Neighbor to Neighbor newspaper October 2012 : Page 1

F The Neighbor to R E E High School Fallen Offi cer’s Memorial Cheerleaders Page 16 “Dedicated to the members of the Clay County Sheriff’s Offi ce who gave their lives in performance of their duties.” Proudly Serving Orange Park, Argyle/OakLeaf, Fleming Island, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, Penney Farms & Keystone Heights Since January 2000 NEIGHBOR State Award Winning Newspaper with the Best of Clay County Living Read us on-line for FREE at Vol XIII Issue 10 October 2012 A Clay County First – A Two Sheet Ballot Check out our paper on-line for FREE More of Jaguars Page 28 AUCTION Cardinal Auctions & Estate Sales LLC.  Tools  Furniture  Appliances  Collectibles & Much More! Saturday Auctions Call for details! Twice a Month Clay County voters will make history when they go to vote in the 2012 General CCSO to Launch Law Enforcement Memorial Project Election – they will see Clay County’s fi rst A special presentation was conducted on Tuesday, October 2nd at 2pm at the Clay County two-sheet, four-page ballot. In addition to several candidate races, the ballot contains 11 constitutional amendments and one county charter ordinance referendum, totaling to almost 3,000 words. The extraordinarily long ballot will require each voter to spend more time voting his or her ballot at the polls, which may increase lines and wait times. Every voter is encouraged to take advantage of voting by mail. Mail ballots allow voters to vote from the convenience of their own home, taking as much time as needed to carefully study each race. To request a mail ballot, visit www. or call (904) 269-6350. Due to the ballot consisting of two physical pages, mail ballots will require $0.65 postage to be returned. Voted mail ballots must be received in the Clay County Supervisor of Elections Main Offi ce by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. For added convenience, voters may drop off their ballot at any early voting site during early voting hours. Early voting will be available at fi ve convenient locations from October 27 to November 3, 2012. To better serve Clay County, the Supervisor of Elections has Kenneth Stivers -1st Pres. Lodge #104, Sheriff Rick Beseler, R.Gann and Larry Klaybor extended early voting hours from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. A sample ballot will be mailed to each Sheriff’s Offi ce Detective David White Memorial Headquarters in Green Cove Springs. household prior to the start of Early Voting. Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler and members of his leadership team were joined by Architect Larry Klaybor and representatives from Clay County’s Fraternal Order of Police Sample ballots will also be available on Lodge #104. Information about the project, including the fi rst public display of the design, For more information, please call (904) 269-was made available. “We have eight names that are going to be engraved,” said Sheriff Rick Beseler. “We 6350 or visit hope we never have to add another one. But unfortunately in this line of work we know that that probably won’t be the case.” He continued. Following the death of Detective David White in February 2012, the agency’s need for an appropriate memorial wall at the main building became evident. This project, the Clay County Sheriff’s Offi ce Law Enforcement Memorial, will not be funded with tax dollars, OF ORANGE PARK but instead by private donations -both monetary and in-kind -and by proceeds from the sale of memorial pavers/bricks. CCFOP is selling engraved pavers to line the site. The pavers are $20 a piece. You can purchase them by visiting the Clay County FOP website at County inmates will provide most of the labor. 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