Community briefs 7/11/19

Clay Today
Posted 7/10/19

County preparing to give back unclaimed money

Residents urged to check in Clay Today, online to see if you’re owed a check

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The Clay County Clerk’s Office may have …

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Community briefs 7/11/19


County preparing to give back unclaimed money

Residents urged to check in Clay Today, online to see if you’re owed a check

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The Clay County Clerk’s Office may have money that belongs to you.

Like all Clerk of Court offices across the state, local Clerks review unclaimed and uncashed checks annually and send out a public notice once the funds have remained unclaimed for more than a year. The Clay County Clerk’s Office has nearly $6,000 in unclaimed checks from 2019.

Look at the list posted at on Friday or in next week’s Clay Today’s legal ads section.

The checks listed were mailed but never cashed, and the reasons vary. The intended recipient possibly moved away without leaving a forwarding address, or put the check away and forgot about it. The list of more than 140 checks includes uncashed jury service checks, witness checks, overpayments, refunds, and cash bonds from as low as $4.88 to more than $500.

Whether you are an individual, business or an organization, make sure to view the unclaimed checks list. “We work to make sure our customers receive the funds that are rightly theirs,” said Clerk of Court Tara S. Green. “Whether the amount is large or small, it’s important that we help citizens finalize their court-related process by notifying the recipients in this way.”

Unclaimed money after the deadline will be forfeited and deposited into the Clerk’s Fine and Forfeiture Fund.

Call 904-269-6317 for more information on how to receive the funds for which your name is listed.

FWC online survey seeks input from Florida landowners

CLAY COUNTY – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission currently is conducting an online survey of Florida’s private landowners. So far, more than 1,250 landowners have responded.

The survey is an important tool for the FWC to understand private landowner perspectives and decisions around fish and wildlife, and natural resource conservation. Landowners are encouraged to take part in the survey to provide the FWC insights into landowner preferences and priorities. Results from the survey will help improve educational materials, services and programs that benefit landowners, and fish and wildlife habitat across the state.

To learn more about the FWC’s Landowner Assistance Program or to see the results of these past surveys, visit

Knights of Columbus gave back $27,000 to local charities

FLEMING ISLAND – The Knights of Columbus of Sacred Heart Catholic Church has raised more than $30,000 this year through the support of the community, and it’s given back 90% to local community and charities.

The Knights have hosted an Octoberfest, Italian dinner, Tootsie Roll Drive, BBQ and Casino Night fundraiser. Our donations included: $1,000 scholarship to Elijah Bishop; $2,700 to Challenge Enterprises; $3,500 to Annunciation Catholic School and the Sacred Heath Young Group.

Casino Night gold sponsors included: Prime Med, All State Steel, Helm Funeral Home and Cremation, Harrell & Harrell and Nichols Truck Bodies, while silver sponsors included: PIZTECH, JAXPCS Group of KW Realty, Dream Vacations, Backyard Creations, Fish Window Cleaning, Katherine Baustert State Farm, Ron Warner, Kirk Nicholson, Tony Bonk and Joe Pourciau. Silent auction donors were: TPC-Sawgrass, San Jose Golf Course, Eagle Harbor Golf Course, Magnolia Golf Course, N.C. Cabin rental from Ron Warner, homemade Italian dinner from the Cruz family, Tijuana Flats, Firebird Restaurant, Trampoline World, Yum’s Catering and Autobahn.

Miscellaneous donations came from Emmitt’s Auto Repair, Margaret A. Lessig DMD, Grumpy’s Restaurant Bonefish Restaurant, Tom and Betty’s Restaurant, Hurricane’s Restaurant, V’s Pizza, Mellow Mushroom, Metro Diner, Maple Street Restaurant, Bono’s BBQ, Long Horn Restaurant, Maggiano’s Italian Restaurant, The Loop, O’Charley’s, Texas Roadhouse, 4 Rivers Restaurant, Ronnie’s Restaurant, La Casita Restaurant, BJ’s Brewhouse, Skate Station, Pat’s Nursery, New Vision Theater, Surge Trucking Co. and Gary and Jan Bachtell.

The Knight’s currently are looking for additional members.

Elf on the Shelf tickets go on sale July 25 at Thrasher-Horne

ORANGE PARK – Tickets for the Nov. 24 production of Elf on the Shelf will go on sale on July 25.

The musical will be at the Thrasher-Horne Center on the Orange Park campus of St. Johns River State at 283 College Dr. It chronicles a Scout Elf who is sent to a disconnected, multi-generational family struggling to rediscover Christmas spirit. He has to find a way off the shelf and into their hearts. This toe-tapping, heartwarming story of one small elf’s big impact on his adoptive family includes an exclusive invitation to Santa’s North Pole and engages audiences with a glimpse into the magical lives of Scout Elves.

Featuring an original story and score, dazzling sets and costumes, and wondrous moments that make even the most cynical believe, this momentous celebration of the season leaves spirits high and captivates all with the splendor of Christmas.

Tickets are available by calling (904) 276-6815 or online at


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