Neighbor to Neighbor newspaper January 2013 Lucky : Page 1

l LOCAL NEWS l CROSSWORD l SUDOKU l HOROSCOPES l COMMUNITY CALENDAR l SCHOOL NEWS l GARDENING Happy New Year! 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 The Neighbor to FREE Vol 14 Issue 1 January MMXIII Check out our Local Young Man Travels Across paper on-line Country on Bike for FREE neighbortoneighbor.info LOOK INSIDE Opie’s gets new location page 2 Business Roundtable page 5 Community Calendar Horoscope page 6 Gentlen start your engines page 10 District 18 Open House page 13 Gardening page 22 Fishing with Capt. Hammond page 23 Gator Bowl pages 24 & 25 Sheriff Beseler Shares His Mission and Vision Doing More with Less Over the Next 4 Years Ann Williamson Staff Writer Sheriff Rick Beseler swore in five new employees to the Clay County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday, Jan. 3, noting that these positions were actually vacant positions and not newly created ones, yet they are absolutely necessary for the smooth operation of his agency. Sheriff Beseler entered his third consecutive term on Tuesday, January 8 and said that filling positions within the sheriff’s department takes about four months as it involves lengthy background checks, certifications and other high standards of his agency. Continued on page 16 Jared Taman takes a short break before proceeding on his cross country bike trip Not often do we find a person that seems to have it together but for a young man just starting on his adult life...that is very special. No, actually in todays world, that is totally awesome. Jared Taman is his name and this is his story. My journey of three thousand miles began with a single pedal. On October 3rd, 2012 I set out on a mission to cross the southern edge of the United States on my bicycle, no support team or vehicle just me and my bike. Over the next forty-five days I covered 3038 miles. Starting with my back wheel in the Pacific Ocean in San Diego, I crossed CA, AR, NM, TX, LA, MS, AL and ended in St. Augustine, Florida with my front wheel in the Atlantic Ocean. This dream started the end of my junior year of high school after talking with my friend Tom, who rode the Transamerica Trail and the Western Express. I had never heard of anyone riding their bike that distance so he inspired me to take on the challenge. The adventure became more than a challenge but a life lesson. With the entire trip ahead my mind was filled with excitement and doubt. I found myself questioning the trip I had spent months planning. But with time, everything fell into place. Throughout my whole trip I met a lot of awesome people. One in particular was a guy named Randy. He was a stager for big name bands like Rush and Rolling Stones. He Continued on page 5 BENNETT BUILDINGS OF ORANGE PARK while supplies last Exp. 2/5/13 Reg. $750.00 INSTALLED FOR ONLY $495.00 Upgrade Your Old Pump Brand New 1hp Sta-Rite Sne Jet Pump WELL PUMP SPECIAL Math problems are hard to figure out. But the Best Quality and Lowest Prices in the storage business are not! Sprinkler Check-Up SPECIAL $29.95 (904) 304-6740 ORAGE? NEED ST IT! WE GOT page 4 on See ad 1238 Blanding Blvd. 904-298-1122 Give yourself a tax break. Almeta L. Monroe Ins Agcy Inc 3521 U S Hwy 17, Unit A Orange Park, FL 32003 reSOLUTI N At Foot Solutions OUR resolution is to help you keep YOUR resolution, with customized footwear solutions that fit perfectly and give you all the comfort and support you need to meet your goal. New Year’s (904) 269-5200 Fax: 904-269-5111 Open an IRA by April 15. An IRA could reduce your taxes and it’s a great way to invest in your future. ® Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. CALL ME TODAY. FREE pair of walking socks with purchase of any pair of walking shoes . Bring this ad and receive Offer expires 1/31/13 2176 Park Ave. Orange Park, FL www.footsolutions.com/orangepark Certified Pedorthist on staff 904-269-1100

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