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Attorney and architect contracts, Hi-Q team recognitions on school board’s Nov. 22 agenda

On next Tuesday's school board meeting agenda are:

• The board will recognize the BCHS varsity and junior varsity Hi-Q teams and retiree Mary King, deliver a thank you to R.H. Davis Oil of Macclenny for donating $1000 (two $500 grants) to each of the district's six schools and hear a song from the Pre-K Kindergarten Center's Kinderchorus group.

• Under routine items, the board will appoint new representatives from the board to serve on the state-wide school board association and the Small School District Council Consortium. Also under routine items, which are voted upon together in a single vote, board members will consider agreements with its legal counsel, Foley & Lardner, and its architectural consultant, Akel, Logan & Shafer, both of Jacksonville; the board's 2012 calendar and who will serve as the board's new chairperson and vice chairperson.

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Mrs. Palmer, 84, service at later date

Mazie T. Palmer, 84, of Jacksonville died August 11, 2011. She was born in Union County to Lawton Walton Thornton and Verdie Gatlin Thornton on February 11, 1927. She was a resident of Jacksonville most of her life and worked in the clerical department of JEA for more than 20 years before retirement. She loved birds, history and visiting museums. In her early years, she enjoyed painting with oil. She also belonged to the Senior Citizens Group.

She was predeceased by son Robert Charles Palmer.

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Wilford Padgett, 60, was Army vet

Wilford Harold Padgett, 60, of Jacksonville died August 4, 2011. He was born in Jacksonville to the late Preston Padgett and Leona Harris Padgett on January 23, 1951. He was a life-long resident of Maxville and honorably served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed fishing, tending to livestock, reading and watching westerns.

Mr. Padgett was predeceased by siblings Sammy Padgett, L.J. Padgett, Franklin Padgett, Buddy Padgett, Lewis Padgett, David Wayne Padgett, Betty Manning and Nancy Rosier.

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Dallas Ramer, 66, dies on August 11

Dallas Richard Ramer, 66, of Lake Butler died August 11, 2011 at Shands Hospital UF in Gainesville after an extended illness. Mr. Ramer was born in DeFuniak Springs and lived most of his life in Baker and Union counties. He was a retired truck driver and attended the First Baptist Church of Lake Butler. Mr Ramer was the son of the late Preston Dallas and Gladys Hollingsworth Ramer.

Survivors include daughter Charmin Mizell of Raiford; sons Kevin and Christopher Ramer, both of Raiford, Richie Ramer of Ft. Walton Beach, Dallas Ramer Jr. of Hosford and Christopher  Ramer of Lake City; 13 grandchildren.

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