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Publication Date: January 10, 2008
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More than 1,200 seek

dog track poker jobs


By Leo King
Staff Writer
ORANGE PARK Men and women inter-
ested in being dealers at a new Orange
Park Kennel Club poker room stood at
least 300 deep even before the doors
opened at a Saturday, Dec. 5, job fair.
When the day was done, more than 1,250
people had applied for jobs at the poker


room, which should open in March or
April.
Michael Munz, a spokesman for dog track
owner Howard Korman, said Monday that
119 people were hired. "Ninety-one of
them are from Clay County," he said.
Security chief King Holzendorf of Or-
ange Park has been at the kennel club for
SEE POKER ROOM, 22A


Relief agency

founder. arrest

stuns friends

By Greg Walsh
Managing Editor
ORANGE PARK The arrest of an Orange
Park man who founded America's Heart, a
private relief organization that sent medi-
cal equipment and other goods to many
impoverished countries, has stunned vol-
unteers working there.
"The whole thing
just doesn't make
sense," said Middle-
burg resident Linda
Grabowski, the vol-
unteer coordinator
for the organization.
"I'm waiting to hear
what's going on. I'm
stunned." William Henry
America's Heart
founder William Henry was arrested Mon-
day, Jan. 7, by the Jacksonville Sheriff's
Office on a charge of filing a false report
to police, according to a JSO police re-
port. He was later released on $500
bond.
The report says Henry falsely claimed
that several pieces of medical equipment
stored at the America's Heart warehouse
in North Jacksonville.were stolen in June
when he knew the equipment had been
sold by an associate in Miami. The theft
reports were apparently made to sway
public opinion and give Henry an advan-
tage in a civil dispute over the warehouse,
the report says.
"There have been multiple attempts
to resolve the civil dispute through medi-
ation without success," the police report
says. "It appears Henry was attempting
to falsely accuse others associated with
the building of committing criminal acts
in (an) effort to obtain an advantage in
his civil dispute."
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'Quality' survey seeks your input


Clay Today staff
ORANGE PARK Do you have an opinion
about Clay County's future?
Are you certain that overcrowded
roads are the No. 1 issue here? Or maybe
you feel there aren't enough good-paying
jobs.
Could it be that Clay County home
prices have outstripped what you think
are a reasonable amount for the average
person to pay?
Or are you more concerned about the
amenities available here, such as golf
courses, playgrounds or multi-use sports


facilities?
Whatever your concern or issue, be-
ginning today there is a place for all Clay


County residents to go and voice their
opinion.
The survey, which takes about five
minutes to fill out, is available online at
www.clayqol.com. Surveys can be posted
until Feb. 3.
The Clay County Chamber of Com-
merce Foundation is funding the project
that it's hoped will provide a very detailed
outline of what Clay County citizens want
local officials to focus their short-term
and long-term goals on.
Other partners include the Paul and
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Is this anyway to start a year? Or lost in an electronic maze


I closed out 2007 "on vacation" and
came back to work Jan. 2, 2008. I shoulda
stood in bed!
Our computers are part of a company
network headquartered in Waupaca, Wis.
The Information Technology, or IT, Depart-
ment there is in ultimate control. You would
expect them to be concerned with computer
security, wouldn't you?
Now mind you, I am fully sympathetic
to the view that we don't want just anyone
hacking into our business files. Accounting,
advertising, human resources, among oth-
ers, should be well-protected.
But the newsroom? There isn't a thing


in my computer that hasn't already been
published or is going to be. However, one
gets into my computer only if he knows the
password and that must be changed every
six weeks or so.
If you forget your password, you'd bet-
ter remember it fast or, by the Lord Harry,
you're locked out!
If you enter the password improperly
three times, you're locked out.
If the computer thinks you've entered
the password improperly three times,
you're locked out.
Now, I don't intend to get caught in that
trap; I write my current password down and


Early Voting Starts
January 14, 2008
Any registered voter in Clay County can
of the 5 Early Voting sites!


Elections Main Office
1417-1 S. Orange Ave.
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

Fleming Island Library
1895 Town Center Blvd,'
Orange Park, FL 32003

Tax Collector's Branch Offices
3245 Bear Run Blvd.
Middleburg, FL 32068

1518 Park Ave.
Orange Park, FL 32073

275 S. Lawrence Blvd.
Keystone Heights, FL 32656


vote at any


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8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Monday-Saturday!

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Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
(904) 269-6350 of (904) 284-6350
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put it where I can find it. I also will admit
that occasionally I will make a typographi-
cal error, but in the case of something as
critical as getting my computer open, it is
highly unlikely that I will err three times in
a row after all, how many times can you
mistype just six characters when you are
vary carefully doing them one-by-one?
But sure enough, come Jan. 2 I was
locked out of my own computer.
I called IT in Wis-


consin. They took re-
mote control of my
computer and through
their electronic magic
got it unlocked.
Jan 2 was on
Wednesday; I am writ-
ing this on Thursday,
Jan. 3.
I went out for


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Same results. This time instead of simply
closing it I asked for the Internet browser
home page. Oh fer crying out loud! Here
comes that stupid unknown page again.
with same message, same results.
A few more tries and another unknown
page pops up asking for a password.
For a person who had just that morn-
ing seen an audiologist because of vertigo,
this was just too much; my head was spin-
ning, my stomach was
churning and I didn't
dare try to stand up.
I almost didn't dare
go home for the night
either, but it was time-
to get out of there.
The next day, Fri-
day, Jan. 4, I tried to


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awhile this afternoon
and, when I came back, my computer, as
was its wont, had dropped into a hibernat-
ing mode. No problem there, it's supposed
to. I entered my password. It was refused.
I very carefully and individually typed each
of the six characters that should have let
me in. Forget it.
Panic! If it rejects it one more time, I'll
be locked out.
I called IT. They were busy so I left a
message.
I went back to the key board. I thought,
"Nothing ventured, nothing gained." Once
again I carefully entered my password and,
lo and behold, my monitor screen opened
out before my eyes; I was in!
I called IT back and told them to belay
my last message.
I got part way into a document I was
working on and I wanted to check some
data on the Internet. Relatively simple
thing to do, you just click on an icon and
the Internet Explorer browser becomes
available or so the theory goes.
This time, up pops a page I've never
seen before with a box asking for -7a
password. I wasn't surprised it didn't like-
the password I gave it; I didn't like the
page. I cancelled it as any intelligent user
would do and up comes another page that
tells me I'm not authorized to view the
page I'm trying to cancel. Well, that didn't
bother me too much; I really didn't want
to see it so I closed it and tried again.


access my e-mail from
home as I usually do.


It refused to open be-
cause I was locked out! Ye gods and little
fishes!
I arrived at work, revved up my com-
puter, entered my password and the
screen opened! So now what's going one
here? I soon found out.
I brought up my documents file with no
problem.
When I asked for my holding file, I was
informed that it was not available.
Ditto when I called for my personal file.
Double ditto for the Explorer browser.
To make matters worse, my computer
was trying to log me onto a server I'd never
heard of.
So I opened the "My Computer" utility
and discovered to my horror that four of
the six drives listed had been disconnected!
The files I'd been trying to access are on
those drives.
Now I'm no computer guru but even I
know a disconnected drive does not work
and, further, I knew that I had no means to
disconnect it.
My vertigo was rapidly returning, in
fact, on the way in, it met my disposition
on the way out!
IT came to the rescue once again and in
short order had me up and running. Seems
when I was locked out the first time I was
let back in through a server that didn't
know me from Adam. It probably-iopes it
never hears of me again. So do I.
See ya.


Courthouse dedication set


Special to Clay Today

GREEN COVE SPRINGS The Clay County
Board of Commissioners will conduct a
dedication ceremony for the Clay County
Courthouse Expansion on Friday, Jan.
11, at 3 p.m. Weather permitting, the
ceremony will be held in the front court-


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yard of the Courthouse, 825 North Orange
Ave., Green Cove Springs. The ceremony
will be-conducted by Commission Chair-
man George Bush and Chief Administra-
tive Judge William Wilkes.
Courthouse tours will be available fol-
lowing the ceremony.
Under construction for 16 months, the
expansion will add 89,000 square feet to
the existing Courthouse.
The project's $25.8 million price tag
was funded through Clay County's one-
cent optional sales tax.

Developer details

commercial park

Clay Today staff

MIDDLEBURG -- Business condo developer
Larry Walshaw says he will build a com-
mercial business park called Mayfield Com-
merce Center along Blanding Boulevard
near the Mayfield apartment complex.
The nearly 14-acre site across from
the intersection of Old Jennings Road and
Blanding Boulevard will include a retail of-
fice center, day care center, gas station,
bank and hotel, Walshaw said.
A planned County Road 209 extension
would run along the development and con-
nect to County Road 220, he said.
"We want a nice looking center,"
Walshaw said. "Someone could buy tlfe land
and they would already have water, sewer
and electrical hookups. All they have to do
is build a building."
Colliers Dickinson of Jacksonville is
handling the sales.


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Clay Commission opposes river plan


By Bob Henderson
Staff Writer
GREEN COVE SPRINGS Joining the
growing clamor of concern regarding
the withdrawal of more than 260 million
gallons of water daily from the St. Johns
and Ocklawaha Rivers, the Clay County
Board of Commissioners (BCC) adopted a
resolution Tuesday, Jan. 8, opposing the
proposal.
The resolution cited potential criti-
cal ecological impacts to all communities
along the 310 miles of St. Johns River
bank,
Vice-chairman Rob Bradley said he
was happy to join "our friends to the
north" in opposing the withdrawal. He
labeled the impending conflict, "The Fort
Sumter of the water world."
Chairman George Bush recalled that
a number of years ago, Georgia Pacific
was dumping pollutants into Rice Creek
in Putnam County and the St. Johns River
Water Management District (SJRWMD)
gave the company permission to extend
the effluent line to the middle of the St,
Johns River. He said that, to the best of
his knowledge, no study had been made of
the impact of this action.
The resolution stresses that of all the
counties that would receive the water,
only Volusia has mandatory water con-
servation programs. It calls for the water
management district to require manda-
tory programs in all counties before im-
pacting the St. Johns River:
Furthermore, the resolution says,
the withdrawal of so much water from
the river on a daily basis will extend the
salinity line far upstream with no real
understanding of the impact on the riv-
er's health and fisheries. No withdrawal
should be allowed, the commission re-
solved, until all the potential impacts
have been studied and understood.


The commission said it will fully sup-
port the water management district in
any effort to establish desalinization and
mandatory conservation programs.
Copies of the resolution will be sent
to the members of the SJRWMD, to Gov.
Charlie Crist and to the Clay County Leg-
islative Delegation.
Related to the resolution, Commis-
sioner Harold Rutledge, who also chairs
the Northeast Florida Planning Council,
announced that the water management
district has set up a "Water Summit" to be
held at World Golf Village Jan. 25, 1 p.m.
to 4:30 p.m. The summit will be attend-
ed by officials of the water management
district, planning council, River Keeper,
various county commissioners, including
some from receiving counties, and oth-
ers. He urged all Clay commissioners to
attend. -
Another timely issue to come before
the BCC was the subject of affordable
housing.
The commission had been asked to ap-
prove a funding agreement with the Clay
County Habitat for Humanity to imple-
ment projects to address the needs of low
income citizens. The three-year agree-
ment is in the amount of $350,000.
Bush noted that the county gets a very
low rate of return on sales tax because
of the state Legislature. He said, "I keep
getting red flags from those thieves in
Tallahassee. They keep raiding our tax
resources. There's no truth in taxation at
all; it's grossly unfair."
Bush added that he does not feel com-
fortable with a three-year agreement in
the face of current instability.
County Manager Fritz Behring said
that a clause in the agreement gave the
county power to alter or terminate the
agreement at any time.
Noting the difficulty encountered in
getting contractors to do affordable work


in the past, Bush said, "All we hear is bad
things; it's not a good time to be a con-
tractor." He said he would,.rather defer
any action for 60 days to find out what
the Legislature is going to do.
Bradley said the board could revisit the
agreement if necessary and suggested'mov-
ing forward and monitoring the situation.
The board accepted Bradley's position
with a four-to-one with Bush voting nay.
Later, Rutledge suggested the board
reconsider its vote.
Board members agreed that more
information might be forthcoming in 60
days, particularly in actions from the
Legislature. Bush also requested informa-
tion from Taylor regarding the number of
senior citizens still waiting for repairs to
their homes.
This time the commission voted unani-
mously to defer for 60 days.
As the meeting was winding down,
Behring reminded the commission that
the referendum on tax matters is coming
up on Jan. 29 and asked if it wanted to
take a stand.
Bush replied that he thought the BCC


should hold a press conference to get
information out to the media. Bradley
objected. He said he was not in favor of
using "scare tactics" to influence a vote.
The BCC will not hold a press con-
ference, but Bush said he would "next
week."
In other action, the commission:
Received a report from Eve Szy-
manski, director of tourism and film de-
velopment, that placed the total estimated
economic impact of tourism to Clay County
at more than $40.6 million;
Called for revision to the franchise
ordinance governing commercial solid
waste removal;
Approved an inter agency agreement
with Green Cove Springs covering a num-
ber of items not included in the recently
adopted Municipal Service Taxing Units;
Made appointments to a number of
county boards, and
Agreed to hold a public workshop
on transportation impact fees and en-
couraged potential participants to submit
comments to individual commissioners.
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Developer confirms new theater


By Jim Kelly
Staff Writer
FLEMING ISLAND A long awaited and
much anticipated contract to build a Flem-
ing Island movie theatre is now a reality.
John O'Connor, president of O'Connor
Development Co. and developer of the
shopping area along Eagle Harbor's
East-West Parkway, announced the deal
Wednesday, Jan. 9, with Carmike Cinemas
of Columbus Ga.
"Building will commence in about 60
days," said O'Connor, "We have been look-


ing for this contract for four years and we
are ready to hit the ground running for an
anticipated opening in November."
The 42,000-square-foot free standing
theatre will house 12 screens and seat-
ing for 2,000 viewers; it will sport the
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Dog attack


didn't need


to happen

Dear Editor:
Why are problem dogs left to roam our
neighborhoods until they cause irrevers-
ible harm to humans or other animals? On
Friday, Dec. 28, I walked to my next door
neighbor's house to talk to him, only one
of my dogs followed. After about 10 min-
utes, I observed a neighbor's boy walk-
ing onto Havenwood with two unleashed
dogs, a brown Pit Bull and a black dog.
Since I have had problems with these
dogs in the past, and because I knew my
other little dog was in my front yard, I
started back to my drive. Before I could
get there, the pit bull and black dog ran
into my yard. When I got to my drive, the
young man had the pit bull by the collar
and was pulling it back to the street. His
companion was pulling the black dog back.
The young man said something to the ef-
fect that I needed to check on my dog.
I told him to get his dogs off of my
property, and I started looking for my
dog.: While looking for her, I called the
Clay County Sheriff's dispatch and stated
that I needed a deputy to respond to my
address because of a pit bull attack. I told
her that she had my name and address
and that if she didn't send a deputy that
I would take care of the problem myself.
I was furious. I have been calling Clay
County Animal Control for over two years
about these dogs and they haven't been
able to take care of this problem.
After searching, for approximately 10
minutes, I found my little dog. She had a
very seriouswound on her right side and
numerous bite punctures .on her body.
The sheriff's deputy arrived and he as-
sisted me in getting my dog stabilized for
transport to the vet. The vet determined
that she had a collapsed right lung and
other injuries. They kept her on oxygen
until we could get her transported to
Clay-Duval Pet Emergency Clinic in Or-
ange Park for more extensive treatment.
She was released Saturday evening.
This should not have happened. These
two dogs have had numerous complaints
called into Animal Control over the last
two years. When Animal Control called
me and I told them the address of the pit
bull, they acknowledged that they knew
the dogs. They had even picked the dogs
up several times before, but had always
released them.
Also, this was not the first attack. Two
days earlier they had attacked an Austra-
lian Sheep Dog. The owner did not report
that attack until Dec. 29 after finding out
about the attack on my dog. This made
two attacks that were documented so
Animal Control finally decided to quaran-
tine the two dogs, but then only because
the owner couldn't show proof of current
rabies vaccinations.
Why do we have to wait until a sec-
ond attack or no proof of vaccination be-
fore a violent and dangerous dog can be
impounded? I think this policy deserves
serious reconsideration. If an animal
shows an inclination to attack, then that
animal should be permanently restrained
and maybe even put down, depending
upon how serious the attack was. I am


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Guest Column



Nostalgia for the future


(Editor's note: Peter Rebmann of
Gainesville is a well-known commen-
tator on school concurrency and other
topics related to public schools.)

The older I get, the more I appreci-
ate the saying that wishing is nostalgia
for the future. Especially as a new year
rolls around, we become susceptible to
an irrational hope that the coming year
will eventually be remembered as part
of.the good old days.
As a general rule, such an outcome
is unlikely, and as we roll into 2008,
our prospects seem dimmer than usual.
Nevertheless, we still cast our hope
forward and haul in a net full of pos-
sibilities.
With little but blind faith to go on,
here are some results of a few casts of
the net.
While it seems that racism is making
a comeback, there is reason to believe
that the recent eructations represent its
last desperate gasps. Its last bastion, in-
terracial marriage, has been breached.
Neither dating nor marriage between
races is considered remarkable these
days, particularly, amongst the members
of the younger generation.
We oldsters did not tackle this final
rampart of racism to any great degree


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while we fought for integration, civil
rights and equal opportunity. We con-
sidered it too great a barrier to breach.
Our children and grandchildren, by
contrast, have simply stepped over it as
though it were just a bump in the road. If
they keep on this way, then thirty years
from now interracial marriage will be as
commonplace as interethnic marriage
among white Americans is now.
May they continue on their way in
the coming year.
As the rubble of racism crumbles
away, other issues begin to stand out.
One problem common to us all is the dis-
parity of incomes in today's economy. Is
it too much. to ask for that, while CEOs
and professional athletes earn tens of
millions a year, the rest of us could
make as much as our parents did?
Forty years ago, a yearly income of
$10,000 was within the reach of many
.working class Americans. The equiva-
lent income today, $50,000, is not. A
new racism, international demonism,
has been invented to deflect our atten-
tion from this simple fact. Unfortunately
for its inventors, it hasn't worked as well
as they hoped.
May our eyes continue to open as
the new year unfolds.
Speaking of the economy, the guard-


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ians of our currency seem to have given
up all hope of preserving its value. They
appear to have no better plan for saving
our economy than igniting a firestorm of
inflation.
May their plan be doused by an
ocean of common sense spending by all
of us.
Education is another caldron of
hope and concern. Arguments rage all
across the land over the costs and value
of our public schools. Despite the dis-
agreements, most people realize that it
is education that mainly separates the
haves from the have-nots in our eco-
nomic butter churn.
Perhaps in 2008 we can at least
agree that we will all be better off if
there are more haves than have-nots
when all the churning is done.
Let's stop here and give credibility a
chance to catch its breath. Age may not
always bring wisdom but it does provide
perspective. Nostalgia of any kind is
best indulged in lightly. Too much hope
can lead to too much disappointment,
but, still and all, some hope is better
than no hope at all.
So let's not restrain our nostalgia
for the future too severely this year.
With a little luck, we may still catch a
good one.


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Property tax exemption

deadline set for March


Special to Clay Today
GREEN COVE SPRINGS The deadline
for filing tax exemptions is March 8, says
Clay County Property Appraiser Wayne G.
Weeks.
First-time homeowners must bring
their deed, he said, and if he or she is
married, must also present both Social
Security numbers when they apply.
Weeks said filers should also bring a
title or vehicle registrations for mobile
homes.
He said filers may apply at either the
Green Cove Sprigs office at 477 Houston
St., or the Orange Park office, at 1518


Letters
FROM PAGE 4A
horrified by the thought that attack could
have been on my five-year-old grandson in
place of.my dog.
Citizens of Clay County need to get to-
gether with their lawmakers and demand
that changes be made to the animal laws.
We need to protect our pets, our children,
and our grandchildren from these attacks
by dangerous and vicious animals.
One attack by a human on an animal


Clowns visit

the OP Mall

Special to Clay Today
ORANGE PARK- Orange Park Mall is team-
ing up with Radio Disney to present a fun-
filled circus event, "Clowning Around the
Mall" with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum
& Bailey Circus, from 10 a.m. to noon Sat-
urday, Jan. 12, in the J.C. Penney Court.
Clowns will be on-hand to entertain
and take photos with kids. Attendees will
have a chance to get discount tickets to the
circus, and can even register to win free
circus tickets. .
The mall events are free and open to
the public.


Bookmark

contest
Special to Clay Today
MIDDLEBURG -- Middleburg-Clay Hill Public
Library, 2245 Aster Ave., is asking all Clay
County students in grades 1-8 to design a
historical bookmark specific for the Middle-
burg and Clay Hill area.
It is part of the county's 150th birthday
celebration. The design entries began Jan. 2.
Two winners will be chosen from the
entries submitted and each will be award-
ed a $75 gift card from Books-A-Million.
Call the library at (904) 282-2495 for de-
tails.


Park Ave.
"Once the initial application has been
filed and granted, said Weeks, "you will
be placed on the automatic renewal sys-
tem each year."
As long as nothing changes, "hom-
eowners' exemption will be automatically
renewed each Jan. 1" he explained.
Homeowners who file will get a re-
newal notice in the mail each January,
and if the homeowners till live in the home
and qualify for the exemption, the will not
hve to do anything.
For more details, call either 284-6305
in Green Cove Springs or 278-0803 in Or-
ange Park.


can be deemed cruelty to animals. Yet,
these dangerous animals are running free
with. little being done.
Another thing that needs to be ad-
dressed is that when we call the sheriff's
department to report an animal attack,
they should send an officer along with An-
imal Control. If the deputy had not arrived
when he did, I might have taken matters
into my own hands and done something
for which I could have been charged.
Change is needed. We not only need
to change the laws that allow.these dan-
gerous dogs to run loose, but we need to
change the policies that leave us on our
own to handle these situations.
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By Cindy Bosnyak
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ORANGE PARK Calling all "Adult
Vocalists" who are interested in sing-
ing for competition at the 3rd Annual
Wizard of Oz Festival, Oz-Idol Con-
test, to be held March 8 and 9 at the
Orange Park Mall.
Come out, come out, where ever
you are and sing some of the fa-
mous songs from the movie, Wizard
of Oz, such as "Over the Rainbow," "If
I Only Had A Brain," "If I Only Had A
Heart" and many others.
There will be three categories
judged: Clay County Junior High


Schools, Clay County Senior High
Schools and Adults in Clay County.
Each class will compete for first
place winner, with top winner of all
three categories judged on Sunday,
March 9. High School competition
will be held on stage on Saturday,
March 8 with the adult competition
on Sunday. Competition starting at
1:15 p.m. both days.

Various Munchkins will be ap-
pearing original cast members from
the 1939 MGM movie, Wizard of Oz.
For more information and an au-
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Bowl America draws young and old to lanes


By Kelley Chambers
Correspondent
ORANGE PARK Bowl America
attracts old and young after 20
years in business.
Heather Sharp has been
bowling since she was six years
old and knows what it takes to be
a straight-shooter. As the only
girl in one of the four leagues she
plays in, the home schooled stu-
dent even knows how to make the
trademark shoes look stylish.
Still, Sharp said words can't
describe why she has been wear-
ing them so long.
"You have to have the drive,"
said Sharp, 14. "It's. just the
thrill. I don't know how to explain
it. It's (about) competing with
each other and learning your own
(techniques)."
Sharp and her mother drive
25 miles three nights a week to
Bowl America in Orange Park.
The modest venue off Blanding
Boulevard has been a source of
fun and entertainment for resi-
dents .of both Clay and Duval
Counties for more than 20 years
and continues to attract bowlers
for its key location and family
friendly atmosphere.
Although it has been a local
hot spot for years, Bowl America
still remains one of Orange Park's
best-kept secrets, said Manager
Elois Gay, manager of the bowling
center on-and-off since 1979.
"A lot of people don't even know we're
here because we sit back off the road,"
Gay said, "but it's the only bowling center
in Clay County. That's an advantage."
I Bowl America offers youth, adult
and senior leagues year-round and hosts


Rebecca Krueger of Orange Park celebrates after doing
well during her turn on the lane. STAFF PHOTO BY GREM WALSH
Orange Park resident Mae Davidson may be 92 years old, but
Left: Chad Kite of Orange Park meets friends at the she doesn't let that stop her from coming to Bowl America
bowling alley every other week for some fun times. often.


dance has dropped somewhat over years
past, something Gay and her regulars
attribute not so much to location but to
simple trickle-down economics and the
housing market slump.
Bowler John Clawson. believes the
decrease in leagues has a lot to do with


fluctuating gas prices. A Bowl America
regular and bowler for 23 years, the drive
is well worth the amount of stress relief
an evening at the alley often provides.
"I really enjoy the time hanging out
with my buddies," said Clawson, 39. .
Clawson's league buddy, Jim McLeod',


couldn't agree more. Both he and Claw-
son have enjoyed each other's presence
on the Guys and Dolls bowling league for
about -10 years, meeting once a week to
let off some steam with a few laughs and
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Bowl America
FROM PAGE 6A

hopefully, just as many strikes.
"I can let off some stress (when I) fire
that baby down there," said McLeod, 46.
"What I enjoy most though is getting to see
friends I wouldn't normally get to see."
Bowl America's 32 lanes, laid back at-
mosphere, and deliciously-assorted snack
bar also attracts teens and bowling begin-
ners like Michael Huffer, whose father
and league member got him into the sport
as a way for the two to spend some quality
time together.


"It's just fun," Huffer said. "Overall, it
also has something to do with me staying
out of trouble."
"This is a family environment," Gay
said. "It's not just a sport for men or
women or children, it's a sport for any-
body. As long as they're having fun (com-
petition) really doesn't matter."
Aside from the social times Bowl
America offers, bowling is also surpris-
ingly a physical skill, one that teaches
self-discipline and hand-eye coordina-
tion. Sharp said she never leaves a night
of bowling without feeling she's given both
her body and mind a solid training.
"I sweat," said Heather, laughing. "It
works out your arms and legs, especially."


CORRESPONDENT PHOTO BY KE.LEY CHAMBERS
Manager Elois Gay and employee Jonathan Jowers await cutsomers inside Bowl America.


STAFF PHOO BY GREG WALSH
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State gives KH Airpark $1 million to upgrade


By Alda Mallard
Correspondent
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS It is Christmas in
January for Keystone Heights and the Key-
stone Airpark thanks to an award from the
governor's office to the tune of $998,482
for the "Camp Blanding-Keystone Heights
Airport" project.
At Monday's meeting, Mayor Mary Lou
Hildreth reported the $998,482 award
includes $410,000 for paving an existing
dirt road between the Keystone Airpark
and Camp Blanding; $170,000 for a Com-
merce Road that will open up the Indus-
trial Park at the Airpark; $225,000 for
T-hangars, $164,400 for fire suppression,
and $29,082 for Clay County Development


Authority Administrative Support.
"The road will provide jobs even
though it is in Bradford County (the Key-
stone Airpark is located in both Bradford
and Clay counties)," said Hildreth. She
added, "Keystone Heights will see the
majority of those dollars."
Hildreth continued, "This money will
be a boon to Keystone Heights, and the
Keystone Heights Airpark."
The award came not a moment too
soon as the Keystone Airpark has been
dealing with funding problems due to a
May fire that damaged the airpark and
devastated timber that is used as a major
source of revenue.
Besides burning 600 acres of timber,
the fires left the airpark with a $725,000


loss which included $575,000 in the value
of lost trees, $5,270 to repair and re-
place runway lights damaged by the fire,
$105,000 to $115,000 to clear the land
and replace the trees, $20,000 in road
repairs from fire damage and feeder road
cuts, and 10 percent contingency.
Theree is no chance of recouping
those funds because the timber that was
to be sold was part of the trees that were
burned, and funds to be used to build a
commerce road to open up the industrial
park and to complete T-hangars were
no longer available and if that was not
enough, the airpark was besieged with a
beetle infestation in the trees that were-
singed and were thought to be viable.-
Thus. those trees had to be cut down.


Robert Canady, chairman of the Keystone
Airpark Authority, said the trees would be
replanted, but it would take 15-20 years
for those trees to be ready for harvest.
The financial outlook for the Keystone
Airpark was bleak, so Hildreth and Ca-
nady joined forces and hit the pavement
looking for funding.
"We worked very hard after the fires,"
said Hildreth, adding they went to Talla-
hassee looking for help from Gov. Charlie
Crist and the Legislature.
The award notification letter from Dale
A. Brill, director of the Office of Tourism,
Trade & Economic Development for the
Office of the Governor, stated that all ap-
propriate measures were taken to ensure
the availability of funds for the project.


Three sheriff candidates debate without Beseler


By Jim Kelly
Staff Writer
ORANGE PARK Clay County Sheriff
Rick Beseler didn't show to debate with
three who want his job. He sent a letter
instead.
In the letter read by FOP Lodge 104
President Jeff McAdams, the sheriff cited
a scheduling conflict as his primary reason
.for not attending; secondly Beseler asked
the FOP if it isn't a little early for a debate
since none of the three announced candi-
dates has qualified to run for his office yet.
With the letter read, the "candidates"
made opening introductory statements.
Leroy Ennis, a former Clay County sher-
iff's office deputy, said his 23 years on the
Clay County Sheriff's Office force, most of
it in traffic patrol, tell him that a change
*is needed from the current sheriff. The
morale of deputies has gone down in the
past three years because the sheriff re-
fuses to negotiate with the FOP union and
accept arbitration. :
Throughout the debate, Ennis pressed
hard on the fact that so many disenchant-
ed deputies have left due to a lack of pro-
fessionalism and lack of cooperation with
other agencies. He promised to bring back
the good old days of old-fashioned sharing
of information with nearby law enforce-
ment agencies.
As a traffic patrolman, Ennis ada-
mantly disagreed with the current plan to
stop as much soeedina in the county as a


way to identify other crime breakers dur-
ing the routine stop.
"Stopping speeders does not work,"
said Ennis. "We need to reorganize and
prioritize so we are looking in the right
places for law breakers."
Ennis said he promotes the team con-


much control of personnel issues; he sup-
ports collective bargaining and binding
arbitration with Fraternal Order of Police
Lodge No. 104.
Ennis.said he believes privatization
of corrections officers in Clay County is
a good thing, but because he is unfamiliar


"Stopping speeders does not work.
We need to reorganize and prioritize so
we arelooking in the right places for
law breakers."
candidate Leroy Eimis


cept, working with deputies and working
with union arbitration as a means of break-
ing the current impasse. When asked how
the sheriff should prepare for future county
growth, Ennis said 'te hasn't thought that
through as yet. He will wait until the prop-
erty tax issue is decided by voters.
He would put more deputies on eve-
ning and overnight patrol where they are
currently short-handed. Even doing so,
he said combating violent crime, which is
often perpetrated by a relative, would be
hard to alleviate since most violent crime
results in investigation after the crime
than.being in a position to know about it
in time to stop it from happening.
Ennis said that the sheriff has too


with jail set up, he would want correction-
al officer input before making a decision.
Ennis's quote of the night: "This sheriff
has lost his mind, writing speeding tickets
does not prevent crimes."
In his closing statement Ennis said he
is hard-working, believes in fair treatment
for all police officers, and, as sheriff, he
will support the FOP.
Gafy Newman is a retired Naval Air
Station Jacksonville police chief. He has
resided in Clay County for 30 years. New-
man said he has a vast knowledge of both
civilian .and military-federal law enforce-
ment. As a criminal investigator, Newman
has investigated crimes from murder to
shoplifting.


He has been charged with preparing
the Naval Air Station as a secure venue for
two presidents and ensured coordinating
security for 200,000 visitors who came to
NAS just after 9/11 for an air show.
Newman said his greatest concern for
Clay County is higher crime rates with less
solved crime. He said deputies no longer
-reach out to the citizens and gain valuable
information about criminal activity from
them. He wants to change all that.
Newman also said he believes in
teamwork and open communication, and
believes in the FOP effort. He wants to
work with the union to solve perceived
problems. Newman said he has a plan
to redesign and improve jail occupancy
above the .475-bed capacity without hav-1
ing to uild new facilities elsewhere.
Re said itisnimnwtopreare for
futuite growth trainn for national Tdi
saster and how ;to police a new super-
highway planned for Clay County. "
Newman said he wondered whytie
sheriff didn't hire 25 new deputies that
he had the money to hire; instead accord-
ing to Newman, he returned the money
to the county. Newman wants the state
to look at the Clay County jail and decide
if it meets state personnel standards; he
refers to all citizens, including prisoners,
as customers.
'"They deserve to be-treated profes-
sionally," said Newmani;' "
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Tree planting scheduled


Clay Today Staff
GREEN COVE
SPRINGS Clay Coun-
ty is beginning to cel-
ebrate the county's
150th birthday.
County His-
torical Commission
chair Cynthia Stone
said celebrants will
be planting a Sesqui-
centennial Oak on Fri-
day. Jan. 18.


The event will be held at 3
p.m. at Old City Hall. They
will first meet in the cur-
rent City Hall chambers,
then go across the street
to the old City Hall. for
the planting.
Updates will be
posted on the com-
mission's web page, at
www.claycountyl 50.tri-
pod.comn/which is hosted
by the county.


Simon comedy back


on theater stage


Special to Clay Today

ORANGE PARK- Orange Park Community
Theater will present the Neil Simon com-
edy "Come Blow Your Horn" from Jan. 11
to Feb. 2.
Young Alan Baker is enjoying bach-
elor life until his younger brother
wants to get in on the fun and games.
His father joifls them, concerned that
his sons aren't getting married, and
his mother wants to know what's going
on with the phone ringing all the time.
Young women come and go at all hours,
and no one is getting much rest, least


of all Alan, who just wants to keep his
independence.
Come Blow Your Horn is vintage Neil
Simon, so you can count on plenty of
laughter.
Tickets are $15, or $13 with a senior,
student or military discount.
Show dates are Jan. 11-12, 18-19,
25-26, 31 and Feb 1-2, with performanc-
es beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees
are at 3 p.m. Jan. 20 and 27.
All performances will be held at the
theater, 2900 Moody Ave. For reserva-
tions, call (904) 276-2599 or go online
www.OPCT.org.


Beseler
FROM PAGE 8A,
Mike Taylor said he has worked in
several parts of Florida as a property,
and sex crimes investigator and even
as a part of the Miami sniper SWAT
team. Taylor says leadership is the key
to his success.
"I commit to make sure you have
the best equipped, best trained po-
lice force that the county can afford,'
Taylor told the assemblage, "This will
include cross-training so that officers
are more effective in all areas of crime
investigation."
Taylor is also a team player stat-
ing that he would not ask any officer to
do what he wouldn't do himself. "I will
instill a sense of personal leadership,
competency and loyalty in my employ-
ees by example, not simply demanding
it," said Taylor. "We will clean up our
own house, restore professionalism
and ensure people are comfortable
inside and then we will go after drugs
and gangs."


On the issue of improving the jail
house: "I would make it a top-priority
to train jail personnel, to make sure
no pay disparity exists," said Taylor,
"and I would work to address the over-
crowding issue and make a proposal to
Clay County Commissioners about how
to solve that problem."
Taylor said his priority would be to
provide public safety, not public show.
He would encourage citizen participa-
tion and volunteer activity. If others see
needs unmet, he would encourage their
input so that members take ownership
and help resolve issues at hand.
All three prospective candidates
were asked how long they wanted to
stay in office. Both Newman and Ennis
said two terms, but Taylor said he will
stIay as long as the voters want him to
stay. "I wouldn't have retired from the
Florida Department of Law Enforce-
ment now except I cannot run for sher-
iff of Clay County without retiring, but
I am not ready to quit yet."
All three candidates expressed a
desire to continue the debate in the
future.


Church discusses 'pure sex'


Special to Clay Today

ORANGE PARK An Orange Park church
has begun a five-week series on the role
of sex in a Christian home.
People with questions about what God
has to say about sex can find answers at
New Life Fellowship Church, 1045 Bland-
ing Blvd, Suite 209. The church began the
five-week teaching series Jan. 6 called


"Pure Sex."
"We believe the word 'sex' has been
kept quiet in our churches and yet the
media, with TV and commercials, has
glorified it to the extent that our cul-
ture doesn't even know what God's
view of sex is anymore," Pastor Bob
Morrow said.
For more information go online to
www.4NLF.com or call (904) 272-4655.


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Business appeals to home school families


By Kelly J. Stigliano
Correspondent
ORANGE PARK For years Clay County
families desiring to purchase curriculum
and other homeschooling supplies had to
travel to Jacksonville or use mail order.
Now there is a new option in Orange
Park.
Dan and Mary Horner have just
opened Home Sweet Homeschool, a store
offering a variety of curriculum, literature
for all ages, home school supplies, games,
classes and classroom rental.
Their new facility is housed in a
charming vintage home at 634 Kingsley
Ave. With two rooms upstairs there is
ample room for classes. They will soon be
offering science classes as well as guitar,
piano and keyboard lessons. Computer
Explorers offering engineering and robot-
ics courses are on the agenda for students
in grades 3-12.
For adults interested in learning more
about home schooling in general, "How To
Homeschool" classes are being planned.
The curriculum available is for grades
Pre-K through college prep. If the Horners
don't have it on hand, they can order it for
you. They offer unit studies, hands-on and
educational gadgets, games and electives.
Desiring to make it an all-inclusive
family store, they also have home d6cor,
home school T-shirts, parenting books,
teen books, and literature for all ages.
The homey atmosphere offers a study
area for the students of shopping parents.
They have book clubs for teens and chil-
dren and will soon offer one for moms, as


well. Their web site will be up and run-
ning soon.
Mary has been the Children's Pastor
at Celebration Church in Orange Park for
three years. She recently took a month
off and began to soul search. Slowing
her schedule down and welcoming some
introspective time, she began to realize
that she really wanted to help other home


schooling families in the area.
While living in North Dakota, Mary ran
a state licensed day care in her home for
five years. After they moved to Florida,
she managed a couple of stores in the Av-
enues Mall, so business management is
not new to her.
Having been a home school mom her-
self for the past six years, Mary hopes
Home Sweet Homeschool will be a hub for
home school support groups and individu-
als. There is a community bulletin board
on site, as well.
"People home school for different rea-
sons, not necessarily for one particular


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Sarah and Christian,
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why she and her husband decided to home
school their children she said, "In kinder-
garten the school couldn't stand on the
values we were teaching our children."
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Special to Clay Today
ORANGE PARK St. Johns River Commu-
nity College will hold information sessions
for parents and students interested in the
dual enrollment program from 6-7 p.m.
Jan. 24 at the Thrasher Horne Center
for the Arts, Suites A and B, Orange Park
Campus, 283 College Drive.
The dual enrollment program offers
accelerated high school seniors and eligi-
ble juniors the opportunity to earn college
credit while earning credit toward a high
school diploma. College credits earned
are transferable to Florida's state univer-
sities, and tuition and lab fees are free for
all dual enrollment students.
Classes are offered locally at high
schools and at SJRCC's four locations.
Public and private high school stu-
dents as well as home-schooled students :., PH.omSPECUALTOCCLAYAY
are served by this program that was cre- h S .. .
ated by Florida Statute 1007.271 and is Chess w inners
governed by state law. These students were the top finishers of the Green Cove Springs Junior High Chess lubTournament on Saturday, Dec., 15 in the schools cafeteria.
For more information, contact SJRCC's Shown are, fromjeft: Paul Mahla, fourth place; Brandon Luke, first place; Lewis Jackson, club sponsor and teacher; Shannan Jackson, third place;
dual enrollment office at (386) 312-4136 and Landon Luke, second place.
or visit online at sjrcc.edu.


County names school employees of the year


By Clay Today Staff
GREEN COVE SPRINGS -The Clay County
School District said this week they have
named the employees of the year in each
school.
Darlene Mahla, public relations offi-
cer of the county school district, said five
finalists for 'Employee of the Year' should
be announced soon.


The Support Employees, in addition to
the Teachers of the Year, will be honored
at an awards ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 29,
at the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts
at 7 p.m.
The winners from each school are:
Jeri Kreier, Argyle Elementary; Renee
Taylor, Bannerman Learning Center;'
Debra Jones, Charles E. Bennett Elemen-
tary; Renee Justus, Clay High School;
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Cindy Watson, Clay Hill Elementary; Bon-
nie Dubberly, Coppergate Elementary;
Neha Dave, Doctors Inlet Elementary;
Cheryl Bennett, Fleming Island Elemen-
tary; Frank Pontore, Fleming Island High;
Mariela Haynes, Green Cove Springs Ju-
nior High; Angela Sammons, Grove Park
Elementary.
Other winners are Rhonda Harper,
Keystone Heights Elementary; Beckie


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High; Debbie Schumacher, Lake Asbury
Elementary; Alice Crews, Lake Asbury
Junior High; Hugo Koehbler, Lakeside El-
ementary; Adrenne Deason, Lakeside
Junior High; Pamela Hargraves, McRae
Elementary; Margie Koecher, Middleburg
Elementary; Libby Haydu, Middleburg
High School; and Dennis Brown, Mont-
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Clay Today staff
JACKSONVILLE The long-awaited open-
ing of Mercedes-Benz of Orange Park has
finally occurred.
The new Blanding Boulevard dealer-
ship, owned by Brumos Motor Cars Inc.
of Jacksonville, had a "soft opening"
Thursday, Jan. 3, that drew immediate
customer attention.
"We sold our first car on Thursday,"
said Tim O'Sullivan, president of the Or-
ange Park dealership. "The people drove
in and said they had been watching for
when the dealer-
ship would open.
We ended up selling
them a car."
Blanding Boule-
vard north of 1-295
is packed with new
and used car deal-
erships, but the new
$10 million dealer- Tim O'Sullivan
ship immediately
stands out.for its architectural beauty.
The Stellar Group built the 43,000-
square-foot facility, which is marked by a
large glass showroom that showcases the
eight different models of Mercedes-Benz
automobiles and four SUV models. Pre-
owned vehicles will also be sold.
The business will employ about 50
people, O'Sullivan said.
"The market has certainly grown and
we wanted to provide a convenient loca-
tion for our customers in Clay County
and south part of the Jacksonville metro'
area," O'Sullivan said. "We think we have
a wonderful facility and group people
who will serve the area for a long time
to come."
While most people are familiar with
the Mercedes-Benz brand, many might in-
correctly assume the brand would be out
of their financial reach. But O'Sullivan
said that's not the case.
New cars begin at $31,975 and come
with the same warranties and quality
workmanship that are in Mercedes-Benz
vehicles costing more than $160,000,
O'Sullivan said.
"Mercedes-Benz is the most aspired
to brand of car in the world," O'Sullivan
said. "It's what most people want to own.
"It's very affordable. It has a lot value
and when you compare it to other vehicles
it's not so out of reach."
The dealership has lease and financ-
ing options that make purchasing one
within reach.
Customers purchasing from the deal-
ership will also get the backing of Bru-
mos Motor Cars Inc., a well-established

Super Center

opens in March
Clay Today staff
ORANGE PARK A new Wal-Mart Super
Center on Blanding Boulevard will be
opening in about three months, according
to a store manager.
Stanley Klitsch, manager of the cur-
rent Wal-Mart at 661 Blanding Blvd., said
the new store will open on Friday, March
7, at 7:30 a.m."
He said the building is finished, "and
we'll start filling it on Monday, Jan. 28.
"Everyone that's here in this building
will go over there, then we'll add about
200 associates," Klitsch said.
The current building was being leased
by Wal-Mart. No opening date is set for a
park behind the new store.


company in the Jacksonville car market.
Brumos has been at its Atlantic Boulevard
location for 38 years and offers not only
Mercedes-Benz, but also two other luxury
car brands, Porsche and Lexus.
Brumos, which plans to open its Lexus
dealership next door to Mercedes-Benz in
the spring, is excited about getting closer
to its Clay County and westside custom-
ers, O'Sullivan said.
"We think we have a wonderful facility
and group people who will serve the area
for a long time to come," he said.
The dealership is open 8:30 a.m.-7:30
p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday for sales, and 7 a.m.-7:30 p:m.
Monday-Friday for service. For informa-
tion call (904) 777-5900 or go online to
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ally known rock musician who is also a
land conservation proponent will be in
Clay County later this month for the open-
ing of the North Florida Hunter Jumper
(NFHJ) Winter Series.
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NFHJ sponsor-coordinator Sue Rindal
said she couldn't believe it when Leavell,
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speaker several months ago and consid-
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stories about his extensive conservation
work, which has won him several awards.
She contacted the Florida Land Conserva-
tion Trust office in Ocala and they gave
her some contact information.
"I called the (cell phone) number and
he tells me 'I am in Germany with Mick
and Keith,' and I said this is the real
McCoy," Rindal said. "This truly fell out of
the sky. It's wonderful."
Rindal said Leavell's involvement is
further indication of the exciting growth of
the five-week Winter Series. For the first
time, the Winter Series has sold out three
consecutive weeks of horse stall rentals
- a first for the competition.
Rindal said the fairgrounds arena is
considered among the best in the nation.
"The footing (for the horses) is fabu-
lous," she said. "The horses are happy. The
climate is better. The arena is just fabulous
and we do a pretty good'job entertaining
(the competitors) while they are here and
we put on a well-produced show."
The pre-dinner party where Leavell
will speak is by invitation only, but fans
can still see Leavell in the arena for the 7
p.m. opening ceremony where he will play
the national anthem, Rindal said.
The World Cup qualifying event, for-
mally called the Green Cove Springs CSI-
W, will again have a national television
audience on Fox Sports.
There are also important events dur-
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expected to bring in more than 600 com-
petitors from several countries as well as
the U.S. Sponsorships for a dinner prior to
the following weekend's competition will
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Foundation and a later event benefits the
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Rindal said she doesn't care that nei-
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Obituaries


DEL G. ARNETT
Mr. Del G. Arnett, 59,
of Green Cove Springs,
Fla., passed away Sun-
day, December 30, 2007.
He was born on Novem-
ber 6, 1948, in North Fork, Va., to Glenn
and Lola Arnett' He served his country
in the United States Air Force and was a
Vietnam Veteran. Following his military
service, he worked as a letter carrier
for the United States Postal Service and
moved to the local area in February 2007
from Miramar, Fla. He collected 45's,
vinyl records and albums. He loved video
games, history and was of the Episcopa-
lian faith. He was a loving husband, father
and grandfather and will be deeply missed
by his family and friends. Survivors in-
clude his loving wife of 34 years, Diane
Arnett; son, Douglas G. Arnett (Joanne) of
Tamarac, Fla.; daughter, Deanna Brown
(Joseph) of Green Cove Springs; brother,
Brian Arnett (Helga); sister, Anne Salmon
of New Zealand and five grandchildren,
Kaitlyn; Kyle; Kayla; Kole; and Brendyn.
Funeral services were held Thursday,
January 3 in the Broadus-Raines Chapel
with the Rev. Tim Martin officiated. Inter-
ment followed in Penney Farms Cemetery.
Please sign the family's online register
book and view their DVD Memorial Trib-
ute at www.broadusraines.com. Arrange-
ments by Broadus-Raines Funeral Home
(904) 284-4000.


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JAMES EDWARD CROSBY


James Edward Cros-
by, 76, passed away
Thursday, January 3,
2008, in Middleburg, Fla.
He was born in Lulaton,
Ga., and he resided in


Clay County for 41 years. He was a Kore-
an War veteran, having honorably served
his country in The United States Army. He
was a member of Central Baptist Church
in Middleburg and he retired from O'Neill
Steel after 20 years. He is survived by his
loving wife of 58 years, Winifred I. Crosby;
one son, James R. Crosby; four daughters,
Peggy L. Crosby; Cathy S. Kight (Roy);
Nancy Baker; and Jill Crosby; six grand-
children and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Monday,
January 7 in the Broadus-Raines Chapel
officiated by Pastor Johnny Thomas. In-
terment with military honors followed in
Peoria Cemetery. Please sign the family's
online guestbook and view the memory
video at www.broadusraines.com. Ar-
rangements by Broadus-Raines Funeral
Home (904) 284-4000.


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EVELYN ANDRE HERBERT
Mrs. Evelyn Andre Herbert, 75, of
Green Cove Springs, Fla., passed away
Thursday, January 3, 2008. She was born
to Joseph and Nora Andre on January 7,
1932, in Plaquemine, La., and moved to
Green Cove Springs in 1957. She was a
member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church
and worked as a beautician for many
years. She enjoyed helping the elderly,
baking, especially pound cakes and fudge,
and crocheting. She was married to J.L.
Herbert for 46 years and the two of them
loved to go shrimping together. He pre-
ceded Evelyn in November 2003. She is
survived by two sons, David (Cindi) Her-
bert; and Paul (Janna) Herbert; three
brothers, Henry; James Vernon; and John
A. Andre; one sister, Jennetta Davis; two
grandchildren, Timothy (Amber) Herbert
and Tiffany (Dave) Bazemore; and one
great grandchild, Emma Grace Herbert.
Funeral services were held in the Broad-
us-Raines Chapel on Monday, January 7
officiated by the Rev. Mike Madaris. Inter-
ment followed in Hickory Grove Cemetery.
Please sign the family's online guestbook
at www.broadusraines.com. Arrange-
ments by Broadus-Raines Funeral Home
(904) 284-4000.


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OSCAR VIEGELMANN
Mr. Oscar Viegel-
mann, 89, of Green Cove
Springs, Fla., passed
away Saturday, January
5, 2008. He was born on
July 23, 1918, to Kurt
and Marianne Viegelmann in Springfield,
NY. He served his country as a communi-
cations chief in The United States Navy
and was a World War II and Korean War
veteran. After his military service he
worked with The United States Post Of-
fice for eight years, and later worked as
a Correctional Officer for Florida State
Prison in Raiford, Fla. He was preceded
in death by his beloved wife, Ethel Viegel-
mann in August 2006. He is survived by
his nephew, Ralph Viegelmann and his
family in North Carolina. Please sign the
online guestbook at www.broadusraines.
com. Cremation by Broadus-Raines Fu-
neral Home (904) 284-4000.


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Funeral Home
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ANNA JOSEPHINE HOLDER
Mrs. Anna Josephine Holder, 91, of
St. Augustine, Fla., passed away Tues-
day, January 1, 2008. She was born on
October 31, 1916, in Philadelphia, Pa.,
to John and Anna Boyle. She had been
a seamstress and enjoyed beading, knit-
ting and was a fabulous cake decorator.


She was proud of her Scotch-Irish heri-
tage and was a devout Catholic. She was
a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel
Catholic Church in St, Augustine and
will be deeply missed by her family and
friends. She was preceded in death by
her parents; her husband, Ralph Jennings
Holder; sister, Eleanor Maier. Survivors
include her daughters, Margaret "Bonnie"
Holder; and her husband, Robert Finney
of St. Augustine; and Sandie Holder of
Jacksonville; sister, Evelyn Chandler of
Elmira, NY and several nieces and neph-
ews. A Mass of Christian Burial was cel-
ebrated Saturday, January 5 at Our Lady
of Good Counsel Catholic Church with
Father Guy Noonan as Celebrant. Please
sign the family's online register book and
view their DVD Memorial Tribute at www.
broadusraines.com. Cremation arrange-
ments by Broadus-Raines Funeral Home
(904) 284-4000.


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RICHARD S. SUMMERS
Mr. Richard S. Summers, 36, of
Middleburg, Fla., passed away Monday,
December 31, 2007. He was born on Au-
gust 25, 1971, in Norfolk, Va., to Richard
and Dorothy Summers. .He is survived by
his wife, Vera Summers; two step-sons,
Samuel C. Vaughn and Justin 0. Vaughn;
brother. Clement Malcolm, all of Middle-
burg; mother, Dorothy Malcolm of Va.;
father, Richard Summers of Va.; sister-in-
law, Linda Beck (James) of Middleburg;
brother-in-law, Dan.Vaughan (Kathiy)of
Ga.; brother-in-law, Louis Vaughn (Pam)of
SC; brother-in-law, Jerry Vaughn (Deb)of
Miss.; father-in-law, O'Conner Vaughn of
Middleburg; nine cousins and 18 great-
nieces and nephews. A memorial service
was held Saturday, January 5 at the Black
Creek Church of Christ on 218 in Middle-
burg. Please sign the family's online reg-
ister book at www.broadusraines.com.
Cremation arrangements by Broadus-
Raines Funeral Home (904) 284-4000.


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FRANK L. CROSBY
Mr. Frank L. Crosby,
68, of Madison, Fla.,
passed away Tuesday,
January 1, 2008. He was
born on April 1, 1939, in
Lakeland, Ga., to Wil-
liam and Flora Crosby. He was a market
manager in the meat department at the
A&P Grocery Store. He had served in the
Army National Guard and loved scuba div-
ing and reading. He loved spending time
with his son and will be deeply missed by
his family and friends. Survivors include
his son, Blake Crosby; step-children,
Bridgitte Kersey (Jack); Johnna Bullock
(Terry); and Mike Shrader (Denise); and
the children's mother, Glenda Lloyd and
her husband, Eddie. Please sign the fam-
ily's online register book at www.broad-
usraines.com. Cremation arrangements
by Broadus-Raines Funeral Hom6 (904)
284-4000.




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COLLEEN MARIE CALLAHAN
Miss Colleen Marie Callahan, 28,
passed away suddenly on Wednesday,


January 2, 2008, in Jacksonville, Fla. She
was born on May 25, 1979, in Woodbury,
NJ and was of the catholic faith. She
moved from Keystone Heights to Gaines-
ville in 1999, where she attended school
to receive her A.A. and A.S. degrees and
became a graphic designer. She is sur-
vived by her parents, James and Norma
(Paranto) Callahan; brothers, Jim Calla-
han (Tania); all of Keystone Heights; ma-
ternal grandmother, Pauline Paranto of
Skipstown, NJ; many aunts, uncles, four
nephews, three nieces, and boyfriend,
Michael Brenner of Jacksonville. Funeral
mass will be held on Thursday, January
10 at 10 a.m. in the St William Catholic
Church. Graveside services will follow at
1:30 p.m. in Holly Hill Cemetery, Middle-
burg with father Mike Williams. Arrange-
ments by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home
(352) 473-3176.

JAMES BROWN
Mr. James Brown, 88, passed away
on Friday, December 28, 2007, at Cen-
tral Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford,
Fla. He was born in Cottageville, SC. He
worked as a sheet metal worker in New
York. He was a member of the Allen Cha-
pel Church. Survivors include Alice Grant
of Hollywood, SC; sons, Wm Henry Brown,
Sr., Rochester, NY; Robert L. Brown,
Hollywood, SC; Herbert L. Brown, New
Haven, Conn.; James A. Brown, Holly-
wood, SC; Charles M. Brown, Hollywood,
SC; daughters, Luethel Brooks, Holly-
wood, SC; Juanita B. Horlbeck, Orange
Park; Loretha Davis, Bron, NY; Kathy A.
Johnson, Charleston, SC; Russell Brown,
Charleston, SC; Berteen Peters, Rauenel,
SC; Ermine B. Gaillard, Marietta, Ga.;
thirty-five grandchildren; and forty three
great great-grandchildren. Funeral ser-
vices were held on Tuesday, January 1 at
Eichelbergers Memorial Chapel with the
Rev. Valarie J. Henry officiated. Arrange-
ments by Wilson-Eichelberger Mortuary
in Sanford, Florida.

JACKIE WILLIAMS MCCOLLUM
Ms. Jackie Williams McCollum, 51, of
Middleburg, Fla., passed away Sunday,
January 6, 2008. She was born to Louis
and Bessie McElroy on August 26, 1956,
in Henderson, Ky:, and moved to the
Middleburg area 10 years ago. She loved
NASCAR, especially Bill Elliott. She also
loved owls and collected them for many
years. She was a beloved mother, sister,
grandmother and friend. She was a strong
woman with a strong spirit and will be
deeply missed. She is survived by her son,
Kenny McCollum (Tiffany) of Middleburg;
her daughter, Shannin Trodglen (Thomas)
of Henderson, Ky.; five sisters, Thelma
Jean Whittington of Jonesboro, Ga.; Mary
Lou Etta Hamby of Douglasville, Ga.; Eliz-
abeth Leola Chester of Jonesboro, Ga.;
Sheila Ann Damme (Rex) of Ark.; and Judy
Higginbotham (Bryan) of St. Augustine;
and six grandchildren that she loved very
dearly, Aaron; Steven; Katie Lynn; Justin;
Timothy; and Kevin. Memorial services
will be held at Salvation Army Center
for Worship and Service, 2795 CR 220,
Middleburg, on Thursday, January 10 at
6 p.m. officiated by major Alan Phillips.
Please sign the family's online guestbook
at www.broadusraines.com. Cremation
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Orange Park, Fla., passed away peace-
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born to Harold and Ella Wolfe on Sep-
tember 5, 1925, in St. Augustine and
was of the Episcopalian faith. She grew
up in Live Oak and graduated from Su-
wannee High School in 1943, and mar-
ried her.beloved husband, Lee Ledbetter
in 1946. She moved to the Orange Park
area in 1965, and was a member, and
past president, of The Garden Club of Or-
ange Park. She was a gourmet cook and
also enjoyed needlepoint and knitting
Afghans. She was a loving wife, mother,
grandmother, and homemaker. She will
be deeply missed by her family and many
friends. She is survived by her husband
of 61 years, Lee R. Ledbetter; one son,
Lee Roy "Skip" Ledbetter, II (Joanne) of
Phoenixville, Pa.; three daughters, Holly
Lea (Joe) Solsona of Green Cove Springs;
Editha Lorena Lavandera (Jesus) of Vero
Beach, Fla.; and Greta Lorraine Peterson
(David) of Waxhaw, NC; and eight grand-
children. Memorial services officiated by
the Rev. James E. Graeser will be held at
Cross Road Lutheran Church in Fleming
Island on Friday, January 18 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to American Cancer Society (800) ACS-
2345 or to North East Florida Community
Hospice (904) 886-3883. Please sign the
family's online guestbook at www.broad-
usraines.com. Cremation arrangements
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PAULETTE BETE SHATTO
Mrs. Paulette Bette Shatto, 65, passed
away following a lengthy illness. She is a
native of Jacksonville and graduated from
Robert E. Lee High School in 1960. She is
survived by her husband of 44 years, John
Shatto; son, Johnathan Shatto; daugh-
ter, Charlene Gross (Brian); two sisters,
Charlotte Crews and Penny Franks; two
grandchildren, Ryan and Tate Roediger.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.
Thursday, January 10 at Holly Hill Funer-
al Home with Pastor Jimmy Wilder offici-
ating. The family requests those desiring
to make memorial contributions to Haven
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ANN M. WHITE
Mrs. Ann M. White, 80, loving mother,
wife and friend passed away on Saturday,
January 5, 2008. She was born in Newton,
NC and resided in Clay County since 1973.
She was predeceased by her husband,
Charles A. White and parents, Donald and
Myrtle Clark. Survivors include her two
daughters, Tera (Ed) White-Gunter; and
Patricia Ann (Tom) Oiekszyk; predeceased
by four brothers, Thomas; Donald; Joseph;
and John Clark; survived by two broth-
ers, William; and Walter Clark; two sis-
ters, Willie Mae Hicks; and Frances Lail;
granddaughter, Rubie Jones; and two great
granddaughters, Samantha and Amanda
Jones. Funeral services were held Wednes-
day, January 9 at Holly Hill Funeral Home
with the Rev. J.R. Deetz officiated. Burial
followed in Holly Hill Memorial Park.

JOHN ANDREW MCINTOSH
Mr. John Andrew McIntosh, 39, of
Orange Park, Fla., passed away Sunday,
January 6, 2008. He was born to Don and
Deann McIntosh on April 2, 1968, in Jack-
sonville, Fla., and was of the Baptist faith.
He worked as an operations manager for
an oil refinery and moved back to the Or-
ange Park area 4 years ago, after living in
Atlanta, Ga., for 10 years. He loved to help
people and he enjoyed fishing and travel-
ing with his family. He was a beloved hus-
band, father, son, brother, and friend that
will be deeply missed. He was preceded in
death by his mother, Deann McIntosh in
1992; and by one sister, Kathy Bookter in
2000. He is survived by his loving wife of
13 years, Kerry McIntosh; three children,
Matthew McIntosh; Tabatha Woolsey; and
Amber Woolsey all of Orange Park; his fa-
ther, Don Mcintosh of Green Cove Springs;
and one sister, Susan Bush (Ron) of Colo.
The family will receive friends in the cha-
pel of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home on
Friday, January 11 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held in the Broad-
us-Raines Chapel on Saturday, January
12 at 1:00 pm officiated by the Rev. Carl
Franklin. Interment will follow in Jackson-
ville Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers,
please make donations to Kerry McIntosh,
c/o Broadus-Raines Funeral Home. Please
sign the family's online guestbook and view
the memory video at www.broadusraines.
com. Arrangements by Broadus-Raines Fu-
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Plan board rejects Ravines house study


By Jim Kelly
Staff Writer
GREEN COVE SPRINGS The-Clay County
Planning Commission meeting kicked into
high gear with a new chairperson as Mar-
sha Dumler took on gavel duties without
missing a beat.
The board has increasingly sought to
be more than a rubber stamp of approval
for builders as several of their members
have stated many times. Putting their
principals for controlled growth where
board commission powers reside, the
commission denied a rezoning request
"in the middle of an established neighbor-
hood," as Ralph Puckhaber referred to the
area near 96 Knight Boxx Road. Salina
Ray, property owner, proposed to change
the property from BA-2, Commercial and
professional office to BA, daily retail use.
The purpose of the request, according
to Ray's representative Mickey Hall, is to
recoup losses incurred by the owner who
"paid too much for the property."
Holding the line against disrupting
predominately residential neighborhoods
in Clay County, the commission denied
the request saying that surrounding BA-
2 property is more appropriate for the
area. They voted 6-1 against rezoning this
property.
The boardroom was filled with Mid-
dleburg residents from The Ravines. They
came loaded for bear to fight a request to
change zoning on the former golf course.
The Ravines is in trusteeship after filing
for bankruptcy.
The board continually expressed the
right of anyone to at least ask for a study
and show that they meet the narrow seven
rules for a study to be done.
After a reading of the rules which
must be met, the commission opened the
public hearing and heard from several
sometimes emotional residents who feel
that the current trustee Alex Smith, rep-
resented by attorney Mack McCuller, is
trying to make the golf course available
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given to deciding whether the state-man-
dated Public School Facilities Element,
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quired Clay County implementation by
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A citizens group helped study areas
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growth, planned growth and plans to ac-
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they are unable to build a school readily
then other arrangements must be made
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Duren now heads Camp Blanding command


Special to Clay Today
ST. AUGUSTINE Colonel J. M. "Mickey"
Duren is the full-time commander of. the
Department of Military Affairs' Camp
Blanding Joint Training Center. The com-
mand change was effective Nov. 1.
Major General Douglas Burnett,. the Ad-
jutant General of Florida, said Duren fol-
lows Col. David B. Nelson as commander.
Nelson will become the Chief of Staff,,
Florida Joint' Force Headquarters.'Duren
is the former commander of 'the50th Area
Support Group inp Homestead, Fla.;, and
Director of Programs, Flortda National,
Guard Joint Force Headquarters. .
"I am pleased to select Col. Duren
for this position. His ability to lead sol-
diers in a combat zone and-his extensive
knowledge on training makes him the ob-
vious choice to helpI-m.ake, Camp Bland-
ing a training center capableof preparing
soldiers and-airmen for state-of-the-art
warfare," said Burnett.


Duren's military career began when
he enlisted in the Florida Army National
Guard in March 1975 with the 853rd Sup-
ply and Service Company in.Jacksonville.
He served in a variety of positions as an
enlisted soldier before attending the U.
S. Army Officer Candidate School at Fort
Benning, Ga. He was commissioned as a
second lieutenant in 1982.
..Duren has held numerous leadership
roles in the Florida Army National Guard,
including commander of the 927th Corps
Support BRattalion, G-4 32nd Army and
Air Missile Defense Command, and most.
recently as Group Commander, 50th Area
Support Group, where he deployed with his
unit to Kuwait and Iraq in support of Op-
eration Iraqi Freedom.
Duren has also served in key leader-
ship positions during numerous activations
of the Florida National Guard during state
emergencies including Hurricanes Andrew,
Floyd, and Katrina and Wilma.


In addition to a bachelor of science
degree in liberal arts'from Regents Col-
lege, Duren is currently pursing an ad-
vanced degree while enrolled in the U. S.
Army War College. His military education
includes Quartermaster Officer Basic and
Advanced Courses, the Combat Service
Support Pre-Command Course, and the
Command and General Staff Course.
Duren's military, decorations include
the Bronze Star Medal, Global War on Ter-


rorism Expeditionary Medal, Meritorious
Service Medal, the Army Commendation
Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the
Humanitarian Service Medal, the Florida
Cross and the Florida Distinguished Medal
with four oak leaf clusters.
Duren and his wife Sandy live in St.
Augustine. They have two sons, Joseph
Jr., who is a freshman at Florida State
University, and Taylor, a freshman at
Pedro Menendez High School.


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Seaman Jonathan Marroletti
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Jonathan C. Marroletti, son of Christine
W. and Anthony J. Marroletti of Green
Cove Springs, recently completed U.S.
Navy basic training and was meritori-
ously promoted to his current rank
at Recruit Training Command, Great
Lakes, Ill.
Marroletti is a 2005 graduate of Ed-
ward H. White High School of Jackson-
ville, Fla.
Seaman Timothy Sebert
Navy Seaman Timothy R. Sebert, son
of Kimberly L. Darling of Green Cove
Springs. and Timothy C. Sebert of Wax-
haw, N.C., was- recently promoted to his
current rank upon graduation from re-
cruit training at Recruit Training Com-
mand, Great Lakes, Ill.
Sebert received the early promotion


for outstanding performance during all
phases of the training cycle. Sebert is
a 2004 graduate of Clay High School of
Green Cove Springs.
Seaman'Thomas Pofahl
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Pofahl is a 1997 graduate of Avon
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Kingsley Lake becomes test area for submarine


By Leo King
Staff Writer
KINGSLEY LAKE -A strange submersible
craft is plying the waters off Camp Bland-
ing in this murky lake in Clay County, but
it's a fine spot to test a submarine.
That's right a submarine.
"I started the concept when I was 11,"
said inventor Reynolds Marion of Lake
Butler. Now he's 45. He had to think about
it for a moment.
"I have to think about it. I don't keep
up with dates."
Now he has two partners. He calls
them co-inventors.
Gene Mock, 38, and Scott Shamblin,
33, were on the sub tied up at the dock
performing maintenance on the dive
planes on Thursday, Dec. 27. The hydrau-
lically operated planes were folded back
and were back in running order again.
They had been acting up.
Mock is the construction specialist
and supervisor, and Shamblin is the chief
engineer.
Marion, who is the president and CEO
of their company, and Mock were on the
sub and had started the diesel engines
after some morning fog had burned off.
Other people in this outfit were in two
powerboats that would be used to trail
and keep an eye on the sub. Both motor-
boats carried red flags with a diagonal
white stripe.
The sub backed away from the dock,
but no one made a move until they com-
municated with the other people by two-
way radio.
Mock had gone out in one of the mo-
torboats a little earlier and had place red
buoys in the water about 100 yards apart.
The sub would be going near them.
Marion cut off the twin diesels and
switched to battery power 96 volts
worth.
He blew the ballast tanks and the nose
gently settled into the water. The submer-
sion had begun.
Dave Smith, the company's chief fi-
nancial officer, pointed out, "That's the
long way to bring a boat down, keeping
it in one place." No power was being ap-
plied; the boat was drifting in a light tide.
Soon the stern went down, and the boat
continued to sink below the surface.
"There's usually green water and lots
of algae," somebody remarked. The water
on this sunny day was a little murky,
there was no breeze, the water surface
was smooth, and navigating was easy be-
cause the topside crew was giving Marion
steering directions.
As the boat moved, at about 2.5 knots
under the water, the only things showing
it was there were the two antennas stick-
ing up, and a small red buoy they dragged


After resurfacing, the sub gets underway and the chase boat follows.


along.
One of the power boats circled around the
sub. The other was continuously at the sub's
stern, and a Sea-Doo was nearby as well, with
its rider continuously shooting video.
They progressed along, first from one
buoy to the middle one, then onto the
last.
A TV camera is mounted outside above
the sub pilot's cabin, but it's hard to see
anything because of all the growth in the
water. There is no periscope.
Now it was time to resurface after
they got to the last buoy.
Generally speaking, the vessel resur-
faced opposite the way it had sunk.
The two crewmembers were safe in the
one-atmosphere cabin. They have continu-
al air supply from within as well. Shortly
after they returned topside, Mock opened
the hatch on top and started making adjust-
ments as required, and they restarted the
diesels after some parts were rearranged.
They were soon back at the dock.
"I used to run an auto restoration
business," Marion said. He started to
build the 34-foot boat in his garage five
years ago, he said.
"Gene ran a similar shop next door.
One day he said, 'If I can help, let me
know.' That was four years ago."
Marion knew how to bend steel and
had the required tools and machines.
That's what his 13-foot wide sub is made
of. It's all painted white.
"There are two 96-volt Odyssey AGM
batteries inside it," he explained, "for run-
ning under water. The boat has twin die-
sels as well for running on the surface."
AGM is an "absorbed glass mat" format.
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power, and more than 3.5 knots under
water. They found that out when the crew
took the boat out for another sea trial on
Kingsley Lake. It was their fastest re-
corded time so far, although the test bed
is "designed to run at 5 knots under the
surface," Marion said, "and one-and-a-,
half miles under the surface." He pointed
out the faster the boat travels the sooner,
the batteries will run down.
He pointed to a distant water tower.
"We went from here to near the
tower," and it took between 45 minutes
to an hour."
The batteries are commercially avail-
able, but Shamblin said, "We wired them
together in series. They're in two tubes on
each side of the boat," just below a remov-
able fiberglass deck section. The batteries
are being used in numerous military ap-
plications ranging from tanks and fighter
jets to battleships and other uses.
Marion noted the company had spent
$1.5 million developing the boat.
Money man Smith, of Atlantic Beach,
said, "It was more like $1.65 million."
His wife, Jackie, works in U. S. Rep.
Ander Crenshaw's office, and told her
husband about the project.
One thing led to another, and then he
was helping out on the project.
"I know airframe engineering," Smith
said, "and the principals are the same for
water or air craft."
He flew Air Force Phantom F-4s in
Vietnam.
Smith pointed out the boat's potential
"is in tourism, personal, port security and
military markets. He sees a bright fu-
ture for the boat "In Abu Dhabi or Boca
Raton."
They've already briefed the military's
Southern Command, headquartered in
Miami. They've also made a pitch to the


Navy's Seals in California at the Naval
Special Warfare Command, in San Diego.
"There were lots of security checks
as we went in," said Russ Wade, their at-
torney and videographer, who was also at
Thursday's operations. He followed the
sub on the Sea-Doo shooting a continuous
loop video.
"No matter what we say, or what we
show them, there's always somebody who
says you can't do it," Marion remarked.
Wade noted there were a lot of "te-
chies" at their presentation, but the men
who would have to use the craft said they
were impressed, and said simply, "We've
got to get one of these."
The watercraft will seat five people,
but in this test bed, there's only room for
the pilot and first mate. In many ways it's
like tandem seating in an airplane, like a
Piper Cub one behind the other.
Wade said he wrote their first patent
application which came to 90 pages.
"I'm a general attorney. In Lake But-
ler. There's not enough business to spe-
cialize in any particular kind of law."
He said they forwarded the document
to a Gainesville attorney who specializes
in patent law.
"After they got finished doing their
specialty patent writing, we got a copy
back. I was surprised so-much of what I
wrote was still in it."
They'll keep the patent office busy for
a while "We have 400 more waiting to
go," said Smith.
Marion's wife, Mary, soon appeared
with a couple of Kentucky Fried Chicken
buckets and other goodies.
Tomorrow would be another day for
the men at "Marion Hyper Sub." Its for-
mal corporate name is Marion Hyper-
Submersible Powerboat Design, LLC of
Lake Butler.
lking@jcpgroup. com


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Artist in Residence gives retrospective


By Jean Abell
Contributor
PENNEY FARMS It was John Dille-
ner who suggested to Administrator Paul
Hagen that he bring Robert Schwarzwalder
to Penney Retirement Community (PRC)
as artist in residence. John and Bob had
been friends in college and before.
Bob and Arlene came to PRC in 1988,
occupying a..little house just across the
street from the art studio.
Now Bob is displaying 23 of his works
on the long walls of Barrows Hall, the only
place on campus where the large ones and
the great variety can be seen properly. He's
thinking of his students over the 20 years,
some of whom were artists when they came
and some who never held a brush before
they walked into Bob's studio.
Most of the pieces, signed R. W.
Schwarzwalder, RWS, or with his mono-
gram, are done in acrylic, but there are
a few watercolors and at least one draw-
ing with bamboo pen and ink. There's also
one made with crayon, ink, and scratch,


CORRESPONDENT PHOTO BY JEAN ABEL


Artist Robert Schwarzwalder looks at his "Retirement Den."


a technique he was teaching to students.
The abstract design on the east wall uses
acrylic plus corrugated cardboard and
"sandy stuff" mottled with a palette knife.


Bob says, "That's not for beginners. Peo-
ple think abstract art is going to be easier
than drawing, but it's not."
The oldest painting on display goes


back to the '60s; the most recent, seen in
the photo, was completed during the past
year. Some say it's his best. In between
range scenes from an art tour in Venice,
Perugia, and Assisi, done in the 1970s; a
couple of his studio, the later one includ-
ing "the old artist;" "Sunken Undersea,"
transparent layers inspired by Debussy's
"Sunken Cathedral;" a watercolor of a Chi-
nese fisherman, owned by Becky Hight; a
shallow abstract design, in contrast to
the rest of his work, of which people say,
"It's so dimensional;" two flower pictures
from his backyard on Caroline Boulevard;
two large nature scenes full of wildlife,
one on the Wakulla River, the other in
the Okeefenokee. In a class by itself is a
painting he made from a 1900 photo of
his grandfather's store in Newark, N.J.,
founded before the Civil War.
All this can be seen during the whole
month of January, but on two afternoons,
Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 15 and 16,
everyone is invited to open house between
2 and 4 p.m. Just seeing the pictures is a
treat; hearing the artist talk about them


PRC residents welcome the Stoddards


By Jean Abell
Contributor
PENNEY FARMS Glen Stoddard came all
the way across the U.S., from Washington
State to Vermont, to meet Betty. Well, ie
actually made the trip to attend Ando-
ver-Newton Theological School, but if he
hadn't met Betty in his student pastorate,
he would probably have returned to the
West Coast.
Betty was born in Dexter, Maine,
but soon moved with her family to New-
ton Center, Mass, and then Chester, Vt.,
which she considers her home town. In
fact, she never lived outside New England
until she was 38 years old and had four
children.
Niskayuna, N.Y., near Schenectady,
is not far west of New England, but, she
said, upstate New Yorkers detected Bet-
ty's Vermont accent.
Glen has been an American Baptist
pastor all his adult life, continuing to serve
interim pastorates after retirement. Betty,
a trained social worker, was working for
the State of Vermont when they married.
Then two daughters came along in that
first, Vermont pastorate. They moved to
Portland, Maine, where Glen specialized
in Christian Education in Emmanuel Bap-


tist Church. Here came another daughter
and a son. So Betty found herself quite
fully occupied raising her family, teach-
ing Sunday School, complementing her
husband as a minister's wife does. While
Glen worked in a church in Siuffield, Conn.
- Christian Ed, but also more and more
preaching Betty began substitute teach-
ing. Then she went back to social work
part time.
When their last daughter had turned
16, Betty returned to full-time .social
work, which she did for the State of New
York for the next 20 years, first in a Sche-
neetady nursing home. Glen's last regular
pastorate took him to Middletown, N.Y.,
where Betty worked in case management
and ran two different group homes for the
mentally challenged.
In 1994 the couple spent their first
winter in Florida. They tried different plac-
es for a couple of years, then settled on
Naples, keeping their home on Wanasink
Lake in Sullivan County, N.Y., for the
warm part of the year. They still live the
"snowbird" life, but they gave up Naples
to become residents of Penney Retirement
Community last October. They must have
been familiar with PRC for more than 16
years, because they used to visit Taylor
and Janet Light here. They also knew the


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where the weather is warm. It's easier
to get north from here than from Naples.
They also like the relative affordability of
this retirement community, and the volun-
tarism that gives it its spirit.
Those four children have spread them-
.selves around the country. Stacie, a grad-
uate of Colby College in Maine, like her
mother, works with her husband in the
unusual business of making forges, which
they sell worldwide. They live in Tucson,
Ariz. Shellie, married and the mother
of two daughters, works for Standard &
Poors out of New York City. Derek, mar-
ried with two daughters and a son, serves
as manager for Wal-Mart's first .com dis-
tribution center in Carrollton, Ga. Deir-
dre, a graduate of Keuka College in New
York, lives in Perinton, N.Y,, and works
with her husband in sales and service.
CORntESOENTPHam BY JEANABEm She hasa daughter, three stepchildren,
Glen and Betty Stoddard, Class of 2007. and one stepgrandchild.
Glen enjoyed his pastorates and also
Gilsons, who came much more recently. committee work at the state level. He and
Now all their children Are out of New Eng- Betty add friendliness and laughter, with
land and happy to visit them in Florida, all their other gifts, to this community.
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Arrests


The Clay County Sheriff's Office
made the following arrests Jan. 1-8:
Adams, Jason, 28, violation of parole-
burglary
Addison, Bruce, 55, driving while li-
cense suspended / revoked
Albritton, Robert, 36, writ of attach-
ment
Almerico, Dina, 47, fail to appear on bail
Alvarez, Kimberly, 25, shoplifting
Archibald, Eric, 39, no valid driver's
license, driving while license suspended /
revoked, attaching tag not assigned
Ashford, Erester, 25, poss. of mari-
juana
Baker, Michael, 21, aggravated as-
sault
Banda, Rogelio, 33, no driver's li-
cense
Bates, Wiley, 24, aggravated assault,
simple battery
Bays, Robert, 27, violation of parole-
petit theft
Bolander, Christopher, 26, driving
while license suspended / revoked
Bossick, Timothy, 20, burglary, petit
theft
Bowie, Angela, 30, petit theft, resist-
ing retail merchant, robbery
Boyles, Donald, 48, driving while li-
cense suspended / revoked
Bradshaw, Renard, 26, contempt of
court, obstruct by disguised person, driv-
ing while license suspended / revoked,
reckless driving
Brock, Gary, 21, battery, disorderly
intoxication, poss. of drug paraphernalia,
resisting an officer
Broyles, Zachary, 25, DUI
Burnham, Kevin, 47, violate injunc-
tion for protection
Buschman, Kasey, 18, driving while
license suspended / revoked
Cain, Shawn, 30, expired driver's
license, resisting an officer, poss..of co-
caine
Campbell, Mark, 33, battery
Cauley, Tommy, 18, domestic battery
Coleman, Marcus, 23, poss. of firearm,
poss. of cocaine, driving while license
suspended / revoked, poss. of marijuana,
resisting an officer
Coleman, Willie, 18, robbery
Congdon, Timothy, 22, poss. of drug
paraphernalia
Cook, Michael, 19, theft, forgery, utter
forged check
Crispin, Javier, 20, grand theft
Cruz, Freddie, 21, simple battery
Cue, Kenneth, 23, grand theft, poss. of
crack cocaine, driving while license sus-
pended / revoked, reckless driving
Cuiningham, Richard, 39, utter forged
instrument, petit theft
Curcio, Anthony, 31, driving while li-
cense suspended / revoked
Darden, Larry, 50, DUI
Demoss, Michael, 32, violation of pa-
role- schemes to defraud
Dooly, Robert, 31,.simple battery
Doratt, Mario, 18, open house party


Edwards, William, 43, unemployment
comp. fraud, DUI, driving while license
suspended / revoked
Ellis, Joseph, 30, armed trespass,
criminal mischief
Falls, Robert, 46, driving while license
suspended / revoked
Felton, Gloria, 52, no valid driver's
license, giving false name or false ID
Gandy, Alicia, 21, driving while license
suspended / revoked, giving false name
Gentzel, Richard, 42, DUI
Gibson, Demetrius, 28, theft
Gilliam, Charles, 34, contempt of court
Goodin, Aaron, 27, aggravated battery.
Gross, Dennis, 39, unemployment
fraud
Hammitt, Juniata, 43, driving while
license suspended/ revoked
Harnicker, John, 28, DUI
Harris, Brian, 18, simple battery
Harris, Michael, 24, 'driving while li-
cense suspended / revoked, poss. of can-
nabis
Heard, Willie, 47, sale or delivery of
crack cocaine
Hebb, Kaila, 23, worthless check
Heckler, Robert, 61, leaving the scene
of accident, DUI, no valid driver's license
Horne, Erica, 33, trespass
Hoysradt, Kevin, 41, criminal mis-
chief
Hudzinski, Thomas, 23, driving while
license suspended / revoked
Isom, Sterling, 19, driving while li-
cense suspended / revoked, concealed
weapon, poss. of short-barreled gun
Jackson, Alfred, 42, writ of attach-
ment
Jenkins, Brian, 41, DUI, habitual traf-
fic offender
Johns, Bo, 18, grand theftaggravated'
assault, criminal mischief
Johns, Lucas, 24, grand theft, driving
while license suspended / revoked, leav-
ing scene of accident
Kiser, Michael, 19, robbery, poss. of
controlled substance
Lawing, Terry, 48, domestic battery
Lawley, Gregory, 31, aggravated bat-
tery on pregnant woman
Lees, Sean, 22, DUI
Lic Noe, Louis, 21, disorderly intoxi-
cation
Lipford, Michael, 25, poss. of cannabis
Little, Herbert, 23, writ of attach-
ment
Loos, John, 32, poss. of controlled,
substance
Magett, Dana, 30, resisting an officer
Malyszek, Christopher, 18, violation
of parole- deal in stolen property
Martinez Lopez, Jose, 22, simple bat-
tery
Mathes, Joshua, 19, poss. of alcohol
beverage
Mccart, Candace, 23, violation parole-


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burglary
Mcclain, Floyd, 35, driving while li-
cense suspended / revoked, no valid driv-
er's license
Mchale, Ellis, 64, false police report
Mcmillan, Hjalmar, 51, DUI, poss. of
controlled substance
Means, Mark, 43, petit theft
Miller, Samuel, 31, no valid driver's
license
Miranda, Gloria, 22, disorderly intoxi-
cation
Mitchell, Jeffrey, 29, poss. of control
substance
Morene, Lance, 18, trespass
Morgan, Richard, 36, DUI -
Morris, Ronald, 41, habitual traffic
Moss, Archie, 23, worthless check
Murray, Joshua, 28, driving while li-
cense suspended / revoked
Norvelle, Elissa, 41, petit theft
Owen, Jack, 24, violation of parole-
grand theft
Parker, William, 46, sale and delivery
of controlled substance
Peace, Rose, 51, violation of parole- DUI
Peeples, Brandon, 19, poss. of drug
paraphernalia
Pifer, Jerry, 23, violation of parole-
deal ins stolen property
Ramos, Victor, 32, habitual traffic of-
fender, driving while license suspended /
revoked
Rhoden, Jennifer, 21, violation of pa-
role- grand theft
Rigby, Robert, 22, battery
Robinson, Jerome, 19, trespass
Roldan, Ramon, 23, grand theft
Ruiz, Richard, 22, violation of parole-
carrying a concealed weapon
Russell, Amber, 20, DUI
'Russell, Nancy, 52, retail theft
Sanders, Douglas, 30, unlawful use of
license
Sanford, Bradley, 32, contempt of
court
Scalf, Clyde, 23, burglary
Schaub, Edward, 39, aggravated as-
sault, burglary
Schlotter, Anthony, 27, open house
party
Scott, John, 21, DUI
Scriven, Jimmy, 33, sale or delivery of
crack cocaine
Segura, Steven, 19, indirect criminal
contempt
Sessoms, Benjamin, 48, criminal use
of personal ID, fraudulent use of credit
card
Shaw, Reginald; 23, robbery with fire-
arm, petit theft


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Clay County Sheriffs Office active warrants


Sheffield, Cameron, 22, driving while
license suspended / revoked
Sheldon, Robert, 18, criminal mis-
chief
Shirley, Michael, 56, simple battery
Shrowder, Donald, 20, DUI
Simes, Bryce, 18, criminal mischief
Singh, Phillip, 25, breach of peace
Slaughter, Nathan, 28, DUI
Slaughter, Nathan, 28, worthless
check
Smith, James, 67, poss. of crack co-
caine
Smith, Tony, 19, robbery
Spradling, Brian, 20, burglary, petit theft
Strong, Elijah, 19, petit theft
Strother, Shelia, 42, driving while li-
cense suspended / revoked, DUI, battery
on Leo
Sutton, Loretta, 37, domestic battery,
criminal mischief
Sweet, Evan, 51, no valid driver's li-
cense
Swesey, Phyllis, 42, leaving the scene
of a crash
Thomas, Michael, 28, petit theft
Thompson, Paul, 19, simple battery
Tinsley, Damien, 28, poss. of mari-
juana
Troutman, Willie, 29, sale or delivery
of cocaine
Tucker, Damon, 39, fraud use of credit
card
Vitko, Amy, 28, poss. of cannabis
Vosburgh, Keith, 23, violation of pa-
role- grand theft
Walker, Cedric, 28, driving while li-
cense suspended / revoked
Ward, Andrew, 23, aggravated bat-
tery
Weaver, Robert, 33, driving while li-
cense suspended / revoked
Wesley, Milton, 36, simple battery, op-
erating motor vehicle with canceled tags
Wesley, Stanley, 39, grand theft
Westbrook, Reginald, 51, contempt of
court
Whigham, Eric, 18, resisting an officer
White, Darryl, 42, resisting an officer
Whitener, Michelle, 38, petit theft
Whitney, Richard, 25, deal in stolen
property, accessory
Whittle, Tracy, 35, DUI, driving while
license suspended / revoked, fail to drive
single lane
Williams, Brian, 28, violation of pa-
role-child abuse
Williams, James, 39, writ of attach-
ment
Williams, Jonathan, 18, petit theft
Williams, Lance, 30, disorderly intoxi-
cation
York, Taryl, 29, shoplifting
Zipperer, Richard, 43, poss. of con-
trolled substance


Address: Jacksonville
Eyes: Blue
Case#: 08af000501 -
Bond Amount: $100,000.00
Hair: Brown


Clay County Sheriff's

Office Most Wanted

As of Monday, January 7, 2008






Samuel Dennis Michael Raquel Steven Devon John,
Brock, 25, Burch, 36, Conners, 26, Domes, 21, Gracie, 36, 25, violation
grand theft felony worth- violation of fraud worthless of probation
less check probation- counties) -uttering
grand theft-counts)






Amanda Rife, Anthony Latoya William White, Shaun2Whit- Darlene
18, violation Rossar, 30, Troutman, 39, violation field 27, Witham, 35,
of probation- aggravated 26, failure to of probation vioaltion of felony worth-
child custody battery appear-poss. worthless probation- less check
of cocaine check burglary
*EdIto's Note: The'Clay County Sheriffs Office provides photographs and related information,
about suspects appearing in Clay Today's Most Wanted section. Anyone with information on
these suspects is asked to call CCSO at 284-7575.


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Police Briefs-



Police probe two KH-area armed robberies


Clay Today staff-
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Two armed rob-
beries in the Keystone Heights area are pos-
sibly linked to the same suspect, the Clay
County Sheriffs Office says.
In the first incident happened about
7:20 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, a man making a
bank deposit at an automatic teller machine
was confronted by an armed suspect who
demanded money. The victim gave the sus-
pect his wallet, which contained no money,
and his payroll check, according to a Sher-
iff's Office report.
The suspect described as a white
male, 5-feet-8, 160 pounds and wearing a
black and grey camouflage hoodie jacket,
black pants, burgundy hat with yellow trim/
writing and white tennis shoes -- ran to a
nearby car and fled the area, the victim told
deputies.
A day later, Alfies Liquor on East Walker
Drive was robbed by a suspect matching a
similar description, according to a Sheriff's
Office incident report. The suspect held a
clerk at gunpoint and ordered her to give him
all the cash about $160, the report says.
The clerk went outside when the sus-
pect fled, but he turned and pointed his gun
at her and threatened to shoot her if she
followed, the report says.
The suspect committing the 9:15 p.m. rob-
bery was wearing a black and grey urban cam-
ouflage jacket with hood, white tennis shoes,
black baggy pants and a hat with orange brim
and a white border, the report says.

Two teens face charges
ORANGE PARK- Two Orange Park teen-
agers are in jail on armed robbery charges
stemming from incidents Jan. 5 and 6.
Fourteen-year-old Bernard Reese Jr.
faces a felony armed robbery charge, the
Clay County Sheriff's Office said. He and
Kirhy Smith, 17, are accused of. robbing a
man in the parking lot of an apartment com-
plex at 350 Crossings Blvd., the Sheriff's
Office said.
Reese also is a suspect in robberies of
Hispanic residents at the Kings Tree Apart-
ments on Kingsley Avenue, the Sheriff's
office said. One robbery occurred in the
street while another was committed in the
complex's laundry room.
The two were caught on Jan. 6 when
a deputy familiar with a vehicle they were
driving spotted it on Debarry Avenue while
en route to the Crossings Boulevard rob-
bery, according to an incident report.
When the deputy began chasing the ve-
hicle the occupants threw out a handgun
that landed on the sidewalk. Once the ve-
hicle stopped in the 1700 block of Gumtree
Drive, the two suspects were taken into cus-
tody without incident, the report says, and
police recovered $31 in cash from under the
passenger side seat.

Armed robbery charged
ORANGE PARK- A 23-year-old Orange
Park man is being held on $150,00 bond on
charges he committed an armed robbery


outside a Wells Road bar.
Reginald Bruce Shaw, of the 1700 block
of Miller Street, is
accused of robbing a
man outside Cheers
in the parking lot
shortly before 2 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 3,
according to a Clay
County Sheriff's Of-
fice arrest report.
The victim told Reginald Shaw
deputies he was talk-
ing when friends when a man came up and
began talkinga bout the Florida Gators foot-
ball team. As the two talked the man pulled
out a handgun and demanded money, the
report says.
The victim turned over $120 cash to the
suspect, who then got into an SUV driven
by a woman and fled westbound. The report
says the bar has videotape of the suspect
inside prior to the robbery.
Shaw was arrested a day later while
walking near his residence. The report
says Shaw produced a prison ID when ap-
proached by deputies.

Reported fire prompts arrest
MIDDLEBURG Calling the fire depart-
ment got the blaze at a Middleburg man's
home put out Friday, Jan. 4. But it also got
him taken to jail on felony charges of manu-
facturing a controlled
substance.
The arrest of
John William Loos
Jr., 32, came after
he called Clay County
Fire Rescue shortly h
before 4 a.m. to a
home in the 3400
block of Devilwood John Loos
Street, according to
a Clay County Sheriff's Office arrest report.
Firefighters quickly dowsed the blaze
in the home's fireplace, but then checked
a locked room where they saw smoke and
lights. Inside they found marijuana plants
and growing equipment, the report says.
Firefighters then notified deputies who ar-
rested Loos, who also charged with posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor,
the report says.

Stolen school item recovered
ORANGE PARK A traffic stop led a
sheriff's deputy to recover a stolen Clay
County School Dis-
trict laptop and ar-
rest an Orange Park
man,
Dealing in sto-
len property is the
charge filed against
Richard Merrill Whit-
ney III, 25, according
to a Sheriff's Office Richard Whitney
arrest report.
Whitney was stopped while driving Dec.
24 for not using a turn signal and not wearing


a seatbelt. During the traffic stop the deputy
smelled marijuana and asked Whitney to step
outside the vehicle, the report says.
During a search of the vehicle the laptop
was found. Whitney initially told the deputy
the laptop belonged to his wife, but he later
told the deputy he lied, the report says. The
laptop along with several other items were
returned to a W.E. Cherry teacher.

Ice cream shop robbed
ORANGE PARK An Orange Park ice
cream shop was robbed at gunpoint New
Year's Day. No one was injured.
Two men wearing masks and all black
entered Ben and Jerry's at 1635 Wells Road
and demanded money from the lone worker
about 8:20 p.m., according to a Clay County
Sheriff's Office report. One of the men held
a silver handgun while holding out a bag and
ordering the worker to put all the cash from
the drawer into it, the report says.
The suspects fled westbound through
the parking lot.

Long-time warrant served
GREEN COVE SPRINGS A Clay County
man wanted on a 20-year-old arrest war-
rant in connection with a 1987 manslaugh-
ter conviction is now in the county jail.
The arrest in Tennessee of Paul Fletch-
er Sisk, 40, ends a saga that began in June
1987 with the beating death of John Strat-
ton, 46, according to Clay County arrest
records.
. Sisk was free on probation after serving
time for the manslaughter conviction when
he fled in 1990. A recent audit found Sisk
was still wanted as a fugitive and he was
tracked to Tennessee.


police, the four were
arrested about 6:45
p.m. after a sheriff's
deputy spotted the
suspect vehicle, ac-
cording to an incident
report. The four also
each face a posses-
sion controlled sub-
Willie Coleman stance charge after
police recovered a
tube containing cocaine. Deputies said the
tube was thrown from the vehicle, the re-
port says.

Explosive devices found
MIDDLEBURG The bomb squad was
called out Tuesday, Jan. 8, to a Middleburg
neighborhood after sheriff's deputies ar-
rested a teenagers with what they believed
were the ingredients for making Molotov
cocktails.
A resident in the 2900 block of Stone-
gate Lane called about a man in the woods
in near Blanding Boulevard about 4 p.m..
A deputy found the man, who had two root
beer bottles wrapped in T-shirt. The man
also had a lighter in his pocket, according to
a Clay County Sheriff's Office arrest report.
Adama Clemant Culli, 16, was charged
with possessing a destructive device, a fel-
ony, and misdemeanor possession of mari-
juana, the report says. Culli's residence was
listed on Stonegate Lane.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
bomb squad was called to destroy the
two bottles.
In another incident at about 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, the Sheriff's Office investigated a
report of a two-liter bottle that was exploded
outside Hickcock's Suoervalu on State Road


Four teens charged in robbery 100 in Keystone Heights.
ORANGE PARK Four Bradford County the bottle along with an en
teenagers are accused of attempting to rob toilet bowl cleaner and a
an Orange Park woman Monday, Jan. 7, arrests were made.
outside a Blanding Boulevard fast-food res-
taurant.
Charged with felony armed robbery are
Tony Smith, 19; of
Starke; and Michael
Kiser, 19; Willie
Tyrell Coleman, 18; ev en t
and Tommy Smith,
17, all of Lawtey.
The four are accused- Special to Clay Toda)
of talking to the vic-| |i
tim inside the restau- ORANGE PARK -- The
rant at 1083 Blanding Tony Smith ange Park will hold
Blvd. about 6 p.m., celebration at 10
then waiting outside Jan. 18, at Grove Pat
for her to leave and School, 1634 Miller S
attempting to take The Tree City US
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ing to a Clay County of the ceremony, w
Sheriff's Office arrest clude lelentary sti
report. ing four Live Oak trei
Using informa- the town.
tion from the victim Michael Kiser
who quickly called


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luminum foil. No


60t ANNIVERSARY

JUNE & KEN RUSSELL







Residents of Green Cove for 21 years, married at First Church in
Camp Hill, AL. Dec. 1947.
June is the former June Swertger. They celebrated with a fam-
ily dinner at Holiday Inn (Commonwealth Ave.) after a week long
family reunion in Gatlinburg TN. with children, grandchildren, 23
total. Ken and June met in High School. When he first saw her he
told his best friend that he would marry that girl (not knowing her
name). After his service in the Merchant Marines in WW2, they
were married in 1947 and have lived happily ever since.
Their Children are: Ken Jr.-G.C. D., David-Starke FL., Susan-
Orange Park FL., Salli Windham-Lake Asbury. Plus 11 grand chil-
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Poker Room
FROM PAGE 1A

13 years. He said on Saturday, "We're let-
ting 10 people in at a time, and we've let
four groups in so far."
The first two hours were set aside for
Clay County residents.
Elvin Cruz, 37, of Margaret's Walk in
Green Cove Springs said he was looking
for a dealer job.
"I don't have any training," he said,
"but the ad said they would train us."
His son, Elvin Cruz Jr., said he want-
ed to work as a dealer part-time. He'll be
going to school in the fall.
One man drove all the way from Biloxi,
Miss. for a job. Before Hurricane Katrina
struck the Gulf Coast in August 2005, Biloxi
was a central gaming room community.
Sheryl Henry of Middleburg was
standing in the long line. She admitted to
"being in my 30s." She, too, was looking
for a dealer's job.
Thomas Coen, 40,- of Jacksonville,
near the end of the line, said he would like
to be a dealer.
Josh Zuckerman, who usually hangs
his hat at St. Johns Poker Room as its di-
rector of poker operations, said "People
were lined up when I arrived around 8
a.m." Eventually they stretched beyond
the end of a long chain-link fence.
Michael Munz, a spokesman for the
kennel club, explained what kinds of peo-
ple they were looking for.
"They have to have the right atti-
tude. They also have to have the ability
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Dealer applicants line up outside the Orange park Kennel Club on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 9 a.m. A spokesman said 91 hirees are from Clay County.


train people.
"A lot of it is about personality," he
continued, "and the ability to lead and have
an aptitude for the skill of the game."
-Beginners or experienced dealers will
get extensive training, he added.


Munz said there were 25 interviewers
working behind closed doors in one-on-
one interviews. No photos were permitted
on the second floor.
The Orange Park Town Council voted
3-2 to allow card room gambling at its


Sept. 4 council meeting.
Two weeks ago, kennel club president
Howard Korman said he expected to open
the room in March or April. It will be on
the second floor, which is currently un-
dergoing renovations.


Survey
FROM PAGE 1A


Klare Reinhold Foundation, Clay County
Chamber Foundation; Reliant Advisors;
Jorgensen Learning Center; Ray Avery;
Clay County Port; Pappas, Metcalf, Jenks &
Miller and Penney Retirement Community.
"I believe we are at a critical time in
the life of Clay County," said Ray Avery,
chair of the Clay Quality Council Steering
Committee.
"I believe it is time for our citizens to
determine a shared vision for our future
and developnthe tools to track our prog-
r..ess. The development of our own Clay
County Quality of Life Indicators is a first
step to develop the baseline from which to
measure our progress toward the vision
we set," he said.
Community organizations, employ-
ers, churches and interested citizens
need to get involved and help spread the
word about the survey, said Nancy Ulrich,
president of Ulrich Research.
"There is no end to what this survey
can do but we need people to have the en-
ergy and take the initiative in order for
this to work," she said.
A key component of making the survey
successful is to make certain all residents


Go online to www.cIayqolcom to
fill out a Clay County Quality of Life
Survey. Anyone wanting a printed
questionnaire can get one at the
Chamber of Commerce, 1329 Kings-
ley Ave, Suite A, Orange Park. To get
mailed copy, contact Ulrich Research
Services Inc. at (904) 264-3282.


have a chance to participate, she said.
"We want to make sure all four cor-
ners of the county are covered. We don't
want this to just be an Orange Park sur-
vey, or Fleming Island. We want Keystone
Heights.in there and the northwest corner
of the county," she said.
While Ulrich is hopeful thousands
respond, at least 400 to 500 responses
are needed to make the survey viable.
Ulrich Research may also conduct a
supplemental telephone survey to make
certain the survey cuts across the wid-
est possible economic and social bound-
aries, she said.
The Jacksonville Community Council
Inc. (JCCI), considered the originator of
quality of life surveys now used thou-
sands of communities around the world,
is a partner in the process. Joining JCCI
is Jorgensen Learning Center, which will
conduct post-survey discussions, and Or-


ange Park's internationally known Ulrich
Research Center, which created the sur-
vey and will compile the results.
The QOL surveys provide much de-
tailed information that could help drive
local government initiatives for decades
to corfie. For example a 2006 QOL prog-
ress report done by JCCI for Jacksonville
touched on topics ranging from achieving
educational excellence to enjoying arts,
culture and recreation to preserving the
natural environment.
This is an all-inclusive process that"
cuts across economic, racial, gender and
religious boundaries so that the survey re-
flects the broadest possible perspective of
Clay County in 2008. Gathering the survey
results is on the beginning of a process that
will take nearly six months. Once the survey
ends in late January, a steering committee
will look at the data and create subcom-
mittees that will target common areas of
concern found in the survey.
By March the subcommittees will be
asked to provide their vision of how to
achieve the goals. Using that information
and other data collected JCCI will com-


plete the research in April or May and
present a preliminary report to the steer-
ing committee in June and finalize the re-
port a month later.
A release date for the survey is not set.
Once it's distributed, however, discus-
sions will begin with local government,
churches, non-profits and other organiza-
tions to find out what they can do to help
achieve the QOL's vision of Clay County.
Avery said, "I am still learning about
this program but from all I have read, this
approach makes good common sense and
I am very excited about the prospect of
our entire community including business
leaders, community leaders, faith groups,
civic organizations, educators, environ-
mentalist and residents from all walks
of life in Clay County coming together to
establish a vision for the future and es-
tablishing indicators to measure our prog-
ress. For this to be an ongoing success it
is essential that our entire communityp-
articipates."
To be a Quality of Life partner, contact
Leigh Ann Rassler at (904) 264-0718 or
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The report says investigators believe
Henry blamed the thefts on a man named
"Andrew." However, investigators believe
Henry was posing as Andrew as he at-
tempted to retrieve the stolen items from
the Miami business.
Henry also asked a long-time associ-
ate to create a "secure" email address
that could not be traced to him, the report
says. The asSociate later provided inves-
tigators with emails that showed Henry
directed him to fix a problem with the
service so he could receive emails from
the Miami business, the report says.
Henry did not respond Tuesday, Jan.
8, to email and could not be reached at his
Doctor's Lake Road home for comment.
The arrest came the same day that
Henry contacted the media about a visit-
ing an Afghanistan doctor, who was there
to retrieve medical supplies.
Grabowski, who quit a teaching job
to volunteer at America's Heart five days
a week, said saw Henry Monday as she
walked to an area of the warehouse where
medical supplies are prepared for ship-
ment.
"He was in a room in front and I waved
at him as I walked through," she said. "Ev--
erything was business as usual."
A short time later, Henry's son came
to the medicine area to tell. Grabowski
and another volunteer the warehouse was
closing early.
"Bill's son came in and said we'll be
leaving early today; that something had
come up and -to wrap up," Grabowski
said. "It was obvious he was upset and I
asked if everything was OK and he said
everything is not OK. That they had just
arrested his dad."
"You could have knocked me down. I
couldn't believe it. I have worked there for
a few years now. All I've ever seen from
him is to help other people."
In a. January 20.06 interview with Clay
Today, Henry said he was directed by God
in 1993 to open Ameri.ca's Heart after re-
tiring from CSX and turning his life over
to Jesus Christ.
"It was as clear as if he was talking
on the cell phone or on the radio," Henry
said.


STAFF PHOTO BY GREG WALSH
A volunteer works in the America's Heart north Jacksonville warehouse in January 2006 to fill small bags of potato flakes from a 500-pound box donated to


the private relief organization.
He later started Santa Fe, Suwannee
& Tampa Bay, Inc., a successful ship con-
tainer business in Tampa that was used to
send the materials around the world. Do-
nations funded much of the work, Henry
said, but he also used his own personal
funds to send shipments.
Henry and .other volunteers said
America's Heart took several truckloads of
goods to south Florida victims of multiple
hurricanes in 2004 and Mississippi resi-
dents suffering after Hurricane Katrina
in 2005. America's Heart also sent aid to
victims of the 2004 tsunami, earthquake
survivors in Pakistan, African nations bat-
tling famine and Zambian orphanages for
HIV-infected infants.
Henry, who has traveled to Afghani-
stan and other nations, also maintained
his was one of the few private organiza-
tions able to send humanitarian aid to
starving North Koreans at a time when the
United States limited aid there..
The organization's 36,000-square-
foot warehouse on. North Liberty Street is
crammed with hundreds of tons of food,
clothing, medicine and sophisticated hos-
pital equipment, including a mobile X-ray
machine. For example, volunteers spend
hours taking 500-pound boxes of potato
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In a January 2006 interview, Russell
Griggs, executive director of World Out-
reach Now in Columbia, S.C., said that he
turned to Henry to help get two shipments
of desperately needed drugs to Haiti.
"It's one of the.most effective of all the
organizations that l work with, and I work
with a lot of them," said Griggs, a former
director of Feed the Children Canada.
Griggs said Henry's "grassroots con-
nections" go beyond where governments
can go, reaching down into neighbor-
hoods and church congregations that can
put food and medicine into people's hands
quickly.
Henry also made headlines in 2006
when he told police a small Bible in his
shirt pocket saved his life by stopping a
bullet fired by an unknown assailant. No
one was arrested in the crime and Henry
said he suffered only-minor injuries.
In another incident, an America's
Heart cargo truck was found burning on-


Russell Road in January 2007. Witnesses
reported seeing an unidentified man run-
ning from the truck moments before it
caught fire and then getting into another
vehicle, according to a Sheriff's Office in-
cident report.
Henry told the Clay County Sheriff's
Office the truck had been stolen from the
warehouse along with about $220,000 in
medical equipment, including an IV pump
that was destroyed in the fire.
No arrests were made in that inci-
dent.
Grabowski said she'can't believe
Henry would file a false report. She said
she had heard some comments about the
warehouse dispute but stayed out "of the
politics" to focus on her job.
For now the warehouse remains
closed.
"I would certainly hate to see it come
to a stop. I have seen to many good things
done," she said. "Too many people have
been helped. It makes my heart sad. I
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Eric Minich who won the 171-pound champi-
onship puts the clamps on Ridgeview's Shane
Hoskins moments before pinning him in the title
match at the Clay Rotary Invitational on Satur-
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Surname Warrior fitting for college athlete


Warrior continues to do
what he did at Ridgeview for
Charleston Southern
By Horace Davis
Sports Writer
ORANGE PARK- Clay County sports fans
and coaches may remember the dominat-
ing defensive presence Josh Warrior was
at Ridgeview High School from 2000-04;
well the redshirt junior is making the
same type of impact for Charleston South-
ern University. Warrior, who totaled 154
tackles in his senior year and holds school
records for tackles in a season, tackles for
loss and most forced fumbles while earn-
ing All-County and All-Conference honors
as a junior and senior at Ridgeview, also
holds the school record in power clean
with a lift of 335 pounds is still continu-
ing to be a force all of this from a player
whose career almost came to an end be-
fore it ever got started.
Warrior was in a serious car accident
two year ago when he was a freshman.
The crash left the 5-11, 215-pounder with
two fractured vertebrae in his back.
Despite the severity, doctors believed
the back would heal in three months.
However, after six months, only one of
-the vertebrae had healed completely and
doctors began to wonder how the other
would fare. Needless to say, football was
no longer an option.
"I remember the doctor telling me
that if I were his kid, I would never play
football again," said Warrior. "I was dev-
astated because football is everything to
me. We decided to wait six more months


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to see what happened so I redshirted and
just prayed that God would see fit to let
me heal."
Interestingly enough, during his meet-
ing with head coach Jay Mills the following
spring, the two discussed his football play-
ing future. As fate would have it, Warrior's
cell phone rang during the meeting. The
call was from his doctor who told him that
his back was completely healed and that he
would be cleared to play football again.
"The only way to explain it is that God an-
swered my prayers and saw fit to heal me."
Warrior was back in full pads during


the 2006 season but was slow to turn
himself loose for several weeks. Some-
thing the coaching staff noticed early on.
"He was back out there but he wasn't
the Josh Warrior that we knew," said Mills.
"Josh is an aggressive, physical, contact
type of player. For a few weeks, he was
very hesitant and we sort-of wondered if he
would ever cut it loose. One day in practice
I remember him delivering a hard tackle.
I remember smiling and saying to myself,
'that's the Josh Warrior I know."
Coming back from a car accident to
play football is only part of this story. As
it turns out, Mills and Warrior's parents,
oddly enough, are from the same small
town in Iowa, a town of about 900 resi-
dents. Mills, about five or six years older,
had moved away when Warrior's father
was killed in a car accident while his
mother was pregnant with Josh.
Nearly 20 years later, Warrior's
mother, Mari, was put through a similar
process in dealing with a loved one and a
car accident.
"When this happened to Josh, my
first thoughts were with his mother,"
said Mills. "To think of her going through
a similar scenario some 19 years apart
and to see the way she handled everything
was truly an inspiration.
"For Josh's parents to be from the
same small town that I was from and
for us to both end up here at Charleston
Southern, to me that's God having a plan.
I know he has a plan for Josh, not only in
football, but in life."
With his health in good standing,
Warrior says he is having the most fun
he's ever had playing football. He looks
forward to practice daily and can hardly


contain himself on game day.
"I'm a lot more comfortable and confi-
dent and it's cool to finally be able to play
to my potential," he said. "I've been truly
blessed. I've faced some tough times but
God has carried me through it. I'm hav-
ing a great time and I'm trying to cherish
every moment I have in this game. It can
all end in an instant and I know that. I
don't want to waste one single minute."
Mills too is now seeing the "Warrior"
that he saw as a freshman.
"He's pound for pound the strongest
guy in the program," said the coach. "He
owns just about every strength and agil-
ity record among the defensive backs that
we keep. He's one of those guys who is
always around the football, always in the
action. "He's a man of few words but he
plays with such heart and passion. We're
so happy that he's playing again and that
he's playing for us."
As the name suggests, Warrior has
been a king of the battlefield for the Buc-
caneers this season. He was second on
team with 86 tackles and was tied for in-
terceptions with three.
What does the future hold for this in-
spiring young man, "Right now I'm praying
to God that he will lead me into the direc-
tion he wants me to go, I would love to
play in the NFL and God has placed sev-
eral people in my midst, but if that doesn't
pan out I would go into the ministry full
time, currently I'm with a program called
Campus Outreach."
Whatever path this young man takes
and with God leading him success is sure
to follow.
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Free throw contest
The Knights of Columbus will sponsor
a free throw contest on Jan. 19 at 1 p.m.
at the Annunciation Catholic School in
Middleburg.
Competition is open for all boys and
girls ages 10 to 14 and awards will be
given to the winners in each age category.
Entry forms can be picked up at St. Luke's
church office.
Late comers may register prior to
shooting at the court but for more details
call Phillip Lamoureux at (904)276 2993.

YMCA soccer registration
The YMCA is accepting youth soccer
registrations for boys and girls ages 4
- 17 at their Orange Park, Fleming Island


and OakLeaf locations until February 7.
For more information call the YMCA
at (904) 272-4304."

OPAA baseball registration
Orange ParkAthletic Association (OPAA)
is starting their spring season baseball (ages
4-15) and softball registrations (ages 5-14),
on Saturdays, January 12, 19, and 26 from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dick's Sporting Goods
in the Orange Park Mall.
Additionally, registrations will also be
held at the Orange Building at OPAA on
Tuesdays, January 15 and 22 and Thursdays,
January 17 and 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Baseball cost is $100 for t-ball and
u8, $125 for ulO and u12 and $150 for
ul5. Softball cost is $110 for u8, ulO,


u12 and $125 for u14, scholarships and
financial aid are available by applying at
registration. For more information visit
www.opaa.us.

Tanglewood baseball registration
Tanglewood Athletic Association (TAA)
invites boys and girls ages 4-15r to reg-
ister for the 2008 spring season to play
Baseball. TAA offers players the oppor-
tunity to learn baseball skills, teamwork,
sportsmanship, and cooperation in a fun,
family environment.
Online registration will run from Jan
1 until Jan 24, participants can also reg-
ister at TAA beginning on Tuesday Jan.15
through Saturday, Jan.26.
TAA is conveniently located just 1


block east of Blanding Blvd. or one mile
south of College Drive, the park is located
at 2680 Gifford Avenue.
For more information call (904) 276-7182,
or visit our website at www.eteamz.conmtaa.

Happenings at Soccer Club
The Clay County Soccer Club (CCSC)
is having holiday happenings at the Eagle
Harbor Soccer Complex that will include
a Holiday Soccer Camp Jan 7 -31 for the
cost of $55, walk-in registration is avail-
able from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. or online regis-
tration at www.claycountysoccer.com.
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CLAY HILL BAPTIST
6054 CR-218, Maxville 289-9292
LAKE ASBURY
BAPTIST CHURCH
Pastor Skipper Smith
Lake Asbury Comm. Center
DOCTORS INLET
DOCTORS INLET CHURCH OF GOD
Chris Oliver
144 Old Jennings Rd.
272-0919
FELLOWSHIP BIBLE CHURCH
Rev. Gary Shilling
2827 CR 220
RIVERS OF LIFE MINISTRIES
Ski p & Sheilah Ryan
P.O. Box 324 DI. 32030
272-5433
LAKESIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH.
Pastor Craig Bowen
564 Tara Farms Dr. (across from Doctors Inlet
Elementary near College Dr & CR 220)
272-3302
FAITH WESLEYAN CHURCH
582 Plantation Dr.
(College Dr. extended south from CR 220)
72-1754
Rev. Michael Allen Pastor
9:30 Sunday School,
10:45 Worship Wed. 7p.m.
FLEMING ISLAND
CHRIST'S CHURCH FLEMING ISLAND
5900 U.S. 17 South, Fleming Island
Services: Sunday, 9:00a.m. & 10:30a.m.
268-2500
CROSSROAD LUTHERAN
5101 Lakeshore Dr. W.
Fleming Island
Sunday Worship 8:00a.m. & 10:30a.m.
Sunday School :15a.m.
FLEMING ISLAND
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Dr. Jim Weldon Jr., Pastor
1743 CR 220, Orange Park
553-8493
FLEMING ISLAND BAPTIST CHURCH
Brother Tnimothy, Pastor
1871 CR 220 264-4370
HERITAGE BAPTIST
4325 Hwy. 17S. 269-2405
PATHWAY CHURCH
F.I. Elementary, Lakeshore Dr. E.
10a.m. Sunday
Teaching Pastor: Russell Franklin

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH
David Swinyer, Pastor
4501 U.S. 17 S.
269-2607
SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH
Fr. Donal, Pastor
7190 Hwy 17S.
284-3811
GREEN COVE SPRINGS
ABUNDANT LIFE
CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Pastor Scott Becker
91 Branscomb Rd, Green Cove Springs
FL, 32043 282-3060
Sunday Worship 10:30a.m. & 6p.m.
at Lake Asbury Jr. High
Wed. Family Prayer 7:00p.m. at 91 Branscromb Rd.
CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP CHURCH
806 Oak St.* 284-1570


CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH
Paul Salazar, Pastor
506 So. Highland Ave.
284-5936
CHURCH OF CHRIST,
Glenn Logston & Claude McEldowney
479 Houston St.
284-1858
CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST
703 Middleburg Ave.
CONGREGATION HOLINESS CHURCH
Rev. Ronnie Surrency
Hwy. 16 Home 284-5913
CROSSROAD LUTHERAN MEETS AT
THUNDERBOLT ELEMENTARY
2020 Thunderbolt Dr.,
Fleming Island Plantation
Rev. James Graeser
264-6575
DECOY BAPTIST CHURCH
Bobby Baker
671 Decoy Rd.
284-5223
DEFENDER'S MINISTRY
Rev. Dave Talbot
FAITH BAPTIST TEMPLE
Pastor Ed Steves
4330 CR-15A
FIRST AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH
433 Palmetto Ave. 284-5490
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
615 Walnut St.
284-'9231
Pastor Anselmo Castano
FIRST HAITIAN CHURCH
Rev. Fritzner Jean
1489 Russell Rd.
FIRST UNITED PENTECOSTAL
Rev. D.A. Dodge, Pastor
5945 Hwy 17 S.
'Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Sun. @ 2 p.m.; Thurs. @ 7 p.m.
1-888-356-6991 for more into.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Rev. W. Hunter Camp, 11
Gum St. at U.S. 17
284-9261
FIRST UNITED METHODIST
Richard Shannonhouse
500 Walnut St.
284-9700
FLEMING ISLAND UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Rev. Cory Britt
7170 Highway 17
284-3369
GRACE MISSIONARY BAPTIST
4411 Springbank Rd., GCS
Brother Spurgeon Hayes Pastor
Sun. School 10 ll a.m.
Worship Service II Noon
Sunday Eve. 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Wed. "Eve.6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Thursday. Eve. 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
GREEN COVE SPRINGS CHURCH OF GOD
3218 U.S. 17 N. 284-6916
HARBOR BAPTIST CHURCH
Samuel Jewell, Pastor
1120 Clay St. at Hwy 17
Green Cove Springs
529-5229
HIBERNIA BAPTIST CHURCH
7100Hiway17ngs
Green Cove Springs
904 529-8944
HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST
Pastor Michael Madaris
310 Oakridge Ave. G.C.S.
904-284-3311
KINGDOM OF GOD IN CHRIST
Elder Scott
1205 Houston St.
LAKE ASBURY BAPTIST CHURCH
Troy Grant
2674 Henley Rd. 282-7079
LIVING WATERS WORSHIP CENTER
1104 Idlewild Ave.
MT. OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. Johany Bryant
1315 East St.


MT. PLEASANT BAPTIST
Rev. Robert L. Wright
1300 MLK Blvd.
284-9431
MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
549 Palmetto Ave.
RIST
Rev. Darcey Moser, Jr.
2001 Deel Rd.
ORANGE AVE. BAPTIST
Dr. H. Mark Nicholson
1106 N. Orange Ave.
284-3937
RUSSELL BAPTIST
2299 Sandridge Rd., GCS
Lake Asbury 284-3951
8:15 amnt, 11:00 am & 6:00 pma Sunday Service
ST. JOSEPH BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. Embry Bradley
P.O. Box 1042
ST. MARGARET'S EPISCOPAL
Father Ken Herzoa
Old Church Rd., Hibemia
284-3030
ST. MARY'S EPISCOPAL
Rev. Chris Martin
400 St. Johns Ave.
284-5434
SHARON SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH
5584 Sharon Rd. 284-0046
TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH
Deacon Bruce Butler
P.O. Box 534
BEULAH BAPTIST
Rev. Wescoat Holloway
4579 SR-21
Sun. Sch. 9:45a.mJChurch I 1:00a.m.
529-9530
SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH
Pastor Keith Stewart
CR 226 284-9044
FIRST BLACK CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. Bobby Register 3904 Hwy. 16 W.
529-9084
PENNEY COMMUNITY CHURCH
"Interdenominational"
Plhng & Caroline Blvd.
284-8200
SUNRISE BAPTIST CHURCH
1015 Idlewild Ave., Green Cove Springs
Sunday Sch 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.,
Wed. 7 p.m.
SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH
Father Donal Sullivan
7190 Hwy 17, Green Cove Springs
Sunday Services
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS
CHRIST EVANGELICAL
LUTHERAN CHURCH
Rev. Todd Engel, Pastor
3760 SR 21,KH
Sunday worship 9:15a.m., Worship 10:30a.m.
Wed. Bile hour 6:30p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF KEYSTONE HEIGHTS
Hwy. 100 ,
FRIENDSHIP BIBLE CHURCH
Rev. Lloyd Greene, Pastor
1155 Orchid Avenue
(Coer Hwy. 21 & Orchid Ave.)
eystone Heights, FL 32656
352 -473-2713
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Hwy. 21 473-0602
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS
FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD
SR 100 High Ridge Estates
KEYSTONE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Jeff Kantz, Pastor
Hwy. 21 South
8:15& 11:00 Traditional 9:30 Contemporary
352-473-3829

MIDDLEBURG
ABUNDANT LIFE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Scott C. Becker, Pastor
420 College Dr. Ste. 114
Middleburg, FL 32068
904-298-348
APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE
OF MIDDLEBURG
Pastor M. David Goodman
4182 CR 218 Suite 6
Middleburg, F132068
Sunday Wchip 1 If00a.m. / Wed. 7:00p.m.


(904) 298-1443 or (904) 945-9663
BLACK CREEK CHURCH OF CHRIST
3216 State Rd. 218- 282-4033

BLACK POND BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. Charlie Hunt, Senior Pastor
Rev. Russell Hall, Associate Pastor
3644 Old Jennings Rd., Middleburg FL 32068
282-5718
BRANAN FIELD BAPTIST CHURCH
Pastor Jack Lee
908 Brannanfield Rd.
282-7970
CALVARY BAPTIST
Pastor Ken Pledger
1532 Longbay Rd.
282-0407
CELEBRATION CHURCH MIDDLEBURG
CAMPUS
Meeting at Tynes Elementary
9:30a.m. & 1 l:15a.m.
264-8133
CINNAMON STREET BAPTIST CHURCH
Dr. Lee Roy Dalrymple
20 Cinnamon St.
282-0881
CHRISTIAN FAITH CENTER
4201 Everett Ave. MiddleburgFL
Wendell A. Shaw, Minister ark Sellers,
Minister
291-1235
CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN
Charles McGuckin
1651 Russell Rd.
Comer of CR 220 & 209
Sunday School 10:00a.m.
Sunday Service 11 :00a.m.
282-5048
FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Charles Clark, Pastor
3167 CR 215
Sunday School 9:45a.m.
Sunday Worship 10:45a.m.
Sunday Evening Praise 6:00p.m.
Wednesday 6:00p.m.
282-1466
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Dr. C. Alan Floyd Jr.
2645 Blanding Blvd.
282-5289
FIRST CHURCH OF GOD
Rev. Jesse McLain
3965 Old Jennings Rd.
282-1810
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pastor Edward L. Weinberg
Everett Avenue,
Middleburg
282-7777
Pastor Melvin Register
KINGSLEY LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH
Dan Hughes, Pastor
6289 Mary Dot Lane
Starke, FL 32091
Sunday School 9:45a.m.
Sunday Worship 1 la.m. & 7p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Service 7p.m.
LIVING WATERS OF MIDDLEBURG
Dennis Mills, Pastor
5118 County Road 218 West
291-0704
MADEIRA BAPTIST
Dr. Jerry Robinson, Pastor
1650 Blanding, Middleburg
291-1880
MAXVILLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Rev. Linda Adkins
9140 Hwy. 301, Mxvl 289-9727
MIDDLEBURG CHURCH OF GOD
2728 Howard Rd.
282-2957
MIDDLEBURG PRESBYTERIAN
Rev. John Nicolson
4564 Rosemary St.
282-0130
MIDDLEBURG UNITED METHODIST
Rev. Roger Moore
3825 Main St.
282-5589
MORNING STAR FAMILY CHURCH
Pastor Tom Croft
3900 Main St.
282-3393
NEW INDEPENDENT CHURCH OF GOD
4360 Longmire Rd.


OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. Delton Kilpatrick
CR 215, Middleburg
282-2984.
SALVATION ARMY
2795 CR220
276-6677
SOUTH MIDDLEBURG BAPTIST CHURCH
Calvin Childers, Pastor
4565 Alligator Blvd.
282-9134
ST. LUKE'S CATHOLIC CHURCH
1606 Blanding Blvd.
282-0439
ST. PETER'S LUTHERAN
1614 Blanding Blvd.
282-8876
VINEYARD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Ron Stephans
P.O. Box 862 or 3114 CR 220
904-282-0310
ORANGE PARK
ABUNDANT JOYCHRISTIANFELLOWSHIP
999 Blanding Blvd.
213-0048
Pastor Rev. Donald F. Taylor
ADVENT LUTHERAN CHURCH
2156 Loch Rane Blvd.
Pastors: Robert Hale
272-6370
ASBURY UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH OF ORANGE PARK
Dr. Barbara W. Riddle
Sunday Worship 8:30 and 1 l:00a.m.
16 College Dr.
272-0110
BAHA'I 800-22-UNITE
BE READY MINISTRIES
First Christian-Jewish Fellowship
Spirit and Troth Worship Center
Across From Grove Park Elem on
Miller & Gano.
264-6791,778-1869, 800-445-9955
BEREAN BAPTIST CHURCH
Dr. Tom Neal
4459 U.S. Hwy. 17 S.
BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH
Dr. Paul Fowler, Pastor
3060 Moody Rd.
BIBLE BELIEVERS
Christian Fellowship
Pastor Curtis A.Beceles Sr.
2106 Park Avenue
269-2423
BUCKMAN BRIDGE
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY
http://www.bbuus.org
P.O. Box 844
Orange Park, FL 32067
276-3739
CALVARY ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Pastor Lamar Jacks
9 Knight Boxx Rd.
272-5774
Wednesday 7.00p.m.
Sunday 1a.m. & 5:30p.m.
CALVARY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
112 Blanding Blvd.
Rev. Roy Harris 272-4210
CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH
942 Oak Lane
Pastor Johnny Thomas 276-9099
CELEBRATION CHURCH O.P. CAMPUS
Pastor Darren Sullivan
Sundays 9:30 & 11:15a.m.
Saturdays 6:00 / Weds. 7:00p.m.
264-8133 www.celebration.org
CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER
Meets Sunday at 2:00 at Wilson Inn on
Collins Road
FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH OF GOD
J.A. Jones, Pastor
DeBarry & Gano 264-7540
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ORANGE PARK
David Tarkington, Pastor
1140 Kingsley Ave.
264-2351
FIRST CHRISTIAN
CHURCH OF ORANGE PARK
Dr. Bob Bole, Pastor
2876 Moody Rd.
272-1250
GOOD SAMARITAN ANGLICAN CHURCH
1146 Blanding Blvd.
272-3111


GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle, Rector
Rev. Celeste Tisdelle, Assistant Rector
245.Kingsley Ave.
Sunday: 8:00a.m. in the Chapel (with music)
10:00a.m. in the Church (with music)
264-9981 www.graceepiscopalop.org
ISLAND VIEW BAPTIST CHURCH
Dr. WM. Scott Conner
900 Hwy. 17
264-641"1
LAKESIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST
Mike King, Minister
2539 Moody Rd.
264-2463
LIGHTHOUSE BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pastor Romeo Cerico
Meets at New Life Fellowship
1045 Blanding Blvd., Ste. 209
Orange Park
945-4712
www.lbbcjax.vpweb.com
MOOSEHAVEN CHAPEL
278-1210
NEW BEGINNINGS OF ORANGE PARK
Pastor Bill Hackworth
2141 Loch Rane Blvd. Suite 125, OP, FL 32073
904-276-7775
Sundays 10:30 a.m. 12p.m.
Wedaesdays 7 p.m.
www.nbop.org
NEW GRACE CHURCH
Rev. Dr. Jon C. Shuler, Ph.D.
Rev. David Freels
Sunday 8:00 am 2141 Loch Rane Blvd., Ste.1 18
10:00a.m. OPHS Cafetorium
298-2998 www.graceanglicanchurch.org
NEW HORIZONS ORANGE PARK
Terry Muntain, Pastor
Meets at OP HS Cafeteria
Sunday 9 am.
Bible Study 10:30a.m.
ORANGE PARK CHURCHOF CHRIST
Terrace Rhoden, Preacher
1365 Kingsley Ave. OP, FL 32067
P.O. Box 23 2644833
ORANGE PARK UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Mark Becker, Pastor
Worship 8:15, 9:15,9:25, 11:00
152 Stowe Ave.
264-2241
ORANGE PARK ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Armand Egnew, Pastor
Services 10:30a.m. & 6p.m.
1324 Kingsley Ave.
264-5961
ORANGE PARK CHURCH
OF THE NAZARENE
3212 Moody Rd. 269-5623
ORANGE COVE SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
New Pastor Andre' Van Heerden
Prayer meeting Wednesday at 7p.m.
Worship at 1l:20a.m. Saturday
4501 US Hwy 17 South 269-2607
ORANGE PARK PRESBYTERIAN
Rev. Tim Roberts
Sunday School 9:30a.m and Ill:00am
Worship 9:15a.m. & 11la.m.
1905 Park Avenue
26440536
www.oppresby.com
RIDGEWOOD BAPTIST
Dr. Hal Fletcher
939 Blanding Blvd.
272-3791
ST. CATHERINE'S CATHOLIC CHURCH
1649 Kingsley Ave. 264-0577
ST. GILES PRESBYTERIAN
Troy Lewis, Pastor
116 Foxridge Dr.* 272-1244
ST. JAMES AME CHURCH
Alesia Scott-Ford, Pastor
504 McIntosh Ave.
278-7037
Sunday Service 11a.m.
NEW BEGINNINGS CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Pastor Jerry Larkford
1134 Blanding Blvd. 272-1017
VINEYARD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
OF ORANGE PARK
109 Industrial Loop. N
Orange Park, Fl. 32073
276-76422903901


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Raiders' unbeaten streak ends in double OT loss


Randy Lefko teams do not match strength to strength," m-
Correspondent said McCarter, whose Mustangs lost to the
Raiders before the Christmas break. "We
ORANGE PARK The Orange Park High are bigger, but they are faster. We wanted
School boys' basketball team had their to give them just one shot, rebound and
season opening 13 game winning streak get the ball down the court."
snapped in an exciting double overtime In the second half, the Raiders cut the
61-60 loss Tuesday night to district 1-6A deficit to just three points at 32-29 at the
rival Mandarin High and the loss stung intermission with guard Tony Baker rack-
Raider head coach Daryl Lauderdale who ing up nine of his 19 points in the second
stated following the contest, "We played quarter.
one of their worst games ever." The Raiders floor leader senior guard
"We didn't play at all during the Jerome Clyburn hit for just five points
Christmas holiday and it showed, I think with his first two-pointer late in the fourth
we last played a game on December 21. quarter.
Tonight, we played terrible and it still took "I think every one of our guys played
two overtimes for Mandarin to beat us." their worst'game," said Lauderdale. "I am
Right from the opening whistle, Or- sure we'll see them again later in the sea-
ange Park looked liked they were doomed son."
to be blown out by the quick and tall Mus- In the second half, the Raiders' ball-
- tang squad who blasted to an 18-11 first hawking full court pressure defense
quarter lead. started to whittle away at the Mustang
"I can't count.how many
fumbled passes, tipped re- 7
bounds and missed shots
we had in that first half,"
said Lauderdale. "We kept
trying to penetrate their 2-
3 zone defense they run but
our outside shots were not .wi l
falling."
Thb Raiders got the hot
hand from forward Clarence
Tillman in the first half as
the wily speedster htt for
14 first half points, but then
Tillman got shut down to a
mere five second half and oRRESPNDg EP
overtime points. Orange Park's Clarence Tillman (23) rises
"We shot in streaks," center PJ. Gaynor for two of his 19 points
said Lauaderdale. "We had 60 double overtime loss.
great practices throughout front court and produce turnover
the break, but a game and which led to scores. Down by as muce
practice are two different as 44-37 with seven minutes left it
things. I might need to think the third, the Raiders surged behin
about games for next year." a mane-a-mano challenge between
For Mandarin, who im- Tillman and Mandarin's 6-foot-4 cen
proved to 12-4 with the win, ter P.J Gaynor. Tillman attacked th
head coach Terry McCarter painted lane where Gaynor lurke
was aware of. the Raider and created scoring opportunities a
footspeed and hoped that the foul line.
his taller inside game would A"We kept throwing the ball dow:
negate the Orange Park at- low and getting the fouls, but our fou
tack. Guard Chad Renfro led shooting was awful," said Lauderdale
the Mustangswith 24 points "We got them in foul trouble."
with 13 in the first quarter. :Baker would take a rebound base
"You never know what line to baseline with 4:03 to go to ge
kind of game can come out District play brings out physical play as Raider center David Marlar battles Orange Park to within a bucket befor
of this rivalry because both for position down low Tuesday night at Orange Park. center David Marlar snared an erran


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in the


Mustang pass and wiggled his
way in for the tying layup with
3:48 to go.
Baker whipped home a
long three pointer from the
right side to give Orange Park
a 49-46 lead before Mandarin
hit a jumper and a 3-pointer to
regain the edge at 51-49 with
2:03 to go.
At 52-52 with nine sec-
onds, Tillman had two free
throws bounce off the rim and
a strong rebound effort by Cly-
burn got Orange-Park the ball
again. A miss by Baker wound
up touched out of bounds by
Mandarin giving the Raiders
one more shot to steal the win.
Clyburn missed a jumper at
the top of the key to send the
game into another four minute
overtime period.
"We had the shots, but they
didn't fall," said Lauderdale.
In the final overtime peri-
od, tenacious defense on both
sides kept the scoring to just
four for Mandarin and three
for Orange Park with the Raid-
ers missing a final chance to
snare the win from a dropped
Marlar outlet pass to Baker
at the top of the key. Baker
got the score to 61-60 with a
long three pointer with three
Mandarin defenders in his
RANDYLEFKO face with 1.8 seconds to go,
e Mandarin but could not handle Marlar's
Raiders 61- release pass as the buzzer
sounded.
Baker hit two three point-
ers for the game with guard Sammy Moji-
ca hitting one in the first quarter. Orange
Park outscored Mandarin 15-8 in the
fourth quarter.


ST. AUGUSTINE On January, 24, 2008
Golfers' Charity Tournament will present
a Golf .Classic tournament benefiting the.
Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TS Alliance)
at the King and Bear golf course at the
World Golf Village in between Jackson-
ville and St Augustine. The tournament
is hosted by Hagan Ace Hardware, HRH
Health and Safety Systems and spon-
sored by Business Condos USA and Beef
O'Brady's.
With a 1 p.m. shotgun start, the event
will include 18-holes of golf at the scenic
course, use .of the club's amenities'and
end with cocktails and an awards din-
ner. Proceeds will help fund numerous
research endeavors, medical and public
education programs, as well as the fam-
ily support programs that-benefit all indi-
viduals and families affected by tuberous
sclerosis complex (TSC).
The TS Alliance is the only national
voluntary health organization dedicated to
finding a cure for tuberous sclerosis com-
plex while improving the lives of those af-
fected. For more information about the TS
Alliance or TSC, contact the organization
toll-free at (800) 225-6872 or visit www.
tsalliance.org.
TSC is multi-system genetic disorder
that causes tumors to form in various or-
gans, primarily the brain, eyes, heart, kid-
neys, skin, liver and lungs. People with
TSC often develop epilepsy, autism and
learning and behavioral disorders. TSC
is estimated to affect nearly 50,000 peo-
ple in the U.S., and more than I million


worldwide. Currently, there is no cure.
-Online registration and sponsor in-
formation is available at www.greatgolfe-
vents-com/tsalliancegolf.html. For more
information, contact Bill Brown at (904)
291-8987. Or call


TSC, contact the organization toll-free at
(800) 225-6872 or visit www.tsalliance.org.








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Holiday rust shows as Lady Eagles fall to Bradford


By Horace Davis
Sports Writer
ORANGE PARK- Clay County kids returned
to school on Tuesday and while some teams
played in holiday tournaments others did
not and the Fleming Island Lady Eagles
basketball squad was one that went with
the latter approach the tactic did bring
concern to head coach Kim Pereira when
the Lady Tornadoes from Bradford County.
paid a visit and outlasted the Eagles 44-34


to improve to 10-2 while Fleming Island's
record fell to 9-4.
"We did not play in any tournaments
over the break but we did have some very
good practices. However, game play and
practice are horses of a different color so
yes rust is a concern for me tonight but
we'll see what happens," said Pereira.
The head coach's concern was war-
ranted early on as the Eagles were slow
out of the box and scored just six points
in the opening eight minutes of play but


Kim Grogan (20) helped get Fleming Island back in the game during an 11-2 run in the second quarter.


STAFF PHOTOS BY HORACE DAVIS
Chelsea Ragle (15) received an unexpected start against Bradford and scored 5 points in the loss.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The City of Green Cove Springs proposes to adopt the following ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FLORIDA REZONING
TWO VACANT PARCELS OF REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 818 PINE AVENUE
BETWEEN GROVE STREET AND LAMONT STREET FROM R-1, SINGLE FAMILY
RESIDENTIAL, TO RPO, RESIDENTIAL PROFESSIONAL OFFICE ; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY; REPEALER; AND SETTING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The following public hearings have been scheduled and will be held in the City Council
Chambers, 321 Walnut Street, Green Cove Springs, Florida, to hear comments, if any,
regarding said ordinance:

Planning and Zoning: Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 5:00 PM or shortly thereafter

City Council: First Reading Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 7:00 PM or shortly thereafter

Second &Final Reading Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 7:00 PM or shortly thereafter

Property Identification #:38-06-26-018039-000-00

The.following is a legal description of the property proposed for rezoning:

Parcel 1: Lot 14, Block 53, NORTH SUBURBS OF GREEN COVE SPRINGS, accord-
ing to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, of the public records of Clay
County, Florida.

Parcel 2: The Northerly 49.45 feet of Lot 12, Block 53, NORTH SUBURBS OF GREEN
COVE SPRINGS, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, of the
public records of Clay County, Florida.
The subject property consists of two vacant lots located at 818 Pine Avenue, between
Grove Street and Lamont Street, are currently zoned R-1, Single Family Residential,
and have a current Future Land Use Map designation of RLD, Residential Low Den-
sity.

Please be advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter considered at these scheduled public hearings, he will need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, any person needing a special
accommodation to participate in this matter should contact the City Clerk's Office by
U.S. Mail addressed to 321 Walnut Street, Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043, or by
telephone at 904-529-2200 no later than three (3) days prior to the hearing or pro-
ceeding for which this notice has been given. Hearing impaired persons may access
through (904) 529-2225 (TDD).

Said Ordinance is available at City Hall for review during regular working hours.
All interested individuals are invited to attend these public hearings.

By: Lee Bentley, Planning and Zoning Coordinator

City of Green Cove Springs
321 Walnut Street
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

Don Bowles, City Manager
Legal No 008-0013 publsihed January 10, 2008 in Clay County's Clay Today newspaper.


Bradford scored just ten to open a four-
point advantage.
However, Bradford began to heat up
in the second quarter to take a 17-8 lead
but then the rust seemed to wear off as
Bryce Thomas, Kim Grogan and Olivia
Drew led an 11-2 run over the final 5:48
to tie the game at 19 before Bradford's
Destiny Bass drilled a 3-point shot as the
buzzer ended the half with the Tornadoes
enjoying the 22-19 lead.
"Our offense is predicated from our,
defense, that's been our modus operandi
all season and it wof't change tonight,"
said Bradford head coach David Reynolds.
We plan to attack the basket and push the
tempo on the defensive end too."
Fleming Island received good news prior
to the contest that leading scorer Brittany
Lewis who recently committed to Virginia
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previous three games with shin splints but
on the other hand Pereira revamped her
starting lineup around Lewis with Chelsea
Ragle, Bryce Thomas and Hailey Rutledge
who started in place of regulars Kelsi Wor-
thy, Olivia Drew and Kelsey Branz.-
"There will be a revised starting lineup
because of missed practices over the break,
it's nothing new some players were out of
town with family but you'll see the regulars
in the game. We need to shake off the rust
before tomorrow tonight when Orange Park
comes in to play us," added Pereira.
To Pereira's dismay second half action
did not help her team as Bradford turned
up the heat with pressure defense that
resulted in several uncontested layups by
junior point guard Demteria Slocum who
led all scorers with 17 points and the Tor-
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Spartans, Stallions fit to be tied in rival soccer action


By TL Cochran .f;
Correspondent

ORANGE PARK When two closely
matched teams that have been rivals for
a few years meet most times if not always
the games are nip and tuck or highly con-
tested defensive struggles and that same
formula proved to be true when the Prov-
idence Stallions paid a visit to
district leading St. Johns Coun-
try Day to square off against the
Spartans, both teams could only
muster one goal each for a one-
all tie last Friday night.
"Providence in our biggest rival,
it's always a battle," said Spartans
head coach Felipe Munoz. "I think
both teams came out flat, the long
break for the holiday came at a bad
time and we are still missing some
of our players."
St. Johns was able to take
a 1-0 lead with less than three
minutes left in the opening half
when Cole Snider scored for the
Spartan's on a "worm burner"
from midfield, however, Provi-
dence came out in the second
half with a new formation that
showed more strength at the
midfield and front line levels
and with 20 minutes to go in the
match the Stallions snuck a shot St. Johns
past Spartan's goalie for the tie. ers in the


The Spartans then went on the of-
fensive over the latter stages of the final
minutes as Matt Gray, Joe Patterson, An-
drew Creighton and Jimmy Merrit led a
spirited attack but they could not break
through the converted Stallion defensive
line who managed to hang on for the tie.
"We played well as a team; the effort
and the intensity were there and we won


CORRESPONDENT PHOTOS BY TL COCHRAN
Cole Snider (8) who scored the St. Johns goal battles for ball posses-
sion early in the second half.


a lot of 50/ 50 plays. Really I
think it's just a matter of time
before we come out and play
like we did before the break
but we must get over the in-
jury to Ramzi Shayk but we
found Jimmy Merrit tonight,
he played. very well, Provi-
dence is a good team with a
good coach and we know it will
be a battle for the next few
years to come, added Munoz.
Although the Spartans held
on for the tie they still hold first
place in the district and the lone
goal scorer Cole Snider added,
"They are a big rival and it was
a rough game. I think we play
them at least two or three more
games and next time we've got
to pull ofit a win."


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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The City of Green Cove Springs proposes to adopt the following ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FLORIDAAMENDING
THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP TO DESIGNATE TWO VACANT PARCELS OF REAL
PROPERTY LOCATED AT 818 PINE AVENUE BETWEEN GROVE STREET AND
LAMONT STREET SPECIFICALLY DESCRIBED IN ATTACHMENT "A" FROM RLD,
RESIDENTIAL LOW DENSITY, TO CLI, COMMERCIAL LOW INTENSITY; PROVID-
ING FOR SEVERABILITY; REPEALER; AND SETTING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The following public hearings have been scheduled and will be held in the City Council
Chambers, 321 Walnut Street, Green Cove Springs, Florida, to hear comments, if any,
regarding said ordinance:

Planning and Zoning: Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 5:00 PM or shortly thereafter

City Council: First Reading Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 7:00 PM or shortly thereafter

Second &Final Reading Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 7:00 PM or shortly thereafter


Property Identification #:38-06-26-018039-000-00

The following is a legal description of the property proposed for a Future Land Use
Map Amendment:

Parcel 1: Lot 14, Block 53, NORTH SUBURBS OF GREEN COVE SPRINGS, accord-
ing to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, of the public records of Clay
County, Florida.

Parcel 2: The Northerly 49.45 feet of Lot 12, Block 53, NORTH SUBURBS OF GREEN
COVE SPRINGS, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, of the
public records of Clay County, Florida.
The subject property is located at 818 Pine Avenue, between Grove Street and Lamont
Street and has a current Future Land Use Map designation of RLD, Residential Low
Density and is currently zoned R-1, Single Family Residential.

Please be advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter considered at these scheduled public hearings, he will need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, any person needing a special
accommodation to participate in this -matter should contact the City Clerk's Office by
U.S. Mail addressed to 321 Walnut Street, Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043, or by
telephone at 904-529-2200 no later than three (3) days prior to the hearing or pro-
ceeding for which this notice has been given. Hearing impaired persons may access
through (904) 529-2225 (TDD).

Said Ordinance is available at City Hall for review during regular working hours. All
interested individuals are invited to attend these public hearings.

By: Lee Bentley
Planning and Zoning Coordinator

City of Green Cove Springs
321 Walnut Street
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

Don Bowles, City Manager

Legal No. 008-0012 published January 10, 2008 in Clay County's Clay Today
newspaper.
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Clay places fourth at Rotary Invitational Tournament


Randy Lefko
Correspondent
GREEN COVE SPRINGS Three Clay
County wrestlers stayed unbeaten for the
year while one grappler took his first-loss
of the season as he suffered a minor knee
injury at the annual Clay InvitatiQnal. Ro-
tary Wrestling Tournament that proved to
be a wakeup call for local wrestlers.
Host Clay High took fourth place be-
hind champion Suwannee, runner-up
Bolles and third-place finisher Wakulla
but it did not take away from individual
champions Steven Joseph (119), Garrett
Soileau (130) and Eric Minich (171), a
noticeably fatigued Joseph hung on for a
12-6 decision in the finals, but noted the
holiday did not help.
"I think we have a team that is very
much underachieving and it is mostly a
product of a lack of focus," said Clay head
coach Jim Reape. "We had some key wres-
tlers either not make weight or not show
up on time for the match. We will definitely
address the issues this week in practice."
"119-pound champion Joseph added,
"I gained about seven pounds and had to
cut weight hard to be able to wrestle," said
Joseph, who is unbeaten in 18 matches. "I
was less sharp and tired, but I'll rebound
and return. strong now that school and
regular practices are starting. This won't
happen again."


Middleburg's Jared Podhaney tries a spin move to get away from Luke McGurrin of Bolles; Podhaney lost
the match for his first of the season.


For Soileau, a key matchup with 1A
rival Jordan Cone of Suwannee may be
a precursor for later matches when the


two will inevitably lock up during state
tournament time. Soileau beat Cone two
weeks ago at the Kiwanis Invitational by a


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6-4 score and won Saturday 4-3.
"We go to the Suwannee Invitational
this week so we'll wrestle again and I am
sure he'll get into the state tournament,"
said Soileau who is unbeaten in 22 matches.
"Each time we wrestle, it gets a little more
strategic, but I think it also sharpens us both
for other opponents down the line."
Minich took less than a minute to pin
Shane Hoskins of Ridgeview for his title.
While Clay faced their fourth place
finish other local teams in Middleburg
and Ridgeview did not fare any better
with eighth and twelfth place finishes
respectively.
However, unbeaten heavyweight John
Dixon of Ridgeview maintained his per-
fect record and did it in strong fashion
against recent foe Alex Moore of Bolles
who took Dixon into three overtimes two
weeks ago. Dixon repeated his winning
ways against Moore only with a swift and
decisive pinning combination of the much
bigger Moore.
"I told myself I wasn't going to let it
go to three overtimes again," said Dixon,
now 23-0. "I just did what I do, got him on
the mat and pinned him."
Ridgeview head coach Chris McNe-
aly said his Panthers are staying off the
wrestling radar, but making small strides
toward a possible district team run.
"We had a lot of young kids open the
season and they are beginning to come
into their own," said McNealy. "Freshman
Maxwell Cavender lost to a Suwannee
wrestler in the consolations and Giovany
Ocasio gets better each match. Shane
made a bad move in his finals match and
got caught by Clay's guy and big John is
.just big John."
Middleburg got a return to the mat by
152-pound state qualifier Larry Carnes who
won his first title of the year after struggling
with shoulder injuries. Carnes won 2-1 in a
rugged finals match after hitting for three
pins to advance. Bronco teammate Jared
Podhaney kept his unbeaten streak alive
until the finals match where a strained knee
left him vulnerable. Podhaney lost 10-2 to
Luke McGurrin of Bolles.
"Coach (Ron Warner) told me to de-
fault by injury, but I wanted to finish the
match," said Podhaney. "It's important to
me not to quit."
Warner said -Podhaney's decision
showed him a lot of character for his se-
nior wrestler who is focused on another
state tournament invite.
"He made the decision to tough it out,"
said Warner. "I think he learned a little about
toughness and character and that's good."
In central Florida, Fleming Island
High's wrestlers returned to competitive
action after a disciplinary .team suspen-
sion and placed third overall in team
points at the Citrus High Dual Meet Invi-
tational with three wrestlers winning all
of their matches.
For Fleming Island head coach Jeff Jordan
his team returned to the mat was a welcomed
relief from nearly three weeks away from
competition and the winners at Citrus were-
Adam Taylor (189), David Matthews (215),
Grant Taylor (160) and Chris Fox (103).
"We were a little off as far as tech-
nique and that is to be expected with the
long layoff from competition, but we'll
pick that up soon enough," said Jordan.
"Ad.am, our third place state finisher at
145 last year, bumped up to 189 pounds
with normal teenage growth and working
out and did a great job at that weight."
Fleming Island will travel to Flagler
Palm Coast this weekend for invitational
competition.
The Raiders of Orange Park watched
as 140-pound Anthony Owens was a tour-
nament champion as the Raiders finished
ninth out of 24 teams at the Valdosta In-
vitational in Georgia.
Head Coach Chad Parker reported that
the Raiders loss did not include wrestler
Jason Malta due to re-injuring the eye that
kept him out of last year's season. Malta is
tentatively scheduled to be back in a week.
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Florida Striders Track Club growing and growing


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SPECIAL FROM
DAVE BOKROS
President Florida
Striders
ORANGE PARK
- You see us on
Sunday mornings
completing our
traditional Sun-
day run/walk. We 0, R
can also be seen Dave Bokros
throughout the
week at all times of
the day. We are everywhere!
I was a distance runner in high school
and for years ran religiously. Years of
woik, marriage, and raising a family put
running in the back seat. When I started
running again in 2001 I was on my own.
I set out to conquer the main road in the
center of my neighborhood, a 2,7 mile
loop..I wrestled with that distance for
nearly a year without being able to run
the entire distance. Then someone taught
me how to train. I set a goal to finish a 5k
(3.1 mile) race, and wrote down a train-
ing plan. I found that my goal was easily
attainable using a simple calendar with
mileages written on different days of the
week. I accomplished that goal and was
hungry for more. The friends I met run-
ning were the best part. Sunday morning,
anyone can show up at Sun Tire on Bland-
ing Boulevard around 6:20 am for a run
with the Florida Striders Track Club. We
love to meet new people. We make sure
that everyone knows what the different
courses are, where the water steps are,


and match them up with runners of the
same ability. You can also go to www.
floridastriders.com and go to the link for
running in Florida and find information
for many other organized runs all over the
state courtesy of the Road Runners Club
of America.
Trust me, almost anyone can do this.
We have coached people that could barely
jog for twenty minutes at time through a
beginning runner class. They go on, in-
crease their mileage, and become avid
runners. The social structure will help
you get there. It is wonderful to see. Most
don't know their own potential.
Running is pure sport. The only real
hardware is your shoes. There are iPODs,
GPS watches, heart rate monitors, and all
kinds of cool stuff, but you don't need any
of that stuff. I run with a watch mostly
to keep track of the total time. Put your
shoes on, stretch, and head out the door.
Simple. As a runner, you are alone with
your thoughts. As you run longer dis-
tances, however, you discover that even
your thoughts disappear. Bingo! You are
hooked. Aside from the fact that running
burns calories faster than almost any
other activity, it also changes your mental
state. If yo.u are stressed out, go out for a
long run and come back wondering what
you were so uptight about. That is what
keeps me going. We don't run because we
are strong, we run to be strong.
The Florida Striders also work within
the community. We host four races a year.
River Road Resolution 5k, Run to the Sun
8k, Memorial Day 5k, and the Hog Jog Cross
Country 5k. We manage to do this for the


PHOTO SPECIAL TO CLAY TODAY
Coach Cam Gibson, from left, Tori Taylor, Tyler Thomas, Keith Barje, Erick Pabustan, Chris
Dayao, Dalton Gilbert, Kevin Angell, Josh Borja and Asst Coach Devin Olszewski.

OakLeaf Spartans go back-


to-back in flag football


SPECIAL TO CLAY TODAY

ORANGE PARK The Spartans from
OakLeaf YMCA completed an unde-
feated season at with a 55-32 to win
the Ul 5 Clay County YMCA Flag Foot-
ball championship for the second con-
secutive season.


OakLeaf played several teams
from other Clay County YMCAs during
the season and ended the season with
a 10-0 record.
The Spartans look to continue
their success in the upcoming south-
east regional Let-it-Fly tournament in
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lowest registration fees in town with help
from loyal and generous sponsors. We want
to make sure that a running family can
come out and run together. We support
run/walk clubs for children in area elemen-
tary schools. Any school in any county can
fill out a grant request. The children meet
once a week to run and walk at school. If
a child in the run/walk program attains
the goal of 26.2 miles in one school year,
then they are awarded a marathon medal.
In 2007, we awarded over 1500 marathon
medals. This is a 25% increase over 2006!
Your child may be one of them. After all of
our races we have a one-mile fun run that is
free to all participants. Two generous spon-
sors, Orange Park Kennel Club and Centex
Homes donate money to the schools based
on their participation in two of those fun
runs. In 2007 we spent over $14,000 on
children's running and scholarships.
We are fortunate to have great partners:
The town of Orange Park, the City of Green
Cove Springs, Clay County Sheriffs Depart-
ment, and Clay County Fire and Rescue who
are all a pleasure to work with. Your commu-
nity cares about your fitness and the health of
your children. Our generous sponsors, Mike
Shad Ford, Garber Chevrolet, Jacksonville
Greyhound Racing, Centex Homes, Pinch-
A-Penny, Ronnie Munsey of Ronnie's Wings
and Oyster Bar, Vac-con, Blue Ridge Water,
Key BuickAudi Hyundai, Florida Powertrain,
Sun Tire, Orange Park Medical Center, Citi
Financial, TV4, Dr Gary Meyers DDS, and


many others give generously to make sure
that the Striders can continue to promote ac-
tive, healthy lifestyles through involvement in
your community: Please see our newsletter
at www.floridaStriders.com for many other
loyal sponsors.
Most of those runners you see around
the county are involved in one way or an-
other in making the future of Clay County
healthy and active. You could become one
and make your life more rewarding.
We all started in the same place. If
you want to make a change or need some
training advice go to www.floridastriders.
com and find the link for the Board of Di-
rectors, and give me or any of them a call.
We can always find someone with whom
to run and walk. We also have many ex-
perienced coaches that enjoy giving new
runners advice on training, training plans
and staying motivated. You can also find
interesting articles in our newsletter, the
Strideright, which you can find online.
Our next race will be the River Road
Resolution 5k on Saturday January 12th
at the Orange Park Kennel Club. Registra-
tion for the 5k starts at 6:30 am and the
race starts at 8:00 am. The one-mile fun
run starts. at 9 a.m. and is free! We do
require that you register on race day.
Running is a sport that.nearly anyone
can enjoy. Entire families run together. It's
an excellent way to stay in shape, clear your
mind, and develop a great sense of accom-
plishment. What are you waiting for?


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The following public hearing has been scheduled and will be held in
the City Council Chambers, 321 Walnut Street, Green Cove Springs, to hear
comments, if any, for a proposed Special Exception to allow retail sale and
service of all alcoholic beverages for on-premise consumption in a restaurant
located at 505 North Orange Avenue:

Planning and Zoning Board: Thursday, January 24, 2008, at 5:00 PM
or shortly thereafter

For the following parcel of property:

Parcel Number: 38-06-26-017635-000-00

A part ,of the parcel of real property located at 505 North Orange
Avenue described as:

A portion of Block 18, North Suburbs of Green Cove Springs, Clay
County, Florida, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 11, of the public records of
said County, being more particularly described in Exhibit A of proposed Spe-
cial Exception Application on file and available for review in the Planning and
Zoning Department of City Hall, 321 Walnut Street, during regular working
hours.

The above property has a Future Land Use Map designation of CHI,
Commercial High Intensity and has a Gateway Corridor Zoning Category des-
ignation of GCC, Gateway Corridor Commercial.

Please be advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at these scheduled
public hearings, he will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.

In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, any person
needing a special accommodation to participate in this matter should contact
the City Clerk's Office by U.S. Mail addressed to 321 Walnut Street, Green
Cove Springs, Florida 32043, or by telephone at 904-529-2200 no later than
three (3) days prior to thb hearing or proceeding for which this notice has
been given. Hearing impaired persons may access through (904) 529-2225
(TDD).

All interested individuals are invited to attend these public hearings.

By: Lee Bentley
Planning and Zoning Coordinator

City of Green Cove Springs
321 Walnut Street
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Don Bowles, City Manager
Legal No. 008-0014 published January 10, 2008 in Clay County's Clay
Today newspaper.
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Hicken Foundation Marathon
The Donna Hicken Foundation is call-
ing all runners and volunteers to register
to participate in the 26.2 with Donna the
National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer
on February 17..
Runners will enjoy panoramic views
of the Intercostal Waterways and tidal
marshland, and meander through the
unique beach communities of Jackson-
ville Beach, Neptune Beach and Atlantic
Beach. Runners and volunteers can show
their support by registering online today.
Online race registration will remain open
until February 14.
If you're not into running but still want
to do your part to finish breast cancer, there
are many ways to be a part. This weekend-
long event needs enthusiastic volunteers
to help with the marathon, half-marathon,
expo, pasta party and more. In addition, if
you're a cheerleader, play in a band, belong
to a community organization or have any
other special talents, then come out and
showcase your ability and spirit as a curb
,crew along the race route.
Bel Med sports registrations
Bel Med Athletic Association (BMAA)
is having registration for baseball and
softball beginning Jan. 8 through Feb. 9.
Registration times are every Tuesday
and Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and
every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
at 445 Woodside Dr., which is seven blocks
behind the Fire Station on Blanding Blvd.
For more in formation call 264-1910
or visit www.bel-med.com
3K Fun Run
Fleming Island Elementary Parent
Faculty Association is hosting a 3K Fun
Run to be held Saturday, Jan. 26, at 9 a.m.
at the school, 4425 Lakeshore Drive.
The run starts and ends in front of the
Cafeteria and advance registration is.$10
per individual and $25 per family:
This includes registration packet,
course security, and runner's "bib" along
with post-race refreshments and "bib"
drawing with prizes!
Registrations received by Jan. 15th
will receive a free event T-shirt. Additional
T-shirts available for advance purchase by
going online to www.FIEPFAFUN.com).
Ribbons will be given to all participants
and the first 100 kids crossing the finish
line will receive a free FIE water bottle!
Contact Fun Run Chair Karen McCor-
mick via email at macmomma@bellsouth.
net with questions.
Baseball tryouts
The Clay County Crusaders u 10 travel
baseball team is holding tryouts on Janu-
ary 13 at 1 p.m. For more information and
tryout location call (904) 334-4743.
PAL baseball registration
Clay County Police Activities League
2008 Spring Baseball/ T-Ball season has
announced registration dates and times to
be held at the Lake Asbury Winn Dixie on
Jan. 5th, 12th, 19th and 26 from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
T-Ball cost is $ 75 and baseball is $85
both includes full uniform
Players may also register at Big PAL's
gym on Blanding Blvd. Monday through
Friday or forms can be downloaded from
the PAL website: www.claycountypal.com
Additionally, PAL will be holding-a try-
out for our 10U and 12U advanced teams
on January 19th.
For more information contact
Scott Dalton, PAL Baseball Director at
(904)545-8547 or sdalton_ccpal@clear-
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* STEARNS STAFFER VISIT: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 10, Fleming Island Library,
1895 Town Center Blvd, Orange Park.

* ADORABLE BABY PHOTO CONTEST:
Jan. 10-13, Orange Park Mall. Infants to
age 5 eligible; $35 entry fee; parents get to
keep photo; and winner is eligible for mod-
eling contract. Voting is open to the pub-
lic. Proceeds go to help Children's Miracle
Network. Call (904) 202-2369 for details.

* ORANGE PARK WOMAN'S CLUB: 7 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 10, Orange Park Commu-
nity Theater. Performance of "Come Blow
Your Horn" will benefit Clay County Lit-
eracy Coalition. Tickets are $15 each. Call
(904) 514-2921 for details.

* CANCER.PREVENTION COOKING
COURSE: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m; Jan. 12-Feb.
2 (Saturdays), Orange Park Medical Cen-
ter, Classroom 2, 2001 Kingsley Ave. Call
Jim Buie at (904) 213-2601 for details.

* FOOD BANK COLLECTION: 10 a.m.-
2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Liberty Tax
Service, 2620 Blanding Blvd. Middleburg.
Bring in non-perishable items, receive cou-
pons and giveaways. Free food and drinks.
Items will be distributed Jan. 1 8 by The
Olde Farm on Carter Spencer Road.

* HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING
WORKSHOP, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday,
Jan. 12, at Orange Park Medical Center.
Training sponsored by Heartland Hospice
Services. Classes are for those seeking.
administrative and direct patient care
volunteer opportunities. Call (904) 716-
8364 for details.

* JACKSONVILLE CHILDREN CHORUS
TRYOUTS: 2-4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, W.E.
Cherry Elementary, 420 Edson Drive.
Spring semester auditions are for children
in grades 2-5. Call (904) 346-1636.

* MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. PROGRAM:
6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, St. Mark Mis-
sionary Baptist Church, 2703 Forman
Circle, Middleburg. Special guests are
Barbara Jean Barnes-Allen and Gwendo-
lyn Duncan. Event is sponsored by the Hill
Top Heritage Development Inc. Call (904)
282-4168 for details.

* ARBOR DAY EVENT: 10 a.m. Friday,
Jan. 18, at Grove Park Elementary School,
1634 Miller St., Orange Park. Tree City
USA flag to be presented. Call (904) 264-
2635 for details.

* STEVE GREEN CONCERT: 6 p.m. Sun-
day, Jan. 20, Hibernia Baptist Church,
7100 U.S. 17, Green Cove Springs. Green
has received four Grammy nominations,
had 13 No. 1 songs and received seven
Dove Awards, Christian music's highest
honor. Call (904) 529-8944 or go online
to www.hibernia-baptist.com for details.

* CLAY BALLET THEATER AUDITIONS:
Saturday, Jan. 26, at Marta Jackson Dance
Studio, 769-1 Blanding Blvd. Auditions for
Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit" are open to
students ages 6-18. Call (904) 272-2555 or
go online to www.mjsod.com for details.

* CHAMBER LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON:
11:30 a.m.-' p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31,
Thrasher-Horne Conference Center.
Event will feature brief presentations by
mayors of Green Cove springs, Keystone
Heights, Orange Park and Penney Farms
and keynote address by County Commis-
sioner Rob Bradley. Cost $25 per person:


Call (904) 394-0063 for details.

* CARING FOR CAREGIVER WORKSHOP:
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, Orange
Park Senior Center, 414 Stowe Ave. Top-
ics include: coping with stress; spiritual
aspects of caregiving; and community
resources for caregivers and the elderly.
Call (904) 284-5977 ext. 213 for details.

* FAMILY MATTERS CONFERENCE: Feb.
8-9, 6225-2 Lake Grey Blvd., Jackson-
ville. Topics include: connected through
anything, God's Plan for your finances
and successful parenting. Go online to
www.familymattersconference.com or
call (904) 746-4255.

* WINTER NATURE AND BIRD FESTIVAL:
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, First Bap-
tist Church of Middleburg. Event includes
nature-related crafts, games and a puppet
show for the kids as well as representa-
tives of several wildlife organizartions.
Free admission. For information, contact
Johnna Duke at wocc@comcast.net




* SHARING CHRIST AND REACHING
FRIENDS (S.C.A.R.F.): third Tuesday of
the month, 6:30 p.m., Hibernia Baptist
Church, portable No. 2, U.S. 17, Fleming
Island. Monthly speaker and refreshments
served. Go online to www.scarfsociety.
com for details.

* CALLED 4 ACTION GROUP: Last Tues-
day of each month, 7 p.m., at the Fel-
lowship Bible Church, 2827 CR 220. Call
(904) 291-9889 for details.

* THE GOD FIRST BUSINESS NETWORK:
First and third Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 a.m.;
at Orange Park Presbyterian Church, 1905
Park Ave. Call (904) 746-4255 for details.

* HEALTH BY GOD: 7 p.m., first Thurs-
day, Discover FAMILY chiropractic, 1339
Blanding Blvd., No. 5. Food, fellowship and
prizes. Call (904) 272-6886 for details.




* CANCER RECOVER SUPPORT GROUP:. 5-
6 p.m. Sundays beginning Jan. 6, Orange
Park United Methodist Church. Support
your Medical Treatments thru Nutrition,
Exercise, Attitudes & Beliefs, and Social
Support. Meetings begin Sunday, Jan. 6.
Call Candis Whitney at (904) 759-0802
for details.

* ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP: 5:30
p.m., second Thursday of the month, Life
Care Center of Orange Park, 2145 Kings-
ley Ave. Call (904 272-2424 for details.

* PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP: 4
p.m., second Saturday of each month,,
1895 Kingsley Ave., Suite 903, Clay Neu-
rology Associates. Call (904) 860-2471 or
545-9654 for details.

* HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Haven Hospice of Jacksonville needs
volunteers. Assignments are available at
various times to meet volunteers' sched-
ules. Call Sandra Francis at (904) 733-
9818 or 465-0290.

* FREE MEDICAL CARE: 9 a.m.-noon,
second Saturday of the month, Clay Coun-
ty Volunteer Medical Clinic, at the Clay
County Health Clinic, 3229 Bear Run
Blvd., Orange Park. Must be 200 percent
below poverty level. Call (904) 282-0439


* MOMS CLUB OF ORANGE PARK/WEST-
SIDE: Second Thursday, 10-11 a.m., at Cal-
vary United Methodist Church, 112 Blanding
Blvd. Call (904) 504-6016 for details

* BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP:
Meets with the La Leche League of Orange
Park the second Tuesday at Orange Park
United Methodist Church's Family Life
Center. Call (904) 284-0785 for details.

* RECOVERY INC.: 1 p.m. Wednesday;
for those suffering from stress, tension,
anxiety, panic, depression, fatigue, sleep
problems, worry, anger, fear, helpless-
ness or hopelessness at Advent Lutheran
Church, 2156 Loch Rane Blvd., Orange
Park. Call (904) 264-2315 for details.

* FREE REHABILITATION SEMINAR: First
Wednesday, 4-5 p.m. Offered by the Rehab.
Department of Orange Park. 276-71-70..

* SPANISH FOR HEALTHCARE PROFES-
SIONALS: Monday, 6-8 p.m., at the Orange
Park Medical Center Banquet area. 10-
week course costs $50 and includes text-
book. Call (904) 482-0189 for details.

* BETTER BREATHERS SUPPORT GROUP:
Fourth Tuesday, 2 p.m., at Kindred Hos-
pital North Florida. Call (904) 284-9230
for details.

* FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP:
First Thursday, 6-8 p.m., at Life Care
Center on Kingsley Avenue. Call (904)
291-1099 for details.



* CEO ROUNDTABLE: second and fourth
Tuesdays, 7:30-9 a.m., Middlekauff Ac-
counting, 767 Blanding Blvd., Suite 110A.
Group does brainstorming of business is-
sues and problem solving. Call Carol De-
Jarnatt at (904) 589-9997 for details.

* IDENTITY THEFT PREVENTION MEET-
ING, 7 p.m. each Monday, at the Orange
Park Holiday Inn, U.S. 17. Call Leslie
Wright at (904) 215-0303 for details.

* MIDDLEBURG CROCHET CIRCLE: 7 p.m.
each Tuesday, Middleburg Library on Astor
Ave. For more information contact me at
291-6153 or email her at LavaHalo@bell-
south.net with Middleburg Crochet Circle
(MCC) in the subject line. Go online to www.
groups.yahoo.com/group/Middleburgcrochet

* ART GUILD OF ORANGE PARK: 7 p.m.,
first Tuesday of the month, Lions Club,
423 McIntosh Ave. Call (904) 215-9177
or go online to www.artguildoforange-
park.com

* GARDEN CLUB OF GREEN COVE
SPRINGS, 10 a.m., third Thursday of the
month at (Sept-May) at the Sacred Heart
Catholic Church (across from GCS Li-
brary) Everyone is invited to attend.

* AMERICAN, BUSINESS WOMEN'S ASSO-
CIATION: third Tuesday, 6 p.m., Orange
Park Holiday Inn, 1-295 and U.S. 17. Res-
ervations required. Email debbiewalsh@
bellsouth.net or call (904) 282-4435.


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FIRST COAST QUILTERS GUILD: second
Thursday, 7 p.m., Orange Park Library,
2054 Plainfield Ave.

AMERICANS FOR FAIR TAXATION: first
Monday and last Thursday, at Orange Park
Public Library and Middleburg Public Li-
brary, respectively. The Monday meeting is
6:30-8:30 p.m. and the Thursday meeting
is 7-8:30 p.m. Call (904) 291-4381 or 291-
0871 or email jjrg@bellsouth.net for details.

GRIEFSHARE: 3-5 p.m., every Sun-
day, Pinewood Presbyterian Church, 198
Knightboxx Road, Middleburg. Support
group for someone grieving the loss of
someone else. Call (904) 272-7177.

GIRLS ON THE RUN: 4:30-6 p.m. Mon-
- days and 9-10:30 a.m. Saturdays at the
Barco Newton YMCA on Fleming Island.
Combines running and training with life
lessons. Open to all girls of all abilities.
Call (904) 730-9670 or go online to www.
gotrneflorida.org for details.

FEDERATED REPUBLICAN WOMEN:
fourth Wednesday of the month, 11:30
a.m., Cypress Club and Ballroom. All .Re-
publican women are welcome to attend.

GOD FIRST BUSINESS: first and third
Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m;, Celebration Church,
Orange Park Campus, 512 Kingsley Ave.
Call (904) 483-6881, send email to
ejaffe@integritycsg.com or go online to
www.godfirstbusiness.com.

DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP: 7 p.m. each
Tuesday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, U.S. 17,
Green Cove Springs. Contact Gina at (904) 529-
7737 or Linda at (904) 282-5402 for details.

NE FLA. TURKISH AMERICAN CULTUR-
AL ASSOCATION: 6 p.m. every Monday,
Aron's Pizza, 250 Park Ave., Orange Park

*-GARDEN CLUB OF THE LAKES: 10 a.m.:
second Thursday of the month (Sept-May)
at the Faith Presbyterian Church, State
Route 21, Keystone Heights. Contact Joan
at 352-473-5450 for details.

THE OLDE FARM INC. COMMUNITY
FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., second
Saturday and Sunday, 5543 Carter Spen-
cer Road. Proceeds benefit The Olde Farm
Inc. Call (904) 291-3852 or 458-6369.

TEEN SEXUAL ABUSE SUPPORT
GROUP: 4:30 p'm., first Monday of each
month, Clay County Victim Services
Center, 1403 Idlewild Ave, Green Cove
Springs. Call (904) 284-0340 for details.

ADULT SEXUAL ABUSE SUPPORT GROUP:
10:30 a.m., first and third Wednesday of the
month, Clay County Victim Services Center,
1403 Idlewild Ave., Green Cove Springs.
Call (904) 284-0340 for details.

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Community Calendarmust be received bythe
Friday prior to publication and will be placed
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MCIf the stifling heat of summer is
fit only for 'mad dogs and Englishmen'
then who ventures forth into the Arctic
conditions we enjoyed this past week?
How about speckled perch fishermen and
striped bass anglers.
You thought the latter lived only up
north? There is a small, hardcore contin-
gent of hearty souls who wait for the bit-
ter chill of a cold front, for they know that
the St Johns River hosts the southernmost
population.of stripers along the Seaboard.
They also understand that the line-sided
fish bite best when the weather is at its
worst. "I've always caught more of them
when it was cold and overcast, maybe a
little windy," said Kenny Hall who lives a
short cast from Doctors Lake. Hall trolls
minnow-shaped plugs, the Rebel Minnow
with a diving lip comes to mind, around
bridge pilings when the tide is moving.
Another good bet when water temper-
atures dip is speckled perch black crap-
pie to you if you are among the 800 people
who moved to Florida yesterday, or the
800 who did so the day before, or the day
before . Specks, as we call them, will
hang around bridge pilings much as the
stripes do. They are a little more com-
mon than the much larger striped bass.
Many folks rank them among their favor-
ite finny table fare. They attack small jigs
and Beetle Spins, but the best bait is a
live Missouri minnow on a light wire gold
Aberdeen hook. Use a bobber to adjust the
depth of your offering. Specks will school
at. a certain level and can be stubborn
about moving vertically for food, but once
you dial-in on the proper depth you can
really whack 'em.


Some anglers welcome recent


dip in area temperatures


Local hot spots for cold water fishing
include Black Creek on the west side of
the river and Six Mile or Trout Creek on
the east side. The Buckman and Shands
Bridges are usually productive if the wind
doesn't blow you off of the open water. The
ends of deep docks can be good for specks
and the occasional monstrous largemouth
which feed heavily during warm spells
prior to the spawn.
Speaking of bass, Middleburg's TJ and
Debbie Clark invite local anglers to fish
with them at the ABA tournament at Pal-
atka City Docks this weekend. Last month
nearly 30 anglers competed, including
a few without boats who were randomly
paired with a boater for the day. Call TJ at
904-291-3956 to find out why they draw
participants from as far away as Tampa.
After last week's freeze we are rid-
ing a gorgeous warming trend that will
continue through the weekend and likely
bring a little cloud cover. Can you sling
a spinnerbait? Saturday would be a great
time to do it. Bass up and down the river
will be shallow and they will chew on any-
thing they can track down and inhale.
Ifyou don't get to fish soon, at least
take advantage of the nice weather and
run your boat. "If you let it sit, then when
you go to fish this spring and you turn
the key, you are going to have problems,"
reminds Mike Smith of Governors Creek
Marine, Florida's newest Premier Mercu-
ry Outboards dealer. "We were awarded
the 'Premier' status by Mercury recently,
after our first year in business. It is un-
usual to receive that honor in your first
year. It is based on customer satisfaction.
Our rating is 99.9%, as you see here," he
said, gesturing toward a printout which
affirmed that Mike and partner Wayne
Watson are indeed severalpercentage


points above the national average in cus-
tomer satisfaction ratings.
Mike knows the expense of neglecting
a boat. "I let one sit for a couple of years
one time. It cost over $1,000 in parts
alone, plus my time to fix it. If you can't
put it in the water, which really is the best
thing to do, at least put the flushers on it
and run it in the yard for 20 minutes."
Boaters also need to plan now for rou-
tine maintenance items, that need to be
taken care of before warm weather rolls
around and your marine service center-
is swamped with customers. "First thing
to check.is batteries. I change mine out
each year, but you can bring one in and
we can load test it to see if it's good. Just
because it takes a charge doesn't mean
it's still going to hold up," said Mike.
Otler annual maintenance concern's in-
clude, "the water pump, all of the filters,
gear lube, spark plugs."
When you bought a boat, you didn't
purchase a slab of fiberglass and a motor
- you bought access to one of Florida's
greatest treasures; her rivers, lakes and
sea. It is your little piece of waterfront
property. If you have any questions or
need help maintaining your investment
call Mike or Wayne at (904)284-8000.
One thing is for sure, you will have
more elbow room on the water when bitter,
winds rough-up the wintry surface. With
the fair weather crowd gone the fish feel
less pressured and will act more natural-
ly, that is, more aggressively toward your
bait. Then again, sometimes you are the
only one at the boat ramp for good reason.
While I watched my kids play in ice sickles
before school the other morning, as a stiff
wind cut through me like a whetted knife,
even I did not want to be on the water.
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699-5723. CPF

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759-9486


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16B CLAYTODAY JANUARY 10, 200!


N THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CLAY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVI-
SION, FILE NO.: 07-CP-439
DIV.: E
IN RE: ESTATE OF
EDYTH IRIS SAPP,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
EDYTH IRIS SAPP, deceased, whose date
of death was, November 25, 2007, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Clay County,
Florida, Probate Division; the address of
which is 825 North Orange Avenue, Green
Cove Springs, FL 32043. The names and
addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons, who have claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a copy
of this notice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons who have claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
OD SET FORTH, ABOVE, ANY CLAIM'
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS: December 27,
2007.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
RICHARD W. COBB, Attorney
for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No.: 0107477
431 Stowe Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32073
(904) 269-5800
ARTHUR LARRY FISHER
2867 Holly Ridge Drive
Orange Park, FL 32073
Personal Representative
Legal no. 11507 published December 27,
2007 and January 3, 2008 in Clay Coun-
ty's Clay Today Newspaper.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR CLAY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 2007-1419-CA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY AS TRUSTEE OF
AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE SECURITIES
INC., ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, QUEST TRUST SERIES
2006-X1 UNDER THE POOLING & SERV-
ICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF
MARCH 1, 2006, WITHOUT RECOURSE
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
DEWAYNE HUTCHINSON, ET AL.
DEFENDANT(S).
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
DEWAYNE HUTCHINSON AND
LANTANYA HUTCHINSON, AND, IF A
NAMED DEFENDANT IS DECEASED,
THE SURVIVING SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THAT DEFENDANT AND THE SEVERAL
AND RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN ASSIGNS,
SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST, TRUST-
EES OR OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
ANY CORPORATION OR OTHER LEGAL
ENTITY NAMED AS A DEFENDANT, AND
ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR PAR-
TIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE, OR
WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UN-
KNOWN, CLAIMING UNDER ANY OF THE
ABOVE NAMED OR DESCRIBED DE-
FENDANTS
LAST KNOWN RESIDENCE IS:
DEWAYNE HUTCHINSON
1886 COLONIAL DR.
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL 32043

LANTANYA HUTCHINSON
1886 COLONIAL DR.
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL 32043
PRESENT RESIDENCE IS:
UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
Stion to foreclose a mortgage on the follow-
ing property in CLAY County, Florida:
LOT 50, MAGNOLIA POINT
GOLD AND COUNTRY CLUB, PHASE II,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 22, PAGES
20 THROUGH 30, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF CLAY COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.


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has been filed against you. You are re-
quired to file written defenses with the clerk
of the court and to serve a copy within thirty
(30) days after the first publication of this
notice on Plaintiffs attorney, Golson Law
Firm, 1230 South Myrtle Avenue, Suite
105, Clearwater, FL 33756-3445, otherwise
a default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint or peti-
tion.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 26th day of De-
cember, 2007.
(SEAL) James B. Jett, Clerk of the Court;
By: Diane Pierce, As Deputy Clerk
Golson Law Firm
1230 S. Myrtle Ave.
Suite 105
Clearwater, Florida 33756-3445
#0714030
Legal no. 11516 published January 3
and 10, 2008 in Clay County's Clay To-
day Newspaper.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
CLAY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 07-529-CA
WELLS FARGO BANK, TRUSTEE FOR
CARRINGTON MORTGAGE LOAN
TRUST SERIES 2006-NC4,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
KURT G. CARRINGTON, ET. AL.,
DEFENDANT(S).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-
-sure dated December 13, 2007, and en-
tered in Case No. 07-529-CA, of the Circuit
Court of the Fourth Judicial Circuit in and
for Clay County, Florida, wherein WELLS
FARGO BANK, TRUSTEE FOR
CARRINGTON MORTGAGE LOAN
TRUST SERIES 2006-NC4, is a Plaintiff
and KURT G. CARRINGTON; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF KURT G. CARRINGTON;
NEW CENTURY MORTGAGE CORPORA-
TION; SAVANNAH GLEN HOMEOWN-
ERS' ASSOCIATION, .INC; UNKNOWN
TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
are the Defendants. I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at Clay County
Courthouse, 825 N. Orange Avenue, Green
Cove Springs, FL, at RM 103A at 10:00AM,
January 14, 2008, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
LOT 63, SAVANNAH GLEN
UNIT.3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 33, PAGES 63
THROUGH 66, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF CLAY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis
Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
Dated this 13 day of December, 2007.
(SEAL) JAMES B. JETT, CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT; By: Jenifer Trowbridge,
Deputy Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Dis-
abilities Act, persons needing reasonable
accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should, no later than seven (7)
days prior, contact the Clerk of the Court's
disability coordinator at 9042846349, 825
N. ORANGE AVE., GREEN COVE
SPRINGS, FL 32043. If hearing impaired,
contact (TDD) via Florida Relay System.
Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A.
2901 Stirling Road
Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
305-770-4100
22394/squ
Legal no. 11517 published January 3
and 10, 2008 in Clay County's Clay To-
day Newspaper.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 4TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR CLAY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 07013444
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION AS TRUSTEE FOR THE_
CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF ACE SE-
CURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN
TRUST SERIES 2005-HE4 ASSET
BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES SERIES 2005-HE4
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
STEVEN MCMAHON; MICHELLE
MCMAHON A/K/A MICHELLE RUSSELL
MCMAHON; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
NEW CENTURY MORTGAGE CORPORA-
TION; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANT(S).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated November 19, 2007 en-
tered in Civil Case No. 107013444 of the
Circuit Court of the 4th Judicial Circuit in
and for CLAY County, GREEN COVE
SPRINGS, Florida, I will sell to the highest


and best bidder for cash at FRONT STEPS
at the CLAY County Courthouse located at
825 NORTH ORANGE AVENUE in
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Florida, at 10:00
a.m. on the 18 day of January,2008 the
following described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 13, BLOCK 3,
TANGLEWOOD VILLAGE, UNIT 7, AC-
CORDING TO PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 17, PAGES 34
AND 35, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
CLAY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other thanthe
property owner as of the date of the Lis
Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
Dated this 21 day of November, 2007.
(SEAL) JAMES B. JETT, CLERK OF THE
.CIRCUIT COURT; By: Jenifer Trowbridge,
Deputy Clerk.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons
with disabilities needing a special accom-
modation should contact COURT ADMIN-
ISTRATION, at the CLAY County Court-
house at 904-630-2564, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service.
DAVID J. STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE
SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
07-89304(CWF)
Legal no. 11518 published January 3
and 10, 2008 in Clay County's Clay To-
day Newspaper.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
CLAY COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2007-1483-CA
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
MICHEAL WARREN MOORE, ET AL.
DEFENDANT(S).
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
MICHEAL WARREN MOORE
Whose residence is:
188 VENUS LANE
ORANGE PARK, FLORIDA 32073
TO:
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHEAL WAR-
REN MOORE
Whose residence is:
188 VENUS LANE
ORANGE PARK, FLORIDA 32073
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming in-
terest by, through,under or against
MICHEAL WARREN MOORE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MICHEAL WARREN MOORE
and all parties having or claiming to have
any right, title or interest in the property de-
scribed in the mortgage being foreclosed
herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property:
LOT 22, BLOCK 9,
MEADOWBROOK UNIT EIGHT, AC-
CORDING TO PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGES 30 &
31 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF CLAY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
188 VENUE LANE
ORANGE PARK, FL 32073
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, on attorney for the Plaintiff,
Ben-Ezra & Katz; P.A., whose address is
2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauder-
dale, Florida 33312 no later than 30 days
from the date of the first publication of this
notice,and file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on Plaintiffs
attorney or immediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court at Clay County, Florida,
this 15 day of November, 2007.
(SEAL) JAMES B. JETT, CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT; By: Alison Carter, Depu-
ty Clerk.
Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A.
2901 Stirling Road
Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
21655/dme
Legal no. 11519 published January 3
and 10, 2008 in Clay County's Clay To-
day Newspaper.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
CLAY COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 10-2007-CA-000583-AXXX
IRWIN UNION BANK AND TRUST COM-
PANY,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
HAZEL GENTHNER, ET AL.
DEFENDANT(S).
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HAZEL
GENTHNER
Whose residence is:
1871 SUWANNEE RIVER DRIVE
ORANGE PARK, FLORIDA 32003


TO:
JOSEPH STARZY, INDIVIDUALLY AND
AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF
THE ESTATE OF ROBERT RICHARDSON
GENTHNER
Whose residence is:
1871 SUWANNEE RIVER DRIVE
ORANGE PARK, FLORIDA 32003
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming in-
terest by, through,under or against UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF HAZEL
GENTHNER, JOSEPH STARZY, INDIVID-
UALLY AND AS PERSONAL REPRESEN-.
TATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT
RICHARDSON GENTHNER, and all par-
ties having or claiming to have any right, ti-
tle or interest in the property described in
the mortgage being foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property:
LOT 33, RIVERBEND, AC-
CORDING TO PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 24, JPAGES
36, 37, 38, 39 AND 40, OF THE CUR-
RENT PUBLIC RECORDS OF CLAY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
1871 SUWANNEE RIVER
ORANGE PARK, FL 32003
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, on attorney for the Plaintiff,
Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A., whose address is
2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauder-
dale, Florida 33312 no later than 30 days
from the date of the first publication of this
notice,and file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on Plaintiffs
attorney or immediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court at Clay County, Florida,
this 30 day of October, 2007.
(SEAL) JAMES B. JETT, CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT; By: Tammy
Rosenbaum, Deputy Clerk.
Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A.
2901 Stirling Road -
Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
22579/mym
Legal no. 11520 published January 3
and 10, 2008 in Clay County's Clay To-
day Newspaper.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
CLAY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 07-219CC
DIVISION.: D
FISHER, TOUSEY, LEAS & BALL, P.A.,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
RICHARD N. BARTHLOW, JR., AN INDI-
VIDUAL AND SYLVIA GOWER, AN INDI-
VIDUAL,
DEFENDANT(S).
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given.that, pur-
suant to the order final judgment of foreclo-
sure entered in this action, I will sell the
property at 26 Conifer Circle, Middleburg,
Florida 32068, more fully described as:
EVERGREEN ACRES UNIT
NO. 1, LOT 5
START AT THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 4
SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, CLAY COUN-
TY, FLORIDA IN THE CENTER OF NO-
LAN ROAD AND RUN NORTH 12 WEST
ALONG SECTION LINE AND NOLAN
ROAD 2685.13 FEET TO THE NORTH-
WEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4
OF SAID SECTION 30; THENCE NORTH
89 29.7' EAST, 1338.37 FEET ALONG
FORTY LINE TOT HE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST % OF
THE SOUTHWEST % OF SAID SECTION
30; THENCE SOUTH 31.63' EAST
ALONG FORTY LINE, 724.25 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING AND THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 5,
THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 31.63'
EAST ALONG FORTY LINE 150.77 FEET,
THENCE NORTH 89 26' EAST 330
FEET; THENCE NORTH 30.0 FEET
WEST 150 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 89
29.7' WEST 330 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING, AND BEING PART OF THE
NORTHEAST /% OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4
TOGETHER WITH AND SUB-
JECT TO A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASE-
MENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS
OVER AND ACROSS THE FOLLOWING
DESCRIBED PARCEL:
START AT THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST % OF
THE SOUTHWEST % OF SECTION 30,
TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST,
CLAY COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN
NORTH 89 29.7' EAST, ALONG FORTY
LINE 300 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING OF HEREIN DESCRIBED PRO-
POSED ROAD; THENCE SOUTH 0* 30.3'
EAST 903.7 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89
26' EAST 136.85 FEET; THENCE SOUTH
0 31.63' EAST 136.7 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 89 29.7' EAST 583 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 0 30.3' WEST 1040.5
FEET TO FORTY LINE; THENCE SOUTH
89 29.7' WEST ALONG FORTY LINE 60
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0 30.3' EAST
980.5 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 29.7'
WEST 493.15 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0
31.63' WEST 136.7 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 89 26' WEST 136.85 FEET;


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THENCE NORTH 0 30.3 WEST 843.7
FEET TO FORTY LINE; THENCE SOUTH
80 29.7' WEST 60 FEET ALONG FORTY
LINE TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
at public sale to the highest and best bidder
for cash, on January 25, 2008 at 10:00
a.m., at the front entrance of the Court-
house in Clay County, Florida.
DATED this 21 day of Decem-
ber, 2Q007.
(SEAL) JAMES B. JETT, CLERK OF THE
COURT; BY: Rhonda L. Yates, As Deputy
Clerk.
Stutsman, Thames & Markey
50 North Laura Street
Suite 1600
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Legal no. 11521 published January 3
and 10, 2008 in Clay County's Clay To-
day Newspaper.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUI, IN AND FOR
CLAY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 10-2007-CA-001529
IRWIN UNION BANK AND TRUST COM-
PANY,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
CATHERINE JUNE GRUBBS, ET AL.
DEFENDANT(S).
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
CATHERINE JUNE GRUBBS
Whose residence is:
3405 GLENN ABBEY CT.
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL 32043
AND
706 N. MAGNOLIA AVE.
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL 32043
TO:
TOBY FRANKLIN GRUBBS
Whose residence is:
3405 GLENN ABBEY CT.
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL 32043
AND
706 N. MAGNOLIA AVE.
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL 32043
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming in-
terest by, through, under or against CATH-
ERINE JUNE GRUBBS, TOBY FRANKLIN
GRUBBS and all parties having or claiming
to have any right, title or interest in the
property described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to Foreclose of Mortgage on the follow-
ing property:
LOT 52, MAGNOLIA POINT
GOLF SIDE VILLAS PHASE III REPLAT,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 28, PA-
GES 55, 56 AND 57 OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF CLAY COUNTY, FLORIDA.,
A/K/A
3405 GLENN ABBEY CT.
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL 32043
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, on attorney for the Plaintiff,
Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A., whose address is
2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauder-
dale, Florida 33312 within 30 days after the
first publication of this notice and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiffs attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition filed
herein.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court at Clay County, Florida,
this 13th day of December, 2007.
(SEAL) JAMES B. JETT, CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT; By: Alison Carter, Depu-
ty Clerk,
Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A.
2901 Stirling Road
Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
#25608/ahc
Legal no. 11524 published January 3
and 10, 2008 in Clay County's Clay To-
day Newspaper.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 4TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR CLAY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 07-868-CA
DIVISION.:
PB REIT, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
REBECCA B. KNOWLES, ET AL,
DEFENDANT(S).
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
Pursuant to a Final Judgment of foreclo-
sure dated November 27, 2007, and en-
tered in Case No. 07-868-CA of the circuit
court of the Fourth Judicial circuit in and for
Clay County, Florida in which PB Reit, Inc.,
is the Plaintiff and Rebecca Knowles,
Wachovia Bank National Association Suc-
cessor By Merger To First Union National
Bank, are defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash in Room 103
of the Clay county Courthouse, 825 North
Orange Avenue, Green Cove springs, FL
32043, Clay County, Florida at 10:00AM on
the 28 day of January, 2008, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment of foreclosure:
A TRACT OF LAND LYING IN
AND BEING A PART OF THE SOUTH-
WEST /4 OF THE SOUTHEAST %/ OF
SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH,


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RANGE 26, EAST, CLAY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AND BEING .MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGINNING AT THE NORTH-
WEST CORNER OF SAID SOUTHWEST
1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST %/. OF SAID
SECTION 23; THENCE SOUTH 00 DE-
GREES, 21 MINUTES, 20 SECONDS,
WEST, 273.97 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89
DEGREES, 28 MINUTES, 30 SECONDS,
EAST, 235.83 FEET; THENCE NORTH 21
DEGREES, 37 MINUTES, 00 SECONDS,
WEST, 69.06 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00
DEGREES, 21 MINUTES, 20 SECONDS,
EAST, 60.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 51
DEGREES, 43 MINUTES, 31 SECONDS,
EAST, 239.39 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES, 28 MINUTES, 30 SECONDS,
WEST, 397.00 TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING AND TO CLOSE.
ALONG AND TOGETHER
WITH A PERPETUAL RIGHT OF WAY
FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER AND
UPON THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PARCEL; COMMENCING AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID
SOUTHWEST 'A; THENCE SOUTH 00
DEGREES, 21 MINUTES, 20 SECONDS,
WEST, 297.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89
DEGREES, 28 MINUTES, 30 SECONDS,
EAST, 214.24 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES, 28 MINUTES, 30
SECONDS, EAST, 21.59 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 21 DEGREES, 37 MINUTES, 00
SECONDS, EAST, 524.29 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES, 21 MI-
NUTES, 00 SECONDS, EAST, 524.28
FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF
WAY LINE OF WARNER ROAD; THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES, 49 MINUTES, 34
SECONDS, WEST, AND ALONG SAID
RIGHT 0 F WAY LINE, 12.00 FElET;
THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES, 21 MI-
NUTES, 20 SECONDS, EAST, 524.36
FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES,
28 MINUTES, 40 SECONDS, WEST, 9.59
FEET; THENCE NORTH 21 DEGREES,
37 MINUTES, 00 SECONDS, WEST,
524.29 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING AND TO CLOSE. BEING THE
SAME PROPERTY THAT IS DESCRIBED
IN THAT CERTAIN WARRANTY DEED
RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 1805 AT PAGE 920, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF CLAY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A
868 WARNER ROAD
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL 32043
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date -of the Lis


Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
Dated in Clay County, Florida this 28 day of
November, 2007.
(SEAL) JAMES B. JETT, CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT; By: Amanda L. Ellison,
Deputy Clerk.
Albertelli Law
Attorney for Plaintiff
777 S. Harbour Island Blvd
Suite 940
Tampa, FL 33602
Legal no. 11525 published January 3
and 10, 2008 in Clay County's Clay To-
day Newspaper.

PUBLIC AUCTION
The following vehicles will be sold at public
auction for towing and storage costs:
1995 HONDA ACCORD
VIN # 1HGCE6665SA001432
1990 BUICK RIVIERA
VIN # 1G4EZ13C6LU420278
1995 MAZDA Proteg6
VIN # JM1BA1411S0173592
2002 TOYOTA CAMRY SOLARA
VIN #2T1CE22P62C013199
2007 HONDA ATV
VIN #1HFTE230574708033
G & M Tire and Lube, Inc reserves the right
to accept and reject any and all bids.
The auction will be held on 1/28/2008 at
9:00 a.m. at G & M Tire and Lube, located
at 4995 S. Highway 17, Green Cove
Springs, FL. Vehicles may be viewed at
this location.
Legal no. 11528 published January 10,
2008 in Clay County's Clay Today News-
paper.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given, that
beginning on the date, as enumerated
below, and continuing from day to day,
until all items are sold, we will sell at
PUBLIC AUCTION, to the highest bidder,
for cash, at the warehouse of:
Champion Self Storage
Located at: 8421 Cheswick Oak Ave Jack-
sonville, FL 32244
The following goods wares and merchan-
dise for storage and other charges for
which a lien on the same is claimed, to Wit
DATE OF SALE: 1/28/2008
TIME OF SALE: 12:30 P.M.
A005 Woolbright, Rosa L Household
Items, A017 Woolbright, Rosa L House-
hold Items, A032 Turner, Harlie J -
Household Items, A042 Simmons Sr,
Lamont J Household Items, G060 Sage,
Jason Household Items, G077 Jones,
Keith Household Items.
A $50 per unit cleaning deposit will be col-
lected at time of sale and returned when


the unit is left broom clean. SAID SALE TO
BE UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF THE
STATUTES OF THE STATE, IN SUCH
CASES MADE AND PROVIDED.
Legal no. 11529 published January 10
and 17, 2008 in Clay County's Clay To-
day Newspaper.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR CLAY
COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 07-CA-1331
DIV B
NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC,
Plaintiff,
VS
JEARLYN COURSON: THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JEARLYN COURSON;
JACK COURSON; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JACK COURSON; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUST-
EES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS(S);
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN
TENANT #2;
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit court of Clay County,
Florida, I will sell the property situate in
Clay County, Florida, described as;
LOT 66, GATOR BONE LAKE
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 44, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF CLAY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A
5367 CR 352
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, FL 32656
at public sale, to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash, Clay County Courthouse,
Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043 at
10:00 AM. on February 4, 2008.
DATED THIS 3rd DAY OF JANUARY,
2008.
(SEAL) James B. Jett, Clerk of the Circuit
Court; By: Diane Pierce, Deputy Clerk.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis
Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60);
days after the sale.
In accordance with the American with
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special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the ASA
Coordinator no later than seven (7) days
prior to the proceedings. If hearing im-
paired, please call (800) 955-9771 (TDD)
or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay
Service.
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 3361-1328
Tel (813) 915-8660
Fax (813) 915-0559
Attorney for Plaintiff
Legal No. 11531 published January 10
and 17, 2008 in Clay County's Clay To-
day Newspaper.



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
CLAY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 07-CP-441
IN RE: ESTATE OF
NELSON GREGG TEACHEY,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of NEL-
SON GREGG TEACHEY, deceased, File
No.: 07-CP-441, who died on November 1,
2007, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Clay County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Clay Courthouse, Post
Office Box 698, Green Cove Springs, Flori-
da 32043.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom
a copy of this notice is served must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons who have claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate, in-
cluding unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS: January 10,
2008.
Personal Representative
Legal no. 11532 published January 10
and 17, 2008 in Clay County's Clay To-
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PUBLIC SALE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE:
SCOTTS AFFORDABLE TOWING INC
gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and in-
tent to sell these vehicles on 01/25/2008,
10:00 am at 2909 BLANDING BLVD
MIDDLEBURG, FL 32068-6349, pursuant
to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. SCOTTS
AFFORDABLE TOWING INC reserves the
right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.

GALBB024E585 1985 GALAX
Legal no. 11534 published January 10,
2008 in Clay County's Clay Today News-
paper.



PUBLIC NOTICEOF INTENT TO ISSUE
TITLE VAIR OPERATION
PERMIT RENEWAL
Department of Environmental Protection

DRAFT Permit Project
No.: 0190005-004-AV
Maxville Mill
Clay County

The Department of Environmen-
tal Protection (permitting authority) gives
notice of its intent to issue a Title V Air Op-
eration Permit Renewal to Gilman Building
Products Company for their Maxville Mill lo-
cated at 6640 SR 218 E, Maxville, Clay,
County. The applicant's name and address
are Mr. Victor H. Garrett, Gilman Building
Products Company, 3823 Owens Road,
Yulee, Florida 32097.
The permitting authority will is-
sue the PROPOSED Permit, and subse-
quent FINAL Permit, in accordance with the
conditions of the DRAFT Permit unless a
response received in accordance with the
following procedures results in a different
decision or significant change of terms or
conditions.
The Permitting Authority will ac-
cept written comments concerning the
DRAFT Permit for a period of thirty (30)
days from the date of publication of this
Public Notice. Written comments must be
post-marked and all facsimile comments
must be received by the close of business
(5:00 pm), on or before the end of this 30-
day period, by the Permitting Authority at
Florida Department of Environmental Pro-
tection, Northeast District, 7825
Baymeadows Way, Suite B200, Jackson-
ville, Florida 32056-7590 or facsimile 904-
448-4363. As part of his or her comments,
any person may also request that the Per-
mitting Authority hold a public meeting on
this nD rmittinn action if the Permittinn All-


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thority determines there is sufficient interest
for a public meeting, it will publish notice of
the time, date, and location in the Florida
Administrative Weekly
(http://faw.dos.state.fl.us/) and in a news-
paper of general circulation in the area af-
fected by the permitting action. For addi-
tional information, contact the Permitting
Authority at the above address or phone
number. If written comments or comments
received at a public meeting result in a sig-
nificant change to the DRAFT Permit, the
Permitting Authority shall issue a Revised
DRAFT Permit and require, if applicable,
another Public Notice. All comments filed
will be made available for public inspection.
A person whose substantial in-
terests are affected by the proposed per-
mitting decision may petition for an admin-
istrative hearing in accordance with Sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida
Statutes (F.S.). The petition must contain
the information set forth below and must be
filed (received) in the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, Northeast Dis-
trict, 7825 Baymeadows Way, Suite B200,
Jacksonville, Florida 32056-7590 (Tele-
phone: 904-807-3300; Fax: 904-448-4363).
Petitions filed by any persons other than
those entitled to written notice under Sec-
tion 120.60(3), F.S., must be filed within
fourteen days of publication of the public
notice or within fourteen days of receipt of
the notice of intent, whichever occurs first.
Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however,
any person who asked the permitting au-
thority for notice of agency-action may file a
petition within fourteen days of receipt of
that notice, regardless of the date of publi-
cation. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the
petition to the applicant at the address indi-
cated above, at the time of filing. The fail-
ure of any person to file a petition.within the
applicable time period shall constitute a
waiver of that person's right to request an
administrative determination (hearing) un-
der Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or
to intervene in this proceeding and partici-
pate as a party to it. Any subsequent inter-
vention will be only at the approval of the
presiding officer upon the filing of a motion
in compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of the
Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).
A petition that disputes the ma-
terial facts on which the permitting authori-
ty's action is based must contain the follow-
ing information:
(a) The name and address of
each agency affected and each agency's
file or identification number, if known;
(b) The name, address and tele-
phone number of.the petitioner; name ad-
dress and telephone number of the peti-
tioner's representative, if any, which shall
be the address for service purposes during
the course of the proceeding; and an ex-
planation of how petitioner's substantial
rights will be affected by the agency deter-
mination;
(c) A statement of how and
when the petitioner received notice of the
agency action or proposed action;
(d) A statement of all disputed
issues of material fact. If there are none,
the petition must so state;
(e) A concise statement of the ultimate
facts alleged, as well as the rules and stat-
utes which entitle petitioner to relief;
(f) A statement of the specific
rules or statutes the petitioner contends re-
quire reversal or modification of the agen-
cy's proposed action; and,
(g) A statement of the relief
sought by the petitioner, stating precisely
the action petitioner wishes the agency to
take with respect to the agency's proposed
action.
A petition that does not dispute
the material facts upon which the permitting
authority's action is based shall state that
no such facts are in dispute and otherwise
shall contain the same information as set
forth above, as required by Rule 28-
106.301, F.A.C.
Because the administrative
hearing process is designed to formulate fi-
nal agency action, the filing of a petition
means that the permitting authority's final
action may be different from the-position
taken by it in this notice of intent. Persons
whose substantial interests will be affected
by any such final decision of the permitting
authority on the application have the right
to petition to become a party to the pro-
ceeding, in' accordance with the require-
ments set forth above.
Mediation is not available for
this proceeding. -
In addition to the above, pur-
suant to 42 United States Code (U.S.C.)
Section 7661d(b)(2), any person may peti-
tion the Administrator of the EPA within 60
(sixty) days of the expiration of the Admin-
istrator's 45 (forty-five) day review period
as established at 42 U.S.C. Section
7661d(b)(1), to object to issuance of any,
Title V permit. Any petition shall be based
only on objections to the Title V permit that
were raised with reasonable specificity dur-
ing the 30 (thirty) day public comment peri-
od provided in this notice, unless the peti-
tioner demonstrates to the Administrator of
the EPA that it was impracticable to raise
such objections within the comment period
or unless the grounds for such objection
arose after the comment period. Filing of a
petition with the Administrator of the EPA
does not stave the effective date of any Title


V permit properly issued pursuant to the
provisions of Chapter 62-213, F.A.C. Peti-
tions filed with the Administrator of EPA
must meet the requirements of 42 U.S.C.
Section 7661d(b)(2) and must be filed with
the Administrator of the EPA at: U.S. EPA,
401 M Street, S.W., Washington, D.C.
20460.
A complete project file is availa-
ble for public inspection during normal busi-
ness hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday, except legal holidays, at:
Permitting Authority:
The Department Of Environmental Protec-
tion
7825 Baymeadows Way, Suite B200
Jacksonville, Florida 32056-7590 -
Telephone: 904-807-3300; Fax: 904-448-
4363.
The complete project file in-
cludes the DRAFT Permit, the application
for renewal, and the information submitted
by the responsible official, exclusive of con-
fidential records under Section 403.111,
F.S. Interested persons may contact Chris-
topher L. Kirts, P.E., at the above address,
or call 904/ 807-3300, for additional infor-
mation.
Legal no. 11535 published January 10,
2008 in Clay County's Clay Today News-
paper.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
A public sale of the contents of the follow-
ing self-storage units located at
MORGRAN MINI WAREHOUSES, 369
BLANDING BLVD., ORAGNE PARK, FL
32073, will be conducted at the warehouse
location on:
JANUARY 31, 2008 AT 11:00 AM
All units contain household goods, unless
otherwise indicated. Unit number and
names of tenants are as follows:
F19 JOHN BOGGESS
M06 JOHN BOGGESS
H40 JUDITH WRIGHT
N22 MAYS AUTO SALES
A031 DOUGLAS DAVIS
A081 JUSTIN KILLOUGH
D35 STACY STACK
Total Units = 7
Sale being held to satisfy Landlord's lien.
Seller reserves the right to reject any and
all bids and to withdraw any unit from such
sale. Open bids only. CAJISH payments re-
quired. Contnts to be removed within 24
hours of sale.
Legal no. 11-536 published January 10
and 17, 2008 in Clay County's Clay To-
day Newspaper.

PUBLIC SALE
In accordance with the provisions of State
Law, there being due and unpaid charges
for which the undersigned is entitled to sat-
isfy an owner's lien of the goods hereinafter
described and stored at Uncle Bob's Self-
Storage located at: 918 Blanding Blvd.,
Store # 67, Orange Park,FL 32065 (904)
272-3705 and, due notice having been giv-
en, to the owner of said property and all
parties known to claim an interest
therein,and the time specified in such no-
tice for payment of such having expired,
the goods will be sold at public auction at
the above state address to the highest bid-
der or otherwise disposed of on Monday,
Monday, January 28, 2008 at 11:30 a.m.
10% Buyers Premium, Cash Only
RICKY NEWSOME, Household goods, fur-
niture
RUSSELL L. PERRY, JR., Household
goods, furniture, furniture, boxes, TV's or
stereo equip.
DARLENE WEISHAUP, Household goods,
furniture, boxes, TV's or stereo equip.
ELIZABETH MCGOWAN, Household
goods, boxes, sporting goods
ANTHONY MALDONADO, Household
goods, furniture, boxes, appliances, TV's or
stereo equip.
MICHAL DUNCAN, Household goods
JOHN ROSIER, Household goods, furni-
ture, boxes
PAUL J. SALMONTE, kitchen goods, sport
equipment, household goods, misc.
Legal no. 11537 published January 10
and 17, 2008 in Clay County's Clay To-
day Newspaper.

NOTICE OFAGENCYACTION TAKEN
BY THE ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Notice is given that the following permit
was issued on November 20,2007:
CLAY COUNTY PARKS AND RECREA-
TION., 3557 Highway 17 Green Cove
Springs, FL, permit #42-019-112592-1. The
project is located in Clay County, Section
27, Township 4S South, Range 26E East.
The permit authorizes A SURFACE MAN-
AGEMENT SYSTEM ON 22 ACRES TO
SERVE Moccasin Slough Park known as
"Same". The receiving waterbody is ST.
JOHNS RIVER.
The file(s) containing the application for
the above listed permit is available for in-
spection Monday through Friday except for
legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the
St. Johns River Water Management District
(District) Headquarters, 4049 Reid Street
Palatka, FL 32178-1429. A person whose
substantial interests are affected by the
District permitting decision may petition for
an administrative hearing in accordance
with sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida
Statutes, or may choose to pursue media-
tion as an alternative remedy under section
120.573:. Florida Statutes, before the dead-


line for filing a petition. Choosing mediation
will not adversely affect the right to a hear-
ing if mediation does not result in a settle-
ment. The procedures for pursuing media-
tion are set forth in section 120.573, Florida
Statutes, and rules 28-106.111 and 28-
106.401-.404 Florida Administrative Code.
Petitions must comply with the require-
ments of Florida Administrative Code
Chapter 28-106 and be filed with (received
by) the District Clerk located at District
Headquarters, Highway 100 West, Palatka,
FL 32177. Petitions for administrative hear-
ing on the above application(s) must be
filed within twenty-one (21) days of publica-
tion of this notice or within twenty-six (26)
days of the District depositing notice of this
intent in the mail for those persons to
whom the District mails actual notice. Fail-
ure to file a petition within this time period
shall constitute a waiver of any right(s)
such person(s) may have to request an ad-
ministrative determination (hearing) under
sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., con-
cerning the subject permit. Petitions that
are not filed in accordance with the above
provisions are subject to dismissal..
Because the administrative hearing proc-
ess is designed to forulate final agency ac-
tion, the filing of a petition means that the
District's final action may be different from
the position taken by it in this notice of in-
tent. Persons whose substantial interests
will be affected by any such final decision
of the District on the applicant have the
right to petition to become a party to the
proceeding, in accordance with the require-
ments set forth above.
Legal no. 11583 published January 10,
2008 in Clay County's Clay Today News-
paper.

NOTICE OF SALE
TO: UNIT #:
Debra A. Crews K112
Edna M. Cohens K015
Eric B. McCaire K158
Patrick M. Adams K101
Cori Turner K161
Edward L. Spiers KM006
Possessory Lien on all of the goods stored
in the prospective units above.
All items of personal property are being
sold pursuant to the assertion of lien on Fri-
day, January 25, 2008 @ 1PM in order to
collect the amounts due from you. The sale
will take place in front of each unit startin at
Mini Storage of AMerica. 1053 SE Hwy.
100, Keystone Heights, FL 32656
Legal no. 11539 published January 10
and 17, 2008 in Clay County's Clay To-
day Newspaper.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 4TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR CLAY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2007 2422-DR
DIVISION: F
Gloria Ordonez, Petitioner and
Erick 0. Chavez, Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION
OF MARRIAGE
TO: Erick O.Chavez, 106 Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion has been filed against you and that you
are required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Gloria Ordonez,
whose address is 2653 C Sunrise Village
Dr., Orange Park, FI 32065 on or before
January 30, 2008 and file the original with
the clerk of this Court at P.O. Box 698,
Green Cove Springs, FI 32043, P.O. Box
698 before service on Petitioner or immedi-
ately therafter. If you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against you for the relief
demanded-in the petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, including orders, are
available at the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's Office. You may review these
documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office notified of your
current address. (You may file Notice of
Current Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Fu-
ture papers in this lawsuit will be mailed
to the address on record at the clerk's
office.
WARNING: Rule 12-285, Flori-
da Family Law Rules of Procedure, re-
quires certain automatice disclosure of
documents and information. Fauilure to
comply can result in sanctions, includ-
ing dismissal or striking of pleadings.
Dated December 19, 2007
James B. Jett
Clerk of th Circuit Court
Tammy Rosenbaum
Deputy Clerk
I Mysleth Bedard, a nonlawyer,
located at 8543 NW 66th St. #7367, Miami,
Florida, 305-406-1696, helped Gloria
Ordonez, who is the petitioner, fill out this
form.
Legal No. 007-0622 published December
27, 2007, January 3, 2008, January 10,
2007, January 17, 2008.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR CLAY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 07 DR 2009
DIVISION: F
Sheena Roettele Anderson, Petitioner and
Bradley Neal Anderson, Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION
OF MARRIAGE
TO: Bradlev Neal Anderson. 106 Sammy


Griffin Ln, Fuguay Varina, NC 27526
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on Sheena R. Anderson,
whose address is 5347 Otter Lane,
Middleburg, Fl 32068 on or before 1-25-08
and file the original with the clerk of this
Court at 825 N. Orange Ave., Green Cove
Springs, Fl 32043, P.O. Box 698 before
service on Petitioner or immediately
therafte. If you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this case,
including orders, are available at the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's Office. You may re-
view these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current ad-
dress. (You may file Notice of Current Ad-
dress, Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in
this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on
record at the-clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12-285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain
automatice disclosure of documents.and in-
formation. Fauilure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
Dated 12-10-07
James B. Jett
Clerk of th Circuit Court
Tammy Rosenbaum
Deputy Clerk
Legal No. 007-0618 published December
20, 20070, December 27, 2007, January
3, 2008 and January 10, 2007.

LEGAL NOTICE
ON JANUARY 16, 2008 AT
7:00 AM; THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES
WILL BE SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION
FOR TOWING AND STORAGE COST.
VEHICLES ARE LOCATED AT 3052 JOE
JOHNS RD., MIDDLEBURG, FL:
1B7FD14T3GS111259 1986 DODGE
1C3EU4530SF580830 1995 CHRYS
1FDKE30L8EHB98336 1984 FORD
1G2HX54C6JW268327 1988 PONT
1GCCS195828213942 2002 CHEV
1GCCS19X4V8147072 1997 CHEV
1GCHK24V44E339111 2004 CHEV
1GMDX03E4XD292965 1999 PONT
1Y1SK5360PZ031170 1993 GEO
3GNFK16R3VG177233 1997 CHEV
4U01C14271A001612 2001 TRAILER
6568367 1965 CADI
KNAGD126X25128713 2002 KIA


U


SERV3473J889 1989 SER 1
SW111925PN HARLEY DAVIDSON
Legal No. 008-0007 published January
10, 2008 in Clay County's Clay Today
newspaper.

LEGAL NOTICE
ON JANUARY 23, 2008 AT 7:00 AM;
THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES WILL BE
SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION FOR TOW-
ING AND STORAGE COST. VEHICLES
ARE LOCATED AT 3052 JOE JOHNS RD.,
MIDDLEBURG, FL:
FL3116AG 1962 CRUIS
16HCB1011WP013742 1998 HAULMARK
INDUSTRIES, INC
1FAFP5327YA180475 2000 FORD
1FTCR14A4KPB38257 1989 FORD
2J4FY19P3NJ522183 1992 JEEP
KL1TJ52694B147721 2004 CHEVR
Legal No. 008-0015 published January
10, 2008 in Clay County's Clay Today
newspaper.

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received by
the School District of Clay County until Jan-
uary 31, 2008 at 3:30 P.M. in the Business
Affairs Conference Room, 814 Walnut
Street, Green Cove Springs, Florida, at
which time and place all-bids received will
be publicly opened and read aloud for fur-
nishing all labor and materials for the con-
struction of:
Middleburg Elementary School New En-
trance Drive (SDCC Project No. C-4-07/08)
All work shall be done according to the
plans and specifications prepared by:
Mittauer & Associates,580-1 Wells Road
Orange Park, FL 32073, (904) 278-0030,
(904) 278-0840 FAX.
Plans are on file and open to in-
speption at the office of the Engineer and
are also on file in the following Plan
Rooms: McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge,
Jacksonville, Florida, Construction Bulletin,
Jacksonville, Florida, Reed Construction,
Norcross, Georgia
Only Contractors having been
pre-qualified by the School District of Clay
County are eligible to submit bids for this
project. No Contractor who has not been
pre-qualified should submit bids for this
project (Florida Statutes).
Florida Statutes require that all
contractual personnel who are permitted
access on school grounds when students
are present must meet Level 2 screening
requirements as described in S1012.32,
Florida Statutes.
General Contractors may ob-
tain sets of Drawings and Specifications
from the office of the Engineer upon pay-
ment (check or cash only) of a non-


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refundable cost of $75.00. Partial sets of
Drawings and/or Specifications will not be
issued.
Bidding Documents will be
mailed only upon receipt of non-refundable
payment (check or cash only) and a valid
account number for delivery by courier of
Bidder's choice.
DISCRIMINATION: An entity or
affiliate who has been placed on the dis-
criminatory vendor list may not submit a bid
on a contract to provide goods or services
to a public entity, may not submit a bid on a
contract with a public entity for the con-
struction or repair of a public building or
public work, may not submit bids on leases
of real property to public entity, may not
award or perform work as a contractor,
supplier, subcontractor, or consultant under
contract with any public entity, and may not
transact business with any public entity.
The Owner reserves the right to
waive any irregularities and minor techni-
calities or to reject any and all bids. Each
bidder must deposit with his bid, a Bid
Bond or Cashier's Check in the amount of
five percent (5%) of the Base Bid price,
payable to the Owner.
The successful bidder will be re-
quired to provide a Performance, Labor,
and Material Bond in the amount of 100%
of the accepted Bid amount.
No bidder may withdraw his bid
within (60) days after the actual date of the
opening thereof.
Any actual or prospective bid-
der who disputes the reasonableness or
competitiveness of the terms and condi-
tions of the Invitation To Bid, Contract
Award, or Recommendation for Contract
Award, shall file a Notice of Protest with the
Superintendent of Schools within 72 hours
of receipt of the bid solicitation, posting of
the bid tabulations, or posting of the bid
award, and must file a formal written pro-
test within ten (10) days following the filing
of the Notice to Protest. Failure to observe
such timelines will constitute a waiver of
proceedings and of right to protest as stipu-
lated in Chapter 120 of the Florida Stat-
utes. The School Board requires a protes-
tor to post bond in accordance with Florida
Statues, Section 255.0516 F.S.
Bond Requirement:
Should a contractor wish to pro-
test the bid recommendation, the protestor
shall be required to post a bond as follows:
1. Five percent (5%) of the recommended
award for all projects valued less than
$500,000.00; and
2. Twenty-five thousand ($25,000.00) for
all projects in excess of $500,000.00.
Conditioned upon payment of
all costs and fees, which may be adjusted
against the protestor, in the Administrative
Hearing. If at the Hearing, the School
Board prevails, it may recover all costs and
attorney's fees from the protester; if the
protestor prevails, the protestor shall recov-
er from the School Board, all costs and at-
torney's fees.
Bid Tabulations shall be posted
on the first floor at 900 Walnut Street,
Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043 after
the intended recommendation is an-
nounced on or about four (4) days of the
bid opening and after the Board's decision
is made. The Bid Tabulation will remain
posted for a minimum period of 96 hours.
David Owens, Superintendent
School District of Clay County
Legal No. 008-0011 published on Janu-
ary 10, 2008, January 17, 2008 and Janu-
ary 24, 2008 in Clay County's Clay To-
day newspaper.
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received by
the School District of Clay County until Jan-
uary 31, 2008 at 3:30 P.M. in the Business
Affairs Conference Room, 814 Walnut
Street, Green Cove Springs, Florida, at
which time and place all bids received will
be publicly opened and read aloud for fur-
nishing all labor and materials for the con-
struction of:
Thunderbolt Elementary School New
Parking Lot (SDCC Project No. C-3-07/08)
All work shall be done according to the
plans and specifications prepared by:
Mittauer & Associates, 580-1 Wells Road
Orange Park, FL 32073, (904) 278-0030,
(904) 278-0840 FAX
Plans are on file and open to in-
spection at the office of the Engineer and
are also on file in the following Plan
Rooms: McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge,
Jacksonville, Florida, Construction Bulletin,


Jacksonville, Florida, Reed Construction,
Norcross, Georgia
Only Contractors having been
pre-qualified by the School District of Clay
County are eligible to submit bids for this
project. No Contractor who has not been
pre-qualified should submit bids for this
project (Florida Statutes).
Florida Statutes require that all
contractual personnel who are permitted
access on school grounds when students
are present must meet Level 2 screening
requirements as described in S1012.32,
Florida Statutes.
General Contractors may ob-
tain sets of Drawings and Specifications
from the office of the Engineer upon pay-
ment (check or cash only) of a non-
refundable cost of $75.00. Partial sets of
Drawings and/or Specifications will not be
issued.
Bidding Documents will be
mailed only upon receipt of non-refundable
payment (check or cash only) and a valid
account number for delivery by courier of
Bidder's choice.
DISCRIMINATION: An entity or
affiliate who has been placed on the dis-
criminatory vendor list may not submit a bid
on a contract to provide goods or services
to a public entity, may not submit a bid on a
contract with a public entity for the con-
struction or repair of a public building or
public work, may not submit bids on leases
of real property to public entity, may not
award or perform work as a contractor,
supplier, subcontractor, or consultant under
contract with any public entity, and may not
transact business with any public entity.
The Owner reserves the right to
waive any irregularities and minor techni-
calities or to reject any and all bids. Each
bidder must deposit with his bid, a Bid
Bond or Cashier's Check in the amount of
five percent (5%) of the Base Bid price,
payable to the Owner,
The successful bidder will be re-
quired to provide a Performance, Labor,
andl Material Bond in the amount of 100%
of the accepted.Bid amount.
No bidder may withdraw his bid
within (60) days after the actual date of the
opening thereof.
Any actual or pOospective bid-
der who disputes the reasonableness or
competitiveness of the terms and condi-
tions of the Invitation To Bid, Contract
Award, or Recommendation for Contract
Award, shall file a Notice of Protest with the
Superintendent of Schools within 72 hours
of receipt of the bid solicitation, posting of
the bid tabulations, or. posting of the bid
award, and must file a formal written pro-
test within ten (10) days following the filing
of the Notice to Protest. Failure to observe
such timelines will constitute a waiver of
proceedings and of right to protest as stipu-
lated in Chapter 120 of the Florida Stat-
utes. The School Board requires a protes-
tor to post bond in accordance with Florida
Statues, Section 255.0516 F.S.
Bond Requirement:
Should a contractor wish to pro-
test the bid recommendation, the protestor
shall be required to post a bond as follows:
1. Five percent (5%) of. the recommended
award for all projects valued less than
$500,000.00; and
2. Twenty-five thousand ($25,000.00) for
all projects in excess of $500,000.00.
Conditioned upon payment of
all costs and fees, which may be adjusted
against the protestor, in the Administrative
.Hearing. If at the Hearing, the School
Board prevails, it may recover all costs and
attorney's fees from the protester; if the
protestor prevails, the protestor shall recov-
er from the School Board, all costs and at-
torney's fees.
Bid Tabulations shall be posted
on the first floor at 900 Walnut Street,
Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043 after
the intended recommendation is an-
nounced on or about four (4) days of the.
bid opening and after the Board's decision
is made. The Bid Tabulation will remain
posted for a minimum period of 96 hours.
David Owens, Superintendent
School District of Clay County
Legal No. 008-0010 published January
10, 2008, January 17, 2008 and January
24, 2008 In Clay County's Clay Today
newspaper.


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The City Council of the City of Green Cove
Springs has scheduled a public hearing to
be held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 18,
2008, in the City'Council Chambers, 321
Walnut Street, Green Cove Springs, Flori-
da, at which time the City Council will con-
sider adoption of an ordinance. The ordi-
nance title is as follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY
COUNCIL OF GREEN COVE SPRINGS,
FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE BORROW-
ING OF NOT TO EXCEED $1,650,000
FOR THE CITY WATER DEPARTMENT
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS; PROVIDING
FOR REPEALER, SEVERABILITY AND
SETTING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Please be advised that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the City Council with respect to any mat-
ter considered at this scheduled public
meeting, he will need to ensure that a ver-
batim transcript of the proceedings is
made, which record includes testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is based.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, any person need-
ing special accommodations should contact
City Hall at (904) 529-2200 at least three
days prior to the hearing. Hearing impaired
persons may access through (904) 529-
2225 (TDD).
Said ordinance may be inspect-
ed at City Hall during regular working hours
and interested parties may appear at that
meeting and be heard with respect to the
proposed ordinance.
City of Green Cove Springs
Marjorie Robertson, City Clerk
City Hall, 321 Walnut Street
Green Cove Springs, Florida
32043
Legal No 008-009 published January 3,
2008 in CLay County's Clay Today
newspaper.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The City Council of the City of
Green Cove Springs has scheduled a pub-
lic hearing to be held at 7:00 p.m., Tues-
day, January 18, 2008, in the City Council
Chambers, 321 Walnut Street, Green Cove
Springs, Florida, at which time the City
Council will consider adoption of an ordi-
nance. The ordinance title is as follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY
COUNCIL OF GREEN COVE SPRINGS,
FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE BORROW-
ING OF NOT TO EXCEED $2,270,000
FOR THE CITY ELECTRIC DEPART-
MENT CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS; PRO-
VIDING FOR REPEALER, SEVERABILITY
AND SETTING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Please be advised that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the City Council with respect to any mat-
ter considered at this scheduled public
meeting, he will need to ensure that a ver-
batim transcript of the proceedings is
made, which record includes testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is based.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, any person need-
Ing special accommodations should contact
City Hall at (904) 529-2200 at least three
days prior to the hearing. Hearing impaired
persons may access through (904) 529-
2225 (TDD).
Said ordinance may be inspect-
ed at City Hall during regular working hours
and interested parties may appear at that
meeting and be heard with respect to the
proposed ordinance.
City of Green Cove Springs
Marjorie Robertson, City Clerk
City Hall, 321 Walnut Street-
Green Cove Springs, Florida
32043
Legal No 008-0008 published January 3,
2008 in Clay County's Clay Today news-
paper.

RECOMMENDED ATTENDANCE
BOUNDARY ADVERTISEMENT
NEWATTENDANCE BOUNDA-
RIES FOR OAKLEAF VILLAGE ELEMEN-
TARY AND SHADOWLAWN ELEMENTA-
RY SCHOOLS AND
ATTENDANCE BOUNDARY
REVISIONS TO OAKLEAF SCHOOL,
ARYGLE ELEMENTARY, LAKE ASBURY
ELEMENTARY, MIDDLEBURG ELEMEN-
TARY, CHARLES E. BENNETT ELEMEN-
TARY, RIDEOUT ELEMENTARY AND
THUNDERBOLT ELEMENTARY
The School Board of Clay Coun-
ty is considering establishing new attend-
ance boundaries for OakLeaf Village Ele-
mentary and Shadowlawn Elementary
scheduled to open August, 2008, and at-
tendance boundary revisions or modifica-
tions to OakLeaf School, Argyle Elementa-
ry, Lake Asbury Elementary, Middleburg El-
ementary, Charles E. Bennett Elementary,
LEGAL NOTICE
The Lake Asbury MSBD will meet
on January 7th at the Lake Asbury

Agenda will include Q & A on pro-
posed assessment increase, discus-
sion on Legislative meeting, status
of carp permit, harvesting hydrilla,
Lake Ryan dreging project and elec-
tion of 2008 officers.
Legal no. 11530 published Janu-
ary 3, 2008 in Clay County's Clay
Today Newspaper. ..,.


RideOut Elementary and Thunderbolt Ele-
mentary to be effective at the start of
school year 2008/09. A public hearing will
be scheduled on this topic on January 17,
2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the Teacher In-Service
Center at Fleming Island High School,
2233 Village Square Parkway, Orange
Park, Florida.
For additional information,
please contact James Connell, Facility
Planning and Construction, 284-6517 or
272-8100, ext 6517.
Legal No. 007-0621 published December
27, 2007, January 3, 2008 and January
10, 2008 in Clay County's Clay Today
newspaper.

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Bid opening January 31, 2008
at Business Affairs Conference Room, 814
Walnut St, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
at which time and place all bids received
will be publicly opened and read aloud for
furnishing all labor and materials for the
construction of the Ductboard Replacement
at Clay High School (Phase II).
All work shall be done accord-
ing to the plans and specifications prepared
by: Kenyon & Partners, Inc.
Plans are 9n file and open to in-
spection at the office of the
Architect/Engineer and are also on file in
the following Plan Rooms:
F.W. Dodge Plan Room, Jacksonville, Flor-
ida
Construction Bulletin, Jacksonville, Florida
Reed Construction Data, Norcross, Geor-
gia
Only Contractors having been
pre-qualified by the School District of Clay
County are eligible to submit bids for this
project. No Contractor who has not been
pre-qualified should submit bids for this
project (Florida Statutes).
Florida Statutes require that all
contractual personnel who are permitted
access on school grounds when students
are present must meet Level 2 screening
requirements as described in S1012.32,
Florida Statutes.
General Contractors may ob-
tain sets of Drawings and Specifications
from the office. of the Architect/Engineer
upon deposit of actual cost of materials and
labor per set, of which
$50.00 is non-refundable. Partial sets of
Drawings and/or Specifications will not be
issued.
General Contractors who
choose not to submit a bona fide bid and
who fail to return the Bidding Document pri-
or to Bid Date shall forfeit their deposit.
Bidding Documents will be
mailed only upon receipt of deposit and
$50.00 per set for postage and handling, or
upon request, will be forwarded by U.P.S:
Collect.
DISCRIMINATION: An entity or
affiliate who has been placed on the dis-
criminatory vendor list may not submit a bid
on a contract to provide goods or services
to a public entity, may not submit a bid on a
contract with a public entity for the con-
struction or repair of a public building or
public work, may not submit bids on leases
of real property to public entity, may not
award or perform work as a contractor,


supplier, subcontractor, or consultant under
contract with any public entity, and may not
transact business with any public entity.
The Owner reserves the right to
waive any irregularities and minor techni-
calities or to reject any and all bids. Each
bidder must deposit with his bid, a Bid
Bond or Cashier's Check in the amount of
five percent (5%) of the Base Bid price,
payable to the Owner.
The successful bidder will be re-
quired to provide a Performance, Labor,
and Material Bond in the amount of 100%
of the accepted Bid amount.
No bidder may withdraw his bid
within (60) days after the actual date of the
opening thereof.
Any actual or prospective bid-
der who disputes the reasonableness or
competitiveness of the terms and condi-
tions of the Invitation To Bid, Contract
Award, or Recommendation for Contract
Award, shall file a Notice of Protest with the
Superintendent of Schools within 72 hours
of receipt of the bid solicitation, posting of
the bid tabulations, or posting of the bid
award, and must file a formal written pro-
test within ten (10) days following the filing
of the Notice to Protest. Failure to observe
such timelines will constitute a waiver of
proceedings and of right to protest as stipu-
lated in Chapter 120 of the Florida Stat-
utes. The School Board requires a protes-
tor to post bond in accordance with Florida
Statues, Section 255.0516 F.S.
Bond Requirement:
Should a contractor wish to pro-
test the bid recommendation, the protestor
shall be required to post a bond as follows:
1. Five percent (5%) of the recommended
award for all projects valued less than
$500,000.00; and
2. Twenty-five thousand ($25,000.00) for
all projects in excess of $500,000.00.
Conditioned upon payment of
all costs and fees, which may be adjusted
against the protestor, in the Administrative
Hearing. If at the Hearing, the School
Board prevails, it may recover all costs and
attorney's fees from the protester; if the
protestor prevails, the protestor shall recov-
er from the School Board, all costs and at-
torney's fees.
Bid Tabulations shall be posted
outside the School Board's meeting room
after the intended recommendation is an-
nounced on or about four (4) days of the
bid opening and after the Board's decision
is made. -The Bid Tabulation will remain
posted for a minimum period of 96 hours.
David Owens, Superintendent
Clay County District Schools
Legal No. 008-0001 published January
10, 2008, January 17, 2008 and January
24, 2008.


CLAY COUNTY UTILITY AUTHORITY
The Board of Supervisors of the Clay County Utility Authority
will meet at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 15,2008, in the Board Room
at the Clay County Utility Authority, 3176 Old Jennings Road, Middleburg,
Florida.
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, any per-
son needing a special accommodation to participate in this matter, should
contact the Clay County Utility Authority by mail at 3176 Old Jennings
Road, Middleburg, Florida 32068 or by telephone at (904) 213-2464,
no later-than 7 days prior to the hearing or proceeding for which this
-notice has been given. Hearing impaired persons can access the
foregoing telephone number by contacting the Florida Relay Service at
1-800-955-8770 (Voice) or 1-800-955-8771 (TDD).
If any person intends to appeal any decision related to this ac-
tion, such person will need to provide a court reporter at such person's
own expense, for a transcript of the proceedings. All interested persons
are invited to attend.
For further information, call 213-2464.
Legal no. 11526 published January 10, 2008 in Clay County's
Clay Today Newspaper. 0.0

LEGAL NOTICEPUBLIC MEETING OF
THE CLAY COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD
JANUARY 29. 2008
PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY ELECTION
LOGIC AND ACCURACY TESTING

The Clay County Canvassing Board will convene at the of-
fice of the Supervisor of Elections, 1417-1 S. Orange Ave., Green
Cove Spring, Florida, at 9:00 am on January 11, 2008. The Board is
convening to conduct the Logic and Accuracy test for Early Voting,
Elections Day and Absentee Ballots.
In accordance with the Sunshine Law of Florida, this meet-
ing is open to the public.
Note: Section 286.01105, Florida Statutes, states that if
.a person decides to appeal any decision by the board, agency, or
commission with respect to any matter considered at a meeting or
hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purposes, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based
Legal no. 11527 published January 10, 2007 in Clay County' s
Clay Today Newspaper.
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ary 3, 2008. Outgoing chair Dr. Wil-
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service. Dr. Simmons reviewed the
previous year's accomplishments.
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In October, the
Florida Legislature
passed a property-
tax reform package
with a nearly unani-
mous vote in both
the house and sen-
ate, and to be sure,
Governor Crist has H aIIIItKnroplr
thrown his powerful
support behind the ballot initiative known
as Amendment One. Now it's in the hands
of the voters, who will have their voices
heard on January 29th at the ballot box.
The Chamber has gone through a
very measured and very methodical pro-
cess in order to determine its position
on this issue. First, we understand that
the property tax situation in Clay County
and throughout the State of Florida has
reached a point that requires real solu-
tions. Second, we applaud any effort to
reduce the tax burden on the citizens of
our county and our state. And third, we
recognize that Florida's governor and its
legislature are attempting to deal with a
difficult and tenuous issue. However,
we feel that Amendment One will be a
liability to the long-term health of our
County and of our State, therefore, the
Chamber of Commerce urges you to vote


"No" on Amendment One.
The reality is that if Amendment One
does pass, the effects over the next sev-
eral years will be debilitating to Florida's
economic well-being. This. Amendment
will:
Continue to shift the
tax burden back on busi-
ness. This will further
increase, operating
costs and consumer
prices.
Shift account-
ability away from
the state to local
government, forc-
ing local govern-
ments to create new
funding methods to
meet public needs and
services via fees or new
taxes.
The portability clause will create
an inequity for people moving into Florida
from out of state. This may prove to be
unconstitutional.


Compound the current deficit in our
education funding.
In addition, it does not address esca-
lating costs at the state level and removes
local control.
Furthermore, according to. research
by Florida TaxWatch, the average
annual savings to the Flor-
ida homeowner will be
minimal, approximate-
ly $240. And, there
are areas of concern
that go unaddressed
by Amendment One,
among those are;
exemption for new
homeowners, Low-
income senior relief,
and affordable housing
relief to name a few.
It is our belief that the
Florida Legislature can do bet-
ter, and as such, I on behalf of the
Chamber of Commerce Board of Direc-
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Amendment One on January 29th.


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Life of Rear Admiral Scotty Walker to Host


A memorial service
with full military honors
was held on December 20,
2007 for Retired Rear Ad-
miral Joseph Scott Walk-
er. Rear Admiral Walker
passed away after an eight-
year battle with melanoma.
He served as the Executive
Director of the Clay County
Chamber of Commerce from
November 16, 2000 until
June 18, 2001. Rear Ad-
miral Walker resigned from
the Chamber when he was
diagnosed with cancer.
Rear Admiral Walker.
grew up in Southern Cali-
fornia. He was commis-
sioned an Ensign, U.S.
Naval Reserve in June
1965. He earned his wings
as a Naval Aviator in De-
cember 1967. He made
Fleming Island his home
after a career in the United
States Navy that spanned
decades.
"I remember serving
on the committee when we
hired Scotty and thinking
that if he represents our
military leadership, we were
in excellent hands. Scott
Walker represented the best in all of us.
Scotty was well educated and well spo-


Rear Admiral Joseph Scott Walker
November 28, 1942 December 18, 2007
ken, but never loud. He commanded re-
spect but never expected it. My regret is


that I did not get a chance to
work longer with Scotty but
I do remember how excited
he was about Jacksonville
being named for the 2005
Super Bowl and how well
he represented Clay County
and the Chamber during
the initial process. Scott
set an example of integrity,
hard work and courage that
all of us should aspire to."
Van Royal
Wendell Davis said
"Scotty was the type of
person that you wish that
you could have known for a
much longer period of time.
I worked with him for only a
short time due to his illness.
The Chamber was fortunate
that he came our way at a
time when his talents fit our
needs. Scotty was person-
able and had impeccable in-
tegrity. Our thoughts and
prayers are with his wife,
Marnie and the family."
-Wendell Davis
"It was an honor and a
privilege to serve as Gen-
eral Counsel to Scotty dur-
ing his tenure as Executive
Director of the Chamber.
Scotty's dynamic personality and lead-
ership will be missed." Dave King.


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Arrangements have been
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President's Message


Happy 2008!
Hopefully you are
all doing well with
your New Year's
Resolutions. If one
of your goals is to
get more involved
with your commu-
nity, you might want Kelle Jo Kilberg
to become involved
in a Chamber committee or task force.
This newsletter is jammed packed
with information and options for you to
get involved. First, in this edition of the
LINKS, several Chamber members have
written business articles in a special sec-
tion "Focus on 2008" to assist you in
planning and setting goals for the coming
year. Be sure to read their strategies and
see what idea may help you this year. The
Chamber's Small Business Resource Cen-


ter is a place to come and research tools
to enhance your business techniques. We
have many Chamber members that are
consultants who are able to guide you
through the business maze as well as the
Small Business Development Center's
business specialist who is in the Chamber
office once a week.
Second, is the article regarding the
Chamber's position on Amendment One
by Government Affairs' chairman, Randy
Knepper of Heritage Bank. The Cham-
ber's Board of Directors voted to oppose
the passage of Amendment One. There
are many good reasons to vote against the
property tax amendment. It provides little
help to businesses and owners of second
homes or investment properties. Perhaps
the most important reason to reject the
amendment may be the easiest to under-
stand: It won't solve Florida's real es-


CLAY COUNTY CHAMBER

OF COMMERCE STAFF


Kellie Jo Kilberg, President 264-2651
Greg Voss, Director of Business Development
and Membership 264-7503
Danita Andrews, Director of Economic Development 264-1005
Eve Szymanski, Director of Tourism & Film Development 394-7401
Leigh Ann Rassler, Director of Communications
and Marketing 264-0718
Traci Britton, Director of Finance 621-0370
Betty Hicks, Office Manager -394-7198
Amanda Meyer, Investor & Event Coordinator 394-0646
Jill Schechter, Marketing & Research Coordinator 264-7373
Wanda Harrison, Member Services Coordinator 264-2651
Joyce DiMonda, Communications Coordinator 264-2531
Kellie Collins, Program Assistant 264-7504
Deborah Ferguson, Information Specialist 264-2651


tate problems. The Florida Taxation and
Budget Reform Commission is meeting
and their report is due in February. The
commission meets once every 20 years to
evaluate and make recommendations for
the legislature and possible amendments.
Their recommendations will be long term
solutions for tax reform to suit the 21st
century economy for all of Florida and
not just short term relief for short term
politics.
And third, read about what the Cham-
ber has been doing as well as what is com-
ing up and how you can get involved by
networking, participating, sponsoring or
volunteering for the events or programs.
There are several ways to be involved
this month Our next connection will be
held on Thursday, January 10th from 5
to 7 p.m., sponsored by the Real Yellow
Pages from AT&T at the Fleming Island
Golf & Country Club located at 2260
Town Center Boulevard. It is going to be
a "Super" event. Three Chamber Connec-
tions are scheduled for 2008. Decorate
your table with your favorite NFL team
as we celebrate the Super Bowl of foot-
ball games. The Chamber Bucks sponsor
for the January Chamber Connection is
American Enterprise Bank of Florida.
Please contact Greg Voss at (904) 264-
7503 for additional information.
Clean-up Clay on Saturday, January
19th, is a wonderful way to get out and
get some fresh air with family; friends
and business associates while making the
community look great. Volunteers are
needed to pick up debris from rights of
ways and medians in Clay County from 8
a.m. to 11 a.m. Don't delay, sign up today.
Contact Deborah Ferguson at the Cham-
ber (904) 264-2651. We need the help of


our volunteers (groups or individuals) to
make this a successful event and to keep
Clay County beautiful.
*The Education Summit presented by
Community First Credit Union of Flori-
da on Friday, January 25, brings together
our education and business communities.
It will take a partnership to improve edu-
cation and workforce preparedness. Did
you know 30% of ninth graders do not
graduate in four years? And there is a
skills gap caused by fewer graduates
having high-tech, digit, and other skills
needed for jobs being vacated by retiring
workers. For more information contact
Leigh Ann Rassler at (904) 264-0718.
And we'll close out the month by host-
ing local county officials at the 2nd An-
nual Leadership Luncheon presented by
Orange Park Medical Center on Thurs-
day, January 31st at 11:30 a.m. at the
Thrasher-Horne Conference Center in Or-
ange Park. For more information contact
Wanda Harrison at (904) 394-0063.
And finally, we are gearing up for a
full year of great opportunities for our
member businesses as they strive to
be the best they can be. Stay turned to
the Weekly communication, the Monthly
LINKS Newsletter and the Clay County
chamber website (www.claychamber.
com) to take advantage of every opportu-
nity offered in 2008.
By now you have received the new Di-
rectory and Marketplace Guide in the mail.
I would like to thank our advertisers: DDF
CPA Group, Orange. Park Medical Cen-
ter, Orange Park Mall, Panache, Bap-
tist Health, American Enterprise Bank
of Florida, Clay & Baker Kids Nets, Re-
SEE PRESIDENT, 11


OFFICIALS

CHAIRMAN
Greg Moorehead
CHAIRMAN ELECT
Theresa Smith
CHAIR FINANCE
Ron Coleman

DIRECTORS


Ted McGowan
Marge Hutton
Joe Anzalone
Marsha Fields
Tim Coleman
Michael Mayo
Kirk Wendland


Lynn Gerlach
Harold Rutledge
Gordon Jesperson
Art Schuster
Susan Hill
Nancy Alberts.
Randy Knepper


Links is published monthly by the Clay County Chamber of Commerce and Clay
Today. Call 264-3200 to request information on advertising your business. Links is in-
serted into the Clay Today and directly mailed to-all Chamber businesses.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


Corporate Decisions -


Priorities for Business Location


By: Danita Andrews,
Director of Economic Development

The 22nd Annu-
al Corporate Survey
that provides rank-
ings of business lo-
cation priorities
for 2007 was just
released by Area
Development, a
leading magazine BalhatAndrewsO
related to site and
facilities planning. Area Development
compiles this annual survey with execu-
tives about the most important factors
associated with company expansion and
location decisions. Moreover, it is quite
significant that 68% percent of this year's
respondents are involved firsthand in the
preliminary and final decisions on where
their companies will locate. Profiles of
responding companies showed that the
majority represented manufacturing
firms, followed by warehouse/distribu-
tion, professional services, information
technology and the remaining listed as
other.
The southern states of Alabama,
Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Missis-
sippi are tied as leading choices for new
domestic facility locations with the mid-
western states of Illinois, Indiana, Michi-
gan, Ohio and Wisconsin. In addition,
California, Nevada, Oregon and Washing-
. ton are seeing renewed interest as poten-
tial new locations so we need to conduct
additional research into these competitor
states and regions to determine what kind-
of factors are helping to tip the scales in
their favor, such as incentives and re-
location assistance programs offered in
these states and regions. We've seen the
shift in information gathering and dimin-
ishing timelines related to project deci-
sions. This survey supports the fact that
ahigh majority (90%) of survey respon-
dents use the internet quite frequently
to obtain specific location information.
81% use economic development web-
sites, 65% use site magazines, and 49%
use real estate location directories to find
the information they need to assist in the
decision process.


Overall expansion activity was up
during this past year. For example, 35%
percent of respondents expanded their
operations within the past 12 months as
compared to the 25% predicted. The pri-
mary reasons provided for increasing the
number of facilities was due to increased
sales/production at 54%, new markets at
44%, new product lines at 30%, merger
and acquisition activity was cited at 37%
and expanded service at 15%. However,
future expansion plans are down with
only 20% of companies expecting to open
new facilities within a year, 15% within
2 years and 10% in 3 years. Area Devel-
opment cited economic forecasts that are
predicting a downturn in the economy as
a reason for the hesitancy.
The 2007 survey further reveals
that competitive cost factors ranked
highest in importance with site selection
decisions. The top five are highway ac-
cessibility, labor costs, energy availability
and costs, availability of skilled labor, and
occupancy or construction costs. We can
confirm that the transportation/fuel costs
are of major concerns with Clay County's
existing employers and with the price of
oil going up, this issue will prove more
important to our future competitiveness.
Further proof that we need to continue
to pursue construction of the First Coast
Outer Beltway in order to provide that all
important direct interstate access and
the opportunity for additional business
development in Clay County.
The next five criteria are more
competitive location factors and are key
in the decision making process regarding
timing or the business atmosphere that
exists in our community. For example,
available land (and buildings), corporate
tax rate, state and local incentives, en-
vironmental regulations (permitting) and
tax exemptions point to the readiness
of our communities for business devel-
opment. This provides evidence of the
need to implement the priorities listed in
our site readiness/zoning study this past
year. Upon further examination of the
types of incentives considered most im-
portant in the location decision process,
we find that financial incentives such as
grants, bonds or loans were cited at 31%;


Site Selection Factors
Ranking
1 Highway accessibility
2 Labor costs
3 Energy availability and costs
4 Availability of skilled labor
5 Occupancy of construction costs
6 Available Land
7 Corporate tax rate
8 State anid local incentives
9 Environmental regulations
10 Tax exemptions
11 Proximity to major markets


Corporate Survey 2007


2007

96.9
92.3
89.0
88.7
88.2
85.4
83.8
83.4
83.2
82.8
82.8


'Source: 2007 Area Development


tax incentives like credits or exemptions
were ranked at 49%; and other incentives
namely land, utility-rate subsidies, infra-
structure support and training ranked
52%. This points to the ability to offer
flexible or tailored incentives packages
that would meet specific company or site
location needs.
This annual corporate survey pro-
vides a benchmark of competitive factors
associated with relocation and expansion


New Officers
FROM PAGE 1

Henry Barrow (Clay Electric Cooperative,
Inc.), Molly Case; Ron Coleman (Baronco


projects. We follow its results to provide
evidence for advancing our economic
development initiatives as well as devel-
oping marketing strategies for targeted
industries such as specialized manufac-
turing and technology related companies.
Ultimately, our ability to attract and re-
tain quality, companies in Clay County
rests on how we stack up to other com-
munities regarding these critical location
decision factors.


Management), Grady Williams, Counsel,
Kerry Page (Clay Electric Cooperative,
Inc.), Pam Gibson (Idea Staffing) Joe
Mobely (Fidelity Nation Financial) and
Debbie Ricks (Green Cove Springs City
Council).


2006

90.9
95.0
82.4
85.1
85.5
73.3
90.8
88.6
68.9
86.7
76.9


Wa/-mart

Grants

chamber

Initiatives
The Chamber received a $2,000
grant from Wal-Mart in Flem-
ing Island on December 14. The
grant will be used for Economic
Development initiatives. Cham-
ber President Kellie Jo Kilberg
and Fleming Island Store Manager
Steve Adams pose for a photo in
the employee break room.


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January Tourism Buzz


The Estimated
Economic Impact
For Clay County
Tourism Is More
Than $40 Million!
We collected a
record $103,023
in bed taxes in the
4th quarter. The EgSU2 ltas7his
amount was 15%
greater than the 4th quarter in 2006.
The total bed tax collection for 2007 is
up 7% from 2006, $399,972 compared to
$374,375. We had 2,326,038 hits to our
Website in 2007 compared to 531,115 in
2006. We are averaging 2,783 hits per
day compared to 1,300 hits per day in
2006. Website visitors came from all
over the world. The number of inquiries
we receive is also up from 839 in 2006
to 3,088 in 2007. This is a direct result
of increased advertising with Visit Florida
because its publications are the source of
most of our inquiries.
Our CVBreeze database is no longer
being used because it is not compatible
with our new server. Therefore, we have
used the Visit Florida, Equestrian Asso-
ciation and Florida Sports Foundation
models for calculating estimated eco-
nomic impact of various tourism groups
and events. We have tighter numbers and
therefore a lesser amount of impact for
some events. The tourism office sent out
less leads, but with larger group numbers.
The total amount for the tourism office is
smaller, but with a closer estimated per-
centage of out of county visitors. We will
be pursuing a replacement database pro-
gram in 2008.
We have also tried to include other
venues and events in order to get a better
idea of the total impact of tourism to Clay
County. Here is th.e elimated economic
impact breakdownr-f o it 1ur mao1rI
events and programs, ;

Would You Believe the Rolling Stones
Are Coming to Clay County?
No? Then would you believe one
of the Rolling Stones, is coming to Clay
County? Chuck Leavell, keyboardist with.
the Rolling Stones will speak on behalf of
The Florida Conservation' LandTrust and


corn for each event.
A Clay County "Star" is on the Holly-
wood Walk of Fame!
Congratulations to our own Clay Coun-
ty resident and star, Meinhardt Raabe as
he and the other six surviving Munchkins
received a star on the Hollywood Walk of
Fame on November 21, 2007! (Mr. Raabe
was the Munchkin Coroner in the movie
and declared the wicked witch of the east
dead.) Seven of the surviving actors from
the original movie made a grand entrance.
It was a long time coming and was a na-
tional effort finally realized.
Five or those wonderful characters
were here in March last year for the
Southeast Wizard of Oz Fest. Mr. Raabe
was joined by Mickey Carroll, Ruth Duc-
cini, Margaret Pellegrini and Karl Slover
on our stage at the Orange Park Mall.
Jerry Maren and Clarence Swensen were
not available, but joined the five listed
above in Los Angeles for the Star event.
Mr. Raabe was accompanied by Cindy
Bosnyak, the CEO of our festival.
We look forward to the 2008 South-
east Wizard of OZ Fest on March 8 & 9
in Orange Park. We hope to congratulate
all of the munchkins in person for being
the newest "STARS" in Hollywood! Go to
www.southeastwizardofozfest.com or


call (904)298-0202 for more information.
A "Funny?" Thing Happened on the
Way to the Middleburg Parade
If you didn't see the new Santa Tourism
Box (Scion xB) in the Middleburg Lighted
Christmas Parade, it was not for a lack of
trying. My sidekick, Katy; the papillon & I
arrived at the church at about 4:30 to pre-
pare. The large Santa hat was set up with


red and white tube lighting. It took about
an hour to outline the Santa "face": beard,
eyes, mustache loops on both sides and
then coiled the lights inside the red nose,
so it would glow. My clever husband, Joe
set up my power unit that plugs into the
cigarette lighter. It has 2 plugs: 1 for the
hat and 1 for the hood decor. I pushed
the power switch and we had lights! They
lasted about 5 minutes and then went out
as magically as they had come on. I didn't
even have time to take a picture. We blew
a fuse. I sat there and decided to do the
parade without the lights. As I reached
across the dash, I hit the windshield wip-
ers. Disaster! As quick as a wink, it was
"tube salad" on the hood. The eyebrows,
eyes, nose, and mustache were a pile of
white cotton, red felt and jammed up tube
lighting. At the shock of all that work lit-
erally going down the tubes, I decided it
was just not meant to be. I gathered up
all the evidence and put it back inside. I
tucked my tail between my "wheels" and
drove up and over the curb to get out. I
later discovered that I had blown a fuse
in the car, not the plug unit. All is fixed,
but I was disappointed to be- missing the
parade. I heard it was wonderful. To all'
our friends in Middleburg, if you will have
us, we will be back next year! Don't be
surprised to see a generator inside!

Tourism Knows No Boundaries!
The Northeast Florida Marketing
Alliance (NEFMA) met at the Visit
Jacksonville office on December 3rd,
for their quarterly regional tourism
meeting. As these First Coast coun-
ties and allied members discussed,
tourism knows no boundaries. The
group members consist of tourism
and convention & visitors offices of
Nassau, Duval, Clay, St Johns and
Flagler counties. Other organiza-
tions involved include Florida's First
Coast of Golf and the Jacksonville
Aviation Authority. These groups
receive inquiries from their sur-
rounding areas. A golfer at Amelia
might ask about visiting St. Augus-
tine. It makes a lot of sense to know
where to find the answers in order
to provide excellent customer service to
our visitors.
NEFMA is in its third year and is fo-
cusing on the German tourism market.
We hosted German golf writers at the TPC
last year and are planning the 2008 press
trip. By combining our resources to reach
an international market, on a $10,000
budget, we had a return for print circula-


tion of more than 1.2 million and a media
value of a little more than $1 million.
www.Destinations2Discover.com is
the website that we use worldwide and
is translated into several different lan-
guages. Check out Florida's Northeast


Coast or call any of the organizations
listed above.
The Wings of Freedom Are Coming
Back!
The Wings of Freedom Tour brings his-
toric aviation to Keystone Heights Airpark
from February 22 to 25. Tour the authen-
tically restored aircraft or take a flight
aboard for the ultimate immersion in his-
tory! The B-17 and B-25 will start the 19th
season of The Wings of Freedom Tour. The
B-24 will join them on February 22nd at
the Keystone Heights Airpark. Call (978)
562-9182 to book your seat today! Other
activities will be a vintage hangar party.
So all you GI's grab your Andrew sister and
boogie down for a swinging party!

NE FL Scottish
Games & Festival
February 23.
Tickets -
$12 at the gate,
but $10 in advance
and are available at
the Chamber office.
Sponsorships
and Program Advertising Rob Taylor
at methyl@bellsouth.net or (904) 241-
0350.
Volunteers: Eve Szymanski at
eszymanski@claychamber.com or 904-
394-7401
Kilted Golf Tournament January
25 at the King & Bear in St. Johns County
- Gordy Millar millargo@bellsouth.net or
(904) 509-8621.
Blessing of the Tartans Febru-
ary 17
Sponsors Reception February 22
Whiskey Tasting February 22
Check the Calendar of Events, www.
NEFLGames.com or call 904-725-5744.


will also perform at the dinner party and
opening ceremonies of the North Florida
Hunter-Jumper Winter Series on Janu-
ary 19th. Over the years, he has become
a conservationist and has many stories:
to tell. He still;performs with the Stones.
There's plenty about him on the internet at
www.chuckleavell.com. One of his many
books include Forever Green: The History,
and Hope of the American Forest. As if
that's not enough to get excited about! We
have been talking about the North Florida
Hunter-Jumper Winter Series for months.
See the calendar of events for the different
Grand Prix and Classic dates and times.
Even now, the Clay County Fairgrounds
are alive with stables going up in prepara-
tion for 5 fabulous Weeks in January and
February. They expect between 600 to 650
horses, in other words, full capacity. You
won't believe what's in Clay County until
you go. It's an international event and once
you go, we are betting you will be there
again and again. Check www.claytourism.


Call for Appointment
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3138 CR-220
(corner of CR 209 & next to B.P. Station)


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For the most up-to-date events calendar, visit www.claychamber.com

Chamber Connections Sponsored by the Real Yellow Pages from AT&T
Golf Club at Fleming Island
2260 Town Center Blvd.
When: January 10, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Information: Greg Voss, 269-7503 or gvoss@claychamber.com

New Member Reception
Chamber Board Room
1734 Kingsley Avenue
When: January 16, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Information: Greg Voss, 269-7503 or gvoss@claychamber.com

North Area Council Luncheon
Howard Johnson Inn (formerly known as Holiday Inn)
-150-Park Avenue
When: January 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: $12
Information: Nancy Alberts, northcouncil@claychamber.com

Southeast Area Council Luncheon
Santioni's La Cucina
3535 U.S. Hwy 17, Ste. 15
Orange Park, Florida
When: January 24, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: $11
Information: Margie Thomas, 564-8138 or southeastcouncil@claychamber.com

Education Summit presented by Community First Credit Union
Thrasher-Horne Conference Center
When: January 25, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $50 per ticket; Sponsorship opportunities are available
Information: Leigh Ann Rassler, 264-0718 or weeklynews@claychamber.com

Leadership Luncheon presented by Orange Park Medical Center
Thrasher-Horne Conference Center
When: January 31, 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $25
Information: Wanda Harrison, 394-0063 or wharrison@claychamber.com


West (formerly Middleburg) Area Council Luncheon
Aerials Steak and Seafood
2710 Blanding Boulevard, Suite 301
When: February 7, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
nrmation: Lynn GerlaCoh, westouncil@claycham: $10
Information: Lynn Gerlach, westcouncil@claychamber.com


Eighth Annual

Community Health Screening



Register When?
February 5, 2008 March 9, 2008
Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m.

Register Where?
ONLINE!
www.claychamber.com or
The Clay County Chamber,
1734 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL.


They Test for the Following:

Diabetes
Anemia
Liver Disease
Blood Disorders
Lipid Profile
(Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides)
Electrolyte Disturbance
GGo (joint disorders)
ali Abnormality
I action Abnormality
ng for Prostate
Ccer (Men only)



Call (90 64.-2 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


Chamber Quarterly Breakfast


The Clay County Chamber of Com-
merce will host its. second quarterly
breakfast of the fiscal year on Thursday,
February 7, 2008 at 7:30 a.m. The event
will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn lo-
cated at 145 Park Avenue, Orange Park.
Tickets for this event are $15.
Dr. James Williams of Nova South-.
eastern University is our keynote speaker.
-He is a master communicator and educa-
tion leader. Dr. Williams lists amongst
his accomplishments as guiding Stanton


Preparatory School to be the number one
high school in the country. In addition, he
went on to lead Paxon Magnet School to
the top spot for magnet schools, His real
world experience will be of value to both
public and private sector professionals.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear this
dynamic speaker!
For more information, please contact
Wanda Harrison at (904) 394-0063 or
wharrison@claychamber.com


Home & Garden Expo Set For March Debut


On Saturday, March 15th, the Cham-
ber will host its First Annual Home & Gar-
den Expo at The Orange Park Mall from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event, which is
presented by Granite Transformations
of Jacksonville is a can't miss for anyone
who is interested in remodeling their liv-
ing room, bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen;
or in upgrading their landscaping, in buy-
ing, selling, or building a home.
"What we've tried
to create here is an
expo that will allow
people to come out
and see the high
quality of home I
professionals we
have here in Clay
County," said Cindy |
Bosnyak of JP Perry
Insurance and the
event's organizer.
"The exposure that
our vendors will re- .
ceive, because of the


location of the event, is sure to make it a individual homeowners, commercial and
huge success." domestic interior designers, architects,
Granite Transformations of Jack- builders and developers worldwide. "To
sonville, the Title Sponsor for the Home & have Granite Transformations on board
Garden Expo, located at 1845 Town Cen- with this event lends huge credibility to our
ter Blvd., suite 210 in Fleming Island, is continued effort for excellence in all we
highly regarded for their work do as a Chamber," said Greg Moorehead
in remodeling, and of Ameris Bank, and Chairman
their product line
is used by ..


of Clay County Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors.
Space is limited. If you are interested
in becoming a vendor at the event please
contact the Chamber at (904) 264-2651.


CHAMBER


January 2008


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Reflections for a Rich and Rewarding Year Ahead


By Ray Jorgensen and Brian McElyea
Jorgensen Learning Center

Another year has passed for Jor-
gensen Learning Center (JLC) and what
a year it has been! We continue to grow
as a learning community, and interest
in Conversational Leadership (CL) as a
means of initiating and sustaining change
is rapidly increasing. Just as it seems that
everything is picking up speed around us,
CL compels us to slow down and develop
those key relationships that will pave the
way to future success. As we slow the
inquiry, rich insights emerge insights
that enhance corporate results. All of
this reinforces the JLC syllogism: if high
quality relationships lead to high quality
results AND the conversation enhances
the relationship THEN Conversational


By: Candace Moody,
WorkSource

Closing out a business year offers the
chance to reflect on what you've accom-
plished or survived personally and
professionally. Many cultures have tra-
ditions around the new year that involve
cleaning house, eliminating debts, forgiv-
ing old slights, and making amends for
things they've done wrong. There's some-
thing symbolic about turning the page to
a new year that makes everyone want to
start fresh and make plans to become a
better person.
The end of the year is a great time for
you to look back and review your accom-
plishments and strategize for the upcom-
ing year. If the past 12 months seems like
an unmemorable blur, you might consider
keeping a log of your accomplishments. It
can be electronic or written in a journal
format. It's a great way for you to track
what you have accomplished at work,
what committees or teams you served
on, and specific results of projects. Many
companies invite input for performance
evaluations, and yours will be easy to
compile if you keep a record all year. It's
also a great tool for use in updating your
resume and in preparing to ask for a raise
or promotion.
Once you've listed your accomplish-
ments, consider sending thank you notes
or emails to people that have helped you
over the year. You can also send a note to
someone who has inspired you or helped
you through a difficult challenge. In
business, we. traditionally thank custom-
ers with cards or small gifts; it's rare to


Leadership improves the relationship and
subsequently the results.
Before we peek around the corner into
2008, let's review some basic CL concepts
- a 'refresher course' of sorts. In keeping
with the festive spirit, we went out on a
limb to bring you this rhyming review.
Like the little drummer boy, consider it
our (very) humble gift:

Our clients work is so
fast-paced and demanding,
We request the time to listen
for understanding.
Nothing more powerful as a means to start,
Than to open up and speak from the heart.
Certainly there is value in flexibility
and bending,
More patience is needed for suspending.
Holding space for difference


see someone thank team members in the
same way. The Hebrew term for gratitude
is hikarat hatov, which means, literally,
"recognizing the good." In today's hectic
business environment, too few people stop
to recognize what is good in their lives,
which includes coworkers that make you
laugh or help you get through the day, or
the people who keep your network up and
running.
Now that you've thanked people who
have helped you, ask yourself: Who can
I help? Most people make the mistake
of thinking networking is about asking
-for advice and help. Really effective
networking begins when you call people
to offer them help with special projects
or challenges. Who do you know that's
working on a big project, looking for a job,
or making a change in his life? Reach out
to these people and offer your help in the
new year. Offer to connect them with
people you know or resources they might
not be aware of. You will instantly change
the nature of your network and the quality
of your business relationships.
As for setting new goals for the new
year, aim small. What good habit would
you like to start (bringing your lunch in-
stead of eating out every day, answering
emails within 12 hours; keeping your
inbox clean) or bad habit would you like to
stop? Maybe it's snacking in the afternoon
or being late to meetings. Achieving even
small goals will build your confidence and
sense of progress during the year. Start-
ing with a fresh slate, building or repair-
ing your relationships, and setting goals
looks like it's going to be a very good
year.


has a critical edge,
Creating openings, removing the wedge.
Slowing down the inquiry
is worth the time,
These are the JLC Learning
Conversation Guidelines.
That isn't all that JLC wishes to share,
We facilitate and develop
leaders that care.
We stand behind our process
without hesitation,
We've seen that success is in
the conversation.
Meetings with context,purpose
and outcome is key,
CPO is how we refer to it at JLC.
All of this takes discipline and dedication,
It flows through the JLC certification.
We hope this poem serves as a review,
For we enjoyed sharing it with you.



Wow Your skill
By Christy Thistleton,
Shade Solutions of North Florida, Inc.

As 2008 approaches and I am ponder-
ing my New Year's resolutions both busi-
ness and personal, I am just happy to be
in good health, mentally sane and still in
business! On the other hand, being fe-
male and another year older, I'm also a bit
embarrassed to admit that I'm a bit vain;
looking in the mirror at my skin and the
effects another year has taken. Growing
up in Florida and feeling invincible in my
teens, I spent hours baking in the glori-
ous sun trying to achieve that year-round
golden tan that every Floridian teenage
girl expects is a way of life. Little did I
realize what I was doing to myself? Now
that I'm older and hopefully wiser, I take
care of my skin much more religiously as
I hope we all do. Unfortunately, skin care
is not just a vanity issue. Melanoma as
a result of over exposure to the sun will
result in one in five Americans developing
skin cancer in their lifetime with just over
8,000 resulting in death in 2007 alone.
* A family history of Melanoma along
with seeing so many daycare centers and
schools that don't provide shaded play
areas for our children prompted me to
leave the insurance industry and begin
my shade business. Shade Solutions is
committed to providing residential and
commercial shade structures so we can
still enjoy the Florida lifestyle we've come
to love and appreciate while staying com-
fortable and protected. As you begin your
new year, make a commitment to yourself
and your family to follow these simple tips
all year long, not just during the summer
months, so you can have the peace of


Okay, so it's not Robert Frost, but
you have to admit it's catchy. More
than anything, we want to convey our
dedication and passion toward Conver-
sational Leadership. CL has powerful
implications to organizational success
and we're honored to have been chosen
by numerous companies across the U.S.
to introduce the concept to their leaders.
To date, we've worked with thousands of
.people, and in 2008 we anticipate taking
our learning to the global stage! We at
JLC would like to say that it has been our
privilege to share our learning with you
in 2007 as well as learn so much from
you and we look forward to 2008 with
equal enthusiasm. Wishing continued
growth and success in 2008 to all from
the entire Jorgensen Learning Center
team!!!



i looks great!
mind that you're doing all you can to pro-
tect you and your family.
1. Seek the shade, especially be-
tween 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. When going
to outdoor functions, look for venues that
have natural shade under trees or provide
shaded areas. Shade Solutions can assist
with commercial structures such as play-
grounds, ball fields, amenities centers,
etc. We also provide retractable covered
pergolas that are ideal for your home
backyard patio and pool areas.
2. Avoid tanning beds and booths.
One common misconception is that this is
safer than sun exposure. However, this
is simply not true. Ultraviolet radiation
from indoor tanning, is as dangerous as
Ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
3. Apply one ounce of sunscreen
to your entire body thirty minutes be-
fore going outside every day. Many
lotions and make-ups now include sun-
screen in their products to make this an
easy recommendation to follow.
4. Examine your skin head-to-toe
every month. My father's melanoma was
inside his ear. Have someone check in-
conspicuous spots for you.
5. See your physician if you no-
tice something irregular immediately.
The survival rate for patients with early
detection is about 99%!
We all like to look great and feel
healthy. Your skin is the first thing that
is noticeable; why not take care of it?
Trendsetters from the fashion and movie
industry know the damage of the sun's
harsh rays. You can reach us by phone
at (904) 699.8227; via email at info@
shadesolutions.net or visit us on the web
at www.shadesolutions.net.


SBA 504 Loan Program Provides Smarter Financing


for Expanding Small Businesses


By Kristen L.Tackett
Florida First Capital Finance Corpora-
tion

Starting or expanding a business is a
challenge. The financial demands alone
are often difficult to overcome.
Traditionally, small business owners
have sought conventional loans to fund
their expansion projects. Conventional


loans, however, typically require a down
payment of 25% to 30%, which is a cash
hardship on many small businesses.
Not so with the Smnall Business Ad-
ministration's (SBA) 504 loan program
offered through Florida First Capital Fi-
nance Corporation. Business owners like
the 504 loan program for two main rea-
sons: limited out of pocket costs and the
terms of the loan.


The 504 program provides up to 90%
commercial financing -to most for-profit
small businesses desiring to purchase
real estate and improvements; construct
new or renovate existing facilities; and/
or purchase long-life machinery and
equipment.
Under a typical 504 loan, Florida
First Capital provides financing at a
fixed, long-term rate for 40% of the


project. A bank or other lender finances
50% of the project and the small busi-
ness owner puts down just 10% (in most
cases). With this loan structure, the
business owner gets to keep more work-
ing capital (cash) in the business.
Interest rates are below those offered
by conventional lenders and maturities
are fixed for 10 or 20 years. Fees and
SEE SBA 504, 8


It Was a Very Good Year


FOCUS ON 2008


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January 2008










8 www.cI~y~hamber.com Focus ON 2008 January 2008


Make the Most of your Chamber Membership in2008


By Lynn Gerlach, All Write!
Chair, Members and Investors Rela-
tions

You've paid for a membership in the
Clay County Chamber because, at the
time you wrote the check, it seemed
like a good investment in your business,
and it might be, but only if you develop
your investment through three simple
but not often followed steps. My three
suggestions:

Plan Ahead
Once in a while you might glance at
the Chamber calendar and say, "Wow! A
networking event this evening, and I can
actually make it!" More often than not,
a last-minute look at the Chamber cal-
endar will evoke this response: "Darn.
Another Chamber event I'm going to
have to miss!" Realistically, if you don't
plan ahead, you're just not going to par-
ticipate.
Check the Chamber calendar of
events regularly, either by way of the
paper two-month calendar that comes
out monthly in the Links (a piece of col-
ored paper which you have saved), or


through the web site (www.claycham-
ber.com). Note the events you wish to
attend, and mark them on your personal
calendar immediately. In that way you
commit to them. Without a commitment,
the event remains merely a gathering of
other people rather than an opportunity
for you.
Some events require a reservation.
Put a "tickler" on your calendar, remind-
ing yourself a few days in advance of the
due date to make that reservation. And
include the contact name and number in
the same place. -

Prioritize and Commit
As long as you make Chamber events
secondary, to be attended if nothing bet-
ter comes along or if you still have some
free time on that day, you will not par-
ticipate. The only way to become an ac-
tive Chamber member is to make some
Chamber events a high enough priority
that you will mark them on your calen-
dar in advance and then commit to at-
tending them. That means you will not
replace that seminar, luncheon or meet-
ing with a client conference or depart-
ment strategy session. You'll hold the


Chamber event sacred on your calendar
because it is high on your list of priori-
ties. What we value and commit to we
will accomplish.
This prioritization and commitment
is absolutely critical if you have agreed
to serve on a committee or hold office.
If you don't go through your calendar
for the entire year and mark all your
committee, council or task force dates,
you are not making them a top prior-
ity. Folks who fail to commit to all their
meetings in advance are the ones who
*never seem to show up. As busy as our
lives are, something will always come
up. The end result is that you've neither
benefited from the service you agreed
to perform nor contributed to thegroup
effort. .

Be Consistent -
The Chamber is a networking or-
ganization, so think realistic-ally about
how you can build a reliable, functioning
network. Just showing up, willy-nilly, at
various Chamber events will offer some
immediate benefits, but immediate ben-
efits are often fleeting things'. A week
later, will you remember the people with


whom you interacted? Perhaps more im-
portant: Will they remember you?
People do business with people they
know; meeting you once or twice, here
or there, does not constitute getting to
"know" you. If you choose a particular
area business council, though, or join
an ad hoc committee, and mark all its
meeting dates on your calendar and then
commit and attend regularly, you'll de-
velop a small network of actual friends,
not just acquaintances. These are the
people who will remember you when
their transmission starts acting up or
they need a resume or some financial
advice. They are also the people who
will think of you when their friends and
relatives need financial advice or other
services. You can expand your network
gradually; starting small and steady is
the key to meaningful networking.
Plan to participate. Identify the
specific events or meetings important
to you, and develop a consistent pattern
that will bring you in touch regularly
with the same group of members. Then,
when your Chamber membership is up
for renewal again, you'll feel like your
investment has really paid dividends.


10 Cash Flow Rules of
iur form the way you manage your business
S from this point forward. These rules are
the keys to creating the kind of financially


When it comes to properly managing
the cash flow of your business, the best way
to move from where you are now to where
you want to be is to get a clear picture in
your mind of the benefits you will enjoy as
you take control of your cash flow.
The benefits include:
Increasing the likelihood that
your business never runs out of cash.

Eliminating the. constant worry
associated with not knowing what
your cash balance is right now or what
you expect it to be in the near future.

Improved relationships with your
vendors because they are no longer bang-
ing on your door demanding that their
past dues invoices be paid immediately.

The ability to see cash flow prob-
lems long before they can happen.
In short, you free yourself to focus
your unique talents and abilities on grow-
ing your business rather than fighting the
constant cash flow fires.
Here are 10 cash flow rules you can
implement immediately that will trans-


SBA 504
FROM PAGE 7


other costs associated with the loan are
financed in the loan. And while the aver-
age loan is about $500,000, projects can
range from $125,000 to $20 million.
Florida First Capital, a nonprofit
certified development company (CDC)
licensed by the SBA, guides the borrower
through the loan entire process. The or-
ganization prepares the documents and
handles all the details, including the loan
processing, approval, closing and servic-


successful business you deserve.

1. Never Run Out of Cash.
Running out of cash is the definition of
failure in business. Make the commitment
to do what it takes so it does not happen
to you.

2. Cash Is King
It's important to recognize that cash is
what keeps your business alive. Manage
it with the care and attention it deserves.
It's very unforgiving if you don't. Remem-
ber, Cash Is King, because No Cash = No
Business:

3. Know the Cash Balance Right Now.
What is your cash balance right now?
It's absolutely critical that you know ex-
actly what your cash balance is. Even the
most intelligent and experienced person
will fail if they are making business deci-
sions using inaccurate or incomplete cash
balances. That's the reason why business
failures are not limited to amateurs or
people new to the business world.

4. Do Today's Work Today.


ing of the loan.
Florida First Capital funds its por-
tion of the 504 loan by issuing -a de-
benture (bond), which is guaranteed
by the SBA, thus providing liquidity to
the program. And even though the SBA
is a federal agency, no tax dollars are
utilized for the loans. The 504 program
is completely self funded and is not a
part of the federal budget.
With the 504 loan program; ev-
eryone wins. The bank gets a 50%


Successful Businesses


The key to keeping an accurate cash
balance in your accounting system is to do
today's work today. When you do this, you
*will have the numbers you need when
you need them.

5. Either You Do the Work or Have Someone
Else Do It.
Here is a simple rule to follow to make
sure you have an accurate cash balance
on your books. You do the work or have
someone else do it. Those are the only
two choices you have. The work must be
done. It's like mowing the lawn. You can't
just ignore it. Someone has to do it. That
means either you do it or have someone
else do it.

6. Don't Manage From the Bank Balance.
The bank balance and the cash bal-
ance are two different animals. Rarely
will the two ever be the same. Don't make
the mistake of confusing them. It's futile
(and frustrating) to attempt to manage
your cash flow using the bank balance.
It's a prescription for failure. You recon-
cile your bank balance. You don't manage
from it.

7. Know What You Expect the Cash Balance to
be Six Months From Now.


loan-to-value first lien on the assets
purchased, resulting in a lower inter-
est rate to the borrower. The business
owner gets to keep more working capi-
tal (cash) in the business due to the
favorable loan terms, down payment,
and interest rate. And communities
benefit from additional jobs and in-
creased economic development.
For additional information, call
(888)320-5504 or visit http://www.ffcfc.
com.corn


What do you expect your cash balance
to be six months from now? This one ques-
tion will transform the way you manage
your business. This question really gets-
to the heart of whether you are managing
your business or whether your business is
managing you.

8. Cash Flow Problems Don't "Just Happen."
You would be shocked and amazed
at the number of businesses that fail be-
cause the owner did not see a cash flow
problem in time to do something about it.
The key is to always be able to answer the
question what do I expect my cash bal-
ance to be six months from now?

9. You Absolutely, Positively Must Have Cash
Flow Projections.
Cash flow projections are the key to
making wise and profitable business de-
cisions. They give you the answer to the
all-important question from Rule # 7. It's
impossible to run your business properly
without them.

10. Eliminate Your Cash Flow Worries So You
Are Free to Do What You Do Best Take Care
of Customers and Make More Money.
This is the real key to your success
in business. The reason you have to make
sure you have the cash flow of your busi-
ness under control is so you are free to
focus all your time and talents where
you can make the most difference in your
business. When you have your cash flow
. under control, you are free from worry,
doubt and concern. You have the cash
flow information you need to make sure
that everything you do each day in your
business is clearly focused on making
your business better. (1)
Rick Arthur is a partner with B2B
CFO working with entrepreneurial
growth oriented businesses to improve
cash flow and profitability.
1) Source: Inc.com Philip Campbell
2006 and David Kirkup, Partner B2B CFO
2007


By Rick Arth
B2B CFOd


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January 2008


FOCUS ON 2008


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www.claychamber.com 9


January 2008


Go "Green"


in '08


By: Alan Grimsley,
Eagle Energy Services

There are many ways that you can go
"green" with your business in 2008. Going
"green" by reducing the environmental
impact of your company's electrical con-
sumption may very well be your best New
Years resolution.
A simple step -to save energy is by
using www.blackle.com as your homep-
age search engine. It is powered by
Google but saves energy because the
screen is predominantly black. Monitors
require more power to operate a white
(or light) screen than black (or dark)
screen. Replacing incandescent light
bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps
(CFL) is another excellent savings tip.
CFL's use about one-fourth the energy
and last 10 times longer than incandes-
cent bulbs. A closer look at your fluores-
cent lighting may save even more. Most
businesses utilize a 32 watt lamp; but
there is a 25 watt lamp that yields nearly
a 25% savings. These are a few minor
examples of how Eagle Energy Services
can help your company go "green". What
shade of "green" are you?-
If reducing your operating expenses;
increasing your bottom line; and saving
energy are part of your company's New
Year's Resolutions, Eagle Energy Services
can help accomplish these resolutions im-
mediately. Typical electrical savings begin
at 8.5%, which translates into one free
electric bill per year.
Eagle Energy Services is affiliated
with Energy Automation Systems, Inc.
(EASI), a 25-year industry leader in
electrical energy conservation systems


By: Carole DeJarnatt
Alliance Advisors, Inc

What is the difference between poli-
cies and strategies? According to Wiki-
pedia the definition is:
Policy: A policy is a plan of action
to guide decisions and actions. The
policy process includes the identifica-
tion of different alternatives, such as
programs or spending priorities, and
choosing among them on the basis of
the impact they will have.
Policies can be understood as politi-
cal, management, financial, and admin-
istrative mechanisms arranged to reach
explicit goals.
Strategies: A strategy is a long
term plan of action designed to achieve
a particular goal, most often "winning";
its nature being extensively premedi-
tated and often practically rehearsed.
As a business owner you will want
policies in place. Policies provide guid-
ance for those in the organization when
making decisions or addressing issues.
Policies help create the structure for
operation. Without policies the business
is reliant on intuitive problem solving
which creates a dependency on key
staff members. If policies are developed
these dependencies are reduced.


and technology. Eagle Energy has been
involved in multiple energy conservation
projects for General Electric that have
taken place over the last t
18 months in Mt. Ver-
non, Indiana; Burkville,
Alabama and
Bergen Op


Zoom, Netherlands. f
Eagle Energy Ser--
vices, is part of a global
network of EASI affiliated energy conser-
vation professionals trained to study facili-
ties, record consumption data, and provide
custom engineered systems proven to re-
duce waste and slash energy costs.
We are excited to be able to provide
our services to business owners and man-
agers. Based on our preliminary findings
and the customer's approval, we can then
conduct an investment grade audit, then
engineer custom cost savings solutions.
According to Joseph C. Merlo, CEO


Strategies are ways to achieve
desired results. The definition reads
above: being extensively premeditated
and often practically rehearsed. De-
velopment of strategies requires plan-
ning. It is building your roadmap for the
future of the business. Once you have
developed some strategies, they can
be implemented through a process, of
action steps, along with monitoring-to
determine how effective the strategies
are. The strategy should be reviewed
and perhaps modified, even abandoned
if proven ineffective.
Policies determine how the compa-
ny is supposed to operate-what is ac-
ceptable and what is not. There should
at least be general policies in place dur-
ing a startup. In time itwill be neces-
sary to ensure the policies develop as
the company grows.
Strategies are more critical-these
determine the direction of the compa-
ny, how you are getting from A to B and
what happens if this plan fails. During
startup of a business, these are criti-
cal and can make the different between
failure, survival, or success.
The New Year is upon and having
the policies in place to ensure your
strategies are successful should be one
of your goals for 2008.


and founder of EASI, "We've had tremen-
dous success in tailoring energy conser-
vation systems to treat a wide range of
facili- ties. Through our

ate network, we've
seen dra-
matic en-
ergy savings


in facilities worldwide."
-"Eagle Energy Services will help
North Florida customers realize nu-
merous benefits once an EASI system
has been installed in their facilities,
including lower operating costs stem-
ming from reduced energy waste, the
reduction or elimination of consump-
tion penalties, increased capacity and
often reduced maintenance costs as the
electrical system runs more efficiently,"
states Merlo.
An EASI system can be implemented
in virtually any type of business setting
and will significantly lower electricity
costs often well above the savings per-
centage guaranteed in writing by EASI.
Eagle Energy Services also expects
to release a residential energy savings
system, yielding a 10% or better savings
to consumers in early Spring. To learn
more about Eagle Energy Services visit
online at www.eagleservicesonline.com
and schedule a no-obligation walk through
evaluation of a facility, by contacting Alan
Grimsley at (904)219-1945 or by email at
alan@eagleservicesonline.com.


The Future's so Bright


you Gotta wear Shades


By: Kendall Thomas
Art for Eyes

We will personally frame your face
as well as suit your needs, through
analyzing your daily activities, work
environment and hobbies. In doing so
we will combine fashion and function
to create eyewear that will be, Art for
your Eyes.
Our sales and service will be
matched with the best technology and
warranties the industry has to offer.
Our focus for 2008 is to become
a full service, one stop shop. With a
Doctor of Optometry that will provide
exams for both-eyeglasses and Contact
Lenses, myself (a licensed Optician)
and a skilled staff, Art for Eyes will be
the destination that Green Cove Springs
deserves...
Vision is often one of the senses
that gets taken for granted. Most
people feel that if they do not need
visual correction then their eyes are
healthy. This is one of the biggest mis-
conceptions. Without the gift of sight
many of life's small pleasures would
be missed. Eye Health is the focus for
2008. Many eye disorders and diseas-
es can be prevented through annual
eye exams. A complete and compre-
hensive exam checks both internal
and external health, detects the ear-
liest stages of cataracts and provides
glaucoma screening. In some cases, as
with glaucoma "the thief in the night",
there may be no signs or symptoms, it
is only through a comprehensive exam
that the disease detected. Polarized
sunglasses provide protection from
the wind and the sun's harmful rays,
UVA & UVB. (Ultraviolet light). Ultra-
violet light rays are a contributing fac-
tor in cataracts, ptyrgiums, (a fleshy
growth on the sclera), and other eye
disorders. Consider a quality pair of


sunglasses, "sunscreen for your eyes"
Prevention is the best cure. Don't wait
or hesitate, set your eye exam now.
Keep the Gift of Sight.
Our Boutique will continue to add
flare and fashion through its unique
selection in purses, totes, wallets,
shoes and eye care accessories. We
will continue to carry quality Sun wear
for maximum protection for your eyes.
100% UVA and UVB protection with
options of polarized lenses, reflection
free lenses and mirror coats. We can-
not guarantee that you will catch more
fish but we will guarantee your sun
wear satisfaction. With specialty wrap
frame for maximum performance on
or off the golf course, Art for Eyes will
match your specific needs to the best
lens available. Swim Goggles are avail-
able with or without your prescription.
Yes that's right, you can actually see
where you are going when you are
swimming while protecting your eyes
from the harsh chemicals and the sun's
rays. Magnetic Clip Safety glasses with
polarized lenses are part of the new
collection of glasses; they along with
Orange County Chopper safety eyewear
will provide ANSI standard impact re-
sistant lenses for fashion and function;
In additional to our promise of ser-
vice excellence, we are bringing in some
new products for the spring. Eclectic
Collectics by Alan Thomas will sup-
ply us with handmade, custom crafted
knives, belts, wallets and more....
Another focus for 2008 will be
health...with the ever-changing
world; Art for Eyes will carry For-
tifeye, Complete, Fortifeye Macular
Defense and Fortifeye Dry Eye Sup-
port. This focus will be for Total Body
Wellness and vitamin support. Fortif-
eye Vitamins are the ABC'S of Ocular
Health."Right Ingredients. Right Sci-
ence. Right For You."


The Need for Policies


and Strategies for


success in 2008


FOCUS ON 2008








I r 2008lI hIw r r r VnY


Attention all you high school seniors
who reside in Clay County: It istime for
you to apply for the Clay County Chamber
of CommerceScholarship. On January 15,
2008, the online scholarship application
will be available for Clay County residents
who are high school seniors planning to
enroll in a college, university
or trade school after
graduation this year.
Each year, the Clay
Chamber of Com-
merce awards one
$1,000 scholar-
ship and four $500
scholarships to high
school seniors. The
application can
-be found on the i,,-.,
Clay Chamber P
website. Just go
to http://www.
claychamber.org


and look for the "Education Resources"
section in the left menu. From there,
click on the link for "Scholarships" and
you'll find all the details, including a link
to the online scholarship application. The
application period will last from January
15th through March 31st. All students are
encouraged to ap ply regard-
less of academic merit
or financial need
status; the scholar-
ship committee will
consider all eligible
students, and will
base award deci-
sions on the entire
application, not
just test scores,
GPA, financial
circumstances,
etc. Good luck to
all you high school
seniorsout there!


Career Job Expo 2008


Clay Chamber


Scholarships


munity members who attend this huge
career fair.
The expo is sponsored by St Johns
River Community College, Clay County
School District Schools, Clay County
Chamber of Commerce and Work-
Source. For the opportunity to pro-
mote your businesses during the event
or for more information, contact Me-
Ii s s a O'Connell at 386.312.4232.


Choices Connections Careers



Career Shadowing


2008


By: Shirley Dyson
AIG Financial Advisors, Inc.
Clay County students are preparing
to participate in the 21st year of Career
Shadowing. Students will shadow busi-
nesses on February 26, 27, and 28. This,
program works with the local schools,
placing high school juniors in a career
field of their choice for a day. It is a ter-
rific opportunity for students to get an
inside look at the day-to-day activities
and responsibilities faced in certain ca-
reers. We have found the best resources
to be that of our chamber members and
other local-businesses. We could not do
it without your help. The number of stu-
dents participating in the Career Shadow-
ing Program grows
yearly. This


year we are looking at placing approxi-
mately 400 students.
Each year brings new challenges for
students and businesses. We are proud
when students report back to us that they
have entered a particular field of study
because they were able to participate in
this program. Equally, it is important
for students to discover they want to do
something different based on their experi-
ence. This program can only be success-
ful with your help. There are .many ways
in which members and businesses can
help. We need volunteers to help place
the students as well as businesses which
are willing to host a student(s).
If you are new to the Chamber or to
this area and are not familiar with this
program, please contact Shirley Dyson
at (904) 264-0520.


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By: LeaVonda Battle
ORANGE PARK The Clay County
Chamber of Commer ce Business Ed-
ucation Partnership Committee will
host the 4th Annual Career and Job
Expo on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 from
4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Expo will be
held at Thrasher Horne Conference
Center located at 283 College Drive in
Orange Park.
The event is de-
signed to provide edu-
cational opportunities
and jobs. Many top
companies from the
First Coast year after year par-
ticipate by providing jobs and
community relations to ;;
youths, college partici- -
pants and com-


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Visit the Chamber

website today at

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Quality of Life


- What Does It Mean To You?


You are invited to become a part of
history in Clay County. Join the Clay
Quality Council to shape the future for
Clay County by participating in the first
Quality of Life (QOL) indicators study for
Clay County. Clay County is at a cross-
roads. We have experienced an explosion
of growth and are forecast to almost dou-
ble our population by 2030. What road
does Clay want to take? For more than
two decades, communities around the
world have found the answers to these
kinds of questions by bringing together
their citizens to develop that vision for
the future and then finding the right tool
to measure progress towards it.
The measurement tool chosen by com-
munities has been modeled after the Com-
munity Quality of Life .Indicators program,
originated in Northeast Florida by JCCI,
and replicated worldwide in more than
1,000 communities. This is the first time


The Chamber Foundation will host
the 2nd Annual Education Summit
presented by Community First Credit
Union of Florida on Friday, January
25, 2008. The Summit will be held at
the Thrasher Horne Conference Center
located at 283 College Drive in Orange
Park. This is a unique opportunity
to meet with key business, education
and community leaders to learn more
about education and workforce and
how they relate to our community.
The Florida Chamber Foundation
released the New Cornerstone Revis-
ited (2007 Update) report on Decem--
ber 4. The report states "Florida's
intellectual infrastructure -workforce
skills, education system, and research
and development capacity may be
the critical determinant of the State's
competitiveness in the 21st century.
The ability of Florida's educational
system to produce the workforce of
the future remains a greater concern.
New Cornerstone estimated that four
of five new.jobs in Florida through the
year 2010 would require some form of
post-sec- ondary education and


that the study has been completed online.
This study.will develop, with participation
from Clay County citizens, a community
vision and a comprehensive community
indicators document.
The citizens of
Clay County must
determine a shared
vision for our future
and develop the tools
to track our prog-
ress. To that end,
a Clay County Qual-
ity of Life indica-
tors study has been
initiated, mirroring
similar initiatives
existing or underway in other counties
and regions across Florida and beyond.,
This initiative requires the full support
of our entire community, including busi-
nesses, community leaders, faith groups,


training." Florida's high school gradu-
ation rate ranks 46th among 50 states
and the preparedness of high school
graduates for the workforce or college
is also below that of other states.
The Second Annual Education
Summit is an opportunity for the Clay
County-Chamber to hear your voice
as we develop partnerships to make
Clay County a community where our
Citizens can live, work and play. We
are here to ensure that the business
and education climate remains favor-
able in Clay County so our community
will have the opportunity to grow and
succeed.

2nd Annual Education Summit
Workforce Readiness:
Back to Basics
Presented by Community First
Credit Union of Florida
Thrasher-Horne Conference Center
283 College Drive, Orange Park
Friday, January 25, 2008
7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The cost for a ticket is
$50 and includes lunch
by Carrabba's Ital-
ian Grill. Don't
miss your chance
to be a .part of this
terrific event. Seating
is limited. Please
RSVP to week-
lynews@
claycham-
ber.com no
Slater than
T Thurs-
day,
January
17, 2008.
Spon-
sorsh-ip
opportu-
nities are
available
to promote your
business. Special
thanks to Sleep
Inn and Suites of
Fleming Island for
providing accommo-
dations for our guest
speakers For more
information, contact
Leigh Ann Rassler at
(904) 264-0718.


civic organizations, educators, and resi-
dents. Leading the steering committee is
Ray Avery, Executive Director of the Clay
County Utility Authority. Members will
be recruited for the
expertise in certain
fields to serve as
technical advisors.
There may be up to
nine sub-commit-
tees as indicated
on page two of the
Clay County QOL
survey.
"-I believe we
are at a critical
time in the life of
Clay County. I believe it is time for our
citizefis to determine a shared vision for
our future and develop the tools to track
our progress," said Ray Avery, Chair of
the Clay Quality Council Steering Com-
mittee. "The development of our own Clay
County Quality of Life Indicators is a first
step to develop the baseline from which
to measure our progress toward the vi-
sion we set. I am still learning about this
program but from all I have read, this ap-
proach makes good common sense and


I am very excited about the prospect of
our entire community including business
leaders, community leaders, faith groups,
civic organizations, educators, environ-
mentalist and residents from all walks
of life in Clay County coming together to
establish a vision for the future and es-
tablishing indicators to measure our prog-
ress. For this to be an ongoing success it
is essential that our entire community to
participate."
Quality of Life Partners, Clay Today
and My Clay Sun are assisting with gath-
ering input from Clay County citizens via
an online survey. Ulrich Research Ser-
vices created the survey and will tabulate
the results. Other partners include the
Paul & Klare Reinhold Foundation, Clay
County Chamber Foundation; Reliant Ad-
visors; Jorgensen Learning Center; Ray
Avery; Pappas, Metcalf, Jenks & Miller
and Penney Retirement Community. If
you would like to be a Quality of Life
Partner, please contact Leigh Ann Rassler
at 264-0718 or email her at larassler@
claychamber.com.
Visit www.clayqol.com to complete
the short web-based survey no later than
Sunday, February 3, 2008.


President
FROM PAGE 3


gions Bank, St. Johns Country Day
School, Ameris Bank, More Than Ink,
Ameris Bank, Annunciation Catholic
School, Clay Eye Physicians and Sur-
geons, VyStar Credit Union, Commu-
nity First Credit Union, Clay County
Port, Orange Park Christian Academy,
Episcopal Children's Services, Walters
Tile & Supply, Dukes Famous BBQ, and
Lewis Longman & Walker, PA. Without
these advertisers, we would not be able to
print the directory. Keep this directory by
the phone and in your car as a resource
for services and products for your busi-
ness and personal use.


In closing, we have the ability to de-
fine ourselves and our businesses. We do
it daily in the choices we make; we do it
annually in the resolutions and the goals
we set. The capability, willingness and
determination to change is one of the
most heartening acts.
Here at the Chamber we strive to give
you the tools you need to get there. What
goals have you set?'What information will
help you achieve your goals?
I give you my best wishes for success
in the New Year. Until next month remem-
ber to do business with Chamber members
as we are "Promoting your Success."


Our competitive rates and flexible financing options can help you
keep your monthly payments affordable and give you the financial
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Workforce Readiness: Back to Basics
Presented by Community First Credit Union of Florida
Thrasher-Horne Conference Center
283 College Drive, Orange Park
Friday, January 25, 2008
7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Call Leigh Ann Rassler to make your reservation Today!
264-0718


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Ribbon Cuttings, Grand Opening


and Ground Breakings

To schedule your grand opening, contact Leigh Ann Rassler at 904.264.0718 or weeklynews@claychamber.com.

Las Congas Caf6 Cuban
Restaurant
Las Congas Caf6 held a
ribbon cutting ceremony on
Friday, December 7th. The
Caf6 is located at 799 Blan-
ding Boulevard in Orange
Park.
Las Congas Caf6 serves
the finest traditional home-
style Cuban cuisine in a
friendly, casual and relaxing
Caribbean ambience. It's
the perfect place to dine,
enjoy a glass of fine wine or
an ice cold beer. "Don't be
fooled by imitations," said
Marlon Martinez, owner and
operator of the Caf6. "We
are the real thing. We serve
authentic dishes here."
For more information,
visit http://www.lascon-
gascafe.com/1.html or call (I to r) Ambassador Catherine Yanuchi, Bill Evatte of Web904, Carmen Diaz, Mariela Rivera, Teresa Parqas, Maria Rivera, Chef Frank Laserra, Marion Martinez, Gold Ambassadors
(904) 276-1281 Frank Houle and Shirley Houle.
(904) 276-1281


Major Alan Phillips
Congratulations to The Salvation
Army on being selected Area Beau-
tification Business of the Month for
January. They are located at 2795 CR
220 in Middleburg.
The Salvation Army was estab-
lished in 1878 and has functioned
successfully for more than a century.
Major Alan Phillips is the Salvation


Army's Northeast Florida Incident
Commander. The Salvation Army is
prepared to meet a multitude of needs
and was named one of the world's top
ten enduring institutions.
For more information, call (904)
276-6677 or visit their website at
www.salvationarmy.org.


Gold Ambassador Frank Houle, Carole DeJarnatt of Alliance Advisors, Wanda Harrison, Vickie Mid-
dlekauff, Courtney Williford and Bill Evatte of Web904.


Vicki Middlekauff, CMA, PA
Vicki Middlekauff celebrated the grand
opening of her accounting and tax prac-
tice, Vicki Middlekauff CMA, PA on Thurs-
day December 13, 2007. The new office
located at 767 Blanding Blvd., Suite 110A


in Orange Park, was officially opened with
the ribbon cutting ceremony attended by
Clay County Chamber of Commerce mem-
bers and staff.
For more information, call Vicki at
(904) 994-9007.


Ambassador Catherine Yanuchi; Rick Arthur of B2B CFO; Kim Moore, Vice President of Ashley Taylor
Promotions; Jon Sheldin of Ashley Taylor Promotions; Traci Britton and Wanda Harrison of the Chamber
and Ambassador Donnette Bruno of Fuel Freedom International.


Ashley Taylor Promotions
Ashley Taylor Promotions held a rib-
bonficutting ceremony at the Chamber on
January 3, 2008. Ashley Taylor Promo-
tions is owned by Jennifer & Jon Shedlin
and Kim and Don Moore. They provide
a full spectrum of special event servic-
es to include trade & consumer shows,
meetings, festivals, seminars, company
events, luncheons and dinners. Let us


take your idea full circle from concept to
completion. Ashley Taylor Promotions
is hosting the River City Wine and Dine
Extravaganza in the Touchdowh Club at
the Jacksonville Municipal Stadfum on
Saturday, February 9, 2008. Itis a good
venue to sample food from some'of the
area's finest establishments. For more
information call Kim Moore at (904)
449-2171.


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Chamber Members Celebrate the


Holidays at Regions Bank


Chamber members enjoy great food provide by Anthony's Catering.


Betsy Crawford of Regions Bank, Joe Anzalone of Online Market Group, LLC and Aruna Aruna Motko of
Regions Bank


volunteer hours. As a corporation, Re-
gions has a strong commitment to the
growth 'aridwell being of our community.
and Habitat. for Humanity is one way we
support Betsy Crawford and her King-
sley Branch team did an amazing job.
The lobby was festive and members and
guests had a wonderful time.


Congratulations to Joe Anzalone of
Online Market Group, LLC. Joe won
the $300 Chamber Bucks, sponsored this
month by Regions Bank.
The Real Yellow Pages from AT&T
is the Official Sponsor for the fiscal
year 2007-2008 After-Hours -Network-
ing program.


Doug Conkey and Shirley Houle, Orange Park Lionellas.


Congratula-
tions to Take
Stock in Chil-
dren on being
selected Small
Business of
the Month for
January. Our
local Take
Stock in Chil-
dren program
is managed
by the YMCA,
with an office
located in the
Center for Adult
and Cornm u-
nity Education,
on the Orange
Park High
School campus.sch
Take Stock in
Children is a
county-wide
program, serv-
ing students
in Green Gove
Springs, Flem-.
ing Island, Key-
stone Heights,
Middleburg, and
Orange Park.
Take Stock Anna TaylorbofTakeSto
in Children provides an opportunity
for Clay County's at risk low-in-
come children to reach educational
achievements that would otherwise
be unattainable. Take Stock scholars
commit to meet with a mentor weekly
at their school, stay drug and crime
free, maintain good grades and ex-
hibit good behavior during their in-
volvement in Take Stock in Children.
If they live up to their end of this
bargain through their high school
graduation, Take Stock in Children
rewards them with a Florida Prepaid
Tuition Scholarship. Scholarships
funds are raised by a committee of
volunteers, and every local contribu-.
tion is matched dollar-for-dollar by
the Florida Prepaid College Founda-
tion. The program succeeds because
of the strong support and dedication
of community leaders.


Take Stock in Children men-
tors come from all walks of life, but
share a commitment to encouraging
and motivating Clay County youth.
Mentoring takes only one hour per
week, and mentors are needed across
Clay County. Chamber members
who serve as Take Stock in Children
mentors include Lynn Gerlach of All
Write!, Patty Barthlow & Michelle
Rencarge of Clay County Utility Au-
thority, Chris Carson of Clay Electric,
Lisa Thurman of Creative Memories,
Barbara Coleman of State Farm In-
surance, Phyllis Evenson of Travel
Experience, and Kathleen Rochford
of VyStar Credit Union.
For more information about be-
coming a mentor or sponsoring a
scholarship, visit Take Stock's web-
site at www.takestockinchildren.org
or call (904) 272-8144..


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Member News


BUSINESS
Ted's Montana Grill
8635 Blanding Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32244
Mr. Troy Craig
(904) 771-1964
Restaurants

PROFESSIONAL
Legacy Title & Escrow, Inc.
3509 Hwy 17 Ste. B
Orange Park, FL 32003
Ms. Cassie Clarkson
(904) 215-1555
Title Companies

PostNet
1075 Oakleaf Plantation Pkwy.
Ste. 109
Orange Park, FL 32065
Ms. Sheri L. Mullane
(904) 589-9160
Mailing, Packing & Shipping


Appointments and promotions
Stellar has added two new profes-
sionals to the designing, engineering and
construction firm, Kevin Keen and Bob
Owens...AT&T promoted Issa Odeh to
assistant sales manager for the Orange
Park retail store...James Furrow, ex-
ecutive president of Morris Publishing
Groups will act as interim publisher of
the Florida Times-Union when Carl Can-
non retires at the end of this year...The
Loop Pizza Grill named Martin Mayer as
its new chief operating officer...Ameris
Bank has announced that Tina Boshell
has joined their staff as the Vice Presi-
dent/Branch Manager at the Eagle Har-
bor Parkway branch... Fifth Third Bank
recently appointed Camille Dotson as
Fleming Island Banking Center's assis-
tant vice president and financial center
manager and added Ryan Tiedeberg as
vice president and business banking team
leader...Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc.
(RS&H) has appointed John "Jack" Nes-
bitt as vice president for recruitment and
retention...St. Vincent's HealthCare
recently announced the appoint ments of
LaRhonda Brown, manager care manage-
ment deptment; Jennifer Gunn, manager
laboratory and Tracy Williams, manager
rehabilitation services...Clay County
Habitat for Humanity announced the
promotion of Gamble Wright to execu-
tive director... Governor Charlie Crist ap-
pointed five Clay County residents to the
Clay County Development Authority.
Their terms will end on June 30, 2011.
The five are: Pamela R. Gibson, Joseph G.
Mobley, Kerry B. Page, Deborah L. Ricks
and Matthew D. Welch.. .Fifth Third Ban-
corp appointed Hyan Tiedeberg as vice
president of the business banking team...
Ryland Homes named Robin Challbert
sales counselor and Lorraine Cox sales
assistant...Brooks Rehabilitation hired
Michael Helinsky as director for informa-
tion technology... RS&H appointed Irina
Kushner as a paralegal...Regions Bank
named Teresa Nichols as mortgage loan
originator and Stephen Fishbein to the
mortgage loan advisor staff... Gerry Boen-
eman has been named division president
for Ryland Homes...Gina Wilson was
hired as director of marketing for Solan-
tic ...Kelly Barkoskie was named director
of marketing for Bono's Pit Bar-B-Q.

Awards and accomplishments
Clay County Sheriffs Office received
the Well Workplace Silver Award from the
Wellness Councils of America...England,
Thims & Miller Inc. were one of sev-
eral Jacksonville companies involved in
the construction of the Southeast Toyota


training center... Skanska USA Building
Inc. will be the construction managertfor
the state's new nursing home for veter-
ans...St. Vincent's has received the Bea-
con Award for critical care excellence,
recognizing the hospital as being
among the nation's top
critical care units, .


presented
American
Asso -
ciation
of Criti-
cal-Care
Nurses...
St. Johns
River
Communi-
ty College


by the


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recently rec- ..
ognized five ;
students for
completing
the teach-
er certi-
fication
program.
Partici-
pants earn a Florida
Professional Teaching Certificate upon
completion of the coursework... St. Johns
Country Day School recently inducted
nine students and a teacher into the Cum
Laude Society...RS&H was recently rec-
ognized by Masonry Construction Maga-
zine as the Institutional Category's Best
in Show as well as the Reader's Choice
Award...Business Condos USA has
launched its resale brokerage division...
Wayne Bolla of the Clay County School
Board received his certification recently
as a certified board member at the joint
conference sponsored by the Florida
School Boards Association in Tampa...
Community First Credit Union of Flori-
da was honored by the University of North
Florida's Excellence in Employee Devel-
opment Award and Robin Norton was also
honored as the recipient of the Trainer
Excellence Award... Prudential Network
Realty announced its award winners for
November. The recipients for Fleming Is-
land/Orange Park were Rebecca Buckner,
Kat Wetmore and Leslie Johnson...First
Coast 50 Awards recognized Elkins Con-
structors, Inc. as one of the finalists for
the Company of the Year award; Stellar
Group, Elkins Constructors, Inc., Wat-
son Realty Corp, Reynolds, Smith &
Hills, and England, Thims & Miller were
recognized amongst other area's top pri-
vate companies based on revenue...Com-
munity First Credit Union of Florida will
break ground on the first green-certified


branch in Jacksonville in January... St.
Johns River Community College recent-
ly honored 17 graduates, including nine
Clay County students who received their
nursing assistant certificates...Fleming
Island High School teacher Teresa Cor-
nett and her former student, Kali Davis
attended a National Education Associa-
tion conference; "Quality Education:
A He- ro's Journey"
where Cor-
nett received
a plaque with
her picture and
Davis' on it. Davis
chose Cornett as
her "hero in edu-
cation."... Green
Cove Springs
Junior High
recently
was hon-
ored for
Shaving
the highest
percentage of
staff participation
in the Clay County
School Board Employee
Health Fair...

Community involvement
The Orange Park campus of Ever-
est University (formerly Florida Metro-
politan University) formed a partnership
with the Clay County Education Founda-
tion by donating $5,000 to provide vari-
ous opportunities and grants for Clay
County students...Ftfteen students from
Annunciation Catholic School were
inducted into membership of the Nation
Junior Honor Society...Some Middle-
burg High School students in the agri-
culture department competed in a Floral
Design Contest at the Jacksonville Fair.
There were four winners in the contest
theme "Just for the Fun of It" and four
winners in the "Designer's Choice."...
Brooks Rehabilitation will receive an


additional $5 million over five years
after reaching an agreement to collabo-
rate with the University of Florida. The
Brooks Center for Rehabilitation Stud-
ies will receive $4 million from Brooks
and $1 million for UF...Winn-Dixie
Foundation presented $1.1 million in
charitable donations to various nonprofit
community organizations. Girl Scouts of
Gateway Council was one of many Jack-
sonville area organizations that were re-
cipients of the donation... the University
of North Florida received a $50,000 do-
nation from Main Street America Group to
UNF's Coggin College of Business to ben-
efit its career management center... J.A.
Long, Inc. coordinated a food drive to
collect non-perishable-canned goods for
the Food Pantry of Green Cove Springs.
Working with other area contractors, the
companies collected more than $1,000 in
non-perishable food items and cash dona-
tiorfs...Nancy Ulrich, president of Ulrich
Research Services donated a $500 gift
card she won to the Boy Scouts and added
her own money to make it $1,000...Whit-
ey's Fish Camp's boat parade raised
over $11,000 for the American Cancer
Society and Safe Animal Shelter... Clay
County Habitat for Humanity received
a check for $8,000 donated by Comcast
for their children's Saturday Reading Pro-
gram...A formal dedication was held for
the newest addition to the Orange Park
campus of St. Johns River Community
College, for its Health Sciences Building
facility...DuPont Florida Plant in Starke
donated $5,000 to the city and schools
of Keystone Heights... St. Vincent's re-
ceived a donation of $1.5 million to reno-
vate its infant nursery... Stellar recently
increased its endowment to $150,000 by
honoring University of North Florida stu-
dents with the Stellar Scholarship...AT&T
Foundation awarded $410,000 to 26 non-
profit organizations throughout Florida.
The program is called the AT&T Excelera-
tor and it was created to strengthen un-
derserved communities...


Membership Renewals


Members celebrating 25 years or more
AT&T
Clay County Port Inc.
McDonalds of Orange Park

Members celebrating 20 years or more
AT&T Real Yellow Pages
State Farm Insurance/Barbara Coleman

Members celebrating 15 years or more
Crystal Pools & Spas of North FL Inc.
U.S. Post Office-Orange Park
WJXT-Chainnel 4


Members celebrating
First Baptist Church
Teresa Harrington CPA

Members celebrating
Beacon Enterprises
Capitol Self Storage
Columbia College
First Guaranty Bank
Mass Mutual Financial Group
Paul & Marty Ackley
Texas Roadhouse


Members celebrating 5 years or less
Catherine G. Yanuchi
Celebration Church
Clay County Utility Authority
First Coast Metropolitan Planning Organization
Keller Williams First Coast Realty
Klaybor & Associates
League & Jesperson P.A.
Prosperity Bank
Representative Bill Proctor


ENTREPRENEUR
Bongo's Restaurant
2177 Kingsley Ave. Ste. 12-13
Orange Park, FL 32073
Ms. Nilda Alejandro
(904) 272-7100
Restaurants

Diane Bornhoffer State Farm Agency
115 Blanding Blvd. Ste. 203
Orange Park, FL 32065
Ms. Diane Bornhoffer
(904) 272-1136
Insurance-Life/Financial Services

ASSOCIATE
Ralph Puckhaber
3182 Peoria Rd.
Orange Park, FL 32065
Mr. Ralph Puckhaber
(904) 264-3182
Individual


New Members


10 years or more



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January February
Calendar of Events:
1/5 3v3 Soccer Challenge
Dennis Violett Soccer Complex at Eagle Harbor
1/7 The Maple Leaf Art Display
Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts
1/9-13 N FL Hunter Jumper
Winter Series Kick Off Week
Clay County Fairgrounds
1/11 & 12 Come Blow Your Horn
Orange Park Community Theatre
1/16-1/20 N FL Hunter Jumper Jax
Intl. Week II
Clay County Fairgrounds
1/19 Chuck Leavell at N FL Hunter Jumper
Winter Series
Clay County Fairgrounds
1/18-1/20 Come Blow Your Horn
Orange Park Community Theatre
1/20 Spanish Cultural Society: Panama
TBA: 904-278-0173
1/23-1/27 N FL Hunter Jumper Jax Natl.
Week III
Clay County Fairgrounds
1/25-1/27 Come Blow Your Horn
Orange Park Community Theatre
1/25 NE FL Scottish Kilted Golf Tournament
King & the Bear Golf
1/26 Yesterday's
Gold Head State Park
1/26 All County Elementary Chorus
Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts
1/28 Paintings of Jon Bunker
Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts
1/30-2/3 N FL Hunter Jumper Jax Winter
A to Z Week IV l
Clay County Fairgrounds
1/31, 2/1&2 Come Blow Your Horn
Orange Park Community Theatre
2/1 Men of the Deeps
Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts
2/6-2/10 N FL Hunter Jumper Jax Finale
Week V
Clay County Fairgrounds
2/9 Let-it-Fly Flag Football Tournament
Dennis Violett Soccer Complex at Eagle Harbor
2/16 Little Women
Thrasher-Home Center for the Arts
2/16 6th Annual Arbor Day Festival
Natural Park in Keystone Heights
2/17 Kirkin (Blessing) of the Tartans
St. Giles Presbyterian Church
2/22 Scotch Whiskey Tasting
Howard Johnson Inn
2/22 NE FL Scots Sponsor's Reception
Hilltop Club
2/23 NE FL Scottish Highland
Games & Festival
Clay County Fairgrounds
2/23- Scottish Musical Evening
Clay County Fairgrounds
2/29* Clay County Cattlemen's Team Roping
Clay County Fairgrounds


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