at the BCMS cafeteria, where hundreds of parents and students
filed through in the morning. The Baker High open house was that evening, and the elementary and intermediate schools followed
suit through Thursday. Classes begin in Baker County next Monday, August 18.

Make use of adult education program

to attain goal of high school diploma

If you need your high school
diploma but never finished
school, Baker County's Adult
Education Program is for you.
We have highly qualified
teachers ready and willing to
give you individualized instruc-
Everyone who comes to class
must first complete diagnostic
testing. The results will identify
the specific areas of remediation
needed. Next, each person will
be given assignments targeted to
lielp ii the needed areas. ""'
After completing several as-
signments, when the student and
teacher feel ready, the student is
re-tested to check the progress.
At this point the remediation is
re-assessed and preparations be-
. gin for GED testing.
GED practice tests are given
in class. The results indicate the
rate of success on the official

Dress code

The following dress code
has been adopted for students at
Baker County Middle School.
With school starting next
Monday, it is important for all
parents to be aware of the code
and make sure their children
The codes:
V Shoes must be worn at all times
no bedroom shoes or slippers are
allowed. Shoes with laces must be tied
at all times.
V No midriff tops, cut-off shirts or
blouses, large-cut sleeveless jerseys or
tank tops. Sleeveless shirts must have
three inches of material on the shoulder
and fit snuggly under the arm.
V No choke collars, chains, wallet
chains, safety pins or spike collars/
V No revealing, extremely tight, or
see-through clothing.
V No short skirts, short shorts,
bicycle shorts or shorts with slits up the
sides. All shorts must be no more than
six inches above the knee cap when
VShirts, pants and overalls are to be
buttoned; pants, shorts and skirts are to
be worn at waist level. Belts must be
buckled and long trousers are not to be
rolled up around the leg. Skirts must
be no more than six (6) inches above
the knee cap when standing, regardless
if shorts, tights, or leggings are worn
underneath. Mid-body (midriff) area
can not show.
/ Any clothing that promotes or
suggests gangs, drugs, tobacco, alco-
hol, firearms or violence is prohibited.
V Any obscene or suggestive pic-
tures, designs, or language (including
gang-related) on clothing is prohibited.
v No wristbands, gloves, sweat-
bands, hats, caps, visors, hair rollers,
combs, headbands/bandannas or any
other head covering are allowed. They
will be confiscated and returned only to
a parent.
V No sunglasses unless authorized
in writing by a doctor.
V Pajamas, pajama-like clothing,
blankets or sleepwear are inappropriate
for daily wear and prohibited.
VJewelry/body piercing that appears
dangerous or a distraction to other stu-
dents is prohibited.

GED tests given once per month
at the Baker County Middle
School cafeteria.
The next dates are August 18,
19 and 20. Registration will be
Tuesday, August 12.
The five parts of the tests
given on each night are: August
18 language arts, writing and
social studies; August 19 lan-
guage arts, reading and science;
August 20 math.
Between March 2007 and
February 2008, 67 high school
dip!omai IWere aa arded." and
over half of the students at-
tended adult education classes.
If students attend class regu-
larly, work hard, complete the
assigned work, and follow the
advice of teachers, they will
greatly increase chances of pass-
ing the GED tests.
Students should purchase a
GED preparation book from the
Vocational and Adult Educa-
tional Center at 270 South Bou-
levard East in Macclenny. The
books cost $18.00.
Instruction sites in Baker
County include the Family Ser-

vice Center next to Keller Inter-
mediate School Monday Fri-
day; 9:00 am-1:00 pm; Baker
County High School, Room 529,
Bldg. 5 on Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 6:30-9:00 pm.
Sanderson Christian Reviv-
al Center off CR 229 south of
Sanderson Mondays and Thurs-
days 6:30-9:00 pm.
Call the center at 259-0403
with questions.

Feed Old Yeller
S-The 'arenk:'" i"y council
for the Baker County school
system will be collecting school
supplies for student in grades
Pre-K through 12 to help those
who are unable to purchase the
items themselves.
A school bus will be located
at Wal-Mart on Saturday, August
9, from 10:00 am-1:00 pm, then
at Food Lion from 1:00-4:00
pm. Collection boxes will also
be located at CVS, Walgreens,
Winn Dixie and Dollar General
in Glen during these times.


Commissioner Conmh

failed her constituents

miserably on landfill
Dear Editor:
There are several issues that resulted in last week's dump proposal
getting dumped.
First, it is clear that when such a site is going to be considered, the
number one priority should be the location. Baker County needs a con-
struction debris landfill; however, careful attention should be given
when selecting the site.
Commissioner Julie Combs suggested tht the NIMBY (not inmy
backyard!) was in play here. Not so. What was in play was the NIABY
(not in anybody's backyard!) syndrome. Not even her backyard BY
There is plenty of open land in Baker County accessible from state
roads, therefore deferring maintenance costs to the state instead of
Baker County taxpayers alone, especially when the landfill is going to
be privately owned.
Frank Darabi, who (for now at least) is the county engineer and ad-
visor to the county board, had a personal financial stake n the project
and that is like leaving the fox to watch the hen house. Mr. Darabi ap-
feared to have some cor n hen house. Mr. Darabi ap-
peared to have some commissioners standing in a dump smelling mon-
ey, while trying to convince opponents the would b smelling roses
while living in a dump. Some of Mr Darabi's comments the rosme
were ludicrous and insulting. s to the media
Which brings up a third issue. Insulted is what the voters of District
one were by their elected commissioner sounding out in favor of the
dump. When Commissioner Combs was contacted by some of her con-
stituents, she said, "I support the landfill and I am excited.about the
revenue that will be generated by it."
Well, I'll bet she was! How ironic is it that the name which appeared
on the exception application, C&D, Inc., bears the same initial a
Combs and Darabi? (Actually it stood for construction n and demolition
Since Mr. Darabi withdrew his application last week, Commissioner
Combs has been marching to a different beat. She has had more posi-
tions on this landfill than a two-hour yoga session. In tile beginning she
was excited" and now she says she wouldn't vote for a landfill if it
was in the middle of the Osceola Forest. Commissioner Combs, if
there was a need for the landfill last week, there still is a need. Look
for the right location so the county can have a source of revenue that it
Commissioner Combs failed her constituents miserably, and in 2008
ome w- right do their part to get her to march once again to a different
beat riMr.t down the road. She would have you believe she wasn't
aware of Mr. Darabi's intentions, and that site knew very little about
the proposal. If that is Ihe case, one must then ask the question why
as o l ittle ab i s excite a bou the proposal if she knew
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Thrift: April Allgeyer, Miliana Buchanan, Mason Dyal, Dalton Griffis,
James Harman, Baliegh Harris, Tony Nader, Josie Padgett, Alexis Page,
Anthony Phillips, Chelsea Spires, Chloe Stephenson, James Thompson,
Shelby Turrentine, Blake Whitten, Jaylen Wilcox, Kaleb Wilkerson

Yeager: Maranda Burrett, William Canaday, Elijah Clark, Chloe
Clevenger, Clare Coleman, Michael Collett, Haley Harris, Colton Herb,
Brantley Jones, Jamil Jones, Joshua Kennedy, Gabe Lewis, Jaylin Maiden,
Alan Norman, Alexa Raulerson, Kade Richardson, Kaylee Rogers, Doc

Adult basic ed
The test for adult basic edu-
cation.will be given on August
27 at 9:00 am through 1:00 pm
at the Family Service Center
adjacent to Keller Intermediate
Other test dates include Sep-
tember 17, October 15, Novem-
ber 12, and December 10. Test
fee ii $15.00, cash only. For
more information call 259-4110
or 259-0403.

Dr. Amanda Shearer


from Florida State
Amanda Lauramore Shearer
graduated recently from the
Florida State University College
of Medicine, and has accepted a
three-year residency at Tallahas-
see Memorial Hospital special-
izing in family medicine.
Amanda is a 1998 graduate
of Baker County High School
and obtained a biology degree
with honors from the University
of North Florida. She also has a
master's degree in genetics from
the University of Florida.
Dr. Shearer is the daughter
of Johnny and Wilahmena Lau-
ramore of Macclenny and the
granddaughter of Gladys Lau-
ramore and the late Woodrow
Lauramore, also of Macclenny.
Her maternal grandparents are
the late W.R. (Roy) and Grace
Simpson of St. George, Ga.

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392 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida 32063
Director of Nutrition Services, Purchasing and Warehousing
"Where Children Are Firstl"
Phone: (904) 259-4330 Fax: (904) 259- 2825
Dear Parent/Guardian: August 1, 2008
Welcome Back to School! Meal prices for the 2008-2009 school year are listed below:
Elementary Schools, Grade Pre-K Grade 6, Breakfast $1.50, Lunch $2.00
Middle and High School, Grade 7 Grade 12, Breakfast $1.50, Lunch $2.50
We strive to keep meal prices competitive while operating a cost effective program. Most of all, our goal is to offer
nutritious meals that meet United States Department of Agriculture requirements and regulations.
In order to do this, we need your help and ask that you keep current with your child's meal account. Meal prepayment
is always an option for parents, as well as qualification for free or reduced price meals. Should you wish to prepay, the
chart provided below may be helpful:

Full Price Reduced Price Full Price Reduced Price
Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
Students in and Lunch and Lunch Students in and Lunch and Lunch
Grades Pre-K- 6 Lunch Only Lunch Only Grades 7- 12 Lunch Only Lunch Only
Weekly Cost $17.50 $10.00 $3.50 $2.00 Weekly Cost $20.00 $12.50 $3.50 $2.00
Ist 9 Weeks Cost (43,days) $150.50 $86.00 $29.40 $16.80 1st 9 Weeks Cost (43 days) $172.00 $107.50 $29.40 $16.80
2nd 9 weeks Cost (42 days) $147.00 $84.00 $30.10 $17.20 2nd 9 weeks Cost (42 days) $168.00 $105.00 $30.10 $17.20
3rd 9 Weeks Cost (48 days) $168.00 $96.00 $32.90 $18.80 3rd9Weeks Cost (48 days) $192.00 $120.00 $32.90 $18.80
4th 9 Weeks Cost (47 days) $164.50 $94.00 $33.60 $19.20 4th 9 Weeks Cost (47 days) $188.00 $117.50 $33.60 $19.20
1st Semester Cost $297.50 $170.00 $59.50 $34.00 1st Semester Cost $340.00 $212.50 $59.50 $34.00
2nd Semester Cost $332.50 $190.00 $66.50 $38.00 2nd Semester Cost $380.00 $237.50 $66.50. $38.00
Yearly Cost $630.00 $360.00 $126.00 $7200 Yearly Cost $720.00 $450.00 $126.00 $72.00

Note that these meal prices do not include cost of extra items purchased or foods sold a la carte. Extra items are
available at all schools. Should you wish your child to receive meals only, please notify the school cafeteria. Snacks
and extra foods may not be charged.
All elementary schools through Grade 5 may prepay to avoid charging meals or eating on credit. Note that any
payment received once'debt is incurred will go towards the debt first and then future meals. No student will be
allowed to eat on credit for breakfast.
All secondary schools, Baker County Middle School, High School and Alternative School students are NOT
- permitted to eat on credit. Note that incoming 6h graders to Baker County Middle School may not charge meals.
Please prepay for meals and keep current so that your child may receive a meal.
Should you wish to pay in advance, you may do so by the week, month, or in any increment you wish. Any student
who has a cafeteria debt will NOT be allowed to participate in field trips until the debt is paid in full.
Direct specific questions to your school's Nutrition Service Manager as listed below:
Pre-K/Kindergarten/6th Grade Center Cindy Sanders (904) 259-0375
Macclenny Elementary School Cindy Scott (904) 259-2881
Westside Elementary School Marlene Rhoden (904) 259-6633
Keller Intermediate School Pennie Pinkston (904) 259-4331
Baker County Middle School Nancy Ash (904) 259-3020
Baker County High School Jeri Harvey (904) 259-5960
Once again, your School Nutrition Service staffis looking forward to serving you.

Cathy Golon, Director of Nutrition Services


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TEAMing up to feed senior citizens

Cadre ofvolunteers make sure the meals et delivered; check on homebound

Press Staff
Monday through Friday,
Shellie Rhoden and Linda
Burnsed are at the Baker Coun-
ty Council on Aging at 6:45 am.
Why the early hour?
These two ladies are responsi-
ble for preparing enough hot and
nutritious lunch to 160 senior
citizens. By 9:30, one hundred
meals are packaged and ready
to load for delivery to clients
around the county and in the
town of Baldwin. The program,
T.E.A.M., stands for Take an El-
der A Meal.
At 10:00, it's time to start
cooking for the 50-60 seniors
who visit the center and eat lunch
there nearly every day of the
week. Collectively, this group of
folks is called the "congregate."
"Team work is the operative
word," says Ms. Rhoden. "Ev-
eryone who works here the
staff, the volunteers and those
doing community service -
come together to make our meal
program work and they do a fan-
tastic job."
Ms. Rhoden is site manager
and back-up cook for the Council
on Aging and has held the posi-
tion since 2006. Ms. Burnsed is
the head cook. A main part of
Ms. Rhoden's duties is coordi-
nating the delivery of meals to
the 100 house-bound clients the
COA serves.
According to Ms. Rhoden,
there are many factors that result
in elders becoming housebound.
Age and health issues, confine-
ment to a wheelchair and the
inability to drive are common.
Others have no family close by
and have been living alone in
an isolated condition for a long
A cadre of dedicated volun-
teers deliver the food and some
of them have been doing it for
years. Volunteers use their own
vehicles, often at their own ex-
pense. They receive a reimburse-
ment of 44 cents per mile, but
for some, that allotment doesn't
cover the cost of the gas. Yet,
they do it anyway and they do it
with a smile on their faces.
Volunteer Daniel Grover has

been delivering food and per-
forming other duties around the
COA for the last five years.
"I see it this way," says the
spry, energetic Mr. Grover. "By
helping out these folks, I'm help-
ing God do His work."
Volunteer drivers include
Mary Covin, John Dedmon, Di-
ane Williams, Tim Williams,
Denise Melton, Nelson Mock,
Barbara Gil Crowser, Jewle and
Clark Mixon, Daniel Grover,
Larry and Mary Pregler and
Bertha Kramer.
A tasty, hot meal is only part
of the benefit home bound cli-
ents receive from the daily de-
livery. The social interaction,
though brief, is meaningful and
S"You should see how their
faces light up when they see
you," said Ms. Rhoden.
It's also a good way for ob-
servant volunteers to do a quick
daily check on their clients, be-
coming the eyes and ears of the
COA. Often, clients need help
with things: wheelchair repair,
a hand rail in the bathroom or
the bath tub needs scrubbing.
At times, a client is in ill-health
and the daily check ensures that
medical attention is quickly
The volunteers relay these
needs to Ms. Rhoden, who in
turn forwards them to COA di-
rector Mary Baxla for attention.
"The volunteers are spectacu-
lar people and we are lucky in
this county," said Ms. Rhoden.
"Not every county has a facility
like our COA."
Dietary requirements change
throughout a person's life and
Ms. Rhoden and Ms. Burnsed
prepare food by nutrition guide-
lines specific for senior needs.
The amount of fat, salt and sugar
is monitored as well as portion
Once the food leaves the
kitchen, additional seasonings
can be added by the client. The
meals consist of an entire, two
vegetables, a bread and a des,
sert. A half-pint of milk come
'with each. They re loaded onto
disposable aluminum trays and
covered with cardboard tops. A

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, August 14, 2008 Page 9

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bread for delivery.

clamping tool adheres the top to
the tray; it's then put into insu-
lated carrying cases, keeping the
meal at a required minimum 140
degrees until eaten.
Although not microwave safe,
the trays can easily be put into
toaster ovens for quick, easy re-
heating if they aren't eaten by
the client immediately. Provid-
ing the toaster ovens, if needed,
is another way the COA serves
its clients.
Once a week, volunteers de-
liver frozen meals. Some clients
are away from their residences for
extended doctor visits and can-
not receive the hot meals (meals
are not left if no one is at home).
Delivering a week's worth of
frozen meals on a scheduled day
which can be heated and eaten
at a client's convenience ensures
them receiving at least one good,
daily balanced meal.
Ms. Rhoden views her volun-
teers drivers as "God-sent" and
cannot praise them enough. She
contends their dedication is a re-
flection of how they themselves
wohldlhope to be treated, if roles

"You develop meaningful re-
lationships with all these folks
you see everyday," said Ms.

Rhoden. "It's not just dropping
off food. You learn about their
lives, their families, their past,
their likes and dislikes.
Ms. Rhoden says that the peo-
ple at the COA and the seniors
she helps feed are the reason she
comes to work each day.
Recently, a older gentleman
suddenly began choking at lunch
and Ms. Rhoden, who has been
through two CPR training ses-
sions, raced to his side and suc-
cessfully performed the Hiem-
lich Maneuver.
Afterwards, when the gentle-
man was stablized, she stepped
out the back door of the kitchen
and started to cry like a baby.
"All I could think of was what
if I do this wrong and don't save
his life," she said. "I just couldn't
have stood it. I care for all of
them so much."
Ms. Rhoden says that she, the
staff and the volunteers sincere-
ly love and care about the senior
clients they work with.
"Seeing them happy and cared
for makes our hearts smile," she
said. ,

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The Baker County School Board announces its policy for Free and Reduced Price meals available for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the
National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. The district's administrative office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.
Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting Cathy B. Golon, Director of Nutrition Services, 392 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida
32063, telephone number (904) 259-4330.
Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility. These criteria can be found on the second page of this document. Children from families whose
income is at or below the levels shown may be eligible for Free or Reduced Price Meals. An application can not be approved unless it contains complete eligibility
information. Once approved, meal benefits are good for an entire year. You need not notify the organization of changes in income and household size.

Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To
apply for Free or Reduced Price Meals, households must complete the application and
return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal's office in each
school. The information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of
determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year. Applications
may be submitted at any time during the year.
Households that receive Food Stamps or TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families)
are required to list on the application only the child's nane, Food Stamp / TANF case
number, and signature of adult household member.
Foster children will receive benefits (i.e., free, reduced-price, or paid) based on the child's
personal income regardless of the income of the household.
Households with children who are considered migrants, homeless, or runaway should
contact the district liaison, Susan Voorhees at (904) 259-6776.
For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are considered
a part of the' household. Families should include the names of the deployed service
members on their application. Report only that portion of the deployed service member's
income made available to them or on their behalf to the family. Additionally, a housing
allowance that is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not to be included
as income.
All other households must provide the following information listed on the application:
* Total household income listed by gross amount received, type of income (e.g.,
wages, child support, etc.) and how often the income is received by each household
* Names of all household members;
* Signature of an adult household member certifying the information provided is
correct; and
* Social security number of the adult signing the application or the word "NONE" for
this household member if he or she does not have a social security number.
If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the school
should be contacted. Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed should
also contact the school. Such changes may make the student eligible for reduced price or
free meals if the household income falls at or below the levels shown below.
Under the provisions of the Free and Reduced Price meal policy Cathy B. Golon, Director
of Nutrition Services, will review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent or
guardian is dissatisfied with the ruling of the official, he or she may wish to discuss
the decision with the determining official on an informal basis. If the parent wishes to
make a formal appeal, he or she may make a request either orally or in writing to Paula
T. Barton, Superintendent of Schools, Baker County School Board, 392 South Boulevard
East, Macclenny, Florida 32063, or by telephone at (904) 259-6251.
Unless indicated otherwise on the application, the information on the Free and Reduced
Price Meal application may be used by the school system in determining eligibility for
other educational programs.
"In accordance with Federal law, and US Department of Agriculture policy, this
institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national
origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination write USDA,
Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC
20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an
equal opportunity provider and employer."

Effective from July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2009
Free Meal Scale is 130% of Federal Poverty Level
Household Annl Twice Per Every Two weekly
Annual Monthly Weeks Weekly
size Month Weeks
1 13,520 1,127 564 520 260
2 18,200 1,517 759 700 350
3 22,880 1,907 954 880 440
4 27,560 2,297 1,149 1,060 530
5 32,240 2,687 1,344 1,240 620
6 36,920 3,077 1,539 1,420 710
7 41,600 3,467 1,734 1,600 800
8 46,280 3,857 1,929 1,780 890
Each additional
family member, 4,680 390 195 180 90
Reduced Meal Scale is 185% of Federal Poverty Level

Household Annual MonthlTwice Per Every Two Weekly
size Month Weeks
1 19,240 1,604 802 -740 370
2 25,900 2,159 1,080 997 499
3 32,560 2,714 1,357 1,253 627
4 39,220 3,269 1,635 1,509 755
5 45,880 3,824 1,912 1,765 883
6 52,540 4,379 2,190 2,021 1,011
7 59,200 4,934 2,467 2,277 1,139
8 65,860 5,489 2,745 2,534 1,267
Each additional
family member, 6,660 555 278 257 129
To determine annual income:
* If you receive the income every week, multiply the total gross income
by 52.
* If you receive the income every two weeks, multiply the total gross
income by 26.
* If you receive the income twice a month, multiply the total gross
income by 24.
* If you receive the income monthly, multiply the total gross income by
Remember: The total income before taxes, social security, health benefits,
union dues, or other deductions must be reported.


CASE NO.: 02-2008-CP-0025

IN RE: The Estate of:
/ .

(One PR)

The administration of the estate of MARIE
Number 02-2008-CP-0025, is pending in the Pro-
bate Court, Baker County, Florida, the address of
which is: 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny,
FL 32063
The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All persons on whom this notice is served,
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative, venue, or jurisdiction of this court, are
required to file their objections with this court,
All creditors of the decedent, and other per-
sons having claims or demands against the de-
cedent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice
is served, within three months after the date of
the first publication of this notice, must file their
claims with this court, WITHIN THE LATER OF
All other creditors of the decedent, and per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate, must file their claims with this court WITH-
The date of the first publication of this notice
is August 14, 2008.
Personal Representative
Attorney for Personal Representative
445 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063
(904) 259-3155
Florida Bar No.: 142990
Any support or objections may be heard at a
public hearing to be held at the Glen St. Mary Town
Hall on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at 7:00 pm.
Any person with a disability requiring reason-
able accommodation in order to participate in this
meeting should call (904) 259-3777 or fax a writ-
ten request to (904) 259-5464. If you are hearing
impaired and require the services of an interpreter,
please call at least one week prior to the.meeting
and the Town will arrange to provide that service
for you.
Any support or objections may be heard at a
public hearing to be held at the Glen St. Mary Town
Hall on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at 7:00 pm.
Any person with a disability requiring reason-
able accommodation in order to participate in this
meeting should call (904) 259-3777 or fax a writ-
ten request to (904) 259-5464. If you are hearing
impaired and require the services of an interpreter,
please call at least one week prior to the meeting
and the Town will arrange to provide that service
for you.

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Florida Law requires the Town of Glen St. Mary
to review and evaluate its Comprehensive Plan.
This is called the Evaluation and Appraisal Report
("EAR"). The purpose of this planning process is
to access the Town's progress in implementing the
2010 Comprehensive Plan.
Any support or objections may be heard at a
public hearing to be held at the Glen St. Mary Town
Hall on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at 7:00 pm.
Any person with a disability requiring reason-
able accommodation in order to participate in this
meeting should call (904) 259-3777 or fax a writ-
ten request to (904) 259-5464. If you are hearing
impaired and require the services of an interpreter,
please call at least one week prior to the meeting
and the Town will arrange to provide that service
for you.
The quarterly meeting of the Baker County
Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating
Board will take place at 10:00 am, Thursday, Au-
gust 21, 2008, at the. Baker County Family Health
Department, 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 bFIthe 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 7:00 am 4:00 pm, Monday through
PHONE 259-2602
America's Best Storage will conduct a public
sale to the highest bidder for cash only on their
premises at 305 East Florida Avenue, Macclenny,
FL, 32063, on Saturday, August 23rd, 2008 at
10:00 am on the following units: the company
reserves the right to reject any bid and withdraw
any items from the sale; all property in units are
household items: please call to confirm auction.
P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicles will be sold at public
auction at Higginbotham's Towing & Recovery, US
90 West, Glen St. Mary, FL. 32040.
August 29, 2008 at 10:00 am:
1988 Chevrolet S-10
VIN # 1GCBS14R6J2234814
2001 Volkswagon 4 door
VIN # 3VWSB69M61M107206
September 5, 2008 at 10:00 am:
1994 Plymouth 4 door
VIN # 3P3AA4631RT261437
1994 Utility Trailer
2000 Freightliner Tractor


The Baker County District School Board will
hold the following Public Hearing on Monday, Au-
gust 18, 2008 in the District School Board Room
located at 270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny,
Florida, beginning at 6:30 pm.
Approval of 2008-2009 Student Progression
Plan and 2008-2009 Code of Student Conduct
The documents will be available for preview
at the Baker County School Board Office located
at 392 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida
beginning Tuesday, July 22, 2008, 8:30 am 3:00
MARCUS D. HODGES, Case #21547
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative
Complaint has been filed against you seeking to
revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in accor-
dance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules
promulgated thereunder.
You are required to serve a written copy of
your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Sec-
tion 120.57, F.S. upon Michael Crews, PROGRAM
DIRECTOR, Criminal Justice Professionalism
Program, Florida Department of Law Enforcement,
P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489,
on or before September 15, 2008. Failure to do so
will result in a default being entered against you
to Revoke said certification pursuant to Section
120.60, Fs., and Rule 11B-27, FA.C.
Dated July 15, 2008
DIRECTOR William J. Romine
By: -s- Maurice Austin, Division Representa-

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, August 14, 2008 Page 10


Eva Anthony, 74,

dies on August 4
Eva Bernice Anthony, 74, of
Sanderson died August 4, 2008
at Acosta-Rua Center for Caring
in Jackson-
ville. Ms.
was a resi-
dent of Bak-
er County
for thq last
17 years af-
ter moving
from North
Eva loved
spending Ms. Anthony
time with
her family, sewing and tak-
ing care of her plants. She was
predeceased by her husband of
45 years, Ray H. Anthony; son
Douglas Anthony; sisters Ra-
chel Ward and Bea Davis.
Survivors include children
Larry Anthony of Hickory, NC,
William (Bessie) Anthony of
Greeley, Co; brother Alvin Ward
of Marion, NC, Viola Pope of
Lenore, NC; seven grandchil-
dren and nine great-grandchil-
The funeral service was held
on August 9 at 11:00 am at V.
Todd Ferreira Funeral Cha-
pel. Interment followed at Oak
Grove Cemetery.

Dorothy Clark, 73,
funeral August 13th
Dorothy Mae Clark, 73, of
Sanderson died on August 10,
2008 at her home.
Mrs. Clark was born in Jack-
sonville to the late Melton and
Marie Crawford, and had re-
sided in Sanderson the past four
years. Prior to moving to Baker
County, she resided in Helen;
Ga. and taught-Shiiday School
at the First Pentacostal Holiness
Church of Jacksonville for 27
She is survived by Kenneth
"Hay Boy" Clark of Sander-
son, her husband of 51 years;
daughters Ina Jean Allen of
Jacksonville and Nancy Kratz
of Helen; son Kenneth Clark Jr
of Sanderson; sister Mary Black
of Mandarin; brother Houston
Crawford of Jacksonville; four
grandchildren and ten great-
A graveside funeral service
was conducted on August 13 at
11:00 am at Restlawn Cemetery,
Jacksonville, with Rev. Timmy
Thomas officiating. Guerry Fu-
neral Home of Macclenny was
in charge of arrangements.

Daisy Brooks, 91,

dies August 12th
Daisy Elgin Brooks, 91, of
Baxter, FL died August 7, 2008
at the Frank
Wells Nurs-
ing Home.
Mrs. Brooks
was a native
of Bardin,
FL and had
resided in
Baxter for
the past 14 a
years. Prior
to living in
Baxter she
had resided Ms. Brooks
in Jackson-
ville for most of her life. She
was the daughter of Joel Thomas
and Alpha Sweat Elgin. She was
preceded in death by husband
William G.W. Brooks Sr. She
was a member of the Order of
the Eastern Star and a past mem-
ber of the Riverview Baptist
Church of Jacksonville, where
she worked in the nursery for
many years. She was a member
of the Moniac Baptist Church.
Survivors include daughters
Jo Bell Stansel of St. Mary's
GA, Ovida Dell (Jim) Martin of
Piedmont, SO, Lila Mae (Bill)
Johnson of Sherman, TX and
Deborah (Lacy) Crews of Bax-
ter; sons William G.W. (Donna)
Brooks Jr., of Williston' and
David H. Brooks of Jasper; 16
grandchildren, .21 great-grand-
children and five great-great
The funeral service for Mrs.
Brooks was held Tuesday, Au-
gust 12 at 10:30 am at the Mo-
niac Baptist Church with Revs.
Lance M. Crews and Kenneth
Roe officiating. The graveside
service. was held on, Tuesday,
August.,412 at 2:00-pm at the
Restlawn Cemetery in Jackson-
ville. Arrangements were under
the direction of Guerry Funeral

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
Pastor Bob Christmas

23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
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2594940 Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny 2594575

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Jack Avirett, 93,

dies August 5th
Jack Avirett, 93, died on
Tuesday August 5, 2008 at W.
Frank Wells Nursing Home.
He was born October 2, 1914
in Blackstone, VA to Abner and
Alice Avirett. He lived in Jack-
sonville from 1936 until moving
to Baker County in 1997.
Mr. Avirett was a member of
Raiford Road Church, attended
the Council on Aging for lunch
regularly and was a resident of
the nursing home for one year.
He was preceded in death by his
beloved wife of 62 years, Doro-
thy; grandson Scott Cooper and
daughter-in-law Paula Avirett.
Survivors include daughter
Dorothy Ann (Dan) Cooper;
sons Jack Donald (Carol) Avirett
and Robert Lee Avirett; eight
grandchildren, 15 great-grand-
children and four great-great
The graveside service was
held at 11:00 am on August 8
at Evergreen Cemetery in Jack-
sonville with Rev. Eddie Griffis
officiating. Arrangements were
under the direction of George H.
Hewell & Son Funeral Home,

FuneralAugust 10

for Neil Crews, 61
Emory Neil Crews Sr., 61, of
Macclenny died August 6, 2008.
Mr. Crews was born in Macclen-
ny to the late Plummer Crews
and Vir-
gie Moore
Crews on
Au gust
27, 1946.
He was a
of Baker
Coun, ty
and gradu-
ated from .
C oun ty Mr.Crews
School in
Mr. Crews was self-employed
as a mechanic at Crews Broth-
ers Equipment Repair, founded
in 1985.; He -was;, aapassionatd
hunter, loved to fish and garden,
and was a loving husband and
Mr. Crews is survived by his
wife of 39 years, Claudia "Sis-
sie" Crews; children Emory Nei'
(Jana) Crews Jr. of Lake City,
Jimmie (Shelly) Crews, Terry
Crews and Mary (Wesley) Nor-
man, all of Macclenny; broth-
ers Arthur Lee, Morris, Richard
and J.C. Crews; sisters Betty
Yarbrough and Patsy Thornton;
grandchildren Whitley, Tristin
and Gavin Crews, Alyssa and
John Wesley Norman.
The funeral service was held
on August 10 at 2:00 pm at
Christian Fellowship Temple in
Macclenny with pastors David
Thomas and Timmy Thomas of-
ficiating. ifiterment followed at
Oak Grove Cemetery. Arrange-
ments were by V. Todd Ferreira
Funeral Services, Macclenny.

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Linda Crews, 52,

Sanderson resident
Linda Fay King Crews, 52, of
Sanderson died August 7, 2008
at the Earl
low Center
B. Had-

for Caring
Hospice in
ville. She
was born
in Cull-
man, AL
to Bonnie
Fay Hunt-
er and the
late Grover
O. King on Ms. Crews
29, 1955.
Ms. Crews was a resident of
Baker County for the last six
years after moving from Or-
lando. She was the owner of
Lacy's Kountry Store and she
loved horseback riding, working
on the farm, and riding around
the country withher truck driv-
ing husband, Dennis Crews.
She was predeceased by brother
Randy Dale King.
Survivors include husband of
five years, Dennis Crews; moth-
er Bonnie Fay Hunter; step-fa-
ther William Burke; daughter
NaTisha Crews; brother Larry
Ray (Rita) King of Lake Wales,
FL; sisters Brenda Gail (Milton)
Spangenberg ofApopka, FL, Ju-
lie Ann (Walter) MacDonald of
Fort Meade, FL; one grandson.
The funeral service was held
August 11, at 11:00 am at Pine
Level Church in Sanderson with
pastors Gene Burnsed and Fred
Raulerson officiating. Interment
followed at Moniac Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make a
donation to the National Arthri-
tis Foundation in the name of
Dennis Crews or to Community
Hospice of NE FL in Linda's
name. Arrangements were under
the direction of V. Todd Ferreira
Funeral Services.


.New Hop -- te ur.Couni,,
Five Churches Road
Hwy. 127 Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Videll if: 7illiams -Pastor

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Now offering the Provisional Design Pre-arrangement Program
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250 North Lowder St., Macclenny 259-5700

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

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Sunday School 9:30 am Sunday Worship 10:15 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
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First Baptist Church
"A Beacon to Sunday School 9:45 AM
Baker County" Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
- Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM
Dr. Randy Williams, Senior Pastor
i Perry Hays, Associate Pastor
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Sunday School 10:00 am
Preaching Service 11:00 am
Sunday Night Service 800 pm
Wednesday Service 7:00 pm

523 North Boulevard W.

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

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Peggy Crews, 45,
dies August 8th
Peggy L. Crews, 45, of Bry-
ceville, died August 8, 2008 in
Jacksonville following a lengthy
illness. Peggy was born Febru-
ary 7, 1963 in Jacksonville, the
daughter of Frank H. Crews and
the former Jacquelin Clark.
Survivors include her par-
ents; son Chris Arnold; daughter
Tahler Arnold; brother Al (Tam-
mie) Crews; sisters Jill (Ray)
Graham and Kelly (Jim) Smith;
one granddaughter; numerous
family, friends and cats.
The funeral service was held
at 6:00 pm August 12 at the
chapel of Prestwood Funeral

Charles Knapp, 61,

father of local man
Charles Calvin Knapp, 61, of
Bainbridge, Ohio died on Au-
gust 6, 2008 at the Veteran's Re-
gidnal Medical Center in Chili-
cothe, Ohio following a lengthy
Mr. Knapp was born July 27,
1947 in Bainbridge to the late
Hollie Raymond and Dora Mae
Knabb, and lived most of his life
in Ohio. He was an over-the-road
truck driver and recipient of two
Purple Hearts when wounded
during the Tet Offensive of the
Vietnam War in 1968.
Mr. Knabb was an avid out-
doorsman and loved to hunt, fish
and camp.
SHe is survived by sons Brian
(Lori) of Raleigh, N.C., Ronald
David (Becky) of Glen St. Mary;
Hollie (Crysta) of Waynesville,
Mo.; grandchildren Ashli, Tay-
lor, Jessica and Caleb.
Arrangements were by Haller
Funeral Home, Chillicothe.

In Loving Memory
Pender Raulerson

What can I say now that I haven't
said before? With everyday that
passes, I only miss you more. I
can't come to grips with the fact
that you are gone. I try to go and
see you, but it always just feels
wrong. Words cannot express the
emptiness Ifeel. At times it doesn't
seem to me that it's eyen real.
There's no point to keep writing
this, there's nothing left to say. I
just want you here with us on your
17th birthday.

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

81, dies August4th
Dorothy Catherine Hender-
son, 81, of Macclenny died
August 4, 2008 at Riverwood
Center in Jacksonville. Dorothy
was born to Robert and Ethel
Williams Henderson in Hilliard
on July 19, 1927. She was a life-
long resident of Macclenny and
worked as an operator for the
Coca-Cola Company. Ms. Hen-
derson was predeceased by sister
Inez Hiatt and brothers Arnold
C., Robert Nelson, Douglas and
Harvey Henderson.
Survivors include sisters
Susan (Ira) Thompson of Mac-
clenny, Geneva Bent and Ruth
(William) McHale, both of Jack-
The graveside service was
held on Thursday August 7, at
2:00 pm at Taylor Cemetery
with Pastor Jimmy Dobbs offici-
ating. Arrangements were by V.
Todd Ferreira Funeral Services,

In Loving Memory
Effie G. Perkins

It has been five years since
God called you home. They
say there's a reason, they say
time will heal. But neither
time nor reason will change
the way that we feel. For no
one knows the heartache that
;lies behind our smiles. No one
knows how many times we have
broken down and cried. Words
can never express how much
we miss you and wish that you
were still here with us.

In Loving Memory
Will Alexander
It has already been a year since
you have been gone. I never re-
alized I could miss somebody as
much as I miss you. I laugh and
cry all at the same time think-
ing about all the good times
we had together. Will, you were
my best friend and my brother.
My life will never be the same
without you here with me. You
are forever and always in my
heart buddy.

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Minnie Ruth Ruise,

56, dies onAugust 5
Minnie Ruth Ruise, 56, of Jack-
sonville died August 5, 2008. She
was born May 8 1952 in Wood-
stock, FL to the late Marion
Tisdale Sr. and Annie Mae Rol-
lins of Macclenny. She was also
predeceased by brothers Elder
Clayton Lee of Jacksnville and
Jessie Rollins of Macclenny.
Mrs. Ruise was a graduate of
Baker County public schools and
a member of Emmanuel Church
of God in Christ in Macclenny
She worked in the agriculture
business for many years.
She is survived by daughters
Litzette Paulk (Earnest) of Jack-
sonville and Lane Coleman Nor-
ris of Sanderson; son Jerry Ruise
of Sanderson; brothers Deacon
Isaac Tisdale (Audry) of Mac-
clenny, Rev. Tommy Rollins of
Olustee, Julius Rollins of Lake-
land, FL, Wade Rollins (Verdell)
and Rev. Ronnie Rollins, both of
Lake City; Leonard Lee, John-
nie Hollings, Harry Graves, Ae-
neas, Dwayne and L'il Johnnie
Hollings, all of Macclenny; Rev.
James Sams (Wendy), Lonzell
Graves and Jovan Graves, all of
Jacksonville; sisters Evaleenar
Rollins.and Rosie Lee Rollins of
Crescent City, Martha Brown,
Eddie Mae Lee (Bill), Mary
Crosby (Henry), Carolyn Mc-
Crary and Michelle Lee, all of
Macclenny; Catherine Belford
(Oneal) of Lake City; Charlene
McGoogin Kier (Terry) of Mac-
clenny; Sandra Gibbs, Almanda
Graves and Vivian Graves, all
of Jacksonville; a host of nieces,
nephews and other friends and
Family and friends are invit-
ed to the viewing at Ms. Ruise's
church from 4:00-5:00 pm on
Friday, August 15. The funeral
service will be held there the
following day at 2:00 pm, fol-
lowed by interment at Mt. Her-
man Cemetery. Combs Funeral
Home of Lake City was in
charge of arrangements..

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

In Loving Memory
Robert "Bobby"
My Cherished Son

I mourn the day two years ago
as we stood and watched you slip
away. Nothing could be done to
save you. You were hurt too badly
for us to see your handsome face
and hold you and say goodbye. You
were here and in the blink of an
eye you were gone. No time to say
goodbye, God was ready. I mourn
for you to the depths of my soul, a
pain only a mother could under-
I have memories of you and our
life together, but for some reason
it makes me miss you more. I have
my private time with you still. I
also know Jesus called you to be
with Him and all He has in store
for you.
I feel you in the warmth of
the morning sun, at night I look
towards the heavens and see the
twinkling of the stars and the light
from the moon and ask, "Where
are you Bobby?" It makes me sad
and at the same time it makes me
feel closer to you and our Heav-
enly Father.
I am trying to accept the things
I cannot change and I am trying
to become a better person because
of you. I will love and miss you

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

Whatyou should know

about ceilingfan efficiency

By Melanie Thomas and they often feature furniture-
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121 North t 259-4461
Macclenny, FL
Pastor Tim Cheshire
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 pm

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a breeze, making room occupants
feel cooler and more comfortable.
With a ceiling fan running, you
can raise your thermostat setting
by up to four degrees during the
cooling season with no reduction in
comfort. Increasing the room tem-
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cut your cooling costs by at least 4-
6% and in some cases by as much
as 8%.
Should I leave ceiling fans
running all the time?
No, because fans cool people,
not rooms. Ceiling fans are less
costly than air conditioning, but
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A letter in support of Michael Ray Crews:
We have continued to support Michael Ray Crews throughout his campaign for County
Commissioner District 1, Baker County, Florida. He has continued to be a leader in our
community while still working at the Sheriff's Office and at Northeast Florida State
Hospital as Director of Security. Furthermore, he has constantly kept a watchful eye
on our community and for the past year has attended most county commissioner
meetings and stayed well abreast of all issues. In 2005 he took leadership and
thwarted off the efforts to stick a landfill in our backyard. His opponent, Commissioner
Julie Combs, supported such a travesty and refused to attend public forums to even
discuss the issue. The purpose of this letter is to show our support for Mr. Crews and
Sto comment on the campaign.
It is puzzling why!
An anonymous and false complaint was made to the United States Office of Special
Counsel in an underhanded failed attempt to force Michael out of the election.
Why so many signs supporting Mr. Crews have been destroyed or removed in viola-
tion of the law.
When invited, Ms. Combs refused to even attend and defend her position regarding
the landfill in south Sanderson.

We support Michael Ray Crews because he's above all this prohibited trickery that
probably plagues most campaigns today. The people of this community have an op-
portunity to make a positive change. We urge you to vote for an honest man that will
listen and be responsive to the communities needs.
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Ashton Michael Giddens

Bab brother born
Avry Carson Giddens is
pleased to announce the arrival
of his baby brother Ashton Mi-
chael Giddens on July 18 at St.
Vincent's Medical Center. He
weighed 8 lbs. 10 oz. and was
20 inches long.
Proud parents are Andy and
Amanda Giddens of Sanderson.
Paternal grandparents are Man-
nie and Lettie Giddens of Sand-
erson and maternal grandparents
are Michael and Annie Pinder of
Lake Butler.

Camber Elizabeth Milton

Sister born July 10
Cody and Cason Milton are
pleased to announce the birth
of baby sister Camber Elizabeth
Milton on July 10 at St. Vin-
cent's Medical Center. Camber
weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. and was 19
inches long.
Proud parents are Britt and
Jessie Milton of Sanderson. Join-
ing them in celebrating the new
arrival are grandparents Tim and
Carolyn Hqdges of Sanderson,
and Mark and Terri Milton of

Jessica Rowan-Jonathan Harvey

Vows at beach
The families of Jessica Lynn
Rowan and Jonathan Lee Har-
vey are pleased to announce the
upcoming marriage of their chil-
dren. Jessica is the daughter of
Dale Rowan of Jacksonville and
the late Vickie Rowan, and the
granddaughter of Johnny and
Ellese Rowan and Virginia Pres-
ton and Brooks Morrell.
Jonathan is the son of Debra
Harvey and Douglas Parker, and
Larry and Susie Harvey, all of
Glen St. Mary, and the grandson
of Bobby and Martha Thomas
and the late Rev. L.E. and Thel-
ma Harvey.
Jessica is a 2003 graduate
of Edward White High School
and employed by Meadors Con-
struction Co. Jonathan is a 2000
graduate of Emmanual Christian
Academy and is employed by
Miller Electric as an electrician.
The couple will exchange
vows in a beachside ceremony
on August 17 at 5:00 pm at Kath-
ryn Abbey Hanna Park, Jackson-
ville Beach. Following a honey-
moon at Disney World, they will
reside in Glen St. Mary.

Mastergardener training to start

By Alicia Lamborn
Extension Horticulture Agent
Do you like gardening but
want to expand your knowledge
of plants? Do you have a desire
to help others? Would you like
to be a part of a volunteer group
that serves the community on
many different levels?
If so, the master gardener pro-
gram is perfect for you. Master
gardeners are community service
volunteers who operate as part of
the University of Florida/Insti-
tute of Food andAgricultural Sci-
ences (IFAS) Extension Service.
Master Gardeners extend their
knowledge of plants to others by
answering homeowner questions
and working on projects within
the community.
Projects include planting
demonstration gardens, teach-
ing youth groups, holding plant
clinics and performing various
gardening activities around the
extension office or other sites in
the county.
Selection to become a candi-
date for the program is not based
on prior training, education,
knowledge or experience. You
only need to have an interest in
plants and gardening. For a fee
of $75, each trainee will receive
forty five hours of formal class-
room training and valuable refer-

Benefit car wash
The BCHS girls' volleyball
team will be having a car wash at
O'Reilly's Auto Parts at the cor-
ner of US 90 and Lowder St. on
Saturday August 16, 2008 from
8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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ence materials from the Univer-
sity of Florida.
Training will include top-
ics such as basic plant science,
entomology (insects), plant pa-
thology (diseases), vegetable
gardening, fruit culture, annuals/
perennials, woody ornamentals,
turf management, house plants,
plant propagation, pest control,
basic landscaping, and identifi-
cation and use of common land-
Classes will be held I on
Wednesday from 9:30 am to
3:30 pm starting August 27th
and ending November 5th.
We currently have 15 persons
active in the program, but we are

B'Daddy and Mee-Maw wish
Logi Bear
a very
Happy First Birthday
August 13,2008
ti Logan Elaine Tetlak

looking to broaden it for the up-
conming year. If you would like
to expand your knowledge of
gardening and turn that brown
thumb green, while also provid-
ing valuable services to the com-
munity, please apply by visiting
the Baker County Extension
Office in the ag center. Down-
loading an application from our
website at http://baker.ifas.ufl.
edu. The deadline to apply is
August 15th, and all applications
must be submitted to our office
by 5:00 pm.
You may also contact me at
259-3520 or email alamborn@ for more information.

Emily Madison Harmon

Girlborn July 31st
James Harmon and Christina
Barton, both of Macclenny, are
proud to announce the birth of
daughter Emily Madison Har-
mon on July 31 at St. Vincent's
Medical Center. Emily weighted
5 lbs. 13 oz. and was 19 inches
Proud grandparents are Chris
and Bobbi Barton of Jackson-
ville, John Harmon of Middle-
burg and Robin Todd of Mac-
Harveyfamily reunion
The annual Harvey reunion
will take place August 17 at 12:30
pm at the ag center. Plan to come
and enjoy the day.

Wed August 9
Paulinda Harvey of Glen St.
Maiy is pleased to announce the
wedding of daughter Suzanne to
Brandon Steiner of Jacksonville
on August 9, 2008. The groom's
parents are Gary and Candy
Steiner of Tampa.
Family and friends joined the
couple in celebrating their mar-
riage at 6:00 pm at Jacksonville
Beach. After a honeymoon in
Jamaica, the couple will reside
in Jacksonville.

Hodges reunion
The Russell and Kate Harvey
Hodges family will hold a reunion
on August 31 at the home of Al-
vin and Rachael Hodges on CR
229 South. Bring a covered dish
and don't forget your swim suit
- let's enjoy the day together.
For more infohnation call Gary
or Debbie Hodges at 275-2547

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Flakowicz, Anatoli and Lioudmila Egorikov, to be granted a
Special Exception on property located in Section 08, Township
2S, Range 22, on County Road 23C containing approximately
5 acres in Baker County, FL., the Baker County Land Planning
Agency, will consider the request at a public hearing scheduled
for Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 7:01 p.m. in the County
Commissioners chambers of the Administration Building, 55
North Third St., Macclenny, FL. On the date above mentioned,
all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the
Special Exception request. The purpose of the Special Exception
is to allow for a Family Lot Division. Written comments for
or against the Special Exception may be sent to Baker County
Planning Department, 81 North Third St., Macclenny, FL
32063. Faxed comments may be sent to (904)259-5057.
Copies of the Special Exception may be inspected by any
member of the public in the Planning Department, address
stated above. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to
participate in this proceeding should contact the Administration
Department at (904) 259-5123 at least 48 hours prior to the time
of the hearing.

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St. Mary Town Council, Glen St. Mary, Florida, will
hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 19, 2008,
at 7:00 p.m., in the Town Council Chambers, 10046
North Glen Avenue, Glen St. Mary, Florida to adopt

Copies of the proposed amendments are available for
your review 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 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Written comments on this proposed amendment may
be mailed to the Town Hall at the above address or
emailed to

Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be
heard with respect to the proposed amendments.

Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, a per-
son 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 is made, which
must include the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.


Members of the Baker County High School Wildcat football squad were all smiles heading off to Camp Blanding August 12 for
training camp in Jacksonville.

New magazine featuring local

talent unveiled at booster club

Press Staff
The Baker County Wildcat Football Booster
Club met August 4 to finalize preparations for this,
year's season.
Representative lan Ring of Ultimate High
School Sports Guide discussed the free publica-
tion coming to Baker County August 22 and will
be available at S&S Food Stores and various Mac-
clenny businesses.
The monthly magazine provides in-depth stories
on local athletes.
Coach Bobby Johns said that this type of publi-
cation can help young athletes get noticed and im-
proves their chances for scholarships to college.
Wildcat senior linebacker Hank Farmer is pres-
ently named as one of the top 100 players in Flori-
da by the magazine and is in the running for "The
Ultimate 24."
The magazine is taking votes for the top 24 state
players online at www.ultinmatehighschoolsports.
Mr. Farmer is listed under the defensive players
section of the ballot.
Booster President Fred Munson reviewed the
club's finances, which appear healthy. That was fol-
lowed by a discussion on the Wildcats' schedule.

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Full ColSor
Vehicle Magnets, j
Banners, Posters

Local Man Travels Backwards

Through Cafeteria
BEXAR COUNTY- Tom W., after using Thera-Gesic
on a sore left shoulder, was able on three consecutive
days to go through the line ordering while only looking
back at the food. When asked why, he painlessly replied:
~ "None of your dang business!" '


Go painlessly with Thera-Gesic


Baker County Sheriff's Office

Golf Tournament

August 22, 2008
8:15 am

Bent Creek Golf Club
Jacksonville, FL

Cost $75 per player

4 Contact John Finley or
Lynn Taylor at 259-2231

A A,

Workouts at Camp Blanding end August 15, the
same day as the 6:30 pm scrimmage at the Munici-
pal Stadium.
A community pep rally will be held August 22
at 7:00 pm in the high school gym.
The next day at the high school field there will
be half-day program in which Wildcat coaches and
players work with the youth of Baker County inter-
ested in learning more about football. Registration
is from 7:00 am to 11:30 pm.
Participants should wear work-out clothes and
cleats, not tennis shoes. T-shirts will be given to all
The first game of theseason is set for August
The booster club will provide meals at camp,
meals after games (food by Baker County Touch-
down Club), TV and VCR for the middle school
football team, buses for the Wildcats for games and
other support as required.
Anyone whojoins the club can receive hats, shirts
and seats in the booster section at home games, de-
pending on the level of financial support.
For more information on the booster club, call
Mr. Munson at 226-4162 or Trek McCullough at

BCHS volley-

ball fund raiser
The CHS girls volleyball
team will be having a car wash
at O'Reilly's Auto Parts at the
comer of Hwy. 90 and Lowder
Street on August 16th from 8:00
am to 3:00 PM.

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, August 14, 2008 Page 13

& By Joseph Ruis
I often meet with individuals who are desperately seeking a solution to
their weight loss problems. They have tried every imaginable diet, bought
way too many weight loss products, and -in spite of initial success have
found themselves worse off than when they started.
With massive amounts of money spent each year on advertising for diet
and weight loss .products, I can certainly understand why this occurs. I .
often ask myself: "What will it take for this individual to realize that some-
,times there is just no easy way out?"
Stop and think for a moment. How long have you been doing the same
thing over and over again expecting different results? Some might refer
to that as madness. It is time to face what we all know deep down; if you Jess Ruis
want lasting results you are going to have to make a lifestyle change. Diets
simply do not last.
If your health is truly important to you and your loved one, you must change from thinking
that a few weeks of a quick weight-loss plan is all you need. Accept the fact that there is no
way around adding regular exercise and improving your nutritional habits. Stop thinking that
you can't enjoy some of the things you like you can.
Take the time and make the investment required to learn how.

The information provided in this article is intended for informational purposes only and is'
not intended as a prescription for diet or exercise. Always consult with your physician before
altering your diet or beginning any exercise program.
[About the columnist: Joseph Ruis is the owner of InnerG Fitness, LLC in Macclenhy. He
holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Central Florida. He is a nationally certified
athletic trainer, a licensed health professional (license: AL1600), certified strength and condi-
tioning specialist, and a performance enhancement specialist. For more information contact
Joseph via email at:]

Wildcat footballpreview: district rivals Raines

and Jackson are keygames to watch mid-season
A new Wildcat football sea- survive it did and the Apaches The Wildcats host Ocala Van
son is just weeks away and it's will be the third straight home guard on Oct. 17 and district fo
time to take a quick look at the game for BCHS. Bishop Kenny on Oct. 24. Th
schedule. The Wildcats are in the Sandwiched between the two Crusaders have been down a bi
first year of a two-year contract district games versus Raines in past seasons.
and have some new and chal- and Jackson are the Ridgeview The final district game o
lenging opponents to go along Panthers on Oct. 3. Ridgeview Halloween could be a very bi
with tough district rivals, has played tough football in the one. The Cats travel to Live Oa
The Cats are the defending past against BCHS, and though to take on a resurgent Suwanne
district champs and will have the Wildcats have come out on County. Both teams could b
some difficult district games top it wori't be a walkover on the 'looking at a district title and Su
against Raines and Jackson road. wannee is never easy at home.
f -sprinkled in the middle of the There's no way to underes- Just when things should b
schedule. Mark your calendar timate the importance of the getting easier with the district
for a week five match-up with Raines and Jackson games in games out of the way, the Cat
the Raines Vikings on Sept. 26 pointing BCHS to a second dis- will have to finish the season b
and a battle with the Tigers in trict crown. These two tradition- taking a road trip to west Jack
week seven. al powers are always difficult. sonville to take on perennia
Baker High opens with the The Cats will travel to Raines powerhouse Trinity Christian.
fall classic on Aug. 29 in Cal- and the Vikings will be look- All in all it looks like a ver
lahan versus the West Nassau ing for a home victory against entertaining season. Seaso
Warriors. The classic has for a the district champs. Jackson is a tickets are on sale at the hig
decade been a good way for the home game which could give the school. Call 259-6286 for mor
Wildcats to kickoff the season Cats a slight edge. information.

and evaluate players in a game
The Wildcats open this year
with a pair of home games against
Union and Bradford counties, two
traditionally competitive games
on Sept. 5 and 12 respectively.
Both the Tigers and the Torna-
does are rivalry games early in
the season and the Wildcats will
be trying hard not to stumble in
front of the home fans.
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reeling from financial troubles
at the end of the school year
and throughout the summer that
made it questionable as to wheth-
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Wildcat Football Schedule

Aug. 29
Sept. 5
Sept. 12
Sept. 19
Sept. 26
Oct. 3
Oct. 10
Oct. 17
Oct. 24
Oct. 31,
Nov. 14

West Nassau. Classic
Union County
Ocala Vanguard
Bishop Kenny
Trinity Christian


7:30 pm
7:30 pm
7:30 pm
7:30 pm
7:30 pm
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great value for your money
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publication only. If after that time, the
ad continues to run without notifica-
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for whom it was published, then that
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the opinion of the publisher does not
meet standards of publication.

Three Sanyo TV's, white kitchen sink
$25, stove vent hoods, bone $15, white
$25 and new stainless steel $45, white
electric cook tops Magic Chef $50, Je-
nAir downdraft with grill $100. Bone
pedestal sink $25, bone toilet with seat
$20, white pedestal sink with faucet
$60. 259-1947 or 571-2636. 8/14p
2001 Keystone Cougar 5th wheel,
29' double slide, excellent condition,
$13,900. 838-0035. 7/24tfc
Gas stove $150 OBO, kitchen table and
Chair $75, buffet $25 and power pole
with 220 electrical box $300. Call 904-
446-5425. ,I 8/14p
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half round
foyer console. All pieces are mahogany
wood. Southern Charm. 259-4140.
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
200118'-0 185 Procraft bass boat with
trailer, 150 Mercury, trolling motor, two
new trolling batteries, new tires on trail-
er, dual windshield, many extras, new
upholstery, high dollar rod and reels,
tackle boxes, many fishing lures, power
tilt, runs perfect, clean and beautiful,
sacrifice for $11,500. Call Gene 259-
2298 or 904-497-8144 cell.
Admiral washing machine and dryer,
good condition, repairs available, $100
each or best offer. 904-653-2171.
2006 20' v-nose car hauler, heavy duty
dual wheel axles, $4,800. Contact John
904-228-4568. 8/7-8/14p
1972 Space Craft fiberglass 24' out-
board motor boat and trailer for sale as
is for $750. Please call 904-626-8424.
Fresh green peanuts, $37 per bushel,
hand picked, washed and graded. Tru-
luck Farms, pick up in Macclenny. 259-
2055. 8/7-9/25p
Fruhauf semi storage trailer, barn type
doors, 40' long, 8 wide, 13'6" high. In-
terior 92" wide, 8'10" high. Dry interior,
$900. 945-3626. 8/14-8/21 p
Four piece wicker set, love seat, table
and two side chairs with cushions $175.
Call 259-2410 leave message.
Palm Casual patio furniture, din-
ing table with four castor chairs, four
patio chairs and two ottomans. Paid
$1300, asking $650. Three new tires,
235x80xR16, load range E, $240.
237-7703. 8/14p
Gas powered EZ Go golf cart $500 firm.
10,000 BTU air conditioner on rollers,
can go anywhere, like new $350. 5,000
BTU Maytag window A/C $50. Oreck up-
right vacuum cleaner $25. 755-4456.
1984 Stryker fiberglass bass boat, 89',
90 horsepower Yamaha motor. New
items include: 55 lb. thrust MinnKota,
carpet, tail lights, live well aerator, bilge
pump, prop, jack coupler, gas tank and
line. Just spent over $450 on a new en-
gine brain-box. This boat is an absolute
steal, $2500 OBO. 259-8929 anytime.
8/14-8/28 p

1984 Ford F150 good on gas, straight 6
cylinder, $2800. Call 627-6885. 8/14p
2003 Chevy Silverado extended cab,
Z71 4x4, 146,000 miles $10,500 OBO.
904-219-0480. 7/24tfc
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 6 cylinder
$9500. 838-0035. 8/14tfc
1998 Lumina, four door, around 50,000
On engine and transmission, good cold
air, $1800. 571-0913. 8/14p
1997 Jeep Cherokee Lmt, good condi-
tion, ice cold air, white and gold, $3000.
259-4838. 8/14p
Pair Fiat Convertibles, good tops and
bodies, both run, one title. Four new
tires, four mags, set of four rotors, cali-
pers, pads NIB. Asking $2600 for both.
259-8188. 8/14p
Honda powered 150 scooter with 1000
miles, 100 mpg. 537-5402 or 259-1642
ask for Gary. 8/14p

Babysitting in my home, all ages 6:00
am until ? Monday-Friday near 125 &
127. 838-2287. 8/14-8/28p
Need hunting club members, still hunt.
Call 259-3580 cell 327-6433. 8/14p
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. 2/13tfc
Not able to go to the barber shop, or
just can't seem to make it to the barber
shop? Call me and I will core to your
home to do your hair. Call Beverly Cas-
tleberry at 904-304-4794 or 868-4125.
Pampered Chef Consultant, interested
in having a show to earn free products?
Great specials 'in'Agust. Contact Jenn-
fer Royal 838-7257, jen7893@aol.cbm.
Do you'have a junk car or truck to sell
or haul off. Call 259-7968. 1/l0tfc
Art and music lessons in Macclenny
for elementary through middle school
students. Instruction in piano, guitar,
violin, cello and bass. 904-653-1737.
7/31 -8/21 p

Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
Basset Hound puppies, full-blooded.
386-2802. 8/14p
Registered Brangus bull, 5 months
old, $650. Sire and dam on premise.
275-2748 or 275-2637. 8/14p
AKC Pomeranian puppy 12 weeks,
male, white with brown markings,
health records, $600. 904-289-4848.
Taco Bell Chihuahuas, short hair, small,
four males, parents present, health cer-
tificates, $200-$275. 259-8188. 8/14p
Nine horses with- saddles, and game
cock chickens, Georgia Bend Area. 912-
843-2093, 904-777-8880, 8940477-
5561. 8/7-8/14p
Free to good home, male American
Bulldog, 5 years old, good health, gen-
tie disposition. 275-2637. 8/14p
AKC registered Lab puppies $350. Yel-
lows, blacks and chocolates. 259-6615
or 509-4691. 8/7-8/14p

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Notice to Readers
All real estate advertising in this newspaper is
subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes
it illegal to advertise "any preference, limita-
tion or discrimination based on race, color,
religion, sex, handicap, familiar status or
national origin, or an intention, to make any
such preference, limitation or discrimina-
tion." Familial status includes children under
the age of 18 living with parents or legal cus-
todians, pregnant women and people secur-
ing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly accept
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violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal oppor-
tunity basis. To complain of discrimination,
call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll
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Miltondale, lef
Thomas Circle.
Friday and Sa
Mary. Little bo;
Friday and S;
O'steen Road,
things, good ai
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fishing gear, lai
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Saturday, 8:00
Take 125 N. Tc
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Saturday, 7:01
kinds of good

Friday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm, 545 Cardinal Lane between
Ivy and Linda Street. Lots of name brand clothes
sizes 13-18, home decor, bedding, boys clothes 6-10
and much, much more.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-3:00 pm, Turn off
t off River Circle, then left at Suzanne Drive, right at
Lots of stuff. Three family
turday, 7:00 am-?, 7349 W. Madison Street, Glen St.
y and girl clothes.
saturday, *8:00 am-5:00 pm, 7.2 miles from 1-10 to
south on 121 on right. Tires, clothes, all kinds of
nd cheap prices. Joyce O'steen.
saturday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm, E. Ben Rowe Circle off
ad. Lots of everything, appliances, TV's, microwave,
dies clothes. Rain cancels, no early birds. Multi family.
am-2:00 pm, Saturday 7:30 am-noon, Turn right on
load 1/ mile on left. Children's clothes, furniture, mens,

I am-noon, 7703 E. Yelllow Pine Circle, Glen St. Mary.
o Bob Burnsed Road to Yellow Pine Circle. Two desks,
ots, school clothes, ladies clothes, baby clothes, lots of

0-1:00 pm, 567 Mclver Street, Inez and Chelbonie. All
es, shoes sizes 7-8/2, clothes sizes 8-20, some men's

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 truthful-
ness of claims. Respondents should use
caution and common sense before send-
ing any money or making other commit-
ments based on statements and/or prom-
ises; 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
Experienced dump truck driver, small
company, call after 5:00 pm 259-8935
or 591-6802. 8/14p
Hairstylist wanted at Cuts-N-Stuff
Beauty Salon in Glen St. Mary. 259-
6735. 7/31tfc
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
Experienced HVAC service technician,
must have clean driving record. 259-
8038. 8/7-8/21 p
Looking for a qualified trailer/chas-
sis mechanic with minimum one year
experience. Please contact Chris 904-
219-6329, or Mark 219-2242.
CNA/HHA needed in Baker and Union
County area to assist the elderly. We
enhance the quality of life for senior
clients through personal care, compan-
ionship and home helper services. Must
have a vaild driver's license and reliable
transportation. All interested applicants
apply in person @ 165 Wells Road Suite
301 Orange Park, FL 32073, Monday or
Thursday 11-3. 8/14-8/21p
Part-time helper to repair old Ford car.
259-6435. 8/14p
Wanted: Home Business Wellness
Co. Reps, no selling, $29 to start up,
materials included. Contact Cindy
Raulerson Stork @ 228-588-0508 or
Properly Manager, part-time, section
eight experience required, good pay
and benefits. Fax resume 259-8950 or
email 5/22tfc
Telemarketers needed to work from
home, must have computer. Dependable
hard workers only. Please email tnt@ or call 877-876-
2460 toll-free. 8/14-8/21 p
.Local home care agency seeking PRN,
RN, OT and a full-time PT. Please call
259-3111 for more information.

4/19tfc 3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1576 SF heat-
S ed on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all electric
appliances, $190,000. Please call 813-
1580. (21GFO). 3/10tfc

3 BR, 2 BA all brick, one acre, many
upgrades, built in 2005, in Glen,
$199,000. 904-735-9198. 7/24-8/14p
Buy my $40,000 lot in Macclenny and
lease it back to me for $200/month,
16% return. George 904-219-0480.
Designed for compact living, if you
want an open compact home, we can
build it on your lot. Call 1-800-879-
3132. License #FLCRC-057112.
Own land? Use the equity. Your land
equity can be your down payment when
building. Ask how. Call 1-800-879-
3132. License #FLCRC-057112.4/1 Otfc
Hunting land, deer, turkey and hogs,
10-90 acre parcels, owner financing
available. Starting price $4,000 per
acre, 15 minutes from Macclenny. 912-
843-2562. 8/7-8/14p

2.89 acres in Macclenny II subdivision,
Unit III, on cul-de-sac, partially cleared
$130,000. 613-7759 or 610-9974.
9.39 acres 1 mile north of Sanderson
on CR 229. $103,500. Owner financing
available. 904-813-1580. 1/10tfc
Residential lot 108'x290' on Estate
Street at entrance to Macclenny II,
$59,900. 904-219-0480. 7/24tfc
140 acres, one mile road frontage
$6000 per acre. 904-259-8028.
4'BR, 2 BA brick home with 1876 SF
'heNated rih Y aire in Macclenny, all'elec-
tric appliances, $210,000. 813-1580
(18GFO). 4/1Otfc
2.18 acres in heart of Glen St. Maty,
close to schools and tennis courts,
mobile homes O.K. $69,900. 904-219-
0480. 7/24tfc
4/2/2 with huge great room 1682 sf
with designer kitchen, covered rear
porch, high ceilings. Must see master
bath. From $145,000 built on your lot.
Call 1-800-879-3132. Lice nse #FLCRC-
057112. 4/10tfc
3 BR, 2 BA brick home with 1721 SF
heated on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all
electric appliances, $180,000. Call 813-
1580 (8WE). 5/1Otfc
George buys houses you wanted to
sell, now you need to sell. Cash offers
or terms. 904-219-0480. 7/24tfc
1/2 acre in Macclenny with mobile
home, as is, $1500 down payment.
Owner financing. 904-813-1580. 6/5tfc
3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash discount. 912-
843-8118. 2/22tfc
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III,
2 large lots $65,000 each, 1 lot @
$55,000. Owner financing available.
904-813-1580. 1/10tfc
FSBO 3.34 acres split into two parcels,
one contains 1995 doublewide mobile
home recently remodeled, other parcel
cleared ready for home or mobile home,
excellent location $141,000. 334-4987.
House for sale, 3 BR, 2 BA in Cannon
Heights subdivision on two acres with a
pond. House has been recently painted,
new ceiling fans, new water softener,
front and back porch to relax on, back
porch overlooks the pond. Call 259-
9715 to schedule an appointment. Must
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Lovely 3 BR, 2 BA, stucco home with
1350 SF on a quiet cul-de-sac at 708
Shortputt Drive in Macclenny. Recently
renovated outside and in, a must see
$149,500 neg. 904-635-7851. 8/14p
Baldwin, 4 BR 2 BA 1876 SF, .33 acres.
Nice location, close to park and schools.
Call 904-553-5996. 8/7-8/28p
Macclenny II area, 3 BR, 2 BA brick
home, inground pool, one acre,
$175,000. 699-3108, 607-1833. 8/14p
New 1578 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA, deluxe kitchen
appliances, island, lots of cabinets, for-
mal dining and more on 1.5 shadedccres
-on the St. Mary's River was$1-35,000
reduced to $120,000. 904-259-8028.
7/31-8/21 c
3 BR, 2 BA owner financing, large front
porch, hardwood floors, tile and carpet.
Septic tank and well, double garage on
y2 acre lot with trees, close to shopping,
schools, interstate. Phone 607-0559 or
237-6902. 8/14p
1997 40x24 doublewide Redmond
mobile home, 2 BR, 2 BA, one acre, new
4" well, septic tank and drainfield, one
mile north of Glen, shown by appoint-
ment only, $79,000 firm. 259-6546 day
or 219-2842 evening. 7/24tfc
One acre lot, Macclenny. Paved roads,
6010 CW Webb Rd. One mile from
schools, septic tank, light pole, cleared
and ready for house or trailer $42,000.
259-6912. 8/7-8/14p

The 2008 Baker County Value Adjustment Board (VAB)
is seeking resumes from private legal counsel for appoint-
ment to represent the VAB as its legal counsel. Compen-
sation for the appointed VAB private legal counsel shall
be on an hourly basis to be established by the VAB. Appli-
cants must have practiced law for over five (5) years and
may not represent the Baker County Property Appraiser,
the Baker County Tax Collector, any taxing authority, or
any property owner in any administrative or judicial re-
view of property taxes. The attorney appointed to advise
the value adjustment board must attend training provided
by the Department of Revenue.

To apply for appointment as VAB Legal Counsel, resumes
. along with a cover letter, including suggested hourly com-
pensation, must be submitted to the Office of the Clerk of
Courts, 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida
by 5:00 pm August 25, 2008.

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': BR, 2/2 BA, all brick home on one
.acre, large detached garage, over 3000
>SF, hardwood floors throughout. Large
Separate dining room, built-in enter-
tainment center, large front and back
.:orches. Nicely landscaped. 591-0261
:,gr 259-6244. 8/7-8/14p

:3 BR, 2 BA on 1/2 acre private lot, ref-
:-rences, no pets, $650/month, $500
:deposit. 259-5853. 8/14p
*2 BR, 1 BA in Claudes Trailer Park on
,Hwy. 90 in Macclenny. New 8x20 front
::orch, peaceful neighborhood. 386-365-
14.508 leave message. 8/14-8/21 p

'8 BR, 1 BA home on acre lot in
Sandersbn, all electric appliances, vinyl
flooring, $750 security deposit, $750/
month. No indoor pets. 259-3343.
2 BR, 1/2 BA central H/A, washer/dryer
hookup, $525/month, $525 deposit,
garbage, water, sewage and lawn care
included, no pets. 904-219-2690, 912-
843-8165. 8/14c
Prices are low, build new and save
money over renting. Call 1-800-879-
3132. License #FLCRC-057112. 4/10tfc
3 BR, 1 BA house in the country, no pets,
$600/month, $500 deposit. 275-2865 or
923-2191. 7/24-8/14c
3 BR and bonus room/4th BR, 2 Y BA,
home on Cul-de-sac in Copper Creek,
two car garage, electric appliances, irri-
gation system, $1600 security deposit,
$1600/month. Please call 259-2872.
2 BR, 1 BA with bonus room, $450
month, $450 deposit, washer/dryer
hookup, garbage, water, sewage and
lawn care included, no pets. 904-219-
2690, 912-843-8165. 8/14c
Small 12x40 mobile home, North 121,
no pets, no smoking, $500 deposit,
$500/month. 259-3428. 8/14-8/21 p
3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes, no pets,
garbage pickup, water & yard mowing
provided, $385-$585. 912-843-8118.
2 BR, 1 BA, mobile home with front
porch, central H/A on shaded acreage in
town $600/month, $300 deposit. 863-
,602-1219 Dee. 8/7-8/14p
3 BR, 1 BA central H/A, fenced back
yard. 503 Azalea Street, no indoor pets,
'$795/month, $795 deposit 259-6488.
., 8/14p
,2 BR, 1 BA duplex apartment with cen-
:tral H/A, recently remodeled with large
* back yard. Security deposit $550 and
,$550/month. No inside pets. Please call
259-3343. 7/31tfc
,3 BR house 2 V/ miles north of Glen on
125, $575/month, plus $200 deposit.,
-no pets. Call 259-2872. 8/14-8/21 p
-Mnfbile homes. aanh38F"IsA/C, nopets,
:$500-$575 plustdeposit-904-860-4604.

1 BR, 1 BA mobile home, $350 deposit,
$400/month. 259-2787. 8/14p
Fire your landlord, build new. Your
payments could be lower than rent.
Call 1-800-879-3132. License #FLCRC-
057112. 4/10tfc
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, central H/A,
no pets, $565/month, first, last plus
$300 deposit. Includes water, lawn ser-
vice and trash. 259-7335. 6/12tfc
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on /2 acre lot in
Georgia Bend area, $650/mbnthly plus
deposit. 912-843-2093, 904-777-8880,
904-477-5561. 8/7-8/14p
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home located in
Glen. $430/month, $430 deposit. Call
259-6693. 8/14p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, $675/month,
first, last and $400 deposit. 259-7335.
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home like new, $700/
month, first and last, $500 deposit. Glen
area, no pets. 259-2121. 7/24tfc
3 BR, 1 BA brick house on large lot, great
country setting in Sanderson, $775/
month plus deposit and last month's
rent. Call 859-3026. 7/3tfc
2 BR, 1 BA house in Georgia Bend,
fenced yard, central H/A, $600/month,
$300 deposit, no pets. Call Rick 904-
259-6101. 8/14p
Roomate sought for nice 3 BR house,
split payments and utilities. If interested
please call 904-994-6552. 8/7-8/14p
3 BR, 2 BA, Florida room, no pets, no
smoking, lease required, $900/month,
$700 security deposit. 718 Chipshot.
259-9797. 8/14tfc
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, carpet and
vinyl flooring with garden tub on acre
lot in Sanderson. All electric appliances,
$850 security deposit, $850/month.
Please call 259-3343. 8/7tfc
14x70 in Macclenny with central H/A, all
appliances, all electric, clean and new car-
pet, $600/month, $600 deposit plus first
month's rent, no pets. 259-6966. 8/14c


3 BR, 11/2 BA mobile home, $350 depos-
it, $575/month. 259-2787. 8/14p
3 BR, 1 BA home in city, fenced yard,
$750/month, first and last months rent,
$500 deposit. 904-83-5558. 8/14p

16x80 on one acre, patio and storage
house and more, $82,000. 259-4647.





Simba is 7 years old,
about 12 Ibs., grey with
grey/blue eyes and dark
stripes on his face and
tail. No I.D. tag because
he lost his collar recent-
ly. Friendly but scares
easily. Last seen Satur-
day, August 2 in Glen-
wood subdivision. He is
loved and missed. Call

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Brand new 1369 SF 3 BR, 2 BA delivered,
setup, A/C, skirting and steps installed
$419.95/month. 904-259-8028.
8/14-8/21 c
Brand new 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide,
delivered, setup, A/C, skirting and steps
installed $346/month. 904-259-8028.
8/14-8/21 c

Oceanfront condo, Beachers Lodge, 1 BR,
sleeps 4-5, kitchen equipped, pool, imme-
diate access to the beach $675/week. 904-
-483-7617. 8/7-8/28p

Custom Printing
Business Cards

110 South Fifth St. 259-3737

423992 If brick is what you desire then you will
meet those desires in this lovely 5/3 brick, includes
mother-in-law suite, plenty of storage, partially
fenced property, 1 horse per acre & more! $775,000
QUALITY & STYLE MLS# 418571 Seller will pay
up to $5,000 in Closing Costs, all brick 3/2 home;
1.1 acres, spacious floor plan, formal dining sep/,
brkfst area, Brazilian wood floors, stainless steel
appliances & so much more! $267,500
design throughout; crown molding, Wainscotting,
high ceilings, glamour master bath, 42" cabinets,
panoramic view of covered porch, 2-story &. so
much more! $278,000
rain is excellent for this lush .90acres of Macdenny
vacant land, perfect for new development, corner
lot, and property can be subdivided. $115,000
this great adventure of 4/3 2,286sf, sturdy pre-
stressed concrete construction home features:
Pergo floors, cozy fireplace, 2 master suites & more!
HIGH & DRY IS WHY! MLS# 428488 5.63acres
waiting for you to build your dream home,
surrounded by gorgeous homes & country setting.
A GREAT PLACE LIVE- MLS# 404397 A place'to
make your own; great bungalow, 2/1 1,091sf, new
vinyl siding & porches, 2 story, corner lot, just over 1
acre'& more! $90,000
NEW CONSTRUCTION MLS# 444732 Never lived
in you will be joyful to be the first in this 3BR/2BA
charmer. Home sits on good size lot w/mature Oak
trees lining the property. Call for more details today.
WIDE OPEN SPACES MLS# 404867 How about
this? 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 acre and approx.
,3,001sf. Usedto, b q church. has commercial,
kitchen, indoor-utility-room. i. ii,'qkg sheds
outside. $199,000

Business Analyst
Provide technical leadership and
primary support and development
of technology solutions for business
areas of the College. Bachelor's degree
and 5 years experience as Systems
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systems, PL/SQL programming and
Access. Knowledge of SunGard HE
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Salary based on degree and experience.
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Watson Realty Corp. REUTORSO 904.772.9800

SANDERSON, FL MLS# 397003 Ideal commercial property
in interstate, property can be purchased for the asking price or
first parcel at $2;75sf. Seller will also consider build to site. Call
for more info $3,500,000
stucco home w/3br/2ba & 1,696sf, enjoy your own garden tub
w/Jacuzzi, dining room, Irg storage shed for projects & mature
Oak trees. $163,000
START A NEW ADVENTURE MLS# 400516 Property is
completely fenced w/wooden privacy & chain link; Home is
4/3 2,061sf, all brick & includes bonus room, in-ground pool
w/decking for summer fun! $255,900
FORMER MODEL MLS# 421513 Upgrades architecturally;
take a look at this 3/2 w/1,744sf, crown molding, chair rail,
porcelain tile and floating wood floor. More to see! $257,000
395751 All brick custom home featuring 3BR/2BA & 2,928sf,
on .50acre, perfectly manicured landscaping, solar heating, in-
ground pool, detached 1 car garage/wkshop; just too much to
list here. $320,000.
'two story brick & wood siding house w/nearly 2,400sf, room
to roam! Lrg rooms, formal entrance, formal dining rm w/sep
family room & more. $200,000
CLEARED PROPERTY MLS# 439504 28.54acres on paved
road frontage, cleared land for your home, horses & cows.
Zoned 1 home per 7.5acres, sellers willing to consider splitting
acreage. $399,900
IT ALL STARTS HERE MLS# 428225 Perfect for you on over
2 acres7 at dMyrhd ftdhft& back porches for longing'away,
those hot suminer days; 4BR/2BA & 1,782sf, textured walls &
ceilings, workshop& shed. 5139,000


ALL BRICK BEAUTY MIS# 441380 Just under 4 yrs new,
built in "04, huge estate size lot, over 1 acre, 4BR/2BA and
2,137, formal living room & dining room, eat-in kitchen, large
master suite w/private bath & more. $299,900
COUNTRY LIVING MLS# 440263 Its best, 4BR/2BA 1,444sf
lacre property has 2 out buildings for lots of storage, a cedar 1.
car garage/Workshop & more. $219,900
PRIVATE & FENCED MLS# 439457 Located on 1 acre you will
enjoy this doublewide 5 bedrooms & 3 baths, large kitchen,
great open den, double pane windows, great insulation,
double septictanks & deep well. $164,900
VACANT LAND MLS# 440269 Wooded 1 acre parcel ready for
new home, Parcel next to custom brick home that is also for
sale. See MLS # 440266. Owner willing to change division of
property to suit buyer.
ADORABLE HOME MLS# 444050 Completely remodeled
and ready home, new metal roof, new chain link fencing
surrounds home w/gorgeous landscaping, covered front porch
overlooking large city lot. $104,900
3/2 custom brick home on almost 1.5 acres, FL & FD rooms,
large master suite w/niche, and enough room in master for
office or sitting area. $274,900
ZONED FOR HORSES MLS# 439547 Beautiful 20 acre parcel
with lots of trees, a natural spring & creek that runs through
the property. Enjoy the front porch, 2 car garage, Bonus room
on 2nd floor and 3BR/2BA in 1,998sf. $499,900
NICE CORNER LOT- MLS# 443952 Take a look at this concrete
block.ome.wifront brick, spacious for youfi' along with a
in-ground p.o.l, AkC replaced in 2007 with a litile TLC this could
be your dream home. $145,000.

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We build in-ground pools
We sell and install
DOUGHBOY above-ground pools
Service Renovations* Cleaning
Repairs Chemicals Parts
698-E West Macclenny Ave.
(next to Raynor's Pharmacy)
Spring & Summer hours
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am 5:00 pm

Mowing, edging, mulching,
clean-ups, sodding, removal
and replacement.
Sprinkler repairs
Free estimates
InnerG Fitness, LLC.
Offering the area's finest training
*Boot Camp Classes
*Youth Fitness Classes
*One-on-bne & Group Training
*Post Rehab Training
*Weight Loss
*Nutrition Support
New construction
Residential and rentals
Reasonable rates Dependable
Cell 386-867-4334

Design / Build
Your plans or our plans
Bentley Rhoden -
CBC060014 3/14tfc
2" and 4" wells
Call Roger or Roger Dale
Licensed & Insured
Family owned & operated
Fill dirt Millings-
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
Free estimates
CCC046197 5/27tfc
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 do roofing
New roofs ~ roof repairs
Roof replacement ~ roof inspections
Free estimates
Call Tim Combs, owner



Black and White & Color
Copies, Custom Business Forms,
Business Cards, Signs, Stickers
and so much more!!!
The Office Mart
110 South Fifth Street
Residential commercial irrigation
New septic systems installation
Existing septic system repair
Water conditioning iron removal
Water purification
Financing available
Providing quality work since 1976
Commercial and Residential
Professional Installation or Do It
Over 30 years experience
FREE estimates
904-275-4047 or
8/14-8/21 p
No job too small
Home phone 259-6954
Cell 343-3484
Earl Taylor

All types of pest control
Call Eston, Shannon or Bill
Ask about our fire ant control
New systems & repairs
Field dirt Top soil
Bulldozer & backhoe work
Culverts installed
509-0930 cell
All types of roofing
Residential Commercial
Licensed and Insured
Free estimates
S 904-391-1007
ccc#1326007 3/20-9/11p

Specializing in the locate
installing of low mileage
and transmission
Foreign and domestic car
All major and minor r




ting and

Custom Homes Additions
Remodeling Concrete Decks
Privacy Fences
Free Estimates

New roofs Roof repa
Roof replacement
Free estimates

Pump Outs
Inspection Reports
Pump Replacement
New Septic Systems
Drain Field Repairs
Residential & Commercial
Culverts installed
Tim Johnson
5/11 tfc

s & trs *We can lower your electric bill
ei *Makes home cooler in the summer
and warmer in the winter
6/26-12/18c *You'll feel the difference immediately
RVICE, *Free estimate and demonstration

Slag or Milling driveways
Brush cutting Land clearing
Debris removal Ponds and more
Licensed and Insured
or 259-9711

Oils, acrylics, watercolors,
canvases, drawing pads
& much more!
110 South Fifth Street

Air conditioners Heat pumps
Major appliances
24 hour, 7 day emergency service!
Call Vince Farnesi,

8/14-9/4p 7/1 tfc
For complete lawn care
Commercial & residential

Licensed & insured
Engineered trusses for your new
Home Barn Shed Etc.
Free estimates
Lic.#RC0067003 12/23tfc

Heating* Air Electrical service
Licensed and Insured
Lic. #ET11000707
Lic. #RA13067193,
Lic. #RA13067194 4/21

Professional painting

Pressure washing
Interior exterior
Residential commercial
Fully insured Locally owned
25 years experience


Top soil Fill Dirt Slag
Culverts Land clearing Demolition


(CPC 053903)


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*These models only Silverados, Suburbans, Tahoes, and Avalanches will be sold at invoice.

ICer Lified


'03 Chevy Silverado 4WD
X-Cab, Stk #7336AA
NADA Price $17,925
Pineview Discount $5,070



'05 Chevy Silverado 4WD '03 Chevy Silverado 2500
Crew Cab, Stk #8078A Crew Cab, 4WD, Stk #8015B
NADA Price $19,800 NADA Price $19,625
Pineview Discount $6,805 Pineview Discount $6,630





'07 Chrysler 300
V6, Stk #AP3624

NADA Price
Pineview Discount


- $3,605

.'03 Ford Escape, V6
Automatic, V6, Stk #P8101
NADA Price $10,525
Pineview Discount $2,530


'04 Chevy Monte Carlo '07 Chevy Impala
Stk #P3641 Stk #AP3613

NADA Price
Pineview Discount


- $1280


NADA Price
Pineview Discount


Hatchback, 4 Cyl.
NADA Price
Pineview Discount



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Used Car Mgr. Sales Associate Sales Associate

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