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Page 3 Whats New Page 4 From the Council MemberPage 5 School District Journal Page 6 The Sheriff Reports Page 7 Your Voice Your Vote Page 8 General Election GuidePage 10 MMHS new director Page 13 Mandarin Womens Club Gardening Page 14 Encore! Page 15 MHS presents FamePage 16 Movie Review Page 17 Faith News Page 16 Etiquette by Elizabeth Page 20 US Coast Guard Page 21 MHS Sports Local Sports Scene Page 22 Yard of the Month Page 23 Jaguars and Boy Scouts Fishing ReportSection B Senior NewsLine SERVING THE MANDARIN COMMUNITY SINCE 2006 Mandarin NewsLineSM Visit our online edition at www.mandarinnewsline.comMEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS Mandarin NewsLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223 What’s Inside Volume 7, Issue 2 November 2012Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Cher Chez A Family Salon www.SalonCherchez.com Celebrating 6 years! Donations of food throughout the year help keep the hungry of Mandarin from going without meals that we take for granted. Even though this is very generous, it does not help the need felt right here in our neighborhood during the holiday season, particularly Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Mandarin Food Bank relies exclusively on the charity and generosity of the neighbors and businesses right here in the Mandarin area„but during the On Monday, October 3, Jacksonville Jaguar o ensive guard Jason Spitz was presented with an honor he undoubtedly never expected when his football journey began back in 1996-97 at Mandarin Middle School (MMS)„his jersey was ceremoniously retired. Then, he was an o ensive lineman for the MMS Hawks and that year the team went undefeated and won the Southern Division championship. Now, he is a member of the hometown Jacksonville Jaguars. A strong foundation for Mandarins very “ rst Homecoming Parade on October 19 turned out to be yet another successful event for the high school. With the band playing songs, the cheerleaders dancing and so many other clubs and sports teams riding on ” oats and marching, the community was de“ nitely excited to come out and watch. The parade was led by the local “ re station and then was followed by Dr. Richardson, the principal of Mandarin High. Now is the time to book your Holiday Ads! Call 886-4919 to make a reservation today! H ol i H H Help Mandarin Food Bank share a Happy ThanksgivingBy Karl Kennell Volunteers Joseph Clevenger, Robert McGouey and Bill Armstrong weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas the pantry struggles to help those in need to have a traditional dinner, an event of joy and family that so many of us take for granted. It is important this year that Mandarin steps forward to help “ ll our areas need so that each of us can celebrate the holidays with a traditional meal. During these times of economic stress, those seeking a little help have grown exponentially. To help the Mandarin Food Bank and the community, Mandarin NewsLine is asking individuals and local businesses help meet the need of these families particularly around the holidays. We must remember that these are our neighbors who “ nd themselves in the very challenging position of just putting food on the table for their children and themselves. One just needs to visit the Mandarin Food Bank on any given weekday morning to realize the impact the organization has on these families„families which are like yours. Volunteers are challenged every day to “ ll the bags for the clients, carefully stocking from shelves that from day to day hold di erent quantities and types of food. One bag is used for protein, which may contain cans of tuna “ sh, beans and peanut butter; another bag is “ lled with canned vegetables, fruit and soup„hopefully 10 cans total per client. There is a bag for cereal, co ee, tea and other drinks. Toilet paper, soap and laundry supplies are included in another bag. MHS’s rst Homecoming Parade is a success!By Zoe Smolios, MHS StudentNext came all of the nominees that were picked for homecoming court and the candidates who were up for Homecoming King and Queen (crowned later that night at the football game), driven in convertibles. All of the ” oats were decorated for the theme, Mustang Pride/Beat the Spruce Creek Hawks and were judged on creativity. The winning ” oat was awarded at the Homecoming game that night. It was the The marine biology oat won Best Float in the Homecoming Parade.Mandarin Middle School Hawks celebrate former player By Karl Kennell Spitzs future accomplishments formed on the MMS football “ eld. He went on to attend Bolles, where he was a “ rst team All-First Coast selection as a two-way lineman. In his senior year he had 10 sacks and 56 total tackles. His prowess on the “ eld continued at the University of Louisville, where he started all four years for the Cardinals and was named “ rst-team All-Big East. At Louisville he was originally meant to be redshirted his freshman year, but was made the starting right guard during the game with Duke in 2002. In 2003, Spitz had a highly successful junior season and started all 12 games at right guard. That year the Cardinal o ense led Division 1-A in total o ense, scoring and passing e ciency Jersey retirement cont. on pg. 15 Homecoming parade cont. on pg. 11 Mandarin Food Bank cont. on pg. 13

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € November 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 3 What’s NewCommunity HappeningsDo you have community or club news you would like included in Mandarin NewsLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: editor@mandarinnewsline.com or 886-4919. RT Publishing, Inc. The CreekLine The Ocean Breeze Mandarin NewsLine Players JournalPublisher Rebecca Taus publisher@rtpublishinginc.comEditor Martie Thompson editor@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Linda Gay lg@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Heather Seayhs@rtpublishinginc.comGraphic Design, Lisa Felegygraphics@rtpublishinginc.com RT Publishing, Inc. 12443 San Jose Boulevard Suite 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Ph: 904-886-4919 The Mandarin NewsLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via bulk mail to all addresses in Zip Codes 32223, 32258 and selected routes in 32257. Submission of articles and photographs are received by mail or email, although email to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com is preferred. The writers’ opinions do not necessarily reect the opinion of RT Publishing, Inc. Advertising Rates are available by request. RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. RT Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2012. At RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com. Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy The Mandarin Council of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerces largest and best event is the 16th annual Chili Cook-o Come join us again this year on Saturday, November 17 at the RiverPlace Shopping Center on San Jose Boulevard. Many thanks to Title Sponsor Verizon Wireless as well as Gold Sponsors Robert E. Burke, CPA, Mandarin NewsLine (RT Publishing, Inc.), VyStar Credit Union and Rainbow International and Silver Sponsors Care Spot, Florida Imageworks and Design and Legrands Steak and Seafood. If you are interested in being a sponsor of this great event or sharing your famous chili recipe by being a cooker/ contestant, please contact Mark Goldwich at 406-7232. The Mandarin Community Club will observe Veterans Day with a wreath-laying ceremony on Sunday, November 11.The Correction: Due to a reporting and editing error, MHS student musician Blake Kemple’s last name appeared incorrectly in the article about the local band, “It’s just a ‘State of Mind’ for teen band” in the October 2012 issue of Mandarin NewsLine. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.public is invited to attend this event scheduled for 3:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial located within the Billard Park, located at 11642 Brady Road. For further information, please call 268-1622. The AARP Driver Safety Program for drivers 50 and older will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, November 13 and 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Memorial Hospital, located at 3625 University Boulevard South. AARP members fee is $12; non-members fee is $14. This course is free to veterans and their dependants in November and you must attend both days for certi“ cation to qualify for auto insurance discount. To register, please call 391-1320. The River City Womens Club monthly luncheon meeting will be held at the Mandarin Ramada Inn beginning at 10:30 a.m. on November 21. Mary Habres of Encore Home Staging and Redesign will present a program on ideas for making changes in your home that will give it a new look Visitors are welcome. The cost of the luncheon is $15.50. Please call 262-8719 for reservations. The Dogwood Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club will meet on November 13, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mandarin Garden Club, located at 2892 Loretto Road. The November program will be a presentation on ” ower and wreath arrangements for the holidays. Our circle would love to have anyone interested in this topic join us a guest on November 13. Refreshments will be served. Please call 571-6765 for information. You can access the club website at http://home. comcast.net/~harper113. The Mandarin Womens Club program for Thursday, November 15 is Game Day, which includes Bridge, Bunco, Mah Jongg and Mexican Train. This program will be held at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road and doors open at 10:30 a.m. Club membership is open to all women no matter where they live. The price of the luncheon is $15.50 for members and $16.50 for non-members. Reservations are required; please call Marilyn at 260-8431 by November 10 or call Diane at 880-5354 for more information about our club. Check our website at http://home. comcast.net/~echoecho46/site/ The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society once again hosts Winter Celebration, a special family day of fun and educational activities at the Walter Jones Historical Park, located at 11964 Mandarin Road from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1. Activities include hayrides, choirs from the Mandarin Presbyterian and Philip R. Cousin AME churches, traditional and original folk music, the Jacksonville Community Band, Lindsay Schwieterman-Fait portraying Harriet Beecher Stowe, museum and historic Webb Farmhouse tours, crafts, historic re-enactments, train rides, oldfashioned childrens games, food and more. For more information, please call 268-0784, email us at mandarinmuseum@bellsouth.net or visit our website www.mandarinmuseum.net. You can also check us out at www.facebook. com/mandarinmuseum. The Italian American Club would like to thank all its friends and neighbors in Mandarin for their continued attendance at our Festa Italiana. Many of you have been coming to Festa for years and it is so appreciated! We will celebrate Thanksgiving with a club dinner and general meeting on Sunday November 18 at 1:00 p.m. We will also have election of Whats New cont. on pg. 5Copies of this online coupon are not accepted

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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine € November 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & well work at increasing your business!Mandarin NewsLine886-4919 From the City Council Member’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 Located just north of Baymeadows Road (904) 367-8700 We built this business in 2000. VOTE Nov. 6! since 1996 S San Jose Boulevard St. Johns River N Baymeadows Road Law Oces of Michael S. Drews, P.A. Sunbeam Road ANGELOS BARBERSHOP OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11531-10 San Jose Blvd. We do the best straight razor shaves in town!Starting November 1st Seniors Discounts $13 Mon-Thurs. till noon. All Day Thursday come for our $13 Horseshoe Club Thank-you for supporting our small business! Bernice Dunn Consultant ~~~ 904-613-3848email: beedunn@me.com www.beedunn.myrandf.com Dear Editor: Florida has more “ rstmagnitude springs than any state in the country and more “ rst-magnitude springs than any country in the world. Thats pretty impressive. In the October 2012 edition of Mandarin NewsLine, the spokesperson for the St. Johns River Water Management District penned an article lauding the district for its focus on our world-class springs. Unfortunately, this spokesperson forgot to mention some pretty critical facts. For many years, the district recognized a limit to the amount of water we could take from our aquifer before our springs would su er signi“ cant damage. But more recently, the district, led by its newly appointed executive director, denied any real connection between water withdrawals and the health of our springs. This denial doesnt square with the evidence, nor does the denial square with common sense. Most people understand the following truism: when you withdraw more than you deposit, your account balance goes down. This truism is right on point when it comes to our The citys budget was passed by the City Council on September 25 and implemented on October 1. This new “ scal year brings much anxiety among employees and citizens alike. The city “ red hundreds of employees„employees whose institutional knowledge is forever lost. Library hours were shortened and to top it o they will now be closed an additional day of the week. Initially, the mayors budget included mowing the right-of-ways only four times a year„thankfully, the City Council found additional money to increase the frequency, but still not enough for the 12 times a year that is needed. My impression is that the City Council will be much more active in the governance of the city because there is a leadership vacuum at the top. One glaring example of indecision has cost the city over $50,000 a month. In the spring of this year, the mayor put out on bid for management of the citys public sports facilities, which SMG has had for over 18 years without a competitive Where does City Hall go from here? bid. I thought this was a great idea. Two quali“ ed bids were returned, with each saving the city over $50,000 a month. Now heres the rub. The Jaguars have a veto power over the EverBank facility, and they prefer retaining SMG. The mayor prefers the other bidder who has a relationship with him. So, its been four months and counting that the city could have been saving $50,000, because the mayor has not signed a new contract. City Hall continues to pay more instead of saving $50,000 a month. So, as you read this article, the total will be “ ve months or $250,000. Enough said. On another note, I recently introduced a Resolution which asks the mayor to investigate the bene“ ts of selling JEA. I would like to list several, but not all, of the reasons why I believe we should consider its sale: 1) The only control City Hall has over the JEA is the appointment of its board. Meaning, employee raises are not controlled or reviewed by the city. 2) In lieu of Ad Valorem taxes, the city receives a transfer amount of $106,000,000 a year, increasing only $2,500,000 a year for the next three years. 3) Because of the transfer agreement, the School Board does not collect any ad valorem taxes, which could be more than $40,000,000 a year. 4) If sold for a billion dollars or more, City Hall could use some of the proceeds to get a handle on the pension and pay down the citys $500,000,000 debt. 5) Comparing our electric rates to those of our neighboring counties, our rates might be lower after a sale. Both Jacksonville Beach and Clay County bid out their electric rates. Who bids for their business? JEA and FPL. I like competition and I think there is no harm in seeking bids for the value of JEA. Finally, is owning an electric utility a core function of government„especially when we have very little control of their operation? Ill be the chair of an Ad Hoc Committee that will analyze the potential bene“ ts and/ or consequences of selling JEA. Please let me know your thoughts. I can be reached at MattS@ coj.net or 630-1388.Letter to the Editor springs: when the district allows permit applicants to withdraw more water from our aquifer than Mother Nature can deposit, the springs su er. If the sorry state of our springs wasnt bad enough, theres another problem: the people our governor has chosen take care of our water dont know the facts or know the facts and dont care. I hope the district takes another look at the evidence and reconsiders its position on the potentially harmful e ects of water withdrawals. Dave Milton Mandarin

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € November 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 School District Journal By Contributing Writer Tommy Hazouri, School Board Representative, District 7 Jacksonville Health & Wellness CenterChiropractic ~ Massage ~ Mental Health Counseling ~ Functional Medicine ~ Yoga ~ Spinal Rehab ~ Nutrition Counseling ~ Meal Planning and Supplemental Guidance ~ Natural Hormone Balancing Let Chiropractic help you with Headaches, Back, Leg, & Neck Pain, Work & Auto Injuries Let our multidisciplinary approach help you with : Weight Loss, Fatigue, Diabetes, Depression, Anxiety, High Blood Pressure, Fibromyalgia, ADHD, Autoimmunity, Gluten Intolerance, to name a few. 268-65689957 Moorings Dr., Ste. 403 (o of San Jose Blvd) Mandarin, Jacksonville 32257www.DrRepole.com Ch iropr a Mea l P l Wei Fi b Congratulations to our newly selected Superintendent of Duval County Public Schools, Dr. Nikolai P. Vitti. Dr. Vitti was the Chief Academic O cer of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth largest school district in the nation. Twentynine applicants were submitted to the Duval County School Board from around the country. After reviewing the applications, the School Board narrowed the selection down to “ ve “ nalists, followed by a very transparent and exhaustive interview process by parents, students, teachers, community leaders and countless others. Then there were three. The three “ nalists were Dr. Kriner Cash, Superintendent of Memphis City Schools; Dale Robbins, retired Assistant Superintendent of the Gwinnett County School District; and, Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Chief Academic Of“ cer, Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Again, we conducted a deep vetting, with extensive interviews, personal research, county participation, including sessions with sta community members, School Board-Elect members and School Board candidates. Your School Board then had another round of Superintendent candidate interviews and, “ nally the vote, selecting Dr. Vitti to succeed Superintendent Ed PrattDannals. More information about our new Superintendent can be found on the School Board website at www.duvalschools.org. 2011 2012 Improvement K-2 students taking FAIR and scoring greater than 75% 71% 79% 8 points (11.3%) 2007 2010 Improvement Percent of Duval Graduates completing a College Ready Curriculum 65.7% 82.9% 17.2 points (26.2%) Percent of Florida Graduates completing a College Ready Curriculum 59.6% 60.2% .6 points (1%) 2007 2011 Improvement Graduation Rate (NGA) 59.8% 7l.2% 11.4 points (19%) College Ready (Reading) SAT, ACT, CPT or PERT 52.0% 66.5% 14.5 points (28%) College Ready (Math) SAT, ACT, CPT or PERT 44.5% 49.4% 4.9 points (11%) High Schools with Excellent, Good or Satisfactory Grades 31.6% 84.2% 52.6 points (166.5%) 2007 2012 Improvement Acceleration Program Expansion 7 24 242.9% AP, IB, AICE Exams Passed 5,082 8,350 64% Dual Enrollment Courses Passed 3,500 6,537 87% All Students Enrolled in Rigorous Courses 23,369 36,667 56.9% African American Students in Rigorous Courses 7,712 13,670 77% 2007 2012 Improvement Career Academies Established 17 40 135.3% Students in Career Academies 2,782 9,873 255% Acceleration Program Expansion 7 24 242.9% Students Missing 20+ Days 17,800 8,715 -51% Students Overage by More Than 1 Year 7.4% 5.7% -1.7 points (23%) SESIR Conduct Violations (Major) 8,080 4,314 -46.6% Reduced the Turnover rate for new Teachers (first three years) 38% 31% -7 points -18.4% Reduced the number of Teachers out of field 778 405 48% Increased the number of Volunteers in schools 19,000 27,500 45% Increased the number of Mentors in schools 2,086 4,183 101% Whats New cont. from pg. 3Lets all give a warm welcome to Dr. Vitti as he leads our district and builds on the many successes we are having. The General election for national, state, and local o cials is on Tuesday, November 6. The School Board seat for District 7 will be on the ballot. I have been honored and privileged to represent this district for the past eight years and, as I will be leaving the board, my successor will be elected that day. When you vote, please elect the person who you think will continue working with the Mandarin community and its very successful schools. The new board member should be one who will continue to “ ght for all of our schools in general and further helping our Mandarin schools become even more successful. My thanks goes to our students, teachers, principals, sta and, of course, our involved parents. Mandarin High, while it has not received its letter grade for this year (November for high schools) is among the best in the nation. I would also like to share this years Progress Indicators with you. Below is a chart outlining gains made over the past “ ve years. Important dates: November 5: School Board Meeting, Cline Auditorium, 6:00 p.m. November 7: Early Dismissal Day November 12: Veterans Day, schools and administrative o ces closed November 21: Weather Day, schools closed November 22 … 23: Thanksgiving, schools and administrative o ces closed November 26: Weather Day, schools closed November 28: Early Dismissal Day Thought for the Month: When you wish upon a star, makes no di erence who you are, anything your heart desires will come to you.Ž Jiminy Cricket (lyrics by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington) the board and o cers for 2013 at this meeting. As always, our club is available for rentals. Please check out the website at www. iacofjacksonville.com. The Mandarin Chapter of AARP meets the third Friday of every month at 2:00 p.m. at Augustine Landing, located at 10141 Old St. Augustine Road. We are a non-pro“ t, non-partisan membership organization, af“ liated with the national AARP. Our activities and programs are designed to help people age 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. Visitors are welcome! For additional information, please call 733-0516 or email alex9520@comcast.net. The MOMS Club of Jacksonville/Mandarin-SE o ers support for stay at home and part-time working moms living in zip code 32258. With the club, you will have enriching activities for you and your children, during the day when you need the most support. A sample of activities include park days, beach days, monthly socials, playgroups and “ eld trips to the zoo and museums. For additional information, please email semandarinmoms@yahoo.com. The Bumblebee Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club will be meeting on Wednesday, November 7 at 4:00 p.m. Children ages “ ve through 14 are welcome. We will be making cinder block planters to take home. Meetings are held monthly on the Duval County early release Wednesdays. The Mandarin Garden Club is located at 2892 Loretto Road. For more information, please contact mandaringardenclub@comcast. net. Happy Fall! The Clay Network of North-For the “ fth year in a row, in an e ort to promote a safe and healthy Halloween for children, Krantz Dental Care will buy back the candy that young trick-or-treaters collect this year. The candy will then be donated to our troops serving overseas. Candy can be brought to Krantz Dental Care at 12058 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 102 from Monday, November 5 through Wednesday, November 7 between 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Krantz Dental Care will pay $1 for each pound of candy brought in (with a two pound limit). Children can also bring in notes with personal messages to the United States troops that we will include in the shipment. Last year we collected over 1500 pounds of candy for our troops. Help us to collect even more this year! Everyone wins at this annual event put together by Dr. Alan Krantz and his team at Krantz Dental Care. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Halloween candy buy back Whats New cont. on pg. 11

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine € November 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer John H. Rutherford, Duval County Sheriff www.atlasphysicaltherapy.com St. Johns429-0290World Golf VillageNOW OPEN342-4994Mandarin 292-0195 We are Your Community Therapist FREE Atlas drawstring bag with this ad.(Limit to rst 100 customers). Follow us on Twitter @AtlasSportsMed The Jacksonville Sheri s O ce has identi“ ed popular economic scams that are currently circulating online or targeting residents in the Jacksonville area. These economic crimes can take place in person; on the phone; or online. The key to not becoming a victim is to be aware of these popular scams; ask questions when solicited; and if victimized, report these activities to police at 630-0500„ the JSO non-emergency number. 1. Pigeon Drop: This scam usually involves two suspects; one suspect will state they have and visually show the victim a large amount of cash and/ or savings bonds. The second suspect will approach and add his opinion on what to do with the money. The suspects manipulate the victim into thinking that they will be able to split the money three ways if they can secureŽ or verifyŽ the other cash and bonds. The suspects eventually collect all of the cash from the victim and leave the victim holding a bag of worthless paper. The elderly are usually targeted as victims and this generally occurs in store parking lots. 2. Sweepstakes Scams: These scams involve a phone call usually from an out-of country cell phone number declaring to the victim that they have won a cash prize or vehicle. The victim is then told that they must provide some tax cashŽ or stampsŽ to pay customs for the cash being allowed to enter the country. The suspect will give the victim instructions to wire money to another for the purpose of releasing the cash and car. The victim will be told over and over that there were issues and more money will need to be wired. The victim never receives any prize. Anytime you are asked to pay money in order to receive a cash prize, you need to be aware. The same applies for foreign o cialsŽ in need of assistance from people in the United States. Dont bite on those, either. 3. Secret Shopper Scam: This scam will generally originate through email or regular mail. The scam involves a seemingly legitimate check being mailed to the victim, giving directions for secretly shopping for an item. The check will be for more than the item will cost. The victim will be instructed to deposit the check into their checking account and wire a set amount of money back to the company. Shortly after the victim deposits the check and wires the money, the victims bank will declare that the check is counterfeit and the victim is responsible for the full amount withdrawn from the account. 4. Reshipping Scam: This scam involves the victim looking for a work from homeŽ job. The victim will be told that they are working for a logistics company (or similar type). The victim is told that they will be paid monthly, usually a large amount and reimbursed for shipping supplies. The victim will be instructed to reship items that are delivered to victims address, usually out of the country. The victim is told that they will not be paid until the end of the second month. The victim continues to reship the items anticipating the large paycheck that will never show up. 5. Craigslist/Classi“ ed Ad Scam: This scam involves the victim selling something via a classi“ ed ad. The victim will be contacted by an interested party. Usually the full asking price will be agreed upon and the purchaser will send a check to the seller. The check arrives and is for much more than the agreed upon price. The purchaser will re-contact the seller and state that it was a mistake, and will have the seller return the overage to the purchaser. The seller deposits the check and sends the overage back to the purchaser, at which time the sellers bank tells them the check is fraudulent. This can sometimes be days or weeks after the check has been deposited, even if the bank originally veri“ ed that the check was legitimate. The seller is now responsible for the total amount withdrawn from the account. 6. Grandson/granddaughter/ friend stuck overseas and needs money to get out of jail or pay for hospital bills calls grandma/ grandpa to wire the money. Sometimes people receive what looks like an email from this person, making it more believable. If an email or caller says please dont call my parents, I dont want to get in trouble/ worry them,Ž that is a red ” ag. Sometimes the email is generated because the persons account was hacked or phishedŽ when a virus attacked their mail contacts. When someone emails or calls you asking for money because they are in trouble, call them or a loved one and check out the story. With the enormous popularity of the various social networking sites, vacationers family members are being scammed because the criminal can see that the vacationer is legitimately out of the country. Limit who can see your status online and do not broadcast your vacation plans on these networks until you have returned home. 7. Do not give your bank account information or Social Security Number online, in response to an email. Banks do not ask for this information online in an email … and if they do, it is always wise to use the contact phone number and con“ rm that the institution or trusted source actually sent you the email or link. 8. ATM/Waiter/Gas Pump skimming: A small handheld device is used to scan your debit/ credit card number. Then your credit card numbers are sent to another location, sometimes out of the country and used to make purchases. Check receipts carefully. Avoid using a debit card at all, but if you must, only use it to get money out of an ATM machine housed within your banking institution. If you must use an ATM that is not housed within your banking institution, grab the slot which accepts your debit card and try wiggling it. If it moves or seems loose it may be a skimming device. Legitimate ATM machines will not be loose at all. If a criminal gets hold of your money, it could be weeks before you have access to it while the bank investigates. 9. With the large amount of transactions we make online and via the use of codes on smart phones … with the purchases charged to a debit or credit card instantaneously, we remind people to go online and check their bank statements with greater frequency. The once a monthŽ review of a bank statement is a thing of the past, with the ability to review purchases/ debits/credits online any time of day or night. We encourage people to do this. Use the alertsŽ o ered by your banking institution to be noti“ ed of activity on your account. 10. Do not keep your PINs or codes or Security QuestionŽ Answers with your wallet or checkbook. If you are storing private information like this in your mobile device (phone or tablet), make sure you have a passcode for the device and lock it when not in use. Adding layers of security, such as passcodes and logins (or rejecting automatic log-ins on computers) wont stop you from being victimized, but it will make it harder for the criminal to access your personal information. Other common scams € TechŽ scam: Caller says he works for Microsoft, as an example and he wants to notify you of a virus on your computer. He says he can help and within a few clicks of your mouse, he has access to your computer and all of its secret information. No one will ever legitimately call you to help you rid viruses on your computer.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € November 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 7 Your Voice, Your VoteBy Contributing Writer Jerry Holland, Supervisor of Elections, Duval County NOW is the time to reserve space for your Holiday Party! Private room is available for large groups. Margarita Monday $2.50 all daywith purchase of an entree or appetizerMEXICAN RESTAURANT MEXICAN RESTAURANT $3 Off Lunch or Dinner Specialwith purchase of two lunch or dinner entreesExcludes Speedy Gonzalez and Daily Lunch Specials. Good with coupon only, Expires 11/30/12. Happy Thanksgiving from: MEXI y o u f Authentic Mexican Cuisine As our o ce wraps up the “ nal preparation for the November 6 General Election, I am encouraging Duval County voters to also be prepared for Election Day. Voters are encouraged to check their voter registration information to ensure accuracy now and not wait until Election Day. If you have not voted since the last presidential election, please know that many delays and voter registration issues at the polls are an easy “ x with just a phone call to the Elections O ce 630-1414 or by visiting the website at Duvalelections. com prior to Election Day. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day Im encouraging all voters to do one thing before November 6: research the ballot. For the “ rst time all Duval County voters will be issued a four-page ballot which contains multiple races and 11 proposed amendments to the state Constitution. The amendments are extensive, over 3000 words and will require thorough consideration; therefore, Im anticipating long lines and delays at the polls. If you follow these helpful tips it will ensure you are ready for Election Day and minimize potential delays: € Research the amendments. Although my o ce is governmental in nature, we strive to educate and provide resourceful tools on the electoral process. Yet it is essential that we remain nonpartisan. The website is a source of information with various links to websites like the Collins Center, a nonpartisan, nonpro“ t organization that provides information on the amendments. € Consider voting by mail, which is available to all registered voters. Vote by Mail ballots allow voters to vote in their own time at their convenience and are easily requested through the website or by calling the Elections O ce. Voters must request a Vote by Mail ballot prior to October 31. € Voters planning to vote early or on Election Day should mark their sample ballot and bring that sample ballot with them to the polling place or early voting site. Reading, researching and marking your sample ballot prior to walking into the polling place will save you time on Election Day. Sample ballots are also available on the website. € When voting early or on Election Day, please remember to bring a photo and signature identi“ cation with you to the polls or you will be required to vote a provisional ballot. A list of acceptable forms of IDs are available on the website. Early voting is October 27 through November 3. With three opportunities to vote your voice, there is no reason to forgo one of the greatest freedoms a orded to all Americans, the right to vote. Our o ce continues to convey the voice of the people by providing fair, accurate and accessible elections. Most responsible people understand they should purchase liability insurance on their home and automobile to protect them if they have an accident or make a mistake and injure someone or damage some ones property. Is it ever possible to underestimate the amount of liability insurance you need? Absolutely! Disasters happen all the time. Life is very unpredictable. The solution however is not di cult. Personal umbrella policies provide liability limits that are excess over your limits of liability on your homeowners and automobile policies. They are sold in increments of $1,000,000 and are not very expensive. Here are three reasons to consider a purchase of a personal umbrella policy: 1. You can never predict how much an accident or mistake will cost. Consider serious The case for umbrella insuranceBy Contributing Writer Bob Ebersberger, President, Varsity Insurance, Inc.accidents with permanent multiple injuries or fatalities„dog bites, pool accidents, inexperienced young driver errors occur every day. Business owners and people with large assets are targets of lawsuits. 2. With proper coverage you have one less thing to worry about. You can let the Umbrella Insurance Company lawyers defend you as the cost of legal defense is included in the policy limits. 3. Umbrella coverage is inexpensive and easy to buy. Pricing for $1,000,000 coverage begins at around $200 a year. You might be required to increase your auto liability limits to meet the Umbrella Underwriting Guidelines, but the extra cost is not going to kill you if and when you need the extra coverage. Personal Umbrellas do exactly what insurance is supposed to do: protect you from the unlikely yet possible catastrophic event. Is your agent looking out for you? You might need more coverage. For additional information, please contact varsity@fdn.com. Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com Cindy Maule (904) 260-7071 Owner of Cindy’s Cuts for 10 years. Barber with 30 years experience. C O B Janice Vincent (904) 923-8455 Specializes in color and highlights and women’s and men’s haircuts. 22 years experience. JoAnn LoSchiavo (904) 403-7803 Specializing in men’s haircuts Book online at: www.styleseat.com/ joannloschiavo Cindy’s Cuts9735 Old St Augustine Rd #21 (Across from Big Lots) $5 off 1st time cutsBarber Wanted!

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Page 8, Mandarin NewsLine € November 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com I am running for Congress as a WRITE-IN CANDIDATE on a Public Platform; mandating for appropriate Middle Class Wages, a Cost of Living Price Regulatory Agreement, an IRS Deductible National Health Care Plan, and for Full Faith Fiat Issue To Finance Government Services and Provide Employment; this Will Generate the Consumer Purchasing Power we need to sustain Economic Growth. U.S. Representative, District 4 Paid for by Gary L. Koniz for Congress In advance of the General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, Mandarin NewsLine invited each of the candidates for Duval County School Board, Districts 3 and 7; County Court Judge, Group 12; Clerk of the Circuit Court; Florida State Senator, District 4; United States Representative, District 4; and Soil and Water Conservation District, Groups 1, 2 and 4 to submit a statement for this special election section. The content of the statements was left up to each candidate; the only stipulation was that the statement could not exceed 250 words. No substantive editing of the statements took place. Each statement is printed in its entirety. Suzanne Jenkins, Non-Partisan Candidate for Duval County School Board, District 3 Children are our future; educating them should be our “ rst priority! I am a parent, small business owner, citizen activist and former City Council member who has a passion for public education. My husband and I graduated from Jacksonvilles public schools, as have our three children. Our commitment to public education is clear: Weve invested in our children. Now Im asking you to let me invest in yours. Ive led City Council committees, neighborhood associations, PTAs, School Advisory Councils and my own business. I work by creating e ective relationships with people from all walks of life„and I never give up. Jacksonvilles economic growth and our childrens futures depend on what we do now to strengthen our neighborhood and magnet schools. My priorities will be to ramp up technology, maximize district e ciency, remove redundancy, tighten student discipline, support classroom teachers, preserve the arts and extracurricular activities and fortify academic and career training opportunities in all of our schools. Now is the time for bold leadership to transform our schools! I am ready to take o ce and begin working with our new superintendent from day one. I have always been and will continue to be available and accountable to the Duval County taxpayers. You can elect a proven leader and former public servant who has the skill sets necessary to lead our school system to the next level and beyond. I humbly ask for your vote for Duval County School Board, District 3. Ashley Smith Juarez, NonPartisan Candidate for Duval County School Board, District 3 I bring real world experience and a lifetime commitment to education. I am an educator and a small business owner. Meeting a budget, operating e ciently and building meaningful public-private partnerships are things I do every day. I know that students learn di erently. I know we need better policies for our schools. In my current role, I look at whats working in education, whats not working and how we can improve. On day one, I will roll up my sleeves ready to do the tough work to get our schools on track. I will be a fresh, new voice for our schools. Public schools are the cornerstone of community, and our schools are struggling. We have to do things di erently. We need to be transparent about our challenges and we need policies that make sense. Our schools should be safe, nurturing and inspiring for all students. I will focus on learning that prepares students for a 21st Century economy using technology, career training and hands-on learning. As a school board member, I will listen to teachers and parents, and engage all stakeholders to help build a world-class school system. I will be a trusted voice, a good listener and a bold leader to improve our schools. To learn more about my vision to deliver better schools, please visit www.AshleySmithJuarez.com or email me directly at Ashley@ AshleySmithJuarez.com. I would be honored to serve you on the school board and I ask for your vote on November 6. Jason Fischer, Non-Partisan Candidate for Duval County School Board, District 7 I love Jacksonville. This is where I was born and raised and I am proud to be able to raise my family here. I am a businessman with CSX Transportation. Prior to CSX, I spent “ ve years supporting the Global War on Terrorism as a civilian engineer with the United States Navy. As a businessman and engineer, I will provide the leadership necessary to transform our schools from failure into success. I have the business acumen necessary to end the budget gimmicks and get our “ nancial house in order. I have the problem solving skills necessary to tackle tough issues. I am a dedicated public servant and I will make sure that our schools focus more on educating our children than they do on Cadillac bene“ ts for unions. I will expand public school choice options and I will keep our taxes low. As a common sense conservative, I have earned the endorsement of leaders such as former Governor Jeb Bush, Attorney General Pam Bondi, State Attorney Angela Corey and many local businessmen. On November 6, please vote for me, Jason Fischer for School Board. Visit www.VoteJasonFischer.com. Jon Heymann, Non-Partisan Candidate for Duval County School Board, District 7 Jon Heymann, School Board candidate, brings a proven track record to the School Board, from his youth gang ministry, to education consulting, to his present work with Communities In SchoolsŽ (14 years). He holds a Masters Degree in Education (UF), and is completing a Doctorate at UNF. Education is his commitment, his career and his calling. Clemson University has given Heymann their top national award for his work in Drop-Out Prevention and Stanford University has called him a Transformational Leader.Ž Heymann has the broadest bipartisan support of any candidate for his vision and goals, that a world-class school system is clearly within our reach. His national and local board involvements, as well as his grass-roots perspective will be incredibly valuable as a School Board member. We can radically reform our schools without raising taxes. We must develop policy and practice that guarantees: (1) Safe, student-centered classrooms with high quality teachers. Being married to a Teacher of the Year,Ž its clear that great teachers are hired and supported by great principals and this combination creates great student performance; (2) Multiple pathways to graduation, expanding the options and choices available for students to succeed; (3) Rigorous, relevant instruction focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math); (4) Expand Magnet programs to all neighborhood schools, ensuring world-class institutions that parents will proudly send their children to.Ž His wife of 37 years, Cheryl is Teacher of the YearŽ at the number one middle school in Florida and they attend Christian Family Chapel. Michelle Kalil, Non-Partisan Candidate for County Court Judge, Group 12 I am a Mandarin resident running for county judge because I want to use my extensive legal and life experiences to serve and improve the community in which Im raising my family and that my family has called home for three generations. After graduating from Wolfson High School and University of Floridas Law School, I began my legal career at the Public Defenders o ce, where I had the opportunity to serve as a division chief. There I supervised and mentored many attorneys and led more than 50 jury trials. My legal experience includes all types of criminal and civil litigation. I currently own my own law “ rm located in San Marco. My community service includes work for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and the Sulzbacher Homeless Center. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation named me one of the citys Up and Coming Community Leaders. My husband Darin and I are raising our four-yearold son. As your county judge, I will listen without bias, treat all people fairly and make decisions grounded in the law and facts while tempered with common sense. My campaign has been endorsed by many community leaders, including Sheri Rutherford, because he and others know I have the strong legal background, leadership skills, principles and commitment to service our city needs. I would appreciate your vote on November 6. Visit www.KalilforJudge.com. Rhonda Peoples-Waters, NonPartisan Candidate for County Court Judge, Group 12 As your next County judge, I will follow the law and make sure that it is applied fairly to all. I have practiced law for 13 years in Jacksonville and established a diverse civil and criminal legal background. I served as the Division Chief at the Public Defenders O ce and tried over 45 jury trials. Since then, I have successfully operated my own private law “ rm for several years where I have gained expertise in the areas of family, personal injury and small claims law (exact matters heard in county court). I have earned a reputation for hard work and professionalism. I will serve you not only on the bench but will, as I have done for many years; continue to work hard in our community to provide leadership and a positive example for the next generation. As a single-mother and small business owner, I have continuously shown my commitment to Jacksonville having served as committee chair on the Jacksonville Ethics Commission, a Bar Association president, on the board of directors of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, PTA president of Tolbert/Daniels Elementary School, church trustee and a member of the mayors legal transition team. These leadership roles in the community have earned me the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police and my former opponent, Ruth Ann Hepler. Additionally, I am the “ rst judicial candidate to qualify on the ballot by petition, gaining over 7000 signatures. When making your decision for County Judge, please vote for a proven leader, Rhonda Peoples-Waters. www.peoples4judge.com. Brenda Priestly Jackson, Democrat Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court I am Brenda Priestly Jack-Meet your local candidatesCandidates statements cont. on pg. 9 Mandarin NewsLine’s General Election Guide 2012

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € November 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 9 School Board District 7 Paid by Jason Fisher for School Board for Experience, Fairness and Dedication KALILFORJUDGE.COM 1017 L ASALLE STREET, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32207 Michelles vast experience makes her an excellent candidate for county judge. Im proud to support her.Ž Jacksonville Sheri, John Rutherford Recognized as one of Jacksonvilles Up and Coming Community Leaders Volunteer with Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Volunteer with Sulzbacher Homeless Center Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association Women in Business Networking Group More than 14 years of practicing law Mandarin resident Political advertisement paid for and approved by Michelle Kalil for Duval County Judge. Mandarin NewsLine’s Primary Election Guide 2012 son, your former Duval County School Board member and chairperson, teacher and attorney and I want to serve you as your next Clerk of the Circuit Court for Duval County, Florida. I am a fourth generation Duval County resident and my husband and I are proud to rear our children in a community with such a rich history and promising future. I have the practical experience to be your clerk as a practicing attorney and a former member of the school board that helped to manage a $1.7 billion dollar budget. I have the educational knowledge to be your clerk as a proud graduate of the University of Florida College of Law, Grambling State University and Duval County Public Schools. The clerks o ce and courthouse belong to you, the citizens and taxpayers and they must address your needs. As your Clerk of the Circuit Court, I plan to increase the access, e ciency and accountability of the services provided to you. I will do this by focusing on citizen/ taxpayer needs, digital usability and providing hands-on knowledge about the modernization of the courthouse. Together we can make the clerks o ce and the Duval County Uni“ ed Courthouse Facility responsive to the growing needs of our city and its citizens, our neighbors. My commitment to you as your clerk is a citizen/taxpayer centered clerks o ce that puts your needs “ rst. I humbly ask for your support and vote on November 6. Ronnie Fussell, Republican Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court Did not respond. Averrell Maynard Thompson, No Party A liation Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court I am running for Duval County Clerk of Courts as a nonparty candidate. As the Clerk of Courts, I will put the people “ rst and politics aside. During my tenure in corporate America, I advised and coordinated the acquisition of multi-million dollar client relationships. As an attorney, I have committed my life to serving and representing you, the people. My experience working in corporate America and as an attorney has enhanced my appreciation for precise, e cient and streamlined customer service. As the Clerk of Courts, I will utilize my business and legal experience to operate a “ scally responsible o ce. I will implement new and innovative ideas for the seamless processing of legal documents to better serve the legal community and the community as a whole. I care for the citizens of Duval County. I need your vote. Please visit my website at www.Averrell.com to learn more about me, your candidate. John Winkler, No Party A liation Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court John Winkler has been working and living in Jacksonville for over 30 years. Valedictorian of his public high school, John went to Princeton on scholarships. John has a law degree from the University of North Carolina and an advanced degree in taxation from Gainesville. John has shared the publics growing frustration with the Clerks o ce over that time and uncovered problems when he ran for Clerk in 2008 that still remain. John is running to vindicate the 173,000 voters who supported reform. News stories abound regarding cities going bankrupt. Our own City Council members have hinted at dire consequences if we are unable to continue balancing our already tight city budget. The current Clerk has not cooperated in reducing his budget, but treated taxpayer funds as a personal war chest. Unlike his opponents, who promise more All Florida voters … regardless of party a liation as well as independent voters … will vote on 11 proposed amendments to Floridas constitution on November 6. The Florida Constitution is the document upon which we base all of our state laws and regulations … it is the handbook of how we conduct ourselves in the state. Florida is a state which allows the state constitution to be amended by direct popular vote. In some instances, the constitution has been changed after the legislature has failed to act; in other instances citizen groups have determined a perceived need for change and used this process to seek a speci“ c goal. Through the years there have been good and bad amendments and in addition to amendments being added, voters have also voted to repeal amendments. Here are the amendments on the general election ballot for 2012, along with a brief summary. 1) Health Care Services A proposed amendment to prohibit laws or rules from compelling any person or employer to purchase, obtain or otherwise provide health care coverage. This is a state level reaction to the federal A ordable Care Act (Obamacare) which requires everyone to have health insurance in some form or another or pay a tax as a penalty in lieu of health insurance. 2) Veterans Disabled Due to Combat Injury; Homestead Property Tax Discount A proposed amendment to expand the availability of the property discount on the homesteads of veterans who became disabled as the result of a combat injury to include those who were not Florida residents when they entered the military. 3) State Government Revenue Limitation A proposed amendment which replaces the existing state revenue limitation based on Florida personal income growth with a new state revenue limitation based on in” ation and population changes. 4) Property Tax Limitations; Property Value Decline; Reduction for Non-Homestead Assessment Increases; Delay of Scheduled Repeal A change in the Florida Constitution which takes into account the many changes in home values (both up and down) in the current economy and protects homeowners from unfair taxation levels because of the ” uctuation of home prices and assessments. 5) State Courts This is a housekeepingŽ amendment to the Florida Constitution which changes the way the rules followed by the Florida judicial system can be changed by the Florida legislature and relates to the Florida Supreme Court. 6) Prohibition on Public Funding of Abortions; Construction of Abortion Rights This proposed amendment provides that public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for health bene“ ts coverage which includes coverage of abortion. Does not apply to an expenditure required by federal law, a case in which a woman su ers from a physical disorder, a physical injury or physical illness which would place her in danger of death unless an abortion is performed or a case of rape or incest. 7) There is no Amendment 7 on the ballot; the proposal was rewritten and is now known as Amendment 8. 8) Religious Freedom A proposed amendment providing no individual or entity may be denied on the basis of religious identity or belief, governmental bene“ ts, funding or other support, except as required by the First Amendment to the federal constitution. This amendment also deletes the prohibition against using revenues from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. This would allow the state to partner with churches or religious-a liated institutions for charity or other programs for the general welfare. 9) Homestead Property Tax Exemptions for Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder The proposed amendment would change the Florida Constitution to allow ad valorem homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouse of a military veteran who died from service-connected causes while on active duty or to the surviving spouse of a “ rst responder (police, correctional o cer, “ re“ ghter, emergency medical technician, paramedic) who died in the line of duty. 10) Tangible Personal Property Tax Exemption A proposed amendment to provide an exemption from ad valorem taxes levied by counties, municipalities, school districts and other local governments on tangible personal property if the assessed value of an owners tangible personal property is greater than $25,000 but less than $50,000. 11) Additional Homestead Exemption; Low-Income Seniors Who Maintain Long-Term Residency on Property; Equal to Assessed Value A proposed amendment to allow counties and municipalities to grant an additional homestead tax exemption equal to the assessed value of homestead property if the property has a just value less than $250,000 to an owner who has maintained permanent residency on the property for over 25 years, who is at least 65 years old and has a low household income as de“ ned by general law. 12) Appointment of Student A brief summary of proposed amendments to the Florida ConstitutionBy J. Bruce RichardsonBody President to Board of Governors of the State University System A proposed amendment to replace the president of the Florida Student Association with the chair of the council of state university student body presidents as the student member of the Board of Governors of the State University System and requires the Board of Governors to organize such council of state university student body presidents. Many of the proposed amendments make it possible for the Florida legislature to enact legislation to carry out the intent of amendments which may be approved by the voters. This allows the legislature to create speci“ c legal language and other required necessities of writing laws based on the concepts and directions as de“ ned in the constitutional amendments. As an example, a 200 word amendment can easily blossom into a 2,000 word law by the time all requirements are met for enacting a new law. Editors Note: Mandarin NewsLine always recommends that voters be informed by conducting their own research. The following websites were recommended by Duval County Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland for additional information: http://collinscenter. org/2012” amendments/ home-2/ http://conrev” orida.org/ J. Bruce Richardson is a longtime journalist and consultant who writes in Jacksonville print publications exclusively for RT Publishing, Inc. He has led projects in Washington as well as Ottawa, Canada, and authors an Internet-based transportation column which is read in more than 60 countries. He lives and works in Jacksonville. Candidates statements cont. from pg. 8Candidates statements cont. on pg. 18

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Page 10, Mandarin NewsLine € November 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com 904.273.6200|www.pvps.com SIXLOCATIONS:Mandarin€PonteVedraBeach€Southside€AmeliaIsland€Riverside€St.Augustine WereinYourNeighborhood! 108BartramOaksWalkDr.Suite#201 Jacksonville,FL32259 RobertW.Burk,III,MD,FACSNowit'smoreconvenientthanevertomakeanappointment withoneofourprofessionaldoctorsinyourownneighborhood! Ourofficeisconvenient,relaxingandcomfortable,andnow yournextappointmentandconsultationcanbetoo!PVPSoffers treatmentsandconsultationswithDr.RobertW.Burkinouroffice nearyou.CertifiedbytheAmericanBoardofPlasticSurgery, Dr.Burkhasonegoalinmind…toprovidepatientswiththe highestqualityc areinarespectfulanddiscreetmanner. Contactustodaytoscheduleyourtreatmentorconsultation! Jacksonville’s Only Certified Master Pedicurist & Medical Nail Technician 9700 Philips Hwy, #107 Jacksonville, FL 32256 (904)469-2432www.HandsFeetandBeyond.com Need a quality pedicure, but concerned with the cleanliness of the tools & equipment? If so, come enjoy a sanitary & relaxing pedicure. Offering Geriatric & Diabetic Foot-careReggie Stephens Over 30 years experience: Managerial Accounting Services Reviews Contact Jim Taylor at 904.705.1692 The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society is pleased to announce that it has engaged the professional services of Mandarin resident and archaeologist Antoni Paris, PhD RPA. Dr. Paris will serve as executive director. Having the expertise of an archaeologist will bring a new dimension to the society, providing resources and opportunities that will be exciting for the museum and the community. Dr. Paris states, As the newly appointed museum director, I would like to share with the community the wonderful cultural properties collected at our local museum. These properties present an important resource for our Mandarin history; we can divide them in two categories: historical objects and archaeological artifacts. Historical objects are typically entities of art and history, passed down generations through inheritance or sales. The second category involves archaeological relics. The archaeological artifacts are excavated from soil or underwater. Archaeology was once commonly regarded as the special province of academicians or wealthy dilettantes searching for the treasures of the ancient world, but in the last century a quiet revolution has occurred in archaeological thinking. Todays archaeology is about learning of and preserving our past for the public bene“ t. So called archaeological resources are limited in their quantities and are like environmentally endan-Once again, Memorial Hospital is the only Jacksonville hospital to be named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission. This is the second year in a row Memorial has earned this important distinction, something achieved by fewer than 8 percent of hospitals nationwide. Memorial was recognized for its performance in the following four categories: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care. This is a great achievement,Ž said Memorial Hospital President and CEO James OLoughlin. Our entire team is dedicated to patient safety and this recognition shows that we are a national leader in improving patient outcomes.Ž Only 18 percent of hospitals in the country were named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. The list was included in the recently released Im-Many of you know were about to have an election on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, with early voting the prior week. Elections o cials are predicting a heavy turnout, which is always heartening. For some, this will be their “ rst time voting; for others, it will be a return to voting after an unexplained absence. For many, it will be another routine day at the polls, because they realize voting is the single most important part of being an American. For whatever category you “ t in, please, vote. It is not a casual comment to say this election, on a presidential level, will be one of the most de“ ning elections in more than a generation. It will be an election which will decide whether or not the United States will look more and more like any other secular Western European country or will continue to look like the United States. This election will determine whether or not we will be energy independent as a nation and whether or not we will be “ nancially independent after making some tough choices Political CommentaryVote as if our lives depend on it, because they doBy J. Bruce RichardsonWelcome to new director at Mandarin Museum and Historical Society Hospital stands alone in Jacksonvilleproving Americas Hospitals: The Joint Commission Annual Report on Quality and Safety 2012.Ž Making the Top Performers list is no easy feat. I salute these organizations for their hard work in attaining excellence. By consistently using evidencebased treatments, their patients are getting better hospital care,Ž said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., president, The Joint Commission. This is the latest in a series of independent studies that have given Memorial Hospital positive marks for patient safety. Consumer Reports ranked Memorial in the top 10 percent of hospitals in Florida for patient safety. U.S. News & World Report named Memorial a Top Regional Hospital and Memorial received positive scores for patient safety from the independent Leapfrog Group. gered species. By nature, they are nonrenewable resources; once exhausted or destroyed, they cannot be replenished or replaced. Moreover, they cannot be considered as anyones property and no one can properly be said to own them. Our relationship to them is more like a trustee rather than a property owner.Ž Dr. Paris describes the role of museums in collecting cultural property: Regional and local museums, like the one in Mandarin, serve an important role in the preservation, protection and presentation of the archaeological artifacts for our society, as they are undoubtedly a part of our common heritage. Therefore, the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, as a nonpro“ t educational organization, is dedicated to increasing public awareness and appreciation of the history and prehistory of Mandarin.Ž The Society collects and preserves archaeological artifacts, historical objects and documents for study and education. It welcomes the participation of people of all ages in sharing informative and engaging experiences that will encourage them to discover and appreciate their heritage. Please call us at 268-0784 or email mandarinmuseum@ bellsouth.net if you would like to be involved in any way. We encourage you to visit our website (www.mandarinmuseum.net) or like us on www. Facebook.com/mandarinmuseum for updates on future educational programs and events.on spending. This election will determine whether or not we, as Baby Boomers, will have a shot at paying o a healthy portion of our depressingly blooming national debt or we will pass that debt and all of its associated problems along to our children and unsuspecting grandchildren. Vote as if you mean it, because this time, every vote counts and Florida will probably be one of the handful of states which make the di erence in who our next president will be, and decide the direction of the nation. But, dont forget the downballot races and the constitutional amendments. While most of the attention has been paid to the presidential race, other races such as for the United States Senate and House of Representatives, Florida House of Representatives and Senate and even the Duval County School Board are all critical races, too. These are the o ce holders who will be making or breaking laws, creating budgets and making choices on our behalf beyond what the president can do. These are the people who, collectively, will be deciding our fate nearly as much as the president. Every one of these races is important and deserves our full attention. For political junkies, voting this year is great fun; for others, it is a bewildering maze of choices which requires some thought and research. If hopefully youre not a party-label voter, take some time and do the research. Look at more than one source for your information. And, heres a novel thought: spend as much time deciding who will run our country and plan our future as you would spend deciding on what new car or truck to buy. Can you devote the same energies to deciding all of our futures as to whether or not a blue car with a black interior is as impressive as a silver car with a dark gray interior? Vote as if our lives depend on it, because they do.J. Bruce Richardson is a longtime journalist and consultant who writes in Jacksonville print publications exclusively for RT Publishing, Inc.

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Did you know that heart disease begins in teenagers and progresses over time? It is never too early to begin healthy habits that will protect you from damaging the most vital organ in your body … your heart. With the death rate from heart disease increasing amongst women over the age of 55, it is evident that the risk of a heart attack increases greatly after menopause. However, heart disease a ects women of all ages and the health decisions that women make in their teens and early adulthood will impact their future heart health. It is important to take preventative measures when it comes to your heart health. Baptist Health saw the need and now o ers an innovative program for the women of North Florida. HeartWise is a prevention program that addresses the unique cardiovascular needs of women of all ages. HeartWise connects women with the medical services, information and resources needed to maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle. Pamela Rama, MD, is a cardiologist and the medical director for Baptist HeartWise for Women. She gives tips on how to reduce your risk for developing heart disease: € Be aware of your personal risk factors. € Know the symptoms of a heart attack that are speci“ c to women. € Maintain a healthy lifestyle, including healthy eating and exercise as a part of your daily regimen. There are several risk factors for heart disease that are controllable. Reduce or eliminate these risk factors and you are on track to a heart-healthy lifestyle: Smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and triglycerides, lack of exercise, excess weight, poor diet, diabetes, heavy drinking and stress. Implementing heart-healthy habits can reduce your lifetime risk of developing heart disease HeartWise for Women … Educating women of North Florida on heart healthby as much as 92 percent, better than any medications physicians may typically prescribe,Ž said Dr. Rama. Research conducted over the past ten years has shown that heart disease behaves di erently in women than it does in men. Women tend to experience less common symptoms of a heart attack than men do, causing them to delay treatment. Women also have more risk factors than men do. For example, women are at a higher risk of developing heart disease based on problems that may have occurred during a pregnancy. Heart disease claims more womens lives each year than the next seven causes of death combined, and nearly twice as many as all forms of cancer combined. One in three women will die each year from cardiovascular disease. The sooner a woman practices a heart-healthy lifestyle, their likelihood of developing heart disease will decrease. Call 904.202.KNOW (5669) to schedule a one hour comprehensive screening and evaluation of your personal risk factors and learn how to better manage your risks for heart disease. You can also sign up for a HeartWise for Women Eating Plan class and a HeartWise Fitness Assessment. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Marine Biology ” oat that won, bearing a big shark going after a little hawk with a sign that said Hawks, the other white meat.Ž Second place went to AVID and the cheerleaders came in third place. There was so much excitement on Greenland Road on parade day. With family members, residents, teachers and students all in attendance, it seemed like a community reunion to most. There were people who were peeking over their fence, sitting in lawn chairs and there were even some people who drove by and were able to enjoy the whole parade. Even the students from Greenland Pines Elementary School lined the streets to participate in the newest phenomenon. The whole high school student body was really the most pumped, though. Between the students and teachers who were in the parade and the ones who were just watching, there was de“ nitely a special kind of energy on Greenland Road that Friday. Doug Stovall, the PTSAs president who was responsible for organizing the parade, sent out an email telling all of the participants how proud he was of how the parade went. Hey Everyone, I just wanted to tell all who participated or showed up and supported our students and school, thank you! I cant begin to tell you how proud I was to be a Mustang and the way we represented our school. Great job!!!!!!Ž read Stovalls email. Stovall wasnt the only one who was proud to be a Mustang that day; it seemed to be the whole community. Thank you from MHS to everyone who came out to support that day and always remember, Go Mustangs!Homecoming parade cont. from pg. 1Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@mandarinnewsline.com Whats New cont. from pg. 5east Florida will sponsor our Fall Ceramic Art show Saturday, December 8 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Sydney McKenna Gallery and Studios, located at 5 Inlet Place in St. Augustine. Local ceramic artists will exhibit and sell all kinds of pottery from functional to whimsical to sculptural … perfect for holiday gifts. Be sure to stop by to browse the beautiful pottery displays and talk with local artists. For more information, please email claynetwork.com@gmail.com. The Northeast Florida Quit Smoking Now (QSN) program is now o ering free tobacco cessation classes at the Mandarin Library! The classes meet once a week for six consecutive weeks and provide a free workbook, water bottle and stress ball as well as free nicotine replacement therapies (patch, lozenge and gum) to assist tobacco users in their quit attempt. Please call 482-0189 to register for our October class or visit our website at www.north” oridaahec.org. Are you troubled by someones drinking? Al-Anon Family Groups can help. Let us share our experience, strength and hope. Join us every Monday night from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church of Jacksonville, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard or visit us at www.jaxafg.org.

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Page 12, Mandarin NewsLine € November 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Clark BurtonIndependent Associate Director Small Business, CLDP & Past President, North Council JAX Chamber 2009 Small Business Leader of the Year, North CouncilP.O. Box 11155 Jacksonville, Florida 32239 c. 904.233.9682 f. 888.730.4345 Clark@ClarkBurton.com www.ClarkBurton.com Inc.Since 1981 Carpentry 260-4820 Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value Each year, your generosity means happiness for hundreds of families who are experiencing violence in their homes. For children who have been a ected by domestic violence, holiday joy is often more a wish than a reality. Hubbard House shelters over 1,000 women, children and men annually. Victims and their children are provided with safe refuge, support and services that address their crucial needs in the midst of crisis. For the time victims stay in the shelter, Hubbard House becomes their home. You can help create special memories for a family this holiday season. Hubbard House o ers a variety of holiday donation opportunities for you or your organization to help make the holidays brighter for families in crisis. Holiday Food Drive, November 1 … December 31: Emergency shelter provides groceries to over 80 families to be able to prepare three meals daily, plus snacks. Unfortunately, due to Twelve Oaks Recovery Center, a premier provider of addiction treatment services, located in Navarre, Florida, has announced a new, free Assessment and Resource Center (ARC) in the heart of Duval, St. Johns and Clay counties that will act as a link between people in need and substance abuse professionals. The ARC grand opening was hosted by Twelve Oaks Recovery Center on October 25 to provide an opportunity for the community to come out and see the Center and meet the sta Twelve Oaks is partnering with a local counseling center, Breakthroughs Counseling and a core group of clinical professionals. The Twelve Oaks ARC will assist in providing coordination of care through a network of core providers. Individuals referred to the center will receive a free substance abuse assessment with a licensed clinician and will be provided with appropriate support, information and referrals for treatment for the appropriate level of care. Twelve Oaks is proud to be able to o er this free service to our local community as part of our mission to deliver clinical excellence to individuals and families in need,Ž said Twelve Oaks Executive Director Paul Reed. Every person struggling with an addiction deserves to receive care and the ARC is a truly innovative approach to achieve that goal.Ž The ARC will be located at and in partnership with Breakthroughs Counseling and Recovery, Inc. Making the decision to ask for help is a big step,Ž said Cindy Falor, LMHC and CAP Give the gift of joy this holiday seasonBy Contributing Writer Dajana Mihaljevic, Hubbard House Internthe current economy and budget cuts, Hubbard House has seen a signi“ cant decline in food donations. Please help us keep the Hubbard House pantry stocked with your donations of nonperishable food items. Thanksgiving Baskets, November 13 … 16: With your help, Hubbard House provides families with Thanksgiving food baskets that include turkeys (via gift cards) and all the “ xings associated with this great American tradition. Holiday Toy Store, November 26 … December 21: Each year, Hubbard House sets up a temporary toy store which allows families to shop for their children with holiday toy donations. Through generous donations from the community, parents living in shelter or those who have recently left are given the opportunity to pick out gifts for their children. Holiday Adopt-A-Family, December 10 …14: With your generosity, up to 40 families from Hubbard House can have their holiday wishes ful“ lled. Donors contribute gifts for an entire family. Hubbard House provides a speci“ c family pro“ le detailing family members needs, wants and toy requests. We recommend this option for our business partners due to the higher cost of shopping for a family. It is estimated that it will cost approximately $75 to $100 per person in the family. (Donations of wrapping paper, tape and bows are appreciated as well.) If you are interested in being involved by sharing holiday joy through any of our holiday programs please call 354-0076 ext. 652, email holidays@hubbardhouse.org or visit www. hubbardhouse.org/help/donate. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship please contact the Hubbard House hotline at 354-3114 or (800) 500-1119. Hubbard House can help. Substance abuse center celebrates grand opening and clinical director at Breakthroughs. Our executive director, Tony Fiser and I want to support that in whatever way we can. By o ering free con“ dential assessments, support and consultation, we hope to help those in need navigate which treatment option is right for them.Ž The Twelve Oaks ARC sta will be targeting their outreach to local emergency rooms, legal system and drug courts, universities, public and private schools, employee assistance programs and primary care physicians. When these organizations have appropriate candidates for ARC, referring is as easy as calling a toll-free number to arrange a free assessment. Assessments will be conducted on an appointment-only basis at the Twelve Oaks ARC o ce (located at Breakthroughs Counseling Center) or through prearranged mobile services in designated areas. For more information and/or to arrange an assessment, call 855-332-8596. Twelve Oaks is an a liate of CRC Health Group, the largest and most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral health care services in the nation. Since 1995, CRC programs have helped individuals and families reclaim and enrich their lives. Look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! W W W WWWVisit our website:

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € November 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 13 APPOINTMENT 904.264.KIDS264KIDS.COM CALL OR VISITUS ONLINE TO ANSCHEDULE San Jose Blvd. SR 13Bartram Walk Race Track RoadLOCATED ABOVE BLACKSTONE GRILLE 112 BARTRAM OAKS WALK #203 | JACKSONVILLE, FL | 32259 www.yourteamcolors.com Wood in highchairs is ecologically responsible and earth friendly. Paint is lead free and baked on with a hard, chip resistant nish. Years ago, we started giving the grandchildren gifts of ducks, chickens, geese, or bees through Heifer International. We wanted the children to know that they could help end hunger and poverty through a tangible gift. Since 1944, Heifer International has helped 48 million people through the passing on the giftŽ. We will donate 25% of the pro“ts to www.heifer.org. They have received the humanitarian award of the year from Hilton. Your Team Colors, Inc. Y d thro u dren to kno hhibl Y In business for 3 years! VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365Special insurance programs for: Serving Mandarin Since 1990 The Mandarin Womens Club antiques and collectibles activity kicked o the new year with their annual Show and Tell and Salad The Mandarin Community Club (MCC) sponsored a Consumer Awareness and Safety program at their Mandarin Road location the evening of September 20. Special guest speaker was First Coast News anchorman and consumer advocate Ken Amaro (Im Telling Ken...Ž and On Your SideŽ). Other presenters were Gary Dickinson from the JSO Community Affairs Of ce and Debi Forrest, RN of the Florida Poison Information Center of Jacksonville. The MCC offers programs on varying topics through out the year. They are probably best known as host and sponsor of the Mandarin Art Festival held very Easter weekend. Membership in the Mandarin Community Club is open to all interested parties. For further information, please visit www.mandrincommunityclub.org or call 268-1622.In addition to these basic items, the food bank is requesting the donation of speci“ c items for the holidays„items such as baking potatoes, canned fruit, turkey gravy, cream soups, green beans, black eyed peas, cake and muf“ n mixes. So how about as the holidays draw closer, you take a look at your weekly grocery store ” yers and take advantage of the Buy One Get OneŽ deals for the holidays and contribute two or more? You can drop o your donations at the Mandarin Food Bank, located at 11730 Old St. Augustine Road or call 292-1675 for more information. Our community is wonderful for supporting this exceptionally worthy organization. So we thank you in advance for your support in helping Mandarin Food Bank share a joyous holiday meal with our neighbors and look forward to you helping keep the shelves stocked as the year goes by.Mandarin Food Bank cont. from pg. 1Mandarin women share collectible treasuresBy Contributing Writer Marilyn Clark, Mandarin Womens Club Ginny Brunzel with Kewpie dollsluncheon on September 14 at the home of Sharon Weed. Fourteen members attended and each brought a collectible to share and one cup of a salad ingredient. Articles included a Walt Disney World brochure, a going away gift of a bell chime, an Eastern Airlines commemorative champagne glass and menu, Kewpie dolls, a YoYo antique engagement ring with black onyx on one side and a cameo on the reverse side, a pillow cover created by monks, a canning jar, a dish given in detergent boxes, round crewel pillows, a fully restored Shirley Temple doll, memorabilia from a fundraiser for a childrens home, a chamber pot from the SS Oregon wreck, an antique toaster and an 1894 wooden trunk. Time was spent appreciating and discussing all the varied and interesting collectibles. Then lunch was enjoyed with the salad greens and dessert provided by the hostess and everyone adding as much of the other 13 items brought as they liked. Amazingly there was a very little duplication of ingredients. An interesting day and a delicious and healthy lunch made for a perfect day. For more information about the Mandarin Womens Club, please call Diane at 880-5354 or check our website:http://home. comcast.net/~echoecho46/site/Mandarin Community Club welcomes consumer advocate Autumn is the ideal planting season, so why not choose plants that encourage birds into your yard? As well as providing berries and seeds, certain plants have an associated insect population which encourages insecteating migrants in both spring and fall to visit. And this bene“ ts anyone who grows vegetables! Pete Johnson, president of the local Audubon Society (www. duvalaudubon.org), particularly likes the red mulberry (Morus rubra), which attracts many beautiful migrants, such as rosebreasted grosbeaks and indigo buntings, but this is a tree for larger yards and where fruit-drop wont be an issue. Incidentally, as long as the fruits are fully ripe, they are edible. Also for larger yards, a southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) hosts insects in its canopy which encourages migrating warblers. There is an upright cultivar, highrise, which grows half as wide as it does high. Remember that oak roots will spread well past the canopy width. Shrubs like Florida privet (Forestiera segregata) can be trained as a hedge or left as a more natural large shrub, as can Walters viburnum (Viburnum obovatum). Both produce attractive ” owers and berries. For ground cover, try purple muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris), with beautiful purple plumes. Native perennials like purple cone” ower Gardening: Plants for the birdsBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFAS (Echinacea purpurea) provide useful seed, so enjoy the ” owers and dead-head if you prefer, but leave the late-season seed heads for visitors like the gold“ nch. President of the local Ixia Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (ixia.fnpschapters. org), Barbara Jackson, grows beautyberry (Callicarpa Americana), which mockingbirds love, Simpsons stopper (Myrcianthes fragrans), yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria) and “ rebush (Hamelia patens), which is a hummingbird magnet. Blackberries are a good fruit source too, but keeping them weed-free can be di cult. An e ective strategy is to develop your planting to resemble a woodland edge. Plants naturally are lower right at the edge or in the foreground in your yard and step up to canopy height in the true woodland. At the very least, try to get up to a good height with shrubs and small trees such as the yaupon, which will a ord birds the shelter they need. If your immediate neighbor has a mature tree, imagine that as part of the woodland youre trying to mimic. And of course, provide a water source with shallow access that birds can use easily. Much more information can be found at the Audubon and FNPS websites; please check them out. This article, too, is invaluable: http://edis.ifas.u” .edu/ uw175.

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Page 14, Mandarin NewsLine € November 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com 904-765-2020 www .clayeye.com Orange Park: 2023 Professional Ctr Dr. Orange Park, FL 32073 904-272-2020 Mandarin: 11790 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32223 904-765-2020 Fleming Island: 1615 CR Rd 220, Ste 140 Fleming Island, FL 32003 904-276-2020Three convenient locations to serve you! hil & Macula Family Tree Work byMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans Comp Over 35 Years Experience Check out our reviews and 5 Star rating at Yellowbook.com! Why visit Wisconsin in the winter? I asked myself that question when I was invited to the Town of Elkhart Lake last December. I imagined twinkling lights shimmering on snowy streets, roaring “ res, hot toddies and sleigh rides. I happy to report I found those, but wasnt expecting a grand old resort and a German Christmas Market. I ” ew to Milwaukee and made the one-hour drive to On November 16, Jacksonville University will inaugurate its celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the College of Fine Arts with a Soiree at the Museum.Ž The event will showcase displays of art, live and electronic dance music and a selection of gourmet foods and drinks. It will also present special guest Richard Florida, renowned urban studies theorist. This is just the start of continuing special programs, wrapping up on March 9, 2013 with a performance by Grammy nominated jazz saxophonist Chris Potter, whose 1998 CD VertigoŽ was named one of the years top10 Jazz CDs by the New York Times. What is the reason for these special events? To quote the Dean of the College of Fine Arts, Bill Hill, This is really a EncoreA very special celebration„50th anniversary of the College of Fine ArtsBy Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville Universitychance to celebrate the rich history of the college founded by Frances Bartlett Kinne, which has brought so much culture to the community. Its impressive with the size of JU, to have a College of Fine Arts that is so comprehensive and thriving in its art, music, dance and other programs.Ž Its heritage goes back to 1961, when it was announced that the Jacksonville College of Music would become the College of Music and Fine Arts. Dr. Kinne was appointed as the new dean. Under her guidance, the program grew to o er accredited undergraduate degree programs in music, visual arts, theatre and dance. Most recently it added a Masters degree in dance to its o erings. Dr. Kinne, is now chancellor emeritus and past president. The celebration will continue into 2013, with a collaborative student project planned for the downtown area in March, in which an immersiveŽ production of opera, theater, dance and more will allow audience members to interact within the setting of the performance. So how can you help celebrate in the interim? As always, the college has an ongoing list of presentations for each month, including o erings in all art forms. They are all open to the public, many with no charge for admission. Tickets for those requiring them are $10 or less. What a wonderful and a ordable way to enjoy the arts! To give you a sampling„ there is a performance of DraculaŽ on October 28 and 30, a concert by the JU Chamber Ensemble on November 6, a Choreography Concert on November 15, 16 and 17, a jazz concert on November 28 and Songs of the Season on November 29. Also ongoing from November 8 through December 5 is the annual juried art exhibition. And this is just one month! For more information on these and other scheduled events, you can call 256-7677. For information on the CFA Soiree and other special programs to celebrate 50 wonderful years, you can visit http://cfasoiree. ju.edu.Wisconsins Elkhart Lake believes in old-time holidaysBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.com Elkhart Lake recalling that Paul Newman made it famous as a road-racing destination. Nowadays Road America calls Elkhart Lake home and the immense facility runs 425 events each year including major summer motorsport races like NASCAR and LeMans. But the Ostho Resort, originally built in 1885 and restored in 1995, looked and felt like a Currier and Ives Christmas card come to life. The AAA four-Diamond lodge near the lake includes oversized rooms (my closet was big enough for a babys nursery), an incredible cooking school, world renown spa and bountiful classic live holiday decorations. Youll “ nd nothing plastic or arti“ cial; evergreen boughs and wreaths are topped with tartan or cranberry colored bows, fresh holly and fragrant pine decorate “ replace mantels and the lobby contained a fresh-cut tree that rose to the ceiling. A cool nip in the air inspired a sincere and noncommercial holiday mood. I attended a cookie decorating workshop with Mrs. Claus. Here, children chose and applied a variety of icings, toppings and colored sugars. Mrs. Claus was perfectly cast and helpful. My real joy came at the St. Nicolas Reindeer Brunch. Instead of Santa, the children were greeted by a majestically robed and gentle Father Christmas. This white bearded man had practiced the part for years, knowing how to respond to kids di cult questions and calming little ones who werent quite sure about his presence. And yes, real reindeer were present. Father Christmas also had a staring role in the European-style Christmas Market held on the Ostho grounds. The heated tent-enclosed market insures a comfortable climate for shopping and dining on international specialties: sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel, cooked red cabbage and German beer. The Old World Market stalls brim with crafts and foreign vendors from Italy, Czech Republic and Scandinavia among others. Tree ornaments are one-of-a-kind hand-blown glass or hand-painted globes. Nutcrackers and nativity sets are hand-carved wood. Sweaters are hand-knit and personalized bakery items like gingerbread men smell divine. The market doesnt feel like a mall, but more like centuries-old Europe and attracts a number of ethnic Americans. Many make a twoday getaway to the town which also o ers lodging choices in a Victorian Village and numerous culinary hotspots such as Siebkens, The Paddock Club or Lolas on the Lake. If youd like to experience an old-fashioned Christmas festival, you just might have to ” y to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. For more information: www. elkhartlake.com. Give Thanks!

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There were games, free food, health screenings, tours and even a visit from Jackson de Ville. We want to say thank you to the community for being so welcoming,Ž said Memorial Hospital President and Chief Executive O cer Jim OLoughlin. We look forward not only to providing quality emergency care, but also being a real active member of this community.Ž The Memorial Emergency Care Center Julington Creek is a full-service hospital ER, which makes it di erent from an Urgent Care Center. Its sta ed This months movie review belongs to the “ lm The Odd Life of Timothy Green, a comedy, fantasy and drama “ lm for kids to any age. A small town couple, Cindy and Jim Green, portrayed by Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton, have been dreaming of having a child. They write down all the qualities of the child of their dreams and bury the box under a tree. Then wonder of wonders, soon after, a young boy, Timothy Green played by CJ Adams, appears from under the tree and into the house and their hearts. Unique is the best description of Timothy; he has leaves coming from his ankles. The Greens friend and ” orist attempt to remove the leaves, but they do not go quietly. Timothy is a mystery and surprise to the family, friends and acquaintances of Cindy and Jim Green. An outcast in many ways, he endears himself to all The Jewish War Veteran Post #273 has expanded its stamp program with a new dimension. For over 40 years the Post has who meet him. In addition, Cindy and Jim learn what it means to not only be parents of an exceptional child, but that making mistakes are ways to learn and love more every day. From grandfathers to town leaders, the e ects of one small boy are apparent. Through changing seasons, a small town su ers growing pains and trials of many economies, but when the leaves start falling, growth and change transpire. Disney has done it again. Peter Hedges directed the comedy and drama so they intertwined, keeping you entertained and wanting to know what would happen next. The location and scenery played well into the inspiration and imagery. Jennifer Garner was wonderful as a mother lion protecting her cub, but trying to allow him independence and Joel Edgerton well played a man trying to be a better father. However, the star was CJ Adams, who was exceptional as the child of their dreams. He was ingenuous and intriguing in portraying his character. Any parent would want to keep him safe and make his days happy. This is a feel good movie I will watch again. Julington Creek celebrates the opening of Emergency Care Center24/7 by emergency room physicians, has a dedicated pediatrics area and is fully licensed by the state of Florida. We want the community to know we are here to take care of their emergency healthcare needs,Ž said OLoughlin. The new ER opened on October 29.Jewish war veterans announce Holocaust stamp project been distributing postage stamps to more than 100 veterans medical facilities, schools and youth groups. Marty Kaufman, stamp chairman, has extended the program to include the Boston 3G, Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors, located in Brookline, Massachusetts. The Boston 3G group has a goal of collecting 11 million stamps, which will represent those lost during the Holocaust. To date one million stamps have been collected and sent to the Foxboro Regional Charter School for their Holocaust stamp project. The students at the charter school are creating beautiful collages. Each collage will symbolize a piece of history during the time of the Holocaust and will be used as a learning tool throughout the Brookline school system. For more information or to donate stamps, please contact Marty Kaufman at 880-4014. Need customers?886-4919 The third annual Craft Fair will be held at the Mandarin Garden Club on November 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 2892 Loretto Road. The clubhouse will be completely “ lled with booth after booth of beautiful and unique crafts. This event has become so popular it has outgrown the building and now includes many beautiful craft booths outside too. Take advantage of this leisurely and fun way to do some of your holiday shopping. There is something for everyone. An always appreciated and charming gift for all occasions is the 65th anniversary Mandarin Craft Fair coming soon!By Contributing Writer Susan Westermann, Mandarin Garden ClubGarden Club Cookbook. These wonderful cookbooks will be available for just $12 or two for $20. Remember this and all Mandarin Garden Club events collect eyeglasses for the Lions Club, cell phones for the Duval County 4-H, nonperishable unexpired food items and toiletries for the Mandarin Food Bank and used ink cartridges for the Garden Club. For information about this event or attending a garden club meeting for adults or children contact mandaringardenclub@ comcast.net, call 268-1192 or check the website http://home. comcast.net/~harper113.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € November 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 17 Faith News Guardian Lutheran Church(LCMS)(Meeting at the Mandarin Community Club) 12447 Mandarin Road 288-5545 Worship Services: Sunday 9:30 am Bible Study: Sunday 10:45 am Bible Study: Wednesday 7:00 pm 11730 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 904-268-5422ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCHReconciliation Saturday 4:30 p.m. Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon Hispanic Mass Sunday 8:30 a.m. Historic Church Polish Mass 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:00 a.m. Historic Church Traditional Latin Mass Sunday 11:15 a.m. Historic Church Weekday Mass Schedule Monday … Thursday 8:00 a.m. Historic Church Friday 8:15 a.m. Main Church H H H H H a a r r d d d d a a g g e G G G G i i i d d d d d d d d e n n s F F F F u n n e r r a a l l l l H H H H o m m e o f f f f M M M M a a n n d d d d a a r r i i i n n 9 04-288-002 5 H GHARDAGE GIDDENSFUNERAL HOMES & CEMETERIES $5 OFF Any Purchase Expires 11/30/12 14985 O ld S t. A ugustine R oad Jacksonville, FL 32258 904-374-0393www.thepigbarbq.com Voted Jaxs Best Bar-B-Q by jacksonville.com Ask about our PIG PICK-UP DEALS!Feed 15 people starting at $89.99 Great for luncheons, private functions, and tailgate parties! Philips H ighway Baptist SouthN S I -95I -95 Drug and Alcohol Recovery Center~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Call today for a FREE Substance Abuse Assessment by a Licensed Clinician 1-855-332-8596 By Appointment Only First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will host their annual Fall Festival on Friday, November 2 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. There will be a hog roast, carnival games, cakewalk, bounce houses, dunking booth and more. There will be a concert by the Northeast Florida Conservatory of Music at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Tickets for the hog roast are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages four to 12 and free for children under four. The games and bounce houses will be done by wristband, which will cost $8 per child with a maximum of $20 for a family. Tickets are available through the church o ce; please call 2621662. All proceeds from this event help support the ongoing ministries of First Christian Church (DOC). Mandarin United Methodist Church is holding a Free Sale on Saturday, November 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Just show up! San Juan Del Rio Catholic I love fall! Every year, I cant wait to hang the grapevine wreath with bittersweet and sun” owers and dress up the table with pumpkins and gourds. The houses aroma is of cinnamon and spice as I make apple butter, bake dinner in a pumpkin tureen and sip hot cider. I love the sights and smells of fall! Its the time of year that reminds me of family more than any other as we anticipate Thanksgiving with all the aunts, uncles and cousins... once, twice and three times removed. We hike in the woods, unafraid of snakes (ok, less afraid of snakes) and deeply breathing the cool crisp air that blows through Florida only on occasion. I love the memories and the feel of fall. Were not playing sports this year, so although Ill miss the soccer “ elds I am hoping for wide open “ elds with wind whispering through wild grasses. Getting lost in a corn maze isnt so great, but the dry papery rustle as we run through is memorable as is the laughter of my children, careless of being lost and con“ dent in their ability to “ nd their way out. I love the sounds of fall. Last fall our family took a trip to Ohio and picked apples o the trees. It was the “ rst time Id seen apples hanging from a tree! Some people plan for months to go to Disney; I planned our apple picking adventure. I had plans for apple pies, apple butter, candied apples... actually, we just ended up eating them all! Turns out eight people can go through apples rather quickly! Just like those pounds and pounds of apples we picked, time with my kiddos goes by quickly. If you need to slow down a bit this fall and enjoy time with your family, check out these local favorites of ours: € Sykes and Cooper Farms in Elkton: Looking for a Corn Church will hold its sixth annual Fall Festival on November 2, 3 and 4, 2012. The whole family is invited to enjoy rides, games, silent auction, jail and bail, country store, Cafe San Juan, book nook, food/refreshments, reverse draw, dinner Saturday night, Bingo, all ages talent show contest, free entertainment all three days, a homemade soup contest and our Grand Draw and ra e with over $10,000 in prizes. The Grand Draw top prize is a cruise to Bermuda with a value of $4,000 and is limited to the “ rst 500 entries. The cost is $60 per ticket. For additional information, please contact Sal Santapola at saldesanta@gmail. com or 287-3382. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversations about life and faith in a casual co eehouse-type setting. Upcoming topics are: Wednesday, October 31: Same Sex Marriage; Wednesday, November 7: Smile, Even When You Think You Cant; Wednesday, November 14: Wounded Warriors; When War Comes Home!; Wednesday, November 21: Preparing for the Worst; Surviving a catastrophe; and Wednesday, November 28: The Mystery of Prayer; Can God Be Swayed? Find out more about topics and location from the www.MandarinNewsLine.com calendar entry or call George Treiber at 731-0731. Admission is free. Check us out at www. LTCHopeJAX.com. Upward Basketball registration at Mandarin United Methodist Church is now available online at www.mumc.net. Basketball and cheerleading are available for ages three through eighth grade and twirling is for “ rst grade and up. Evaluations and uniform sizing will be held on November 5, 6, and 8 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Practices begin January 3, 2013 and the “ rst game is January 12. For questions, please contact Mike Groos at 318-1782. Going into its third year in Jacksonville, Kehillah Chadashah, a Reconstructionist Jewish Congregation, will host an Open House in members homes each month. These friendly gatherings will give the community an opportunity to meet our members, ask questions, learn about Reconstructionism and join in a relaxed and congenial morning of food, talk and exploration. The “ rst open house and brunch will be on November 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the home of Linda and David Levin. For questions and reservations, please call 8818877 or email kehillahmembership@gmail.com. Operation Christmas Child, a project of International Christian relief agency Samaritans Purse, will be collecting gift“ lled shoe boxes for boys and girls during National Collection from November 12 through 19. These boxes reach hurting children across the globe. As a shoe box recipient from a Russian orphanage recently shared while visiting NE Florida, The box brought me hope, love and worth.Ž Mandarin residents can drop o at Crown Pointe Baptist Church and in St. Johns, Fruit Cove Baptist Church is a dropo location. Please visit the website at www.samaritanspurse. org/occ for packing ideas and drop-o times.Purposeful ParentingFall is in the airŽBy Allie Olsen Maze close to home? Heres your place! € GTMNERR: Guana State Park has several entrances. We love the North end for quiet walks in the woods, spotting birds and looking for animal tracks. The Guana River Dam, at the West entrance, is great because you can hike through multiple habitats in one loop! Look on the trees for red lichen and take a deep breath there. Lichen is an indicator of clean air! € The beach: Now that the summer tourists are home, we often have the beach to ourselves! I love walking on the beach on a cool, windy day. 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All funds are based in US dollars. Toll free numbers may or may not reach Canada.of the same, John has a detailed plan, at www.winklerforclerk. com, for decreasing costs while improving performance, public accessibility and employee morale. In four years as Clerk, John will not earn a pension, while both party nominees stand to earn around a million extra dollars in lifetime pension bene“ ts from a single four year term as Clerk. Always civic-minded, John is a longtime director and current president of the Concerned Taxpayers of Duval County. The people deserve an experienced and educated civic-minded candidate who will put partisanship aside and treat every citizen using the courts with dignity and respect. We cannot a ord another professional politician as our next Clerk. Please vote for independent John Winkler. Nancy Soderberg, Democrat Candidate for Florida State Senator, District 4 Im Nancy Soderberg, a proud Jacksonville resident, small business owner and professor at UNF and Im honored to be your candidate for Northeast Floridas State Senate District 4. Im a common-sense problem solver who served as a National Security Advisor under President Clinton and later as Ambassador to the United Nations negotiating peace agreements around the world and aiding in the hunt for Osama bin Laden. In addition to teaching, I run my own small consulting business and serve on the Jacksonville International Business Coalition and the board of advisors of the Naval War College. Im a member of Christ Episcopal Church at the Beach. As a pro-military, pro-business and pro-family moderate, I will work to pass a real jobs bill that protects the middle-class. Im running for State Senate because Im concerned that there are career politicians on both sides of the aisle who would rather argue over wedge issues that divide instead of passing a jobs bill that help our families and our business. Ill work to create more good jobs with good bene“ ts by taking advantage of the best of the First Coast our military bases, JAXPORT and our natural resources. Ill “ ght to protect our military families and work hard every day to make sure our kids have the best possible schools. I hope to earn your support, your prayers and your vote for State Senate District 4 on November 6. Aaron Bean, Republican Candidate for Florida State Senator, District 4 Im Aaron Bean and I am running for Florida Senate District 4. If elected, I will provide positive, straightforward leadership that is focused on creating jobs, helping our small businesses and improving our childrens educations. As a small business owner who grew up in Northeast Florida, I understand the concerns of our residents and businesses and have come to realize the power of people pulling together, especially when times are tough. During my term in the Florida House of Representatives, I maintained a proud record of being an education reformer that shared Governor Jeb Bushs vision for public education, voted for lower taxes and consistently stood for conservative policies. As a husband and father of three, my heart is devoted to public service and I believe that government can always do better for Floridas families. What I stand for is simple: I am pro-business, pro-second amendment, prolife and I believe in Jeb Bushs education reforms and policies. I believe the best way to help the economy and grow jobs is to stop raising taxes on hardworking Floridians and to reduce government waste and spending. Our First Coast region needs a strong Republican in the Florida Senate and if I am honored to receive the votes of my community and be sent to Tallahassee, I pledge to be a loud voice for our delegation and their continued priorities. On November 6, I would appreciate your vote. For more information on my campaign, please visit www.AaronBean.com. Patrick Dewayne Mency, Write In Candidate for Florida State Senator, District 4 Did not respond. Ander Crenshaw, Republican Candidate for United States Representative, District 4 Did not respond. James R. Klauder, No Party Afliation Candidate for United States Representative, District 4 My name is Jim Klauder. I am an Independent Candidate for the 4th Congressional District. Every two years voters get to make a judgment about the e ectiveness of their representative. It seems obvious to everyone who is paying attention that Congress is dysfunctional and self-serving and members of Congress are not dealing with the serious issues we face. They are very good at kicking the can down the road … not very good at solving problems. The overriding issue in this election is the national debt, which now stands at more than 16 trillion dollars. Federal spending is outof-control and for the past three years our Congressman, Ander Crenshaw, has been voting for the ever-increasing appropriation Candidates statements cont. from pg. 9 Candidates statements cont. on pg. 19

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NOW ONLINE AT www.mandarinnewsline.comFREE Mandarin NewsLine Marketplace ads!886-4919 904.274.1750 bills that are driving the debt higher at the rate of 100 billion dollars a month. Right now, we borrow 45 cents of every dollar Washington spends. That is not sustainable. It must stop. Anders response to the debt problem has been to raise the debt ceiling to allow for the increased spending. In his 11 years in Congress he has voted to increase the debt ceiling six times, most recently last August when he voted for the 2.4 trillion dollar debt increase package. He voted to give Wall Street bankers a 750 billion dollar bailout. (The list goes on and on.) Unfortunately, Ander has been aiding and abetting the out-of-control spending. He is part of the problem. Its time for Ander to go. For more information about Jims background and views, go to www.klauder4congress.com. Gary Koniz, Write In Candidate for United States Representative, District 4 I am a Write-In Candidate running on a public platform for Floridas 4th District U.S. House of Representative in the 2012 Election. I need everyones help to get the word out about my Write-In Campaign by networking my platform and Write-In status to as many eligible voters as you can reach, to do the same; to accomplish a hands onŽ approach to sound government management together;Ž for an intensive make work full employment program … with quality education as a mandate priority … and with a stern anti-drug policy as the keys to our salvation for the people who are su ering here of our presently beleaguered nation. I have 40 years of career experience in investigative journalism covering the important social agendas of our times and to a long range continuity of focus in the maintaining of important contacts on the national and local levels to be able to handle crises issues as they arise to be resolved. My primary focus in urgency at the present time is on rescuing the U.S. economy, stressing the importance of mandating for fair appropriate middle class wages, a fair price cost of living index regulation, an affordable graduated IRS payroll deduction national health care plan and for full faith “ at barter to “ nance government services and provide public employment, which will generate the needed consumer purchasing power necessary for economic growth. We have accomplished much in our history and still have much left to accomplish including our need of becoming more People FocusedŽ in organization. Sebastian Alexander, Non-Partisan Candidate for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 1 I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, but have since made Jacksonville my home. My father worked at the New Orleans Sewage and Water Board for 27 years, providing safe drinking water and eliminating health hazards for New Orleans residents. As a result, I grew up with a knowledge and concern for our natural resources. As an adult, I had the unique opportunity to work beside by father on the New Orleans Sewage and Water Board. I have worked in the automotive industry for the past 10 years. I am currently pursuing a masters degree in accounting from Post University. Considering my personal ties to New Orleans and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on the soil, land and other resources, my passion for the value and availability of safe environmental resources for all citizens is inescapable. It is important that as citizens we work together to protect our health and environment by eliminating exposure to health hazards. It is my desire that through my service to the Duval County community, I can continue to provide exposure to the e orts currently in place, as well as, implement additional e orts that are needed to ensure that we protect, improve and manage the best use of our valuable resources of soil and water. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Sharmia Alexander, my son Miles and daughter, Kaylah. Keith Gooch, Sr., Non-Partisan Candidate for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 1 Fellow citizens of Jacksonville, we must manage the development, consumption and use of our natural resources for the bene“ t of our community. We must monitor what goes into our water so we know it is safe for us and our children. As society advances and kids go from being children to adults, we must ensure students learn about the environment; this will teach them to be future leaders who will work with farmers, developers and other stewards of the land for mutual bene“ ts. Many people are “ nding the results of a recent Harvard study startling; the study “ nds ” uoride in our drinking water lowers IQ. Now, this leads us to ask ourselves if the toothpaste our children use is safe? Because it is written on the tube if you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a poison control center immediately?Ž Even the EPA has listed Fluoride as a chemical with substantial evidence of developmental neurotoxicity, yet we are toldŽ it is good for us. If elected, I plan to have student community workshops for education and get hazardous chemicals removed from our drinking water. Vote Keith Gooch for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 1. Visit my website at www.KeithGooch.com and learn more about my objectives for the safety and wellbeing of our children and community. Alexander Pantinakis, Non-Partisan Candidate for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 1 I am proud to say that I have lived in Jacksonville my whole life. I know how amazing our city is and I am certain that with the right leadership we can work together to make it better. Jacksonville is a treasure and it is our job to keep it that way. I am sure that I can make a di erence and represent the concerns of our community on the Soil and Water Conservation District. The principal role of the Soil and Water Conservation District is an educational one. With that in mind, I want to expand the com-Candidates statements cont. from pg. 18 Candidates statements on pg. 4 of Section B, Senior NewsLine

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € November 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 21 Accepting and Selling furniture (living room, dining room, bedroom, etc) Home decor (lamps, rugs, artwork, tchotchke) New items arrive daily. We are ready to accept your entire house, estate, etc. We also oer inventory liquidation service for builders, home and furniture industry businesses, etc. For More Information call: 880 8448 or email us at: ENCOREDECOR@bellsouth.net10830 San Jose Boulevard ( across from Walmart)Visit us online at: www.EncoreDecorFL.comWE OFFER FREE PICKUP SERVICE FOR APPROVED ITEMSHours: Jacksonvilles Largest Upscale Consignment Store H Open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am – 5pm 1631 Race Track Road Suite 101230-7977Most Insurances AcceptedPediatric Associates of Julington Creek, PAOffering care for Infants, Children & Adolescents Mary Ann Garcia, M.D., FAAP Victor Luz, M.D., FAAP Although the fall season is over, the Mandarin volleyball team will be remembered for their hard work and diligence. Several changes have been made to the team this year, but the Mustangs overcame those changes and proved themselves on the court. After graduating eight seniors last year, the Mustangs were left with several young players to raise the bar. This was noted by senior Kelly Butler who said, While there are only two seniors this year, the younger players are really stepping up.Ž Junior and setter Abby Hulshult returned to the team along with Butler and the remaining senior, Tessa Smith. As experienced players, Smith and Butler lead the team and kept everyone motivated and thinking on the court. As Butler said, We really have a cohesive team. We work hard, have fun and do our best.Ž Other changes included the new head coach, Laura Jutte, who took over for Tammie Talley, as well as assistant coaches Katie Davis and Kelly Townsend. Together, the new coaching sta provided a solid The “ rst regular season game for the University of Florida mens basketball team will take place aboard the USS Bataan which will be docked at Naval Station Mayport. On Friday, November 9, the Gators will play the Georgetown Hoyas at 9:00 p.m. in the Navy-Marine Corps Classic. The only other time that a college basketball game has been played on an aircraft carrier was last year in San Diego when North Carolina played MHS Sports RoundupBy Natalie Cleghorn, MHS Studentfoundation for the girls and will continue to keep building and improving for next year. The girls golf team also experienced a change in the coaching sta with Bob Hlavac becoming the new head coach. Hlavac inherited seniors Katie Reddish and Lauren Ponto, who add depth and experience to a considerably smaller team than last year. With only Reddish and Ponto to take the lead, the team stepped up its game and had a successful season. The teams success was built upon a strong coaching foundation as well as solid relationships between the players. Part of the positive atmosphere is contributed by the bonding between the girls. Reddish shared, We get along really well and all became really great friends in the process. We stay close even after the season.Ž The Lady Mustangs look forward to next year where they will return to achieve more success on the golf course. Not only have the girls been striving for success, but the boys golf team also had a productive season. Both junior Danny Driscoll and senior Dan Hu ngham made the AllConference team. Although the season is short, the boys continue to play year round in order to keep their skills sharp for the next season. The football team will be wrapping up its season with a couple of wins under its belt. The Mustangs will play away on November 2 at Fletcher and home on November 9 against First Coast for senior night. Both games start at 7:00 p.m.Local Sports SceneCollege basketball season gets underway By Chad CushnirMichigan State. This years game at Mayport will be part of the City of Jacksonvilles Week of Valor which is a series of events that will pay tribute to the military leading up to Veterans Day. Most of the people in attendance at the Florida-Georgetown will be members of the military. The remaining tickets are limited and they will be part of a ticket package that is combined with the Colts-Jaguars game that will take place the night before on Thursday, November 8. Those who arent able to attend the basketball game in person can watch it live on TV on the NBC Sports Network. Other notable games for the Gators in November include home dates with Wisconsin on November 14, UCF on the day after Thanksgiving and Marquette on November 29. Last year, the Gators made it to the Elite Eight for the second season in a row. Patric Young, Kenny Boynton and Erik Murphy return to this years squad. All three averaged more than 10 points per game last year. Erving Walker has graduated and Bradley Beal left for the NBA where he was the third overall pick by the Washington Wizards. Florida State won the ACC Tournament last season, but their run in the NCAA Tournament came to an end in the second round. Last years leading scorer Michael Snaer returns for his senior year. Ian Miller, Terrance Shannon and Okaro White are among the other key contributors who are back. The Seminoles begin their season at home against South Alabama on November 9. Theyll also host UNF on November 21. Speaking of the Ospreys, they host exhibition games vs. Flagler on November 1 and Edward Waters on November 10. The “ rst regular season game is at Memphis on November 12. JU begins its season at Georgia on November 9. The Dolphins “ rst home game is November 13 against Trinity Baptist at Veterans Memorial Arena. The November schedule also includes a trip to Miami on November 16 and two games in Mexico on November 24 and 25. Dee Roberts Jacksonville, FL 32223 R E S T R.E.S.T. With Real Results! Helping Todays Buyers & Sellers 1383578 If youre like many adults who have had orthodontics or braces in your lifetime, you know that it traditionally has been a very time consuming process. While yearbook photos and stories of yesteryear may remind us of how teeth may have moved in the past, state of the art advances in cosmetics are now available that were impossible in years past. Thats why Krantz Dental Care has teamed up with Families save years of time with new bracesFastbraces, a state of the art technology, to provide you with a less time consuming and more cost e ective answer to give you the smile youve always dreamed about! Fastbraces, developed by Dr. Anthony Viazis of Dallas, Texas, utilizes a patented bracket and system design that revolutionizes the mechanics typically used in orthodontic treatment. Its unique triangular brackets and single wire design can cut treatment time down signi“ cantly... in many cases, Fastbraces treatment takes just half the time that traditional braces do! Fastbraces is great for adults and children. Our patients come “ rst,Ž says Dr. Alan Krantz, so when we found a safe, faster and more a ordable method to deliver orthodontic treatment to our community, I knew we had to go for it!Ž Please see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! Advertise inMandarin NewsLineIt’s good for business!886-4919RT@rtpublishinginc.com

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € November 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 23 Conveniently located one block North of I-295 and San Jose Blvd. 50% OFF Your Pets First Exam with Dr. Silverness( 1st Time Clients Only )Not valid with any other oer. Expires 12/31/12 FREE BOARDING Book 2 Nights at our Resort and 3rd Night is FREE! (1st Time Boarders Only)Not valid with any other oer. Expires 12/31/12 Ann Silverness, DVM,CCRT Mandarin Landing Animal Hospital & Pet Resort 3003 Hartley Road Jacksonville, FL 32257 904-268-0477www.mandarinlandingah.com“Book your holiday boarding now while space is still available”Indoor pool available for public use with a nominal fee. The outcome of a successful “ shing trip often depends on decisions made prior to that trip. Deciding where to go, when to go, tackle to bring and bait to use are all important decisions that are usually made in advance. Choosing the correct bait is probably the most important of those decisions and will have the greatest e ect on your trip. Dead, live and arti“ cial are the three main categories of bait. Dead bait is any once living bait that has been frozen or freshly preserved. Live bait Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan announced that the Jaguars and the Boy Scouts of America-North Florida Council are partnering to kick o the Every Boy Deserves a ChanceŽ Matching Gift Campaign. The Jaguars Foundation will match dollar-for-dollar for every donation made, up to $100,000. Khan, an Eagle Scout … the highest earned rank in Scouting … said, Scouting had a tremendous impact on my life as a boy growing up in Pakistan. Indeed, I can frankly say that my scouting experiences played an absolutely vital role in preparing me for life.Ž One of Khans most memorable scouting experiences as a boy was attending the International Boy Scout Jamboree held in Athens, Greece in 1963. He was the youngest in the group, turning 13 years old as he and his fellow scouts embarked on a six-week trek through various countries by land and water to reach Athens in time for the Jamboree. The Every Boy Deserves a ChanceŽ campaign is the North Florida Councils “ rst capital and endowment campaign. It will support three main areas: 1) Jaguars partnering with Boy Scouts to increase scouting opportunities in NE FloridaAndrew Solomons, Life Scout; Daniel Solomons, Eagle Scout; Jaguars owner Shad Khan, Eagle Scout; and Malachi Miller, Eagle Scoutthe urban ScoutReach program which helps ensure that any boy can bene“ t from Scouting, regardless of his socioeconomic situation; 2) physical improvements at Camp Shands, including a new aquatic center, campsite shelters and housing; and 3) an endowment to help secure the councils long-term future for generations of new scouts. When the campaign ends and major gifts are added to this phase, the North Florida Council hopes to raise $6.5 million. Jack Sears, Jr., scout executive/CEO for the North Florida Council, said, We are thrilled to partner with the Jaguars for this campaign. The Jaguars and the Scouts have had a great relationship including the teams sponsorship of the ScoutReach Sports Luncheon from 2009 through 2012 which has raised $40,000 to $60,000 annually in support of the Urban Scout Reach program.Ž Sears added, This new partnership takes us to the next level. The goal during this phase of the campaign is to raise $250,000 from our scouting families and friends. However, with the addition of the $100,000 Jaguars match, the total amount raised will now be $350,000.Ž Brian Sexton, the Voice of the JaguarsŽ game-day radio announcer since the teams opening season, is the honorary chair of the grassroots campaign. Sexton, himself an Eagle Scout and whose sons are also in the scouting program, stated, Im honored to help a cause so close to my heart. I have striven to exemplify the values I learned in the Scouting program is a bait still alive and swimming and is probably the most productive of baits. Arti“ cial baits are man-made baits such as plastic worms or lures designed to look like “ sh. Any of these baits can be productive when used under the right set of circumstances. When choosing bait it is always best to match the bait to the water and type of “ sh being targeted. Many baits are seasonal and are more productive at certain times of the year. A quick phone call to a nearby bait store can usually answer throughout my life and now I get to share that experience with my sons. This campaign will help ensure that many more youth can have the same Scouting opportunities that my family and I have.Ž For more information about the campaign, or to make a gift, please contact the North Florida Council at 388-0591 or tim.forman@scouting.org. Captain Davids Fishing Report: Choose bait wiselyBy Captain David Lifkayour question to whats biting on what bait in the area you are planning to “ sh. A successful day on the St. Johns River also depends on being able to choose the right bait. Dead, live or arti“ cial can all be productive depending on the type of “ shing you have planned. Dead shrimp is probably the most commonly used bait on the St. Johns. It is a bait that can be used to target the largest variety of “ sh. When using dead shrimp try to use fresh locally caught shrimp only. Fish can often detect a di erence in the shrimp you are o ering and know whether or not they are foreign to the waters you are “ shing. Other dead baits would include cut “ sh. Again the best bet is to use cut “ sh from the same body of water you are “ shing. Two of our more common live baits found in the river are shrimp and “ nger mullet. Both must be caught with cast nets. Live shrimp and “ nger mullet can be “ shed a variety of ways. Float rigs, jig heads or free lined are all deadly ways to present these baits for trophy catches. Arti“ cial baits are usually trolled or casted along docks, pilings and bridges in the St. Johns. Commonly used arti“ cials would be jig heads with grub tails or lures imitating mullet or bait “ sh. Fishing Report: Reds, ” ounder and trout around docks and pilings from Orangedale to downtown Jacksonville. Weak“ sh at channel markers and holes. Cooler days means time to get the kids out to neighborhood ponds for bream. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime.

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Page 2, Senior NewsLine 2012 € November 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Medicare open enrollment is the one time each year to make changes to your insurance plan. During open enrollment, you can compare physicians, hospitals and bene“ts of other plans and switch to a plan that meets your personal health care needs. Are you seeing the right doctor? For expert medical care right in your own backyard, consider a University of Florida primary care physician. The UF primary care network offers: More than 20 convenient clinic locations in Jacksonville and surrounding areas Easy appointment scheduling Expert physicians with access to all the resources of the regions premier academic health center, UF&Shands Jacksonville Comprehensive health care services, from annual checkups and disease prevention to care for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes Important Information about Medicare Open Enrollment Medicare Advantage plans currently accepted by UF primary care centers: WellCare HMO & Dual Eligible 1-888-888-9355 (TTY/TDD: 1-877-247-6272) Florida Blue Medicare HMO & PPO 1-800-926-6565 [TTY/TDD: 1-800-955-8771] Aetna Medicare HMO & PPO 1-800-832-2640 (TTY/TDD: 1-888-760-4748) Traditional Medicare 1-800-633-4227 (TTY/TDD: 1-877-486-2048) Humana Medicare PPO 1-800-372-2147 [TTY: 711] MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS DEC 7, 2012

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Senior NewsLine 2012 € November 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com, Page 3 RT Publishing, Inc. The CreekLine The Ocean Breeze Mandarin NewsLine Players JournalPublisher Rebecca Taus publisher@rtpublishinginc.comEditor Martie Thompson editor@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Linda Gay lg@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Heather Seayhs@rtpublishinginc.comGraphic Design, Lisa Felegygraphics@rtpublishinginc.com RT Publishing, Inc. 12443 San Jose Boulevard Suite 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Ph: 904-886-4919 The Mandarin NewsLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via bulk mail to all addresses in Zip Codes 32223, 32258 and selected routes in 32257. Submission of articles and photographs are received by mail or email, although email to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com is preferred. The writers opinions do not necessarily re”ect the opinion of RT Publishing, Inc. Advertising Rates are available by request. RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. RT Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2012. of North Florida Mandarin Food Bank At St. Joseph’s Church Proceeds benet.... Mandarin NewsLinesm GOLD SPONSORS SILVER SPONSORS BRONZE SPONSORS CALL Mark Goldwich 406-7232 to enter the Chili Cook-o Contest ADMISSION 2 CANS OF FOOD FOR MANDARIN FOODBANK DB A B B NK NK NK NK K K K K Bring the entire family! INDIVIDUAL TASTE 50 ¢ ALL YOU CAN TASTE CHILI $7 CHILDREN UNDER 12 $4 BOWL $3 HOT DOG $1 SODA/WATER $1 $500 FOR BEST IN SHOWŽ Saturday, November 17 (Rain or Shine!)11AM 3PM Riverplace Shopping Center PRESENTED BY 16th Annual M a n d a r i n C h i l i C o o k O f f Mandarin Chili Cook-Off First Florida Insurance On Saturday, October 6, the parishioners of San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church held a birthday party for Bernice A. Porter“ eld, who turned 100 years old on October 17, 2012. More than 100 people were in The holidays are almost here. Time for the holiday sights, wonderful fragrances and the glorious sounds of the season. Its time to enjoy family and friends, engage in conversation and catch-up with everyone. Do not miss a word! But, are you missing some words or conversations? Do you have to ask family and friends to repeat themselves? Do you sit quietly by yourself or have you stopped going to parties and family gatherings? Have you dropped-out?Ž If you answered YesŽ to only one of these questions, it is time to help your hearing. And you are not alone; nearly one of every “ ve Americans has some kind of hearing loss. Thats 36 million people! But not everyone seeks help for their hearing. The average wait before seeking help is seven to 10 years. Only one out of “ ve people who could bene“ t from using a hearing aid wears one. Does this describe you? Heres how to change: Take the “ rst step and get a hearing test from a quali“ ed Doctor of Audiology, an audiologist. An audiologist is a professional with a college education. Doctors of Audiology have seven to eight years of higher education covering all aspects of the human ears anatomy, physics of sound, types of hearing loss, ear disease, the e ects that loud Bernice Porter“ eld and Fr. John Tetlow of San Juan Del Rio Catholic ChurchHappy Birthday to Bernice Porter eldBy Contributing Writer Rita DowerDont miss the sounds of the season! Dr. Rosann Faullattendance to help her celebrate her upcoming birthday. Porter“ eld was born and raised in Jacksonville. In a time when women did not go to college, in 1934, she graduated from Florida State College for Women which later became known as Florida State University. She was married to Miller Porter“ eld and had three children„two sons and a daughter who died in 2010. She has six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Porter“ eld resides at Westminster Woods where she currently is a Sacristan for the Thursday weekly Catholic mass. She volunteers at Westminster as needed and belongs to a knitting group. She is still knitting hats and other items for our hospitals and also for Hospice. When asked how she feels about turning 100 years old, she said, I cant believe it, I feel 1/2 that age!Ž Porter“ eld continued, I still have the same interests and desires, although my math isnt so good any more.Ž All who know Bernice Porter“ eld agree: she is one remarkable lady. noise and certain drugs have on the human auditory system, tinnitus … both cause and e ects, hearing aid circuitry, ampli“ cation systems, assistive listening systems, hearing aid t-coils, hearing aid blue-tooth systems and much more. Most importantly, they are skilled in how this information can be used to help improve your hearing and lifestyle. The professionals at Dr. Rosann W. Faull, LLC, Audiology and Hearing Aids Services have the education and experience to get you started, beginning with a video examination of your ear canals; if there is any debris or wax present you will see it! Then a diagnostic hearing test with a report will be sent to your physician. Finally if you need a hearing aid, there are choices„more than one hearing aid manufacturer and many styles, including Receiver-In-Canal (RIC) and now Invisible-In-Canal (IIC). Digital hearing aids may be prescribed and “ t for your hearing ability and lifestyle. Make the important step to engage and enjoy the holiday season. Improve your hearing! Call 262-5550 and visit our website: www.drfaull.com. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Senior NewsLine!Recognize the symptoms of a strokeStrokes are the leading cause of disability in the United States and the third-leading cause of death. Prompt treatment can limit the damage and save lives. If you suspect someone near you is suffering from a stroke, remember the acronym FAST: F = Face. Examine the person’s features. Ask him or her to smile. If one side of the person’s face droops, it’s possible that a stroke is coming on. A = Arms. Can the person raise both arms above his head? S = Speech. Listen to the person speak. If the words are slurred or the person can’t answer questions clearly, the brain may be impaired. T = Time. Act fast if the person exhibits any of these warning signs. Get him or her to a hospital right away. In 1994, the National Family Caregivers Association began promoting the celebration of family caregivers during the week of Thanksgiving. President Clinton signed the “ rst presidential proclamation in 1997 and every president since has issued an annual proclamation appreciating family caregivers. As interest grew in family caregiving issues, Caregivers Week became National Family Caregivers Month. Day in and day out, more than 65 million family caregivers in this country ful“ ll a vital role on the care team. No one else is in a better position to ensure continuity of care. Family caregivers are the most familiar with their care recipients medicine regimen; November is National Caregivers Month they are the most knowledgeable about the treatment regimen; and they understand best the dietary and exercise regimen. NFCA coordinates National Family Caregivers Month as a time to thank, support, educate and empower family caregivers. Celebrating Family Caregivers during NFC month enables all of us to: € Raise awareness of family caregiver issues € Celebrate the e orts of family caregivers € Educate family caregivers about self-identi“ cation € Increase support for family caregivers For more information, please visit http://thefamilycaregiver.org.

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Page 4, Senior NewsLine 2012 € November 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Im safe. I am protected by Alert1 24 hours a day.One touch of a button sends the help I need in event of a fall, medical emergency, re or home intrusion.For a FREE brochure call:1-888-721-7636 880 -0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard For the past 10 years, Kathryn Murphy, the owner of Comfort Keepers serving Jacksonville and the surrounding beaches, has dedicated herself to providing seniors and other area residents with exceptional in-home care services while establishing her company as one of the leading service providers of in-home care. Murphys company has served over 500 clients, allowing them to live independently and safely within their own homes and is proud to announce their 10-year anniversary. Murphy believes much of her success can be traced back to the mission of Comfort Keepers: to provide clients with the highest level of quality of life that is achievable. Because their caregivers, which they call Comfort Keepers, devote hours of their lives to help others, the families of her clients can live their lives with the peaceof-mind knowing that their loved ones are in the hands of compassionate and trustworthy individuals who have a genuine concern for others. All Comfort Keepers must pass a comprehensive hiring process including three interviews, local, state and national background screening including “ ngerprinting, blood and alcohol prescreen, driving standards as well as complete a two day orientation. Hired as employees, they are covered with workers compensation, professional and general liability insurance and are bonded with all employer taxes paid on their behalf. Murphys company has also been actively serving the community in a volunteer basis by collecting food for low income seniors through a program called Feed Seniors Now. It is part of a larger Comfort Keepers initiative that focuses on proper nutrition for seniors. To assist in this program, please call 2309220. We owe our success to the families of this community who initially made the decision to put their trust in Comfort Keepers to care for their loved ones,Ž says Murphy. We are very proud of the growth and success that our organization has had over the years. Our hard work is truly paid o at the end of each day when we settle in at home knowing that our o ce has made a di erence in the lives of so many.Ž Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Senior NewsLine! Novel bone conduction technology is now available in Jacksonville in a non-invasive device. Mandarin Hearing and Balance Center is beginning to o er the SoundBiteŽ Hearing System, an innovative approach to treating patients with single-sided deafness (SSD), a loss of hearing in one ear. SoundBite is the worlds “ rst removable and non-surgical hearing solution to use the well-established principle of bone conduction to impercepti-Company celebrates ten years of serving seniors Kathryn Murphy RN, MSN, Owner Ear surgeon to begin trials of SoundBiteŽ hearing system„on himself!bly transmit sound via the teeth to the inner ear. What is even more remarkable is that Dr. Glenn Knox, director of Mandarin Hearing and Balance Center, has selected himself as the “ rst patient to receive the device! SoundBite takes advantage of a persons natural teeth structures as the bone conductor to transfer sound vibrations to the inner ear. According to Dr. Knox, Bone conduction has long been recognized as one of the most e ective methods for bringing sound to patients with single-sided deafness. Using the SoundBite system, we can custom-“ t patients with a noninvasive, high-tech solution that does not require surgery, a permanent implant or a lengthy delay for the implant to take hold.Ž Unlike bone-anchored hearing aids that use a surgical implant in the skull, SoundBite hearing system consists of two simple components. One piece is an easy to insert and remove In-The-Mouth (ITM) hearing device, which is custom-made to “ t around the upper, left or right back molar teeth. The other component is a small BehindThe-Ear (BTE) microphone unit that tucks behind and inside the impaired ear. SoundBite is nearly invisible when worn. No modi“ cations to the teeth are required. Both components are rechargeable. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Senior NewsLine!Candidates statements cont. from pg. 19 of Section A, Mandarin NewsLine missions focus to include not just teaching our children how to preserve the environment we love, but also to teach our businesses and investors how they can preserve our natural resources, while still encouraging our human resources to thrive. While the St. Johns River is our greatest asset, it is also at the heart of our thriving business community. Since our river is an avenue for trade, commerce and tourism we have an obligation to balance protecting this vital resource with our growing economy. If you agree, vote Alexander Pantinakis on November 6. Evelyn Coney, Non-Partisan Candidate for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 2 Did not respond. Daniel L. Henry, Non-Partisan Candidate for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 2 It is a great pleasure to be running for a seat on the Soil and Conservation District, Group 2. Our community is one that is unique in Florida. It encompasses both an urban and rural core, from the suburban streets of Mandarin to the busy streets of Southside. If we want to protect these areas, we have to create policies that encourage preservation and environmental friendliness. These include topics like: soil erosion, the safe disposal of our water, discouraging pollution and the safe utilization of water resources. When we do this we can protect a community we all love and ensure our environment is preserved for our families. By being employed by CSX Technology, I have gained invaluable experience in “ nan-Candidates statements cont. on pg. 5

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Senior NewsLine 2012 € November 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com, Page 5 Medical Alert for SeniorsMedical Alert Monitoring 24/7 Free Equipment Free Shipping Easy Setup Nationwide ServiceHELP AT THE PUSH OF A BUTTON!Call Today:1-888-928-2870 Call today 904-388-4558www.,HomeHealthAuthority.com Available 7-days a week, 24 hours a day. Oering hourly and 24-hour home care services.Home Health Authority is dedicated to providing the highest quality, compassionate, and affordable non-medical in-home care services to our clients. Available 7-days a week, 24 hours a day. Offering hourly and 24-hour home care services. License # 299993967A Few Of Our Services Offered C C C C C C C New Customers that Mention Ad, Receive First Two (2) Hours of Services Free. Westminster Woods on Julington Creek is Jacksonvilles best choice for active, senior living. Residents quickly “ nd they enjoy life more fully now that theyre freed from the time and expense of home maintenance. They choose from a wide array of options in home styles, activities, dining, progressive “ tness and wellness programs. Westminster Woods on Julington Creek also provides a range of health care services, if ever needed. Nestled in 86 acres of lush, semi-tropical paradise on the arm of the St. Johns River, the community provides the best combination of a private, natural setting with the bigcity amenities of nearby Jacksonville and the quiet historic charm of St. Augustine. The communitys newly constructed Southwood Village homes are appointed with the “ nest amenities and have won top design honors from the National Home Buyers Association. Only four homes are left in this serene, gated setting neighborhood that features a clubhouse, pool and Looking for active retirement living? pond. In town, residents enjoy world-class restaurants, premier golf courses, outstanding museums, beautiful beaches, Jacksonville Jaguars NFL football games, top-name entertainment and more. At the community, residents choose from a full slate of activities that change every day … many developed and led by the residents themselves. Westminster Woods on Julington Creek proudly o ers “ nancial incentives to retired ministers, missionaries, Christian educators, retired career military or surviving spouse as well as retired teachers, “ re“ ghters and police o cers. For many residents, the only question left is: Why did I wait so long? Call today for a personal tour and discover why a move to Westminster Woods on Julington Creek is the best move you can make! Please call 287-7300 or visit the community online at WestminsterRetirement.com. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Senior NewsLine!cial accountability, management and communication. This experience includes working with local colleges and high schools in recruiting summer interns and teaching them valuable job related skills, supporting the creation of mobile applications for our business partners, negotiating with private vendors to provide training courses, managing a half-million dollar budget and communicating with upperlevel management. As a board member I will seek to actively work to bring a higher level of awareness of the board. Shifting the boards actions towards bestuse practices and creating better results for our community. If you believe in my vision and experience, vote Daniel Henry for Soil & Water Conservation, Group 2 on November 6. Dave Milton, Non-Partisan Candidate for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 2 Living in Mandarin with my wife and three kids, I get to visit plenty of Mandarins parks. Several of those parks are located on our rivers and creeks, so Ive seen a lot of my neighbors enjoy one of the many bene“ ts of clean, healthy water. I want to “ ght to keep our water … our St. Johns River and our Julington-Durbin and Goodbys Creeks … beautiful, so Im running for Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor, Group 2. One of the most important things the district does is persuade citizens … without taking a dime in taxpayer money … to join in the “ ght by providing information about the bene“ ts of clean, healthy water. You can browse my Facebook page for more details: www. facebook.com/votedavemilton. In addition to my willingness to stand up for the things that matter to Mandarins citizens, theres something else I want to emphasize: if Im elected, Ill be a leader who listens before he leads. Too often, politicians run for o ce, thinking they know it all and they forget to pay attention to the people who elected them. Experience is no substitute for a listening ear. If you choose me as one of your district supervisors, I promise to serve you as your supervisor. I promise to pay attention to you, to your concerns and to your ideas. On November 6, please cast your vote for Dave Milton, Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor, Group 2! James Joseph Morton, NonPartisan Candidate for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 2 Did not respond. G reg Tison, Non-Partisan Candidate for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 2 I would like to introduce myself as a candidate for the Duval Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 2 (DSWCD). As a native of Duval County, my family spans back over six generations in this county. I want to guide our conservation policies and practices not only for todays issues, but also for future generations. As residents of Duval County, we are blessed to have great natural beauty in this county. While our greatest resource is the St. Johns River, it is also important that we promote conservation landward as well. With the e orts of the DSWCD working with other agencies and groups, we can continue to improve our quality of life and help our local economy. I will help protect our environment in three ways. First, I will be an active voice in meeting the challenges that the district faces. Second, I believe it is vital that we continue to educate the public on the soil and water districts mission and on educating our children and grandchildren. And third, I will work with local, state, and federal leaders our quality of life. As a past DSWCD district employee, I know “ rst-hand the challenges the district faces. I have worked with landowners in helping with the problems they have faced. I spent over 12 years working with governmental agencies enforcing the laws that protect our environment. As a DSWCD Supervisor, I will use my experience to protect our environment. Please vote yes for me on November 6. Brian Allen, Non-Partisan Candidate for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 4 My name is Brian Allen and I am running in the last race on the “ rst page of your ballot, Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 4. I am a 20 year veteran of the Army Reserve, served in Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom III, currently hold the rank of First Sergeant, earned my Master of Business Administration (MBA) from UNF in 2007 and I am the grandson and great-grandson of potato farmers from Hastings, Florida. I have been married to my wife for 14 years and we have two wonderful children, ages seven and “ ve, who attend public school. I am an active member of the same church I was raised since infancy. I originally ran for this position to eliminate some unnecessary costs to the tax payers caused by this board and wanted to create City Council oversight of this board to prevent the board from exercising its right to raise our taxes in the future. However, in addition to this goal, I am now encouraged by the broad range of support across the political spectrum I have garnered simply by being the only candidate in my race to actually attend at least one board meeting to date. Please vote for the tax payers and for accountability by voting for Brian Allen for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 4. Thank you! Cli ord Martin, Jr., Non-Partisan Candidate for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 4 The Soil and Water Conservation Board was created to educate, promote and implement best practices in regards to consuming Natural Resources such as land, water and air. Im Cli ord Martin, Jr. and I Candidates statements cont. from pg. 4Candidates statements cont. on pg. 6 It’s the American way!Polls Open 7AM 7 PM General Election November 6, 2012

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Page 6, Senior NewsLine 2012 € November 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com COMFORTKEEPERS.COM/OFFICE-126 HHA Lic#299992389 / HCS Reg#228233PERSONAL CARE COMPANIONSHIP 904-230-922012276 San Jose Blvd., Suite 306 Jacksonville, FL 32223 MandarinHearing and Balance Center What Will YourHolidaysSound Like? Interest free “nancing for 6 monthsExpires 11/30/2012. Not to be combined with any other offer.The holidays are full of sounds you dont want to miss, especially those of your family and friends celebrating happy times together. If hearing loss has taken the joy out of your holiday season, call us today before its too late. We can help you reconnect to everything … and everyone … that makes the holiday season so special. 12276 San Jose Blvd., Ste 516, Jacksonville, FL 32223 Your story continues here... Independent Living Personalized Assisted Living Alzheimers and Dementia Care 10660 Old St. Augustine Road Jacksonville, FL 32257(888) 409-6894www.horizonbay.comAssisted Living Facility Number: 5572 Weve served our country, raised our family and worked hard to be where we are … and were not about to slow down now. Thats why weve chosen to live in a community where we can enjoy life to the fullest. From great meals to fun activities, were more active and engaged than ever. We think youd love it here, too, so call or visit today. Weve earned this lifestyle... How about you? Baptist AgeWell Center for Senior Health, the centerpiece program of Baptist AgeWell Institute, has o cially opened to patients and their families. Led by a fellowship-trained geriatrician and sta ed by a multidisciplinary gerontology-trained team, AgeWell Center for Senior Health is an outpatient clinic of Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville o ering a comprehensive approach to geriatric healthcare that is unique to our region. Baptist Health has a longstanding commitment to helping people in our community maintain their quality of life as they age,Ž says Hugh Greene, president and CEO of Baptist Health. In 2011, we deepened this commitment by forming Baptist AgeWell Institute, which integrates research, education, clinical care and social services into a holistic program, followed by the opening of AgeWell Emergency Care for our elderly ER patients. The opening of AgeWell Center for Senior Health is the next signi“ cant step in transforming the way our community cares for older adults.Ž Located on the “ rst ” oor of the Baptist/Aetna building on Prudential Drive, AgeWell Center for Senior Health is designed to serve individuals 65 and older who are experiencing complex issues a ecting their daily activities. Common issues include: € Decline in function or ability to care for oneself € Falls, unsteady balance, muscle weakness € Multiple ER visits or unplanned hospitalizations in the past year € Incontinence € Poor appetite, weight loss € Memory loss, dementia € Depression, anxiety € Diagnosis of multiple diseases or conditions € Multiple prescribed medications Clinical care at AgeWell Center is led by Marisol Lance, DO, a fellowship-trained geriatrician who recently moved to Jacksonville from Birmingham, Alabama where she was an assistant professor at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care. I have made it my mission to improve the health and wellbeing of older persons,Ž said Dr. Lance. I am very excited to be here in Jacksonville leading the healthcare team that will positively impact the lives Center is dedicated to helping older adults stay healthy and independentof seniors in Northeast Florida through the work of Baptist AgeWell Center.Ž Patients of AgeWell Center for Senior Health receive a comprehensive geriatric assessment of the physical, emotional, social and home environmental factors that might be a ecting their health and wellbeing. Based on the “ ndings of the geriatric assessment, an integrated care plan is developed and a care coordinator, who is a quali“ ed social worker, works with the patient, family, primary care physician and the rest of the multidisciplinary team to implement the plan. Other members of the patients care team may include a clinical pharmacist, mental health provider, rehabilitation therapists, dietitian and clinical nurse specialist. The AgeWell Center o ers specialized services for bladder health, memory disorders, behavioral health, pharmacy therapy management, diabetes and senior rehabilitation for a variety of conditions including balance issues. The center also o ers practical support to the patients caregiver or family member and connects the patient and family to any needed social services within the community.am running for Soil and Water Conservation Board Supervisor. As a Florida native and 18 year resident of Jacksonville, this town has become home to me. I am a graduate of the University of North Florida, holding a Bachelor of Arts degree and am currently working towards my Masters in Business Administration. Having been a business owner myself and currently serving in a regional position for one of the worlds largest agricultural companies promoting healthy living, I understand the importance of taking care of our community, not just for us, but also our children. As your elected o cial I intend to hold numerous educational events to inform businesses and end users on how to preserve our national resources. Coming from a diverse background, I plan to put my experience in agriculture, business and health to work for you and the rest of Jacksonville. I am Cli ord Martin, Jr.; lets keep Jacksonville a beautiful place. Patrick McCain, Non-Partisan Candidate for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 4 This race is about three issues: advocacy, accountability and accessibility. If you havent followed this race so far, I cant blame you. Many residents do not know about the Duval County Soil and Water Conservation Board, its purposes or its powers. Theres a reason for that„those elected to the board are unpaid supervisors with almost no regulatory authority. Ask yourself: Why would someone spend thousands of dollars to win this election? I want to have an open debate about the true value of this board to the community. I am concerned that the board has e ectively become a sort of breeding ground for politicians rather than a useful apparatus of local government. I, like you, am concerned about conservation and environmental preservation. Thats why I ask for your support in this election. I want the actions of the board to be transparent. That means less space on their website for biographies and more for their activities. If you are really interested in my biography, call or e-mail me at mccainps@gmail.com. My number is 904-465-0842. Ill be available after the election. Please do not overlook this race when you go to vote. Let the last name on the ballot be your “ rst choice for Soil and Water Conservation Board! Vote Patrick McCain on November 6. Thank you for your support.Editors Note: This concludes the Candidate Statements for the November 6 General Election for Mandarin. Mandarin NewsLine reminds you to vote as you please, but please vote!Candidates statements cont. from pg. 5 (NewsUSA) Every “ ve seconds, someone goes blind, but in 80 percent of the cases, the blindness is preventable. Blindness from eye disease is often treatable, but only if its noticed early through routine eye exams. To help prevent avoidable vision loss, EyeCare America, a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, is o ering free eye exams by volunteer ophthalmologists dedicated to a worthy cause. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who specialize in eye and vision care, from glasses to complex surgeries. More than 45 million people worldwide are blind,Ž says Richard P. Mills, MD. In Get out of the dark with routine eye examsmany cases, the most severe eye diseases o er no warning signs, until its too late and vision loss is irreversible. But regular eye exams can help you catch problems early, while there is still time to treat conditions and prevent permanent loss of sight.Ž EyeCare America provides year-round eye exams at no out-of-pocket cost to people age 65 and over. Eye exams are provided by a corps of nearly 7,000 EyeCare America ophthalmologists across the United States and Puerto Rico. People who are interested in the program can visit www. eyecareamerica.org to see if they are eligible. The organizations online referral center also enables friends and family Eye exams cont. on pg. 7 Mandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Senior NewsLine 2012 € November 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com, Page 7 Dealing with dementia ? Need solutions ? Call Satori Pathway 904-732-4545 www.satoripathway.org With the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period quickly approaching (October 15 through December 7), now is a good time for seniors to review their current health care and prescription drug coverage. ElderSource is a local resource for information and assistance to help seniors through this important period in Medicare. The Department of Elder A airs SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program, in partnership with ElderSource, is reminding Florida Medicare bene“ ciaries to carefully evaluate their health care needs and seek assistance as needed to prepare for the Medicare Annual Election Period. With so many options among Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans, which vary by location, it is important for seniors to understand what options are available to them. Medicare bene“ ciaries who have questions or concerns about the upcoming Medicare Annual Enrollment Period have a place to turn and get objective help comparing plans. Specially trained SHINE volunteer counselors provide free information and assistance at several locations throughout Duval and St. Johns counties. To make an appointment, call the Elder HelpLine toll-free at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-9635337) and ask to be connected with a SHINE counselor. Individuals interested in getting help comparing plans should be ready to go to their counseling appointment with important information about their health and prescription drug coverage. To provide the best assistance, SHINE volunteers will need a list of medications the individual takes, a list of providers he or she wants to use (e.g., doctor or pharmacy), and any notices from an existing plan (i.e., Annual Notice of Change), Social Security or Medicare about changes to costs and coverage for next year. SHINE is a free service of the Florida Department of Elder A airs, operated locally through the Elder Source in Jacksonville, FL. SHINE provides free and unbiased Medicare information and counseling. For more information or to learn how you can volunteer, please call the Elder Helpline toll-free at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-9635337) or visit www.FloridaSHINE.org. On Monday evening, October 15, River Garden Senior Services hosted more than 300 guests for an incredible evening to participate in the o cial dedication of the agencys new addition and updated space. Members from throughout the Jacksonville community came out to help River Garden celebrate this milestone in the agencys history. Guests included leaders from the Jewish community and well as from the larger Jacksonville community including City Councilman Matt Schellenberg and representatives from Baptist Health, Florida Blue, SunTrust Bank, Community Hospice, Haven Hospice and Aetna Health. Donors, board members, residents and family members enjoyed cocktails and hors doeuvres as they toured the new and refurbished facilities. One guest commented, The Home never looked more stunning,Ž while another said, My mother lives upstairs and she is happier and healthier than shes been in a long time.Ž As part of the event, Linda and David Stein were recognized for their $1 million lead gift to the River Garden capital campaign in a red ribbon cutting ceremony of the new 10,000 square foot David A. Stein and Family Center. The space was dedicated in memory of his grandmother Rose, a founding motherŽ of River Garden. The addition is home to the Frisch Family Adult Day Care and Activities Pavilion and the Bernard and Alice Selevan Therapy Pavilion. The new space has the capacity to enable both the therapy center and the adult day care program to triple the number of clients served and increases River Gardens outreach into home and community based programs and services. The renovations of the existing space include the Trager/Peltz Admissions and Home Health Pavilion, the Parker and Wilf Dining Pavilion and the DuBow Pharmacy, as well as the Sloat Memory Care Pavilion. The refurbishment of the entire building is still in process. The evening was also an opportunity to thank all donors who have contributed to River Gardens capital campaign over the past 18 months. Campaign chairs Susan DuBow and Sandy Zimmerman, along with honorary chairs David and Linda Stein, were applauded. River Garden credits the entire community for the success of the campaign. We are very grateful to each and every donor, but we could not have SHINE volunteers help navigate Medicare year-roundRiver Garden celebrates the future Capital campaign co-chairs Sandy Zimmerman and Susan DuBow with honorary chairs Linda and David Stein.done it without the leadership of our chairs and Visionary donors that got the campaign o to a running start,Ž remarked Martin Goetz, CEO of River Garden. While touring the building one donor remarked This is where my donation went … I am thrilled to be a part of this place.Ž After hearing about the expansion of outpatient and home health services that River Garden is now able to provide to the community as a result of the addition and refurbishment, another donor remarked, This organization really has its act together.Ž Join us as we continue on this journey to keep building a strong agency that is recognized nationally as one of the leading senior service agencies. It is not too late to add your name to the growing list of donors to the capital campaign. To schedule a tour please contact Kathy Osterer, director of development or Beth Wolpo capital campaign coordinator at 260-1818. members to “ nd out instantly if their loved ones are eligible to be matched with an ophthalmologist. While some eye diseases, such as cataracts, progress slowly and o er symptoms, serious eye problems, such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy, often o er few or no warning signs. They can be caught and treated in the early stages through a medical eye exam when preventive care is still possible. By the time these conditions do begin to show symptoms, such as blurred vision or black spots across the “ eld of vision, often vision loss is irreversible. EyeCare America provides services to medically underserved seniors and those at a high risk for eye disease. Since its inception, EyeCare America has helped over 1.5 million people.Eye exams cont. from pg. 6 Shuffleboard! Every Tuesday, 9:30 AMMandarin ParkBeginners welcome! Just show up!

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Page 3 Whats New Page 4 From the Council MemberPage 5 School District Journal Page 6 The Sheriff Reports Page 7 Your Voice Your Vote Page 8 General Election GuidePage 10 MMHS new director Page 13 Mandarin Womens Club Gardening Page 14 Encore! Page 15 MHS presents FamePage 16 Movie Review Page 17 Faith News Page 16 Etiquette by Elizabeth Page 20 US Coast Guard Page 21 MHS Sports Local Sports Scene Page 22 Yard of the Month Page 23 Jaguars and Boy Scouts Fishing ReportSection B Senior NewsLine SERVING THE MANDARIN COMMUNITY SINCE 2006 MandarinNewsLineSM Visit our online edition at www.mandarinnewsline.comMEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS Mandarin NewsLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223 Whats Inside Volume 7, Issue 2 November 2012Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Cher ChezA Family Salonwww.SalonCherchez.com Celebrating 6 years! Donations of food throughout the year help keep the hungry of Mandarin from going without meals that we take for granted. Even though this is very generous, it does not help the need felt right here in our neighborhood during the holiday season, particularly Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Mandarin Food Bank relies exclusively on the charity and generosity of the neighbors and businesses right here in the Mandarin areabut during the On Monday, October 3, Jacksonville Jaguar o ensive guard Jason Spitz was presented with an honor he undoubtedly never expected when his football journey began back in 1996-97 at Mandarin Middle School (MMS)his jersey was ceremoniously retired. Then, he was an o ensive lineman for the MMS Hawks and that year the team went undefeated and won the Southern Division championship. Now, he is a member of the hometown Jacksonville Jaguars. A strong foundation for Mandarins very rst Homecoming Parade on October 19 turned out to be yet another successful event for the high school. With the band playing songs, the cheerleaders dancing and so many other clubs and sports teams riding on oats and marching, the community was de nitely excited to come out and watch. The parade was led by the local re station and then was followed by Dr. Richardson, the principal of Mandarin High. Now is the time to book your Holiday Ads! Call 886-4919 to make a reservation today! Hol i H H Help Mandarin Food Bank share a Happy ThanksgivingBy Karl Kennell Volunteers Joseph Clevenger, Robert McGouey and Bill Armstrong weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas the pantry struggles to help those in need to have a traditional dinner, an event of joy and family that so many of us take for granted. It is important this year that Mandarin steps forward to help ll our areas need so that each of us can celebrate the holidays with a traditional meal. During these times of economic stress, those seeking a little help have grown exponentially. To help the Mandarin Food Bank and the community, Mandarin NewsLine is asking individuals and local businesses help meet the need of these families particularly around the holidays. We must remember that these are our neighbors who nd themselves in the very challenging position of just putting food on the table for their children and themselves. One just needs to visit the Mandarin Food Bank on any given weekday morning to realize the impact the organization has on these familiesfamilies which are like yours. Volunteers are challenged every day to ll the bags for the clients, carefully stocking from shelves that from day to day hold di erent quantities and types of food. One bag is used for protein, which may contain cans of tuna sh, beans and peanut butter; another bag is lled with canned vegetables, fruit and souphopefully 10 cans total per client. There is a bag for cereal, co ee, tea and other drinks. Toilet paper, soap and laundry supplies are included in another bag. MHSs rst Homecoming Parade is a success!By Zoe Smolios, MHS StudentNext came all of the nominees that were picked for homecoming court and the candidates who were up for Homecoming King and Queen (crowned later that night at the football game), driven in convertibles. All of the oats were decorated for the theme, Mustang Pride/Beat the Spruce Creek Hawks and were judged on creativity. The winning oat was awarded at the Homecoming game that night. It was the The marine biology oat won Best Float in the Homecoming Parade.Mandarin Middle School Hawks celebrate former player By Karl Kennell Spitzs future accomplishments formed on the MMS football eld. He went on to attend Bolles, where he was a rst team All-First Coast selection as a two-way lineman. In his senior year he had 10 sacks and 56 total tackles. His prowess on the eld continued at the University of Louisville, where he started all four years for the Cardinals and was named rst-team All-Big East. At Louisville he was originally meant to be redshirted his freshman year, but was made the starting right guard during the game with Duke in 2002. In 2003, Spitz had a highly successful junior season and started all 12 games at right guard. That year the Cardinal o ense led Division 1-A in total o ense, scoring and passing e ciency Jersey retirement cont. on pg. 15 Homecoming parade cont. on pg. 11 Mandarin Food Bank cont. on pg. 13

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com November 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 3 Whats NewCommunity HappeningsDo you have community or club news you would like included in Mandarin NewsLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: editor@mandarinnewsline.com or 886-4919. RT Publishing, Inc. The CreekLine The Ocean Breeze Mandarin NewsLine Players JournalPublisher Rebecca Taus publisher@rtpublishinginc.comEditor Martie Thompson editor@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Linda Gay lg@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Heather Seayhs@rtpublishinginc.comGraphic Design, Lisa Felegygraphics@rtpublishinginc.com RT Publishing, Inc. 12443 San Jose Boulevard Suite 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Ph: 904-886-4919 The Mandarin NewsLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via bulk mail to all addresses in Zip Codes 32223, 32258 and selected routes in 32257. Submission of articles and photographs are received by mail or email, although email to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com is preferred. The writers opinions do not necessarily reect the opinion of RT Publishing, Inc. Advertising Rates are available by request. RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. RT Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2012. At RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com. Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy The Mandarin Council of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerces largest and best event is the 16th annual Chili Cook-o Come join us again this year on Saturday, November 17 at the RiverPlace Shopping Center on San Jose Boulevard. Many thanks to Title Sponsor Verizon Wireless as well as Gold Sponsors Robert E. Burke, CPA, Mandarin NewsLine (RT Publishing, Inc.), VyStar Credit Union and Rainbow International and Silver Sponsors Care Spot, Florida Imageworks and Design and Legrands Steak and Seafood. If you are interested in being a sponsor of this great event or sharing your famous chili recipe by being a cooker/ contestant, please contact Mark Goldwich at 406-7232. The Mandarin Community Club will observe Veterans Day with a wreath-laying ceremony on Sunday, November 11.The Correction: Due to a reporting and editing error, MHS student musician Blake Kemples last name appeared incorrectly in the article about the local band, Its just a State of Mind for teen band in the October 2012 issue of Mandarin NewsLine. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.public is invited to attend this event scheduled for 3:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial located within the Billard Park, located at 11642 Brady Road. For further information, please call 268-1622. The AARP Driver Safety Program for drivers 50 and older will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, November 13 and 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Memorial Hospital, located at 3625 University Boulevard South. AARP members fee is $12; non-members fee is $14. This course is free to veterans and their dependants in November and you must attend both days for certi cation to qualify for auto insurance discount. To register, please call 391-1320. The River City Womens Club monthly luncheon meeting will be held at the Mandarin Ramada Inn beginning at 10:30 a.m. on November 21. Mary Habres of Encore Home Staging and Redesign will present a program on ideas for making changes in your home that will give it a new look Visitors are welcome. The cost of the luncheon is $15.50. Please call 262-8719 for reservations. The Dogwood Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club will meet on November 13, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mandarin Garden Club, located at 2892 Loretto Road. The November program will be a presentation on ower and wreath arrangements for the holidays. Our circle would love to have anyone interested in this topic join us a guest on November 13. Refreshments will be served. Please call 571-6765 for information. You can access the club website at http://home. comcast.net/~harper113. The Mandarin Womens Club program for Thursday, November 15 is Game Day, which includes Bridge, Bunco, Mah Jongg and Mexican Train. This program will be held at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road and doors open at 10:30 a.m. Club membership is open to all women no matter where they live. The price of the luncheon is $15.50 for members and $16.50 for non-members. Reservations are required; please call Marilyn at 260-8431 by November 10 or call Diane at 880-5354 for more information about our club. Check our website at http://home. comcast.net/~echoecho46/site/ The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society once again hosts Winter Celebration, a special family day of fun and educational activities at the Walter Jones Historical Park, located at 11964 Mandarin Road from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1. Activities include hayrides, choirs from the Mandarin Presbyterian and Philip R. Cousin AME churches, traditional and original folk music, the Jacksonville Community Band, Lindsay Schwieterman-Fait portraying Harriet Beecher Stowe, museum and historic Webb Farmhouse tours, crafts, historic re-enactments, train rides, oldfashioned childrens games, food and more. For more information, please call 268-0784, email us at mandarinmuseum@bellsouth.net or visit our website www.mandarinmuseum.net. You can also check us out at www.facebook. com/mandarinmuseum. The Italian American Club would like to thank all its friends and neighbors in Mandarin for their continued attendance at our Festa Italiana. Many of you have been coming to Festa for years and it is so appreciated! We will celebrate Thanksgiving with a club dinner and general meeting on Sunday November 18 at 1:00 p.m. We will also have election of Whats New cont. on pg. 5Copies of this online coupon are not accepted

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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine November 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & well work at increasing your business!Mandarin NewsLine886-4919 From the City Council Members DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 Located just north of Baymeadows Road (904) 367-8700 We built this business in 2000. VOTE Nov. 6! since 1996 S San Jose Boulevard St. Johns River N Baymeadows RoadLaw Oces of Michael S. Drews, P.A.Sunbeam Road ANGELOS BARBERSHOP OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11531-10 San Jose Blvd.We do the best straight razor shaves in town!Starting November 1st Seniors Discounts $13 Mon-Thurs. till noon. All Day Thursday come for our $13 Horseshoe Club Thank-you for supporting our small business! Bernice Dunn Consultant ~~~ 904-613-3848email: beedunn@me.com www.beedunn.myrandf.com Dear Editor: Florida has more rstmagnitude springs than any state in the country and more rst-magnitude springs than any country in the world. Thats pretty impressive. In the October 2012 edition of Mandarin NewsLine, the spokesperson for the St. Johns River Water Management District penned an article lauding the district for its focus on our world-class springs. Unfortunately, this spokesperson forgot to mention some pretty critical facts. For many years, the district recognized a limit to the amount of water we could take from our aquifer before our springs would su er signi cant damage. But more recently, the district, led by its newly appointed executive director, denied any real connection between water withdrawals and the health of our springs. This denial doesnt square with the evidence, nor does the denial square with common sense. Most people understand the following truism: when you withdraw more than you deposit, your account balance goes down. This truism is right on point when it comes to our The citys budget was passed by the City Council on September 25 and implemented on October 1. This new scal year brings much anxiety among employees and citizens alike. The city red hundreds of employeesemployees whose institutional knowledge is forever lost. Library hours were shortened and to top it o they will now be closed an additional day of the week. Initially, the mayors budget included mowing the right-of-ways only four times a yearthankfully, the City Council found additional money to increase the frequency, but still not enough for the 12 times a year that is needed. My impression is that the City Council will be much more active in the governance of the city because there is a leadership vacuum at the top. One glaring example of indecision has cost the city over $50,000 a month. In the spring of this year, the mayor put out on bid for management of the citys public sports facilities, which SMG has had for over 18 years without a competitive Where does City Hall go from here? bid. I thought this was a great idea. Two quali ed bids were returned, with each saving the city over $50,000 a month. Now heres the rub. The Jaguars have a veto power over the EverBank facility, and they prefer retaining SMG. The mayor prefers the other bidder who has a relationship with him. So, its been four months and counting that the city could have been saving $50,000, because the mayor has not signed a new contract. City Hall continues to pay more instead of saving $50,000 a month. So, as you read this article, the total will be ve months or $250,000. Enough said. On another note, I recently introduced a Resolution which asks the mayor to investigate the bene ts of selling JEA. I would like to list several, but not all, of the reasons why I believe we should consider its sale: 1) The only control City Hall has over the JEA is the appointment of its board. Meaning, employee raises are not controlled or reviewed by the city. 2) In lieu of Ad Valorem taxes, the city receives a transfer amount of $106,000,000 a year, increasing only $2,500,000 a year for the next three years. 3) Because of the transfer agreement, the School Board does not collect any ad valorem taxes, which could be more than $40,000,000 a year. 4) If sold for a billion dollars or more, City Hall could use some of the proceeds to get a handle on the pension and pay down the citys $500,000,000 debt. 5) Comparing our electric rates to those of our neighboring counties, our rates might be lower after a sale. Both Jacksonville Beach and Clay County bid out their electric rates. Who bids for their business? JEA and FPL. I like competition and I think there is no harm in seeking bids for the value of JEA. Finally, is owning an electric utility a core function of governmentespecially when we have very little control of their operation? Ill be the chair of an Ad Hoc Committee that will analyze the potential bene ts and/ or consequences of selling JEA. Please let me know your thoughts. I can be reached at MattS@ coj.net or 630-1388.Letter to the Editor springs: when the district allows permit applicants to withdraw more water from our aquifer than Mother Nature can deposit, the springs su er. If the sorry state of our springs wasnt bad enough, theres another problem: the people our governor has chosen take care of our water dont know the facts or know the facts and dont care. I hope the district takes another look at the evidence and reconsiders its position on the potentially harmful e ects of water withdrawals. Dave Milton Mandarin

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com November 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 School District Journal By Contributing Writer Tommy Hazouri, School Board Representative, District 7 Jacksonville Health & Wellness CenterChiropractic ~ Massage ~ Mental Health Counseling ~ Functional Medicine ~ Yoga ~ Spinal Rehab ~ Nutrition Counseling ~ Meal Planning and Supplemental Guidance ~ Natural Hormone Balancing Let Chiropractic help you with Headaches, Back, Leg, & Neck Pain, Work & Auto Injuries Let our multidisciplinary approach help you with: Weight Loss, Fatigue, Diabetes, Depression, Anxiety, High Blood Pressure, Fibromyalgia, ADHD, Autoimmunity, Gluten Intolerance, to name a few.268-65689957 Moorings Dr., Ste. 403 (o of San Jose Blvd) Mandarin, Jacksonville 32257www.DrRepole.com Ch iropr a Mea l P l Wei Fi b Congratulations to our newly selected Superintendent of Duval County Public Schools, Dr. Nikolai P. Vitti. Dr. Vitti was the Chief Academic O cer of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth largest school district in the nation. Twentynine applicants were submitted to the Duval County School Board from around the country. After reviewing the applications, the School Board narrowed the selection down to ve nalists, followed by a very transparent and exhaustive interview process by parents, students, teachers, community leaders and countless others. Then there were three. The three nalists were Dr. Kriner Cash, Superintendent of Memphis City Schools; Dale Robbins, retired Assistant Superintendent of the Gwinnett County School District; and, Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Chief Academic Of- cer, Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Again, we conducted a deep vetting, with extensive interviews, personal research, county participation, including sessions with sta community members, School Board-Elect members and School Board candidates. Your School Board then had another round of Superintendent candidate interviews and, nally the vote, selecting Dr. Vitti to succeed Superintendent Ed PrattDannals. More information about our new Superintendent can be found on the School Board website at www.duvalschools.org. 2011 2012 Improvement K-2 students taking FAIR and scoring greater than 75% 71% 79% 8 points (11.3%) 2007 2010 Improvement Percent of Duval Graduates completing a College Ready Curriculum 65.7% 82.9% 17.2 points (26.2%) Percent of Florida Graduates completing a College Ready Curriculum 59.6% 60.2% .6 points (1%) 2007 2011 Improvement Graduation Rate (NGA) 59.8% 7l.2% 11.4 points (19%) College Ready (Reading) SAT, ACT, CPT or PERT 52.0% 66.5% 14.5 points (28%) College Ready (Math) SAT, ACT, CPT or PERT 44.5% 49.4% 4.9 points (11%) High Schools with Excellent, Good or Satisfactory Grades 31.6% 84.2% 52.6 points (166.5%) 2007 2012 Improvement Acceleration Program Expansion 7 24 242.9% AP, IB, AICE Exams Passed 5,082 8,350 64% Dual Enrollment Courses Passed 3,500 6,537 87% All Students Enrolled in Rigorous Courses 23,369 36,667 56.9% African American Students in Rigorous Courses 7,712 13,670 77% 2007 2012 Improvement Career Academies Established 17 40 135.3% Students in Career Academies 2,782 9,873 255% Acceleration Program Expansion 7 24 242.9% Students Missing 20+ Days 17,800 8,715 -51% Students Overage by More Than 1 Year 7.4% 5.7% -1.7 points (23%) SESIR Conduct Violations (Major) 8,080 4,314 -46.6% Reduced the Turnover rate for new Teachers (first three years) 38% 31% -7 points -18.4% Reduced the number of Teachers out of field 778 405 48% Increased the number of Volunteers in schools 19,000 27,500 45% Increased the number of Mentors in schools 2,086 4,183 101% Whats New cont. from pg. 3Lets all give a warm welcome to Dr. Vitti as he leads our district and builds on the many successes we are having. The General election for national, state, and local o cials is on Tuesday, November 6. The School Board seat for District 7 will be on the ballot. I have been honored and privileged to represent this district for the past eight years and, as I will be leaving the board, my successor will be elected that day. When you vote, please elect the person who you think will continue working with the Mandarin community and its very successful schools. The new board member should be one who will continue to ght for all of our schools in general and further helping our Mandarin schools become even more successful. My thanks goes to our students, teachers, principals, sta and, of course, our involved parents. Mandarin High, while it has not received its letter grade for this year (November for high schools) is among the best in the nation. I would also like to share this years Progress Indicators with you. Below is a chart outlining gains made over the past ve years. Important dates: November 5: School Board Meeting, Cline Auditorium, 6:00 p.m. November 7: Early Dismissal Day November 12: Veterans Day, schools and administrative o ces closed November 21: Weather Day, schools closed November 22 23: Thanksgiving, schools and administrative o ces closed November 26: Weather Day, schools closed November 28: Early Dismissal Day Thought for the Month: When you wish upon a star, makes no di erence who you are, anything your heart desires will come to you. Jiminy Cricket (lyrics by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington) the board and o cers for 2013 at this meeting. As always, our club is available for rentals. Please check out the website at www. iacofjacksonville.com. The Mandarin Chapter of AARP meets the third Friday of every month at 2:00 p.m. at Augustine Landing, located at 10141 Old St. Augustine Road. We are a non-pro t, non-partisan membership organization, af- liated with the national AARP. Our activities and programs are designed to help people age 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. Visitors are welcome! For additional information, please call 733-0516 or email alex9520@comcast.net. The MOMS Club of Jacksonville/Mandarin-SE o ers support for stay at home and part-time working moms living in zip code 32258. With the club, you will have enriching activities for you and your children, during the day when you need the most support. A sample of activities include park days, beach days, monthly socials, playgroups and eld trips to the zoo and museums. For additional information, please email semandarinmoms@yahoo.com. The Bumblebee Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club will be meeting on Wednesday, November 7 at 4:00 p.m. Children ages ve through 14 are welcome. We will be making cinder block planters to take home. Meetings are held monthly on the Duval County early release Wednesdays. The Mandarin Garden Club is located at 2892 Loretto Road. For more information, please contact mandaringardenclub@comcast. net. Happy Fall! The Clay Network of North-For the fth year in a row, in an e ort to promote a safe and healthy Halloween for children, Krantz Dental Care will buy back the candy that young trick-or-treaters collect this year. The candy will then be donated to our troops serving overseas. Candy can be brought to Krantz Dental Care at 12058 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 102 from Monday, November 5 through Wednesday, November 7 between 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Krantz Dental Care will pay $1 for each pound of candy brought in (with a two pound limit). Children can also bring in notes with personal messages to the United States troops that we will include in the shipment. Last year we collected over 1500 pounds of candy for our troops. Help us to collect even more this year! Everyone wins at this annual event put together by Dr. Alan Krantz and his team at Krantz Dental Care. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Halloween candy buy back Whats New cont. on pg. 11

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine November 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer John H. Rutherford, Duval County Sheriff www.atlasphysicaltherapy.com St. Johns429-0290World Golf VillageNOW OPEN342-4994Mandarin 292-0195 We are Your Community Therapist FREE Atlas drawstring bag with this ad.(Limit to rst 100 customers). Follow us on Twitter @AtlasSportsMed The Jacksonville Sheri s O ce has identi ed popular economic scams that are currently circulating online or targeting residents in the Jacksonville area. These economic crimes can take place in person; on the phone; or online. The key to not becoming a victim is to be aware of these popular scams; ask questions when solicited; and if victimized, report these activities to police at 630-0500 the JSO non-emergency number. 1. Pigeon Drop: This scam usually involves two suspects; one suspect will state they have and visually show the victim a large amount of cash and/ or savings bonds. The second suspect will approach and add his opinion on what to do with the money. The suspects manipulate the victim into thinking that they will be able to split the money three ways if they can secure or verify the other cash and bonds. The suspects eventually collect all of the cash from the victim and leave the victim holding a bag of worthless paper. The elderly are usually targeted as victims and this generally occurs in store parking lots. 2. Sweepstakes Scams: These scams involve a phone call usually from an out-of country cell phone number declaring to the victim that they have won a cash prize or vehicle. The victim is then told that they must provide some tax cash or stamps to pay customs for the cash being allowed to enter the country. The suspect will give the victim instructions to wire money to another for the purpose of releasing the cash and car. The victim will be told over and over that there were issues and more money will need to be wired. The victim never receives any prize. Anytime you are asked to pay money in order to receive a cash prize, you need to be aware. The same applies for foreign o cials in need of assistance from people in the United States. Dont bite on those, either. 3. Secret Shopper Scam: This scam will generally originate through email or regular mail. The scam involves a seemingly legitimate check being mailed to the victim, giving directions for secretly shopping for an item. The check will be for more than the item will cost. The victim will be instructed to deposit the check into their checking account and wire a set amount of money back to the company. Shortly after the victim deposits the check and wires the money, the victims bank will declare that the check is counterfeit and the victim is responsible for the full amount withdrawn from the account. 4. Reshipping Scam: This scam involves the victim looking for a work from home job. The victim will be told that they are working for a logistics company (or similar type). The victim is told that they will be paid monthly, usually a large amount and reimbursed for shipping supplies. The victim will be instructed to reship items that are delivered to victims address, usually out of the country. The victim is told that they will not be paid until the end of the second month. The victim continues to reship the items anticipating the large paycheck that will never show up. 5. Craigslist/Classi ed Ad Scam: This scam involves the victim selling something via a classi ed ad. The victim will be contacted by an interested party. Usually the full asking price will be agreed upon and the purchaser will send a check to the seller. The check arrives and is for much more than the agreed upon price. The purchaser will re-contact the seller and state that it was a mistake, and will have the seller return the overage to the purchaser. The seller deposits the check and sends the overage back to the purchaser, at which time the sellers bank tells them the check is fraudulent. This can sometimes be days or weeks after the check has been deposited, even if the bank originally veri ed that the check was legitimate. The seller is now responsible for the total amount withdrawn from the account. 6. Grandson/granddaughter/ friend stuck overseas and needs money to get out of jail or pay for hospital bills calls grandma/ grandpa to wire the money. Sometimes people receive what looks like an email from this person, making it more believable. If an email or caller says please dont call my parents, I dont want to get in trouble/ worry them, that is a red ag. Sometimes the email is generated because the persons account was hacked or phished when a virus attacked their mail contacts. When someone emails or calls you asking for money because they are in trouble, call them or a loved one and check out the story. With the enormous popularity of the various social networking sites, vacationers family members are being scammed because the criminal can see that the vacationer is legitimately out of the country. Limit who can see your status online and do not broadcast your vacation plans on these networks until you have returned home. 7. Do not give your bank account information or Social Security Number online, in response to an email. Banks do not ask for this information online in an email and if they do, it is always wise to use the contact phone number and con rm that the institution or trusted source actually sent you the email or link. 8. ATM/Waiter/Gas Pump skimming: A small handheld device is used to scan your debit/ credit card number. Then your credit card numbers are sent to another location, sometimes out of the country and used to make purchases. Check receipts carefully. Avoid using a debit card at all, but if you must, only use it to get money out of an ATM machine housed within your banking institution. If you must use an ATM that is not housed within your banking institution, grab the slot which accepts your debit card and try wiggling it. If it moves or seems loose it may be a skimming device. Legitimate ATM machines will not be loose at all. If a criminal gets hold of your money, it could be weeks before you have access to it while the bank investigates. 9. With the large amount of transactions we make online and via the use of codes on smart phones with the purchases charged to a debit or credit card instantaneously, we remind people to go online and check their bank statements with greater frequency. The once a month review of a bank statement is a thing of the past, with the ability to review purchases/ debits/credits online any time of day or night. We encourage people to do this. Use the alerts o ered by your banking institution to be noti ed of activity on your account. 10. Do not keep your PINs or codes or Security Question Answers with your wallet or checkbook. If you are storing private information like this in your mobile device (phone or tablet), make sure you have a passcode for the device and lock it when not in use. Adding layers of security, such as passcodes and logins (or rejecting automatic log-ins on computers) wont stop you from being victimized, but it will make it harder for the criminal to access your personal information. Other common scams Tech scam: Caller says he works for Microsoft, as an example and he wants to notify you of a virus on your computer. He says he can help and within a few clicks of your mouse, he has access to your computer and all of its secret information. No one will ever legitimately call you to help you rid viruses on your computer.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com November 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 7 Your Voice, Your VoteBy Contributing Writer Jerry Holland, Supervisor of Elections, Duval County NOW is the time to reserve space for your Holiday Party! Private room is available for large groups. Margarita Monday $2.50 all daywith purchase of an entree or appetizerMEXICAN RESTAURANT MEXICAN RESTAURANT $3 Off Lunch or Dinner Specialwith purchase of two lunch or dinner entreesExcludes Speedy Gonzalez and Daily Lunch Specials. Good with coupon only, Expires 11/30/12. Happy Thanksgiving from: MEXI y o u f Authentic Mexican Cuisine As our o ce wraps up the nal preparation for the November 6 General Election, I am encouraging Duval County voters to also be prepared for Election Day. Voters are encouraged to check their voter registration information to ensure accuracy now and not wait until Election Day. If you have not voted since the last presidential election, please know that many delays and voter registration issues at the polls are an easy x with just a phone call to the Elections O ce 630-1414 or by visiting the website at Duvalelections. com prior to Election Day. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day Im encouraging all voters to do one thing before November 6: research the ballot. For the rst time all Duval County voters will be issued a four-page ballot which contains multiple races and 11 proposed amendments to the state Constitution. The amendments are extensive, over 3000 words and will require thorough consideration; therefore, Im anticipating long lines and delays at the polls. If you follow these helpful tips it will ensure you are ready for Election Day and minimize potential delays: Research the amendments. Although my o ce is governmental in nature, we strive to educate and provide resourceful tools on the electoral process. Yet it is essential that we remain nonpartisan. The website is a source of information with various links to websites like the Collins Center, a nonpartisan, nonpro t organization that provides information on the amendments. Consider voting by mail, which is available to all registered voters. Vote by Mail ballots allow voters to vote in their own time at their convenience and are easily requested through the website or by calling the Elections O ce. Voters must request a Vote by Mail ballot prior to October 31. Voters planning to vote early or on Election Day should mark their sample ballot and bring that sample ballot with them to the polling place or early voting site. Reading, researching and marking your sample ballot prior to walking into the polling place will save you time on Election Day. Sample ballots are also available on the website. When voting early or on Election Day, please remember to bring a photo and signature identi cation with you to the polls or you will be required to vote a provisional ballot. A list of acceptable forms of IDs are available on the website. Early voting is October 27 through November 3. With three opportunities to vote your voice, there is no reason to forgo one of the greatest freedoms a orded to all Americans, the right to vote. Our o ce continues to convey the voice of the people by providing fair, accurate and accessible elections. Most responsible people understand they should purchase liability insurance on their home and automobile to protect them if they have an accident or make a mistake and injure someone or damage some ones property. Is it ever possible to underestimate the amount of liability insurance you need? Absolutely! Disasters happen all the time. Life is very unpredictable. The solution however is not di cult. Personal umbrella policies provide liability limits that are excess over your limits of liability on your homeowners and automobile policies. They are sold in increments of $1,000,000 and are not very expensive. Here are three reasons to consider a purchase of a personal umbrella policy: 1. You can never predict how much an accident or mistake will cost. Consider serious The case for umbrella insuranceBy Contributing Writer Bob Ebersberger, President, Varsity Insurance, Inc.accidents with permanent multiple injuries or fatalitiesdog bites, pool accidents, inexperienced young driver errors occur every day. Business owners and people with large assets are targets of lawsuits. 2. With proper coverage you have one less thing to worry about. You can let the Umbrella Insurance Company lawyers defend you as the cost of legal defense is included in the policy limits. 3. Umbrella coverage is inexpensive and easy to buy. Pricing for $1,000,000 coverage begins at around $200 a year. 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Page 8, Mandarin NewsLine November 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com I am running for Congress as a WRITE-IN CANDIDATE, on a Public Platform; mandating for appropriate Middle Class Wages, a Cost of Living Price Regulatory Agreement, an IRS Deductible National Health Care Plan, and for Full Faith Fiat Issue To Finance Government Services and Provide Employment; this Will Generate the Consumer Purchasing Power we need to sustain Economic Growth. U.S. Representative, District 4 Paid for by Gary L. Koniz for Congress In advance of the General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, Mandarin NewsLine invited each of the candidates for Duval County School Board, Districts 3 and 7; County Court Judge, Group 12; Clerk of the Circuit Court; Florida State Senator, District 4; United States Representative, District 4; and Soil and Water Conservation District, Groups 1, 2 and 4 to submit a statement for this special election section. The content of the statements was left up to each candidate; the only stipulation was that the statement could not exceed 250 words. No substantive editing of the statements took place. Each statement is printed in its entirety. Suzanne Jenkins, Non-Partisan Candidate for Duval County School Board, District 3 Children are our future; educating them should be our rst priority! I am a parent, small business owner, citizen activist and former City Council member who has a passion for public education. My husband and I graduated from Jacksonvilles public schools, as have our three children. Our commitment to public education is clear: Weve invested in our children. Now Im asking you to let me invest in yours. Ive led City Council committees, neighborhood associations, PTAs, School Advisory Councils and my own business. I work by creating e ective relationships with people from all walks of lifeand I never give up. Jacksonvilles economic growth and our childrens futures depend on what we do now to strengthen our neighborhood and magnet schools. My priorities will be to ramp up technology, maximize district e ciency, remove redundancy, tighten student discipline, support classroom teachers, preserve the arts and extracurricular activities and fortify academic and career training opportunities in all of our schools. Now is the time for bold leadership to transform our schools! I am ready to take o ce and begin working with our new superintendent from day one. I have always been and will continue to be available and accountable to the Duval County taxpayers. You can elect a proven leader and former public servant who has the skill sets necessary to lead our school system to the next level and beyond. I humbly ask for your vote for Duval County School Board, District 3. Ashley Smith Juarez, NonPartisan Candidate for Duval County School Board, District 3 I bring real world experience and a lifetime commitment to education. I am an educator and a small business owner. Meeting a budget, operating e ciently and building meaningful public-private partnerships are things I do every day. I know that students learn di erently. I know we need better policies for our schools. In my current role, I look at whats working in education, whats not working and how we can improve. On day one, I will roll up my sleeves ready to do the tough work to get our schools on track. I will be a fresh, new voice for our schools. Public schools are the cornerstone of community, and our schools are struggling. We have to do things di erently. We need to be transparent about our challenges and we need policies that make sense. Our schools should be safe, nurturing and inspiring for all students. I will focus on learning that prepares students for a 21st Century economy using technology, career training and hands-on learning. As a school board member, I will listen to teachers and parents, and engage all stakeholders to help build a world-class school system. I will be a trusted voice, a good listener and a bold leader to improve our schools. To learn more about my vision to deliver better schools, please visit www.AshleySmithJuarez.com or email me directly at Ashley@ AshleySmithJuarez.com. I would be honored to serve you on the school board and I ask for your vote on November 6. Jason Fischer, Non-Partisan Candidate for Duval County School Board, District 7 I love Jacksonville. This is where I was born and raised and I am proud to be able to raise my family here. I am a businessman with CSX Transportation. Prior to CSX, I spent ve years supporting the Global War on Terrorism as a civilian engineer with the United States Navy. As a businessman and engineer, I will provide the leadership necessary to transform our schools from failure into success. I have the business acumen necessary to end the budget gimmicks and get our nancial house in order. I have the problem solving skills necessary to tackle tough issues. I am a dedicated public servant and I will make sure that our schools focus more on educating our children than they do on Cadillac bene ts for unions. I will expand public school choice options and I will keep our taxes low. As a common sense conservative, I have earned the endorsement of leaders such as former Governor Jeb Bush, Attorney General Pam Bondi, State Attorney Angela Corey and many local businessmen. On November 6, please vote for me, Jason Fischer for School Board. Visit www.VoteJasonFischer.com. Jon Heymann, Non-Partisan Candidate for Duval County School Board, District 7 Jon Heymann, School Board candidate, brings a proven track record to the School Board, from his youth gang ministry, to education consulting, to his present work with Communities In Schools (14 years). He holds a Masters Degree in Education (UF), and is completing a Doctorate at UNF. Education is his commitment, his career and his calling. Clemson University has given Heymann their top national award for his work in Drop-Out Prevention and Stanford University has called him a Transformational Leader. Heymann has the broadest bipartisan support of any candidate for his vision and goals, that a world-class school system is clearly within our reach. His national and local board involvements, as well as his grass-roots perspective will be incredibly valuable as a School Board member. We can radically reform our schools without raising taxes. We must develop policy and practice that guarantees: (1) Safe, student-centered classrooms with high quality teachers. Being married to a Teacher of the Year, its clear that great teachers are hired and supported by great principals and this combination creates great student performance; (2) Multiple pathways to graduation, expanding the options and choices available for students to succeed; (3) Rigorous, relevant instruction focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math); (4) Expand Magnet programs to all neighborhood schools, ensuring world-class institutions that parents will proudly send their children to. His wife of 37 years, Cheryl is Teacher of the Year at the number one middle school in Florida and they attend Christian Family Chapel. Michelle Kalil, Non-Partisan Candidate for County Court Judge, Group 12 I am a Mandarin resident running for county judge because I want to use my extensive legal and life experiences to serve and improve the community in which Im raising my family and that my family has called home for three generations. After graduating from Wolfson High School and University of Floridas Law School, I began my legal career at the Public Defenders o ce, where I had the opportunity to serve as a division chief. There I supervised and mentored many attorneys and led more than 50 jury trials. My legal experience includes all types of criminal and civil litigation. I currently own my own law rm located in San Marco. My community service includes work for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and the Sulzbacher Homeless Center. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation named me one of the citys Up and Coming Community Leaders. My husband Darin and I are raising our four-yearold son. As your county judge, I will listen without bias, treat all people fairly and make decisions grounded in the law and facts while tempered with common sense. My campaign has been endorsed by many community leaders, including Sheri Rutherford, because he and others know I have the strong legal background, leadership skills, principles and commitment to service our city needs. I would appreciate your vote on November 6. Visit www.KalilforJudge.com. Rhonda Peoples-Waters, NonPartisan Candidate for County Court Judge, Group 12 As your next County judge, I will follow the law and make sure that it is applied fairly to all. I have practiced law for 13 years in Jacksonville and established a diverse civil and criminal legal background. I served as the Division Chief at the Public Defenders O ce and tried over 45 jury trials. Since then, I have successfully operated my own private law rm for several years where I have gained expertise in the areas of family, personal injury and small claims law (exact matters heard in county court). I have earned a reputation for hard work and professionalism. I will serve you not only on the bench but will, as I have done for many years; continue to work hard in our community to provide leadership and a positive example for the next generation. As a single-mother and small business owner, I have continuously shown my commitment to Jacksonville having served as committee chair on the Jacksonville Ethics Commission, a Bar Association president, on the board of directors of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, PTA president of Tolbert/Daniels Elementary School, church trustee and a member of the mayors legal transition team. These leadership roles in the community have earned me the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police and my former opponent, Ruth Ann Hepler. Additionally, I am the rst judicial candidate to qualify on the ballot by petition, gaining over 7000 signatures. When making your decision for County Judge, please vote for a proven leader, Rhonda Peoples-Waters. www.peoples4judge.com. Brenda Priestly Jackson, Democrat Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court I am Brenda Priestly Jack-Meet your local candidatesCandidates statements cont. on pg. 9 Mandarin NewsLines General Election Guide 2012

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com November 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 9 School Board District 7 Paid by Jason Fisher for School Board for Experience, Fairness and Dedication KALILFORJUDGE.COM 1017 L ASALLE STREET, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32207Michelles vast experience makes her an excellent candidate for county judge. Im proud to support her. Jacksonville Sheri, John Rutherford Recognized as one of Jackson villes Up and Coming Community Leaders Volunteer with Jacksonville Area L egal Aid Volunteer with Sulzbacher Homeless C enter Jacksonville Women Lawyers A ssociation Women in Business Networking Gr oup More than 14 years of practicing law Mandarin resident Political advertisement paid for and approved by Michelle Kalil for Duval County Judge. Mandarin NewsLines Primary Election Guide 2012 son, your former Duval County School Board member and chairperson, teacher and attorney and I want to serve you as your next Clerk of the Circuit Court for Duval County, Florida. I am a fourth generation Duval County resident and my husband and I are proud to rear our children in a community with such a rich history and promising future. I have the practical experience to be your clerk as a practicing attorney and a former member of the school board that helped to manage a $1.7 billion dollar budget. I have the educational knowledge to be your clerk as a proud graduate of the University of Florida College of Law, Grambling State University and Duval County Public Schools. The clerks o ce and courthouse belong to you, the citizens and taxpayers and they must address your needs. As your Clerk of the Circuit Court, I plan to increase the access, e ciency and accountability of the services provided to you. I will do this by focusing on citizen/ taxpayer needs, digital usability and providing hands-on knowledge about the modernization of the courthouse. Together we can make the clerks o ce and the Duval County Uni ed Courthouse Facility responsive to the growing needs of our city and its citizens, our neighbors. My commitment to you as your clerk is a citizen/taxpayer centered clerks o ce that puts your needs rst. I humbly ask for your support and vote on November 6. Ronnie Fussell, Republican Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court Did not respond. Averrell Maynard Thompson, No Party A liation Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court I am running for Duval County Clerk of Courts as a nonparty candidate. As the Clerk of Courts, I will put the people rst and politics aside. During my tenure in corporate America, I advised and coordinated the acquisition of multi-million dollar client relationships. As an attorney, I have committed my life to serving and representing you, the people. My experience working in corporate America and as an attorney has enhanced my appreciation for precise, e cient and streamlined customer service. As the Clerk of Courts, I will utilize my business and legal experience to operate a scally responsible o ce. I will implement new and innovative ideas for the seamless processing of legal documents to better serve the legal community and the community as a whole. I care for the citizens of Duval County. I need your vote. Please visit my website at www.Averrell.com to learn more about me, your candidate. John Winkler, No Party A liation Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court John Winkler has been working and living in Jacksonville for over 30 years. Valedictorian of his public high school, John went to Princeton on scholarships. John has a law degree from the University of North Carolina and an advanced degree in taxation from Gainesville. John has shared the publics growing frustration with the Clerks o ce over that time and uncovered problems when he ran for Clerk in 2008 that still remain. John is running to vindicate the 173,000 voters who supported reform. News stories abound regarding cities going bankrupt. Our own City Council members have hinted at dire consequences if we are unable to continue balancing our already tight city budget. The current Clerk has not cooperated in reducing his budget, but treated taxpayer funds as a personal war chest. Unlike his opponents, who promise more All Florida voters regardless of party a liation as well as independent voters will vote on 11 proposed amendments to Floridas constitution on November 6. The Florida Constitution is the document upon which we base all of our state laws and regulations it is the handbook of how we conduct ourselves in the state. Florida is a state which allows the state constitution to be amended by direct popular vote. In some instances, the constitution has been changed after the legislature has failed to act; in other instances citizen groups have determined a perceived need for change and used this process to seek a speci c goal. Through the years there have been good and bad amendments and in addition to amendments being added, voters have also voted to repeal amendments. Here are the amendments on the general election ballot for 2012, along with a brief summary. 1) Health Care Services A proposed amendment to prohibit laws or rules from compelling any person or employer to purchase, obtain or otherwise provide health care coverage. This is a state level reaction to the federal A ordable Care Act (Obamacare) which requires everyone to have health insurance in some form or another or pay a tax as a penalty in lieu of health insurance. 2) Veterans Disabled Due to Combat Injury; Homestead Property Tax Discount A proposed amendment to expand the availability of the property discount on the homesteads of veterans who became disabled as the result of a combat injury to include those who were not Florida residents when they entered the military. 3) State Government Revenue Limitation A proposed amendment which replaces the existing state revenue limitation based on Florida personal income growth with a new state revenue limitation based on in ation and population changes. 4) Property Tax Limitations; Property Value Decline; Reduction for Non-Homestead Assessment Increases; Delay of Scheduled Repeal A change in the Florida Constitution which takes into account the many changes in home values (both up and down) in the current economy and protects homeowners from unfair taxation levels because of the uctuation of home prices and assessments. 5) State Courts This is a housekeeping amendment to the Florida Constitution which changes the way the rules followed by the Florida judicial system can be changed by the Florida legislature and relates to the Florida Supreme Court. 6) Prohibition on Public Funding of Abortions; Construction of Abortion Rights This proposed amendment provides that public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for health bene ts coverage which includes coverage of abortion. Does not apply to an expenditure required by federal law, a case in which a woman su ers from a physical disorder, a physical injury or physical illness which would place her in danger of death unless an abortion is performed or a case of rape or incest. 7) There is no Amendment 7 on the ballot; the proposal was rewritten and is now known as Amendment 8. 8) Religious Freedom A proposed amendment providing no individual or entity may be denied on the basis of religious identity or belief, governmental bene ts, funding or other support, except as required by the First Amendment to the federal constitution. This amendment also deletes the prohibition against using revenues from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. This would allow the state to partner with churches or religious-a liated institutions for charity or other programs for the general welfare. 9) Homestead Property Tax Exemptions for Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder The proposed amendment would change the Florida Constitution to allow ad valorem homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouse of a military veteran who died from service-connected causes while on active duty or to the surviving spouse of a rst responder (police, correctional o cer, re ghter, emergency medical technician, paramedic) who died in the line of duty. 10) Tangible Personal Property Tax Exemption A proposed amendment to provide an exemption from ad valorem taxes levied by counties, municipalities, school districts and other local governments on tangible personal property if the assessed value of an owners tangible personal property is greater than $25,000 but less than $50,000. 11) Additional Homestead Exemption; Low-Income Seniors Who Maintain Long-Term Residency on Property; Equal to Assessed Value A proposed amendment to allow counties and municipalities to grant an additional homestead tax exemption equal to the assessed value of homestead property if the property has a just value less than $250,000 to an owner who has maintained permanent residency on the property for over 25 years, who is at least 65 years old and has a low household income as de ned by general law. 12) Appointment of Student A brief summary of proposed amendments to the Florida ConstitutionBy J. Bruce RichardsonBody President to Board of Governors of the State University System A proposed amendment to replace the president of the Florida Student Association with the chair of the council of state university student body presidents as the student member of the Board of Governors of the State University System and requires the Board of Governors to organize such council of state university student body presidents. Many of the proposed amendments make it possible for the Florida legislature to enact legislation to carry out the intent of amendments which may be approved by the voters. This allows the legislature to create speci c legal language and other required necessities of writing laws based on the concepts and directions as de ned in the constitutional amendments. As an example, a 200 word amendment can easily blossom into a 2,000 word law by the time all requirements are met for enacting a new law. Editors Note: Mandarin NewsLine always recommends that voters be informed by conducting their own research. The following websites were recommended by Duval County Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland for additional information: http://collinscenter. org/2012 amendments/ home-2/ http://conrev orida.org/ J. Bruce Richardson is a longtime journalist and consultant who writes in Jacksonville print publications exclusively for RT Publishing, Inc. He has led projects in Washington as well as Ottawa, Canada, and authors an Internet-based transportation column which is read in more than 60 countries. He lives and works in Jacksonville. Candidates statements cont. from pg. 8Candidates statements cont. on pg. 18

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If so, come enjoy a sanitary & relaxing pedicure. Offering Geriatric & Diabetic Foot-careReggie Stephens Over 30 years experience: Managerial Accounting Services Reviews Contact Jim Taylor at 904.705.1692 The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society is pleased to announce that it has engaged the professional services of Mandarin resident and archaeologist Antoni Paris, PhD RPA. Dr. Paris will serve as executive director. Having the expertise of an archaeologist will bring a new dimension to the society, providing resources and opportunities that will be exciting for the museum and the community. Dr. Paris states, As the newly appointed museum director, I would like to share with the community the wonderful cultural properties collected at our local museum. These properties present an important resource for our Mandarin history; we can divide them in two categories: historical objects and archaeological artifacts. Historical objects are typically entities of art and history, passed down generations through inheritance or sales. The second category involves archaeological relics. The archaeological artifacts are excavated from soil or underwater. Archaeology was once commonly regarded as the special province of academicians or wealthy dilettantes searching for the treasures of the ancient world, but in the last century a quiet revolution has occurred in archaeological thinking. Todays archaeology is about learning of and preserving our past for the public bene t. So called archaeological resources are limited in their quantities and are like environmentally endan-Once again, Memorial Hospital is the only Jacksonville hospital to be named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission. This is the second year in a row Memorial has earned this important distinction, something achieved by fewer than 8 percent of hospitals nationwide. Memorial was recognized for its performance in the following four categories: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care. This is a great achievement, said Memorial Hospital President and CEO James OLoughlin. Our entire team is dedicated to patient safety and this recognition shows that we are a national leader in improving patient outcomes. Only 18 percent of hospitals in the country were named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. The list was included in the recently released Im-Many of you know were about to have an election on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, with early voting the prior week. Elections o cials are predicting a heavy turnout, which is always heartening. For some, this will be their rst time voting; for others, it will be a return to voting after an unexplained absence. For many, it will be another routine day at the polls, because they realize voting is the single most important part of being an American. For whatever category you t in, please, vote. It is not a casual comment to say this election, on a presidential level, will be one of the most de ning elections in more than a generation. It will be an election which will decide whether or not the United States will look more and more like any other secular Western European country or will continue to look like the United States. This election will determine whether or not we will be energy independent as a nation and whether or not we will be nancially independent after making some tough choices Political CommentaryVote as if our lives depend on it, because they doBy J. Bruce RichardsonWelcome to new director at Mandarin Museum and Historical Society Hospital stands alone in Jacksonvilleproving Americas Hospitals: The Joint Commission Annual Report on Quality and Safety 2012. Making the Top Performers list is no easy feat. I salute these organizations for their hard work in attaining excellence. By consistently using evidencebased treatments, their patients are getting better hospital care, said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., president, The Joint Commission. This is the latest in a series of independent studies that have given Memorial Hospital positive marks for patient safety. Consumer Reports ranked Memorial in the top 10 percent of hospitals in Florida for patient safety. U.S. News & World Report named Memorial a Top Regional Hospital and Memorial received positive scores for patient safety from the independent Leapfrog Group. gered species. By nature, they are nonrenewable resources; once exhausted or destroyed, they cannot be replenished or replaced. Moreover, they cannot be considered as anyones property and no one can properly be said to own them. Our relationship to them is more like a trustee rather than a property owner. Dr. Paris describes the role of museums in collecting cultural property: Regional and local museums, like the one in Mandarin, serve an important role in the preservation, protection and presentation of the archaeological artifacts for our society, as they are undoubtedly a part of our common heritage. Therefore, the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, as a nonpro t educational organization, is dedicated to increasing public awareness and appreciation of the history and prehistory of Mandarin. The Society collects and preserves archaeological artifacts, historical objects and documents for study and education. It welcomes the participation of people of all ages in sharing informative and engaging experiences that will encourage them to discover and appreciate their heritage. Please call us at 268-0784 or email mandarinmuseum@ bellsouth.net if you would like to be involved in any way. We encourage you to visit our website (www.mandarinmuseum.net) or like us on www. Facebook.com/mandarinmuseum for updates on future educational programs and events.on spending. This election will determine whether or not we, as Baby Boomers, will have a shot at paying o a healthy portion of our depressingly blooming national debt or we will pass that debt and all of its associated problems along to our children and unsuspecting grandchildren. Vote as if you mean it, because this time, every vote counts and Florida will probably be one of the handful of states which make the di erence in who our next president will be, and decide the direction of the nation. But, dont forget the downballot races and the constitutional amendments. While most of the attention has been paid to the presidential race, other races such as for the United States Senate and House of Representatives, Florida House of Representatives and Senate and even the Duval County School Board are all critical races, too. These are the o ce holders who will be making or breaking laws, creating budgets and making choices on our behalf beyond what the president can do. These are the people who, collectively, will be deciding our fate nearly as much as the president. Every one of these races is important and deserves our full attention. For political junkies, voting this year is great fun; for others, it is a bewildering maze of choices which requires some thought and research. If hopefully youre not a party-label voter, take some time and do the research. Look at more than one source for your information. And, heres a novel thought: spend as much time deciding who will run our country and plan our future as you would spend deciding on what new car or truck to buy. Can you devote the same energies to deciding all of our futures as to whether or not a blue car with a black interior is as impressive as a silver car with a dark gray interior? Vote as if our lives depend on it, because they do.J. Bruce Richardson is a longtime journalist and consultant who writes in Jacksonville print publications exclusively for RT Publishing, Inc.

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Did you know that heart disease begins in teenagers and progresses over time? It is never too early to begin healthy habits that will protect you from damaging the most vital organ in your body your heart. With the death rate from heart disease increasing amongst women over the age of 55, it is evident that the risk of a heart attack increases greatly after menopause. However, heart disease a ects women of all ages and the health decisions that women make in their teens and early adulthood will impact their future heart health. It is important to take preventative measures when it comes to your heart health. Baptist Health saw the need and now o ers an innovative program for the women of North Florida. HeartWise is a prevention program that addresses the unique cardiovascular needs of women of all ages. HeartWise connects women with the medical services, information and resources needed to maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle. Pamela Rama, MD, is a cardiologist and the medical director for Baptist HeartWise for Women. She gives tips on how to reduce your risk for developing heart disease: Be aware of your personal risk factors. Know the symptoms of a heart attack that are speci c to women. Maintain a healthy lifestyle, including healthy eating and exercise as a part of your daily regimen. There are several risk factors for heart disease that are controllable. Reduce or eliminate these risk factors and you are on track to a heart-healthy lifestyle: Smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and triglycerides, lack of exercise, excess weight, poor diet, diabetes, heavy drinking and stress. Implementing heart-healthy habits can reduce your lifetime risk of developing heart disease HeartWise for Women Educating women of North Florida on heart healthby as much as 92 percent, better than any medications physicians may typically prescribe, said Dr. Rama. Research conducted over the past ten years has shown that heart disease behaves di erently in women than it does in men. Women tend to experience less common symptoms of a heart attack than men do, causing them to delay treatment. Women also have more risk factors than men do. For example, women are at a higher risk of developing heart disease based on problems that may have occurred during a pregnancy. Heart disease claims more womens lives each year than the next seven causes of death combined, and nearly twice as many as all forms of cancer combined. One in three women will die each year from cardiovascular disease. The sooner a woman practices a heart-healthy lifestyle, their likelihood of developing heart disease will decrease. Call 904.202.KNOW (5669) to schedule a one hour comprehensive screening and evaluation of your personal risk factors and learn how to better manage your risks for heart disease. You can also sign up for a HeartWise for Women Eating Plan class and a HeartWise Fitness Assessment. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Marine Biology oat that won, bearing a big shark going after a little hawk with a sign that said Hawks, the other white meat. Second place went to AVID and the cheerleaders came in third place. There was so much excitement on Greenland Road on parade day. With family members, residents, teachers and students all in attendance, it seemed like a community reunion to most. There were people who were peeking over their fence, sitting in lawn chairs and there were even some people who drove by and were able to enjoy the whole parade. Even the students from Greenland Pines Elementary School lined the streets to participate in the newest phenomenon. The whole high school student body was really the most pumped, though. Between the students and teachers who were in the parade and the ones who were just watching, there was de nitely a special kind of energy on Greenland Road that Friday. Doug Stovall, the PTSAs president who was responsible for organizing the parade, sent out an email telling all of the participants how proud he was of how the parade went. Hey Everyone, I just wanted to tell all who participated or showed up and supported our students and school, thank you! I cant begin to tell you how proud I was to be a Mustang and the way we represented our school. Great job!!!!!! read Stovalls email. Stovall wasnt the only one who was proud to be a Mustang that day; it seemed to be the whole community. Thank you from MHS to everyone who came out to support that day and always remember, Go Mustangs!Homecoming parade cont. from pg. 1Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@mandarinnewsline.com Whats New cont. from pg. 5east Florida will sponsor our Fall Ceramic Art show Saturday, December 8 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Sydney McKenna Gallery and Studios, located at 5 Inlet Place in St. Augustine. Local ceramic artists will exhibit and sell all kinds of pottery from functional to whimsical to sculptural perfect for holiday gifts. Be sure to stop by to browse the beautiful pottery displays and talk with local artists. For more information, please email claynetwork.com@gmail.com. The Northeast Florida Quit Smoking Now (QSN) program is now o ering free tobacco cessation classes at the Mandarin Library! The classes meet once a week for six consecutive weeks and provide a free workbook, water bottle and stress ball as well as free nicotine replacement therapies (patch, lozenge and gum) to assist tobacco users in their quit attempt. Please call 482-0189 to register for our October class or visit our website at www.north oridaahec.org. Are you troubled by someones drinking? Al-Anon Family Groups can help. Let us share our experience, strength and hope. Join us every Monday night from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church of Jacksonville, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard or visit us at www.jaxafg.org.

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Page 12, Mandarin NewsLine November 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Clark BurtonIndependent Associate Director Small Business, CLDP & Past President, North Council JAX Chamber 2009 Small Business Leader of the Year, North CouncilP.O. Box 11155 Jacksonville, Florida 32239 c. 904.233.9682 f. 888.730.4345 Clark@ClarkBurton.com www.ClarkBurton.com Inc.Since 1981 Carpentry 260-4820 Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value Each year, your generosity means happiness for hundreds of families who are experiencing violence in their homes. For children who have been a ected by domestic violence, holiday joy is often more a wish than a reality. Hubbard House shelters over 1,000 women, children and men annually. Victims and their children are provided with safe refuge, support and services that address their crucial needs in the midst of crisis. For the time victims stay in the shelter, Hubbard House becomes their home. You can help create special memories for a family this holiday season. Hubbard House o ers a variety of holiday donation opportunities for you or your organization to help make the holidays brighter for families in crisis. Holiday Food Drive, November 1 December 31: Emergency shelter provides groceries to over 80 families to be able to prepare three meals daily, plus snacks. Unfortunately, due to Twelve Oaks Recovery Center, a premier provider of addiction treatment services, located in Navarre, Florida, has announced a new, free Assessment and Resource Center (ARC) in the heart of Duval, St. Johns and Clay counties that will act as a link between people in need and substance abuse professionals. The ARC grand opening was hosted by Twelve Oaks Recovery Center on October 25 to provide an opportunity for the community to come out and see the Center and meet the sta Twelve Oaks is partnering with a local counseling center, Breakthroughs Counseling and a core group of clinical professionals. The Twelve Oaks ARC will assist in providing coordination of care through a network of core providers. Individuals referred to the center will receive a free substance abuse assessment with a licensed clinician and will be provided with appropriate support, information and referrals for treatment for the appropriate level of care. Twelve Oaks is proud to be able to o er this free service to our local community as part of our mission to deliver clinical excellence to individuals and families in need, said Twelve Oaks Executive Director Paul Reed. Every person struggling with an addiction deserves to receive care and the ARC is a truly innovative approach to achieve that goal. The ARC will be located at and in partnership with Breakthroughs Counseling and Recovery, Inc. Making the decision to ask for help is a big step, said Cindy Falor, LMHC and CAP Give the gift of joy this holiday seasonBy Contributing Writer Dajana Mihaljevic, Hubbard House Internthe current economy and budget cuts, Hubbard House has seen a signi cant decline in food donations. Please help us keep the Hubbard House pantry stocked with your donations of nonperishable food items. Thanksgiving Baskets, November 13 16: With your help, Hubbard House provides families with Thanksgiving food baskets that include turkeys (via gift cards) and all the xings associated with this great American tradition. Holiday Toy Store, November 26 December 21: Each year, Hubbard House sets up a temporary toy store which allows families to shop for their children with holiday toy donations. Through generous donations from the community, parents living in shelter or those who have recently left are given the opportunity to pick out gifts for their children. Holiday Adopt-A-Family, December 10 : With your generosity, up to 40 families from Hubbard House can have their holiday wishes ful lled. Donors contribute gifts for an entire family. Hubbard House provides a speci c family pro- le detailing family members needs, wants and toy requests. We recommend this option for our business partners due to the higher cost of shopping for a family. It is estimated that it will cost approximately $75 to $100 per person in the family. (Donations of wrapping paper, tape and bows are appreciated as well.) If you are interested in being involved by sharing holiday joy through any of our holiday programs please call 354-0076 ext. 652, email holidays@hubbardhouse.org or visit www. hubbardhouse.org/help/donate. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship please contact the Hubbard House hotline at 354-3114 or (800) 500-1119. Hubbard House can help. Substance abuse center celebrates grand opening and clinical director at Breakthroughs. Our executive director, Tony Fiser and I want to support that in whatever way we can. By o ering free con dential assessments, support and consultation, we hope to help those in need navigate which treatment option is right for them. The Twelve Oaks ARC sta will be targeting their outreach to local emergency rooms, legal system and drug courts, universities, public and private schools, employee assistance programs and primary care physicians. When these organizations have appropriate candidates for ARC, referring is as easy as calling a toll-free number to arrange a free assessment. Assessments will be conducted on an appointment-only basis at the Twelve Oaks ARC o ce (located at Breakthroughs Counseling Center) or through prearranged mobile services in designated areas. For more information and/or to arrange an assessment, call 855-332-8596. Twelve Oaks is an a liate of CRC Health Group, the largest and most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral health care services in the nation. Since 1995, CRC programs have helped individuals and families reclaim and enrich their lives. Look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! WWW WWWVisit our website:

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VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365Special insurance programs for: Serving Mandarin Since 1990 The Mandarin Womens Club antiques and collectibles activity kicked o the new year with their annual Show and Tell and Salad The Mandarin Community Club (MCC) sponsored a Consumer Awareness and Safety program at their Mandarin Road location the evening of September 20. Special guest speaker was First Coast News anchorman and consumer advocate Ken Amaro (Im Telling Ken... and On Your Side). Other presenters were Gary Dickinson from the JSO Community Affairs Of ce and Debi Forrest, RN of the Florida Poison Information Center of Jacksonville. The MCC offers programs on varying topics through out the year. They are probably best known as host and sponsor of the Mandarin Art Festival held very Easter weekend. Membership in the Mandarin Community Club is open to all interested parties. For further information, please visit www.mandrincommunityclub.org or call 268-1622.In addition to these basic items, the food bank is requesting the donation of speci c items for the holidaysitems such as baking potatoes, canned fruit, turkey gravy, cream soups, green beans, black eyed peas, cake and muf- n mixes. So how about as the holidays draw closer, you take a look at your weekly grocery store yers and take advantage of the Buy One Get One deals for the holidays and contribute two or more? You can drop o your donations at the Mandarin Food Bank, located at 11730 Old St. Augustine Road or call 292-1675 for more information. Our community is wonderful for supporting this exceptionally worthy organization. So we thank you in advance for your support in helping Mandarin Food Bank share a joyous holiday meal with our neighbors and look forward to you helping keep the shelves stocked as the year goes by.Mandarin Food Bank cont. from pg. 1Mandarin women share collectible treasuresBy Contributing Writer Marilyn Clark, Mandarin Womens Club Ginny Brunzel with Kewpie dollsluncheon on September 14 at the home of Sharon Weed. Fourteen members attended and each brought a collectible to share and one cup of a salad ingredient. Articles included a Walt Disney World brochure, a going away gift of a bell chime, an Eastern Airlines commemorative champagne glass and menu, Kewpie dolls, a YoYo antique engagement ring with black onyx on one side and a cameo on the reverse side, a pillow cover created by monks, a canning jar, a dish given in detergent boxes, round crewel pillows, a fully restored Shirley Temple doll, memorabilia from a fundraiser for a childrens home, a chamber pot from the SS Oregon wreck, an antique toaster and an 1894 wooden trunk. Time was spent appreciating and discussing all the varied and interesting collectibles. Then lunch was enjoyed with the salad greens and dessert provided by the hostess and everyone adding as much of the other 13 items brought as they liked. Amazingly there was a very little duplication of ingredients. An interesting day and a delicious and healthy lunch made for a perfect day. For more information about the Mandarin Womens Club, please call Diane at 880-5354 or check our website:http://home. comcast.net/~echoecho46/site/Mandarin Community Club welcomes consumer advocate Autumn is the ideal planting season, so why not choose plants that encourage birds into your yard? As well as providing berries and seeds, certain plants have an associated insect population which encourages insecteating migrants in both spring and fall to visit. And this bene ts anyone who grows vegetables! Pete Johnson, president of the local Audubon Society (www. duvalaudubon.org), particularly likes the red mulberry (Morus rubra), which attracts many beautiful migrants, such as rosebreasted grosbeaks and indigo buntings, but this is a tree for larger yards and where fruit-drop wont be an issue. Incidentally, as long as the fruits are fully ripe, they are edible. Also for larger yards, a southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) hosts insects in its canopy which encourages migrating warblers. There is an upright cultivar, highrise, which grows half as wide as it does high. Remember that oak roots will spread well past the canopy width. Shrubs like Florida privet (Forestiera segregata) can be trained as a hedge or left as a more natural large shrub, as can Walters viburnum (Viburnum obovatum). Both produce attractive owers and berries. For ground cover, try purple muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris), with beautiful purple plumes. Native perennials like purple cone ower Gardening: Plants for the birdsBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFAS (Echinacea purpurea) provide useful seed, so enjoy the owers and dead-head if you prefer, but leave the late-season seed heads for visitors like the gold nch. President of the local Ixia Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (ixia.fnpschapters. org), Barbara Jackson, grows beautyberry (Callicarpa Americana), which mockingbirds love, Simpsons stopper (Myrcianthes fragrans), yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria) and rebush (Hamelia patens), which is a hummingbird magnet. Blackberries are a good fruit source too, but keeping them weed-free can be di cult. An e ective strategy is to develop your planting to resemble a woodland edge. Plants naturally are lower right at the edge or in the foreground in your yard and step up to canopy height in the true woodland. At the very least, try to get up to a good height with shrubs and small trees such as the yaupon, which will a ord birds the shelter they need. If your immediate neighbor has a mature tree, imagine that as part of the woodland youre trying to mimic. And of course, provide a water source with shallow access that birds can use easily. Much more information can be found at the Audubon and FNPS websites; please check them out. This article, too, is invaluable: http://edis.ifas.u .edu/ uw175.

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I ew to Milwaukee and made the one-hour drive to On November 16, Jacksonville University will inaugurate its celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the College of Fine Arts with a Soiree at the Museum. The event will showcase displays of art, live and electronic dance music and a selection of gourmet foods and drinks. It will also present special guest Richard Florida, renowned urban studies theorist. This is just the start of continuing special programs, wrapping up on March 9, 2013 with a performance by Grammy nominated jazz saxophonist Chris Potter, whose 1998 CD Vertigo was named one of the years top10 Jazz CDs by the New York Times. What is the reason for these special events? To quote the Dean of the College of Fine Arts, Bill Hill, This is really a EncoreA very special celebrationth anniversary of the College of Fine ArtsBy Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville Universitychance to celebrate the rich history of the college founded by Frances Bartlett Kinne, which has brought so much culture to the community. Its impressive with the size of JU, to have a College of Fine Arts that is so comprehensive and thriving in its art, music, dance and other programs. Its heritage goes back to 1961, when it was announced that the Jacksonville College of Music would become the College of Music and Fine Arts. Dr. Kinne was appointed as the new dean. Under her guidance, the program grew to o er accredited undergraduate degree programs in music, visual arts, theatre and dance. Most recently it added a Masters degree in dance to its o erings. Dr. Kinne, is now chancellor emeritus and past president. The celebration will continue into 2013, with a collaborative student project planned for the downtown area in March, in which an immersive production of opera, theater, dance and more will allow audience members to interact within the setting of the performance. So how can you help celebrate in the interim? As always, the college has an ongoing list of presentations for each month, including o erings in all art forms. They are all open to the public, many with no charge for admission. Tickets for those requiring them are $10 or less. What a wonderful and a ordable way to enjoy the arts! To give you a sampling there is a performance of Dracula on October 28 and 30, a concert by the JU Chamber Ensemble on November 6, a Choreography Concert on November 15, 16 and 17, a jazz concert on November 28 and Songs of the Season on November 29. Also ongoing from November 8 through December 5 is the annual juried art exhibition. And this is just one month! For more information on these and other scheduled events, you can call 256-7677. For information on the CFA Soiree and other special programs to celebrate 50 wonderful years, you can visit http://cfasoiree. ju.edu.Wisconsins Elkhart Lake believes in old-time holidaysBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.com Elkhart Lake recalling that Paul Newman made it famous as a road-racing destination. Nowadays Road America calls Elkhart Lake home and the immense facility runs 425 events each year including major summer motorsport races like NASCAR and LeMans. But the Ostho Resort, originally built in 1885 and restored in 1995, looked and felt like a Currier and Ives Christmas card come to life. The AAA four-Diamond lodge near the lake includes oversized rooms (my closet was big enough for a babys nursery), an incredible cooking school, world renown spa and bountiful classic live holiday decorations. Youll nd nothing plastic or arti cial; evergreen boughs and wreaths are topped with tartan or cranberry colored bows, fresh holly and fragrant pine decorate replace mantels and the lobby contained a fresh-cut tree that rose to the ceiling. A cool nip in the air inspired a sincere and noncommercial holiday mood. I attended a cookie decorating workshop with Mrs. Claus. Here, children chose and applied a variety of icings, toppings and colored sugars. Mrs. Claus was perfectly cast and helpful. My real joy came at the St. Nicolas Reindeer Brunch. Instead of Santa, the children were greeted by a majestically robed and gentle Father Christmas. This white bearded man had practiced the part for years, knowing how to respond to kids di cult questions and calming little ones who werent quite sure about his presence. And yes, real reindeer were present. Father Christmas also had a staring role in the European-style Christmas Market held on the Ostho grounds. The heated tent-enclosed market insures a comfortable climate for shopping and dining on international specialties: sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel, cooked red cabbage and German beer. The Old World Market stalls brim with crafts and foreign vendors from Italy, Czech Republic and Scandinavia among others. Tree ornaments are one-of-a-kind hand-blown glass or hand-painted globes. Nutcrackers and nativity sets are hand-carved wood. Sweaters are hand-knit and personalized bakery items like gingerbread men smell divine. The market doesnt feel like a mall, but more like centuries-old Europe and attracts a number of ethnic Americans. Many make a twoday getaway to the town which also o ers lodging choices in a Victorian Village and numerous culinary hotspots such as Siebkens, The Paddock Club or Lolas on the Lake. If youd like to experience an old-fashioned Christmas festival, you just might have to y to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. For more information: www. elkhartlake.com. Give Thanks!

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Family Fun! ~ Saturday s~ 1 0am to 2 pm St. Johns River Farmers Market~I n b eaut if u l Al p i ne G roves P ar k ~ 2060 S R 13 Swit z erl and, F L 3 225 9 ~ info : St.Johns R iver F armers M arket@gmai l c om www.fa c ebook. c om / St.Johns R iver F armers M arketVendor Info : 9 0 4-347-89 00Lo c a l produ c e, baked goods, c heese, de l i c a c ies, art, c rafts, kids a c tivities, l ive musi c & more! Movie ReviewThe Odd Life of Timothy GreenDirected by: Peter Hedges. Starring: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton and CJ Adams. Review by T.G. StantonRating: Good Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) Julington Creek, just over the bridge in NW St. Johns County, now has a 24/7 hospital emergency room and neighbors came out to celebrate. Nearly 700 people came to a block party at the new Memorial ER. There were games, free food, health screenings, tours and even a visit from Jackson de Ville. We want to say thank you to the community for being so welcoming, said Memorial Hospital President and Chief Executive O cer Jim OLoughlin. We look forward not only to providing quality emergency care, but also being a real active member of this community. The Memorial Emergency Care Center Julington Creek is a full-service hospital ER, which makes it di erent from an Urgent Care Center. Its sta ed This months movie review belongs to the lm The Odd Life of Timothy Green, a comedy, fantasy and drama lm for kids to any age. A small town couple, Cindy and Jim Green, portrayed by Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton, have been dreaming of having a child. They write down all the qualities of the child of their dreams and bury the box under a tree. Then wonder of wonders, soon after, a young boy, Timothy Green played by CJ Adams, appears from under the tree and into the house and their hearts. Unique is the best description of Timothy; he has leaves coming from his ankles. The Greens friend and orist attempt to remove the leaves, but they do not go quietly. Timothy is a mystery and surprise to the family, friends and acquaintances of Cindy and Jim Green. An outcast in many ways, he endears himself to all The Jewish War Veteran Post #273 has expanded its stamp program with a new dimension. For over 40 years the Post has who meet him. In addition, Cindy and Jim learn what it means to not only be parents of an exceptional child, but that making mistakes are ways to learn and love more every day. From grandfathers to town leaders, the e ects of one small boy are apparent. Through changing seasons, a small town su ers growing pains and trials of many economies, but when the leaves start falling, growth and change transpire. Disney has done it again. Peter Hedges directed the comedy and drama so they intertwined, keeping you entertained and wanting to know what would happen next. The location and scenery played well into the inspiration and imagery. Jennifer Garner was wonderful as a mother lion protecting her cub, but trying to allow him independence and Joel Edgerton well played a man trying to be a better father. However, the star was CJ Adams, who was exceptional as the child of their dreams. He was ingenuous and intriguing in portraying his character. Any parent would want to keep him safe and make his days happy. This is a feel good movie I will watch again. Julington Creek celebrates the opening of Emergency Care Center24/7 by emergency room physicians, has a dedicated pediatrics area and is fully licensed by the state of Florida. We want the community to know we are here to take care of their emergency healthcare needs, said OLoughlin. The new ER opened on October 29.Jewish war veterans announce Holocaust stamp project been distributing postage stamps to more than 100 veterans medical facilities, schools and youth groups. Marty Kaufman, stamp chairman, has extended the program to include the Boston 3G, Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors, located in Brookline, Massachusetts. The Boston 3G group has a goal of collecting 11 million stamps, which will represent those lost during the Holocaust. To date one million stamps have been collected and sent to the Foxboro Regional Charter School for their Holocaust stamp project. The students at the charter school are creating beautiful collages. Each collage will symbolize a piece of history during the time of the Holocaust and will be used as a learning tool throughout the Brookline school system. For more information or to donate stamps, please contact Marty Kaufman at 880-4014. Need customers?886-4919 The third annual Craft Fair will be held at the Mandarin Garden Club on November 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 2892 Loretto Road. The clubhouse will be completely lled with booth after booth of beautiful and unique crafts. This event has become so popular it has outgrown the building and now includes many beautiful craft booths outside too. Take advantage of this leisurely and fun way to do some of your holiday shopping. There is something for everyone. An always appreciated and charming gift for all occasions is the 65th anniversary Mandarin Craft Fair coming soon!By Contributing Writer Susan Westermann, Mandarin Garden ClubGarden Club Cookbook. These wonderful cookbooks will be available for just $12 or two for $20. Remember this and all Mandarin Garden Club events collect eyeglasses for the Lions Club, cell phones for the Duval County 4-H, nonperishable unexpired food items and toiletries for the Mandarin Food Bank and used ink cartridges for the Garden Club. For information about this event or attending a garden club meeting for adults or children contact mandaringardenclub@ comcast.net, call 268-1192 or check the website http://home. comcast.net/~harper113.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com November 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 17 Faith News Guardian Lutheran Church(LCMS)(Meeting at the Mandarin Community Club) 12447 Mandarin Road 288-5545 Worship Services: Sunday 9:30 am Bible Study: Sunday 10:45 am Bible Study: Wednesday 7:00 pm 11730 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 904-268-5422ST. JOSEPHS CATHOLIC CHURCHReconciliation Saturday 4:30 p.m. Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon Hispanic Mass Sunday 8:30 a.m. Historic Church Polish Mass 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:00 a.m. Historic Church Traditional Latin Mass Sunday 11:15 a.m. Historic Church Weekday Mass Schedule Monday Thursday 8:00 a.m. Historic Church Friday 8:15 a.m. Main Church H H H H H a a r r d d d d a a g g e G G G G i i i d d d d d d d d e n n s F F F F u n n e r r a a l l l l H H H H o m m e o f f f f M M M M a a n n d d d d a a r r i i i n n 9 04-288-002 5 H GHARDAGE GIDDENSFUNERAL HOMES & CEMETERIES $5 OFF Any Purchase Expires 11/30/12 14985 Old S t. A ugustine R oad Jacksonville, FL 32258 904-374-0393www.thepigbarbq.com Voted Jaxs Best Bar-B-Q by jacksonville.comAsk about our PIG PICK-UP DEALS!Feed 15 people starting at $89.99 Great for luncheons, private functions, and tailgate parties! Philips H ighway Baptist SouthN S I-95I-95 Drug and Alcohol Recovery Center~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Call today for a FREE Substance Abuse Assessment by a Licensed Clinician 1-855-332-8596 By Appointment Only First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will host their annual Fall Festival on Friday, November 2 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. There will be a hog roast, carnival games, cakewalk, bounce houses, dunking booth and more. There will be a concert by the Northeast Florida Conservatory of Music at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Tickets for the hog roast are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages four to 12 and free for children under four. The games and bounce houses will be done by wristband, which will cost $8 per child with a maximum of $20 for a family. Tickets are available through the church o ce; please call 2621662. All proceeds from this event help support the ongoing ministries of First Christian Church (DOC). Mandarin United Methodist Church is holding a Free Sale on Saturday, November 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Just show up! San Juan Del Rio Catholic I love fall! Every year, I cant wait to hang the grapevine wreath with bittersweet and sun owers and dress up the table with pumpkins and gourds. The houses aroma is of cinnamon and spice as I make apple butter, bake dinner in a pumpkin tureen and sip hot cider. I love the sights and smells of fall! Its the time of year that reminds me of family more than any other as we anticipate Thanksgiving with all the aunts, uncles and cousins... once, twice and three times removed. We hike in the woods, unafraid of snakes (ok, less afraid of snakes) and deeply breathing the cool crisp air that blows through Florida only on occasion. I love the memories and the feel of fall. Were not playing sports this year, so although Ill miss the soccer elds I am hoping for wide open elds with wind whispering through wild grasses. Getting lost in a corn maze isnt so great, but the dry papery rustle as we run through is memorable as is the laughter of my children, careless of being lost and con dent in their ability to nd their way out. I love the sounds of fall. Last fall our family took a trip to Ohio and picked apples o the trees. It was the rst time Id seen apples hanging from a tree! Some people plan for months to go to Disney; I planned our apple picking adventure. I had plans for apple pies, apple butter, candied apples... actually, we just ended up eating them all! Turns out eight people can go through apples rather quickly! Just like those pounds and pounds of apples we picked, time with my kiddos goes by quickly. If you need to slow down a bit this fall and enjoy time with your family, check out these local favorites of ours: Sykes and Cooper Farms in Elkton: Looking for a Corn Church will hold its sixth annual Fall Festival on November 2, 3 and 4, 2012. The whole family is invited to enjoy rides, games, silent auction, jail and bail, country store, Cafe San Juan, book nook, food/refreshments, reverse draw, dinner Saturday night, Bingo, all ages talent show contest, free entertainment all three days, a homemade soup contest and our Grand Draw and ra e with over $10,000 in prizes. The Grand Draw top prize is a cruise to Bermuda with a value of $4,000 and is limited to the rst 500 entries. The cost is $60 per ticket. For additional information, please contact Sal Santapola at saldesanta@gmail. com or 287-3382. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversations about life and faith in a casual co eehouse-type setting. Upcoming topics are: Wednesday, October 31: Same Sex Marriage; Wednesday, November 7: Smile, Even When You Think You Cant; Wednesday, November 14: Wounded Warriors; When War Comes Home!; Wednesday, November 21: Preparing for the Worst; Surviving a catastrophe; and Wednesday, November 28: The Mystery of Prayer; Can God Be Swayed? Find out more about topics and location from the www.MandarinNewsLine.com calendar entry or call George Treiber at 731-0731. Admission is free. Check us out at www. LTCHopeJAX.com. Upward Basketball registration at Mandarin United Methodist Church is now available online at www.mumc.net. Basketball and cheerleading are available for ages three through eighth grade and twirling is for rst grade and up. Evaluations and uniform sizing will be held on November 5, 6, and 8 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Practices begin January 3, 2013 and the rst game is January 12. For questions, please contact Mike Groos at 318-1782. Going into its third year in Jacksonville, Kehillah Chadashah, a Reconstructionist Jewish Congregation, will host an Open House in members homes each month. These friendly gatherings will give the community an opportunity to meet our members, ask questions, learn about Reconstructionism and join in a relaxed and congenial morning of food, talk and exploration. The rst open house and brunch will be on November 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the home of Linda and David Levin. For questions and reservations, please call 8818877 or email kehillahmembership@gmail.com. Operation Christmas Child, a project of International Christian relief agency Samaritans Purse, will be collecting gift- lled shoe boxes for boys and girls during National Collection from November 12 through 19. These boxes reach hurting children across the globe. As a shoe box recipient from a Russian orphanage recently shared while visiting NE Florida, The box brought me hope, love and worth. Mandarin residents can drop o at Crown Pointe Baptist Church and in St. Johns, Fruit Cove Baptist Church is a dropo location. Please visit the website at www.samaritanspurse. org/occ for packing ideas and drop-o times.Purposeful ParentingFall is in the airBy Allie Olsen Maze close to home? Heres your place! GTMNERR: Guana State Park has several entrances. We love the North end for quiet walks in the woods, spotting birds and looking for animal tracks. The Guana River Dam, at the West entrance, is great because you can hike through multiple habitats in one loop! Look on the trees for red lichen and take a deep breath there. Lichen is an indicator of clean air! The beach: Now that the summer tourists are home, we often have the beach to ourselves! I love walking on the beach on a cool, windy day. Even when it becomes too cold to swim, the crunch of sand beneath my toes and accompanying crash of waves is soothing to my soul. 880-0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard

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All funds are based in US dollars. Toll free numbers may or may not reach Canada.of the same, John has a detailed plan, at www.winklerforclerk. com, for decreasing costs while improving performance, public accessibility and employee morale. In four years as Clerk, John will not earn a pension, while both party nominees stand to earn around a million extra dollars in lifetime pension bene ts from a single four year term as Clerk. Always civic-minded, John is a longtime director and current president of the Concerned Taxpayers of Duval County. The people deserve an experienced and educated civic-minded candidate who will put partisanship aside and treat every citizen using the courts with dignity and respect. We cannot a ord another professional politician as our next Clerk. Please vote for independent John Winkler. Nancy Soderberg, Democrat Candidate for Florida State Senator, District 4 Im Nancy Soderberg, a proud Jacksonville resident, small business owner and professor at UNF and Im honored to be your candidate for Northeast Floridas State Senate District 4. Im a common-sense problem solver who served as a National Security Advisor under President Clinton and later as Ambassador to the United Nations negotiating peace agreements around the world and aiding in the hunt for Osama bin Laden. In addition to teaching, I run my own small consulting business and serve on the Jacksonville International Business Coalition and the board of advisors of the Naval War College. Im a member of Christ Episcopal Church at the Beach. As a pro-military, pro-business and pro-family moderate, I will work to pass a real jobs bill that protects the middle-class. Im running for State Senate because Im concerned that there are career politicians on both sides of the aisle who would rather argue over wedge issues that divide instead of passing a jobs bill that help our families and our business. Ill work to create more good jobs with good bene ts by taking advantage of the best of the First Coast our military bases, JAXPORT and our natural resources. Ill ght to protect our military families and work hard every day to make sure our kids have the best possible schools. I hope to earn your support, your prayers and your vote for State Senate District 4 on November 6. Aaron Bean, Republican Candidate for Florida State Senator, District 4 Im Aaron Bean and I am running for Florida Senate District 4. If elected, I will provide positive, straightforward leadership that is focused on creating jobs, helping our small businesses and improving our childrens educations. As a small business owner who grew up in Northeast Florida, I understand the concerns of our residents and businesses and have come to realize the power of people pulling together, especially when times are tough. During my term in the Florida House of Representatives, I maintained a proud record of being an education reformer that shared Governor Jeb Bushs vision for public education, voted for lower taxes and consistently stood for conservative policies. As a husband and father of three, my heart is devoted to public service and I believe that government can always do better for Floridas families. What I stand for is simple: I am pro-business, pro-second amendment, prolife and I believe in Jeb Bushs education reforms and policies. I believe the best way to help the economy and grow jobs is to stop raising taxes on hardworking Floridians and to reduce government waste and spending. Our First Coast region needs a strong Republican in the Florida Senate and if I am honored to receive the votes of my community and be sent to Tallahassee, I pledge to be a loud voice for our delegation and their continued priorities. On November 6, I would appreciate your vote. For more information on my campaign, please visit www.AaronBean.com. Patrick Dewayne Mency, Write In Candidate for Florida State Senator, District 4 Did not respond. Ander Crenshaw, Republican Candidate for United States Representative, District 4 Did not respond. James R. Klauder, No Party Afliation Candidate for United States Representative, District 4 My name is Jim Klauder. I am an Independent Candidate for the 4th Congressional District. Every two years voters get to make a judgment about the e ectiveness of their representative. It seems obvious to everyone who is paying attention that Congress is dysfunctional and self-serving and members of Congress are not dealing with the serious issues we face. They are very good at kicking the can down the road not very good at solving problems. The overriding issue in this election is the national debt, which now stands at more than 16 trillion dollars. Federal spending is outof-control and for the past three years our Congressman, Ander Crenshaw, has been voting for the ever-increasing appropriation Candidates statements cont. from pg. 9 Candidates statements cont. on pg. 19

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Be part of our dynamic team providing in-home care services for 10 years to seniors and other adults living in Duval and St. Johns counties. Please apply online at https://comfortkeepers126.hyrell.com Insurance Agent needed for fast paced Mandarin property & casualty of ce. Licensed either 440/220/215. Monday thru Friday, work current book of business and service policies with a wellknown established company. Potential to earn more! Salary plus bonus. Email: hfd1@aol.com or fax resume to 904-262-7999. 121 Financial Credit Union is seeking sales and team-oriented individuals to join our organization. We are currently hiring for the following positions at various locations. We offer competitive bene ts including 401K. Download our application at https://121fcu.org/careers. Send your application and resume to hr@121fcu.org or fax to 904-722-6643. EOE Member Service Representative Tellers TUMBLING KIDS: PART TIME GYMNASTICS OR TUMBLING INSTRUCTORS NEEDED. 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NOW ONLINE AT www.mandarinnewsline.comFREE Mandarin NewsLine Marketplace ads!886-4919 904.274.1750 bills that are driving the debt higher at the rate of 100 billion dollars a month. Right now, we borrow 45 cents of every dollar Washington spends. That is not sustainable. It must stop. Anders response to the debt problem has been to raise the debt ceiling to allow for the increased spending. In his 11 years in Congress he has voted to increase the debt ceiling six times, most recently last August when he voted for the 2.4 trillion dollar debt increase package. He voted to give Wall Street bankers a 750 billion dollar bailout. (The list goes on and on.) Unfortunately, Ander has been aiding and abetting the out-of-control spending. He is part of the problem. Its time for Ander to go. For more information about Jims background and views, go to www.klauder4congress.com. Gary Koniz, Write In Candidate for United States Representative, District 4 I am a Write-In Candidate running on a public platform for Floridas 4th District U.S. House of Representative in the 2012 Election. I need everyones help to get the word out about my Write-In Campaign by networking my platform and Write-In status to as many eligible voters as you can reach, to do the same; to accomplish a hands on approach to sound government management together; for an intensive make work full employment program with quality education as a mandate priority and with a stern anti-drug policy as the keys to our salvation for the people who are su ering here of our presently beleaguered nation. I have 40 years of career experience in investigative journalism covering the important social agendas of our times and to a long range continuity of focus in the maintaining of important contacts on the national and local levels to be able to handle crises issues as they arise to be resolved. My primary focus in urgency at the present time is on rescuing the U.S. economy, stressing the importance of mandating for fair appropriate middle class wages, a fair price cost of living index regulation, an affordable graduated IRS payroll deduction national health care plan and for full faith at barter to nance government services and provide public employment, which will generate the needed consumer purchasing power necessary for economic growth. We have accomplished much in our history and still have much left to accomplish including our need of becoming more People Focused in organization. Sebastian Alexander, Non-Partisan Candidate for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 1 I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, but have since made Jacksonville my home. My father worked at the New Orleans Sewage and Water Board for 27 years, providing safe drinking water and eliminating health hazards for New Orleans residents. As a result, I grew up with a knowledge and concern for our natural resources. As an adult, I had the unique opportunity to work beside by father on the New Orleans Sewage and Water Board. I have worked in the automotive industry for the past 10 years. I am currently pursuing a masters degree in accounting from Post University. Considering my personal ties to New Orleans and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on the soil, land and other resources, my passion for the value and availability of safe environmental resources for all citizens is inescapable. It is important that as citizens we work together to protect our health and environment by eliminating exposure to health hazards. It is my desire that through my service to the Duval County community, I can continue to provide exposure to the e orts currently in place, as well as, implement additional e orts that are needed to ensure that we protect, improve and manage the best use of our valuable resources of soil and water. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Sharmia Alexander, my son Miles and daughter, Kaylah. Keith Gooch, Sr., Non-Partisan Candidate for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 1 Fellow citizens of Jacksonville, we must manage the development, consumption and use of our natural resources for the bene t of our community. We must monitor what goes into our water so we know it is safe for us and our children. As society advances and kids go from being children to adults, we must ensure students learn about the environment; this will teach them to be future leaders who will work with farmers, developers and other stewards of the land for mutual bene ts. Many people are nding the results of a recent Harvard study startling; the study nds uoride in our drinking water lowers IQ. Now, this leads us to ask ourselves if the toothpaste our children use is safe? Because it is written on the tube if you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a poison control center immediately? Even the EPA has listed Fluoride as a chemical with substantial evidence of developmental neurotoxicity, yet we are told it is good for us. If elected, I plan to have student community workshops for education and get hazardous chemicals removed from our drinking water. Vote Keith Gooch for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 1. Visit my website at www.KeithGooch.com and learn more about my objectives for the safety and wellbeing of our children and community. Alexander Pantinakis, Non-Partisan Candidate for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 1 I am proud to say that I have lived in Jacksonville my whole life. I know how amazing our city is and I am certain that with the right leadership we can work together to make it better. Jacksonville is a treasure and it is our job to keep it that way. I am sure that I can make a di erence and represent the concerns of our community on the Soil and Water Conservation District. The principal role of the Soil and Water Conservation District is an educational one. With that in mind, I want to expand the com-Candidates statements cont. from pg. 18 Candidates statements on pg. 4 of Section B, Senior NewsLine

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com November 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 21 Accepting and Selling furniture (living room, dining room, bedroom, etc) Home decor (lamps, rugs, artwork, tchotchke) New items arrive daily. We are ready to accept your entire house, estate, etc. We also oer inventory liquidation service for builders, home and furniture industry businesses, etc. For More Information call: 880 8448or email us at: ENCOREDECOR@bellsouth.net10830 San Jose Boulevard ( across from Walmart)Visit us online at: www.EncoreDecorFL.comWE OFFER FREE PICKUP SERVICE FOR APPROVED ITEMSHours: Jacksonvilles Largest Upscale Consignment Store H Open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am 5pm 1631 Race Track Road Suite 101230-7977Most Insurances AcceptedPediatric Associates of Julington Creek, PAOffering care for Infants, Children & Adolescents Mary Ann Garcia, M.D., FAAP Victor Luz, M.D., FAAP Although the fall season is over, the Mandarin volleyball team will be remembered for their hard work and diligence. Several changes have been made to the team this year, but the Mustangs overcame those changes and proved themselves on the court. After graduating eight seniors last year, the Mustangs were left with several young players to raise the bar. This was noted by senior Kelly Butler who said, While there are only two seniors this year, the younger players are really stepping up. Junior and setter Abby Hulshult returned to the team along with Butler and the remaining senior, Tessa Smith. As experienced players, Smith and Butler lead the team and kept everyone motivated and thinking on the court. As Butler said, We really have a cohesive team. We work hard, have fun and do our best. Other changes included the new head coach, Laura Jutte, who took over for Tammie Talley, as well as assistant coaches Katie Davis and Kelly Townsend. Together, the new coaching sta provided a solid The rst regular season game for the University of Florida mens basketball team will take place aboard the USS Bataan which will be docked at Naval Station Mayport. On Friday, November 9, the Gators will play the Georgetown Hoyas at 9:00 p.m. in the Navy-Marine Corps Classic. The only other time that a college basketball game has been played on an aircraft carrier was last year in San Diego when North Carolina played MHS Sports RoundupBy Natalie Cleghorn, MHS Studentfoundation for the girls and will continue to keep building and improving for next year. The girls golf team also experienced a change in the coaching sta with Bob Hlavac becoming the new head coach. Hlavac inherited seniors Katie Reddish and Lauren Ponto, who add depth and experience to a considerably smaller team than last year. With only Reddish and Ponto to take the lead, the team stepped up its game and had a successful season. The teams success was built upon a strong coaching foundation as well as solid relationships between the players. Part of the positive atmosphere is contributed by the bonding between the girls. Reddish shared, We get along really well and all became really great friends in the process. We stay close even after the season. The Lady Mustangs look forward to next year where they will return to achieve more success on the golf course. Not only have the girls been striving for success, but the boys golf team also had a productive season. Both junior Danny Driscoll and senior Dan Hu ngham made the AllConference team. Although the season is short, the boys continue to play year round in order to keep their skills sharp for the next season. The football team will be wrapping up its season with a couple of wins under its belt. The Mustangs will play away on November 2 at Fletcher and home on November 9 against First Coast for senior night. Both games start at 7:00 p.m.Local Sports SceneCollege basketball season gets underway By Chad CushnirMichigan State. This years game at Mayport will be part of the City of Jacksonvilles Week of Valor which is a series of events that will pay tribute to the military leading up to Veterans Day. Most of the people in attendance at the Florida-Georgetown will be members of the military. The remaining tickets are limited and they will be part of a ticket package that is combined with the Colts-Jaguars game that will take place the night before on Thursday, November 8. Those who arent able to attend the basketball game in person can watch it live on TV on the NBC Sports Network. Other notable games for the Gators in November include home dates with Wisconsin on November 14, UCF on the day after Thanksgiving and Marquette on November 29. Last year, the Gators made it to the Elite Eight for the second season in a row. Patric Young, Kenny Boynton and Erik Murphy return to this years squad. All three averaged more than 10 points per game last year. Erving Walker has graduated and Bradley Beal left for the NBA where he was the third overall pick by the Washington Wizards. Florida State won the ACC Tournament last season, but their run in the NCAA Tournament came to an end in the second round. Last years leading scorer Michael Snaer returns for his senior year. Ian Miller, Terrance Shannon and Okaro White are among the other key contributors who are back. The Seminoles begin their season at home against South Alabama on November 9. Theyll also host UNF on November 21. Speaking of the Ospreys, they host exhibition games vs. Flagler on November 1 and Edward Waters on November 10. The rst regular season game is at Memphis on November 12. JU begins its season at Georgia on November 9. The Dolphins rst home game is November 13 against Trinity Baptist at Veterans Memorial Arena. The November schedule also includes a trip to Miami on November 16 and two games in Mexico on November 24 and 25. Dee Roberts Jacksonville, FL 32223 R E S T R.E.S.T.With Real Results! Helping Todays Buyers & Sellers1383578 If youre like many adults who have had orthodontics or braces in your lifetime, you know that it traditionally has been a very time consuming process. While yearbook photos and stories of yesteryear may remind us of how teeth may have moved in the past, state of the art advances in cosmetics are now available that were impossible in years past. Thats why Krantz Dental Care has teamed up with Families save years of time with new bracesFastbraces, a state of the art technology, to provide you with a less time consuming and more cost e ective answer to give you the smile youve always dreamed about! 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www.MandarinNewsLine.com November 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 23 Conveniently located one block North of I-295 and San Jose Blvd. 50% OFF Your Pets First Exam with Dr. Silverness( 1st Time Clients Only )Not valid with any other oer. Expires 12/31/12 FREE BOARDING Book 2 Nights at our Resort and 3rd Night is FREE! (1st Time Boarders Only)Not valid with any other oer. Expires 12/31/12 Ann Silverness, DVM,CCRTMandarin Landing Animal Hospital & Pet Resort3003 Hartley Road Jacksonville, FL 32257 904-268-0477www.mandarinlandingah.comBook your holiday boarding now while space is still availableIndoor pool available for public use with a nominal fee. The outcome of a successful shing trip often depends on decisions made prior to that trip. Deciding where to go, when to go, tackle to bring and bait to use are all important decisions that are usually made in advance. Choosing the correct bait is probably the most important of those decisions and will have the greatest e ect on your trip. Dead, live and arti cial are the three main categories of bait. Dead bait is any once living bait that has been frozen or freshly preserved. Live bait Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan announced that the Jaguars and the Boy Scouts of America-North Florida Council are partnering to kick o the Every Boy Deserves a Chance Matching Gift Campaign. The Jaguars Foundation will match dollar-for-dollar for every donation made, up to $100,000. Khan, an Eagle Scout the highest earned rank in Scouting said, Scouting had a tremendous impact on my life as a boy growing up in Pakistan. Indeed, I can frankly say that my scouting experiences played an absolutely vital role in preparing me for life. One of Khans most memorable scouting experiences as a boy was attending the International Boy Scout Jamboree held in Athens, Greece in 1963. He was the youngest in the group, turning 13 years old as he and his fellow scouts embarked on a six-week trek through various countries by land and water to reach Athens in time for the Jamboree. The Every Boy Deserves a Chance campaign is the North Florida Councils rst capital and endowment campaign. It will support three main areas: 1) Jaguars partnering with Boy Scouts to increase scouting opportunities in NE FloridaAndrew Solomons, Life Scout; Daniel Solomons, Eagle Scout; Jaguars owner Shad Khan, Eagle Scout; and Malachi Miller, Eagle Scoutthe urban ScoutReach program which helps ensure that any boy can bene t from Scouting, regardless of his socioeconomic situation; 2) physical improvements at Camp Shands, including a new aquatic center, campsite shelters and housing; and 3) an endowment to help secure the councils long-term future for generations of new scouts. When the campaign ends and major gifts are added to this phase, the North Florida Council hopes to raise $6.5 million. Jack Sears, Jr., scout executive/CEO for the North Florida Council, said, We are thrilled to partner with the Jaguars for this campaign. The Jaguars and the Scouts have had a great relationship including the teams sponsorship of the ScoutReach Sports Luncheon from 2009 through 2012 which has raised $40,000 to $60,000 annually in support of the Urban Scout Reach program. Sears added, This new partnership takes us to the next level. The goal during this phase of the campaign is to raise $250,000 from our scouting families and friends. However, with the addition of the $100,000 Jaguars match, the total amount raised will now be $350,000. Brian Sexton, the Voice of the Jaguars game-day radio announcer since the teams opening season, is the honorary chair of the grassroots campaign. Sexton, himself an Eagle Scout and whose sons are also in the scouting program, stated, Im honored to help a cause so close to my heart. I have striven to exemplify the values I learned in the Scouting program is a bait still alive and swimming and is probably the most productive of baits. Arti cial baits are man-made baits such as plastic worms or lures designed to look like sh. Any of these baits can be productive when used under the right set of circumstances. When choosing bait it is always best to match the bait to the water and type of sh being targeted. Many baits are seasonal and are more productive at certain times of the year. A quick phone call to a nearby bait store can usually answer throughout my life and now I get to share that experience with my sons. This campaign will help ensure that many more youth can have the same Scouting opportunities that my family and I have. For more information about the campaign, or to make a gift, please contact the North Florida Council at 388-0591 or tim.forman@scouting.org. Captain Davids Fishing Report: Choose bait wiselyBy Captain David Lifkayour question to whats biting on what bait in the area you are planning to sh. A successful day on the St. Johns River also depends on being able to choose the right bait. Dead, live or arti cial can all be productive depending on the type of shing you have planned. Dead shrimp is probably the most commonly used bait on the St. Johns. It is a bait that can be used to target the largest variety of sh. When using dead shrimp try to use fresh locally caught shrimp only. Fish can often detect a di erence in the shrimp you are o ering and know whether or not they are foreign to the waters you are shing. Other dead baits would include cut sh. Again the best bet is to use cut sh from the same body of water you are shing. Two of our more common live baits found in the river are shrimp and nger mullet. Both must be caught with cast nets. Live shrimp and nger mullet can be shed a variety of ways. Float rigs, jig heads or free lined are all deadly ways to present these baits for trophy catches. Arti cial baits are usually trolled or casted along docks, pilings and bridges in the St. Johns. Commonly used arti cials would be jig heads with grub tails or lures imitating mullet or bait sh. Fishing Report: Reds, ounder and trout around docks and pilings from Orangedale to downtown Jacksonville. Weak- sh at channel markers and holes. Cooler days means time to get the kids out to neighborhood ponds for bream. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime.

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Page 2, Senior NewsLine 2012 November 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Medicare open enrollment is the one time each year to make changes to your insurance plan. During open enrollment, you can compare physicians, hospitals and benets of other plans and switch to a plan that meets your personal health care needs.Are you seeing the right doctor?For expert medical care right in your own backyard, consider a University of Florida primary care physician. The UF primary care network offers: More than 20 convenient clinic locations in Jacksonville and surr ounding areas Easy appointment scheduling Expert physicians with access to all the resources of the regions pr emier academic health center, UF&Shands Jacksonville Comprehensive health care services, from annual checkups and disease pr evention to care for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes Important Information about Medicare Open Enrollment Medicare Advantage plans currently accepted by UF primary care centers:WellCare HMO & Dual Eligible 1-888-888-9355 (TTY/TDD: 1-877-247-6272) Florida Blue Medicare HMO & PPO 1-800-926-6565 [TTY/TDD: 1-800-955-8771] Aetna Medicare HMO & PPO 1-800-832-2640 (TTY/TDD: 1-888-760-4748) Traditional Medicare 1-800-633-4227 (TTY/TDD: 1-877-486-2048) Humana Medicare PPO 1-800-372-2147 [TTY: 711] MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS DEC 7, 2012

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Senior NewsLine 2012 November 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com, Page 3 RT Publishing, Inc. The CreekLine The Ocean Breeze Mandarin NewsLine Players JournalPublisher Rebecca Taus publisher@rtpublishinginc.comEditor Martie Thompson editor@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Linda Gay lg@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Heather Seayhs@rtpublishinginc.comGraphic Design, Lisa Felegygraphics@rtpublishinginc.com RT Publishing, Inc. 12443 San Jose Boulevard Suite 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Ph: 904-886-4919 The Mandarin NewsLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via bulk mail to all addresses in Zip Codes 32223, 32258 and selected routes in 32257. Submission of articles and photographs are received by mail or email, although email to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com is preferred. The writers opinions do not necessarily reect the opinion of RT Publishing, Inc. Advertising Rates are available by request. RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. RT Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2012. of North Florida Mandarin Food Bank At St. Josephs Church Proceeds benet.... Mandarin NewsLinesm GOLD SPONSORS SILVER SPONSORS BRONZE SPONSORS CALL Mark Goldwich 406-7232 to enter the Chili Cook-o Contest ADMISSION 2 CANS OF FOOD FOR MANDARIN FOODBANK DB A B B NK NK NK NK K K K K Bring the entire family! INDIVIDUAL TASTE 50 ALL YOU CAN TASTE CHILI $7 CHILDREN UNDER 12 $4 BOWL $3 HOT DOG $1 SODA/WATER $1 $500 FOR BEST IN SHOW Saturday, November 17 (Rain or Shine!)11AM 3PM Riverplace Shopping Center PRESENTED BY 16th Annual M a n d a r i n C h i l i C o o k O f f Mandarin Chili Cook-Off First Florida Insurance On Saturday, October 6, the parishioners of San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church held a birthday party for Bernice A. Porter eld, who turned 100 years old on October 17, 2012. More than 100 people were in The holidays are almost here. Time for the holiday sights, wonderful fragrances and the glorious sounds of the season. Its time to enjoy family and friends, engage in conversation and catch-up with everyone. Do not miss a word! But, are you missing some words or conversations? Do you have to ask family and friends to repeat themselves? Do you sit quietly by yourself or have you stopped going to parties and family gatherings? Have you dropped-out? If you answered Yes to only one of these questions, it is time to help your hearing. And you are not alone; nearly one of every ve Americans has some kind of hearing loss. Thats 36 million people! But not everyone seeks help for their hearing. The average wait before seeking help is seven to 10 years. Only one out of ve people who could bene t from using a hearing aid wears one. Does this describe you? Heres how to change: Take the rst step and get a hearing test from a quali ed Doctor of Audiology, an audiologist. An audiologist is a professional with a college education. Doctors of Audiology have seven to eight years of higher education covering all aspects of the human ears anatomy, physics of sound, types of hearing loss, ear disease, the e ects that loud Bernice Porter eld and Fr. John Tetlow of San Juan Del Rio Catholic ChurchHappy Birthday to Bernice Porter eldBy Contributing Writer Rita DowerDont miss the sounds of the season! Dr. Rosann Faullattendance to help her celebrate her upcoming birthday. Porter eld was born and raised in Jacksonville. In a time when women did not go to college, in 1934, she graduated from Florida State College for Women which later became known as Florida State University. She was married to Miller Porter eld and had three childrentwo sons and a daughter who died in 2010. She has six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Porter eld resides at Westminster Woods where she currently is a Sacristan for the Thursday weekly Catholic mass. She volunteers at Westminster as needed and belongs to a knitting group. She is still knitting hats and other items for our hospitals and also for Hospice. When asked how she feels about turning 100 years old, she said, I cant believe it, I feel 1/2 that age! Porter eld continued, I still have the same interests and desires, although my math isnt so good any more. All who know Bernice Porter eld agree: she is one remarkable lady. noise and certain drugs have on the human auditory system, tinnitus both cause and e ects, hearing aid circuitry, ampli cation systems, assistive listening systems, hearing aid t-coils, hearing aid blue-tooth systems and much more. Most importantly, they are skilled in how this information can be used to help improve your hearing and lifestyle. The professionals at Dr. Rosann W. Faull, LLC, Audiology and Hearing Aids Services have the education and experience to get you started, beginning with a video examination of your ear canals; if there is any debris or wax present you will see it! Then a diagnostic hearing test with a report will be sent to your physician. Finally if you need a hearing aid, there are choicesmore than one hearing aid manufacturer and many styles, including Receiver-In-Canal (RIC) and now Invisible-In-Canal (IIC). Digital hearing aids may be prescribed and t for your hearing ability and lifestyle. Make the important step to engage and enjoy the holiday season. Improve your hearing! Call 262-5550 and visit our website: www.drfaull.com. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Senior NewsLine!Recognize the symptoms of a strokeStrokes are the leading cause of disability in the United States and the third-leading cause of death. Prompt treatment can limit the damage and save lives. If you suspect someone near you is suffering from a stroke, remember the acronym FAST: F = Face. Examine the persons features. Ask him or her to smile. If one side of the persons face droops, its possible that a stroke is coming on. A = Arms. Can the person raise both arms above his head? S = Speech. Listen to the person speak. If the words are slurred or the person cant answer questions clearly, the brain may be impaired. T = Time. Act fast if the person exhibits any of these warning signs. Get him or her to a hospital right away. In 1994, the National Family Caregivers Association began promoting the celebration of family caregivers during the week of Thanksgiving. President Clinton signed the rst presidential proclamation in 1997 and every president since has issued an annual proclamation appreciating family caregivers. As interest grew in family caregiving issues, Caregivers Week became National Family Caregivers Month. Day in and day out, more than 65 million family caregivers in this country ful ll a vital role on the care team. No one else is in a better position to ensure continuity of care. Family caregivers are the most familiar with their care recipients medicine regimen; November is National Caregivers Month they are the most knowledgeable about the treatment regimen; and they understand best the dietary and exercise regimen. NFCA coordinates National Family Caregivers Month as a time to thank, support, educate and empower family caregivers. Celebrating Family Caregivers during NFC month enables all of us to: Raise awareness of family caregiver issues Celebrate the e orts of family caregivers Educate family caregivers about self-identi cation Increase support for family caregivers For more information, please visit http://thefamilycaregiver.org.

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Page 4, Senior NewsLine 2012 November 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Im safe. I am protected by Alert1 24 hours a day.One touch of a button sends the help I need in event of a fall, medical emergency, re or home intrusion.For a FREE brochure call:1-888-721-7636 880-0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard For the past 10 years, Kathryn Murphy, the owner of Comfort Keepers serving Jacksonville and the surrounding beaches, has dedicated herself to providing seniors and other area residents with exceptional in-home care services while establishing her company as one of the leading service providers of in-home care. Murphys company has served over 500 clients, allowing them to live independently and safely within their own homes and is proud to announce their 10-year anniversary. Murphy believes much of her success can be traced back to the mission of Comfort Keepers: to provide clients with the highest level of quality of life that is achievable. Because their caregivers, which they call Comfort Keepers, devote hours of their lives to help others, the families of her clients can live their lives with the peaceof-mind knowing that their loved ones are in the hands of compassionate and trustworthy individuals who have a genuine concern for others. All Comfort Keepers must pass a comprehensive hiring process including three interviews, local, state and national background screening including ngerprinting, blood and alcohol prescreen, driving standards as well as complete a two day orientation. Hired as employees, they are covered with workers compensation, professional and general liability insurance and are bonded with all employer taxes paid on their behalf. Murphys company has also been actively serving the community in a volunteer basis by collecting food for low income seniors through a program called Feed Seniors Now. It is part of a larger Comfort Keepers initiative that focuses on proper nutrition for seniors. To assist in this program, please call 2309220. We owe our success to the families of this community who initially made the decision to put their trust in Comfort Keepers to care for their loved ones, says Murphy. We are very proud of the growth and success that our organization has had over the years. Our hard work is truly paid o at the end of each day when we settle in at home knowing that our o ce has made a di erence in the lives of so many. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Senior NewsLine! Novel bone conduction technology is now available in Jacksonville in a non-invasive device. Mandarin Hearing and Balance Center is beginning to o er the SoundBite Hearing System, an innovative approach to treating patients with single-sided deafness (SSD), a loss of hearing in one ear. SoundBite is the worlds rst removable and non-surgical hearing solution to use the well-established principle of bone conduction to impercepti-Company celebrates ten years of serving seniors Kathryn Murphy RN, MSN, Owner Ear surgeon to begin trials of SoundBite hearing systemon himself!bly transmit sound via the teeth to the inner ear. What is even more remarkable is that Dr. Glenn Knox, director of Mandarin Hearing and Balance Center, has selected himself as the rst patient to receive the device! SoundBite takes advantage of a persons natural teeth structures as the bone conductor to transfer sound vibrations to the inner ear. According to Dr. Knox, Bone conduction has long been recognized as one of the most e ective methods for bringing sound to patients with single-sided deafness. Using the SoundBite system, we can custom- t patients with a noninvasive, high-tech solution that does not require surgery, a permanent implant or a lengthy delay for the implant to take hold. Unlike bone-anchored hearing aids that use a surgical implant in the skull, SoundBite hearing system consists of two simple components. One piece is an easy to insert and remove In-The-Mouth (ITM) hearing device, which is custom-made to t around the upper, left or right back molar teeth. The other component is a small BehindThe-Ear (BTE) microphone unit that tucks behind and inside the impaired ear. SoundBite is nearly invisible when worn. No modi cations to the teeth are required. Both components are rechargeable. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Senior NewsLine!Candidates statements cont. from pg. 19 of Section A, Mandarin NewsLine missions focus to include not just teaching our children how to preserve the environment we love, but also to teach our businesses and investors how they can preserve our natural resources, while still encouraging our human resources to thrive. While the St. Johns River is our greatest asset, it is also at the heart of our thriving business community. Since our river is an avenue for trade, commerce and tourism we have an obligation to balance protecting this vital resource with our growing economy. If you agree, vote Alexander Pantinakis on November 6. Evelyn Coney, Non-Partisan Candidate for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 2 Did not respond. Daniel L. Henry, Non-Partisan Candidate for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 2 It is a great pleasure to be running for a seat on the Soil and Conservation District, Group 2. Our community is one that is unique in Florida. It encompasses both an urban and rural core, from the suburban streets of Mandarin to the busy streets of Southside. If we want to protect these areas, we have to create policies that encourage preservation and environmental friendliness. These include topics like: soil erosion, the safe disposal of our water, discouraging pollution and the safe utilization of water resources. When we do this we can protect a community we all love and ensure our environment is preserved for our families. By being employed by CSX Technology, I have gained invaluable experience in nan-Candidates statements cont. on pg. 5

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Senior NewsLine 2012 November 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com, Page 5 Medical Alert for SeniorsMedical Alert Monitoring 24/7 Free Equipment Free Shipping Easy Setup Nationwide ServiceHELP AT THE PUSH OF A BUTTON!Call Today:1-888-928-2870 Call today 904-388-4558www.,HomeHealthAuthority.com Available 7-days a week, 24 hours a day. Oering hourly and 24-hour home care services.Home Health Authority is dedicated to providing the highest quality, compassionate, and affordable non-medical in-home care services to our clients. Available 7-days a week, 24 hours a day. Offering hourly and 24-hour home care services. License # 299993967A Few Of Our Services Offered C C C C C C C New Customers that Mention Ad, Receive First Two (2) Hours of Services Free. Westminster Woods on Julington Creek is Jacksonvilles best choice for active, senior living. Residents quickly nd they enjoy life more fully now that theyre freed from the time and expense of home maintenance. They choose from a wide array of options in home styles, activities, dining, progressive tness and wellness programs. Westminster Woods on Julington Creek also provides a range of health care services, if ever needed. Nestled in 86 acres of lush, semi-tropical paradise on the arm of the St. Johns River, the community provides the best combination of a private, natural setting with the bigcity amenities of nearby Jacksonville and the quiet historic charm of St. Augustine. The communitys newly constructed Southwood Village homes are appointed with the nest amenities and have won top design honors from the National Home Buyers Association. Only four homes are left in this serene, gated setting neighborhood that features a clubhouse, pool and Looking for active retirement living? pond. In town, residents enjoy world-class restaurants, premier golf courses, outstanding museums, beautiful beaches, Jacksonville Jaguars NFL football games, top-name entertainment and more. At the community, residents choose from a full slate of activities that change every day many developed and led by the residents themselves. Westminster Woods on Julington Creek proudly o ers nancial incentives to retired ministers, missionaries, Christian educators, retired career military or surviving spouse as well as retired teachers, re ghters and police o cers. For many residents, the only question left is: Why did I wait so long? Call today for a personal tour and discover why a move to Westminster Woods on Julington Creek is the best move you can make! Please call 287-7300 or visit the community online at WestminsterRetirement.com. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Senior NewsLine!cial accountability, management and communication. This experience includes working with local colleges and high schools in recruiting summer interns and teaching them valuable job related skills, supporting the creation of mobile applications for our business partners, negotiating with private vendors to provide training courses, managing a half-million dollar budget and communicating with upperlevel management. As a board member I will seek to actively work to bring a higher level of awareness of the board. Shifting the boards actions towards bestuse practices and creating better results for our community. If you believe in my vision and experience, vote Daniel Henry for Soil & Water Conservation, Group 2 on November 6. Dave Milton, Non-Partisan Candidate for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 2 Living in Mandarin with my wife and three kids, I get to visit plenty of Mandarins parks. Several of those parks are located on our rivers and creeks, so Ive seen a lot of my neighbors enjoy one of the many bene ts of clean, healthy water. I want to ght to keep our water our St. Johns River and our Julington-Durbin and Goodbys Creeks beautiful, so Im running for Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor, Group 2. One of the most important things the district does is persuade citizens without taking a dime in taxpayer money to join in the ght by providing information about the bene ts of clean, healthy water. You can browse my Facebook page for more details: www. facebook.com/votedavemilton. In addition to my willingness to stand up for the things that matter to Mandarins citizens, theres something else I want to emphasize: if Im elected, Ill be a leader who listens before he leads. Too often, politicians run for o ce, thinking they know it all and they forget to pay attention to the people who elected them. Experience is no substitute for a listening ear. If you choose me as one of your district supervisors, I promise to serve you as your supervisor. I promise to pay attention to you, to your concerns and to your ideas. On November 6, please cast your vote for Dave Milton, Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor, Group 2! James Joseph Morton, NonPartisan Candidate for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 2 Did not respond. Greg Tison, Non-Partisan Candidate for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 2 I would like to introduce myself as a candidate for the Duval Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 2 (DSWCD). As a native of Duval County, my family spans back over six generations in this county. I want to guide our conservation policies and practices not only for todays issues, but also for future generations. As residents of Duval County, we are blessed to have great natural beauty in this county. While our greatest resource is the St. Johns River, it is also important that we promote conservation landward as well. With the e orts of the DSWCD working with other agencies and groups, we can continue to improve our quality of life and help our local economy. I will help protect our environment in three ways. First, I will be an active voice in meeting the challenges that the district faces. Second, I believe it is vital that we continue to educate the public on the soil and water districts mission and on educating our children and grandchildren. And third, I will work with local, state, and federal leaders our quality of life. As a past DSWCD district employee, I know rst-hand the challenges the district faces. I have worked with landowners in helping with the problems they have faced. I spent over 12 years working with governmental agencies enforcing the laws that protect our environment. As a DSWCD Supervisor, I will use my experience to protect our environment. Please vote yes for me on November 6. Brian Allen, Non-Partisan Candidate for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 4 My name is Brian Allen and I am running in the last race on the rst page of your ballot, Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 4. I am a 20 year veteran of the Army Reserve, served in Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom III, currently hold the rank of First Sergeant, earned my Master of Business Administration (MBA) from UNF in 2007 and I am the grandson and great-grandson of potato farmers from Hastings, Florida. I have been married to my wife for 14 years and we have two wonderful children, ages seven and ve, who attend public school. I am an active member of the same church I was raised since infancy. I originally ran for this position to eliminate some unnecessary costs to the tax payers caused by this board and wanted to create City Council oversight of this board to prevent the board from exercising its right to raise our taxes in the future. However, in addition to this goal, I am now encouraged by the broad range of support across the political spectrum I have garnered simply by being the only candidate in my race to actually attend at least one board meeting to date. Please vote for the tax payers and for accountability by voting for Brian Allen for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 4. Thank you! Cli ord Martin, Jr., Non-Partisan Candidate for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 4 The Soil and Water Conservation Board was created to educate, promote and implement best practices in regards to consuming Natural Resources such as land, water and air. Im Cli ord Martin, Jr. and I Candidates statements cont. from pg. 4Candidates statements cont. on pg. 6 Its the American way!Polls Open 7AM 7 PM General Election November 6, 2012

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Page 6, Senior NewsLine 2012 November 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com COMFORTKEEPERS.COM/OFFICE-126HHA Lic#299992389 / HCS Reg#228233PERSONAL CARE COMPANIONSHIP 904-230-922012276 San Jose Blvd., Suite 306 Jacksonville, FL 32223 MandarinHearing and Balance Center What Will YourHolidaysSound Like? Interest free nancing for 6 monthsExpires 11/30/2012. Not to be combined with any other offer.The holidays are full of sounds you dont want to miss, especially those of your family and friends celebrating happy times together. If hearing loss has taken the joy out of your holiday season, call us today before its too late. We can help you reconnect to everything and everyone that makes the holiday season so special.12276 San Jose Blvd., Ste 516, Jacksonville, FL 32223 Your story continues here... Independent Living Personalized Assisted Living Alzheimers and Dementia Care 10660 Old St. Augustine Road Jacksonville, FL 32257(888) 409-6894www.horizonbay.comAssisted Living Facility Number: 5572 Weve served our country, raised our family and worked hard to be where we are and were not about to slow down now. Thats why weve chosen to live in a community where we can enjoy life to the fullest. From great meals to fun activities, were more active and engaged than ever. We think youd love it here, too, so call or visit today. Weve earned this lifestyle... How about you? Baptist AgeWell Center for Senior Health, the centerpiece program of Baptist AgeWell Institute, has o cially opened to patients and their families. Led by a fellowship-trained geriatrician and sta ed by a multidisciplinary gerontology-trained team, AgeWell Center for Senior Health is an outpatient clinic of Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville o ering a comprehensive approach to geriatric healthcare that is unique to our region. Baptist Health has a longstanding commitment to helping people in our community maintain their quality of life as they age, says Hugh Greene, president and CEO of Baptist Health. In 2011, we deepened this commitment by forming Baptist AgeWell Institute, which integrates research, education, clinical care and social services into a holistic program, followed by the opening of AgeWell Emergency Care for our elderly ER patients. The opening of AgeWell Center for Senior Health is the next signi cant step in transforming the way our community cares for older adults. Located on the rst oor of the Baptist/Aetna building on Prudential Drive, AgeWell Center for Senior Health is designed to serve individuals 65 and older who are experiencing complex issues a ecting their daily activities. Common issues include: Decline in function or ability to care for oneself Falls, unsteady balance, muscle weakness Multiple ER visits or unplanned hospitalizations in the past year Incontinence Poor appetite, weight loss Memory loss, dementia Depression, anxiety Diagnosis of multiple diseases or conditions Multiple prescribed medications Clinical care at AgeWell Center is led by Marisol Lance, DO, a fellowship-trained geriatrician who recently moved to Jacksonville from Birmingham, Alabama where she was an assistant professor at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care. I have made it my mission to improve the health and wellbeing of older persons, said Dr. Lance. I am very excited to be here in Jacksonville leading the healthcare team that will positively impact the lives Center is dedicated to helping older adults stay healthy and independentof seniors in Northeast Florida through the work of Baptist AgeWell Center. Patients of AgeWell Center for Senior Health receive a comprehensive geriatric assessment of the physical, emotional, social and home environmental factors that might be a ecting their health and wellbeing. Based on the ndings of the geriatric assessment, an integrated care plan is developed and a care coordinator, who is a quali ed social worker, works with the patient, family, primary care physician and the rest of the multidisciplinary team to implement the plan. Other members of the patients care team may include a clinical pharmacist, mental health provider, rehabilitation therapists, dietitian and clinical nurse specialist. The AgeWell Center o ers specialized services for bladder health, memory disorders, behavioral health, pharmacy therapy management, diabetes and senior rehabilitation for a variety of conditions including balance issues. The center also o ers practical support to the patients caregiver or family member and connects the patient and family to any needed social services within the community.am running for Soil and Water Conservation Board Supervisor. As a Florida native and 18 year resident of Jacksonville, this town has become home to me. I am a graduate of the University of North Florida, holding a Bachelor of Arts degree and am currently working towards my Masters in Business Administration. Having been a business owner myself and currently serving in a regional position for one of the worlds largest agricultural companies promoting healthy living, I understand the importance of taking care of our community, not just for us, but also our children. As your elected o cial I intend to hold numerous educational events to inform businesses and end users on how to preserve our national resources. Coming from a diverse background, I plan to put my experience in agriculture, business and health to work for you and the rest of Jacksonville. I am Cli ord Martin, Jr.; lets keep Jacksonville a beautiful place. Patrick McCain, Non-Partisan Candidate for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 4 This race is about three issues: advocacy, accountability and accessibility. If you havent followed this race so far, I cant blame you. Many residents do not know about the Duval County Soil and Water Conservation Board, its purposes or its powers. Theres a reason for thatthose elected to the board are unpaid supervisors with almost no regulatory authority. Ask yourself: Why would someone spend thousands of dollars to win this election? I want to have an open debate about the true value of this board to the community. I am concerned that the board has e ectively become a sort of breeding ground for politicians rather than a useful apparatus of local government. I, like you, am concerned about conservation and environmental preservation. Thats why I ask for your support in this election. I want the actions of the board to be transparent. That means less space on their website for biographies and more for their activities. If you are really interested in my biography, call or e-mail me at mccainps@gmail.com. My number is 904-465-0842. Ill be available after the election. Please do not overlook this race when you go to vote. Let the last name on the ballot be your rst choice for Soil and Water Conservation Board! Vote Patrick McCain on November 6. Thank you for your support.Editors Note: This concludes the Candidate Statements for the November 6 General Election for Mandarin. Mandarin NewsLine reminds you to vote as you please, but please vote!Candidates statements cont. from pg. 5 (NewsUSA) Every ve seconds, someone goes blind, but in 80 percent of the cases, the blindness is preventable. Blindness from eye disease is often treatable, but only if its noticed early through routine eye exams. To help prevent avoidable vision loss, EyeCare America, a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, is o ering free eye exams by volunteer ophthalmologists dedicated to a worthy cause. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who specialize in eye and vision care, from glasses to complex surgeries. More than 45 million people worldwide are blind, says Richard P. Mills, MD. In Get out of the dark with routine eye examsmany cases, the most severe eye diseases o er no warning signs, until its too late and vision loss is irreversible. But regular eye exams can help you catch problems early, while there is still time to treat conditions and prevent permanent loss of sight. EyeCare America provides year-round eye exams at no out-of-pocket cost to people age 65 and over. Eye exams are provided by a corps of nearly 7,000 EyeCare America ophthalmologists across the United States and Puerto Rico. People who are interested in the program can visit www. eyecareamerica.org to see if they are eligible. The organizations online referral center also enables friends and family Eye exams cont. on pg. 7 Mandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Senior NewsLine 2012 November 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com, Page 7 Dealing with dementia ? Need solutions ? Call Satori Pathway 904-732-4545 www.satoripathway.org With the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period quickly approaching (October 15 through December 7), now is a good time for seniors to review their current health care and prescription drug coverage. ElderSource is a local resource for information and assistance to help seniors through this important period in Medicare. The Department of Elder A airs SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program, in partnership with ElderSource, is reminding Florida Medicare bene ciaries to carefully evaluate their health care needs and seek assistance as needed to prepare for the Medicare Annual Election Period. With so many options among Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans, which vary by location, it is important for seniors to understand what options are available to them. Medicare bene ciaries who have questions or concerns about the upcoming Medicare Annual Enrollment Period have a place to turn and get objective help comparing plans. Specially trained SHINE volunteer counselors provide free information and assistance at several locations throughout Duval and St. Johns counties. To make an appointment, call the Elder HelpLine toll-free at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-9635337) and ask to be connected with a SHINE counselor. Individuals interested in getting help comparing plans should be ready to go to their counseling appointment with important information about their health and prescription drug coverage. To provide the best assistance, SHINE volunteers will need a list of medications the individual takes, a list of providers he or she wants to use (e.g., doctor or pharmacy), and any notices from an existing plan (i.e., Annual Notice of Change), Social Security or Medicare about changes to costs and coverage for next year. SHINE is a free service of the Florida Department of Elder A airs, operated locally through the Elder Source in Jacksonville, FL. SHINE provides free and unbiased Medicare information and counseling. For more information or to learn how you can volunteer, please call the Elder Helpline toll-free at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-9635337) or visit www.FloridaSHINE.org. On Monday evening, October 15, River Garden Senior Services hosted more than 300 guests for an incredible evening to participate in the o cial dedication of the agencys new addition and updated space. Members from throughout the Jacksonville community came out to help River Garden celebrate this milestone in the agencys history. Guests included leaders from the Jewish community and well as from the larger Jacksonville community including City Councilman Matt Schellenberg and representatives from Baptist Health, Florida Blue, SunTrust Bank, Community Hospice, Haven Hospice and Aetna Health. Donors, board members, residents and family members enjoyed cocktails and hors doeuvres as they toured the new and refurbished facilities. One guest commented, The Home never looked more stunning, while another said, My mother lives upstairs and she is happier and healthier than shes been in a long time. As part of the event, Linda and David Stein were recognized for their $1 million lead gift to the River Garden capital campaign in a red ribbon cutting ceremony of the new 10,000 square foot David A. Stein and Family Center. The space was dedicated in memory of his grandmother Rose, a founding mother of River Garden. The addition is home to the Frisch Family Adult Day Care and Activities Pavilion and the Bernard and Alice Selevan Therapy Pavilion. The new space has the capacity to enable both the therapy center and the adult day care program to triple the number of clients served and increases River Gardens outreach into home and community based programs and services. The renovations of the existing space include the Trager/Peltz Admissions and Home Health Pavilion, the Parker and Wilf Dining Pavilion and the DuBow Pharmacy, as well as the Sloat Memory Care Pavilion. The refurbishment of the entire building is still in process. The evening was also an opportunity to thank all donors who have contributed to River Gardens capital campaign over the past 18 months. Campaign chairs Susan DuBow and Sandy Zimmerman, along with honorary chairs David and Linda Stein, were applauded. River Garden credits the entire community for the success of the campaign. We are very grateful to each and every donor, but we could not have SHINE volunteers help navigate Medicare year-roundRiver Garden celebrates the future Capital campaign co-chairs Sandy Zimmerman and Susan DuBow with honorary chairs Linda and David Stein.done it without the leadership of our chairs and Visionary donors that got the campaign o to a running start, remarked Martin Goetz, CEO of River Garden. While touring the building one donor remarked This is where my donation went I am thrilled to be a part of this place. After hearing about the expansion of outpatient and home health services that River Garden is now able to provide to the community as a result of the addition and refurbishment, another donor remarked, This organization really has its act together. Join us as we continue on this journey to keep building a strong agency that is recognized nationally as one of the leading senior service agencies. It is not too late to add your name to the growing list of donors to the capital campaign. To schedule a tour please contact Kathy Osterer, director of development or Beth Wolpo capital campaign coordinator at 260-1818. members to nd out instantly if their loved ones are eligible to be matched with an ophthalmologist. While some eye diseases, such as cataracts, progress slowly and o er symptoms, serious eye problems, such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy, often o er few or no warning signs. They can be caught and treated in the early stages through a medical eye exam when preventive care is still possible. By the time these conditions do begin to show symptoms, such as blurred vision or black spots across the eld of vision, often vision loss is irreversible. EyeCare America provides services to medically underserved seniors and those at a high risk for eye disease. Since its inception, EyeCare America has helped over 1.5 million people.Eye exams cont. from pg. 6 Shuffleboard! Every Tuesday, 9:30 AMMandarin ParkBeginners welcome! Just show up!

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