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NASCAR collectible semi-trailer and truck combinations. All different sizes. Come and see at 5719 CR 23B, Macclenny. 259-9520.8/28c
Badcock single mechanical bed or will trade for a full size bed. 259-2808.8/28p

Utility/lawn trailer, 4×8 $300; double bed-mattress/box spring, headboard, footboard and frame, like new $100; queen size comforter in bag, with extras $25 each, Sony Vaio tap computer, new, only used 3 times, with box and warranties; tap screen or use keyboard $500; single bed mattress $50; 2 boxes of antique dishes/glassware $25 per box. 904-408-1598.8/28p

2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD. Good condition, only 5K miles. Has windshield and saddlebags. Asking $4000 OBO. 259-2441 or 904-200-7289.8/21-28p

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Lawmakers likened to ‘rear guard’ generals

More random jottings of a troubled mind.

Stuff is constantly rattling around in my head that isn’t fully formed enough to make a full column but certainly merits mentioned because of its general oddness.

• Speaking of general oddness, let’s throw a shout in the direction of the Florida Legislature. Our lawmakers in their infinite wisdom continue to tinker with public education.

Full disclosure: I am a school teacher and have been most of my life. Being on the front lines, we foot soldiers battling ignorance have a pretty decent idea of what works and what doesn’t.

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Income, diet and health are connected

We are what we eat. Truer words were never spoken.

Not literally, of course. But suffice it to say what you ingest will affect your body in one way or another. And when you’re broke, you eat on the cheap. Here in America, cheap usually means eating the most unhealthy foods and drinks available.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I recently converted to a largely organic diet. I feel great, have more energy, sleep better and lost 10 pounds in 30 days.

This will not be a diatribe on healthy eating, mostly.

Instead, let’s look at how economic status affects diet, and by extension one’s health.

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City pact as good as endorsing

Dear Editor:

Once again our leaders have failed us.

The City of Macclenny voted unanimously to contract with Oldcastle for using the “grey water” for their sand mining operations. This quite literally is a overwhelming “two thumbs up” for sand mining by the city leaders.

When the majority of the residents have said “No” time and time again to sand mining, our city leaders go ahead and sign a contract with this company. Whether it is for ulterior motives (i.e. money under the table) or just simply because the city leaders don’t want to have to deal with the “grey water” issue, the simple fact is that it is not the place for Macclenny to be endorsing or signing a contract with a company before the issue has been settled with the residents and the county.

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