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‘Day of service, memory’ at city park last Saturday

Children played with frisbees and other toys, dancers from a newly opened studio in Macclenny provided the entertainment and public and nonprofit disaster responders distributed information about their respective agencies during the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency’s “September 11th: A Day of Service & Remembrance” event held the morning of September 7 at Memorial Park.

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Poker run benefited Macclenny youngster with genetic disorder

Keith and Valerie of Macclenny, followed by Larry Smiley of Culyer.

Keith and Valerie of Macclenny, followed by Larry Smiley of Culyer.

At least 10 motorcycle riders took part in the roughly 100-mile “Poker Run for Jaiden Skye-Leah Champion,” the benefit ride and fundraiser for Jaiden’s family. She is 6 years old and has a genetic disorder known as Mawat Wilson Syndrom as well as other diagnoses, including epilepsy.

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Funeral held Monday for Faye Nettles

Nettles, Faye MannFaye Mann Nettles, 79, a lifelong resident of Sanderson, died on September 5, 2013 at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Jacksonville. She was born in Sanderson on June 13, 1934 to the late Thomas Orson Mann and Eva Raulerson Mann. Faye was a longtime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Macclenny and spent her entire life taking care of others and raising her children as a homemaker.

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