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l LOCAL NEWS l CROSSWORD l SUDOKU l HOROSCOPES l COMMUNITY CALENDAR l SCHOOL NEWS l GARDENING or June 2015 Vol 16 Issue 6 FARMERS & FLEA MARKET WALDO N EIGHBOR NEIGHBOR TO FREE TAKE ONE State Award Winning Newspaper with the Best of Clay County Living Since 2000 Middleburg Dedicates Historical Marker FATHER’S DAY GIFTS May we suggest? Tools, Fishing Gear, Military & Sports Memorabilia, Pocket Knifes To Samaria Swords, Hand Carved Signs And Belts, Golf Clubs, Truck Decals & Coins. Hwy 301  Waldo  Every Sat & Sun Can I get help paying for my health insurance? Scott Westervelt, Lt. Col. USMC retired stands with Gayward Hendry, a member of the Gen. Roy S. Geiger U.S. Marine Corps League, other Marines and members of the Marine Corps League Attachment at the new historical marker placed at Geiger’s birthplace, which is now part of the campus of Middleburg First Baptist Church. MIDDLEBURG -On May 23, 2015 a dedication ceremony for a Florida Historical Marker honoring General Roy S. Geiger was held on the grounds of the Middleburg First Baptist Church on Blanding Blvd. in Middleburg, Florida. The ceremony began at 10 a.m. in the church auditorium filled with family members, visitors and residents -leaving standing room only. The event was for General Roy Stanley Geiger, United States Marine Corps, the man known as the “Father of Marine Corps Aviation”. Roy Geiger was born and raised in Middleburg, his family home site was where Middleburg First Baptist Church is located. While here, he became as school teacher, principal and lawyer. He joined the Marine Corps in 1907 and was commissioned in 1909. After tours of duty in Nicaragua, panama and China, he became the fifth marine Corps Aviator in 1917. Then, as a Major, he commanded the 1st Marine Aviation Force in France during WWI. During WWII, he commanded the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing at Guadalcanal and then named Commander of III Marine Amphibious Corps in the invasion of Guam and Okinawa. Then promoted to Lieutenant General in July 1945 and was named Commander of Fleet Marine Force Pacific. General Geiger was the Senior Marine present at the Japanese surrender on board the U.S.S. Missouri. Continued on page 14 The Aaron Group 2569 County Road 220, Ste. 202 Middleburg, FL 32068 Find out by calling: 276-9088 Congratulations to the Clay County Graduates See page 23 for the 2015 Valedictorians and Salutatorians Father’s Day Sunday June 21st Check out all of the pictures & articles in this months issue Visit our Page at The NeighbortoNeighbornewspaper In the pursuit of health Florida Blue is a trade name of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. 77952-0713/73854-0712 Agt. Find your way to savings. Custom Inserts for a “YOU”nique Fit Custom-crafted arch supports help you alleviate pain and live more comfortably. Say GOODBYE to Aches & Pains Certi fi ed Pedorthist On Staff Almeta L. Monroe Ins Agcy Inc 3521 U S Hwy 17, Unit A Orange Park, FL 32003 Save an average of $500* of $500* Save an average Stop here for great rates with for great rates with America’s #1 Stop car here insurance company**. America’s #1 car insurance company**. Give me a call today™ Give me a call today. Like a good neighbor State Farm is there. Bus: (904) 269-5200 Almeta L Monroe Ins Agcy Inc Almeta Monroe, Agent 3521 U S Hwy 17, Unit A Orange Park, FL 32003 Bus: 904-269-5200 *Average annual per household savings based on a national 2012 annual survey per of new policyholders who reported savings 2012 by switching to new State Farm. *Average household savings based on a national survey of policyholders who reported savings by switching to State Farm. **Based on A.M. Best written premium. 1005000.1 **Based on A.M. Best written premium. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, State Farm Indemnity Company – Bloomington, IL ® ORANGE PARK • 904.269.1100 •

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