Neighbor to Neighbor newspaper April 2016 : Page 1

l LOCAL NEWS l CROSSWORD l SUDOKU l HOROSCOPES l COMMUNITY April 2016 Vol 17 Issue 4 Opening Day Ceremony Huge Deal for 448 Little Leaguers N EIGHBOR CALENDAR l SCHOOL NEWS l GARDENING NEIGHBOR TO FREE TAKE ONE State Award Winning Newspaper with the Best of Clay County Living Since January 2000 MOTHERS DAY GIFTS Jewelry – Vintage, Contemporary or Handcrafted Candles, Homemade Soaps, Plants, Glassware Kitchen Accessories, Avon, Wind chimes. Waldo Farmers & Flea Market Hwy 301  Waldo  Every Sat & Sun BE YOUR OWN BOSS!! Sell Handcrafted Items or Bakery Goods, Do Repairs-Tech or Equip, Sell New or Used Items Low Overhead – Thousands of Shoppers Carrie Clarke Day Celebrates its 12th Year Continued on page 8 Almost 500 little-leaguers and their coaches cheer on Opening Day Nick Thompson Staff Writer/Photographer The Fleming Island Athletic Association held its first baseball and softball opening day ceremony on a beautiful and sunny Saturday, March 5th at Paul C. Armstrong Park on SR 220 at 9 AM. This is the first year that the FIAA. is sponsoring baseball. In all, 448 registered young boys and girls will take part in this summer (winter?) sport. Opening games began following the ceremony. The girls will take part in the softball portion of the game. Six teams create this division with the young ladies ages ranging from 7 to 14. The boys will have five separate divisions: (1) T-Ball, 13 teams ages 4-7; (2) Machine Pitch, 5 teams ages 7-8; (3) Minors, (6) teams ages 9-10; (4) Majors, 6 teams ages 11-12; (5) Juniors Division, 3 teams ages 13-16. Each team will consist of 12-15 players. Four Clay County notables had the honor of throwing out the first pitch. County Commissioner Diane Hutchings, City Commissioner Wendell Davis, former President of Fleming Island Little League Mike Collins, and President of Fleming Island Athletic Association Ernie Menendez each tossed a perfect strike to their respective catchers commencing the start of FIAA's first season. This year, the league will also have two baseball commissioners -James Critch and Brook Hartzog. FIAA will use all three fields at Armstrong Park in 2016. Previously only one was used during the ten year duration of the FILL. Also, Garber Chevrolet will donate $25 to the league for every customer that takes a test-drive in a new Chevrolet vehicle in stock, up to a maximum of $625. Garber has partnered with FIAA via its Chevy Youth Baseball program to provide money will help fund the league with instructional opportunities and new equipment. For more photos like our page Can I get help paying for my health insurance? The Aaron Group 2569 County Road 220, Ste. 202 Middleburg, FL 32068 Find out by calling: 276-9088 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. Clay County Agriculturial Fair Celebrating 30 Years -See page 15 Look inside for Easter Hunt pictures and so much more! Find your way to savings. 4)0&4 %05)& 8"-,*/( 53"7&-*/45:-&8*5)0654"$3*'*$*/($0.'035 .",&:063 Almeta L. Monroe Ins Agcy Inc 3521 U S Hwy 17, Unit A Orange Park, FL 32003 Save an average of $464* Give me a call today. Bus: (904) 269-5200 Save average of $500* Stop here for great an rates with Stop here for great rates with America’s #1 car insurance company**. America’s #1 car insurance company**. Give me a call today™ Like a good neighbor State Farm is there. 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 2015 survey of new policyholders who reported savings by switching to State Farm. **Based on A.M. Best written premium. *Average annual per household savings based on a national 2012 survey of new policyholders who reported savings by switching to State Farm. 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 • JAXFOOTSOLUTIONS.COM

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