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Lisa Palleschi funeral Saturday

Lisa Ann Palleschi, 46, of Glen St. Mary died August 19, 2012 at her residence. She was born in Key West, FL on November 12, 1965 to Jim Palleschi and Bonnie Palleschi. She was a resident of Baker County most of her life and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Lisa enjoyed reading, cooking, watching Disney movies and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her brother Jason Robert Palleschi.

She is survived by husband William Geiling; her parents; sister Kimberly (Jeff) Delaney of Lake City; niece Jennifer Wallace; and numerous uncles and aunts.

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Marian Sikes, 63, dies on August 20

Marian Elaine Sikes, 63, of Lake City died on August 20, 2012 at her sister’s home in Colbert, Georgia. She was born in Jacksonville on October 10, 1948 to the late Roy Goodson and Marian Rowe Goodson. Elaine was a resident of Baker County most of her life. She was the owner and operator of A and R Grooming for pets and she enjoyed pottery. Most of all, Elaine loved her family and family gatherings. She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, John Daniel Sikes Sr.

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Public cut out of Taber ”compromise’

More on the continuing saga of “Stop Sign Alley,” otherwise known as George Taber Blvd. in Glen St. Mary.

The newspaper is picking up more complaints from motorists who feel, as does yours truly, that the county’s effort to appease the First Baptist Church of Glen, which initially wanted to close Taber, amounts to silly overkill.

In what the county now calls a “compromise,” four stop signs were erected at Taber’s intersection with two east-west streets — Andrews and South Boulevard — ostensibly to slow traffic north and south past church buildings on both sides of the road.

In addition, the county installed a raised pedestrian crossing over Taber between the main church buildings and others to the west, plus a parking area.

County Manager C.J. Thompson said the plan was worked out between the county and church officials after the county commission balked at the church’s bid to close the road.

Hence, the “compromise.”

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