Section A: Main
 Section A: Opinion
 Section A: Main continued
 Section A: Around Town
 Section A: Religion
 Section A: Main continued
 Section A: Nassau Sports
 Section B: At Your Leisure
 Section B: At the Movies
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Table of Contents
    Section A: Main
        page A 1
        page A 2
        page A 3
        page A 4
        page A 5
    Section A: Opinion
        page A 6
    Section A: Main continued
        page A 7
    Section A: Around Town
        page A 8
    Section A: Religion
        page A 9
        page A 10
    Section A: Main continued
        page A 11
        page A 12
        page A 13
    Section A: Nassau Sports
        page A 14
        page A 15
        page A 16
    Section B: At Your Leisure
        page B 1
    Section B: At the Movies
        page B 2
    Section B continued
        page B 3
        page B 4
    Section B: Television
        page B 5
        page B 6
    Section B: Classified
        page B 7
        page B 8
        page B 9
        page B 10
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American Profile



Fernandina's part in enter-
taining the relatives of 11
imprisoned Americans in
"Red China" received nation-
wide publicity. The families
were treated to dinner and a
cruise aboard the Wayvfarer
yacht. Feb. 4, 1955
The ceiling inside Waas
Drugs on Centre Street
collapsed suddenly, causing
extensive damage to the inte-
rior but no injuries.
Feb. 6, 1980

Nassau County'
Commissioners selected
Ernie Padgett as the new
county coordinator. Second
choice was landfill consultant
Walt Gossett, followed by
Edward Harvey, assistant
administrator of DeSoto
Co: Feb. 8, 1995

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Trees, brush cut on

swath ofgreenway

Felled trees and cleared brush in the Egans Creek Greenway provide a clear view of a Seaside
subdivision home, above, from a hiking trail and marsh. Just a few feet away, below, the forest
obscures views to and from most of the subdivision homes. The trees were unlawfully chopped
and left to decay, bottom.

No charges


More than 15-trees were cut
down in ,the Eghns Creek
Greenway about three-tenths of a
mile south of the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center adjacent to the
Seaside subdivision.
Police have investigated the
incident as criminal mischief,
reporting that "residents and pos-
sibly others along the wetland area
have been involved in landscaping
activities in the wetland areas."
"We were shocked," said Nan
Voit, director of city parks and
recreation. "Somebody blatantly
went in and cleared a path."
This segment of the greenway,
between Atlantic Avenue : and
Jasmine Street, was restored to a
salt marsh by the state at a cost of
$2.4 million. It has walking trails
and bridges over the creek and
other amenities are planned;.
"We want the public to under-
stand that is sacred property, that's
a preserve," Voit said.
It is unlawful to clear trees on
public property without city per-
mission. In fact, a permit is
required to clear select trees on
private property on the island.
Police reported 15 trees were
felled between a walking trail and
a nearby home, but one observer
estimated twice that many were
cut. "The most cutting and larger
trees are nearer the house and
require boots or waders to see

News Leader
Nassau County residents may
soon have to pay more to dump
their trash in the county landfill,
which will be open fewer hours.
County Administrator Mike
Mahaney told Nassau County
Commissioners on Wednesday he
sees no other options for the finan-
cially troubled operation.
With the withdrawal of a Duval
County company that paid the
county to dump trash here, the

landfill's budget will go into the
red this summer, Mahaney said.
He recommended that the landfill
raise its annual fees to Nassau
County taxpayers, refinance its $20.
million bond to lower payments,
reduce staff and shorten its hours
of operation.
County residents currently pay
a $45 annual property assessment
for their use of the landfill, whether
a carrier picks up their garbage or
whether they haul their trash them-
selves. Commissioners previously
lowered that assessment from $100

when the landfill began to accept
out-of-county waste.
"It was a political move,"
Commissioner Marianne Marshall
said. "If that $100 (assessment)
had stayed in place, wewould not
be addressing these issues today."
Commissioner Tom Branan,
who was on the county commis-
sion that reduced the assessment
beginning in 1993, bristled at
Marshall's comment.
"It may have been a political
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Partly cloudy skies
JOI with a high near 57
and a low of 44 is
forecast today in the
fJacksonville area by
the National Weather
Service. There is a 5
percent chance of
rain. Cool, damp
f-weather has domi-
nated Super Bowl
week on Centre
Street so far, but the
outlook is for a
warmer day on
Super Bowl Sunday.

Shelfish feast


shrimp boats

The first official shrimp boat
race in 28 years is scheduled to
take place on the Amelia River
waterfront at the foot of Centre
Street at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Part of the first Fernandina
Super Shellfish Feast, it harkens
to days gone by of the annual
shrimp festival held here each
When the News-Leader's Ray
Caldwell suggested in a 1959
editorial that we follow the lead
of Tampa and Pensacola and
establishf'afestival here, he real-
ly started something.
Imagine how astounded he
would be.tosee what it has
become nii best, most
popular festivals in the country
with approximately 130,000 fun-
seekers forming a tightly knit,
slow-moving blanket of people
through several blocks of the
downtown historic district on
the first weekend of each May.
"Why not something of this
nature here on historic Amelia
Island that is steeped in pirate
lore and boasts of being under
eight flags," Caldwell wrote. He
discussed his idea with
shrimper Melvin Dougherty
and Bill Burbank Jr., a trawl-
maker. It took root, and a small
event was born in 1963, which
became known as the Shrimp
Boat Race Festival. The first
race took place in 1964. The fes-
tivities included a parade and a
Friday night street dance.
A similar celebration, the
Lions Club Beach Opening
Fiesta. which was part of the
week-long Fiesta of 8 Flags,
took place every June. It includ-
ed a golf tournament, a histori-
cal pageant at Fort Clinch and a


beauty contest.
But the downtown celebra-
tion proved to be more success-
ful. Caldwell suggested a merg-
er of the two events, which was
to be held in the month of May
in an effort to more fully involve
the shrimpers before their
busiest season began.
The shrimp boat race, billed
as the first and only one of its
kind, became the main attrac-
tion, coordinated with the speed

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'We want the public to understand that is sacred
property, that's a preserve.

Never have so many large yachts docked at Amelia Island
Yacht Basin. Docked Thursday for Super Bowl weekend
were, from rear left, the 110-foot Alessandra III; the 90-foot
Miss Marcia; and the 98-foot Bella Dawn, right. The port of
call for all three ships is Fort Lauderdale.

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February is Black History
Month, an annual celebration
since 1926. Many events are
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Kingsley Plantation
Kingsley Plantation will host
a special presentation at 2 p.m.
each Saturday this month. They
will celebrate the cultural contri-
butions of the enslaved men,
women, and children of the
plantation period by connecting
aspects of modern culture with
its plantation or African roots.
Sponsored by the National
Park Service's Timucuan
Preserve, the presentations
are free and open to the public.
The lineup includes: Kids'
Corner Saturday; guided walk at
the slave quarters, Feb. 12; the
~ Underground Railroad, Feb. 19;
preservation program at the
slave quarters, Feb. 26.
,;For information or direc-
-jon-. call (904) 251-3537 ,or visit,
www.nps.gov/timu and click on
"special events."

St Peter's events
Bishop Wardell Avent, pastor
of Kingdom Ministries, will
speak at the 11:15 a.m. service
on Sunday at St Peter's
Episcopal Church, corner of
Eighth Street and Atlantic
Avenue. The choir of Kingdom
Ministries will share musical
selections. Lunch in the Parish
Hall follows the service.
The Rev. Jeremiah Robinson,
pastor of New Zion Missionary
Baptist Church, will be the
guest speaker at the 11:15 a.m.
service on Feb. 20. Johnnie
Robinson will share his musical
An evening with the Edward
Waters College Choir will be
presented at 5 p.m. on Feb. 20.
The concert by the full choir is
free and open to the public but
tickets are required. Call 261-
A two-act play, "This Little
Light," about Fannie Lou Hamer
and written by Billie Jean
Young, will be performed at St.
Peter's at 7 p.m. on Feb. 25.
Ilona Preliou and Cheryl Smith
will make their debut in the play
which includes several spirituals

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to be sung by the Peck

Library events
The Nassau County Public
Libraries and Friends of the
Nassau County Public libraries,
in partnership with the
Association for the Study and
Preservation of African-
American History of Nassau
County, are sponsoring the fol-
lowing programs:
* African-American
read-in chain
Join local community lead-
ers, teachers, ministers and
youth as they read books by
African-American authors from
6:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday at the
Fernandina Beach branch
Marsha Phelts, author of the
first complete history of
American Beach, will lead the
* An evening of art,
writings, and research
Join Fernandina Beach High
School art students from 6:30-
7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Peck
Center to learn about thde'
research that Willip. Jeffet on.
genealogist author, conducted
while working on his book,
Hupuewa, Legacy of the Hooper
Family of Nassauville, and his
research on the restoration of
the Mount Olive Baptist
Also featured will be FBHS
art students Quincy Carswell,
Della Johnson and Tierra
Williams. Children's librarian,
Diane Johnson and artist and
art educator Rhonda Bristol, will
introduce the students and
answer questions.
The Peck Center is located at
516 South 10th St., Fernandina
* An Evening with
Ken Williams and Friends
Join the BMI Award winner,
Grammy nominee, singer, song-
writer and producer from 6-7:30
p.m. Feb. 28 at the Peck Center.
The Fernandina Beach native
will perform followed by Johnny
Robinson and the Instant
Groove Jazz Band and other
"Stars of Peck" talent.
All library programs are free
and open to the public. Call 277-
7365 for information.

PBS series
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the
Gullah/Geechee Nation, is a fea-

tured re-enactor in the four-part
PBS series "Slavery and the
Making of America" airing .
nationally at 9 p.m. Wednesday
and Feb. 16.
The series chronicles the
institution of American slavery
from its origins in 1619 through
the arrival of the first slaves in
New Amsterdam, the American
Revolution, the Civil War, the
. adoption of the 13th
Amendment and the
.Queen Quet, a native of St.
Helena Island, S.C., also served
as a musical and historical con-
sultant for the production.

Museum lecture
The Amelia Island Museum
of History will host Dr. Aaron
Sheehan-Dean, Assistant
Professor of History at the
University of North Florida, at
Trinity United Methodist
*Church on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.
Sheehan-Dean will present a
lecture entitled "Double Vision:
The Legacies of British and
Spanish Slavery in Florida."
For infoniation el;a tbhevr/,f
museum at 261-7378.

Southslde events
The Southside
Neighborhood Association will
host the Third Black History
Festival on Feb. 19 at the Peck
Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
with a scheduled program at
The distinguished speaker
for this event is Attorney Evett
L Simmons of Port St Lucie
and a 1975 graduate of
Fernandina Beach High School.
Simmons has published a book
and autographed copies will be
available for sale.
The class of 1975/Southside
Neighborhood Association will
host a Meet and Greet for
Simmons from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Feb. 18 at the Peck Center in
the refreshment room.

Sunday service
Mount Olive Baptist Church
in Kings Ferry will present its,
Black History Month celebra-.
tion at 11 a.m. Feb. 20. Queen
Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah-
Geechee Nation, will present a
histo-musical presentation,
"Diggin Fa Wi Gullah/Geechee
Roots," an exploration into the
genealogy of Gullah-Geechee

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Kathy Marie Owens
Kathy Marie Owens, 40, Lina
Court, Fernandina Beach, wife of
Kurt B. Owens for 20 years, passed
away Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at
Baptist Medical Center in
Jacksonville following a lengthy ill-
A native of Dearborn, Va., Mrs.
Owens graduated from Venice (FL)
High School. After her marriage,
she and her husband relocated to
Jacksonville Beach and she was
employed as a bookkeeper for the
Garrard and Carter C.P.A. firm for
several years.
Mrs. Owens and her family lived
in Fernandina Beach for the last
eight years. She was a member of
the Prince of Peace Lutheran
Church on Atlantic Avenue in
Fernandina Beach. She loved cook-
ing for her family and friends, and
doing nice things for her friends
and neighbors. Mrs. Owens also
enjoyed fishing in her spare time.
Survivors include: her husband,
Kurt Owens and her children,
Shelby Leigh Owens and Kyle Ryan
Owens of Fernandina Beach; her
parents, John and Frances Fabian,
Norfolk. Va.; two brothers, John
Fabian, Rich'mond, Va., and Joel
90 ras, Texas;` andt ihcs[ i
ters, Jill Spore, Norfolk, Va., and
Jody Fabian, Venice; and her in-
laws, Glendon and Phyllis Owens of
Key West,
A celebration of Mrs. Owens'
life is scheduled for noon Tuesday
at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
with the Rev. Ray Ramsburg, pastor,
Obituaries are free of charge
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uaries of 450-750 words in length
will be $25.
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Photographs may be provided by
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Deadlines tor obituaries and
photographs are noon Tuesday
and noon Thursdayfor the follow-
Ing day's newspaper.


Gun course
A "Certified Basic Pistol and
Advanced Defensive Tactics
Course" will be offered Saturday
from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the
Fraternal'Order of Police Lodge
65 in Nassau County. A con-
cealed weapon permit training
certificate is included. Call Gary
Belson at 491-8358.

Blood drives
Hilliard Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post 10095 and its Ladies
Auxiliary will sponsor a Florida
Georgia Blood Alliance blood
drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday in the Hilliard Winn-
Dixie parking lot. Refreshments
will be served. If you have any
questions, contact Betty Garver
at (904) 879-4581.

The FCCJ Betty P. Cook
Nassau Center Student
Government Association will
sponsor a Florida Georgia Blood
Alliance blood drive on Feb. 15
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the cen-
ter, 76346 William Burgess Blvd.
in Yulee.
Anyone who registers to

donate blood will have the oppor-
tunity to enter-to-win a free 2-
year lease on a 2005 Saturn Ion.
Call 5484432 for information
and to schedule an appointment
I.D. is required to donate.

Bereavement support
The bereavement support
.group sponsored. by the
Barnabas Center, 11 South 11th
St, Fernandifia Beach, meets the
second Wednesday of each
month from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
No preregistration is
required, there is no fee, and the
group is open to anyone in the
community. For more informa-
tion, contact Mary Jo Morrison
at 277-4246.
The next group meets Feb. 9.
Child safety seat check
In participation with National
Child Passenger Safety Week,
the Fernandina Beach Fire
Rescue Department and the
Florida Highway Patrol will hold
a child safety seat check from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 18 at Fire
Station #1,225 South 14th St. in
Fernandina Beach. For more
information call 277-7331.

Linen sale
The Baptist Medical Center
Nassau Auxiliary will host a linen
fund-raising sale on Feb. 18 from
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the conference
room at the main lobby of the
The sale includes sheets with
up to 600 thread-count, pillows,
comforters, towels, rugs, bed-in-
bags and much more. The sale is
sponsored by Anna Tucker of
Books and More. Cash, checks
and major credit cards accepted.
The public is welcome.

Micah's Place training
A new training session to
become a volunteer to work the
Micah's Place hotline and with
victims will be held beginning
Feb. 25, March 4, and March 11,
for a total of 24 hours of training.
For information contact Rita
Mulkearns, volunteer coordina-
tor, at 225-9799.

Girl Scout ball
The Girl Scouts of Gateway
Council, Nassau County are host-
ing a "Knight for a Princess Ball"

from 6-10 p.m. on March 12 at
the Fernandina Beach Woman's
All registered Girl Scouts are
invited to attend. Semi-formal
attire and dance shoes, please.
Hors d'oeuvres will be served.
For information call Ann deJong
at 491-0063 or Terrie Sebato at

Citizen award
The Rayonier Foundation is
looking for nominees for its
Involved Good Citizen Award, to
be presented at a luncheon on
April 21.
The one-time $500 award
seeks.to recognize and encour-
age community involvement
within Nassau County and to
help strengthen and improve the
quality of life for its citizens.
The money is given to a non-
profit organization or agency of
the winner's choice. Rayonier
employees are not eligible.
For an application to nominate
a volunteer contact Gail Shults at
the Nassau County Volunteer
Center of Fernandina Beach at
(904) 261-2771. Deadline is
April 1.

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Getting at least 75 percent of
their pupils to test at "proficiency"
levels is one of four criteria the
teachers must meet to get the
extra money. Once they do, they
will get 1 percent of their base
pay more if 75 percent to 79 per-
cent of their students hit the
incentive mark.
Teachers can get a maximum
bonus of 5 percent of their base
salary if 95 to 100 percent of their
students test well.
The bulk of the teacher incen-
tive program is aimed at improved
student performance in the state-
mandated Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test (FCAT) exams.
This applies to children in third-
through 10th grade, and would
require that at least 75 percent of
them score a "level three" or bet-
ter in the FCAT "Sunshine State
Teachers of kindergarten stu-
dents, to qualify for more pay,
would have to maximize the num-
ber of children who meet the cri-
teria for promotion as the district
has specified.
Teachers of high school jun-
iors and seniors would have to
concern themselves with the SAT
or ACT test scores of their stu-
dents, hoping that those students
score a 410 or better in reading
and 370 in math on the SAT or 15
or better on reading and 15 or

more in math on the ACT.
Teachers of students with dis-
abilities would receive incentives
if 75 percent or more of their stu-
dents rated a "3" or above on the
Florida Alternate Assessment test
To qualify, all teachers must
also receive all "exemplary" rat-
ings on their performance apprais-
al for this school year and the pre-
vious one. They must also attend
a workshop on building student
reading and math skills.
Additionally, all areas of their
instruction must include empha-
sis on reading and math, and their
lesson plans will be reviewed for
compliance in this area.
Assistant Superintendent of
Instruction Edward Turvey
emphasized the program's
emphasis on reading.
"All teachers must be teach-
ers of reading" to vie for bonus
dollars, Turvey said. "We need
our best teachers teaching all of
our students," and not just to
upper-grade students.
School principals are to con-
duct classroom observations of
teachers seeking the bonus
money as well, Turvey noted.
They are to ensure that the teach-
ers are truly incorporating math.
and reading into all they teach
and are following through with
such priorities as included in their
lesson plans.
Superintendent of Schools
John Ruis touted the program.
"We had, years ago, the old,
merit school plan," Ruis said. "It
forced teachers to work togeth-
er. I think this plan can do that.
They have a vested interest in this-
Board members expressed
support for incorporating reading
and math the two most meas-
ured items in standardized' tests
into all education curriculum.
"Integrated instruction is the
way to go," said board member
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boat race by Clayton Sanders
and Louis Ferriera. Joe Tringali,
owner and captain of the Dixie
Queen, became a local celebrity
when his boat won three years in
a row.
"One of the main reasons the
shrimp boat parade and race was
started was to have a formal
blessing of the fleet," said
shrimper David Cook, whose
boat, the Little David, purchased
by his grandfather in 1963, won
several times during the years of
The blessing, performed by
the pastor of St Michael
Church, as it is now, was indeed
an event of great importance to
the shrimpers. The industry is
dependent on the whims of
nature, and those who gain their
livelihood from the sea tradition-
ally look to the Creator for help.
In 1971 a professionally
judged art show was added, and
by the next year the Chamber of
Commerce was involved and less
emphasis was put on the races.
The shrimpers became less
involved. Then non-profit organi-
zations were asked to sponsor
booths. The event expanded to a
full week of activities and attrac-
Fuel costs were rising, and
shrimpers and their families
were also putting long hours into
preparing their boats for show
and racing. Also, there were
many more small boats now tied
up to the docks, and owners
were complaining that surges
from the racing boats caused
waves that tossed their boats
against the piers, causing dam-
age to the crafts.
And so, in 1977, the races
came to an end, and the name
was changed from "The Shrimp
Boat Festival" to "The Isle of
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town for Super
Bowl weekend and
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cars to provide
additional lodging
and transportation
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Road, parking

lot closures

City Parking Lot A, north of
Brett's Waterway Cafe6 at the foot of
Centre Street, and the city lot at
the corner of Ash and South
Second streets are closed until
Monday at noon to accommodate
Super Bowl activities.
The Fernandina Super Shellfish
Feast will be held in lot A tonight
from 5-9 p.m. and on Saturday from
10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 6, will
showcase Nassau County artists
displaying their art from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. at the waterfront.
The public boat ramp at the
Fernandina Harbor Marina will be
closed starting at 5:30 p.m. today
and will reopen Sunday at 6 p.m.
Atlantic Seafood will remain open
during normal business hours and
access will be available for cus-
Some streets in the historic dis-
trict will be closed temporarily early
Saturday for the Pirates on the
Run 10KI The race starts at 8:30
a.m. in front of City Hall.
Overflow parking will be avail-
able in the parking lot at the ball
fields at 11th and Beech streets.

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Manager Bob Mearns said
Thursday the open container
alcohol ban will be "strictly
enforced" during Super Bowl
City law prohibits open beer
or other alcoholic beverages to
be consumed on the streets, in

Island shuttle
During Super Bowl week-
end, the Super Island Shuttle
will provide complimentary
transportation on three trolleys
traversing Amelia Island in a
scenic, circular route, with

ban enforced
parks or other public places.
"We will be strictly enforcing
this," Mearns said. Violators will
get one warning, then a citation,
he said.
Mearns said bars and other
special security personnel down-
town have been informed that the
ban will be enforced.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4,2005 NEWS News-Leader

Bean names Myers-

legislative aide

State Rep. Aaron Bean has
announced the appointment of
Larry Myers as his legislative
assistant. He replaces Jerry
Greeson, who recently returned
to county government as chief
deputy clerk of courts.
Myers is a former city man-
ager in Fernandina Beach and
Orange Park and county admin-
istrator in Nassau County and
Ware County, Ga.
"Larry's experience and edu-
cation make him well qualified to
assist in serving the six-county
area I represent," Bean said. "His
knowledge and understanding of
issues is a considerable asset to
our local office."
Myers also worked in the pri-
vate sector as manager of the base
operating and support contract

at Cecil Field;
manager of
nationwide for
and a senior
cost engineer
for Bendix
SEngine Pro-
Myers ducts Division.
Myers has a
degree in building construction
from the University of Florida as
well as master's degrees in
human resources management
arid financial management
He is a registered profession-
al engineer and certified building
official. He served 24 years in the
civil engineer corps of the U.S.

New county commission meeting hall?

Nassau County Commissioners
are considering spending $100,000
in impact fees for a new meeting
hall for themselves.
Although they have not yet
approved the move, commissioner
comments indicated that support is
The new board room, once a
jury room in the former tempo-
rary courthouse (now the Nassau
County Government Complex) in
Yulee, would be outfitted with net-
worked computers for staff and
flat-screen monitors that would
allow overflow crowds to see and
hear what is going on in the board
room without forcing them to
weather the elements.
Other improvements would
include wheelchair access, digital
"whiteboards" that could record
what was written or projected on
them and better positioning for
cameras to record or broadcast

e the meetings.
The new
room would also
increase the
meeting hall's
seating capacity.
The $100,000
would include
$32,840 in tech-
Branan nology alone,
from cable tele-
vision hookups
to Microsoft Office 2003 licenses.
"I think you could cover all of
this cost with the impact fees," said
County Administrator Mike
Commissioner Marianne
Marshall said the commission can
move from its current venue at
,Pages Dairy Road and US 17 when
a meeting promises to garnish an
overflow crowd, but other com-
missioners said that would require
more staff time than it was worth.
There was some question about
the "administrative impact fees,"
which are intended to pay for con-

struction of county buildings.
Marshall suggested the money be
used to build a new Nassau County
Sheriff's Office administrative
building, which has been known to
leak after heavy rains.
"There was never any request
to use the fees for the sheriff's
administrative building," said
County Attorney Michael Mullin.
Additionally, Commission Chair
Ansley Acree expressed doubt that
the $200,000 in the fund would be
of much help in that effort.
"I would like to see what we
can use those administrative fees
for," said Marshall. "We have a lot
of needs in this county. I'd like
them to look at the full picture, not
just one."
Branan noted that many Yulee
area groups use the county build-

ing and often their meetings are
canceled when the commission
decides to hold special meetings.
"I think we need to move, I real-
ly do," Branan said. "If we were
going to use general fund or
reserves, I'd be opposed to it. But
it's administrative impact fees. Let's
just do it."
"I have a tendency to change
my mind somewhat if impact fees
will cover it," Commissioner Floyd
Vanzant agreed.
"We need to give this building
back to the community," Commis-
sioners Jim B. Higginbotham said.
"Let's make a decision and get on
with life. We have other things to
deal with."
Commissioners will revisit the
issue at their regular meeting on
Wednesday at 9 a.m.

Republican women
Nassau Federated
Republican Women have sched-
uled their monthly luncheon
meeting at 11 a.m. Feb. 11 at
the Sdrf Restaurant in
Fernandina Beach. Susan
Parry, executive director,
Amelia Arts Centre, will be
guest speaker.
The cost is S 15. For reserva-
tions, call 277.2577 by
Wednesday. For information

about the club, call 277-6775.

Lincoln Day Dinner
The annual Lincoln Day,
Dinner for the Nassau County
*Republican Party is scheduled
Feb.25 at Amelia Island '
Plantation starting with arecep-
tion at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 'z
Keynote speaker will be
Florida Lt. Gov. Toni Jennings.
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move for some commissioners,*'
Branan said, before turning his
attention to Marshall. "You had
eight years that you sat there and
didn't raise that assessment."
Commission Chair Ansley
Acree quietly noted that Marshall
had tried to raise it two years ago.
"It was defeated." Acree said.
"Let's not backpedal."
"We're doing it just like a check-
book," Mahaney explained of his
review of the landfill. "Revenues
in, expenses out. How much do
we have left over? We've written
checks that we can't cover."
Advanced Waste Disposal has

canceled its,contract with Nassau
County and now dumps trash gath-
ered in Duval County in that coun-
ty. That means $300,000 budgeted
will not be received this year. The
landfill's cash flow is now project-'
ed to go $263,506 into the red in
August. -
"We're not meeting our projec-,
tions," Mahaney said. "The com-
mercial accounts are not coming to
Mahaney warned Clay County,
which pays $3 million annually in
fees to dump its garbage in the
Nassau landfill, may pull out after
September 2006. That would leave
the landfill without out-of-
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time in 10 years.
"I have come up with scenar-
ios based on Clay County going
elsewhere, which they have indi-
cated they will do," Mahaney said.
"You won't need the size of the
staff or the equipment if that hap-
The good news is that with Clay
and Duval county trash removed
from the picture, the landfill is like-
ly to remain open past 2013, when
the last payment on its bond is due.
Commissioners have worried that
the landfill would be full years
before the bond was paid off.
Commissioners voted to put off
until Feb. 23 any decisions about
increasing assessments, returning
leased equipment, refinancing the
bond or limiting the landfill's
hours. The board did approve a
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Mahaney said that by March, a
heavy equipment operator and a
spotter are expected to leave land-
fill jobs.
Mahaney said the tax collec-
tor's office has agreed to give the
county an advance on its annual
He added that about $1.6 mil-
lion may also come from a landfill
capital reserve account.
Mahaney suggested that week-
day hours be limited in the after-
noons, since Clay County haulers
usually show up at 6 a.m. Some
commissioners lodged concerns
about limiting hours on Saturdays,
when many Nassau County resi-
dents bring their own trash.,
'"That is the only day" for some
people. MNarshall said. "If they can't
go to the landfill, they may throw
their garbage out in the woods."
"There's no question there will
be a reduction in the level of serv-
ice," MNlahanev said. "The question
is, is it worth keeping it open at sig-
nificant cost for the 15 people who
are coming out then?"
Clerk of Courts John Crawford
echoed Mahaney's call for speedy
action and supported the county
administrator's efforts.
'This is a mandate," Crawford
said. "This will help us survive until
the end of the (fiscal) year. I want
problem ydOu have in your lap at
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General Election will be conducted at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center, 2500 Atlantic Avenue, for PRECINCT 102 and the Elm Street
Recreation Center/Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, 1200 Elm Street, for
PRECINCT 101, Fernandina Beach, Florida on Tuesday, April 12, 2005
between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. for the purpose-of elect-
ing one candidate from Group Two (2) and one candidate from Group
Three (3) for members of the City Commission, and for voting on Straw
Ballot for Mayor. The qualifying period for candidates for Group Two and
Group Three for members of the City Commission begins on February
11, 2005 and ends on March 14, 2005. Qualifying packets may be
obtained from the City Clerk, City Hall, 204 Ash Street, Fernandina
Beach, Florida, during business hours of 8:00 a.m through 5:00 p.m.
The City of Fernandina Beach does not discriminate on the basis of
handicapped status in the admission or access to, or treatment or
employment in, its programs or activities. Please contact the "under-
signed at (904) 277-7305 if any assistance or aid is needed.
Dated at Fernandina Beach, Florida this 31st day of January, 2005.
Reference: F.S. 100.021 / City Code 34
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them lose up. My .,'I, is that
ni,, ."i,.n 30 trees were cut as well
as all of the underbrush," said
*1\ [kh:,i. 11 It .1. one of several peo-
Pht:- t. ,.'-'r:t the incident to the
The parks department report-
ed itto police Jan, I ', -\ p"lic', >i. 1-
S- itntr'viewed residents of i',,In
homieson fi t hiia d Landing and a
-pt'-,n(,itii\ i l f.L -t' Homes, a
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John Lynch, whose Stirlo.itrd
Landing home "is dir( ctly in line
\% ill il.c cut trees did not hear
anything out of the ordinary and
did not realize that there were sev-
eral trees cut down in the wetland
arela directly behind his property,"
.kc rdinlig to the police report.
Lynch told police he was having
a drainage and flooding problem
that Beazer Homes was to address.
He could not be reached for fur-
ther comment.
Mike Sullivan, who lives next
door to Lynch, told police he heard
cutting noises but did not see who
cut the trees. He told policehe and
Beazer Homes had cut "several
damaged trees in the wetland area
directly behind his home from the
hurricanes in 2004."
He could not be reached for
comment, but his wife said a few
"huge cyprus trees" that fell during
i last year's storms were cut and
Rob Harris, a Beazer represen-
tative, told police "for the record"
that he and Beazer "would not be
involved in cutting down any trees
or other plant life as well as con-
ducting any landscaping activities in
the wetland areas."
But he told police "off the
record" that he was setting up and
maintaining a drainage ditch
behind the Lynch home and had
been "called out to take care of cut-
ting down trees and shrubs and for
drainage concerns in the wetland
area directly behind homeowner's
Officer Jim Carey reported, "I
canvassed the area directly behind

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of as many as 30 trees unlaw-.

(Lynch's) home and found a
drainage ditch located in the wet-
land area; footprints going and leav-
ing the area where the trees were
recently cut down; observed land-
scaping activities in the wetland
area; and trimmed trees and shrubs
in the wetland area."
Harris could not be reached for
Two other neighbors told police
they heard cutting noises but did
not see who cut the trees. One of
those, Janet Devlin, told the News-
Leader she was walking behind the
Greater Fernandina Woman's Club
in late January when she heard
"I heard saws going and I saw
people back in there, and assumed
they were with the city," she said.
"It's such a beautiful place back
there. We're lucky to live on it,"
Devlin said. .

"I hope action is being taken
against whoever did it."
No action has been taken yet.
Carey reported he contacted
Sullivan, who is on the Seaside
Home Owners Association board,



and suggested the association edu-
cate its members about the wet-
lands and restrictions on its use.
City Manager Bob Mearns said
he was just informed of the inci-
dent Wednesday, and the investi-
gation is continuing. Preoccupied
with Super Bowl planning, he said
he would address it next week.
Voit said all signage has not
been installed on the greenway
since the restoration project was
completed last year, but she hoped
it would not be necessary to post a
warning about cutting trees.
No motorized vehicles are
allowed on the greenway except
for parks, public safety, mosquito
control or authorized handicapped
vehicles, she said.
The greenway was established
after city voters approved a $6 mil-
lion bond issue for purchase of land
and amenities such as walking trails
and signage.
,The state Department of
Transportation cleared hundreds
of trees on the 88-acre segment of
the greenway between Atlantic and
Jasmine to restore it-from a fresh-
water wetlands to a salt marsh as
part of a mitigation project for a
road in Duval County.
The city of Fernandina Beach
issued a permit to the state to allow
removal of "plus 500" trees during
that project.
Seaside residents testified at
public hearings in June 2003 about
their concerns that the salt marsh
restoration would cause drainage
problems in their neighborhood.
Sunday, even at low tide, there was
more standing water between the
elevated walking trail and their
property line than between the trail
and Egans Creek. That apparently
is because the walking trail serves
as a dam and drains installed there
are higher than some of the sur-
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City closer to FPU purchase

The city could offer electrical
service for about the same cost as
Florida Public Utilities (FPU) and
still make money, a consultant told
Fernandina Beach commissioners
"You could be just as competi-
tive as they would be. I'm not sur-
prised at what we found in our
results," Jerry Warren said.
"There's no doubt I think that in
general terms, electric utilities are
money-makers," Warren said.
"There's over 2,000 municipal elec-
tric utilities out there. And by and
large they all do very well."
FPU, headquartered in West
Palm Beach, has stated the com-
pany is not for sale.
"We will vigorously resist any
attempts to be acquired," Chuck
Stein, company senior vice presi-
dent and chief operating officer,
told commissioners. "We are com-
mitted to providing quality electric
service at competitive prices ...

The Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA), Orlando Airports District Office on
January 4, 2005, issued a Finding of No
Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed
release of airport property for the construc-
tion of an access road to Crane Island at
Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport.
Copies of the FONSI are available for review
by the public at the following locations:
Federal Aviation Administration
Orlando Airports District Office
5950 Hazeltine National Drive, Suite 400
Orlando, FL 32822-5024
Office of the City Clerk
204 Ash Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
and any other location as may be subse-
quently deemed appropriate and convenient.

some of the lowest in the state. We
are committed to continue that.
But the city consultant said FPU
must put its shareholders' interest
first and will consider a purchase
offer if the city makes one. "Often
when people tell you something's
not for sale, it's a negotiating point,"
Warren said.
On Aug. 17, the commission
unanimously approved spending
$20,000 for a study to determine
the feasibility of acquiring FPU's
Amelia Island electrical services
operations. City Manager Bob
Mearns called the study "an
exploratory measure" to determine
if and at what price an acquisition
would be economically viable.
Warren, former general man-
ager of a regional utility system,
also served as senior vice presi-
dent for First Southwest Co., the
city's financial adviser. W.H.
Herrington of WHH Enterprises,
conducted the study with Warren.
"Based on our evaluation, we
have determined that acquisition
by the city of FPU's Amelia Island

(operations) makes economic
sense at the range of values we
have estimated for the FPU sys-
tem," WHH Enterprises wrote in a
Jan. 27 letter to Mearns.
FPU's wholesale power supply
agreement with the Jacksonville
Electric Authority (JEA), which
expires Dec. 31, 2007, is "current-
ly priced way under the market" at
an average of fewer than 3.5 cents
per kilowatt hour.
"'There's a lot of cities in Florida
that are pushing seven cents per
kilowatt hour on their wholesale
power supply," he said.
"Our suspicion is it's going to
go up significantly," he said,
explaining that an increase in
power supply costs is passed along
to the customers. "So it doesn't
affect the economics to the city."
FPU is a distribution utility,
meaning the company does not
generate electricity. Instead they
buy their power wholesale from
JEA and distribute it to their retail
customers throughout the city and
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4,2005/News-Leader

Moral values
I am happy to see our county commissioners and
county attorney are proposing to write a law to restrict
or ban the evil Adam & Eve store from Nassau County
to protect my morals.
If successful, they could then write a law forbidding
alcohol sales in Nassau County. Alcohol consump-
tion contributes directly to alcoholism, drunk driving,
domestic violence and sometimes even "cruising."
Besides liquor stores, every supermarket, conven-
ience store and most restaurants sell alcohol in Nassau
County. (We could send these tax dollars to Duval
County or to Georgia.)
Next, gambling. It is evil and entices people to
spend money they may need for necessities thereby
encouraging fiscal irresponsibility. Let's ban the
Florida Lottery from Nassau County.
Next, maybe a dress code for our beaches. Some
of the attire (thongs and skimpy bikinis) worn by
women at our beaches are much too revealing and
provocative. I feel this extremely revealing attire is
detrimental to our moral values.
Richard F. Munns

Pray for us
Re: the "adult" establishment that is attempting to
open on ALA.,Although the majority of producers in
Hollywood and television would lead us to believe
that this so rt of merchandise is "adult," responsible
adults do not engage in this type of activity and enter-
tainment. The truth is that this is actually a way to lure
innocent minds into an addictive behavior so as to pro-
vide the owners and suppliers of these shops with
money. Itis the same motivation that drives the drug
dealer to sell drugs or the tobacco companies to sell
cigarettes, casinos for gamblers. Once a person is
addicted there.is a sure demand for the product.
There is already substantial information available
otq prove that this sort of material leads to hideous
crimes and deteriorates the community. Many of
those who have been victims of this mind-control-
ling addiction have testified to the damage it has done
to them and their families. There actually is a chem-
ical reaction in the brain when a person views pornog-
SResponsible adults do not engage in this type activ-
ity. They are busy building communities, states and
a nation in which to raise their families in a moral,
healthy atmosphere. This is what we desire for our
community responsiblee adults are involved in build-
ing charadt~ in our youth, the future leaders of our
country. Responsible adults focus on others rather
than "What am I going to get out of it?"
I would not ignore the fact that there are those who
have already fallen into this trap and would like to get
out. There is hope. Jesus Christ died on the cross so
that we could be delivered of our sinful nature. Seek
Him with all your heart, soul and mind. He will deliv-
er you.
God's Word commands us, "Whatsoever things
.are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever
things are of good report, think on these things."
Philippians 4:8. God's word tells us how to protect our
mind. He has given us amazing minds., We nof'only
insult Him whenever we'allow anything to pollute
our minds, we break His heart. It is our choice what
we allow to take up residence in our mind by medi-
tating on it.
I pray for those in our community desiring a
healthy environment in which to raise this next gen-
eration. I pray for those already caught up in this
addictive behavior. I pray for those who are involved
in promoting this merchandise. I pray that they will
recognize it for its destructive nature. I pray that we
will seek God's wisdom and His love in all things.
Thank You.
Claudette Drummond
Fernandina Beach

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business from opening and operating in our county?
America was founded on the idea that anyone can
open and operate a legitimate business. Creating a law
to prohibit them, or to force them to move some-
where else, is very un-democratic.
I can't understand the relationship between this
business and so-called "increases in crime." So I
guess we can have liquor stores all over the county,
which serve alcohol to people who could potentially
go out and commit a DUI, but no Adam & Eve? We can
have a gun store on South Eighth Street and even both
Wal-Marts in our area can legally sell rifles, which can
be used to commit a crime, but no Adam & Eve? To
me, Wal-Mart poses as a bigger threat to the com-
munity because they sell rifles, alcohol and call them-
selves "family oriented" than a small store that a
majority of people will not notice while they drive
down A1A.
How can just one store have an "adverse effect on
children and family values that are so strong in this
county"? No one is forcing you or your children to go
to that store. If you were watching your children like
you are supposed to, they wouldn't go to the store, and
even if they made it there, the person behind the
counter would ask for their I.D. If they were unable
to present an I.D. card, the person would ask the
people to leave the store and refuse to sell them what-
ever they decided to purchase.
All the county commissioners need to leave this
business alone because Adam & Eve's owners have
already threatened to take this law to court to chal-
lenge it, and it will definitely be struck down, leaving
the county commissioners with a black eye and we will
have,mounting legal bills. Such money can be used
for road improvements like on A1A, or Blackrock
Road, but our elected commissioners would rather
bow to pressure from religious groups and local busi-
nessmen than to actually stand up for something.
America is about freedom of choice, not about
force and threats of going to court.
Christopher Calderon
Fernandina Beach

What community standard?
There cannot be community standards when there
is so much controversy about the Adam & Eve store.
Obviously, two sides have differing views of what is
allowed and what is prohibited. This guarantees there
can be no standard that all in the community can
agree on. Hence, any attempt to create such a standard
will result in one group jamming their point of view
down the throats of the others. This is not a commu-
nity standard!
Nature provided us with a sex drive, for procre-
ation, enhancing loving feelings and enjoyment. If
this were not so, people would not be sexually respon-
sive other than a few times each year. Sexually ori-
ented material is therefore as natural as any other
products that we choose to use for our well-being. It
is only religion that has this hangup with sex. It is not
Mike Boyle (Jan. 31) lauds the early state legisla-
tures that had discriminatory statutes regarding who
was eligible for state office. I can't believe there are
still people who support such rampant discrimina-
tion. Perhaps he wishes to go back t0ohen teachers
were hired if they -.iub.-,-hrbd to the "ijght'! religious
It's a far stretch to say that there are people who
want to remove religion from their everyday lives.
First of all, this is impossible with all the church mar-
quees advertising their presence, bumper stickers
pronouncing the owner's particular belief, newspapers
that give a page to the religious readers, TV evan-
gelists and other religious broadcasts and so on.
What many people, religious and non-believers, want
is for the constitution to be upheld. This means a
complete separation of church and state. No prayers
at school board and city/county meetings. No "under
God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. A return to our
original national motto, not "in God we trust" and so
The religious have wormed their way into many
facets of life that are secular in nature. Let's get back


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from where it does not.
Hal Mather
Amelia Island
First customer
I am getting sick of reading about this Adam & Eve
store. Instead of worrying about this store Nassau
County should be worrying about getting other things
done instead of wasting money on attorneys. This
store isn't going to raise crime as some of you say.
What raises the crime in this town is the fact the kids
here have nothing to do other than the movies. Where
is the skating rink or the bowling alley? What raises
the crime is that kids have nothing to do here other
than hang out on the streets and get into trouble. I
don't know about everyone else but I'm tired of driv-
ing to Jacksonville for everything. I actually think
this store is a wonderful idea for us not so old people
in this town that like to have fun with their husband
or wife who aren't afraid to go shopping for a little extra
fun. I like the idea that I don't have to go all the way
to West Jacksonville for this store. If you look at their
store in Jacksonville you can't even see in the windows,
it's not like you have someone standing outside with
a bunch of adult toys. When you walk in they ask for
I.D. you must be 21 or older to go in.
I just want Adam & Eve to know I am behind them
all the way and I hope to be the first customer. If you
don't like the store don't go in; it. I also think it's
ridiculous that Nassau County is trying to tell people
that aren't prudes what we can and cannot do as long
as we aren't breaking the laws nor hurting others -
what, do we have Big Brother watching us in this
state? Get real, folks. Worry about more important
things like a gym for schools, or how to decrease the
deficit in this town.
Gidget Stivala
Fernandina Beach

Not a candidate
Our beloved County Judge Bob Williams has decid-
ed to retire in 2006. I have had a number of people
urge me to run for the vacant seat I have told many
people that I intended to run. However, recent events
have caused me to re-evaluate that decision.
When the issue arose concerning whether the
Adam & Eve adult business or similar businesses
should be allowed into our community, I spoke open-
ly and sincerely from my heart as to the very real dan-
gers I believe would accompany such businesses. I
gave no thought as to the ramifications of my opinions
on a judicial race that I could not yet officially quali-
fy for. ;
There have been those that have said that openly
talking about morality and religion would doom any
chances of success before the race even began. Others
have stated that it was a "stroke of genius" to take on
the porno industry and that I would be the benefici-
ary of free publicity and would surely capture the
majority of the "religious vote." I have been severely
offended by those that suggested that the only reason
I took such a public stance was to promote myself for
the future election.
Let me assure you that my intention in expressing
.nmy-qpinios and vowing- to fight against the pres-
.ence f .-.mixu llv oriented business wiLh haiLton
resources at my disposal had nothing to do with any
hidden agenda or self promotion. I have been referred
to in a number of letters to the editor as the so-called
"Christian lawyer." First of all, let me tell you that if
you intend to insult me, you are going to have to do
a lot better than calling me a Christian. Second, the
only relevance to my profession was that I pledged the
resources of my law firm in the fight against these
businesses and the accompanying crime and other
detrimental effects that always follow them.
My greatest concern is the fact that I intended to
run for judge may take attention away from the real
problem at hand. For all of these reasons, I will not be
a candidate for county judge in 2006. You can rest
assured that any and all opinions I express about
Adam & Eve or any other social issue are from the
heart and not intended for political gain.

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In a judicial race, the candidates are not allowed to
express an opinion about anything. I realize that is one
rule I would probably routinely break anyway as I
believe it to be ridiculous. I do not understand why in
any other type of election the public can ask for a can-
didate's opinion on any issue under the sun. However,
in a judge's race you cannot find out how the candi-
dates feel about anything. So, you are voting for a per-
son that can change your very life and you have no
right to know anything about them except their expe-
rience and family information. All you folks that are
speaking out about freedom of speech may want to
attack that problem next.
Gary Baker;

Judge not lestye be judged
It is sad when we as Christians are sinners saved
by grace (The Grace of God) take it upon ourselves
to judge anyone (Judge not lest you be judged your-
self). There is none righteous, no, not one. All have
sinned and come short of the Glory of God.
The Word of God tells sinners who have been
saved by the Grace of God to go forth with the Word
of God witnessing about His love and way of salvation.
to those who are lost.
There is not a verse in His word where God tells
us to condemn or judge anyone. Let me put forth a
question, are you witnessing daily? Telling people
the plan of God's salvation?
Are you a disciple of Christ, disciplining young
I find myself falling way short in living a true;
Christ-centered life.
Thank God almighty He does not condemn me. He
loves me even in my feeble sinful life.
Why not let the dead bury the dead?
You have life eternal; spend all your energy winning
the lost, not condemning them.
Why not share the good news with others. Telling
them of God's forgiveness and love.
Put your effort to the real task and be God's wit-
ness. He does not condemn anyone. Why should we?
The crowd, at the event of the woman who was
caught in the act of adultery, wanted Jesus to condemn
her and have her stoned.
He stooped and wrote in the sand, stood and said,
"You who are without sin, cast the first stone."
Jesus said to the woman who was caught in the act
of adultery, "Woman where are your accusers?" Read
his answer to her in John Chapter 8:3-11. Also read
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Christ where Christians will be judged according to,
their works done by them as they were led by Christ.
My friend, you and I are sinners saved from the
penalty of sin (once and for all) by Jesus' death on the
cross, and saved today from the power of sin, (if we
only. could live about it) and one day soon, when
Jesus returns, or if you should be called home before,
we shall be saved from the presence of sin! Praise God!
Until then, be a witness not a condemned.
Love in Christ.
To my brothers and sisters in Christ and to all
my fellow men and women who have not yet tasted;
the love and affection He has waiting for you. John.

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Incredibly fortunate
As a federally funded program, Peck Head Start
relies on parents and community members to donate
time, energy and supplies to make each year a suc-
cess. So far this school year, we have been incredibly
fortunate to have outstanding support from Nassau
County residents and community agencies. I would
like to mention some of the great people and organ-
izations that have helped to make a difference in the
lives of 40 wonderful children.
SWinn-Dixie of Fernandina, especially Ms. Tammy,
who has donated gift cards for parent meetings and
events. First Coast Community Bank provided us
with the transportation money for an intergenera-
tional grant with the Nassau County Council on
Aging. We had a generous anonymous donor that
provided each of our families with a turkey for
Thanksgiving. During December we participated in
the Lighted Christmas Parade sponsored by the
Southside Neighborhood Association. Vernetta
Spaulding and Louryne Spaulding extended the invi-
tation to our Head Start center, and we thank them
for being able to participate in such an exciting event
We wouldn't have made it into the parade if not for the
enthusiastic help of Atlantic Auto Brokers. The gen-
tlemen there were so kind and willing to help out
every way they could. Eddie Wright and, Carol.
Higginbotham loaned us a trailer for the children to
dWe fa@ttdide iUrdurift dfe,-.#ai^9rAOWart bf &
Fernandina was gracious enough to donate decora-
tions for out center during the holiday season. Our
families enjoyed the holidays thanks to the big-heart-
ed donations ofTherese Zamoiski and the Decorative
Artists of Jacksonville, K-mart of Fernandina, St
Michael's Auxiliary. Amelia Island Plantation chapel,
First National Bank, Sea Grove Homeowners
Association. St Michael's Preschool, Fernandina
Beach Middle School Beta club and advisor Erica
Anderson, Amelia Island Montessori School, Nassau
County Volunteer Center and Gail Schultz, Ms. Judy
Easterly, Jane Watt, Pat and Colson Hillier, Nichole
Dougherty, Renee Santillo and the staff of Child-
Find;, Nassau County Home and Community
Education Club and the Nassau County Council on
All of these wonderful people and organizations
have donated items to our center for the holidays. A
years round supporter of Peck Head Start is Gail.
Schults of the Nassau County Volunteer Center. Gail
has been a strong advocate for Head Start in our
community throughout the year; our children have
benefited from her many donations. Peck Head Start
is also privileged to have community members that
volunteer in the classroom on a regular basis. Our fan-
tastic volunteers include Jane Preston, Joan Cipriano,
Judy Easterly, Chuck Russo, Jane Watt, Barbara
Murdoch and Carol Mariani. If I have left anyone out,
please know that on behalf of Peck Head Start, we
thank you for all that you have done for us. Last and
certainly not least, I would like to thank the parents
for being so involved in their children's lives. You all
help make a difference!
Katie Mulkearns
Peck Head Start

Ooh Rah Nassau County
'The Marines would like to thank you for your sup-.
port on a fantastically successful Toys for Tots cam-
paign! The Marine Corps League of Nassau County
recently concluded their toy distribution to aide less
fortunate children in Nassau County. Allen Elefterion,
the coordinator for Nassau County, says that this
community reminds him of how Marines took care
of each other in the Corps. Everyone worked togeth-
er and nobody was left behind.
Well, every family who needed assistance
received help this year 917 children received toys
that would have otherwise gone without The success
was only due to the outpouring of support by a car-
ing community in toy donations, cash donations,
supplies, use of facilities, community sponsored
events and the many volunteers it takes to collect,
sort and distribute the toys. Whether it was our local
churches, community groups, retailers or golfers
in the Toys for Tots tournament, people in our com-
munity simply care and that is refreshing to wit-
ness. If you helped, and judging by the results you
probably did, you helped us deliver a brighter
Christmas to over 900 very worthy children. For
that the Marines would like to say Ooh Rah Nassau
County OOH RAH!
Allen Elefterion
Fernandina Beach

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paper Jan. 19 dealing with salaries that are
being paid to Nassau County employees.
The lead story dealt with the fact that
there are 122 school employees who earn more than
$50,000 annually, and the second one focused on the
"concern" that some residents had regarding the
$77,500 salary for the new chief deputy for the clerk
of court's office.
I, for one, was pleasantly surprised to learn that
educators in our community are being compensated
with wage levels that are starting to recognize the
critical role teachers play in our community. In
many cases (perhaps most), children will spend
more waking hours with their teachers than they will
with their parents. (I can already hear some teachers
say, "Waking hours? You haven't been in my class-
room lately!")
But even that $50,000 figure needs some clarifica-
tion. As Superintendent John Ruis points out,
salaries in that range are usually earned by teachers
who have 25 to 30 years of teaching experience. All
of them have bachelor degrees, and many have
advanced degrees in their specialty. It should also be
noted that of the 122 school employees earning
more than $50,000, less than half (only 57) of them
are teachers. And of those 57 individuals, 52 of them
are clustered between $50,200 and $51,500. You
must also realize that in each of these cases the
salary includes supplemental incomite for supervising
extracurricular activities (i.e., the drama club, the art
club, the French club):
,To be fair, these teachers are on 10-month con-
tracts, which many citizens feel allows them the
opportunity to have a second job during the two
summer months. But as my mother (who retired as
a high school teacher in the 1960s at the lofty salary
of $7,000) would say, "What kind of job could I find
for two months in the summer? I'm really not cut out
for lawn maintenance." The reality was that my
mother, like most professional educators, used those
months to review the last year's issues and prob-
lems, to develop newlesson plans and assignments

Sadler Road hotel
City management has been put on a course of
expanding its commercial tax base, unfortunately, in
some cases, to the detriment of residents.
Thus we residents actually pay the costs for the
destruction of our concept of community. We, citizens
only, have to make these decisions, and it can't be
done through apathy, indifference, or ignorance, of
how the democratic process works. It means real par-
ticipation in the process, not reading about it after
the fact in the News-Leader. Indifference is counted as
an assenting vote, period. That's a reality in any democ-
racy, not just in Fernandina Beach.
We are at a crucial crossroads in terms of a total
altering of our community, if one reads the upcoming
Planning Advisory Board agendas. We need to take a
moment away from our golf, mah-jongg, bridge games,
whatever, and figure out how the destiny of our com-
munity is being radically changed by increasing the
coninl&iAlttftiaf&.'1o6tind Yesiderits have general-
munity is going to non-resident, nion-voter, develop-
ment interests. They are virtually the only ones with
a "presence" at Planning Advisory Board hearings.
A specific case that concerns us all, and particularly
those of us who live south of Sadler Road, is the pro-
posal to build a three-story, 83-room hotel just west of
the Cedar River restaurant The notion is to make a sec-
ond attempt to change the C-I zoning (low density,
neighborhood friendly) nature of Sadler Road, to trade
off those "bad" wetlands for "better" wetlands some-
where up on the St. Marys River, have a well-lighted
asphalt parking lot at 11 feet elevation above sea level.
Most homes south of Fletcher are well below that, with
adjacent homes at 10.1-10.4 feet elevation. (I don't think
that the city has a plan to put pumping stations in our
This Planning Advisory Board quasi-judicial hear-
ing is scheduled for Wednesday at 6 p.m. at City Hall
and the public is invited to give their input.
Thomas M. Martin
Fernandina Beach

Teacher salaries
Yes, to the letter writer of ('Teacher salaries," Voice
of the People, Jan. 26), it should be more than a pass-
ing interest that your child's teachers are subjectto the
completion of advanced degrees and additional certi-
fications in order to be paid $50,000 per year of more
for a 10-month contract. It's your obligation to your
child to know.
It is also in your interest to know that there are
many occupations out there that don't require half of
those qualifications for a salary more than that. If you
begrudge a teacher who has put in 25 or 30 years of
educating America, constantlytaking classes (at their
own expense) to maintain certification and remain
current in their field, putting in extra time with.student
activities and sometimes taking more ofavested inter-
est in children than their parents, then I have some
interesting facts for you.
Ask any teacher why they became a teacher and I
challenge you to find one to reply, "For the salary."
Some of us may reply, "So I can spend more time with
my family" which may be true since the majority of us
don't have to travel very far and most times we are
home with them on holidays and summer vacations.
However, the notion that a teacher's job starts at 8 a.m.
and ends at 3 p.m. or is only a 10-month position is a
fallacy. During those two months that we "don't work"
most of us are poring over new or updated material,
rewriting curriculums, attending classes or workshops
(again paid by us), teaching summer programs or
pursuing even more advanced degrees' (again paid
for by us). Personally, my kids would love for Mom to
have all summer "off," but they know most teachers
-are too dedicated to not take the time and chance to
Question a teacher about those standardized tests.
We don't like them, either. We didn't have them when
we went to Florida schools and they say the education
was better back then. It wasn't the teachers who decid-
ed to make these mandatory; it was the lawmakers in
Tallahassee you elected who have probably never
been in a classroom with your kids.
Can a teacher pass a standardized test you ask? It's
common knowledge we have to. It's called certification
and each teacher must go through this process. Each
subject area has its own test. Many teachers in this
county have passed quite a few of these tests (that we
pay for ourselves). In fact I have passed five of them.
Could I pass one more? Bring it on.
I would like to invite the letter writer to come and
teach my classes (that's 150 teenagers) for a day. Then
well test them and see what she has (theoretically)
taught them. Maybe then well be able to see why

for the upcoming class year and
to just "recharge the batteries"
following a physically and men-
tally challenging 10 months.
But if you believe the
S $50,000 salary mark is worthy
of our attention, then there are
> others within our county gov-
ernment that deserve the same
scrutiny. For example, did you
know that the average base
Mike Boyle salary for a county firefighter is
$42,869, while the average base
-"- salary for a county rescue offi-
WAITA cer is $49,632? But when you
MINUTE add in overtime benefits, the
average jumps to $54,416 for
firefighter and $62,292 for res-
cue personnel. The actual figures show 30 of the 44
fire department employees (68 percent), and 29 of
the 44 rescue department employees (66 percent),
made over $50,000 during the last fiscal year.
And for those still troubled by the $77,500 salary
for a chief deputy in the clerk's office, which over-
sees and coordinates a $110 million county budget,
are you aware there are 10 employees in the
fire/rescue department who made over $70,000 last
year? Please note, I am not criticizing or passing
judgment on any of these individuals or the salaries
they receive. Having spent a career in public serv-,
ice, I know first-hand that pay is only one of the
many factors that should be considered when evalu-
ating the "value" of a department or an employee.
The same is true in Nassau County.
Do I believe the deputy clerk is a greater overall
"value" to our citizens based on the financial respon-
sibilities of his office as compared to a county fire-
fighter or rescue officer? Absolutely! Unless, of
course, I'm the one that's trapped in a car after a bad
accident, or it's my house that's on fire and I'm
trapped inside. Under those conditions I'm pretty
sure I will be much happier to see the arrival of
fire/rescue personnel rather than representatives

Figures show 30 of44 county fire
employees and29 of44 county
rescue employees made over $50,000
during the last fiscal year

from the clerk's office. And I know I won't think
they are overpaid if they save my life or the life of a
family member. The same comparison goes for rep-
resentatives from our law enforcement agencies that
have the opportunity to stop criminals from attack-
ing me.
For at least the past year, residents have begun
to learn that Nassau County is facing some serious
financial problems. With new constitutional officers
and commissioners taking their places in our county
government, many of us are anxious to have the
problems resolved so that we can concentrate on
the current issues of increasing traffic, overdevelop-
ment and an inadequate infrastructure. But despite
stories to the contrary, we didn't get to this point
overnight, and it would be naive to believe we will
dig ourselves out in only a few months. "Quick
fixes" are one of the reasons we are in our current
predicament, and similar solutions will not bring
long-term stability.
We should remember this when developers
agree to "not only provide the land for new fire sta-
tions, but we'll also build them for you." That's a
great start, but who's going to pay the $500,000 for
the actual equipment, as well as the annual salaries
that could surpass another $500,000 each year for
each new station?
So as our elected officials begin to grapple with
the financial problems facing our community, I urge
them to study the "causes," not just the symptoms.
Salaries alone, I suspect, may be the latter.
" Mike Boyle, an Amelia Island resident, spent 27
years as an FBI agent. His column appears Fridays.
He can be reached at michaelhboyle@earthlink.net.

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she thinks teachers with advanced degrees and addi-
tional certifications should not be able to increase
their salaries like the rest of the working world.
Mary Walker
Fernandina Beach

A treasure in trash
Toward the end of December, in the midst of all our
holiday festivities, I accidentally threw out a very spe-
cial envelope from my parents while sitting at my
desk paying bills. I had not opened the envelope and
had no idea what was inside. The next day, after look-
ing everywhere for hours, I realized that it must be in
the trash. I went outside to check but it had just been
picked up. I felt awful!
I called on a long shot to Stateline Disposal and
spoke with a great girl (there are two Stephanies
working there, both were great!) who hooked me up
with Lee Pickett, director of the West Nassau landfill.
I met Mr. Pickett at the entrance in Callahan and we
drove to the back to the newest trash site. I have to be
honest, I was expecting something totally different!
From the entrance to the site there were beautiful
big trees, a forest Streams and ponds, animals and no
.garbage. And then of course we turned a corner and
there it was miles and miles of trash, it seemed to
go on forever!
There were maybe six or so Stateline employees
dumping their loads and of course to watch that crazy'
lady go through trash to find a little purple envelope.
There was also Mr. Pickett and two of his employees.
My driver told me.I was lucky because my trash was
picked up first, so he could pinpoint where my trash
might be located. My area seemed to be about 10 feet
long and 10 feet high and 10 feet wide! I know this may
not be accurate but it sure did seem huge! I slowly
started to pick at bags with two fingers and was told,
"Darlin' you gotta rilo them bags open!" That was my
icebreaker, and I felt a little more empowered.
Some nice gentleman handed me some super-
duper thick rubber gloves. A huge thanks to the glove
man! Mr. Pickett and his two employees helped me
pick through trash, and I was so thankful. It is amaz-
ing what people throw away and what we spend our
money on." We looked for white bags with red handles
for a long time, then we found a catalog of mine. After
about 30 minutes or so we found a bag with my dis-
carded desk trash and folded up inside was a little pur-
ple envelope with my name on it amazing!
I think those guys were just humoring me in the
beginning and were probably a little surprised when
we actually found it. They allowed me to throw away
my shoes(since I had been wading waist-high in trash)
and to wash up with soap and water. They were great!
My main reason for writing is to stress the amaze-
ment I had at the efficiency, helpfulness, kindness,
humor and beauty of the West Nassau Landfill and the
people who run and take care of it, especially Mr.
Pickett! What an awesome and interesting experience
I have had!
Phoebe Kromann
Fernandina Beach

Happy birthday
Abelated happy birthday to Mavynee Betsch on her
70th birthday and American Beach on its 70th anniver-
sary (January 1935).
Property owners and residents of American Beach
are commended for the preservation of this long-
standing historical community.
The first anniversary and Founders Day of
American Beach was held Jan. 21, 1995. The commu-
nity's historical marker was sited May 20, 2000. The
second anniversary and ground breaking for the com-
munity center/museum was also held May 20, 2000.
American Beach was listed on the National Register
of historic places January 2002. American Beach is the
first stop on the Black Heritage Trail of Florida.
Beautiful palm trees, live oaks and holly trees have
been planted in the community through state grants,
volunteer services and gifts received.
Congratulations to the many property owners, res-
idents, government officials, neighboring communities,
and others, ihiluding MavYnee, who had a hand and
played a significant part in these accomplishments.
Anne Myers
Property Owner and Past President
American Beach Property Owners
Obscene policy
I am a freshman at Fernandina Beach High School.
Just this year they have started a rule stating that if you
obtain six or more unexcused absences in a particu-
lar class, you automatically receive a failing grade
(50=F) for that class.
' Ifyou are late a certain number of times to a class,
you are counted absent for that class even though
you still showed up. Does it seem fair for the school
to completely eliminate your hard-earned grades,
despite the hard labor and effort you put into achiev-
ing them? I think not!
In my opinion, they should create a different way
of punishing those students who deserve to have a fail-
ing grade. I have been told that it is not a big deal. It
is indeed a big deal. I don't feel it necessary for the
school to take away my grades as a way to penalize me
for not showing up.
Many students have dropped out of Fernandina
Beach High School because of this six-day rule. Also,
many have chosen to go to the Academy. Teachers and
faculty should be encouraging students to stay in
school and get the education that they are entitled to
and that they will need in the near future.
The school board should consider taking a less
destructive approach to reprimanding students who
miss school, such as administering more detentions or
mandatory community service hours. When we do not
show up for class, we are not hurting anyone but our
education and ourselves. The school board is only
adding insult to injury when attempting to give stu-
dents failing grades in place of their own. In my view,
this entire policy is obscene.
Kimberly Ellington
FBHS freshman





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or call Heather at the News-
Leader at 261-3696.
*Big Brothers/Big Sisters
of Nassau County needs
qualified volunteers to mentor
children in school and the
community in a one-on-one
relationship. Call 261-9500 or
stop by the office at 516 S.
10th Street, Suite 103.
*Books Plus Book Club
meets the third Tuesday at 7
p.m. at Books Plus, 107
Centre Street. Contact: Don
Shaw 261-0303.
*Bosom Buddies breast
cancer support group meets
every first Wednesday at 5:30
p.m. at First Coast Community
Bank, 1750 S. 14th Street. Call
Dorothy Sanders, 261-0168.
*Boy Scout Troop 446
meets every Monday at Yulee
Methodist Church at 7 p.m.
starting August 23 for boys
agent 11-18. Contact: Rick 225-
*Byrd Wallace Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post 4351
meets the second Monday of
each month at 7:30 p.m. at
Kraft Athletic Club (Ten Acres),
961023 Buccaneer Trail.
Contact: Post Quartermaster
Pat Beamer, 261-6416.
*A Callahan resident is
offering a support group for -
local women coping with can-
cer. Patients, survivors or
those with loved ones stricken
with cancer are asked to call
Laurie Burns at 879-2406 to
sign up for phone support.
*Callahan Lions Club is
reorganizing under the leader-
ship of chapter President Bill
Quaile. The group will meet for
dinner at 7 p.m. the second
and fourth Monday of each
month at the Lions Club build-
ing on US 1 just north qf
Callahan. Contact: 879-3034.
*Centre'd Women, a-
proudly disorganized group of
wonderful women, meets at
6:30 p.m the third Monday of
every month at a different loca-
tion. Bring yourself, a bottle of
wine and/or homemade nib-
bles. Call Dickie Anderson at
*Circle of Friends,' a sup-
port group for home-schooling
families in Hilliard, Bryceville,
Callahan and Folkston, Ga.,
meets regularly to offer
encouragement, fun, fellow-
ship and a monthly mom's
night out. Call 845-3491.
*Coast Guard Auxiliary
meets at 7 p.m. the first
Thursday of every month at
The Peck Center. Call Sam
Boyd, 277-6608.
*Cumberland Sound
Woodcarving Guild meets
from 6-9 p.m. the second and
fourth Wednesdayof each
month. They no longer meet at
Knock on Wood. Contact: Bob
Schlag at (912) 729-2282 or e-
mail rschlag@eagnet.net. .
*Deaf With a Mission, a
social group for the deaf, their
interpreters and friends, meets
7-10 p.m. the first Thursday of
each month at Cafe Vino on
A1 A next to Blockbuster in the
Super Wal-Mart shopping cen-
ter in Yulee. Call Brittany
Michaels at (904) 556-6531 or
Katie Williams at (904) 753-



Make a child's voice heard, volunteer for GAL

A young man no more then 18 years
old sits alone in the hospital waiting room;
a nurse comes out and tells him he is a
father. She tells him more; his baby has
severe medical problems: This is his sec-
ond child. He is not married to either
child's mother'.
The young mother holds her baby, a
baby that will need lots of medical atten-
tion. She is not married to the baby's
father and she doesn't plan to be.
Flash forward, the court is considering
the termination of the parental rights of
these two seemingly irresponsible par.
ents. The baby is in a medical foster
home, a home that can deal with its spe-
cial needs. The judge looks at the young
parents the mother Is pregnant with a
second baby by another man and the
father has just been released from jail for
possession of drugs. Each has a court
appointed attorney.
Who speaks for the child?
A Guardian Ad Litem, which means

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Law. The Guardian
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has been operating
in Duval County
since 1980 and its
local program
(Fourth Judicial
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Duval, Clay and
Nassau counties.
The judge
Dickie Anderson appoints a GAL
. *.. (Guardian Ad
Litem) to protect
FROMTHE the interests of
PORCH baby.
The goal of most
family courts is reunification to bring a
family together. Sometimes that is not in
the best interests of the child. In many
cases, as social workers and different
agencies get involved, the only constant
face is that of the Guardian Ad Litem. It is

Semor adults of Gray Gables

plan Grand Ole Opry production

The Adult 3 Sunday school class of First
Baptist Church of Gray Gables, Callahan, had a
jaunt planned for Jan:. 29 to Kabuki Japanese
Steakhouse, Amelia Plaza. The senior adults of
this church are practicing for a "Grand Ole Opry"
production. Please, Director, I need to learn more
about this for my column! Sounds great! These
senior adults have a game night every Tuesday at
7 p.m. Fun, games, food!
The kids were excited about going to The
Greatest Show on Earth, Ringling Brothers and
Barnum and Bailey Circus, on, Jan. 29 at. the
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Brother
Chris and Mrs. Zandra were getting this group
together to leave at 9:45 a.m. The Rev. Larry
Wilbur is pastor; the Rev. Chris Taylor, associate
On Jari. 16. the Women's Mihistr of Amelia
Baptist Church enjoyed Ladies Night Out' They
gathered at Fernandina Beach Golf Club where
Sandra Cornelius was speaker. Reservation coor-
dinators were Kathy, West and Heather Bowen.
Their guest speaker is an area advisor for Bible
Study Fellowship and is a past BSF teaching
leader. Cornelius is a double cancer survivor, liver
- transplant recipient and has an awesome testimo-'
ny! She Is a strong Bible teacher and retreat/con-
ference speaker. She also presently serves as a
teacher trainer and substitute teacher at
Jacksonville First Baptist Church. As a mother
and grandmother, she shares from many of life's
experiences with her Lord. As she opened God's
Word, she talked about the "Influence of a
Woman." Friends and family were invited to this
very special evening with the precious ladies of
Amelia Baptist Church.
Titus 2 "Special Sisters" Dawn Young host-
ed a Christmas Coffee at her home on Dec. 18,
Those attending were urged to take their "Special
Sister" for a time of fellowship and sharing for the
Al Paulson Jr., associate pastor: student 'activi-
ties had this report about celebrating the holidays
this year: "Our students got together for our
Christmas Coffee House on Dec. 17. The church
was set up in a coffee house-style atmosphere and
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began. Those wanting to
sing, play an instrument,
read a poem, or even per-.
form some type of comedy
routine or skit. Gifts costing
no more than $10 were
exchanged after open mic
Twenty-six students and
adults were scheduled to
travel to Winterplace in West
Virginia Dec. 28-31 to go ski-
ing! They were praying for a
safe trip and a time of spiritu-
al renewal during their time
away. .
Pastor of Amelia Bap'tt is
'Nifl- Helton: Willie Bruihetl;':

education/outreach minister, Pam Helton, music
minister; Al Paulson Jr.,,associate pastor: stu-
The Blackrock Baptist Church was in revival
Jan. 23-27. I can't wait to read all about it, but my
column had to be in before I heard the report.
Brother Camarotti always has news I can use. He
reflects on our needs: "We need to be thankful for
our families, friends and how the Lord is always
there in our time of need. The Psalmist said it
best: Psalms 125:1-14 David's Psalm of Praise.
"I will extol thee, my God, 0 King: and I will
bless thy name for ever and ever. Every day will I
bless thee: and I will praise thy name forever and
ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised:
and His greatness is unsearchable. One genera-
tion shall praise thy works to another, and shall
declare thy mighty acts. I will speak of the glori-
ous honor of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous
works. The Lord is gracious and full ofcompass.
sion: slow to anger, and of great mercy The Lord
is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all:
His works. All thy works shall praise thee,.O Iord:
and thy saints shall bless thee. The Lord uphold-
eth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be
bowed down. The eyes of all wait upon thee: andi
thou givest them their meat in due season."
Brother Frank Camarotti is pastor of Blackrock
Baptist Church; associate pastor is the Rev. Bruce'
HILDA Continued on 11A

i, Underestimating
** Occasionally, we may be faced
-: :."sit' ""'3 with a task we feel is impossi-
ble tar us to perform. We may
Ii I believe that we do not ha'.'e
enough time or skill to handle
S the job, and in such situa-
tions, we are usually defeated
betoie we even Itry. However,
we should keep in mind that tE is performing liie's diff,
cult tasks that really help to make us grow Although
most of us have necessary simple tasks to perform, we
usually, learn .ery little or nothing at all by doing them.
It is onl) when we are challenged with a lob that takes
all our ability, either mentall' or physically, that we
become a stronger and more effective person Always
underestimating ourselves, and having the mindset of
not ever tr).ng to perform dirtlciJlt tasks combine, often
unwittingly to form a negative attitude that will only
help to defeat our character The personal success that
we attain irom performing andlor completing tasks
that truly challenge us .ill be reflected in our greater
enlo)ment of life In fact, w'- ma, surprise ourselves by
learning that our ability is indeed up to the challenge
of penrorming these so-called impossible jobs, and
when we perform well, we are doing exactly> what our
Heavenly Father eApects at us- to be the best that we
can be
The Lord will give strength to His people;
the Lord will bless His people with peace.
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a face that child comes to trust. -
This is not an exaggerated situation, in
fact, is very close to an actual case. There
are happy endings. After many months of'
investigation and interviews with family
members; it was recommended that a
grandparent be granted custody of the
special needs baby. With a grandparent's
love and the input of the Guardian Ad
Litem this story ended happily. The child
is happy, safe and loved.
Who steps up for this very special kind
of volunteer work? People who want that
child's voice heard and for that child to
have a chance for a happy, successful life.
Often it is teachers and nurses. It can be
someone that has a full-time job or retired.
Couples do it together.
It takes a very special person, but
requires less then you might think. Once..
accepted (completed application, back.
ground investigation, two character refer'
ences and 30 hours of training) a GAL
becomes a child's advocate, gathering

information, interviewing, investigating,
submitting reports to the case workers
and court, monitoring that all court orders
and interventions are carried out and act-
ing as a party to the case and spokesper-
son for the child.
The current scoreboard does not look
good. There are 72 cases in Nassau
County that require Guardian Ad Litems.
There are 29 volunteers, some handling
multiple cases. There are 43 cases not
assigned. That means 43 children with no
voice in their future. The numbers can-
change and do every Wednesday in family
The program needs volunteers.
Training will be offered in Nassau County
Feb. 14, 15, 16, 17 at the Barnabas Center.
Call (904) 630-1200 for more information.
Dickie A.4nderson welcomes your comn
ments at dickienun@'bellsouth.ner. Books
are available at local book and gifi stores or
on line at dickieanderson.com.


Heather Elizabeth Andrews of
TaUahassee and Mitchell William
S Stefanski of Bristol, Conn., were
Married Nov. 20, 2004, in
rThe bride is the daughter of
Charles Andrews of Tallahassee
and the late Elsie Andrews. The
groom is the son of Carol
Croteau and Robert Stefanski of
Mr. and Mrs. Stefanski Bristol, Conn:


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Rodeffer of Fernandina Beach
recently returned to the U.S.
Merchant Marine Academy,
where he is a
student, after
spending a
Number of
months at sea
training aboard
U.S. merchant --
Rodeffer. the
son of Henry Rodeffer
and Phyllis
Rodeffer, sailed
on U.S. merchant ships as part of
the academy's required work-
study program, which provides
the nation's future mariners with
shipboard experience Among
the countries he visited were
Russia, China, Japan, Taiwan.
Singapore, Panama and Guam.
A graduate of Fernandina
Beach High School, Midshipman
Rodeffer was nominated to
attend the academy by
Congressman Ander Crenshaw.
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Kings Point, N.Y., the academy is
operated by the Maritime
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Department of Transportation.

Moriah Foster of,
Fernandina Beach was named to
the dean's list at the University of
North Florida for fall semester.
She is studying to become a
nurse practitioner. Foster is the
daughter of Donnie and Kathy
Foster of Fernandina Beach.

Keri Leigh Libby of
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Honor God by showing love to an angry world

T he reports we had
received about the
restaurant were obvi-
ously correct because it
was very crowded. In fact, the
only open booth was in the back
near the pinball machines, which
is why I imagine it was available.
We sat and enjoyed pleasant
conversation, but after about 15
minutes we wondered if the
restaurant staff had seen us
enter. Since there was a buffet, I
reasoned that this was the only
service available, but I thought to
confirm this with one of the busy
waitresses. She indicated it was
no problem to order off the
menu, but then hurried along her

way back to
the kitchen.
S After sev-
eral more
minutes, we
there must
be a code
word for
Conrad which we
Sharps didn't have,
and our
patience was
PULPIT running out
NOTES At times like
this it's easy
to become angry, and I have to
confess I was well on my way.

Just then however, the very same
waitress who had answered my
question caught my eye and she
realized what had happened.
Despite her hurriedness, she
had to be one of the most pleas-
ant waitresses we've ever had.
Her apology and her sweet spirit
diverted the misgivings we had
briefly harbored. I detected in her
wisdom beyond her tender years.
She possessed a spirit of humility
and patience that was engaging.
By the time we finished our meal
I knew that in the future her intu-
itive patience and humility should
be for me a model, even toward
.those whom I have offended with-
out malice or intent.

In Proverbs 19:11 reads, "A
man's wisdom gives him patience;
it is to his glory to overlook an
offense." Every human being will
be faced in life with situations
that disturb us and stir within us
the emotion of anger. Anger that
is not dealt with in a positive
Christ-like manner, however, is
displeasing to God and endan-
gers our emotional, spiritual and
even physical well-being.
Anger is an emotion that will
escalate out of control if we do
not seek God's help and the lead-
ing of the Holy Spirit directing us
toward forgiveness and reconcili-
ation. Anger is a sin because it
defies God's command to love

one another.
The teachings of Jesus are
very clear on this. "You have
heard that it was said to people
long ago, 'Do not murder, and any-
one who murders will be subject to
judgment.' But I tell you that any-
one who is angry with his brother
will be subject to judgment.
Therefore, if you are offering your
gift at the altar and there remem-
ber that your brother has some-
thing against you, leave your gift
there in front of the altar First go
and be reconciled to your brother;,
then come and offer your gift."
(Matthew 5:21-22a, 23)
The ability to turn away from
anger and confrontation is a spiri-

tual discipline that I pray people
of faith would demonstrate to our
angry world today. When we
withhold our angry words and
temper our responses in dis-
agreeable situations, we begin to
witness to our world an even
greater love than our own: the
love of God made known in Jesus
"A new command Igive you:
Love one another As I have loved
you, so you must love one another
By this all men will know that you
are my disciples, if you love one
another" (John 13:34, 35)
The Rev. Conrad C. Sharps is
pastor of First Presbyterian Church
in Fernandina Beach.



'Convoy ofHope'
Dozens of churches and civic
groups have come together to
provide groceries, health screen-
ings, a job fair, free haircuts and
more from 10 a.m. to.4 p.m, on
Saturday at Brentwood Park in
Jacksonville. Planned activities
include the "Convoy of Hope
Outreach," a live concert featur-
ing national recording artists,
free credit repair by "Operation
New Hope," family counseling,
children's games and activities
and 26 community services. For
information call (904) 781-9393 or
visit the website at www.convoy-

Newworship service
Saturday evening worship
services at First Presbyterian
Church, 19 N. Sixth St, will be
held each Saturday at 6 p.m.
through March 26. Celebrants
will celebrate the Lord's Supper.
by Intinction at each service.
Regular Sunday worship con-
tinues at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. All
are welcome.

Black History Month
Bishop Wardell Avent, pastor
of Kingdom Ministries, will speak
at the 11:15 a.m. service on Feb.
6 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church,

801 Atlantic Ave. The choir of
Kingdom Ministries will share
musical selections. Lunch in the
Parish Hall follows the service.

Kulman Lacky will be back
this year at the FirftAssenmrbly of
God, 302 South 14th St., on Feb. 6.
at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The Lyn Meyers family min-
istry will be with the church
March 6-9 with meetings begin-
ning on Sunday at 9:45 a.m. and
6:30 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Monday
through Wednesday.
View the production called
"Terror in the Skies" as terrorists
destroy a 747 jet liner and all the
passengers are faced unexpected-
ly with eternity.
Pancake supper
St Peter's Episcopal Church
will hold a Shrove Tuesday
Pancake Supper from 4-7 p.m.
Feb. 8 in the Parish Hall at Ninth
and Atlantic streets.
Back this year with some new
twists, the Brotherhood of St
Andrew, with the able assistance
of St. Peter's Youth Group, will
prepare and serve their famous
gourmet pancakes, some with
special flavor enhancers.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $2.50
for children ages 4-10 and free to

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An Interdenominational Community Church
I R9:15 a.m.
I (Nursery Provided)
Adult Classes 8am and 10:30am
\laaXtai0on Amelia Island Plantation main gate

children 3 years and under.
Tickets are available from any
Brotherhood member, any EYC
member, in the church office and
at the door. The event is open to
the public..
Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday services at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church will be
held at 7:30 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 7
p.m. on Feb. 9.:
This is a traditional Ash
Wednesday service, marking the
beginning of the season of Lent.
All are welcome to come out for
prayer. Communion and the
marking of the cross with ashes
on the forehead to signify our
mortality and penitence.
St. Peter's is located at 801
Atlantic Ave. Call 261-4293.

Lenten services
First Presbyterian Church, 19
N. Sixth St, will hold .
Communion services each
Wednesday at noon during Lent
beginning on Ash Wednesday,
Feb. 9, and continuing through

March 23.
Members and friends of the
church are invited to join us for
these informal 30-minute services
of prayer and reflection as they.
prepare for the celebration of
Evensong concert
A concert of Choral Evensong
for Lent will be sung by the Choir
.of St John's Cathedral at 5 p.m.
on Feb. 13.
The choir of 40 voices will per-
form music written by recognized
composers of England and
France. For more information,
call Sarah at St. John's Cathedral, -
256 E. Church St., Jacksonville, at
(904) 632-9104, ext. 12. l *i

Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida will hold a
Candlelight Service of
Remembrance on Feb. 17
from 12:30-2 p.m. at Sprihghill
Baptist Church, 3811 Old
Nassauville Road, Fernandina

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Bishop of the Diocese of Saint Augustine, performed the
Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Michael Catholic Church in
Fernandina Beach. There were 32 students confirmed.
Pictured from left is Confirmandi Bridgette Canal, Snyder
and Sister Martha Rohde, O.P., principal of St. Michael

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Pastor Frank Camarotti
Sunday School 9:45
Friday 6:45 9:00 Awana
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Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Nursery Provided

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Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:30pm
Wednesday Evening Prayer
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Church of Go
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Dr. James D. Chamberlain
Senior Pastor
Re\. Paul H. Kalem. Jr.
Pastor Emeritus
Sunday Services
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WednesdaN FTH 7:00pm
NurserS Provided
For more in'o. call 261-7120

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Sunday, School 9 AM
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Wednesday Service 6:30 PMi

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Sunday Worship 10.45 am
Wednesday AWANA .. 6 15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study 6 30 pm
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County Rd 107 South 261-4741
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.Church School 9:30AM Worhsip 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
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Pastor Brent Soileau
Rhnema Graduaia
Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
.Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
for nur information, call (904)491-8424
.1241 S. 8th St. Pernandina Beach, FL
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601 Centre Stree 261-5769
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Informal Early
Worship ............... 8:30 am
Celebrate Life Contemporary
Worship. ...... ... .9:45 am
Traditional Family
Worship . .11:00 am
Sunday School
for all ages ........... 9:45 am
Middle School Youth
Fellowship ............. 6:00 pm
Wednesday Midweek Fellowship
Supper (Aug-May, .. 5:30-6:30 pm
Music, Drama. Dance, Bible
Study and Special Programs
beginning at 5:00 pm.
Senior High Youth
Fellowship ......... .6:30 pm Wed
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Amelia Baptist
Pastor Dr. H. Neil Helton
Suridnd .[or.ip Scrlce 10 lunir'.
Bibk Si.,,J ')am
Nui o protided Ior all seWFi]cC
Small group udie;-Pre. hoo> .Aduhls 6pn
Wedredan' Pr)or Sern ,ce 6 lipm
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Suno0 Masses 8 00 & 10 00am & 12 Noon
Daily MIss 8 30a'r, M ,n. Wed Thur. & Fn
6 00pmn Tuesa .y
Hoal Day MaSes Vigil 6 00om Holy Day 8 30arr.
Confessions Satuiday 3 15pm 3 45pn or by 3ppi
Telephone Numbers:
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-6566,
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20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church in the
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With the Desire to be in the
Hearts of All People
Sunday Newu Members Class 9 o in
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St. Michael Academy

dedicates new addition

The Most Rev. Victor Galone, bishop of the St. Augustine
Diocese, which includes Fernandina Beach, blesses one of the
new classrooms in the St. Michael Academy addition. Among
those attending the dedication were, front row from left, below,
Patricia Tierney, Diocese Superintendent of Catholic Schools,
Sister Elizabeth Dunn, principal of the academy from 1999 to
2004, and.Sister Martha Rohde, present principal.


St. Michael Academy celebrat-
ed Jan. 28 another milestone in the
history of the school a large
and beautiful addition to the orig-
inal building. The new addition will
house grades 6; 7 and 8.
The Most Rev. Victor Galeone,
bishop of St. Augustine Diocese
which includes this parish,
presided over the dedication cer-
emony and blessing of the build-
The original building contained
a convent, chapel and school and
was completed in 1882. It was
named St. Joseph's Academy, and
provided housing for several
Sisters of St. Joseph who had
arrived in 1871 from the mother-
house of their order in Le Puy,
France. Their role was mainly
directed toward teaching the chil-
dren of the freed slaves, but soon
expanded to all children of vari-
ous backgrounds, race and faith.
The school, later renamed St.
Michael's Academy when it was
annexed to the church, closed its
doors in 1971.
When the Rev. Mark Waters
was. assigned to the parish in the
late '90s he arrived with a dream;
the renovation of the school build-
ing and re-establishment of a high
quality educational program in a
Christian environment. It was a
monumental undertaking, for the
building was in disrepair, and many
major changes had to be made to
comply with ADA requirements
and other contemporary needs.
The restoration began in 1997 and
reopened in 1999, under the lead-
qrship of three nuns of the
Sinsinawa Dominican Order,
Sisters Elizabeth Dunn. Martha
Rohde and Barbara Becker.
The school flourished, a new
grade.was added each year, and it
soon became evident that more
classrooms would be needed if the
school %as to accommodate its
goal to educate preschool through
eighth graders.
Now, the years of planning, con-
sulting and fund-raising have made
this goal a reality under the lead-
ership of the current pastor, the
Rev. Brian Eburn. The addition,
which includes an art and music
room and a conference room in
adfi|tioa,to classrooms, blends so -
twit ith the originalbuilding that
observers are hard-pressed to
determine where the centuries-old
building ends and the new begins.

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HILDA Continued from 8A
Freeman; the Rev. William Heiser, music/youth min-
ister. -
The Rev. Neal Thompson, pastor of North
Hilliard Baptist Church, begins his news with a ques-
tion: "Have you ever had a really wonderful day in
the Lord? I know that you have had those days and
that you stay on a natural high. On Jan. 16, our
church had a wonderful day. It started with our ,
Brotherhood going to a breakfast at Oceanway
Assembly of God. The guest speaker was Ken
Amaro from Channel 12 News. The men were really
blessed by his presence. The second thing that hap-
pened was a marvelous trip for our children and
youth. Our children and youth leaders took them out
for a bowling trip and pizza. They had a wonderful
time of fellowship. The final event of the day was
John Thomas and his group 'Pure Heart' They are
always a wonderful blessing with the music that they
"On Jan. 24, our WMU ladies attended the first
annual ladies conference at River Road Baptist
Church. This was sponsored by Billie Corlie
Ministries, Inc. They had a marvelous time in the
events and fellowship and hope to attend next year.
"Our CMA ride group did a great event on the
same day. They joined up with several CMA ride
groups and rode to Lake City to the Veterans
Residential Home. They carried small packages for
the men and women veterans who were living there.
They were truly blessed with our visit and small
packages. We should always remember the duties
that these veterans did for our country. We also need
to remember the men and women who are defend-
ing us right now. Remember what Jesus said in
Matthew 24:6. 'And ye shall hear of wars and rumors
of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these
things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.'
"Brother Steve Wolgamott of Live Oak and I are
going to have a joint revival that will run from March
5-9. We will start out with a banquet on March 5 at.
Live Oak Baptist Church. On March 6, the guest
preacher will preach at North Hilliard Baptist that
morning. The remainder of the revival will be at Live
Oak Baptist Church. In the fall of this year, the
events will be reversed.and North Hilliard will host
the revival. Please be in prayer for our churches that
many will come to know Christ We need to be like
the song 'Send a Great Revival.'

"I would like for everyone to pray for two of our
men who have decided to go into seminary. These
men are Ricky Hurst and Clint Hoffman. The Lord
has really touched their lives and this is not going to
be an easy road for them. They are going to attend
the seminary that I attended and that is Jacksonville
Theological Baptist Seminary led by the late Dr.
Vernon Johns.
"We lost one of our dear members last week,
Barbara Bauer. When I started visitation in Hilliard, I
met this wonderful lady. She was always blessing
and knew that some day that she would join Jesus in
heaven. I have baptized several of her grandchildren.
I know that she is happy in heaven and I will get to
see her one day. Please keep her family in your
"We need to always remember that we should
keep doing great works for the Lord. We should not
stop until he comes for us. 'But watch thou in all
things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangel-
ist, make full proof of thy ministry.' 2 Timothy 4:5."
Attention! On Feb. 17, the Senior Adult Luncheon
of the Northeast Florida Baptist Association will be
hosted by GardenView, Jacksonville, at 10:30 a.m.
"Effective Parenting in a Defective World." Learn
how you can be an effective parent no matter how
defective your world at First Baptist Church, Cal-
lahan, Feb. 12-13 in the chapel and main auditorium.
Seminar schedule and times:
Feb. 12; 6:30-8:45 p.m. Sessions 1 and 2: 1. How
to Raise Positive Kids in a Negative World. 2. How
To Develop Your Child's Full Potential.
Feb. 13, 9 a.m., Session 3. How to Discipline
Your Child Effectively; 10:15 a.m., Session 4. How to
Prepare Your Kids to Win Life's Biggest Battles
The Senior Adult Valentine banquet of First
Baptist Church, Callahan, is Saturday at 7 p.m. in
their spacious Family Life Center. Seniors always
look forward to this special evening!
Their mission trip to The Point Church, New
Brunswick, NJ., was Jan. 18-20. The Purpose -
"Evangelism for Opening Day Services." Team
Leaders were the Rev. Rodney Coe and Guy Purvis.
The Rev. Lynn Hyati is their longtime devoted
pastor. The Rev. Rodney Coe is their newest staff
member as singles pastor and counselor; Todd Carr,
youth; Tom Tyre, children's ministry; Cliff Ryan,
church administrator; Mark Stewart, music minister.
Another new members reception on Jan. 23 at
First Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach, was held

immediately following the 6:30 evening worship
service. Food and fellowship!
Women on Mission/Sisterhood Groups were call-
ing all "Bag Ladies" for Jan. 24, beginning at 9:30
a.m. to the fellowship hall of the church. They were
sewing bags for Micah's Place and jail ministry
assembly line-style. They were needing help measur-
ing, cutting, pressing and sewing! For more informa-
tion, contact Lana Allan at 753-2293.
Beginning Jan. 9, discipleship class at 5 p.m.
began "Addressing Today's Hot Potatoes." "What So
Great About Heaven" was the topic. Additional class-
es "Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit of
the Spirit" and "Belief Matters" began Jan. 16.
Morning Bible study began Jan. 13 at 9:30 a.m. in
the church fellowship hall. Marie Johnson, facilitator.
Childcare provided.
Missionaries who serve in Honduras, "The
George Johns," were speaking at First Baptist down-
town Jan. 16. They always have many interesting
things to talk about
Senior pastor is the Rev. Jeff Overton; Mike Reed
is associate pastor/music minister; Rob Hudelson is
associate pastor/youth minister.
Investing in the youth of Springhill Baptist
Church. John Mercer, interim part-time student pas-
tor, reflects: "Recently, I found someone with whom I
share a great deal of common ground. He is S.
Truett Cathy, founder of Chik-Fil-A. No, I'm not a
grandfather and I didn't invent the chicken sand-
wich, but we do share a basic philosophy about peo-
ple. In his book, It's better to Build Boys than Mend
Men, Cathy relates stories of his personal invest-
ment in the lives of young people. This passion has
driven him not only to financially support foster par-
ent programs, but also to teach a Sunday school
class full of 13-year-old boys. Why would someone
who has experienced such success in life give so
much of his time and energy to children that are not
his own? It seems that somewhere along the way he
discovered the incredible returns that your invest-
ment can pay in the life of a young person.
"I've been actively involved in ministry since age
15. It's a messy business. You quickly learn that all
people have all sorts of problems. Very often the
issues we face as adults can be directly linked to h.)ur
experience as children and teenagers. Truett Cathy
is correct, it is easier to "Build Boys than to Mend
"This is exactly what we are attempting to do with

our student ministries at Springhill. We are building
into the lives of young people. It's much more than
teaching a Sunday school class or chaperoning a
youth trip. Our goal is to invest our lives in the lives
of others, walking alongside them, not merely as a
teacher, but as a friend and as a mentor. This is hard
work, but it is a blast." The Rev. Jackie Hayes is pas-
tor; Rick Lee, associate pastor; Betty Ann Sparkman,
worship leader.
Memorial United Methodist Church has a new
chapter in its ministry to young adults. On Jan. 21,
our own Caf6 Nexus had its grand opening. The cafe6
is an exciting new coffee house ministry that will
open every Friday evening (for ages 18 and up) in
the youth room under the sanctuary at 7 p.m. Well
have coffee, cappuccino, espresso and refreshments
for sale. The music will be cool. On the Jan. 28, we
had engaged Monk and Neagle (a great band with a
new CD).
The Caf6 Nexus committee is pleased to
announce that we have hired Robbie Bachman to be
our caf6 ministries director. Robbie is a college-aged
member of our congregation who brings many gifts
suited to this unique new ministry. He has spent the
last year volunteering with our middle school min-
istry. We are excited to have Robbie on board and
ask the congregation to keep him and the Caf6
Nexus program in your prayers. The Rev. Bruce
Jones is pastor of this church. Director of youth min-
istry is Mike Alexander. Beth Jurovcik is director of
music ministry. MUMC is located at 601 Centre
Street, downtown Fernandina Beach.
The big news for 2005 is that we, the First
Presbyterian Youth Ministry, will go on our first-ever
international mission trip to Vancouver, British
Columbia. We are sending a team of 25 youth and
adults to be a witness to Jesus Christ in a part of the
world desperately in search of the truth.
Our ministry is just not possible without the help.
love and support of the entire congregation. In case
we haven't told you lately, thanks for giving us a
place to be (and taking care of it), thanks for giving
us the means to do all that we do, thanks for the
food, the prayers, and, most of all, thanks for loving
the young people of the church just the way they are!
The Rev. Conrad Sharps is senior pastor; the Rev.
Hope Lee, associate pastor; the Rev. John Harland.
parish associate.
"May Our Great Heavenly Father continue to
watch over us and keep us in His loving care."

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Florida Community College at
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careers that pay well and are in

demand. Also offered will be work-
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The Florida Association of
Realtors (FAR) announces its
2004-5 Scholarship/Essay
Contest. Open to high school
seniors, entrants are eligible for
up to $6,500 in scholarship fund-
ing, with $41,000 available.
To enter, students submit an
essay of 500 words or less,
addressing the topic "How Does
A Realtor Professional Benefit
The Community?"
Nassau County's three high
schools have already received a
packet containing the rules.
Entries must be submitted to
FAR no later than March 25.
For information, contact your
high school guidance office or
call Sherry at the Amelia Island-
Nassau County Association of
Realtors at 261-8133.
Woman's Club
Fernandina Beach Woman's
Club is currently raising money
to support its scholarship fund.
Scholarships are presented to
senior women at Fernandina
Beach High School during the
May meeting. Last year three
$1,000 scholarships were award-
ed to three FBHS senior women.
Fernandina Beach Woman's
Club currently has tickets avail-
able for $1 donation for a chance
to win one of the following:
18 holes of golf for four at
The Golf Club of Amelia Island.
Sunday brunch for 4 at
Amelia Island Plantation
Golf at Long Point on
Amelia Island Plantation
$100 savings bond from
First Coast Community Bank
Tickets are available from
Woman's Club members and
little Women. The drawing will
be held at the Fernandina Beach
Woman's Club April 6 meeting.
Eligible Fernandina Beach
High School senior girls may
pick up an application in the high
school guidance office. The
deadline is March 1.
The Jacksonville Museum of
Modern Art introduces the
Memphis Wood Excellence in
Teaching Award to recognize
First Coast K-12 art teachers
and classroom teachers that inte-
grate the visual arts into,their, ,
curriculum. The nomination .
deadline is Feb. 15. Applications
can be found at www.jmoma.org
or call 366-6911 x 204.

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Friendly Forester Steve Gaul
visited the first grade classes of
Amy Blitch and Pam Driggers
at Callahan Elementary School
on Jan. 20 to celebrate Arbor
Gaul discussed with the stu-
dents why trees are important
to us and our environment. He
showed the students how to
plant trees and care for them.
The students then helped
him plant a redbud and a
sycamore tree on the school
campus by the first grade class-
The regular meeting of the
School Advisory Council will
take place at 2:45 p.m. on Feb.
14 in the Southside Elementary
School cafeteria. Parents and
the community are invited to
Teen Court
Students from all middle or
senior high schools (ages 11-
18) are invited to participate in
Nassau County Teen Court on
Feb. 15 at the judicial complex,
76347 Veterans Way in Yulee
just before the FCCJ campus.
All interested students wish-
ing to be on the volunteer jury
or to act as attorneys, court
clerks or bailiffs can sign up
through their school guidance
office or by attending court and
signing up then.
Volunteers need to arrive
between 5:30 and 6 p.m. Court
begins promptly at 6 p.m.
For information or to partici-
pate as an attorney, contact
Teen Court Coordinator
Charles Griffin at 548-4600.
Desserts of Amelia
Desserts of Amelia, an annu-
al fund-raiser for Fernandina
Beach Middle School, will be
held Feb. 18 from 7-9 p.m. in
the cafeteria. Tickets are $5 and
are availableat the door or from-
the ch trS^::joycotlee; p1nich
and all the desserts you can eat.
There will be a gift basket auc-
tion, door prizes and drawings.
Fun day
The Fernandina Beach High
School Interact Club will host
the Fifth Annual Kid's Fun Day
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 26 at
Central Park.
The event is free for chil-
dren ages three to seven. There
will be games, prizes, face
painting and tattoos, jumping
funhouses, an art booth, con-
cession and lots of fun.:
: Businesses or individuals
wishing to make a donation to
support the event mraycontact
Dawn Karpel at the FBHS
Interact Club at 261-57.13.
Father-daughter ball
Faith Christian Academy
presents the Fifth Annual'
Father-Daughter Ball from 6:30-
9:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Amelia
Island Plantation Pavilion. Live
entertainment, dancing, raffles,
hors d'oeuvres and professional
photography. Attire is semi-for-
mal. For, fathers and daughters
of all ages. Tickets are $60 for
father and daughter and $15 for
each additional daughter, mem-
ory book included. Tickets may
be purchased Monday through
Friday at Faith Christian
Academy. 321-2137.
Rummage sale
Amelia Island Montessori
School will hold a fund-raiser
"Rummage Sale" on March 11
and 12 at the corner of 14th and
Lime streets in front of the
movie theater. The PTO is cur-
rently taking donations. Call
261-6610 to arrange the drop off
or pick-up of items.
Jazz night
Enjoy an evening of jazz and
entertainment March 15 at 6:30
p.m. in the Fernandina Beach
High School multipurpose
room. Tickets are $10 per per-
son and include a buffet dinner
of heavy hors 'doeuvres,
desserts and beverages. Stroll
down memory lane spanning
the decades of jazz from the

1920s to the 1950s. The
school's national champion
cheerleaders will be chorus
girls and dancers.
This is a multidisciplinary
project involving the FBHS Jazz
Band, cheerleaders, FBHS
Culinary Arts as well as the
help and support of students,
faculty and staff.
For information, contact Ray
MacQueen at 491-7937.

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Emma Hicks as Casee Yarborough looks on, above. Shirley organized a "Jump-for-Life" jump
rope-a-thon, which raised $2,000 for the American Heart Association. First graders Sarah
Emery and Danielle Teare, right, double jump as part of the event.

Essay contest winners
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awards to Patriot's Pen essay contest winners recently at Yulee Middle School. Winners includ-
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place. Teacher and contest sponsor Penny Brussell, center, also was part of the presentation.
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300-pound lineman
was uncommon in
the NFL. Players of
that size were a precious
commodity. In 1985,
America fell in love with the
Chicago Bears' William
"The Refrigerator" Perry.
One of only five players in
the league over 300 pounds.
he was a lovable guy, but
also somewhat of an oddity,
given the fact lihat Ih was so
large but was also fairly
.aile fir someone so freak-
ishly lari.i. Car rIying his
It.un :o' Super Bowl title,
he became a phenomenon.
Now he would be run of the
mill, for there are so many
guys now his size. He would
Ilidl hhusel1'jusl filling in.
According to ESPN.com
when Bill Clinton was elect-
ed president in 1992, there
were only 7) players in the
NFL who tipped the scales
at 300 pounds. Now, that
number has grown with 455
players in the league who
belter that mark. The aver-
age weight of that Bears line
was 274, while average
weight of a lineman at the
2004 NFL Pro Bowl was 317
pounds. At this year's Super
Bowl, one of four lineman
cracks the 300-pound barri-
er. The Patriots have 12 and
the Eagles having 11 with
349-pound tackle Tra
Thomas the largest.
While that added bulk
may be good for the team, it
is certainly not good for the
body. The added weight
puts added stress on the.
body with an increased risk
of heart disease, hyperten-
sion,,diabetes,;stroke, sleep
apnea and degenerative
From an orthopedic per-
spective, carrying all that
weight is just too much over
the long term for the joints,
especially the knees, to han-
dle. The player may have
more muscle and fat with a
resultant increase weight,
but the cartilage that lines
the joint does not increase
in its thickness. Therefore it
just has to simply bear the
heavier burden, and it wears
out faster. Joint replace-
ments are often the end
A study by the NFL
showed that its players are
five times more likely to suf-
fer from sleep apnea, the
disorder that recently took
the life of Reggie White.
The NFL has always pro-
moted the concept of gladia-
tors doing battle, and the
American public loves the
idea of these behemoths
going at each other.
The NFL has even tied
into the bigger is better
belief by partnering with
Hardee's on a hamburger
that has two-thirds of a
pound of beef and contains
100 grams of fat and 1,400
In some ways, the league
is hypocritical in the stances
that it takes. Don't do drugs.
Don't do steroids. Just eat
yourself to death.

Owens to play
As I wrote last week, I
fully expected Terrell
Owens to play and now he
has announced that he will
do just that. He has been
practicing, cutting and run-
ning routes.
He reported that God
has healed him and now his
ankle feels like nothing
more than a minor ankle
This column is written to
discuss issues regarding
sports, medicine and safety. It
is not intended to serve as a
replacement for treatment by
your regular doctor It is only
designed to offer guidelines
on the prevention, recogni-
tion and care of injuries and
illness. Specific concerns
should be discussed with your
physician. Mail your ques-
tions to Gregory Smith,

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S. 18th Street, Suite 204,
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state playoff berth Tuesday night
when the Pirates blanked Stanton
College Preparatory 2-0 at Pirate
Field in the first round of the dis-
trict tournament.
The Pirates broke a scoreless
stalemate with Austin Danielson's
goal on a penalty kick early in the
second half. FBHS got an insur-
ance goal from Scott Kellog, also
on a penalty kick, late in the second

half.to seal the win. Sophomore
goalkeeper Mike Wilson record-
ed 10 saves for the Pirates.
"We struggled in the first half,"
FBHS Coach Daniel Frome said.
"Stanton was closing us down
quickly. They weren't giving us a
lot of space.
"In the second half, midfield
played a lot better. I have to give a
lot of credit to our defense. They
played really well throughout the
entire game.
"It was a really hard-fought,
clean game. Both teams didn't
want their season ended. We were
able to pick up a really big win."
The Pirates advanced to the dis-
trict championship game Thursday
against Bishop Kenny, the No. 1
seed. The teams split during the
regular season with the Pirates

winning 3-2 and then losing 3-1 to
the Crusaders..
The game was scheduled for 7
p.m. Thursday at Pirate field.
Bishop Kenny advanced to the title
game with an 8-0 win over First
Coast Tuesday.
The Pirates (13-6-2) advance to
the state playoffs regardless of
Thursday's outcome. A win will
ensure home field advantage next
week in the regional quarterfinals.
The Pirates capped the regular
season Jan. 28 at Sandalwood, shut-
ting out the Saints 9-0. The game
was shortened by eight minutes
due to the mercy rule.
Danielson scored four goals
and the Pirates got one each from
Kyle Shearer, Justin DeStefano,
PIRATES Continued on 16A

Coach Herb Hatch said it was the
best finish for a 16-and-under volleyball
team in the 11-year history of the Amelia
Island Maniacs.
The Maniacs dominated their pool,
winning three matches Saturday to
advance to the gold bracket on Sunday.
The team finished tied for fifth place in
the 34-team Disney Classic in Orlando
last weekend.
The Maniacs opened with a 25-23,
25-23 win, over Florida Elite Volleyball
Club out of Edgewater, edged St.
Augustine Volleyball Club 25-17, 17-25,

15-7 before sealing the deal with a 25-11,
25-22 win over Big Lake out of Lake
Okeechobee. The Maniacs clinched first
place to advance to the gold division
On Sunday, the Maniacs picked up a
first-round win over Indian River Juniors
Volleyball Club 15-25, 26-24, 15-5 before
suffering their first loss in the quarter-
final round to Southwest Sunset
Volleyball Club out of Fort Myers, 5-25,
"We almost came back and got
them," Hatch said.
"It was our first tournament of the
year and it was the best finish in a tour-
nament of that size in the history of

Pirate grapplers

top Panthers 54 27

The Pirate grapplers improved to 5-5 on the sea-
son with Wednesday's 54-27 win over visiting Ridge-
view. The Panthers forfeited eight weight classes.
Austin Rankin, 103 pounds, opened with a win by
pin in 3:27. James Devlin (112), Daniel Perrone (119),
RJ Lowrian (130), Christian Benecke (140), Duncan
Davis (145), CJ Zumbar (171), Ricky Lowary (189) and
Luis Zambrano (215) all picked up wins by forfeit.
At 125 pounds, Jamie Crowther lost in 3:34. Chris
McDonald (135) lost in 2:59. Kurt Foutz (152) was
edged 8-6. Tim Poynter lost in. 2:50 at 160 pounds.
Tony Cruz, the Pirates' heavyweight, lost,in 1:10.
The Pirate wrestlers spent last weekend in
Middleburg and placed second of the 11 teams com-
peting. The Pirates went 3-1, beating Gateway out of
Orlando 57-21, Lake Wear 63-18 and Middleburg 34-
33 before losing to Wolfson 47-36.
Benecke won all four of his matches. Rankin,
Devlin, Perrone, Davis, Foutz and Cruz went 3-1.
Crowther, McDonald, Zumbar, Lowary and Justin
Hastings were 2-2 on the day, Shane McNeil was 1-2
and Brandon Barnett was 1-3.
i FBHS hosts Baker County Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Amelia Island Maniacs," he said.
Hatch said he was proud of the girls,
considering the 16-and-under squad is
comprised of just two girls who should
be playing in that age division. Eight of
the girls could play 15-and-under and
two could play 14-and-under divisions.
The 16-and-under squad travels to
Jacksonville Feb. 26 for a tournament.
The 12-and-under Maniacs travel to Cape
Coast this weekend, and the 14-and-
under team is idle until a March 5 tour-
nament in Jacksonville.
The girls practice twice weekly at
the Peck Gym in Fernandina Beach. For
information, visit www.ameliaisland




Pirate Scott
Kellog, right,
battles a
Blue Devil
y Tuesday'
n .. night when
j the Fernan-
S dina Beach
.. High School
.- boys soccer
team hosted
Stanton in
,the first
round of the
district tour-
scored on a
penalty kick
in the 2-0
.win. FBHS
: .faced Bishop
Kenny last
night in the
-. title match.


FBHS outmanned

by Melbourne High

Senior night Saturday

The Pirates held their own against 5A Melbourne
High School Tuesday but lost 5243.
"Melbourne was a very athletic, physical team,"
Fernandina Beach High School boys basketball coach
Matt Schreiber said. "They really did a good job of
keeping us from getting into our offense.iWe just
never really could get settled offensively.
"Their post players were bigger than ours and'
jheywo nmhe-ottle of tlih Wirds. And a'lot of tinrre
,iu Tv dhup tbel hg '.-]i _-_ no'c .':' -i -
The game was dfibbed the "Btiff'8f the Eaist
Coast" and was held at the TD Waterhouse Centre in
Orlando. home of the Magic.
David Swain led the Pirates with 16 points, two
assists and a steal. Terrence Albertie had eight points,
four rebounds and an assist. Casey Lowe had four
points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Otis Green had four points and three rebounds.
Ja'Sean WVashington and Jon Albertie had four
rebounds apiece.
The Pirates hung around Tuesday to take in the
Orlando-Cleveland game.
"I think it was an experience the players will always
be able to look back on positively," Schreiber said. "It
was fun to watch an NBA game and watch the best
.you ng player (Cleveland's LeBron James), if not the
best player, in basketball."
The Pirates (11-8) traveled to Middleburg
Thursday and will host Bartbai' Trail Saturday in
the home finale. It will be senior iilght, and the Pirates'
six seniors J.D. Phillips, C asey Lowe, Terrence
Albertie, Carson Rodeffer, Otis:.Green and Ja'Sean
Washington and their parefits will be honored
before the game. The junior varsity plays at 6 p.m. and
the varsity tilt is slated for 7:30 p.m.
The regular season wraps lip next week for the
Pirates. They travel to Episcopal Monday, Bolles .
Tuesday and West Nassau Friday. The district tour-
nament starts Feb. 16 at Raines.

Lady Pirates lose lead. fall to Bulldogs
The Lady Pirates let the lead slip through their fin-
gers Tuesday night, falling to Bolles 58-47.
FBHS jumped out to a 15-8 first quarter lead and
led 25-24 at halftime, but Bolles' Rachel Blum scored
23 of her 35 points in the second half toset the,pace
for the Lady Bulldogs.
The Lady Pirates were led by Kayla Mercer with
12 points. Cassie Justyn had nine and Kayla Small had
all eight of her points in the fourth quarter.
The Lady Pirates capped the regular season
Thursday at home with Hilliard. The district tourna-
ment starts Tuesday at Bishop Kenny.


Travis Williamson, left, a sen-
ior at Fernandina Beach High
School, and Brandon
Higginbotham, a senior at
West Nassau, are not only
representing the area this
week, they're representing
their country during the
2005 Global Junior
Championship IX at The
Bolles School. Team USA
opened with a 19-0 win over
France Wednesday. The USA
All-Stars also defeated Japan
31-0 with Higginbotham scor-
ing a touchdown on the
ground. USA beat Mexico 21-
0 but fell to unbeaten Canada
14-7. Team USA will take on
Canada in the championship
game at 4 p.m. Saturday at
The Bolles School, marking
the fifth straight year the
tournament showpiece will
feature the two North
American rivals.


The Amelia Island Maniacs 16-and-under girls volleyball team tied for fifth place in the 34-team Disney
Classic in Orlando over the weekend. The team includes, front row from left, Amanda Peppler, Kallie Yankee,
Britni Adams; middle, Courtney Buchanan, Jennifer Cumberland, Lucinda Silva, Kristin Bellar, Katie Smith;
back, Hannah Bales, Amanda Springer.

Maniacs fifth at Disney Classic




Runners will take to the streets

for second Pirates on the Run 10K

Kurt Foutz '

Mike Burgess

David Snead

Seniors, sophomore share spotlight
Kurt Foutz is a senior wrestler Mike Burgess is a sophomore to attend college and pursue a
at Fernandina Beach High School at West Nassau High School where career as a mechanic or electri-
and is his school's student-athlete he plays soccer and golf for the cian.
of the week. Foutz wrestles at 152 Warriors. He is a straight-A honor "David is a team player," Hilliard
pounds and holds a 19-12 record. student and plans to study medi- Coach Randy Smith said. "He's
He placed second in the district cine at the University of Florida. always willing to sacrifice himself
last year and was a regional quali- David Snead, a senior forward to better his team."
fier in wrestling. He placed third in for the Hilliard Middle-Senior High The student-athlete program
a tournament at Middleburg School boys basketball team, hit a honors Nassau County's top high
recently. season-high 21 points, including school athletic and academic
An honor student tackling five three-pointers, Tuesday against achievers, who are selected by
advanced placement courses, Orange Park Christian. Snead was their respective school's athletic
Foutz is a member of the National also an outside linebacker for the director.
Honor Society and Best Buddies. Flashes football team, plays left The program is sponsored by
Foutz plans to attend the field for the baseball team and runs Rick Keffer Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep,
University of North Florida or the 400m and 4x400m relay events and those honored are listed each
University of Central Florida and for the Hilliard track and field team. week on signs outside the dealer-
major in criminology. An honor student, Snead plans ship on A1A in Yulee.

Beautiful weather is forecast
for the weekend and organizers
of the second annual Pirates on
the Run 10K couldn't be more
With about 100 registered as
of Thursday, Ned Tyson said he
expects a couple hundred for the
race altogether, surpassing last
year's turnout of 180.
The temperature should be in
the low 60s for the 8:30 a.m.
start at City Hall in downtown
Fernandina Beach.
This year's Pirates on the
Run race is sanctioned by the
Jacksonville Super Bowl Host
Committee, promising a strong
and diverse lineup of runners
from around the world.
The race will begin at 8:30
a.m. in the historic downtown
area of Fernandina Beach. The
race route will take runners
down Front Street to Centre, left
on Second by the Palace Saloon
and through the side streets on
the north side of Centre. The
route travels out to the beach
before returning to the south
side of Centre. City Hall is also
the finish line for the race.
Members of the Pirates Club
will be on hand to direct runners
along the race route.
Runners can enter electroni-
cally at www.coolrunning.com.
Search the calendar of Florida
races and search by date. They
can also register today at the

Ryder Leary, right, and Michelle Krueger were the overall
male and female winners in the inaugural Pirates on the Run
10K last year. The 2005 event is slated for Saturday, starting
at City Hall.

Hampton Inn and Suites on
Second Street from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Runners already registered
can pick up race packets at that
time also. Runners may also reg-
ister starting at 7 a.m. on race
Entry fee per runner is $30.

For information, call the race
hotline at 261-6748. The race e-
mail address is pirateson
The race benefits the
Fernandina Beach High School
band, the Pirates Club and Girls
on the Run.


YuleeUttle League
Yulee Little League will hold
tryouts today from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. for registered players. There
will be no tryouts for the chal-
lenger league or T-ball. Six-year-
olds may try out for minor league
only if a year of T-ball has been
completed. All 7- to 10-year-olds
(minor) and 11- to 18-year olds
(girls softball and boys baseball.
for major, junior, senior and big
league) must try out.
All ages and divisions report
the gym today. Tryouts start
promptly at 4:30 p.m. On
Saturday, 6- to 7-year-olds try out
from 10 a.m. to noon; 8-year-olds
from, 8-10 a.m.: 9-year-olds from
noon to 2 p.m.; 10-year,-oQldfromr,
10 a.m. to noon; 11- and 12-year-
olds from 8-10 a.m. and 13- to
16-year-olds from 8 a.m. to noon.
Softball tryouts are from 8-11
a.m. (ages 7-12) and from 11
a.m. to noon (ages 13-18).
The league is open to boys
ages 5-16 and girls ages 5-18.
Yulee has chartered for a 16-18
girls big league softball team.
Challenger league is open to
ages 5-21. A hit-a-thon in is
March 5 and opening day is
March 12. Season ends the
weekend of May 28.

Elm Street Uttle League
Elm Street Little League will
hold a board meeting at 6 p.m.
Tuesday at ChariesL.-Albert Jr.
SField. Sign-ups will beheld at
Peck Center Mondays,
Wednesday and Thursdays -
through the end of the month,
starting Wednesday, from 5:30-
7:30 p.m. Minor (ages 6-8), major
(9-12) and senior (13-15) base-
ball and major and senior (14-16)
softball are offered. The fee is
$35. Call 753-1663.

Cheerleader fund-raiser
The Femandina Beach High
School Cheerleaders, reigning
national champions, are raising
money to compete in Chicago
Feb. 19-20. The girls are avail-
able to work Super Bowl week-
end and are planning a parents'
night out. Call 491-5022.

SailingClub meets
The Amelia Island Sailing Club
meets Tuesdays at the Kraft
Athletic Club. Social hour starts at
6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts
at 7:30 p.m. The guest speaker
will be an experienced world
For information, contact Roger
Henderson (Vice Commodore) at
753-2260 or Hanko Rosenblad
(Commodore) at 491-1300.

Yoga events
Y Yoga resumes its beach
yoga classes next week. The
classes are held at 8 a.m.
Monday, Wednesdays and
Friday at the Scott Roach beach
access. On Feb. 11, there will be
a partners yoga session at 4:30
p.m. at the Gateway to Amelia
studio. Cost is $15 per couple.
Y Yoga's weekend warrior
series for February is a cycling
and yoga adventure on Feb. 20,
starting at Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center at 11 a.m. The
cost is $20 per person, which
includes a gourmet lunch. The
ride is through Fort Clinch State
Park. On Feb. 27, there will be a

meditation class instructed by
Denise O'Conner at 4:45 p.m.
The cost is a donation of your
Y Yoga Inc. offers discounts to
students and senior citizens 65
years old and up. Call 415-9642.

The McArthur Family YMCA is
offering the following programs.
Call 261-1080 for information.
Adult basketball league.
Register as a team (ages 18 and
up) Sunday through March 12.
Games will be on Tuesday and
Thursday evenings, with inter-
league play being a possibility.
Members play for $45 and non-
members play for $60 ($20 late
. fee applies aftef March 12). The
roster number is unlimited and
the teams will be responsible for
the referees. Season runs March
22 through April 28.
e Youth flag football. The
YMCA is recruiting kids through-
out Nassau County to play spring
flag football. League is open to
youths between the ages of 6
and 14 (as of March 1). Register
Feb. 20 through March 13.
Practices are once a week arid
games on Saturday momings.
Members play for $40 arid non-
members play for $80 ($20 late
fee applies after March 13). Fees
include uniform (jersey only), any
necessary equipment, referees
and participant award. Season
runs March 21 through May 14.
Adult Flag Football. Register
as a team (ages 18 and up).
Practices are determined by the
players and games are on
Sunday afternoon. Members play
for $30 and non-members play
for $60 ($20 late fee applies after
March 13). Register Feb. 20
through March 13. The roster
number is unlimited and the
teams will be responsible for the
referees. Season runs March 21
through May 15.
T-Ball. League is open to
children between the ages of 4
and 7 (as of March 1). Practices
are once a week and games on
Saturday afternoon. Register
March 1 through April 16.

. 'K

Members play for $30 and non-
members play for $60 ($20 late
fee applies after April. 16). Fees
include the uniform (jersey only),
necessary equipment (glove not
included), and participant award.
Season runs April 25 through
June 2.

The National Wild Turkey
Federation will hold its annual
banquet on Saturday at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
There will be a live auction, silent
auction and several drawings for
prizes. Admission also includes
dinner. For information, contact
Randy at 261-9537 or Fred at
Island.Pawn, 277-4710. .

Gator Club meeting
The Nassau County Gator
Club will hold its second meeting
Feb. 15 at the Palace Saloon,
113 Centre St. in Fernandina
Beach. A social hour is at 6 p.m.
and the meeting starts at 7 p.m.
Guest speaker will be Marty
Cohen, editor of Gator Bait
Magazine. Contact Bob Fisher at
277-4926 (e-mail bob
fisher70@comcast.net) or Bemie
Berkman at 491-1948 (e-mail
bhberkman @comcast.net).

Special Olympics Florida
Nassau County will host its annu-
al summer games on Feb. 18
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
Femandina Beach High School.
The Olympic torch run will
start things off. The competition
includes 150 local athletes com-
peting in track and field events
such as the 25m, 50m, 100m and
200m walk and run, running and
standing long jump, softball
throw, shotput and a 30m motor-
ized wheelchair slalom. This com-
petition is the first step for the ath-
letes to earn their way to the state
games held in April at the
University of South Florida.
For information, contact Bob
Hinton at 225-8600 or e-mail bob
sonassau @yahoo.com.

Pop Warner
Femandina Beach Pop
Wamer meets the third Thursday
of each month at 7 p.m. at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. Positions are still avail-.
able for the board. Coaching
applications will be accepted
through Monday for cheerleading
and football.
For registration information,
contact Randall Mabe, John
Spence at 261-3803 or Marna
Hancock at 277-8768 or visit the
website at www.fernandina

The Nassau County Old
Timers football game will be held
at 5 p.m. Feb.12atiFemandina"
Beach High School. Practices are
held at 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday
and Wednesday at West Nassau
High School in Callahan. Contact
Jody Montgomery at 261-9230 or

Babe Ruth opening day
Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth
League opening day is March 5
and ceremonies start at 10 a.m.
Call 753-1622 for information.

Girls on the Run is a running
and healthy living program for 8-
to 12-year-old girls that helps to
build character, values and self-
esteem while training to complete
a 5K (3.1 mile) race. Girls meet
twice a week. Spring programs
begin Feb. 14 and are being held
at the McArthur YMCA on
Monday and Wednesdays from
4-5:15 p.m. and at Atlantic
Elementary on Tuesdays and
Thursday from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Call 321-4315 or e-mail
Registration deadline is today.

Recreation roundup
The city of Fernandina Beach
Recreation Department is offering
the following activities:
Men's basketball registration

will be held from Feb. 1-28 at the
Atlantic Center for ages 18 and
up. Team fee is $350 (due by
Feb. 28). Season begins mid-
March. All games are played at
Peck Gym. Referees, scorekeep-
Sers and timekeepers are needed.
For information, call 277-7350.
Adult softball registration will.
be held Feb. 7 through March 7
at the Atlantic Center for ages 18
and up. Co-ed and men's
leagues are offered. Team fee is
$370 (due by March 7). Captains
meeting is March 10. Season
begins March 21. Umpires and
scorekeepers are needed.
Contact Jason at 277-7350.
Scuba classes will be held
Thursday, Feb. 17, Feb. 24, Feb.
28 nnd March 3 from 6-9 p.m. at
the Atlantic Center-Open water "
check-oul dives will be March 5-6
at a site to be announced. The

class is for ages 12 and up (ages
10 and 11 eligible at instructor's
discretion). Fee is $260 for city
residents, $280 non-city (check-
out dives additional). Register at
the Atlantic Center. Course mate-
rials (DVD and workbook) must
be obtained prior to the first class
and are available at the Atlantic
Center. Contact instructor Kathy
Russell at 753-0216 for informa-
Horse shoe competition will
be held from noon to 5 p.m.
March 19 at the MLK Center.
Register through Feb. 28 at the
Atlantic Center. Two-person
teams and the $20 team fee
includes T-shirts. Call John at
Central Park tennis court ..
gate keys cah'bechedke dout at'r
the Atlantic Center for $5 refund-
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Anor'easter blew through
Wednesday and may
still have some linger-
ing effects for this
weekend's fishing forecast
Looks like Sunday may be the
best day for offshore fishing, giv-
ing fishermen a chance to enjoy
a few hours of fishing before
watching the Super Bowl, which
begins at
6:30 p.m.
Saturday, a
low tide will
arrive at
11:30 am.
and a flood
tide at 4:45
p.m. With
Teo r Lase this in mind,
Terry Lacoss sea trout
ONTg M should be
good at the
WA TER Nassau
Bridge during the afternoon
incoming tide. One of the best
areas to speck fish remains at
the mouth of Sawpit Creek and
right under the new Nassau
Bridge span. Live shrimp fished
deep under a trout float works
well during a moving tide, while
led head jigs work best during
the slower moving tides. Be sure
to work your lures and live baits
slow for these deep winter sea
trout. Sea trout must be released
until March 1, The morning
falling tide should produce red-
fish in the Amelia River. Look for
reds to hold on mud flats that are
adjacent to large bays and creek
mouths. Work a live bullhead
minnow barbed to a led head jig
slow along the bottom for reds
weighing to eight pounds.
Fishing has picked up in the
St Marys River for red drum
and stripers at the 1-95 bridge.
River fishermen are catching
stripers weighing to five pounds
while casting minnow-type lures
in creek mouths and trolling
,close to the bridge supports and
deep bends in the river.

Sea trout fishermen are pictured fishing under the new Nassau Bridge for winter sea

If the sea calms down this
weekend, look for excellent sea
bass fishing at FA, FC and FB
fish havens. Fish dead on the
bottom with fresh cut bait for sea
bass that are weighing to three
pounds. Sea bass are delicious
eating when fried in butter and
garlic salt.
Largemouth bass fishing
remains good in Rodman
Reservoir for bass weighing to
10 pounds. During the draw
'down, some. of the best fishing
has been coming from right in
front of the dam where grass
beds are holding bass. Rodman
Reservoir bass must be released
untilApril l.
Keep in mind that a full moon

arrives on Feb. 24 when large-
mouth bass should be spawning
in iiany of Florida lakes and
Bass fishing remains slow in
local tidal rivers, however school-
ing bass should be holding in
some of the deep turns in the
rivers. Cast deep diving crank
baits to the .deep side of the river
and work them with a slow
retrieve in the deepest portions
of the river bends.
Surf fishermen are catching
whiting at the old pipeline during
the high outgoing tide. Some of
the best catches are coming with
fresh shrimp fished right on the
If the wind lays down this

weekend, look for puppy drum to
hold at the very end of the St
Marys south jetty rocks. Once'
again, fresh shrimp fished right
on the bottom is catching drum
weighing to 15 pounds.
Have a "super" fishing week-
The News-Leader encourages
local anglers to submit photo-
graphs of exceptional catches. We
will publish them in this space on
Friday. E-mail photos to
bjones,'iCthlnlcu,sleader.corm, mail
them to P.O. Box 766. Fernan-
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Farm Bureau Mutual Automobile Insurance Company." The company
was organized to provide Ohio farmers with low-cost insurance. They
soon were invited to offer our low cost insurance in other states. The
organization expanded, developed and evolved as it pursued that goal.
In 1955 the name was changed to "Nationwide", which more accurate-
ly reflected its desire to serve customers across the country.

The local Nationwide agency has been serving Nassau County since
1990. With 2 offices in Fernandina Beach and another in Yulee, the
Cabell Agency will be able to service all of your insurance needs, no
matter where you live.

Your patronage has been and continues to be, extremely important to
Becky, myself and to Dave Cabell. We will do everything we can to
make this a smooth transition for you. In fact, you need do nothing!
However, we invite you to contact us at any time if you have any ques-
tions regarding your insurance needs. You will be pleased to know that
Becky, Niki and Shari will continue to service your account.

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1869 S. 8th Street

Historic Downtown
11 S. 7th Street

PIRATES Continued from 14A
Adam Langley, Matt Loria and,,
Scott Luman.
Loria and Luman also had an
assist, Emery Ward had three and
Garrett Dees recorded two.
."It was an enjoyable game to
watch," Framie said."t"It Wa'also
good to see Scott Luman and Matt
Loria score. It was their first varsity


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goals. We put them in at forward
second half. -
. "The guys went out and passed
the ball and had a lot of fun."
The Lady Pirates also advanced-
to the state playoffs and played at
RidgeviewThursday in the region-
al quarterfinals. The boys will play
next week on the regional level.


In compliance with Florida Statutes, the City Commission will
. hold a public hearing regarding:
ORDINANCE NO. 2004- 39
Pursuant to Sections 163.3184 and 163.3187, Florida Statutes, A pub-"
lic hearing on the proposed ordinance will be held as follows:
City Commission:' Tuesday, February 15, 2005, at 6 PM
Place:The hearing will be held at the
City Commission Chambers
204 Ash St.
Fernandina Beach, Florida.
All interested persons are invited to review the draft ordinance and sup-
porting materials, to appear at the public hearings, and be heard regard-
ing the adoption of the proposed ordinance.
The draft ordinance and supporting materials may be reviewed at the
office of the City Clerk, 204 Ash St., Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034.
Written comments may be provided, and should be mailed or delivered
to the City Clerk, 204 Ash Si. Fernandina Beach, FL, 32034 until the
day of the public hearing.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City
Commission with respect to the adoption of the proposed amendments,
he/she will need a record of the proceedings and should ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made. The record should include
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In
order to qualify to participate in any administrative proceedings regard-
ing the DCA's determination of the compliance or non-compliance 'of
these amendments to the City of Fernandina Beach Comprehensive
Plan, as adopted, under Chapter 163, Part II, Florida Statutes, that per-
son shall have submitted oral or written objections during the local gov-
ernment review and adoption proceedings.
Persons will disabilities requiring accommodation in order to partici-
pate in this program or activity should contact 277-7305 or TDD 277-
7399 or Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771 at least 24 hours in
advance to request such accommodation.




Eileen's Art and
Antiques Centre, t'.' CL'enm
St., will feature artist Tine
--A Graham
from noon to
< 3p.m, Feb.
11 and 12
and Feb
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.. whimsical
cat and dog po t ts. An
exhibit of work by the
Nantuket and New Jersey
amst w il also be on display.
Call 277-27 1 ,
First Street Gallery in
Neptune Beach features the
work of Atlantic Beach resi-
dent David V. Hansford
through Feb. 28,
The gallery is located at
216-B First St., Neptune
Beach. Hours are Monday
through Saturday, 10 a.m. to
6 p.m., and Sunday from
noon to 5 p.m. Call (904)
*. .

The Island Art
Association, Inc., in cooper-
ation with the Community
Foundation in Jacksonville,
Inc., is exhibiting its first juried
show of the new year -
"Resolutions New
Beginnings" until Feb. 24
at the gallery, 18 N. Second
St. in Femandina Beach.
The public is invited to the
First Friday Reception from 5-
9 p.m. tonight. Artists will be
present. Visit the website at
The Waterwheel Art
Gallery at 5047 First Coast
Highway on the south"end of
Amelia Island features .
Patricia Ezzell with her vivid
acrylic paint- '
ings through
March 5.
Ezzell lives in
Beach and
has titled her
show "Out
Of My
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Monday through Friday
and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
Saturday. Call 261-2535.
Alexanders, 4924 First
Coast Hwy., features local
artists. Call 277-2040.
Barwick Studio, Inc., 4 N.
Second St., features original
watercolors by local artist
Sandra Pinchback Barwick.
Open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monday through Saturday.
Call 321-0833.
C Square Studio, 205-1/2
Centre St. Featuring new
work by local artists Casey
Matthews and Carter
Matthews. Specializing in.
original art, jewelry and art
objects. Open most days from
10 a.m.-6 p.m., weekends
from noon until 6 p.m., arid
always by appointment. Call
D'Agnese Studio and
Fine Art Gallery, 205-1/2
Centre St., features oil and
watercolor paintings; bronze,
marble and limestone sculp-
tures; lithographs, serigraphs
and paper and glass collages.
Open noon-6 p.m. Tuesday
through Friday and 10 a.m.-6
p.m. Saturday or by appoint-
ment. Call 261-6044 or
Designs On... at 11 N.
Third St. features local artists
and regional fine American
craft art. Open 10:30 a.m.-5
p.m. Monday through
Saturday and 1-4 p.m.
Sunday or by appointment.
Harbor Lights, 31 N.
Third St., features original
work by Michael Van Horn
and a continuing display of
antique charts, maps and
19th-century natural history
engravings. Open 10:30 a.m.-
5:30 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday. Call 261-9763.
Hunts Art & Artifacts
Gallery, 316 C Centre St.,

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FBHS students

in on the game

Although tickets to the Super Bowl are
priced into the thousands of dollars, about 50
Fernandina Beach High School students will
attend the game for free.
But that's not all. Those students will be
in Alltel Stadium field at the 40- and 50-yard
lines during the halftime show featuring for-
mer Beatle Sir Paul McCartney.
The students have also
been chosen to help crowd
the field for pre-game per-
formances, said Rob
Hicks, Fernandina Beach
High School television
production teacher and
student government spon-
sor, Hicks noted that the McCartney
students chosen are either
associated with student
government or are members of the National
Honor Society.
The students have participated in
rehearsals for the big show Tuesday,
Thursday and will rehearse again today,
Hicks said. McCartney himself was to be at
a dress rehearsal Thursday.
McCartney is to sing four songs a long
time, considering many halftime acts play
only segments of songs. However, because a
football game halftime is only 15 minutes
and the Super Bowl is no exception, the stu-
dents' 15 minutes of fame will be less than
"They're telling us 11 minutes for the
actual performance," Hicks said. "We're
assigned to a very specific spot on the field.
They are to get there as quickly as they can,
and as soon as it's over, get off as quickly as
they can."
The students will be placed at choice
locations for visibility. Student government is
to be on the 40-yard line, about 10 yards
from the field's center, and the National
Honor Society students are to be on
the 50-yard line during McCartney's per-
Thl-y .wi[l join thousands of Jacksonville
teenaBs egl&to be concert "extras" for
the per ormances.
"They originally wanted 5,000 teenagers,
but they wound up with 2,800," Hicks said.
At first, the group was going to partici-
pate in the halftime show, but when they
showed up early to a practice Sunday, they
were also chosen to attend the pre-game
"We were the first group there on
Sunday for practice, and we got chosen to
participate in the pre-game, too," Hicks said.
"I don't think it was because we were there
first, but rather because we were so well
In pre-game festivities, pop group Black
Eyed Peas is to perform with Earth, Wind &
Fire and country singer Gretchen Wilson is
to perform with country-rock veterans the
Charlie Daniels Band.
Hicks said the students are excited about
their chance to be part of Jacksonville and
Super Bowl history.
"It's really neat," Hicks said.



jCafe Nexus is a new Friday
night spot for folks 18 and up.
Enjoy good caffeinated bever-
ages and see some great bands
and comedians without all the
smoke and booze. The cafe is
located in the basement underneath Memorial
United Methodist Church's Sanctuary (at the corner
of Sixth and Centre streets). Doors open at 7 p.m.,
show starts at 8 p.m. Admission is free.
Tonight features "Cedar Street" with "Weldon."
Call (904) 415-6161 for information. Visit

Cats Angels will hold a
fund-raising yard sale out-
side its new store, "Shop
and Adopt" at 1853 S. Eighth
St.. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday. The store features
a range of items, from books
to toys, housewares to col-
lectibles and small appli-
ances. There is also a cat boutique with toys and sup-
plies, as well as a cat adoption center. All proceeds
go to benefit the Cats Angels spay/neuter program.
For information, call 321-2267.

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Super Bowl XXXIX will be played at
Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville on Feb. 6.
Events surrounding game weekend


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The Amelia ., .-.
River .
Waterfront at
the foot of .
Centre Street will be
the site of the Super Shellfish Feast dur-
ing Super Bowl XXXIX weekend. From 5-
9 p.m. tonight and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday fans can feast on shrimp, clams,
oysters, blue crab, stone crab, and other
seafood delights. There will be crab
races, music, dancing and a shrimp boat
The event is organized by the Shrimp
Producers Association and the
Amelia Island-
Fernandina Beach-
Yulee Chamber of
*' For information
call Janie Thomas,
executive director of
the association, at 261-6615, or Sandy
Price, special events coordinator with the
chamber, at 261-3248, ext. 100.

*'Art n the Aftemoo
Nassau County artisans will display
their work on Super Bowl Sunday
at the waterfront at the foot of Centre
Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more
information, contact Sandy Price at
261-3248, ext. 100.

* Museum tours
The Amelia Island Museum of
History is offering special walking tours
during the Super Bowl weekend, today
and Saturday.
They include the Silk Stocking
District Tour at 2p.m.; South Historic
District Tour at 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.;
Ghost Tour at 4 p.m., 4:15 p.m.
and 4:30 p.m.; and a Centre Street Tour at
All tours are $15. Tickets will be sold
at the Train Depot, 101 Centre St. Call
the museum for more information,


Tonight from 5-
8 p.m. enjoy a
Super Bowl Bash
at the Spa and
Shops, Amelia
Island Plantation. -
Enjoy food and '
drink specials, $1
beer, live music and more.
On Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to
stop by the porch of March6 Bure
visit with the authors of Murder I
Fernandina, a mystery novel filled
murder, pirates, dotty old ladies, a
Fernandina history.
Pirate Flag Modelers will sail a
their hand-crafted model boats on
lake of the Spa & Shops from 10 a
A wine tasting will be held fron
to 2 p.m. at March6 Burette. Saint
wines from all over the world.

* Rlbault Club
Bring the entire family out to the
Ribault Club on Fort George Island on
Saturday for a fun-filled day of ranger-led
activities in lieu of football mania.
'The club is free and open to the public
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Wednesday
through Sunday.
Fort George Island Cultural State
Park offers visitors hiking, off-road bicy-
cling, picnicking, fishing, and creek
access for kayaks and canoes. Call the
Ranger Station (251-2320) for the lineup
of events .. -"r >
Also visit the websire at www.florida
* Gospel celebration
The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration
presents an Evening of Inspiration, with
inspirational music, testimonies from

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NFL players and a chance to win a pair of
tickets to the big game, tonight at 8 p.m.
at Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church.
The event
will feature
Patti LaBelle
who will share
the stage with
gospel artists
Karen Clark
Sheard, Byron _
Cage and
Kierra KiKi Sheard.
Tickets are $50 and available at Ticket
Master locations in Jacksonville, (904)
353-3309, TicketMaster.com and the
Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church.
A portion of the 2005 event proceeds
will benefit the NFL YET Center in
For information visit www.superbowl-

'Souper Bowl of Caring
On Sunday the young people in
Nassau County and across the country
will col-
lect one-
in large
soup pots
as part of
Bowl of Caring."
Each group donates all of the money
raised to a charity of its choice. This year,
many groups will donate half to a local
charity and half to help those in need in
southern Asia.
Learn more at www.souperbowl.org or
call (800) 358-7687(SOUP).

* Road parking lot closures
City Parking Lot A, north of Brett's
Waterway Caf6 at the foot of Centre
Street, and.the city lot at the corner of
Ash and South Second streets are closed
until Monday at noon to accommodate
Super Bowl activities.
The Fernandina Super Shellfish Feast
will be held in lot A tonight from 5-9 p.m.
and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Super Bowl Sunday will showcase
Nassau County artists displaying
their art from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the
The public boat ramp at the
Fernandina Harbor Marina will be closed
starting at 5:30 p.m. today and will reopen
Sunday at 6 p.m. Atlantic Seafood will
remain open during normal business
hours and access will be available for cus-
Some streets in the historic district
will be closed temporarily early Saturday
for the Pirates on the Run 10K. The race
starts at 8:30 a.m. in front of City Hall.
Overflow parking will be available in
the parking lot at the ball fields at 11th
and Beech streets.


and Seventh Streets down-
town, will host repotting
and dividing orchids
demonstrations Saturday
at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. by
Alan and Ira Roth of "Turn
of Century Pottery and
Garden" in Hawthorne.
The market features
freshly baked goods,
desserts, flowers, herbal
bath products, "Saturday

Specials" for lunch or din-
ner and more.
It is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday. Call 491-
4872 or visit www.fernandinafarmersmarket.com.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
will hold a Shrove Tuesday
Pancake Supper from 47 p.m.
Tuesday in the Parish Hall at A
Ninth and Atlantic streets.
Back this year with some
new twists, the Brotherhood of St. Andrew. with the
able assistance of St. Peter's Youth Group. will pre-
pare and serve their famous gourmet pancakes,
some with special flavor enhancers.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $2.50 for children ages 4-
10 and free to children 3 years and under. Tickets are
available from any Brotherhood member, any EYC
member, in the church office and at the door. The
event is open to the public.

Join The Nassau County Volunteer Center's
Corporate Volunteer Council and ring in the
Chinese New Year at a dinner party and dance for all
Nassau County senior citizens.
The dinner and dance party is free and will be
held on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center in Fernandina Beach.
The event will feature music, door prizes, great
food and entertainment. For information call 261-

For one night only. Theatre Jacksonville presents
"Music, Romance and Possibilities" at the Harold K.

Smith Playhouse, 2032 San
Marco Blvd.
Opening reception is at 7
p.m. Feb. 12 with appetizers.
champagne and chocolates.
Valentine cabaret is at 8 p.m.
starring Sarah Boone with
guest vocalists Michael
Bahar, Lee Hamby and
Shinnerrie Jackson. An "After
Party" immediately following
will feature a taste of
Jacksonville's finer restau-

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advance and may be purchased by calling (904) 396-
4425. Proceeds benefit Theatre Jacksonville.
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original paintings and drawings
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Monday through Saturday and by
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One Broad Stroke, 3 S.
Second St., features oil paintings,
pastels and other works of art.
Open 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday and by appointment.
Lessons offered Mondays,
Tuesday and Wednesday from
9:30 a.m. to noon starting Jan.
31. Call Carol Winner at 491 -

Ribault's Gallery of Fine Art,
319 Centre St., offers "true origi-
nal" lithographs, serigraphs,
monotypes, paintings and portrait
commissions by Gary Arseneau,
artist and owner. Open 10:30
a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 6:30-9:30
p.m. daily. Call 321-0021.

The STUDIO, 205-1/2 Centre
St., features original fine art by
Karen McFadyen, including
watercolors, drawings and oil
paintings. Karen welcomes por-
trait and other commissions,
including murals, and offers
classes in drawing and painting.
Open weekday afternoons and
by appointment. Call Karen at

Susan's Slightly Off-Centre
Gallery & Gifts, 218 Ash St., fea-
tures art with functional and non-
functional designs of contempo-
rary ceramics, glass and wood.
Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily or by
appointment. Call 277-1147.

SSwamp Art Too, comer of
Date and Ninth streets,'features
nautical antiques and personal-
ized hand carvings of people and
pets to order by Christine Dube
Dillon, as well as "swamp art" -
mermaids, fish, and more from
bones and shells from the beach.
Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday
through Saturday, closed 1-3
p.m. for siesta. Call 491-9847.

The Weaving Studio, 205 1/2


Volunteers for the Amelia
Island Chamber Music Festival
are invited to a reunion on
Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Palace Saloon.
Christopher Rex, AICMF
artistic director and principal cel-
list at the Atlanta Symphony
Orchestra, invites volunteers for
a musical thank you and a per-
sonal invitation to help with the
upcoming festival. Come for fun,
fellowship, refreshments, and a
recommitment. Hear some of
the details of the fast-approach-
ing 2005 festival.
For more information, call the
Amelia Island Chamber Music
Festival office at 261-1779.
On Feb. 21, the Amelia
Island Chamber Music Festival

residents of Laramie.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 10-12 at Femandina Little
Theatre, 1014 Beech St. Tickets
are $12.50 and can be pur-
chased at the UPS Store in the
Publix Shopping Center or at the
theater. To purchase tickets by
mail in advance,,call 277-2202.

The Alhambra Dinner
Theatre season lineup includes
"Cabaret" Feb. 9-March 27;
"Sweet Charity" March 30-May.
15; 'The Sunshine Boys" May 18-
June 19; "Cinderella" June 22-
Aug. 7; "One Mo' Time" Aug. 10-
Sept. 4; "Do Black Patent Leather
Shoes Really Reflect Up?" Sept.
7-Oct. 9; and "Gypsy" Oct. 12-
Nov. 27.
Call the theater, 12000 Beach
Blvd. in Jacksonville, at 1-800-
688-7469 or e-mail info@

FCCJ Broadway in
Jacksonville's 2004-5 season
at the Times-Union Center for the
Performing Arts, 300 W. Water
St. in Jacksonville, features: 'The
King and I," Feb. 15-20:
"Chicago," March 15-20; and
"The Producers," April 12-17.
Season tickets range from
$89 to $256.30. Prices vary. Call
(904) 632-3373.

Centre St., features handwoven Theatre Jacksonville, 2032
wearable art by Lynette Holmes. San Marco Blvd. in Jacksonville,
Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday presents "Over The River and
through Saturday. Call 557-1187. Through the Woods" March 4-6,
11-13 and 17-19. "The Boys Next
FILM & THEATER Door" runs April 22-24, 28-30,
and May 1, 5-7. The season's
Tickets are on sale for the final show is "The Pajama Game"
comedy/mystery "Out of Sight.. June 10-12, 16-19 and 23-25.
.tOut of Murder" at Amelia ,; ... For showtimes andprices.,--, -
C"qmunpiy ,Tihetrg,,209 edar, visit www theatrejax corn or call
St. Performances are at 8 p.m. he box office at' (904) 396-4425.
on Feb. 10-12, 17-19, 25-26 and
at 2 p.m. on Feb. 27. SPECIAL EVENTS
Adult tickets are $12; student
tickets are $7. The box office is Participate in ongoing art-
open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on making activities at the Jackson-
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and ville Museum of Modern Art's
Saturday, and two hours before Education Center between 11
curtain on show dates. Call 261- a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday for $3
6749 for reservations and infor- per person in addition to museum
nation. admission. Purchase a "Stop-In
Pass" for $30 and attend all activ-
Join the Jacksonville cities. Projects are designed to last
Museum of Modem Art for a 30-45 minutes. All ages welcome.
bold look at '70s "Blaxs-ploita- JMOMA also announces the
tion" films during February.- retum of Sunday ArtFusion for
At 7 p.m. Feb. 8, watch a Families. Enjoy "Moving Pictures:
screening of "Sweet Sweetback's Alternative Family Cinema," per-
Baadasssss Song," followed by formances, demonstrations, and
"Baadasssssl A Love Story" at 7 art-making projects. All activities
p.m. on Feb. 15 and "Foxy are free.
Brown" at 7 p.m. on Feb. 22. Call Allison at 366-6911, ext.
Regular admission is $5 mem- 204. for more details about the
bers, $7 non-members. Seating programs.
is limited. Purchase tickets early. *
For information call (904) 366- The Woman's Club
6911, ext. 208. Valentine Bridge Party will be

In 1998, Matthew Shepard
was beaten savagely, tied to a
fence on the outskirts of Laramie
Wyoming, and left to die, an inci-
dent that shocked the nation and
generated world-wide headlines.
Fernandina Little Theatre
presents the Tectonic Theatre
Group's dramatic collage relating
the impact of Shepard's death or
his family and friends, and the

held at 1 p.m. Feb. 9 at the club-
house, 201 Jean LaFitte Blvd.
(behind Atlantic Avenue
, Recreation Center). Dessert will
. be served. Bring cards,
I scorepads and tallies. Ticket are
$5,at.the door. For advance
reservations, call 261-6088 and
leave a message.
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The Amelia Arts Academy is
holding its 11th Annual

will host an
evening of
S favorites
Lisitsa, piano;
Rex Laura Ardan,
principal clar-
inetist of the
Atlanta Symphony; and Rex will
perform. The event will be held
at the Prince of Peace Lutheran
Church on Atlantic Avenue at
7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40.
Call the festival office for
information and reservations.
Visit the festival website at

Progressive Dinner on Feb. 11
beginning with cocktails and hor
d'oeuvres at 5:45 p.m. at the Golf
Club of Amelia.
This is a major fund-raiser for
the academy, a nonprofit organi-
zation which offers music and
fine arts education for students
and adults in Nassau County.
Following cocktails, guests will
be transported at 6:45 p.m. to
homes in the Summer Beach
community to enjoy dinner and
dessert. For information contact
Janet Hartig at 491-6538 or
Sallyann Morris. at 261-7935.

The Amelia Arts Centre
(First Baptist Church) 2005 pro-
gram series includes:
Feb. 16, "Nassau to
Nashville" at 8 p.m.


1878 Tavern & Grille, 12 N.
Second St. Live entertainment.
Call 261-8103.
Beech Street Grill, 801
Beech St. John Springer on
piano Fridays and Saturdays
starting at 7 p.m. Call 277-3662.
Beef 'O' Brady's, 1916
South 14th St. Sports on 19
TVs, cable and satellite; video
games for kids. Call 261-0555.
Caf6 Karibo, 27 N. Third St
Live entertainment. Call'277-
The Crab Trap, 31 N.
Second St. Live entertainment.
Call 261-4749.
Florida House Inn, 20 S.
- R-litd StiLive ettertaeinhfer -
Call 261 3300..
The Green Turtle Tavern,
South Third Street. Live enter-
tainment. Call 321-2324.
Gourmet Gourmet, 1408
Lewis St. and A1 A. Solo gui-
tarist John Kaminski 6:30-9:30
p.m. Thursday; Dos Guitar Trio
6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday. Call
Hammerheads, Sadler
Road and Fletcher Avenue.
Open mike Monday nights.
Horizons Continental
Cuisine, 802 Ash St. Live enter-
tainment Fridays and
Saturday. Call 321-2430.
Midtown, 1930 Woodrow
Drive. Dillinger with Ricky Mac
tonight and Saturday. Call 261-
O'Kane's Irish Pub and
Eatery, 318 Centre St. Live
entertainment. Call 261-1000.
The Palace Saloon, 117
Centre St. Live entertainment.
Call 491-3332.
PLAE (People Laughing And

Feb. 16-17, in-school clinics
introducing children to bluegrass
and country music.
March 5, a "Broadway
Evening" at 8 p.m. featuring John
Margolis from "Bagdad Cafe,"
appearing on Broadway in 2006.
March 22, Millennium Brass
Quintet at 8 p.m.
April 4, Loston Harris Jazz
Trio at 8 p.m.
Tickets are available at the
Amelia Arts Centre (First Baptist
Church), Marche Burette, Golf
Club of Amelia and First Coast
Community Bank (14th Street
and Yulee branches).
Ticket are $35 reserved area,
$20 general seating, $10 back
section (first floor and balcony)
and $120 for a Passport Series
(choice of 4 concerts, seating in
reserved area).
For ticket reservations call
The ninth annual Rotary
Scholarship Ball will be held
Feb. 18 at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island. There will be an
open bar from 6-7 p.m.; silent
auction from 6-9 p.m.; dinner at
7:30 p.m. and dancing from 8:30
p.m. until midnight. Black tie
optional. Tickets are $125 per
The Femandina Beach Rotary
Club awards about a dozen col-
lege scholarships annually to
Nassau County high school sen-
Since 1992, more than 90 stu-
dents have received college
scholarships totaling over
The Rotary Ball raises funds
for the scholarship program, as
well as Take Stock In Children
and the Boy Scouts.


Eating) Restaurant and Lounge,
Amelia Island Plantation Spa &
Shops, 80 Amelia Village Circle.
Live entertainment. Call 277-
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island, 4750 Amelia Island
Pkwy. Live entertainment in The
Lobby Lounge 8 p.m.-midnight
Sunday-Thursday and 9 p.m.-1
a.m. Friday and Saturdays.
Call 277-1100.
Rivers Edge Dell & Sports
Bar, 915 S. 14th St., Jasmine
Plaza. Live entertainment. Call
Rudolpho's Restaurant at
Christmas House, 604 Ash St.
Live entertainment Wednesday.
thfrWgh Sunday. Call 321-2121. -
Sandy Bottoms Beach Bar
& Grill, 2910 Atlantic Ave. D.J.
tonight and Saturday; D.J.
Heavyhess 10 p.m. to close on
Thursday. Call 277-0814 for
Seabreeze Sports Bar,
2707 Sadler Road. Live enter-
tainment. Call 277-2300.
Spanky's Seafood Grill and
Bar, 960062 Gateway Blvd.
Live entertainment. Call 261-
Sparetime Lounge, Nassau
Bowling Center, 50 US 17,
Yulee. Live entertainment. Call
The Surf, 3199 S. Fletcher
Ave. Alphonzo and Jr. tonight;
Hipp Street 1-5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
to late Saturday; D.J. Dave 1-5
p.m. Sunday; Scott Thlbodeau
1-5 p.m. and Dan Vonk 6-10
p.m. Monday; D.J. Dave
Wednesday; Cary Austin
Thursday. Call 261-5711.
Uncle Charlie's Room, 117
Centre St. Live entertainment.
Call 491-3332.

For reservations or more infor-
mation, call Furman Clark at 321-
1524 or Larry Myers at 277-8985
or any Fernandina Beach Rotary
Club member.

Desserts of Amelia, an annu-
al fund-raiser for Fernandina
Beach Middle School, will be held
Feb. 18 from 7-9 p.m. in the cafe-
teria. Tickets are $5 and are
available at the door or from the
school. Enjoy coffee, punch and
all the desserts you can eat.
There will be a gift basket auc-
tion, door prizes and drawings.
Faith Christian Academy
presents the Fifth Annual Father-
Daughter Ball from 6:30-9:30
p.m. Feb. 26 at the Amelia Island
Plantation Pavilion. Live enter-
tainment by Les DeMerle, danc-
ing, raffles, hors d'oeuvres and
professional photography. Attire
is semi-formal. For fathers and
daughters of all ages. Tickets are
$60 for father and daughter and
$15 for each additional daughter,

memory book included. Tickets
may be purchased Monday
through Friday at Faith Christian
Academy. 321-2137.


The University of North
Florida's Music Department
presents soothing chamber
music, performed by the Synergy
Chamber Ensemble, at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 7 in Recital Hall of the Fine
Arts Center. Admission is free.
Featured artists are Rhonda
Cassano, flute, Philip Pan, violin,
and Scott Watkins, piano.
Cassano and Pan are both mem-
bers of the Jacksonville
Symphony, with Pan serving in
his 20th season as concertmas-
ter. Watkins has appeared as
recitalist and soloist with orches-
tras for nearly 20 years. The trio
will play selections by Caesar
Cui, Jean-Michel Damase, Mark
O'Connor and Nino Rota.
For a campus map, visit

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Colleran, Pastor, St. Mary.of the Lake, Chicago
A ,Thank you for your eloquent letter. I wrote a
_A-. little more specifically: "A movie is not good or
bad because of its content, but because of how it
handles its content" There is a difference. The
movies do teach us, as you observe, but in this case
do they teach us to agree with what Frankie does, or
to question it? I thought it was a great movie about a
man who, given who and what he is, does what he
thinks is the right thing, but what I think is the
wrong thing. I was struck by the positive portrait of
the priest in the movie. I believe he is correct when
he.warns Frankie that his decision will haunt him
for the rest of his days. It's interesting that a point of
view opposed to Frankie's is given an eloquent voice
in the film.
In all the mail I've received regarding this movie,
the, most moving message came from someone I
have quoted before, the film critic Jeff Shannon of
Seattle, a quadriplegic. He writes:
"Would a viewing of 'Million Dollar Baby' neces-
sarily be harmful if the viewers truly value life? My
personal feeling about the first year (or years) of
paralysis is that you are, essentially, held in a kind of
limbo. You don't want to live, but you don't want to
die (at least, I didn't), and so you are stuck in a state
of spiritual and philosophical stasis, and it is during
this crucial time that options begin to come into
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(WARNING: The following letters discuss plot
details of "Million Dollar Baby.")

Q.You think that guarding the secrets of "Million
.Dollar Baby" to preserve a "key plot point" (as
you put it) is of the highest importance. In my opin-
ion, it is the teaching of "Million Dollar Baby" that
should have been the focus of your review. Why?
Eastwood and all motion picture directors and writ-
ers are teachers. They teach us how to dress, how
to, express ourselves, whether to smoke or not.
Movies teach the public about acceptable and not
acceptable behavior. Movies are usually not propa-
ganda. They do, however, express a moral point of
view, a teaching. There is no such thing as a morally
neutral movie.
"Million Dollar Baby" forces us to think, as you
wrote. But it does far more. In "Baby," Eastwood
teaches us in a powerful and highly emotional way
that sometimes it is morally good to kill a paralyzed
person. This teaching is false and the reasons it is
false should be published. You write: "A movie is not
good or bad because of its content." I write: A movie
is good or bad because of many elements. One of
these elements is its content It's not the ending, nor
any "key plot point." It's the. teaching. James A.


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MOVIE Continued from 5Bguys disrespect the audience, they profoundly mis-
I Continedfrom 5B understand the movie. There is nothing "pro-
years, I have had solid, justifiable reasons for hat- euthanasia" about it. As a man who goes to mass
ing my life and wanting to die, but by the same every day and kneels down to say his prayers every
token, I got through that 'stasis' period, as the vast night, Frankie would believe the priest's admoni-
majority of paralyzed people do, and despite all the tion that he will be "lost forever" if he helps Maggie
daily pain and hassles of being quadriplegic. die.
I do not hate my life and I do not wish to die. I saw his action as a stunning self-sacrifice. He
I have found, as many people do, a certain literally gave up his soul because he loved her, and
grace and benefit from living with the cards I've could not refuse her. It seemed to me that he never
been dealt. talked himself out of his moral repugnance; he just
"I do not say this out of any kind of personal took the consequences.
nobility, because I didn't choose this life and, con- It reminded me of the sacrifice that Karl makes
trary to many disabled folks, I would prefer to be in "Sling Blade," deliberately sending himself back
able-bodied because I am painfully aware, on a to psychiatric prison to save a little boy. -
daily basis, of all the things that I have lost to paral- Margaret A. McGurk, film critic, Cincinnati
ysis. But as I know, there are options besides death Enquirer
and self-pity, and we forge ahead, leading lives that A .You help to explain his action in spite of the
will, in the long run, reveal the benefits of choosing :. remarkable power of the priest's warning.
to stay alive. Tracy Brown of Marina Del Rey, Calif., also writes
"Maggie Fitzgerald, in 'Million Dollar Baby,' about Frankie's motivation:
doesn't feel that way, and for all the reasons you "You omitted two important elements in his
state in your think-piece about the movie, she is decision-making process: 1) The trainer resists
entitled to her decision." Jeff Shannon, Seattle Maggie's entreaties until after her leg is amputated.
For this athlete, her entire identity is tied into her
Q Re your column about the effort to sabotage body. 2) After the amputation, Maggie tries to kill
S"Million Dollar Baby." Not only do the spoiler herself by biting her tongue to drown in her own


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blood. She is determined. In the end, Frankie's
assistance comes across as an act of mercy, love,
and the weakness of a man who can't bear to watch
her struggle so hard to die. It is sad and disappoint-
ing that people with an agenda are insisting the
movie is taking a stand on an issue, when you are
entirely correct that it's a story about these charac-
ters, their choices, and pain that doesn't discrimi-
nate between action and no action in the face of

Q How important is it when an actor or actress
. gets an Academy Award nomination? We are
longtime admirers of the actress Virginia Madsen;
will being nominated as best supporting actress
have an effect on her career? Susan Lake,
Urbana, Ill.
A Elaine Madsen, the mother of Virginia, and
-. her brother, Michael (who played Bill's broth-
er Budd in "Kill Bill: Volume 2), is a Chicago writer
and movie critic. She tells me:
'We got the happy news a few days ago. And
although you have said so kindly 'if there's any jus-.
tice' Virginia will win, as far as we're concerned,
justice happened with that nomination. This puts
Virginia on the A list. She starts a movie with
Harrison Ford on Feb. 9 in Vancouver and another

movie really dear to her heart is telling.her they'll
wait for her to finish the Harrison one so she can
do theirs. Only time will tell where all this will take
her but if there is something beyond the nomi-
nation, we will name that Grace."

Q.Why is it that only very recent movies (i.e.,
S less than four months old) usually get nomi-
nated for Academy Awards, especially for best pic-
ture? The oldest movie this year is "Ray," released
in October. In 2001, all five best picture nominees
were released in December. Do the members of
the Academy really have short memories? -
Robert Karwacki, Coral Springs, Fla.
A It's an intersection of two things. (1)
Hollywood actually has an "Oscar season,"
which opens the weekend after Labor Day at the
Toronto Film Festival, where this year such nomi-
nees as "Ray," "Hotel Rwanda," "Finding
Neverland," "Being Julia," "Sideways," "Yesterday"
and 'The Sea Inside" all had their premieres. (2)
The Oscars are regarded by the studios at least
partly as a marketing tool.
They naturally prefer to promote films that are
still in theaters, or about to be released on DVD,
rather than films that have already played out in the


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financing of housing, call mthe United
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Uroan Development HUD
1(800)669-9777, c.r for tne hearing
impaired 1(800)927-9275

Part-Time Reservationist/Secretary -
Please fill out application at Amelia
Rentals, 1601 Gerbing Road, Suite 250.
Highly motivated Individual for rewarding
career in financial services. Call Bo or
Karen at (8661230-9152
JOB OPENINGS Full time. Will train.
Apply In person, The UPS Store, 1417
Sadler Rd. Independently owned. -. -
professionally experienced persons. Must
De proficient in computer technologies and
hospitality experience is mandatory
Resume, references and drug te-t
required (904)261-9444 to schedule
Lifetoucn is accepting applications for
photographers to take student pictures In.
local schools Must be motivated self-
starter No experience necessary will pay
you to tran for spring season. ,Call
(800)279-4483 ask for Steve.
Is currently accepting applications for the
golf maintenance operation. Individuals
should be at least .18 yrs. of age, have
good transportation & have a desire to
work outside In a team atmosphere.
Accepting applications for experienced
waltperson for ruil time and part-time
positions. We offer competitive benefits &
wages. To pick up an application go by the
Golf Clubhouse.
family with new twins & a very good 3-yr.
old to nelp mom oerween 4 & 8pm, 3 to 4
days a. week. Must be mature woman that
Is gentle, flexible & enjoys reading to
children, & able to assist when mom
needs to grocery shop or just take a walk.
Send your letter with background Info & 3
.Iocal references to: PO Box 766-1,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 along with
your email address & phone number.
Enthusiastic, organized individual for FT
front office position in D/T Fernandina
Beach real estate off. Position req. great
communication' skills & computer
knowledge. Must. be professional, flexible
&.a multi-tasker. Opp. for advancement.
Fax resume to (904)491-9984.


Come Join

Our Team
Positions Available in:
Food & Beverage
Valet Parking

Tues. 2-7pm
Wed. & Fri. 9-11am, 2-4pm
Please call to schedule appts.
outside of application hours.
Direct Line

Call (904)491-1660.
RICK KEFFER DODGE looking for full
time position in business office. Answering
phone, cashier, accounts receivable &
payable, basic computer skills. 401K &
health insurance. Hours are 9am-6pm, M-
F. Ask for Lori Brown.
Full time or part-time. Experience
necessary. Reliable transportation. Call
BORED? Like to fix & maintain
appliances & machinery? Maybe some
painting & light carpentry? 10-15 hrs/wk.
Call Mr. Alan at (904)277-2311. 24-Hour
Laundry Zone, 14th St., Fernandina
ASH STREET INN seeks Asst.
Innkeeper & housekeeping help. P/T
positions. Asst. Innkeeper must be
available at least 20 hrs/wk. Housekeeper
requires weekends. Apply in person after
S11am, 102 S. 7th St.
Painters. 5 yrs. exp. Lift exp. Drug free
workplace. Ocean Place Condos. Call
Mark, (904)874-6410.
Concrete Finishers Needed Up to'
$15/hr. Must have transportation.
Concrete Laborers Needed Please call
ARC/NASSAU Is looking for a full, time
Supported Living Coach. Experience
preferred but will train. Must be flexible.
Day and hours vary dependent, on
consumer's needs. Salary will be
determined on date of hiring. Please .fax
resume to ARC/Nassau. Fax Number
POSITION available at First Coast
Community Bank. 1 year exp. In bank
lending environment required. Fax
resume to (904)277-8025, ]ob Code 163.
SPANKY'S now hiring experienced
servers & bartenders. Please apply after
4:30. Call (904) 261-7100.
for Amelia Island Dialysis. Exp. preferred.
Fax resume to (904)491-0006 or call
(904) 491-1998.
SEARS located in the Sadler, Square
Plaza is looking to fill the following
positions: Part-Time Salesperson &
Weekend Warehouse Person. Will train. All
positions must be able to work weekends.
Please apply In person.
Experienced Front Desk Clerk, Front
Desk Manager, & Head Housekeeper -
Apply at Comfort Inn, Yulee. (904)225-
hiring framers,, $9 to $23 per hour.
Bener.rf 8 psra ,scar,.:,n after one year
Call Snawn (904)237-5098.
P/T Dental Asst. Needed Send or fax
resume to (904)261-8181. Office #(904)
261-6826. Hours 9am-5pm. Dr. Robert
Friedman, 2896 S. 8th St., FB, FL 32034

church. 1 service & 1 rehearsal per week.
Need quality, experience & education.
AGO member preferred. (904)277-4414
Local Tractor-Trailer Drivers
Needed Immediately
Class A-CDL
2 years verifiable experience
Clean MVR
Call 1-800-392-4957, Sue Robbins.
Looking For A Culinary Trained Line
Cook, Fry Cook, & Dishwasher Call
(904)261-0508 after 2:30.


4:00 7:00 P.M.
February 10th
24 South 5th St.
Fernandina Beach


following positions: F/T or P/T front desk,
F/T or P/T housekeeper, P/T evening
kitchen, F/T room Inspector. Please apply
In person, 98 S. Fletcher Ave.
private company. Excellent pay. Call
Earn $$$ Helping MDsI Process medical
claims from home. Call the Federal Trade
Commission to find out how to spot
medical billing scams.. 1l(877)FTC-HELP.
A message from the News-Leader and the
35 hrs/wk. Busy chiropractic clinic in
.Klngsland, GA. Previous exp. or formal
training helpful. Call (912)882-8888.
quadriplegic, 9:30am-3:30pm. No license
required. Reliable transportation a must.
Call (904)491-3164.
Apply at Container Mutual Credit Union or
call (904)277-5713. Work 2 days a week
plus fill in for vacation & sick leave.
Now hiring Chief Engineer
Applicant must have 3 to 5 years previous
experience. Be a part of an award winning
community and management team.
Excellent salary and benefits. Please bring
your resume and apply In person, 19
South 2nd Street downtown Fernandina
Beach between the hours of 7:00 am and
5:00 pm.
OFFICE ASSISTANT needed for busy
MRI facility. Hours will include Saturday &
evenings. Must have ?great customer
service skills. Apply: Nassau Open MRI,
1699 S. 14th St., #16 or fax (904)491-
7701. DFWP, EOE
LPN full time for ENT local practice.
Medical office experience including
scheduling, insurance precertlfications,
prescriptions and back-office procedures.
High level of computer skill required. Fax
resume to 321-1418.
The Golf Club of Amelia Island at
Summer Beach is looking for weekend
Receptionist/Secretary, 8am-4pm.
Computer skills necessary. Word
experience preferred. Good people skills.
Call 277-8015.
availabi~ at First Coast Community Bank.
Banking experience required. Fax resume
to (904)277-8025. DFWP/EOE
accepting applications for wait staff &
cooks at the Callahan location. Call
Include Secretary to the Board of
Directors, preparing meeting minutes and
Board packages. Banking and Human
Resource experience strongly preferred.
Strong organizational skills, excellent
verbal and written communication skills
are required. Proficient In Microsoft-Word
and Excel. 20-25 hours per week.
Resume may be mailed to First National
Bank of Nassau County, 1891 South 14th
Street, Fernandina Bch, FL 32034, Attn:
Marie Putnam or e-malled to
mputnamOfnb-palm.cqm. EOE, Drug
Free Workplace.

Join Bealls, one of Florida's fastest,
growing retail department store
chains. Bealls is seeking an
experienced individual to execute the
visual merchandise .presentations
Within the store. Bealls offers
competitive wages, excellent
company benefits, employee
discount, and advancement
opportunities. ,
To qualify, you must have retail
visual merchandising experience.
College degree preferred,-
but not required.
Qualified candidates
should apply in person,
Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm at:

Bealls Department Store
1439 Sadler Rd.
Fernandlna Beach, FL
Bealls Is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Weekend receptionist, for downtown
Fernandina Beach real estate off. Good
communication skills, pleasant, phone
voice & ability to work well with public
required. Computer skills, neatness &
friendly attitude a must. Fax resume to
High energy, self motivated, responsible
Individuals to .conduct In-store promo
events and consumer mktg. programs In
Fern. Bch., Yulee, St.-Marys, N'side surr
Publix & Walmart stores. Wkdays &/or
Wkds (4-7 hour days) as needed. Av. Pay
$8.00.+ Must have card table, white table
cloth, proper attire and reasonable trans.
Contact Janie Branch/Acct. Mgr.
fScc.rr Marketn.n & Cc.mp.,0.,
Toll iree L-800-597-2688 exi. 207
Website: scottnmarketlng.net
Experienced Framing & Concrete
Crews neeqdd tO vrfk rkit'r, -ea'blihred
developer averaging over 100 houses a
year Inr Camden" Count, Georgia.
Interested applicants mu.[i ra e workers
compensation and general liability
insurance. Send resume or letter of
interest to 650 Scranton Road, Ste. M,
Brunswick, GA 31520.
CONDO CLEANERS -' A national
housekeeping company Is now accepting
applications for P/T weekend condo
cleaners in the Amelia Island area. Also
hiring supervisors, housemen, & office
clerk. Benefits available. Please call

Bealls Department Stores, Inc. is
seeking full- and part-time
Loss Prevention Agents
in the following areas:
1439 Sadler Rd.
Fernandina Beach, FL
Responsibilities include reduction
of financial loss to the stores
through training, audits and
shoplifter apprehension.
Applicants must have a valid FL
driver's license. Prior experience
in Loss Prevention is a plus.
Interested candidates
please send resumes to:

Bealls Department Store
1439 Sadler Rd.
Fernandina Beach,l".
Bealls is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Now Offering.a
Signing Bonus
For the Following Positions!

Culinary $ Varies
Housekeeper $9.42
Utility Steward --$8.45
New Employees will receive:
$250.00 after Ninety Days
an additional
$250.00 after Six Months
Tues. 2-7pm
Wed. & Fri. 9-llam, 2-4pm
Call to schedule appointments
outside of application hours
Direct Line


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Requires good communication and people
skills, some mechanical experience desired.
Will train. Great benefits & income potential

With interest and willingness to Work in
diesels. Mechanical experience desired.
Great benefits and income potential.

Apply in Person at Paul Clark Ford Mercury
to Dieder Scheffer

464054 State Road 200
Yulee, Florida 32097

The Service Department in currently looking
for 2 Service Technicians for immediate
employment. General Motors experience
helpful but not necessary. We offer an excep-
tional work environment. Benefits include:
Medical, Dental, Vacation, Holiday and 401K.
We are a DRUG FREE company.

Apply in person or call

(904) 261-6821
S Please contact

Now Hiring Maiiagers

& Assistant Managers

At Taco Bell we're growing every day, and we need
great people like you to keep us moving ahead. You will
enjoy great benefits, competitive salary, and a career
with a future. You make the call!
401 (K) Retirement Plan Medical and Dental Plan

Great Things Start Here!
Email resume to cgregory@theborder.com
Fax resume to (912) 729-1192
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Mall/fax resume and cover letter to: 804
Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, FL
32034 or fax (904)277-9626.
Companies desperately need employees to
assemble products at home. No selling,
any hours. $500 weekly potential. Info
1-985-646-1700 DEPT. FL-1380.
Exp'd Hands-On Maint./Housekeeping
Supervisor for private gated
community. Great working environment.
Great benefits. Call 277-8222 to schedule
for fastest growing salon chain in FLI New
locations at Beach Blvd., Yulee, &
Mandarin. Great salary & benefits. Call
Theresa at (904)270-8558.
Amelia Island Financial Services Firm
- seeks professional qualified Admini.
Asst. for P/T position that leads to F/T.
Please fax resume to (904)261-7256.
NANNY NEEDED 2 Positions: *8am-
5pm, M-F, $400/wk., Fernandina Beach.
*7:30am-4:30pm, Mon., Wed. or Fri.,
$10/hr., Heckscher Dr. (904)858-3799
FORT CLINCH OPS Park Attendant,
$6.50/hr., 40 hrs/wk. incl. weekends.
Responsibilities Incl facilities cleaning, light
maint, lawn care & other duties as
directed. No exp needed. Submit Sate of
Florida App. to Fort Clinch State Park,
2601 Atlantic Ave., Fern. Bch., FL 32034.
WANTED Dependable people to clean
new home construction. No experience
necessary. Serious applicants only call
Tonya at (904)759-4729.

MTS is hiring for: Mechanic for Heavy
Equipment and Heavy Trucks. Needs 2
years of verifiable experience and valid
driver's license. Loader Operator with
clearing experience. Drug free workplace
and benefits medical, dental, paid
vacation. Contact us at 261-3902 or 2424
Russell Road, FB, FL.
SALON ZURIEL LLC now accepting
applications for hair stylists, booth rental.
Call Linda (904)261-7677.
Contact Jack Coker at Chelsea Marine
Drivers/Short Haul
Home Every Night &
Weekend Guaranteed
3 Immediate Openings!
Avg. $700-$1,000 Wk!
CDL-A required.
Jacksonville, FL Terminal
www.ctdrivers corn
experience a must. Fun environment in
upscale retail shop. Send resume to. PO
Box 766-F, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.
Transportation from day care to home
for toddler a few evenings a week &
occasional weekends. Call (904)491-
has these positions available. Full or part-
time. Top salary for good, experienced
cooks. No experience required for
dishwashers will train energetic fast
learner. Must be 18 yrs. old. 1625 Lime
St. (904)261-0771. EOE/DFWP

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PHEVIEW -F"ran ,; "[ntinute~1 '

HWY. 1 Hilliard, FL
FURNITURE: Stack Sec. Bookcase, Breakfront Bookcases, Pegged Pine Table,
Oak Ice Box, China Cabinet, MT Dresser,Wash Stand, Col.Winthrop Sec.,
Dining Suite, Sheraton Table. ROSEVILLE POTTERY, Over 50 Pcs.,Weller,Van
Briggle, Red Wing, Maccomb 10 Ga. Crock, Depression Glass, Flo Blue, Heisey.
COINS: Gold 1887-$20, 1886-$10, 1910-$ 10 Indian, Silver Dollars, Misc. Coins,
Conf. Currency, 1899-$5 Note, 1917-$2 Bill. Collection of Lionel Elec.Trains and
Accessories, Toys, Jaguar Footballs. Misc.Adv. Clocks, Paintings, Oil Lamps,.
Postcards, Mirrors,Wall Telephone, Buggy Seat, Printer's Type Case,Tramp Art
Box, Prints, Baseball Cards, Cylinder Phonograph, Granite Ware.
Over 400 Lots.
For further information or color brochure call: (904) 845-2870
Auctioneer Frank Speal, Jr. AU #591, AB #366

Branch Manager is responsible for leading a team of sales and service profes-
sionals in a Banking Center and selling financial products and services to cus-
tomers. Manager ensures that the customers' needs are met, while observing
their team in action "through the eyes of the customer". Manager coaches their
team on the proper execution of key banking center "plays" while role modeling the
desired behaviors. The manager sells to individual customers and manages the
day-to-day aspects of running a banking center.
Ideal candidates will have 3-5 years of proven sales & management experience in
a retail or financial environment. Candidates should have strong individual sales
and customer service skills, as well as excellent coaching and communication
skills. Candidates must be enthusiastic about working in the lobby as well as mak-
ing outside business calls. Candidates must be proficient in Windows based PC
applications. Knowledge of financial products desirable but not required.
Salary commensurate with experience including excellent benefit plan. Benefits
include major medical healthcare plan, dental, flexible spending, life insurance,
.401K, ESOP, paid vacation/holiday pay anod mrre Plea-se forward a resume and
cover letter along with salary history to:
Post Office Box 6430,. Jacksonville, Florida 32236-6430. EOE

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Amelia Island Riverview Estate.
4BR/3.5BA ~ -3,700 SF
Lot house Package,
Pre-Construction Price ~ $799,000 ~ Starts 2/1/05.
Other Plans available for this extraordinary lot.

on Little Piney Island.
On nearly an acre. 3,264 SF ~ 4BR/3.5BA
Beginning 2/1/05 Pre-Coistruction Price -~ $729,000
Other plans available for this lot.

Now Available 2 extra ordinary waterfront lots, over an acre each. Gorgeous sunsets, dolphins playing in the bay,
dockable water access. It doesn't get any better don't delay. $399,000 each.


100% Financing and Low Rate Construction Loans available to qualified
Buyers through first Choice financial Corp. Ron Quails 404.641.6296

CALL U"STO We build on your lot or ours.
WAIERFRONT We provide complimentary, lot/house selection services.
PROPEIy// Now featuring many of the area's most exceptional
homes and properties to build them on.

Attention to Detail, Vision, Quality Throughout & Built-In Value
... are a few of our strengths.


SCALL fOR DETAILS 321.1169 860.3150 cell

Sandy Pearman, REALTOR

"Providing Million Dollar Service in Every Price Range"

904-415-1589 Email: wp2spearman@net-magic.net


BOTTOM. Lovely 3 bedroom/ 2 tunityl This package has a small
bath condo in the small, quiet house on one lot and another
Mariners Walk community. Great buildable lot as well, zoned R-
location and just a short walk to the 2. This investment would give
beach on the private walkway. New great flexibility. Located' just
tile, kitchen cabinets, counters, & so across from the Peck Center.
much more. $245,000 #33918 $130,000 #33819

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home with gorgeous trees and'
a superb location! This 3/2
home also features a lovely
screened porch and an
enclosed sunroom. This one
won't last long
$245,000 #33818

Julie McCracken, REACTOR,GRI

"Your Amelia Island Specialist" (12 YEARS EXPERIENCE)

904-261-0347 Email: jules@net-magic.net

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Intracoastal from this 4 br/ 5 bath
Charleston style home. Relax on
the wraparound porch that over-
looks the pool & spa. The oversized
detached garage features a stu-
dio/guest suite with full bath. There
is also a transferrable dock permit.
$1,350,000 #32037

RIVERFRONT: Enjoy one of the
most spectacular views on Amelia.
This 3,300 square foot townhome
has three bedrooms, 4 baths and
elevator. Membership to the Golf
Club of Amelia is included. Quality
construction and a view beyond
compare $989,900 #32544


311 Centre Street
Amelia Island, FL 32034

OCEAN PLACE. Top floor,
two bedroom unit. Beautiful,
breathtaking ocean views. Sold
furnished. What a great spot
for a second home or invest-
ment property. A must see
unit $825,000 #33805



Custom Homes, Inc.

904.321.1169 *904.860.3150 CELL


S201 Help Wanted I
Service. Please call (904)225-0471.
P/T SALES POSITION open in upscale
retail shop. Sales experience necessary.
Fun atmosphere. Send resume to: PO
Box 766-F, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.
hours per week. Computer and phone
skills necessary. Mail/fax resume and
cover letter to: 804 Atlantic Ave.,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 or fax

1 204 Work Wanted
HANDYMAN Tile, doors, windows, sheet
rock, painting. No job too small.
DAN'S TREE WORK Over 25 years
experience. Trimming, topping & take
down. Insured. Free estimates. Call any
time (904)206-4294, (904)583-3583
Additions, Home Repairs,
All Types Carpentry.
For quote, call (904)583-3485.
Is your fireplace and chimney clean and
safe, or is It a fire hazard? Let us decide.
Call Lighthouse Chimney Sweeps,
Island Residential Cleaning Services -
We do deep cleaning. We have great
rates. Also, we have a team to do a job
outstanding. Call us at 491-3511.
Cooking, errands, appointments, hair &
nail service. 9-2 daily minimum.

206 Child Care
Feb. 4, 5, & 6, days & nights. Ages 2-5.
Hot meals & fun activities. (904)277-

207 Business

second income with an Internet business
from home. Our business has helped
many just like you. Risk free with free
training & free computer. 1-888-279-
8322 ext. 92290.

I 503 Pets/Supplies I
$300/OBO. For more Information call
(904)491-5129 after 5pm or leave msg.

601 Garage Sales
8th St. Thurs. 2/3, Fri. 2/4 & Sat. 2/5,
9am-3pm. Collectibles, antiques, picture
frames, toys & furniture.

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I 601 Garage Sales I
3-FAMILY YARD SALE Fri. 2/4 & Sat.
2/5, 8am-lpm. 3779 Big Oak Ave.,
Nassauville. Rain or shine.
GARAGE SALE 10 & 25$ sale. 1532
Avery Rd. Fri. 2/4, Sat. 2/5 & Sun. 2/6,
MOVING SALE Marsh Lakes, 4566
Village Dr. Sat. 2/5, 8am-lpm, General
household, furniture, & refrigerator.
HUGE YARD SALE Tools, furniture,
toys, clothes, antiques, household items,
exercise equipment, 22.5' boat. Fri. &
Sat., 8am-? 504 S, 17th St. (904)261-
Woman's Club. Rain or shine. Sat. 2/12,
8:30-1. 201 Jean Lafltte Blvd. (behind rec
center). Donation of items welcome. Call
for pickup, Jan 321-0506. Don't miss -
lawn, kitchen, home, clothes galore!
YARD SALE Island Treasures, 1104 S.
8th Street. Sat. 2/5, 8am-?
YARD SALE Fri. & Sat., 9am-4pm. 536
Pine Road (off Bailey Road). Have all new
things in something for everyone. Priced
to go.
CATS ANGELS New thrift shop
overstocked. Huge yard sale, Sat. 2/15,
8am-4pm at Best Friends Cards (1853 S.
8th St.) across from Taco Bell. Many
items including store fixtures. Great
chest, dishes, tools, books, fishing. Also,
Ford Bronco 4WD, Suburban 4WD, Chevy
Blazer. Fri. & Sat., 9am-5pm. AlA to
Blackrock Rd., 2.4 miles down on left.
Look for signs.
Sat., 8am. Two rifles, rifle cases, gun
holsters, ammunition, play pens, movies,
toys, clothing, parrot cage, bird cage,
much, much more. 2106 Jekyll Ct.
(across from YMCA). Rain cancels.
1602 Articles for Sale 1
Large refrigerator/freezer, small box
freezer, large armoire (white), 30 gallon
propane hot water heater. Call (904)491-
FUR JACKET $550 firm. Designer red
sheared beaver, reversible to red leather.
Size 6-8. Call (904)261-2701. *
2 refrigerator/ice makers, $150/ea. GE
washer, $55. GE dryer, $60. Leather sofa,
$150. 2 king mattresses & boxsprings,
$85. .1 full mattress & boxspring, $40.
Cherry coffee table & 2 end tables, $200.
Punching bag & stand, $65. 4 white
chairs, $75. Patio table, $20. 4 patio
chairs $50. 2' patio recliners, $30.

602 Articles for Sale |
Enter Valentine Gift Basket Drawing -
$100 value at Girly-Girly's. Vintage clothes
50% sale. Drawing 2/11/05. Amelia'Island
Antique Mart, 1105 S. 8th St. 277-3815
DINING ROOM TABLE & 8 chairs, 2
leafs. Penn. House wing chairs. 3319
Dwight Dr. (904)261-9996 "
One Full Length Ladies Billabpng Wet
Suit Size Large. Never been used.
Asking $110/OBO. Call (904)261-7768.
Only 6 mos. old from N. Hampton home,
Lane din table w/6 chairs (Expresso finish)
cost $2000 for $1200. Thomasville mahog
4-poster double bed, can be canopy,
$500. 261-3854
1 609 Appliances I
REMODEL SALE, GE double oven, cook
top, microwave; stainless sink, faucet,
disposal, dishwasher, & beige pedestal
sink. White cabinets. (904)277-2280

610 Air Conditioners I
/Heating I
HEAT/COOL WINDOW Units. Used all
sizes w/warranty. Repairs to central &
window AC's. Refrigerators & freezers.
Kish's (904) 225-9717. We buy window

1611 Home Furnishings]
condition. 6 mos. old. Solid cream love
seat, $400. Dining or kitchen table
w/matching chairs, beautiful dark wood,
$400. Call (904)277-1979 to see.
Natuzzi (dark green) all leather contour
sofa (3 sections that fit together).
Excellent condition. Ocean View Estates
(off S. Fletcher), 871 Laguna Dr. 261-
Din rm set, glass top w/pedestal, 6 chrs,
tall back, white, $600. Media/TV cab., oak,
$50, exc. cond. Broyhill QS BR w/armoire
& nt stand, $400. HP desk Jet-940C
printer $50. Appollo Horizon overhd proj
w/new bulbs $50. Panasonic pl ppr fax,
great for hm/ofc $50. Call Sharon 321-
Sofa, canopy bed, 2 tables, 12 chairs,
shelves, & glassware. (904)277-4699
FOR SALE Table & 4 chairs, honey pine
finish with white tile table top. $250. Call

1612 Musical Instrumentsi
Guitar Model EF-385, with pickup &
hard case. $350. Call Mac (904)261-




Ruth Darlington

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1612 Musical InstrumentsI
One Electric Casio Piano with stand &
bench seat. Asking $100/OBO. One
Electric Drum Set asking $100/OBO.
Call (904)261-7768.

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BEAUTIFUL CORNER LOT I.:. d :.jT D u. : Lie D. Hu.ll P.:.,ir,(i Ci.:... putih,: d :l ...t"..ai rjnmp p",:r,.: i S- 535.200 1 nI, ? i.it
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PIRATES WOOD LOT Your home could be built in this growing community, which offers a pool, boat ramp, dock & community center clubhouse.
$54,800 REDUCED! MLS# 32883
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802 Mobile Homes
4BR/2BA LARGE 1997 Mobile home on
an acre lot. Close to Georgia or
Jacksonville. $89,900.. Call (904)583-

PERFECT OPPORTUNITY for developing a
subdivision with many waterfront lots..: A
developers dream or maybe you prefer to
build a dream home/estate. 17.95 acre
tract. $675,000 #30818

PRIME LOCATION on corner lot. 7+ acres,
with over 500' road frontage on A1A and US
Highway-17 North. 2 buildings convey, one
with 3,608 sq.ft., the other with 1,912 sqft.
$2,700,000 #30815

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804 Amelia Island Homesl 804 Amelia Island Homes

location on an 86x100 lot,. single family
home easily converted to and zoned for a
duplex. $225,000. Owner is Licensed Real
Estate Agent. Call (904)491-8958.
GOLF COURSE HOME 2412 Los Robles.
3BR/2.5BA, 2300 sq. ft., new roof, new
pain In/out. $469,000. Call (904)261-
1072 or 206-3380.

Prices from $125.000 and Up
V Choose from over 50 floor plans.
V We build in Duval, Clay, St. Johns
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I Fungus Resistant Roof Shingles Built-in Over-the-Range
I* Upgraded Carpet Microwave
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* (VfrwOtWiL S.O. Expiesl. 211.05.) ,CUWI MUiS BE u PREUfW.10 SALES AUNT HI F-REE E-S.

"Anne Loves Amelia Island"
No obligation call
583-0734 or visit
C-21, John T. Ferrelia & Son.
Anne Barbanel, Realtor
WATERFRONT corner lot in Lakewood,
3BR/2BA, Too mar., ime.r.:.j:emenls to list.
$219,900. Call (91:14j261-0599
AMELIA PARK townhouse on Park Ave.
Carabelle floor plan, 3BR/2.5BA w/loft
plus a granny flat above 2-car garage.
$462K. $220/sq. ft. (904)491-5435.
FSBO Lakewood community, 1800 sq.
ft., 3BR/2BA, LR, DR, & family room + lots
of upgrades. For details, (904)277-6844
or 415-6844.
large deck, ocean breeze, excellent
condition, prime location, pool, iennic ,
walk to ocean. Pictures available. Contact
owner: drlemmel@msn.coTo $210,000
For Sale By Owner large 1904 historic
home near downtown. Recent renovation.
Zoned multi-family. Perfect for B&B. Price
$1,200,000. Call (904)806-3297.
FOR SALE 4BR/2BA, living room, family
room, French doors, close to schools,
shopping & beach. Approx. 2000 sq. ft.
$249,500. Call (904)321-2703.
HISTORIC AREA 2-stc.r 3BR/2BA, Ig.
utility room, completely renovatea. CH&A,
sprinkler syst., Ig. shed & 2-car carport
*$265,000. 277-7128 or 753-3076
FSBO 1050sf townhouse. 2BR/1.5BA,
appliances, 'patio, deck. Marsh Cove.
$116,000 Firm. (904)321-0395, leave
HOME FSBO 1626 Clinch Dr. 1 acre lot.
3BR/2BA, completely remodeled kit., all
new apple. Appraised at $160K. For more
in.:, (229.i6340697 or 229)641 1690.
FSBO 3,'2 open -plin plan, 1937 sf, 10'
cI.irngA, ig kitchen, 2-car garage, like new
cond. 2895 Tidewater, Ocean Reach.
$299K. (904)277-7119/5229.

Located at
SGateway to Amelia, Suite 201N
(904) 261-8030

Ruth Darlington, REALTOR (904) 753-0366 CELL
Specializing in all property management services and currently expanding our inventory.
Ifyou have property for rent, please give us a call.

Located on Buccaneer Trail -
T 4SIThis 4BR/3BA home features vault-
ed ceiling in great room, large eat-in
M kitchen, large bedrooms, big out-
door deck overlooking beautifully
landscaped and fenced backyard
that will accommodate a pool.
i4 "Attractively priced at $304,450.

LOT 40 LANCEFORD SUBDIVISION is now under construction and will feature a beautiful 3
bedroom, 3 bath stucco home' with a bonus room, formalliving and dining rooms, great room;
kitchen with a breakfast nook, oversized 2-car garage, and full landscaping. Custom cabinetry
and tile baths are just a few of the many features. Plans are available for-iewing- $365,000 .


Call Us For All Your Real Estate Needs!

Paul & Karen Werling and Kathy Garland of RE/MAX Professional Group and their
team members are available to assist you from start to finish in your real estate trans-
action. Team Werling includes professionals who can assist in mortgage lending, 1031
exchanges, asset management, self-directed IRAs, title ownership, tax information,
real estate consulting, and market analysis of property before purchasing or
selling. We guarantee that you will be pleased with our integrity, trust
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Magnificent Oceanfront Estate Lot.
1.35 acres set among the oaks and
magnolias at the secluded Sanctuary
on the south end of Amelia Island.
Panoramic ocean views and views of
the marsh and Nassau Sound.
Suited for buyers desiring to create
an oceanfront estate like no other.
Full membership to the exclusive
AlP Club is included. $2.950,000


RYM Professional Group .
303 Centre Street #102. Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
j jwestmoreland@Oremax.net
aMh s, Ne 800-979-1998 or 904-753-2018

N 'Investment
Property. Recently
built apartment
complex across
street from the
beach. Large 2" 1
.floor unit is
2BR/2BA with
approx. 1,400 SF; 2
first floor units are
each approx. 900 SF;
and 2BR/2BA approx. 500 SF.over garage could be a nice stu-
dio. Rent all or live in one. Don't miss this onel $935,000
S -Beachwalker
3BR/3BA ocean-
front with spectac-
ular ocean views
and also a view of
the Intracoastal.
3BR/2BA fully
,'remodeled and
)tastefully fur-

o'v nished. Presently
on AIPRrental program. Great investment property,
vacation retreat or both! $650,000
Brand New
Home on AlP.
Oceanside on a
secluded dead-end
street just a stroll
to the beach, rac-
quet club and fit-
ness center. Home
will be3BR4.5BA,
3,200+ SF, with an
oversized 2-car garage. Plans are available for review.
Large" 110x150 lot buffered by a greenbelt area. $775,000

Cul-de-sac home
with Florida
room next to the
creek. Tile and
wood floors,
beautiful master
suite, large
kitchen with eat-in
area. You have to see this one! $360,000

^Walk Out
of Your
Living Room
To the beach from
Sa this convenient 1
floor 2BR/2BA luAury
oceanhront villa at
Turle Dunes on
--- Amelia Island
S .... --- -. u Planlalion. Tastefully
Sa .w G lf furnished and already
on the AlP rental pro-
gram with a good history. Enjoy the beach 'and all the amenities
of AlP while having agreatinvestment. $690,000
Beautiful Custom
Home on a
", Corner Lot on

This house fea-
tures 4BR/3BA,
gourmet kitchen
MBR with large
sitting area,
S family room with
. .. ...- .:- = panoramic view of
the putting green at Oak Marsh Golf Course and a stone
fireplace. Views from every window. $599,000

OCEAN VIEW 1 block from the beach! 2-story
home w/ 2 master suites. 3 other bedrooms and
2 1/2 other bathrooms study and bonus room.
$550,000 MLS #31838

GOLF COMMUNITY 4 .bedroom, 4 bath
w/bonus room offers a screened pool, large pri-
vate back yard and 3-car garage. Beautiful'
upgrades! $449,000 MLS #33591

Fully furnished and newly remodeled with kitchen
appliances, counter tops and more. 2 bedrooms
2 baths excellent views of beach. Community,
pool & private walkway to beach. Great rental or
second home. $399,000 MLS #34031

HOME W/ POOL AND POOL BATH 4 bed- JUST REDUCED $4,000 plus Seller will pay $2,000
room 2.5 bath has volume ceiling in living towards buyers closing costs MLS #32772
area, wood stove in LR, FP in 26 x 25 FR
$188,500 MLS #33720 .'

OCEAN VIEW LOT! Affordable ocean view single family lot within walking distance to the beach.
just north of Askins Avenue. Won't last long! .50x115. $180,000 MLS #33423
LITTLE 'large wooded lot with potential future marsh views in
upscale 839
PIRATES WOOD Now under construction 3 bedrooms, 2 baths 6x38 rear deck, large front porch,
carport with storage and more. Call me for full details of lot and home. $208,500 MLS #3.4069

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804 Amelia Island Homesl
south end, Plantation Point Subdivision.
Beautiful natural setting, 4BR/2.5BA split
floor plan, 11 ft. ceiling, crown moulding,
fireplace, ceramic tile. Move-in condition.
Call Tom Harmon, Amelia's Choice Realty,
206-9311 or 277-8131. MLS#33634.

805 Beaches I
OCEAN VIEW 3BR/2BA near new
beauty duplex Amelia Isl., walk to beach,
fenced yard, finished garage/bonus room.
Pix on web. (904)321-2438
VIEW LOT across from beach, luxury
home area near golf & Ritz Carlton.
$999K. (904)321-2169




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805 Beaches I
* VIsit www.oceanfrontamella.com for a
complete, list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.

806 Waterfront I
FSBO DEEPWATER, Nassau River, .6
ac., 4/2.5, screened & heated pool, dock.
$439,900. 75061 Edwards Rd. (904)225-
5477. Will coop 2.5%.
Amelia River,- 150' frontage w/bulkhead
& dock in place. 1.5 acres w/gorgeous oak
trees. Private setting. Gated community.
Must see. $725,000. (904)753-9076
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call (904)
261-4066 for information. C.H. Lasserre,

I 806 Waterfront I ATENrION.
DEEP WATER Lanceford Creek 5/4.5,

3000 HSF, dock, 1.8 acres. $849,000. Call
Pat Ruebush,' Agent,. 1st Coast Realty
(904)225-2696 or 225-7321.
GORGEOUS Coastal Ranch Acreage -
Private, deep water, '15-45 acres. $1.5
million plus. (904)277-4184
approx. 1 acre. $675,000. Call Pat
Ruebush, 1st Coast Realty (904)225-2696
or 225-7321.
Coastal Georgia Waterfront Home Deep
water, 4600sf, gourmet kitchen, ocean
access via St. Marys River, boathouse,
850' marsh front. $1.25M. Southern
Choice GMAC. Call Karen Conner

$245,000 7 -

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103 SOUTH 20T" Street
Great location -3il :
between downtown 3r, V' <.
S' the beach. 3BR/1BA 1,,-,. ., y
S car garage home h ibeen i ,"r __
well maintained and is in (904) 415-1060
move-in condition. Large rooms with wall-
to-wall carpet in good condition over hard-
wood floors. A/C 3 yea's nrei newer r:of,
Diane Haddock gas FP (TANK REMOVED), reni; piv Amelia Realty
Realtor Sold as is right to inspect. Amefia t y
(904) 261-7849 961687 GATEWAY BLVD., SUITE 101-A AMELIA ISLAND, FL 32034

2004 SALES

You can get SAME DAY DELIVERY of the News Leader
every week. delivered bv the US Postal Service. directly
to your home or business. See page 2A for details.

CENTURY 21 John T. Ferreira & Son, Inc.
500 Centre Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

CallMary at 904-753-1048

Call Jim at 904-753-1049
N www.AmeliaLuxuryHomes.com


Water's Edge is located along the shorelines of the scenic
Amelia River These remaining lots offer tidal water access to
the Amelia River and fantastic marsh and river views. -. ..
Lot 8 Springwood Ln. Waterfront $259,900 Z.'.".'I
Lot 12 Springwood Ln. Waterfront $236,900 i' ". .;,'" .
High Pointe is a gated community of 34 estate-size homesites sit-
uated in a natural preserve. Interior lots are beautifully wooded
e with some lots frontingAmelia River and its stunning marshes and
views. High Pointe is a peaceful and quiet location with natural
conservation areas., yet it is conveniently located within minutes of
shopping and Amelia Island and its amenities
private estates in a natural preserve
Choose your lot and your own builder Not familiar with the area we can assist you in your builder
selection just call Mary Caserta or Jim Caserta, Realtors -. -

Lor I High Pointe Drive
Lot 3 High Pointe Drive

$164,900 Lot 31 High Pointe Drive

$ 164,900

CENTURY 21 john T. Ferreira & Son, Inc.
500 Centre Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
S. Call Mary at 904-753-1048
^ Call Jim at 904-753-1049
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OVER $11 NILLION www.AmeliaLuxur3yHomes.com
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SPACIO'S HOME IN OTTER RUN MNRSHFRONT LOT Pine) Island g. .stfl., ,..,', -,..,;'.,
4292 Maple Court Beautful a BR 2B. Be.urtul cul..lc lot. appr\'m.tel .-' .. li, BR .h' ,I-Tr.[...
home iih iep.rjte dining r..im Tile and I 9 3cre on Lancelord Creek in Pinev I,'! 1S '| .. 1 .. j"] l
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fenced rear ir,1 Large comer lo id on o A n tln r prin i, and a lot lIarfe reno:ugh ,,: l
a cul-du-.l c Great pace for a lo of ito commmodaie nearly .an) l,:o, plLn I h.,. esLaurar,
houe' ,177.9)00 :):- ,324.600 3 -i.0 4. 3 33)

School Street Beautiful new custom home to be 85622 Ashley Ave. Country living at its best., HOME S7122. (,jnnil \'% (C..u'In I,..
built in r.-.pulh-r A.i-)i Prl- Quality throughout Popular split bedroom plan. Over 1,900 sq.ft. of liv- ing at its best. Nice 3BR/2BA home on I acre
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h ilk W'O u-,: tr, P,.,:: ph0i' l1 p|. th i, ,,t,,,.n p..,. $259,900 #33160 tlW,. I.n r-) ,q .e lc.I,i, $149,90u0 U323-7

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$434,900 ,-- BEAUTIFUL BRICK HOME .$439,900 GOLF FRONTAGE on 1/2 acre lot. No
on tidal creek with dock, privacy fence and maintenance brick home in quiet, established neighborhood.
lovely landscaping.. 3BR/2.5BA with formal liv- 3BR/2.5BA split floor plan for privacy. Large screened porch
to enjoy the scenery. Spacious great room with vaulted ceil-
i ad ings & 4 skylights & woodburning fireplace. #34092

$410,000 GREAT WATERFRONT HOME with over
2.300 SF of family comfort 3BR plus large mother-mn-law
suite. 2 full baths, formal LR & DR, screened room over-
looking the water, I-car garage, 4 Ig. storage buildings' &
motorhome carport P33693

$199,900 SPACIOUS 4BR/2.5BA Pirates
iWood home- on large wooded lot. Completely
'fenced. Nice workshop for the handyman.
Screened porch. #32683

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blewide on I acre. Great room with stone fireplace, sep-
arate dining room, inside utility room, Master bath with
,garden tub & separate shower.' Fenced rear yard with 3
!storage buildings. #33718

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ROW! Beautiful wooded lot -on dead-end paved
road. 3BR/2BA with 10xl5 screened front porch.

$209,900 BUILT IN 20041 3BRK2BA with
large family room. Covered patio overlooks lake.
This home has 1,848 SF. Situated on a 300 ft. deep
lot. #33776

$119,900 BEAUTIFUL almost new doublewide lust
waiting for a large family. 4BR/2.5BA on corner lot with
lots of room to grow. Absolutely gorgeous home with
fireplace and nursery in master bedroom.. #33763

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$86,000 CANAL LOT on .92 acres. Lovely
3BR/2BA doublewide in Johnson Lake. Open
floor plan with laundry room. Close to 1-95.

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WOODED, UNDEVELOPED with wetlands to provide buffer to the front & rear of approxi-
mately 1.38 acres. $47,500 #32969

Kings Plantation Limited Offer: NO DOWN PAYMENT & 100% OWNER FINANCING.
Located at Kings Ferry, Kings Plantation is a very private. gated community of 12 estate parcels. Scenic
St. Marys River subdivision with large oak. sycamore and cedar trees.
Choose your own builder for your dream home

Lot6& 1/2 of 7
Lot 3
Lor II

St. Marys Deep Water Riverfront
St. Marys Deep Water Riverfront
Interior Wooded Lot


Kings Ferry Limited Offer: NO DOWN PAYMENT & 100% OWNER FINANCING. (Lessie Road)
Beautifully wooded property with many possibilities. Estate, development or other uses. Minutes from
Nassau County public boat ramp on St. Marys River. Super opportunity for land developer.
Deep Watep

8.5 Acre Parcel

$219,900 23 Acre Parcel Riverfront


Callahan Limited Offer: NO DOWN PAYMENT & 100% OWNER FINANCING. (Quail Road)
Minutes from the business district of Callahan. This parcel offers peace, quiet & privacy. Mature pine
forest. Choose your own builder and build your dream home

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1807 Condominiums I
2BR/2BA condo, fully furnished, steps
from beach. $325K. Call (904)422-8991
or (904)294-1770.
2 NEW TOWNHOMES completion late
March. $221,500. 1400 sf. 3BR/2BA,
loft, downstairs master bdr, vaulted great
room attached to airy kitchen. Large
single garage. Fee simple (no monthly
assoc. fees). Sidewalk to beach, shopping,
movies. New home warranty. 974 Chad
St. Castilian Properties, Doug Mackle,
2BR/2BA condo, fully furnished, steps
from beach. $325K. Call (904)422-8991
or (904)294-1770.

Deborah Courtney
n u 6rd

808 Off Island/Yulee 1
FSBO Large 4BR/2BA, Ig. LR, DR, stone
FP, huge screen rm w/8 person hot tub,
outside shower. Cul-de-sac. Private
neighborhood-kids! $289,000. (904)491-
FSBO 3BR/2BA Nassauville home on 1
acre on Leo Drive. Immaculate condition,
wrap-around porch, plus carport. Call
(9.04)277-3157 or 277-4318.

S809 Lots
MARSH Private, wooded, cul-de-sac lot
in Fiddler's Walk off Barnwell Rd. FSBO.
$87,500. (904)491-4280

Pool home in private garden setting with 4
BR and 2.5 BA Features include a heated
& screened pool, summer kitchen, wood
floors, high end steel gas appliances, stained
glass doors & windows, plantation shutters,
& antique light fixtures. $810,000..
Call Deborah Courtney (904) 537-5017.

809 Lots I
ONE ACRE LOT for sale. Burmeister
Rd., Nassauville. Partially cleared.
$40,000. Leave message at 261-1063 or
PLANTATION LOT Golf view, 18th
Fairway. (904)910-2912
ISLAND LOTS $119,500 each. Call
LOT FOR SALE 1 acre. $200,000 Firm.
Call (904)277-2108 or (904)557-8324.
Pirates Wood Lots From $42,000.
Please call C.H. Lasserre Real Estate (904)
1ST AD Amelia Plantation Lot! Cheapest
beachside lot in AIPR House plans already
approved. $235K. Won't last. Call (904)
321-0855, owner/agent.
S810 Farms & Acreage
Call Wm. F. Sheffield, Inc., Realtors.
JAX (904)724-8995
1811 Commercial/Retaill
FERNANDINA BEACH for sale or lease,
115 S. Second St. on harbor, 20,000sf
retail, warehouse, It. Industrial, or.
development site, all air conditioned, lease
for $4 NNN or sell for $1,250,000. Owner
(617) 913-0113.

... i A 2ND CHANCE.
Mn/pr a C'mpanhon Jap.
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P t Courtyard
style, remodeled
Large 3BR/3BA and a see-throuand renovated in
2003. Linique
design with a
gathering room. If you like to entheaed pool. on
home for you. $765,00the 10 MLSfairway. 32177
I.." : A gourmet
kitchen with all
new appliances.
Large 3BR/3BA and a see-through fireplace in the
gathering room. If you like to entertain, this is the
home for you. $765,000 MLS# 32177

* Office/Showroom 722 sf
* Shop/Work Area 1,608 sf
* 2nd Floor Storage 576 sf
* Central Heat and A/C
* Wet Bar in Office
* Small Kitchen
* 2 Large Tiled Bathrooms
* 3 Bay Doors
* 3 Phase Electrical Wiring

Come Home
to Summer Beach.
Live and Play by the Ocean
and at the Golf Club of Amelia.
Enjoy a World Class
Five Diamond Restaurant
at the fabulous
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
Casual Living
with an Elegant Flair!

S This comfortable home on .
.' the 8TH fairway features a
k .screened lanai and lush
-. walkway to the golf course.
3BR/3BA, den/living room
and a separate gathering
room with fireplace.
$659,000 MLS# 33729

We're here when you need us. 7 days a week!

Don Cantin, Realtor
A&.. 904-261-3986 -+ Toll Free 1-800-395-4517
E-mail: doncantin@watsonrealtycorp.com -----MS
Watson Realty Co p. REAlTORS'
CELL 904-206-3701

Realty Corp."
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Direct 904-607-0447

Tom O'Connell, qEALTORf
Direct 904-556-5657

* Security System
* Fire Protection
* Fenced Lot
* Outdoor Sprinkler System
* Front Glassed Showroom
* Not In Historic District
* New Roof in 1998
* 2004 Taxes @ $2,600
* Utilities @ $375/Month

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Watson Realty Corp. REALIORS'

4BR2. SBA home is only 7 sears young! Features
include a gourmet kitchen with gas stove & sohd
counters, library, media room on 3RD floor, lovely
a'" acakoves & trim Plus guest apartment above the
Sworkshop/garage & wonderful pool with fountain
1 within the fenced yard. Conveniently located tn
Callahan. This is a beauty! $347,000 #33237

BRIGHT, SPACIOUS 4BR/2BA home is located on
a quiet cul-de-sac in Parkway North. Open kitchen
and breakfast area, great room with fireplace leads
to a screened lanai Secluded backyard slopes to a
pond. Hurry, this is a great home!
$395,000 #33495

valuable 7 days a weea
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For Additional Listings Email Norma@NormaNorris.com
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Immaculate all-brick home in idyl-
lic setting with large oaks and stun-
ning marsh views. Quality con-
struction throughout and location,
location, location.
Call for appointment.


Terrific new 4BR/2BA, 2,295 sq.ft.
home on 1.66 acres in peaceful
country setting. Room for horses
and a garden. Choose your own
carpeting and appliances.


7, C" Watson Realty Corp.R BALTo -.
3321 S. Fletcher Ave.
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Office: 904.261.3986 Toll Free: 800.395.4517

HOME on the marsh and Lanceford SUMMER BEACH VILLAGE.
Creek, all brick 3BR/2.5BA with Excellent 3BR/3.5BA just a stroll
study / 4th BR on 1.2 acres under
majestic canopy oaks. This home to the beach and community pool.
has it all. Call for appointment. $579,900

Better than new 4BR/4BA home Lovely. 3BR/3BA, split i
on the golf course in North plan in Riverside subdivii
Hampton. 3-car garage, wood Fenced backyard, scret
floors, Coiian countertops and porch.
,many upgrades. REDUCED. Priced to sell at $199,900.

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"This one of a kind, three story custom home with ele-
vator, has 270 degree view of marsh, Lanceford Creek.
S ... and the Intracoastal.
Y Io q-6COption to purchase 30' to
50' boat slip in the marina
coming in 2005.
Offered at $879.000."

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OAKS, 2nd floor bonus room with full
bath. Double French doors lead from
master and family room to 10x32
screened lanai.
Listed at $234,900.

AAM"'adiae 7 tais a weekh
Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS' 904-261-3986 CELL 904-753-4390

3321 S. Fletcher Avenue
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Toll Free 1-800-395-4517
Local 904-261-3986

112 South Third Street

Premier Downtown Location

75x125 Lot

2,906 SF building

Zoned R2C

Residential or Commercial Usage

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1813 Investment Propertyl
2BR/1.5BA townhome. Rental income
$4000/mo. 'Price $450,000. Call (904)
815 Kingsland/
St. Mary's
BEAUTIFUL Country Club Style house
on 3 acres, Kingsland, Georgia. Approx.
2000 sq. ft., 3/2. $197,700. Pre-approvals
call (912)729-5893.

1851 Roommate Wanted]
house on Amelia Rd. $500/mo. W/D,
CH&A. Reliable references req'd. No drugs,
no alcohol. Call anytime 261-4346.
2BA townhome. Female Only. $350/mo.
+ 1/2 utilities. 1st & last reuqlred. Call
Mary (904)321-3409.
HOUSE TO SHARE In town, off Sadler
Rd. 2 rooms for right person. $450
Includes all. ,1st + deposit. (904)491-
Roommate Wanted to share 3BR/2BA
apt. in Nassau Lakes. Nice view of lake &
pool. Room unfurnished or furnished.
4- 75/m.:. Including utilities. References.
rJO arug; Call Sandy at (904)557-8913.

Gorgeous Oaks,
Private Lake. May divide.
Call Shari Graham
904-759-2782 ,

Adopt A Companion Today.
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304 SR 200/A1A, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 904-261-4066
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S1 This duplex is located in an
Area with lots of historic
restorations taking place.
Upstairs,' downstairs style-
Seach unit is 2BR-IBA. Could
be converted to single fami-
SIv. Located behind the Waas
SHouse in the Historic
District. 5389,500

5 on-Island lots, easy walking distance to beach
113.5x150+ deep. Maritime beach hammock set-
ting. Suitable for single family construction cen--
trally located on Amelia Island.
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On Island
RIVER Great exclave develop- SR200/A1A. One of the best corn- Dairy Road & U.S. 17 two buildings,
4,000+ SF on an acre of space. Call for
meant, church retreat, campground mercial sites on high traffic corridor details Lots of parking. Owner will refi-
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Build To Suit. business here Assemblage potential
38 and 26 acre parcels. Great mixed use devel- US17 Location perfect for small business
opment. or office, approx. 1/2 mile north of A1A.
800' HIGHWAY FRONTAGE on US 17 N. $185,000
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consider dividing. Frontage on CSX railway with occupancy. Opportunity to grow your own self
spur possible. $848,000 storage facility or add new retail/office. 575'
APPROX. 3.7 M -jpear intersection of on U.S. 17, total'3.5 acres +/-. Warehouse
Bailey Road & .h? r details. $400,000 on approx. 2 acres.
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today for a free confidential financial consultation.

John M. Drew, M.B.A.
Regional Vice President

309 1/2 Centre Street
Suite 203
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: (904) 321-1322
Fax: (904) 321-1312

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These distinctively Victorian style homes are located in and adjoining the Fernandina Beach Historic District.
Designed to complement Fernandina Beach's history, the design is circa 1900, but the conveniences and features match
today's lifestyle. Some of the standard features that vill he used inchule GEi '. *'.. appliances, Corian counters
in the kitchen, wood flooring in the foyjer, living room anid dinii lpot n) I, /'ir plnce stabbed fbr gas-in the living room,
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904-261-6116 1-800-940-6116 FAX: 904-261-9181
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101 1,815 105 2.115 I 201 1,412
102 1,815 106 2.170 ,202 1,100
103 1,078 203 1,805
104 1.460 204 1,413

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New Commercial rondos
Gateway to Amelia under construction. C-- oning. Developer Starmax,
L.LC. Contractor Danis Construction. Design- your own office space to
your specifications. Located at the corner of m'-elia Island Parkway &
Gateway Boulevard. Excellent location & Cxposure in the heart of Amelia
Island. Various.sizes & locations available. VVWHY RENT OWN IT!
First Floor Units from $2 1 4,965
Second floor uni[s i-ro 1>2 I 6,700
Pre-ConstruLctions A,!i!. !,I'c




I 852 Mobile Homes |I SS2 Mobile Homes 853 Mobile Home Lotsl

FOR RENT Long term only. 3BR/3BA
d/w trailer on Island. Central location.
$650/mo. + $650 dep. References req'd.
Call Reanna, 261-6838, 8:30am-5pm M-F.
3BR/2BA 2002 MOBILE HOME Nice &
clean, with all newer appliances.
$900/mo. + $900 deposit. Call (904)583-

- Call 753-2676.

ON AMELIA ISLAND Lot for rent. Nice
family park. $200 rent + $200 security
deposit. Call (904)491-8331.


1,2 & 3 BEDROOMS

Large Apartments On-Site Management Clubhouse & Playground
Pool 20 Minutes From Fernandina & Jacksonville
OPEN 8:30.xa. 5:30P.M. Monday-Friday

Eastwood -Oaks (904) 845-2922
37149 Cody Circle
APA RT M E N T S Hilliard, Florida

home lot. Ready to move on. $260/mo. +
security deposit. (904)261-3507. Owner
Is real estate agent.

854 Rooms
ROOMS FOR RENT 2 baths, 2 living
rooms, garage, shed, deck, 1/3 acre. 802
N. Fletcher. Use of whole house.
WANTED Mature non-smoker to rent
fully furnished room. TV, VCR, DVD,
laundry, all utilities, hot tub. Many extras
Included. $500/mo. Call (904)261-3903.

855 Apartments |
OCEAN FRONT Great view. 2BR/1BA.
Minimum 4 nights, $350 per night. Call
AT THE BEACH Furn. apts. Incl. all
utilities. Efficiency $110/wkly. + $330
dep. Long termi. Other rentals avail. 2BR
mobile home in park, $160/wk.

1650 acres at $3,300 per acre,
great timber value.
Also 200 acres @ 7,000 per.
Development Potential.
Call Shari Graham

S.' '. :; : : '*' 25 OAK POINT- Don't miss your opportuni-
S tfor gracious living in this amazing three story
home on Oak Point at Long Point on Amelia
,Island Plantation. The owner has taken special
care of this residence. The first level includes
parking as weeU as a workshop space. Main living
area features large master bedroom with sitting
area overlooking private sanctuary, hardwood
flooring, gas fireplace, modern kitchen plus living
i and dining area. Third level features two spacious
guest rooms each with private baths and bal-
conies. Ofered at ~ $815,000.

.7 Sherry Dennard, REALTOR ASSOCIATE ( Prudential

(904) 753-0129 or (904) 261-9311 Cal Will
Email: sherry@chaplinwiiliams.com Chaplin Williams

Iv.inni n me c e at

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w/efficlency kitchen. $500/mo. (includes
utilities) + deposit. No smoking, no pets.
Affordable Living for eligible low
Income seniors, handicapped or disabled.
1 & 2 bedrooms. Rate based on income.
Apply at Sandridge Apts., 2021' jasmine
St., Fernandlna Beach; (904)277-8722.
Handicap Accessible apts. available. Equal
Housing Opportunity.,

Af ulilitie included except phone
ser ice. $8-5/mo N-o PEi
2-car garage. $1,425/mo. includes elec-
tric, water, cable, garbage, sewage, and
lawn maintenance.

+ BLUE HERON : 3BR/2BA house.
2-car garage. $1,175/mo.
Available Now.
+ OCEAN DUNES : 2BR/2BA oceanfront condo.
Great ocean view & community pool.
$1,400/mo. Available Now. No PETS.
+ TIDEWATER : 3BR/2BA house.
2-car garage. $1,425/mo., including
lawn maintenance.
4BR/3BAhouse. 2,950 SF, overlooking the
golf course. $1,575/mo., including
cable, DSL, lawn maintenance, pest
control & security system.
Close to the beach. $1,025/mo.
+WEST5THAVE. : 3BR2BAcondo.
Large garage, community pool, dose to
the beach. $1,350/mo. Available Now.

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CONDO 3BR/3BA, marsh view, pool,
t-eah access. Summer rental. Call Kim
.(904) 277-0939.
2BR/2.5BA furnished townhouse, close
to beach & pool. Call (912)921-8976.

856 Apartments
DUPLEX 2BR/2BA, ocean view, 1200 sq.
ft., 1-car garage. Washer/dryer Included.
Remodeled. $985. (904)321-0855
BRAND NEW 1st floor apt. available,
2BR/1.5BA, across the street from beach.
Please call (401)265-8718.
Ocean Dr. Newly remodeled. $700/mo. +
utilities & security 'deposit. No pets.
Available now. Call (904)261-5935.
3BR/1BA apartment across the street from
the ocean. $1100/mo. + sec. dep.
Amelia Island Lodging Systems,
(904)277-9702 or (904)261-4148. After
hours call (904) 753-2560.
OCEAN VIEW! on S. Fletcher: 1BR/1BA,
$535; 3BR/1BA, $1100. Duplex on
Tarpon, each 3BR/2.5BA, $1000 for north
end, $1150 for larger south end. Amelia
Island Lodging Systems, (904)261-4148
or (904)277-9702.

I 856 Apartments
Located off Amelia Island Parkway, Marsh
Cove offers newly remodeled 2 & 3BR
apartments and town homes. Brand new
carpet and ceramic tile floors, appliances,
cabinets, countertops and much morel
Washer/Dryer connections included and
laundry center available. Prices starting at,
$595, water, trash and sewage service
included. Call today for more info. (904)
Try a new standard of apartment living at
Somerset. Beautiful 1BR & 2BR SINGLE
STORY apartments located off Amelia
Parkway. These modern apartments
feature vaulted ceilings, ceramic tile
floors, built-in computer desks,
washer/dryer connections & much more!
Prices starting at $615, water, trash, and
sewage service Included. Call today for
more information at (904) 261-0791.
Affordable, Living for eligible low-
Income persons/families. 1 & 2 bedrooms.
Rent based on Income. Apply at Post Oak
Apts., 996 Citrona Dr., Fernandina Beach;
.(904)277-7817, Handicap Accessible apts.
available. Equal Housing Opportunity.
837 ELLEN ST. Downstairs apartment,
2BR/1.5BA, W/D. $825/mo. Nick Deonas
Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006
BEAUTIFUL 3BR/1BA Upstairs. Across
the street from the beach, Available now.
$1100. Call (904)277-9702 or. (904)261-

(857 Condos-Furnished]
RENTAL 2BR/1.5BA, monthly/weekly.
(678)493-2558. ameliaislandrentals.net

T Almost 3,000 square feet
with four bedrooms, four
baths, gourmet kitchen and
lovely Florida room. $1,707,000

303 Centre Street, Fernandina Beaih, FL ei

1401 Park Avenue, Suite D
Femandina Beach, FL 32034

S Call 321.2223

So Handsome and Rebate, Rebate
so well spoken!!! Hope 'Rebate, Rebate... )
he asks me out to the .
Super Bowl. -

Creeke Parke in Flora Parke
4BR/28A, 2,161 SF

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Blackrock Road
3BR/2BA, large fenced lot
"To our Home Buyers: We rebate half our commis- $159e900
sion on any home you desire in Nassau County.
Typical rebates start at $2,500 in Cartesian Pointe, :
$3,000 in Flora Parke, $3,500 in Ocean Reach and $4,000 in North Hampton."

"To our Home Sellers: We only charge 4% commission to sell your home."
John King Weems, Broker


Y Yulee Fernandina Beach

20 Miles North of acksonville Live in Paradise


13 acres secluded. Large dock any size boat Beautiful estate or estate
type development. Airport nearby for private jets.

Deep water brick home with open views to the Nassau
River, privacy & room for any boat. This property has it all!

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Qay Browne
RE/MAX Specialists
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Located on tidal creek and gorgeous marsh.
Ready for development or estate living!

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2,400 SF home located across from state owned
Martins Island a paradise setting.

Homes from the 190's
Directions: Flora Parke is located 6 miles
east of 1-95 on
the southside of AlA.
Homes from the 180's
Directions: A1A to Chester Road, go 6
miles down Chester Road 6 miles to
Arnold Ridge on left.
Homes from the 180's
Directions: A1A to Chester Road,
left on Roses Bluff Road to
Creekside on the left.

Construction Company

E-wired house package L
20-year structural warrantyI.".
Full security with extra keypad
Six additional phone/ cable outlets
Built-in over-the-range microwave
Gas log fireplace w/ remote & marble surround
Upgraded ceramic wall tile in. 1 bath
20-yr. fungus resistant roof shingles -
Stain-resistant carpet
Programmable thermostat
Classique style interior doors

Plus, you can choose another
$2,000* in FREE upgrades of
your choice. That's a total savings
of up to $10,400*
Subject to change without notice.
- Amount of free options varies per
community. Free options apply to new
construction contracts only. CGC020880

I ~ o h m e a ai ab e o w i -s it w w s d a o s r c io o

This villa is in immaculate condition with great
views of the ocean and beach. Private lobby off
elevator, California closets, tile floors and wet bar.
Stairs to beach level, pool view from wrap balcony

& underground parking for 2 cars plus storage
-a make this a must seel Offered at $1,190,000.
Seaside Retreat unit #203
Beautiful tile throughout not only updates the '":
villa, but gives a beach cottage feel everyone "'-A
enjoys. While there is not. an ocean view, you do :
have immediate access to pool and beach. -.No '
walking across the street' to get to the beachBll w
Offered at $399,950. Beachwalker uni, #1o
i, u,

Beautiful residential lot on 1. I acres in fast growing
Yulee area. This great buy has wonderful views of a
pristine spring-fed pond that is stocked with bass &
brim. Offered at $65,900. ..

Roses Bluff Lot 7

For More Information Regarding These or Other Listings Call

BonnieLawhorn Prudential
(904) 206-1848 P r di.l
(904 206- 1848 ,. Chaplin Williams
Bonnie@ChaplinWilliams.com Chaplin Williams
I4 An Indpodotyo ..d operated m enblorPidefll aeal Est atl Inc., a PndaiRnandaloonp R e alty
1 PnJdontlIa Nor.e mark ol T Th PNdentlnl.Inurarno Company o.1Araca. Eq ual H OdpptaOtf l '.'

1.5 ACRES, 166 FT. on BELLES RIVER $695,000
12' at low tide. Easy access to Intracoastal, ocean or
Cumberland Island. Privacy with convenience!

1857 Condos-FurnishedI
- 125' to beach. Furnished, all appliances.
N/S. $1100/mo. Call (904)261-3196 or
cell #(425)417-5564.

858 Condos-Unfurished|
Fernandina Shores Condos 2BR/2BA
flat, $700/mo. + sec. dep. 2BR/1.5BA
townhome, $750/mo. + sec. dep. Pool &
tennis court. Call (904)277-1818 (wk),
261-3423 (hm)..
Park. Double car garage. One year lease,
$1495/mo. Call (904)225-0519 or (703)
OCEAN VIEW Balcony, large 3BR/3BA,
2-story, 2-car garage. pool, large
basement, new carpet, walk to beach.
$1300/mo. Call (954)553-2257.
S859 Homes-Furnished I

Amelia Landings A-1 Designer
furnished 2BR/2BA, 1st floor flat, close
to pool & tennis courts. All utilities
included. Available now. NO PETS.
2919 S. Fletcher Like New Ocean
view town, furnished 3BR/2.5BA with 2-
car garage. Short term $1600/mo., long
term $1250/mo.
Ocean Park 3BR/2BA 1st floor
furnished condo. Community pool &
spa. With 1 car garage, $1650/mo.
2 Belted Sandpiper 4BR/3.5BA
furnished, home on the Plantation.
Available now through March.
15 Willow Pond Fabulous furnished
hrme on the golf course at Amelia
Island Plantation. Main house .has
3BR/2.SBA, formal living room,
screened porch, in ground pool & even
a pool table. Detathed guest, house
perfect for 4th bedroom, office or guest
suite. Available February 1. Includes
lawn care & pool service. $3500/mo.
Call 'Patricia Cool at Chaplin
Williams Rentals, 261-0604 or visit




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LOT 8 & 9 "The Residence"
Experience oceanfront living at its finest on
Di, one of the few remaining lots available in
this private gated community. Available
with deep water dock at Long Point.
& Offered at $2,350,000.

S- HIGH POINTE The Natural Setting of
.. this private gated community has been pre-
served to provide each homeowner with the
opportunity to enjoy nature at its finest.
Three homesites available from marshfront
to pristine wooded with natural preserve.
S'"Lot 24 Wooded $190,000
Lot 28 Wooded $190,000
Lot 14 Nlarshfront $725,000
OCEAN CLUB VILLAS Casual elegance
in a luxury setting ... nothing compares to the
SI.detail & sense of richness this 6th floor south
vlla at Ocean Club provides. Indulge yourself in
this 3.200 sq.ft. plus villa featuring 3BR/-IBA,
j *handsome wood paneled study with computer
alcove, fireplace not to mention the exquisite
views from the moment you arrive. NIMLs 32982
Offered at $2,275,000.
25 OAK POINT7- Don't miss your opportunity tfor
gracious limg in this amazing three story home on
*."' -Oak Point at Long Point on Amelia island Plantation.
The owner has taken special care of this residence. The
first level includes parking as well as a workshop space.
Main living area features large master bedroom with
sitting area overlooking private sanctuary, hardwood
flooringgas fireplace.-modern kitchen plus .Ing and
S. dining area Third leel features ntwo spacious guest
rooms each with pH\ ate baths and balconies. S815,000
WILSON NECK LANDING, CLAXTON ROAD Build your dream home on
the marsh in a small, 3 home community with dock. Lot 3 offered at $125,000
LOT 21 PIRATES POINT ROAD Build your dream home or vacation getaway
in Pirates Woods. Great established neighborhood with boat dock and pool.
Convenient to Amelia Island Beaches and Jacksonville. Over 1/2 acre for $58,000
across from the water.

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(904) 753-0129 or (904) 261-9311
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RiverPlace- Incomparable owner custom appointments and upgrades in this three-story townhome on the
Intracuastal Waterwav in the unique. gated community of RiverPlace at Summer Beach. Incredible views
from the three panos &: porches Bennett custom cabinetry, commercial kitchen appliances, summer
kitchen and wine room are just a few of the many extra features Community dock and close to beaches.
Membership to The Golf Club of Amelia Island available. Offered at $1.250,000.

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Incredible Marshfront Living On over 2 acres in the
desirable community of Little Pinev Island. Private,
estate size lot iut minutes from hist-ric Fernandina
Beach and the beaches ot Amelia Island At over
3.Uu00 q.ft.. this tn-level, spint floor plan offers comn-
lortable, gracious living. This home's newest addi-
non an expansive bonus room provides plenty of
extra space for all yo:,ur needs. Relax on the invinng
porch or entertain on the rear deck; overlooking the
marsh. Dock possible Offered at $599,000.

Shipwatch Villa Oceanfront Shipwatch Villa on
Amelia Island Plantation. Amenines include golf,
tennis, watersports, shopping, dining and spa
Beautifully remodeled throughout with ocean and
golf views from kitchen, dining, living and bed-
rooms. Spacious deck for entertaining. Lovely sec-
ond home or resort rental. Excellent rental history.
Offered at $635,000.

LITTLE PINEY ISLAND .9 acre wooded, marshfront lot. Beautiful view for a home
with 161 feet of frontage on the marsh. Offered at $295,000.
NORTH HAMPTON CLUB DRIVE Beautiful .58 acre marsh lot in Phase II of North
Hampton Club Estates. Ask about reduced membership and dues. Offered at $242,500.



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The last home on the north end
of the St. Johns River overlook-
ing the Atlantic Ocean.
Surrounded by state park, this
fabulous Ft. George Island
home with over 3,800 sq.ft.
offers 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths,
chef's dream kitchen, marble
travertine floors, 2
fireplaces, plus decks,
patio & screened
porch. A four-car
garage, deep water
dock, boat lift and
bulk head are includ-
Offered at $1,795,000.

Premier townhouse overlooking
Intracoastal Waterway offers 3
levels of luxury living with 3 bed-
rooms, 4 baths, elevator, marble
travertine floors and
exquisite molding
makes this home a
must see. Large deck
24 J off master bedroom
and living room.
Priced to sell
at $999,900.

Call Noi' For Your Private Showing

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(904) 753-2774 Chaplin Williams
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Superior Views of the
marsh and Nassau
River plus quality
appointments make
this magnificent 5,200
sq.ft. luxury townhome
unique in every way
This one has it all!

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Light and airy this
Charleston style home
offers lovely views and
a delightful boat dock.
A short walk to
golf clubhouse or
community pool make
this one irresistable!

Condominium living at
its best! This 3BR/3BA
villa is situated in
desirable location near
beach, tennis /fitness
center & restaurants.
Lovely views of lake
and golf course.
Kick back & enjoy!

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3BR/3BA, sleeps 5. Available BIG GAME,
then monthly Feb. 14th. Rick (904)583-

860 Homes-Unfurnished I
NEW 4BR/2BA large yard, on lake,
with security system. Page Hill
Subdivision. $1500/mo. 753-3616 or
4BR/2BA Lofton Point, 2050 sq. ft., less
than 1 yr. old. $1500/mo. Call Don
Brown Realty (904)225-5510 or 571-
HISTORIC DISTRICT Cute front porch,
back porch, fenced yard, FP, living room,
dining room, jacuzzi tub in bathroom. 2 or
3BR/1BA. $925/mo. (904)491-6598

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Walk To The Beach & Ritz Carlton In
gated Golfside South Community. Newly
constructed amenities center & pool.
3BR/2BA. Lawn maintenance & pest
control included. $1950/mo. Call Curtis
Lasserre Real Estate (904)261-4066.
2BR/2BA DUPLEX for rent on Island.
$800/mo. Call 753-3268.
AMELIA ISLAND Plantation Oaks near
Ritz Carlton. 3BR/2BA, 1852 s.f., LR, DR,
FR, FP, wood floors, 2-car garage, W/D,
fenced yard, patio, spr. sys., great house
in great location near beach. $1395/mo.
Option to buy. (904)491-5058.
BRAND NEW 3/2 home in The Reserve
at Nassau Lakes. Large yard, open floor
plan, 2-car garage. No pets. No smoking.
$1150/mo. Avail. 2/1. (904)491-6152
Private lot. No pets. $1000/mo. + $1000
dep. Call (904)669-0877.

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C A B Serving Amelia island,
U Fernandina Beach and Yulee Areas

St ll-- (904) 225-2696
26 St. Peter Blvd.
S E A T Yulee, Florida 32097
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P IR/SR 200

Property andlor small engine repair Situated
on 5 acres. property features a 2.496 SF cin-
derblock building (built to code), paved park-
ing & a small rental house

Immediately. Lawn maintenance included.
$1300/mo. (904)415-6080
AMELIA ISLAND .- 2BR/2BA w/garage,
balcony, easy walk to beach. $900/mo. +
util. Call Golden Isles Mgmt Services
bedroom homes located in Lofton Pointe
Subdivision, Fernandina Beach. Call
Federated Management Group (904)730-
LAKEWOOD 2002 Inverness. 3BR/2BA,
fenced backyard, fireplace, W/D. $1150
includes lawn care. Nick Deonas Realty,
Inc. (904)277-0006.
LOOKING FOR A long term, unfurnished
rental in the Amelia Island area? Visit our
website at www century21ferreira.com for
a complete listing or call Carol or Sherri @
Century 21 (904)261-3077.

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.75 acre., *- .v,.h 180 feet of fronutge, ths
property features paved roads on 3 sides.
Located between Wal*Mart and Lowe's.
Property hooked up to ,vater & sewer.

Ttrs property Iearures a 50x277 lo with an
1,100 square foot cinderblock building.
Located between Wal*Mart and Lowe's.


ucean ultDIes (JZ 050outhI letciter Avenue, lD-l) -
You can't live any closer to the beach than in this 2BR/2BA
ground floor unit. Across from the Surf Restaurant, it's fur-
nished, has ceiling fans, carpeted bedrooms, tile in living
area, built-in dishwasher, microwave oven. Washer/dryer
included. Designated parking. $1,200/mo.

One North 4th St., Apt. #B ,n l.an.j .'.:.,-,:..r. C:r.>S tr.m
post office. IBR/1BA. $625/mo.
2999-B First Avenue (at Simmons Road) -
3BR/3.5BA duplex Ocearn..Ew. Short walk to beach. LR with fireplace, dining
area & bre.ktaii bar 2.car garage, patio; screened porch, 3rd floor balcony.
1,900 SF. Washer/dryer and lawn care included. $1,600/mo.
833 Tarpon Ave., Unit A Oceanview 2BR/1.5BA'townhouse. W/D
hook-ups, pest control included. ONLY $800/mo.
1704 Park Ave. 1BR/1BA garage apartment in Amelia Park. Ceiling
fans, refrigerator w/ice maker. No pets. $695/mo.
1311 N. Snapper Lane (Off Citrona) 3BR/2BA with 2-car
garage, living room with fireplace, formal dining room, kitchen with breakfast
area, laundry room, screened porch, rear fence. $1,400/mo.
2379 Captain Kidd Dr. (Off Will Hardee) 3BR/2BA, 2-
car garage., frepla.e. dispoiji icemaker, W/D hookup, lawn care included.
1,404 SF Available Feb. 5. 11.295/mo.
2614 McGregor 36R/2BA, rear fenced yard, washer/dryer hookup, 1-
cair 9aage. 1,734 F $1,175/mo

200 Palmetto Trail (Otter Ran) 3iR 28a (ar in..
,rig i'O,:,m ..,Ih ljulle-d Lril,rni) nd Inrwplii: hl ..crn l'gjibj,1l d, p,:.;jl ririi.
erator wicemaker). Lawn care included. 1,840 SF. $1,525/mo. Avail. Feb. 15.
84042 St. James Place (Lofton Oaks) 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage,
living room with fireplace, fenced rear yard, family neighborhood. $995/mo,
1278 Quattlefleld Lane 3BR/2BA home on Intracoastal. Living
room, family room, separate dining room with vaulted ceiling. Luxury kitchen,
refrig. w/ice maker, laundry room, screened porch, 2-car garage. 1,742 SF, gor-
geous views, must see. $1,600/mo.
2214 High Rigger Court 3BR/2.5BA, 2-story, living room with
fireplace, lovely kitchen w/eating area, separate laundry room, W/D included.
MBA w/jacuzzi. 2-car garage, nice rear yard, walking distance to beach. First
time on rental market. ONLY $1,275/mo.
2741 Ocean Oaks Dr. (Off Jasmine) 5BR/3BA, in-ground
pool, screened porch, refrigerator w/icemaker, microwave, fireplace, laundry
chute. Lawn & pool care included. $2,195/mo.
Swan Building Downtown office suites. Centre Street at 4th Street.
Jasmine Office Center (1303 Jamine treet) 1/2 block
off 14th Street. 5,500 + SF. Can be divided. Will remodel for qualified tenant.
112 0i/SF plu .; les .ar and, uhili.e-

-ATENTION PROPERTY OWNEARS Business has been good and w.e are continuing to
expand our portfolio of rental properties. If you would be interested in our leasing and manage-
ment services for your property, please call Nip or Joy Galphin.

maint. Included. Located in Flora Parke.
Convenient to lax, Kings Bay & Amelia.
$1200/mo. + utilities. (904)261-4066
Rentals. Call 277-6597 or visit
www.homerentals.net. Galphin Rentals,
BRAND NEW 3BR/2BA brick home w/2-
car garage, 1900sf living space, very
peaceful surroundings. Available 2/1.
please call (904)466-1223.
3BR/2.5BA -' on golf course. New
appliances, wood, tile floors. $1650/mo.
includes pool, yard service. Call
OLD TOWN Renovated historic cottage,
2BR/1BA, LR, kit., laundry & bonus room.
Good neighborhood for kids. $900/mo.
Call (904)261-0012.
3105B First Ave. 3BR/2.5BA, like
new townhome on First Ave. has a 1-
car garage & very close walk to the
beach. Available now. $1295/mo.
includes lawn care.
2332B First Ave. Spacious 2BR/
2.5BA townhouse, has vaulted ceilings,
deck, fireplace & 1-car garage.
Available now. $1100/mo.
96928 Buccaneer Trail Lovely
3BR/2BA home surrounded by live
oaks. Has a gourmet kitchen, Jacuzzi
tubs, tile floor & large 3-car garage.
Available now. $1750/mo.
1885 Lake Park Drive Exquisite
single family home with lake view in
Amelia Park. 3BR/2.5BA, hardwood &
tile floors, gourmet kitchen, large walk
In closets, jacuzzi garden tub & a
heated spa. Available February 1st.
Call Patricia Cool at Chaplin
Williams Rentals (904)261-0604 or
visit chaplinwilliams.com.
FERNANDINA BEACH (2) homes for
rent. 3BR/2BA, brand new, 1600sf,
$1100/mo. Newly remodeled 1300sf,
$975/mo. Call Jackie at (904)556-6861.
home, 3-car garage, golf privileges
available for additional fee, community
pool. Lawn service Incl. $1800/mo. Call
Carol or Sherri at Century 21 (904)261-


Real Estate, Inc.

$850/mo. + utilities.
2BR/IBA. $1,000/mo. + utilities.
SIDE SOUTH 3BR/2BA home on private
Yachtsman Drive. $1,850/mo.+ utilities. Yard
maintenance & pest control included. UNFURN.
$ 1,000/mo. + utilities. UNFURNISHED.
*487 So. FLETCHER 2BR/IBA oceanview.
Monthly/weekly rental.
OFFICE with 3 rooms.
5 POINTS PLAZA -Prime retail space in
shopping center with Applebee's, SteinMart
and CVS. From 1,200 to 6,000 SF.
DEERWALK Prime high visibility location on
AIA in O'Neil. 1,250 SF units. $11-13 psf.
Plus $3 cam.

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3BR/1BA BEACH HOUSE $1200/mo. +
utilities. Please call (919)779-2101.

1861 Vacation Rentals
FL. 3BR/2BA home, one block from the
ocean, 30 min. from Jax. FL. Call
AMELIA ESCAPES offers oceanfront
vacation rentals at an affordable price.
Call us at (904)491-6650 or view our
properties online at
walk to beach, full kitchen, W/D, CH&A,
fenced yard. $1,000/wk. Sec. deposit.
(985)867-9004 or (904)415-0656
Oceanfront 3BR/2BA Duplex Also,
oceanview 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA. Call
(904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre, Realtor, for
special rates.
by the week or month. Call Golden Isles
Management Services (904)261-2710,
fully furnished. Call (904)415-0769.
ocean on north end. Boat available.
4BR/3BA. 1532 Lisa. $10K. (904)321-

1 863 Office
EXECUTIVE OFFICE Share my office on
Centre St. Two suites available; 308 1/2
Centre St. $600/mo. Call (904)321-
OFFICES Beside Amelia Insurance,
Sadler Rd. Various sizes. Call George
DOWNTOWN OFFICE 3 rooms, bath,
private entry, & porch to watch the
fireworks. 218-B Ash. $950/mo. Call
753-3219 or 277-1147.

DEERWALK Prime rign vioillt, location,
on AlA In O'Neal. 1250sf unilu Ajailaole
Dec. 2004. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate
RETAIL SPACE 540 to 2000 sq. ft.
Island Plaza on 8th St. Amelia Coastal

901 Automobiles I
'93 GEO STORM '93, A/T,. almost all
parts new (tires, belts, transmission,
battery...), 80K, exc. body & interior.
Blown head gasket. $750/OBO.

1996 THUNDERBIRD LX New Michelin
tires Xl. Geat 2nd car or good starter car
for teenager. $2500. Call (904)261-
(lady), white 1998 Dodge Caravan, 7
passenger w/ 71,000 miles. $6,265.
Barbara Burton (904)261-3854.
2001 KIA OPTIMA Very good
condition, leather, auto., CD. Call
(904)277-7177 or 205-0641 anytime.
For Sale
1955 Buick Super Conv. BIk/wh all
original, 1 owner.
1965 Buick Riviera GS gold 425cl,
2x4's, only 25k original miles, great
shape, rare & fast.
1965 Buick Riviera red 401ci great
shape, wire wheels. '
1970 Buick Riviera green 455cl,
1971 Buick Riviera GS red 455cl -
mint cond. ,
1971 Buick GS-455 red with gsx
stripe & spoiler great shape.
1956 Thunderbird red wire wheels,
manual 3-speed, show car.
Call Chris @ (904)845-6978..
1997 TOYOTA COROLLA $500. Good
engine, transmission, needs work.
1980 PORSCHE 911 SC $8,000. Good
shape. (904)277-8968
1992 MAZDA 929 New timing belt, new
brakes, very good tires, sun roof. Only
89,500 miles. One owner. $3,500. Call
(904)277-8280 or cell #583-3488.
1994 JEEP WRANGLER "Jamboree
Edition" 59K miles, 4 tops, off road
package, adult driven. $4,000 Firm.
(904)261-8974 or 556-1771.
1998 BMW Z3 71,000 mi. $14,350.
1997 MERCURY COUGAR $1,500.
Call (904)277-2877..
167K. $3,500. Call (904)491-0895.
5 speed, 5.0, GT. $4,500. (904)548-0166
2001 BUICK CENTURY .- w/premium
pkg: Mint cond. Owned by elderly couple,
driven 13,000 slow miles. Garaged &
maintained to fullest. $8995. 491-6336

1 902 Trucks
2003 FORD F150 $12,000. Call
1999 FORD XLT 350 4.4, dual wheel.
V8 diesel, black & silver, 8' bed, 4-dr.,
running boards. 58,000 miles. Very clean.
Lots of extras. $24,900. (904)449-1048

S 903 Vans
1988 DODGE MINI VAN Conversion -
New brakes, good work van. $800/nego.
Call (904)753-0900.

A stunning setting with unmatched lf/esyle.
We call it Nassau Lakes. You'll call it home
Business Center Fluess Center- Pool Tennis Courns Gared Enf3ncei 20 Acre Lake

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PRICE. Like new 3/2 home with
a study and fabulous screened
porch. This home features a split
bedroom plan with an open
kitchen & family room. Spotlessl
#34.154 $199,900 9
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is ready nowl This home is locat-
ed on a preservation lot and has
built ins, hidden TV, a large bonus
Sherry loft, and a nicely upgraded
904-415-1018 kitchen. Call for an appointment
.nwe@c eJtiecomtodayl $339,000 #32636

TION Arthur Rutenberg concrete
block home. Too many upgrades
to mention Coastal Living at its
best in a South End gated com-
Kit m. unity.You'll love the screened
904-2610347 lanai (32X20) overlooking a nat-
Kcuper@kniater*= ural setting. #34261 $539,900

gated community on Amelia
Island. This-immaculate 3 bed-
room, 3 bath condo is just steps
from the Beach. This community
Offers a pool, tennis, work out
Cheny facility, and private beach walkover.
904-583-0607 Golf club membership is avail-
ccherryl@aol.com able. #341771 $829,000

Spacious 4/2 hosts a large great This property has lots of options. in Meadowfield. Enjoy family BBQs
room with a stone fireplace and is A Zoning would allow for a duplex. from your open deck overlooking,
priced to sell Just a short walk to The house features wood floors. the tranquil preservation area.
schools, the public parks, and the i A Located across from the Peck Three bedroom/ two bath open
Beach. #33927 $179,900 Sandy Center and near recreational facil- Kit floor plan with a two car garage. Josle
90Pearman cities. #33819 $130,000 Cooper Easy maintenance and convenient Deal904-4 1952
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located on the Municipal Golf one of the most spectacular views
Course. This large lot feature on Amelia. This 3300 square
shady trees and great views. The foot townhome has three bed-
three car garage and separate rooms, 4 baths, and elevator.
workshop are wonderful extras Julie Membership to the Golf Club of
Mcracken> Amelia is included. Qualty con-
with this three bedroom, three raken struction and a view beon
904-261-0347 struction and a view beyond
t bath home. $469,000 #33479, jules@net-magic.net compare #32544 $989,900

AlP Build your dream home on this
lovely lot that backs up to a preser-
vation area. Located on the west
side of Amelia Island Plantation, this
Deal quiet location is sure to please.
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