Neighbor to Neighbor newspaper February 2014 : Page 1

N EIGHBOR l LOCAL NEWS l CROSSWORD l SUDOKU l HOROSCOPES l COMMUNITY CALENDAR l SCHOOL NEWS l GARDENING 904-278-7256 or NEIGHBOR TO FREE State Award Winning Newspaper with the Best of Clay County Living Proudly Serving ALL Of Clay County Since January 2000 February 2014 Vol 15 Issue 2 You heard it here first! JUST IN! 19th Annual NE FL Scottish Games & Festival Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Clay County Fairgrounds www.neflgames. com SO PROUD! Early Arbor Day Celebration See article on page 7 Starting the New Year off right with a System Check for your lawn...never to early to Katie Harrington, left, is joined by family, dignitaries, and Orange Park Mayor Jim Renninger, right, in the planting and dedication of a new oak tree in commemoration of Katie's late husband, 5-time Orange Park Mayor Earl H. Harrington. By Nick Thompson Earl was a New Year’s baby, born on January 1, 1926 to Allen and Mary Harrington. He had one younger sibling -a sister, Carol. At age 18 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and two years later completed his enlistment. Another two years passed before he married Miss Katie Mae Hall. Together, they produced a son, Darry, and a daughter, Toni, and with Katie’s other son, David, the five of them enjoyed many years in Orange Park. A meeting was held at the Town Hall in Orange Park on Friday, January 17, 2014 with two purposes: a presentation of a flag, and a dedication of a new tree. The informal assembly began at promptly 11 AM with Orange Park Mayor Jim Renninger making the introductions. A few minutes later, the honorable mayor yielded the floor to Island View Baptist Church Pastor Kevin Collison who offered up the invocation. The prayer was followed by a presentation of a Tree City Flag to Mayor Renninger by Clay County Forester Berry Tye and Clay County Parks and Recreation Superintendent simply known as "Ernest"! Succeeding the presentation of the flag, Interim Town Manager John Bowles asked everyone to join him, the mayor, and Mrs. Katie Harrington, the surviving wife of former mayor Earl H. Harrington, in the dedication of a newly planted oak tree behind the Town hall. A stone memorial placed in front of the oak indicated Mr. Harrington's time in office as well as the (5) times he was elected mayor of Orange Park. In 1947, Earl began working as a mechanic in the aircraft repair shop at NAS Jacksonville NADEP. He retired from government work 34 years later and soon after was bitten by the Continued on page 7 Clay High & Cliff Avril Win Super Bowl XLVIII Continued on page 27 Can I get help paying for my health insurance? Find out by calling: Get ready for the PERFECT LAWN!  FREE Estimates $ 30 on Existing Systems  Pump Service & Repair  Trouble Shooting  Licensed & Insured  Service & Repair on New Systems The Aaron Group 2569 County Road 220, Ste. 202 Middleburg, FL 32068 276-9088 System Check-Up (904) 838-9814 A & L Irrigation, LLC Clay IR180 Duval I304 St. Johns BL5540 Florida Blue is a trade name of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. 77952-0713/73854-0712 Agt $ Year’s This New uncork some $ extra money. Almeta L. Monroe Ins Agcy Inc 3521 U S Hwy 17, Unit A Orange Park, FL 32003 $ $ ® $ New 2014 Arrivals! (904) 269-5200 Out with the old, over-priced auto policy -in with State Farm. Start 2014 off right, with some newfound car insurance savings from State Farm. What could make the new year happier than that? GET BIONIC, WEAR VIONIC Jacksonville Beach, 4126 South Third Street, 247-0460 Orange Park, 2176 Park Ave. #101, 269-1100 ™ Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. CALL US TODAY. Certified Pedorthist on Staff

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