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Viola Stewart dies at age 99

Viola Stewart, 99, died September 6, 2012 at Frank Wells Nursing Home in Macclenny. Mrs. Stewart was born December 18, 1912 and was married to the late Edward “Redd” Stewart. She was preceded in death by sons Kenneth Stewart and Emmit Stewart; sisters Rosie Lee Givens and Katie L. Pickett; brother John Cooper; nephew Arlee (L D) Givens.

Mrs. Stewart is survived by her daughter Ruth Israel; loving son Gary Stewart; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister Lillian Noakes of Boston, Mass; niece Carlena (Eunice) Bell of Jacksonville; special nephews Bishop Richard Givens of Jacksonville, Elder Mitchell Givens of Sanderson and Evangelist Leroy (Lois) Givens of Fort Lauderdale; sister-in-law Hilda McCray of Sanderson; other nieces, nephews and friends.

The funeral service for Mrs. Stewart will be September 15 at 1 pm at the Faith Temple COGIC in Sanderson. Visitation for family and friends will be Friday from 5-7 pm at the church.

Mr. Whitehead of Middleburg

Herman L. Whitehead, 74, of Middleburg died Sunday, September 9, 2012. Mr. Whitehead was a member of the Cinnamon Street Baptist Church in Middleburg. He was a retired janitor who enjoyed flying and spending time with his family and friends.

Mr. Whitehead is survived by daughter Khristane (James) Knight of Middleburg; brother Leland (MaryAnn) Whitehead of Macclenny; sisters Estelle Thompson of Middleburg, Margaret (Frank) Harrison and Linda (Frank) Walker, both of Jacksonville, and Trudy Siddle of Louisiana; three grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11 am on Friday, September 14 at the Forbes Funeral Home chapel in Macclenny with Brother Robert Griner officiating. Burial will follow at Manning Cemetery, Jacksonville. The family will receive friends, 6-8 pm on Thursday, September 13 at the funeral home.

Cash mobs to support local businesses

So what's a cash mob? It's like a flash mob, in that a lot of people met up at a seemingly random location, but instead of dancing and such, they support a local business by spending $10 to $20 there.

It's a way to support local restaurants, bars and retailers, and meet new people. Readers would vote online as to where/when the cash mob will take place and the business with the most votes would be announced online the day of the mobbing.

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Bullets top Williams, Johnson YMCAs

The Baker Bullets swim team got a big win on Saturday, July 7, defeating the Williams and Johnson YMCAs in Jacksonville. The Bullets had some strong individual performances and good times in the relays.

“Our coaches are very happy about the progress of the swimmers so far this year,” said coach Bullets Andy Johnston. “They have overcome many obstacles, especially the weather, to swim strong going into the last two weeks of the season.”

We are looking forward to the meet this weekend to see the competition for championships next Sunday

Jonathan Mobley got things going for the Bullets with a win in the 100-yard individual medley in 1:26.62. Kelsea Crain and Logan Todd were first and second in the girls 13-14 year old 100 individual medley with Crain winning in 1:39.75.

The Bullets swept the 11-12 medley with Kyrie Holman, Karlee Nelson, Loriann Bliss and Alaina Crawford taking the top four places. Holman finished in 1:37.88 for the win.

The Bullets also swept in the boys 11-12 year old medley with Ethan Knight winning in a quick time of 1:18.31. Dylan Ray, Matt Voyko, Dalton Ray and Josh Ossmann finished the sweep.

Alexandria Hill took second in the girls 9-10 year old medley. Braedon Knight took first and Landon Prevatt third in the boys 9-10 medley with Knight touching at 1:17.03.

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