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With the exception of health
insurance and retirement costs,
most county departments aren't
requesting budget increases for
the 2010-11 fiscal year begin-
ning October 1, and some have
asked for decreases, according
to a review of budget docu-
ments submitted to the finance
office recently.
The review included de-
partments under the Board of
County Commissioners and
constitutional offices, though
the tax collector, planning and
zoning and recreation budget
requests have not yet been sub-
mitted, said finance director
Debbie Perryman.
The county is in the midst
of selecting a new health in-
surance plan, but departments
have assumed a 15 percent in-
crease in those costs as well as
state-mandated increases in
local government contributions
to employee pensions in the
Florida Retirement System.
The retirement hike, which
varies from just over 1 percent
for regular employees to more
than 6 percent for elected coun-
ty officials, is needed to keep the
system sufficiently funded, said
County Manager Joe Cone.
The commission's portion
of the budget, which consists
mostly of board member sala-
ries and benefits and those of
the county manager and two
administrators, is proposed to
increase by $11,915, or about 1
percent of the 2009-10 alloca-
tion of $976,776. It rose by 5
percent from 2008-09 to 2009-
Though some expenditures
were cut, the insurance and re-
tirement costs in the commis-
sion's budget rose by $16,151.
Other departments propos-
ing increases like the property
appraiser, sheriffs office, clerk
of courts, dispatch, emergency
medical services, library, road
and fire departments showed
similar changes. With the ex-
ception of the fire department,
the higher spending is linked
to rising health insurance and
pension costs.
The fire department has
proposed a roughly $11,000
increase, but more than $8000
of that jump is in repairs and
maintenance to vehicles and
Despite the rising payroll
See page 4)


calling for

new taxing

district to

help fund

road upkeep

Solving 'mysteries' with math

Fourth grade students in
Jill Johnson's math class at
Keller Intermediate put on an
encore presentation of the mu-
sical "Mastering Math" in the
school's cafeteria June 7.
Ms. Johnson's class decided
to re-enact the musical for stu-
dents at Keller who did not have
a chance to see the play previ-
ously at the school's open house
event last month.
"This class worked really
hard on this project," said Ms.
Johnson. "It took them two
weeks to learn all the songs and
dialogue. They made the props
for the stage, too."
The painted props included
several buildings such as a
school, a house and a skyscrap-
er, as well as a life-sized canoe.
"Mastering Math" is a musi-
cal mystery featuring the main
characters of Sherlock Holmes
and his trusty sidekick Mr. Wat-
Holmes and Watson are
called upon to investigate the
missing contents of a safe de-
posit box. A key, two shillings
left behind and note from the
thief are their initial clues. To-

From left: Detectives Sherlock Holmes (Ethan Knight) and Mr. Watson (William Crockett) with singers Kyrie Holman and
Camryn Payne.

gether the two sleuths, with lots
of help from fellow students,
work to solve the mystery of the
missing money.
As the story unfolds more
clues present themselves in the
form of math problems and by
learning different strategies,

the duo deciphers the clues and
figures out the identity of the
Ethan Knight gave a spirited
performance as Sherlock Holm-
es who reluctantly gets involved
in the mystery because he isn't
great at math.

The master sleuth's perfor-
mance anxiety resulted in fre-
quent fainting spells which was
the funniest part of the show.
Watson, played by William
Crockett, was always there to
hoist his boss back to his feet
See page 4)

Have you done anything to
prepare for the 2010
hurricane season?

22.7% Yes

77.3% No


local is


in killing
A Macclenny man is in cus-
tody in Duval County, charged
as a co-defendant in an April
shooting death off Roosevelt
Blvd. in Jacksonville.
Edgar Allen Jr., 25, is the
second Baker County resident
with the
of David
40, during
a botched
ville police
say Mr.
Allen gave
Thomas, Edgar Allen
30, also of
Macclenny, directions to Mr.
Gilbert's apartment and arrived
there later to pick him up.
By that time, Mr. Thomas,
who has a lengthy criminal re-
cord in Baker County, had al-
ready been picked up by police.
Mr. Gilbert, a Navy chief,
was found dead of multiple
gunshot wounds in the doorway
of his residence at the Savannah
Oaks complex. His 3-year-old
daughter was with him when
he apparently walked in on Mr.
Thomas during the burglary.
The girl was not harmed.
Mr. Allen does not have a
criminal past in Baker County,
and court records show he has
See page 2)

3 years

for home

A Macclenny man who was
serving a probationary sentence
when re-arrested for growing
and selling marijuana at his
house was sentenced on June
7 to three years in prison, fol-
lowed by
five years
on proba-
thy J. Size-
more, 26,
no contest
pleas to
regular cir- Timothy Sizemore
cuit court
session. He gets credit for 75
days spent in county jail since
his latest arrest in March.
Sheriffs investigators used
a confidential source to set up
a trio of marijuana purchases
in March, one of them at the
Fastway convenience store on

See page 2)

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Theft, drug cases

crowd court docket

(From page 1
Woodlawn Rd. and the others at
Mr. Sizemore's residence in the
same neighborhood off Hodges
The defendant at the time
was enrolled in a pre-trial in-
tervention plan stemming from
three cases in 2009 when he was
caught with marijuana plants and
paraphernalia at his residence.
In other cases from June 7,
Judge Phyllis Rosier sentenced
Terry Lee Jones, 25, of Macclen-
ny to two years in state prison in
return for his no contest plea to
grand theft.
Mr. Jones was caught on tape
and seen by store employees
stealing two flat-screen televi-
sions from the CVS store on US
90 on November 18 of last year.
He has a prior criminal his-
tory that includes sale of cocaine,
grand theft, burglary, battery and
bringing contraband into a jail.
Judge Rosier also ordered $300
restitution and gave him credit
for 47 days already served.
Matthew Torgerson, 33, of
Glen St. Mary will be on proba-
tion four years after he pleaded
no contest on June 1 to abuse of
his 3-year-
old son.
Mr. Torg-
erson was
arrested in
late October
of last year
after day
care work-
ers noticed
bruises on
the boy. The
defendant Matthew Torgerson
initially told
police his son fell off a bike, and
a physician later determined
the 20 bruises on his legs were
caused by child abuse.
Mr. Torgerson served time in
prison for manslaughter of his
infant child in Jacksonville. Ac-
cording to evidence presented by
Public Defender Julie Johnson
during the sentencing hearing
here, the defendant maintained
he dropped the baby while put-
ting it in his car.
Judge Rosier gave him credit
for 217 days in county jail, and
required he complete parenting
and anger management classes.
He can have contact with his
children only with supervision by
the Department of Children and
SGeorge Strickland will be
on drug offender probation four
years after pleading no contest
to felony battery. He also must
attend parenting and anger man-
agement classes and undergo
evaluation for substance abuse.
Andrew Pearce, 21, was
found not guilty by reason of in-
sanity for calling in bomb threats
to the Macclenny Walmart on
March, 2009. He was a patient at
Northeast Florida State Hospital
at the time, and will remain in a
state institution.
Judge Rosier ordered Sarah
Newton onto a one-year house
arrest followed by four years of
probation in return for her plea
to multiple counts of sale and
delivery of drugs. She gets credit
for 389 days already served in
county jail.
Misty Lee pleaded no con-
test to theft, resisting a merchant
and two counts of having drugs
without a prescription, and was
placed on a two-year probation
for drug offenders.
Miranda Brady was adjudged
guilty of bringing in contraband
to Baker Correctional, misde-
meanor marijuana possession
and having drug paraphernalia.
She will be on probation two
years and was ordered to pay
$500 toward cost of investiga-
Amber Cremeans pleaded no
contest to two counts of theft and
to misdemeanor possession and
will be on drug-offender proba-
tion one year. The state dropped
two counts of sale and possession
of controlled substances.
A similar sentence was given
to Michael Dickins after his plea

to misdemeanor possession,
driving with a suspended license
and having the wrong tag on his
The state reduced the drug
charge from felony possession.
Nicholas Harrison pleaded
no contest to misdemeanor bat-
tery and will serve a year on pro-
bation. He originally was charged

with felony battery.
Bradley Wilson admitted to
violating probation from a 2009
charge of sale and possession of
marijuana, and drew one year in
county jail.
Capias warrants were issued
for the arrest of Richard Glen
Rafuse, who failed to appear in
court for violating probation on
multiple fraud charges; for Debo-
rah Busch for fraud and theft; for
Matthew Lucas for possession of
controlled drugs and marijuana.


(From page 1
only a traffic violation. He is
charged with murder and armed
Mr. Thomas is in the Duval
County jail charged with mur-
der, burglary and possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon. His
criminal record includes robbery,
drug offenses and burglary, and
late last year he was acquitted
by a jury of robbing the Kanga-
roo store on US 90 in east Mac-
He was released following the
acquittal on time served for a sec-
ond store robbery in north Mac-
clennyin May, 2009.

Steel Bridge landfill

(From page 1
to the agency by mid-August
2010, pursuant to state rules
governing risk assessments at
unlined landfills like the Steel
Bridge Road facility.
Unlined landfills are no longer
permitted in Florida.
The county's engineering con-
sultant, Frank Darabi of Gaines-
ville, conducted additional water
quality testing at four temporary
wells southwest of the landfill
before formally responding to
FDEP last month.
In a May 17 letter the depart-
ment, Mr. Darabi stated that the
recent sampling did not detect
benzene, arsenic or manganese
at levels above groundwater stan-
dards, but did show iron above
drinking water standards in three
of the wells. He attributed the
high iron levels to exceptionally
high turbidity.
Turbidity refers to the degree
of cloudiness from sediments in
the water.
Mr. Darabi also wrote that
the spikes in contaminant levels
have been limited to the landfill
property and there are no nearby
receptors impacted or likely to be
impacted by the contamination.
Ms. Eubank's 6-plus acres
about a mile from the landfill
shouldn't be in danger, accord-
ing to the engineer. He said that
the groundwater flows southwest
of the landfill and away from Ms.
Eubank's land to the northwest.
Regardless, the Fort Lauder-
dale transplant is not taking any

Ms. Eubank recently spent
about $2000 on a reverse osmo-
sis system that can remove con-
taminants from her water.
"I am concerned," she said.
"I don't want to be drinking
contaminated water ... If it's pol-
luted, you don't know unless you
test it."
Mr. Darabi also dispelled any
link between the contamination
and a half dozen cancer diagno-
ses in the neighborhood.
"It's totally unrelated as far as
I'm concerned," he said.
The Center for Disease Con-
trol and Prevention reports that
high levels of benzene in the air
can cause leukemia and that the
Department of Health and Hu-
man Services has determined
that benzene causes cancer in
Ms. Eubank and her husband
have resided north of Macclenny
for the last seven years and were
unaware of the closed landfill
when they bought the property.
"If I knew that, I wouldn't have
moved here," she said.
Ms. Eubank also feared that
her involvement in the matter
might draw ire from neighbors
attempting to sell their prop-
erty. She said they may think she
alerted The Press to the planned
testing of her well, even though it
was Mr. Darabi who did so.
What comes next for the land-
fill remains unclear.
Mr. Darabi answered the
state's call for rehabilitation un-

der Chapter 62-780 of the Flor-
ida Administrative Code, which
became effective in 2005, by say-
ing the chapter doesn't apply to
the county's facility since it was
permitted in 2002.
"Based on our conclusions, we
propose to continue monitoring

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permit," he wrote in the May 17
FDEP has not yet responded,
but agency spokeswoman Jodi
Conway said FDEP has received
Mr. Darabi's letter and the mat-
ter is under consideration.




Letters are welcome, but must contain the signature of the writer, a telephone number and city of residence.
Letters must reflect opinions and statements on issues of current interest to the general public.
The newspaper reserves the right to reject any material which in the newspaper's judgement does not meet standards of publication.


JUNE 10, 2010

By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our office located at 104 S. Fifth Street,
Macclenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063.
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'Truisms' change with times



In life there are such things
as universal truths things
that stand the test of time and
will always be the case. Stuff like
"the only sure thing is death and
taxes," or on a more sublime
note, "to err is human, to forgive,
Then there are those truths
that change with the times. We're
now 10 years into the 21st Cen-
tury which in itself is hard to
believe and so here are, with
help from my sister Leslie, who
sent me some selections, Bob's
List of Truths for the end of the
first decade of the new century.
V If you use Facebook, it is
unwise to "friend" someone you
don't know. I don't want to be
friends with a serial killer.
V There's nothing I hate quite
as much than that moment in
an argument when I realize I'm
wrong. I'm a guy, so it won't stop
me from arguing, but it will quash
the intensity a little.
V Was learning cursive really
necessary? I can't remember the
last time I wrote in cursive. Odd-
ly enough, with the emphasis on
the FCAT it is a skill that is taught
less and less.
V Never, never compliment
your car within its hearing range.

You are asking for mechanical
trouble within 48 hours. Guar-
V What was I thinking when I
was 8 years old and didn't want
to take a nap? Can I get a "do-
V Forget oil. The real "black
gold" is printer ink. I don't
know what it's made out of but a
thimbleful costs over $25. Whyis
V I'm always slightly terri-
fied when I exit out of Word and
it asks me if I want to save any
changes to my lo-page research
paper that I swear I did not make
any changes to.
V Why are all my best stories
usually the ones that make me
look like the biggest idiot?
V I disagree with Kay Jewelers.
I would bet on any given Friday
or Saturday night more kisses be-
gin with Miller Lite than Kay.
V I would rather fumble, jug-
gle, struggle and strain carrying
o1 plastic bags from the car to my
house than make two trips.
V Never post pictures of your-
self to Facebook or MySpace
when you are drunk. In fact,
friends are people who not only
take a drunk's keys but also his
camera phone.
V I love the sense of cama-
raderie when an entire line of
cars team up to prevent a jerk
from cutting in at the front. Stay
strong, my brothers and sisters!
V Never, never answer the
question, "Do I look fat in this?"
Feign a stoke or heart attack be-

This newspaper is printed on recycled paper.

fore answering any such ques-
V People with curlers in their
hair and more teeth than they
have IQ points will always be
interviewed by television news
reporters visiting Baker County.
V I have a hard time decipher-
ing the fine line between bore-
dom and hunger.
V When folding clothes, at
least one sock will have disap-
peared into the Bermuda Tri-
angle. Never fails.
V Wag more, bark less. Words
to live by.
V I hate when I just miss a call

by the last ring (Hello? Hello?),
but when I immediately call back,
it rings nine times and goes to
voice mail. What did you do after
I didn't answer? Drop the phone
and run away?
V Were all those telephone op-
tions like "For English, press 1,"
really designed to lessen our wait
times, or irritate us to the point
that we hang up and don't call
V Does anyone else keep the
numbers of some people in the
phone memory just so we know
not to answer when they call?

'What you had to say ..'

We asked June 3: "If the cops see
somebody leave their children in a car,
walk into a bar, stay for overhalfan hour,
should they allow them to then return to
the car with open containers and drive off
before stopping them?" This was in re-
sponse to a child neglect case on the front
page last week. Here's what our Facebook
fans had to say:

Deborah Whitty: "No. Take them to

Theresa Dinkins:"Hell no"'

Jarred Altman: "No, they should be
put injail forchild neglect AND having an
open container, but that's my opinion of

Sara Bennett:"Who does that in the
first place? If someone does do that they
shouldn't even have the right to have
children in thefirst place..."

Scott Stacia Brassart:"NO."

James Raulerson: "If this being the
case, it would make more sense to take
the kid into the bar with you. Not only is
it child neglect, but child endangerment:
left in the car, and driving while intoxi-
cated with child passengers. By the way,
I'm not at all encouraging taking your
child into a bar."

Louise Smith:"NO!"

Laura Wright: "I think they should
take the kids out of the car and leave. Let
the "parents/guardians"freak out when
they discover them gone."

Jacquelyn Taylor:"That is awful some
people need to be sterilized!"

Stacey Parrish:"My thought ... why is
the question'Should they allow them to
then return to the car with open contain-
ers and drive off before stopping them?'
As soon as you see the parent leave their
child in the car, there should be an arrest.
Open container is least of my worries in
this situation!"

Kaycee Heniz: "Why did they even
wait long enough for this person to make
the purchase and come back out? Some-
thing should have been done about the
children immediately."

Tonnie Blakely: "I think the police
should have been waiting at the car and
should have made the arrest on the spot.
I'm going to bring up another issue: If
we have laws regarding drinking and
driving and open container laws, WHY
do we have drive-thrus at some of the
bars/liquor stores? That has never made
sense to me"

Marsha Bennett:"People who go into
bars are not usually there to play tiddly
winks ... not meaning to sound like a
smartaleck... I'm just saying, lol."

Come join us on Facebook. Go to and register to
create your own Facebookpage. Then
search for the Baker County Press and
click the "like"link to join the fun. We
update the page with news briefs and
ask readers for their feedback daily.
We'd love to hear from you. You'll be
surprised by who you find within the
Facebook community.


Slams investigators,

Dear Editor:
I hope no parents have to go
through the uncaring mistreat-
ment and misuse of power and
authority by our local sheriffs
investigators the way my family
has the past couple of years.
On two occasions this year,
three of our young boys have
been sent to a juvenile facility in
Gainesville unnecessarily due to
poor investigation. The deputies
tell us they are only taking the
boys to the sheriffs department
for questioning and four hours
later they are sent to Gainesville.
They do not let you talk to
your children while they have
them at the sheriffs office. You
can call the investigators repeat-
edly and they never call you back
and never tell you what they are
charging your child with.
All the negative things about
your child are printed in The
Baker County Press, and not
once do the reporters come and
investigate the story. It doesn't
seem to matter to them about the
truth, but why should it when it's
not their child?
The Press takes one side of
the story, regardless whether it's
true or a lie. The newspaper ruins
your child's name and reputa-
tion based on unreliable reports
from the sheriffs department.
It's strange that when the truth is
known, the Press never prints a
The latest episode involving
two boys taken to Gainesville was
so unreal. My daddy had to call
the sheriff to make him aware
that not once did the investiga-
tors do anything. No eyewit-
nesses were questioned, but they

talked to the so-called victim,
who I assume has never told a lie
in his life.
These investigators have a rep-
utation in our neighborhood as
"secretary investigators" because
they don't leave their offices to
investigate crimes. They only
investigate when it's someone of
great influence, their own rela-
tives or a crime that gives them a
chance at a big promotion.
They don't realize that they,
too, will have to answer to some-
one of higher authority, Almighty
God, who will judge them ac-
cordingly. Look around and ask
the question: Why are so many of
our young children being charged
with harsh felonies and misde-
meanors before the age of 16?
They can't get jobs, they are
transferred from regular schools
to the Alternative School, and
that leads to them dropping out.
Their lives are ruined before they
can finish high school.
If a child's parents are well-
to-do, well-known, are local of-
ficials or big business owners,
they mysteriously never get into
trouble with the law, never get
questioned, arrested, investi-
gated or go to court. And their
names never get in The Baker
County Press.
Anyone who lives here long
enough knows about the dark
secrets that are covered up. God
in His own time will make all of
it manifested, and I refuse to sit
idly by and say nothing about
the unjust misuse of power by
sheriffs investigators.
Darlene Gaskin-MeDonald

The census matters!

Dear Editor:
The 2010 Census is in full
swing, and if you haven't mailed
in your census form, there's still
time to make sure everyone in
the community gets counted.
Households that haven't re-
turned the census forms will
receive a visit from an enumera-
tor during the next month or so.
These census workers are from
our community and will ask you
the same questions that are on
the 2010 Census form. The visit
should take no more than five
minutes and your participation
will have an effect on the com-
munity for a decade. If you have
concerns about the confidenti-
ality of your information, it is
protected by law and no one has
access to it.
It's important to be counted,
because census numbers at least
partially determine the amount
of funding our community gets
for everything from roads and
bridges to school programs,
health care for the needy, water
and sewer programs and federal
disaster relief assistance. It also
determines our representation
in the Florida Legislature and

As simple as an e-mail.....
If you have any information you
think we need to know, send it to:

104 South FifthSt.

Rural counties like ours have
been historically underrepre-
sented in the census. In 2000,
Florida's 32 rural counties had
an average response rate of only
52 percent. That means nearly
half of the state's rural county
residents weren't counted.
We can do better. Open your
door to the clearly-identified cen-
sus taker. A few minutes are all it
takes to make sure our commu-
nity counts.
For more information about
the 2010 Census, visit sunshine- or 2010census.
Joseph Cone
Baker County Manager


breeds crime
Dear Editor:
With high unemployment is it
any wonder that our crime rate is
up. I am a senior citizen unem-
ployed because I am overquali-
fied for any jobs (I'm too old).
Lawbreakers are on the rise
because they get three squares
a day, two snacks a day, clothing
and personal items furnished,
free hair cuts, free medical and
dental care (all teeth pulled and
new ones for $20), cable TV,
movies with popcorn and so on.
Do they work? No.
Do they have to repay upon
release? No.
Life is so good they go back.
Why not?
The disturbing news is I don't
qualify for anything, nor do any
other seniors who have paid their
way. I get $428 a month in Social
Security; I have worked since I
was 12 years old and that's my
Break the law and you not
only live large, but so does your
family on the outside with their
welfare benefits. Our lawmakers
have colored this picture wrong.
I hope I speak for all seniors in
this country who are tired of this
Luci Dewitt


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'Math' mysteries

guessing and checking, drawing
a picture or a chart.
"You don't have to be Rem-
brandt to be smart, you just need
to draw a picture or a chart," the
students sang.
For one musical number, Ky-
rie Holman and Camryn Payne
donned sunglasses and glittery
scarves for their lively rendition
of "A Picture's Worth a Thousand
By the end of the play, Holm-
es' confidence in his math skills
grew considerably, leading him
to pronounce himself the "doctor
of deduction" and "the prince of
problem solving."
The class got an enthusiastic
round of applause from students
in the audience who then quickly
lined up for lunch in the cafeteria.
One young man dashed through
the lunch line, then quickly sat
back down, eating with gusto.
'That play was good," he said,
"but I thought it would never end,
'cause I'm starvin' and smellin' all
that food cookin' was just about
to kill me."

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Donations of books and cash to
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(From page 1
when he hit the deck, explaining,
"he has this problem with solving
When clues led the two men to
a school, Watson states, "There's
something familiar about this
place, but I can't put my finger
on it."
"Why, it's a school, of course,"
declared Holmes.
"How can you tell?"
"Why, it's elementary, my dear
Watson, elementary."
The students sang songs
throughout the play which helped
explain the action as well as the
mathematical steps involved in
solving the clues.
The math problems focused
on solving realistic situations
such as when the owner of a ca-
noe was asked to deliver a group
of students across the river. Since
his canoe only held three people,
he had to determine the least
number of trips it would take.
Another fun scene focused
on the strategy of working back-
wards to find a solution. When
student helpers suggested the
two retrace their steps, Sherlock
and Watson literally began walk-
ing backwards around the stage,
bumping into walls and each
"No, no," said the students.
"We mean you can work back-
wards through the problem to get
to the source."
"I get it," said Holmes. "Sort
of like putting the hounds before
the fox or eating dessert at the
start of the meal."
The strategies involved in
solving the problems included
reviewing the directions, find-
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Friday 7:15 am 6:00 pm
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2011 budgets

(From page 1
costs, many other departments
have proposed spending cuts
for the 2010-11 fiscal year. For
The elections office is re-
questing $49,862 less than in
2009-10 due to a $56,462 reduc-
tion in equipment spending.
Planned cuts in electric
and other operating costs at the
courthouse put its budget $3688
below last year's allocation of
The building department
eliminated the code enforcement
officer position and $20,280
from its 2010-11 budget, but
has requested $2000 raises for
its remaining three employees.
The proposal would lower the
department's spending next year
by $18,697.
Animal control plans to drop
a part-time position and family
insurance coverage on two em-
ployees, saving $13,656 over the
current year's budget.
Mr. Cone has also asked that
departments submit alternative
spending plans to show what cuts
of 5, to and 20 percent would
look like.
The county commission will
begin holding budget workshops
in July. The board must approve
a budget and property tax rate by
September 31, the end of the fis-
cal year.
The 2009-10 county budget
totaled roughly $33 million.

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Mark your calendars for July 1,
the date of this year's annual In-
dependence Day Celebration on
the campus of Northeast Florida
State Hospital.
The event runs from 5:30-9:30
that evening, culminating in the
annual fireworks display. Admis-
sion is free with lots of food and
entertainment by local artists.
The celebration is organized
by both the hospital and City of
Macclenny and sponsored by
local businesses and organiza-
Thanks for help
Thank you to all the indi-
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First 'taxing unit' on

To improve private roads near

Residents in the south Margaretta neigh-
borhood around Creek Road could become
the first group in the county to successfully
establish a special taxing district to improve
their private dirt roads.
The challenge will be convincing a signifi-
cant portion of the 20-plus property owners
in the area to vote in favor of a Municipal Ser-
vice Taxing Unit, or MSTU, that could fund
the improvements through annual property
tax bills.
A handful of residents met with county of-
ficials the evening of June 8 to discuss form-
ing an MSTU to fund regular grading of their
roads or more permanent surface improve-
ments like the application of slag or asphalt.
Last year a group of south Macclenny resi-
dents attempted to start an MSTU, but failed
to garner enough support from their neigh-
"We haven't done one of these," said Coun-
ty Manager Joe Cone, "but they've been suc-
cessful in other counties."
The latest MSTU group in south Margaretta
hopes to improve conditions on roads largely
inside the Lancaster Glen subdivision south
of US 90. The private rights-of-way include
Tower Road off US 90, Creek Road, which is
the neighborhood's main artery, Silver Maple
Road and Sweet Gum Road.

About 20 lots were sold in the subdivision
during the early and mid-2000s and a hom-
eowners association set up to maintain the
existing roads. Since then, however; not all
of the property owners have kept up with an-
nual dues to the association and the road have
suffered, said association president and Sweet
Gum Road resident Melissa Schraud.
The association's past president also mis-
spent thousands of dollars, she said, by im-
proving a small portion of roadway that ben-
efitted only a few property owners.
The MSTU and accompanying tax assess-
ment would essentially replace the homeown-
ers association and its $200 in yearly dues.
"Most of them don't want to pay any more
beyond the $200," Ms. Schraud said of the
subdivision's property owners. "If we can keep
[the assessment] within that range, I think we
have a shot."
Affected property owners must vote to cre-
ate the MSTU by certified mail. Ballots would
include the estimated cost of improvements
and the additional property tax assessment
each owner would pay to fund the work.
Mr. Cone explained the assessment could
be spread over multiple years at a modest in-
terest rate, likely no more than 1 or 2 percent.
He also shared cost estimates from the
road department for grading and other im-
provement options. For instance, to grade the
roughly 2 miles of right-of-way would cost
about $400 per grading, while stabilizing the

Less than a week after adver-
tising the open position of county
manager, almost a dozen resumes
have been received and eight
more individuals have requested
information on the position.
The ad has been posted on the
Web sites of the Florida League
of Cities, the Florida Association
of Counties and its national coun-
terpart, published in The Press,
and posted with WorkSource,
a regional non-profit job place-
ment agency.
It was also forwarded to the
county's lobbyist in Tallahassee,
Chris Doolin, who maintains a
newsletter to officials in small
counties around the state.
"There's no telling how many
people that goes to," said county
administrator Sara Little. She
is overseeing the application
process, though county com-
missioners will ultimately fill the
The ad solicits interested par-
ties to request a packet of infor-
mation detailing the community's

demographics, government and
issues, as well as the manager's
responsibilities and required
A minimum of six years of
progressively responsible senior
management experience is pre-
ferred, and a bachelor's degree in
administration, management or
related field is required.
The position pays between
$70,000 and $90,000 depend-
ing on qualifications.
"The board is interested in
someone with a deep under-
standing and strong commitment
to local government and the ser-
vices provided," reads the section
labeled the ideal candidate. "The
individual must have a positive
consensus-building approach
in challenging staff to formulate
better ways of meeting goals with
minimum fiscal impact."
Current concerns identified in
the packet include budget con-
straints, transportation issues,
economic development, inmate
housing and residential and in-
dustrial growth from the Jack-
sonville metro area.
Ms. Little said resumes have
arrived from applicants in Baker


road surface would run about $8800.
"That's cheap," said Creek Road resident
Kevin Allaart said of the grading cost. "If it's
just graded and maintained, it could make a
world of difference."
Even the more expensive options, spread
over all the property owners during the next
o1 or 15 years, might be worth considering
too, he said.
The next step for the group is to build con-
sensus among their neighbors and work with
county staff to identify specific improvements
and develop cost estimates. Then the county
commission would hold public hearings to
consider an ordinance authorizing formation
of the MSTU and a vote among property own-
ers to do so.
Should at least 75 percent of respondents
vote in favor, improvement work could com-
mence with assessments appearing on future
tax bills.
Another Creek Road resident, Vicky Kunzi,
who also attended this week's meeting, was
unsure about whether the MSTU could be
"It's hard to say," she said. "Hopefully,
they'll get on board, but time will tell."
If the MSTU works, county administrator
Sara Little believes it could be replicated in
other areas of the county.
"If we can get one passed, others might
want to do it too," she said. "It's a great option
for people on private roads."

Mom shows up drunk

at Walmart with child

A complaint for child neglect
was filed June 1 against a Mac-
clenny woman who showed up
at the Walmart Supercenter
"extremely intoxicated" and in
the company of her 7-year-old
Deputy Koty Crews said he
was called to the property just
after 8:00 and located Melissa
Pope, 24, standing in line at the
Subway sandwich shop inside
Walmart. He noted while ques-
tioning her that Ms. Pope had
slurred speech and was unable to
focus her vision.
She told the officer she and the
girl were brought to the store off
SR 228 south via taxi, and Deputy
Crews said he filed the complaint
for a third-degree felony after es-
corting Ms. Pope to her residence
north of Macclenny.
The daughter was placed in
the custody of a grandmother
and the Department of Children
and Families notified.
It was the second incident of
alleged child neglect in the past

two weeks. A Macclenny woman
was arrested May 24 for leaving
her two 5-year-olds in the rear
seat of a car while she and her
boyfriend went inside a US 90
In another case, a 14-year-old
female student at Baker County
High School was arrested for
trespassing after she refused sev-
eral times to leave the campus on
June 1.
School officials told campus
deputy Matt Riegel the girl, from
Macclenny, was suspended on
May 28 until June 4.
Several persons were arrested
the past week on outstanding
Heather Keller, 23, of Key-
stone Heights on June 4 for vio-
lating probation in Clay County.
Frances Donnell, 67, of Glen
St. Mary on June 4 for petty theft
in Columbia County.
Kelly Jordan, 29, of Mac-
clenny on June 6 for failure to
appear in Clay County court on
traffic charges.

Had crack in bathroom

Police arrested a west Mac-
clenny man just after midnight
on June 4 for possession of crack
cocaine at his address off Long
Cpl. Ben Anderson said he was
called to the residence of Steven
McKenney, 41, about 12:30 by
the suspect's wife and during

County, other parts of Florida
including Jacksonville and states
like Texas and Oregon.
As of mid-afternoon on June
8, three of 11 resumes had come
from women.
Six were e-mailed, four came
through WorkSource and Chris
Thomas, the director of Baker
County Counseling Services in
Macclenny, hand-delivered his
The other resumes came
from Jim Gallahger, George
Hurst, Amelia McBride, Richard
Hughes, Steve Burnett, Andrew
DeCandis, Chris Johnson, Pat-
rick Jordan, Shannon Denson
and Tonya Morgan.
Interested in the position, but
not submitting resumes, were
Scott Neils, Jack Miller, Greg
Sheppard, Cinday Hall, Marcus
Collins, James Coleman, Mau-
reen Thompson and C.J. Thomp-


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questioning he noted that Mr.
McKenney appeared agitated
and distracted.
The officer searched a bath-
room before allowing the suspect
to use it, and found 12 pieces of
crack in a pill bottle stuffed in a
cotton swab dispenser.
Mr. McKenney was booked for
felony possession.
In other arrests:
Richard Stultz, 45, of Glen
St. Mary was arrested for mis-
demeanor marijuana possession
after the car he was riding in the
evening of June 4 was stopped
for running a stop light on US 90
at Wildcat Dr.
Deputy Koty Crews said Mr.
Stultz appeared nervous and
made several inconsistent state-
ments when questioned, and
agreed to a search that turned
up a small bag of pot in his pants
The driver of the 1998 Pontiac,
Bruce Clough, 20, also of Glen,
was ticketed for unknowingly
driving with a suspended license
and for the traffic offense.
A man stopped in south
Macclenny the evening of June 1
for not wearing a seat belt ended
up in jail charged with driving on
a license with ten prior suspen-
Deputy Patrick McGauley said
he stopped Gary Mosley, 23, of
Macclenny about 7:45 near South
6th and Lowder. Three children
with him in the 1998 Buick were
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Man arrested for

beating sought

for attack on dad

The same person arrested for badly damaging the face and mouth of
a Glen St. Mary man early on June 5 was sought three days earlier for
an alleged attack on his father with a baseball bat.
Steven Churchville, 23, of Macclenny was arrested after stopped by
Deputy Patrick McGauley following the incident off Andrew Raulerson
Rd. west of Glen about 1:00 am.
He initially denied striking Randall Lawrence, 20, during an argu-
ment then admitted to it, according to the deputy. Mr. Lawrence was
intoxicated when interviewed, and according to witnesses Joshua Tes-
ton, 22, and his girlfriend Amber Goldsmith, 19, the victim was harass-
ing the latter when he was struck once by the boyfriend and told to
Mr. Churchville then became angry and repeatedly struck Mr. Law-
rence, who was treated at Fraser Hospital's emergency room.
He is charged with battery, and named in a criminal complaint for
aggravated domestic violence battery in the other case.
The evening of June 2, Mr. Churchville is accused of striking his fa-
ther, Lewis Churchville Sr., 50, with the bat during an argument over
whether the son could keep a bulldog at their residence off Tall Pine
In other recent cases:
Andrew Hahn, 24, of Macclenny was arrested for assault, domes-
tic violence battery and disorderly conduct following a confrontation
with police and his girlfriend's family on South 2nd Blvd. the evening
of June 1.
Deputy Koty Crews was called to the address on a disturbance about
6:40 and initially interviewed Bill Brooks of Middleburg, who claimed
Mr. Hahn was abusing the complainant's daughter Jennifer Brooks,
28, of the same address.
The officer noted that Mr. Hahn refused to calm himself during
questioning, and claimed bruising on Ms. Brooks' arms, face and back
were inflicted by her toddler son.
Both the girlfriend and her mother arrived at the scene, and gave
statements to Deputy Crews implicating the boyfriend.
County jail inmate Joshua Blackburn, 25, of Glen was named in a
complaint June 4 alleging he sprayed window cleaner on jail deputy
Brian Kazmierczak while on a cleaning detail in A Pod the evening of
June 3.
Other inmates said they witnessed the incident and investigator Lt.
Jimmy Nickles said a surveillance video appeared to confirm the al-
Deputy Kazmierczak had earlier admonished the inmate for taking
food from another inmate.

Arrest for theft,

forgery of a check

A former co-worker at a Mac-
clenny glass company is charged
with several fraud-related counts
for allegedly stealing then alter-
ing a $1oo money order.
Steven Ortiz, 38, of Ocala ini-
tially denied taking the Fidelity
Express order belonging to Josh-
ua Hansen of Spring Hill, FL,
then admitted to chief sheriffs
investigator that he used it to pay
for most of a COD purchase.
Mr. Hansen reported the in-
cident on June 1 after receiving
a copy of the order and noting
that the payee name had been
changed from that of his girl-
friend to M&M Merchandisers.
He told Deputy Earl Lord he
thinks the order was stolen from
his tool box at Hayden Glass on
May 23.
He also named Mr. Ortiz as a
Following an interview at
county jail, the suspect was ar-
rested for theft, fraud and forg-
ery of the money order. The lat-
ter two charges are third-degree
The sheriffs department also
recently learned of several cases
of credit card fraud involving un-
authorized purchases.
Tracy Head of Glen St. Mary

said her account statement
showed $448 worth of charges at
two oil company stores in the Or-
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made between May 26-29.
A card belonging to Jill
Sistrunk, also of Glen, was used
to make $640 in purchases five
of them on May 29 and one on
June 1.
Jana Dixon of Macclenny
said five companies drafted out
charges against her card between
May 18 and June Itotaling $612.
The companies then refunded
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2009 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
This report will be mailed to customers only upon request and is also available at City Waste Water Treatment Plant and on the City's website

We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every
day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the
water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water source is ground water from six wells. The
wells draw from the Floridian Aquifer. Our water is obtained from ground water sources and is aerated and chlorinated for disinfection purposes. Aqua Mag is added for
corrosion control at City of Macclenny.
In 2009 the Department of Environmental Protection performed a Source Water Assessment on our system. The assessment was conducted to provide information about
any potential sources of contamination in the vicinity of our wells. There are two potential source(s) of contamination identified for this system with a moderate susceptibility
level(s). The assessment results are available on the FDEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program website at
This report shows our water quality results and what they mean.
If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Richard Harris or Walter Sloan at 259-4491. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about
their water utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held on the second Tuesday of each month at City Hall at 7pm.
The City of Macclenny routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is
based on the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2009. Data obtained before January 1, 2009, and presented in this report are from the most recent testing
done in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations.
In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we've provided the following definitions:
Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control
of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs to not reflect the benefits of
the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/I) one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (pg/I) one part by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the water sample.
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.
Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.
"ND" means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.

City of Macclennv- Non-Secondary Contaminants Table

Contaminant and Unit of Dates of sampling MCL Level Detected Range of MCLG MCL Likely Source of Contamination
Measurement (mo/yr.) Violation Y/N Results
Radiological Contaminants/City of Macclenny
Radium 226 + 228 or
combined radium (pCo) 05/08 N 1.0 NA 0 5 Erosion of natural deposits
Radiological Contaminants/Enterprise East
Radium 226 + 228 or
combined radium (o05/08 N 0.5 NA 0 5 Erosion of natural deposits
combined radium (pCo/L)
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of sampling MCL Level Detected Range of MCLG MCL Likely Source of Contamination
Level Detected MCLG MCL Likely Source of Contamination
Measurement (mo./yr.) Violation Y/N Results
Inorganic Contaminants/City of Macclenny
Barium (ppm) 05/08 N 0.012 NA 2 2 Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal refineries;
erosion of natural deposits
Erosion of natural deposits; discharge from fertilizer and alumi
Flouride (ppm) 05/08 N 0.64 NA 4 4.0 num factories. Water additive that promotes strong teeth when at
optimum levels between 0.7 and 1.3 ppm
Sodium (ppm) 05/08 N 11 NA NA 160 Salt water intrusion, leaching from soil
Inorganic Contaminants/Macclenny II
Barium (ppm) 03/06 N 0.015 NA 2 2 Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal refineries;
erosion of natural deposits
Cyanide (ppb) 03/06 N 6 NA 200 200 Discharge from steel/metal factories; discharge from plastic and
fertilizer factories
Erosion of natural deposits; discharge from fertilizer and alumi
Flouride (ppm) 03/06 N 0.49 NA 4 4.0 num factories. Water additive that promotes strong teeth when at
optimum levels between 0.7 and 1.3 ppm
Nickel(ppb) 0306 N 2.2 NA NA 100 Pollution from mining and refining operations. Natural occurrence
Nickel (ppb) 03/06 2.2 NA NA 100 in soil.
Sodium (ppm) 03/06 N 14.0 NA NA 160 Salt water intrusion, leaching from soil
Inorganic Contaminants/Enterprise East
Barium (ppm) 05/08 N 0.013 NA 2 2 Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal refineries;
erosion of natural deposits
Erosion of natural deposits; discharge from fertilizer and alumi
Flouride (ppm) 05/08 N 0.46 NA 4 4.0 num factories. Water additive that promotes strong teeth when at
optimum levels between 0.7 and 1.3 ppm
Sodium (ppm) 05/08 N 24 NA NA 160 Salt water intrusion, leaching from soil
Synthetic Organic Contaminants including Pesticides and Herbicides/Enterprise East
Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (ppb) Quarterly 2009 N 3 1 ND to 3 0 6 Discharge from rubber and chemical factories
Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection By-Product/City of Macclenny
Dates of
Disinfectant or Contaminant and mplingMCL Level Detected Range of MCLG or MCL or MRDL Likely Source of Contamination
Unit of Measurement Violation Y/N Results MRDLG
Chlorine (ppm) 01/09 to 12/09 N 0.97 0.73 to 1.23 MRDLG=4 MRDL=4 0 Water additive used to control microbes
Haloacetic Acids(five) (HAA5) 0809 N 17.77 NA NA MCL = 60 By-product of drinking water disinfection
TTHM (Total
trihalomethanes) (ppb) 08/09 N 33.69 NA NA MCL= 80 By-product of drinking water disinfection
Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection By-Product/Enterprise East
Haloacetic Acids (five) (HAA5) 08/09 N 21.23 NA NA MCL = 60 By-product of drinking water disinfection
TTHM (Total
trihalothans pb 08/09 N 34.02 NA NA MCL= 80 By-product of drinking water disinfection
trihalomethanes) (ppb)
Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection By-Product/Macclenny II
Haloacetic Acids (five) (HAA5) 0809 N 15 NA NA MCL 60 By-product of drinking water disinfection
trial total) 08/09 N 33.26 NA NA MCL= 80 By product of drinking water disinfection
trihalomethanes) (ppb)0IoI

Likely Source of Contamination
Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural
deposits; leaching from wood preservatives
Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural
deposits; leaching from wood preservatives

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and compo-
nents associated with service lines and home plumbing. The City of Macclenny is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used
in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before
using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and
steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or
through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil
and gas production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come
from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate
that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water
Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemother-
apy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These
people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other
microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
We at City of Macclenny would like you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to
insuring the quality of your water. If you have any questions or concerns about the information provided, please feel free to call any of the numbers listed.

Pursuant to an application submitted by Hugh D. Fish, Jr. /
Gateway Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc. as agent for Design Timber
11, LLC., to be granted a Special Exception on property
located on CR 229 North, in Section 16, Township 2S, Range
20 and Section 17, Township 2S, Range 20, containing
approximately 555 acres in Baker County, FL. The Baker
County Land Planning Agency (LPA), will consider the
request at a public hearing scheduled for Thursday, June 24,
2010 at 7:00 pm in the County Administration Building, 55
North Third St., Macclenny, FL. All interested parties may
appear and be heard with respect to the Special Exception
request. The purpose of the request is to be granted a Special
Exception to the Baker County Land DevelopmentRegulations
in reference to Section AG 10 Private Gun Club
or Firing Range by Special Exception. Written comments for
or against the Special Exception may be sent to Baker County
Planning Department, 360 East Shuey Avenue, 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.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Page 6



Street signs okayed for all

For the last six months the
City of Macclenny has given
downtown businesses a reprieve
from rules prohibiting temporary
signs. This week, that privilege
was extended to businesses city-
The change came after code
enforcement officer Joy Chap-
man notified city commissioners
the evening of June 8 that enforc-
ing restrictions on the size and
placement of temporary signs
downtown has been difficult.
She said business owners
along 5th and 6th streets have
protested about the fairness of
limiting the exception to the
downtown area and put up tem-
porary signs of their own.
"It's hard to tell someone on
6th Street they can't have a sign
even though businesses down-

town can," she told the board.
Also, businesses downtown
and elsewhere have not been fol-
lowing restrictions placed on the
exemption, which the board ap-
proved last November.
Temporary signs were allowed
downtown provided businesses
obtained permission from the
city before erecting the signs,
the signs were no more than 6
square feet in size and the signs
didn't obstruct pedestrian traffic,
among other limitations.
The rules haven't always been
followed, Ms. Chapman said.
One the of the most wide-
spread problems has been the
proliferation of flimsy wire signs
that can be stuck in the ground.
Ms. Chapman removes the signs
only to have them reappear when
she's not working.
'They all know the days I work
and the moment I go home the
signs come out," she said.
Despite problems with cer-

tain businesses abusing the ex-
emption, city officials agreed to
expand it outside the downtown
area to make it more equitable to
the business community.
"We want to help businesses
who are struggling to keep their
doors open," said Mayor Gary
However, he hoped a com-
mittee could be formed among
business owners, commercial
property owners, city officials
and Chamber of Commerce di-
rector Darryl Register to review
the existing restrictions on tem-
porary signs and recommend any
A handful of downtown busi-
ness owners were present during
the board's meeting as well and
applauded the exemption. They
said the signs have had a signifi-
cant impact on sales.
"I get probably 80 percent of
my business from walk-ins," said
downtown merchant Karen Rho-

is also
are not
In o
be set
frnm P

of Macclenny
intention to apply for a roughly
does make a difference," $700,000 Community Devel-
Mr. Register, whose office opment Block Grant to seal two
located downtown. "Don't leaking sewer pipes.
ze everybody because some One pipe runs from E. Ohio St.
t abiding by the rules." south to E. Stansell Ave. and the
ther business this week: other from W. Railroad Ave. to
ty Manager Gerald Dopson W. Minnesota Ave.
need that barricades will "During rainfall we get heavy
up to block the S. 6th St. flows at the sewer plant," Mr. Da-
nald's north side entrance rabi said. 'That indicates infiltra-
a;rhPr Roadn tion."

Repeated correspondence to
the fast food restaurant's owner
regarding drive-through traf-
fic backing up into the roadway
creating a safety hazard has not
yielded any response.
The manager said he hopes the
barricades will draw the owner's
attention and eventually prompt
a permanent barrier.
The restaurant can also be ac-
cessed from S. 6th St.
The city's engineering con-
sultant Frank Darabi also ad-
dressed commissioners about his

Students tour oldjail, history society

Fourth graders from Keller
Intermediate wrapped up their
school year with a fun field trip
to the Baker County Historical
The kids, accompanied by
teachers and parental chaper-
ones, hiked several blocks to
their destination the morning of
June 3.
The historical society is lo-
cated next to the Emily Taber Li-
brary on McIver Sreet in the loo-
year-old county jail and sheriffs
quarters, which the society also
Groups of fourth graders spent
time in the research records room
where they got a lesson in Florida
and Baker County history from
volunteer and retired teacher
Sheldon Beasley.
Some of the things they
learned about were Florida's
earliest inhabitants, the first
Seminole War, the oldest house
still in existence in Baker County,
when Florida became a state and
why Floridians came to be called
They also learned about one
of the county's earliest white
settlers, Joachim Williams, for
whom the noted "one man cem-
etery" is named.
They looked at donated items

K-9 dog
A patron at an east Macclenny
tavern was arrested early on June
1 after he was caught and bitten
by a police dog in a swampy area
near the CSX railroad tracks.
Ventura Rodriguez, 50, of
Macclenny ran from Gator Pat-
rick's bar on US 90 about the
time police answered a distur-
bance call at 12:30, according to
Deputy Johnny Hodges.
He and several others report-
edly had argued over money fol-
lowing a pool tournament and
when officers arrived Mr. Rodri-
guez fled on foot in a southeast-
erly direction and into a wooded
Deputy Patrick McGauley,
handler of the police dog Tango,
said he verbally warned the sus-
pect he would release the dog if
Mr. Rodriguez, who was lying in
a water-filled ditch, did not show
his submerged hands.
He was treated at the scene by
rescue personnel for bites to the
back, upper arm and forehead
before taken to county jail were
he was booked for resisting po-
lice without violence.
In other arrests:
The same canine officer ar-
rested two persons, a 14-year-old
female and a 16-year-old male,
for underage possession of beer
late on June 4.
Deputy McGauley said he
stopped a 1991 Dodge being
driven by the 16-year old on US
90 west in Macclenny after see-
ing the female holding up a beer
while seated in the front seat. He
said another beer can was visible
through the rear window.
The 14-year-old was described
as "belligerent" and "highly in-
toxicated." Two others in the
vehicle were not charged and all

Keona Adkins, left, helps historical society president Kevin Shell put Joseph Tedesco, Dalton Harrison and other fourth
graders in jail.

relevant to county history in the
museum room and also got a tour
of the jail and cell block. Histori-
cal society president Kevin Shell
led the tour.
If the noise and enthusiasm
displayed was an indicator, the
kid's favorite part of the trip was,
hands-down, the jail tour.
One boy went into a cell and
came zooming back out again.

were released to parents.
Delinda Dunn, 40, of Sand-
erson was arrested for disorderly
intoxication after she was found
by Deputy Matt Sigers staggering
in the southbound lane of CR 229
south the evening of June 3.
She had a plastic bag with sev-
en unopened beers and report-
edly had been asking for money
at a residence when police were

"Dude!" he shouted to his
friend, gesturing wildly. "There's
blood on the ceiling!
Other children squealed,
clamoring to get through the
iron-barred door for a look.
Mr. Shell chuckled to himself.
"Actually, the high school stu-
dents put that up there last Hal-
loween for the haunted house,"
he reassured them. "It's only red
"I heard this jail is really
haunted," said one boy. "Is that
"Some people think it is," said
Mr. Shell. "Do you think you'd be

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brave enough to spend the night
in one of these rooms?"
McKenzie Curry didn't hesi-
tate to answer, her face lit by an
infectious smile.
"I'd do it," she said, beaming.
"The jail is creepy for sure, but
it's soooo cool."
Keona Adkins had a different
"You couldn't get me to stay in
here at night," she declared. "I'd
see them ghosts comin' through
the walls and I'd be gone outta'
here fast!"
One lucky group particularly
enjoyed getting locked up in the
cells by none other than Baker
County's finest Sheriff Joey
Dobson who dropped by to
say hello.
"A long time ago before we got
the new jail," he told the kids," I
actually did lock up bad guys in
here for real."

Lining the inside of the pipes
with a polyethylene material will
not only stop stormwater from
getting in the sewer system, but
also stop sewage from leaking
The grant is funded through
the federal Department of Hous-
ing and Urban Development or
HUD and administered by the
state's Department of Commu-
nity Affairs.
The deadline to apply is July
The board also approved two
ordinance changes on final read-
ing this week.
One revises the width of local
streets from 20 feet to 24 feet.
That move came after concerns
arose about on-street parking in
some subdivisions blocking ac-
cess by emergency vehicles.
The second change replaced
a reference to "primary election"
with "early voting" in the city's
ordinance governing how soon
before an election temporary po-
litical signs can be posted.


is stolen

off truck
A radiator valued at $7000
was removed from the engine
compartment of a tractor truck
parked on a logging lease off
Clete Harvey Rd. overnight on
June 3.
The vehicle, belonging to
Hardee Timber of Lawtey, was
left by a work crew about 7:00
the previous evening, and when
the men returned about 12 hours
later they found the hood portion
laying on the ground and the ra-
diator missing.
Company owner Steven Hard-
ee said his loggers are harvesting
on a 2600 acre privately owned
tract that is also leased to the
Broken Gate hunt club. The pub-
lic had access to the area via an
open gate off Harvey Rd.
In other theft cases involving
vehicles, someone took a GPS
system and camera from an un-
locked 2009 Chevrolet belonging
to Darrell Harvill overnight on
June 5.
The property was valued at
$175 and the car was parked off
Mulberry St. in Macclenny II.
Another vehicle burglary
occurred the same night on a
neighboring street. Michael Farr
reported a lo" speaker taken
from his 1994 Dodge pickup. It
was valued at $1oo.
That vehicle was parked off
Dogwood St.

You're Invited to a Retirement Reception
Celebrating 35 years ofBCHS Art
Mrs. Marilyn Harrell
Saturday, June 12
from 5-9:00opm
at the Taber House
in the Glen St. Mary Nursery
All friends, colleagues and past art students are invited to attend.
We would like to celebrate by displaying some of her students
work, past orpresent at the reception.
Please RSVP to Tiffany Armoreda on Facebook.

853 South Sixth Street Macclenny

12 lb. of our best $9O
fried shrimp with for
two sides only Every Da
While they last. May not be combined with any other offer.

Monday Thursday 11:00 am 8:0
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Call or visit us for pricing on all you can eat


The Baker County Health Department
provides training on:
* Handling Emergencies Proper hand washin
* Basic choking and first aid care Proper method for c
* Supervising children Professional leaders
* Indoor and outdoor safety skills skills

g techniques
hanging diapers
;hip & care-givini


Call for information and registration: 259-6291 ext. 3000
Cost of class is $20 (includes textbook and certification card)
Working Toward Wellness
Baker County Health Department .-
480 West Lowder Street
Macclenny, FL 32063 I H



You are such a precious gift from God.
You make us more proud every day. Lt
Always remember:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean
not on your own understanding; in all your
S- ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your
4 paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
Butch, Mama, Amber, Madison, Butch & Karli
. ,,

Pursuant to an application submitted by Hugh D. Fish,
Jr. / Gateway Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc., as agent for
Design Timber II, LLC, to be granted a variance to the
Baker County Land Development Regulations Article
3 Section 3.05.18.D Firing Range, Small Arms, Private
Gun Club Noise Level The property is located on CR
229 North, in Sec 16, Twn 2S, R 20 and Sec 17, Twn 2S,
R 20 in Baker County, Florida. The Baker County Land
Planning Agency (LPA) will consider the request at a
public hearing scheduled for Thursday, June 24, 2010,
at 7:00 pm, in the County Administration Building, 55
North Third Street, Macclenny, FL. All interested parties
may appear and be heard with respect to the variance.
Written comments for or against the variance may be sent
to the Baker County Planning Department, 360 E Shuey
Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063. Faxed comments maybe
sent to (904) 259-5057. Copies of the variance may be
inspected in the Planning Department by any member of
the public. 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.

Thursday, June 10, 2010



Ready, Sweat, Go! participants run 5K

Page 8


I can hardly believe it's been
nine weeks since I started chang-
ing mylife.
Ten weeks ago I was in terrible
shape. I used to joke that I was in
shape; after all, round is a shape.
I set a crazy goal of losing 50
pounds over the to week Ready
Sweat Go! program at the YMCA.
I believed that if the folks on tele-
vision could do it, so could I.
What I didn't consider at the
time was that those people live
at a compound with strict diets
and 3-4 hours of exercise a day.
I won't lose all 50 pounds by this
Friday at our final weigh-in, but
I'm not done.
Exercise, diet and sleep habits
are all about routine and mo-
mentum. It's easy to stop work-
ing out and eating right. Miss a
day or eat a bad meal and we all
justify it to ourselves that it's just
this one time. Then we do it again
and again. It's not about how
many times you fall down, but
how many times you get up. After
working hard for two months, I
can't let it all go a waste. This is
only the beginning.
There were several things I
found challenging during the
program, like getting up an hour
or sometimes two hours early
and the intense workouts. But
the one thing I found most chal-
lenging was my diet and avoiding
five meals a day and foods like
pizza, wings, fries and burgers,
which had become staples of my
diet since adulthood; not to men-
tion the midnight snacks.
On the flip side, there are
many things I'm proud of. First,
I did it without quitting on the
trainers and myself. Physically,
I'm stronger and my motivation
is much better. All my belts are ei-
ther too big or on their last notch,
and I'm nearly back into my old
pants. I told you I shouldn't give
them away, Lori!
My back and shoulders don't
ache at the end of the day, my
feet and knees feel like I had a
transplant and my blood pres-
sure is way better. When I was
getting a filling two weeks ago at
the dentist they took my blood
pressure and it was in the normal
range for the first time I can re-
member since my teenage years.
And believe me, if it was gonna
be high, it would be before the
doctor starting drilling.
Since the beginning I've been
dreading the 5K run last week-
end. I never liked running unless
it was to play a sport. I couldn't
sleep the night before because
of the anxiety of the race. Turns
out it really wasn't that bad. Sure
I was really sore for two days af-
ter, and I sweated buckets, but
I finished second in our group.
Tyler ran the entire race and beat

me by just four minutes. Crystal
and Anne sprinted past me in
the final two blocks. Talk about
serious motivation, I sprinted
past them on wobbly legs and
my daughter joined me for the
last too yards. And yes, she was
faster in her flip-flops. I finished
the race seven minutes ahead of
my goal. Then we all went back
and finished the race together.
I'd like to share some key
things I learned during this pro-
V If you want to lose weight
and feel better, diet is the key.
Don't think you can never eat
your favorite foods ever again,
just save them for one or two
days a month. Because they're a
treat, you might find that you en-
joy them more.
V Now if want to be stronger
and have more energy and stami-
na, exercise is the way to go. Start
by walking the neighborhood
with a friend or loved one.
V Many of you may say that
you don't have the time. I used
to say that too, but you need to
make the time. Like many of you,
I have family obligations, work
and volunteering. A little less
television isn't a bad thing. Just
DVR the Badcock commercials to
watch later.
V For anyone thinking about
doing this in the future, I would
like to offer this advice don't
quit. Three people dropped out
for various reasons during the
program. It isn't easy, but what
in life worth doing really is?
V Don't get discouraged if your
weight loss isn't what you expect-
ed; you will be adding muscle to
your body and that weighs three
times as much as fat. I'd like to
think that I'm strong-willed and
focused. Nearly every morning I
didn't want to get out of my warm
bed, and the workouts were diffi-
cult. Looking back though, I can't
think of a single time I didn't feel
better emotionally and physically
after I finished.
If I could do it all again, I
would. I really like the way I feel
now as compared to two months
ago. This program for me has
changed my life in a very positive
way. I now want to do another 5K
or a triathlon.
The very best thing about the
program has been all the posi-
tive comments and support I've
received. My wife, family, friends
and people in the community
have all been very supportive and
encouraging during this whole
process. I will look back years
from now and treasure the peo-
ple and staff that worked so hard
with me to make this a success.
There were no "losers" in this
program. We are all winners.
See next week's edition for
coverage of the program's final
weigh-ins on June 12.

Andy Johnston, center, finishes the YMCA 5K run with other Ready, Sweat, Go! members.

Check out more of the great programs at the YMCA...


CASE NO.: 02-2010-CA-0102

TO: Delinquent Taxpayer Receiving This Notice
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for Vali-
dation of Tax Warrants issued for unpaid 2008, Bak-
er County Personal Property Taxes has been filed by
Gene Harvey, Baker County Tax Collector, in which
you are named as a party for nonpayment of 2008
Personal Property Taxes as assessed against you.
Upon ratification and confirmation of the petition by
the Court, the Tax Collector shall be authorized to
issue atax warrant against you, and levy upon, seize
and sell so much of your personal property as nec-
essary to satisfy the delinquent taxes, plus costs,
interest, attorney's fees, and other charges.
32 North 5th St., MACCLENNY, FLORIDA 32063,
You are further notified that a Final Hearing will be
held in this matter on the 23rd day of June, 2010,
at the Baker County Courthouse in Macclenny, Bak-
er County, Florida, at 11:50 a.m. before the Honor-
able Phyllis M. Rosier, Circuit Judge, at which time
you or your attorney may present you objections, if
any, to issuance of the Tax Warrant against you. The
amount of the assessment oramount of taxes levied
have been paid or not.
A copy of the Petition filed herein may ne obtained
at the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Mac-
clenny, Baker County, Florida, upon request.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on this
29th day of April, 2010.
6166 Adams Rd.
Macclenny, FL 32063
2. 08-05003285
303 Macclenny Ave
Macclenny, FL 32063
28 Macclenny Ave. W.
Macclenny, FL 32063
PO. Box 988
Macclenny, FL 32063
43 W. Macclenny Ave.
Macclenny, FL 32063
16038 Stokes Rd.
Macclenny, FL 32063
7. 08-5005561
209 E. Macclenny Ave.
Macclenny, FL 32063
7600 Nutty Butty Ln
Glen St. Mary, FL 32040
9. 08-5007443
7600 Nutty Butty Ln
Glen St. Mary, FL 32040
10. 08-5007538
2097 West 3500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
6080 Copper Dr
Macclenny, FL 32063


BY: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk

Salary: $70,000 -$90,000 DOQ
The Baker County Board of Commissioners seeks
qualified applicants for the position of County Man-
ager. Population 26,000. Chief administrative of-
fice with statutory authority. Progressive County in
Northeast Florida poised for residential and indus-
trial growth from Jacksonville. Excellent schools
and attractive rural environment. $33.3 General
Fund Budget; 100 employees, 5 member energetic
Board. Please email for a
complete position description, required qualifica-
tions, county profile and other information.
Required: Minimum of Bachelor's degree with 6
years in Senior level management. Knowledge of
budget/finance, human resources, purchasing,
intergovernmental relations, planning and general
county operations; strong interpersonal skills and
commitment to team management and citizen
participation/service. Application letter, resume, &
professional references to
or 55 North Third Street, Macclenny FL 32063, At-
tention Sara Little no later than July 30, 2010 by
4:00 pm.
6/3-6/1 0

Baker County Board of Commissioners
Timber Bid Shoals Park

Dear Prospective Bidder:
Generally, this proposed sale involves a 356 acre
tract with approximately 207 acres of 5th row, log-
ger select improvement thinning, and approximately
149 acres of clear cut. These properties are located
in Sections 1, 2, 3, and 10, of Township 2 South,
Range 21 East and Section 35, Township 3 South,
Range 21 East, in Baker County Florida.
Total sale volume is estimated to be 25,000 tons
Stand 1 is approximately 207 acres of planted slash
pine to be harvested with a 5th row thinning with se-
lections from the four residual rows to be removed.
Removal priority determination will be to remove
diseased, suppressed, forked, and poorly- formed
Stand 2 is approximately 5 acres of planted slash
pine along a high visibility area typically adjacent to
roads and nature trails. This area is to be clear cut.
Stand 3 is a 39 acre stand of planted slash pine to be
the clear cut. This stand is moderately dry and ad-
jacent to residential development. A 25 foot natural
buffer is to be kept adjacent to the residential areas
located on the east and south sides of the property.
Stand 4 is a 105 acre plot composed of stands
of 18- year old bedded slash pine on very poorly
drained soils. This area is to be clear cut.
This sale also includes timber to be removed from
within three, Y2 acre logging decks and their associ-
ated skid trails. Such locations will be designated
by the County in cooperation with the successful
The ultimate goal and final use of the property is
the creation of a natural looking stand of healthy,
good form trees.
The successful bidder will be required to be State of
Florida Certified to perform the services specified in
this advertisement.
It is anticipated this will be a six month contract.
The successful bidder will be required to submit
a lump-sum advance payment of $50,000. The
County will offset the advanced payment against
timber receipts due to the County until such time as
the advanced payment is exhausted. All additional
payments to the County will be made weekly based
upon receipts
Interested parties please contact the Baker County
Administration Office at 55 North 3rd Street, Mac-
clenny, FL, (904) 259-3613 for a bid packet.
This is a sealed bid sale; no faxed, emailed or ver-
bal bids will be accepted after; no faxed, emailed
or verbal bids shall be accepted. The Baker County
Board of County Commissioners reserves the right
to reject all bids.
All bids shall be submitted by 10:00AM on June 17,
2010 in a sealed envelope marked and addressed
as follows:
Shoals Timber Bid
Baker County Board of County Commissioners
55 North 3rd Street
Macclenny, FL 32063
CASE NO.: 10000152DR




YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed
against you and that you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on
Christopher Brian Barrett whose address is 125 E.
Orange Street, Baldwin, Florida 32234 on or before
June 28, 2010 and file the original with the clerk of
this court at 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny
FL 32063 before service on Petitioner or immedi-
ately thereafter If you fail to do so, a default may
be entered against you for the relief demanded
in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this case, includ-
ing orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office. You may review these documents
upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office notified of your current address. (You may
file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.). Future
papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules
of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information. Failure to comply
can result in sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.

Dated: April 23, 2010.


Clerk of the Court
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk

Legal Notices

The St. Johns River Water Management District
(District) gives notice of receipt of the following
permit application(s):
Standard General and Standard ERP PermitApplica-
tions Baker County School District, 270 E. Jonathan
Street, Macclenny, FL 32063, application #40-003-
62646-2. The project is located in Baker County,
Section 32, Township 2 South, Range 22 East. The
Environmental Resource Permit application is for
modification to the previously issued surface water
management permit for a 0.74-acre development
known as Episcopal Children's Services (ECS) Head
Start and Early Head Start Buildings.
The file(s) containing the permit application(s) are
available for inspection Monday through Friday,
except for District holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
at the Districtis Headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Pal-
atka, Florida, 32177-2529. You may also view files
at one of the District's Service Centers, but you
should call Service Center staff in advance to make
sure that the files are at a specific Service Center
Service Center contact information is available
online at
ting/jsp/contact.jsp. Additionally, most permit ap-
plication file documents can be viewed online at To
obtain information on how to find and view permit
application file documents, go to the HELP tab in E-
Permitting and click on Support and FAQs and then
follow the directions provided under "How to find
a Technical Staff Report (TSR) or other application
file documents."
The decision on Standard General and Standard
permit applications will be made at the Districtfs
Service Center where the application is processed,
unless the application is upgraded to an Individual
permit as explained below. A substantial objection
to a Standard General or Standard permit applica-
tion must be made in writing and filed with (received
by) the Director of Regulatory Information Manage-
ment, PO Box 1429, Palatka, Florida, 32178-1429,
or by e-mail at,
within 14 days of notification of the application.
Please include either the Permit Application number
or the Project Name in the objection. Notification of
the application is either the fifth day after the date
on which the written notice is deposited in the U.S.
mail (forthose persons who receive actual notice by
U.S. mail), the day the notice is emailed (for those
persons who receive actual notice by email), orthe
date the notice is published in the newspaper (if ac-
tual notice is not provided by U.S. mail or email). A
"substantial objection" means a written statement
directed to the District that identifies the objector,
concerns hydrologic or environmental impacts of
the proposed activity, and relates to applicable rule
criteria. A timely substantial objection will cause the
Standard General or Standard permit application
to be considered an application for an Individual
permit. If the District receives a timely substantial
objection from you, then you will receive written no-
tice of the Districtfs intended decision on the permit
Please note that decisions on Individual permit
applications will be made either by the Districtis
Executive Director or designee (for those applica-
tions which are recommended for approval) or by
the Districtfs Governing Board (for those applica-
tions which are recommended for denial). For
Individual permit applications, you are advised to
notify the District within 14 days of notification of
the application(s) if you have questions, objections,
comments, or information regarding the activity
proposed in the permit application. If you make a
written request to the District for additional informa-
tion regarding a specific permit application, you will
be provided an opportunity to obtain the available
information. Please note that filing a written objec-
tion does not entitle you to a Chapter 120, Florida
Statutes, administrative hearing.
Notice of intended (proposed) District Decision
will be provided to persons who have requested
individual notice. A request for individual notice of
intended (proposed) District Decision on the appli-
cation must be received by the District's Director of
the Division of Regulatory Information Management
prior to the date the notice of intended (proposed)
District Decision is generated.
Robert Presley, Director, Division of
Regulatory Information Management
St. Johns River Water Management District
Notice is hereby given that the Baker County Board
of Commissioners will receive written, sealed bids
at the Baker County Administration Office, located
at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063,
until June 30, 2010 at 1:00 pm for the following:
Project Number 2010-04
Resurfacing and widening 6.8 miles of CR 130
A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on
June 16, 2010 at 10:30 am in the Baker County
Administration Building at 55 North Third Street,
Macclenny, FL 32063. Bids will not be accepted
from any bidder who is not represented at the pre-
bid conference. All contractors bidding this project
must be pre-qualified with FDOT in Tallahassee,
Florida. Contractors may obtain specifications and
bid documents at King Engineering Associates, Inc.
located at 6500 Bowden Road, Suite 290, Jackson-
ville, FL 32216. All bids must be sealed with the
project number clearly marked on the outside of the
bid packet. Any bids received after June 30, 2010
at 1:00 pm, will not be accepted. The Baker County
Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.


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Case No. 02-2010-CP-24

The administration of the Estate of Howard Roscoe
Swearingen, Deceased, whose date of death was
April 19, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Alachua County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Mac-
clenny, Florida 32603. The names and addresses
of the Personal Representative and the Personal
Representative's Attorney are set forth below.
All Creditors of the Decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against Decedent's Es-
tate on whom a copy of this Notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN
All other Creditors of the Decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against Decedent's
Estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN
The date of first publication of this Notice is June
10, 2010.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
By: Virginia E. Griffis, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 761931
4041 N.W. 37th Place, Suite B
Gainesville, Florida 32606
Tele.: 352/374-4120
Fax: 352/378-9326
Personal Representative:
Amy D. Walker
P. Box 1613
Glen St. Mary, Florida 32040
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicle will be sold at public auction
June 25, 2010 at 10:00 am, at Higginbotham's
Towing & Recovery, 7611 West Mt. Vernon, Glen
St. Mary, FL. 32040.
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VIN #1FUJA3CG31PF24291
Notice is hereby given that the Baker County Board
of Commissioners will receive written, sealed bids
at the Baker County Administration Office, located
at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063,
until June 30, 2010 at 1:00 pm for the following:
Project Number 2010-03
Resurfacing and widening 4.9 miles of CR 23A
A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on June
16, 2010 at 9:30 am in the Baker County Adminis-
tration Building at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny,
FL 32063. Bids will not be accepted from any bidder
who is not represented at the pre-bid conference. All
contractors bidding this project must be pre-quali-
fied with FDOT in Tallahassee, Florida. Contractors
may obtain specifications and bid documents at
Eisman & Russo Consulting Engineers located at
6455 Powers Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32217. All
bids must be sealed with the project number clearly
marked on the outside of the bid packet. Any bids
received after June 30, 2010 at 1:00 pm, will not be
accepted. The Baker County Board of Commission-
ers reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

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Runners compete in 5K YMCA run Saturday
The second annual YMCA 5K FunRun raised
$1,000 for the facility's annual Strong Kids
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themselves on a video screen as they crossed
the finish line. Clockwise from top:The 50 par-
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President's List honors

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Baker County Middle School eighth graders Shelby Kuhr and
Mackenzie Wingard proudly show off trophies given to students
who have made the Principal's List, an honor recognizing the
school's highest academic achievement. The award requires stu-
dents to make straight As for three consecutive years and main-
tain a grade point average of 4.0. "It was my pleasure to present
the awards to Ms. Kuhr and Ms. Wingard,"said Baker County Mid-
dle School principal David Davis. "It's very important to us that
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Witness to Haiti's desti

Army reservist recounts duty in Rott
FEATURES A " *"' M N l l .

Captain Dan Sikes, a member
of the United States Army Re-
serve and an attorney in Starke,
spoke at the Baker County Ro-
tary Club meeting June 2 on his
recent three-month deployment
to Haiti to help deal with the af-
termath of the category 7 earth-
quake that nearly destroyed the
island nation in January.
During his three months in
Haiti, Capt. Sikes recorded the
deplorable conditions through a
series of stunning and disturbing
Haiti does not enforce building
codes, which resulted in the mas-
sive amount of structural damage
across the island. Because he is a
helicopter pilot, many of Captain
Sikes' photos were aerial images
that documented in vivid detail
the wide-spread devastation.
He found it ironic that the
American Embassy didn't even
suffer a crack because it was built
to code, while the Haitian presi-
dential palace was destroyed.
"An estimated 200,000-
300,0000 people died in the
earthquake," said Capt.Sikes.
"Another 200,000-300,000
were injured and a million people
were left homeless."
He drew local parallels for
Rotary members to help them
visualize the literal impact of the
"Imagine every building in
Jacksonville flattened and ev-
eryone in Nassau, Baker and
Bradford Counties dead," he
said. "Add to that everyone in
Clay, Duval and Putnam coun-
ties injured and you start to get
the picture."
The main duties of his mili-
tary unit, the 377th Theater
Sustainment Command, were to
help move homeless people to
safe shelter, get food and water
supplies to distribution points,
remove rubble and to locate re-
mains of deceased Americans for
transport back to states.
Conditions in the military tent
camp where he lived were chal-
Even at night the heat was
stifling and tarantula spiders fre-
quently found their way into the
"A bite from a tarantula is a
nasty thing," he said. "You don't
die, but it's really painful."
Many countries sent aid to
His unit had to endure the
mind-splitting noise of the Rus-
sian CN-235 cargo planes landing
all through the night and almost
shaking them out of their beds
onto the ground.
"American aviation manufac-
turers have to comply with noise
reduction technology for the
planes they produce," he said.
"The Russians don't have any
noise ordinances. I can't even
begin to describe how intense the
noise was."
Most civilians don't under-
stand that a military disaster


come back to the same site again
and again they dump the new
produce directly on top of the old
rotted food.
He saw people fishing in an
inlet where the rotting corpses of
animals floated and learned that
most livestock in the country are
infected with anthrax.
Because of the extreme con-
ditions and desperation, people
- men in particular have trou-
ble controlling their behavior.
Outbreaks of violence are com-
mon. In the food and water dis-

relief effort involves contracts
- lots of contracts. The services
of private contractors had to be
arranged for such things as de-
bris removal, bus transportation
of displaced Haitians to tempo-
rary camps, the rental of the land
where the Army camps were set
up and the banks of lights used to
illuminate those camps at night.
Each contract is subject to the
Joint Acquisition Review Board
(JARB) and that task fell to Cap-
tain Sikes because of his legal
"I read JARB reviews until my
eyes bled," he said.
When not in the field, he
worked out of an ELAM, a col-
lapsible office designed for trans-
portation on a flatbed trailer with
a generator and air conditioner.
"Even in the ELAM tempera-
tures could reach 80 degrees," he
said, "but it was cooler than out-
side in the direct sun."
With the intense tempera-
tures, humidity, the dust and
scarcity of clean water, hygiene
was a challenge. People began
shaving their heads for sanitary
reasons, even women. Mosqui-
toes were bad, too.
"Malaria is a real threat in
Haiti," said Capt. Sikes. "One
soldier died from it while I was
Even before the earthquake,
wide-spread disease, poverty,
hunger and crime was the com-
mon face of Haiti. According
to Capt. Sikes, the state of the
island nation is Darwinian and
existence is a day-to- day struggle
to survive in the worst conditions
Only the strongest people
make it.
He saw things that made little
sense to him. In the markets,
people dump their produce for
sale directly on the ground, some
of which eventually rots. As they


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tribution sites
men often
elbow, shove,
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stab their way
to the head of
the lines, so
only women
are allowed
to collect the
food and wa-
.Under mil-
S itary guide-
lines, Capt.
Sikes' unit was
not authorized

"We were
there strictly
in a humani-
tarian aid
aspect which
meant we
could not in-
tervene if we
saw criminal
activity being
he would see a
woman leave
a food station with supplies, only
to be attacked and robbed of
them a short distance away.
"We couldn't do anything
about it," he said.
His happiest times were visits
to New Life Orphanage, a facility
that his church supports. Within
that small enclave, conditions
were very different. The build-
ings were clean, the children well
cared for and happy.
They also practiced a "closed
loop" system for farming and

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The Baker County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing
on Monday, June 21, 2010 at 6:00 PM or
as soon thereafter as possible to consider
for adoption the proposed ordinance
whose title hereinafter appears. The
public hearing will be held at the County
Administration Building, 55 North Third
Street, Macclenny, Florida. On the date
above-mentioned, all interested parties
may appear and be heard with respect to
the proposed ordinance which is titled as


(LRDs); AMENDING ORD. 2005-69 AS






raising livestock which kept their
food and animals free from dis-
At the orphanage were Gino,
a little boy with a severe case of
hydrocephalus (water on the
brain) and Mary, a 6-year-old girl
whose body was only as big as a
six-month old child.
These two special children
quickly claimed his heart and he
spent time with them as often as
he could.
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The Baker County Board of County Com-
missioners will hold a Public Hearing on
Monday, June 21, 2010 at 6:00 PM or as
soon thereafter as possible to consider for
adoption the proposed ordinance whose
title hereinafter appears. The public hear-
ing will be held at the County Adminis-
tration Building, 55 North Third Street,
Macclenny, Florida. On the date above-


all interested parties may

appear and be heard with respect to the
proposed ordinance which is titled as fol-


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Thursday, Tune 10, 2010
of Haiti will take a long time.
Capt. Sikes expressed his con-
cern for all the displaced Haitians
now living in camps and make-
shift shelters on hills and river
beds. Since nearly all trees were
long ago cut down and sold, most
of the island is desert and the po-
tential for flooding and erosion
"It's projected that another
loo,ooo people could die in the
floods during the 2010 hurricane
season," he said.

Captain Dan Sikes with a child at New Life Orphanage.




JUNE 10, 2010

Birth announcements, wedding notices and social events (military service notes and school graduations) must By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our office located at 104 S. Fifth Street,
be submitted within four weeks of the event. All news and advertising must be submitted to the newspaper
office prior to 5:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to publication, unless otherwise noted or arranged. It is requested Macclenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063.
that all news items be typed or emailed to insure accuracy in print. We are available online at

Married May 8
Brittany Alford of Macclen-
ny and Russell Clark of Baxley,
Georgia, along with their par-
ents, are pleased to announce
their marriage on May 8 at the
Mathis House.
After enjoying a honeymoon
in Orlando, the couple now re-
sides in Macclenny

June 12 vows
Tommy and Becky Nix of
Glen St. Mary are pleased to
announce the upcoming mar-
riage of daughter Taylor Nix of
Tallahassee to Eddie Hatch of
Tallahassee. Eddie is the son of
Chuck and Amby Hatch of Bran-
The wedding will take place
June 12 at 6:00 pm at South-
wood Plantation in Tallahassee.
After honeymooning in Playa
del Carmen, Mexico, the couple
will reside in Tallahassee.

Combs reunion
The 14th annual Combs re-
union will be Saturday, June 12
at the Baker County Ag Center in
Macclenny. Activities will start at
10:00 am. Lunch will be served at
12:30 pm.
Please call Barbara Croft at
386-752-7352 or Margie Croft at

Summer wedding
Bruce and Ruth Clough of
Baldwin are proud to announce
the upcoming marriage of son
Bruce Clough Jr. of Baldwin to
Lisa Daniels of Macclenny. Lisa
is the daughter of June Sykes of
Jacksonville Beach.
A summer wedding is plan-

Ms. Ford Mr. Barton

Vows June 19
Gary and Rebecca Long of
Alachua are pleased to an-
nounce the upcoming marriage
of daughter Jennifer Lee Ford of
Alachua to Jamie Lee Barton of
Macclenny. Jamie is the son of
Michael and Mellissa Harris of
Family and friends are invit-
ed to Clifton and June Barton's
house at 3:00 pm on June 19 to
witness the union of this cou-
After enjoying a honeymoon
in St. Augustine, the couple will
reside in Lake Butler.

Davis reunion
The descendants and friends
of Josie Lee and Mary Davis will
have their reunion June 13 at
Lake Butler Community Center.
Lunch will be served at 1:30 pm.
Call 259-2520 for information or

Many thanks
First we want to thank the
Lord for Kevin still being with us
today. We would like to thank ev-
eryone for all your prayers, sup-
port, phone calls and cards. For
coming to the hospital to sit with
us and visit Kevin during his stay.
He is doing well and has returned
to work.

Birthday party
The children of Jessie Lucas
of Macclenny invite everyone to
a birthday party in her honor on
June 13 at First Baptist Church of
Macclennyfrom 3:00-5:00 pm.
Miss Jessie will be turning 85
years young this year. Your pres-
ence will be your gift; she asks for
nothing else.

Sincere thanks
I want to thank each and ev-
eryone who prayed for me and
those who came and stood by my
bedside during my darkest hour. I
will always be humble and grate-
I pray that God's richest bless-
ings will be with you always.
Reunion deadline
If you plan on attending the
Baker County Class of 1990
Reunion your absolute last
deadline for payment is Friday,
June 11.
If you have not paid and
are planning to attend, please
contact Jamey Hodges at
American Enterprise Bank of
Florida at 259-6003.





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Seed spitting marks end of school
Four classes at the Pre-K/Kindergarten Center celebrated June 3 the closing of the school year with a hotdog cookout
party and the unique tradition pictured above spitting watermelon seeds. Shown above from left are kindergarten
teacher Joy Thrift, kindergartners Camron Givens and Jamarian Sciven, Pre-K/Kindergarten Center principal Debbie Fra-
ser and Hance Sweat, also in kindergarten.

Natalie Paul
Gets law degree
Natalie Darling Paul received
a law degree from Southern
Methodist University on May 15.
Natalie, formerly of Macclenny,
husband Robert and daughter
Chloe live in McKinney, Texas
and she works with a corporate
law firm in Dallas, Texas.
Among those attending her
graduation were grandmother
Nettie Ruth Rhoden, aunts Kathy
Starling and Faye Adcock, uncle
Kenneth Adcock, her dad and
Natalie is the daughter of the
late Janice Darling Magazu and
George Darling of Alabama.

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Gordon and Marcheta Crews are proud to announce the graduation of their
daughters, Jessica Crews Roberts and Kassie Danielle Crews on April 30.
Jessica graduated with honors with a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from
the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She graduated from Baker
County High School in 2004 and Lake City Community College in 2006.
Upon becoming a licensed Pharmacist she will be taking a pharmacy prac-
tice residency at the Lake City VA Medical Center.
Kassie graduated from University of North Florida with a Bachelors of Sci-
ence in Nursing. She graduated from Baker County High School in 2006
and Florida Community College of Jacksonville in 2008. Kassie is a regis-
tered nurse and is employed at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital.




JUNE 10, 2010

Obituaries must be submitted in a timely fashion and have a local connection. Pictures are printed with By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our office located at 104 S. Fifth Street,
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Deborah Eddins, E.J. Paige, 85,
61, of Glen dies of Sanderson

Deborah Renee Eddins, 61,
of Glen St. Mary died June 1,
2010. She
was born
in Jackson-
ville to the
late William
and Jewell
Joyce Smith
on August
11, 1948.
She was a
resident Deborah Eddins
of Baker
County since 2007 after moving
from Jacksonville.
Deborah enjoyed playing
Bingo, listening to music, at-
tending the Bluegrass Festival
and was an Elvis fan. She was
predeceased by former husband
Jerry Morris.
Survivors include son Sean L.
Morris of Glen St. Mary; broth-
ers Ricky and Mark Smith, both
of Middleburg; sisters Jann
Heath of Orange Park, Pennie
Bertram of Lake City and Lori
Leino of Middleburg.
A graveside service was held
June 7 at 2:00 pm at Macedo-
nia Cemetery in Macclenny with
Chaplain Suzanne Cole Wages
officiating. Ferreira Funeral Ser-
vices was in charge of arrange-

Heather Lee, 32,
lifelong resident
Heather Michelle Jordan Lee,
32, of Macclenny died Thurs-
day, June 3, 2010 at her home.
She was born in Gainesville and
was a lifelong resident of Baker
Heather previously worked
for the Mariner Nursing Home
in Macclenny, attended the Bak-
er County public schools and
enjoyed spending time with her
friends and family.
Survivors include her sons
James Calvin Jordan and Mi-
chael Thomas Jordan, both of
Macclenny; daughter Courtney
Elizabeth Jordan of Macclenny;
mother Mary Jordan Colling-
wood of Sanderson; brothers
James Collingwood of Sand-
erson, Robert Collingwood of
Macclenny; sister Jamie Jordan
of Lake Butler; one uncle; one
aunt; three nephews; numerous
cousins and extended family.
A graveside memorial service
was held June 9 at lo:oo am at
Macedonia Cemetery with Rev.
David Thomas officiating. Inter-
ment followed. Guerry Funeral
Home was in charge of arrange-

The Road
to Calvary
Corner of Madison & Stoddard
Glen St. Mary
Rev. Tommy & Doris Anderson
Youth Director Margie Howard
Phone: 904-259-2213
Sunday School:............ 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Service .... 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Service ..... 6:00 pm
'Wednesday Night.......... 7:30 pm

E.J. Paige, 85, of Sanderson
died June 1, 2010. He was born
in Sanderson to Henry Paige, Sr.
and Estella Blue Paige on June
27, 1924. He was a lifelong resi-
dent of Baker County and retired
in 1986 from North Florida State
Hospital after 27 years of service
as a cook. He was also employed
for 14 years at Hercules Power
Company and Dinkins Ford Mo-
tor Company for six years. E.J.
enjoyed fishing.
Survivors include wife Bob-
bie Lee Paige of Sanderson; chil-
dren Joe Paige, Satchel Paige,
Diane Paige, Jerrell Paige and
Carolyn Paige, all of Sanderson,
Levonia Paige of Raiford; god-
son Joe Eddy Givens of Marga-
retta; goddaughter Jo Ann Pe-
terson of Sanderson; brothers
Vernon Paige, Henry Paige Jr.,
Morvis Paige and Charles Jef-
ferson, all of Sanderson; sisters
Mattie Lee Givens, Mary Alice
Jefferson, Earnestina Givens,
all of Sanderson and Flossie
McGuire of Lake City; special
caregiver Thelma Ford of Sand-
erson; six grandchildren and 7
great grandchildren.
A graveside service was held
Tuesday, June 8 at 2:00 pm at
Quitman Cemetery in Sander-
son with Elder Joe Ruise offici-
ating. Ferreira Funeral Services
was in charge of arrangements.

573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am -11:00 am
Worship Services
11:00 am
Wed. Bible Study
7:30 pm
., Minister
Sam F. Kitching

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

Timothy Stewart,
33, dies June 5th
Timothy "Boogerman" El-
lis Stewart, 33, of Fort White
died June
5, 2010. He
was born
in Alachua
County to
Ferrell Tim-
othy Stew-
art and the
late Bon-
nie Jean
Stewart on
December Timothy Stewart
18, 1976.
He was a life-long resident of
Baker County and worked as a
landscaper for Robinson Land-
scaping. He loved fishing and
playing his harmonica.
Survivors include wife Kar-
en E. Stewart; father Ferrell
(Christy) Stewart; stepchildren
Christian Norton and Ronald
Harrell; maternal grandmother
Lucille Harris; brothers Neil
(Tara) Stewart, Steven (Jamie)
Stewart, Ferrell Stewart Jr.;
sisters Marsha (Paul) Stewart,
Tabitha (Garrett) Stewart; step-
sisters Chrissy Melton and Nikki
Melton; numerous aunts, uncles,
cousins; 17 nieces and nephews,
all from Baker County.
The funeral service will be
held June to at 11:oo am at Glen
Friendship Tabernacle Church
in Glen St. Mary with Pastor Al-
bert Starling officiating. Inter-
ment will follow in Manntown
Cemetery in Glen. An account
has been opened at VyStar under
the name of Timothy's father,
Ferrell Stewart, for any dona-
tions towards funeral expenses.
Ferreira Funeral Services was in
charge of arrangements.


Intersection of CR 125 & 250 in
Taylor.. 259-8353
Sunday school: 10:00 am
Sunday service: 11:00 am
Wednesday Night Bible
Study: 6:30 pm
Family style dinner 1st Sunday of
the month following service
A4 church alive is worth the drive!'

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

23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Children's Church 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J. C. Lauramore welcomes all

Gertrude Simmons,
84, dies June 7th
Gertrude Simmons, 84, of
Sanderson died June 7, 2010 at
her residence following an ex-
tended illness. Mrs. Simmons
was a native of Holmes County,
Florida and was the daughter of
Ary and Nancy Bryant McLean.
She was a resident of Baker
County for the past 60 years,
and a member of Christian Fel-
lowship Temple Church. She
was preceded in death by hus-
band of 46 years, Jack Simmons
and daughter Nancy Mosely.
Survivors include daughter
Patricia (Terrell) Godwin of
Taylor; sons Willie (Theresia)
Simmons of Glen, Leslie (Doro-
thy) Simmons, Mack (Carol)
Simmons and Jimmy Simmons,
all of Sanderson, and Donnie
Simmons of Macclenny; sisters
Geraldine Brantley and Lizzie
Lloyd, both of Taylor; broth-
ers Jim McLean of Cross City,
Florida, Franklin McLean of
Bryceville and Hartley McLean
of Macclenny; 12 grandchildren
and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral service for Mrs.
Simmons will be held June to
at lo:oo am at the Christian Fel-
lowship Temple with the Revs.
David Thomas and Timmy
Thomas officiating. Interment
will follow at Taylor Cemetery.
The family will receive friends
one hour prior to the service.
Guerry Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.

Glen St. Mary

St. James Episcopal Church

Minnesota Ave. & 5th Street

/ Sunday Worship
5:30 pm
Paul Smith, Vicar 259-9198


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Nancy Wright,
73, of Raiford
Nancy W. Wright, 73, of Rai-
ford, died suddenly on May 20,
2010 at Haven Hospice Care
Center in Lake City. Nancy was
born in Baltimore, Maryland on
February 25, 1937 to David Wil-
son and Mary Davis. She was
a retired public servant. who
loved life and loved people and
she will be loved and missed by
Survivors include children
Cora Wright of Raiford, Ray
Eddy of Fairbanks, Alaska, Re-
becca Espinosa of Orlando; 15
A memorial was held at her
home with family and friends.
ICS Cremation and Funeral
Home of Lake City was in charge
of arrangements.

In Loving Memory
Barbara Ann Rhoden
4/06/1930 6/08/200 7
Wife, Mama and Nana
It has been threeyears since theLord
called you home. We know you are
in a betterplace, but we missyou
so much;your beautifulface, smile,
your voice and especially the hugs
and kisses until we meet again!

Fund raiser
Vineyard of Love ministries
will be selling fried pork skins,
boiled peanuts and bottled waters
June 12th beginning at 9:oo am
at Advanced Auto Parts. Proceeds
will go toward the church's build-
ing fund.

We publish obituaries
& pictures FREE!

Mt. Zion N.C.
Methodist Church
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

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

In Loving Memory
William Odis
Yarborough III
06/25/1985 11/05/200 7
Anotheryeargone by withoutyou
Westillfind it hard to hold back
We have many pictures and memo-
ries ofyou,
But without the real thing, itjust
We missyour smile, we miss your
We would do anything to have you
One day God will help us see,
The reasons why these things must
The way they are without you here,
Until that time it'll stay unclear.
We live our lives day in, day out
Knowing that you watch our route.
God's loving hands will keepyou
Until the day our souls are reborn.
Happy 25th Birthday Bubba!
I love andmissyou.

Senior Pastor
David Thomas


Mrs. Combs visits campus

building named after her
Anne Combs of Macclenny (center) was on hand with family members recently
to tour the recently renovated Building 17 on the Lake City Community College
campus named after her. Mrs. Combs was the first female member of the Board
of Trustees at the then-junior college, appointed in 1962 and serving 18 years.
The Combs Building now houses a testing center, disability services office and
the anatomy and physiology lab. She is pictured with (from left) granddaugh-
ter Shanna, daughter-in-law Sue, a nursing graduate of LCCC, son Mike and
grandson Seann. Both of Mrs. Combs'sons are also graduates of LCCC.

Revival June 13-16
New River NC Methodist
church will host a revival Sun-
day, June 13 through Wednes-
day, June 16. Sunday service will
begin at 6:00 pm, and Monday
through Wednesday will begin at
7:30 pm.
On Sunday, June 20, the
church will celebrate homecom-
ing, with lunch immediately after
the service.
Everyone is invited to come.
E, The church is located in Union
[E County on CR 125. Call 386-431-
1536 for directions.



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

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

Assocate Pastor
Tim Thomas


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

Youth Pastor
Gary Crummey

Gospel sing
Dinkins NCM Churchis having
a gospel sing featuring Southern
Joy on June 12 at 7:00 pm.
Refreshments will be served
afterwards. Everyone is invited.

CR 127 N. of Sanderson
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Service 11:00 am
Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm
Wed. Night Service 7:S 0 pm
Pastor Allen Crews
Assistant Pastor Timothy Alford
Youth Pastor Brian Poole

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

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WJXR Radio Service Sunday. ....8:30 am
Morning Worship Service. ...... 10:30 am
Children's Church ............. 11:30 am
Evangelistic ................... 6:00 pm
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90 & Lowder
Plates are $8.00, and includes:
Chicken, two sides, dessert & drink

Proceeds going to send
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Sanderson Christian Revival Center
will be welcoming a new Pastor
on Sunday, June 13, 2010.

Rev. Harold Finley

Bro. Finley and his family have lived here for the past 31
years. His wife, Dorothy, is a Baker County native.
Bro. Harold, Sis. Dorothy and their children and families
will be here to greet everyone Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m.
Please come celebrate our new pastor and his family.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m. I Sunday Morning 11:00 a.m.
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Moving sale, dining set six chairs,
hutch, serving cart and full china set
$600. Living room beige couch, two
rust recliners, 32" TV, 19" TV, $600. All
in excellent condition. Phone 259-2728
or 307-4892. 6/10p
Bowflex Extreme, one year old $500.
904-708-2643. 6/3-6/10p
1 gallon blueberry plants $2 up. Mus-
cadine grapes $1.50 up. Pomegranates,
fruit trees apple, pear, plum, pecan, fig.
Thornless black berries at low prices. Del
available 904-845-2686 Hilliard.
Washer and dryer, upright piano, queen
size bed including mattress and box
springs. 553-3379. 6/10-6/17p
Got roaches? Buy Harris Famous Roach
Tablets or Powder. Eliminates roaches or
your money back, guaranteed. Available
at Bennett's Feed. 10/15tfc
Bankruptcies, divorce, wills and any
other court documents prepared, no-
tary service. Call John Swanson at 257-
9033. 6/10p
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
Canvases, drawing pads and much
more! On sale now. The Office Mart, 110
S. Fifth Street, 259-3737. tfc
2004 Wildcat made by Forest River, 30'
fifth wheel, non smoker, no pets, super
slice, full bath, bunkhouse, private mas-
ter bedroom with queen bed, garage
kept, very clean, in excellent condition,.
$17,000. Moniac. 912-843-2194.
Sweet corn for sale. Derek Harvey 259-
5828. 6/3-6/10p
Golf cart, club car carry all II, 48 volt,
new batteries, dumpbed, lift kit, new
tires, $2600. 591-2640. 5/20tfc
Amana side-by-side 26.5 cubic foot
refrigerator $300. CVA Optima Pro 50
caliber rifle $225. Four Nicon 265R,
good tread $40 each. 653-1403. 6/10p
Daylilies blooming, Sands Daylily Farm
6698 Sands Dale Road. Lowder Street
North to Bob Kirkland Road, left to sign.
259-6891. 5/27-6/17c
29' Holiday Rambler Aluma Lite camper,
pull behind, great condition, must see to
appreciate. $6000. 904-334-4907.6/10p
Taking orders, fresh vegetables, peas,
corn, okra. Sands Farm 259-6891, 303-
1501. 6/10-7/15p
Moving sale, king size bed, three full size
beds, one bedroom suite, sectional sofa
with recline, lots more not listed here. If
interested call Nikki 904-434-0755.
Plant sale, Saturday only, 9:00 am-1:00
pm across from Richard's Meat Market.
Final sale of season. Lots of bargains.
Dept. of Ag #4800569. The Plant La-
dies. 6/10p

1994 BMW 3181 four cylinder, blown
head gasket $1500. 904-759-1600.
2006 Buick Lacrosse CX, power win-
dows/locks, cruise, CD, AC, leather in-
terior this unit is clean in side and out,
$11,854. Call today 904-422-3633.
2008 Jeep Wrangler 4x4, low miles,
off-road tires with alloy wheels, power
eindows/locks, cruise, Sirius radio $21,
954. Call Today 904-422-3633. 6/10c
2010 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT, low miles,
yellow/black rally stripes, loaded, sun-
roof, only one at this price $25,595. Call
today 904-422-3633. 6/10c
2009 Chevrolet Impala LT, automatic,
AC, alloys, CD, one left at this price
$15,954. Call today 904-422-3633.
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LT, automatic,
power package, tilt, cruise, keyless, two
to choose from. As low as $11,554. Call
today 904-422-3633. 6/10c

2007 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab Z71
4x4, won't last $11,954. Call today. 904-
422-3633. 6/10c
2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS, 38,000
miles. Power windows/locks, keyless,
only $10,554. Call today 904-422-3633.
2009 Chevrolet Avalanche LTX 4x4,
12,000 miles, loaded full power, naviga-
tion, DVD, sunroof, alloys, save thou-
sands. Call today 904-422-3633. 6/10c
2006 Ford F150 SuperCrew XLT, low
miles, V8, AC, CD, alloy wheels, keyless
remote, bedliner, only $16,954. Call to-
day 904-422-3633. 6/10Oc
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, nice
Jeep with power windows/locks, CD,
power seat, keyless remote, tow pack-

age, $10,954. Call today 904-422-3633.
6/1 Oc
Babysitting in my home, any hours, all
ages, references available. Also, David's
Bridal wedding dress size 14. 904-838-
2287. 6/10-6/24p
Fly-in swap meet, renegade squadron in
Lake City. Food concessions, restrooms,
electricity, no landing fees. All welcome.
June 12, gates open 7:30 -till. Contact:
Dan 386-984-1063 more information.
AMA charter 4951. Address 1004 SW
Wendy Terrace. 5/27-6/1 Op
Enjoy working outdoors? Like to earn a
good income? Consider welding at Lake
City Community College. Enroll now for
day, night or Saturday classes. Financial
aid available. No high school diploma
or GED required. Call 386-754-4214 for
details. 6/3-6/24c
Enjoy doing repairs? Like to earn a good
income and/or start your own business?
Consider Heating/AC or commercial
refrigeration at Lake City Community
College. Enroll nowfor day, night or Sat-
urday classes. Classes begin August 23,
Financial aid available. No High school
diploma required. Call 386-754-4214 for
details. 6/3-6/24c
Professional cleaning, home, office or
move outs. Before and after party ser-
vices available. Highly referred. Licensed
and insured. Melissa or Jacqueline. 904-
259-5260, 904-259-1468. 5/20-6/10p

Free Chihuahuas, four year old female,
12 week old male. 904-210-8357.6/10p
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc

White envelope, with great value. If
found call 259-6063. Will give key word
for envelope description. Reward. 6/10p
Bango bracelet, lost sometime Sunday
at either Walmart, Walgreens or Chris-
tian Fellowship Temple. If found please
call 748-0018, 303-3779. 6/10p

Trail Ridge Hunting Club, located north
of US 90 between Macclenny and Bald-
win, 7,853 acres for still-hunting and
dog-hunting. Whitetail deer, turkey and
small game are present. 904-608-3281,
259-4368. 5/20-6/13p

Enjoy working outdoors? Like to earn a
good income? Consider welding at Lake
City Community College. Enroll now for
day, night or Saturday classes. Financial
aid available. No high school diploma
or GED required. Call 386-754-4214 for
details. 6/3-6/24c
Enjoy doing repairs? Like to earn a good
income and/or start your own business?
Consider Heating/AC or commercial
refrigeration at Lake City Community
College. Enroll nowfor day, night or Sat-
urday classes. Classes begin August 23,
Financial aid available. No High school
diploma required. Call 386-754-4214 for
details. 6/3-6/24c

Notice to readers:
The newspaper often publishes clas-
sified advertising on subjects like
work-at-home, weight loss products,
health products. While the newspaper
uses reasonable discretion in deciding
on publication of such ads, it takes no
responsibility as to the truthfulness of
claims. Respondents should use caution
and common sense before sending any
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demand specifics in writing. You can also
call the Federal Trade Commission at 1-
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fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it
sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- The Baker County Press
Successful real estate firm seeks pro-
fessional, energetic, full-time sales asso-
ciates. New licensees welcome. Collins
Realty Group, Inc. 904-259-7039.
Heavy duty diesel mechanic needed,
Travel Centers of America, Baldwin loca-
tion, 1024 US 301 South. Driver's license
required. Please apply to Mark Holmes,
Shop Manager. 904-266-4281, ext. 22.
Enjoy working outdoors? Like to earn a
good income? Consider welding at Lake
City Community College. Enroll now for
day, night or Saturday classes. Financial

aid available. No high school diploma
or GED required. Call 386-754-4214 for
details. 6/3-6/24c
Enjoy doing repairs? Like to earn a good
income and/or start your own business?
Consider Heating/AC or commercial
refrigeration at Lake City Community
College. Enroll nowfor day, night or Sat-
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Financial aid available. No High school
diploma required. Call 386-754-4214 for
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Building/mobile home lot acre
$7900. Eric Raulerson Construction.
483-8742. 4/29tfc

2005 Fleetwood doublewide, 2100 SF,
4BR, 2 BA, fireplace, two decks, very
nice, ready to move in. On city lot in
Macclenny, $89,500 OBO. 904-226-
3064,904-259-5383. 6/10-6/17p
3 BR, 2 BA home has two-car car port,
large den. On ten acres fenced and
cross fenced, lots of oak trees, many
extras, $225,000. Only nine miles from
city limits. Serious inquires. 259-7968
or 904-697-7258. 6/10Oc
One acre lot, Macclenny II, reduced.
904-234-3437. 5/27-6/10p
One acre in Cuyler with well, septic and
power pole. Has old 2 BR mobile home
in need of repair or moved foryour new
home, $29,500 OBO. Motivated to sell,
call with your offer. 904-226-3064,
904-259-5383. 6/10-6/17p
10 acres of land with triple wide
$165,000. 904-275-3522. 6/10c
3 acres, high and dry, fish pond,
homes or mobile homes, set-up includ-
ed, owner financing. 912-843-8118.
3 BR, 2 BA brick house, approximately
2286 SF on 3+ acres, hardwood cabi-
nets, mature fruit trees, workshop with
electricity. Seller motivated, call for
price. Connie Hankey Vanguard Realty.
904-708-5204. 6/3-6/24p

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000 Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?,
S 13117 Dell Rose Lane. Go north on 125 just
0 past Bob Burnsed Road. New decor, business
clothes, lots of things new and used, good
prices. Come on by.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8:30 am-?, US
90 and First Street. Three family
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am-8:00 pm,
11704 E. Confederate Drive, Hills of Glen. Ladies vanity, end
tables, deep freezer, Nascar memorabilia, living room chairs,
too much to mention. Everything in good shape. Walk through
house. 344-0213.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, 567 Timberlane Drive.
Lots of great stuff. Entertainment center, CDs, mirror, printer,
DVDs, household and decorative items, clothes. Two family
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 8630 South Ben Rowe Circle.
Moving sale, misc. items.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 1174 Copper Creek Drive.
Household items, adult and children's clothes and more.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm, Past Mormon church
on 228 toward 1-10, first road left. Tackle boxes, rods and reels,
much more. Tom Covington.
Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, 5454 Huckleberry Court. Girls size 8-
12, boys size 18 month 2T, women's and men's, household
Saturday, 8:00 am ?, 228 South on left Barber Brothers
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 3604 S. Canal Road, Macclenny. Antique
piano $800, oak roll top desk $700. 608-2925.
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 5966 JB Hines Road. Moving sale, inside.
Full size bed, entertainment center, clothes, toys, shoes, house-
hold items, Little Tyke outside toys, much, much more.
Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, 4710 Maple Street, Macclenny.
Furniture, kids clothes, baby stroller, toys, lots of household
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 14368 Tim Rhoden Road. Washer and
dryer, sofa, full mattress and box springs, entertainment center,
swivel rockers, dining table with six chairs, etc. everything must
go, great prices. 259-2039.
Saturday, 8:00 am-3:00 pm, Big indoor yard sale, rain or shine
at the Council on Aging, 101 E. Macclenny Ave. Lots of interest-
ing items and nice clothes at low-low prices. We will be having a
bake sale also. Any donations are appreciated. See you there.
Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, 633 Fox Run Circle, Macclenny. Mutli
Saturday, 9:00 am-noon, 5529 CR 23C. Moving sale
June 18 and 19, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, 16038 Stokes Road off
Steelbridge Road. Baty yard sale. Kids clothes and lots more.

34 acres of land, well, septic, horse barn,
utility barn, ponds, Oaktrees, completely
fenced with big nice aluminum gates.
$175,000. Serious inquiries only. 697-
7258, 275-3522. 6/10c
1.63 acres with 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide
open floor plan, very nice location, needs
a little TLC, $79,000, make me an offer.
Possible owner finance with 15% down.
904-259-3763. 6/3-6/24p
Doublewide with central H/A, located
in Georgia Bend on approximately four
acres, pond and barn, $62,000. Rick
904-259-6101. 6/10p
2 BR, 1 BA house; 2 BR, 2 BAtrailer both
with central H/A on 1.5 acres, $40,000.
Call Rick 904-259-6101. 6/10p

3 BR, 1 BA house in Sanderson on 1/2
acre, $585/month plus first months rent
and deposit. 318-9019. 6/10-6/17p
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home $125 weekly,
no deposit. 904-910-5434, Nextel beep
160*132311*2. 6/10c
2 BR, 11/2 BA, $300 deposit, $580/month
259-2787. 6/10-6/17p
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home in Glen, $300
deposit, $550/month, garbage pick-up,
lawn maintenance. Service animals only.
259-2880, leave message on answering
machine. 6/3-6/10p
3 BR, 1 BA house, large city lot, quiet
neighborhood, no smoking, service
animals only, $775/month. 259-8444.

3 BR, 2 BA house, very nice, in Macclen-
ny city limits. Jacuzzi, privacy fence and
patio. Very nice neighborhood, $1000/
month $500 security deposit. Please call
904-608-6456. 6/10-6/17p
3 BR, 2 BA brick home, 18 month lease,
$900/month, $800 deposit. No smoking.
714 Long Drive. 259-9797. 6/10tfc
3 BR, 1 BA home on fenced city lot,
washer and dryer, $750/month, $500
deposit. 813-5558. 6/3-6/1 Op
3 BR, 2 BA new house on St. Mary's Riv-
er, $1500/month, first last and deposit.
259-6528. 6/10p
2 or 3 BR mobile home for rent on
acre. Service animals only, garbage
pickup, sewer, water and lawn mainte-
nance provided, rent $385-$550, family
neighborhood. 912-843-8118; 904-699-
8637. 10/29tfc
Share new house in city limits, $395/
month, includes hi-speed, electric and
cable. 735-4304. 6/3-6/1 Op
2 BR, 1 BA apartment, quiet neighbor-
hood, $550/month, no smoking, service
animals only. 259-8444. 6/10tfc
Like new, 3 BR, 2 BA trailer, new front
and rear porch $700/month, $600 de-
posit. Cedar Creek Drive, Sanderson.
904-251-4130. 6/10-6/17p
3 BR, 2 BA brick house, $775/month,
first, last and deposit. 259-9022.
3 BR, 2 BA, very nice, 15 minutes from
Macclenny on SR 121. Free garbage pick
up, water and lawn service, $800/month,
$350 security deposit. Service animals
only. Please call 904-796-0621.

Macclenny Realty, Inc.
533 S. 6th St. Macclenny 259-7709
Wayne Combs, Lic. Real Estate Broker-~ Cell. 338-4528
Anne Kitching, Realtor ~ Cell. 892-8064
Gary Taylor, Realtor ~ Cell. 568-4800

UU / 4 LIK, z LA I // Sf home in lac-
clenny II close to I-10 on 1 acre. Open
living room, large master with separate
shower and whirlpool tub, separate laundry
with additional closet space, screened back
porch. $228,900

3 BR, 2 BA 2286SFhouse
built in 1976 with many
upgrades. Beautifully main-
tained with some tile. Large
yard with workshop, garage,
carport, storage building and
potting shed. New roof, a/c
and pump. See to appreciate.
High and dry 7.5 acres for
you to build your dreamhome
on or put a mobile home.
Worth the ride! $64,900
1 acre lot with trees. High
& Dry! In Hunter's Ridge.

River front cabin. Private, secluded, very
quiet and overlooking the beautiful St.
Marys River A must see for a vacation
home, close to home on 2 acres! $129,900

Secluded 10 acres located
minutes from 1-10. The per
fect location for your new
home. Lots of wildlife and 12-
15 yr old planted pines. Hors-
es welcome. Owner financing
available $84,900
Beautiful 7.33 acre lot with
mature oaks and nice pasture.
Sellerwill divide. $120,000
Great location for retail
business 1404 SF build-
ing currently used as a car
lot. No sign on property
Zoned commercial general.

Updated old style house
with new wiring ad panel
box, tile with 5 rooms
lus bath. Perfect for of
ces Zoned commercial.
Excellent business location.
Fourlots total 1.20 acres with
approx 320 Ft. Hwy 121
frontage. $419,000
Great location for future
development. 5 acres zoned
commercial general or PUD.
Excellent corner for busi
ness..92 acre located on US
Hwy 90 zoned commercial
general. $219,900

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1 BR house and 3 BR doublewide. 904-
275-2136. 6/10p
Homes and mobile homes for rent from
$750-850 monthly. 259-2255 or 813-
1580. 11/13tfc
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home in city, $485/
month, $350 deposit. 259-5126. 6/10p
3 BR, 1 BA house in the country. Service
animals only, $600/month, $500 deposit.
Call 923-2191. 5/27-6/17p
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service
animals only, $500-$575 plus deposit.
904-860-4604. 3/17tfc
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide, $800 deposit,
$700/month. 904-259-8269.6/10-6/17p
Mobile homes for rent from $475 to
$525, garbage, water, sewage and lawn
care included. 904-219-2690, 912-843-
8165. 1/14tfc
3 BR, 1 BA brick home in city limits, nice
fenced backyard, $800/month, $500 de-
posit. 703-6937 or 228-1817. 6/1 Op
6 BR, 41 BA, new construction, 3000 SF,
two story in city limits, no smoking, ser-
vice animals only, $1500. 904-233-0980.
6/10 p
2 BR, 1 BA singlewide, washer/dryer
hook-up, $500/month plus deposit. 653-
2157 or 314-4762. 6/3-6/17p
Rent to own, 1 BR house in Cuyler $425/
month on one acre of land, private fish
pond. Askfor Frank West. 259-7389.
2 BR 1 BA singlewide with a large room,
$500/month, $300 deposit. Located in
the country with a big yard. 275-2251
after 5:00 pm. 6/10-6/17p
2 BR, 1 BA house in Macclenny $695/
month, $400 deposit. 904-401-0494.
6/1 Op
Quiet and peaceful, 3 BR, 2 BA double-
wide mobile home on 2 acres in Glen
St. Mary, $800/month, $500 deposit. Call
Bruce 838-3130. 6/1O0p
14x60, good condition, air conditioned
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home $175/weekly,
no deposit. 904-910-5434, Nextel beep
160*132311*2. 6/10c
3 BR, 2 BA singlewide on 2.6 acres, $750/
month. Call 259-5149 between 8:00 am -
6:00 pm Monday-Friday for more details.
3 BR, 1/ BA block home in Baldwin,
$725/month. 786-1336. 6/1 Op

Smoky Mountain cabin, with trout stream
near Cherokee, Maggie Valley, Gatlinburg,
Pigeon Forge and Dollywood, $350/week.
386-752-0013. 5/13-7/1 p

Commercial space for lease with office,
lobby and outside display area at Coun-
try Federal Credit Union Glen Branch on
US-90 in Glen St. Mary. Contact Brian
Yarbrough at 759-5734 for details.4/29tfc
Commercial office space, highway 90
next to City Hall. Must see showroom,
$600/month plus deposit. Call for details.
408-1392,509-7246. 6/10-6/17p

Office space, 500 SF, Macclenny Av-
enue, $450 rent, $450 deposit. 259-6546.
Large commercial rental space, ap-
proximately 650 SF in Glen St. Mary
$500/month plus tax, $250/deposit. 259-
2707. 5/20-6/13c
Commercial building, three bay doors on
acre fenced in on US 90, Macclenny,
$700/month plus $500 deposit. 904-226-
3064, 904-259-5383. 6/10-6/17p

Limited time, special government loan
program for first time home buyers if you
own land or have family land. 2 years job
time. Call for immediate qualification. 772-
8031. 6/10-7/8c
Used homes, The all new 13th Street
Homes, 2000 fleet 28x64, 4 BR, 2 BA
$29,995. Call 386-418-0424. Six miles
south on 441, Alachua, FL. 6/3-6/24c
Like new, 2 BR singlewide mobile home,
great shape, includes complete set-up,
$14,900. Call Jared. 904-259-4663. 6/3-6/24c
Factory repo, 32x80 4 BR, 2 BA $5000
below invoice. Call John T. 386-344-
5234. 6/3-6/24c
2011 doublewide delivered and set-up
only $29,995. The all new 13th Street
Home Sales, Alachua, FL. Call 386-418-
0424. 6/3-6/24c
Doublewide starter home, starting at
$35,000. 1360 SF with lots of extras. Call
(904) 504-3986for details. 5/13-5/27c
Only one left, 32 wide, $96,900 delivered.
772-8031. 6/10-7/8c
Huge 32x80, 4 BR, free set-up with brand
new A/C, $59,000. Call Jared at 904-259-
201016x80 3 BR, 2 BA $35,900 delivered.
Only two left in stock. 772-8031.
Limited time only, we will pay off your
land and get you a new home. 772-8031.
Must see, 28x56 3 BR, 2 BA, living room
and den for only $15,900. Call John T.
386-344-5234. 6/3-6/24c
2008 used 28x80, 4 BR, 2 BA, A/C, skirting
included, delivered and set-up $59,995.
$4,000 furniture package included. Call
386-418-0424. 6/3-6/24c


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must go. Let's deal 866-605-7255.
16x66 2 BR, 2 BA with fireplace and huge
rooms, only $12,500. Call John T. 386-
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Krista Smith lands

Sumter scholarship

Lady Wildcat shortstop and
second baseman Krista Smith
landed a full scholarship to Lake
Sumter Community College, it
was announced last week in a
ceremony at the gym. The hard-
hitting senior played filled in at
shortstop after the injury to Ash-
ley Holton and also was an out-
standing second baseman.
Coach Jamie Rodgers was en-
thusiastic in his praise of Smith.
"She is my most dependable
player," said Rodgers. "She's in
the lineup every day and always
works hard.
As well as being an outstand-
ing fielder, Smith hits the ball
hard. Her .333 average was one
behind the team lead. She had 28
RBIs and her four home runs led
the team this season.
Rodgers thinks her chances of
playing in her first season with
the Lakers is very good.
She absolutely has a chance
to play," said Rodgers. "She can
play all of the positions on the
field wherever they put her."
Smith joins Caitlin Griffis at
the Leesburg, FL school.
The scholarship announce-
ment came during an awards cer-
emony on June 3, during which
Coach Rodgers handed over the
reins of the team to his replace-

Krista Smith
ment Franklin Griffis.
Also selected among the team
standouts this spring was Britta-
nyAlford with the Coach's Award
and Cami Craig, the defensive
player of the year.
Ms. Smith and Shelby Gato
shared the honors as offensive
players of the year. Ms. Holton
won the Leadership Award. She
spent much of the season nursing
an injury, but came back to lead
the team in the playoffs.

Selig should have reversed bad call

I did not have
the misfortune A
of watching Ara- FAT
mando Gallara-
ga's near-perfect ROBERT
game for the De-
troit Tigers last
week. My sister did, and wasjaw-
droppingly incensed when, with
two outs in the ninth, first base
umpire Jim Joyce called a Cleve-
land Indian safe at first when he
was clearly out.
A correct call would have
given Gallaraga a perfect game
- no hits and no walks. That is
a very rare thing in baseball, but
what we got instead was a perfect
Joyce knew immediately that
he had botched the call. It was
evident on all the video screens
around the park as the play was
replayed again and again from
every angle.
But video replay is not allowed
in baseball and the call stood. Not
even Joyce could do anything
about it.
The bad call ignited a furor
in the media. Calls for video
evidence to be used in games re-
surfaced. Joyce was vilified. He
tearfully announced his guilt and
For his part, Gallaraga han-
dled it extremely well. He forgave
Joyce and said it was all part of
the game. He was devastated


certainly. His
A D Y Tchance of pitch-
ing another
perfect game is
j ERARD slim to none.
The follow-
ing day, ironi-
cally, the pair met at home plate
when Joyce accepted the Tigers'
lineup card from Gallaraga. The
two shook hands, Joyce again
apologized and burst into tears.
Gallaraga again forgave him for
the mistake.
This will probably be a foot-
note on the season, but for Joyce
and Gallaraga it will last a ca-
If you asked anyone outside
of baseball they would probably
say that Commissioner Bud Selig
should have overturned the bad
call and awarded Gallaraga the
perfect game.
After all, the game itself was
not in question. The Tigers won
3-0 anyway. There were two
outs in the ninth inning. Nothing
would change about the outcome

of the game except that Gallaraga
would be rewarded for a perfect
night on the mound.
But though Gallaraga was per-
fect and Joyce imperfect, Selig
refuses to act. He claims that the
"human element" is part of the
game and that his reversal would
open up a can of worms about

video evidence that he'd prefer to
keep closed.
Looks like Jim Joyce wasn't
the only person guilty of a faulty

Grid Cats turn up the heat

It's going to be a busy summer
for the Wildcat football team,
which will concentrate on in-
tensive conditioning drills, run-
ning passing routes and getting
in shape for a grueling season
Coach Ryan Sulkowski is using
some unique and creative strate-
gies to get the team motivated for
summer practice.
"This guy (Sulkowski) has
some great ideas," said AD Mel-
ody Coggin.
The new coach split the team
into eight squads and assigned
eight team leaders based on
merit. He chose players who
have worked hard in practice
and also excelled during the Red
and White game as team leaders.

It wasn't based on grade level
- there are several sophomore
team leaders but on perfor-
They then held a mock draft
and chose their own players.
Throughout the summer every-
thing will be competitively grad-
ed with the winning team getting
an unspecified prize.
"They were really up for the
draft," said Coggin. "They were
talking about it all last week."
The Cats has a lot of work to
do on fitness and conditioning
before they are ready for the sea-
son. They will work on strength,
speed and overall conditioning.
They will also spend a lot of
time honing pass patterns and
passing drills as the Wildcats
look to install a more balanced

So while other kids are laying
by the pool and soaking up the
sun, it will be business as usual at
the Baker High gym.

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