Neighbor to Neighbor newspaper September 2011 : Page 1

LOCAL NEWS CROSSWORD SUDOKU HOROSCOPES COMMUNITY CALENDAR SCHOOL NEWS GARDENING Vol 12 Issue 9 NEIGHBOR The Neighbor to www.neighbortoneighbor.info FREE Check us out on-line Smart phone QR Code 904.278.7256 Two Time State Award Winning Newspaper with the Best of Clay County Living September 2011 Proudly Serving Orange Park, Argyle/OakLeaf, Fleming Island, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, Penney Farms & Keystone Heights Since January 2000 email us at neighbortoneighbor@netzero.net FIND INSIDE THIS EDITION Remembering Nicholas A. Bogdan Article on page 10 C CTY RESIDENTS REFERENCE 10TH ANNIVERSARY Sept 11, 2001 9-11 W.E. Cherry Elementary Celebrates 50th Anniversary High School Football Team Photos in Center GO TEAMS! We bring out the best in everyone! Clay County Superintendent of Schools -Ben Wortham, welcomes back students. JAGUARS SCHEDULE PAGE 24 CALENDAR PAGE 9 CROSSWORD PAGE 14 SUDOKU PAGE 18 It’s been 50 years since the doors fi rst opened at W.E. Cherry Elementary on Edson Drive. A lot of things have changed over the years but one thing still stands true, W.E. Cherry is a public education experience that is motivating, challenging and re-warding for all children, and is the best kept secret in Orange Park. WEC has been serving the community since 1961. The school was named after William Ernest Cher-ry, who is the longest serving Clay County School Board member. Mr. Cherry served 28 years on the Board from 1938 to 1964. He was instrumental in obtaining the property for the school and witnessed the construction of the school. Mr. Cherry died in the late 1970s. At the celebration his legacy lived on with family members and friends joining in the celebration of the anniversary. “The school was the fi rst in Clay County to re-ceive air conditioning.” Stated Superintendent of Clay County schools Ben Wortham. Wortham spoke of his fond memories when he taught Physical Education at WEC. He is also married to Mr. Cherry’s granddaughter, Sylvia Wortham. The school today has nearly 700 students. It opened with only 220. At that time, the school was just one building with 8 classrooms and no cafeteria. Students were transported to Orange Park High for lunch. There were many past teachers and students that attended the event. The family of the fi rst Principal of WEC, Roy Philemon was in attendance, along with three of the fi ve school board members; Carol Studdard, Lisa Graham and Janice Kerekes. Bar-bara Roush was a teacher and the fi rst Asst. Principal at WEC. She was also the fi rst Clay County Asst. Principal. Continued on page 19 e Let us captur in you! the best (904) Midleburg-ClayHill Library Celebrates 25th Anniversary 688-0550 1524-4 CR 220 Fleming Island, FL 32003 (located in the Publix/Target shopping center) www.palmtreestudios.com For all your photography needs & occasions. BENNETT BUILDINGS OF ORANGE PARK *Storage *Carports President of the Middleburg Garden Club -Rae Ditto and Sara Giblin release butter fl ies at the 25th Anniversary of the Middleburg-Clay Hill Library. Middleburg-Clay Hill Library opened it’s doors in 1986. On August 13, 2011 from 10am -3pm the library celebrated the event. Many area residents stopped by with well wishes. The TGIF Navy Band entertained with their Dixie Land music. The group plays throughout the southeastern United States. Continued on page 10 NO CREDIT CHECK Apply by phone www.bennettbuildingsoforangepark.com 904-298-1122 1238 Blanding Blvd. We are proud sponsors of Autistic Allstars Softball Game See ad Page 4 A little preparation MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE. Bottled water. A fl ashlight and radio. Fresh batteries. Having the little things ready can make a big differ-ence when a storm hits. State Farm® can help before as well as after. Contact me for tips on how to prepare or visit statefarm.com ® . The right shoe and arch support makes a difference! FREE Pair Cushioned Wicking Walking Socks W/Walking Shoe Purchase. $10.99 value. Not valid with FOOT PAIN? WE CAN HELP. other offers. Must present coupon. Expires 9/30/11 Like a good neighbor State Farm is there! Almeta Monroe, Agent Almeta L. Monroe Ins Agcy Inc 3521 U S Hwy 17, Unit A Orange Park, FL 32003 (904) 269-5200 Fax: 904-269-5111 True custom arch supports using 3D Cad/Cam technology. Wide selection of walking and casual dress shoes. OTC arch supports and other accomodative devices. Certi fi ed Pedorthist on staff & Medicare accredited. 2176 Park Ave. Orange Park, FL State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, State Farm Indemnity Company, Bloomington, IL statefarm.com 904-269-1100

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