The Baker County press
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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Publication Date: 7/31/2008
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Macclenny (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Baker County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Baker -- Macclenny
Coordinates: 30.283333 x -82.116667 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 39 (Jan. 2, 1931).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Paid circulation leader Winner ofl4 sate awards forjournalism excellence in 2007

79th Year, Vol. 14 Thursday, July 31, 2008 Macclenny, Florida 50O

8 years


death in

late '07
A Macclenny man who was
legally drunk when he made
a U-turn on SR 121 north the
evening of December 8, 2007
and killed a Lake City motor-
cyclist was sentenced this week
to eight years in prison.
James H. Spaulding III,
50, entered a guilty plea in
circuit court on Monday, and
will have to serve a minimum
of four years before release.
Judge Phyllis Rosier ordered a
seven-year drug offender pro-
bation following that, and sus-
pended the defendant's driving
license for life.
A toxicology report showed
that Mr. Spaulding had a blood
alcohol level of .130 that eve-
ning. Florida considers .08
legally drunk.
An FHP investigation deter-
mined that
the defen-
dant had

driv23C, then

attempted a U-turn into the
his south-
bound lane when the

motorcycle driven by Susan
onto the
road shoul-
der just
northof CR James SpauldingIII
23C, the t
attempted a .U-turn into the
northbound lane when the
motorcycle driven by*Susan
Hillhouse, 55, slammed into
the Toyota's left sides not
The victim and husband
Gary were returning to the area
from a bike tour in Georgia.
The husband had already
passed when Mr. Spaulding
began the turn.
The defendant does not
have a criminal record and,
according to court documents,
was highly
thought of
by man-
and fellow .
at AAA
Cooper J
where he
work ed. Diane Dee Michael
He was
arrested in March of this year
when the blood test was com-
pleted, and has been in county
jail since.
In other cases this week,
Diane Dee Michael, 30, of
Macclenny was sentenced to
six years in state prison for
more than one dozen cases of
sale, possession and trafficking
in prescription medication.
County investigators
amassed 14 cases against Ms.
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Olivia Sapp learns about techniquesfor determining the age of a tree during the recent environmental camp at St.,Marys Shoals
Park. Campers learned about local ecosystems at the park and explored the river and creek environments as well as forest and
cypress wetlands. The $50 camp for ages eight to 18 ran from July 7-11 and included hiking, wildlife observation, scavenger
hunts, guest speakers and cook outs. For full story, see page 11.

District may cut retiree benefit

Health insurance share getting too costly

Press Staff
: If employees of the Baker County school dis-
trict are considering retirement, they may want to
do so before June 2012.
Marcelle Rich-
ardson, the district's
finance chief, pro- Actual and Esti
posed to the school *2010
board this week that
the district cease
making contribu- 2012*
tions to health insur-
ance premiums to
anyone who retires 2010*
after that date. 20
The proposal
came during a work 2008
session the board re-
quested to obtain in-
formation on rising 2006
insurance premium
costs for retirees.
"Insurance costs 2004 $46,'
are nqt going to be
coming down," said
M s. Richardson, Illustration by Jessica Prevatt
who also believes
that the district is in a financial crisis, with over $2
million in cuts since the beginning of last year.
"From all the reports that I'm getting, next fis-
cal year is looking bleaker than the current year,"
she said.
Ms. Richardson presented the board with actual

and projected costs, from 2003 to 2012. While the
district was paying $40,000 towards.retirees' in-
surance in 2003, that figure jumped to, $116,000 in
2008, an increase of almost 300 percent.
She projected this year's cost to almost double
by 2012, with the district expected to pay approxi-

imated Retiree Contributions
& 2012 are estimated retiree contributions.



$225,967.91 '




mately $225,000.
"At the rate we're going, we will not be able to
pay for it," Ms. Richardson predicted.
She also suggested the district's contribution re-
main at the 2007-08 levels indefinitely.
The amount of a retiree's premium contribution
(See page 2)

Press Staff
The Florida Division of For-
estry offers a variety of forestry
and wildlife cost-share incen-
tive programs to assist land-
owners in
the envi-
and com- *WI
me rcialI
quality of
their prop-
grams can
be used in-
or in con-
with com-
h Baker County Forester
prehensive to demonstrate to land
steward ber stand density.

ship management plans.
The availability of the cost-
share programs is based on
federal grant funding. One
program, The Southern Pine
Beetle Prevention program,

": o

SAndy Lamborn, (right) uses a wedge prism
owner Rodney Page how he determines tim-

first made available in 2006, is
again being offered beginning
July 30.
Rodney Page is a landowner
in Glen St. Mary whose 102-
acre tract is currently being
maintained under a steward-
ship plan.
When Mr. Page purchased
the land in 2003, it already had
some established pine stands,
but the property had become
choked with hardwoods like
water and laurel oaks and ove-
run with grape and Japanese
climbing vines.
"You should have seen it
before I put the maintenance
measures from the stewardship
plan in place," he said. "It was
a wild jungle you needed a ma-
chete to hack through. If there
had been a fire it would have
(See page 9)

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Press Staff
The body of 26-yea*r-
old Trudy Sarman of Farm
Lane in Macclenny was
found by construction work-
ers at Palms
Fish Camp
on Heckscher
Drive in north
on July 24,
and Jackson-
ville police,
ruling the
death a ho-
micide, shot
and killed a
suspect in the
case five days
It was un-
clear as of late 1
Tuesday why Trua
a Jacksonville
Sheriff's Office (JSO) dep-
uty fired at Brian Brock,
29, who police put under
surveillance as a person of
interest in the murder of
Ms. Sarman, who was an
avid amateur country sing-
er and mother of two boys,
ages three and seven.

Details on how Ms. Sar-
man died have also not been
First Coast News Chan-
nel 12 in Jacksonville re-
ported Tuesday evening
that officers
followed Mr.
Brock to an
complex on
Mayport Road
early that
morning, and
After a foot
chase, Deputy
J.J. Reynolds
shot the sus-
pect multiple
times. He died
at a hospital.
man to the report,
JSO Chief
Rick Graham said Mr.
Brock didn't have a gun,
but that deadly force was
The shooting occurred
July 29, the same day that
Ms. Sarman's family at-
tended her viewing at an
(See page 2)

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Prosecutor Bessinger

is moving to NEFSH
After more than a deca e with the 8th Judicial Circuit State At-
torney's Office, Baker County Division Chief Mel Bessinger said
he's ready for something new.
The Glen St. Mary resident expects to start a job as general coun-
sel to the Northeast Florida State Hospital
(NEFSH) next month.
"It's an opportunity to do something dif- By
ferent," said Mr. Bessinger, who has served Joel
as the top prosecutor here for the last 13 years
and worked with the 3rd Judicial Circuit in the Addington
Lake City office for three years before that.
"I've been doing this for a number of years Press Staff
and feel like it's time for a change," he said.
That change, however, is
not quite final yet.
"That's what I expect
to happen," Mr. Bessinger
c said of his move to the state
mental hospital. But the
Department of Children
and Families which
oversees public health fa-
cilities has instituted a
hiring freeze that will need
to be waived before Mr.
Bessinger can be hired of
That waiver process is
underway and Mr. Bes-
singer said he expects to
begin his new position Au-
gust 15.
The move was also
prompted by the opportu-
nity to earn a bigger pay-
"For some reason," Mr.
Mel Bessinger Bessinger said, "the pay in
the state attorney's Office,
and for public defenders, tends to be lower than in other state agen-
cies. It has kind of ticked me off over the years."
And while he said his boss, State Attorney Bill Cervone, has ad-
vocated for higher wages for offices covering Alachua, Baker, Brad-
ford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union counties, the Florida Legislature
hasn't responded.
"I wish him well. He's done a wonderful job for us," said Mr.
Cervone, adding that a replacement for Mr. Bessigner hasn't been
"I haven't been able to make that decision," he said. "This is fairly
(See page 2)

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Bessinger moving to NEFSH...

(from page 1)
Mr. Cervone will be review-
ing his options, including bud-
getary constraints that may
mean one less prosecutor in
Baker County.
"It's a possibility," he said of
not filling the vacancy. "I'm not
sure what Tallahassee is going to
do (fundingwise) for us. It does
limit my options. I will make
sure Baker County is adequately
covered; I'm just not sure how

that will happen."
When Mr. Bessinger first ar-
rived in Baker County in 1995,
his was a ode-man office.
Over time though, as the case
load increased, more attorneys
were hired and supervised by
Mr. Bessinger.
"We became more specialized
in what we do," he said. "For in-
stance, all the misdemeanor cas-
es are all on one (prosecutor)."
Today Mr. Bessinger handles
half the felony case load as well

as drug court. Ralph Yazdiya,
the other felony prosecutor,
covers juvenile cases while the
misdemeanor prosecutor takes
on Baker Act cases and first ap-
pearances. Greg Edwards han-
dles misdemeanors.
"We handled a lot of serious
cases throughout the years and
there is a feeling of satisfaction
about protecting the community
you live in," said Mr. Bessinger.
"I'll miss that."

(from page 1)
Michael over a period ranging
from early 2005 to late last year,
including four undercover buys
during a two-week period. Court
records show she also violated
an earlier probation.
Judge Rosier meted out five
concurrent sentences ranging
from 302 days already served in
county jail to twin six year terms
and another for five years.
One sheriff's investigator said
after last year's arrests that Ms.
Michael was, in effect, a mobile
pharmacy dispensing controlled
drugs like hydrocodone and
methadone to street buyers. In
several cases, she obtained them
from area pharmacies using a
prescription pad stolen from a
Jacksonville physician. After
investigators identified her as
a major source of street pills,
they set up controlled buys at
several points in Macclenny last
Timothy Martin, 28, plead-
ed guilty to violating probation
on earlier cases of sale and pos-
session of controlled drugs and
got a three-year prison term,
less nearly 500 days he spent in
county jail. He had been put on
probation for ten years in May,
2007, and Judge Rosier this
week revoked it.
Also drawing a three-year
prison sentence was Cheryl Lyn

Waltrip, who pleaded guilty to
multiple counts of burglary of
vehicles and a residence, and
grand theft.
Ms. Waltrip, 30, of Glen St.
Mary was responsible for a rash
of vehicle burglaries overnight
on December 5, 2007 on George
Hodges Rd. in Macclenny. She
also entered a house and vehicle
off Ray Phillips Rd. overnight
on December 8.
SShe pleaded this week to
three of the original counts,
and the state earlier dropped six
charges of vehicle burglary and
petty theft.
As part of the plea agree-
ment, she will testify against
co-defendant Kristy Deal of
Donavan Graves pleaded
guilty to sale and possession
of controlled drugs and will be
on drug offender probation two
Remus Williams will be on
house arrest two years, followed
by another two years on drug
offender probation in return for
a guilty plea to felony posses-
sion of marijuana and having
drug paraphernalia.
Jerome Anderson drew an
18-month probation term and
a three-month county jail sen-
tence after he pleaded guilty to
possession of cocaine and mari-


(from pag

could be cut in 2012...

e 1)

depends on their length of ser-
vice with the district. Employ-
ees with 19 years receive $184;
those with 25 to 29 years $198;
workers with more than 30 years
get a $212 contribution.
Ms. Richardson attributed the
rising costs to higher insurance
premiums, an increase in the
number of retirees and the fact
that more people are retiring
early. Since retirees only con-

Body found inJacksonville

(from page 1)
Oceanway funeral home. She
was a Baker County native and
graduated from Baker County
High school in 2000.
"She was a great mom," said
the victim's sister, 21-year-old
Tressie Hilliard, as her parents
prepared for the 4:00 pm wake.
"She loved her boys... We devel-
oped some of her film and it was
nothing but them. They were her
whole life."
Ms. Sarman hoped to make it
onto the television show "Ameri-
can Idol" and planned to audition
in Jacksonville next month.
"She was so excited about

that," Ms. Hilliard said. "She
would've made it, too. All the
way to Hollywood."
The night she was killed, Ms.
Sarman went to a popular Jack-
sonville Beach bar, the Brix, to
see a band play. Police said she
went to the bar with a friend but
left with one or more people.
Her body was found by con-
struction workers the following
"She was my best friend," said
the sister. "I'll miss everything
about her seeing her, hearing
her talk and watching her with
my nephews. She would do any-
thing for those boys."

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tinue on the district's insurance
policy until they reach age 65,
when they are eligible for Medi-
Superintendent Paula Barton
said the board increased its share
in the past to show appreciation
to retirees.
"We certainly still value
them, but we also value being
able to keep people in jobs," she
The board showed interest in
the proposal.
"I think that's what we need
to do phase it out," Board
member Dean Griffis said.
Mr. Griffis proposed passing
the proposal on an annual basis.
Ms. Barton said it would have to
be contingent on the availability
of funds.
"For me, this gives people five
years to plan," member Dwight
Crews said.
Because the proposal came
during a work session, no action
was taken.
In other areas, the board
unanimously passed the tenta-
tive total millage rate of 7.601
for the 2008-09 school year and

the tentative budget of $54.3
After approving those items,
board Chair Patricia Weeks said
that the district doesn't receive
money from the state unless it
approves the millage at mini-
mum required levels.
"It's not really a matter of
choice for us," Ms. Weeks said.

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A discourse: Is Mr. Obama's

lineage 'half-white' or 'half-black'?

I don't write columns every week, but when I do,
it's nice to get a response from readers, even if that
response questions my logic or calls me an elitist.
At least I know people are reading my stuff.
As matter of fact, it wasn't long ago that a reader
penned a letter to the editor commenting on a news
story I wrote about FCAT scores. He said that I
should leave Baker County and
that he'd be the first in line to helpT
load the moving truck.
Last week, we received another I
letter to the editor in which a read- N
er responded to a column I wrote
the week before about the perva- JOEL ADI
siveness of rumors on the Internet
that Barack Obama is a Muslim. The reader called
me a naive, arrogant elitist.
But I received another response to that column,
and it's one I'd like to share, along with my re-
sponse to the reader.
Her e-mail read, in part:
"I have a question that I have asked to many
people and none seem to be able to give me an
answer. Since your article in The Press seems to
make you somewhat of a self-proclaimed expert,
I'll ask you and see if you can give me an answer
that makes sense. I am sure the odds of me receiv-
ing an answer to this question are zero, but I am
going to give it a shot.
"You ended your article stating, 'history will be
made when the first non-white president is elected
as the leader of the free world.' If Obama's own
mother was white that would make him half-white
and he was even raised by his white mother and
white family, what exactly makes him black?
When everyone speaks of Obama, he is the first
black [presidential nominee]...[but] he is only half-
black and half-white, raised white.
"Why is he only referred to as being black? His
black daddy didn't even hang around. Also if I went
to work at Wal-Mart as a cashier and worked there
for two years would that then qualify me to go to
Wal-Mart's corporate office and apply for CEO?
Would they consider even interviewing me for the
position or would they call the nut house to come
pick me up? Maybe you can share some of your
wisdom and make me see the light. I will be wait-
ing for a reply."
My reply was as follows:
"Thanks for reading the column and asking your
questions. I'll do my best to answer them.
"First, you asked, since he's half-white and was
raised by whites, what exactly makes him black?
The simple answer is his skin color. He may not be
Wesley Snipes black, but he's pretty close to Will
Smith black, and perception usually trumps real-
"And it's my limited understanding that in the
black community, even if you're only part black,
you're still a member of the black community;
although I'm sure there are some black folks out

which in the newspaper's
judgement does not meet
standards of publication..


there somewhere (I've never encountered any per-
sonally or elsewhere) who don't see Obama as one
of their own. Conversely, I'm sure there are white
folks who would balk at the assertion that Obama
is white, despite being raised in a white family.
"Obama wrote in his book "Dreams From My
Father" about his struggle as a child with his own
racial identity and which of the
INT usually segregated groups he be-
longed to. I think he came to the
conclusion that he belonged to nei-
LINT their and both, all at the same time.
A very liberating notion, I think.
INGTON "I've also wondered why much
of the main-stream media refer to
him as being the first black presidential nominee,
even though he is only half-white. In my opinion,
it's because there's no politically correct way, given
our nation's history, to refer to someone as half-
white and half-black, other than saying just that.
You could say someone is of mixed race or heri-
tage, but you lose clarity and the reference begs the
question: what's in the mix?
"Then there's the fact of ratings, selling papers
and increasing advertising revenue. 'First Black
President' makes for a great headline or promo on
the TV news, just like 'First Female President' or
'First Latino President' would. First ever in any-
thing is enticing for readers and viewers and that's
why they make the news.
"So why did I write what I did? Why did I refer
to him as the first non-white president? My'first
instinct was to put it like everyone else does, call-
ing him the first black presidential nominee. I used
the 'non-white' because he is not white (and he's
not black either), but the fact that we've had only
white presidents in all of our 200 years makes the
fact that he isn't white more noteworthy than him
not being black.
"I would say by your Wal-Mart analogy, you
think Obama doesn't have the experience to be
president after only two years in the Senate.
."I would contend that it is for that very reason
people support him. He is not a career politician,
not part of the Washington power circle, and he is
not associated with the revolving door of private
industry and government, as in CEO makes mil-
lions, gets elected or appointed to a government
post and makes more money for his business as-
sociates before moving back into the private sector
(see current administration).
"Many people want fundamental change in gov-
ernment (like not seeing their elected officials tak-
ing PAC money), and Obama makes them believe
that he can bring about that change.
"Thanks again for the e-mail and feel free to re-
I also welcome any further reader responses,
either by a letter to the editor or to my e-mail re-
porter@bakercountypress.com, to this and all fu-
ture columns.

Letter to the Editor...

Election year musings

part of the 'silly season
Dear Editor:
The "silly season" is upon us again in a big way.
When the political cry goes up from the national press, the knee
jerking begins. The rumor mill cranks up and the (mis)informational
gossip tidbits start flying by word of mouth and on the Internet: Obama
is a closet Muslim and a vote for McCain will continue George W.
Bush's politics.
Early on, we have accusations in the Press of a small band of
local Republicans trying to block votes for a popular local aspirant so
.a state representative candidate from Amelia Island (about as far away
as Tibet) will win in the primary. This popular poor soul is a former
Democratic candidate for the state house, who when he ran last time
was accused.by these same Republicans of being a baby killer and the
In a recent letter to the editor, a McCain supporter accused Obama
of participating in The Million Man March in 1995 which, the writer
.says, was sponsored by Louis Farrakhan, the spiteful radical American
Muslim. This fellow inferred that march was some kind of reactionary
rally to convert.everyone to Islam. The truth is, that event included
efforts to register blacks to vote in the US elections and increase their
involvement in volunteerism and community activities.
This editorial letter writer was accusing Press staff writer Joel Add-
ington of being an Obama supporter and wearing his politics on his
sleeve. The writer never mentioned that the editor and publisher of the
Press is a known right wing Republican and McCain supporter.
One political party is purported to be full of homosexuals and "tax
and spend" liberals, while the other is full of gun-toten' Bible thumpers
and called the "borrow and spend" radicals, or I should say, rascals.
The silly season is just getting started! Don't you just love it? I sure
miss Mollie Ivins...
Reed Dearing

Senior Center notsimply

place to 'twiddle thumbs'

Dear Editor:
We senior citizens have a tendency to get looked over or be ignored.
People think we're through with life.
Our Senior Center is one place we can go, and the people there are
working hard to help us with things we need or would like to have.
Our building (on US 90 in Macclenny) has been overlooked or set
on the side burner for many years. It is overcrowded and for people in
wheelchairs it is hard to get around in.
It's not a place where we go just to twiddle our thumbs. We have
crafts, exercises, singing and on Mondays, free manicures. What a
We get help filling out important papers, and we can get answers to
questions. If there wasn't this place to visit daily, most of us would just
sit behind closed doors and waste away.
The county will be giving the land and a big amount of money to
build a new building, yet we need more money. I encourage the com-
munity to help out all it can to see that the Senior Center gets what's
needed. There are other items we can use now, like scissors, glue guns,
yarn, etc. for the craft classes.
My gratitude goes out to the people who work at the center. Thanks
for reaching out to me and others.
Esther Smith

Appreciates BCSO effort

Dear Editor:
I was notified on July 23 that a house I was refurbishing in Glen
St. Mary had been broken into and several items, including pieces of
equipment, had been taken.
I notified the Baker County sheriff's department and Cpl. Bill Star-
ling and Sgt. Buck Dyal met me at the house within minutes. Cpl.
Starling asked questions and Sgt. Dyal began to assess the scene.
After picking up on a lead, Sgt. Dyal left the house and in less than
15 minutes made an arrest and located most of the equipment at a
nearby trailer park.
One person of interest fled the scene, but the two officers continued
to work until all of the stolen equipment was returned and several ar-
rests were made, including the individual who fled.
I would like to convey my appreciation to Sgt. Dyal, Cpl. Starling
and the sheriff's department for their professionalism, quick response,
thoroughness and doing a fine job. The equipment would have cost
hundreds of dollars to replace.
Butch Jesseman

Says she's a victim of bias

Dear Editor:
I read the paper every week to try to find a job. I put applications in
all over, and I'm aware the economy is slow.
But what really gets me is the fact that I'm told by potential employ-
ers that they will call me, and I never hear from them. And yes, I call
back to check with them.
I drive a dump truck for a living, and companies in Baker County
don't hire women. I worked for one company in Macclenny for one
day, and then was told there was no work available. The company
hired a man one week later, and another one did the same.

I'm losing everything I own because I can't find ajob in this preju-
diced county. I need a car to go to work, but I need a job to get a car.
I'm in a lose-lose situation.
I know this will not get printed, but I just needed to have my say.
Vivian Rhoades

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LPA favors compromise on Ace sign

Recommends it not exceed20feet in height on US 90 in Glen

Press Staff
With more than 50,000 square feet that
includes a garden center and drive-thru lum-
ber yard, the new Hagan Ace Hardware be-
ing built on the north side of US 90 east of
Wildcat Drive is anything but small.
And owner Bill Hagan wanted his store's
signs to be big as well, covering a total of 378
square feet, or 178 square feet larger than the
county's sign ordinance allows.
"An ordinance is just a guideline," Mr.
Hagan told Land Planning Agency (LPA)
board members as they considered a variance
for the project during their meeting July 24.
"With the size of this facility, I don't know
how to get it down to 200 square feet."
However, the board feared if they granted
Mr. Hagan's variance, then two out-parcels
on the property could request the same vari-
ance for their roadside signs, and if granted,
lead to three large signs dotting the side of
the highway.
"If you grant this variance, it makes it hard
to turn down applications for the other vari-
ances," said Planning Director Ed Preston.
Board member Pat Collier said mul-
tiple signs with flashing electronic message
boards like Mr. Hagan proposed for his sign,
which are also not permitted by land devel-
opment regulations, would be "distracting"
'to drivers.
"I know this [electronic signs] is the future,.
but people are going to be overwhelmed,"
she said.
Furthermore, land development regula-
tions restrict the granting of variances to cas-
es where a literal enforcement of regulations
would result in an unnecessary hardship on
the applicant, in this case, Mr. Hagan.
"The applicant does not claim a hardship
nor does the planning office find any. The
planning office finds no special conditions
warranting the requested variance," Mr.
Preston wrote in his staff report to the board
earlier this month when the variance was
tabled so a resolution could be negotiated.
Mr. Preston repeated the county's posi-
tion July 24, that the LPA recommend to the
Baker County Commission the variance be

The board took another route, however.
Jack Baker Jr. made a motion to recom-
mend approval of the variance with a few
conditions the roadside sign be no more
than 20 feet tall, the electronic message
board operate only between 6:00 am and
11:00 pm, and deed restrictions be placed on
the two out-parcels to ensure eventual lessees-
abide by the county's sign ordinance and not
have electronic message boards.
The motion passed unanimously.
In other business, the LPA board approved
a favorable recommendation for Anthony
and Judith Palmeri's request for a land use
and zoning change on their 7.5-acre property
on the north side of Southern States Road be-
tween SR 121 and SR 125.
The requested change would rezone the
property from agriculture 7.5-acre to resi-
dential mobile home 2.5-acre.
The change would allow the couple to re-
duce the property to five acres with the abil-
ity to support two units where there is now
only one.
Ms. Palmeri said when she and her hus-
band bought five acres of the property they
were unaware they needed at least 7.5 acres
to build a home under the existing zoning.
That led to her neighboring nephew deeding
another 2.5 acres to the Palmeris so the lot
would support the dwelling.
Ms. Palmeri said the zoning change was
requested so that the 2.5 acres could be deed-
ed back to her nephew, and leave the remain-
ing five acres conforming with zoning.
The county does not have a five-acre zon-
ing category.
LPA board members struggled to find a
solution for another case, Steven and Julia
Flakowicz's request to rezone their four-acre
property on the north side of CR 23C just
west of SR 121 so that the property would
be eligible for the family lot provision, which
allows the division of property for transfer to
a blood relative.
The couple hoped to build a home for Ms.
Flakowicz's parents on a one-acre portion of
the property that has already been carved
off and deeded to the parents. But because

the one-acre parcel was cut off the five-acre
tract without using the family lot provision,
the deeded property isn't eligible for a build-
ing permit under county regulations.
The Flakowiczes' property is also noncon-
forming and therefore ineligible to use the
family lot provision because the property
was the result of illegal property divisions in
the past by its former owner Rodger Bush-
"We would have never bought the proper-
ty if we knew our parents couldn't be there,"
said Ms. Flakowicz.
Mr. Preston said the property was one of
six lots carved off a 20-acre parcel "with-
out the benefit of going through subdivision
regulations," which require surveys be sub-
mitted to the county as well as the paving of
"I understand now it's illegal," Mr. Bush-
man, who owns a neighboring five-acre par-
cel, said of the divisions. "But at the time, it
was legal."
The Flakowicz property is also noncon-
forming with respect to its lot width at 178
feet, rather than the 200 feet required under
the requested zoning.
The non-conformities should've prevented
the couple from obtaining a building permit
for their home in 2005, but county staff at
that time issued one nonetheless.
Rather than see their rezoning request de-
nied, the Flakowiczes decided to withdraw it
and instead apply for a special exception at
the board's next meeting to be permitted the
family lot division.
But, Mr. Preston said, such a special ex-
ception is not allowed under the code. Spe-
cial exceptions can only be granted for cer-
tain requirements of the code, he said, and
subdivision regulations are not one of the
requirements that can be exempted.
"You don't have the authority [to grant the
special exception], but you can take the ac-
tion," Mr. Preston told the board.
The case will likely go before the LPA
again during the board's next meeting Au-
gust 14.

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Press Staff
The only I-10 interchange in
Baker County without a gas sta-
tion will soon have 10 pumps at
which vehicles coming on and
off interstate can gas up.
Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dora-
do, Ark. owns and operates the
Murphy USA gas station chain
and plans to add another station
in Macclenny by the CR 228 in-
terchange very soon.
More than 1000 Murphy USA
stations can be found in 20 states
in the southeastern and central
United States. The station here
will be located on the southwest
corner of Barber Road and CR
228 near the Wal-Mart Super-
The company advertises its
stations as a retailer of high-vol-
ume, low-cost gasoline, primar-
ily in the parking areas of Wal-
Mart Supercenters.
Murphy Oil has submitted a
site plan of the new gas station
to the county, and more recently,
submitted its building permit
application to begin construc-
tion, said Building Department
Director Bob Hathcox.
The site plan shows 10 pumps

Correction noted
The Baker County High
School Lady Cat volleyball team
was incorrectly identified in last
week's issue of the Press. The
information that ran with a pho-
to of their car wash fund-raiser
listed them as the softball team.

- five on either side of a 1200-
sqaure-foot modular store build-
ing pay phone, vacuum, and
perimeter landscaping.
"It's going to be a nice asset
to Baker County," said Mr. Ha-
thcox. "They're very near per-
mitting, but they haven't named
a contractor yet."
Before the building permit
can be issued, a contractor must
be named to sign for it.

.Murphy Oil has already paid
the $15,000 county impact fee
for the new station and the City
of Macclenny has approved wa-
ter and sewer service, said proj-
ect engineer Brad Downum of
CEI Engineering in St. Augus-
He added that construction
is expected to begin in the next
four to six weeks.

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three suspended license arrests

SAMacclenny driversprivileges taken 16 times

Music andsingingpopularpast time for seniors...
Gentleman Josie Davis (left) watches young Macy Taylor, granddaughter of Flo Foster of Glen St. Mary, as she sings "For The
Love of a Traveling Soldier" by The Dixie Chicks July 23. The talented 10-year-old loves to entertain visitors at the Baker County
Council on Aging Center. Ms. Macy often accompanies her grandmother, a regular visitor at the center on US 90 in Macclenny
where area seniors meet, visit, participate in activities and have lunch. Gentleman Josie, a well-known singer/entertainer around
Baker County, volunteers his Karaoke service every fourth Wednesday at the COA.

BB gun shot sends teenage girl

to hospital with pellet in ankle

A 16-year-old girl was sent to
Jacksonville to have a BB pellet
removed from her ankle after a
17-year-old Macclenny boy al-
legedly tried to scare her and a
friend by shooting at the ground
by their feet July 26.
The two females were walking
along the sidewalk of E. Huck-
leberry Trail when the shooting
occurred about 5:45 pm.
Deputy Christopher Walker
was called to the Ed Fraser Me-
morial emergency room and
spoke with the victim, who stat-
ed the male youth shot a BB gun
at the ground in an attempt to
scare the girls. The juvenile also
said the BB entered her right leg
near the ankle.
When Deput.:y Walker ques-
tioned the 17-year-old suspect,
the boy admitted to shooting the
gun into the ground'to scare the
females that evening.
No charges were filed.
Another woman said she was
injured this week in Macclenny
after Alvin Padgett, 36, of 4097
Southwood Rd. allegedly beat
her about the face and head
around 11:50 pm July 27 while
she was asleep.
However, responding Deputy
Paul Chance said he observed
no visible signs of injury on the
victim, Wanda Procter, 32, of the
same address, who was taken to
Ed Fraser Memorial for other
medical complaints.
Ms. Procter told the deputy
she didn't know what provoked
Mr. Padgett, only that he was
drunk at the time. Battery charg-
es were filed against Mr. Padgett
with the state attorney.
In other violence reported
this past week:
Julia Crews, 39, was booked
at county jail for battery after
allegedly slapping her husband
of 10 years in the head at their
Adams Rd. home in Macclenny.
Gary Crews Sr. said his wife hit
him three times from behind
following a verbal argument in
which she threw several glass
framed pictures at him July 24
shortly after midnight. Two sons
at the home during the incident,
one 13 years old and the other
21 years old, corroborated the
husband's account.
Justin Sands, 22, of 307 E.
Ohio Ave in Macclenny was ar-
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noticed injuries on either side
of his wife's neck. The deputy
responded to the couple's home
in the Northwood Apartments
about 11:50 July 23 after some-
one overheard yelling coming
from their unit. The wife, Crys-
tal Covington, 23, ,stated the
suspect grabbed her to hold her
back from leaving, but did not
strike her.
The day before, just two
apartments away, a 17-year-old
Macclenny youth was arrested
for assault about-10:30 pm after
allegedly threatening to physi-
cally hurt his mother, 44-year-
old Mary Byrd. Deputy Mc-
Gauley issued a warning to the
suspectafter responding to adis-
"turbaciie at the apartment earlier
in the day. When he arrived a
second time, he heard the youth
yelling and cursing at his mother
from outside the residence.
Inside he found broken items
strewn about the apartment in-
cluding a broken telephone that
Ms. Byrd said her son smashed
in an effort to keep her from
calling police. She also said she
suspected her son was using
drugs on a regular basis due to
his erratic behavior.
Luther Johns, 54, of Max-
ville was arrested July 22 for do-
mestic violence battery after an
incident at his estranged wife's
workplace. Deputy McGauley
arrested Mr. Johns at the Down
Home Cafe on SR 121 about
7:00 pm following a physical
altercation between the suspect
and Catherine Johns, 49, who
manages the restaurant. She said
the suspect entered the restau-
rant's kitchen and began yelling
at her before grabbing her by the
arm and neck, leaving slight red
marks in both spots. The victim
stated her son, John Thompson,
28, forcibly removed Mr. Johns
from the kitchen.
Clifford Bell, 41, with a Glen
St. Mary address, was arrested
for battery July 25. His wife,
Georgia Bell, 46, of Sanderson
advised Deputy Ben Anderson
that Mr. Bell struck her in the
right arm and poked her right

eye during an argument while
they were driving north on SR
121 about 9:00 pm. The deputy
observed redness and that the
eye was bloodshot, and arrested
Mr. Bell at the Woody's parking
lot shortly thereafter.
Christina Knox, 24, with
a St. George, Ga. address, was
booked at county jail for bat-
tery after complainant Maggie
Tressler, 22, of Brent Lane said
she pushed the latter female at
her residence about 8:00 pm July

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Three motorists were arrested recently for driv-
ing on suspended licenses, one of them an habitual
offender with 16 suspensions for failure to pay
fines and child support.
Deputy Chris Walker said he stopped a 1996
Toyota driven by Charlie Denmark, 43; of
Macclenny on Bertie Davis Rd. the evening of July
26. The vehicle had a faulty tail light.
A computer check confirmed the previous vio-
Deputy Walker said he knew the driver of a
2005 Chevrolet pickup had a license suspension
when he stopped it on US 90 west in Macclenny
the evening of July 27. Kenneth Barron, 18, of
Macclenny switched from the driver's seat to the
passenger side of the vehicle before it stopped in
a downtown parking lot, and the driver admitted
doing so because of the past violations.
Mr. Barron's license had eight suspensions, all
for failure to pay fines.
The same officer pulled over a 1994 Chrysler
driven by Chana Himle, 30, of Sandeson after it

crossed the center line of CR 127 near US 90 just
after midnight on July 23.
Motor vehicle records confirmed her license
was suspended three times for failure to pay fines
and drunk driving.
Genaro Harris, 22, of Macclenny was arrest-
ed late on July 26 for driving on South 6th in
Macclenny without a license. Deputy Walker
stopped the 1987 Oldsmobile because of a defec-
tive license tag lamp, and also ticketed Mr. Harris
for faulty equipment.
Passenger Todd Sark, 25, of Jacksonville was
arrested for disorderly intoxication after he loudly
cursed and protested Mr. Harris' arrest. He was
also ticketed for having an open container of alco-
hol in the vehicle.
Deputy Steven Jones recognized Graylin
McKellum, 21, of Macclenny as the driver of a
vehicle the evening of July 21 near Grissholm and
South Boulevard. He arrested Mr. McKellum for
not having a license, and noted he warned the driv-
er several times earlier.

Drug arrests follow traffic stops

Two motorists and a passen-' Smith was driving on a license plastic,bag onto the ground as
ger in a third vehicle stopped that had been suspended seven the vehicle was pulling over for
for minor traffic infractions times, the traffic stop, and backseat
last week ended up in county Deputy Jerald Peterson passenger Carmus Shaw, 22, of
jail charged with possession stopped a 2008 Dodge for run- Sanderson stashed three rolled
of drugs, two of them felony ning a stop sign on SR 228 the marijuana cigars on the rear
counts. morning of July 21, and arrested floorboard.
Lt. David Bryant said he two of its occupants for misde- Driver Deangelo Thomas, 28,
stopped a 2002 Chevrolet pick- meanor marijuana possession. Raiford Was arrested for driving
up late on July 21 for having The officer said passen- on suspended license for failure
a faulty tail light and during a ger Gregory Robins, 19, of to pay fines.
subsequent search found three Macclenny tossed out a small
glass pipes used for smoking
crack cocaine and a small bag-
gie of the drug containing sev-
eral pieces of the drug stuffed
near the passenger seat.
Mark Durham, 43, of
Callahan told the officer the
items belonged to him, and he
was charged with both a misde-
meanor and felony.
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Burglary charge f(

Burglary and criminal mischief charges were filed against a Sand-
erson man after he allegedly damaged his ex-wife's tanning bed, took
her CB radio and knocked open the locked door of her Dollie Lane
home in Sanderson July 19.
The victim, Lottie Chancey, 41, reported the crimes July 23 about
3:30 pm after she kept receiving calls at work from someone who
wouldn't say anything, but that she believed to be her ex-husband,
Steven Grimes, 37, of Noah Raulerson Rd., who was attempting to
find out if she was at work at the time.
Ms. Chancey told Deputy Curtis Ruise that since returning to the
state, Mr. Grimes has been following her and that he moved in with
his uncle just down the street from her residence.
Four days before, she said the suspect called her cell phone several
times, leaving one message saying; "If you're not at home when I get
there I am going to burn the house down," according to the deputy's
Mr. Grimes showed up at Ms. Chancey's property about 10:30 pm
July 19 drunk, she said. He damaged the tanning bed in a shed, re-
moved the radio and damaged the door to her home to gain entry.
Ms. Chaucey said her ex-husband never made physical contact with
her that evening, but was verbally aggressive toward her. She did not
immediately report the incident because she feared for her life.
Charges were filed against Mr. Grimes with the state attorney.
In other criminal mischief cases reported this past week:
Virgil Loonsfoot of E. Confederate Drive in Glen reported that
Christopher Cole, 18, of Macclenny kicked his front door and broke
the glass before fleeing on foot July 27 about 10:45 pm. Attempts to
locate the suspect were unsuccessful and a charge for criminal mis-
chief was filed with the state attorney.

)r Sanderson man

Bobby Cumbo reported someone had slashed the tires of his work
trailer at a job site at 7252 Woodlawn Rd. sometime between 8:00 pm
July 17 and 9:00 am July 23. Mr. Cumbo named a suspect who later
denied slashing the tires.
Construction workers at the new Hagan Ace Hardware site re-
ported extensive vandalism at the site, 6567 US 90 in Glen, including
busted lights, a broken latch on a backhoe, floor scrubbers that had
been driven into a wall, and grease smeared on the seat of an excava-
tor. The vandalism occurred between 5:30 pm July 22 and 6:30 am
July 23.
Davishia Geathers reported that someone had spray painted her
vehicle in the early morning hours of July 23 at 648 W. South Blvd.
The victim named a suspect who later denied committing the crime.
Criminal mischief charges were also filed against Amber Rob-
erts, 19, for allegedly throwing a hammer at her ex-boyfriend's truck
causing damage July 23 about 8:00 pm at her residence, 390 Blair St.,
in Macclenny.
Victim Gary Crews said Ms. Roberts was upset that he was dating
her friend. A search for the suspect was unsuccessful, however, courts
records revealed Ms. Roberts to have a warrant for failing to appear
in court in Baker County.
A school district maintenance worker reported the vandalism
of an air conditioning unit at Westside Elementary July 23 between
12:40 am and 1:40 am. Damage was estimated at more than $1000.
A 16-year-old Sanderson youth faces a criminal mischief charge
after allegedly using a baseball bat to shatter the passenger window
of Valerie Given's 1998 Chevy Malibu during a verbal altercation at
9945 Clayton Ave. July 24 about 12:45 am.

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Earlier this month, Joe Fleites (2nd from right), Grand Master of Florida Masons, made his official visit to the 10th Masonic Dis-
trict that includes Baker and neighboring counties. He is shown here with (from left) Brian Poole, past master of the Sanderson
Lodge, Mike Fountain, the present master and Garland Williams, another past master of the Sanderson Lodge. Yet another past
master, Joey Delecruz, and his wife Angelia hosted the visit at the ag center in Macclenny. The supper was attended by over 250
people, including Freemasons, guests, Rainbow Assembly and the newlyformed Demolay Chapter for boys at Sanderson. Other
lodges in this chapter are in Brooker, Starke, Lake Butler, Macclenny, Raiford, Lawtey and Baldwin.
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A Lake City man suspected
of planning to steal merchandise
from the Macclenny Wal-Mart
was arrested the evening of July
22 after he gave a deputy sheriff
two false names, including one
from a driver's license in his
rear pocket.
Wayne Turner, 39, was first
observed by a store security
employee allegedly tampering
with pricing codes and security
labels, and an instruction manu-
al for a weather radio was found
along with the license identify-
ing him as Calvin Jackson. Mr.
Turner's photo did not match
the one on the license, however.
Moments earlier, he had
given sheriff's Lt. David Bryant
and Deputy Paul Chance anoth-
er false name. The security
employee also found the weath-

er radio out of its package and
lying on a shelf.
Mr. Turner was booked at
county jail for resisting police
by giving false names.
In an unrelated case,
Christopher Starling, 23, of
Macclenny was arrested for
disorderly intoxication early on
July 27 after officers went to an
address at Rhoden's Trailer Park
in south Macclenny on a distur-
bance call.
. Mr. Starling and another sub-
ject were involved in a fracas at
the residence ofJoannie Johnson,
said Deputy Chirs Walker. The
suspect refused police demands
that he leave the premises, and
he instead went back to the front
door and began knocking.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, July 31, 2008 Page 7

Masked gunman rob two at gunpoint

Female victims say

Two Sanderson women were robbed at
gunpoint on EJ Paige Rd. July 26 shortly af-
ter midnight.
Deputy Patrick McGauley was alerted
by a motorist of the robbery and met with
Bobbie Paige, 75, and Diane Paige, 47. The
victims stated that while they were sitting in
the yard, two black males with handguns ap-
proached them demanding money and cell
One suspect was described'as tall with a
black bandana or T-shirt on his head, jean
shorts and a silver handgun. The second rob-
ber was described as shorter, wearing shorts
and a red bandana or T-shirt on his head,
armed with a black handgun.
One woman gave the men $20, while the
other handed over her cell phone before the
suspects fled on foot.
Diane Paige advised the women were
informed by a unidentified person that the
robbers possibly left the area in a red car,
and that one suspect may have the last name
Griffin, and the other suspect possibly was
from Baldwin.
The victims also said they were in the pro-
cess of gathering information on the suspects
from acquaintances who did not want to be
A search of the area for the suspects and
the vehicle as described were unsuccessful.
Later that evening, Nathan Rochester re-
ported the theft of about $1500 in coins from
a bedroom closet at at his residence off 6453
Jim Starling Rd. in Macclenny.
The theft occurred sometime between

Glen St. Ma;

A deputy sheriff used his
Taser gun on July 23 to subdue
a Glen St. Mary man suspected
in the theft of $1300 worth of
SAndrew Arnett, 27, was one
of three Glen men arrested in
the theft from a renovation proj-
ect at William Jesseman's prop-
erty off CR 139B. Deputy Bill
'Starling said he used the Taser
after the suspect resisted being
Also arrested on burglary and
grand theft charges, both felo-
nies, were Christopher Hamil_
ton, 22, of Tom Adams Rd., and
his brother, Michael Hamilton
Jr., 23, of Honeysuckle Lane.
The brothers' father, Michael
Hamilton Sr., was also booked
for obstruction for attempting to
conceal the whereabouts of Mr.
The tools belonged to Mr. Jes-
seman, Randy Davis and Joseph
Mcabee and included a $500
table saw, $250 paint sprayer,
$300 air compressor, nail gun
and other assorted wrenches,
saws and equipment.
Mr. Jesseman reported the
theft about 7:00 pm on the day of
the arrests and Deputy Starling
and Sgt. Thomas Dyal searched
the area, discovering a trail lead-
ing to a trailer park on Honey-
suckle Lane. About 20 feet into
the trail, the deputies found the
table saw hidden beneath broken
tree branches.
The deputies proceeded to
the trailer park and questioned a
number of tenants there, includ-
ing Michael Hamilton and Mr.
Arnett about any suspicious ac-
tivity during the time of theft.
Michael Hamilton consented
to a search of his residence that
turned up some of the stolen tools
hidden inside a bedroom closet.
The suspect admitted to stealing
tools from Mr. Jesseman's prop-
erty and police recovered a saw,
paint sprayer, shop vacuum, nail
gun, and two wrenches from Mi-
chael Hamilton's residence.
The suspect was cooperative
and told deputies the remaining
tools were sold to his landlord,
William Staten, for $40. Mi-
chael Hamilton also later said
that Mr. Arnett planned the bur-
glary, acted as a lookout while
he and Christopher Hamilton
stole the tools, and helped carry
the property away.
While the deputies accompa-
nied Mr. Arnett to Mr. Staten's
residence to retrieve the remain-
ing tools, Mr. Arnett ran into a
wooded area behind the home.
That's when officers also learned
he had a violation of probation
warrant from Flagler County.
A canine team was brought in
to search for the suspect, and af-
ter about two and a half hours of
tracking it became obvious that
Mr. Arnett appeared to be head-

they regathering suspect information

9:00 am July 23 and noon July 26, Mr. Roch-
ester told responding Deputy Paul Chance,
adding that for about the last month he had
allowed a female friend, Amanda Weigch-
man, 21, to move in with him.
He also stated during the last couple of
weeks, Ms. Weigchman's friend, Amy Hicks,
22, no address, had been visiting, occasion-
ally staying the night. During that time he
began to notice small items missing. Further-
more, the victim said that on July 23 he saw
Ms. Hicks quickly leaving the residence and
he believes that's when she took the money.
Mr. Rochester had since parted ways with
Ms. Weigchman and couldn't advise on the
whereabouts of Ms. Hicks.
The next day, July 27, two 19-year-old men
were arrested on misdemeanor charges after
leaving the Citgo gas station near 1-10 on CR
125 without paying for $40 in pumped gaso-
line just before 7:00 am.
After the theft took place, clerk Mark An-
dzekzar locked his store and followed the tan
Kia driven by Jarmal Woodard of Jackson-
ville east bound on 1-10.
Deputy Michael Hauge responded to
the gas drive-off call and found the vehi-
cles around mile marker 335. As he turned
around, the Kia began to swerve all over the
roadway at a high rate of speed as the occu-
pants attempted to switch drivers, the depu-
ty's report states.
Deputy Hauge stopped the vehicle being
driven by.Larory Gay, no address, who was
arrested for reckless driving. Mr. Woodard,

thieftaken into custody

vom a deputy Taser rui

ing to his residence.
Deputy Erik DeLoach and
Deputy Starling went to the ad-
dress and made contact with the
elder Hamilton, who said Mr.
Arnett was not in the residence.
However, he was found hiding in
a bedroom closet.
As Deputy DeLoach attempt-
ed to handcuff the accused, a
struggle ensued as both went to
the ground. Deputy Starling or-

dered Mr. Arnett to stop resist-
ing arrest and allow the other
deputy to handcuff his wrists.
The suspect was then Tasered
and arrested without further
incident. Michael Hamilton Sr.
was also arrested.
The remaining tools were re-
covered from Mr. Staten and re-
turned to the victims.

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stolen gas, was charged with misdemeanor
theft, reckless driving and driving on a li-
cense suspended six times.
In other property crimes reported this
Winn-Dixie store manager Gary Briles
reported the theft of close to $900 in grocer-
ies in two incidents occurring July 19 and
July 22.
The manager said two unidentified males
took several packs of spare ribs, snow crab
legs, mini kegs and laundry detergent, placed
the items in a shopping carts and walked out
the front door.
One suspect was described as a black
male in his 30s, wearing blue jeans, a green
shirt and white tennis shoes. The second sus-
pect was described as a white male in similar
clothes. The case is still under investigation.
Jeff Walters reported missing a BMX bi-
cycle valued at $150 from 55 Barber Rd. Lot
7 in Macclenny between 1:00 pm and 9:00
pm July 21.
Richard Gaskins reported July 28 that
the taillights on the trailer he parked at
the Exxon Gas Station on SR 121 over the
weekend of July 25-28 had been stolen. Mr.
Gaskins estimated the value of the lights at
Hosea Belford reported July 23 the tag
on his 1984 boat trailer had been stolen some-
time between 10:00 am and 5:30 pm that day
while he was fishing at Ocean Pond.

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, July 31, 2008 Page 8

Boyfriend empties gas

can in garage, threatens

to burn down the house

Fish family reunion
The annual Fish family reunion
will be held on Saturday, August 2
at the Baker County Fairgrounds
north of Macclenny.
It begins at 1:00 pm. Please
bring a covered dish.

A Macclenny man faces as-
sault and battery charges after
allegedly grabbing his live-in
girlfriend by the neck and at-
tempting to pour gasoline on
her before emptying diesel fuel
in the garage of their home July
Deputy Patrick McGauley
responded to a disturbance call
at the E. Huckleberry Trail ad-
dress when the man's six-year-
old daughter alerted a neighbor
that her father and his girlfriend
were fighting about 5:30 that
The girlfriend, Darlene Dice,
21, told Deputy McGauley that
she and Kenneth Roland, 31,
were engaged in a physical alter-
cation during which Mr. Roland
grabbed her by the throat be-
fore leaving the residence. The
deputy noted red marks on the
victim's neck.
But when the deputy ques-
tioned Ms. Dice about a strong
odor of fuel in the garage, Ms.
Dice said her boyfriend also
tried to pour fuel on her, and
instead, poured the contents in
a rear section of the garage and
into an adjacent laundry room.
The victim then stated Mr.
Roland threatened to burn the
house down and the deputy also
located a matchbook and loose
match on the garage floor.
The deputy said Ms. Dice was
hesitant to provide any further
information about the incident
and refused to fill out a witness
statement, saying she feared re-
taliation by the suspect for re-
porting the incident.
Deputy McGauley later lo-
cated Mr. Roland to question
him about the incident. The ac-
cused said he was attempting to
leave the residence due to con-
stant fighting and that he, "just
lost it," according to the deputy's
Mr. Roland admitted to grab-
bing his girlfriend by the neck
and pouring fuel in the residence,
but only after Ms. Dice threat-
ened to burn down the house. He
said that's when he poured the
diesel and then threw matches at
her, telling her to do it.
Mr. Roland was then arrested
and booked at county jail for
misdemeanor battery and aggra-
vated assault, a felony.
Ms. Dice was advised of her
rights regarding domestic vio-
lence and informed of her op-
tion to stay at a women's shelter.
Two children at the home were
placed with family members and
the Department of Children and
Families (DCF) was notified of
the incident.
Another Macclenny man, this
one 18 years old, stands accused
of head-butting and stabbing
his younger brother because the
brother allegedly slept with the
older brother's girlfriend.
Deputy Jerald Peterson re-
sponded to the Annabelle Place
residence about 2:00 pm July 25
and found the suspect, Timothy
Hakes, 18, and his mother, Ka-
mela Hakes, 37, screaming at
each other.
Mr. Hakes had blood on his
face and right arm and was

placed in another deputy's ve-
The younger brother, age 15,
and Ms. Hakes were questioned .4 ',.
and Deputy Peterson noted blood.
on the victim's left arm and a red
mark on his forehead. I': -
The victim stated his brother
accused him of having sex with
his girlfriend and wanted to' .
fight. He said when he attempt-
ed to leave, Mr. Hakes followed
him down the driveway, pulled a
knife and said he was going kill
When Ms. Hakes attempted
to stop her children from fight-
ing by grabbing the older son B C t
around the upper torso, Mr. Baker Cou t R
Hakes head-butted his brother,
and after being released, stabbed New Rotary Club president Cindy Ray (r
him in the upper left arm where meeting held July 23. Among Ms. Ray's
a small wound was visible, the Rotary humanitarian efforts as well as
Baker County third graders with a stude
Deputy Peterson said. Ray.
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Trucker found dead

The medical examiner's office in Gainesville will determine if the
death of an Oklahoma truck driver last week was of natural causes as
Sheriff's investigator Steve Harvey said there was no apparent sign
of foul play in the death of Samuel Nyambegera, 42, of Perkins, OK
sometime between 10:00 pm on July 25 and when his body was dis-
covered in the sleeping area of his tractor trailer 43 hours later.
Mr. Nyambegera delivered a load of frozen turkeys to the Wal-
Mart Distribution Center east of Macclenny that evening, and appar-
ently then parked his 2000 Freightliner on the shoulder of US 90 just
west of Enterprise Blvd.
Nicole Young, a Wal-Mart employee, told Deputy Paul Chance she
first saw the parked semi about 5:00 the next afternoon, and noted the
cab windows were down.
It was there early the next morning when she returned to work, and
she assumed the driver was resting as many of them do both on 90
and Enterprise. She became suspicious when she left work'about 5:00
on Sunday, then decided to approach the vehicle. She detected a foul
odor coming from inside thegcab andcalled police.-i, aj. .....
Investigator Harvey said Mr. Nyambegeta had a Michikan driver's
license but no known family there. His town of residence was traced
through a checkbook found in the truck, and a bank employee recog-
nized the name.
The investigator said a brother of the man was then notified in a
nearby Oklahoma town. He also learned that Mr. Nyambegera had
reportedly been taken to the hospital in Perkins recently.
Adding to the theory that the death was from natural causes is the
fact that the man's wallet appeared undisturbed.


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CASE NO.: 02-2008-DR-0039

2909 N.E. 57TH AVENUE, #36
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition for Dis-
solution of Marriage has been filed against you.
You are required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to the action on the Husband's
attorney whose name and address is Hugh D. Fish,
Jr. at P.O. Box 531, Macclenny, Florida 32063, on
or before August 10, 2008, and file the original
with the Clerk of the Court, either before service on
the petitioner's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a Final Judgement of Dissolution of
Marriage will be entered to the relief demanded in
the petition.
WITNESS my hand and Seal of this Court on
this 7 day of July, 2008.
Sof.,,, .,,, Al Frqe r
"' AsClerk of the Court
By: Katie Kenried~i
Deputy Clerk

The Baker County District School Board will
hold the following Public Hearing on Monday, Au-
gust 18, 2008 in the District School Board Room
located at 270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny,
Florida, beginning at 6:30 pm.
Approval of 2008-2009 Student Progression
Plan and 2008-2009 Code of Student Conduct
The documents will be available for preview
at the Baker County School Board Office located
at 392 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida
beginning Tuesday, July 22, 2008, 8:30 am 3:00
7/1 7-8/13
MARCUS D. HODGES, Case #21547
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative
Complaint has been filed against you seeking to
revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in accor-
dance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules
promulgated thereunder.
You are required to serve a written copy of
your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Sec-
tion 120.57, F.S. upon Michael Crews, PROGRAM
DIRECTOR, Criminal Justice Professionalism
Program, Florida Department of Law Enforcement,
P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Fiorida 32302-1489,
on or before September 15, 2008. Failure to do so
will result in a default being entered against you
to Revoke said certification pursuant to Section
120.60, Fs., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C.
Dated July 15, 2008
DIRECTOR William J. Romine
By: -s- Maurice Austin, Division Representa-
P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicle will be sold at public
auction August 15, 2008 at 10:00 am, at Hig-
ginbotham's Towing & Recovery, US 90 West, Glen
St. Mary, FL. 32040.
1992 Chevrolet S-10
VIN # 1GCCS14A9N8123367
Phone (904) 259-4774
The following vehicle will be sold at public
auction August 15, 2008 at 8:00 am, at A, R&R,
INC., 10525 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063
2005 Suzuki
VIN # JS1GN7CAX52114879
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that at the regular
meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, August 12,
2008 at 6:00 pm at City Hall, 118 East Macclenny
Avenue, Macclenny, Florida, the City of Macclenny
will consider the below Ordinance for final reading:
Anyone having an interest in this ordinance is
invited to attend the meeting.

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The City Commission of the City of Macclenny, Florida
shall consider first reading of Ordinance No. 08-14, "AN

The City Commission of the City of Macclenny, Florida shall
also consider first reading of Ordinance No. 08-15, "AN

Ordinance No. 08-14 involves a small scale development
amendment to change the Subject Property's 2010 Future
Land Use Map designation from Low Density Residential to
Public/Semi-Public. Ordinance No. 08-15 will change the
Subject Property's zoning from Residential Single Family to
Government Use.

A public hearing on the first reading of the proposed
ordinances will be held on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 in the
City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 118 East Macclenny
Avenue, Macclenny, Florida. The City Commission meeting
will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the public hearing will be held
shortly after the meeting is called to order. Interested persons
may appear at the hearing and be heard regarding the adoption
of the proposed amendment.

The proposed ordinance is available for review at the City
Manager's Office, City Hall, on Monday through Friday during
regular business hours. Should any person decide to appeal
any decision made as a result of this hearing, such person will
need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of these proceedings is made. In accordance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this
proceeding should contact the City Manager at (904) 259-0972
at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing.

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Fisherman celebrates 80 years

Pastor tells how hefoundJesus in ajon boat

Press Staff
His mother's name is Georgia. His name is Bos-
ton. His brother's and sister's names are Spain,
Denver, Maine, Cincinnati and Alabama. One
brother, the only child not named for a city, state or
country, was called Thomas.
Boston Dicks celebrated his 80th
birthday on
July 19 with
a large fam-
ily gathering
held at his
church, First
Baptist of
Glen St. Mary.
There was of
course, deli-
cious food, in-
cluding a choc-
olate fountain
and not one, but
three birthday
cakes one de-
lightfully deco-
rated cake with
a fishing theme
along with a
massive choco-
late cherry cake
and a huge coco-
nut cake. His love
of fishing was
reflected in the
table centerpieces -
- live minnows in
glass containers ..; ,.
inside mesh bait l ''
buckets adorned
with colorful ties l'.
and corks. Dur- '' -
ing the party, Mr.
Dicks wore a fancy --
fish cap. Wearing his fish.cp, Boston Dicks
Friends and fam- cakes.
ily feasted on ham
sandwiches and
cake while visiting and watching a wonderful video
presentation on the events of Mr. Dicks' life set to
background music such as The Good Old Days by
The Judds and Forever and Ever, Amen by Randy
Tim Patterson, former minister of the church,
gave a humorous account of his friendship with
Mr. Dicks over the years.
"The first time we spoke he came to my house,
knocked on the door, shook my hand and handed
me a potted plant," the minister recalls. "He said
'I'm Boston Dicks and this is a Boston Fern. Now
you should be able to remember my name."'
Mr. Patterson then recounted his fishing trips
with Mr. Dicks in a boat he described as "so rick-
ety, even the Salvation Army had turned it away."
When it came to fishing, Mr. Dicks was known
for engineering his own equipment for just about
everything, something that folks who knew him
referred to as "Dicks'n it." Chairs were screwed to
buckets and plastic bags from the dry cleaner were
recycled as rain coats. It was during one such fish-
ing trip, soaked to the bone in a drenching rain (the
dry cleaner bags did not do their job), that the two
men discovered the trailer would not pull the boat
out of the water. Mr. Patterson was instructed to
get out of the truck, whereby Mr. Dicks soon tossed
him a rope.
Mr. Dicks shouted from behind the wheel of the

truck: "0. K. Preacher. Pull!"
"Fishing is a life experience everyone should
have with Boston Dicks," Mr. Patterson said.
Then personal recollections turned more serious.
Mr. Patterson was present on the day Mr. Dicks de-
cided to fully give his life to the Lord. It happened
during a fishing trip, out on the water a fit-
Sting place since
SJesus himself
had called fish-
ermen to be his
"He met his
Lord in an old
Jon boat out
on the lake,"
'- ,said Mr. Pat-
terson, his
i voice cracking
a little from
S' emotion.
.Niece Nina
.. Crews recalls
'her fondest
-. '" memory of
her Uncle
Boston as
-, ^the time he
declared to
her: "I want
to be in
... M-e r b church ev-
ery chance I
S I get. I served
tt the devil
too many

r. don't want
I s M D to miss out
on a day
my Lord."
stands with wife Betty and his three birthday As the
tands with wife LANNIGAN personal
went on,
the mood quickly turned light-hearted
Cherill Mobley remembers being a small child
and riding in the car with his uncle Boston.
"What I remember is he had all these pictures of
pretty women in bathing suits on the dashboard,"
said Mr. Mobley, which got a chuckle from the
crowd. Y;
It seems Mr. Dicks had a soft spot for his foutr
daughters, telling each of them that they were "the
sweetest one."
"He gave me a pretty ring once and told me not
to tell my sisters because he only had one ring to
give and so he was giving it to the sweetest one,"
said daughter Beverly Murphy. "Well, soon I found
out that my sisters Teresa, Lisa and Cathy had all
gotten that same ring and told the same thing."
She also recalls her father's special ministry
for the church hugging every woman who came
through the door on Sunday morning.
"He said it was because some of them didn't
have anyone to hug them and somebody had to do
it," she said.
There were lots of hugs and declarations of love
for Mr. Dicks from his family members. It took a
little persuasion, but several shy great grandchil-
dren were coaxed to the microphone to wish Mr.
Dicks a happy birthday.
"Happy birthday and thank you for taking us
fishing a lot," said one.

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, July 31, 2008 Page 9

Sharing the cost ofconservation

(from page 1)
been a nightmare."
Baker County Forester Andy
Lamborn developed the plan
for Mr. Page several years ago.
Helping landowners develop a
stewardship plan for long-term
management of their timber and
property. is one of the primary
roles of the county forester. The
assistance plans are free.
A stewardship plan can often
include practices such as thin-
ning and controlled burning to
increase the value and improve
the productivity of a forest tract.
"The stewardship plan made
quite a difference initially," said
Mr. Page.
When the Southern Pine
Beetle (SPB) Prevention pro-
gram became available, Mr..
Lamborn made him aware of it
and suggested he apply. He did
and became the first person in
Baker County to participate,
incorporating 40 acres of his
timber into the program. Using
the measures suggested in the
stewardship plan and adopting
thinning practices from the SPB
program have resulted in, "bet-
ter and better trees," according
the Mr. Page.
He is planning to participate
in the SPB program again this
year. He also has additional
acreage he plans to bring under
his stewardship plan and the
SPB program in the future.
"I'm interested in anything
to help protect and improve my
land and timber," he said.
The primary objective of the
program is to prevent damage
and outbreaks of pine beetles in
Not much larger than a pen-
cil point, the Southern Pine bark
beetle is a destructive insect that
can do overwhelming damage
to timber stands. Between 1993-
2002, infestations destroyed
over 36,000 acres of pine in
north Florida.
Infestations usually occur in
the spring and early summer.
During this time Mr. Lamborn
flies over the county looking for
signs of beetle activity, which:
can be easily:seen from the air.

Baker County is one of 44 north
Florida counties located within
the range of the southern pine
The Division of Forestry pays
participating landowners $50
per acre toward approved forest
management practices such as
thinning and prescribed burning
to help prevent beetle infesta-
"The great part about the
stewardship plan and the cost-
share incentive programs is that
you work directly with your for-
ester who can recommend biolo-
gists and forestry maintenance
professionals to assist," said Mr.
"Planting is a new component
to the SPB program this year,"
said Mr. Lamborn. "It requires
landowners to plant long leaf
pine. That species has the high-
est wood density and sap con-
tent, and is found to be the most
resistant to the Southern Pine
Bark Beetle.
Mr. Lamborn is enthusiastic
about the growth of program
participation in Baker County.
He has seen it gain popularity as
more landowners learn about it.

Last year, under the SPB
program, Mr. Page had forestry
maintenance personnel conduct
a fourth row thinning of his
timber, a practice that reduces
competition for water and sun-
light and redistributes higher
growth potential to the remain-
ing stand, resulting in healthier,
well formed, high quality trees.
Healthy trees are much less sus-
ceptible to SPB infestation. This
year, through participation in the
program, he will be planting 30
acres of Long Leaf Pine.
"Timber is a wonderful as-
set," said Mr. Page. "I'm think-
ing about my kids and grandkids
and what it could mean for them
in the future. I would encourage
all landowners to take advantage
of the program."
. To apply to participate in the
Southern Pine Beetle Prevention
program or inquire about de-
veloping a stewardship plan for
your property, call Mr. Lamborn
at 259-5128 or email at lambo-
To learn about other grant
programs, visit the web site
www.fl-dof.com and click on
Services We Provide.


CDBG Amendment Public Hearing

and Advisory Council Meeting

The Macclenny City Commission is requesting that the Florida Department of
Community Affairs (DCA) authorize an amendment of the 2007 Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) in the Neighborhood Revitalization category for $700.000. The
amendment asks that the engineering fee for needed surveying be increased by $22,560.
The project will benefit a minimum of 67 percent of the residents of the city. The Macclenny
City Commission specifically requests that the following budget be authorized:

Water Tank/Water Plant .... $552,000 $529,440
Administration ............ $56,000 $56,000
Engineering ............... $92,000 $114,560

TOTAL BUDGET.... $700,000

LOCATION: City-Wide Benefit

A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the proposed
amendment will be held at the Macclenny City Hall. Commission Meeting Room: 118 East
Macclenny Avenue: Macclenny, FL 32063. on Tuesday. August 12, 2008 at 6 p.m. A draft
copy of parts of the amendment request will be available for review at that time. A final
copy of the full amendment will be made available at the Macclenny City Hall Monday
through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. 5 p.m. no more than five days after August
12. 2008. The amendment request will be submitted to DCA on or before August 14, 2008.
For information concerning the public hearing contact Ms. Melissa Thompson. Macclenny
Administrative Assistant, Macclenny City Hall: 118 East Macclenny Avenue. Macclenny.
FL 32063, Phone: (904) 259-0972.

The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any
handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually
impaired should contact Melissa Thompson. Administrative Assistant, (Phone: 259-0972)
at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided. Any
non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should also contact Ms.
Thompson. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Person (TDD) please call

The Citizen Advisory Task Force for this project will meet on August 12 at 5:30 p.m.
at the Macclenny City Hall, in the Commission meeting room.






Pursuant to an application submitted by Miguel Collazo, III,
Esq. on behalf of D & D Dairy, Inc. to be granted a Special Use
Permit in reference to Section 3.05.48.A.1, on property located
north of, and adjacent to Interstate 10, west of Pine Top Road and
east of Smokey Road in Glen St Mary, Florida, for the purpose
of, expanding an existing electrical substation, the Macedonia
Primary Substation. The Board of Baker County Commissioner's
will consider the request at a public hearing scheduled for
August 18, 2008, at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible,
in the County Commissioners Chambers of the Administration
Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, FL. On the date
above-mentioned, all interested parties may appear and be heard
with respect to the Special Use Permit request. Written comments
for or against the Special Use Permit request may be sent to the
Baker County Planning and Zoning Department, 81 North Third
Street, Macclenny FL. 32063. Faxed comments may be sent
to (904)259-5057. Copies of the Special Use request may be
inspected in the Planning and Zoning Department by any member
of the public. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing a special accommodations or an interpreter to
participate in this proceeding should contact the Administration
Department at (904) 259-5123 at least 48 hours prior to the time
'oflthe.hearing. .. ,

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, July 31, 2008 Page 10


Melanie Barnes,

58, dies July 23rd
Melanie Maloof Barnes, 58,
of Glen St. Mary died July 23,
2008 following a brief illness.
She was born August 25, 1949
in Cuthbert, GA, the daughter
of Ted R. Maloof Sr. and Mary
Maloof. A
loving wife,
er and sis-
ter, Melanie
herself in
caring for
her family
and others
as a nursing
She enjoyed Ms. Barnes
growing her
garden and plants, cooking and
especially her grandchildren. She
was predeceased by her father
and sister Nancy Maloof Gentry.
Surviving family members
include mother Mary Brewton
Taylor (John Pat) of Colum-
bus, GA; loving husband Larry
Barnes of Glen; sons John Hous-
er Turrentine (Susan) of Glen
and Kyle Brewton Turrentine
(Sarah) of Jacksonville; brother
Ted R. Maloof Jr. (Susan) of
Albany, GA; four grandchildren
and many other loving family
members and friends.
Honoring Melanie's wishes,
memorialization was by crema-
tion. The memorial service was
held at 4:00 pm on July 27, at
First Baptist Church of Glen St.
Mary with Dr. Randy Williams
officiating. In lieu of flowers,
family requests memorial dona-
tions be made to Community
Hospice, 4114 Sunbeam Rd.,
Jacksonville, FL 32257, the
American Cancer Society, or to
St. Jude's Children's Hospital -.--

BasilBrown, 93,

Sanderson resident
Basil Harvey Brown, 93,
of Sanderson, died July 28,
2008. Mr. Brown was born to
Coll Brown and Minnie Taylor
Brown in
on No-
vember 13,
1914. Basil
worked as
a city bus
driver for
ville Coach
for 30 years
prior to re-
tiring. He
has been Mr. Brown
has been
a resident of Duval and Baker
counties all his life and was
a member of the First Baptist
Church in Glen St. Mary. Basil
was a wonderful loving father
and loved spending time with
his family and grandchildren.
He was an avid gardener and
loved working with flowers.
He is predeceased by daughter
Glenda Hines.
Survivors include wife of 71
years Aleane V. Miles Brown;
children Carol (Curtis) Kallam
and Charlie Donald (Marilyn)
Brown both of Jacksonville; sis-
ters Ruth (John) Ricker of Jack-
sonville and Irene Dugger of
Sanderson; seven grandchildren
and fifteen great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be
held on August 1, at 10:00 am
at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Ser-
vices chapel with Pastor George
Dugger officiating. Interment
will follow at Taylor Cemetery.
The family will receive friends
for visitation on July 31, from
6:00 pm-8:00 pm at the funeral

Thelma Bryan, 89,

Bradford native
Mrs. Thelma Louise Bryan,
89, of Macclenny died Tuesday,
July 22, 2008, at Ed Fraser Me-
morial Hospital in Macclenny. A
native of Bradford County, Mrs.
Bryan had lived most of her life
in Macclenny. Mrs. Bryan en-
joyed spending time with her
family and fishing when she
was able. She was preceded in
death by husband Melvin Bryan
in 1981.
Surviving members include
sons Joe Lee of Hilliard, Virgil
Lee of Lake City and Edward
Lee of Lake Butler; daugh-
ters Myrtle Lee of Mandarin
and Genevieve Broughton of
Gainesville; 10 grandchildren,
17 great-grandchildren and 11
The funeral service for Mrs.
Bryan was held Friday, July 25
at 2:30 pm at the chapel of Guer-
ry Funeral Home in Macclenny
with Rev. Edward McDonald
officiating. Interment followed
at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Cecil CarterJr.,

76, Army veteran
Cecil Jefferson "Jeff' Carter
Jr., 76, of Sanderson died Mon-
day July 28, 2008 at the Veter-
an's Affairs Medical Center in
Gainesville. Mr. Carter had lived
in Sanderson since 2003, having
moved from Columbus, GA.
He was a veteran of the United
States Army and served in Viet-
nam with the 82nd Airborne Di-
vision. Mr. Carter retired from
his service in the Army in 1971.
and made his home in Colum-
bus. He was a member of the
Seventh Day Adventist Church
in Lake City.
Survivors include ife Elicia
Carter of Sanderson, sons Ron-
nie, Robbie and David Carter;
daughters Helen Holder and
Rose Marie Newbold; step-fa-
ther Charles Tarte of Sander-
son; brother Ron Carter of Rice,
WA; sister Jackie Moslander of
Apopka, FL; five grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
The memorial service for Mr.
Carter will be held on Tuesday,
August 5, at 3:00 pm at the cha-
pel of Guerry Funeral Home in

68th Homecoming
First Baptist Church of Olus-
tee invites everyone to its 68th.
Homecoming on Sunday, Au-
gust 3. Sunday school starts
at 10:00 am, and dinner on the
grounds will follow after the
morning service.

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

Rowena Goble,

91, dies July 7th
Rowena Grace Owens Goble
died Monday, July 7, 2008 at
Holmes Regional Medical Cen-
ter in Melbourne on her 91st
birthday. She was a long-time
resident of Melbourne. Rowena
was born in Lineville, AL on
July 7, 1917 to James and Fannie
Owens. She moved to Florida
from Anniston, AL in 1956 and
worked 30 years in honorable
and devoted federal civilian ser-
vice at Patrick Air Force Base.
She will be remembered for her
quick wit and sense of humor.
Her pastimes were listening to
gospel music, cooking, reading,
working crossword puzzles, and
spending time with family and
Survivors include children
Beverly (Raymond) Harper,
Paula Derrick, Tommy Bolton,
'Reta (Jim) Joffer and Melissa
Butler; brother William Owens;
eight grandchildren including
Robin Howell of Macclenny;
five great-grandchildren; sev-
eral nieces and nephews; many
cousins and a host of friends.
The memorial service will be
held at 2:00 pm Saturday, Au-
gust 2 at the Christian Fellow-
ship Temple in Macclenny. Do-
nations can be made to Holmes
Regional Hospital Heart Center
CICU, Melbourne FL, or a char-
ity of your choice.
Leona Kelly, 81,

Oklahoma native
Leona Le Cretia Kelly, 81, of
Sanderson died July 26, 2008.
Ms. Kelly was born in Koeta,
OK to the
late Ed and
Ritta Keller
on February
17, 1927.
Leona was
a resident
of Baker
County for
the last 10
years after Ms. Kelly
moving to
Sanderson in 1998 from Jessup,
GA. She was the one of seven
children with two older broth-
ers, two older sisters and two
younger brothers. She enjoyed
having a garden and loved to
fish and sit by the pond.
Ms. Kelly was predeceased by
husband of 28 years, James Kel-
ly and siblings Raymond Keller,
Edna Dozier, Lester Keller, Bob
Keller and Olen Keller.
Survivors include daughter
Ritta Bargeron (Barry) of Sand-
erson and her sister Lorene Gray
of Oklahoma City, OK.
The memorial service was
held on Tuesday, July 29, at
1:00 pm at First Baptist Church
of Sanderson with Pastor Bob
Christmas officiating. Arrange-
ments were under the direction
of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Ser-

$ 0
Deadline Monday at 5:00

Helen Lund, 95,

ofWilliston, ND
Helen A Lund, 95, of Wil-
liston, ND died Friday evening,
July 25,
2008, at
the Bethel
Home in '
She was
born No-
vember 16,
1912 in St-
ady, ND,
one of sev-
n children
of Frank
and Alta Lund
Mae (Davis) Eberle. She was
raised and educated in Am-
brose, ND attending Sioux Trail
School and graduating from
Ambrose High School in 1933.
On June 25, 1938 she was unit-
ed in marriage to Harry R. Lund
at Plentywood, MT. The couple
made their home in Grenora,
ND for a time, moving to Great
Falls, MT.
After Harry's death in 1954,
Helen moved to Williston where
she worked at the Bethel Luther-
an Home for 24 years. She was
a member of Faith Methodist
Church, and enjoyed cooking,
sewing, cross stitch and embroi-
dery, playing card games and
board games. She was preceded
in death by husband Harry R.
Lund; brothers George, Jack,
and Jim Eberle; sisters Margaret
Mork, Barbara Stenson; daugh-
ter Jeraldine Fae Reiner.
Survivors include son Jerome
(Carol) Lund of Macclenny;
brother Fred Eberle of Willis-
ton, ND; four granddaughters
and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held
at the Fulkerson Funeral Home
Chapel in Williston. Rev. Don
Andrews will officiate and in-
terment will follow at Grenora

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New Hope for the Community
Five Churches Road
Hwy. 127 Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday MorningWorship 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Videll W Williams -Pastor

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

270 North US Highway 301
Baldwin, Fla.

Locally Owned & Operated


23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J. C. Lauramore Welcomes All

Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Sunday Morning W6rship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.M.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500

Sunday, August 3
10:30 am & 6:00 pm
Monday, August 4 Tuesday, August 5
7:00 pm
Call 266-9198 for more information.
Come learn how to be a gate keeper in the Kingdom of God!!


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First Baptist Church
"A Beacon to Sunday School 9:45 AM
Baker County" Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
SWednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM
Dr. Randy Williams, Senior Pastor
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor

9:00 am
10:00 am

Saint Peter

in the Glen

Sunday School 700pm
Sunday Worship &
Hol) Communion

Wednesday Praise,
Prayer, Healing,:
Holy Communion,
Dessert Fellowship

(904) 259-6689 Glen St. Mary, Florida
1/2 mile South of 1-10 on CR 125, right on Nursery Road in the
beautiful Glen St. Mary Nursery at the historic Budder Mathis House

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

250 North Lowder St., Macclenny 259-5700

Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us
Glen Friendship Tabernacle
Clinton Ave. Glen St. Mary
WJXR Radio Service Sunday.... 8:30 am
Morning Worship Service...... 10:30 am
Children's Church ............. 11:30 am
Evangelistic .................. 6:00 pm
Bible Study (Wed.) ............ 7:30 pm
Rev. Albert Starling Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, July 31, 2008 Page 11

Judy Tapley, 56,

dies on July 26th
Judy Lanette Tapley, 56, of
;Glen St. Mary died July 26,2008.
Ms. Tapley was born in Eufaula,
:AL to the late Frederick Bras-
well and the late Edna Segars
on April 17,
.1952. She
was a resi-
dent of Bak-
er Coun-
ity since
1996 after
Smovin g
here from ,
Milton, 4
'FL. Judy
worked as
an on-air Ms. Tapley
dise host on WJXR radio station
and was a member of the Tay-
lor Church. She loved spending
time with her family, arts and
crafts, boating and skiing on the
river. She was predeceased by
'daughter Cassandra Pittman and
'brother Bubba Braswell.
S Survivors include husband
'of 26 years, Jeffery L. Tapley of
Glen; children Angela Knuckles
'and Christina Gullion, both of
Macclenny and Calvin Tapley of
Glen; brother Ricky Braswell;
son-in-laws Nicholas Ginnetto
and David Gullion; five grand-
The funeral service will be
held on Thursday, July 31, at
nioon at Taylor Church with pas-
'tors Mark Woods and Jim Cox
officiating. Interment will fol-
low at Taylor Cemetery. The
family will receive friends for
visitation on Thursday, July 31,
from 10:00 am noon at the
church. Arrangements are under
;the direction of V. Todd Ferreira
Funeral Services.

Raulerson thanks
SThe family of Novie Raul-
;erson expresses its gratitude to
each. of you for your support,
love, kindness and prayers dur-
:ing the loss of our mother and
grandmother. We deeply appre-
ciate the flowers, cards, food
and comforting words.,
To the Pine Level Church,
Rev. Fred Raulerson, Rev. Gene
Burnsed, Debbie, Lacy and Cal-
lie Crews, words cannot express
our appreciation to each of you
for the beautiful service. We are
sure that she was'looking down
'from Heaven with a smile.
We especially thank Frank
Wells Nursing Home for the
'loving care and attention that
everyone gave her for the past
:four years. She loved all of you.
In Loving Memory
of my Mama
Geraldine Smith
Although it has been a year
since God took you home, I
am so happy for you. You are
dearly loved and missed every-
day. For you no longer hurt,
suffer or worry about another
tomorrow or ever will you live
*in sorrow. All I can do is just
*sit and wait to see you again at
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Cornerstone CMC
South Blvd. & 7th St.
Pastor Keith Thomas
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Morning 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night 7:00 pm

Trudy Sarman, 26,

funeralJuly 30th
Trudy Michelle Taylor Sar-
man, 26, of Macclenny died on
July 24, 2008. She was a dedicat-
ed and loving mother, and grad-
uated with honors from Baker
in 2000.
Ms. Sar-
man was
in death by
thers Ed-
mond De-
Vevo and
Hilliard Sr,
aunt Trudy Ms. Sarman
DeVevo and'
mother-in-law Kay Sarman.
She is survived by the two
little boys who are her legacy,
Taylor and Hunter Sarman; hus-
band James; parents LaMonda
and Michael Moseley of Mac-
clenny and Rev. Kevin and
Melba Taylor of Jacksonville,
Tommy Hilliard of Starke; sis-
ters Tressie (Stevie) Hilliard of
Starke, Dana (Jerry) Daniel of
Sanderson and Holly Waddell of
Jacksonville; brothers Tommie
Hilliard III of Starke and Jona-
than (Elaine) Waddell of Jack-
sonville; grandparents Frances
DeVevo of Macclenny, Bobby
and Dorothy Taylor of Jack-
sonville, Carolyn Hilliard Civi-
tarese and Melvin and Virginia
McGregor, both of Jacksonville;
father-in-law John Sarman of
Keystone Heights; many aunts,
uncles and cousins.
The funeral service for Ms.
Sarman was held at 11:00 am on
July 30 at the Oceanway Con-
gregational Holiness Church in
Jacksonville with Revs. Doro-
thy Taylor and James A. James
officiating. Burial followed at
Macedonia Cemetery, Macclen-
ny, with Rev. Timmy Cheshire
Cedar Bay Funeral Home of
Jacksonville was in charge of ar-
In Memory of a
Loving Mother and
Geraldmie Smith
We love and miss you very
much. You are gone from this
earth, but you will always be in
our hearts.

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Environmental day

camp wraps at park

Renee' L. Gore
Baker County 4-H Agent
The 4-H program conducted a
special Environmental Day Camp
last week at the St Mary's Shoals
Park. Youth attending the camp
had the opportunities for some
very special experiences.
Shoals Park is a large tract
against the St. Mary's River. It is
being developed for a county park
with trails and an environmental
There were a variety of guest
speakers during the week present-
ing fun hands-on activities for the
youth to supplement environmen-
tal and outdoor education.
Susan Kett of the UF Forest
Service's Osceola district ar-
ranged for archeologists to take
the campers on a survey arche-
ology dig. She also taught com-
ponents on forestry and natural
Allan Hallman, biologist for
Florida Fish and Wildlife, showed
the youth animal skulls, tracks
and taxidermy specimens. He
identified several tracks the chil-
dren had found close to camp and
helped them use plaster to cast
and preserve the tracks.
Baker County forester Andy
Lambom did a presentation on
core boring for tree aging and
prescribed burning.
Melanie Thomas, Family and

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

First Assembly of God
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Special Healing Service with
Evangelist Joshua Ben King!

t Sunday,August 10
1 0:15am

Service Times:
Sunday School-9:30am
Sunday Worship---0:15am
Sunday Evening-6:00pm'
Wednesday Evening-7:00pm

Iastor Joshua and Ashley, Cohen and Claire Polls
First Assembly is located at 206 North 5th Street in Macclenny

Calvary Baptist Church

Sunday School
Preaching Service

10:00 am
11:00 am

Sunday Night Servicel 00 pm
SWednesday Service 7:00 pm

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

Sanderson Congregational .
Holiness Church .1.
CR 127 North Sanderson, FL

August 4 August 8 V,,

Monday Friday, 9:00 am 11:30 j

Pre-K 12th Grade

We are taking a tour to Israel Mark your calendar s
Plan to get your passports
(The church will provide the passports for this event)
Directions:Let's be ready to travel!
1-10 west to the Sanderson exit, turn left (north) on CR 229, cross US 90 at the flashing red
light, cross the railroad tracks, or US 90 west to Sanderson, turn right at the flashing caution
light, cross the railroad tracks. The church is on the right side of the road just before the curve
of the road.

Consumer Science Agent for the
Baker County Extension Service,
taught a class on bacteria empha-
sizing hand washing and proper
food handling practices for illness
On Friday parents and families
were invited out for a cookout and
tour of the park with an overview
of the plans for developing the
first phase. Youth participating in
the week of camp reported that
they had gained an appreciation
for the environment and a better
understanding of man's impact on
the nature.
Thanks to all the speakers and
the Baker County sheriff's de-
partment for their support and as-
4-H is looking for adults that
would like to volunteer to lead
youth in outdoor education/back-
packing, environmental education
and archery projects. If you are
interested in sharing your love for
environmental and outdoor edu-
cation topics contact 4-H today.
For more information contact
Renee' L. Gore 4-H Agent, Baker
County at 904-259-3520, email

Associate Pausor
Tim Thomas


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By Alicia Lamborn
Baker Co. Horticulture Agent
Applications for a limited
number of openings will be ac-
cepted through Friday, August
15 for the master gardener train-
ing course this fall.
This in-depth training in the
world of horticulture begins on
August 27 and continues each
Wednesday through November
5. Classes run from 9:30 am-
3:30 pm at both the Duval and
Nassau county extension offices
in Jacksonville and Callahan.
The training is a joint effort of
those counties, plus Baker and
Persons who complete the
training are designated master
gardeners, and are then required
to give 75 hours as volunteers
helping their local extension of-
fice in a variety of ways.
The training classes cover
topics like basic plant science,
insects, plant diseases, vegeta-
ble gardening, turf management,
house plants, pest control and
Master gardeners complete
the volunteer portion of the
training by answering phones at
the extension office about plant
problems, teaching 4-H youth,
maintaining' demonstration gar-
dens and school projects. They
also have access to the best gar-
dening reference materials.
The training costs $75 for
materials, and applications can
be obtained by calling the ex-
tension office at 259-3520 or
stopping by the ag center on US
90 west in Macclenny. Applica-
tions can also be downloaded at

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Sunday School
Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Night Service
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Youth Programs

Sunday School
Common Ground Sunday
Common Ground Wed. (Teens)
God Kids Sunday
God Kids Wednesday

10:00 am
11:00 am
7:00 pm
11:00 am
7:00 pm

Youth Pastor
Gay Crummey


Sanderson Congregational

Holiness Church
8443. CR 127 North, Sanderson, FL


Appreciation Day

Sunday, August 3, 2008


25 years of service


Brother Oral E. Lyons

and Family

Everyone is invited to come and
celebrate with us.

There will be no evening service.



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

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, July 31, 2008 Page 12


Kara Raulerson and Jonathan Griffith
To wed in the fall
Mr. and Mrs. John Raulerson
of Macclenny are pleased to an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter Kara to Jonathan Tan-
ner Griffith of Rocky Mount,
VA. Jonathan is the son of Mark
and Kathy Griffith of Rocky
Kara is a 2004 graduate of
Florida State University and
will receive her master of arts
degree from Southeastern Bap-
tist Theological Seminary in
December. Tanner graduated
from Virginia Tech University
and Southeastern Baptist Theo-
logical Seminary.
Kara's grandparents are Ralph
and Dorothy Davis of Glen St.
Mary and Lyma Raulerson of
The couple will reside in
Wake Forest, NC following their
October 4 wedding.

Chinitta Peden and Kenneth Boggs Jr.
To wedAugust 16
John and Virginia Peden of
Sanderson are pleased to an-
nounce the upcoming wedding
of daughter Chinitta Lavette
Peden to Kenneth Martine
Boggs Jr. Kenneth's parents are
Dwayne and Sheryl Hudson of
Orange Park.
The bride is currently pursu-
ing a degree in elementary edu-
cation and the groom is enlisted
in the Navy.
The couple will be married
on August 16 at 4:00 pm at the
Christian Fellowship Temple in
Macclenny, and would like to
invite family and friends to join
them in their celebration. They
will reside in Washington State
following their honeymoon.

Adult classes resume
The Baker adult basic educa-
tion and GED prep classes will
resume beginning the week of
August 4. Classes are free and
both day and evening classes are
available. For more information
call 259-0403.

randi Thomas
is now at
Tuesday Friday


Ms. Lamb and Mr. Ballard
Mr. and Mrs. Danny G. Lamb
of Macclenny are pleased to
announce the engagement of
daughter Deborah Leigh to Jode
Lowell Ballard, the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Julius J. Ballard of
Deborah is a graduate of the
University of Central Florida
and resides in Jacksonville,
where she is employed by JEA.
Jode is a graduate of Georgia
Tech and a civil engineer with
Kimley-Horr and Associates of
Ms. Lamb is the granddaugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Green
of Macclenny. A fall wedding is

Sincere thanks
To all of my most loving and
caring friends, I would like to
thank you all for your prayers
and kindness you have shown
to my husband and I during my
transplant. Special thanks to
Elaine and C.J. for caring for
my pets, my home and food pro-
vided. Also, Marie for gather-
ing things I needed while in the
- hospital. Finally I would like to
Sthanlck'ti'r.'car group for money
to ease the fuel cost going back
and forth to Mayo Clinic every-

Casey Gray and Steve Jones
August 9 wedding
Oscar and Susie Gray of Mac-
clenny are pleased to announce
the upcoming marriage of their
daughter Casey Suzanne Gray
to Steven Glenn Jones, both of
Glen St. Mary. Steven is the son
of Lewis and Gloria Jones of
Jacksonville. Family and friends
are invited to help them cel-
ebrate their special day August
9th at 3:00 pm at the Christian
Fellowship Temple.
After a honeymoon in St. Au-
gustine, the couple will reside in

Katie Parmer and Adam Wilford.

Spring wedding
Mr. and Mrs. David Thomas,
along with Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Parmer, all of Macclenny, are
happy to announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Katie
Parmer to Adam Wilford, also
of Macclenny. Adam is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wilford
of Macclenny.
A spring wedding is being

Special Exception Notice

Macclenny Bar-B-Q Inc., d/b/a
Woody's Bar-B-Q, is requesting a
Special Exception at 1482 S. 6th
Street for the purpose of selling
alcoholic beverages for on-site

Any support or objections may be
heard at the ZoningAdjustment
Board meeting to be held on
August 4, 2008, at 6:00 pm, at
City Hall, 118 E. Macclenny Ave.

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Art in Motion Dance Studio
105 South 5th Street, Macclenny, FL 32063

Offers dance classes for ages 3 to adult in
Ballet/Point Jazz Modern
Tap Tumbling
Certified to teach dance by the Dance Masters of America
Registration Date
Saturday, August 2nd at the studio from
10:00 am-2:00 pm or by phone
For more information and to registerfor dance classes
contact the director, Bethany Kellar.
Studio Phone: 259-TAPP (8277) Cell Phone: 923-4572

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Olivia Claire Griffis
Sister born July 14
Blane and Cooper Griffis are
pleased to announce the birth of
sister Olivia Claire on July 14,
2008 at Baptist Medical Center.
She weighed 6 lbs. 12 bz. and
was 18 inches long.
Proud parents are Casey and
Selena Griffis of Macclenny.
Grandparents are JoAnn and
Jimmy Griffis and Pat Lyons, all
of Macclenny.

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The annual Fish family reunion will be

held on Saturday, August 2 at the Baker

County Fairgrounds north of Macclenny.

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Grant Gregory, 13, lifts during summer conditioning of the Baker County Middle School's Bobcat football squad as volunteer
assistant Andy Rios spots the young lifter. PHOTO BY CHUCK NICHOLS

BCMS Bobcats use donated

weights to prepare for season
BY CHUCK NICHOLS The team will finish condi- ing grade on their report car
Press Staff tioning next August 7 and will they are not allowed to pla
The Baker County Middle be off until school starts on Au- However, Coach Mack believe
School Bobcats are working gust 18. that this team will repeat as di
hard to prepare for the upcom- Then the boys belong to Head trict champs.
ing football season. Coach George McDuffie, know "It all starts with believing
The high school's head foot- as Coach Mack around campus, says Mack. "You have to believe
ball coach Bobby Johns and the Monday through Friday from work hard and pay the price."
Wildcat program raised over 2:30 pm until 5:00 pm. At a recent workout, tt
$6000 to provide the middle Coach Mack has the daunt- coaches taught the boys prop
school athletes with new weight ing task of repeating as district lifting technique while spotting
lifting equipment and all the champions with virtually a brand every lift. The coaches emph
coaches spent a day cleaning the new team. The program gradu- sized safety and strength.
middle school's weight room fa- ated all of their starters and will Coach Mack believes the tea
agility this summer. begin with a nucleus of 6 to 7 will have a exciting running a
It was well worth the effort, boys that were second'string. tack and expects outstandii
as the Bobcats have been hard This year's team started with linebacker play from this grou
at work lifting and condition- 35 players but has lost 6 boys to Good lUck Bobcats, and kee
ing every Tuesday and Thursday poor grades. up the hard work.
this summer. If a player receives and fail-

4Wildcatplayers get well-deserved break
BY CHUCK NICHOLS including one senior, and one will go to support this year
Press Staff starter went back to West Nas- team.
The Baker County Wildcat sau to play," Mr. Johns said. The Wildcat Booster Cli
football players have earned 10 Despite the numbers Coach will meet next on August 4
days of rest from Head Coach Johns refuses to accept that this 6:30 pm in the high school Ca
Bobby Johns. will be a down year. eteria.
Coach Johns, known for his "These young kids can play .. .. . . . ..
tough workouts and work ethic, and I expect with hard work this
said that he had worked this should be a good year," he said. Calling all Children
group harder than any in his The Wildcats will return to
coaching career. the practice field August 11 and
"This is the hardest I've had will head to Camp Blanding a
a team go for the summer," said day earlier than thought on Au-
the coach. "We're a young team gust 12. The Camp Blanding We build strong kids, str
and conditioning is critical." workouts will end on August 15
The Wildcats lost 21 players to and the boys will return at lunch | : [1
graduation and will start only 8 time. That night the team will
seniors this year. There are only offer their first public appear-
45 kids from tenth to twelfth ance of the new season at the Under 18 regis
grades on the squad, while there Municipal Stadium at 6:30 pm. All other age category
are 45 ninth graders playing at Admission is free and conces- Limited
the junior varsity level. sions will be served. FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE
"We lost 10 kids this summer Funds from the concessions : The YMCA does not turn away anyone

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Special Exception Notice

Children's Elite Inc. (Charles
and Celinda Smith) is requesting
a Special Exception at 5418 CR
23B for an addition to the cur-
rent child care.
Any support or objections may
be heard at the Zoning Adjust-
ment Board meeting to be held
on August 4, 2008, at 6:00 pm,
at City Hall, 118 E. Macclenny

with the inability to pay.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, July 31, 2008 Page 13

SBy Joseph Ruis
Previously, I mentioned the importance of having a proper mind set
and how it can affect the outcome or achievement.of your health and
weight-loss goals. In this article I wanted to go id a little different direc-
tion with the same concept.
This time I have a question for you!
How many things in life come quickly and last? I mean truly last.. I
suspect that the vast majority can find few if any. I cannot think of a
single thing myself. The truth is that in order for things to last, you must
continually work at them.
How many lottery, winners are able to make the money they win
last? How many people do you know who can work for a week or two JessRuisI
a year, and still earn all the benefits of those who work throughout the.year? How many
athletes can put in a couple weeks' worth of effort and win a medal, or even make the
Olympic team?
How-many times have you started a diet or exercise program and given up when you
didn't. see the results you wanted? How many New Year's resolutions fall by the wayside.
after only a short period of time? My point is, whydo so many of us continue to dook for'
the quick fix? -
Getting healthy requires work, and staying healthy requires even more. If you value
your health, then shift your mind set toward a more sustainable approach. Recognize that '
achieving your weight loss goals depends upon the amount of consistent effort you put in
to it. Keeping those results requires further effort. Be realistic.
There are no magic devices, pills, surgeries, or exercises. Placing electrodes on your ,
abdomen will not give you six-pack of abs. Even surgery requires continued effortto reach
and maintain your weight loss goals. The solution to reaching and sustaining your goals is
directly tied to your consistency. : :-;

Pineview involved with Chevy Youth
Pineview Chevrolet in Macclenny was one of 14 car dealers in
the Jacksonville area that partnered in the Chevy Youth Baseball
program that raised $45,655 for Little League teams throughout
the area.
"During the recent season Pineview donated equipment bags,
baseballs, T-shirts and other items, plus made a $500 donation
to Baker County Little League.
The leagues also sold raffle tickets for a new Chevy Tahoe
donated by the dealerships.
Chevy Youth Baseball is now in its third year.

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Baker Wildcats
10 & Under
Travel Baseball Team
Opiz 'Try-Outs
Tuesday, August 5
6:00pm at the
Major League Field

To be eligible, must not be
playingfootball and must not
be 11 beforeMay 1, 2009
For more information, please call
Dougat 259-2020, or
Ronnie at 259-8662
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Saturday, August 2nd Tuesday, August 5
Thursday, August 7
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Final Sign-Up on Saturday, August 9
8:00 am till??
All Sign-ups are at Memorial Field behind the
BP Station on Hwy. 90.
Fee $55, copy of birth certificate and proof of insurance a must

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

Sofa with chair, good condition, no
wear and tear, $200 OBO. 904-234-
7670. 7/31-8/7p
2001 Keystone Cougar 5th wheel,
29' double slide, excellent condition,
$13,900. 838-0035. 7/24tfc
1985 Fifth Wheel-Wilderness, new re-
frigerator, two new A/C's, $1000. 904-
463-1205. 7/31p
Green peanuts for sale Valencia $30 a
bushel, 386-752-3434. 7/3-7/31 p
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
'excelledht condition. Sod herfi''Thafith'
259-4140. 12/9tfc
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs, very
ornate, fluted legs, rare; half round foyer
console. All pieces are mahogany wood.
Southern Charm. 259-4140. 2/3tfc
2003 Fleetwood Pioneer, 33' ultra-light
with slide out, $9,500. 904-748-1018.
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
Free, regulation basketball net, you
move. 210-6543. 7/24tfc
2000 Kawasaki KX-250, garage kept,
never raced, perfect condition $2000.
17" Angler center console boat with
115 hp. Johnson, great condition with
Bimini top, $5000. Call 904-334-1696.
200118'-0 185 Procraft bass boat with
trailer, 150 Mercury, trolling motor, two
new trolling batteries, new tires on trail-
er, dual windshield, many extras, new
upholstery, high dollar rod and reels,
tackle boxes, many fishing lures, power
tilt, runs perfect, clean and beautiful,
sacrifice for $11,500. Call Gene 259-
2298 or 904-497-8144 cell.
Used restaurant equipment, One Fat
Frog, new and used, 1137 W. Airport,
Sanford, FL 32773. 407-936-2733.
350 long farm tractor, 3 cylinder die-
sel, runs and works good, $2500. 259-
3763 or 509-7550. 7/31 p
Steel buildings, 20x20, 30x40, 50x100,
100x100, up to 50% off on erected
completed projects. www.scg-grp.com
Source#112, phone 904-813-1728.
7/24-7/31 p
12' Jon boat, clear title $400 OBO. 259-
9182. Leave message if no answer.
7/24-7/31 p
John Deere Tractor, 5303 model, 65
horse, canopy top, one rear hydraulic,
250 hours on tractor, $12,500. Attach-
ments available. 238-7519.7/24-7/31 p

Want to save gas, share a ride. If you
work in Jacksonville or Lake City and
interested in carpooling, get in touch.

Looking for a fourth rider to Jackson-
ville. Must be able to leave Macclenny
by 6:15 am. Hours are from 7:00 am-
4:00 pm. Call Robert at 259-2423 or
553-4294 or Tammy at 545-0426.

1996 Silverado pick-up, roof damaged
by tree, 305 engine and transmission,
runs perfect, $800 OBO. 266-0058.

1988 F350 dually, tool bins and pipe
rack, $3000 OBO. 259-9649. 7/31c
2003 Chevy Silverado extended cab,
Z71 4x4, 146,000 miles $10,500 OBO.
904-219-0480. 7/24tfc
1989 C4 Corvette, runs good, 350
carburated motor, C4B body kit, wing,
viper blue with white racing stripe,
two-tone interior, new tires and wheels,
comes with C5 speedster hatch, needs
painting, have to let go, $9,500 OBO.
S904-237-7371 Allen. 7/24-7/31 p
1997 Ford F150 4x4, $5500 OBO. 259-
9649. 7/31 c
2007 Yamaha R6, blue, silver and
black, 1100 miles, medium and large
matching helmets, $7500 OBO. 904-
401-5976. 7/17-8/7p
1998 Chevy 1500, 4x4, $2500 OBO.
259-9649. 7/31 c
1979 Pontiac Trans Am Firebird, V8,
301 automatic, needs lots of love,
$500. 275-3095. 7/24-7/31 p
1983 GMC 1500 V8, $1000 firm. 259-
9649. 7/31 c
1991 Ford F150 4x4, tool bed and pipe
rack, $2500 OBO. 259-9649. 7/31 c
1999 Chevy 4x4, Z71, V8, 210,000
highway miles, reg. Service, runs and
looks like new, good gas mileage,
$4800. 259-3763 or 509-7550. 7/31p

Professional window cleaning, com-
mercial and residential. 904-868-1595.
7/31 p
Babysitting in my home, all ages 6:00
am until ? Monday-Friday near 125 &
127. 838-2287. 7/10-8/7p
Is your vehicle interior worn out or in
need of a good cleaning? We do auto
interior restoration. Many service op-
tions available, we come to you.
259-6478. 7/31 p
"7Now accepting antique furniture olf
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. 2/13tfc
Pampered Chef Consultant, interested
in having a show to earn free products?
Great specials in August. Contact Jen-
nifer Royal 838-7257, jen7893@aol.
com. 7/31-8/14p
Do you have a junk car or truck to sell
or haul off. Call 259-7968. 1/l0tfc
Elderly daycare, Lake City. Do you need
care for your elderly loved one while on
vacation? Call the house of love assist-
ed living and elderly day care, respite
welcome, 24 hour care by profession-
als, weekly and monthly rates available.
386-466-0054. 7/24-7/31 p
Art and music lessons in Macclenny
for elementary and middle school stu-
dents. Instruction in piano, guitar, vio-
lin, cello and bass. 904-653-1737.

Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
Female Boxer, approximately one year
old, spayed, house broke, very loving
$100. 904-748-1018. 7/31-8/7p
Chihuahua puppy for sale. 904-674-
9729. 7/31 p
Nine horses with saddles, and game
cock chickens, Georgia Bend Area.
912-843-2093, 904-777-8880, 904-
477-5561. 7/31 p

Found small dog found in Glen St.
Mary. Call to identify. 259-4117. 7/31

Notice to readers:
The newspaper often publishes classified
advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
weight loss products, health products.
'While the newspaper uses reasonable
discretion in deciding on publication of
such ads, it takes no responsibility as to
the truthfulness of claims. Respondents
should use caution and common sense
before sending any money or making other
commitments based on statements and/or
promises; demand specifics in writing. You
can also call the Federal Trade Commission
at 1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot
fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it
sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
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Hairstylist wanted at Cuts-N-Stuff
Beauty Salon in Glen St. Mary. 259-
6735. 7/31tfc
Smiling faces and positive attitudes
New retail hardware store opening
in Macclenny. Positions available are
cashiers, clerical, floor sales, and cus-
tomer service. Part time and full time
positions, benefits. Fax resume to 904-
272-1939 or email human resources @
HAH.FDN.com 7/24-7/31 p
Need Class A Florida driver for semi
with flatbed. Hiring immediately, runs
in Florida, home every weekend. Great
pay. Call Mike 904-545-0548.
7/24-7/31 p
Experienced HVAC service technician,
must have clean driving record. 259-
8038. 7/24-7/31 p
rivers: great pay/benefits, home-,",
time. Regional routes, paid vacation
and bonuses, CDL-A, 18 months OTR
required. Willie 904-354-5586.
7/24-7/31 p
Property Manager, part-time, section
eight experience required, good pay
and benefits. Fax resume 259-8950 or
email ram380@comcast.net 5/22tfc
Dispatcher needed, hours 6:00 am-
4:00 pm Monday-Friday. Good ben-
efits, located 4T54 SW State Road
121, Worthington Springs, FL. Send
Resume: Email belindamidfla@alltel.
net Fax 386-496-2606 or call Mid-Fla
Hauling, Inc. 386-496-2251 between
10:00 am-3:00 pm. 7/31c
Charlton VNS has an opening for a full-
time registered nurse for the Charlton
County area. Great benefit package. Call
Amanda Anderson to set up an inter-
view 1-800-446-9116. 12/6tfc
Full time auto/light truck techni-
cian needed. Must have own tools.
Experience with GM products a plus.
ASE certification and dealership expe-
rience a plus. Vacation, health insur-
,ance and benefits. Apply in person at
Pineview Chevrolet on US 90.
Fuel desk cashiers, variable shifts,
competitive starting pay with benefits,
training provided. Contact Russell 904-
266-4281 ext. 13 or email tal25@mor-
risholdings.com 7/3tfc
Local home care agency seeking PRN,
RN, OT and a full-time PT. Please call
259-3111 for more information.

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I ySAE Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 am-?,
nrcStA 413 8th Avenue, Macclenny. Huge sale, everything
must go, family crisis.
Friday 8:00 am-noon, 228 south of 1-10, first drive-
way on right past mobile home place. Back to school,
^ name brand clothes, lots of nice things.
I Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, 7.2 miles from 1-10 to
Osteen Road south on 121 on right. All kinds of different things,
clothes, tires, table, chairs.
Friday and Saturday, 8:30 am-?, 87 North 6th Street, across from
CVS. Boys, girls and women's clothing, books, houseware stuff and
lots more.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm, Fox Ridge, 702 Fox Run
Circle. Small appliances, Clothing, home decor items, too much to
list. Multi family. No early birds!
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 201 North Boulevard West, Mac-
clenny. Four family
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, North Lowder across from old
golf course. Clothing, housewares, jackets and coats, 270 caliber
rifle, single shot with sling case and red dot sight.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm, End of Hillcrest off Wood-
lawn. Several family sale
Friday and Saturday, 7:30 am-?, 7331 West Madison Street. Lots of
new items. Clothes all sizes. Huge yard sale.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?, Glen 125 North to 139B left, go
to second road on right, Warren Thompson Road, second house on
right. Junior girls name brand clothes, boys clothes size 3-7, baby
girls 12 months-2T, baby swing and other baby items, household
items, toys, and lots more.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, Nursery Boulevard.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, River Circle, left at Suzanne
Drive, right at Thomas Circle, 2nd house on left. House cleaning, lots
of stuff, tables, refrigerator, king size bed, plus size and regular size
clothes and much more.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 7:00 am-?, Behind Fire Station in
Sanderson on Cypress Street. Boat, dirt bike, misc. clothes, TV's and
stereos. Huge yard sale
Saturday, 800 am-?, Road To Calvary Church yard in.Glen St. Mary,
located at the corner of Madison & Stoddard. Big yard sale.
Saturday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, Arnold Rhoden Road, first house on left
from Wiremil.
Saturday, 7:00 am-1:00 pm, 748 North 5th Street, furniture, baby
items and clothes, something for everyone.
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 125 Rhoden Drive off Barber Road, behind
Saturday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm, 8601 South Ben Rowe off Woodlawn,
follow signs. Male clothes size 14 and up, female 16 and up, shoes,
household items, too much to list. Two family
Saturday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 464 Ivy Street. Clothes, toys, bunk bed,
captain's bed, household items.
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 4498 RainTree Drive, Macclenny II. Mens,
women's, boys and girls clothes, name brand items, too much to list.
Four family
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 7350 Mudlake Road. Household items, 36" TV,
Saturday, 7:30-?, Off Odis Yarborough Road, onto East Smooth Fore
Avenue. Many items, variety size clothes, etc. Two family
Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, 4335 Live Oak Lane, Macclenny II. Wom-
en's, women's business, plus size and children clothes, women's
shoes, toys, 19" color TV, household items, electronics.
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, Woodlawn Cemetery Road.
Saturday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, on 23A (Lowder Street), Caleb Trail,
1.5 miles past old golf course. Look for sign.
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, 7027 John Rowe Road.
Large estate sale, everything must go. Entire household of furniture,
clothes, toys, kitchen ware 259-5403.

Notice to Readers
All real estate advertising in this newspaper
is subject to the Fair Housing Act which
makes it illegal to advertise "any preference,
limitation or discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap, familiar status
or national origin, or an intention, to make
any such preference, limitation or discrimi-
nation." Familial status includes children
under the age of 18 living with parents or
legal custodians, pregnant women and peo-
ple securing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly accept
any advertisingfor real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal oppor-
tunity basis. To complain of discrimination,
call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The
toll free telephone number for the impaired
is 1-800-927-9275.
New 1578 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA, deluxe kitchen
appliances, island, lots of cabinets, for-
mal dining and more on 1.5 shaded acres
on the St. Mary's River was $135,000
reduced to $120,000. 904-259-8028.
7/31-8/21 c
000 Homes of Merit doublewide, 4
BR, 2 BA with lots of upgrades on one
acre corner lot., 2380 SF plus a two-
car garage. Must see $128,500 OBO. If
interested call 206-0534 or 655-1445.

Just reduced, $118,000 to $98,500
firm, 10.01 acres of land, West Glen
Estates, homes only. Cow Pen Road,
first lot on right off Hwy. 90. 334-
8581. 7/10tfc
1997 40x24 doublewide Redmond
mobile home, 2 BR, 2 BA, one acre, new
4" well, septic tank and drainfield, one
mile north of Glen, shown by appoint-
ment only, $79,000 firm. 259-6546 day
or 219-2842 evening. 7/24tfc
24 BR, 21/2 BA on one acre 3000+ SF,
detached garage,, large separated din-
ing room, built in entertainment center,
hardwood floors throughout, nicely
landscaped. 591-7418 or 259-6244.
7/24-7/31 p
3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1576 SF heat-
ed on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all electric
appliances, $190,000. Please call 813-
1580. (21GFO). 3/1Otfc
Beautiful home on 3.8 acres, 3 BR,
2 BA, 1996 SF on gorgeous piece of
property, $259,000. 6147 Tim Crews
Road. Call Brian at 710-7477 for more
information. 7/24-7/31 p
3 BR, 2 BA all brick, one acre, many
upgrades, built in 2005, in Glen,
$199,000. 904-735-9198. 7/24-8/14p
Designed for compact living, if you
want an open compact home, we can
build it on your lot. Call 1-800-879-
3132. License #FLCRC-057112.
Own land? Use the equity. Your land
equity can be your down payment when
building. Ask how. Call 1-800-879-
3132. License #FLCRC-057112.4/1 0tfc



Li.R:eal Estate

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, July 31, 2008 Page 15

140 acres, one mile road frontage $6000
per acre. 904-259-8028. 7/31-8/21c
9.39 acres 1 mile north of Sanderson
on CR 229. $103,500. Owner financing
available. 904-813-1580. 1/10tfc
Reduced for quick sale, Otis Yarborough
Rd. New 2080 SF 3 BR, 2 BA brick
"home with one acre land. Appraised at
$203,000, will sell for $189,500. Call
Homes by Gray, day 259-6546, evening
259-4602 or 759-3818. 6/19tfc
4 BR, 2 BA brick home with 1876 SF
heated on M acre in Macclenny, all elec-
tric appliances, $210,000. 813-1580
(18GFO). 4/10tfc
Residential lot 108'x290' on Estate
Street at entrance to Macclenny II,
$59,900. 904-219-0480. 7/24tfc
3 BR, 2 BA with office, 1800 SF, will lease
to own if you have down payment and
job, home on city lot close to everything.
Will sell at a a good price, $115,000, seri-
ous inquiries only. 904-697-7258.
2.18 acres in heart of Glen St. Mary,
close to schools and tennis courts,
mobile homes O.K. $69,900. 904-219-
0480. 7/24tfc
4/2/2 with huge great room 1682 sf
with designer kitchen, covered rear
porch, high ceilings. Must see master
bath. From $145,000 built on your lot.
Call 1-800-879-3132. License #FLCRC-
057112. 4/10tfc
3 BR, 2 BA brick home with 1721 SF
heated on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all elec-
tric appliances, $180,000. Call 813-1580
(8WE). 5/10tfc
Macclenny II area, 3 BR, 2 BA brick home,
inground pool, one acre, $175,000. 699-
3108, 607-1833. 7/31 p
George buys houses you wanted to sell,
now you need to sell. Cash offers or
terms. 904-219-0480. 7/24tfc
1/2 acre in Macclenny with mobile home,
as is, $1500 down payment. Owner
financing. 904-813-1580. 6/5tfc
3 BR, 2 BA home, 2300 SF on one acre,
two-car garage, separate building for
workshop/craftshop, heated and A/C,
$230,000. 259-7997. 7/24-7/31 p
3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash discount. 912-
843-8118. 2/22tfc
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III, 2
large lots $65,000 each, 1 lot @ $55,000.
House for sale, 3 BR, 2 BA in Cannon
Heights subdivision on two acres with a
pond. House has been recently painted,
new ceiling fans, new water softener,
front and back porch to relax on, back
porch overlooks the pond. Call 259-
9715 to schedule an appointment. Must
see to appreciate. 7/31-8/21 p

Country home with 4 BR on 5 acres,
good pasture for horses, $975/month
plus deposit. 904-735-0959. 7/31 p

3 BR house in Sanderson, $695/month.
318-9019 Nick. 7/31 c
2 BR, 2 BA $350 deposit, $600/month.
259-2787. 7/31-8/7p
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on 2 acre lot in
Georgia Bend area, $700/monthly and
$600 deposit. 912-843-2093, 904-777-
8880, 904-477-5561. 7/31 p
4 BR, 2 BA all appliances included,
home water filter, 1800 SF, over Y acre
lot, $1100/month, $1100 deposit. 652-
3951. 8751 Dupree Road. 7/24-7/31p
2 BR, 1 BA in Claudel Trailer Park on
Hwy. 90 in Macclenny. Peaceful neigh-
borhood. 386-365-4508 leave mes-
sage. 7/31-8/7p
Country charm with city comforts, 3
BR,2 BA, fireplace, close to schools,
$850/month with security. Call 465-
3841. 7/24-7/31 p
3 BR, 1 BA home on acre lot in
Sanderson, all electric appliances, vinyl
flooring, $750 security deposit, $750/
month. No indoor pets. 259-3343.
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home in Glen St. Mary
area, $150 weekly, no deposit. 904-910-
5434 or Nextel beep 160*132311*2.
3 BR, 2 BA on acre private lot, ref-
erences, no smoking, no pets, $650/
month, $500 deposit. 259-5853.
7/24-7/31 p


Prices are low, build new and save
money over renting. Call 1-800-879-
3132. License #FLCRC-057112.4/1 Otfc
4 BR, 2 BA doublewide on one acre,
close to city limits, $650 deposit, $850/
month. 219-8089. 7/31 p
Small 12x40 mobile home, North 121,
no pets, no smoking, $500 deposit,
$500/month. 259-3428. 7/31-8/7p
3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes, no pets,
garbage pickup, water & yard mowing
provided, $385-$585. 912-843-8118.
3 BR, 2 BA, Florida room, no pets, no
smoking, lease required, $925/month,
$700 security deposit. 718 Chipshot,
259-9797. 7/31c
3 BR, 2 BA home with all electric appli-
ances on large lot in Copper Creek,
$1800 security deposit, $1800/month.
Please call 626-8428. 7/24tfc
2 BR, 1 BA house with central H/A,
located in Georgia Bend, no pets, $300
deposit, $600/month. Call Rick 904-
259-6101. 7/31 p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home in black bottom
area, $225/weekly, no deposit. 904-910-
5434 or Nextel beep 160*132311*2.
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$575 plus deposit. 904-860-
4604. 3/17tfc

1325 Cassat Avenue

Fire your landlord, build new. Your
payments could be lower than rent.
Call 1-800-879-3132. License #FLCRC-
057112. 4/10tfc
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home located in Glen,
$430/month plus $430 deposit. Call
259-6693. 7/31 p
3 BR, 1 BA house in the country, no
pets, $600/month, $500 deposit. 275-
2865 or 923-2191. 7/24-8/14c
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, central H/A,
no pets, $565/month, first, last plus
$300 deposit. Includes water, lawn ser-
vice and trash. 259-7335. 6/12tfc
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home like new, $700/
month, first and last, $500 deposit. Glen
area, no pets. 259-2121. 7/24tfc
Unfurnished room in home, includes
utilities and water, prefer single mature
woman, $100/week plus deposit. 483-
6032. 7/31 p
2 BR, 1 BA duplex apartment with cen-
tral H/A, recently remodeled with large
back yard. Security deposit $550 and
$550/month. No inside pets. Please call
259-3343. 7/31tfc
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, water sewage
and lawn service included, $550/month,
$550 deposit. 904-334-1902. 7/31p
3 BR, 1 BA brick house on large lot,
great country setting in Sanderson,
$775/month plus deposit and last
month's rent. Call 859-3026. 7/3tfc

CALLING YOUR NAME MLS# 423992 If brick is
what you desire then you will meet those desires in
this lovely 5/3 brick, includes mother-in-law suite,
plenty of storage, partiallyfenced property, 1 horse
per acre& more! $775,000
QUALITY & STYLE MLS# 418571 Seller will pay
up to $5,000 in Closing Costs, all brick 3/2 home;
1.1 acres, spacious floor plan, formal dining sep/
brkfst area, Brazilian wood floors, stainless steel
appliances & so much more! $267,500
design throughout; crown molding, Wainscoting,
high ceilings, glamour master bath, 42" cabinets,
panoramic view of covered porch, 2-story & so
much more! $278,000
BRING IT ON! MLS# 336373 All this rain is
excellent forthis lush .90 acres of Macclenny vacant
land, perfect for new development, comer lot, and
property can besubdivided. $115,000
this great adventure of 4/3 2,286 SF, sturdy pre-
stressed concrete construction home features:
Pergo floors, cozy fireplace, 2 master suites & more!
427473 Overlooking a man made preserve, enjoy
this wonderful stucco home; 4/2 2,424 SF, open
floor plan, kitchen upgraded cabinets, beveled edge
countertops & more. $229,000
WHAT A LOOKER! MLS# 418999 Country Estate
25 min. from Jax, 10 acres, pond, in-ground
pool, separate Guest Cottage, additional 3 car
garage, landscaped beautifully, 2 fireplaces, wet
bar, covered front & back porches, Pecan trees and
stoked fish pond. $699,000
HIGH & DRY IS WHY! MLS# 428488 5.63
acres waiting for you to build your dream home,
surrounded by gorgeous homes & country setting.
404397 A placeto make your own; great bungalow,
2/1 1,091 SF, new vinyl siding & porches, 2 story,
corner lotjust over 1 acre & more! $90,000

3 BR, 2 BA double wide mobile home,
big yard, in good area, /4 mile to 1-10,
$750/month, $750 deposit. 259-2900 or
591-2640. 7/17tfc
14x70 in Macclenny with central H/A,
all appliances, all electric, clean and new
carpet, $600/month, $600 deposit plus
first month's rent, no pets. 259-6966.
New 3 BR, 2 BA brick home on .5 acre
in Macclenny. All electric appliances,
$1100 security deposit, $1100/month.
Please call 813-1580. 7/31 p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, $675/month,
first, last and $400 deposit. 259-7335.

2008 28x44, 3 BR, 2 BA, Fleetwood
$29,900. Call Larry 904-259-1100.
2008 28x56, 3 BR, 2 BA Fleetwood upgrad-
ed kitchen package, walk-in pantry, crown
molding only $38,900. 904-259-8028
7/31-8/21 c
1990 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide mobile home,
you move, new vinyl siding and central H/A
unit, $10,000. 868-5078. 7/24-7/31p
Oceanview condo for rent, Fernandina
Beach, beautifully furnished 2 BR, 2 BA, pri-

SPACIOUS DOUBLEWIDE MLS# 395542 6 bedrooms & 2
bath w/2,024 SF of space to live and grow; huge above ground
pool, 2 car detached garage, two pastures completely fenced
ready for horses! $160,000
YOU WANT ROOMS? MLS# 404867 How about this? 6
bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 acre and approx. 3,001 SF. Used
to be a church, has commercial kitchen, indoor utility room &
storage sheds outside. $199,000
SANDERSON, FL MLS# 397003 Ideal commercial property
in interstate, property can bepurchased for the asking price or
first parcel at $2,75 SF. Sellerwill also consider build to site. Call
for more info $3,500,000
stucco home w/3br/2ba & 1,696 SF, enjoy your own garden tub
w/Jacuzzi, dining room, Irg storage shed for projects & mature
Oaktrees. $163,000
HOMEONTHERANGE?-MLS# 400516 Propertyiscompletely
fenced w/wooden privacy & chain link; Home is 4/3 2,061 SF,
all brick & includes bonus room, in-ground pool w/decking for
summer fun! $255,900
FORMER MODEL MLS# 421513 Upgrades architecturally;
take a look at this 3/2 w/1,744 SF, crown molding, chair rail,
porcelain tile and floating wood floor. More to see! $257,000
custom home featuring 3BR/2BA & 2,928 SF, on .50 acre,
perfectly manicured landscaping, solar heating, in-ground
pool, detached 1 car garage/wkshop;justtoo much to list here.
FOLLOW TIHE.1ROAD -MMLS# 435375 Make it "yellow"!
Established RanchJocated on 61 of the most beautiful acres
this county has to offer, zoned agricultural, 6 chicken houses
40X500; several different pastures. $1,062,000

vate beach and pool access, $1200/week,
$550/week-end. Please call 904-868-5029.

Commercial space for lease. Located in
prime location of South 6th Street. For
more information-call 259-9022. 7/31tfc

SEEYOUR FUTURE HERE- MLS# 396631 Reduced 3BR/3.5BA
two story brick & wood siding house w/nearly 2,400 SF, room
to roam! Lrg rooms, formal entrance, formal dining rm w/sep
family room & more. $200,000
CLEARED PROPERTY MLS# 439504 28.54 acres on paved
road frontage, feared land for your home, horses & cows.
Zoned 1 home per 7.5 acres, sellers willing to consider splitting
acreage. $399,900
COMPLETELY REMODELED- MLS# 428225 Perfect foryou on
over 2 acres, great covered front & back porches for lounging
away those hot summer days; 4BR/2BA & 1,782 SF, textured
walls & ceilings, workshop & shed. $139,000
ALL BRICK BEAUTY MLS# 441380 Just under 4 yrs new,
built in "04, huge estate size lot, over 1 acre, 4BR/2BA and
2,137, formal living room & dining room, eat-in kitchen, large
master suite w/private bath & more. $299,900
COUNTRY LIVING MLS# 440263 It's best, 4BR/2BA 1,444 SF
1 acre property has 2 out buildings for lots of storage, a cedar 1
car garage/workshop & more. $219,900
WEST GLEN ESTATES MLS# 440833 2,300 SF doublewide
home on 10 acres, 4BR/2BA & 2,296 SF, several upgrades from
built-in book shelves marble window sills, garden tub & sep
shower, 2 large fish ponds on property. $187,000
GREAT STARTER HOME MLS# 441524 Located on a nice lot,
home has 3BR/2BA, concrete block for low maintenance and
attached carport. $114,999
VACANT LAND MLS# 440269 Wooded 1 acre parcel ready
for new hd't,; Parcel next to custom briitlMilne that is also
for sale: See MLS # 440266. Owner willing toihange division
of propertyto suit buyer.

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, July 31, 2008 Page 16

Latter Day Saints youth from the Lake City Ward present Wells resident Louise Edwards with a handmade blanket.

Youths' s

gifts at

Press Staff
Members of Macclenny, Lake
City, Lake Butler and Bradford
Wards (districts) of the Latter
Day Saints churches convened
in Macclenny for a three-day
youth conference July 23-25.
The conference culminated in
a youth service project held at
Wells Nursing Home.
The youth, ranging in age
from 14-18, filled the corridors
and rooms of Wells, entertain-
ing and interacting with resi-
dents and employees. They all
wore smart looking Navy'Blue
T-shirts printed with the phrase
" I Stand Steadfast and Immov-
The service project centered
around a talent show put on for
residents. Prior to the event, the
different wards were assigned to
room-bound residents.
The wards received infor-
mation sheets on the residents
to advise them to each person's
likes and needs. Based on that
information, a gift was made,
something that would reflect the
resident's interests and look at-
tractive in their room.
For instance, because of her
love for aquariums and brightly

colored fish, one resident, Cath-
erine Morely, received a fish mo-
bile to hang in her room. When
presented with her gift, the usu-
ally sedate Ms. Morley became
very excited and expressed her
glee over and over.
Another lady, Louise Ed-
wards, received crossword puz-
zle books and a pretty blanket
for her bed, each side of which
was a different shade of laven-
der, her favorite color.
"I'm 93 and it takes a lot of
heat to keep me warm," she
Ms. Edwards looked up from
her blanket at all the smiling
faces of the teens surrounding
"They're all very good look-
ing, aren't they?" she asked
nurse Linda Moore. She hugged
her new blanket, then said "God
bless them all."
Other residents received such
gifts as stuffed animal dogs and
personalized cards featuring
horses and outdoor scenes.
The highlight of the project
was the show which featured
lots of musical talent. The Lake
City youth performed How
Great Thou Art a cappella and
member Cassandra Davis sang
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of all languages, Latin.
Other individual vocal perfor-
mances came from Josh Dicks,
Chelsea Waters and Sierra Reg-
ister. Sara Davis of Macclenny,
who writes, composes and sings
her own songs, performed her
very lovely tune Song Writer
and accompanied herself on
guitar. Jordan Hand'played the
piano and there was also a clog-
ging performance.
After their fulfilling experi-
ence at Wells, the teens returned
to the LDS church in Macclenny
and wrapped up their day with
firesidess," instructional reli-
gious meetings. Then came the
fun: dinner and a dance with a
DJ providing the music.
"This youth conference was
wonderful," said Sara Davis.
"People were crying when we
all had to leave to go home."


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